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H. H. HILDRETH. Editor. W. II. C’RARY, Aswiatc Kifitor. •IOS. A. ROt'RKK. Bushier Malinger. Published at \ alder, Alaska, every Thursday l»v the Pkoki'Eitok Prni.t-<niN«i Co. Piione. Main 1. Entcnil at the Wilder |Hw*totliee an Nnnul elnsx matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. On** Year ..... fa *11 Six Month* .... Jf2.no Ttifv Months . • • il.oo Snn»|*lt* Cn|»y .... lo0.'Mf ADVERTISING RATES. 0n***lo|lHr j*t month (or oue (tub. «initl** colnmn. Lo.nl*. io *vnt* per line lor fir*t insertion , mol ti\*• cents |*er lino (or each *ubequonl : insertion. ACTHORIZF.D ACBXTH. The I’RosmTo* i* on sale at the following new* -faints: I*. O. New* Stand. Henttle. f*uget Hound New* Co. Henttle. P. O. New* Hfand. Juneau. Rugene McCarthy New- stand, skagway. P. O. New* Stand, Ragle. Ala«ka. MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT. COI'XCILMEX. JaWEk Ml-ll IE. CHAR. SIWONRTRAD. AL. White. Ku. Woutn. I. X. UR ARY. CHAR. CRAWFORD. J. 1.. STEELE. J. L. Steele, Mayor J. U. SNYDER, TREAsVRER. J. W. Lecdy, city attorney Or. C. A. Wixanr, Health Oeeicer. II. H. Hildreth, Clerk. John coodell. Pres, school Board It is time that the citizens of j Valdez aroused themselves to the j realization that if they are to huild up a city, there are things to lie done licsidcs sitting idly by and letting affairs shape themselves. It is true that Valdez is geographical ly so situated that it need fear no rivalry; that is to say that there *is no other practicable inlet and outlet for a railroad to the great . interior of Alaska. Hut railroads | do not build themselves, nor do people of means come in withcapi-! till and east their lot in a town; where sloth and negligence prevail: instead of thrift and enterprise. There are a good many new comers in Valdez, men of brains, enterprise and experience.* They should lie made welcome and invi ted to put their shoulders to the wheel and help place Valdez in the column of modern, progressive cit ies, instead of a disorderly and ill managed camp, without public spirit; each for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Beattie owes its growth and pros perity principally to the energy i and public spiritedness of its busi- | ness men. as exempli tied in its chamber of commerce. People all over the United States are eager for reliable news of Alaska. The! people of Valdez should undertake! and carry forwaril such advertising | w ork as will show clearly just what j are the conditions existing in Cen tral Alaska, without exaggeration or booming, but the plain, unvar nished facts. It will prevent many from eoiuing here with mistaken ideas and going away disap|Hiiuted and damning the country, and will on the other hand bring in a desir a hie class of people who know some- j thing about new countries and will find a field and opportunities not pow open in any other part of the: worjd. Immediate action should 1m- ' taken to secure new mail service,1 lor instance to the Nizina placer district and places on the Sound. Something can and should 1m* none 10 secure railroad facilities and a depot at Valdez, should the present projected railroad Ik* coin- 1 nieneed as smin as is now hojied < and expected. A railroad is a eer-11 tainty and a great ileal ean Ik* done ' < at this time in determining its lo- ' cation or at any rate in securing a - i depot at Valdez instead of licing > side tracked. The people who own I and are erecting valuable buildings < in Valdez should be sufficiently al- < ive to their own interests to organize • and work for the general good and i 1 growth of the community. j' Another important matter is the! enactment of local rules and regu- « lations of miners, so that one man ' could not locate the whole country 1 around any new strike that i6 made < in the interior; a great many new i discoveries will he made during | the coining season and during every f seaon and rules ean be adopted thatI' give every one a chance to secure j some giound in a new district, in- < stead oi the discoverers hogging * the whole thing; no'hing will more £ seriously set back and injure the ] country than this wholesale grab- | bing oi large anas «>f ground with out prospecting or doing any work j and keeping those- ofi who are ready ’ and v.iling to work h. ground. '. The* arc only a jew ot ihe j thilius i Hat can he taken up and | good results accomplished. New suggestions will be made and many plans carried out for t he speedy ad vancement and development of the country. The Prospector has soundest the bugle la-fore and is always glad and more than willing :o do its share towards the puhlie good, hir the Lord even will not help those who will not help themselx es ami the Pkospeitor is no posing as liv ing greater than the Aliiiiglny. Let a public meeting of the i I'huiula-r of Commerce Ik: held at. least once a week during the mid winter season when buaines is quiet, talk over all matters Pro Bono Publico and much good will Ik- ac complished. * 'fhe editor of the Hkagway | Alaskan lias lived in close prox imity to the Canadians so long [hat he is rapidly getting the big; lieud. He believes tha’ everyone | who does not lielieve as he dtx-s is ! levoid of brains. He and the ex-! nooch governor would make a good j earn. • • The Mining Journal of Ketchi uin is now degrading itself by re porting to low political methods hat its editor used years ago in ’tinning for office. Mud slinging ind vituperation are not argu nents and do no goixl. There has •eon one or two cases of such ournalism in Alaska and i has j icteil as a boomerang in each in tance. * • * It is to lie ho|ied that the Hu nane Society will develop into a trong and influential laxly. Such m organilation has been needed in t’aldez for some time, and it will tndouhtedlv find work to do in he future. It should have the noral and financial support of all itizens who lielieve in humane reatment of our dumb aiumals as veil us our fellow citizens. • • Robt. Blei writes from New York hat ‘‘Helm & Abbott, the promot es of the Valdez railroad, are en itled to more credit than any one ■lse in helping Valdez, and their vav of advertising Valdez «nd hi esourees of countrv rihutarv o s simply mam Ions. T'n-v do no oose a chance to bring Valdez to he front, and the result of tlicir loings will show this coming sea on, when the rush to Valdez wit I >egin, and I predict that the rush vill lie as large as that of 1900 to i fume, and with the important! lifference that the people who will i each Valdez this season will have to reason to l»e dissatisfied like he Nome people were. People are lot being coaxed to Valdez on fake impositions, blit will find the re onrees even much better than is •eing represented to thefn. Two new buildings will lie erect d on Ihe Swan lot at the corner of IcKinley St. and Keystone Ave. in few days. The buildings are to' >e only temporary, the lot being eased until the first of May. Mr. Vustin I.athrop will erect a hoiki ng on the corner of the lot for the I runs-Alaskau Co., and will open gcmral store, and Mr. Small will iui up u commission l.ouse adjoin <‘g Location Records. For the week (-ruling Dee. 10. MINIMI I.Ot'ATIONS. in* nil Cntclla, \V I'nrtim; I no* nil Coiclla. w Cnch, a>* i|i». Iatiill.s k. V Stu ff; ntoln water B'»l» g. A MeXeer: 2ikt Shee|» c, II Hildreth; 3ta Blillli.lt e. II Hildreth; Ilia nil Mil.,lid Is. A B lvef| IffW Mllehe, Is, K Barret; 21 ta pi |-nmi I'ine e J B.titrke: 32H* nil Mitrhrl Is, J Krllv: | rjk nil Miteliel Is, M Harrell. IIKKIIB land, Imlldlngs ele. Kllainar. T Tnndw In .1 IV l.lllle Xn A helnw Han r, Vanlderstlne t» S I-.h.i f7nt Weather Record. * 1 - - - ' 2 i I Remarks. _I 3 I i _ Dee. | | 2 26 111 I 3 | '« | 17 | I • . * : •« | -i i > i * j 12 j 14 | t 7 lo j in t * I IS 20 » I H I 17 | HI I III 20 | • 11 2H , 31 an 12 31 | 33 | 281. 13 ! 33 | 37 • II , i ;« 7 l.> j 28 30 j fi*n 1 Windy, t l.lght Wind. • Cloudy. Above xero except where nth -rwlse slat -d. 7 Rain. Figurta ah.tar preelpliallim In Inches Observed and reported bv Dr. L. S. Camilla. Notice. Notice la hereby given that a Special TVrni of the Cnited stales District Court i r the Third Division of the Putrid of Alaska, will la- li-dd at Valdex. ill salil i Utrli-t, -• -mm n n. February 2, l-.atx, Thai a t-rai.d y a ll i. . urn IQ *•'( Mt til ' <'«•>«• till <i «l| -d it , niMry 2, ll«n, Mini h i i ju y 1 m,». to m ft m tli • m hi |i.hu n i hr ri\ !. i .. iiitU Dint bull J ri >. i.nii ti: T ns’ «• -urt, w ill iisln w-| ti .i* i i. - 1 u«timt ui ;• |»< , . n. o mt : . i DM* o • || -.1 p i .up | ■ j , b uikI oy i „ ..id •, i i| j • jit id in**! , t'Tin « : - , . ,i , ii .| t)|. ; It'n*! .il ili till- • " : pi.i* fti W it 11 . i • ti• •' i:•! i« «•>•*• j« i; • 'i*' si, ; . d/i'-ii ni . i urt. ilu* lUi. .1.1 • • i.. ii*-M .. .\ttc»*: . i> i» It. Il ilin, i 'l-rk. Citation. • _ ; Ii* the •'lilti’il si»*■ - i !* l our* »Vr t hg I »ia« i ict >' Alieki '• eld / . !•■■ iu« I »Ii lit • MtU':i S't|» h« . In ri .»,«••• Jo-- W*. —. ..t IlM.iT,. »i» • i* i.s .. Joseph I h*i t \, <»' *••• - ,1 • Hy oril r ,.| thi»to.,rt t:i«- . v i hereby cited hum iv*|,d »i • b :• r to Judge of this Court in \ i.l*» V >■ im-t. I •»*. t ri* t oi Alaska, at his offi. e in the t- an i Yaldcx, oil tin* 2nd day i br .ary, lima, hi u* oVIoek a.in. o| that day. Ih n and In r,- I.* show eause. if any exist, why tite real proper ty of said edit!••. vix. tie- undivided oiie-tliird interest in and to that eertain placer mining i lrtini kn wu as Claim N >3»n C pp *r cr ck in the Valdes Milling District, should not be or dered sold. Witness tin* Honorable John Lyons, Judge of 'aid Irobate Court, will* the seal of said* ourl, this ith day of December, 1902. Judge. First publication Dee. I. 19**2. Last publication Jan. 2. 19U3. Win. H. Whittlesey. Attorney for Administrator. Market Price List. Flour. *2.«n per 1WII ■'urn Meal. *1.2'. liai Cutler. :lSe ■< II, K«i« . :«“• rioz Kottur. *7.00 <• |uu Klee .*I.UO li> *7.111 luo Pulalue. . :!',*• •• lb Caeon anil llaIII . .*liV00 In *17.00 •' pal Coffer .20t*>.aie •• II.' Milk . 12', to 20 •• i-hii t Claliulateil I’.itnl -e*. 20 to27a* •• lb lirletl Fruit. atn lie •• |b ' ■•yrup .... .*i t *i.rai •• K„| lieaua, aluall wliile . . te.tai •• liai j Ilea in*. I.lma.*l2..-*i •• luo | Kulleal Oat* . 5e •• II. * r**a. ..10to7* ■* ib Ftiliaii-. . Mn ikinj. .«it..7ia •• ||.! r„baeeo, oil win* .;'ai t , 7.m- •• i;, j b. Wash, do ible * ml. t m *.y ■ ..y .*>2.-10 t : i Ceil \Y llilllli.il I l.t 11 . ... *12..'a: | 'liai . Hum*.)' IVuimI.*H.iai !■* .■■ | w mm Finest Bread Ever Baked. Try It. r. r. jcnnibT, prop, Cor. McKinley St. and Broadway ; COOK INLET Prospecting unci Hun'ing par ies tan lie supplied with neccssarv out tits lu ll. N. WETHERBEE, | a! Kenai anil Kltssiloff at the! Most Reasouahle Prices in Al aska, thereby saving freight: and trouble of landing sup* I' pl ies. GEO. S. MEARNS, Agent, Kknai, Alaska. mil ADSTUCII TITlt (Oli — Complete attracts 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. Abstracts ftnisM It Wa Ion lots a Valdez, Alaska * Professional Cards. F. M. BOYLE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon VALDEZ. Office*: ALASKA Swan Build.ng. McKinley St. DR. W. G. ALEXANDER, Dentist. McKinley st. valdez. W. A. RYSTROM, Dentist. Swan Build ng. Valdez. GO ODELL & EDWARDS Lawyers. VALDEZ', ALASKA FRED M. BROWN, Lawyer Alining mi«l Lund Lmwx, S|*eomlt ie*. VALDEZ, ALASKA LEEDY & KELSEY, Attorneys and Counselors. Keystone Ave. Values. ORLAN CLYDE CULLEN. Counsellor-at-Law I'. 8. St t prune Court. Kegirtered Attorney l*. s.l’aient oiWee, United Slates mid! Foreign I’mi i*1ltM, l’>» Veut’»„Trjide Murk* Mild eojtyright*. No. 700 7th 8treet. N. W., opp. V. 8.1’ati-m Ofltie . WASHINGTON, D. C. A. JUDSON ADAMS, Civil Engineer and Surveyor. U. S. DEPUTY MINERAL AND LAND SURVEYOR. Sex. door to Meridian.* 1 a . ' JOHN F. RICE, Lawyer. McKinley St. Valdez. * —■ lilt I I n .'A.-r^HEaK. H. H. Hildreth, No.ary Public and Conveyancer. I’kosckctok Odice. NEW YORK LIFE INJUR/INCE CO. WK1TKS THK lih’ST POI.M IKS.! S. Sponberg, Agent, j R. BLIX. j NOTARY PUBLIC j And CONVEYANCER. JOPPEK CENTER, ALASKA, j _ ' l W. H. Brennen, SOUSE and 8IGN PAINTER. Paper Hanger and Decorator. ITALDBE, - • ALASKA. i i B. F. Hillard Is Preoared to Ex amine, Take Options on and Purchase Mining Properties Shaw it Williams are carry-; inr a full line of fresh frui’s. Ship netub received on every hum. GOOD GOODJ. GOOD SERVICE. \ \ “the * mm* . ^ ^ _ _ i f i CLCIBBOOMSm eON/VECTIOM < i DCARF t> MACKINTOSH : Blacksmith Shop. : All Kinds of Iron or Steel Work | Done in the Best Manner. • HORSESHOEING SLEDS 3 | 3 •= X -3 —4 - W — t> J X V "5 (O fla 4U Geo. Woods. Jas. Fowlie. WOODJ & PCWL 1C s/inPLE R°°r\j. VALDEZ,ALASKA Wines, Liquors and eigars. The Senate. SeOTT a SMITH, Trops. P. E. KERN, Geld aid Silver Snitt. F ... Wa , l R, 1'ii.rin^ iiiul Nujrnet Jew dry A Sjteeial y. Diamonis, Watches, Jewelry, Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks. H. M. DEAN, General Merchandise Broker. REPRESENTING SCHWABACHER BROS. A CO. M. C. NASON* A CO " *>°* •*«!« brneer* mid Tobareoni.tM. Fruit mid l'naluee ARMOUR A CO. W. P. FULLER A CO. OiU, K«iih Mini Poors. WASHINGTON SHOE MF(i. CO. WASHINGTON RUBBER CO II "Land Mi,H k. Oil FlothiiiB and KublH-r F.a.tw.ar ’ <• AI.BRAI 1H-BACON A CO. llay. brain, L m •, F. ui ut. Building Material. Valdez, Alaska. Dr. 1.5. (aiicia. Dentist an! Opt'c'an. A Full L:m-ofS|Ki-ta* li-sou Hand. Clock* ami Wa'chcs Required on Short Notice. McKinley St Valdez PHIL ZIMMERMAN T ft II fill Cleaning Repairing and Altering Done on I I L V K • Ladies Suite Cleaned and Pressed __ , PRICES REASONABLE. Keystone Ave. next to Pros|>eetor Otliee. '. C E. BOQARDUS ~ Assayer. and Chemist. Gold and Silver $1.00 Gold Silver and Copper $2.50 60 Co* i'Mmia Sx., Seattle, Wash. I I imhar Rou°h or Dressed. L.UI I IUCI DOORS, WINDOWS SHINGLES. C. E. HATHAWAY & CO. Office on Alaska Av.