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The Oldest Jewelry House in Washington, Established 1872.
Dealers in
Manufacturers of
424 and 426 Main Street. Olympia, Wash.
Phone 376 309 East Fourth Street
Baked clean and sold clean
Fresh every day
Blue Ribbon Bread
is the best you can buy
Try it once—you will always use it
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Phones 48 and 49
Bv the Week or Month, or
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
Phone 616 410 Franklin St.
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| And the mustard that's fit
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Cor. 4th & Adams Sts. Olympia, Wash.
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Practically a Daily at the Price of a
Weekly. No other Newspaper in the
world gives so much at so low a price
The year 1914 has been the most extraordinary in the history of
modern times. It has witnessed the outbreak of the great Euro
pean war, a struggle so titanic that it makes all others look small.
You live in momentous times, and you should not miss any of
the tremendous events that are occurring. No other newspaper will
Inform you with the promptness and cheapness of the Thrice-a-
Week edition of the New York World. Moreover, a year's sub
scripn to it will take you far into our next presidential campaign.
THE THRICE-A-WEEK WORLD'S regular subscription price is
only SI.OO per year, and thii pays for 156 papers. We ofTer this
unequaled newspaper and The Washington Standard together for
one year for $1.76.
The regular subscription price of the two papers is $2.50.
Klks Go to IlellinKhani.
Headed by their famous band, the
official musical organization of the
state convention, many local Elks
went to Bellingham Wednesday to
Bellinghnm Wednesday to attend the
annual meeting Thursday and Friday.
Quite a number made the trip by
autos while the rest went by train or
ever develops to be oil in this field —came because they knew nothing about
the technical, scientific or practical points of the oil game, Hie actual
drilling, and were always at the mercy of ihe men on the job. They could
flip something over and Williamson and the local people would not posi
tively know.
Williamson thought he had oil last fall—there is 110 question about
that. He carried samples of it around with him, during that month in
which popular interest was held in suspense until the well was uncapped
in November, and showed those samples to a friend here and a friend
there, sworn to secrecy, and let that friend see the oil, smell it and taste
it and rub it between his fingers. Williamson was confident, absolutely
confident—he saw visions of Crescent oil stock soaring to SSO, $75, SIOO
a share or more, he saw "Calgary repeated," and derricks crowding the
landcsape, 100, 200 or 500 drills pounding away day and night all
through Thurston county, pounding down to the hidden "liquid wealth"
that was to have re-made this country.
Williamson saw—and then his visions broke asunder and trouble
swarmed again when "Shorty" McGowan skipped out about the middle of
December, leaving the hole filled with six or seven lengths of jumbled
casing, a string of tools and several hundred feet of cable, and then came
the weary round of mishaps, of charges and counter-charges, of jockeying
between one or the other of the dozen or more "fly-by-night" campanies, of
eleventh-hour financing and of anxious waiting by the stockholders and
all those then playing the oil game, for the "Crescent to come in"—the
weary round that ended only last Sunday-
1 The history of these last few months—of Slocum, and Outman and
Tupper and the Scatter Creek crowd, and then of Slater and Hoffman and
Cornelius —jumbled though it is and so jumbled that the true inside facts
may never be known, is familiar to all residents of the city and county.
Some day the story may be told, if one can find a straight, connected story
—can find the true thread running through it all —but the chances are
that it is gone, along with the well and the $46,000 and the hopes and
ambitions and dreams and disappointments of the oil romancers.
Perhaps the "Jig's up" with the oil prospecting in this county, for a
time anyhow; perhaps not. Down in Tenino a crowd of people of that
city and of Portland are drilling the Washington-Oregon well, though
work is temporarily held up now pending the arrival of new casing; just
across the creek from the Crescent well is the Scatter Creek hole, down
to a depth of some 800 feet, upon which no work has been done for several
months on account of lack of finances; a little further on, at the Meadows,
the Pacific States well is down some 1,400 feet, with the drill still pound
ing away. The first or the last of these may go down to 3,000 feet or so,
deep enough to prove the field one way or the other, and it may not —it's
all a question of finances.
So the end of the Crescent is written. A year ago last winter a fellow
named Miller and several associates started the drill pounding away along
Scatter creek; a year ago last February Williamson took hold of the
project; last Sunday he gave it up. Here is his last statement:
To those interested in the discovery of oil:
This is the knockers' day. Today with contemptuous sneers they may
say: "I told you that Crescent would never produce a dollar's worth of
oil." With shivers of pessimism creeping to the very marrows of the
bones, we have to admit that it is their day and their time to give wise
advice. The Crescent has failed as a producer. Over 1,600 worthy citizens
have put in approximately $46,000 and have drilled 2,136 feet. At at least
four different levels oil and gas were found and gave promise of commer
cial production. Our strikes did not prove to be producers; or else through
mechanical errors they were not developed. Today after perforating the
casing to give the oil a chance to come in, the water has broken in and the
v eil is full of water. As an oil well it is a failure.
Success is seldom all success. Failure is never all failure.
Crescent has cost us money- It has cost the public much anticipa
tion. It has proved that oil formations continue deep in the Tenino field.
Two years ago geologists said 1,000 feet deep would find granite. They
now all realize that the formations are right for an oil field. Hundreds of
oil men have visited this field and have only been waiting to have the pros
pecting finished before they would begin extensive operations.
They will continue to wait either until they can grab a large leasage
or some pioneer group brings in a real commercial producer.
There is oil in this field and I firmly believe that big production will
be had before the 3,000-foot level is reached. However, after spending
over a year and a half and all of my working capital, I have to admit, like
the steak to the cook: "I'm done." Nevertheless, the Scatter Creek well
or the Oregon & Washington should be finished. A competent contractor
offers to finish the Scatter C'reek well to 3,000 feet or commercial produc
tion for SIO,OOO. I want that done. I want it done just this much that
I will give my Crescent stock (50,000 shares) and all my stock in the
Scatter Creek Oil company as a bonus to any man or group of men that
will put up the money to do the job.
I would suggest that the commercial organizations of the communities
immediately adjacent to this field take up the proposition. They can see
that promotion stock is eliminated and that money is put up for drilling
and that real drilling be done until the depths are reached. I am anxious
to have the field proven now while the Crescent stockholders hold their
leases and at thjs time because as a community we need a big new industry
to re-enforce business. I will take my profit in experience and business
that I may be able to acquire. This field, this time needs real men and
real money and courage enough to drill a big hole to a depth that will see
•vhat is below the big shale body that the Crescent has proven overlies the
Tenino field- The oil in the shale promises big rewards for those who will
drill the depth. How many commercial organizations will divert some of
the conversion funds to the work of proving oil fields of this state?
Thanking Crescent stockholders and the press for the constant and
efficient co-operation. I will now take up my realty business where I quit
it eighteen months ago and unless someone does it before me I will yet drill
a well through that shale body and find the oil, and when I do the Crescent
stockholders will be profit sharers. Truly yours,
(Continued from pace 1.)
Williamson's Visions Break.
Here's the Requiem.
Wants Scatter Creek Finished.
Anyone almost can be a knocker;
It's easier to tear down than to build,
So why not try your best to be a booster?
With pessimists the world's already filled.
You can't expect that things will always suit you:
In melancholy judgment then you sit?
No. Better far to help along a little;
Better far to boost a little bit.
It never pays to join the anvil chorus.
Or spread unkind reports about your town;
Many there are to hamper and retard it,
Who do their level best to run it down.
What if it has its little failings?
It has it's good points, also —hasn't it?
So why not to the wheel adjust your shoulder;
Why not get out and boost a little bit?
A churlish dog may bay the moon in anguish;
The frog must croak, for nature willed it so;
The mules were placed on earth to do the kicking
(As any good zoology will show);
The good Lord has provided for the knocking,
So if a wider groove you long to fit,
Adopt this as a motto: "Be a Booster!"
And then get out and boost a little bit.
Stockholders of Trumbull Steel
company of Warren, Ohio, at special
meeting voted to increase capital
stock from $2,500,000 to $4,000,000,
as formally proposed by the direct
Canadian authorities report that
there will be need of 30,000 addi
tional farm laborers for harvesting
requirements of western provinces.
Wheat, oats and flax have an area of
25,351,000 acres. Wheat area of
12,936,000 acres is 26 per cent larger
than in 1914.
An order for 94 locomotives was
placed by the Pennsylvania Railroad
company to complete the 1915 re
placement program. These locomo
tives, of which 26 are for freight and
68 for shifter service, will be built
at the Altoona shops of the company.
In the year ending June 30 125 out
of the country's 187 biggest railroads
made $567,767,483 net compared
'with $547,552,327 the preceding
year, interstate commerce commis
sion figures show.
i There has been a marked improve
| ment during the past week in the
dry goods business and it is believed
[that from now on business will con
tinue to be on the increase, says the
John V. Farwell company.
Some $40,000,000 worth of by
products from coke production are
literally thrown away annually in the
United States through continued use
of obsolete beehive oven process, a
report by the geological survey de
Canadian government railways
have ordered 1,000 new steel freight
cars from Canadian companies for
immediate delivery, in anticipation
of requirements for moving wheat
crop. Reported that the railways
are negotiating for large purchases of
second-hand American cars.
Bethlehem Steel company has
taken contracts for 14,500 tons of
structural steel for construction of
three-loft buildings in New York.
Eastern Pennsylvania Steel com
pany mills have bought 20,000 tons
of basic wire in last few days. Price
has advanced to sls per ton deliv
Baltimore & Ohio has placed con
tracts for 17,000 tons of steel rails
and 1,000 steel hopper car bodies for
immediate delivery. Material cov
ered will cost about $1,000,000.
A notable increase in payrolls of
the Pittsburgh district, especially in
iron and steel, is reported. Two
banks are handling payrolls which
total about $13,000,000 a month, or
$500,000 for each working day. In
normal times the leading bank puts
up payrolls totaling about $6,500,000
a month. The second bank put up
about $6,000,000. At present the
second bank is handling $6,250,000
payroll money a month. Bankers
predict that payrolls of the district
will soon break all records- They
believe that iron and steel payrolls
have already reached a new record.
The Italian government has of-
fered the American Woolen company
a large order on army blankets cov
ering all that the company can make
up to October 1. The order has been
; accepted. American Woolen has also
i recently taken some large contracts
from the United States government,
and from Belgium.
S The American Tobacco company
announces that the corporation is
filling a rush order for 4,000,000,000
| cigarettes for the Allies. The com
pany is turning them out at the rate
of 3,<V>o a minute.
Contract for furnishing automobile
tags for 1916 for Massachusetts calls
for 189,780 tags.
Russian government has placed
with Maryland Steel company an
order for 100,000 tons of steel rails.
London Economist estimates that
annual Income of British holders
from securities in American corpora
tions has been reduced $30,000,000
through liquidation since beginning
of the war.
Application for a charter for Latin-
American Public Works Corporation
has been filed In Delaware, capital
! $1,000,000. J. G. White of J. G.
White & Co., New York, is one of
;the incorporators- Company will ac
quire concessions and contracts for
public works in Central and South
Philippine islands will produce ap
proximately 40,000 more bales of
hemp this year than in 1914, when
967.000 bales were produced. Prices
will net some $2,500,000 less than
It is estimated that New England
|has booked $500,000,000 of war or
ders, or one-third of total sent to the
| United States by the Allies.
The county commissioners this
week granted George H Tilden of Se
attle a franchise to erect electric
power lines along the Pacific and
Olympic highways in the county, after
having had the request under consid
eration for some weeks. Tilden plans
to erect a hydro-electric plant near
Lake Cushman and to serve South
west Washington.
\Kiy.oN \ suvvroit SAYS I'KOPLE
DETROIT.— At the end of a trip
which has covered 14,000 miles, Sen
ator Henry F. Ashurst of Arizona
started the other day to make a polit
ical canvass of Michigan with the
purpose, he said, of reporting back to
the White House the result of his
That it is "Wilson In 1916 with
out opposition" Is the belief of the
Arizona politician. The results of his
trip convince him, he declares, that
the president will be unanimously re
nominated, that the tariff is not to
be an issue and the currency a minor
one. The position of the United
States due to the European war and
the troubles in Mexico have made the
president the logical leader, says the
j The senator has talked to cowboys
and bankers, lumberjacks and pro
fessional men, and, after carefully
'weighing and digesting the sentiment
he has found, he declares that Wilson
is today 2,000,000 votes stronger
than his party. He says that if there
were a presidential election today
'Wilson would carry New York han
dily and would come closer to sweep
ing Michigan than any living Demo
"Woodrow Wilson will run for
president," Senator Ashurst said,
"because he will have no other
choice. I measure my words when I
say that he will be re-elected presi
dent without any trouble. The
people will have no other leader. It
was fortunate for both Woodrow
Wilson and for the United States that
he became president at such a time
fortunate for him because the times
made him the one great outstanding
figure in civilization today, and fortu
nate for the United Stateß because he
is the one calm, resourceful leader
whose peculiar abilities enabled him
to steer the country safely through
the international difficulties that
have beset it-
"From the standpoint of the great
mass of people there is but one ques
tion, and that relates to the war In
Europe. The people know they have
the one man to lead them safely
through. Woodrow Wilson is that
"Republican congressmen are in a
bad way. They cuss Wilson openly
for the sake of their constituentcy
and they praise him privately, be
cause there is no other thing for
them to do."
Pictorial Review for September.
Pictorial Review for September is
crowded as usual with features both
of an entertaining and enlightening
nature for women. The editorial
"Making the Most of the Movies," is
a plea for pictures of a better sort.
Then there is the opening instalment
of a new serial, "Over Paradise
Ridge," by Maria Thompson Dalies,
and as fiction appear the following
stories; "The Dismal Optimist" by
William R. Lighton; "The Redemp
tion of Red-Eye Lucas" by Larry
Evans; "The Law and the Lady" by
Crittenden Marriott; "Two Fools and
a Frolic" by William Hamilton Os
iborne; "The Bat," by Molly Elliot
Seawell; "True From False," by
! Margaret Borrous Martin. The Bpe
'cial articles are "The Free Women of
ithe North," by Mabel Potter Dag
gett; "A Substitute for the Family
|Tree," by John Brisben Walker;
"Four Houses In Good Taste;" "Have
'You the Right to Have a Child?" by
Anna Steese Richardson; "Make Your
Dream Come True," by Orison Swett
, Marden. and "The Girl Who Is
Tempted to Leave School," by Bertha
B. Streeter. The home-making and
household and cookery departments
contain many valuable contributions,
while the fancy work and embroidery
department contains useful articles
on "Unusual Embroideries Worked
in Color," "To Add Artistic Beauty
to the Home," and "Embroideries for
the Wee Tots." Under the head of
fashions for the month appear nu
merous useful and practical artticles.
A spark from the chimney is sup
posed to have started the fire which
totally destroyed the home of Robert
\j. Looney at Third and Turner streets
Monday morning, Involving a loss of
v 3.000 protected by only $1,700 in
surance. The fire broke out while
the family was at breakfast. Consid
erable of the furniture was saved.
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After a same in which a good deal
of feeline was aroused, developing
into a near riot at one juncture, the
I,ions baseball team of Seattle went
back borne Sunday with the long end
of a 5 to 4 score. "Rotten" decisions
by an umpire imported by the visitors
so ancert'tl local fans that at one time
they threatened to "clean him up."

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