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Atuuutnmnrnt EXCLUSIVE AGENCY SHOE FOR WOMEN Valdez Mercantile Co.* Inc. true; values Oh the basis 6t Secuiritu and Service we solicit your accouht. WE DO A BANKING BUSINESS EXCLUSIVELY. VALDEZ BANK & TRUST CO. . . , ... , ,. • • « i i x i ■ < i > ■• J '--, IS _<?> I Atl\The Prospector Office GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Wtsntanafo SoenioWofider^lStth* Swit zerland of America. Within the borders of the Gla cier National park are attractions for, the ricienttist, nature lover and tourist unsurpassed in any country iin the world, tourists of worldwide experience pronouncing it the Swit zerland of America. The elevations in the park range from 3,100 feet to over 10,400. Within itB con fines are sixty active glaciers, these ice sheets being the sources of beau tiful cascades and roaring mountain streams flowing into innumerable clear, placid lakes for which the park is famed, the most noted of these being Lake McDonald, Lake St. Marys, Lake Louise, Iceberg lake, lied Eagle lake, Kintla lake, Bowman lake, Waterton lake, Log ging lake, Quartz lake, Harrison lake and Two Medicine lake. Lake McDonald, the southern end of which is two and a half miles from Belton, is one of the most beautiful lakes in America. It is about 3,150 feet above sea level, nearly ten miles long, two miles wide and surrounded by mountains covered with virgin forests of west ern larch, cedar, white pine, Doug las fir, spruce and hemlock. Upper Lake St. Marys is on the eastern side of the mountains, about thirty two miles north of Midvale. It is about ten, mileB long, with a maxi mum width of one mile, and toward the upper end the mountains rise in rugged walls not far from the water’s edge. Its elevation is about 4,470 feet above sea level. The principal glaciers in the park are Blackfoofc, Grinnell, Harrison, Purapelly, Red Eagle, Sperry, Kint la, Agassiz and Chaney. In most of the lakes of the park there is excel lent fishing at certain times of the year, and at others many of the streams afford fine sport with hook and line. Within the park boundaries there are many varieties of game which are indigenous to this section of the country, such as bear, elk, moose, deer, big horn sheep, mountain goat, mountain lion, as well as the small er furred animals of the forest.— Exchange. Strength Out of Weakneu. The extent to which the world’s work has been done by invalids is shown by a few examples given in a medical contemporary: Caesar, Mohammed and Napoleon were epileptic. Calvin was in himself almost a pathological museum. Frederick the Great was of deli cate constitution and frequently ill. Darwin was prostrated by two hours of work daily. Johnson was scrofulous and mel ancholic. Scott dictated “The Bride of Lammermoor” during such inter vals of lucidity as were left him when taking large doses of opium for “spasms.” Tha Printed Cough. A singular fashion which prevail ed among the preachers of Crom well’s time was that of coughing or hemming in the middle of the ser mon. The necessity of thus con tinually attracting the attention of the listeners could not Lave argued well for the brilliance of the ser mons. Some authorities say that the preachers coughed merely as an ornament to speech. At any rate, when the sermons were printed, as many of them were, the coughs and hems were always indicated on the margin of the page. 8he Got a Definition. “Who can give me the correct definition of the word intense?” asked a teacher of her class. Three or four of the pupils gave different answers, but none was correct. “Surely some one can give that definition,” the teacher said, almost ready to explain the term. A hand went up from the rear, and a littl'e girl was awarded permission to give her definition. “Teacher, Indians live in tents,” the pupil replied. Only the teacher realized the humor of the answer.— Kansas City Star. -- i An Eye to Safety. “Captain,” said a wealthy passen ger, who was about to take his first trip across the ocean, “I understand this ship has got several watertight compartments.” “Yes, sir,” was the reply. “Captain,” the passenger went on, decidedly, “I want one o’ those com partments, I don’t care what it costs.”—IiOndon Telegraph. Handel’s Retort. A vocalist of the eighteenth cen tury called Gordon accused Handel of accompanying him badly and said if he did- not change his style he would jump on the harpsichord and smash-it. “Let me know ven you vill do dat,” was the reply, “and I advertise. I am sure more people will, come to see you jump a an to hear you sing!” A GAME IN DEAD EARNEST. t ’ ~ ; » Courageous Acting Which Averted a Panic at Sea. Captain John Theater of the Earl of Eldon was homeward bound from Bombay with a load of cotton. A large number of passengers were on board. About three days out the captain had good reason to believe that the cotton was smoldering. Any knowl- j edge of such a catastrophe would cause a general panic. It was im possible to put back in the teeth of a northeast monsoon, so the com mander quietly prepared for the in evitable. The passengers, bored from lack of occupation, were amused and in terested when Captain Theaker pro posed to play at having a fire on board. He said that they would go through all maneuvers just as if a conflagration' were taking place. The passengers fell in with the suggestion eagerly. The boats were got ready; provisions were put in, with water, sails and compasses. The seats in the various boats were allot ted, and the passengers made up bundles of the valuables they con sidered the most precious. Thus, quietly, but quickly, the “joke” was carried out to the full. When all was ready the captain calmly told the players that the game was in earnest and that the ship was really on fire, with the flames making toward the powder magazine. The boats were speedily got off, and in less than an hour the explosion occurred. The boats were 1,000 miles from land, but the weather became fair, and in fourteen days every soul was landed in safety.—“The Still Life of the Middle Temple.” Hugo’s Academic Candidature. It is well known that Victor Hu go’s first candidature for the French academy was unsuccessful. An in teresting letter of condolence on his failure from the Duchesse d’Ab rantes has just been printed in an autograph dealer’s catalogue:, “I have just, heard,” she writes, “at Mme. Eecainier’s the academy’s decision. I wish M. Hugo had been there to hear what M. Chateaubri and and the others had to say about it. You cannot imagine how indig nant they were and how flatteringly for M. Hugo they expressed their indignation. The very few academi cians of genuine talent supported M. Hugo. It is a compliment, is it not, to have been rejected by the fools? He has too much genius and intelligence for those Philis tines. They would not have known what to do with him at the acad emy.” Not many years were to pass, however, before Victor Hugo had his revenge and secured his election. —Westminster Gazette. Mutual Secrets. “I didn’t want to come here in the first place,” confided the first guest at the expensive hotel at a well known seaside resort. “No more did I,” replied the sec ond, “but my wife insisted on our coming.” “So did mine,” said the first. "She said we had to come just be cause the Smithsons were coming, although I told her that I simply could not afford the expense.” “And that’s what I said,” explain ed the second, “but my wife said we had to come because the Brownsons were coming.” “Why, look here, my name is Brownson!” “And mine is Smithson!” Then the two men shook one an other warmly by the h^nd.—London Answers. An Artemus Ward Story. When Artemus Ward was at the height of his fame he received a telegram from Tom Maguire, then the leading amusement manager of the Pacific slope. It asked Artemus, who was then delivering his funny lecture in New York, what he would take for fifty nights in California. The prompt and laconic response was “Brandy and water.” Maguire somehow failed to see the point, and j he wired Ward for an explanation. He got it in the shape of a thirty word message costing $1G.50, for rates were high in those days, which stated that a diagram would be sent by the following mail. All Gas. “Laura,” said the young lady’s mother, “it seems to mo that you had the gas turned rather low while young Smartly was hero last even ing.” “It was solely for economy, mam ma,” answered the maiden. “There is no use trying to beat the gas company, my daughter. I have noticed that the shutting off of the gas is always followed by a corresponding increase of pressure,” “Well, that lessens the waist, doesn’t it, mamma, dear?” replied the artless girl. . And her fond par dot could find no answer,--—London Answers. A. M. Dieringer General Trucking and Freight ing to all interior points LIVERY ard FEED STABLE STORAGE Teaming of all kinds Positively no ooal delivered unless paid lor in advance PROFESSIONAL Dr. H. COCKERILLE Graduate; of N.tion.l Univer.it, . Waghington^D. C.; DENTIST 2°ne 9lT-F«“"«»W. in VALpgz~ or. german Ph0De 8 THE dentist by appointment All^ii guarametd ^ E. E. RITCHIE lawyer PHONE 136 Valdez, Alaska C. E. 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