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Washington standard. [volume] (Olympia, Wash. Territory) 1860-1921, March 22, 1918, Image 10

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Cit>> Ke\v>s
Some 15 members of the local
lodge of Knights of Pythias went
over to Tacoina Monday evening to
attend a ritual session o( the lodge
there, when the degree team of the
Seattle lodge put on the third degree
Gordon Smith, son of I. M. Smith
of this city and a member of the U.
S. marines, on duty at the Englewood
radio station, was married Monday
to Miss Myrtle Helm, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Helm of Bend,
Ore., the ceremony being performed
at Coqullle, Ore. The young couple
will make their home at Marshfield,
Deputy County Game Warden T.
M. McVey, who has been quite sick
for some time, suffering Trom a gath
ering In his head, is now reported to
be improvtn#.
Lewis J. Morrison, former state
representative and well-known in
surance man. left Saturday for Cas
par, Wyo„ to investigate the oil
boom there.
Vountary induction of registered
men for any and ell branches of the
service was ordered stopped this
week by Provost Marshal General
Dr. W. E. Steele has come here
from Fairfax, Wash., giving up a
flourishing practice in that city, to
establish himself here, having offices
•with his brother, Attorney E. N.
Steele, in the Byrne building.
After removing tbe original cradle,
re-greaaing it with a new combina
tion, and Installing it again, the mo
torship Culbarra, second vessel
building at the Sloan shipyards, was
launched without a mishap on the
high tide Sunday morning.
The county commissioners asked
the Turn water ctiy Officials to confer
with them next Monday on their pro
posal to rent some of the county's
Donations of 910.25 In cash and
Mies of refreshments amounting to
$20.85 netted the Grand Mound Red
Cross Maxillary 130.60 at a meeting
last flHday evening, when H. W.
Thompson of Central ia gave an in
teresting talk Red Cross work;
Ir* 1 ' n 1
k | Easter Shoes
■ The new Easter styles in high
' and low shoes Tor men and women
vj| • ••• * ' have just eonre in. High shoes in
A chic novelty effects and low shoes
l\ and pumps, plain and elegant.
1' - Shoes of all leather, shoes with
. eloth tops, shoes with low heels or
IXVX'SL high, are here awaiting your in
yja spection, and at prices within the
Tr ' * It ' range of every purse.
jl \ P. S.—Easter is the thirty-first
of March. Don't wait until the
IV day before for your shoes.
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TZver Treatment
If your liver is vtd doing its work properly, waste
products— poisons-/that should have been elimi
nated, are reflinpg in the system. , Or the liver is
not Secreting bile, thus hindering that part
of the takes place in the bowels.
Lit Hf and
i» f:PU# herb compounded tonic, and is stimulating
in its met/i on the liver and kidneys.
A particular favorite with women, children and
hL the large quantity in the package
mi/Jut' tftlHßtoftarkably good seller.
containers, which keeps it fresh
fioamnnnri nluogists
14- Pit:. olm,u 4
Miss Ada Nye. chairman of the
auxiliary, reviewed its work to date,
and several readings. Testations and
songs were given.
Max Vindeisen. a local jeweler, is
driving a Dodge Brothers sedan.'pur
chased from the Rose-N'eppie Auto
company, the local agency.
The work tint is being done by the
W. C. T. IT.1 T . at Camp Lewis will be
explained by Mrs. Adelaide Kerr
state superintendent of soldiers and
sailors" work for that organization,
at a meeting of the Central and
Westside W. C. T. U. at the Chamber
of Commerce Tridav afternoon.
Miss Edna Stanford, bookkeeper
for the city wat">r department, has
been seriously ill this week, but is
now reported to be improving.
L. L. Bowers of Little Rock, dep
uty county game warden, who under
went an operation at St. Peter's hos
pital last week, is reported on the
road to recovery.
A War Savings Society with nine
members to begin with and the prom
ise of more before the next meeting,
has been formed among the city hall
employes by County Organizer H. F.
Frank R. spinning member of the
public service commission, is a hap
py grandfather, his daughter, Mrs. B.
O. Bendixon, wife of the county engi
neer of Jefferson county, having given
birth to a 10-pound boy Tuesday.
She is at the home of her parents in
this city.
G. A. R. Meets in Taroma.
The thirty-sixth annual encamp
ment of the Department of Washing
ton and Alaska, Grand Army of the
Republic, will be held in Tacoma
May 14 to -18, according to orders
Issued this week by John J. See of
Anacortes, department commander.
This is in response to the invitation
of Tacoma posts, after other cities of
the state had declared their inability
to entertain the encampment this
Coal Industry Is Commandeered.
The coal industry, vital to winning
the war, will pass under government
control April 1. In a proclamation
President Wilson has ordered the
licensing, with exceptions, of all pro*
ducers, jobbers and dealers in coal
and coke. At the same time the fuel
administration issued drastic regula
tions, slashing to a fixed limit thej
profits of middlemen, jobbers and
selling and purchasing agents. |
New Rule* f»r County Autos.
The county commissioners «t their
regular meeting Monday adopted a
resolution directing ibat the county
automobiles be lettered with the
names of the departments to which
they belong and itiat "the officials
using said tars !>«- notified that the
c;irs must be US exclusively for
county purposes.'
Shipyard Rami Organizes.
Some 19 oi'.isi iaus attended the
first practice Tuesday evening of the
Sloan Shipyards band, at the pld
skating rink which, refitted, is now
the clu!) of the Athletic Association.
Promoters of the band expect its
membership to reach at least 40 and
perhaps more, as musicians do not
have to be employed at the shipyards
in order to belong to it.
Westside Improvements Dropped, i
Thp city council at its regular
meeting Tuesday night dropped plans
for the construction of cement side- 1
walks on Garfield, Hancock and Jack
son streets on the Westside, on the !
recommendation of the street com- 1
mittee, which reported that upon in- j
vestigation it concluded that the im
provement would w6rk a hardship on
property owners in the district. The
improvement of Washington street
from Thirteenth to Fifteenth was
also postponed indefinitely.
Paul Brenner, who is In the navy, •
stationed at Bremerton, visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Brenner, 1
this week.
Special Advertisements
One slightly used Chevrolet, good
as new, $575.
One Studebaker, in A-l condition,
One 1914 Ford touring, $275.
One Pope-Hartford "bug", $250.
One E-M-F, $165.
These are real bargains.
Easy terms.
Capital Transit & Repair Co., 220
East Fourth. (Adv. 3-3-1).
FOP Sale—Good work horse, E>
years old, weight 1650. For further
information apply to H. Docherty,
Olympia. 3-3-2*
pIete list of Tested Seeds for West
ern planting. Write for your copy
today—MAILED FREE. An expe
rience of 25 years in the Northwest.
Aabling-Boyce Seed Co., 89 Pike st.,
Seattle, Wash. 2-4-4 EOW
In the beßt agricultural part of Sno
homish county; $25 per acre; 10
yearly payments; paved roads; rail
ways, mills, factories, schools, plenty
of work for the laboring man. The
best proposition on the market for
the man who wants a farm. Send for
Illustrated literature. BROWNELL
LAND CO.. 904 Third av., Seattle,
Wash. 2-4 tf
lished in 1902. Can ship day-old
chicks to points reached In three
days. Five varieties. Free circular.
L. W. Clarke, Petaluma, Cal. 3-1-8
2fr,000 baby chicks, March and
April delivery. We guarantee safe
arrival. Catalog free. Queen Hatch
ery, &9 Pike St.,' Seattle, Wash.
For Sale—Twelve 6-weeks-old pigs,
Chester White. F. A. Smith, two
miles east of Lacey. (Adv 3-2-3.)*
For Sale—Timber, wood, ship
knees in Stevens' Addition, at reason
able stumpage. Also building lots
and garden land, at very low prices.
Apply to Hazard Stevens, 521 Main
street, phone 679. 12-2tf
For Sale—Gray seed. oats. R. A.
Cook, phone 16F3. Tumwater.
(Adv 1-3-tf)
made on easy terms at current
rates of interest for the pur
pose of buying or building
homes or business blocks.
Ask for particulars today.
"A Mutual Savings Society."
To the Taxpayers of Thurston County:
As one of the heavy taxpayers I have been
asked bv both sides of the voters —those for and
those against bonding our county for $600,000
to say what I had to say on this important ques
tion before the taxpayers of Thurston county at
the present time, and I will try to fairly answer
the question as it appears to me, from the position
of those opposing the issue, and of those in favor
of it.
HIIST: Wliat are the conditions which have
to be met?
The conditions, as I understand them, are: (1)
The urgent need of paving the Pacific highway
from Lacey to the Nisqually river, and building
the bridge pcross the Des Chutes waterway, cost
ing about $200,000 in all, and,
(2) The realization of the fact that within five
to ten ye/irs at the farthest the principal high
ways must be paved.
There seems to be no getting away from these
Now, what is the host method (or the taxpayers
to follow to get the best results with the least
amount of taxation?
Speaking first from the standpoint of the tax
payers opposing the bonding scheme, it must be
admitted by all fair, honest minded people that
the present time is a very poor time to make im
provements that can possibly be delayed or post
poned, because labor and materials are abnor
mally'high and the cost of all improvements, pub
lic or private, necessarily much higher than in
normal times.
It must also be admitted that unless it is a
public necessity, all improvements should be
sidetracked, to be able to give the government
during the period of the war every financial sup
port the people are able to render. This is every
loyal citizen's duty, collectively and individually.
It should also be carefully considered if we can
borrow this $600,000, expend it judiciously and
properly for the purpose it is borrowed for—
pledge the present board, as well as the succeed
ing boards of county commissioners, to strictly
adhere to the policy now formulated and pay back
this $600,000 within the 20 years, together with
the interest thereon, without increasing the pres
ent rate of taxation covering roads and bridges
during htis period.
This is the milk in the cocoanut, as it apitPars
to me.
Now, to briefly take up this question from the
standpoint of the taxpayers and voters favoring
the issue of $600,000 bonds, the following facts
stand out clearly, in my way of reasoning.
FIRST: Who pays the taxes of Thurston
Wanted Competent girl for
houpekeeper; four in family; S3O
per month. Phone Dr. Flora Mus
tard, 755 or 639. - 4-4-1
rials—Doors, Windows, Roofing Pa
per, Porch Columns, Plaster boards.
2VU Building Materials shipped
promptly. Write for our completely
Illustrated catalogue; gives you low
est net prices. P. A. Rovig Co., 2229
Ist avenue S., Seattle, Wash.
)adv. 1-2-tf.)
. For Sale or Rent—Sixty-acre farm,
six miles from Olympia; 6-room
Souse, two barns, good well. Sixty
ollars per acre; rent SIOO.OO per
year. Apply to T. Peppard, V. S.,
Olympia. (Adv. 4-4-1)*
For Sale—Tolouse goose eggs, for
setting. Inquire A. Benson's Grocery.
For Sale —Four fresh milch cows,
separator, and lease on 40 acres,
mostly pasture, good house, barn and
some tools, S3OO. Five acres plow
land and some small fruit. Inquire
or address Standard office. (Adv.
Eggs for Setting Rhode Island
Reds, 15 eggs 75 cents. Briggs'
Fruit Ranch, phone 19F4.
(Adv. 1-2 to 3-5)
For Sale —15 acres of shot clay
land, 7 acres cleared, good house,
barn and well. Eight miles west of
Olympia, on good road. Address
Box 107, Route 1, Olympia. (Adv.
For Sale—34 acres Improved, 25
in alfalfa, balance to crop, paid up
water right, ideal for dairy, hogs,
corn or fruit. Three and one-half
miles from Richland. Price $l5O
per acre. Inquire at Bank of Rich
land, Wash. (Adv. 3-2-I—3-4-1)
Wanted—To buy small potatoes.
Will take any amount; $12.50 per
ton. Inquire at Bay View Hotel, or
phone 403. 4-4-4
We have 70 lots in a live, fast
growing railroad and manufacturing
town in Western Washington that
we will trade for improved or unim
proved acreage. This is one of the
best little towns in the Puget Sound
country and there is a big demand
for bouses there now. A small en
cumbrance on these lots and we will
assume an equal or greater amount.
Our only reason for disposing of this
property is our inability to give the
necessary time to the development
of thf property because of other in
terests that demand our attention.
!A. H. Raid & Company, New York
Bock, Seattle, Wash. 4-4-1
Visit Our New Sales Room
cor. Fifth and Columbia Sts.
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Olympia Garage Co.
With all this preparation, prepare your boy with a Military Wrist
At $15.00 is offered an excellent
little Swiss Wrist Watch. Either v
with leather strap or khaki. A
complete 11-jeweied movement.
Watch yet made. A true, depend
able timepiece, with a non-break- «PQBnW
able, non-inflammable crystal, and
khaki, no-fuss strap.
A Complete Wrist Watch atjfi.so
. ■. jjmi I
424-426 Main St. 1872 Phone 3
ii i* L
The farmers pay 10 per cent.
Olympia pays 24 per cent.
Timber holding companies pay about 21 per
Public service corporations and railroads pay
24 Vi per cent.
Unimproved lands, held by speculators, pay 13
per cent
Miscellaneous items, such as tide lands and
oyster lands, etc.. pay 7% per cent.
Kight here Is the moat upoti the side ol those
favoring the bonds: As fast as the timber Is cut
and removed it cannot be taxed any longer, and
at the rate it is being cut now, In leas than 20
years 21 per cent of our taxes now borne by the
standing timber must be shouldered by the farm
ers, towns and cities of Thurston county, and, in
the event the United States keeps the railroads
permanently, the 2414 per cent of our taxes
coming from the railroads will also have to be
paid by the farmers and town property.
Looking at the question from this viewpoint, it
cannot be denied that for the average resident
taxpayer of Thurston county—farmer or town
taxpayer— if it is admitted that our highways
must lw> paved within lO years, can well afford to
pay 25 per cent more for the labor and material
while the war is on. and proceed at once in place
of waiting until the timber is mostly gone, and
shoulder the entire burden of taxation caused by
hard surfacing the roads.
The taxpayers of Olympia should keep in mind
also the fact that unless the county will absort
through a bonding proposition the SIOO,OOO It will
require to build the bridge on West Fourth street
over the Des Chutes waterway, that the already
over-burdened taxpayers within the corporate
limits of Olympia will be forced to pay this SIOO,-
000 separately out of their own pockets, by way
of an assessment plan, as fathered by the city
council of Olympia, and this is in addition to our
regular general road and bridge fund levy, which
is a state law and hard to change.
The" present amount of taxes paid for roads and
bridges in Thurston county, of over $173,000 an
nually, can be made to take care of the sinking
fund of $30,000 yearly and the interest fund in
the proposed $600,000 issue, If properly man
aged and handled, without Increasing the taxes
one dollar, by taking $40,800 yearly from the pres
ent road maintenance fund and set it aside for the
benefit of staking fund, $30,000, and interest
fund averaging about SIO,BOO yearly. This can
be done without seriously Interfering with the
workings of the road districts away from the main
Very respectfully,

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