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Will Tou Vote for Increased Taxation?
The cheeky proposition to inert a-e
the salaries of judges is no mure than
might have been expected from the
descendants of the F'ederal party, un
der Hamilton, and later on the Whig
party, as opposed to the Republican-
Democratic party, headed by Jefferson.
The former was tbe champion of the
so-called " better classes," professional
men, tbe wealthy families, those who
did not have to engage in manual
labor for a livelihood. They claimed
the salaries of office by natural right,
a right to rule aud to live far as possi
ble without labor of any kind. It will
be remembered, when Cleveland was
elected, under supposition that be was
a Democrat, what a bowl went np
when the office holding gentry were
severed from their pap-bottling aud
what dire predictions were made that
tbe country would go to tbe " demna
tion bowwows" from incompetency of
the new class of people placed in of
fice.
This disposition to seek for, increase
in number and advance in salary, of all
public offices, seems an inherent trait
of the Republican party, successor of
tbe Federal party (whose founder fav
ored a limited monarchy) and the
Whig organization which strongly
stood for everything that might tend
to a centralization of power in the
general government, as opposed to
those reserved rights of the States
when they entered the Union, held by
tbe Democratic party. Tbe leading
object, if not tenet, of their creed was
to hold office and make the pay large
enough to make their holders inde
pendent of tbe ordinary cares of life.
The proposition of the Republican
party to increase the salaries of the
Supreme Judges, who now receive $4,-
000 a year, and the Superior Judges
who receive $3,000, is in this line of
an "endowment" competency for life.
The Constitutional Convention fixed
the salary at these figures, and provid
ed that tbe salaries might be increased
by legislative enaotment. It is hardly
necessary to state that the Constitu
tional Convention was largely Repub
lican: 43 of the 75 members belonging
to that party, and 32 were distributed
among the Democrats and Independ
ents. Tbe general election, the year
the Constitution was adopted chose a
Legislature consisting of 34 Republi
cans and 1 Democrat in the Senate
and 62 Republicans, 7 Democrats and
1 Independent in the House—a Re
publican majority of 87 on joint ballot,
out of a total membership of 105. So
this suggestion of an increase of sal
aries had its inception with the party of
public plunder, and has been stealthily
smuggled into the State and county
platforms, at a time when it was doubt
less thought it might pass without dis
covery, as instructive to the State Leg
islature. But thanks to the vigilance
of one of their own party and the
want of discretion on the part of Mr.
Owings as well as the reticence of Dr.
Carlyon, who evidently regarded tbe
proposition as a lighted torpedo, tbe
issue is fairly and squarely made in
this county.
Will you, Mr. Voter, deliberately
place an additional weight upon your
own and your neighbors' shoulders?
Will you, fellow Laborer, close your
eyes to the fact that tbe Judges' salary
is now, counting every day in the year,
and four years in succession, from five
to ten times your wage-rate, even were
you afforded any opportunity for work
without intermission for that length
of time, a condition that never hap
pens? The Supreme Judge receives
nearly thirteen dollars a day for every
working day of the year, with a few
hour's labor each day and a month or
two of vacation each year. The Su
perior Judges receive nearly ten dollars
every working day in tbe year, with
like concessions as to short hours and
vacations.
Why should the hardy man of toil,
the farmer, labor from sun to sun, the
mechanic from eight to ten hours a
day, and all tradesmen ample hours to
meet requirements of business, at an
average of say three dollars per day,
wage or profit, while these Judges are
paid, rain or shine, work or pay, salar
ies going on day and night, at the rate
of $250 or $333 per month, vote for
men who consider it a " sacred duty"
to probably doublo that altogether too
liberal pay? Will you, with your eyes
open vote for men who by either
sileucj or explicit declaration maintain
tlu'-i (■!«' Ijjo an- it " -acred obligation"
on its candidate- ttnd *' must be carried
<vii"? Can you blame anybody but
yourself for having hitherto followed
iu the same old rot at the poll* and
voted for the party responsible for
heavy salaries and profligate expendi
tures which have already placed your
uo.-e to the grindstone, when they have
the audacity to ask you to increase the
burden that hears so heavily?
l'onder a moment on tho proposi
tion. Divest it of all partisan pre ju
dice and answer, Will you?
Why a Socialist.
Miss Frances K. .Sylvester, Socialist
nominee for School Superintendent,
is able to give some very tenable rea
son* why she i«u member of that party,
and the first is that it is the only po
litical organization that admits women
to an equality in its counsels and priv
ib ges Then .-lie believes, with the
immortal Lincoln, that '' Labor is prior
to capital," and should be accorded
that place in consideration by the peo
ple. So do the Democrats. Her party
maintains that utilities publicly used
should bo owned by the governing
power, and enumerates railroads, tele
graphs, telephones, gas and light and
water plants, while those privately
used should he privately owned, such
as clothes, books, and all objects of a
personal nature. She thinks that com
modities should be produced for use
and not profit, and that if they were
provided by government, they would
escape adulteration as well as the pro
fits of wholesalers and middlemen.
It will be noted that much of this po
sition is purely theoretical and may
not be realized iu practice. The
public utility suggestion certainly has
some things to commeud it, but bu
man nature will have to be materially
changed before it can become a pana
cea for many ills, if not indeed consti
tuting tho motive power of machiue
rule, which is now tbo bane of our gov
crnmcnt.
Tbe moat important point she states
in her public avowal made in a local
paper, is tbe belief that Socialistic
principles will result in equality of the
sexes as wage earners and abolition of
child-labor. But will it? Tbe ballot
will surely aid tbe former proposition.
Our own State, while a Territory, bad
enough experience in the results flow
ing from woman's enfranchisement to
prove that. But will it change condi
tions so as to relieve the poorer classes
from necessity of drudgery, or of mak
ing chidren wage-earners to keep tho
pot boiling? Bare assertion docs not
make it so.
If, as Miss Sylvester asserts, Social
ism will surround humanity with con
ditions whereby it will be easy to
do right and difficult to do wrong,
the defined object of present law,
we have merely to suggest that
that object has been on trial ever since
free government was instituted, with
out much opparent progress being
made towards the implied millenial
dispensation. It is probably the futil
ity of such efforts that has resulted in
the conservatism of tbe Democratic
parly, which directs that it is tbe part
of wisdom to advocate established
methods, or those reasonably sure of
acceptance, rather than to frame plat
forms and place in position candidates
tojbe knocked down.
Had Miss Sylvester been nominated
on tbe Democratic ticket, she would
have made an ideal candidates for a
service so adapted to women, and
might stand some show of election.
Although she is still young, that con
dition may not be changed before she
realizes that the blood of tbe martyr,
said to be tbe seed of the church, is
very slow in germination when com
pared with tbe usual span of human
life.
Vote for the officers who have
done more work for less pay
than any who have preceded
them.
DIES IN IGNORANCE OF THE HORRIBLE
CHARGE AGAINST HER SON. —Mrs. Ida
Lee Thompson died in Seattle last
week of paralysis, from a second stroke
of which she had been suffering since
July. A notable circumstance that
lends inteteet to this event is that she
had been kept in entire ignorance of
tbe fact that tier son, Chester, has been
in jail the past three months for the
murder of Judge G. M. F.mory. She
was led to believe that her son was on
a visit to a foreign land. Judge Frater
signed an order for his temporary re
lease to visit tbe bed-side of his dead
mother, one day this week, under cus
tody of an officer of the law.
A REPORT from the Agricultural De
partment says that the coming wheat
crop will be over 600,000,000 bushels.
Now it is up to the Republican cam
paign managers to "point with pride."—
Ex.
It was "up to" them when they
inspired the Department to make that
announcement. There is no limit to
tbe way they pad all government re
ports when occasion offers.
SIR Thomas Lipton tells our coun
trymen something they already knew
when ho says that American women
are the best in the world. It is quite
evident that Sir Thomas is a man of
discernment, and may some day win
that " blooming cup" if he continues
such blandishments and strokes the
fur the right way.
BRYAN asserts that he is not and
will not be a candidate for President
in I'JOB. Now, then, can't eDvious
Republicans let him alone? They
may, however, believe him to be play
ing the Roosevelt tactics. So it is
that an eminent example creates dis
trust of fellow man.
SEATTLE is making preparations to
take care of the lawless element. The
Cbief of Police has been authorized to
increase his force thirty men, at an
additional cost of $2,100 per month.
Order Out of Chaos
San Francisco appears to be experi
encing the premonitory symptoms of
another shake-tip—not of the earth this
time, but of the lawless element that
since the disaster has preyed upon the
misfortunes of the stricken people. It
seems that grafters have worked
through labor organizations aud even
the city government itself, to advance
their scltish ends. It is shown that
District Attorney Langdon called to
his aid, as Assistant District Attorney,
Francis J. Heney, who was so success
ful in developing the methods of the
land grafters in OregoD. He had
started in to discover the methods by
which sudden wealth had been ac
quired under methods apparently
sanctioned by tho municipal adminis
tration, and had obtained considerable
evidence, when Supervisor Gallagher,
acting Mayor in the absence of Mayor
Schniitz, summarily removed District
Attorney Langdon and appointed Ab
raham Keuf, a political boss of the
city, to that office. Keuf immediately
dismissed Heney, the evident object
being to put a stop to the investiga
tions which were under way, that it is
thought would have been sufficient
to place Mayor Fclimitz, Keuf and the
Supervisors in the penitentiary. The
redoubtable prosecutor has, however,
so far shown himself to bo a man of
nerve and infinite resources, and he is
steadily fighting the power of organ
ized graft in the courts. He succeed
ed, Monday, in having Judge Graham
recognizing Langdon as tho lawful
District Attorney. So far, there has
been no resort to open defiance of law,
but rather a perversion or subversion of
legal methods to uphold aud domi
nate proceedings that seem to have
been inspired solely by selfishness
and greed. Several times, however,
it has required the vigilance and cour
age of- the police to preserve order
against a powerful mob.
Tho situation at present seems
somewhat relieved of the tense feeling
that prevailed up to the bold and
decisive course of Judge Graham, iu
shaping his action without debate. It
has been demonstrated that hair-split
ting contention has only promoted
discord, and in the exigency is needed
bold, resolute action in support of law
and order and punishment of those
who have prostituted them to their
base uses.
Spokane in a Wanting Mood.
It is said a movement is on foot, and
that too at tbe suggestion of Governor
Mead, for holding terms of the State
Supreme Court at Spokane, to save
the expense and trouble of a few
attorneys' travel to the capital, to
represent in person their clients in
cases of appeal. It is claimed that
tho seven judges are not able to accord
more than half an hour to oral hearing
of attorneys who travel hundreds of
miles to present their esses, already
submitted on briefs, which are gener
ally the true basis of determination of
all the points made by either side.
Time for oral argument is generally
required by attorneys who have not
been diligent as they might have been
in preparation of the briefs, and hope
they may thus be able to close any
gaps that may be left in their presenta
tion. Benj. R. Curtis, ouo of the
ablest of American lawyers, who pre
sented the dissenting opinion in the
Dred Scott case, it is said, while a
barrister, never occupied more than
twenty minutes in submitting a case
on brief. The reason for limitation of
time is stated to be tbe congested
state of business that has apparently
always existed in that branch of
the judiciary. It does seem, however,
that with proper diligence, there never
has existed cause for such delay, nor is
there now with the advancement of
Statehood, and tbe increase of the
number of judges to seven, any reason
why they should not be able to trans
act all appellate business without un
reasonable delay, while working tbe
shortest of hours that seem insepar
ably connected with exalted office and
big pay. The advantage of ready ac
access to the State law library and
official records it appears should ap
ply with ever-increasing force that
has hitherto assigned all final heariogs
to a court held where these advan
tages exist—at the State capital.
Support the party which has
adopted business methods in
conducting pnblic affairs.
A LATE writer says that the compo
sition of tobacco-smoke is complex;
that it contains nicotine, pyridic bases,
formaldehyde, ammonia, methylamin,
pyrrol, sulphuretted hydrogen, prussic
acid, butyric acid, carbonic acid, oxide
of carbon, steam, etherized empyrema
tic, oil and phenal. There, now; we
had thought those campaign £igars,
passed around so freely by our Repub
lican friends, have had a demoraliz
ing effect upon some people, and now
we are sure of it.
A REPORT cdmes that a civil engi
neer in Southern Oregon has dis
covered that Eagle Chief, 40 miles
northeast of Baker City is higher than
Mt. Hood, which is 11,034 feet, and
was therefore supposed to be the high
est mountain in Oregon. The exact
heighth of the new peak will be defi
nitely announced by aneroid measure
ments next spring. Eagle Chief is
perpetually snow-clad and is surround
ed by a chain of 40 lakes, amidst
Alpine scenery.
WHAT NEXT? —Wizard Burbatik has
produced an apple that is sweet on
one side and tour on the other. The
red side is sweet and the sour part
is yellow. Mr. Burbank is now try
ing to produce seed from the horse
radish, when of course it will naturally
follow that horseradish may be grown
from its own seed.
Salary No Test of Merit
Let the voter continually hear in
nund, up to the time of casting his
ballot, next Tuesday, that the object
of all elections is to conserve principle,
to give expression to public opinion
aiul full power to the popular will,
which is almost always right when it
is given freedom of thought and action.
The affording of lucrative employment
to a uumber of party leaders is only an
incident, a means adopted for the rea
son that no better device has yet been
suggested to make the power of the
people effective. It is perhaps unfor
tunate that Liberty has to place her
ollerings upon the altar of Self interest
to make her sway attainable, hut peo
ple have not yet reached that degree of
exalted patriotism, that stale of self
abnegation, to render it possiblo for
according service as a public duty, to
ignore entirely the costs of living and
give up time and talent and strenuous
endeavor, without other reward than
the honor of serving and the benedic
tion of an approving conscience. Hear
in mind that effective service is seldom
measured by the service rendered.
Take the salaries of State executives
for example: New York, New Jersey,
and Pennsylvania pay SIO,OOO a year;
Indiana Massachusetts and Ohio, SS,-
090, Kentucky, $G,500; California, SG,-
000 and many others from $5,000 to
$9,000, down to $2,000 in Delaware and
and New Hampshire and $1,500 in Or
egon and Vermont, still none of ihetc
States ever have had to clamor for
good material. Oregon had a Penuoy
er, for executive, who, as Mayor of
Portland, afterwards cut his own
salary in two, and that Stale now has
a Chamberlain for a second term as
State executive. Both of these gentle
meu command the respect of all who
know them.
While there is some propriety in
payment of liberal salaries to State ex
ecutives,as there is likewise to the Pres
ident of this great government, to
enable them to maintain a dignity
that may befit the heads of great
commonwealths, and to provide for
the entertainment at times of guests
of the people, these are exceptional
duties aDd do not apply to other
branches of the public service. Such
expenditures should be cheerfully met
and the service faithfully rendered.
But the people do not expect or de
sire that every prominent officer shall
be an ornamental figurehead as well
as a cog in the governmental machine.
Salaries, of representative government,
should accord with the ability required
and the labor devoted to official life,
just as completely as the wage-rate
applies to the knowledge and skill of
the educated artisan or mechanic,
and the strain upon muscle to produce
given results. Those engaged in pure
ly clerical work or routine duties are
not more entitled to shorter hours be
cause working for the people, than
would be the book-keeper of a store, or
the clerks behind the counter of an
individual, or any public or private
corporation.
Some evidence that faithful dis
charge of publicduty is not necessarily
dependent upon liberal payment in
the form of salary is shown in our
city government, and all others, we
understand, of the like grade and no
further development. Our Mayor and
councilmen do not receive a cent for
many hours and days of hard labor,
and their abuse for real or fancied
errors in judgment, more than equal
the praise they may receive for duty
well performed ; and they will wait in
vain for favors they might properly
receive to the business they are com
pelled to maintain for subsistence
while engaged in duties only paid for
in consciousness of an effort to meet
public approval.
These considerations should impel
tbe voter to make a very serious in
quiry SB to what he is voting for while
in the election booth. Is it for pro
motion of objects that lie at the very
threshold of party organization, or to
reward one or the other of certain
classes of individuals who are always
equally friendly about election time?
Tbe Democratic party has made its
record as tbe advocate of the people:
its leaders have always been in ac
cord with humanity, and its acts based
upon the individuality of citizenship,
while its leading opponents have in
variably been those political Pharisees
who believe in that divine right
ursurped by monarchists to rule In all
affairs of Earth.
SEVERE shocks of earthquake were
felt last week in Maine, at several
points extending from Portland to
York and along the Coast. The trem
ors continued at intervals for about
two hours, increasing in severity. A
sharp shock was felt about the some
time, making allowance for longitude,
in Wyoming and Idaho, which cor
roberates the theory that this startling
phenomenon of nature has its origin
in some great internal disturbance.
That circle at the top of the
official ballot is to use when
yon " Vote 'er STRAIGHT."
It is sure and safe.
A RETORT has reached Denver,
that a so-called "Infants' Home," not
far from that city in the mountains,
is conducted on vegetarian principles,
and actually allows the children to
siarvo for want of proper sustenance
for young people. The State Board of
Health is making an investigation of
tbe matter.
THE population of the United
States, Sept. Ist, of this year, was
estimated by the Treasury Department
at 81,897,000 and the per capita money
in circulation at $32.59.
THE Seattle ministers of the Gospel
have now placed the skating rink un
der the bau in connection with dance
houses.
A Jelly Fish Executive.
Kees, late Warden of the Peniten
tiary by appointment of (Jov. Mead,
calls that officer a j'ihj fish. Now a
jelly-fish is such an unusual object of
comparison, and go widely differing
from the usual partisan similes'of the
elephaut and the jacka-s, that we
have been at some trouble to ascertain
just what Mr. Kees meaushy jolly-fi-h,
and to get the master-key, as it were,
to the startling combinations of
thought that have impelled hint to
call his once benefactor a jelly fish.
Webster gives very little instruction,
but iu the Standard and the Interna
tional dictionaries arc found a wcilti
of information regarding that womb r
ful product of nature, a study of
which will show the depth HIHI sub
tlety of meaning involved in its use
to relieve Mr. Kees' pent-up feelings
when he discovered the innate un*
worthiness of his friend mid patron:
Jelly-fish—A free-swimming diseopho
ruus iiydro/oan; medusa', a gonophore
of a hydrozoan; a discophor.i:, an order
of annelids having suckers, like the
leech hydrozoan; a class of cu'lentcrates,
especially those with a sharp differentai
tion of the archentric cavity into axial
digestive and peraxial septate portions,
as in hydr.i:, niedus.r., sea-blubber, etc.
Medusa also suggests the mvtliologie
tiorgon, whose hair was of serpants and
whose eye could turn all who gazed upon
it into stone (an equivalent of the mod
ern similitude of " 29''or "llis name is
Dennis"'); acalepli.r:, a connecting link
between animal and vegetable life, (as,
for instance, the caterpillar and skunk
cab! >age.)
It will be seen, from these defini
tions, that the term was not inconsid
erately chosen, nor indeed have we ex
hausted the ramifications of thought
suggested by the lexicographer's meth
ods of making the obscure clear by
ambiguous and ever-increasing vague
ness, until the mind is left to grope its
way to the light with an impenetrable
sense of some dire responsibility or ac
countability on part of the accused,
without any deCnito idea of the why
or wherefore, unless it be some such
cruel act as decapitation of an inno
cent, confiding friend.
If this be the animus that prompts
the jelly-fish suggestion, as the most
appropriate and justifiable means for
redress, we can at least thank Warden
Kees for a term which lifts the curtain
so completely from the view taken of
the executive character by an intimate
and trusted pcreonal friend.
PEOPLE'S FORUM.
The Duty of the Voter.
YKLM, Oct. 27, 1906.
En. STANDARD:
" Eternal vigilance is the price of
Liberty." I believe it is not only a
privilege but a duty for every voter in
a republic to show bis band at the
polls. No man has a right to shirk
the responsibility of a voter, and he
should havo the privilege of exercising
bis own judgment as to how lie shall
cast his ballot and for whom.
But there is many a vote cast
through error of judgment. I want to
warn the voters against voting for any
amendment to our State Constitution,
without careful investigation, espe
cially as to rights of "eminent do
main." Corporations havo too much
latitude now.
There is another matter to which I
wish to call the attention of the voter
and that is Socialism. There seems
to be a general trend in that direction,
and I believe most of the Socialists are
acting in good faith and really believe
they are right as much as we Demo
crats. So far as conditions are con
cerned, they are right, but in my hum
bio opinion their remedy won't till the
bill for this reason: The act which
seeks to make government the sole
agent of production, is nothing less
than a proposal to re-establish the
institution of tyranny nnd industrial
slavery which perished before the ad
vance of Christian civilization. The
very essence of despotism is to vest in
the State absolute control of all indus
try, and therefore, ownership of all its
products; while the essence of Democ
racy is to confirm in every man the
right to dispose of his own labor and
possess in peace everything produced
by it. What is there wrong with De
mocracy? Is not every man entitled
to what he produces? The Socialist
says, "He don't get it." True enough.
Is it because of Democracy? Not on
your life. Is it because our govern
ment is not founded on the eternal
principle of Justice." NO. It is be
cause the party in power has trampled
under its feet, figuratively speaking,
the eternal principles of the best gov
ernment ever established by man and
has wrenched from the Statue of Lib
erty the Scales of Justice. It has al
lowed monopoly to rear ita dragon
head in every corner of the United
States. It has violated the cardiual
principles of the Declaration of Inde
pendence, in denying to the Philipinos
" the consent of the governed." It has
openly violated the amended constitu
tion by allowing slavery to exist under
the domioion of the government. It
has suspended the writ of habeas cor
pus and allowed kidnapers to take
men from one State to another, and
cast them in prison and keep them
there for months without trial. It has
bought votes in the open market and
perpetuates its power by forcing cor
porations of its own' creation to con
tribute millions of dollars for tbe elec
tion of its dupes, and yet it has the
brazen effrontery to proclaim itself the
God-and-morality party.
No wonder the country is filled with
isms. Drowning men will grab at
straws, or anything else. But gentle
men, Socialism won't save the country.
It will plunge it into revolution, and
and finally result in anarchy, the one
thing most dreaded. Tbe only thing
that can save this country is a return
to the principles enuniated by the
Declaration of Independence nnd the
Constitution of the United Slates; the
principles for which our fathers fought
bled and died ; the principle proclaimed
to day by the good old Democratic
party, led by that intrepid leader and
statesman, Mr. Brvan.
' J. C. Co 9.
ONE of the silliest charges of the
campaign is criticism of Mr. Otis for
purchase of county land at public
sale. Wherein he is especially bene
fited, or anybody is injured, or just
why he or any other county official
be debarred from investing bis spate
cash for realty, eamo as other people,
we fail to see. In fact if it is desir
able to get the held-up lands on the
roll again, everybody who aids iu that
endeavor is eotitled to credit.
| The Coming Week]
(!) You can save 33 per cent, on your wants in |
| LADIES', MISSES'and CHILDREN'S jij
I COATS, SUITS I
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| We will place our entire stock on sale at these jk
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Also 200 Ladies' Dressing Sacques, worth SI.OO ... 43 C &
Also 500 yds best quality 60-inch Cravcnette, worth $ \OO I'j:
| a yard at $1.39 ayd Dl
j|J! Also 450 yds 54-inch All-wool Coating, worth $1.75 ayd SIOO ayd ||
Also 500 yds 54-inch All-wool Suiting, worth SI.OO, at - - 63c
♦!•> Also 200 Boys' Suits, worth $5.00, at $3.75 S
111 Also 500 pairs of Shoes, all kinds and sizes, worth $2.50 at - $1.98 It
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jjjjhe Mottman Mercantile Co.]
Figures Won't Lie!
The following is a true and correct
account of the totals relating to the
receipts and expenditures of the Cur
rent Expense Fund, as evidenced by
the records in the County Auditor's
office, and includes the offices of Audi
tor, Treasurer, Clerk, Attorney, Sher
iff Coroner, Assessor and Surveyor:
Coet of above offices for the year ending
June 30.1*H.. $19,074.87
Coat of above offices for the year ending
June 80. 1900 ...i5,919.54
Democratic administration 19J0 less $ 155.33
Fees collected by above officers for year
ending June 30, 1904 $5,828.80
Fees collected by above officers for year
ending June 30, 1606 . fi.99-5.45
Democratic administration 1906, more $1,169.65
There was $1,169.65 more fees col
lected under the present Democratic
administration, for the year ending
June 30, 1906, than there was during
the year 1901, notwithstanding the cost
for conducting the same offices, for
the same period, was 1155.33 less.
AN Eastern publishing lionse an
nounces the publication of the first
American edition of Catherin on Social
ism from a Catholic standpoint. It
seems this work passed through eight
editions in tbe German language; it
bears the sanction of the Papal Secre
tary. The author is a Jesuit priest,
high in the councils of the church;
evidently a man of research and abil
ity. Ho agrees with ttie modern
Socialists in their criticisms of the
abuses of present-day trust methods;
and also that the communism prac
ticed by the early Christians is not
akin to modern Socialism as taught by
the Marxian students. But he at
tacks the material conception of his
tory as advocated by Marx and Engels;
argues that this doctrine strikes at
the very foundations of Christianity,
and will not bear the test of scientific
scrutiny as urged by its votaries.
Support the ticket that has
given a fair, honest and econ
omic county administration.
TRUTH IN PROVERB.—It is generally
admitted that while old Josh Billings
was the true originator of the Roose
veltian manner of spelling, he managed
to express in it many great chunks of
common sense. One of these was that
if a persoo is right, he cannot be too
radical, and if wrong, it is hard to be
too conservative. The truth of the
expression depends, of course, ou its
application, and in the present condi
tion of political affairs it fits like a pea
in its pod. The Republicans are so
conservative just now that many of
them failed to register, while others
were so radical as lo register for the
express purpose of voting the Demo
cratic ticket this year as heroic remedy
against profligacy and corruption. 'Tie
well. Josh's maxim works both ways
and its wisdom is beyond question.
BETSY ROSS made the first American
flag, and a woman has just shown the
government where to place the latest
star. Hail, Goddess of Liberty!— Ex.
We always thought there was some
thing irresistibly pleasing about "Old
Glory," besides the grand associations
connected with its history, something
thnt makes one feel like lifting his hat
whenever he beholds its graceful folds
waving on the breeze; some occult
charm emanating from the pure brains
that designed and the deft fingers that
formed the starry banner and that
has kept it floating so long to com
mand the admiration and respect of
the civilized world.
THE report last week that Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, the head of the
Christian Science cult was dying,
proved untrue. She had, however,
been quite ill from the infirmities of
age.
OABTOXIIA.
Bwm the The Kind Yen Have Always BoflgN
I OLYMnA MLTSIC^HOUSE*!
$ The New Victor and Edison $
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Hi ARE NOW ON SALE AT E. E. TAYLOR'S STORE jjj
DISC MACHINES CYLINDER PHONOGRAPHS
W Yictoi f40.00 Edison Triumph 150.00 9^
y/ Victor 30.00 Edison Home 30.00 (fji
(jyi Victor 22.00 Edison Standard 25.00 M
Talkaphone 15.00 Edison Gem 10.00 j|k
y. Standard 20.00 2,000 Edison Records jL
J: Columbia 45.00 ioijr credit is good J?
* E. E. TAYLOR, %
Phone Red 1152. 203 E. Fourth Street. jffk
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- > carry the best line of men's working in the city. Shoes «1
that will keep out the water. Children's School Shoes ' [
«» that will wear. Our Boys' Shoes are made in a lioys'
<' shoe factory over men's style lasts. Ladies' Shoes from
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Lou DUVAL as Assessor stood by the
People, aiid the People will now stand
by him.
I invite you to call and examine !*J
jS my stock of
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| 511 MAIN BT., - - OLYMPIA. |
Sj Next door Odd Fellows' Temple $
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* Cleaning Headstones *
* BASES AND CURBING *
* At 'J.'i rcmetarie#. at reasonable* rales. *
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Address UKORCK ssiliEK. *
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Giiiberson & CuiDerson
Pays lliithes Market
Price for
and Eggs
....AND SELLS..,.
GROCERIES
As cheap as the cheapest.
Give him a call.
502 Main St Telephone 82.
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