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111 A tll'l t, U AXII. N:iD\\ JMRVM;, VI W ;I, 1301. A Candid Admission. Senator l'lummcr, of Spokane, is al together too honest to pose as a Re publican politician. He was lately approached fur an expression as to the desire of his party friends to submit lbs name to the Republican Conven tion for head of the State ticket, when he politely hut firmly declined the honor, and gave his reasons for so do ing briclly as follows: " 1 am satisfied no man can he suc cessful in his candidal*}' for this ollice unless In- will first agree to submit to railroad influence and dictation and sub vert every interest of the State, if neces sary, in obedience to their commands. This I would never do or permit to be done. " During my term of service as a Sena tor in the upper house of the Legislature I have measures which were against the railroad interests. For this 1 have been at times criticised. But all of my labors have been aimed at'simple fairness and equality,' believing that the welfare of the State is best preserved by not arraying the people against any great industry, and realizing that rail roads are not only a public necessity hut a great civilizing and developing factor. Neither do 1 believe the railroads should he allowed to dictate to the people. " I believe in a Railroad Commission, to be elected by the people, but who may be removed by the Executive for cause shown and proved. A commis sion appointed by the present Governor, I believe, would be so oppressive and unreasonable as to destroy or unneces sarily hamper one of our great industries —the railroads. The State is not inter ested in an Executive's private griev ances, prejudices or enmity. " During the last two years the ' pro railroad' and 'anti-railroad' influences and forces have been lined up in battle array, and the next State Convention will nominate either an anti-railroad candidate or one favorable to its inter ests, resulting in continual war, much to the detriment of the State and its tax payers. This is wholly wrong. "My opinion is the railroad forces will win, as they always hare in a fight of this kind. Without their influence I could not be elected or nominated; with the<r influence, which would mean my obedience to them, I would not accept the office." There is certainly much truth in this statement, and had the railroad com panies consented to a fair valuation of their property, and not resisted the action of the people through their county officers in collecting a fair and equitable tax, there would have been no reason why the corporations and the people could not have made com mon cause in development of resources of mutual value and importance. The trouble originated somewhere, and we assume that it was, as usual, in a de sire of wealth to escape fair taxation. It may have been possible, however, that the people were quick in forming a judgment, and probably unprepared to consider all the facts involved, but they had become so accustomed to the speedy and arbitrary methods by which individual tax delinquents were treat ed, that they at once formed the con clusion that the method of adminis trating law was quite different when applied to wealth and the holdings of the poor man. Probably the method was not so much different as the re sults attained through the complicated machinery they were able to bring into play. F.verybody knows bow the law may be made to swerve from a straight line, when one man is bung, another imprisoned and still another freed for the same crime, under the same law; still the law is not to blame. It is the fallible judgment of man, which con strues it to mean one thing, or an other, aa his prejudices or inclinations may control him. This trait of poor frail humanity is shown when a citizen doffs his hat to the man riding in a carriage, while he remains covered when passed by tbe man with the hod on his shoulder. So it seems that, the law is what we make it, after finding it on tbs statute book. If all tbe officers entrusted with its execution, performed their simple duty, it would be positive in results, and would need no special provisions, nor authorized commissions to look after its enforcement. If tbe assessors, tbe commissioners, the treasurers, tbe judges and the jurymen all did their plain duty, and fairness and justice pervaded their acts, as a logical and legal sequence, it follows (hat there could be no results to justify fault finding. Tbe railroads would doubt less prosper far better to be in accord with the people, and to have their aid and sympathy in all measures that would then be for mutual improve ment. No enterprise can attain a full measure of success when operated un der open hostility of its patrons, whose opposition reaches through many neg ative agencies if not positive acts of malevolence. It might be possible that, should the railroad magnates and the common peoplp come together, there would be fewer issues for politicians to ride as hobbies, and it might happen that same of our people trying to get into office, or stay in office, would immedi ately find that their favorite method for making political capital bad van ished ; but would not the benefits de rived by those who pay instead of ab sorb taxes, be enhanced, as is suggest ed by Senator Plummer, with the in evitable result that a continuous vic tory of a powerful opponent at the polls would be relegated to the past, and no more made the means of pro moting eelfish purposes. ONE faction of the Republican party in Portland has takeu steps to enjoin another wing of tbe same party from voting country prisoners at the mu nicipal primaries, as they intend doing, as has been shown by having the mal efactors registered as qualified elec tors. Most of these men are serving sentences for larceny, burglary and other crimes. THE registration of voters in Seattle this year was 2,600 less than for 1902. Firo Traps. After much discussion, and the hor ror ui the 1 rotpiois disaster has some what subsided, it has been determined to rebuild the " fire-proof" death-trap at Chicago." At first the site was to be consecrated ground to the gad memory of the i>72 lives sacrificed on Dec. 31st, to the carelessness of humanity in caring for the safety of his brother and sister, and son and daughter. All the average manager of a theaters desire is to make a show ing of providing agaitist possible disasters, and then leave the result to Providence. Now, all personal feeling regarding the management of our local theater —The Olympia- aside, we hold that the narrow stairways, placed for escape of balcony and gallery patrons, in case of fire, arc veritable death-traps, instead of fire escapes. Nobody can come down a stairway, built at an inclina tion of about sixty degrees, eveu with no excited rabble behind bim, without danger of falling, and when one misses his foothold in a panic, what is the result? On the dead level, at Chicago, it resulted in piling victims to the ceiling. It is stated, with full deliber ation and after patient study, and as a matter that may be verified by sud re sults, when it is too late, that the pro visions for safety at Olympia Theater, for protecion of people in upper part of the house—whether the alarm of fire is a verity or not —are a delusion and a snare. It may require actual demonstration to teach the thought less, but wc want it to go on record that there was one newspaper which had the temerity to sound the warning. Can't people pause long enough to com prehend that a wooden building will burn as readily as ODe of brick or stone? Can they not realize that a " fire escape" consisting of a stairway, with greater " rise" than " tread," is a men ace to life, even when the mind is not upset by apprehension of impending disaster? Our city authorities should not admit of a subterfuge supplying the place of adequate provision for safety so forcibly impressed by the Iroquois disaster. The name of tbe reconstructed Chi cago cbarnel bouse will be changed to The Northwest. Had it been sug gested that a renewal of the exper ience of the closing year would be pre sented by the management just after the disaster, popular sentiment would have entered a most solemn, and prob ably effective protest, against tbe re vival of an opportunity for such culpa | ble carelessness. Fire escapes should be practical and ready for use at a mo ment's notice. LUNATIC GOES TO HEADQUARTERS FOB REDRESS.— The War Department at Washington was entered by an in sane discharged soldier, one day last week, who notwithstanding the high reputation of that branch of the ser vice in fighting, attempted to capture the whole " shooting-box." He drew a pistol and fired at one of the messen gers and a lady clerk, wounding the former seriously and the latter slight ly. He was finally subdued by the strength of half a dozen men supple mented by that of Chief of Staff Chaf fee. He claimed that there was some defect in his discharge papers, and gave the name of O'Brien, which be subsequently changed to Duffy, and that was one of the things that seems to have been regarded as conclusive evidence of aberation of intellect. THE school directors of Pataba City lately voted down the proposition for installing a small school library, on the ground that if many books were supplied, the pupils would spend too much time in reading. That is about equal to the experience of tbe writer, while serving a term of School Super intendent of Thurston county many years ago, when he was called upon to settle a dispute between a teacher in one of the country districts and a di rector who insisted that geography should not be taught, for fear it would make bis children restless and create in them a desire for travel. THE passing of Senator Flatt's polit ical power is a pathetic incident in the life of a man who during the past generation has been a guiding force in the leading State. Deserted by friends whom he had elevated to power and sup ported in place, he has found it neces sary to yield the reins of leadership to other bands. Gov. Odell is now driver of the band-wagon. It is claimed that change had become necessary on ac count of unfortunate selection of his aids, who from adoption of unscrupu lous methods had become unpopular with the people. AN unparalleled earthquake did much damage at Lima, Peru, Friday morning. Only one life was lost, but the destruction of property was very heavy. A like tremor was felt at Al buquerque, N. M.,about the same time. While the damage to property was large no lives were reported to have been lost. OLY, with a look of complaceny and profound wisdom declares that its party likes the idea of one State Con vention. Its members may swallow their medicine like little men, but they must be pardoned if their faces occasionally slip enough to betray a decided grimace. OLY is kept busy correcting the alleged figures and facts given by little Rec, who shows a lamentably lack of credibility. It may be, how ever, that it believes in the demagogic aphorism that" A lie well stuck to, is good as the truth." AND now certain Quid Nuncs claim to have discovered some very nice long slender poles to use in punching pros pective candidates, if occasion should offer, with " Put up, or shut up," as the alternative. Oily Gammon of B:g Newspapers. Tli" Ori inn.'iii's will: gingi riy lingers comment upon Mr. jlegist's proclivity for establishing city m ivs papers. It is evident that it would rather mollify than aggravate that spirit of expansion. It tirst broadly atlirms the right of a wealthy man to deploy his wealth in any form of en terprise that may suit his ambition, provided that it is not done in the " spirit of bravado or wanton malice," and even then the consolatory rillec tion is added that " Ferhaps in no other business is experience and capac ity so well equipped to cope with mere money," and attention is called to the alleged fact that the Hearst papers have promoted rather than jeopardized the interests of rival papers. The Orcfjunian thinks that Mr. Hearst has, by showing that he is engaged in a legitimate endeavor to supply the news-field, " earned a justification lie would forfeit if he had merely gone about endowing alleged newspapers for fun or speculation." It is confessed that wc have found no little curiosity in imagining just how the big daily papers would have regarded the Hearst candidacy had he not been hacked by millions of capital and half a dozen metropolitan papers established and owned by him. The pen of the Oregonian, especially, has so long been dipped in oil of vitriol, that we have to glance at the heading of the paper for assurance that the oil of bergamot is exhaled from the same stub. TUTELAR PARTY SAINTS. —There is some reason for the Democrats claim* ing a prestige iu the character of Lin coln, for very many of that party donned the blue and fought for the principles involved in the struggle for perpetuation of the Union. He was an honest and sincere man, for the time representing stability of govern ment, and unquestionably pursued the exact policy that ensured perpetuity of the Union. So these who fought the wars for principle have a right to ap plaud the factors which made it suc cessful. How different it is, when unthinking Republicans claim prestige from the personality and acts of a Jef ferson, or a Jackson, whose policy was just the opposite of the regal Federal policy, which has ever leavened the Republican party of to-day! SENATOR Fai: banks has agreed to stand as candidate for the Vice Preei l'residcncy on the Republican ticket only on condition that he name both the Chairman and the Secretary of the National Committee. This was agreed to with a gasp from his Stren uosity, although it violates tbe prece dent always observed in allowing tbe head of the ticket that prerogative. Mr. Roosevelt, it thus appears, is ready for any sacrifice for harmony, although it presages anything but good feeling should the party be successful and tne opportunity to retaliate is presented. IT remained for a Democrat to teach the partisan* • l»**on in nnmmnn H»- cency and justice, when Representa tive Shaforth, Democrat, from Color ado, voluntarily resigned his seat in Congress when he discovered that its tenure was subject to doubt. Both parties were taken by surprise, and applauded the manhood which prompt ed it, the commendation coming espe cially from the party which has never been known to voluntarily relinquish a place at the pie-counter—it being such a surprise to them. EX-PBESIDENT Cleveland promptly and emphatically denies that he took lunch with C. H. J. Taylor, a negro, while President, a charge made by Representative Scott, of Kansas. An emphatic denial was read by him from Mr. Cleveland, and it was vigor ously applauded, whereupon Mr. Tay lor called attention to tbe significant fact that that was the first time in four year that anything Cleveland had said elicited any mark of approval from any source. OLY in quoting our protest against claslfying tbe Recorder as Democratic, says: Well, the owner of the Recorder owns and runs a Democratic paper in Tacoma, the Newt. What is a Democrat organist but a Democrat ? We admit that tbe query is too much for us. What is an " organist" anywayT Is it a machine turned by a crank, which has monkeys to dance at its biddingT J CDGE Snell, of Spokane, has declared that portion of tbe new bakery law which prohibits operation in a cellar or basement, is unconstitutional and void, beiug discriminating in nature, affording a special privilege to baker ies in basements before the act went into operation. The action had been brought against a baker who had opened a subterranean bake-shop after tbe act had gone into effect. THE " lowa Idea" of revision of tariff does not seem to prevail throughout the State, and in Polk county the Re publicans declared lately " for faithful adherence to the time-honored princi ples of protection," as opposed to former declarations of tbe State Con vention. IT is said that a hunter at Aberdeen lately killed a duck with two pairs of wiogs; one pair developed and the other in a rudimentary state, which verifies the belief that, to some extent at least, we may all wear wings some time. ONE might imagine that tbe g. o. p. would abandon any claim to prestige of tbe past while it so strenuously claims in expanding its colonial policy that" destiny determines duty." SPOKANE'S building permits during February broke all records for five years, and outnumbered those of Ta coma over 34 per cent. I r is a spectacle to make men au*l angels weep to see George Stevenson, a Penmerat, dictate tlie policies of t lie Republican paru of this State. To such ends lias railroad domination led the party of Abraham Lincoln,'' — Potion A*< <rx Ldtcr. Indeed! How easy it is to assert a proposition and attribute motives. George Stevenson may have the power attributed to him, but if he does, the leading men of the party he is said to control, are fools, or knaves, or both, as occasion warrants. But if that is the cause of its mendacity now, what led it in 1809 to elect Selucius Gar fielde, an admitted Copperhead, to Con gress when pitted against Marshall F. Moore, a Union General, carrying rebel lead in his body? Was it " rail road domination" then, before we had any railroad, or had they that bogy boo, George Stevenson, then to lead them by the nose? Haven't we seen the same party flop from sporting as silver butterflies to trailing gold-bugs at a single conventions session? Haven't we seen the party flop to Roosevelt, after leaving complacently tucked him away on the shelf for political oblivion? If tears relieve dis tress, as is generally supposed, have not the angels wept so long that it might be reasonable to expect the bright smile of peace would again illumine their 6eraphic countenances? The fact is, the old party is led by unscrupulous place-hunters, and they care little for principle if by dissemb ling they can succeed in keeping their own pots boiling on the official crane. ROOSEVELT AN UNSAFE MAN. —Rep- resentative Fitzgerald, of New York, lately expressed sentiments regarding President Roosevelt which find an echo in the hearts of many thoughtful people, when he said, "There is a growing feeling of unrest throughout the country. There is almost an uni versal belief, even among Roosevelt's friends, that the public service is dom inated by an unsafe man. All over the country, the conviction is firm that the present occupant of the White House is liable at any time to involve us in war with some other nation." This trait of character is recognized even by foreigners, when Baron Von Sternberg at a banquet in Grand Rap ids, on Lincoln's birthday, attempted to pay the highest compliment possible to Roosevelt by likening him in tem perament to the violent and irascible Emperor William. To maintain such a man at the head of our government necessitates a war establishment that has kept Germany, Russia and France groaning under lavish expenditures for military equipment, and was probably the main incentive for the Czar's at tempt to establish an international peace policy several years ago. The proposition, be it remembered, was favored by all as highly commendable for every other nation but itself, just as Artemus Ward was willing to ex emplify his patriotism during the civil war, by a sacrifice of all his relatives on the battle-field. OUR CONGRESSMEN CACOHT "IP. PlNG. —Bristow's report, read in the House of Representatimes, Monday, accuses many members of Senate and House of having used their influence improperly in securing increased clerk hire and leases of postofßce premises. Only five State delegations escaped Mr. Bristow's criticism—our neighbor Oregon being one of the five. Senator Fostor and Representative Cusbman are shown to have acted jointly in se curing S3OO for clerk hire in the Car bonado office and $lO for rent, which allowances were afterwards cut off as altogether unnecessary. Representa tive Jones is accredited with having secured an allowance of S6OO for Day ton, which amount after investigation was reduced to S2OO. It seems that Congress is in earnest for abolishing that way of either paying political debts or of creating party capital. A SINGING MOUSE.— A man in Lon don is said to have a mouse which sings like a canary. One of the ex planations given of the rare occurence is that, mice are subject to bronchial troubles and when under this affliction the construction of their throats is such that the wheeling noise made by human mortals under like circum stances becomes the charming notes of the most fascinating and compan ionable of birds. Others claim that mice are natural vocalists and can learn to sing from the bird creation. IT seems that Mayor Harrison of Chicago is having much trouble. He was lately among the indicted for man slaughter in neglecting to enforce ade quate protection against the dangers of fire shown in the Iroquois disaster Now the Federation of Labor has de nounced him as" unfair"for refusal to discharge unlicensed engineers on pub lic buildings in obedience to the de mand of union men. EIGHT hundred delegates sailed Wednesday from New York, bound for Jerusalem, where the world's fourth Sunday School Convention will be held, April 18th. The rcund trip will consume 71 days, seventeen of which will be spent in Palestine. In that venerated historic land, the tour ists will be cared for by U. S. Vice Con sul Clark, who has resided there the past 46 years. THK Congressional investigation of charges against the ex-Postmaster General Heath, show that he waa in volved in numerous postal deals, and one of the committee characterised his administration as " a shameful story of fraud and maladministration." THE State now has nearly 2,500 wards to be cared for in the Home at Orting. the asylums at Steilacoom and Medical Lake, the Reform School and School for Defective Youth at Chehalis and Vancouver, and the Penitentiary at Walla Walla. King Should Be King. The Forum calls attention to the fact that while King county with an alleged population of 21X1,000; over $73,000,000 of taxable property, and a ltepublican vote of more than 11,- 000, has been without a single State oflicer since January, 1897. It like wise notes the fact that Chehalis coun ty with 18,000 population, (in round numbers) has the State Superintend ent; Clallam with 7,000, the State Au ditor; Klickitat, with 8,000, a Justice of the Supreme Court; Lewis, with 21,000, the State Treasurer; Pacific i with 7,000, the Attorney General; Skagit with 20,000, the Executive; Snohomish, with 45,000, the Secretary of State; Spokane, with 74,000 and Walla Walla 24,000, each a Supreme Judge; Whatcom, with 43,000, a Su preme Judge and Land Commissioner, and Whitman witii 41,000, another of the Supreme Judges. King has nearly two-thirds the popu lation and wealth of all these counties, and one-fourth that of the whole State, and has not a single representative on the State roll of officers! Yea, verily. While we have no special interest in our neighbors' party quarrels, we feel an abiding friendship for a com munity which has in times past shown considerable zeal in promoting our local interets; the acts of Gov. Mc- Graw with reference to capitol con struction, it will be remembered, being in delightful contiasl with the maligu iutluence exerted by Gov. Rogers, who declared that the Slate capitol should " never be constructed on a McGraw foundation." There are many people hereabout who would be pleased to see King county receive her due share of political recognition from the pre vailing party, and leave it with recog nized political opponents to contest for supremacy on matters of general principle, instead of her being continu ally downed by a combination of cor rupt partisans to gerrymander the State by slates based upon sordid selfishness instead of any preteuse of recognized tenet of party faith. STILL DISCONTENTED. —And now the Statesman objects to Chairman Heif ner's attempt to induee the State Com mittee reconsider the date and have the convention to meet in May. It objected to the 2d of June, because, it thought the selection of time was made at the dictation of the rail roads. It now objects to reconsidera tion, because it believes that Mr. neifner is trying to obtain a Hearst delegation to St. Louis, by taking "snap judgment." Truly the States man is as much perturbed as the old lady at camp-meeting, who became hysterically demonstrative under ex isting conditions, but could not, for the life of her, tell whether it was ow ing to religion or worms, the latter a dreaded affliction which had some times produced the same general ef fect. GEN. KOUKOPATKIN, like the erael Czar, in probably more of a bigot than a hypocrite, in preparing for war by the most solemn of religious services. He fasted a week, made confession and partook of the sacrament. The of ficiating priest held up the sacred image of St. Serquis, blessed prostrate commander and bade bim God speed, notwithstanding he represented the cause of a sovereign who sanctioned wholesale slaughter of the Jews and broke faith time and again in matters of diplomacy with other nations. PRESIDENT Joseph F. Smith, of the Mormon Church, a witness in the Smoot case at Washington, admits that he is a believer in the doctrines of the Latter Day Saints, and is a polygaraist, and virtually asks " What are you going to do about itT" When it comes to a matter of conscience, as it evidently is in his case, the con stitutional guaranty of religious belief has to come up for consideration in all its amplitude. —— ■ THE N. Y. World, always a goldbug paper and admirer of Cleveland, says that if he were nominated for Presi dent be would receive many Repnbli can votes. Doubtless; and lose many Democratic votes. It was to him that monometalism owes its existence to-day as well as the fact that the Re publican party is now in the saddle. Of course he would receive Republican votes. The devil always takes care of his own. THE Democratic party is so gov erned by principle that it is weak in cohesive elements. The Republicans in Congress act as one manf the Democrats seem hopelessly divided. They are worse off than the old wo man who had two teeth left, one In each jaw. She earnestly called at tention to that fact and added " But, thank God, they hit I" A SAN DIEGO, Gal., woman will ex hibit at the World's Fair, butter made in 1858. The butter waa placed in a spring house in that year and it dis appeared in the quick sand. It was recently recovered and was found to be in a remarkably good state of preservation. It is now in cold stor age. THE people of Yakima valley cen sure very severely Gov. Moßride for giving them no representation on the irrigation commission, except the salaried manager of a foreign water company which seeks to obtain con trol of the whole supply. THE Hoquiam Panel and Folding Box Co. will likely b9 folded up aud laid away, if it persists in importing Japanese to do the factory work, as its owners threaten to do. INGALLS must have a prophetic cast in his eye when he declared some years ago that Republican purity in politics appeared to be an M iridescent dream." WANING POWER OK TIIE DOSSES.— That Ballinger was elected Mayor of Seattle by a majority of leas than one thousand, and that three Democrats were elected to the Couucil, in a total aggregate of about 20,000 votes, places the political fortunes of that city in the doubtful list. It is said that the Preston-Mcßride forces knifed the ticket unmercifully, and it is scarcely to be expected that the saloon vote has, or will, line up for a party as it did in 1900 on the promise of protec tion and then allow the gambling act to pass, while showing by railroad legislation that they were able to care for their confederates if they choose to do so. There are many uncertain quantities in the political situation just uow, owing to acts of omission and commission, and it is not claim ing tco much to predict a Democratic sweep of State and nation. "PICKETING" ENJOINED.—Judge Han ford of the Federal court issued a sweeping injunction this week for pro tection of the Ondawa Inn, Spokane, against all interference. The papers were all turned over to the U. S. Mar shal at Spokane, Tuesday, and now the Union men who have been engaged in what is called " picketing" the busi ness of plaintiff, will have to cease that manner of expressing their boy cott, or appear in court and ask that the restraint on their acts be removed by dissolving the injunction. If this is done, a hearing will be accorded both sides. The inn is a charitable institution under control of Rev. Wil liam L. Bull. The claim made to Fed eral protection is based upon the fact that complainant is an alien and has a right to conduct his business with out molestation. HOMKU DAVENPORT. —The evolution of genius is seldom better illustrated than in the career of Homer Daven port, the cartoonist, who like Grant, made a failure of farm life and the several mechanical vocations he passed through to obtain his meal tickets on the journey of life. His first efforts at drawing were failures, but the quaint humor of his caricatures more than the execution of the artist aided him to fame. He is an Oregon product, and like our big turnips and beautiful apples appeals to Pacific Coasters as a wonder indigenous to the soil. Mr. Davenport is now on a lecturing tour under the direction of that eminent bureau founded by James B. Pond, who several years ago visited our city witn Mark Twain. MARK HANNA'S WlLL. —Mark Han na's estate aggregates $3,000,000, and it is all left to bis family. The wid ow, Charlotte Augusta Hanna, is be queathed the homestead and all its furnishings, the stables and the library, and a yearly allowance. The other larger beneficiaries are his son, Daniel Rhodes Hanna and his two married daughters. A sister receives SIO,OOO, an aunt SI,OOO, and each of his grand children $5,000. He directed that all partnerships in which he was interest ed should continue, but delegates power to the trustees named to termi nate any of (hem, if they consider it for the best interests of the estate. Daniel Hannn, Mrs. Hanna aud L. C. Hanna are named as trustees. WHAT IT IS TO HAVE A SENATOR.— Seattle can now see what she is losing by not having an U. S. Senator, when Mr. Ankeny who represents Walla Walla can have the War Department's order to abandon the military post hitherto known as Fort Walla Walla not only rescinded but the establish ment of a four company permanent garrison there, involving many hun dred of thousands of dollars in con struction, equipment and maintain ance. Verily it pays to have repre sentation. A CASE OF " LESS MAJESTE."— A judge in Washington, the other day, of the District Court of Appeals, stopped a lawyer in his argument who was criticising the action of the Presi dent regarding a postal scandal case, then under consideration. The law yer persisted in an effort to finish his sentence, but the court summarily or dered him to sit down, which he did. NOAH Raby, said to have been the oldest person in America, died in a poorhouse at New Brunswick, N. J., on the first inst.,nged 132 years. It is said that he had been a smoker 120 years and that be had used liquor until he was compelled to give it up by en trance to the poorhouse. He was born iu North Carolina. Dow IK'S methods are not sactioned in Australia. He called the rabble which had assembled to hear him speak wolves, a and tlicy ran him into the organ-loft, where he remained concealed for three hours. The way of the transgressor is hard. THK interior of the new Rainier club-house at Seattle, was last week, completely destroyed by fire, but the association carried $40,000 insurance' which will be ample to restore the finish and furniture. A CANDIDATE for office should have courage enough to stand firmly, when ground is once taken. The moment he shows the white feather he is ready for the grill. THE Republicans in Oregon have called their Slate Convention for April 14th, to meet in Portland. SEATTLE has had thirteen murders committed within her limits during the past twelve months. FIELD Marshall Count Von Walder see, of Prussia, died at Hanover, Satur day. OASTOAZA. BMH tha jt Tto Kind You Haw Always ML Tlie Kind Yon Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of - and has been made under his pcr- S , sonal supervision since its infancy. y+t/Zfy,, /-cCtcA/A* Allow 110 one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" aro hut Experiments that trifio with and endanger the health of Infants and Children— Experience against Experiment, What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare* gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverislmcss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—Tlio Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THC CINTAUR COMPANY. 77 MURRAY SYRCCT. NEW YORK CITY. Don't Pay too Much FOR THE WHISTLE When you buy shoes you should bear in mind that price don't make quality. The fact that other stores ask you from 25c to SI.OO a pair more for shoes than we do for the same grades of goods— DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY GIVE YOU BETTER SHOES. IT ONLY MEANS THAT YOU give them A BETTER PRICE. THAT IS ALL. Better Shoes that "W. L. Douglas," "Queen Quality," " North Star," " Hamilton Brown," " Atz & Dunn" are not made in this or any other country. We carry complete lines of all of them and a good many others equally as good be sides. FOR MEN we recommend W. L. Douglas $3.50 or the North Star $2.50, $2,75, $3.00 lines of hand welts. FOR LADIES wear the Queen Quality at $3.00, or the American Lady's at $3.00, are as good as any $4.00 and $5 00 Shoes you buy outside of these lines. Hamilton Brown-'s $1.50, $1.75, $2.00 and $2.50 Ladies' Dress Shoes have no equal. FOR GIRLS we are selling a iine at $1.17, $1.33, $1.65 and $2.00 that are giving splendid satisfaction. OUR BOYS' SHOES at sl.lO, $1.25, $1.37, $1.48,51.65, $1.85, $2.25 cannot be beat at any price. OUR BABIES' SHOES at 50c, 65c, 75c, 89c are pleas ing all and you will do well to try them. We guaranteeall shoes to give you absolute satisfaction. yyyyyyyv Mottman Mercantile to. WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR SCHOOL BOOKS i AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS .... i Wall Paper STATIONERY, ETC., ETC. M. O'CONNOR'S 508 Main Street, Olympia. Why pay transportation on your cream to Seattle when you get Seattle prices at the CAPITAL CITY CREAIERY OLYMI'IA ? 15c considerate, be neighborly and be come loyal to your home institutions. Hazen Maynard, owner of the L apital City-Nesqually Creameries maintains at Olympia a branch agency for the Deiave! Dairy Supply louse, PORTLAND, OREGON.