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JJJUOATIOFFS MAT BE PILED CTTIL
FEBRUARY as.
pfdiioß of the BMUPA of Til*
Con»miMlo«*r» A|»UM to
Are** Sot Only at Seattle,
HI Wttw* where a* Well—Hate*.
I' A* • wwlt of the alternative writ of
f, atflste Issued by the supreme court yes
* t o4»f upon the application of Hon. A. A.
directing tne board of tide land
Maußissioners to b-.ue a lease to Mr. Den
i# for the tide area applied for by him or
Srr eause on January 21, ISM, why the
Utrd had not done so. the board of tide
m has extended the
mot far the tiling of applications for the
|rf -+- r of harbor areas until February 28,
j0 and this applies to harbor areas not
jaiy in Seattle but u> the other towns tn
the state of Washington having harbor
- The action which Mr. Denny has begun
S OS* of considerable Importance, as it
'iWtlT— the question for what purpose the
- Sis areas In front of towns may be leased,
fks board of tide land commissioners
wr w.tim that harbor areas can be leased
toif for public streets, docks and wharves.
ttd that they cannot be leased for any
wifSto enterprise such as a saw mill and
dtak connected therewith for the shlp
, ggit of lumber, or for a fish cannery, hah
< BlT*"* etc. Mr. Denny's application re
miss that he desires to lease the harbor
gni |d front or the tide land which he
IMS tetely purchased from the state for
(te purpose of erecting and placing tbero
•s ft dock and warehouse for the receipt
tp rail and water of fish and other food
■rsdnntiT of the sea, and canning and cur
ly cod. salmon and other flsh, and shlp
ptaf the same by both land and water,
fnA the guintanance of a wholesale and
ratal! flsh market. This being deemed by
the beard a private enterprise, they re
jietad Mr. Denny's application. He also
appUsd for the harbor area In front of Ms
tide lands according to the original plat
tad sot In accordance with the repiat
lately adopted by the legislature at the
Instance of the city of Seattle. His appli
cation on this ground was slso rejected by
tks board. This rejection of Mr. Denny's
application *-!!! bring before the supreme
court the validity of the repiat of Seattle
tide and harbor area, and also the
VMStlea as to what purposes the harbor
•as nay be leased for.
Call for Warrants.
CWI has been issued from the county
MMwefs office for all warrants drawn
«e tits general fund up to and including
Ko. 46.717; road and bridge fund up to and
(Kludlng No. 6.822; government canal
fund op to and Including No. 91. Interest
or. these csased on Monday, December 20.
Marriage Lleesirt.
License to wsd was Issued yesterday for
Abei Bargeson (or Bargston) (39) and
CUsa Olssn (39). both of Seattle; William
Howard Butt (21) and Adele Mario Hinck
ley (21), both of 3cattle.
lew »«lta Piled.
The following new suits were filed in the
Mptrior court yesterday:
Annie Anderson vs. Emll Anderson—Di-
Rate vs. John Barton—Robl>*ry; tran
•cript from Justice Austin's court
Alignment of John Curry and Lizzie M.
Curry-inventory. f1«4.75; J. W. McCon-
Mughey. assignee.
MacDougall & Southwlck Co. vs. C. M.
Haithy et a 1.- Promissory notee, f4.">>\2.22;
titorney's fee. 14.V); cotits and foreclosure.
John B. Wright vs. F. J. Burns, as ad
ministrator of the estate of Samuel Blair
Promissory note of September 14. KM,
M; interest and $3,000 attorney's fee.
(onrt i\ote*.
The will of Augustus Kntz WHS filed yes
ttrtsy, with petition for probate.
Mr*. J«ne Raney has judgment against
.L*rs Eyd and Mar:e Eyd for SSSO on prom
ry note with decree of foreclosure.
Petw Hessen has Judgment against
t pomas Johnson for ll.&vs, with decree of
foreclosure on lot 21. block T*. Oilman
|»rk. Ballard.
Certificate and license fn>m the stata
Jfd'ral examining hoard was yesterday
1M by r. Watson Maeton, for
tterly of Spokane.
The fuit of N. II Latimer, as adminis
trator with thn will annexed of the estate
W. 8. Ladd, W. It. Ballard et
has been settled out of court and
itemized.
Apjg.-ilsement of the ost.ate of John Ileni-
AM yesterday, shows; Kealty 13.000,
te<l per*onal property J88.40D, tho chief
ljwi being fW.QPO worth of stock in the
wattle Brewing and Malting Company.
Order was granted yesterday directing
wsheriff of Okanogan county to riibi>< n i
»• following witnesses In the Phillip*
Purder case: Charles Thorp, sr., A. ft
■ gwp. J N Owi-n:-- John V. Phillips and
■MO! Mftrlhu Phillips.
transcript of the will of Charlotte R.
rtwn. of Mapleton, Minn., tmd transcript
•« th« probate record tho- were filed
rjjrday. t"«ei».. f with petition of Clark
Browo that Andrew Knox be appointed
SXecutor for this state.
-•ii.iS- 1 Jacobs y. st«-rd::y granted a writ
• rauivi:,te dire tine the board of county
rcfnmii«;.tr!. <-.s in pl: t .,» on the lew of
Jfhool district No, is tin- adilit 1 nal i' mills
JW«J ly Jhn s.'hoo! di't sj-i. Of that dis
"W •"* .»n ntcrct tu-
OrJt»r., conllrndt . sheriff's ?alo of real
, 11 the t> l'ox\ • c>. i * were signed
pterdsy: X. Hi.. N-dson vs. ft B.
»~*<<l'.(' Ph'.'.ld'"lphla Trust Safe IV
|j>"tt and In-aianre Company \s W. L.
t al.; William Brvan* vs. John F.
9r*vtr ai.
in {he c■ M- tf \\ I' .m Fox vs.
, lU . Nl?i :i! 1 ,!lk l! ' (1 t! "' Com
*V) ' x >'-or I I - ir.k on an a-signed
fw.in of Arthur \ \Vhe> I. r for vrofesjMon
¥**l smi. - s ve«*erd:>\ ietut*>e,l r. ver
for 'he pi . air :ft I-., the ttrn of t?« 25
•I* the s> ■*lli• • N bank
. \et;t_ ry aiui app; »:<• merit of the ea«
2r". Kit- b-a r were filed yes
w«.iy showing ot .» residence l » in South
valued at V ' ' the f .1 lowing
rtj v»'i. • ad "> e In South
*u.(> ft; :*.«»; fa: e-ture. in
|B«s* real ianj It.300; stock In
r.vM my - t K-k in Seattle
and It Comi>anv. s\i.«io.
»«•« value .>f •. t.»»
% iHlHrnll ii<-«<i•>ii.
It l« a*t»n hard to d< * rmine what to
BMwsawin for * Christinas (tft How
" you w It sivc as an opportunity
wsfiflw you Mir new lines of gloves, s.w
handker. h fs, right roh.~«. paja-
JJ®- ro»> >a. < -,g gowns, full dress
and n> we can w tile the
S«con<l avertc.e and Jim»-« street.
•• you are : • 1 -• .it Christmas or
Tea*, x r.i t-u.l the Northern Pa
vJ" u«e Trains run on
2 , * n .2 mfort a; this sea.
a.. J< " ,r •"!' % looked *fr«r Ds
4 v 4 j }s unexcelled.
" w -"
I Ctos«l ill Day » m .is. I
I CAN'T :
COMPARE |
I Ar.y other *ysters on th ■ n~.ar* ♦
I *«t With the ♦
I »*> "• 1-K BRAND." X
I *JUESHEST, ♦
I LaRGKST. X
J nest. X
SEE WHAT SANTA CLAUS IS
DOING ON PAGE 0 „
ft IREIi FOR MUSIC LOVERS
CEXEROI'g RKCEPTIOwN ACCORDED
TO MMK. SOFIA SCALCHI.
A» Ealfaailaatle Aadieaee Greeted
the Great Caatralta aad Sat Speil
b®«ad later the Mule af Her
RJeh aai Marreloai Voice.
Circumstance and good fortune afforded
Seattle music-lovers an opportunity lait
night to hear the greatest living contralto.
A large element or the discriminating ones
availed Itsolf of the occasion and liberally
filled the Seattle theater to listen to Mme.
Sofia Bcaichl and the members of her
spiendid company who render such ade
quate support to her. It was the first time
that Mme. Scalehi has visited this city;
and her reception was a generous one.
The audience was particularly fashion
able, full dress prevailing in all parts of
the theater. *
Scalchl'a first number was fifth on the
programme, and her magnificent voice
found expression in Meyerbeer's csvatina,
"NobJl Signor," from "Les Huguenots."
The marvelous tones rolled out and filled
the theater as had never a voice before,
and the audience sat spellbound until the
close of the sok>. Then the most enthusi
astic hand-clapping brought her smiling
before ber hearers again, and In response
to the rc-cali she sang the gavotte from
"Mignon." Still the audience would not
be satisfied, and the diva exhibited her
limitless resources by a transition from a
number of great brilliancy to the simple
"Annie Laurie," which was plaintively
rendered without the slightest affectation
or departure from the old-time score.
S< alchl'a technique la facile and per
yadts the entire range of her almost limit
less possibilities. There seems to be some*
thing in her urt that is not confined by
any restrictions, and her variety of styles
alt partake of a melodious fluency that has
placed her at the head of the list of ths
world's dramatic contraltos. In her facility
lies the secret of her operatic successes.
Seattle bowed down and worshiped at ths
shrine of art last night, and heard sucb
music as is a rare privilege for far West
ern audiences to bear.
In her company is Big. Albertl, whose
first number was the toreador song, from
"Carmen," which was sung with all the
swagger and braggadocio that the lines call
for. Big. Albertl has a splendid voice of
wide range and great power. His presen e
is particularly pleasing, and his rendition
of his polo earned an enthusiastic encore,
to which he gave the "Di Provvenza" from
"La Traviata," and followed another de
mand with "II JBalen," from "II Trova
tore."
Mils. Toullnguet's aria, "Tors a Lui."
from "Traviata." showed a soprano voice
of great flexibility and range. Her
cadensas and the general technique em
ployed place he» in an enviable place
among the operatic sopranos of the day.
For an encore she sang "The Last Rose of
Bummer" beautifully, earning a grateful
recall from the audience.
Mr. McQueen has a first-rate tenor voice,
particularly good in the middle register.
In his solo "Then You'll Remember Me,"
from "The Bohemian Girl." and in the
quartette at the close of the first part of tho
programme he was disposed to shade his
voice dangerously close to a sharpness that
was not agreeable. For an encore to his
solo he pang "La Donna I' Mobile." from
"Rigoletto."
Mile, du Bedat. the tm zxo-soprano of
Mme. Scalchl's company, vu brilliant In
her sinking of "Una Voce Poco Fa ("II
Barblers"), and to a hearty demand for an
encore she rave Roeckel's "Number Two."
A second number on the programme allot
ted to Mile, dxt Bedat was a "Staccato
Walts" by Mulder, and for a recall ah©
sang "Woman's Way," both being effect
ive, particularly the wait/-, which was a
fine exhibition of her capacity to handle
the qualities named In Its title.
Part two of the programme was the
fourth act of "II Trovatore," with the fol
lowing caat:
I.enora Mile. Totilinguet
Manrlco . Mr McQueen
Count d! I-uni . Slg. Alberti
Azucena Mme. Scatehl
The act was presented In costume, with
adequate stage settings and properties
It dosed a remarkable performance which
will stand as one of 'he musical treat* in
which Seattle has participated.
4MISEMESITS.
The o|»er« Senson.
Tiie real attraction for the musicians
will be Puccini's "La Boheme," by tho
Del Conte Italian ope.a company. It is
the latest specimen of the adv.: <d musi
cal thought In Italy. It la not a heavy
work, |t» action being unusually swift,
viv »clous and tustainei, «nd ye; de*lc|ou«-
ly reposeful in character. Vise melodies
are simple and "catchy" and the musical
dress given Nunger's story of Parisian Itf*
I* f ill of a tender seuument and fascina
tion.
jhe s;ory Is familiar to tlsose who saw
"Bohemia" as given some time ago by a
Frohnian company Th»* epich is \xw:
tho scene In Paris, it deals with the loves
cf cocottea and artists and their hand-to
mouth existence. The scenes shift from
attic to boulevard. The happy-go-lucky
Jollity produced by a Utile money, fjllpw
|ng the Intial scene where Budaifos re
jected manuscript warms the chilled fin
gers of hts companions, ushers irs tho
play. All go to the banquet but Rudolfo,
w so remains In his attic to finish his arti
cle. He is prevented by the timid knock
cf Mimi. who as-ks a lis"'-;. Here begins
tho love cf Mlml and Rudo'fa. H • grows
to have a fierce, ex icttng affection for .he
f:all creature. Puccini h;.s del'.tien'ed thi*
love and th.s fer.se with g;eat llnesss and
much sentiment.
Tfco se<ond scene opens In the Bohemian
cafe of the Latin qimrrcr. it is Christina*
«tve. and the place is crowded wstti sol
dlers. \endors pleasure sei kers and pleas
ere goer*. The prelude give* the icha to
perfection Where th« nui?le of th»> nrst
act t* light and running, and so en lire y
ln keeping with the s»eene th.it it seems
part ot Jt rather than a feature by Itself,
the m nMc of the second act Is full cf
color—the color of place and occasion. It
Is at this fMtt a la Boheme that Musette
is Introduced, and s ngs a walti sons: that,
aside from the opera, is a graceful little
g< m In itself. •
Act three i tit rod'ices the marketmen and
workmen of the city with snierestlrg fia*-
ments o? descriptive The place is
near the Boulevard d Safer and St.
Jacques; at the left is a cataret. The
s«-ene Is wintry, the trees are covered
with enow end frjn a leaden sky occa
sional snow-flakes fall. The Icchlfntal mu
«ic echoes this f*-eiirjr. The strings draw-
K melancholy and continueue them*, em
phasised occasionally with woodwind*.
The ohoe and ftv.te are here used freely
to accent bo;h the sadness of Miml and
Had olio ar.d the recklea* diablerie and
eoquetterla of Musette.
The musical poms of this act are rnr»
ones. The duo between Miml. tad. t red
and wanting her Jealous lov*r. ar.d Mar
ci Uo the practical painter, who a.M"-«
her to leave her jcumallst. is beautify !v
and strangely developed, whie the tat-'r
due between Kude:f> and M mi :» n:-irk< .
by tenderness. The treatment c. th:s
scene and following one* I* superb and
«.v*n unique, in gran-1 T? e melodies
«>r«» beautiful and full of expression, tne
writing is Inspired nnd the alt-ma?. ! 1 :
due ai.vi «iuatte;ie i* caa. \V Li.e lki.do.io
lUE SEATTLE POST-DiTELLIGENCEK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22. IW.
and Miir.i are saying a sad forewell in
"adagio eostenuto" to each other, MarceFo
and Musette are scolding and quarreling
hotiy in a fast tempo. The accompani
ment ts rich in c;lor, yet bo daintily and
superbly Is the writing done that the ef
fect is effective and charming. As the
notes of the fln.il duo between Mimi and
Rudolfo die away, the curtain falls on an
empty stage.
The last scene divide* itself Into two
parts. The first is all gay. vivacious,
rhythmic; the last, the death of Mimi. la
Ineffably sad and moving. It Is in this
part that Puccini shews his greatest senti
ment and most exquisite art. The con
trast between gaiety and sorrow is well
worked up. As the Jollity of the dancing
trance of Musette, the dying Mlml !s
s«*en crouching on the floor. The muslo
changes its tore to one of tender sorrow,
and to the end of the act, the writing Is in
superb sympathy with the Incidents of ono
of the most powerful death scenes known
to grand opera,
Puccini cannot be looked on as an epoch
maker; there Is no strict originality, but
he i» a sweet songster, who has produced
a work which in Its music is as passionate
end human as the story which it illus
trates.
Pike Street Theater.
Master Woodie Van Dyke, who plays
the part of Lord Fauntleroy tonight at the
"Pike." is a grand nephew of the cele
brated artist Van Dyke, and It Is said that
th<» little fellow is an arttst also as far as
"light and shade" is concerned, and Is far
beyond his yeara as an actor. The play !s
a lieatitiful one and a happy Innovation for
Christmas time. The company Is a select
one. and appropriate scenery, properties
and wardrobe, together with good music,
are certain to draw. Miss Susie Levino
will appear in a "vaudeville turn"
the seond and third acts, making a pleas
u* t evening's entertainment at popular
prices.
"Salt! Pasha" at the JefFeraoa.
"Said Pasha" continues Its prosperous
career at the Jefferson theeter. Last
nUrht's audience was larger than usual,
and the cirnpany worked with a will to
please. The perf jrmprce is sparkling: and
brilliant and well worth seeing. There
will be a children's prise matinee on Sat
urday afternoon. On Sunday night tho
company will present "The Pirates of
Penzance."
Matinee This Afternon.
There will be a special matinee of "The
Pulse of New York" at the Third Avenue
theater this afternoon in order that all the
patrons of that popular house may have
an opportunity to witness this clever per
formance. It will hold the boards at ths
Third Avenue for the remainder of the
week Including Christmas matinee Satur
day. 2:13 o'clock.
Masquerade at the Armory.
The Thalia masquerade ball at the Ar
mory Christmas night promises to be a
big success. The music will be furnished
bj Wagner's orchesira. Numerous prizes
will be awarded. Tickets are on sals at
Lee's Pharmacy and Yorks A. Barring
ton's Pharmacy.
PREFERS THE DALTOX TRAIL.
Commissioner Harris Gives the Only
Feasible Route to Klondike.
Washington. D. C.. Star.
The secretary of war has received a let
ter from Mr. Harrfc». commissioner of edu
cation. in regard to the best method of af
fording relief to the distressed miners in
the Klondike country.
"The only feasible route for the present
year, and possibly for several years." Mr.
Harris say-, "is that by South Alaska,
which ha* well erahllshed steamboat lines
running from Seattle to Juneau or Dyea
twice each month. The true line of com
munication for a reindeer trail is that to
the west of Chilkoot pass, called the Dal
ton train, which runs from the headwater*
of the Chilkat river to the westward of
Lake Ark.>ll and keeps along the hill*
down to the region of Fort Selkirk, near
the month of the Pelly river.
"Its grades are less steep than thoee of
the Chilkoot piss and Skaguay route®,
snd the summit of the watershed over
which It leads Ls only 2.200 feet above the
sea.
"This avenue of communication—namely,
by southeast Alaska—ls practicable hoth
winter and summer, and will command bv
a system of reinde r expresses from Chif
kat, the entire region of Alaska.
"The approximate distances and the
periods required for the transmission of
malls are: From Seattle to Chllkat mx
df.vs; from Chllkat to Circle City, 800 miles,
eight days; passing- Dawson and the
Klondike reckon on the *lxth day out from
Chllkat: conveying letters between Klon
dike and Seattle In two weeks, or possibly
In t-n da vs.
"The reindeer service w'th the United
States mails from Circle Cttv to Miinook,
at the mouth of the Tar.ana river, on the
n; .1 Yukon. 200 miles, requires two days
m re.
' Th»-se estimates suppose that reindeer
will used to carry the -rail and *hnt re
lays will b#» placed fifty mil* « apart. If
f-ur tel.ivs are used at:J the Journey k' x pt
u;> the eatlr" t xver.t v-four hours. the time
c.cr -pled from Chllkat to Dawson
w»<dd be thr«-» dav j , to Circle City four
d «v«. and to Munook flv* davs.
"F-ojt! MUnook dnwi the V ikon river to
Port St. Michael on B> "nig sen is W
n 1 and would require six days for mall
service "
Mr. Harris states that all t'.it is neces
sary to mak-s this practicable i* the pur
chase of reindeer from latnland. trained
ta harness, which will cost, on delivery in
Alaska. Fifty skill'Nl teamsters
from Finland would cost
Mr llariis recommends the purchase of
S" 1 does, to form a herd in Southeastern
Sue! - a herd, with f wertv-«v»
families o? herdsmen. Mr, Harris estl
m t 'S, would cost 150.600. and an additional
appropriation of s3r., | T». he savs i s
for the of the herd and In
struction of the t »»ives.
Ona tenmster Is need-M for every ten
d» er, Mr. H irris s,ays. »nd one team of ten
deer, with ten I aded slo.'ge* and a team
ster starting per day from Dyea for Daw
son. would require about twelve days to
make the Journey at the r<*te of travel that
a full-loaded sledge requires. One sledge
could be occupied by the driver and hts
food and personal baggage. The remain
»■ Madges would <»rry 3.'«0. or even
i ~ jji'u.ids of freight Thus organltf-,1.
alsxut two tons kf frv cht wou.vi arrive
from Dyea daily In Dawson.
Von Ouuht to Know
That the Weekly Po»t-Intelligencer is
lss ie,t on Thursdays
That the prie» to *rv r>®r? of t*i* T'n'tfd
States or Canada 1« 58 cents for si* months
That 5 cents handed in at the business
offl-e will pay for a s'r.g'e -ory to any part
of the T'nited Sta*e« or h
That it contains twelve r-aires of selected
matter, and to s ■"••taint frte-d« of th<* ,io.
Injrs in Seafie, s:»*e or A'a«ka there Is ro
l>ett«?r r*re"
COLD »peofae?»« all price#, for gift* a*
TTversole's '& First avenue. Kr.s tested
free and g'asee* chanred after h^i'davs.
"SOROPTS." th» new shoe fee women
Stmisoa NT Second avenue, sol*
agents.
THRKE pound* pure mixed e*n<jv Sc
at the Palace of Sweets.
rt-FCANT offices fcr rent lew. Su!!l
--var. building.
•I">LD w itches ard charms at W®. H
r.nck s SIS Second ave.
A Spe»cl<!e for Cold* and Cronp.
Fcr years we have used Chamberlain*:
Ov igh Kerned* and alwaj-* it j n t£ C
h-vu*. It is r*sr»r>?e- ! . jri r is rai> as a
specific for c*>!d» and CJV::J\— K. K. KCBTV,
vw<, v ,
ICES IE 111.
HOLIDAY TRADE UNAFFECTED BT
THE NEW TARIFF SCHEDILE.
Business Heases Lay la Stocks Before
the Advance—Neat Year Prices
Will Be Higher, Bat Thea Hoae
Industries Will Be Yigoreas.
Inquiry of several of the larger mer
cantile houses of the city haa developed
the fact tha: the holiday trade this year
Is far exceeding the business dor.* at this
sva.-on for »everau years past. No better
indication cot: id be found of the returned
prosperity of the people of this country,
and more particularly of this The
effects of the new tariff schedule are al
ready felt in an enliven*! commerce and
a renewal of activity In manufactures and
trade. The higher prices which will nat
ural.y be demanded for imported manu
factures have not yet affected the mar
ket. and. according to large dealers, will
not until next year. Then there will
undoubtedly be an added f-w cents to
articles in the manufacture of which im
ported stock is incorporated.
Trie proprl tor of one of the largest toy
houses said that the import duty on his
stock had been raised from 25 to 35 per
cent., but that It made little or no differ
ence in the price of toys. "The man
who laid away $lO with which to buy
toys." he said, "will get Just as much
for his money as he got for the same
amount last year. In the first place, we
had ths greater part of our stock pur
chased before the new law went into ef
fect, and saved the higher duty in that
way, but even if we had not done so we
should be able to give the purchaser ths
game value that he received last year.
There are always toys at filed prices,
from ths p«nny whistle to the 1100 doll.
There are just as many 10, 25, 50 and 75-
cent toys this year as there were in pre
vious years, and the only place where ths
advance is seen Is In the high-priced toys.
There it makes little difference, because
the people who buy them usually know
nothing about the price until they receive
the biil. The manufacturers, on the other
side, know that certain goods cannot be
sold above a certain price, and in casts
where a iS-cent article could not be repro
duced at the proper figure it was changed
or cheapened in seme way. On the whole,
ths higher duty will have no bad effect
on the toy business."
A large dealer in children's outfits said
that the advance In Importation chargt s
had been anticipated to such an extent
that prices had not been advanced, and
that articles purchased last year at this
time could, with few exceptions, be dupli
cated at the same prices. Imported un
derwear is higher by 10 or 12 per cent.,
but domestic wool underwear has not ad
vanced materially.
In the carpet line there has been some
change, and purchasers of rugs will have
to pay 10 cents a foot more now than they
did last year, and an advance of about 43
cents on Wilton carpet*. Domestic Wil
ton*, however, are sold by most dealers
at the prices which ruled last year.
"Out goods are a little lower this year
th.tn they were before the new tariff went
Into force," said a large silver goods
dealer. "They are better than they ever
were, and the stock is larger. But the
reason for the decline is we manufacture
in this country and have improved ma
chinery and cheap silver."
The head of the silk department of a
large retail dry goods store said that Jl
would buy the sama silk now that it did
last year. "Provided." he added, "that
the purchase is madt where the goods have
been bought ahead. The real effect of the
new Increased import duties will not be
felt by the purchasers until next year,
and by that time our idle mills will be
in operation, our people will be making
more money, and they will never know
that they are paying a few cents a yard
more for goods."
In the china and glass line there has
been a sight advance in the rate of im
port duty, and certain grades of goods
are a trifle higher than they were last
year. Some of the Imported articles will
cost the purchaser aboxit 15 per cent. more,
but. which serves as a partial offset, the
line of domestic goods has been enlarged
and improved.
Many people thought that ths prices of
men's clothing would go up as soon as
the new tariff went into operation, but
inquiry at some of the leading concerns
shows that the changes are* few and un
important. One large dealer said that no
change would be experienced by the con
sumer until next y?ar. "An overcoat or
a suit of clothes of any kind," he said,
'may be bought today for the same
amount as was paid last season. Th«>re
is absolutely no change In prices from
last year in low-grade goods, and in tha
higher grades of clothes, which require
imported stock In the manufacture, we
have made no advance, because we own
the maUrial at the old figures. Ton will
find just as many suits from $S to 315 as
last year in the establishments where such
goods are handled, and you will find also
that there Is no change in the quality.
In other places, where business suits were
m de for *35 la-t year, the snme price
will be asked today. What the prices
will be next year no one can tell, but as
advance stocks will probab'v he exhausted
then, the prices will be a little higher."
m PRtfMK COI RT DECISIONS.
Jailemrnt Affirinril in Cme of Smith
v«. ( nlnn Trunk I.lnc.
OLYMPIA. Dec. 21 —Th« supreme court
has handed down derisions in the follow
ing cafes:
George K Smith, respondent, vs. the
I'nion Trunk Lin-' a{.>p*-Uant—Appealed
from King county; affirmed.
Thomas N. Alien, respondent, vs. A. 11.
Chambers «t al., appellant?— Appealed
fr«'iu Thurston county; reversed.
H. Y Thompson. a-ppellant, vs. E, P.
Sines et aL, respondents—Appealed from
Pierce county. So much of the order ap
pealed from as directed the payment of th*
costs incurred !n the supreme and superior
courts 'r. preference to appellant's claim
is r.'vers-.l In all other respects affirmed
and remanded f->r further proceedings.
Monro* Ru»-ell. app* iUnt. vs. Samuel
Blair. resj»ond« it—App .tied from K.ng
county: affirmed.
Yakima Water. T.icht and Power Co.,
appellant, vs. J. H. Hathaway et al.. re
spondents; Yakima N ••■•rial Hank and
Katherinm Hoflnun. a. .t;lla.r. »—Appealed
from Yakima county. :• versed.
Albert W Richardson vs. tha Carbon
llilS Coal Company -A. i*eaied from King
county; reversed ard remanded with in
structions to the lower «v>urt to overrule
the demurrer to the r- n;plaint.
FOR IX'TF.RST \ I K KEt.l I. %TIOS.
Mrrtlnic «n I i»r «lofk Sani
tation «t»«l (Jiijimniliif.
OLYMriA, Df-c 21 • J-v. Hhas re
ceived a let'er from Jf K. Kr j*t<»t"•
veterinarian of Montana, in which It is
mated that there will iw a m*etir.« held in
D-nv«r, Co',., c rr.mencing January 2T>, cf
representatives of live .-*o k f inltary
boards and to consider in
terfile live «* >< k !aw« and quar
antine .-esislatt ins. Mr. Knor«-:desires
that the governor send a delegate from
this state.
A* state veterinarian he has heen
pelfcd to <*»'ain Waahincton live stock In
M ~T ;-!A. sithot "h aceorv » v fc. *:th
c* rtifVate*. owing t-t a l,i k of interstate
regulations. It is hep- i that the
conference may ©bvii'e the difficulties
heretofore existing in tr:s regard.
SCHOOL A*r> TII»E LA<l> VAIAKD.
AppmUcmriit of Seattle I'ropertlr*
Ponhlvd b* the rommlialon.
OLYMFTA. Dee. 21 -At a mw'irif t-d%y
the land ccmraissioners appraised land »P
--p'ted for by the city of Seattle, in section
H township ?4 north range 4 east, at fW
per acre, and the improvements thereon,
consisting of the city pest house, at fc,M.
Appraisements on tide lands in front of
?e»tt's were increased ! •> per cent, over
the appra seroent by t e i *i! bird, cw rs?
to differences In vatues ia Seartie and
cu-ir CiUs.a. The board has exunded tfc«
6-Room House in
RENTON
ADDITION
Price C.500; a nice home for a small
family.
(Qciu^crtJ&CorUHfet
SOS and 2M New York Block.
time f->r fllirsr aprlicatlers to ?ea«e harbor
areas from January I. IK**, to February iS,
I >9?. On application to lea«=e. rental must
be paid on the date of approval of the ap
plication and annually thereafter on Feb
ruary 1. beginning XS99.
So thorough Is the excellence of Ayer's
Hair Vigor that It can be used with bene
fit by any person, no matter what may be
the condition of the hair. and. in every
case, it occasions satisfaction and pleas
ure. In addition to the benefit which In
variably comes from its use.
A warrant charging burg'ury was sworn
out yesterday against William Fletcher,
who was arrested Monday night, charged
with entering a Front street store.
PIMPLY
FACES
Pimples, blotches, blackheads, red, rough, oily,
mo thy akin, Itching, scaly scalp, dry, thin, and
failing hair, and baby blemishes prevented by
CFTICTOA Soar, the most effective skin purify,
tng and beautifying soap In the world, as well as
purest and sweetest for toilet, hath, and nonary.
(yticura
l««old throughout th« world. Fomi D. tKB C. Oo»r.,
Sol* Proi*., BoMoa. MT"tio« to Beautify tin Skla,"A««
BLOOD HUMORS' C imc U R\'*ES^*olJs.
MAS AND HOLIDAY SMOPPBIS.
See our elegant line of Fine Decorated
China.
W» certainly can sava you money.
GREAT AMERICAN
IMPORTING TEA COMPANY,
803 Second Avenue. 209 Pike Street.
Telephone. Red 3L
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Puget Sound National Bank at Seattle,
in the state of Washington, at the close
of business, December 15, 1897.
RESOURCES.
Loans and discounts % 619,138 61
Overdrafts, secured and unse
cured 4,027 02
U. S. bonds to secure circula
tion fcd.OuO 00
Premiums on U. S. bonds 3,000 00
Stocks, securities, etc 268.335 06
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures ' 10,000 00
Other real estate and mortgages
owned 1/4.007 01
Due from national
banks (not reserve
agents) $ 42,881 56
Due from state banks
and bankers 139,718 87
Due from approved re
serve agents 132,416 23
Checks and other cash
items 26,i)3S 97
Exchanges for clearing
house 14,692 26
Notes of other national
banks 4,310 00
Fractional paper cur
rency, nickels and
cent* 29 75
Lawful money reserve
in bank, viz:
Specie 142.MR 00
Legal tender notes .. 4.110 00
Redemption fund with T T . S.
treasurer (5 per cent, of cir
culation) 2,250 00
Total 11,612.943 40
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in 3 52>.000 01
Surplus fund 35,tW0 00
Undivided profits, loss expenses
and taxes paid 32.44S St
National bank notes outstanding 44,150 00
Due to other national
banks $ 57,204 02
Due to state banks and
bankers 72,482 o*s
Dividends unpaid 110 00
Individual deposits sub
ject to check 535.020 19
Demand certificates of
deposit 103,129 67
Time certificates of de
posit 186,247 F
Certified checks 14.551
Total $1,612,943 ♦)
State of Washington, county of King, ss:
I. R. V. Ankeny, cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement !s true to the best of my
knowledge ar.d belief.
R. V. ANKENT. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
21st day of December. IM*7.
C. P. PRESTON'.
Notary Public It and for the s'ate
Washington, residing at the city of Se
attle. said state.
Correct* Attest:
JACOP FT T RTJI.
E. r. NETFEI.DER.
LEO S SCHWABA<"HER,
Directors.
naiMiiigo.
710 Second AT. nnd 11T, 1U»
and 121 Colombia St.
Alaska (inodi a specialty.
Everything from your
101 to >oar bunt.
cu ' - ' • v
AMERICA* OITFITTKRS.
Thf Most t omplrte Store of
ibe kind on the l'a
,'lOc ( oast.
1 It.® 25C
|^6PCW^
Crescent Mfg. Co.
The MacDougall
& South wick Co.
SI LK° SALE
TODAY FROM 9 A. M. TO 5 O'CLOCK.
AT 49 CENTS,
AT 79 CENTS,
From 9 a. m. to 5 p.m. today we will offer another
large stock of high quality, latest style Silks at the follow
ing tremendous reductions:
At —Silks that we have been selling
J at 75C ' 95c ' slo ° at "lsUs
At <=7 tT\~ —Silks that we have been selling
/] at $1.25, $1.50, 11.68 and
sa li SS $1.75 a yard.
At<rvQ „ —Silks that we have been selling
at $2,00 ' * 2,25, * 2,75 a
HELPS FOR HOLIDAY
SHOPPERS.
Dress Patterns.
For wife or daughter
choose a nice silk or wool
Dress Pattern. Something
in this line never fails to
please. We show hundreds
of choice patterns in silks
and in the woolen fabrics.
Table Linens.
Housewifely pride centers
on the Linen press. Snowy
Table Linens are always ac
ceptable to womankind. We
offer you an extensive, re
liable stock to choose from,
and prices fully as low as
you have ever had.
Fine Draperies.
On the third floor you
will find handsome presents
for home owners. Lace
Curtains in innumerable
choice patterns, Window
Drapes, Portieres, rich
Rugs and Upholsteries of
every sort.
Handsome Millinery.
Finely Trimmed Hats,
representing the very acme
of skillful and artistic
trimming, are offered in
the Millinery Department
for very special low prices
this week.
Crockery, Lamps, Cut
Glass.
Visit the new Crockery
Department, basement
floor. An unrivaled stock
of fine goods is shown at
wonderfully attractive
prices.
FINE DECORATED CHINA
DINNER SERVICES,
TEA SETS,
J CHOCOLATE POT 3,
SALAD BOWLS,
FRUIT SETS.
RICH CUT GLASS
JARDINIERES.
VASES.
BRIC-A-BRAC,
LAMPS,
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.
Toilet Articles.
Hudnut's Perfume. 50?. ft*. $1 00, $1.50.
llti.lnut • Toiitt Cerate. Ste. $1.50.
Hudnut's Cold Cream. Stic.
Hodnut's Penioln, 75c.
Hudnut's iliiit o I Cucumber ar.d
Orris, sl-fi»>.
Hm 1 , nut's Toiiet Wa-er, SI.OO.
Hurtnot s Co-Sogn« Water. SLM.
Hudnut's Florida Water, 50c.
Porta ila k. 11.00.
Sn-'het. In ounce bottles. 50c.
Colgate's Toilet W»f'r, 45c. SSe.
C> -.'gate's Perfume, £>.
Paaud's Perfumes, SSe. V- 25, 1?.3S
Pir.aud's Toilet Waier, Site, tif. 75c.
11.25. 1150.
Piraud'a Kau Da Quinine, 4>, 7Cc,
12.25.
Ptniud's Sa!*.s, Sfc.
Roger & Galiet Perfume. 8&c.
Soscdont. &>•:.
Rub!foam S&c.
Lyon's Powder, 2'-<.
H;rds' llorey and Almond Cream, 45c.
AT 98 CENTS,
Toys, Games, Dolls.
This new basement de- !
partment is a money-saving
place for parents.
Every description of toy
and game is here. Dolls
by the hundreds. Do not
put off your buying too
long. Christmas eve we
will present to the patrons
of this floor the large im
ported doll which is dis
played in main show win
dow.
Hen's Goods.
Useful, sensible and ap
propriate gifts for men and \
boys will be found in our
Clothing and Furnishings
Departments
NECKWEAR, I
GLOVES,
SMOKING JACKETS,
OVERCOATS,
CLOTHING,
HANDKERCHIEFS,
HOSIERY,
MUFFLERS,
UMBRELLAS,
SHIFTS.
UN r »fIWEAR,
JEWELRY,
IATS,
TOILET ARTICLES,
ETC., ETC. I
It means money-saving
to buy your Books here.
We show thousands of vol
umes— the best products
from the best book publish
ers—at prices which are
lower than can be found
elsewhere.
Ladles' Umbrellas.
Indies' Umbrella*, natural wood
handles, ■?**! rod. paragon framt.
12.50. 13.00, J3.ro, *3.75 each.
Ladies' Umbrellas, natural wood j
handles, silvijr trimmings, s'eal rod.
paragon frarna. Si.id, JL7S, J2.75, 14 25,
SO, 15.00 each.
Ladles' Umbrellas, pearl baud!?*, j
steel rod, paragon frame. t1.75, 12 75,
Ji 00 each.
Ladiea' Umbrellas, with go'rt .
or silver and pearl handles. *teel rc.d,
paragon frame, 15.00, V>.so, $lO 99, $12.5 >.
$14.00 each.
Ladies' Umbrellas, with Dresden
handles, steel rod. paragon frame,
$2 25. S4M, tVOO. Ji.oo. 16 60
Ladlen' Colored Umbrellas, st»e.l rod,
paragon frame, J2 ZO, M K to J5.50 each.
Until January 1. we will give fres
on- pair of best rubb«*r» with every
pair of shoes sold at $2 50 or over.
fee our Immense display rt CS*»nt;»-
K -t.'s and I.a<l)e*' 11-jliday KHpper*.
In OentlTnen's we have th'-m In O*-
lde Kil, Rnasta Calf, Donsoia, Alli
gator. Imitation Pig's Bkin. a!a.-»
Pi ;shes in great variety; la price they
range from 7S« to 13,00.
In Indies' fii!pp»rs «« show them In
Velvet. Plush, Satis. Sateen. Felt, Pat
ent Leather, al«o all st>ies in fine Kid
Sappers, suitable for Christmas Pres
enu, ranging in pries from fc« to $3.00.
A dainty Christmas gift.
Our Gloves will be ex
changed and fitted after
Christmas.
Books.
Ladies' and Men's
Sappers.
Gloves.
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