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Address all commtinica'fone and r<,n L'*r
ur.ee* :o the POST-ISTELt-KIENCEIi
PUBLISHING CO.. Seattle. Waaii.
The P •»•»-!• trl I l*e«err bereby
gaaraaleaa Ite «(l»rmaera • bona
M« paK elfealstlea. Daily, Weekly
sad ftaaday, 4oabl» that of aar
•Iher a*wa»a»er pabllebeS la tbe
•fate at Waaklagiaa. Adrertlala*
eaatrseta will be aaade aabjeet to
IMa KSSfSSte*.
an omrtAL PAPK*.
Karly last summer Acting Secretary
of the NJ»\ y Koox«*velt appointed Hear
Admiral F. M Bunce, Commander F.
F Chadwick and Assistant Naval C in
structor H B. Dashiell to report upen
the needs of the navy with reference to
dry docks.
This board reports that the piles,
braces, cross <;*ps. etc., in dry dock
No. 2 (timber), at the Brooklyn navy
yard, are badly derayed. and that it
is only a matter of time before the dock
will have reached such a state as to b»
unfit for use, endangering ships under
repair In it, because of its liability to
a sudden ingress of water from col
lapse of parts of the structure. The
board also makes the sweeping state
ment that sll the tlnilHrr docks on the
Atlantic coast ore in the same state. It
Is recommended that they all be given
concrete entrances. To tnake these
changes will require |_'*rt,r>s6 for each of
the timber dry docks at Brooklyn,
league Island and Norfolk, while the
on* at Port Royal will cost $240,300.
The timber dock No. 2, at Brooklyn,
and the docks at Norfolk and League
Island will only accommodate the
smaller vessels of our navy. The larger
docks, Na 3. at Brooklyn, and the dock
at Port Royal, were begun In 1*92. and
since their completion have each only
had one vessel docked in them, on ac
count of serious weaknesses developed
No. S Is now having 1150.0U0 eipend-d
upon It before It can be used, and will
then still have to have a concrete en
t;tnce built to preserve it for even a
few jo-arm. At Port Royal the condi
tions are worse, for In addition to In
s. ure foundations, constant dredging
ii> required in order that our battleships
may approach the entrance.
From this lamentable condition of af
fairs on the Atlantic coast. It ts a great
relief to turn to the contemplation of
th* dry d-ack at r >rt Orchard Begun
■ year later than the most recent docks
on the other side. It was practically
i on time. because *ll the cor
ditlans v ere favorable. It dimensions
are a> folio as: Length over all, €7%
fe.-t: width of entrant. 92 feet 8 inches;
depth over *lll at mean h'gh wat- r, >
f»-i \n> nwriM f-war at'< <at r.»n rut r
lhl« dock lt« compl f • price tr e >n
tdru. ti« n was onl> f «-<&■.521.21. In mak
ing the plan* f if this »!• . k It was \>ry
Hl eh rl\ on atone abutments and en
tra. f.-r 7' feet. that the dl<T:> uit •«
of ra; i decay and destruction \v
ter-Mo, ,-»h te the Eastern docks. are cm
tltvly avoided. Commodore Mathers,
th« i hi. f >( the bureau of yards and
h ks. navy d»-part:m nt. who has re
cently insp** sett the Puget sound naval
stati> n, 1". his report to the rctary of
the navy, states:
*"Tb* ilr* .io> k constructed under cor -
trr -t with Xtesr.r >. ftyron 1' <r % « \ Co
»av In* b-ea already te- vd with tr.e M ■
terey. * vs • rsplet.st tn »c orS.no* w 'h
th" ,rr. ments of the « « »■. ir.t »;• .t
finally accepted In sjepienst er. Jv i.
"Tki- hutlleshlp Urrgun tin* hrm
*H<'r#ufall; d<»«-l»rd lltrrc. Utlnniuli
mrrfMt riimiß«(lon* nrr* matte h<-•
tore, ilarlii, n»<t sfter tin- iliwklm,
"•'I "h* «H«htr»t ati;n of nraUrii
In view of th!s magnificent eompari
s w :th all of the Eastern dry daks,
an ' ft the - \ ding!;.- favorable re
j..«t >f «vmm lor- Mat ■••»*#, who can
not In n as-.-d - f anv j artlality for the
i x -t t ttl re.•• \i ptatton. it is t> K»
h« »-■ 'd t' at • i'o: Fra: !*.-<•» ar.d Port
land papers w ill c.■»«•« their untruthful
attacks on th» Pert Orchard dry d>H k
If one fourth of the tn,--rv sj r.t uron
t'-e Mare Island v\w -. .. j were apj ro
l •• .-it'-d for star* hoi ■•>- s. n»; a!r shop*
an 1 so t jrth. at the IV*, t - -and naval
»!;t! r». ft would be far rr re r 'sclent
•! tvry way. Today r. ■■■.« of ;r bat
:'e>h s can appro* h t * *\ rr l »
■ jard. and. when s*.: ba« t —j
'iperd'Vt ta dr»vlgirg !t »;:i t »
Kaers'-st * to river and Nan* ere* k t -!y
a s -ar r to fill \;v the rha- rsei
*>.. w th t' « s»ltn;ent bre ;s v t down
4 « th • annua! ft>ods T dis!ar..-v b#*
• v r. the matr-'ar.d ar.d the sh--re !;
• f V »!* island ha* been dcreasing ra -
' "f<r v at*, ar.d it *i*eTv.s c: ly a qui «-
t; ' time t '' -r« thia nary tari rautt
!•>« ai \* * r.ed u?d> • s Untaenee sums a*-
rsy nded for dre'glrg St !"*rt O—
ai.ar.l th si; .atUu -a . :;tlr*!y di^cre-
as the absence ?t any river* and of any
perceptible tidal current *lll avoid th«
expenditure of a dollar for dredging
after the channel to the dry dock haa
once excavated to the yrofier depta.
We are !n the closing days of the
y»ar. and must immediately after
Christmas begin to lay our plans for
the Influx of people generally believed to
be certain within thirty to sixty days.
Our visitors will have to be divided
into two classes, the undesirable and
the desirable: and each of them will
tax our resources. Eastern Washing
ton papers announce the arrival on
their way here of a small army of
tramps We dare not ignore this men
ace. The climate is comparatively mil 1,
and the tramp can put up with any
thing but cold. So ordinary means will
suffica to deal with this threatened
evil, and the city council must help the
jolice to grapple with It. We must rid
ourselves of this pest, even if an ordi
nance has to be passed making mendi
cancy a misdemeanor punishable with
a cold bath every morning. If we can
cot drive them out we can at Past in
sist that they shall be clean. The sim
plest way to accomplish both objects is
to Invite the aid of the fire department
and let the matutinal wash taka place
with a hose.
Even the desirable visitors must be
provided for, and it will not do to leave
their entertainment to chance, or the
city will suffer most seriously. No mat
ter how many thousands we might pro
vide for, if a mere handful had
reason to complain of accommodations,
the news would be spread abroad.
We have not yet begun to realize what
it is we have to face. We have talked
in a vague way about 50,000 people pass
ing through the city within sixty days.
They will not all pass through. Many
of them will stay; probably a sufficient
number to occupy all the vacant houses.
Assuming that one hotel can accom
modate WO a night, aud that a visitor
only stays Ave days, that would be an
accommodation for S.OuO persons. There
are not more than four hotels capable
of accommodating that number, but
even if there are the great rush will
be before each outgoing steamer. At
best this is only providing for 12,000.
Smaller hotels can take care of as
many more. Still that is only 24,000,
and it is assumed that visitors will
conveniently arrange themselves equal
ly over the days.
But suppose that we have been alto
gether too modest in our estimates and
the number should be 100,000. The gov
ernor of North Dakota estimates that
500,000 people will go north next spring.
It is a very moderate estimate that one
fifth will go from here. We know that
the railroad companies are preparing
to trausport £00.000; and our only com
petitors are San Francisco and Van
couver, the termini respectively of the
Southern Pacific and the Canadian Pa
cific, while we have two railroads ter
minating here.
When a convention is talked of as
likely to meet In this city with an ex
pected gathering of 2.000 or 3,000, a can
vass is made so that the visitors may
have the assurance of being provided
for. This should be done now.
Seattle ran accommodate 50.000 peo
ple with a very little planning. Charles
E. Crane proposed to the Chamber of
Commerce that hotels and lodging
houses and private houses should fur
nlsh the chamber with a list of the
number they can accommodate, no that
If the rush of visitors Hhould be con
fined to a short period u.nd the normal
resources « f the city be taxed, visitors
might be entertained. Many private
houses would no doubt be glad of the
opm-irtunity to make a little money fnr
a 'r.onth or so at Inconvenience.
1 i' any hotel finds its business falling off
thro .nh this arranyvment and makes
the fnrt known It w ;il i>e time to can
>.-■■! the list. Ihe Chamber of Commerce
did not consider this a pirt of its busl
n- sn. Nevertheless, it must be done.
The city council might do it through
the labor bur- au. but the probability is
that a sp■ ;aJ arrangement will have
to ha made.
Few of us have ever stopped to cr>n-
the magnitude of the busl es?
that the rati n Is prophesying for us.
p .iple outfit in Seattle, spend
in#r a.t th-r for accommodations and
outfit !>M each, v h: h la a very low
•'stir ate. »t n*. ana a t tal «>f f"•♦.000.-
;■ «•* it is only [Vi.iW that
Wffl be tU MINII W# do not want to
i sers.t :tioj v ; ,t away than we can help,
j through our own sh rtslsrhtedneea in
j making arrangements
Th » amount of money to be spent, a -
coding !> t l <e estimates, fn
alone. If rep rted as being in Alaska.
W'-ald * t th" v .i! on V. r<\
Tin' UMIIM; <»K rt:v*iiiiv«.
fhe ; fi;- Hrg plan pro;. « ,j »> v
W. K. Koj kw --H is a gigantb* schetn
and should 1-? v>. i-n side red before It
' * adoptfd. It presents .some very »:■
i trart ve features. 1 th ti th" p< rs{ it
ers ar.d ti those wh-. offKiseti to
I an extension of the pensions.
The . Ail:-g slea Is that the pensions
; r w pa! J monthly shall he funded rn
I the basis cf t:f- ir.sjran -« expectancy
1 r » at p r.v ners shouh! receive a
*• * p - Th's. Mr Ro-lrv il
j lie ires, w • aid er.al ie t!. >s-» who have en
< l- r-d propery to free is from mort
a- ! save the heavy !nt*r*st row
; Aid, the bonds would b»%ar only
!S 1-2 per :*rt interest. It would enable
others to t > |r.to buslr ss and so r>-i
j a sr> xi-r b>neftt than they r w d*»rt.-e
frv>«» tr.-r '>
I Th'-re are pensioners on the
r-4".i Many cf thtjse only $;; m
• r run, wht h u to»> smalt to N - efit
! thcia. a mar. t-.--.dvr g that ».th
a reasonable expectation of living ten
would receive presumably about
fI,SW. This wouM be a very comforta
ble amount to invest in business or
otherwise- The saving In cost of the
department would be very great, bat ths
agencies would be kept busy for two
or three years straightening out the
If the round sum of pensions Is put
at 1140,000,000 a year, and the ten-year
average prevailed. It would take an Is
sue of >1,400,000,000 to meet the demand.
At 2 1-2 per cent, this would call for
annual Interest payments of $33,000,000.
If f55,000,<»0 a year should be devoted to
the retirement of the bonds it would
leave $40,000,000 a year of present sav
ing. There are, therefore, two points to
be determined. First, whether the
change would be acceptable to the vet
erans; and secondly, whether the cer
tain debt to be thus incurred would
not be so greatly beyond the pros
pective outlay due to a continuance of
the present monthly stipend as to make
it unwise.
There is a third possibility of objec
tion, and that Is the difficulty which
would be encountered in agreeing upon
what would be a fair expectancy of life
upon which to base the commutation.
As a practical measure it would be bet
ter to complete the entire appraisement,
and lay the result before the country,
before taking any step toward the Issue
of bonds.
It Is observed with a great show of glee
by the Tacoma press that the committee
recommendation of a senate bill for a new
Federal building in that city has embodied
in it a beautiful encomium of the great
ness of the City of Destiny as a tea im
porting center. It "is the great commer
cial entrepot" (perhaps the committee fell
up m this pleasing word by its suggestive
.similarity to teapot) "of the Orient,** re
marks the rpport. "Tacoma is the great
wheat and lumber »xporting port of the
Pacific Northwest." We fancy that there
will be uproarious objection on the part of
Portland to au important feature of this
latter refreshing misstatement, inasmuch
as the Oregon city claims to ship more
wheat than all other Northwest points
combined. No objection can be made to
the declaration about lumber exports; but
It would be interestinr to know the name
of the artist who caused a real estate
circular to be imposed upon the unsus
pecting senate. Was it Perkins, our old
friend Perkins?
The P.-I. holds that anything that the
United States can do to hurt Canada is
(good, but that anything Canada does to
preserve what Is rightfully hers is villain
ous. The P.-I. cuts no figure, anyway.—
Vancouver, B. C., World.
It is not becoming in our unamlable
friend to lose his temper. Loss of temper
sometimes leads to rash and ridiculous
statements about the position of a con
temporary. The Post-Intelligencer would
not for the world do anything to hurt Can
ada, unless of course an important inter
est of the United States requires it. It
hits no objection whatever to Canada tak
ing what Is rightfully hers, but it finds It
necessary sometimes to object to Canada's
opinion of what is rightfully hers. The
"Post-Intclligencer would be glad to see a
mutually satisfactory arrangement and
agreement as to what are the rights and
interests of the two countries in the north
ern gold fields and the avenues of com
munication therewith.
The story that either Senator Wolcott or
Secretary Gage must inevitably break with
the admlrlstratlon undoubtedly originated
In the imaginative brain of some sensa
tionalist. It is not easy to see why Wol
cott should tender hi* resignation as sen
ator bemuse he fancies McKinley Is not
friendly to feilvor. II w can Woloott's re
flection and consequent Indorsement of his
course by tho Colon. !o legislature have
the slight- st « ff« < t on the relations of Mc-
Kinley anil Qr.ge? The whole world knows
where tho Colorado legislature stands. It
Is entirely hosti'.o to McKinley and the
g id - t indard. and it * is the original dis
( >vi r-r of the rnailsrn Influence of the
Money Power on tho past few rational
administrations. Colorado has not
entirely sA lst ed with Mr. Wolcott for a
j car or two. It has thought he was tri
fling with the sacred cause ef silver. Tf
he resigns the cor sequence might he Im
r ''art to Mr. Wolcott and e-r.tertnlnlrg. if
r.ot lmp.fiai \ the c
Mr Gage la for the gr>H standard. Ho
d = s not hesitate to say so. lie j* a n hon
t st man and he brings to his political ca
reer all the courage and experience of his
l.v.sine-s lift. The great K- puliii an party
is f r '!;e r >;j standard. It has said so.
Who has t:ic right to criticise Gage toe
< ,i". <• l:~ v< ices the St. Louis platf rm ar.d
'■ 1 Reputoli Ma convi tion? The «nver
iies have made a great tougatooo of the
gold standard. Tt is only a bugab o.
There is no carse, ar.d r.ever was cause,
t-a bo nf tiJ o* call'! i. things by their right
The Sf. f'e'.er?: ;-g Novos'o expresses
the 1 .ape thai the is- —• n f Great Brit
ain in regard to other European pow-rs
wll « ara:>xe her m:tV. nt!y to per
mit the preserv ttinn of peace from the
iVi't -ri • r ' ring it at the present mo
m t This h ir.g trans ared Into plain
1" B >h m sns that England w-'l be to
■ I by the p-ese ac-> of the ft *s of
Ru*e:a, Germany at>d France in Chinese
waters as to d*ter her from makt'g any
w . rc r »he mi;.* r aturailjr fe« I
It Is proper to call to the arterticn of the
Wash! ifton Parts exposition commission
the fa t " l at projei-t to exhibit a
r. J el Western cry In comparison with an
Ka«;err ty .* cr t* i » ,?h Seattle. Ir
to be h ?• d that the c mm.*« -n can see
Its may elMf to ft BMXIM cf the er.ter
rrtse. Cc-i. dHe -ry, v. ho is himself tr.
embodiment of Western energy, can bt
depen-I'd cn tn see that Seatt. * u» not
forgotten In that cecnecuon. But this is
net *IL county in the state expects
e re- - • -at'. ar. 1 i havt
it. ___________
The W«iii W.t i t"ri a. x xalaed ex
ch «r.ge. co.r,tr»-.'s at f -r*h on rece--
editorial u?t«r«»c*s ef I' *t-lattH!-
g»r<>r r*srv '.re tr • !• ;t rrrnt of th»
t'j iiala m-.r ar.d :<k< c-<:.
ei«e the attitude of this paper. But we a.*®
not able to discover that the views of the
Post-Intel'.'g-encer and the Union differ
materially on this important question, ex
cept in the suggestion that government
work at the dalies wait until a practicable
Plan is agreed upon. The Union apparent
ly does not want to wait, acd is offended
that Western Washington is anxious about
its rivers and harbors, wblch deserve im
mediate government attention. What docs
the Union want—a ship canal, or a boat
railway, or a portag? railroad? Is it expe
dient or prudent to go ah*ad until one of
these projects is declared the proper solu
tion of a vexatiors problem?
The f*h cago board of aldermen can give
its fellows So other cities "pointers." It
succeeded in getting a bill through the
lejrisiature raising its salaries from t\'Ji
to 11,500 a This did not benefit these
now in office, on account of the general
law against The salary of any officer being
raised during his term. It has. therefore,
passed an ordinance giving each alderman
a secretary at 5i.500 a year, and under this
subterfuge they are now drawing the in
creased pay.
The story of the Californians who had
to leave San Francisco and come to Seat
tle to buy goods is an illustration of that
city's curious business methods. Its mer
chants are simply afraid to give figures,
when they think they would be shown to
other merchants for purposes of competi
tion. It !s different In Seattle. Rivalry is
the life of trade here. The best firm wins.*
Tacoma is the greatest Importer of tea
and exporter of Chinese in the country.
$St its $£
Perhaps Mr. Rryan only crossed the line
to buy Christmas presents with 40-cent
& & &
It Is suggestive that the bicycle season
is again imminent when we read that "an
other world's record is broken."
& & &
We beg again to call Santa Claus' at
tention to Seattle's superior facilities as
ths natural route to and from the north
« £
"They say he ha 3 the largest circula
tion of any paper in the state." "Oh. he
only means the circulation cf the wheels
In his head."
tt t*
Now that Tacoma has taken on a real
brisk appearance of life, we may expect a
revival of that old boom gag about the
City of Destiny.
Thousands of Acres Open to Hour*
Mend Entry.
Port Angs lea Tribune-Times.
That there are yet thousands of acres
of good, rich government land located la
Clallam county, open to homestead entry,
is not generally known outside; and a
great number of residents of this county
are not correctly informed on this subject.
In fact, many people who have resided in
Port Angeles for several years have no
clear conception of the possibilities which
it possesses In an agricultural and horti
cultural way.
It Is generally known—in truth, it is a
well known fact—that the Dungeness
country Is among the richest agricultural
sections In the stata of Washington. The
fertile l>ottom lands of the Dungeness
river have no equal anywhere. The crops
which the farmers raise in the East end
are immense; the acreage under cultiva
tion runs up into the thousands, and the
amount of produce shipped from Dun
gensps Is wonderful. The dairying indus
try of the East end has grown to large
proportions, six or eight separators being
at present in operation. In short, the
Dungeness country is becoming thorough
ly developed as a farming, stock-raising
and dairying section. However, the con
ditions which exist in other sections of
Clallam county, and especially in the great
area lying west of Port Angeles, are quite
difTer.*nt. Considering the disadvantages
with which the Wast end has had to con
tend. It has made rapid strides in its de
velopment. Nature, herself has been ex
ceedingly generous In her dealings with
the little empire which lies to our west.
The finest body of timber to be found In
the state is situated in the west end of
Clallam county. The soil when ready for
the pi w equals In productiveness that of
the East end.
As yet it is, practically speaking. In a
crude way of development, and under or
dinary circnmstonces will be some yeari
before it reaches that stage of develop
ment which exists in the east end of the
county. However, there has been a
great charge In the west end during the
past six or years. From a vast
region and sparsely settled country, ac
cess to which could only be had ovr a
very long, and extremely muddy trail, it
has developed into a well settled and pros
perous ac.-tion. Most of the farms are
small, it i* true, but nearly everv farm
I« practically self-supporting, and wl h
added facilities for marketing products of
?he farm the great west end will come
rapidly ar.d steadily to the front as a
farming and dairy country.
In its I«?ue of last w<-ek the Tribune-
Times called a Mention to a pmiphlet ls
sued by Gov. Rogers, in which he set
far -h the information that there were yr-t
-n to ho:ne«*ead entry thousands of
of good agrlctil tur.il lard in that
■ • 'ion < f countrv bordering on the Pa-
citic ocean from Cap* Flattery »->uth to
Grays iMirbor: art also to a letter which
Mr. Herb—-t Bashford wrote to th» Seattle
I'ost-Tr'el!'?. ncer in whi"h he took I*-
s-:e with ♦ho governor. That Mr. Ra«h
.rd has h misinformed regirdtr.sr the
pun'ry ef which he writes, is a*;-arent
to ev<ry one who h.n any knowledge of
that v.ist body of land farming the west
• m portion of the Olympic peninsula.
H'"wev«*r. the publication of his letter In
«'jeh ff ft*, r lively circulated newspaper
a« the P -t-TnteUlgencr cannot he'p but
work an inquiry to that rich territory
%•-. I the : ~ >t-v who are making ft their
home. We ,a-k 'hen, in t - :«*ice to the s
• ••re rf the Weet F.rd, that the P-->»t-In
y, . ,-r c-rrect th» erroneous lmprea
n wh—h the publication of Mr. Bash
' ird's levr ha« caused to f rth amorg
pro&pt stlve htVMttiNn mho are d-- rous
-f * iking cl .'m*.
There Is y> ' r v>m ' r hundre's of fami
■ t in the gr ,• Quillsyute t.iT-v. whi'h
forms the 4 thwestern portion of Ciillam
county. There are thousands of acres
pen to e? try. and we know of no cnunty
which c' r rs t> e tn* M/, »mer*s to th» home
•-••'■kf r are pre<*nted by the we«t
• ■ i of n-t!',i-n ce"nty. We w \sM «t
■ist urne tr -pect!v<* se»»;,-.r< f» |pve**l
- its c'.a'r: « bf* 're taking up home
steads in less favored localities.
t h»*T (;oml riticeoa of th«-
1 nitrd *)atra.
F-att?e. Wish . T-c 2? '«sr
T th- Editor- In yo :r ;s ;*• of Decern
h—r 22 is a ff»nimunK*!! a from a corre
spondent funher resirietion
•.mmtgrat.on. Without entering into a dis
"!on of the »r, rits of that qvi<»*tion, I
to cAli attention to the lr,«mu
♦ion por?a!n< -1 in 'he articl*-. to tf>* effe-t
• «t l'a\ . s r r-» r.ot a <!• 'a- e ei>.ss t>f
erints Take for Ulus'rat n. the
T' :uns of "..s ece. Ther» are sr»-- :
• ar.d V. in it*>. T Vt v are Jaw-absd
i, trvtu*;r. .j i»r,d por".-.g thev
*a * f* b'f ttev are n >• r—mtTVais t,f thii
r-.m v vr not ore Is tn t* * T»r-.-»rho>.jso
•' d not nn« Js la jalL So f>r *e thia
*r!''r s 3Hi» t.» aaoertaln. n r t <• '■ r ~e llvin*
.a t:..s er.y hxa ot\t oi hui Tu « tan
victed of a cr?me. punishable with Im
prisonment in the penitentiary. Our chii
dren attend public and prtvate schools,
and are taught to love and respect this
government. Italians are engaged in this
country in all the honorable vocations of
life. They pay for what they get with
money honestly earned. Then, why are
they undesirable people? They obey the
law. they are not a burden on society, and
they are as largely as any other rac*
patriotic and believe in the principles cf
this government. Certainly the insinua
tions against them in the article referred
to were unintentional, or the writer was
not familiar with the fact®.
Am Inquiry ■« to the W'here«fc#»»» of
One J. H. Lewi*.
Seattle. Dec. 3. I*s*7.
To the Editor: Where, oh where is our
own, our only James Hamilton Lewis?
WIU you not relieve the anxiety of the
public which waits, in more or less breath
loss expectancy, news of the whereabouts
cf the suave and doughty colonel? Mar.v
days have passed since congress met and
other members are there attending to their
official duties, but when his name is called
there is no response. When last heard
from he was cavornng around this state
lampooning the administration.
It may be interesting to his friends to
know that while thus enraged, and since
his disappearance, his salary as congress
man sroes on just the same as though he
in his seat interposing frivolous ob
jections to sound legislation.
To have arrived In Washington when
congress met and been lost In the crowd
would have been too tame a proceeding tor
one so pretty and so gifted. Doubtless a
happy thought struck him. It was to wait
until the confusion attending the opening
days was over ar.l then, stunningly ar
rayed in gorgeous attire, locks fining and
breeches creased, make a grand entry, the
cynosure of all eyes and the delight of a
joke-loving host of reporters.
But hasn't he waited loag enough? Tsn t
it time for the procession to move? Is not
the house ready to applaud? Are r.ot the
reporter's pens dipped in ink? Out from
behind the curtains, if perchance thou
hidest there; out into tho glare of the
acetylene light which pervndeth the his
toric chamber, James Hamilton Lewis,
come forth! W. D. PRATT.
Port Townsend Leader: Why should
not the Pops combine to purchase the
Kansas Pacific railroad and run it ex
clusively in the interst of shippers? The
government offers the valuable property
at cost
Olympian: Not the least of the delights
attending the era of prosperity that has
dawned upon this country is the disap
pearance of the curbstone statesman from
the prominent corners he was wont to oc
cupy. He has been compelled to move
on to make room for the transaction of
Latah News: Already, by scanning the
record obligations canceled by the farmers
of Eastern Washington in the past few
months, one begins to realize what "hard
times" meant. One more year with good
crops and good prices and the average
farmer will be independent again. They
are to be commended for the promptness
with which they applied the first money
that came into their possession, after years
of scrimping and discouragement, toward
old obligations^
Whatcom Reveille: The shingle situa
tion is Improving. Prices are rising.
That is encouraging. The lumber Journals
prophesy that if the shut-down continues,
as per agreement, till February Ist,
the market will open strong for the spring.
It is In the power of a few millmen to dis
organize the situation by beginning to cut
before February. If tt certain number
say one-sixth of the mills, besrin work!
they will force the others to follow, and
tne result will be just what was sought
to be avoided by the shut-down.
They Find It laefnl.
Detroit News.
On the other hand, some congressmen
are Inclined to regard the civil service law
as about the handiest excuse they can give
a persistent constituent.
Jointed Dressed Dolls, movable arms and legs. 8 Inches long, were 10c now Sou »
Partly Dressed Dolls, IS Inches long, were 15c, now sc. ' '
Partly Dressed Dolls, 24 Inches long reduced from 25c to 15c,
Dressed Doll with cap. 17 inches long, reduced from 2ic to 15c.
Unbreakable Rag Dolls, w»>re $1 .00, now £A\
Large Passenger Boats. *a inches long (Fall River line), fully equipped were tl rnw «i 1
Kitchen Sets, l* Inches high, stove, etc., reduced from Wc to JKc' ' *
Boys' Soldier Kits, eword. k::apsaek. pouch, cap. etc.. worth 7:>c, reduced to 35c.
Great Holiday Reductions in Ladies' Jackets.
Four marvelous lots, made of the season's best styles reduced lons- v, .. .. v. , . , v ,
season has waned. If you're to be unusually practical in' rift-trivlne h<-r her hesitating shops have learned the
LOT 1—*12.00 Jackets, now 16.50, They are lln English KerSvMe tn«, \5 that V ll p,,t mo "* jr ln »
throushout. new style collar, etc. ' ' e ' c, » ' n myrtle gTecns, blacks, silk line!
LOT 2—tl?/*> Jackets now 15.50. An Irish frieze and a h«v» v . . . . j
line I. wade by men tailors, heavy English Kersey, new style, front braided, sll*
LOT S-4ivOO Jackets now 11000. An Fngltsh Kerocv a . n
others, all in different styles of lining, different styles of collars' etc' etc w the n ' w Kr "" n ' * tan
men tailors. coiiars. etc.. etc., but every 0.-ie a perfect fit and made by
Our prices on Hsts are now half and some hs* than b»<f »h«
Fall Millinery out. These prices will d o It. Prices charged two weeks egoi Must clear W
All our Children • and Misses' Tarn O'Phanter* greatly reduced
It you are in need of Hat Ornaments, Birds. Feathers Win?* , ,
price. rs ' inKB - can get them at k 3 « than naif the orifi^
J-st in—New Black Walking Hats, and selling for Tsc. 9") c and up
Our rr!c« on Sl>o.. .r. Ju,. %btri ,„ y
None evial them '»n price srl quslity on tie l-ne« u->
kid some *'h cork sol*a. McKay ».w ed. hand turned » nd ?J£L' n * Inr , KrA IL They sr- cloth top and Vld
G»n-s- Ahso'uteiy Waterproof 9), ( >e. cordovan ca"f v ** l{ ; " n A, B, C, D and K widths.
Willow Calf, cra-k proof, i n oxblo*d *nA r * ®» ly » * PUr.
G.r'»' French E:;arr.rl Shoe, touiido gt K ic b and E w V- hs^n' ** l rl " r * ton only »" Vj * j-Vr.
on yV 0 a pair. * L W!dth8 ' a!l he t ,er than patent leather, worth 189#.
The last two days you cateh such a variety v.,- . K ._
t:M iOT 4 but ton. with 3 rows of v'y blark' . W M tMiy and Friday.
X b,a k » 'tcning. m , hai of r , ~r , . tan, «i«^
Our Famous ®l-0> Kid G!..v- * j . he new*<if mr-A * » . ,
S prrtett in ft- and aituK'U ~r t ti« best general utlli'v ri.Ve%"* 'f r ' r ' # ' "htack. 4-hutton length, also I ««<
thin* tout tn- pii e. 11 aeraJ **«▼« f>r the money, Th-y are a SI 3 giovs in e*srT-
Plrst qua -y Kid, with new patent ,* lfmK
wirth t: »• only Si A a pair. ' y r "^ je back - lQ all the newest shades, every pair warrant**
Th« New Par.s K;d Glove, with f-i?i vt ..n.t.i
'"" ••"""»« ♦» ii
«|j Wins Willi j
Ift 1
.1 They've so very much
•»? for so very little, of <
*i* Good, Sensible and ,
t. Appropriate Articles...
TBf ~ i
That are suitable fop
man, woman, child or miss,
*f" That your deciding
4* will be made easy....
W. W. HOUGHTON. Jeweler,
704 First A*.
M. L EVY « co - '"isunr
taptrton mmd Smbbm » af T«l«phMM Alh|
Cigars anJ Totacca, Smokers' Articles. Et
Gold Spectacles, Eye Glasses and Chains, lteafllnf G'an
Lorgnettes, Thermometer-}. Magnifiers, etc. Wehavtifel}
MM# est Opera Glasses ever sold ir. Seattle at the prlca sf f*
OPTICIAN. glasses elsewhere. We Invite comparison and prlcea.
H. CLAY EVERSOUE. Optician, 720 First Ave* Mfc
i«5.!«?. 1429 second fcus and lis. ill pike street
Great Reductions in Trimmed Millinery
for Today and Tomorrow.
83.00, 85.00, 87.00 and 810.00 Hats
Now 81.50, 82.50 and 85.00.
Ladies' Fine Dress Slioes.

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