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THE SEATTLE CER
o in.
SEATTLE
HAB
Population, - 20,000
Banks, National, - 8
Private, - 2
With $600,000 Capital.
Aggregate Deposits,
over 82,500,000.
Churches, - - - 28
Schools, Public, - 4
Private, - 8
Territorial University
School children, 2600
Newspapers—
Dallies, - - - - 3
Weeklies, - - - 5
Oas Works,
Water Works—
-4 systems
Electric Light Go's, 2
Opera House
cost SIOO,OOO
Telephones in nse 191
Building and Loan
Associations, - 2
Libraries, - - • 2
Saw Mills, - - - - 7
Ship Yards,... 2
Dry Dock,
Foundries, Iron, • 8
Brass, 1
Soap Works,
Or acker Factory,
Candy Factories, - 4
Brickyards, ... 5
Ice Factory,
Furniture Factories 4
Carriage Works, - 5
Tannery,
Box Factories, - - 2
Marble Works, - 2
Hides and Leather, 2
Goal yards, - - - 5
Breweries, ... 2
Grist Mill, ... 2
Dye Works, - - 2
Oreosoting Works, 1
Sash and Door, - 4
VHOLBSILB HOUSIS.
DryGQods, ... 8
Wooden Ware, • 1
Groceries, ... 6
Hardware. ... 5
Liquors, 4
RAILROADS.
Broad Gauge, • - 8
Narrow Gauge, • 2
Street Oar Line—
-4 miles
Cable Road, 6 miles
Over 70 steamboats
make Seattle their
headquarters.
Full information fur
nished concerning
Washington Terrlfry.
CHiILBS I. KITTIIfGIK
JAM IS STRICT.
CDIBLBS D. KFITIKCUI,
J. uifs «ad Second St?.
W. P. BOYD & CO.
DRESS FABRICS.
. ■ ■■ . ■(
ALL THE MR Tl?rr» *MD MMU
Ckanßcablr Mil k«< ( h«ng«blr Moire Hllk»>
(Ilsok and Colored Hllkn.
STYLISH COMBINATION COSTUMES.
PAKAHOIXsmI HITX ITMBKKLI.ABl T MBKKLI.AB in beautiful coloring
Oeaign and workmttnjibi|i unriTallWl.
Xj -A. O E S
la ciqohrtte <V*laD ud elagant profusion. from tbr d«*pe« flouncing to the
narrowest wising. Alan Allover Larva, in delicate coloring, for
EVENING TOILETTES.
roxnjtletelinranf the moat d<».-»Me
. CORSETS AND HOSIERY.
S -P E3 C X A. X.:
A great variety in en>l"foid»-red oostnme. in warta novel dcaigru
that are <.-*p>-clall> new and pretty. ,
l»y mall will receive careful and prompt attention.
621 and 623 Front street, Seattle, W. T.
Home Fire Insurance Co.
or HEATTLE.
CAPITA!. *IOO,OOO.
J. P. llovt. PreaMvnt. 3 Ttttm, Trvusnrer.
M II UAi.ukKo. Vlir FrcataUut. jA*t« tt-ITII«KL1. fand Manaspor
ZB^-IRG-^lltsrS
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Silverware.
In ontrr t« enable m>- tnak<- a fin*! « "!• mrnt of the e«tat<- of LP.
I will .•!<.«■ nut «t.*k ..f wati-ti.-, )• »flry. rtr .at <-w fair poaiUre.
and t.l tirfftn at .><<• •' * -11 *iu- tin- I- "t I arjrann rvi-r nflVrrd. «o rail early «n<l
gi't flmt L'halfu 1 al»o nlt.-r Utt ail rval t-wlati* owu**d by the Gnu
A. A. NMITII,
t. V A S"U. Ttfri Fr*'iit «tr»-«»t
IHSTSTTIR-A-IfcTaiE
fire, IMnrine, and Accident.
TAYLOR & BURNS, Agents,
Do an Exclusive Insurance Business, representing 25
companies, the best in the world. Prompt
payment of losses.
llrfrr to any of our ottl cuolomm.
oar. la ltati*r'« Building. »lrwt. W.»tlU-
ALBEIIT HANBEN,
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry.
STEINWAY PIANOS,
Ami oilier Mlike* ol Pi»n<» *n«l Orjiin*.
WM. 11. HUGHES
Printing Company,
BBATTLX, W. X-
All kU4. .r I "TSfsT'i
T.-RTS7-V BROS.,
lintTW Ml KILO* l>
IMPORTED, KEY WEST AVD DOMESTIC CIGABS,
TOBACCOS, pro. COTUET.
Ana all th* MOkcn artirlr* Wr tnvtV Um> p*l i»c au4 the tra*le in rroral
* ctll and funlw «w rtu*k tod fftcw".
11 :i t rtm wirrrliil Wyattlo» « T.
ALBERT SCHLOSSMACHER,
« I^F.ADIJrci
MERCHANT TAILOR.
SOS Front rtreet, Seattle, W. T.,
OpprtuW the Y«fctt Lrtry Blork,
• Surer ohipmrn! of N>th l«Bp<-rV»J «oJ IV <Vw*i»
" I.T> < f*im th- c. trnthfu :. »« '.U l
L.n7»: !W .»!T*«- i.r«wt. fn"«t »«t eo»pirt*. «sj mo*
™ P wrj«»*>» r .h»A««t -tiv
twtnui » *'vry la**iwv. to prior »« *rt! *» io »t
C~oni«* and hr oonvlncrrt i»l on«»o.
PORT Town FOUNDRY HMD MACHINE COMPANY.
FOUNORT. MACHINE MD BOIIfR SHOPS.
ORDERS SOLICITED. PORT.TOWRSERD. WASH. TT.
IX ILL ITS HH\VH»>
Hole i|Mt( tor Ik* c*t*bra«*d
SEATTLE, W; T. t nXmilie, SAT «, 1888.
NAME FOR THE STATE.
Keplle. Reeelvest Fiwwa All Seetlaßa.
UlaabU Ike HiuM Chair*—
Several weeks ago the PosT-Ijrmu
entra requested its readers and the
resident* of the territory generally, to
submit their preferences in tbe nutter
of a name for tbe «te when admitted.
,oto tbe I'tuon. The que«tioo of a
name ha- been more or le*» discussed
of late year*. and no bUI in ronpws
has ever been considered without sug
gestion- being made a- to the advisa
bility of rechristeninK the new com
monwealth. Tbe main caa«e of the
desire for a change «rem- to arise from
the tai l that the giving of the name
Washington to the u« w state would
lead to confusion, and that endless
trouble and annoyance would arise
from the nmfouixling of the national
capital with the political division on
the northwest Pacinc coast. However
true this may be. ft ts a fact that moot,
if not all. of those who ask for a
change present this probaMe confusion
of names as a reason for the position
taken by them.
Withfn the last eighteen month*,
and especially since bills for tbe ad
mis-ion of several territories, Wash
ington include*), have been before con-
Css. the question of a state name has
n mure actively canvassed in Wash
ington Territory" than ever before
The pres> has from time to time made
public the opinions of a few individu
als, but nothing like a general expres
sion of prefereru-es from different yart -
of the territory has ever been secured.
In order. therefore, to obtain a more
comprehensive idea of just what our
people think on the subject the IVwrr
lTKLLtfiKxcEß a-We-1 for the tir.-t and
second choice of any resident* in the
territory, mho might take sufficient
interest in the matter, to make known
his wishes with a view to publication.
Nearly seven hundred replies have
been received since the call was tirst
made and they are such as give a fair
i'lea of the popular feeling throughout
the territory. Although King fur
nished more replies than any other
county, they were by no means con
fined to any particular section. let
ters were received from Stevens and
Pacific, from Walla Walla and Jerter
son, in fact, with the exception of
Okanogan.one or iin>rtjres|K>nses came
in from every conntv 111 the territory.
"THE OLD SAMK OOOP tSOVQU."
Especially noticeable is the unanim
ity with which the great mass of the
people supiK.rt the name the terri
tory now bears. Out of «H5 replies,
were in favor of WAMIIS.ITOS and
these were -cattered quite evenly over
all parts of the territory. Another
fact worthy of note is that there was
an entire absence of any local preju
dice. Yakima *»« favored by more
non-residents of the valley "of that
name. Tacotua was the choice of
more people in King county than of
the people in Tierce county, while
nearly all of the expressions favorable
to Rainier were outside of battle.
The letters selecting Olympia were
from ail part- of the Sound.
Public opinion, so far as could be
judged from the replies received, was
so decided in the support
of Washington that in many in
stances no second choice was given.
The expression ' Washington, lir-t.
last and idl the time 1 was repeated
again and again and iat the summary no
-econd chuu e is recorded for these eti
tln-ia-t-. As a second choice Colum
bia stand- fir-t wilh olympia second.
The result as received up to date is
as follows:
FIRST CHOICE.
Washington ..572
Columbia >1
Tacoma I!'
Olympia 14
Rainier 9
Yakima.... 0
Wall uta 8
Cascadia 7
Washington!*. ft
Washington* A
George Washington 5
Martha Wa-hmgton • 4
Idaho 4
Pacific 4
<i rant 1
Chehalis 1
Illihee 1
Occident 1
Olympian* 1
Westernia.... 1
Scio 1
Fayette.... 1
Total flK>
SKCUHD CHOICE.
Columbia... 27
olympia AB
Tacoma II
Wallula St
Yakima #
Rainier S
Maine 3
Washington*.... 3
Wa-hingtunia 2
Alki 2
Ijncoln 2
Columbiana.... 2
Takoma 2
Washington. Pacific, Cascade. New
Washington, Liherto. Buffalo. Omega,
Sunset, Jay Gould and Cochrania one
each, making a total of isn.
The opposition to Washington was
based entirely on the fact that the
name would, in time, create confu
sion. No arguments of length were
advanced in support of new names,
with the exception of those in faror of
"lUihee." which term, from the Chi
nook, a writer said, means home,
heaven or headquarters, and is one of
the most beautiful in the iargon. Four
persons favored Idaho, hut thus was
in the supposition that the Panhandle
would be annexed to Washington.
03e Aurxiir.
On* gentleman. in support of the
i.le* of retaining the niuir of tt'ub
mgton. after dwelling on the real sig
nificant of the word, with its cla«e
t«uci(twn with the history and tra
ditions of the country, furnishes this
l«t of history not generally known:
-Hut were we seeking • name for a
torntory carved out of this region,
» biv h hitherto had been nameless, no
name could l* designated more appro
priate than Washington
A centurv ago. while the conven
tion at was framing the
federal constitution, over whose de
liberations Washington presided. there
sailed from Boston for the northwest
coast of America, a little fleet consist
mg of the American *!>«>p Washing
ton and the >htp Columbia. A century
1 ag« the present year those pioneer ves
sels arrived on tbe west coast of Van
couver Inland, at that time supposed
to be a part of the continent. Put a
few vears had elapsed w hen Captair
Robert «trav, in the ship Columbia,
discovered that mighty river now bear
ing that vessel'« name Tbe names
Ccdumbta and <.ray have been im
mortalized and the record of the -hip
is perpetuated so |..ng as that majestic
river shall roll down lo the sea. Yet
before that grand discovery which con
tributed so much to establish the! nited
mis-.' claim to the land in which we
live, Caput;:'. Ket.drvk in the »!<»>p
Washington, had made quite as inter
esting discoveries nearer to our present
hoti.<s. contributory not only to geo
grapli;,- ».ience. 'but inaugurating
the United States' claim tc the North
!*», i:v r«M. That Uttie sfc«>p ma»le
the first circuit of Vai-conver Island
»->-j established thereby its separator,
fr tfce tvt.ur.etit. By it; presence
fa the* waters in the* fir* rem of
Mtiwul existence man; act* were per
formed upon which were afterwards
bnaed the I' oited States' claim to Ore
gon. B«H (rf the Columbia rtrer, i e.,
what is now the Territonr of tt'i-hint-
U»n, »wt of that ritw. It is therefore
WHIS* meet and fitting that here the
memory of those Tovage« and discover
ies should be perpetrated. The region
traversed and bounded by the Columbia
ha-" been nwt happily nominated
Washington.' If such nomination was
regardless of the appropriate** of
keeping inseparable the two names of
that little pioneer Beet, the more reason
why swh a coincidence should not
10-e its significance. It would be
worse than vandalism to ««ver that
historic connection established in the
naming of the territory Washington.
While the Columbia river continues to
afford an outlet for the untold wealth
of the Northern Pacific states and ter
ritories, and a channel by which the
vast region it waters, can rewire in
exchange the product* of the world,
let the state of which that noble
highway of commerce is a most not
able feature be called Washington.
Let the names of that little pioneer
Heet was intrepid and skillful com
mander- in those early davs bv their
discoveries of new regions laid the basis
of the I'nited States claim to North
west America, and ultimately secured
successful assertion of that claim, be
thus, here ami forever, perpetuated by
the retention of the uame "Washing
ton' for our future state.
SELECTED VERSE.
My Lav*.
Not as all other women are.
Is she that to my soul is dear;
Her glorious fancies come from far
Beneath the silver evening star;
And yet her breast is ever near.
Oreat feelings hath she of her own.
Which les-er souls may never know,
Godgiveth them to her alone.
And sweet they are a- any tone
Wherewith the wind may chance to
blow.
Yet'jn herself she dwelleth not.
Although no home were half so fair;
No simplest duty is forgot;
Life hath no dim and lonely spot
That doth not in her sunshine share.
She doth little kindnesses.
Which most leave undone or despise;
For naught that set- one heart at ease
And giveth happiness and peace
Is low e-teemcd in her eyes.
She hath no scorn of common things;
AIM! ,th nigh she seems of other birth,
Kound us her heart entwines and«ling*
And patiently she folds her wings
To tread the humlle path- of earth.
Blessing is she; ttod made her so;
And ileeds of week day holiness
Fall from her noiseless as the snow;
Nor hath she ever chanced to know
That aught were easier than to bless.
She is most fair, and thereunto
Her life doth rightly harmonize;
Feeling or thought that was not true
Ne'er made less beautiful the blue
Unclouded heaven of her eyes.
She is a woman—one in whom
The spring-time of her childish years
Hath never lost its fre-h perfume.
Though knowing well that life ha'.li
room
For many blights an 1 many tears.
I love her with a love as Mill
As a broad river's peaceful might.
Which, by high tower and lowly mill,
Goes wandering at its own will.
And yet.doth ever flow aright.
And on its full, deep breast serene
l.ike quiet isles, my duties lie;
It flows around them and tietween.
And makes them fre-li and fair and
green—
Sweet homes wherein to live and die.
—James Russell I..>well.
Ambition.
[On I.one Mountain, San Francisco.]
I "poti the rugged peak 1 stand at last
Above a world as hushed as though
in prayer.
All that can make life sweet is met and
passed.
And my uplifted hands grasp only
air.
The mountain's base with dew-filled
tlowers was sweet;
Onward I pressed, nor wished to
linger there.
Crushing them all beneath my eager
feet.
To find the summit desolate and bare.
That cross, which from below shines
so divine,
And stands so strongly out against
the flame
Of sunset clouds, proves but • wooden
sign
On which each comer dares to hack
his name.
And have I climbed for this? Climbed
but to feel
The fierce wind beating my defense
less bead?
Climbed but to have the drifting fog
reveal
The distant graves of my forgotten
dead?
O hand*, whose loving, gentle clasp 1
loosed
When first this weary joumey was
begun.
If I could fed your touch as once I
used,
How gladly would I wish my work
undone!
How better far to tread the path, flow
er-strewn,
Hand clasped in hand of one whose
heart you know.
Than stand upon the barren crest alone,
With uangtit beyond, and life and
love below 1
Stretch down thine Arms, dew God. to
where I stand,
Lift up the mists of doubt—l cannot
see—
Or have I lost Thy ever pitying hand,
Aud strayed away at la«t from even
Thee?
—Overland for May.
ct uurt OPINION.
The scheme to tax cotton and oil
appears to be about aa dead as the
cholera bop out of which "pure" lard
is stewad Atlanta Constitution, Dem.
Oeorge and McOlynn started out to
aliolish poverty The result is that
tievrge aud Mdilynn have been abol
ished.-Atlanta Constitution, Dem.
Popular education must be made
more practical to conform to the re
quirements of Ute present time. The
system of education must be boilt up
on the principle that in a free country
man is made to work and vot* If ft
ts necessary to curtail the curriculum
at the other en.l, let it be done.—Min
neapolis Tribune. Hep
(senator Hoar appear- to have heen
peculiarly unfortunate in gathering
Lis facts for his Marietta oration We
called attention to defects in this re
spect when it originally appeared, and
Hon Hi Tbaver ha« evjsjsed several
important mistake* A correspondent
from Caribou, Me., to the Herald
now wnu-s u* in referring to Mr.
Hoar's >ayinc of the Northwest Ter
ritory H< re no slave was ever torn
or dwelt." that in tbe compendium of
Uie I'mted Mutes census for the
record of slaves is returned as folloa*
Ob»o, K»'. f' slaves . IMO. 3 slaves. In
dinu. I"** 1 . ISS slaves; 1*1". JTT, I*JO.
KKt 3 l*¥>. X Illinois. !«!•>. l»i»
slaves !.«(_*> »5" l«*». TIT. IM», 331-
Hi Ui«sn. 1«0. 23: !«30. 32. Wiscon
sin Is* 11—Boston Herald, lnd.
NORTH YAKIMA.
m mtiim u> IWIHII U
nitro.
A Olnwee at Ike Iterating "Old
T.wa W.fwaJe Ai«s
twg Pluun of the Yaklma-Ellee.-
katf Rlnlrj.
[Written for the Foar-lßrauvsgscca.}
NOKTR Taenia. May
Let us con-ider Yakima a moment
And why? Because.forsooth, it is be
ginning to demand it. and all reasona
ble demand" "hould he satisfied. If
we were to accept the statement, now
of my friend liuiilaad. proprietor of
its only hotel, we must come to be
lieve that Yakima is the bead center
of the earth. Now I atu convinced,
having been there, thai Yakima i- not
the head center of the earth. In fact,
; I know it i- not. and therefore be'iev*
it to be a duty I owe to all of those
whom my friend has led to believe
otherwise that we now consider Yak
ima. In "peaking of Yakima I mean
North Yakima, of eour-s*. always.
Yakima, proper. I would not have
any one con-ider. It is a sad memory,
ana I love cheerfulness
To an ob-erver standing in the heart
of the hi-in where is the new Yak
ima, a range of low hill* from ten to
fifteen mile- distant. draw the fuil line
of the horuton. A -harp dip in thi-
I'ircle. at point-, almost due north and
south from each other, marks
where the Yakiuia now make
its entrance from the north and. after
winding back and forth in the per
formance of it- kindly mission to the
farms of the valley, is permitted to
pass out nouthwaru to the Columbia.
It was at this Utter point that John
Shanno. an intelligent <ierman, staked
his claim and built the original town
of Yakima—ju-t under the shadow of
the hill*. He seemed to know what
he was at out for the railroad people
came along after awhile and asked
hiui for certain concessions in con
sideration of which they would build
a Station and take part in furthering
the interests of the little city. Mr.
Shanno figures in this many times told
tide as having, at this, dramatically
pointed at the pa-* and. smiling at the
railroad men informed them that be
knew his advantage-.; the railroad
tini-t come to him; he would give
nothing. Of what followed even the
tenderfoot has heard. Those who re
fused the company's offer to accept
land in the new n>vrn in exchange for
their own anil be moved thither now
form a very quiet little community
where the paved streets that were to
l>e, have become grassy lane-". The
few trades people that remain s,t
in their door ways during the hot
afternoons and watch the trains go by
at just a little greater speed, they say,
than at any oilier point on the road.
The grocer locks his door at mid day
to go fishing and the saddler. W.
York, has turned his shop into a
niusee of old curiosities.
THE SEW VAKIM \
But p-hawwe were to consider
Yakima—the new Yakima. Its streets
are laid out to tit a dream of coming
greatness. The main avenues leading
the way to the north and south pas-es
are 100 and 160 feet across. All are
fringed on each side with yonnsr t'-ee
which are watered by constantly-Mow
ing streams from the great irrigation
ditch. The town has two banks, or
w ill have when the damage of the re
cent fire is repaired—large stores, brick
Mocks, a flour mill, three thrifty and
creditable new-papers, a planing mill,
sash and door factory, churches,
schools, livery stable, a land office,
wagon shops," the "House of Provi
dence" under the guidance of the Si—
ters of Charity, the North Yakima
Academy, a stately court house, a ho.
Tel, (an«"l another in prospect,) law
yers. do-tors and real estate agents.
In view of all these things, at a ban
quet given to celebrate the latest of
Yakima's acquisitions, the Switter
opera house, it was granted that what
is' known its the "Yakima outrage'
had been vindicated. 1 cannot learn
that John Shanno was there.
That Yakima has a pretty future
before it no one can stand upon the
rise we-t of the young city and doubt.
Ixtokim; east over its church steeple
is the Movee Valley. Westward the
eve ranges'up the beautiful valley of
the Ahtanum. To doubt in face of
this view he must declare there is no
virtue in agriculture. Acres anil acres
of what has been demonstrated as the
most productive land in the Territory
i stretches awav, beyond vision, into the
blue distance, "reaching to its extremity
over two hundred square miles of
wonderful farming possibilities. The
Ahtanum Valley itself embraces 12A
miles. The Cowyche Creek Valley
embraces, with the plateau extending
to the TTatrhes. about AO miles. The
valley of the Natches boasts not more
than ten square miles. The Wenas
Valley embraces 30 square miles; the
Helah about seven; the Moxee about
seven; Piets Flat about six and the
Sinicoe, which is held as the Takima
Indian reservation aliout 800. A com
pany of eastern capitalists have filed
articles of incorporation and have put
engineers in the hekl with a view of
putting what is known as Sunny Side
under Irrigation. This means nearly
1000 square miles more of tributary
roUnUTT-
Yakiuia lies in the very center of
all the* valley* then extend away
from or open into it, a* you pleaae.
I So point oI the re*ion named i* more
than seventy mile* di-tant from it.
thi mm.
Exclusive of the Imlian reservation,
which i« also in it." way <and will be
come more and more so a* time roe*),
there l« naturally tributary to North
Yakima about 12U0 square mile* of
farm*—a market for their product- a
baw of supplies for the producer*. It
1* true that the rerie*t fraction of
thi* vast tract is now under cultiva
tion. That U why I say that Yakima
has a pretty future. That L* why it*
most enthusiastic boom re-ident
claims no more for it than 1100 popu
lation. For when all this land is W
ing titled- a matterof not very many
year*. I hope-Yakima will have be
came a city with a very portly, com
fortable and well-to-do "present" onlj.
it will have attained it- irrnwth; it will
1* a staid, proj*r but very beautiful
inland eitv, and »>,•**> peo|Je will live
there The tree* that in their »lim
£outhfuln*ss are now scarcely noticed
> their regular arrsy at proper dis
tance* on each side of the
Street*, will then -tretch forth
their umbrageou* arm* to each
other and the lon* avenues will lead
away under the preen arches north
and'south. pa*t and we-t. everywhere,
a "boundless continuity of -ha«le."'
The farmer will delight to come in off
hi- sun baked fields u> enjoy the luxury
of its street*, its shady porches and
enticing bv-way*. It will have ample
and delightful hotel- beautiful re-i
Jence" and rreeti lawn*, fountain* and
delightful drive*. When the train
frora the ea-t. after their three days
run over the hot prairie- strike*
through the narrow pa-- t» the -octh.
this fore-t cit*. planted in the heart of
the plain, wit! open to the traveler like
a drewm of Eden.
And I cannot help won<ler:nssf at
that triumphant time the oneultiv.«ted
ToK-e of the fro* will r;*e up in the
•treet- of Yakima as free sal 'in- fes!-
lenged as it doe* e»~h spring and nr.-
rati evening of it* j>re*ct hopeful
votsih. Gentle rewdev. did yo« erer
hear an exuberant small boy twist a
ratchet wheel (or bis amusement! If
vow hare, for the purpose of this illus
tration pi esse senftipiv that wheel and
N>y by one million wheels and bov»
similarly ean<el Then take the
noise produced ami ui* it as a basis
for vour imagination to work upon
Py this method you may come within
the ranee of the" seren.nle that every
evening follows immediately a« the
«un goe» down back of Colonel How
lett's peanut farm into the retirement
of the Ahtanam valley. The froo« are
said at these times to be «eated upon
the bank< of the little streams tnat
flow on each side of all the "treet" and
which, apart from their bavin* bank*
devoud to this purpot.*, are a con«L«nt
•Wight The re-uvent* say, tw, that
one who hears ;t every niirht for
gets to notice this noise ami that the
old residents never hear it at all.
The climate of Yakima is the con
stant boast of its citiaens. They de
clare that it is not uncomfortable in
winter, that the >prin* is earlier than
almost any point sH of the moan
tains, and while the summer davs are
liot they are not unbearable, and that
the nights are always comfortable
The products of the toil. which range
from apple-, and Indian corn to iot<ac
co and cotton, are proofs of their
claim*.
CLtWAT*—THS CirtTM-
A good deal of climate is neeessarv
to the raising of peaches, sweet pots
toe", tomatoe-, tobacco and cotton,
and a» Yakima does this it 1- not to I*
wondered at that its citizens love to
• Iwell upon, empha-ixe ami hold up
their climate to 1* admired of strang
ers. Rut thev do live upon cfi
mate alone. The many valley « I have
refered to. oj>en so many ways through
the hill- from all points'of the cotn(>a-s
and they expe< t this fact to make of it
a great railway centre and are already
pointing the way through whi h "hall
come to them the Vancouver. Klu kitat
and Yakima , the Seattle, l.ake Shore
■t Eastern, the branch of the Northern
from Chenev and through the Sloiee.
they say. will run a roa.l to the Colum
bia on an easy era le to conn sic * or
the Salmon river trade.
That they hope one day to be the
capital city of the Territory goes with
out sa\ ing. That tti«- legislature of
last wiuterdid not decree it. so they say,
is not so much the fault of outside
adverse influences as their own de«ire.
When they learned that ihe bill to
that end w'.s .ill fixed so that the im
posing building would lie placed in the
heart of Judge lewis's laiid, and that
he and other- who were pushing the
bill, had taught ail the lots in the
neighborhood, thev (the other citiaens)
simply withdrew their support and let
the little real e-tate enterprise go by
default. They fully expect that the
capital will come to them in good time,
and by its own natural choice.
So, while 1 do not think that Yakima
is the head center of th,- earth, as
mine host would have it, still I thought
it well worth considering. •
THE *IVAI».
There is a well known rivalry I*
tween KUenshurg and Yakima. El
lensbnrg claims more and busier peo
ple and more varied resources. Yaki
ma claims a more favorable location
for railroad communication, more
arable land at its back and la> - -iwcial
sirens on it- climate.
No residents of these respective
towns ever meet that a warm ili-eu
sion of these point* doe- not ensue.
The wind never t ikes up the dust in
the Ktreet- of Yakima but that my
Oerman friend Oinlland gaic< npon it
with apparent sati-!acti.m and specu
lates: " Mine pnitness. how it must
I** blowing in Kllensburg."
Never a guest wines to his house
and goes away without his having
found out if he lias ever l«>en at Kl
iensburg. If he finds that he has at
anv time l»a-n there, he inquires sym
pathetically if it was tut blowing
awful hard at the time. If the stran
ger has never been at Ellen-burg. he
rises in mine host's eves at once, and
he thereupon advises hitn to beware
of the place and its terrible winds. A
few davs ago. he broached this subject
to a young man who happened to 1*- a
resident of Ellensburg. Their wor.lv
encounter that followed ran on until
my friend declared that he had seen
snow on the ground on the Fourth| of
Julv at Ellensburg.
"When was that?" enquired the
stranger.
"Five years ago."
"That couki not I*." said the El
lensburg man. "I have never seen
snow on the ground there in summer
Miioe I lived there."
"Have you lived there so long as
that ? When did you go there?"
"Just five vears ago."
"Then it was six years ago that I
saw that," "aid my friend trium
phantly. ft. I'm* ik.
Ct'RKKVT POLITICAL OFISMOW.
Birmingham Age (Detn.): All good
IVmocrat* should unite on the
Mill* tarifl bill, rub it out and begin
over again.
Chicago Inter Ocean (Rep.); Mel
ville W. fuller may not have the in
dorsement of the Hhort-hair Democ
racy, but he is one of the able«t I>em
ocrats In Illinois, and worthy to grace
the |*>*ition on the supreme bench.
Boston Herald find.): There seems
to he no end to the attempts to smooch
Gov. Hill, of New York. It Is to be
hoi<ed thi* business will not be over
done. Very ordinary people are some
times made heroe* iii tnat way.
Philadelphia Telegram (Rep.): If
Secretary Fain hild should sm-ceed in
his efforts to kill the fractional cur
rencv bill, which is precisely in the
line of the sort of legislation which Is
continually attaining new popularity
in Congress, he will do something
which will reflect credit upon his ad
ministration, and save the public a
great deal of annoyance. There ha*
been no demand for thi* bill except
from the seedsmen, the publisher* of
cheap paper novel*, and posslby a few
other Jealers in cheap packages.
New York Herald, (Ind.): These Re
publican phenomena of "league*,"
••clubs," "Grand Army post*" and the
eudle-s system of political organiaa
tions of which we read every day are
curixu« There is 'organisation"
enough in this over managed party to
govern half a down empire* It
turns. however, upon men, not meas
ures— upon candidates, not principles
—and looks as if the vain mercenary
spirit which prevailed in the lower
Roman rm|«ire governed the legions
that marrbni forlilierty with Liix-oln'*
name on their banners Now the]
march i* for office under the name of
the shrewdest politician who can
wheedle or corrupt a convention.
Atlanta Constitution, (Dem.): The
negro is not now ami never has been a
menace. There is no danger of social
equality and nobody fears it. But
everybody in the south who remember
the results of Republican taisrule and
corruption is afraui of Rcpulili-an
domination in the south. This appears
to l>e a great mystery to the people of
the north, and to a very few people in
the -onth. But there Is no mystery
about it The RepuMt'-an party as ft
formerly existed in the south was a
menace to the section. It was organ-
Lie-1 for the purpose of oppression and
robbery, ami it carried out its p«ir
tsjse* V> perfection. This is the trou
ble- this is the menace. Compared
with it. all other issue-* sink into in
«gnit* an- e The tar-.ff doesn't amount
to a row if pins by ;be aide of it.
It is not cant but the solid tnlh that
be serves his party bet who serve*
bis peopie be»t>'ew York World
-I*T<l
TOL xm— SO. S
A DAY IN CONGRESS.
n. imnr< MNMINM N TB
MTIOMt r&rtTAL.
The II»m «r aw 4 tarslj,
the Senate IHgwifled ud Dull The
tVepartuseato, and Hew They are
kmpd.
W umuKrvoH. April aXh— When I
arrived in Washington the streets
were •* *b>ppy»' and the " pattern the
rain on the roof" could be he an I until
"lumber shut out all of real life and
opened up the mysteries of dream
lam). Hut morning brought -;ir>hine
and the brightest of green "wards in
view in the many parks and lawn* to
be seen all over thi< city.
One coming into a "trail(re city has
a feeling akin to lot>c«omeness, a sort
!of solitude atuidst the gave-t crowd of
unknown fa***- It »as not long that
I was defined to want for familiar
faces. Fsr>t, before breakfast, Kelts,
of the IV.vallup agencv, then Wicker
sham of Tacoma. quickly followed by
three Indians from the reservation, of
"ye ol.let; time acquaintance. and
Jatucs MiNaujrbt soon after. «d more
recent date, yet of a quarter of a cen
turv's contact in the "Western Wilds."
" Me " looks as if he was well fed. not
overworked and g*s»l for many years
of rough and tumble tight in court.
VISIT Tn Til* HOC**.
Of .-ourv the flr*t thing our mast do
in Washington. when congress I- in
session U to visit the two
whether there m much or little to t*
seen or beard. There certainly «i|
jwecious little to l>e h.ar.l in the" sit
ting " of tin- house, except in the -tart,
save that of the sonorous voice of the
clerk in reading the minute- of tlio
preceding day's immtdinip. Nolsvly
j>*id any attention to it, not even the
speaker' I sat in the gallery and
counted hut forty-tier members in their
places, very nearly all talking or clui>-
j>lng the hand- for the familiar eall of
the pages. In the hall on the floor,
and from the adjoining lobbies, there
earn* a dull roar of voice* in conversa
tion, so pronounced as to lead one U>
lelirvr Uul U)kin| vt» thn mam oc
i upation of the a--euiUagc lielow.
Then came a hill for a pension to the
widow of a meritorious ~|li,er .if the
army. The proceeding* were III'I
marked with any decree of decoruiu.
The speaker rapped and rapped and
rapped, yet the noise went on at the
Hiteen minute's speech «■ read - yes,
read- and to which no more attention
was paid than to the tliat was
tentfy blowing outside the capitol
building
Tliere seemed t 11* just a liltle less
noise when Mr. Randall got up to
speak, hut the noise soon broke Out
afresh, while " Mr. S|ieaker" pounded
vigorously and one might say almost
frantically, yet hopelessly until finally
two gentlemen steptwd upon the plat
form ami engaged him in conversa
tion, and - i there was less noise, for
there was loss funding on the "leak
er's table.
Til* *Tt.
Going over to the senate chamber,
the utmost decorum prevailed there,
but a very thin attendance not more
than thirty members in their seats
listening to the reading yes reading—
of a speech by a grave senator again*
the pce-emptlon la* . One would think
these old time national legislator*
would finallv come to throw dull man
uscript away and launch oot into off
hand discussions, but such w«s not
the case today, with the exception of
Mr Kandall. in the hotme, who s|ioku
without notes for a few minutes.
Tlir M.PABTMISTH.
Visiting three d< partmrnts during the
miiiic Jav. revealed the fact that the
"beads" of the department*, are
" heads" only in name—figure head*
in fart the real brains being in th®
under clerks and employe*. It i* here,
that all department*! action originate*;
all departmental business in relagated
to these " thinking machine# " for ac
tion before anything is done by tha
nominal head of the department.
The government *em< to he re
solved into departmental ami commit
tee work for the real executive and the
legislative function*, while the nomi
nal executive and legislative branches
are simplv campaign worker* Ui man
ufactur** political capital. Th# real
work of both bouses I* done in the
committee mom; the real worker* of
either bouse. are the active members
of the committee*, yet when an ap
peal i* to le made to the country at
large for political effect, then the bat
tle, or work, or by whatever name you
may rail it. i* done in open session.
TUX TA»irf MKtMM.
Huch a liattle 1* now in progress, the
formal opening of which occurred yes
terday. 1 wa» present and *at for Bve
hour* In one of the hardest and mo*t
uncomfortable «eat* po**iWe to devi*e,
to listen to two set speeches upon the
tariff question, one patenting the free
trade, the other the protective *ide of
the question
Contrary to tha proceed
ing* of ihe previous day, this
tin marked by reasonable decorum.
The galleries were filled with specta
tor*. The member* generally were In
their seals and the chairman refrained
from pounding upon the table as if he
were mauling rails. The talent dis
played upon the floor was far better
than anything displayed in either boose
of Parliament during the eletting de
bate upon the Irish question, and I
beard several noted men inclodlng
Mr Gladstone himself. The argument
of Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee, was
fiery, declamatory and laborious. He
sweat like a Turk In • but bath, sub
stituting coffee for whisky during tha
nearly two hours occupied in tha de
livery of hi* speech, and had an at
tendant at his side «• manage the doc
uments. Judge Kelly, tha veteran
who has seen the longest service of
anv member of the bouse, questioned
the speaker merrile**ly, and made
several derided hits that brought the
house and galleries down in applanse,
bv hand clapping, which was invari
ably followed by pounding by the
chairman after the applause waa all
over and the noise hail subsided so be
could be heard.
roa raoracTjoa.
' of Michigan, spoke in re
ply of protection. Hi*
that of
spoke
»
ed
gratulatingvH^^^^^^^^^^^^E
the proceeding*
ter the close of
which the applause broke
invariably followed by the pourrfHMfl
each time after it waa all over- the
chairman was simply performing a
duty-not expecting to enforce the
rule of decorum and silence.
This plav of words " up»m the tar
iff bill, and the proposed action on the
measure is the merest sham so far a*
voting upon the measure goes. No
body in or out of rongrew has the re
nvitct thought that the bill will pan*
thi* session, this question being
brought up fur the occasion of argu
ing by this great delating club." which
Cuiipfss is now resolved Into, to >peak
In the "great andienee of sixty mil
tons gt people E. Manna

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