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VOL. XXL NO. 59. IP'S * ♦ GLOVES §j Tke Lanre>it and Best Stock ia the City. hp. 805 FRONT STREET. H iftH finny awav tboM eiegant Satin Lined ■ laa.ber Cases with eacns&leof SILVERWARE duplicate them when ?h< y are all gone. Moral—BUY NOW. 719 SECOND ST. AM htstfqtisrufor Htatlonpry and office nup (gp Psocr Ooods. :->..aps, IVrfumery, itpe<ialtlea fcgtflwun-. < utlery. Kic. DrCORPOKATKU 1«S1 DS MtSKS the fallowing a<lvant»«f> ; a Definite V fontraoi, Guaranteed < a*h Valuer At.nuai (b5 Drtrtdend*. Nw Tontine Features Whatever. |»Boi)»5oo-Forclturc Law. Participating n All pa No Los - In Cane You Cannot Continue. jhtyOtb -f Distinctive Advantage*. F. A. W , \u. 6i»»rfor Wa*hi!igtoi>, Oregon, Idaho anil Mon te*. GEO. E. ADAMS, < a-hier. 219, 2UU 221 ptfAuiidiui!. Seattle, Wash. IT SLAUGHTER OK lEN'S, YOUTHS' AND BOYS' CLOTHING, Overcoats, Ms and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises, - Underwear, KIM GOODS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS Everything In the store at & big 1 reduction. WS-310 South Third St., Main and Jack Hon. WANTED. Jjjt pk'i»r m grindstone*. f2.50 per 1»T. a.«ut market, hole!, drug and logglaf *HWt Pffctea* cutter. No 1 w ig#« tothe rlgbt m*e ««6 Wjrub land, #si •« «lb per aera. SB 1 FOR SALE. Paying a itracl office. «** »- IJ. 1175. i** tcuw on fit, 9"io. rj«o. and MM [ gWlß t (ieJierr. « ::M 2J*a!' iut«r ~1 l , i-,:a:irMil, •7ft. ».wx>ai ludifinit houae, *6UU •njHMd c >ac •,,ais<!. no rent, **'oo. H?* U l tam»*lalm*. #74 *a."h. g]£ **t<M in «awm!U au.t logging Mtfit, » a first -ciaaa !(.«-» t 'li. «"**®f n **t) anit m. wards. timber and outfit for logging; three good * ** P*yi"K lodging-bOWM* M».t«er ol v iitrtu tlat« and houtee *Mfe ,or «u» J:?*"*- and billcee in the beat part of Ike GEORGE \V. CRANE, *aipioynieiij bureau, 10# WaalUag tcu Migoeh IpREXTON, M.A. , »i 5? Mtv «»F KING'S fOil,B(<K, »iT f.' * graduate u t 1 I roeliirlal Normal Col » rr.t,-riot 11. N M., * ill opfo n ot-lect uii<i tilgti wstf Collep ror I'oys in Seattle Monday, January 11, U>'J2. fc* V n r ;<* h * s " I it* e»p*rl*nne In N*»»d .'» UJ * AS ! r *" v «"al v.»an U>« Head r&'f >■■ r .ol VI. loria, Bite*.!V '• piw«BwV»2 v. : < tor par ■UcIl. •***• l>mn,.u lUII tiutlel- PSa SMITH i'KOIKIi 'L Typewriter fjSt-' pV- < 'ataJogue free. "* * 1 H. N. HBM-KK. A«t. j|*- - " wr Btiljiaf. IATTLE n KL co. —bKALKke IN food. Coal ami Coke """-VUMk" 1 '"" W. P. BOYD & CO. THESE GOODS WE ABE SELL- ING AT COST. A GENUINE RE- DUCTION AND ONE YOU SHOULD TAKE ADVANT- AGE OF. S^*QUALITY IS EVERYTHING WE CALL YOUR PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE GOODS MEN- TIONED HERE. They are excellent for quality and LOW IN PRICE. Front Street and Pioneer Place P. V. DVVYER & BROS., DEALERS IN PIPE FITTINGS, VALVES, PLUMBERS'. STEAM AND GAS-FITTERS' SUPPLIES, Bolton Hot Water Heaters, Pumps, Oas, and Electric Fixtures. ADAMS & SONS, Brooklyn, N. Y.—l know of cases where the chewing of your Pepsin Gum for a short time before and after each meal has given relief to certain forms of dyspepsia. I have critically examined this gum, and am convinced that it is not only harmless but beneficial. R. OGDEN DOREMUS, M. D„ LL. D. ONLY A FEW DAYS MORE! The CITY OF PARIS goes out of existence January 31st, 1892. You have still time to avail yourselves of the ■II MUM SHE 60c and 75e HOSE reduced, three pair for sl. $1.50 and $2 CORSETS reduced to 75c. All KID GLOVES that were selling at SI, $1.25 and $1.50 a pair reduce i to 75c. CLOAKS A.T HALF PRICE J. and P. Coats Cotton Thread, el?ht spools for 25c. €ITY OF PARIS, Front Street, Near Columbia. M. SELLER & CO., MPOMTKHB AXD JOBBERS 12* Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Cutlery and Platedware Hotel and Bar Goods a Specialty. 714 SECOND ST.. liOSTON liT^OCTC. JAPANESE STORE 813 Second Street. IMPOKI KIW AM) JOUHKUS OK ; IVY Pill OS AND TOBACCO ! AJ-*-* •* A-* A SMOKERS' ARTICLES, ETC. J ILL COMMERCIAL ST. TK.ItR Y-L>K VVV Krn.nrxr,. THE GEAND MOTEL, (EI KOI'KAN PLAm. 11 MYKH, MANAGER ! The Only First-Class, Centrally Located Hotel in the City. The Largest and Finest Sample Rooms on the Coast. K r«t-Ra:<* Restaurant in Connection, TEETH WITHOUT A PLATE! Tfci. nmrUM. irm* opwmtlo. ri.pl**. k*t i**U» or badly (Uoared or roou Uial SB r»rfulnr»i. Ferllug and Appearance, »f* perfocx »u «Otut«s t',i vut n»iur»i weiu. Far fm address or cousuit [ THE WASHINGTON DENTAL INSTITUTE C<y. Second and ColambU Cloaks and Jackets, All Stylish and Handsome. Gossamers and Furs, The Latest and Best Dress Patterns and Combination Suits Elegant Goods for the same price you pay elsewhere for a very inferior quality. Q HONEST GOODS AT HONEST REDUCTION'S. O GLOVES The few Button Gloves we have left are reduced in price so they are very cheap. EXTRA VALUES IN Table Linens, ISTapkins, Crashes, Toweling, Towels. •SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13. 1892. Doylies, GOING TO DO NOTHING. Democrats in Congress Adopt Policy of Inaction. AFRAID OF SILVER LEGISLATION. Stupidity of the Attack on Blaine's Popular Reciprocity Idea. The Senate Passes an Appropriation for Two Paget Sound Revenue Cutters- Lawyer Pritchard, of Taeoma, After an Office—The Idaho Senatorship. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12-[Speclal]-The delay of the Democrats in getting down to business and organizing the House is an in dication that the leaders have decided on a do-nothing policy in the first session of this congress. The illness of Speaker Crisp, of course, has had something to do with the lack of interest shown by the members on the Democratic aide, but not withstanding this fact, there is every rea son to believe that the majority has no idea ot transacting very much business at any time dur ng the first session. The real purpose of the Democratic lead ers is to prevent any important legisla tion, and every effort is to be made, it is believed, by these leaders to prevent the passage of a free coinage bill and to take no important action on the tariff question. In event the free coinage issue is raised the leaders hope to straddle this question in the coming campaign. Some of the Democratic members have claimed that certain amendments to the McKinley ta.ff law will be passed by the House, but it is a question if very many of the important clauses will be attacked. The Mays and means committee will re port several amendments to the McKinley law, and Chairman Springer and other leaders on the Democratic side will create a great deal of bluster with a view to making campaign thunder in the presi dential contest. The Democrats have already made a great blunder in attacking the reciprocity clause of the McKinley bi'l. The blunder was made by Congressman Breckinridge of Kentucky, but it is believed that he was advised to do it by several of the would-be leaders on his side ot the chamber. If there is anything in the McKinley law that is popular with the masses in this country, it is the reciprocity clause. Any move to repeal this law would bo rebuked at the polls next November. It may have been the purpose of Breckinridge and his col leagues to attack this portion of the Mc- Kinley law in order to overcome some of the popularity of Secretary Blaine, who is the originator of this clause. The Demo crats understood full well that in order to win in the next presidential campaign they must have some other man in opposition to their nominee than the man from Maine. They understand full well that none of the men in their party who have become prominent as presi dential candidates will stand any show of election if Secretary Blame accepts the nomination that will be tendered him at the Minneapolis convention next June. It is deemed probable that the ways and means committee of the House will make one very radical departure from the past practice of the committees. This will be declining to afford prolonged hearings to those various interests likely to be affected by proposed legislation. The sense ot the Democratic majority is clearly in favor of limiting the work ot the com mittee to the preparation of less than a dozen biils. affecting only that number of articles of importance, and those interests desiring hearing# have been requested to reduce their statements to writing. Daniel McKeever, secretary of the New York Association of Importers, and Mr. Worrell, a member of that association, to day applied to Chairman Springer for a hearing to correct what they characterize as a general erronous impression in regard to the workings of the McKinley act. These gentlemen stated that there had been a much larger falling off in the im portation of woolen goods under the opera tion of the McKinley law than appeared by the report of imports and exports fur nished by the treasury department. They cited the fact that the Mc- Kinley law provides that all goods in bond on or prior to October 1, 18W, could remain in bond until February 1, 1801. and on l>eing taken out would be subject only to the duties imposed I y the act of March 3, Hence these gentle men maintain that the basis of determin ing the decrease of importations of woolen goods under the McKinley act was to make a statement dating from February 1, I*!H, to the present time. That statement, they said, would show a tailing oft of more than f>o per cent, in imports of woolen goods, and a large decrease in other imports except su ar and tin plates. Receipts of customs since the passage of the McKin ley law should date from February 1, 1891, for the purpose of comparison with pre vious duties. At the suggestion of the chairman it was agreed that the New York Association of Importers, or the two gemlemen themselves, should reduce their statements and comparisons to writing for formal presentation to the whole committee. IN THE SENATE. Coa»t Dpfmtr Kill Krpurtfd —lt, -Tenon Cutter Appropriation l'ttied. WASHINGTON CITT, Jan. 12.— Among the department and other communications laid before the Senate today were three agreements for the cession of lands made with the Shoshone ami Arapaho- Indians of the Wind river reservation in Wyoming, the Indians c,t Pyramid lake reservation and the Kiekapoo Indians of Oklahoma. They were a 1 referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Many petitions favoring a loan of $5- to the World's fair on condition of it being kept closed on Sunday were pre sented and referred. Doiph, from the committee an coast de fenses. reported a bill fur the purchase of sites for fortifications; also to provide for fortifications and other sea coast defences Berry. a member of the committee, dis sented from the report ou the latter bill, which carried with it an appropriat on of slou/,0u,000, extending over a period of eleven years, in view of the fact that the government revenues were hardly surti cit-rit to the ordinary expenditures, and the further fact thai there is an al most universal demand for r> lief from ex cessive taxation, he was no: willing to report :n favor of a bill carrying such a ars/e appropriation as a hundred mi lions, ten t>. t>e available the first year and nine millions a year fur the following ten years. Mr. Chilton. another member of the com mittee, concurred with Berry. The >enate passed bills for the establish ment ot a life-saving station at or near the moutli of the Rogue river, in Oregon, and for the construction of two government revenue cutters for seriee on the Pacific coast, appropriating $325.00). The bill appropriating SIO,OOO for the erection of a public building at Salem, Or., was favorably reported. Mr. Perkins introduced a bill to remove the statute of limitation in respect to claims under the eight hour law. After an executive session the Senate adjourned. PUGET SOI"XD REVENUE CUTTERS. The Senate raises an Appropriation for Two New Steamers. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.— [Special.]— Senators Allen and Squire made a gallant fight for their 3tate today and secured the passage of a bill in the Senate appropriat ing $325,000 for two revenue cutters to pre vent the smuggling <Jt Chinese and opium into the Puget sound country. The bill had been introduced by Senator Mitchell, but Allen and Squire appeared as strong advocates of it when it was up for consid eration. Senators Cockrell and McPherson, Dem ocrats, tried to have the bill defeated on 3 technicality, claiming that it was possible that during the present session of congress the revenue marine service would be transferred from the treasury to the navy department, and that different vessels would be needed for the Pacific coast serv ice than that proposed in this bill. Senator Allen made two or three short speeches in reply to those who were trying to defeat the measure. He stated that at present the Pacific coast had only two rev enue cutters. One of these was in Cali fornia, and the other was an old huik which had been condemned and was of no particular value, but which was used for the Puget sound district. Smugglers were coming in with impunity, and as the cut ters in the service were too slow the rev enue laws were being violated every day. He said there was no use of the Chinese exclusion act if the government did not lurnish the treasury department more means of preventing smuggling. Aft<-r Senator Squire had suggested an amendment increasing the speed of these cutters Senator Allen made anoth r speech, in which he said he was satislied with the bill as it was, and if the senators were familiar with the situation on the Pacific coast they would not for a moment stop this bill. He described the Straits of Fuca, which, he claimed, gave the smug glers every opportunity with their fast sailing vessels to cross the twelve-mile stretch of water and land Chinese and opium on American soil. The island of Vancouver, where was stored a vast quan tity of opium, was only twelve miles dis tant from the wooded coast of Washing ton, paralleling it for a distance of nearly eighty-five miles, and when cargoes of opium and Chinese were once in the woods it was impossible for the rev enue officers to capture them. It was a necessity that the Coast should have cut ters capable of runniug down these smug gling crafts in order to protect the interest of the government. Senator Squire introduced an amend ment increasing the speed of the cutters lrom fifteen to eighteen knots an hour, and said that it was necessary because there were smuggling crafts on Puget sound and the island of Vancouver fully capable of making seventeen knots an hour. He said he was familiar with the circumstances of the Puget sound collection district, and it was true that Chinese and opium were being smuggled in at all times, and the collector of the Puget sound district could not prevent that smuggling. The people of his state and section were tired of the scandal that was being created, and he thought it was a disgrace to the govern ment that they were notable to anticipate the Chinese which were coming in, and for which the smugglers received $46 a head. If we meant anything by a tariff on opium and the Chinese exclusion act, we should give the treasury department something that would enable them to deal with these smugglers. After the matter had been discussed for some time. Senator Squire said he would withdraw his amendment as it might en danger the passage of the bill, Senator Frye having stated that cutters to make eighteen knots an hour would cost much more than the appropriation of this bill. The Bfrlne Sea Ouestlon. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.— The Bering sea question was before the cabinet meet ing today. It is understood that the case has taken a favorable turn within the past few days, and Secretary Blaine has been advised that Lord Salisbury will asree to his suggestion as to the method of selecting three arbitrators from the countries which have no interest whatever in the question at issue. When these three neutral arbi trators are agreed upon there need be no further delay in deciding upon the per sonnel of the tribunal, it having already been arranged that the United States and Great Britain shall each have the appoint ment of two members. Another point set tled is that Great Britain's representatives shall be residents of Canada. The pros pects are that one of the arbitrators 011 the part of the United States will b? selected from the Republican party and the other from the Democratic party. Edward J. Phelps, ex-minister to England, is men tioned as most likely to be one of the ar bitrators on the part of the United States. Consolidation of Customs District*. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.—Represen tative Ilarter of Ohio introduced in ths House today a bill for the consolidation of customs collection districts. It reduces the number of districts materially. Ari zona is to be one district, California and Nevada two, Alaska one. Montana and Idaho one, and Colorado, Wyoming and Utah one. The bill abolishes all commis sions, emoluments, etc., and provides for annual salaries to customs collectors, naval officers and surveyors at certain of the larger ports. The smaller collection districts are divided into five classes, ac cording to the amount of business trans acted. The Idaho Senatorial Contett. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.— Arguments were begun by the Senate committee on privileges and elections in the Idaho con test of Dubois and Clasett for a seat in the Senate. Dubois now holds the seat, which is contested by Clagett on the alle gation thai Dubois was not legally elected by the legislature of Idaho. After argu ments, the committee adjourned nntil Thursday. The < lrowlt <ludge*hlp WASHINGTON CITY, Jan 12.—[Special.]— The Washington senators say that tele grams have been received urging the pro motion of Ju !ge Hanford to the circuit bench and the appointment of Lawyer Pritcbard, of Tacoma, to succeed him. It is probable, however, that nothing will be done in regard to the appointment of a circuit judge for several days. In the House. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.—1n the House petitions lor experiments in silk culture in the United States under direction of the agricultural department were pre sented and referred. The House then ad journed until tomorrow. SKELETON IN A BOAT. Ghastly Object Raised by Pran ging Port Townsend Bay. A BAKER FLEES FROM HIS DEBTS. Introduction of Japanese Labor Into British Columbia Mines. Why Street Commissioner Clinton, of Taeoma, Resigned King County Cssei in Supreme Court—Million Dollar Mining Suit at Boise. PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 12.— [Special.]— A curious incident of the sea giving up its dead has just come to light. On Satur day while the wrecking schooner Lucy Lowe was dragging Port Townsend bay for her lost anchor, she raised an old worm-eaten boat from the bottom ol the bay. hen the boat was lifted to the surface it turned over and the remains of a human skeleton with clothes on, fell from it into the water. Investigation developed the fact that the old boat thus raised was a \Y hitehall boat formerly owned by Bart lett & Co., and the skeleton was the re mains of Thomas Drummond, a young man who disappeared over two years ago. On September G. 1839, Bartlett <fc Co. sold a lot of supplies to the English ship Nineveh which was at anchor in Port Townsend bay ready to sail for Sydney. Thomas Drummond was Bartlett's boat man. He was an expert with the oars and sails and had been with the firm a long time. Drummond was sent to the Nineveh with a boat load of stores. The day was very stormy, but he reached the ship in safety, unloaded the stores and started back to shore, but was never seen again. All efforts to find the boat or body failed until the Lucy Lowe brought thein to the surface. The lost boat was heavy with pig iron ballast. The supposition is that she was filled with water by the waves and went to the bottom, and that Drummond became entangled in the sails or ropes and could not save himself. STATE SUPREME COURT. Derisions in a Number of Cases Ap pealed from King County. 01/VMPI A, Jan. 12. —[Special.]—The su preme court- decided today that the ver dict for $1,500 damages in the King county case of Cunningham vs. The Seattle Elec tric Railway and Power Company, for the expulsion of the plaintiff from a car of the defendant, was excessive. The judgment is ordered reversed unless the plaintiff consents to remit all but SSOO, the defend ant to recover costs, except expense of statement. The court reverses the King county case of the Littell Smythe Manufacturing Company vs. Miller, an action to foreclose a mechanics' lien on community property, because the wife of defendant was not made a party. The judgment in the case of Gunderson vs. Cochrane, from King county, was affirmed, because the judge before whom the cause was tried settled the facts after he had gone out of office. It is held that the proper course in such cases is to apply to the superior court, as such, for a settle ment. Judge Anders dissents. In the King county case of Pencil vs. the Home Insurance Company, the judg ment was affirmed upon all points, the court holding that the jury was justified in finding for the plaintiff' on the plea of arson interposed by the defense. Judge Hoyt, being disqualified, did not sit on this case. Petitions for rehearing were denied in the cases of Keane vs. Brigger, Dabney vs. Distler, Jones vs. Jenkins & Hansen, state vs. George Stowe, and Baxter vs. city of Seattle. TYLER MINE VS. LAST CHANCE. Important Idaho Mining Suit Involving til >OOO.OOO Worth of Property. BOISE CITT, Jan. 12.— [Special,]—The celebrated miningsuit of the Tyler Mining Company vs. Last Chance, both of VVard ner, is now the sensation in the I'nited States court here. It is a suit of ejectment brought in 1801, when the Tyler incline broke into the Last Chance works. About the same time Justice Field granted an in junction restraining the Last Chance men from working in the disputed ground. When the case came up for a hearing last October, Judge Beatty made an order allowing the mine to be worked under the direction of an agent of the conri who, after deducting ail expenses, was to de posit tne proceeds in the First National bank of Spokane, subject to the result of the trial now in progress. The suit is said to involve property worth $1,000,000. The chief battle today came up when the Tyler men offered in evidence a certiiicate of registry to establish title. It was objected to and arguments were made by Mr. Hey burn ami Mr. Brown. Ju.lije Beatty ad mitted the certiiicate, subject to the final instructions to the jury, in cnse, after de liberation. he should deem it improper. Much interest attaches to the case, many prominent men being present from differ ent sections of the state. W. G. Galiinger, of Montana; William Too!*, of Butte, and Mr. Gibson, of Salt Lake City, are here as expert witnesses for the Tyler men, and John M. Burke and A. D. Foote are experts for the Last Chance. JAPS roll COM OX COAL MINKS. Canadian Mine - Owner# Providing Against Ant-Chinese Legislation. VICTORIA, B. C., Jan. 12. —[Special.]— Recently there arrived 100 Japs to work in the Union coal mines at Comox above and below ground, a similar number of whites and China men! having already been discharged. Two hundred Japs a>-e expected on the steamship Zambesi on her next trip. This importation of these Japs is in antic ipation oi probable anti-Chinese legis lation at the next session of the provincial assembly, for which there was vigorous contention at the last session. Great in dignation is felt among the miners of the province, who propose vigorous action in connection with the other labor organi ,a tions, feeling that this is but the entering wedge of an element inimical to white labor. Japanese ia':>or being cheaper than white, it is feared that the latter will be altogether excluded. The poll tax paid by Chinese is not charged ou Japs, hence the influx is expected to be trreat now that an opening has been provided. It is feared they will ?et into every other industry and prove as dangerous to white labor as the Chinese. Hrthune Again Talk* of Ketlymnff. TACOICA, Jan. I£ [Special.] State Geogulist Bethune says he intends to re sign just as soon as he can complete his report for the past year, which will be EIGHT-PAGE EDITION about the middle of February. He sav the salary, $1,200 a year, is too small lor htm. Speaking of the aiining bureau, Mr. Bethune admits that he was asked to resign, but aids that he in turn asked State Treasurer Lindsley to resign,claiming that he had as good a right to ask him to stepdown as he had to ask for the state geologist's resignation. Mr. Bethune is credited with stating that Mr. Lindsley and Mr. Laughton, referring to them as "those fellows." did not like it because the $50,000 geological survey ap propriation was not secured for the bureau, and that they thought to close up the bureau if he woul<l resign, which he would not do until he got out his report for the year. MUNICIPAL REFORM IN TACOMA. Street Commissioner Clinton Forced to Resign—Other Officials Warned. TACOMA, Jan. 12.—[Special.]—The resig nation of Street Commissioner Clinton was discussed with animation today by politicians and taxpayers. About five months ago the News published statements and interviews to the'effect that Mr. Clin ton fed private horses out of the publio feed box. and that the steeds of other city officials were kept alive in the same way. The city council subsequently investigated his accounts, but did not confirm the re port of his alleged shortcomings. A mem ber of the city council said todav to a cor* respondent of the POST-I NTKI.I.U; I:\CER: Mr. Clinton wasa«kcd to resign. He has been ia the habit of drinking too much. You could not ket-p his accounts straight. For two months he has been catching tip in his affairs, though. He was giveu a chance to straighten up before being let out The city charter revision committee recommends that the street superintend ent be elected by the people, and that he, together with the city engineer and another supplant the board of publio works, they cutting down the department expenses over $5,000 per annum. It has been stated in the inner political circles during the past week that other city officials would l>e asked to resign on account of shortcomings, which it now appears, however, have been adjusted satisfactorily. BUNKOED BT A BAKER. Port Townsend Man Defrauds Creditors and Boarders and Disappears. PORT TOWSSKNP, Jan. 12.— [Special.] H. Bremfoeder, proprietor of the Vienna bakery and restaurant, has disappeared, leaving numerous creditors to mourn his departure. Last month Bremfoeder's stock was attached by C. A. Blackstone, of Seattle, who charged him with disposing of goods with intent to defraud his credit ors. The attachment was dissolved on a technicality and Bremfoeder brought suit for damages. It is said that Bremfoeder sold-a large portion of his stock and fix tures on Sunday, pocketed the money and departed for parts unknown. In addition to the numerous creditors there are many holders of meal tickets on the Vienna bak ery, Brief Tacoma News. TACOMA, Jan. 12. —[Special.]—The annual report of the Y. M. C. A. shows; Keceipts, $4,149.50; expenses, $4,118.90; subscrip tions to new building, $102,184, of which $15,7H9 is in cash or available notes; build ing fund subscriptions due this year, $"3),- O(JU. It is probable that the new building will be begun in the spring. Banker Grattan 11. Wheeler favors the paving and improving of streets by prop erts owners themselves. After having ac* cepted the plans and specifications, he would have them select trustees to assume charge of the details of the improvement. City Engineer Morrison has returned from a trip to California, and is enthu siastic over the bituminous rock for paving streets. He saw much bituminous rock pavement in California. One of C. Bezzant's teams ran aw»y on the railroad track on the wharf today. One of the animals fell through a trestle, breaking its leg. Dr. C. P. Culver, superintendent of the Union Relief Association, reports that the association lias received S6B-J.fo during the year and expended $1,033.08 in helping eightv-ona families or individuals, leaving $340.78 due l>r. Culver. Chapiain Stubbs is searrhing for the true name of the Swede sailor who died yesterday at the city and county hospital under the name of J. E. Johnson. His arms are marked with the initials E. 1. 8. Susie C. Lewis today sued for a divorce from Dallas S. Lewis on the ground of abandonment. They were married in 1879, atid she says she has not seen him since 1834. Articles of incorporation of the Wash ington Land and Lumber company to deal in real estate and build railroads and saw mills, were filed here today by M. W. Gib bons, A. S. Palmer and J. D. Stryker as trustees. MissSomerville, residing near Centralis, and Mr. A. Farnsworth, of Spokane, wi re married at St. Luke's church today in the presence of a few relatives and friends. Amelia Read today began Buit tor divorce from A. S. Read. In tiling a petition for SSOO for services in closing up the North Pacific Insur ance Company, Insurance Commissioner Weir today stated that the state allows him nothing for his serrices as commis sioner. The grocery store, corner of Yakima avenue and Fifteenth street, was damaged SIOO by fire this morning. December 20 the store and building were nearly de stroyed by lire. Taconians Kun A way From Private Debts TACOMA, Jan. 12.—[Special.]—Relatives of Robeit Bnrna, late secretary of the de funct North Pacific Insurance Com pany, say he has gone to Chicago with his wife, and it is learned that he accompanied George F. Stott, the ticket broker, who is said to have left SI,OOO in personal debts unpaid, besides |4OO secured on furniture, which it is claimed had been mortgaged. President Armstrong, of the North Paciiio Insurance Company, says Burns' accounts with the company are all right, but he un derstands he left many private debts un paid. For a week it has been rumored that Burns would 'lepart suddenly. Tlie Prosecution of T. J. >«lton. Po*T TOWS6E>D, Jan. 12. -\V. F I>ving, vice president of the Port '!" ■ .vr. • id Na tional bank, is absent from the city. A statement has been given out a re that he is visiting Tacoma. It has i-een learn 1 that although he actually went to that city it was for the purpose of consulting President Wade relative to the am-: of T. J. Nolton. Wade is one of the otHcers of the Bank of Commerce, of Tacoma, and is understood to have a ivise 1 Krving t > intercept Nolton at Los Angeles and try to secure money the Port Townsend bauc claims is owed bv Nolton. If this is done all the proceeding* will probably be dropped. Farmer'* Alliance I'aper Employs llata. Coi-rsx, Jan. 12.—[Special.]—The typo, graphical force on the L'omm tier were (lis charged today, owing to a controversy over t* e employment of non-union print ers. A union was organized recently, comprising the newspaper compositors in Colfax and Moscow, it established the