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ASYLUM REPORT Tho full text of the report of the : House Judiciary committee on the Sanitarium Company, of Portland. ; which has tho contract for Alaska's one-sided discussion in the House 01' Representatives yesterday, is as fol lows "We, your committee on Judiciary and federal relations, to whom wuu referred House Joint Resolution No. 1. relating to the Investigation of the conditions and conduct of the 'Sani tarium Company, Inc.,' of Portland, Oregon, having care of the incano j from Alaska under a contract made and entered into with the Govern ment of the United States, have had the same Under consideration, and we, respectfully, report the Bamo back to the Houso with our finding, information received, and recommen dations to ho considered by the House, atjd more particularly now re port that: "Your committee, upon good and j reliable information, gathered from | persona who personally visited the -aid Sanitarium institution and talked with many of the inmates, states suchj information disclosed to thorn, not: tmly. tho utter lack of humanitarian. spirit in tho conduct and manage ment of said sanitarium institution, as fur as it effects tho Alaska charges nr insane, but that the said sanitar ium institution has commercialized the sacred duty of caring for the in sane and mentally helpless at so much per head or person, per day: "The committee learned that 190 (or threabouts) Alaska insane are in said Sanitarium Company's institu tion in cramped, crowded and packed quarters, no reasonable space for liv ing or sleeping room or quarters, sc-rao of tho patients sleeping on the ? 1.1,1 liiin la floors, the bods In tho different wards being and standing so close together, so that Insane patients, (some of them very feeble were compelled to climb over the footboards of tho oods. a:; best they could. In order to got Into their respective beds; that tho sani tary conditions generally, were very bad. uncleanly, no regard being had for the welfare of tho patients, in fact. It has boon charged that tho san itary condition of said sanitarium Is not sanitary at all, absolutely unclean, no pdoper and clean toilet facilities, no space or room for patients to en joy the fresh air in stormy, wet or cold weather, no spaco in and about tho said sanitarium Institution where tho patients can obtain exerclso, ex cepting whon worked in the said In stitution for its own profit; "Your committee further reports that It has been presented to them that, some patients are confined In said sanitarium Institution who are not nor ever have boon Insane, but because under the earlier Alaska laws there was no fuud of money provided, as well as no law. by or under which the aged, infirm, and destitute could obtain support and maintenance, ox cepi by private charity, and undor some pretext some persons were sent to tho Sanitarium Institution as "In sane." merely for the purposo of pro viding carc. support and maintenance which practice cannot be too severely condemned. "Your committee further says, that it desires to impress upon the House the viow that the contract system for caring for the mentally needy and helpless is the most inhuman and iniquitous that can be devised, since the contractor has only his eye to the profit he may reap or gain from and out of such contract, and tho commercial greed outweighs hu man love and christian charity. "The committee has obtained the reliable information that tho sum paid by the United States government to the said Sanitarium Company. Inc., of Portland, Oregon, is $1.28 for each Alaska inmate per day, a sum much in excoss of tho cost for good care and maintenance of the same kind of patient:; at Stcllacoom, Washington, Seedro Woolcy and Medical Lake, Washington: the cost of complete and good maintenance, care and medical attendance at said Seilncoom is forty cents per day. at said Seedro Woolev, is fifty cents per day. and at Medi cal Lake is seventy scnts per day each: -'Granting "to the said Sanitarium Co., Inc., the highest cost, above given viz: seventy cents per each day, tho said sanitarium institution makes a profit of forty-eight cents on each pa tient per day for maintenance on 190 patients, equalling a profit of $110.00 for each day. a profit out of all pro portion when derived from the lives and existence of these poor unfortu nates who are supposed to be in an "asylum": tho definition of "Asylum" being "a sanctuary or place of ref uge, protection and relief of the un fortunate." Your committee states that this Sanitarium Co., Inc., does not conto within the definition of "Asylum." "Your committee further states that It knows of some good localities or places in Alaska with hot springs, where the Alaska insane patients can be much better cared for than at said sanitarium at Portland. Ore gon. "Your committee further presents that in all about eight (S) men or persons arc employed at said Sani tarium Go's institution, this includes doctors, nurses and druggists. The harmless inmates or patients are re quired to do the general work, such C3 working in the kitchen, also as wwwiwajw jmpi.-iuim n?imiw.. . 2 they nro able to perform. Tho com mittee alao hoard that aomo of tho patients who are not inBano and somo who have recovered had difficulty in socuring their roleaso or discharge, since the $1.28 per day is too weighty a motive to keep thom in tho sanitar ium institution; however, the com Sittoo does, not vouch for this state ont. yet it was made as a positive statement to this committee. ' ' "Tho committee is inclined to be liove that too much politics is in jected into this contract and for that reason the unfortunato inmates at said Sanitarium Co,' Institution aro, practically, at tho mercy of the man agement thereof. "This committee recommends that this legislature memorialize the Con gress or the United Statos to order tho contract mado with said Sanitar ium Co., Inc., of Portland, Oregon, for the caring for the Alaska in .anc bo abrogated, for the reasons herein sot forth, and that n copy of this roport be sent to the President of the Unitod States, with tho rcciuost that ho order a thorough investigation ol said Sanitarium's method of caring for tho Alaska insane, and that some other institution bo given tho con tract, if contract must bo, because the said Sanitarium Co., soems to look upon this contract as its pen sion, having held it for more than ten years last past, and that this House take such action in carrying out the suggestions contained in said House Joint Resolution No. 1, .as it may suit its pleasure, this committoo be ing of the docided opinion that some prompt stops should be taken by this legislature to bring about a speedy remedy of tho ovii complained of. All of which is respectfully submit JOHN G. HEID, Chairman.. We concur in this report: A. G. SHOUP JOHN NOON JAMES P. DALY. M. F. MORAN. EMPLOYMENT FOR ALASKANS URGED E. S. Hewitt, in charge of the L. C. Smith and Brothers Typewriter Company agency at Juneau has be gun a movement to secure employ ment for stenographers and bookkeep ers who are in Alaska and to discour oge others from coming North. Mr. Hewitt has written a circular letter to business tuen throughout South eastern and Southwestern Alaska ad vising them that his agency is pro pared to furnish responsible steno graphers for whose competence and reliability it Is ready to stand re sponsible, and urging them, when in need of that character of assistance, to give employment to those who are in Alaska instead of sending to tho Outside tor them. .Mr. Hewitt, In his letter, says: "Tho employment department of this office Is rccoivlng with almost ovcry mail applications for employ ment from competent stenographers and bookkeepers. Also many who have come to Alaska without work or promise of same have called at our office asking for assistance in secur ing positions. "This office stands ready to take the responsibility and do its share of the work in securing positions for those ulready here, as well ns to dis courage persons without means in coming to Alaska until such a time as business and labor conditions war rant importation o' thl3 class of help. "We need your co-operation in se curing employment for these people, and doubtless our assistance to you in securing good competent offico help will bo valuable to you." Discussing the movement that ho has started, Mr. Hewitt says: "There arc a 101 ui mciiu^i uiuum in Alaska, both men and women, but oarticulurly women, who have been attracted to the country by the pub licity that It is receiving, who are without work. They came hero at an expense to themselves, and many of them aro running Bhort of funds. It Is important to them that they jsocurc work, and they should be provided with it wherever that is possiblt "Until those who are hero now seeking work have employment, oth ers In that line should bo discouraged from coming North, and the best way to discourage them is to employ those that we have here first.' "Juneau now has an over-supply of stenographers, and many of them aro sorely in need of employment." Mr. Hewitt is making no charge for the services that he is-oforing to ren der in securing work for Alaska stenographers. BUSINESS SNAPS. Paying fruit store at about invoice. Good grocery business on easy terms. Grocery, fine trade, investigate. Restaurant, centrally locatol, fine chance. See Northern Sales Agency, 113 Decker Bldg. 3-2C-3t. MINK SETS ? At reduced market rates, inquire at Wills store. 3-8-1 m. 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Juneau, Alaska, March 10, 1015. i Notice Notice is hereby given that the Al aska Gastlneau Mining Company, a corporation organized and existing un der the laws of tho State of New York and qualified to do, and doing busi ness as a corporation, at Juneau, Al aska, has made application for patent for the York, Alma and Avon lode*: mining claims, Survey No. 954, sit-! uated at tho Eastern end of Silver! Bow Basin, about three miles East of the Town of Juneau, Alaska, in tho Harris Mining District, Juneau Pre cinct. at approximately Latitude 58" j 19' North, and Longitude 134" 21'j West, and particularly described as; follows, to-wit: York Lode Beginning at rorncr i\o. j, PBBBBB a. S. L. M. No. 2 bears S. 8S* 36' W. 2090.58 feet distant; thence N. 24* 30' B. 553.63 feet to corner No. 2; thence 3. 56" 10' E. 1061.51 foot to corner No. 3; thence S. 24* 30' W. 565.92: feet to corner No. 4; thence N. 54? ; 33' W. 1063.57 feet to corner No. 1, the placo of beginning. Containing an area of 13.419 acres. Mag. Va.r. it corner No. 1, 31* 45' E. Alma Lode Beginning at corner No. 1 on line 3-5 of tho York Lode of this survoy, whence U. S. L. M. No. 2 bears N. 84? 57' 56" W. 3102.13 feet; thence N. 24" 30' E. 600 feet to corner No. 2; thonco S. 69" 3D' E. 1500 foot to cornor No. 3; thcnco S. 24? 30' W. 500 foet to cornor No. 4; thenco N. >8* 39' W.. 1499.49 fcot to corner No. 1, the placo of beginning. Containing an area of 20.550 acres. Magnetic Va riation at Cornor No. 1, 31" 40' East Avon Lodo Boginning at Corner No. 1, idontlcal with Corner No. 2, of tho Alma Lode of this Burvoy, whenco U. S. L. M. No. 2, bears S. 85" 18' 57" W. 3350.08 foot distant; thence N. 24? 30' E. 600 feet to Coynor No. 2; thence S. 59" 39' E. 1499.92 feet to Corner No. 3; thenco S. 24? -?30' W. 600 feet to Cor ner 4; thonco N. 59* 39' \V. 1500 fcot to Corner No. 1, the placo of begin ning. Containing an area of 20.553 teres. Mag. Var. at Corner No. 1, 31? 17' E. The names of the adjoining claims are the AJax Millsite, patented. Sur vey No. 241, and tho Persevornnco Plrtcer mining claim, patented, Survoy No. 605, both belonging to tho Alaska Sastlneau Mining Company. The York lode mining claim eon filets with the Martin patented lode mining claim, Survey No. 754 which belongs to the claimant, and such con flict Is hereby excluded; tbo said con flict Is described as follows: Boginning at Corner No. 4 of the York lode, thcnco N. 39* 30' W. 1016.05 feet to Corner No. 4 of the Martin fodo (Survey No. 764); thonco S. 50? 30' W. 273.20 feet to a point on line 1-4 of the York lode; thenco along line 1-4 of the York lode S. 54' 33' E. 1052.14 feet to Corner No. 4 of tho York lodo, the placo of beginning. Con taining an area of 3.186 acres. Tho Alma lodo mining claim of this survey conflicts with the Snowfiako lode mining daim. survey No. 931, but mid conflict Is not excluded from this application, and la described aa fol lows: Beginning nt Corner No. 4 of the^ Alma lode, thence along lino 4-1 of tho Alma lode N. 59* 39' W. 568.37 feet to n point on lino 1-2 of the Snow flake lode, thence along line 1-2 of the Snowfhike lode N. 42" 03' E. 177.46 feet to Corner No. 2 of the Snowflakc lode, thence along line 2-3 of the Snow flak" lode S. 54? 10' E. 522.03 feet to n point on line 3-4 of tho Alma lode, thence along lino 3-4 of the Alma lode S. 24* 30' W. 124.53 feet to the place of beginning. Containing an area of 1.865 ncres. The Alma lode mining claim of this survey also conflicts with tho Robert lode mining claim, Survoy No. 977, but said conflict is not excluded from this application, and is described as fol lows: Beginning at a point on lino 3-4 of the Alma lode distant S. 24" 30' W. 127.97 feet from Corner No. 3 of the Alma lode; thence along line 3-4 of the Alma lode S. 24? 30' W. 345.26 feet ro a point on lino 1-4 of the Rob ert lode: thence along line 4-1 of the Robert, lode N. 54? 02' 17" W. 10S.63 foot to Corner No. 1 of the Robert lodo; thence nlong lino 1-2 of the Rob ert lode N. 42? 48' E. 301.80 feet to tho place of beginning. Containing an area of 0.420 acres. Tho location notices of tho York, Alma nud Avon lode claims, wore re corded respectively on August 3rd, 1912 and October 25th. 1905 in books 20 of Lodes at page 313, and 18 of Lodes at plages 162 and 161 respec tively, of the records of tho Recorder for the Juneau Recording Precinct, Alaska. This notice was posted on the ground on the 24th day of February, 1915. ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING COMPANY By B. L. Thane,, Its agent and attorney in fact. UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE Juneau, Alaska, March 10, 1915. It Is hereby ordered that the fore going notice of application for mining patent be published in the Alaska Dally Empire for tho full period of sixty days. C. B. WALKER, Register. First publication March 12. 1915. Last publication May 12, 1915 Dainty womankind Is delighted with the eluslvely sweet odor of? "BOUQUET JEANICE" Perfume, Toilet Wator Sachet, Face Powder, Soap and Talcum. For sale only at? The Reliable Kcxall Storo.