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Manager of Thurston County Abstract, WILLIAMS BLOCK, Olyinwa, Wash.. Oct. 6.1893. tf THE BIVOUAC MONTKSANO, WASH. Jas. A. Kelly, Pro, The bent of wiuet, liquors and cigars con stantly on hand. M. A. ROOT, ATTORNEY $ COUNSELOR AT LiAW. Court House building, Oljuipia, Wash, j nyj-Wtf Court House Lawn Grass SEED. Would you grow a U*nutiful lawn ? Then get ttic hame lawn mixture uM*d on our Court hoUbe lawn, from M. BIANINi» turner Fourth and Washington. March K, Im£». * m _____ THE NEW OLYMPIA THEATER For Rent 011 Reasonable Terms. Apply to JOHN MIILEKMCEPHY.^ ilia slj m gt on n b a r b. CANAL NOT FEASIBLE. i —• CAPT. SYMONS KNOCKS OUT A PUGET SOUND SCHEME. 1 I »rlf«» Project to Counci l Hood'* Canal Willi Vorlli Ha>--The Idea ■ lonl>(lev* Nuiiecilcd by Hie Sliori Distant r to Hnild tint*. Residents along Hood's canal and on North Ray, two branches of I'ugct Sound which are divided hv an isth mus or portage about two miles across, have long been dreaming of a canal to join the two. The principal appa rent reason for wanting a canal there is that it is such a short distance to j build one. In c impliauce with the provisions of t ie river and harbor act of 1 Sill, Captain Synions, United States engi neers, made a preliminary examina tion of the country between the two bodies of water, with a view to the construction of a waterway and chan nel between them at the most practi cable place, of sufficient depth to he navigable for all classes of vessels. He decided that the enormous cost of the proposed improvement renders it un worthy to he undertaken by the gov ernment at the present time. Fol lowing is his report, submitted to the chief of engineers: " I have the honor to submit the following report on the preliminary examination for a waterway between Hood's canal and North bay, Wash., required by your letter of August 20, 1894. " The language of the law requires a preliminary examination ' from Hood's canal, in Puget Sound Wash., to North bay, in said Sound, with a view of constructing a waterway and channel between the two bodies of water at the most practicable place, of sufficient depth to be navigable for all classes of vessels.' " North bay is not named on the coast survey maps, but it is the local name, and is understood to be the north end of Case's inlet, where it comes closest to Hood's canal. " The waters generally throughout Hood's canal and Puget Sound are very deep, averaging probably 300 leet, and with extreme dept.hs of over 800 feet. Shallows of small extent exist at the head of the numerous arms and about the mouths of the rivers. " The shores of Hood's canal are generally steep and abrupt hills, rang ing from 300 to 3,000 feet high. " The head of Hood's canal and the head of North bay come within about two miles of each other. " This proximity of the heads of Hood's canal and North bay has nat urally suggested a waterway between the two, and the project has been many times mentioned. Some years ago a town was laid out in the vicinity, as its projectors laid stress upon its importance due to the canal to be constructed between the two bodies of water. " The proposed waterway and chan nel may properly be considered from a commercial standpoint and from a military standpoint. "In my opinion, from neither of these standpoints is tire improvement outlined worthy of being undertaken by the general government at the present time. " Shipping can now reach, in a con venient manner, every- point of Puget Sound proper, and every point of Hood's canal. The proposed water way would shorten the distance be tween the entrance to the Sound and the points thereon in but few in stances. From Olynipia, at the ex treme southern end of Puget Sound, it is a shorter water distance by the existing open channels than it would he via the proposed cut and Hood's canal, and with better and wider water to traverse. " The only commercial use and con venience which the proposed cut would serve would be in those cases when a single ship had business hoth at the bead of Hood's canal and in the upper waters of Puget Sound proper. In such a case the cut would avoid the long passage around. Such cases are not now, and are not likely to be in the future, of frequent occur rence. The proposed cut would prob ably be of some slight convenience to steamboats from the commercial cen ters of Seattle and Taconia, enabling tbem to make a wider trading circuit on a single voyage. " The benefits above outlined are entirely incommensurate with the cost of the improvement. " The principal industry of the population living on Hood's canal and North bay is the lumber industry. There are probably less than 4,000 acres of land on Hood's canal and North bay under cultivation. The total population along Hood's canal is about 1,200 to l.iiOO souls, and there are about 100 near the head of North bay. " There are three sawmills on Hood's canal, at Tort Gamble, and Union City. Also one shingle mill at Union City. " From a military standpoint it ia evident that under certain conceiva ble conditions it might be advantage ous if there were a paesageway for warships and vessels of all kinds from deep water in North bay to deep water iu Hood's canal. These conditions are, however, of so remote and un certain a character that they are not at the present time worthy of consid eration. " The general elevation of the ridge between the two waters is 1100 feet. All indications are that the ridge is composed of gravel, sand and clay, and that no ruck would be met with in making a out through. The absence of a proper water supply for a high level canal renders it necessary only to consider a sea-level canal. "The distance between waters on this line is almost exactly two miles, and the cut would average about-10 i feet deep. With a bottom width of 40 feet, depth of 20 feet, and side slopes of lor 11, the amount of excavation involved in the cut would lie over 51,- (100,000 cubic yards. It is probable that no route could lie selected which would lower this amount to any ap preciable extent. " Resides this, it would be necessary to excavate channels in the shallows at the heads of Hood's canal and the North hay, to enable vessels to reach the cut through the divide. This would involve about 1 ,500,(Xj0 cubic yards of dredging. *' In conclusion I beg to again sub mit the opinion that the slight advan tages to he derived from the proposed waterway and channel, combined with its enormous cost, render the improve ment unworthy to be undertaken by the United States government at the 1 present time." THE TWO LARGEST. Descriptions of the Southern Pa cific's Big Locomotives. The Southern Pacific Company now owns the two largest locomotives in America. The dimensions of the two new locomotives are enormous, says the San Francisco Chronicle. They are equipped witli four pairs of drivers, 51 inches in diameter, on which there rests a weight of 140,000 pounds. The total weight of either one of the en gines, without the tender, is 109,0(10 pounds, and the total weight with the lender, loaded with water and fuel and in working order, is 250,000 pounds. The boilers are 72 inches in diameter, large enough for a full-grown man to stand erect inside. The steam cylin ders are 22 inches in diameter and give a 26-inch stroke. The locomotives are designed for service on the Tehachapi and Sierra Nevada mountains in hauling heavy ircight trains, and were constructed with that particular object in view. The two new engines have been built with special regard for both pow er and speed. The immense weight on the four pairs of drivers gives the locomotives a driving power greatly in excess of that possessed by any other locomotives ever made in the country. The drivers are f»l inches in diameter. That exceeds the dimensions of the drivers in large locomotives of the same class, and a proportionate in crease of speed is expected to be devel oped from them. It is expected that the new engines will enable the com pany to inprove the. running time of its freight trains over the mountains, though no new time schedule will be put in effect until it is determined by actual experiment just what the loco motives can accomplish. The Kangaroo Court. The Kangaroo Courts have no juris diction. The are found almost en tirely in county jails in which petty offenders and persons awaiting trial are contined. During the day the prisoners are allowed the freedom of a large hall, and at night they lodge in cells, the locks of which are some times fastened and sometimes not. The hall contains tables, benches, daily papers, and, in some instances, stove and kitchen utensils. The prisoners can and do walk, jump, and play var ious games. After a while these games become tiresome, and " The Kangaroo Court" is formed. It con sists of all the prisoners, and the officers are elected by them. They elect a judge, a sheriff, a clerk, a health officer and summon jurors. The courts try cases in regal style. They are hoth socialistic and auto cratic, and at times they are very funny. But wherever they are they command the respect ot jailbirds, and if a prisoner insults the ccurt he is punished very severely. Moreover, it avails him nothing to complain to the proper authorities. He has too many against him, and the best thing he can do is to become one of them as soon as possible, and get in and drill. Do Not Sleep on tbe I.eft Side. Philadelphia Times. There is little doubt that an im mense number of persons habitually sleep on the left side, and those who do so can never, it is said, be strictly healthy. It is the most prolific cause of nightmare, anil also of the un pleasant taste in the mouth on aris ing in the morning. All food enters and leaves the stomach on the right side, and hence sleeping on the left side soon after eating involves a sort of pumping operation which is any thing but conducive to sound repose. The action of the heart is also serious ly interfered with and the lungs un i duly compressed. Hence it is best to j cultivate the habit of always sleeping ; on the right side, although Sandow j and other strong men are said to in- I variably sleep on their backs. A SECOND creamery will start up ai Palouse City about May 1. "Hew to the Xjine. Let the Chips Fhll Where tliey May." OLYMITA, WASHINGTON: FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 11195. I WHITING AN OPERA. W. S. GILBERT TELLS HOW HE WRITES COMIC LIBRETTO. A Work In Which the I'oel and the t'omposer .Hum Work Hand 111 ■fund Mr. t.llbrrt's laborious Helliods Host He Del* Ills Ideas for I'opulur I'lois. Cor Si. Juiihh Onzette. I asked W. S. Gilbert what lie con sidered the chief traits necessary to enable one to become a successful playwright. " Well," he replied thoughtfully. ] j" that opens up a very large subject* | They dillar vastly. In my own line I Should Mini them upas follows: In the first place, the power of catching the public taste; then a thorough knowledge of stagecraft and a gift for j stage management, the capacity to in- ! vent a plot, the power to create charac ters, an eye for dramatic situation and J scenic elfcct, and finally the faculty to | write readily dialogue, lyrics and j musical numbers." "I believe, Mr. Gilbert," I said, " that you have little or no ear for music. Don't you find this interferes with your rhythmical numbers?" "It is quite true that I have no ear for music, but 1 have a very sensitive ear for rhythm; it is precisely the itference between time and tunc, I am very fond of music, but 1 don't know a discord when I bear one. On the other hand, the slightest error in time, which would probably escape a musician, would jar most gratingly on my ear. My fondness for music chiefly lies in hearing pieces which are connected in my mind with as sociations. I would rather hear an unknown soprano singing a song 1 knew than Patli singing one I did not know." " Where do your plots come from, Mr. Gilbert?" "Plots? Good gracious! where do tliey come from? I don't know. A chance remark in conversation, a little accidental incident, a trifling object, may suggest a train of thought which develops into a startling plot. Of course I am talking of original plots. I don't call adapting a play or trans lating a play writing one. Taking my own plots, for instance, the 'Mikado' was suggested by a Japanese sword which bangs in my study, 'The Yeo men of tin- Guard' by even a more un likely incident. 1 had 20 minutes one day to wait at Uxbridge station for a train, and I saw the advertisement of the ' Tower Furnishing Company,' representing a number of beef-eaters —why, goodness only knows. It gave me an idea, and I wrote the play originally as one of modern life in the Tower of London. Then it suddenly occurred to me to throw the time of it back to that of tjuecn Elizabeth. Hav ing got one's plot, the next step is to fit in the characters. And the chief point in doing so is to invent original characters. " I wrote out the play as a story, just as carefully as though it were to be published in that form. 1 then try to divide it into acts. I think two acts the right number for comic opera. At least my experience—anil that is 30 years old—teaches me so. Some times, of course, the original story iloes'not fall readily into two acts, and so requires mollification. Well, I put it by for a fortnight or more, and then rewrite the whole thing without re ferring to the first copy. I find that I have omitted some good things that were in the first edition and have introduced some other good things that were not in it. I compare the two, put them both aside and write it out again. Sometimes I do this a dozen times; indeed the general pub- lie has no idea of the trouble it takes to produce a play that seems to run so smoothly and so naturally. " One must work up to a good cur tain. I believe very strongly in this, although I never take up any contro versies, but simply go my own way on my own lines. The last impression is always the strongest, and the aud ience will often pardon a feeble, weari some act for one dramatic climax at its conclusion. I can generally judge now what will have a good etlect. Sometimes, but very rarely, it is spoiled by the interpreters. They al ways do their best, but occasionally they fail to realize my intention. The fact is that for comic opera many artists, especially tenors and sopranos, are necessarily engaged who are sing ers rather than actors, and it is not to be expected that carefully written comedy dialogue will receive full jus tice at their hands. " Well, to go on with the writing of the play, I next sketch out quite roughly the dialogue and then fill in the musical numbers as I feel inclined. I do not attempt to write them in or der, but just as the humor takes me— one here, one there, a sad one when I feel depressed, a bright one when I am in a happy mood. When at last all those of the first act are done, it is sent to the composer to be set to music, with a copy of the rough sketch of the dialogue to show him how the ditferent songs hang together. I gen erally like reading it over to the com poser, so as to give him my idea of the rhythm, which, as a matter of course, he varies at his pleasure. " There must be perfect good fellow ship between the writer and composer, as there is much give and take to be managed. Meters have to he changed by the writer, or tunes altered by the composer, to lit in with some i lea, some intention, of the other partner. For instance, the writer may have put a theme in one meter, and the com poser has a tunc in his head which will just suit the theme, but will not lit the scansion, and so the lyrics must he altered. Each must try to make the other's part as easy as possi ble. There must he no jealousy, no had feeling between the two. They must he on the best of terms, other wise there will be no success." Cuba and Annexation. Spokane Times. Senator F'rye of Maine anil Senator Morgan of Alabama have a great many sympathizes in the United States in their expressed desire for the acquisi tion of the island of Cuba by this government. The Allianca incident, the unsettled state of affairs contin ually existing on the island, the evi dent inability of Spain to properly govern the people and the continued menace to American commerce which is sure to exist so long as the present conditions continue, has rapidly de veloped a sentiment in the Northern States in favor of annexation. Such n sentiment has always existed in the South. There is very little war sentiment in this country. The United States has acquired its additional territory always by purchase, except in the ease of Texas and she came begging for ad mission into the Union after having achieved her own independence Thomas Jefferson purchased Louisi ana of Napoleon Bonaparte in 180:5, by which we obtained title to all the country west of the Mississippi river from the tiulf of Mexico to the British line, except Texas and the southwest ern territory west of the Kocky moun tains, including Utah, Nevada and California, which then belonged to Mexico. After the Mexican war these were ceded to the United States, but we paid to Mexico $28,250,000 in set tlement for them. Florida was ac quired front Spain in 1821 dur ing the administration of President Monroe, who believed that everything in the western hemisphere should be American. We paid $.*>.000,000 for this purchase. The latuisiana pur chase was made for $15,000,000 and gave us Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, lowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Mon tana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington- The vast territory of Alaska was pur chased of Uussia in 1807 by Secretary Seward and President Johnson for the insignificant sum of $7,200,000. This experience has taught our gov ernment that it is cheaper to acquire territory by purchase than by eon quest. Yet Spain has never wanted to sell Cuba. The statement has been made that the government archives reveal tiie fact that during the admin istration of Polk, and again when Pierce was President, offers running as high as $120,000,000 were made for the island and rejected. Such a vast sum would not be paid for the coveted prize now, but if Spain continues her out rageous treatment of her subjects there, it may be necessary to take it by conquest. For over forty years the United States has made it possible for Spain to retain Cuba by continually patrolling our south Atlantic and gulf coast, to prevent aid being sent from from this country to enable the Cu bans to throw off the Spanish yoke. We may not see the necessity of con tinuing this policy indefinitely. Cuba would make an excellent State in this Union. It has an area about two-thirds of the size of the State of Washington and a population of 1,- 500,000. Its largest exports are sugar, tobacco and cigars. It has a rich soil and a mild climate. Should we con clude to annex Cuba we should also acquire Porto Rico, and thus drive Spain out of the West Indies. This island has only an area of 3,f>00 square miles, a little more than twice as large as Spokane county, but it contains a population of nearly three quarters of a million, nearly half as much as that of Cuba. The large island of llayti or San Domingo lies between Cuba and Porto Rico, and could probably be had for the asking if our government should acquire the other two. General Grant when President negotiated a treaty for the annexation of San Do mingo, but Congress refused to ratify it. It now has two separate independ ent governments, both republics, and a population nearly as large as that of Porto Rico. These islands, in fact nearly all of the West India group, naturally belong to the United States. Great Britain has acquired several of them simply because she landed her troops and took possession. She has no more right to them than the Unit ed States would have by a similar oc cupation of the Isle of Jersey, and her " army of occupation" should be noti j tied to move on. THK Internal-revenue receipts show up well—being over five million dol lars more for eight months past than for the same period last year. With the income-tax receipts, which will begin coming in soon, it would seem that the Treasury should manage to squeeze through the summer. DAVENI'OUT will soon have a cheese factory in active operation. A MAMMOTH SCHEME. ELECTRIC ROAD FROM CHICAGO TO NEW YORK. A (Algantir Company Intend lo Uuild an lllcvated lilectrlc Hull* way Between Chit-ago and New lark to Transport Freight. A Chicago dispatch of the 110 th ult. gives the following details of one of the greatest enterprises of the age, no less than the construction of an ele vated railway between the metropolis of the East and West. The Inter- Ocean Electric Railway Co. lias been incorporated, with a capital of $200,- 000,000, and some of the leading finan ciers of Chicago, New York and San Francisco us its stockholders. The intention is to construct an elevated electric freight railway between Chica go and New York for the transporta tion of coal and grain. The plans and specifications have been drawn by a Chicago engineer, and the com pany own a number of patents in elec trical devices to he used by the road. John W. King, one of the incorpora tors and attorney for the new com pany, says: •' The road is a decided step in ad vance of the electrical roads operated at present, Electricity is cheaper as a motive power than steam and ren ders a much higher rate of speed pos sible. By elevating our road we ex pect to do away with the necessity of buying a right-of-way, and all delays incident to surface traffic will he avoided. At present it takes six days for freight to travel from Chicago to New York. On the new road the trip will take one. " A number of new innovations in electrical transportation will be used by the road, but I am not a liberty to disclose their nature. The capital, while large, is not out of proportion to the business we expect to do, but I cannot at present give the names of the persons interested." WANT TO RAISE PRICES. Spokane Lumberman are Autloui to Uel Together Once more. Of all the industries in and around Spokane, the lumber busiuess seems to have the most varied outlook. Viewed from one man's standpoint it has gone to the bow-wows entirely. Looked at from another side there are good prospects of • brisk demand and fair margin of profit before 1895 lias ended. Something over a year ago, when the price of lumber broke below 110 per 1,000, the dealers thought life was very full of gloom. Then the price sunk to $8.50 and the mills be gan shutting down. Now it is re ported that sales are being made free ly as low as $0 50 per 1,000 for rough grades, and all kinds of scalping are going on among the dealers. " We haven't tried to revive the old uuion for more than a year," confessed one of the dealers to a Chronicle re porter. "It has been every man for himself and as usual the old boy has caught several of the hindmost. Yes, I suppose it is true that some sales have been made as low as s<> 50, though I don't see how the dealers could do it even if they steal their logs. " Why don't we revive the uuion? Well, we will some day. But just now there are fellows in the business who will stand by no agreement and will sell at any price that will bring them a little cash. I don't think they will bother us long, aud when they drop out the rest of us will try to get to gether." Another dealer said no one cared much about the spring and summer trade, but a good crop would make lots of demand for lumber in the country next autumn. " And by that time we hope to have prices regu lated," said he. Armored Trains (or Coast De(ense. Scieutiftc American. A few months ago an interesting lest of an armored train took place at Newhaven, England. The idea of an armored train is not new, such trains having been used in our civil war, in the Franco-Prussian war and in the Egyptian campaign of 1882; but the arrangement of these trains were such that the guns could shoot only in the direction along the rails, unless the car were propped up to prevent it from being derailed by the recoil. The car was designed by Col. Boxhall, of the First Regiment of Volunteer Artillery of Sussex, and was constructed at the South Coast Railway company. The car is made of steel, with a vertical ar mored wall all around it to protect the artillerymen. Inside the car is a 40- pounder cannon mounted on a plat form so that it can be turned in any direction. It is moved by geared wheels and cranks. Underneath the car are arranged extensible beams which may be pushed out on one or both sides of the car, and are arranged to abut against the ground by means of vertical screws at their extremities, so that in case of a tire at right angles to the track they transfer the shock of the recoil beyond the rails. Beneath the car are also clamps which grip the rails and prevent the car from being derailed. In the old style of armored train the guna could shoot only in the direction of the rails, unless the cars were propped up as already stated. Iu the new style of train the cars can be anchored in a moment and can shoot in any direction. The trial of the armored train took place in the presence of a number of military men. Twelve shots with service charges were lired in the direction at right angels to the track at a target moored out at sea. , Neither the car nor the rails showed any effects of the recoil, which was j absorbed by the turning platform and the beams. Some shots were lired without clamping it to the rails. Of course the target oHered to the enemy by the sides of the cars is of consider able size, and Ixird Reresford thinks that the car should be concealed as much as possible and that thin iron plates would be a sufficient protection for the cannoneers from the light pro jectiles of the enemy. Lord Reresford considers it preferable to arm the car with a few small lapid-tire guns. The value of such trains for sea-coast de fense is very great. LOCAL LUMBER NOTES The burton sawmill has started up on full time at (Quartermaster. Axford & paulding have started a hand logging eamp near Willapa. The Port blakely Mill Company ex pects to put in its third band mil' shortly. Marriott A Co., of Seattle, have leased the shingle mill at Manchester, Kitsap county. The Edgewood Shingle company is building a shingle mill at Edgewood; capacity, 50,000 daily. The Koyal City Planing mill at Van couver, B. C., has been burned; loss $10,000; insurance $3,500. D. 11. Deeann's shingle mill at What com has been thoroughly overhauled and is running full time. Neher, Boss it Co.'s new sliingle mill at Whatcom is running regularly, averaging 50,000 shingles daily. A logging outfit, forwarded by Fischer Brothers, of Seattle, has been sent to Mr. Callopy's claim, near Edison. •S. A. Buck it Co., of Snohomish, liave arranged to sell their sliingle out put direct to dealers at Davenport, Toledo and Indiananolis. J. E. Fox's saw works in Seattle are busy cutting down and retoothing saws for mills at Victoria, Vancouver and New Westminster, B. C. The Seattle's Cedar Lumber Co.'s mill at Ballard is again in operation, having received a new Stearns engine, new boilers, and other improvements. Six ship loads of cedar telegraph and telephone poles have been sent from Sound points to California this year, and there is a good prospect for a steady increase in the trade. The Canadian Pacific has lowered the rate on lumber to tho East $2.50 per 1,000 feet, and British Columbia lumbermen expect to capture some of the trade held by Puget Sound dealers. Michener & Taylor and O. 11. and E. B. Caswell are building shingle mills near Castle lvock, and wlien com pie te ed and running along with mill al ready there, about 300 men will be em ployed there in lumbering alone. The following large logging firms are in operation on the Snoqualmie river and along the Lake Shore road in Snohomish county: llulbert's, Cyphers & Stinson's, Gierin it Boyd's and Mosher it McDonald. McGilligan Bros, and a Tacoma firm will soon open up a camp on the Slillaguamisb river. TaconiaV cargo shipments for two months this year were: January, 3,- 308,173 feet of lumber, 203,700 lath; February, 2,042,000 feet of lumber, 1,- 501,000 lath. The total rail shipments were: January, 49 cars of lumber, 29 cars of shingles; February, 53 cars of lumber, 15 cars of shingles. A Reason (or the Faith. This story is told by a minister of the Episcopal church, traveling south, who met a citizen who claimed that he was also an Episcopalian. "To what faith do you belong?" I asked. " Don't know nothin' 'bout any par ish," was his answer. " Well, to what diocese do you be long?" I inqqired. "There ain't nuthin' of that sort in this part of the country that I ever heard of," he replied. " But who confirmed vou?" said I " Nobody," he said. " But didn't yon tell me you were an Episcopalian?" 1 asked in astonish ment. "Oh, yes," said the old man : " I'll tell ye how it is. I.ast spriug I went down to New Orleans visitin' and while I was there I went ter church, and it happened to he an Episcopalian one, and among other things I heard 'em say that they'd left undone them things they'd oughtcr done, and done them things they hadn'tougliterdone; ami I said to myself, that's just my fix, too, and since then I've always considered myself an Episcopalian." KICHAKI) MAXSHKI.U is to have a theater of his own in New York. Mansfield has taken lfarrigan's theater for five years, with the privilege of re newing the lease for five years more. Mansfield says he will have no orches tra, and everything about the house will be simpie but substantial. The main thing will l>e acting. —-• ♦ - A MOVE is on foot to organize a comntandery of Knights Templar in Everett. POVERTY POTATOES. HOW NEW YORK IS PROVIDING FOR INDIGENT FAMILIES. Large Tracts of I.and arc I.rnscit uud I'oor I'unillile* arc Knrour aged to Italsc I'rodncc lo Allnrd Tlii<in Support. The problem of relief of tin* poor in the great metropolis is receiving u practical solution, and the report lately made by a sub-committee on the cultivation of vacant lots, to the association for improving the comb tion of the poor, is one step which will very materially aid in relieving dis tress soon as its results can lie made available. The committee reports tliat they have sectired the use for the coming summer from William Steinway, the piano manufacturer, of 303 acres of land in Long Island City. Kx-Mayor Hewitt has also donated the use of fifty acres of land at In wood on the Hudson river. Kach applicant must fill nut a blank form which will hi furnished him and if properly endorsed by some responsible person, he will he allowed the use of a ipiartcr of an acre of land which he will cultivate during the summer, and the proceeds from the sale of the vegetables will be given hint. Tn a case where a man has a large family and his condition is extra worthy, he will be given half on acre of land to cultivate. The committee has ordered I,2<K) bushels of seed potatoes and has al ready on hand all the other vegetable seeds that will be required. The seeds and all the agricultural implements necessary to till the soil will be fur nished the men free of charge. The committee has secured the services of a practical farmer as a superintendent of the farms. It is expected that a large number of the men will be una ble to subsist while awaiting the re sult of their labor, and to provide against this contingency the com mittee has reserved a large tract of land in Long Island City and a part of the land at Inwood which will be known as the " committee plot," where such men will be employed by the committee to cultivate the soil and for which they will be paid either 50 or 75 cents a day. The committee will exercise a general supervision over the work, and will find a market for the pro duce. It is also stipulated that one half the seeds planted shall he pota toes. It is estimated that one acre will produce from 400 to 450 bushels of pototoes. A letter received by the committee from Henry A. Robinson, chief of the statistical division of the Department of Agriculture at Washington, in which he states that from a personal investigation of the experiment at De troit, Mich., and front the general opinion of those to whom he applied for information, he is convinced of the efficiency of the scheme. Mr. Robin son enclosed in his letter a report from the committee having the enter prise at Detroit in charge, which savs in part: " Land to the extent of 430 acres was secured, ploughed, harrowed and staked off into lots of one-quarter and half acres and 3,000 applications were received, but the committee was only able to provide for 945 families. The potato crop averages about fifteen bushels a lot. Large quantities of beans, turnips and other vegetables w*ere en»mm nrul «la 11 s» cnwnn ... ~,1 east I "t*v ißißvu tauti uttiiv consttmeti. t ti© whole was sulficient to keep the [am ple from want and habits of idleness. The estimated value of the crops pro duced was from $12,000 to $14,000. The entire cost to the committee was $3,600, which was made up of sub scriptions, over half the lat'er being contributed by city employes. As a labor test the plan is unexcelled. Here is an opportunity for honorable, mod erate and not unpleasant work and for learning a useful occupation. Any who are able, but will not work, should not be helped at all. Where men arc in need of immediate support and cannot wait for crops to grow, they are put to work plowing and given a small wage for the work done. The Christian Industrial Alliance meal tickets will keep a family of three for a week at a cost of ninety cents, which are given in wages for the work." Similar experiments will be tried the coming summer in Minneapolis, 1 Toledo, Ixis Angeles, St. I'aul, Syra cuse, Chicago, liuffalo and St. Imuis. The committee appointed for the raining of a bonus for the sugar heel factory report that they are receiving every satisfaction from all quarter*. The mechanics of I'alouse, not owning lanil nor being able to raise money, to show their desire to assist in the good work, are circulating a subscription list among themselves, donating day's labor to be used 011 tho buildings that may be erected in case it should he successful in getti 4 the factory at that point. The committee have ul ready received promises lor over #4,"i«M> in cash, as well as a large tract of land and 'a quantity of beets. Several let ters have been received from parties not living there, hut owning property in I'alouse, desiring to assist. Lock's: and Huberts, fishermen of Stanwood, brought in A shark ls«t week weighing 110 pounds and mra uring 10 feet I inches. It is the larg est tisli of this kind ever caught in that section. WHOLE M MltKi: l.!!.!l! I'rr.l.l. Nt, , aatm . * * , ' 1 "" " " i .. . A. t. r ii.mn. , „ M(( FIRST NATIONAL BANK 01 OIVNM KIM lint \ li 'li'tdl llaiikiiu lliisinrss Traiharbd S|.I1I»I ill I.•I. I|. .11 |.H'<f I I 11.11 l|„ |,| r.»|>lll.- IlKl.nl. In ..I 111 i I II |ll I II I. - - - % I 1111,1 HMI *Hr|»lian. - - » fii.iHHi DIMKCTUIIH K. I' I I III!V I. 11. I: M || VV V|| Mil kl V II 1,111 I 11-n J.HIN i iiimh Olymi.la Mirrli 11 i- <1 DAILY TIME CAKD. OLVMI'H, T.tPMM iSH Sfjrn till n «• VV II I K V N \» 11, \ I nil, , STEAMER MULTNOMAH. I.KWK 4 Mill t I " * * «nti»i|.i« « „. „ 1 '•'»■ « I , * " (• ""n.. "",: kiii, L..„. f „. |„|, „ >m , CITY OF ABERDEEN. ? A w ~«atlle k i M 10 111 A M | aniMN •• UI A W ■f * *M v tit|• • J ««» ,• v .>:.lu V M .... .. | M i iima •. , N) f u <on netting with Mia for "Helton and Kamil cite. l "" k HIH. r< li' liork. limm l'. r. l».l . iiiH-k. lll >ni|.i. KM* iK twrni -.. it]* and Tamma rm. 1,1. Tin-: California Wine Co. M VIM -1 UK IT. Would r*.p*. Ifully Inform 11.. riti>*i,. ~r ulym I-Ik tli.t tlir. an a.it* |.r»-|>arr<t lu aui. ply ill* family ira.l.' mil. PURE WINES « LIQUORS. I'AKTIAI. rRK K laIHT a | "f" knl J A W '♦* LM »« AI I able < laret .... AO and 7«■ Ke|a|l||o (Hlille Wiiit ) a, I'ort Wiut* ... I 3 I al A no* I Ira , M California (ira|>* liran.ly ... ... i Whisky I*. ndiki All utlirr California win. • al lhatrr* limrai pnr*a. -ampl* room ami i.**r hail aii.rl.r.l 1....M1. <l. lit. rill IO any |.arl .if Ih* rlly In * of «•''««* J, | | I I.A*. JulT ' I 1"-* Maaagrr THE SICK HEALED. TUG Weak lade Strong! Ifymiar* rithrr al. k »r ilrMlltalml. tlu 1...1 t>* dlecoiiraued. COMPOUND OXYGEN bap wrought many wonderful i arm NIX. ha« |ivi n •*! to many We know thie «•. be true from I our u* u cx|»er irix r of »*t yoava. and we are ready to furnish abumlaiit pr« N.i |t le worlh tour w title to examhir the rtidenrv, %* liirb too ran ilu by wr.ttuic to UP. We w ill send you, free of «harm*, our iMN.k of ;ju) pare* with initio num testimonial#, nuil m-ord* of anr|irt«inK cure# of Axhum ttruii rnltlP, Caiirrti, t «Miemn|»tto«i, Neuralgia. Kertotta i hkm! rat t«iii. Klifuinatiaui and other tor in* of die t-aae and debility Home treatment I* peat out by eipteae. t«> be ueed at home. Our irrrat tun-eo baa tfiweii '*-• ]\\J" * 1 ' * Imitation * A- there ia but one trtuiuine » . ' ttX\tl|CN. nvoid diaai.pointmeut and LVINN of titotiev by eel.dim.' to liUfi HTAUKK& * I*AI.KN. I f* Vrrh .lrr*l I hllail.li.lila, l a.. .nan al . Tumiilu. I auada. aii^yl PT. TOWNSEND SOUTHERN RAILROAD. OI.YMIMA DIVISION. Tim* l ard >•. 13. Taklnu *ll.*! 7ona in K*b. » , Ink.. :1 l*a**a nlympla U In p m Ji' J 1 l.*a»*a ulympia *l pin *m«* iilrmpia . Pip m Aril*. Ulympia «i:a)p. m. Train, run r**ry day. maklnu rloa* rona** lioua at T*aiou with M I' traiaa anrlh and aouth Th* ah..rt*at and <jiit*k*.t roal* triia I l ymi'i I to Portland. A. A HIWITIt. Vl.l a pt. C.J. SMITH. B. rlivitfT Ura'l Maa'k'r Urn. Bnpt To be Sold. 3(5 Lots, 145 by tiO Feet Within tmrmtj annate. walk of ihr rom. r of Koarth and Main itrtfU ulympta at 800 IJKItl J KIt LOT. AUo 10 aerra of l«n<1 r<|*allv near the bw.un "a renter of tt»r . M |.i(ai City, at PER ACItE. Injuiri.t ibr Wiihilumi N4*«i>,mi «m«r. O. S. B. HBMRV, tJ S. DEPUTY SURVEYOR It-.ltfnarot aiiih Miroot. ««*n«'a A44l* flow to Oly %% aati. SCRY KYI NO of all kind* |*r« *•«» |*t I \ at tended to. 'Mm* n in*; of • »|*f Ooverniinnt hi if* a «|»r« tail % r>iau«il<a aiirveved and |>latt«-<l Itailioada Im-attnl, %nd wvali run ftu dnaitta laimli maw iimml and character ro|N»rUnl Olvmina. Aiinl 1". jam. W anted—Salesmen. l oml mid I ratrllH| I*l I ft'pfi■••■l't lillf HI II kliii*n IIIMIM \ i need iio i a|*if a I »«|»rrariil a f i«» o>at « a> ranta niir«* '* »(••• * ftr.i riw.. at»d ' iiaim \% «»rl» mII lh« War. !»•■• p" month » • tlia right ntati Appi* »|u «fc . mating a*« Ul mi - 4 hi Wrwrth'i l'Un»t* V*4»a>i M 1 v ,u ' Tina i.tMoo* a reapot.ai I le Ai'fii t4 im i* WESTSIDE MILL CO., Matitdat t '"< r . f Hcugh and Dressed Lumber, Sash. I'iN.ra, Nm • i • no*tit I I «11 • si. iitat I* • t" »• ta *'ti* I Ki'.iim'r* Ki.'i, iin''l ul JM >k * * ks • j City titli- • r«Mtrtli * In ir« •• • i Mim i No. || Mil 1% •at• •' *ini ■•» t« « i I.oil • '«■ Collections Made vltV II 111 I.' XN' ■ ill \\ I I I i IV , 6FAI. &im: insihinii >..j IMN\ II I Altl'KN I I It A lv'., 'J-N 1.'1.1 f ~1. Mam Wrii'l. |M lad i tt >•• , I l« n< • lit* t-a« k .' •H I -• t •*« »i. u| >«•'. »* t, « euta «a« !• f> •• • h» ... •i.. m . t, I* •• Hi. I "i. » . • * « 'II \!* It It \ iik >I. »% .• • \l i H « "i