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Wash in gton Standard OLYMPIA. WASHINGTON % EAGLK KKESHWATKK 1 i ioi h. L, WORTMAN .1. • rtisiog Manage! Member of the WASHINGTON sTATK PRK<s ASS< »CIATI»»N. Kubicriptlon I'rlrf, n \ rur. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER WHO WILL IT BE? Ask the first man you meet on the street or on the road, in the store or the office, and he is apt to tell you that both the Republican and Pro gressive conventions will nominate Roosevelt for president; walk along to the next man and lie will tell you it will be Hughes, and the chances are Number Three will bet his last dollar on Root. And one guess appears to be as good as another—not in many years has the presidential situation in the Republican party been so badly muddled as it is today, with the convention sched uled to start next Wednesday. Political writers of the East profess to believe that Roosevelt has been eliminated as a candi date in the Republican convention, though tlicv do not hesitate to say he will undoubtedly wield a big influence and perhaps dictate the nominee. But when they start commenting on Hughes and Root, some of them say the former has a "cinch," some of them swear by the latter —and most of them admit they don't know who it's going to be. one of these two or some one else. And one day there will be a Washington dispatch saving Hughes will accept if nominated: the next an em phatic statement to the effect that he is so busy with his duties as justice of the United States su preme court that he has not paid any attention to the presidential situation, does not want to consider it and will not, unless forced to do so bv the convention. What he will say if he should be nominated is still a mystery, but every one of us can realize it would be struggling hard with human nature for a man to refuse to accept such an honor. Perhaps the situation can best be summed up by saying, as the consensus of opinion among the political writers seems to be, that the Republican leaders will not nominate Roosevelt if they can help it and they say they can; they do not want to nominate Hughes if they can help it, but will do so if in that way they can keep a third party ticket out of the field; they do want to nominate Root, but they are afraid he would not not be a popular candidate. There you are— what a beautiful chance for a dark horse! And if one wanted one might ask, where is all the harmony f With the two conventions sched uled to start next Wednesday, there is about as much harmony between the Republicans and the Bull Moosers at the present writing as there is when a small boy gets hold of a big tin pan and uses it. AND ON THE OTHER HAND— Woodrow Wilson will be renominated by ac clamation at the Democratic convention at St. Louis the week after the camp meeting in Chi cago. There is no question of that; the only out look for a scrap at present lies in the selection of his running-mate, the vice presidential candidate, and the chances are that Thomas R. Marshall will be in the race again, though Governor Major of Missouri is fighting hard for it. There may be some argument over the platform, but we doubt that, for Washington reports tell us the president is drafting that document and, that being the case, there is not much .likelihood there will be any considerable debate on it. Contrast this sit uation with that in which our Republican-Bull Moose friends find themselves —and then talk you want to about the "split in the Democratic party." PUTTING IT UP TO THE PEOPLE. Politicians as well as business men coming to appreciate more and more the value of the ad vertising power of the press, and the day of the spell-binder—the king-bee of other political days —is passing. For the last few years his power has been waning, his crowds dwindling, his influence subsiding, for very few people attended his meet ings. Every one of them, however, reads the newspapers, and the politicians are taking the new way of reaching the people. A little prog ress to this new order of things was made in the national newspapers in the presidential campaign four years ago; this year will see a greater use of advertising to acquaint the people with the issues and the candidates, and the spell-binders will be mighty few and far between. The readers of The Washington Standard saw an example of this new application of the doe trine of publicity, in the advertisement published In last week's issue by the Bethlehem Steel eom- TIIK WAMIINUTON STANDARD. FRIDAY. .IFNK 2. I ; i i- - rirs ti ;i 1 ;ip| ar in i '• "'Vi 1 ' • n ! >papei» t hroiiirhou! 1! ■ ' : 'i v ' i >.sr M !'ii!: ;i n\ -on*id<-ratioU «•; ll' !!•<• ill' |'l'ilpn>it inn it is tJjv ussing. 11.- • :'ti'-K' i. inn - " • 1 ' i\ •• wa v for tti Methlchem st.. I company to reach tin- people >.i • • - I!,a.n tli - wax it |. ... »■ 11ost*ii, .i --' \\s| :i|" i and -A ■ all u ill «r« t it> nirssuge, I ndoubtcdly tia- political discussions 1 ' : lit 11; •. ■. )!■ .-a in jia iu'io !• > r >■< rta in doetriii'S. a I I'dates. issues . 1111 i iplcst lolls, will 111. carried ".'i ;tl ti advertising i ail 1 1 in 11 <oi tin- newspapers t<> a greater i-Mfiit than th«*\ ever have lieen I' >r< • CLEARING Oliß LOGGED OFF LANDS. Attain tin - bankers, land owners,, farmers and agrieultnral experts of tin.- state liave conferred on the problem of clearing the logged-otf lands oi' Western Washington, and again such a confer enee has declared that the state must finance such operations. Just how it shall be done, the eon li'ivucc did not formally decide, leaving that to a committee to devise and to present to the next legislature, but it was unanimous on tiie general proposition that the state must extend such aid. How to clear its logged-ofV lands so that they can be gotten out of the grip of the speculators and into the hands of bona fide settlers, is one of tlic most difficult agricultural problems with which Western Washington lias to deal. For many years it has been discussed and the answer has always been, state aid. Private capital and individual effort have made but little progress; the problem is as acute today as it lias ever been. Three years ago the legislature passed a law authorizing the formation of improvement dis tricts. with the idea that the work could be car ried on in that way, but only one such district lias since been attempted and many features of the law have been found difficult of application. So it appears that some other plan for wholesale ac tion must be devised, for the experience of all the years to date demonstrates that the process of clearing is too costly and too slow, when left to the individual. The "Empire Builder" has gone the way of all men, but the empire in whose youthful days he played so important a part will develop and mul tiply its resources far more rapidly in the next generation than in the one just closed, thanks to the pioneering of such men as James J. Hill. Many words of praise are being said in honor to his memory these days, by men in the meanest walks of life as well as in the greatest, but the most wonderful paean of all is sounded in the daily progress of the vast section which he threw open to the world. They are awful, the things that Lister has done to the University of Washington. When he be came governor its internal affairs were in a tur moil, its president unable to promote harmony in its faculty or its student body, its management working altogether at cross-purposes. Today it has as its president a man who is welcomed through out the state as a great educational leader; its af fairs are being conducted smoothly and efficiently; its faculty and its students are working together in complete harmony; its board of regents com posed of men who have the best interests of the University at heart and display that feeling in supervising its conduct. The result is that the University is more nearly serving its purpose than it did before, so of course "Lister posing as a friend of the University is very, very funny," for he has done nothing whatever for it except to make it an institution which is a great asset to the state instead of a doubtful liability. The librarian of the Washington State College informs us that his institution is making a special ty of gathering and collecting interesting details of local history and will be very glad to receive communications and data of this nature from the residents of Olympia and Thurston county. Olympians should keep "hot on the trail" after the war department to see to it that the recom mendation that a brigade post be established in this vicinity becomes an accomplished fact, under the army re-organization plan just authorized by congress. Such a post, would be an asset to the city in many ways; various prairies in this neigh borhood afford ideal locations, while the advisa bility of locating the post where it would be as available for service to (Jrays and Willapa Har bors as well as l'uget Sound, would seem to re quire its establishment somewhere in this imme diate neighborhood. The Washington State Orange will hold its an nual meeting at Burlington next week. As the gathering of one of the most important organiza tions in the state, its convention will be watched with considerable interest, because the <>range is usually leading the progressive movements of the state, and the enunciation of the principles it es pouses and its advocacy of them will have an im portant bearing on the things that will be done. "It' liettman is on the label, you're safe." It's wicked to waste Kvery time you spend money without a suitable — ~~~~' return you're doing yourself and others a wrong. In buying clothes, for instance, why spend tor tfjSk much? w ■ Y We can show you where it's folly to pay more / TT tban from $lO to $25 for a suit. Whether you want style, fit, material, wear or t price, Clothcraft will give you absolute worth of —J^i If you come in you'll be convinced. ' BETTMAH EVERYTHING TO WEAR FOR MEN AND BOYS WHIT HAPPENED IN OLYMPIA (NO STATE TWENTY-FIVE TEARS AGO From The Washington Standard for June 5, 1801. Vol. XXXI. No. 28. The Western Union Telegraph com pany opened offices this week at Elma, Harlow Junction, Oakville and Grand Mound. The pastors of the evangelical churches of this city have formed an association. The piledriver was put to work Tuesday morning putting down the foundations for the two new build ings on the south side' of Fourth street bridge. Mayor Horr returned Tuesday evening from his Eastern trip, in ex cellent health and spirits. He re ports Olyrapia's standing as excellent in financial circles and that the city would have no trouble in floating 6 per cent bonds, if It is deemed expe dient to effect another loan. The bids for the construction of the Bettman building, corner of Adams and Fourth streets, were opened Wednesday. The new build ing will have a frontage of 90 feet and contain five stores. The upper story will be made into office rooms. The Chilberg building on Main street has been moved to a site on Fourth between Franklin and Adams, and its former site is being prepared for a two-story brick covering 36 by 100 feet ground surface. Two of the most pleasing events of the season were the graduating exer cises of Calethea college Wednesday and of the public high school last evening. COCHRAN FOR AUDITOR Lister Appointee Suggested as Candi- date on State Ticket. W. H. Cochran of Spokane, a mem ber of the state board of control, is being mentioned by Democrats as a candidate for state aulitor. Mr. Cochran was formerly a newspaper man and has a wide circle of ac quaintances in Eastern Washington and on the Westside. He is the fourth Lister appointee who is being mentioned as available timber for state or congressional office during the present campaign. ! Clark Jackson of Tacoma, chairman of the tax commission, has been prominently mentioned as a candi date for congress in the Third dis trict; E. W. Olson, woh became in dustrial insurance commissioner this , week, has bt>en spoken of as a pos sible candidate for secretary of state and J. W. Brislawn of the state tax commission, has also been mentioned as a candidate for secretary of state. For Sale —Black Jersey thoroughbred yearling bull. Phone 6F31. O. R. Swayne, P«get Route. (Adv. 5-2-3.) SMS NON-SAG SPRING—THE SPRING WITH A BACKBONE THE BIGGEST SPRING VALUE WE EVER OFFERED We never have given our customers bigger value than we do in this great Simmons Non-Sag Spring. It is the beet spring made—bar none. The makers —the world's largest spring manufacturers— guarantee it for 25 years. At our prices it is a genuine bargain. Made from double-stranded-link spring-fabric supported at each end by highly elastic helical springs attached to smooth steel end angles, it is impossible for this spring to sag. The stretch comes in the helical springs—not in the fabric. Reinforced up the middle by a helical-supported metal strip in which the cross pieces of the spring fabric are woven, the Non-Sag is popularly known as "the spring with a backbone." Come in and let us show you this wonderful spring—then you will understand that tins store is considering your needs all the time. BRING IN YOUR MAIL ORDER CATALOGUES— WE'LL DUPLICATE ANYTHING 'YOU WANT. «/. E, KeUey THE OLYMPIA HOUSE-FURNISHER 502-510 East Fourth Street Phone 247 Treat Your Feet to a Pair of ETONICS THE LIGHTEST STRONGEST COOLEST EASIEST SUMMER SHOE Gottfeld'# . 211 EAST FOURTH STREET. Procrastination is the thief of time and money, too. You've been promising yourself that you would weed out the small, unprofitable fowls from your flock and add some real good blood. Now Is the time to do It—this season, this week. If you want to grade up your flock buy a good, vigorous pure bred cockerel, not an expensive one but one free from disqualifica tions and with good biood In his veins. Or, make a start with a trio or pen of pure breds. The White Wyandotte is the "business bird of America" I breed the best. Cookerels, $2 up. Trios, $6 up. Ask for circular. Thomas T 3 . Horn Specialty Breeder of White Wyandot ea. OlympU, Wash.