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? Douglas Branch $ + M. A. SNOW. Manager * ? + + + . DOUGLAS, Dec. 30.?T6o btg en- 'j tertaiumout given by the Catholic , school childreu last night was a very meritorious affair. everything going off without a hitch. About $75 was real ized and will be turned over to the,, Judge Henson today gave Paul Van j. Belle his choice of 90 days in jail or! Van Belle chose the latter course. He j has been around Douglas for the past two or three months and has not ev en attempted to find work. The Catholic school vacation han been extended to Jan. 6th. Miss Mary Bcckstrom went to Men-j of visiting for a couple of days with j. Miss Kuykendall, teacher of the gov-; ernment school at that place. TREADWELL. Dec. 30.?The inter locking steel piles for the new cais-. son at the Treadwoll wharf have all! been driven, and the work of Install-! Ins the new salt water pump for the power plant will soon begin. The motor generator for the moving picture machine at the Club is being wired today and the machine will bo used for the Saturday shows. Word has been received from Chris: Nelson, former solo cornotist at Tread-: well, iu which ho says he will prob-. ably come North soon. fcrson from, the South this morning. He spent the holidays on the Sound. The City of Seaftie is duo at Tread of freight for the company. The annual New Years ball, given by the Tree dwell Club, will take place, tomorrow night Music wiil be fur nished by the Treadwoll orchestra. Tonight is family night at the Tread well Natatorium. .? ? SPECIAL FERRIES THURSDAY NIGHT. A special ferry will leave Treadwel! ' at S:20, Douglas.S:30 and Juneau 8:40 for Thane. Two late trips will leave Juneau, one at 12 and one at 2 a. m.. touching all points. 2L > MARINE NOTE-9 * ?? <!* * t. .> * .> * c. * ?* ?:> * * -:? Juneau tomorrow morning early. The princess May will sail south Westward southbound January 3. The City of Seattle will arrive from the south January 1. The Admiral Watson Is scheduled to sail from Seattle January 5. The Humboldt Is laid up for repairs. FISHING FIGURES FOR THE MONTHj About 530,000 worth of halibut was; caught by the boats operating from Prince Rupert for tho month of Novem- j bcr. The exact figure la $28,000 at 5i cents a pound, the catch ot halibut being 556.000 lbs. This catch Is be low the average since there were two boats laid up. On Saturday, however, | two boats brought In large catches j amounting together to 200,000 lbs. Fast i shipment; of fresh fish are being sent; over the G. T. P. to meet tho growing; demand for the splendid Prince Rupert halibut and cod in tho east. Cod wore caught last four weeks, to the amount of 14,000 pounds, worth; $700. Over ten thousand pounds of cod wore shipped fresh, and 2,000, pounds green salted. Forty-six hun dredweight of fino soles were taken and these represented in value $230. Crabs to tho value of $360 were caught and shipped to tho east, there being, a growing demand for the largo Paci fic Coast crab which flourishes in the northern waters. Six thousand pounds altogether were caught and shipped. ?(Prince Rupert Empire.) Brother Eagles, don't forget Instal lation of officers on Friday evening, January 1st. at S p. m. A large at tcndence of members is requested. U GEO. SPENCE, Sec'y. Your New Years flowers are here. Call at Winter & Pond's. 2tJ FOR RENT.?I-arge, nicely furnish-1 ed room with board. 340 Franklin street. Cor. Fourth Ave. 1 mo. I WAGONS AND SLEDS II AT CHEAPER PRICES than Montgomery. Ward & Co.. will land them here. We have a big stock of materials on hand and must get rid of thorn. All kinds *of repair^ work. SIDNEY JOHNSON Douglas, Alaska I VV&le the European Nations are at War i and are asking for three weeks trace wo, the citizens of the greatest! country on oarth, are preparing for a week of merriment and happiness, and to make our friends and neighbors happy; why not extend the happiness Into weeks, and the weeks into months, and let the entire people extend it Into years? T have prepared an easy way for you all?Secure your holi day gifts at one of the three great stores conducted by Klmor E. Smith. Douglas and Juneau. Alaska, where you can get things to please you. if it's a drug, musical instrument, or a holiday gift. I have it. Shop when yon are ready. I have the stock to select from. ELMER E. SMITH DOUGLAS --- 3 STOKES ALASKA I Douglas Opera House Hotel I Fresh Olympia O'ysters FREE MOVING PICTURES SUNDAY NIGHT o .> The Best of Wines. Liquors and Cigrars FETE ROLANDO, Prop. Douglas, Alaska t ? . ? .Li . . <> I GROCERIES MEN'S GOODS M. J. O'CONNOR Douglas I Watches" HOWARD, WALTHAM VV oltucs. . ELGIN, HAMILTON $1.00 to $150 Each EQUITY and INGERSOL ^ An Elgin 16-3ize, Seven Jewels, Nickel Case at So.oO NEW DESIGNS IN ALASKA JEWELRY PAUL BLOEDHORN, DOUGLAS, ALASKA VICE CONSUL BR1TT William Hrltt, vice consul it Juneau for Norway, has received inquiries In is desired to learn tho vvliercabOUtJ* of l?irs Waldemar Larson, supposed to be In Ketchikan section when Inst heard from Information as to the whotcaboutn or Knut A. Hegdalsgrah^ easteri or Southern Alaska. Informa of Carl fttogdahl; last heard irom in Southern Alaska. The- vico consulate would llko to communicate with, some ono who knows or knew Olaf Hole. The lattor was d row nod. In Illlamna Lake September J7 this year. IDAHO HAS HEBREW FOR GOVERNOR Tho State oPldaho wilt have a new governor.. January ? 6. IMS- His sur name is Alexander, and his front name la "M030." dry-goods merchant. known to every man. woman and child in The retiring governor Is John M. Haines, Republican. Tho governor elect Is a Democrat. One reason for his success, aside from personal pop ularity. Is that tho gubernatorial con test In Idaho was a three-sided affair, with a progressive aspirant also In tho field. Tho fact stands'out; in relief that Idaho has done somotblng not only extraordinary, but uniquo. That ntato has elected an Hebrew as Governor. If Is said to be the first instance where one of that race and roliglous belief has ever received Buch an hon or There have been Hebrews In State I Legislatures; In tho National House and Senate?as. for instance, Joseph Simon, of Oregon, and Isador Ray nor. of Maryland; but hover before; thoy say. In American history has an Hebrew been governor. Fut why not? It is not a quostlon of race or religion; but a matter of character' and individual fitness for imiortant place. C overnor Moses Alexander fills tho bill to tho satisfaction of a majority of the people of Idaho; and ho will have two years In which to demon strate to tho entire-State that their confidence Is not misplaced.?(Seat tlo Times.) IRVIN COBB TELLS VIVID WAR STORY N"EW YORK, Doc. 14.?Irvan Shrew sbury Cobb, whoso namo will Y /rlt ten on the blackboards (if they still uso thorn) of schools of Journalism :is the only man who cvor lntorvlowod I-ord Kitchener of Khartoum and tho only man from Paducah who ever woro a wrist. watch, was tho guest of honor of tho Greou Rohm Club last night. Some funny things Mr. Cobb : told a reporter about how it-felt to bo. a i dinner guost In New York, .where thoro : Is always an opeh season- fo'r -banquets i might be recorded-Ibbrft '.wero' It hot I for tho posslbllUyOthht Mr. Cobb, fol lowing the custom Of the season, would deny tho authentlcacy of'tho Inter view. And anyway the speech ho made was deadly sbrloua with just a dash of negro dialect stories for which ho is justly famous. "All to whom I talk about tho war," said Mr. Cobb, in closing- the speech he made after the dinner, "aok mo about Belgium. If I could write tho story of Belgium as I saw It I would crowd tho Rocordlng Angel out of his Job." '^2^1 Word Picture of World's Horrorc.^! If the speaker cared to repeat his talk of last night he could undoubted ly crowd many professional lqcturcre out of their jobs, for it was a burn ing word picture of the horrors of war by a man whoso training has been to observe facts and to relate thorn. "The difficulty in convoying any adequate Impression of this war, in which one-half of tho world Is fight Ing the other half," said Mr. Cobb, "is that its Immensity Is so stagger ing that tho human mind cannot grasp it, and that the nearer one gets to it the. more difficult it is to get any per spective of the whole. And then it is not at all like wo have been taught in literature war is. A visit'wo made to tho center of tho German lines on tho Alsncwill Illustrate-this. v/uu Ui iuu uifc ucrujuu uuuvi was stationed there in a field. Thero were five 21-centImetor Runs hidden beneath leaves and branches to dis guise them to teli aviators. The 200 or more men in charge of the battery lived in huts In the rear, and when wo arrived they were scattered in and around tho huts writing letters, sleep ing, smoking and playing- the German national game of pinochle. "A telephone rang. Tho telephone, by tho way, is ono of tho dlsillusion izers of modern warfare. Goiie 1b tho messenger who used to corns stag gering.in in tho second act, his shoul ders covered with fuller's earth. Tho triephon'o is the modorn mossonger. It rang, and the men put down their letters and their pipes and wearily mar.ncd their guns and placed great four-foot shells in them. Phono Calls Direct Firing We were wnrned to keep our mouths open, which was superfluous informa tion for me, and then the five guns turned-loose their deafening roar and , somewhere five or seven or nlno miles over tho tops of tho poplars tho im mense shells fell, maybe among tho - - - "The men resumed their previous occupations until another , phone call should send .them again.to their post. I talked to the captain of the battery, a university man. Ho said that he had been there for several- wcoks. during which tim6, although. he had never been able'to see-a sign of the enemy, he had lost four of his offi cers. CO per cent of his mon- and many of his guns. "At tho Nord Station, in Maubouge, what to mo Is" the sorriest feature of tho war was brought homo to me?the position of the wounded man. There on the road, which is tho main line of communication of tho Gorman right and center, wo Bnw, Tor tho first time, tho troop trains going to tho front on one track and the trains bearing tho wounded coming back on tho other, tho raw material gtdng to the mill and tho finished product coming back. "The troop trains wero full of splen did young follows,' Joaded down with flowers, singing (he'sorigs of the Fa therland, the cars festooned with streamers. "A half.hour after we reached the station 1,400 wounded men arrived on tho first train bearing wounded. For fivo days thoy had boon coming from tho front ninety miles away, packed on straw in tho cars. The fresh troops had scats, and because they were needed wero given tho right of way, while these men who wero no longor of uso conld die, may hap, on sidings. They wero fed the rations given the fresh soldiers, if they could eat', 50,000 Wounded In Week "Wo helped unload some of them because there wero not stretcher men enough. Tho nurses and doctors sank in their tracks to sleep until the next train should come along, and they camo in an endless procession. Wo wore told that 50,000 wounded passed through that week. And that was only ono railroad in ono part of a whole great continont at war."?(The World.) MAKE RICH STRIKE ON VAULT CREEK FAIRBANKS, Dec. 14.?Much ex citement was created in Fairbanks yesterday by the report that laymen on Jack Prcst's ground on the Hard Luck Association claim on Vault creek had made a wonderfully rich strike, and that thoy wore taking out pans that would run as high as $19. Ru-I mor had these pans ranging anywhere from $10 to $19. Reports received last evening from Vault Creek said that the strlko was' rich, but that it had, been oxngger*j ated. At the property, it was stated that pans, running as higbt as $11 had been taken out, but that the aver age would bo much lower, probably in the vicinity of $6. , Tho men completed their shaft a, short time ago, but owing to tho warm weather, and tho amount of slough ing, had been unable to do much work. They are. waiting for colder weather and as soon as thoy can get wood on the ground, will start taking out a winter dump. Tho men working the ground arc A. A. Boatty, Potor Harotto and C. Hamilton.' who took a lay on the prop erty last. summer, after Jack Prest mado his cleanup and loft tho coun try. Ever slnco taking over tho prop art)',, the men have been doing well t-(Fairbanks Times.) St. Nicholas loaves.for Tor.akoo and way ports, Tuesdays at 8. a. m. 12-2S-tf i n; [public dance [every Saturday niRbt at the "Mooes Hall. Gentlemen $1.00, FIRST LAY LET IN TOLOVANA FAIRBANKS, Doc. 14.?By a deal consummated yesterday afternoon, George Wheeler, Mike Wagner ami Mrs. Gcorgo Wheeler gave a lease and option on tho Imperial Association clnlm on Livengood Creek, In the Tol ovana district, to G. W. Fennlngton. Roy McQufien, F. G. Noyes. and Har ry Marsh, according to information given out last night by Mr. Wheeler; By the terms of tho lease, tho lay men are to pay 33 1-3 per cent, royal ty. To lease will bo put on record today, Tho laymen are to send men into tho district within the noxt few days ' to do somo prospecting, and If con ditions warrant they will put in a good sized plant on it this winter. A prospecting boiler and tho balnnco of | tho outfit is being prepared for ship ; mont now, and will leave as soon as everything is in rcadinoss. Mr. Wheeler Is ono of the most op : timlstic stampeders who secured ground in tho Tolovana, and he ex presses tho opinion that It will be but a short time until operators are tak | ing out good money there. . * ? ? NO MAIL FOR KANTISHNA PEOPLE FAIRBANKS, Dec. 14.?In a letter received yosterdny from the second assistant postmnster general, Post ' master Guy H. Madara. of Chona, was Informed that the department would not honor tho request for a regular mall service to the Kantlshna. The reasons given were that the distance was too great: that there was no post offico in tho Kantlshna; that the ex pense would be too great, and that there were not sufficient peoplo in tho district now to justify the depart ment in taking any action. Last summer, tho residents of the Kantishna and a number of people interested in mining property there circulated a petition asking for a reg ular mail service to the district. Cop ies of the petition were sent to the President, to tho postmaster general,, and to Delegate Wickcrsham. Although they have met with de-i feat in tie first attempt, the people of the Knntiahna are not discouraged according to a number of thorn who; new the request in the near; future; rhejr. have new plans whereby they! think they will be successful,-anil, as it were, will spring something new on tho enemy.?(Fairbanks Citizen.), NOTICE. I have been appointed adminlstra-[ tor of the estate of Matt Bosoloff,! deceased. All persons having claims, against the same are required to prc-j sent them within six months from this 18th day of December. 1914', veri fied as by law required, at my office, in Juneau, Alaska. V. A. PAINE, Publications, Dec. 18 and 25, Jan. 1 and 8. PERSEVERANCE STAGE (From Burford's Corner) Lcavo Junenu 5 p. m., Dec. 31. 1911. Leave Perseverance C: 30 p. m., Dec. j 31. 1914. ; Lcavo Juneau 1:30 a. m.. Jan. 1, 191G. i Leave Perseverance 10 a. m. Jan. 1, j 1915. Faro 50c each way. 12-29-3t. 25 per cent, discount on nil holi day goods. Butler Mauro & Co., 96 Front St. . 12-28-lt. asts ;: : we do not care ate 61.00 do the work of 62.00. j .i \ Ladies ? Goats Women's 8 Children's Dresses f ? i > ^ o Your choice of any garment in our stock at Dresses add their part in the sale, all go at t One-Half Price One-Half Price | j. 1-2 Price 12 Price Dress Goods | o r .. ... , Dress Fabrics are also included in this f o Your choice of anything in our silk stock clearance sale at I 335% Off 1-3 Off Original Price :: jj." ONE-HALF PRICE ON NECKWEAR AND REMNANTS j: MADE UP FURS AT A BIG REDUC HON | * ? j; Don't Miss This | ^ f Seasonable Goods | o - to save money!! I Goldstein s Emporium | t Zero i "We Lead?Others Follow" % | o? ?????????????????? f ? IImiss. gulick's 'I;tea room : SECEND AND SEWARD STS. Open Daily Except Monday & Thursday 1?>t ltMrt Children's Clima. Second Term. IJeirlnnins: H Saturday Jan. 10 a. nr. Studiof..r rent. H j : ? ? I ! ^Pupil's ^^Recital 1 Under the Direction of 3 Miss Kempthornc In MfasGulick'gStudlo Second & Seward Stu. Tuesday, Dee. 29tfj, 7:30 p. m. j| < DMISSIO X !?' U K K R A BEAUTIFUL BASKET OF CANDY given away free an a prize for Christmas at Tftc Palace of Sweets?Douglas Big shipment of spates coming on City of Seattle WHO FOR? JDLIDS JENSEN KOI LKR !? HATING every nlaht at the DOUGLAS SKATING KINK Good Muntc-Ccod Floor- Good Skate*.?Tuoa dayr. Friday*. Saturday* for Nativee. Lodie Frtc. Srecial attention to Icirinner* ever Friday eiternotn frcm Si-lO to l.?\\c aim to rdriOreo at 7:10p, m. till 1030 p. m. Slntimr Sunday nfternoon. ?Sunday nlithl ladies free. iii ? ?. J? L. G Thomnn Mori F. Thoman % y Alaska Furniture $ Undertaking % Co., Inc. * | Funeral Directors & Embalmers t t ?> Doturlaa Aln-ika A ' I Douglas Undertaking I ==PAliLOUS= Funeral Directors and Embalmcrs 1 H. V; SULLY | | SWEATERS S ? 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