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dent agents of this paper, who are located
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the Daily, Sunday and Weekly Pobt-1h-
It if reported that a large number of
people will attend the hanging of Robert
T. Day, who will be publicly executed to
day in the court yard of the Cowlitx
county jail, at Kalama, for the murder of
Thomas Heebe. Public executions are
against wise public policy. No right
minded person would wish to see a human
being put to death. Medical men some
times In the interest of scientific observa
tion are present at hangings; the necessi
ties of justice oblige the presence of the
sheriff and his deputies and the legal num
ber of witnesses; clergymen are sometimes
present at the request of the condemned,
but outside of these persons there is no
justification for the presence of those who
desire from motives of morbid curiosity to
ace a fellow creature done to death by the
The cause of law and order, it was once
assumed, waa served by public executions,
but it had just the opposite effect; the
crowds that assembled on hanging day at
Tyburn tree in London were notoriously
disorderly, drunken, profane and frivol
ous. The criminal usually died "game,"
and the effect upon the dangerous classes
was to make them think lightly of death
on the scaffold. For this reason in En
gland and in the majority of the states of
our Union executions are private. Public
executions are confined mostly to the
Southern states. A right-minded person
does not from choice witness the butcher
ing of a domestic animal, and certainly
no humane man, much less humane
woman, will wituesa today the execution
of Robert Day.
It is a good sign of the times that the
Memorial day addresses this year do not
seem to be freighted with much "blue and
the gray" gush. There was no hatred of
the Southern man when the war closed;
there was only intense dislike of a rebel
lion prosecuted for the perpetuation of
human slavery, and hatred of the cruelty,
oppression and tyranny inseparable
from such a system of iniquity; we
did not hate the Southern man,
we only hated his politioal ideas.
The situation remains today unchanged;
we have no dislike for the Southern man,
but we continue to denounce the nullifi
cation of law, and the hereditary cruelty
and tyranny that have survived its parent,
the Moloch of slavery. If it be partisan
ship today to ppeak words of solemn
warning against nullification, past or
present, then President Jackson was a
partisan rather than a patriot; then Web
ster spoke as a partisan when he replied
to Ilayne; then Lincoln spoke as a par
tisan at Gettysburg.
It is not wantonly reviving "the hatreds
of the war" to inquire today whether sys
tematic nullification of laws that are the
sanctified spoils of the struggle is Lin
coln's lauded "government of the people,
for the people or by the people." Gettys
burg to patriotic lover of the Union is
something more than one of "fame's eter
nal camping grounds;" it is better than a
mere bivouac of the dead; it is one of free
dom's eternal battle-fields where the colors
of liberty under law are never furled.
The legitimate application of the lesson of
the awful cost an<l sacrifice of thewar to
day is to point out that the dividend on
our investment in the war for the Union
will never be wholly ours until the laws
that war legislated are supreme above the
present prevailing nullification at the
South. Without such speech; without
such lessons, without inch present appli
cation of the existing situation, of what
value or consequence is sj>eech on such an
occasion as Memorial day.
Tho political eunuchs of our day di
acritic all grave and impressively patriotic
words on Memorial day, "the voice of
a partisan pronouncing a political ha
rangue," which is the language of those
who do not know or do not care anything
about the history of their country. In our
judgment he is a wise and beneficent
thinker who always puts the idea of ripht
boldly against the idea of wrong, for
while there can be pence easily and eter
nally with men who fought heroically for
error, there can be no peace with a wrong
cause in this world or the next. What
was worth lighting about for four years is
worth talking about—not vindictively, not
boastingly, but reverently; only in this
way are children educated to emulate
patriotic sires.
The South since it lost its slsres has be
come somewhat of a sharp Yankee, and
while the Southern woman, as a rule, has
never quite got over her bitterness, the
Southern man of intelligence is convinced
that it didn't pay to tight on the st \rt, and
that it certainly don't pay for either side
to bite their thumbs at each other to the
third and fourth generation. Th« North
that stood by the Union believes in prin
ciples, not men, and so we do rot ho'd
any personal hates, however much we
may be hostile to pernicious pubUe
policies. We had rather tr ile than tisht;
we never fight unless we find it impossible
to secure the peace, order and safety neces
sary to the life of trade in any other way.
We are not obposed to boycott any sec
tion in pontics or business so long »« it
is willing to keep the peace that is neces
sary to the life and safety of business be
tween the sections.
Under free institution*, while we cherish
the rights of all, we art paralyzed by no
passionate loyalty to any particular man
or set of men rather than for a principle of
public weal. Men of sense today, who saw
the civil war, can calmly talk about it as
most momentous and far reaching event
in our history, just as the Puritan soldier
Monk after the restoration could talk
about Cromwell, Marston Moor and Nase
by to Prince Rupert. It Aught to be an era
of increasing good feeling. Even the old
time copperhead confesses occasionally to
kindlier sentiment than he uttered when
the war was raging and he tried to wipe out
the Union by praying that Lee might wipe
out our armies, but he doesn't feel so now,
for he is glad today that he is not "a man
without a country" no matter what he
thought and felt on the subject when
brave men were dying daily to perpetuate
a country that he thought wasn't worth
burning a grain of powder to preserve; he
has "got religion" at last, like many good
but erring men on this question, and be
gins at last to believe that patriotism be
fore man is piety before God.
Governor Gordon, of Georgia, a very
brilliant Confederate soldier, spoke a sen
sible word against that "blue and the gray
gush" that hesitates to speak the truth
like a gentleman whon, referring to the
fact that he did not subscribe to the policy
or the justice of striking from the regi
mental flags of the regular army the
names of the battles of the civil war, be
The one thing essential to the manhood and
self-respeot. and, therefore. I repeat, to the pat
riotism of the people, Is that exact historic jus
tice shall be meted to each arm 7 aud all sec
tions. Merited encomiums of fcouthern heroism
is implied eulogry of Northern prowess.
Thoughtful men from the foundation of
our government have questioned the wis
dom of a second term for the president,
not simply from a dread that it would
tempt the executive to use his power and
his opportunity to intrigue for a
nation, and thus warp his official action
from its highest and most patriotic moor
ings, but from the fear that with or without
the president's approval and in despite of
it the office-holding class would seek to
control the national convention or at least
prejudice its decision by their presence
personally as delegates or by the presence
of confidential vassals armed with the
proxies of patronages. This fear was not
ill founded, for today without any effort
or instigation or approval of the president
it is reported that the 89*3 delegates to the
Minneapolis convention include nearly if
not quite 100 federal office-holders.
The original conviction of the conven
tion, which framed the federal constitution,
expressed by its deliberate vote at the
end of a thorough discussion, was for a
single term of six or seven years without
eligibility for re-election; the four years'
term and the allowance of eligibility were
not approved yntil near the end of the
session. The republic of Brazil, the latest
republic to imitate our constitution, has
reaffirmed the first and the most careful
judgment of our convention by giving her
president a term of six years and forbid
ding bis re-election. As a matter of fact,
it is almost impossible under our form of
government to prevent federal officers
from becoming almost a controlling force
for the renomination of a president, with
or vvithout the approval of the executive
who appointed them.
The first President Harrison, in his
message condemning a second term,
quotes President Jefferson in support
of his view. President Jackson, in
his first message, advised that
the president be made ineligible and that
his term be six years, and twice afterwards
he repeated this advice and urged a consti
tutional amendment to make it effective.
James Buchanan in 1829 opposed a con
stitutional amendment allowing only one
term to the president. Presidents Tyler,
Folk and Pierce sought by appointments
to build up a party for re-election. Fill
more privately expressed himself at one
time as opposed to a second term, but
finally stood for renomination. Presi
dent Cleveland officially repeated the
warnings of Jefferson, Jackson and the
first President Harrison against a second
term, but afterwards intrigued most ener
getically and unscrupulously for renomi
nation. Clay, Webster, Sumner, Presi
dent Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden all con
demned second terms. Tilden said that
"no reform of the civil service will bo
complete and permanent until the presi
dent is constitutionally disqualified for a
second term." United Stated Senator
Proctor, late secretary of war, has, we be
lieve, expressed himself as opposed to a
second term and in favor of a single term
of six years.
The hope of a re-election cannot but
dull the finest patriotic edge of presi
dential service, even with a most
honorable, upright and scrupulous states
man. The objection that it is contrary to
our republican theory to restrict the pop
ular choice by declaring a president ineli
gible to a second term has no force, for
under the present constitution of the
United States, even if the whole people
demanded it, the most gifted man in
America could not be elected president if
(1) not 35 years of age; or (2) not for fonr
teen years a resident within the United
States; or (3) not a native-born citizen—
not having been a citizen when the condi
tion was adopted; nor (4) can the electors
of any state vote for two persons for pres
ident and vice president both of whom :ire
inhabitants of the same state as them
selves. The right of choice on part of the
people from the beginning has been con
stitutionally restricted; there is no abso
lute freedom of choice.
The lynching of negroes at the South
continues. On Monday negroes were
lynched in South Carolina and Georgia,
l'he increase of this kind of lawlessness is
beginning to alarm the best men of the
South. Governor Northen, of Georgia,
has issued a proclamation calling the at
tention of the people to the frequency of
mob violence in that state, and declaring
his purpose to put a stop to it if he has to
exert all the power the law has conferred
up-n him. lie asserts that "lynching is
brutal, cruel and barbarous," that the
"killing of a citizen by a mob is deliberate
murder, and the perpetrators of the crime
should f.nTer at the hands of the courts
the proper penalty." The proclamation
includes an offer of reward f. r the arrest
and conviction of the men who lynched
three negroes in Habersham county re
cent y, and warns citizens that they sre
subject t > a « urinous from any aheritT in
the performance of Irs duty.
Pr. < harles H. Vavne told the general
conference of the Methodist Kpiscopal
church, at its recent Omaha session, thjt
dur;ag the past year there had beea 1-a)
negroes lynched, seven burned alive, one
flayed alive and one disjointed. I)r.
Payne is an eminent and careful man,
and in a position to obtain accurrate in
formation. The New York Sun thinks
that Dr. Payne is guilty of no overstate
ment. According to its own record a
mulatto was hanged in the streets of the
large city of Little Rock on the 14th ult.;
on the same day at Alexandria, Ala.,
a negro was frightfully whipped
by a mob; on the 17th ult.
a mob took three negroes from the jail at
Clarksville, Ga., where they had been
locked up for trying to rob a bank, and
hanged them to an oak tree. The three
negroes, shrieking for mercy, were put on
horseback with ropes around their necks
and over the limb. The horses were
whipped, and jumped away, leaving tbe
negroes hanging. As the bodies hung the
mob amused itself by firing shots into
them. The bodies were not cut down all
day. On May 18, at Chestertown, Md., a
negro named Jim Taylor, locked up there
for assaulting the 11-year-old daughter of
a farmer, was taken from the jail by a mob
of about 100 persons and hanged to a tree
in front of the jail. On May 19, at Man
chester, Term., thirty men hanged Charles
Everett, a negro, from a bridge. He was
charged with entering a room where two
girls were sleeping. After the hanging
the mob shot the body full of holes.
The rapid increase in lynchings in the
South is shown by the following table com
piled by the Chicago Tribune:
Year. White*. Negro's.
ISXZ 15 52
ISBJ f>7 3 J
IHH4 30 '>3
18-55................................ 59 77
lfthfi 23 73
im 39 70
ISXH 29 72
IHS9 44 95
1890 20 90
I«'U 43 I<>9
1892 (to date) 14 65
Total lynchings. 878 859
These lynchings are executed by mobs
made up of representative citizens, farm
ers, merchants, men of influence. When
the crimes committed by the negroes are
committed against the people of their own
race the people permit the law to take its
course,' but if a negro commits a crime
against a white man he is instantly
lynched. These lynchings are deliberately
executed, and as a rule the lynchers are
not punished. The pretence that negroes
are with rare exception lynched save for
rape is shown to be false by tha Chicago
Tribune, which says:
Of 728 neeroes lynched during the last eight
yenis, 2G9 were lynched for rape or because they
were charged with that offense, or in some cases
were only «usi>ected. In the same period 252
were lynched for murder, 44 for robbery, 37 for
inoendiurism, 32 for unknown reasons, 27 on
accouut of race prejudice, 13 for quarrels with
white men, 10 for making threats, 7 for rioting,
5 for miscegenation and 4 for burglary.
Rape constitutes only one-third of the
claimed causes. The other two-thirds
were lynched for all manner of crimes,
even to circulating scandals, colonizing
negroes and turning state's evidence
against white men. Of course there is no
certainty that rape is the real cause in
even one-third of the instances. There is
no excuse whatever for these crimes. The
whites hold absolute control in every
state in the Soutb; they make and exe
cute all the laws, and yet after sixteen
years of undisputed power lynching of
negroes by white mobs is three times as
frequent as it was ten years ago. The law
and machinery of government are amply
able to protect women in cities, like Nash
ville, Memphis and Little Rock, or to pun
ish ravishers when caught, and there is
not the slightest extenuation for mob law
iB those large communities.
Lynching negroes in the South is not re
sorted to in self-defense, but to gratify the
spirit of revenge, and such acts of mob
law mean that the South is afflicted with
a very crude, savage civilization or that
government is demoralized. It is a note
worthy fact that lynchings in Indiana
have been most numerous in that part of
the state which was settled by people
from the South. The lynching of the
negro in the Omaha jail was wrought by
the Southernized element of that com
No wonder Governor Tillman, of South
Carolina, and Governor Northen, of Geor
gia, begin to be alarmed; for as intelligent
men they see that lynch law always grows
fat on the crimes it commits. So far from
acting as a deterrent against crime, crime
always increases in a community where
Judge Lynch holds court most frequently.
Brigadier-General I). S. Stanley, who
was placed on the retired list of the regu
lar army on Wednesday last, is a soldier
of brilliant war record. He was graduated
from West Point in 1832. in the same class
with Generals Slocum, Hascall, McCook,
Kautz, Crook, Hartsuff and Charles R.
Woods. At the outbreak of the civil war
Stanley was a captain in the Fourth reg
ular cavalry; he was appointed brigadier
general of volunteers in September,
1861, and promoted to be full major
general of volunteers November 29, 13fi2;
and was brevetted major-general in the
regular army for distinguished services at
the West under Generals Rosecrans, Grant,
Sherman and Schofield. Ceneral Stanley
greatly distinguished himself at the battle
of Frankiin, November 30, 1864, where he
commanded the Fourth corps of the army
of the Cumberland and was severely
wonnde.l while restoring our front line
broken by Hood's assault. Like his class
mate, General Crook, General Stanley
handled both infantry and cavalry with
equal skill.
Next Friday evening the Republicans of
Vashon island will hold a big rally and will
organise a campaign eluh. President Frank
Had lock, of the King County Republican Club,
•wul attend the rally with as many Republicans
as he can get to go.
The Cleveland enthusiasts of Kins* count* ex
pect to leave for the Democratic national con
vention at Chi rasro in a special car on June llor
15k Several members of the "kid committee '
expect to join the party. L. p. Ross will go as
an alternate delegate. C. G. Ileifaer, the secre
tary of the board of public worts, will *;*<•> be
on band to represent the Suite League of Demo
cratic clubs.
The O'yipictn says: "The Democratic cararns
is rapidly clearing, while the Republican cam
paign and the men who are to be its standard
bearers are enveloped ;n doubt an ! uncertainty.
There is now little doubt that Lewis wiil be the
Democratic candidate for governor. Observant
r;ti n« east of the mountains say that H in. C.
H. Warner, whose name has been connected
witti that offlee, cannot carry his own eonntv.
l>r. B' -toe* is out of the question, and the other
• audi :ates are in the air. Lewis alone is gain
ing strength at. time passes.'"
The Snohomish su*sa*s: "Marie Oeorte ITax
itard, a"d consider we.l the way oi the secretary
of the i>tuiccrz*ic s!*JS central committee.
For the last two years he has hustled about tho
rtnte, advertised himself and boomed Democracy
more than anyone else ever has don? or could
do. His untir.ng devotion to his party ear'net
for hltn the aobriquet of 'never sleep.* As an
organleer he had no equal, and he did any"
amount of hard party drudgery for which he
received neither pay nor thin ks. But because,
being a free ailverite in harmony with Demo
cratic pretensions, he refuse!* to bow down and
worship an anti-free silver idol and champion
tho cause of Grover Cleveland he is denounced
as a liar and a traitor to his party, abused by
creatures he has made and slandered by those
who but recently were only too glad to accept
favors from him. George has learned from sad
experience that he who lows Itemoeraiy must
reap calumny."
Robert H. Thomas, of Mechanicsburg, Fa.,
who is at the Northern hotel with his daughter,
Mi.«s Thomas, is one of the few meinb-*rs of the
National Editorial Association still remaining
in the city. He was born in Philadelphia in
IXI4, his father, He v. Edward Harper Thomas,
having been editor of a church paper iu Penn
sylvania. Ho received a good English educa
tion, and when he was a young man he served
a« aide with the rank oi colonel on the statT of
Governor Andrew G. Curtin. From 1962 to I&'">6
he was commissioner of internal revenue. He
was trained for mercantile pursuits, but he
iiKed newspapers better, and so in l»70 he
bought the Vailev Democrat, published in Me
chauicsburg. In a short time he also bought
the local nvai and consolidated the two papers
into the Independent Journal He met with un
usual success and he was soon elected president
of the state Editorial Association. He is now
its secretary and treasurer. The National Edi
torial Association was organised in 1884 ty Mr.
Thomas, in connection with B. B. Herbert, of
Minnesota; W. H. Brearley, of Michigan: J. R.
Bettis, of Arkansas; R. R. Gilbert, of Texas; W.
H. H. Judson, of Louisiana; J. G. Elliott, of
Texas; Ezra Whitman, of Maryland, and J. A.
Brewster, of California, all veteran editors. He
was commissioner from Pennsylvania to the
World's Industrial and Cotton Centenuial Exhi
bition at New Orleans in 18S4-5, and also to the
American exposition at Loudon in IHH7. He
owns three other papers beside the Journal— the
Farmers' Friend, which Is the official organ of
the Grangers; the Saturday Journal, a paper of
gossip and social news, and the Farmers' Com
mercial Advertiser, a monthly. Mr. Thomas, who
has been quite prominent in the Republican
politicsof Pennsvlvania.said yesterday: "While
I do not indorse all that Senator Quay has done,
for I think he has made mistakes, still I know
of no one who has attained hia place as a leader
without incurring as much opposition both
within and without the party.'" Mr. Thoiaas
will spend several days visiting the points of
interest on Puget sound.
The second section of the American 9ociety of
Mechanical Engineers arrived in the city yes
terday from Portland,, The members of this
body left the East May 4, and reaching Sau
Francisco held a session there for five days.
Since then they have been pleasure seeking.
The first section of the society was in Seattle for
a few hours iast week. The second section,
after reaching here on the morning train, took
breakfast at the Rainier, and until luucheon
was engaged in sight seeing. They left again at
3 o'clock for Tacoma. From thero they go to
Portland. The party, which was in charge of C.
A. Cooke, of Boston, included Mr. and Mrs. V.
O. Hazzard, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Betts, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Andrews and Mrs. M. W. Bring
hurst, of Wilmington; Mr. and Mrs. I). G.
Moore, and Mrs. H. B. Wimbruner, of Elizabeth;
Mr. and Mra. F. G. Daniels, of Worcester, Mas*.;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry 8. Haskins, Mrs. M. E. Har
rington, Washington Jones, Wilfred Lewis, Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Williamson, and Mr.
and Mrs. J. I). Williamson, of Phila
delphia; Mr. and Mrs. James Mcßride,
Albert Stearns and Miss Gertrude Stearns,
of Brooklyn; W. F. Monighan, Mr. and Mrs. C.
W.Hunt and F. Martins, of New York; W. K.
Schoenborn, of Washington City; F. E. Hibbard
and W. G. Cotton, of Boston; Mrs. H. G. Ham
mett, Miss Faith Hammett and Miss Grace Ham
inott, of Troy, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sharpe,
of Salem, 0., and Mr. Thomas G. Borden, of Full
River. Mr. Moore is the man who recently
luunched the cruiser Bancroft; Mr. Daniels is
manager of the Wa->hburn-Moen Barbed Wire
Company, of Worcester; Mr. Schoenborn is in
the patent otlice at Washington City, and Mr.
Borden is one of the owners of the Fall River
line of steamboats.
MM. Lucy A. SwPzer, of Cheney, who is re
garded as the mother ot the Woman's Christina
Temperance Union in Washington, is at the
Occidental hotel. Both she and her husband
are active in the i'rohibition party, aud her
trip to Seattle was to attend the
state convention held here on Wednesday.
In ISBO Mrs. Switzer organized the iirst local
Woman's Christian Temperance Union ip Wash
ington territory at Heattla; ami three years later
she oame to the Sound and helped to organize
unions at Olympia, Tacoma, Port Townsen i and
Seattle. With the exception of one or two years
since 1352 she has been head of the general or
ganization in Eastern Washington. Her zeal in
attending the national gatherings of the union
has been remarkable, for siuce 1533 she has been
at all but two; and last fall she was at the na
tional meeting and also the world's meeting in
Boston. Four years ago she was a delegate to
the national convention of the Prohibitionists
at Indianapolis, and was a member of the com
mittee on platform.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson, of Brooklyn,
arrived at the Rainier hotel last night. Mr.
Henderson, who is a broker for dried fruit in
New York, has been attending the Presbyterian
assembly at Portland as one of the lay commis
sioners. For several months he has been travel
ing in California, looking over the fruit inter
ests there. "A few years ago," said he, "the
California dried fruit was of an inferior quality,
and did not sell easily in the Kastern market.
But time has improved the quality of the fruit,
and the methods of curing it, so that now the
average California raisins and pruaes are quite
as good as the average imported. The day will
come before long when the Pacific coast will
supply the whole United States with fruit. You
grow good prunes here ill Washington, but the
business of raising them has really hardly be
gun yet here."
J. Calvin Watson, the assistant superintend
ent of the state school for defective youth, is at
the Grand hotel, looking up the cases of some
feebleminded children here who msv become
pupils at the school. Last night he said: "There
are more people of defective mind in the com
munity than you would imagine. About 15 per
cent, of the criminals are really defective in in
tellect, and you will find that the majority of
the tramps who infest the but are not so
common here, ar® ieeble-minded. They have
no will power, no continuity of purpose, not
force enough to make them decent and law
abiding members of the community. Often
they display the cunning of a monkev or of au
insane person, but their minds are seriously de
Princess Angeline had a lively time yesterday.
The photographs of her royal highness on exhi
bition at the Rainier hotel excited such admira
tion from the visiting editors and from the
members of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, that threa parties of them visited
her cabin. She was suffering from a slight at
tack of rheumatism, and wasapnarently not at all
anxious to receive visitors. They wished to buy
some mementoes from her, but she stoutly re
fused to part with any of her belongings, aud
she a< steadiastly refused to accept any of the
money offered as gifts. Thirty of her photo
graphs were sold at the Rainier hotel yesterday,
to say nothing of those disposed of elsewhere.
D- nald Ferguson, a well- known mining man,
is at the Grand hotel, having just returned to
the city from the Chelan district. He said yes
terday; "Mining men from all parts of the
country are flocking into Eastern Washington.
At present a survey is being made for a road
from the head «f I.ike Chelan to the mines,
lying miles to the northwest The
survey will also be continued in through the
c iscatie p i-s, t.iough the road may not be built
there for some time to come. The ores in the
Chelan district are high grade galenas. Develop
nient w >rx is ail that can be done there this
Mr. and Mrs. George M. MeCauley, of Harris
burg. are at the Rainier h >tel. Mr. MeCauley is
a successful iron manufacturer, being secretary
f-nl treasurer of the Central Ir.m Works, of
Harr:sN:rg, a company in which the family of
William F,. B-tiley, of this city, is largely inter
ested. Mr. M :Cauley is himself an uncle of Mr.
Bailey. He has j ist spent two week* at the
Presbyterian assembly at Portland, to which he
was one of the lay commissioners.
Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Robinson, of Pittsburg,
are at the Rainier hotel. Mr. Robinson, who
was one of the commissioners to the general
assembly of the Presbyterian church of Port
land, is new on his way to Alaska with Lis
wifo. Mr. Robinson is one of the prominent
men of the church, being a professor jn tho
Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny
City, which lies directly across the river from
Pittsburg. At the assembly h« yn chairman
of tho committee on minister* nlief. The
Wo,rem Theological Stmnary e %a) conser
vative as that of l'rlnceton. n«f :»o radical as
the Union Theological Seminary of New York,
which stands by l>r. I'trigg?. Mr. Robinson
said yesterday: "I think tho action of the
assembly in ail matters command the approval
of rea*onaDle men. l>r. Briggs aud his friends
were treated fairly and everything was done
hi good spirit. So far as my tme allows I shall
look into the missions in Alaska."
Maurice McMicken returned homo yeaterday
after a Visit to New York. Boston and Phila
delphia. Ha said: "Money is very plentiful in
the East, and a good ileal of it is coming to Se
attle, largely to he invested in the lumber busi
ness. They are whooping it up for Blaine there,
even thooe who are pledged to Harrison seem to
be Blaine men at heart. The unprecedeutcdiy
wet spring has made the crops thirtv to forty
days late in lowa, Illinois aud Missouri. I met
D. if. Giin.au in New York, and the impression
there among those Interested in the Lako Wash
ington canal appropriation was that the bill will
pass the House without trouble."'
Timothy Ryan had a little experience on Tues
day iu inland travel. Ho aud a mm named
t-mfth started from Stanwood to look at some
land. When about four miles on the road to
Lake McMurray progress was barred by a fallen
tree forming an obstruction four feet high. The
travelers managed to make a sort of inclined
approach and Ryan got his horse across, but
Smith, who is a sailor, after getting his steed
near tiie top, scared it and It back?d down, re
fusing again to go near tha shaky bridsreway.
He had to go back half a tulle for an ax and
they finally cut their way through.
Rev. R. H. Van Pelt, of Lawrence, Ksn., is at
the Rainier hoteL He is attending a few days
in the Puget sound country, before going home
from tho Presbyterian assembly at Portland.
Though aftraduato of such conservative institu
tions as Princeton college and the Princeton
Theological Seminary, he is nevertheless a mem
ber of the more libsral wing of the Presbyterinn
church. "I was iu the minority all through
the convention," said he, "for though I am not
in all things so radical as Briggs, still I believe
we have room in the Presbyterian church for
men of widely varying beliefs."
A number of members of the National Edi
torial Association remained in the city ye*ter
day instead of returning East on the excursion
train. Mr*. J, W. Stofer, of the Mount Joy, Pa.,
Star arul News, is visiting friends. Mr. T. O.
Johnson, eiitor and proprietor of the Ogle
Count 1/ Reporter, of Oregon, 111., is the guest of
Mr. J. C. Berry. Mr. Ross L. Hammond, editor
of the Fremont, Neb., Tribune, and Mrs. Ham
mond are vi«iting Mr. a:;d Mrs. H. A.
Mr. G«onre N. Raymond, of the Duraugo, Col.,
Daily Herald, is visiting friends.
C. O. Sweet, of San Francisco, arrived at the
Northern hotel yesterday from Montesano. He
said that on Weduesday there was asevero
storm at Montesano, in the course of which
rain, hail and snow fell heavily. Mr. Sweet,
who is well known iu Seattle, has changed
much in personal appearance during the last
few months, for a course of gymnastics and
diet has reduced his weight by forty pounds.
J. F. Hart, of Tacoma, president of the Hart
Lumber Company, wus at the Northern hotel
yesterday. "I am here," said he, "to make ar
rangements about our new boat, the Nellie. We
are going to use her towing around our Everett
mill, and also between our mills at Everett and
Jacob Furth is still in New York with bis fam
ily. In a few days he will start for Seattle, but
since he intends to make several stops on the
way ou tbe will not reach here until June 12 or 15t
Knyoqaota on the Way to the Fraser
Kiver Canneries Tarn Back.
Port Townsend leader, June L
A party of Kuyoquot Indians, numbering fifty
men, women and children, belonging to the
west const of Vancouver islaud, north of Nootka,
hr.ve been camped on the bench at Port Hudson
since Friday last Some of them haze been at
work up Souud. They are ail bound to the
Fraser river canneries. Ou their arrival here
they learned of the smallpox at Vancouver and
New Westminster, and fearing to run the risk of
contagion, at the same time wishing to work at
the canneries, they requested Ju'lge i*wan to
write to Colonel Vowell, Indian commissioner,
Victoria, for advice. A letter wus accordingly
sent on Saturday last. Yesterday morning a re
ply was received from M. H. Moffatt, chief clerk
of the Indian office, the ludian superintendent
being absent, in which he says: "There
are several cases of smallpox at Vancouver and
New Westminster, and one case was discovered
in this city (Victoria) today. I nder the>e cir
cumstances I would strongly recommend that
the Kuyoquot Indians at Port Townsend be ad
vised not to proceed to those places until all fear
of infection is passed, as should any of them
catch the disease there is no knowing where it
would stop. Would you, therefore, kindly
notify them to this effect?" Judge swan im
mediately went to the Indian camp, and all
gathered around him. He then Interpreted Mr.
Moft'att's letter to them, und advised the whole
party to do as Mr. Moffatt writes and keep away
from the canueries until it is officially reported
that all danger has passed. The Indians prom
ised that they would.
Should any of them, however, recklessly go
among the contagion and take the disease and
carry it to their homes, it would sprend like
wildfire among the Coast tribes, as the smaiipox
seems to have an affinity for Indians and ia fear
fully fatal among them.
A number of Clallam Indians residing here
and ar Scow bay were present aud listened to
Judge Swan's remarks. When he had finished.
Queen Victoria, the Duke of York's widow,
made an energetic speech, in which she urged
the Kuyoquots to go home at once and not go
among the smallpox. "You King George In
dians mustn't come here and bring sick. Klose
konoway medka clattewa." The queen did
not want them to stand upon the order of their
going, but go at once. Some of the canoes
started for home; others lingered for the pur
pose of indulging in an indefinite number of
buckets of beer to drown their disappointment
and brace them up for a good start for their dis
tant wigwams on the coast. Judge Swan de
serves credit for his humane interest in the In
dians and protecting them from the scourge
that portended their departure to the British
Because the sky is blue; because blyt'ie May
Masks in the wreu's song and the lilac's "hue;
Because—in fins, because the sky is blue
I will read none but piteous tales to iay.
Keep happy laughter till the skies be gVsy
And the sad season cypress wears, and rue;
Then, when the wind is moaning in the flue
And ways.are dark, bid Chaucer mike us gay.
But now a little sadness! ail too sweet
This springtide riot, this most poignant air,
This sensuous sphere of color anil perfume I
So listen, love, while I the woes repeat
of Hamlet and Ophelia, and that pair
Whose bridal bed was butlded in a tomb.
Tfuymm Bair'y Ald rich.
Thsy Know tlaizard in the East.
Albany, N. Y., Special to New York Timrn.
Many political pilgrims have visited Albany
during the past eighteen months. They were to
be me: in the state departments, in the newspa
per offices and in the hotels. Their visiting
cards find official not* paper bore witness to
their home standings as members of Demo
cratic organizations. They w -re generally ready
to give their views of Democratic policy and
prospect* as bearing upon New York state from
the outside. They ever an 1 auoa ta ked of the
greatness of Hill. The returns are coining in
daily through thj press dispatches as to the dis
posal at home of the-e prophets. No one of them
is better known here than George Hazsard of
the far-off state of Washington. He was here
several times. He wanted to know every
one in this state and the city of
Washington. He asked for letters of
introduction to Grover Cleveland, who, he said
had refused him an office. He knew just what
the Northwest Democracy would do in this po
litical year. He proiesseJ to be one of the
spokesmen as to Democratic sentiment at the
next national convention. A few days ago the
press dispatches said that Hazzard was defeated
at his home in Tacoma as a delegate to the Dem
ocratic state convention of Washington. Yes
terday's dispatches said that Hazzird wa* re
fused an election delegate to Chicago. These
fa< ts have not surprised Hazzard, for he rushed
to the telegraph office and sent a message t-T
Senator Hill that the Washington delegation
would not act with the Democratic delegates
from Michigan, Wisconsin and lowa, a:l G f
which are in the hand* of Democratic govern
ors, but would co-operate with the delegates
from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey aad
Indiana in naming a candidate. "The Demo
crats of Washington know the difference be
tween a Democrat aad a Mugwump," ho tele
graphed HiiL
E. C. Pent'and and William H. Bwlen have
established the Chronicle, at Kraukfort, Pacific
Everett Tims*: "There Is magic in the vcry
niirne of Jaines (». It.aino. Ho Is ■ the greatest
living American. As a statesman ho is without
or auy other country. rli» con
duct o; th<j office of secie'ary of state has been
brilliant as well as able, ant iu the little I rush
which this country hud w;ta Italy and Chile he
proved himself moro than a match when it
came to discussing important international
questions witti comers. If Mr. Blaine is nomi
nated the Democratic national convention can
go through the form of untaing a candidate, but
there its work wilt end. No Democrat can be
named who will stsnd any show oi elsction.
Riaiue will sweep the whole country."
Needy Wallace, the 7-year-old daughter of
John Nichols, who lives fourteen miles north
west of Spra<ue, was killed Mon lay evening by
being thrown irosa The fall broke her
City Treasurer Henderson has ordered A,500
strawberry boxes in which to put a portion of
the crop of hatf an acre -on a place at Olga, re
cently purchased by a Moutwna gentleman who
ha* not yet arrived to tnko po-se*sion. Mr.
Henderson says that If the place had been well
cared for this year the yield of berries from that
half acre would beat least 5,000 pounds.—Fair
haven Hera d.
A few days ago a receiver was appointed for
the W. J. Pratt Hardware Company at the re
quest of John Elwood, one of the stockholders.
At the time considerable talk about crookedness
was indulged in. Yesterday Mr. Pratt and Fred
Lee wore arrested, charged with embezzlement,
and their bouses searched. Two valuable guns
were found which are said to belong to tha
stock, but no entry appears on the books allow
ing them to hnve been paid for or charged. All
of the parties involved are well-known business
men, and the charges and defense will be prose
cuted and defended with energy.— Whatcom Ex
press, May 31.
Negro Monster Getting Hia Soul Ready
—The Rope and Scaffold.
Spokane Review, May 2ft.
Charles Brooks, the condemned murderer,
seems to be quietly awaiting his fate, aud from
his action it would seem tuat ha either docs not
realizj the seriousness of his position or does
not care whether ho is hung or not. The news
that the supreme court refused to grant him
a new trial has made no change in his manner
of life at the jail unless it be to make him a lit
tle less jovial at times, for he has bien noticed
several times siuce the action of the supreme
cowrt was announced sitting by himself in a
corner of his cell apparently in d'.-ep thought
lie his become devoutly religious, and has
been heard to rebuke the other prisoners at the
jail when they indulged in the leant profanity.
That he is of the opinion that he did right in
talcing the: life of his white wife is evident from
his statement that under the same circum
stances he would repeat hU crime. Brooks »ays
he will never forgive those who he think*
tried to lead his wife astray. He seams to think
that if he is banged for his crime he will pose as
a martyr.
The rope which will be used at the execution
Is lying in a drawer of a desk in the sheriff '•
office. The noose is already tied in th* regula
tion syle aud is of the kind known as an e.ght
lap noose, the knot being composed of eight
turns of the rope. This kind of a noose is
similar to that used In all Kastern states. The
rope is half an inch in diameter and is made of
the best quality of hemp. The sheriff hss
enough of the rope on hand to hang several
The scaffold will be erected near the jail door,
and on the day o" execution the condemned man
wiil bi conducted from the jail to the scaffold
steps without having to step down into the jail
yard. The scaffold will be similar to those u*ed
at most hangings, aud the drop will be of the
"drop-gate" pattern, working exactly like the
lion gratings in front of most business houses,
though, of course, it will open in an opposite
direction. To spring the drop all that will be
necessary is to cut a string which supports a
weight attached to the bolt which will hold the
trap-door in place. The dropping of this weight
draws the bolt and the drop fails of its own
weight. The county officers have not received
official notification of the action of the supreme
court, and uutil the offic al order Is received no
action wiil bo taken in the case, though it is
probable that Judge Blake will resentence
Broots as soon as he receives the instructions of
the higher court.
The Washington Shingle Boom.
Northwestern Lumberman, May 28.
The growth of the Pacific coast cadar shingle
trade in the Missis* ppi valley has beeu simply
phenomenal. A year ago the wholesale dealers
were inclined to elevate their noses when Coast
•hinicies were mentioned. Now they are com
plaining that they cannot get them forward fast
enough to meet the demand. A representatives
of the Lumb'rmin was informe i at a wholesale
yard on Twenty-second street, this city, [Chi
cago] this week that Coast shingles
were getting actually scarce, while in
quiry for them wa» constant. The
managers of the yard had given a stand
ing order for two car loads a week, but
the shingles did not arrive promptly,
while tha customers were clamoring for
them. Considering the youth of the Coast
shingle trade at this point, the incident noted
has a pronounced significance. Dealers are ai>o
expecting that the time U near when thev will
have to handle Coast cedar siding, since inquiry
begins to be heard, and it is known that such
product is being pushed into all tha Northwest*
ern states.
Contemptible Jealousy of Seattle.
Everett Times.
The Timr» Is surprised at the narrow, con
tracted minds which some newspaper men have
in the fnir stite of Washington. More than one
newspaper has opposed the bill now before con
gress providing for an appropriation for the
purpose of cutting a canal from i'uget sound to
Lake Washington, near Seattle. That such a
measure should be opposed shows a spirit of
jealousy, which is neither manly or commend
able. It is true that the cutting of such a canal
would be of immense benefit to Seattle, but why
should the appropriation be opposed on that ac
count? Seattle is in the stats of Washington, is
a part of this Commonwealth, and auytbing that
is of benefit to that c:tv is of corresponding ben
efit to the state. The Timen believes the govern
ment would expend its money wisely in appro
priating sufficient means to cut the Luke Wash
ington canal. The Puget sound cities and
towns must learn to work together in harmony
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