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YAOOMA— At •a. m., 18:48, 8:80 p aj. dally. «- K* mi Snaday; at 7:30 a. m., 6:38 P fnm City dock, toot Main street Atl:80p, m. |:" dally, except ftionday. and li*» J«• I excet*Sunday, from w^,jbo^Y««lcr k avwaoajSTkitO § at. fhwßaker* Cos wharf and 2:46 a m. boat for Taroma daily. rnxSpL SaadayT connects with boat tor Olympia ■ at Bp. m. from Tacoma. Otvsm and TAOOMA— At Sa. M. dally, xecept £. Sunday, from City dock, foot Main street. Stan lima UcVmtVm laum, OLD TACOMA and TACOMA— At 1:30 a. ML «WJy. except Monday, |v Stan Tasler*a wharf toot Of Yaeler avenue. VKTOSM and POBT TOWSHWD-AI 10:*O a. m. f City dock, foot Main m ■ street, atw: 15 a. m. dally, except Monday, from Yeater's wharf, foot Yeeler's avenue. FORT TOWMBBMB -At t p. at. dafly. eaeeps Satur day, from Yeeler's wharf, foot or Vaster avenue. |m AaaaußS-Dafly, except Sunday .At 10a. m., p from Union Pacific liock; change at Port Town send. At la. m. Wadneeday and 3 pm. Sunday J at Yesler wharf, toot Yieler aveaue. VAKCOPTP, POBT Towwaaxn, FAI«MAV*W and s-',. WMATCOM—A t midnight Tuesday and Friday, || Cram Schwabacber's wharf, toot Union street. WSATOOM, AMMOMM, FAIRHAVKN, SAMMM, AMA mavas, bacEmoM, VTaALAnr, G'MMTOW and & KDMOSne—At • p. m. dally, except Saturday, fc from Baker's wharf, toot University street. 1 BMMJMOMAM, WHATCOM, SMMOMR, F*»JUTKX, SAM rev, AKACORTKB, UNTUNE, JtKlniM, GIBAALTAS, UtIAUBV, CtlSW* V 5 aad BBMOMBB— AtOtfc m. Monday, Wedneady and Friday, Arem 7 Yasler'a whar?, foot Yesiar arenoa. VLAIOM, SSOIOMK, FAIBMAVKM, BtttlSSWiM, A KACOTM, DacarrioM, J'cvA.Couravij.i.B, BaowM'a POINT. CMscrox, Muaivrao and K DMOMDO— At 7 a. in. Monday, VTedneeday and Friday, from Harrincton A Smtth'swoarf, toot Washtnaton street. %MATROM, HKMQMB. FAIABAVKN, AXAFORTIM and PO«T Townasfla—At 8 p. m. daily, except Snaday, from City dock, foot Main street. SanoMK. WHATCOM, FARAMAVATR, A VACORTFJI aad Poav TOWWBKW o—At Ba. m. dally, except Monday, from Ocean dock, foot of Waahinxton street. At 8 a. m. dally, except Saturday, from TOsier's whart toot Yesler avenue. BLWSN, OAK HABBOE, Cor RXVU.LK, CTBA UBT, XOMOKna, CMWTON, II»BfTin», dvtxn, AMACOBTNa, SAMINM. PAIRHAVRK. PBMOMF. and WMATTOM— At 11 p. m. daily, ex eept Saturday, and Blaine Friday,from City dock, foot Main street SKAor* CITT, MT. VMBXOM, STAWWOOD. RICH- Moxp BKATH, MontTK UTHALABV and Kn- Mojrna—On Ude between 2 and 8 a. m. Tucsrtoy, Thanday aad Sanday, from Baker * Co. s wharf, foot University street ' SxnnoMiaM, MABTaviT.i.r, MTKILTKO and E»Moirn»—At 7a. m. Monday. Wednesday, and Friday, from Yealee wharf, foot of Yesler avenue. At 7a. m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sat urday, from Hatfield dock, Coot Waahlngton street. VMIOM CITT, HooneroßT,l.ii.t.iWAiTF, DXWATTO. SKABarK, POBT OAMBX.K, PoIMT No POINT and KINMTOX—At 7a. ss. Monday, Wednesday and FrhUy, from Hatiletd-Colman dock, foot Marion BBAM BAT, CUUAM BAT, PTSHT, OarTTaßnae, Fat CuacmT, Poav Axstua and POBT To WMBMM a—At 1% m. Wedasaday and 3p m. Snaday, from Tosiers wbait toot Yesier avenue. SAM JUAM, OBCAS, SMKOMM, FAIBHAV**, WHAT* COM, BOCMB HAKBOB, FBIDAT BASSOS, RICM- AasiaOM. BAST SOCJIH, l<om and POST Town- BBMN— At 3p. m. Sunday, from Yeeler's wharf, toot Yealer avenue. At 9n. m. Tuesday and Fri day, from Hatfield wharf, root Washington street BicMMoan BKACH aad BoMonna—At7am.and dp m. dally except Snaday, at 9a n. Sanday, ftom Baden's whart, foot Spring street At 7 A sa. daily, except Sunday, nom Hatfield wharf, fi, nd ***--*- ta mi 1111 * WW NNVTI saaonc, FOBT TOWMBKMO, toar ASSMUB, FOBT WILLIAM and latAxm-At Boon Tassdai l and Friday, from Hat field-Col man dock, foot Marian street TON OaatAßßy MITCMMLL, POBT WASWIWOTOM, TBACTTOM, Cmott aad Sif.vaanAi.a-At 8:30 daily, except Wednseday, from the Hardagtoa* SIOMBT, MNEMUL, Siaaamia aad FOBT OBCMABO —At 8:30 a. m. and 8:80 P m. daily, SSSSSiUM't ftWn Hatfleld-Coimandock, toot TRACT TOM, S»MMT, MMAMI% SILTKBDALK, POBT OAOSAAA, Cmco and COLBT— At 8:30 A at. and 1 a a dally, except Sunday, from Baker A Co/s wharf, toot at University street Daaram BAT, PAOLBBA, PIBBSON'B POTBTT and POBT MADIBOM— At Bp. nt. daily, except Sunday, nom Hatfield dock, foot of Washington atroet FOBT BLAMKLBT— At lam. and Ip.m. daily, ftom Hatfleid dock, foot of Washington street. BAOLB HABBOB— At 10 a. m. and 4p. ni. dally, from Hatfield-CoUnan dock, toot ot Marlon street. VABMOM laiAMnand E»ST SIORPOBTS— At *2 p. m. Monday. Wednesday and Friday. West side porta at 3 p. m. Taeeday, Thursday and Saturday, Iran Baker'a wharf, toot of University street Foav I.t>t»tow, POBT Tow wean n, PORT GAVBLB and PORT MAOISOK— At 10:80 P. m. dally, ex cept Saturday, from Yaslcr's wharf, too; Yesler avenue. BAM F BAH Cisco—At 8 p. m. every Ave days from December 9, from Ocean dock, toot Washington Street Every tea days from December 28, from natflold's dock, foot Wsshlngtou street KIBKUND. HocnsTox and YARROW— At 11:43, 0 and 11 a. m., 1, 3 and 5 p. m. daily, from dock at foot Jackson street. Lake Washington TAMM TMAIKB 808 FUNKUN, BUCK DIAMOND, MAFU VALLEY, I'KDAS MOUNTAIN, RKNTOM, BI.ACK RIVKR J V NOTION .VAN AMILIS. UNION STOCK YABDS and HACK TRACK— At 8 :2ft and ft p. m. daily. Dswcons, RBNTOK, VAN AMSI.TS. UNION HTOCK VASM and RACK TRACK— At 9:4 ft a. M. daily from C. A P. tt. depot, south Third and King streets. YMMR, YBUS JPKCTTO*. BAVKNNA. LATONA, KDSRWATKR. FRRMONT, KOM- At 8:50 a. m. AMI 11:4 ft p. m. OILMAN and CS.NOQUALMIK—H:SO a. m. XUINMCSII, PASCO, SNSAXI PALIS, and KAST BBN points-—At 8:1 ft a. m. daily. POBTLAXD and South—Atft.lft a. m. and B:3ft p. m. daily. MONYBSAMO, ABBRDRRN, HOQUIAK and all U*AV'» HARBOR points, 8:1 ft a. m. CBRHAMS and OLVKPtA-At 6:lft a. m. daily. CBKHALTS and way staUona—«:lft a. m., 8:ftO And B:3ft p. m. TACOMA, KKNT, Pi.ArnMTKB.< HBtaTorHKR, Ptnr- ALLcrand MRKKRR— At 8:15 and 9:lft a. m. and lt:lft, 8 50, ft :9ft and B:3ft p. m. ARACOBTRB, FAIRHAVKN, KKDRO and way sta ttoaa— At 9:lft a. m. And 3:4 ft p. m., from s." L. S. A £. dapot, Columbia street. INDIAN ORATORY. A great nuny people hold to the opinion that the talent of the American Indian for terse and forceful oratory is either a creation of the novelists or has become a lost art. It is neither one nor the other. 3ftany of the finest specimens of bygone days are as well authenticated as are any of the famous Greek or Boman orations, ©r any of modern times. And that the art has not been lost, or Buffered material deterioration, has been well established within a few weeks in the remarks made by the Sioux chief—Young- Man-Afraid-of-His-llorses—during his re cent visit to Washington City. At his urgent request his speech was taken down by a stenographer at the time of its de livery, and is vouched for as being ver batim. For dignified, temperate statement, and for its vein of genuine, eloquent pathos, those engaged in compiling school read ers would need to go far before finding a better model. He is thus reported: TrmiblM spring from seed. The Med fu •own by the white man not attending truthfully to hi* treaties alter a majority of our people bad voted for tbem. When the white man speaks, the government and the array nee that we obey. When the red man speaks, It goes in one ear and out of the other. The ludian ia for eter nity interested in thesubject, the white man only when he come* Into ofltce for two or three year®. lam not an old man, but 1 have seen many great fathers and headmen. Why was not the late treaty fixed promptly by the great coun cil? Why wet* our rations cut down a million of pounds * Why have not our winter annuities come? Why was the whole hioux nation called to account for dancing a religious dance? Why •re the agents always being changed? Why was Agent Uailagher discharged when he wrote that our crops had failed and our rations must HOl!*cot*9war Why was thearmy called la by Ami Rojrer? Aad if be *M right, why was he discharged? And why does not the MUM lor what followed belong to the white men? Let everything that la said here be written down, •o that when we apeak with other men it cannot be denied what was said bete. If the charges implied in his categories are true the country will insist upon reme dial measures* If be and his people be lieve them true, but are mistaken, no pains should be spared to convince them of their error. Certainly no such remarks, candidly uttered, should be laughed out of court. The humbler and more helpless they, the less can this great nation ail'ord to treat them unjustly or cavalierly. THB FIFTY-FIRST CONGRKSS. The Fifty-first congress which ends its deliberations today will be remembered historically by the McKinley tariff bill and the silver coinage act. These meas ures were passed during the first session in fulfillment of promises made in the Republican platform of 1888. The former is not claimed to be a perfect piece of legis lation, but it deals with a Urge and com plicated question in a spirit of the broad est statesmanship; it is the first tariff act in which the principle of protection to American industry is distinctly para mount. The silver bill is not the measure de manded by the West, which desires free coinage; yet it provides for putting into circulation all of this precious metal pro duced from the mines of this country. It is a fair compromise between the conflict ing views of the Kast and the West, and as such wins the warm approval of moder ate men everywhere. These two laws were passed during the first session of congress against the bit terest opposition from the Democrats. The Republicans again returned to power, united and aggressive, made a fight whose pluck recalls the early and stormy days of the party history. The great task remaining for the last session of congress was consideration of the federal elections bill, to which the Re publicans were also pledged. But during the recess the party received at the polls in November one of the most notable de feats ever known in our political annals. The outcome was that a few Republicans in the Senate, where the elections bill was awaiting final action, weakly took counsel of their fears, deserted the party tradi tions, slunk from the party standard and combined with the Democratic minority to defeat the measure, and to render the Closing session of the congress fruitless. tt is evident now that the result of the November election was chiefly due to local considerations, and in part to a misunder standing of the ultimate effect of the Mc- Kinley "bill. But the question that faced the Senate at the opening of congress in December was not what had made this district or that one Democratic; the ques tion was, should the Republicans, in the face of apparent defeat, remain true to their pledges. Whether principle or mere expedienc y be considered, there is but ®ne answer; and a scrap of comfort may be found in the fact that the old guard, who by steadfastness have more than once turned disaster into triumph, gave that answer. The elections bill ought to have been passed. The dominant party was pledged to it, and in this respect it is derelict. This must l><? admitted. But after all un favorable criticism is made, the Fifty lirst congress, with it«i two great achieve ments to ofl'set one failure, will be notable for constructive legislation. HOBOS A>D TBAMPS. The Bluine Tribune has been quoted as approving Senator Forrest's bill for the suppression of hobos and tramps, and also in a statement that "each day this class of criminals ip getting more numerous," and that "they will not work, and they make it the study of their lives how to procure their living from of! the honest toiler." All must admit that this is a true and none too severe presentment of the classes named, and that if they are to prey upon the community by pursuing a career of crime or sharp practice provision should be made for such punishment as will deter and restrain them. There should be either no punishment or such as will be effectual for at least a modification of the evil. A penal law which is simply a diversion to those against whom it is aimed is but a mockery—subversive of respect for all law. But when we are spending millions to civilize and educate the Indians, and other millions in efforts to Christianize the heathen of foreign lands, it is surely worth while to stop and think whether a like disposition, rationally exercised, juight not at least check this rapid growth of hobo ism and trampism, if not to a very con siderable extent reclaim and utilize those who are already enrolled in this vast and growing army of social pests. Mentally and physically, if not morally and industrially, the average hobo and tramp is equal if not superior to the average Indian, on whose behalf our gov ernment and many humane societies are exerting themselves, or the average hea then for whom the churches are making missionary efforts. Every observer must have noticed that even when exposed to the hardening effect of the chain-gang, litany of the waifs have good faces, and nearly all of them are fairly bright. The fact is, that their ability to live by their wits—to "Iwat their way," as they express it -affords evidence that they are possessed of keen intelligence of a misdi rected sort, and of good address. Probably in many cases their vagabond habits are due rather to miseducation than to inher ent vice. Probably many or most of them have been early impressed that labor is de grading or less genteel than idleness. In this view it would seem worthy of in quiry whether these outcasts are not worthy of associated effort which might have souiul business principles even to a greater extent than mere philanthropy to sustain it. Would not it be worth while to consider whether by associated effort and proper approaches many or most of them might not lie M?t to work chopping wood, cutting sawlogs, |<eeling tanbark, burning charcoal and clearing lands, or in other useful employment—not by a Hobo Re clamation Society or other means as dis tinctive and degrading as service in the chain-gang, but in a manner to make them as little conspicuous as possible, and make these employments incident to well-de vised plans for their mental and moral im provement and preparation for some per manent useful pursuit. In this way, perhaps, many of these people might be diverted from careers of crime into channels of usefulness, at little if my pecuniary ejtpcuM to tho«« engaged in their reclamation, and at great profit to the community at whose expense, whether as prisoner* or at large, they are accus tomed to make their tiring. There is a great deal of needed work whieh the hobo and the tramp may thus be induced to do which otherwise would remain undone. It might stimulate to organization in this behalf to reflect that in very large propor tion these vexatious social vampires are native Americans. BBAIM STUDIES. Doctors Harrison Allen (President), William and Joseph Leidy of Philadel phia, William Oslen ot John Hopkin university, B. 6. Wilder of Cornell, J. C. Bpitxa of Kew York, and other eminent specialists in medical science, have formed an association, with headquarters at Phila delphia, having for its object exhaustive post-mortem examinations of the brains of distinguished men and women who may be induced to bequeath them for the pur pose in the interests of science. Already quite a number of prominent people have signified their intention to thus dedicate their bodies for the welfare of posterity. It is claimed by these associates that there are innumerable ways in which the brain may be studied with profit, and their purpose is to classify and divide their in vestigations. President Allen, for in stance, will make a specialty of examining brain tissues with reference to correspond ing construction of muscular tissues in the body. Dr. Dercum will make chemical analyses of- the tissues. Dr. Wilder will study the brain as a whole, and Dr. Bpitza will confine himself to the lower part where it meets the spinal column. Others will make special investigations bearing upon different varieties of insanity and the like. The importance of this movement will be appreciated when it is reflected that pretty much all that is known about,the human brain, scientifically speaking, has been derived from investigations of that organ in paupers and criminals, or other wise by clandestine investigations, the re sults of which for obvious reasons, could not be reported and thus made of value to the public. The proposed investigations promise to establish or refute a theory that by some means has found general ac ceptance, that there is a well-defined rela tion between character and quality of brain tissues and the differing mental and psych ical characteristics of individuals. It may be—let us hope that it will—that these investigations will lead to discover ies that in their relations to intermarriage and the propagation of the species may have an elevating effect upon the race, mentally and spiritually. It cannot but be beneficial in correcting or affirming certain popular theories about the brain. For in stance, it has been claimed by certain of the skeptical and irreverent that reverence results from an abnormal and a diseased condition of the brain; that the sentiment which we call reverence is immature, and quite foreign to a man or woman of strong, healthy and vigorous brain. If it shall ac complish no other purpose, this new asso ciation must by its investigations defini tively settle all such theories as this. The reports of the association will be awaited with interest. A Boston poetess having exercised the license of her muse by making "dawning" rhyme to "morning,the linguistically Imperfect Chicago papers filed a formidable hill of exception, but Major Joaes, of the 8t Louis Republic, formerly from Florida, a chivalric son of the South, flies to the damsel's rescue. On highest Southern authority he expurgates the hurtling "r" of the bli izard regions, and at cathedra declares that "mawning" is in the very best form under the refining and softening Influence of the balmy and sephyrous southland. None the less the chances are tl)at the Boston Miss builded more wisely than she knew. By the same token she will need to make "before" rhyme to "slow." The long-sought art of photographing colors has at last boen discovered. A stained-glass window has been photographically reproduced by a Swiss artist, with every hue, the most bril liant and the most subdued, perfectly dupli cated. The process has been communicated to the Paris Academy of Sciences, is simple and not excesaively costly, and will soon be in gen eral use. FLAGS OX THE SCHOOLS. REDMOND, March 3,1801. To THE EDITOR: In last Friday's report of our state legislature I And this: Senator Hastings' bill providing that the United State* tt«gs shall be floated over the pub lic school* of the state during school hours, passed the Senate this morning by a unanimous vote. The bill passed is, however, different from what it was when introduced. It or*gin a.ly made it compulsory for the directors of each school district to provide a United States flag for each public schoolhouse within their respective districts. The bill was defeated by three or four majority. Senator Hastings called it up again today and amended it so that it is not compulsory, but states that the directors may tioat such liags, which met witb approba tion, and the bill was passed unanimously. I am sorry that a measure so full of patriot ism should be butchered. Surely these men have not looked at this bill in its true sense. If th«y could see the old flag going up all at once over every school in the state, and see the bright (aces and bear the glad shouts of all the children, I think they would each be glad to be counted among those who voted for the original bill. On July 4, I^BB,l presented a flag to a school, and it brou srht forth so much gratitude and patriotic sentiment that as we left the scene I felt that it had been the beat day • work of my life, and that every school In this state should have a flag. I have to say "Three times three for the man who introduced thiß bill so full of true American principle," and "O, boys, Oh!" to those who were the means of defeating it. Then let the old Hag wave Over all our land: The grain fields East, The coal fields West, The mountains high and grand. Let her wave over all the schools, In the woods, on the hill and plain; From Alaska's ice-bound shore To our own old state of Maine. Let her wave through the noonday bright, I«t her wave in the evening, too; Let her wave in the darkness of night, Let her sparkle witb morning dew. I,et her wave o'er the graves of the heroes brave Who died as they carried her through; They can-ied her farther than wc can see Away up into the blue. w. P. PIERIOO. A MADRIGAL. Dear, if you knew what tears they shed. Who live apart from home and friend, To pa*s mv house, by pity led, Yonr steps would tend. And if yon knew what jubilees Begets, in sad souls, a friend's glance. You'd look up where my window is, As if by chance! And if you dreamed how a friend's smile And nearness soothe a heart that's sore, You might be moved to stay awhile Before my door. Then. If you guested I loved you, sweet, And how my love is deep and wide. Something might tempt your pausing feet To come inside! —From the trench of Sully Prtuihcmme. Mrs. Porkly—l often wonder how people manage to understand each other in France. Mrs. Gotham—How absurd! Mra Portly—l don't think it absurd at aIL Both my daughters speak French, and they can't understand each other.— Harper' t Bazar. Mrs. Charles Russel, of Eastern Oregon, was cured of asthma of fifteen yean t tiding by Moore a Hernial BUMdr. THE SEATTLE FOST-INTELLIGENCEB, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1891. Tieont date: "The acceptance of the presi dency of the Chicago university by Profesaw Harper transfers from tba East to the Wast an* other professional educator of the highest stand ing. His removal la a great loss to Tale univer sity, and a corresponding gain to Chicago and the entire West It is curious to note the extent to which the East and West csll upon each other for leaders in educational work. For instance, Cornell went to Michigan for a president, Chi cago goes to Tale, Providence went to Indianap olis for the head of its schools. Scores of simi lar instances might he cited. A few yean ago the West was forced to look to the East for Its educators. Now both sections stand on an equal footing. Public education has been pushed in the West with far more vigor and corresponding success than in the East,and it Is quite as nat ural that the old cities should desire Western push and energy as it la that the West should seek to secure Eastern practice and experience. Both sections stand on an equal footing today. The schools and colleges of the West are as wall conducted as those of the East, and from the present ratio of progress will soon be recogniasd as superior." Bumas City Vidette: "The Idea of reciprocity as the proper commercial basis upon which to conduct international intercourse and Inter- change la rapidly coming into popular favor and bids fair to soon supplant the old theories of free trade and protection which have been the battle-ground of the old parties for so many years. Reciprocity as a basis of commercial in tercouse between the United Statea and the Do minion of Canada, as well as the Central and South American republics will soon be la vogue. The drift of sentiment in Canada appears to be In favor of annexation to the United States, and overtures looking to that end have emanated from the Dominion government Of course a spirit of hostility toward annexation Is exhibited by the conservative element, especially such as would thereoy lose offices upon which they ex pected to have a life tenure. The geographical and commercial reasons ss well as those of a common langusge, lineage and traditions com mend the wisdom of such a movement" Port Townaend Leader: "Judge Sachs and his friends are playing a game at Olympla which shows the desperate character of the man and the unscrupulousness of his supporters. Being unable to deny that be Is a gambler be straight way proceeds to brazen out his crime by essay ing to prove that it is the common pastime of the citizens of our town. This judicial prosti tute, who has bartered his bonor for a stack of chips, presumes to insult and injure the com munity that elected him, foolishly believing that he was manly enough to redeem the pledge to reform which he had given them. How worthless the fellow's word la his actiona have only too well proven, while his utter mcsnnsss is shown in the methods of his defense. He would wish by his own fall to besmirch the character of an outraged people; to revenge his disgrace by slander, just aa the squid projects its filth on the person who kicks Its hideous mafi into ' Tacoma Ledger: "Whatever la said of the present legislature it will hardly be accused of extravagance. The appropriation committers have cut everything down without mercy, and sdme of the appropriations have been trimmed to a point where they seem likely to require the utmost care to make them serve." Tacoma Globe: "Mr. Windom was not a great statesman, but he was more. He wss a clean, honorable, honest man, who spent all the years of his manhood in public life, and died as be had lived, without the 'slightest smirch upon his high standard of honesty. It were well for America that we had more Windoms." THI WORD ASSETS IB ERRONEOUS. To THE EDITOR: Ton honored the writer this morning with editorial mention la con nection with the menage of the mayor, de livered by that officer last night. The writer baa no ambition to pass as a humorist, but he does detest shams of every kind, and his opinion of that part of the document referred to, devoted to a tabulation of financial affairs. Is that it is too puerile for grave consideration. The mayor places the total liabilities of the city at 11,580,463, not including street grade warrants outstanding. Instead of frankly acknowledging this indebtedness and showing where the money has gone, including the thousands and scores of thousands used in regradlng the lower and richer parts of the city, and the building ot long streets and making of other improvements over the tide flats, where the city ean neither collect municipal taxes nor street improvement assessments, he simply forces a balance. Item one that I object to is 91,000,000 for water-works system. This system has not cost 11,000,000, not withstanding all the extravagance, to say the least, that has characterised the management of that department since it came under city con trol. Item two is city sewers, 9300,000. How this can be treated as an as set is beyond my comprehension. It is simply an expense Incurred. It can't be sold; it can't be made to return an increase or to pay interest. Any other Item of expense during the lsst ten or twenty years might just as reasonably be called an asset. Item three Is the 9211,000 for parks. The city cannot sell these parks. They are held merely by a possessory right for certain purposes, and in no sense can be treated as as sets. Item four is the slips, scows, street improve ments, furniture, fire-alarm system, etc. Thelse cannot be treated as assets, for they cannot be sold nor rented. They represent the class of property that any "private business firm" would withhold from execution were he to be put into the bankruptcy court. The writer claims that at least SBOO,OOO of the so-called assets are no more available than the 93,000,000 of street im provements of the city; than the 12,000,000 worth of land covered by our streets and alleys; than the 9350,000 put into the purchase of Pioneer place, the Rinehart corner, etc.; than 9180,000 worth of bridges, streets, and slips over the wa ters of the boy; than the 950,000 worth of lumbar used in planking the streets; than the hundred and one other items of expense that have been incurred during the existence of the city. In fact, only one item of the whole lot assembled by him can properly bo treated as an asset, and that is the water-works system. This is bring ing in an income, and can be Justly put in aa an offset for whatever it may have cost. Tne writer reiterates that the 5,000 boy and girl ba bies of the city, rated at 9100 each, may with equal propriety be classed among the offsets to municipal indebtedness. Certainly the good mothers of these children would scorn such a rating. The lady under whose roof the writer sleeps values the 2-year-old that tyrannises the household a thousand-fold greater than the above estimate. C. B. BAGLLY. JUSTICE TO MR. MSTCALPE. TACOKA, March 3,189 L To THE EDITOR: The writer does not kuow Representative Metcalfe, and all the knowledge I possess concerning hi* alleged bribery by the Calkins gang I have gleaned from the public prints. The press of Tacoma and the actions of certain members of the legislature, particularly the Pierce county delegation, in waging such a relentless persecution against the young man have convinced many good citisens here that they are opposed to the exposure of bribery; that poor Metcalfe must be made an example of, so that the like may never occy again, and that bribe-givers may not be discouraged in the future, and woe be unto him who expos«s cor ruption to the light of day. Have things come to such a pass in our new state that because a man peaches on another who would induce him to break his oath and sell his vote by offering him and placing money in his hands, that he must be hounded and abused by political harlots. Ohl no, it will not do. Met calfe will stand better before our people in two years, than any of those who voted for his ex pulsion; for their action In that behalf is open to the interpretation by our good citisens th.t they sanction and approve bribery, while be couldn't have done any differently than he did if he were conscientious in his exposure. Four-fifths of our people took no stock in the late senatorial fight whatever. A few place bunting politicians wanted Calkins elected, and they got left, and now they try through their organs to carry the idea that the whole state was for their favorite and is down on Metcalfe. It won't go down, gentlemen. JrsTica. The constant presence of a third person at the fireside and table is especially trous in the earlier years of wedlock. The presence of one who is not "of ourselves" may often restrain what is worst in us; hut alas! it always restrains what is best! There must always be in the most perfect unions and the best ordered lives some little friction which will once in a while tind expression. The gentle protest with which, if alone with your husband you would disarm his fractiousness. die* in vour throat because of the third person. The loving caress with which you would close his lips and make him ashamed of himself is as impossible to you as if you were paralyzed, if misunderstood, THE STATE PRESS. SEATTLE, March 3,189 L That Third Party. Mrs. P. T. Barn una. DON'T GET LEFT AGAIN! Unless you act quickly another golden opportunity will havo passed you by. 160,000 worn OF LOTS ALREADY SOLD AND SALES CONSTANTLY INCREASING-. } Everybody Buys in Brooklyn! / 9 The Cheapest and best property in Seattle. # - n wi Hal - [ WHY IS BROOKLYN THE BEST I 1 y Because of its beautiful location on Lake, Union. Magnificent View. W?ooo*beinff *P«nt la building Im b< $lo!oOO tn grading and s!4ewelklnc< streetr. $6,000 in clearing and beautifying the* I addition. Electric cars will be running ta week* to buy on «ueh easy te »sure one or more lota in Brooklyn at m once, or yon will regret it aa long aa yea U N ? o cash required on lota for two years to. , parti* building. J. A. MOORE, COLOMBIA BIBIR. 44 ' * £ ' pride will not let you explain, and you re tort indignantly; or, at best, keep silent with an aching heart, and in time you crow to hate that third person who may be an angel of light, but who is none the less eating holes in your marriage garment. It may not be possible, without neglecting a sacred duty, to have your house entirely to yourself, out I charge you, as you value your mutual love and happiness, be index lble in your resolution to keep some wak ing hours out of every twenty-four when the fireside shall be sacred to you and to your husband; when you can tell each other your thoughts, your hopes and fears, with no stranger intermeddling with your joy. _ RUBINSTEIN TO LEAVE RUSSIA. He Is Going Into Exile Along With the Other Hebrews. Galignani's Messenger. Anton Rubinstein, the famous composer and king of pianists, is about to quit St. Petersburg for good. For some time past a rumor has spread that Rubinstein hud resolved to resign his appointment as the head of the Conservatorium, and the rumor, discredited for a time, is now con firmed by the report of his contemplated departure from the Russian capital, which has been for so long a time the scene of his many brilliant triumphs, and where he has filled the highest post in the Russian musical world. It was only a few months ago that Rubinstein celebrated the jubilee of fifty years of his musical career, on which auspicious occassion the czar loaded him with honors, whilst from all parts of the empire sterling proofs were forthcoming of the nation's gratitude for the signal services he had rendered toward tne development and elevation of music. And it is not without feelings of bitterness that he bids farewell to his native country at an age when the scenes of his triumph, one would imagine, would be most dearly cherished. To the uninitiated it must seem strange that Rubinstein, the lion of a nation,'should go into voluntaiy exile, fully resolved never again to set foot on Russian soil, and yet the reason why is easily explained. Rubinstein, though by conversion a Christian, and professedly an orthodox one, is of the Hebrew race. Russian society just now is more than ever convulsed.by the tenets of the Anti-Semitic creed, and, such being the case, the fact of his being born a Jew is in itself sufficient to undermine the popularity he has so long enjoyed. The great composer is conscious that his origin, under existing circum stances, affects his social position in St. Petersburg society. At every step he is made to feel that, in the opinion of his as sociates, and in that of the domineering aristocracy, he is an Israelite, and that, were all the water of the Jordan used in his baptism, he would remain one to the end of the chapter, the fact, notwithstand ing that he is allied by ties of matrimony to the patrician caste, Mme. Rubinstein being a member of the Russian aristocracy. JAPANESE PIPES. Bteh and Poor of Both Sexes Uae Tobaeeo in a Very Refined Wny. Bir Edwin Arnold. To be quite Japanese we will begin by taking from our girdle the little brass pipes and silken tobacco bags, filling the Kiseru, and inhaling one or two fragrant whiffs of the delicate Japanese tobacco. In their use of the nicotian herb, as in very many other things, the Japanese dis play a sureme refinement. The rudest coolie, the coarsest farm laborer, equally with the lady of rank, the pretty geisha, and the minister of state, are content with this tiny pipe which does not hold enough to make even Queen Mab sneeze. Thev stuff a little rolled pill of the finecut leaf into a bowl smaller than the smallest acorn cup, thrust it in the glowing charcoal, and in hale deep into the lungs just one fragrant whiff of the blue smoke, which they expel by mouth and nostrils. Then they shake out the little burning plug into tfce bamboo receptacle, and load up again for a second ipvuku; value only the first sweet purity of the lighted luxury, and always wondering how we can smoke a great pipeful to the "bitter end" or suck for half and hour at a huge Havana puro. "Kittru no shita at doku arimas!" they say —"At the bottom of a pipe there lives poison." Much fancy ana fashion arc dis played in the appurtenances of the pipe. Ladies carry them in little, long, em broidered silk rases, with silken pouches attached, fwteaed by aa ivory, bronze, silver or jeweled clasp. Men wear, stuck in their girdles, a pipe-sheath ot carved ivory, bone'or bamboo; and the pipe itself may be a small, commonplace article of reea and brass, or an exquisite object in bronze, silver or gold, worked up with lovely ornament in lacquer or enamel. Mrs. Gladstone. Ladies' Home Journal. She is one of the most charming-looking women you ever saw; a sweet, kind face framed in foil, soft, lovela hair and topped by a cap of velvet and lace. A gown that falls in artistic folds |ond doesn't rustle, and a way of looking at you as if she were interested in everything you said—that's Mrs. Gladstone. She does not care for so ciety, as it is meant by the round of balls and receptions, and the giving and going to them; but she is delighted when she is at tbe head of her own dinner-table and has about her a circle of friends who know and love her and Mr. Gladstone. Un like the wife of any other prime minis ter she never went in for having a salon, for surrounding herself with rich and pow erful friends who would simply care to be received at the house of a prime minister, and vet -have no real interest in the cause whicn he so thoroughly and entirely cham pioned. Instead, she has given her time to caring for him, to seeing that, he was under any and all circumstances as com fortable as possible, and that in this way his health was preserved foT the nation for whom he did so much good. Her happiest moments are when she is with her hus band at Hawarden, but on every import ant occasion Bhe has always been by his side. Just remember that this means going over the country in railway trains, being for hours on open-air platforms, and then you will understand why the people of England worship Mrs. Gladstone as a heroine. Insisting on Aeenraey. Chicago Tribune. The prizefighters were in their corners, awaiting the call of time. "May the best man win!" yelled an ex cited man in the crowd. The referee, a man from Boston, raised his hand authoritatively. "Hold'." he exclaimed in a veice of thunder, "I cannot permit that to pass un corrected. May the better man win! Pro ceed with the contention, gentlemen. The moment has arrived." THE LITTLE ONES Ought to be considered. In the mys terious processes of nature, which are generalized in the term "growth," there is sometimes a demand on one part of the system at the expense of another. Some of the complications are beyond the reach of diagnostic observation. It is here that The Potency of 8. 8. 8* makes itself felt. Rev. L. R Paine, of Ma eon. GEL, writes: "We fcave been using at the Orphan's Home as a remedy for blood complaints and as a general tonic, and have had remarkable results from Its use with the children. It is snch an excellent tonic and keeps the blood so pure that the system is less liable to disease. It has cored some of onr children of scrofula." Books sa Bleed sad Bkia Mssssss Free. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Attaata. 6a. WA CHONG TEA STORE. South Fifth and Washington Afreets IMPIIKTKU IND SIHEBAL DULIM IS CHINESE MERCHANDISE. WILES & PITTS, LIVERY AND FEED STABLE. Proprietor* of the Avon and ML Vttnos Stage Line. Avon, Washington. A Woman sfiChances in New York am •5 a Dressmaker ■ | By BMMA M. HOOPBM How to Make 3 | Dressmaking Pay By ANNE JENNB3S MILLER ' A Rustic Comedy (A New Story) ■ By MARY B. WILKINB I Workers J %5; By MAUDE HAYWOOD I S Moths of Modem 1 Marriages Wm 1 *5 By MRB. P. T. 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