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The Seattle post-intelligencer. (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, January 15, 1898, Image 4

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Ai i O.*MOUATIO%e FOR 30,000 PEO
The capacity of this city for the ac
c - ruodation of the crowds who are al"
i-beginning to arrive Is now be
exxniog the r.vjbjt of careful attention
by the* uuthorltiea. The Chamber of
('•nimeroe has taken up the subject,
and v\ill concid r both the suggeatloiia
n.Kiv by C. K. Crane «nd Erastus
Ej ;jiiivrd, and will also bring the njut
t. r before th« city council.
Meantime a. rough census has been
mad* of the accommodations already
pnpapd. From these it is ascertained
that there ai»- already 170 hotels in Soat
tl«, including lodging houses which
t.ik • transient customers. These range
from 200 rooms down to ten, and will
nfiord accommodations under pressure
for about 29,(HH). In addition to this,
there are 600 houses whose own
ers will be wiliiiiK temporarily to afford
sle» ping room. Jf they can take four
apiece on an average that would prob
ably be a fair estimate. Tills would
provide sleeping room for over 3 f »,000
people. There would be some crowd
ing, but they would be able to find a
resting place, although a few might
have to put op with some of the little
iuronvenienc't s visitors experienced
h> re aft»r fire, and such as poli
ti< uins are a customed to during great
conventions. There is no city prepared
b> comfortably entertain with separate
«!»< ping apartments a sudden Influx
amounting to 60 p* r cent, of its ordi
i ary population. Hut every day addi
tions are being made to lodging hous's
«ml hotels, and ♦ xcept, perhaps, on par
ts tlarly crowded occasions, the city
will be able to give its guests a wel
All thiM is based upon the assumption
that the accommodations and the visit
ors can be brought together. This can
only be done by systematic work, be
cause a travihr is not in very good
condition on his arrival in town with
* lot of baggage to inquire ©f 170 sleep
ing places where he c an find room.
No prtvat >nterprise can master th's
difficulty. It is one in which the clti
*ens must work in harmony with the
constituted authorities. It will <o.-t
* in- 1 money to afford the infonnatl n
promptly, but that \vid be a small item
compared with the amount of mon« y
which this incr>as>i in the business of
the city wIU bring It is no use put*
tit ; that in figures: !t is too obvious to
cail for any argument We are going
to he f onfront; d with a serious problem:
it .an dolv<d, l it not by Its 'f. It
will tak'* pretty g- . <1 work and som
very ea: 'll plat • n*. M r \s r, theje
I* no time to b • l -t.
i.v\rm\»,s AM» THl'l it « \IM.S.
The excuse is < ft. n made for the
H < ith that the ciime for which lynch-
Ing usually tak -» place Is of such t
character that men may be forgiven
th* ir re ent t tst. It Is rather surpris
ing to find, V :• 'ore. that of 142 lynch-
Inr.s report* 1 f r last > ar, only 23
v !' t » for cutra <uj «tt v omen. Fully
* « tnanj were f r what may be r*garded
trlsi.U cv s compared with the
enormity of tie punishment. For Pa
s' f- ;r 1. 'hlmcs were die to r:t e
pj t-jui;. e - for writing an insulting
1' ttrr. Iw> for elopement, one for re
f ■•'irg t v gi\e e\ uioiu % or.e for insult,
one for C • Cra'.irg a murd'-r. three f -.r
1 - ntsh g I: f rr it' • •;, a: ! or.e f>r
d f d 'cfi .. hitlo ft r. w i:h
--c :t warn, t of law. Of the rerv&ir Vr
vhhh as • far from adequate occasion
f r 'yv-. n ~ * be included e ghteen
1 r ■ ; . i v. i fc-r a» cult, three f r
■ ■' •:>. s.x f - burglary a:.J f.ve tv
« n. If any one of these Is to be
» l j "fttion f r the \ fn*
£ e of the r. b, v, e may as w- U
a i" b>n « a form* of law'.
!a f ■r:r t the total of such of
f * for ; * ar we ! that so*r»
« t bo . 3, i these inch, le
f r b 4 l y Whit' a» <. five f r
v.f wo. ■ .*. o' eft r train-wr. ■k
b f • t.:\ ,:ng quaiamir.e. and
c > v ho- . o i.'--d fras a casj
Cf :v..C I '
'o :• - ct> • -,e l\ -hmgs for
r : ' r, d : ■•••■» f r what is
** atl.rej't.d r-;e. J ♦ that is an of
f •*- a . s I"; know, \*hich may
* * -'v y v. if cx .te Ir.digna
-69# it Ml if baMd upon very
vubstaxstlal grounds. At I*ast there
are some offense for which capital pun
ishment is Inflicted unknown to the law.
Race prejud!<*e is not a capital offenae,
nor elopement, nor robbery, nor insult,
nor even being a victim of mistaken
identity. The ■omewhat startling fact
remains out that of 142 lynchings, 11>
w»-re for other offenses than that
against women. Perhaps a better ex
planation Is to be found In the
statistic* which show that of the 164
victims, 142 lived in the Southern
states, and 122 of them were negroes.
It is not very flattering to our c'aims
as a law-abiding peorle that, while
there were I*4 lynchings during the
year, there were only 128 legal hang
ings, of which 317 were for murder,
10 for rape and 1 for burglary. There
were *2 hanged In the South and 46 In
the North, of whom 72 were whites. 51
negroes, 3 Indians and I Chinese.
Texas heads the bloody record with
2" lynchings. and Alabama comes next
with 1». Mississippi had 16. while both
Louisiana and Georgia had 14 each.
Florida had 12, Arkansas 11, South Caro
lina i, Tennessee 7, Virginia 5, Kentucky
7 and Missouri 4. Indiana heads the
Northf-rn states with 5 lynchings. And
of the Southern states, North Carolina
had only 1. Maryland only 1 and Okla
homa territory 2. Arizona, Nevada,
South Dakota and Washington had 3
each. North Dakota had 3, Alaska 3,
and California, Illinois and Ohio 1
Georgia heads the list of legal execu
tions with 15, and no other state has
more than Missouri, which had 8; New
York had 7, Virginia 6. and all the others
less. Texas had only 5, as compared
with 25 lynching*.
Alabama had 5 and Louisiana had F.
The legal executions were out of all
proportions in most states to the lynch*
ings; and perhaps this Is one reason
why summary punishment Is so often In
flirted. Of course, it must be remem
bered that murder Is very frequently
punished by imprisonment for life or
for a long term, and the more civilized
the community the greater the propor
tion of those who are not sentehced to
These figures show conclusively that
the sentiment which has dealt very
lightly with lynching* in the South and
nearer home has been entirely estray.
There is no doubt that the crime
against women is more frequent In the
South than in the North, but it is so
far from being the excuse for lynching
that public opinion should experience a
change of heart. Where under ordinary
circumstances the officers of the law
can be depended upon to do their duty,
there is no excuse for the savagery of
private Individuals. It is exceedingly
rare for the reputable element to break
into jail, and to hang, shoot or burn
accused criminals. There is no more
sacred right than that of trial by jury.
The man who deprives another of that
right is guilty of fully as grave a wrong
to social institutions as he is to the un
fortunate victims of his reckless wrath.
This occasion may be availed of, at
every opportunity will be, to urge the
necessity for such a change in our
criminal law as shall Insure punish
ment to every man who unlawfully
uses a weapon upon another or destroys
his life. Murder is a crime with aev
eral degrees of culpability, but no man
known to have killed another should
be permitted to go off scot free because
the Information laid against him stated
an offense which was not technically
borne out by the proof.
Then* is a newspaper in Oakland,
Cal . called the Pacific Prohibitionist,
that Is one of the moat rabid of its
class. It has found in Seattle material
for violent comment of the intemperate
styb- peculiar to extremists and intoler
ant faddists in all climes and countries.
In a recent issue it said:
"Saloon stubbing affrays are so common
In Seattle that the Post-Intelligi ncer can
only write them up Jocosely Jn one coJ
vinn. while it fills its editorial columns
with clnlnts of the superior satntliness of
li< citi>»«» over the hypocritical cities
of prohibition states."
Stabbing affrays are too frequent in
S« attle as they are everywhere else;
but they are not more common here
than In other seaport cities. The discov
ery of the Prohibitionist that the Post-
Int lli ;►>!•. t r ' Tills Its editorial columns
with the ci.iirns of the superior saintii
ness of license cltlo*" ls» certainly both
original and phenomenal. Other read
ers have found that it devoted its col
umn* to discuss; >n of issues not bo
completely moribund as prohibition.
In another issue the Prohibitionist
••The Seattle. Wash., Post-lateilJg noer
rushes to the (lefer.se of the professor m
the theological school who signed -he pe
tition f>r the saloon license at Princeton
Inrs. S ak an old school Presbyterian
t" ' cas In a'cohi I. and the average
' pre- - «•. n r.*;-r wtll swallow hirn with .a
i n ..<h. < iyecne pepper and all. The b«>.-t
I *t 1 truest Pre»:-yteri»nism abhors the
\ a n and hts deed."
is a fine sj e. 'men of tolerant ani
i i-t-I nt criticism. It would seem
| that the IV hi? it' 'lis? '? from
a chronic condition of hjsteria f>r
' which there is no known cura
r.iti'xr.i is b*fftnnirf to pick up the
: end# of her Oriental policy, and
i th- -1 r suit of the new activity is
sV wn in f-e refusal of Chfr.a to av
c< pt the pro; * tls of P. •*«»•» f>ra guar
anteed loan. England is not niggardly
where money is coi,~< med. and will not
I' hesitat- to advance p.? }> 00 »y or
needed by China to jay the indemnity
. to Japan.
i Quite a number o? purr* *♦.« w;;i s*
accomplished ty this rr. ve China ha -
ing b« a aroused to the designs »f the
j continental powera will b- r'ad to ac
cept the aid of England a- i Japan,
The n >nej* will enable the Chinese gov
ernment to devote its revenue to iu
created defenaeo, and the 1*0,Q"**),000 go
ing to Japan mill enable that country
to strengthen itself against Russia and
Germany and become a more powerful
ally of Great Britain, while spending
most of the money In Great Britain in
the construction of new war vessela
All this is in keeping with the theory
that the next great war is to be fought
out on the high seas. There is where
England and Japan will be a match
for any one of the other European pow
ers and. perhaps, for more than one.
English diplomacy is not equal to that
of Russia, but when !t to a ques
tion of spending money England will
let nobody get the better of her. This
financial arrangement may turn the
tables and compel Russia and Germany
to make concessions which will clearly
Intimate that they confess they have
been outmatched.
The Swedish academy of sciences right
ly consider* that the report that Andrew's
balloon was seen In August near Quee
ntlle lake, in the Caribou country, is net
to be dismissed lightly. There were at
that time newspaper accounts of the al
leged discovery of the balloon, which, it
was said, was seen by several persons in
different localities in the Caribou, and
their staftments were so circumstantial
as to make it difficult to deny them cre
dence. If it was Andree, he had been
blown far out of his course; but. when it
is remembered that the prevailing winds
at that time of year are from the north,
It will not appear strange that he was
forced far eouth of hie destination. It is
now six months since the daring balloon
ist set out on his perilous voyage. He
took four months" provisions, if he and
his two companions still live it is
through the intervention of a miracle.
Mr. Hanna was as infelicitous in his
speech before that glee club after elec
tion as in his telegram to President Mo
Kinley. It was crude, and even silly.
He nevertheless said one trite and true
thing in his ri*niflcant declaration: "We
know the dii Terence between a patriot
and traitor." The war on Hanna out
raged the sense of fairness and propriety
of every unprejudiced citizen of the Unit
ed States. It was not even pretended by
Kurtz and Bushnell that they had any
motive other than personal revenge. It
has been complained that the party lash
was vigorously applied to bring the re
calcitrant Republicans into line. It is
true, and it is further true that the lash
ought to have been applied. The election
of Hanna was a triumph of party regu
larity and political good faith.
The government engineers have Inves
tigated. and they report that Willapa
river Is worthy of Improvement. That
is satisfactory FO far as It goes. It will
cost SS<3,OOO to make a permanent channel
below South Bend, and it will be money
well spent. It is to be desired that tha
congressional delegation devote its entire
energies toward securing the necessary
appropriation. Willapa harbor haa had
too little attention from the government.
Its virgin resources are enormous, and,
even under present conditions, they have
4>een partly developed. There are several
thriving towns on the harbor, and indus
tries of various kinds flourish. The fu
ture is full of possibilities for them.
The adverse senate committee report
renders it practically certain that Mr.
Corbett, of Oregon, will not be seated.
Mr. Corbett's title is reasonably clear,
but the antecedent causes leading up to
his appointment are practically the same
as thobe of the three senators who were
rejected in The senate is in no
humor to recognize appointments to Gil
vacancies created by deliberate failure of
state legislatures to elect. It has estab
lished the precedent, and will not depart
from it. Oregon will probably be obliged
to worry along with one senator until its
next legislative session.
Mr, Croker has shown that he Is cap
able of Just and prudent conduct. It is
his purpose to have the lato Strong ad
ministration Investigated by his commis
sioner of a counts, but he says that
"nothing will be done to besmirch the
character of anybody, as was done by the
l.txow committee," and that "none but
those who are guilty need fear." The
guilty, if any there be, ought to be made
to tremble, but the usual trouble with in
vestigations of this kind is that experts
are obtained who usually find what they
are sent after without regard to the real
merits of the case.
The report that the mother lode had
been found in the Klondike lacks confirm
ation. Ev<°n when quarts deposits are
found—at,J of course they will be—it will
be merely jumping at conclusions to de
elate Uiat the mother lode has been lo
cated. The gent-sis and character of the
rock, and its geological r«l,at!on to other
great mineral deposits on the Pacific
coast will r.ot be determined in a dav.
| Persons ar.d newspapers freely discuss
the "mother lode." having only the loo*-
j eit ar.d rr st vague ideas as; to a hat it is.
j The mournful tragedy near Friday har
b r. in which a U-yt-ar-old boy lost his
life through the accidental discharge of
a ?':io*gun. could, of cour«e, have been
avoided if the parents had not suff-rcd
yourg hoys to handle dangfrous weapons.
Put it is idle for them to feel remorse
ever .t n irhap that might thus have been
avoided. As a rule a shotgun is about as
safe in the hands of a youth as of a man.
It *.l depends on tha boy or the man.
j It has been known f>r years that the
j Vaaderbi'ts wanted a through line to the
' Paclf.3 co-,»t. ar.d at l«r* they have at
| tained their ra The Union Pacific is
I under Va-.derbllt control, ar.d It will
i the as: over the Short Line ar.d
O. R 4 N. lines. The consolidation of
the interests of thesa three lir.es is of irn
j p, rtance. The fa t that the controlling
in flu- nee in their ma nag. meat is the
\ anderb is e mply i ■ r- t.r.g.
The in vera-.do'is Victoria Colonlit pub
lishes a circumstantial story shout one
• 1 A. K<terbrtfok, of Seattle, who bought
h - Klondike cut*? tr. Victoria. It is. »«
suppose, to Is; *xp- :ted t"at an occasional
I IH-adrisrd * il warder out of
| the beaten path into tne Canadian cltv
j and make his Alaskan purchases. B-t
it w:ruld be a gtsfr*loiti thing. ird'ed, if
a Seattle man w?rt to turn his back en
•II appreciation o? his own best Interest
ar.d lard in Victoria. Cf ccurse. no Se
attle man hi* done it. There is no such
person as G. A. Esterbrook hailing from
this city. The name Is net in the direct
ory. Well-informed old-timers never
heard of him. He is a myth. The story
is sheer fiction, which is rot surprising
when it ts reflected that It appeared in
the Colonist.
Seattle leads again in percentage cf banV
clearance gains for the past week. Ths
Increase Is HI per cent. Tacorca makes
a good showing with in per cent- The
Northwest cities all disclose in the bark
clearances substantial evidence of their
present great prv «perity.
Now that the Hanna incident is ended,
the newspapers can resume that war with
William McKlnley has been inaururated
as president of a tobacco and confection
ery store in Walia Waila.
The Klondike relief expedition put In
too much time trying to start. The P -I.
expedition, it will be noticed, is well on lis
A Texas woman wants to marry L>uet
gert, saying all men there are too dam
lazy. Luetgert has shown that he has
energetic qualities as a husband.
It looks well, but the cautious Mr. Me-
Kenna will await the very latest returns
from the senate before forwarding that
cabinet resignation to the president*
Having found that the senate Is not
yearning for his presence, Mr. Corbett, of
Oregon, will speedily retire to private life.
Here Is a pointer for the other great
knocked-out Mr, Corbett, late of Carsoa.
Mr. K'stlertoa't Prophesies of the
I'M to Election.
New York Sun.
Mr. Henry Watterson, writing on "The
Political Outlook" In the Forum maga
zine, suggests the possibility, even th*
probability, of "a Quadrilateral contest
for the presidency, with candidates corre
sponding to Low and Tracy, Ueorge and
Van Wyck."
So far as the Democracy is concerned,
the reasons leading him to such a fore
cast are, in brief, bis assumption that the
Bryanltes will bolt if they ars not able to
control the national Democratic conven
tion, and that the "more conservative"
Democrats, "led by Tammany," will bolt
if they are outvoted by the Bryanltes,
Neither side, concludes Mr. Watterson,
can afford to be beaten and submit to the
domination of the other in the party or
ganization. "Can Tammany afiord it?"
ho asks. " Can men like Hiil and Whit
ney and Gorman afford it?" The triumph
of Bryanism in the convention, he says,
will Involve the "shipwreck of their local
organization," and to "save themselves"
they wiil have to boit and go it alone.
The conflict between the two wings of
the Democracy la the more Inevitable, in
the view o i Mr. Watterson, because of the
late success of the Democratic candidates
In the election where the Chicago platform
cf IS&6 was ignored, lie foresees, as a nat
ural consequence, that an attempt will be
made by a "multitude of Democratic coun
selors" to repeat the ignoring in the new
platform of 1900. The "trademark" of
Bryanlsm being free silver, that "faction
is committed to the repetition tn ISOQ of
the campaign of 1896," and, accordingly,
1s "sure to boit the convention" if U can
not have its way. Thus he brings two
opposing Democratic candidates into the
fieid. Bryanism supporting the one and
Tammany marshaling the followers of the
other. Nor does he eeo a much better
chance for Republican unity, "though not
threatened by such imminent and obvious
In the Republican party we are unable
to discover the indications of rupture fore
seen by Mr. Watterson. It is true that in
this state there is now a malicious and
vindictive faction which Is seeking to pro
duce such disruption locally, but as that
revolt touches no question of party prin
ciple and is purely personal, it cannot
make itself felt in a national convention.
A few malcontents are seeking to defeat
the Republican party in this state at the
election of next year, but their motive la
so manifestly revenge merely because
they cannot boss its organization that It
can have no potency In the broad tteid of
rational politics. Bryanism may undergo
some alight changes in its guise, but that
there will be any essential transformation
In it is suggested by nothing whieh has
yet appeared in the political situation
since the election of 1891.
Ilt'liiilerr to Be Dehorned.
Washington Corr. Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Sheldon Jackson and Lieut. Devora
of the army, who were sent to Norway to
procure reindeer for the Klondike, are
having their own troubles, owing to the
number of horned deer offered them by
the people whom they are visiting. As it
is the intention of the government to ship
the reindeer in freight cars from New
York after they arrive in this country, the
fact of most of the animals having long,
branching antkrs has proven quite a se
rious problem. I: has been determined,
therefore, by the authorities at the war
department that it would be much more
sensible if the reindeer could be dehorned,
ar.d Instructions to this effect have been
sent to the officials who went to Norway
end Sweden charged with the execution
cf this m ssion. A telegram received at
the war department late this afternoon
announced that the- process of dehorning
had not yet been in ■■■-m stated, but proba
bly would be prior to the shipment of the
reindeer to America. By depriving the
reindeer of their head ornaments more of
them can be parked in a freight car than
would be the case If they were permitted
to retain their growth, which In soma of
them reaches cnoimous proportions.
Olympian: It was very Inconsiderate of
that Whitman county mob of murderers
to disperse before Gov. Rostra had hem
given an opportunity to order them talea
into oust ly. people have very lit
tle consider**: >n for the s :cce? s of the
s:ate admln',»tratl< :u Whitman is a .Pop
ulist stronghold, too.
I Friday Harbor Islander: Qeneralty
j speaking, ev.i tendencies ere either Inbora
or inbr»d—the result of heredity or of cir
cumstances ard conditions, which have
neither their i *Knr.\ng nor their end in
saloons and th© liquor traffic. t?o long
as the law licen»> - the file of liquors, v, e
believe in Us str.ct enforcement, without
fear or favor, b t we are not yet rearty
to concede that the three saloons of this
county sre the crigin cf all evil here, or
that their proper regulation will alone he
sufficient to n Friday Harbor a model
community, morally and Intellectually.
Walla Walla 7'r.ion: Under th* present
elective J*.:4».-iai s> ,-tem the people should
n->t shrink from Jh<»tr own share of the
re spor. It y f-r ttie weakness and In
competency if any. of the W htirr.m coun
ty courts Th» If;, tar.t cti •-« are
fiilW I t y men r-f thor c*n cr .ice. and
hav-r.g ch •*«. *h»y she .id s« U1 -w their
own poison, tl - --eeaiue as tt may t-.
Th* y hate, th?r-1 r?o Ju-t r:i ;* e fr -a
Wliteb tiiey ran their Ultwfal vi
-o;er.t*« waich a ompaaies m< s ar.d
lynching*. If t'e ».i*« are faulty they
should demand tha* thty shall tve m*:le
eff :ttve by :»»sr!s;i«tlftn; if the de
fect l.es in the }ud lai
within the pow r cj the psopi* to niiKa
it more perfr. t at the bo* by choo*-
; ing it. re w.> . t rr.T,,;.;ent and tncorruptl
i Lwj n.ia for juices.
The WyWr F:adle. published at New
Whatcom, has a valuable supplement with
the Issue of January 12. entitled hat
com County, the Klondike of Washing
ton." It is published under the auspices
and with the supervision of the city coun
cil and the Board of Trade of New What
cosn and the Commercial Club of Fair
haven. Pv-ry statement has been revised
from three to four umes. and the pamphlet,
a 5 a whole, is absolutely free from over
estimates or what is commonly called
"boom literature." The authors cf the
various artic.es are men of undoubted
probity. The merchant* of the busy city
have lent their aid to the project, as near
ly all of them have their "ads." between
the covers. The maps ar.d the d.flertr.t
cuts are accurate presentations.
Under the head of "The Bonanza Mines
of Whatcom." J. J. Donovan says that,
while the Klondike gold is attracting
thousands to the sound as the starting
point for that Eldorado, gold steKers may
well turn their eyes to the splendid open
ing* nearer heme. Late in August, 1597,
three prospectors in the mountains of the
north fork of the Nooksaek found a
quart* lead carrying coarse gold, samples
assaying $10,900 to the ton. Three months
later this claim was bonded for |fi£> 000.
There is plenty of room in Whatcom coun
ty for further explorations. At least 1.500
square miles of the eastern part of the
county is a wilderness of mountains, cut
by wild streams, known to but few. and
as promising a field as exists on the con
tinent for intelligent examination. The
field is now almost untouched, yet the
past season has proven the existence of
gold In four well-defined districts. Free
gold is found In the quart*. and soma
placer prospecting has been undertaken.
The heart of this district can he reached
In two <lays from Bellingham bay without
any hardships. There are more IfiO.W)
ledges. and pome of them will be found in
'SS, A few prospectors were on»the south
fork of the Nooksack last season, and
vials of pin-head gold wera brought out.
Here la a chance for investigating an al
most virgin field.
The oldest cold district In the county la
on Ruby creak and tributaries, which
were discovered almost fifteen years ago.
Thousands of dollars were taken out, but
difficulties and danger of access led to its
abandonment, hut a few hardy men still
worked on. They finally awakened inter
est. until now, in the same district, many
men have claims, much work ha* been
done and new developments will he made
this year. Nuggets weighing were
brought out last fall. The center of this
district is about twenty-five miles east ">f
the rich finds of August, in the Mount
Baker district. A savage mountain i r ngu,
glaciers, wild canyons and the Skagit nver
lie between a country that it will take
many years to prospect thoroughly.
Iron underlies a tract of several miles
between Lynden and Custer, but it is not
worked as yet. Coal underlies ail the
western part of the county, only one vein
being worked at present, the Blue Canyon.
The coal has been used very successfully
for commercial and domestic purposes.
In concluding his article, Mr. Donovan
"Wealth is hidden In the earth of Alas
ka, to be won at great cost of health and
even life. So it is hidden here at home,
where nature in her wildest moods may
be found in two days' march."
Edward Fischer. In the article "Details,
Facts and Figures," enters into the de
tails with mathematical reasoning. In*the
early part of iast June Messrs. Post, Lam
bert and Van Vaikenburg traced a prom
ising lead in a somewhat perilous Journey
and were rewarded by the discovery of a
large ledge of quart* staring them in the
face of the side of a large mountain. Af
te.r they located some of the promising
claims, they returned to Sumas and made
their discoveries known and then came
the rush. Most of the prospectors made
locations in the vicinity of the big find.
As a fact, moat of the mines thereabouts
consist of copper ore containing: both gold
and silver in good quantities. The most
valuable placer grounds will be on the
orher aide of Ruth creek on Sllicla creek,
where the free gold Is found. It is claimed
that placer ground la also found on Baker
river. In the lower foothills near Sumas
there has for some years laid dormant a
large quartz ledge. Early last year it
was located and a small prospect of cop
rer gave an of $4.50 In gold and -*0
per cent, in copper. A tunnel was driven
in twenty feet and the paystreak was
twenty-two leches. A cross-cut tunnel
lower down passes through this streak
and another small body of ore has been
encountered. There is no doubt that a
great mine exUts, but it will take time
and money to find this out.
The little pamphlet ends up with Some
practical reasons why prospectors for the
Mount Baker district should outfit in the
Rellingham bay cities and gives a short
description of the two cities on the bay.
the centers of the Mount Baker gold
The rranhrrrjr Trade.
Hartford Post.
Cranberries are not injured by freezing
arid so it !s an easy matter to ship them In
cold weather. They are of:en sent as fir
as Manitoba In ordinary opsn box car*
When they arrive they are frozen into
solid blocks of ice. The sides of the cas> s
are knocked off and the berries are ex
posed in a f .lid mass, I'.ke cakes cf ice.
except that thev ar» m-x-h mor» beautiful
from their rb h red color. They are chop
p< 1 off era -tly lik* ice. ard the citizen of
Winnipeg is so accustomed to buying his
cranberries en bloc that he doesn't mind
In the least, though an Easterner would
probably object to taking them In thit
wiy, thinking, in his prejudiced mind, that
the berries are spoiled.
To tlnllven the Hint; of Reiita.
Ft. James' Haze'te.
The captain of the steamer Bakana
■which has J jst reached Liverpool fr m •>•<»
west coast ot Africa, report a that he took
frc-m Forcados to Old Calabar two w
of th* kirg of B?nln, to relieve the monot
ony of his majesty's exile !n the British
\\»lK\ PAI'A WAH A lIOV.
"When ra-»a wss a lift!* »»oy
IYft'i really couldn't find
In ail the state of Washington
A child so quL-k to mind.
H.s motaer r.ever i init one*
i And pa was always there:
| H ■ nev-r mad* tr>» t>niy cry,
j Or pulled his eistefn hair.'
"It* never slid down
Or msde *he slishte*' ro:*e;
And never In hisi hfe wi« known
To frht with o*-.er bevt>.
He s ways hard'at school
And *ot hi# ieseona right;
A-1 chopri"* w- d a - 1 mi'k'.rsr cow*
Were para's chief delight.
j "Ke always rose at t'.x o'clock
And went to be ' at eirht.
A-.d never Uy abed 'll nooa
And never sat up late.
He In »v I Fr«-««h snd Gre»k
Wh-n he t#n v*ar* -id.
And kn- w th*> fi-ar. : sti pr.abet
As boor as he wis toll
»<H* r- ver sr i wi:«o he had
To jo t «• : ;<g . ,r- a
And ne'er tr. all i
1 To snut the eta !* doors.
lie • r.fv.-f • -.'V— ,» . f p^r
!' -.is '■* irk was d»r,e.
*'»• '. ' * : . r 'v - 7 '* l of day
I. :ita th-? set of suis.
-if., r.ever scraped h's muddy shot*
I ; if> tt e ;»ar.or Boor
Ard i.»v«r -vv r r. d k his ai*.
And never bar*td the d->or.
i B-t :r-»ly I cot: id never e«« "
i riaid little I>ick Malioy.
i "" h " /j oo ' 4 o-rvtr do thaw thir rs.
And really fee a boy." "
' -Oeogp#'*' 'ai^ga.
| Why Pay More, j
;l When These Prices 1
I Will Buy Them? »
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\ • G*e& tan. Jtray and mode colored fndressed Kid Gloves. *y. p*j r> J,'
• Ladies' :-c?asp and 4-button Kid Gloves. all colors, also ChlMrta'i •>'
> • Gloves, now 90c pair.
( 2 Ladles' All-Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs, 5c each. •<
• Ladies' pretty embroidered Swi»» Handkerchiefs, 10c each. •*
? Cubes of Pins. 1!» Pins, large black heads. <»c\ $c each. *!,
• Ladies* Muslin Drawers, tucks and ruffle, 21c each. J,
A 9 Ladies' Muslin Corset Covers, embroidery <d£e, Ho each. J
• Ladies' Mus.in Skirts, embroidery or hemstitched eambrio ruffle J,
each. J',
\ J Ladles' Flack Wool Hose, long. warm and stror*. ;«2-3o pair. .
• Boys' heavy black, ribbed Bicycle Hose, 13c pair. J v
\* Infanta' and Children's Mittens. 10c pair.
\ * Handsome plaid, all-wool Shirt WaMs, now JIW each. J
v , » 2T.c a yard Dotted Veiling:, now Juo a yard. J
• Novelty Neck Ribbons, stripe*, checks, plaids, etc., m •*
V • worth ."-0c to Co, now 3sc and 4;! c n yard. •
V# Ladiee' Purses, Combination Coin and Calling Card Cases, 10c •<
J Hair Pina, assorted siaes, 4c a box. M
J Ladies' and Children's first trade Side Hose Supporters, now 10c ptir.
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1 Baillargeon's SaleJ
Will Dispatch the Magnificently Equipped
U.SOO Tons Register)
.For DYEA 0119 SKAGUAY OS Follows:
February 25. March 11 and 25. April 8 and 22
And for DAWSON CITY and all Intermediate pointsoa the
Yukon River on May 15 and every JO days thereafter,
Connecting with the apeolally contracted atcru-wfceel IUUMN
K, L. Kent. 11. Knenon and W. K. Merwin, of the Colanhls Navt*
cation Co.. and the klranirr \\ . 11. K\ana, of the LIiWIS KLOXOIU
CO. For rates of uaasnae and freight and other Infuriaatloa apply
nt the ottlce of the eoiuiinny. >ll"l'l AL LIFK UIILUIStt, corass (|
Yealer nny and First avenue.
Will alternate, raukiug regular trips commencing
Cereals, Dried Fruits, Beans,
Flour, Feed, Hay and Smb.
Established in 1889.
Warehouses. Offices, ft til and Dock: Foot of Main and Jackson Sta.
OUTFITS OF EVERY description *
Not the cheapest, but only the very best goods
at very low prices.
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4 1425.1427.1423 tolil A and 115.117 PUS Sliesi
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