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./OPINING V, f IN&iM > ominutr wet or dry, wear DRY BAK clothing and be comfort able—Made of pliable, waterproof khaki cloth. Coat like Illustration - - - $5.00 Pants to match- ■ ■ ■ $3.00 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 A LIVELY TIME AT SEA. Whan tha Huga Apa Breka Looaa and Triad to Run tha Ship. Among the thrilling experiences that have happened on shipboard the one that befell Captain H. L. McKay is not the least remarkable. Captain McKay recounts the story himself in the New York World: We were trading from Singapore, Hongkong and San Francisco. At a small place in Borneo we had taken on a consignment of anfinals, among which was a huge orang outang that stood six feet on his hind legs. 1 thought the bars of his box were not very strong, but the man in charge of the animals laughed at my fears. Like all big apes captured in ma turity, this fellow was stubborn and would not eat. The hungrier he got the more he raved and tore at his bars. On the fourth day we ran into a terrific hurricane. It almost set the boat on its beam ends. The storm increased the orang outang’s fury, and his yells became louder and louder. About midnight I left the bridge in charge of Lowrie, the first mate, and went below to try to get a wink of sleep. I had hardly closed my eyes when one of the sailors on watch came rushing in with his face as white as chalk. “The big ape’s broken loose!” he cried. I snatched up my gun and rushed on deck. The wind almost took me off my feet, and the seas were wash ing across the decks. Occasional flashes of lightning lit up the night. I looked down from the bridge, but could see no sign of the orang ou tang. Then I heard a terrible com motion and cries for help. “He’s breaking into the galley,” said Lowrie, “trying to get the cook. The rest of the crew have locked themselves up in the fo’cas’le.” The man in charge of the animals had come on deck by this time, and gun in hand he started toward the ape. A moment later a shot rang out, then came a scream and an other shot. Then a flash of lightning lit np the deck, and I saw that the orang outang had the keeper round the waist and was dragging him aft. I told Lowrie to take liis gun and fol low me. The second mate had come up and we left the bridge in his charge. We clattered down the lad der to the deck and ran after the ape. I fired at the animal’s broad back, but the shot made no impres sion. Then Lowrie fired, and I fired again. One of the shots hit the mark, for the orang outang dropped his burden and swung round on us. Still firing, Lowrie and I began to retreat along the swaying deck. Lowrie ran up the bridge ladder ahead of me, and I had just grasp ed the hand rail when the orang ou tang got hold of me by the sleeve of my coat. I thought my end had come. But just as the beast caught me a wave came over the side of the ship that fairly smothered me. 1 clung with all my strength to that hand rail. I could still feel that viselike grip clutching my coat. Then sud denly I felt the grip torn loose. I turned just in time to see the huge orang outang, thrashing his long arms furiously about, washed over the side of the ship. The animal keeper was not seri ously hurt, and I escaped with a bad shaking up, but I never want to carry another orang outang on any vessel of mine. Clouded the Wedding. He had attended his partner’s wedding, and at t.he reception he stepped gallantly forward to pay his respects. “I hardly feel like a stranger,” he said in his sweetest tones, addressing the bride. “In fact, I feel as though I ought to be well acquainted with my partner’s wife, since he has so often done me the honor to read me extracts from his dear Susie’s letters.” The faces of the husband and the speaker were studies as the bride drew herself up and said, emphatically and distinct ly: “I beg your pardon, sir. My name is Helen.” ' A Life Saver For Some One. It was their first quarrel. “What,” demanded the young wife angrily, “have you ever done for humanity? I don’t believe you ever did anything to save one of your fellow men from suffering, did you ?” “Yes,” said the young husband. “I saved at least one man from a terrible fate.” “What did you do ?” “I. married you.”—Philadelphia Ledger. Obedient. Policeman (to street musician)— Have you a permit to play on the streets ? Musician—No, sir. Policeman—Then accompany me. Musician—Certainly, sir. What do you wiah to aing?—New York Times. A TORRENT OF GERMS. Let Loom In tho Open Air, They Would Be Practically HarmleM. Suppose a madman obtained/pos session of the many millions of dis ease germs stored away in the cul ture tubes in the numerous bacteri ologists’ laboratories in New York city and cast them loose in the streets or, because of an explosion, the same deadly germs were sent adrift. What would happen? This question was put to the di rector of the research laboratory of the health department, after several persons had had it put up to them, each in his own way advancing what would probably and possibly hap pen. Some of these persons figured that the air would become poison ed; that men, women, children and even animals would be stricken with the tiny microbes, and that in an incredibly short time the streets would be filled with pale and hag gard citizens, dying by thousands. Quarantine and health depart ments would become helpless or use less, they say. Business would come to a standstill, and in what had been a community of healthy, active citizens there would be windrows of corpses, from which a pestilence the like of which history has never known would spread everywhere. That there is not the slightest likelihood this ever could happen is the opinion of the bacteriologist, who, commenting upon this imagin ed condition, says: “What would happen , if a bottle filled with disease germs were bro ken or were scattered from a build ing? Why, nothing so far as the citizens were concerned. Whether scattered from a building or drop ped in the street, the result would be the same. The entire outfit of germs would die in the course of half an hour. The sunlight would kill them, or, if there were no sun shining, then the air would accom plish the same result, although not in the 6ame time. “The chance of any one being in- I fected by the germs would be about one to a thousand. In the first place, one must consider that these so called terrible germs are abso lutely harmless unless they enter the system through the mouth and in that fashion get into the blood. One might cover himself from hand to foot with the little things, but so long as they did not get into the blood there would be no danger of contracting any disease. “Of course if some maniac man aged to got hold of a great quantity of typhoid or diphtheria germs and spilled them into the reservoir the probabilities are that a great amount of harm would result, but i taking matters on the whole I don t think the public need lie awake nights in dread of a horrible and all enveloping cloud of unfettered germs.”—New Y’ork Press. Made Sure It Was Used. An old farmer and his wife, noted for their'niggardliness, had a cus tom of allowing the servant only one match to light the fire with each morning. One morning the match failed to kindle, so the servant went to their bedroom door and asked for another one. A whispered consultation was held between the two, then audibly the wife said: “Will you risk her wi’ anither ane, John?” “I doot we’ll hae tae risk her, Janet,” replied John, “but be sure an’ seek a sicht o’ the ane she got last nieht.”—Glasgow Times. Rudyard Lake. In the Staffordshire district of England is Rudyard lake, which gave its name to Rudyard Kipling, for it was on a picnic there that Lockwood Kipling, a designer in a pottery factory at Stoke, met to marry Miss Macdonald, daughter of the Wesleyan Methodist minister at Burslem. From the place of their meeting came the novelist’s Chris tian name. The two other daugh ters of the Methodist minister in the potteries married the artists who were to become Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Sir E. J. Poynter. Discouraged. “That last thing you sent in was good,” said the editor; “we all en joyed reading it very much.” “Well, in that case,” said the youthful poet, “I take back what I said in the letter I wrote to you yesterday about my determination never to send you any of my work again.” The editor slowly shook his head. “Don’t do that,” he murmured. “That letter is what I referred to!” Easing His Grouch. Goodfellow (with newspaper)— Here’s an old bachelor who died and left all his money to the wom an who rejected him. Cynicus—And yet they say there is no gratitude in the world.—Bos ton Transcript. A. M. Dieringer Valdez Transfer Company General Trucking and Freight* ing to all interior point* LIVERY air d FEED STABLE STORAGE Teaming of all kinds] Positively no coal delivered unless paid (or in advance PROFESSIONAL Dr. H. COCKERILLE Graduatelof National University Washington,ID. C." DENTIST Phone 92 SZFeurteen'yearsCin Office in Whaling building VALDEZ I Next to cable office J DR. GERMAN Phone .9 THE dentist Office rooms over Owl Di uk store. Office hours 9 a. m . toH p. m.. 7 p. m.. to9 p. m. Sundays by appointment Aii work guaranteed E. E. RITCHIE LA WYER phone 136 Valdez, Alaska C. E. BUNNELL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW' Offices Wall Street Phone 3i VALDEZ MINING ENGINEER F. BUTTERWORTH Civil Engineer and' ' U. S. Deputy Land and Mineral Surveyor Blue Printing Res Phone. 189 L. W. STORM. E. M. Valdez. Alaska \ Reports on Mines Patent Surveys General Mining Engineering Phone No. ios Geo. f. white The Assayer Assaying and Ore Testing CORRECT RESULTS No More, No Less VALDEZ, ALASKA Valdez Lodge No 168. Free and Accepted Masons Regular Communications first Wednesday in each month in MoKinley Hall Visitors always welcome* James H Patterson..W. M C. C. Reynolds. Sec FOE VALDEZ AERIE Mo. 1971 Meet every Friday. 8p. m." Eatrlc Hal CAMP VALDEZ No. 10 Meet every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock In Battle Hall. All members are requested to attend. S. MCNJECE. Arctic Chief VALDEZ LODGE NO. 6.1.0. 0. F. Meets every Monday at 8 p. m. in"_ ODD FELLOWS HALL ■BftVlsitine Brothers especially invited Vs- Thomas. N. G. E P. S. Hunt, p.;G.,rSKc PIONEERS OF ALASKA IGLOO NO. 7. Meets every first and third Mon day of each month. All visit ing Brothers welcome. E. Q. AMES, Secretary.