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CONVEYANCER AND NOTARY Abstract" of Title Carefully Prepared 20 Y'eara* Experience OLYMPIA NATIONAL BANK BLDG Paul & Kearn's New Location 317 Main St. Large and Comfortable Quarters New Fixtures Olympia Beer, Wines, Liquors and Cigars COURTEOUS TREATMENT TO ALL. PAUL DETHLEFSEN, JEAN KEARNS, Propi ietors. THE SHELTON BAR W. D. FORRES, Prop. All Ibe Leadline Brnudn of AVlnea, Liquor" and ClKora; nlao Olympla Beer. Pacific Club our Leader 116 West Fourth Street. PIIONE 270. Charley's Saloon «. Olympiads Popular Resort All the Beat Brands of Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Clgara. BRAEGER & GRATZER PROPRIETORS. 108 W. 4th St. Phone XI n» • * :• The Fashion j «» * ' q I Oh 00 • -• h I h # ■Oh I k " • A Resort where you can have a ' 1J aoclable game of earda. .« . . W 00. 4 h O -4 » • • . . J. D. IIARBST, Prop. • • «h « h - • 114 Fifth St. Olympla, Wash, j* u h Y KICK IP YOU DON'T GET Atherton Bourbon ON SALE AT THE OXFORD GEORGE TAYLOR, Prop. 110 Fourth St. Olympla, Wash. P. J. O'BRIEN HEAVY FORGING AND GENERAL BLACKSNITHING GIVE US A TRIAL. Sole Agenta for Olympla ■„<] Thuraton County for the Celebrated STUDEBAKER Wagons, Carriages Corner Third and Columbia Streeta OLYMPIA, WASH. OFFICE OF GORDON NACKAY Sl7 Waahlngton St. Phone 220 MILLINERY OPENING. The latest patterns of spring hats at popular prices on display Saturday, March 18. Will be pleased to show you. WERTIIEIM'S VARIETY STORE. East Fourth Street. Jr •% A 1 JABS AT LEGISLATORS f S«»rf» UIM-reprcMfiitfitlven. (.Skagit County Times.) It is fortunate again that the state has a man for governor who not only understands the conditions under which the present population is strain ing as well as the needs and means of relief, but who alßo regards the keep ing of his pledges to the people as of greater value than the empty honor of his own and his party's future prefer ment obtained by betrayal of the con fidence the people bestowed upon him. The state's chief misfortune i 3 the membership of the lower house of the legislature, whose every act, with very few exceptions and without regard for political affiliations, has been of con tempt. for either the welfare or rights of a vast majority of the constituents who elected them. Without regard for the burdens that are now weighing a limited population down; without re gard for the fact that immigration to this state as compared with that going on elsewhere has practically ceased, the main object of this aggregation of misrepresentatives has only been to heap other and additional burdens upon those here, and place deterrent obstructions in the way of others who might come. Everybody, except these legislative marplots, is perfectly cognizant of the two principal things that have stopped people coming to this state to live, and they know that one of these things is our tax rate and the other difficulty of land clearing, yet these alleged statemen have made no effort to do anything than increase the first and ignore the last, while they pander solely to the instructive pleasure of the few under .the false pretext pro gressiveness. It is believeable that the senate is in clined to do right and it is an unde niable and evidently appreciated fact that the governor is trying to do right, and if the people had gone directly to Steilacoom and selected the same number of men to constitute their house of representatives, the people would have been nearer right. • • • • Would Change Legislative System. (Kittitas Spokesman.) Absolute lack of results from the present session of the legislature gives rise to the query whether the system of conducting the business of the state through partisan representatives has not become too archaic for present day requirements. At an estimated expense of over $1,500 per day throughout the session the members have accomplished noth ing in the way of constructive legis lation, devoting their time to log-roll ing' in an endeavor to make their poli tical fences hogtight. While corporations and commercial houses attain greater efficiency every year in the conduct of their business, little, if any, progress is made in meth ods of doing public busies, though its cost grows greater. The same in competence and reckless extravagance that marks the latter would, if ap plied to private business affairs, make bankrupts of us all. A commission composed of half a dozen ordinary business men and a system of initiative and referendum, honestly framed to learn the will of the people, would give this state more real value for its money in five years than all the legislatures since territor ial days. • • • * Republican Kadoraea Lister. (Kent Journal.) The governor's vetoes, as explained by him, are entirely along the line of a more economical administration. He points out the taxes have become so burdensome that people are finding it almost impossible to meet them. In this the governor is absolutely right. While it is true that the appropriations asked for by the legislature would be nice to have and in some cases might seem necessary, the limit of tax pay ing has just about been reached and the people are crying for relief. The state must learn that it cannot have everything it wants any more than a private individual. There is probably not a taxpayer in Washington who has everything he would like to have, and he simply has to put up with some in conveniences until a time as he can afford to buy them, and it is so with the state. To raise taxes to a sum where people cannot pay will simpiy drive people from the state and stop all development. The governor points out that even the omnibus appropria tion bill carrying more than nine and one-half million dollars is not all the legislature is providing for, but shows that fourteen million dollars will be voted by the legislature for the next two years. Good business sense would demand that the governor be sustained in his fight for economy. • • • • Thin In About HlKht. (Chehalls County Call.) Governor Lister has demonstrated that the people chose the best man for governor at the fall election, but at the same time it seems they chose a lot of jackasses to make up the legislature. THE WASHINGTON STANDARD, MARCH 14, 1919 Before the legislature was organ ized, an unholy alliance was enter- Ed into between Republicans and Dem ocrats whereby all of Hay's appointees were to be confirmed and the Repub licans captured all the offices in the legislature from the speaker down. Just what the Democrats got, we have never been able to learn, unless It was a leather medal for being the champ ion political chumps of the year. If the Democrats in the legislature desired to make a record for econo my, they should have joined forces with the Progressives, who like the Democrats, were elected on that, issue, but instead of doing the manly thing, they cast the Progressives aside and joined forces with the Republicans for no purpose than to pass large appro priations over the veto of Governor Lister. The Progressives are the only ones Lister can rely upon to aid in carrying out his pledges to the people. • • • • C oii^riitiilateM on Fight. (Colfax Commoner.) By forcing the legislature to recede from its high handed methods and introduce a road appropriation bill for one mill less levy on state roads, Gov ernor Lister saved ths tax payers of the state two million dollars in the next two years. The combine could not muster enough voljs to pass the original bill over Lister's veto and had to "back up" and submit a bill with a lower levy. Governor Lister is to be congratulated upon the stand he took and the sucess of his fight for a more economical administration. • • • * | I.lNfrr'H Vetoes not Superfluous. (Winona News.) Ordinarily a governor's veto seems superfluous, but we can approve Gov ernor Lister's vetoes of the road and Cheney appropriations. It is doubt ful If the majority of the members of the legislature really favor either ap propriation b t voted for it to satisfy some other fellow and so get his vote for some particular pet measure. This [trading of votes Is responsible, in a large measure, for extravagant appro priations by every legislature. • • • • I Deserves Every Man'. Support. (Coulee City Dispatch.) That Governor Lißter is the right man in the right place, becomes more apparent to the fair, discriminating mind that is broad enough to place real merit above mere political prefer ence. But in the present legislature he has many unscrupulous political trick sters to contend with. And in his fight for the interests of the common people he deserves the moral support of every honest man. • • • • Would Be a Wlae Move. (F.lma Chronicle.) Members of the present legislature have sent a written petition to Govern or Lister urging him to call an extra ordinary legislative session in 1914 for the purpose of striking from the statutes all laws that are at present Inoperative, unnecessary and unen forced. No better work could be done then to revise the statutes in the manner suggested. Every state in the Union has a mess of laws that are dead letters in fact, and they should be abolished. Dead letter laws cause popular dis respect for all laws. Every law on the statute books should be enforced as strictly as possible, and no unenforce able law should be written. • * • • Compares I,lnter and West. (Hartline Standard.) Two governors that are in the same mood. They are all right. It seems that we have a governor in this state that isn't afraid to exercise his mind about the welfare of the state of which he is head chief, and Oregon, that good state with its rain and fog, has a man at the wßeel that isn't afraid of the breakers and the roar of the law mak ing force. It seems to be a craze about this bill passing affair, but Governor Lister and Governor West are the right men in the right place. Of course there are some men that want to run the governor's affairs and if they can't do it, they will roar and make a big noise, but it is not the way with all of us, and it seems as though when we put a good man in an important office as governor, that it isn't our business to try and tell that honorable officer how to run the affairs of this state. If people have no confidence in him why then did they put him in such an important office? Don't be a knocker, rather, be a booster, there isn't much time made in pulling back, let every one put their shoulder to the wheel and boost. The northwest is / the only country for an up-to-date and live man. Let us work in harmony with good will toward all men. Meantime let us as a state be as economical as is prudent. • • • • Vote Tradlnsc la Bribery, (Friday Harbor Journal.) Men have been expelled from the United States senate and house of rep resentatives for corrupt practices and the use of money in securing their e lectlon, also private citizens have been prosecuted and punished for accepting money for their votes, yet legislation (Continued on page 7.) Mlko EETRIGC Jf RENTER, Ro(|p|D. IA. correspondence fl JZpTfo solicited ][ Qr [This matter must not be reprinted with out special permission.! The grapefruit is one that should be used more than it is. It contains me dicinal qualities that are helpful to the nerves. The Orpington Silkies are a sport in the fowl line from which some enthu siasts expect to get a substitute for fur for mull's and collarets. If the seed grain is smutty It should be given the formalin treatment, it will mean an Increased yield and bet ter quality at harvest time. The man who tries to raise hogs without pasture and forage crops for them is like a puppy chasing his own tall—he gets lots of exercise, but mighty little of anything else. Cut cornstalks make an excellent lit ter fitr the poultry house for the flock of hens to scratch in. The grain falls through the pieces easily, and the litter lasts a considerable time before it needs renewing. The Scotch collie is not only one of the most intelligent but best of farm dogs. The very qualities that make the dog excellent when properly treat ed tend to make it well nigh worth less if it is mistreated. Two-thirds of all the farms operated by their owners in the year 1010 were free from mortgages. There is little question that the percentage of mort gages would be much larger than this In the case of farms worked by renters. Two very fair minded men might get along all right with a verbal agreement In the renting of a farm, but In nine cases out of ten or more a whole lot of trouble will be saved if every detail and condition Is down In black and white. The tendency of the onions to sprout in the .cellar may be reduced by scat tering them thinly on the dry earth or boards of the cellar floor. If left in basket or pail where tbey do not get ventilation tbey are pretty sure to start growing. Some one has put his wits to work and Invented a clever hog oiler, which consists of a couple of cogged rollers for hogs to scratch on. These revolve in a tank of crude petroleum, with the result that the hog that uses this Is greased where It itches worst The Christmas or New Tear's hatch of chickens Is hardly worth while for thf owner or the chicks themselves unless one has suitable quarters for them. Where one brood survives to see the green grass a half dozen will die of Improper food or exposure. One distinct advantage in the rais ing of a root crop is the excellent physical condition in which the soil is left This is true of potatoes, beets and turnips. In fact, the cow horn turnip is often used for the express purpose of perforating and loosening a hard, clayey surface soil. We knew a foolish fellow once who thought he would save a dollar or two by getting clover seed at a bargain price from a catalogue bouse. He saved a little at the start, it is true, but for years afterward his farm was Infested with quack grass, and in the end he was the loser by scores of dol lars. It Is mighty shortsighted manage ment to let the brood sows shift for themselves either in the matter of feed or shelter for economy's sake and at farrowing time lose half or more of the little pigs as a result of the poor condition' of the sow or exposure to which she or her offspring Jias been subjected. The fact that so many rural com munities have such inadequate school facilities, and in some localities they are deplorably so, may be traceable to several minor causes, but the chief one ig that the taxpayers who live in these districts nre more interested in taters. corn, hogs or cotton than they are in boys and girls. This statement is one that is not pleasant to make, but It is true nevertheless. If all of the vegetable seeds are giv en a preliminary test before garden making time a lot of time and labor may be saved. The testing will deter mine pretty accurately whether any seeds carried over from last year are worth the planting. Oftentimes the on ion and other seed that are advertised at very low figures nre old seed. Invari ably this should be tested before it is sown, nnd if it is weak in germinating power it is far cheaper to throw It away than to go to the trouble of put ting It in the ground and monkeying through the sea on with a third Of a crop. An interesting feature of the"frost fighting campaign « hich was conduct ed early In January in southern Cali fornia to save tlie citrus crop Is shown In the registrar's figures nt Stanford university. More than 200 students left their college work to help in this fruit rescue work. Was there n heavy production and correspondingly low price in the prod uct which you raised lust year? If so, you will likely be safe in trying the smile crop or crops again, for a good many fellows will he disgusted and won't do It. This will mean fewer producers and a higher price. The frost Is still In the ground in the northern latitudes, but It is none too early to begin making plans for the garden. Every family should have one not only for the variety and pnlatahlllty of the products to be got from It. but from the standpoint of economy in the matter of providing the necessary bill of fare. The hyacinths, narcissuses and tulips which nre intended for Indoor bloom ing should be kept in a moderate tem perature and should not be left exposed to the direct rays of the sun. Under natural conditions they appear shortly after the snow goes off and before It Is either dry or very warm. These con ditions should be reproduced so far as possible Indoors. The rural carrier under the new sys tem of parcel post Is likely to have a somewhat varied experience. One car rier who has a route out of Ulmers, S. C., was jogging along the other day with two contented babies and a wood en leg In his mail sack. He was beset by a wildcat, but succeeded In pro tecting his live mall matter by a vigor ous wielding of the wooden leg. It will be a mighty good thing for more reasons than one if the small boy in the family is encouraged to start a bank account. He will put into it a whole lot of small change that he would otherwise spend for use less and foolish things, and later on he will take a measure of pride in his growing bank account, which may have a good deal to do with his mak ing a success in life. That the job of hauling the children of the country districts to the town or township school should be Intrusted only to the most careful kind of a man Is shown in the close call which ten children had near Glyndon, Minn., when a Northern Pacific fast train struck a consolidated school bus. Both horses were killed, the driver knocked from his seat and badly injured, but, fortu nately, the children escaped.* ■Aat was a mighty good move made by a farmer whose case came to the writer's attention not long ago. He had been "working at" some 000 acres of land and had found it sort of an up hill job. He has decided that he will live just as long, he just as happy and have just as much in the bank at the end of the year if be works a quarter section instead. He will have plenty to keep him busy with this. We want to get this man's report at the end of a couple of years. If it is deemed expedient to get rid of woodchucks that may inhabit the orchard or meadow the job may be easily done by closing up all but one hole of the burrow and into this in serting, at the end of a switch two or three feet long, a piece of absorbent cotton moistened with carbon bisul phide. This vaporizes very quickly, and the hole in which it is introduced should be closed as soon as possible. The woodchuck is a dead duck shortly after he breathes the fumes of the chemical. A good friend of the writer who has much success with flowers keeps his small hothouse free from the red spi ders and other plant pests by giving it a good "smoke" every week or ten days. He gets a pound package of the cheapest smoking tobacco —■ nothing but stems—aud shakes this on to a pan of coals. He says this does the busi ness as a rule, but that now and then there are individual lice that seem to survive, and these appear to be immune to subsquent "smoking." He thinks they sort o' get the tobacco habit. Not only from the standpoint of economy in furnishing needed meats for the farmer's table, but from that of the standpoint of the quality of product as well, every farm family would do well to do its own butcher ing and the curing of its own meats for the winter season. The hams, ba con. salt pork, headcheese and sau sages, which can be had sweet and fresh or tine flavored and salt, as the case may be, add greatly to the win ter bill of fare. There are a number of excellent home recipes for curing these meats, and the Job of doing it. if particular, is not difficult. The grent need of the soil in semi arid sections of the west besides mois ture, which is conserved in every way possible, is humus. The very condi tion in which these soils have lain for centuries and centuries have tended to limit the amount of vegetable matter In the soil. Because of this natural scarcity of humus every precaution should be taken to see that it is con served and increased. This may be done by plowing under instead of burning the stubble and by stock rais ing. which will increase' the amount of homemade fertilizers. This conserva tion of humus is a more vital question to the farmer in tlie dry country than the preservation of forests or water power, though he should keep an inter est in these us well. PAGE THREE. Motel Uarltoa Columbia St., near Fourth UIERIfU OR EUfiOPEAN FUR AS GUESTS MAY DESIRE. ORIGINAL HOME OF COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS. Five minutes' walk from steamer landings and depots. Aa you atep from the ear or ateamer, Juat follow the crowd. 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