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AS Cost and Less ' 1 ?? . . ????? ? ?? ? ? ijlThe Grocery stock is nearly all gone but you ^ still have a chance to save big money on j WORK CLOTHES, BOOTS, SHOES and UN DERWEAR. :: = ? - :: :: :: $5.00 Pants . . . $3.10 5.00 Underwear . . 3.00 4.50 Underwear . . 2.25 Buy for future needs NOW; it will pay you BIG J? JAMES McKANNA FERRY WAY, Across from C. W. Yoong's Plumbing Shop -?? ; ? 1 I BIG REDUCTION ON IBALMACANS "The Huh"? Willoughby Meat Market and Grocery JUST OPENED?Fine line of Fresh ?n? Silt Meats. Fish of all varieties. Also a choice line of Green. Fsacv and Staple ? Groceries ===== M. V. JOHNSON, Proprietor Willoeghbjr Way. End of Plan! Wall j JOHN MUIR AT THE PEARLY GATE (By .Marshall Dawson) Before Now Jerusalem's pearly gate Stood our John Mulr, called now "the late." The warder looked his passport o'er.: Then sent a cherub on before To tako John through tho stroets of gold Which greet the good sheep of tho fold. The gato swung wide. John looked; ahead, | Then lingered and bowed low his hoad As If in pangs of spirit death? I hoard him sob beneath his breath. Tho cherub beckoned. John saw not; "Warder," he murmured, "you forgot. Your city Is surpassing fair But Kcan't breathe the city air. Have you-a mountain hore? Not one? No Oiyinpus? Well, then, I'm done. Back to the Sierras lot mo go; .My spirit shall be in hor alpenglow; My voice shall speak in the breath of hor pines; I'll not bo cramped in your city con fines. * DELMONICO BEST PLACE IN THE CITY FOR GOOD Oyitert, Crab* and Fisb of all Kinds ! GOOD STEAKS AND CHOPS 0"J* Dinner st Reasonable Prices W | ? ~j ? BasliajJe and Genera. Hauling o ? | coal: coal:: | ? t A. 0. HOMPHEKIES Tabactw BIJ-. % "f Tolepboaesi Office 238: 6?> 226 ^ ? C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT 0ffle?--2ad Floor. Next to new Post Office Throngh my Sierras free I'll range. For no walled Paradiso I'd change Their unlmprisoncd majesty From ovcry great Sequoia treo. From ever}- waterfall that roars. From ever}- climbing peak that soars. I'll sing my 3ongs to earth and sky, And kindle a spark In the passerby." FINANCE n (Cincinnati Enquirer.) A man doesn't bavo to be an export; accountant to discover that It Is very much cheaper to have chicken for; dinner than to take chicken to dinner. "ADVENTURES OF KATHLYN." At the OrpLeum, Thursday and Fri day, the lSth and 19th. Those attend ing on thos? dates will get a souvenir picture of Kathlyn Williams. Watch The Empire for further announce ments. 2-15-3t. ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Reck. Mgr. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of al! Kinds of Sausages Oar Hams and Bacon Are | s Home-Smoked ISOLD ON 55 YEARS RECORD 1 THE MM WHO" I!; sraa?;ra~ul is big enough f to profit by experience gets on 'k [ the smoothest. By buying a "cheap" stove 3 or ranS? y?u makc a ?***?? By buying a Charter Oak, you r Jr^'- '' do not make a mistake, you : save fuel, trouble and money c i ' in the end Profit by the experience of those who have used Charter Oak ? | Stoves and Ranges. .For Sale By THE JUNEAU FURNITURE COMPANY **Tbo Porno Fornlaben" Cor. 3rd and Seward Sta. Pianos and Piano Players EDISON DIMOND DISC I COLUMBIA TALKING ' PHONOGRAPHS I MACHINES VICTOR VICTROLAS 15,030 Recordb for All MacLlnos. Micct Mnslc, Small Musical Insturmcnts THREE STORES JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE J f>. L. GRAVES, Mg<". REXALL DRUG STORE FRONT STREET DRUO STORE j Douglas, Alaska. Douglas, Alaska, ELMER E- SMITH, Prop [ SPECIALS 0N GROCERIES 11 IFor a few days we are offering several SPEGMLS on GROCERIES. It will pay yon to come and I j see os before boying elsewhere. $ fi 0 t 9 | H. J. RAYMOND SBS | American aborglne, brown or bronze Hklnncd, mac sometlmof- called tho "redskin", ami to whom the name In I dlan came to bo applied through a ' typhographlcal error of tho early ex plorers, has come In for a large meas ure of deep Btudy at tho hands ofl anthropologists, ethnologists and oth er sclontlflc men. One of tho favorite explanations of tho presence of this man on the con tinent we now call homo Is that tho Indian Is or was a Mongolian and came from Asia to tho land called America, instoad of crossing from Si beria by way of tho Aleutian Islands and Bering Strait and then Journeying southward and eastward-Into htB land of promise. Thore are those men of sclontlflc attainments who tenaciously hold to the opinion that tho man we call an Indian never bhd any connection with Asia and la In'no way related to tho Mongols, tho Tartars, tho Chinese, or tho Iletutlans. Tho contention of those learned gentlemen is that tho Indian was an Egyptian or a Carthas inlan, or ono of the races or peoples occupying those parts of tho world.; and that he crossed to this land In | thoso remote ages when Atlantis, the! fabled continent, which tho classic au-.' thors hinted at lay between tho shores J of Africa and what is now known as the Eastern cost of America. He! camo this "far to tho West before three! thousand or more miles of deep green salt sea rolled and boomed and glist ened between the old world and the new. And still there aro other grave mon j who avow that our Indian came nel-i ther from Asia nor Africa, but that ho j came from Europe, and these gentle-, mon are divided among themselves i into groups, ono holding the opinion> that ho was a Gaul, another that hej was a Welshman, another that ho was: an frlsmiin. Perhaps ono might find give assurance that the American in dlan whs originally a Scotchman;- an Epgllshmnn, a Gorn'mn or a Swede. So many opinions aro hold by. wis? men as to the origin of the Indian' that It Is porhaps not unreasonable that there should bo olthor confusion or lndlfferoiico on this subject In the lay of the mind. But tho list of those men holding views as to tho Indian's origin has not yet been,exhausted. There Is a com bination of geologists and ethnologist who bolloved that tho Indian?tho man whom few Americans have honorod and whom tew do honor?was the or iginal mac. They boliore that he was; tho first man of tho earth. Among geologists aro those who boliovc that this land which wo calltho new world, and sometimes tho new continent. Is tho oldest land In the world. They bollovo that tho first part of this con tinent to appear above the seas that enwrapped the world was that part called the Laurothalan hills, north of Lnko Suporlor. Tho "old world" of Europo, Asia and Africa, had not then boon poked Its mountain tips abovo tho an-oncompasslng flood. That was many, many, almost unthinkable ages ago. At tho recent meeting In Philadel phia of tho Geological Society of America, ono ol the dlstlngulscd men of tho United States geological survey j read a paper In which he gave as his? opinion that the age of tho curth is about 100.000.00 years. It is believed, by some men that the first man ap peared In that early land around Lake Superior and that the Indian Is de scended from that man. However, thero aro so many expert opinions as to tho origin of the Indian that there Is probably room for. a few more. DONDONAED'S GREAT SECRET mm Several weeks ago The Emplro con-j tained an account of Lord Duudon wald's great secret for the annlhilia tlon of an enemy. The following ac-j count from Tho People, a London newspaper, Is the sequel of tho story: j "From time to time during the lastj hundred years or so, everyone has heard of Lord Dundonald's plan for: tho total annihilation of an enemy but the disclosure of the secret has ocen left to Lord Ellenborough, who, In his book, "Tho Guilt of Lord Coch rane In 1813," gives details of the hi j ??ention. In brief, the plan Is death; by* suffocation from sulphurous flames' and is sot out as follows as proposed for use in the Crimean War: "Memorandum: " 'Materials required from tho expul sion of the Russians from Scbastopol: " 'Experimental trials have shown that about five parts of coke effectu ally vaporize one part of sulphur. Mix tures for land servlco where weight Is of lraportunco say, however, probab ly bo suggested by Prof. Faraday; as to operations on shore, I paid some lit tle aftentinon. " 'Four or flvo hundred tons of sul phur and two thousand tons of coke would bo sufficient. ' 'Besides these materials It would: bo necessary to have, say as much bl-, luminous coal and a couple of thou-! sand barrels of gas, or other tar. for tho purposo of making fortifications to bo attacked or others that flank tho assailing positions. "'A quantity of dry firewood, chips,! shavings, straw, hay, or other such combustible materials would be re quired for tho kindling of fires, which ought to be kept In readiness for tho! first fnvorablo steady breeze. " 'Aug. 7, 1855. " 'DUNDONALD.' Insurmountable Drawback "Lord Ellenborough points out, how-. KUSKOKWIM .S NOT THE RIVER OF DOUBT The Kuskokwim will no longer bo Alaska's "river of doubt." The socro tary of commerce announces that a field party of the coast and'goodctic! survey, after threo years' labor, in tho short season, has succeeded In chart lug a practicable navigable channel from Bering Sea weir into its mouth, j This is practical work- for tho open- j ng or Alaska, while tho Alaskans 'are; waiting for tho government at Wash- j over, that 'if these enormous amounts of combustibles had been stored in our trenches before Sobastapol a hos tile shell might have ignited them whllo wo wore waiting for a wind to blow the smoke in the right direction, driven from our own trenches.' The Duudonald plan was first submitted to the British government in 1811. At once a committee was appointed to examine it. The Duke of York, sec ond son of Georso 111., was the chair man. and among his colleagues were Admirals Lord Keith and Lord Ex mouth and Sir W. Congrove. the in ventor of the military rocket. Lord i Dundonald claimed that his dovicoi afforded 'infallible means of securing i at one blow our maritime superiority and of thereafter maintaining it In I perpetuity,' and 'that no power on the earth could stand against the attack." Whllo the committee agreed that his Lordship hnd not claimed too much, they would not recommend it for adop tion because its destructivoacss wub too great. So nothing was done. No matter how earnestly Lord Daudon ald pleaded ho could not movo the government. Why It Was Never Tried. "Again, In 1846, when trouble with Franco was feared, ho urged the Min isters to take advantage of it. Anoth er committee confirmed the opinion of the Duke of York's that the plan was certain to bring victory to our arms. Still, the government would have noth ing to doxwith it. During tho Crimean War tho government was twice ap approached. On the-second occasion thoy cnuic near to acceptance, for Se bastopol Btlir appeared to bo impreg nable. But as tho government dosir od that engineers' officers should use it, and Lord Dundouald insisted that no one should use it but himself, once more the opportunity passod?and Lord Dundonwald died in I860." ington to build that $35,000 000 fall road through another part of the big Territory. Tho river, which will now bo opened for COO miles Inland, Is hoc ond only in sire to tho tnngniflccnt Yu kon. It Hob south of that more cele brated stream, parallels It for some distance, and the two watersheds Join. Tho difficulty about getting Into the Kuskok'wltn Is a characteristic of the river mouths In Alaska?vast mud flats. Its mouth is nine rnllc9 wide, but because of extensive shallows, the Kuskokwlm has been a monr.ee and n mystery, as the Yukon formerly was. Its submerged Hats arc said to extend a hundred miles out to sea. Now that tho coast survey has found a way through aud over them, thousands of squnro miles of mineral, grazing and agricultural country will, in due course, be put In direct communication by riv or boats with the ocean steamships that como into the bay.?(Providence Journal.) SHINGLE MILL STARTS. The Wrangcll Shingle Company started operation last Monday morn the mill pounding until late in tho With both mills starting this wcok, mcr nnd prosperity Is coming our.way.; --(Wrangell Sentinol.) %nianiffi Correct (Mfos c \ v ?=y<i -H-H-I-H-l"!'H I.i 1[ 1-ri 14* Gambling j 11 OtberName iill In buying the necessities of ;;;; life million^ are lost, to the thousands lost in actual gam- j';; Ming. And this is so because the average person has a prej- !i udice bom of foolish pride or ;:~ is prone to "take a chance." *\\\ In the matter of clothes, if a ;;;; man be prejudiced in favor of ;;;; the custom-tailor he will pg;y forty dollars for a suit no bet- - *; ter than the high grade ready- !! ? to-wear suit at twenty-five, ! i i If prone to take a chance, he buys an ill-fitting, shoddj-, ?;"* "ready-made," simply because Jv it is a few dollars cheaper than f i i a suit of. real intrisic worth. There is a lesson in the econ omy that satisfies in j.;; I Irajamtn (ttorrat (Eiothps I maob iiv alfred benjamin-washington company Nrw VOUK ;;l! For Men and Young Young Men?$25.C0 to $37.50 ? v ' ?jv Distintive in material, absolutely correct in 6ut, and faultless in workman y ship, they bear the unmistakable ear-marks of the'master-designer and mas ter-tailor, yet cost, no more than suits obviously inferior in every respect. ;k: Fabrics that run the entire gamut of good taste, and models sufficiently va ried for you to select just the one that best expresses your individuality. I B. M. Behrends Company, Inc. I ? - ? -? .v. V" Lurr." zmn !?|McKannaTransfer j | FREIGHT?COAL?BAGGAGE f light and Hcary llaailni! <>( ?I1 Kindt Office 127-129 Front St. , ALASKA'S TRADE. The report of the collector of cus toms for the district of Alnska for the ' j cplondur year 191-1, recently trans-! mitted to Washington, shows that the treat northorn country has not been materially affected by the depression ilsewhcre. although that depression did retard some Important develop ments and reduced the price and pro-! dilution of copper and some fish pro ducts. Had it not been for this, tho[ year's transactions would have beoh ? the largest In the history of Alaska! : As it is, tho showing Is a great one.;' During tho year Alaska's imports, the greater portion from the United States' were valued at $25.849,944, while Its oxportB were valued at $44,614,056. The ; total- value of Alaska's commcrco was greater than that of the year, 1913, but slightly short of that of 1912. Contrary to the Impression which prevails olscwherc, tho greatest value' of Alaska's oxports was not In gold. Tho exports of domestic gold and sil ver to the United States wag but $14, 722,905, but little over one-third of the total exports of the territory. Its fish eries products alone are more valuable than the output of tho mines of Al aska. Considering how little has been done for the protection of vessels engaged In Alaska's trade. It Is worthy of more than passing note that during the . year 805 vessels entered and 810 clear ed In the domestic trade of Alaska and 378 entered and 349 cleared in the foreign trade, making a total of 1.183 ' I vossols entered at the custom house. ; These vessolu during this year car- . riod Just short of 50,000 pas30tigers Here is a commorco of $70,464,640 ' in annual valuo, employing nearly 1,- ; 200 vcBseis, carrying 50,000 passengers ? 'or tho protection of which Congress refuses "to make appropriations at all ? adequate to the needs, notwlihstand- ' ing tho urgent appeals made by the - Department of Commorce. ? (Seattle Post-IntelUgeucer.) MYTH OF THE BURNED WITCHES ;i 'Paying Its rospoct!. to the "Now ? England conscience" ns "a ghost that I will not down,'* iho Herald revives n ; myth that will not down when It says, "At such wholesome sport ns witch- | burning the New England conscience - Thoro were a scoro or so of indi- - vlduals hanged In connection with tho ! b'a'cm witchcraft delusion, but none ' v. an burned. Yet the popular trail I . on when even Qallswb- Hill Itself Is - foryotton. Trcvolyan -raid in, substance ? !hat trough a mistake of nlatory may I years it can never to corrected. Or- I rcct this particular myth In more thon ? two centuries, and doubtless It will ; be bollcved while the sacred ci* hangs In tho State House at Boston in no branch of historical rescarc has there latterly been more palm taking work than In dispelling the In accuracies of "popular" '"history?Ii giving new certificates of character t N'erojj, muckraking the Fathers of th itepiiblic and removing tho haloe fiOin the great. Yet. the more th record Is sot straight, tho more th old myths enduro.?(Now York World GOO GOO! (Chicago News.) There's a great difference In thi last words of fnmous men; but tho! first words aro all about the Bamc. IT WOULD SEEM EASY. ? V ? (Chicago Herald.) There shouldn't to any troublo cs tabliship^ a popular government li Moxico. considering the sort of gov crnmcnt that seems to be the mos popular In that country. QUALIFIED. (Chicago Herald.) Tho British .control of the sea Is ai present a monopoly tcmpored by sub marines. L >" ? l*M" I '? WHEN YOU ARE SICK, SEE A DOC 5 TOR!?and thon take'your prcscrlp l" lions and have thorn-filled whv'ro Ac 11 curacy Is a Habit. o I _ The Reliablo Rcxail Sioro. ? | Everybody reads the empire. Ad vertise in it. For first class tailoring go to F. Wolland, Third St, second door ? v from the Post Office. Besides carrying the largest stock of woolens X ? nnd tailorB' trimmings he has the best equipped tailor shop and cm- a X ploys the best of workmen. As for styles of fashion ho keeps tho < > most popular and highest in the Sartorial Art Calendar. . > lr you patronize Wolland you will get what you order and pay ? | lor what you revolve. Cnil In, if it Is only for a visit; always glad !, '' to receive visitors. <1 | F. WOLLAND ~~1T~ :: PHONE 66 J : Enamel | Ware | I PRICES RIGHT NEW STOCK H I 1 I __J^ IE LJ I?: I SEE OUR'WINDOWS J , j; Every purchaser is "tickled to death" with the "IMP" Chimney Cleaners <? PRICE, 25 CENTS THEY WORK ? > . < ? i+0?0?0???00?000?00?0???0O00?????<>???g+?O??0?0??+ o Alaska Supply Company ii