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EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO Prof. Council Compares the Schooling ot Colored Chil dred With That of the Whites. (From an address by W. If. Council! The Southern States have raisei out of their poverty for the children since 1870 Ilie sum of $515,900,000 More than $100,000,000 of this n mount has gone to tire Xegro chil dren of the South whose foreparent? ciine up out of slavery. Every etai constitution and all of their statr tory laws make some provision for the children. They may not be very wise, nor munificent, but they were the best that the wisdom and wealth of the times justified. The stati have 70,000 school houses for th< children: 20,000 of them are fo] Xegro children. Whether thes school houses be stately mansions or log cabins, the Negro in them, in thirty-five years, with his 35,000 teachers. $100,000.0011 and the <rooc will of the South, has wiped out 4-' per cent of his illiteracy and inereas ed his wealth by one billion dollars Every church in the South ha favored the cause of the children. Every minister lias stood for sony kind of education for the children I cannot now say what has beer given by all the churches of the South for the white children, but Southern charity has given, at flu lowest estimate. $50,000,000 for Ne gro children. The Northern white churches have given: Presbyterian $ 2.000.00( M. E. Church 4.-2fi.">,O(V Tnited Presbyterian .. . 500,000 Congregational 12,000,00( Baptist.- 3,500,004 Hand fund 1.000.00 i Slater fund 1.000,000 Cither sources 1 ,r>oo,ooo Xegro churches 13,0(j5,00< •••• ■••• $38,830,000 JlMian men and women of the isTorth Bo yon not admire the work which has been done for \h<: chil dren of the South? The children of Alabama, my own state, stand third from the botton of the list of illiteracy, and the chil dren of lowa stand third from the top. What a. gulf between us! Have the children of lowa ever struggled and prayed for light as the childrei 1 of Alabama have done? The chil dren of lowa never saw their stat wasted by war never had in their midst hundreds of thousands of say ages to share a part of their civiliza tion. The children of Alabama can have only seventy days in the year, pay their 7,000 teachers less thar $30 a mouth for only three month in the year, and have only about 7.500 school houses for 320,000 chil dren. The children of lowa have school 160 days each year, pay then 28,000 teachers $38,000 per month and have 14,000 school houses for 550,000 children. Thus it stands with all the states North and South The figures are food" for thought. The figures are food for Chris tian thought. Do they not speak with a voice of a. holy angel, saying that the children ir lowa must, in proportion to theii superior advantages, do superioi work for the world? Do not the fig ures say that in intelligence, ir Christian work, in toleration and lib erality of spirit, in brofherly love in depth, height and breadth of hu manity the children of the Xortl must far outstrip the children of the South? Do they do it? The figures tell the story of sacrifice, toil and struggle of the teachers of the chil dren of the South. They tell tin story of ease, comfort and wealth 0: the teachers of the children of the Xorth. May these teachers of chil dren of the Xorth. out of their su perior facilities, rise to sublimcr heights and see more clearly theii duty to the children of the South. The donations to benevolent pur poses since 1893 amount to over $200,000,000. The children of the South have received not quite $3. --000.000 of these benefactions. Win charity has thus passed by the ehi 1 dren of the South I do not know* Their cries and appeals are piteous and should pierce every soul. They cry for more normal and trade schools, colleges and universities. t< send them more and better teachers They are in the dark. They thirs' They famish. Eighty per cent of the Xegro part live far away in the backwoods. They have few towns only half a dozen titie- —a wide and thinly-spread population. Some day. 1 trust their cries and struggles wili bring to them more sympathy, more help. They do not envy the chil dren of the Xorth, but ask them te remember the children of the South There are about 6.000,000 white children and 3,000,000 Xegro chil- The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN I dren in the South. About 4,000.00( white children 5 to IS years of age and about 1,500,000 Negro childrei 5 to IS years of age, go to school The white children enroll G9 pc cent of the enrollment attend daily The Negro children enroll .-)3 pc: cent of their school population an* <;.->.:!<) per cent of the enrollmen attend daily. The Xegro chil dren enroll 53 per cent o their school population, am [about 66 per cent attend sehoo daily. The children of Alabama en roll about 1!) per cent of their poi ulation, while the children of low* enrol] 26 per cent of their popuk tion. The Negro children of tin South have in higher institution 1,800 professors. 45,000 pupil 2,000 of them at college; 1,500 ii classical branches, 1,500 in seienfifi, studies, 1,500 in other professional and business courses, thousands in trade schools and 300,000 volumes i libraries. Could a better result 1 obtained from such meager facili ties anywhere else in thirty years. The Negro melodies are the res inspiration of the American com peg ers. The character and sources 01 American music have long been ; favorite topic of discussion amon foreign composers and musicians After profound study of the subject and dee]) research into the mass o wild and somewhat monotonous In dian songs, or rather chants, I Inn come to the conclusion that the cra dle of American music lay below Ma son and Dixon's line, and that it is the Xegro to whom we owe the serie >f melodies comprising our nationa music. And while the Negro melody, sim ple and inornate, has the merits of originality, the so-called "high" nm sic indulged in by our composers presents nothing but the same mcl ody treated in a more or less—and more often less—musicianly way. A popular melody, however hum We, always illustrates the nationa spirit of its people, whether it be ga-v >!■ melancholy. The Roumanian peasant in the vast plains of Jassy sings a melddy which is entirely dis tinct from rhe war song of the Cos sack on the Dnieper. And the war song of the Cossack is different from the plaintive and melancholy chant of the Volga monjik. Thus not only each nation, but ■yen each great section, has its mcl Qfdy, the character of which de pends upon geographical divisions, conditions of life, environment and political well being. The Xegro melody has undergone many metamorphoses; and from the sad "Pickaninnies" song of the old slavery days it has developed into the gay, careless, devil-mav-take-u sort of a jig. As the slave became t freeman, his heart, which heretofore had found its utterance in melan choly and plaintive song, turned t< the gayer side of life, and the sim ple four-fourths measure gradually acquired the syncopated meter which breathes joy and love of life. Tt is the Xegro who is the inno vator in this country in "syncopat ed" meter. You can take any classi •al composition —for instance, the wedding march of Mendelssohn— and adapt it to the "syncopated" measure, and the innovation wil 1 have a beautiful effect. T cannot say that our eoni]>os,ers in their treatment of these melodic have in any way improved them. Ii 1 their primitive state they had. as I said before, the merit of originality i merit which they lost on account »f unskilled treatment. If asked today whether these "rag time" songs actually represented American music. I would answer: "Xo: they are but the mutilated forms of it; for the genuine popula music you must go back to the o\C Xegro melodies. We have aban doned our sources merely to go back to them again."— From Giacomo Minkowsky. PERSONAL. Mr. Samuel A. Eranklin passed through tine city last Tuesday en route from Rosslyn, whither he had been on Baptist Church business. Mrs. Walter Washington has been confined to her bed for the past week, but is much improved at pres ent. Persons wanting to reach Afro- Americans should make their wants known through the columns of Thr Seattle Republican. The appointment of \Y. L. Mere dith as chief of police of this city i. a public outrage, and The Seattle Republican proposes to let the citi zens of this city know all aboui Meredith and his methods of doint things. Thousands of persons pass ou: door every day, because it is nea: 3 the business center of rhe city. We , have space for a nice office, with t steam heat. Come and see us about terms. 714 Third avenue, The Se r attle Republican. r This being the only paper in the I Northwest strictly owned and edit - ed by an Afro-American, and th< f only paper in the state that devote? 1 its space to Negro news, it seem. --l that you. irrespective of where yoi . live, would lend it a helping ham md get it at least one subscribe! i Phis means you. Ahno Sharfenberg, a 4-year-olcj' hoy, was drowned near the Grant -trcet bridge last Wednesday. SOUTHERN BLACKS To Teneli Snvaßf Xocroesi — May Solve Hnci- l'rol>l«'iii —Work of TufikeKee IniiuMlrinl School. (Xew York World, Oct. 27.) Booker T. Washington, called the "Black Moses." is here to fit out an expedition of Xegro students for South Africa. These Negroes will be sent in compliance with the re quest of the German government, which hopes, by the importation of American colored men, to civilize the subjects of Emperor William on the west coast of Africa and aid them in industrial development. It is the most novel race experi ment of the decade, and may cul minate in a general exodus of the Southern Negroes to the emperor's tropical territory, for the German government has offered homes to all intelligent Negroes. The movement is the direct result of the exhibit of the Tuskegee Nor mal Institute at the Paris exposition. This is a college in Alabama, over which Booker T. Washington pre sides. It has accomplished more towards training Negroes in indus trial lines than any other agency at work in the Southern states. In the daytime students are taught to oper ate machinery. They are made to cultivate cotton and corn on scien tific principles. At night they study and attend lectures. They are trained in English and the classics. There is no manufactured article which the black students of Tuske gee cannot make. They sell their products all over the South. They make carpets and chairs and turn the cotton, which they cultivate into cloth. These articles were exhibited at Paris during the exposition. Representatives of Emperor Wil liam were passing through the United States building. They were struck with the display from Tus kegee school. They were amazed when informed that this had been done by American Negroes, just a few years ago slaves. They commu nicated with Emperor William. It was suggested that these Negroes be imported and sent to the possessions of Germany on the South African coast. This met the approval of the emperor. "Send for them at once," he is ' reported as saying. "They can teach my subjects, to do things well and to become civilized." Booker T. Washington received a letter informing him that the Ger man government would bear the ex- ' senses of any expedition fitted out. Young Negroes who knew how to ' conduct farms were wanted. It was stipulated that these Negroes should be intelligent enough to go among the natives and teach them how to work. Especially was it desired that these natives should be taught how to raise cotton. As a result of the correspondence ;t was decided to send ten young groes to Germany. There was a wild scramble among the students to go. The ten who had the highest stand ing were selected. They will reach I New York the latter part of the week. Booker T. Washington spent yes terday purchasing supplies for the expedition. It will be elaborately fitted out with American agricul tural implements. W. 11. Baldwin. Jr., president of the-Long Island railway, is a direc tor in the Alabama Institute. He is | a great student of the race question, and a philanthropist in the "Black- Belt" of Alabama. Most of the Northern funds for the Tuskegee college are collected by him. He will assist in fitting out the expe dition. Mr. Baldwin said last night: "This movement to South Africa may be general. It may be that thousands of the colored people will move to Germany's possessions. It has often been, suggested that the solution of the race question was for , the colored man to return to his [ native land." Do not miss an opportunity to get '-, a nice ground floor office at once at 714 Third avenue. Steam heat. i r| Desk room at this office for rent, r Steam heat and ground floor, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER *6, 1900. Washington's Seventh Legislature W. H. LEWIS Candidate for Speaker of the House The political complexion of the seventh legislature of this state will be as follow.*: State Senate. First district—(Lincoln, Oka.no. gan, Chelan) —Gotleib Garber, Dem. Second district —(Stevens, Ferry, Spokane)—C. A. Mantz, Dem. (Holdover.) Third district—(Spokane)—War- ren \V. Tolman, Dem. Fourth district —(Spokane) —TT. I). Crow, Eep. Fifth district—(Spokane)—Stan ley Hallet, Dem. Sixth district—(Whitman)—L. C. Crow, Dem. Seventh district —(Whitman) —0. Hall, Eep. (Holdover.) F^ighth district —(Asotin, Colum bia, Garfield) —E, Baumeister, Rep. Xinth district —(Adams, Frank lin, Walla Walla)— Oliver T. Corn wall, Eep. Tenth district—(Walla Walla)— W. P. Eeser, Dem. Eleventh district — (Kittitas, Douglas)—,!. P. Sharp, Eep. Twelfth district—(Klickitat and Yakima) — George 11. Baker, Eep. (Holdover.) Thirteenth district—(Clarke and Skamania) —E. M. Eands, Rep. Fourteenth district — (Wahkia kum, Cowlitz, Pacific) —-L G. Meg ler, Eep. (Holdover.) Fifteenth district — (Lewis) — John E. Welty, Eep. Sixteenth district—(Chehalis)— George D. Schofield, Eep. (Hold over.) Seventeenth district —Mason, Kit sap and Island) — Grant C. Angle, Rep. Eighteenth district—(Thurston) —A. S. Ruth, Eep. N ineteenth district—(Pierce)— Carey L. Stewart, Eep. Twentieth district—(Pierce)— Ed S. Hamilton, Eep. (Holdover.) Twenty-first district—(Pierce)— Twenty-second district —(Pierce) Stanton Warlvurton, Rep. —Lincoln Davis. Eep. Twenty-third district—(Pierce)— S. ML Le Crone, Eep. (Holdover.) Twenty-fourth district —(King)— J. J. Smith, Eep. Twenty-fifth district—(King)— Andrew Hemrieh. Eep. (Holdover.) Twenty-sixth district —(King)— Harold Preston, Rep. (Holdover.) Twenty-seventh district—(K ing) —W. W. Wikhire, Eep. (Hold over.) Twenty-eighth district—(King)— L. B. Andrews, Eep. (Holdover.) Twenty-ninth district —(King) — Paul Land. Pop. (Holdover.) Thirtieth district —(Jefferson and Clallam)—C. F. Clapp, Eep. (Hold over.) Thirty-first district — (Snohomish) —T. B. Suiiiner, Eep. Thirty-second district — (Skagit and San Juan)—E. Hammer, Eep. (Holdover.) Thirty-third district —(Whatcom) —William E. Moultfay, Eep. Thirty-fourth district — (What com)—!). E. Biggs, Dem. (Hold over.) Republicans, 26. Fusionists, 8. Houne. First district —(Stevens) —A. A. Anderson, Dem. Second district — (Spokane) — Samuel Miller, Dem. Third district—(Spokane) —H. D. Merritt, Dem., F. S. Merrill, Dem. Fourth district—(Spokane)— Harry Eosenhaupt, Eep.. Storey Buck, Eep., W. M. Shaw, Rep. Fifth district—(Spokane)—C. W. Browne, Dem., .lames Pickett, Dem. Sixth district — (Whitman) — Democrats. Seventh district —(Whitman)—T. M. Durham, Eep., W. Barkhuff, Dem. Eighth district —(Asotin) —John F. Chrisman, Eep. Xinth district—(Garfield)—E. V, Kuykendall, Bop. Tenth district—(Columbia—C. S. Jerard. Rep. Eleventh district—(Walla Walla) —Grant Copeland, Rep. Twelfth district—(Walla Walla) —John (lever, Rep. Thirteenth district—(Franklin) — C. S. O'Brien. Dem. Fourteenth district—(Adams) —J. S. Milan, Dem. Fifteenth district—(Lincoln) — L. Smalley, Rep.. J. ,T. Cameron. Dem. . Sixteenth district— (Okanogan) — H. J. Baron, Dem. Seventeenth district—(Douglas) I— F. Badger, Dem. ; Eighteenth district—— R. B. Wilson, Rep., T. B. Goodwin. Dem. Nineteenth district— (Yakima) — Nelson Rich, Rep. ; I Twentieth district— (Klickitat)— •Joseph Nesbitt, Rep. Twenty-first district— (Skamania^ —C. J. Moore. Dem. Twenty-Second district —(Clarice^ r-T. M. P. Palmers, Rep.. 11. C Host wick. Rep. Twenty-third district. .(Cowlitz) —L. M. Sims, Rep. Twenty-fourth district—(Wahkia kum)—W. B. Starr, Rep. Twenty-fifth district—(Pacific)— W. R. Williams, Rep. Twenty-sixth district — (Lewis^ — IT. M. Tngraham, Rep., George Me- Coy. Rep. TwPT»tv-cr>vPT|t.h —(Thurs- 'on\_ \. J. Eiilknor, Rep., F. W. Stookir>°\ Ren. Twentv-oighth district— (Chchn . li.\_\ W Bush, Rep.. Ralph S Ph ill rick. Ren. Twenty-ninth district—(Mason j — B. Gunderson. Rep. Thirtieth district—(Kitsap)-W L. Thompson, Rep. Thirty-first district—(Jefferson^ —William Bishop, jr.. Rep., L. T> Hastings. Rep. Thirty-second district— —Charles D. Timer. Rep. Th i rtv-th ird district— Pierce)— J. 11. Corliss. Rep., C. P. Kimball. Rep. Thirty-fourth district —(Pierce^ — R. Yorks. Rep., Mark White Reiv Thirty-fifth district— (Pierced—J H. Easterday. Rep., Frank La Wall Dem. Thirty-sixth —(Pierce)— X. B. McNicol, Rep., M. H. Corey Ren. Thirty-seventh district —(Pierce" — G. C. Britton, Rep., Lorenzo Dow Rep. Thirty-eighth —(King)— John Rines, Rep.. John Barclay. Ren. Thirty-ninth district — (King)— Joseph Conway. Dem., William IT Smith. Dem. Fortieth district —— ben W. Jones. Rep., Joseph Dawes Ren. Forty-first district— (King)— "B Rawson. Rep.. W. H. Lewis. Rep. Forty-second district —(King)— R. B. Albertson. Rep., F. R. Burck Rep. Forty-third district —(King)—0 A. Tucker. Rep.. Edgar C. Raine Rep.. Watson Allen. Rep. Forty-fourth district — (Snoho mish) —C. W. Gorham. Rep., Joseph Ferguson. Rep. Forty-fifth district—(Tsland)— <•' R. Morgan. Rep. Forty-sixth district—(Skagit)-J M. Harrison, Rep., F. O. Erlich, Rep Forty-seventh district — (Sar Juan) —R. E. Davis, Rep. Forty-eighth district—(What ocm) —Fenton Merrill, Rep., Ec Brown, Rep. Forty-ninth district —(Whatcom — A. Fairchild, Rep., John Earle Dem. Fiftieth district —(Ferry) — — , Johnson, Dem. Fifty-first district—(Chelan)—A L. Andrews, Rep. Republicans, 58. Fusionists, 2C LOCAL. , A letter from Mr. J. W. Riggs, o Dawson City, has been received a !this office, in which he says mud about the colored colony in the fro [sen north. Mrs. .Jennie Clark ha I opened a first-class restaurant am j dining hall and is doing a most ex :eellent business. She went down t< Koine last spring, but returned In the next boat and is now doing ; lucrative business in Dawson City. Mrs. Minnie Jones is visiting Pawson City from the creeks at present. She and her brother. Jot I'.raxlon, have done exceedingly wel with their claim and have taken ouf ,$7,800 this season. They have an ther claim that they will go to work on very soon and from which they "\pect even greater results. Mrs [Jones has bought her a milch cow land a horse and peddles milk and butter to those living on the creek near by. Messrs. E. J. Terrell, Thom.n- Pierce and (s<> r;re Smith are stil' "iinnino- the Kentucky kitchen and ire making a barrel of money. Mr. Erederick Lawrence is seri ously ill at his home. THE ri,OVER LEAF BALL. The ball to be given by the Clove- Leaf Club Thanksgiving evening "romises to be a very grand affair. The committee has issued a number of invitations, and each person i-- ex pected to present the same at the door before he or she will be admit ted. Xo pains will be spared by the committee to make everything ex ceedingly agreeable and entertain ing. Supper will be served at 12 o'clock and an - elaborate menu will be spread. It will be a full dress ball in every particular. Wagner's or chestra has been employed to fur nish music for the occasion, and a "caller" has likewise been employed. Visitors to the city will be given a most cordial welcome, and every thing possible will be done to give them a most enjoyable evening. It is to be at Ranke's hall, corner Fifth and Pike, in one of the most commo dious dancing halls in the city. There is no doubt but that if you would say a good word for this pa|KM where you trade at regularly it would be the means of it getting an adver tisement from such place or concern The success of one Xegro but o|x>n> the way for others, and all friends of the Xegro should help deserving ones along in their business ventures Should Meredith, Wappenstein o Kennedy be appointed chief of the police, former grafting method would pale into complete insignifi cance to what it would be under them. If Beed has made a fortum out of it. either of thise men would make a fortune and four times ove 1 out of the office. NOVEMBER BANK CLEAB AXCES. 1899. 1900. Nov. 1 $511,516 $424,370 Nov. 2 545,407 463,485 Xov. 3 439,376 355,681 Xov. 4 545,124 Sunday Xov. 5 Sunday 561,166 Nov. 7 681,69? 603,815 Nov. 8 609,113 659,849 Xov. 9 701,434 582,337 Xov. 10 365,998 464,632 Nov. 11 449,138 665.527 Xov. 13 481,416 665,767 Xov. 14 532,425 565,189 Hon. J. D. Atkinson, state audito elect, will be in Seattle until he take? charge of the office in January. Mr. John 11. Ryan is now solicit ing advertisements for the Seattle Republican. Have you seen the "Bee since tlv "lection? Evidently Brer. Bailee was not a very brilliant success at editorial work or he would not hay killed his baby so soon. Desk room for rent at the offic" if The Seattle Republican, 714 Third avenue; steam heat, ground loor and down town. Xext door to Hie Seattle theater. Call at this of lee for further particulars. Dollars to doughnuts that neithei Cudihee nor Fulton will emplo\ •1 single Xegro while they hold of fice. Chief of Police C. S. Reed has te dered his resignation to the mayor to take effect December Ist next. Hon.. E. TV Palmer has gone 01 a ten days' hunting trip in the Okan 1 ogan country. . Hon. Frank W. Cushman address ed the Seattle Chamber of Coir merce last Tuesday afternoon. In the Colonial block. Second an _ Columbia, Irving & Cannon, tsh leading tailors, can be found. Mr. A. P. Sawyer has gone to Ca ). i ifornia for a six weeks' visit. ■ PUBLIC ; POINTERS > Things That You Do Not Know, but Should— Wayside Notes. In a sailor's church in San Fran cisco, after services on Sundays tea! is provided for sailors who attend. Of the 46,988 deaths which oc curred in Paris in 1899 as many as 12,314 are attributed to tuberculo sis, or more than one-fourth. Because Louis Dickering, a Pitts burg, Pa., saddler, failed to invent a perpetual motion rocking chair am a new kind of boat, he committed suicide. Prof. Emil Young, of Geneva Switzerland, says he has counted the ants in five nests and their number,; were 53,018, (57,470, 12,933, 93,694. 47,828. Extensive excavations are being made about the famous city of Pompeii by the Italian government. None of the relics taken from it are permitted to be sold, not even to mv scums, though fabulous prices hav< been offered for them. Of the once powerful Seminole Indian tribe which roamed over the forests of Florida there now remain but three bands of them. They have no tribal relations, and they number but 600 in all. They have no chief and live in a go-as-you please manner. The South American condor is the largest bird of flight in the world. When full grown it measures 17 fee from tip to tip of wing and weighs forty pounds. It often soars to tin height of' 23,000 feet in mid-air, where it is able to suspend itself as though it was hanging on a wire. " According to a late financier's re ports, England owes a public debt of vV500;000,000; France $6,250,000. 000; - Germany, $2,400,000,000: Russia, $4,760,0*00,000, while Aus tria-Hungary and Italy each owe eight times as much as the present national debt of China. According to Frank G. Carpenter, the imperial customs of China an 22,000,000; land tax, 20,000,000: salt tax, 10,000,000; liken, 15,000, --000; native customs, 3,000,000: grain tribute, 3,000,000; miscellane mis sources, 4,000,000, making ? grand total of 77,000,000 teals an nually. On account of the Indian service, our government from March 14th. 1789, to July 30th, 1900, has ex pended $568,358,217. . The expendi hires for the fiscal year ending last July amounted to $10,175,107, of which amount $3,330,000 was de voted to Indian education. The Indian population of the Uni ted States at present is 267,900, of which 45,270 receive daily rations. Nearly two-fifths of the number re ceiving rations belong to the great Sioux nation. Indian Agent Schoenfelt, located in what is known as Indian Terr tory, makes the following report of the five tribes of that community: The total population estimated at 84,750, comprises 20.250 Choctaw and freedmen, 10,500 Chickasawf and freedmen, 16,000 Creeks and freedmen, 35.000 Cherokees and freedmen and 3,000 Seminoles. Their lands comprise a total of 19, --770,286 acres. j Ten centuries hence, says Presi dent S. IT. Pritehet, of the Massac husetts Institute of Technology, the i population of the United States will be 40,000.000,000 human beings, averaging 11.000 to each square mile. ■ Over in Pennsylvania on Hallow e'en night a man's life was saved by a Sunday school paper. While a number of boys were tantalizing a certain home, a woman came out • with a revolver and fired, with a view of scaring the boys away, but 1 her revolver was elevated too high, and a man passing by was struck on the hip by the bullet. Previously he had folded a Sunday school paper :- very closely together and put it in i- his hip pocket, and the ball striking it, spent its force e'er it reached a vital spot. He was not even 3 wounded. x __ The proposition to buy the Danisli West Indies by the United State: 1- does not wholly meet with public approval among the citizens of tha PRICE FIVE GENTS island. There is a prejudice among many of the citizens against being annexed to the United States. Re cently the colonial council passed a resolution against the sale of the isl and to the United States or any other country. The resolution was passed by a majority of 7 in the council; though it is claimed that it was the work of skulduggery, and not a fair test vote on the question. Army reports declare that in each cavalry charge the list of casualties among horses is greater by far than among men. At Talavera 290 horses were killed, while only 240 men were killed At the famous charge of the Light Brigade at Bala klava 360 horses were killed and only 240 men. London, the largest city in the world, is reported by florists to spend $25,000 daily for cut flowers. A Glasgow man has planted fh trees in his garden so that one of them will shade a portion of the house at every hour of the sunlight, which he terms his ''tree club." For example, at 9 o'clock in the morn ing the 9 o'clock tree shades the dining room, while as the sunlight changes the 10 o'clock tree shades the room adjoining, and so on throughout the entire day. During the late election in Eng land thousands of circulars were spread among the voters, showing that under the Salisbury administra tion there had been 33,836 more marriages than during the previous fonr years under the Literal party. This circular is reported to have saved the Salisbury administration from defeat. In Buenos Ayres vegetables are usually sold in piles, so that you tiave to measure the quantity as well as the quality by the eye, and bu tchers sell their meat by the chunk rather than by the weight. San Diego, Cal., never witnessed rat one snowstorm, which was in January, 1882. The school board of El Paso, Tex., las compelled its female teachers in he schools of the city to wear shon tresses for sanitary reasons. Since the assassination of King Humbert of Italy 22,000 anarchists lave been arrested in that country, md scores of people have been ar •ested and fined for speaking apolo getically of Bresci. During Octo oer one tribunal tried 132 persons who had made treasonable utter ances, and imposed sentences aggre gating 144 years of imprisonment, as well as tines to the total of 163,000 francs. So superstitious are the sailors on board a ship that when a dead body is to be sent across the waters on a ship, it is recorded on the invoice as ■■statuary,'" or a "natural history specimen," to evade the superstitious tears of the crew, who declare that any ship that will knowingly carry a dead body will go to the bottom be fore it reaches its destination. The royal Prussian family own forest tracts in Germany amounting to not less than 186,200 acres. The Prince of Hohenzollern owns a tract of 113,600 acres. The Prince ot Stollberg-Wernigerode owns forests covering 119,000 acres. The timber lands of the Prince of Bless com prise 104,000. Smallpox among the Indians of the several reservations of the Uni ted States, and especially in the West, promises, to be of a very seri ous nature during the coming win ter. Many cases are already report ed from the various Western reserva ions, and especially by Agent An lerson, of the Colville reservation. Strict quarantines are being main tained by the agencies, that the die ease may not get out. Mr. A. T. Lucas lectured at the A. M. E. Church last Tuesday even ing. His audience was rather lim ited; nevertheless he lectured. Cheap polities] grafters soon run their race, and there is a brace of bees in this city who are quite aware of that fact about now. Mr. E. H. Holmes, of Spokane, was doing the Queen City this week. Mr. Henry High, who at one tiny" ran into Seattle on the O. X., pissed through the city this week en rout; 1 to California. I i Wanted —You to pTace your wani s: ads. for all kinds of colored help ir cJThe Seattle Republican, 714 Thin t avo.