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at- of Jde of ec- md Im- "I md nd hen n't It tar- But hat hey on- )n't ct, af- 'eal lue re; mi- ati- ton md lat. to !ew ds, 5-- 'ile:00 )n; h. # gh, .we es- if of ;ed. len uld of I n a & for .'ted 'All ion. ?un- the Mrt £. the . the and uek he the ch- the rere the the out had xen the reed mls, hed you lerQ was. tan C&- Lhe he tho mr. All Around The State A dispatch from Whatcom, dated Feb. 18th, says: Thos. Robertson, of Pigs, on Orcas island, San Juan coun- ty, was brought into the city last night I)y two citizens of Olga, sworn in as constables. Rooertson was taken to Friday Harbor and lodged in jail this morning to await trial on the charge of murder. Robertson shot and killed his neighbor, John Hand, at 5:30 ---o'clock yesterday afternoon with a 45-90 Winchester rifle. Robertson was under tlle influence of liquor at the time he committed the crime. There was bad blood between the two men. which grew out of trouble over some fence rails several years ago. Warren & Smith's machine shop and the Reid boiler works at Fairhaven will combine and purpose to establish a $30,000 plant. Both frms have found present accommodations inadequate for their growing business. The Polson Bros., at Hoquiam, log- ged 40,000,000 feet during 1901, being a large gain over 1900. Business men of Port Angeles organ- "ize a Commercial Club January 25 to promote the interests of Clallam coun- ty. The club has all the functions of a board of trade and •elected the fol- =lowing officers: C. A. Griggs, pr.esi- dent; G. M. Lauridsen, vice president; D. W. Morse, treasurer; H. White, sec- retary; trustees: T. H. Bradley, J. 'Stewart, R. D. Willson, O. M. Carton, D. G. Harvey, A. H. Gould, E. E. See- vers, E. E Fisher, B. C. Keller, R. A. .Muskett, C. S. Stakemiller, P. B. Grubb, A. Davis, J. I. Kirchberg, J. C. Cochrane and A. I. Fulton. Grays Harbor Shingle Weavers' Un- ion has served notice on manufactur- ers of new rates to be effective Febru- ary 1, namely: Knot sawyers, 10c per • 1,000 or $3 per day; packers, 7e per 1,000; knee bolters, $ per day; don ble-block sawyers, 2c per 1,000 or $4 a day. F. L. Bell of Garfield, who operates a sawmill on the St. Joe river, de- scribes a nove] mill that is doing busi- ness on the same stream. A small sawmill with a capacity of several thousand feet per day is placed on a raft. The owner and builder, Mile Kelley, formerly of Palouse, can mov9 from place to place with facility. When ready to mQve he attaches his mairl belt to a wheel that operates a shaft across the rear.of the raft, upon the ends of which are paddlewheels. A rudder is manipulated from where the engineer stands by his engine. The raft Dy this means is easily transport- ed at the rate of from ten to fifteen miles a day, and is probably the only portable mill of the kind in existence• The Everett board of education is working up a sentiment among the leading business people of the city to- ward having the valuation of property increased when the assessment is made in March. The present valua- tion of $2,000,000, it has been found, with a levy of 5 mills, does not furnish the necessary funds to conduct the schools and provide or the expense of building new school houses. The val- uation of school property and appur- tenances now belonging to the district amounts to $180,000, and during the coming year, owing to the rapid growth of the schools, this will be in- creased by about $75,000 in new houses. But the receipts accruing to the schools from taxation have in no sense been commensurate with the growth c the schools, and what the board wants to do is to have the valu- ation of property increased to some- thing like an equitable limit. The first actual survey for a canal at Nicaragua was made by an Ameri- can, Col. A. W. Childs, in 1850 to 1852. The project as outlined by him has been the basis for all subsequent loca- tions; the route selected in his survey differing indeed but very little from that which is now recommended by the Isthmian Canal Commission. Childs recommended a summit level in which was included Lake Niear. aguR, 108 feet above sea level, this level to be reached by twelve locks on the eastern side and thirteen locks on the western side. The canal was to have a depth of 17 feet and a bot- tom width of 50 feet, and the total cost was to be $31,538,319. Then fol- lowed a survey in 1872 under Com- mander E. P. Lull, U. S" N., in which the lake was to be held at a minimum level of 107 ,feet, reached 'by eleven locks on the western and by ten locks on the eastern side of the summit. The depth of the canal was to be 36 feet and the cost was estimated at $65,- 722,137. Eleven years later anotker survey was made, this time by A. G. Menocal, Civil Engineer, U. S. N., the object of the survey being the reloca- tion of the Lull survey with a view to cheapening the Cost. The principal changes consisted in the creation of a summit level, which extended from a dam in the river west of Lake Nicar- agua to a dam some 65 miles down the San Juan river from the lake. The canal was to leave the San Juan Just aJmVeothish_,, dam and be carried by a srtlcut through the hills to the Car- ibt aa sea. The Maritime Canal Com- pany was formed in 1889 to construct a canal on the lines of the Menocal survey. The total estimate for this canal with a 28-foot depth of water was $67,000,000. After doing more or € less work the Maritime Company ceased operations in 1893 for lack of funds. In 1895 Congress appointed the Ludlow Commission to examine and report on the Maritime Canal Company's project. This commission reported that the difficulties of build- ing the canal had been underestimat- ed, and they submitted an estimate of their own which placed the cost of completion at $133,472,893. At the same time the Board suggested a more thorough examination of the locality. In response to thig recommendation the Admiral Walker Commission was appointed; and in due course it re- ported that the canaI would cost a maximum sum of $140,000,000. It was about this time that the government awoke tardily to the realization of the fact that the canal question was a wid- er one than that of Nicaragua alone, and a new board, known as the Isthmi- an Canal Commission, was appointed to investigate every possible route! across the Isthmus and definitely de- termine which was the best. It will be a surprise to many who believe that American interests are necessarily and exclusively identified with Nicaragua to know that the Pan- ama route was surveyed by Command- er Lull in 1875, that he recommended the construction of a 26-foot canal with a summit level of 124 feet above mean tide level, and that this route was located very much on the same route as that adopted by the present Isthmian Canal Commission• He esti- mated the cost of this canal at $94,- 511,360. In 1879 an International Con- gress met in Paris and recommended the building of a sea-level canal from Colon on the Atlantic to Panama on the Pacific, the work to be completed in twelve years at a cost of $240,000,- 000. Work was begun in 1881. An enormous amount of plant was pr- chased. 15,000 laborers were imported and with the most incomplete data to work upon the De Lesseps people rushed into the most stupendous en- / suing year agreed upon. The valua-] tions agreed upon follow: I Franchises--Assessor to use his| i judgment. Lands--Scab, 25 cents to $1; graz-' I ing, 50 cents to $2.50; farming, $4 to]¢. $20; irrigated, $10 to $50; high logged-" _r off, $]; bottom logged-off, $2.50 to $5; improved farming land in Western Washington, $5 to $20; reclaimed tide and marsh lands, $25 to $40; first and second class of same, according to value; timber lands, within one and a half miles of railroad, 40 cents per thousand feet, estimated; one and a half to three miles, 30 cents; over three miles. 20 cents. Horses--American yearlings, $15; 2- year-olds, $20; 3-year-olds, $25; work horses. $20 to $100; stallions, $200 to $300; saddle horses, $25; range horses, $20 to $30; cayuses, $6 to $10. Cattle-- Common, 1-year-old, $12; weaned calves, $5 to $8; 2-year-olds, $15 to $18; 3-year-olds, $35 to $40; blooded stock, about double; beef cat- tle, $2.50 per 100 weight. Sheep--Ewes and wethers, $1.75 to $3.00. Hogs--According to value. Personal property--Rates similar to those of last year. New Incorporations. The following articles of incorpora- tion have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State since last report: Hercules Self-Tightening lutch Com- pany, Tacoma; $10,000.-';-.. Peoria Consolidated Mining Company0 Spokane; $150,000. , Centralia Rochdale Company, Centra- lia. The American Talc and Asbestos Com- pany, Seattle; $1,000,000. Western Home Building Association of Seattle; $10,000. Tacoma Company, Tacoma; $25,000,- 000. The Nahcotta Point Oyster Company, Seattle; $50,000. Difficulties Love-Making in a South American Republic. There was a soft light in tim dark eyes of the beautiful South American as she toyed with her fan and listened to the burning words of the man with the fierce moustache. "'Hear me, Inez!" he cried passion- ately. "l love you! Tile moment 1 saw you something tohl me you must be mine! Say you will l)e my bride-- But hark--I hear a noise in the street! It must 1)e a revolution! Pardon me, adored one. and be l)atient. When we have ovel'tllrown the governulent l slmll" return !" She tapped her small foot impa- tiently, but he was gone. In nineteen minutes lie was back, his head erect, his eyes beaming, his moustache more fiercely twisted than ever. "It is done!" he cried triumptmntly. "It was a hot fight and at one time I thought somebody might be hurt. But it is finished• Tile tyrant Is deposed. Liberty triumphs! And now, ouce more to thoughts of love! Inez, my own, my--Caramba[ What means that bugle call? Can it be that the .new government is ah'eady attacked? It must be so! Farewell, fah'est and dearest! We part, but we shall meet again! 1 go "to attack or defend the government, as the case may be!" During his absence, which lasted fully fifteen minutes, she was nervous and impatient. He returned at last, again triumptiant. "Adored one," lie said, "the revolu- tion was a great success. It appears that the newly inaugurated president basely betrayed the cause of Liberty, but he has paid the penalty. Once more we enter upon atl era of peace tired o' lookin' at me and won't let me coine back no more." "Why' don't you shoot iiim?" asked the crowd. "Shoot him?" echoed the slayer of many lives. "Shoot him? He couldn't walk. He couldn't see. He's deef and couhln't hear. He couldn't run and he couldn't fight. Why, feller clti- 5ens. if I'd a-shot him it would a been murder.--Philadelphia Times. DIDN'T WANT A JOB• One el' tlle chief trials of the aver- age congressnmn is tile persistence of tile young women who apply to them to use tileir influence in secur- ing enHdoyment in the departments. it is no wonder, l)erhaps, that tiley adopt all sorts of means to avoid an interview with such constituents. On a recent occasion a young lady called at the hall of the House of Rep- resentatives and, presenting a card upon which was her name, said, "Please take this to Representative Mudd." The doorkeeper did as di- rected, and Mr. Mudd. glancing at the card, noticed that tim name was pre- fixed witil Miss. "Tell the young lady, said he, "that I have not a single va- :cant place at my disposal." The doorkeeper returned to tle young lady and informed her of what Mr. Mudd said. "There must be some mistake about this," said the visitor. "Go Ick and tell him that I want to see him per- sonally." Again the doorkeeper went into the house, called on Mr. Mudd and tohl him what the young lady said, and Mr. Mudd replied: "Tell her I am not in the house." Again the doorkeeper performed his mission and the young woman, who was by this time thoroughly angry, said: "You go and tell my father tbat his daugh- tel' wants to see him." Mr. Mudd. upon receiving this message, hastily A FEW OF SEATTLE'S BUILDINGS. gineerlng undertaking of the age. Yel. alleled fraud and dishonesty, coupled with. the impossible nature of the un. dertaking itself, soon brought about the inevitable disaster, and in 1889 a receiver was appointed, who found that securities to the amount of $435,. 000,000 had been issued and $246,000,. 000 Was squandered. In 1894 a new company was formed for the purpose of completing the canal. They deter. mined to abandon the scheme for a tide-level canal, and, instead, adopted a plan for a canal 29 feet deep with a summit level of 97 feet, a second lev- el of 68 feet and a third of 83 feet above the sea. The Chagres river was to be controlled by means of a dam at Bohio, forming a navigable lake in the valley of the Chagres, and another dam further up the Chagres river, which was to supply water to the summit level. An International Technical Commission of Engineers examined the plans or the new com- pany and pronounced them perfectly feasible, the estimated cost of com- )lettng the canal being set down at $102,400,000. Our own Isthmian Canal i Commission propose a 35-foot canal, with a 90-foot summit level and three locks, which they estimate can be built for $144,233,358. The latest step of importance connected with the ca- nal has been the offer of the Panama Company to sell its property for the sum of $40,000,000.--Scientiflc Ameri- can. Assessor's Convention. Mutual Home Builders' Association, Seattle; $2,500. I Pacific Marine Ways Company, Bal- I lard ; $100,000. ] The A. W. Turner Company, Daven. pro•t; $25,000. The Cape Flattery olr and Develop-i ment Company, Seattle; $500,000. American Coral Marble Company, Ta- coma; $1,000,000. Tacoma Retail Grocers' Protective As- sociation, Tacoma; $150. Union Trading Company, • Tacoma; $5,000. M. M. Sheffer and Company, Seattle; $5,000. Chilkat Railway Company, Seattle; • $1,000,000. Commonwealth Industrial Company, Seattle; $300,000. The Conquest Consolidated Mining Company, Spokane; $5,000,000. Globe Mining Company, Tacoma; $1,500,000. Lindberg-Anderson Company, Taco- ma; $10,000. L. Houghton Logging Company, Seat- tle; $15,000. Chewelah Marble Company, Spokane; $150,000. The Capitol, Inc., Everett; $5,000. Harlin's Improved M. B. C. Car Coup- ler Co., Seattle; $1,000,000. The Washington State Bank of Ellens- burg, Ellensburg; $25,000. Nickerson Machinery Company, Ever- ett; $50,000. Northwestern Lumber Company, He- and posperity. And once more, Inez --But, hold !" He suddenly looked at his watch. ] "It is the hour!" he exclaimed. "1 I have an appointment to hatch a con- I spiracy! Wait, Inez, until the con- spiracy is hatched and I sllall return to claim my hrlde!" C'nce more he disappeared. He returned in eleven minutes, but lie was late. The fair Inez had eloped with a man who was not so busy.-- Puck. DREW THE LINE AT MURDER. "On his last visit to Philadelphia Col. Henry Watterson told a story that did not get into prlnt. It was about a much battered old lawyer who went up into the mountain region to col-: lect a claim. He was lame and half blind and one-armed. A local celeb- rity in the case was the district's dead shot, who had kille many men and who was ready to hoot anything or anybody. He came in daily to see the lawyer about a case in which he was interested until his visit became extremely tiresome. Finally the lawyer exclaimed: "Get out of here and stay out of here. Get out right away. I'm sick of seeing you. Don't stand there. Go on out, I tell you!" The desperado looked at the wreck of a man in incredible dismay, and before ne knew what lie was doing he was backing out of the room. When he reached the street he burst into iears. The inhabitants crowded around secured his hat and took Miss Mudd down to the house restaurant, wiiere he gave her a nice lunch and asked her to "forget it." A Missionary View In China, In his excellent work on "China in Convulsion" Arthur H. Smith, who has been a missmnary In China for 29 years, exp, resses tim opinion that China would n.4 be benefitted by the kind of educti:on favored in Japan, as it might make her dangerous to other nations. Christianity, wholesale Christianity, is his remedy for China. tie would like to see the entire coun- try Christianized, so that it would not be a menace to the world. It is dif- ficult to grasp this idea, inasmuch as the greatest warring peoples of the world are the Christian nations• It is Christendom that maintains stand- ing armies and covers the seas with war vessels. It is Christendom that wages wars of conquest--Russia, Eng- land, America and other countries, be- fore the power passed from them-- France, and Spain, and Italy. Should China be Christianized after these models she would at once organize a great army, build a powerful navy and start upon a career of conquest that would turn Russia backward and shut her up in the regions west of the Urals, drive England out of India, and France 0ut of Tonquin. It would seem safer for Europe to let China alone, so that whenever she stirs too resentfully be- Andrew Carnegie's Candor How He "Got Around" Cleverer Men Than Himself. Mr. Andrew Carnegie recently, oa being presented with a souvenir sec- tion of the first T-rail ever rolled, had the modest frankness to say that his prominence in the industrial world has not been due to superior intellectual endowment, but to a shrewdness which has enabled him to "get m)und" men much more clever than himself-- meaning that he has realized and ex. tracted the commercial value of other men's ideas. This is equally true of all the great captains of industry. They have not achieved their success through their own Inventive faculty, or by pre-eminent mental capacity, but by beginning where the inventor usu- ally ends--with his idea worked out, but not ready for the market. The In- ventor is in 99 cases in 100 poor or of small means, and when he has devel. oped his invention he must intert capital in its commercial application. It is here the captain of industry steps in, and generally he becomes owner of the inventor's Idea at a cost of but au insignificant fraction of the profit he makes out of it. Fortunately, nature molds few Admir- able Crlchtons. It would b bad for the average if she did. She gives to one creative genius, but leaves him short on commercial instinct; so,,tn- stead of becoming an absolute monop- olist through ability to evolve, manu- facture and market, he is left depen: dent upon his fellow man--and o-ft.en at his mercy. Despite the generous philanthropy which has characterized the past fif teen years of Mr. Carnegie's life, the period of his aggressive business ac- tivity was marked by many instances of his faculty of "getting around" men, and he didn't always take the trouble to get around. Some he crushed, some he outwitted or defeated in litigation, through his ability to command the most skilled tricksters of the legal profession; and by the force of his political influence and wealth obsta. cles in the way of his purposes, good or bad, were swept away because he had the ambition, the conscience, tha will and the power to "get around" cleverer and better men than himself. --Everett Herald. Miscellany. A tramp that will work has no pro. fesslonal pride. It is better to tell the truth and run than to tell a lie and get caught in the act. Some of our citizens should consid- er themselves lucky if they should lose debts. There are times when the loveliest spot on earth looks suspiciously like an ace. From the rural maiden's point of view the city girl is the greatest thing on earth. Some women would buy a last year's calendar if they were displayed on a bargain counter. A whopper-jawed man is the fellow who can't tell the truth unless he gets well paid for it. Time spent getting ready to begin frequently creates an exhaustion which wrecks the vitality. If the phoenix of common sense rises from the ashes of a fool's money the confagration has not beenin vain. Many men go into politics for wool, but come out so well fleeced that they have only a shabby suit of clothes left. A praying man ann a groundhog hole must have something else than. wind inside of them, or they are value. less. There Is one great advantage in pri- vate cttlzenship• It cannot be reprl. manded for having and expressing opinions. When nature begins to assist a man by parting his hair in the middle he gets contrary and tries to part it on the side. When you crawl up in the worl¢  above your friends, don't plug the ho up behind you. You may want to coy down to them later on. Physicians are not always sure " are right, but they are sure the. not be successful unless they co' their patients they are. j i!;! Edward M. Snepard's aT the Atlantic Monthly fo contains a half-hearted Coler. Mr. Shepard as power the boss has e' generation, lnfluencin grades of wealth, inte" lic spirit, proves that some errors or om ture which represe, brutal, dull, inso" nlcal, reckless, r political boss." Twain's defen, jesty. The h, accustomed The annual meeting of the State As. qulam; $1,000,000• and askedhim what was the matter, neath exactions, the "powers" couhl deference tr :!:( sessors was held at North Yaktma McDonald Grocery Company, What- "He druv me out" he wailed. YDruv crush her without the shame of war- time the fs • , i February 6 and valuations for the en. corn; $2,500. me right out of the room. 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