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TEXT OF INSANE !
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.
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GOLDSTEIN BLOCK
MINING APPLICATION
No. 01762.
UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE.
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
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