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JUNKAU. ALASKA, NOV. 15. 1912.
The mnks of the old pioneers of
Alaska are thinning rapidly. By the
term, old pioneers, we mean those
who first identified themselves with
this country and began to make its
real history, both on the coast and In
the interior. Many of these have
been laid away in Eternity's subdi
vision: and soon, in the course of na
ture's demands upon the span of hu
man life those who are still with us
will be borne to that country from
whose bourne no traveler returns.
They were a hardy lot of men: im
bued with the spirit of the frontiers
man. they steadily pushed their way
into new aad untrodden fields. In
Omineca. in Cassiar, at Fortymlle and
Stewart river and other places they
foregathered in the wilderness; they
scaled mountains, shot the swirling
rapids of turbulent streams, traversed
the toe-twisting tundra, always hope
ful. never despairing ? typical prod
ucts of the Western spirit of prog
And after them will come the newer
race of pioneers?those who in later
years Joined the mad stampedes
which opened to human activity other
reg ons hitherto practically unknown,
and made them pour out a golden
stream. These.too. have left their
imprint upon the land, and many are
still aiding actively in its develop
ment. But these came in droves,
had much companionship, while the
pioneers of the seventies and eighties
were fewer in numbers, and often
faced hunger, privation and starva
tion. alone and unaided by the pres
ence of their fellowmen.
If the histories of the earlier ad
ventures of these men could be gath
ered how interesting it would be!
What hopes, what fears, what illus
ions would be revealed!
And now we are on the last fron
tier. With the rapid advance of civ
ilization each day it disappears still
farther from the view. Soon there
will be none left. What were once
immeasurable distances are now
covered speedily and safely.
The automobile chugs along where
yesterday, comparatively speaking,
was the forest primeval. The swift
river steamer plows its way through
waters where once the Indian canoe
alone disturbed their placidity. So
comes progress, and so in the full
ness of time passes the oldest pion
While Juneau is making material
progress and is forging to the front,
due to the extensive development
work, now under way. and that which
has been planned, we are not alone
in the car of progress. The coun
try to the south of us is advancing
steadily in material prosperity, be
cause of its mines and its fisheries.
And while some of the westward sec
tions are not as active as could be
desired, owing to circumrtances over
which they have no control, others,
notably Valdez, seem to be attract
ing considerable attention and give
promise of substantial progress In
the near future.
Across the Gastineau our neigh
bor Douglas is making steady prog
ress every day. Its citizens have en
terprise and they have faith, and the
natural resources that make for per
manence behind and about them.
More power to them. And may every
town and every section of this great
commonwealth prosper and increase
abundantly in material prosperity and
good citizenship.
We are always glad to welcome
those who will work for he better
ment of conditions obtaining in Alas
ka. We need them, provided they
really have a desire to help us.
Therefore, we give the glad hand to
the Hon. J. W. Bryan, a Congress- i
man-elect from Washington. He says
he wants to learn all he can about
us and our needs, so that he can
make a study of Alaska and its :
wants. Also, he wants correspond
ence from all persons Interested, and i
those who have any suggestion to 1
make. <
Mr. Bryan's postoffice address is (
Bremerton. Wash., and we doubt not I
that he wishes to do all that he can 1
toward obtaining for Alaska the reg- :
ognition that the importance of her i
.ast and varied natural resources do- 4
nand. J
Alaska needs friends In Congress j
ind out of It. The more the better, j
There Is plenty of work for all who !j
lesire to lend a helping hand. Of '
:ourse we are not as helpless as we
jnce were. It Is only a few years s
since we had no voice in Congress I
uid few friends anywhere. <1
Now Alaska hue a few. at least, (1
a ho know us and are anxious to help k
us. We have made some progress? t
material advancement Alaska Is a
much better known that It was even g
six years ago. It has had a great r
ileal of publicity In recent years?not c
altogether desirable In some respects t
?but it helped to make the country s
better known. Added to this we have
been given a small measure of home
rule?not what we wanted but what, i
seemingly, we had to take. And the c
territorial legislature may be an in- t
strument for much good, besides the S
mere passing of laws within greatly t
circumscribed limits. It should have -
the ear of Congress and its recom- i
mendatlons to that body should have >
weight. We are hoping anyway. And 1
the outlook is much more roseate (
than it has been at any time in the <
history of the territory. We have <
made a beginning. The foundation ]
has been laid. Let us build wisely I
upon It.
That riot in the hitherto staid and i
sedate British House of Commons,
was not caused by suffragettes. It
was apparently a plain ebullition of
Britisli anger engendered by politi
cal rancor. Such an exhibition of
belligerence on the part of members
of that historic Institution natural
ly evokes surprise even among Amer
icans who are supposed to be more
used to unparliamentary proceed
ings. The "Mother of Parliaments"
has set a bad example to the rest
of us. who are newer?and per
chance cruder, what though we have
Inherited our taste for politics largely
from our Anglo-Saxon forbears.
Our own Congress has witnessed
some exciting times. The "short and
ugly word" has been passed in the
heat of debate. A time or two the
sergeant-at-arms of the House of Rep
resentatives has wiped the dust off
the mace and waved it in the faces
of opposing members, to preserve the
peace and dignity of that body. But
ancient or contemporaneous history
does not record that a fighting mem
ber of Congress ever hurled a book
or brickbat across the aisle at a fel
low member and knocked him out.
A few years ago Buck Kilgore, of
Texas, then a member of the House
kicked in the door when his way was
barred by the doorkeeper. He created
consternation, but not a riot. But
the Texan was in the heat of his
liquor and his later apology was am
Only a couple of years ago the
"gentleman from Alaska" was deter
mined to swat "the gentleman from
Wyoming." These were mere pleas
ontries, forsooth, and the "incident
was quickly closed."
The emeute. however, in the House
of Commons was occasioned by a
deep-seated political resentment,
growing out of the bill granting to
Ireland a measure of home rule. This
feeling of bitterness between oppos
ing political parties is being accent
uated. and the outlook for the peace
ful settlement of an extremely im
portant and far-reaching problem has
not been clarified by recent political
developments in Great Britain.
A New York physician of an ex
perimental turn of mind haa an
nounced that the unsanitary handker
chief is largely responsible for the
spread of infectious diseases, accord
ing to the New York World.
He advises daily school inspection
of handkerchiefs and free distribution
of sanitary ones to children too poor
to provide their own.
The issue thus presented will nat
urally be taken up by all experts and
zealots on the subject of germs. San
itary handkerchiefs are of course as
necessary as sanitary drinking cups.
Why not also sanitary shirts, stock- ^
lngs and shoe-leather? Why not a
carbolic-acid bath and antiseptic lin
en at each school preliminary to any
pupil's being permitted to enter the {
class-room ?
The real issue will come and thor
ough treatment be proposed only 1
when someone examines the air of
the city and certifies it to be so full
of germs that no child should be per
mitted to breathe it save through a J
sanitary mouth and nose guard. Then ,
will come a demand that every child
in the city be provided with a sani- ^
tary glass case in which he can be
kept immune from everything.
In the end. may we not have a de- ^
mand for the total exclusion of babies
from the city, on the ground that no
city can be clean enough for them?
3r may not some inquirer discover
that the baby himself is full of germs;
that lie is a menace to civilization as >
tn agent of disease? Why live at n
ill in such a germ-laden world? t
I | .|. H-l I M"| .| I I 1 1 I I 1 I 1 l l i l-h
I I III I I I IN 1 I I 'l"l"l 111 IN 1 1
"There are two lknda of rain here,"
aid H. P. Crowther, the well known
Jnited Stutes laud aurvoyor, the othor
lay. Then he proceeded to olucl
late: One kind of rain la the wet
:lud that weta you, and the other la
he dry kind In which you can aloah
.round all day, ao to apeak, and never
;et wet. But then, aomeone else re
narked that there were three kinds
>f rain on the coast, namely, to-wlt:
hat la to say, positive wot, compar
itlve wetter, superlative wetteBt.
* ? ?
At that the climate In this part of
Vlaaka does not seem to be any molst
ir than was that of Puget Sound
wenty-five years ngo. The Pugot
Sound climate has positively become
Irver?to a very considerable extent
-both winter and summer. The
nolatne8a of the Southern Alaska cll
nate la easily explained. It la due
:o the glaciers and the Kuro Slrwo,
>r the Japanese Current. The warm
}r air of the current meeting the cold
er air of the glaciers tho result is
jreclpltatlon?snow in winter or rain
in summer.
? ? ?
But It Is an Indisputable fact that
the glaciers in thiB section are re
ceding rapidly and it is not unreas
onable to suppose that within a com
paratively short time most of them
will have become extinct, and with
their death the climate will undergo
very perceptible changes. The rain
fall will be much leBs and the volume
of sunshine greatly increased. The
Malaspina glacier. Davidson glacier
and even the celebrated Muir glacier
are said to be disappearing with
great rapidity.
? ? ?
Alaska's numerous excellent hot
springs are not sufficiently known.
They need the right kind of exploita
tion, though their virtues are much
praised by those who have benefitted
by bathing in them and drinking their
waters. Then good hotels und cot
tages are needed for those who go
there to take the baths. Would not
these Alaska hot springs, if properly
equipped, offer inducements to the ail
ing people of the United States and
Canada to come here, especially dur
ing the Bummer season and recoup
their health Instead of going else
They could find no such Bcenery,
mountains, sea. valleys, lakes and
forests: hunting and fishing unsur
passed: a salubrious climate and the
fresh, pure, non-germ laden air such
as is found in few countries outside
of Alaska. Tenakee hot springs have
visitors always, we are told, and al
most Invariably they are benefitted
by the waters. Then there are the
Sitka hot spirngs well equipped and
well managed, it is said, which are
too a mecca for the afflicted, besides
a number of others in various parts of
the panhandle of Alaska.
? 9 ?
Mrs Melinda P. Kyle, of Warren,
Ohio, 1b 114 years old, and she attri
butes her longevity and good health
to the fact that for one hundred years
she has dally drunk two cups of
strong cofTee. On the other hand a
young sport, named W. C. Hinton, of
Dallas, Tex., who. only the other day,
at the age of 105, drank two cups of
coffee, instead of his usual morning
allowance of one cup, and heart fail
ure resulted and he was cut off like
a rose in its bloom. Nevertheless it
is a poor rule that doesn't work both
ways, we are assured.
? ? ?
A Kentucky court some years ago
was presided over by a judge who
was a strong advocate of temperance.
You'll And plenty of temperance ad
vocates there, so don't laugh. One
day a witness, named Elm was on
the stand. He gave his age as sev
enty-seven. His testimony was lucid
Eind direct and his memory was as
clear as a bell. When he had flnished
the judge complimented him and
tsked about his manner of living. He
iaid that he had never UBed tobacco
cr liquor in his life.
"Gentlemen," said his oonor, "see
ivhat a sober, temperate ll'.'e will do
'or a man."
The next witness called also an
iwered to the name of Elm. His tes
imony too, was clear and direct He
vas a twin brother, he said, of the
>reced!ng witness. When he stepped
lown from the witness chair, the
udge complimented him, too. over the
:learne8s of his statements. "Like
four brother," said he, "I suppose you
lave always lived a temperate life?"
'Yes," said the other twin, but I have
[sed tobacco ever since I was four
een years old, and have never
nissed 'drink time' in my life."
A laugh ran around the court room,
.'he judge frowned, and then dryly re
narked: "Gentlemen, I perceice that
,n Elm will flourish wet or dry."
"The New Sin," now running in
Jew York, undoubtedly will draw
learly the whole population puzzlod
o know what it can be. I
In the District Court for the District '
of Alaska. Division No. 1, '
At Juneau. * d
In tho Matter of Calling a Special 1
December, 1912, Term of Court at 4
pursuant to an order of the Honorable
Thomas R. Lyoua, District Judge for _
the District of Alaska, Division No.
1, made on the 4th day of November,
1912, ut Juneau, Alaska, a SPECIAL
be holden at the United States Court
House at Juneau. Alaska, beginning
on Monday, tho NINTH DAY OF DE
CEMBER, 1912, at the hour of ten
o'clock in the forenon of said day.
Clerk of the District Court for
the District of Alaska, Division
No. 1.
Dated and published at Juneau,
Alaska, thlB 5th day of November, A.
D. 1912.
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