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OLVJIPU, WAN It. rCIDAV MORNING, MAY 6, 1901. The State Convention. The State Democratic Convention, held in the theater yesterday, was unique in many respects. The attend ance of spectators was small compared to that of ten years ago, when both State conventions were held in the same building, which had to be remod eled for their accommodation, every available foot of space on stage and in auditorium being assigned to the in terested spectators, the convention be ing seated on an elevated floor on the stage, around which a temporary bal cony was built to stow away interested visitors. The houso held in either convention 1,300 spectators, or a total of 1,700 people. Yesterday about 50 spectators occupied the upper part of the house and in the afternoon not to exceed 150, quite a number of whom left, owing to the two hours' wait for the Committee on Credentials to re port. True this convention was not called to do more than nominate dele gates to the Bt. Louis Convention, and only the Presidential possibilities, which are somewhat mixed, entered into the contest. Another feature of the assembly was a disposition to do its caucusing be hind closed doors. That was eminent ! ly proper, but when it led to loss of so much time that ought to have been devoted to convention matters, it is to be regretted. It was nearly noon when cessation of the warfare at the Olympia hotel enabled the delegates to weud their way to the place of meeting. The convention was called to order by Chairman of the State Committee HeifTner, who in an elo quent and impressive manner congrat ulated the Democracy on the auspi cious opportunity for success present ed should the party enter the cam paign us a unit for the cardinal prin ciples as outlined at Chicago and Kan sas City. He announced that pursu ant to usage the State Committee had selected for temporary officers: Chair man, Henry Drum; Secretary, Lee Purdin, of Kittitas; Sergeant-at-Arms, Emmet Holmes, of Spokane; and Fred Dale Wood was chosen as Reading Clerk. Mr. Drum on assuming the gavel (which consisted of an antiquated screw-driver found in the " property box" of the theater) read a warmed m-«r contribution of his own to the Taxpayer, bearing somewhat upon current topics. After appointing com mittees on Credentials, Platform and Order of Business, the convention ad journed to 2 P. M. When the time for reassembling ar rived, the convention was conspicuous for its abeence, and it was well on to 3 o'clock when it was called to order. Then another delay of an hour enßued, from the absence of the chairman of the credentials committee. Finally a delegation was sent to request bis ap pearance, and the committee returned to report that he was, so far as their efforts extended, non e»t inventus. After further waiting, a motion was made and entertained to at once organize into a mass convention and proceed to business. Just as the mo tion was to be voted on, the man who carried the credentials in his pocket appeared, and was greeted with any thing but approval. Without a word of explanation of his delay, be pro ceeded to read his report. There are some who see in this matter the fine Italian hand of a past master in politi cal management, a dodge to stave off a storm of oratory likely to burst forth at any moment on the ultimatum of Judge Turner that further instruc ions than for the Vice Presidency be eliminated from the contemplated proceedings. Whether it be true or not, it is safe to say that much corked up eloquence was wasted by the pro cedure. The committee on Permanent Or ganization appeared with a majority and minority report. The former recommended the substitution of F. 8. Lewis of Clallam as Chairman, representing the Hearst forces, and the minority report suggested Tbos. N. Caton, of Lincoln, a strong Turner advocate, as the proper man to be thus honored, the real object being to line up the Hearst strength of the conven tion. The vote showed that there were 222£ who favored the newspaper man for the Democratic nominee and 199£ who opposed instructions. This method of endorsement was adopted for the sake of harmony, as the Tur ner element seemed to be implacable in their demand. The platform adopted is, in the main, an excellent presentation of Democratic principles. It cordially endorses the Chicago and Kansas City platforms, the only loophole being in the qualification making it "so far as applicable to present problems," doubt less referring to the financial attitude hitherto beld by the party. As the goldbugs are still endeavoring, by Con gressional action, to restrict redemp tionary money, it will probably be found that that the problem has not yet been found that will justify a flop. It instructs the delegation to St. Louis to act as a unit and Tote only for Pres idential candidates who have shown active loyalty for the principles hith erto enunciated by the party. It cor dially commends the character, cour age, capacity and fidelity of William J. Bryan. It also arraigns the Republi can party for its many reprehensible acts of omission and commission. The vote on delegates to the St. Louis Convention resulted as follows: Starr, 246; Byhan,2s4; Godman,3Bs; Million, 352; Gilman, 410; Terry,36l; Michum, 115; Cole, 413; Blackman, ■»O7 ; Hogan,4os; Mant/.e, 163; Dail ev, 157; White, ltd; Hplawn,4lL Necessary to a choice 210. The ten having an excels of that number were elected. The alternates elected were: F. C. Robertson, of Spokane; Dr. S. C. Mokes, of Pacific; K. S. Fowler, of Jefferson : J. L. of What com; C. B. Blcthen, of KiDg; I'. K Tunstall, of Cowlitz; L. E. Bignold, of Clallam; J. F. Colber, of Adams; J. If. Morgan, of Kittitas; Percy Walker, of Chelan. Still at It While the Republicans as a party seem inclined to regard bimetallism as a dead issue, tbe country having de liberately decided upon the gold unit for redemption money, it seems that Wall street is not yet through with legislation to circumscribe tho volume of debt-paying money to the least pos sible limit. At the late session, Congressman Fowler reported a bill from his com mittee to provide for coinage of silver dollars into subsidiary coin, the real object of which is to deprive 578,000,- 000 silver dollars of their legal tender value, or rather reduce it to the limit ed extent of the smaller coins. A constant, persistent, determined and united efTort is constantly being made to rivet still tighter the fetters of gold by which the once stalwart limbs of Labor have been bound. The gold Democrats who now seek to control the party, under an insid ious plea of reorganization, are work ing in concert with the Republicans to accomplish this object. Their pro fessed desire to bury a dead issue is only for the ears of those who are in a comproraing mood and are willing to make an attempt to save other vital principles by concession of one they believe to have been superseded by some power that is beyond control, for the time at least. So, to avoid an awakening of interest in bimetallism, a matter of policy which stands firmly supported by reason, as well as exper ience, the gold-bugs plot in the dark by stealth for legislation, just as they did when silver was demonetized. The Fowler bill likewise has a provi sion for repeal of the law prohibiting the deposit of custom receipts in the national banks, to still further place government revenue within the grasp of the money sharks. It also repeals the three-million dollar limit on bank note retirement, making it possible for the banks to obtain a still smaller corner on public currency. Now the limit that can be retired is three mil lions of dollars per month. If the act passes at the next session, as it surely will if the Republicans are in power, or the Democratic party is " reorgan ized" under a Cleveland sinch, the notes may be all retired in a single month, making the debt-payer still deeper in the bole when he reaches out for the only money good enough to pay the mortgage that has been pleased on bis body during life and bis soul after death by the grasping band of Avarice. No measure has ever been urged more pertinaciously nor with more in famous double-dealing and duplicity, than this very scheme to establish a caste of wealth, a wide line of demark ation between the salaries and piled up accretions of wealth and the wages and poverty of labor. The insane lust for distinction is shown by the attempt of those who have become rich to bar ter wealth for foreign titles, to use it as a stepping stone to position and rank that are prohibited by our na tional constitution. Is it not time to awaken, or are we casting into oblivion those principles which were the inspiration of our free form of government? CALVE, the great prima donna, like many other people of genius and tal ent, is a crank. In New York lately in one of her concerts she cut the pro gramme short, without reason, merely through caprice. Her manager, Con raid, promptly fined the cantatrice and donated the amount withheld from salary to charity. This angered Calve, and she announced her determination and method for revenge. " Vat," said the fair lady, " Herr Conreid fine me; Herr Conreid dock me—Calve! Oh no, zat von't do. I gets even. I egg him. I put twelve egg, in bees hat and I squeeze ze egg so," and she brought her tiny hand down on the imaginary cbapeau of her obdurate manager. But what can he do to tame the termagant? Absolutely nothing. THE Olympian says it did not mean the Reaney fiasco in theatrical mat ters that it used to point a moral, a few days ago, but "a young gentle man why attempted to make a one night stand flourish and then folded bis tent and stole away." Ah, indeed I Then the article had still less founda tion than we gave it, and the question very naturally arises, what was such a meaningless or misleading article written for? THE automatic piano and organ player is now supplemented by a de vice to produce the grandest of compo sitions in an artistic manner on as bumble an instrument as a zither. A tune cylinder is placed on a revolving shaft actuated by an electric motor, and the location of pins on the cylin der controlling the hammers produce the tune. Like all other automatic musicians, there is no limit to its per formances. j THE five-million-dollar residence of Senator Clark, in New York, is built of granite from a quarry in North Jay, Maine, owned by the Senator; all the bronze is from the foundry of the Henry-Bonard Company, owned by him, and the marble and hardwood are also from his own works, at Ra venswood, Long Island. I THK OBJECT OF THE HARRIMAN COS- j ii;srios.—The press dispatches have! given very little information as to the exact object of a contention between Harriman and Hill regarding distribu tion of the Northern Securities stock. The real point involved was that Mr.! Hill having announced a plan where- ! by holders would receive part of Great Northern and part of Northern Pacific stock in return for their merger stock. Harriman objected, and wanted all his compensation in Northern Pacific, which was his original contribution,' and that would have given him con trol of the road, whereas by the Hill plan, which is the method of procedure adopted by the Northern Securities, he and his a-sociates would he and j are minority stockholders in both roads. To prevent this Harriman [ sought to interpose in the case of the government before the court of Ap peals, charged with execution of the decree of the Supreme Court, and the I right to iutervene has been denied.! The court holds that the procedure' adopted is not in violation of the de cree, and no one but the United States can appeal. The Supreme Court as sumed when it issued the decree that the stockholders of the Securities company " would be able and disposed to make a disposition of the stock which, under all the circumstances of the case would be fair and just." It holds that any controversy would properly form the subject matter of an independent suit between the parties immediately interested. THE PUBLIC MUST WAIT IN SETTLING GRAVE MATTERS OF STATE. —One of the money kings the other day disar ranged all the New England railroad schedules to reach Judge Parker and secure his assent to certain conditions before imposing instruction of New York delegates to the National Con vention for him. The object was to secure the interview without publicity, but the disarrangement of business was so great as to call forth a might; protest and led to close investigation of the cause of such unusual suspen sion and delay of service. It was not ed incidentally that Dave Hill was a party to the meeting. August Bel mont was the conspirator who left Washington on the mission of discov ery, who, with Cleveland, is the mov ing spirit in the canvass for Judge Par ker. ONE MAN POWER. —What won't the Republican party do in the way of establishing unusual precedent? The other day the King County Conven tion gave Sam H. Piles authority to name the full list of 115 delegates to the State Convention, and has been given all the time he requires up to the date of the convention, to fix up the list to his liking. There is only one other instance of surrender of rights of the people and party to one man, that we recall in our State his tory, and that was when the Republi cans of Thurston county, many years ago, took a recess and sent out a com mittee to ask Judge Robinson to make up the list. The action at tbat time met with heated protest and several delegates left the convention in dis gust over such a subservient act. LITTLE Helen Beach, of Bayonne, N. Y., lately aaked President Roosevelt bow a little girl, like herself, should salute the American flag, and the great repository of all good and per fect gifts acknowledged he did not know how such a simple act should be performed, although there is no rea son why it should be different from the salute taught in all modern public schools to boys. The gesture is thus described by the N. Y. World: " Stand ing at attention, raise and carry the right hand smartly to a point above the right eye, thumb and finger ex tended and joined, band at an angle of 45 degrees. Drop the hand smartly to the side." MK. Langridge requests us to cor rect a typographical error in his com munication of last week. In place of saying that the South Bay and the adjoining road districts have for some years been voting " from 2 to 10 mill taxes" for road purposes, it should have read " from 8 to 10 mills." While the compositor may have been some what to blame, we cannot help think ing that our correspondence chirog raphy might be somewhat improved by use of a typewriter. IT seems that nearly all of Judge Parker's prestige obtained by silence is overcome by the World?* zeal in show ing him to be a corporation-goldbug, by quoting his decisions, to make him solid with Wall street. It is another case justifying the exclamation, "Ob save me from my damphool friends!" The Sun, another trust paper, is pur suing the same cut-throat policy. THE President intends to send the yacht Mayflower abroad to keep her from being an ever present reminder of unpleasant criticisms of official os tentation. She will be recalled, how ever, if Mr. Roosevelt is successful, and then the command will ring out stalwart and clear, "On with the dance; let joy be unconfined!" IT is stated on authority of the N. Y. World that our pension system, without the Roosevelt appropriation by edict, will amount to as much it would cost to pay SIOO a year to every man in the United United States over sixty-five years of age. ONE would think, from Judge Park er s persistence in " sawing wood," that he would make a good platform builder. As silence is golden, how ever, we can very readily infer from it what would be the leading plank. CALIFORNIA has been accorded the largest space of any single State in the Palace of Agriculture at the St. Louis Fair. BY HIS OWN WORDS IS HE CON DEMNED. —It is peculiarly unfortunate for a candidate for the Presidency to have unbosomed himself in confidence to the public, in enduring print bound in vellum, as did Theodore Roosevelt in the exuberance of his literary aspir ation, many years ago. Representa tive Kitchin, of North Carolina, in reviewing the salient points of charac ter of Mr. Roosevelt, the other day in the House, called attention to the fact that he had declared, in one of his publications that there was a " streak of brutal barbarism running through Southern character," and that he had once styled the members of Congress a " herd of cattle." He pictured Pres ident Roosevelt, in such graphic lan guage as this: "An ant-hill taking the place of a mountain, an owl's screech taking the place of the tomb's symphonies, and to the minnow taking the place of the whale." He openly charged President Roosevelt with be ing an advocate of lynch law, and quoted from one of his books to sus tain his assertion. He charged that Roosevelt as a candidate for Vice Pres ident was distasteful to Mr. McKinley, and that as Vice President he was hu miliated by the friends of McKinley. Col. Kitcbin seems to delight in the fact that his adversary hath written a book, which he fulfills the words of Job by taking upon bis shoulder and wearing as a crown. RIDKER STREET PAVIXO. —An ex periment lias been made in London of rubber for public roadways, and is found to be tbe ideal paving for cities, but it will probably be prohibitive from its great expense—a square yard costing at the lowest estimate, fifteen dollars. It was laid under the arch way at Buckingham Palace, and on other private streets in the world's great metropolis. The rubber road way, considered on the line of dura bility, would be, in the long run, the cheapest, for it is practically inde structible, as is shown by a test made in Philadelphia many years ago. The cement pavement, laid at the same time has had to be renewed every two years, but the rubber pavement, after ten years of hard service, is prac tically good as new. Rubber roads are likewise sanitary, clean and water proof, and the owners of horses will be saved the expeuse of shoeing their mounts or drives. A MODEL LOAN ASSOCIATION. —An organization known as The Progres sive Investment Association, incorpor ated under the laws of California, at Sacramento, possesses some unique peculiarities wholly its own. The as sociation had its origin in a barber shop, where it still transacts its busi ness without paying any rent, is man aged by directors who receive no pay and serve without bonds, and its mem bership has been confined to colored men. But one loss has been sustained, during its existence of sixteen years; a loan of $25 was canceled after the member had shown that he was un able to pay and had paid more than the principal in interest. The present assets amount to over $30,000, and the first series of shares, maturing in six years, paid SIOO on each $75 invested or paid in. The plan is to loan small amounts, on short time, at a high rate of interest, somewhat on the style of Mine Uncle of the Three Balls. THE Recorder of Monday excepts to the Oregonian's exploiting the pos sibilities, if not probability, of Dottle myre's point becoming a terminal point for the Harriman system of railroads. Why it should object to moderate display lines of expression while it has made the most trivial of local occurrences and sometimes of doubtful foundation, the basis for gigantic headlines, is beyond mortal ken, unless it be because the " hot air" it alludes to does not emanate from its own galley-pipe. There is one notable fact connected with the Ore gonian's opinion, however; it received respectful consideration and all copies of that issue at the news stands were speedily sold, which could not have happened without confidence in and respect for tbe paper advancing it. OF all the dazzling retinues that has ever graced our National Capital, that of Pu Lun, heir to the Chinese throne, is said to eclipse in bold coloring, though quite small in numbers. The principal hue was, of course, yellow— crome yellow, as yellow as crome can be—peacock feathers pendant with three eyes, and a gorgeous sunburst on bis breast, emblematic of the order of the Risiog Sun. The Prince was offi cially welcomed to this country by Col. Symonds, aid to the President. He came in the capacity of Commis sioner to tbe World's Fair, and was accompanied by ten court attaches, all attired in brilliant yellow. The N. Y. World, tees in the Presi dential edict extending pensions to a class that Congress after much con sideration bad not yet included in the bounty list, a much more decided ob jection than its want of legality, and that is its indelicacy. It was, under the circumstances, considering possi ble effect upon pivotal Stales, so want ing in good tnste snd utterly selfish, as to be unworthy of a man aspiring to be Chief Magistrate of the Great Re public. ROOSEVELT is of German origin and properly pronounced Ro ze velt, with the accent on the first syllable. It means field of roses, and is in striking similitude to Rosenthal, which means valley of roses. SENATOR Hill can change his slogan from " 1 am a Democrat," to " I am the Democrat." Hill certainly seems to be the whole thing now.— Ex. Yes, a veritable Mountain of De spair. CLEARLY STATED. —An exchange, stalwart Republican in sentiment, un wittingly—or it may be with malice aforethought and intentionally—states in defining Bryan's position and that of the Cleveland bolters to be in about this shape. The latter as " reorgan izes," have no ground to stand upon. They are in fact Republicans. They believe with the Republicans on fin nance; many of them belong to the trusts and have aristocratic notions on matters of capital domination. But they will have to serve probationary time before being admitted to the charmed circle of theoilice-holding oli garchy—hence their attempt to subor dinate the old party lo their will and subject it to their own imperious rule. The Cleveland-Hill Democracy have no standing ground at all, if they don't shove the Republicans oil' their own platform, and they are afraid to do that while the Western Democrats and Populists are looking. Bryan and his followers very naturally and conscien tiously line up against everything Re publican. There is a great deal of truth in this manner of expressing the situation, and be it noted there is more respect shown for the acknowl edged foe than the masipieraders. A FOOLISH STBJECT OF WAGER.— —Of all Ihe foolish propositions for betting is that of Tacoma Tiger Base Ball team, to wager the name of Mount Rainier on a week's series of games to be played with the Seattle team. If the Tigers win, Seattle is to forever call the mountain Tacoma, and if they lose it is to be called by every man, woman and child in Tacoma by its original name of Raioier. This re minds one that Satan once took the Son of Righteousness on the very top of a high mountain and ofTered to give it and the valleys below to him, if he would ODly acknowledge him as king. Satan had about as valid a title to mount and laud as the Tigers have to Mount Rainier. His proposition was declined as we have no doubt the Ta coma proposition will be. The ft.ct is, very few people outside of that little city know that they have attempted to chaDge its name. The Northern Pa cific Railway Co., Tacoina's sponsor, don't know it, and Uncle Sam closes one eye whenever he it asked to arbi trate the matter to promote the sale of Tacoma town-lots. FORMER HUSHAND OE MRS. BOTKIX DlES. —Welcome A. Botkin, once the husband of Cordelia A. Botkin, the woman who was twice convicted of murder of Mrs. Dunning by poisoned candy, died last week in a San Fran cisco lodging-house, aged 69 years. On her first conviction, Botkin ob tained a divorce, but it seems a recon ciliation had been effected, and he placed much hope on an acquittal on the second trial and had this been the result they would probably have re married. Disappointment may have had something to do with his death, but it was attributed to heart disease. His death was sudden. He was at tacked with cramps about midnight, and took a simple remedy and was found dead in his bed the next morn ing. Considerable interest is felt in the tragic incidents of the life of this family the past few years, as they once—in 18901—resided in this city, deceased opening a wholesale liquor house in the west salesroom of the theater, which was afterwards trans ferred to part of tlieTalcott stand on Main street. TIIE " JI IMJK" RETURNS IN TRIUMPH. —Allen Weir and wife who have spent the winter in the East, returned by Wednesday evening's train. Oly says that, as usual in good stories, virtue triumphed in his contest with a con fidence man named Sniffin, who sold him a gold brick in financing the bonds of the Natchez Logging <fc Rail way Co.; that he made him disgorge the money appropriated, with interest, made him pay expenses of his trip and detention iu New York and $3,500 attorney's fee, and literally rode on bis neck all over the court room—still the palpable fact remains that he had been " done for" by a man with the danger-light name of Sniffin. If he can do as well in prosecution and set tlement of damages of that nature right along, it surely offers induce ment for a steady pursuit. PRESIDENT Roosevelt's uncle, Robt. H. Roosevelt, of New York, has de clined to be a Presidential elector on the Democratic ticket, although in full sympathy with his party, on ac count of sentimental feeling. He states in a letter to the committee that while he differs with the President and his policy on fundamental and general principles, he admires him personally, and family considerations would make it highly improper for him to take any part in tbe approaching national canvass against him. 1 " CRA ZY SNAKE," chief of the Creek ! Indians, known also as the Snakes, has buried his tommyhawk and sent word to the Big Chief at Washington that he is prepared to sign a treaty of per petual peace with his white brother. This tribe has been turbulent at times since the Creek war of 1898. This act will probably settle permanently a spirit of discord that has prevailed since aboriginal times. VISITORS at the St. Louis " Midway," (called " Pike" to distinguish it from the most attractive feature of other great shows, which has fallen under ban) may see all the attractions, two miles in length, for about S2O. At Chicago, the twenty-five attractions cost patrons $35; but then they are supposed to have been that much in advance of the Pike 6hows. CAMTORIA. Stars tbt Tilt Kind You Han Always BuagM ! MUCH LEFT UNDONE. CONGRESS TAKES PRECIPITATE LY TO THE WOODS. The Dalzell and Cockran War of Words De lays Adjournment for a Time—lt Had to Wait Likewise for a Passage at Arms Be tween Littlefield and Williams American Newspaper Publishers' Association Ask for Prosecutfon of the Paper Trust Countess Cassini Shows Bad Policy Democrats Se cure Report of Resolutions of Inquiry, (from our regular correspondent. WASHINGTON, I>. C , April 2K. Congress will make a precipitate ad journment at noon to day, and rush home leaving scores of most important measures clamoring for attention. This hurried dispersion is very gratify ing to Republicans, for it enables them to avoid committing themselves con cerning much legislation which the country sorely needs. Not a bill lias been passed in the interest of the la boring man, but with half a dozen bills on the calendar for an eight-hour law and for an anti-injunction law, Congress found time during the very last hours to pass a bill for the benefit of the shipping trust, prohibiting the transportation of government freights in any but vessels owned in the United States. A momentary obstacle to adjourn ment arose in the war of words be tween Dalzell, (Rep ), Pa., and Bourke Cockran, (Dem.), N. Y. Dalzell, dur ing his Congressional service of thirty six years, lias earned the reputation of a master of bitter invective and reck less speech. Being sixty years old, he has lost some of the more lurid q ali ties but still possesses the ability o fire up in season and out of season. He is a small man, spectacled, some what gray, somewhat bald, strident and snarling of speech. Cockran is ten years younger, fifty pounds heav ier, nearly smooth of face, surmounted with an ample shock of hair. When he came into the house thirteen years ago, he irresistibly suggested the Fat Buy in Pickwick. But be has out grown that classical resemblance and is now a very large and stalwart man with an Irishman's blue eye, instau taneous wi», easy wrath and tongue hung lightly in the middle. For the benefit of John Dalzell, of Pittsburg, 1 bope that his controversy with this angry giant will be wholly a verbal one. Dalzell is a ready talker, but Cockran is a high-class orator whose volcanic eloquence moves alike friends and en emies. Yesterday was distinguished by an oratorical wind-up of the stump speeches which have echoed through tlie Capitol for the last month. The galleries were crowded for seven hours with some thousands of people who did not stir from their seats. The principal actors were Littlefield of Maine and John Sharp Williams, the leader of the minority in the House. The Republicans made a faut pas in putting forward Littlefield as their champion. He is an entertaining, scholarly and forcible speaker, but is such an independent thinker that he has opposed the Republican adminis tration in its imperialistic policy and therefore was easily embarrassed by questions with which the versatile op position plied him. He asked the leading Democrats,one by one, wheth er they endorsed what he called the free-trade speech of Mr. Cockran, and when they declined to answer categor ically, he raised a huge Republican guffaw at their expense. When Wil liams took the floor he turned the laugh and applause very completely by asking Messrs. Grosvenor, Payne, Dalzell tt al. if they endorsed what Mr. Littlefield had just admitted—that he would repeal all trust-breeding tariffs and all tariffs which enabled a manu facturer to sell his goods cheaper abroad than in America. "Answer, yes or no," he shouted, to their great confusion ahd discomfiture. Mr. Wil liams said that tariff created prosperity about as much as a dam created the current in the river. It was a masterly effort and it received unbounded ap plause. A committee of the American News paper Publishers' Association appealed personally to tbe Attorney General yesterday asking him to prosecute the paper trust. They explaiued the in jurious extortions of which the trust is guilty and backed it up by a vigorous plea for newspaper publishers. Mr. Knox said he " would see," and " smil ing put the question by." If the oracles assured the Countess Cassini, daughter of the Russian Am bassador, that sbe should have pleasant days on Tuesday and yesterday for her lawn festival in behalf of the Russian Red Cross, they certainly deceived her, for a cold and drizzling rain was kept up most of the time for forty-eight hours. The lawns were in a bad con dition and umbrellas were little help. To cap the discomforts, the arrange ments were not good. Many people braved the storm because they be lieved thut a wanton war had been made on Russia at the instigation of England, and they wanted to back their sympathies with their money. But at the portals of the only resi dence on the great lawn, where they had been assured of hospitality, they were brusquely repelled as carriage load after carriage load drove up, and informed that it was a private house and they must stand out in the wet. By this foolish mismanagement a good deal of money was lost to the fund. There were attractive booths in the rain into which visitors huddled from the cold, where they obtained violets and beautiful vaudeville novelties and pneumonia, rare exotica and rheuma tism. The Weather Bureau certainly failed to obey the President's injunc tion of "strict neutrality." The Democrats in the House won a victory of some importance on Tues day in securing the adoption of the minority leader's two resolutions; one asking whether the Attorney General had prosecuted the coal trust and the other whether he had brought crimi nal prosecutions against the conspira tors of the Northern Securities merger. These resolutions were a month ago flippantly tossed to the Judiciary Committee with tbe understanding that they would never be reported, but would perish there; but the Democrats on the committee outnumbered the Republicans present one morning and reported tbe resolutions to the House, win re the Republicans adopted them as the choice of two evils rather than have it go forth that they had defeated all investigations. DEM. : THE St. Ixuis Fair has the finest playgrounds for children in the world. It has room for 1,000 children at play at one time. Their romps will be groomed by kindergarten rules. Tlic Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has heen In use for over ,'iO years, has borne the signature of -V? and lias been made under his per , sonal supervision since its infancy. &ryjr t Allow 110 one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trille with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment* What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, 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 Fevcrishncss. 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—The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. TMC CCNTftUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STRUCT. NEW YORR CITY. Skirts and Suits Another big lot of Skirts and Suits, in wash and dress effects, have arrived here. In our suit department on second Hoor we have on sale a great assortment of SHIRT WAIST SL ITS, WASH SKIIITS DRESS SUITS, SILK COATS, ETC., for the present season. Our offerings in these lines will be found to be from 25 per cent, to 40 per cent, below anything shown elsewhere in the same grades of goods. The reason of this underprice selling is because most of these gar ments are samples purchased at a trade discount of 00 per cent, below wholesale prices, and you are getting the benefit of these underbought garments buying of us. There is another advantage in buying a sam ple suit, which is this: No two suits or skirts being alike you are get ting an exclusive style garment like no one else can have, besides get ting a better made and finished garment than the regular stock, be cause samples are always made with better care than regular stock. AS TO THE PRICE We w ill give you an idea how cheap these goods are marked by asking you to inspect the few garments on display in our corner show win dow. You will find excellent skirts at 75c, #sc, SI.OO, $1.23, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, in the wash effects. In Press Walking Skirts there are some wonderful bargains at $2.75, $3.00, $3.50, $3.75, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00, $5.65, $6.00. In Silk_Skirts,_voile effects and wire cloth full dress effects, our offer ings at $7.50, S'J.SO, $12.50, will be found surprising values. Ladies' Wash Shirt Waist Suits, at $1.50, $2.00, $2.33, $2.50, $2.75, $3.00, s3.;>o, $4.00 and $5.00, will be found convincing proof what bar gains really should be. In Dress Suits our offerings at SIO.OO. $12.50, $15.00, sl7 50 and $20.00 will lie appreciated on sight. SILK COATS FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN Can be bought from us for less than they cost to make. We are a little overstocked on this class of merchandise and desire to reduce stock. In this assortment there are aliout 50 children's coats in black champagne. white and cream effects marked below your lowest guess. Mum Mercantile Co. >"»♦>♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ $ ♦ $ f ++s ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ > WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES i OF ALL KINDS .... Wall Paper STATIONERY, ETC., ETC. M. O'CONNOR'S 508 Main Street, Olympia. Why pay transportation on ycur cream to Seattle when you get Seattle prices at the CAPITAL CITY CUf OLYMPIA? Be considerate, be neighborly and be come loyal to your home institutions. Hazen Maynard, owner of the Capital Creameries maintains at Olympia a branch agency for the ■Deiavei Dairy Supply House, PORTLAND OREGON.