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HAS reserve fund plan.
HAS splendid fraternal features.
HAS a fine office building.
HAS a reasonable and equitable rate.
HAS a low death rate.
HAS never had a double header assess-
HAS $117,742.28 surplus in Benefit Funds
MAS $251,186.46 surplus in Reserve
HAS $6,848.30 surplus in General Funds
HAS $375,776.99 assets over all liabili
HAS $12.50 per capita on handd.
HAS paid $2,948,02 3.06 death and disa
HAS never refused to pay a just claim.
HAS some of the best people, and re
spectfully ask those wishing good,
substantial insurance to investi
gate our societies, plans, etc.
T. J. EDMONDS, H. E. DON CARLOS,
Gen. Sec. Gen. Pres.
THE GUARANTEE FUND LIFE ASSOCIATION
198 ° F TACOMA ' WASHINGTON
As Permanent as The Pyramid.
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We thank our many customers for their
liberal patronage they have given us
the past years and hope to have Your
Trade for the coming year.
PEARL P. HOLCOMB
Phone S4l 6 Wen. Aye.
to be held at
January 8 to 11, '08
Xew Year's Greeting.
We wish to greet our patrons of
the past year and to call their at
tention at the same time to our nice
line of ladies' goods. Prices on cer
tain kinds are now
Allow us to quote you prices oa]
Woman's Exchange. Mine Tiffany, j
Carriages for Weddings
and Funerals. Drayage
and Express. A special
EAGLE LIVERY &
Savings Deposits made now or he
fore January 10 draw interest from
January 1, 190S Columbia Valley
See Andy Brown's announcement
on page 1 about jingles.
J. Wolff and 3. Hess, who are
widely known opticians, are at the
Hotel Chewawa. Mr. Wolff was for
several years with the King Optical
Jc. of Spokane, and Mr. Hess, also j
an expert, studied his profession in
We are now agents for the Parker
Fountain Pen. Pogue Drug Co. 1-7
Begin the Xew Year by opening a
Savings Account with the Columbia
Valley Bank. 1-10
THE WENATCHHE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1908.
Editor W r orld:
I see by your columns that this is |
a week devoted to the consideration
Of the parcel post as set forth by I
Postmaster General Meyer in his re-j
port to congress of that department.
In the first place I can see no
reason why there should be any ob
jection to the rural delivery of pack
ages, provided that some reasonable
rate can be fixed to make the postage
Carry the extra expense of the rural I
carrier and not oe prohibitive as it
is now. The rate now is 16 cents a \
pound. It is thought by postal ex-!
perts that if the rate is made as low
as one or two cents a pound that it
can be made to pay the entire ex
pense of rural delivery. Then if a
farmer with a telephone desires a I
package of something weighing two !
to ten pounds he would not put it off
till coming to town, but would have |
it sent out, thereby saving very much
valuable time and adding largely to
the comforts of farm life. Bringing |
to the farmers of the country the I
privileges of city life and spreading
that contentment to which they are
As to the reduction of the rail
road postal rate, some oppose it on
the grounds of injury to our local
merchant. I have talked to a num-1
her of local merchants and find opin- I
ions differ on the effect on them. To i
the non-enterprising ones who do I
not reach out for trade it. would un- :
doubtedly put ther.i to a disadvan
tage with the enterprisirg one, but
every man has this condition to meet.
! Our large department : ores ad-,
' vertise "Small shipments - 1 i not pay
so well, form a neighbo. \oi club
and make large purchases, so that;
you can ship by freight." I am in
formed that the large stores of Chi-
I cago and Xew York are opposing the
'parcel post for the reason that it will
j increase their number of shipments,
! but at the same time decrease the
i volume of freight shipments and in
. crease the present express shipment.
Now, Mr. Editor, I am informed
! tfiat last fall a young man landed in
! Wenatchee and went to the mer
chants. If they expressed themselves
! opposed to the parcel post they were
! handed a petition to congress to sign,
land if in favor of it nothing was said,
! and he passed on leaving the mer
! chant in darkness of the object of hi.s
I visit. I would like to know who that
i man was, but would much rather
! know if he was employed by the
| Great Xorthern or any otner express
! company. Also if Hon. Mr. Jones
; now has that petition as representing
the sentiments of the Wenatchee peo
ple as a whole.
j We are all familiar with these
propositions . Express rates up to
] the government limit on mailable
! packages are about the same as mail.
Then the rate is about double from
Chicago over the mail, gradually di
minishing them till you get the 8
cent rate on 10,000 lbs. In other
words, compete with the government
mail rate. Then put it to the small
j shipper and decrease the rate to the
large shipper, giving him the advan
tage over the small man of business.
The proposed parcel post is an act in
tended to benefit consumers and ex
tend the present express to all small
offices wherever there is a postoffice,
instead of limiting it to the offices
where it will pay a large profit to
stockholders of express companies.
In every country where the parcel
post is found it is said to be a popu
lar measure, and some are now point
ing to this country as being behind
the times in laws intended for the
| common people.
Xow, let us take the proposition
i for a minute that it would be hard
on our country store (which we do
not concede). Is it not an
principle to maintain a system if a
j general tax must be put on the public
Ito maintain a few. Ought we to con-j
j demn all harvesting machines be*
l cause men can accomplish more in.
I the harvest field than under the old:
system of sickles? Are our people :
not as well employed now as then?
But what is the change? Every fa- j
mlly now is eating white bread, and
rye and corn bread has disappeared
from the American workman's table.
Thanks to the introduction of har
vesting machines. So with the par
cel post; its great effect will be the
placing in the hands of, on the backs
of, and in the mouths of our com
mon people a few more of the com
forts of life instead of paying it to
the stockholders of express compa
nies; or, if the person is located back
from the railroad, as many in this
state are, prohibiting them from
A REAL live store, that's up to date,
The Mills' Bros.' Haberdashery; 'tis great.
Boots and Shoes, Ties and Fancy Vests.
The Stein Block Suits will stand all tests.
For a perfect fit and to be well dresssT,
Call on Mills, Bros, and get the Best.
MRS. C. F. EGGLMAN.
A IS FOR Armstrong who keeps the bookstore;
With full stock of reading and monthlies galore;
Postcards, and Burntwork, and Cameras complete,
School Books and Tablets and Pictures so neat.
Do not go hungry for reading or art.
He's anxious to serve you if you do your part.
MRS. COLE WEBSTER.
15he Pviblic Forum
This column is for your use. Open letters on any subject of gener
al interest will be published here. Air your ideas. No unsigned
contribution will be considered, but if desired writer's name will be
withheld from our readers.. The editor will not be responsible for
the views or opinions of correspondents.
iubscriber" Says Efforts Are Being
Made by the Express Companies
to Down the Parcels Post.
these pleasures by giving them no
service at all. SUBSCRIBER.
Oscar Redfield Has a Few Things
to Say in Reference to this Im
J Following is a letter from Oscar j
j Rettield of Cashmere on the parcels,
post question. The article was writ-:
ten at the time of the first announce-!
ment In regard to the stand taken j
b> Congressmnu Jones, when he fell [
lin line with the resolution passed by!
| the Spokane Chamber of Commerce
• opposing the measure:
j During the past year many able ar
! tides have been published in favor
|of the "parcels post," and the Post
i master General has recommended it.
j The main arguments advanced are
, that it will be a great convenience
! and benefit to the rural districts, and
a source of revenue to the govern-
In the last few days the country
I papers have commenced knocking it,
and our hired man, Jones, has given
it a black eye.
From the arguments put forth by
the local press and Mr. Jones it |
would seem to be a scrap between
the big city department stores and
the country merchants.
The department stores are" run
for the purpose of making money—
; with the parcels pose they could
: make still more money.
The country mercnants run their'
'stores to build up the town —they'
are its chief support. If it were not:
; for these merchants perhaps there
would be no Wenatchee for the Big
Red Apples to make famous,
i It is wonderful what a country 1
merchant can do if there is no par
cels post to keep him down!
At first I thought Wesley was tak
ing an undue interest in him, but
can see now that I have been misled.
The people around Wenatchee and
up towards Cashmere, who are rais
ing the apples above mentioned, are
not in this "pot of mush."
Should Mr. Jones and the country
merchants need any assistance in
fighting tnis effort for a parcels post
they will find every express company
in the United States a valuable ally.
If there seems to be any danger
of this measure passing they would
readily give ten million dollars to
wards defeating it.
I am sure that this "country mer
chant" racket is highly pleasing to
the express companies, and if Mr.
Jones and the aforesaid merchants
will set in touch with them they can
knock the parcels post higher than
; a kite.
15c and 20c soap only 5 cents at
the HALF PRICE SALE.
(Continued from Page 1.)
means taken to carry it out, to im
prove the roads of this section. A.
P. Kiser was elected president, J. W.
Bromiley secretary, J. W. Dooneen,
L. J. Cowan and M. Clark trustees.
The regular meetings will be held
the first Monday evening in each
All Men's Suits HA..F PRICE at
| Parshall's tomorrow.
Young people who wish to attend
the Wenatchee Business College this
winter can find work to assist them
in defraying their expenses. Write
to the college at once. We have sev
eral places fc. both ; oing women
and young men who clay be able to
secure a complete courre in commer
WENATCHEE BUSINESS COLLEGE
Ladies Dress Skirts HALF PRICE
at Parshall's tomorrow.
Capt. Fred McDermott left for up j
tbe river today on the Xorth Star, j
• Drayage and Transfer.
Drayage and transfer; heavy and
light. Phone 772.
R. B. H VOTINGS.
. Don't forget the jingles, a dollar
each. See Andy Brown, the jingle
Be wise and DON'T miss the HAi,F 1
The W. C. T. U. will meet at the
home of Mrs. McNeal Thursday, Jan. j
9, 1908, at 2:30 p. m.
(Continued from Page 1.)
freshments by Mrs. Hines and Miss
Isabelle Duff. Later in the evening,
those assisting Mrs. Culp and Mrs.
Tibbits, together with their husbands
and gentlemen friends and a few oth
ers were entertained at dinner by
Mrs. Tibbits and afterwards at 500'
until nearly midnight. Mrs. E. M.
Tupper and Mr. Guy Browne carried
off the honors of the evening.
TALKS 0 • WASH
(Continued from Page 1.)
your eyes never witnessed in your
wanderings through the Old World.
I am glad that you are here and that
we will see this glory together.' A?
it happened the mists were first
swept aside on a Sunuay morning,
and looking from my window I saw
Mount Ranier for the first time, and
the thought came to my mind, 'What
a sermon my friend win preach this
morning. The mists have cleared
away, and the mountains sliow forth
their glory this day.'
"Xor was I disappointed', for never
was my friend more eloquent, using,
as he did, the magnificence of the
mountains in illustration of his beau
tiful thoughts. 'When summer
comes,' he said to me afterward,
'you and yours and I and mine will
go out to those mountains and we
will be children again.'
"And so we planned that it should
be, but a greater than we had plan
ned that when summer came great
hearted, lovable John Rust's feet
should rest upon the paths of the
Delectable Mountains in the Region
of the Blest, and that those of us
who had known and so well loved
him should be desolate because of
his going from among us.
"There is a legend that one who
has drank from the Rio Grande al
ways goes back lo it again, and so
it is with the man whose gaze has
rested upon the Cascades or seen
them reflected in the blue waters of
the sea—he must go back to them
some day, and so my eye?, turn en
viously towards 1909 and the Alas
kan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, for
then I, too, am going back if "
Announcement to the Public.
We desire to announce to the pub
lic that the Pearl Grocery has been
sold by Mr. Holcomb to Mr. C. v
Burdick, and all accounts to date due
the Pearly Grocery wi'l be payable
to P. P. Holcomb at his store on We
natchee avenue. The name will be
continued to be known as the Pearl
Grocery as hertofore.
P. P. HOT-COMB.
C. M. BURDICK.
Fred Reeves Retwrns from' Meeting
of Board.—TeUa of Plan of
The new reformatory which is to
be built at Monroe by the State wi'l
soon be under construction, accord
ing to a statement of Hon. Fred
Reeves of this city, who is one of the
five members of th* executive board
of this institution. Mr. Reeves spent
several days on the Sound last week
in the interests of the institution and
in attendance at the meeting of the
A Xew Plan.
The reformatory is a new idea in
this state. Under the provisions of
an act of the last legislature the new
institution is built for the purpose
of separating the youthful transgres-
I sors of the law from the old and
j hardened criminals. The old crimi-
I nals will still be kept at Walla Walla
; and the boys will remain at the re
form school at Centralia.
But in order to give a chance to
the young men under the age of 21,
and, at the discretion of the judge,
i under the age of 30, these young
men will be taken to Monroe when
j the institution is completed and giv
en an opportunity to learn a trade,
i ney will also be paid for their time
if they have relatives depending upon
ihein for support.
"A superintendent has been ap
pointed who will assume the duties
of his office on April 1. He will]
make a trip to many of the institu- j
tions of this kind in the United |
States and learn their methods of
Seattle is the man selected. His sal
ary is fixed at $1500 per year.
The sum of $30,000 was appropri
ated by the last legislature for this
purpose, and more will be needed
The five members of the board are
selected, not on account of their po
litical affiliations, the law providing
that it shall be non-partisan.
Don't Go to a
to get your work done; get it
done where it will be done
right. We do nothing but
horseshoeing; can't afford to
waste our time repairing old
sleds. We shoe the horse
right; we only run one busi
L. O. Hall
J. E. Sarp, Harness r>nd Sad
dlery. 25 Wenatchee avenue,
next door to Little & Wetzel's
$15.00 TO $50.00 PAID WEEKLY
Earn high wages, millinery taught
quickly and thoroughly by new
method. Opportunity given stud
ents to more than get back small
cost of tuition. Day and nigh'
school. Students and represent
atives wanted. Dormitory at col
.ege. Send for circulars.
FRISCO MILLINERY COLLEGE
Expert designers, fall fitters and
trimmers. 901 Yesler Way Seattle.
A WELL-SHAPED HAND
! looks all the hotter for a little adoro-
Imerit; and what could be handsomer,
or show up to better advantage than
a. nice Seal Ring? We have a full
'line of Gentlemen's Seal and Initial
Rings, also Cuff Links of beautiful
design and attractive appearance.
These are solid gold with ornament
al settings. We also carry a most
tempting line of general !»w>li , y,
such as ladies' and gentle ten's dd
mid silver watche«, chain ', cmvi is,
rbigs, brooches, etc.
HOWARD TH i S
$750 for a corner, 90 x " l
able for a boardin? ;
Si loo—so foot lot on Wens I a
avenue, with small ' rosei;
come $10 per mot ' " 0
cash, balance $25 pi
$1500 —00 foot lot on '
avenue; free of Btone; will
make two fine building lots.
$2000—120 x 120; N. W. net of
just across from Beal mill.
This is a good speculation.
$1000 —Warehouse lot with sid3
track; only one block away.
Walter Nl. Offv>*
Columbia Valley Hank *i<ii!ding.
Hay, Grain Chop, at I ■
Proctor Stand on Missii
C. E. REEDER &
H. J. KIR/SMI
General Contract W
eluding plain, and re
concrete. With a spec
South King Stref .