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U AMI. MUM MlUMil 11. iiiOi. The Result. The result of the elections, Tuesday, is just about what might have been expected from the unusual conditions which prevailed. When politicians took advantage of the spirit ol com mercialism to ati.melon any expression upon a measure which had been of primal importance in the two preced ing campaigns, it was a stultification which met with no favor from a large proportion of the six and a half mil lions of voters who had twice support ed Mr. Bryan on that issue. Even though they may have been misguided in judgment, the result shows that where no issues that attract were pre sented ; most people prefer to get into the band-wagon of the party that has won victories, than to travel in a cart that lias no springs to relieve the jolt of possible defeat. That the matter of Roosevelt's election was decided in St. Louis, in July, is as certain as that the voters ratified that decision in November. Witness this State. No national canvass was made. Tiiename of Parker was seldom mentioned, and leading speakers and newspapers open ly admitted Roosevelt's election. Even Republican speakers wero paraded at Democratic meetings, who as the price of their desertion of State and county platforms and candidates, were al lowed to eulogize Roosevelt and urge voters to his support. Such a state of affairs never existed before, and so far as nation and State are concerned, no defeat has been more overwhelming, The only gleam of sunshine we see is in this county. It is the election of over one-half the Democratic county nominees the Republicans getting Senator, one Representative, Judge, Superintendent of Schools, Coroner and Wreckmaster, by majorities rang ing from 231 for Ruth as Senator, to 42 for Ross as Wreckmaster. The Democrats elected their candidates for Sheriff, Clerk, one Representative, Au ditor, Surveyor, Treasurer, Prosecut- ing Attorney, Assessor and two Com-1 missioners, with majorities tbut reach 522 for Connolly as Sheriff to 169 for Schomber as Treasurer. The precinct officers likewise broke eveD, the Dem ocrats electing their nominees for Jus tices of the Peace, and the Republicans elected their Constables. Roosevelt carried the county by nearly 1,300 votes, the Republican Congressmen by nearly 900, the Su preme Judges by about 600 and Mead by a little over 100. The offices apportioned to the two parties in this county are also about equal in importance, aside from the Legislature, which from the prevailing railroad issue and election of U. S. Senator, were of lar-reacbing interest to the people. Through the inaction of the Demo crats of this State, Roosevelt carried the vote by from 50,000 to 60,000 ma jority. It could not, and would not with proper effort, have been larger than that of Mead, from 10,000 to 14,- 000, who was pitted againet a man who drew largely from pre-eminent ability but lost correspondingly from his vascilating course in political life. Now, that the " cruel war is over," let us all abandon our bickerings and contentions, and unite as brothers in promoting the public weal. LIKE THE STORY OF JACK AND THE BEAM-STOCK.— Just as the pewit-paper accounts of the Baltimore fire—which they declared to be the largest of the century, or any that preceded it- Boose velt'B vote is declared the largest ever cast for President, when indeed, the vote conceded to Parker in the electoral college has been a number of times less than 151—of the Southern States. For instance, Greeley and Brown in 1872, bad only 47 electoral votes, with a popular vote of a little over 6,500,000 for the two leading tickets; in 1892, Benjamin Harrison had only 145, with a popular vote nearly evenly divided between him self and Cleveland of 10,500,000; in 1896, Bryan bad 149 electoral votes, when the popular vote cast aggregated for the two principal parties 13,600,000, and in 1900, only 155, with about the same general vote and less than half a million scattering. No estimate can be placed upon the vote by the States in the late contest that wonld be ap proximately correct, but it is safe to say that these excitable faber-Bbovers have again shouted without reason. THE airship California Arrow, which last week was the center of public vision as a success in short distance trial, lost all its honors in misbehavior this week, while making preparations for a long-distance journey. Twice the propeller motor " went dead" in mid air, and twice the ship and its rider were driven before the wind, when, as if impatient from restraint, the gas bag escaped and sailed away riderless and practically rudderless. At last accounts it was taking a much longer loDg-distance trial than was ever con templated by its owner and builder. SWEENEY, the man with the bar'l who threatens invasion of the Sena torial field this winter, it is said, con templates the erection of a million dollar hotel in Portland in the near future, or the purchase of the Portland Hotel, one of the best on the Coast. A POL'LTRY.MAN of Raceville, N. Y., lately refused 11.000 for a rose-combed black Minorca cock, on exhibition at the World's Fair poultry show, at St. Louis. AN Olympia firm persistently pro claims the merits of Dutchess trousers. One might think they would be too thin for winter wear. Oiled Roads. "cattle is talking of u-ing oil on lier ct.eets. The use of oil on roads and streets hag made goc.id progress in California. Still there has been some I complaint among the farmers and nierchants who claim it is more of a 1 damage than of good. Be tins as it may, of oiicd roads in the " Golden State" there are nearly 2,200 miles, while the railroads have about 1,100 of o:'ed roadbed, and of streets 5-jO miles. The oiling of streets and roads has passed the experimental stage. When properly done, it is said to be a great improvement over the ordinary earth road. Its first and greatest advantage j is the freedom from dust it secures, and it is also a means of making and preserving a firm and smooth road sur face, saving wear and tear, and pre venting mud in winter. By repeated applications a surface resembling as phalt may be bad where the road has been properly prepared for the oil treatment. In Golden Gate Park, at Sau Francisco, there are miles ol macadam that can scarcely be dis tinguished from asphalt, and for all practical purposes are just as good while the cost is vastly less. While oiling involves much initial outlay, in the long run it saves money by doing away with the need of sprinkling and of frequent repairs. "OH, WHAT A DIFFERENCE IN THE MOUSING!"—In alluding to defeat of the Republican clique in this county, tlio Olympian says: " With the methods used to accom plish the defeat, every good citizen of any and every party may well make pro test. The free use of money and beer, the strong arm of coercion, the violation of plain law, the use of the hosts of vice and debauchery, to carry elections, is always to be condemned. The present is no exception to the rule. Ana with out these the Republican ticket would have been elected entire." Oh, thunder! If there ever was a cabal which has played these " meth ods" to a limit, it surely has been that which has controlled our local politics the past eight years. Has there ever been a more open town than Olympia, order the so-called " business" meth ods of the Lord-Owings gang? " Al ways," in the above paragraph, seems to mean to be just after election and defeat. Isn't it very unkind, however, for our Repablican brethren to turn and rend the machine which like Henry's Arithmetician, has a cog or ! two out of place just now. ALREADY STEPS TAKEN TO FORM A NEW PARTY.—A New York dispatch dated the day after election gives an announcement from M. G. -Palliser, Manager of Thomas £. Watson's cam paign, that as a result of the over whelming defeat of the Democratic nominees, steps will immediately be taken for formation of a new party, and that arrangements bad been made for a conference in a few days, between Mr. Bryan, Mr. Hearst and Mr. Wat son, to formulate plans for that object. It is probably well that the result was a Waterloo, to show the malcontents who defeated the Democratic party in 1896 and 1900, what they amount to when in the lead, and how difficult it is to control the party after it had been subject to their arbitrary lash. They have had their day in court. Let them hereafter follow, or go where they belong, to the opposition. No more dead weight should be carried, nor further handicap be allowed. An open, free and fair race on principle will win, if the conservative, sober minded and patriotic people can be i nited under sensible guidance. LIKE DEATH-BED REPENTANCE. —It is a little strange that it should have required a local party revolution to cause the scales to fall from the eyes cf Prosecuting Attorney Owings, who seemß to have been as blind, the past six months, to violation of the laws he now seeks to enforce, as Justice is represented to be with her poised bal ance. It may be unfair to assume that revenge has any part in the order given the day after election, to close the saloons at midnight and on Sun days, and to stop all gambling. A much nicer belief is that Mr. Owings has determined to round out bis term of office by enforcing the law, what ever may have been his course during the term now nearing its close. Be that as it may, the order, under the circumstances, is met with a most vigorous protest from the saloon men, and so far as the closing order is con cerned, it is said, the validity of the law will be tested. FIRST ROUND AOAINST THE MILLIN ERS. —The State law under which thir teen milliners of Spokane had a prelimi nary hearing before Justice Stocker, last week, was upheld and the sale of egret feathers for decorations of women's hats declared a violation of its pro visions. The demurrer of defendants' attorneys that the law was unconsti tutional, and, as the feathers had been shipped from without this State, that the action was in violation of internal commerce, was overruled, and the case set for trial November 11th, to day. IT is said that the Oregonian was coerced into support of Mead for Gov ernor of this State by the threat that the Republican legislators would re fuse to sanction auy appropriation for the Lewis and Clark Fair, and a gen eral system of boycott would be at tempted by prominent Republicans. This may be true, but we doubt wheth er any other means would have made that journal swallow its own words. ANDERSON Gratz has bought the Oregon Building, at the St. Louis Fair> and will move it to his suburban home, in Kirkwood, where it will be used as a summer residence. THE Republican papers very irrever ently we think say, that Judge Parker has resumed his morning bath. Misguided Innocence. It seems exceedingly unfortunate that the cruel war should have re sulted in defeat of the Republican ticket, after the pathetic appeals made for just a little longer grasp upon the contents of the pie-counter. One of these soul-stirring invocations sank deep into the hearts of the assemblage, Monday r.ight, at the theater. It was made by Mr. Falknor, who drew tears from the eyes of .Sympathy, in a pa thetic picture of his home-life. It was briefly as follows, as nearly as could be heard amid the the confusion of the multitude of spell bound audi tors: He sat beside the glowing fire side, with his sons Jud and Ben on either knee, when the conversation very naturally drifted to the topic that is ever uppermost in the paternal mind, good citizeuship. He was interrupted in his panegyric on the life and public services of Theodore Roosevelt, by one of the cherubs saying, " Pa, I really believe that Ben is a Democrat.'* "What!" exclaimed the horrified father, " a Democrat! Impossible!" " Yes," replied the discerning little fellow, who showed to what perfection persistent teaching had brought his judgment, " Yes, he shows some of the symptoms of being a Democrat." "Nonsense," replied the father, what are they?" " Well," was the reply, " for one thing lie swears." " Swears, does he, what did he say?" "He said the Republican party was in a d—d big muddle." "He did, did he, well he told the truth; I've thought somewhat that way myself. What else?" " Why, Pa, he lies." " Lies, does he?" and the paternal frown broadened. What is the false hood he has uttered?" " Why, Pa, he said that you would be a bigger man than Roosevelt, if you bad only a chance." " He did 1" replied the now deeply agitated parent, as great teats of ap probation flowed from hiseyes." Well, I must say that Benuie is excusable, if he does adopt sometimes Democratic methods to express the truth. This may not be the exact way the story was told, but its verity will be recognized by iudisputable personal characteristics. A HOIST BY ITS OWN PETARD. —The use of patent plate-matter sometimes I infuses a little unintended life, spirit and truth into Republican newspapers. [ Now imagine Oly declaring, in display type, that " Insolence in a nation is a crime so subtle as hardly to be recog nized as such, but as the Greeks rec ognized and the Romans learned, it iB a crime which brings a nation to naught." Then it goes on to admit that the Uuited States, with several other nations, is guilty of this " crime." Just read: " Such avarice is found in the insatiate greed for unexploited territory. Luxury is on the increase, and it is luxury that arouses a hatred mid a discontent in the poor that are growing stronger every day. It is one of the great dangers of the age, and no other nation surpasses the Uuited States in the luxury of living and in criminal self-indulgence. More and more, in the nation, and the indi vidual, the tendency is to grant no quar ter to the weak and the unfortunate." Had the above been published by the most radical opposition paper, it could not have more plainly empha sized the " insolence" of the Adminis tration towards poor Colombia and the Philippines. Now that election is over, probably Oly will have more time to censor bis " boiler-plate." THE first act of Judge Parker after election was to send congratulations to Mr. Roosevelt and it brought back an immediate response of "Thanks" from the President elect. All this is very courteous, and creditable, and pleasiog to the people, but if the con testants have been sincere in their pre-election professions, it is but a prefunciory act, absolutely devoid of soul. The telegrams carry about as much feeling us the post mortem resolu tions of professional charity, which are stereotyped to fill all occasions. THEODORE Roosevelt, in a dispatch to the people, the morning after elec tion, says: " Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for, nor accept another nomination for, the Presi deucy." That pledge will go a long way towards removing a suspicion honestly held by many people, that be would not be a safe man should imperialism in all its results, ever become a national contention. WITH this one exception the offices will be filled by men of good ability and of respectable character.— Oly. The concession made is very much like the run-and-jump, to give force to the leap, but it is undoubtedly the dagger-thrusts of the " one exception" in self-defense that constitutes the animut of this quotation. THE Japanese and Russians are now said to be face to face. No wonder they are, inactive; the faces on either side are enough to stop a clock .—Oregonian. It is unkind for a nation famed for the Adonis and Venus-like proportions of her people, to so complacently make faces at less favored races. THE versatility of the Olympian is shown by its leading article being de voted to " English Workingmen," on the morning after the election when the ring "went down." "There are times when we want to be alone." DEFEAT of the Democratic party happened on the 6th day of July, in Bt. I<ouis, and not at the polls, Tues day, everywhere. It embraced a 250,- 000 protest in New York against Dave Hill and his methods. THE swimming is a little chillv in the Hudson just now, but the skating will soon be good.— Olympian. But it is nothing te the frosts which have destroyed Oly'i" prune-crop." Mk. Kka Asks a Foolish tJUESTiox. —John liea submit-* the inquiry in the Colk'jf Independent " What has the Democratic party done in tlie past ten or twelve years that would justify a voto of confidence?" Well, we'll answer the question, although the .Democrats have had little opportunity | to adopt and enforce its policies with :in that time hv actual control of the government. It did, however, within i that limit scare almost the life out of I the chronic ollice-seekcrs always found ! :n the dominant party, when a few ; thousand popular votes might, in IS'JG, I have secured Democratic success in the i electoral college. That experience [ fairly made the goose-pimples start out on the the tough hides of the party leaders, and led to curbing somewhat the carnival of misrule that caused a popular revolt which would have undoubtedly been successful had it not been for coercion and purchase of votes. Unfortunately 110 system of free government can be devised which may successfully safeguard against such influences, and where the vote is nearly evenly divided, corruption al ways supplies tho balance of power controlling force. Therein lies the inherent weakness of our form of gov ernment. The purchasable voto of the ingrate, in the ballot-box, counts as much as the ballot of tho conscien tious, consistent and patriotic citizens. NEW KKIUN OF TERROR AT CRIPPLE CREEK, COL.—A Denver dispatch of Tuesday says that two Democratic judges at Goldfleld, Ike Lepold and Miller, and a Deputy Sheriff, were mortally wounded, at the opening of the polls, by James Warford, a secret service agent, who was one who con tributed to the rule of terror in the same district several mouths ago. It seems the judges of election for seme cause ordered hint out of the polling place. He refused to go, and turning on the judges, shot them both. At Midway, an officer assaulted Mrs. Konnedy, because she was supporting the Democratic ticket, and when Ed. Leary,one of the Democratic watchers interposed, Officer Doyle shot him, in dicting a mortal wound. The judges killed were union man and Democrats, either of which was probably con sidered ample justification for killing by weilders of the "club." Is THERE PROSPERITY? —At a mass meeting held in Carnegie Hall, New York, on Saturday evening, Senator Itayner, of Maryland, denied the ex istence of prosperity in this country. "There is no general prosperity among the millions of those toiling for the ne cessities of life, with whom high prices are a bane and not a blessing. The artificial prosperity that Republican speakers are dwelling upon is ull con fined within contracted quarters in com* mercial centers, while the great body of the American people are not nearly as contented or prosperous as they have been during Democratic ascendency." It is useless for us to close our eyes to the fact that the above paragraph is true in every respect. Now, after the " Prosperity" etiout linn served its pur pose, it will likely go down the corri dors of time with the full dinner-pail, which four years ago, after election, emitted an empty sound every time it struck against the flinty rocks of experience. HEATED TIMES IN THE FRENCH CHAMHKU. —An exciting time inter vened in the debates of the Chamber of Deputies, in Paris, one day last week, when Gabriel Syveston, a prom inent Nationalist Deputy, stepped up to Gen. Andre and slapped his face. After doing this audacious act, he rapidly retreated, taking refuge be hind members of the opposition. A tumult ensued, aud members of both parties crowded upon the lloor of the House, where a free fight took place. The Speaker left his chair, suspend ing the session. The offender re fused to leave his seat and was re moved by a military guard. The trouble arose over a heated discussioD of the system of espionage, established by the war office over the private lives of officers. WHAT THB GOVERNMENT WII.L DO FOR THE OREGON FAIR.— The Govern ment has decided to erect four build ings at the Lewis and Clark Exposi tion, in Portland, next year, eliminat ing that of Forestry and Immigration, which was included in first plans. This is necessary to keep within the appropriation, and supply the lighting of the buildings and completing all details. It is proposed also to elimi nate the Philippine exhibit, except so much as is voluntarily offered, without expense to the government, which will be installed in the main building. This applies also to the Hawaiian exhibit. THE Metlakahtla Indian band ot thirty-six instruments played by na tives of Alaska, appeared in Seattle this week. They are said to play well, some being fair soloists. They have a quartette which not only renders In dian songs and dances, but many clas sical and national selections. Hero is one instance in which the assurance that music has charms to sooth the savage breast finds exemplification, for they are all said to be as mild-man nered as any pirate who ever drew knife across the throat of mortal man. THERE is some talk of a contest in this county over an allegation that " Indians, not taxed," voted in one precinct and otherwise fraudulent votes were cast in another. If tbis be •o, it is well to thresh out the facts in the case, whether it changes results or not, as a matter of expediency for the future. AMONG the cutting things published by Harper's Weekly was one that Judge Parker had an idea that he was run ning for Chief Justice, and not for President. THE LEGISLATURE OF 1905. STATE SENATE. The next State Legislature consists thirty-eight Republicans and four Democrats, all of the latter being bold-overs. The personnel of the Sen ate follows: Dist. County— Name — f—Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas J. J. Pogue, It. 2 Stevens *M. E. Stansell, R. B—Spokan C. G. Brown, R. 4 —Spokane Walter A. Henry, K. •">—Spokane C. K. Bratt. It. ii— Spokane »W. (J. Graves, I>. 7 —Spokane *lFuber Rasher, D. H—-Whitman *G. 15. Wilson, R. 9—Whitma H. M. Boone, R, 10 —Asotin, Columbia, Garlield A. S. Russell, R. j 11—Ailarns, Franklin, part of Walla Walla .Charles T. hutson. It. ! 12—Walla Walla ....Fred 11. pauly , K. 18—Kittitas, Chelan -T. P. Sharp, R. 14—Lincol George Kennedy, R. 18— Yakima Walter J. Reed, It. 16— Klickitat, Skamania, *G. 11. Baker, R. '.7—Clarke E. M. Rands, R. 15 —Cowlit A. D. Watson, R. 1) I 'acilie, Wahkiak uni, •John T. Welch. U. 20 —Lewi I. A. Venese, If. 21—Clichali *J. R. O'Donnell, It. 22 —Thursto A. S. Ruth, ft. 18 —Mason. Kitsap, Island It. W. Condon, It. 14— Clallam, San Juan, Jefferson *C. F. Clapp, It. 28—Pierce C. L. Stewart, It. 16 —Pierc W. E. Bronson. It. 27—Pierce Walter Christian, It. 15—Pierc Lincoln Davis. It. 20—Pierce *S. M. Lecrone, R. 30—Kin *J. J. Smith, R. 31—Kin *A. T. Van de Vanter, R. 82—King *<l. A. Tucker, R. 88—King * Andrew Hemrich, R. 84—Kin 'W. 11. Moore, 1). 88—Kin *W. G. Potts, R. 86—King *R. M. Kinnear, K. •87—King E. 15. Palmer, R. 85—Snohomis T. 15. Sumner, R. 89—Snohomis *S. T. Smith, It. 40—Skagi 'Emerson Hammer, K. 41—Whatco T. A. Hunter, It. 42—Whatco *Jolm Earles, I>. THE HOUSE. The lower House of the Legislature will be overwhelmingly Republican, the returns at present indicating the election of but three Democrats, two others being in doubt. Following are those elected: I—Steven In doubt 2—Spokan Dan Hoch, R. Jesse Huxstable, R. B—Spokane W. I). Scott, K. E. I'. Bowers, It. 4 —Spokane C. A. ratcliff, K. J. A. Fancher, R. B—Spokane George T. Crane, R. H. E. Lindsley, R. 6—Spokan C. T. Doolittle, It. I. B. Lindsley. It. 7—Whitma Peter McGregor, It. Leroy Stilson, R. B—Whitma8 —Whitma E. E. Smith, K. G. C. Kennoyer, R. I)—Asotin Dr. 11. C. Fulton, It. 10 —Garfield J. O. Long, R. 12—Walla Walla Win. H. Weber, K. 18—Walla Walla W. M. Rudio, It. E. R- Henderson, It. 14—Frankli Frank Allen, It. 18—Adams J. D. Bassett, It. 16—Lincol 4. S. Melcher, K. E. D. Reiter, It. 17—Okanoga W. A. Bolinger, It, 15—Dougla W. H. Hughes, It. lit—Kittitas George E. Dickinson, It. Andrew Olson, It. 20—Yakim W. 11. Hare, R. Lee A. Johnson, It. 21—Klickita W.Coate, It. 22—Skamani J. M. Stevenson, It. 2:s—Clarke A. M. Blaker, It. E. A. Blackmore, R. 24—Cowlitz Oliver Byerly, K. 2"> —Wahkiakum J. O. Megler, R. tin—Pacific W. It. Williams, K. 27 —Lewi George 11. Miller, R. George McCoy, R. J. A. Ulsh, R. 28—Thursto Robert Ayer, D. W. S. Fenton, R. 29—Chehali K. E. benn R. E. L Minard, R. :to—Chehalis George L. Davis, R. ill—Mason George Vogtlin, R. 22—Kitsap— D. J. Davis, R. William Bishop, jr., R. 24 Clallam Walter J. Dyke, R. :lo—Fierce Dr. J II Sheets, R. Dr. W Roberts, R. 30—Pierc David Levin, R. :J7—Pierce Fred Eidemiller, R. George T Reid, R. 7JS—Pierce S A Crandall, R. N B McNicol, R. :19—Pierce Thomas Hamilton, R. Jesse Poyns, It. 40—Kin W M Morrill. R. W W Brown, R. W H Clark, R. 41—Kin Thomas Dobson, R. Joseph Irving, R. 42—Kin David McKay, It. G. Erickson, It. 43—Kin F. A. Twichell, R. C E Houston, R. 44—Kin J H Dawes, R. James Weir, R. 4.s—King Elmer E Todd, R. Frank H Reneck, It. 40—King Joseph Lyons, R. Charles 8 Gleason, It. 47—Kin C E Vilas, R. Robert Booth, R. 48—Snohomis A Falconer, R. H L Strowbridge, R. 49 Snohomish.... Hen Morgan, R. Tack Theurer, R. 50—Islan K. P. Frosted, R. 51—Skagi J N Molstadt, R. Lee Bradley, R- Oscar Rodene, R. 52—San Juan Wm. Shultz, R. 53—Whatco It. 8. Lambert, R. l)r. C. W. Keyes, R. 54—Whatco C. I Roth, R. L. N. Griffith. R. sa—Ferry J- L. Harper, D. 50—Chelan Charles Johnson, R. DEATH OF EX-MAYOR HFMES. —Ex- Mayor Thomas J. Humes, of Seattle, dropped dead at Fairbanks, Alaska, Wednesday, presumably from heart disease. He had gone to the North to retrieve his fortunes, having left the the office of Mayor a poor man. De ceased came to Seattle in 1882, from bis native State, Indiana. His pro fession was law, and he had held the position of Superior Judge as well as chief of the municipality. He bad many friends, and he was at limes prominent as a political factor of this county and State. THE Olympian announces this morn ing that A. J. Falknor is to be Assist ant Attorney General under "Neces sity" John D. Atkinson, elected to the office of State Attorney. J AY Humes, son of ex-Mayor Humes, of Seattle, was served with a warrant Monday, sworn to by L. L. Phelps, on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. Mu. Bryan says Judge Parker's defeat was " the result of unfavorable condi tions and a mistaken party policy." KING county rolls up about 7,000 majority for Mead. His majority in the State is over 13,000. THERE will, from present appear ances, be less than a dozen Democrats in the next Legislature. YELLOW JOURNALS. THE HYDRA-HEAD DENOUNCED BY TRADE JOURNAL. It is an Imposition Upon the Public to Obtrude Big Headings in Announcement of Minor Topics—The People Are Tired of Poster- Type Assurances That Port Arthur Has Been Taken, and Such Faked News by the Daily Press—Such Papers as the "Oregon ian" Do Not Prostitute Their Columns by Such Shyster Methods. From the Progressive Printer. " Scare head" newspapers are the . result of " scare head" living. They will therefore not last long, for the living which causes them is already passing away. By "Scare head" living is meant living which craves excitement. For eigners say it is a peculiarity of Ameri can cities. We are strenuous and livo at a high nervous tension, they tell us. We are wrought up front morn ing till night. The newspapers publishers have ob served the same prevailing condition j aud invented "scare head" newspapers to fill a demand. They are exciting, and that is the sole reason for their existence. Take the yellow journals with their staring lines aDd loud mouthed newsboys out of a city's life and note the difference. It will make a new city—quieter and mentally and physically healthier and happier. The falling off' in demand for "scare head" papers goes hand in hand with the country movement. The people are tired out. The papers themselves have overdone the thing. They have made a scare of everything until peo ple are " scared" to death. Such news papers might last if they used "scare heads" only on occurences that justi fied them—assuming that they can be justified—sucli as the assassination of a President or the destruction of a city. But when a scare is started over a plain murder, a divorce trial or a horse race the intelligent reader turns awav iu disgust. They never was any demand for yellow journalism except in the large cities. The towns and country never have taken to it and never will. With the cities now turning from it its days may bo considered numbered, which is a very fortunate thing. There is nothing beautiful, nothing artistic, in the clumsy scare heads stretching across whole pages, in the blnck type, the choppy paragraphs, the columns cut into sections of a half dozen lengths and the stories scat tered from column to column until one is lost in the attempt to follow their straggling heads. Country read ers have not been able to accustom themselves to a story which did not stay in a column until it came to the end of itself or of the column. They don't like double column heads or any other kind except the plain, grace ful, easy-to-read single column. City readers for awhile liked the freak heads because they are exciting— almost frightful. They are tiring now. Speaking of his farorite paper, a Chicago man said recently: "Why, it never went beyond a single column head except once that I remember, and that was when McKinle.v was killed. Then it had a two-column head. That is the style I like. It is plain, simple and easy to read." And Chicago, it should he remembered, is the city of excitements. Every printer will say that anything beyond the single column head is hideous. Double heads, triple heads and larger cannot he made into an attractive page. They will result in a freak makeup. That is all. They will attract attention, but so will a bad piece of architecture or anything else that looks extraordinarily bad. Simplicity and grace are as much to be desired in the newspapers as in art and in writing. They are without question to be found in the single column style. A paper that follows this has well balanced pages. It is never top heavy or one sided in ap pearance. It is restful to the eye. It has the appearance of refinement and appeals to the intelligent man as sane and sensible. The scare heads attract attention but there may be a good deal in the charge that a" paper which has to scare to attract attention has very little of worth in it. A really excellent paper, it is said, does not depend on such artifices. These are still days of scare beads, and at first glance there may seem little likelihood of a return to sanity. A closer study, however, reveals the fact that the yellowness is paling and sanity returning. The end of the de mand for such excitement will be met with a complete return to simple, at tractive methods, which will meet with the approbation of all intelligent people. OYSTER BAY ITEMS. Chas. Hopkins WAS out on the bay talking politics Monday. Charles Wilcox, of Olvmpia, spent a day with friends on the bay dur ing the week. Bush Hoy is seen in town quite often now as he is selling out his store on the bay and will soon be in a larger business. There is to be another new house soon at Whitneyville. Charley is get ting out the lumber from Olympia to build and I should judge from the looks of it that it will not be built for a bachelor either. John Helser has moved to Olympia for the winter on account of his wife's health. She will be missed in the neighborhood as she has always been quite a favorite. They left Frank Zeman to care for the place, while they were away. John Olson has just moved into the house on Schneider's prairie. It hss looked very lonely there since Mr. Schneider went to rest. He always had front one to half a dozen men em ployed aboot the place clearing land or building fences. Miss Bessie Hungate, aged lit. a popular young woman of Colfax, died at La Harpe, 111., Monday. The tele gram followed a letter received from her in the morning by her mother, Mrs. Geo. H. Lennox, in which no mention was made of her beine in ill health. Miss Hungato had been to tiie St. Louis Fair and was visiting at the home of her grandparents at the time of her death. Within the last fifteen days fifteen cases of mumps have broken out in the Everett city schools and indica tions are that the troublesome disease will spread. Children Buffering with mumps have been attending school and in many cases a physician had not been summoned, home remedies hav ing been used, thereby spreading it to other children. 4 ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦»»44+44+-M4*444 *♦♦♦♦»♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦+»♦♦»+■»♦++++ OUK_BI6_SUIT | COAT SALE | IS NOW ON | FOP Styles and Prices See Our T Two Big Show Windows. | tYou can see at a glance that f our garments are DISTINCT— T DIFFERENT —from the gar- ments that you see elsewhere. X You see ours are all new—this X year's up-to-date styles. No last X year's ear-marks about any of ♦ them. * + They are not last year's so- ♦ called $19.00 job-lot garments for ♦ $6.50, but our garments are really better goods—NEW STYLES— X yet for less money. ♦ Compare them—see them—and X you will agree with us. T The coats we sell at $5.00 are X actu?lly better, nicer, finer and T higher goods in evei y respect than T the so-called $19.00 coats. The Garment We Ofier it $12.50 Hue fc j [mil 01 Pipt M. | > We Offer You j at this Sale I Biggest Values | ever offered I JSrtj 14 | onPugetSound Mm J. | Without any sensational talk about Jar!. ; I T it and ask you to call and see and K 4 Mottman Mercantile Co. i WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS .... W all Paper STATIONERY, ETC., ETC. M. O'CONNOR'S V 50S Main Street, Olympia. i MYOUmiitTOUR WHtal * ALL WINTER? jjj . jp * You Will Need a Gas Lamp $ ill ill \|/ PUT ON MUD GUARDS and save your clot lies. Best steel Mud /it i'K Guards, $1.50 set put on. igt *•? STEKL RIMS wouldn't be bad for the winter. W Headquarters for wheelmen's supplies. A\ \b ft | E. E. TAYLOR, $ Phone Red 1152. 20'J E. fourth Street. '/j| Oiyoipia-Tacoiua pay. Go. TIME CARD. O KE Y UOU X D M L'LTXOM All Lv. Olympia.. 7.00 am , l.v. Seattle.. 7.00 a m Ar. Tacoma .. . D.;tO ain \ Ar. T''aroma .. 9.:*.0 a m Lv. Tacoma.. 10.00 ain Lv. Tacoma ... 10.00 ain Ar. Seattle ....12.00 in iAr Olympia.. 1.00 pm Returning— Returning— Lv. Seattle 1.00 p in I Lv. Olvtnpia ...3.30 p m Ar. Tacoma... .8.00 pm} Ar Tacoma 0.30 p m Lv. Tacoma... .3.30 pin j Lv. Tacoma ... .7.00 pni Ar.01ympta....6.15 pm \ Ar. Seattle 0.00 pm ()u Sninlay the Sir. Greyhound will make two round iripa between Olyuipia and Tncoma, leav ing Olympia at 7.00 a. in. and 2.00 p. m., ami leav- | u fi Tacoma ai 9.4". a. m. and 4.r»0 p. m., connect iuß with the Str. Hycr. Connecting with boats for Slndion and Kamilche Daily except Sunday. F. A. WILSON. J. c. PERCIVAL, General Manager. Secretary . THE . Olympia National Bank TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. OFFICERS: President, C. S. Kkimiakt. Vice President, J. W. Mowell, Casliier, 11. IV. SMITH. Interest Allowed on Time Depo.lt*. VANCE & MITCHELL, Attorneys at Law Ol.i.llPJA, WAMIIAUTUN.