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CITV orriciAi* PAPER.
SEATTLE. UKUXKSUAY, DEC. »JS.
THE CEDAR RIVER SYSTEM.
There is no doubt whatever that the
Cedar river water system must be p it
through. It has been voted upon by
the people and no power can stop it.
The people have, however, only done a
part of the work needed. They did not
vote to pay for the work; they only
voted that a contract should be let by
the council, and provided that in the
future the contractor could reimburse
himself out of the surplus water rents.
Meantime, he must not only pay all the
cost of the work, but must reimburse
the city for its outlay on the right-of-
No contractor will ever undertake the
work unless the foundation is so se
curely laid that it can withstand every
future legal assault. The foundation
of the whole scheme is the right-of-way.
If that Is Insecure in any part, the
whole plan might be blocked. It Is no
use having thirteen miles of iron pipe
if anywhere along Its line there Is a
break of two Inches. Every foot cf
land must be absolutely secure to the
rlty; and In condemnation proceedings,
which Involve the taking away of a
man's property against his will, the law
requires that the strictest regard must
be had for every statutory require
ment
Thla city has now to resist a suit for
150.000 through a legal oversight—which
forty-eight hours' research would have
prevented. The title of a five-acre lot
needs the same care as a larger piece.
The city has paid out $125,000 through
nn error of judgment due to want of
iare. It will ha\e to pay fully $60,000
mors as a penalty for "ruahing"
through Improvement ordinances with
out proper rare. They looked all right
until the time came to obtain payment
•and then the defect was seen. There
was resret; but It came too late.
With these expensive examples star
ing them In thrt face, the city council
would be guilty of criminal neglect if
it did not insist upon the utmost care
in these proceedings. There are over
"<.•O defendant property-owners, accord
ing to th«- position filed L>v the corpora-
tion counsel; the cost of the right-of
w.«y will be br»twe*n $30,000 and $40,000,
* « rdinft to the city engineer; and the
whole i-"*t will be in the neighborhood
of $1,200,000. The city council has al
ready impended S;*V'XK) in the prelim*
luary work provided for iu the ordl
narce *o that it hr.s rot been neglect -vi.
These aie the fact.s; yet the people
are Inp atient to see the workpushed
forward Their motive is scu d an i
they must be obeyed. If they are Riven
to understand that there Is no delay,
that the apparent tardiness is due only
t<» necessary and commendable care,
th'-y will not be unjust in their critl
• ism or led off into rabid demands for
the impossible.
The people w ant to be satisfied that
there no fear of a hitch In the
project; there Is no fear as to the com
plealon of the next council. And. us
t'oun Itr.an Navln says, there is n>
politics in the Cedar river system: ail
parties w-r# split up over it; ail alike ars
now for it.
% ravtoit* coscF.saio*.
Now that the secretary of the treas
ury appears Indisposed to abolish V\r.\
as a sub-port, ona or two Coast citi's
that were especially ! u i In their d,v
»ua- is for drastic action have prompt
ly retreated. sr.d declare that thev
ne\»r ex ;< . ted or really desired it to
i t done. A pliable backbone and a keen
ive for the weather cock are the chl f
i of some municipal anal m s.
The reas sis for the withdrawal of the
s h-port aie Just as strong and ursre-t
a» ever They have f* r their motive
ard ba«>'s the commercial welfare of
the Unit i States. T- - sltua'ion
strongly favored this country, and.
without reflection or adequate reason,
or any definite reciprocal concession
whatever, an opportunity for u-r~
stralned traJe was g ven the Canadian
merchants As a direct result of the
r>yea tab-port agitation the Ottawa
government, with apparent rein -
tar-e, has agreed to j t In force
regulations which aii w go;>dt t>
t-e t.ik-n a roaa Cana lan sal! with
out payment of duty. There is som«
red tape about the method, but prob
ably ro more satisfactory arrangement
could have been made.
The Post-Intelligencer does not agree
with the view that Canada was In po
sition to impose great commercial in
convenience upon the United States
without opportunity for return on our
part- How and where? And what of
it? If the United States had taken a
firm position in this matter, it would
have found that Canada would yie'd
quickly enough. The duties on all per
sonal outfits ought to be abolished
both in American and Canadian terri
tory. That is what the United States
should demand.
DEFECTS OF THE MERIT SYSTEM.
The dispatch from Washington In yes
terday's Post-Intelligencer, containing
an interview with Commissioner of
Pensions Evans, and the letter of P. B.
Johnson, published today, give only one
side of the merit system in the civil
service. Both men express themselves
as politicians; and from the politician's
standpoint the reform in our govern
ment methods will never seem com
mendable. The view that the business
of the nation should be conducted on
business principles is entirely incom
patible, in their opinion, with the doc
trine "to the victors belong the spoils."
There are defects in the civil service
system; no human institution is with
out them. That is not the test to be
applied. The question is: Is the exec
utive branch of the government better
administered under such a system than
under the free-for-all method, which re
sulted in that cry of the Democrats,
"turn the rascals out"? The passage
in Coi. Johnson's letter which refers to
that feature of the campaign is very in
teresting. A few years ago the Demo
crats got into power for the first time
in a quarter of a century upon a repe
tition of the cry: "The books must be
examined; turn the rascals out." He
admits that it was not because any
considerable number of the American
people believed that the books were
fraudulent or the officeholders rascals,
but they wanted a change; the rascals
were turned out; and the books being
examined balanced to a cent.
We repeat that there are many de
fects in the system. There are offices
which need not be brought under the
merit system, and others as to which
the course of examination might be
better. But it is absurd to say that
the departments as a whole will be
manned by less competent men because
those seeking the offices are subjected
to an Inquiry as to their fitness. We
have recently had an example of that
in this district There was an examina
tion of candidates for the office of tea
inspector, a position which calls for a
technical knowledge and more than
usual experience. Will It be pretended
that a better selection could have been
made without such an examination? It
does not always follow that a man will
make a better farmer on an Indian re
serve because he Is a scholar,
but he should know the difference be
tween a merino and hydraulic ram. and
there have been, under the spoils sys
tem, men appointed to positions for
which they were as unfitted as a farmer
who did not know a Greek root from
a tuber.
Commlsnloner Evans believes that
the head of a bureau Is the best
qualified person to pass upon the ef
ficiency of a clerk. He ought to be;
but Mr. Evans Is a mere neophyte In
practical politics if he does not know
that the great curse of the spoils sys
tem was that the head of a bureau
usually had nothing to say about the
selection of his clerks. He Is no more
hampered now by the Inefficiency of
a clerk than he used to be under the
orders of his political boss. Now a
clerk knows that If he does not do his
duty he can b« removed for cause, bat
under the old system he f.-ared nothing,
ro long «ui he "stood In" with tha
"boss."
The great objection to the merit sys
tem is that It Is likely to create an
office-holding oligarchy. This can be
obviated by the tcn-y«»ar plan. It Is not
desirable to have men In offi e so lore
that they show that they feel they ar-?
Indispensable, It !s desirable to have
men in office long enough to become
familiar with the routine. This may
be accomplished by a system of pro
motions There shoull be no question
about the power of the head of r d >-
j- art men t to remove fir inefficiency,
and there is nothir-* under the law to
prevent it- If Mr Evans has the cour
au* necessary to withstand the press
ure under the spoils system he shoull
have the courage to report to the au
thorities those hundred clerks of wh so
It-.t ffieiejv-y he speaks Probably they
are « :r.e of the Democrats who got in
under the spoils system and were kept
in by Cleveland's civil sendee orders.
No man sho-.il l be permitted to retain
Ms T-ce who did not obtain it by t'-»
#ar-.e ir an now r y,;ired of candi
dates.
T'r • -•* who (^'- :> :ke the pr sent s%>t-*m
had better direct their efforts towaris
reforming the present bill. The c<v.:ntrv
w ill never permit a rctnm to the spoils
system It has tak-n the very sensible
star. 1 that a bi:>iness method which is
successful tn ev ry other institution
ar. 1 in every other country carnot be a
failure in this. It will continue t>
charge those in office whose duty it is
to formulate the changing wishes of
the reople. It will always !r.«ist that
those who are charged with the re
sponsibility of carrying out the domi
nating policy snail be !o> al to i: What
St wants from it* jar.it *s ar. 1 in
s; i-ctors ar 2 clerks ar.d j: U1 carri .rs
and soldiers is that they aha'.l be c :rs
-5 tent, and f< r them it will pr• Ms that
they shall not to removed or..'v j .
THK SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER. WEDNESDAY,
sake of making' a place on the pay roll
lor active ward-heelers.
A* -AIT FOR PORTL&m
Sympathy is to be extended to Port
land in her frantic endeavors to secure
Alaskan trade. After having succeed
ed In put tinf on® ton® steamer on the
Alaskan run, it is a pity that even that
one cannot be permitted to sail with
out delay.
The Astorlan of December 11 says the
steamer George W. Elder, Portland's
Alaskan ewe lamb, "arrived down from
Portland early Monday morning and
was to sail at 7 o'clock yesterday
morning, but was detained by the
heavy storm of the past forty-eight
hours."
The Astoria Budget also says:
"The Alaska steamer George W. Elder
arrived down the rsver this morning and
will be detained here at least until tomor
row. owing to the gala that is blowing
outside."
This is a fine advertisement for Port
land! She sends one steamer to Alaska
and even that cannot get outside of the
Columbia river when the wind blows!
Portland should put her steamer on
wheels, ship her overland to Seattle and
let her go north, for here, by the safe
Inside route, no steamer is stopped by
wind, fog or bar. but can make her
run on schedule time. Still the Elder
does very well—for Portland.
It appears to be a settled thing that
San Francisco has failed in Its effort to
raise aa adequate fund to advertise itself
in connection with the Klondike trade.
After herculean efforts SIO,OOO was sub
scribed, a fraction of a similar fund in
Seattle. San Francisco is not liberal, but
it is wise. Its merchants are slow to give
when returns are certain, and they aro
correspondingly swift in refusing t<» give
when the venture has the aspect of throw
ing good money aftar none. The city's
newspapers, especially the Chronicle, have
left no stone unturned to arouse the busi
ness community to its supposed oppor
tunities; but all to no avail. San Francisco
might as well try to divert the great Jap
anese current as turn the tide of Klondike
travel from Seattle. One or two of its
newspapers now admit the truth, but con
tent themselves with the ominous declara
tion that wnen the travel turns backward
Seattle will get a terrible black eye, and
they will go by way of San Francisco. But
the California papers say the Yukoners
will then be broke. If that is so, what do
they want with thtm?
An immigration law that will shut out
the pauper and illiterate classes of Europe
from the United Statts Is an imperative
need. The correspondent who today sug
gests that all immigration bo suspended
for ten years goes altogether too far; but
there is a great deal of force to his argu
ment. What we really want and ought to
have is a law that will admit the best
and shut out the worst. The trouble is to
get such a law. The educational test is
commonly suggested and generally advo
cated. No doubt It would exclude a great
many who in tyie would make useful and
worthy citizens; but no other plan seems
practicable. It is likely that the present
congress will enact legislation on the sub
ject.
It is a significant thing that the National
Federation of I>abor, at Nashville, smoth
ered a resolution favoring the free coinage
of silver and substituted for it another
against the national banking system. It
has begun to dawn upon the great work
tngmen's bodies of the country that free
silver is a dead issue. The alarmists
among tho so-called gold-bug press are
doing more than all other influences to
keep It alive. They keep howling away
about Bryanism and silverism, and pro
long the agitation so persistently and in
excusably that, if it Is ever again made a
vital question In this country they will be
largely responsible. Notoriety is food and
drink to Bryanism. It grows fat on abuse.
If It is let alone It will die of inanition.
It Is not astonishing to learn that Mr.
Corbett, of Oregon, has no chance to be
seated in the United States senate. It Is
not to be doubted that he has a strong
case, and that there is a distinction be
tween his appointment and the appoint
ments of the three senators who were re
fused admission. But the temper of the
senate is apiinst seating appointees to fill
vacancl s not created by or resigna
tion. The Oregon legislature had a change
to elect and did not do It. This was sub
stantially the ground upon which the
threo appointees Wf-re refused admission;
and it will be likely to he Influential In
deciding Mr, Corbett's fate.
Rarely in these days is there a case of
piracy on the high seas such as that told
at the trial of the cook of the schooner
Olive Packer, who murdered the captain
ar.d mite, and endeavored generally to
tha crew of the Nancy Bell. Mu
tiny vi as at one time not infrequent, and
for the capture of the Flowery Land five
mutineers were
Oid Bailey, tn London. That w:;s ths last
of the pub'io executions
The reasons why the Federation of La
bor charged its constitution ar. 1 decided
to e!e~t officers on the lasi day rf the an
nual convention would be interesting The
.«ame difficulty may be experienced under
the pre? Nt plan as there la in electing a
United State® senator. It takes up so
much time before the legislative body
«•- ta down to business. put the probability
is that being put off tiU the hist day it
w.il take the whole time
The Cuban journals are condemning Dr.
Zertucha who was said to have betrayed
Maceo ar.i has since been appointed mayor
cf a t wn In Cuba. He deserves ail that
can be sal 1 of him. but it dee# net *-em
quite fair to taurt h'.ns w:th his "utterly
discred-rable reccrl" before fce became
the Cuban general's colleague.
Of course !f Portland Is not satisfied to
rece:vs ere cent a ton for Its Klondike
! trity supplies. It might rai?» ir 9 offer
: »> per cent, and stilJ be pretty well under
the next lowest bidder
P af.ie la about to take up t*e anti-ex
pectcration-tc-pubils fad. It is well
enough, but there might first be a mere
rsstd enforcement cf the anti-throw-poc;-
on-the-p*v«rent ordinarce. which like the
pull-up-Russian-ikisrle law. is not regar 1-
very serious;?. TJiere will probably be
• *** at denand for Japanese handker
chiefs.
It is announced that the president will
only mxke appointments during the holi
day recess "in cases of emergency." Will
he eonsuit the candidates as to the emer
gency?
SNAPSHOTS BY THE WAT.
It look* as if the circulation liar had got
la his deadly work on the pension list.
■h 4* T
Turkey made haste to apologise even be
fore Minister Angeli had a chance to draw
his ultimatum.
+ + +
The Northern Pacific has Mr. Mellen ar.l
the Union Pacific wants him. Evidently
this is Mr. Mellen's year.
+ + +
The Colfax lynchers appear to have pos
sessed all the requisites for a successful
bee but the necessary nerve.
+ + +
The self-admlnistratlon of prussic acid
as a cure for the evils of society might
profitably be followed by other New York
anarchists besides the lats Mr. Hanson.
+ + 4*
Seattle is not disposed to urge as a
basis of further international fame the
fact that It possesses the greatest and most
unmit.gated Journalistic liar in the world.
♦ + +
Probably Mr. Grosver.or would be suited
just aa well if the civil service law couii
be simply suspended long enough lor him
to make a few remarks in the private ear
of the president.
+ 4» 4»
Possibly. If Portland skirmished around
a bit at home it might find a chance to
dtepos© of those luO tons gratis to some
persons whom prosperity has not yet
struck all in a heap.
Mr. Corbett Has \o Show.
Washington Post.
Would-be Senator Corbett, of Ofegon,
will not be ec-ated in the senate.
This assertion will be demonstrated In
time. The committee on privileges and
elections will undoubtedly report in his
favor and the case will be discussed upon
the floor The vote, however, will be ad
verse to Mr. Corbett. This fact can be
stated without any qualifications. There
is a majority in the senate averse to al
lowing a governor the right to appoint a
senator in cases whera a state legisla
ture has had au opportunity to elect a
senator and has failed to do so. It is be
lieved that to seat Mr. Corbett would es
tablish a bad precedent. It would lead de
signing politicians to deliberately block
the proceedings of a hostile legislature in
order to give a governor whom they could
control the power to appoint them. It is
not known yet when the case will come
up for consideration, but of its outcome
there Is no doubt whatever.
Tont'bi'* at V'uttle Only,
San Francisco Report.
The steamer Columbia sailed or was to
have sailed from New York today for St.
Michael. She carries a select party of
mining adventurers to the number of
about 600. Two interesting facts should bo
noted with regard to her start—one is that
sho will touch at Seattle only 0:1 her way
to St. Michael. The other is that, in San
Francisco yesterday, less than S2OO was
subscribed to the Alaska trade committee
fund, though, as Secretary Carman says,
SII,OOO more than the amount In hand or
promised must be subscribed at once If
San Francisco Is to make any "showing."
and It must be remembered, too. that the
time for making nn effective showing is
slipping away very fast. The advertising
fund was originally fixed at ST>O.OOO. because
It was oelieved that a sum little Seattle
had raised in a day or two could soon be
raised in San Francisco.
San Francisco Too Slow.
San Francisco Report.
A great many of San Francisco's busi
ness men evidently believe that to adver
tise the city's advantages as an outfitting
and starting place for the Arctic min«.»3
would do no good*, but, if there be any
money In advertising, Seattle Is going to
be the beneficiary next spring, unless the
fund at the disposal of the Alaska trade
committee shall increase much more rap
idly than it Is at present. With every
day's mall come Eastern newspapers that
show how well Seattle has made itself
known, and how little San Francisco is
considered in the program of those who
are preparing to start for the mines.
Oh, Don't! Insist on Donating; TUcin.
Portland Oregonian.
While Portland merchants are willing to
donate supplies to the Yukon miners who
are threatened by starvation, they are not
unwilling to sell them, since the govern
ment has decided to assume the role of
furnisher as well as transporter of these
supplies.
STATE PHES9.
Vancouver Independent: The railroad
rumblings fill the air around this usual
quiet little city and already more activity
Is noticed by the gocd news. May the good
work commence, and It cannot comnxence
any too soon.
Tacoma Sun: George Hazzard claimed
to a Ledger reporter that all is fixed for
the spring election In this city. Georse
knows as much about Tacoma politics as
an Arkansas rasorback does about the oc
cult science of India.
Seattle Republican: The Seattle man
who proposes to never let up on free sli
ver until Bryan Is made president will
prove himself to be I'M per cent, greater
nuisance than the North Carolina man
who declares he will never have his hair
cut again until Bryan Is elected presi
dent.
Fairhaven World-Herald: The people of
P.eilintrham bay will be glad to learn that
the Crow's Nest pass road is being pushed
to completion. This r.ew crack in the
mountains being the outlet of a sub
stantial road like the Canadian Pacific
will shorten up the di*tance between Be!-
lineham bay and the Enst. making almost
a direct line into our harbor. The old line
of this road male >s quite a detour away t>p
In'o Canadian t-rritory, over hieh mount
ains with steer* grades. This new pass is
near the boundary tan* a ri»*h mining
country on either side. With this direct
lire th*re is noth'njr to hinder the Carn
dlsn Pacific maktheir American ter
minus on Bellingham bay.
ChetiaUa
the many set artrift sirce the
Klondike crare Every bunko-steerfr !n
the country It seems ha« so mm V'n-* of
business to catch the tinwary. I.et every
one look car*fu!!v Into »nythi"«r which
pertains to Klondike. The people of the
Pac"' • \*r' y have •.-en <«o many peo
ple defrauded by boom r-al estate com
par!e« that ther are ret I'able to begrime
victims of thes» elaborately named snare*.
Rut d!»'ance will lend enchantment to the
ard an a£rg-»r-*<-- of mlfper* «f dol
lars bv snob mean* wlfl +>* mulcted
the bar* earn In r« cf people at the Ea«<t.
The ou*e«me w«n St* calculated *o re
store confidence !n the legitimate eecuri
ties of th's state
LIFE.
A rrr«f of K-e-x* #nd a »»orrer to
A m'nnt* t« sm ; le *r< v.---;. to weep in.
A pint r>* Jov tA a r-e«*k o* 'ro-'ble
And neree »© Jausrh but the rrojns come
double;
And that is life"
\ a~d a comer that Icve makes p^e
c'ome.
\V!t v 'he «""■"* to w*rm a~d t v e t» a r * 0
fre«>- u#;
And *<">"« *e»rc »*•»«■• - - when e-.-M
after;
And a moan Is the finest of ■>!!« f"*r laugh
ter;
And that Is life *
Eoctttr. Traveler.
Health*" It if tbe
Lj duty of every mother
t 0 point ©tit this star
and indicate this pathway to her daughters.
There are too many unhappy —too many un
healthy women in the world. At every
gathering where women meet alone, the
story is heard of sickness and nervousness
and despondency. >
The woman vko suffers in this way makes
a mistake to consult the average obscure
physician. If *he does so, the chances are
that she is told that her trouble is nervous
ness or or indigestion or heart
trouble. It does not happen very often that
this diagnosis is correct. When by some
fortunate chance she is told the truth, that
she is suffering from weakness and disease
of the distinctly feminine organism, she is
told at the same time that she must submit
to the obnoxious examinations and local
treatment so embarrassing to a sensitive
woman. All this is unnecessary.
The wise woman will seek the advice of
some specialist of world wide reputation.
Dr. R. V. Pierce is snch a man. For thirtv
years he has been chief consulting physi
cian to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical
Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y. During that
time, with the assistance of a staff of emi
nent physicians, he has treated thousands
of ailing women. He is the inventor of
that wonderful medicine for women known
as Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. This
medicine acts directly on the delicate and
important organs that make maternity pos
sible. It cures all weakness, disease, in
ternal ulceration and inflammation and de
bilitating drains. It has transformed thou
sands of weak, suffering women into
healthy, happy, robust wives. It is for sale
by all good medicine dealers.
Never fail to cure constipation Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
AMtSF.MF.XT9.
mHIRD AVENUE THE ITER.
-L w. M. RUSSELL. Manager.
Telephone Pike S %
Wednesday and Christmas Natltee.
TOXIGHT AXD EVERY KVEXIXO
THIS WEEK.
Special Engagement—The Reigning
Success,
" Yes—tills Is a Good One."
(We Had One All Last Week.)
COME AXD SEE
Pulse of New York
TONIGHT
And Twelve BIS Specialties.
Comedy Sensation With a Dash
of Pathos. Yon Are Bonnd to Laugh.
PRICES—IOc, 20c, 30c, 40c, 50c,
SI.OO. Telephone Pike S.
Ceattle Theater. ™. M.i„ a
Northwest Theatrical Associatlan.
PAUL B. HTNER, Res. Manager.
Five Nights, commencing Saturday, Dec. 25
THE Da COME
ITALIAN GRAND OPERA CO.
Opening In the operatic triumph "La Bo
h*me." Change of hill nightly.
Price*—Lower floor, $1.50; balcony, first
four rows. SI; next three rows, 7?c; last
four rows, 60c; entire nailery. 23c.
SPECIAL SEASON TICKETS mix he
secured at the theater Wednesday, Dec. 22.
one day In advance of regular sale, reserv
ing your seat for entire engagement. Price.
St\2s>
People's Theater.
MILLAR BROS. & CO.. Props.
MOSE GOLDSMITH. Manager.
Tonight and Entire Week—Engagement
Extraordinary.
Thf Nanretan Cant. Holtum.
THE MODERN HERCULES.
Catching- a 21-pound ball fired from a real
cannon loaded with powder, A most won
derful f> at.
Monday. Dec. 20—Hepburn Southern Op
era Co., in "LHtlrt Duke." New scenerv.
thirty v.irs. elegant costumes. Ed Dolan's
vaudevilles—so great specialty star*—so. 3
shows in one—3. Admission. 10c; reserved
seats, 2«V; cafe *»ats. 25c; box seats. 50c;
private boxes. $2 T 0 an 1 s.*. Boxes can bo
ordered by telephone. Main 439. I.adies' en
trance in Post alley, rear of theater.
lEFFERSON THEATER.
J Telephone Main 101.
Cor. Fourth Av. and Jefferson St.
E. I?. FRIEND. Manager.
Every evening this week."with a prize
matinee for childr* n Saturday afternoon
(Christmas), the popular comic opera.
"SAID PASHA"
BY THE TIVOLI OPERA CO
Wagner' 3 Orchestra Especially Engaged
for the Opera Season.
Seats on saie now. Popuiar pries, 10c
25'*. ari s<V\
M.ttin- e Price?— Children. io cents; ad
u'i'-- 22 cents No reserve.
P x valuable prir. s will he Attributed
among thchildren at the matinee.
i 11HJL J! IJ.LJ il J
ialilWßlllftilMi
| (Ranke's Hall), Corner P:k«* and Fifth St.
Telephone, Pike 1«.
Levino & Townsend Proprietors
Dolph Levir.;> Manager
GRAND RE-OPENING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25,
And durlne !h- weeit w"'- Hoecial Christ.
n>h s Matlr.re Saturday.
MASTER WO'Um: VAN DYKE
And our Superb Stock Company in
LITRE LOR!) FAtmiRCT
] With a ?•*<-nif cast, appropriate scenery,
properties, wardrobe ard music.
Vaud' vllle features by
ST'SIE LEVINO.
Popular Prices— Entire RUcony. for
! m»n, women and children, loc. Parquet
| 2?<r; reserved seats, Ma'ire* JOc an ,j
I 20c. The "I'ikfc" is a Family Re#«rt.
Arrow* Wall-Christina* Nifcbt.
Saturday, Dec. 25
nil mm
f *»**rade Ball
Numeiyus. cost;* i-.ws wUI be awarded.
Music by Warner's famous orchestra.
| Ticket# 50c. f>n sa> at Lee's Pharmacy
ar.d York A. Bar ring to as Pharmacy.
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They've a House Full
Of Good* Sensible, Appropriate *
* And Economical Articles *
: Til AT WILL MAKE !
[YOUR DECIDING EASY;
Any Seattleite Will Tell You j
That the Best Place ;
To Buy the Following Articles Is—
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r More and better kinds are there than you'll ;
find elsewhere, and their service is
'* with snap and life. I
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*■ Handkerchiefs. *
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Men's and Women's plain and fancy
1 5c to $2.!
! Gloves.
r Men's, Women's and Children's, and all depend- j
> r able j
[ $1 to $2 Pair. |
> Purses. <
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All new large lines
i 25c to $2.!
J Ties. '1
r Men's Silk Bows, Tecks, Foilr-in-Hands, Wind- «
\ 25c to 50c.
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► Novelties.
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; Hand painted boxes and cases of all sorts made
r of crockery, celluloid, leather, metal, etc ..
[ 5c to $2.
' Boas
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, f Ot leathers, silk and fur, various 50rt5......••«
j 50c to S2O.
' Collarettes
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• 90c to $3.
J Fans.
f leather and Empire, new styles from
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IN THE DRY GOODS LINE
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» "same old place,"
BAILLARGEON'S
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