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THE ALASKA PROSPECTOR.
ft; M. fttt.DRETH, Ettitor, V, If, CRARY, Awnciatp Editor.
JOS. A. BOURKE, Bnsiness Manager.
Published «t Vahler, Alaska, every Thursday by the Prospector
Pibushino Co. Phone, Main 1.
Enteretl at the Valdez jiostofliee as seeond class matter.
Municipal Government.
J. L. Steels, Mayor. 1
H. H. Hildreth, Clerk.
J. G. Snyder, Treasurer.
Hon. J. W. Leedy, City Attorney.
Dh. A. VonGvnther,
Health Officer.
John Goodeli., Pres. School Board.
rorxcn.MKN.
JAMFS McHlR. ChA.«. SfMOXSTAD.
Al. White. Ed. Wood.
C. N. Chary, Cha*. Crawford.
J. L, Stefi.f.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
One Year.$3.00
Six Months."2.00
Three Months.1.00
Single Copy.10
ADVERTISING RATES.
Single column. $1.00 jht inch per
per month. Larger ads in pro
portion.
Authorized Aciests.
E. C. Hake. R4-tW> MerehantsEx
change San Francisco Cal.
(»eo. P. Rowei.i. a Co., 10 Sprncc
Street New York.
James Heekebma.v, 212 Colum
hia Street. Seattle.
The TiHcum cluh of this city
should be commended for giving a
reception and banqflrt to Capt. (i.
C. Burnell, a few evenings ago. The
genial captain has done much for
Ynldci and this portion of Alaska,
ns the representative of the govern
ment, in the construction of the
telegraph line to the Yftk«>tt. It is
right that the people should show
their appreciation, If the Cham
ber of Commerce was a live body
it would have given this banquet
and also the one to General Greelv
and to Other distinguished people
who visit this place. Of course
these things are a little trouhleand
if the merchants were ti* attend to
them, they might loose the sale of
a pint of peanuts or half a dozen
candles, but they should be willing
to lose such a small nmouut and
a little time for the benefit of the
town.
It is a peculiar tiling that the
merchants of Valdez do not take
more interest in the attairs of the
town. The people say they want
»ne town to stay wnereit is.* iney
Want the court headquarters here,
and want the railroad to start from
this place, yet they take no interest
in endeavoring to make these things
possible. If Valdez is to ltecome
a permanent town and the metrop
olis of Alaska,- the business men
wwi Citizen's at the place, must take
more interest in public affairs than
they do. If they do not do so it
will be another Dyea within a
year.
• •
It would I*} a brilliant idea for
the committee which has the dis
posal of the funds collected for
bridges across the glacier streams,
to turn the money wter to the tire
department, or else insist on the
completion ot the ferry contract,
which says “shall cut a ten foot
trail, construct and keep in repair
bridges, wherever necessary to in
sure a dry road from Valdez to the
Government trail.” To pay the
money now for bridges which are
tint in existence, and for a road that
hevef cut, would be an impo
sition on the subscribers to the fund.
*
• •
We venture to assert that not
even a respectable sized minority
of the memlatrs of the Chamber of
Commerce would put themselves
on record as in favor of territorial
government at the present time.
Was there a quorum present when
Iftat unanimous endorsement was
passed ?

• •
Did we show poor judgment in
Saying that the first high water
would carry off the bridges ? across
the glacier streams?
* * «
For the information of the people
in town who are interested ih eta*
tistics on platinum, we will present
a few figures. Platinum on Aug. 1
Was quoted at #18.50 an ounce and
Sep. 1 had raised to #19. At
this rate a pound would be worth
#228, which is considerably more
than a ]>ound of Slate creek gold,
as it comes from the assay office,
Would bring. The rjweific gravity
Of platinum is 20,5 ami of gold is
A pice*- of platinum of the
Mime hulk us n pound of jfold
would Ik* worth, at flit an ounce,
about $2ttSI.70. For reliable infor
mation on any subject read the
Pkosckitoh. By the way, we have
on exhibition at this oflice some
platinum from Slate creek. Call
and see it.
ORDINANCE NO. 1(5.
(•ranting unto .1. L Steel**, his associate*. «m«-.
censors or nadgn*. the right;to install, erect,
nuiiiitain an*l o)K*ratcaii electric lighi ingaml
|M>wer plant within the corporate limit* oi
tl:e town of Valdez, Alaska.
Sic. I. He it ordained by the Common Conn
«*U of the bitvii of Valdez, Alaska, that the
right be. anil the same is hereby granted unto
J. I*. Steele, his associates, successors or as
signs, Jo install, erect, equip, inaintaiii Mini op
erate an electric lighting and |n»wer p|*«nt
within tin* cor|Nirate limits of the tow n of Val
dez. Alaska, and also witjiin any addition or
additions which may hereafter la* added to hi
which may hereafter become a part of the
said town of Valdez; hereby granting unto tin*
said J. L. Steele, IllsassiH*iwtes. successors or as
signs, the right and privilege of placing and
maintaining poles upon any and all streets ami
alleys within the eor|H»rate limits uf the said
town of Valdez, as the same now exist- or as
the same may hereafter la* extended, subject to
the regulations, requirement** ami eoiefition
hcreiuafter con '.Mined.
SK<\ II. That said electric lighting and pow
er plant “hall be installed, con-tractcd, c«tnij*
|»ed and in operation on or Indore ilie :il-i day
of December, I'.arj, and all |M>tes placed «»r -.1
ii|m»ii streets wlileli are sixty feet in width shall
be placed or set eight feet from the lot line «»i
said street, and all p dc- placed or set upon
streets whleh are titty feet in width, shall be
placed or set seven feet from the lot line of
said street, and all |adcs placed or set ii|m>ii
any alley shall la.* placed or set ns near the
lot line as (Nissilde, due regard being had for
lfti*gr,;,H,„\ V/ie Y i\ i e oIf ’ s a ii T a 11 e y * a i n 1* aU |*de-Mi
placed or set upon any street 'or alley within
the corporate limits of -aid town -hall he placed
or set so that the top of the same -hall be at
least twenty feet above the established grade
of said street or alley, and if said poles la* «»f
wood, the same shall Ik* at least six inches in
diameter at the top of the same.
Skc 111. That any and all wire or wires,
stretched along or across any of the streets or
alleys of said town, or stretcliedor placed with
in the corporate limits of said tow n, shall be
fully insulated and shall lie so stretched or
placed upon the poles hereinbefore provided
for, so that tho st!uic shall n«>t licconic danger
ous to (aiblM* traffic or a menace to the public
safety.
That should at any time from any cause,
whatsoever, the said wire or wires or any
said wire or wires become detached from
tlie said Jude or |ade* or any said
P*de or lades hereinbefore provided for, or from
any building or buildings, or any structure or
structures, tin* same for the purpose of this or
dlliaiiee, shall la* deemed a menace to the pub
lic safely and the said J. 1. Steele, his usMoclatcH
successors or assigns, shall at once, ii|m»ii being
notitied. in any manner, or of learning of the
same, by or through any person or (icrsoiis, or
in auy other manner whatMievcr, immediately
cause the same to la* retired and placed in a
substantial and safe condition ujs.n said |*ole.
or (wiles, building, or buildings, structure or
structures.
Sec. IV. Thai the right and privilege*, here
in granted, to maintain and operute said elec
tric lighting and (tower plant shall continue
in iull force ami effect for the |*criod «»i Ten
year* from ami after the said 1st day of Jan
uary, Mutt, at the end of which time* the said
town of Valdez, acting in its corporate ca|wicity
shall have the rignt to purchase the said elec
tric lighting ami power plant, together with
all and singular its machinery, apparatus, fix
lures and appurtenance* thereunto In-longing,
if il elects *o to do, and if the said town ot
Valdez, should elect to purchase the said elec
tric lighting and power plant, the said plant
together with all and singular, it* rights, privi
leges, machinery, ap|Miratus. fixture* and a|e
piirteuances shall Ik- appraised hy appraiser*
chosen, one hy the said town of‘Valdez, the
name of whom «hall la- given in writing to the
city clerk hy the Mayor, or acting Muvor of
said town, otic hy the *aid J. I.. Steele, his a-s»
ciuleft, successor*, or assigns, the name of whom
shall likewise be given in writing to the city
clerk of the said town, and the two appraisers
no chosen shall select n third, notifying the
city clerk of said town in writing of the name
of the person mi chosen, which snail compit-.f
the said board of appraisers, who shall imuicd
iatcly ti|s»n being notified, in writing, hy the
city clerk of >aid town. pim*eed toapprui-c the
sai«l electric lighting audpower plant, together
with all and singular it* rignt*, privileges, ma
chinery, apparatus, tixtnre-, laud* and
appurtenance* and upon the completion
thereof shall immediately, in writing
notify the clerk of the *aid town m
Valdez the result of-ahl apprai-m in atul -aid
sppraisiueut s*» math* hy said board «»i apprai*
er* shall he binding u|n»ii the said J. I.. ste l -.
his associate*. succesattr* <»r assign*. and up n
tlie said ti»wn of Valdez. Alaska, n.d the said
J. L. Steel *, hi* associates, siicci,ws»r>, or >*igu*
shall accept ami the *ahl town «»f Valdez, Alas
ka, shall pay, in liwinl moiiev of tie I'nited
State* id Auicru-a tin- uiimiuI «»# the apprai* -
m tit *.i fixed by the *aid board of appraisers,
nI**n the payment «»f which lie >ahl .1.1.
Sl-N-h*. hi- a-*4*4-iate*, *ii4,4-e.-*4irs, or assign*,
slit 11 hy good ami sufficient deed-*f mvvati
convey lito the -aid town 4»f Valdez Ala-ka,
the salil electHe lighting ami jntwvr plant. n>
gether with all amt singular, it* right*, piivil
egc«, iiiaihiuery. appliances, apparatus, ti.x
Hires ami appurtenance* thereunto b -longing.
Sec. V. That 4luriug the term ol tlif-o:di
tiam-e the said el -ctrie liglrting and piw-r *
plant shall ( barge for lights, 4»f sixteen camlle
power. in the tow n of Valdez. Alaska. m» gr.-at
er rate than a moi.thly rental of two 4i.dials
for aft night lights, oue dollar and Hfsy cent*
for teu o'd-H-k ligut*. ami 4iue 4h liar f4»r rcsi*
deuce lights.
Sec. VI. Tiiat if the sab! electric lighting
ffnii power plant is m»t in-tnll-d ami in opera
fioil 4>n 4>r heior • th ? 31st d«y of I* -e oilb-r, UM*.
then the *ahl comuiou coiiucil oi tin t4»w u of
\ ahlcz, A!a*ka, may ilci-lare the rights ami
privilege* grant a! under thi* onliname forfeit
ed at their opt.on.
H. H. HlLDKKTil. J. L.KTEKldC,
tTerk. Mayor.
!‘hssci1 Oct. f», iurj.
Notice to Trespassers.
To whom it may pont-erii. In 1M-.17 I stm-keil
tlie s-.uthw.nl mill of Knight's l.lanil with Blue
FOX. I elaiui lhe same. All p M .ns ar ■ uarneii
Hut to molest the foxes thereon, nor trespass
for the p.ir|a.se of raising fox-n or other ani
utals. W'al't i It. Holland. sip
Recertified (iiivcrnnirnt Script,
for swlrliy (’. X. (’rary.
Sammons).
Fnltcd State* of America. Fnited state* hi*
trici Court. l»Mrict of Alaska Third TdvMon.
, OeOTge K. French,
Plaint lit. Summon*
I tr*. ;• for •
i Prial W Taylor. Publb -ation.
Defendant. J J
; The Preddent of the fnited State* of America.^
[ tireetitijt to the aiaive natn.-d defendant:
You an* hereby r. .|iiired t» apiaxt in th
fulled state* I»i!*frl« t Court, in ami for the l>.^
| trie! of Ala*kr.. Third l ivMon, within thi;!’
, day* after the completion t f th pc* fed of f|o ,
I publication of thi* *4iiNinon*. trait: Witl.i*
thirty day* after the m>: ti day **f October. IS*
! and aiiawer the complaint of’the above nauv*!
plaintiff; ami «inle** von *o ap{»ear ami aitwwer,
i the plaintiff will apply to tti • Court for the re
Hef demanded in said complaint, tivwlt: To
compel on the part off the defendant, the sped
tie performirtii •• of a certain w ritten contract
duly entered into between *aid lieorge K
Frcneli ami *ald Fred W. Taylor on October f.t|J
lfW. w herein and w hereby *ahl Taylor a»rre« J
to convey unto *al«l French an undivided on
fointh fntere*t in ami to the follow iugdciM rkl»e«|
, pro|M>rfy. to-wit: An undivided cm-third in
i ten *t in ami to iilaeer mining claim* known ■•*
No*. * ami ami Fraction I at upper end • f
Claim No. 11. hIm»vc lower di*eov< rv. on Jar
Wade Creek. Alaska, also No. | on Taylor creek
all in the Forty mile Recording Precinct of A!
a*ka; in consideration of certain prote«*i>n»!t
•HTViec*. a* an attihrney and eoini* II »r at law.
to lie rendered cild Taylor l»y *ald Fr *nch.
The date of tin* order by the ala-vc named
cmirt for «ervice by publication i* Augu*t
U line** the II. n. J.-ime* \Vicker*hain. Jndg •
of *«id Court, thi* send day of lugud.in Hi.
year of our I ord. otic thoii*aiid nine liundr-d
and two ami of onr independence the one Inin
dred ami twrntv o venth.
ISKAI.J
George K. French. Albert K. Ileilig.
P. P. Clerk
Fit*! Publication Sept. it.
Iai*t Publication th*i.
Summons.
i I'nlted State* of Xmerlea. m
I'nlted State* IH*trh t Court. ^
IM*triet of Ala-ka Third IHvMon.
I (ieorgiaiia S. I’laee.
1*1 u i tit i ff. # summons #!
Vf. > for
XVari^n XV Place, i IMil.lj. HtIon.
I* •letidant. *
The President of tin- I'nlted Stair* of Atneri-4
. H. t.rertltiK : r«» the above nano .1 defendant:
You ai<a hereby re.,aired to appear in tie
I tilted State* !>»*trief CiMitt. it» a»»d lor Hie hi*
t n t of Ala*ka. Third hividon. within • nir, \ I
j day* aft- r the e.napletfoii of in-- |m ri -d -i !; w
I publication of tin* -itmuioti*. to wit; within?
thirty day-alt. r the thirtieth day of o- t.dier
and am-w-r the eouiplaitit i.f tin al.-v
named plaintiff: and util.-* yon -o app -ar audi
Mti-vv-r. tlm plaintiff will apply i- ti<-I
Court for the relief demand d in '-aid nun "
plaint, to wit; The plaintiff .k- in thi
art Ion. to obtain a divorce from the -b fcnd.tt.l_
on the ground of w ilifnlde-erlioii for the p i I?
of two year*.
The date of the order of Tile abov natio d.
Court for nervine by publication I* Auiru>t J
1W2. '
XX'ittte** the lion, .lam •- XX'leker-ham. Jude- J
of-aid C art. tiii- •J lr-I day of \n>ru-t. in 11.- 4
year of our I.ord otic tho i*atid nine hundred
and two Htn! of our ln-1 -|»-mb nee the one Ion. ^
• iircd and twelitv -evelilh.
SKAL.
Albert It. IleillK. Clerk.*
«.eor*re K French. Attorn--)' for Plaintiff
Firm publieatioti Sept. 1
land piibliealioii Oct. :tn.
JflrtVEJ
koi: GOOD WORK
<iO TO
Dawson Barber Shop
Hot and Cold Water
Baths. PORCELAIN
TUBS and all Modern
Fixtures.
Wn. QCLIHErtU.
VALDEZ Dili!
Finest Bread
Ever Baked.
Try It.
F. R.JCHniDT,FROF,
Cor. McKinley St. and Broadway
5. Q. n/lT»1EW5,
Sanitary - Plumbing
Steam Fitting and
Water Heating.
LIVE AND LET LIVE. Vai.dkz.
V. RNbERJON,
Shoemaker
Repairing Promptly
Attended to.
MeKi.vi.KY Sr. xkah Kkystoxk Av.
COOK INLET
Prospecting ami Hunting par
ties can l*e supplied with
necessary outfits hv
H. N. WETHERBEE.
at Kenai and Kussiloff at the
Most Reasonahle Prices in Al
aska. thereby saving freight
and trouble of landing sup
plies.
GED. S. MEARNS, Agent,
Kkxai. Alaska.
Professional,
Cards.
FRANK M. BOYLE, W. D.
Physician and Surgeon
VALDKZ,
OffitT nnil Rwidenff ALASKA
215 Keystone Avpnm\
GOODELL & EDWARDS
i
Lawyers.
VALDEZ, ALASKA
FRED M. BROWN,
Lawyer
Mining nii«I Uml Lnw«. M|n*rmIHcs.
VALDEZ, ALASKA
LEEDY & KELSEY,
Attorneys and Counselors.
1 Keystone Ave. Valdez.
>ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN.
. Counsellor-at-Law*
I'. S. Supreme roiirt. It. .\n»*ni«*y r.
N.l*at«*tit OAi-f, I * tiff • ! State* af»«l Koivijcn l*i»t
Caveat't.fTraf!'* Mark' nr*l «**|»> ritfhts.
, No. 700 7th Street. N. W.,
M*pp. I S. laliiil otfl .
[ WASHINGTON. D. ('.
___ _
A. JUDSON ADAMS,
[
Civil Kiijiimer and Surveyor.
I C. S. DKI'UTV M1NKIIAL AND
LAND SCKVKYOK.
I Next door to Merchant!* Cafe.
JOHN F. RICE,
L Lawyer.
MrKixi.KY St. Vai.hkz.
DR. W. G. Alexander.
DENTIST.
Mi KIXLEY Sr. VALDEZ.
NEW YORK LIFE
INJURdNCE CO.
WRITES THE BEST POLICIES.
G. Sponberg, Agent.
R. B LIX.
NOTARY PUBLIC
And CONVEYANCER.
COPPER CENTER. ALASKA
W. H. Brennen.
HOUSE and SIGN PAINTER.
Paper Hanger and Decorator.
VALDEZ, - - ALASKA.
B. F. Hillard
Is Prepared to Ex
amine, Take Options on
and Purehase Mining
Propert ies.
VMS ABSTRACT I Tint (0.
Complete abstracts of title
to all mineral and other
claims in the Valdez Min
ing district, including the
Prince William Sound,
Copper River, Chistuchi
na and the Chisna dis
tricts.
Mads FimM to Valdez
Toil lots

Valdez, Alaska
GOOD GOOD/. GOOD* SERVICE. <
i
the* m\M”
CLUB "ROOMS IN CONNECTION
DIsAISF & MACKINTOSH.
Blacksmith Shop.
All Kinds of Iron or Steel Work
Done in the Best Manner.
HORSESHOEING SLEDS
J. J. YAKSHAW,
Safety Flues, Pumps, Pipes and Fittings.
M< Kim.ky Avk., Vai.i>kz.
Comfortable Quarters.
Keystone Mrs. M. CHARLTON. Prop.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars. ,
The Senate.
SCOTT & SMITH, Props.
P. E. KERN,
Gold and Silver Smith.
Watches,
Diamonds,
Jewelry.
Nugget Jewelry Made To
Order.
Watch Repairing a Special
ty by Tod Winters,
H. M. DEAN,
General Merchandise Broker.
R E P R E S E IsFr IISIQ
S('H\V \BAC1IKK BROS. A CO. M. (’. NASON A CO
W I:.(ir .. r. ami Tnl.aeconiU*. Fruit nn.IIT.Hlm e
ARMOl R A CO. W. F. FCLI.EH A CO.
Paint-. Oil*, Sa»h atM Doom.
WASHINGTON SHOE MFG. CO. WASHINGTON Rl'BBKR CO
GALBRAITII-BACON A Co'* a"b'’ir
Hay, tirKin, Lime, ( eluent, Huililitij- Material.
Cigars a Specialty. vatde*. Ataska.
Dr. L 5. Camicia.
Dentist and Optician.
A Full Line of Spectacles on Hand. Clocks
and Watches Repaired on
Short Notice.
McKinley St. Valdez.
PHIL ZIMMERMAN
Cleaning, Repairing and Altering Done
on Short Notice.
• ladies Suits Cleaned and Pressed.
Keystone Ave. next to I*rosj>ector Office,

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