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THE KENNEWICK COURIER, KKNNKWIIK. WASHINGTON
The Kennewick Courier
Reed & Tripp, Proprietors
One Year $I.so—Six Months $.75
Three Months $.50
Entered March 27, 1902, as second-class matter,
at Kennewick, Wash., Act of Congress of March 3, 1879
COMMENT ON TIMELY TOPICS
JOffES AjVD THE VRESI"DEJVT
IMPRESSION one gets from the associated press reports is that
Senator Jones' assault on the president was not particularly effective,
says the Yakima Republic.
Mr. Jones ordered out the infantry, brought out his cavalry, and
finally turned the artillery loose on the executive. The noise was tre
mendous; groans of the wounded filled the air. The combatants were
dying everywhere. At this critical juncture the president discovered
that he was attacked. He hastily entrenched himself behind a wall of
red tape, and in those well-modulated tones for which he is justly famous,
remarked, "Tut, tut, Brother Jones."
Mr. Jones withdrew in some confusion.
This may not be an absolutely accurate account of the engagement,
but it will do for practical purposes.
Senator Jones, in the course of a long argument for tolls exemption
recently, virtually charged the president with favoring the repeal of the
exemption clause of the Panama canal act in return for England's support
of his Mexican policy. Yesterday he explained that the president denied
this charge, and added that he wanted it understood that he hadn't
made the accusation, but said he had seen it in a newspaper.
There isn't a shadow of reason for supposing the president has been
dickering with England in this matter, and there never was. He doesn't
have to carry on such negotions, and he would be a fool if he undertook
them. We are sure he hasn't done anything since he became president
which justifies a senator in repeating such a perfectly silly charge, no
matter if he did see it in the newspapers, where one seldom finds any
thing but plain facts and sound sense.
Senator Jones is a mighty good man; but he gets off wrong occas
ionally, and this one of the times.
VROVOSET* COMMERCIAL CHAffCE
IF THE BANKERS can accomplish it, there will be a decided change
in commercial customs of long standing in this country when the new
banking and currency law is in final operation through the creation of
the regional banks. As it stands at present, manufacturers and whole
salers have been engaged in a species of banking business, to the extent
that they have been carrying their customers for months at a time. If
the suggestions of the bankers are taken up by trade in all directions, the
manufacturers and wholesalers will no longer do this.
The Seattle clearing house has given its definition of what should
constitute "commercial paper" within the meaning of the new banking
law. Incidentally the clearing house association "believes that the es
tablished custom of the vendor carrying the account of the purchaser in
an open form should be discouraged and as rapidly as possible supplanted
by submitting for the account short time notes or acceptances."
Such a change as this would be of considerable value to the manu
facturers and wholesalers of this part of the country, whose business is
expanding rapidly and who have to accumulate their needed additional
capital as they go along. If, instead of open accounts, they had the
notes or the acceptances of bills drawn on their customers, they could
discount, these with comparatively little trouble and have the free use of
their own capital at all times, instead of having a large portion of it tied
up in carrying their customers.
The proposed change would be in direct harmony with the purposes
of the new banking and currency law, and there is no reason why it
should not be readily adopted here, where there is not the settled con
conservatism and dislike for any kind of a change which characterize
business in older communities. —Post-Intelligencer.
JWO MO'RE JL/BEJ 1/4 CULE'B'RA.
WORD COMES from Panama that slides in the Culebra cut have
ceased and that the great cut will be clear entirely as soon as the
dredges deal with the debris which now remains in it. As a matter of
fact, that work is so nearly accomplished that there would be no partic
ular difficulty in passing a vessel or any number of vessels through the
canal now. Indeed, should an emergency require it, there is little doubt
that it would be possible even now for the battleship fleet to pass through
from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Of course, not even the engineers in charge are prepared to state that
there will be no more slides at Culebra. There is fair probability that
dredgers will have to be retained in the cut for a considerable length of
time to come, and that there will be slides to some extent until a final
condition of stability is reached. The one thing certain is that the slides
will not continue always, but that soon or late the sides of the canal in
the big cut will reach an angle of stability.
But the continued use of dredgers, even for some years in the future
would not operate against the use of the canal. As a matter of fact the
di fficulty in keeping the canal open, with the most pesssimistic outlook
respecting future slides, will not be any greater than the difficulties
always had at Suez. There the sifting and drifting sands make the keep
ing open of the canal a perpetual work, with no probability that it will
ever cease. At Panama it is only a question of time when all slides or
earth movements into the canal must come to an end. —Post-Intelligencer
SOMETHING TO S"TWRy
THE "Seven Sisters" is the title of a pamphlet sent out by the joint
legislative committee of the Direct Legislation League of Washington,
the State Federation of Labor, the Farmers' Union and the State Grange'
It contains the seven proposed iniative measures which will be voted on
at the next general election, numbered from six to twelve, and does not
include the eight hour bill, nor does the committee claim any authority
or ownership over or to the eight hour bill which is being generally op
posed. The "Seven Sisters" include a "blue sky" Jaw; abolishing the
bureau of inspection; prohibiting fees for employment for wage earners
amending the industrial insurance law, making it more effective- pro'
vidingfor the employment of convict labor on roads and making a two
million-dollar appropriation for public highways; licensing the fishing
| industry and abolishing the stale board of tax commissioners. Take
time to inform yourself on these measures between now and November 8
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