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IU,) qpi.i, W ASH. Ullftu MMMi. JILV 3. Let Reason Prevail. It may not be at once conce.led but we believe that Reason will support the idea that the laborer will more surely win in the present struggle, by breaking down tbe barriers be lias been largely instrumental in rearing between himself and capital. Fair honest, conscientious work, will, in time, compel fair, honest, conscien tious pay, and when this feeling of amity has been established, neither party will want to return to the pros sent contentious strife. Both will recegni/.e the fact that it will not be to tbe interest of either to do so, and a community, of interest will be es tablished. It may compel walking delegates to assume some more honor able calling than of stiring up rancor, and it may conflict with tlu ambition of an occasional curb-stonc "states man," but it will lead to better feeling a cessation of strife, a saving of time and money, happy dreams at night and lighter work by day, and more to eat, drink and wear for self and de pendents. it will dry the tears of the anxious mother, fill the school-houses with ambitious childhood, install happy groups at the fireside and pro mote in its widest sense thrift and prosperity. Then the claim of cnu tentment will not all be on the side of wealth with Labor sitting in the cor ner starving. Then will the better impulses of humanity be aroused, and rancor, distrust and selfishness over come by the kindlier throbs of hearts attuned to mutual dependence and harmony of purpose. In placing a true estimate on results so far, has not tbe contest demons trated the necessity of a radical change of policy? In all candor can it be af firmed that both interests have not been damaged by the conflict? Can a stronger incentive to restoration of harmony be urged than the selfish sug gestion of a betterment of conditions? Can a more powerful, more uncompro mising motive for dissention be in voked than the bitter hatred en gendered by persistent strife? As long as mankind is constituted as it is, we must expect imperfections. Rivalry, jealousy, and envy, inspire malevolence and develop that crown ing trait of personality selfishness, to an abnormal degree.; These reflections result from a late admonition of labor leaders in a strike in tbe East, to refrain from heated language or overt acts, and demon strate by temper and conduct a desire to meet the employers half- way in establishing a unity of interest that may be advantageous to all. It is the first evidence we have yet been able to discover of returning reason. Let the admonition be heeded, and the good work begin, and may it happily avert the desperate results which continued agitation so ominously forecast. REPRESENTATION Cushman refuses to be instructed by the State Legislature to vote for the Cuban reciprocity treaty, to which he is opposed. He blames Representative Easterday for passage of the resolution, when it was well known in the State Convention that Mr. Cushman did not favor the proposition, and he thinks it very pre sumptuous in Easterday to put this stumbling-block in the way of his re nomination. The two gentlemen bad quite a heated bout on the subject the other day, in Tacoma, and the anti- Cushman faction are making capital out of the matter. PETER Karageorgevich was elected King of Servia by the skupschina and Senate, under an amended constitu tion which is so democratic that the government is virtually a Republic. King Peter accepted the position, con ditioned that those directly implicated in the assassinations and revolutions should be exiled. Whether this pro posed action will meet the demand of the foreign powers that the assassins be punished, as a condition of recogni tion, remains to be seen. It is sur mised, however, that the action will suffice. A MINE EXPLOSION from black damp in a mine at Hanna, Wyoming, Tues day, resulted it is thought in the loss of 235 lives, mostly of Finlanders and negroes. The mines below the seven teenth level are a seething mass of fire, and it is feared that it will result in other explosions and death to the hardy men engaged in the work of arresting its onward progress. Maj. J. B. Pond, the eminent mana ger af lecture bureaus, died on the 21st ult., at bis home in Jersey City. He visited this coast several years ago, with Bill Nye in his lecturing tour under Mr. Pond's management, ap pearing in Olympia Theater. Many of our people will remember the pleas ing address of both gentlemen during their brief visit here. THE more the news sifts in from the flooded districts in the south and west the more apparent becomes the awful predicament in which thousands of homeless people find themselves. The horror of the calamity is far-reaching and appalling in the fullest sense. THEY are having a heated term in Chicago this week and four deaths and over a score of prostrations were re ported Wednesday. Mercury stood at from 90 to 96 degrees. THE Administration is in a fair way of affording its opponents a revival of the successful campaign slogan of ISB4, " Turn the rascals out." THE relief ior the Heppner sufferers aggregated over $40,000, besides dona tions of clothing, provisions and labor. A Scheme Which Worked Seattle. Seattle people are so smart and wide-awake that it is an unusual thing for them to be victimized by a grafter, and for the same reason they will re ceive very little sympathy wherever it is known that they were lately vic tims to the tune of about $ 10,0)0, by the wiles of a spick-and-span, paste headlight operator, who claimed that he was advance agent of a prominent circus that is exja'Cted to (icrform on a route extending to this const, in the near future. Hismannerof operation was, after registry at the best hotel with a big tlourish to his name, to sally forth with a fragrant Havana, between his lips, and search for pigeons to pluck in the leading supply houses. He always sought the head of the firm and to him enfolded a proposition for mutual benefit. For instance he told the market man that lie wanted li.UOO pounds of meat for llingling's Circus; that the contract would call for eight cents per pound to be col lected of the circus owners, hut ttiat the real compensation for the market man would be six cents and the dif ference would be paid to himself on the <p t. as negotiator. All the prominent meat firms of Seattle, it is is said, readily bit at the bait and agreed to become accomplices in " working" the agenl'a employers. The hay and grain men were subjected to the same operation; and the restaurants and hotels were not forgotten in distribu tion of favors in assignment of the " best people" of the snow, those who eat pic and pudding. He worked the wholesale grocerymen for train sup plies and retail dealers for local furn ishings. He then tackled the realty owners for grounds upon which the " Biggest and Best Show on Earth," was to per form. Obtaining a map of the city, be sat down in the privacy of his room, and studied up location of va cant lots. Then calling upon their respective owners, he dickered for the grounds, for S6OO, and produced a contract which stipulates that SI,OOO should be paid as rental, and from the cloudy nature of the transaction, which was not concealed but made with charming frankness, it was neces sary for the difference, S4OO, to be paid at once to the negotiator. By this plan he succeeded in locating the circus grounds on several desirable tracts, securing his bonus in each in stance with a cheerful alacrity which betokened a clear understanding of minor details. The result of the visit of this con nubiator was that the lively people of our liveliest town got a move on for contracts that was simply wonderful, and the grafter left, it is said, with a sack containing at least SIO,OOO of " bread" cast upon the waters to return after many days. But as always happens, sometime, in the life of the transgressor, his work became too bold, when be wanted to contract for two thousand pies at Spo kane, where the pie-man, happening to be an ex-bareback rider and knew at once that pie is never found beneath a circus tent, as it is regarded by the Ringlioga and Sells as too rich for the bareback rider's blood. He tele graphed to Kinglings and immediately received a reply, " Ho is a dead-beat; fire him out." When, however, the pie-man sought his game, it had de parted $5,000 richer with Spokane money. The best way to do with such grafters is to insist upon paying the bonus after the bill is liquidated in full, although this plan may not pre sent the simplicity of operation as that outlined. It would, at least, be a sure way of avoiding chagrin and dis appointment when brought up against the Sure Thing. THE Wenatchee Republican comes to us this week with its name abbreviat ed to The Republic, enlarged to twelve pages, printed on fine plate paper, and, better than all, with the evidences of a powerful progressive brain behind its editorial work. It promises zeal in in keeping abreast of current history, fairness in stating facts, and industry in presenting tbem in an acceptable form; and its ambition will be to rank first among the country papers of Eastern Washington. May that laud able ambition be realized. JAPAN is again said to be preparing for war with Russia, which inclines some of us to the belief that the joke is becoming stale. Those foreign coun tries do a lot of " preparing" but mighty little fighting. They might well adopt President Roosevelt's advice to "speak softly and carry a big stick." ASTRONOMER Wallace says that the appearance of there being canals and other evidences of human design on the planet Mars, is caused by shadows upon the blood-vessels behind the ret ina of the eye of the observer, only an other instance of " all in your eye, Betty Martin." WELL may the rooster crow and the hen cackle. According to census sta tistics, the combined poultry and egg product of the United States exceeds in value the entire product of precious metals and is six times greater than the wool product. CHICAGO labor leaders now openly denounce strikes. They acknowledge that these acts have in many instances, alienated public sentiment, and advo vate concilliation and arbitration as remedies for differences of opinion. EVEN the aluminum paint used on Uncle Sam's letter boxes is the basis of a scandal, and the fasteners to the boxes come in for a separate charge of corruption. RECKY now gives a bunch of fire crackers for each new subscriber. It is now in order for Oly to offer a sack of peanuts as a premium. Tin: independent manufacturers of agricultural implements are up against the truets in great shape. They pay tribute to the steel trust, Standard Oil company, iron tubing trust, spoke and rim trust, wire nail trust, rope and twine trust, paper box trust, white lead trust, holt combination, belting and leather combination, lumber com bination, paint brush combination, link chain combination, spring cotter combination, electrical machinery combination, foundry core combina tion, flour combination, borax combi nation, salt combination, file combina tion, window glass combination, rub ber combination, wooifworkiog ma- chinery combination, pig iron combi nation, steel spring combination, wire tube combination, screw combination, steel saw combination, sandpaper com bination, solder combination, steel wheel combination, coal combine and railway combine. The independent manufacturers are in pretty nearly as bad a fix as the general public. TIME was, when if a long series of frauds were perpetrated in the public service tbe administration was held responsible for it, but it now seems that the carnival of corruption proven to have existed for many years in the postal service impels Republican lead ers and newspapers to sing peans of praise to Roosevelt because lie appoves investigation after tiie thieves are caught. What else could he do? And why should he have been so blind as not to have instigated investigation before tbe cormorants bad a chance to fatten off the public pickings? If lie is so much of an enthusiast for reform, why does he not probe some other of tbe departments which seem ready for the lancet? AND now it is the Agricultural De partment that is showing evidence of fraud. While comparatively young in years tbe evidence shows that it is old in crime. Papers have been filed charging that the government through neglect or connivance, has been swin swindled out of many thousands of dollars by one Nellis, manager of the New York Gardeners' Association, on a contract for seeds involving over SIOO,- 000. It is alleged that the seeds were of inferior quality, in many instances worthless or untrue to name. It is also charged that the seeds were passed through gross favoritism. IN Indiana, Illinois and New York it has been shown that the " fiendish hatred" of the black man exists, when he breaks the inflexible rule set up against him for certain offenses. Rope and fire are as certain instruments for expressing that hatred in the North as in the South, which shows that the white race is controlled by the same race prejudice everywhere, and it com pletely eliminates the effect of the effort made to force it into the plane of a partisan issue. THE support of Roosevelt by tbe trusts will be faint-heated at best, and by tbe railroads, wanting in sincerity. Human nature is the same always. Individuality controls the aggregate, and no great interest can look upon tbe President's antics in matters of policy with any degree of assurance or satisfaction. At least that is the way Mr. Hanna views the situation, and he is no Jack Bunsby, either, as a prog nosticated THE learned and venerable astrono mer, Alfred Russell Wallace, settles the question at once and forever by assert ing emphatically and unequivocally that Mars is uninhabited. To admit for a moment that there may be other worlds, with its savants, is too much for a brain-crammed philosopher to concede; it opens up too wide a field of rivalry in philosophic investigation and achievement. "IAM as God made me," remarked a certain Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives in a Western State. That is hard lines for the Creator.— Ex. But it is very probable that be did not stay " made" as the Creator de signed him, and the fact that he land ed in the State Legislature is almost conclusive evidence of the presump tion. IT seems peculiarly appropriate that leading Republicans charge that the postal abuses began under Cleve land's administration. So did the overthrow of bimetallism, the central idea of the governmental policy since 1896, when the power of wealth suc ceeded in securing a bare majority for it, out of a vote of 15,000,000 of people. IN thirty-seven of the United States, a married woman has no legal right to her children. In sixteen a wife has no right to her earnings outside of the home. In eight a woman has no right to her own property after mar riage. In seven there is no law to compel a man to support bis family. THE ministers of La Crosse, Wis., and Winona, Minn., are playing baseball, and the editorial writers are only giving them small paragraphs. Rather hard for the " cloth," — Ex. Too bad. They ought to come out here and get a fan-tan write-up from Oly. A NEW comet has been discovered in the constellation Aquarius, by Berrelly, of the Marseilles observatory, France. The Lick observatory con firms its existence. It is of the eighth magnitude, and therefore invisible to the naked eye. AN exchange remarks that " Yellow journalism" is the worst curse this country has to contend with," and all who read the paragraph are becoming daily more ready to sanction the opin ion with an amen. THE barbers of the State are honiug up to test the validity of the Sunday closing act they as strenuously de manded of the Legislature. FKEE DELIVERY TAPPED WITH A LANCET. —To show the wonderful adap tation of objects to method in the cor rupt practices just unearthed in the Postoffice Department, we give a single instance for illustration. It seems that a protege of Beavers, named Jones, had beeu appointed to the sine cure position of resident physician fn the Washington postoflice. He had but a limited knowledge of medicine but that did not matter, he could write a good newspaper article aud it was that kind of pulse-manipulation that was needed. A caller on Supt. Machin, of the free delivery found that officer walking the floor in great per- turbatioii and asked " Whut is tlie trouble?" " Trouble?" was the reply, "Oh nothing out out of the common; a regular occurrence; but itdoes upset me to meet the nerve of George Beav ers. It is the limit at all times; hut only think, he now wants me to fur nish Dr. Jones an operating table and charge it up to the free delivery ser vice! I think that takes the prize for gall." IT seems that cloudbursts are be coming a common phenomenon of Nature. The one at lleppner was fol lowed by another on tbe other side of the continent, selecting a no less not ed community than the people of New York city for its victims. Whether because the buildings were Hood-proof, or the visitation was not so extensive, there were no lives lost although the water stood for a few moments several feet deep on some of the streets. And Sunday night, over 1,000 feet of rail road track was carried 500 feet by a down pour at Myers, Montana, 70 miles east of Billings. Tbe only dam age done, however, was by delay of trains for about twelve hours. AND STILL THE LIST OK FRAUDS LENGTHENS. —It seems that some of the pampered manufactures have not w.iited for requisitions in palming off their wares upon the government. Among these assets of the administra tion that are stored for want of any earthly use they can be put to, are two and a half tons of fasteners for mail boxes, in the basemeot of the Federal building in Milwaukee, Wis. They represent several thousand dollars in cost, and will probably never be used. A lot of obsolete galvanized iron mail boxes were likewise found, whioh were received two years ago without requi sition. IT is said that those Chicago women who proposed to publish a paper to be printed and edited entirely by mem bers of their own sex, failed in getting out the first number. The dear crea tures found that they could no more do without men than tbe men could get along without women, and had the candor and honesty to admit the fact. Men would have gone along in their blundering way and failed in the end, without acknowledgment of error or miscalculation of any kind as a possi ble factor of defeat of great expecta tions. THERE is something wrong about the American Shipbuilding company when it goes " flewey," with Chas. M. Schwab, President of the U. S. Steel Co. as one of its lsrgest bondholders. The fault is attributed to disagreement with those interested in its manage ment. The economics so palpably evident as a result of combination and consolidation are here conspicuous for their invisibility, and the observer is forced to the belief that he here has an insight to Morgan's meaning when he talked of " undigested securities." THE most sensible suggestion yet made, we think, regarding the negro question is, that they be colonised in the Philippines, with Booker T. Wash ington as Governor. They would doubtless soon assimilate the Filipinos, as there is not the marked distinction between them as there is with the negro and white race. The negro would have some sort of a future be fore him, while here the antagonism is irreconcilable, and the more he strives the greater are the obstacles in bis pathway. A HORRIBLE railroad tragedy took place, Saturday night from wreck of the Balbao train. It fell from a bridge crossing the Nejerilla River, in Spain, and out of 300 passengers it is thought that only six escaped unhurt. Thirty persons were killed and 60 seriously wounded. The train fell 50 feet into the river. THAT internal agitation of mother earth is still under way is shown by recent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius. This is the greatest of volcanoes and rises in terrible grandeur from the eastern margin of the bay of Naples, where the country is thickly popu lated. KINO Peter is between two fires. He can't punish with any degree of consistency the assassins whose act placed him on tbe throne, nor can he, from personal reasons, condone an act wbich may at any time provide a va cancy for his successor. A WIRELESS telegraph service has been established between Chicago and Milwaukee, which leads an exchange to remark that Chicago would prefer a pipe-line connection with the institu tions that made Milwaukee famous. IT seems quite evident that Russia wants to own and rule tbe whole of China, and it appears quite as plain that the Czar has never realized the magnitude of the job he would so read ily undertake. MAJOR H. H. Gibs, who is accredit ed with haviog fired the first shot in the Civil war, has jußt died at Colum bus, South Carolina. Is it any wonder that people " chew the rag" when the waiters strike? STAND WITH GANG. ROOSEY DON'T KNOW WHETH ER HE MUST, OR NOT. His Denouncement of Fraud Is More Forced Than His Strenuosity Would Seem to Jus tify—Attempts to Minimize the Scandal—A Scape Goat Found—Department of Agricul ture Scandal—One Also in Indian Territory —Still More Crookedness. (Prom our regular rorreaponileut.) WASHINGTON, June 25, 11)03. President Roosevelt has announced, iu a semi-official way, that he intends to stand by the Postmaster General in spite of the popular demand for Payne's resignation, a demand voiced by the best newspapers in the country, regardless of party affiliation. More over, the President appears to be afraid to demand the resignation of Rand, confidential clerk to the Postmaster General, although his unfitness for a place of trust lias been clearly demon trated, especially in the Republican press. To every close observer it is obvious that the first wish of Post master General Payne is to minimize the scandal and convert the investiga tion into a perfunctory inquiry such as he had iu mind when he first found that some sort of investigation was in evitable. The determination of the President is, however, regarded with considerable satisfaction by tbe Dem ocrats who say that the people will never be satisfied with an investigation conducted aloug the Payne policy and that they will appreciate that only a Democratic administration will be willing to lay bare tbe ulcers which have long festered under Republican administration. Having failed in his effort* to save Perry Heath from being smirched as a consequence of bis official acts, the Postmaster General, and to a large ex tent the Republican press, is now try ing to make him the scapegoat for all the corruption which the Tulloch charges and the Bristow reply re vealed. In this connection, a bit of inside history is interesting. Periy Heath was charged with the fulfill ment of seven thousand (7,000) pledges made by Senator Hanna during the campaigns which elected Hanna Sen ator and McKinley President. It was for the purpose of fulfilling these pledges, taking care of Mr. Hanna's 7,000 debts, that Heath was made First Assistant Postmaster General. He did his work well and without any qualms of conscience, but now that the facta have become public Mr. Heath is charged with the whole responsibil ity while Mr. Hanna goes free from public censure. It is only justice to Payue, moreover, to say that he went into the Postoffice Department pledged to take care of Hanna's friends, those who had co-operated with Heath and especially Machen who had, by his manipulation of the rural free delivery service, saved many western Republican congressmen from defeat. This was tbe secret of Payne's attempt, clumsy and misguided but none the less sincere, to lake care of Machen and his crowd. The existence of a miniature scan dal in the Department of Agriculture was revealed this week by a suit filed in the Court of Claims by the New York Market Gardeners' Association which seeks to recover SIB,OOO for supplying aeed for free diatribution to the Department. It appears that the above company was found to have fur nished short weight packages, cheaper seeds than the contract provided for and cheaper and thinner paper than the specifications called for. Notwith standing these facts the contract was awarded to this concern a second time, the assumption being that the con tractor bad " influence" with Secretary Wilson or with Assistant Secretary Brighant. This year the contractor was guilty of even graver violations of his contract than on the previous oc casion and this, notwithstanding the fact that Secretary Wilton has placed a personal friend, a man named R. Bowie Holland, in the company's warerooms at good pay to supervise the packing of the seeds. Holland had an assistant in his arduous duty by the name of Marline, but even with two inspectors it is alleged that short weights and cheap seeds were fur nished and other provisions of the con tract violated. A scandal in the allotment of the lands in the Indian Territory has just come to light, and it is said by an offi cial in a position to know that if they ever become public the abuses in this work will rival the corruption just un earthed io tbe Postoffice Department. It is alleged that the Indian agents have certified to the Department of the Interior a larger number of In dians than existed on the reservations in order that they might profit by the extra number of rations and allow ances issued. Taking these false rolls, the Dawes Commission, which is charged with the allotment in sever alty of the Indian lands in the Terri tory, has made its allotments accord ingly, and now finds that there are many sections for which there are no rightful owners. The result may be that the entire work will have to be done over again at great expense and trouble. The President has selected Francis E. Luepp, Washington corres pondent of a prominent New York pa per, to go to the Territory and make an investigation into tbe situation. Attorney General Knox has issued an order for the arrest of Edward F. McSweeney, former Assistant Com missioner of Immigration at New York, on the ground of embezzlement. It is charged that McSweeney ab stracted numerous official papers, up wards of 4,000 in number, from the files of the Bureau of Immigration with a view to covering up all his trace of his having furnished confidential, official information to steamship com panies, railroads and others in return for which be received passes for him self and bis friends. It is further claimed that McSweeney on one occa sion gave bis pass to a friend and that when it was taken up he swore that the friend had stolen it from his desk. " The Postoffice Department is not the only place where our Republican friends, intoxicated by a long lease of power, have been guilty of monumen tal extravagance," said Representative Pou of South Carolina, who came to Washington this week. " There is uo reason why the Democrats should not get together next year and win the election on two issues, the reduction of tbe duty on thote articles which are sold cheaper abroad than at home, and the thorough investigation and cleaning out of the executive depart ments. Nature has eliminated, for a time at least, the one issue which caused such grave differences in Dem cratic ranks and now I believe we can all get together on a platform which which will command the support of the people." DEM. THE CURSE OF INDEBTEDNESS Should Not Be Entered Into Lightly Nor En tailed Upon Others. The trouble with a great many municipalities in the State of Wash ington, Olympia included, is that they have recklessly incurred indebtedness in more prosperous times, to a large amount. Tbe most of such indebted ness is evidenced by outstanding long time, interest-hearing bonds, held in the main by non-residents, thus con tinuously " pumping dry" the re sources of our cities and towns. The money paid into their treasuries for the benefit of such holders, goes out of the State, when it might otherwise subserve a better purpose by remain ing and circulating among our people, say uothing about the embarrassments of tax-payers iu raising the wherewith to meet those obligations, and the de preciation of values within the cor porate limits. Our revolutionary fath ers fought against the mother country for the principle of taxation and repre sentation among the colonies. Great Britain maintained that it was for the interest of her subjects that such taxes were sought to be levied; that it was a policy necessary to an early and sub stantial development, but tbe heroes of that time would nut have it that way, and fought their masters to a fin ish. Have their descendants followed in their footsteps by voting aDd im posing obligations upon unborn gener ations, who had no voice in tbe mat ter and were not consulted? If you say the money realized was expended in making public improve ments by which (ulure generations were to be benefited, and therefore let them bear a portion of the burden inci dent thereto, the fallacy is very appar ent. Those bonds are first mortgages, or liens, on all the taxable property in the city, town, or district, in which they may have beeu voted. Now will it be argued that I have a moral right to mortgage my neighbor's property without his consent, simply because I may think, or assert, that he shall be benefited in the matter of some public improvement, that he does not want? If this premise is sophistical, how much greater is the injustice in plac ing liens upon my neighbor's helpless childrens' holdings for something in which they had no part and has fallen into disuse or decay long before they appeared on the scene of action. It occasionally happens that improve ments must be made and that mu nicipalities are compelled to use their credit to get them. Let it be short as possible in the shape of warrants, or paper, that may be called in at any time. If a district needs a school house, has not the funds with which to construct one of brick or stone, build a frame one till such time that the money may be forthcoming, which may be used to get something better. If the county needs a bridge, it is bet ter to build a wooden one for tempor ary purposes, than to vote bonds for one of more expensive material. Olympia furnishes a good object lesson "Chickens arc coming to roost." If her citizens had pursued a more conservative policy since Washington became a State, she would not be where she is to-day—not dependent on the wages of woman's shame and the fruits of man's crim inality for revenue to meet her ordi nary running expenses. It is no argument to assert that other places do likewise, any more than to contend that if they bad smallpox in their borders, that we must also have it. The Capital City of a great State should set an example to other mu nicipalities in the matter of economic government, morality and good social order. BYRON MILLBTT. THE SOLDIERS' FUND. Mr. Stcadman's Letter of Inquiry Meets With a Rudy Reply. ED. WASHINGTON STANDARD In commenting in your issue of last week upon an inquiry from Mr. G. A. S ted man relative to the fund raised by school children in 1899 for a monu ment to our Philippine soldiers you ask: " Will not the individual into whose hands the fund was paid inform us how much money he has that was donated for that object and where it is deposited?" As you probably remember, there was a State committee composed of a dozen or more prominent women and men of Olympia and other cities of the State for the purpose of raising such a fund. Hon. C. J. Lord was Treasurer and Adjutant General Fox Secretary of the committee. Ido not remember the names of other officers or members of the committee. I was requested by the committee to take charge of the matter for them in tbia county, and I did so. The funds raised by the children of this county—a little over $290, as I remember it—was turned over to me by the various solicitors, and after payiog for printing, postage, station ery and prizes (including two gold medals) there was a balance of $255.52 which is now on deposit in tbe Capi tal Natioual Bank to the credit of the Treasurer of the State committee. For some reason or other the com mittee was unable to interest other counties in tbe proposition, so the bal ance as it now stands is the donation of Thurston county children. While I was not a member of the committee, and hence had no further responsibility after turning over the funds to the committee, yet since I acted as the committee's agent and received the money, I feel that in jus tice to myself I should answer your inquiry. Very respectfully, T. N. HKNRY. OLYMPIA, Wash., June 27,1903. IN a late carpet-beating in the San Francisco mint, $9,000 in gold-dust was realized from the floor-coverings. They had been " down" six years. IT is probable that the postal service will be self-sustaining when all the rascals are turned out. BOTH the cherry and strawberry crops were damaged by the cold rain of the past week. THE sardine factory at Port Town send is in the hands of a receiver. OASTOniA.. Bssn tha Kind You Han Always Bcugtt Far Sale. One hundred Ewee and 40 Ewe Lambs for sale after June Ist. These are Cotts woold and Shropshir (grades, and will be sold in lots to suit the purchaser. Call or address A.O. PAGE, Linklater farm Rainier, Wash. PSTORU - - -I | For Infants and Children. (!ASTOR|jS e Kind You Have j Alwa Y s Bought similating the Food andßegula- ™ _ # ling the Stomachs and Dowels of r - Bears the / » Signature x JJhr Promotes Digestion.Cheerful-' a 0 M lit* nessandßest.Contains neither j !§ r a If g IP Opium.Morphine nor Mineral. '| 01 /ft #1 [r KOTNARCOTIC. I /l\ll 1 Ii» toapt of OtdDrSAMUEL PITCJIER i ||AJ' HmtfJtM Seal- . • ft 1| ■ etlx Se/uta ♦ l H I ttxh.tU.Utt- I » Ml | AttUr Ued e I J A ft I M ttuxnnixt . ) K f\ | It 1* 111 Bi CartxrutUSmki * I Mil 111 ™ 111 MnftSmd - I I 11 1 Clnrthtd fagnr I P ■■ hßiirytmntt Flavor. / j|j I II Aperfecl Remedy forConslipa t| f g fir* UUU ion, Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea || I IgK Worms .Convulsions .Feverish- ij I IP P_ „ A llJkl , ness and Loss of Sleep. jB \jH rQI IJyR| Facsimile Signature of Mj _JS„I Thirty Tears ft—"lnflCTflßll EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. HIIAIijIII II lAI tmc eiNuui compinv. new veil oitt. WE PROPOSE S S CLOTHIWC I lots of it between now and J uly 4th, 1903. We £ have put the knife into the price of every Men's, T Youths' and Boys' light and medium weight suit T and pants and marked them at prices that will make £ them go fast | HERE IS YOUR CHANGE ♦ t To save considerable on your suit and get it on time for the T "Fourth." We have marked all those nobby light $15.0x3 X and $17.00 light and medium weight soft finished Worsted I Suits, sizes 34 to 44, at SIO.OO and $12.50 a suit. All of the ± Youth's all wool $9.00 and SIO.OO suits are marked down to t $7.00 and $7.75 all sizes. The Boys' Suits we cut from T $4.00 and $5.00 down to $3.00 and $3.75 all sizes. Prices T on Trouses are cut in like proportion | SHIRTS AND HATS £ Are marked down, way down in fact. £ Our line of $2.00, $2.25 and $2.50 hats marked $1.45 4 Our line of $3.00 and $3.50 hats marked 2.33 T Golf Shirts, worth $1.25 and $1.50, marked 05 + Golf Shirts, worth SI.OO, marked 75 Golf Shirts worth 75c, marked .48 1 Mottmaa Mercantile Co. All Kinds. All Prices. All Sizes Too. Most complete line in the city .... Wall Paper STATIONERY, ETC., ETC. A few copies left of "THE OLD SETTLER," by Hon. Francis Henry. Price 25 cents. Handsomely illustrated. M O'CONNOR'S 508 Main Street, Olympia. Charlies i! < > SALOON < > < ► Olvmpia's Popular Resort ]; < ► All the best brands of Im- * * ported and Domestic Wines < , Liquors and Cigars. ... < > CHARLES VIETZEN : \ i ► PROPRIETOR. < J St. 108 Weit Kwrtk Street. Fkou 2003. <> * > WE RIAKE BEST FITTIMU O SUITS Best Material and Work- 0 niansbip at Reasonable X Rates <5 Fred Weiss | MERCHANT TAILOR, | 511 Main Street, Olympia. g HUP i THe Largest Line j Ever Brooqut f : To tue Gilo I ; —o — | > Buy wliere you have the stock to < ► J select from. : CHURCHILL ;; . ► Fboue Main 7. The Stationer, i * OLD HOMESTEAD Bakery and Lunch Room FINE DREAD. CARES. PIES. ETC A specialty of Coffee ami Cake ami Short Orders. ADAM WILLIAMS. Proprietor. 110 West Fourth Street.