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VoL VII., NO. 38
Gleaned from All Points of
the Compass
Anti Gambling Bill Discussed—
, Unique Bills Introduced by Leg
islators—Kansas and ;Mrs Nation
Still in Front.
The supreme court of Illinois has
handed down a decision in which
the court holds that dram shop keep
ers are liable for personal injuries
sustained by persons while intoxi
cated as a result of the use of liquor
obtained from them. The case in
point was from Pana. T. 11. Weber,
husband of the appellee, became in
toxicated in a saloon and was killed
-by falling from his wagon. His
widow recovered a judgment for
$3,000 in the lower court.—Streator
Free Press.
If the saloons of this place were
made responsible for their work they
would be much more careful about
who they sold their vile stuff to.
A victim of the slot machine
mania committed suicide yesterday
in Tacoma. Every dollar the unfor
tunate man made was spent on the
slot machines, while his wife and
four children were left in want. If
slot machines must be tolerated at
all, people should learn that they
have no chance of winning anything
out of them in the long run. The
money might just as well be thrown
away.—Tacoma News.
Society has a conceded right to
protect its members from smallpox
or diphtheria, and i! would seem as
if it had a right to protect itself
from a disease w rorse than either.
Speaking of the Kansas mobs and
their wrecking saloons, the Seattle
Republican says: "In theory it is
all very well to wait for the authori
ties to enforce the law, but in prac
tice it does not always work. Xo
one condemns Gen. Sherman and
the vigilance committee in San
Francisco for taking the law into
their own hands when he found the
authorities were powerless."
The Republicatn is arguing from
a false standpoint. The authorities
are never powerless except when the
majority of the citizens are arrayed
agains tthem. The proper way to
do it w rould be not to "wait for the
authorities to act," but to pitch in
and help them to act. The prohibi
tion law of Kansas is either a good
thing or it is not. If it is a good
thing, it is the. duty of every good
citizen to help the authorities en
force it, and if they will not enforce
it to enforce them. If it is not a good
thing, the sooner they get it off
their statute books the better for the
public good. The same is true of
some of our Washington laws. It is
the presence on our statute hooks of
laws which nobody tries to enforce,
and which the officers cannot en
force without the aid of the law
abiding class, that is the cause of the
growing contempt with which our
laws are regarded. We have laws
enough, but those whose duty it is to
help enforce them are spending their
time inveighing against the officers
for not doing so without even pub
lic opinion to back them.
Xo, Brother Cayton, officers are
very like other people —they may be
slow about doing their duty, but
they will do it—when they have to.
and we don't like to see a respecta
ble newspaper attempting to justify
the acts of a mob —it doesn't look
well.—Sultan Journal.
Xo, Bro. At wood, we are not in
favor of mob law except in cases
where the exigencies of the public
demand it. In California the author
ities refused to act, and the best peo
ple of the community were a unit
for drastic measures. It was the
same in Montana in the early seven
ties, when scores of murderers and
highway robbers were hanged by
vigilance committees. If the pro
hibitory law of Kansas is unpopular
it should be repealed, but until that
time arrives it should be enforced.
It is not the citizens' business to en
force laws, because they pay an army
of officials for that very purpose.
While Mrs. Nation is not our ideal
of womanhood, she has accomplished
some good in calling the attention
of the authorities to the fact that
there is an immense pressure behind
her in the nature of public opinion.
Charles M. Schwab, the president
of the Carnegie Steel Company, is
39 years old. He went to work in
the steel works at Braddock in 1880
as a stake driver in the engineer
corps at $1 a day. In seventeen
years he has become the president of
the greatest steel manufacturing
company in the world at a salary of
$50,000 a year and a 3 per cent, in
terest. His stock holdings are now
worth $30,000,000. Who says that
young men have no chance to rise
i nthe world? —Tacoma News.
And yet there are hundreds of
young men in Seattle and Tacoma
lounging on street corners and pray
ing for the good old times when a
man had a chance to work his wav
up to positions of trust. When you
ask when that time was, they will
point to the time of the civil war or
some other inflated period. The fact
is there never was a time in the his
tory of the country when a young
man of industrious and economical
habits could earn as much and save
as much as at the present time.
An anti-gambling bill has been in
troduced at Olympia which provides
that the player or victim in a gam
bling game shall be equally guilty
with Uir keeper of the place, and
that all stakes seized in ;u raid or
oherwise taken possession of are to
go into the public school fund.
Everett would draw the line on this.
She may use fines collected from pro
moters of gambling and other evils
to pay the cost of policing the city,
but she would not care to raise
school revenue in that wav. —Everett
The bill was probably introduced
at the request of the gambling fra- j
ternity of the state, and is intended 1
to suppress all chance of obtaining!
evidence against the fraternity.
Representative Ed. Brown, of
Whatcom, is championing some non
descript legislation which provides
for the nomination of a candidate
for I . S. senator by each party at the
convention preceding the meeting of
the legislature. The electors are to
vote for their candidate and the re
sult is to be certified to the legisla
ture. All this is intended as a straw
ballot, as the legislature cannot be
bound by the proceeding. It is only
intended as an expression of the
opinion of the voters, and might
easily occasion serious dissensions
within the parties. It is pop legisla
tion of the worst kind, and is not
likely to be popular with the major
If this is Populist legislation, in
the name of common sense let us
have more of it. The practice of
voting and indicating the prefer
ences in the party has been often
tried in several states and no one
questioned the wisdom of the acts.
The effects of abolishing the can
teen are already noted at Fort Sam
Houston, Tex., in the opening of a
number of saloons near the army
post. Army officers who sounded the
unheeded warning are not surprised,
and have just grounds to fear a de
moralizing effect upon the men. —
Oregon ian.
Every one knew what would
finally be the sequel except a few old
grannies who thought and cared
more for a theory than for the prac
tical effect. The same report comes
from Fort Sheridan. Since the clos
ing of the canteen the receipts of the
saloons have doubled.
Culled and Collected from
Reliable Sources,
World Notes Condensed to Readable
Form—ltems Concerning Various
Congressional Doings—Scientific
Matters Brought Out Briefly.
Heather grows in many parts of
South Africa.
that the editors all lost their heads
for opposing the Boxers.
An Irishmatn says a soldier makes
his living dying for his country.
Excavations are being carried on
at Pompeii around the Basilica.
A negro murderer was lynched
and his body burned at Terre Haute,
At Diamondville, Wyoming, near
ly fifty lives were lost by fire in a
What we call a spider's thread
consists of more than 4,000 threads
Eailway track elevation in Chi
cago has cost the companies $17,
The French Legion of Honor is
the biggest order of merit and num
bers 55,000.
A French expert says submarine
navigation has been solved by his
Austrian merchants and manufac
turers are alarmed over the increase
of foreign trade.
Many Etruscan tombs have been
found in central Italy during the
past two years.
New York city owes more by $60,
--000,000 than all the forty-five states
of the Union together.
It is said that beside the indem
nity Russia will demand 30,000.000
taels for injuries in Manchuria.
The New York Zoological Society
will soon operate automobiles of its
own for the benefit of the public.
The Peking Gazette, the oldest
daily paper in the world, has sus
pended publication. It is supposed
A machinists' union was organized
in Honolulu on the 19th ult. It
starts out with ninety-eight mem
The poisoning of people in Lon
don by drinking beer has had the
effect of decreasing the sales 20 per
It is said that posts put in the
ground upper end down will last
much longer than those put in the
usual way.
About fifty of the principal obser
vatories are now co-operating to as
certain the distance from the earth
to the sun.
Steve L. Hommedieu tried to
shoot Robert Pinkerton, manager of
the eastern department of the cele
brated agency.
In Siberia one has to ride as much
as 500 versts for a doctor. There are
only one physician to 30,000 inhab
itants in Russia.
Troops in Pekin looted the roof
of at Buddhist temple in the belief
that the tiles were of gold, but they
were only plated.
During the present century the
Bible has been translated into 350
languages, which nine-tenths of the
human race can read.
The great pipe organ to be used
:n the temple of music at the Pan-
American exposition was built to
mler at a cost of $15,000.
During the past year there were
1,005 domestic articles of incorpora
tion filed in the office of the secre
tary of state af Olympia.
A bronze has relief tablet of Ham
ilton Fish, Jr.. who was killed in Ihs
Spanish-American war, has been
erected in Columbia college.
Vital statistics show that 7,000
people die annually of consumption
The theatre at Ephesus has been
laid bare by the Austrian excava
tions. The great harbor appears to
be of Greek, and not Roman origin.
Mexicatns and Yaqui Indians em
ployed in the Mexican mines at
Phoenix, Arizona, are alarmed over
the proposed importation of China
A country doctor in Rouen,
France, has discovered that swab
bing the throat with common petro
leum is an effectual treatment of
The monthly pay roll has in
creased and with it the population of
Everett 5,000 since the census was
taken. It is now the fourth city in
the state.
Up to 1880 France had only pri
vate high schools for girls. Now
there are forty female lyceums sup
ported by the state, and twenty
eight by cities.
Preparations are being made for
the erection of a large steel plant at
Norwalk, Ohio, which will cost
$1,000,000. Over 2,500 men will
obtain employment in the works.
On April Ist the window glass
trust will close down eighty plants
and throw 30,000 employes out of
work. The idea is to curtail pro
duction and keep up prices pri
W. A. Heath, of Rawlins, Wyo.,
says he has invented a flying ma
chine which will revolutionize water
navigation as well as solve the aerial
navigation problem.
Broadwater, near Worthing, Eng
land, has had but two rectors in the
nineteenth century. The late in
cumbent was appointed in 1797 and
the present one in 1853.
The abandoned farms of Massa
o',..i. .(1^ arc fust being taken tip.
Three years ago there were 330 thus
classed in the state. A recent enu
meration shows there are now only
The leader of the famous Marine
band at Washington, D. C, gets
$1,500 a year, and the first and sec
ond-class musicians $60 and 50 a
month respectively. They are al
lowed ration money besides.
The Marquis of Lansdowne in
1866 succeeded to the marquisate
and estates, which extend over nine
counties and include close upon 140,
--000 acres and bring in a rent roll of
between $250,000 and $300,000.
The moving sidewalk of the Paris
exposition was a great success:
6,694,308 paid for the privilege of
using the platforms, while only
2,635,867 used the railway that car
ried passengers in the other direc
tion. .
Geo. E. Roberts, director of the
United States mint, estimates that
the total gold output of the world
for 1901 will be $365,000,000. Of
this amount the United States will
produce $94,000,000, or about $10,
--000,000 more than any other coun
In carrying out the repairs to the
Temple of Carnak, M. Legrain dis
covered a city gate. It is the first
found in Egypt and is of great
height. The chief causes of the fall
of a part of the temple are the char
acter of the soil and the artificial
flooring of the temple.
The Swiss have invented a new
kind of life-saving apparatus. It is
a pitch cloak and weighs about one
pound and will keep even a fully
equipped soldier above water. It
has water-proof pockets in which
food and drink may be carried, as
well as blue lights in case the wearer
is shipwrecked in the night.
The court of appeals of New York
has handed down a decision that
will have a far-reaching effect. A
contractor refused to pay the rate
of wages which the municipal au
thorities held necessary under the
law. The court denies the right of
the legislature to fix wages of a mu
nicipality. The decision affects
about 5,000 teachers, all the firemen,
policemen and other city employes.
Reporter's Notes of Various
Appropriately Bunched for the
Quick Header—Gathered from
All Points of the City's Compass
—Council Notes.
The assessors will start about the
10th of March to begin work in the
The nickel in the slot machine is
still doing business in most of the
saloons of the city.
W. H. Agnew, who will be Audi
tor Lamping's chief deputy, assumed
liis duties last week.
Judge Tallman is making a very
satisfactory judge of the equity de
partment of the superior court.
Dr. J. C. Thomas has taken charge
of the Anti-Saloon League. He is
a new arrival from Pennsylvania.
The pair of constables that went
to take possession of the Totem gam
bling saloon got pretty roughly used.
The police department has given
notice to the theatres of the city
■that aisle chairs will not be toler
Chief Meredith has not yet made
any attempt to enforce the ordi
nances recently passed by the city
The grafting community are in
hot water for fear that the court pro
ceedings may make them tell who
got the swag.
The saloon men are not going to
lose the benefit of side entrances
without a fight. Nearly all ignore
the ordinance.
Sam Cohn was either "seen" or
was persuaded to let up on gambling
for fear of his health. The gambling
business goes on apace.
The Automatic Telephone Oom
patny won their case before Judge
Tallman, but the city has taken the
ca.-e to the supreme court.
President Mellen was in the city
the last of the week and had an in
teresting meeting with the members
of the Chamber of Commerce.
The upholders of law and order
are carefully perfecting their organi
zation. They intend when ready to
drive every slot machine out of bus
Shomo got off again scott clear by
fixing the prosecuting witness. What
that individual does not know about
fixing up his crimes is not worth
The irrepressible chief deputy in
the assessor's office manages to keep
in position the most of the time,
through ways that are sometimes ter
rible murky.
Dr. F. W. Sparling is kept pretty
busy these days examining appli
cants for enlistment into the army.
Tie says a splendid lot of men are
being received.
The Seattle Electric Company will
apply for permission to extend their
system to Woodland park. This will
open up new territory' and be of
great benefit to the public.
So far that has not been a gen
eral sweep of clerks in the different
county offices. Old-time Pops and
Democrats are working as contented
as ever alongside of their gold bug
Gardner Kellogg is now marshal,
and Cook and Clark assistants of the
fire department. Cook is occupying
Tvellogg's place as chief, and Capt.
Clark assistant. All are excellent ap
The Hoshor case, which h familiar
to all newspaper readers, has been
continued until March 11. Hoshor
and Thompson, it is alleged, de
frauded a wealthy Klondiker by the
name of Torrence.
The man who says Jim Hill is a
friend to Seattle is wrong in his se
quence. Seattle is a friend to Jim
Hill. So far as Jim Hill is con
cerned he is simply a friend —to Jim
Hill. The saving clause for the city
is found in the fact that he can't
exist without a "terminus."—Seattle
Mail and Herald.
The Seattle Times is authority for
the statement that Jim Hill has
done more to build up Seattle than
have all other men comhined. A
good way to emphasize, by way of
illustration, would he to size up the
Hill tax hill and compare it with the
aggregate tax hill of the great mi
nority, the rest of the city.—Weekly
The trustees of the A. M. E.
church will hold a grand rally on
April 14th in order to make a su
preme effort to clear the church of
indebtedness. Clubs have been or
ganized, with some of the most
prominent ladies of the city as cap
tains. The trustees have offered
prizes to the clubs raising the most
money, as follows: First prize, value
$10; second prize, value $5; third
prize, value $2.50. All church mem
bers and its well-wishers are grate
fully requested to help us out by as
sisting the clubs and also participat
ing in the rally, which the trustees
hope to make a grand event.
The Sullivan heirs still continue
to come forward.
There have been 400 deaths in
two days from the plague in Bom
Dr. Hutchinson will shortly sever
his connection with the Firs-t Pres
byterian church.
The work of installing iron cells
in the new wing of the penitentiary
is still in progress.
The legislature of California has
passed a bill making prizefights in
that state a felony.
A resolution inviting President
McKinley to visit the state of Wash
ington passed both houses.
The inauguration last Monday
was a splendid affair, notwithstand
ing the Washington weather.
Ryan and Clark, Tacoma high
waymen, were sentenced to ten and
eight years in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Nation manages to keep her
name in the papers, and that will
probably satisfy her ambition.
Consul Wildman said in an inter
view at Honolulu that the insurrec
tion in the Philippines was at an
Senator Carter talked the infa
mous river and harbor bill to death,
and thus saved $50,000,000, tempo
A moral wave has struck Dawson,
and the authorities have ordered
the gambling and other evil resorts
to close.
Mr, Charles T. Yerkes, the Chi
cago street car magnate, has sold his
Chicago street car interests to a
large syndicate.
Congress has adjourned, and the
people have reason to congratulate
themselves on the fact that they
went when they did.
The Olympia people are again
happy on account of the purchase of
the court house, which makes the
capital more secure.
The manifestations against the
Jesuits of Oporto, Spain, continue.
The police are doing their best to
disperse the rioters.
It is now Mr. Pettigrew. Having
laid aside his senatorial toga, he will
not be very likely to have any more
use for it in South Dakota.
Capt. Jones, of the Eighth in
fantry, captured four hundred insur
gents in the Philippines and drove
them from their stronghold.
Schlatter, the divine healer, is not
meeting with unbounded success in
Tacoma. He came near organizing
a free fight at his first meeting.
The bill appropriating $5,000,000
for the St. Louis exposition passed.
When all other grafts fail, the expo
sition scheme generally succeeds.

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