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A Roast Not on tho Bill.
It s« • ni>- tba' the account we gave
.ic-t w< k of the (>ridimn meeting, in
Washington, on tlm "-Uli ult . was
r otij iite ctimplete in all its details.
To- re was a divided departure from
the good nature that is supjtosed al
ways to accompany the rather rough
usage at iimc~ public men I at
tie- bands ,if tlie membership of a
club noted as an aggregation of the
most brilliant wits of the age.
It seems, however, that there was
a passuge-at-arms between no less
personages than the President of the
l.'nited States and the noted Senator
from < thin. Joseph I?. Foraker. wliieh
departed very widely- from the un
written. but well-understood rules,
observed among gentlemen, especial
ly when guests of honor.
At Gridiron dinners the President
is always called llJM >iv for a speech,
and lie generally talks freely on mat
ters of public coneem, with the un
derstanding. of course, as when in
social intercourse, he is not to he
quoted, nor criticised by those pres
ent except in good-natured sarcasm.
It seems that at the late meeting he
made some reference to the Browns
ville affair, and characterized the
Senate's course with reference there
to as "purely academic." It may
have been by accident, but surely not
with the design of precipitating a
conflict. Senator Foraker, who has
been the leader in the Senate's at
tacks upon the Administration pol
icy, in discharging the negro troops,
was next called, and he resented Mr.
Roosevelt's strictures and very blunt
ly said that the liberties and rights
of free American citizens were at
stake, and that under no conditions
could such a vital issue be dismissed
by calling the discussion of it " aca
demic." In his earnestness, it is
said, he walked towards the Presi
dent and shook his finger at him, to
emphasize his declarations. Going
in between the tables, which are ar
ranged in form of a gridiron, he stood
directly in front of Roosevelt and
told the President some things about
usurpation of power by the Execu
tive that no one before has ever said
to his face.
The attack :ook the President by
surprise, and he seemed to have great
difficulty in refraining from getting
up and interrupting the Senator. It
was some time after Foraker had
taken his seat that the President
could get the floor for reply, as the
sentiment against" Centralization,"
the theme under grill, seems to have
carried the auditors' sentiments by
storm, and despite the President's
high position, he could but have real
ized that he was not facing an audi
ence as sympathetic as he has ad
dressed on many occasions. That he
realized the seriousness of the resent
ment on the part of the Ohio Senator,
was evident from his manner of reaf
firming his position in much less pos
itive, not to say aggressive, manner.
It is probably the first time that the
President has had to await an oppor
tunity for reply.
So tense was the feeling, however,
that several courses of the dinner
were omitted, and although the club
carefully suppressed all reference to
the incident in the next day's report,
it could not, of course, be kept en
tirely secret, and in a few days the
whole secret leaked out for a supple
mental report, from which we sum
marize the main facts.
WALKING ON TIIE WATER. —Among
the apparently foolish bets was one
lately won by Capt. Chas. W. Old
driey, for walking on water from
Cincinnati to New Orleans, a dis
tance of 1,000 miles. The feat was
accomplished by use of something
like snow-shoes, made from wood,
but much larger. He began tho trip
Jan. Ist, and was under stipulation
to reach destination in forty days for
winning a bet of $5,000. He finished
the task in just 45 minutes less than
the time agreed upon. He met with
an accident, however, that nearly en
compassed his defeat. Just before
he reached the goal, the big shoes
suddenly slid out from under him,
and he "turned turtle." He was
rescued by his wife, who accompanied
him in a row-boat. The bet may not
appear so foolish, however, to him,
when he handles the coin.
IT is stated on good authority by
parties who have watched the move
ments of the Japanese in California
that they are anxious to become
merchants and manufacturers. They
do not seem satisfied to be common
laborers like the Chinese. This ap
pears to explain why there are so
many middle-class men against the
invasion of the Japs into this coast
country. Their cheap manner of
living and economical habits will en
able them to manufacture and sell
commodities much cheaper than the
average American citizen. It is
well to take time by the forelock,
that we Americans may guard
against threatened assaults upon in
terests of the laboring and produc
ing classes.
EVEN now, an exchange says, the
question of keeping the A.-Y.-P. ex
hibition open Sundays is being dis
cussed. Better wait until the taint
ed money is all subscribed before
confining the donations to Sunday
school pennies.
" LOXDON Smoke" is the latest color
that has become a fad of the Smart
Set in the East. Probably it will be
succeeded by a lighter shade, and
known as "London mist."
Tfer.d cf Legislation.
With the Bray's ilarltor junket
and holidays, several more days have
been lost by the Legislature, and the
session is now over half gone, with
the table piled with measures, a very
few good, many bad. and others in
ditferent. While there has not been
much doing in the Statehouse the
past week, there has been consider
able wire-pulling and discussion of
pending legislation.
The Insurgent forces, with a ma
jority that, under ordinary circum
stances. would seem impregnable,
have been diligently strengthening
thru* fniiM'S l»y tin* most stivnuous
methods and stiffening the back
bone of its members by persistent
cracking of the whip. It is urged
that, having taken the bull by the
horns, they are responsible for the
bovine's actions and if anybody is
gored, all alike will be punished un
der the popular verdict. There must,
however, have been some cause for
apprehension discovered in the mein
of the opposition, who have been
patiently "sawing wood'' and saying
nothing tin- whole term. The Sen
ate Insurgents have resolved to hold
nightly caucuses from this on, at
which their course for each day will
be "cut and dried" under the most
arbitrary conditions.
The Library Committee have in
contemplation a bill that will separ
ate the law-lxxiks from the general
library, and place them under the
control of the Supreme Court. The
State Library is to be placed under
the care of a member of the Board of
Control, two practical librarians, one
member of tin* Women's Club or
ganization of the State and one other
person, all to be appointed by the
Governor. Now the State and Law
libraries are under the control of the
Supreme Court, tho Attorney Gen
eral and the Governor.
The Congressional Apportionment
committee have been all at sea re
garding their recommendation for
State assignment. It may, however,
be left to adjustment by the respec
tive houses, when the bill comes up.
It is thought that it will result in
two districts and a Congressman at
Large. A Senate bill makes three
districts by direct apportionment.
Carlyon's bill (H. B. 57) appropri
ating $30,000 for repairs to the capi
tol and improvement of the grounds
may pass, having been approved by
the House and received a favorable
report from the Senate Appropria
tions committee,
Rice's bill providing that the State
Board of Control have financial man
agement of the State University,
State College at Pullman, and the
three State Normal schools, will be
amended, it is said, so as to reduce
their authority to simply checking
accounts of those institutions once a
year and prescribing the system by
which they are to be kept, so as to
promote uniformity and facility of
adjustment. That body has, how
ever, under the bill, full control of
the Statehouse and capitol grounds.
♦ • '
Country Girl* and City Husband*.
The SjKtkfsman-Rrview has been
offering prizes weekly to contestants
for best answers to the question
"Shall the Country Girls Choose
City Husbands?" Many good rea
sons have been given on both sides
of the proposition, and the matter
has been reduced to simply a con
sideration of conditions and personal
adaptation. The matter is so com
plex in its relations, that we may see
it decided pro and con every time the
letters in reply are submitted. The
first consideration should be, of
course, love, which may hide a multi
tude of defects should they exist, in
husband or wife, and the possession
of enough tact to adapt one's life to
the changed environments and varied
social duties. These are not likely to
be similar in the smallest number of
cases, and it follows that the deci
sions may go on interminably without
a decisive judgment.
Here is a reply in tho negative
from one of the correspondents, who
has "courted the muse" to add poign
ancy and point to his form of "evi
dently heart-felt expression. He
writes from Amboy, this State:
Will you, country lassie,
With your freckles and tan,
Select as your husband
Some fine city man?
I am bound to confess
It is quite plain to me,
That a union like this
Really not ought to be.
The act of becoming
Some city chap's wife
Will make you the loser
Of much joy in life;
The ducks, chickens and geese!
O my! What a pity;
How much you will miss them,
When once in the city.
There's the frogs in the pond,
And the bats out at night,
With the birds of the day—
These should give you delight;
There is peace and quiet
In the country so fair.
Which you never will know
In the city man's care.
The brooks, fields of grain,
' The orchard with fruit
> In exchange for a man?
You should have something to boot.
' An acre of garden,
, A house that is roomy,
[ Will give more real comfort
Than a man that is spoony.
This fine city fellow,
Though he be quite polite,
You will find as a rule,
Will be out late at night;
3 Being often alone,
In your cottage so small,
You will surely regret
That you married at all.
If you take my advice,
3 You will make a firm stand
f With some country fellow
Who has plenty of land;
The room indoors and out,
r I am sure will surpass
A house in the city,
* Though it be made of glass.
THI population of New York city
was, on Jan. Ist this year, 4,152,860.
Presidential Usurpation
Mr. Roosevelt lias been so eminent
ly successful, with the prestige and
patronage of his high office at his
disiwsal, that he is very naturally
surrounded by sycophants to aid,
although without any very weighty
party leader since Hanna s death, to
say him nay. It is but natural, un
der these circumstances, that opposi
tion is slow to come to a head, and
that he seems to be carrying things
by storm. This is undoubtedly what
has made him over-confident and de
veloped that impetuous desire to rule
which has become the marked char
acteristic of his life.
It <>iien> up, however, a most prom
ising chance for his political over
throw. when his collapse will be as
marked as the brilliant flash upon
the political horizon, with no adverse
current in his own spell-hound party,
to disturb its onward flight. He has
been guilty of enough usurpations of
power, however, and trampling upon
the traditions which have served to
keep tlie fires of Patriotism aflame,
that a bare narration may serve at
the proper time to arouse the opposi
tion to perform as patriotic a duty as
ever inspired the act in Independence
Hall, which gave birth to our hither
to great and prosperous form of gov
ernment.
It is not often enough that the
leaders of public opinion call atten
tion to the trend of Mr. Roosevelt's
ambition for imperial power. More
is the pity. The germ of liberty is
of too tender growth, when brought
continually in conflict with the cold
currents of selfishness in human na
ture, not to be dwarfed by exposure.
Its care should be a matter of watch
ful solicitude. Hero-worship is too
common, and covers too completely
glaring moral defects, to tolerate,
without close observation and the
most ample investigation acts that
seem justified by fortuitous circum
stances ordinarily resulting from
what is known as luck, and estab
lished a notoriety that passes for
fame. This disposition aids very
materially in justifying the adage:
"Nothing succeeds like success";
and that it is sometimes made the
measure of virtue and vice is shown
by the magnitude of crimes commit
ted. Rob a banker of a million dol
lars, and the operator may snap his
fingers at public opinion, but let him
steal a loaf of bread from the baker's
window, and he hears the cry of
"stop thief" and speedily finds his
way behind prison bars. Such im
munity should not be accorded, and
meet with immediate, vigorous and
persistent protest.
So much by way of introduction to
a speech of Senator Rayner, of Mary
land, in the upper branch of Con
gress, on the 31st ult. He first pays
his respects to Secretary Root, who
some weeks ago advocatod extension
of Federal power at the expense of
the States.
" I regard this doctrine," said Mr.
Rayner, " thus announced, adherod
to and emphasized, as a most dan
gerous and insidious attack on the
institutions of the country. The
President is laboring under the hon
est impression that he is responsible
to the country for the legislation of
Congress."
Mr. Rayner denounced the Santo
Domingo treaty, which "had been
practically carried into effect without
consulting the Senate." He then
turned his attention to the Judiciary,
which ought to be entirely free from
Executive interference.
" The criticism by the President of
Judge Humphrey with reference to
his decision in the meat packers'
case," he added, " was an invasion of
his judicial prerogatives. We can
not tolerate such intrusion on the
rights of the courts. The courts are
not responsible to any President of
the United States for their judg
ments. A Judge would have been
perfectly justified if lie had declined
to submit in silence to a rebuke of
the Executive. He could well, with
dignified and calm defiance, have pro
claimed from the bench: 'I am a sov
ereign here; you have no greater
right to interfere with me than I
have extrajudicially to denounce an
act of yours as usurpation.'"
Mr. Rayner then criticised the
President's "intrusion" upon the
States, talking for example the note
of the President to Gov. Guild of
Massachusetts, in which the course
of the Governor was commended in
the carrying out of the death sen
tence against Charles L. Tucker.
" I never know a communication of
this sort to be sent by a President to
the Governor of a State since the
foundation of the Republic," said Mr.
Rayner, "and I deeply regret and
deplore the occurrence."
He contended that it was a prac
tical announcement that the acts of
State officials were subject to the ap
proval or displeasure of the Federal
Government. The turbulent times
in the Senate attendant on the pas
sage of the Railroad Rate bill were
next alluded to by Mr. Rayner.
"We realize," he said, " that no fight
is thoroughly equipped upon this
floor, unless the President is in it.
He longs for a fight as the heart
panteth after the water brooks. It
was a match to the finish between
the senior Senator from Rhode Island
(Aldrich) and the President."
The Schley case was reviewed by
Mr. Rayner and he predicted that it
would yet be reopened, just as a
similar case had recently been in
another land.
"Admiral Schley shall be heard,"
he announced, "living or dead, his
cause shall be heard."
The President's construction of his
prerogatives, Mr. Rayner said, had
raised a new school of scribes who
had commenced to edit a revised edi
tion of the Constitution called "The
Unwritten Constitution."
"The President is the prophet of
this new creed, the Messiah of this
strange hallucination," he said, " but
one thing he has no right to do, and
that is to use the vast public patron
age at his disposal to compel obedi
ence to his views. Another thing lie
has no right to do, and that is to
make compacts with the Speaker of
the House of Representatives or its
committees, to accomplish the legis
lation that he desires, or prevent
legislation. And still another thing
he has no right to do, and that is to
interfere with legislation and to force
Congress either to adopt his recom
mendations or if it rejects them to
bring alxjut a breach Ix-tween the
Legislative and Executive depart
ments that is detrimental to the best
interests of the country. That con
stitutes an assumption of dictatorial
! power which the people of this repub
lic, in the course of time, will not
submit to, I care not how great the
achievement or how much it may
conduce to their progress and wel
fare, or what lienefit, advantage or
prosperity we may derive from its
accomplishment.
" I believe that if the Democratic
party would take up as its battle-cry
the reserved rights of the Slates and
the inviolate constitutional distinc
tion of the Legislative, the Judicial
and the Executive Departments we
could rally around the doctrine the
intelligent suffrages of our country
men."
How GERMANY LOOKS AT IT. — A
very high ollicial in the Foreign De
partment of Germany has expressed
this opinion, among other things, of
the Japs demands of our country, to
an American visitor; "It is a real
misfortune that a groat nation like
yours should be forced, by circum
stances, to give in to those Japaneso
upstarts, who will now grow more
conceited than ever. It is evident
that Japan is trying to pick a quarrel
with the United States, and that a
conflict is lxnind to come, for it is
the purpose of ttiat government to
drive every white man out of the Far
East, and they want Hawaii and the
Philippines. These yellow devils,
whose civilization is of the most su
perficial nature, will never cease to
cause trouble until they have been
taught a severo lesson with the
sword." He goes on to say that
Germany has important interests in
the Orient, and will hasten the build
ing of a mighty navy to be able, at
any time, to curb the defiant attitude
of Japan shown on many occasions,
since Russia's unexpected defeat so
enormously enlarged the bump of
conceit on the Mikadoan skull.
IT is stated on reliable authority
from both Pierce and King counties,
that before the judicial urocecdintfo
against Chester Thompson wilj have
ended, King county will be mulcted
in costs to the tune of at least $25,-
000. A spoiled child, the exploita
tion of the emotional insanity plea,
and last but not least, a sympathetic
jury, come high as factors in Wash
ington jurisprudence. This case fur
nishes a good object lesson to the
Legislature, now in session, to im
prove the opportunity and safeguard
the interests of the State and coun
ties in the matter of taxing costs in
criminal cases. Otherwise some of
our less wealthy counties may have
bitter experiences in this respect.
PACIFIC OCEAN EXPOSlTlON.—Cali
ifornia Solons have inaugurated a
movement for a San Francisco world's
fair in 1913, the 400 th anniversary of
tho discovery of the Pacific ocean,
and it is announced that they intend
to make it surpass all former efforts
in the way of international exposi
tions. The Legislature will, it is
thought, appropriate $3,000,000, Con
gress a like amount and the people of
California a still larger sum to make
it the success they intend it to be.
Now to cultivate a spirit of reciproc
ity, if nothing more, they should drop
at least half a million into the A.-Y.-
P. contribution box.
CHANGES in the harbor of Kingston
have been discovered which are plain
ly due to subterranean upheaval be
fore the general quake which de
stroyed that city. It will be remem
bered the Hamburg-American steam
ship Princessin Victoria Luise was
wrecked upon a reef which her com
mander declared did not exist on the
chart, and when this was discredited
committed suicide from mortification
over his alleged mistake. It seems
from this discovery that he was right,
and no blame whatever could attach
to anybody for loss of his ship.
EXPLOSION OP WOOLWICH ARSENAL.
—The explosion of the Woolwich ar
senal, Sunday, in Sagadahoc county,
Me., was felt in towns forty miles
away, and threw the whole country
in a panic, the supposition being that
it was an earthquake. Fortunately
the explosion happened on Sunday,
or the loss of life would have been
fearful. A huge hole in the ground
is all that marks the site of the chem
ical research department of Woolwich
arsenal and the cordite magazine.
Woolwich is a town of about 1,500
inhabitants.
AND now the attempt is being
made to show that Thaw is a para
noeic, an incurable form of mental
unsoundness, which involves only a
difference between prison and asy
lum, if public safety is guarded.
IT is reported that floods in What
com county have done over a mil
lion dollars in damage to property,
and for two days practically shut off
Bellingham from communication with
the surrounding country.
The Impending Peril.
Is it utterly impossible to awaken
the Eastern people to a realization of
the blight caused by the admission of
Chinese to this country? It seems not,
when such men as Frank I'. Sargent,
U. S. Commissioner of Immigration,
advocates letting down the bars. He
says they come notwithstanding the
exclusion treaty. Yes, since our
noble President gave instructions for
inspectors not to go " Ix-hind the re
turns." which the wily barbarian
and joss-worshiper is always ready
to present when occasion requires, to
show that he is a "gentleman of leis
ure," a "student," or a "merchant,"
notwithstanding his hand is cal
loused and resembles a bird's claw
from incessant serf-labor. Sargent
lately said, in a lecture in New York,
that, "It will l>e only a few years
before increasing civilization and the
awakening spirit of the Chinese peo
ple, will comjM'l us to open our doors
freely." Out upon such absurdity!
Let Uncle Sam dispose of his colo
nies and line up to the Monroe doc
trine and no power on Earth can
compel him to submit to any domina
tion from abroad. The trouble is
that Eastern people have no concep
tion of the blighting influence of the
Asiatic idolatrous races. Wherever
they infest a city, the district be
comes, in a short time, as debased,
polluted, decayed, depraved, corrod
ed, dismantled , effete, worn and
crumbling, as if in under some ma
lign plague, and all the senses of
civilized man are assailed on crossing
the well-defined boundary line.
The philanthropists form their
opinion from an occasional educated
Chinaman, who has undergone the
so-called "Christianizing" process of
petting and pampering by fanatical
zealots, who deem it possible to con
vert four hundred and eighty mil
lions of heathens into Christians, and
expect the purifying influence to
change a nature inbred by four thou
sand years of rapacity and greed!
They are just as credulous as are
those benevolent fanatics who form
their opinion of the dirty siwash from
the "noble redman" teachings o!
James Finimore Cooper. No nation
ever has, and never can, assimulate
another mighty people without par
taking in some degree of the nature
of the counter force.
Can these reformers not see that
the people of the Pacific Coast are
practically unanimous in their judg
ment in this matter? Are they not
at least equal in intellect and probity
with a like number from the older
States? Have they not had ample
means for forming an accurate opin
ion of the adaptability of Oriental
nature? Have they not already been
thrown into competition with the
rice-eaters who live in holes under
ground, packed like sardines in a
tv>x? There is practically no differ
ence in opinion here, on this subject.
It breaks down party ties and sub
ordinates all differences in creed.
It is the one all-absorbing question
founded upon the highest of all in.
centives, Self-preservation.
INDECENT JOURNALISM. —Such testi
mony as was given by Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw, in the daily "newspapers,"
one day last week, should be debarred
the mails, if no other way is open to
keep the people from being deluged
by the ribald slush that is used to
mitigate, or palliate, the killing of
Stanford White, in New York some
months ago. Such indecent revela
tions, if necessary at all, of which
there is much doubt, should be held
behind closed doors, and never, nev
er, placed in print to degrade and
demoralize the rising generation, who
are altogether too prone to adopt
whatever is not condemned by those
who are supposed to have arrived at
years of discretion. The ledger, we
note, under the somewhat suggestive
heading, " Lays Bare Her Soul's Se
crets," gives a five-column account —
presumably true —of Thaw's wife's
narration of her own debauching by
White, to account for the murderous
impulse that actuated her husband in
his apparently cold-blooded murder
of the betrayer. But we were still
more surprised to find that the staid,
dignified and hitherto chaste and de
corous Orrgonian published the same
salacious details. The infliction of
such callow confessions is scarcely
excusable, even to the jury trying
the case, and is of a class of evidence
that is at best subject to doubt, un-
less indeed Prosecutor Jerome dis
sects it in the manner he did the tes
timony of expert alienist, Dr. Wiley.
Since the above was written we as
certion that the Canadian authorities
have closed the mails to American
newspapers publishing this indecent
matter and that President Roosevelt
has called Postmaster General Cor
telyou's attention to the infamous
publication to make inquiry as to the
feasibility of like action on the part
of our government.
WRECK OF THE STEAMER MAROUER
ETTE. —The passenger steamer Mar
guerette, plying on Lake Whatcom,
struck a rock off Langtry Point,
Saturday night, while running at
full speed during a dense fog. In
answer to distress signals the steam
er Elsinore went to the rescue and
took off all passengers just as the
Marguerette sank.
ANOTHER ocean disaster happened
Tuesday to the steamer Larchmont,
off Rock Island, in her run from Bos
ton to New York, in which only 19
out of from 150 to 200 persons on
board were saved.
YOUNG people especially will rejoice
that the President's emasculated spel
ling has come to grief. He is the
only man who has ever had the temer
ity to abbreviate kissing into kisst.
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36-inch Persian Lawns, extra value 23c
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fr DRY WOOD
jf JL Is Scarce and High. J| jt
V SAVE IT ON IRONING DAY AND LET Y
£ ELECTRICITY £
V Do the work MORE EASILY, MORE COMFORTABLY and V
© BETTER than it was done the old way. We are now sell- ©
A ing ELECTRIC FLATIRONS at less than cost, f" nn A
Installed ready for use and the cost of electric current to
operate them is very little —from 2c to 4c per hour. Come in
JL and talk it over, or telephone us, and we will send one to
you on trial —no expense
A Phone Main 23. OLYMPIA LIGHT AND POWER CO. A
THK law providing for the sale
of shore-lands contiguous to the
waters of Lakes "Washington and
Union, enacted for the purpose of
raising funds with which to promote
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition
project, is likely to cause much feel
ing among certain mill and lumber
interests that 1 have utilized these
waters for years. While it is true,
the courts have pretty generally
held that no statute of limitations
can be legally invoked against the
State, it seems hard that men of
moderate means who have enter
prise and push in embarking in these
industries, thereby promoting the
welfare of this young State, should
be brought into competition with rich
men in bidding at the sale of these
lands, who have never done any
thing to develop our interests, but
embrace the opportunity to make
profits to the detriment of men who
have silent their time, money and
efforts to advance the general good
of the State, at much risk to their
own interests, and now must move
on Ixvause they have not sufficient
means to outbid plutocratic compet
itors. Such policy is calculated to
make these middle-class interests
dissatisfied and discontented. The
parties affected therein are made to
feel the pressure comes from alxive
instead of from below on the part of
poor people.
OABTOHIA.
8*" Iha Kind You Hare Always BaugK
RKV. Mrs. Lake may be seen after
noons, at 201) Fifth street. Meetings
Friday and Sunday evenings.
Stability, Integrity. Reliability, and
the sum of these—Success! Young man,
save part of your earnings that you may
become a financial power some day in
the future. Rememlrer the old adage —
" Economy is Wealth." Put by some
thing for a rainy day, though you are
just as iikely to need it on a tine day.
The question of savings is one for you,
and for us. We will gladly talk the
matter over with you and show you how
to open an account with us.
THE
lipia National Bant
:: To Be Strong, Liberal, Prompt,
] * Holding the interests of our depositors sod customers ss identical with our
own, {ranting always as generous terms ss are consistent with progressive,
• - yet sound and conservative banking, is the policy of this Bank.
In our SAVINGS DEPARTMENT WE PAT INTEREST at the rate of
" * THREE per cent, per annum, compounded semi-annually.
The Capital National Bank
:: OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON.
;: Capital, SIOO,OOO. Surplus, $150,000. Deposits, $2,300,000
-C. J. LORD. President. M. E. REED, Vice-Prest. W. J. FOSTER, Cashier.
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I SCHOOL BOOKS
£ AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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? STATIONERY, ETC., ETC.
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i > As successors to the OLD RELIABLE
'! John Byrne stand—we carry the same
J, large and complete stock of ... .
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Feed, Etc.
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£ which we offer at BOTTOM PRICES.
Highest Cash Price paid for Farm
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