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The northern star. [volume] (Snohomish City, W.T. [Wash.]) 1876-1879, May 03, 1879, Image 1

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Q 4 Ilzls said that all ‘ gs have their
_=;‘sppoiuted time and t work t 0 (10,
’f; ”‘1 when tint work, A one, it is fit
' It they should cease f-exist; therefore
- he time has come. hose who have
'jll.ustulneil the STAR for he past three
‘ ssrs sud upwards," it pmpet to
' ingits pubhcntios'to close. .
" .Should nothing We; med take place,
l mis probably theles lumber oi the
i plu‘fililtN Sun that will be issued.
When it was started ill Jnnuury 1876.
‘1 ‘ging. mp lending i‘pdpetry at this
i -ution. wastznrriedonin such a. man
i '. H m intliulltc tint i would continue
' {2&l prmperousrfonditio'n, until the great
{Rf-wr- mui moum, agrichltural and other
' wise, of this section would box developed
~ so as to [gnarl-lunch u Iteady growth and
sceptinumls dCVUIODL'MBM of the wenlth
«s Well as the ”various institutions of this
1 community. I;
Ir, l larthepurposo of making this
_ ugh known and to scoelente the
grov ” wt tlluso various institutions that
this ilupcr ma established. It wss not
affected to lion money making enter
PING. but witl. (wouomy it was expected
to be sell‘ suiinining.
5% The publisher nun, hardly committed
i T nterprism before death robbed
'. at is l‘uithiul and devoted compan
‘a, role up his household and pieced
“shim where his expeuces were nearly
; doubled. in carrying on the same busi
‘ .Jhfim' keeping his family together
i let they otherwise would have been.
1 , iroulntiou, business and influence
_ ‘ Jinn. wss from the first, for be-
of it:
ation, ors
; not been
as been sc
.l: press and
ness men have
etions in their
'. their eflorts
esources of the
. and Nootsack
..t the permanent es
.irect and regular steam
between those sections
siness centres oi the
led the growth and
rof people it has
shington Territory
i ever complained
.ava misled them,
‘ .t.‘ believe they were
_ .oaca try different from what
Vfiey‘found 0D mCiHng here.
On the othei- hand, their united testimo
ny is that they wore assisted by the in
formation furnished, so they at once knew
what to do on their arrival here.
Its regular circulation has never been
less than 500 copies, and a portion of the
time as high as 800. Its advertising
patronage was always liberal. Under
ordinary circumstances this support
would have been more than suflicisnt to
have yielded a handsome return on the
investment made. Some of the reasons
why it has not done so are as follows:
This community of itself was not
strong enough to support a newspaper;
therefore most of the support must be
gained abroad. Those who started the
enterprise knew nothing about the bus
iness and had to pay dearly for their
experience in learning.
To gain the requisite support. as well
as to gather the large amount of original
iniormation tarnished, the publisher was
compelled to be away from home a large
share of the time, traveling over the
country. Besides this loss of his time
and the expences incident to almost in
cessant travel, it cost nearly twice as
much to secure the same amount of work
being properly done as it would, had the
publisher been always at home and in
person superintended every detail oi the
Then for the past two and one half
years the logging business has been so
paralysed here, that nearly all those con -
nected with it have lost money, and
most of those engaged at it have become
bankrupt and financially ruined, so that
it will require a term of years, sufficient
tor the developrment oi' the immensi
agricultural resources of this valley, to
restore the former prosperity of this
Great as these difficulties Were. flay
were all met and surmounted. so that
there would have been no real obstscle
in the publisher permanently sustailing
the STA“, were it not for a second sun
dering oi'ull domestic tics, after they had
been reestablished, and business and
social relations were both upon a found
ation that promised permanence, business
prosperity and domestic happiness.
The STAR had been kept up ior nearly
two years without missing a single copy,
it had attained a circulation of nearly
800 regular subscribers, and with the
collections that could have been made at
the close of its second year of publica—
tion, it would then have been in
condition to dictate its own future
course. and have yielded a handsome re. I
turn to those identified with it. notwith
standing the hard times that have since
The Bran had had its rivals and
enemies, had met its opponents and
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I: the Interests of \Vestern \Vashington.
come of] the field with honor, bud faught
i lor its position, so that nftcrwunls then
9 would have been no opposition to be
leurell, unless it should be those of it:
it own household, as all others willingly
a (:onceedwl to it, ull that its friends claim
for it. These secret foes. by 9. con
. spirncy concocted in Noveml-cr and
| December 1377, succeeded in temporarily
3 stopping the paper the lust of December
r 1877, while the publisher was sway
3 from home, and at the same time per—
mnncntly hrokc uphis family, and (lid
3 everything that lmtred unrl malice cc uld
i suggest to ruin him socially and finan
_ ciully and drive him from the Territory
| The chief ones in this conspiracy were
, not connected with this plsce at the
a time, and some oi them were then stran—
I era to him,
ers to arm. ~
The leading motive that can be as
signed tor these actslwas the desire to
secure the position the publisher then
held in the commnn ty, as a reward for
the chiel conspiratot.
Had this taken place one month later,
it would not have materially affected
the financial condition ot the STAR; but
happening as it did, it prevented the
collection of considerable sums st money
that otherwise would have been made
in Jan. and Feb. 1878. The lack of
which has made it impossible to keep
the paper to its original size and guar
tee regular puhiication, without incur-e
ring liabilities that would be unjustifi
sblo these times. This also caused s
great decrease in its advertising patron
The paper has been selfisustainiag
since Jun-. 1878. first». eeisss s. sin.
cilstion (Sr-at hundred subscribers or
over, notwithstanding its irregularity
at publication the past year. But toi
malntainthis circulation, it has been‘
necessary to credit on subscription to
such an extent that nearly all the sub
scribers are now in arrears and very few
have paid in advance.
Nearly all those who aided the paper
here are so situated that they could
extend no help in case of ner'sssity, and
the business interests of this community
are so prostrated. that it won” he 0‘ “0
useto try building up institutions tor
year to come. here, that under other
circumstances would now be in full
operation. V
{While the necessary conditions to
essuro the future publication of the
olthe paper could be met, and at its
present reduced size it could be made
not only selt‘ sustaining. but profitable
'to its publisher, still the advantages
Willi-red in other fields of usefulness are
’so much greater, where the labor is less
and the profit greater, that after mature
deliberation the publisher has decided
to sell the outlit, and permanently cease
its publication. This sale haying been
eti'ected,tiiis is the last number of the
Romans Sun.
The money received on nit—expired
subscriptions will hs returned to the
subscribers or they will be turnished,
for the time still due. one of the lead—
ing weeklypapers of the Sound.
The STAR has ever labored zealously
to advocate the interests of this com
munity, has had many wartn friends,
and a generous home patronage, consider
ing the size ofthe place. There are none
but what Will miss it and but few but
what will regret its departurc.
There is scarcely a hamlet on the
Sound where it has not been warmly
welcomed, and but few localities are
there, where its citizens will not remcm I
ber ofsome advantage they now enjoy, t
which would not be theirs, had it not i
been for the Snonomsrr Sun.
The merchants at Seattle patronized its
advertising columns as libcrahly as ifit'
had been published tilt-re. The citizens
oi that place always spoke st '1 as if it
was an important l'actorin their social
t i life, and they seemed tu regard it as of
sipuhlic llL‘lll:lit to the whole Sound
a ‘ country.
all With a few marked exceptions, the
l I press have treated it with umrked cour—
- tecy, have quoted largely lrom its col
- ums,anu it has moat always been read
1 carefully, in the editorial rooms while
' other exchanges haVe been left unopened.
' During the first your of publication,
' certain theological fossils became alarmed
' at the liberal position taken by the STAR
‘ They resorted to all sorts of opposition,
fair as well as tool; alter: being treated
‘ to a liberal dose of hot shot. they con—-
cluded it to be aqfcst to treat us honor
ably, since which time they have hull no
cause to complain. Although always
the eonsistentlriend of Lee inquiry, yet
to-day, some of its warmest friends, who
will most regret the loss of the S'rartl
are to be found among the clergy of
Puget Sound.
Most people regarded the idea of n
pnper here as preposterous, Nearly all
st first were inclided to ridicule the
venture. The STAR lmd more difficulties
than usual to encounter and overcome.
It has measured swords with them all.
Itsrccord has been fair and honorable.
It has compelled respect from its enemies.
It has silenced the voice ol ridicule, It
has benehtted its friends and contributed
materially to the advancement of the
Sound country. Of all its numerous
rivals nudlormer enemies, not one is
left in a situation to boast of» their at
tucks, nor to rejoice at its downfall.
Its course has been such as to convert
mostnt its enemies tnto- sympathislng
prosperity. There are few even of those
who have wished it ill. but what will be
sorry nits departure, while thousands
of trient}! will miss it as their trusted
representative. which always stated their
wants to such a manner as to secure the
the desired attention. With“ thanks to
them tor their liberal patronagG;--which
tier ordinary circumstances, would
have secured Its permanent success be
yond question. it retires hunt the field.
While its publisher will perhaps never
‘occupy the editorial chair again yet he
will probably remain permanently a cit
izen of this pliefl'ind labor in person‘
and with voice and pen for its growth
and developement as of yore. '
—-——-—-.ooso-—- ‘,
The I}. 8. Senate was and 1870.
[New York Graphic]
When the Fortyeixth Congress met the
Democrats had a rmjorit) in the Senate for
the first time since the withdrawal of
the Southern Senators in 1801. There
were at that date thirty three States of
the Union. Five had been admitted
since the close of the 'l‘hirty-elxth Con
gress on March 8d 1861. The new
States are Kansas, West. Virginia, Ne
braska, Nevada and Colorada. The
present Senate consists of seventy-six
members. though owin to the failure in
New Hampshire to Chis“ a successor to
Mr. Wadleigh, the 8:3“, at the begin -
mng ofthe extra sea It a, only contained
seventy—five member, Of these, only
three were memberstil the Senate, of the
Thirty-sixth Confess—namely, Mr.
Hamlin, then and now Senator lrom
Maine; Mr. Antha . then and now Sen—
ator from Rhoda‘- land, and Mr. Chan—
dler, then and I'm Senator lrom Mich
igan. Of these, Mr. Anthony is the only
one who has retrained continuously in
the Senate from that time to the present,
He is the father of the Senate, having,
with the clq'p of the last Congress, serv
ed twealyrebnsecutive years asa Senator. ,
Mr. Halnflfiwho was elected Vice Pres
ident of!“ United States, resigned In
January, 1801, and Lot M. Morril was,
chosen ln'his stead. Mr. Chandler, who:
entered the Senate in 1849, two years;
MAY 3, 1579. ,‘ wL
bcforo Mr. Anthony. an
eighteen yams slicrusnl'nlly, .
all for ell-ction in 1874. ”H
Judge Christiancy, having rm!
was elected n l'uw weeks ago in li-.
the nncxpiml .tm'in. I)t‘l:IVl':tl'l' u.
reprvsuntad byn Bayard and a finale
hury in 1859. But though llu' names
and families are the mine the ln‘liVil‘-
uals (liti'crcnt.
Many of the sixty-six Senators of the
Thirty-sixth Congress are (lead. Seward”
Wade, Sumner, Wilson, Pugh, Preston.
King, Baker, Flessepden, Crittenilen. Bro
derick,Slidcll.Jolin P. Hale, Andrew
Jackson and Mason are in their graves.
Simon Cameron. of Pennsylvania. is en
joying lite at his homo in Harrisburg
and calmly awaiting the attacks of
Widow Oliver. R. M. T. Hunter is still
prominent in Virginia politics. Lyman
l "l‘rumhnll is practicmg [aw in Chicago.
1 James R. Doolittle still lives and is wait
ingl'nr something to turn up. Cling-
man, of North Carolina, still takes an
interest in politics and is enjoying lit».
Judah P. Beanmin. ot‘ Louisnnn, is prac
ticing law with glen: success in London.
‘ David L. Yulee is running a ruilrond in
‘ Florida. William Bigler, of Penny!-
vnnin, was one of the moat active organ:
new «if the Centennial Exhibition,
Robert ’l‘uombs, of Georgia, is still as cl
oquent and popular as ever and would
not decline the Governorsliip ot his.
State. W. M. Gwin, of California. is
alive and interested in matter! of legis
lation. Mr. Jefferson Davis, of Mississ—
ippi, was when last heard from, some
wlm interested in mitten of insurance,
Lu} nu..- --__:ll:_._ A 4 ‘7 ‘ ‘ ‘
. Unis unwiiiiqgatgmbe _ reggn‘structed.
There are s number of members oi the
present Congress who were members of
the Thirty-sixth Congress, whose term
ibegun in 1859. George S. Houston. of
Alabama, now Senator, was then Rep—
resentative; Henrv L. Dawes, of Messe
chueetts, now Senator, then Representa
tive; Wm. Windom, of 'Minnemtn, now
‘ Senator, and then Representative; Lucius
C. Lamar, of Mississippi, now Senator
and then Representative; oum R. Sin.
gleton. of Mississippi. Representative
now and then; Roscoe Coukltn, of New
York. now Senetor, then Representa—
tive; Zebulon B. Vance, ot North Caro
line. now Senator their Representative;
Geo. H. Pendlelon, of Ohio. now Sen
ator, the: Representative; John H.
Reagan, ot Texas, then and now Rep
resentative; Justin S. Morrii, ot Ver
inopt, now Senator and then Represen—
tntiNVend John T. Harris, of Virginia,
then a‘iut‘ now Representative. This
last shows“tlu;t with all the abrupt
changes in the personnel of the two
Houses of Congress thereis considerable
continuity. No Congrea is quite so
new as we are apt to iunim’ne.
“SELF M E; on OUT on um DEPTPB,"
by Mrs. Emu D. E. N. Southwonlz, is
Proving to :‘Yw nt‘tlm most. popular
works ever wr Len. It is published
complete and \unabrulged in two
volumes under the“ runes of “Ishmael n
and “Self Raised" th ofwhich have
passed into the c hxh edition. We
advise all in search of nod hunks to get
these at once and re 1 them.
Jayly the Troubadour.
oh, king of the fiddle, Wilhelmj.
It‘ truly you love me.just tellmj;
Just answer my sigh
By the glance at your eye;
Be honest, and don‘t try to scllmj.
With rupture your music (lid thrillmj,
With pleasure supreme did it iillmj,
And iflcould believe
That you meant to deceive—
Willhelmjfl think it would killmj.
——[Burlinglon Iluwkeyc.

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