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THE POST-INTELLIGENCER.
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street*
>T KIR.
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IMiy, 1 mortis. Jn artvav* 1 0®
Weekly. l year. In wivmom. 2 OO
Weekly, 6 m'ntik*. :tt wJranc* 1 <*»
*nn/lay, X y*ar. to adraace 200
aod tvudsy, 1 n advanca. 3 90
BY CABBIESa in lb* City).
Daiiy, per week 25 PWM
So Member* ordering changed tbeoid
fir* the oM mMrtm mm we!i mm tb« new one.
remittance* to POBT-ISTELLIOEH
CTR CO., fseatlia.
Eastern office*—A frank P.l-har&son. *r»!« Fan
em agent, 13, 14 and 15 Triftona tmUdlng. Sew
\orx: 317 Chunber of Commerce, Chicago, IE.
TAi.OXA BCRfcAU 1,105 Pacific Avenna
SEATTLE, THVBHDAT, J AS. J*.
THI PACIFIC RAILROAD DEBTS.
The government debt of the Pacific rail
roads now amounts to fU2.512.6V) princi
pal and unpaid interest, and is near ma
turity, with no provision for its payment.
It must either be extended or the mort
gages will be foreclosed. The government
lien ia a second mortgage, and the prior
lien would stand for about all the property
is worth. The best the government can
do will be to extend the debt with strin
gent provisions for its payment out of the
current earnings.
The Chicago Tribune, commenting upon
the dishonesty practiced upon the govern
ment by the Pacific railroads, says that
large amounts of the government subsidy
were never invested In the construction of
the roads, but "were diverted to personal
uses by the ruling powers of those roads
and served to build up colossal private
fortunes." Tbe Central Pacific employed
government money in building the South
ern Pacific, on which the government has
no lien, and government money went into
branch lines of the Union Pacific on
which likewise it has no lien. To this in
dictment the Spruifrtield Republican adds:
And •« everybody know* farther, the bond*
of tLe companies built the ronda and probably
j.ot a money ijratuitv into the pocket- of the
original atoenhoiders, brides their shares of
stock, which rfpr»>««Rt no money invest**!.
A* OBJECT LE9BUS FOR THE
i'EtiPLK'9 PABTV.
When Mich lean became a state in Janu
ary, her legislature passed a general
banking law, under which any ten or
more freeholder* of any county might or
ganize themselves into a corporation for
the transaction of banking business. Of
the nominal capital of a bank only 10 per
cent, in specie was required to be paid
when subscriptions to the stock were
made, and 20 per cent, additional in specie
w hen the bank bcgau business. For the
further security of the notes which were
to be issued as currency* the stockholders
were to give first mortgages upon real es
tate, to be estimated at its cash value by
at ieast three county officers, the mort
gages to be filed with the auditor general
of the state. A bank commissioner was
appointed to superintend the organization
of the banks, and to attest the legality of
their proceedings to the auditor general,
who, upon receiving such attestation, was
to deliver to the bunks circulating notes
amounting to two and a half times the
capital certified to as having been paid in.
The panic of 1537 followed; the legisla
ture assembled in June and added to this
banking law full authority for banks or
ganized under it to begin the business of
issuing bills in a state of suspension—that
Is, to flood the state with an Irredeemable
currency, based upon 30 per cent, of specie
and 70 per cent, of land mortgage bonds.
The law was so modified that any number
of persona, upon signing an agreement to
that eflect might become a tanking corpo
ration, and almost any one might become
a director.
The -es%'lt was that everybody who was
in debt and everybody who saw in the law
a wide opportunity for rascality, went into
the banking business. Within a few
months wherever two roads crossed
a bank was established. One was
found in a sawmill, and one of the official
records of the period says: "Every vil
lage p!o ; with a house, or even without a
house, if it had a hollow stump to serve as
a vault, was the site of a bank." Many of
them had no office, no books and no cap
ital. Wild lands that had been recently
bought of the government at $1.25 an acre
were now valued at ten or twenty times
that amount, and lots in villages that still
existed only on paper had a worth for
banking purposes only limited by the con
science of the officer who was to taka the
securities.
Within one year forty-nine banks were
organized and forty went into operation
with a professed capital of $1,745,000, of
which 30 per cent, was claimed to have
been paid in specie. Over $2,000,000 of ir
redeemable paper was distributed through
out the state, of wnich probably not a dol
lar was based upon bona tide capital paid
in for legitimate banking pUrpo-es. The
local public had no confidence in this
money. Adventurers from New York and
other distant places went into the wilds of
the state, located bauks, took the entire is
sue of money and put it in circulation
anywhere but near the place of issue.
At the end of 1839 there were no fewer
than forty-two "wild-cat" banks in the
hands of receivers, and only four still
doing business. Nearly all the currency
« f the state was worthless, business was
prostrate, values of all kinds had been
nearly or qu.te destroyed. There was no
buying or wiling of lanfi. and only the
bare necessities of life were able to com
mand a marktt The banking law was
taken before the courts and declared un
constitutional, and the system was abol
ished, leaving behind it no assets.
This was the disastrous end of Michi
gan's experiment of manufacturing cheap
money by ths printing press. One of its
lessons was that neither real estate nor
anything else not immediately convertible
into money can support the credit of bank
currency, and yet the Farmers' Alliance-
Feople's Tarty is today stupid enough to
think that the United btates government
is powerful enough to support the cred.t
of bank currency in real estate, farm prod
ucts or other property not immediately
convertible into money.
The class that was graduated at West
T\nnt in IMI was the most prolific in mil
itary taieut in the history of the academy.
This class contributed to the Union army
Major-Gtneraia Buell, Wright, Whipple.
Fohuy'er Hamilton. John F. Reynolds,
R-.chardson and W. T. H. Brooks; Brica
dier-Generais Tower, Howe, Brannaa,
Pinmmar, Silly, Nathaniel I.yoo, and
Brigadier-Genera s by Brewt J. P.
Gareeche, chief of statf to General Kose
crans and kiilei at Stone river, and T. J.
Hodman. To the confederate army this
claaa of 6»ve Generals K. 3. Garnett,
Richard B. Garnett, Sam Jones, J- M.
Jones, and Abraham Buford. Oat of
thirty-seven members surviving when the
war broke oat, twenty rose to the rank of
general officers daring the civil war, a
record equalled by no other ciass gradu
ated from West Point.
WILD-CAT FISASCI.
The state of Alar»ama went into the
banking business in 1823 by the establish
ment of the Bank of the State of Alabama.
The only limit on the volume of the note
issue was the discretion of the president
and directors, who were elected annually
by the legislature. The capital, which
was not limited in amount, was to be
furnished entirely by the state. The bank
began business in 1325 on SIOO,OOO of state
stock, redeemable ia ten years and bearing
interest not exceeding 6 per cent. Three
years later 1100,000 more of state stock,
redeemable in twenty years, was issued.
In tne same year other public funds
aggregating $1,300,000 were added to the
capital. Five years later about $.500,000
of state university funds were trans
ferred to the bank as capital. Between
1*32 and 1835 four branches of the state
bank were established in as many cities,
and state bonds to the amount of $<>,300,000
were issued to supply them with capital.
No limit was placed on the amount of
money that the president and directors
coald borrow of the bank, so they bor
rowed ail they wanted and loaned it where
they liked. The state bank had, in a
capital of $253,646 and a circulation cf
$273,507. In 1837 the capital of the state
bank and its branches had reached $7,889,-
886, and the circulation $4,576,752. The
notes discounted and bills purchased in
1526 amounted to $443,8a0; in 1837 they
amounted to $17,693,953. A commission
which had been appointed, because of al
leged Lank frauds, to investigate the char
acter of these notes and discounts esti
mated that over $6,000,000 of the $17,693,-
983 were worthless. The bank, there
fore, had nearly $7,000,000 liabilities
greater than its assets. The legislature
of 1536 was so infatuated that it abolished
direct taxation and set aside SIOO,OOO of the
Lank money to pay the state expenses.
The legislature of 1837 assembled in special
session and authorized the state to loan
$-5,000,000 to the people through the banks.
This waa in June. In December following,
a turther loan of $2,500,u00 was made.
These extreme measures only postponed
the inevitable collapse, while adding
greatly to its disastrous consequences. In
1842 the charters of the branch banks were
repealed, and in 1845 that of the state bank
expired by limitation.
The total loss to the state of Alabama,
principal and interest, up to June, 1891,
was over $31,000,000, and the amount of in
terest which the taxpayers are called upon
annually to pay on account of the lost
funds and outstanding bonds is estimated
at over $271,000 a year. In a recent speech
which Governor Jones, of Alabama, made
in Camden county, he placed the total
amount of taxation for these objects at
$362,000 a year, or nearly SI,OOO a day.
Governor Jones, of Alabama, in his pub
lic addresses against the sub-treasury
scheme, says that this terrible experience
of the state "demonstrates the folly of a
government attempting to carry on a bank
ing business with public funds managed
or controlled by its politicians."
The experience of Mississippi with cheap
money was even more disastrous than that
of Alabama. In 1833 the state came to the
aid of the Planters' bank of Mississippi,
which had been chartered three years be
fore, by issuing $2,000,000 worth of bonds,
at 6 per cent, interest, to be used as the
bank'* capital. Nine new banks were
chartered the next year, and in 1534 the
state chartered a bank of its own, called
the "Union Bank of Mississippi," and
issued $5,000,000 worth of bonds at 5 per
cent., most of which were sold in Holland
at their par value. At the close of 1839 the
twenty-six banks in the state professed to
have a paid-up caoital of over $30,000,000,
loans and discounts exceeding $45,000,000,
a note circulation exceeding $15,000,001),
and deposits aggregating nearly $3,0J0,000.
As the free white population of the state
at that time was only 170,000, the alleged
paid-up capital per head equaled slx>,
loans and discounts $285, and the circula
tion, including deposits, $l4O, the largest
per capita circulation ever known. The
entire system collapsed when every
body believed himself rich and sure
to get richer, and it was then
discovered that all of the boasted $30,000,-
0"0 of paid-up capital, with the exception
of the money that had been borrowed on
the tionds of the state, consisted of "stock
nutes" which had been paid in lor capital,
the banks discounting them and the pro
c ( Is going to pay for stock subscriptions.
This was simply an exchange of one form
of credit for another. Absolutely no
money had gone into the banks except
that obtained by the sale of state bonds.
The $48,000,000 of loans were never paid;
the $23,000,000 of notes and deposits never
re deemed. Lands became worthless forthe
reason that no one had any money to pay
for them. The only personal property left
was slaves, to save which such numbers of
people tied with them from the state that
the common return upon legal processes
was in the very abbreviated form of "G.
T. T.," gone to Texas.
The state legislature in 1*42 adopted an
act of repudiation. The bondholders had
the question of the constitutionality of the
bonds brought before the highest court in
the state, and obtained a decision in their
favor, the court affirming their constitu
tionality and declaring them to be binding
obligations upon the state; but no execu
tion could issue against the state, so the
bondholders could get no money back. As
late as IS.>3 some of the bondholders, by
persistent efforts, obtained from the legis
lature an act referring the question of pay
ment to the people. The peopls voted
that the bonds should not be paid.
Alabama, to her honor, did not repudiate
her debt, while Mississippi today feels the
effect npon her state credit of this act of
repudiation.
TUB riTCKE or KSGLAXD.
Lord Salisbury, the Tory leader, admits
that the immediate political future of
England is a situation of deep interest to
the world and of critical consequence to
the British people. Th ; s confession is a
reauke to the common croak of a certain
class of Americans who nave been abroad
just enough to weary their friends with
their twice-told tale of how much better
things are managed in Yurrup," and
how much finer everything is "on the con
tinent;" to dilate on the dangers and de
fects of the republican form of govern
ment, an i to qu.>t« England as a strong,
•table government, * here there is as much
THE SEATTLE POST-INTILLIGENCEK, THUBSDAY JASFART 14. 1892.
popular freedom as is compatible with
public safetv; where the disgusting license
of oar republic is anknown. The favorite
subject of adulation with these closet
political critics and scholastic snobs is the
constitutional monarchy of England,
which seems to them to permit ail the
liberty that it is safe for man to be en
dowed with without drifting toward an
archy and mo hoc racy.
Our own republic, it may be granted, is
in a state of industrial unrest to the point
of occasional turbulence in our great
cities East and West, and these wise
prophets of pessimism in oar periodical
literature are constantly singing the death
song of our "experiment." The evils of
our ignorant suffrage are enlarged upon;
our few feeble plants of socialism and com
munism are cited as serious symptoms of
fatal constitutional disease rather than as
they really are, mere superficial func
tional aberrations from perfect political
health. The financial lunacy of the few is
magnified,.while the sound business sense
and commercial honesty of the many is
ignored in the anxiety of these doctrinaires
to prove their theory that representative
democracy is a delusion and a snare.
The truth is our politics do not suffer by
comparison with those of Great Britain.
As late as 13G7 the English Beverly bribery
commission reported that out of a con
stituency of 1,100 >bout 800 were open to
bribery and other corrupt induences, and
the case of Beverly was only one sample
in a multitude of instances of prevalent
bribery. So corrupt is the English field of
politics that a "corrupt and illegal prac
tices prevention act" was passed in 1383,
which contains very minute and stringent
provisions. ' Not only are English politics
quite as corrupt as our own, but they are
more brutal and ferocious. The Bel
fast riots are a conspicuous ex
ample, and other terrible industrial
or political riots have disfig
ured the history of England during
the reign of Victoria. Gladstone's carriage
has been more than once stoned; election
moos have often assaulted and beaten
English gentlemen of rank and family who
were candidates or partisans of candidates.
At the last English general election two
political speakers of high rank were rudely
hustled from the platform by the crowd
and a dozen meetings were utterly
•vrected. It is not ten years since an
English mob seized the opposition candi
date in his carriage and dragged carriage
and candidate into the sea and left him
there to get out and ashore as best
he could. With limited suffrage, com
pared with our universal ballot, there is
at least as much corruption, and certainly
more brutality and riot at English elec
tions than at our own. The only excep
tion is at the South, where the race quar
rels between the ruling whites and the
recently servile blacks explode in outrages
of blood and fraud. Where slavery did
not exist at the outbreak of the war our
American politics are at least as pure and
altogether more peaceable than those of
our English cousins. The American is
given to brass bands and processions, but
seldom falis to fighting at the North,
while election rioting has always been
part of the daily sport of the canvass
during English elections.
England has ten disturbing questions
before her for future settlement to one
that plagues our public. Manhood suffrage,
free primary schools, the abolishment
of primogeniture and the law of entail,
the multiplication of land owners, reform
in taxation, the disestablishment and dis
endowment of the state church, the extin
guishment of the house of lords, the
hereditary branch of her legislature, and
the substitution of an elective body like
our Senate, are among the objects of radi
cal effort for the next fifty years in order
"to help make life worth living for the
tens of thousands in England to whom it
is now prolonged misery."
In order to steal the contested seat of
the Fifteenth senatorial district of New
York the Democratic state board of can
vassers treated with contempt the decis
ion of ths court of appeals, which ruled
that a county clerk's signature is not nec
essary to make an election return valid,
but that the supreme court had a right to
prevent the board from canvassing the re
turns from the Fifteenth district before
them, and that that court ought to pre
vent them from being canvassed on ac
count of fraud. The state canvassers
ignored this decision of the court of ap
peals, and awarded a certificate to the man
whom the supreme court bad already said
was not elected.
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, has hitherto
complained that silver was surreptitiously
and fraudently demonetized in 1573, but
now he declares that it is still the duty of
the officers of the mint to receive and coin
all silver o3ered at the rate of 412}$ grains
of silver to the dollar. The act of IS7B
provides for the coinage of the old standard
dollar, but does not provide for its free
coinage. On the contrary, the amount to I
to be coined is expressly defined to be not
less than $2,000,000 nor more than $4,000,
000 a month, which provision is enlarged
and modified by the act of 1?90 without
affecting the other features of the law.
Joseph Wallace, la the Popular Scirnc* Fan,
says that our climate has certainly been much
modified within the past '.2,000 years. "There
have been fifteen climatic changes since the be
ginning of the glacial age," he writes, *»each
change lasting 10,500 years and e»ch change re
versing the season ia the tvro hemispheres, the
pole waich had enjoyed continuous summer b*-
ing doomed to uadergo perpetual winter for
10.300 years and then passing to its former state
for an equal term." The present epoch of a
more genial te-apersture at this season of the
year in th.s Northern hemisphere begun about
l.'.tt years ago, aal for 9.000 years to come,
writes Mr. Wallace,'."we may reasonably expect
a gradual modification of our climate."
The typewriter has hitherto been supposed to
be an English invention, subsequently devel
oped by the Americans, bat, according to Jfa
eMtety, a patent has been discovered in ths
French archives which gives the credit of
originating tae idea to a Frenchman. M. Pogrin,
of Marseilles, who devised and illustrated h.s
apparatus as far back as ISJ3. "With a little
practice,** says the author, "one can write as
rapidly with the ktypogxapbic pen as with the
ordinary pen. 1 have called it the
machine or pea because it prints by striking.
It will give birth to a new art" Latest develop
ments of the mventiou are a typewriter for the
blind.
The estimate of the Boston school committee
for expenses for next year is aa in
crease of 1100,384.91 orer this year. This increase
t» to coTer the cost of a larger attendance, the
Introduction of m»naal and physical training,
anj a !e» ralaor expenses. There are 6S.«VJ
f a registered this year, of whom S6,2iS are
t t and sfirls. showing that the average
cost per pupil is Kibi, aa increase ol 7 cents
CTei the cost last year.
THE STATE PRESS.
Taroma Kevt (Dea.): "Taeoma will not Keek
the Iketaocratic eouTeutlon this year. It will
•tart this war. howeTer, by coming to St PauL**
CHympia Olympian: "Sotting more unseemly
than the wild and undignified scramble for the
new judgeship in thia district between W. Lair
Hill, of Seattle, and Jc*eph Simon, of Portland,
baa been seen is recant political manipulation."
T aeon: a Ledger: "The well-worn Chilean sen
aation ia still a subject of cots sent, but does
not teem to provide cans* for farther anxiety.
The bad feeling on both aides baa materially
cooiea, and the sober aecond though; ia appar
ently doing ita psr.eet work."
Anacortes Proyrtm: "Many paper? attempt to
«ay something aoout the new senator from Kan
aas, but most of the paragraphs are forced witti
cism?, tugging in oJd cheitnuta about Isgalla
and PefTer, for the truth ia little to say about the
man. He made a fairly good representative, and
while he made BO particular reputation for him
aeli he did nothing discreditable."
Fear Million Dollars to Chsrlty.
The most interesting WJU ever filed for pro
bate in the surrogate's at New Yorx ia
that of Mrs. Mary Macrae stuart. When Robert
L. Stuar; died he left his w.dow a millionaire
and the owner of a gallery of valuable paintings
and a library of rare boots and manuscript
During her lifetime Mrs. Stuart was noble in her
charitaea, and her will defotes mora than
■ AST MACS** STCABT.
W.OOCjXDQ, the painting* end the books and manu
scripts to local institution* of learning and
church charities. The Le-ox library gets $300,-
000 and the picture gaiiery and library. Mrs.
Stuart left no neir relative#, but cousins of
remote degree are handsomely remembered in
her wilL She waa a and the
American and Metropolitan museums are over
looked in her bequest* because they are open to
tfce public on Sunday*. The Key. Dr. John Hail,
who was her pastor, is left a bequest of $3),000.
Mrs. Stuart leave* an estate valued at about |5,-
000,000.
Hill's »fstiv« Virtues.
Ithaca Journal.
David B. Hill uses tobacco in no form; has aa
aversion for liquor in every form; le a pro
nounced hater of the opposite sex; has never
tempted fortune at cards, dice or on the stock
market; never tells an untruth, preferring ret
icence to prevurioation; goes to bed early and
arises at the crowing of the cock; weighs his
diet; measures his emotions; calculate* hi*
word* before giving them utterance, and,
judged by all ordinary standards, would pass
muster as a model exemplary man. Yet
there was never a truer axiom than
the one declaring no man perfect. There i*
alway* a Saw; vent for human nature prone to
evil somewhere in the armor. Perhap* Mr. Hill
would be a better man, a slave to all the petty
vices, than he is as the destroyer of rule by ma
jorities. Perhaps his thirst for power, his in
satiable ambition to capture seriatim every post
of official distinction and the beading of all
scruples to that end more than offset the array
of minor indulgences from which he plead* per
sonal exemption.
The Snowfall at Silver Lake.
Snohomish Eye, Jan. 1L
8. J. Marsh, of the Silver Lake Mining Com
pany, came down last week. He has kept a rec
ord of the snowfall at Silver lake, on the divide
between S.lver creek and Monte Cristo mining
districts, at an elevation of 4,500 feet, which is
as follows;
Month* Feet Inches
September. 1 io
October 2
November 6
December 24
Total 3d
Of course this does not represent the present
depth of snow, which had settled to 18 feet 4
inches when Mr. Marsh left From December 17
to I>«cember 3116 feet 8 inches of snow fell, and
on Jaauary 1 18 feet 4 inches was lying on the
ground.
Big, but bad—
tfce old-fashioned
tf* | pill Bad to take,
_ 7? Vn I and bad to have
/ V taken. Inefficient,
/ x to °- • on * v
W: >//\ temporary relief
fiJyQ/A r*"" from
yf [{Jy / Try something
. ' ' ' 1 / f better. With Dr
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets the benefit is last
ing. They cleanse and regulate the liver,
stomach and bowels. Taken in tiicrf, they
pi-erent
And they cur® it easily; they're mild and
gentle, but thorough and effective. There's
no disturbance to tne system, diet or occupa
tion. One tiny, sugar-coated Pellet for a
laxative—three' for a cathartic. Sick and
Bilious Headache, Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and all derangements of the
liver, stomach and bowels are promptly re
lieved and permanently cured.
They're purely vegetable, perfectly harm
less the smallest, and the easiest to take—but
besides that, they're the cheapent pill you can
buy, for they're guaranteed to give satis
faction, or your money is returned. You
pay only for the good you get This is true
only of Dr. Pierce's medicines.
PNEUMONIA
LURKS IN EVERY COLD.
Once in the lnngs in the disguise of a cold, the
terriMe monster unmasks and claims everything
You can keep it out, or you c*n drive it out. t>u; to
do either you tuaal be vary prompt and taiUiful in
your use of
DR. SCIIEXCK'S
PULMONIC SYRUP
the natural guardian of tha lnnes against all !t»-
flam nation* and congestion*, an 1 the mighty pro
tector of their tlMttes and secretion*.
Fight yonr cold! Pisartn yoor Pneumonia— th*
dead! Seat enemy of mankind! Yon have a tails
man tn the JTi.mosic Svbcp, whose presence uo
enemy of the lungs can withstand. As an aid to
nature, open all the •ecretiona. Kre« the stomach,
liver and Dowel* by mesas of
DR. SCHE.NCR'S
MANDRAKE PILLS
and se- your entire sr*tem to bea'thy wort Even
the monster, PstmoNU. thus fall* of its deadly
grip, and fi««s. as a thief in th» night. The Puj>
xo.vi Stbcp, the MaNDBaK* Pilx*—plac* these
on guard, aitd all is w«U!
I>R. SO HENCK'S Rook on Consnmp
ti'»n, CotnpUlut and Dyspepsia,
- R J - H. St HEXCK A SON, Philadelphia, P*
SHADETOLLCTSY
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WHAT CURED YOU ?
Mr. B. P. McAllister, of Harrisbury,
Xy., write#: "Havingbeen a terrible
sufferer from catarrh, and being now
sound and well, the question often pat
to me is."What cured yon P In answer to
this often pat question I feel it ray duty
to state that Swift's Specific t S. 8. S.) is
the medicine. lam such a true believer
in the efficacy of Swift's Specific S. S. S.)
that I can honestly and conscientiously
recommend it to any one suffering from
catarrh. Have recommended it to
many, and am happy to say that those
whom I have induced to use it can bear
me out in this statement. I also believe
that it will cure any case of catarrh if
taken according to directions."
Book en Bleed and Ski* Diseases Free.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. Atlanta, Ga
ANNOICEMENT
EXTRAORDINARY
That of closing of the
Seattle Dry Goods Store
BY THE
20th of this Month
Anyone desiring Shelving,
Counters and other Fixtures
can have them at a very low
figure ; meantime all other lines
of goods will be sold at a great
reduction. Those in search of
bargains in dry goods, ladies'
and gents' furnishings, laces,
hosiery, etc., will do well by
calling at the
Seattle Dry Goods Store
903 Second St., Cor. Marion.
WE MEAN BUSINESS.
MAKE NO MISTAKE,
ffobb's Nerve Tonic Pljjs
(Gore lawMaeala, Kerveas and Pkyti-' JJ J AA
eel Debility, Ytul Exhaaftioo. Pais ff I j / \
is tk* Back, CoM Hants or Feet* Bad hill \
Circalatioa, Blae Liaee aader the M I j >
Byes, Pimales, and all other Nerroa* 11 1% 1 I
99 Bleod Mee—ee la Bltkac Bex.
They bring the r»j tut «f Hraitk «• tkc uIUw
ebeek. If yon are siff«rin«f rom Derangement of the
>er«rt. Ibpin I)i««d or I'ut Err»r«, yuu should at
once take PR. HnKB'S > ERVE TOM C PILLS,
the Creat Life Kcaawer. &e cents a *ia. Form.*
t>» ttrujrgi-ts or -eat by mail. 11088-S HKDICIA C
M Pr*H-, Su Francisco. Cat: Chieaco, lU.
Prof. E CLAY ETERSOLE
OPTICIAN, SPECIALIST
620 FBOV? ST, atw Cherry."^*!
Spectacles made to order in any style and
adjusted on the most scientiDc
method. Artificial eyes
inserted.
insteiffiip
Cor. Second, and James Sts.
GENUINE REDUCTIONS
ElNE'ifflis GOODS!
Heavy Camel's-Hair Dress Novelties reduced from $1.50 to SI.OO a yard.
BOUCLE AND OTHER FANCY EFFECTS IN IMPORTED
Mrnn n A Ann Reduced from $1.75 to $1.25 a Yard.
I Mil l\ Re(luced from 9IJoO t( > W-00 a Yard.
jllM ill 11 1 Im Reduce(l from *l-5 to 90c a Yard.
UkyKJ \A\J \JUkJ Reduced from 81.00 to 75c a Yard.
Our Choicest Pattern Suits Marked Down to One-Half Their Value.
All-Wool Plaid Dress Goods Reduced From 65c to 33c a Yard.
Tricots Reduced From 15c to 29c a Yard.
CLOAKS!
A FINE ASSORTMENT AT COST.
FURS! FURS!
AT LESS THAN HALF PRICE, TO CLOSE.
k Co.
; SuIAIIE HEM;
WE "WISH
To call the attention of the public to tbe fact that we do basing
gtrictly sqnare and that we stand by all offers made
jon by as. Darin? oar sale we offer
tit -
20 per ceot. feint on Fornisfa
I iii
120 per cent discount on 1 (is
125 per cent, discount on ill Overcoats
f TTT ~~ 1
Respectfully, the ,
GOLDEN EAGLE
812 ST. •- I. BUXBACM 4 CO., Pup
WS FINE CANDIES! IrrC
I FRESH DAILY!

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