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Valdez Daily Prospector
PUHLISHED BY THE Prospector Publishing Co. TERMS. Daily Prospector. By carrier, per month .$ 1.00 By Mail, per annum .$10.00 The Weekly Miner. By carrier, per month . 40c By 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. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1913. A LESSON FOR THE APOLOGIST. Not much in the way of news not previously received by telegraph can nowadays be gleaned from the rural press, but more than ever, perhaps, do the editorial pages of the little ■papers printed in little towns contain gems of thought and construction that richly reward careful perusal. The reward is rich, anyway, if the perus er happen to be looking for and duly appreciative of such examples of the genial and the ingenuous as the fol lowing lines from the Williamsville (Tenn.) Item: “We wish to apologize to Mrs. Or lando Overlook. In our paper last week we had as a heading, “Mrs. Overlook’s Big Feet.’’ The word we had ought to have used is a French word pronounced the same way, but spelled fete. Borneans a celebration and is considered a very tony word.” Hard indeed must be the heart Qf Mrs. Orlando Overlook if she cannot accept an apology at once so grace ful and so instructive as adequate rep aration, even for a wrong as irritat ing, not to say maddening, as the one she suffered. Presumably the social leader of Williamsville, as the editor of the Item is the center of the town’s light and learning, ami cable relations can now be re-estab lished between the distinguished twain. Incidentally Williamsville has acquired valuable information about the meaning J.nd pronunciation of French words, and has been provid ed with noble models on which to base a suave and elegant, usage of auxiliary verbs in the past tense. What more could anybody want?— New York Times. SCHOOL TEACHERS AND DRESS. Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superin tendent of Chicago schools, in addi tion to having inaugurated and in sisted upon enforcing some reforms in teaching methods, has recently struck a new note by urging Ihe wo men teachers of Chicago to be more particular about their dress in school hours. She insists that the teachers must be neatly dressed, avoiding the tawdry and gaudy and must be very careful to set a proper example in their personal habits and appearance. Commenting on the importance of this, in its influence upon the school children, Mrs. Young says: “The taste of the children augurs well for the women of the future. It is improving every day, and the gaudy colors and evidences of tawdry finery are gradually disappearing. From ' the kindergarten up, both girls and boys are taught the principles of color selection. No more of the glaring col ors are seen in the goods sent by the mothers to the schools to be made into dresses in the sewing classes. This shows the effect up on the home and upon the mothers. The example of the teachers does more than anything else to impress upon the children the soundness of the lessons they receive in the mat ter of the choice of colors and taste fulness of design.”' The subject is worthy the attention Mrs. Young is giving it. Formerly the women school teachers who did not overdress belonged to the class that too often went to the other ex treme of neglecting their personal ap pearance. It is being generally recog nized now that the influence of the school teachers extends very much farther than the mere teaching of set lessons. The‘r personality, their hab its and their example in discernable things have a vast influence on their pupils, or should have. Knowledge of this should impress .teachers with a keen sense of their responsibility. Some of the present features of wo men’s dress, if they are as objection able as critics would have us be lieve, will not long remain in vogue if the teachers’ example is directed • against them.—Ex. The best place to bathe is at tne Pioneer barber shop; large tubs and plenty of warm water. ORDINANCE NO. 83. Granting to Alfred B. lies and his assigns, the right, privilege and fran chise to install, erect, maintain and operate an electric lighting and pow er plant and system and telephone system in the Town of Valdez, Alas ka: Be it ordained by the Common Coun cil of the Town of Valdez, Alaska, as follows: Section 1. The Common Council of the Town of Valdez does hereby as a beneficial public improvement, grant to Alfred B. lies and his as signs, subject to the conditions and restrictions hereinafter contained, the right, privilege and franchise to in stall, erect, maintain and operate in the Town of Valdez, as its limits now or may hereafter exist, an electric lighting and power plant and system, and telephone system; it being under stood and agreed that this franchise confers the right and privilege of erecting pole and wire transmission lines upon and along the streets and alleys of the town, under the su pervision of the Common Council, the town expressly reserving the right to exclude said pole and wire lines from construction on any part of its streets and alleys. Sec. 2. All poles placed, under this franchise, in streets sixty (60) feet wide shall be set at least eight (8) feet from the lot line of such street; and all poles on streets fifty (50) feet wide shall be set at least seven (7) feet from the lot line of such street; and all poles placed in any alley shall be set as near the lot line as practi cable, due regard being had for the safety of any buildings abutting up on the line of such alley. Aii poles placed upon any street or alley under this franchise shall be at least twenty (20) feet in height above the estab lished grade of the street or alley and if such poles be of wood the same shall be at least six inches in diame ter at the top. Sgc. 3. All wires stretched along or across any street or alley of said town shall be fully insulated and shall be so stretched or placed upon the poles that they shall not become a menace to public safety, and it shall be the duty of any person, persons or corporation operating under this fran chise to maintain its poles and wires in a safe condition at all times. Sec. 4. The holder of this fran chise shall pay to the Town of Val dez, on or before the 15th day of each calendar month, five (5) per cent of the gross revenues derived from busi ness within the corporate limits there of, over and above one thousand dol lars ($1,000) during the preceding calendar month. 06C. O. luib iidiiuuac nntxii wir tinue in force and effect for the term of twenty-five (25) years from and after its date; but at any time af ter three years from its date the Town of Valdez shall have the right to pur chase the lighting, power and tele phone system owned and operated by the holder of this franchise, within the corporate limits of said Town of 'Valdez, together with all and sin gular the machinery, apparatus, fix tures and appurtenances thereto be longing, and if the said Town of Val dez elects to purchase sucn electric lighting power and telephone system, the same shall be appraised by three appraisers, one of whom shall be chosen by the Town of Valdez, one by the holder of the franchise and the third shall be designated by the two first named, or, if they cannot agree upon a third appraiser, tile saiu tail'd appraiser shall be named by the judge of the district court, then sitting in the Third judicial division, Territory of Alaska. The said board of apprais ers, within thirty days after their ap pointment and their formal accept ance of the trust, shall proceed to appraise the said electric lighting, power and telephone system, together with all and singular its rights, fran chises, machinery, apparatus, fixtures, lands and appurtenances at the phy sical value of the same, and shall complete such appraisement within six months after the date of their ap pointment, and upon completing such appraisement shall submit the same in writing to the Clerk of the Town of Valdez and to the holder of said franchise. Such appraisement so | made by said board of appraisers i shall be binding upon the Town of j Valdez and upon the holder of the I franchise, and if the Town of Val | dez shall at any time within six months after receiving the same in ■ writing, tender to the holder of the : franchise, in lawful money the amount i of the appraisement so fixed by said j Board of Appraisers, the holder of the I franchise shall be bound to accept ! the same and thereupon convey, by : good and sufficient deed, to the Town ■of Valdez, Alaska, all its electric ' lighting, power, and telephone plant and system together with all and sin i gular the rights, privileges, maehin I ery, appliances, appurtenances and ! fixtures thereunto belonging, situat ! ed and used within the boundaries : of the town. • It is expressly stipulated that be ! fore the grantee of this franchise , avails himself of any rights hereun der he shall obtain from Ida M. F. i lies, the owner of a certain water j power and electrical plant in Solo ; men gulch, Alaska, a contract agree i ing for herself and assigns that if ! the Town of Valdez shall take over | }he lighting, power and telephone j system constructed under this fran chise in said town, as provided here in electric current shall be delivered from said Solomon gulch plant and system, at a convenient point with in the boundaries of said town for distribution therein by the municipal electric system, during the term of years named in this franchise. Said supply of electric current shall be | sold to the Town of Valdez at a reasonable rate, to be fixed from time ( to time by agreement between the: owner of the Solomon gulch plant i and system and the Common Coun- j cil of the Town of Valdez, or if they ; cannot agree upon such a rate at any time, then such rate shall be fixed | by the district court having jurisdic tion over the parties, in a suit in- j stituted for that purpose by either j party. The owner of said Solomon : gulch plant and system shall be at! all times bound to deliver electric j current up to its capacity, on demand . for the use of such municipal sys tem. Sec. 6. The holder of this fran chise, during its opeiation of an electric light, power and telephone1 system under the provisions hereof, shall furnish light and power to the inhabitants of the Town of Valdez; upon the following terms, to-wit: I. For sixteen (16) candle power! light; a maximum rate of one dollar| per month for one light, and eighty-j five cents (85) per month for each | additional light in one building or i connected buildings. II. For consumers upon a meter,, light or power shall be furnished for a maximum rate of ten cents (10c) per thousand watt hours, for the first one hundred kilowatts; eight cents (8c) for the next two hundred kilo watts, six cents (6c) for the next two hundred kilowatts, and five cents (5c) for all over five hundred kilowatts,; monthly consumption. III. For telephones; a maximum rate of tour and 50-100 dollars ($4. 50) per month for business houses, and two and 50-100 dollars ($2.50) per month for residences. IV. It is further agreed that the holder of this franchise shall fur nish to the Town of Valdez electric | current for lights and power at a meter rate not exceeding five cents per thousand watt hours; and the Town of Valdez hereby agrees to pay for such lights and power either in cash or city warrants for each cal endar month on or before the tenth day of the month following. Sec. 7. The holder of this fran chise agrees to allow the Town of Valdez the free use of its poles or buildings for wires or signal boxes for fire or police* protection. Sec. 8. If at any time during the life of this contract it should hap pen that by reason of breakage of ! machinery or transmission lines or i other unavoidable accident the hold- ; er of this franchise shall be unable ' to operate its system, or any pari ; thereof, .in such event no charge is to be made for light or power or j telephone use during the time of the , suspension of operations. Sec. 9. The Town of Valdez re- j serves the right to amend or repeal; this ordinance whenever in its judg- ' ment, through its Common Council, j; an amendment or repeal is necessary for the welfare of the inhabitants of i the town, having due regard for the ; vested rights of all parties concern* ed. Sec. 10. The holder of this fran chise for himself and for his assigns , covenants and agrees to indemnify ( the Town of Valdez for any dam ages it may be held to pay or any expense it may be subjected to by reason of any casualty to persons or property through negligence or omis sion on the part of the franchise holder to maintain the poles, wires, buildings and machinery used under this franchise in a safe condition, and to pay all valid claims against said franchise holder for damages caused by any operations under this i franchise. Sec. 11. The holder of this fran chise agrees for himself and his as signs to supply light and power to any inhabitant of the Town of Val dez within a reasonable time after demand made for such service with in two hundred (200) feet of an ex isting transmission line constructed under this franchise. Passed by the Council and approv ed November 6, 1913. E. E. RITCHIE, Mayor. RANDALL E. ASHBY, Clerk. LOCAL BREVITIES. Blum's have added a complete line of crockery. Joe Spenard, the City Expressman, is off the grand jury and ready for ; business. tf The best place to bathe is at the Pioneer barber shop; large tubs and plenty of warm water. Blum’s have the Valdez agency for Hart Schaffner & Marx celebrated clothing. Jack Meals today started work as j a jail guard, having received his ap- i pointment from Marshal Brenneman. deo. Reinke, the watch repairer \ and jeweler, is at the Valdez Drug I company. FOR SALE—Yukon dog sled- Call ! at St. Elias hotel. tf Fresh eastern oysters at the Vai dez Cafe. - tf ] ____i Don't neglect your health on the trail. The VALDEZ DRUG CO. is prepared to fill your medicine kit with the purest and best of drugs, medicines, and surgical bandages. FURS FURS FURS LADIES ATTENTION Just received a large line of ladies’, misses’ and children’s! Stoles and Muffs i Made up of Isabelle Cooney Jap Mink French Mole Black Lynx Brown Bear Siberian Wolf Grey Fox Iceland Fox We .will be pleased to have you call and inspect even if you are not ready to buy. These furs will be sold at Seattle prices SEE OUR WINDOW. For Sale. “Our Home” roadhouse at a bar tain, on Valdez-Fairbanks trail, fur lished and ready for business. Gar ten under cultivation. Berries in ibundance in season. Good trapping tnd prospecting ground in vicinity. Possession can be given at once. Dougherty & Ferguson. Hospital of the Good Samaritan. For $6.00 we will give you a ticket •ntitling you to hospital service and •are for any eight weeks out of the rear from date of your ticket, when ncapacitated by injury or sickness. See W. H. Ziegler. Hand laundry, corner of Hobart street and Keystone avenue. Flannels ind silks a specialty. MRS. II. SMARTS A- CO. New Goods. New goods on every boat at Mrs. Winter's. Schedule or the Donaldson. The following schedule for launch “Lieut. V. Donaldson" will lake effect today. All orders to the contrary are revoked. Daily, Saturday and Sunday, ex cepted : Leave Fort Liscum, Alaska, 8:15 a. m. and 1:15 p. m. Leave Valdez, Alaska, 9:45 a. in. and 4:00 p. m. Tuesdays: Leave Fort Liscum, Alaska, 8:15 a. m. 1:15 p. m. ami 5:00 p. m. Leave Valdez, Alaska, 9:45 a. in. 2:00 p. m. and 5:30 p. m. Saturdays: Leave Fort Liscum, Alaska, 1:15 p. ib. and 7 :00 p. m. Leave Valdez, Alaska, 4:00 p. m. and 10:30 p. m. There will be no trips for the launch on the 2nd and 4th Fri days of each month, these days being used to clean Dollers. Soecial trips or cancelling of the above will be made without notice only to meet, the exigen cies of the service. By order of Lieut. Col. O’Neil. R. G. SHERRARD, Second Lieut. 30th Infantry, Ouartermasler. If you want to sell or buy any .second-hand furniture, -stoves, etc., call up Oily Express. Tele phone 82. Copper River Draying Co freighting and passengers to all pari* of the interior. General Trucking Wd. Wood. • • Proprietor McKin.uy Bi« Valdei 1 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, Iroi °ipe, Fittings. Small Stores Made Profitable The amount of business done does not always depend on the size of the store. Many small stores properly conducted are doing more business than some of their larger neighbors handling the same line of goods. The amount of business done by a store of a given size depends directly upon the effectiveness of the methods employed to draw trade. One of the most effective method:; is the use of good light—plenty of light—electric light. Light v.p your store with Edison Mazda Lamps and watch your business grew. Our Lamp Man will advise you how to use them as profitably as thousands of others are using them throughout th- country. A. W. L. & T. CO. T-60 GET THE HABIT Orphtum fflovies Every Evening BE A BOOSTER_ A. H. PINKUS, Mgr.