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PUBLISHED BT STEWART * SELBY, Proprietor* TJUJMME, ALASKA Published Dally Except Sunday Entered ae Second-Claw Mall Matter, July 33, 1*12. at the postofllce of Valdes, Alaska under act of March 3, 117*. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Dally Prospector. By carrier, per month .• 1.0S By mall, oer annum .. *10.00 The Weekly Miner. The Dally Prospector and Weeklv Miner, by mall, to ono address only, per year ..—.*13.60 Business Office and Editorial Rooms. 3y carrier, per month..* •« By mail, per annum ...• The Dally Prospector and Week ly Miner, by carrier, to one ad dresa per month .• *•*“ TEL 1*2 Advertising Rates on Application. 1917 FEBRUARY 1917 |M | TTT2T31 ± 5 8 9^*0 (18192021^2524 B25I26I27I28II ~n FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917 — -— MOTHER O’ MINE. IF 1 were hanged on the highest hill. Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! If I were drowned in the deepest sea. Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! 1 know whose tears would come down to me, Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! If 1 were dunmed of body and soul. Mother o' mine, O mother o’ mine! I know whose prayers would make me whole. Mother o' mine, O mother o’ mine! j —Kudyard Kipling. in THE YELLOW STREAK. There’s a fine intoxication in a wide spread reputation as a man that's never showed a yellow streak; but a man may know he’s yellow, yet be hailed a proper fellow, and it makes him feel a little like a sneak to be given undue credit, and to let some fellow spread it round the town that he’s a real grizzly bear, while away down deep inside hint his accusing thoughts deride him, for he feels that in a pinch he isn’t there. Now the fact—let’s not -suppress it, though it pains us to confess it — is that every man s a coward, more or less; there are times when every fel low feels a passing twinge of yellow, though the crowd he travels with may never guess! He may, or he may not show it, and the wor^d may nevei know it, but he’s haunted with the feeling that it’s there; and he fears that were he tested in a crisis, he’d be bested; that he wouldn’t have the spunk to do and darel Ah, but friend, the world’s big bat tles, raging where the death-hail rat tles, are not won by men who never were afraid! Brave men fight with hearts a quaking; face the foes with knees a shaking; aye, a trembling hand may wield a conquering blade! Fear is half imagination, for it grasps a situation, sees the danger, counts the chances—and sails in! Only fools are never fearful; who though afraid are cheerful, know the odds, but face the music—mostly win! — Railroad Magazine. “BUFFALO BILL.'* MUCH that is true and much that is fanciful will now be written '.<m cerning William Frederick Cody, com monly known in this and other coun tries as “Buffalo Bill.” In the very nature of the case no character like him will ever appear again in the an nals of the United States, since the conditions of which he was a product have forever passed away. Kit Car son, Davy Crockett, James Butler Hickok, or “Wild Bill,” the mysteri ous "California Joe”; John B. Oinon hundro, otherwise “Texas Jac,” even Captain Jack Crawford, who now oc casionally addresses evangelical meet ings, were all representatives of that type. The plains and the mountains lying between the “Big Muddy” and the Pacific Ocean, contained hun dreds of the class of which “Buffalo Bill” was an acknowledged leader, between the late ’40’s and the early ■80’s. The vocations and adventurer around which the glamour of romance has been thrown, in these recent years were commonplaces in early Western pioneer days. It was not a remark able experience then to blaze one's trail, to encounter the hostile re»l man, to hunt the bufTalo, to drive oi ride in a "prairie schooner,” to b« "held up” by a road agent; to re ceive a letter or a remittance by "pony express,” to "atake a claim,” or to "strike gold.” The sombrero, the buckskin trousers, the long hair and the muktang of the scout, the prospector and the hunter were things familiar in the frontier settlements, towns and cities. “Buffalo Bill” came and went like scores of other men no better and no worse than he, with out attracting a passing glance. When 10 years old he became a Ibullwhacker. This was in 1855, and his employer was later the senior partner in the greatest freighting firm that ever did business on the plains, Russell, Majors & Waddell. In the employ of this concern he drove a great lumbering wagon drawn by five yoke of oxen. Or he drove a mail stage or rode an express pony. ; When the Civil War broke out he became a dispatch bearer and devel oped into one of the best scouts in the serv'ce. A score of general offi cers ha.c borne voluntary and cheer ful testimony to his usefulness. He never failed on a mission, ar.d, from Gen. A. G. Smith to the gallant Cus ter, every commander whom he serv ed looked upon him as his right hand. William Frederick Cody was a Westerner who, in whatever position he was placed and in whatever com pany he found himself, at home or abroad, depended on his native crin mon sense. He was a great man, and the last of his species.—Christian Sci ence Monitor. GROUNDHOG BACKS UP. The official groundhog came forth this morning, took a slant at the sun and slid back into his hole with his nose nipped. He is due to reappear in six weeks, which will be March 15. According to the statute in such ca**e made and provided in the ccrnfed Middle West winter should end on that date, but the latitude and cli mate of Alaska are too stiff even for a groundhog, and when he comes out then he is likely to give the weather the once-over and retire for another six weeks. An Alaska groundhog ought to be given two guesses at spring. IT IS the other fellow’s lot that ! makes us discontented with our own. IT is easy enough to laiight at trouble—when it comes to the other follow. EVERY man who .rides a hobby imagines that he is theionlj jockey in the race. EVERY old maid thinks it perfect ly shameful they way married wom en fail to manage their husbands. A LOT of citizens have so much rabbit blood in them that they want their pet newspaper to do their kick ing for them. WE have a friend who is in favor of the saloons closing at 11 p. m. He claims that if a man isn’t full by that time, he isn’t half trying. MATRIMONY demonstrates the fact that a fool and his money are soon parted; and as soon as the mon ey has gone a fool and his honey are soon parted. ONCE in a while you will run across the fellow who once paid a nickel for a charity tag on Tag Day and who is saving the tag so as to get into heaven on it. WHAT zinc mining has done to make men rich is indicated by the re cord of the New Jersey Zinc Com pany in 1916. Last year *26.600,000 was distributed in dividends; of this two snareholders drew over *2.000, i 000 each and three others received jover *1,000,000 apiece. !AUGUST WOLFE WILL FACE ROBBERY CHARGE SEATTLE, Peb. 2.—August Wolfe [ who is alleged to have aided A1 J. ounds, Walter McDonald and Oscar 'Lowe in the robbery of the State Bank of Bothell, December 6, will be ibound over to the superior court in ja charge of robbery. Justice of the ! Peace Drinker decided today. McDonald, Rounds ai d Lowe re jcently pleaded guilty to the actual [robbery of the bank. They are under !sentence of from five to twenty years jin the state penitentiary. They named ; Wolfe as the man who furnished them with money to hire the automobile with which the robbery was carried out. They contended also that the robbery had been planned in his presence. Wolfe did not take the stand in the priliminary hearing. Cook Was Protected. “Why can’t I come to see you to morrow night?” "Don’t blame me,” said the beau tiful girl. "Our cook has the use ol the parlor under the new domestic relation law." , Some women are not as fresh at they are painted and some men ar> more so. WONDER ISLAND OF HISTORY. Ths Story of fttoily ls% Compendium of MtgMvdl Romance. Sicily’s history Is Ss vivid and pic turesque, as ferocious and creative and destructive, as mythical and intensely practical aa the stories of all the rest of the world put together. And In beauty of nature, of climate, or man. and of beast, the island is a paradise today, whether or not it was ever the workless, painless, passionless elyslmn where our first ancestors enjoyed all the good things of life without having to toil. Nature itself, now in the guise of the misunderstood gods of old, now in con vulsions or in quiet fertility that sci ence has made plain to us, weaves Its mysterious shuttle through and through the highly colored fabric. And men—such men 1—tower'N»bove their fellows In the story like Tjjans— i’lndar, Aeschylus. Theocritus. Thucy dides, Archimedes, the two great Hle rons, Cicero, Verres, Diodorus, Hnmll cur and Hannibal, Roger the Count and Roger the King, Bclisarius, the great crusaders Richard of the Lion Heart and Louis the Saint of France, Charles of Anjou, Frederick II., the “wonder of the world,” and Garibaldi. Even this partial list reads like a compendi um of ancient and medieval romance and chivalry.—National Geographic Magazine. CURIOUS FRENCH DUEL Whan Man and Wifa Triad to Sattla a Diaputa With 8words. Charles Coypeau, Sieur d’Assouci, a French poet and musician of the sev enteenth century, relates in one of his “Adventures" that bis father and mother were one day engaged in a dis cussion ui>ou questions of law when a dispute arose between them with regard to the precise signification and bearing of a provision in Justinian's code with respect to the rights of brothers. Ultimately the quarrel waxed so furi ous that the disputants lost all control of themselves, defied each other to single combat and proceeded to settle their difference and determine the tniud of the ancient legislator by a fight with swords. This singular duel took place in their son's presence. Coypeau pore was au advocute by profession and a mem ber of one of the Frerch parliaments. Madame was exceedingly diminutive and had to wear exceptionally high pattens to approach the ordinary stat ure of women, but she was fierce and domineering in temper. The combat appears to have been a drawn battle, and the sense of Justinian remained as obscure and debatable as ever. A* Blind •• Love. As I he German army approached Brussels in August, 1914, it was re ported that the invaders might shell the city, la a high state of alarm the Chinese minister went to see our min ister, Brand Whitlock, to see what Whitlock meant to do in the event of bombardment. "I do not believe there will be any assault,” said Whitlock. “My infor mation is that the authorities will sur render Brussels to avoid any possibil ity of damage. But if there should be an engagement, and the Germaus should use their heavy guns. I shall hoist the flag of my country over this buildiug, aud 1 shall call upon my fei low countrymen to come here for safe ty and protection. 1 advise you to do the same tiling with regard to your people.” '•But. Mr. Whitlock,” murmured the Chinaman in his polite but labored English, "the cannon—he has no eyes!" -Saturday Evening Post. Castle Garden. Castle Garden was built by the Unit ed States iu 1807 from the plans of Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams. 0. E„ aud was called Fort Clinton, lii 1822 it was ceded to New York city; In 1824 It became a place of amuse ment and about 1826 got its present name; in 1845 there were Ethiopian minstrels there; iu 1847-9 theatrical companies play ed there; in 1850 Jenny Lind sang there; iu 1855 It was closed as a place of amusement, and the com missioner of emigration took it as an emigrant depot; in 1870 it suffered from fire, and on July 9, 1876, it wa9 burned to the ground. It was rebuilt at once, in 1892 the depot was moved to Ellis islaud, aud Castle Garden re verted to the city, which in 1896 open ed an auuarium there. Our First Battleship. The first American battleship was the old Texas of Spanish-American war fame. She was authorized by con gress in 1SS*» and was completed six years later. The original battleship was little over 300 feet long and had a displacement of 0,315 tons. The pres" eut day Texas is 554 feet long and has a tonnage of 27,000 tons. The old Tex as ended her days as a target for navy practice.—Exchange. Late Repentance. “You should never take anything that doesn’t agree with you,” admon ished the physician. The patient glanced around ruefully at his wife. “If I had always followed that rule. Lizzie, where would you be?'*—Chicago Herald. Plenty of Practice. “Have you any special qualification for this Job you are asking for In our establishment aa floorwalker?” “Ob, yes, sir! My twins have Just been teething.”—Baltimore American. Panama la rising three feet in each century. •mINm* Our Hardware Department you will now find a complete stock—Our line of Shelf Hardware, Granite Ware, Cuttlery, Tools, etc., is the most complete in town. ...IN— Furnishing Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Underwear, Caps, Bedding, etc., you will find assortments priced right. See the Khaki Covered Down Comforters for trail use. S. BLUM & CO., Inc. GOOD GOODS IXKiATKD IK THE FORMER INGRAM & BUSH BUILDING, McKINIBY STREET VALDEZ CAFE AND BAKERY i Fresh Bread and Pastry always on hand OPEN DAY AND NIGHT BERGSTROM A ROGSTAD. Props. PHONE 17 — Three doors below Owl Drif --- Notice to Creditors. In the Matter of the Estate of Angus Chisholm, Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the un dersigned that on the 17th day of, January, 1917, he was appointed aJ-j ministrator of the estate of Angus Chisholm, deceased, and the adminis trator of the co-partnership estate of Angus Chisholm, deceased, and Frank Gustafson; that all creditors of said estates ard all persons having claims against said estates are hereby re quired to exhibit the same v 'th the necessary vouchers to said adminis trator at the office of Donoboe & Di mond, said administrator's attorneys in said matter, at Valdez, Alaska, the said office being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate, within six months after the first publication of this notice, to-wit, within six months after the 19*k day of January, 1917. FRANK GUSTAFSON. Administrator. Donohoe & Dimond, Attorneys for the Administrator. Publish Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. 16. 5t NOTICE—Electrical heaters, cook ers, percolators, vacuum-cleaners, will be advanced in prices after New years, by the manufacturers. Stock on hand will be sold at prevailing prices, at the Emporium. Depends on the Jury. Caller—So the cashier is absent. Will he be gone very long? Office Boy—That depends on the (jury, sir. - With some people the problem of I making both ends meet depends up Ion whether they are straight o* jerooked. Do You Complain of High Prices? POWDER It is a constant reminder to the discerning housewife of a staple food sold at a minimum price. Orescent gives full ef ficacy at half the cost of oth ers. Countless families recog nize this. AT AIxL GROCERS 25c lb ' ORESCENT JtfFG. 00, Seattle, Wash. 4) I ten Day and Night McKinley Street, Below ('able Office Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes, All Kinds of Pastry for Sale. EVERYTHING THE BEST ANDY MAROVICH, Propr. Candy Kitchen! E. W. HUNT—b Owl Dm* Stare. j FOUNTAIN DRINKS ; HOT--COLD j ATLAS JUNK CO. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in ALL KINDS OF JUNK Buyers of Metal, Rubber, Ma nila Rope, Sacks, Machinery, l’ipe, Hides, Furs and Bottles. 1043 Railroad Avenue, So. SEATTLE, WASH. When In Seward Stop at the COLEMAN HOUSE GEORGE SEXTON. PROP S'lRICTLY FIRST CLASS Fonrth Ave, Seward. Alaska The Beat Place in Valdez to Stop at ia the Arctic Hotel Warm, Lifkt Rooai—The Hone of Coodor! RATES REASONABLE BATH ROOM Special Rate* By the Mootb PHONE 133 MRS. STRING, Prop Hot drinks are in full swing at the Candy Kitchen tf Why not a VICTROLA? We have them from $15 up. Valdez Drug Co. tf Miner Ads. bring RESULTS. Have you tried our poker chip candy arid also our new line of chew ing gum, Candy Kitchen tf TWO GIRLS ARE HELD ON BLACKMAIL CHARGE CEDAR RAPIDS, la.. Feb. 1—Miss Doris Bryne and Miss Mahala Reed of Chicago were in the county jail last night, charged with malicious threats to extort and conspiracy in connection with the alleged black mailing of Franklin Junkerfnan, a merchant. A warrant was also issued for Harold Jirka, a Chicago attorney, who is said to have come here with the girls in the effort to blackmail Junkerman. It is alleged that Jun kerman made a trip to Chicago re cently and that the girls are threat ening to expose his conduct while there. They secured $6,000 from him on a previous threat of exposure, and wanted $16,000 more. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. DR. S. WICKES MERRITT OOcn over Valdes Drag Co. Phone ’IB McKinley Street Contract Surgeon. U. S. Army A. A Surgeon. U S. i'ublic Health Swv (Marine Hospital) JOS. A. SILVERMAN, PH. 6. M. t PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON’ Oyer Owl Drug C-o. I - OFFICE HOURS: 1 to 4 P. 11. 7 to 8 P. M Snnday by Appointment. Keg. Phone 176 Office Phone 16 DR. R COCKERILLE Graduate National Inlreralty. Washington, D. C. DENTIST Fonrteen Years In Valdes. PHONE 110 Office Rooms In Whaling Betiding DONOHOE & DIMOND ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW ) Oflrr Owultt Court Hour Phase M VALDEZ. ALASKA JOHN LTONt <e *' hitch::t LYONS & RITCHIE ATTORNEYS-AMI-LA« oners la " Building jft Phone 101 VALDEZ. ALASKA ASA C. BALDWIN CIVIL ENGINEER U. S. Mineral Surveyor McKinley Street opposite V. M. Store. y Valdez, Alaska VALDEZ LODGE NO 168 Free and Accepted Manonn Regular Communications flr®‘ Wed nesday In each month In McKimoj Han Visitor. — M. ED WOOD. Secretary. j --I t Valdez Miners Union No. 188 Western Federation of Miners ^ W. H. GARNER. Pre»idsnt. • Granite Mina CHAS. McCALLUM. Secretary Valdes Alaska. LOST—Small gold beaut? pin at Odd Fellows or Moose hall. Finderf please leave at Prospector office or call 114.