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WOMAN'S HOME JOURNAL. The "Royal Baker and Pastry Cook," By PROF. RUDMANI, late chef New- York Cooking School. The best and most practical of all the cook books. Contains nearly iooo tried receipts for all kinds of cooking from soup to dessert. Will be mailed to ever y lad y ■ J ■Jr 1/ I J sending herad ■ » 1% IV IV dress to the -I- JLi publishers, ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., New-York, N. Y. «•Anything produced by the Royal Baking Powder Company, whether a cookery receipt book or baking powder, is always perfect and the best of its kind." N. Y. EVENING POST. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. There will he no boat out Sunday. The forecast for to-night and Satur day is " Rain." " Ike" Ellis is up from Seattle on a vi-it to his chums. St. John's society are preparing to give a public entertainment. Lawyer Israel has been confined to his home by a severe cold to-day. The next boat for San Francisco will he the Walla Walla, Monday. E. 11. Haskell, of Hartstein Island, is preparing to move with his family to Skaguay. Willard Wisner, of this city, has " accepted" a situation in a Taeonia machine shop. Albert Demorest, a logger, died at St. Peter's Hospital on the 15th inst., of pneumonia. Mottman is the leader in Klondike supplies in this city. Call and in spect his stock. The next regular attraction at Olympia Theater, will be "In Gay Paris," February 2d. A daughter was recently born to Mr. and Mrs. A. Merryman, who re side east of the city. A charity card party was held at the residence of Mrs. A. A. Phillips, yesterday afternoon. Rev. H.L. Badger, of the St. John's church, of this city, held services at Shelton last Sunday. Olympia is already known in Eastern circles as one of the outfitting points for Alaska gold hunters. The Rhododendron Club will give a social to-morrow evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dial. Klondike signs are becoming quite common in this city, announcing stocks of outfitting goods. Judge T. J. Anders has been con fined to his home, several days this week, on account of illness. " Child Stfidy" is the subject of Supt. Brintnall's discourse at the Christian church this evening. According to the new revenue law all personal property tax must be paid during the month of February. There are about 300 cords of wood piled up at Percival's dock, for the several steamboats which land there. Workmen are putting new sills un der the large building on Main street formerly known as the " Big Saloon." Miss Wheeler is still selling her stock of millinery at a reduction of 25 per cent, to clear the store-room for repairs. The new Populist paper will ho printed in the Craig building, one door west of the Mountain Ash lodg ing house. The rate of passage from the Sound to San Francisco has been advanced to sls first class and $8 second, from $8 and $4. The four-masted schooner Salvador, Capt. Jensen, arrived at the Wcstside mill, to-day, to load a cargo of lumber for Southern California. Socialist Lawrence Gronlund, of Seattle, will deliver several lectures in this cilv. He speaks to-night to the Single Taxcrs, at Columbia Hall, on " Practical Reform." There seems to he a propriety in a Cook winning the teapot that was rattled Tuesday evening at St. Peter's l|ospita| The precise Cook in this instance was Charles Cook, Home people seem tu think that the crazy man sent to the asylum, yester day, must have had lucid intervals, when they ascertained that he was after the scalp of his accidency. Albert Demorest, a logger in tho emplay of Simpson <fc Co., died at St. Peter's hospital Saturday morning, of pneumonia, after an illness of several weeks. He was about 26 years of age. Mr. E. J. Ravi, a popular California lecturess, addressed the women of this city yesterday and this afternoon, in the Unitarian church, on the subject of " How to be Happy, Healthy and Beautiful." A called meeting of the Chamlicr of Commerce is to be held at the Equity Court room to-morrow (Saturday) evening, at 8 o'clock, to consider a matter of vital importance. A full attendance is earnestly urged. Sirs. Churls lfartnpui, V(-t Etta Venen, left Missoula, Mont., last Fri day, with her husband, little daughter, and household effects, for California, by way of Portland, and the family are now residents of Oakland. Tho following Olyinpla people havo secured passage by the steamer of Feb. Ith for Alaska: A. J. Robinson, J. R. 1,. Mitchell, S. A. Towle, Win. Shade, I. H. Bailey, thos Boardman, E. J. Smith, J. .1. Adair, T. H. Adair, Win. Ogle, and A. J. Dodd. The publishers of the Stat<• Journal have restored natural respiration by auuouucing that their paper will not make its appearance for a week yd. People were holding their breaths in anticipation of an earlier advent of the promised bantling. The residents of upper Main street are showering many blessings on the members of the council for the re-es tablishment of tin: electric light sys tem in that vicinity. The street is now well lighted to a point about two blocks above Maple Park. An operation was performed Satur day morning on Judge Aver, whereby thirty-six ounces of fluid were drawn from the pericardial sack, which constitutes the seat of his heart trouble. The operation was attended by almost immediate relief. The Single Tax Club was addressed Friday evening by 11. L Forrest and State Superintendent Brown, on the theme nearest their hearts. Dr. John Bridges is announced to address the club to-night. His subject will be " The Intellect —Its Powers and Func tions." An enjoyable feature of Monday night's entertainment at the theater was the artistic results of Mr. Keller's silhouette drawings of prominent men in the community. Half a dozen of these were produced of men well known to our town people, and in every instance they were recognized without difficulty. Among these, pic tures of his accidenev, Mr. Holland and Lawyer Israel were the best. Mr. A. Craighill, of Cresco, lowa, accompanied by Messrs. B. Oflen and .T. Hallinan, of the same city, arrived Tuesday, on a tour of recreation and observation. They left for Seattle Wednesday, anil thence they will pro ceed by rail to Southern California, where Mr. Craighill has a brother who is a pioneer on this Coast, lie has a neice in this city, who was made happy by his visit—Mrs. S. 41. Spraguc. * Allen Weir, who has just returned from a trip to Port Townsend, states that work is in progress on the north ern section of the Port Townsend Southern Kailroad, and that the com pany is having bnilt a number of Hat cars, such as are used in railroad con struction. From what lie saw he in fers that the present activity is the result of a determination to complete the road its whole length to Olympia. Last evening a serious accident oc curred at the Northern Pacific depot on arrival of the freight train from the South. It appears that Alliert Young a young man 20 years of age, of Little Rock, a son of A. E. Young, juinped from a box-car as it was nearing the depot. He fell on his head and sustained a severe injury from which at this writing, Friday evening, he is still unconscious. He is under the treatment of I)rs. Mowell, Redpath and Ingham, at St. Peter's hospital. Tho next stoamship for Alaska will lie the City of Topeka, Tuesday. J. Toklas and N. Kaufman go. by her. The next ship following will be the Alki, Sunday, with a full list to the ship's capacity of passengers. The next ship on which passage may be secured is the Queen, which sails Feb. 4, The rates have been raised as fol lows: To Skaguay or Dyea, SSO first class, $35 second; to Juueati, $35 first class, $22 second; Wrangle, S3O first and S2O second. General merchandise to Skaguay or Dyea sl3 per ton, hay S2O per ton, dogs $7.50 each. A man apparently 60 years of age was discovered wandering aimlessly about town, Wednesday night, by of ficer Morrell, who when accosted proved to he a raving maniac. He was unable to give an intelligent ac count to queries, and nobody seems to hpow anything about him, or whence he cqme. He wrote the name Martin 8. Benton, while talking incoherently, hut it is not known whether it is his own or not. He is of dark complex ion, square build, medium stature, gray hair and whiskers. Ho was taken to the asylum at Fort Stcil aeoom yesterday. The Thurston County Teachers' As sociation held their postponed Decem ber meeting, last Saturday, at which a fair attendance was preseut. County Superintendent Brintnall presided. The lending papers read were by Miss Mary Shields, entitled " Commendable Features of the Jesuit School System," and by Orson Curry on "The French Revolution as an Educational Factor." The time of meeting of the Associa tion was changed from the Bth to the 15th of each month, so as not to con flict with the regular meetings of the Horticultural Society iq the Equity courtroom orj the prcv|oqs date, ♦' J3suuire w Charles M- Dialistole a march on his associates last Satur day, by visiting Tacoma, ostensibly on professional business, but in reality to ho united to Miss May E. Coons, a much-respected resident of this city, in marriage. Tho first intimation that most jieople had of the event was its announcement in the Tacoma Sunday papers. The expression of surprise were only equalled by those if approv al of an act by which a popular citi zen lias still more fully identified him self with the growth of "the commun ity. The bride is equally fortunate in securing a husband who unites in his business qualifications the elements for The STANI»AI:I> extends the happy eoii]ile its most devout blcs-iug, supplemented l»y Kip \an Winkle's toa»t,May they live long and prosper." CITY AFFAIRS. Several Important .Measures Con sidered . The City Council met in regular session .Monday evening—Councilnien all present. The committee on Fire, Light and Water made report of their action re garding the installment of four street lights at a cost of .fdl per month, and recommended that as four more lights would cost hut per mouth a di» tional, and the service would he im measureahly imjiroved thcrchy, that four more lights he placed. The report was divided, and the ac tion of the committee unanimously approv d. The recommendation was adopted hy the following vote: Ayes Ilo'n rty, O'Connor, Murphy, Milletie and Work. Noes—Wilson and White. Millette observing that he happened to he the proverbial " tilth wheel" in this instance, changed his vote to 110, so (lie benefit was assured and liis '• record" kept—literally " killing two birds with one stone." The Street, committee reported an estimate of-flTo on the work of re moving tlie old draw from the Fourth street bridge and the repair of the street at that point. A motion to authorize this work to be done prevailed, after a fruitless ef fort to compel limitation of the cost of the work to the estimate submitted. It was deemed wise to omit the limi tation. The Street committee was further authorized to repair the sidewalk on West Hay avenue, displaced by a re cent landslide. This committee was further author ized to notify property owners abut ting sidewalks needing repair, to repair the same. Mayor Lane had received a letter of inquiry from the Cashier of the Os wego hank of Oswego, New York, as to what might he expected of the city on the payment of her bond interest, and submitted the following letter as his reply. It was endorsed by the Coun cil:" OI.V.MCIA, Wash., Jan. 17, 1893. V. E. Swfetlund, Uaxhkr, Oxieego, 2f. Y. DKAU Silt: Your favor of Jan. .'id was duly received. In reply to your lirst inquiry 1 will say 1 did not know as to your former letter. I assume the office of Mayor on Jan. 4, '9B. As to you sec ond inquiry as to what holders of our bond coupons may expect, I will explain to you the conditions here in this city, that you or you hank as holdingor hav ing an interest in our bonds may fully understand the situation. Our bond interest was promptly met for several years prior to the year 18' JO, at which time a default occurred. During the last three years the city council has reduced all local expenses and charges of the city to the lowest possible amount that it might be able to meet its liabilities. In this connection 1 will say that the city had a twenty year contract with the Olympia Water Company for water service at the rate of $3,000 a year. On account of the embarrassed condition of the city the water company accepted $2,000 in lull payment for the year 1893 and for the year 1890 the same company accepted SI,<HR) in full payment. During the same time the city reduced the street lighting contract of 1894 and prior years from SO,OOO a year to nothing in 189.") and to but little expense to the city since that time. That you may fully understand our revenue system and tax levies, I will state that the total valuation of taxable property in this city for the year 1891 was $5,597,000. The city tax levy for all purposes for this year was 5 miles. Valuation 1592, $4,988,000. Total city levy, 10 mills; bond interest levy'"a mills. Taxable property 1803, ft,4:17,000, total city levy 15 mills; bond interest levy 5 mills. Taxable property 1804, f2,080,000, total citv levy 15 mills; bond interest o mills. Taxable property 1805, $2,175,000, total city levy mills; bond interest levy 7 mills. Taxable property 1800, $2,103,000, total city levy, 11 mills; bond interest levy, 7 mill. Taxable property 1807, $2,102,000, total city levy 0 mills; bond interest levy, 6 mills. 1 invite your attention to three items in the above statement. First. Ob serve the (treat decline ill taxable property values 1801 to 1897. The present assessed value of property is more than much of it could be sold for to-day. The valuation placed on property here for taxation since 1800 has been excessive, so much that many pieces of property cannot be sold for the amount of unpaid taxes now against it. Second. The number of mills levied for city taxes in 1801 was increased to twice the number in 1802; and to three times the number in 1803 and 1804. That the number of mills levied for bond interest in 1802 was 2J-g mills. This was doubled for 1803 and 1804. For 1805, 7 mills were levied for bond interest and the same number |in 1808. In 1897,'(> mills were levied. Third. That the amount levied for the payment of bond interest in 1802 was 25* per cent, of the total amount levied for all city purposes. In 1803 it was 33 and one third of the total amount levied. In 1804, 33 and one third per cent. In 1805, 50 per cent. In 1896, 60.8 per cent. In 1897, 66 and two thirds per cent. Notwithstanding these facts and the efforts of the city Council to meet the city's bond interest by a regular increase in the proportion of the city's taxes to go to the payment of the bond interest, an increase from 25 per cent, of the total levy in 1892 to 06pa of the total levy in 1897. the city lias not been able for a single year to cover into the city treasury enough funds from its bond interest levy to meet-its bond interest. During the year 1802 the bond interest collections were made insufficient by the stun of $5,523.37. This amount was borrowed from the general fund to pay bond interest, and has not been paid hack. In 1803 the collections from the 5 mill bond interest levy was $7,751.00 less than the amount necessary to pay the annual bond interest. This umount was borrowed from other funds to pay the bond interest and no part of it has been replaced. During 1804 the liond interest fund was loaned $1,250 45; during 1805 another loan of $3,237.73 was made to the bond interest fund to make the amount necessary to pay the lwnd interest for that year. No part of these two loans has been been repaid except SSOO. These fun<ls from which these several amounts of money WHS borrowed to pay bond interest, had at that time large out standing indebtedness of their own. For four years, from 1892 to 1896, the out standing indebtedness against these funds, for which money was liorrowed to pav bond interest, some at 10 per cent, and the rest at 8 per cent, per annum. During the two years last past, these funds have had no money transferred to the bond interest fund, nor will they have any to transfer foi years to come. The city owes for bond interest past due the sum of $9,780. From a carelul estimate of our revenue for a few years to come, 1 cannot see how the city can bo able to pay to exceed one half of the rate or amount heretofore paid as bond Inter est. In my judgment the city oan pay $6,000 a year tor bond interest and no more. I believe that if the bondholders would accept 3 per cent, bond interest, in place I Sarsaparilla Sense. I (h Any sarsaparilla is sarsaparilla. True. So any §£ #5 tea is tea. So any flour is flour. But grades dillcr. &[) 03 \ou want the best. It's so with sarsaparilla. There $£ are grades. You want the best. If you understood 8) (Nf sarsaparilla as well as you do tea and flour it £2 would be easy to determine. But you don't. How Vj" should you ? fp> When you are going to buy a commodity whose value you don't know, you pick out an old 05 established house to trade with, and trust their 7*, experience and reputation. Do so when buying Ml sarsaparilla. Ayer's Sarsaparilla has been on the market 03 fifty years. Your grandfather used Ayer's. It is a reputable medicine. There are many sarsaparillas. ON. But only one Ayer's. IT CURES. C .1. K. CONNOLLY. • : ; : : F. CHAMBERS. J ( CONNOLLY & CHAMBERS, f \ PROPRIETORS OK THE / > NEW MEAT MARKET, S C Announce that they are now ready for business at V C Corner Rourth and Alain Sts. 7 \ , FELL LINE OK MEATS FOR TIIE \ S WHOLESALE RETAIL TRADE. S / We solicit a share of your trade and will strive to please. C of G per cent, the city Council wou'3 make a great effort to |>av the liomi in terest coupons promptly on presentation here in Oiympia. I enclose herewith the report of the City Clerk for the year 1S!)7, a'so my ad dress to the city Council on taking the office of Mayor. Very truly yours, GEO. 11. LANE, Mayor. The Council authorized the City Treasurer to issue a call for general fund warrants, up to No. 897, issued Sept. 7, 1893, under the provisions of the resolution following which was adopted at a joint meeting of the old and new councils, held December 27, 1897: WHEREAS, Owing to existing condi tions, and notwithstanding the most earnest and determined endeavors of this Council for a number of years to meet all obligations for which the city is legally or morally liable, iticludiug six i>or cent, interest on $200,000 bond, and reasonable payments on our large warrant indebtedness (which was cre ated during the real estate boom on a fictitious and extravagant assessment) and having to that end (in conjunction with the State and county hoards) levied taxes, and those taxes hereto fore levied during such boom times actually amount to ten or twenty per cent, of the present assessed values of the property, at the same time confining our expenditures to the most absolute necessities, and finding it impossible to increase these imposts without grievous hardships and in many caces forciug financial ruin upon the taxpayers, we are therefore forced to tlio conclusion, that concessions in the rates of in terest .are demanded to enable us to carry on business as a city government, at the same time we are determined pursue the most honorable course toward our creditors which our ex isting conditions will permit; there fore, be it Kfsolved, That the Treasurer be and is hereby instructed to pay all arrears of interest, or interest that hereafter Be comes due, on bonds at the rate of three per cent, per annum. On all warrants outstanding, upon presenta tion for payment pursuant to warrant call, the Treasurer is instructed to pay principal only of said warrants, mak ing note of action and canceling same. An Enjoyable Play. " A Night in Bohemia" has just plot enough to string together a large collection of comicalities as novel as they are amusing, and the company that gave the performance at Oiympia Theater, Monday night, seem to fit tlio piece as completely as if it was made for them. Earl P. Adams, who is well known to many of our people, took the part of Jack Acres, a son of Farmer Acres. Farmer Acres is a man of ex emplary habits and principles, hospit able and generous to the needy, and it is this which makes Dusty Rhodes, the tramp manager, his friend, and finally his mascot. Jack is sent from home for his wild nets, but no sooner is he gone than his father re pents. Jack becomes an artist in a distant metropolis, and it is in his studio that most of the enjoyable nets of "A Night in Bohemia" take place. Dusty brings the father to the city and affects a reconciliation between him and Jack. The old gentleman, notwithstanding his exemplary prin ciples, meets with " Sweet Marie" (Misn Kcnn Burcli) in the Bohemian Club and forthwith falls in love with her, and thereupon hinges many ludicrous i situations and and amusing episodes. Tlio father and son finally return to tho farm accompanied by some of their club friends and happiness reigns forever afterward. Earl Adams was of course the cen tral figure from the fact that he has many friends in this city, who knew him when he was a Knight of the Stick and Rule. He received hearty encores throughout, but they were as much due to merit ns friendship. Taken as a whole the company ac quitted themselves admirably and would doubtless receive a cordial wel come should they ever return to this city. So far this season the grain mer chants of Oakesdale have received from the farmers 985,660 bushels of grain, and of this amount 585,000 bushels have been purchased and shipped out, leaving a balance in the warehouses at that point of 400,660 bushels, which are being held by the farmers for better prices. Conserva tive estimates by the railroads and farmers place the amount of grain vet to be hauled to the city between 200,- 000 and 300,000 bushels. Adding this amount, say 250,000, to that already received, it will make a grand total of 11,235,660 bushels of grain fox Oakes dale for the season ojf \SW, A syndicate of steamhoatmcn of l'ort Townsend have purchased the old side-wheel steamer North Pacific, which, for two years past, lias been tied up at Portland. She will he placed on the Alaskan run. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. An Interesting Meeting Held Tues day N'iglit. The Chamber of Commerce met, Tuesday night, for the first time in their new quarters, the Equity court room in the court-house, with a fair attendance and President Scobey in the chair. The standing committees announced were as follows: Executive Committee-J. O'B. Scobcv, John Byrne, and c. I). King, ex-offleio, an'dC. H. Springer, A. J. Falkuor, A. 11. Chambers and E. C. Suiter, appointed. Manufactories—Col. N. H. Owing*. C. 8. Eat on. Leopold Schmidt. Walter Chamber*, 1". I MeKenuy. Legislation—L. B. Faulkner, 8. A. Madge, W. T. Cavanaugh. J. K. Connolly. T. N. Ford. Transportation—Geo. Schofield, Ftank C.Ow ings, Geo. K. Filey, Joliu S. Brewer, F. <J. Deok ebach. Herniation of Trade and Commerce—Mitchell Harris. Chun. H. l'ridliam. A. C. Steven*,C. B. Mnun and 11. I), t'owles. Public Indebtedneaa—C. J. Lord. O. C. White. P. M. Troy, T. M. Heed. Jarne* A. ifaight. Educational Institutions— l'rof. T. N. Henry, Prof. F. B. Hawea, Rev. U. L. Badger, Rev. O. W. Minlrer. Rev. J. 8. McCallnm. Immigration—Allen Weir. A. J.Cillis, Millard Lemon. Alfred Thonip*on, I>. SI. B. Henry. Membership—tlngh Ho**, (ieo. Forhea, W. W. Work, Roberta. Cameron, Val Milroy. Publicity—John Miller Murphy, J. L Holland, 11. M. Price, Geo. C. larael anil J. 11. Norrla. Statistics—tico. B. Lauc, Geo. Talcott, Chas. D. King. Arbitration—Judge Byron Millett, R. F. Whit horn, A. 8. Hull. Place of Meeting—W. A. Hagemeyer, S. 11. Wieadeppe, N. 8. Merry. The matter of affording a cash market in Oiympia for county prod ucts, after considerable discussion, was referred to the Committee on Trade and Commerce with instruc tions to investigate and report at the next meeting sonto plan of action. Chairman Wier, of the Committee on Immigration, sent in a report rec ommending co-operation with worthy persons in volunteer effort to secure desirable immigration, and that imme diate steps be taken for securing print ed statements of our local resources for distribution abroad. Messrs. Owings, Byrne and Barnes were appointed a committee to revise the membership roll of tlio old Board of Trade. The Committee on Publicity sub mitted a rejiortrecommending the im mediate publication of a small folder, containing and setting forth in boiled down form tho facts concerning the advantages of Oiympia and Thurston county, in a 10,000 edition. The com mittee was on motion authorized to proceed to issue this folder. The issuance of a pamphlet was also recommended, conditional that the cost can bo defrayed from outside sources. After considerable discussion the President was authorized to ap point a committee of three to solicit funds for tho publication of an illus trated pamphlet of 1(5 pages. Prof. F. B. Hawcs is chairman of this commit tee. Tho matter of getting the iron on ground for the completion of the Jef ferson street railway was referred to tho Committee on Transnortation. Tbe Doiible-Hcaded Office. Tho quo warranto proceedings to determine whether the City Council Imve or have not tho right to elect a City Marshal, under the act of 1895, promises to be a veritable " tempest in a teapot," if much moro time is con sumed in its determination. It has now been two weeks since the suit was instituted by Mr. Swan to secure pos session of the office to which he was elected by the new Council at their first meeting held on January 4th. Judgo Hodgdon placed tho date for consideration a week off (yesterday) and has taken the matter under ad visement till next Tuesday. The question at issue as shown by the contentions of the parties at issue is as to whether tho act of 1895 re peals the tenure of office provision of 1893. The act of 1895 provides " That in all cities of tho Third and Fourth class the Marshal shall in all cases be elected by the City Council and he shall hold office for one year unless sooner removed for cause." Mr. Vance for respondent Taylor con tends that this act repeals the tenure clause of act of 1993, and establishes a tenure based upon the uncertain acts of tho Council. Mr. Israel for re lator Swan, claims that there is no incongruity between the two acts and they should be construed together; that the act of 1893 definitely fixes the date on which the official term of Marshal begins and ends; that the act of 1895 was simply intended to place the office of Marshal under the immediato control of the City Coun cil, and if tho act did more than that, it was defective as to title, for fixing a new tenure was certainly not expressed in the title. He cited several cases which seemed to establish a conclusive precedent. It looks to a layman, if the intent of the law-maders be properly construed, that it was to make the Marshal more completely the agent of the Council, and that the words " he shall hold his office one year" is synonymous with Mackintoshes M|lcKllltOshCs m N I ■ ' * last color un J water « "P 1-. y-. (j A. J2O per cent, reduction proof from S* up. J X iIG H I m "" "" ***************** iUat ?! l adles' Dress Goods. £ REDUCTION SALE i o m _ WIIICII HAS JUST BEEN IN- r/A I— AUGUKATED AT - | ROSENTHAL'S. 1 rn I Prices Way Down PTTI >v J 0/ sold now for SO cents. is ahull hohl hin term (already prescribed by law) as an antecedent clause to the words " unless removed for cause." This view docs no violence to the unity of object that must be expressed in the title of the act. Judge llodgdon, as intimated, took the case under advisement till Tues day. I'nrlor meetings. Co-operation of teachers and par ents, was the object for discussion at the W. C. T. U. Parlor meeting, last Saturday. The afternoon went mer rily, much as the colored brother described: "1 said it was so and massa said it was so, and so we argied for 'bout an hour." Parents and teachers were agreed that they worked for a common end, "the good of the children" and that that end would be better attained if parents would take school journals, study school methods, be mindful of the needs of other children as well as their own, quicken appreciation of the good qualities of teachers rather than criticize their faults, visit the schools, etc. One boy was quoted as saying, "It is not popular to visit the schools; no one ever conies but Mrs. Stork ami Mrs. Wliitham." This speech was given from a little girl: "It pays to have a mother that is acquainted with the teacher. It makes things go easier." Mrs. Ella T. Stork voiced the gen eral mind on the need of high charac ter for a teacher with this sentence from Emerson: "How can I hear what you say, when what you are is thundering in nty ears?" The words of Prof, llawcs, Janet Moore, Orson Curry, Mrs. Brintnall and others who entered in to the dis cussion showed head and heart. Mary L. Page took a goodly num ber of subscriptions for school jour nals from mothers present which proves that they know how to make practical application of plain truth. The \V. C. T. U. are to hold a ser ies of Parlor meetings in the interest of education in various parts of the city and have a number of public lectures along the same line. B. W. Brintnall begins the course to-night at the Christian church. BELMORE AND NEIGHBORS The weather to-day (Wednesday) is very like early spring. The children of J. Bozartli have been quite ill with influenza but are recovering. The social dance at the house of J. Lewis' last Saturday evening, was very enjoyable, well-attended affair. Mrs. John Morgan returned home from Elma, last Saturday, and re ports baby Charley Morgan and his mother doing well. Mrs. Say res, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Trosper, was too ill to re turn to her home at Tacoma last Monday, as she had proposed to do. T. J. Miller reports having "ridden the goat" at a meeting of the Modern Woodmen, Monday evening. He was looking rather the worse for tho ex perienee on Tuesday, but Wednesday he appeared O. K. We arc pleased to learn a fine bi cyele path is being made between South Union and Tumwater, via Brighton Park. Success to you, neighbors! but we propose to beat any wheel path with an electric mo tor road in the not distant future. STATE NEWS Irving and George Bellinger, two young sons of A. Bellinger, of Clover dale, in Cowlitz county, killed a wild cat the other day. Irving, who is 13 years old, saw the cat iirst, and tired, wounding the animal. It was then treed, and George shot it. The cat measured feet, and weighed 50 pounds. Barney Lynch, a well-known mill man logger of Whatcom county, sprang out of the third-story window of the Bryon house, in Whatcom, late Tuesday evening. He had retired ap parently sober and in good health. He jumped through the upper glass, leaving the lower glass unbroken, and struck on the pavement outside, Two hours after the occurrence he was still alive. Customs officers 6ci/.cd a number of bottles and demijohns of whiskey Monday night, at Tacoma, hidden away in various parts of the steamer Rosalia, previous to her departure for Alaska. No resistance was made to the search and no owner claimed any of the confiscated stuff. The Rosalia reached Port Townsend Tuesday, and customs officials boarded l»er there and seized 50 gallons more whiskey. Henry Daggs, a 10-year-old boy, was instantly killed, Sunday, in the woods, near Mount Vernon, by the accidental discharge of a shot-gun in the hands of Dan Hoover, another boy of Mount Vernon. The boys, together witli a third, were out hunting near McCoy's logging camy, some six miles east of the city. They had secured some game. Daggs was some six feet in front of Hoover, and the entire charge of the gun went into the back of his neck, ranged upward and lodged in the head. He fell dead without a word. John Mills* supposed to have been robbed and murdered in Spokane, ar rived at Colfax Monday. He had been fleeced out of $250 by confidence men,of whom Harris, now in jail at Colfax, is said to lie tl»e leader. The gang also got a time certificate for sl,- 400, on a Colfax bank, which Mills in dorsed, but the bank refused to pay it, though Harris, who presented it, of- | J. F. KEARNEY & CO. | AND | GROCERY. | Keep the largest and most %Z complete stock of z£ | GROCERIES, CROCKERY | GLASSWARE, FLOUR, 3 | HAY AND FEED | JE M: sSfr In Olympia, and sell the g- cheapest for cash. 1 POULTRY _ | And all kinds of Farm Produce taken in exchange at highest z£ market prices. z^ fmmuma mmmmwM fered to give a big discount. After Mills was fleeced in a poker game, he was placed in a sleigh by an alleged attorney and taken into the country to give Harris time to get the cer tificate cashed. Harris is charged with obtaining money under false pre tenses, and is still in jail. Harris operates a cigar store in Spokane, where the robbery was committed. ALASKAN NUGGETS. The Alaska blockade is now on. I Rope is selling at Dawson for if I per foot. A " lav" on Eldorado creek is worth SIO,OOO. A lantern is said to be more useful: than an overcoat at Wrangel. Some men are making $125 per day each with rocker on Eldorado. Moccasins and buckskin mittens sell from $5 to $7 a pair at Dawson. A common door lock will sell in Dawson at the present time for sl7. A large cargo of lumber was shipped from Tacouia for Skaguay last week. The Corona brought down a cool million in gold from Alaska last week. Skaguay's population is said to he increasing at the rate of 300 per week. Extensive as is the steamship ser vice it is still unable to accommodate the rush. Eighty gamblers from Tacoma went north on Corona when she sailed on the Gth. Gulch creek, a tributary to Boulder creek, is expected to prove as rich as the Klondike. Ordinary dogs will pack from 30 to 50 pounds and stand the work all right day in and day out. Your Klondike library should con sist of one Bible and one Shakspeare, says an eminent authority. A crude log cabin, 20x24, costs sl,- 000 to construct at Dawson and read ily rents for $125 per month. In the Klondike region there are dog trains, horse trains, elk trains, reindeer trains for carrying supplies. The steamer Rapid Transit cleared from Budd's Mill, Everett, for Skag uay, on the 12th, with 50,000 feet of lumber. A party of twelve from Champaign county, 111., with 40 trained dogs will sail from Tacoma on the 20th for the Alaskan mines. The Portland tugboat Wallow has been sold to parties who design to em ploy her on a service between Puget Sound and Alaska. James Jackson has taken north a number of homing pigeons to estab lish a pigeon express between Daw soil and St. Michaels. Dawsonites say they want letters and papers from the outside world more than food. They have received no regular mail since August. The Stickeen River Journal lias, on what it considers reliable authority, information that a railroad will lie built up the Stickeen river this year. Editor Swinchart of tlie Alaska Mining Journal lias made arrange ments to start a paper at Dawson City, whicn will be called the Midnight Sun. There are several toll bridges on the Skaguay wagon road to the summit, which will assist materially in reliev ing the prospector aDd miner of his surplus cash. Dogs broken to sled service sell readily at from .s"io to SIOO. The Esquimeau dogs arc the most service able. The larger dogs wear out the trail and grow footsore. The best are a wiry, restless dog, weighing from 90 to 110 pounds. Three barges are to be built at Ta coma for use on the Yukon. They are to be 250 feet long, 50 feet wide and 14 feet depth, built after the model of stern-wheel steamers, with three decks but no machinery. It is expected to have the first ready for towing to Dyea or Skaguay by the Ist of March. Notice of Sheriffs Order of Sale. SUPERIOR COURT, State of Washington, in and for Thurston County. A. A. Phllllus, as Receiver of the First Nation al Hauk of Olvmpia, Plaintiff, vs. A. W. Laiwb lin and u. V. Linn, Defendants. Under and by virtue of a writ or order of sale issued out of the Superior Court of the State of W ashluglon, holding terms at Olvmpia in and for Thnrston County, said State, and dated on the lfth day of January, IS9B, on a judgment and decree rendered in said court on the 14th day of January, 1898. In favor of the above named plain tiff, and against the above named defendant, A. W. Laughlin, for the snm of ffve hundred and seventy-four and 35-100 (3574 36) dollars, less an additional credit of 310.00, paid Jan nary, 1898. and costs of salt taxed at ten (310.00) dollars, with Interest at the rate of legal per cent, per annum from date thereof and amounting in all to the sum of five hundred seventy-eight and 26-100 (3378.26) dollars, which said writ of special execution was to me as Sheriff of Thurston county. Washington, duly directed and delivered and by which lam com manded to sell at pnbllc auction, according to law the following described personal property and real estate: Notes and Mortgages as follows, to-wit: One note of Benjamin M. Laughlin and Mary J. Laughlin, for $225.00 with ten per cent, interest thereon from July 28th, 1892, secured by mortgage on lota 7,8,9, and 10 In Block 2 of West Olympia, recorded at page 697 of book " K" of mortgage records in the Auditor's office of Thnrston County, Washington, and by mortgage on he SK V ofNW >, of Sec. 81 In Tp. 20 N. K 2 Wof W M In Mason Connty, Washington. Ons note of David K. Hcndrickson, to A. W. Laughlin for $150.01) dated May 15th, 1892, and secured by mortgage on lot 17 In block 4 of Church's subdivision of block 26 of Ayrea' Addition tofOlympla, recorded at page 401 of book "K" aforesaid. One note of David H. Hendrlckson and Josle Hendrickson to said A. W. Langhlin for $500.00 dated Jnly 16th. 1894, and secured by mortgage on lot 1 of block 2 of Bigelow'a Addition to Olympia, recorded at page 545 of Vol. "K" aforesaid. One note of Mark D. Mark, to said A. W. Langhlin for $164.00 dated June Ist, 1891, bearing ten per cent. Interest. One note or Albert McCay to said A W. Langhlin for SIOO.OO dated July 15th. 1892. and bearing ten per cent, interest. One note of I. L. Lough to said A, W, Laughlin for 320.00 dated August 16th, 1893, and bearing ten per cent, in terest. One note of If. J. Kinney to said A. W. Laughlin for 8175 00 dated March 16th. 1891, and bearing ten per cent Interest, and credited with SIOO.OO. One note of E. J. Calhoun and Victoria Calhoun to said A. W. Laughlin for $300.00 bear ing ten per cent. Interest andsecuredby mortgage on real estate In Thnrston Connty, reeorded at page 537 of Vol. " II" of mortgages in said Auditor's office, and dated June Ist, 1891, credited as follows, viz: July 14th, 1897, $75.00; Nov. 9th, 1897, $16.50; January 6th. 1898, $10.00; Dec. 1891, $15.00; Juue 4th, 1892. sls 00; Jan. Ist, 1893, $15.00; Sept 14th, 1896, $15.00; Oct. sth, 1896, •50,00. One note of Mary Munn to said A. W. Laughlin for SIOO.OO dated September 2L»t. 1892, and bearing ten per cent, interest. It is further considered and adjudged that In case the above enumerated notes and mortgages do not realize enongh at the sale thereof to pay said debt and costs, including costs of sule. in full, plaintiff's lien be enforced on the following real estate Bttuate iu Thurston County, Wash ington, to-wit: Lot 2 ol block 30 of Swan's Addition to Olympia; lots 18 aud 19 of Block 3 of Sehree's sab division or Block "C"ot Sebree's Addition to • lympia; lots 3, 4. 5, and 6of Block 10 of Sehree's Addi tion to 'Jlympla, and In case said real estate does not realize enough at said sale to pay the balance of said debt aud costs, said Sheriff shall proceed to sell the following lots and tracts of land included in said A- W. Laugblin's deed of trust to said I.iuu to further secure the pay ment of said debt, viz: Lot 1 in block 2 of Martin s Addition to the corrected plat of the town of Elma. Chehalls County, Washington, exceptiugoff theDorth end of said lot a stripwf laud ten feet wide by 54 feet long; lots 15. 16 and 17, in Block 1 and lota 8, 9,10, 11,12, 15.16.17, 18 and 19, in Block 2of Huddcll's Addition to said town of Elma; and lot 8 iu block 10 of Sebree's Addition to the City of Olympia, Thurston Couuty, Washington. Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that on the luth day ot February, IMX, at 10 o'clock A.M. of said day, at the Washington street front door of the Court house of said Thurston county, iu the citv ol Olympia. 1 will sell the above des cribed real estate at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, or so much thereof as maybe necessary to raise sufficient to satisfy said last above named amount, together with increased COSIR and iucreased Interest. Daled at olympia, Washington, this 21111 day of January, 1898. CHARLES A. BILI.INGB, Sheriff oi Thurston county. Washington. T. N. AI.t.BN, Attorney for plaintiff! Hate of llrst publication Jan. 21, 1898. JOB PRINTING executed At the ,' iiee of WASHINGTON STANDARD.