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VOLUME XXXIV.—NUMBER 43.
WASHINGTON STANDARD azzzz Z"Z7 ?2BAT Z7S;::K; 3T JOHN MILLER MURPHY, Editor and Proprietor. *ub«cr(ptlon Kate* In ad vain $2 00 ii not paid strictly in ad vance 2 5C six months, in advance 1 00 AdvrriUlnif Kates One square dneli) per year sl2 00 per quarter 4 00 One square,one insertion 1 00 " 44 auKsequeiit insertions.. 50 Advertising, four squares or upward l»v the year, at liberal rates. Legal notices will i*» charged to the at torney or oflicer authorizing their inser tion Advertisement sent from a distance and transient notices must lie accompan i id by the cash. Announcements of marriages, births and deaths inserted free. obituary notices, resolutions of respect and oilier articles which do not possess a general interest will lie inserted at one half the rates for business advertisements n yA • jm _ gitsintss Cards. Capital National Bank, OF OLYMPIA, WASH. Capital, ... £IOO,OOO. Surplun, Sir,,ooo. President C. J. LORD Vice President N. H. OWINGS Cashier . W. J. FOSTER DIRECTORS. F. R. Brown, I.ouis Ihttman, Itobt. Frost. N. li Owinj;s, O. C. While, Geo. A. Barnes, C. J. Lord. Tfansacts a general banking buainesa. For gn and domestic exchange bought and aold. lelegiaphic transfers made on allpriuclpal cit ies. Collections a specialty. Olympia. Jail 1, lh#4. PATRONIZE THE ACME DRUC STORE, EMPORIUM Or DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, Patent and Proprietary Medicines. Druggists' Sundries and Stationery THE MOTTO Of THIS HOUSE. ATTENTION AND INTEGRITY," Aaanrea you aatlafacUon. Special preparation, bare been made for com r pounding preauriptiona. MARK A ROSS, Proprietor,. FRED W. CARLTON, JEWELER AND OPTICIAN SILVERWARE WATCHES, CLOCKS and JBWM iRY. All kind, of repairing done and warranted. All article, bought engraved upon. Eyes Tested Kree of Chargl. MflllTFn A re P re * e "* mtlT * for our llnil I CUI family Trnnrjr, the great est book ever ottered to the public. A Christina* Present for both old and young. Our coupon system, which we use in selling this great work, enables each pur chaser to get the book PKKK, SO every one purchases. For his tirst week's work one agent's profit is <168.00. Another <136. A lady has just cleared <l2O for her tirst week's work. Write for particulars, and if you can be gin at once send <I.OO for outtit. We give you exclusive territory, and pay large couimissions on the sales of sub-agents. Write at once for the agency for your county. Address all communications to RJtNO, McNALLY * COi, Chicago. R. KINCAID, M. D.. Graduate of Queen'i University, and late Senior Surgeon af the Nicholl's Hospital, Onta 10, Canada. PHYSICIAN, SURGEON AND ACCOUCHEUR orncE. I ROOMS AND - - WILLIAMS BLOOKI k Olvmsla. March 29. 1894. HARNED & BATES. UNDERTAKERS AND Funeral Directors. Especial attention Given to Embalming for Shipment. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. West Fourth Bt. Telephone No. 7 Ulvmpia. Feb. 5.1894. O. 8. a. HENRY, tJ S. DEPUTT_SURVEYOR aesidenre i Mith Street, Swan's Addi tion to Olympia, Wash. SURVEYING of all kinds promptly ab tended to. The re-esUbl ishing of old Government lines a specialty. Townsites surveyed and platted. Railroads located, and levels run for drains, Lands exam ined and character reported. Olviupia. April 18.1894. J. C. BATHBUN, Attorney at Law and Justice of the Peace IW Fourth St., Bowreou M«l» «»4 Waahlngan. CHOICE RESIDENCE LOTS FOR SALE. March J, 18#4. " WESTSIDE MILL CO., Manufacturer of Ecugh and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Door*. Nail*. Cement, Lime, Lathi, Miiuglca, Pickets, etc Estimate* Furnished on Mill Wor* of ill Kinds City Office—Fourth afreet bridge; No. 11. Mill-West Olymi.ia; telephone No. 5. THE BIVOUAC MONTESANO, WASH. J as. A. Kelly, Pro* The beat of wiuci, liquora aud |cig»ra Cou ataully ou liaud. Mluslnnqton Jsftanbatli. The origin of the bird, according to Mr. Swan, aa given by the Chehalia and Chinook Indians is aa follows: ' Ages ago an old man named Too-lux, or the south wind, while traveling north, met an old woman named Quoots-hooi, who was an ogress, or giantess. He asked her for food, when she gave him a net, Jelling him she had nothing to eat, and he must go and try to catch some iish. He ac cordingly dragged the net and suc ceeded in catching the grampus, or as the Indians called it, a little whale. This he was about to cut with his knife when the old woman cried out to him to take a sharp shell and not to cut the fish crossways, but split it dowu the back. Without giving heed to what she said he cut the fish across the side and was about to take off a piece of blubber, but the fish immed iately changed into an immense bird, that when flying completely obscured the sun, and the noise made by its wings shook the earth.' They also add that this thunder bird flew to the north and lit on the top of the Saddle back mountain near the Columbia river, where it laid a nest full of eggs. It was followed by the giantess, who found the eggs; whereupon she began to break and eat them, and from these mankind, or at least the Che halis and Chinook tribes, were pro duced. The thunder bird, called Hahness by these Indians, came back and finding its nest destroyed went to Toolux, the south wind, for redress, but neither of them could ever find the ogress, although they regularly went north every year. As to the cause of thunder among these tribes, Mr. Swan says that when a young girl reaches womanhood she has to go through a process of purifi cation which lasts a month. Among other customs at this time, if there is a southwest wind, with signs of rain, she must on no acconnt go out of doors, else the southwest wind is so offended that he will send the thunder bird, who then by shaking his wings causes the thunder, and from whose eyes go forth the flashes of lightning. As far as Mr. Bwan knew, every thunder etorm which ocpared while he lived at Shoalwater Bay, three years was attributed by the Indians to this cause—that is, to some girl disobeying this law. The Indians are very superstitious in regard to this bird, believing that if they possess any feather, bone, or other part of it, or bone of the light ning fish, it will be of supernatural advantage to them. A Makah, who had been very sick, reduced to a skele ton, and it was believed could not re cover, yet he managed to crawl one day, says Mr. Swan, to a brook near by, and while there he heard a rust ling which so frightened him that he covered his face with his blanket. Peeping out he saw a raven near him, apparently trying to throw up some thing, and, according to the Indian, it did throw up a piece of bone about three inches long. The Indian se cured this, believing it to be the bone of the thunder bird, and he was told by the Indian doctors that it was a medicine sent to him by his Tamah nous, or guardian spirit, to cure him. It was a fact that he did recover very quickly, perhaps through the effect of his imagining it to be such a bone and a strong medicine. On one occasion, at a display of fire works in Port Townsend, a number of rockets bursting showed fiery serpents. These the Indians believed belonged to the thunder bird, and offered large sums for pieces of the animal. They THE THUNDER BIRD. ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL INDIAN SUPERSTITIONS. file Cause* of Storms According to Aboriginal .xiytholng} —II* Origin According taJamraC. Sunn, ail Authority on Much .flatter*. The Rev. Myron Eells, who for a score of years has been a missionary among the Indians of Puget Sound, has made investigations into the myths and traditions of the people among whom he has labored, and has stored up many an interesting story of the thunder bird superstition. He says: " The general idea among the In dians is that thunder is caused by an immense bird, whose size darkens the heavens, whose body is the thunder cloud, the flapping of whose wings causes the thunder, aud the bolts of tire, which it sends out of its mouth to kill the whale for its food, are the lightning. The Makahs and some other tribes, however, invest the ani mal with a two-fold character, human and hird-like. According to them the being is supposed to be a gigantic Indian named in the dialects of the various coast tribes Kakaitch, T'hlu kluts, and Tu tutsh, the latter being the Nootkan name. He lives in the highest mountains and his food con sists of whales. When he wants food he puts on a great garment, which is made of a bird's head, a pair of very large wings, and a feather covering for his body, and around his waist he ties the lightning fish, which slightly resembles the sea horse. This animal has a head as sharp as a knife, aud when he sees a whale he darts the lightning fish into his body, which he then seizes and carries to his home. Occasionally, however, he strikes a tree and more seldom a man. told Mr. Swan they would give two hundred dollars ior a backbone of one. A Quiniault Indian once professed to have obtained a feather of one of these birds. He said he saw one of them light, and, creeping up softly, tied a buckskin string to one of its feathers and fastened the other end to a stump. When the bird Hew away it left the feather, which was 40 fathoms long. No other Indian saw it, for tie was careful to keep it hid, but the possession of it was not questioned by the rest, as he was very successful in catching sea otter. According to the Makahs, one of the principal homes of the bird is on a mountain back of Clyoquot, on Vancouver Is land, where there is a lake, and around it the Indians say are many bones of whales which the bird has killed. Situ.* that are Uaugeroui. New York letter Animal foods are not generally con ductive to good color or a fine com plexion. Milk, eggs, butter and cheese are exceptions. Meat once a day is a sufficiency for all children, and for all women who prefer the spiritual to the sensual type of beauty. The school of vegetarians may not be famous for its Venuses and Apollos, but it is not a larger con tributer to the freak for museums. Many meats are positively danger ous. For instance, only giant consti tutions have the muscular ability to digest fresh pork. Undigested it is a fruitful source of dyspepsia, tubercu losis, scrofula, gastric fever, nervous ness, and, in fact, all the diseases re sulting from inflammation of the gas tric system. Fresh pork is not a safe food for any woman to eat unless she runs a ranch, a steamboat, a farm or is engaged in some equally active pur suit necessitating outdoor life and muscular exertion. Even ham aud bacon of the choicest " cure" need the purification of fire. Veal is another bad meat unless cooked to shreds, aud rare mutton is under suspicion. While beef is the most nutritious of meats properly served, it is often so badly served as to uselessly tax the digestive organs. Much o.* the hash is no better than stewed brown paper, and the fried steak and corned beef of the average home diuner would do the consumer far more good in the gar bage box. Foods that fill the stomach and foods that feed or nourish it are not the same. The value of the meat is in the juice, and nothing else counts. That is why the trained nursery maids who get SBO a month to keep infant heirs of complicated estates from dying, and so annulling legal docu ments, never allow the tots to swallow a morsel of coarse meat, as beef and mutton are called. There is more nu triment in a piece of broiled steak the size of a spool of thread than in a five pound piece of pickled and smoked beef. Pawar Development at Niagara, Popular Science Moutbly. The total fall between Lakes Erie and Ontario is 329 feet, and is made up as follows: From Lake Erie to the head of the falls, 70 feet; the falls, 161 feet; and below to Lake Ontario, 98 feet. Consequently, the total power running to waste is more than double the 5,000,000 horse-power on the falls. An idea of the proportion that this total bears to what may be called the world's consumption of power may be had from the fact that it is computed to be equal to the total of all the steam-generated power in the world. The geographical situation of the at presentgreat power-consuming centers is, as hinted above, not quite all that could de desired; but there are, never theless, several cities within reach, electrically speaking, which will use an enormous amount. Buffalo may be said to be next door, and Rochester is within easy reach. In the not too distant future, we may expect to see the great electrical manufacturing works in Schenectady operated, as is meet, by electrical power from Ni agara. The power company has, however, made branch track connections be tween the territory owned by it and three important railroad lines, which all pass within a few miles of the property. These connections and the good freight rates which have been contracted for in various directions, together with the cheapness of power, will in all likelihood attract to the spot manufactures, besides those which have already undertaken to go there, to an extent which will make it the foremost power-consuming center in the world. Wanted a Position. A ragged looking stranger entered the City Clerk's office on Labor Day and abruptly accosted the genial exec utive of the office: " This is Labor Day and I want a position," he said. "We don't keep them here," answered Henry, feeling for his keys. " No nonsense goes," said the man severely. " I'm an American citizen and I'm not to be played with." " I don't want to play with you, ray boy," said Henry soothingly, " so you'd better take your playthings and go home." " Well, all right," was Henry's re ply, " just take one outside the door there; I am going to close up," and Henry banged the door shut and went away whistling " Sweet Marie." " Hew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall "Where They Mav." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON: FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 11, 1891. BUSINESS AND INDUSLRIAL. Glass coffins are used in Russia. Australia has 10,187 miles of rail road. Australia is the largest producer of wool. I.iverwool is the largest cotton mar ket. The French duty on coflee is S3OO a ton. Fanuing mills were invented in China. The best bricks are made in Central Asia. One-third of the coal used in France is imported. The United States contain 2,000 wo men architects. Philadelphia drinks 1,800,000 bar rels of beer every year. The yield of wheat in Texas this year is 0,000,000 bushels. Two centuries have increased En gland's wealth forty fold. A new cotton mill has just started work in Bakau, Japan. Persia's leading exports are opium, shawls and drugs. There are about 1,500 theaters in Europe. Italy possesses most. A Maine farmer has received an or der for 25,000 barrels of cider. Over fifty kinds of bark are now used in the manufacture of paper. The catch of seals this season will exceed slightly that of last year. Fully one-third of the female popu lation arc laborers on farms. The Hawaiian candle nut furnishes the native with light and medicine. Twenty-seven million acres of land in India are devoted to rice culture. Four-tenths of the working expenses of an electric light-plant are for coal. The Southern cotton crop this year is estimated to be worth 1325,000,000. Nutmeg hickory is the strongest wood which grows in the United States. Japan has 40,000 physicians to look after the health of her 40,000,000 peo ple. South Carolina has mined 1,160,905 tons of phosphates in the last two years. In 1893, 3,341 ships passed through the Suez Canal, paying $08,000,000 in dues. Thirty shoe factories in St. Louis give that city a leading position in the trade. The wheat crop of Minnesota and the Dakotas is estimated at 125,000,- 000 bushels. The first American cotton factory was established in 1787 at East Bridge water, Mass. The preparation of the human hair for the market gives employment to 7,000 Parisians. Housemaids in England receive on an average seventy-five cents a week and " found." Fish hooks are precisely the same in shape to-day as they were twenty centuries ago. Tiie quantity of diamond dust used in polishing a very large diamond has sometimes cost $5,000. New York restaurants have exper ienced more failures of late than at any other time since 1873. In the first half of 1894 the produc tion of pig iron was 156,392 gross tons greater than for a similar period of 1893. The fact is worth noting that a bush el of corn is now worth more than the silver in a silver dollar. Alabama's supply of red cedar is ex hausted. That State was once the chief source of supply of the United States. One billion feet of timber per year is being cut in Texas; at that rate it will take but fifteen years to exhaust the supply. The quantity of wool sold in Bos ton since January exceeds by several million pounds that sold in the like period of 1893. Eastern furniture dealers say there is little demand for double beds, the single article having almost wholly taken their place. It is estimated that capital and labor would lose $3,000,000 a day where all the railroads of this country blockaded by a strike or boycott. A complete domestic cotton manu facture would change the yearly value of the crop of the South from $300,- 000,000 to nearly $1,000,000,000. California has one of the most re markable timber belts in the world, embracing 4,125 square miles and con taining 132,000,000,000 feet of lumber. The South produces at present over CO per cent, of all the cotton in the world, but only one-third of this staple is manufactured in the United States. The Oliver Iron and Steel Company's plant at Pittsburg will soon be turned into one of the largest, and perhaps the largest tin-plate works in the world. Jacksonville, Fla., expects to have a steamship line to the West Indies soon, and to become a distributing point for a large share of the Eastern banana trade. A single plant of wheat will pro duce 2,000 seeds iu one season; a gun flower will yield 4,000, a poppy 32,- 000, a tobacco plant 360,000, a spleen wort, 1,000,000. The pin machines of England, Holland and Germany turn out an average of 67,000,000 pins for every work day of the year. At Birming ham one factory makes 30,000,000 per day. India has 28,000,000 acres in rice, 18,000,000 in wheat, 75,000,000 in other food grains, 1,600,000 in cane, 251,000 in tea, 10,000,000 in cotton, 1,000,000 in indigo and 300,000 in to bacco. HOW GRANT BECAME A SMOKER An Incident That Caused the Gen eral to He Overwhelmed With Cigars. "My father," said Colonel Grant, " tried to smoke while at West Point, hut only because it was against the regulations, and then he didn't suc ceed very well at it. He really got the habit from smoking light cigars and cigarettes during tho Mexican war, but it wasn't a fixed habit. When he left the army and lived in the country, he smoked a pipe— not in cessantly. I don't think that he was very fond of tobacco then, and really tlieic was always a popular misconcep tion of the amount of his smoking. But he went ou as a light smoker, a casual smoker, until the day of the fall of Fort Donelson. Then the gun boats having been worsted somewhat, and Admiral Foote having been wounded, he sent ashore for my father to come and see him. Father went aboard, and tho admiral, as is custom ary, had his cigars passed. My father took one and was smoking it when he went ashore. There he was met by a staff officer, who told him that there was a sortie, and the right wing had been struck and smashed in. Then my father started for the scene of ope rations. He let his cigar go out nat urally, hut held it betweeu his fingers. He rode hither and yon, giving orders and directions, still with the cigar stump in his hand. " The result of his exertions was that Fort Donelson fell after he sent his message of ' unconditional surren der,' and ' I propose to move immedi ately upon your works.' With the messago was sent all over the country the news that Grant was smoking throughout tho battle when he only had carried his slump from Foote's flagship. But the cigars began to come in from all over the Union. He had 11,000 cigars on hand in a very short time. He gave away all he could, but he was so surrounded with cigars that he got to smoking them regularly, but he never smoked as much as he seemed to smoke. He would light a cigar after breakfast and let it go out, and light it again, and then again let it go out and light it, so that the one cigar would last until lunchtime.—From an interview with Colonel Frederick D. Grant about his father in McClure's Magazine. Pell Him, Nuffet. Chehalig Nugget. The Herman hop crop is reported KCKKI aud that we need not look to that country for a market for our Washington crop. Inasmuch as the new tariff bill reduces the duty from 15 to 8 ceuts per pound. The Herman grower will have a chance to invade the American market.— Olympian. If the man who writes such stuff as this believes it, he ought to hire out to somebody as a cigar sign. He is too wooden-headed for the newspaper busi ness. If he is an intelligent man, and believes only such things as the exer cise of his reasoning powers induce him to think are true, he is not hon est with his readers, but is guilty of advancing what he is well aware is a false argument to bolster up the pro tective theory. The statement con cluding this paragraph is palpably false to any intelligent man. Why? Because, if there were no other reason, the 8 cents duty is practically prohib itive, as far as the German grower is concerned. But there is another rea son, and it is that the American pro ducers, particularly those of the coast, are able to put hops on the market at a much less cost than the producers of either England or Germany. We raise in this vicinity from 1,500 to 2,- 000 pounds of hops per acre. The German grower raises by greater ex pense by far about 475 pounds per acre on an average. Ready for the market our hops have cost us fully one-third less than his costs him, mak ing an allowance in our favor for the difference in quantity and in his favor for the difference in quality. The American grower don't need any pro tection, other than that nature has given him. It is the German grower who needs protection, and he doesn't hesitate to say so. THE Ritzville Times says there is a probability of the wheat of Adams county grading No. 2, as the buyers on the coast claim that it is badly burned with hot winds and will not command the market price, especially when there is so much to choose from as there will be this fall. This is dis couraging, to say the least, and if this report be true, it will cause the market for wheat there to be 2 or 3 cents per bushel less than the market price for plump blueslem. It is thought a special grade will be established to guide the buyers. THE Chicago Wharf Company has been incorporated by business men of Port Townsend to build a wharf on Whisky island. THE ODD FELLOWS. THEY MEET AT CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. Seventieth Annual Session Next Honda)—The Annual Canton ment Will Itleet ut the Same Time and Place—They Heet on Historic (irounda. Next Monday, will be held at Chat tanooga, Tennessee, one of the largest gatherings of American Odd Fellows, in the history of the order. After months o> labor the committee having charge of the arrangements for the seventieth annual session of the sov ereign grand lodge has completed its labors and announced its conclusions to the fraternity throughout the coun try. The committee having the mat ter in charge are representative men of the order and leading citizens of Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. The delegates will commence to ar rive on Saturday, September 15, and on the following day Grand Chaplain Rev. Dr. J. W. Venable will conduct special services at St. I'aul's Episcopal Church. The public will he admitted to the opening reception ceremonies in the hall on Lcokout mountain, on Monday morning. Here Governor Turnev, Mayor George W. Ochs and others will deliver addresses and Grand Sire Campbell will respond. Other events of the week will he the reunion of the past grand representa tives, with addresses by Edward Whit lock of New York, J. B. Goodwin of Georgia, and J. P. Rixey of Missouri, and the meeting of the Grand Secretary and Grand Scribes' associa tion, with Richard Hoe of Wisconsin, presiding, and J. M. Norman of Colo rado, as the principal speaker. From his headquarters at London, Ontario, commander-in-chief of the patriarch militant, has issued orders for the annual cantonment and has already received advices that a large number of cantons will attend in force. There will he competitive drills for valuable money prizes, and a magnifi cent cup, to he known astbe"Chiek amauga cup," will be awarded to the department commander whose de partment lias the largest number of chevaliers on parade. The headquar ters of the sovereign grand lodge will be at Lookout Mountain inn. A TOWN SINKS. An Kra ol I'stxpeclrS Horrors the World Over. One after another, in rapid succes sion the world is shocked by unex pected and unprecedented disasters. It seems to be in the air, and certainly is in conditions which result is in steady stream of malign occurrences unparalleled in any previous epoch of the world's history. A dispatch from Lofty, Penn., dated the sth, gives the details of another of these horrors, while the popular mind was strung to its utmost tension by the horrible details of loss of life and destruction of property by the forest fires in the west. It seems the min ing town of Scotch valley, in that State, sank that night into the earth, without the slightest warning to its inhabitants. A dozen or more houses on each side of the principal street were completely swallowed up in the gaping hole, aud nothing cau be seen of oilier buildings but the roofs, gables and chimneys. One of the buried houses took fire. The cave-in was caused by the giving way of limbers and supports in the workings of the Mount Lookout colliery, which IIRS not been in operation for two years, and had been neglected in conse quence. At 4:30 the inhabitants were startled by rumbling reports, like falling rock, in the caverns of the abandoned mine, many hundreds of feet below them. The ground trembled and swayed like an earthquake beneath them. Report was followed by report, and, accom panied by other tremors, the village sank out of sight in the gaping cavern. In the meanwhile about 50 miners were imprisoned in the colliery. They had been at work in another portion of the mine, and all means of exit from the mine was wiped out by the cave-in. James Perrin, one of the oldest miners, gathered the men to gether and started to lead them up through a tunnel, which l.ad been used as an airshaft. The rescuing party on the surface had made an at tempt to push a passage through the mass of debris which blocked the main entrance. Failing in this, some of the more daring entered the passage and came to where the imprisoned miners were struggling upward. The men were carried to the surface, where a great crowd of excited people were awaiting them. Taur For a Bell. The mauagers of the fake liberty bell, which was cast out of the jewelry and things contributed by the senti mentalists of the country to make a big sensation at the world's fair, and failed to make it, have projected an other idiotic scheme to impose the thing on the good nature of foreigners. They are having an elaborate carriage constructed at Terre Haute to carry the bell, and propose to take it on a tour around the world. It is proposed to take it to the G. A. R. encampment at Pitteburg next month, and from there to Mexico, where it is said President Diaz is preparing an elaborate reception for it. Then it will be taken to England, France, Germany, Russia aud other foreign countries. It will probably be received with great curiosity by people, who, not knowing its history, are given to understand that it is the original "liberty bell" but if they detect the fake they will probable pay little attention to it. QUITS THE A. P A. Say* It Is Only a Hob to the Re. publican Party Kite In Missouri. W. H. Garland, a prominent mer chant, says a St. Louis dispatch to the New York World, has written a letter announcing his withdrawal from the American Protective Association. He writes that the order, which was or ganized to keep religion out of politics, has been so manipulated that it is now an adjunct of the Republican party. In St. Louis there are thirty three councils or local lodges. The president of eacli of these is a Repub lican. Two and probably three of these presidents are city officials. Nearly all of the Republican city of ficials are members of the order. At one time the St. Louis councils had 21,000 members, but the order is rapidly declining and to-day there are not more than 5,000 members in good standing in this city. The total State membership is about niue thousand, confined almost exclusively to St. Louis and Kansas City. It will be re membered that the St. Louis and Kansas City delegations controlled everything in the recent Republican State Convention and forcibly sat upon Colonel Kerens' proposed resolu tion denouncing the A. I'. A. ■ • - saving* to the People. Among the salvages from the Wil son bill in the compromise finally passed may be noted the additions to the free list. To untax a necessary of life or an essential of industry is to afford com plete relief from artificial burdeus. It leaves no sophisticated questions as to whether the foreigner, the importer, the merchant ur the consumer pays the tax. The following are the more import ant additions to the free list made in the new bill: bindiuK twiue. Petroleum, ciule and Sulphate of copper. refined. Copper ore aud barfl. Nickle ores. Copperas. Paiutioga. Cotteu ties. Drawings, sketchea. Fresh fish. Nursery stock. Hatters' fur. piush. Farm implements. Flax, row, hemp. Cotton gius. Cod oil. Salt. I vory, unmanu fae'd. burr stones. Kpsom aud miueral Timber aud lumber. salts. Wool. These articles are all taxed in the McKinley law. The total decrease in duties under the new law, on the basis of the importations in 1893, has been estimated 102,407,000. But this does not by any means represeut the entire saving to the people. The greatest tax under a high tariff is that which the mine-owners and manufacturers are able to exact by reason of the re straint upon competition. The saving to consumers will be many times $62,- 000,000. As a partial offset to this there must be reckoned the difference between the most unjust and unnecessary new sugar tax and the saving from the bounty that lias been abolished. This will probably amount to 115,000,000. litrmtnr'a OK Maple Tree. Philadelphia Press. One of the most curious trees in Germany stands on the left bank of the liver Oder, in Katlbor, Silesia. It is a maple at least 100 years old, which has been twisted and cut into a sort of a circular two story house. A flight of steps leads to the first level, where the branches have been gradually woven together so that they make a firm leafy floor. Above this is second floor of smaller diameter formed in the same way, and the ends of the branches have been woven into solid walls and cut so that eight windows light each of the apartments. Below the first floor, the level of the second and at the top of the tree the boughs have been allowed to grow out natural ly, while the intermediate walls and the edges of the windowlike openings are closely clipped. A weather-beaten flag adorns the Populist headquarters at Spokane, having been donated Tuesday by Billy Seyfreid, who headed a delegation of returned Coxeyites from Washington. The flag was borne by the Spokane contingent, and shows, signs of hard usage. The industrials were given transportation westward as far as Min neapolis, and made their way in box cars from there. The Northwest cav alry brigade, organized in Spokane, was last heard from in Utah. Fears are expressed that the troops have so far forgotten their patriotic mission as to go to work. THERE are now nine men in the jails of Columbia and Garfield counties awaiting trial for complicity in the various cattle-stealing raids which finally culminated in the arrest of young Pettijohn, Lloyd and others, ami the serious, wounding of the for mer, who is now in St. Mary's hospital in Walla Walla. Three of the prison ers have made confessions implicating the others, which will be made public upon trial next month. THE residence of Mrs. I. A. Clarke at Oysterville, was destroyed by fire I Tuesday. AS HEARD BY AN ENGINEER. Description of an Kiprrl's Perform-' nine on a Piano. New Orleans Times-Democrat " I was loitering around the streets j last night," said Jim Nelson, one of i the old locomotive engineers running into New Orleans. "As I had nothing to do I dropped into a concert ami heard a sleek-looking Frenchman play j a piano in a way that made me feel all over in spots. "As soon as he sat down 011 the | stool I knew by the way he handled | himself that he understood the ma chine he was running. lie tapped the keys way up one end just as if they were gauges and he wanted to see if he had water enough. Then he looked up as if he wanted to know how much steam he was carrying, and the next moment he pulled open the throttle and sailed 011 to the main line as if he was half an hour late. You could hear him thunder over culverts and bridges and getting faster and faster until the fellow rocked about like a cradle. Somehow 1 thought it was old ' 311' pulling a passenger train and getting out of the way of a ' special.' The fellow worked the keys 011 the middle division like lighluing, and then he flew along the north end of the line until the drivers went around like a buzzsaw, and I got excited. " About the time I was fixing to tell him to cut her off a little he kicked the dampers under the machine wide open, pulled the throttle way back in the tender, and how he did run! 1 couldn't stand it any longer and yelled to him that he was pounding on the left side and if he wasn't care ful he'd drop his ashpan. But he didn't hear. No one heard me. Every thing was flying and whizzing. Tele graph poles on the side of the track looked like a row of cornstalks, the trees appeared to be a mud bank, and all the time the exhaust of the old machine sounded like the hum of a bumblebee. I tried to yell out, but my tongue would not move. He went around curves like a a bullet, slipped an eccentric, blew out his soft plug, went down grades fifty feet to the mile, and not a controlling brake set. She wei.t by the meeting point at a mile and a half a minute and calling for more steam. My hair stood up straight, because I knew the game was up. Sure enough, dead ahead of ut was the headlight of a ' special.' In a daze I heard the crash as they struck and I saw cars shivered to atoms, peo ple smashed and mangled and bleed iug and gasping for water. I heard another crash as the French professor struck the deep keys away down on the lower end of the southern division, and then I came to my senses. There he was, at a dead stand-still, with the door of the fire-box of the machine open, wiping the perspiration ofT his face and bowing to the people before him! " If I live to be a thousand years old I never can forget the ride that French man gave me 011 a piano." DO YOU KNOW? Do you know that every cruelty in flicted upon a cow poisons to « greater or less extent its milk? Do you know that every cruelty in flicted on an animal in killing or just before death poisons to a greater or lees extent its meat? Do you know that the mutilation of a horse by cutting ofThis tail compels him to suffer torture from flies and in sects every summer as long us he lives? Do you know that a check-rain which will not permit a horse to put his head where he wants to when gc* ing up a hill is a cruel torture to a horse? Do you know that tish killed as soon as taken from the water by a blow on the back of the head will keep longer and be better than those permitted to die slowly? Do you know that every kind act you do and every kind word you speak to a dumb auimal will make not only the animal but yourself happier, and not only make you happier but also better? Do you know that birds destroy millions of bugs, mosquitoes and harm ful insects, that without the birds we could not live on earth, and that every little insect-eating bird you may kill and every egg you may take from its nest means one less bird to destroy insects? The I'uijet Suund Lumberman gives sjveral reasons for the improvement of the cargo trade, among which are the recent mining discoveries 111 Coolgargie, Western Australia, to gether with the good wool crops mak ing money easier and increasing the demand for Pacific Northwest lumber in that country. In South America the different republics are adopting the gold basis, and tiieincial atlairs arc improving, and the lift that the annual wars have not materialized is attracting foreign capital. Kuro|>e is also taking more lumber from this coast, and the indications point to] a still better demand. TliK three branches of the Japanese army, the active, territorial and na tional, are the Jobigaun the Kohigami and the Kokumigunpri. It is surging, under the circumstances, that China didn't know it was loaded.—,V tic ILu> >1 Palladium. WHOLE NUMBER I,Bo<>. President. ranhi»*r. A. A. PHILLIP*, !•« • I»t \ v !•» K, Vice PnniiU'iit, A - »»'t 1 >►' >• '. JIIUM r. liuUKY. r. M.iaoHkV FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OIYMPIA, WAIHiNOTON. A lientTdl Banking Business Transacted dpe«*flalj Attention M*!.l to rotiertluim. Tel© Kr*l'lilc tritimfer* ot tuotiey. Capital, ..... §IOO,OOO "turpi ma, ..... k 35,U00 DIRECTORS. A. VT.!M«« n. T %l liibn -• Ci.wojr, A. 11 <'tmni>j©rii, A. A. Plihli|*, W M La«lv), Geo. D Shannon. (Mimi'ln, March 13. Imm. TO FARMERS The following desirable Farm Machinery Is for sale AT COST' 8 No. 4 light Onborn Mower* I 11-Tooll. Otborn Harrow, I Coaic*' l.ock-l.rter Hake, AND A STOCK OF HARDWARE Including all kinds of Stoves. AITOLI.OMA HOFFMAN, North side of Fourth street, corner Quince. FISHING TACKLE (wx«m) HOOKS OF ALL SIZES • • AND • • • PAINTS OF ALL COLORS *r 6. B. toil's Drug Store, IOR. FOIRTH AMl> WASHINGTON. M«)r *th -'mo THE California Wine Co. •as MAIN STREET, Would respectfully Inform the rltlii-ns ol tllym pit thai th«*> tr« now prriwred io aup nly the ftmily trade with PURE WINEB i LIQUORS. taktial pruk LIST. PerOallon. A 1 Tattle Claret son ami 75c Kieeling (While Wine) >1 00 Port Wine 1 5,1 T»k.y "150 ry *1 50 Anueliea X 50 California Orape Brandy S 50 Wbialcy j 50. J 60 aud 4 50 All other California wiara at the very loweat price*. Sample mom ami Iwer hall atuebed. Ootids delivered u» any part of the rlty free of ' b f r P*: i- Pt'LLKS, July I. ISS4. Manager. ANDREW BOENL PROPRIETOR OF THE Opera Exchange 579 Paarlh at., Olyaipla. lIKAI.ER IN FINE WINES, LIQUORS AN II CIOARH. FRESH BEER ALWAYS ON TAP To be Sold. 3C» Lots, 145 I»v lid Wot Within twenty ntlnnltn' watkofthr c«»m«*r of t'iMirlh Mid Mnlii >trir w oUm|ila. at So() I'EH LOT. o Al*ti 10 irrrw «f lac! equally nw.ifthe tuialm#* center o| th« « M|otal city, at auoo IMIK ACWIS. Inquire It tin- W AwHISInTOJK HT A Ht»A III* oflro. VVaiite<l~SrtleHii»eii !.•« mI and Tra«rllit| I*o ti'prt'a nt our well kiiown hunw Yoq iitM-il no • a|> it h l to rr|*r#*riif a firm t Pi at war ! rnuta mir-cri »t«M k rtr*>t rlaa» ami lru«* to imtm*. \lark sail Ihr friar. fl«a» pt-r tmnitli o i tha right man. Apply quirk, •tatm* ii;i f. 1.. MAY aY < «» . Smrrjiti. PUruti a>4 at paul minh Thia h«tua«* ia rra|««i»»a»t l© April 14. I*' • P» HOBART O. HAOIN, ATTORNEY? COUNSELOR A r r LAW. Manai'er of Tlni!>tun I'minlv Alotrait. < W I 1.1.1 AM S HI Ol K, Olyßfii. WHRh.,Oi'(.«i, |Nu;t. tf -rn 1: Niiw ,OLYMPIA THEATER far Kent aa Kraaonabl* Tirai. Apply to JOHN Mill EK MPKPIIT. I Manager.