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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Vol. VIII., No. 18 PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things in the Public Mind. AX IXAI "Gl RAL PLEDGE. President Roosevelt's inaugural pledge to maintain the McKinley policy and likewise his invitation to the lnemhers of the McKinley cab inet to retain their portfolios is but the repetition of what every other vice president who has unexpected ly been called to the presidential chair on account of the death of the president has always done. Howev er, the general public have reasons to believe that President Roosevelt will carry out the cardinal principles of the McKinley administration, and will, for the most part, work in per fect harmony with the present mem bers of his cabinet. Simply because, to some extent, Mr. Roosevelt was a part of President McKinley's for mer administration and vice presi dent of his late administration and to some extent in perfect accord with both of the administrations and lent his aid in many ways toward the perfecting of the same. WHAT OTHERS DID. Vice President Tyler, who suc ceeded William Henry Harrison, eventually found an excuse to change most of the Harrison cabinet and likewise to reverse the public policy, which was instrumental in electing the Harrison-Tyler ticket in 1841 to the presidential chair. Tn 1849 Millard Fillmore was called to succeed President Taylor, and while he promised not to change the Tay lor policy, still he did so almost in stanter. Vice President Andrew- Johnson, who became president in ]<S(i") after the assination of Lincoln, most sacredly promised the Ameri can people to carry out the Lincoln policy, but this he failed to do in toto, and the cabinet officers, one after the other, were removed until his administration bore no sem blance to the Lincoln administra tion. While President Arthur did not wholly change the policy of his predecessor, James A. Garfield, who was killed in 1881, yet he came so near doing it that one would not miss it very far to say that he real ly did so, and as on former occasions the members of the Garfield cabinet, one by one were dropped out until a complete change had bee nrecord ed. With Mr. Koosevelt the case is quite different, for, as said above, he lias been a member of the Mc- Kinley household for a good many years, and there is every reason to believe that the McKinley policy in every respect will be carried out, even to the building and maintain ing the complete supremacy of the Isthmian canal by this government. Akmunmlii (JMenu's Jury. Occasionally one sees in print an assertion to the effect that all of the members of the jury who convicted Charles J. Giteau, the assassin of President Garfield, of murder in the first degree, have either died of vio lent deaths or are insane and con fined in some asylum. This is not true, and with but one exception, only one of the jurymen is confined in an asylum and only four of them have since died. When the jury re turned a verdict of guilty as charg ed against Gitcau, he rose up in the court room and cried out to the twelve men, "My blood is upon the head of the jury, and don't you for get it. That is my answer. God will avenge this outrage." The pop ular impression that many, if not all, of the jurymen had been taken away prompted John P. ITamlin, who was foreman of the jury, to make the following statement con cerning his assistants in that mem orable trial and conviction: "Our average ages at the time was 50 years. Eight of us are still liv ing in this district, dates, I think, was the youngest, and Ilohhs, who was the second of our number to die, was the oldest, if I mistake not. Mr. Prather died only a few days ago. Thomas Heinlein and Fred Brandenberg have passed away. Poor Sheaham is in the insane asylum. His misfortune, I am sure, is not from anything that has to do with the (iiteau trial and conviction. Stewart, I believe has retired from business, (iates is employed at the navy yard. Brawner is in the dis trict service. Wonnley is also em ployed in the district government. Ijjingley has been employed for a long time in the treasury depart ment." doomed to nirc. Leon Czolgosz, the wretch who as sinated President McKinley, was put on trial last Monday, and though he plead guilty to the charge of mur der in the first degree, the court J would not accept the plea, and had j one of not guilty recorded against [him. His trial began Monday as soon as a jury could be empaneled. He had no defense to offer and the jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged Tuesday. Much precaution has been used by the authorities to keep the man from being lynched by the enraged citizens, and thanks to the better judgment of the Amer ican people he has been given a fair and impartial trial, and has been found guilty by a jury of his peers, and will pay the penalty of liis awful crime, if such a thing can be done, in the electric chair. Death for such a vrretch cannot be claimed a just retribution for his crime, but ii is the very best that the living can give him, and there is no doubt but that he will get the full extent of it. A IIKi FOOL EDITOR. While a greal many nonsensical statements have been made by fool ish persons concerning the assassin ation of President McKinley of a sarcastic nature by persons who dif fered from the president and his policy, and to some extent by real anarchists, yet no American news paper man seems to have been fool ish enough to speak disparagingly of the martyred president or to com mend the action of his assassin ex cept Clarence Jones, proprietor of the Press-Post, of Columbus, Ohio. That paper, both editorially and in its news columns, -poke very offen sively of the president and the peo ple of that section took serious ex ceptions to its utterances, as well as its editor, and it required the assist ance of the entire police force as well as a company of militia to pre vent the outraged citizens from not only lynching the editor, hui to like wise demolish the plant and build ing in which the paper is published. It is needless to add that Editor Jones is a Democrat in politics and runs a paper of that same faith and belief, but it is rather remarkable that he should so far forget his American principles on such an oc casion as this an to denounce a man for whom the entire world was wreathed in mouriag. Even had there been any truth in his mad ness there certainly was no common sense in it, and if for no other rea son, his own financial interests should have prompted him to not have spoken as he did of tin 1 martyr ed president. Granted, for the sake of argument, that what Editor June said was true, it was said at the wrong time as well as in the wrong spirit and could not have done oth erwise than have brought haired and malice down upon his head from the readers of his paper regardless of their politics. Some one lias woil written, "When in Rome do as the Romans do," and Editor Jones might have applied this to himself, and in this the nation's bereavement mourned along with the other mourners, and if his feeling- were such that he found it impossible to mourn, then it would have been wise for him to have kept si ill. TTis frankness came very near costing him his life," and unless he i- very careful it will certainly cost him his fortune. ADVERTISIXC. ASTROLOJiISM. The astrologistE ore haying a great time over the assassination of President MeKinley. The}- are now claiming that a great many of them predicted at the time of President McKinley's second inauguration that his administration would be a stormy one and would end in a fa tality. They further claim that their prophesies were more than ver ified at the Pan-American demon stration in honor of the president, when Vice President Roosevelt's pic ture was sent up bearing the inscrip tion. "Our Vice President." when the '"our" almost instantly burned out and this was immediately follow ed by "vice" which left '"President" standing, and this remained some seconds before it burned out. The astrologists claim that the instance was so very striking that a great many persons at the time were im pressed with the strangeness of it. A few hours later, comparatively speaking, President McKinley was assassinated, and still but a few days later Mr. Roosevelt was declared president of the United States. That all of this was a strange 1 coincidence no one will deny, but that the astrol ogists were able to predict them is absolute rot, and no one but the su perstitious and ignorant will consid er their prattle along this line for a .-ingle moment. There is no medi um of communication between this world and the Great Beyond, and any person or persons who declare that they can commune with the other world and impart their infor mation to the beings of this world, is not only a hypocrite but is an im poster of the most dangerous type. The intentions of God Almighty are not imparted to anyone in this world SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1901 with a view of giving sueii persons any idea of what lie intends to do j with any of the inhabitants of this I world. There is absolutely no chain or line of connection between this world and the world of spirits, and it is but a delusion and snare on the part of the one to try to convince | anyone that there is, and it is super stition, weakness and ignorance on the part of any living person to in | any way give credence in any way, ! form oi manner to such rot. nii\i:si: jewish col.©my. Minister W'u Ting Pang, the Chi nese minister to the United States, in an address recently delivered be j fore the Jewish Chautauqua, claims 1,700 years ago there was a Jewish colony of *>,<>oo persons es tahlislied in China, and that the Chi nese and Jew- lived peaceably to gether. The Jews built a syna gogue in an ancient Chinese city known as Kung Chan, which they called I'inlan. This colony has re mained in China since that time, hut unfortunately it has recently grown fewer in number until at the present time it does not number over 200. Strange to say that the Jews were not persecuted in any respect by the Chinese, though they differed in every respect in their religious views and differed even more radi cally than do the Chinese and Prot estants, if such a thing could be, which prompted Minister Wu to ask she question why all of this trouble between the missionaries now in China and the Chinese. The Jews were not only the exact opposite to the Chinese in religion, but were the same shrewd traders and dealer? as they are now, and settled in that country for the purpose of dealing with the Chinese, which they did. and yet they lived peaceably togeth- Itnd did not raise riots, as did the testants, which prompted the re t Boxer uprisings. Of the twenty rulers slain in the last century eleven were presidents of republics. Emperor Paul, Russia, choked. ISOI Sultan Selim, Turkey stabbed. 1808 Pies. d'lstria, Greece, sabre .. .1831 Duke of Parma, Italy 185-4 President of Ilayti, stabbed. . .1859 President Lincoln, U. "S., 5h0t.1865 President Malta, Peru, shot ..1872 Pres. Moreno, Ecuador, shot.. 1872 Pros. Guttiriz, Ecuador, shot.. 1873 Sultan Abdul Aziz, Tur.,stab. .187-4 President of Paraguay, shot.. .1877 President Garfield, U. S., shot. 1880 Czar Alexander 11, Bus., bomb. 1871 Pres. Barrios, Guatemala, shot. 1885 Queen of Corea, poisoned 1890 Pres. Carnot, France, stabbed. .1894 Shah of Persia, stabbed 1896 Pres. Barrios, Guatemala, shot. 1898 Empress of Austria, stabbed. . .1899 King Humbert, Italy, shot 1900 President McKinley, shot 1901 FOItAKKR IS FRIENDLY. This paper learns with much sat faction from the Washington Bee, j that Senator J. B. Foraker, of Ohio is classed as one of the staunchest and truest friends of the* Negro of this country in the United States senate. Mr. Foraker never loses an opportunity to champion and defend the rights of the Negro when such rights are placed in questionable lights by unscrupulous persons prompted by race prejudice for their stand rather than from the real facts. This calls to mind the gu bernatorial campaign of 1880, when J. B. Foraker was first nominated by the Republicans for governor of the state, but was defeated by Judge Hoadly, the Democratic nominee. The cause of Judge Foraker's defeat lav in the fact that every colored vot er, or practically every one, in the state voted againest him, they hav ing misconstrued some decision that he had handed down while presiding judge in a civil rights case, as mean ing a personal stab at the progress of the colored people of this country. The matter was talked over by Judge Foraker and the leading col ored men of Ohio, and as a result |he was renominated for governor and defeated Governor Hoadly by an overwhelming majority at a sub sequent election, as every colored man in the state voted for him. II defeated Governor Iloadly by overwhelming majority at a sub uent election, as every colored n in the slate voted for him. ice that time Governor Foraker's political star has been in the ascen dancy and on all occasions he has proven himself to- be a true and trusted friends of the Negro race, hence this compliment paid him i from the leading Negro journalist in Washington city. The state of Colorado has four parks whose elevations are from 7,000 to 9,000 W'oi above the sea level. North park has an area of 2,500 square miles. South park 1,000 Middle park 3,000 and San Luis 9,400. Colorado has 250 rivers and 1,000 inland lakes, all of which are fed from the melting snows of the mountains. The growth of sugarcane was not ed in [idia B. ('. 325 by one of the generals of Alexander the Great, BROTHER IN BLACK Under Critical Eye of Ob- serving Men. OREGON'S COLORED POPULATION. From a recent census bulletin it is learned that the colored popula tion of the state of Oregon is 18, --945, of which 15,502 are males and 3,452 females. Of this number 10, --397 are Chinese, 4,951 are Indians, 2,501 Japanese, 1,105 Negroes. There are 2,563 females and 2,388 males among the Indians. There are 2,501 males and 96 females among the Japanese. There are 10, --397 males and 265 females among the Chinese. There are 677 males and 428 females among the persons of Negro descent. These figures concerning the colored population of Oregon are to be compared with 232,985 males and 180,000 females among the whites of that state. THE NEGRO INCREASING. It is claimed by a leading paper of the East that when the present census is completed! it will show 12, --000,000 colored Americans, out of a total population of 75,000,000 in this country, which does not include Indians, Chinese and Japanese, but persons of African descent. If these figures prove correct it will show that one-fifth of the population of this country are descendants of the twenty African slaves brought hith er in 1(120 by a Dutch trading vessel. It will further show that these peo ple have proven to he the most pro lific in the way of natural increase of any distinct class of citizens in the United States, and if they main tain the same ratio of increase for the next century they will outnum ber by a heavy per cent, the white population of the United States, un less some war of extermination breaks out and the blacks be slaugh tered at an alarming extent and thus decrease their increasing numbers. The colored population of this coun try ha.- increased at a more rapid rate than the white population, despite the fact that there are on an aver age of 18,571 white foreigners com ing into this country every month of the year and practically no Negroes, which number every month has av eraged for the past eighty years. By multiplying this monthly number of immigrants by twelve and then by eighty, it will be seen that during that time something over 20,000,000 of foreigners have come to Ameri ca to swell the increase of white pop ulation. Stop the foreign immigra tion, as is now contemplated by the leading men of this nation, for half a century or omre and there is no doubt byt that the colored popula tion would show an increase of some 25 per cent, more than the whites. BLACK HOYS THERE. A writer in the Atlanta Constitu tion is responsible for the assertion that no great historical event has transpired in the United States "but that a colored man played a conspic uous part therein. Owing to the fact that he was among the first set tlers in the country and brought here for the express purpose of man ual labor, it can be truthfully said that the Xegro felled the forests, cleared and tilled the fields, tunnel ed the mountains, leveled the hills, bridged the rivers, and was first and foremost in preparing this country for agricultural purposes. The first blood spilled for American in dependence was that of a colored man, Crispus Attacks, who was shot down by the British soldiers on State street in Boston at the begin ning of the Revolutionary war. Many men with black faces and of African descent took active parts in the American revolution, and receiv ed the highest praise from General Washington. The war in 1812 was started by the British armies taking one colored and two white sailors from an American man of war. War was at once declared and according to the best historical accounts 400 colored men were with General Jackson in the battle of New Or leans, where the Americans gained a most decided victory over the Brit ish and thereby ended the war. Gen eral Jackson, after the battle, issued the following address to the colored soldiers: "To the Men of Color, Soldiers: From the shores of Mo bile I collected you to arms, I in vited you to share in the perils and to divide the glory with your white countrymen. . . . But you have surpassed all of my hopes. I have found in you, united to these qual ities .that noble enthusiasm which impels to great deeds. The presi dent of the United States shall be informed of your conduct on the : present occasion and the voice of the representatives of the American na tion shall applaud your valor as your general now praises your ardor." FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM. The colored soldier played no less conspicuous part in the great Civil war, when his freedom was being battled for by the Northern blue coats. When he was permitted to enlist in the army the cry of "We are coming, father Abraham, two hundred thousand strong" came from every hill top in the South, as his shiny face showed up for fight to preserve the Union, and their deeds of valor and bravery during that terrible war are still being told by the survivors of Port Hudson, Milliken's Bend, Fort Wagner, Fort Pillow and a hundred other battle fields wher black men fought like demons for their freedom. Colonel Roosevelt never seems to tire in sounding the praises of the brave black boys who followed him up San Juan hill. The leading military au thorities of the world have proclaim ed the bravery of the Ninth and Tenth cavalry, colored, equal to that displayed by any company of sol dires that ever fought on a battle field. Though they were warned by the English spectators that no man could climb San Juan hill and live, they, fearless of their danger, press ed on from point to point until they had scaled the heights and driven the Spaniards from every strong hold. They lost more than two thirds of their number in that awful charge, but they proved to the world that bravery knew no bounds with in a black bosom. RDICATED XEGRO WATCHED. An exchange says, "The world has its eye upon the educated Negro, and when he acts without common sense he is classed as ignorant and in competent.'' This is well said and the point equally well taken. The world always has its eye upon the man whom it has reason to be lieve knows better than to commit overt acts and do things that only ignorant and superstitious persons would do. When a person claims to be educated he naturally attracts the eyes of the educated as well as the Uneducated upon him and more is naturally expected of him than of the ordinary uneducated, and for this reason the educated should be very careful what he or she does. HAVE XO A\ARCHISTS. It is quite commendable on the part of the Negro population of this country that out of the 12,000,000 there is not found a single one that tolerates anarchy in any shape, form or manner. Yea, it can be truthful ly said that at no time and at no place has the colored man ever been either charged or proven guilty of being a traitor to his country's flag, all of which is most remarkable for the simple reason that no race of people in the United States have been oppressed and mistreated as has the black race, and despite all this he is as loyal and patriotic as any of the sons of the revolutionary war whose ancestry sprang from George Washington's blood. COLORED CO-OP. COLONIES. The colored citizens of the city of Omaha are struggling to put in op eration a first-class, up-to-date co-op erative gracery store. Such mercan tile institutions are becoming quite common in many of the Eastern states and it is more than likely that this effort on the part of the Omaha citizens will prove equally success ful as many others have done. It will be remembered that the city of Chicago already has a co-operative grocery store among the colored cit izens, which has recently added a dry goods department, increased in size, dimensions and capital, so as to make it a pretty fair imitation of the great department stores that are so common to Chicago. The effort in Chicago has proven entirely satis factory and the colored co-operative store is now classed by the commer cial concerns of the country as on a splendid financial basis and doing a most excellent business. There is no reason why colored men cannot unite their small capital in such in dustries with perfect success as well as satisfaction to all concerned, and it is here predicted that this will be done in most of the towns and com munities where any number of color ed persons are to be found, which is quite right and proper. OLDEST COLORED MASOX. From the Washington Leader ,a paper pnbiished in the interest of the Colored Free Msnsons of the United States, it is learned that the oldest living colored Free Mason in the United States is Illustrious Hen ry 11. Gilbert, a thirty-third degree Mason, of Philadelphia. Pa. At his last hirthday in February, he was 81 years of age, and he is still in excel lent health and in splendid physical condition. REALM OF RELIGION Among the World's Christians and Quasi Christians. COLLECTING MILLIONS. The Methodist million guinea fund, as it is sometimes called, now nearing completion, has reached its present position by imitating the democratic financial basis which the founder of Methodism adopted in his early Methodist societies. There were three important features—two of them novel ones—in connection with the fund. First, there was the fundamental principle that from ev ery Wesleyan Methodist member of society, worshiper or adherent —of whom there are probably from 2, --500,000 to 3,000,000 in England, Scotland and Wales—we asked one guinea. Up to the present moment we have promises amounting to more than £930,000, and we have about £660,000 paid. It is a very noteworthy fact that out of the large sum thus promised, as nearly as we can estamite, about £600,000 is giv en in guineas by individual donors of that amount. The second novel feature of our fund is the signing by every donor of one guinea of a church roll, which we call the historic roll. This roll contains nothing but the name and address of the donor. No reference is made in this, or, indeed, in any other public list, to the sum given to the fund. Some generous people have given many thousands to the fund, but their names stand side by side with those who have given only one guinea. To every subscriber to the fund we present a certificate, il lustrated with scenes from Metho dist history and early leaders of Methodism. Of these, more than 500,000 have been issued. We have also had a commemmorative medal struck, of which more than 60,000 have been sold. The third feature of the fund we were compelled to modify. It was our original intention to close the fund on December 31, 1901, being the last day of the nineteenth cen tury, and to hold throughout the United Kingdom on the following day thanksgiving services in every one of the 10,000 chapels. The In dian famine, the war ,and other cir cumstances interfered with the com pletion of the fund. We were com pelled to give another year to the enterprise, and we have now decided to close the fund December 31 of this year, when we fully expect to report that the whole of the million has been raised. The result attained so far is due to the magnificent organization of Methodism—an organization poli ticians may well envy. At the head of the Methodist organization stands the Wesleyan conference, an assem bly consisting equally of ministers and laymen. Below "the conference rank thirty-four districts, into which England, Scotland and Wales are parceled out, each with its chairman and its secretary. It should be re membered that the Wesleyan fund does not cover the whole of British Methodism, nor Ireland. The Irish Methodists have already completed their fund, amounting to more than £50,000. We decided, before we asked for any subscriptions, to what the fund would be devoted. Everybody knew, therefore, from the beginning how his money would be spent. Nothing was left in this respect to the com mittee. Distinguished people would probably succeed far better with their public appeals if they could be persuaded at the outset" to state clearly how they intended to expend the money entrusted to their care. Our fund is to be spent thus: £300,000 in grants for new churches, mission halls, manses, sol diers and sailors' homes, and for the enlargement or rebuilding of old places of worship; £100,000 for for eign missions; £100,000 for home missions, including the work of dea conesses, and temperance work; £50,000 towards the enlargement of our children's homes at Bamer road, at Edgevvorth and elsewhere, so as to secure that no Methodist children shall ever have to go to the work house; £200,000 for educational work—namely, a new training col lege, elementary day schools and middle-class schools; £250,000 for the erection of a central Methodist hall, or church house, in the west end of London, as the denomina tional headquarters of Wesleyan Methodism. R. W. PARKS. Send The Eepublican one sub scriber. Price Five Cents PIGET SOUXD M. EX CONFERENCE. The Puget Sound Methodist Epis copal Conference has made the fol lowing pastoral assignments for the ensuing year: Seattle district—Wilmot Whit field, P. E., P. 0., Tacoma; Auburn, T. E. Dyer; Ballard, A. J. Josslyn; Bothel, A. J. Whipkey; Bremerton, George Arney; Dcs Moines and Sun nydale, S. J. Buck; Issaquah, L. J. Covington; Kent, A. J. Whitfield; Kirkland, R. Z. Fahs. Seattle appointments —Asbury, A. E. Burrows; Battery Street, H. D. Brown; Brooklyn, Rial Benjamin; First church, E. M. Randall, Jr.; Grace church, Edward McEvers; Ha ven church, J. M. Dennison; Madi son church, F. E. Morris; Trinity church, A. B. Chapin; South Park, Rowland Hughes; Wesley, South Seattle, by H. L. Mifflin; Sidney, S. P. Brokaw; Snoqualmie, A. J. Mc- Namee; Valentine and Orillia, by J. W. Ball; West Seattle, to be sup plied. Chehalis district—J. E. Williams, P. E., postoffice Centralia, Wash.; Aberdeen, Charles McDermoth; Am boy, to be supplied; Bay Center, A. W. Brown; Camas, E. C. Parker; Castle Rock, W. N. Ludwick; Cen tralia, J. W. Miller; Chehalis, M. V. Ilidlebaugh; Chinook, by B. N. Gal braith; Columbia, to be suplied; Cos mopolis, S. G. Jones; Elma, F. S. Pearson; Fishers, E. 0. Harris; Grays River, to be suplied; Hoquiam, J. W. Setterswaight; Ilwaco, F. E. Smith; Kalama, 0. L. Doane; Kelso and Catline, C. E. Fulmer; Monte- W. E. Thompson; Oakville, V". R. Bennett; Pc Ell, John Lewtas; Pioneer and La Center, A. Demoy; Pleasant A'alley, to be supplied; Skamokawa, W. M. McWaters; South Bend, C. B. Seeley; Toledo andßoisfort, by A. B. Brown; Vance, to be supplied; Vancouver, E. H. Todd; Vancouver circuit; C. F. Ben nett; AVillapa, to be suplied; Win lock, E. L. Highes. J. C. C. Pratt left without appointment to attend school; member Vancouver quarter ly conference. Tacoma district—B. F. Brooks, P. E., postoffiee Tacoma, Wash.; Buck ley, T. J. Smith; Bucoda and Rai nier, E. Hopkins; Burton, T. J. Mc- Queen; Dungeness and Seqnim, to be supplied; Gig Harbor, A. B. L. Gellerman; Irondale and Hadloek, to be supplied; Little Rock, Andrew Anderson; Olympia, R. C. Glass; Or ting, H. W. Michener; Port Angele9 and Clallam, G. W. Frame; Port Townsend, W. H. Leach; Puyallup, Benadom; Shelton, W. B. McMil lum; South Prairie, E. L. Bower; Sumner, supplied by A. L. Gray. Tacoma appointments — Asbury, G. L. Cuddy; Bismarck, J. R. Ed wards; Central, F. E. Drake; Ep worth, D. G. Le Sourd; Fern Hill, Horace Williston; First church, H. V. Givler; Fowler, F. A. La Vio lette; Mason, G. G. Ferguson; Park and Wesley, W. M. Welch; St. Paul's, C. S. Revelle; Second church, C. W. Darow. Vashon, A. H. Marsh. Missionaries to Alaska, W. H. Sel leck, M. A. Covington, N. G. B. Bar ton, and W. J. Rule. J. Wesley Glenk, professor in Pu get Sound university, member of Fowler church quarterly conference. Whatcom district—W. S. Har rington, P. E., postoffiee Whatcom, Wash.; Anacortes, W. S. Hanlin; Arlington, G. D. Dimmick; Avon, G. S. Guyler; Bay View, J. W. Fres coln; Coupeville, J. H. Kevan; Cres cent Harbor, McClellan Reed; East Sound, R. H. Massey; Everett, I. R. Lovejoy; Fairhaven, T. B. Sears; Ferndale, T. J. Kalgran; Friday and Roche Harbor, supplied by Henry Harnsf; La Conner, C. A. Williams; Langley, to be supplied; Lopez, H. D. Ward; Mount Vernon, J. W. Kern; Whatcom churches, S. S. Sul liger, and Trinity, Nathan Evans; Nooksack, suplied by Isaac Dillon; Nooksack Indian mission, T. A. Owen; Sedro- Woolley, to be suplied; Snohomish, G. A. Sheaf; Stanwood. John Bretts; Sumas, T. J. Hazelton; Wallace and Sultan, to be suplied; Whatcom circuit, to be supplied. G. F. Mead, member of First church, Whatcom, quarterly confer ence, left without appointment to attend school. Swedish district—John Johnson, P. E., post office Skaglt, Wash.; No ra, Albion and Ida, supplied by E. Johnson; Cedar Home, supplied by J. A. Anderson; Everett, to be sup lied; Pleasant Ridge, C. J. Nelson; Portland, Or., K. O. Berglund; Seat tle, E. J. Falk; Skagit City, John Johnson; South Bend, to be suplied; Spokane, to be suplied; Tacoma, to be supplied. The largest land estate in the world belongs to the czar of Russia and it contains about 1,000,000 acres. In 1,403 cities of Germany there are 7, 365 book sellers. Germans are great book worms.