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Washington standard. [volume] (Olympia, Wash. Territory) 1860-1921, April 12, 1895, Image 1

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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.
Capital National Bank,
Capital, ... - SIOO,OOO. j
Surplus, $50,000.
President ■ Tit-Vsl'u
Vice President— ~ i Lsiren
Cashier W.J. t-OattK
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
All kinds of repairing done and warranted. All
articles bought engraved upon.
Eye® Tested Free of Churgc.
WAN I tils for our Family Treasury.
the greatest book ever otYered to the pub
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
Union Bloek, East Fourth Street
Large and Well-Ventilated
New and easy of aeeesn, because on the atreet !
car line. Terms, an low a* conaiatent with goou
Formerly of tht Jefferson Motel.
Flower, Mit and Field
Of utaudard varieties, northern grown, and
Without the trouble or delay of Bending away.
Acme Drug Store.
Oppnaite the Court-house. Can supply all
Your wants iu that liue at eastern prices. t£i
Artistic Tailor,
Both standard and novel.
Manager of Thuiston County Abstract,
Oiympia, Wash., Oct. 6.1893. If
J as. As Kelly, Pro.
The beat of wiuca, liquors and cigars con
stantly on hand.
Court House Building, Olyinpia, Wash.
Court House Lawn Grass
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
For Rent on Reasonable Terms.
Apply to JOHN MUL E KMCK.'HY. er
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
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
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
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
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
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
" 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
" What's that, madam?" he asked
" I said, your honor, that it is none
of the court's business what my age
" 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
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
" 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
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
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
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."
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
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
" 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>
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
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
" 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
" 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
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.
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
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
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
What nay Be Doae With Salt,
Vinegar, Kerosene and Ammo
Salt on the lingers when cleaning
fowls, meat or fish, will prevent slip
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
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
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
Vinegar for soaking lamp wicks
makes a brilliant light.
Kerosene simplifies laundry work.
Kerosene in starch prevents its
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
Ammonia in dishwater brightens
Ammonia in water keeps flannels
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
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
twenty-one guns. Should Spain sa
lute our flag It would probably be by
the tiring of twenty-one guns.
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
"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."
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.''
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.
Cblldreu Kidnapped lu China ;and
Transformed Into a Brutal Condi
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.
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
President, <'«»),,,
vi*" U '.'' s - L " • "vrntxuM
V lee I resident. A., t. ...hler,
JOIN r. oowkv. r. M ,M,wt.Y.
A General Banking Business Transacted
•S|M'cial attention paid loColleeii ,im. Tel
egraphic transfers of money.
Capital, . hkhi.inmi
Surplus, ... so.imni
W. Mc.MK'KKS. A A. l'llll.l.lPS.
J'lllN F. now KV.
Olympia, March I ), |via
IU TO A M OlympU. «: *!a
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.►.our*. laeouia .:unrM
with bom. for shell.,n «ud K.mil-
A v Se.ttle 7::h> cm
}»2 * M Tacuma '1 A M
IJ.UO n ... Olymina | 'iu , m
P M Tncoma
Connecting with ho.it. for Sh. llen and haiml
LAnmsns; City Lock, Heattle. Commercial
lloek. laeoma. Perrivsl'a Poek, liljmi I.
F.re between Seattle and Tirema. Sal e ni.-
Til IT
California Wine Co.
Would re«pedfully Inform the eitisena or olym
pia that tbev are now prepared to »up
ply the family trade with
. i . pkhialio*
Al r.ble Claret "aland TV
Relating (While Wine) <1 uu
Port Wine—
To"«y IS
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Angelica ...... i w
California Grape liraudy 3 :m
Whiaky 211 3 .VU, aud 4 .V»
All other California winea at the very loweat
pricea. Sample room and beer hall attached,
(.oodn delivered 10 any part of the city free of
ct»*rge. J. I'l l.L£s.
1 I*9* Manager.
He weal made Siroagl
If vmi are cither Riek or dehllilaled. do not be
has wrought many wonderful cure* and ban riven
xtrength to many. We kuow thia to be true from
our own ez|>erienre of *syeate. and we are r<-adv
to furuUb abundant prool. It i» worth your while
to examine the evidence, which you cau do by
writing to us. Wewillaeud you. free of charge
our book of ;|OO pares with numi ronw testimonials,
and 1 record 1. of surprising cure?, of Asthma. Hroii
rattle, Catarrh, Consumption. Neuralgia, Nervous
I rout rat lon, Kbeumatixni and other loroi* of dis
ease and debility
Home treatment la sent out by czpreaa, to be
used at home. 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
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
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
Also 10 acref of land equally near tli* busine.ts
center of the t ajutai City, at
Imjaireat the WtsiM.Vuro* St.xn.Kli ußire.
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.
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-,
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
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.
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