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Poor Kussia.
liu-sia, now torn by discord and
diss- ilsiou at home, is i tl the throes of
revolution, the inevitable result of
the persistent and continuous cruel
ties of a despot. The Oar's soldiers
have shot down rebellious strikers, on
the streets of Moscow, the ancient
capital, and at St. Petersburg crowds
of revolutionists continually patrol
the streets, and tie- whole country is
übla.e with the spirit of war, appar
ently ready for a preconcerted move
ment against the government.
The beginning of the eud was in the
Cos.-acks fixing apon a mob in St.
Petersburg, Sunday, which converted
a peaceful movement lor some con
cessions to labor into a bloody riot,
and made revolutionists of many who
had up to that timo been loyal to the
t'zar. The issue now seems to de
pend largely upon the way the soldiers
feci towards the Kmperor and the de
gree of support they may accord in
allaying a riot of such huge propor
tions. It will require the most stead
fast loyalty to uphold the preseut
dynasty. There may bo some doubt
of this, front the fact that while firing
a salute during a religious festival,
this week, a charge of grapesliot passed
through a church in which the im
perial family were engaged in the
solemn rites, and it is probably owing
to imperfect range that some if not all
tlio family were not killed. With the
soldiery thus uncertain, much weight
is added to the gravity of the situation.
But if successful in overcoming the
present turmoil, what next? It is
safe to say that the government can
not again be placed upon the auto
cratic plane so long maintained by
Emperor Nicholas II and his prede
cessors. Nor can revolution, if suc
cessful, imbue a people so long under
absolute despotism, with the leader
ship or comprehension of principles
necessary for a free republic.
But there will doubtless be some
concessions to individual rights, and
the tyrannical course which lias bred
nihilism, may be supplanted by an
effort at conciliation. Already we see,
in the Czar's proclamations, a disposi
tion to meet the laborers more than
hall way. He promises shorter days
of labor; protection from such disturb
ing influences, as while " loudly preach
ing liberty, understand it only as tbe
right for using forcible means forkeejj
iug laborers from returning to their
employment"; workingmen's insur
ance is promised to secure them from
ills of disablement or sickness; free
dom of speech and right of petition is
promised, as well as careful consider
ation of all causes of discontent. In
return for this, all that is asked is a
return to regular pursuits and loyalty
to the government.
If the Czar would only supplement
bis proclamation with a proposition to
■upplant bis absolutism by a limited
or constitutional monarchy, possessing
some of tbe elasticity of popular con
trol and much of tbe rigidity of the
monarchy to steer it" through tbe
rocky and tortuous channel, possi
bly to an absolutely free government, it
will give great promise of success.
Freedom is tbe result of evolution un
der favorable conditions, and a protec
tion of the rights of the people is
about all that is needed to foster iti
into vigorous growth.
Never have the horrors of war been
more fully exemplified than in the past
eleven monlhs's strife in the Orient,
and it seems strange that the principal
sufferer is the very monarch who, sev
eral years ago, suggested a plan of uni
versal and perpetual peace, by national
disamament and an international court
of arbitration. Was it a knowledge of
the powder-mine upon which he was
standing, or was it due to that better
impulse of human nature, sometimes
discernable in the most improbable
places, that prompted this hallowed
suggestion? If the former, his present
course is the logical oue for him to
pursue; a stoop to conquer, as it were,
whose degree of sincerity may be based
upon policy, and may result of riveting
the chances firmly as before. Sov
erigns are forgetful, as history has
proven, and the temper and tone of
tbe individual, be he prince or pauper,
is often determined by the food be
eats and the water he drinks. If, on
the other hand, he is sincere, now
would be a good time to put into
effect his plans for peace, as he will not
have to disarm to any great extent,
and tbe Peace Congress will receive
ample training in settlement of inter
national questions by the labor thrust
upon them for his own protection and
MOVED.—A surgical operation was per
formed on Thomas A. Edison, the
great inventor, at Jerome, near Or
ange, N. Y., Tuesday. It was for a
mastoid abscess, a conical protuber
ance behind bis ear, very close to the
brain. He had been suffering severely
for a week or more, but as it failed to
respond to other treatment, the knife
was reluctantly brought into use. The
operation required more than two
* hours. Mr. Edison, who is 57 years of
age, possesses much vitality, remaining
up and about wntil a few hours before
the operation began.
THE temperature was twenty-two
degrees below zero, at Selina, Kansas,
last week, and approximately at that
figure all over the State, the coldest
record in the past five years.
WITH the proposed official salary
rolls and pension lists, there is a pros
pect of the wage-earner passiug still
farther away from bis evanescent job.
That Grand " Opery" Co
Tin' people were agiin humbugged
Saturday night, t y the presentation at
high prices, and hv subscription, in
Olympia Theater, of a so-called grand
opera company, in " Carmen,'' "11
Trovatore" and other standard musical
dramas of r«'Cogni/ed excellence, by
the " Mantelli" Co. That organi/.ation
was harilly rcpsmrible, however, for it
did not claim in its announcements to
present anything more than selections
from those operas. It did not profess
to have either chorus or orchestra, or
c\rn principals for a full cast, essen
tials a« important for rendition of
grand opera as capable singers and
good actors in the leading roles. The
loral manager should have seen that
i fact at a glance, but as " all is fish that
comes to his net," it is but natural
that he should catch a "chub" or
" porgec" occasionally and shout that
he has hooked ft whale. Then the
press are to blame for publishing the
" machine" notices supplied so liher
all by the adveuce agent, and the pub
lic should at least study such facts as
arc evident before submitting to such
extortion and injustice.
If the daily papers would ouly exer
cise a little " common," and tell the
public what they might expect, they
would be performing a service of far
more importance than yielding up
columns to dull and vapid " sassiety"
The name of Mantelli does not ap
pear in any list of American or foreign
actresses of eminence we have at hand
and they have been corrected and com
piled up to the present year.
The Olympian of Sunday, iu com
menting upon " the great Mantelli,"
says that " she may have been able to
sing some time during her long career
on the stage, but she certainly showed
no evidences of it last night," and that
Wheatlv, her support, "has a range of
about three notes, and above and below
those notes he is [in the air, or] in
deep water, "His stage appearance,"
it declares, " resembles that of a deck
hand," which leads one to infer that
he would probably, from this qualifica
tion alone, make a more acceptable
" Dick Dead eye," in a strolling " Pina
fore" company.
GONE DAYS. —Oh what a difference the
same word may mean in divers
tongues! For instance, take the word
" Cullus." It means, according to our
best dictionaries, " A state of relig
ious, etherical or esthetic develop
ment," and " A system of religious
belief and worship;" either of which
convoys as idea of something sacred.
Now take it in the classic Chinook,
according to Dr. McLaughlin, a Hud
son Bay Company's factor, fifty years
ago. Cultus defined by him, as an
adjective, meant " Low, depraved
mean, worthless, bad, treacherous,
double-dealing, infamous, scoundrelly,
thieving, dirty, debased, lazy, thought
less, shiftless, or anything else that
is superlatively bad, and wbich the
usually expressive English vocabulary
fails to cover in all its amplitude. To
call a human being cultus was to place
upon hint the brand uf Cain. Just
point tbe slow uomoving finger of
scorn at any poor human being, and
utter with heavy-villain emphasis,
hyas cultus, and he is (or was in the
olden days) done for, both for time
and eternity.
—Much better than giving libraries
with strings attached, is a use found
by Mr. Carnegie for some of his sur
plus wealth at Oberlio, Ohio, last week.
The Citizens' National Bank failed,
containing deposits of students of
Oberlin college and many persona of
small means, involving much and
wide-spread hardship. A draft cover
ing all these losses has been received
by President King of the college and
the money will be distributed by a
commission. Tbe students alone bad
915,000 in the bank.
lower branch of Congress passed 459
pension bills in 108 minutes, on the
14th inst., which breaks all previous
records except that made by the Presi
dent a few months ago, when by exec
utive order he placed on the roll all
survivors of the war over 62 years of
age. There is scarcely a doubt but
that some unworthy claims crept in
under the " unanimous consent" plan
of expediting business. They were
ground out, in this instance, at about
fourteen seconds per bill, or over four
each minute.
WELL, well; don't it surprise you
that ex Governor Mcßride should line
up with Sweeny. It occasions no
more dismay, however, than his hold
ing counsel with lobbyist Stevenson,
just after the nomination of Mead,
and his reconciliation with B. D.
Crocker, about three weeks ago, his
hitherto political and personal enemy,
through the powerful influence excited
by the Sweeny combine. It is quite
evident that "Mac" intends to get
even with the party for turning him
| down.
IT is said that the many projects
under contemplation to generate elec
trical energy from Niagara's stupen
dous water-power will aggregate a
million horse-power thus transmitted
to keep the wheels of industry in
IT seems to us that if the parsons
cannot keep malefactors from breaking
into the Fenitentiary by preaching
and precept, that they will find it a
still harder task to pray them out or
keep them out when they are " re
THE ship Carleton, says the Ameri
can, has been aground at Bellingham
a month during stormy weather, and
is yet not much the worse from the
dashing waves.
Public Duty and Self-Interest.
The Assessors' biennial meetings, to
ndvi-e the Legislature regarding their
duties in making laws for collection
of revenue, was undoubtedly a move
in the right direction, but like all
other good things, seems to have been
liable to abuse. When the chief en
deavor seems to be to frame the laws
so as to secure an increase of salary, a
question at once arises as to the sin
cerity and desire for public welfare
that may underlie the movement.
This week, we have the Sheriffs and
the Auditors of the State in session.
The Legislative; committee of the
former have present; tl a recommenda
tion that the law he changed so as to
permit papers to be served only by
Sheriffs or their deputies. This may
; ho all right for other reasons, hut it
seems to he a squint in the same di
rection as the Assessors' chief recom
mendation. The Auditors likewise
want a different classification as to
salaries, some they claimed are too
low, others (by inference) 100 high;
hut it is hardly probable that the high
j man made a pilgrimage to this party
: Mecca to have his salary reduced. As
said before, the object is good enough
for such gatherings, hut the frail side
of humanity generally predominates
and selfishness subordinates what pro
per motive may have prompted the
It will l<e borne in mind that visits
of mail carriers, in person and by dele
gation, to the national capital, ostensi
bly to suggest postal improvements,
became such an evil that it bad to be
suppressed by imperative order of Pres
ident Roosevelt, for tbe reason that
every suggestion, in some way, was
intended to make pay better, holidays
more numerous, or prospect of an
ultimate pension more certain. While
we do not charge the majority of our
county officers with being controlled
by such motives, we fear that the lead
ing spirit is often diverted almost im
perceptibly from that true line which
parallels the higher plane of public
returns Thomas H. Carter, President
of the St. Louis World's Fair Commit
tee to tbe U. S. Senate; Nebraska Re
publicans elect Elmer J. Burkett; Ne
vada sends George S. Nixon, New
York Depew; Indiana, Beveridge, to
succeed himself, Represcntatfvs Barnes
Henienway to succeed Chas. W. Fair
banks, elected Vice President; Moses
Clapp has been returned by the Min
nesota Legislature, Philander C. Knox
from Pennsylvania, Heury C. Lodge
and W. Murray Crane from Massachu
setts, Julius C. Burrows from Michigan,
Nelson W. Aldrich by Rhode Island,
P. J. McCumber by North Dakota,
Eugene Hale by Maine, George Suth
erland by Utah, and New Jersey has
unanimously selected Senator Kean to
succeed himself. Gov. La Follette
was elected Senator from .Wisconsin
—The well-known steamer George W.
Elder, which has plied on the Port
land-San Francisco route about a
third of a century, was wrecked on
the Columbia river, near Goble, Satur
day night, by running on a qunken
rock, tearing a large hole in her hull.
Efforts to get a tarpaulin over it to
enable pumping water to float her off'
have proved unavailing, and as the
water near the ledge is 96 feet deep,
her fate seems sealed. Most of the
cargo had been removed to Portland
and the doomed ship turned over to
the underwriters, her owners prefer
ring' to accept the insuranco rather
than to take chances of raising the
ship from her perilous position. The
steamer Costa Rica has been placed on
her run.
RIAGE.—Tbe Missouri Legislature is
considering a bill requiring parties
when applying for a license to wed to
submit certificates of health from a
County Board of Examiners and it
will probably pass. It is made the duty
of this board to examine each applicant
as to bis or her sanity and freedom from
epilepsy and dangerous infectious dis
eases. Any applicants found to have
any of these diseases shall be denied
such certificate. The Kansas Legis
lature is considering an act making
marriages for a limited period, by con
tract, legal. Verily, we live in an age
of progress.
OF FAME.— The first statue of a wo
man to go into Statuary llsll, at the
National Capitol, is a gift of the State
of Illinois, and is a figure of Frances
E. Willard,founder of the W. C. T. U.
and prcmotor of reforms in which her
sex were specially interested. Each
State has the privilege of placing two
statues in Statuary Hall of persons
intimately connected with its history.
Illinois selects Miss Willard for one
choice. The only other gowned figure
in the whole round of statues, so far,
in that classic assemblage, is that of
Father Marquette.
MAKlNG. —Governor Chamberlain, of
Oregon, has taken very firm and sen
sible grounds against the frequent use
of the emergency clause in legislation,
and-his objections apply as well here
as in the law-making for our sister
State. He says that in nine instances
out of ten, there is no necessity for
haste. Oregon's executive declares
that he will refuse to give his assent to
any measure containing an emergency
clause unless it is clearly apparent
that the emergency is " immediate''
within the letter and spirit of the law.
THE automobile record was lately
lowered to 37 seconds per mile, and L.
A. Laßocbe is building a machine still
more powerful that he expects to run
200 miles per hour, between New York
and Philadelphia.
T.\KK CAHK, GOV. MEAL.—A golden
opportunity is afforded yoti to in some
degree, at least, curb tbe eaturnalia ot
extravagance which seems to permeate
the present Legislature. The law
maker- are not the only ones to " stand
in" with, though apparently elected by
the people. You must be aware that
quite a slump from the conservative
vote was cast for you, under the im
pression that Justice instead of Party
ism would rule. The economic ad
ministration of Gov. Mcßride won
him many friends among the common
people, and it almost convinced them
that a party might possibly be fair
with those upon whose shoulders the
costs of government fall with the
greatest weight, the tax-payer wage
learner. The passage of the extrav
agant appropriation bills of tbe last
| Legislature, so nobly met by veto
|of your predecessor, required nerve,
but it was sufficient for the occasion.
Tbe appointmeut of the Fair Commis
sion exclusively from the Legislature,
is likely, Governor, to promote unfa
vorable criticism, as an effort to curry
favor with a co-ordinate branch of the
State service. Your shoulders may he
broad, and you may he fully advised as
to your policy; but still, we trust, you
will not consider it impertinent for a
well-wisher to give this little pull at
your coat-sleeve.
sumption it is for Oregon, with less
population and less wealth than our
State, to insist upon having a finger
continually in our political pie! Two
years ago, that State foisted upon us,
with the assistance of "bar'l" influ
ence, an U. S. Senator who would
hardly have been successful without
the aid of the Orcgonian and other
influential forces of that common
wealth, and now Sweeny is another
"bob" on Oregon's political kite,
which is dangling over the Washington
capitol, with wires intended to carry
the proper " influence" at the right
time to the " bar'l" that has proven
such a enccessful adjunct to Senatorial
aspirations. It looks, however, as if
the work of the manipulators is too
" raw" for successful result at this
time. Ankcny had, at least, some
redeeming traits of personality to mod
ify the sordid view now so prominently
presented, and it is thought that Ore
gon's mercenary support will prove
rather a handicap than an aid to
Sweeuey's aspirations.
CONTROL IT. —A ruling bus been ob
tained from the Postal Department at
Washington which is of interest to
every community where frte rural de
livery is in force, and that is that no
mail matter can be placed in a box for
its owner except by the duly accredit
ed mail carrier. The case submitted
was as follows: A local carrier found
in a mail box on his route two letters
that were intended for the owner of
tho box and had been put there by
some ono passing. The letters were
confiscated and sent to the Gnvorn
raent at Washington, with a request
for a ruling. The Government ap
proved the action of the carrier and
said that all mail found in any box
without stamps or the proper amount
of money for postage must be collected
and taken to the postoffice from which
the route is operated and held for post
age. The ruling means that tbe owner
of tbe mail box has absolutely so con
trol over it.
and middle Western States have had
auotber siege ol severe weather. A
40-mile gale and heavy snow storm
were reported Wednesday in New
York. Traffic was for a time wholly
suspended. Conditions are said to
have been worse than during the noted
storm of 1888. The "cold spell" re
ported in Kansas, has extended over
all the States East of the Uocky moun
tains, and zero weather, or worse, is
reported everywhere. Shipping has
been tied up on the Atlantic seaboard,
and many transocean steamers were
beating about wailing a favorable op
portunity to enter port. Three schoon
ers were blowu ashore in Hampton
Roads, usually considered a safe har
bor. Some of the crews were drowned.
Other marine disasters are reported.
Rogers, an Indianapolis girl, of great
beauty, who had been dumb for many
years, lately regained her voice when
her father reproved her for accepting
the attentions of her suitor. This
seemed to be the inspiration for a su
preme effort and the fetters to speech
were broken. The father was so over
joyed that he contented to her mar
riage, and now people are anxiously
wailing to ascertain what her lover
will think about it.
now it is proposed by a New York
man to raise rattlesnakes for food.
Why nolT In our early Territorial
history, a party of surveyors lost in
our eastern wilds (in those days) sub
sisted on rattlers for several weeks
and declared they had by that time
grown to relish the diet. Tbey also
ate grasshoppers roasted, and declared
they resembled very much popcorn in
—• m
The water in the Columbia river is at
an unprecedeniedly low stage, and
many towns are cut off from supplies,
being deprived of communication with
outside markets. • The steamer Griggs,
one of the largest on the river, is fast
on a rock at the Enteat rapids and it
is thought will be a total wreck. It is
reported, likewise, that the North Star
is wrecked.
JOHN Hock, a Chicago Bluebeard, is
said to have 13 wives. The unlucky
number - thirteen" may be the cause
of his prceent sorrows.
The Seventh joint ballot Monday
stood: Foster 40, Piles 29, Sweeny 2S,
Wilson 16, Jones", Moore 5, Graves 1.
Total, 126; absent or paired 10.
| Changes, Ktyes from Foster to Piles;
1 Black more, from Piles to Foster.
The sessions of both branches Mon
day wero brief.
Bills introduced m the Senate were
as follows:
! No. 61, by Davis—Amending the
' child labor law so as to forbid the em
ployment of children under 1 f years of
age as messengers or in factories.
No. 65, by Watson—Establishing a
fish hatchery in Cowlitz county.
1 No. 66, by Bronson —Providing for
the establishinentof a school for feeble
minded youth at Ktcilacooiu, and ap
propriating $50,000 therefor.
No.C7, by Davis—Authorizing coro
ners in counties of over 50,000 popu
lation to appoint deputies.
No. 68, by Welsh Authorizing
I cities of the third class to levy annual
street poll fax.
No. 60, by Kinnear—Fixing the
salaries of Commissioners of counties
of the first class at $2,000 per annum.
No. 70, by Tucker—Giving Prose
: cuting Attorneys of counties of first
! class a salary of $5,000 per annum,
'l No. 71. by Moore—Providing that a
: j limit of 50 years upon the life of cor
! porations shall not apply to insurance
I corporations and giving a majority of
I the trustees the right to amend arti
cles at any meeting.
In the House, Monday, a resolution
by Maloney elicited some discussion as
to the acoustic properties of the House
chamber. Chairman Twitclioll of the
special committee having the matter
in charge, said that it had been de
cided to put a glass plate in the light
well and to string more wires across
the room midway between tbe floor
and the ceiling. It was thought that
these measures would correct the de
The following bills were introduced
in the House, Monday:
No. 118, by Lindsley, Spokane—
Amending the pharmacy act. Places
restrictions on tbe sale of opium, mor
phine, cocaine and other narcotic
drugs, and provides that instead of
one-half the amount of fines collected
for violation of act going to tbe State
Board of Pharmacy as a contribution
toward its maintenance, tbe whole
sum be paid into the State school fund.
No. 119, by Vilas, King—Regulating
tbe practico of optometry; provides
for appointment of a Board of Exam
No. 120, by Gleasor., King—Estab
lishing a Board of Commissioners for
the promotion of uniformity of legis
lation in the United States.
No. 121, by Weatherford, Columbia,
(by request)— Fixing the limits of
cities of tbe second, third and fourth
classes and providing for extension of
No. 122, by Hare, Yakima—ln re
lation to irrigation.
No. 123, by Bowers, Spokane—Pro
viding for amendment to the Constitu
tion io relation to county government.
No. 124, by Levin, Pierce—ln rela
tion to savings banks and institutions
in which deposits of money are made
and interest paid thereon.
No. 125, by Johnson, Yakima—
Local option law.
No. 126, by Bolinger, Okanogan—
To establish a State fish hatchery on
the upper Methow river and approp
riating $3,000.
Lee A. Johnson, of Yakima, intro
duced a new local option bill, framed
on lioes similar to the proposed amend
ed law of tho State of Oregon. It is
«>• most important measuro affect
ing the liquor traffic introduced in the
House this session and already a num
ber of members of both houses of the
Legislature have signified their willing
ness to support it. Tbe act provides
that whenever a petition signed by 15
per cent, of the qualified electora of
any county or any incorporated city
or town or any township now organ
ized is filed with the County Auditor,
or the city or town clerk, or such
other officials designated in the bill,
such officials shall call a special elec
tion to determine by ballot whether
or not intoxicating liquors shall be
told in the district or place whence tbe
poiiiioti eniHUAtra. A majority vol#*
■hall decide the question whether the
town shall be " dry" or " wet." If a
majority of tbe votes decree in favor of
a " dry" town and any person is hardy
enough to run a " sightless porker"
in violation of the expressed will of
the people, the person, upon convic
tion, is guiltr of a misdemeanor and
liable to a fine of not less than SSO
nor more than S3OO, or by imprison
ment in the county jail for not less
than ton days nor more than thirty
days, or by both fine and imprison
ment. Any public officer failing to
enforce the law shall be deemed guilty
of malfeasance in office, upon convic
tion shall be fined not leas than SSO
nor more than $250, and forfeit the
The vote Tuesday on U. S. Senator
stood: Foster 45, Files 31, Sweeny
28, Wilson 17, Jones 7, Graves 4. Ten
were paired or absent. Two ballots
were taken. On the first Griffin
changed from Files to Foster; on the
second, Harper from Graves to Foster.
The followiug bills were introduced
in the Senate Tuesday:
No. 72, by Clapp—State Depository
law. The bill constitutes the Secre
tary of State, State Auditor and At
torney General as a Board of Finan
cial Auditors and directs the board to
cause the funds of the State to be de
posited in not less than ten banks in
the State, and provides that interest of
1£ per cent, shall be paid on such
funds. It throws a number of safe
guards around the depositing of State
No. 73, by Polls—Creating the of
fice of State Game Warden and defin
ing his duties.
No. 74, by Boone—To repeal the
Peaslee law allowing a portion of one
county to annex itself to another
county by popular vote.
No. 75, by Graves—Allowing dam
ages for personal injuries from em
ployer of injured person in case of any
and all injuries.
No. 76, by Graves—Wisconsin direct
primary law, the adoption of which
was secured by Gov. La Follette, and
which has been the subject of much
controversy in that State.
No. 77, by Graves—Relating to ex
ceptions and bills of exceptions.
No. 78, by Kennedy—Railroad Com
mission bill. The bill is along the
lines of the Boone and Reed bills al
ready introduced, but simplifies the
mode of procedure in many instances.
Electric lines outside of incorporated
cities are made subject to the jurisdic
tion of the Railroad Commission.
No. 79, by Davis—Forbidding the
killing of elk within the State.
No. 80, by Stewart—Amending act
relative to Soldiers' Home.
No. BL Regulatiqg the practice of
The Senate passed S. B. No. 20, by
Russell, of Garfield, making it H mis-'
demeanor for any dealer to sell any |
explosive unless the vial or other con
tainer of the explosive is plainly ;
Senator Moore, of King, moved that
Senator Graves, ol Spokane, he ex
cused for the balance of the session,
which was adopted. Senator Graves
was present for the first time in sev
eral days. He introduced several hills
Since coming to Olympia lie has been
ill with tonsilitis, ami was unable to
speak above a whisper.
By a vote of 22 to 20 the Senate
adopted the minority report of the
printing committee, which gave to the
Capital Printing company, of Olympia,
known as the " combine," the contract
lor tbe printing of bills and resolutions
aiid letterheads, which, had the major
ity report been adopted, would have
been awarded to Yatiglian A Morrill,
of Tacoma. Senators Brnusnn and
t)avis, of Tacoma, voted in favor of
the minority report.
The printing combine has leased the
old Gwin Hicks plant in Olympia, and
at the beginning of the session cap
captured the House printing. The
"combine" is composed of the Inland
Printing company, of Spokane; the
Metropolitan Press, of Seattle, and the
Pioneer Printing »fc Binding company,
of Tacoma. The fight on the lloor of
the Senate was expected, as the hid of
the " combine" on stationery was lower
than that of Vaughan & Morrill, and
there was a dispute as to the bids for
bills and resolutions.
On Tuesday two of the House bill*
of last session and five items in the
general appropriation bill vetoed by
Gov. Mcßride, were passed notwith
standing that disapproval.
One was the omnibus road bill pro
viding for the construction, mainte
nance and repair of ten trunk lines of
State roads at a cost of SIOO,OOO and
also providing for the appointment of
a Highway Commissioner, and appro
priating SIO,OOO for the payment of
his expenses and salary.
Only two members spoke concerning
the road bill. Representative Roth of
Whatcom, who was a member of the
Legislature of 1003, said that road
bil's aggregating in proposed expendi
tures 11100.000 had been presented and
that the omnibus bill was the outcome
of a careful examination into the mer
its of the several roads provided for.
Ho believed tbe passage of the bill
notwithstanding the Governor's veto
would be a happy solution of tbe prob
lem of road legislation that would con
front the Legislature.
Maloney (Dem.) of Stavena also fav
ored the passage of the bill.
The bill received 79 ayes, 12 noes;
3 absent or not voting.
There are ten roads provided for in
the measure as follows: Completing
the Nachez Pass road in King county,
$13,500; building a road from New
port, Stevens county, to Orient, Ferry
county, $0,000; for building n road
from the Cluwak river in Chelan coun
ty over the Cascade mountains to
connect with the Sauk Harrington
road in Skagit county, $4,000; for
building and repairing the road from
the mouth of Sans Peur creek, Ferry
county, via Republic to Loomis in
Okanogan county, $0,000; for building
a road from Xapaviue, Lewis county,
over the Cowlitz Pass to a point in
Yakima county, $20,000; for building
a road around tbe base of Chuckanut
mountain in Whatcom and Skagit
counties, $6,000; for rebuilding and
repairing the old Snoqtialniie Pass road
from North Bend, King county, to
Gaston, Kittitas county, $7,000; for
building a road from Lyle, in Klicki
tat county, along tbe north ban!, of
the Columbia to Washougal, Clark
county, $15,000; for building a wagon
road from Montesano through Che
halie, Clallam and Jefrerson counties
to a point where connection by connty
road can be made with Port Angeles,
$13,000; for repairing and improving
the State road from the Wenatcbte
river in Chelan county to the mouth
of Johnson creek, Okanogan county,
The House also passed over the Gov
ernor' veto, House bill 122 of tbe last
session fixing a State bounty of $1 for
the killing of each cayote or wolf, and
appropriating $50,000 or as much
thereof as is Deeded. Ayes 78, noes 9.
The following five items in tbe gen
eral appropriation bill were also passed:
For relief of Franklin county, $5,334;
Spokane county, $5,337; Kittitas
county, $3,765; Thurston county, sl,-
541; Yakima county, $4,890. All
these items were to reimburse the
counties for the overpayment to tbe
Slate Treasurer of taxes.
The Governor's veto was sustained
on tbe following bills:
House bill 192, appropriating SIO,OOO
for the maintenance of a branch Sol
diers' Home; No. 353, compelling
counties to bear the expense of trans
porting defective youth to the State
School at Vancouver; appropriating
S2OO for the framing of photographic
groups of all the Legislatures of the
State; No. 305, relating to the com
mitment and working of persons for
non-payment of fines and costs; No.
380, appropriating SIOO,OOO for the
payment of sugar bounties; No. 145
local option liquor license bill; No. 43,
providing for the assessment and tax
ation of mining claims; No. 89, Tax
Commission bill; No. 372, relating to
the procedure in the appropriation of
private property by corporations, and
all the items in the general appropria
tion bill that were disapproved with
the exception of the county relief bills
mentioned. These items include the
appropriations for the Fire Marshal's
office; the Scientific Experiment Sta
tion at Puyallup; Crescent Lake Trout
Hatchery appropriation and appropri
ations for the free traveling library,
salaries of Superior Judges pro tern.,
Geological Survey, for White Shield
Home, Tacoma, for State Historical
The 10th and lltli ballots were
taken Wednesday. The first stood.
Foster 40, Piles 30, Sweeney 28, Wil
son 16, Jones 7 and liogan 6. The
second only differed from it by Earles
of Spokane, changing from Hogan
back to Foster, where he had formerly
voted. Another change on both bal
lots was of Russell from Wilson to
In the Senate, the following bills
were introduced:
No. 82, by l'ogue—Providing for
screens at the head of irrigation
ditches to keep fish from entering
No. 83, by Moore—Amending the
law relative to bonds for guardians.
No. 84, by Moore—Providing for a
suspension of sentence in cases where
peisous under 21 years are convicted
of felony.
No. 85, by Moore—Providing for
sanitary conditions in kitchens of
hotels and restaurants, the State Labor
Commissioner to enforce law.
No. 86, by Rasher—Making it un
lawful for boards of County Commis
sioners to engage special couusel to
perform any duties which Attorney
L'oiifluJtd on Third I'tge.
February 4,1905
For the simple reason that people will
always buy something for nothing.
If you will take a look into our big
corner window you will see as many
pieces of goods as we could crowd ill
there, goods we imported ourselves
Worth from 35c to SI.OO a yard of any
person's* money, but on the 4th ot Febru
ary 1905, THE PRICE
will De 25c a yard
See the goods and you will be as anx
ious to get them as your neighbor. That's
Mottman Mercantile Co.
OF ALL KINDS . ; . .
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