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w Standard OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON EAlil.F KRESUVA I-. : H. L. WOIiTM «N A • s Ma:. i??« r Sulmorlptlou I'rler, $1..%0 a Vrar. CITY OFFICIAL PAPF.R ( h roiu the ( hchalis lice-Nugget The Washington Standard oj* Olympia lias just celebrated its third anniversary under the man agement of Editor Freshwater. Tin- Standard is the oldest paper in the state, having hern founded, and edited tor titty years, l>y ('olonel Murphy Formerly this was a source of great pride to the editor, hut since .Mr. Freshwater took the paper, it has been modernized, galvanized and a new breath ot lite breathed into it. The new manage ment lias not labored in vain, as the Standard now ranks with the best of them in the state, is neatly printed, intelligently handled in all depart ments, is distinctly a credit to its owner and to the city of Olvinpia. Editor Freshwater is to be congratulated on the changes he has successfully accomplished 'or the better during the three years he has been in charge. A GRAFT THAT'S A DANDY. When you go into a store to buy a pound of meat or a sack of crackers, you pay for that pound of meat or the sack of crackers and the merchant is tickled to death, but when you walk into a tele phone office to buy the use of a telephone and telephone service, you not only have to pay for that service but you also have to put up a five dollar deposit, which the company holds for a year, pays you six per cent on it and then returns it. To a person on the sidelines, in other words, to one who has to put up that five dollars, the scheme appears to be the dandiest little graft imaginable, without one solitary excuse for exist ence other than that the telephone companies can "get away with it." When you borrow money from a bank, trustee or individual, the established rate of interest on this coast is eight per cent, yet the telephone com pany pays you only six per cent on the five-dollar deposit, a clear gain of two per cent. That scheme of financing their business, for that is all it is, is wonderful, when you stop to think of the thou sands and thousands of phones in operation, and the hundreds and hundreds of changes for which the grafted customer has to pay five dollars So rigid is the rule, so grasping is the desire of the telephone monopoly, that a person cannot even ' have the phone changed from one name to another, without even a suspicion of mechanical work or expense being involved, without planking down the said five dollars. It is high time the .graft is stopped. It is out rageous, unreasonable and smells of the old days of corporation "hold-ups" when the "public-be damned" policy ruled all of them. It is now being investigated by the public service commission— and the commission should abolish it. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET. It appears to us that it is with a good deal of that quality popularly known as "brass" and with a total and absolute disregard for the facts, that certain individuals of the Republican persua sion in our midst roast the present national ad ministration for "belated military preparedness," especially when one thinks of the fifteen or twenty years of Republican supremacy in the national congress and of the things that they might have done and did not. Add to this an unwarranted at tack 011 Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, than whom no more widely praised man has held that cabinet position, and an as equally unwar ranted a boost for Representative Gardner of Massachusetts, the worst notoriety seeker in the congress who sought to promote his own political interests by embroiling the president in debate, and you have a scries of deliberate misrepresenta tions. This newspaper has always contended that lying in politics gains nothing. What the people want to know—what they demand of the newspaper and the politician these days—is the truth, or they withhold their confidence. To blame the present national administration for whatever military un preparedness there exists—and that is a seriously mooted question—is just as truthful as to blame THANK YOU! THE WASHINGTON* STAND \HI). KIJIDAV. Al'iil'sT 2°. 1-♦ 1 . h tor tne i.'"i panic wineli occurred five year* ' ' !:■'«> ' : > |'l u '' at the i • - 11 • ir ai • \\ .• !••••. \Yii»on. I.t;: • ii' i - • :! 11 : •». w !.•• Wi-nf ;i; ! :: . i; w !.<. : lit-n h.-e : 1 '. I w i' «• tl * • W ii ... „ •: inn t |in>. •: i■ «i :ndi\ dual- \vi •»> n are tlicM "illy u•ii< I• ■ - ii in 1 w !:•■-■ i. a ti< i > .iff always out '> • hi;:<l tii. ir :'<>r "sw.-.'i. niir_'." political and otherwise. I>• 111 i<■!s n. ' U ii-. iii■ • fi■ at anynii •'s liarnls. As for (iardiier -,jiM f' nu nilier that le- was hooted an.l voti d down hy the members oi' Ilis own party, t'or lie hail made a laughing-stock of theiu as well a> him.self, and that thi resolution lie introduced, demanding an investigation ot" this nation's mili tary preparedness. was horn of a spirit of partisan tnaliee and desire for personal aggrandizement, and as sueh was of eourse severely defeated. What his predeeessors sidestepped Woodrow Wilson has courageously met and decided in the two years and a half he has heeii president—the tariff and tlie currency are two striking examples, if any are needed. This ipiestion of military pre paredness is now occupying his attention, and we can all rest assured that lie will present to tin congress when it convenes next December an ade quate, comprehensive statement of the situation and its needs. SHUNTING OFF A BURDEN When ],. L. Bowers of Little Uock. a man seventy years old or more, was appointed deputy inspi etor of weights and measures for the district comprising Tfturston and Mason counties, consid erable surprise was expressed, even among Re publicans, that a younger more active man was not appointed, but the word was soon passed around that the appointment came as a reward for the long and arduous service Mowers had given the Republican forces in this county and that he probably wouldn't have much to do. anyhow. So it was accepted during the two years that Bowers served in that capacity under Burr and so it was accepted again when he was re-appointed by .Miss Gaston. The brutal way of putting it would bp to say that he was a sort of political pensioner. Recognizing that those Republicans concerned in the move deny any such intention and shoulder the responsibility upon the state department, nev ertheless the frank comments made by other Re publicans, associated with these, that Bowers is too old to do the work properly and that the party should not be expected to pension him any longer, convince us that the proposed change in handling the weights and measures work in this county is an attempt on the part of the Republican party of this vicinity to shunt off a burden. There is an other campaign coming on soon; Bowers was apt to be a vulnerable point and therefore to get rid of him would be good politics. The motive, however, is unimportant; the fact is that Bowers, if the scheme outlined goes through, is destined to lose his job. That's all Bowers cares about. BURTON AND PANAMA TOLLS. Maybe the business men of Seattle and the people throughout the state who read the reports of the speech, can now see the other side of the Panama canal tolls question, the side that Wilson and his administration took after considering the recognized and established policy of this nation, as the result of the frank and pointed speech of former Senator Burton of Ohio at a banquet re cently given him by the Seattle Chamber of Com merce. The portion of his address referring to the subject of canal tolls is quoted elsewhere in this issue. Burton is one of the leaders of the Re publican party in the United States and a likely candidate for president, and he refers to that other famous Republican, the late John Ilay, sec retary of state, as the authority for his views as against free tolls and in favor of the policy espoused and successfully put through by Presi dent Wilson. Olympia will be entertaining the presidential postmasters Friday and Saturday of this week and Olympia wants to make a good impression on them, for they arc factors of influence in the com munities from which they come. The fact that they will be our guests is due to the alertness of Postmaster .Tames Dohertv. The farmers of the county, acting co-operatively through their respective subordinate Oranges and through the county Pomona, and individually on their own responsibility and resources, have given the Thurston County Fair scheduled to be held here October 12 to 16 a mighty boost forward, and it is up to the rest of us to pitch in and help the good work along. Thurston county needs such an exhibition as this of its products and resources and needs it every year, if for nothing else than to show ourselves what we can do and in the showing give impetus to the agricultural development of our territory. We will have it. too. if the fair materializes with the same enthusiasm and worth with which the preliminary work is being under taken. "M HFTTMAN IS ON THI: LAHEL. YOI* ARE SAFE." Our Boys' Department Appeals to Real Boys Maybe it's because we take the boys into our confidence —study their preferences—try to please them as well as their mothers. Any way, we make friends from the start, and that goes a long way in helping a boy choose the clothes that suit him and hi« mother best. Your Boy's Suit is Here With the Label Marked XTRAGOOD Clothes for Boys. They are the utmost at the price, in fine fabric, tailoring and service value. Nor folks with extra knickers—some box-plaited, others plain, with belt and natch pockets, in all sizes from 3 to 18 years, at — $5.00 GREATEST VARIETY IN SUITS FOR BOYS, ALL SPLENDID VALUES. A few Knickerbocker Suits, left over from last season, $5 to $8.50 values, are going $2.95 "Clothe Your Boy in the Clothes That Last" BETTMAN EVERYTHING TO WEAK FOR MEN AND HOYS. I WHAT OUR FATHERS READ ABOUT I | 111 THIS PAPER FIFTY YEARS A6O J Front The Washington Standard for August 10, 18415. Vol. V. No. 41. The lingering hope entertained for the lives of the missing passengers oil the ill-fated "Brother Jonathan" has at last fled. Seventeen days have elapsed since the sad event and we are forced to believe that no more on earth will meet those who but a few weeks ago embarked upon that voy age, bouyant with hope and the promise of length of years upon earth. Among those well known to many of our people was Dr. A. G. Henry, surveyor general of the ter ritory. He was returning from a somewhat protracted visit to the na- tional capital, where he had been an honored guest at the White House. Captain Johnson of Shoalwater bay informs us of a horrible affair which occurred at Gray's Harbor last week. The Indian chief, Tenamas, went to the cabin of a white man named John Dickson to settle some cause for dis satisfaction between them when he wns stabbed by Dickson through the heart. Afterwards certain Indians, relatives of the fallen chief, caught Dickson, tied his hands and feet and, placing a bar of wood across his neck, choked him to death. Twenty-six whaling vessels have been burned in the Arctic seas by the "Shenandoah" and two bonded. Ten other whalers are reported as having left the fishing grounds to avoid the pirate. The annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church closed its labors on Tuesday last, having been in session nearly a week. The next session will convent at Albany, Ore- There are 10 sawmills on Puget Sound, capable of turning out 460,000 feet of lumber daily. Hesides these there are five smaller mills. The passage from Portland to Sac ramento by stage has been reduced to SSO. Passengers stop three nights on the route and go through in six days. The St. John's church in this place is nearly completed and is quite an ornament to our town. French chamber of deputies passed bill carrying an appropriation of 120,000,000 francs to be used in pur chase of wheat and flour for feeding the civil population. Netherlands consul at Portland, Ore., has made contract with Hood river growers for 100,000 boxes of apples at $1.50 a box for shipment to Netherlands in October. Mutual Film Co. of New York has closed contracts for distribution of $8,000,000 motion picture films this year: 200 miles of film will be dis tributed weekly to between 7,000 and 8,000 theaters. Hemembet*— We have the most complete retail exhibit of home furnishings to be found in the city, including Furniture, Rugs, Linoleum, Brass Goods, Refrigerators, Stoves and Go-carts. \ou can see them in onr big display rooms— something you cannot afford to ignore. J# E, Kettey THE OLYMPIA HOUSE-FURNISHER 502-510 East Fourth Street Phone 247 We have placed on sale a line of High Grade Snmmer Suits, Values regularly sls to $25. We have too many on hand so they are on sale at $lO a suit Get in on this. It's a good buy. GOTTFELD'S 211 EAST FOURTH STREET Here's a Thought— The old theory that the Leghorns and their various cousins were the only layers in poultrydom has gone up in smoke. Hundreds of commercial plants, farmers, back-lotters and the many egg-laying contests have punctured the bubble blown by the boosters of the little fellows the Mediterraneans. We now know that it's breeding and care that makes layers. We went to seed on Leghorns and we're swinging back to the dual purpose fowl. You noticed the figures last week. What do you think of the Wyandottes? AND THAT REMINDS ME I have a dozen or so young cockerels, full of pep, and with years of the right kind of breeding back of them. Just the type to build up your flock. They'd cost you at least four or five dollars by breeding time. I'll take a dollar for them now; I need the room. Thomas P. Horn ' Specialty Breeder of White Wyandot es. Olympia, Wash.