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1 iv.idard t* «>.«* A. » «» > !M I ! I? J 1$ Ti > THE EFFEN .EE PI BJ SHI \Q JOMP/ Y k.* 1 '. ; " If. . M V :rr» . . -»: r' . L -1. )>*< r t|»( i .<U I*l i■ « . Sl.* «> H \ nr. Mi «r SSMi 4 - : WATCHING YOUR "HIRED MSN." rut oi)'- s; i of mi n in 11>11ij>1 • 11• iHiw r fur a considerable length oi tinn jive th i . nil tin- au -11 i> i*ily th \ n • 1 1. and 111• •11 i• t ti in go ahead without paying any attention t«> them, doing as th y please and doing it with the knowledge thai you don't pare much what tlr-y do, and you are bound to have eareless management hv them neg ligence, a certain amount ot irresponsibility and perhaps some ineffieh m y and incompetency. That will lie the ease in private business as well as pub lie, but it happens more often in the latter than in the former because the former pays attention to its "hired men." I pon the county commissioners of this county or any other county of the state rests practically all of the authority ot transacting the county's business. They have the full and complete "say so." If thiugs are run in a business-like, efficient manner, they are responsible; if they are run in a slipshop, incompetent, inefficient way, they are responsible. They can handle things just as tbev please—they are the general managers of the county. If they think you are watching them—if they think you will hold them strictly accountable for every detail of the county's management—they are going to he more anxious to handle the coun ty's business properly, hut if they get the idea that it does not make much difference to you how your affairs are managed, it won't make much dif ference to them, either. Eternal vigilance, in oth er words, is the price you must pay for the proper management of your county's affairs. Therein lies the importance, the need and the mission of the county taxpayers' league which the farmers' special committee of fifteen is pro posing. If it be a representative, wide-awake, en ergetic organization, non-partisan in its character, not prying into the county's affairs from the stud point of prejudice or from the desire of "getting some one," hut honestly, constantly and fearlessly keeping its members and the taxpayers' informed as to how the county's business is being managed, it will elevate the management of that business to a higher plane of efficiency. That is why The Washington Standard—"the farmers paper"—will do everything in its power to assist the formation and maintenance of such a league. The need is great, the opportunity now present. You should make the most of it. "THE LITTLE OLD RED SCHOOLHOUSE." What a part it has played in our onward march the "little old red school house!" Some of our greatest men have been its pupils; some of our greatest reforms have been born within its walls; some of our greatest work has been done there. The pion. er of our civilization it has been, educating a hardy race of stalwart people, a bul wark ot our progress, the heart of each voumr community, blazing the way to bigger and better things. But its day seems to be passing Very rapidly. Miniii sota lias made remarkable strip * during the las- tew years in the consolidation of its rural schools, affording according to it - theory far bet ter facilities for the children on its farms. Con siderable progress along this same line lias been made in Thurston county, too, during r rent years an<; a petition is now peud og with the county superintendent for the consolidation of the Little Rock and Bordeaux distrieis at Little Rock. To th - : sidents of i|„ - • dWL w , : ~t ; f <|. , f o j. lowing dviei from P. P. Cla\ion. ITT.! Stat-s co!.-.; is- -.11 r of edn at mil, under who.-; leader ship the government is taking a hand in the wove lie 111 t< n !>< 1 '• 111 :i i "There are too many country sr-hooL -too man:- one-p-i, dicr. on • .» ]jif) . 1 , <"< ' wLize your - ' , n ~i : t. p on , central school to 1 vcrj four square miles and vou ha - e a grade school with font- teachers, four d t •<- ■ ' T! ■ coil try , -, a ]» "-•11. lit r -u'i • • if ' • . ... I'' long enough to ' nov h eo lu .v. He 11. ■ da pi ••paration. Send him to a teach irs' school and tl on to t 1 >■ eo .'■■■' •• i - - 1 a Li'-- i v 1 ■ L, • . a lip: • .far'l . ' •• ' cm '; ve: • iie J< -' :o. y. . j. ■. ■ 1:1 ST \\ 1 17. I'»M. i Willi .it ! standa •• !> • . a i'iid- i ■ .11 is w a I ' 1 abb to In;' [ ,'■ i■n ' a 11111 eJ ■ i '.-.el 1 ail is 1 lie lie ■ i ■ We ■■. r l .' a ! a ■. 11: is is o'; THE COMING TAX ATI ON CONFERENCE i w 1.. rc ill Ivs is- i i- j•ii bI: -11. dan iiu ii urn ae-nt from . I .a. i-sj:y oi' Washington s■ ' i , u.: oi , ■i ~ - : i. in which 1a ! i- us pi'omiu nt pan- |, o|' j is stale ami sonic iml ■d . ■ ■ i > will pai; i • -.; it '.-II b !n Id at lb. ' i us) ii l itioii lli - latter part of mxl mouth, to d<- lop in Ihe public mind a latter understanding ot the dim-ulties ('lieotinien d under tii ■ state's pr. sent sv stein and perhaps to prupo- - a remedy. No lu tier time than t|je j r, s, nt. wlen the ptj I>- lie mind is wrought up ov r this (jti stion, could ItllVe I >(*« It ehosi 11 for such a eotlftTenee. It is be cause we as taxpayers of this state have paid 100 little attention to such matters in the past that we are confronted with our pres nt high taxes and a system that is inadi (plate. We must do some thing to relieve that situation. Let us hope, then, that something practical, something satisfactory, will come out of this con ference. The residents of the Mima and Rochester dis tricts are to be congratulated on the fact they were able to impress upon the county cortimission ers the inadvisabilitv of the removal of the uncom pleted Black River bridge on the uncompleted Dave Johnson road to another point. More of this same interest in their own affairs on the part of the taxpayers of till the sections of the county is what this county needs. Sunday, April 2(», is "Go-to-Church Sunday" in Olytnpia and the ministers of the city hope to make a record for attendance in their several churches. We can all go to church one day in the year, anyhow—let's make it that day. "That one hit of advice about raising hogs more than pays me for my subscription," said one of our new subscribers the other day concerning a recipe for feeding hogs he obtained from tn» Standard's magazine section. Which only goes to show we are publishing the kind of a paper the farmers want —and they are frank enough to say so! It's Senator Underwood now and all of those Democrats who have watched the admirable man ner in which the Alabama congressman handled the majority in the lower house bespeak for him a remarkable career in the senate. He is one of the great men of the party. Latest reports from the national capital tell of a substantial majority for tlm president in the senate 011 the program of the repeal of tlie tolls ex emption clause of the Panama canal act. So. while we may have some pyrotechnics before the last act is over, we all know now how the show is going to end. The contest is nearly over—how docs your favorite stand? It isn't too late to help her—fact is. now is just the time, and your help may mean tar more to her than you realize, lb* generous to her—she will appreciate it and so will we. I wenty-five years ago this week The Washing ton-Standard said t ditorially : "Senatorial bees are wonderfully abundant and prolific. Spoken balls is reported to have no less than four aspir ants. viz: .Judge 'ho. lurner, A. A l. Cannon, Jno. L. Wilson and K. J. Zeigler. Walla Walla has at least two —Brents and Allen. And Seattle can be i'l ;cd upon to I urn is) 1 her quota of aspirants for everything in sight. Ol.vnipia also boasts two or three robust senatorial Iprvae, so to speak, that may develop into lively bees —or drones. Oh, this is to be a fruitful year!" Amen! Other newspapers of the state have eaught up the Standard s slogan, " Fell the truth about Washington '. and the immigration ag nt of one ol the transcontinental railroads who made the "break" that because the newspapers did tell the truth they w re hindering immigration, will got a lot a 1 ear-splitting publicity. As the Lynd n Trib* : 'iL it, "There is not a newspaper published best r tl tf lcr ■ !'!' - ill • ! ■ tor . .1 nd grabbers, and the excesjiv taxation caused by a ■ tent ami ~- -it si; 1•- rad c 1 unitv o.'ii mi-." ••ll' Itcltiiifiii Ik on llic l.«il»«'l Vou Arc Safe." " What do ft You want JSp 7 m\\ to pay?" p^y . . . n,l \ i \ Aiifwofflw it si.eo~si.so—s2.oo ri| This is not an auction ' A We just want to impress you with tlie fart that you ran pick out one of the nobbiest shirts you ever saw and at the price you want to pay. We are here to serve you, not with a $2.00 shirt if you want one at SI.OO, but with the best value ever shown at SI.OO, if that is what you want to pay—or $1.50 or $2.00. Glance at the new ties at 50c, 75c and up. They are great. Yes, and take just a few minutes to look over the new Spring Styles in Clothcraft Clothes at $lO to $20 —the clothes that are making other makers think about prices. eg IE rp 3D 31 311 ESETTTMAN Everything to Wear for Men and Boys. WHAT HAPPENED IN OLYMPIA AND STATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (From The Washington Standard for April 10, 18H0. Vol. XXVIII. No. 21. Whole No. 1,302.) Mrs. William Brown of this city proudly exhibits a pansy raised this year that measures 2Vi inches across the face. W. J .Frazier, ' the surveyor, has completed the work of platting a town site of 86 acres at Hunter's Point, 10 miles down the bay on the West side. The lots are 50x120. Out near Tenino wonderful prog ress is being made. J. W. Derrick son has a force of 11 men constantly employed in his quarry procuring stone of which several buildings in Tacoma are being constructed. The railroad has placed a spur track from thqir main road to the quarry and daily large quantities of splen did rock are shipped to various points. A number of San Francisco people are in the city negotiating for sites on which to erect mercantile houses. T. C. Van Epps is preparing a map of the city with ajl the additions. The Centralia & Grays Harbor railroad company has purchased 2,100 acres of land for $93,000 which will soon be laid off into a townsite. M. Harris of this city, deputy grand chancellor of the Knights of Pythias for this territory, leaves to morrow to institute a new lodge of that order at Tacoma. It will be number 42. RAINIER. Miss Ida Gehrke of Tacoma visited the week-end with her parents here. Miss Myrtle llorfnef, w ho has been visiting relatives in Tacoma, return ed home Thursday. | Miss Charlotte Busing of Olympia is visiting relatives in Rainier this j week. A basket social and dance will be j given in Waddi IPs hall Saturday ev- I ening to benefit the baseball club. I .Seiners' orchestra, same as usual. j Many friends of Alfred Morris of Eureka, and Winifred Dorfner of j Rainier, were somewhat, surprised I Wednesday when they saw Alfred drive to Its r in his brand new auto and "buzz" through Yeim with j his bride seated along side of him,! on their way to I'acoma where they were united in marriage. The bride , is the second daughter of Mr. and ■ Mrs. John Dorfner of Rainier, aiul the j groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Morris of Eureka and ore of Veltn's promising young bust- Early Rose Potato Seed « 60 cents for 100 pounds Can get the spuds at Mottinger's Garage on Columbia Street EMERY C. WILLIAMSON 126 4th St. Olympia Ship us your eggs by Parcel Post WE PAY HIGHEST MARKET PRICE—CASH <>\ DELIVERY Oil CHECK MAILED EVENING OK SAME DAY AS GOODS AliK RECEIVED. SEND IS AO 111 POIXTRY, TOO—AYE'I.L 111 V THAT. PORK, VEAL AND PRODUCE HANDLED ON COMMISSION. A TRIAL SOLICITED. ) Capital Poultry Company KORR'S DOCK :ll I WEST EOUIITH ST. OLYMPIA, WASH. loss men. The bride will certainly ii l missed among the girls of Rainier is Winnie always too 1, part in ail the lubs and parties and was very popu :tr among the young people, but all heir friends wish them a long, happy ml prosperous journey through life, t large number of friends gathered 1 the home of the groom Wednesday '•'i ii'iig o congratulate the "newly ■ eds," and si t nt the evening singing nil having a jolly time. All depart d wishing them much joy and happi -1 as. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Morris, arerits of the groom, gave a recep- tion Thursday evening in the couple's honor and a goodly number gathered around the festive board, which fairly groaned with the good tilings to eat, to which all did ample justice, llrido and groom received many handsome and useful presents. They will make their home at Yel>n for the present. * » ♦ » Deputy Sheriff F. Ti. Iliggins of Ro chester, who was kicked by a horse early last week while shoeing the ani mal, sustaining two fractured ribs, was in the city the foro part of this week.