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oi.vni'i.t, WASH. mini EVfcv.Mi, \\\\ s. 1903. Reclaiming Alkaline Lands. The t oiled State* Agticultural De partment is about t i demonstrate to the farmers of East.rn Washington that the 3,oooacres of alkali soil iu Yakima county can be reclaimed and made the most valuable of agricultural land. Mr. Means, an agent, has heen sent out by the Department to superin tend the test. The plan is simply to wash the alkali out of the soil. Throughout the 20-aere tract tli.it will he placed under subjection, will he laid earthen drainage pipe, and then the land llooded from the irriga tion ditch. This is the whole pro cess, and it is claimed that only time and water are necessary to free the soil of its alkaline element. The cost on a limited tract, like the experi mental ground, will probably he S2O per acre, but on larger areas, it may he materially reduced. There are about A,000,000 acres of alkaline land in the west and it is proposed to estab lish stations, besides at North Yakima, at Fait Lake Utah, Fresno Ca!,, and Billings Mont. The Department ex pects In the course of a few years to have all this immense waste reclaimed and producing splendid crops. THK SMALLPOX Biu DISCOVERED And now the smallpox hug lias heen discovered. It is the lowest form cf animal life, but that does not mitigate its power for harm while that loath some disease heads the list of dreaded alllictions. Dr. William T. Council man, Professor of Pathology in the Hard Medical School, announced the discovery at the Boston Society of Medical Science, last week. Its low classification shows its relation with malarial diseases and distinguishes it irom many other infectious diseases caused by bacteria. Inasmuch as we now have specifics for most of the in fectious and contagious diseases, even to consumption, we may expect to have their utility verified by results So far, however, we have failed to dis cover any appreciable benefit attend ing the use of serum, blue glass, open air, or any of the panaceas for mortal ills. Tbe micro-organism seems to " get there just the same." PKESIDEST Roosevelt denies that he said after leaving St. Louis that he had not got enongh to eat while in that city, and that his party was Dot " treated decently," as charged by the newspaper reporters, but admits that while conversing with Maj. Clendening, of the Kansas City Business Men's Club, he discussed the bungling way in which St. Louis had handled the crowd on dedication day, and may have said that several members of his party were forgotten in the general confusion. The President seemed to be quite disturbed by the report and expressed the hope that no such blun der would be made in Kansas City, or other places he may visit. YEAB by year the competing yachts for the international race more nearly approach the shape of the cup they are contending for. To carry an im mense cloud of canvas, requires that they be " long-legged" to poise a deep sea weight for preserving the equilib rium, and now the pictures of both challenger and defender look more like a bowl on a stem, or a vase, or a cup, than a yacht. The only idea in their construction seems to be to de velope a sailing-machine to win the prize, and outside money. All ideas of utility, grace and symmetry seem to be sacrificed for speed. SEVERS WEATHER EAST. —It seems that this is a case in which December insists in reposing in the lap of Spring, when the worst weather of the inclem ent season comes in April and the be ginning of May. In Michigan and Nebraska, snow has fallen over the greater portion of eaeli State, and the mercury has nestled down amid the twenties. The fruit crop in the latter State it is thought will prove an en tire failure, involving a loss of mil lions of dollars. The wheat crop is not, however, badly damaged. A NUMBER of society ladies in Butte, (where propriety undergoes a change which would shock more staid com munities) lately went to a ball in men's evening dress. They rode from their homes in carriages and made such a fine appearance that nobody knew they were not young men. Souvenirs were distributed in the shape of china-dolls dressed in men's evening costume. WHEN the President visited Kansas City it was intended to present him with an appropriate souvenir, in the shape of a sunflower made of silver and gold, with a pretty little speech, to correspond, but 6ome thief stole the sunflower and the verbal embellish ment bad to be cut out, to the great sorrow and disgust of the Saloon- Smashing State. " SAMMY" Perkins, of Tacoma, may not be a man of letters, but from all re ports, he must he a man of newspapers. —White Iliter Journal. Yes; and he is gathcringsome quite unique experience, we understand. ALL the world loves a lover—especially if it can catch him kissing her in public. —Kent Journal. And if nobody among the witnesses has a prior attachment for that par ticular her. IT is thought that Postmaster Gen eral Payne will be extended the court esy of making a " West Point" resig nation. SECRETARY of the Navy Moody will be with the Presideut on his visit to Puget Sound in a few days. Clara Barton a Valiant Fighter, It seems that Miss Barton the origi nator anil head of the Red Cross or ganization, dix's not propose to relin quish her title to that honor without a light, and a determined one too. She has lately directed the Executive Com mittee to place under suspension the Washington " minority," or those who have heen trying by voting proxies ob tained for other purposes to oust her as President, and among those sus pended are, Gen. John M. Wilson, W. It. Van Reypen (Surgeon General of the Army), John W. Foster (former Secretary of State), Harriet Blaine Beale (daughter of James G. Blaine), Annie Roosevelt Cowles (sister of the President) and ex Secretary of the Navy Herbert. The notice of suspension is followed by the following assignment of causes: 1-t, Attempt to disrupt the organiza tion, and 2d, That in support of a cer tain memorial sent to Congress an at titude is assumed unbecoming a mem ber of the organization. Each is, therefore, notified to appear and an swer at a certain time and place. Walter E. Phillips, a member of Miss Barton's inner hoard of control, says that this aggressive policy lias heen adopteil to end the persistent at tempt to discredit Miss Barton and disrupt the society. The effort so far to force the retirement of Miss Barton lias proved absolutely futile, and she has among her supporters such inllu ential men as William T. Wardwell, who as Chairman of the New York Red Cross Society,during the Spanish- American war raised $3(30,000 for con ducting its philanthropic work in Cuba. It is now proposed that the society shall take up the work of extending the organization throughout the entire country, as contemplated some months ago by Miss Barton, and outlined in her report at the last annual meeting. DEDICATION OF THE ST. LOUIS FAIR. —At the dedication of the St. Louis Exposition, on the 30th ult., was gath ered probably the largest crowd of people ever assembled under one roof in America, estimated at from 58,000 to 00,000. The Liberal Arts building held representatives of every State and nation, and many eminent men from all walks of life. In the afternoon, the terrible jam of humanity almost re sulted in a panic. About 50 women and children fainted under the jostle and pressure. Many of the ladies were thinly clad, and when the temperature became decidedly colder, later on, army blankets were distributed among them and, by orders from the commission managers, hot coffee was made and distributed to them. After braving the cold an hour or more, President Roosevelt signaled Detective Desmond, who disappeared and soon returned with another gray army blanket. A moment later the President's shining tile and glasses were all that eould be seen to distinguish him, except a gleam of teeth when he addressed the assem blage. Here as at Washington, Gen. Miles was placed behind a post, while Gen. Corbin sat in the ceuter, beside the President. A splendid orchestra of several hundred voices sang the grand chorus and anthems, and Cardi nal Gibbons made the invocation. A REMEDY for the whisky habit has aid to be discovered in the use of oranges. It is a pleasant, cheap and ready cure, if it should not prove ef fective in every instance. It is said, however, to have been successful in most extreme oases. The method is simple; whenever the desire for drink comes on, start in to eating oranges, and continue to eat as long as the ap petite for drink prevails. It is said that the acid quality of the orange in the course of time appeases the desire for alcohol; but like all other remedies it must be supported by an honest and persistent resolution and constant en deavor to conquor the habit, to be como effective. THE Laundrymen's Union, to the number of 2,500 went on a strike in Chicago, the other day, and the mo ment the intended action was known the Chinese laundrymen sent out "rush" orders for their countrymen to come in and reap the rich prospective harvest. The demand of the union is for an increase of wages from 10 to 50 per cent, and the proprietors say they cannot stand the raise. It will be seen how seriously handicapped the strikers are by the presence of their yellow brother. OFFICIAL 'advices received by the Navy Department from the Philip pines record the discovery of a number of valuable islands in the southern part of the archipelago, not down upon the charts, and acting upon it Uncle Sam has taken steps to have them properly placed upon the map as prop erty of the United States. A naval vessel has been ordered to cruise in those waters to properly locate them on the official charts. THE White River Journal suggests the formation of a " Home Print Asso ciation," in this State, to prevent the cut in " foreign" advertising through papers using patent " overcoats" and " innards." Agencies for that purpose are maintained in St. Paul and Chi cago, and report that their mission has been successful. A KENT man was showing to a friend the good points of his dog, and then threw- a half-dollar into White River. Obediently the animal dived for the coin and brought up a salmon trout and 3-5 cents in change.— White Hirer Journal. Query: Who got the 15 cents?— Puyallup Tribune. Why the money-sharks, of course. THE automobile seems to be taking the place of the bicycle in the East, but its great cost at present rather restricts its use to those who have money to " throw at the birds." Another Woman's Protest. It appears that Mrs. Kate Wood fury, of Covington, Kentucky, is not the only woman of force and character who complaius of the apathy, as well as at times opposition, of men in posi tion, to recognizing woman's share in founding ami maintaining our govcrn mtnt. Mrs. Woodbury, it will te re membered, withdrew from the organi zation known as " Daughters of the American Revolution," for the avowed reason that the fathers of the govern ment had repudiated and disinherited their daughters. Now conies another true American woman, Mrs. Kate Trimble WooDcy, of New York, who has formally abandoned America as her native land, ami is now a resident of England, simply because of the at titude of the leading men of this coun try towards woman. Whether she has leaped out of the frying-pan into the lire, or not, there seems to he much justice in her protest. In a letter to the public, she claims that President Roosevelt has never, in his many pub lic speeches, said one word of praise of woman's aid in repudiating monarchy and setting up a free government, or of her sacrifices in establishing and maintaining our government. The grand opportunity which was his, she declares, has been lost. She suggests that Mr. Roosevelt look about his own domestic circle and see how far the women folks there share his official life and what part they play beyond mere ornamentation. She has evi dently lostßightof the fact that Teddy evidently holds to the old-time idea that the sole use of women is in hear ing and training the sons of men. He is probably too firmly set in his opin ion in that matter to pay heed to Mrs. Wooleys's protest. PROPOSED CHANGE OF NAME OK A LEADING CHURCH. — The Protestant Episcopal Church is discussing tlie propriety of a change from their pres ent name, as not expressing exactly the field of labor of the organization. At a late meeting in Miunesota, the Rev. Stuart Purvea of Minneapolis and Rev. Theodore Sedgcwick of St. Paul, laid the various phases and standings of the proposition before those present and then called for a discussion of the merits of the change. While many were in favor of keeping the old and cherished name, yet there were a large number who were of the opinion that the present namo was not sufficiently accurate, and that through the similarity of the name with that of other churches, mistakes were often made and injustice done the church. Various names wero sug gested but they differed so widely in many cases that no action or vote was taken on the matter. Many thought that the word " Catholic" should be incorporated in the name of the church in some way or other, claiming that the Roman Catholic Church had no exclusive right to the title, but this also provoked considerable opposi tion. ABUSE OF GEN. MILES CONTINUES.— The malign spirit of the administra tion towards Gen. Miles, doubtless based upon the " tip" given so often by the President that he wants to down the General, has borne fruit in attack upon the report he has made of his late visit to the Philippines. George C. Squires, a lawyer of Chi cago, who lately returned from the archipelago, publishes a letter under date of the 28th ult., in which he de clares that Gen. Miles has based his report upon " unsupported stories of irresponsible natives," but when it is understood that his brother-in-law Maj. Glenn, is implicated, while act ing as Judge Advocate, in the Spring of 1900, and was found guilty a year or more afterward, of administering the " water-cure," so-called, to natives, the prompting is indicated for combating a confirmation of that and other acts, and the fact that Squires is a stalwart Republican, supplies the motive for his bitter tirude against a man whose reputation for probity was never as sailed until President Roosevelt set the gait for liis subordinates. A MAN ia Minnesota has invented a machine for pulling up the weeds on a farm. It consists of two fluted rol lers on the rear of a sulky with ad justable support and a chain-gear to rotate them rapidly as the machine is drawn over the ground. A series of revolving fans press the weeds down so as to be caught in the gear, and the rollers literally chew the life out of all obnoxious growth it passes over, pull ing up the roots and throws them by the wayside. WHILE we would not for a moment attempt an apology for President Roosevelt in the appointment of ne groes to office, it may not be generally known that he is only following a prec edent set by Grover Cleveland, while he was President. In fact the latter seems to have been the Moses of that party in more ways than inaugurating themonometal financial policy. Cleve land likewise entertained negroes at the White House. ROOSEVELT and Cleveland, on the same platform at St. Louis, the other day, reminded one forcibly of the union of feeling between Don Quixote and bis faithful squire, Sancho, or of Crusoe and his man Friday. The ex- President has, the past two campaigns, seemed proud to carry the helmet of any knight the opposition might send forth. CHINA is said to have appropriated $400,000 for the St. Louis Fair, but it is doubtless more to make the allies feel sad than our people feel glad. AN organization of Democrats has been formed in Chicago to advocate Carter Harrison for the Presidential candidate next year. AN OLYMPIAN'S OPINION. — Mrs. P. C. Halo, so well known to most of our people from long residence in our city, is now at San Diego, Cal., whither she moved from Los Angeles, on the 22d ult. She writes: "The people at the City of the Angels call this a dead town and make about the same 11 al tering remarks about it a 1 the Seattle people do of Olympia. San Diego gives evidence of an unhealthy boom in the past and, in a business way, is dull compared with Los Angeles, where improvements are going on iu every direction, but there is less fog here, the air is more balmy and alto gether the climate is more lovely. There is i|uite a sameness but much beauty in all the California cities, especially marked during the winter. The orange and lemon blossoms fill the air with fragrance now and the golden fruit and beautiful (lowers on the same tree make a lovely picture. We rode through an orange orchard not far from Los Angeles, consisting of hundreds of acres, recently pur chased by Huntington. While in Long Branch I hid the pleasure of meeting our old townspeople, Mr. and Mrs. John I'. Hoyt. They brag very much about San Diego Bay, and it is fine, but it don't compare in beauty witli Olympia and Seattle bays, with their grand snow-clad mountains and beautiful evergreen foliage." Bta STEAM Kits COLLIDE IN A FOG.— The P. C. S. S. Co.'s steamer Queen and the big English freighter, ltobt. Adamson, came together during a dense fog, near West Point lighthouse, between Everett and Port Blakelcy, Sunday morning. The Adamson had just left the latter port for Buenos Ayers, and the Queen was on her way to Seattle from Everett. The Adam son had a hole twelve feet wide and from thirty to forty feet long cnt into her aide, and the Queen's bow was damaged badly but not s<> seriously. Her stem was considerably twisted. She made her way to port. The Adamson would have doubtless in stantly sank had it not been for tbe cargo of 2,000,000 feet of lumber in her hold. The damago to her is esti mated at SIOO,OOO. Several narrow escapes from death are reported, a por tion of the crew being in their bunks near where the bow of the Queen ripped through the steel plates and cut the thick pile of lumber liko a huge, sharp knife. Temporary repairs were made on the Queen that enabled her to proceed on her trip to the Bay City, about the middle of the week. ONE of the best weekly papers we re ceive is the WASHINGTON STANDARD, of Olvmpia. It's sub-head of Lincoln's " I lew to the line, let the chips fall where they may," is strictly adhered to, ami this forms one of the most interest ing uarts of the paper. John Miller Murphyimav lie out of date, according to some publisher's views, in using italics, but the editorial matter—perhaps we ought to say the " gray" matter—is all there, italics or no italics. — White ltieer Journal. Thanks, Friend Sharpey, for the compliment, in which, like in old-time whist, we may say truthfully " honors arc easy"; but don't you know why " modern" newspapers don't use italic* f It is simply because the " Merg" would become a cumbersome machine were it atlorded an extra mechanism for sloping letters. Why very few are supplied with small capitals, and other at times valuable " sorts." So the " hand-set" typography must ever sur pass the Mergentlialer in variety, if not in speed of composition. Like the works of the "hand" laundry, that distinction, at least, is reserved for the old methods. TEDDY has started into the rather antique but generally successful prac tice of kissing babies, to ingratiate himself with the mamas for service in a possible emergency on election day. At Ottumwa, lowa, a dispatch states, he kissed a number of babies on tho stand, and during a drive four more were handed to him by doting mamas, in his carriage. And it is said that he has become so accustomed to laying corner-stones, that when he approaches objects of a cubical form, a dry-goods box or any other old thing, his band invariably reaches out for a trowel. THE Ptiyallup Independent says that about the biggest fraud in the way of entertainments was "Thelrish Duke," lately presented in that city by a pro moter who writes his advertisements in pencil on the sidewalks and fences, and who is a proverial" flax-seed" repre sentative of economy for himself. He came here, and by enlisting home tal ent, managed to delude an over-credu lous public; but then that is not un common nowadays. THE latest Treasury report figures out the per capita circulation in the United States, March Ist, at $29.34, an increase from $21.10, in the past eight years. A fair proportion is not in the poor man's pocket, however, as it would have been had promised bi metaliam not been withheld. ONE of the seasonable cartoons in an Eastern paper portrays Teddy with his gleam of teeth and Cleveland with rotundity of abdomen encircled by a cartridge-belt, standing side by side, with .the inscription: "Two souls with but a simile thought." IT seems that the President was de termined not to select any man with more brains than himself when be formed his cabinet. Let us see; there's Moody, Payne, Hitchcock and Wilson to draw to in support of this assertion. SPOKANE was in the throes of a municipal election a few days ago, which led the Spectator to remark that " While politics are hot we may have a big strike." The news are inter esting, even to disinterested observers. THE British army seem to have bit a chew off the same old plug at Somali land. ONLY HOUSECLEANING HOW IT LOOKS TO A "PUBLIC FUNCTIONARY." A Few of the Superannuated and Helpless Will Be Sacrificed for Vicarious Atonement A General Staff to Direct the Incompetent Sec. rctary of the Navy—Porto Riian and Alas kan Scandals Will Be Whitewashed or Sugar Coated —Gen. Miles' Report Has Stirred Up a Hornet's Nest—The Race Question —Mon ument to Jeflerson. (From our regular correspondent.) WASHINGTON, April :SO, 190.1. Your correspondent yesterday inter viewed a gentleman who happened to be iu Washington at this time, asking him his opinion in regard to the crop of scandals in public service which have lately sprung to light in official circles. This man, at one time prom inently connected with one of the de partments, and iu a position to know whereof he speaks, does not take the reported investigations too seriously. For reasons that will readily bo real ized ho does not desire to be directly quoted, but since he is out of public life for good, he can hold an unbiased opiuion of affairs and need have no fear to speak his mind. He characterizes the hue and cry over the scandals as a Republican house cleaning in order that the party may present a clean sheet to the people. That grave disor ders do exist he does not doubt, but that drastic reform measures will fol low he does not believe. It was im possible to keep the state of affairs from being known, and some dismis sals from the postoflice will follow, hut these only in the most heinous cases, the axe falling, for the most part on the heads of superannuated officers, and inoirensive women who are not workers for the party. The navy is still having its troubles and the establishment of a general staff to look into the defects which arc every day more apparent in the con duct of the affairs of the Navy De partment is being urged as a cloak like Charity, to cover the multitude of sins under the incompetent regime of Secretary Moody. Foreign naval offi cers are calling attention to the great proportion of accidents which befall the American vessels, and almost all resulting from ignorance either of equipment or the fundamental princi ples of navigation. Not long ago, there was an epidemic, it seemed, of running our best vessels on the rocks, and at present there is a plethora of accidents through defective ordnance of careless handling of the same. The cliques of the Department, and partic ularly that which is absolutely con trolled by the determination that no enlisted man shall be able to work up to an officership, as can be done in the army, are being openly accused of the responsibility of much of the rotten ness that exists. The administration is making futile endeavors to keep down the Porto Kican and Alaskan scandals, and to some extent they will be able to gloss things over, but with an unswerving sense oi justice the local authorities of Porto Rico announce that the course of justice cannot lie interfered with by departmental orders from Washington, and announce unhesitatingly that the judicial branch of the government can not fulfill its mission and bo subserv ient to requests from tbe executive branch. On top of all this trouble from forces which the administration has nur tured, there comes additional evidence against Republican management in the report of General Miles on the abuses which he found to exist in the Philippines. He made a tour of per sonal inspection and has his evidence at first hand, and not from long range testimony manipulated through Con gressional investigation. It is signifi cant that the War Department has kept this report from the public for so long a time, and it may never have seen the light of publicity if it had not been repeatedly requested by those who knew that such a report had been made, and who wanted what further light on the question of the manage ment of the Philippines as such an important document would undoubt edly give. The request of the Boston Reform Club to the War Department and the wish of General Miles that a copy of the report be sent to the or ganization, showed the Department that it would not be politic to with hold the information longer. Efforts are now being made to belittle the evi dence it contains on the ground that it is a mere reiteration of facts already known, but in additiou to the charges of wanton cruelty there is the grave accusation that commissary officers t radioed in the rice and provisions which formed part of the rations, and also furnished for the famished natives of the concentration camps. In spite of all the efTortsof your correspondent to get on expression of opinion as to what course of action would follow the charges preferred by the Commanding General, he could get no satisfactory auswer from officials, high or low. In the course of his efforts, however, he learned the significant fact that in this as in other serious difficulties in which the administration has been involved, the course of the Department is out lined in the following words by Secre tary Root, that " no further action is contemplated." The decision of the Supreme Court on the question of negro suffrage set tles once aud for all the mooted prob lem of reduction of Congressional Rep resentatives in the States which have taken the stand that they may deter mide for themselves who aro fit or un fit to constitute voters. Representa tive Livingston of Georgia and Swan son of Virginia, when seen by your correspondent were much elated over the action of the Supreme Court in upholding the principle that the peo ple of the South were to determine the political status of the negro as far as they were concerned. Both of these gentlemen see in this test the death of the Crumpacker agitation, as any re duction of representation by the Re publicans would simply be a recogni tion of the principle of disfranchise ment from which there could never be an appeal, and a virtual acquiescence which the Republicans would be loath to give. Nor is there any danger that the next session of Congress will Le seriously inclined to take up the dis cussion, for it is generally understood that the Republican party has too many dissensions within its ranks to handicap the party any further by get ting the North and East embroiled in the race question which those sections of the country seem bound to settle although they have problems to con front them in their locality. The design for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial has just been published by the Committee of the Memorial Asso ciation. This monument to the mem ory of the founder of the Democracy will he erected in Washington and will take the form of a it j lu-ti of the Athen ian Parthenon, acknowledged to be the most beautiful and perfectly pro portioned building in the world. ' This type of pure Greek architecture will harmonize willi the general style of the public buildings of the national capital. There will be some modifica tions from the original; for example the procession of Athenian youths in the original will be replaced with a historical frieze depicting the events in the history of this country which hinged directly on the creative genius of Jefferson. I)KM. AN ENGLISH RK< TOK WILL LOSE HIS JOB. —The marriage of William K. Vanderbilt in London on the 251h nit., to Mrs. Anna Rutherford, a di vorcee, has caused a sensation among churchmen, and will very probably causo the the offending prelate, Rev. R. 11. Hadden, to lose his sacred office. The Archbishop of Canterbury's juris diction extends over all England, and thus includes that of London, and he has, it is said, already taken steps to expel the offender, for violation of the church rule to absolutely refuse to per form the marriage rite when either party has been divorced for any cause except the scriptural justification. It is very probably, however, that the millionaire will not allow the rector to suffer in purse for transgression of the church dogma. A FEW days ago the annual custom, introduced by Mrs. Anuitage Forbes, of California, of casting flowers upon the waters, as a tribute to our naval dead, was observed in San Francisco and tons of beautiful llowers were sacrificed to this sentimental view o' propriety. It seems, however, to be an extravagance which might be di verted to a different channel with ap preciable results that even the dead, if conscious of earthly motives would ap prove, and that would be to devote the time and money involved, in furnish ing appropriate food and always wel come llowers to the indigent sick, aud the poorer children to whom a mere lowers is a priceless treasure, leaving its chastening influence on character long nfter its perfume has tied. ———••• CARNEGIE may not be any more prophetic or powerful than other men, but his money lends some force to the prediction tiiat " Canada and the United States shall be one nation." It was uttered in reply to an invitation to participate in a demonstration of Canadian-born persons, from all parts oi the continent, to be held in July. Whether the selection of the month with hallowed associations had any thing to do with fixing tbe date, or of dictating the sturdy Scotchman's re ply, or not, his prophecy seems the more probuble from the fact that the people are so near together racially. GKEAT SCOTT! —And now the Orei/o nian says, " The attempt to prove that Shakspcare was a classical scholar will fail," and draws a very disparaging comparison between tbe Bard of Avon and other noted poets. Doubtless tbe world does look shrivled and mean past and present, ftont the Oregonian'n elevated watch-tower, but we cannot repress the thought that it is a fortu date circumstance for the Oregon re viewer that Shakspeare is dead, or we might have another exhibition of tbe splendid invective by which Byron clipped the feathers of his traducers. AFTER a prolonged passage at arms between the brewers of the State and their employes an agreement has been arranged for a period of two years. The battlefield was Tacoma and the contest lasted over a week, when the brewers adjourned leaving the matter with William Virges, of Tacoma, to adjust. It seems he made concessions, regarding hiring and laying ofT of men, overtime, etc., and was enabled to per fect a contract for the term named. TEN planing mills have been shut down in Portland as a result of com plicated labor conditions. It seems that the mill employes demand an in crease of 15 per cent., and their action will close the mills and annoy the contractors who employ non-union men. Another report is that the mill men shut down because contractors were unable to guaranty prompt com pletion of contracts and ready pay. A NEW JERSEY trolley company was a few days ago absorbed by a " holding company" with a capital of a quarter-million of dollars. The merger case does not seem to frighten a class of capitalists who believe that the Devil will by some means manage to take care of his own. HAD Pennsylvania a Mcßride in stead of a Pennypaeker, for Governor, the State press would not now be up against a libel law as strict as it is un just. The opinion moulders are now muzzled until the courts pass upon the constitutionality of so radical a measure. GKORUE GOULD forecasts the meth ods of the next campaign by presaging that " prosperity" will continue just a year longer. He doubtless expects a turn of the financial screws at an op portune time to make voters support that sunburst of prosperity—the trusts. AND now it is said that Depew is not the brilliant " after-dinner" speak er report has made him out to be; but that he has had an effective way of standing in with the reporters, aud they have always made spleudid dump lings out of his wind-pudding. A MONO other divertisemente afforded Mr. R.iosevelt in his present trip, is that of standing god-father to the son of a Rough Rider at Santa Fe. That is better, however, than slinging mortar at corner-stone layiugs. CA.STOHIA. 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Notice is hereby given that letters of adiuluis tration on the estate of William It. i'owe, de ceased, were granted to the nuder?igncd, on the 26th day of March, 1203, by the Probate Court of Thurston county. All persons having claim? against ?ald e?tato are required to exhibit them to me for allowance, at Room ri, McKeuny block. Olyinpia, Wash., which t? the place of my tranaaetiou of business, within 12 month? after the date uf tbi? notice, or they shall be forever barred. This 2Mh dav of March. PJO3. WILLIAM 11. POWE. JR.. Administrator. ISRAEL & MACK AY, .Attorney? for .Adminis trator. First publication, .\pril 3, iyu3.