On this day: Dec. 16, 1899

Advertisement: The Northern Pacific runs Pullman Sleeping Cars, Elegant Dining Cars, Tourist Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Fargo, Helena and Butte. Through tickets to Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all points East and West. Through tickets to Japan and China, via Tacoma and Northern Pacific Steamship Company. M. S. Meeks, Agent, Pasco.