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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VoL VII., NO. 27
Culled and Collected from
World Notes Condensed to Readable
Form—ltems Concerning Various
Matters Brought Out Briefly.
The king of Spain gets a couple of
million a year.
The president of France gets
$240,000 a year salaray.
Russian gold mines give an annual
yield of 86,668 pounds.
The legal rate of interest in Can
ada is only 5 per cent.
The czar of Russia manages to ex
ist on $12,000,000 a year.
The emperor of Austria, being a
widower, live* on $12,000 a day.
Alabama and Virginia will both
try for new constitutions this year.
The electrical works of Germany
represent an investment of $300,
Queon Victoria had seventy-three
children, grandchildren and great
Spokane promises to have three
tickets in the field at her coming
Kansas City will build a large ba
nana warehouse capable of holding
The penitentiary board of Missis
sippi has purchased 1,000 acres for a
state convict plantation.
The canal bill introduced in the
Prussian diet calls for an appropria
tion of $97,250,000.
Chicago has the only municipal
pawnshop in this country. They are
common in Europe.
Canada will have a building at the
Pan-American exposition which will
be a credit to the country.
The Chinese came off from their
high perch when they found that
Waldersee was in dead earnest.
An immense searchlight which
will cast its rays fifty miles will be on
exhibition at the exposition.
Sing Sing's name is derived from
"Sint Sies," the title of a former
branch of the Mohican Indians.
In 1890 the output of minerals in
the United States amounted to about
$619,000; in 1899 to $976,000.
A horse can pull three tons on
level steel rails for every ton he can
pull on an ordinary high road.
The court at Leavenworth, Kan.,
refused to release the notorious Capt.
Carter on a writ of habeas corpus.
Palms never live more than 250
years. Ivy has been known to live
450, chestnut 860, oak 1,600 years.
Saloon licenses are being raised in
many of the towns and cities of the
state and Seattle sehould follow suit.
Ceylon is setting its house in order
against the arrival of the plague.
The municipality has killed 60,000
The biggest thing in the way of
guns ever produced will be on exhi
bition at the Pan-American exposi
The oldest bonnet was found on
an Egyptian mummy, that of a prin
cess who was interred about 2,000
years B. C.
Pat Crowe has written to Million
aire Cudahee denying any conniv
ance with the abduction of Mr. Cud
The Xew York Press says that it
is much easier for a woman to feel
that she has a pure heart when she
has on a silk petticoat.
The Paris exposition managers re
port a loss of only $400,000. The
expenditures were $23,300,000 and
the receipts $22,900,000.
A St. Louis (Mo.) teacher, to pro
mote punctuality among her pupils,
promised to kiss the first to arrive.
The inducement proved altogether
too popular with the big boys.
The British museum has recently
comfe into possession of a mummy
which is generally believed by ex
perts to be at least 8,000 years old.
The Siamese government has ask
ed for American bids for the con
struction of a plant for the manu
facture of ammunition in that coun
In Winona, Minn., there bas been
900 cases of smallpox, and some of
the surrounding cities, and towns
have quarantined against the infect
British Columbia has renewed its
quarantine against the state of
Washington. Passengers are to be
examined at Northport and vaccina
The natural park of 1,297 square
miles proposed at the headwaters of
the Mississippi, will, if it is establish
ed, be the first in the central region
of the country.
It looks very much as though the
South African war had about run its
length. Gen. Botha has seen the
handwriting and has opened negoti
ations for peace.
There are no less than 45,000 lap
dogs in Paris, and the owners pay 10
francs a year license and when they
die they are as well taken care of as
most human beings.
The American people spend $112,
--000,000 annually for theater going.
In Sweden it has been decreed
that a separate car must be provided
on suburban night trains for intoxi
Rare Egyptian papyri are to be
distributed among American univer
sities and museums. Antiquities col
lected by the Egyptian exploration
fund are distributed pro rata accord
ing to their subscriptions.
Pliny says the liquor of the cuttle
fish was often used by the Romans
for an ink. It was considered supe
rior to the lampblack preparation,
but it was not used so freely on ac
count of its much greater cost.
All over the country there is an
oil boom in progress. Companies
are being formed and experts are be
ing sent out to keep track of the
progress of the work. Most of the
companies will bear close watching.
The brother of Andree, the miss
ing aeronaut, has opened his
brother's will, as he has long since
given up the idea of hearing from
him, and the tenor of it shows that
the explorer hardly expected to re
Only fifty years ago but one wo
man worked to every fifty men. At
present the rate is one to four. Thir
ty years ago two-thirds of all the
self-supporting women were domes
tic servants. Today only one-third
are so employed.
The largest uncut diamond in the
world was the Bonanza, owned by
the king of Portugal, 1,680 carats.
Its cutting reduced it to 367 carats,
but even thus it retains its suprem
acy, and the next largest is the Star
of the South, 254 carats.
Frau Rosa yon Rosthorn, wife of
the acting Austrian minister at Pe
king, has been given by the Austrian
emperor a war medal hitherto only
awarded to men. Her valor and ser
vices during the seige also won her
the French Legion of Honor.
Sixty per cent, of the voters of
Jackson county. Miss., are delin
quent' on poll tax and nearly 6.00^
in Hinds county. The great major
ity are property owners and whites.
This shows that disfranchisement
cuts in more ways than one.
Hartford's new steam patrol
wagon, which cost $2,505. weighs
3,000 pounds and is operated at a
cost of 2 1-2 cents a mile. It is of
twelve horse power and runs from
15 to 20 miles an hour. In five
minutes a steam pressure of 200
pounds can be generated from cold
The Japanese have started a move
ment to mark the place of Commo
dore Perry's landing at Yokohama
with a suitable memorial. It is
probable that it will take the form of
a lighthouse on the dangerous Ply
mouth rocks at the entrance to Um
ya bay. the beacon to be surmounted
by a bronze figure of the commo
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1901
Victoria managed to live on $220
Eighteen years ago the mayor of a
commune in Switzerland and two
citizens perished in a glacier. The
remains of the latter were recovered,
but those of the mayor were caught
in a crevaise and only a portion
could be recovered. The glacier has
now given up the balance, which
consisted of a portion of a leg, some
clothing and some francs.
The Chicago Great Western and
the Chicago & Alton and Erie rail
roads have stopped the practice
of allowing peddlers and news agents
upon their trains, as it was found to
be a nuisance to the traveling public.
Greenwich time hae been adopted
officially in Spain, and the number
of hours has been numbered from 1
to 24, as in Italy.
The fine Greek bronze recently
discovered at Pompeii has been plac
ed in the Naples museum, where ex
amination shows it to be covered
with a fine layer of silver, says a
Rome correspendent. This peculiar
ity gives the statue unique value, as
there is believed to be no other
bronze statue in the world so cover
bronze statue in the world so cov
The Philadelphia Record says that
in one of the large cities there is an
unknown clerk who for several weeks
has been stamping religious texts on
the mail that passes through his
hands. Business men of New York,
Chicago and Philadelphia have been
finding lately in purple type across
their correspondence such admoni
tions as "Prepare to meet thy God,' 7
or "No man knoweth the day nor
hour when his soul shall be required
of him." This has made many of the
business men angry, and a search has
been instituted, but thus far without
The special agent of the United
States department of agriculture in
charge of the experiment station at
Sitka, Alaska, reports that there is
not the slightest doubt that grain can
be matured anywhere in Alaska. He
obtained samples of wheat, oats, bar
ley and rye from several points in
the interior, some even in the far
north. These grains were grown
during the season of 1900. With one
exception they grew wild from seed
that was scattered, and it is but right
to suppose if they will grow without
cultivation they would do much bet
ter if properly planted. Flax was
also grown at Sitka. It attained a
height of more than three feet. The
agent says that flax would undoubt
edly be a profitable crop to raise.
Mr. J. F. Gayton sustained a pain
ful accident last week by severing his
left thumb with a hatchet.
Miss Cora Oliver is quite ill at the
home of her sister, Mrs. J. E. Haw
Mrs. Scruggs, a former resident of
this"city, who has been absent for two
years, returned last Friday on her
way to Alaska, where she has flatter
Mr. H. R. Cayton announces in a
telegram to Mrs. Cayton the death
of her mother, Phoeba A. Revels,
widow of the late ex-Senator H. R.
Revels, of Mississippi.
, Whatcom has twenty-six saloons,
■•paying a license of $400 per year
each, but the council of that place is
seriously thinking of raising the li
cense to $1,000 each.—Skagit News-
People who say high license is the
proper caper should not object to
paving a high license.
The legislature this week accom
plished the death of the Tolman rail
road commission bill in the senate by
a vote of 20 to 14. The measure had
it become a law would only have cre
ated an expensive political graft.—
If all the prospective telephone
systems were inaugurated in Seattle,
there will be fun for a short time at
Yes, it is reasonable to expect that
there will be a regular "Hell-o" all
the time.—Washington Standard.
The Aberdeen Bulletin says that
out of eight criminal cases there
were no convictions at the late spe
cial term of the superior court.
There was just one criminal case
tried at the last term of court and
there was no conviction for the sim
ple reason that the Aberdeen author
ities allowed the guilty man to escape
and arrested the first men they hap
pened to meet at the scene of the
crime. Furthermore, it is said that
the man who did the cutting which
resulted in the death of his victim
made his escape from the scene of
the crime through a restaurant,
where one or more Aberdeen officers
were seated at the tables. —The Vi
In King county we do not have to
make any excuses for not convicting
murderers. A defendant might walk
up to the rack and acknowledge the
corn and yet some unknown influ
ence would induce the jury to acquit.
But we hope for better things under
An English trade review pays an
eloquent tribute to one of the salient
features of the McKinley tariff when
it warns the Welsh tin plate manu
facturers that they "may shortly find
American manufacturers competing
in this trade as in others" in Great
Britain. And it was only a few short
years ago that the Journal's free
trade contemporaries were vocifer
ously assuring their readers that tin
plate never, never could be produced
in America—that American tin plate
mills were all "myths!"— Boston
During the campaign of 1898 one
of the best informed men of Seattle
informed the editor of this paper
that to his certain knowledge the
manufacture of tin in paying qtian
titios was absolutely impossible in
America. Since then and even be
fore the United States had become a
heavy exporter and today threatens
to invade all the tin markets of the
A decision has been rendered by a
British Columbia judge which may
bring consternation to numerous
stockholders in that country who
have purchased mining shares of
companies at less than the par value.
His decision is to the effect that if a
party buys stock direct from a com
pany at less than par, that the pur
chaser is liable for the difference. If
the par value is $1 a share and but
10 cents was paid for it, the holder is
liable for the difference of 90 cents
a share. Of course there is no liabil
ity unless the company has an indeb
edness. However, if the stock is
purchased second-handed, this deci
sion does not apply. A similar deci
sion was rendered by a Montana
judge several years ago in the case of
the Fourth of July Mining Com
pany, which cost a Butte mining
man nearly $20,000. —Newport
It may have the effect of curtailing
the amount of worthless stock that is
annually placed upon the market
this side of the line by sleek British
Columbians that are never intended
to pay dividends.
The Seattle slot machines were
frightened into retirement on Thurs
day. Complaint was made against
half a dozen of them, and the owners
of the rest of the machines made
haste to remove them.—Reveille.
The slot machines have not all
been removed, but unless the Anti-
Saloon League lets up their days are
A bill has been passed by the legis
lature making the office of wreck
master an appointive one. instead of
elective, as at present. Thus will the
practical joke in the county conven
tion be missed.—lsland County
There will be one less position
with which to fix up disgruntled
Our Dumb Animals, edited by
George T. Angel, of Boston, is trying
to compel the United States to stop
selling horses and mules to Great
Britain. We wonder how our farm
ers and stockraisers will take to this
scheme of the old man.
The supreme court of Missouri has
decided that the pure food law, en
acted two years ago, is constitutional.
This law prohibits the use of alum
in baking powders and kindred com
binations. The decision settles the
legality of the law, but not the jus
tice, equity or good sense of the
legislature in passing it.. The im
pudence of the baking powder trust
in demanding such an enactment is
only equalled by the stupidity of the
representatives who complained with
their designs. An insult is offered
to congress in asking it to pass a
measure of similar import.—The
West Coast Trade.
We cannot see where the insult
comes in. If it is an insult to pro
tect consumers from the rascally
knaves who palm off edibles that de
stroy health and life, then it is a
good idea for an occasional insult to
be forwarded to congress. If goods
were sold for what they really are
there would be no outcry.
Washington's birthday was gen
erally observed in Seattle.
The anti-saloon league is still after
the gamblers and law breakers.
Edward Clyde, another victim,
gave up his life for having too much
faith in saloon protection.
A special venire had to be issued
for the trial of Langdon, who shot
and killed Gambler Shank.
The mayor signed the side en
trance ordinance and it is now the
law of the city.
Slot machines have been removed
on account of the vigorous prosecti
tion instituted by the anti-saloon
The Seattle Central Railway Com
pany has sold $250,000 bonds'of that
company. This is the Frink-Trem-r
The Morans began overhauling the
Bear last week in prepartion for her
long trip to Siberia to secure rein
deer for Alaska.
Variety theaters below the dead
line are afraid that the new ordi
nance relating to the box business
will mean them.
More tracks are needed on the
Xorthern Pacific yards south and ef
forts are being made by business men
to remedy the matter.
Trancontinental lines are all daily
crowded with passengers for Puget
sound. A very large percentage come
here to make permanent homes.
Crowd? of home seekers are com
ing to the city on every train, and
even the rapid pace of building is not
keeping up with the demand for
The Star had a reporter interview
the saloon keepers of the city o nthe
question of high license, and the
"unny part of the business was that
each one considered the other fel
ow's place a dive.
Shomo's attorneys are again play
ing the waiting game. They think,
rightly, if they can get continuance
after continuance until the prosecut
ing witness is tired out, they will
acquit the monster.
A. D. McKenzie has started for the
Koyukuk country. He will be about
forty days on the route. Mac will
make it if anylwdy can, but the trip
will be a lonesome one and his job
Langdon was acquitted of the
murder of Shank in the criminal de
partment of the superior court. It
could hardly have been otherwise.
The prosecuting office was outclass
ed as far as attorneys were concern
Dr. E. Weldon Young has again
been re-elected president of the Son?
of the American Revolution. The
doctor is one of the most popular
young men in the city, and the so
ciety did a wise thing when they se
lected him to the position.
The Chicago Loan Office was rob
bed of diamonds of considerable
value. The thief thoroughly planned
the raid and had the proprietor
where he could but look on and see
his property taken. Two policemen
were a few feet away, but they might
as well been in the Soudan for any
good they were to him.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Reporter's Notes of Various
Appropriately Bunched for the
Quick Reader—Gathered from
All Points of the City's Compass
Gov. Nash has come out on top,
and henceforth prizefighting will be
one of the lost arts in the Buckeye
W. J. Meredith began proceedings
last week against W. G. Rartranft
which may lead to a speedy settle
ment of the matter at issue.
James and Einehart were never
the disinterested patriots that some
people believe them to be. But one
year more and their faces will be
sadly missed. ,
A twenty-inch wooden water main
will be built to Green lake and Fre
mont. When completed, those su
burbs will be supplied with city wa
Jerome Catlin, at one time one of
the hop kings of Puget Sound, died
at 2122 Fourth avenue, of heart fail
ure. Mr. Catlin was an intelligent,
kindly man, such as one delights to
Holen Gould is building one of the
finest Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation buildings in the world at
Brooklyn, N. Y. It will cost $300,
--000, and it is intended as a memorial
to her parents.
The Seattle and Lake Washington
Waterway Committee are now going
to work in earnest to build the South
canal. Gov. Semple said that con
tracts would be let this week. They
have all the money they need.
The council passed the increase of
salary ordinance, and now some of
the be=t legal lights maintain that it
is illegal on the ground that the con
stitution of Washington expressly
provides that no salary shall be in
creased or diminished during his
term of office.
The anti-saloon league is after the
slot machines that pay money and
show lewd pictures. When the ap
preciate the fact that these devices
are even worse than the liquor sold,
they will take a practical step for the
suppression of evil and will be a
practical element for reform.
The Seattle Central Railway Com
pany, whose leading stockholders are
Frink, AVhite, Meacham and Trem
per, will try and make some import
ant changes in their route which will
make them important competitors of
the Seattle Electric Railway Com
J. A. Moore has removed the mask
and the halo which' was supposed to
surround the immortal J. J. Hill.
The peculiar feature of the situation
was, the fact that his sponsor, A. J.
Blethen, of the Times, allowed the
communication space in his paper,
following in an editorial which was
mournful in tone.
James and his penny evening sheet
are endeavoring to make the people
believe that the Automatic Tele
phone Company is in no manner an
offspring of the Sunset. James for
gets that he proved to the contrary a
few nights ago in a speech in the city
council. It isn't so much the interest
of the "dear" people that James is
considering as it is his own.—Review.
The supreme court has handed
down a decision in the somewhat no
ted case of the Charles Hopkins
estate against the American Loan &
Building Association of Minneapolis,
a defunct, fraudulent concern. The
amount involved was not very large,
but as a test case for the numerous
other cases of similar facts it is all
important. The plaintiff had paid
over $4,000 dues before the concern
became insolvent, and this amount
he wanted credited on the mortgage
note. Fred H. Peterson was the at
torney for the plaintiff.