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In Russia Jews are not permitted to purchase land,
and yet the Jews are the bankers of Russia.
The population of continental United States is
96,496,000, with a bank account of $3,350,727, 580,
or $34.72 per capita.
California has 682 incorporated town and of those
101 went dry last November-
Last year there were 221 homicides in Cook coun
ty, Illinois, while in London with three times the
population there were thirty-three.
There are eighty-eight establishments in the
United States producing gold and silver leaf, which
give employment to 1553 workers.
Colorado has $750,000 lying idle in the state
treasury. If that money was loaned to conservative
farmers on first class security it would be an income
to the state and a world of help to the farmers, who
borrow money and pay 8 per cent per annum and
5 per cent commission.
The bßalkan war with its 64 days of fighting cost
$52,000,000, or $2,500,000 per day. In the great Civil
war the expenditures of the North amounted to $2,
--000,000 per day. No wonder Sherman said, "War
Greater New York has forty-five distinct depart
ments and bureaus with 60,000 employes, all of which
is said to be peddled out at so much per by Tam
Uncle Sam's forests contain 187,000,000 acres
with an undeveloped water power approximating 12,
--000,000 horse power. The question is, shall the states
in which those reserves are to be found, own them or
shall they remain the property of the United States?
A pauper at Brockton, Mass-, died recently and
when his effects were examined it was discovered that
he was worth $400,000, all of which was left to char
ity. His sister will contest the will.
The record for the foot ball in 1912 showed ten
killed and 183 injured-
Joseph Bail W. Bailey, the Texas cyclone, served
twenty-one years in Congress.
Harvard's under-graduates in 1912 spent $92,225
for cigars and cigarettes, $73,250 for liquors and $71,
--250 for books. No wonder Harvard has such brilliant
Isaac D. Martin of Pratt City, Alabama, is the
first colored man of that state to win a prize for
farming, he having raised 200 bushels of corn on one
acre of land, and received a $150 prize.
The tenth cavalry and the twenty-fifth infantry,
both colored, companies have the lowest rate for de
sertion, which is respectively 1.52 and 1.60 per cent.
For the year 1913 The Seattle Republican has re
duced the price of its subscription to $2, which is now
Helen Gould, who married yesterday, disappoint
ed the dressmakers' combine and the other vultures,
who lay dead for wealthy weddings, by not allowing
her trousseau to cost above $1,000, which, in com
parison to the trousseaus of other millionaire wed
dings, was nothing at all. It is safe to say that the
trousseau of Anna Gould cost one hundred times as
much as her sister Helen's.
It is estimated that the Panama Canal cost jthe
United States $500,000,000. When completed it will
save vessels sailing under the United States flag 4,000
miles in the coastwise trade.
Samuel Gompers, who recently testified before
a United States senate committee, declared he rep
resented 2,000,000 working men and women, who
while they were not in sympathy with the dynamiters,
had grievances against capital which merited consid
eration as much as the deadly work of the dynamiters
The highest salaries for city school superintend
ents in the United States are paid by New York, Chi
cago and Boston. New York recently increased her
superintendent's salary from $10,000 to $12,000; Chi
cago pays her woman executive $10,000; and Boston
pays the same amount to her new administrator.
Pittsburg pays the head of her system $9,000; St.
Louis pays $8,000, and Philadelphia, Seattle and Buf
falo each, $7,500.
Kight cities are reported in the $6,000 group as
regards salaries to school superintendents. These
range from large cities like Detroit and Milwaukee
(the former with 465,766 inhabitants and the latter
with 373,857 by the 1910 census), down to Montclair,
N. J., population 21,550, and Gary, Indiana, with
16,802. Other cities in the $6,000 class are: Los An
geles, Jersey City, Cleveland and Newark, N. J.
In the South the best-paid superintendents are
at Birmingham, Alabama, and New Orleans, both of
whom receive $5,000. The former has served since
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
1883. The superintendent at Washington, D. C, also
receives $5,000, as do the heads of school systems at
Dcs Moines, Iowa; Pasadena, Cal-; Louisville, Ky.;
Baltimore, Md.; Newton, Mass.; Bayonne, N. J;.
Rochester, N. V.; Yonkers, N. V.; Dayton, Ohio; To
ledo, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; and Scranton, Pa. Minne
apolis reports a salary of $5,500.
GREETING THE PARCEL-POST.
Our information is that about 89,977 men received
the first package sent by parcel-post —Houston Post.
And some man will probably carry about in his
pocket for days the 11-pound parcel that his wife
gives him to mail.—Detroit Free Press,
The parcel-post packages mailed in Yonkers were
a brindle bulldog and a piece of meat, both of which
were finally delivered in one bundle. —Washington
An Indiana brick manufacturer has just sent out
1,000 six-pound paving bricks via the parcel-post. It
is conceivable that this new postal department may
furnish a new and remunerative occupation for un
employed longshoremen.—New Orleans Times-Demo
It is possible, if not probable, that Postmaster-
General Hitchcock broke one of his New Year's reso
lutions when he found some of the newspapers hailing
ex-Postmaster-General Wanamaker as "father of the
parcel-post.' '—New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The day is coming when the man who wants to
go somewhere can stick a few stamps on his hat and
be carried by mail.—Emporia Gazette.
The provision against sending infernal machines
by parcel-post can not be so constructed as to cover
the egg that has lingered unduly in storage.—Wash
A great many jokes are being made about the
parcel-post. The loud and prolonged laughter does
not come from the express companies.—Washington
And even eggs will be transported by parcel-post-
The rural mail carrier may soon be complaining that
the yolk is heavier than he can bear.—Kansas City
Parcel-post disappointment No. 1: It is reported
that eggs and other comestibles .shipped through the
mails will be delivered ft the front door with the let
ters, instead of at the back door with the market
basket and the groceries.—New Orleans Times-Demo
Preparing bodies for shipment a specialty. All
orders by telephone or telegraph promptly at
tended to. Telephone East 13
Up-to-Date Apartment House
This means what it says, and it is open for investigation. Its large and
commodious halls, well lighted and warm and comfortable are some of its
attractive features. There is not a dark room in the house and are so arranged
that a two room apartment can be kept as cosy as a hotel suite.
There are a few suits vacant at present, which can be had at bed-rock
prices by applying at once, These suites are steam heated, have hot and cold
water, gas ranges and pre-paid gas meters for cooking and electric meters for
lighting. Once settled in one you are as cosy and snug as a bug in a rug.
Caytonian Court is centrally located and convenient to two popular street
car lines leading to the business center of the city j one block from Yesler Way,
where you get a car every three minutes; one block from Jackson street,
where you get a car every four minutes. You can walk to Pioneer Square
or the Union Depot in fifteen minutes. It has no basement rooms. Rates
303 Twenty-second, South Telephone Beacon 1910.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913.
Mrs. Edna Hartman Wilson and her daughter
were made sole executors of the estate of the late
John Lockwood Wilson. Both of them are in the
city, having returned from the East one day last
week. The estate is estimated to be worth a half
E. Heister Guie spent the most of the past week
in Olyrnpia watching the proceedings of the legisla
ture. He was twice a member of a Washington legis
lature and once speaker of the house of representa
tives. Mr. Guje is one of Seattle's leading as well a«
most successful attorneys.
Michael J. McNamee, a city detective, who broke
open the door of a house and shot an occupant, was
convicted, and his conviction is a deserving rebuke of
those policemen, who get the idea into their heads
that, they are the whole show in the way of curbing
crime in the community-
Frank M. Sullivan is one newspaper man that was
able to break away from the profession and then
make good at his new business. He is now president
of the American Savings Bank and Trust Company
and begins his new business under most brilliant
A. G. Mcßride, one of Seattle's well known at
torneys, who was under three different administra
tions a deputy in the office of the prosecuting at
torney, has taken offices with A. J. Speckert, one of
the most successful practitioners in the Northwest and
has already begun his new duties. Mr. Mcßride was
a candidate for prosecuting attorney last year.
Peter Miller, who is now on trial in Tacoma for
burglary, may be guilty of all he is charged, but to
the average citizens it looks more like persecution than
prosecution. Tom Page is one of the state's wit
nesses and if he is a sample of the witnesses that the
state expects to convict Miller by, it is here predicted
that he will be acquitted of not only the burglary
charge, but of all the perjury charges that have been
filed against him.
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