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VOL. JCXI„ NO. lio. HELLO, MRS! Buy yonr Election Hats from DIMOCK & CHEASTY, Sole agents for the Miller Hat, IXOOKPOHATKU 18S\ pifuAL-ln OFFKRS the f .lowing advantage*: a Definite Contract, Guaranteed « ash Val ies. Annasl CMD Dividends. No Tontine Features Whatever famous Non-Forfeiture Law. Participating n All nofliM. No I.oa< In Ckw You Cannot C< otinue. Maiy Other Distinctive Advantage*. F. A. Wo. lUauger for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and ICon* fees* <#EO. i.. ADAM-, i a<hier. tflg, 2*io 221 Jftilsy Balding. leattle, o.U. tiKlt r N C. OKI 1-FIN, I 'resident, Treas. and Sec. GRIFFIN DENTAL ASSOCIATION Most extensive dertal •/•'SJw Institution in the Norih- A '•X we t 905 rout «C. -e --at tie; l o-twiclc building, & v • t th ■Bn# ' i ' ,,< * u P I astern prices ISY'T* ; «>n all dental work. Wr.t- W| 'r t :»ns, and tree consul ta lion. PACIFIC CARPET ft. Are now allowing their complete spring lino of Carpets, Linoleum, Oil Cloth and Mattings. The Upholstery department, although a new feature. Is a'ready a great success. One en t re fl»or is devoted tothe arrange ment and display of the various kinds and qualities of light heavy Draperies, Upholstery and Curtain Staffs. I iSjfOrdcrs fur New Furniture ) i anil fur Recovering or Repair- J ! ins, will receive prompt at ten- < ;• tion. -VI Visitors are always welcome, even if not intend ing to purchase; think you will be interested In our decorated rooms. • Pacific Carpet Co., Cor. Front and Spring Sts., SEAT'n.K LARGE LOANS Having perfected our connections in the -jEast, we are now prepared to entertain applications for loans of $25,0 O O . O O nnd upwards on CENTRAL IMPROVED BUSINESS PROPERTY, at conservative rates of interest. SM 10133 f. r smaller aawjili »!«o KAYNABD& MAYNARD, Room 411, Merchants' National Dank Building, Tacouia. Wash. ECLAT EVERSOLE SCIENTIFIC OPTICIAN, Ii permanently located In Seattle at 7JO Front Rreet. < ..t block \vh« : » L.« s prepared with luper or !a'*lli: «'s by the eminent (K'ul »:h a> the be-' known to science in fitting fiws.-- correcting «'»1 ! error* of refraction. All persons Aufl'-rli i: with weak *ight and In need «•» |iAs-f«u jn tiin; it tDtvir inw-r- -l to call on Prof. ET«in> i r<-'.at»ie optician. I »\in.' a practical ev iwnv.ee..! twivitv V,»ar> in th- ! :i®«- v eiirteous wefttirient and price* reasonable. During the past t^<i year i t> «•-, ni ately fitted <-ver 2.000 persons »ith »-nt r.- v.^t:•it;'. -Tien, jus shown by numerous t»tui. If. in i cltl.* T.m: Mi s-r* \V. L*ir il.li. \lhi .! Havtlen. < 01. James Hamilton >• i':t. . 11 i-leii I'. l>yer. t - -. M Lrnory, W. H H - N'ivravf, .!. N Wulliugfora. fcavirj K llev. Juuu F. Damon and others. r ill.' ~ili n:i)\r STi'.EIT. * r_7l —ton C-ats, Bums, ik A ,v >t] . Scalds, Felons, Wl Boils, Corns, >V, ' i !-Ml Sties, Bunions, #Vj. • ■ Piles, Ulcers. Salt Rheum, Cold Sores, i \ Sore Eves, SALVE. Festers^Etc. jfe » jrkb - *» ct » liini lip C«a UTILE COAL AND IRON (0. KK'IWII, HtTNKEKS: foot miii St. Te!e|»houe 1 12. l oot of ( tay strc«*t—Telrpho®»» 57. tiKNKKAL OFFICE: Burke J".uil.iing. Telephone tS*. EVERETT. pror.M A Tll. NANI)MA PS EV ER ETT UnnV - j.roj.e'jv j-,:r:i:«lieU bv Matt . ***•<» Ur.s 11 Co., I.v. rvtt. Wash. HILL & WHITTINGTON, COLII vj, BLOCK, : s SEATTLE. W. P. BOYD & CO. AGENTS FOR * % KID GLOVES | The only place in Seattle you can get KfenSi i the s!ove matle l)V ! FOSTER, PAUL & CO. MSTTB'(>pA7ENi3j ; PRICES: From §1 up. u —+ i SHADES: All that are made. j + — + . 1 LENGTHS: i Every one in popular use. Every pair fitted at the Glove Counter. FOR SALE BY W. P. BOYD & CO. ® ® 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. Gas. and Electric Fixtures. Jas. Lee & Co., cor. Second and Columbia streets, are serving daily to their customers beef tea made from Cudahy's Rex Brand Extract of Beef. It is unequalled in flavor and strengthening qualities. lllfSllSS ISJRJ (MS! Bargains in Ladies' Underwear. Bargains in Ladies' Shoes. Bargains In Yarns and Zephyrs. Bargains in Lares and Embroideries. Bargains in All Lines of Goods in the House, Including Gl\Ti' FUSISBING tiOUDS, HATS, NWIIONS. In fact, the Seattle Dry Goods Store is the only one that can give you bargains. We have every opportunity for getting bargains ourselves, and our commodious room, No. 2,320 Front street, we have secured for less than one fifth of what others are paying for the same kind of a building elsewhere in the city. We do not claim like some that there are no hard times, for we know that there are, hence we have cut our expenses down to less than one-half, thus enabling us to meet the 1 .aborers and Mechanics half way, for many of them are working for much less wages than formerly, and some are entirely out of employment; there fore they can avail themselves of the opportunity of buying goods at the lowest prices at the SEATTLE DRY GOODS STORE, No. 2,320 Front Street, Bclltown, (Mi Fellow Building Queen Anne and Cedar Street ears stop in l'roat of our door to accommodate our customers. SPECIAL • SALE 5 o'cw ra ms sir IST. SELLER & CO. 714 SECOND STREET, : : : : : P.eSTOX P.LOCK. WATCHES, DIAMONDS JEWELRY, CLOCKS AM) SILVERWARE. New and elaborate stock at very low flares at ALBERT HANSEN'S, /. 706 FRONT STREET Sale ftirenej for the »t*te for the celebrate! PATES, PHIT.IJPPE A CO. VATCHIS. & ESrGELBJR ECHT, N\ E. CORNER WEST AND MARION, Importers and Dealers in all Ivinds of Window Glass, Glazed Sash, Doors PI KTKOLAPSAXD MIRROR PLATES. ETC!. PHTC m ('AMIES! rr^C -FRESH D^IILY! SECOND STREET. ENGINEERS' AND ARCHITECTS' SUPPLIES TRANSITS. LEVELS, RODS, POLES, CHAINS, E1 C. Full line of Keuiiel A: Ks>er cooJs. mm AND HANFORi) STATIONEKY AM' I'KiYiMa (,[»FI.OM STREET. j SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1892. TARIFF DEBATE BEGINS McMillin Makes a Speeeh in Fa- vor of Free Wool. REED HAS FUN WITH HIM. Dingley Exposes the False Pretenses of the Democratic Majority. A Great Audience Listen, to the Speeche. —Pure Food tiill Faued by the Sen ate-;-j-Congres.maii Clement. In- terstate Commerce Commissioner. Washihgtos City, March 9.--The tariff discussion of the Filty-second congress opened in the House today with McMillin of Tennessee leading tariff reform, and. Dinglev of Maine defending the Mckinley law. To Representative Blount of Geor gia, a parliamentarian of twenty years' congressional experience, was awarded the honor of presiding over the proceeings in committee of the whole. In the days of Long political wrangling that are to follow in committee of the whole. Speaker Crisp will gain that respite he has so much de sired. He today occupied a seat i" the gallery and was as inter ested an auditor as any of the other 2,000 visitors who bent eagerly for ward to catch every word of the" partisan orations. The press and diplomatic gal leries were also crowded, but the crowning indication of the importance of the discus sion was the deep attention the members themselves gave to the speakers. During MeMiilin's speech, Burrows of Michigan and a few of his leading Republir can colleagues vacated their seats EE PRESENT ATIVE M Mir.l.lN. and gathered on the Democratic side, to be near the Tennessee gentleman whii.e he arraigned their party lrom a Democratic standpoint and de fended the justice of the Springer wool bill and the various other measures reported lrom the ways and means committee to reduce the duties on imports. When Dingley, although not a member of the ways and means committee, opened the discussion in behaif of the Republican side, less flattering was the attention paid him by his Democratic opponents. Senator Carlisle found the occasion of such charm that he left his seat in the up per body and was an attentive listener to the argument of Representative McMiliin. No less vigilant was the attention with which ex-Senator Reed noted every argu ment. not only of his friends, but of his politic al opponents as well, now and then there being a twink'e in his eye as he med itated on and stored away in his memory a response to be made to the Democratic ar guments when his day should come. Both speakers were frequently applauded by their party colleagues, and as each resumed his seat he was the recipient of warm con gratulations and mammoth bouquets. The House having gone into committee of the whole on the revenue, McMiliin spoke in behalf of the majority of the committee on ways and means. Referring to the work of the Inst congress, he declared that it had imposed the highest tariff taxes ever levied in this country and road* the most extravagant appropriations ever made in a time of peace. This congreti was sent here to correct both evils by imposing less taxes and by spending less money, lhe tariff law has now l>«eu in operation for a year and five months. Where arc the beneficial effects that Were to follow it? Where are the magnificent prices tho farmer and wool grower weie to realize from it? Where are the increased wages of the laboring man? The farmer realized from 2 to 3 cents less a pound from his wool than he did before, and I challenge any representative here to point to a single line of manufactures in which the laborer's has been increased by that law. The bill was panned under the pretense of a desire to benefit the laboring man, but what benefit has it been ta him" The whole matter may be summed up in the fact that alter two years' experiment with high rates of duty on wool, the result has bcei a reduction of one-half in the number of sheep in the btate* east of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and a reduction of about one-half in the prices of wooL Nor have the results been en couraging to the wool manufacturers. They have been restricted as to the quality of wool that they could afford to buy owing to the in crease in price by reason of the tariff. They h.-.va been restricted in the markets substantially to their own country. They have been forced to use shoddy as n substitute for woolen goods, and sheep husbandmen have der.vcd no substantial benefit. Now that more than two-thirds of the expenses incurred duri the late war have been paid, every iegitimatt excuse for an increase In rates as disappear •!, but not on v has there been no reduction in tho tariff rates, but they have teen \ increased. "The authors of the bill take much credit to themselves \>r having placed sugar on tho free .ist. Tney did, it is true, plaee some and most of the grade* of sugar on the free list, but the flj.tr grades u:c sti.l taxed heavdy for the lien eiit of the manufacturer and he i% left with more protection by that bill than by tne rates im; in tho Miiis bill. It is true thit fifty-odd mi.lion dollars were t ike n off the sugar tax, bat this was no free will offering, for the same measure provided for : .* pa:'i.lent of JI-VW.OOO to producers of sugars as b unties. Again, while fifty odd million* of J Itre of the tax was taken off -ugar. an in rease in duties amounting to about &>,OOOAO •as put on other things, and generally ou the necessaries of life. They removed lhe sugar tax, which yielded eight-ninths of its benefits to the <••.«» 'v and but one ninth to the manufacturer, •■riiv to place nan y millions more than the s near ■ ix on ot er tnings where but one-fourth of the i's exactions went into the treasury 1 three ! urths went into the private ffers of far <red manufacturer*. It will .• seen th?t* the tax is still a burden of $48,C00,- ir.Uinv't.v t • the pei'pie, an instead oi their ' * relief ty tkitf tang" Oi taxes I '>- hardly obtained f . MJ. " net benefit. . he who'.a b.ll is characterized b/ conscience ess favoritism for a few rfr.-i merciless oppres • n tor many. In th.* consideration o! the bi .l •• Msaufa turer alone was favored, but the •i suru»T was never considered. The exigen - oi the preceding cam pa:* a 1 ad required a -t amount of money to carry on the eiect.ons. w :% rsi-ed by arousing tne apprehensions of e anl promising benefit to others. The o: ise* of that cam a.gu were put into a titulary form. Every claes. except Uiote who need »t worst, has been benefited by tha var.ous laws passed by our opponents on the subject o! taxation .ince 1563. He referred to the reciprocity clause, and said be was aatouuded that in a free republic, where tbo right of taxation through chosen repre sentatives had been bought with blood, such a thiig xvas p ssible as to surrender this right to one man. The most sacred right a free man has is to determine the extent and manner of his taxation. II j deuounced the rebate feature of the Mc- Kinley bill. By this means many agricultural Implement* and the products of American nianuiacture were sold at a much lower rate to foreigners out of the United States than to citi zens in it. Another and most serious objection to the high rate of duty is the distruc tive influence it has ou com ncrce. Many friends of high protection pretend to be lieve and Lave bu»ied themselves to st.ow that the duty collected is not a tax upon the people. Tuey claim that this premium or tax is paid by foreigners, whose manufactures are sold in this country, for the privilege oi -elling them here. Those adhering to this view ius.st that the tariff is ni'tatax when American citizeus buy hereau article manufactured abroad, lie pays lor not only the original cost abroad, but the co=t of transportation to this country aud the duty col lected at the port of entry, and when he uses aud consumes and pays a tax imposed by the government, it makes no difl'ereuce whether he or *ome prior dealer handed the money to the customs otlice collector for duty. Not only this, but when an American citizen buys goous manuiactured here, which are sold in daily competition with goods of a like cbAT*c:.r, that have a similar use, imported fioin abroa t, he has to pay the cost of produc tion here and in many instances an amount equal to or nearly equal to the rata of duty fixed on foreign goods so competing. If the ioreigner and not our c;i;z-us pay the duty.wny did we relieve him from paying millions oi tax for us ou sugar? Why not .e; ii.m continue to pay this fifty odd millions? It no other good resulted from the McKlnley bill, it tuug.it the AniTic.'in people that the tsriff u a tax upuu the people aud those who consume the articles un'j'i which it is levied pay tue tax removed from sugfir, the price of which is down in all American marseis to an amount about equal to the duty removed. On theotner hand, when an additioual '.ax of 1.2 couts pouud was imposed on tin plate, tin plate went up in price all over the country. So on pearl buttons, upoti which the duty was vastly increased. So on linen gocti, Whatever may have 1 eeu the aitutr.iou before, the American peot>l. have come to know that the tr.iifT is a tax and have deait with tho»* who inerea-ed the tax in the lr..t conciess accordingly by administer ing to the author, of the high rates we now ba*e to pay the greatest rebuke that was ever administered to tiny party in tnis country, and turning a Republican m.ijcrity into a Demo cratic majority oi almost three-iourths. There was another provision of tne rres-. lit law which should bo amended—tiiat one allowing these who are opulent enough anil have leisure to go abroad to bring in free of duty large quantities oi ciothes as wearing apparel. The peopl. have r .olve i, and they will make that resolution good, that they will have* a re duction in the rate of taxation or a still further reduction of those in congress who favor a higher taxation. This battle is on and is ouc to thu finish. On one side is arrayed the Democratic party in favor of just taxation; on the other side its opponents clamoring for excessive and unjust taxation. In the course of his speech McMillin was interrupted by Raines of New York with the suggestion that the New York state elections had not been of a character to encourage the Democratic party. McMillin retorted that the ex-speaker on Monday had referred to "the trium phant march of truth." That much was emphasized by the fact that the gentleman from Maine [Reed] no longer occupied the chair, but was relegated to the door, where lie could do nothing but curse and cry. [Loud applause.] The city of the gentle man from Maine had gone Democratic the other day. [Applause.] Reed, who was in a cloak room when his name was mentioned, strolled down the aisle, making an apology. He had not been present because lie knew the gentle man from Tennessee was speaking. [Laughter.] McMillin replied that he did not care what the gentleman's reasons for absence were. McMillin spoke for an hour and a half and then Dmgley took the floor to reply on behalf of the minority of the ways and means committee. Diugley ridiculed the Democrats for their fail ure to do more than attack threa little items of the McKinley tariff out of 2,500, after threats and promises to sweep every liue and word of this "unholy tariff" from the statute books and sub stitute a measure of "tariff reform," from which shall be eliminated all "class legislation," all "robbery," all protection. These three little bills embrace all the tariff reiorm the Democratic majority of 140 has offered in the redemption of al } . the pledges and promises made before the last election. The voters, who have been cheated once, would like to know, and they have a right to be informed now nnd here by the 110 Democratic majority In this House, exactly what kind of tariff bill the Democrats would substitute for the existing McKinley tariff. The people demand that this Demociatic House shall present such a measure as they profess to be ready to substitute for the McKinley tariff. Befo.e electiou, not after, they ask that they may have lull information of exactly what is proposed, while they have a chance to ex press uu opinion, and not after it is too late. The fact that tUe Democratic leaders have not and will not prese.it such a complete tariff measure is practically a confession that they dare not let the people see what they propose to do. Dingley defended the McKinley act elo quently, and at length argued that the three hills proposed by the Democratic majority of the ways and means com mittee could result in nothing but injury to the farmer. The free wool bill, he said, proposed free trade lor the most universal product of the f:irin and continued protec tion for the manufacturer of wool. It would certainly reduce the price and destroy the wool industry. "Every evil prediction relating to the McKinley tariff"," said Dingiey, "has been disproved by the march of events, and every predic tion of its beneiits has been made good. Protection has more than justified the pol icy which has done so much to make the country the largest agricultural, manu facturing, mining and most prosperous country on earth, and which is here to stay." [Great applause.) Before the conclusion of Dingley's speech the committee rose and the House adjourned. The debate will be resumed. IN THE SENATE. Pure Food Bill Passnd-rlnterstat* Com - merce Commissioner Nominated. WASHINGTON CITY, March 9.— ln the Senate Mr. Hale reported from the com mittee the bill to further increase the naval department, with an amendment ap propriating $">00,000 for experiments in the development of torpedoes and the procure ment of standard torpedoes. Squire moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate passed the bill In rela tion to the collection district of Puget sound. The motion was entered. The pure food biiJ r after several amend men-s was passed. After an executive session of nearly three hours the Senate adjourned. Nomination: Jadson C. Clements, of Georgia, to he interstate commerce com missioner, vice Bragg, deceased. [Judson C. ('laments resides at R me, Ga, au-i was born in Walter couuty, :a that state, February IJ, IS id. He w>*s educated ia tho schools oC h.s native county, studied law at Cumberland university, Lebanon, Tenn., and WHS adra::ted to tue bar a: UUr«tte, 00., ia In j. Mr. C ements was elected to the statu legislature .n I?T4. In he was elected to the state --onate, and a year later h« was CLOseu member of '-onrreas r t-e seventh district, for w:»;ch he wassucce.v>iY-?:y e.c: tod ior hve terr.ia. Last Jail he was not reno [. aated, R. WaUam Everett bemj elected in L*s stead.] KILLED BVTHE FLUIIB. Two Girls Perish in Their Burn ing Home at Marysville. THE FATHER FATALLY HURT. Part of the Business Section of Moscow Destroyed by Fire. A Great Northern Tree-Chopper Killed —F. W. Cook, a Sumas Keal Estate Agent, Charged With Swindling— Highbinders' War in Portland. Martsville, March 9.— [Special.]—John Seafeldt's house was burned, with its con tents, last night. The lire is supposed to have originated in the kitchen, from the stovepipe passing through the roof. The family retired at their usual time, about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Seafeldt was awakened about 12 by the lire, and escaped with one of her twin ilaushters, a child about 3 years old, and returning, aroused her hus band aud then rescued the other twin daughter. One of their sons, a young man of 17 years, and two daughters, Martha, aged 9 years, and Minnie, a-red 7 years, were in the second story of the house. The young mac escaped, but the two daughters could not be aroused, and were burned to death, nothing but a little pile of bones being left to mark the place of their cruel death. The father, in trying to save his two beloved children, was badly burned, and is not expected to live. The mother is frantic with grief, but is being kindly cared for by neighbors, who are doing everything possible to relieve the suffering family. There was no insurance on the property. riUE AT MOSCOW, IDAHO. Several Stores Destroyed, and the Whole Town In Danger for a 'i'iuie. Moscow, Idaho, March 9.—[Special.]— Fire broke out last night in the meat mar ket of Holt <fc Peterson, which was com pletely consumed. The flames reached Kistler <k Parker's bakerv, totally destroy ing it. The Commercial bank aud Kelly's jewelry store were somewhat damaged, but were saved by the excellent service of the tire department. The tire is believed to have been the work of an incendiary. The total loss amounts to $8,500, and had it not been for the tiro department the whole town would undoubtedly have been consumed by the Dames. Tne complete list ot the losses is: Kist ler it Parker, loss $7,000, insurance st>,ooo; Kelly's jewelry store, loss $l5O, coveiffl; Holt & Peterson, loss SI,OOO, insurance same; Commercial bank, loss S3OO, cov ered. r. W. COOK. TO BE AKRESTED. For Swindling Operations in Ileal Estate at Barkerville. SUMAS, March 9. [Special.] —F. W. Cook, a former real estate agent, is wanted in Sumas. A few weeks since he was in duced to make a rapid transit across the border into British Columbia, where it was supposed he would swear allegiance to the queen and permanently locate, but learning that he had got back on Ameri can soil again and was one of the chief promoters of the Everett boom. Marshal Hopkins left yesterday for that place armed with warrants for his arrest. Cook was one of the early comers to Sumas, arriving here on completion of his work as engineer on the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern line. He opened a real estate office and was quite successful, handling principally the Bakerville addition. He made considerable money, but it went as fast as it came. Driven to various questionable transactions in order to keep up his wild extravagance, his latest were those of obtaining goods under false pre tenses from Merchant J. J. Fuller, appro priating money collected on a note of ex- Mayor Sharp, and the Barker estate swin dle, the latter having few equals. Cook, as the agent of William Barker, administrator of the heirs of the Barker ville estate, presented a deed to him to sign. Cook read it over to Barker, and it purported to be for a lot and a sixth of another in East B:ikervi!le, on which Cook had made his second and third pay ments. and was entitled to a deed. Barker glanced it over and affixed his signature and that of the heirs. A few days later it developed that in addition to the above the deed included blocks 1 and 2 in West Bakerville, the best residence part of the town, and on which then was a business house recently completed at a cost of $1,500. Cook had the deed recorded and then sold tiie two blocks to Dan McGil verv, oi British Columbia, fcTr -5!. 0. Bar ker brought suit to quiet title of Cook, and the future ownership is to be brought out in tne courts. It is thought that the es tate is out the property, which is valued at SB,OOO or SIO,OOO, as the law does not pro tect a man's ignorance in signing away his property. McGilvery claims to be an innocent purchaser. KILLED IST A FALLING TItEE. It Struck Kobert Malier, a Great North ern Laborer, on the Neck. SUITAN CITY, March [Special.]—The body of Robert Maher was brought down from the south fork of the Skykoinish by one of Shepard, Henry & Co.'s teams for burial here on Monday, i He was killed last Saturday while felling a tree, which, in falling, struck an old rotten trunk or stump, knocking loose a large section of rotten wood, which struck Maher on the back of the neck, killing him instantly. He had been working only one or two days clearing right-of-way for the Great Northern. Nothing is known of him or his rela tives, except what was gathered from one of the men who accompanied the remains to this place and who claims to have come up from Seattle with him. This man says that Maher mentioned a sister who lives in or near Seattle, but her name is not known and no direct word can be sent to her. The dead man ha l nothing with him except the clothes he wore and a small amount of change in silver, but his com panion said thai he had had a valise in the *>reat Northern warehouse at Snohomish. These will be sent to his friends or rela tives on application to Shepard, & Co. Ticoniii Kailroad New*. TACOMA, March 9. [Special.]—The Point I>e:.ance. Tacoma ,t Edison Electric Railway Company's road will be equipped with electricity from Point L)ei.anc<» to Edison, a distance of ten miles. The con tract was let this evening to the Thomp son-Hvuston Company. Engineer Mc Henry, of the Northern Pa ciuc, lias called for bids for hliiig in hfty two trestle-* and bridges on the Cascade division, and sixty on trie Pacific division, ihe estimated cost of mis improvement is EIGHT-PAGE EDITION *3i*o,ooo. During the coming summer, it is estimated by the Northern Pacific officials, 9500,000 will be expended in filling in tres tles and bridges along the company's line west ui Hope, Idaho. President Cakes, Manager Mellen. and other officers of the road, have agreed that bridges and trestles must be tilled in as a matter of economy and safety. Ihe Northern Pacific's extension to Ocosta will be completed in sixty days. The affairs of the Ta rna Railway Motor Company are to undergo a change. Superintendent Gabriel has sent in his resignation, to tuke effect at once. His successor is stated to l>e i Seattle man, who will report at once for duty. ANOTHER TATOM \ SENSATION. Agent Ch*rire<l With S#»<fac tlt/u an l Murderously Attacked. TACOMA. March o.—[Special-]—On Sun day Charles R. Barber. :;n insurance agent, took a young lady on a trip to Seattle with the cons-nt of her mother. Yester day Robert P. Fabj, another insurance agent, whose position Barber had secured, called Barber out of his otiice and at tempted to stab him. Barber escaped. Fabj is a distant relative of the young lady's father, and demanded that Barber marry her, charging the latter with im proper regions with her. Barber agreed to marry the girl if Fabj couid prove im proper conduct. Barber produced letters today from the girl's father certifying to his good character. The affair has cost Barber his job. Indian Murderer'. Trial at Whatcom. WHATCOM, March 9.—[Special.]—The do. fense in the trial of George Swiloos, or Placer, opened its case today. The line of defense was in the nature of an alibi, with an attempt to throw the crime upon the young Indian, llenrv Williams. An Indian interpreter was used upon most of the principal witnesses. The witnesses examined swore that Placer was not on the railroad at the place of the murder, but left it previously and walked by him self for more than a mile upon the beach toward the village of Lummi; that he was very drunk and lay down on the beach to sleep and was awakened by the witness. The young Indian was not with him. Other witnesses swore that the watch be longing to the murdered man was in the possession of lleury Williams and that he hid it himself, all of which contradicts the testimony of \\ illiams. The defendant will be placed on the stand tomorrow, when there will probably be some import ant developments. Many of the witnesses could not speak English, and the Chinook jargon was unsatisfactory to either party, hence an Indian interpreter was secured. The defense is certainly ingenious and has astonished the prosecution. Portland Chinese Factions at War. PORTLAND, March 9. [Special.} All Chinatown and many white people of Portland are greatly excited tonight over a declaration of war issued today by one highbinder society against another. The Sue Sing Tong Society posted a challenge to the Hip Sing Tong Society to meet in deadly battle at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon. The challenged applied to the po lice for permission to light, and when told that all would be arrested said that wouldn't prevent the tight. Second street, the greater portion of which is in tii« heart of the city, is occupied by Chinamen, is crowded tonight with excited heathens, but the majority of them will keep indoors tomorrow. The abduction of a woman belonging to one so ciety by a member of the other was the origin of all this trouble. The police be lieve a highbinder war is imminent, and the entire force of the night and day patrol will be kept in the station-house, near the scene of the expected trouble, tomorrow afternoon. White residents are warned to keep away from Chinatown. Tlie Temperance Movement nt Koslyn. Cx.K-Ei.rM, March 9.—'Special.)—Francis Murphy aduressed an immeiiso audience at Koslyn tonight, and a large number of pledges were secured. He will remain several days. A crusade against the liquor dealers was begun same weeks ago by the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and has been vigorously pushed. Several saloonists have been arrested for violation of the Sunday law, and the cases arc now pending in the superior court. The saloon men have pooled against the movement, and a fund will be expended in fighting the issue. The better element In tiie city are very much disgusted with the arbi trary and questionable measures that have been inaugurated by the liquor dealers to defeat the purposes of the Women's Chris tian Temperance L'nion. Brief Taeoina News. TACOMA, March 9.—[Special.]—Stuck valley farmers say that the White river valley farmers have turned the water of the White river into Stuck valley, over llowing it and damaging the crops. The water is • also coming down in increased volume from melting snow in the moun tains. In anticipation of an attempt at suicide, Salvadore Pasini, the supposed murderer of Conchiilo Saivndore is watched constantly, lie suffers from a loathsome disease which is killing him, but no medicine containing poison is administered. Mifs Ada Pearman, aged who has threatened to kill her mother, was scut to the Steilacoom asylum today. The Oregon I'nciflr Litigation. PORTLAND, March !). Special.]- In the case of Lindley Smith and others, direct ors of the Oregon Pacific railroad, against T. Egerton Hogg, Zephin Job and William McKay, Judge Deady, in the United .States circuit court, yesterday made «n order re quiring defendant* to appear March 25 an 1 show cause why they should not he en joined from assigning sheriffs' certificates of sale of the Oregon Pacific railroad, and also issued a restraining order prohibiting them from doing so in the meantime. Bonds were required of plaintiffs in the sum of $50,000, which were furnished by W. S. and W. M. Ladd. Wslttiiorc Republicans Organise. WAITS BR RO, March Special.] Secre tary Nichols organized a Republican club here last night, with Hon. P. A. Preston as chairman and I). G. lngrahara as secre tarv. Enthusiastic addresses wer" m id-! by lion. C. \V. Wheeler, R. 11. Ormsby, L»r. Miner, Chairman l'r ton and manv others. Great interest was manifested. V unanimous vote of thanks was tendered secretary Nichols. WaiUbtjrg is all right. Areirtenta to Sealing Hetioouers. VICTORIA, March 9. [Special.] —The sealing schooner Cmbrina returned to port this morn in sr in distre«s, several sails having been earned away in a recent g* She has 271 skins aboard, and her captain reports a center-board schooner tiottoin up off the mouth of the Columbia river. The Beatrice, which sighted the wreck, could not get near enough to closely inves'.igate, owing to rough weather. Taroma KepuMicant Storing. T ATOM T, March 9. -pedal.]— The Re publican city primaries will be held on March 22, and the city convention on March 2->. There will be nearly 200 dele gates in the convention.