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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE;:
J. F. A. STRONG. 1 TELEPHONE 3-74 < I Application has been made to the postottlce department for the entry of this newspaper as second class mat- | ter. ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, by mall . $10.00 Six Months, by mall 5.00 Per Month, delivered 1.00 | _ < ALASKA A HEALTHY COUNTRY. A news item published in the Daily Kiupire yesterday stated that the death roll of Nome since 1900 was approximately 55S people. It was al io alleged that many of the deaths were uot due to natural causes but ..ere the result of accidents. The statement as applied to the early days of Nome is true. In the fall o' l.V'j and 1900 and 1901 the deaths by drowning all along the coast of Ber ing sea from Cape Prince of Wales . to Cape Nome were appalling. It is safe to say that forty mer. lost their lives in the surf which lashes the shore with every wind that blows. The establishment of a life saving station in 1903 at Nome had much to do with the marked decrease of drowning by accidents. A life saving crew is maintained by the government and its work has fully justified the maintenance of the station at that place. Another contributing cause is the fact that men have learned their lesson in the angry sea. and do not take the chances that they, once did. But still at more remote points of the coast death by drowning annually claims its tale of human lives. Speaking by and large the cli mate of Alaska promotes longevity, whether on the southern coast where there is much humidity, or on Bering sea and In the Interior where the summers are bright and pleasant, and where in winter the days are clear, but at times the thermometer reaches a low point. But in all the different sections the air is pure and hence the general health of the people is always good. That Alaska isa healthy country in which to reside Is borne out by the successive reports of the surgeon-gen eral of the United States army who testifies that the general health of the soldiers stationed at the various Alaska army posts is better than in any portion of the continent where artny posts are maintained. Looks as if Turkey would be all picked to pieces. An eastern newspaper rises to re mark that the Philippine islands are not inhabited by a homogeneous peo ple. Judging by the ease and facility with which one tribe bolos another, and between times machete Ameri can soldiers, we should say not?de cidedly not. They are heterogeneous. Men who spend their lives on the problem of perpetual motion, squar ing the circle or drawing tariff bills are alone cognizant of the difficulties which beset a woman facing her Christmas list, says an erudite ev change. Well, that is putting a fine point on It. A HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE. The Empire believes that the time has arrived when Alaska should have a lunatic asylum of its own. This po sition is taken because it believes that the present system of farming out the insane patients of this ter ritory to the lowest bidder is Inhu mane and little short of indecent. The alleged sanitariums which make a specialty of caring for insane people by submitting bids for their care and maintenance cannot be ex pected to give the attention and treat ment which a diseased mind requires. Competitive bids for the care of in sane people! Think of it! The price per patient is pared down to the clos est possible point. The government saves a few dollars a year, and the patients get the scantiest fare, the scantiest attention, the cheapest treat ment. What else could be expected under such an archaic, inhuman sys tem? Dollars staked against the helpless Insane Save the dollars; and let the helpless fall where they may. This is the logical working out of such a system. Primarily the keepers of these sanitariums are not to blame; they are compelled to "tender" for the keeping and clothing and treat ment of the insane, and if the keeper tenders too low an amount to afford the treatment and the care of the suf ferers require, who is it that suffers? The government? No. Its pocket book is eased; the burden of discom fort falls upon the poor, the helpless Insane folk. Not long since The Empire revert ed to this question. The. statements then made were based upon first hand information that came from reliable men who had visited Momingside isyluiu. iu Oregon, where the Alaska. | usuntf are lodged. These statements ivero, in effect, that the patients here confined do not receivo proper aure either as to mental or physical :rcatment. It is for these- and other cogent reasons that The Empire believes that Vlaska should have its own hispital for its insane. Better treatment, bet er care, better conditions would ob :ain in such a place in Alaska than elsewhere outside of it. It would be juder responsible direction, whereas jndcr the system now followed the main responsibility rests upon the men whose lowest bid has been nc septed. The Empire proposes when the ter ritorial legislature meets to urge up >n it the memoralizing of Congress .o the end that an appropriation may jo had for the construction of an in ane asylum at one of the numerous liot springs with which this coast ibounds; and also that an investiga ion be made of the care that is now icing afforded patients at the con ract sanitarium in Oregon. A story is told nbout a Seattle dog >vhlch fired a gun and killed a duck. The Seattle "spirit" was either on the log or In the man who told the yarn. We repeat that the high cost of liv ing is analogous to the cost of high tivlng?a sort of cousin german, you know. NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS. The contributions to the national campaign funds of the three leading parties have been reported, and we find that about five millions of dol lars in round numbers, were spont for campaign purposes in the late elec 'lon. Of this amount two millions .ire credited to the Republican party n its effort to re-elect President Taft. and about a million and a half each were spent by the Democrats and Progressives. It costs a deal of money to elect a President of the United States, but the sums spent are rather modest when compared with the campaign funds of former presidential years. This condition is due, no doubt, to the law which compels candidates and political parties to publish exact statements showing their expendi tures. It is a wholesome law in ef fect and the "slush funds" of former /ears are no longer known. An interesting phase of the contri butions is their sources. President Taft, representing the Republican party, received a large portion of his campaign fund from his relatives. Colonel Roosevelt's heaviest contribu tors were George \V. Perkins and Crank A. Munsey. of New York, who seem to have given most generously. Governor Wilson's campaign fund came from a much larger number of people, and individual contributions were not very heavy as compared with those made to the other parties. It is also interesting to know that a large portion of all the campaign funds was used for advertising and publicity purposes. We are making progress towards attaining purity in elections. The ballot box is now pretty clean, and bribery and corruption have been practically eliminated. A higher standard of political morality has been established. It is not so many years since, in Indiana, votes were purchased in "blocks of five." Yes, we are making progress all the time toward clean ballot boxes and clean politics. A new society has been organized. We are great on forming new socie ties in America. This one is called the Society for the Prevention of Use less Giving?Spug. for short. Anyway they seem to be having a sort of mixed time in Europe these days. THE INFLUX OF VISITORS. A condition, not a theory confronts Tuneau. as atown. According to Unit States .Marshal Faulkner the popula tion next week will* be increased at least by one hundred and seventy five persons, all adults, we assume. These are witnesses. Jurors and oth ers who will come here to attend the term of court which opens Tuesday next. And the crux of the matter is that the marshal does not know where they shall be housed. They can be fed, but they cannot sleep in the woodshed. And this is why Marshal Faulkner's brow is furrowed with care. Hotel accommodations cannot be had for such a number of people That is too much to be expected. And the next, and in fact the only recourse is an appeal to the private homes of the people. No doubt a considerable number will be able to secure tem porary lodgings in this way, but the time is here when Juneau must be able to permanently care for a largly increased population, both permanent and transient. It is assumed that the need will be met. In fact it must be if this town is to grow in the manner which many anticipate. Rut it would seem to be 14 a reasonable suggestion to prepurc for it in advance. ; | Our neighbor, Douglas, will no doubt ? ? be able to care for a number of our Im mediate visitors, but it does not speak any too well for the cupitnl city of the ?? territory to be compelled to pass them !! along to other towns. ; j The Republican "pie" distributors .. in Ohio have patched up a truce, (lood " idea. Not much time left to get through with the work. Mr, Wilson will have a busy time 4" when he gets home. And It Is likely ~ to continue for four years thereafter. Those Mexican rebels are by no ~ mean effete. They still know how to hold up a train and shake down its passengers. Bulgaria got a loan from Russia. And she will likely get a slice of Tur key. Judging by press reports Oenora) Panic is trying to edge General Pros perity out of the road. THE TELEPHONE. .j. By, the Poet Philosopher. It Is indeed a wondrous thing, thir. modern telephone, that' will ncros.1 the distance bring a speaker's light est tone. Sometimes I sit nnd con template its weird, surprising plnn, and bless the scientist so great who gave this boon to man. And then again I rant and bawl about its many faults, and tear the blamed thing from the wall, and on the pieces waltz. Your mirthful lips are strick en dumb, sealed are the founts of song, when central (busy chewing gum) gets all the numbers wrong. I sometimes wonder what we'd do " if we should lose our phones. We'd be a hopeless, helpless crew! We'd till the world with groans. To get * back to our fathers' ways would fill ? our souls with aches! A message then would take three days, that now u minute takes! And then again u seems to me that life would be more gay if all the telephones that be were burned or shipped away. For when in haste I'd use the phone to gossip with my frau, I hear stern central's monotone: "The line is busy now?" It is a nuisance and a boon, a bless ing and a curse; perhaps they will improve it soon, perjhaps they'll make it worse. WALT MASON. YOU GET NEW IDEAS ] aB you look through my holiday stock. It is a practical demonstration of pos sibilities in gathering under one roof nearly everything to make people happy at Christmas time. E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau. | A TOBACCO INQUIRY. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.?The Con gressional Tabacco Commission has begun an inquiry into tobacco condi tions in foreign countries. TO FIGHT CHOLERA. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5?Maj. C. S. Ford, of the army medical corps, has been assigned to cholera work at Constantinople. Valentine's Store presents the sea son's opportunity for pleasure and economy in buying: delight and sat isfaction In receiving. It insures u Merry Christmas. : SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Case No. 940-A. In the District Court for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Juneau. First National Bank of Juneau, Plain tiff, vs. Ellen G. Bach, Frank Bach, North west Rubber Company, Schwabach er Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. To the NORTHWEST RUBBER COMPANY and SCHWABACHER BROS. & CO., Inc., defendants, GREETING: In the name of the United States of America and pursuant to an order of the above entitled Court in the above entitled cause made on the 5th day of November, 1912, you and each of you are hereby commanded to be and appear in the above entitled court holden at Juneau, in said Division, in said Territory, and answer th<j com plaint filed against you in the above entitled action within thirty days from the date of the last publication hereof; and if you fail so to appear and answer for want' thereof the plaintiff will apply to the Court for and the Court will grant the relief demanded in said complaint, to-wit: Judgment on a promissory note against Frank Bach, in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), with interest thereon at the rate of twelve per cent (12 per cent) per annum, from the 24th day of May, 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) attorney's fees; together with its costs and disbursements herein in curred; further for a decree foreclos ing a certain mortgage upon certain property situate in Douglas, Alaska, against all the defendants herein. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the above entitled court this 5th day of November, 1912. 1 E. W. PETTIT, Clerk. < First publication, November 5, 1912. 4 Last publication December 17, 1912. ^ h I CHARlCK | S . | JEWELER , B O + ? #nd OPTICIAN i f o . . . . . The Empire for fob Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 R. P. NELSON Wholesale and Retail Dealer \ In All Kinds STATIONERY j Typewriting Supplies, Blank Books, Office Supplies, Sporting * <GoodE, Huyler's Candles, Gun ther's Candies, Toys, Notions, Books, Magazines, Waterman's j Fountain Pens, Conklln Pens, Etc. ; Cor. 2nd* and Seward Sts. Juneau, Alaska | The Unique Millinery | I LADIES* I FURNISHINGS I I I I 'M 1 - The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Kllllsnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m., Nov. 6, 11. 17, 23. 29, Dec. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29. Jan. 4, 10, 16. 22. 28. Fob. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, March 5, 11, 17, 23 and 29. LeaveB Juneau for Funter and Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, Dec. 11, Jan. 4. 28, Feb. 21, ' March 17. Leaves Juneau for Tyce, 8:00 | a. m.?Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. 22, Feb. 21. March 23. Juneau ? Skagway Route ? Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Sen tinel Light Station. Jualln, El dred Rock Light Station, Com et, Haines, Skagway,, 8:00 a. m. ?Nov. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, Dec. 3, 9. 15. 21. 27. Jan. 2, 8, 14, 20. 26, Feb. 1, 7, 13, 19. 25, March 3. 9, 15, 21, 27. Returning leaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER Weeks 'Two-Tine/ Designed to mod the de mand for Excavator of small first cost, to co/te with conditions for which ' the Steam Shovel is not sailed and yet approach its cost of ope r- 1 at ion. IT8 USES: Dredging under w>. tor; placer mining; loading l-.llas: from bank to cart; putting coal from atockpilo to bunker: grading for rail- > road; excavating trenchca, canali, foundational unloading 010 and gravel from acowa; excavating river bcdi for plera; and many otheri. Manufactured in four tixei; from \ to 2 cubic yarda capacity. Only drag-line ahovel that work* under water. For more detaila oall on or write Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co. Dept. K Seattle. U. S. A. 8 ?????????MBlMiiaL rvxraS HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Abulia Flyer S. HUMBOLDT I The Alaska Flyer I NORTHBOUND DEC. 8 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 9 / DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Sonttlo Ofllco, 710 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, ArciU -1-H-H I I I I I I I 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 I t-H 1 1 1 III I 1 1 1 M 111 1 1' 1 1 1 Ml II lit ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. ? STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- - ! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY II : STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN ? NORTH NOV. 28, DEC. 9, 21 I SOUTH NOV. 29, DEC. 10, 22 II I Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through | tickets to San Francisco. I! I ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. II i-i-i-i-H-H"!"!"!"!"!"!11 ?!? i I I! I ! 1 I I M-H I ?! I 1 I ii 1 1 1 1 I i III II III l-'.-b I NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 7 First Clasc Fare to Seattle $19.00 Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00 H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSEN 1 CO., Douglas ftJ JW.JU LIU ?? CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastScrvice Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert, Swanaon, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria nnd Seattle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 19 Front and Seward St?. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICKETT, Agt. -rH-FI I I I I I I I I I I i I I I I I I I I I I I I CI I I I I I I I I I I I I H I I I I I I I I I :! ALASKA COAST CO. i: < ? For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? I! Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! !! S. S. YUKON NOVEMBER 24 H !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA )) connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports J' ;; S. S. YUKON DECEMBER 4 <? Right Is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? ? | | For further information apply to j | ;; S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ;; I I I II I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I 11 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be I tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for DougUu and Treadwcll ?8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. ra. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Tread well for j Juneau ?8:25 a. m. I' 9:25 a. m. I 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. ra. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. ra. Leaves Douglas for j Juneau ?8:30 a. m. | 9:30 a. m. ! 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaven Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a* m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau for I . Sheep Creek | Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule same oh abovc^?xcept^ripj?mvingjjuncail^at^amn^^>mUtgd^^^^^^^ ?M 1 I 1 'I ?! ?!' I I I l"!"!"!"!11 1 I I I i I I i I I 1 1 1 I I I I I I I I I 1 !? I I 1 I I 1 1 1 I 1 OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX f Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan j' ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " *! FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " I ! I 1 M 1 I 1 1 1 111 1 I I11 ! I I 1111 i 111 I 1 1 I 1 IT 111 111 1 111 I 111 II 11 M,MI; We Are Headquarters for j DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES j ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.