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FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1905.
CASHIER ADAMS GOES WRONG. That honesty is the best policy even George E. Adams, recently cashier of the U. S. assay office, is now willing to admit, and while honesty does not always bring the same amount of luxury and comfort as does dishonesty and questionable business meth ods, yet honesty gives that ease of mind, soul and conscience in a human being that is worth a million times more than all of the gold of the world dishonestly acquired, even though you are never detected in the acts of dishonesty by your fellow man. One who is guilty of doing dishonest things must car ry a burden day after day that, figuratively speaking, must be heavier than the weight of Mt. Rainier, for he or she must expect to be detected at some time, and every time a fel low being gets too near such fellow man is suspected of being an officer of the law on his trail. The "400" of the city must have had fit after fit this morning when they saw and read in the morning paper that a leader of their set was only a common thief. Had Ad ams been content with small sums his pecu-i lations might have run on for years without detection. For an instance, had he been willing to put up with $5,000 or $6,000 per year he doubtless would have never been de tected, but when his stealings reached the enormous sum of $35,000 in one year then he ought to have known that it was only a question of time when he would be forced to quit wearing diamonds and put on prison stripes, as a more conspicuous personal or nament. Personally, George E. Adams was an ele gant young man —pleasing and affable, and made and had a great many warm friends. No wonder such men as Jacob Furth and M. F. Backus became his bondsmen, each qualifying in the sum of $30,000, the amount of the bond he had to furnish for his release as soon as they heard of the trouble. When he substituted black sand to keep up the standard, which made the sacks tally in weight, he showed that he was no slouch in devising a way to get rich quick, that he could pose as a society swell. # # # Peter Irving a Washington pioneer, and who cleared the original townsite where now stands the city of Tacoma, died in that city last Thursday. # # ♦ Charles Osner has been named by the Ger mans of this city as a suitable person to elect as one of the school directors. He is vouched for by all the German-American residents and he will doubtless make a good run. There are a great many persons in the city who are not satisfied with the pres- PETKOVITS FUR CO. Importer and Manufacturer of all kinds of furs and fur Garments Alaska Sealskin Garments a Specialty Latest novelties In all kinds of Pur Capes In stock or made to order. Large assortment In Bugs and Bobe«. Special attention given to reno vating and repairing fur garments. 110 MARION STREET Between First and Second Avenues. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN ent board and they will vote for a change next Saturday, December Ist. So disgusted are many of the voters that they will vote for even a Socialist, his horns to the contrary notwithstanding, rather than vote for the present members. # # # The Jews have every reason to believe that the people of this nation, regardless of relig ious belief, sympathize with their persecut ed brethren in Russia, for money has come freely from the gentiles in every large com munity. Human sympathy is world-wide, and no better proof has been given than dur ing the past two weeks.—Catholic Progress. Seattle Tide Lands Lots Ready To Build Upon Filled to Grade t Streets Paved and All Other Improvements in Business Block, Wholesale and Retail Houses, Factories, Etc, i locate: here — CRANKS. Thirty millions in our banks, __ _ , , , . , Put there by Seattle Cranks; These Lands are located m the coming busi- iam but a tide land lot ness section of Seattle, near the new Union in^thfslot; Passenger Station and Freight Depots that are Touch me not. built on made land. Annual loss of increment, More than forty-flve per cent, T , , i . ,i t«™ j i_ -ii Yet the bankers are content; We also have lots that are not filled, but will won't allow a single cent be in the near future. <?, n your sorr? investment Xll resume my upward flight, I will soon be out of sight, A large list of choice lots for sale. Leave you in a pretty plight And methinks it serves you right, ~ - , , , n £ Good night. Ours for lease only, at five per cent of pres ent valuation Wp nay all tflirp<! and nQ<jP«« Millions in the sordid banks, ent valuation, we pay an taxes ana assess- Kept there by Seatt i e cranks, I congratulate the banks; ments- Thanks. The "Seattle Spirit"; RATS, PUT YOUR MONEY IN TIDE FLATS. H. H. Dearborn & Co. Owners Seventy-Five Lots Room "C" Halle/ Building 805 Second Avenue, Seattle HUMAN ODDITIES Charles Kaltenhauser, of Pittsburg, weighs 565 pounds. He is an alderman, of course. Alexander Ribot is a candidate for the place of Attdiffret-Pasquier in the French Academy. The late Julius Sunde is one of the greatest wits in recent years in the German book world. John Muir, the discoverer of Muir Glacier, in Alaska, is a venerable naturalist and ge ologist. Bishop Mora, of Hidalgo, Mexico, recent ly celebrated mass 1500 feet below the earth's surface.