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OI.V.TII'IA, WASH. I'RIDAV MMNG, SKPIEMBKR 11, 1903. Keep Your Money at Home. Very few people realize the extent of mail-order business done by Eastern department stores, with people even at this remote distance, Probably a glut of the postoflice about Christmas time gives some idea of holiday purchases abroad, but very few realize that a large proportion of the trade is going on all the time, by mail and expiees, through which small orders may be tilled with expidition and at a moder ate cost. The reason for this trend of custom from our local dealers, we think, may be attributed to the superior and thorough methods of adverlisiug their wares. Not only are they described in the most elaborate manner, but prices are given which seem to be very low, and doubtless are less in some instances than the same articles can be bought here, but as the purchase of a few " baits," purposely placed for catching suckers, generally involves the buying of quite a bill of other articles to make up the minimum freight unit of one hundred pounds, quite a sale is effect ed by that means, and even if only the smaller mail-orders are maintained any given length of time it developes, especially with the fair sex, a partiality for that means of shopping. There is a latent pleasure in reading the ad vertisements making specific promises for desirable (.in imagination) articles; a subdued joy in waiting for the post man's knock about the time the pack age is due; a mild happiness in re moving the wrapper and, oh bliss, in full realization of expectancy. This prolonged feeling of anticipation pro bably excels the excitement of shop ping, from the fact that it partakes of the boy's idea of molasses from a jug —" sweetness long drawn out." The consideration which mainly af fects the mail-trade purchaser is that lie, or she, is getting something cheap er than neighbors, and at less than a legitimate cost. They believe the claim, so ostentatiously made, that department houses buy in such large quantities, and in some lines manu. facture their own products, that com petition is impossible. But is it true? The experience of some who acknowl ege they have been bitten shows the reverse. For instance, a neighbor was tempted to order a lauded brand of cigars which was to be sent "direct from the manufacturer to the con sumer," at a certain price per box. After dealing in this way for some time, and boasting of his shrewdness, what was his chagrin to find that the same brand of cigar was sold at the identical figures he had paid in the home market. Others have sent their orders for wearing apparel or house hold goods, but we have yet to find a single customer who had been entirely satisfied with his purchase. Another consideration, of even more importance is, that every dollar which is sent far away for purchases, is pro' bably forever lost in our local circula tion, when if retained here is as surely paid by the merchant for local ex penses, or is deposited in bank and becomes available currency for cir culation. The cumulative power of money in paying debts, when kept in active local circulation is too little considered by the general public. For instance, a dollar sent to the big firms East never returns, but when paid to the merchant or trader may be (as an illustration) paid, at the end of a week, to a clerk; tbe clerk pays it the butch er in liquidation of his meat bill; tbe butcher to the farmer for products of the farm; the farmer to tbe hardware merchant, for hammer and nails; he to the landlord for rent or board, and the landlord, if he does not" sink" it for taxes, may pay it back to the mer chant who started it on its mission of debt-paying. It will thus be seen that the dollar, to the limit of its power, has paid six debts, probably within a week, and been returned to its posses sor where its work began to be traced, and is good for a repetition of such servioe every week in tbe year. It will be borne in mind that while tbe department stores issue exhaustive and expensive catalogues, they like wise advertise their specialties in news papers of large circulation, and it is safe to say that tbe latter service while costing less, is far the most effective in all respects. LIPTON says Herreshoff is a wizard. It is more than likely be regards him very much in the light of the manipu lator of the elusive little ball which hides itself so cunningly under the wrong shell. As he has gracefully yielded up the "ante," however, he is entitled to his opinion, whatever it may be. THE hop-growers expect to employ from 3,000 to 4,000 pickers in their fields this season. One firm, Kleber & Co., have already contracted for 1,- 000 Indians and 800 white laborers. II the weather permits the picking will begin very generally by the first of next week. WHEN our citizens consider the bill presented by the dredger for nearly twice the amount of fill estimated for Long bridge, tbey will be more than ever convinced that she is a great Squirt. IT is indeed unfortunate for Olym pia that the gravel on the brewery scow insisted upon performing the McGinty act rather than to pass through a contracted span. IF our city don't give the brewery people a satisfactory draw, it is still maintained their business will with draw. A Paradise for the Fair Ones. Madison Square, New York, is now the place of carnival for an unusual display—of line dresses. The"Fashion show" was formally opened theie on the Ist inst., and is the first exhibition of the kind ever held in this country. Its object is to set styles and establish a line of unity of ideas and uniformity in stylish gowns between American and Paris modistes. To bring this about, European firms have contribut ed 150 gowns of every style, and a large number of American designs are being displayed. Otto Adler, delegate from the Parisian dressmakers, is de livering addresses on European fash ions. Handsome girls during the af ternoon and evening sessions are wear ing the different styles of gowns on a stage. Every style of garment favored bv women in outdoor life will be shown, including golf, automobile, yachting, tennis and bicycle styles. The live exhibit will show the process of making many of the articles of ap parel and will include the silk-loom in operation. There is likewise a display of the proper styles to be worn at various functions, including an ideal wedding costume. The millinery exhibit is on a large scale and the display of do mestic and foreign laces is notable. Another feature of interest is hair dressing, showing the proper manner of arranging the hair for morning, af ternoon and evening, and in the most becoming manner in accordance with the style of gown to be worn. THE City Council again suspended operation of an ordinance, Monday night, by mere motion, and now bi cycles can use the north sidewalk of Westside bridge. Can't our local law makers and law-dispensers learn that the proper action would have been by ordinance amending the original act. When the charter provides certain methods, and imposes restrictions and restraints in enacting an ordinance, it is safe to assume that no less form ality can be imposed to make it a nul lity in whole or in part. It may be asked what does it matter, so a given object is served? There may be no apparent results, and again there may be. Suppose somebody is run down and injured by a wheelman, when the law provides protection to pedes trians. May it not be held, in another SB,OOO damage suit, that the city and not the individual would be responsi ble from withdrawal of the protection guaranteed by ordinance? THE GOVERNMENT WANTS NO FREAKS ON DUTY. —The civil service commis sion, at Washington, lately decided a novel question submitted by the Post master at Mobile, Ala., regarding the eligibility of Lee W. Wright, an appli cant for clerical position who bad passed an exceedingly creditable ex amination, under the prescribed rules for test of ability, but was addicted to an unusual diet of nails, tacks, broken glaBS, frogs, soap, collar buttons, brok en china and the like. The Postmas ter very naturally objected to having a freak at tbe desk who might appro priate the ink stands, cancelling-ma chines or the time-lock on tbe safe by throwing them down bis capacious, as well as capricious throat. Strange to relate, the commission agreed with him and Wright was rightly dropped from the preierred list. Bcore ooe for the Postmaster. SAN MIOUKL, a town on the east coast of Yucatan, was entirely de stroyed by a hurricane, a few days ago. Not a building was left standing and not an inhabitant remains on tbe site of a town made famous by historic as sociations. It was the place where Cortez landed when be discovered Mexico and where be established his headquarters. Many lives are report ed lost. A DAUGHTER of Congressman Brown low, of Jonesboro, Tennessee, has eloped with a liverymon and they were married at Bristol, against pere's wishes, who wanted Cloyetta to re main a society light at Washington. He should rejoice that sbe did not elope with a foreign title and have to submit to the snubs of the effete aristocracy of the old world. THE steamer Dirigo and Alki brought down from Alaska this week 1,600 tons of products of the far northwest- The former brought down 8,500 cases of canned salmon and 2,000 barrels of salt salmon, and the Alki 500 tons of concentrates and canned and salt sal mon. Both report having experienced exceptionally fine weather. BDMOK has it that Sir Thomas Lip ton is engaged to wed Miss Alice Bev ell, of Chicago. Doubtless his ideas of everything American has been mater ially raised by his experience on the high seas. There is more sense in sailing back with a beautiful woman than a blooming old cup anyway. THE query has now arisen as to whether it would be best to remove the national capital to Oyster Bay or the President to the Capital. It seems that he prefers a place where he may have the American navy to maueuver as a means of driving away dull care. BEC thinks that the Assessor's re turn of 637 clocks and watches owned in Thurston county is far too low, but we hold that the return is a fair one and indicates that our people are not inclined to go on tick, nor suffer from over assessment. THE marriage of Miss May Goelet daughter of Mrs. Ogden Goelet, of New York, to the Duke of Boxburgbe, of Floors Castle, Boxburgbshire, on the Scotish border, is announced. IT seems that trouble is still in the brew at Tumwater. Historical Blundars, The following letter from Geo. H. Himes, Assistant Secretary of the Ore gon Historical Society, regarding the first white child born in Pierce county, is self-explanatory, and leaves but for us to state that the claim made for Mrs. Frazier, of being mother of the first white child born in that county was stated on authority of Mr. H. A. Adair, her son-in-law, and we certainly understood it to be a family tradition held in high veneration by all its members. How easy it is to go ujvoii the record incorrectly is shown by the inaccuracy witli which Mr. Himes was reported in a Tacoma interview, the other day, as well us the aptitude for such errors to be repeated by the avidity with which little liec assimilated the blun der : PORTLAND, Oregon, Sept. 4, lUO3. ED. STANDARD: It is stated in your issue of June 12, 1903, that Mrs. Catherine A. Frazier, de ceased, late of South Bay, was the moth er of the first white child l>or» in Pierce county, Washington. In the interest of historical accuracy permit me to say that this statement is an error. 1 have rec ords which show that Francis Richmond, son of Rev. John I*. Richmond, M. 1)., and America, his wife, was born near old Fort Nesqually, on Feb. 28, 1842. It may be stated further that the cabin in which this child was born was the build ing in which the first wedding of Amer icans north of the Columbia river took place, the contracting parties being Dr. W. 11. Willson and Miss Chloe A. Clark, and the date was Aug. HI, 1841. Dr. Willson came to Oregon from Massachu setts in 1837. He was originally a ship carpenter, but studied medicine while on ship-board, and thus acquired a title. Miss Clark came to Oregon on the Lau sanne in 1840. Both were assigned to the Nesqually mission (Methodist) on June 13, 1840, at a meeting of the mis sionaries held at what is now Vancou ver, Wash., Dr. Willson as an assistant to Rev. Dr. Richmond, the minister in charge, and Miss Clark as a teacher. The site of the cabin and stockade erect ed by Rev. Dr. Richmond is about three quarters of a mile west of the residence of Mr. Edward Hugginp, formerly old Fort Nesqually, the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company, established in 1833. Indications showing the lines of the trenches made to receive the pickets forming the stockade, and the location of the fireplace in the cabin, may be seen to this dav, the writer having visited the place on May 14tli of the present year. Sincerely yours, GEORGE 11. HIMES, Assistant Secretary Oregon Historical Society. THE overwhelming defeat of Sir Thomas Lipton, in the late interna tional race—the worst beating since the contest between the Galatia and Mayflower in 1886—has led to the ap pointment of a committee by New York yachtman to raise a fund for presentation of an elegant silver ser vice to the plucky sport. It is proposed to make the testimonial a national tri bute, and Gen. Joseph Wheeler has been selected for Chairman and the Western National Bank of New York named for depositary of subscriptions. Tiffanys have been ordered to prepare a design for tbe testimonial, which will be distinctly American, embodying Indian subjects and scenes of America's early history. A fund of $5,000 is already in sight. A JOKE ON LANGIKY. —WhiIe the great actreaa wan on her way home from London, and was pasting another vessel on which a friend had taken passage, the fad of all voyages, just now, wireless telegraphy, was kept up for entertainment of passengers and practice. Mrs. Langtry embraced the opportunity for a passing word to her friend and wrote " The ocean does not part us," and dispatched it by the mysterious current. On landing, a few days afterward, she received a let ter from her friend asking what was meant by the message, which in pass ing through space had been changed to " The ocean has no pants on." THE national administration has done its best to destroy the prestige of the three greatest military men our nation has produced—Gen. Miles and Admirals Dewey and Schley—but these heroes are too deeply enshrined in patriotic hearts, to allow the mem ory of their deeds to be tarnished by the hand of Envy aud Malevolence. Soon as the glamor of power and the subserviency of greed have had their day, the impartial historian will see that each of these heroes has his pro per niche in the Temple of Fame. ANOTHER evidence that "It is the unexpected which happens," is shown by the order of the administration that all employes of the Government print ing office at Washington be required to take the oath of allegiance to the United States, but it is not given nut whether the oath is double-leaded with clauses that may imply party ob ligation, like the verbal gag* imposed in " reconstruction" times. ISN'T it tough though for Sir Thomas Lipton to lay all the blame for Sham rock's deficiencies on her designer. There had to be a scapegoat, however, and Fife had to be the victim, who would have received a fortune had she won. SIB Thomas Lipton promised Capt. Wringe, who sailed the Shamrock 111., 150,000 and a life annuity of 92,500 and each of the crew |SOO, if they would make the boat win three races out of five against the Alliance. To DAT the ladies of Spokane run all the car-lines in the city, for the benefit of St. Luke's Hospital. On tbis day on every calre. Nickels will be received by ladies faire, In exchange for a ticket for each paasengalre. THE best indication that whisky does not create all the foolishness in the world is shown by the antics of its most vigorous opponent, Carrie Nation. IF it is only to "lift" the cup that so strongly impels Sir Thomas to cross the sea, why don't he bring a derrick instead of a sailing yacht? SIR THOMAS intends to consult the tea-grounds before making any more efforts to lift the " blooming cup." How EASY IT IS TO BE MISI NDEK .STOOD. —Tlie Recorder in publishing a reprint from a Taconia paper of an interview with Geo. H. Himea, at the Donnelly Hotel, in that city, a few days ago, on " History of the Oregon Country," makes Mr. H. say that he " located in Olyrupia and as a young man started the publication of the WASHINGTON STANDARD, forty-two years ago." Knowing Mr. Hinies well as the writer does, we can state posi- tively that he never made such state ment. This paper was " started" by its present senior proprietor, and a few months afterward, Mr. Himes, then a boy, obtained a situation as apprentice and worked several years In acquiring the trade of printer. He then went to Portland and opened a job printing oilice, which he couducted a score of years. While the mistake itself is iu significant, it is well that the early history of our commonwealth, made up mainly of small things, should be a narration of facts, when they can be so easily obtained as this statement. THE 11th of October has been pro bulletined by one of those alarmists who rise occasionally to disturb the slumbers of nervous people. This prophet does not give his name, but his assurance it made with none the less emphasis on that account. He prophesies a llood on that date extend ing from Scandinavia to Massachu setts, and over a portion of that State, Rhode Island and Connecticut to El Paso, Texas, and thence to Central Asia. He predicts that other districts at a distance from the ocean may suf fer from a sympathetic condition, a readjustment of the Earth's equilib rium, as it were. Ample time has been given for the residents of this ex sive district to seek more favored lands —our State, for instance—and thus escape the fate of Noah's kindsmen. A TRUST IN " HUSBANDRY."— Mrs. Sarah Pohlman, of Kokomo, Ind., has bad an extensive and unique matri monial experience, if the number of living husbands reported justifies tbat distinction. She has so far as is re ported, five in Indiana and eight in Ohio, but whether her experience ex tends beyond Hoosiers and Buckeyes is not shown. Pohlman, who is No. 13, declares that the woman is forming a matrimonial trust, for the purpose of cornering all the available men of the country. It may be, however, that the fatality attached to the number thirteen may arrest her profligate ca reer and enable other women to have an even chance in appropriation of the available supply of husbands. THK SMALLEST HORSE YET REPORT ED.—Thomas H. Williams, a Califor nia turfsman, is the possessor of a " full-grown" horse which is undoubt edly the smallest specimen of the equine race extant. It is supposed to be a dwarfed Shetland pony. It stands 26 inches high and weighs 76 pounds. Its hoof just covers a silver dollar. It is companionable and full of cute tricks, running about the premises and sidling up to visitors to be petted. Its name is Cbesi, which means little, and it has a dark coat of brown hair and shaggy tail. Its best friend is a little son of Mr. Wil liams, a year and a half old, and the two are inseparable friends and have many sports in common. To GHOW CITRUS FRUITS.— A num ber of business men of Buffalo, N. Y., are making preparations to establish one of the largest orange and grape fruit plantations in the tropics, on the Isle of Pines, near Cuba. The island is 30 miles long and about 28 wide, in habited by about 400 Americans, and there are already a number of orange groves and grape yards. The Isle of Pines is about 60 miles from the Cuban shore. A delegation baa been sent by the projectors of the enterprise to make a thorough examination of aoil and climate. They confidently be lieve all the conditions to be ideal for their enterprise. THE Tacoma Sun (Watermelon Red ington's paper) very properly com plains on account of the Commission ers of Pierce county awarding the contract for " county printing" (which means county advertising) to another paper, after inviting bids, and the Sun submitting a proposition 33$ per cent, less than the figures at which the con tract was awarded. If the Sun's fig ures had been accepted it'would have saved the taxpayers nearly a cool thousand dollars, on the basis of last year's work. POPE Pius X. has recommended the Venitian bishops to show cordiality to the military authorities during the maneuvers of the Italian army, and special deference to the King. These instructions from the Vatican are un unsual, and indicate the Pope's inten tion to promote a union of interest be tween church and State. The Consis tory is to meet about the middle of this month. W E don't know what the " Courage of one's convictions means," unless it is to eat corn off the cob bv taking it in your fingers.— Oly. That's it exactly. But to plaee it in Oly's more expre«nivo vernacular, it is to "pull off" a "feed," while holding the cob in your fingers. AND now Tacoma claims she has a jailer who is a cousin of Abraham Lin coln. The only old thing lying around loose she has not claimed is her orig inal and true name of Tubolips. IT is hard to make a true American think there is anything unlucky in the number thirteen when Uncle Sam began house-keeping with thirteen States. UNCLE Sam may have to baste tur key even though the holiday season has not yet come. THE St. Paul Pioneer-Tret* states that strawberries have been raised in Minnesota, the past season, large as apples, but very considerately does not give the variety of apple used as a measurer. Something a little more definite is noted in a jar, which it claims, contained a dozen strawberries none less than seven inches in circum ference. It does not state, however, whether these berries may not be freak products, like the mammoth pig, or phenomenally large pumpkin, grown for exhibition purposes only, by hogsheads of swill and specially pre pared fertilizers that produced a ro tundity which arrested the eye if it did not tempt the palate. Washing ton's claim for being the leading State for strawberries is by no means im paired by such statements. WALTER BREWSTER, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is announced to marry Mies Me Anie Along, a daughter of the Flowery Kingdom, the youngest of thirteen girls in a famous Chinese family. She is artistic and musical, but it is not announced whether her art pictures rival the paintings on tea chests, or her melodies the wild and wierd notes of the Chinese fiddle, but it is said she is the owner of several hundred thousand dollars which have the true goldbug mono-metal clink. Mr. Brewster is a member of a wealthy and prominent New Jersey family, and is about to locate in business in Honolulu, where he will probably have less difficulty in "Translation of a Savage," than is shown by Gilbert Parker, in his eminent novel of that name. IT appears tbat the Administration at Washington has shown more con cern over the development of frauds in many department* than regret that they thould have existed or made any real endeavor to abate them. In the postal examinations one official has been suspended and one has performed no work since the middle of April, and Hand, Payne's "confidential clerk," has been absent since July 3d, all on full pay. The Attorney-Gen eral is enjoying a long vacation, aud the cases in his branch of the service await his return. There are many evidences that the strcnuosity of the President is wholly wanting in the public service. Hadn't be better re turn at once to the national capitol? A STRIKE in a New Haven factory was overcome by a little diplomacy on the part of the factory Superintendent, who asked the operatives to meet bim for discussion, and when they bad as sembled, he provided ice cream and chocolate as refreshments while he went upon the stage to present the matter of differences in a friendly and compromising manner. The result was tbat the all obstacles disappeared under the bright glow of friendly interest, as dew before the sun, and instead of a strike, a resolution of confidence was adopted with a whoop of approbation. It will prove a hot place for the next traveling delegate who appears at New Haven. IT is seldom that a man whose star of destiny is on the wane, is held in honor; the usual custom being to give a falling reputation a kick. It seems, however, that the Germans are more considerate, or do not class J. Pierpont Morgan as a has been, or a "dead duck," in finance. It is said that they have verbalized his name into " Mor ganisiren," meaning to consolidate big enterprises and have created the name " Morganismns," to describe the pro cess. It will serve another purpose: to produce some euphony in a gutter ized dialect. A NEWSPAPER published in Paris by women for women has suspended. One in Chicago conducted exclusively by women and for women got out but a single issue. Another in New York, died a-bornin'. Thus it is. The dear creatures cannot get along without men and have no need for further ef fort to do so. REC bemoans the fact that there are only 320 pianos, organs and melodeons in this county. If he lived next door to one of these monsters he would be likely to agree with Lue Vernon, that there are just 320 too many enumer ated. SEATTLE people complain that they have gold-plated nickels passed upon them for |5 pieces at the carnival, a modification of the gold-brick game which city people so hilariously at tribute to rural victims. CONGRESSMAN Timothy D. Sullivan is now at the head of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, having been elected Most Worthy Grand President at the Convention lately held in Tammany Hall, New York. IT is said that Pope Pius X. enjoys a good cigar. He probably regards it as a burnt offering to Madam Nicotine enshrined by the votaries of Tobacco. BRO. Rediogton's paper, the Sun, comes to our table with hand-deco rated illustrations. What won't that man do to please bis friends? THE fruit-growers of Walla Walla are unable to obtain enough baskets to harvest their prune crop. SENATOR TILLMAN, the pitchfork statesman, says he intends retirement from the lecture platform. IF the Servians start in to make a vacancy on the throne, saltpetre won't save King Peter. IF China gives us an open door we don't want to find an enemy crouch ing behind it. oAavoniA. Bantba Hiw Always BtH BANK COKRUPTION IS EVIDENT IN NEARLY ALL THE DEPARTMENTS. An Epidemic of Scandali—The Pojtoffice Scan dal Dwarfed by That From the Interior De partment, Where Helpless Wards of the Gov ernment Are Victims—Even the Department of Justice Is Assailed—Secretary Hitchcock on the Grill From a Call for Accounting of Public Moneys—Smuggling by Mail Time Called on Beavers—Teddy's Precipitate Use of the "Club" in the Megelssen Matter Con demned. (Krora our regular correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 11)0.1 An epidemic of scandals seems to be the leading feature of the present ad ministration of the federal govern ment. The Postoffice scandal has dragged along all summer, with every now and again some surprising devel opment. The Interior Department scandal, involving subordinates of that department and practically all the members of the Dawes Commission, has only recently come to light and is not yet under investigation and now comes information to the effect that because of reports involving many of the subordinates of the Department of Justice the Attorney General has or dered a drastic investigation of every official connected with his department located in the " Indian Territory jur isdiction." It Beems that charges against United States attorneys and marshals, other than those in connec tion with the allotment of the Indian lands, have reached, the Attorney General, charges which allege the con nection of these officials with contracts for feeding prisoners, sharing profits accruing from illegimale liquor selling and similar practices and as a result Attorney General Knox ordered the current investigation some weeks ago. Secretary Hitchcock is still greatly wrought up over the Indian lands scandal but he had not yet secured a competent man to undertake the in vestigation ordered by the President. He is trying to secure a man familiar with Indian affairs and one who has no personal interests in the situation and finds it difficult to obtain the ser vices of such an individual. In the meantime, the facts in connection with the system of " graft" which has per meated the entire allotment of the In dian lands, and which involves practi cally every member of the Dawes Com mission, become daily more conspicu ous. Another feature of the situation which is making life for Secretary Hitchcock anything but a bed of roses is the claim of officials of the Treasury Department that the Secretary has ig nored several United States statutes and assumed powers in no way dele gated to bim in bis administration of the funds accruing from the sale of lots in the towns of Dawton, Hobart and Anadarko, Oklahoma. These funds were to be expended for public improvements " under the supervision of the Secretary of the Interior," but there is no provision in the law exempt ing the Secretary from the necessity of rendering an account of his steward ship to the auditors of the Treasury. Notwithstanding this fact, the Secre tary has rendered uo account of the receipts or disbursements to the Audi tor for the Interior Department and, aside from the fact tbat he has some $700,000 to his personal credit with the Treasurer of the United States, the Treasury Department has no offi cial knowledge that he has ever sold the lots. It is further pointed out that during the last two sessions of Congress the Secretary has sent in sec tions of appropriation bills exempting his actions from the review of the au diting officials of the Treasury and in both instances the provisions have been stricken froin the bills on a point of order. Affairs in the Poatoffice Department have taken another lively turn. Louis Kempner, Superintendent of Registry, has been discovered to have been con ducting a system of smuggling Cuban cigars and selling them to his friends in Washington at prices in the neigh borhood of $7 per box. The last con signment of these cigars was confiscat ed by the inspectors and turned over to the Treasury officials. Customs officials said to-day that every regis tered package coming from a foreign country and addressed to a private in dividual was held up and the person addressed compelled to come before a customs officer and open the package in his presence. From this it is ar gued that Kempner must have bad the cigars concealed in registered pack ages of official mail. Kempner has long been under investigation on other charges, but it is claimed that this alone would be sufficient to insure his dismissal from the Postoffice Depart ment. Another interesting feature of the past week has beeen the summoning, before the District of Columbia Grand Jury, of State Senator George E. Green of New York, in connection with the Bundy time-clock contract. It was this contract that got George W. Beavers into the clutches of the law and it is predicted that Senator Green, who lives at Bingliamton, N. Y., and has long been a personal friend of the President, will be indicted by the Grand Jury before its adjournment. As told some months ago in these let ters, quantities of these clocks were purchased by Beavers at $125 each and it is claimed that the conspirators made a profit of 60 per cent, by the deal. The clocks were installed in numerous postoffices, many of which has only two or three employes and where they could be of no possible use. It is also a matter of interest that Beavers has been located in New York and that a friend of his came to Wash ihgton this week and made arrange ments with a local bonding company to go Beavers' bail in case be should be indicted by the local Grand Jury, as is anticipated. Every inquiry at the State Depart ment with regard to the European squadron, which the President ordered to Beirut when the canard that Vice Consul Megelssen had been murdered was received, appears to cause embar rassment and it is plainly seen that the officials think that the President acted precipitately and the matter and that he has placed the United States in a ridiculous position. The latest advices are to the effect that Megelssen was not fired at; but that some drunken Turk, celebrating a marriage, fired a pistol in the air in the Vice Consul's vicinity. It is also reported that several arrests have been made as a result of this disorderly con duct. It is feared that the presence of an American fleet will have no effect but to make trouble where none now exists. DKM. FOR SALE —Second-hand wagon and harness. Cheap. J. F. KEARNEY &. Co. 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