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Mines Bureau Is Trying
To Decrease Fatalities The Unite States bureau ot mines is authorized by congress to conduct investigations tending to improve the health, welfare and working condi tions of miners and other persons related to the mining industry. In an effort to decrease the large num ber of fatalities resulting from minor injuries which did not receive prompt attention, instruction in first aid to show the miners how to care for each other properly in case of injury was one of the earliest and most important branches of the work of the bureau. A number of stations, supplied with expert instructors and equipped with first aid material were estab lished throughout the United States to facilitate the training of men in first aid. Later, as the need for reaching the somewhat isolated min ing camps become apparent, a num ber of railroad coaches were pur chased and remodeled to provide liv ing quarters for a crew and a train ing or demonstration room. These cars carry an ample supple of first .aid material, both for practical and actual use, and they carry in addi tion several sets of oxygen breathing apparatus for us in mines after a fire or a gas explosion when all the workings are filled with pois onous gas. A number of auto trucks were purchased later and equipped with first aid material and mine rescue apparatus. While these trucks are limited in range of ac tivity, they are very valuable for mine explosions or accidents in the vicinity of the several stations at which they make their headquarters. At the present time the bureau of mines has ten stations and ten cars in the United States whose chief work is connected with mine rescue and first aid. The rescue cars travel continuously through their various districts, stopping at each of the mining camps where classes in first aid and mine rescue work are organized and training given. At many if the mining camps the visits of the rescue cars are eagerly awaited because the min ing companies and the men them selves appreciate the value of first aid and mine rescue work. If an explosion or mine fire oc curs the nearest car is rushed to the scenfe on the first available train. If speed means the saving of lives, special locomotives are used. When the car arrives on the scene the crew usually takes charge of the rescue work, often by men trained at a previous visit. Many lives have been saved and many acts of hero ism performed by the bureau’s crews and there has been a marked de crease in injuries and fatalities in the mining industry since the bu reau began instruction and training in first aid work. The mining experiment station at Fairbanks is not included in the mine rescue stations enumerated above, as it belongs to a different branch of the bureau's work—that of preventing mineral waste and in creasing efficiency in mining. One of the members of the station, Mr. Sparks, was engaged in rescue work before coming to Fairbanks, and ar rangements have been made to give the people of Fairbanks an oppor tunity to secure training in first aid, Beginning very shortly a class will be formed which will be open to any man or woman who desires to attend. There will be absolutely no charge, and at the end of the course all who qualify will be entitled to government certi ficates of competency. POOL | Tourna- 1 ment We invite all pool players to enter this tournament. Please leave your name at the counter, so that the handicaps can be arranged. There will be THREE PRIZES First Prize $50 in Cash Second Prize $15 in Cash Third Prize $10 in Cash AT T Club I BILLIARD | HALL Warming relief' lor rheumatic aches. HE’S just used Sloan’s Liniment and the quick . comfort had brought a smile ‘ of pleasure to his face. Good for aches resulting from weather exposure, sprains, strains, lame back, ii51 overworked muscles. Pene 70* trates without rubbing. All #140 druggists have it. “GO'WEST YOUNG MAN” LAST TIME TONIGHT AT EMPRESS THEATER Tom Moore is the fortunate pos sessor of an infectious smile that j won’t come off. Another success was scored to his credit last night in tlie rapid fire comedy drama “Go West Young Man.” A corking good Mack Sennett comedy “Among Those Present” completed this all comedy program, which is being re peated for the last time tonight. Another good comedy is booked for Sunday, “A Burglar by Proxy,” featuring Jack Pickford. The plot is original and the situations un usual and amusing. He’s an amateur Jimmy Valentine. His valet is a safeblower who doesn't know a dress shirt from a bathing suit, and liis sweetheart drives him to burglary instead of to drink. He’s in trouble with the police, in debt for his auto, “in Dutch” with his sweetheart,—'but he’ll be “in solid” with the audience from beginning to end of this rapid fire comedy. And on Monday and Tuesday, “The Miracle Man" will be shown,—hailed by critics as one of the greatest mo tion picture ever produced—a pic ture that will thrill audiences where ever shown, not only because of its absorbing story, but because of its powerful heart appeal. General admission will be raised for “The Miracle Man” to 50c, chil dren 25c. Loges, 75c. ONE BY ONE OLD TIMERS MUSH ON Mike Byrne, old-time miner on Goldstream, was found dead in his cabin, says the Fairbanks News Miner. Mike had not been in the best of health for some time, and on Satur day n orning the rews came to town that he lay dead in his cabin. The coroner and a marshal went out to investigate and found Mike dead on the cabin floor nude. He had evidently prepared to take a bath, and had the water ready and his clean clothing on the back of a chair, had been been sitting on a stool by the tub and had just fin ished taking off his clothing when he fell forward from the stool, dead. Mike was well known and esteemed in the camp. Cordova Jazz Orchestra dance at Eagle Hall Saturday night. For Fuller Sanitary brushes write Gene Glendenning, 102 Dietz Build ing, Bremerton, Wash. Christmas mail orders promptly filled. 9-tf. DAWSON NEWS OF INTEREST TO ALASKANS DAWSON, Nov. 5. —Dan Coates, manager of the Dawson section of the overland winter mail service, says he hopes to dispatch the first mail to Whitehorse front Dawson as soon as he receives word that the incoming mail from Whitehorse has reached Carmacks. He says prepar ations for carrying on the mail serv ice are well under way. Coates has received advices that 1,500 pounds of mail is on the way from Pelly to Dawson. The road houses open along the trail are as follows: Carmacks, George Brown; Yukon Crossing; Minto; Pelly, Mrs. Alex Shaver; Scroggie, F. C. Ward; Black Hills, Mrs. F. Mitchell; Quartz, A. A. McMillan. Mrs. Fannie Mitchell has gone to Black Hill, where she will open her roadhouse for the winter. She took with her a load of supplies, and is accompanied by Miss Nicholsan, who will be with Mrs. Mitchell for the winter. John W. McLean, well known Dawson merchant, is going to the coast for the winter. He probably will spend most of the time at the hot springs in southern California, where he will take treatment for rheumatism and endeavor to thor oughly restore his health. Mrs. Mc Lean remains in Dawson for the winter and has as her companion Miss Jessie Stewart, Mr. McLean’s niece. Dave Cunninghame, sourdough trader and freighter, got away on the last Casca. He goes to Seattle and Vancouver, and says he may return over the trail in the spring with a load of independent supplies. He re cently arrived here from Mayo, where he staked several claims on the Keno Hil land Stand-To Moun tain strikes. Lou is Lychens and Jim McCluskey left here with an outfit and team of dogs for Ketchmumstock, to work on a group of claims held by Charley Stone. Jack Gulliford, the sourdough chef, who has been on the steamer White horse for the season, stopped off here on the last call of the steam er, and is at home with his family, for the winter. He also has re sumed his old position as day chef at the Arcade. Jack Deas, who was night chef at the Arcade for several winters, and who also was on the Whitehorse for the winter, is on her this trip up, and will spend the winter at Whitehorse, where he has a position awaiting him in a mess house. The work of dismantling the North West Corporation’s dredge at 60 Hunker creek, formerly owned by the Yukon Gold, has been concluded. The dredge is now ready to be shipped across the divide to Domin ion creek, where it will be re erected at Granville and set to work digging out gold next summer. Mrs. Mamie Hammond, one of the pioneer women of Dawson, left on the last Casca for Seattle, where she plans to spend the winter, and hopes to meet her eldest son, who has been outside for some time. Her second son, Sewell, is remaining in the Yukon for the winter. Her daughter, Mrs. Dan McDonald, and Mr. McDonald and children also are here for the winter. Shulz and Anderson got away with a scow loaded with six tons of freight for Fortymile. The mild weather has made possible for them to relieve a serious situation which was created by lack of supplies in the lower camp. Mayor Shulz and Pete Anderson are among the best of river men and should have no difficulty in getting through with their valuable cargo. They started from the West Dawson shipyards. Oscar Letourneau and team, with a party from Mayo, including Captain Hoggan and his boy; Max Lendre ville and Stivers, reached Dawson today. Isaac Lusk reported at the North Fork at noon, and will be in town tonight. Following Isaac by a day is ,T. K. Pickering with an outfit of six horses and the government team is coming along a day or two later. Teamsters arrange it among them selves to string out along the trail with a day or so between, so as not to congest the limited stabling accommodations at the roadhouses. The funeral of Leroy Erickson, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Erickson was held from Lowe’s chapel. The little one was born at Sang, on the White river, two and a half years ago, and was brought here recently by the parents, who came down from WJiite for the winter. The child was taken ill some time ago, and gradually grew worse. Spinal meningitis is believed to have been the cause of death. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Langram, who left on the Casca, will spend the winter on the coast, and will be in California most of the time. They have property there, and will make headquarters at Berkeley. Mr. Lang ram is one of the pioneer miners of the Yukon, and for a long time was on Highet. During the last sum mer he was engaged in mining near Dawson. AUTO JUMPS MO DITCH ONE OCCUPANT DROWNED TACOMA, Nov. 27 (by Associated Press).—Elmer Riley of Seattle was drowned and two others perhaps fatal ly injured yesterday when an auto mobile plunged into a two-foot deep water ditch near here. A passer-by found the three unconscious in the ditch. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE UNITED STATES COMMIS SIONER’S COURT FOR THE TER RITORY OF ALASKA, THIRD DIVISION, CORDOVA PRECINCT, AT CORDOVA. IN PROBATE. In the Matter of the Estate of Oscar Balo, Deceased. No. 143. Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned was duly and regularly ap pointed by the Probate Court of the Cordova Precinct, Territory of Alaska, on the 17th day of November, 1920, administratrix of the estate of Oscar Balo, deceased. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of, and all per sons having claims against, the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within six months ;after the first publication of this no tice, to said administratrix at the law office of Donohoe & Dimond in the Town of Cordova, Territory of Alaska, the same being the place for the trans action of the business of said estate in the Territory of Alaska. Dated at Cordova, Alaska, this 20th day of November. 1920. ANNA BALO, Administratrix of the Estate of Oscar Balo, Deceased. First publication, Nov. 20, 1920. Last publication, Dec. IS, 1920. DONOHOE & DIMOND, Attorneys for The Administratrix. Nov. 20-27, Dec. 4-11-18 NOTICE The common council of the town of Cordova will meet as a board of equalization on Monday night, De cember 6, 1920 at the hour of 8 o’clock and will continue in session until the hour of 9 o'clock of said day, and will continue in session un til the Monday next following be tween the hours of 8 and 9 p. m. of each day, during which time any and all persons having any objec tion or corrections to offer as to the amount or manner of assess ment are notified to be present. (Signed) K. G. ROBINSON, Town Clerk. Dated this 23rd day of November, 1920. The assessment roll is now open and will be kept open for inspection every day until December 6, 1920, when the board of equalization con venes at the clerk’s office in the Blum Building on Second street. -1 NOTICE OF TERM OF COURT The Presklent of the United States j of America to the residents of the | Third division of the Territory of * Alaska, and to whom it may con cern; Greetings: You and each ot jou will please take notice that by order of the court duly made and entered a term of the District Court of the Territory of Alaska, Third division has been called and will be held at Cordova, Alaska, beginning on the 6th day of December, 1920, at the hour of 10 o’clock, in the morning, and will continue as long thereafter as the public welfare may require. Dated Valdez, Alaska this 5th day of November, 1920. FRED. M. BROWN, Judge. Attest: Arthur Lang, clerk of the dis trict court for the Territory of Alaska, Third division. (Seal) By THOS. S. SCOTT, deputy clerk. /■" ... I - — .1.1 III. Alaska Steamship Company > Regular Sailings Between Seattle, Ketchikan, Juneau. Cordova, Valdez, Ellamar, Liscum, Latouche, Seward. FROM 8EATTLE— 8AIL8 80UTH— Nov. 15 . Northwestern . Nov. 23 Nov. 25 .».. Alameda . Dec. 3 Frequent sailings of freighters carrying explosives. This schedule subject to change without notice. F. B. TRACY, Agent !=-3PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY,, 1 Alaska—Washington—California ALASKA ROUTE Safety Courtesy 8ervloe Speed OFFICE EMPRE88 BUILDING ' ! | ~L Westbound . Southbound WATSON, NOV. 29 . WATSON, DEC. 5 CALLS AT KODIAK L. A. COUNTS, AGENT Res. Lathrop Apts. Phone 132—2 RANCHER KILLED BY CHARGED BARB WIRE SACRAMENTO, Nov. 27 (by Asso ciated Press).—Charles Haafe, ranch er, was electrocuted when his hand touched a barbed wire carrying 11,000 volts from a fallen power line. 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