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Washington Standard
M. L. WORTMAN Advertising Manager
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Subscription PH«, ■ Year.
If the rank and file of his party, the people of
these United States, want him to run for the pres
idency again, he will; if they do not, he will not.
That is the president's position with reference
to his re-nomination at the Democratic conven
tion next June. Leaders of his party have gone
to him for a formal announcement of his candi
dacy. This he has refused, even to his friends,
and instead has pointed to the statements made
in a letter written to Representative A. Mitchell
Palmer three years ago, as expressing his views
today. Not for years has a president taken such
a position; it is unusual, but it is nevertheless
sincerely democratic.
Wilson's re-nomination by the Democratic
party has generally been taken for granted. Even
with the fight on his preparedness program, a
fight led by William Jennings Bryan, no candi
dates have yet appeared against him and no for
midable ones are likely to do so. If Wilson will
accept the nomination, he will get it.
The point of it all is, however, that Wilson does
not propose to use the vast patronage power of
his office to control the national convention and
force his nomination, whether or no, as our dearly
beloved friend forced Taft upon the
Republican party as his successor in 1908, or as
the Republican national organization forced
Taft's re-nomination in 1912, causing the break in
that party. If the people want Wilson to run
again, he will; if they do not, he will not.
It was with a whole lot of "hurrah" and "flub
dub" that the county game commission estab
lished a game farm on former Auditor Burr's
property at Butler's Cove a year ago, "hurrah"
about what a fine investment it was for the county
"flubdub" about the money the county would
-make from the sale of game birds to other coun
But the county quit last week as the proprietor
of a game farm, the commission acknowledging
the venture had been a failure. Thos. M. Vance,
who was just recently appointed to the commis
sion, is given the credit for this change of policy
—he saw that the commission was "running into
the hole," that the investment was worthless and
that there was no sale for the birds to other coun
ties. Therefore he insisted that the county "get
out from under." Meanwhile the county had
spent several thousand dollars on the venture.
A good many residents of Thurston county,
perhaps most of them, thought at the outset that
the investment was a ridiculous one for the
county to make. Their judgment has been con
It is mighty easy for a person to become negli
gent as to his obligations to others, particularly
when they are of a financial nature. The "let 'er
ride" habit is easily acquired, and once formed
and the money spent for something else, it is most
difficult to overcome. It is generally a case of
mere negligence, for the instances where a person
intentionally abuses the credit allowed him are
rare. Most of us want to pay our debts; some of
us cannot because we haven't the money; but
most of us who do not pay them regularly do so
largely because we do not realize we are "letting
them ride"—we do it unconsciously, unthinking
ly, rarely deliberately and intentionally.
The purpose of National Pay-Up Week, which
is to be celebrated the last week in February by
the merchants of Olympia and the various towns
in Thurston county, together with others in all
parts of the United States, is principally to
awaken the community to a more complete sense
of its obligations, to the need of paying its bills
more regularly. It is educational, in other words,
designed to break the habit of negligence in those
who unthinkingly have acquired it. The man
who pays his bills every week or every month is
not being "called up on the carpet"—it's the
fellow who forgets and "lets 'em ride" for two
or three or six months, or maybe longer, who will
be in demand during that week.
Incidentally, we will more than surprise our
s.'lvi's ;it '!ii' amount of money wv will put into
rinillation in tliis community that week, if we
11 the -pint of the Pav-I'p campaign. Ami
mure motley in eirciilation means more business
for everybody.
When a great railroad .system like the Northern
Pacific selects a particular district as that wherein
it will inaugurate the first series of a state-wide
campaign for "More and Better Livestock," that
district is given a recognition which should not
only make it proud but at the same time should
awaken such enthusiasm among its residents that
the meetings will be largely attended and the
campaign given a flying start.
We sincerely hope that the meeting scheduled
to be held at Yelm next Monday afternoon
by dairy specialists of the Northern Pacific, as
sisted by professors from the Pullman State Col
lege, will be attended by a large crowd of farm
ers, and likewise the meetings in Olympia on Sat
urday afternoon and evening, February 5. These
are to be practical sessions, they tell us, "Rarn
vard sessions," a feature of them being demon
strations on the cattle at hand, and they should
therefore be most educational.
Remember the dates—and attend the meetings.
If the public service commission, while conduct
ing its inquiry into the business of the telephone
monopoly, will also investigate the practices of
the company with respect to its desire to accom
modate its patrons, and compel it to abandon its
present arbitrary, high-handed and "go-to
if-you-don't-like-it'*" attitude, it will be doing a
favor to the people of this state. No concern on
earth seems to care less for the convenience of its
customers than this one; no concern refuses to ac
commodate them, to be courteous to them, to treat
them as a customer instead of as an evil that can
not be avoided, as does this telephone trust. It
will not be decent of its own accord, apparently;
if there is any way of compelling it to do so, it
certainly should be done.
Those Yelm farmers who worked five years and
spent more than a hundred thousand dollars dig
ging an irrigation ditch with which they planned
to make their prairie a garden spot, have bumped
into the water-power trust, now that the work is
nearly done and the money all spent, but the law
of this land should not permit them to be treated
as the trust proposes to treat them, and we earn
estly hope they are successful in their efforts to
prevent an injunction against their project. Right
and justice would seem to stand by their sidfe.
They need the assistance and co-operation of
every person in Thurston county, for if their
project is killed, one of the greatest undertakings
ever planned and carried out for the development
of the agricultural resources of this section will
have been crushed.
The Democratic state central committee is to
meet in Everett early next month, it is announced,
and after the business session is ended the Demo
crats of that district are to hold a banquet to
eliminate party factionalism and restore harmony.
It's a laudable idea —here's liopin'.
Dispatches from the national capital, sent out
by a press agent, tell us that our own beloved
Ed Sims, after looking over the scattered field of
presidential candidates, has settled upon Senator
Weeks of Massachusetts as 'the man," and has so
advised his friends out here. Once more is Ed
scrambling aboard the "band wagon."
Mrs. A. E. Sheldon has another letter this week,
with reference to the situation in which the farm
ers find themselves in marketing their products.
Read it —and then read what we say about it next
I believe in my community and the glorious spirit
of its men and women—those who are co
operating to build a better neighborhood, a
better county, a better state and better
I believe in those plans which are born of co
operative effort, of foresight for the devel
opment of my community. Faith have I in
the possibilities of the future greatness of
my neighborhood.
I am resolved that I am today—and will continue
to be tomorrow and during all the other
days around the bend—an efficient worker
for the development of my own community;
that I will observe the rules of neighborly
kindness, obey the laws of harmony, which
demand that I work hand in hand and heart
and heart with my neighbors, and ever will
I remember that that which I do for my com
munity I do for myself, and that never can I
serve others without earning greater profit
for myself. Every day I shall live and so
serve that when I have crossed the Great
Divide, those who are left shall look upon
me as having been of service to the commu
nity in which I dwelt.—Exchange.
"If Bettman is on the label, you're safe."
Serving the
Sounds like a big job, doesn't it? It is—but not a very
hard one for us. It would be if our policy were merely to sell
But our policy is to serve the community.
To do this we must have merchandise of a different nature
than the store which merely sells. Our goods must be unques
tionable ; the kind we know will serve and satisfy you consist
Our patrons know this—know our merchandise—know our
guarantee—know us. That makes buying considerably easier
for them and serving easier for us.
Get to know us—take advantage of our pleasant, efficient
service. It pays.
From The Washington Standard for
January 30, 1801. Vol. XXXI.
No. 10.
Oregon is very well represented in
Washington's second legislature. It
has three native sons and 19 others
who at one time lived or transacted
business in that state.
Washington now stands 34 in the
Relative rank of states and territories
in population. In 1880 she stood 42.
The first Chinaman seen on the
streets of Centralia for several years
made his appearance last Saturday.
The people followed him around and
frightened him so that he departed
on the first train.
There has been something of a sen
sation created in realty circles by the
rumor that the Northern Pacific
would soon claim title to every odd
section in the Puyallup reservation
by virtue of its land grant from con
gress. The Puyallup reservation has
become, by Its proximity to Tacoma,
the most valuable reservation in the
United States and the property which
it is alleged the railroad will lay
claim to is worth ten millions of dol
The celebrated Seattle harbor line
cases, involving over $8,000,000
worth of property, were decided in
the supreme court at Seattle on the
A mine explosion in Pennsylvania
a few days ago hurled 151 human
beings into eternity. The disaster
occurred at the Mammoth mine.
The electric fire alarm system in
this city is now in complete order
and everybody wants to turn the
lever just to see how the blamed
thing works.
AngUß McClaine was released from
jail Tuesday on bail, where he had
been confined for the past three
years under sentence of death for
arson, in burning a hotel at Shelton,
which resulted in the loss of life. His
case has been in the courts during
all that time and has virtually term
inated in his absolute release.
The Olympia Real Estate Co., hav
ing failed to get the capitol on
wheels to haul it down to their po
tato patch near Priest's point, are
now dickering with the reverend
chaplain to unsettle the location of
the Congregational college and place
it where they once thought would be
a good location for the statehouse.
It takes the beardless pups to long
for the good old days, but the old men
remember those days as a time when
you got up at 4 o'clock on a cold
morning and lit a candle so you could
put lard on your boots to soften
them and then kicked the toes against
the dog irons in front of the fireplace
until you scraped all the hide off
I your ankles getting the boots on.
Here is the proof that this
store leads
Here is the BIG stock from which to choose. Here is a big
store filled to overflowing with Furniture and Housefurnishings
—a wonderful aggregation, including the best styles ni Furni
ture for every room in the house. Quality goods at pocket
fitting prices! You'll be sure to find just what you like best.
This store buys in large quantities, our custo
mers of the best price possible on any article desired. Our
years of experience have taught us how to separate the good
furniture manufacturers from the bad.
The primary object of every sale we make is to please you!
We are never content until you are thoroughly satisfied. We
want and earnestly strive for your good will and confidence.
These are important points about our business that should be
of interest to economical buyers.
Come and prove these statements with your own eyes.
J. E.KeHey
502-510 East Fourth Street Phone 247
You bought the very best leather you could find on the market.
Hunted up the best shoemakers and had this leather m»de up Into
Then you would have a shoe the equal of the Stllson-Kellogg, for
that Is how Stilson-Kellogg Loggers are made.
We sell, recommend and guarantee them.
Of Course They Did
Horn's WHITE WYANDOTTES went right after them at Olym
pia, Seattle and Hoquiam and BROUGHT HOME THE BACON,
TOO, which is to say the blue ribbons. At Hoquiam the enemy
was laying for them with a stuffed club, but just the same, four
fifths of the money and blue ribbons and all the silver cups, four
of 'em, which meant a couple of sweepstakes, came right back to
Olympia with Horn's Wyandottes.
The best matings ever are awaiting to supply you with eggs at
let-live prives. About a dozen husky cockerels are ready to head
your flocks. Price? I hardly dare tell you, but some of them will
go for as little as $2. Let mejknow your wants.
Thomas P. Horn
Specialty Breeder of White Wyandot es. Olympia, Wash.

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