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Valdez Daily Prospector
PUBLISHED BY THE Prospector Publishing Co. TERMS. Daily Prospector. carrier, per month.. ..$ 1.00 By mail, per annum...... 10.00 The Weekly Miner. By carrier, per month. 40o Bv mail, per annum.$3.00 The Daily Prospector and Weekly Miner, by carrier, to one address per month... .$1.25 The Daily Prospector and Weekly Miner by mail to one address only per year.... . $12.50 Business Office and Editorial Rooms, Phone 152. Advertising Rates on Application. FRIDAY, AUC5UST 15, 1913. THE PREVENTION OF TYPHOID. Statistics recently prepared by health authorities of the federal government, show that typhoid fever costs the nation the huge sum of $150,000,00(1 annually. Absolutely accurate statistics regarding typhoid are impossible to obtain, owing to the lack of registration of disease in many stales. Basing his figures upon the population of the nation as compared with that of districts from which accurate information is obtainable, the experts con clude that there are annually in t his coirtry bet tween 150,000 and 200,000 eases of typhoid fever, with from 20,000 to 25,000 deaths, the death rale varying between to and 15 per cent of the cases. All of these cases are avoid able, because1 of recent discover ies of an anti-typhoid vaccina tion by Sir A. E. Wrigbl of SI. Mary’s hospital, London. This is simply the injection' under the skin of the arm of the bacilli of the disease, killed to deprive them of reproductive power and suspended in normal saline solu tion. Three inoculations, at in tervals of ten days, are advised, and the results obtained are won derful. In the Lniled Slates army the death rate from typhoid in I‘JO I was .0 i per thousand. In 11)02 it was .SO. Sanitary measures reduced it greatly in the follow ing years, blit, the greatest reduc tion in I lie death rate came after anti-typhoid vaccination was adopted. This was voluntary in 1 'JIM), and the death rale dropped from .2K in that year to .Mi in 1!»I (I, the lowest on record in file army in that date. In I'J I I such vaccination was made compul sory, and the figures are aston ishing. The death rale dropped from .11 in that >ear to .Hi in 1912. The record shows that in the Spanisli-Ameriran ■ war. out of 120.000 men engaged, there were 20.000 cases of typhoid with I . 400 deaths. In a recent mobiliz ation the only case id' typhoid was that of a teamster not sub ject to the army of regulations. In the navy, the number of ty phoid cases dropped in live years from 20(5 to .'L In the face of such established records, it is surprising that the health authorities of cities .and states are not more active in urg ing anti-typhoid vaccination. NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE WEST. Tin* .Milwaukee railroad is building iOO miles of new mad in Montana and lias ,jusl arrang ed lo invest -SI i,000.00(1 in new rolling slock, most of which will he required for its new lines west of I he Missouri river. The Son line is rushing work acmssMon lana, headed for Tacoma and the Puget Sound country, with the plan of securing connection here with one of I tie great Canadian railway 'systems. The (). \V. It. A ,\. has already announced its plans for extensive . improve ments nf ils terminal facilities in Tacoma and oilier railroad companies are planning enlarge ments of llieir facilities ('or tak ing advantage of the shipping I hat is In reach the. coast through the Panama canal. These railroad managers real ize the rapidity with which pros perity spelling development is coining to the West and North west and are making plans to share in it, in spite of the un favorable conditions in the mon ey market, due to European war troubles and oilier outside cauws es. The activity is proof that Ihe great transportation interests are not worried about the future of their investments in the great 'Pacific Northwest. Moose dance Saturday. GOT AFTER HIM AT LAST. Th* Back Number Old Actor Felt That Hia Tima Had 8urely Coma. “George Ade told me this one,” said John Drew. “An old timer —a performer I think he would have, called. himself-r-Jtad "been in vaudeville until it had swept right past .him. lie had started wlicn it was called ‘variety/ and-it had be come ‘vaudeville’ with the passing years, and there were ‘big time’ and ‘small time’ and a multitude of gradations' of the scale of those within its domain. But with all the changing conditions this per former had not changed his act. ‘it’s good enough, Bo,’ he told any one who suggested that it might be becoming a little moldy. The re sult was that he dropped from one grade of house to a lower grade un til he found himself ‘opening the show,’ the meanest spot on a vaude ville bill, in a cheap vaudeville and pictures theater. , “It so happened that this theater charged 20 cents for the first ten rows of 6eats and 10 cents for those back of that dividing line. There was a great demand for the 10 cent seats, while the first ten rows re mained practically empty. At this opening matinee there was a crush in back, making it impossible to seat all the ten centers. “ ‘Why can’t we take these seats that are empty?’ they asked. The manager, striving to please, told them as soon as the show opened they could take any of the twenty cent seats that were vacant. “Out came the old ‘performer.’ He began his act as he had begun it for twenty years—dusting off the furniture and springing Joe Miller gags. Can we go now ? tliey asked the manager. And the manager said, ‘Go ahead!’ “So that ten cent audience be gan climbing over the seats of the twenty cent section. The old per former took one look and left the stage on the run and forever. His last words as he passed the door keeper, going due south, were, ‘They’re after me at last!”’—Chi cago Tribune. He Made Sure. A comely Scotch maiden had among her numerous admirers in the village a bashful carpenter and undertaker. At last he spoke; but, alas, he was too late. She had given her promise to another, and that other she wedded. It so happened that within the first year the young husband died, and the widow be thought herself of her old sweet heart and gave him the collin to make. He did so, and, allowing what he considered a decent time to elapse, he again proposed. Alas, he was again too late! Strange to say, the second husband was short lived, and again the carpenter had the coffin to make. Then he re solved to east delicacy aside, and just as he drove the last screw firm ly home he touched the arm of the twice widowed fair and asked: “Has onybody spoken to ve yet?” lie was in time. — London An swers. In the Jungle. In the Fifth avenue window of a certain dealer in phonographs there is a sign advertising the merits of music in general and of the dealer’s machines in particular. It begins: “Music hath charms to soothe tl'.e savage beast” (sic). That statement challenges atten tion. You immediately think of the yowling cat in the back yard, and an investment in a talking ma chine seems to be a household ne cessity—as much so as fly screens. That and no more seems a nice lit tle advertisement for music. But read the next line: “Come in. We have just what is best for your taste.”—New York Post. Food and Digestion. One of the biggest mistakes about food which people make is to for get that the true value of food to anybody is the measure of its di gestibility. Half a pound of cheese is vastly more nourishing, as re gards its mere composition, than half a pound of beef; but, while the beef will be easily digested and thus be of vast service to us, the cheese is put out of court altogether for ordinary folks by reason of its indigestibility. We should bear this rule in mind when we hear people comparing one food with another in respect of their chemical value. A Tart Retort. * Mrs. Oyle Blank advertised for a maid and got a lot of answers. From the cloud of applicants she chose one. And ere long there was trou ble in the family. The maid had been employed elsewhere, and she knew the difference. On a day of the days the lady became acrimonins. “Do you call yourself a lady’s maid?” “T used to, ma’am,” replied the servant, “before I worked for vou.” ”■ Go to the ARCADE for quick, clean service. "BAKERY ,n-connect,on " everything good JACK CALUN A CO. GUY EXPRESS MEETS ALL BOATS When in a hurry'call on me. “QUICK ACTION” is my motto. Phone 82. J. A. SPENARD, Prop. LAUNCH BRIGHTON CAPT. STAMEY Leave* once a week from VALDEZ DOCK: for PORT WELLS and Way Ports. FOR SPECIAL TRIPS SEE CAPT. STAMEY BARGAINS ADLER will sell ” A Bailey piano in first class shape at a barga'n. A Five-room house with ten foot shed for less than lumber cost. When In Seward Stop at the COLEMAN HOUSE GEORGE SEXTON, Prop. S'iRICTLY FIRST CLASS Fourth Ave Seward, Alaska FOR SALE—“Quick Meal” oil stove. Suitable for camp use. Perfect order, Inquire Mu. Shepard. They are all good live pictures at the Orpheum tohight. Bring your job work to the Prospector office. Cable Office Hours. Week days 9 a. in. to 9 p. in. Sundays and holidays 9 to 10 .. m. and 5 to 6 p. in. The Order of Alaskan Moose For Sale Cheap. Twenty-eight foot Racine mo tor boat hull. Inquire of E. P. Cashina.t NOTICE OF SEIZURE. In I lie District Court for the Territory of Alaska, Third Di vision. United Stales of America, Lib elant, vs. one ship’s boat, her tackle, apparel, furniture and equipment. Whereas a libel of information has been tiled in the above court on the 14th day of July 1911. mi behalf of the United States again st the above mentioned ship’s boat, her tackle, apparel, furni ture and equipment; and where as the substance of said libel of information, is that the said ship’s boat, her tackle, apparel, furniture and equipment were seized on the 25th day of July, 1910, and turned over to the Unit ed States Marshal who now holds tile same at tin port oi unaias ka, Alaska, as forfeited to the United Stales for the reason that the same was then and there found engaged in unlawfully kil ling fur seals within ttie waters of Alaska, and praying that the said ship’s boat, her tackle, ap parel, furniture and equipment be condemned and sold for use of the United Stales. Now therefore, in pursuance of the monition under the seal of said Court to me. directed and delivered, 1 do hereby give public notice to all persons claiming the said ship’s boat,, the tackle, apparel, furniture and equipment or in any manner interested therein, that they be and appear before the United Stales District Court for the Territory of Alas ka, Third Division, to be held at Unalaska, in and for the said Territory and Division, on the 18th day August .1913, at 10 o’clcok in thn.Jfife.noion of that day, provided the same shall be a day of jurisdiction, otherwise cn the next day of jurisdiction there after, then’ and there to inter pose their claims and to make t,hei’r allegations in that behalf, and that in event of their fail ure so to do default and condein nfction will be ordered. H. P. SULLIVAN. United States Marshal for the Territory of Alaska, Third Divi sion . GEORGE R. WALKER. Shushana Shoes The shoe to land you at the new diggin ’s is the HUNKIDORI A new line just* [received that will stand the wear Copper River Draying Co Freighting and passengers to all purls of the interior. General Trucking bid. Wood, - Proprietor McKiniey St, Valdez Chas. R. Crawford Wall Street Phone 159 Plate glass, window glass, roofing and building papers, roofing pitch, lime, ce ment, plaster lath, shingles, builders* hardware. Shop and job work of all kinds Windows, Doors, Moulding, Finish ing Lumber Agents for Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Valdez Sheet Metal Works Manufacturers of YAKSHAW STOVES Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating, Pumps and Well Points.! Sheet Metal Work of Every Description, Hose Valves, IrOL °ipe, Fittings. ft up Hotel CUBOPfAfL , - j CHAS. P£MYf MM. . THE SESTOrEVEOTTHMi in theDiAHTorrarcm , 135BwiKlniltoi-50SMi>iitooM3 IRONING WORRIES^ ALASKA WATER, LIGHT & TE- F.PHONE COMPANY. Steam Heat Electric Ligtiul THE COPPER BLOCK1 Finely Furnished Rooms AH Modern Conveniences Good Tiir OIICCCT G 0 °d Goods Int Durru g°°^s Copper River Lumber Co., Inc. ALL KINDS OP Native and I ¥ Tit ¥ DFlj and Building Puget Sound u V/ IVlDlIilX 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 We do a general Banking Business NP^h ■■ W ■ k A Bank in rear of mercantile department We Pay i^Per Cent Internet on lime Certificate ot Deposit.