THE ALASKA PROSPECTOR.
H. H. HILDRETH, Editor. W. H. CRARY, Associate Editor.
JOS. A. BOURKK, Business Manager.'
Published at Valdex. Alaska, every Thursday by the Prospector
Publishtxo Co. Phone, Main 1.
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Jtau McHie. Can liaoaniia.
AL. W lirrt. Kb. Woods. '
C. N. CtAir. Ciai. CSAVrosb.
J. L. Steele
i. L Steelt. Mayor
J. U. SNYDER, TREOI-RER
J. W. Leedy. City attorney
I»r. C. A. Win***, Health oyyiceb.
H. H. Hildreth, Clerk.
John Uoodell. Prey School Board.
A tinul effort is to be made on
fiext Friday night to reorganize
file Chamber of Commerce and get
it into working order again. This
trill l>e the last effort to induce the
merchants, property owners and
others to take some interest in an
organization winch was started
and is in existence for the welfare
of the the town. There is no doubt
whatever that a good, live Cham
ber of Commerce is an organisation
that can accomplish much good fur
»»ny community. Its recommenda
tions are worth more to law mak
ers and those in authority than
those of a city council or any other
organization, its members are
supposed to be, and as a rule are,
the business men and property
owners of the community in which
the body exists, and their r< com
mendations, approval and opinions
are of much weight, and are sought
for hv business men, w riters, offic
ials and others.
Il certainly behooves the people
of Valdez to take some interest in
the matter, in this, the la-<t effort
to accomplish some good for the
town, the community and the Dis
There* are at present a number
of fraternal clubs in Valdez, and
Some of them we understand are
organized for the immediate pur
pose of sociability and fraternity,
but with the ultimate view of be
coming regularly organized orders.
This is a move in the right direc
tion and will help in the building
up of the town, as it will help to
give it stability, and a substantial
and permanent appearance that
few other things will do. Valdez
}s a permanent town, and every
one who lives here should help to
make it a city of happy and pros
perous homes. Churches, schools,
lodges and kindred organizations
will do much toward the perma
nency and upbuilding of any com
munity, and will give a homelike
and contented appearance to am
town or city. While many of us
hesitate to sever the ties that him!
us to our old home ascutcislions in
the btgtrs, yet if we have coim
here to make Alaska our home i:
is our duly as giiod citizens of our
new h;»:uu and country to foster
ami encourage these young organ.
rations, it is to l*e hoped thu
these various fraternal clubs mu\
all become strong and thriving
The proiMMition of the Episco
pal UiiUMi authorities to uia.iitaii
ainl support a hospital in Vaide/. i:
the citizens will iurnish a lot and
building, is one that our citizens
ahould accept without hesitation
and the small amount needed for
the h mo i.g siiouui Ire readily *ub
acrihed. A good lot has l»een of
fered by one of our enterprising
nieiciiau s, and we unders and that
fotXl wdi put up as largo ana com
fort a hie a building as is luedtd a
present. Most of the furnishings
have already been promised, am.
friends in oilier places will donan
what is asiii needed. Bishop How.
has agreed m f urn tab a nurw an
his church will pay her suiar;.
medical assistance has hem ar
ranged fo.', and ihere is no r aso.
Why Vaah.z cannot have a hoet. >.
lh|i W*«i - a of.*fit or U>V.i I
, and in a |>ecuniary way an adver
: tiseuicnt for us. us well as. peruups.
1 a god-send to many in a short
j This project has been in con
templation for some time, and
while there has l>een no opposition
to it whatever, yet many have
thought that there was no need for
it. But as to this we cannot know
ingly say. us no one is sure "what
a day may bring forth.” Valdez,
within a year or two, will no doubt
l>e a city of from 5,000 to 10,000
people, and there is no telling what
epidemic may break out or what
accident may happen, and we
should be prepared for these things,
and here is an oppor unity to do
so at verv small co-t.
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; The wharf at this place is prov
ing much too small to accommo
date the fast increasing Ira Hie that
is coining to Valdez, and there is
! much d:ssu'. isfac.ion an ong many
of the merchants as to the way in
which freight is handled. With
only three steamers a month from
Beattie the freight piles up so ilia:
; it is several days before those hav
j ing freight can get it. The team
sters claim that much favoritism is
shown one eertrin transfer com
pany to the detriment of the o h
crs. The P. p. jit N. Company are
now contemplating using their
lighter for their freight.
Wickersham on Alaska.
In an address before the Seattle
Chamber of Commerce recently.
Judge W’ickersham gave the fol
lowing as his idea of the prime
needs of Alaska:
1. A public sitrvcv.so ha' land
laws can lie put in operation.
2. A delegate in congress, either
elected or appointed.
6. A weather bureau, liecuuse
the question of climate in Alaska
is always agita ed and never un
derstood outside of the district.
4. An extension of the home
stead laws, pirmitting a settler to
take up 32U or 640 acres of land.
The establishment of tish
hatcheries, to preserve and replen
ish one of the grea* resources of
6. An all-American route from j
Copper river into the interior.
7. Coast surveys and light
houses along the entire coast, and
especially about the Aleutian is
Every citizen of Valdez, inter
n'd in the growth and upbuilding
of the town, is urged to ittend a
niee’ing ealled by the Valdez Chain-'
Ih t of Commerce, at Moose hall, oil
Friday evening. Decern tier 5, at 8
Matters of vi’al itnpor'ance 'o
the entire community will he dis
cussed, and action taken thereon.
A. \V. Rochtord. F. M. Brown.
Platinum rarely occurs in nug-t
gets, though once in a while a lump!
if it is found; the biggest on record,}
almiit the size of a tumbler, being |
now preserved in the Dresden Mu-i
-cunt. Some time ago John M.i
:>avidson. of Rochester. New York
mind the metal in two meteorites,!
m tn i resting discovery, inasmuch;
* i proves thft' platinum exists,
■i other world* than ours.
The financial year of tlie govern
ment ends June 80. Ellis H. Rob
erts, treasurer, gives some in'crest
ing facts in his last report. The
total receipts for the year amount
ed to 91,062,124,037, and the dis
bursements 9969,627,041. Owing
to the repeal of the war tax
the revenue fell off 925,207,104 and
the disbursements fell off 938,776,
459. The cost of the war depart
ment decreased 932,343.481, while
the naval expenditures increased
97.269.149. The available cash in
the treaury July 1 was the largest
in our history, being 9862.187,301.
The national debt decreased during
the year 942,340,888. Of the total
circulation of money in the coun
try 40.73 i»er cent is in gold. This
is an increase of 1.43 per cent over :
a year previous. The amount of
money in circulation per cupi'a
increased from 927.98 to 928.43.
The amount of go d certificates now
issued against gold in the treasury
is consult mhly larger than the to
tal of treasury notes in circulation.
The nuniUr of hanks increased
263 tluring the year. All these fig
ures indicate wonderful prosperity.
The total hug li of the star,
| steamboat, railroad ai.tl mail mes
sage routes in Alaska is 19,739
[ miles, for which the annual pay is
In the Vnlted 8tate« <*oiniai*»joner*s Court for
the Idstrict of Alaska, VulK-i Precinct.
In the Mutter of the Estate )
. ot i In Probate
Joseph Thou u*y, * Noth# to
Ikccuaed. j l redlt. r*.
Notice l« hereby given that the undersigned
Henry \V. Miller w*.* uu the ant u dev of Oct. bor ,
IW2. duly appointed admmi-tiator of the k»
late* of *aid Jo'vDh Titown y, deceased.
Notice is hereby further given by the under
signed administrator of sui«l estate «•» the ered I
Itora of and all p r*on» having claim* against !
the said deceased. to exhibit th. in with the i
I necessary voucher*, win.in six month* alter .
(lie til at publication ol thU in the. to the said !
administrator, at his place of business on the *
Northwest corn *r of key-tone avenue and Ho- J
bait street, in Vail *x. Alaska, t»i-j -am be lug 5
thj place for the transaction f b.itlucs* ot said
• stale, in the Precinct ol \al>:e<:.
Lab'd at Valdax, this It 11 day <d N V mb':', i
Hinmy W. Miller,
Administrator ol the Estate. I Juscpu Thowney. j
Uin. II. Whitt! **y.
M Attorney i r th • Adininistrat. r.
Flrtt publication, N v. **, 19JZ.
1-asl publlcatii.il live. 4, 1‘joJ.
Market Price I*ist.
Hour. . .SJ.no l«-r luu
Corn Meal . " luu
Bullet. toe •• lb
tosts* . sue •• Jo<
Sugar M.uO .. Iw)
Klee.M.uu tot;.10 •• luu
Potatoes . ju. |b
Bat on anil llam S1VOO t.. |)7.uu •• lim
Coffee .jl) to .'me •• lb
Milk fefU t.. jo • «n .
iir»n dated 1*siIa! .ea . jo It. 2.V •• lb I
Dried Fruit. * t<> 15r •* ib
fry rap .11 to 91.au •• I
It 'iUrtll Wllllc. •• llO
He* ii*. Limn llj.au •• loo |
Rolled Ualt. ac *• lb !
Tc* . 50 to 75 *• lb j
Tob«t'c , tin-.king . tnito7o«- *• it,1
Tobacco, ciuwiug 5u ti. 75c •• lb
h. WmhU. do ibio end. | in >toy imv .|L'.5) t.*n
Boht \\ niturnii n«t» * S4j..*i0 ton
t’o«l.. 915.00 ton
wow I ., . 9J».‘dl COM
f. r. JcnnibT, prop,
Cor. McKinley St. and Broadway
Prusiiectin" and Hunting par
ties can l* supplied w ih.
necessary outlils l*y
H. N. WETHERBEE,
at Kenai and Kussiloff at the
Most Reasonable Prices in Al
aska, thereby saving freight
and trouble of landing sup-:
GEO. S. MEARNS. Agent,
hub urn i Tint col
Complete abstracts of title
to all ntineral and o'her I
claims in the Valdez Min- I
ing district, Including the
Prince William Sound,
Copper River. Chistuchi
na and the Chisna dis
M«ts MM It KtUn
F. M. BOYLE, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Swun Building, McKinley St.
DR. W. G. ALEXANDER,
McKINLEY St. VALDEZ.
W. A. RYSTROW,
Building. ' ALDEZ.
GOODELL & EDWARDS
FRED M. BROWN,
Minnie *n«l L»ml Law*. UpwinMt**
LEEDY & KELSEY,
Attorneys and Counselors.
KkYSTOXE AVE. ' ALUEZ.
ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN.
I*. S.S; p* ui • C'o.irl. It.-gi stored Attorney 1*.
S.l'ateiit Oft.-.*, I'uitcd Sl«t.** Mild F ir.-igu l*Mt*
•lit*, CmvvmIk, T r Mil j MMrU Miid copy right*.
No. 700 7th Street. N. W.,
Opp. 17 . 8. I'Mltflil Ofti e.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Civil Engineer anil Surveyor.
U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL AND
Next dcor to Merchant* Cafe.
JOIN F. RICE,
McKixi.ey St. Valdez.
H. H. Hildreth,
Notary Public and
NEW YORK LIFE
WRITES THE BEST POLICIES.
G. Sponberg, Agent.
R. B L1X.
JOPPER CENTER, ALASKA.
W. H. Brennen.
HOUSE and SIGN PAINTER.
Paper Hanger and Decorator.
VALDEZ, - - ALASKA.
3. F. Hillard
la Prepared to Ex
amine, Take Option* on
and Purchase Mining
Shaw A Williams are earrv
ng a full line of fresh frui's. Ship-;
noma received on every host.
GOOD GOOD/. GOOD SERVICE.
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CLUB ROOMS IM COMM ECTIOM
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DGARF & MACKINTOSH
All Kinds of Iron or Steel Work
Done in the Best Manner.
Geo. Woods. Jas. Fowlie.
wood; & rowuc
i s/?nPL.e R?snx
i VALDEZ, «LA:iKA
,lr"' * M"11" f
Wi ics, Liquors and Cigars.
SCOTT ft SMITH, Trofs.
|_P. E. KER
: Kin*- Wa i i R. -
A Sjai-ial y.
list on. s,
^ Cut Glass,
H. M. DEAN,
General Merchandise Broker.
SCHWA BACH HR BROS. & CO. M. C. NASON & GO.
Wli'.lewtlr Grurvra and TobnveuuUU. Kruil and Prndtive
ARMOUR & CO. W. P. FULLER & CO.
Oil*. mikI Door".
WASHINGTON SHOE MFG. CO. WASHINGTON RUBBER CO
BJUMand Shuea. Oil Clothing amt Ki.hU. at
GALBRAITH-BACON Jt CO.
Hav. Grain, L in ■. Cera -nt. Building M itvrial.
Cigars a Specialty. v.ldel> AIaaka.
Dr. L). Camicia.
Dentist ani Opfc'aii.
A Full Lriie of Spectacles on Ham', f,...
and \Vaichca Repaired on
Shnr. No i<-t
McKinley St va
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Cleaning Repairing and Altering Done on
Ladies Suits Cleaned and Pressed
Keystone Ave. next to ProsjK-etor Office.
C E. BOQAREUS,
Assayer and Chemist.
Gold and Silver $ l .00 Gold Silver and Copper $2,50
bo Coi.i HKiA Sr.. Skattlk, Wash,
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