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Newspaper of Olyiupia VOL. LIII. NO. 33 TOO MUCH SPENT ON ENGINEERING Special Committee Scores High way Department—Fitzhenry Reports Investigation. Severe criticism of the methods of the si ate highway department, based on an investigation made by Surveyor General E. A. Fitzhenry of the dispute over the Belllngham water front road, is made by a special committee of the highway commission composed of Gov ernor Lister, State Auditor C. W. Clau sen and State Treasurer Edward Meatb, particular objection being tak en to the practice of making froi* two to four different surveys of the same highway project. Mr. Fitzhenry's investigation was mnde at the request of the special com mittee, for which lie was granted leave of absence by Clay Tallnian, commis sioner of the general land office at Washington. It is significant that the special committee approved all the rec ommendations made in Mr. Fitzhenry's report, saying in addition concerning his investigation: We desire at this time to express to Mr E. A. Fitzhenry our appreciation of the good work done by him in this investigation. We feel that his work has been done in a thorough and im partial manner and that he put forth ■every effort to get all information that would assist him in arriving at a proper conclusion. We also desire to call attention to the fact that, on ac count of being a federal official, Mr. Fitzhenry refused to accept any re muneration for his services. The only expense he Incurred, to be paid by the state, is that of actual travelling and hotel expense. Mr. Fitzhenry rejected the latest line run by G. D. Ball of the highway •department and recommended the use of the old survey made by Engineer James Allen of this city under High way Commissioner Snow, a survey which is also most popular among the residents of Bellingham. This rec ommendation the special committee particularly endorsed, adding: We cannot refrain from calling at tention to the fact in this report that a large amount of criticism on the high way department in the past has been caused by a feeling that too much mon ey was expended in surveys, engineer ing etc. • • • This Investigation clearly indicates that much more mon ey has been expended for engineering than would have been necessary had the original surveys made been used rather than making an entirely new survey. There are instances in the etate where three add in some cases four different parties have surveyed lines covering the same highway. It is shown in the investigation just com pleted that the old survey is a much better line than the new survey made by Mr. Ball and we would recommend in future that all existing surveys cov ering highways to be constructed be checked before parties be started out for the purpose of making new sur veys so that there will not be a repeti tion in future of what has occurred in the water front road near Bellingham. The investigation and the special committee's recommendations are tak en as indications that some radical Im provements in the conduct of the high way department will be demanded and that some changes may be made. The present highway commissioner, W. J. Roberts, under whose administration the acts criticised occurred, is an ap pointee of former Governor M. E. Hay. LUMBER MARKET BETTER tSO.MMI.OOO Fert Will Be Bought In Till* Stole During Ne*t Few Week*. With the anticipation that the inter state commerce commission will allow a general, though small, increase in freight rates within a few weeks, the Washington lumber market last week took on new life with the receipt by lumber men of scores of Inquiries re garding lumber prices. These re quests came from nearly all parts of the country and it is estimated that within the next few weeks orders will have been placed in this state for up wards of 60,000,000 feet of lumber. With the prospect that they will now be able to construct necessary Improve ments, there is every indication that many of the big roads will place orders 'or millions of feet of lumber for use •a cars, bridges and false work. It Is 'he opinion of railroad men that if 'he increase in freight Is generally al lowed vast sums of money will be •Pent In the rehabilitation of various roads. fftwhtogto n StanoarD Uew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall Where they IVlay" ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 18G0. TRENHOLME FOR MAYOR !»00 siuucrN I rjjc I'ionccr Shuttle Dem- ocrat to l<mi tor City Executive J. D. Trenholme, Seattle city park commissioner, chairman of the King county Democratic committee, business man and pioneer resident of Seattle, v ill be a candidate for mayor of that city next, spring. This was made cer tain when more that 900 petitioners demonstrated to Mr. Trenholme that he was a popular choice for the oflice and that an energetic tight would be made for his nomination and election. The Trenholme petitions represent ed all the organizations that work for Seattle and numbered among the names of the signers were scores who never, heretofore, have signed a peti tion to enlist a candidate for public office. GROT IMPERII) COMING, SAVS GARY Opportunity for Commercial Suc cess Never so Great, Says Steel Magnate. "Never before was the opportu nity for commercial progress and success so great. Never before were conditions which promote material welfare so favorable. The people of this country have a de cided advantage over every other country if we make the most of it. It is the richest of all countries and the greatest in productive ca- pacity." This was the most significant of a series of significant statements made by Elbert H. Gary, president of the United States Steel corporation and president of the American Iron & Steel Institute, in an address at its recent semi-annual meeting at Chicago. Voic ing the opinion that the leading states men of all the parties are disposed to bring about industrial peace and prog ress, he prophesied that the United States is approaching the dawn of the greatest prosperity. "The basis of transacting business has been much Improved the last few years," he said. "It must be admitted there has heretofore been some ground for complaint. This was not local nor did it apply to any particular class. But at present capital is more con siderate of labor and vice versa. Bus iness men are more frank and fair and honest in dealings with each other. Men In power are more thoughtful in treatment of those more or less de pendent. Those holding positions of trust have been brought to recognize fully the rights and interests of their beneficiaries and are giving them more information and protection. The rich are more liberal and charitable, the poor more grateful. Relations are becoming closer and better understood. "This country, though hesitating, is eager to do business. Volume of bus iness at this time, although large be cause the country is so vast, is not half so great as it ought to be or could be. It is high time for all of us to wake up to realization that we are in competition with other countries, which, by every means in their power, are striving for supremacy; that it is not difficult for us, by good manage ment, to reach the greatest success In competition with other nations, and yet that it is just as easy to fail if our vision is narrow or if we act without due regard to results." SHORT FORESTRY COURSE Instruction Of¥ort»il Kxperleneed Men at UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, Nov. 7. —Announcement of the sixth session of the practical short courses in forestry and lumbering from January 5 till March 28, 1914, have been made by the faculty of the college of forestry. The course lasts 12 weeks and is designed solely for men who have had former experience in work of this kind and who wish to increase their general efficiency. All the courses given in either lum bering or forestry are taught with a view to their practicability. The work is divided between lectures, laboratory exercises and field trips and the in structors for the short course are spe cialists in their respective lines. Mrs. A. E. Stanford and daughter, Edna, have returned from a several weeks' visit in the East. lulvemlty of Washington. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1913, WOMEN OFFER PURE FOOD REGULATIONS Club Presents New Ordinance to Council—Stringent Require ments for Cleanliness. Placing rigid restrictions as to cleanliness upon all receptacles in which foods, meats, fruits or candies are kept or offered for sale, similarly stringently regulating the cleanliness, ventilation and toilet facilities of all grocery stores, meat markets, cream eries, canneries, bakeshops and res taurants in the city, and creating the office of sanitary inspector, the pure food ordinance drawn by the members of the special committee of the Wom an's club lias been finally drafted and was presented to the city council this week. The ordinance is quite long, cover ing every conceivable manner of pro tecting foods from contamination, and tlie whole intent of it is summed up in section 2 as follows: "Every person in the city of Olym pia keeping, maintaining, operating or being in charge of any place where food for human beings is manufactur ed, held, kept, stored, prepared, pre served or offered for Bale shall use ev ery reasonable precaution to keep said food in a clean and wholesome condi tion and shall keep the same protect ed by every reasonable means from coming in contact with dust, dirt, flies, insects or from any foreign substance whatsoever." It forbids the employment of any person suffering from tuberculosis or any other communicable disease where foods are prepared or handled; forbids the display of foodstuffs on streets or sidewalks or open doorways or windows, excepting peddlers' wag ons or baskets from this provision; forbids bringing a part of any animal or fish that died by accident or disease into Olympia for sale or gift; requires all bread to be wrapped in paraffin paper upon which the baker's name is printed; makes particular restrictions as to bakeries; requires the owner, agent or lessee of property affected by the ordinance to Improve it as ordered by the sanitary inspector within 30 days after receiving an order; forbids the employment of any person under 16 years of age in a bakeshop between 8 p. m. and 5 a. m.; forbids the can ning or preserving of unwholesome or dirty food, and gives the sanitary in spector authority to destroy any im proper food and access to all prem ises at a reasonable hour. Violators are liable to a fine of not more than 3100. WANT "HERD LAW" IN HAYES DISTRICT 61 Residents Petition Commission ers to Prevent Cattle Running at Large. Sixty-one residents of the Hayes school district, officially known as School District No. 3, this week peti tioned the county commissioners to invoke the "herd law" and set aside this district as a territory where cattle cannot be allowed to run at large. The petition was headed by J. H. Turner, a former county game warden, and has been in preparation for some time. The commissioners set 2 p. m. De cember 1 as the date for a hearing on the petition and from all reports the meeting probably will be a lively one. Opponents of the plan declare it has been brought about by hostility among competing dairymen, but thase who favor it Insist that the present practice of letting live stock run at large causes considerable damage to property and so should be stopped. If this district is created as desired in the petition, it will be the second section of the county upon which the "herd law" has been made operative. The present one is a territory about two miles square lying north of Priest Point park, from which horses and mules have been prohibited from run ning at large. The Catholic Lady Foresters have announced and are making plans for a Thanksgiving dance on the evening of November 27, the first of what they propose to make annual affairs. DEMOCRATS ELECT THREE GOVERNORS Carry Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia—Maryland Also in Line—Tammany Beaten. Tuesday's elections, when Demo cratic governors and legislatures were elected in three Eastern states, brought joy to Democratic voters all over the country, for in these states the tariff and tlre Wilson policies were issues before the voters and the victories are taken as vindications of the present national administration. Briefly stated, this is what hap pened: Massachusetts, staunch Republican, went Democratic and elected David I. Walsh governor. The tariff was an is sue there. Republican candidate was in third place. Tammany defeated overwhelmingly by a fusion of Progressives, progres sive Republicans and progressive Dem ocrats. Ex-Governor William Sulzer elected to the New York assembly as a Pro gressive. New Jersey elected a Democratic governor and legislature. Democrats carry majority of cities and towns in Indiana. Henry C. Stuart, Democrat, went in as governor of Virginia unopposed. Maryland, which was voting on Unit ed States senator, chose Blair Lee, a Democrat, and an old college mate of President Wilson, by an easy majority. On state, city and congressional tick ets —no governor was being elected — Maryland also went strongly Demo cratic. The feature of the election was the defeat of Tammany Hall by the fusion ista in New York City. John Purroy Mitchell, Wilson's appointee aB col lector of the port of New York, was elected over Judge Edward E. McCall, Tammany's choice, by a majority of 115.N*28. The voters recalled "Boss" Murphy—even the latter'a closest friends admitted that. It was a sad day for Tammany. De prived practically of the last bit of patronage, the Tiger faces the leanest four years in his life, and nobody could possibly be sorer than the "organiza tion's" managers were. They blame Murphy, but the "boss" gave it out again that he would not abdicate. The latest returns in Massachusetts gave Walsh (Dem.), 175,473 for gover nor; Bird (Prog.), 121,718; Gardner (Rep.), 117,658; Foss (Ind.), 21,422. In New Jersey James F. Fielder (Dem.) has 20,00 ft plurality over Stokes (Rep.). Colby (Prog.) received 15 PERCENT MORE CASH FOR FARMERS Crop Returns Net that Much More to Northwest Ranchers, Says Bank's Survey. Crop returns this year will bring to the farmers of the Northwest a net cash return approximately 15 per cent, greater than that received last year, according to a complete canvass of the principal producing districts of Ore gon, Washington and Idaho, which has just been completed by the Northwest ern National bank of Portland. Conservative reports made by lead nig bankers in more than 100 cities and towns show that the Northwest has enjoyed a year of normal advance in nearly all lines of trade excepting lumber. This advance has been more pronounced in some localities than in others. A few places report no gain over the previous year, but not a sin gle place has a loss. In Southwestern Washington the ag ricultural districts have shown steady improvement. Increased acreage is re ported. One of the most encouraging signs is that of the lowly hog. Nearly every community is raising more hogs this year than ever before. More will be raised in the future. The dairy districts, too, give favor able reports and promise soon to pro duce enough butter to meet ttie needs of the Northwest. Importation of dairy products from the Kast, the bankers point out, has been one of the heaviest drains 011 the cash resources of the Northwest. PRICE FIVE CENTS TALBOT PARK MAY GO. Viilliini Admits Would Yncnte Tract Plotted llnriiitt: llooiit of I *llO. A tract of land platted in the boom days of 1890 when Olympians had vis ions of a city covering nearly all of this end of Puget Sound, will be va cated within the next few weeks if the county commissioners act favorably upon the petition presented this week by the present owners, Nathan Adains and wife. The tract is known as Talbot park, located near the Mud Hay peninsula. September 18, 1911, the commissioners vacated blocks 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this tract and Mr. Adams now seeks the vacation of blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4, ex cept for lots 12 and 19 in block 1, which are owned by other parties, and the county road. HOUSTON PLANS TO HELP FARM WOMEN Secretary of Agriculture May Es tablish Rural Sanitation and Home Economics Branch. As an Eastern publication pointed out recently science has helped every body around the farm but the farm er's wife, but almost simultaneously with the publication of this statement ment comes an interview from Secre tary of Agriculture Houseton telling of the new work upon which his depart ment is soon to launch. Secretary Houston believes that women are among the most important factors in agricultural development and while he does not anticipate estab lishing a distinctive women's bureau, he is favorable to creating a rural san itation section and perhaps a home economics branch. To this end, he will soon inspect hundreds of tabulated replies to a cir cular letter asking proposals for meth ods in which the department can di rectly aid the farm women. These letters are pouring into the de partment in every mail. They bear a plea for improvement of mechanical equipment of the farm home and es pecially for the general installation of piped water. Many ask for instruction in house hold arts; many propose a branch in home economics. Some are personal, asking for pensions, for motor trucks, for loans to raise the mortgage on the farm. The plea for rural sanitation has made a strong appeal to Secretary Houston. "I hope we may be able to establish a branch to attend to this," he said. "I would like to see a home econom ics section, too, but that is different from a woman's department for it really would be a greater gift to the farm men than to the women. "I want to find out in what ways the government could properly aid the farm woman. It is a plan in line with the development of the human side of the department of agriculture. It used to be a case of improving the crops and increasing beef yield, but now we're trying to Improve human life. "My mind is still open on what course to pursue after these answers are all in, but I can say now that I hope to extend the work which the department already does to help 'the woman whose work is never done.'" Norman Hayner, Aubrey Guerln and Winthrop Chaplin compose the debat ing team of the Olympia high school which will debate with the Centraiia high school teams of the state will de first contest of the season. Eighty high school teams o fthe state will de bate on 40 rostrums that evening, the question before all being the desira bility of admitting immigrants from Southern Europe into this country. The local team has been coached by Prof. E. It. Loomls, who will accom pany the students to Centraiia. The income tax, the most revolution ary revenue raising power conferred on the American government since its foundation, started last Saturday upon the path that is to bring millions into the public treasury. The man in the street, who makes more than $3,000 a year and who personally is responsible for his share of the tax does not need to worry about his payment for the present. The present operation of the law affects only banks, corporations and others responsible for payment on bonds, mortgages, salaries, which they are bound by the law to withhold "at the source." WHOLE NUMBER 2770. CONINE TELLS OF TWO BIG WINERIES Yelm Rancher, Now in California, Gives Interesting Account of Big Industry. J. C. Conine of Yelm, always a val ued contributor to THE WASHINGTON STANUAUD, started on bis annual pil grimage to California recently and sends In the following interesting ac count of his trip: "On the Wing. "Santa Ilosa, Cal., Oct. 25, 1913. "Editor of the STANDARD: "Perhaps a few items of my trip to Los Angeles might interest your read ers. I had a splendid voyage from Portland to 'Frisco—weather fine but half the passengers were unable to eat the next morning Found my old friend, ; Henry Mathews, formerly of Yelm, waiting for me at the dock and took the train at Sausalito for his ranch near Santa Rosa and have had a reg ular picnic for the past two weeks. "I have visited most all the places of interest, including two of the larg est wineries in the United States. I think if the fanatical prohibitionists could see the great benefit resulting from these great Industries they would stop their howling for prohibi tion. There is more capital invested in the two plants at Petaluma and Aspi, a Swiss colony, than would pur chase the whole of Thurston county. "Think of a million bottles of cham pagne, worth $2.50 a bottle, stored In one cellar alone, besides millions of gallons of other wines. The large tank, into which flows the grape Juice from the press, contains 500,000 gal lons, and it flows through four tubes, each an inch in diameter, continuous ly during the working hours. "The pay roll is SB,OOO per month. "The Immense tanks, or casks, cost SI,OOO each and hold from 30,000 to 60,- 000 gallons each. The plant at Aspi must have cost millions of dollars. It la estimated that the liquor internets In the state amount to $150,000,000. Siate-wide prohibition would practical ly confiscate all this property and bankrupt the state for It is one of its greatest Industries. "One of the greatest Industries you have in Thurston county is the brew ery at Tumwater and yet there are cit izens there who would rejoice at its confiscation. For my part I would as soon be accused of theft as to be call ed a prohibitionist for it amounts is the same thing. "Drunkenness Is a crime and should be punished as such, but prohibition is worse, for it induces others to vio late a vicious law, that Is manifestly unconstitutional and seeks to deprive the people of the personal liberty guar anteed by the Declaration of Independ ence and the constitution of the Unit ed Stateß. It has been a failure in nine cases out of ten and should be denounced on the platform and by the press as the greatest humbug of the age. RETURNS TO THE FOLD Hx-Scnator Turner Recants Famona Attack on Bryan—Caduraca Wilson. SPOKANE, Nov. 7. —In a remarkable confession of faith, delivered to the weekly meeting of Democrats at the Inland club last Saturday noon. Judge George Turner recanted his famous attack on William Jennings Bryan, mnde after his return from the Balti more convention last year, announced that the people who had nominated Voodrow Wilson against his opposi tion were wiser than himself, and de clared that he had been wrong in op posing woman suffrage. Concerning his attack on Bryan, the former senator said: "When I came back from Baltimore elast year I was guilty of intemperate last year I was guilty of intemperate Mr. Bryan has refused to quarrel with me over the incident I so greatly re gret, and I consider this another evi dence of the generosity and magnan- mity which BO signalizes this man's character that he has again given me 100 m to conte to a common ground of understanding with him." Much interest was aroused among P'-mocrats by the speech. Several sug gested that Senator Turner intended to be a candidate for the United States senate next year, but his personal as surance was to the effect that he had no intention of running. Published Continuously For 53 Years "J. C. CONINE."