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• HUH* . o< 10111 II 14, 1904
111 18 QUALIFIED. DON'T Mil
There are among the democrats
a certain class who go about say
ing this man or that man on the
republican ticket is not qualified
for the position. One will say
With wide open eyes, as if he had
discovered a mare's nest, that ho
saw a letter that John Doe had
written, in which he spelled
knife without the k and lamb
without the b.
It is a notorious fact that many
of the ablest men in public life
have been poor spellers, and not
a few have departed from the
strict rules under which the
English language is written and
spoken, and yet they were rec
ognized, the country over, as
men of far more than average
ability as judges, legislators and
executive officers. Recently
some people in Boston made the
disqualifying discovery that
President Roosevelt used faulty
grammar in his speeches. Grant
ing this to be true, is there any
republican damphool enough to
vote for Judge Parker on this
ground? We hardly think so.
Did you ever notice how much
in demand is the man who, in
addition to a fairly good educa
tion, has the reputation of hav
ing that mental equipment
which is referred to as good
"horse sense?" Education is a
good thing but it is not the
whole thing. Often have we
seen college graduates washing
dishes, and others coming up
from tho lowest walks of life,
with Just such education as they
have gotten by absorption, forg
itfg their way to the front by
sheer force, capacity and fitness.
It has- been hinted in some
quarters tfea* John D. Dill is not
qualified for Superior Court
judge. He Was up to a short
time since engaged in the active
practice of the profession of law,
and had quite a large clientage,
yet not one of his many clients
has ever said that John D. Dill
did not give him good honest
service, or that he has ever lost
anything through his want of a
proper knowledge of the law, or
through any professional blun
der. Would it be reasonble to
suppose that in his three years
residence and practice of his
profession in this county, that
his total incapacity as a lawyer
could not be discovered until he
became a candidate fcr office?
The republicans of this district
may rest assured that Mr. Dill
has the ability to discharge the
duties of the office to which he
aspires, and what is more, he
has the integrity to discharge
the duties fairly and honestly.
His past record is a guarantee
It is not an uncommon thing
when nothing else can be said
against a candidate, to charge
him with a lack of ability. It
would 1 be an uncomplimentary
comment on tho intelligence of
the average republican voter to
admit! that he could not see
through so diaphanous an argu
ment as i (its.
Mr. A. N. Brown, who is accompany
ing Mr. Mead on his tour of the state
and reporting his speeches for the Post-
Intelligencer was a pleasant caller on
the Echo Tuesday last.
Judge Victor Martin of Wenatchee
•was a visitor to our town this week.
This traa his first visit to the town since
feet winter. •
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ALBERT E. MEAD, NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR
Adresses Large and Enthusiastic Audience in Pavilion
on Tuesday Night.
On Tuesday nipht tho largest audi
ence so far assembled in Leavenworth
during this campaign greeted Mr.
Mead, the republican candidate for gov
Judge King introduced the speaker
in a few well chosen words.
Mr. Mead made a brief allusion 1o
national politics l>y saying that the peo
ple would continue the republican par
ty in power because in strong contrast
with the economic condition of this
country under a democratic administra
tion, we bad enjoyed fcr almost eight
years umler tbo republican party, un
bounded prosperity, and that the peo
ple certainly preferred that condition
to the condition for four years under
the last Cleveland administration.
He admitted that the railroad com
mission issue was the leariirg question in
state politics, and repeated what he has
frequently said, that if he was elected
governor ho would, as chief executh c
officer, approve any railroad commis
sion bill that the legislature might pass
but that he would not use the patron
Did You Ever
Because you did not take advantage of an opportunity to buy cheap property in
a growing town?
I^'Many times you have you heard the remark: "I could have bought that lot for fifty dollars three
years ago, and last week It sold for fifteen hundred," or something similar. There are numerous instances
where thousands of dollars have been made in fortunate real estate investments. We have used modest fig
ures because we did not want to seem to exaggerate. Real estate does not die, does not burn up and can not
be destroyed by storm or Hood. Nothing is so safe. : : : : : : : :
Right here in Leaven worth small fortunes have been made within the last two years by the increase in the
price of real estate. :::::;:::::::
The Peachey Addition to Wenatchee
Is the last close-in hind that can be platted into desirable town property. Beginning three blocks from
the court house it lies east and south on a high plateau overlooking the town and the fair grounds. It will be
cut up into one acre tracts and lots and every tract and lot will have ;v perpetual water right from the high line
canal. It will be sold on terms to suit purchaser. It is in the most desirable location to make an ideal home,
and as the town grows it will enhance in value while you sleep, just as all other Wenatchee valley property
has advanced that has changed hands in the last two years. : : : : : : •
The registration books show thfst the' population of Wenatchee has just about doubled in two years. Pre
vious to the last election 500 voters registered, this year one thousand have registered. : : ;
No town in the state of Washington shows a' greater percentage of increase in population. : :
DEED H. HAYAR,
Sole Agent for LEAVENWORTH.
age of the office to coerce the legisla
ture into passing such a bill. . Tim leg
islature was a distinct ami independent
brunch of the government. The mem
bers of the legislature were the direct
representatives of their immediate con
stituents, were commissioned with
■ their desires and responsible to them
for a failure to enact into law those de
sires. He considered it not within the
. province of the executive officer of the
. state to invade the legislative halls and
attempt to force the passage of any kind
: of laws over the will .of the people as
. expressed through their representa
tives in the state legislature. He could
recommend the passage of laws but he
had no right to go any further.
Ho believed that the railroads ought
' to bear their just share of the burdens
of taxation, and to show that there
; publican party whs in favor of this
proposition he pointed to the platform
demand which pledged the party to a
l ix commission.
Mr. Turner, he said, promised to
enact, if elected, a regulative railway
commission, and laid U>e republican
party was bound hand and foot by the
railroads, and there was no hope of get
ting such a commission from the re
publican party. Mr. Moad asked, how
is Mr. Turner going to redeem this
promise, if, as ha says, there is DO hope
of trotting such tv measure from the re
publican party, how is he going to gel
the consent of the Hate senate. That
body will still be republican after I his
election. There are enough hold over
republican senators ill that body to
constitute a majority. Mr. Turner sayi
give me a democratic ley Mature. But
this cannot be done at this election.
Mr. Turner is safe in making al the
many promise! lie has made, he will
never feel called upon to redeem them.
In his Seattle speech Mr, Turner alto
promised If elected governor, (and this
no doubt carries with it the proviso if
given a subservient democratic ljgisla
ture), to give the lumber Interests rec
ognition on the railway commission.
Wow that he he wants their votes to
■■'•■■■l him governor be is making the
lum'ier men fair promises of what he
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r JOHN HOLDEN V Pictures Framed
Docs things in any part of I will frame all kinds of pic
the city such as delivering ■* - • mfiggyfmfi*
freight, express and bag- city Drug Store, where you can
age. LPavenworth. ! leave your orders for what you
VN-—•— & want." G. B. Hathaway.
will do for them. Why his great •>
lieitudo for this, the greatest industry
in the state at tins particular time? He
could have shown his interest for tl 6
welfare and prosperity of the lumber
men by voting and working against tuo
Wilson bill reducing the tariff on lum
ber. He voted with the democratic
party for that bill and you all remem
ber that after the passage of that bill
the lumber industry suffered the worst
depression in its history. How does
1 Mr. Turner reconcile his treatment of
that great industry when he was United
Stales Senator with his promise now,
when he wants to be governor?
Mr. Mead was given close attention
by the audience, among which was a
large number of ladies, and was fre
quently applauded. After the speech
quite a number of ladies and gentlemen
I remained to get acquainted and stake
I hands with the next governor.
The Leavenworth band added the>
plowing quota to the entertainment of
the crowd by rendering several selec