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Valdez Daily Prospector
PUBLISHED By THE Prospector Publishing Co. TERMS. Daily Prospector. ®y carrier, per month....$ 1.00 By mail, per annum. 10.00 The Weekly Miner. By carrier, per month. 40c By mail, per annum.$3.00 The Daily Prospector and Weekly Miner, by carrier, to one address per month.• • *51.25 The Daily Prospector and Weekly Miner by mail to one address only per year.• • • • *512.50 Business Oil ice and Editorial Rooms, Phone 152. Advertising Rates on Application. FRIDAY, APRIL 25. ISM 3. COLONEL RICHARDSON U was a lucky day for Valdez when Senator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota, after visiting Alaska, put through congress the hill providing for a Board of Hoad Commissioners for Alaska, and it was luckier si ill when Colonel (then Major) Richardson was se lected as president of (he hoard. This was in 1905, and although j the Colonel visited Valdez each j year, it was not I ill March, 1909. j thal, recognizing the advantages j this town offered as heaquarters, j the commission moved their of fice here, since which time I he j Colonel has made Valdhz. his i home. i Every winter lie lias gone lo the national capital; and. single handed, induced congress to ap propriate from $100,000 lo $250, (100 each year for roads and trails in Alaska this money he-j jug additional to the fund receiv- j ed from licenses collected out-j side the limits of incorporated j towns. Although the appropri ations have been repeatedly turn ed down in (he House of Repre sentatives, it jias never failed of passage, for with the aid of our good friend. Senator Nelson, it has always been reinstated and j passed by the Senate, and the j conference committee has allow-j ed it to remain. It is due entirely lo Colonel j Richardson I hat we now have a good wagon road connecting Valdez with Fairbanks, and a large part of the prosperity of the town is derived from that, source. Up to this lime Valdez has always been in more or less danger from j the unrestrained glacier streams, and the city council has expend ed many thousands of dollars in vain efforts to diverl I lie waler. In I he summer of 1111 I I he streams were unusually high and invaded the Reservation district, doing greal damage lo properly and Ihreaening tlje government nuuumgs. While we were fighting Ihe wil ier ami wondering wlial wmihl become of us. Ihe Colonel was busy working Ihe wires and as a result Major Cavanaugh, of Ihe Army Engineer Corps, was sen! here to estimate Ihe cost of a dike I lull would forever remove t he menace to the town. The Colonel took the estimate to Washington and asked he War deparment to assist in gelling Ihe required ap propriation. resulting in a hill being drawn which passed Ihe Senate, but failed to he acted up on by the House. In Ihe mean time the Colonel, realizing the danger of delay, succeeded in having the item added to the Riv ers and Harbors bill, which was 'then under consideration by the Senate. Through the influence of Senator Nelson it was passed by the Senate, hut was defeated in conference on the "round that it did not properly belong to that Pleasure. A less energel u; or lnrltul man would have given up Hie elT irt. hut not I lie Colonel, who this win ter had the item included in the Army appropriation hill, and on I,he third day of last March, the hill, carrying $55.00(1 for a dike to protect the public buildings at Valdez, Alaska, passed both houses of congress and was sign ed by President Taft. The money will be available on July 1st and is to he expended by the Road Commission, and when completed the dike will be a last ing monument to the energy and loyalty of our fellow townsman, Colonel Richardson. THE HOBBLE AND HARD TIMES. While the textile mills in the East are pretty busy just, now, their managers complain that another period of depression Is certain to follow unless the wo men of the country abandon the hobble skirt. One of the leading mill oper ators explains that the amount of cloth used by women since the introduction of the hobble skirl has reduced from an annual av erage of 122 yards to 75 yards per capita, a loss to the trade of 50 yards. But the loss does not end there. The close skirt demands fewer undergarments and this adds another 15 yards loss, liring j ing the total loss up to 05 yards for each of the 30,000,000 women of I he country. This means a total loss of 1.050,000,000 yards, $97,500,000 worth of cotton grinds, or one year’s employment for 12.000 workers in the cotton mills. Y,. These ligures. n iniisl he re membered, refer only to the loss es in the rollon goods. The loss in silks and woolens and liner grades of cloths are proportion-: alely as large. The women may retort that they have shared in this saving, which means much in many of them, and that they are entitled |o all they can get by the economy that comes from wearing the hobble. That, of course, is one way to look at il, and may have some nearing on the dale when women will allow the hobble to pass. But. the wo men must decide for themselves whether they will continue to fol low a fashion the use of which robs thousands of the chance of employment in the textile mills. At the same lime tin* women will tell you that a tailor-made hobble skirt, containing about half as much cloth as the suits in vogue a few 'years ago, costs as much as the former style, if not more. The only saving ef fected by the women is when they buy the cloth for their suits and save in I lie amount purchased. Anyway, the problem is too in tricate for a mere man. The wo men will have to fui'uish the so lution. _ Young Allred Noyes has well earned the title of I he greatest English poet living. One can be gin a| either end of his poems and read toward the middle with out losing the I bread of his ar gument. Huerta indicates a willingness j In resign his position as provis ional president of Mexico. There J is a slight prospect that he will ask his successor to provide him a body guard on his way to the front ier. A fashion note from Chicago says I hat men’s clothes are so light I his spring that the pock ets are useless and I he men have taken Ip carrying handbags. Most men, if they emptied all I heir pockets, would have to car ry a basket. Mul outside Ihe fashion center men will wear bags only at tile knees. FOR RENT—Furnished cabin, close in, inquire of E. B. Wheat at S. Blum & Co. MUSINGS OF THE GENTLE CYNIC. Mighty few men live up to their obituaries. There is such a thing <is being loo smart. The tlsh that is rjuick est to catch on doesn’t live as long [as the one that keeps its mouth shut. Some people are satisfied to pave the way with good inten tions. Sel-conceit is the derrick that raises a man in his own estima I ion. Talking through her hat is probably the only way the milli ner can sell it. Virtue is'apt In slop when the whist le'blows, but vice is ^always willing '» work overtime. When a woman is afraid of showing her age she fries to cov er it with a coat of paint. In spile of the fact that some pcoije waul the earth it still re volves on its axis, thus proving there is enough of it to go around. Don't hunt your bridges behind you unless you have been insured. It’s all right to have plenty of go, but you also want to have some slaying qualities. Some people are so careful to be prepared for the worst that they miss ihe best entirely. , Il isn't evfry man who can dis- ! linguisli between enthusiasm and! mere gush.*"} ' The pessimist’ sighs for yes terday: the optimist thinks the happiest day of his life is tomor row. Tiie fact that men and women are always running after each other is what makes the human race. The debt a man owes himself is never outlawed. — The one time a woman always keeps her word is when she says she wouldn’t 'marry the best man living. There is nothing that makes a man feel so small as to realize that he has been taken in. The people who are weighed in the balance and found want ing are always the first to com plain that the scales are out of order. Don't make the mistake that a woman never uses her head. How else could she display her hats? in sizing up a small boy at mealtime you must be forced to the conclusion that be is larger than hi* looks from the outside. [| isn’t the live town I bat j boasts of its cemetery. Independent Laundry Co. Satisfaction Guaranteed I I Foot Keystone Ave Telephone 66 I I Ko«Sfh Dry 10c lb. Valdez Dock Co. PHONE NO. 1 ; JOBBER IN COAL, HAY and GRAIN AGENTS FOR Alaska Steamship Company Alaska Coast Company FOR .SALE * * 2 1-2 H. P. Stationary Gasoline Engine A BARGAIN Keystone Dock Valdez Iron Works - V ' We are showing a new line of men’s fine RUBBER COATS in many different styles and shades. CRVANETTES, RUBBER COATS, SLIP-ONS. Priced from $5.00 to $25.00. Come in and look them over I I Geo. f. white The Assayer Assaying and Ore Testing CORRECT RESULTS No More, No Less VALDEZ, ALASKA MILK-MILK-MILK Fresh Milk and Cream VALDEZ DAIRY Telephone orders to Phone 187 New York Life Insurance Co. W. H. CHART, Representative Valdez, Alaska. Phone 41 THE SALESMAN makes more sales and makes them with greater facility if his work is re enforced by Electric Light. It shows his goods to the best advantage,and colors may be readily matched under its rays. A brilliant electrically lighted store stamps a merchant as a hustler. And trade follows light. A. W. L. & T. Co. THE CUFF ROOMS Steam Heat Always Clean and Comfortable Central Location P. S. HUNT, Prop. Copper River Draying Co Preitrhtin* and passengers to all parts of the interior. General Truckio* bid. Wood, - Proprietor McKiniej St, Valdez Steam Heat Electric Lights THE COPPER BLOCK Finely Furnished Rooms All Modern Convenience* Good T|ir niirrrT G ° °d Goods lilt DUrrtl Goods Copper River Lumber Co., Inc. ALL KINDS OP Native and I 1 TRJIDUD and Building Puget Sound L< V/ IYIDIjXV Material CONSTANTLY ON HAND Prices Right W. M. FINICAL, Mgr. Phone 18 Patronize a Home Industry VALDEZ DRUG CO. Drugs and Druggist Sundries PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS Telephone Orders Solicited Free Delivery Bank in rear of mercantile departiit ' _ I : We P*U 4 Par tetit «n i*M* •/ Bepnit.