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WEDNESDAY. - - - - JULY 26, 1905
JI IS NOT A FACT.
There was never anything funnier
than the statement of Mr. Bryan that
the whole life of Tom Johnson has
been one of personal sacrifice in the
cause of municipal reform and three
cent fares. Jonnson has energy aud
he is enterprising aud he is not alto
gether visionary. Indeed, he can be
as practical as they make them. He
made much money in Brook}n by the
simple process of threatening a great
oarrying corporation with successful
competition. The more serious the
threat the greater the likelihood of
being bought out at a profit,. This
sort of thing is o imate
enough and when it is backed by those
who are other than visionary and who
have energy and enterprise it pays.
It paid Tom Johnson handsomely. He
was aot then an advocate of three-cent
fares—those who want a good price
for transportation facilities are not
apt to advocate a cut in rates. They
know a trick worth two of that. So,
we beg L aye to differ. The statement
that Torn Johnson's life lias been one
of personal sacrifice in the cause of
municipal reform and thieo. cent fares
is not fouuded on fact.—Brooklyn
Shells filled with oil. intended to
calm a stormy sea, have been invented
in France. The effect of a film of oil
in reducing the size of waves is well
known, hut in the case of a moving
vessel it is difficult to reach tho«e in
front, among which the ship's pro
gress will soon bring it. At first, or
linary explosive shells containing oil
were tried, but these, besides being
dangerous, did not distribute the oil
evenly. At present wooden shells are
user!, which break when they strike
the water, allowing the oil to run
evenly over the surface. For night
use the shells have an illnminatng at
tachment. The results are said io be
When we read of the Bei.nington
osxplosion, we are horrified, shocked
and suddened, and wish we could for
get it. But when we rv.nl that some
of oar own Washington boys were its
victims, a tender chord is touched and
we grieve for our own. We begin to
realize how many homes have been
shrouded in sorrow by the disaster and
that there are some who cannot forget.
Toe ranch attention cannot be given
'by merchants of the town to the ex
terior of their business places. It is
throuch the sense of sight, we often
get our first impression, and a neatly
anauged store, with attractive eigne,
Is likely to bring customers who
would pass by unless attracted by the
tidy appearance of the place.
An exchange says a newspeper of
fered a prize for the best answer to
this conundrum: "Why is a newspap
er like a woman?" The prize was
won by a lady in Oklahoma, who sent
in the following answer, "Because
every man should have one of his own
and vat run after his neighbor's."
A clever floriculturist has succeed
ed in producing a rose with coal black
petals; and the highest professors of
this form of culture do not yet despair
of produong a hyacinth that will smell
'ike an onion—Punch.
It is reported that the labor unions
are down on the grand juries. The
anions accuse them of working over
Since Japan has accomplished won
flers in warfare without the usual mod
ern byproduct of army scandals and a
fire in the rear, the world has been led
to believe that the island kingdom Is
an Ideal land, socially and politically.
Influential Japanese writing from pa
triotic motives and foreign observers
seeing only the surface of things have
presented rosy pictures of a society
where drunkenness and kindred evils
do not exist and where there are no
strikes or social discontent. In a re
cent magazine article the other side is
depicted by a Japanese Socialist, Mr.
Kiichl Kaneko, who says in substance:
The condition of the worklagmen In
Japan Is a most miserable one. They are
working generally twelve hours a day and
sometimes fifteen hours. Ordinary work
men receive from 12 to 20 sen (10 to 29
cents) a day, skilled laborers from 30 to
40 sen; girls eai£ from 10 to 20 sen and
children only a few sen per day. Even
skilled mechanics receive but 50 sen per
day; Japanese policemen get only 12 yen
per month. Carpenters earn 75 sen per
There were six serious strikes in Ja
pan in six years, from 1806 to 1904,
and Mr. Kaneko shows that his country
is afflicted with the usual social vices
and troubles incident to overpopulation
and underproduction of staples. He
has nothing complimentary to say of
the Japanese government or of the offi
cials who administer public affairs.
Conditions are admitted to be "some
what better" than in Russia, hut far
behind those In England and the Unit
ed States. To quote further:
The Japanese government system Is the
make believe system. It Is not by the peo
ple, of the people, for the people. It is
the government of the few, of the nobles,
of the titles and, above all, of the figure
head, the mikado. There is a strange lino
drawn in the society of Japan. It extends
a little higher than the heads of the peo
ple, and once you get within this line you
are assured of perfect safety all your life;
your condition is insured for life; nobody
can disturb you; no criticism will affect
you. That line Incloses the aristocracy,
the titles, the confidants of the mikado.
You cannot hope to prevail against a man
within that line. No matter how incapa
ble or unworthy he may be. you must be
contented with him; otherwise your life is
no longer safe.
The love of country and loyalty to
the mikado, which are universally be
lieved to be characteristic of the Jap
anese masses, are, in the opinion of
this writer, mainly fictions of Imagina
tion. Being a reformer, Mr. Kaneko
naturally makes the most of his ar
gument, yet it would be strange If
there is not some truth behind his
A Puny Empire on the Market.
Once more the residents of the Dan
ish West Indies want Uncle Sam to
buy up their puny empire and inject
into it a little of the Yankee progress
which has caught on in Cuba and
Porto Itlco. The Danes should have
known a good thing when it came their
way three years ago. This country
then offered a cool $5,000,000 for a
domain that Is costing Denmark the
snug little sum of $200,000 every year
to keep a-going. The deal was twice
defeated in Denmark, and the sus
picion is now inevitable that the Danes
thought the price would go up as this
country saw the possibility of other
nations taking a hand.
Really, the Danish isles are of little
value to any country. The best of the
bunch, St. Thomas, produces nothing
aud only subsists because its fine har
bor offers a refuge for ships to take on
coal, water and provisions and ex
change cargoes. St. Croix Is fairly fer
tile when the rainfall is abundant, but
it produces nothing but sugar, and that
is an unprofitable industry unless labor
can be procured on a starvation basis
of wages. The islands will doubtless
drift to the control of the United States
some day, but there seems to be no
special reason now why this country
should put up millions of good money
merely to acquire a treasury deficit.
Rate laws are not confined to the
United States nor to railway traffic.
In Uganda, a dark corner of the dark
continent, the price of dusky brides
has lately been fixed by law at $3.33
each, "Irrespective of beauty and ac
complishments." The law was found
necessary in order to stop the practice
of cornering all the eligible maidens
and selling them at exorbitant prices.
Five years after the tidal wave laid
It desolate Galveston finds itself pro
tected by a new sea wall three miles
long and seventeen feet above mean
low tide. It is a massive structure,
capable of warding off the heaviest cur
rents. Few disasters so sweeping have
been repaired so speedily and ef
Those two Chinese cadets recently
admitted to West Point under a special
act of congress will graduate in 1900.
Inasmuch as Togo learned his trade In
a western naval academy, it may be
worth while to keep an eye on this
pair of heathen.
Lots of worthy people have not dis
covered that a twenty dollar bill of
new design has recently been put In
circulation, and the majority of them
will doubtless never discover the fact
Paul Morton got out of the cabinet In
the nick of time. As an insurance mag
nate he can shut up shop every after
noon and go flirt with the sea breezes.
The Curve of Health.
The expression "the curve of hearth,"
which was first used by Oliver Wen
dell Holmes, himself a physician, indi
cates in modem mathematical fashion
the fluctuating chauges In bodily
health, of which all are at times aware
and which may be expressed by vary
ing curves outlined on paper.
Many imagine that the normal state
of health is best represented by a
straight line. This is by no means the
case. There is a rhythmic undulation
in the flow of our vital force. The dy
namo which furnishes the working
powers of consciousness and action has
its annual, monthly, dally waves, even
its momentary ripples. We have our
bad times and good ftrces. Some by
careful observation of the rise and fall
of this curve, have so adjusted their
holidays and times of rest and activity
as to conserve their energlas and avoid
the snares of disease. It te from hla
knowledge of this curve thart the fam
ily physician can act successfully.
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TRAINS LEAVE WENATCHEE
West--No. 1--The Flyer 1.10 p.m.
West--N0.3--Puget Sound Ex.1.28 a.m.
East--No. 2—The Flyer 3.20 a.m.
East-- No 4-- Eastern Express. 3.15 p.m.
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Columbia and Okanogan
Leave Wenatchee daily .... 4:30 a.m.
Orondo daily 7:00 a.m.
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" Chelan Falls daily . 11:00 a.m.
" Parerons daily 4:00 p.m.
Arrive Brewster daily 5:00 p.m.
Leave Brewster daily 4:00 a.na,
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" Chelan Falls daily .. 8.00 a.ra.
Entiat daily 9:30 b.:r.
" Orondo daily 10.00 a. m.
Arrive Wenatchee daily .. 12.00 m.
Steamer leaves Wenatchee for
BRIDGEPORT Tuesday and Friday
mornings. Returning leaves Bridge
port same night.
T. A. DAVIES, Gen. Mgr.
REEVES ft. REEVES
Oftiofes, secocd floor Wenatchee Drug
Phones: P. S. 295; Farmers, 222
DILL ft, THOMAS
Suite 1 W. T. Rarey & Co's Building
E. F. SPRAGUE
Professional Funeral Director and
A graduate by years of praokical ex
Farinerß Phone 223 and 324
P. S. Phone 21 and 23
C. L. HOLCOMB
Lawyer and Notary Public
Office, two doors north of F. and M.
CRASS & CORBIN
Office, Orondo Aye.
R. W. CUTTS
Attorney at Law
Practioe in Fedetnl and State Courts
New Store Building
JULY 31st, 1905
You are cordially invited to be present
Farmers and Merchants Bank
OF WENATCHEE, WASH.
Capital - - $25,000
Surplus - - $2,500
General banking business. lorres.f '.;e' a: Bank of California, Seattle]
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J. M. TOMPKINS, P<-es. R'-F. LEWTI, V. P. JOHN GODFREY, Cashier
At the St. Louis World's Fair
was; awarded to> our
Peach Blossom Flour.
In campetitiorr<with the wood's
best flour we win.
Wenatchee Milling Co.
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Phones: Pacific States 2ti; Farme-:w-72
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