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Washington Standard OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON BAOLB FRESHWATER Editor •L L. WORTMAN Advertising Manager Member of the WASHINGTON STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION. Frl«, IIM a 4 "My Country Tit of Th««, SWNI Land •f Libarty." AMERICA'S ANSWER. The Liberty Loan oversubscribed a billion, thirty-six million dollars, more than half as much again as called for, Red Cross donations ten mill ions above the hundred millions asked for—there is America's answer in this war with Germany and likewise the best referendum that could be had on it. The four million persons who partici pated in the Liberty Loan and the millions more who gave to the Red Cross show that we Ameri cans are in the war and in it to win and are ready to lend or give more than asked for to see that we do win. The Kaiser cannot get much satisfaction out of that sort of conduct; he will have a hard time to convince his people, if he sticks to the truth, that the American people will not support their gov ernment in this war, that they do not take it se riously, that they are mad materialists coveting only the dollar and loath to sacrifice anything for the sake of an ideal or a principle. But the peoples of England and nervy* bleeding France, of Italy and liberty-groping Russia, will be heart ened by this our demonstration of earnestness and determination, will see and know now that we are one of them and with them in fact as well as pro fession. The people of the United States, knowing a sit uation, always rise to it. They never waver. Some there may b# who quibble and find fault, aome whose tempers blind their view, but the great body of us soon see aright and press for ward, certain of the goal we seek and determined to reach it WHAT WE HAVE DONE. In a more local and personal sense, Thurston county has wreathed itself with triumphant patriotism by its liberal subscription to the Lib arty Loan, seventeen thousand five hundred ddl lars more than its allotment, and by its most gen erous gift of twenty-six-thousand dollars to the Bed Cross, nine thousand dollars more than was « 1 asked for or almost half as much again as it had been requested to contribute. Thurston county is proud of that record and most certainly should be. It is proud of it, not emly because of the fullness of its patriotic demon stration, but also because it illustrates again for us most convincingly that when we really set out to do a thing, we can do it. We have measured up to our allotted task and have done far more, and so we have once more shown our neighbors on all sides that we are up and doing here, alive and on the map and going to stay there, ready to do our share and a lot more. RECALLING AN ADMONITION. Governor Lister in a brief address in this city the other evening emphasized the fact that so long as the war continues we must subordinate our Individual views and opinions to the national demands and the international problems and give wholehearted, willing, eager support to the great est struggle the world has ever seen to establish free governments everywhere. He meant, in other words, that in these times the individual is wrapped up in the nation as the nation is swal lowed up in the world war, that nation and indi vidual are one, that our individual opinions are insignificant to the great world issue and that nothing should hinder our fullest support of the government in the prosecution of the war against autocracy. "We have become so intensely individualistic in reeent years that we need to give heed to that statement. Most of ua do, most of us realize that our own personal ideas are as nothing compared to the great world issue, and most of us have already seen the wisdom and necessity of sub ordinating everything to the national call. But there are a few Copperheads among us, a few agitators, a few unsatisfied, turbid, disgruntled Mills whom Heaven would not please and to whom the millenium would be a nightmare, who strive to promote what after-all are petty disturbances among us. These are the ones who need to stop and think soberly and honestly with themselves a little while, overcoming their prejudice if they can, setting their feet flatly upon the earth and frankly and earnestly searching their souls and minds. It isn't necessary for us to lose our individual ism. our ego—it is necessary for us to realize that the national welfare, the national policy and the TTIE WASHINGTON STANDARD. OLYMPIA. WASH.. FRIDAY. .(I NK 29 INI7 world's tremendous problem which we are seek ing to solve and solve as rightly as we know how. so far outshadow all other issues, all other (jues tions and all other problems that they are as nothing. And the public mind is rapidly reach ing that stage, is fast coming to the point of de manding that all shall give due recognition to the great issue and our nation's part in it, and will soon cease to tolerate those wilfully seeking to obstruct it. The people of this country have been patient, they have been slow to anger, ready and willing to give each the fullest liberty of thought and action, generous enough to overlook some digres sions in the hope that the real situation would become plain to all and would reap from all full and free allegiance, but they are swiftly reaching that point where they will demand that we shall all "speak, act and serve together", as President Wilson said some weeks ago, and will deal harshly with all who interfere. Not stupid acquiescence in everything nor yet blind following of a leader is needed, but the understanding by each one of us and the fullest acknowledgement of it, that in the face of the national call and the international issue, all else pales into insignificance. "Women of our city, of Tacoma, Seattle anil other parts of the state, prominent in women's political affairs, deplore the conduct of these misguided enthusiasts at Washington who, picket ing the White House in the hope of distracting and harassing the president, sought to display banners hostile to him and his statement of the national war aims and saw them promptly torn from them and tramped in the dust by indignant crowds. All of these women of ours, residents of a state that enjoys equal suffrage, several of them recent campaigners of other states in the interests of the "cause", unite in declaring these recent tactics border on treason and indicate perverted ambitions and anxiety to obtain notoriety, and have postponed the day of national "equal suf frage and made the task of the real suffrage work ers doubly difficult. The residents of a good many of those states where women do not vote, disgusted and exas perated by such acts, are might apt to say: ''They aren't entitled to vote—they oughtn't be let to vote —look at what they did down at Washington the other day". So have enemies been made out of possible friends, so has it been made more dif ficult to convince fhem that women have good sense and good judgement in abundance and should be permitted to vote, by methods akin to those which even England's militant suffragettes abandoned after the war broke out. . Heretofore the suffrage campaign in this coun try has been carried forward on more sensible, more logical grounds and has succeeded in nearly every instance where it has been conducted, and there is every reason io believe that the campaign would have gained speed more rapidly in the next few .months and years, had it not been for these untoward incidents. It has been set back now in popular favor unquestionably. FROM THE ESPIONAGE BILL. When somebody in your neighborhood gets to ranting around about the government and the flag and this country of ours, biff him one in the jaw, knock him down, sit on him and direct his attention to the following provision of the espion age bill recently passed by congress, Section three of Title I: Sec. 3. Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall wilfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to in terfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies and whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfuly cause or attempt to cause in subordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall wilfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service of the United States, shall be punished by a fine of not more than SIO,OOO or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both. Bear in mind the fact that every young man between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one is now a part of "the military and naval forces of the United States" and that mighty few're marks could be made against the government that would not "interfere with the operation or suc cess" of the forces or not "cause or attempt to cause****refusal of duty." Let that sink into your neighbor's noodle if nothing else has aroused his loyalty and patriotism. And if it doesn't work take him out behind the barn and lick him again. The president of the California State Board of Education advises American mothers "to mark the clothing of their children in order that if an invasion should occur, the little ones might be identified." This is looking pretty far ahead. Why not l»e calm for a few days longer at least 1 Let's be Americans all! PERVERTED AMBITIONS. IK BETTMAX IS ON THE LABEL, YOU'RE SAFE. Special sale on boys' Sport Shirts 35c - 3 for $1 0 I ; Bettman / Everything to Wear for Men and Boys. t WHAT HAPPENED IN OLYMPIA AND STATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A6O From The Washington Standard for Friday Evening, July 1, 1802. Vol. XXXII. No. 82. The Republic State convention, to meet in this city August 10, will be composed of 371 delegates. Thomas H. Cavanaugh has re signed the office oi surveyor general and Amos T. Shaw of Clark county has been appointed In his place. A big "stick" for the Washington building at the World's Fair has just been hauled to the water at Kamilchle. The length of this log is 122 feet, with a diameter at the smaller end of 46 inches and at the butt of 72 inches, without a knot or a blemish its entire length. W. F. Newell, secretary of the Water company, has replied to the letter of the council asking for a price and terms for the purchase of the water system by the city, that a proposition could not conveniently be made by the company before the annual meeting of the company in October. New potatoes are finding their way into Olympia markets. The Democratic club is making arrangements for a ratification meet ing on the nomination of Cleveland and Stevenson, to be held in Olympia theater Saturday night. James Ham ilton Lewis and other eminent speak ers will be present. Great plans have been made for the Fourth of July celebration Mon day, starting with a national salute at 5:30 a. m. Walla Walla has 6,700 inhabitants. Old settlers in Western Washing ton say that the grass on the gravel prairies is thicker and taller this year than ever known in any pre vious year, which is accounted for, of course, by the prolonged wet weather. Excursion to Puyallup. To become familiar with the most up-to-date farming methods, delegates of farmers from the several counties west of the Cascades, headed by the county agriculturalists of their re spective districts, will make automo bile trips this summer to the Western Washington experiment station in Puyallup. The plan is to have a party of from 25 to 100 farmers from each county motor to the station to study the crops, equipment and har vesting methods, and to consult the staff of experts. The Mound Prairie Farmers' club at Essex will celebrate July 4. The program includes a flag raising in the morning, basket lunch at noon, sports and a ball game in the afternoon and dancing in the evening. P. M. Troy of Olympia will deliver a patriotic ad dress at the flag raising. WE TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT THAT IN SELLING I Leopold Norse CLOTHING we are selling the highest grade union-made clothing in the world. We particularly invite all Union men to inspect this famous line of suita. 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