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SPENCER'S FEE BILL.
County Clerk's Idea of Proper
Compensation.
tO COVER COST OF THE OFFICE.
Opposed to the "Lamp BOB" System
of Faying Preliminary Costs-Let
ter to Senator Forrest.
The difficulties constantly arising over
the present system of charging and collect
ing clerk's fees in the superior court are
•ought to be remedied by a bill sent by
Clerk W, B. Spencer to the legislature.
The following letter written by Mr. Spen
cer and sent to Senator Forrest with the
bill, explains the situation fully:
I band yon herewith a copy of the fee list,
Which I have this day mailed Senator Km near,
asking him to confer with Senator Dyer, and
nave Senator Dyer if possible loin him in pre
senting this fee bill as a substitute for the bill
presented by Senator Dyer, which as I under
stand has been torn to pieces and a very small
portion only of the original bill being left;
therefore I should think Senator Dyer should be
oulte willing to assist in putting this bill before
the Senate in proper light 1 have given this
matter very careful study and have eut the bill
down to the very lowest amount possible to re
ceive a sufficient revenue to pay the labor bill
of the clerk's office and give a service to the pa
trons of the courts that would be anything like
Satisfactory.
1 am very sure that this bill will give more
general satisfaction than the "lump sum" bill
as presented by Senator Dyer, which placed the
large corporations and others continually liti
gating on same basis with those that settle their
(roubles with very little expense to the county,
which naturally would place a premium upon
the large litigant* at the expense of those less
able to stand litigation, while it actually should
fee the reverse.
I have had the Judges, prosecuting attorney
and a mat xr ny of the members of the bar
practicing before thia court examine this bill,
and they invariably express themselves as being
very well satisfied with it saying, "It is a very,
very reasonable fee list and should meet with
Ho opposition whatever."
What seems to have brought about this "lump
•am" proposition was to avoid paying in ad
vance to the clerk the small amounts as pro
vided by the present fee law. which you will
note is overcome by the clause providing for
deposits by plaintiff and defendant and no
lurthtr payment nntil final judgment or decree.
As you are aware, 1 have bad considerable ex
perience in managing clerical forces, and will
•ay that if this fee list is reduced in the least, it
Will work a hardship in the clerk's oflicc nnd
tipon all persons transacting business with the
clerk's off ice, for in case it is reduced the reve
nue will not meet the labor expense alone of the
office, and naturally the county commissioners
Will cut the amount of salary or the number of
employes, which would result in poor service,
cither from overworked employes or through in
competency brought about by small salaries.
1 had hoped in leaving the employ of the
northern Pacific Railroad C'ompauy ana coming
. over among my friends, 1 would not again be
placed in such position that I would be com
pelled to put up with half-paid employes and
crowd the very life out of them to Ixs able to
keep the work in anything like satisfactory
nape, and I trust that it is not the sense of this
legislature to place tho county ofliccrs in any
Mich predicament.
Kindly do what you can to secure the passage
ot this bill, for, without a doubt, it will give
bMter satisfaction to all interested than auv
••lumpsum" proposition that may be offered,
for this bill la based upon the amount of service
Tendered.
.1 find In going through the records that nearly
Suslf the cases that come before this court un
der the present fee law are disposed of and the
clerk's feea, not exceeding more than |5 nnd
often dismissed with charges not exceeding
93.23, while In the remaining esses the clerk's fees
run all the way from 910 to $l5O, and surely you
would not call a fee bill equitable or fust
that would place a man who has received a
service on the same basis with and cause him
to pay the same amount as the
party who has received a 1150 service,
and again under the present fee law, during the
month of January, the employes of this office
earned and collected but 9130 more than their
■claries, (and they were busy all the time), which
1« a very small margin, especially when you
consider that the commissioners paid out some
thing over 9300 for stationery, say nothing of
light and fuel and nearly 91,000 to jurors, etc.,
(not mentioning the judges' salaries) during the
Same period. Would it not be well to consider
carefully who should pay all these expenses, the
taxpayer who attends to his affairs carefuilv and
avoids litigation or those who make a business
of placing irregularities in the way and eter
nally litigating.
In my opinion it would seem better to place a
premium upon non-litigants who give their bus
iness careful attention and a tax u|«>n litigants,
and in this way reduco the expense of the
county.
It might be well to mention here that the fee
bill I mall you herewith is figured upon the
labor expense of the office only, aud nothing
for books, stationery, light and fuel or Jury ex
pense, and trust that it will receive careful con
sideration by you, and that you will work for
it* becoming a law. This or any other fee bill
will not affect me financially, either one way or
the other, since my salary is fixed by law, and
not changeable during this term of office.
However, will say 1 am interested in seeing that
parties doing basioess with the clerk's office re
ceive a satisfactory service, aud go away satis
lied with the service rendered them, which
could not be in the event of overworked or
poorly paid employes.
The fees suggested by Mr. Spencer for
•uperior court business are as follow* :
For filingcomplaint, petition, pica, demur
rer, affidavit, exhibit or any other paper
In each cause, each $ 10
For issuing capias, attachment, execution,
certiorari, supersedeas, habeas corpus,
Information, mandate, writ of error or
replevin or any otheroriglnal writ, each . 1 00
For entering appearance of either party,
personally or by attorney, charged but
■once 25
For docketing each case, to be charged but
once 25
For entering return on any writ 26
For docketing appeals from Justice of peace
court 1.00
For writs for each special venire for jurv,
charged in each cause tried... l 00
For swearing witnesses, each 15
For receiving ]>anel and swearing jury 2a
For entering claim of each witness for bis
attendance 15
For entering Judgment, recognizance, spe
cial rule, continuance, discontinuance,
retraxit, rule of {reference, allowance ot
writ of habeas corpus, confession of judg
ment or default or consent, ruie or plea,
notice of appeal to supreme court, includ
lug liret folio, or less 50
Recording each additional folio 20
for taxing costs. ao
or entering satisfaction 50
For entering surrender of principal by bail,
exouerator canceling bail bond, discharge
of recognisance, Issue joined motion, non
suit, report of referee, judgment upon any
issue of law or facts or on report of referee,
•tppeals from inferior court, ap]>eals to
higher court and acknowledgments in
cluding first folio or less. f>o
Recording each additional folio 20
For taking affidavits, each without seal 25
For taking affidavits with seal attachments,
each 60
For writing affidavits, per folio of one hun
dred words "5
For taking depositions, per folio 2u
For issuing subpeenas, four names 50
For issuing subpoenas, each additional name 10
For calling and swearing talesman .. 15
For approving bonda and includiug justi
fication. 1 00
For copying papers, jn-r folio ! 10
For certificate and seal £*>
For cnterinc declaration to become a citizen
of the United states .100
For a certificate of such entry under the
certificate of the court 2 00
For entering the final admission of an alien
to the right of citisenship and for a certi
fied copy thereof under tha seal of tne
court S 00
For services rendered bv clerk in pension
matters, to be without fee or charge.
Section 2 provides that the plaintiff, at
the time of iiling complaint in each cau*o
shall deposit with the clerk $lO to meet
accruing costs as they become due, and
that the defendant, uuon making his ap
pearand in any manner in each cause, de
posit *0 with the clerk to meet accruing
costs as they become due from defendant.
Bhould any portion ot" the amounts de
posited be not earned when the cause is
dismissed or satisfaction entered, that por
tion is to be returned to the parties en
titled to it, and should the fees earned l»e
in excess of the amounts deposited, the
clerk shall not require the payment of ad
ditional fees earned until imal judgment
or decree, when all fees shall become due
and payable.
Ihe clerk's fee* and compensation in
probate proceedings are as follows:
lor issuing letters of administration 1 (V)
For certificate of probate of will or .est*
incut ! IXI
For issuing letters testamentary.... ... 100
For fiiiug bond* aud approving' 100
, For entering each order of court, including
first folio , _ _
For recording each additiuiial folio. 20
For examining inventory or appraisement
or return oi sale and filing tame in udtae,
«wch . #»-
\ Forexcry writ or process under sea!*m
I For damming accounts per folio, counting
two figures for a word..
Wttt warrant to appraise or divide au estate, 75
For issuing rnminitftion .. 1 TO
For flliug each paper 10
For administering oath 15
For recording alt papers required by law to
be recorded, per f«Uo 9>
For issuing letters of uusrdiauftbip 1 00
For inning citation* to executor*, adminis
trator* orguardtnns 1 TO
For copying paper* or record*, per f01i0..., i»
For recording marriage certUmei 1 00
For acknowledgment to jurat or oath on
laud office patters 00
For writing affidavits or any other original
instrument, per folio 25
The bill also provides that in case the
entire estate shall he of less value than
*l,ooo.only one-ha!f the amount of the
fees shall be paid, and the county commis
sioners shall issue an order on the treas
urer lor the benefit of such estate for the
amount of excess of fees paid in over onc
half the nljove rate.
Any person applying for probate of will
or letter* «f administration or guardian
ship shall deposit n it!i the clerk "the sura
of $lO for the payment, of accruing fees.
Should auv portion of thh amount be not
earned at the time of imal settlement it
shall be returned to the party entitled
to it.
In »-aso no funds belonging to the estate
are in possession of t!ic executor. adminis
trator or guardian, ward or petitioner for
such appointment, the clerk shall perform
the service required without payment of
fees in advance, provided that such fees
shall be paid out of the first moneys of the
estate received by the executor, adminis
trator or guardian.
It is nlso provided that the county clerk,
when cailed upon to perform service for
which no fees arc stipulated, he shall be
allowed*fees e<j'.w:l to those allowed for
services of a similar nature.
In any civil action commenced in the
superior court where the plaintiff or de
fendant by reason of poverty is unable to
pay the amount required to be deposited
for costs at the commencement of the
action, if either shall make an affidavit in
writing, to be filed with the papers in the
case, stating in substance that ny reason of
poverty he is unable to make such deposit
for costs, if approved by the clerk, it shall
be his duty to hie the papers in the case
and proceed the same as if such deposit
had been made.
SOME CUKERFI'L MEMS.
Secretary Tracy May Cause lh« Up
building of Another Sound City.
Word comes from Port Washington, the uavy
yard city on Port Washington buy, that tho new
hotel is completed, and from all accounts it will
speedily become the rendezvous of not only the
investor in Port Washington property, but the
home of the picnsurc-seeker nnd tourist as well.
The l'ort Washington townsite is located on a
beautiful plateau, rising gently as it stretches
back from one of the handsomest sheets of water
on Puget sound or the Pacific coast. The hotel
is located on the second block back from the
beach, overlooks the bay and commands a line
view o{ Mount Itainier, the Olympic range aud
other surrounding scenery such as would charm
the eve of every traveler in European climes.
The building contains thirty rooms, all neatly
furnished with new furniture, and a complete
system of water-works supplies the house with
pure spring water, fresh from the bowels of tho
earth. A miniature mountain rises up at the
rear or cast side of the townsite, nnd from near
its summit there Hows a spring of water in vol
ume sufficient to operate a factory. A
reservoir has been constructed, from
which iron water pipes conduct tho fluid
to the hotel, affording a pressure
upon the fnucebi greater than that of any sys
tem of artificial water works iu the state. "From
a fountain on the lawn water i* thrown sky
ward to a considerable 11-■ iu}>t --iierhaps iorty
feet. An immense tank in the building supplies
guests with boiling hot water at anv hour or the
day or nighi, so it will be seen ti:at the Port
Washington hotel is in»t merely a country tav
cr.i, but the abiding place of comfort and lux
ury. Every room in the hou e has a hard
finished wall and bt,:ng entirely new are as
White as the dri>en snow. The landlord came
from Portland, and until recently was one of
the proprietors <»f the popular 'Jilm.in house of
that city. '1 he lx.ai.-li of the t>ay at this point is
composed of ]>clihies r.ud shells, aud is very
pretty to the eye.
But while Port Washington is destined to be
come a favorite summer resort the city will
never content Itself with this distinction. It
has the locution and the resources to make of
itself a thriving business center, before it lies
the magnificent buy with the tinny tribe to draw
from. At its back lies a fertile stretch of
country b>»rderei on the west by Hood's
canal, an rrnt of the Sound,
given that name by reason of its great length
and narrow ness. At its elbow on the south is
located the government dry dork, and the visit
of Secretary f'rncytoihe Sound with the presi
dential party, soon after the adjournment of
emigres*. t« fir the purj«ose of iusp»euug the
coal and iron fields of \\ ash burton with a view
of locating a gun factory there. It will be re
membered tint the I nited states Senate has
wade mi appropriation f.»r tlx purchase of 200
acr. Hof land for tie government works and
fTOO.OOO for the construction of a dry dock. If
the gun factory is I- ated at the sain ■ place,
millions of dollars w 111 la; expended by the gof
ernmeut ltefore the eutt rprise is completed, and
forever after a sinall army of men will rind em
ployment then*. No other (i|M>t on the Pacific
coast has been launch- i into existence with so
munificent a backing from the national govern
ment. In this respect the new city hn« abund
ant cause for self congratulation. To the wetit
and uorth of l'ort Washington lies a line agri
cultural, fruit amj timber region, but the
crowning stroke of enterprise, and the one that
will attract business men, homes'-ekers,
capitalists aud speculative investors to this
candidate for public favor is the fact that a rail
road is sooti to lie constructed imm l'ort Wash
ington to Hin d's canal, thus givinc to that com
jiarativelv isolated region east of 110->d'« canal
an outlet to the business centers of the statathat
will convey to Port Washington almost their en
tire trade. The road will also be of iucalctiah'.e
benefit to Seattle. At present it is an entire
day's journey, via steamer up Hood s canal and
back to Seattle, a distance of eighty miles. The
completion of the l'ort Washington & Seabeck
rail read will shorten the distance to twentv
eight miles and the time to not more than two
hours at roost. Seattle should take a lively in
terest iu this new enterprise. While it will
l>eiiefit port Washington most of all, Seattle will
reap a certain reward from the enterprise of our
neighbors across the l ay. The distance from
1 ort Washington to Seabeck is but nine miles,
aud the road will cross a very fertile region.
Ka.it ot Hood's car.n'. tip to the Olympic
range, are extensive settlements and new set
tlers i.re constantly pouring in. The l'ort Wash
ington & Seabeck railroad will be their line of
travel and the road that will carrv their pro
ducts to tie markets ot the world.
l'ort Washington's natural townsite should
have lone since been improved, and it i* singu
lar that It has not. Othri towns, without au ap
parent natural advantage, have sprung into
speed, prominence, yet it remained for Port
Washington, seemingly the most favored of
them all, to slumber for years unknown. The
roit W ashiugton Land Improvement Company's
property is under the management of Mr. S.'s. •
Bailey, whom old-timers of eight years ago will
remember as the proprietor of a very popular
hotel in this city, lie i« a capable and oner
getic gentleman, who has a habit of making a
success of everything he undertakes. Iri this in
stance he could scarcely fail if he tried to do so.
because nature, the hau-i of the government
and the work of man is on his side. It is confi
dently predicted that should he now display a
tithe ot his past energy and perseverance, be
fore the end of two years his will be one of the
great aud thrifty cities of the state.
Fast steamers make daily trips between Seat
tle und Port Washington. The fare is but 50
cents.
Tlir Hop l'pst.
It seems that the hop pest, the louse, has
made its appearance 111 this state, sir.d great care
should be taken by all interested to adopt ail
means ot preventive possible. But fruit and
vegetables arc not affected bv the pest, and anv
one who gets a tew lots in River Park for a honie
may derive half or more of h:« support irom Lis
garden, for tho soil there is unsurpassed in
quality, I/'ts are very cheap and terms most
reasonable. Apply to Gould A- Whitworth,
Olympic block.
I".ids Wantrd
The attention of deaieis in supplies of an
kinds is called to the «dv« ;tis< inent of the
board of public works in another column rt
queftinc bids for articles used bv all the citv
departments during the ro< nths of March and
Aprti, IsV!. 1 \\ i». Holbrook,
Secretary liocrd of Public Works.
WIN I'l'K IX CALIFORNIA
The singular charms of a California winter
contrast strikingly w::h th< prcs -m wiot-r at
the famous re- rts oi s- Mii tropic K rope. While
iu California there f-t- K 1. an almost unfcn k* n
succession of i .-.-ht :.1 l*lmy d«y>. with ten
der tloWfis bloommt: :n the open air, aud or
anges ripening .1!! o\cr the state, there have
been clmjwhere a'-dfi winter una sreat sistfer
ins As u ro- ilt. tl }-or> - ilor w iat'-r resorts of
1 ali ferula hold thousands b*Fl»y
from all parts of the world who wish to euk»v
life while they liv**, inva:;ds 01 every kind tind
iu the wondet: il * .iri t\ oi ralif.-rn.a * hot »tid
cold uiedi« inal «prsu?>. a the delicious warmth
01 net (tuxi£h*nt k xnd in the iiiCMsucvtif her trusts
and flower* a charm ai:d a rc'.ief which all the
»>as of fcnrope pm together esr.not equal.
1 iiere are waters ior every complaint, climates
for every temperament atid ever v * .iere bcann
comfort and health. All these p , s are reached
bv the liut-s of the s.■t 1 «'ni Pas:fie Compunv.
T.>e scenic lea'itics of the ">h»sta route' 1 from
Port aad to San F-a!i< ist o ale unrivaled
Any informal on uesired will l* furuished bv
the following agents ot the -outhern Paeitic
Company T. H. Goodman, scleral pasoetirer
sgent, san Francis o. Cal.: K. P. Roger*. as-i-i.
ant general passenger agent, Portland, Ore
Thomas A. Graham, district passenrtr ateut'
lacoma, W ash.
♦V\rtX> to loan ct oa«, on ltuide iirotKniv. bv
t ikik £ Racer, attii 21 fcaie building.
RAPID FREIGHT LINES
New Department of Street Rail
way Business.
IT BRINGS IN MUCH REVENUE.
Electric Cera Now Carry Freight—Route
of the Lake Washington Elec
tric Railway.
The street railways of Seattle are fast
changing from mere passenger railways,
and are beginning to do a. considerable
freight business. The pioneer in this change
was the Seattle Electric Railway Company,
which runs a box car over its Fremont
line to Fremont, carrying small packages,
chielly to the laundry at that town. Next
came the Ureen lake line, which estab
lished connection with the Lake Shore at
Fremont. Locomotives now use the elec
tric railway track to haul lumber from the
Grean lake mill for the Seattle & Montana
road. The West street & North End road
next established an express car service,
and at frequent intervals every day a car
load of small packages is run irom the city
to Hal lard.
But the road which probably does the
largest business of this kind is the Rainier
avenue electric line. As the road has not
yet been extended into the center of the
city and there is little population along
the greater part of its route, the passenger
business is light, but freight traffic more
than makes up the deficiency. For sev
eral miles the land is only now being
cleared and consequently there is a large
production of eordwood, which iinds a
market in the city. But for the electric
line this eordwood would have to be
hauled into the city by teams, over bad
roads, and at greater expense. The road
was no sooner put in operation than J. R.
Burrell, the superintendent, began haul
ing this eordwood into the city on electric
cars, and he has now buiit up a business
which pays an even larger revenue than
the passenger business.
The road brings from fifty to sixty cords
of wood into the city dailv, and takes out
a large quantity of building material for
houses which are going up all the time.
Altogether about 150 tons of freight is
hauled every day.
Hitherto the freight has been hauled on
passenger cars, but beginning today, it
will be carried on a car built expressly for
the purpose. The body of a passenger car
was taken off a set of trucks and a box car
sixteen feet long was built in its place.
The use of this car will save the loss of
time caused by switching the passenger
cars and will enable the road to handle
more freight and do it more expeditiously.
ELECTRIC ROAD TO THE LARK.
Route of the Trunk Line—Cars on James
Street March 1.
The route of the electric railway to Lake
Washington, to be built by the Union
Trunk Lines Company, has been partly
decided on, and construction will begin
immediately. Leaving the Broadly line
at Barclay street, it will run along that
thoroughfare and then traverse the Squire
tract through its whole #idth by Reming
ton avenue, a fine street, eighty feet in
width. It will cross the Walla Wal'a
addition on McClaire street, and then con
struction will cease pending a decision as
to the route the rest of the distance to the
lake. The company has reached an agree
ment with Senator Squire fey which grades
have been established satisfactory to the
senator and practicable for electric cars,
and bids for the grading have been adver
tised for.
It is expected that cars will begin run
ning on James street about March 1, and
on the line southward along Broadway and
South Fourteenth street a few days later.
The only work remaining on James street
is to complete the track from Second
street to Pioneer place, and to build a
piece of track at the power-house. On the
southern line the track reached Jackson
street yesterday. The construction of a
car for stretching the wires was also com
pleted yesterday. The laying of track
northward along Broadway "and DeForrest
streets is delayed by the delay in grading
those streets.
REPAIRING TELEGRAPH LINES.
Great Change for the Retter in the Sys-
tem Pursued.
A great change has been made within a
few years in the system of repairing tele
graph lines. F. M. Ovcrbeck. manager of
tlie Western Union Telegraph Company
in this city, said yesterday: "'Formerly
repairs were made only temporarily when
the wires were damaged and were made
permanently once a year. Now they are
kept in constant repair by the linemen,
each of which patrols fifteen to twenty
miles of line every day. He has a pass on
the railroad and carries his velocipede and
tools with him on the baggage car. When
he sees a broken glass insulator, a fallen
wire, a leaning pole or a dangerous tree,
he stops the train, sets out his velocipede
and repairs the damage or cuts down the
tree. Then he rides his velocipede to the
next station, gets on the next train and
continues his trip. There is little danger
of trees tearing down the wires, for the
lineman cuts down every tree which looks
as if it were likely to "fall on the wires.
Besides this twice as much money is put
in the lines in these days. The poles are
set two or three feet deeper in the ground,
the arms are twice as strong and the wires
twice as heavy. But the lines are kept in
tirst-class repair all the time, instead of
being repaired at certain periods, as was
formerly the system." *
WIND DELAYS RAILROAD WORK.
It Prevents the Seattle 4 Montana From
Getting Lumber.
The prevailing high winds are interfer
ing seriously with work on the Seattle
& Montana road alotig the shore. It is
impossible to get logs to the saw mills or
to got the timber away. The tug Wasp
has been under charter for four days to
tow logs to the mills, but the high wind
has prevented her moving them, though
there are about 1,000.000 feet of logs at
various points along the shore Waiting to
be taken to the mills.
The Mountaineer had a hard time getting
back to port on Wednesday, when she
tooK Vice-President dough, Chief Engi
neer Beckler and Principal Assistant En
gineer Watson to inspect the work. Mie
lost her rudder ort Mukilteo and was
helplessly adrift. Fortunately the tug
Biz was in that part and responded to her
whistle for assistance, but the boat had
difficulty in getting back to Seattle.
THIS IS THE WHEAT PORT.
Cirsar & Co. Will Do All Sound Busi-
ness Here.
C. Caesar, head of the wheat-shipping
firm of C. C;e.-ar & Co.. of Portland, is at
the Rainier. AU the wheat which has ar
rived at the grain elevator for some weeks
past has been bought by Caesar A Co. to
he stored in this city. The tirm lias made
a contract with the Terminal railway and
elevator by which all its grain shipments
from the Sound will be made from this
port, and as soon as vessels can be ob
tained they will come here in rapid succes
sion until the present large stock has made
room tor the next season's crop. Mr.
Cavsar will go to the elevator today to'ex
amine the building and stock. lie* refused
la»t evening to discuss the condition of the
w heat business when addressed bv a Post-
Intei licences reporter on the subject.
trading for Kainirr Arsane I.ine.
Tlie contract for grading Sixteenth
street between Jackson and Washington
streets, in readiness for the down town ex
tension of the Kainicr avenue electric rail
way, has been iet to White <£ Co.
Silent A hont the Terminal Koad Sale.
Colonel Thomas Ewing said last evening
THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, SATURDAY, KEBKUARY 21, 1891.
that he had nothing to say in regard to the
report that the Great Northern had bought
the property of the Terminal Railway
Company, of which he is president.
BLIND AND FEEBLE-MINDED.
Misfortunes of an Old Man and His
Wife.
A pitiful case of poverty and insanity
came to the notice of the authorities yes
terday. John Dempscy, an old man, and
his wife were found by. Assistant City
Physician Dr. Heliker, in a cabin in an
alley, between John and Kentucky streets,
Nortn Seattle.
The old man was blind as well 9s insane.
His wife was decrepid and almost as
feeble-minded as her husband. One of her
eyes was totally gone and the other was so
blind that it did her no service. The case
was reported to the sheriff and Deputy
Frank Levere brought the aged couple to
the county jail. In the evening the man
was taken to the state asylum at Steila
cooru and Deputy Levere conveyed the
woman to the county poor farm.
MILL SITE OFFERED.
A Place Near the Elevators In Exchange
for Stock.
Yesterday Colonel Thomas Ewing made
an offer of a flouring mill site to Alexan
der Tod Brown. Mr. Brown, it will be re
membered, proposed to the Chamber of
Commerce that if they would raise $50,000
and furnish a site for the mill, he would
secure among friends in Scotland the other
|150,000 needed for the enterprise.
Mr. Brown has expressed a decided pref
erence for a site just north of the elevator.
This piece of land Colonel Ewing deems
"as pretty a mill site as you will find in the
country." He said last night that it was
worth *55,000 in cdsh at anytime. But he
offers it in exchange for $15,000 of the
stock of the millihg company that is to be
formed. "That is, said he last evening,
"I give $20,000 of the purchase price out
right, and take the other $15,000 in stock."
No decision in the matter has yet been
reached by Mr, Brown and his friends.
MO MOKE TAX PENALTY.
Hereafter Only lO Per Cent. Penalty
Will Be Charged.
County Treasurer Phelps has $1,450.28 on
hand which has been received as penalty
on delinquent tax collections. Under a re
cent act of the legislature, approved Janu
ary 20, the penalty collected on delinquent
taxes is to be refunded to the tax
payers whenever they call for it.
Treasurer Latimer collected $425.12
penalty and Treasurer Phelps has collected
$1,025.16. Hereafter no penalty will attach
to delinquent taxes, but only the 10 per
cent, interest will be collected.
Ex-Sheriff John H. McGraw has com
pleted his settlement in full with Treas
urer Phelps and turned over $4,834.23 col
lected by him for delinquent back taxes
from 1880 to IBBi> inclusive.
Sheriff Woolery's collections of delin
quent taxes from 1884 to 1889 inclusive,
since he has been in office amounts to $4,-
327.80.
PERSONAL MENTION.
Mr. Joseph L. Warner, of the engineer
ing firm of Warner & Warner, left for New
York yesterday. Mr. Warner is well ac
quainted with the resources of the state,
and will thus be able to do good service in
making them known in the East.
Mr. and Mrs. Le Baron H. Thompson, of
Boston, are at the Rainier, having come to
the Sound to make investments. Mr.
Thompson is purser of the steamer State
of Maine, of tne International steamship
line.
A party consisting of Mr. John Stewart,
Mrs. Johnson. Miss M. Marvin and Mr. L.
F. Gault, of Tacoma, and Mr. E. A. Cam
mack, of St. Paul, was at the Rainier hotel
yesterday.
Mr. Al Raynor, proprietor of the Ho
quiam hotel, at Hoquiain, was in the city
yesterday. He leaves today for home.
Mr. Robert Harbison, of Washington
City, who is connected with the interior
department, is at the Grand hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beadle and Mr. E.
E. Jahrovs, of Au Sable, Mich., are among
the guests at the Arlington.
Mr. H. Whitman and Mrs. C. W. Whit
man, of Baraboo, Wis., are at the Sno
qualmie.
Mrs. W. E. Schricker and daughter, of
LaConner, were at the Snoqualmic yes
terday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Anderson, of Boze
raan, are staying at the Arlington.
Mr. W. 11. McEwcn, of the Anacortes
American, is at the Snoqualmie.
Mr. J. N. Thomas, of North Yakima, is
stopping at the Snoqualmie.
Mr. A. D. Whitney, of OJympia, was. at
the Rainier hotel yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ranking, of Olym
pia, are at the Rainier hotel.
Mr. A. W. Frater, of Snohomish, is at the
Grand hotel.
The Union ex-prisoners of war will par
ticipate in the Sherman memorial services
tomorrow afternoon. Mr. F. M. Hanson,
president of the local organization, has
called a meeting of all Union ex-prisoners
at Elks' hall at 1 o'clock to arrange for
the march.
A lien for $4,312 was claimed bv Con
tractor Thomas Price on property "belong
ing to the Portland & Puget Sound Rail
way Company et al. yesterday. The
amount is claimed to be due for labor per
formed.
The funeral of Charles Botts. the young
man who died at Grace hospital Thursday
morning, occurred at Ctoss & Co.'s yes
terday afternoon.
Licenses to wed were issued yesterdav
for Norwin B. Sperow and Alice Waucli
of Seattle.
A Largo Attendance at the Sale Yes
terday.
There was a large attendance at yester
day's auction sale of rugs from the C'osti
kyan collection at 1.219 Front street. Not
only were more people present, but rather
better prices prevailed than on the day be
fore. Some very rare ruers were put up,
and although not verv large brought prices
ranging from $125 to $350.
Today three sales will be held, morning,
afternoon an<l evening, and some of the
best articles in the collection will be auc
tioned otF.
BIG SALE OF RKAL ESTATE.
•60,000 Invested Recently In Brooklyn
Property.
The most rapidly developing part of the
city is the beautiful addition of Brooklyn.
During the past two months, while move
ments in realty have been somewhat handi
capped bv the stringency of the money
hiarket. this section has "been leaping to
the front at a most phenomenal fate.
More people have bought lots in Brooklvn
than in all the rest of the city. More beau
tiful homes are being built than in anv
other section of Seattle. Streets are being
graded and sidewalked at an enormous
expense by the owners, and every lot has
been cleared ready for building ou.
Not a stone is being left unturned to
make Brooklyn the most desirable part of
the city.
Sixty thousand dollars worth of lots
have been sold the past sixty days, and un
less you come and secure one or more soon
you will regret it as lone as you live. See'
J. A. Moore, 108 Columbia street.
II 80. go to H. H. Molloy, the expert retentive
tru»< utter, from Minneapolis. He will be at
the Grand hotel, rooms 113-114, for two dsvg
Examination free. Endorsed by leading sur
geons. &
If yon want to make a em all safe investment
take two or live acres in Cheritou Gardens. I' 9
W asbiugton liUiiding.
Fresh shad, cooked shrimps, lobsters. crawfish
■trve^'" 103 " iulu>u Flsh M 713 i-ocond
11.25 will jive yon perfect health i! invested
in Moure ■ Kevcaied Remedy.
If yon want a farm at bedrock price, call on
I* Yea tab way <x Co., U9Waehiiigtoubuiltling.
BREVITIES.
THE RUG AUCTION.
ARE YOU RUPTURED *
A PIONEER STEAMER
The California, of Twenty
Years Ago, Is Here Again.
SHE IS NOW THE EUREKA.
Tag Wanderer Makes s Good Record On
Her First Ran—Bailey Gatzert's
New Time—Water Front.
The steamship Eureka arrived yesterday
afternoon from San Francisco and sails for
Alaska this morning at 8 o'clock.
This old vessel has quite an interesting
history. Twenty years ago she was known
as the California, and ran between Port
land and Seattle, making semi-monthly
trips, and occasionally making a trip to
Sitka, Alaska. Captain N. L. Rogers,
present port warden of Seattle harbor, was
captain of her and he says that whenever
her old signal gun was fired on entering
Seattle harbor, everybody in the town
would go down to see" her, she being the
only ocean steamer then landing here.
After Captain Rogers left her she was
run ashore in the gulf of Georgia and con
siderably damaged. Later she was wrecked
in Queen Charlotte sound and her entire
crew was lost. She was raised and re-
E aired; she was renamed the Eureka and
as since been run chiedy along the coast
south of San Francisco. She takes the
Al-Ki's place for the preseut trip to Alaska,
the machinery of the latter vessel being
out of order.
A SPLENDID BOAT.
To| Wanderer, a Home Production, la
a Splendid Success.
The tug Wanderer passed Blakeley Rocks
on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with
the British bark Samoa in tow, wheat
laden, and anchored the vessel in Port
Angeles on account of strees of weather,
and then went out to the cape and picked
up the Ivanhoe, getting into Seattle at 8
yesterday morning, making a run of about
290 miles in nineteen hours, or an average
of over fifteen miles per hour, with a ves
sel in tow. When running light and the
boat in good trim, she can make nineteen
miles an hour.
The tug is commanded by Captain
Btruve, and William Bowen is chief en
gineer. The hull was built by Hall Bros,
at Port Blakeley. Her length on the
water line is 128 fret; breadth of beam, 24
feet; depth of hold, 12 feet. Her boilers
were built by P. J. Sullivan, of Seattle,
and the engines by the Willamette Iron
Works, of Portland, Or. The style of en
gines is compound; siae, 22x42x'£L She is
allowed to carry steam pressure of 150
pounds to the square inch. Her propeller
is 10 feet 4 inches in diameter. The
steamer is an excellent sea boat, and one
of the most powerful on the Coast.
Bailey Gatzert's Change of Time.
The steamer Bailey Gatzert, which has
been placed on the Seattle, Tacoma and
Olympia run in place of the Fleetwood,
has made some slight changes in the
former's time card, as will be seen by re
ferring to the advertisment in another
Free from Lime and Alum'
ROYAL is the only Baking
Powder Absolutely Pure.
The only Baking Powder yet found by chemical analysis to
be entirely free from both lime and alum and absolutely pure, is
the " Royal." This perfect purity results from the exclusive use
of cream of tartar specially refined and prepared by patent pro
cesses which totally remove the tartrate of lime and other impur
ities. The cost of this chemically pure cream of tartar is much
greater than any other, and it is used in no baking powder
except the "Royal."
Dr. Edward G. Love, formerly analytical chemist for the U. S.
Government, who made the analyses for the New York State
Board of Health in their investigation of baking powders, and
whose intimate knowledge of the ingredients of all those sold in
this market enables him to speak authoritatively, says of the
purity, wholesomeness and superior quality of the " Royal":
" I have tested the Royal Baking Powder, and find it com
posed of pure and wholesome ingredients. It is a cream of
tartar powder, and does not contain either alum or phosphates*
or other injurious substance.
Prof. Love's tests, and the recent tests by the Chemical Divi
sion of the Agricultural Department of the United States Gov
ernment, shofcr the Royal Baking Powder to be superior to all
others in strength and leavening power.
GREAT DISSOLUTION SALE
BOOTS AND SHOES
808 FRONT STREET,
- 530.000
STILL REMAIN.
Special Price List in the Balance of the Stock :
Ladies' Best French Kid and Patent Leather Shoes, Edwin
C. Burt's, former price $7 oo now $ 4 50
Garsides & Sons, New York, former price 700 " 450
J. J. Causin's $5 00 and $6 00 Shoes, all go at 4 00
J. J. Causin's $4 00 and $4 50 Shoes, all go at 3 2 «;
Hough & Ford's Rochester Turns, old price J5 00 " 325
Hough & Ford's Rochester Turns, old price 400 " 250
Weater, Thomas & Kirk's Rochester Turns, old price 500 " 300
Ladies' Peerless Gaiters, Cloth Tops, old price 600 " 4co
Ladies' Genuine Waukenfast Welt Shoes, old price 300 " 22-
Ladies' Genuine Dongola Kid, worth 250 " 1 qo
Ladies' Genuine Best Goat Shoes, old price 300 " 200
Misses' Best Kid and Goat, $3 00 line, go at • 22-
Misses' Best Kid and Goat, $2 75 line, go at 21c
Misses' Best Kid and Goat, $2 50 line, go at x - -
Men's Best Makes, Strong & Carroll and Burt &: Mear's
$7 00 and $8 00 Shoes, all go at
The above line in Patent Leather, Cardovan and French
Calf, all styles.
Men's Stacy Adams'Cardovan Hand Sewed, former price.. 650 " 500
Mens Stacy Adams' Kangaroo Hand Sewed, former price.. 600 " 400
Mens Stacy Adams' Calf, Hand Sewed, former price 600 " 4 00
Men's Calf Shoes, every pair warranted, former price 350 " 265
Men's Calf Shoes, every pair warranted, former price 300 " '2 -c
Men's Working Shoes 100 to 200
REMEMBER THE PLACE,
808 - Front Street-808
column. This steamer is mneh faster than
the Fleetwood, and makes the run from
Seattle to Tacoma in one hour and forty
live minutes, schedule time. She is most
elegantly equipped, expressly for passen
gers, and those who have any traveling to
do will find it only a pleasure while on
this steamer.
Tea* of tha Fireboat.
The fireboat crew were given a little
drill yesterday, the rules requiring tests to
be made every few days to keep the crew
in practice and sec that the pumps are in
perfect working order. With 1200 pounds
steam pressure six 2-inch streams—approx
imately equal to one 5-inch stream—were
thrown a distance of 220 feet. Captain
McAllep appeared to be very much pleased
with the result of the t£St.
THI WATER FRONT.
Captain Hatfield hoisted the information sig
nal again yesterday at 10:30 a. m. in response to
the following information from Signal Service
Officer Fin ley, of fan Francisco: "Cyclone still
central in British Columbia. Hiff h southerly
winds, thick weather aud ralu otf Washington
coast next thirty-six hours. Danger to both
north and south bound vessels."
Regarding the reported race between the Kit
sap and Spokane from Sau Francisco to the
straits. Captain Rogers said yesterday that it
would be impossibly to have a fair test of speed
for that distance, because one vessel might hap
pen to get a fair breeze by reason of the tact that
it was u little further from or nearer shore than
the other.
Steamer Mountaineer got slightly crippled
yesterday in the Fort Washington narrows and
was delayed several hours, it being night before
she got in. She ran away from her rudder the
day before.
The bark Germsnla arrived yesterday morning
from San Francisco. She wus towed in by the
tug Tyee, and will loud coal for her return trip
to San Franeisco.
The tug Portland got a line in her wheel in
Salmon bay Thursday and had to go on the
beach yesterday to have it removed.
Tug Phantom lost her. rudder Thursday and
was towed to Salmon bay by the tug Mascolte
yesterday to be repnired.
Steam schooner Je»»nio sails from San Fran
cisco for Scuttle on the 'JUh inst. with a cargo of
merchandise.
Steamship City of Topeka will sail for Port
land tomorrow morning, about daylight, with a
cargo of coal.
Tug Chinook docked the Henry Morse yester
day and then went to Port Blakeley to tow in
another ship. >
Steamship City of Pncbla sails for San Fran
cisco, from Seattle, tomorrow evening at 6
o'clock.
Steam schooner Michigan was expected last
night from Portland, She will take back a cargo
coal.
The Puget Sound Steamship Association will
hold another meeting in Tacoma in a few days.
Steamship Walla Walla sails from San Fran
cisco for Seattle tomorrow morning.
Tug Discovery took a raft from Salmon bay for
Port Discovery yesterday.
Tug Wasp was expected in light from Mukil
teo last evening.
Tug Biz is expected In light from Gig harbor
today.
To Argue a Celebrated Case.
Judge Thomas Burke and Colonel J. C.
Haines went to Olympia yesterday to
argue before the supreme court the case of
Kenyon against Knipe and others in re
gard to the severing of the riparian rights
from the shore land on the water front
between Madison and Seneca streets.
A New Corporation.
The New England Land and Harbor
Improvement Company was incorporated
yesterday with a capital stock of $125,000.
The incorporators are E. Lin wood Blake,
Calvin E. Vilas and I. Hill Case.
"E. G. LOVE, PH. D.."
Late If. S. Government Chemist.
Commencing Monday Morna
And running through the entire week,
/W\
/ OFFER CHOICE OF ALL OUR \
J ODD SUITS WHICH HAVE HERE-1
! TOFORE BEEN SOLD FOR $lB TO $25 I
V FOR
I
Kline & Rosenberg
Front St., Foot of Cherry.
NOTICE—No goods will be sent on approval
charged during this sale.
"The Plate From
LOOK AT THESE PRICES ON LAMPS! i
Decorated Vase Stand Lamps, complete ..JJ
Decorated Vase Lamp and Shade to match
Piano Lamp, complete
Piano Lamp, with Aurora Burner, complete U bargain)
SEE DISPLAY IN OUR WINDOW.
SCHADE, WOODRUFF
Occidental Block, Second and Yesler Avenue.
. TBE OU¥ waislVE
| Tie Goldstein Hat Co., |
Qj® 'll Front St.. between Cherry
g and Columbia.
THE JOHN St'IIRAM COMPANY I
(INCORPORATED.)
STOVES, TINWARE AND PLUMBERS' SUPPLIES, METALS. POMPS I
ooi FTtoyrr STREET. ■
STANDARD FCKNITPBE COMPiST,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIIj DEALERS IN
FINE AND MEDIUM FURNITURE AND BEDDING, UPHOLSTERY GOO
914-924 Wert Street, Cor. Madison, Seattle, Wash. p. O. Box I,B*l.
TKLKPHOXE 4-tO.
J. M. HUNK. Superintendent. j. r.KADMAX, Secretary.
WASHINGTON IRON WORKS COMPAQ
FOUNDRY, MACHINE AND BOILER SHOPS.
Wnrl;». a rant Sir.-.., f. rlii-e. Celnrni Noritiim jn<l II Street*.
—— . , _ i-jj
Furniture on the Installment Plan!;
We want your trade and will have it if liberal terms and
good treatment will get it.
Is ew England Fittiiitiii*e Compani
The Seattle Transfer Company
MAIN OFFICE THIRD AND WELLKIt STREETS.
Honkn Telephone 234, A. I> T Oflrtcm
T r l ;i >hone4l,
> and r «lt-phone 359, Warehouse.
STORAGE AND INSURANCE AT LOWEST RATI
LILLY, BOGARDUS & gG
WHOLESALE DEALERS I>T y^f' r '
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED. 1
Warehonse Corner We«t and rnlrersltr Streets-Baker's Wharf. TWle»h— I
r. 0. BOX 126. FOUNDRY CAPACITY 40 TONS DAILY. TELEPHONE 207-.'MMS M
MORAN BROS. COMPANY!
H AXD muss mm IIACDIB m mkm
Marine Enctne, Sawmill and Kali road Work. Architectural work a SBeeialtta 19
Worts on Railroad Avenue, Charles and Normaa Streets. A4jetmn* the Dry OoS£ sJBm

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