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The Cities of Olympia and Tumwater, and
VOLUME 11. NO. 194 >
Elegant Stock
612111)ng : Block.
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All Krnds l
309 and 3il Main street, Olymyla.
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Beef, Mutton, Pork and Veal.
Poultry of all kinds. Choice Vegetables
in their Season.
Siléby’s Block, Muinfitu Con, 7th. Tel., No. 88
Headquarters for Everything.
- —-A magnificent stock. of—-—— |
Ceiling Decorations
Just received.
East 4th at - - - - Olympm,“ash
Wooden and willow‘ware, crockery and
glassware, guns pistols, rifles, all kinds of ‘
ammunition, cement, paint oils and win ‘
dow glass. ,
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él-REDUCE- S I GCK-lér“
Everv article in stock will be sold
at a net Discount of
2 0 per- cent.
$25 Suits fors2o 00 slo_Boy’sSuits g0f0r.................58 00
$208uit5f0r...;...................... 16 00 sß‘Boy’sSuits g0f0r..................56 40
$158uit5f0r........... 12 00 SGBOY’S Suitsgo fors4 80
$105uit5f0r.......................... 800 $580y55uit5g0f0r...................5400
$85uit5f0rm......................1. 640 s3Boy’sSuitsgo f0r,,._,_,,,,.,,,.,.,52 40
M slsol3oy’sSuitsgo f0r...............5120
‘2O per centuflu..Mackinboshes réduced......2o per cent.
. 20 per cent.. . ..Overcoats reduced.. . . .20 per cent.
20pe1 cent... Gent’s furmshings reduced...l2o per cent.
20percent..........y.Hats reduced“.........2opercent;
20 per cent‘ . . .Boots, Shoes, etc., reduced. . . .‘2O per cent. 3
I The Clotluer,
4:16 MAIN S'I'REE'I‘-
The Best, Cheapest and Cleanest Fuel.
Dealers in all kinds of fuel. Orderl left at R. FROST’S store will receive prompt attention.
7 WiVW
Recommendations or; Street Im
provements and Al‘hessments,
Sewers, El‘c.,,Etc-
City Engineer Millard ‘lz'emon has pre
pared for presentation to the city council,
in exhaustive report, in which he touches
Jpon many necessaries for the substantial
improvement of the city’sstreets. In it he
shows that of $95,000 expended on street
.mprovements since J anuary, the average
:ontract price per cubic yard was 22 cents.
l‘he highest price paid for excavation, in
:luding clearing, was 28 cents, and the low
3st 17 cents.
Mr. Lemon urges that every street be
;horoughly finished before the winter sets
11, and that contracts for the improvement
)f a street should include everything nece
bssary to a finished street, such as grading,
graveling. curbing and, in some instances,
lidewalks. Then his idea is, when prop
:rly finished, to’ levy one assessment for
ill the expense incurred. In this way he
,hinks the assessment will be more cheer
‘ully paidL'
”Gravel is the meat available and eco
10mical surfacing for streets,” says Mr.
Lemon, “but the populous thoroughfares
n the business portion of the city require
)ther pavement.
“Planking is not satisfactory and mac
adam is a doubtful expedient. Here the
[treats are level, or nearly so, and for a
:lean, well tested and satisfactory pave
nent at a moderate cost, I confidently rec
)mmend asphalt. It is no experiment
Llld admirably suited to a residence city,
Inch 9, character as the capital is likely to
On the question of sewerage the engineer
states that the year ’92 shoul be memorable
in the history of Olympia for the construc
tion of sewerage. He urges the advisabil
ity of the city earning t e exact value of
the plans recently purchased for the new
system and says:
“I wish to enter a protest against the
manner in which sewer pipe has been
buried during the present year. It isa
part of the censurahle day-labor proceed
ing and done at an extravagant cost, done
at irreiular times, and at no time iput
under t 6 direction of the ell%ineer’s of ce,
where it,of all work. shou d be glaced.
The work was done by ordinary la orers.
under no competent supervislon, without
regard to grade, alignment or tight joints,
and its existence should be ignored in the
sewer plan of the city.
The drains now used as sewers through
out the city, whether of wood or pipe,
without excegtion, are a menace to health,
and should 9 abandoned as speedily as
possible. The careful construction of
wisely planned sewers, to a very considera
ble extent, will not violate the golicy of
strict economy likely to e ob
served during the coming year. Day
labor, under the direction of the street
commissioner, should not, in nay judg
ment, compass work that can be one un
der contract
Great economy and equal excellence can
always be obtained by labor performed un
der carefully prepared a eclfications. In
support of this opinion {will cite any of
the street ‘ grading done by day labor dur
ing the present year. ‘
n various instances tn! ‘cost has beeh
from 40 to 60 per cent. more than the same
could have been .done for by contract.
Editor Tribune:
A bill will come before the city council
tonight for painting street signs. This
work was ordered by Boss Sickles without
any authority of the city council Whatever.
W lat right has the chairman of the street
committee to enter ihto a. contract with
anybody to furnish street signs or any
thing else and then ask the city to pay the
bill. Isn’t it about time to stop such fool
ishness? Look at the cheap signs that
have been stuck up over the city. Manx
of them have already been defaced.
ood indestructible sign made of Iron could
gave been secured at but little cost. The
point is however, who gave Boss Sickles
any yermission to spend the peoples money
for tle signs. If he has the dgall to order
signs for the city, why not or er a street to
be graded, graveled or paved ?
Christmas Decorations.
At tne Congregational church this year
the Christmas decorations are exceedingly
tasty and pretty in design, and any
thing like it has not hitherto been at
tempted in the church. The walls are dec
orated with two scrolls with ivy green
borders, on which is written in glold,
“King of Kings and Lord of Lords.” wo'
Banels at the top end of the church are
cautifully inscribed in letters of gold on a
pink background, with flr border. Pretty
green and gold baskets containing ivy and
choice ever reens are prominent in differ
ent parts of 6 the church. These, with pretty
stars and diamondspof lovely design make
the place worth visiting. C. W. Hooper,
superintended the work and was assissted
by the young ladies of the church.
More Theatrical Criticism “Rot.”
The play of “Mr. Potter of Texas” was
seen at Seattle last night. The Post-Intel
ligencer critic says: /
Miss Jefl'regs Lewis was extremely effect
ive—and sig tly, it may be added—as
Lady Annerly. In the title role Joseph
Wheelock was Eicturesque, dramatic, hu
morous and pat etic—perfect, for he is one
of the finest. character actors now on the
American stage.
Large Crowds.
The attraction of the day is Rose & God—
ard’s jewelry auction. Hundreds of peo
ple visit the place at each sale, and a large
amount of stock seemingly, is being
turned into cash. it is a shame to see high
grade goods being {mocked 01f away below
cost; ut such sacnficea have to be made.
A New Photographer.
W. Duckering, the new iphotographer,
comes to Olympia, with the reputation of
doing first-class work. He has facilities
for doing the largest portrait work of any
photographer in Olympia, having a camera
14x17. all and give him a trial. Seventh
and Main streets, Silsby block. d-2312f
Grand Army Boys.
“We‘have a very good post of the Grand
Army of the Republic here in Olympia,"
said Commander Archibald Adams today.
“We have eighty-three members, with four
applications, and everything is working
smoothly.” \
Bargglqs in Presents.
Remember M. 0. Connor’s stock of toilet
sets. mahicui-es’, collars and cuffs and
albums. are new and in good order and are
going this week at hicago wholesale
prices. Toys below cost. d2l-6b.
Holidasv goods are not out of sight in
price at tarr’s. --
To buy city warrants at once.
dec22-5t LACEY & FORREST.
The Official Escort at the State
Line and other Dele
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 23,—The train
bearing the body of the late Senator Plumb
arrived 'here early this morning. Those
who formed the escort were Governor
Humphrey, Kansas; his staff and officers
10f the state; Timothy McCarthy, Depart
} ment Commander, G. A. R. of Kansas, and
his stafi, and a delegation from various
‘posts of Kansas. The pail bearers were
Mayor Harmon and members of the city
council of Kansas City, Kansas; 11 com
mittee of representative men of that city
anda. detachment of metropolitan police.
Governor Humphrey formally received the
body from the sergeant-at-arms of the
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Arguments in the Cases Before;
Judge Robinson Today—The ‘
Railroad Holds the City ,
Responsible. 1
Proceedings in interesting suits were
commenced before Judge Robinson, in the
superior court this morning, the cases be
ing those of Captain Z. J. Hatch, for $lO,-
000, for damages incurred to his property,
in the change of grade on Seventh and
Franklin street, by the building of the
tunnel through Seventh street for the
Northern Pacific railroad, and by J. A.
Silsby for $5,000, for alleged damage to his
building, formerly the old Episcopal
church, at the corner of Main and Seventh
streets. The plaintiffs are represented by
Allen & Ayer, James M. Ashton being
present for the railroad company. Should
Captain Hatch be successful it is likely
that severalother suits will be commenced.
In the action of J. A. Silsby the result will
be awaited with curiosity.
When the Northern Pacific first sought a
right of way through Seventh street, it
was the intention to build a thor
oughfare to the depot, leading from
Main street, which would necessitate the
acquisition by the railroad companfi, of the
lot about 60 feet in Width onw ich the
church building stands, The compang' of
fered Mr. Silsby S7OOO for the land an af~
tel-wards increased the offer, but Mr.
Silsby, so attorney Ashton says, demanded
slß,ooo. Then it was that General Mc-
Kenny agreed to move his house one block
south, on a lot which formerly belonged to
the Unitarian Society. He realized the
value of the railroad to such an extent that
he made way for a street on his property
and received no remuneration other than
the expense of moving his own home.
In the argument on behalf of the rail
road, Attorney Ashton contends that the
milraad‘ company holds the right to run.
beneath Seventh street by virtue of
a city ordinance granting such a
privilege. He holds that if t e terms of
the or inance are of] such a character that
it is necessary to raise the grade of a street in
order to carry out the provisions of the
grant, it is the city which has re-established
or damaged the grade, and not the railroad
company, and therefore the city is the
party With which the plaintiffs should liti
gate .' . , . - 7
D Mr. Ashton also contended that Silsby’s
building was not damaged in any respect),
as claimed in the com?l aint.
The attorneys for t a plaintiff‘s made a
forcible argument, and the termin
ation of the case will be watched with the
closest in terest’ by every body. »
A Brlght’ Con gresgmn.
Washington Post: “Congressman John
J. O’Neill can say more bright, pithy
things in a given time than most states
men you meet,” said a St. Louis admirer
of thgdpopular M. C. in an up-town hotel
yeste ay. “Some of his epigrama have
F“ to be as current as proverbs at his
mome. Not long ago he met an elderlg
lady of his acquaintance on the street, an
after mutual salutatious. she observed:
“What is this I hear of you. Mr.O’Neill ?
Is it true that there is u httle baby at your
“Quite true,” was the reply; “there’s
one about seventeen months 0 d, and an
other that made its appearance a week or
so ago.” .
“ b!” said the'ladyi "and who would
have thought it—an old man like you”
"Madame,” was O’Neill’s instant re
i'oinder, “never say that a man is old as
ong as he keeps the cradle filled.”
How Noblemen Are imam
Texas Siftings: Henry Lobouchere tells
a good story as to how European nobility
is created. He says: "I was an attache of
a foreign‘court. My main business was to
issue passports. An Englishman of my
acquaintance confided to me that he
wanted to be a. count. ‘Nothing more
simple.’ I reflied: ‘Bring me your old
passport and will exchange it for a new
one. in which I will dub you count.’ This
1 did, and, when it became known, I had
so many applications for countships that I
gave swag three blank books full of pass
fortsnm must have created about one
mndred and fift¥ counts. Occasionally I
meet the son 0 one of my counts, and
from the height of his nobi ity he looked
down on tne—who made him.” This last
touch is exquisite.
Four New Residences.
The two houses belonging to the state
bank, which have been moved from the
reservoir, will be placed in positron on the
tennis grounds at Main and Ninth street.
by tomorrow, The houses were moved
several blocks without any mishap until
this morning, when an accident occurred
to the hawser and the chimney of one of
the houses came in contact with a telegraph
wire and was tom down. _ One of the well
ings will be placed at the corner of Ninth
street and the other to the rear facing on
Ninth. E. W. Andrews, contemplates the
erection of four pretty cottafifs on Main
street. in the space between inth street
and the Masonic Temple.
A Big Coal Conslgnment.
Three scow loads of coal, containing 100
tons each, from Newcastle and Franklin
mines, have arrived for the firm of‘Hey
cock 5; Glover.
See those photg cases at Starr’s.
Tie "Carleton Operg Company.
Editor Tribune
I see that Manager Henna, of Seattle, not
only induced Manager Murphy. of Olym
pia, to have the Carleton Opera Company
go back to Seattle on Christmas instead of
Olympia, but that the opera company re
duced the prices of admission for the Be
attle people. So kind. OPERA LOVER.
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Of Any Daily Newspaper West of Seattle
and Tacoma.
lhlpl Blown About In the liar-bor
ol Seattle and Tacoma—Tel
egraph Wires Down.
KALAMA, Dec. 23.——The Northern Pacific
freight train No. 57, south bound, was
Wrecked a quarter of a mile south of
Castle Rock shortly after 6 o’clock last
night. A landslide was the cause of it. In
adeep cut the landslide had moved the
‘ track, and before the engineer discovered it
‘the engine went crashing into the bank,
falling over on its side. The engineer,
fireman and head breakman were in the
cab and escaped without injury, except
that the brakeman was slightly scalded.
His foot became caught. and held him fast
for some minutes before he could release
himself. John McCluskie, who was taking
a ride on the bumpers, was thrown about
forty feetjinto the Cowlitz river, but swam
ashore. Alfred Matthews who was steal
ing a ride in a load of coal, had his right
leg broken above the ankle. Two cars were
hurled down the embankment and now lie
at the bottom of the Cowlitz river. The
cars were derailed and the whole track for
125 yards is badly torn up and the right-ot
way completely blocked. The con uctor,
two brakemen and two passengers, who
were in the caboose, escaped without a
scratch. The caboose and five cars stayed
on the track. It will take at least forty—
eight hours to clear the wreck. Dr. Brooks
attended those injured. reporting none
fatally hurt.
snows Acaoss TACOMA BAY.
TACOMA, Dec. 23.—~During the rain and”
Windstorm this morning the British ship
Glenmorapi; was blown across the bay,
drag ing t e middle buoy with her. She
had geen discharging ballast preparatory
to loading wheat an was nearly empty.
The wind had full swoop, and when the
vessel began to drift an anchor was
dropped, at did not catch, and for a time
it was feared the Glenmorapi] was going
aground oil Brown's Point. T e tug Occi
dent volunteered to aid. the ship, but the
captain thought she could weather the
storm. He agreed, however, to send up a
rocket if matters grew worse. At 5 o’clock
in the morning the rocket was sent 11F. and
the Occident went to the rescue, fo lowed
later by two other tugs, the Laurel and the
Favorite. The Occident and other tugs
could not move her on account of the
heavy wind. Her anchor finally caught
and she was considered safe until the Wind
goes down. Tonight the high wind con
tinues. A steamboat man says the last
few days’ storm has been the worst ever
experienced on the Sound. During the
trip on Sunday Cagtain O’Brien say: the‘
Premier was tosse about like a cor . A
horse caught between decks was thrown
dfiv?" breaking its leg, and it had to he
s o .
SEATTLE, Dec. 23,—The severest storm of
the season raged during the last 36 hours.
A southeast gale blew furiously, accom
panied by a ranching, driving rain most
of the time. Such a severe an long-cou
tinued storm has not been experienced in
section for many veers, and unless reports
of wrecks should come in later, it has
caused peculiarly slight damage.
The bay m‘flecked Wig] wlgite caps and
incomi , s are agate, a ..éfi‘.‘ sea 11
the 013e,;g Sound, thlzmgh the strait?” weli'e
not so rough as would have been the case
with a northwest gale blowing.
Several of the smaller boats did not ven
ture out in the afternoon at all and others
did not come in. The Buckeye hung to her
wharf instead of going out on her run to
Edmonds and Richmond beach. The Glide
also held her berth at the wharf and the lit.
tle steamer Alta did the same. The storm
did no damage on the .bay so far as re
Work on the steamer Vietorian’s wheel
had to be abandoned, owing to the sea
breaking in over the top of the cofferdam.
She was therefore unable to resume her run
last night. '
Considerable dame e was done to the
telegraph wires. ThefiNestern Union lines,
after holdin§ out well through the day,
went down ast evening at somedpoints
both south and east of Tacoma an that
city was the farthest point which could be
reached southward. ‘
Steamer W. F. Munroe due in from
Skagit river at 8 o’clock did not arrive un
til 10, and so rough had been her trip that
tweutly of her passemivers abandoned her at
Muki too and took tle train for Seattle.
The water broke over her deck with such
force that a pile of hay liying forward was
shifted back against tle house. She
arrived in without any damage, however.
Mllls lieu be". on Important Com
mitten—What wil-on Got.
Wasnme'ron, Dec. 23.—~The complete list
of the house committees, as proposed by
Speaker Crisp, leaves out Mills on the
most important committees. William
Springer is chairman oi the ways and
means committee, with McMillan second.
, O’Farrell, of Virginia, is chairman of
elections committee; merchant marine
and fisheries, Fowler- mines and mining,
Cowles; territories. Washington ; approlpn
ations, Holman; coinage, B and; bank 11%,
Henry; judiciarf, Cul erson; Pacific ral -
roads, J. B. Ri ey; interstate and foreign
commerce, Mills of Texas; rivers and bar
bors, Bemarchard; foregn affairs, Blount;
military, Outliwaite' agriculture, Hatch;
fiensions, R. P. J. Wilson: naval affairs,
erbert; fpostoi‘fices, J. F. Henderson;
(Wilson 0 Washin‘fion is on this commit
tee); üblic lands citae; Indian affairs,
Peet FWllson ofWashington is on this
committee); railways, Catchings; Colum—
bian eximsition, Durborow; manufactures,
Page; evees, S. M. Robinson. John L.
W 1 son is also on the labor committee.
Improving the Snake River
PORTLAND, Dec. 23. - Captain E. W.
Baughman, commodore of the Union Pa
cific company's fleet of four boats in the
Snake river, writes to Captain Symons,
United States engineer, to refort the great
benefit to navigation eli'ecte by the work
done on that river during the past season,
and to express a hope that the good .work
will go on till the‘y; lave a. good navxgable
river. Between t 0 last of August and the
middle of December. the whole river from
Riparia to Lewiston was worked a distance
of 80 miles, and navigation greatly bene
fited. There are seven miles of river above
Lewiaton which ought ,to be improved so
that boats can go up to Asotin city safely.
as that is getting to be a large wheat ship
ping abont 10.000 tons. There are several
bars between Lewiaton and Riparia which
can only be improved by a proper system
‘of wing damn, but much good can be done
by a small yearly expenditure to prevent
the large rocks rom filling up the chan
nel. Captain Symons will endeavor to
have the next appropriation extended up
the river to Asotin. .
A Den-e Fog.
Lennon. Dec. 28.——A dense fog prevailed
in Yorkshire yesterday. All the traffic
had to be suspended. In Leeds two men
lost their lives in consequence.
Four Men Killed.
KANSAS CITY. MO,, Dec. 23.—An ammo
nia tank in the Armour packing establish
ment exploded this morbing,‘ killlng four
men. ,
Two Battles with 'i‘llem In Texas——
A Number Killed and Wound—
ed on Both Sides.
New ORLEANS, Dec. 13.—Advices from
Rio Grande City report troops from Fort
Ringgold, under Captain Burke, of the
Third cavalry, had two skirmishes Mon-r
day night With Garcia’s bandits, who were
seen crossing into Mexico. Captain Burke
had but nineteen in the cavalry and infantry.
They were informed Garcia’s gang would
invade Mexico at La Gruella crossing, and
started out to prevent it.
They mounted the infantry behind the
cavalrymeu and followed the bandits’trail,
.approaching the camp about midnight.
They were challenged by the bandits’
pickets and were fired on twice, when the
United States troupe responded with a vol
ley which scattered the bandits. The
United States troops could not
pursue them through the dense chappa
ral, so they made their way to La Gruella
crossing, expecting to meet the bandits
again. They not seeing them, the trooES
returned to the scene and ran on to t e
bandits again and gave flight, dispersing
andngain Putting them to lght.
Corpora Estrom, of Troop C, Third Cav
alry, was killed and Lieutenant Hayes,
Eighteenth Infantry, was slightly wound
ed. The bandits were sixty stroue, and
their object was to sack the town of Ca
margo. Mexico. It is not known how
badly Garcia’s forces suffered, but he lost
heavily. .
Elms" STATE mews.
Bank clearances on Tuesday at Tacoma
were $141,904; Seattle, $l2O 868. Balances:
Tacoma, $25,385; Seattle, $42,920.
Grlggs db Heustis have 000 men employed
on the Northern Pacific branch between
Chehalis and South Bend. The men will
be kept at work all winter.
0. H. Stackpole, of Coupeville, says:
“We have more potatoes than we know
what to do with. For example, E. J. Han
cock planted thls season twenty—three acres
of new land and raised 14,000 bushels of po
tatoes. or over 600 to the acre.”
Of ninety-seven divorces granted by
Judge Beverly in Tacoma thus far this
year, sixty-seven were asked for by women
and thirty_ by men, and seventeen
were contested. Cruelty, desertion and
abandonment are the principal causes.
The Northern Pacific railroad has ar
ranged through tarifl‘s on lumber and
shingles with two more Eastern connec
tions, which will open the way for Puget
Sound lumber into much new territory at
largely reduced rates.
Senator Allen has introduced a bill to
provrde for the purchase of a site for a
public building at Walla Walla; referred to
the committee on public buildings and
grounds. He also introduced a bill to gro
vide for the :Furchase of a site for e, pu llc
building at acoma' referred to the com
mittee on public buildings and grounds.
George Parkmthe Gilmau postmaster,
who has twice been tried upon the charge
of unlawfully withholding a letter that
came to his office last May addressed to
'Dwufingamsghkfil Marshal Chutes A.
Lamp 111, was acimtted by the Jury‘l‘n
the second trial at .‘outtle.
Two hundred and fifty men and teams
are now employed in the construction of
the last eight miles of ,Katz Kr Smith’s
contract on the Northern Pacific and
Yakima canal through the Sunnyside
country, Yakima county. The canal is 64
feet wide on the top and sullicie’nt depth to
float good sized barges.
Court Commissioner Clifford of Tacoma,
has been appointed to take evidence on the
motion of insurance Commissioner Weir
for the igmomtment ofa receiver for the
North acific Company. The princi al
question to be settled is whether t 16 vagu
ation placed on the company’s assets, by
which valuation an impairment ofcapital
stock is shown, is correct. The hearing
will occupy one week.
William T. Ewing has brought suit
against the city of Tacoma to recover his
salary of S9OO as policeman. He alleges
that he was appointeda policemen in o
vember, 1890, and the appointment was
duly confirmed in the same month, but for
some reason, he ,was never assigned to
duty. Ewing is a colored man.
H. R. Keylor,of Walla Walla, secretary of
the state medical examining board,has noti.
lied Dr. Powell Reeves of Tacoma, that
Dr. H. W. Dewey, of Tacoma, had peti
tioned the board to revoke his license. Dr.
Reeves was notified to afipear before the
board at Seattle at its anuarv meeting,
where the petition will be considered. Dr.
Reeves has Blaced the matter in the hands
of Lawyers ‘alkins, Shackelford & Calkina,
and wi 1 contest the petition. In a similar
way, he claims, the California statutes on
this point have been proven unconstitu
tional, and he believes the Washington law
is also unconstitutional.
Ex-Attorney General J. B. MeLcalfe, at
Seattle, was in the clty this morning.
Clark Biles, of Tumwater, who has been
ill for several weeks, iajslightly improved.
Jack Donne has béexf elgcteé to t—nember
ship injthe Young Men’s Social club. which
has headquarters 1n the Bettman building.
Dr. Fred F. Spaulding, health oflicer of
Seattle, Lawyer Andrew F. Burlelgh,of
Seattle, and ames W. Currie, of Edmonds,
are at the Olympia hotel.
F. A. Bailey. of the Seattle and North
ern, who will succeed J. G. Phelps as as.
sistant augerlntendent -of the Port Town
send Sou hem. was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Phelps will assume the uuties of ne
aistant superintendent of the Seattle :35
Northern in a few days, and his many
friends in this city will regret to lose him.
A Christmas Cantata.
On Christmas night the Sunday school
of the Methodist church will be made
happy by a cantata of Santa Claus. which
will be accompanied by a musical pro
gramme. The children will then receive
heir Christmas gifts. ,
The Weather.
The maximum temperature today was
44 degrees and the mimmum34. Maximum
Hpee of wind, 26miles Fer hour, from
west. Amount of min all, .11 inches
(for twenty-four hours ending at 8 p. m.‘
Amount of rainfall since uly l, 1891.
31.23 inches; average (for several years)
since July 1, 1891. 2239 Inches; excess
since J ulgx 1, 1891, 8.84 inches. Light show
ers for T ursday.
E. B. omm. Observer.
Don’t buy worn 01:“ samples, but get the
best goods at Van lpps’ bazaar tomorrow
at 30 cents disconnt.
Closing Out Sale.
The firm of Conacby and Connier,dealers
in groceries and provisions, will close out
their stock in tbe'next thirty days. Call
and see our stock and get bed-rock prices.
00“ ch & 0012 mm,
dec2uf 518 Fourth street.
Vean Hunter, of Oakeavflle, and Abbie
A. Esham, of Thurston county, have been
granted a marriage license,

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