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The Alaska Citizen
i'lUUSllUD WKKKDY UY
CITIZEN PRINTING COMPANY.
RIVERSIDE BLOCK,
FAIRBANKS.
DEMOCRATIC IN POLICY.
The only Democrat c paper published
In inter.or Alaska.
I HARMON CASKEY,
Editor and Proprietor.
I.i.p r* . ,.s S- . i>:. : i lass .Matter. May
14. l.'l". at ilit- jn.stoffi. 0 at Fair
La ks. Alaska under the Aft of
March 3, 1S79.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE.
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FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD.
A r- ward of s’" "ill he paid
bv th*■ publishers of ibis pa
per fur information which will
lead to the conviction of any
person stealing copies of The
Citizen from the residences of
subscribers.
DEMOCRATIC UNANIMITY.
Harmon:- Hall was on Tuesday
night tii> sc* iv of Democratic har
mony S .ill as Pr sident Wilson’S own
,-al'imo might «n\y It is not thought
inquiring minds that the name of
hall had anything to do with it
cit.h-r The 100 «u mor** Democrat
wiio w . i. |.i ♦ n: hist naturally felt
and i- ’ *'d t hat way
I?■ 1..r. I1,- v . am. togctl-.cj nit Tut-s
:ay nin. it was iath*i expected in
v ,n), ••t s t at th. re would he
jr';’, ; at ’; i- on-- or tr at on*
wo'.il 1 take advantage of the occasion
• . ]. ti i:. ! - mp one else taut he hal
iimI h. . ii tr* at* d ust rig .t hy tin*
f.-il-.w t: emb. i Put winn they got
t.»g.-t .*r. nil in one room, around one
fir,, ?,! . . specter of discord failed
to put in an appearance.
It was i*.-cover* 1 that the Demo
crats of Fairbanks and vicinity had
no quarrel with each other; that their
only emmi. s were the enemies of
Democracy and tin- administration
which i as : i .< n it n new birth it
was fmand that tin- members had each
he* n in- , iot. d with the Wilson
spirit of “•!.»' gr* ntest good to the
gn .:!•-! nuruh’U," .-von before they
came to tin- meeting, and that it would
not be in-ci s arv to call on a Repub
lican polio.mah to keep order.
The proceedings of the Tanana
D.atie c*iub w. re not disturbed
by a sirnd* utipl* as.ant incident; some
thing almost miraculous in the his
tory’ of the party gatherings. Whal
ey* r personal differences may have
existed were left at home or altogeth
er forgotten. For sure it was that
tiie spirit of Den,m. racy and not per
sonal f.-.-Iing pn dominated during the
evening.
All of this las a meaning. When
Democrats, supposed to have been as
wid* 1 y separated as those of the Fair
banks district, sunddenly present a
solid front, something is likely to fol
low. Something will follow, and that
something will be a Democratic vic
tory in Alaska in the next campaign.
For if Fairbanks Democrats can get
together and speak as one man, there
is every’ reason to believe that the job
of organization in \laska is half don*'
already’. And Wilson would undoubt
edly be more pleased to receive a
wire to that effect than to be pelted
with thanks for subscribing to a rail
road for the North.
The railroad is already assured, ami
now the best way to show our appre
ciation to President Wilson for what
he has done in that direction would
he for the Democrats of Alaska to do
a few things.
Talk is cheap. Thanks are cheap.
No one knows this better than Presi
dent Wilson. What he wants, wh.it
he has told us he wanted, was Demo
cratic support of his administration.
Wo know what he means without go
ing into unnecessary details.
And why not? It is a Democratic j
administration that believes in gov-!
ernment ownership and is giving Alas- i
ka the first fruits of it. Taft would j
have stayed in the White House until
he weighed 1,000 pounds before he
would have given attention to any- ]
body in the North but the Guggen- i
heims.
The Republicans, as a party, do not (
believe in public ownership. They 1
would have seen Alaska raped and re
raped by private interests and not j
even have offered words of consola
tion. They do not deserve to repre
sent Alaska in congress, and if the
Democrats permit them to they should
send no more messages to Wilson for
he will not care to hear from them
or receive their thanks. The thanks
he wants Is a Democratic victory. He
has said as much.
But if the Democratic Club meeting
on Tuesday night is any criterion of
party unity and spirit throughout
Alaska, then we may well go Into ex
travagant predictions. If the harmony
which prevailed at Harmonic hall is
typical of Democratic feeling through
out the territory, we may with confi
dence look forward to the results of
the November election. And the next
time we trouble a busy man like Wil
son with wires from the North, let
it be to inform him that this time we
have something to give and not some
thing to ask for.
DOLLAR DIPLOMACY.
Taft was proud of the phrase. Wil
son is ns! amed of it That is Just
• difference between democracy an 1
i {opuhlica nism.
Ambassadors and ministers, con
suls and 'o forth, were appointed to
foreign ports and capitals on the re
commendation of interested capital
ists until tlie n.-mocratic party took
offlc*-. These envoys were simply
business au»nts for American trust
magnates They prostituted their of
fir* s to that end, and caused more
• »r» :: - n -uspicioii t * * fall on our r
• uldii than can be overcome for many
i day
It was Dollar Diplomacy. Taft
nil Knox admitted it. laughed about
it Wilson a r^i Bryan admit it. but
f’l.y do not laugh about it. Instead,
Wilson gave notice to Wall Street
It!,at tie state department would no
longer be used as the agent of high
p.nance. and that the administration
will not tolerate any further drag
ging of the nation's good name
t rough the mire of sordid rotnmer
I ialism.
The Republican party, under Taft
uid the Mad Man who preceded him.
iehased ti’.e department of state ns
I t h • ■ y did e very other department.
During their regime this function of
I
I the government was used hy the* Mor
an syndicate tie put through the
i loans of Honduras and Nicaragua
I’nde r Dollar Diplomacy China was
"omp* !!• d to take part of her foreign
loan from tin4 Morgan group of
banks.
Th» whole history of the reign of
| Dollar Diplomacy is one of the black
st chapters iti our national life. it
.is disgraced m* abroad and kept is
«>n the red edge of war. Our represen
tatives have bullied and threatened
| wak foreign countrie s into railroad
ml other concessions at the behest
if the financiers who got them ap
I pointed.
T'c* policy of this administration is
lislinctlv the opposite of Republican
• andage. ^his is hard for Re
cblieaii newsj aoe-rs. which have conic
over in hopes of revenue, to under
stand. They try to get in line* with
Democratic policy, but in the very at
• *mpt they break over and show their
lands N'.v-r having been imbue.1
a it n the* spirit of Democracy, their
attempt to voio* it is only laughable.
One paper a few days ago carried
>n editorial on the* diplomatic service,
.nil recommended a corps of trained,
rofcssional diplomats. The publl- '
at ion did not state what was meant
"professional." It was simply a
hi, -brow ' article* on "something they
hi not define from a Democratic
' a ndpoint.
The kind of diplomats that Bryan
is looking for are men who can more
•losely cement the ties of friendship
between us and foreign powers; men
who may reinstate 11s abroad and al
lay the suspicions aroused by ‘•pro
fessional" diplomats. And when he
has done weeding out these Morgan
lebt collectors we may then be able
to command a little respect from our
neighbors over the sea.
CRIMINAL OR CRAZY?
George i'o.-s has been sent* net d to
serve twche years at hard labor at
McNeil's Island. Four other in
lictments against him w. re dismis
sed. There is still one more
indictment that is hanging over him.
if lie does not appeal from the deci
sions in the first two cases, lie m •
not be tried on the other count. If
ie does appeal the prosecution has
virtually threatened, so the report is,
to put him through on the other
charge which, to judge by the sen
tences already passed, would I i
-.juivah nt to a life term in the peni
tentiary.
Tlie Constitution of the United
States says something about cruel
and unusual punishment, but that is
not the object of this article. We
simply have a few questions to pro
pound to the reading public who are
already more or less informed on this
strange case.
Is a man, who will go into another’s
• abin and carry away stove lids which
do not fit his own stove and which by
no stretch of the imagination could he
ever use in any other way, in his
ight mind? Does it show sanity for
a man to carry home the property of
another and leave it scattered promis
cuously about his premises in plain
sight of every passerby? Is there
not something mentally wrong with a
man who will steal the photograph of
another fellow's sweetheart, take it
home and tack it on the wall of his
own cabin where anyone who comes
in may see it?
It can hardly he argued that such
acts were the results of boldness in
crime. If he were such a bold man,
stealing for profit in a systematic
way, why did he not pilfer the gold
from the dumpbox where he has
worked? He has not been accused of
this. He has been charged with steal
ing tilings which he did not need,
could not possibly use and never
would be able to make the slightest
use of.
Those who have followed this case
and taken the pains to observe the de
meanor of Foss while In the court
room, are about of the opinion that he
is mentally dethroned. It is hard to
believe anything else when one re
views the defendant’s queer conduct.
If Foss is irresponsible, as there is
every reason to believe, he should
sent to an asylum and not to a peni
tentiary. He should have the care of
an alienist and n<*t the awful solitude
• f a prison Civilized communities
n* hi.,or wreak vengeance on their
w-ak minded.
There is probably no more < ontemp
tibh offense in the North than to mb
a cabin or cache (unless it !»♦* to mis
appropriate bank funds) but this puf
• n- a man through one indictment
tfter another when he is apparently
as mentally helpless ns a chill,
smacks too fnnch of barbarism if not
>f plain persecution.
Now Alaska is too biu a country
[for its inhabitants to act small. If
(leorup Foss has developed into a
kleptomaniac; if sixteen years of llv
j int? alone in cabins on the creeks of
' the North have been too much for
im and his mental stamina has par
| ttally uiw n away under it, then it
; i-s neither ri-ht nor jusl for well
i f< d prosecutors and well-fed jurymen
■ o hound such an unfortunate fellow
nan into prison for what amounts to
i life sentence.
THE SCHOOL.
The mumps have subsided and
school has reopened I >i* 1 you ever
stop to think how sad it was that so
many children welcome even an epi
demic to escape the routine of the
schoolroom, or were your childish sen
timents so similar that the strange
rs s s of it never occurred to you?
We laugh about it, but it isn't hu
morous. It is pathetic. A learned edu
cator has dubbed the school system
'The Fool Factory.” Perhaps this is
a little harsh, hut their inefficiency is
unquestioned. Nowhere is the unrest
more prevalent than in the school
room; nowhere* the revolution of
thought more essential. Teachers ev
erywhere are striving to hasten the
limination of re.1-tape, and quantities
of dull, unnecessary detail.
The teachers need help. They ha. •
for so long been considered imprac
tical professionals that their task is
unbelievably long and hard. The
t* acher would like for the child to
IF* to come to school, an 1 that is
ntirely possible. Add to the “Jogger
f y book,” the staid history and the
technical physiology, the moving pic
ture and watch results. Substitute
practical work for the theatrical and
stand astounded at the wonderful in
telligence of a child.
Perhaps you think that you do not
know how to improve the present i
school system. Possibly you (ion*. 1
hut most teachers are trying to do j
what they can, and a few words of I
encouragement and appreciation from '
you, the feeling that you are “hacking j
up" the change, will go a long way |
toward solving the question Try .t, l
and tell us if we’re wrong.
A HKLl’IXG hand need not hold a
hand out.
.
WIIK.N you get your earnings you i
can satisfy your yearnings.
* * •
IT is much easier to swallow an j
argument if it is not flavored with ;
bitterness.
TRUTH is so seldom seen that it is
called plain. It is really very at
tractive.
THERE is plenty of oil in Mexico,
but it doesn’t seem to lubricate the
machinery of government.
* • •
Tin: impeachment of Governor Sul
| ■'.»■!• which, resulted in his removal,
cost the state of New York more than
$ 1 INi.OOO.
* * *
AUSTRIA is rather disgusted with
•he wholesale murder called war. Her
budget deficit for this year is $.'{0,000,
I 000. due to the lit’e affair in the
Balkans.
# * *
GOVERNOR HATFIELD, of West !
Virginia, is strongly advocating worn- j
an suffrage. Hatfield has sown some
official wild oats, but seems to be
"settling down" very commendably.
* * *
WHEN a man complains of leading
a dog’s life he may only mean that
he enters his house with muddy feet,
makes himself comfortable by the fire,
and waits to be fed.
• * •
THE Carnegie commission has as
certained that all of the warring fac
tions in the Balkan States committed
gross atrocities, and seem surprised
over the fact. Any thinking person
could have told them that “holy" war
does not exist.
* * *
THE largest monument in the world
has just been completed in Leipsic, to
commemorate the Rattle of the Na
tions. It cost $1,000,000. Hungry
workers are advised to feast their
eyes on its beauty and forget the
emptiness of their stomachs.
• • •
THERE is a noticeable over-produc
tion of crime and misery. Rut the
mills of mammon, which produce
these things, thrive all th<* more and
show no signs of shutting down.
# • •
WHEN the Chinese used to sell lit
tle girls as wives, they were consider
ed heathens. In America little girls
are sold into the slavery of child
labor. What are they who commit the
crime and what are we who permit
it? We're civilized.
LA FOLLETTE lias introduced a
bill providing $100,000 worth of yaks
for Alaska. If Teddy were attending
to his flock instead of enlightening
the sa\ages of South America, lie
might get them to substitute Bull
Moose.
• * •
IF the government were to ex
tend its co-operative stores for na
tives to this section, Fairbanks would
get no more $12,000 Ft. Yukon cases.
If they really desire to save and pro
tect the Indian, that is the only ef
ficient way.
• • •
"I WANT to take this occasion to
say that the United States will never
again seek an additional foot of ter
ritory by conquest.”—President Wil
son.
• • •
THE editor of Health Culture says
that "Bathing is an acquired habit,
| unnecessary and even harmful . . .
A bathtub i** an enemy in the house
The editor of Brain and Brawn writes
"As to a bathtub in the house, if you
have to choose between the two, bet
t* r omit the stove * Kuril of these
magazines is "educating the public”
• • •
WELI'AHE and charity associations
of a number of cities have been the
subjects of an investigation which
’.as resulted in finding that ahqut 85
per cent of the money contributed
go* s to pay salaries and only about
15 per cent reaches the poor. Which
are the recipients of charity. the
poor or the association employees?
• • •
THINK of getting a raise from
Uncle Sam, instead of Uncle Sol, on
your dress suit or your watch! You
won't be able to do that in America
for some time, but Switzerland de
clares that if places adorned with the
three golden balls must exist, the gov
ernment ought to conduct them, and
proceeds to do so. Travelers in the
littb* republic have found the govern
ment paw n shops a great convenience,
as they are reliable and the rates
are low.
• • •
THE Calumet and Hecla Mining
companies demanded that the state
militia he called olit to protect their
scabs from the pickets, and Governor
Ferris complied It cost the state of
Michigan several hundred thousand
dollars, and at a time when the state’s
finances were in rather bad shape.
Now that the administration has up
held the strikers, Ferris is wishing
he hadn't been so obedient.
• * •
“THE corporation is a step in ad
vance. It relieves those who co-oper
ate of the embarrassment of partner
ship and it substitutes larger oppor
tunities and thus facilitates the work
of exchange. No one who has esti
mated with intelligence the useful
ness- of the corporation will for one
moment think of destroying the pow
er for co-operative effort that the
corporation gives.’’ The aove is an
“anarchistic" sentiment advocated by
the "old fogey,' \V. .! Bryan. Grape
juice doesn't retard ideas.
• * •
MILWAUKEE has given the world
some ot *-r things quite as good ns
her beer. Among her recent ventures
is the establishment of a hospital to
he used as a place of detention, in
stead of the jail, for inebriates and
dope-fiends. The fellows who do not
want to lose their thirst had better
fight shy of Milwaukee, for they say
they are iti the hospital business >•>
cure.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has her Hindu
Problem, California has her Yellow
Peril, Michigan her miners' strike, In
diana her railway troubles, and Ire
land her home rule difficulties, but
South Africa has them all. Britain
should inundate the country with a
large hatch of Kipling’s Recessional to
restore order. Puns are tlio lowc st
form of wit but we can't keep from
thinking that these Boers are awful
bores.
* * *
ANYBODY who ever tried teaching
will sympathize with Prof. Knowlton
in his efforts t<> maintain a standard
twclvc-vcar public school with a corns
of seven teachers. A Yale university
instructor expressed the difficulty apt
ly when he remarked that after twen
ty years of teaching he had “come
to the conclusion that the human
mind has infinite resources for resist
ing the introduction of knowlodve."
FIOBBTJ: skirts are horribly out-of
date, as everybody knows blit it is
something of a shock to find that slit
skirts and peg-tops are no newer. Dr.
I-Mith Hall, archaeologist at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, says that tin
mummies taken from the excavations
on the Isle of Crete are garbed in
the same style, only a littb* more so.
Anyhow, the Cretan mummies can't
get out their old slit skirts and par
ade them around pretending that
the modiste has just sent them home.
"DAMN, damn, damn the insurreetos,
Cross-eyed kakiaek ladrones,
Underneath the starry flag
Civilize’em with a krag,
And return us to our own beloved
homes."
Is it strange that President Wilson
tendered his resignation to the Order
of Carabao, the Army and Navy club
which expresses and has for fifteen
years been expressing its sentiments
by this song? The high jinks of
these gentlemen, who eulogize the
flag and fight for a salary, is to
be investigated, not alone as a reproof j
for the breach of discipline and eti- j
quette, but also to show what mill- '
tarisrn does to men.
* • •
LKADINC1 eugenlsts are not doing j
much leading fur a little while owing j
to dissension among themselves. In j
the interim persons of all ages, dispo- ;
sitions and complexions are marrying ;
other individuals for whom they have
a sentimental fancy but who are quite
unsuited to them, and germs of all
kinds are running about unchecked, j
It is really very undignified for sclen- j
tists to engage in so public a contro- i
versy. It is likely to produce doubts
in the minds of the rank and file,
and first tiling they know there will !
he a lot of them uneugenically mar- 1
ried.
THE holiday season is past and in
most sections charity has gone on
a vacation. It might as well for all
it accomplished. Of course there is
more than one brand of charity but
we are discussing the usual variety.
The kind that gives a dinner to desti
tute news-boys at Christmas time and
lives happily oblivious to the needs of
society for the remainder of the year;
the kind that gives a few dollars to
an organization for the prevention of
Something or Other and rests secure
in the conviction that it is being pre
vented. Official and organized chari
ty accomplish very little in compar
ison to the money and time they ex
pend. The out-of-works don't need
alms; they need a job. They don’t
need charity; just justice.
FOSTER GETS DEPUTYSHIP.
The vacancy in the marshal’s force
caused by the resignation of \V. \V.
Fife, was filled Friday by the appoint
ment of Ernest Foster to the position.
The new deputy is said to be in every
way qualified to discharge the varied
duties which falls to the lot of a
marshal's deputy. He is equally clever
with the pen and in the ways of life
on the trail. Mr. Fife, who retires,
has not yet decided on full plans
for the future.
FXX.IAX. RESPECT.
The Farmer—“I hear there’s a fine
fat pig for sale here. Can I see it?"
The Boy—"Father, someone wants
to see you.”
BY-THE-WAY
BY ZOZ.
A ft w winters ago there w<-rc rumors
about town that miners an 1 prospec
j tors were suffering and in actual dis
tress from want of sufficient grub, if
1 remember rightly some clergyman
published a letter saying he had made
personal inquiries and failed to find
any foundation for the rumors. He
even went further and stated that if
a man were too lazy to work in* might
not go hungry as there were plenty
of rabbits, etc. The professor in the
editorial chair of the evening sheet
improved on this by saving that this
j was the only place in the world wher •
a man had to work for a short few
I months to earn enough money to en
able him to live like a king for the
j balance of the eight or nine months
of the year t'nfortunately for the
parson's panacea at the time, the
evening professor had just Inoculated
I the rabbits with disease from his edl
I torial chair. Now it is well known
that the independent minded and
proud miner will not proclaim from |
the house tops the empty state of
his stomach. In individual cases he
goes to his own kind whom he knows
to he more fortunate than himself, j
makes known his condition, actually
laughs about it, and gets what is
needed to tide him over his difficul
ties. if a clergyman went to this
class of man he wouldn't learn any
thing of tin* true condition of affairs
for the reason I have stated, namely
that an Independent-minded miner
would think it unmanly, while he was
willing to work and able-bodied, to
admit want of food This class of j
men is different altogether from the \
"never works" anil "never sweats" 1
who are always humming about town
and who would he better off—and the
camp better off- if they got less en
couragement in their methods of ex- I
istence.
Now it happen*' i that .luring the
mining season j-recoding that winter,
work was scarce owing to the lack
of water and tin* supertlulty of labor,
and I myself saw on the or* , ks num
bers of young nn 1 abl*--hodicd in*;
who failed to put in a month's work
and wci■ • ■ consequently stranded in tin*
winter and had to he helped by their
more fortunate fellows. It las be.-a
calculated that the placer miners her*
some of them with families w'im
get four months' steady work, an i
that is tin- limit, in tin* sinnm* r, after
paying for clothes innumerable, mils.
i:h and low rubbers, which may
break or burst and have to be replaced
frequently, medical treatment, * t * .
have a hard job to make ends meet
luring the winter even tho they shun
gambling an i drinking. Then how
can they li\e like kings? These facts
-how how r ; 11 * • ’ i t!«* - el'.-rg ynrnn in qitf s
tion, whoever he was and I don't know
him from a Mack crow and tho even
ing editor know about the condition
of the laborers in this camp!
Now all these facts by way of pre
face to another hut more pitiful mat
ter. It is known that owing to an
abundance of labor last season and
the lowering of the prices of grub,
miners and prospectors have not the
usual causes for complaint. But
there is suffering in certain cases
which should be inquired into and
without loss of time, too. I was told
of the case of a poor woman I forgot
to inquire if she has children—who :
had all her savings in the defunct j
bank, who is today in actual distress
Her neighbors say that her wood was ;
hauled away from her cabin door I" - |
cause she hadn't money to pay for it;
that she looks emaciated and starved,
and declines assistance, saying that
“while she has money of lo-r own in
bank" she won’t aee.-pt charity. Now,
1 think that public opinion should in- 1
<ist that something should he done ,
in this case. Should this poor woman 1
he found dead of starvation in her
cabin, what would be the verdict of
the coroner's jury? Why, murder, of ;
course, or manslaughter at the very !
least. But I am sure that if the big- I
hearted, open-handed and ever-gen
erous receiver-general of the defunct
bank heard of this or similar ‘eases
he would rush and part with his
yachts, automobiles, billiard tables or
oven peel a little off his slim salary
and come to rescue before all the
money is squandered. Well, 1 can't
control my feelings sufficiently to
speak calmly about the matter.
There are nations on this earth
that are “war mad" and have been
for years past. They have their
minds set on building huge battleships,
'■’or every dreadnought Germany builds
England builds two. giving as an ex
cuse that she wants to “maintain the
supremacy of the seas of the world."
The war-like and war-making nations
are now filled with consternation and
alarm. There is a halt called to their |
gallop. They are in a quandary and
don’t know what to do. While they |
were fierce, fast and furious in their '
building battleships for destruction I
along comes the little Italian—l*r
Elivi, the famous engineer and chemist
—with his invention, the "I'' Ray,”
which at the press of a button an- ,
niliilates hatleships, whole armies and j
navies, battle-aeroplanes, and tlx* devil j
knows what! It has been proved ‘ by
nractical demonstration that there is
no hot air about the doctor's inven
tion, ami if he only stops wars alone
we may say heartily “more power to
his elbow." Eventually, however, he
may be able to let us have one of his
1 uttons to help us wod. the low-grade j
fro veil ground and do other things i
that need doing here.
MORE WORD FROM CHISANA
F. C. Irons, at one time a special
deputy marshal, arrived in town last
week from the Chisana country, and
gives his version of the situation
there. According to his report, the
stampeders are as much divided as i
ever as regards the future prospects I
of the camp. He expresses little en- j
thusiasm about the new diggings, says
that other men from Fairbanks who
are in the country think there is
nothing to it, and yet he is going back
himself.
Irons verifies the report that the
Glacier trail is a very dangerous one.
The party he traveled with lost three
horses and suffered other mishaps
which tend to prove the shortest route
to be really the longest in the end.
It has been contended by many well
informed mushers that the Tanana
route is the most practicable, and
the accounts given by Irons seem to
strongly confirm this.
Canada has 117 daily newspapers.
It is said that every known fruit
can be grown in Australia.
I OUR CONSTANT AIM IS TO GIVE j
YOU BETTER VALUES THAN ANY
OTHER HOUSE IN ALASKA. THAT
WE ARE SUCCEEDING IS EVIDENC
ED BY THE TACT THAT EACH
MONTH’S BUSINESS SHOWS AN IN
CREASE OVER LAST YEAR.
“THE BIG WHITE STORE” |
NORTHERN COMMERCIAL CO. I
FAIRBANKS AND CHENA 1
Mount Tabor to Have
An Investigation Soon
The following clippings taken from
recent Outside papers speak for them
selves. Also, they bear out the con
tention in an article which appeared
in The Citizen two weeks ago, that
tiie Mornin.gside t.Mt Tabor) sanator
ium would very likely be the better
for an investigation into the manner
in wlUch our insane patients are being
treated there.
It would seern from these report.
that the Alaska patients are neglect
ed by the Cots who run the institu
tion, while they arrange their personal
differences. Dr. Doe, who was sup
pose.] to lie earning his money from
the government for looking after and
attempting to cure the patients, was
-adding about in the Hawaiian Is
lands. During his absence his wife
looked after his strong box and this
was probably the extent of looking
if ter things.
However, we shall soon hear some
thing if the investigation of the in
stitution goes through. The t'o.s
are likely to both have time for a
trip t-» Honolulu or wherever they
Choose to go. They probably need a
divorce from their jobs as well as from
each other.
During the divorce proceedings held
last month, in which tin* wife filed
suit against the husband and tin*
husband filed a similar suit against
is wife, it was shown that tin* Morn
..ingside sanatorium relied entirely tip
on tin* patronage received from the
■overnnient In the care of the Alaska
insane, and tnande many thousands of
dollars a year It was also shown
that while Dr. Doe owned the institu
tion he was rarely there and 1* ft tin
place in charge of another physician.
Mrs Dm- also has medical ability and
directs the work at the sanatorium
■ it times but her aspirations are di
rected in socials and political lines
which take up most of her time. In
awarding the decree to the husband,
[Till:- Mclinfi, brother of the local
attorney, decided that tin- Morning
j side siiniitni'iiim belonged to l>r. Coe.
COE FAMILY QUARREL OVER
THE ALASKA CONTRACT
PORTLAND, Xo\ fi. That Viola M.
‘' -> u red control of 96 shares of
stock in the sanitarium company be
longing to her husband, Dr. Henry
Waldo Coe, by looting his safety d>
''os-it duiin.: his ahs.nef on a trip to
Ha walla duriu.- 1910, si the asserteion
made by the doctor in a pleading
filed in tin- circuit court today.
Mrs. sin d her husband a week
a-o to compel him to turn over mon
eys derH.'d from th<- government
for tin- can- of the Alaska insane at
the .Miurnii id>- In is pi i al, in Monta
\illa, of which she claims ownership.
Dr. Coe relates tin- incident of the
stuck to explain how his wife became
prominently c.'nnceted with tlie busi
ness, which lie las conducted for IS
y ill's
GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE
SANITARIUM.
PoRtLAXH, Nov 11. The death
of Louis Anderson, an insane patient
from Iditnrod, Alaska, who was killed
Friday while working out from the
Morninus id. sanitarium in the country
u ravel pit mar Puss.dlviUe, will he
the basis of a federal investigation,
Claren.-e L Ilcames, Fnited States
d i s t r i <' t attorney, said last nicht. .Mr.
ILanies said that the matter would
he reported to the department of
iustiee and an investigation taken up
immediately.
That insane patients of the Coe
sanitarium, of which It Henry Wal
do Coe Is load, wrr<* employed in
manul labor about the pine.- and that
w .-n of them w.-re so employed when
Louis Andersen wn killed Friday, was
brought out y.sterday at a coroner's
inquest over the body of Anderson.
The verdict reached, after a squabble
anion- t i i * • jurors, was that of an un
n ■ (ddable accident.
TWO BATTLESHIPS
WASHINGTON. Estimates Seen -
iry Daniels lias s.-iu to the house ap
propriation committee ask congress to
vote $1 15,000,000 for the naval es
tablishment in the next fiscal year.
11 is estimate is $5,000,000 below that
of last year, and yi t proposes the
building of two battleships at $15,000,
000 each, eight torpedo boat destroyers
and three submarines.
.Many of the details of the esti
matis are along the lines of the last
naval appropriation bill. The house
naval affairs committee contains large
navy and small navy advocates. A
one battleship program was success
ful last session.
The naval affairs committee will
meet Tuesday to report favorably
the naval militia pay bill and the bill
for a council of National defense.
Both bills were approved by the naval
committee in the hist congress.
The proposed council of National
' defense would la- an advisory body
j in which Lhe secretary's of state, war
and navy, chairman of militia and
ua\y would be members. Its func
tions Would be to report to congress
on legislation for military defense.
The militia pay bill is designed
to place the naval militia on the
sane- basis or relation to the navy
as the national guard occupied to the
army,
PLAINTIFF GETS DAMAGES.
In t <• civil suit of Julius Rahm
storf vs. .M. I*. I’leischman, Ram
part business men, the plaintiff was
awarded damages in the sum of $2,000
and the costs of the action, by .Judge
fuller in district court Thursday.
It appears that the plaintiff bought
out the mercantile business of the de
fendant, and one of the ron.~ hhrations
! of the deal was that !• leischman
shoulI not engage in business of the
'•amp kind in Rampart. The defend
ant did engage in the mercantile busi
! ness in violation of the agreement,
as shown by the evidence, and the
court held him to damages, the point
being that I •'leischman had sold the
“good will” of his business to Rahm
storf.
SEE SEA.
The Most Complete Stock
of Liquors in Fairbanks
RYE AND BOURBON WHISKEYS IN BOTTLES OF ALL STAND
ARD BRANDS. IN BULK WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
WATERFILL AND FRAZIER BOURBON AND MARQUETTE
A.A. RYE.
COMPLETE STOCK OF IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
BRANDIES AND RUMS.
ALL KINDS OF IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC WINES.
CLARETS—ITALIAN SWISS COLONY, 50c QT.
BARTON & GUESTIER FRENCH IMPORTED PONTET CANET
$1.25 PER PINT, $2.50 PER QUART
OLD PORT AND SHERRY WINES.
ITALIAN SWISS COLONY AT 75c PER QT. IMPORTED PORT
AND SHERRY AT $2.00 PER QT.
ALL WHITE WINES IN SAME ORDER.
A COMPLETE LINE OF FRENCH LIQUORS. KUMMELL AQUA
VIT, SWEDISH PUNCH AND OTHER LINES TOO NUMEROUS
TO MENTION.
SCOTCH AND IRISH WHISKEYS.
ALL KINDS OF IMPORTED GINS
DO NOT FORGET WE HAVE FRENCH VICHY MINERAL WATER.
THIS WATER IS BOTTLED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
WE SELL GOOD GOODS CHEAP. BUT HAVE NO CHEAP GOODS.
INVESTIGATION WILL PROVE THE TRUTH OF
OUR STATEMENT.
GLOBE BAR
JOHN MOE, Prop.

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