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* ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE *
?> Ooufllas Branch *
? M. .A SNOW, Maoagor ?
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DOUGLAS, Doc. 31.- Word has bet :!
received ia Douglas that Marth. Koest
present time a prisoner or war In aj
detention camp on the British coast
moved from the Murray flats and are:
occupying the Ferris cottage recently j
vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Bert Drlm-j
The Douglas public VhOCd will re- j
ester of the present schofcd year. :
Jefferson for I and, whence has
his father.
Detxnu liuyir as a ^yuthboi^nt:
TREADWELL | ^-Ga'.rioJ
engaged in *lgK\ Ho a '
steadily advanr uu soot \ vects j
to b? in Sarajr \
Charles Johd who is en / jjed
little finger .vas painfully lacerated.!
The dance tonight at the Club prorn
The heavy snowfall of yesterday
was very disappointing to the Tread
veil skaters, but Jack Wilson has a
/; today and he says the skating will
bo excellent soon.
DINING ROOMS OPEN
at Third and Main Streets will be dp
Ins. Reasonable rates lor children's
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the Mariposa will bo due from tU<
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The Alameda is; gbcduled to sai
The Admiral VaiAon is sctmiulei
to sail from Seattle Jan. ;.th.
The Georgia left for Sitka todaj.
The Humboldt Is laid up.
HEARING SET FOR
MINING CONTES1
A notice of hearing has boon issucc
by the local land office la the case o
will bo taken before V. S. iClmmis
sloner Stackpole at Ketchikan on Jan
uary 20. 1015. and the final hearinj
^V.ou February 2, 1015.
?Lgroap of six lode mining claimt
slti'Wfcd la the vicinity of Ketchikan
*ro ?jjplved. The government alleg
'
?jc< ^nc to entitle' the owner tf
WHITE RIVER MINES
GOING TO PATENT
Tho local land office today issued
final certificate for patent to Frank
J. Nolan for approximately 240 acres
of land comprising a group of lode
mining claims in the White River dis
FIRE AT DISPATCH OFFICE ?
?iji?
There was incipient blaze In the
Dispatch office this afternoon. It .was
extinguished, however, by the use ol
hand chemicals in the place. The tin
originated at the Linotype machine
the gasoline burner on the machine.
on the floor and it quickly Ignited.
Miss Georgia Curo, who has been
spending the holidays at home, re
turns today to boarding school in
fWAGONS AND SLEDS I
AT CHEAPER PRICES |
than HonE5om? r>, Ward & Co.. wil! land then', here. We have ra
SIDNEY JOHNSON Douglas. Alaska 1
Wtiile the European Nations are at War
and are asking. for tfiree weeks trace
we. the citfzens of the greatest country on earth, are preparing
for a week of merriment-and happiness, and to make oar friends
I have prepared; an eas> way for you all?Secure your holi
day gifts at one of the three great stores conducted by Elmer E.
Smith. Douglas and Juneau. Alaska, where you can get things to
ELMER E. SMITH .
DOUGLAS - - - 3 STORES - - - ALASKA
| Douglas Opera House Hotel |
: resk Qlympia Oysters i
FREE MOVING PICTURES SUNDAY NIGHT %
,> The Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars . *
"> PETE ROLANDO, Prop. Douglas, Alaska t
IERIES
MEN'S GOODS:
Wa tches! f
HOWARD, WALTHAM :
ELGIN, HAMILTON ]
EQUITY aad INGERSOL
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An Elgin 16-size, Seven Jewels, Nickel Case at
NEW DESIGNS IN ALASKA JEWELRY '"'
PAUL BLOSDHORN, DOUGLAS, ALASKA |
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THREE DANCES ON
? ment here.
:i. ?? masquerade. It promises to bo
I largely attended, as the A. B.'s alone
have, a large membrahip. Good mus>
In; the Junean Rluk thero will bo a
. of/sejjontlue and confetti on hand, tho
| Rink management promises to outdo
reputation of tho Itlnk, for fun,!
; and music tonight. Tho danco will j
i Ir.rt as long as the dancers want it. |
r Good music will bo furnlshod.
,j Tiro members of the -W. S. W. club
? will have a private dance at Thane.
. This promises to bo largely attonded,
. as many invitations wore sent out
There will bo lnte ferries for all
! thi) dances.
. ..
; KAY "WILSON NOT
TO RETURN HERE
' Ray Wilson, formerly assistant cah
. ici?''cf'the B. M. Bchronds bank, does
[i not, intend to return to Juneau. Last
week ho resigned ills position and left
foi-JSan Francisco, where he wan born
and raised. Ho spont two years in
. Juneau, and becarno ono of the most
popular young men in tho city.
A .Vear ago Mr. Wilson's father
.died at San Francisco. Tho
estate recontly was divided among
tho widow and three sons. Ray Wil
son getting a fourth.
j P. 0. RECEIPTS RISE;
XMAS MAIL LARGEST
Two weeks after the United States
> postofflco moved from Front to Third
street, postal receipts increased 20
' .per cent. Postmaster Earlo L. Hunter
said today that the lncrcaso had been
maintained. "I thought it was a flash
in the pan." he said, "but now I have
discovered that since the postofllce
moved, the women and children make
more frequent calls to it; consequent
ly stamp sales havo increased?there
evidently is more correspondence be
ing mailed."
Tho postal force for tho flrst time
since Mr. Hunter took ofllce, have
unqualifiedly confessed to having been
"stumped" by tho Christmas mail
this year. When the steamship Mari
posa came speeding into port last
Sunday night she brought twelve
dmy-londs of mall, packages, letters,
periodicals, and what-not?and when
the postal force started on the Job
late Sunday night they faced an
eighty-hour shift.
When tho postal clerks were work
ing their hardest, along came tho
Jefferson and Princess May? with
more mail for Juneau. Then the Geor
gia butted in. and of course there was
large mail for Sitka and way ports
which had to be "worked" before the
Georgia "could leave port for Sitka
; yesterday. Then the Princtns May and
Jeffcrsou. both southbound, screeched
thoir return from Skagway, and it was
moro work. Meanwhile tho piles of
unopened bags of mail seemed to
grow larger.
This morning the last of tho mail
was thrown in the boxes. The postal
clerks have not bad a Merry Christ
mas.
DEPUTY BRINGS INDIANS
WHO WERE IN BRAWL
Warren S. Harding, deputy marshal
at Haines, arrived in Juneau this
morning, covered with Bears and with
two bottles of "booze" a butcher knife
and six prisoners as souvenirs of a
drunken riot and brawl among the
Indian population at Hainers. The
scars were obtained b>\ Officer Hard
ing in making the arrests and the
"booze" and weapons are to be used
as cvidonce against tho prisoners. The
prisouers consist of Charley Mitchell,
who is said to have made the assault
with the knife, James Kloenott. Mrs.
Jamie; Kloenott, Frank Joe. and Mrs.
. Frank- Joe, all Indians, and William
| F. O'Shoughncssy a white soldier from
Fort .'Seward who is charged with fur
bishing; the liquor that caused the
tputyev .>
Officer Harding gives plenty of ovi
cience-oX; having been handled pretty
rpughly. There woro ho says, about
li> or 20 Indians in tho riot. Six of
?tjjem havo charges against thorn and
are, now in the Federal jail in Juneau
and.-slx oLhers aro in Haines and will
bo used-,as witnesses.
| SEATTLE PAPER COMMENTS
I- ON ALASKA WEATHER
. T'alm .Bench, Honolulu and San :
Diegp^ -Meccas for winter rer.ortors, ?
i wjll tiad their bensted climatic ad- '
| vantages disputed by Northern rivals I
if the-enterprising commercial clubs 1
[ of Alaska circulate tho December '
weather reports with minimum ro- 1
cords for Nome, Sitka, -Tanana, Val- '
dez and Eagle compared with barome- 1
; trical readings in tho states. I
Jn flve Alaskan cities, for December '
if, the lowest record, that of Tanana, i
was four degrees above zor'o at a 1
minimum. In the ctatos, Chicago had 1
two-degrees below zero; Dos Moines, <
four degrees below zero; Minneapolis '
ton degrees below zero; Pittsburgh, 1
two below zero; Kansas City, two dc- ')
.grces below zero; St. Louis four de- 1
above zero;'Winnipeg, eight dc- 1
rocs below zoro.
The Alaska records, all above zero, ^
December 1C, wore Eaglo, ton degrees; ;
Nome, twenty degrees: Sitka, thirty
degrees; Tanana, four degrees, and
?
"Following the usual custom, Now
York, Boston and many other cities
In the states failed to report their
minimum temporatures out of respect
for their civic p'rldo.?(Seattle Times.)
AUTOMOBILES IN
YUKON TERRITORY
?V??
The attempt to demonstrate the
utility of the automobile for the long
distance road:; in the Yukon should
be encouraged. The several individ
ual owners who have attempted to
make the run from Dawson to White
horse this seasoa desorvc credit for
their enterprise. Although difficul
ties were encountered, the starters
covered a great deal of grtfu'nd and
by their experience have made plain
the obstacles to be overcome before
the overland tonrt can bo considered
suitable for steady motor car service.1
Those who have been over the trail
say that the road Is good save for a!
few short strstchcs, and that many;
of the mishaps, were due to sheer bad
luck. It also appears that one of the
chief difficulties is the want of a bro
ken track for the width of tho autos.
How to keep the snow plowed out,
or beaten down the proper width is
something with which to deal, as well
as the item ?f affording a smooth
roadbed.
Autos navo DOCU traveling ueiwcuu
Fairbanks ard Chltlna, the terminus
of the Copper River & Northwestern
railway, this year, and carrying mail
and passengers with success, and tho
routo Is about as long as that be
tween Dawson and Whitehorsc. High
power autos do great service outsldo
In fire departments where stoop hills
muddy suburban roads and heavily
snow-drlftcd highways aro encounter
ed. Thoy walk through places where
teams cannot go. If tho highpowcred
cars could ho maintained on these
roads they might keep them clear
at all times or perhaps one or two
of them could cloar the routes for
lighter cars. Autos also cover mosti
of tho Southern end of tho Dawson-1
\Vhitehc|rse trail successfully. But[
whether or not tho steady service
ever will be realized in winter that
Is given by tho old-time horse-drawn
stages romains to be seen. If tho
cars can glvo as rollablo Borvlco thoy
certainly will bo vastly superior in
point of tlmo consumed on the trip
and reduction of expenses to those
who travel or ship over tho trail. If
tho overland road cannot bo made i
practicable in winter, surely it can
be made practicable in summer. The
roads in. every country are traversed
satisfactorily in summer, and there Is
10 reason why thoy cannot be opened
n this region. Once a highway is
iponed botwecn Dawson and Yukon
n summer, tourists from the outside
will bring cars North, and tho big
ransportation companlos then, rath
sr than losing, will be gaining new
rlbutary business. Railways every
where outside encourage good auto
?oads paralleling J.rul tributary to
he roal and steamer lines, knowing
hat on tho whole thoy bring settlors
vhich moans more business -for the
. ?
transportation lines thriving off the
Let the Yukon .motorists keep plug
ging away at the Dawson-Yukon inar
be proved negotiable from end to end
for much.-if not all, or the year by
motors. Dawson then v/fii be much
nearer the out<jr world, and the goun
seasotY that :nay be chosen. Noino
has the Arctic dog races which an
nually attract the world-wide attcn
not let Klondike go Nome one better
and havo the more modern motcr
derby in the shadow of the Pole?
The fnmc of the races will go through- '
out the nations. And Just for win
ter diversion. Dawson might estab
lish a finp big oval on the river in
front of the city this winter and lot
her many speed kings enter for the
establishment of Arctic honors and
the creation of good sport. Start the
ball rolling.?(Dawson News.)
ASKING DIVORCE
John S. Brewer has filed suit in the
District Court for divorce from his
wife, May K. Brewer. Cruelty is al
married in August lOOii at Dawson,
Yukon Territory.
NORTHERNERS WED.
Roger O. Bryant of Haines and Miss
Lorraino Sundccn of Skagway were
married at the homo of the bride's
parents, in Skngway, Dec. 21.
GENEROUS JUNEAU
Juneau has raiBcd and forwarded
?4,600 to the Belgian relief fund.?
(Whitehorse Star.)
Mrs. Robert Simpson and hor sis
ter Miss Goldstein expect to leave
next month for a visit to Puget sound
and California.
Mrs. .T. P. Moloney and Master Joe
Malonoy returned to Seattle this morn
ing on the Jefforson.
W. A. MncMlllan took passage on
the Jefferson this morning for Seat
St. Nicholas loaves Tor Tenakeo and
way ports. Tuesdays at 8. a. ra. 12-28-tf
AT PRESENT.
A bomb for Cousin Willoy would
by a suitable Christmas present from,
Cousins George anil Nicholas. ? (
(AVhltehorso Star.)
NOTICE
1 have been appointed administra- '
tor of the estate of .Matt Bescloff, de
ceased. All persons having claims
against the same are required to pre
sent them within six mouths from
this 18th day of December, 1914, veri
fied as by law required, at my office,;
in junoau Alaska.
V. A. PAINE,
Publications, Doc. 18 and 25, Jan. 1.; <
NOTICE I!
The regular mooting of the Loyal; (
Order of Moose, will be h?ld Thursday ?
evening Dec. 31, at 8 p. m. {
Business of importance. All mem- <
bcrs requcstod to attend. ,
"?? THOS. J. MoCAUL, Soc'y.
SPECIAL FERRIES THURSDAY
NIGHT.
A special ferry will leave Treadwell
at S:20, Douglas,8:30 and Juneau 8:40;
for Thane. Two late trips will leave '
Juneau, one at 12 and ono at 2 a. m? '
touching all points. 2t.
? 4 ?'
Closing out our lino of genuino Lib
by cut glass at cost.
12-21-tf W. H. CASE.
Brother Eaglos, don't forget instal
lation of officers on Friday evening.
January 1st, *at 8 p." in. A largo at
tendencc of members !s. requested.
It GEO. SPENCE, Scc'y.
Your New Years flowers are here.
Call at Winter & Pond's. 2t.
E
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Mooso Hall. Gontlemen $1.00.
LadieK free. Evorybodv in wel
come.
' : ~~a. - ::::
Without inference to business, but merely
as an expression of good ivill, we wish you
to accept our season's greetings; we desire
to express our hopes for your good health,
prosperity, and happiness, in the year that
lies before us. For our own success we are
grateful to the people of Gastineau Channel
j Goldstein's Emporium
| "We Lead?Others Follow"
1 M?SS GULICK'S |
TEA ROOM ;
SECOND AND SEWARD STS.
Open Dally Kxcept '
Monday & Thursday
1 |.
- Children'* Claw, Second Term, llvginnitut 3 ;'
Saturday Jan. 2,10 a. m. Studio for rent.
A BEAUTIFUL BASKET OF
CANDY
given away free as a prize for
Christmas at
The Palace of Sweets?Douglas
Big shipment of skates
coming On City of Seattle
WHO FOR?
JULIUS JENSEN
ROI LEIt SKATJNG every ntfcht at tho
DOUGLAS SKATING RINK
Good Mualc-Cood Floor? CecdSkatc?.-Tura
?lay*. Friday*. Snturdnys for Native*. Ladio
Kree. Special attention to beginner* ever
Friday afternoon from '2.20 to Wc aim to
nli-are.?Open at 7:30 p. m. till 10:50 p. m.?
Skating Sunday afternoon. ?Sunday night
lad lea free.
il?. G Thomn* Mcrl T. Thomm ?
Alaska Furniture 8 Undertaking o
Co., Inc. %
Funeral Directors & Fmbalmers i
Doujritii Alaska *
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Douglas Undertaking I
l'ABI.ORS=
Funeral Directors and Embalmcra J
H. V. SULLY
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SWEATERS
For Almost 0
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TO ONE AND ALL
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