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Friday, February 14, 1913.
Morning at 9
We shall place on sale 4,500 yards of silk, in new
spring styles and colors. The average width of these
silks is 24 inches. They should sell for upwards
The Price on Monday at 9:00 A. M. will be
The Grand Leader
[Will Welcome a Case of
£j Jit's in the quiet of your home
that you will appieciate its excellence. Its fla
vor is mild and delicious. Its brewed of the *
choicest materials. Its purity is absolutely
NORTHERN TRANSFER CO.
Office and Storage Warehouse Across from Great Northern Fieight Depot
Sunset 191, Ind. 292
Is the power of trade. We won it with quality. And quality has
made us Snohomish County's largest manufacturers of bread and
pastries. Ask for I. B. C. Bread. For sale by all leading groceries.
I-DEAL BAKING CO.
TWENTY-FIFTH AND COLBY
Butter and Cheese for Less
S. & H. Green Trading Stamps
Everstt's Largest Drug Stort
CITY DRUG STORE
1910 Hewitt Are.
If You Must Take
Get it at
j WILL PLEASE YOU
IMPERIAL TEA CO. ,
1407 Hewitt—Both Phontf * !
The 1913 Indian Motorcycles
are now in, $216, single; $265,
twins. Bicycles and Motor-
cyclea sold o nlnßtallmenta at
Arthur Bailey's Sporting Goods
ft Hardware Store.
If you listen you will hear, from east
Growing sounds of discontent and deep
It Is just the progress-driven Plow of
Tearing up the well-worn, custom
Shaping out each old tradition-trodden
Into furrows —fertile furrows, rich and
Oh, what harvests they will yield
When they widen to a field!
They will widen, they will broaden,
day by day,
As the progress-driven plow keeps on
It will riddle all the ancient roads that
Into palaces of selfishness and greed.
It will tear away the almshouse and
That the little homes and garden
plots may come.
Yes, the gardens green and sweet
Shall replace the stony street.
Let the wise man hear the menace
that Is blent
In this ever-growing sound of discon
Let him hear the rising clamor of the
That the few shall yield the many
For the crucial hour is coming when
Must be given to, or taken back, by
Oh, that mighty Plow of God-
Hear It breaking through the sod!
THE PLOW OF GOD.
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
J. E. COOK, Prop.
Wholeeale and Retail Dealerß of
Bread and Pastry—Home of
the Sanitary Loaf
Ind. 90Z 2228 Colby Aye.
We believe the passage of the proposed city ordinance
prohibiting street speaking within a prescribed area of the
business district will be a serious mistake. Other cities have
tried the same thing and have paid for it dearly. There is an
element of "free speech fanatics" who will consider it a chal
lenger to (ear loose as they did in Spokane, San Diego and
other cities: an element that thinks nothing of going to jail
in defense of "free speech" and whose motto will be "on to
Kverett" as it was "on to Spokane" and "on to San Diego."
We fail to see any harm in letting any man or body of men
orate to their hearts content. The utterance of seditions or
vulgar sentiments makes anybody amenable to the law and we
have police and courts to take care of people who abuse their
privilege, if any particular harm can arise from the socialists
Or Salvation Army or any other body of men or women using
the streets for their propaganda, we fail to see it. The main
reason why Everett has in the past been singularly tree from
disgraceful incidents such as characterized the Spokane and
San Diego free speech fights, has been because there was no
attempt to bar anybody from talking as much as he pleased
as long as his language was decent, rut up the bars and then
watch the fight start. We sincerely hope the council will see
fit to kill the ordinance.
MOUE than fifty years have
passed since the famous de
bates occurred between Abra
ham Lincoln aud Stephen A.
Douglas, aud yet they constitute to this
day tbe greatest forensic struggle of
the kind iv the history of the nation.
Douglas at the time was United States
senator and was not only the idol of
his party, but was generally regarded
as the most brilliant politician aud the
foremost debater in the land. Lincoln
was little known outside of Illinois.
While he had the unanimous support
of his party iv the state for United
States senator, his friends had misgiv
ings that he would not be able to meet
the great Douglas. Lincoln himself
brought about the debates, however,
because he wanted to reach the Demo
crats with his arguments.
There were seven of the debates, the
first occurring at Ottawa, seventy miles
southwest of Chicago, on Aug. 21; the
second at Freeport, in the extreme
north of the state, six days later; the
third at Joneslioro, in almost the ex
treme south, on Sept. 15; the fourth at
Charleston, in the east central portion
of tbe state, three days later; the fifth
at Galesburg, in the western part of
the state, on Oct. 7; the sixth at Quin
cy, on the banks of the Mississippi,
Oct. 13. and the last at Alton, a short
distance north of St. Louis, Oct. 15.
The arrangements were that Senator
Douglas should open with an hour, Mr.
Lincoln following with an hour and a
half nnd Douglas closing with half an
hour on the first day, Lincoln opening
with an hour. Douglas following with
nn hour and a half and Lincoln closing
with half an hour on the second day
and thus alternating regularly.
All of this is now a twice told tale,
yet It is one in which the interest is
perennial. Historians are generally
agreed that these debates not only
gave Mr. Lincoln the Republican nomi
nation for the presidency, but forced
Douglas into a position where to win
the senatorship he had to alienate
southern support, thus dividing the
Democracy in 18G0 and making- Lin
coln's election possible.
The debates naturally created tre
mendous excitement, and the crowds
were record breakers for that day.
Douglas began in a Jaunty vein, and
his references to Lincoln were patron
izing. His opponent responded with
straight nnd serious argument, refus
ing to resort to the wit for which he
was famous. Mr. Lincoln's chief
weapons were logic and clarity of
statement, nnd before the struggle wus
over he bad bis antagonist worried.
The "Little Giaut" lost his temper
on several occasions, Indulged In per
sonalities and on one occasion charged
Lincoln with attending a convention
and helping frame a radical set of reso
lutions with which he had not the re
motest connection. When this trick
was exposed it brought condemnation
on Douglas throughout the land. His
personalities also gave offense. On the
whole, the moral effect of victory was
with Lincoln. The ability with which
he presented the Republican position
challenged nation wide attention.
The contrast between the two speak
ers was so marked as to be almost
ludicrous. Douglas was as short and
heavy as Lincoln was tall nnd lean.
Douglas' voice was deep, aud his
enunciation slow and somewhat pon
derons. Lincoln's voice was pitched
rather high, but had great carrying
power. Douglas sometimes attacked
his audiences, made bitter remarks
nliout the "Black Republicans" aud on
at lenst one occasion talked about
fighting his opponent. Lincoln was al
ways good natnred, eminently fair and
personally respectful in his attitude.
Douglas was boisterously cheered for
his oratory, yet his hearers could re
member little that he said. Lincoln
usually won less partisan applause, but
bis points stuck In the minds of his
audiences for years afterward. He at
tempted no flights of rhetoric, no ap
peals to passion or prejudice, but de
pended on straight, hard reasoning.
All the meetings were very large,
with the exception of those at Jones
boro and Alton. One of tho biggest
was nt Golesburg, where the etnud
was erected In front of Kuox college.
Here the crowd was with Lincoln. At
uenrly all of the debates the farmers
drove in for fifty miles arouad. camp-
Check Showing Lincoln's Kindness.
"Pay to colored man with ona lag, or bsarsr, fiva dollar*."
ing out on the prairie where Hccommo
dn lions could not he found. Reporters
were present from the big papers, one
or more of the New York dailies and
nearly all those of Chicago being repre
The debute that has taken the chief
plai c in history was that at Freeport.
Here Lincoln propounded his famous
second question regarding the right of
the people of a territory to exclude
slavery before the adoption of a consti
tution. Douglas had asked Lincoln n
number of questions at Ottawa, and
nt Freeport, which was the next meet
ing point, Lincoln said he would reply
to bis opponent's interrogations If
Judge Douglas would answer an equal
number, When asked directly if he
would accept the terms Douglas re
muiiitd siient. Lincoln then said he
would answer his opponent's questions
whether Judge Douglas reciprocated or
not. He thereupon proceeded to do so,
after Which he propounded his own
questions to Dou( as. The second of
these, it is claimed, lost the senator
whip to Lincoln, but lost the presidency
LINCOLN'S USE OF
I REMEMBER how when a
mere child I used to fret irri
tated when anybody talked
to me in a way I could not un
derstand. I can remember going
to ivy little bedroom after hear
ing the neighbors talk of an
evening with my father and
spending no small part of the
night walking up and down and
trying to make out what was
the exact meaning of some of
their (to me) dark sayings. I
could not sleep, although I tried
to, when I got on such a hunt
for an idea until I had caught
it, and when I thought 1 bad got
it I was not satisfied until I had
repeated it over and over until
I had put It in language plain
enough, as I thought, for any
boy 1 knew to comprehend. This
was a kind of passion with me,
and it hns stuck by me, for I am
never easy now when I am
handling a thought till 1 have
bounded it north and bounded it
south aud bounded it east and
bounded it west.—Abraham Lin
Lincoln and Twain Compared.
At the great memorial meeting in
New York to Mark Twain Colonel
Henry Wattersou of the Louisville
Courier-Journal drew the following In
teresting comparison between Abraham
Lincoln and the great American hu
morist. Speaking of Twain, he said:
"With the flue, unerring phrasing of
his penetrative Insight Mr. Howells
calls him 'the Lincoln of our literature.'
It is a striking title and Is suggestive
and apposite as striking. The genius
of Clemens and the genius of Lincoln
possessed a kinship outside the circum
stances of their early lives—the com
mon lack of tools to work with, the pri
vations and hardships to be endured
and to overcome, the way ahead
through an unbiased and trackless for
est, every footstep over a stumbling
block and each effort saddled with a
handicap. But they got there, both of
them—they got there, and mayhap
somewhere beyond the stars the light
of their eyes is shining down upon us
YOU heard the wide world calling.
Ud, a call of tears and laugh
Fain, fain you were to follow the
lure that bade you come.
Ah, weary Is their part who watt, whose
vain thought follows after
The restless feet that Journey on, but
never Journey home-
Ah, far and far your feet must fare, In
lands beyond my knowing!
You'll see the glory of the earth, the
great seas mystery.
Tou'U lay you down by faroft streams
when tropic stars are glowing.
Ah, pale beside their glitt'rlng fire the
wan white stars I see!
Tou'll hear no message In their note, no
tender memory waking
When bright hued birds go Hashing by.
the pathless woods among.
Yet o'er the daisied fields you knew. Its
heavenward journey taking.
The skylarks sing the aong of hope I
knew when I was young.
Bjit some day you will hear the call, tha
call for your returning.
More dear these low green hills will
seem than all the world beside.
Ah. then you'll journey home, dear lad,
by ways that need no learning.
And I shall see and hear you come—tha
door stands always wide!
FONDLY do we hope, fervent
ly do We pray, thnt this
mighty scourge of war may
speedily pass away. Yet if Ood
wills that It Continue until all the
wealth piled by the bondman's
1250 years of unrequited toll shall
be sunk and until every drop of
blood drawn by the lush shall be
repaid by another drawn with
the sword, ns was said 3,000
years ago. so still it must be said,
"The Judgments of the Lord nre
true and righteous altogether."
With malice toward none, with
c harity for all, with firmness In
the right iis (lod gives us to see
the right, let us strive on to fin
ish the work we nre in, to bind
up the nation's wounds, to care
for htm who shall have borne
the battle and for bis widow and
his orphan—to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and
lasting peace among ourselves
and with all nations.-Abraham
Lincoln, Second Inaugural.
JULIA WARD HOWE'S
TRIBUTE TO LINCOLN.
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, who died In
October, l'.ilO, at the age of ninety-one.
wrote this Lincoln poem only about n
year before her death. It was almost
the last piece of verse from the autboi
of tbe "Battle Hymn of the Republic:"
Through the dim pageant of the years
A wondroui tracery appears.
A cabin of the western wild
Shelters In sleep a newborn child.
Nor nurde nor parent dear can know
The Way those Infant feet must go,
And yet a nation's help and hope
Are sealed within that horoscope.
Beyond is toil for dally bread
Ami thought, to noble Issues led.
Ami courage, arming for the morn
For whose behest this man was born.
A man of homely, rustic ways.
Yet he achieves the forum's praise
Ancl soon earth's highest meed hns won.
The sea! and sway of Washington.
No throne of honors and delights;
Distrustful rtavd and sleepless nights.
To struggle. Ruffi r and aspire.
Like Israi I. led by etood and fire.
A treacherous shut, a sob of rest,
A martyr's palm upon his hreast,
A welcome from the glorious seat
Where blameless souls nf heroes meet.
And, thrilling through unmeasured days.
A song of gratitude and praise,
A cry lhat all the earth shall heed
To God. who gave him for our need.
THE PLAINS OF MEXICO.
THERE'S a country wide and weary,
and a scorching sun looks down
On the thirsty cattle ranges and a
queer old Spanish town.
And it's there my heart goes rov
ing by the trails 1 used to
Dusty trails by camps deserted where the
tinkling mule trains go.
On the sleepy, sunlit ranges and tie plains
Is it only looking backward that the past
seems now so fair?
Was the sun then somehow brighter; waa
there something In the air
Made no day seem ever weary, never
hour that went too slow.
When we rode the dusty ranges on the
plains of Mexico?
Then the long, hot, scented evenings and
the fiddle's squeaky tune
When we danced with Spanish lasses un
derneath the golden moon.
Girls with names all slow and splendid,
hot as fire and cold as snow,
In the spicy summer nighttime on the
plains of Mexico
I am growing tired and lonely, and the
town Is dull and strange.
I am restless for the open sky and wan-
dering wings that range.
I will get me forth a-roving; I will get me
out and go,
But no more, no more my road Is to the
plains of Mexico.
For the sun Is on the plateau and the
dusty trails go down
By the same old cactus hedges to the
sleepy Spanish town,
But I'll never find my comrade that I
lost there long ago.
Never, never more (Oh, lad I loved and
left a-lylng low!)
Where the coward bullet took him on the
plains of Mexico.
—C. Fox Smith.
THE KNIGHT'S TOAST.
mo one whose Image never may
Deep graven In the grateful heart
Till memory be dead;
To one whose love for me shall last
When lighter passions long have
So holy 'tis and true
To one whose love hath longer
More deeply fixed, more keenly felt.
Than any pledged by you.
AND Stanley said. "We crave the
Proud knight ot this most peerless
Whose love you count so high."
St. Leon paused, as If he would
Not breathe her name In careless
Thus lightly to another,
Then bent his noble head as though
To give that word Its reverence due
And gently said, "My mother."
WRITE ME A LETTER.
WRITE me a letter, my dear old
Say that you love ma yat
I know you are true, but I
wish that you
Would say that you never forget
The spring's all budding; and scent and
The summer's blossoming rime.
The orchard talks and the woodland
In the golden autumn time.
Write me a letter, my dear old friend;
Leave out the year* between;
Tbe way* have been rough and thorny
Which 'twixt ua Intervene.
Sing me a song of the long ago.
Ere I knew the world oould cheat.
Of moonlight gleams and fond day dreams
That were so divinely sweet
Write me a letter, my dear old friend.
I love you more and mora
Aa further apart we drift, dear heart.
And nearer the other shore
The dear old loves and the dear old days
Are a balm to life's regret.
It is easy to bear the worry and oara
If the old friends lova us yet
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IF you have not yet visited our banking quarters, you are
invited to do so now. Our officers will be pleased to
show you about the bank and through our big steel
and concrete vaults.
Your Financial Home for 1913 is a matter we would
also appreciate discussing with you.
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Bank For All The People
HEWITT AT WETMORE ,
We have on band a large supply of
Prompt Delivery and Attractive Prices
Ferry-Baker Lumber Co.
Sunset 886, 887
Everett Trust & Savings Bank
Under the Same Management as the First National Bank
Wm. C. Butler, Pres.
F. W. Brooks, Cashier
Fresh and Salt Meats, Hams,
Bacon, Lard and White
All Our Products Are United States Government Inspected
2818 Colby Aye
UNION PLUMBING AND HEAT-
X M. Westcrer
H. C. Brown.
B. M. Richards
J. H. Baillie
F. W. Dailey.
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Thompson Plumbing A Heating Oo
An account may be
opened with this bank
with a deposit of one
dollar or more on any
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
Will occupy the ■tore building
from January 1. 1913. at the cor
ner of Hoyt and Hewitt Aye*.
Merchants Hotel building, with,
a new line of Men's Clothing,
Boots and Shoes.
S YEO A SON, Prop.
16 in. Slabs
4 Per Cent
Robt. Moody, Vice-Pres.
J. W.Clark, Asst.Cashier
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