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Amuuutrrmrnt EXCLUSIVE AGENCY SHOE FOR WOMEN Valdez Mercantile Co., Inc. true; values On the basis ot Security and Service we solicit your account. WE DO A BANKING BUSINESS EXCLUSIVELY. VALDEZ BANK & TRUST CO. ♦ Job Printing At The Prospector Office s A GLIMPSE OF ANCIENT ROME. Customs of tho Timo Whin Csstar Dined .With Cicero. The correspondence of the great men of the ancient Greeks present little that is not philosophical, po litical or didactic in its character, and it was not until the age of Ju lius Caesar that the Romans began to reflect in their letters something of the incident and spirit of their times. The following letter of Cicero to Atticus gives an interest ing account of a visit by Julius Caesar very shortly before the trag ical death of the great soldier: “Oh, this visit, so much dreaded! And yet one which I am not sorry to have received, for it went off most pleasantly. When he came the evening before, on the 18th, to my neighbor' Phillipus, the house was so crowded with soldiers that there was scarcely a vacant room for Caesar to sup in. There were about 2,000 of them, which made me feel a little uneasiness for the next day. But Barba Cassius set me at ease. He assigned me a guard, made the rest encamp in the fields, so that my house was kept clear. “On the 19th he stayed with Bal bus until 1 o’clock, but admitted no one. He was settling accounts, as I suppose, with Balhus. He then walked by the shore to my house. At 2 he took the bath. The verses on Mamurra were then read to him. [These are supposed to be a satire on Mamurra’s aebauchery and lux ury. in which Caesar also was satir ized by Catullus.] His countenance was unchanged. “He was rubbed and anointed and then disposed himself at table after taking an emetic (a habit con sidered by the Romans of that time as conducive to health as well as to luxurious gormandizing) and ate and drank in a very free and easy manner, for he was entertained hos pitably and elegantly, and our dis course resembled our repast in its relish and seasoning. Besides Cae sar’s table, his attendants' were well provided for in three other rooms, nor was there any deficiency in the [irovision made for his freedmen of ower quality and his slaves, but those of the better sort were ele gantly entertained. Need I say more? I acted as man to man. Yet he was not the man to whom one would say at parting, T pray you, let me have this visit repeated when you come this way again.’ Once is enough. “Not a word passed between us on business, but much literary talk. To make short of the matter, he was perfectly pleased and easy. He talked of spending one day at Pute oli, another at Baiae. 'You have thus the account of the day’s enter tainment—an entertainment not agreeable, but still not troublesome to me. I shall stay here a little longer and then to Tusculum. “As he passed by Dollabella’s vil la his troops marched close by the side of his horse, on the right and left, which was done nowhere else. I had this from Nicias.”—Hallam Winter in National Magazine. Shopper*’ Confidence Game. “I find fault with women,” grum bled the man in the checking room of a large store, “because they have a habit of leaving things in my care and expecting me to send them home. “By no means all the women who check goods in a department itore are patrons at that shop. When ever a woman finds herself down town burdened with anything that she doesn’t want to carry she makes for the nearest department store and checks it. According to the rules of the office, she is supposed to call for it, but half the time she doesn’t. “She writes the next day saying she forgot it and asking us to send it home. Delivering checked goods is not a part of our legitimate busi ness, but a department store has got to be accommodating above all things, so of course we send it.”— New York Times. Ancient Surgery. The first surgical implements of which we have any record date back to 400Q B. C. They were splints found in the Nubian desert. In one place a graveyard was found, and here were remains of bodies with fractured limbs that had been set with bark splints. One was a right thigh bone that had been broken and was still held in posi tion by a workmanlike splint' and bandages. All the knots were true reef knots, and the wrappings show ed bow the strips of palm fiber cloth were set just as a good surgeon would set them nowadays, so as to use the full strength of the" fabric. - w Revising the Declaration. “All men were created equal, were they not?” asked Mr. Meek ton. “Equal among themselves,” re plied his wife, “but, as between themselves and us, distinctly in ferior.”—Washington Star. FRENZIED ELOQUENCE. An Outburst of Oratory That Enlivan* od a Ball Gama. "I have heard learned discussions full of high sounding phraseology,” said Frank Houseman, a retired ball player, “and I mtist say that in my time I have encountered many men who could throw the English language around most delightfully, but I wish to say that there was once in my life when I realized the possibilities of English, the glories of our native tongue and the flexi bility of the unwritten dictionary. This occasion was in Florida many years ago. I was wintering down there with a lot of other players, among them being Johnny McGraw. “We were playing a game one aft ernoon, and I was on third base. McGraw had reached second and thought 'he saw a chance to get clean home when a safe drive went whizzing out in the field. I saw that he could do it; also that the umpire was looking after the ball, and as Mac drew nigh I gave him the hiplock and the double tackle. He whirled round and out and shot far away into the suburbs. Over and over he rolled, bringing up with his'face in a clump of weeds and tns mouth full of sand. “McGraw scrambled back to the base before the ball could reach him, and I judged it best to move up the line a bit, out of his reach and there he stuck, with his foot on the bag, and delivered an oration And what a speech it was! “Sometimes I wake up in the night and think I hear once more the words Johnny used. Eloquence, fire and forcefulness, complaint and denunciation, classified reference tc my personal habits and appearance, my destination after death—all these were features of MeGraw’s oration. I listened spellbound, bul I did not move. Not even when he added persuasiveness to his elocu tion and offered me attractive in ducements to come within his reach did I change my position. “I have heard Bourke Cockran I have heard William Jennings Bry an. I have heard them all. Bui never in all my life, before or since, have I heard anything to equal ths speech McGraw delivered there upor the coral sands of Florida.”—Neu York World. It Made a Difference. An excited man rushed into a lawyer’s office and without any pre liminary burst out, “Has a husband a right to open his wife’s letters?” “Certainly, sir, certainly,” was the reply. “Open all you please.” “Well, here is a letter my wife has written to your wife and asked mo to deliver. I think there’s some thing unpleasant in it about me. I wish you’d open it and if there is just burn it.” “Humph! Does my wife know your wife is going to write to her?” “Yes.” “And if my wife doesn’t get ■ this letter she’ll soon find it out, won’t she?” “Of course.” “On second thoughts,” said the lawyer thoughtfully, “I be lieve there is a legal finding to the effect that it is a criminal offense to open a wife’3 letters. I couldn’t take the risk, sir; indeed, I couldn’t.” A Queer Compliment. A nice but not especially clever young man went to a little evening party in the east end last week—so the story goes. This young man was introduced to several pretty girls, but he show ed a preference for a certain one of these, and her he led to supper and distinguished among all others by his favors. Finally he got her into a corner and stammered forth his admiration thus: “I like you a lot!” “Why do you like me?” “You’re the only college girl I ever liked.” “But why am I?” “Aw—all the other college -girls seem to know so much!” — Cleve land Plain Dealer. Very Much Impressed. In the days when the sight of young America abroad was not as common as it is today a beautiful Connecticut young woman made the ascent of Mont Blanc in the company of a party of English and Americans, mostly artists. The others had given expression in awe struck whispers to the impression which the sublime scene made on them, while the young lady stood apart in silence, gazing out over the vast prospect with eyes'bright and lips parted. Finally they turned to her for some expression of her emotions, and $hc suddenly exclaimed: “My! Ain’t I high!”—Everybody’s. Flimsy Evidence. She—But how do I know you love me ? __ He—Why, I can’t sleep at nights thinking of you. She—That proves nothing. Pa can’t sleep at night thinking of von, but I hardly think it is love.—Lon don Telegranh. A. M. Dierinjjer Valdez Transfer Company General Trucking and Freight ing to all interior points LIVERY and FEED STABLE STORAGE Teaming of all kinds' Positively no coal delivered unless paid for in advance PROFESSIONAL Dr. H. COCKERILLE w Graduate,.of. National University Washington C.: DENTIST Phone 92 !»Feurteenryeararin Office in Whaling building VALDEZ Next to cable office ^ DR. 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