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To the Wise Is Sufficient “Wear a ffien/amin” 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. Steam Heat Electric Li*l»U THE COPPER BLOCK Finely Furnished Rooms All Modern Conveniences s.v.: THE BUFFET ' Copper River Lumber Co., Inc. ALL KINDS OP • JNative and I I IMDCD and Building Puget Sound 1j V/ IVIDIliIV Material CONSTANTLY ON HAND Price* Right W. M. FINICAL, Mgr. Phone 18 Patronize a Home Industry Travel East OVER THE “MILWAUKEE” The Newest end Shortest I$|ie to tjie East Crossing the Gascade Mountains, the Kittitas'Valley, the Colum bia River, the Bitter Root Mountains and Montana Canyon, trav ersing a country of surpassing scenic grandeur, historical interest and wonderful development. . - TWO FAST THROUGH TRAINS DAILY “The Olympian” and “The Columbian” The NEW ALL-STEEL TRAINS to BUTTE. MILES CITY," SIOUX CITY. .4 MINNEAPOLIS. ST. PAUL. MILWAUKEE and CHICAGO For further information regarding fares, train service, reservations, etc., cal on or address C. H. Kraemer, General Agent, Alaska Steamship Co. and Ab'ka Coast S. S. Co., Valdez, Alaska City Ticket Offices, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway 443 Hastings St. West, Vancouver, B. C. . Second Are. and Cherry St., Seattle VALDEZ HARNESS SHOP HARNESS and SHOE REPAIR WORK DOG HARNESS MANUFACTURED We Make or Mend Any thing in Leather. Workmanship' Guaranteed Prices Reasonable. Shop in Swan Block CITY EXPRESS MEETS ALL BOATS When in a hurry call on me. “QUICK ACTION” it my motto. Phone 82. J. A.SPENARD, Prop. If you want all the news all the time read the Daily Prospector. CITATION TO SHOW CAUSlT In the Probate Court, Valdez Pre cinct, Third Judicial Division, Territory of Alaska. In the matter of the estate of I. D. Flynn, deceased.—Citation to Show Cause. To Mabel M. Flynn and all other heirs unknown, and to all persons interested in the above entitled estate, greeting: You and each of you are here by cited and required to appear before the judge of this court, at the court room thereof, in the Town of Valdez Alaska, on Tues day, the 23rd day of December, 1913, at ten o’clock in the fore noon of said day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why W. T. Scott, the adminis trator of said estate, should not be authorized by an order of this court to sell at public sale all the property belonging to said es tate, the shine consisting of sun dry personal effects and a one third interest in and to lot 1 1-2, in block 7, of the Town of Valdez, Alaska. And it is ordered that tars ci tation be served upon you by publication thereof in the Valdez Daily Prospector, a newspaper of general circulation, printed and published at Valdez, Alaska, for a period of at least four succes sive weeks. Witness the Honorable Geo. J. Love, United States Commission er and ex Officio Probate Judge in and for Valdez Precinct, Third Judicial Division, Territory of Alaska, wjth the seal of said court affixed, this 21st day of Oc tober, 1913. (Seal) GEO. J. LOVE, U. S. Commissioner and ex Of ficio Probate Judge. First pub. Oct. 21. 1913. Last pub. Nov. 18, 1913. WEIGHT OF THE EARTH. And th» Method by Which Scientists Are Able to Measure It. Over a century ago, after the ancients, medic vals and other modern astronomers and physicists had failed to agrpc about the weight of the earth, the celebrated scien tist Henry Cavendish measured the attractive power that two lumps of globular lead, which weighed re spectively about 400 pounds, had over two similar but very much smaller, objects. The plainly evi dent attractive power was estimat ed by a dainty instrument which consisted of a thin wire, six and one-quarter, feet long, which held a little trapeze from which two tiny balls hung. As the two great glob ules of lead approach these balls from opposite sides there occurs a twist or “torsion” of the wire-which is the index of the effect. Francis Baily, another physicist, repeated this work more recently. In order to secure extreme accu racy, he made more than 2,000 separate repetitions of this experi ment. It is no difficult matter to com pute the pull which the large balls must have given the small ones to produce the effect. If lead balls twelve inches in diameter exert such h force, what would be their force or; their dead pull were they as large as the earth? The attractive force of the earth is known. It is the weight of such balls—that is to say, their ten dency to fall. The attractive power of the earth therefore may now be compared with the influence or “drawing power” of lead. The mass and density of lead and similar metals is known, there fore it is merely a matter of multi plying a few figures to find the “drawing power” or attraction of the earth and its weight. The lat ter is, according to this plan, 5.G times heavier than a globe of water. The pendulum method consists in the comparison of two pendu lums, one swinging on the surface i of the earth and the other beneath the surface. The differences be tween these show that at a given distance below there is a difference in the time of the swing. Thus the pendulums differ in a definite frac tion of a second for each number of feet below the sea level. This calculation has shown that the earth is really over six times as heavy as water, and the weight of the whole globe is 132,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000 pounds. — New York Journal. Farsighted Economy. Airs. Wipedunks—Jenkinson, we ought to lake one of the first class magazines. It’s only $4 a year, and the children are getting old enough now to have something good to read. • » Air. Wipedunks—Only $4 a year! That’s all, is it? If you begin on magazines you’ll think you have to keep it up. At the end of every year you’ll want to have ’em bound, i There’s two volumes in a year. Costs $1 a volume for binding. That makes $G a year. In ten years it’s $G0. Then you’ll want a book ease to hold the tu'euty volumes. That’ll cost about $25 because you’ll think it ought to be big enough to hold the twenty more volumes. There’s $85 thrown away. Do you think I’m made of money? If yon want to read the magazines, what’s the matter with borrowing ’em?— Chicago Tribune. Easily Convinced. A story in London Opinion bears witness to the fact that, from the preacher’s point of view, a sermon may occasionally be too eloquent and too persuasive. “Eh,” said Sandy to the minister, “yon was a powerful dcescourse on ‘Thrift’ ye preached the Sabbeth.” “Ah’m glad ye were able to profit”— “Profit! Why, mon, I would have sloshed ma saxpenee into the plate wi’oot a thought if it had not been for your providential words. They saved me fourpence there and then!” Misplaced Credit. "Mother,” said a little south side boy, “if I knew of a one legged boy 1 would give him one of my roller skates." Pleased with generosity thus ex hibited by her son, the mother pat ted the youngster on the head. “1 admire the spirit which prompts you to such a kindly act,” she exclaimed, “but that would spoil your own pair.” “Don’t worry about that,” the lad replied; “1 lost the other one.”— Youngstown Telegraph. Differentiation. “What is the principal difference between modem and ancient times ?” “One of the main points was that the modern earn their living, while the a indent urned their dead.”— Baltimore American. RAPID EATING IS WRONG. * j Reason* Why Even Soft Foods Should j Be Well Masticated. When we do not chew our food I properly the evil consequences are • many and often serious in their cf- : feet upon health and even life. In : the first place, a person who does j not chew his food sufficiently is sure i to eat too much. That is especially ; true in the case of soft foods, which , are sometimes literally shoveled into the stomach. Food that needs j mastication will generally get a lit- j tie, even from the worst sinner, al- j though sometimes it gets only 1 enough to make the act of swallow- , ing possible. Thorough mastication acts in two ways to diminish the amount of food you take. If a proper propor tion of the time spent at the table is occupied by the work of mastica tion, the amount, of food taken is naturally less. Furthermore, those who chew properly do not crave food us others do, for they digest what they swallow, and arc free from the unnatural hunger that torments the rapid eater. Mr. Fletcher, the dietician, has proved that he can maintain a high degree of health and vigor on a much smaller amount of food than most people think they need. Another real danger to the health of the rapid eater arises from the unbroken lumps of food that pass into the stomach. In some cases the digestive juice struggles with them in vain, and they cause much discomfort, and often serious disorders—perhaps even appendi citis. Children should be taught to chew their food well, for the healthy condition of the mouth and teeth in after life depends upon their doing so. If the jaw does not grow properly there is not enough room for the teeth. Now, the growth of the jaw depends in large i measure on the mastication it is called upon to do. The teeth them selves suffer also. They miss the active circulation of the blood, the stimulation of the gums, and the cleansing of the mouth by the sali vary glands that follow upon the act of chewing.—Youth’s Compan ion. I Resourceful Livingstone. David Livingstone, explorer and missionary, was a man of varied ac complishments. Besides getting himself taught on board ship, and later by Sir Thomas Maclear, to take with great accuracy astronomi j cal observations for fixing latitude | and longitude, besides acquainting himself with botany and geology, with patristic Jiterature and Egyp tology, Livingstone was an excel lent mechanic, a steersman and a mariner. His resourcefulness was at all times remarkable. When lie j was hard up for fuel on his first j steamer journey up the river Shire, | he landed in the elephant marsh. : Here no trees existed and no fuel was obtainable, but his men found many bones of slaughtered ele phants. Livingstone at once took the bones on board, burned them in j the furnaces of the Ma-robert and so continued his journey. A Standing Invitation. A Chicago stenographer is so per fect in her own opinion that the boss could never tell her anything that did not bring forth an answer in her own defense. One day the president of the concern came into the office and as the boss was away down at the other end he did not see him for several minutes. The president stood at the gateway look ing around silently untill the boss came up and greeted him, taking him into the private office to sit down. When the president had gone the boss said: “Miss Steno, why didn’t you ask the president to sit down?” “Why,” retorted the stenogra pher, “lie has a standing invitation, hasn’t he?”—Chicago Tribune. Two Kinds of Truth. The custom of resorting to an oath in extreme eases, sanctified as it is by all religious antiquity, is opt to introduce into the laxer sort of minds the notion of two kinds of truth; the one applicable to the solemn affairs of justice and the other to the common proceedings of daily intercourse. As truth bound upon the conscience by an oath can be but truth, so in the common af firmations of the shop and the mar ket place a latitude is expected and conceded upon questions wanting this solemn covenant. Something less than truth satisfies.—Charles Lamb. 8af« Ground. “What a remarkable fund of in formation ‘Bliggins has!” “Yes. He can always tell you something yon didn’t know. But he is always careful to select some sub ject that you are not sufficiently in terested in to bother about verify ing his statements.”—Washington Star A. M. Dierine^r Valdez Transfer Company General Trucking and Freight ing to all interior points LIVERY ard FEED STABLE STORAGE Teaming of all kinds) Positively no coal delivered onless paid for in advance PROFESSIONAL Dr. H. GOCKERILLE Graduate of National University Washington, D. C. DENTIST Phone 92 Feurteen ycarsfin Office in Whaling building VALDEZ Next to cable office DR. GERMAN Phono 19 THE DENTIST Office rooms over Owl Drug store. (mice hours w a. rn.. to 0 i>. m., 7 i>. m., w>9 p. m. Sundays h.v appointment All work guaranteed C. E. BUNNELL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Oflioes Wall Street Phone 3i VALDEZ E. E. RITCHIE L A W V E K I’HON'KIiao Valdez, Alaska JOHN LYONS ATTORNEY AT LAW Ail Mining Business Given Prompt Attention. WHALING BLDG. VALDEZ MINING ENGINEER^ F. BUTTERWORTH [Civil Engineer and U. S. Deputy Land and Mineral Surveyor Blue Printing lies. Phone. 1*9 L. W. STORM. E. M. Valdez, Alaska Perorts 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 CAMP VALDEZ No. 1C 1'icci v* ri y i ui Mill) ctuiiuk m o uviui<tv iu Eagle Hall. All members are requested to attend- S. McNIEOE. Arctic!Chief Valdez Lodge No 168. Free and Accepted Masons Regular Communications first Wednesday in each month in McKinley Hall Visitors always welcome. James H Patterson.. W. M C. C. Remolds. Sec VALDEZfLODGE NO. 6.1.0. 0. F1 Meets every Monday at » p. in. in ODD FELLOWS HALL Visiting Brothers especially invited Wm. Thomas, n. a. S. Hcp~.tr. c..'sbo POSITION wanted by experienced woman as camp cook. Inquire at the Prospector office. Fine watch and jewelry repairing all work guaranteed. H. V. Hern don, with Owl Drug Co.