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The Seattle post-intelligencer. [volume] (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, March 13, 1889, Image 3

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ffefket of tke Omly *•*•! Sta
tion on the Paciic C««st.
Ml* Shop* mm* WmmmS Jtaefctoei
Sot Kaonc* Wmnmj Ut Sapale
tke HsHfsrt.
letter to 5. T. Tribune.
6a s Faaxctsco, Feb. 10. Mare
bland navy yard, which is about 2T
from Nu» Francisco, and can
OB j,f be reached after passing all the
batteries in the harbor, this city, I#
one of the prettiest naval stations in
the world—and one of the most one
jg*. It present* the spectacle of an
establishment, fit to do almost any
kind of ship building and repairing
work rusting in inactivity; every
aaaaon *eeirg the extensive plant that
cost million-' become teas valuable.
Far 10 years no work worthy of the
plate or it* equipment ha* been done;
but the lowest depth be* been reached
daring Cleveland's *d ministration
By neglect of all ordinary precautions
costly war vessels and monitors have
been so seriously impaired in vaioe
that it is doubtful whether they can
ever be restored to their old-time
tffwn rv. while uncompleted work
has been injured by exposure to
weather ami neglect of ordinary pre
caution*. This Is the judgment of
tto Q*7*i expert* who have inspected
the yard and given their opinion
igtfix a climate in which open-air
irof t may be carried on the year
lesad. no ship building or repairing
h being prosecuted at Mare Island.
The great shops and docks are lying
idle, and every year sees a deprecia
tion in their value. It ha* also been
shown that the government will lose
the monitor Monadnock, which, in its
uaconipleted state, cost over fI,<QtiO,OQQ,
while Ban F ranciaco is left defenceless,
without a single -hip or fort that could
prevent the entrance to her harbor of
a second-rate ve<**el of any of the
European powers.
rAßaaotrr's ou> rtaosair.
Perhaps the feature of Mare Island
(bat most forcibly impresses the vis
itor with the element of decay that
brood* over the place is the dismantled
hoik of the old flagship Hartford.
This neglected vessel, which i* worthy
of a place by the side of the Victory,
the "Fighting Teraeraire." or of "Old
Ironsides," will probably lie allowed to
rot. Thi* neglect of a vessel with a
recor<l which should make it dear to
every patriotic American, i* the more
paininl when it Is remembered that
the maa who carried the Hartford
throurh the battle smoke of Vicks
barjr. S>w Orlean* and Mobile Bay
was the first commandant of Mare
Island navy yard.
*»rm» or th« iklasd.
The bland, which is calk*! in Span
ish, I Made la Ycgua, was purchased
by the froTernment on January 4, 1R53,
for It f««es the strait, Carqui
net, a name familiar to all reader* of
Bret Harte. ax this ingenious but law
\m romancer ha* __ placed here the
•cetie oi' history "In the GUfOiM
Wood*." Harte eorers the shore op
posjtr Mare tinland with a dense red
vood forest, whereas, the truth of his
tory cum pel* line to star*- that nothing
larger than the low. Knurled, live oak
ever flourished in that ricinit). Ju«i
•Etow the strait t> the pretty town ol
Valleio, which w»s the scene of the
disu-trou-* ferryboat explosion nearly
one year All about the hill* are
roumled with clumps of the lire oak,
that hear the strongest resemblance to
old New Knjclamt anple orchards.
Been at this sea«on, when everything
is a brilliant green, the spectacle'is one
wh:< - b is very pleasing; later in the
rear, when toe dry season i« fairly
wsgua, everything takes on the tawny
yeUow that marks the California land
scape for six months of the vear. Hut
at any time the view from Mare Island
is charming, because of the graceful
sweep of the shore lines and the
beaatv ol the clear stretches of water.
co«roftTA»L* 4HAarras
There is littir' that is Imposing about
Uie first view of Mare Iriind, because
the land is low lyinjc. and even the
hup* dry-dock is barely discernible
frem the steamer's deck. From the
boat-landing a broad avenue leads up
to the commandant's office. To the
rijrht and left are machine shops and
ordnance buildings, storehouse*. etc.,
while along the water front on one
side is the receiving ship Indepen
dence. and on the other the dsman
tied Hartford and the unfinished mon
itor Monadnock. Walking up the ave
nue, which is broad, well-kept, shaded
with acacia and other trees, one coiues
to the commandant's office anil the
officers' residences. The office ha* no
architectural features to call for men
tion, but the houses of the officers bear
a close resemblance to the ri>oruy man
sion-t built bv Philadelphians of 80
years ago. They are of red hrtck.
with green blinds, built ia pain, and
surrounded bv large gardens filled
with roses an«f dowering plants. On
the opposite side of this avenue is a
park. planted to cedar, spruce pine
and is*her ornamental tree". The ef
fect of .this row of massive bouses is
that of a suburban street of some large
fity, and the only martial air is given
by the cannon that serve a« gate post*
and bv the -sentry who paces in front
of the commandant's house.
KVtil.Y DA VS or TH R YA*tv
The yarvl is about two and a half
mile- long and one-half mile wide,
contaimng about 900 acres. It lies
kigi. and dry for the most part, and
kas a very eouable climate. In the
«kl log-books kept in the oonmiand
•nt - office may be found some queer
entrie* concerning earlier days, when
FarTag",t was annoyed with squatter*.
Ht»re is the first entry, in the neat
k»Bii of the old hero: "September lt>.
'•s>l—Commander Parragut took
of the island, and forthwith or
ail of the squatters off Vara,
Gilbert and Antotiio Pintro were their
saine-. Weather clear." And so the
jHeerd ,r\>e* o«t, giving in minute de
the heavy work necessary for the
wtndauon of the station. Farragut
•aa very methodical, for he never
wiled to ncte the weather. Parragut
•ttred until July, Other prorni-
J*®' offi.-er* who have commanded
a* tardare T. O. .Selfridge, T. T.
graven James Alden. John Rogers,
H Russell and George K. Bel-
Tb* l tar*! is well furnished with
wtidingx having '_*S in all. built of
*tek and «t(inp. It has al.<a) a sec
drydock, and a -ton* drydock,
®* latter being capable of docking the
man-of-war. Thi- drvdock is
J®o«t as good an illustration at could
•a afforded of the wasteful ami iilogi
j~ *»Hhods of the government in
«**> arta.r- It was begun in I-*72
WWructed on an antique pattern.
t to endless delays of apprvjwia
gKw, and now. 1». year* after the first
*•»* *t« struck, »is* estimated thwf
*> amre year> will be rwui»4 to
fompkt* the ,iock In this time near
7* KWt>X«D bare <pent. while it
*** *»quip»b» finish :t. It IS
<_. t< ? o< ' rvtf lined with granite &Bf*
I •». innj: ISO ;n width at the top.
«t will admit a vessel of 79 feet
wf\ an<i * 3(5 feet It wan
avT >r, the ducking of the French
** IMquesne. m November
j. ;■* with her armament,
r*" * '***• tons. Vet. despite its
| ftM ;t cannot compare in eth. -
vah the lock, at Norfolk, which
The caw on of the
;*"* dock cost *.15.000. 11 is of
-__ V ?* x «t was allowed to he for two
2?® paint, and since it has
iJ!, ln Potion it has been so neg-
ZZI ~ At it is covered witb r»«t an
01 *n inch in thicknes*. Ex-
pert* who have examined It dadare it
will last only three or tear yews more.
Keen a more mournful spectacle
than that of the dock is famished by
the varies* machine shops and toot
homes Mar by. The yard has a ca
pacity to keep 2000 men .employed,
yet the average namber of workmen
i for the part 10 years is only about 450
men, white at present a begjrariy force
of abont 200 is at work. In the joiner
shop, which tued to give work to 150
men. there are now none, the deserted
work benches extending in long rows
on each side of the great room. In
the iroa-piailug shop, which was built
ifi years ago, arid which is a bonding
200x30 feet, with a wing £»s*» feet,
there is net a single tool. Onlv an oid
wagon occupies the house It i» esti
matod that t WOjOm expended for
tools in this and other «faop*
would nave pot the yard
in eondition for building ' the
Charleston. A* it is, it eosts *3OOO per
month, besides the salaries of officers,
to keep the yard rnnniag. white scarce- j
ly any work is being .lone for the
navy. The foundry boiler and ma- 1
chine shops, smithy, work-hop for j
yard and docks, *awm£U and construc
tion workshop#, are ali practical]y
deserted. Some erf the heavy ma
chinery in tine yard consist* of one
30-ton, one 10-ton and one 5-ton steam
hammer in the smithy, and a pair
of shear* supposed to be capable of
raising WO tons. About the oniy real
work that has been done during the
la*i year ha* been the making of good
, roads about tne yards. Formerly the
roads were *loujrtis in which loaded
teams mired to the hubs as soon a*
the wet season set f.i; now several of
the road * *re like Kngiisb tarn pikes.
The rredit «rf this great improvement
i* due to the executive officer of the
Along the water front of the yard
are the old Independence, used a* a
receiving *hip; the Iroquois, the Mo
nongahela and the Monadnock. The
Hartford lies in the stream. Several
months ago it was hoped that an ap
propriation would he granted for the
repair of Farraeut s old ttagrdup. the
Hartford, hot Bourbon economy
crushed this hone. Meanwhile the
fhip was dismantled in order to find
out what would be the cost of redttiog.
and now she looks wor*e than when
•be came back from New Orleans.
Everv rit> is bare, the oakum ia com
ing out of her sides, and *he presents
a sight that would make any one who
«*ver sailed on her grieved to see. Her
timbers are *till sound, showfng the
honest work that went into her, but
much of the repair work done on bar
wa* slovenly. It i« doubtful now
whether the Hartford will ever be re
a aositoa acmso oct.
The iron monitor Monadnock was
•hipped out here from Sew York in
1K75, bat she «ra- not launched until
IMS. Her frame in complete, but it ia
estimated that $2,000,000 would be re
qnlred for her completion to rereire
guns. The necretarv doe* not beiiere
in iron Teasel* of the monitor type.
He bu refused, until quite recently,
to expend <»n construction or repair of
these re*«el* one dollar of the &,000,-
000 appropriated by congress for the
purpose. AU the plans hare been
drawn for the machinery and arma
ment of the Monad nor k, but the pres
ent outlook L< that «he will he where
she i« until rnst eat* her up. when she
will be sold for old junk.
.\rrea a lohg carta*.
The IroqouU.once the swiftest vessel
in the I'nited States navy, and noted
for her success in overhauling block
ade-runners, returned a year ago from
a cruise, having been nearly six years
at sea. mainlv in the South Pacific, but
•*<> welt was she taken care of by Lieu
tenant-Commander Price that after
her long commission she was found in
good condition. Her bottom was
found to be sound, and it i* estimated
that from s»*>,OU©to |J»0,000 will put her
in good repair. Much of the requisite
repairs have been done to her. but ow
ing to scarcity of funds she is likely to
remain at the* yanl for another year.
Out in the stream is the monitor
Camanche, which is the only vessel at
Mare Island which, it is alleged. can
be counted on for service at "hort
notice. *ay four months. No officers
are. however, attached to the vessel,
and she i * taken care of by enlisted
men only * consequently her assumed
efficiency is not to I* relied on. The
oaly prospect of ship-building in the
near future Is the construction of a
ferry boat, to be run by the govern
ment Irtween Vallejo and the navy
yard, by which the workmen will be
relieved"of a monthly tax of $2 each,
now paid to tbe private owner of the
Benjamin. William Heavy, and Ben
jamin, Jr.
St. Y Pre**.
Patriots all can take comfort in the
elevation to the Presidency of an hon
est man, who connects ua by but two
intervening links with the Declaration
of Independence. At the beginning
of our first century of freedom Benja
min llartison ot Virginia was battling
for liberty in the Continental Con
gres; just fifty years later, William
Henry Harrison, his son, was fighting
for the liberty of the South American
Republics and for justice to the aged
heroes of two wars in the American
Congress, and exactly fifty years later
-till, Benjamin Harrison, the great
grandson, in the same American Sen
ate. was battling for territorial free
dom and for complete citizenship to a
disfranchised race.
Some interesting points of resem
blance in the lives of thi- family trio
of patriots may be called to mind.
Benjamin Harrison of the revolution
was governor of 'be then foremost
state in the Union, when our lile as a
nation began. a half century later
William Henry Harrison was made
president of the United State*, as the
popular choice of the mass of the peo
ple . and at the close of our century of
constitutional government the third
| distinguished Harrison is chosen the
|chief of slate, with a generous, gen
eral acquiescence.
The first Harrt*on was the close per
sonal friend of the great Washington
bim*elf; the ->econd Harrison received
his first and his se*ond commission in
the regular army of the United State*
from the hand of Washington, and
the third Harrison was commis
sioned to fight the battle of
hi* country by our later Wash
ington. Abraham lincoln. The eider
Henjamin Harrison wa* for 14 year*
in the -ervice of his state and countrv;
his illustrious -on *a* for 38 years in
the civil service and for eight years in
the military -ernce of his state and
nation while the younger Benjamin
Ham-on ha.- served his country for
four years in the field, six year* in the
-enate. and has been chosen to -erv? I
it at lea-t four years more in the high-1
est position it is possible for an Am
erican to win.
In moral courage and in personal
bravery, in an unselfish and patriotic
devotion to d sty and to country, in
a certain itupreirnabie virtue and rock
like integrity, and in a firm. «teadfa>t
adherence to principle, toe three most
distir.rui-hed of the Ham
family are alnio#i preciselv alike.
Tht immortal »:gner» signed tne dec
laration with halters about their
Barks ' (.eneral William Henry Har
rison *as continuously under fire in
everv battle in which he took part.
At Tippecanoe the hotte-t fire for two
hoars was from a thousand rifles
aimed l>y Indian warriors,almost every
one of *b«m knew hira by >cht. and
Oenera! Benjamin Harr son at Resaca
and in many other actions t»c*d
bravely the per.i of instantaneous
death tiovemor Harnson of Vir
ginia rave up h * private fortune to
■eet the needs of the patr.nl caa-e.
and Oovernor Harrow of li.tiiana.
; when madev-ommander ia chief of Use
army of the Northwest, «otd his pri
property to meet th- demands
anon hi* hospitality and his chanty.
He left an honorable inheritance o#
P°»wty to hi* children aad erandchfl
although he might have made
miliums ont <rf bispuhhc pocttkxu.
The present Harrison sacrificed his
law ntanew to enter the amy, end
like Wfieid. ha* known what it is to
W kenorabivtpoor. All the Harrison*
past and rontemporary hi-tory tell*
a*, were and are sraeefal and ffuent
public speakers. mild mannered bat
strong willed, tessaou* hearted and
much jnven to charitable deed*. good
othodox fceiievers. and universally
Sored Iw those who knew them best
tm rv a rer ratios ball.
Cleveland'* Isriy m 4
act ia Suji*( Away.
Chicago Tribune.
Ttiere is hardly a woman in the j
rai ted Bute* and few men that are |
not grieved by President Cleveland '* \
last official act—his forbidding hi* j
wife to attend the inauguration hail i
Republican? or Democrat* all will so-!
dally deplore the fact that the 121-
feelisg of the man got the better of
the dignity of the president and led
hiai to do an ungracious act which
hits hardest the one who is nearest
and dearest to him. Mrs Cleveland has
never attended an inauguration hall. A
Late marriage cheated her out of the
first one. and now her husband'* sufit
inesi deprive- her of the pleasure of
attending one of which ahe would be
the chief attraction. Were she there,
for once the setting would outshine
the rising sun. She would be the
belle of the ball, bbe would carrr off
I the kroner* .She would be the one to
whom all men would bow and whom
! all women would admire. Though a
discrowned queen she would reign su
preme. and the last memory of the
Cleveland administration w'ofld be
the vision of a beautiful and graceful
woman wbo<e husband's defeat hud
not deprived her of her sweet temper,
her power to piease, nor her unbound
| ed personal popularity.
When precedent,* are broken
through it should be to make women
| happy, not to cause them tears. In
this caw the precedent* were violated
! bv Mr. Cleveland, and his wife suffers.
[ This is inexcusable in a husband, un
pardonable in a pen tie man, and a
I blunder ta a president Who should be
above all display* of per»onal chagrin.
He may be bard hit bv his defeat, but
he should be too proud to show It,
least of all at the expense of hi* wife.
Four years ago Gen. Arthur attended
the iraugu ration ball given in honor
of Preaident Cleveland. His sister
and the wive* of his cabinet officers
accompanied him. It may cot have
been pleasant for him to attend what
was in one sense hi* own funeral cere
mony. but President Arthur knew
what bis position required of him, and
besidoa that he was by nature and
training a gentleman. Ihe precedent
set bv this accomplished man of the
worid might safely have been followed
by Cleveland. The ball is not given to
exult over his defeat. He would not
appear there as a captive at the char
iot wheels of the victor. He would be
the retiring president doing honor to
the incoming one, and such Jj* the
natural courtesy of Americans, such
their feeling of sympathy for the under
dog. that they would have been more
respectful to the parting than to the
coming guest.
S*tr*Urjr Proctor's War Record
Col. lied field Proctor it of Revolu
tionary parentage. His grandfather.
Capt. Leonard Proctor, fought under
Washington at Trenton and Mon
mouth and other battle-fields of the
Revolution, and after the close of the
struggle fer American independence,
vent to Vermont a* one of the pio
neer* and founder* of the old
town of Cavendish. Col. Proctor was
born in Proctorsville. in that town.
He grtduated at l>artmouth college
and at the Albany law school. Com
menced practice at the bar in ISK*. and
when the war broke out was a law
partner of his cousin, Judge Isaac P.
lied field, of national eminence in his
Erofession in Boston. Relinquishing
is flattering prospects of professional
success he entered the anny as quar
termaster of the Third Vermont regi
ment. He was for a time on the staff
of Major-Oen. "Baldy" Smith, and
then appointed major of th e Fifth
Vermont regiment. At the end of a
year Im* resigned in consequence of se
rious and prolonged illness. On Sep
tember '26, 1883. he was elected colonel
of the Fifteenth Vermont regiment,
and served with bis regiment through
out its entire term of service, and was
regardfd one of the best colonels in
the aerrite. Since the war he Mhs oc
cupied tbe following positions in his
native state Representative, state
senator, lieutenant-governor and gov
ernor of the state. He is the largest
marble dealer in the world, beintr at
the bead of tbe Rutland, West Rut
land and Proctorsville marble compa
til* Career of John 1. Thoriton.
John M. Thurston was born in
Montpelier. Vt., in 1*47. Ilia father's
family moved to Madison. Wis., ia
1854, and he grew up in Wisconsin.
He was graduated from Wayland Uni
versity at the age of "Ji "His father
went "out in the First Wisconsin cav
alry and dietl in the service in l*» St.
After that time he worked on a farm
in summer and went to school in
winter. The entire year of lSb5, when
18 years years old, he drove a wagon
for a wholesale crocerv hou.-e in Chi
cago. He was admitted to the l*r in
Hl*. He went to Omaha, Neb., and
ha< been practicing law there ever
since. He has held the offices of
alderman, member of the legislature,
city attorney, presidential elector in
ISHO. chairman of the Nebraska delega
tion to the Republican national con
vention and is at present general at
torney oi the Union Pacific railway
sy*tecu. His wife was a nice of Judge
Mot tirttiue Their Slur* of Glory.
From tbe st. Paul Pioneer Press.
Congressman Springer -See here,
Cox, us J*euiocrat- are not getting
much enniit for our herculean efforts
in securing the admission of Dakota,
Congressman Co*— How so*
Congressman Springer— Why , 1 see
that the legislature at Bismarck
greeted the news with -ome kind of a
«ong about ' Praise <»od From Whom
All Blessing* Flow."
An Kpigrsm bjr Mr. Evart*.
From the Albany Journal.
Senator Evarts vimmed up the mat
ter when he -aid to-day: "This will
be an adaains-tration (or Republicans
to swear l>v ami not to swear at."
Not a Chicago Hneer. fir her.
From tbe cynica: Kansas City Star
When lien. Noble geta into the cabi
net St l>>uis will have something to
blow abocit beside* its big bridge.
Bi*Mnarea'« i'citlßft*
When Prince Bismarck recently
took pari in the debates of th" land
iac it wa< tut: «d that, contrary to
custom, lie repeatedly spoke of Dep
uty Rtchtttr as Deputy Eugen Rkhter,
laving special -tress ou bis foe's Chris
tian niM. Hereby hangs alittletale,
which once again confirms the obser
vation that Bnnce Bt*marvk is ia
nothing *c» colossal as in his pettiness.
Kichter. title Radical. had committed
the crime of speak mg. not of Count
Hismirck but of fount Herbert Bis
marvk. a lamiiiarity which the loving
father of the utter found it necessary
to at once repudiate in the above man
ner When hs« offence was pointed
oat to him Kichter explained at once
that his o* iect had been to distinguish
between Herbert BUmank and bis
brother, who is also a count, both
brothers being concerned ia the
, uestion which was being debated. As
Kichter has! no desire of annoying the
chancellor he left Herbert oat and
s raplv *a»l "Count Bismarck," where
upon his bghness forthwith dropped
the "EufMk,' well satisfied with nis
The Billpeeter and tke Newspaper
are Kitai Advocates.
Bwt—pi'i r«-a|»lp and Vlctwrjr—
tk* Ketwraa toa la.
Psris Letter in aaa Fraasiaee Chronicle.
An election at Pirii is about as ani
mating a spectacle as one is often
privileged to witness. especiaily when
there are so many eon flirting interests
at nake. so many personal hatreds to
gratify. so many persocs who with to
express their discontent, they do not
care how, and a noisy and criminal
element that comes to fee surface
every time there is a prospect of
trouble in the afreets. Incase of a va
cancy in the chamber of deputies from
death or resignation, the law require*
that it shall be filled within three
months. The filing of the date rests
with tbe government, and may be the
following weefc if the president of the
cabinet is so disposed The decree of
tbe council is placarded on the public
bundinsr* about Paris to the extent that
«eem» necessary, and the candidates
and their supporters and agents go to
work, filling their newspapers with
able articles or persona! abuse. Con
tracts for printin? posters are given to
certain printm* establish meets,
and the public building* of
Paris, the pedestals of the stat
ues and other public monuments,
soon become great masses of white,
mi. veiiow. blue or green paper, on
which a gaping public may read the
promises and good qualities of one can
didate and the utterly base and atro
cious chsracter of his opponent. The
buiidinjr* that can be thus used are the
Palais Bourbon, where sits the cham
bef of deputies; th* Luxembourg.oc
cupied by the senate; tbe market",
the buildings occupied by tbe different
departments of the government, the
opera houses, the colleges, the public
libraries, the Bourse, ana a few others.
The churches, though they belong to
tbe state, are excepted. The walls are
not assigned according to space, and
each candidate, when space fails,
| simply pastes his own po«ters over
those' of tbe rival candidate, which
causes rows among the bill-stickers
and the expenditure of an immense
amount of money in printers' ink and
As to tbe tone of the Paris press
during an excited political campaign,
it can nardly be said of it that it is
more energetic than that in America
during a presidential canvass, but it
is different as regards a certain part of
it. Some French newspapers sav
things that in an American journal,
no matter what its standing, would be
regarded as mean and contemptible.
Rocbefort writes in a 'train and uses
expressions of which Herr Most and
the Widow Parsons would be ashamed.
A large class of the people, espe
cially the unemployed and Ticiou-s.
read nothing but the' posters, not hav
ing even the son necessary to buy the
hkir*tnsigtnni or the Corarvlt.
The posters during the recent elec
tion were a curious study. Those of
the Republicans, without saying much
about Jacques except that tie was the
candidate of the republic, gave in de
tail the historv of Boulanger for the
last vear and a half. They described
him as a soldier without the habit of
obedience, a politician without a pro
gramme, a revisionist without daring
to specify what he meant by the term,
opposed to a parliamentary system
without knowing what he wanted in
its place; a pretended Republican,
while he was nothing and could do
nothing without the votes of the Roy
alists and Imperialists, who were
openly and shamelessly supporting
bun. ' They showed him up as a mon
umental liar, who should long ago
have disappeared from view under a
load of public opprobrium. The affairs
of the Due d'Aumale was rehearsed in
full. When Boulanger was colonel
he applied to the I>uc d'Aumale,
at that time his superior officer,
to assist in advancing him to the
grade of ireneral. The favor was
accorded by the duke, who re
tained the letters that Colonel Bou
langer wrote to him. When Bou
langer of war he was
active and unrelenting in exiling mem
bers of the families that had ruled in
France. The Due d'Aumale would
not have gone with the others had be
not in a moment of anger written a
tetter that offended the Government.
After leaving France, the Due d'Au
male. enraged at the ingratitude with
which he bad been treated by Bou
langer, gave one or two of the letters
to the Figaro, which published them.
The General denied their authenticity,
and claimed even that the exprev-ions
use«i did not sound like him. Then
the Figaro printed fac similies of the
letters which finally compelled the
avowal that they we're genuine. Ail
the Conservative journals that are
now parading Boulanger then treated
him in the most contemptuous
manner, and Paul de Cassagnae said
even that such a man wa> capable of
anything. Now he is with Boulanger,
not as an end, but as a means. a« a
sort of catapult to break down the
walls of the republic. This story was
placarded with the letters and the de
nial of the general in parallel columns.
Nothing in his history was omitted—
his shooting down the communists
needlessly when he entered Paris with
the army of Versailles, his weakness
for the priests, his pretending that he
had nothing to do with pressing his
candidature while he was still in the
army, though his dispatches were
published showing that he was all the
time secretly encouraging his friends
to pu-h candidature. One phrase
wa- u*ed which irritated the Boaian
gist* more than any other, "No more
Nfdans." intimating that if Boulang«r
were elected war with Germany
might be expected, with another dis
memberment of the . ountrv.
On the contrary, the llouiangist
posters -et forth bow the general had
shed his blood for his country: how
aesj-erattjiy he desired that the pres
ent parliament should he dissolved
and the constitution revised; how
fondly he loved hi" companions in
arms," the working classes. the em
ployes of the government in all depart
ments, whose salaries were too small,
and how he hoped that all the discon
tented. no matter in what class they
were to be found, would come to him
for consolation as to a new savior.
Extracts from his speeches were
given, which I saw the policemen
reading attentively, tnough they
were not remarkable either for
st>ie or matter. In fact Rou
ianger has personally written little
of tne oratorical or book matter that
has been attributed to him or has ap
peared under his name.
The Boulangists decided at the be
ginning of the campaign to bold no
meetings, or very few. unless they
were entirely partisan. On the con
trary, nearly all the workingmens or
ganizations. in which are found all the
best, the most intelligent of the work
ing ciasses. held numerous reunions,
several of which I attended. The
persons present at these were in mo»t
eases nine-tenths Republicans. The
speakers were nearly ail Republican
and the resolutions almost invariable
in the same sense. They were always
fairly conducted. The officers we're
Republican as a general thing, and j
after every Republican orator had
-poken a fvcuiangist was called upon
to ret«iv. But bone-t discussion wa
not what the Rouiaagists wanted
All that they desired was to howi.
"Vive Boulanger!* and "Dtgwiotton l l
Revision 1" and to break up the meet-.
ing. While the speeches made by the
Republican speakers, whether by men
of education, workingruen. or So
cialists, were invariably sensible,
logical and often eloquent, those of
their opponents were weak and con
tained tittle more than the party
catchword* which have so far formed
the stoik in trade of the leader him
The posters were usually affix*!
twice a day by e*cb party. As the af-
te dariug the eaarass was about
IJOe.OEO 1 placed mete* bv side
they would have extended a distance
!of 50® mites, it is easy to *ee Oat it
; did aot take Toc sr to cover the svag
ahte space, which was the basement or
srst-stery wall* of the public buildings
and the pedestals of the monuments.
Then they began to paste them ever
one another. The bill-sticker* oi Bou
langer wouH pass about noon and in a
tew minutes cover *VO feet of longi
tudinal wail. Those of Jar.uses would
pass a few minutes later and cover
these entirely, or affix smaller ones
transrer-ely. Perron* would pass im
mediately after, and. accenting to
their sympathies, tear off the posters
before they were dry. or deface them
with canes or umbrella*. Gamins
would tear off the signatures of Bou
langer and affix them t > those of
Jacques, or rice ver*a. making a
laughable confusion. The battle be
»ame every day more furious. There
were often personal encounters be
tween the aiil-ponters. and in the
places most frequented bv the public a
crowd of several hundred idle and en
eous individual* followed to seethe
sport. This was especially the case at
the Bourse, the opera hou*e. the Bank
iif France and the Place de la Concorde.
Ladders soon came into requisition,
and on certain building*, as the insti
tute. which is conspicuous on the
quay, nosters were placed far up on
tecrißd story. Still, this took time,
and the stickers general!v preferred
the iirst story, as they were able at the
fame time to cover those of the rival
candidate. When the canvass closed
l»er*ons were seen polling of the post
ers to count the number super; m-!
which was often as many a* 2f>
at the Bourse and Central market.
Dunr.g the last day or two of the cam- i
paign it often happened that the post
er* were covered by the rival
before one wa* a't>le to rewl them, and
there would be a row in consequence
In the confusion of the winding up
advertisers took advantage erf the sit
uation to make the public acquainted
with the superior quality of their
wares .caricatures appeared on the
walls, and private appeal* to the
]>olitieai prejudices of the people, usu
ally in small form, gave variety to the
larjre-lettered posters and served as
slight diversion te the excitement
which never laeked humorous feat
Up to the last moment both parties
were confident of success, though
neither expected a large maioritv.
The newspapers, several of which had
been giving away a large part of their
edition, together with pamphlets and
portraits in great profusion, made ex
traordinary efforts for collecting the
news and* getting out extras. The
Matin employed 250 special reporters
and provided" them each and ail with
carriages or velocipedes. The day
passed off quietly. Ballots were dis
tributed at each polling place, much as
in America. Newspapers and pamph
lets were given away, and
the affixing of posters con
tinued a* u«ual up to nearly the
time of closing the polls, which was 6
o'clock. It is easy counting ballots in
Paris, there being only one name on
each, and the polling places being nu
merous. The result was known as
foreseen at 9 o'clock, and before mid
night the vote of nearly every arron
dissement in detail. As the weather
was uncommonly pleasant for the sea
son, every body was on the streets and
all the newspapers, or the greater part
ot them, printed extras. The scenes
before the office of the Bonlangist
newspapers were like those of the time
of the elections in the royalist depart
ments. only a little more so, and
there were more Royalists and Im
perialists in the streets than usual at
such times.
Popping in a Popped Suit: "You
smile, darling. Let me hope you are
smiling on my suit." "Well, not
exactly. I was smiling' at that little
ticket on your suit, with pledge M,-
630 upon it. '—Pirk Me Up.
*• Don't you want a man of mind
when you marry?" asked a K-treet
girl of a friend. "Not particularly.*'
was the reply. "I want a man to
mind, though' and if he doesn't—well,
he'll hear from roe pretty qaick."—
Waxkingtim Critic.
Old Lady (who has bought a stamp,
to drug clerk*—"Will you please lick
that stamp for me, young man?"
Clerk—"Excuse me. madam, but I'm
not very well this morning, and the
boy who has charge of that depart
ment ha* gone out for a soft-shell crab
and a small bottle of wine."— Epoch.
Young wife (in boarding house to
husbandV—"See, George, I have
washed out a couple of handkerchiefs
this morning and saved ten cents
laundry." «»eorge (enthusiastically)
—"You are a little treasure. I
am going right out now and buy an
extra cigar. Economy is wealth."—
St. Pun I Pioneer
A Gentle Hint—"lf you don't want
me to know where you've been. Henry,
when you come home this way," said
a wife" to her late and somewhat de
moralized husband, "you had better
run up stairs when you* are coming to
bed." "Why sho, 'm dear?" 'HBe
cause by running up stairs you will
lose your breath."— Benton Courier.
Not for Sport Grocer (to clerk>—
"What are you doing there, Henry ?"'
Henrv—"l "am picking the dead flies
out of these dried currants." Grocer
—"You just let 'em alone. Do you
suppo«ie I am running this business
for tun ? Do you think that I come
down here early at morning and toil
all day just for the spirit of the thing 4
You let those flies alone." — Arkantau
Mrs. Wiatlow's Soothing Syrup for chil
dren teething, la the prescription of one of
the best female nurses and physicians in
the I nited State*, aad baa been used for
Forty years with never failing success by
millions of mothers for their children.
Dariag the process of teething, its value is
Incalculable. It relieves the child from
en, cares dysentery and diarrbiea, giip
jin the bowels, and wind oottc. By giv
ing health to the child, it rests the mother.
Price. 25c a bottle
Administrator's Notice.
will on Thursday, the 14th day of
March, A. D. IS®, at the how? of 10 o'clock
a a., at the eoart hoase door, sell at pnb
de aartton to the highest ladder for cash
seven 7) h<»rses, five (5) wagoas. one bag
gy, taree ($} sets of haraeat, one cow ana
call. seven CT) hogs, twenty four >Mi chick
ens. aad all the macbiaery. fix tares, and
famish it. jo bekmcing to the Seattle Acam
laandry. Also all the furniture famish
ing*. and fixtures of the honse connected
with said i.eatiie steam Laandnr And
all the pcracaal property be'.ooctne to the
estate of sconce A. Bas'ter, deceaaed
Admlaistrawr of the estate of George A
Easier, deceased.
62 and 63 Boston Block,
£*ATTU, W. T.
Telephone TO: P. 0. Box 111 A.
Piru »
"Lodging House,"
Central Location.
Sami aid Jaies Streets. ~
Cheap, Doing Good
"Cigar Store,"
On Front Street.
Cheap Bent
"Butcher Shop,"
"Grocery Store,"
Big Bargain.
With Long Lease,
Don't Forget
East Seattle!
& CO,
SecQid aii Jim Streets,
In Olive addition, within two
blocks of Jackson Street
Cable Road. All cleared,
level and accessible.
Baxter Addition, 18 lots,
within three blocks of Cable
road. Graded street and
Ycsler's First Addition on
Yesler avenue, three lots,
block 31.
Hotel and two lots on
Jackson street, $7,000. $5,-
000 cash, balance one year.
Eighty acres, section 35,
township 25 north, range z
east, SI2OO.
House and lot, Jackson
street addition. House, five
rooms, one story high, S6OO
cash, balance in monthly
House and two lots, Jack
son street addition. Two
story house, six rooms, barn;
lots cleared and fenced. One
block from Cable Road.
SISOO cash, balance one year.
Four-room house and lot,
Baxter addition, $550 cash,
balance on time.
Four lots, Eden addition;
60x128 each.
Forty acres, section 12,
between Woodland and Gil
man Parks. High land, lewd,
partially cleared, with good
▼iew of Lake Union, Salmon
Bay and Sound.
Forty acres adjoining
Smith's Core, section 15; on
high plateau overlooking
Pleasant Valley addition
and Hiawatha Park.
Eighty acres, section ja,
township 25 north, range 5
east, near Kirkland, $75 per
One hundred and sixty
acres, section 28, township
26 north, range 5 east, in 5
and 10-acre tracts. This
land is well adapted for hay
and fruit. Fourteen acres
in cultivation; with good
house and barn.
Juernd Smi street*.
Seattle, - W. T.
*u kT
Less Ulan Wholesale Prices
Of all kind*, including
Are going at lower rates than mr be-
fore in tba city.
And all other article* remaining in
stock are offered cheaper than ever.
These goods most be got rid of, as the
store is soon to does, aid if
Are wanted, they must be
Cheap Lots
Ford's Addition
Snohomish City, Wash.
A During and D»y Scbai
Tzuxumih, W. T.
The Soroivi Term of this real begine
February 4, IS©.
The success of the present rcanage
ment is sbown by the fart that UM
number of pupil* attending h*» more
than doubled since the begincing of
the year.
■t Rev. J. A. Paddock, Rifrctor.
W.O.T»ler, W. P. Prtchikrd,
Raw. L.H. Wells, Fred'c Mottec
Pupil* m*y enter at any tins#, pay
ing for the balance <>f the term.
For terra* and furthe? particular*
PFLPORI) Head Matter.
Baiteir'i Salwa Ket Tlnads!
And Lines, Srtlla*. Maes, Poaafe «a 4
Traps of rrery ii««crtedoe Fish Hooka,
liMS. Twtaes, arte.
•19 Market Utrnt tmm rraanlsss.
Sole A*ent« far U» Mfc G«s*i
The fid Regimen} Ansory
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All Untf« of Man* buM MM
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