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HAPPY YOUNGSTERS !
OVERFLOW BIG HALL' , The large auditorium of Elks' hall was filled to overflowing last night with the children of Juneau and Gas tlneau channel communltle' who ac cepted the Invitation of tho Elks' lodge of Juneau to bo present and meet Santa Clau9 and receive a present from him. Tho casual observer in Juneau would not suspect that the younger generation aro here in such numbers. They literally swarmed In the place like bees in tho summer time looking for a now home. There were some grown-ups present, but they all had to take a back seat and nearly | all wero left standing in-the aisles and foyer. Every child present was made happy. Candy, nuts and oranges In gnuro bags wore distributed and each child received a suitable present besides. Boforo tho distribution com menced Santa Claus conducted the drawing for "Pills" with tho assistance of little Miss Carter. F. P. Crowther, son of H. P. Crowther held the lucky1 number and is now the proud pos sessor of tho handsomo Shetland pony: and phaeton given away by tho Doran Drug company. ifecoaing tno entry 01 cjuihji v.uua there was an excellent program of: exercises, which was thoroughly en Joyed by all who were present. The Elks' nine piece orchestra furnished t excellent music throughout tho oven- ? lng. A large chimney had been built on the stage for the convenience of Santa Ciaus and it was a point of In tense Interest to tho kiddies. A large Christmas tree beautifully decorated and reaching almost to the high cell lng added much to tho realism of the occasion. Beside tho tree were piles and piles of presents and goodies all done up nice handy packages. Many grew anxious before the exercises were over but at last the crucial moment arrived and out popped old Santa with a long gray beard and a fat stomach which latter he took great delight: in Bhaklng as h* Tans she'.! heartily. The entrancing strains of the orchea :ra 'were drowned in the chorus of do llghted trebles that 2c >atcd upward md over the entire ass cmbly. Santa announced that he would hold r!:e drawing (or 'Tills" who wan aM most aa fast as one of Ills reindeer and would thou ?Svo tho children their presents?"where Is your rein deer?" piped a thin volco. Santa'' sidestepped the query and called for Uttlo Miss Carter to assist with the drawing which was quickly over and then tho big event was on?Hilly Garster. who had been pacing tho floor with A youngster in his arms, found a resting place for the child and Join ed Capt, James Davis. C. E. Ertck soa. E. L. Hunter, X. Li Bu rton. H. R. Shepard, Frank Wilson, Walter Bathe, Charles Hcnsol, Grover C. "Winn, Wal 11s George and others in tho work of distributing tho packages aa.d presents. Tho whole enterpriso was under tho direction of a commltteo headed by Judge J. B. Marshall. Following Is the program of exor cises rendered just beforo the pres ents wore distributed wj.s as follows: Dance?Miss Gullck's class of chil dren. Recitation?Ester Hlle. Dance?Miss Gullck's class of chil dren. Song?Second grade school chil dren. Drill?Third Grado school children. Recitation?Howard Case. Seng?Fourth grade school children. Recitation?Rosalie Pellagrini. Violin Solo and Piano Accompani ment?Tho Misses Kashevaroff. Recitation?Jim McNaughton. Drill and Song?First Grado school children. GET MARRiAGE PERMIT. A license to wed was issued In Se attle on December 16 to Noah A. How ell. legal age. and ALmy M. Sutphen, legal, age, both of Ketchikan, Alaska.1 THE LAST WORD IN CANDIES? "Whitmans" Buttor-Mhuro & Co., 3*5 Front Street. 12-15^., j NEW YEAR'S CANDY I Our Christmas Candy made a decided impression upon lovers of good confections, and we are posi- | tive that our line of confections are the best in the ? city. Buy her a box for New Years. BRITT'S PHARMACY I THE RELIABLE REXALL STORE BAGGAGE AND GENERAL HAULING j A. H. HUMPHRIES ToipnhnnpQ* 0FFICE 2551 [ VALENTINE BUILDING BARN 226 the Juneau Furniture Stork "Juneau's Leading Furniture Store" Cor Third and Seward Sts. Pianos and Piano Players EDISON DIMOND DISC J COLUMBIA TALKING PHONOGRAPHS I MACHINES VICTOR VICTROLAS IF,000 Records lor AH Machines. Sheet Music, Small Musical Instunncnts THREE STORES JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE J P. L. GRAVES. Mgr. REXALL DRUG STORE FRONT STREET DRUG STORE Douglas. Alaska. Douglas, Alaska. ELMER E. SMITH. Projl NEW LIBRARY BOOKS Juneau public library was made happy yesterday by the receipt of a consign, mont of new books for the library. There aro seventy-two volumes all of are principally high class fiction and many of them aro lato productions. Among the volumes received aro the following: "The Rosary," F. L. Barclay; "War," J. L. Long: "Wild Olives." Basil King; "Won la tho Ninth," Christy Mathow son; "Havoc," E. P. Oppenhelm; "Hol low of Her Hand," G. B. McCutchoou; "Inner Flaino," C. L. Burnham; "John March. Southerner," G. W. Cable; "Lighted Way." E. P. Oppenhelm; "Little Aliens," Mary Kelly, "Long Portage," Harold Bindloss, "Marriage," H. G. Wells; "Melting of Molly," M. T. Daviess; "Old Rose and Sllvor," Myrtle Reed; "Price She Paid," D. G. Phillips; "Quincy Adams Sawyer," C. F. Pidgin; "Red Lane." H. F. Day; "Rise of Roscoe Paine," J. C. Lilncoln; "Stop Thief." Jenks and Mooro; "Bar 20," C. E. MUlford; "Bar-20 Days," C. E. Mulford; "Base Ball In tho Big Leagues," Johnnie Evers; "Botween Two Thiovcs," Richard Dohan; "Buck Peters, Ranchmnn," C. E. Mulford; "Buttered Side Down." Edna Fcrber; "Chip of the Flying U." B. M. Bowor; "Christmas Eve on Lonesomo," John Fox. Jr.: "Chronicles of Quincy Adams Sawyer, Detective," C. F. Pidgin; "The Crisis," Winston Churchill; "From tho Bottom Up," Alexander Irvine; "Gor don Craig," Randall Parrlsh; "Great cases of Famous Detectives," George Barton; "Tholr Yesterdays," H. B. Wright; "Vision of Joy," Alexander Corkoy; "Vision Spletldld." W. M. Raine; "Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary," Anno Warner: "Steps of Honor," Basil King; "Susanna and Sue," K. D. Wiggin. GREAT ANIMAL SHOW TO VISIT JUNEAU John T. Spickett, manager of tho Orphoum Theatre, will leave for the South on the Princess May Thursday morning to sccuro tho Alms of the great Paul J. Ralney "African Hunt." An Eastern magazine article, des cribing the pictures of tho Paul J. Ralney "African Hunt," says: "Tho Paul J. Rainy African Hunt pictures, the most marvelous motion pictures ever taken, represent the ab solute high tide In the gradual rise of the motion picture Idea of enter tainment. An expedition of over 350 men spent a year in the depths of tho African jungles, and braved death from fever and wild beasts, In order that this wonderful entertainment might bo presented. "Mr. Rainey, who is a millionaire sportsmen from Clevoland, Ohio, under took his big game hunt flrst merely from the point of sport. Ho was the flrst African big game huntor to pro vide that the wondorful scenes he saw, and the strange experiences he passed through should be preserved for the declaration of the American" public, through the medium of the mo tion picture, colored slide and lecturer. Accompanying his expedition was a large corps of expert photographers and motion-picture camera operators, and whenever there was a hunt to be undertaken, or a dangerous trip into the jungles, these Intrepid men of the camera and film were in the forefront. The Rainey expedition consisted of 35 white men, 325 black men, 135 camels, 40 horses, 60 dogs, 54 oxen, and 150 sheep on the hoof, Mr. Ralney, Prof, Hlllcr of the Smithsonian Insti tute. and others, and their personal retinues, mot Mr. Allan Black of Aus tralia, and Mr. Augustus Outram of tho Transvaal, at Port Said, and while traveling to Mombassa, completed their plans. Dr. William Johnson was added as physician and surgeon, and a staff of photographers. At Mom bassa the complete Sofari, or hunting journey was arranged. Black giants of the Wahkambahs, lithe and agllo Swaheelis, thin and wiry Kavandas and Kharkaus. the courageous inky Mas sai, and smart Somalia, all African tribesmen noted for their endurance and other worthy qualities, accompan ied the expedition, some as employees and carriers and tho remainder for tho love of the sport. "Mr. Rainey'a expedition cost him over $250,000 and the time consumed was about one year." The Rainey pictures were presented as a special attraction at tho Moore i theatre in Seattle, where they attract ed record attendance. Mr. Spickett will bo in Seattle only two or three days, and absent from Juneau but two weeks. We are at your servlco day and night, Butlcr-Mauro & Co., 96 Front St. 12-15-tf Empire want ads get reRults. Fruits and Vegetables j We have Everything in the Market at this time of the year. | Come in and see for yourself. *-* | " ' i i ? ?" ? WARM CLOTHING FOR COLD WEATHER ! H. J. RAYMOND fSM THE STEAMSHIP PLANS I Charles W. Morse, who hail just six Ing to Surgeon Gcnornl Tornoy, U. S. A., when Prcaldont Tftft commut ed his sentence of fifteen years In At national banking laws, after bo had plans to go after tho foreign stoam Sinco he left tho penitentiary, whon ho very soon regained his health, Mr. Morso has been operating Hudson riv er bonta. His present plan la to run tho steamship Oceana, flying tho Amorican flag, between Now York and Bermuda. "Unlimited Possibilities." "I believe," said Mr. Morse recent ly, "that tho possibilities arc unlimit ed for developing Bermuda as tho American Riviera, and If tho peoplo down there who hnvo put tholr monoy j Into tho Bermuda-American Steam-1 ship Company contlnuo to give their' support I bcllove It will be possiblo to build up the islands in a few years to such an extent that they will bo America's principal resort. "What Is needed chiefly to malco this possiblo Is larger and heavier ships than have been run thoro. and wo aro going to glvo thorn. To suc ceed In competition with foreign ves sels wo must glvo the best sorvlce, and it Is on that basis that wo aro starting this first line to regain some of tho trade that America never ought to hnvo lost. t "As for tho transatlantic aiouuami, business, wo have a big proHem to solve, but If wc ever arc to regain our position on the soac, nov Is tho time to do It Whllo other nations have beon spending their money on j the sea, we have been spending mon ! cy on land. "Sinco about 1860, whon vood was | changod for iron in shipbuilding, Eng I land has excelled bocau30 she could build and oporato ships so much more cheaply that wo could. Our people found they could get better returns for their monoy on land thin on tho sen and tho result has been tho absorp ; tion of trade for forelg* uatlons. Nations Cave Help. "England, Germany, Franco and Italy have assisted tio companies that have holped them to colonize, ; whllo wo have continued to expand our railroads. A small fraction of the money which tho govortment has giv en to railroads In tho form of land or of guaranteed bonds would re-In state us on the sea." Mr. Morso said that aB long as thcro wero foreign ships to carry our goods wo dkl not realize the danger of not having a merchant marina of our own. Now, however, with goods to soli, and the markets of the world open to us, we find wo cannot reach them because of our onc-slded dcvelop | mcnt "I believe," ho continued, "that President Wilson's project to assist American citizens to build or buy American vessels is excellent, but it docs not go far onough. Provision should bo mado now to held Ameri can shipping 30 that It may compete with that of other nations. "Unless wo do something of that sort when conditions return to nor mal. wo will be left with a lot of for eign ships on our hands and no chance for doing business." SHORTAGE OF POWDER CAUSED TSINTAU'S FALL TSINGTAU, Dec. 15.?The Interna tional News Servico says that short ago of ammunition was the compell ing factor in the surrender of Tsing tau, Dominating the ultimating event of course, were always tho numerical inferiority of tho garrison In men and guns and the strategic weakness of tho fortifications, unknown to the Jap anese, but tho Germans did not ac tually hoist tho white flag until they had run out of powder and shoL But this dogged and skillfully con i ducted defense fell short of what the j Gormans individually, tho Japanese i seemed to have the kindliest meeting ; towards the Gormans personally, but I their troops could not understand why! | tho Germans had surrendered before the last man had been killed, and | why Gov. Meyer Waldcck had not committed suicide. But if thoy wero kindly toward the Gormans individually, the Jananese well understood what they were fight ing for nationally. A Standing Insult "Our men in tho trencher, knew their task," said a Jananese officer after tho capitulation. "It was a score of twenty years' standing. Every pri vate knew that Germany combined with Russia and France In 1897 to force us to yield Port Arthur. And then Germany took Tslngtau for her self. With Port Arthur lh tho hands of China, thoush won by assault from Russia at enormous cost to Japnri, tho possession by Germany of Tslngtau was a standing insult. Few 3ieges have resulted in 30 few casualties in proportion to tho num bors engaged and tho scopo of tho operations. Tho Gormans lost 170 killed and between 500 and COO wound ed. The Japaneso casualties, as giv en by Lieut. Gen. Kamio, the Japan ese commander in chief, were slight ly in excess of 1,700 and the British sixty. Against a besieging force of 23,000 Japanese, 1,000 South Wales borderers, and 500 Sikhs, assigned purely, for political reasons, wa3 a German garrison of 4 500. Garrison Too Scanty. The defenders had not sufficient strength to stretch their lines across 1 tho peninsula at a distance from the city, and theroforo wcro compelled to concentrato on a narrow span from tho Bay of Klachow to tho sea. This loft their last lino so close to tho city that a battery had to bo placed in tho very streota. In guns tho garrison mounted forty pieces, of all pattorns. calibora r.nd ages, and tho Allies had 140 siego guns, with a preponderance of heavy ; twonty-ono and twenty-ono centimetre I mortars. Four of tho German twon ty-four contimotro cannon woro cap ; turcd from the Chlncso at tho time of tho Boxer uprising, and six twelve centimeter pices had been used against tho French at tho siego of Paris, more than forty years ago. Then there was a scattering of field pioccs and light naval guns carried ashoro from dis mantled gunboats in tho harbor. In short, Tsingtau was nothing near so strong as the Japanese supposed it and in no wiso morited its reputa tion as a second Port Arthur. Had the Japaneso but know thoy might have carried the defenses by Btorm much earlier than thoy did. CORPORATIONS PAY THE TERRITORIAL TAX Ono of tho most important sourcos of revenue thus far flowing Into tho Territorial treasury since tho passage of tho Alaska rovcr.uo and taxation hill by the local legislature, has boon through tho license fees collected by tho Secretary of the Treasury, Charles E. Davidson. Altogether 317 foreign nnd 150 do mestic corporations have paid tho li cense tax of $15, most of them for both. 1913 and 1914 and somo for 1915"al so, although many waited until it became delinquent and paid a penalty of $2.50. All told 302 foreign companies havo paid the tax for 1914 and 122 domes tic corporations havo paid the Lax for 1914. ALASKA NATIVE BROTHERHOOD HELPING THE BELGIANS ; Tho Sitka subordinate lodge of tho Alaska Native Brotherhood raised a fund of $90 for the relief of the war stricken Belgians. A draft for this amount was sent to Gov. J. F. A. Strong which ho received yesterday. Accompanying tho draft was a let ter from Frank D. Price, of Sitka, asking that tho monoy be forwarded by tho Governor, to tho proper par Governor Strong said that ho would forward the monoy to tho Belgian consul in Seattle by tho first mail. ji Start the day right with a 1; Breakfast of 1 benjamin (Sintect (Sotfaes | "IT LOOKED WELL IN THE ROLL" as lots of wall papers do. But how of ten is your choice a disappointment when ft is hung! It is pretty much the same in selecting material for a custom-made suit. In the piece, it seems to be exactly what you want and you buy it. After a wait of from two to three weeks your suit is delivered, a perfect fit per haps, but from that day until it be comes a cast-off you wonder what evil influence possessed you to select it. To avoid regret, buy Spitjaatitt (Eormt (Elntlffa maoedy ALFRED BENJAMIN-WASHINGTON CO.,n y. For Men and Young Young Men S20.00 to ?45,00 Fabrics so varied your personal taste may be read ily met, and there is no speculation as to how "it will look made up"?you know. Master-weavers, master-designers and master tailors, stamp every Benjamin garment with a style so authoritative there is no mistaking its aristocratic origin. Different from ordinary clothes in everything but price. B. M. BEHRENDS CO., Inc. Cor. 3d and Seward Sts. o o c c> Juncau, Alaska ? ? * ? * *?* +?**+++**+ ? V ? AMONG THE THEATRES. ? * * 4, 4, 4. 4. 4. 4. ? 4. ****** ? ORPHEUM TONIGHT? THE HOUSE OF GOOD SHOWS Pathe Dally News?Showing the world's war pictures in the nir, with Zeppcllus, dirigibles, etc. "Education of Aunt Georginna." ? This Is a comedy that will make you forget that you did not win "Pills," bocause ho Is an oxponslvo luxury. Ho camo near eating up Cap. Kosky last night, when they woro to bo parted. "The Mothering Heart."?A two-reol featuro by tho Biograph Co. This is one of tho Orphoum's good pictures. "Such is Life."?This Is a groat comedy. "Lost In Mid Ocean."?Thursday ev ening In three partB. Jean Val Jean?Two Reel Imp Story at Grand Theatre Tonight. Tho good Imp two-reel story fea turo at tho Grand Is a sensational production. Better Solf.? A thrilling Broncho drama, always in the load. On tho Danger Line.?Powera' mas terpiece. Full of interest. Sauco for tho Gooso.?A volcano of laughter. A crack-er-jack comedy. Leaf In tho Storm?Warner's throo rcol Marlon Leonard featuro for New Years. *??? TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT; FOLLOW THE CROWDS and you will wind up at tho Dream Theatre. Besides tho best bill of movies shown In years, the regular Tuesday athletic exhibition of a high class three-round boxing contest be tween two very clever amateurs will take place. This is In connection with that wonderful violin by Prof. Cran dall, and those two beautiful vocal selections by Juneau,s little favorlto, Mile Violot which tends to assuro ono of a vory enjoyable evonlng. That wonderful "VIoletLan" lenso 1b In evldenco in "The Harp of Tara." Tho comedy Is purely Italian, taken In Italy, and there are somo qulto racy Incidents in It, such as "Too Much Mother-in-law." and some sldo splitting occurences acted "a la Ital ian." KEMPTHORNE RECITAL GULICK STUDO TONIGHT ??j-?. Tonight Miss Kempthorno will givo a pupil's recital In Misc Gullck's studo at 7:30. The public Is cordially In vited to bo present A special feature of the evening will be the performance of six small glrlB of tho ago of seven, which will de monstrate tho modern method of teach ing beginners music so as to eliminato drudgery and mako the work a source of pleasure to tho little players. Tho performers at tonight's recital will bo as follows: Anne and Susanno McLaughlin, Marion Bollo Pond, Helen Stoody, Elizabeth and Mamlo Feus!, Eleanor and Kathleen Murphy, Vono tla Pugh, Margaret Shattuck, Francos Nowell, Helono Smith, Margery and Kathleen Ronlson, M. Margrle, and Fay Thane. MERCHANT'S ASSOCIATION MOVES TO NEW QUARTERS D. E. Prult, of tho Juneau branch of tho Alaska merchant's Protectlvo Association announced thi3 morning that tho collection department was moved into new quartors at room 1, Valentino Building. AT THE RINK ON NEW YEARS EVE Como and danco tho old year out and the new year In, at tho Juneau Rink, New Year's Eve, December 31. The Lyric 5-pleco orchestra will havo a lot of lato music, tangos, one-stops, etc. Hear "This Is tho Lifo," "Mam my Jinny's Jubilee," "Noblo Valso Hes itation," "Farmor Brown," "Who Paid tho Rent For Mrs, Rip Van Wlnklo," "Too Much Mustard,"' "Tho Mississ ippi Cabaret," and others. Tho prlco will be ten cents a danco, dancing commencing at 9 p. m. There will bo plenty of serpontlne and confetti for everybody. Let 'er buck and tell It to Every body. ' ???? ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Reck, Mgr. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Aro Home-Smoked ALASKAN HOTEL! WINTER RATES I THE ALASKAN HOTEL will quote winter rates for permanent room ers, warm, well lighted rooms, with or without private bath, frcm Oct. 1 | to April 1,'at reasonable rates. P F P F F F See Maneg^^i^^mPnc^si