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•Washington -Standard A* , t . ISSUED EVEftf FRIDAY EVENING BY JOHN MILLER MURPHY, K lit.*: HID] I*r»i»rict«ir. SUIHI rtpl ion Halt**. lVr \ » tr. In $2 (JO *• " i! imt *iri<tlv in a«t --\ diicp 2 5f Six months. m aiiviiiH'f 1 00 A«1 vt*rii*i njj UalcN. nut- >• j u;ir«' JUT year F!2 «0 • « ** |ht ((Uiirtpr 400 One H«niare,«»ii#* insertion ... 1 M • • •• insertion*.. <>o Advert iMiiir. four ««|iiares or upward by the v. ar, al lilieral rates. ].♦• r ;il iiotn-is will bo rham.-d to tlie attorney "i "llhs-r authorizing their inser tion. .. . Aitvertiseineiits sent Irom a distance, and transient notices must tie aeeoinpan ied hv the cash. Announcements of marriages, births and deaths inserted Iree. ohitnarv notices, resolutions of respect and other articles which do not possess a general interest will ho inserted at one hall the raU s for busiiicssadvertiseinents. arils. Capital National Bank, l)F OI.YMI'JA, WASII. Capital, ... - SIOO,OOO. j Surplus, $50,000. President ■ Tit-Vsl'u Vice President— ~ i Lsiren Cashier W.J. t-OattK DtriECTons. Flt Brown. I.otiig Bcttman, J It. Pattison. N. 11. Ouiiißß, O. C. White, Ueu. A. Barnes t:. J. Lord. Transact" a general bankins: bnainem. For elan and domestic cxchatiite bought and sold Telegraphic transfers made on all principal cities. Collections a specialty. Jan 1. i'.r.U FRED W. CARLYON, JEWELER ANID OPTICIAN All kinds of repairing done and warranted. All articles bought engraved upon. Eye® Tested Free of Churgc. UfAilTCn A REPRESENTATIVE WAN I tils for our Family Treasury. the greatest book ever otYered to the pub lic. A CHRISTMAS PRESENT for both old and young. , , . Our coupon system, which we use in selling this jircal work, enables each pur chaser to get the book FREE, so every one purchases. For his first week's work one agent s profit is SIOB. Another $l3O. A lady lias just cleared sl2u for her first week's work Write for particulars, and if you can bfuin at one© send $1 tor outfit. We give you exclusive territory, anil pay larpe coin missions on the sales of sub-agents. Write at once for Hie agency for your county. , Address all communications to RAND, McNAI.LY <fc COt, Chicago. THE STRINGER HOUSE. Union Bloek, East Fourth Street Large and Well-Ventilated NICELY FURNISHED ROOMS. New and easy of aeeesn, because on the atreet ! car line. Terms, an low a* conaiatent with goou service. GOOD RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION. W. M. STRINGER, Prop. Formerly of tht Jefferson Motel. IN YOUR OWN INTEREST NOTE CAREFULLY . Flower, Mit and Field SEEDS! Of utaudard varieties, northern grown, and TE STED Without the trouble or delay of Bending away. MARR & ROSS, Acme Drug Store. Oppnaite the Court-house. Can supply all Your wants iu that liue at eastern prices. t£i R. J. PRICKMAN, Artistic Tailor, IS SHOW INO A BEAUTIFUL LIKE OF SUODS, Both standard and novel. MAIN ST.. 11F.T. FIFTH AND SIXTH HOBART G. HAGIN, ATTORNEY i* COUNSELOR AT LAW. Manager of Thuiston County Abstract, WILLIAMS BLOCK. Oiympia, Wash., Oct. 6.1893. If THE BIVOUAC MONTKSANO, WASH. J as. As Kelly, Pro. The beat of wiuca, liquors and cigars con stantly on hand. M. A. ROOT, ATTORNEY t COUNSELOR AT LAW. Court House Building, Olyinpia, Wash. n'.ijiMtf Court House Lawn Grass SEED. Would you grow a beautiful lawn ? Then net the Mint' lawu mixture iimml ou our Court* hoube luvwi. from €'• WANSI, Corner l-ourih hum \NnM»m*tou. March s. lnso- 1 m _ ' tiie new OLYMPIA THEATER For Rent on Reasonable Terms. Apply to JOHN MUL E KMCK.'HY. er SCIENCE AND FARMING. Tlie laricly o I liitiirmulloii Sup. piled l>> lit)* Agricultural Depart ■lien I. The growing importance ami dignity of the Department of Agriculture is ilue largely to the intimate connection which it maintains with a large class of the population. It is commonly supposed that the Department has been so much broadened of late years the addition of the Weather Bureau being a noticeable instance, that its clientage is much more extended than merely those whose occupation is that of farming. The distribution of seeds is an illustration in point. The farm ers are, of course, expected to reap the main advantages from having placed at their disposal, free of cost, a variety of seeds. The fact is, however, that every householder who has a little patch of garden has as much right to the pack ages of seed as if he tilled acres. The seed distribution has reached such en ormous proportions that a vigorous ef fort is being made to bring it down within what is regarded as reasonable limits. The present Secretary es timates that since the beginning of the system of seed distribution, lifty-four years ago, there has been expended over three millions of dollars, an average of nearly sixty thousand each year. It is now the intention to furnish only those varieties of seeds which have boen tested and which havebcen found to be suitable for cultivation in the various sections of the country. The ordinary, varieties are not to be provided by the government free of ex pense. This change is largely due to the establishment of the agricultural experiment stations which are scatter ed throughout the country. At these local points all sorts of experiments can he made in regard to soil and the adaptability of seeds and plants to the conditions of local climate. In fact, the activity of the Depart ment, on these practical lines, is a striking phase of its extensive opera tions. Take, for instance, what is be ing done in the examination of food preparations. The adulteration of various articles of food has been such a crying evil that there has been a general demand for some ofhcial super vision. State laws have united with National laws in accomplishing good results. A marked improvement is found in the system of canning goods so that poison from lead tops is of rare occurrence, and a better quality of tin is used for the cans. More care is exercised in the use of the various acids employed for the preservation of the goods. The amount of information that has been disseminated from the Depart ment of Agriculture in regard to canned goods alone has practically brought an entire change in the method of carrying on the business, and has contributed materially to the health of the people. A similar reform may be noted in such articles of com mon use as tea, and coffee, and chocolate, and flour, spices, &c. The inspection of meat should not be overlooked. This system applies not only to meatintended for domestic consumption, but to the products for direct export. The microscopic in spection has been made- especially rigid. Information as to the best means of preventing the ravages of destructive insects is furnished freely to the public, and great assistance as well as a sating of money has resulted to the farmers of the country. The extend of the in formation which is supplied by the bulletins of the Department can hard ly be appreciated by any one who has not looked into the matter carefully. Everything that effects growing plants in all the stages has been made the subject of careful investigation, even the habits of birds and animals destructive to plants having been studied, and their geographical dis tribution has been pointed out. In this way the farmer is enabled to form a judgment as to the character of the crops most likely to succeed. In fact, if all the information that is made available is acted upon by the farmers, they ought to be well equipped for practical work. Perhaps, more over, the Agricultural Department scientists are fond of using unfamiliar language, and perhaps their style is not lively and interesting, and hence the bulletins are not read and studied as generally as their distribution might imply. Every man doing business in any town should have a card in the local papers, even if it is only $5 or f 0 a year. Hundred of papers are scattered each week all over the country, far beyond the confines of the locality or county wherein they are printed. Teople in the East particularly take a great in terest in Washington and Washington towns. If a Washington paper falls into their hands they examine it all over, read everything, advertisements and all, and count up liow many black j smith shops, wagon shops, grocery stores, dry goods stores, shoemakers' and harness shops, agricultural im- j plenaent stores, hardware stores, jewelerv stores, butcher shops, secret societies, etc., there are, and then and there form an opinion of the town and its business. If they see only a few scattering home advertisements, the Tbe l.ood of Advertising. J*pace filled up with foreign " ads." and tlie editor " squealing" for wood, vegetables etc., and forever dunning delihijtient subscribers, tlie opinion formed of such a town is not very flattering. By advertising in their local papers merchant)* gain a double object. They bring their own wares prominently before the people and also build up a good credit for the town. SHE DEFIED THE COURT. Uusn'l Unlng in Tell Her Age to Pleu.e Anybody on liurlli. Detroit Free Press. The unmarried woman of uncertain age was on the witness stand, and the Prosecuting Attorney, for some reason, was disposed to nag her. " I believe," be said, " that you gave your name as Miss Mary Ilowitly, un married?" " I did," she replied stubbornly. " And what is your age?" " I decline to answer." " But the court wishes to know." '• It's none of the court's business," snapped the witness. The judge became intent on the in stant. " What's that, madam?" he asked sharply. " I said, your honor, that it is none of the court's business what my age is." " The witness will answer the ques tion," frowned the judge. " The witness will do nothing of the kind," replied the lady. " The court insists," said the judge. "And why?" asked the witness. " Will I tell the truth with any less impartiality, whether I am twenty or seventy?" The judge wag thinking of a Fitting answer when the prosecutor put in: " May it please the court," he said severely, " this is contempt, and should be punished accordingly." The witness smiled most exnsperat ingly. " May it please the court," she said, iu close imitation of the prosecutor, "you may tine me for contempt if you wish but it will not make me answer. Your honor and the gentleman who asks me the question are elected to the oflices which you fill by the people, and you are both willing to be elected again. Imprison me if you wish, I shall not answer; but I will say to both of you, now, that when the pub lic know you have punished a woman for refusing to tell her age, you will never be elected to otliee again in a thousand years. Women have some rights that are bound to be respected, and public sentiment has accorded us this one. So there." The judge looked down at the pros ecutor and the prosecutor looked up at the judge, and the question was passed, Beware mi Fruit skins. With regard to the eating of fruit an important caution must be given : Fruit skins carry germs, and are no more intended for human sustenance than potato skins, melon rinds or pea pods. The bloom of the peach is a luxuriant growth of microbes; that of grape only less so; and when these skins are taken into the stomach they find most favorable conditions for their lively and rapid development which causes the decay of the fruit before it is possible to digest it. This is the reason many persons think they cannot eat raw fruit. If they would in all cases discard the skin they could derive only good from the fruit itself. Nature provides the skin for the pro tection of the fruit from the multitude of germsj which are ever ready to at tack it, as is evidenced when the skin is bruised or broken in any way. The microbes at once begin their work of decay, and the fruit is unfit for food. Children are the chief oll'enders in re spect to this rule, and should be care fully watched and frequently cau tioned. A daintiness as to the condi tion of fruit should also be cultivated, to prevent its being eaten unripe, or too old, on the verge of decay. Re member that it is sweet and ripe fruit, in prime condition only, that is re commended. In the Time of Ike Caudle. All the Year Rouurt. 11l domestic lighting for nearly the first half of the present century can dles held almost undisputed sway. Old stagers may yet recall the dimly lighted parlor, the fire burning softly in the twilight, where the elders kept blind man's holiday. The bell is rung and Mary brings in candles, a pair of molds in tall brass candlesticks, bright ly polished, with snuffers on a tray, a sharp-beaked snuffers of steel, with jaws that opened and shut with a snap, and something sinister in their ap pearance. There were plated candlesticks and snuffers, too, for occasions of state, with silver branches that suggested the spoils of Jerusalem. Hut there was also a lamp—a stately edifice of bronze that towered over the family circle at times, and shed a generous and genial light when so inclined. But what a demon it was to smoke and smell! And it would burn, when it consented to burn at all, nothing but the very finest sperm oil at a fabu | lous price per gallon. 1)r. BUlock, the Walla Walla pom. ologist, has SCO acres in orchard, with 57,000 fruit trees. Nearly all are i in bearing. e lXew to the Line. Let tlie Chips Lall "Where tliey May." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON: FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 11195. THE ACCOMMODATING MAN tail likewise (he .flan Who Was Willing to lie Arronimoduied. Chicago Dispatch. The persistence of some people in asking small favors, trivial in them selves, the granting of which is at times excessively annoying, was amusingly illustrated in the experi ence of a well-known resident of Au burn I'ark. This gentleman took tlie train at bis usual hour and settled himself comfortably in bis corner to read bis paper when an acquaintance strolled in and sat beside him. " By Jove!" exclaimed the acquaint ance. " I'm awfully glad-to. haye met you. Let me have a pipe of that excellent tobacco you are smoking." The Auburn Parker of course im mediately banded over bis pouch to the acquaintance, and the acquaint ance at once filled his pipe. lie then neatly divided what was left of the fragrant weed, and, putting tine por tion in his pocket, returned the pouch to its owner. This was somewhat of a shock to the Auburn l'arker, who would not have taken such a liberty with his friend's tobacco pouch for the world. However, there was a greater shock yet in store for him. As the conductor cante up the acquaintance exclaimed just as the Auburn Parker drew out his commutation ticket: "Let him punch two out of that, will you? I've come away this morn ing in a hurry and forgot my ticket." This staggered the Auburn Parker some more, but he is possessed of a fund of good nature, and he accept ed the explanation and the situation like a gentleman, and the two fares were accordingly punched front the ticket. Half way to the city the pipes were smoked out, and the Auburn Parker drew what the acquaintance had left him of his tobacco from his |>ocket with the intention of refilling his bowl. Having done this, he was about to return it to his pocket when the acquaintance grabbed it, saying jocularly: " You deserve to have your tobacco stolen, old man, you smoke such duced good stuff. How much do you pay for that a pound?" The Auburn Parker explained that he was in moderate circumstances, and that hitherto he had purchased it by the ounce. He added sarcastically that in the future he intended to buy it in larger quantities, but the remark was apparently lost on the acquaint ance, who chipped in with : " I wish you would. Do you take the 7 :lf> regularly?" Arrived at the station, the Auburn Parker decided to shake the fellow, and surmising that a man of the ac quaintance's makeup would never pay a nickle out for car-fare he announced that he would ride to the olfice that morning. The acquaintance said he had a level head utul followed him into the car. There was one seat vacant, and he pushed past the Auburn Park man and dropped into it, leaving that gen tleman standing holding on to a strap in a dazed condition. As the conductor came along the Auburn Parker drew a dime from his pocket and held it out to the myrmi don of the company, at the same lime raising one finger. " Make it two!" said the acquaint ance, and the victim shut his eyes, while the cars commenced to whirl round and round. The car arrived at Fifth avenue, and the two got ofi'. "Which way are you going?" in quired the acquaintance. "North," stammered the Auburn Parker, whose senses were fast leaving him. " That's my way too. Have you got a chew of tobacco?" T1 e Auburn Parker had one left, and the acquaintance took it. When they reached Madison street, the latter stopped. " Far as I go," he said cheerfully, " Goodbye." "Wait a moment," replied the other. " You've forgotten something. My wife put me up a nice little lunch this morning. Won't you eat it?" The acquaintance dropped the par cel into his coat pocket and went off whistling. The Auburn Parker stood for a moment on the windy corner, and taking ojf his hat made a profound obeisance in the direction of the re treating figure. "Well, I'm cither a natural bom fool, or, by Jove, he hypnotized me." An Ingenious Process. New York Lcdscr. Harnessing the forces of nature to one's chariot is by 110 means a new thing, but every now and then there is some new application of existing methods that awakens our enthusiasm and enchains our interest. It became necessary to sink a shaft in a coal mine in Belgium, but the existing difficulties seemed almost insurmount able. Directly in the way there was a.very thick and heavy <|uicksand, and in addition a great body of water that could not be controlled by ordi nary means. It was therefore de cided to freeze a large bulk of the sand and water, and in this way pre pare a medium through which to tun nel. This was accomplished by tbe use of large pipes, closed at the lower ends. These were sunk to the re quired depth, and were placed suffi ciently close together for the purpose and in a line surrounding the space to be frozen. Inside of these, smaller pipes, open at both ends, were placed, and into them chloride of magnesium was forced. This ran through the lower end of the inner tube and rose in the space between the two tubes. Gradually the surrounding quicksand and water froze until it could be cut away like rock. Tlie circumference of the frozen space was about eighteen f jet. RIGHT TO SHOOT BURGLARS Some I.ale Court Decisions About the Defense of Property. The right of a householder to shoot at a fleeing burglar has been discussed recently in several newspapers and legal periodicals. A correspondent of the London Times says he saw burglars escaping from liis bouse after stealing some plate, and he tired two shots after them. Later in the night he met one of the burglars and secured some of the stolen silver. He would then have shot at the burglar running away with remaining booty if be bad not left bis revolver at home. The correspondent afterward doubt ed whether he had the legal right to use his weapon when the burglar was running away, and he consulted two or three judges who were his friends. He was advised that he might shoot a burglar fleeing in the dark to prevent his escape from arrest. In an English court recently a house-holder was tried for assault on the complaint of a self-confessed bur glar, whom he discovered in his kitch en and whom he shot in the body. The burglar in bis testimony appeared to think that the householder took an unfair advantage in tiring from a dark room into the kitchen, where the thief was pursuing his occupation by candle light. The judge, however, directed an acquittal. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of man slaughter in the case of a Waj'nesburg citizen who shot and killed a thief as he was leaving his stable. The bur glar had stolen a part of a set of har ness from the stable on a previous night, and had promised to deliver the rest of it to an intending purchaser, and so returned to the stable to com plete the theft. The citizen called on the thief to stop, and tired a shot in the air. The thief turned and seized the household er, who then again discharged the revolver, indicting a fatal wound. A Pennsylvania jury on some pecul iar theory convicted the defendant, hut the supreme court intimated that he had a right to pursue and arrest the thief. Have* Her Pork. The Calhoun (Ga.) Timet says that when Sherman's blue-coated legions came (touring through the Snake Creek Gap and down the railroad from I>alton, there was a mighty hustling around among the people of Gordon county. There were but few men there and they were mostly old and intirm. There were a few boys and negroes, a few cattle and sheep and other things to eat. Everybody knew it was good-by world and turnip patch with every thing of any value which remained exposed to the swarming Yankees, and the necessity of hiding and saving everything valuable suggested to the ready minds of the house-wives many peculiar schemes and strategies. One lady had a fine lot of well-cured pork hanging in the smokehouse. Well she knew how swiftly it would disappear when once the Yankees found it. What could she do? It was out of the question to hide it. She must save it in some way. If the meat should be taken away from her she saw nothing but starvation ahead. After much trouble though she de vised a plan. When she learned that the Yankees were nearing her home she had the pork taken down and thrown into the front yard. She then sprinkled over each piece some soda and damp tlour. The soda soon took on a kind of corroding, greenish look. Soon the yard was full of blue coats. They looked at the powdered pork long, but suspiciously. " What's the matter with this meal?" they asked. " I do not know," replied the lady. " The rebels were here last Highland fixed it up." If each piece had been soaked in strychnine tbe Yankees would not have been more careful to let it alone. Dou'l Trim Your Postal turds. It is ruled by the postal authorities that any reduction in the size of a postal card by clipping, rounding oH the corners or otherwise, will subject the receiver of the card to a charge of one cent on delivery. This makes the cost of the po.»lal card equivalent to letter postage. Many persons enclose postal cards to corresjiondents in en velopes too small, and imagine that a little clipping won't make any differ ence. A JAPANESE junk containing a cargo of beeswax and candles is said to have been unearthed in the sand of an Arizona valley, 280 miles front the Pacific. FOUR HOUSEHOLD FAMILIARS. What nay Be Doae With Salt, Vinegar, Kerosene and Ammo nia. Salt on the lingers when cleaning fowls, meat or fish, will prevent slip ping. Salt thrown on a coal lire when broiling steak will prevent blazing j from the dripping fat. Salt as a gargle will cure soreness of the throat. Salt in solution, inhaled, cures cold in the head. Salt in water is the best to clean willowware and matting. Salt in the oven under baking line i will prevent their scorching on the j bottom. Salt puts out a lire in the chimney. Salt anil vinegar will remove stains front discolored teacups. Salt and soda are excellent for bee stings anil spider bites. Salt thrown on soot which lias fal- len on the carpet will prevent stain, Salt put on ink when freshly spilled on a carpet will help in removing the spot. Salt in whitewash makes it stick. Salt thrown on a coal tire which is low will revive it. Salt used in sweeping carpets keeps out moths.' Vinegar will " set" dubious greens and blues in ginghams. Vinegar is an antidote fur poison ing by alkalies. Vinegar will brighten copper. Vinegar and brown pa|>er will heal bruises or " black eye." Vinegar and sugar will make a good stove polish. Vinegar and salt will strengthen a lame back. Vinegar used to wash the wall be fore papering will help the paper to stick. Vinegar for soaking lamp wicks makes a brilliant light. Kerosene simplifies laundry work. Kerosene in starch prevents its sticking. Kerosene is a good counter irritant. Kerosene will remove rust from bolts and bars. Kerosene will remove fresh paint Kerosene will remove tar, Kerosene cleans brass, but it should bt afterwards wiped with dry whiting. A solution of ammonia cleanses sinks and drain pipes. Ammonia takes finger marks from paint. Ammonia in dishwater brightens silver. Ammonia in water keeps flannels soft. Ammonia is good in washing lace and tine muslin. Ammonia cleanses hair brushes. Ammonia bleaches yellow flannels. Ammonia brightens windows and looking glasses. How a Nation Apologizes. In the event of Spain's apologizing for the Alliance affair the question has arisen as to what form the apology will take. In diplomatic usage an ex pression of regret is often accompanied by an offer to salute the flag of the country to which an international dis courtesy has been given. This was the course of the United States in salut ing the French flag in 1855 and the Brazilian Hag in 1800. In the former case the French Hag was saluted as a mark of apology for an indignity against the French Con sul at San Francfsco. Mr. Marcy, the then Secretary of State, first offered to make the apology by saluting the Hag on a French man-of-war stopping at San Francisco. Count De Sartiges, the French Minister at Washington, asked in addition that when the con sular Hag at San Francisco was re hoisted it should receive a salute. This was declined by Mr. Marcy. France was not satisfied, but after some months the French Government agreed to accept as sufficient satisfac tion an expression of regret by the Government of the United States, coupled with provision that "when a French national ship or squadion shall appear in the harbor of San Francisco the usual authorities there, military or naval, will salute the na tional flag borne by such ship or squadron with a national salute, and the French ship or squadron whose Hag is thus saluted will return the sa lute gun for gun." The salute to the Hag was thus given, and with such apology the incident closed. In ISGO the United .States sent a man-of-war to Brazil for the express purpose of an offering apology by firing a salute to the Brazilian flag. The Uni ted States had seized the Confederate ship Floiida at Bahia, Brazil, thus violating the neutrality laws. Mr. Seward, then Secretary of State, an nounced a pur pose to make fully apology, including the dismissal of the United States Consul at Bahia, who advised the attack, the court martial of the United States naval commander who committed the offense and a salute to the Bra ilizan ting. The last feature of the apology was executed with much ceremony on the very spot where Brazilian neutrality had been in vaded. In the Yirginius case the United States demanded a salute of our flag as a part of the apology from Spain, but the salute was afterward waived on its appearing that the papers of the ! Yirginius were based on a false afli- I davit. Tlie oilicial salute of the United ' States to foreigners is made up of aa many shots as there are States in the ; Union. The salute to the President by the Heet is a fixed number of i twenty-one guns. Should Spain sa lute our flag It would probably be by the tiring of twenty-one guns. SHOALWATER BAY OLD-TIMERS. The Kan Francisco Demand for the Oysters of Wlllapu Bay. W. C. Doane of San Francisco is one of the heavy stockholders of an oyster company on Willapa bay. On a recent visit to that section the South Bend Juurnul asked Mr. Doane if bis company had any intention of plant ing eastern oysters on their grounds in Wi'lapa bay should they secure title to them. " No; we have no more intention of doing that than you have. There is now a greater demand for the native oyster than can be supplied' and the cultivation of the Willapa bay oysters will prove more profitable. There is a certain class of people in San Francisco, mostly French, which will have no other. Should the east ern oyster, when transplanted here ( acquire a special flavor, that would be a different matter." Mr. Doane used to be mail carrier in 1801 between Oyslerville and Willapa, when the mail route between Astoria and Olympia was via the peninsula> Willapa bay, and across the summit by trail, lie is full of interesting reminiscences of old times here. " I was first attracted to this sec lion by my uncle, a missionary, who told me that the best country he had ever seen was around Shoalwater bay. ' Why,' he said, ' nearly every man down there has a long buckskin bag filled with twenties.' I reached here with hardly a dollar in my pocket. In those days oysters were worth $8 per basket in San Francisco, and the first Shoalwater bay oysters sold in San Francisco brought $32 for a champagne basketful. It was also estimated at that time that one barrel of whisky, properly doctored, would buy a schooner load of oysters front the In diana. "My father," said Mr. Uoane, " es tablished the first fish trap in the waters of Massachusetts, and I guesa I was the owner of the first fish trap in Washington. It was located near the mouth of the Snohomish river. The Indians laughed at us when we were putting it in and told us the sal mon were no fools and knew enough to keep out of such a trap, but their eyes did stick out when the salmon commenced io run. The trap was a failure, financially, though. That was leng before there was a salmon cannery anywhere on the Sound or Columbia river, and we could only salt the fish down. A freshet finally carried the trap out into the Sound, and that was the end of my trap fishing." HOW THE SNOW STOPS BULLETS. Remarkable Results at Short Range With the Powerful Lebel Rifle. Some of the officers of the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth regiment of the line, in the French army, sta tioued at Auxrillac, conceived the idea of making experiments on the pene trative effects of the Lebel rifle in or dinary snow, says the New York World. They made the experiments, aud the results took their breath away. Firing from a distance of only ICO feet at masses of snow raised on the riHe ranges at Ombrado and Buis, the rifle men found that their projectiles stopped when they were but five feet deep in the target. That five feet of snow should stop a Lebel riHe ball was past belief, yet there was the result. There were the riflemen; there was the ball, hurled from the muzzle with a velocity attainable only in the mod ern breech loading high power firearm —and there it was again, just five feet deep in a mass of soft snow. A bullet front the same riHe at this distance has crashed through a tree three aud one-half feet in diameter. Here is the theory of the French of ficers. It will serve for the present, and may he the true explanation. They think the rifle hall gets " hailed up," just as a horse's hoofs do, only it it is all done in the fraction of a sec ond. Entering the snow as it does with a high speed and the spinning motion due to rifling, it collects the particles about it and drives them hack until the accumulated mass stops its flight. We may yet see the armies of Europe building snow forts. - •♦— - i:nar on lien*. On the subject of hens a hoy writes: "liens is curious animals. They don't have no nose, nor no teeth, nor no ears. They swallow their whittles whole and chew it up in their crops inside of 'em. The outside of hens is generally put inter pillers and inter feather dusters. The inside of a hen is sometimes tilled with marbles and shirt button anil such. A lien is very much smaller than a good many other animals, but they'll dig up more cabbage plants that: any thing that ain't a hen. Hens is very useful to lay eggs for a plum pudding. Skinny Bares eat so much plum pudding once that it sent him into the collery. Hens has got wings and can fly when they get scart. I cut Uncle William's hen's head off with a hatchet and it scart her to death. Hens sometimes make very line spring chickens.'' CONGREGATIONS HYPNOTIZED. I The Cause of Sleep During Sermons t:\~plaliied In u Sew AVay. Pitt.-burg Dispatch I have a scientilie explanation of the i somnolence which overtakes people in j church. I used to think that it was j the duliness of the sermon which pro j voked the sleep of the congregation. 1 One remembers the actor who gave a private reading of his play to a com pany of his friends, and when he was done asked their opinion. At last, when one began to speak, the play wright interrupted: "You can have no opinion ; you were asleep." "Ah !" replied the critic, "do you not know that sleep is an opinion?" And sleep is certainly an opinion, and not an especially flattering one. " But it may not mean that the sermon is really dull. I have seen people sleep in church under all man ner of circumstances, and in the hear ing of the most admirable preachers, preaching the most eloquent sermons. I saw a man asleep when Mr. Spurgeon preached. Mr. Moody lias often called out to have a window opened to wake up a somnolent member of his aud ience. Canon Knox-Little is account ed a preacher of more than usual earnestness and power, yet I remem ber once in Worcester seeing a minis ter, clad in surplice and stole and seated in the chancel, go straight to sleep while the canon preached, disre garding the eyes of the congregation. And once when Mr. Gore delivered a sermon in that great ahbey were he is now canon, people who sat in my neighborhood went to sleep in shoals. "No, my theory is that most times when the congregation sleeps during the sermon they are simply hypno tized. For, consider the situation. Most of the conditions which the hypnotist desires are present. There is a dim and subdued light in the room; the atmosphere is somewhat close, the temperature is high; some where behind the speaker, in a posi tion which compels the eyes of the congregation, is a jej of gas or a sharp gleam of electricity, Into which they look as the sermon proceeds; and the preacher goes on and on in a gentle and monotonous voice, and down and up, like a mother's lullaby; and be hold, our eyelids are pressed down our will by soft, invisible fingers, and everything is deliciously vague and far away, and suddenly people stand up with an awakening sound about m, and the preacher is pronouncing the ascription at the end of liis sermon, during whose wise and eloquent para graphs we have huiniliatingly slept. This is hypnotic sleep. And it is the fault not only of the preacher, but of the whole construction of our ill venti lated and absurdly lighted churches. THE MANUFACTURE OF WILD MEN Cblldreu Kidnapped lu China ;and Transformed Into a Brutal Condi tion. There are many curious trades in thfe world, but the most strange must surely be the " artificial manufacture of wild men." Yet a well-known English doctor in China has just certi fied from his own personal experience that this art is regularly practiced in the Flowery kingdom, says the Phila delphia Times. First a youth is kiduapped, then bit by bit he is flayed alive, and the skin of a dog or bear grafted piece by piece upon him. His vocal chords are nex destroyed by the action of charcoal to make him dumb, and the double pur pose of causing "etiolation" of the skin and utter degredation of the mental faculties is effected by keepiug him immured in a perfectly dark hole for a number of years. In fact, by treating him like brute for a sufficient ly long time he is made into one. At last he is exhibited to the entire ly credulous Chinese as a wild man of the woods, and his possessors reap a rich harvest. The priests, it seems, are adepts at the art. When a kidnaper, however, is caught by the people he is torn to pieces, and when the authorities get him they torture him and promptly behead him. Such is life under the rule of the Son of Heaven. WANTS TO CONVERT THE POLICE Work 3lri. Kullliigtou Ikoolli l« Slow Doing In New York. It is whispered that hundreds of New York policemen may soon be marching up Broadway 011 their days off, beating bass drums, jingling tam bourines, carrying bright flags, and singing the enchanting gongs of the Salvation Army, says the New York Commercial Advertiser. Mrs. Ballington Booth, wife of the com mander of the Salvation forces quar tered in the United States, has started an active crusade for the conversion of the entire metropolitan police force. She hopes to have tt - in all enrolled in the army in time l,- participate in the next autumn maueuv<rs. Already the Salvation Army lias converted one policeman, lie has enlisted in one of the New York battalions, and drills with his comrades at the relig ious meetings. A picture of him as he stands reading the War Cry is 1 printed in a current issue of the inter esting military paper, ft is proposed to enlist the police in every large city in the country, «nd to form a special military body of tliem to be known as the " Police Division of the Salvation Army." WHOLE M..1IBKI! l.m President, <'«»),,, vi*" U '.'' s - L " • "vrntxuM V lee I resident. A., t. ...hler, JOIN r. oowkv. r. M ,M,wt.Y. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of OtVMPia. DUIIIITOI. A General Banking Business Transacted •S|M'cial attention paid loColleeii ,im. Tel egraphic transfers of money. Capital, . hkhi.inmi Surplus, ... so.imni DIBECTOR3. K. P. FKKKV. T. M, IIF.FI" W. Mc.MK'KKS. A A. l'llll.l.lPS. J'lllN F. now KV. Olympia, March I ), |via DALLY TIMJS CABD. OLVMI'I.t, TACOMA AMI SEATTLE M7E S. 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Our great succexx Lax given rixa C OMPoI ND OWiahN, avoid disappoint uieut and lows of inonev by sending to P,'!, R 5 , B T;* I "i KV 4 PALKN. l'.» Arch .tree!, Philadelphia. p«„ nan Fran, lac, Cal., Tunmiu Canada. an:i,l PT. TOWNSEND - SOUTHERN RAILROAD. OLYMPIA DIVISION*. Time Card ft. 13. Tilting effect 7 00 i. in. Feb. Jr., law.. N°- s I.elect olvmpii 11:10 p. m "01 l.eiYei oljrmpu 2:40 p. m 5!°.« Arrive Olympis liiJOp. m. No. 4 Arrive Olyupli 4:Mp. m. Triini ruu every diy. miking eloie coatee tloni it Tenioo wilU N. I*. trilai aorth «nd •oath. The ilmrte.t and <|uieke.t roate tram Olympic to Portiind. A. A. BOOTH, A let Snpt. C. J. SMITH, B. V. Bl'ffil, Oen'l Min'gr. Geo. Supt To be Sold. 36 Lots, 145 by 60 Feet twenty nloutr*' walk of the corner of * oarth and Main street*. olympis, it SoO PER LOT. Also 10 acref of land equally near tli* busine.ts center of the t ajutai City, at #BOO PER ACRE. Imjaireat the WtsiM.Vuro* St.xn.Kli ußire. D. S. B. HENRY, II S. DEPUTY SURVEYOR lUildanrei Stslh Nlreet, Mwai'a Adtll tlon (o OlyiU|ila, Utah. SURVKYINU of Ml I kinds |»r* *lll |»t I v nt tended to. The rc-«*MtahlishmK of old Government line* a miksmmU v. Towimiu i surveyed and platted. Railroad* located, ind levels run for drains. l.aiuU exam ined and character re|>orted. Olvmnia. Ai»ril in. IHII4. \Vaiite<l~Sale.siiien, l.otul and Tra%ellii|f 'I'O reprenevit our wellktioun N •*» I need 110 capital to represent a fit m that war rHiitu nursery stock first el mm- mud true to mum*. Work all Hat* Irar. slw l ,rr month !«• the n»jUt mun. Apple -juuk. *utui>; 1.. 1.. M A V > A CO. .\irimaea. FUruti aid x,iuu Tliio In mite is re»|H>nsiMe April 14. imi. t* Collections Made rL'lti.lt: \NI> l ONNKYAV IN-, EE.ll, ESTATE, ISSUIINCE cad LOWS. C. II CAKPKNTKK .V CO.. Ustiefirilf it" >Uiii Street. S* - $!•» Htiil yj" 1 ..•nunc I'kMifrdomto Hi II • only live reiitnenrli; |ltw and s"hi lln teu cent* enrh. .'-i»r"l .*«•• «mil ahinplastvr* fmi < eilt* eneli. §1 Mild f - hill* IS rent* en« h. s ilt m*i'lire 1 v *«-al«*<l 011 r«Tel|.t • f price. Addle-*. ("HAS. It H VKkKK. Mnt Atlanta, tin WESTSIDE MILL CO., Manufacturer of Rough and Dressed Lumber, Sash, Door*. Nail*. Cement I.line. Lath*. Miiuitle*. Pit kef*, etc Katimate* Furuianed ou}Mi'l Worn of, ali kilo! City (idler— Fourth afreet bridge. telephone No. 11. Mill West Ulvmpia. telephone No. J. i! v.