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A«i v» 11 isimr. tmir s juares or upward l»v
tl.i- \ • nr. at lilieral i ates*.
atttn i»t y t-i olliccr authorizing their inser
A«lvrti**t'ini'?its st iit from a distance,
and traiisiriit notices must accompaii
iftl l»v tin* cash.
Announcement* of marriages, births
and deal lis inserted tree.
< ihit u.try notices, resolutions of respect
ar.d otht r articles which do not possess a
Kcncral interest will l»e inserted at one
hall the rat* s for business advertisements.
Capital National Bank,
Capital, ... - SIOO,OOO.
Surplus, $50,000.
President C. J. LORD
Vit-e President— ... N. H. o\VlN<>B
Cashier W.J.FOSTER
K. I.'. r..o\vn. Louis Ri'ttmun, J. R. I'nttisnn.
N. H. Owing*, O. C. White, Geo. A. Barne»
C. J. Lord.
Transact.* a Rcneral bankiiiu business. For
eitrti and Ootnt-Mic exchange bought ami sold
TeleTiaphic tianuier* made ou all priucipul
cities. Collections* specialty.
Jan 1 191 M
All kinds of repairing done and warranted. All
artielea liounht engraved upon.
Eyes Tested Free of Charge.
VI All I CUi for our Family Treasury.
the greatest book ever offered to the put.
old and young.
Our coupon system, which we use in
selling this great work, enables each pur
chaser lo get the book I'KtE, so every
one purchases.
For his first week's work one agent's
profit is $l6B. Another $136. A lady has
iustcleaied $l2O lor her first week's work.
Write for particulars, and if you can
begin at once send $1 for outfit. We give
von exclusive territory, and pay large
commissions on (he sales of sub-agents.
Write at once for the agency for your
Address all communications to
THE ——-
Union Block, East Fourth Street
Large and Well-Ventilated
New and easy of acres®, beeauae on the atreet
car line. Terras, as low as consistent with good
service. _ „
Formerly of tht Jefferson Hotel.
Flower, Hamuli ami Field
Of standard varieties, nurtbern grown, and
Without the trouble or delay of seuding away.
Acme Drug Store.
Opposite tbe Court-house. Can supply all
your wants iu that line at eastern prices. 122
Artistic Tailor,
Both ataadard and novel.
Manager of Tbuiston Co. Abstract Co.,
01ymi>ifl, Wa«b., Oct. 6,1893. tf
J as. A, Kelly, Fro
The btbt of tviiies, liquors and cigars cou
stuutly ou band.
Court House Building, Olytnpia.Wasli.
n!»5 94tf
I JP.ACTICK in all Court, and U. .8. Land
1 uifi.ea.
For Rent on Reasonable Terms.
IliKlor) of llir Kriiiarkuhle I a mil)
Tlai.i llh. llxrri-isi'd Kuril a %% un
derfill Pourr liver llie Affair* of
■ Europe, and Kiu I lie Allmoncr of
A nirriMi,
I William K. Cuiti*. in Chicago Record.]
Now that the I'uiteil States lias
placed its treasury reserve uuder the
protection of the Rothschilds and
their associates it may he said that
this great hanking firm almost con
trols the finances of the entire world,
and .the prophecy of the dying Jacob
is fulfilled : " The scepter shall not de
part from Judah, nor a lawgiver from
between his feet until Shi lob come." j
Last fall the Kussian government,
for the first time in history, leaned
heavily upon the financial shoulder of
the Rothschilds, and a part of the
consideration they exacted from the
young Czar, who found an empty ex
chequer when he mounted the throne,
was a radical modification of the policy
which his father pursued toward the
Jews in Russia and Poland. His gov
ernment was at the mercy of the
Jews, and the price paid for their as
sistance was she revocation of the
merciless edicts which Alexander HI.
had uttered against their race.
And now the United States bows
before Judahs also. The treasury has
not been compelled to pay so high a
price for gold since the close of the
war. It is not because the national
credit is low, but because the Roth
schilds and their associates control the
coin that the government must have
to redeem its notes and the rates of
exchange which govern the shipment
of specie from one continent to the
This government has never been a
customer of the Rothschilds before.
It has always negotiated its loans
through American agencies, and gen
erally through national ban as. For
many years the government kept a
financial agent in London and the
funding of the public debt into bonds
at a lower rate of interest was largely
conducted through him during the
administrations of Grant and Hayes.
It is asserted that during the war,
when the treasury needed assistance
more than it ever did, before or since,
the Rothschilds refused to take Uuited
States securities, although for near
ly a century their chief business had
been the negotiation of government
It is well understood among diplo
matists that the peace of Europe has
for several years practically depended
upon the Rothschilds and their asso
ciates, and many interesting tales are
told around tire embassies at London,
Berlin, Paris and St. Petersburg of the
influences that have been exerted
from time to time by those quiet and
solemn-faced bankers to rool the pa
triotic indignation and quench the
military ardor of the soldiers and poli
ticians. None of the great nations of
Europe except France, or England
perhaps, could go to war without bor
rowing money, and none of them
could get it except through the Roths
childs and their associates. France is
believed to be the only government in
Europe that can promptly lloat a loan
of any magnitude among its own peo
ple. The greater part of the French
national debt is now held by the peas
ants throughout the provinces. The
manner in which De Lesseps raised
$300,000,000 to waste on the Panama
canal shows the resources of the
French people, and the indemnity ex
acted from France by the German
government in 1872 came from the
stockings and the money chests of the
peasants of the country.
It is a curious faet that the 5,000,-
000,000 of francs which France paid in
gold coin as the price of peace still
lies untouched in the casemates of
the old fortress of Standau, near Ber
lin, which was built by the grand
father of Frederick the Great more
than two centuries ago.
The Rothschilds are believed to
control most of the prominent finan
cial papers in Europe, and some of
the influential political newspapers
also, particularly in Vienna, Paris,
Frankfort and London; and it is not
an insignificant fact that the succes
sor to Gladstone as prime minister of
England is Lord Rothschild's son-in
There is 110 legend or tale of fiction
more remarkable than the history of
the Rothschilds family, and the mar
velous manner in which it lias won
its way from one of the humblest
hovels of Judengasse to an honorable
station besides the thrones of Europe
is almost incredible.
During the last century, when the
Jews were proscribed in Germany, the
council of Frankfort selected a site
outside the walls of that town and had
houses built at the expense of the
Jews which the latter were permitted
to occupy, but they were not allowed
to enter the city except by a certain
gate and within certain hours. The
men were compelled to wear a yellow
badge upon their garments, and a cer
tain pattern of hat, and the women
were ordered to add blue stripes to
their veils. They were required to
walk in the roadway and leave the
pavement for Christians. The num-
Ibtr of marriage, was limited and en
gaged couples had to wait their turn.
Under these conditions, in the Ju
dengasse, in the house nunihered 152-
which is still standing, and at that
time was known as the house of the
| red shield (Rothschild), lived Amschel
Moses, a dealer ill old coins, lie was
distinguished from other Jews of the
same name by calling him Amschel
Mossese de Rothschild, and he after
ward adopted tho latter as a sur
When his turn came to marry tie
took a wife from the family of one of the
neighbors and they had a son whom
they named Mayer Amschel and edu
cated for the priesthood. Ilut the
ology was not to his taste so he ob
tained a position in the hanking house
of a man named Oppehcim, in llan
over, where he won an excellent repu
tation, and by. frugal -habits was able
to save a considerable portion of his
In 1770 he married JudulaSchnappe,
and returned to the old home in the
Judengasse of Frankfort to carry on
his father's business, which he en
larged by dealing in bills of exchange
and bullion and by loaning money.
There are many interesting anec
dotes of his early career, hut most of
them are apocryphal. One is that the
landgrave of llesse, during the French
invasion, deposited 30,000,000 thalers
with him for safe keeping, and al
lowed him to use it for many years
after as if it were his own. While
this may not be true, it is a historical
fact that Mayor Rothschild and the
landgrave became intimate friends
through a mutual love for old coins
and antiquities, and that ultimately
the banker was intrusted with the
management of the financial affairs of
the prince and was known as " the
court Jew."
It is also a historical fact that he
undertook to supply the duke of Well
ington with specie while the latter
was at the head of the British army in
Spain, something that no English
banker was willing to attempt, and
that he cleared on this transaction an
annual commission of £130,000 for
several years. His success in this
respect induced the British govern
ment to intrust him with the payment
of enormous sudsidies to various con
tinental princes, upon which he made
large profit and a great reputation.
Mayer Rothschild died in 1812, in
his G7th year, and left five sons—An
selm, Salomon, Nathan, James and
Carl. Just before his death he culled
them around him, after the manner of
Jacob, and, bestowing hia blessing, en
joined them to remain faithful to the
law of Moses, to combine their tal
ents and energies and to undertake
nothing without the advice of their
The live sons established a peu
tarchy. Anselm, the eldest, retained
charge of the central house at Frank
fort, and the others founded branches
in Vienna, London, Taris and Naples,
respectively. The mother, who was a
very remarkable woman, lived until
1819, and died in the old house in the
Judengasse at the age of 96. She was
distinguished for her rare judgment in
financial alTairs, for her influence over
her sons, for the simplicity of her
habits and for a conviction that the
success of the family depended upon
their retaining the old home from
which it derived its name.
Each of the sons became famous.
Each became the prop of a throne,
and by their united capital and abili
ties, in obedience to the dying injunc
tion of their father, they have been
able to control almost uninterruptedly
for three-quarters of a century the
money markets of Europe. The Na
ples house was abandoned after the
death of the youngest son, but the
establishments in London, Paris,
Frankfort and Vienna have grown in
wealth and influence. Although in
dependent in a measure, they have
always kept in close co-operation, and
in matters of financial policy have
acted as a unit.
The families have largely inter
married. The wives of more than half
the Rothschilds have been their own
cousins, but the well-known theory of
heredity does not seem to have ap
plied to their race. Their physical
and mental vigor has not been im
paired. According to the custom of
the Jews the oldest member of tbe
family has always been treated as the
patriarch, and as one and another
have passed away the veneration
which was paid them has been offered
to the next of age without ever a
question. And they have been equal
ly faithful to the law of Moses, and
although Hannah, the daughter of
Lord Rothschild of London, married
Earl Roseberby, there was a contract
that at least one-half of their children
should be educated in the Jewish
Nearly all the family have at one
time or another received decorations
from the government they have
In 1815 the Emperor Francis of
Austria conferred upon them a heredi
tary title of nobility and, in 1822
raised them to the rank of baron. In
1846 Queen Victoria conferred the
baronetage upon the English branch
of the family and Louis Philippe upon
the French.
It was at the chateau of Baron Al
phonse Rothschild that the Emperor
Louis Napoleon met the kasier of
Germany to negotiate the treaty that
I IVw to the Line. Let the Cliip>.s Loll AVTiei-o they A 1: ty. * "
terminated the Franco-German war,
and the homes of the other members
of the house have been for half a cen
tury honored resorts of kings and
The government loans they have
negotiated during the last seventy-five
or a hundred years would aggregate
billions of dollars. There is scarcely a
government on earth with which they
have not had financial transactions,
the United States being the last to
enter its name upon their books.
It was at the chateau of Karon Al
phonse ItothschiUl that the Emperor
Ixiuis Napoleon met the Kaiser of
Germany to negotiate the treaty that
terminated the treaty of the Franco-
German war, and the homes of the
other members of the house have been
for nearly half a century houorod re
sorts of kings and princes.
The government loans they have
negotiated during the last seventy live
or a hundred years would aggregate bil
lions of dollars. There is scarcely a gov
ernment on earth with which they
have not had financial transactions,
the United States being the last to
enter its name upon their books.
It was Sir Lionel Rothschild, for
many years, and until 1870, the head
of the London house, who made the
fight for the recognition of his race in
the political system of Great Britain,
and his remarkable and persistent ef
forts to secure the removal of the civil
and political disabilities with which
the Jews in England were hampered
is historic. The law required every
office-holder to swear allegiance to the
established church, and although Gib
bon and Charles Bradlatigh, both
atheists who denied the existence of a
God and repudiated the holy scrip
tures, were allowed to take seats in
parliament, Sir Lionel Rothschild was
not, because he declined to take that
In 1847 he was first elected, and,
being refused a seat, went before the
people again and was re-elected by a
majority of 7,ooo»votes. In 1852, in
1858 ami annually thereafter until
1858 Sir Lionel presented himself be
fore the bar of the house of commons
with a certificate of election, but on
being offered the ordinary form of
oath declined to be sworn except as a
Jew upon the books of Moses.
In 1858 a bill passed parliament
omitting the offensive words from the
oath, and Sir Lionel, after more than
ten years* contest, was sworn on tlie
old testament and allowed to take his
He continued to represent the city
of London in the house of commons
until his death, but never took a
prominent part in politics, and is not
known to have ever delivered a speceh.
But his quiet, unobtrusive inlluence
upon legislation, and particularly that
relating to the finances of the united
kingdom, was greater than was exer
cised by any other member of parlia
ment. He continued to manage the
affaits of the firm up to the very eve
of his death, which occurred without
the slightest warning June 3, 1879.
Since then the business lias been
managed by his sons, who equal him
in ability, and Queen Victoria, during
the jubilee year, was pleased to raise
Sir Nathaniel to the peerage, so that
he was the first Jew that ever entered
the house of lords.
The Vienna house has exercised an
influence and enjoyed a prominence
fully equal to that of the London
family, and has had the leading part
in all the great financial operations in
Austria during the last half-century.
The same may be said of the Paris
establishment, which began its career
during the financial confusion which
followed the overthrow of Napoleon,
and has not only been the most prom
inent financial agent of the govern
ment, but has exercised a greater in
fluence than any other firm upon
commercial and industrial undertak
ings. Baron James Rothschild was
the father of the railway system of
France, and his son, Baron Alphonse,
has again and again come to the re
lief of the government when it was in
desperate extremities.
Tlie business of the Paris firm has
been more extensive during the last
twenty or thirty years than that of
any of the others and has embraced
not only loan operations but commer
cial undertakings of every description.
It was through Baron Alphonse that
the payment of the indemnity to Ger
many was made at the close of the
Franco-Prussian war, and, as I have
already stated, it was under his roof
that the German and French emper
ors found neutral ground.
The Rothschilds have always been
noted for their philanthropy as well as
for their riches, but at the same time
have inherited from the founder of
their house habjts of frugality and ex
actness which have made them objects
of ridicule among frivolous people.
They tell a story of the late Sir
Lionel which illustrates his economy
as well as the tpiality of his wit. He
rode from his otlice to his residence
one day in a handsome cab, and, ar
riving there, handed cabby a shilling,
which was the lawful fare. The latter
took the coin and with a sneer re
marked :
" Your son always gives me at least
half a crown when I bring liim home."
•* He can afford to," was the baro
net's retort, " for he has a rich father,
while I have not."
The Sew York Security anil Trust
Co. Vet the Agency While the A'u
llonul Hank of !>ortl. America,
Who Secured the f.eglslatlon (or
It Del 4 »Soup.''
A Seattle correspondent writes to the
New York Times, the following account
of a deal which will be read with inter-
est by our people:
After a six weeks' visit to Washing
ton, Cashier A. Trowbridge of the Na-
.ional Bank of North America has re-
turned to New York without having
secured the chief object of his trip to
Washington—the selection of his bank
to be Hie fiscal agent of this Slate in
New York Citv.
Gov. McGraw, on April 10, appoint
ed the New York Security and Trust
Company to be the State's liscal
agent for four years under the terms
of the law passed by the recent Legis
lature. The passage of the law was
secured by Mr. Trowbridge and his
friends, as was recently outlined in the
New York Times.
In his cfiort to secure the appoint
meat, Mr. Trowbridge had the back
ing, it is claimed, of every prominent
bank except two in the State, and the
indorsements of the Mayors, as well as
of many business men, other city offi
cials, and county officials of Seattle,
Tacoma and Spokane.
These banks and these officials are
inclined to resent the course of the
Governor in refusing to listen to
them, and many declare that his ac
tion will be made to tell against him
a year from next January, when the
Governor will be a candidate for
United States Senator, to succeed
Watson C. Squire. These men possess
a very wide inlluence, but what is of
more importance, is the fact that a
number of hold-over Senators were
among the backers of Mr. Trowbridge,
and are now exceedingly displeased
with the result.
The Legislature adjourned March
14, and Mr. Trowbridge was kept here
and in Tacoma for three weeks after
the Governor had signed the bill,
awaiting the Executive's pleasure as to
making the appointment. At last, by
appointment with the Governor, he
went to Olympia April 10, and was
then told by his Excellency that the
New York Security and Trust Com
pany hail luipn appointed
Cashier Trowbridge was greatly sur
prised, as there had been no doubt up
to that lime of the success of his mis
sion. The Governor told him his in
dorsements hail been considered, but
he felt his own personal preferences
were entitled to consideration in mak
ing this Slate appointment. For that
reason the other company had been
Uov. McGraw said also that the
New York Security and Trust Com
pany had agreed to purchase $1,000,-
000 of State Capitol warrants, and the
bankers here believe that this promise
was what decided the matter.
Gov. McGraw is President of the
First National Dank of Seattle. A
certain Seattle contracting firm is sup
posed to be making heroic efforts to
secure the seven-hundred-and-fifty
thousand-dollar State Capitol contract
soon to be let. Before bidding, how
ever, it must make arrangements to
float the warrants by which it will be
paid. The inference which bankers
draw is that the Seattle contracting
firm and Gov. McGraw's bank have ar
ranged to float the warrants. This
would give the Seattle firm the big
contract, the Governor's bank would
probably handle the warrants and
money paid for them, and the New
York company, which agrees to take
the warrants, is rewarded by being ap
pointed fiscal agent. It is considered
a perfectly legitimate business ar
rangement, and the Governor's
friends who indorsed Mr. Trowbridge
say that the Governor was prompted
largely by his desire to have the con
struction of the new State Capitol go
forward. The Capitol is to cost sl,-
000,000, and was designed by architect
Ernest Flagg of New York.
In the last year there has been a
great deal of talk to the effect that the
building could not be constructed ac
cording to the plans for that sum. The
foundation contracts already let aggre
gate |200,000. To guard against a
possible overexpenditure the Legisla
ture, a month ago, enacted a law that
the contract for the remainder of the
work shall not exceed $750,000. The
contractors will be paid in warrants
drawn on the Capitol Fund. These
figures, it will he seen, are wrong. The
bill appropriates $9110,000; the expen
ditures so fa-- being only $75,( X).
These facts explain the necessity
for the contractors or the State to ar
range to dispose of the warrants be
fore the contract is let.
The two hankers who alone are said
to have urged the appointment of the
Security and Trust Company are Les
ter Turner, cashier of Governor Mc-
Graw's bank here, and A. It. Nicol,
cashier of the Union Trust and Sav
ings hank of Tacoma, the Tacoma
correspondent of the Security and
Trust Company. Mr. Turner is said
to have told his business associate, the
Governor, that this appointment
would be the only thing he would ask
of the present State administration.
I The bankers, so far as known, have
j nothing against the successful com
j panv, but simply believe that Mr.
Trowbridge should he rewarded for his
fair and honest tight. They say that
the hank of North America would
have secured its chief benefit from the
extra deposits received had it been
made fiscal agent. The trust com
pany cannot of itself receive this
benefit, as trust companies in New
York are not allowed to receive de
posits. It will be the part of the fiscal
agent to transact business for ever
eounty, city and school district in this
.State having outstanding bonds pay
able in New York.
E. N. Gibbs. Treasurer of the New-
York Life Insurance Company and a
Director of the Security and Trust
Company, cabled Gov. McGraw from
Spain just before the appointment
that he (Mr. Gibbs) had had the
promise of the appointment by him
two years ago, and he expected the
promise would now he kept.
N. W. Harris & Co. had a bill intro
duced in the Legislature two years ago
providing for a fiscal agent in New
York, but it was finally killed.
A Spokane Senator endeavored to
get the Fiscal Agency bill amended so
as to provide that the company ap
pointed must have a capital of at least
$1,000,000. This would have excluded
the Bank of North America. During
the last hours of the session, Mr.
Trowbridge's friends quietly blocked
this scheme by having the bill amend
ed to read that the " capital and
surplus" must be $1,000,000.
After reading the article of four
weeks ago in The New York Times,
the President of the Bank of North
America wrote Cashier Trowbridge, at
Tacoma, congratulating him upon his
success with the Legislature and
adding that Mr. Piatt would need his
service on his return to New Y'ork in
the fight against Mayor Strong.
A Detroit Paper's Plan for tbc Solu
tion of the Coinage Question.
The Detroit Tribune (Rep.) pub
lishes an editorial leader which de
clares in favor of the solution of the
present monoy question by the issu
ance of a new dollar, to be composed
of proportional parts of gold and sil
ver. The article quotes the national
platforms of 1888 and 1802 in favor of
bimetallism, and points out the
dangers of a practical silver monomet
allism through the throwing open of
ine mints to the unlimtted coinage.
It calls attention to the difficulties
and delays which would attend the ne
gotiations of an international compact
and questions the successful mainten
tenance of a parity between gold and
silver by that means in any event. It
calls upon the party to fulfill its plat
•form pledges by formulating, without
delay, a practicable scheme for bimet
allism, and especially in view of the
threatened disintegration of parties
and the drawing of new party lines,
with gold monometallism on one side
and silver monometallism on the
other. Continning, the Tribune advo
cates the composite dollar as a
measure easiest to effect and with the
least disturbance to business of any
plan suggested. It proposes:
" That all existing coinage laws be
repealed and that there be enacted a
law creating a new American dollar,
which should become the standard
coin of the nation; this dollar to be
composed of 200 1-4 grains of standard
silver and 12 9-10 grains of standard
gold, fused together and struck into a
handsome coin about the size of the
present half-dollar. The coin would
be of absolutely stable value, for in
caoo of disparity at any time in the
commercial value oi silver, what was
lost by the depreciation of ono metal
would be made up by the ex.-qiy
corresponding appreciation of the
As to the question whether the pro
posed dollar would be suitable for ex
port, the Tribune replies:
"It would not be necessary to ex
port the coin while uncoined gold
could be secured, which would be just
as available. If at any time it became
necessary to separate the gold from
the silver, it could be done at the
United States mint at a cost of less
than 1 per cent. This very cost
would be a precaution against the ex
port of coin while uncoined bullion
was attainable."
a Practical Dream.
The Caribou Republican tells of a
man who seems to have literally
dreamed himself into a fortune. One
night, the past winter, a member of a
lumber crew at work in the woods
north of Fort Kent, dreamed that he
was using a saw, the teeth of which
were of a peculiar shape. The dream
made such an impression on him that
as soon as possible he piocured a saw
and had the teeth cut like those seen
in his dream.
To the great surprise of the dreamer,
as well as those who have since seen
it in operation, the saw is of great
practical value and it is asserted that
in the same length of li«'e one man
can saw more wood with it than can
three men using ordinary saws. One
of Fort Kent's wealthy citizens has
interested himself in this new inven
tion and is said to be procuring a
patent for the «nventor and himself,
with the expectation of placing the
saws on the market as soon as possi
Address by KxeriitlveCoiiiiiilltee An
nouncing ilie Convention.
The following address has been is
sued by the Washington State Tress
" To the Press of the State of Wash
ington : At a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the Washington
Press Association, held at Seattle on
the lltli day of April, ISUS, it was de
cided to hold the next annual meeting
of that organization at Everett, on the
Gtli, 7th and Bth days of next August.
"It is particularly desirable at this
time, when business of all kinds is
dull and it becomes necessary for
craftsmen to unite their endeavors for
the common welfare, that a full at
tendance should be had, and that
every effort be made to secure the
membership of those who have not yet
joined the association. The want of a
thorough organization was manifested
in the fate of the several measures
submitted by authority of the associa
tion to the late Legislature. While
many of our law-makers expressed
themselves in accord with the several
propositions, they found very few ex
pressions on the part of the press of
the State which indicated that they
were really desired, or were more than
the wish of a self-empowered commit
tee representing but a small portion of
the newspaper men of the State. It
was not surprising, under this condi
tion, that nothing was accomplished.
" What the Washington Press Asso
ciation wants to accomplish at its
next meeting, is to determine just
what is needed in the shape of legisla
tion, or rather to give the present ex
cellent suggestions the force which
numbers alford, and to unite upon the
business propositions, which will en
able newspapers to he published at a
profit. It is quite evident that many
publishers have made but little efTort
to secure a compensation for services
that is proportionate to their value;
especially in fixing the rates of legal
and ' foreign' advertising; and an in
terchange of opinions, if nothing
more, may he productive of some ben
"It is hoped that every newspaper
in the State of Washington will he
represented at Everett this year. The
citizens of that wonderfully enterpris
ing city extend a royal welcome. Let
us make the occasion one long to be
remembered by them and ourselves.
Fraternally yours,
" President.
" WIM. A. STEEL, Secretary."
Skeleton In Every Closet
It is said that the expression, " There
is a skeleton in every closet," arose
from the following incident: A young
Italian student, finding that he was
dying, fearing to break the news to his
mother, adopted the following device:
He informed her that he was ill, and
it had been foretold lie would not re
cover until he had worn a shirt made
hy a woman who had no trouble. The
widow soon discovered that it was no
easy task to find such a person, but at
length was referred to a lady who
seemed surrounded with every com
fort and happiness, and possessing a
bushand who seemed devoted to her.
The widow made known her request
and for an answer was shown a closet,
where a skeleton hung suspended
from a beam. She was told it was the
remains of the lady's former lover, who,
from motives of jealously, had been
slain by her husband, and that he
compelled her to visit it every day.
The widow concluded that no one was
without trouble, that " there was a
skeleton in ever closet," and became
reconciled to the approaching loss of
her son.
■ »♦ ♦ i
Two of a Kind.
At Toledo a sharp looking young
m&n boarded the Detroit-hound train,
ami after looking over the passengers
in one of the coaches he took a seat be
side a traveler w?th a face as honest as
a four-dollar bill. Just as the train
was about to start the young man sud
denly said:
" My friend, I am on My way lo De _
troit to see my mother die."
" Eli! that's too bad."
" I haven't got any money with
but I'll give you my watcli for security
if you'll lend me S"2O until we reach
" Let's see the ticker."
The watch was a galvanized affair,!
worth about fifty cents per pound. The
man with the four-dollar face examined
it, and put it in his pocket. Then he
slowly drew a S2O bill from his vest
pocket and handed it over to the young
man. The latter simply glanced at it
and then the two smiled. Then they
I snook hands. Then the watch and
the bill changed back.
The watch was a dead swindle and
the bill a counterfeit and both belonged
to the " profesh."
■tomaiire and Hu«lne««.
Jack —" I have a chance to marry a
poor girl whom I love or a rich woman
' whom Ido not love. What wot'ld you
' George—" Love is the salt of life my
1 friend. Without it all else is naught.
' lx>ve, pure love, makes poverty wealth,
I pain a joy, earth a heaven."
" Enough. I will marry the poor
girl whom I love."
"Bravely spoken! 15y the way,
would you—er —mind introducing me
to the rich woman whom you do not
71 r. Marvey Dl**ect* a Portion off
l*re*ldei»C Cleveland'* l.ctter to
the Chicago Hunker*—How the
Shrinkage off Money Afffecl*
To His Excellency Grover Cleveland,
Deak Sik: In reply to your letter
addressed to a committee of business
men of this city we wish to say that
the committee that waited on you and
the persons who attached their names
to the invitation of such committee
did not represent a majority of the
business men and citizens of this city
who take a deep interest in the wel
fare of this republic. They represent
ed that class that owns money and se
curities payable in money, with fixed
We respectfully submit Unit your
letter tloes not present the true merils
of this contioversy. You call tlie at
tention of farmers and wage earners to
the fact that raising prices, while en
abling them to sell their products and
labor at higher prices, will also cause
them to pay equally more for what
they purchase, but you neglect to say
that your statement is net applicable
to debts. With the prices coming
down regularly and steadily since the
demonetization of silver, our mer
chants, manufacturers and the people
generally have been doing business on
a falling market, so that the lime in
tervening between the purchase of
their merchandise or raw material
and placing it mouths after on the
market lias removed the margin they
would have otherwise made. This
shrinkage in values, added to the ordi
nary risk and expense of business, has
led to an ever increasing volume of
debt, to a money lending period until
it has increased it, all told, public and
private, to about $4,000,000,000, or
two-thirds of the total value of all the
property in the United States.
Money and these debts payable in
money have been steadily increasing
in exchangeable value with the prop
erty of the people. A debt for SI,OOO
that 1,000 bushels of wheat would
have paid ten years 'ago, now requires
the farmer to give up 2,000 bushels of
wheat in exchange for these dollars
with which to pay the same debt. The
owners of products must now give lip
twice as much property to pay taxes as
iu 18711. The taxes have increased as
expressed in dollars and have doubled
and quadrupled as measured in the
property the people surrender with
which to pay it since 1873.
The influences of creditors have
dominated your administration and
you insist upon such a currency as
they have established as a sound cur
rency. It means the confiscation of
property of the people by the sale of
property under mortgages, judgments
and executions. It means that fixed
incomes will wipe out the interests of
the stockholders in our cities and in
the large corporations. When you
call the attention of the farmer and
wage-earner to the fact that rising
prices will make him pay more for
what he buys, you should at the same
time call his attention to the fact that
it would enable him to pay his debts,
free him from a bondage in which he
has been unjustly placed and again
make him the owner of a home and a
free and independent citizen.
We submit that our mints again be
thrown open to silver and our stock of
primary money increased thereby.
The gentlemen who visited and peti
tioned you represent ouly one class of
our people. We respectfully submit
that it was the intention of Hie foun
ders of this government that it was
safer that all the people should do the
thinking for it than that any one
class should do it for them. We agree
with you that it is time for the people
to reason together and to that end we
respectfully ask that you make it pos
sible for them to get printed copies of
the act of 1792, on which our fore
fathers based our financial system,
aud all'subsequent thereto, as well as
all statutes and other information of
an olficial nature at Washington bear
ing vu—aon. ReeDPctfniij*.
Chairman of the Bimetallic r.xecu
tive Committee.
Unique Advertising.
Now York News.
A tale is told of Robert Bonner and
of his belief in advertising. One day
lit engaged a whole page of a newspa
per ami repeated a two line advertise
meut upon it over and over again. It
must have been repeated 5,000 times
upon the page in the smallest type.
" Why do you waste your money,
Robert?" asked a friend. " I noticed
that same line so often. Would not
half a page have answered your pur
" Half a page would never have
caused you to ask the question," re
plied Mr. Bonner. "At least five
people will ask that to every line, was
the way I figured it."
TIIK police have unearthed a plan,
at l'ort Townaend, to Hood the Sound
country with counterfeit money. The
principal conspirator is said to have
I teen Jack Miller, a United States cus
toms inspector, who, before any ar
rests could be made, tendered his res
ignation and left the United .States.
I'rmldvnt, ri»l„,.r.
A. A l lllLl.lfs. , „
V ice I'rchiileut. A»» i i * i, r
JoHSi r. OOMLY. r. U ooWkV.
A (i'neral liunking IIUMIIPXS rnihsiiHcd
S|K'oii»l attention tor„n. e,i„ lm Tel
«Kraph>u trannterH or money.'
Capital, ... • hni.inm
Siirplu., ... «u,imiu
K. I'. FEKRV. T. M. I:KKt».
W. Mc.MKKKS A. A rill 1.1.1 I'S.
Olympla, March 11. 1,1.1
,KAVK A 1,1,1 V.
6.10 am Olympla. f. m e m
10:30 am . I aroma . u
1.-00FM... s,..„i r
3:30 ri. Twinu i.uirM
che onnccnn " W " h ku *" for *'•*'«"» Kamll-
LCAVK A Kill \ K
A M >cattlr ? '.'Ml r M
10:00 AM ..... I annua ,« A M
12:00 M Olympia 1ID,• M
5::*) P M 'I aroma r. MO r m
Connecting with koala Tor slid ton and Karoil
I.an City hock, Seattle, Commercial
Dock. Tamma, I'erclval's Dock. Olympla
Fare between Seattle and Tamma. 4o c -at*:
California Wine Co.
Would reaperlfully Inform thr rltUena of cilym
pla that the. llr now prepared lu aup
pi/ tue family trade wltb
FKR 'Ml.l'm
A 1 Table Claret . *n i ;.V
Heiiiling (Wlide Wine) II UO
Port Wine i m
Tokay ... ;|5
Sherry . ... 1 10
Angelica .... 1 AO
Csllfornia Grape liraiidy i :«o
Whiaky I I J -to, and 4 ho
All other California wlnra at the eery lowret
prirra. sample room nnd beer hall attarhrd
lioode delivered to any part of the -lly free of
eliart-e. J. |>( 1.1.k5.
Jul* 1 1*94 Manager.
THe weak He siioag!
If you are either nick or debilitated, do not be
ha* wrought ninny wumlerful core* ami ha* given
strength to many. We know thla to be true from
our owu experience of year*, and we are natty
to furnish abuuOaut proof. It l« worth yourw bile
to examine the evidence, whieli you ran do by
writing to na. We will aetui fr«*e of charge,
our book of uu) pares with minierom teat HnoniaU.
autl record* of surprisiatf cure* of Aatbata. Bron
chitis, Catarrh, Ctui'iunptiou, Neuralgia, Nervoiia
Proatratlon. Hbfiimatiaiu and olb»?r lortna w f dis
ease and debility
Home treatment la wot oat by express, to be
peed at home. Our ureal aucceaa baa given rtso
!v°nu 1 i2?..T.! , * t ! ** there ta bul one genuine
i t OXHJEN, avoid disappointment
and loaa of money by sending to
Philadelphia. I a.. Han Kraut Isco, Cal., Toronto,
Canada. anS-vt
Tlain Vara Ma. 13.
Taking effect 7 00 a. m. Feb.!**">.
No. 3 . learn olyapla 12 >0 p. m.
No. 1 ... ,l.eavea ulympla -' AO p m
No. 2 Arrive Olytnpla 2:20 p. m.
No. 4 Arrive Ofympia «:jop. m
Trnina run every day. mak'ag eloae coaaee
tiona at Tcnlno with N. I', traina north and
The ahnrteat and <iuiekrat ronta troa Olyapla
to Portland.
A. A. BOOTH, Aa«t Snpt.
Oen'l Maa'gr. Gen. snpt.
To be Sold.
3(5 Lots, 145 by (50 Feet
Within twenty minutes' walk of the corner of
Konrth and Main streets, Ulympla, at
Alio 10 terra of land equally near tb« bualneaa
crater of the Capital Cite, at
Inquire at the WaainaoTOM Sa*«iu*i> oSire.
Thoroughbred Eggs
Silver spangled Hamburg
73 Cents |»rr Milling »f 1J Kfi*.
Hiy I uiuwatei, ssii.
O. 8. B. HENRY,
llraldanrri Math Mreet. hrruu'a Addl
tlaa to Olympla. Still
SURVEYING »f all kind* promptly at
tended to. The re-estahltHhitiK of old
I UovcrtmieiH tinea » *|iecialty. 'lownsitc*
' surveyed and platted. K4iln«nuiM**l<Hlt
ind Ibvhln run f<»r tlmiu*. Ijmhjb exam
i ined ami character re|n»rted.
Olvimda. Ai»ril If. 18tM.
• Wanted—Salesmen.
■ .oral and Trn*rllng
i'l'O rcTircacnt our well known hor-c. Ami
I need no capital to rrprrarnt a Htm thitwai
rania .lu -rrir hock tlr-I rlaa- and Iru*- to t.*uic.
: Work all lite * car. sn«i per month
ttie rkM man. Apply quick, aiating aye
1.. I . MAYS A I o.
Kaucrjari. Flic.t. >td !WW». »» M " IC
Thi« buunf is re*|in.ißitdß
j April M.IM. t*
Collections Made
O. ft. CAItPKNTKIt ,t CO..
| VsocUtitf 417 Maiu Street.

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