SEATf IE READY
. NEW YEAR'S DAY
SEATTLE, Dec. 1?.?Seattle 1b pre
paring for a thirsty New Year's.
Promptly at 12 o'clock p. in.. Decem
ber 31, Washington Stato will be ad
ded to the column of dry states, mak
ing seventeen In all.
Revenuos from saloon licenses fall
short this year Qf the estimate made
In 1915 because many saloonkeepers
did not have their licenses renowed.
There are now 275 saloons in opera
tion, and ten hotels in addition have
hotel liquor licenses. The city charter
allows a maximum of 315 saloons to
operate. About forty saloons have
quit business since the new law be
All but twelve saloon licenses now
held will not expire until midnight
on tho night of December 31. These
dozen licenses are expiring dally but
saloon proprietors holding these li
censes secured renewals so that they
may operate until tho prohibition law
The internal revenue tax exacted
by the government from every saloon
Is $25 per annum. The government
will lose $7,800 next year from loss
of these revenues.
The 1916 city tax levy is still In
the courts. While the loss of liquor
revenue must bo borne next year by
direct taxation, the city Is already
considering means of making up at
least a portion of this loss by var
ious license methods.
Police court fines for liquor viola
tions will be turnod over to the gen
The Seattle tax levy will bo In
creased 2% mills In 1916 as compared
with the 1915 levy owing to the enact
ment of the state-wldo dry law.
The anticipated revenue of $350,000
from liquor licenses this year fell
short about $215,000. This item was
included in tho 1916 budget as a de
ficit. With tho addition of $350,000
that will not be anticipated as revenue
next year, the total provided in the
1916 tax levy amouns to $565,'000.
Initiative measure No. 3. as tho pro
hibition law was officially designated,
was submitted to the peoplo upon in
itiative petition at the general elec
tion November, 1914. It received
189.840 as against 171,20S. a majority
of 18,632 In favor of the bill out of a
total vote of 360.048.
OE ALASKA WORK
The following roport of progress In
Alaska is contained In the last "Coast
Wire drag party No. 3. in charge of
J. A. Daniels closed work in the north
ern part of Clarence Strait on October
12. Remarkably line weather was ex
perienced throughout the season, and
good progress was made. A total of
338 square miles of area was covered
by th.'s party, 125 square miles in Re
villagigedo Channel between Twin
Island and Lord Rocks, and 214 square
miles in Clarence Strait from Guard
Island to Snow Passage. This is a
larger area than has heretofore been
covered by a single drag party In one
season. Several important dangers
were found, two of which bad been
marked with buoys by tho Bureau of
Lighthouses before the party left Al
aska. Between Ketchikan and snow
Passage there are now five rocks
marked by buoys that have been
found with the drag in the past two
seasons. In addition to the wire-drag
work, triangulation and topography
were made a part of the regular work
of the party.
Wire-drag party No. 4, under L. O.
Colbert, also included triangulation
and shore-line revision in Its pro
gram of work.
The area covered with the drag ex
tends from the southern entrance to
Shakan Bay around Point Baker to
A small gap in Snow Passage now
separates the limits of the areas drag
ged by parties No. 3 and 4.
The work In tho vicinity of Port
Baker was difficult, owing to advorse
currents. Tidal swirls In varying di
rections swept tho launches off their
ourses. and tho equipment was en
dangered by grounding on shoals pre
viously found. The area dragged by
party No. 4 was 170 square miles.
Survey of The Kuskokwlm.
The work done by the party on the
steamer Yukon, R. R. Lukens com
manding, engaged in the continuation
of the survey of the Kuskokwim Riv
er, Alaska, is briefly covered by a
preliminary report from that officer.
Detailed hydrography in Eek Chan
nel was started at a point about three
miles south of Kuskokwak Creek and
was carried to the head of Eek Chan
nel, where the crossover to the west
channel was fully developed and
marked by a permanent range struct
The west channel was surveyed to
a point about 3 miles north of Eek
Island. This work delineates the only
practicable channel into the river and
the navigation is controlled by shore
ranges in the difficult places.
The Warehouse Channel was de
veloped as far as Quinhagak. This
channel is not a practicable one for
entering tho river but is often UBed
by vosselB wishing to discharge cargo
Two trips were made to Bethel to
verify the work of the previous sea
son. In two <places a channel was
found which was an Improvement on
tlio route taken In lfl4. Ono aft these
now channels was important, as it
eliminated the only critically shoal
place on the river.
Current observations were made
at eight different placet on the rivor.
A reconnolssando survey of the
Kuskokwim Rivor was curried from
Bethel to Tocotna Fork^ a distance
of about 650 miles. This was done by
II. A. Cotton, who made the trip on
the river steamer Quickstep at the 'n
vitatlon of the Kuskokwim Commer
cial Co. The control was secured by
astronomical observations at various
places along the river. Preliminary
computations show that the best ex
isting map of the river is in error as
much as 50 miles.
Threo aids to navigation were es
tablished, consisting of a 30-foot low
er beacon erected on the elbow of
Carters Spit, a 30-foot squaro tower
erected on Warehouse Bluff, and. two
rear rangcB erected near Fopokarnuto.
YARD8 APART ON
% THE WE8T FRONT
A Juneau , woman has Just received
an Interesting letter from her cousin,
who la fighting with the Canadian
troops, Victoria contingent, at the
front. In his letter the young man
says that the flrst-llne trenches at
one point are but twenty *yards from
the trenches of the enemy.
In part, the letter says: "This Is
a great experience and one has to
put up with anything that comes
along. At present we are out of the
trcnchos In a rest-camp, some miles
behind the firing line. We are living
in barns which are also inhabited by
other animals. However, wo man
age to got along without any serious
difficulty. I am sorry for anyone out
horo without a sense of humor, as a
good laugh helps a whole lot some
times. The last trenches we were
in were only twenty yards from the
Germans in ono plaoo. Wo could
hear them talking qulto plainly. Need
less to say it was not healthy to nut
one's head over the parapet In the
daytime. There Is not much sleep to
be had when on the firing line as you
have to take your turn at sentry duty
as well as 'stand to' for about three
hours at night. We aro in the trench
es for two or three days when wc
come back for the same number of
days; then off wo go again to the
firing line. After about 'our or five
weeks we return to a rest camp for
a couple of weeks and so it goes on.
Since I have been out here this bat
talion has seen no fighting. We bavo
simply been occupying the trenches.
A few shells come singing through
the air, sometimes falling uncomfort
ably close. It is certainly a curious
war and it is hard to sec any end at
present. However let us hope some
thing will soon start to end the bally
thing, it seems years sinco I left
home. I would like to think I shall
bo home by next May, but ."
Tho letter bore no stamp, but was
stamped by the English censor, as
WILL BE GOOD CAMP i
Earnest B. Collins, of Fox. twice I
speaker of the Territorial house of
representatives, in a letter to a mem
ber of The Empire staff .under date of
November 26. says: "Things aro
nulet here at this timo of the year.
Wo all are much interested in the
Tolovana. I will spond most of tho
wintor in tho now camp, it looks as
if tho camp will be a productive one
and will bo a great help to the Fair
' ? ? ? -
I>awrenco Barrett packed 10,12 and
c,Sars in a box. Just as good as
ever. Don't forget this brand when
ouying your Xmas presents. 12-10-6t
PHV8ICIAN8 and SURGE0N8.
Dr. Bevis, phone 1172. 11-16-tf.)
DR. L. 0. SLOANE
Office Phone 18
Houee Phone 297
CITY DOCK SHOE SHOP?Expert
flhoe maker, shoes of all kinds neatly
repaired, only first class material
used; work called for and dollvered,
phone 294. Cm.
LOG CABIN TOOL DRESSING shop
?324 East 3rd Btreot SclBsors shar
pened as good as now, 15 cts per pair.
Butcher knives sharpened, 10 and 15
cents. IJ^tchets and axes sharpened,
26cts. Tools called for and dollvered.'
All work guaranteed or money refund
od. R. EDMONDS, Prop.
HILLSIDE BATH HOUSE?Turkish
Needlo, stoam, sthowcr and tub baths,
dry and steam heat, 218 Front St.,
phono 163. 11-lC-tf.
CITY BATH8. Steam, shower, tub
and Turklch baths. Emma E. Burke,
proprietress, 329 Front Street, phone
All of the latest and most artistic
designs. Thoroughly experienced and
competent dressmaker. Mrs. M. Has
lam. room 12, Malonoy Bldg. Phono,
8EC0ND HAND FURNITURE.
SECOND HAND FURNITURE?The
Exchange, opposite Circle City Hotel,
will buy, sell or oxchnnge anything in
tho furnituro line. All kinds of repair
ing. manufacture mattresses and fur
WANTED?To take care of fires
for 212.00 per month. Enquire at Em
WANTED?Waltross In nowly op
ened restraurant. Apply 188 Beach
Street. Douglas. 12-1 l-lt
EXPERIENCED WOMAN WANTED
for general housework . Telephone
one long and two short rings on "X"
LOST AND FOUND _
LOST?In vicinity of Now Cain
Hotel a Greek Cross Fraternal Pin.
Finder will receive $10.00 reward by
returning to management of New
Cain Hotel. _ 12-17-4t
LOST?Pair child's eye glasses
somewhere between Junenau Iron
Wks and Alaska-Juneau Wharf. Find
er return to Alaska Supply Co and
recelvo reward. 6-tf
LOST? Tuesday between Rolyat
Candy Store and Bergmann. small
black purse containing gold and silver
amounting to about 815. 12-13-6L
UNCALLED FOR LETTERS
Uncalled for letters for classified ad
vertisers at The Empire office:
"N.R." (6); "X"; Mrs. F. M. Davis;
"M. 0. B": "Z.D." (3); and "A'.
"I have an Idea for a musical com
"Well, an Idea in a musical comedy
ought to bo enough of a novelty to
make It a success.? (Louisville Cour
A Helpful Wife
"Now, hubby, I want to be helpful"
said the bride.
"Bless my little wife."
"So if you have any coupons to be
clipped you may turn that work over
to mo."?(Louisville Courier-Journel)
Get your windows cleaned for the
Holidays. Day and Night Janitor Ser
vice, J. L. Gordon, Mgr. Phone 373
on personal property, diamonds, Jew
elry, notes and bonds. All bualnoss
strictly confidential. J. Plant, broker
and Jewelor, 61 Front St. . 9-2-tf)
ROOMS FOR RENT"
CLEAN, Well ventllrtod rooms?the
best In Juneau; 25c, 25c, and 50c, at
the Central Rooming Hour'., Front
FOR RENT?Nlcoly furnished room
steam boat; hot bath any time. $20.00
for one poison or $26.00 for two. Ad
dress P. O. Pox 173. 11-5-tf,
FOR RENT?Room nicely furnish
ed, hot and cold water, bath, steam
heat. Closo In. Rent reasonable.
| Phone 614. 12-15-tf
FOR RENT ? Newly furnished
housekeeping rooms $8.00 and $10.00
per month. Seavlew apartments.
HOU8E8 AND FLAT9 FOR RENT
FOR KENT, 2 and 3 room furnlshet
housekeeping suites; reasonable, "Tht
cozy corner of Juneau." Cliff Apart
incnts, noar court house. 2-1-1 m
FOUR ROOM HtJuSE FOR RENT?
Modern. Telophone 296. St. George
House. _ 12-16-tf.
Sleeping rooms, 50c, one or two men
?also housekeeping rooms, reasona
ble, 336 Franklin SL lO.l.tf
8AFE?Fire and burglar proof safe
for sale cheap, in fine condition;
good as new; on terms if you wish.
Call and see same at Mendham &
Ostrom. 90 Front Street. 9-17-tf.
SAFE?Fire proof safe for sale
cheap. In first class condition. Terms
If you wlBh. Can bo noon and all In
formation at W. H. Caso Curio Store,
Junoau, Alaska. 9-lC-tf.
FOR SALE?3 Mules. Inquire at
Company's stablo, TroadwelL
MINING CO. 12-136
FOR SALE AT A SNAP PRICE.?
WoH appointed Cafe, doing first-class
business. Good reasons for selling.
Address Box 118, Juneau. 12-14-4t
FOR SALE?Vlctrola with forty-two
fine records, including stand for
twenty-five dollars. Also gasoline
lamp?four hundred candle power?
flvo dollars. Apply Barbor Shop WH
loughby Avenue near Island Ferry.
RESTAURANT8 AND CAFES
OWL CAFE open day and night
Best meals In town. Chop Suey and
Noodles, Chinese style. 187 Front St
CITY RESTAURANT, jhop Suey
and Chinese Noodles, sent anywhere
In the dlty on special order. Board
with room $1.09 per day. Phone 337.
SEATTLE RESTAURANT ? Chop
Suey and Chlneso Noodles sent out
on special orders. Prompt, quick ser
vice. Box seats for ladles. R8 Front
Phono 3-4-3 9-9-6m
Day and Night Janitor service and
window cleaning. All work promptly
attended to. Monthly rates. Phone
273. J. L. GORDON. Mgr. 11-24-tf '
PLUMBING AND HEATING
Make yourself a Christmas present
of a fine little bath room outfit. Why
not? It means health and welfare
to your self and yojir family. Sanitary
plumbing. 114 Frdnt Street. 'Phone
U-AUTO REPAIR and vulcanize
at the Juneau Oarage. We do night
and day work. Wlltoughb^ Avenue,
phone 262, G. E. Collins, Propr. 9-10-6m
The best work can be obtained by
calling tho "REMINGTON" public
stenographer. All work given careful
JUNEAU'S PUBLIC STENOGRA
phor, Mrs. E. C. Hazelton, 421 Gold
stein Building. Res. 16 Cliff Apats.,
Phono 209. ll-4-6m.
TYPEWRITERS AND REPAIRS
TYPEWRITERS AND REPAIRS
Wo always advance but never ro-i
troat Machines sold on easy terms to
suit customer. REMINGTON TYPE
WRITER CO. 10-7-16. _
We make our own typewriter sup
plies. Therefore they aro the best
thRt money can buy. REMINGTON
TYPEWRITER CO. 19,7,6m.
DYEINQ AND CLEANING
WHEN OTHERS FAIL to please
you call 177. tho Capital Dye, Works,
for French Dye Cleaning, steam clean
ing, dying and pressing. We have
pleased others and can please you.
C. MELDNER, professional cleaner
and dyer. tf
THAT MAN IS PROSPEROUS who
alwnyn looks spick and span. Oar bus
iness is to keep you looking Just that
way. Our way of cleaning, pressing
and repairing your clothes will more
than please you. The Renovatory?
ST0VE8 AND REPAIRS
Why not flx up that ohl bathroom
for Christmas. I do it reasonable, so
you won't miss the money. Call or
phoue my Btore, I shall call at your
home. Sanitary plumbing. 114 Front
Street, phone 273. 9-13-Cm.
PEER 1.ESS BAKERY ? Onr motto:
"Quality First." Insist on Peerless
Bread. It is worth the money ? 125
^ront St., phone 222. 10-l-6m
. .Stoney Bllven wIR- take care of
your Chrlstmao orders for flowers and
,olanta. P. O. Box 162. 12-16-2t.
I6HINGLER wanted, on con- 9
tract. A. H. Humpherlee, 111 |
Seward St. 4-tf H
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Canadian Pacific Railway Company
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Sailing from Juneau for Seattle. Vancouver. Victoria, etc.. via Prince
Rupert. B. C.
PRINCESS SOPHIA. South: Nov. 5. 18; Dec. 2. 10; Jan. 1. 13 27
SC. P. R. Ticket office*?Orpheum Bldg. and Splckett'a Poatoffice Store.
JOHN T. SPICKETT, Agent
- amnrrtpreammttSaBMBHB???nuawa?i Muwiir?
I for Seattle, Prince Rupert
* Ket-hikan, Wrangell and
% CITY OF SEATTLE
Dec. 20 and 31 ?L
For Skagway and Haines <;
CITY OF SEATTLE J;
Dec. 19th and 30th. !!
connect" i?t Sk?Rw?y for ( ,
Dawson and ail Yukon ;
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* SAN ERANllSCO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO and all California Points $
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Fnr foil particular* apply ?
X 1 ... ? s.ry (JAP D_ Savrrua. Vi'asil d. U. EWING. Ajreot. Jckbau. Ai-a*ka *
? RIGHTS RESERVED TO CHANGE SCHEDULES J j
THE ADMIRAL LINE Navigation Co j |
Fugt't Sour.d-C&lifomit Route. Swttii
to S*n Fruncbco, eonnectinic with SS. /
Yi!-> *:?J SSL Harrard for Southern?:
CalifomU ;? r'-i. K
West P?c- 22
Pusret Sound-Alaska Roitc. from Ta
l roma and Seattle for Ketchikan. Tot- I
l\ crvbunr, Juneau. Yakuvet. Katalia.
j I Cordova. Valder. Kllaniar. Port WelLs
0 LaTouchc. Seward. Coolc Inlet. Kodlak.
South ... Dec. 19
Our aToals. and th? attention of oar employees (o Hugh P. Gallagher. Agt
ronr \ mte have pleased others. Thoyought to please you. Phone "Ad. Line"
HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j
| The Alaska Flyer j S. HUMBOLDT | The Alaska Flycrj ! ;
NORTHBOUND 1 5TH SOUTHBOUND 16TH
Juneau Office Valentine Bldg., Phone 79. Pettit & Harvey. Agts.
Douglas Office M. J. O'Connor Store Seattle Office 712 2nd Ave.
DOCKS JUNEAU CITY WHARF
(Border Line Transportation Company
THE JUNEAU LINE
We do not go to the North or to the We?t JUNEAU It our term
inal. Your Interests are our Interests.
S.S. Alki', S.S. 'Despatch', S.S. 'Northland' f
C. W. YOUNG CO., Agents
G. M. Giovannetti
tee (he brand of goods PROMPT SERVICE
we sell at our store. PHONE 385
fi- K-jsonabl* Third and Harris Rtr*?l. Junes
Newly built and newly furnished, modern In all reepecta. steam
heated, electric lighted, hot an d cold water In every rocm; bath on
-very floor. Including a ahower bath. Sanitary condition* perfect
Olnlng room In connection.
f o THE HOUSE OF |
Louvre iSstr good liquors \
The Famous Waterfill and Freazier Whiskies $
I | MOVING PICTURES EVERY EVE 8 TO 12 O'CLOCK^
E. S. HOLDEN, MANAGER 5
iiifimmiimiini'iiii i i ia^svsr.agaBama
! GROCERIES AND \
| MEN'S GOODS |
Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. f
THANE, ALASKA f
THE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK
Condensed statement of conditions at close of business
Nov. 10,1915 (as reported to the Territorial Banking board)
Loans and Discounts ? $ 615,293.38
Bank Building, Furniture and Fixtures 46,705.98
United States and Other Bomds 190,194.75
Cash and Due From Banks 441.172.64
Capital $ 50,000:00
Surplus and Undivided Profits 51,109.29
Deposits * 1,191.257.46
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There Is No Question
but that indigestion and the distressed
feeling which always Roes with it can
be promptly relieved by taking a
beforo and after each meal. 25c a box.
Elmer E. Smith, Douglas
Wm, Brltt, Juneau
Just received a New and Complete
Line Round Oak and Economy Heaters.
| We offer you an assortment of Fif
I* teen Different Styles and Sizes.
A look at our stock will convince
you of their superiority. ? ? ?
C. W. YOUNG COMPANY |
IDOYOU KNOW ? H
1 ? HRinnHBHnDi ? >
i' JUNEAU HAS THE BEST ;:
:: Tailor Shop in Alaska::
ii Irving Co., Inc.!
FRONT AND MAIN STS. J
Dr. Melville G. Evans
Office Phone 150 Ret. Phone 1402
William Pallister, M. D.,
Specialist in the treatment of dixonem
ond deformities of the eye and ear.
nose and throat
Office* Fourth Floor. Goldatein Building
Omco Phone 160. GUmaee Kitted.
MR8. A. D. GROVE
Red Croat Graduate Nurae
Surgical Medical Obstertlcal
Caaea cared for at your home.
13d E. 6th 8t., Phone 1405
+ : +
Dr. E. H. Kaseri
DENTIST ; -
] | 1 and 3 Goldstein Building ''
< > I 'hone K. , ,
i, Hours, B a. m. to 8 o. m. , (
Swediah Maitauicc. Mod teal Gymnastic*. Ex
port treatment jflvon in all oaoee mqatrioff
massage, diet and moehanlenl therapeutics.
Rooms 410 Goldstein BuOdlnjr. Phone 282
DR. H. VANCE
S and 6 Malony Bldg., phone 295
Houra 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
DR. LEONARD P. DAWES 4
Burgeon and Physician + .
Office First Nat Bk. BIdf. 4
Hours 10 to 12 m; 1 to 4 4
and 7 to 9 p. m. 4
Phono 2602; Res. 2603 4
Any Broken 8pectacle Lenee
duplicated and fitted for $1.30,
mudo by best lonso makers, no
matter what you paid for your
I. J. 8HAR1CK
Jeweler and Optician
? 11111111 in i m 11 ii n n i ;
:: White 6c Jenne::
;; DENTIST3 ::
? ? Rooms 8, 9,10, Valentino Bldg. ? ?
!! PHONE 178 '
.. Tho?. H. White, Ter. Board, License No. t . ?
.. Chan. P. Jenne, Ter. Board, License No. 8 ? .
Ill I III 1 1 111 1 I 1 1 1 111 1 1 I I
G. K. GILBERT
SHEET METAL WORKS
114 ^.cond 8t., Phone 352
Manhattan Hotel ;;
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FIRST-CLASSTURKISH BATHS i!
Experienced Attendant, Chirop- < ?
odlat. For Ladles, Mondays and < >
Fridays?Lady Attendant. < >
OPP. CITY DOCK Phone 233
......... . .' *
Rough Dry?55c per doi.
Flat Work?50c per doz.
THANE STEAM LAUNDRY
Phorte 175 * 7-28-tf
Nu Bone Corset
? Miss and Mrs S. Zenger ?
Fltdns In your own homo. A perfect fit
In suarantocd. For appointment* Phone
ttddrpee 2S8 Main Street.
MADE IN JUNEAU
Concreto Dry and Watertight Floors and Col
lars. Concrete plain and ornamental Walls
and Fences. Concrete ribbed or travel finish
ed Sidewalks and Step*. AH work guaranteed.
ESTIMATES AND PLANS FREK.
H. D. BOURCY,
Box M Contractor I
/ HOTEL r
Pre-eminently the leading hotel
In every partlular of all Alaska.
"H. F.' CAIN ***
Prop. ?nd Mjr.
Ratee?75c to $2.50 Per Day
Weekly Rate* on Requeat
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