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U IN- YVUJE two Washington Standard OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON im iti.i<-nt:i> in THE EFFENBEE PUBLISHING COMPANY aCIMJLE KRKSIUVAT iIK Editor «. I. XVORT.M AN Advertising M tnutfor . ;v - r" \2AVVS. x Siihnrriptiv.n l*ri< <», \ rnr. DESTROYING THE DIRECT PRIMARY. Remarkable in what it did not say rather than what it did. was the platform adopted at the state •momention of Republicans last week. Poorly written, vague to the extreme, made up solely of " 'glittering g ncralitics" save for one plank—the yiroposed modification of the direct primary—the « only predominant idea in the whole thing was that bewailing the fact that the Republicans, after •sixteen long years of "fat," had through the force *>f circumstances and the vote of the people been «<compelled to undergo two short years of "lean", with nobody but themselves apparently caring a * continental. It strikes us that if we had been writing a -Republican platform we could have done better. That is the impression, at least, the reading of A.liat platform leaves. There is something woe fully lacking—-spirit, sincerity, honesty—some l*.hing-<-we leave it to you to determine what. "There is also too evident a spirit of discord among 3che Republicans themselves, and though their par ~*y newspapers tried hard to convey the idea that ithc "young Republicans"—meaning thereby, per •liaps, those who have caught the newer ideas, the modern ways—had gained control, the platform not seem to substantiate it. There is too •much of the "old order" remaining—too much of "you-do-as-I-say" attitude from which the ♦country rightly revolted in 1912—t00 much of the iKmpression that the leaders, being so compelled, ;swe holding out a "sop" to draw in the sheep. Take that recommendation relative to the «3ireet primary—innocent looking thing, isn't it? it destroys or would, if carried out, destroy Athe entire purpose, idea and object of the direct primary. No longer would the people name their candidates in the several parties—no longer would the inidividual candidate be permitted to fS© before his constituency on his own particular Uplatform, suited to the needs of his own commu wity. The Republican idea of the party conven ~%ion to be required by an amended primary law, *o draft the party platform to which all the party ♦/rodidates entering the primary must subscribe, jroesms the death of the direct primary because it means the death of individual political ambition sand a return to the old order of candidates hand picked in party convention. It can mean nothing «**lse. We will be frank enough to say that we had better of the Republican party of the «tate of Washington. We had thought its mem- Ifcrerrs could forget their absence from the public "•"trough" long enough to have evolved something Sbetter than they did —could have whimpered a Itittle less because they are not in office and have agiven us a sample, at least, of that statesmanship ♦of which they are always boasting. Mayhap it *•"isn't in 'em" any more—now they have the bur «3en of the proof! WHAT WE AS A PEOPLE NEED. "Only one thing can help us," says Hugo Mun afterbcrg, professor of psychology at Harvard uni versity and one of the foremost sociological think ers of the day, and that, he adds, "is a serious to the conscience of the nation to believe sagain in discipline and self.control, and this belief irnust be planted in the heart of every American Iboy and girl." This is his remedy for our high cost of living sas well as for our immorality, for our rash waste •of -public resources as well as for our rash enjoy arnent of too frivolous pleasures, for our unchecked ivnad rush for wealth as well as for our high crime The time of the little remedies for the waste, for the living beyond our means. or corruption and graft, for vice and crime, has fitMssed." he declares. "The thousand social ail jsments of our day can be cured only by one rem »>dy: our generation needs more self-control, more ♦discipline." Those who give sober thought to the social ♦conditions of the day arc compelled to agree with I Professor Munsterbcrg more and more as they ... s»w»lyze the situation. And those who study what t Jfae says will see one marked departure from the •r superficial thought of the day, will note that he ■emphasizes self-control and not control imposed e by outside authority, self-discipline and not dis- Till: WASHINGTON STANDARD, .TI NH 26. 1914, i i[>j iHi - t•ti I < »f'-i ■< I 01 attempted to lie enforced by statute, tor. as lit mivs, "it is easy to draw an ah suit! eaeieatui e of dis-'ipiirit'. as if' it meant a kind ot oltl-lasliioii d tyranny, whieh t'orets the will of on man on another. There is a nobler kind of discipline; a man is to become his own master, in stead of Icing a slave to the tyranny of his low and cheap th sires." Here, of course, are social ideals. We cannot hope to attain them in a day or a month or a year, but we can constantly strive for them, contin ually show others bv our own example the worth of their attainment, until some day they come to l.e tlie coin ixton s of our social fabric—discipline and self-control. A "ROAST" THAT "PETERED OUT." There must have la n great gratification to the Democrats of the state as well as much cha grin to most of the R 'publicans when they dis covered that the Republicans, in state convention, could find but one thing for which to criticise (Tovernor Lister—that lie had "fired" Republi cans and hired Democrats! As a matter of fact, there have been fewer changes among the officeholders at the stateliouse since Lister was elected and the Democrats suc ceeded Republicans, than is usual even when on" Republican governor follows another. An inves tigation of the facts will prove that. We might go even further and say that the new Republican officeholders have made relatively more changes in their departments, although succeeding Repub licans. than the governor has in Ids, and the facts will more than prove that statement. It strikes us that the Republicans might better have said nothing at all about the state adminis tration, if they could find nothing else to criticise. It occurs to us also that this, intended to be a "roast" on the present administration, indirectly is a high compliment—when an opponent can find nothing else to deplore, the administration must he mighty good, indeed! A DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION. While we are on this subject of party politics, we might as well go on and comment on the gen eral demand among Democrats of the state for a party convention. We may be going a little wrong when we say the demand is general, though the talk is quite prevalent here, but those who have spoken all favor the idea and Governor Lister, the nominal head of the party, endorses it. There are many ways in which such a conven tion might help the party in this state. Person ally, we do not think the party is as badly faction alized as many would have us think, and while a convention might serve to cement what differ ences may remain, we do not believe it would be worth while from that standpoint, if that were the only consideration. What the party needs is a little more unanimity, if possible, regarding its senatorial candidates, and such differences are of persons and not of principles. It may be that a state convention would serve to bring about that desired object and we can only find out by trying. HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTY. All is not tranquil among the Republicans here in Thurston county, for that matter, as witness the following comment in the Tenino News last week: "In another column we print an interview of the Washington Standard with the Olympia chief of police and some of Thurston county's officials in the matter of the recent murder and burial in a trench in the heart of the capital city of a new born babe. That bunch of Thurston county offi cials in Olympia is, and has for some time been making a very shady record for itself and, it is i eported, some of them have the gall to come up tor re-election this fall. But, unless we greatly miss our guess, the law-loving and law-abiding voters of Thurston county will see to it that they get what's coming to them—'get it in the neck.' " \N e think so ourselves—but we are surprised to hear a Republican say so. Two Democratic papers have fallen by the wayside during the last month, one that purport ed to be a daily—the Centralia Star—the other a weekly—The Spokane Democrat. We know not the underlying causes, but we can guess. The party has none too many newspapers now in this state—two less will make quite a difference. British-owned railroads have booked orders with American steel mills for 35,000 tons of rails, which is an apt illustration of the extent to which American business is being ruined by the reduc tion of the tariff. Republicans laugh when one talks about "manufactured hardtimes" and "manufactured sentiment," but we anticipate the interstate com merce commission will have something to say .bout these matters in its forth-coming rate de cision which will stop the laugh. Come to Olympia and dance on the old railroad in honor ot the new—we'll promise you a gay time!! "If Bettman In on tlie IWIIM'I You Aro Maife." CS> £) ' '*> 7j) \rV JV Thiß is to remind you that \ W / ( \ Bettman's sls summer-weight A>! ,Y 1 / | K suits stand absolutely alone for \ \ \ smartness and quality at the price. . Y/f V — You can prove it to your own sat- Fy/ \. If LH\j ) isfaction today by coming here Hi/, fj r -\l » 'I A / and seeing the sls garments made \[r— —' ' w\! wj / by the foremost clothes makers of JVu —fa/ the time. zjiyr sls ~ \(rj\Clothcraft = /L=JLI =jp- Fine Suits for Men fel „ L /L. and Young Men - GLQItICrtAFT i s^l-WoollOothes OE] Straw hats in all the shapes and blocks that are featured this year on Broadway—Bankoks, Pan amas, and the swaggger new taper crown Sailors in the leading lines. Priced upirom $1.50 BETTTMAN Everything to Wear for Men and Boys. 43,389,125 SHIMON CAUGHT LIST ItR 30,000,075 OF THEME CAME FROM PIfGKT SOUND, SAYS DAR WIN'S REPORT. The total number of salmon taken from the waters of the state of Wash ington for commercial purposes dur ing the last fiscal year was 43,389,- 125. The real number of salmon caught, according to State Fish Com missioner L. H. Darwin in announcing these figures, which will appear in his annual report soon to be made to Governor Lister, was larger than this, as many were taken for the use of families and no report made. Of this vast total 39,669,975 fish were taken in Puget Sound; 2,982,- 137 in the Columbia river district; 635,267 in the Grays Harbor district, and 101,746 in the Willapa Harbor iistrict. This great catch went to make the total of canned salmon pack of 2,- 869,126 cases, with a value of $12,- 937,006.18; the mild cure pack of 7,641 tierces with a value of $463,- 018.41; the fresh, salted and smok ed output of 17,955,580 pounds, with a value of $1,136,408.63. Forty-seven salmon canneries op erated last year in the state, 32 on Puget Sound. They employed a total of 4,254 whites at an average wage for the season of $364.57, and 2,567 Chinese and Japanese at an average season's wage of $310.09. These fig ures include those actually engaged in the canneries and do not take into consideration those engaged in the taking of fish. These figures give an idea of the extent of the fishing industry in this state. Water taken from the local water system at the home of City Clerk I. N. Holmes, 1009 East Third street, was reported "good" by the state board of health, to which it was sent for examination by the clerk and Dr. Robert Kincaid, city health offi cer, but some taken from the intake settling tank at the pumping station was reported as containing "harm ful germs", according to statements made at the council meeting Friday night. • * * • In the hope that the local steam heating plant will yet be financed, the city authorities are being lenient in the matter of requiring the company to repair fully the streets torn up several months ago when the mains were laid. All of the trenches have been filled and the authorities are not disposed to require further repairing until bad weather sets In. We have the cash-Have yOu the eggs? THEN WHY NOT SELL THEM FOR CASH AND TRADE WHERE 1 YOU PLEASE? MARKET YOUR HENS AND BROILERS NOW WHILE PRICES ARE GOOD. PORK, VEAL AND PRODUCE HANDLED ON COM MISSION. A TRIAL SOLICITED. Capital Poultry Company HORR'S DOCK 314 WEST FOURTH ST. OLYMPIA, WASH, u——— LOW EXCURSION FIRES EAST TO ALL POINTS DAILY JUNE 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30. Return Limit October 81.Stops enroute permitted. Minneapolis, St. Paul $60.00 Duluth, Superior, 60.00 Relatively These Chicago, Milwaukee, 72.50 low to St. Louis 70.00 'ares a Omaha, Kansas City, 60.00 to few Denver, B5 00 all points. New York, Philadelphia, 108.50 other Washington, 1 07 50 Eastern Pittsburgh, 9 j 50 points YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ' Through Gardiner Gateway, the Northern and original entrance. Park open June 15 to September 15, 4 yran'scontixextal trains .*/ 1 Tuo of them to and from Chicago. Tl,ree to the Twin Cities. One to St. Louis. JAS. MAGSON, Pass. Agent Olympia, Wash. A. D. CHARLTON, A. G. P. A., Portland, Ore. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY A. A. Lewis of the public service I commission, while attending a hear-' ing in North Yakima last week, was 1 called to Spokane by the illness of his I mother, who is stricken with paraly sis and not expected to live.