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stem i.f j», l A vi«ii,l ii|>iui>in ;ts to tin
h-t tin aii- tn In- :ii 1-■ jit« I fi r-i i uring
a return of pr,-pi rity. The nspi.n-<
lift* In I N MTV gem r.» l . .IT ,• 1 :11. NIITNT
have 1M (it expected, tin' view- • \
pre-Mul are varied, but they all set in
to unite in the opinion that r< lit i lit -
iti e filial eo-opi ration in development
of the industrial enterprise* of the
State. 1 hey are hv no lm-aus unitei)
as to specific line of industry S itne
jilat •• t lieir reliance upon agriculture,
other niaiinf.iettirers, am! still others
in the development of the nuneral
products known to exist everwln re on
this coast. There is a verv m m ral
agreement, however, up, ; the propo
sition that boom times :■ e over, ami
whatever is to he attaints' must he the
result tif steady, patient labor. Iligiu
economy is enjoined; and the aban
donment of use of all luxuries and in
essentials tuiiil such time ns matters
have resumed their normal conditions.
Some of the correspondents suggest
encouragement of immigration, hut of
a class who will bring enough money
Willi them to make a fir.-t payment
upon the land they buy, or in laying
the foundations of the business they
propose to engage in. They all agree
that taxation is excessive, and it is
quite probable that the provident class
of home-seekers would inform them
selves on that point before they in
vested their hard-earned dollars where
they would have to pay such a heavy
tribute for the privilege of bringing
about conditions that might ensure
The situation in Oregon is about as
it is here, with this difference. Our
legislature removed a portion of the
burden of excessive taxation from the
shoulders of the people; Oregon did
not. That State still imposes a pen
alty of 20 per cent 011 delinquent
taxes, on an aggregate ratio of over
tfiree per cent, on city property.
The discussion and interchange of
opinion brought about by the Origon
ian will he productive of good, inas
much as the suggestions made will
doubtless unify sentiment upon the
proposition that something must be
done, done at once, and done by the
whole people, in a general effort to
encourage home industry and en
hance the value of home products.
They Spat Their Venom.
They are having lively times down
in Arkansaw, if the dispatches may be
believed. The Governor of the State
and a member of the Legislature have
heen using each others faces for spit
toons in defiance of propriety and
good taste. It seems that Representa
tive Jones, of Marion county, de
nounced Gov. Clark, as being the in-:
etigalor of certain charges of bribery
that had been made concerning the
railroad commission bill. Gov. Clark
met Jones at the Gleason hotel, after
wards and asked for a private interview
with Jones. The latter refused, hot
words followed, and in the altercation
which resulted both men spat in his
antagonist's face, but who was the
first to offer this insult accounts differ.
The Governor finally drew a pistol and
it was with considerable difficulty that
he was prevented from using it.
Gov. Clark says that he did not go to
the hotel with a view of making
trouble, but what followed was the
sequence of incidents that occurred on
the spur of the moment. It is to he
regretted that this Governor and the
doughty Solou should not have culti
vate these social amenities for which
two of the Southern State Executives
became so famous, and they might
not now he figuring in such a disgrace
ful, not to say disgusting, manifesta
tion of malice.
pian, in commenting upon the release
of Oliver and Johnson, chaiged with
adultery, on the ground that our
State has no law defining that crime,
ingenuously remarks: "What effect
this fact will have upon society, when
it becomes generally known, remains
to he seen. Its possibilities are "great
to say the least." Our contemporary
places a very low estimate on human
impulse, if it imagines that ordinary
mortals may be controlled by forms of
law when a respect for its spirit is
wanting. Those who are restrained
by fear, instead of moral principle, we
believe are so few in number that
the " possibilities," instead of being
" great," are exceedingly small. Any
other belief indicates a very low esti
mate of moral responsibility. Strange
that none of the Legislatures of the
State to date, including the last, have
done anything to correct this matter.
A TALL STORY. —That we must go
abroad to learn the news ia exempli
fied by the statement in a Maine
paper that a railroad in the State of
Washington is " built upon the top of
a forest." It says that " the tree
trunks standing near together were
sawed otf at an equal height and the
timbers for a road bed laid upon
them." Where this road is that runs
over the " top of a forest," the chroni
cler has failed to State, and had he
known that the forest trees in this
State average 200 and 300 feet in
height, he might have been a little
more careful in making such a Man
chausen-like statement. Still the
State is so large, we do not assume to
make an unqualified denial of the
existence of such a wonder. If any
body knows anything about sucn a
road we would be pleased to hear from
Blue Canyon mine disaster which
hurled 23 souls into eternity, we have
to record this week the colapse of two
large brick buildings in Wheeling, Va.,
by which six lives were lost, an explo
sion in a densely populated building 1
in New Orleans by which it was en
tirely demolished ami many persons
were killed, and the loss of the British
ship Lundrennan on the Southern
coast of Africa and the drowning of
the whole crew, except three.
Death of a Prominent Pioneer.
At: 111• •t ■. M < '.union. us Spokane,
t O >i .i -< f ilgc, one i,f the tinted pin
tiii - ' i tin- ■ a>t.dic,l at tin Sturte
v.-.i.t i. i - N- ;v \ :k . ity. mi tie
lil'Tiiiiig the t,;!i. Ill* ih. till «...
I:• 11 In art disease, and lie bad been
ile.el -• viral hour* la f.ire tin fact was
• a vercd. Mr. t anm.ii was b.iiii at
Mi'i'tnotii. 111. lie crossed the plains
to tin- eoa-t with an n\ n nil in l s f.tl,
and 1 1 1 1 uin a miner in tin' W hite
l'im rc„ o*. H vv i- :v i -incut : r a
tiii ■: < ah: •: iia ami Oregon. I'WI '.VI
V • 11 - ago lie A I lit to . ••Ilk III* , wilt r •
lii- la; I bt ail ami dei p tie- foilmkit;• ns
• f a prosperous business can ir. At
the tiun « of bi-ileatli be was I'resiih lit
of the l ank of Spokane Falls; I'resi
ih nt of the W'a-bingt in National batik ;
President of the first National bank
of J'aloiise 'ity, I'H-idi tit of the
Spokane Milling company ; President
of the Sp .kane Ifailway system, Presi
dent of the Sninpia'.tiiie ' "I 4! and < "uke
company, ami one of the principal
owners of the Spokane /,'• riVic news
paper. He was involved in the panic
i t l>sd, but had lie lived until values
increased lie would have regained all
lie had at stake, which at one time
amounted to several millions.
Mr. Cannon had been in bad health
for sometime, and was Fait on a trip
fur renewal of health. Ho leaves a
widow and several grown children,
lie has several times served as Mayor
of Spokane and IS'JO was a candidate
for the P. S. Senate, but. withdrew
from the contest on account of failing
health. His I I'H fy was shipped to
Spokane for interment.
Death of a Prominent Citizen
The sudden death of Geo. H. Heil
bron, editor of the post-Intelligencer,
illustrates the frail tenure of life held
by mortal ntan and the uncertainty as
to what moment the dread messenger
may make liia appearance. Mr. Hiel
bron was, up to the day of his death,
in his ordinary health, and the sum
mons seems to have come without the
slightest warning up to the moment of
death. He arose at 8 o'clock 011 the
fated Wednesday, the 3d inst., and
repaired to his bath room. Tfiree
quarters of an hour afterwards, he
was found in the bathtub dead. The
physicians, who were at once called,
decided that death had resulted from
Deceased was born in Boston, Mass.,
Nov. 3d, 1800. He graduated from
Harvard in 1883 and from the Boston
University Law School in 1880. Dur
ing the latter part of this course of in
struction he was connected editorially
with the Boston Globe. In the fall of
1880 he was admitted to the bar of
Sutl'olk county, Mass.
He came west in 1887, and took up
his residence at Seattle, and became
at once identified with the business
of that city. At the time of his death
ho was manager of the Guaranty Loan
and Trust Co., as well as editor of the
leading journal of the State. Hr. 11.
was married in Boston, and leaves a
wife and two children.
Some Theatrical Stars.
The Executive Committee of the
Washington Press Association were
the guests of Manager Hanna, at the
Seattle Theater, Seattle, last evening,
and witnessed the magnificent rendi
tion of Boker's romantic tragedy
"Francesca da Rimini," under the
masterly interpretation of those kings
of the thespian realm, Frederick Warde
and Louis James. It is a play that
calls into activity all the resources of
an able and conscientious actor in the
leading roles, and with the talented
support at their command it was pre.
seated under exceedingly favorable
auspices. Warde, as the hunchback,
was greeted with the most enthusias
tic applause, which found expression
in a score or more of curtain calls dur
ing the play. Warde and James did
not, however, receive all the honors so
generously bestowed. There is a little
actress in the company named Edith
Chapman, who sustained the difficult
and exacting part of " Francesca" in
a manner that carried all hearts by
storm. In fact, were the truth plaiuly
stated, she was entitled to an equal
division of the honors with those
whose reputations have become world
wide, and who accepted the ovation
as a matter of course for a tribute to
their own genius. Miss Chapman, we
predict, will attain an eminence equal
to theirs, if lime and opportunity are
The great snow-fall reported last Fri
day io Nebraska and Colorado sur
passes all precedent. The snow in the
canyons was many places from 30 to
40 feet deep, the surface being above
the telegraph poles. All travel and
traffic was suspended. Not a train ar
rived at Denver Sunday from the
blockade, and rotary snow plows were
kept busy in the effort to open com
munication. Amid the snow drifts
were found beds of sand. The body
of a sheep herder was unearthed from
one of these mounds. He had proba
bly heen frozen to death. The loss to
stock will be very large. That there is
no cloud without a silver lining is
exemplified, however, in the fact that
this unusual precipitation will proba
bly ensure abundant crops in that
drouth-stricken region next season.
IT seems that " Thank God Haz
zard," has experinced a radical change
of heart since kissing the big toe of
the Prophet at the political Mecca.
At least it would seem so from the
comments of the Seattle Review, on
that important event. It says:
" George Ilazzard has had an audi
ence with Grover Cleveland. It is
rumored that the result may be
summed up to the effect that George
now believes Grover to be the greatest
man on earth, with himself in hailing
distance of the same distinction. It
is also said that George's visual appa
ratus has improved to such an extent
lately that he can now look clear over
a Hill."
plosion of lire-damp in the Blue Can
yon mine, at Whatcom, occurred
Monday afternoon, by which the lives
of 23 human beings were sacrificed.
Six of the victims were married men,
and leave families to mourn their loss.
An Accomplished Fact.
l ite Olympic* say* that " Fdison is
holding something hack that he will
spring on the? puhiie ami astonish it to
a greater ih gne than it has yet Iteen
.i-totii-hi tl. ami ha*, - this outburst of
rontitlenei tip on the following, which
it alhrnis is a ' nth rime- of Menlo
Park's wizard:
I in ;.>► t liNii t A I'll! Y-ii v C V«HT>
f-.'ii. tti ► \. r> 'ln> « iiM'tricity, m inotor pou
• .VfllliMv pujMT-»'«ltt! ImrvfP in ml
rjii.K in tioiui; tiiitmM »-v«-ry kili«l «
Mdison may have used these words a
ijuarter of a century ago, hut ttiat they
are of recent origin seems ahsurd in
view of present conditions. Electric
ity has already almost "entirely su
perseded' not only horses, but steam
ami wind ami water power, and all
other agencies used for doing all kinds
of work. As a result, horses now sell
for less than the tenth part of the val
uation placed on them ten years ago,
and it lias already become a serious
problem to determine what shall he
done with them. One man in Ne
braska lately killed a band of horses to
feed his hogs, declaring that lie could
realize a hotter profit in the pork than
he could possibly obtain from sale of
the horses, and it is seriously proposed
to add horse meat to the marketable
products for human consumption.
Oh no, friend Olympian; you have
sprung a veritable " chestnut," and it
lias " astonished" nobody.
A Splenetic Objection
The Olympian, with the unbounded
gall peculiar to p llyinpia, wants the
Inter-State Commerce Commission to
meet there instead of at Walla Walla.
In view of the fart that Olympiais a sink
hole of corruption, and nearly every one
there is a natural born eorruptionist, and
that no member of the Legislature, 110
matter how honest lie might have heen
upon his arrival, left his conscientious
ness behind him when he left, we think,
with all due regard to the morals and
reputation of the Commission should
should give the capital a wide berth.
We all know what is likely to happen if
they should chance to meet there, and
can rest assured the people east of the
mountains w ill get no relief if Olympia
can help it.
The above extract, from the Walla
Walla Statesman, is reproduced simply
to show liow bitterly spiteful a writer
may become, without cause or reason.
If Olympia is more virtuous or more
venal and corrupt than Walla Walla,
or any other city of its class, it will
probably he found on investigation
that it is only in excess of the brain
power it holds over such rivals. The
idea of characterizing any community
with such approbrious epithets could
only have originated in a small mind
that is subordinated by a vulgar prej
mand has opened up in Oregon for
potatoes for shipment to the East.
This is owing primarily to a low rate
for transportation made from Portland
and California terminals to the Mis
souri river. Crop failure lias made
even Indiana a customer for produce
from this Coast. The Oregunian ad
vises producers to exercise care in the
shipments made. Attention should
he paid to growing, sorting and sack
ing their potatoes, to command the
best prices in the East, for in Utah
and Colorado, where that crop has
been a leading industry, the farmers
have got the business down to a
scientific point. They carefully study
the wants of their customers and then
make a special effort to please, and
the result has heen they always com
mand a top price when their crops
are good. The admonition should not
be lost.
of the city girl's inquiry, on visiting
the country, which cow gave the but
termilk, is rivaled by that of an inno
bent young bride who presided over
the table at which her husband and
herself se» for the first time. He re
marked that the tomatoes were ex
cellent and asked if they were canned.
Ringing the bell, wifey asked the
maid: " Bridget are these canned to
matoes?" " Indeed they are," was the
answer of the domestic, and the hus
band again eulogized the product as
the best he had ever eaten, when
Innocence, who sat at the head of the
table remarked, turning her wise lit
tle head to one side: "Upon my
word, George, I don't see why they
should grow vegetables any more, be
cause the canned ones are just as
Executive Committee of the State
Press Association met in Seattle yes
terday, at the Rainier-Grand hotel and
decided to hold the next convention at
Everett, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, August 0,7 and 8. There
were present J. Hannum Jones, of the
Reporter, Nooksack; J. W. Divibliss,
Vidette, Montesano; Grant C. Angle,
Journal, Shelton; John Miller Mur
phy, STANDARD, Olympia; F. E.
Eldridge, Oracle, Orting; Will A.
Steel, Seattle; James M. Vernon,
Times, Everett. This is the full com
mittee. The President and Secretary
were instructed to prepare an address
to the newspaper men of the State, re
questing them to join the association
and participate in the convention at
Everett. In the evening the visitors
attended the performance of Warde
and James at the Seattle Theater.
bert S. Meens has received a plum
from Cleveland, in the appointment
of Postmaster at Seattle. It is said
that it was made at the instance of
Senator Squire. His selection does
not give the best of satisfaction to
Democrats, although they have been
taught by experience the past few
years, to expect very little that is true
ly pleasing.
The Grand Lodge A. O. U, W. yes
terday elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: Grand Master
Workman, F. A. Twichell, of Seattle;
Grand Foreman, G. W. Itace, of
Tacoma; Grand Overseer, W. A. In
man, of Colfax; Grand Recorder, J. M.
Pickens, of Chehalis; Graud Receiver,
A. Amunds, of Seattle, and Grand
Trustee, F. M. Bell, of Kelso.
THE Punt-Intelligencer says the fact
about Mr. Heilbron's life insurance is
that his life was insured in the Equit
able Life for 1-10,000, the New York
Mutual for SIOO,OOO and in the Royal
Arcanum for $3,000, which insurance
lie has carried for several years.
A Tribute to a Worthy Man.
The following comments on the
tleatli of Charles K. William?, an ohl
titne, honored resident of this city, is
takt n from the Newhurgh, (N. V
lliiii : i I',. :!.-?• r, of the Itli in.-t .
Charles E. Williams, ex-jirtsident of
the hoard of trade and president of the
lleveridge Brewing company died, at
his home, It 12 Montgomery street, last
night, after a eomparativelv hrief ill
ness. Mr. Williams lias heen in poor
health for some years past, hut it was
not considered to he of a serious char
acter. He seas of an active nature and
probably sutl'ered when even his near
est friend knew nothing of it. On Fri
day last while attending to his duties
at the office of the brewing company
he was taken ill v. ith a chill, was re
moved to his home, gradually grew
worse and passed away a« stated above.
A complication of diseases is given as
the cause of death, lie was aged about
tili vears.
He was the son of Samuel Brewster
ami Mary Johncs Williams and grand
son of Jonas Williams, who rendered
important services during the Kevolu
tionary War at the time of the oc
cupancy of Newhurgh and New Wind
sor by Washington and La Fayette.
Eight brothers and sisters grew to man
hood and womanhood. Charlotte
(Mrs. Robert Forsyth,t Eliza (Mrs.
Walsh, of New York, Jonas, Harriet,
Mrs. Francis P. Weed,) George and
Samuel who lived on the Pacific coast"
In 18GG he married Miss Margaret S.
Ryerson, eldest daughter of Col. Peter
M. liyerson, of New Jersey, who was
killed gallantly leading his regiment
at the battle of Williamsburg, one of
the first battles of the rebellion.
Mr. Williams has had an eventful
career, and undoubtedly saw more of
the hardships attending life on the
plains and the far west than any other
resident of this city ever experienced.
In his early manhood he left Newhurgh
to go west in the employ of the Wells,
Fargo Co. at the time when a pony ex
press was run by that corporation. He
was at one time considered their most
trusty rider, and the stories he told iu
later years of hair-breadth escapes in
contests with the Indians who dis
puted the rights of the white man to
encroach upon their territory were ex
citing in the extreme. Mr. Williams
settled in Portland, Oregon. He had
been a fireman in Newhurgh, con
nected with old Cataract Engine com
pany, and his knowledge of tire ap
paratus made him a particularly
valuable man in the place. He be
came chief engineer of the tire depart
ment of that city, and put it oil an ex
cellent footing. When he went to
Olynipia, Washington, latter in life, he
organized the lire department there,
and he ever after pointed to it with
pride, as he hail a just cause to do.
The first fire engine the town had was
presented by him. Shortly after the
war of the rebellion he returned east,
and for a number of years had charge
of the New York branch of the
lleveridge Brewing company of which
his brother, Jonas Williams, was
president. On the death of Mr.
Williams he came to this city, was
elected to succeed liis brother, took
charge of the company and remained
its president up to the time of his
Deceased was noted for Ids liberality
to his employees. No Christmas was
allowed to pass without a substantial
remembrance to all in his employ.
For one year he was president of the
Ncwburgh board of trade and as a
public spirited citizen tried to advance
the good and welfare of the city of his
birth. Mr. Williams is survived by a
widow, one son and two daughters.
Mr. Williams had, as stated above, a
great lovo for firemanic a Hairs. It
was a mania with him almost. Dur
ing the recent lircmanic tournament
in this city he devoted much of his
leisure limo to arousing interest in
the hand engine contest, and the
writer knows tjiat he was in corre
spondence at ono time with no less
than a score of companies, endeavor
ing to bring them here, lie went to
Middletown time and again to do
what .lie could to fix Phoenix engine
in shape for the tournament. The
tlag on the house of Lawson Hose
Company floats at half mast to-day as
a tribute of respect to his memory.
Mr. Williams was a member of
Hudson Kiver lodge, F. and A. M.
He was " raised" in Olympia lodge No.
1, of Washington. When he returned
to the city of his birth he took his
demit and joined Hudson Kiver lodge.
He was also a member of the First
Presbyterian church, of which he was
one of the trustees. He wag a trustee
of the Cedar Hill cemetery ami a
member of the Ncwburgh Historical
An internal machine was recently
sent to Miss Gertie Spicer, of Guy,
which came near ending that young
lady's life. The machine was cleverly
constructed of a cigar-box, containing
a block of wood, bored full of holes, in
which six tin tubes, in appearance not
unlike shotgun shells, had been placed,
the tubes being connected by a groove
in the bottom of the box, and tubes
and groove filled with gunpowder, the
other spaces of the box being tilled
with cotton saturated with nitric acid.
To explode this, a cap was placed on
the end of a nail, the trigger being ar
ranged to spring on raising the lid, it
first having been set through a small
hole in the end of the box. The box
also contained two 38-caliber pistol
cartridges, but these failed to explode.
The package was sent through the
mails, and when Aliss Spicer got it
from the postoflice at Pullman, she
was somewhat suspicious of its ap
pearance, and thought that perhaps
some would-be joker had inclosed in
the box a toad with the intention of
irightening her. Her suspicion of this
probably saved her life, for she put the
box down on the sidewalk and raised
the cover with a slick. As soon as the
cover was raised an inch or two an
explosion occurred, which shook the
buildings, but Aliss .Spicer was not
seriously hurt. A disappointed lover
is thought to be responsible for the
villainous attempt at murder.
Sheriff Latham left Colfax on the
3d for Walla Walla penitentiary, hav
ing in charge Champ Fayne, sentenced
to live years' imprisoument for man
slaughter. Fayne was one of the per
sons charged with the killing of Lang
ford Summers, at Garfield, in the fall
of 1592. Samuel McCowan, another
of the participants, was fined SSOO
and costs, but died while out on bond,
pending an appeal to the Superior
Court. Ed Hill, the chief offender,
was found guilty of assault, and was
afterward lynched by a mob in front
of the courthouse. Payne has been
out on bond for some months, during
the appeal, in which the decision of
the Superior Court was recently af
During the month of March there
were shipped East from the North
Yakima station 37 carloads of potatoes,
aggregating 1,174,510 pounds. The
shipment this month will be much
greater than last and higher prices
will be received. Ward Bros, are now
loading a train of cars with potatoes
for C. C. Entmerson & Co., of St. Paul,
and other shippers are engaging every
empty car that the Northern Pacific
can spare. Each car sent forward is
suitably placarded with printed muslin
banners, giving the nante and place of
shipper, destination and product.
At the annual eity election to be held
May 7, Spokane will vote for a Alaver,
a Controller, a Treasurer and five
council men.
YII i:\lra Session of Cougrtss i ■■m
ressar) Ytilson's Insiailmeiit in
■ lie I'osial Itepardiienl—Canad
ian I'rolrrlion-Names for War
Vessels—How Itmiiors of Import
ant Changes Wotnelitnrs Origt
Kemiliir Ciirrcsi'Oiiiti'iiee of ihc- SI a 11< ill r-i.
WasHixiiTO.N, April a, lSy.j.
1 lie Treasury is today in better con
dition than it has been at ativ time
since the present administration came
into power. For some time there has
heen a steady increase in receipts, both
from customs and internal revenue,
and they are expected to continue to
increase rigiit along. Not the least
gratifying thing about the situation is
that it is now certain that no extra ses
sion of Congress will have to he called,
even if the Supreme court decides
against the income tax, unless some
thing now entirely unexpected shall
make it necessary. The Treasury will
have ample money to pay all claims,
and the arrangement made with the
syndicate which bought the last issue
of bonds has so far worked like a charm
in keeping the gold in the Treasury.
Postmaster General Wilson formally
took charge of his department yester
day. He was sworn in Wednesday
afternoon by Chief Justice Fuller, the
ceremony being witnessed by Mrs.
Fuller, Miss Wilson, Mr. llissell and a
number of the ollicials of the depart
ment. Mr. and Mrs. llissell expect to
return to itutlaloiu about three weeks.
President and Mrs. Cleveland have in
vited them to spend a few days with
them at " Woodley" before they leave.
Mr. M. H. Twitcliell, of Louisiana,
who has been U. S.consul at Kingston,
Canada, for nearly twenty years, re
ports to the State department a curious
method of discrimination against
Americans which has heen recently
put into filed by the Canadian au
thorities. Physicians residing near the
boundary line between the United
States and Canada for many years
—ever since colonial days, in fact—
practicing indiscriminately on both
sides of the line have been notified by
the Canadian authorities that they will
no longer he allowed to visit patients
living on the Canadian side. That is
an application of the doctrine of pro
tection that should be studied by (lov.
McKinley and his deciples.
Secrctury Herbert believes there is
much in :i name, particularly when it
comes to the selection of a name for a
new vessel. As soon as it was learned
that the Secretary was almost ready to
lake up the question of selecting names
for the gunboats now lieing construct
ed at Newport News, Va., the pressure
in favor of the cities which are com
peting for the honor began and it has
steadily grown stronger, and the end
is not in sight. The cities having ac
tive partisans working in their behalf
are Nashville, Chattanooga,
Ky.; Mobile, Norfork, Niagara and
Gloucester, and others may enter the
good-natured contest. Three States
have already put in applications to
have their names given to one of the
two battle ships authorized to he built
by the last Congress—Rhode Island,
Kentucky and Pennsylvania—but it
will probably be a long time before
those names are selected.
It doesn't require much foundation
to build a sky-scraping cabinet resigna
tion rumor. Mrs. Gresham happened
to mention to a friend that she intend
ed taking the Secretary away for a
rest, in order that he might get a
chance to regain his health which has
suffered on account of his hard work
during the winter. That was enough.
It was telegraphed in every direction
that, owing to a serious difference in
opinion between the President and
Secretary (Iresham, the latter would
resign. There is no difference in
opinion between the President and
Secretary Gresham, and the latter has
had no idea of resigning in the im
mediate future,although Mrs. Gresham
would like hint to do so, and has, it is
said, exacted a promise of him that he
will resign next winter if his health is
not better than it is now. Hut there
is little doubt that a rest will bring
him around all right. That he thinks
so himself was shown by his arrang
ing to keep the Washington apart
ments occupied by himself and Mrs.
Gresham right through the coming
summer, which he expects to spend
here, as the foreign complications are
likely to make it necessary that either
the President or the Secretary of State
shall always he in Washington, and
the President expects to go to Gray
Gables early in June. I)KM.
mew Incorporations.
The following articles of incorpora
tion have been tiled with the Secre
tary of State:
The Great Western Alining Company,
Spokane; capital, $1,000,000; 1,000,-
000 shares of $ I each; Incorporators,
John M. Burke, Clias. E. Barr and 1).
AI. Druniheller; to do a mining busi
The Stanwood Co-operative Cream
ery, Snohomish county; capital, sl,-
500; 150 shares of $lO each; incor
porators, I'eter Peterson and O. J.
Finlay; to do a dairy business.
Agassiz, Berry & Co., Seattle; cap
ital, $4,000 ; 400 shares of $lO each;
incorporators, i»uis A. Agassiz and A.
C. N. Berry; to do a merchandise busi
Alapes, Thompson & Knott Com
pany, Gettysburg, Clallam county;
capital, $0,000; 00 shares of SIOO each ;
incorporators, Henry P. Alapes, H. II
Thompson aud Fred W. Knott; to do
a logging business.
Pillchuck it Woods Creek Boom
Company, Snohomish ; capital, $1,000;
100 shares of $lO each ; incorporators,
A. 11. Buck, L. S. Burnside and S. A.
Buck; to drive, sort and deliver logs.
Snohomish River Boom Company,
Snohomish; capital, SO,OOO ; 000
shares of $lO each; incorporators, T.
E. Alarks, Y. E. Sliuson and others to
drive, sort and deliver logs.
Samisli Boom Company, Edison;
capital, $5,000; 100 shares of SSO each;
incorporators, George S. Kirk aud E.
A. Haines ; to catch, drive and deliver
Coweeman Driving it Rafting Com
pany, Kelso; capital, $25,000; 1,000
shares of $25 each; incorporators, R.
11. Bailey, James Aluckle and L. C.
Medlock; to drive and raft logs.
Humptulips Improvement Company
Hoquiam; capital, $0,000; GOO shares
of $lO each ; incorporators, G. E. Stin-
I son, Hugh McMillan and Nat Barker;
| to do a logging business.
! Samamioh River Logging Company,
Bothell; capital,s2s,ooo; 1,000 shares
of $25 each; incorporators, William
H. White, James S. Sallee and George
Bothell; to do a logging business.
The Aerated Baking Powder Alanu-
I facturing Company, Seattle; capital,
! $.<00,000; 100,000 shares of $5 eacli;
; incorporators, W. H. F. Briggs, W. E.
Morrison and others; to manufacture
baking powder.
Reliance Foundry & Alacltine Cotn
pany, Taconta; capital, $10,000; 100
shares of SIOO each; incorporators,
George Roberts anil C. O. Bosse; to
manufacture and sell macliinerv.
The Gus Winckler Company, Walla
Walla; capital, $5,000; 1,000 shares
of $5 each; incorporators, Gus A.
Winckler and R. G. Parks; to conduct
a merchandise business.
for Infants and Children. " '
44 Cast oria Is so well adapt «il to children that Custoria curra <'« die, < %»n-;tij>ati«»n,
I nN'iiiiiiiu'ml if asfmjM'rii>rt«»uny proscription Sour Stomach, luarrhaM, I'.nictation,
kmiwutomc." 11. A. AUCIIKU, M. LV, Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes «.i
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. gestion,
Without injurious medication.
"The use of 'Castoria is so universal and "For several years 1 have recommended
its merits so well known that it seems a work your ' t'astoria,' and shall always continue t«
of siiiM>rerogation to endorse it. Few are the do so a* it has invariably produced beuellcia
ntelligent families who do not keep Castoria results."
within easy reaeh." I'nwis I*. l\\Ki»rt\ M. T».,
CAULUS MAUTYN, K !>., * liV.U Street aiulUh Av.\, New York City.
New York City.
Anl hew suit
Koi' tlie ©prin<>; ?
It does not take much
money now to buy a good
suit of clothes. We have
marked our clothing down
lower than the same quali
ties have ever been sold for
Mm Display in Our Wow!
Fancy Worsteds at $5.50, SO, $lO and sl4.
Clay Worsteds at $0.75, $lO, sl2 and $lO.
Tweeds at $7.50, $8.50 and $0.50.
All-Wool Cheviots SS, $8.75 and $0.75.
Before buying examine our clothing. We will be
pleased to show you what we have and what we
can do for you in the Clothing line.
The Latest St vies, just received.
408 Main St., McKcnnv Block.
l'alouse liivcr Lumber Company,
l'alouse City; capital, $1:2,000; 120
shares of SIOO each; incorporators, J.
K. McCornmck; manufacture and
deal in luniher.
DeVere Hold Alining & Milling Com
pany, Taeoma; capital, $100,000; 1,-
000 shares of SIOO each ; incorporators,
J. VV. Peck and DeVere Utter; to en
gage in mining and milling.
East Hoquiain Doom A- Ixigging
Company, lloquiant ; capital, $10,000;
100 shares of SIOO each ; incorporators.
It. F, Lytle and Joseph Lvtle; to catch
boom aud faft logs.
By the IIIkU Court—The exceptions
Apply to Income from Items und
on municipal Bonds Whlcli llm
hodv the Principle ol Direct Tat.
atlou Kcscrved by the Mutes.
The U. S. Supreme Court sustains
the constitutionality of the income act
of Congress, except in as iar as it im
poses a tax on the income from rents
from real estate, and so far it attempts
to levy a tax upon the incomes de
rived Irom municipal bonds.
The following is an official synopsis
of Chief Justice Fuller's opinion. The
court is of opinion—
First—That by the constitution fed
eral taxation is divided into two
classes, direct taxation and duties, im
posts and excise.
Second—That the imposition of di
rect taxes is governed by the rule of
apportionment among the several
Stales, according to numbers, and the
imposition of duties, imposts and ex
cises by the rule of uniformity through
out the United States.
Third —That the principle that tax
ation and representation go together
was indicated to be, and was preserved
in the constitution by the establish
ment of the rule of apportionment
among the several States, so that such
apportionment should be according to
numbers in each State.
Fourth—That the States surren
dered their power to lay imposts and
to regulate commerce to the general
government, aud gave to it the con
current power to levy taxes in reli
ance on this protection afforded by
the rules prescribed, and that the
spirit of the constitution cannot be
disturbed by legislative action.
Fifth—That these conclusions re
sult from the text of the constitution,
and are supported by the historic evi
dehce furnished by the circumstances
surrounding the framing and adoption
of that instrument, und the views of
those who framed und adopted it.
Sixth—That the understanding and
expectation at the time of the adop
tion of the constitution was that di
rect taxes would not bo levied by the
general government except under the
pressure of extraordinary exigency,
and such has been the practice down
to August 15, 1894. If the power to
do so is to lie exercised as an extraor
dinary and unusual means of supply,
that fact furnishes an additional rea
son for circumspection in disposing of
the present case.
Seventh—That taxes on real estate
belong to the class of direct taxes, and
that the taxes on the retr. or income
of real estate, which is the incident of
its ownership, belonging to the same
Eighth—That by no previous deci
sion of litis court lias this question
been adjudicated to the contrary of
the conclusion now announced.
Ninth—That so much of the act of
August 15, 1801, as means to impose
tax upon the rent or income of real
estate is invalid.
The'court is further of the opinion
that the act of August 15, 1891, is in
valid so far as it attempts to levy a
tax upon the income derived from
municipal bonds.
As a municipal corporation, it is the
representative of the Slate and one of
the instrumentalities of the State gov
ernment, |lhe property and; revenues
of municipal corporations are not the
subjects of federal taxation, nor is the
income derived from the State,county
and municipal security, since the tax
ation on the interest therefrom ope
rates on the power to borrow before it
is exercised and has sensible influence
on the contract, and therefore such a
tax is a tax on the power of the States
and their instrumentalities to borrow
money, aud consequently repugnant
to the constitution.
Upon eacli of the other questions
argued, to-wit:
First—Whether any part of the tax
if not considered as direct tax is in
valid for want of uniformity on either
of the grounds suggested, the justices
who heard the argument are equally
divided and therefore no opinion is
expressed. The result is that the de
cree of the circu it court is reversed
and the cause remanded with direc
tions to enter a decree in favor of
complainant in respect only of the
voluntary payment of the tax on rents
and income from (lie municipal bonds
owned or lield by it.
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became M-'sk, she clung B> Castoria,
When she had Children, she ga vu them Castoria.
Attention, Fnriucra!
If you have any potatoes you wish
to sell you will find a ready customer
in Oliver &. Co.
Under the new Stale militia law
members of the National Guard who
are found guilty after trial by a
general court-martial of various of
fenses will litul a thorny path to travel
for a while. The penalty for dis
obedience of orders is six months in
the penitentiary, for disrespect to i
superiors three months, for mutiny
one year, for desertion six months, for
drunkenness on duty thirty days in
jail, etc. This is proper. If Wash
ington is to have a National Guard
let the military tax go toward a ser
vice the restrictions of which will for
ever save us from the disgraceful con
duct of some of the members a year
A week or so ago, U. Stinson sold
1,000 acres of land near Snohomish to!
the agent of a Holland colony. The ,
agent said that lie intended to pur
chase 9,000 to 10,000 acres more, if lie
could find what suited him. It is the ,
intention to locate a colony of 1101-1
landers on this Und. It will be sold ,
to them in 25-acre tracts. The Hoi-j
landers have money and can afford to,
wait while they clear the land. They
are a thrifty people, ami will add
greatly to the wealth of Snohomish
county when they get to work.
' A, O. Dahlquist informs the Castle
Rock Advotal? that a Mr. Bergman,
who lias been working at bis trade
shoeniaking, on the Ostrander, for the ;
past three years, has been missing
from his cabin al>out a week. Al
though dilligent inquiry has been
made, no trace of him can be found.
Foul play is suspected. '
Inn lie lieiitm Ms,
Call and See Them. The Prices
Will Surprise You.
Corner Fourth and Columbia Sts.
—— > &
A new lot of goods just received
from Chicago. Come and see the
new additions to our counters.
Curtain Poles, with leather lix
t ures compete, only 35 cents.
All of *25 cent novels will he sold
for 10 cents each. 50 cent novels
in the same proportion.
Gl3-Gl7 Union Block.
Oliver & Company
Have opened up in the Stuart Mock with a
Full Line of Choice Groceries, Grain.
Which we arc selling at prices that are lower than the
lowest, and our stock is new and fresh.
Preaidcut. Vice Pmideiit. MCTFTM Y
Manufacturers of All Kinds
Snsh, Boors Blinds,
Mouldings,' Brackets, Mantels,
Turning, Stair Work, Etc.
Cedar Mill at Klina, Wash. Saw Mill, Factory, Shingle Mill and
Head Office at Olympia. Wash. aus-92
Telephone No. 35.
|J ames Brewer
Dressed M, Mutton, tetl,
Telephone No. 10. Offlc. .»<t >alc»«om, Xltt Oumboi lllotk, Fourth Mrro
Special Hates Given to Logging Camps.
mark w. join es,
lourlh Street, Olympla. Washington.
fitting, Hoofing, Lining, Etc.
Repairing Neatly Done and Promptly Attended To.
July 28. 18911 if
Successor to the Popular Grocery Business established l.v Mr. J. X
The custom of old us well as new patrons is solicited, and jp.cds will be dt*
livered promptly to any part of the city.
Olympia, Jan. 2ii, 16' Jo. tf

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