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for a <; ,
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0 But there are many thing* In o j
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* priate as well at some use. Such * |
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% Order for a pair of Fine Glasses. < >
?Robert Simpson j;
a Optometrist and Optician <.
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Man and His
WITH WARREN KERRIGAN
THREE OTHER REELS
A BIG SHOW
10 and 15 Cents.
Comes the "Happy New Year."
For your Cards. Qifts. Etc.
GUY'S DRUG STORE.
Opposite P. O. Douglas.
H. V. SULLY. Propr.
; Funeral director &nd licensed
embalmer. Lady attendant.
Phone S2. Front St, Douglas
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Joint Installation Qastlneau Lodge .
<o. 124, F. and A. M? and Nugget
Chapter No. 2, 0. E. S. will be held
Puesday evening, December 28, 1916,
n Odd Fellows Hall, Douglas.
Lodge will be called at Six-thirty p.
xl sharp. Installation will start at
1:30 p. m. sharp. Alt Masons and Or
ler of 0. E. S. are requested to bo
By order of M. F. Thomas. W. M.
A REQUEST a
Gastlneau Lodge 124. F. and A. M. a
requests the presence of all Masons t
and families to. Installation of Officers ?
held in I. O. O. F. Hall. Douglas. Dec. J
28, 1915. 12-27-2t. ?
By order bf M. F. Thomas. W. F. ?
DOUGLAS NEWS NOTES
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DOUGLAS, Dec. 27.? Simon Mart
ollotto slipped down on a sidewalk 4
Saturday morning and fractured his t
left ankle, In the joint Just above the t
foot. Ke was taken to St. Ann's hos- i
pital whore his anklo was placed In j
The Christmas exercises at the Cath- <
ollc Church were very well attended ?
At the Midnight Mass. on Christmas <
night, there wer? so mnny people i
that the seating capacity of the i
church was insufficient to nccommo- <
date them. Chairs were placed ln the i
aisles In order to seat them nil.
The Christmas exercises at the Con- i
gregatlonal Church were very suc
cessful. and very well attended. The
house was filled to Its capacity.
First show. 7:30: second. 8:45.
Admission. 25 cents.
Program for Monday. Dec. 27. as fol
"Simon, the Jester." In five acts,
featuring Edwin Ardin and Irene War
field?A Path? Gold Rooster play.
"A Pathe News." nothing but up-to
date and interesting happenings. No
styles this time.
Coming?"The Wolf," ln six acts.
DOUGLAS DOG HELPS
IN RESCUE OP MAN
DROWNING IN BAY
DOUGLAS. Dec. 27.?The sagiclty
of a large Newfoundland dog saved
the life of a man by the name of Lind
quist. employed at the jSnterprise
Foundry, of Juneau, late Sat
urday night. The dog's name le
"Skunk." and he is owned by L. W.
KUburn. city wharfinger.
Mr. Kilburn and his wife were sit
ting In the office at the city dock
waiting for the Georgia, which was
due to call about midnight, and sud
denly "Skunk" ran to the door and
scratched and whined. Kilburn op
ened the door and followed him out.
He then heard a cry and discovered
that there was a man in the channel
near the south float Of the city dock.
Kilburn then went down on the float
and found Lindquist hanging by h!s
fingers to the edge of the gas boat
Hunter about fivo feet front tho float.
He pulled tho boat in closer and
pulled Llndquist out of the water.
Lindquist wore a heavy macklnaw
coat which was very heavy from be
ing soaked with water, and It was
with difficulty that Mr. Kilburn was
able to get him out.
The cries of Lindquist were in
audible to Kilburn, and had it not
been for the keen sense of hearing
and the intelligence of tho dog. Lind
quist likely would have drowned.
This makes the eighth man that has
been fished out of Gastlneau Channel
near the -city float during the three
years Kilburn has been in charge of
DOUGLAS. Dec. 24.? Miss Mary
Hale, daughter of Mrs. H. Devolder.
by a former marriage, and Achllle
Wlndels, of this city, were united in
marriage, at the Catholic Church, at
twelve o'clock, noon, last Sunday, the
Reverend Father Bruckert officiating.
It was a very pretty wedding. Jul
ius Wlndels, brother of the groom
was best man, and Miss Iran Lib
recht was bridesmaid.
TREADWELL NOTES |
TREADWELL. Dec. 27.?Ben. Learn
ing manager of the. Treadwell Club,
fell and dislocated his shoulder early
Friday evening. He slipped while go
; ing down the h31. towards the store,
from the Treadwell postofflce. He
was taken to St. Ann's Hospital where
his shoulder was reset, and he is now
reported to be resting comfortably.
There will be a public dance at the
Treadwell Club New Years' Eve. It
will be given by members of the club.
No formal Invitations will be sent out,
but everybody is invited. There will
be good music, refreshments and the
opportunity to have a good time.
The Isch Ka Bibble Club, of No. A
bunkhouse. gave a Christmas enter
tainment for the benefit of their
friends. It is said that everybody had
a good time.
DANIELS 18 WINNER
TREADWELL, Dec. 27.?The Tread
well gun club held their championship ;
shoot on Christmas Day. James'Dan
iels won the pennant medal, which
makes the second time he has won
the championship. The names of
those who shot for tho trophy, and
the score* ware as follows:
James Daniels 44
James Stoody 38
Harry Delin . 31
N. Durham 29
B. Graham 22
W. Kingman 22
R. B. BeR ...? 18
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ALLMETAL WEATHERSTRIPS? '
Olts & Gllpatrlck. 12-14-tf.
ALLMETAL WEATHERSTRIPS tf. '
In real Yuletlde fashion, and with
harncteristic spirit, Juneau and its
djaccnt mining communities obscr
ed ami thoroughly enjoyed Christmas
nd with Now Year's a few days away,
he city and its industrial camps are
ireparlng to welcome the arrival of
916 with particular vigor. The year
rhlch will close when the clock
trfkes twelve Friday night has boen
ine of health, abundant prosperity
ind promise, and Qastineau Channel
ntends to appropriately Bing out tho
>ld and salute tho new year.
A City of Happiness
The Christmas festivities this year
verc more elaborate than the colebra
ion here last year. There were
uore people, money was freer, which
nade the stores beehives of activity
ill during December, and a greater
enthusiasm was manifested. As a
itriklng contrast to tho pictures of
wretchedness with which the largo
cities of the United States aro con
fronted at Christmas was the condi
tion found here. Happy, laughing
children were everywhere. Here and
there, where a condition of poverty
was discovered?and tho agents of
charitably inclined people workod dili
gently?some neglected child was
made happy and in these isolated
cases the Joy of giving was lavishly
expressed. Around the public Christ
mas trees were groups of delighted
kiddles, their faces radiant with the
smiles of appreciation, and in homes
the gaily lighted trees, the Christmas
wreaths, and the scenes of merriment
amid contentment stood out more
prominently than ever before.
The Church Services.
Services In the churches were large
ly attended. At 12 o'clock Christmas
Eve solemn High Mass was sung In
the Roman Catholic church, with the
church and lobby entirely filled. Tho
Very Rev. R. J. Crlmont. prefect apos
tolic for Alaska, as celebrant, the Rev.
James A. Kennolly as deacon and the
Rev.' A. Roccattl as sub-doacon had
charge of the services. Millard's Mass
in G., Venl Creator, Adcsto S.'denes
and N'lel were sung by a choir con
sisting of Miss Crystal Snow, Mrs.
George Slmpklns. Mrs. Guy McNau
ghton. Miss L. La Bounty, Mrs. Wal
demor Engberg. Mrs. J. G. Valentine,
Mrs. D. J. Hlckoy, Miss Ptack, M. A.
Snow, T. J. McCaul, E. Bllodeau. and
High celebration of the Holy Euch
arist was sung in Trinity Episcopal
church at 11 o'clock Christmas ?morn
ing. and the church was attractively
decorated. The Communion service
by Adlam was used, with the usual
Christmas hymns, and at the Offer
tory the anthem. "Glad Tidings," by
Bnrtlett, was sung by Miss Snow, so
prano. and tho choir, accompanied by
Professor Sumpf with the violin. In
thetafternoon the children of Trinity
Parish sAng Christmas carols and vis
ited tho Holy Manger, arranged In the
church basement. The Rev. Guy D.
Christian, rector of the church, pre
A Christmas program was rendered
Christmas evening by the young peo
ple of the Northern Light Presbytor
ian church and the tree yielded a har
vest of gifts for young and old. The
Rev. J. B. Stevens, pastor of the
church, preached at 11 a. m.
Christians services were held in the
Methodist Episcopal church at 11 o'
clock Christmas Day. the Rev. R. C.
Blackwoll preaching. Sorvlces also
were held at 7:30 p. m.
Scandinavian services wore held in
the Christian Science church at 7:30
p. m. Christmas, the Rev. L. 0. Wil
liams preaching. The Rev. Martin L. j
Larson of Douglas also preached In j
the Swedish tongue, at special ser
vices in the' Presbyterian chnrch at
2:30 Christmas aftcrnocn.
The Rev. David Waggoner was in
charge of thr? bcrvices for nntlves, In
the Indian Village Christmn3 Eve, fol
lowed by a '.'elebratlon of Christmas
by the pupils In the United States
government school. Among the visi
tors were the Governor and Mrs.
Strong, and Supt. W. G. Beattle, and
Public Trees Big success
The Christmas trees in the hotels
were very successful. The big tree
in the Ga3tlnoau lobby attracted near
ly a hundred children, and E. P. Pond
as Santa Claus distributed gifts and
candy. In the New Cain M. S. Steeley
was Santa, and distributed tho gifts
to guests at the hotel, their friends,
and employees of the hotel. C. C.
Brooks was Santa Claus at the Alas
kan's tree. The Bergmann also had a
tree for guests.
Dinner parties on Christmas Day
were more numerous than last year's,
and played no small part in the ob
servance of the day. In the restaur
ants olabo.ato Christmas menus were
served, and In the camps at Salmon
Creek, Perservera.ice, the Ebncr, at
Thane and the ,'Alr.ska-Juneau, the
king of birds was carved.
From 1 until 5 o'clock .Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Cobb kept open houso and
scores called. Egg-nog was served.
Business at Top Notch.
Merchants ah/1 businessmen gen
erally declared todi^ that December
business brQke all previous records,
and that the year's trade is larger and
better than ever before. Many of the
merchants have begun to take inven
tories of stocks, and buyers for the
larger houses will be leaving after the
first of January, for the States.
GOVERNOR IS HONORED
BY THLINKET NATIVES
The Governor and Mrs. Strong have
received two Christmas gifts on-which
they have placed inestimable value.
While guests at the Thlinket Indian
Christmas festival Friday evening, the
Governor received a Chilkat blanket
from the aged chief Ano-thla-hash and
Mrs. Strong was given a handsome
OF EXPANSION or
Alaska's expanding fisheries and
government steps to develop this In
dustry are explained by Secretary of
Commerce Rcdficid in tho annual re
port of the detriment made public
recently. Tbe report says:
"The season oF 1914 (figures for
1916 wero not aviiiable when- the re
port was prepared) was the most pros
perous In tho history of the general
fisheries of Alaska. The products
were valued at 15,600,000 more than
those of tho previous season. The
catch of salmon was the largest ever
made, and was noteworthy for the
enormous output of red fish In the
Bristol Bay region.
"In 1914 the fishing industry of Al
aska gave employment to 21,200 per
sons. of whom slightly over 4000 were
! nat'.ves. Tho investments in the fish-'
! erles was slightly over $37,000,000, of:
which $31,894,000 represented the sal
mon Industry. The catch of salmon
aggregated 64,600,000 fish, from which
thcro were prepared 4,036,000 cases of
canned fish valued at $18,920,000, and
miscellaneous products proper In 1914
was $21,243,000, which amount exceed
ed that of any other year. The num
ber of salmon cannerios in Alaska In
1914 was eighty-one, compared with
seventy-nine In 1913 and eighty-seven
"The annual census of rod salmon
ascending Wood river was omittod in
1914, but was resumed in tho season
of 1915. The number which ascended j
tho river in 1915 was approximately 1
240,000, which number was less than
that of any other one year in which I
the census has been taken.
"--i- A- I
tuort mfluc 19 C.111V1 vc
"During the year every possiblo ef
fort has been made to enforce the
laws and regulations, and It is believed
as much has been done as possible
with the limited personnol provided.
Section 6 of the act of congress ap
proved Juno 26, 1906, entltlod 'An Act
for the protection and regulation of
the fisheries of Alaska,' authorizes ,
the limiting or prohibition of fishing
Jn certain Alaskan waters in the Judg
ment of the secretary of commerce,
such action is necessary in tho inter
est of the fisheries, but it is required J
that before any such order shall bo ?
promulgated a hearing shall bo hold ,
at which all persons interested may (
be given an opportunity to express ]
their views. Two orders made in ac
cordance with this statute are now in
effect. Recommendations having t
been made that tho department pro- ;
hiblt commercial fishing in certain ]
other waters arrangements were made
for holding a hearing in regard to tho
subject at Seattle on October 1, 1916. i
"In tho fiscal year, 1914 the flvo <
orivntely owned salmon hatcheries in (
Uaska liberated 64,897,580 red-salmon
fry, thereby earning for tholr owners
tax emempllons on canned salmon am- <
ountlng to 825,959.03. In the fiscal ]
year 1915 those hatcheries liberated ,
79,619,500 rod-salmon fry. on wnlch ]
the tax lovy exemption is 831.84T.80, i
the basis of exemption being 40 cents ]
per 1,000 fry.
Revision of Laws Urged
"In ordv,r that the departiuont may
properly discharge Its functions and
obligations with reference to the-Al- I
askan fisheries, there should be a gen- J
eral revision cf the fishing laws io I
m.'et new conditions that h:ivo arisen. I
There have been protracted conforon- j i
ces with finhermon ;.nd fish-prercr/-1
ing intorestc of Alacka, looking to the
drafting of a comprehensive bill that 1
will regulate and protect the fishes and
at the same time provide a revenue <
from the taxation of fishing gc? ? and ,
tho prepared products. Atror.g other
features cf tho existing law that re
quires radical treitmont is the prac
tice of giving robaton of taxes in pro
portion of the number of salmon fry |
liberated from private hatchcrios. ,
Such hatcheries should be acquired by
the government at a fair valuation. j,
The proposed mcasuro was lUtroduced j
in tho houso of representatives, but ,
fa'led to becomo a law. It is earnestly
hoped that favorablo action will be
taken at the next session of congress.j
"Congress will be asked to provide
further facilities for cnfqrclng tho
fisheries laws. Two staunch motor
boats arc now roqulred. These will
not meet all the requiromonts but will
fill all tho more urgent needs. When
theso aro provided, they will, With the
Roosevelt and r vessel to replace the
the Osproy, be a reasonable begin
ning. and but a beginning, of the
means for supervision which over 20,
000 miles of coast require, having a
flshory of over J21.000.000 annual val
ue. One can hardly expect In these
distant reg'ons that tho law shall be ;
greatly respected when the law has1
not shown sufficient respect for Itself?
to provide respectable means for its
"The sundry civil bill making ap- i
proprlatlons for tho fiscal year 1915
provided for an Increase in the number
of wardens in the Alaska service. This
made it possible for the department
to extend to a limited degree its work
In the way of protecting the fishories
and furbearing animals of Alaska."
HENSEL LEAVES HOSPITAL
Charles Hensel, who has been ser
iously 111 at St. Ann Hospital with
pneumonia for the past two months,
was discharged from the hospital to
day. Mr. Hensel Is still very weak
and will be unable to work for a cou
ple of weeks yet, but was strong
enough to go to his home.
* COURTHOUSE BRIEFS +
** + + + + * + + 4> + + + + * + *
A marshal's certificate of attach
ment In the case of George R. Noble
its. the Dora Construction Company,
ut al, was roturncd and fllod In the
Bommlssioner's office Friday aftor
John M. Meier filed an affidavit of
issessment work on tho Extension No.
1, 2 and 3, all located In the Silver
John Anderson and Fred Peterson
Save been arrested and will be given
i hearing before Commissioner Mar
shal for gMng liquor to natives.
A bill of sale was filed In tho local
luetoms houso yesterday for tho gaso
ilne boat Katie, of Ketchikan from
Tames Lee to Charles Nowton. The
ECatlo Is a wooden vessel built in Seat
tle and Is 43 feet long with a net ca
pacity of 12 tons.
JELICH TO BE FOREMAN
Sam Jelich leaves tomorrow morn
ing on the St Nicholas for Funter
Bay. having accepted a position as
toreman in the Peckovlch mine. Jelich
s an old-timer In the mines of this
Everybody reads The Dally Empire. |
f Personal Mention *
?> ?+?**??*??? ? ?
A. C. Thano and wife and mother,
Mrs. A. P. Thane, are Christmas vis
itors In the city and aro registered
at the Now Cain from Thane.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Glldenbaus, of
Seattle arrived from the south on the
Northwestern and aro at tho Gastln
D. M. Lennon, of Honolulu, Hi "T.i
is a recent arrival from the south and
Is registered at the Qastlneau. Mr.
Lennon is looking over this district
for a business opening and may do
cldo to locate hero.
Captain Robert Smith, in charge of
the Salvation Army for the First Di
vision, arrived on the Georgia from
KllIl8noo and is at tho G&stlneau.
Harry Goldcnhar, a former local
business mnn returned from tho south
on tho Northwestern and Is at the
Alaskan. Mrs. Goldenhar remained in
Seattle for a short time.
Charles Burk, of Tacoma, is a rec
ent arrival .and Is at tho Occidental.
WITH CHKR8TMA,8 f^iL
The steamer Northwestern arrived
In Gastlneau Channel about 9 o'clock
Christmas Eve, with a large shipment
of mall for Juneau, excepting Eastern
mall which was left at Seattle. This
was the last mall to reach Juneau
before Christmas, and the post office
was open for two hours on Christ
mas Day. The Juneau arrivals on
the Northwestern were Charles E.
Bruff, A. Erlckson, Lucia Rhodes.
Carl Miller Harry Goldenhar, Paul Ncl
mott, Wm. Lawlor, Charles Burk, Ed.
Olson, C. Brown, D. M. Lennan, R. M.
Goldenhano and wife, Miss E. Crow
ell, Mrs. Agnes Hughes. W. Crews,
and Mrs. F. Lyle. The Northwestern
had 61 passengers on board, 17 of
whom disembarked hero. Captain
Charles O'Brien and Purser Ed Mor
gan were on the Northwestern.
Telephone It to The Empire. No 874.
? MARINE NOTES ?
The Humboldt Is due from 8eattlo
at 10 o'clock tonight. 8he is bring
The City of 8eatUe is duo Thurs
day or Friday, from Seattle.
Thp Jefferson, leaves Seattlo Wed
The Princess May is due from Van
couver Thursday night
The Alameda loaves Seattle about
,The Northwestern is scheduled to
return from Southwestern Alaska Now
Year's Dily, southbound.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Probate Court for the Territory
of Alaska, Precinct of 8ltka, Before
R. W. DeArmond, U. 8. Commis
sioner and Ex-offlclo Probate Judge.
la the matter of the Estate of Robort
Notice is hereby givon by the un
dersigned. executor of the estate of
Robert Witx, deceased, to the credit
'oftl"6f, or.ij air persons having claims
agoipsfibV said deceased to exhibit
t'nem, with the necessary vouchers,
within six months after the publica
tion'tif this notice, to the said execu
tor at his store at Sitka, Alaska, the
same being the place for the transac
tion of the business of said estate.
Dated at Sitka, Alaska, this 7th day
of December, A. D., 1915.
Executor Estate of Robert Wits.
First publication. Doc. 13, 1915.
Last publication, Jan. 11, 1915.
For the benefit of those living In
Douglas and Treadwell, Alice M. Jor
dlson, teacher of mandolin, guitar and
banjo, can be found at the Treadwell
"blub Tuesdays and Fridays, Includ
ing evenings. 11-26-tf
DR. CHA8. O. CARTER.
Modern dentistry In all branches,
specialising In plate work, using the
method of Dr. Sam'l G. Supplee, of
New York. Plates made by this meth
od will give absolute satisfaction ?
phone S. 11-22-tf
Are yog ready for 1916?
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set of Books for your Business. I have every
thing you will need in that line and at the right
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1916 Desk Pads and Diaries. Come in and
let us show you a good system.
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