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111 V 'll*l ». XX XSII. mini i.hmVi. i>i.cniiiu: :i. mini. The Capitol Contention Begui3. With-< ii-nt. mil headline-tin To • ••mi V announ" - the fact that l'«-nton 11. Gnu, of that <ity, has Lr.eight action against his aecidency, 15. Rogers, Rolit. llridges, as Land Commissioner, Frank J. Browne, State -uperintendent. W. D. Jenkins, Secre tin and Neal Cheetiiam, Auditor, tin- latter officer L ing an <•, member of the l'mrd of Capitol Cotu nii--ioner-. Mr. Gnss, who in 1 was awarded a i ontraet for building the capitol, ap plies in tin- action for a writ of mandate to compel those officers to fill the Hoard of Capitol Com missioners, to cause warrants to be issued and sold for cash, and that the land-grant be offered for sale and sold if a sufficient sum offered aggregating ♦lO per ucre, can be obtained for it, and that whenever a sufficient sum has been received to equal tbe uncx jicutlod balance of the appropriation, that they be required to complete the contract with the plaintiff, and enable him to jiroceeil with the work of con struction of the capitol. The Ncus gives a brief history of the way in which this important matter has been side-tracked by inter ested parties and states that Mr. Goss feels that he has been damaged to the extent of $200,000 by the failure of the State to fill its part of the con tract with him. F. S. Carroll and A. B. Titlow are counsel for Goss, and the matter is set for hearing before Judge Linn in this city on the 4th day of next month. It is not thought that the plaintiff has any hope of compelling the execu tive to proceed with a work he has deliberately ignored, despite the re quirements of law, but it is regarded simply as a device to give Goss the necessary foothold to ask for an award of damages bj* the incoming Legislature. It is to establish judi cially the legality of award of con tract and to show that Goss had made an attempt to discharge in good faith the duties involved, as well as having made recourse to the courts to protect his rights. It looks as if he would he well fortified to press his demand from every point of justice and fair dealing, and that one of the first du ties of our law-givers will be to patch up the execrable work of an auto cratic, law defying executive. A Sensible Oirl. We should not forget to eypress a few words of praise for Miss Alt a Rocke fslle, who has a dowry of $50,000,000 and is to become the wife of a respectable and respected Chicago attorney with a j jfprtjufie .of only SIO,OOO. Miss Rocke feller has the reputation of being a sens ible, well-bred and attractive American girl, and her wedding announcement confirms the impression. She will not marry a title, but she will retain the re spect and receive the good wishes of American manhood and womanhood.— Ex. Yes, indeed, Alta is to he com mended by everybody with an ounce of patriotic blood in his, or lier, veins. A sensible girl with a dot of fifty millions, if inclined to take her pick of American manhood, can Rock-a fellcr to utter oblivion of any scruples of any sort. The actions of the Gould dude aud the Zimmerman jack should convince any girl of sense that old world heredity rests upon a very in secure foundation, and that the life of a wife of the effete nobility may be a realization of those " hot times " so vividly pictured by Dante as the ulti mate and final reward for worldly pride. IT IS claimed that three of the newly electee! city and county officials are, in reason if not law, disqualified for holding their respective positions owning no property in their respective districts subject to taxation. One of those has been elected to a salaried office in our city government, another will fill the place of Councilman, and the other one of the most important and lucrative positions in the county ser vice. There are very few who will dispute the position that all officers of profit and trust should go to men who possess a thorough interest in public nffairs and ability to acquire enough of earthly possessions to pay some thing, though it lie but a tithe, toward the support of the rules adopted for safety of property and preservation of life. ANY Democrat who can cast back his political memories for a few years, must laugh to recall the fulrainations of the Republicans of that time against any seeking to enter the foreign mar kets and their declaration that the home markets were good enough for them. Now that things have changed, they contend, of course, that they were in favor of developing our foreign trade all the time instead of being bit* terly hostile to it—as they were. CONGRESS is well under way and the Republican measures arc booming all along the line. Some of them may be prevented from passing at this session, but, if so, they will get through next time and therefore the chances are that the Democrats will content them selves with going on record in opposi tion and then letting the g. o. p. do its worst. BY the way, some one may pick up a few small sums by wagering that McKinley has not yet been re-elected. The electoral college has not met yet, you know, and there is nothing in the laws to prevent its choosing somebody else when it does. PRESIDENT McKinlcy's message is only remarkable in its length. It is turgid in expression; about as dull as a market report and possesses the scectillating brilliancy of a "blue book." Ghosts and "Gobblings." ' asionallj* a >ar- .i-tie mood ani ni:tt> - our good neighbor, the Tacoma .V- *, and when it doc.-, the caustic tiling l - that ale -aid by him run like | molten lava from t'licle Sam's lately at quired Manna In a late i--ue the degree of cordial ity which cxi-t- between the " City of Destiny" ami the "Chiton City" is ad mirably depicted, in which the capital is made the striking-ball for exercise of muscle, in suggestion if not antici pation, of a lively scrap when the Leg islature convenes. The presumption is that lving county wants to sink a few millions of dollars in Lake Washington bad enough to unite with its enemy in a deliberate trade in setting the capitol ■ afloat for the object of landing it I where the Andalena is so " permanent ! ly located" as to know no hope of res urrection' In fact the intimation is ■ that King has already made the prop osition, which surely finds some plaus ibility in the fact that she lately turned down her own nominee for • Governor to reinstate a man whose vision extends no further than Com ; inducement Raj - , in any matter of ; public importance. If Seattle can swallow such an unsavory morsal without retelling, it inaj' be that she can keep down a still more nauseous dose in advancing the visionary ob jects of licr relentless foe. Anyway, it is well for the News to appear cheerful, and reach out for the Supreme Court and State Library, as a pastime, while " jollying" the cat as to the advisability of attempting the "chestnut" game. Here is what the News says is the " Song of the Seattle Siren": Disturbed by the rumbling of the ap proach of the Ides of Legislature, the Capital Ghost, whose mournful obse quies have been performed with barba rous regularity once within the period of each recent session of the State Assem bly, threatens to arise, lay aside its worn-out burial clothes, anil walk. The ceremony of the perambulation of the Ghost may as well be accepted now by the people as one of the few certain ties of the near future. There be men who, though they be Senators, make true talk. It is by mouth of these there comes forwarning of this sad, sepulchral resurrection joke. With furtive brows and guarded lips they tell that ere a sea son's rains have ceased to fall, while winter storms yet brew above Olympic peaks and all the western Stale is wrapped in inist, this ghostly ghoul shall walk ; while scheming Senators and be ings of less degree shall chant Olympia's dirge—solemnly shall intone a turgid Tlianatopsis to "the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Koine." Then shall Olympia, fair god mother to the cocktail, have fallen from her high estate, while tired Taeoma, dreaming on her thirty-seven hills, shall rise, and on the ruins of her brick hotel shall rear the haughty capitol of State! Ye Gods! Seattle the avaricious, it is further said, has a hand to bear in this resur rection joke. Seattle long has burned for a canal of commerce that shall con nect the waters of Lake Washington with Puget Sound. This burning can be soothed away by the expenditure of a paltry few miilions of public money — merely nothing, as it were; a bagatelle. List, then, to the siren's scaly song. In choicer words, get next: WE need your help, fair County Pierce, To Meal ux a canal; YOC yearn with fervor firm ami fierce To own the capi-tal. The People's mfliioiiH we woold lhcit, A harbor Krnnit to aaln ; Come! help the treasury to milch! "l'ls nehthliot'e duty, plain. Play buneo-atecrer once for us! Help steal na this canal! And In return we'll make Home tune About that cap-l-tal. ONE of the worst bills of its kind ever proposed is now pending in Con gress. By its provisians, all veterans, whether disabled or not, are to have preference for appointment or promo tion in the government service. If the bill passes, it will mean that the entire government service will be put into the hands of the veterans to the exclusion of all civilians. GARFIELD is a model Prohibition town. The Mayor-elect, F. L. Gwinn, was one of the Prohibition candidates for elector in November. No City At torney was elected as none was need ed, and there is not a lawyer in the place. There is not a card-room or cigar stand in the little city, and the people all go to bed at sundown and get up with the dawn. THE Sultan is to pay up through the purchase of a cruiser and the United States has professed itself satis fied. It may bo pointed out, by the way, that payment could have been had months ago by this means, but was refused and the very idea of its acceptance was ridiculed. But that was before the election. AFTER all the talk of the decadence of the merchant mnrine of the United States, there may be some surprise at the statement that the United States stands second among the nations in the tonnage it has afloat. It is ex ceeded only by Great Britain, and no subsidy bill is likely to enable it to pass that country. IT is reported that 1,200 bolomen have surrendered in the Philippines. If so, so good. But be not hopeful brethren, that the war is over. There have been similar surrenders before, only to have the surrendered go back to the fighting line after they have had a few full meals and had seen their families. " THE Czar is out of danger," says a bulletin from Livadia. Not if the Nihilists know it and they think they do. And yet this is the very same Kaiser Wilhelm that sent Krugcr a telegram of congratulation after the suppression of the Jameson raid. How tempora do mutantur. TEDDY docs not propose to allow himself to be buried in the Vice Presi dential chair. True, this had been the fate of most former Vice Presi dencnts, but then Teddy considers that seldom indeed in the past has anyone of his attainments accepted the post. THE coal trust give out the gratify ing assurance that the price of coal will go down when the mercury goes up. Matrimonial "Cbromos." A Providence, 15. 1., furniture dealer lias hit upon splendid plan for obtain ing considerable gratuitous advertis ing, and at the same time make it doubtless a very prfitable means of gain. Relying upon the human weak ness for obtaining something for noth ing, lie advertises that he will hegin the new year by providing the marri age feast, pay the ministerial fee and defray the expenses of a three days' wedding trip, for all bridal couples who shall purchase their housekeep ing outfit of him. The service is graded, however, in proportion to the extent of the purchase made. With seven room purchasings, all the above go; six rooms, call for feast and the parson ; live rooms, to the feast only, and those who cannot afford to furnish more than four rooms, will get only the parson. All will, however, receive a silver mug or a high-chair for every child born within five years of date of the marriage. The promotor says that he will do this "to stimulate trade, promote human happiness and benefit the community," but it is evi dent that the main incentive is itn braccd in the first clause of the an nouncement, "to stimulate trade,"' and it is very probable that matrimo nial parties united under this unique method will discover, if their vision is keen, that all the expenses provided for by the shrewd dealer in furniture is included in the bill as graded. For those couples who are caught by the ordinary Fair weddings, where a parlor suit, a cooking range, or some other serviceable adjunct to housekeeping, is awarded for the extra gatc-moncy the event brings, the idea of "something for nothing," (unless it be a sacrifico of self-respect) seems to be realized, but in the proposition of this Yankee matrimonial promoter it is ten to one that the newly-married pay every dollar of the expense in volved, from license to coverlid and pillow-sham, disguised under one form or another. Demoralization of College Athletics. Chauucey liathbuu, an Olympia boy, a student at the State University and leader of the Rooters' Club, has got himself into trouble for '• inject ing" profanity into the college yell and refusing to remove it. The young man has been indefinitely sus pended, which, Prof. Graves declares to be "a softer term for expulsion." Rathbun claims that he had the use of the name of Deity changed to " Hully Gee," but the club refused to accept the substitution and continued to give the yell as originally written. It was as follows: " Ilippity Hackle, Uippity Hackle God Almighty, See that tackle!' It lias long seemed to those outside of college walls that there was too much in those institutions of a drift towards physical development to the neglectof mental education. Through boating, baseball and later foot-ball achievements, the loading cullcgco seem to have kept quite prominently in the public eye, while the higher realms of literary or scientific research seem to be terra incognita when meas ured by notablo achievements or use ful discoveries mads along these path ways to knowledge. It would be far better to educate the head instead of the heels, as now seems to be the primary object of the higher Univer sity courses. Chauncey Rathbun must have changed very much from his youthful nature, if he has developed into an " undesirable student," as is alleged by Prof. Doubt. How much of it is due to the college course, is a query that will obtrude, especially as the young man earned merited marks of recogni tion for bravery as a soldier in the Philippines, and is entitled to some consideration for patriotism as well as an exemplary youthful life. A PROMISING series of revival meet ings are being held in the Twenty third street M. E. Church under charge of Rev. A. S. Gregg, in Seattle. Mr. G. was once in the newspaper business, and that accounts in somo degree for his ability in making it " hot" for repcutant sinners. THE W. C. T. U. made a hit in Washington last week, when a dele gation visited the Capitol restaurants and examined the glasses of the diners there and demanded to be told what they contained. Temperance is never in so much danger as when its fool friends get a chance to advocate it. THE tariff* rates are not to be re duced even on articles whose import has altogether ceased, and whose ex port has largely increased. The only effect of the rates now is to enable the manufacturers to charge higher prices at home than abroad. THE telegraphers on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad service went on a strike a few days ago, and the company puton a forceof" plugs" and announce that the strikers may consider themselves off duty perma nently. IT is said that L. J. S. Hunt, a for mer owner of the P.-J. and boss poli tician of the Queen City, intends to return to the scene of his former ex ploits and take another whirl with the active entities of that swift little city. THE Isthmian Canal Commission has reported in favor of the Nica rauguan route as the only really feas ible one, althongh it admits that it will cost about $50,000,000 more than the Panama. VI ASHINGTON City celebrated the 100 th anniversary of the location of the scat of government in that city. It was a universal holiday and elabo rate festivities commemorated the oc casion. ON BENDED KNEES THE REPUBLICAN LEADERS BEG TO BE LET OFF from a Campaign Promise to Take the War Tax from Beer—They Propose a Compro misc—The First Act of Imperialism, Increase of the Army The Ship Subsidy Bill Samp son to be a Vice Admiral, if It is Possible to Make Him One- More of Willie's Wobbling Pettigrew Still "Wants to Know." (From our regular correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, l'.iOO. The Republican leaders in Congress are on their knees to the brewers, beg ging to be let oil' with a small reduc tion in the tax on beer, instead of the entire war tax, as demanded by the brewers. All this has been brought about in a week. A wte>. ago the Republican members of the Ways and Means committee refused to even con sider a reduction in the beer tax. Since then Representative Rabeock, who was chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee and knew all about campaign contributions and promises, has succeeded Doiliver, of lowa, who lias gone to the Senate, as a member of the Ways and Means committee, and has told the Republi can members thereof a few things, as Mr. Hanna has also done. Now it is no longer a question of whether there will be a reduction of the beer tax, but of how small a reduction the brewers can be cajoled into accepting. The bill as reported from the Ways and Means committee, makes a reduc tion of 40 cents a barrel in the beer tax, but it is not yet certain that the brewers will accept that. While the Democratic caucus on the Army bill, which was railroaded through the House this week, did not agree upon any party policy in oppos ing the bill, the Democrats who spoke against the bill in the limited time al lowed them were practically unani mous in objecting to the imperial powers given the President, of increas ing the regular army from 58,000, the minimum number provided by the bill, to 100,000 men whenever so dis posed and of retaining it at the high est figures as long as he wanted to. The Democrats agreed that it was more power than Congress ever placed in oue man's hands and more than should he given to any man. Other objectionable features were pointed out by Democrats, but tbat is all that they could do. Mr. McKinley's orders had been issued to Speaker Hender son, and of course tbe bill was passed. Senator Clay, of Georgia, made a strong point against the Ship Subsidy bill, now tbe regular order of business in tbe Senate, when be compelled Senator Frye, who is in charge of the bill, to admit that if it became a law tbe annual subsidy of a twenty-one knot ship would lie $304,000. Sena tor Clay also called attention to tbe fact that tbe ten and twelve knot ships which carry tbe agricultural products of tlie country will not re ceive more than one-third of the sub sidy provided for the fast passenger vessels which carry no agricultural products. Senator Vest offered an amendment to the bill repealing all laws prohibiting the purchase of for eign built ships for use in the foreign carrying trade of tbe United States or imposing taxes or restrictions upon such, and giving American citizens the right to purchase vessels anywhere and for any purpose and to have them registered as ships of the United States. Representative Crumpacker, of In diana, has introduced an Apportion ment bill which cuts down the Con gressional representation of four Southern States North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Missis sippi—but nobody has any idea that the bill will ever receive any serious consideration. Crumpacker himself says the bill represents only his per sonal views and was introduced with out any assurances that it would be supported. Senator Tillman got a bill through the Senate without opposition, appro priating $75,000 for a government building at tbe Interstate and West Indian Exposition, to be held at Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 1, 1901 to June 1, 1902, and $250,000 to aid the furtherance of tbe exposition. It is understood that the revival of the grade of Vice Admiral, recom mended by Secretary Long and pro vided for in the bill introduced by Senator Hale, is to make a place to which Hear Admiral Sampson can be promoted by Mr. McKinley. Rear Admiral Schley has many warm friends in Congress and they may have a word or two to say about this scheme before it gets through. Studeuta of human nature as ex hibited in the political world are try ing to reconcile Mr. McKinley's words with his acts. In the closing para graph of his message were words which read like a patriotic warning to Congress not to be led into making extravagant appropriations just be cause there was a lot of money in the Treasury, and now Mr. McKinley is using all his power to drive objecting Republican Senators into the support of one of the most extravagant appro priations ever before Congress—that for ship subsidies, which will put mil lions into the pockets of the already rich owners of the fast mail arid pas senger steamships and next to noth ing in the pockets of those who own the slow freighters, which carry our manufactures and products. With the taking of the vote in the House on the Oleomargarine bill one of the longest and most bitter fights that ever took place in the House, in which there was no partisan politics, was brought to a close, although it will doubtless be renewed in the Sen ate. Senator Pettigrew reminded the ad ministration that he was still in the ring, and that he had heard about the suppressed report of the expert ac countant on the stealings in Cuba, by offering a resolution calling for any additional information that bad been received by the government about Cuban finances. The resolution was sent to the Committee on Relations with Cuba, to die. DEM. MRS. Langtry has again discarded a a husband, in her somewhat animated game of life. She always seems to have hearts to trump a diamond suit, and is Satan himself on "sequences." THE English House of Commons has voted X 10,000,000 to aid in prose cution of a war long ago declared fought to a Gnish. It is our experi ence in the Philippines over again. THE health of England's Queen has sustained a noticeable decline, and anxiety prevails in court circles re garding the matter. STATE NEWS. A Brief Summary of News Gathered from All Parts of the State. A mattress factory will he estab lished at Centralis. James McGrane, an old pioneer and Indian fighter, died at Walla Walla, Wednesday, aged f>7. Lillian Lewis, 15 years of agp, was committed to the Reform School from , Port Townsend Vriday. The Dayton Electric Light it Power Company is installing n new 200- horse-power engine and boilers. Mrs. John J. Morrison, living two miles south ol Walla Walla, is sick with smallpox, and is under strict quarantine. Frank Alexander, sentenced to 10 years from Whitman county for burg lary in 1897, has been pardoned by the State executive. The New York Dental Company is the loser of about SOO as the result of a burglary which occurred at its Se attle parlors, Monday. A gas field has been discovered at Rosalia, 35 miles from Spokane, and wells are being sunk to make avail able nature's gasometer. A son of J. E. Moomon, three miles north of Colville. cut off three fingers of his sister's left haod with an ax last week. The children were play ing. Grant Page, who pleaded guilty to an attempt to kill Clinton Lambert at Wavcrly, was sentenced to five years in the iieuitcntiary and to pay the costs of the prosecution. Matt Bren, an employe at the Ta coma smelter, fell into a large kettle of molten slag Monday morning, and was frightfully burned on his back. His injuries are regarded as fatal. Wild cats entered tho rabbitry of Professor F. B. Babcock, at C heney, last week, and killed all hut eight of over forty young and old hares, among which were two does worth |SO each, all fancy pedigreed stock. S. Samuelsou pleaded guilty to burglary in the Superior Court ae Colville, and was sentenced to five years in the State Penitentiary. He broke into a saloon a month ago and stole the contents of a slot machine. Tho body of an Indian has been found buried under a tepee in the suburbs of Spokane. It is believed he was kicked to death in a drunken fight Saturday night. The Sheriff is hunting for another Indian, supposed to be the murderer. Irene Earl, of Spokane, was arrested at Seattle, Tuesday night, by Detec tive Phillips, on a charge of grand larceny, upon information furnished by the Chief of Police of Spokane. It is said tbat she bought diamonds for which she neglected to pay. Tbe residence of Mrs. J. P. Shattuck, of Garfield, was robbed by burglars Monday night, and a gold "watch, 15 gold nuggets, ranging in value from $5 to S2O each, some old silver spoons and other ware were taken. Mrs. Shattuck's loss in all was not less than S3OO. Elmer Lord, a U. S. mail-carrier, was shot by Sam Brown during a drunken frenzy, at Stone's Landing, a small port on the Sound between Se attle and TacomA, on the Ctli inst. Lord's spinal column was cut by tbe shot rendering him a helpless para lyctic. Kditor Smith, of the Oakesdale Sun, and Rev. W. C. Evans, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of the same piace, aro engaged in a bitter personal war. the former using bis paper in which to" roast" the preacher, while the latter "roasts" the editor from the pulpit. Timber men felled two large fir trees at Equality last week. One was 250 feet from tbe stump in length, 8 feet 4 inches in diameter eight feet from the ground, and 90 feet to tbe first limb. The other was 200 feet in length, seven feet in diameter, and 70 feet to the first limb. In a quarrel over seamen's wages, at Tacoma, Monday afternoon, G. L. Christianson shot Billy Gartman through the stomach. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died. Christianson says they quarreled Saturday night, and when he was go ing off the ship Monday, Gartman and others came at him with clubs, and, to defend himself be used his gun. Edmund Hanson, alias H. Larkee, believed to be the leader of the gang of counterfeiters operating at Spokane, has been captured. Hanson was a bridge watchman for the Great North ern. In his shack were found counter feiters' molds and letters ordering gold and silver bullion. Near by in a cache in the rocks many stolen articles were found. Hansen protests com plete innocence. Discovery wns made Monday that smallpox exists in a camp of Indians in the outskirts or Spokane. One death has occurred, and three others are down with the disease. These In dians were strays from the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane reservations. When the disease broke out a part of the encampment returned to the Coeur d'Alene reserve, and it is feared they have carried the disease with them. One of the important cases decided by Judge John B. Davidson, of the Superior Court at North Yakima, was the granting of a divorce to Mary Grindrod from her husband, Edward Grindrod. The plaintiff is in the last stages of consumption and cannot re cover. She a£ked for a divorce and temporary alimony. The court grant ed her money with which to prosecute the case and an allowance of $25 per month to be paid by the husband. Louis Larsen, the sailor who was terribly cut in a saloon row at Aber deen, December 4th, died Tuesday. Three tramps connected with the trouble, and who were held awaiting the result of Larson's injuries, were taken before the tnan when dying, and he positively identiGed ono of them as his assailant. All three arc held for trial. Larson was 2G years old, un married, and has a mother in Nor way. He will bo buried Sunday by the Sailors' Union. Another preacher has gone wrong, but this time on a matter of Gnance. The Rev. Victor Carlson, of Port Townsend, has shown himself to pos sess an itching palm. Last June, Mrs. Donaldson, an aged woman, entrusted some money to him for transmission to her grandchildren in Switzerland. It seems that he appropriated SIOO to his own use, or, at least, did not send it to the relatives as directed. The reverend fraud was released ou cash bail, put up by his friends. A dispatch from Bolster savs that the assay establishment of E. R. Rob- inson burned to the ground about noon Saturday. The building was a large wooden affair and was in the center of the business part of the town, and it was only by the most per severing work that the town was saved. The loss is heavy and no in surance. The people will rebuild im mediately. There is no fire protec tion in the town and the fire was sub dued by a hastily organized bucket brigade. Isaac Lancaster, a trapper, residing in Selah Valley, lately had a narrow escape from accidental death by shoot ing. He was in the woods near the banks of the Yakima River, setting beaver traps. The place is known as a heaver resort and men passing by are always on the lookout for the animals. A cattle herder passed the traps as Lancaster was engaged in placing them. He saw what he thought was a beaver and fired a shot from his rifle. The bullet missed Lancaster only a few inches. He sprang to his feet and the excited herder ran away. Mrs. F. T. Clark, of Machias, was struck by a locomotive on the Everett & Monte Cristo railway tracks Mon day night about 7 o'clock, and in stantly killed. She was walking on the track to her home and when about one mile south of Machias, was overtaken by the train. She attempt ed to step to one side, but the engine struck her, causing her instant death. The body was taken to Suohomish and an inquest held, it being- found that death was purely accidental. De ceased was 70 years of age and was an old residdent of Snohomish county. She leaves a number of children in that vicinity. Burglars have a cool way of operat ing in Seattle. Tuesday morning, at an early hour, \V. 1). Bangs, who resides in the suburbs had an exciting time with a nocturnal prowler, who while riffling drawers and learning that his presence was detected, rushed to the bed in which Bangs was sitting up right, and pushing him down, drew a revolver and commanded him to keep quiet. With a threat to blow liis head off if further protest was offered, the burglar calmly resumed his inter rupted examination of the contents of the bureau drawers, obtaining $33 from Bangs' room and $5 from an ad joining apartment occupied by his daughter. A diver named Brenderman, said to be from Seattle, recovered S7OO in gold from the bottom of Bellingham Bay, Monday afternoon. The money was in a small satchel, and was lost off the Sehome wharf by a Mrs. Mathews, of Samisli, about two weeks ago. Mrs. Mathews is an elderly wo man, and slipped on a wet plank and fell, dropping the money, which rolled off the dock into twenty feet of water. Fruitless efforts were made to recover the money by dragging, and the diver was finally employed. He went down Monday afternoon and found the money, after five minutes' search, about 50 feet from the dock. The diver was paid $125 for liis services. Tbe mystery surrounding the strange disappearance of John Harder, at Seattle, who was last seen on the night of Nov. 19, was solved Tues day by tbe finding of the body in Ihe bay near that place. Every appearance points to llarder having been murdered. On bis bead were several wounds, which were prob ably made by a blunt instrument from behind. The trousers pockets were turned inside out, showing tbat he bad been robbed. What lends fur ther color to tho murder theory in the fact that Harder was seen early in the morning, after leaving his work, at a beer ball on Second avenue, in com pany with a strange man who said he came from Montana. Colville is awakening to the fact that the disease which lias been for a year past designated by the local physicians as Manila itch is in fact smallpox. In the past two months two deaths have resulted from this malady, and oue victim has lost his sight. It is said that the State quar antine law is inoperative except in sea board and border towns, where in fectious diseases from foreign coun tries is possible. The coming Legis lature will be asked to enact a law covering the case and provide severe penalties for violation. There have been over 50 cases of smallpox in Colville within the past six months. The attacks have been light, but this is due to the general practice of vac cination and the warmth of the sea son. As the ccld weather approaches the disease becomes more severe. Dwight Franks, a carpenter, who refused to give up his money, about SBOO, to footpads was twice shot at Spokane, Wednesday evening. His assailants ran away without the money, however. Franks was going home from work about 9 o'clock on that night, when two men stepped out and demanded that he throw up his hands, at the same time shoving pistols un der Franks' nose. Franks swung at him with his open umbrella, and an instant later was shot in the groin by one ruffian, and in the instep by the other, both taking to their hods. Previous to Franks' hold-up, Jimmie Morrison, a messenger boy, was stopped by apparently the same men and his loose change taken from him. Franks says his assailants were masked and disguised their voices, but he believes they are old hands at the business. He is not dangerously wounded. Issdore Schopps, who has been in the Medical Lake asylum for the past two years, was Wednesday adjudged free by Assistant Attorney General Vance. Schopps murdered a man named Gustave Hager, in Seattle, Dec. 25,1898, but the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity. He has now regained his reason. The crime was most brutal and cold-blooded. Schopps and the man he killed were roommates together. They had a drunken quarrel, and the next day Schopps procured a revolver and blew the top of his companion's head off. The Superior Court Judge who com mitted him ordered him to be kept pending further orders from the court, but the opinion of tho Attorney-Gen eral seems to put this at naught. It is likely that some appeal against the decision will be made. This is the man who Geo. Israel defended in the now famous trial. OAIBTORZA. Baart t h, /t The Kind You Hin Always BMCH -I —w ———— Strayed. A cow and calf and two yearlings. Cow has crop off of both ears, and a slit in the right. Owner can have same by paying expenses. IKE HAWK, Dec. 14, 1900. Sherlock. LET US hope that Congress will not do a thing to prosperity. rS. ICASTORH , r , I Tor Infants and Children. I Always Bought AVegetablePreparationforAs- ■ a slmilating thdToodandßegula- ■ _ M tii\g the Stomachs andßowels of ■ JjgaiS tllO f \ IG- A |_ URE /WM Promotes TKfcsMon,Cheerful- I M »/ ll^ oessandßest.Containsneither ■ n f A /il OptumiMorphine nor Mineral. ■ U1 #l\ # IJj NOT NARCOTIC. I Mi WTR Jimxj* of Old lirSAMUELPITCHKR ■ | 4#\|^ PumpJnn Smd" I IJT 1 Mx.Sennm * 1 H MMm m RtkolU SJto - I H A a I n izzzz/ \ I A iirv In QSSS»au' ( I\\ til p 1,1 HbmSttd- I ■ II mOI ASGGG» ) 1/FC X II AH Apcrfecl Remedy for Conslipa- If ■ 0* wWU tion. Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea. ■! lif _ Worms .Convulsions .feverish- 1 1 M Cam fliiQu oess and Loss OF SLEEP. I LUI UVul Facsimile Signature of I _. a .. _»ggg_l Thirty Years BBBHlfl ASTORIA * tXACTCOPTOF WRAPPEB. IMMIIMj I TH« etirw cen.A.T, «tw TO.. CITY. Christmas Gifts. A Christmas present should be useful I Jackets and capes at $1,(3,15, s7' and durable to 1« nest and longest ap-i $lO, sl2. predated, and when it comes to useful. Gloves and mittens at 10,15, 20, £5, 23, sensible and serviceable articles for 45, 50, 05, 75 and 05 cents. Christmas gifts we can serve you best, | Ladies' ties at 25, 33, 48, CO, 75c, sl, as a look at our show windows will dem- i $1.25, $1.50, $2. $3. onstrate beyond doubt. _ Ladies' petticoats at 75c, sl, $1.25, We mention Carlsbad dinner sets of $1.50, $1.75,52, $2.50, $3, $4, $5. tine imported Chinaware, 100 pieces, S2O. Waist patterns of silk and French Raw silk portiers, a pair, $7.50. flannel, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $2.75, $3, $4. Upholstery portiere, a pair, $4.75, Skirt patterns at $1.50, $1.75, $2, Lace curtains, point de esprit, pair, $2. $2.50, $3, $4, $5. Lace curtains, point de Calais, pair, $5. Dress patterns at $2, $3, $4, $5, SC. $7, Table covers and napkins to match, a etc. set, $5. Purses at 5, 10, 15, 25, 33, 48, 05 cents, Fur top Heeced-lined kid gloves, men's sl, $1.50. and ladies' $1.25. Shopping bags at all prices from 25c Fur top Heeced-lined kid gloves, to $4. children's, 75c. Men's hats, overcoats, suits, handker- F. W. L. kid gloves, every pair war- kerchiefs, slippers, etc., at all prices, ranted, sl. We sell initial handkerchiefs, men's Cloaks, capes and jackets for child- 20, ladies' 6c. ren, marked down to $2, $2,50, $3, $4, Nice initial hemstitched handkerchiefs $4.50. at 5, 7, 10c. Fur muffs and collars at sl, $1.25, $1.50, Embroidered handkerchiefs from 5c $2, $3. $4. to $2.50. Fur collars at $1.25, $1 50, $2, $2 50, $3 Knives, spoons, forks, Rogers' A 1 $4, $5. 1847, cheaper than anybody. Storm collars at $5, $7, $lO, sl2, There is no end to what we have for Fur collarettes at $2.75, $3. $4, $4 50, holidays. SO, $7. $lO. Come and see foe yourself. ■> You are Fur capes at $lO, sl2, sls, sl7. welcome to look around. THE MOTTMAN MERCANTILE CO. f KODAKS f * y ....AND.... y § Photographic ? | Materials , I ? WALL PAPER I STATIONERY \ i -™ t £ M. O'CONNOR'S I Main Street, - Olympia. FOR XjA.XJEIST STYLES XKT Tjl A T T --AMD WINTER.... J) ALL MILLINERY ' ■ "VISIT ■ Largest assortment! Better styles! Better trimmings! Correct prices! Pom pauour rolls ana combs. Natural hair switches. Lemon Soap. Lemon Cream. Miss M. A? Wheeler Heed Block, corner Sixth and Washington Streetu. SO AP AT COST In order to reduce stock by January Ist, 1901, we have de cided to sell our seventeen different kinds of soap at cost. It won't cost anything to see them. We can suit you. % JOHN T. BETHEL, 1501 Main street. Telephone 113.