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THE CA'FItOLIC Seattle and Its Vicinity The Cayton case is being heard tn court this week. Seattle Norwegians celebrated Nor- way's natal day May 17 with elabor ate ceremonies. Nearly two thousand people have already engaged passage on the nine steamers scheduled to leave this port for Home before June 3rd. Major John Milllis, United States engineer, on the 29th inst• will hear evidence for and against the widening of the entrance to the upper part of Elliott bay. The lumbermen claim that it is now so narrow that tugs with rafts in tow find it difficult to pass. The steamer Garonno, which was to sail for Home June 1st, has been with- drawn from the Home run. O'wing to the machinists' strike the necessary repairs on the boat cannot be com- pleted, and she will be tied up indef. initely. She had 125 passengers book. ed, and a large amount of freight. At a cost of about $1;200 the street department, through Superintendent F. N. Little, has purchased an Austin special street sweeper, two two-horse dump wagons, an Austin road machine and a hardpan plow. These are. all destined to facilitate the work of car- ing for the streets of the city, and the machinery is now on the way here• Quartermaster Ruhlen Tuesday awarded to McCabe & Hamilton the contract to load all transports on Pu- get Souml this season• Only two bids were received, one from Grifllths & Sprague and the other from the size-. cessful bidders. The terms of the contracts are as follows: For load- ing baled hay, 25 cents per ton; grain in sacks, 17V., cents per ton; coal, sacked, 321/a cent per ton; general cargo, 37J,. cents per ton; labor, 40 cents per hour; foremen, 50 cents• Between 10,000 and 15,000 tons will be handled by the stevedores in Seattle nnd Tacoma under this contract. The repair work on the United States revenue cutter Bear, Capt. Francis Tuttle, which has been under- going repairs at the Quartermaster harbor drydoek, has been suspended owing to the machinists' strike• Un- less the Bear can be taken tO the Pu- get Sound naval station and have her repairs completed there, her Bering Sea sailing will probably be indefinite- ly postponed• But for the accidental discovery that she had a cracked shaft the Bear would be now on her oyage north. Her orders are for tim is dear, it may do much more than I this for industrial England. Lost $50,000 in a Night. The recent closing of the faro and roulette games in Helena and Butte has turned the gambling element to- ward poker, says a Helena correspond- ent, and in the last week there has been some of the stiffest games of draw poker ever played in Montana. "I witnessed one of the games in a hotel room tim other night," said a gambler, "and I must say that despite my long years in the business before saw sucn nervy plays and for such large amounts. On this particular night Silas King, the Butte sport, lost nearly $50,000, and of this sum Kit Carson and Swede Sam won the major portion. The game was for table stakes, and at times there was fully $75,000 on the table. Swede Sam had three aces beaten by a flush once for $7,500, and again the Swede lost $8,000 on three deuces against three trays held by King. The game lasted all night. "On another night a member of the legislature won $16,000. He had been a heavy loser up to that time and  opened a Jackpot with three sixes for $1,000. Five stayed, and all seemed to have strengthened their hands. He "Swede Sam raised another $5,00, im having caught to his heart's desire. The others dropped out. The raise was met by the legislator, who in turn raised Sam about $2,800, all he had, remarkiug that he guessed he would have to sell a few more trainloads of cattle ff he lost; but he didn't lose. The legislator had caught his fourth six, while Sam fared equally well with All About the Slate Fish Commmtssioner Little reports the run of salmon in the Columbia to be more slack than ever before. Last week's rain put the wheat crops of the state in splendid condi- tion. A heavy yield is now assured. The transport Ooopack sailed for Manila May 18th with a cargo of hay and oats for the army in the Philip- pines. Everett letter carriers think they should be privileged to ride free on the street cars. The chamber of com- merce is to setle the question. H. C. Conatser of Canton, Ga., claims the estate left by Joseph Conatser ihe wealthy Walla Walla rancher who died a few months ago. The Georgia man is a brother of the deceased, and will come west to establish his claim. The free delivery of the mail in the city of North Yakima will be inaugur- ated about July 1, and provision has been made for the location of sixteen mail boxes in various parts of town. Two carriers will be employed. Assistant State Librarian Herbert his three fives. ) Bashford will retire on June 1st, and "Thus four sixes beat Sam's fourt C. Will Shafer, of Wenatchee, has fives for a $46,000 pot, or a winning of[ been appointed to the position. Mr. $32,800. While the game was sup-[ Sharer is a Populist ands is at present posed to be a table stakes game, pen, / ink and bank checks were kept in] city attorney of Wenatchee. readiness, and seldom would a player lose a hand on account of being tapped. And talking about your square gamblers, 1 think those of Montana are above, par." Antiquity of the Rose. The rose dates back 4,000,000 year to the tertiary period. It belong to u useful as well as ornamental fam- ily, as many of our best fruits are developed from it, or rather from di- vergent branches of the rose fam- ily. From a creeping potentilla the rose after the lapse of age has emerged tim queen Jot! flowers. The Image of His Dead Fiancee Never Faded from His Heart. "Mr. Buchanan, who was the first bachelor elected to the presidency, was 65 years of age when eelcted, and "Spokane Interstate Fair" is the ti- tle by which the annual exposition and fruit fair will hereafter be known. As the result of five days of canvassing tlle subscription committee has raised $18,000 of the necessary $25,000 with ,hich to purchase the sixty acres of l ground and erect the fair buildings. Among the passengers on the steam- er American Maru, which arrived in Frisco from the Orient May 20, was Col. Coolidge, who was in command of the Ninth Infantry during the siege of Peking. Coy. Coolidge took com- mand after Col. Llscum was killed and: remained in chaarge almost up to the time of his departure. Col. Coolidge will be stationed at the Vancouver barracks ,in Washington state. State Horticulturist Van Holder- had deliberately given himself to a beck is making experiments at Taco- life of celibacy," writes William Per- ma to ascertain what kind of a spray- rine, in the May Ladies' Home Jour- ing solution can best be used to de- nal. "In the days when he was a stroy a parasite that is badly infest- young lawyer of Lancaster, Pa., he ing maple and fruit trees in King latl loved Miss Coleman, a beautiful county. The scale was first noticed daughter el' a citizen of that town. on the trees in this city, and now it They had been engaged to be married, seems to be spreading to the orchards when one day he was surprised to re- of the county. It is a dangerous pest eeive from her a request to release her and its ravages accomplishes great from the promise. According to Mr. damage in California. The scientific fulfillment of an important commls- George Th:knor Curtis, the separation name of the parasite is icerya pur- sips, one involving the transportation 6riginated in a misunderstanding on chasi, and originated, it is claimed, in of 300 Siberian reindeer fro rathe Rus- the part of the lady, who was unumml- the acacia forests of Africa. It was sian coast to the government stations ly sensitive, over some small matter in the Home section• IAeut. Bertholf exaggerated by giddy and indiscreet i5 now in Siberia rounding up the rein- tongues. Soon after the estrangement deer. He will endeavor to have :the she was sent to Philadelphia, and herd onthe coast by the middle of June. GERMANY'S NEW OIL ENGINE. It Operates Without the Use of Boil- ers, Furnaces or Chimneys. there died suddenly. Throughout the rest of his life, or for nearly half a century, Mr. Buchanan is not known to have revealed to anybody the cir- cumstances of tiffs romantic tragedy• He would only say that it had changed hls hopes and plans, and had led him n:ore deeply than ever into politics aft brought to this country in 1868 by be- ing imported on shrubs. There's one thing about castles in the air. You don't have to pay any rent for them.--Philadelphia Record. * $ $ The New Jersey man who is grad- ually turning to stone has hit on a great scheme for outwitting the mos- quitoes. Kansas City Journal. Mike--Why do thim false eyes be Groat things are expected of the u distraction from his grief. In his made of glass, now? Diesel engine, the latest thing in Ger- old age, long after he had retired per- Pat--Shure, an' how else could they manently to private life, he called at- say throe 'am. ye thickhead.--Tlt-Bits. man engineering, the first working of , , . tention to a package containing, he which in England a London Express said. the papers aml. . relics which "Was she a trained nurse?" representative was permitted to see wouhl explain the causes of his youth- "I guess she must have been. She hadn't been in the hospital a week be- at Guidebridge, near Manchester re- ful sorrow, and which he 1)reserved fore stm was engaged to the richest cently, evidently witi the idea of revealing patient." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Economy in. fuel anti space is the them before his death. But when he • • • chief merit of the Diesel, commending it to makers of adtomobiles and small marine craft as an engine with a fu- tare. its claim to orglnality lies in the fact that it works with crude oil, without smell or dirt, perfectly con- suming all the products of combus- tion. Unlike other oil engines, it re- quires no ignition point. Compressed air from the cylinders starts the Die- sel. Oil and air are then admitted to the cylinder, when the compression of air by the return stroke so raises the temperature that the oil flashes and the forward stroke is delivered. The exhaust is perfectly clean and free from odor. Thus the claim made died. and his will was read. it was found that he had directed that the package should be burned without be- ing opened, and his injunction was obeyed." Railroad rates to the Pan-American exposition, which was officially opened on last Monday, are now announced by a few roads at $86 from Seattle and return, with a sixty-day limit, and stop-over privileges west of the Mis- souri river, and outside of Washing- ton. These tickets are sold on special days, the first being June 3 and 4. This rate of $86 is less than the regu- Mother Willie, your face is very clean, but how did you get such dirty hands ? Wiilie--Washin' me face• * * $ First Actor (in tragic whisper) Are we quite alone? Second Actor (glancing grimly at the small audience)Almost.--Phila- delphia Call. * * $ Some men," said Uncle Eben, "uses sech big words dat de public stan's an' listens in admiraciousness. But when day glts home dey can't 'spress deir idees simple enough to make de for the Diesel is that no boilers, fur- lar one-way rate, Seattle to Buffalo. naces or chimneys are required. Great economy of space and fuel is effected, as it can be used with any kind of liquid fuel or furnace gasthe waste product of blast furnaces. Hopes are entertained that the Diesel will be used on a very lrge scale," those who are introducing it to England claiming for it the ability to run a vessel as large as the Oceanic. Already an or- der has been placed by the French government for an engine of this type, to be used in a submarine boat. If the Diesel frees the streets from the smell of the motor car and yacht decks and the ladies' dresses from the Peter Larsen of Helena, Mont., who is president of the Bellingham Bay & Eastern Railway, has purchased for his company 10,000 acres of tim- ber lands lying in Whatcom and Skagit counties and owned by ex-Secretary R. A. Alger and associates. The con- sideration is said to be $155,000. The chlllun mlnd."--Washington Star. $ $ $ Young Mother--Do you think baby looks most like me or his papa? Nurse--Like you, mum. Mr. Jen- kins is a very handsome man. Advertisement: Wanted--A com- petent, well-mannered nurse. Affable StrangerI can't help think- ing I have seen your picture some- land contains between two and three hundred million feet of standing tim- where in the newspapers. bar. The sale includes nine miles of Hen. Mr. Greatman--Oh, no doubt, railroad and virtually effects a con- no doubt. It's often been published. solidation of all large holdings of tim- Stranger--Then I was not mistaken. bar in Northwestern Washington be- What were you cured of ? tween Skagit and the international cinders of a steamer funnel, the Ger- boundary line. It is stated, upon the man inventor will have a claim on the authority of Mr. Larsen's representa- gratitude of mankind. If, as seems lives, that the B. B & E. railway will likely, it will encourage the establish- be extended into the new holdings to ment of small plants in rural districts make a connection with the line al- where gas is not obtainable and coaiready there. What Tommle Said. Admiring Mother-- No'w Tommy, what do you say to Mr. Bildad for-giv- ing you that penny? I ommy--Please, Mr. Bildad, I wisht it wuz a nickel.Ohio State Journal. PROGRESS. NEWS NOTES From Hotel Reporter O. V. Brown, In charge of the light- house at Smith's Island, is at the Stevens. The Topeka, of the Pacific Coast Company fleet, left last night for Lynn Canal ports, with a fair cargo and passenger list. The Victoria and Cottage City ar- rived yesterday forenoon from Skag- way with fair passenger lists and small cargo. Major L. H. French and party, of St. Paul, are at the Northern. Major French is a prominent operator at Home and is returning there for the clean-up this summer. • .The U. S. Transport Samoa is at the Arlington dock loading supplies for the Philippines. She is the largest vessel ever in the Seattle harbor, be- ing 465 feet long and as large as the wharf at which she is docked• • .The Utogla of the Dodwell line will make a special trip to Victoria this evening to accommodate the large crowds going to the celebration of late Queen's birthday. The otel Arrivals are :g good idex of a cty's business. A careful com- parison of the arrivals'at the Seattle hotels with those of Salt Lake, Omaha, St. Paul and many other cities larger than. Seattle, as indicated by the lists printed in the Hotel Reporter published in those cities which come to our exchange table clearly indi- cates that Seattle is far ahead of those places. Omaha has a popula-! lion 30,000 larger than Seattle, and the average number of arrivals are about 180 daily, while Seattle has on a low aver 230 daily at seven of the leading hotels. general 0I tic attitude that anyone is able to put News m type seditious writings without fear of compromising himself. Hekto- graphic paste and fluid are also pro- World for similar reasons. /he now Carnegie has given £2,000,- Fifty thousand machinists quit work on May 20th, joining the strike for a nine-hour day. Nine hundred emigrants embarked en the steamer California at Guanica P. I., for Hawaii, leaving 400 more ready to sail. The Pan-American exposition was formally opened May 20th with impos- ing ceremonies. Vice President Roose. velt was present• The postoffice department has ca- bled instructions to China, directing all its representatives in the miltary )ostal service to leave on the first wailable transport. United States Senator Beveridge has sailed from New York to Russia to study c, ommercial situations there. During his trip he will also investigate the industrial situation in England and Germany• Lord Kitchener reports that last week nineteen Boers were killed, four- teen wounded, 238 were made prison- ers and seventy-one surrendered, and that 212 rifles and 1.05,000 rounds of ammunition were captured. Tiros. Wanamaker5s country house near Philadelphia was struck by light- ning on Saturday and burned to the ground. The loss was $500,000, partly covered by insurance. Thomas Wana- maker is the son of John Wanamaker. AAcording to a special to the Tri- bune from Lander, Wyo., conditions on the Shoshone Indian reservation are biginning to assume alarming as- )acts. Six hundred Arapahos braves are said to be defying the authority of Agent Nickerson, who has asked for authority from Washington to use lroops to suppress the rebellions In- dians. Rudyard Kipling and wife returned to London from South Africa last week, and they will soon determine whether they will come to America this eason and their home in Brattle- bore, Vermont. "Naulahka," the Kip- lings' home there, has been offered for sale. and while several inquiries have been made, no purchaser has yet ap- peared ready to pay the price asked. The custom authorities have prohib- ited the entry of typewriters into Tur- key, and 200 machines now in the cus- tom house have been ordered return- ed to the consignors• The authorities have taken the peculiarly characteris- 000 to establish free education in four Scotch universities, Edinburg, Glas- gow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews• He stipulates that the beneficiaries be his "Scottish fellow-countrymen" only, no English, Irish, colonials nor foreign- ers. The fund will api)ly to medical as well as commercial education, and  will I)e placed in the hands of trus- tees, who will defray the expenses of Scottish students benefited under the scbeme. Vashon College is preparing to make extensive improvements to its equipment, and this year will con- " struct a large conservatory and arm- ory, the total expenditure being about $13,000. The additions are "required by the rapid growth of the institution, which has expanded much in the past year. The college is one of the few educational institutions in the North- west which emphasizes the military feature. It was founded in 1897. by Miles F. Hatch, a wealthy citizen of Vashon Island, wi'th the co-operation of others. The aim in Its establish- ment was to found a college which would be something less than a uni- versity, but which would give practical and thorough courses. A Penny Restaurant. In the Whitechapel district of Lon- don there is a restaurant where a rel- ishing and fairly substantial meal may, be had for a half penny, or one cent in our money• This (:heap repast is not served up in the shape of a cut from a big brown pie, very juicy and very hot. The absence of beeksteak iv evident when you cut the pie, but you find inside a liberal sprinkling of sheep's liver, onions and turnips, and a l)lenilful supply of gravy• For a lmlf penny extra two slices of bread and a cup of tea are supplied. Between lhe hours of 12 and 2 the poor and hungry from all parts of the east end ot the city flock to this (lining room. Most of the patrons are shoeblacks penny-toy men, costermongers, and • now and then young clerks whose sal- aries will not permit them to indulge in a more costly dinnner. So Like Himself. "Mr. Grouch went to a masquerade the other evening disguised as a bear." "Did anyone recognize him?" "Only his wife."--Philadelphi Rec- ord. An Acquired Taste. "Yes, there is something in a name. There's my wife, for instance." "What about her?" "'Why her name is Olive, and I didn't like her at all at first."--Cleveland Plain Dealer. NONSENSE ABOUT THUMB MARKS No Truth in the Notion that They Never Change Throughout Life. GOBLINS (From the New Orleans Times-Dcnmcrat.) From the Coast Magazine.) "A trenlendous alnonrlt of llOllSellse has been written about .......... thumb marks," said a New Orleans physician, who has a liking for 1he bypaths of science. "It is clailned, you know, that the curious EDWARD VII AND HARRIET LANE. skin configuration on the ball of the thumb is never the same in any The Happiest Memory of His Ameri- tWO people, and that it never changes from birth to death.. The first statement is, of course, correct, as no hunmn being in tlae world can Tour is That of His Visit is exactly like any of his fellows, and the same thing can be said of ' to the White House. l he lines on the l)ahn, the creases on the 1)ottom of the feet and "During the Prince of Wales' stay in the skin configuration of the toes. But the asscrtion that the thumb Washington (upon the occasion of his marks never change throughout life and wonld serve as a means visit to America, in 1860) he was Pres- of identification from the cradle to the grave is, to say the least, a tdent Buchanan's guest, and occupted decided exaggeration, l have given the subject a careful investiga- apartments of the Executive Mansion tion and have shown by a nttmber of exl)eriments that the configu- looking over Lafayette Square," writes ration is liable to such changes as render it entirely unrecognizable William Perrine in the May Ladies' Home Journal. "O'ne evening when an when compared wiih a print of the original markings. The alter- elaborate display of fireworks was giv- ations mav come from a variety of causes--anything, in fact, that en in his honor he stood on the hal- will destroy the enter layer of skin. cony of the White House, together "l took an India-ink iml)ression of my own thtlmbs several with Mr. Buchanan and Miss Lane, years ago, and not long afterward l blistered 1)oth of them pretty amidst great cheers• When dining severely while rowing on the lake. As usnal, the enter sldn peeled with his hosts, he would escort Miss Off, and it occurred to me one day to take a new impression and Lane to the table, seating himself at see whether the fresh snrfaee was an exact fac-simile of the old. her right. His manner, was somewhat bashful, and most imblic ceremonies [ was astonished at the variations, and all my preconceived ideas apparently bored him. But while he of the immutability of the mark were knocked higher than a kite. was with Miss Lane and the coterie It is true the changes wcrc more in the nature of a distortion of of beautiful women of her set it was the former 1)attcrns than a coral)late rearrangement of the lines, noted that for the first time since he but they were so pronounced that any value the mark might have had been in this country he seemed had for identification purl)oses was entirely lost. That excited my to show the manner of a gallant young interest, and I persuaded a few of my friends to loan mc their thunlbs gentleman desirous of pleasing. One for experiments. I first took [ndia-ink impressions and then re- o; the merriest mornings she had with moved the top skin with a solution of arnica. The skin layer that hlm was at a gymnasium in Washing- ton attached to a female seminary. On canle off was a mere filmnot nearly as thick as in my case--yct ,. the brass rings suspended from the in every instance there wcre distinct and unmistakable alterations ceiling he swung himself one by one in the lines. One man's second l)rint was so changed you would across the room, and the whole party never in the world have identified it with the first. Another rood- laughed heartily at his pranks on the ifying cause is the tcndency of the thumb to develop little hori- rope ladder. Then he fell to playing bontal creases, as one grows phi. This is especially trnc of mc- tenpins. Miss Lane and the Prince to. chanics and other working people who use tools, and cvcntually the gether succeeded in conquering Miss creases will break np the skin configuration to snch an extent that Thompson and the Duke of Newcastle; it is eqnivalcnt ahnost to a rearrangement of the pattern. it was next the turn of the victors to plaY against each other, and Harriet, "Yes, I know popular belief is dead against mc on the sub- who was one of the most robust girls ject," added the doctor in response to a question, "but there arc a o: the day, speedily outbowled the lot of things we take for granted in the world that won't bear Prince and put his muscle to shame."lserutlny."