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at uiilnupuvii t;ui <hx ] OLYMFIA. WASHINGTON. Kit llt It. ><>\ I 'I "II 11 • l! " '• V * im m i>m i> nt Tlii' Kffi'iiln'i' EAGLE FRESHWATER H. I- WORTMAN. Advcrtls ng Manager £ <jy A. * „ > N.\V V ' -***"" V \ X k ' '-> • ■■ x lll'l K 111. I TI'I I'Al'Elt. «r m ji ni.r. I.tin imi hi The most notable statement of re cent date concerning present commer cial conditions throughout tlie I'nited States and the outlook for the imme diate future was that made recently by Judge Elbert H. Gary, president of the United States Steel corporation, a recognized leader in the business world. This statement is published in another column. "Never before was the opportunity for commercial progress and success so great," says this authority, and yet his industry—the steel business —was the one high protectionists asserted would be hit the hardest by the re duced tariff. Apparently the judge does not think so; apparently there are processes and movements at work in the business world which prompt him to say: "Never before were con ditions which promote material wel fare so favorable." This statement comes from a man whose business demands that he keep in close touch with the undercurrent of commerce, an industry, too, that is ordinarily among the first to feel any tendency to reaction. He voices a stronger spirit of optimism than has been heard for some time; he pre dicts that the nation is entering upon "the dawn of the greatest prosperity;" he appears confident of a steady up ward march of business. He is in a position to know; he would not speak if he, did not know. His optimism, then, coming from the man it does, is highly encouraging. It should make us all more confident. THE FARMERS' CROP RETURNS. There is also great encouragement to be found in the statistics compiled by a Portland bank showing that far mers of the three Northwest states, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, this fail received 15 per cent, more for their crops than they did a year ago. To put it another way, they received $1.15 this year for every dollar they took in in 1912. This notable Increase should be re flected In a very favorable way on gen eral business conditions in these three states, for it is a well known fact that whatever benefits the farmers benefits business as a whole, i. e., when the fanner is prosperous, so is the country In which he liveß. This Increase of 15 per cent is the general average throughout these three states. In what measure the farmers of Thurston county benefited we do not know. The bank's statement, however, la to the effect that no locality reported a loss as compared with last year, from which we judge that the local ranch ers received their share of the general advance. We trust this is the case. There is much in store for this Puget Sound country in the next two or three years if Its people are in a position to take advantage of the coming development. Greater returns for the farmers mean a continued improvement in all lines of business and that is something for which we all sincerely hope, for it will enable us to progress as we should. WILSOX'S MEXICAY POLICY. It is much easier to criticise, of course, than to construct, and in the heat of activities of the present we, as a nation, are apt to forget what has gone before. Our memory is particu larly poor when it comes to govern mental policies. The criticism that is being made in certain quarters of Pres ident Wilson's Mexican policy is one case in point. What is Ids policy? He himself de fined it in his taik to the students of Swarthmore college and as he then expressed it his policy is that the in fluence of this nation shall be cast against and not for a government stained by blood and unsupported by the consent of the governed. That is one of the basic principles of our own governmental theory and, as the Chris tian Science Monitor points out: As during the presidency of Porfirio IMaz and uneier the administration of the department of state by Mr. Root, Mexico joined with the United States in bringing joint pressure upon the Central American states for the sup pression of revolution and a cessation of violence and war. and as all the for nial utterances of Pan American states men are! dim mats for the past decade have ut gt d as an ideal the ba ing o: I n I 111 en law it! rh r ami tit. rub of tl..- i- "!>:• it is ,I ; I ;(I ! 1 11 f lit* , i '•«»}*« lit It' Ii t u tl' ! it,.- admit.iti< \ at.; - 1 ' »n« parture from naiional convictions of • t- -tr pa.-'. V-1 si: ... -i.l-ratioi ; ... -h- Vv. an •! i, m should include I ■in ia< * : ha'. to i: >" • 'he llu< rta ail- i i.rat ' 1 the i : 1. Ml. Ai g»• 11' 11• • • n public, Urax'l I and Chile. I Many of the v !io are strongest it; it, ;, .■•■iti( i -:r .1 ■ ill ■ ]-•. have forgot i l ii I : ■ tl : . . though as i iliters oi j soim ef tin la.'gi newspapers of tin \ country ih y are presumed to know [ them. They, of course, must heckle hint at oi i v opportunity, hut in stray- 1 lug freni the paths ot h tory to do it ; in y minimize among intelligent p- o- j ph the effect their utterances tnigln j have. President Wilson's policy is the ba sic policy of this government, one J that has been followed by previous ad- j ministrations, one upon which he most ■ certainly is right in making his stand j and one that, we trust, will continue as the cardinal principle of this na tion's foreign policy. Otherwise, the Revolution was in vain. Simplicity marks all the prepara tions of the approaching White House I wedding as it marks every deed of the ! president. The genuine democracy of j the Wilson fanily is in strong contrast j to the foppc-ry that has grown upon | Washington officialdom. It demon-1 strates that a president can live as do '■ all of us. How a half dozen or so rowdies, lead ing on a larger crowd, can bring dis grace upon their school lias not been 1 so aptly illustrated recently as by the ! attack made upon members of the Ab erdeen high school football team by Tacoma high school students after the game in that city last Saturday. It throws on to the screen of passing events a striking demonstration of a wrong spirit in that school, a spirit which must be vanquished before the school can accomplish what it is pre sumed to do. Olympia's postofflce receipts show a gain of some $3,700 during the seven months just ended over the corre sponding months of 1912. This is an excellent barometer of actual condi tions in this city, particularly when you take into account the strides made by the postofflce during 1912 which placed this city well along in the first class of postofflces. Reports from different parts of Southwest Washington and the whole of Western Washington, for that mat ter, tell of the re-opening of numerous lumber mills, indicating that the de pression felt by that industry during the summer is beginning to pass away. Locally, the modernized Westside mill has been in partial operation for some time, cutting timbers for further re building of the plant and the exten sion of wharfing facilities, in prepara tion for the full resumption of work about the first of the year. The recently organized secretaries' club, composed of the secretaries of various state departments, offers a ve hicle for closer cooperation among these departments, the exchange of ideas and suggestions and particularly of no little economy in the purchase of supplies for the respective depart ments, if these possibilities and the motives that prompted the formation of the club are not lost sight of. The one item of purchasing all the office supplies for the departments through one medium will effect a saving which will more than warrant the existence of the organization. The lack of vacant houses available for renting purposes is a highly satis factory indication of conditions in the city where such a lack exists. There are more people in Olympia today anxious to rent houses, say local real estate dealers, than there are houses to be rented. That means that a lot of new people have come into Olympia in the last few months; it indicates what is going on here. MOB ABERDEEN TEAM. ! Tacomn Hitch Sphool Student* Start Riot After (inate Satnrilny, Menaced by a howling mob of 200 oor losers, most of them Tacoma high i school boys, the Aberden high school j football team had to flee to Seattle last Saturday to escape serious trot-hie. ; While the mob waited for the Aber- Ideen boys at the union station, the vis ifiors slipped aboard the Seattle boat. . They were to have left for Aberdeen on a special train. The mob sought vengeance because the Aberdeen eleven whipped the Sta dium high team of Tacoma to a stand still on the Stadium gridiron Saturday afternoon by a score of 13 to 7, there by putting Tacoma out of the cham pionship running. George p. Cotterill, mayor of Seattle, | has announced himself a candidate for the United States senate to contest for the seat of Wesley L. Jones in tha i body. TIIK WASHINGTON STA\I)AHI>. XOVKMMKIi 7. I'M.! i Press Comment J I ituuctl <>t) I.mill I'rlrrd Too |||;:li. :: \d\ Mine.) Tope : m 1 i - !.' !il ill this \ii ill ity at ?40 i' r which was in many n ;»• yin !in- nl by the pr- -"lit owners at not to exceed 110 per acri in 'uilitm ii '- tiinlnf The valuahh linih'T luis marie lie- owners rich '! !,' > ..oiild offer t 1 ■ • hare land wit 11 :l.i worse than u ■ i -s stumps for • 111iew' 11• ro mar in- i-o.u or be assess d at tie higl ■ r le.ure if the land is to be held for sp> culat lon. • * * * \lfrr flu- *lii|i|MT Now. < Ku\ mni ! I Braid.) The raili'oels, which for several je.irs past have hen the subject of much prosecution on the part of the mc crnim-iit, now have the satisfaction of having the government prosecuting several large wholesale tirms for ship inp freight under the wrong classifi ed ion, thereby defrauding the roads of many thousands of dollars in freight. With the government acting Impartially in the matter of prosecu tion when there is wrongdoing on cither side, the roads will no doubt rake more kindly to the court orders in the future. • • * • Straight Talk on I.and Vnlu«*M. (Hi# Bend Outlook.) Au Ellensburg paper is protesting because raw land hack in lowa sells for $181.2!< per acre, when it Is not near as productive as the soil of Kitti tas county. The critic does not take into consideration that the universal law of values does not take into con sideration the fertility of the soil, but that density of population and rate of interest fixes the price of real estate. Generally little money is made from farming but a great deal is made from the increase in the value of the land. When the state of Washington has as dense a population and as low a rate of interest as the state of lowa then the value of the land will reach even a higher figure. • • * * The It I Klit Sol ill lon. (Elma Chronicle.) The liquor question will never be settled finally until it is settled right. And it will never be settled right un til the manufacture and sale of whisky and other heavy alcoholic drinks is prohibited by national law. Then beers and light wines can be sold as ' now with very little attendant evil and with much comfort to some people who like their glass of beer, just as some others like their cigars after a meal. • • • • A Good Omen. (Kittitas Spokesman.) One of the most satisfactory evidenc es of Kittitas valley Industry is shown in the Increasing extent in which ranchers are engaging in the raising of live stock. It is becoming more evident that the growing and shipping of hay and grain, while profitable, will never yield as great returns as will the feeding of the crop upon the land where produced. The recognition of this fact is shown by the manner in which cattle and hogs have increased in the valley within the last three years, and by the number of stackß of unbaled hay left In the fields for feed ing purposes. • » • • WnutM LniiKliorne to Hun. (Inland Empire News.) If many Democrats of this state have their way, the next Democratic candidate for the United States senate will be the Hon. Maurice Langhorne of Tacoma. Maurice Langhorne is one of the very good Democrats of the state of Washington and one of its brilliant orators. He was a candidate for federal attorney for the west side and was the choice of eight out of ev ery ten Democrats for the position, but was turned down and one Clay Allen of Seattle appointed in his stead. This unkind action upon the part of the Washington authorities has served to make him more popular and it is free ly predicted by Democrats all over the state, who ought to know, that Lang i horne can be elected where many an other candidate would fail. • • • • Sheep Iniluntry Grown Knpl.lly. (Colfax Examiner.) Reports from all sections of the West show that there is a marked re vival of interest in the sheep industry. Men who have been in the sheep bus iness for years are buying more sheep. ' Frank Rothrock, with 35,000 sheep, is buying more. Oregon sheep men are investing all the money they can bor (row in sheep. One man sold a big stock ranch for $21,000 in order to buy more sheep and he already had 18,000 head. This proves that the claim of \>. L. LaFollette, W. L. Jones and other Republican politicians that the removal of tlie tariff on wool would luin the sheep industry is false. • » • • An liiNiuullrlllil Man. (Colville Exuminer.) He used to be considered a small I man who would try to hide behind a I woman's petticoats. Now he would be I|i I ■ I BIG SHOE SALE CONTINUES 1 j|j | | People from all over the county are j| | taking advantage of the reduction in || I prices, saving from § | 75c to $1.50 per pair I I Our first week's sale has been beyond 1 I our expectation, but we still have I | SHOES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY I ii i I We are making prices that no cata- if I logue house can beat and you take no § I chances with the quality of the goods. 8 I CONE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF | I The Doane Shoe Co. I I MAIN STREET NEAR FIFTH 8 x~x-x~x^»x-x**x-«-«-X"X** ! WHAT OUR FATHERS READ ABOUT $ | IN THIS PAPER FIFTY YEARS AGO | •.~X-X«X-X-X-X"X"X~X"X~X«X4 irrnm the Washington Stnmlard for November 7, IMI3. Vol. 111, No. 32.) This issue of the Stanuabu closes its third volume. It i 3 not our purpose to Indite a homily on the occasion: we simply refer to the past as an earnest of the future, believing that we have, 10 the best of our moderate ability, pursued a steadfast, consistent course and added our mite to the support of free government. This shall be our chief aim. A Washington correspondent of The Dalles Journal Bays that H. S. Jacobs of Portland has been offered $50,000 for his patent for a new machine for mak ing wagon wheels. The new San Francisco directory places the population of that city at 103,000. The Walla Walla Statesman says a new town by the name of Union has recently been laid off on Catherine creek at the east end of the Grand Ronde valley on the Walla Walla road to Boise. A postofflce has been established there and one or two trad ing houses, as many mechanic shops and a hotel are in operation. The set tlement on Catherine creek and in the vicinity of the town is said to be a thriving one. Married, at the residence of the bride's mother, Vancouver, \V. T., on October 29, 1863, by the Hon, E. P. Oli l»hant, H. G. Struve to Miss Lassie F. Knighton, both of Vancouver, W. T. The select school under the manage ment of John P. Judson will re-open Monday, November 16 in the building adjoining the M. E. church. Terms of tuition per quarter of 11 weeks; ri mary department, $5; junior, $8; sen ior, sll. Fire, starting in an unknown man ner but presumably from a lighted match, totally destroyed the dry kiln of the McCann Shingle company on the water front. Thursday. The loss is estimated from SIO,OOO to $15,000, the building being almost entirely wreck ed and some 3,000.000 shingle? stored there also destroyed. A workman who was loading shin gles into the kiln was the first to dis cover the blaze, about 11:30 Thursday morning. The building and contents are still smoldering. Mr. McCann was Victor Victrolas sls, $25, S4O, SSO, $75, SIOO, $l5O, S2OO. Edison Amberola's S3O, $45, S6O, SBO, S2OO. Complete stock of Edison and Victor Records Machines sold on easy payments. SAsea E. E. TAYLOR 314 E. 4th St. Phone 379 TAIXOTT KIIOS. The Oldest Jewelry House in Washington, Established 1872. DUAI.KRK IN WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, CLOCKS, SILVER WARE, CUT GLASS, LEATHER GOODS, CUTLERY, NOVELTIES, SEWING MACHINES, SUNDRIES. MANUFACTLKHIIS OF NOTARY AND LODGE SEALS AND UMBRELLAS REPAIRING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS 424 and 426 Main Street. Olympia, Wash. unable to state the amount of insur ance on the property other than to sav that companies will not insure dry kilns for more than 40 per cent of their value. The shingle mill will have to remain out of operation until the dry kiln is re-built, which Mr. McCann says will be done immediately. Emphasizing again in two addresses to Thurston county Grangers the elim ination of the middleman whom he called "the farmers' expense account," W. E. Powell, lecturer of tlie Wash ington State Grange spoke at a meet ing at Habeek's hall last Saturday af ternoon and also at a public gathering at the Pleasant Glade Grange hall last Monday evening. Both speeches were similar in con text, the speaker urging his hearers to grow only those products for which there is a wide demand and suggesting that It would be a good idea for the farmer to keep an account book so he would know just whore he stood. He went into detail on these points, the general nature of his address being Quite similar to that given by him at the annual picnic of the Thurston County Pomona Grange at Priest Point park last summer.