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oount on * proper from that city
to th* appHl.
The brokerage Am of Wortm A Co..
ot New York, ku voluntarily undertaken
to eolleet funds on the stock exchange.
The committee alma to collect at least
The first contribution In Washington
came from a clerk in the war department,
who contributed It from h|a aalary to
start the .Mat of contributions.
Oen. Corbln received a telegram from
Oen. R. A. Alger saying: "i aend COO for
tht Lawton fund."
ItaJ. Oen. Shatter at Ban FrancUcn
telegraphed that he will do everything
to hl« power to help Mrs. l^awton.
A telegram «>■ Veceived from C. H.
Hamilton, of Milwaukee, laying that the
cltlaena of that city authorlaed lilm to
offer 11.000 aa a nucleus of a fund for the
widow and family of Oen. Lawton.
Oen. Corbln received a telegram from a
gentleman in Pennsylvania, who does not
wish his name made public, contributing
fl.ooo to the Lawton fund.
Other contributions received thi» morn
ing are as follows:
Secretary John Hay, $100; Assistant Sec
retary H. C. Taylor. $100; Mrs. Addison
Porter, $100; McCoskey Brutt, of New
Turk, SIOO. -
The Rlgg* National bank, of thla dir.
haa been designated aa the depository of
the liawton fund.
lieut. Col. Clarence Edward*, who was
temporarily acting aa den. Lawton'a chief
ot itafT, has been Instructed by the secre
tary of war to aupertntend the tranaporta
tlon of Qen. Lawton's remain* and accom
pany them to thla country.
HO AtttiltaMt Of t lItMMM to Be
tittl After til* Fd»«r
--•1 at Mulla.
WASHINGTON, DM. H.-It mi saM »t
the war department that the vacancy In
the Hat of majors general of volunteera
caused by the death of Gen. Lawton will
not be fllled until after the funeral aerv-
Ices at Manila, prior to their transporta
tion to the United States. It ia said among
well-informed officers of the army hi thla
city that the appointment will go either to
Gen. John C. Bates, Gen. S. M. B. Young
or Gen. Lloyd Wheaton.
These officers hold the rank of brigadier
general of volunteers, and each has dis
tinguished himself in active military serv
loo * the Philippine Islands. It (a also
understood that Brig. Gen. A. R. Chaffee,
who has been chief of staff to Gfn.
Brooke, commanding the division of
Cuba, Is likely to be relieved of duty In
that division In a short time and given
an Important command In the army in
the Philippines.
Gem. Lawton held the office of Inspec
tor general, with the rank of colonel. In
the regular army. His death makes the
following promotions in that department:
Lieut. Col. Peter A Vroom to be colo
nel; Mai. Charles H. Heyl to be lieuten
ant colonel.
A vacancy la thus created In the list
of majors and Inspector generals, which
probably will be filled by transfer from
the line. ''
Usat. Anderson Will Join Bis Regi
ment There—Dr. Peek Appoint
ed Penalon Isrgeon mt Col tea.
Special Dispatch to the Post-Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-First Lieut.
Thomaa M. 'Anderson. Jr., Thirteenth In
fantry. ha» been relieved from duty as
aide-de-camp to his father. Brig. Gen.
Anderaon, and will leave on the transport
Sumner, from New York, to Join his regi
ment In the Philippines.
Commissary Sergeant J. Augustus Thll
man. now at Vancouver barracks, will be
dlioharged from the service by the com
manding officer there.
Dr. M. R. Peck was appointed-today pen
sion examining surgeon at Colvllle, Wash.
Ail members of the Washington delega
tion will remain In the city during the
Accepts the Resignations of All of
Gen. Brooke's Advisers.
HAVANA, Dec. 21.—MaJ. Gen. Leonard
Wood formally took charge of the gov
ernor general's office at 9 o'clock this
morning. His first act was to accept the
resignations of the advisory cabinet of
Gen. Brooke. These officials, after con
sidering matters over night, had decid
ed to Insist upon retiring. Their decision
meets with public approval. Almost with
out exception they Tiave rendered them
selves particularly obnoxious to the Cu
The Lucha, contrasting Gen. Brooke's
with Gen. Wood's advent, says:
- en * Brooke's proclamation was \in
fortunate, as It contained errors. Oen.
Wood, although promising nothing,
speaks volumes by his quiet, democratic
manner of taking charge of affairs. He
has captivated everyone."
Transports Arrive at Manila.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—Gen. Otis has
notified the war department that the
transports Senator and Ben Mohr arrived
at Manila today with the Forty-fifth in
fantry and two batteries of the Sixth ar
tillery. No casualties.
l'artr of Hollanders Leave Hen
York En Itonte to South Africa.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.—1n the steerage
of the French liner L'Aqultalne, which
sallotl for Havre today, there were twen
ty-five stalwart men. who, It Is supposed,
are going to enlist In the Boer army.
The men came to the pier in a body un
der the evident leadership of one man and
all were noncommittal as to their plans.
Most of tho men appeared to be Holland
DIAMOND Studs, Rings, Lockets,
Brooches, Scarf Pins, Ear Drops, etc. Re
member your price Is ours, If not below
wholesale, today and tomorrow. W. W.
Houghton, 704 First avenue.
BUY your holiday perfumes, at Barring
ton's drug store.
OPAL rings and pins In great variety
W. H. Flnck, Jeweler, 816 Second avenui."
PERFUME atomizers. Smith & Ken
OPEN tonight, Z. C. Miles Co 7
fiNE Things
Jewelers. 703 Scceid AT.
0«f Store Wfll Remain
Open Until 10 P. M.
Tonight and Saturday.
W« thktt not it open Chrtstmu
• ' •
tlMir Ftnt Amoa
Continued' from Pag* One.
the unfounded statements that »he la In
111 health and perpetually weeping.
Kitchener's Train Derailed.
CAIRO, Deo. 9.—The train conveying
Qen. Lord Kltcheher, now on hla way
from the Soudan to South Africa, via thla
city, was derailed north of Luxor. Hap
pily, It only retarded the general's arrival
Robert* Visits the prince.
LONDON, Dec. JL—Gen. Roberta bade
farewell to the Prince of Wales at Marl
borough house today. Roberts' staff In
cludes Ma}. Gen. Pretyman and Viscount
Downe, besides his present staff.
Boers' Disregard of Flags of Trace.
LONDON. Dec. 21.—The war office here
received' the following from Gen. Forestler-
Walker, British - commander:
"Capetown, Dec. 20.
"Methuan wires that he ha* received
a rude reply from Gen. Cronje re
specting hi* representations as to
Lieut. Chandos-Palgell, saying this of
ficer Is regarded as a spy. Gen. Cronje
also states he will hold no further com
munication with Methuen."
On December IB the British war office
received the following, dated December 17,
from Foreatler-Walker:
"Methuen reports that Lieut. Chandos-
Palgell was taken prisoner laat Thursday
evening while meeting a flag of truce. He
waved his handkerchief in response, and
was unarmed."
Calag British anna.
that the guns lost by the British were not
captured by' the Boers. Had the story
been true, Gen. Buller must have referred
to it. Sir Redvers' artillery cannot now
muster mMCh more than thirty guna, while
the captured British weapons have, no
doubt, been mounted In the Boer lines and
can be used, since the ammunition wagons
seem to have been lost with them.
Lslrssiltk Welt Supplied.
LONDON, Dec. 22.—The Dally Mail «ays:
"We understand that news has arrived
from Gen. White that Ladysmtth Is well
supplied with food and ammunition, and
can hold out longer than has been esti
Am Outspoken Sentiment Amssf the
French-Canadians. '
NEW TORK, Dec. 22.—A special to the
World from Ottawa says:
The outspoken sympathy among French-
Canadians for the Dutch people of feuth
Africa In their present struggle (or lib
erty and independence Is not confined to
the leading men of the Liberal party of
Of the prominent French Conservatives
known to be Boer sympathisers the most
recent to publicly declare himself Is tho
famous orator and politician, Charles
Thebault, of Waterloo, Quebec. Speak
ing last night at a Joint political meeting
he said:
"The war against the. Boers Is a crim
inal war, and I warn Canadians against
giving any support to Britain.
"I blame Lnurier strongly for support
ing England In this unjust war against
a small but brave people like the Boers,
who are fighting with magnificent cour
age and patriotism for the freedom of
their country and In defense of their
"This war against the Transvaal Is an
act of brigandage. It Is a war disloyal
and shameful for England and shameful
for humanity, which suffers It without
Thebault Is called Sir Charles Tupper's
political lieutenant In Quebec province,
and his speech has created consternation
among the. Conservatives, who claim to
be the loyalists In Canada.
England Charters a Cnnftrdcr.
LIVERPOOL Dec. 21,-The Cunard
steamer Umbria. which arrived here De
cember 19 from New York, has been char
tered b" the British govenment for use as
a troop ship.
Maine Congressman Haa an Attack
of Convention of the Drain
While In Boston.
BOSTON. Dec. 22.—Congressman C. A.
Boutelle, of Maine, who Is at Young's ho
tel, has heen taken seriously 111.
Every effort was made to keep the news
of the congressman's illness quiet. A bul-
lettn given out this morning states that
Congressman Boutelle was suffering from
congestion of the brain, Induced by a se
vere attack of Indigestion. It was the
opinion of the physicians that tho malady
is only temporary.
Col. llotirdman Dead.
FOND DTI I.AC, Wis.. Dec. 21.—C01.
Napoleon Boardman died at Ills residence
this afternoon. He was 76 years old and
a resident of this city since 1562.
Ex-Senator Bradbury 111.
AUGUSTA. Me Dec. 21,-Ex-UnltPd
States Senator Bradbury is dangerously 111.
He is not expected to recover.
ALL glasses we sell for hoildav gift!
will be fitted free afterwards. H. Clav
Everaole, 720 First avenut.
Kloqaeat OMrllsa lossti the
Chord of Patrlotlam—Eaelalms
Against Withdrawal of Troops
Vatll the Islands Are Pacified.
BUFFALO. N. V., Deo. tl.'-Clark How
ell, of Atlanta, who, with several friends
from that city, arrived here last even
ing as the guest of the Independent Club,
today visited the site of the exhibition
and inspected the service building which
has Just been completed and Inspected
the othei\work In progress.
Tonight Mr. Howell was the guest ol
honor at the monthly dinner of the in
dependent Club and delivered an address.
In part as follows:
" 'There ii the East; there la India.'
"Bo apbke Thomas 11. Umiton In con
cluding one of tho miftt memorable and
prophetic addresses ever delivered In the
United Btate* senate, at a time, just
half a century ago. when a realisation
of the magnificent opportunities of the
great West had rtrst dawned upon the
nation, riveting the attention of tlie whole
country upon its possibilities and Illumin
ing the sphere of Its commercial hopo
with suggestions of resources surpassing
the wealth of uolconda, arid of riches be
yond the dream of avarice.
"Like the meteor which lights the heav
ens for a moment arid then fades into
obscurity, the words of the great com
moner flashed upon the public mlrd as
an Inspiration; the building of the trans
continental line which would connect the
Atlantic *lth the I'aclTlc was accepted
as an assured undertaking by the gov
ernment, and what Denton described as
the culmination of 'the grand design
>t Columbus to put Europe and Asia
nto communication through the heart
>f our country' was regarded as a cer
aln development In the scheme of the
westward extension of our commercial
• •••••
There Were False Prophets.
"Since the organisation of the thirteen
original states each generation has pro
duced some misguided citiaens who. blind
to the benefits offered by extension of
national domain, sought In vain to thwart
the march of commercial progress and
check the current of a nation's destiny.
Even prior to the birth of our republic the
great Frederick characterised as absurd
the Idea of maintaining an Independent
form of government covering so vast a
domain as that embraced oetween Maine
and Georgia. Every extension of our bor
der line was met by similar argument, and
when the Oregon country was under dis
cussion In the forties, a senator, with be
coming seriousness, declared that no such
remote land could ever be Incorporated
and held as an Integral part of the United
States; that It would require ten months
out of every twelve for Its representatives
In oongress to go to and from the national
capital, and that the contemplated annex
ation would prove a topheavy construction,
which would weaken and crush the tender
foundation of the national fabric.
"But one by one new states were molded
from new territory, and the republic, built
on the hearts of the people, strengthened
In proportion to It* growth. When the last
link was riveted In the chain of states
binding the Atlantic and the Pacific, tho
once struggling republic, fresh 1n the vigor
of Its youth, and brave In the strength of
all Its members, stood before the nations
of the earth a model government founded
on the rights of all Its people, secure In
the bond of their loyalty, and permanent
m the promise af their posterity.
• •••••
Remove the Firebrand First.
"In the Philippines 65,000 American sol
diers today are standing In the trenches
against the onslaught on our national au
thority. It is needless now to recount
the whys and the wherefores of this at
tack. There Is room for patriotic differ
ence on expansion of our boundary Mnef
and the sulmequent control of territory
thus acquired. But It should be enough for
any American cltlien, whatever may lie
hi* political opinion, to know that our
boys are being killed, our flag is being as
sailed, and our authority Is being defied.
• «•••••«
"It seems to me there Is one proposition,
however, which should commend Itself to
the Judgment of everyone who applies the
proper standard to his country's duty, ami
who cannot look with Indifference upon
assault upon Its flag, from whomsoever It
may come, and whatever may be the con
ditions prompting such attack. These wlio
regard the Islands as an undesirable and
a burdensome asset should be accorded full
sincerity of motive and honesty of purpose
In the expression of their opinion; but In
the present state of affairs they should Join
none the less heartily In the patriotic ef
fort of those who hold a contrary view
to sustain the government In Its declared
policy of removing the firebrand from the
hand of the revolutionist before treating
with him concerning his future state.
• ••••»••
Effect of Withdrawal.
"Picture in your Imagination the effect
of the Immediate withdrawal of the strong
arm of the American people from the
Philippines and the establishment out of
existing condlnons of a government
which would have none other than the.
tribal responsibility on which It would
rest! Where would government end and
anarchy begin? How long would It be
before tribal strife and selfish faction
would burst Into the fierce fury of mad
dened riot and lay violent hands upon the
foundation of civilization and progress
which has been firmly planted on the Isl
ands, and wl;lch, under the guiding hand
of American direction, will lead their peo
ple Into the broad path of peace and
The Practical Side.
"This brings me to a very practical fea
ture of the Philippine questton. The In
dustrial development of no section of the
country has been more marked during
the last few years than In the South,
where the staple cotton was once king,
but where the manufactured cotton prod
uct now divides the scepter. Until a few
years ago the South grew the cotton for
tho world, nnd the raw product was man
ufactured elsewhere. Until this season
Liverpool, with Iron nnd relentless hand,
has fixed the price of cotton for the
Southern producer, who has submitted. In
humiliation and despair, and too often In
poverty and want. But conditions havo
changed. For the first time the cotton
grower this season has been enabled to
defy the autocratic regulations of foreign
manipulators, and the price of the staple
has been fixed, not abroad, but on the
field where It Is grown. The Southern
cotton mills, dotting the hillsides and tha
valleys, at the very doors or the farm
houses, have offered a market which, In
South Carolina alone, has taken three
fourths of the raw product of that state,
and which, in other states, has increased
local consumption In like proportion.
''A 10,000,000-bale crop of cotton at only
8 cents a pound means 5300,000.000 In cash
for the raw material; and this year the
farmer who got less than 7 cents for his
cotton had only himself to blame for sell
ing It too early. Ten million bales of cot
ton In the manufactured state means a
cash equivalent of from $1,500,000.00.)
to 12.000,000.000. We have not yet
reached the point where even a larger per
cent, of the crop Is manufactured In the
vicinity of the cotton field; but with the
phenomenal development .of Asiatic de
mand for cotton goods, and the steadily
Increasing facilities of the South to sup
ply it. we can reasonably expect an out
come which, at no distant day, will fall but
little short of the weaving by the factor
ies of our country of pract!cJlly the total
output of American bales; and, figuring
only upon the Increased demand sufficient
to Justify a modest wardrobe of net more
than one cotton suit to each Filipino, we
have !n this Item alone u return which
would very soon meet the cash cost of the
islands, and In addition an Investment of
incalculable wealth to the cotton industry
of our country.
. • • • • •
Vision of the Republic.
"After a while It will all be over. Teaoe
will bo won, and then our rea' work will
begin. The school teacher will supplant the
soldier, and the caravans of commerce will
be substituted for tb« caissons of artillery;
HllHni Drive.
Seattle'* flneat resldenoe afreet;
unobstructed view of city, mount
ain* and Sound.
For Sale by
11K Cllse Investment ۥ.,
7 and 8 Boston 'Slock.
our mission will be understood, and our
efforts will not be hindered. Instead of
our arsenals, our manufactories will sup
&ly the tonnage that will mako the broad
osom of the Pacific heave In the welcome
embrace of our extended commerce.
And when this Is done, when our mis
sion shall have been fulfilled, when peace
reljfns and law and order are established,
when the 'sword shall be beat Into the
plowshare' and the rays of the tropical
sun shall klsa the fertile fields of tho
Philippines smiling! In tho plentttude of
uhundant harvests; and the homes of
their people shall be merry With the music
of contentment—may we not wonder, hat
In hand. In humble acknowledgment of
divine Providence, which 'doeth all thing*
well,' If the immortal Grady wa* Inspired
when he said: 'I catch the vision of the
republic—lts mighty force* In balance, and
Its unspeakable glory falling on all of it*
children—working out It* minion under
Qod'» approving eye, until the dark conti
nent* are opened, and the highways of the
earth established, and the shadows lifted,
and the Jargon of the nation* stilled, and
the perplexities of the Babel straightened
—and under one language, one liberty and
one Ood, all the nations of the world,
harkenlng to the American drumbeat and
frirdlng up their loins, shall march amid
the breaking of the millennial dawn into
the path* of righteousness and of peace.' "
Kentucky Democratic Committee Is
sues nn Address on the Re
cent Election.
FRANKFORT, Ky„ Dec. 21.-Th« ad
dress to the Democracy of the state, In
dorsing the contest Instituted by Ooebel
and other candidates of the defeated Dem
ocratic ticket, and giving the reasons there
fore, was Issued tonight. It Is signed by
Former Senator Hlackburn, chairman of
the state campaign committee; Chairman
Young, of the state central and executive
committees, and all of the members of
other committees. It Is, In part, as fol
"Tho state board of election commis
sioners, at Its recent session, Issued certifi
cates of election to all of the Republican
candidates for state officers, but the board
expressly declared In the opinion that'll
rendered that It acted simply as a canvass
ing board, without power or authority, as
•It construed the law, to Inquire into the
legality or validity of any contested votes.
The board expressed the opinion that If
clothed with the authority to go behind the
returns and determine the mattera In con
nection, the certlilcates would not have
been Issued to the parties who received
"We feel that Iri the light of the actlor.
of this board the Democratic party cannot
do less than to carry Its contention to the
tribunals created by law for Its determina
tion. The. cttounds upon which this con
test Is based consist of the protest against
the use of tissue ballots In many of the
overwhelmingly Republican counties of th »
state. Tlia use of these ballots Is not only
In violation of the letter of the law, but Its
In utter and open defiance of the spirit of
the law, and the use of these ballots fur
nishes not only prima facie but also con
clusive evidence of purpose of fraud.
"Another ground of contest is beoause
of the plain violation of and defiance of
the law of the Republican governor of the
state who, whilst aotlvely engaged In the
making of stump speeches and the prose
cution of a partisan political canvass, or
dered out the mllltla and, In violation of
both law and precedent; assumed persons.!
command of the troops In the metropolis
of the state, parading the streets of Louis
ville on the day of the election with hl»
soldiers and Galling guns. Invading the
voting booths ana forcing Into them,
against the protest of the lawful elec
tion officials, pretended Inspectors and
challengers who, the highest court of the
state has decided, had no lawful right to be
"The Issuance of the certlilcates of
election, to the Republican candidate-! Is
contested upon the further ground that
a Federal and also a state Judge, without
warrant of law and In defiance of every
prompting of fair dealing and decency, In
terfered with the holding of the state elec
tion, the one by menacing charges to a
grand Jury and by the employment of dep
uty United States marshals, and the other
by issuing every mandamus and Injunction
asked for by the Republican party, which
latter Judicial acts have been declared by
the supreme Judicial tribunal of the state
to have been unlawful,
"Another ground Is the use In the Inter
est of the Republican party of an Im
mense corruption fund, contributed by the
most powerful corporation of the common
wealth, whereby many thousands of votes
were bought against the Democratic party
and its candidates, because that party, In
the platform adopted in Its state conven
tion, dared to advocate measures of relief
demanded by the people of the common
Say* Only llrrao'i Name Will Be
Presented for the Demo
cratic Nomination.
■CHICAGO, Dec. 21.—Senator James K.
Jones, chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee, looked Into party affairs
at headquarters In the Unity building to
day. He assured everybody that the pros
pects for Democratic success next year
arc brighter than they were In 1896. He
paid only VV. J. Bryan would bo mentioned
as a candidate for president in the con
vention. The senator denied a story, sert
out from Washington, that he had repud
iated the system of collecting money for a
campaign fund and had discharged Rich
ard S. Slater, one of the collectors.
"The system of collecting money," he
continued, "wan inaugurated by me. It has
been a success and l» worthy of the "up
port of nil Democrats.
"No doubt the convention will reaffirm
the Chicago platform. It will declare
against imperialism and in favor of regu
lating trusts. I think, too. It will con
demn the efforts, which have becomq too
common, to control elections by the use
of money. In my opinion the passage of
the bill establishing the gold standard will
benefit UM wonderfully."
Regarding the currency bill Senator
Jones said:
"I think the adoption of a gold stand
ard bill, by the present congress, will have
an enormous efTect In shaping the money
Issue It Is a declaration on the part of the
Republican party for which it will have
to answer A gold bill, if adopted by the
Henate and there is no doubt in my mind
that th* present bill substantially Witt he
accepted by'the senate, will forc< the Re
publicans to explain what is on Its face
a stroke of treason agalflst the pronounce
ment of the St. Louis platforn:."
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If It falls
to cure. E. W. drove's signature Is on
each bo*. Wc. ,
STEAMER Greyhound, change of time,
winter schedule.
Starting Monday, December 11. the Grey
hound will leave Seattle at 5:30 a. m., 11
a. m. and 4:30 p. m.
Leave Evfrctt at 8 a. m, 2 p. m. and
6:45 p. m. Fare, 50c.
LiADIEB' fine opal and diamond
brooches, nearly at wholesale prlceH today
and Saturday at W. W. Houghton's, 704
First avenue.
A LI. spectacles we sell for holiday gifts
Sited after the holidays free. H. Clay Ever
aole. optician, 730 First avenue.
TINWARE. Z. C. Mile* Co., today.
Continued from Pag* On*.
Ing could be had, he believed the 1 shippers
and the carrier* might oome to a reason
able agreement upon the propoaed classi
fication, which prove satisfactory to
all concerned.
He was assured, after conversing with
several railroad representatives, thtt a re
adjustment of the proposed classifications
could be brought about, and that, there
fore. the complaints later to be considered
would be reduced to a minimum.
No I.tkelthofcd of Agreels*.
Mr. QUI, who was on the stand during
the morning session, did not approve of
Mr. Kelly's propo*ttion that the classifi
cation should not go Into effect until April
1, aa that would deprive the railroad* of
the added revenues for three months. He
asked for a 30-mlnute recess of the hear
ing In order that ne might consult the
'railroad men present as to the action they
should tak*.
The Whole Country Affected.
Mr. A. J. Van Landlngham, representing
the St. Ixiuls traffic bureau, said that the
question Interested not only the official
classification territory; but the entire
United State*
"Change* In we*tern classification have
already been made In line with those in the
official claudication," said he, "but they
are not so radical a* in tht* territory."
Mr. Van Landlngham believed that If an
apportionment of the rate, when the official
classification* would be effective, could be
arranged, the western lines would take
■lmllar action.
011 l Decline* to Give Detalla.
Mr. 011 l withdrew hla request for a re
ceM anil although protesting against what
he believed was the Irregularity of the
proceeding, again went on the witness
stand. He was questioned by several rep
resentatives of shippers, but In almost
every Instance declined to glvo detailed
replies. He declare that the Increased
r«tes would not. In his opinion, compensate
the rallroada for the Increased cost of
Coat of Rhlpplnur Petroleum.
Mr. F. 8. Monnett, attorney general of
Ohio, questioned Mr. 011 l as to the cost of
shipping petroleum, evidently endeavoring
to elicit from him some statements by the
railroads at the expense of the smaller
shippers. Mr. Monnett said that in less
than carload lots of petroleum, the pro
posed classification Inoreased the rate 2f19
per cent., depending on the distance. This,
he said, was a discrimination which would
break up the small shippers. Mr. Gill
explained that his committee had nothing
to do with the carloads In petroleum, and
that the changes In the classification of
le« than carload lots had been made by
the committee on a suggestion of J. F.
Tucker, chairman of the Central Freight
Association, of Chicago.
Another Railroad Statement.
Mr. Nathan Gilford, traffic manager of
the New York Central and Boston & Al
bany railroads, made a long statement to
the commission In the course of which he
said he did not care to defend the proposed
classifications because he realized there
might be Inconsistencies and mistakes In
them. He declared the readiness of the
railroads, however, to correct any lnequall
tlea or Injustices that might he found to
exist. He did not think the railroads
ought to be asked to lose three months'
revenues from the new classifications be
cause operating expenses and expenses of
maintenance were constantly Increasing.
He said that his company was now build
ing 10,000 cars, for which they would have
to pay nearly double the amount they for
merly paid for car construction. The In
creased cost to the railroads of transporta
tion made It absolutely necessary for them
to secure increased revenues. While tho
revenues of many railroads had Increased
from month to month, the net earnings had
not proportionately Increased because of
the heavy Increase In operating expenses
and In maintenance. When his Attention
was called to the statement of the earn
ings for the last quarter of the New York
Central, as compared with the correspond
ing quarter of one year ngo. showing an
Increase In this year of the net earnings,
he said the railroads had not felt yet, as
they would feel, the Increased cost of
operation and construction of plant.
Without reaching any conclusion the
hearing was adjourned until 9:80 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
Specitl 'Prices on Goqd Things for
Friday and Saturday^
.x. For 1-lb. cartons Clean-
Im t(9 ed Currants.
4 Q For 1-lb cartonß Seeded
I*J CIS Raisins.
|[S Lb. for English Wal-
Iv 119 nuts.
fleets Dozen for Navel Or
f 2ixtS ,jl> ' for Nuts -
IO m-ta 1 '>'■ for Extra Fancy
IO I>l9 Mixed Nuts.
25 cts For a ll>s ' Can^y '
sffl> Quart for Fresh Roast
wO ed Peanuts.
Of) ft* Lb. for Adams' Best
tMI 119 Java and Mocha Coffee.
EDEC 1 " lb Broken Taffy Can
■ Hlili dy free with 50c worth
Adams' Java Combination Coffee, at
28c lb.
Fancy Candles at lew Prices.
20 CtS ollre«'° r BU ' k Imported
fOX Bottle for Adams* Home
Irlo Made Catsup.
% lb. Broken Mixed Candy free with
1-lb can Adams' Best Baking
Powder, 25c.
10c bunch for Fresh, Crisp Celery.
13c for 1-lb. cartons Layer Figs: 2
for 25c.
15c to 25c lb. for Fancy Cheese.
25c for 3 packages Adams' Best
Condensed Mince Meat.
8c lb. for Bulk Mince Meat.
Best Mocha and Java Coffee will
help out your Christmas dinner.
thing you need, at lowest cash
9A Stcwl AVWHM.
BatwMa YMler art Jsns.
Telephone, Main 482.
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Sectad aad UadlMa sweiter*
« Stmts. 4 -—4 v
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lo the Little Folks.
Santa CI gun will hold another reception In Newhall's store 7
this morning from 9 until 10 o'clock. He received an
other shipment of dellclou. candy last nlfrht by ltfht
nlnic express, which h« will dlatrlbute free of charge to the little
boy* and glrlf of Seattle during hit reception hour. He gee*
to Tacoma for the afternoon, but will be back In Newhall'e store
again this evening at 7:10. He ride. away on a sunbeam tamor-j
row morning, and if the little boye and girl. will be awake earlyr
tomorrow morning and watch the lunbeami they may eee Mm
go, an the sunbeam. in Seattle are likely to bo few In number
tomorrow. ,
To the Grown-Uo Folks
Of Every Sex, Denomination and Position.
i G. I. Souvenir Calendars for 1900 en;
s Sale Here. Plain Envelopes. •
: No Advertising Matter. •
• eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeel
We carry immense assortments in the fol
lowing lines at specially reduced prices today
and tomorrow:
Picture Books*
Fancy Boxes,
Toilet Articles,
Hair Ornaments,
Shopping Bafts,
Chatelaine Bafts,
Cloth Jackets,
Fine linens.
Side Combs,
Kid Gloves,
Silk Mufflers,
Infants' Goods,
Embroidery Materials,
, Fur Capes,
Sealskin Jackets,
Silk Petticoats,
All mall order* received in the morning will be filled anj
forwarded by return mail. Eipreasage paid on purchase* 61 W. i
In gbrlstmas goods. j
tntlne and SWD Magi
1162 American Steel & Wire (o. ra^!3"*l
Wire Rape, Electrical Win, Shaftlaft, I
Chains, Plates, Hsk Nettlai, Etc., Iran, Steel and Caw»f W>» j
DAINTS Oils. Varnishes and Brushes
I i f ft Co.'i Celebrated Mixed faint*. Window
J[ ™Plate*, Glased Sa*he* aud Doom, BuildiSg WP|HB
f Telephone. Hod 321. (J-M OltatffcJJftfci
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Depends directly on the kind of
Cameru. \Va show all the good
kinds of Cameras here, especially
those which are easy to manipulate
and simple.
WaiUigtoß Dental «
Pk»to(raphle Supply Co.,
SU COLUMBIA ST., Opp. Old Pea taffies.
Black Wool Dress
Fine Blankets,
Bed Spreads,
Silk Hosiery, -fif|
Cashmere Hosiery-
Silk Waists,
Suit Patterns*
Black Silks,
Satins for Fancy Wtffc
Table Covers,
Table Sets,
Down Comforts, |
Battenberft linens,
Corsets, .
Silk Underwear, I
Ice Wool Shawls,
Cashmere Underway
Bootees, j
Men's Neckwear,
Men's Underwear*
Umbrellas* * \m
Gllmai J
Lump Coal j

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