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ti.IHU MX. 2:;. IS9S. The Impending Issue. . - .tin;, tit >•!» tin p'db y • t> r ' : • x; .1!:-. u see ills t. .divide till nay graph .nil m. >:• thai, a - . Ni w 1 tiglati 1 s> 1 til"- -• il w.tli tl..- c.ii.-i I,ati-ni .. ■ d <ii tin tradili mal policy ~f • wh.b' tlie far wi -t re -uggi -t :i fur 1 xtciidiiig the :•/- .b tii.on a- .1 .-up..; pn.gr.,- . 11.it. n.«l gb-ty and greattn 1 are In in -t ;n tin ir vn-w- i wo l v tin- facttb.it S'nator Hale ... . - t'c 1': b i,t to abamb 11 the .ml Si nat- r 11 ar >b - • It - , - that a treaty iuvolvitig tin -> - .ml- 1 aiinoi be ratified by tin Sni while lb jire-entatives from the l a- 1 ,i-t, with our own .latins liam.lti.u la wi- at tin ir lead, ar • i 1:m 1 itig for i xtension of tin- national gi- over all territory acquired by mtr late eoinpii sts. Tliis accounts almost • ntit• ly for the fact that so many Re- Rcpuhlicans were elected to Congress ami to the Senate from the West. I'resident McKinlcy's attitude in the last days of the campaign, when he abandoned his position of doubt and took 1 lirm stand in favor of retaining the whole of the Philippines, was in llucnciil wholly by advices from the West, the politicians in that section of the country assuring him that a posi tive stand upon the lines indicated would save the elections in that sec tton of the country and strengthen his administration in the districts where ' p in all other questions it possessed tittle or no strength. The silver men of the West, with Senator Teller at their head, are expansionists of the most pronounced type. Tliev contend that this question will lie settled far in advance of the elections of I'JOO, and that tlie question of the President's foreign policy will cut no ligure at that time. Senator Teller and the other Silver Republicans from the West contend that the silver question possesses greater vitality than at any time before, and if President McKinley is banking upon the returns of the late elections as an indorsement of his pol icy upon anything else aside front the war with Spain that he will be doomed to serious disappointment. Another matter that is, in a limited way, dividing public attention at the national capital with the question of the President's foreign policy is what is termed " currency reform." The Washington headquarters of the bank ers' committee appointed at the Indi anapolis convention, is daily thronged with the agents of the great banks front the principal cities of the coun try-. They hold conferences, it is re ported, almost daily and arrange to visit and urge their banking bill upon the various members of Congress as fast as they arrive, and are keepiug a careful record of everyone wlio says a favorable word for their measure, in order to accumulate pressure to apply to the President in favor of an extra session of Congress to deal with this question. 011 the other hand, the shrewd Republican politicians realize that, until the war with Spain came to their relief, the money question had practically overwhelmed them; that they were running counter to public sentiment in their various cities and districts and are now glad of any ex cuse to avoid again engaging in cur rency legislation. The bankers, how ever, are reminding Chairman Hanna of his pre-election pledges and demand ing that he carry them out by aiding tin-in in forcing an extra session of Congress to deal with that question. Senator Hanna and President McKin ley would much prefer to be relieved of this pressure because tliev fear that any attempt at currency legislation will overwhelm the party in defeat. Tliev realize that the question of pass ing a banking bill, that would involve the destruction of the greenbacks and treasury notes and the demonetization of the few silver dollars that we now have, was resented by the people in the late election to such an extent that nothing short of the President's ardent appeal for votes to sustain him in his policy against Spain saved the party in any portion of the West. Therefore they will resist the pressure from this source to some extent; the question remaining is whether they will be able to finally refuse to comply witli tlieir pledges to the bankers who furnished the money to pay the expenses of the campaign. It must be borne in mind, that in forming a just conception of nnv pos sible merits of this issue that it in volves what has hitherto been regarded as a menace to free government, a strong'governmcnt being necessary to maintain supremacy, a large standing army, with a civil service list aug mented, that is even now creating a distinction of caste among our people, a condition that was regarded by the founders of the government as of suf ficient importance to be made the sub ject of constitutional inhibition. Then again it will be exceedingly difficult to mould the resident population of the several islands into anything like a homogeneous mass capable of self government. Those people are savage and brutal and it will take generations to eliminate this objectionable trait, which is the exact reverse of the na ture which upholds free government. In the meantime the islands will be rare fields for partisan corruption and misrule, and a constant source of jeal ousy, if not open contention, from other nations. It is well before absolute abandon ment of one of the great principles which has given our government much strength abroad, to consider well the inevitable cost of an untried experi- im a!, and >b t'Tmiuc wln-tlit r ;t iimv !."! be the | ait of w -d m to b t well > rough alom . Some Tumwater Mills. 1 h>■ Tacoina .Y< »-•, in commenting upon the r.-op' mug »f biiMiie-s of the 1 umw.it> r 11 ••■ 1 r mill, says "it vva built b.t.-k m !' > days when Washing ton Irving wa-a clerk for .b.hn .laeoh Ast>>r in the fur-trading hii-ines- at tln town of Astoria, near the mouth of the 1 'olutnb.a rivir in Oregon." This is i-ntirely wrong. This Tumwater mill was h'lilt Irs- than t>-n y> ar- ago, ami w.i- supple d with Ijr-tada-s nod >rn rolb t-i>r>icess machinery by Un til;! light and pow. r company, mn sistingof Chambers, Young, Shannon and tin ir associate.-. The mill that tin .Y> (1 rcfets t>> w.i- double-- a -mall all or that wa- operated by Siin 11,on- way back in the id's. Since then there have been several (lour mills erect' >1 at tin* falls, one of which, the Rai nes' mill, was burned at the up per falls with the sawmill s veral y« ar ago. The t'ro-hy mill, at 11foot of the falls, on tide-water, a live-story building equipped with up-to-date 111:1- ehinery at the time of its opening in lMll, the frame of which still stands, was operated at a loss and closed after a short career of disaster. It was an unluckr venture from the beginning. The day it was opened was made an occasion for rejoicing and unite :i num ber of visitors were present to witness starting tip the machinery. A daugh ter of Mr. Riles, of Tumwater, hap pened to step over a revolving pinion, by which licr clothing was caught, and before the machinery could be stopped she was fearfully mangled and killed. This tragedy seemed to forebode the fate of the enterprise. It was never successful, always a money-loser, and involved its owners in an inextricable load of debt. " MILLIONS for defense, but not one cent for tribute." Who is there that is an American but what is familiar with this good old Democratic senti ment? And yet this time-honored motto of America, of the United States, was first broken by a weakling who offered tribute to a whipped and half civilized nation, after that foe had blown up one of our battleships, aye, murdered our American seamen, and was afterwards licked to a stand-still. How can a loyal American citizen sanction such a proceeding as a ma chine tool of the money power, acting in the capacity of President of this all powerful nation, offering a conquered foe millions for tribute, offering to pay millions of dollars wrung from the poor people of this country for a few negro-breeding, leprous, missionary cursed islands, 7,000 miles away, and all because the bond-gods bid liitn to. Oh, for a ntan in the White House in such times as these! IN the Botkiu testimony in San Francisco, a few days ago, John P. Dunning testified as to his relations to defendent prior to the tragedy in Delaware, whereupon Knight, Mrs. Botkin's attorney asked him if he had not maintained similar relations with other women and the witness an swered in the affirmative. Then the demand followed to name tliem. This Dunning positively refused to do and an appeal to the court to compel an answer was sustained. Dunning still refused and went to jail for contempt, where he remained several days and was released Monday, attorney- Knight withdrawing the question and giving Judge Cook an opportunity to order Dunning's release. It scetns somewhat odd that the court should have got into the difficulty by sus taining a question so seriously in volving the right of others. IT is said that Gen. Carcia's death, at the Cuban Commission's headquar ters, at the national capitol, on the 11th i nst., was caused by pneumonia, brought 011 by the sudden change from the warm climate ol Cuba, with the hardships he had there endured, to the wintcry weather of New York and Washington. He took a slight cold while in the former city, and shortly afterwards attended a dinner given in his honor by Gen. Miles, in Washington, which resulted in an ex posure thnt culminated in pneumonia and death. THERE is not a country on the face of the earth where the majority rule not even in the United States do the majority rule—but at all times the mi nority has dictated the policy and gov ernment of the country. Why is this? Well, the answer is apparenton a little reflection. It is because the minority who rule arc organized and stand to gether, while the dissatislied majority arc forever wrangling and quarreling among themselves. Don't you think, dear reader, it's about time for a little organization among the majority? THE restless, unsatisticd nature of man is illustrated in the character of the owner of the Waldorf-Astoria ho tel, on Fifth Avenue, New York. This is said to he one of the most luxurious and elegant hotels in the world, still he talks of tearing it down and build ing another, partly of glass, to cost twenty million dollars. SEATTLE now has an anti-expectora tion ordinance in full force. It pro vides a maximum penalty of or a term of imprisonment not exceeding two days, for spitting upon the floor of any street railway car, or other public conveyance, or upon the floor of any public building, or on any sidewalk in the city of Seattle. A LOCAL Republican quid nunc, noted for the possession of a liberal amount of grey matter, predicts the election of Foster in the approaching Senatorial contest, although he is not himself favorablo to that gentleman's aspirations. Eastern Conditions to Western Eyes. In. 1 >.t\id Mit> hell. ><i this city, writing fn.ni otsegn, Midi., umicr date "f tin 111 th in-t., says : " I am at my old home, trying to enjoy the cold weather, hut nmst ad mit that I could take more solid com mit out of oii< hour of Pup t Sound climate than a month of Michigan winter. Notwithstanding the cold weather, however, the people here seem t• > enjoy themselves to more than the average extent. The splendid sleigh ing atlords an opportunity for pleasure that can he obtained by no other mean- and it reminds me of the days when 1 participated in that e.xhilcrat ing sport in a comfortable rig, just large enough for two. The swift pace of the horses and the merry chime of the 1" :1- certainly has a tendency to keep up the spirits, and the cold weath er causes some spirits to go down (some throats'). In this State a very common excuse for drinking is to •' keep out the cold," while in Western Washington, a very scientific reason is given for its use as a means of keeping cool—by evaporation, (of course of a man's money). " As yet 1 have heard no one com plain of having prosperity strike him in the right place, and when i find men with families working for $4.50 per week; many without work, and •">,<loo laborers lately turned out of em ployment by the Yanderbilt Railway system, I begin to think that maybe our Republican friends are 111 error when they claim that times arc im proving, and are just trying to palm oil'a huge joke on the laboring men of the country. When any one tells you that the East is in a prosperous condi tion, just say to them that the people here do not sec it that wav. " 1 expect that I will be home by the first week in Janttarv." LADY Cook, the American authoress who married an English husband, and now lives in the English metropolis, known on this side the water as Tennie C. Claflin, a London dispatch says, will start the new year as a stock broker, under the name of Lady Cook «fc Co. She, wiili her sister, Mrs. Woodhull, had quite an extended ex perience twenty years ago in Wall street, as bankers and brokers, and held their own with the best financiers. Lady Cook is not a stranger to the readers of the STANDARD, front her frequent communication to it on so cial problems. THE hitherto unknown donor of a quarter of a million dollars three years ago to the Central Library Building of the University of New York, is now known to be Miss Helen Gould. She has since added SOO,OOO to the original sum, and it is said that the donation was doubtless suggested by Iter de parted father's deep interest in the in stitution before he died. For some cause the library was not provided for in Gould's will, and it is probably to supply this oversight that the daugh ter has donated $.'510,000 for its bene fit. AN Atchison girl who a year ago drew $.")0 a month for sitting in a cool office and pretending to work, and whose wages went on while she took a two weeks' vacation, is spending Iter time this winter in making bread in a hot kitchen, sewing and do ing other housework without getting a cent of wages. What happened to cause her so much sorrow? She. re signed her position last winter and got married. ETHAN Allen Hitchcock lias been appointed by the President Secretary of the Interior, to lill the vacancy caused by resignation of Secretary Bliss. Mr. 11. is at present Ambassa dor to Russia. He is a wealthy law yer and business man of St. Louis and was for several years an extensive plate glass manufacturer. He is a great grandson of Etlian Allen, of revolutionary fame. CHICAGO pays $50,000 to secure the preference over Minneapolis as the place for holding the next session of the General Conference of the M. E. Church. Elmer Itumley, the young man from Medford, Or., who ended a wild spree by shooting himself through the head at Garfield, at N o'clock Sunday evening, died two hours later without regaining consciousness. In the afternoon he received a letter, lie told his chums that his girl had gone back on him and that it meant a big drunk, and that he would take the town if it was the last thing he ever did. True to his promise, lie got crazy drunk, and, with a revolver in hand, went up and down the streets cursing and swearing, sticking his gun in the face of passers by, creating a general panic. About 7:30 lie started for the house of Jay North, an old Medford acquaintance, with whom he had recently had trouble over a settle ment. When he appeared at the door, gun in hand, Mr. North, with the assistance of his wife, closed the door and bolted it. Air. North ran out the back door for help. Ho re turned with his brother-in-law, O. 11. Johnson. When within f>o feet of the front door, ituiiiley, who was still standing there, shot at them, Johnson replying with two shots, neither of which took effect. Runiley then turned his weapon on himself, sending a bullet into Ins brain just above the right car. A murder trial promising to occupy public attention to an unusual extent began Monday at Sidney, Kitsap county, when a jury was impanneled to hear testimony in the case of James W. Connelln, editor of the Everett News, charged with having shot and killed Ole Nelson, a fuel dealer, at Everett, Oct. 10th last. The fatality attracted more than usual at tention at the time, because of the prominence of the parties involved. A change of venue was taken from Sno homish county on account of the feel ing there against Connella. The trouble arose over an article in Cou nella's paper reflecting on Nelson, which he resented in threatening re marks, and when they met a tight en sued, Nelson being killed. A large " gold" nugget was taken to a Fairhaven hank last week, by a party who desired to sell it. Upon applying the nitric acid test, the gold faded into brass, and the man was surprised to flnd his nugget worthless. The possessor of the nugget had pur chased it from a party who had evi dently played a sharp gapie. PENSION FRAUDS. THE PATRONAGE USED TO IN FLUENCE " PIVOTAL" STATES. The •• Czar" Aroused to Defense—The Rcsig nation of Secretary Bliss a "Result"—Bailey on Army Congressmen The Nicaragua Canal. Washi.v. lun, 1 »>•(■ Hi, IS'JS. Senator Vest mad-' a spirited attack on the evils of tin present pension system, saying that the government h h1 f ill, n into " a most impiilous ex !p. nbiture liv its ill-advised legislation 1 and tiiorougli politicalinlluenees," and was now acting as a sort of political I accident insurance company, lie de clared that he did not wish to deprive j a single honest applicant of his pen jsion, but he did wish to have the | abuses stopped, lie said that although | Illinois had furnished (55,000 more soldiers for the civil war than Indiana I did, that the pension payments in I Indiana exceeded those in Illinois by if 1,500,000, and charged that the rea | son was that Indiana is a pivotal state ' politically, and that it was a notorious | fact that pensions had been granted to j almost every applicant in districts i that were close. The Lodge Immigration bill is thought to have received its death blow, this week, when the House, by a majority vote declined to take it from the Speaker's table, where it has been since ii passed the Senate, early in the last session. This makes twice that the House has refused to take the bill up, and it is regarded as very doubtful whether its friends will make another attempt. Representative DcArinond, of Mis souri, had the pleasured" nagging Czar ltecd into making a speech this week. The incident was started by Represent ative Grow,of Pennsylvania, a Repub lican, making a forceable speech at tacking the well known gag rules of the House. Mr. DeArmond then took the floor and charged that Reed had com pelled the committee on Rules to re frain from reporting a new set of rules, in order tluit the rules of the last House, supposed to have been adopted temporarily at last year's extra session, might continue in force. Mr. ltecd tried to wriggle out by being funny. He made the House laugh—any clown could do that—but lie didn't convince anvbodv. Col. Bryan is in Washington confer ing with the Democratic leaders in Congress. When Boss I'latt was asked whether anything else besides the demands of his private business had influenced Secretary Bliss to resign the portfolio of Secretary of the Interior, he could hardly keep his face straight. He didn't answer the question, in words; he wasn't expected to. Bliss was taken into the Cabinet to head oil' demands made by I'latt, and he has been used for the same purpose at various times since. So I'latt isn't grieving over his resignation. Indeed, it is altogether probable that I'latt has done his part to push along the petty annoyances which have resulted in convincing Mr. Bliss that his private business needs his attention. While it is not likely that the resignation of Mr. Bliss was brought about by any open rupture, it was probably the culmination ol dis satisfaction because of a thousand and one little things, no one of which is important enough to be assigned as a reason for resignation. It has been an open secret in Washington that Mr. Bliss didn't like his job. Representative Bailey of Texas, lms made a statement concerning his arri tude towards Gen. Wheeler and three other members of the House who hold commissions in tho volunteer army. He quotes section ti of article 1, of the constitution—" That no person hold ing any office uuder the United States shall be a member or either bouse dur ing bis continuance in office"—and cites two cases in which the House decided members to have forfeited seats, one by accepting a major's com mission in the District of Columbia militia, and the other, by becoming colonel of a volunteeer regiment, in the Mexican war. Mr. Bailey thus de fines his own position : " 1 am one of those who believe that it is Die highest duly of every man to obey the law Hud to respect the constitution; and I have little pdience with the weak suggestion Dial a number of Congress shall shrink from his sworn duty because public sentiment would allow a brave ami distinguished man to hold two high offices, even though it lu against the constitution oi our conn try." Another phase of the same question is now til - ing discussed in Die Senate—lite con stitutional right of Senators to serve as government or presidential com missioners. Senator Turpie never miners words when he has anything to say. He favors the Nicaragua canal, hut does not favor letting the Maritime Canal Co. have anything to do with it- con struction. fn the course of a short speech advising the postponement of action on the question until the re port of the commission, sent over to investigate, is submitted to Congress, Mr. Turpie said the object of the Mari time Canal Co. was not to cut a canal but '• to cut a channel of communica tion at the least possible cost between the treasury of the United States and the empty cullers of that beggarly corporation." Senator R< rry has offered an amend ment to the Nicaragua Canal bill, pro viding for direct appropriation of money to construct the canal, instead ol guaranteeing interest bearing bonds, and to limit the cost to $115,000,000, and stated tiiat Senator Morgan was willing to accept the amendment so far as it related to appropriating money instead of issuing bonds. Sen ator Rawlins has offered an amend ment to the bill, providing that the act shall not go into effect until the Uni ted States secures by treaty the right to fortify and garrison the canal, to send armed vessels and munitions of war through if in time of war, and to close i; SIC : II T ny other nation with which the United Stales may be at war. The Spokane Chronicle says that the singing of the hymn " Come Unto Jesus," by the choir of the Vin cent M. E. Church saved the life of a man who had determined on suicide and that at the time he was passing the church he was on his way to the Monroe street bridge to blow out his brains with a revolver he had procured. The man was desperate, and had lost heavily at the gambling table during the day. The ringing of the church bells tirst attracted his attention and when he reached the M. E. church he decided to enter and as he expressed it at the close of the service: " When the choir sang ' Come Unto Jesus,' 1 felt that it meant me and came." OLYMPIA THEATER. JOHN MiI.I.KM MI MI'IIY. Manager aiu! Proprietor. Grand Christmas Attraction! OF THE COMEDY CYCLONE THAT HAS KEPT NEW YORK LAUGHING. ....6ILMOHE & LEONARD'S.... Hogan's Alley Co. r i R. F. Oul-ault. X.Y.HorIJ. I3ST 3 ACTS IST ID ISO LAUGHS, Presented bv their jolly Company of Comedians in New Songs, Dances, Specialties, Etc. SEE ITI THE GREATEST HIT OF THE SESAOH, Monday Evening, Dee. 26th Seats on Sale at O'Connor's Saturday morning ut to o'clock. Prices. Marquette rows I) to J inclusive. SI.DO; first three unj lust three rows, 750. Itnlcony. center section, row A. SI.00; first four rows, excepting center section Mow A. 75c: re mainder llalcony, 50c. Gallery, 25c. STATE NEWS. A Brief Summary of News Gathered Prom all Parts of the State. Scarlet fever is spreading at Colfax. Whitman county produced T.'tOO,- 000 bushels of wheat this year. The Socialists elected a Councilman at the recent city election in I'ort Angeles. Wheat is down to -10 cents a bushel in many of the towns of Eastern Washington. A Sjtokane man named Burke claims to have invented an airship that will work. Chicken thieves are raiding Puy allttp hen roosts. Several fine docks have keen stolen. One hundred and seventy-nine ears of wheat have been received at Walla Walla so far this month. Ice is eight inches thick at Union town, in the Palouse,and businessmen arc putting up a supply. The Pe Fill Examiner has removed its plant to Chchalis, where it will continue publication as the ('hehalis Examiner. The remains of Dan curran a miss ing Satsop rancher, were found in a boom of logs at an Aberdeen shingle mill last F'ridav. Now that there is only one steamer between San Francisco and Gray's harbor, freight rates on merchandise have nearly doubled. Masked robbers armed with pistols ami clubs held tip John Sweeney in his grocery store at 417 First avenue west, Seattle, the other night and stole $ 1 a.SO. A Sibley, agent of the Sumas, Se attle & International railroad com mitted suicide at Whatcom, on the night of the 15th inst. Despondency is assigned as the cause. Dora Reiubart, a young woman upon whom a criminal operation is supposed to have been performed, was found dead in bed at Spokane, Thurs day. She was 20 vears old. Edgar Yemman, a Walla Walla attorney, who was arrested on the charge of concealing government property, has been released under SSOO bonds, on bis own recognizance. Horace Greece, a farmer of Downing gulch, was taken to Colfax the other eveuing and lodged in jail on a charge of insanity. It was all three strong men could do to handle him. W. J. Jenkins, of Centralia, had the misfortune to lose both of his valuable bird dogs this week. One was valued at $250 and the other at nearly as much. The dogs got hold of salmon. l'uget Sound has nliout 100 islands in it, area about 500 square miles. The Straits of Fuca has about 15 islands, and there are as many more between Cajie Flattery and the Columbia river. The Island county mail steamer Se home is hard fast on Sling rock, near East Sound. She went out of her course during a fog on the new run from Whatcom. She cannot be saved. Somerville Brothers, of Centralis, got their new CO-horsepower locomo tive last week. They are now expect ing the rails, and will commence building their new logging railroad at Napavine at once. Matilda Fox, 4 years old, daughter of Frank Fox, a reservation dairyman, was burned to death at Tacoma, last Friday as a result of her clothing catching fire while playing in front of an open fireplace. Mr. Hiller, of Ritsville, who was overcome bv gas from a coal stove, of which an account was given in last week's STANDARD, died Saturday, and was buried beside his wife, who died from the same cause. At 5:40 Tuesday evening Thomas Grace was run over by a street car on the line between Everett and the smelter and had both legs almost severed from the body. He died at the Everett hospital a few hours after ward. A Benner, the llumptulips rancher, whose daughter was abducted last June by her uncle, Harris, has pre sented a petition with about fit) signa tures, to the County Commissioners asking tlieni to offer a reward of SU(tO for Harris' arrest. Grace Lamorc, wife of " Swiftwator j Bill" Gates, arrived in Seattle Monday I evening front San Francisco and is ' staying at the Butler. Mrs. Gates is ' a very pretty little woman, with | bright blue eyes and a wealth of flaxen j hair. She dresses stylishly and wears | handsome diamonds. Gates is also | at the Butler. The Toledo, Wash., school board j contracted with Professor Spencer to i teach a six months' term. In the ' meantime he has been elected county school superintendent, and now wants to quit the school the tirst of the year, but the board, believing a contract just as binding on one party as on another, has concluded to hold hint to his contract. The meanest man heard of lately in j these parts sold his son-in-law a one-: half interest in a cow and then rc- 1 fused to divide the milk, saying that he only sold the front half of the cow. which obliged the son-in-law to pro- j vide the food and water for the cow : twice a day. Recently the cow hooked the old man and he sued the j son-in-law for damages.— Centralin -Ye MM. The body of James Fitzpntrlek, a North River settler, was found in the mud in the tide-llats at the mouth of North river, near South Rend, Wet lues- ' day afternoon. He left South Rend, homeward hound Saturday, and Sun day his boat was found at the mouth j of the liver with a load of provisions j intact, but one oar gone, l'arties have been searching fur him ever! since. The Northern l'aciftc is making re pairs to its road in the vicinity of Yakima that will cost it SIOO,OOO or thereabouts. They include the cut ting out of a curve of three-quarters of a mile in length and the building of a steel bridge. The bridge is to be 400 feet long. It will be supported on three fine concrete piers and two con crete abutments. The work will be finished in February. Engclbcrt Johnson, who has been working at (i. M. Powell's logging camp on the Neushkali, rucivcd in juries by the falling of a tree on his head Saturday which caused his death Sunday. He was leaving the camp to come to town, and happened to pass where a ceder tree was being cut down, which struck on an alder tree in its fall, and the alder hit deceased on the head, causing a fracture of the skull. Residents of Whatcom county re port deer to he more plentiful this year than for several years past. The hunting of deer by hounds has been practically abandoned for the past few years, and as a consequence the deer are not so wild and are becoming more numerous in the several locali ties famous as the favorite haunts of deer. Most of the residents in the county have sworn an eternal vendetta against ths use of hounds in hunting deer. A sneak thief stole a gold watch from the residence of Z. Hal lee, Mon day night, at Tacoma, and an hour later oll'ered to sell it to the son of the owner, whom he met on the street, several blocks away. The watch was recognized by young Sallee, who en deavored to lead the thief to the po lice station. When near the station, the latter became suspicious and ran away. The sou retained his father's watch when ho examined it, and re stored it to the owner. The general merchandise store of P. A. Depper A Co., at Winlock, was burglarized last Friday night. About s"><) worth of goods were stolen. Evi dently the burglary was committed by hobos who sought to improve their wardrobe and incidentally supply themselves with revolvers, knives, to bacco and other articles accessible in a general store. Investigation showed that the front door had been pried open, and that several pairs of the best shoes in the house, four macki naws, hats, pants, blankets and under wear had been appropriated. ajmmmmmmwtnwmwwwmmg I J. F. EEAEK.3Y & CO. 1 IE: AMI RETAILS- ii I GROCERY. I Keep the largest and most Z£, complete stock of 3^ | GROCERIES, CROCKERY J gr GLASSWARE, FLOUR, 5 | HAY and FEED | I R Olympia, and sell the cheapest for cash. | JUST | A large and complete line of Fruit Jars * I'Ol I.TUV AMI Al l. KIM>S Ol I'AKM I'KOIM CK TAkKN IN Z^S KXCIIAMih AT IIK.III ST MAUKT.T I'UICKS. —<» iiuuauuuußUuaiUhiUiuaiuußui NO TIME TO EAT. We have been too busy to find time to eat of late Everybody is appreciating our efforts to double our sales over last year and is taking advantage of the » n p Bargains Offered in Every Department. YOU CAN BUY YOUR SENSIBLE Christmas Gifts To the best advantage at Mott man's. THE MOTTMAN MERCAHTILE CO. | A. Clearance Sale \ | * OF 25 %OK MILLINERY. pi GREAT CLEARANCE SALE 4 I MILLINERY '■ > * > AT MISS WHEELER'S, A > 4 > FROM NOW TILL XMAS. i > < badies'Hats, nil colors, from f>o cents up. / v barge line of Children's Hats and Tani Oslianters, all / r colors, from 25 cents np. * jr Ladies' Hair Ornaments, Hair Nets and Natural Hair A Switches. *r Miss M. A. Wheeier, 410 Ciiilberg Block, j N VV VN N ♦ *>:♦/«♦ o ♦ ♦❖♦❖ ❖♦ o ♦ ♦; «• >•<*_•*- ♦' r I PHOTOGRAPHS I W >• All styles and Grades ,* y From $2.00 up. A ♦ Also a g p"" ;nl *y | Pastel I Crayon Enlargements } IDA. B. SMITHS STUDIO, ♦ A ♦ A 520 Main Street, Olynmia, Wash. t : &* 1 ❖ ♦ * ♦. * ♦ o ♦ ❖ ♦ ❖ o *> .> » > ♦ ❖ ♦; tit *~r*T * Z"*"!!"* - ! - * —*" —* —* —* —* —* —« s;?_y -*—*—* —-* —* —*- -* —* —* — *«♦ * —* —* —* * —* —★ —*—> —* —* -»IJ i Hotel Huogft I CEO. E. HUCCINS, Lessoo. jfi iji ««"*«« NIMOND AND MAIN VI HIM s, . OI .|.|NA A If. |i| |*| The old reliable "New Kngland Hntcl," later Yonn-'s T'T 1 Hotel, now fl Or Kb HI'<JOINS, has been thoronghlv rfi - 1 * ' | 1 | ovatcd, repaired, unproved and modernized at heavv .-i T ' * 1,1 pense by the present owners and is now prepared to entei l*i Til ? am l"«rons in comfort at lowest prices. If believe * * I * I it come and see for yourself. " j « j Til ,r Ka , r " 1 l 7 s an d ,'thers visiting the hotel, who have teams will be *i* atlorde.l free staining in the two stables that belong to th,- premises, i* i I*l 7 ir | M The deiull* of muiiugcuu-iii are under il.e direelluu of * I |j 1 niu l.eorgla lluKKln*. * * *«♦-»-« *