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BY FORMER PREMIER ASQUITH LEADER <>!' LIBERAL I'ABTY OK GREAT BRITAIN BESURIRER AS MAN or POVVKRITL AM) STRIKING PERSONALITY—POLITK'AI, CONDITIONS IN KMiLANI) ARK DISCUSSED BY WESTERN WASHINGTON HOI NOW RHODES SCHOLAR AT OXFORD—SAYS AMQUITH GIVES IMPRESSION "OF A TRI E STATESMAN WHO IS AIjSO A PRACTICAL POLITICIAN." Oxford, Eng., Nov. 15, 1919. Last night I heard one of the heat political speeches it has ever been my fortune to listen to. delivered by one of the greatest men in England today, Mr. 11. 11. Asquith, the leader of the Liberay party. Mr. Asquith is a square, stocky man, with a very red face and abundant whito hair, rather long—a man whom one would pick out of a crowd for the expe rience written in his face and bear ing rather than for any conspicuous or showy qualities. As everyone knows, Mr. Asquith was prime minister of England when tho war broke out and for two years and a half thereafter, when his gov ernment was displaced by a coalition headed by Mr. Lloyd George. This coalition is composed of the Con servatives and of certain Liberals who followed Lloyd George. Last December, immediately after the armistice, a general election was held in which the coalition was re Get your meat at the P&B MARKET 319 COLUMBIA STREET C. Prewitt * O. 11. Becigle you AUK PAVING FOR YOUR HOUSE WITH RENT Why Not Own What You Pay For? WK HAVE A PLAN. Olympia Building & Loan Association Hotel Lewis I Hot and Cold Water Itoom* With Hath Strain Heat, Elevator One block north of Union Depot # * 4 M rarlfle Ave., Tacomn £ Omk Telephonei Main 2ABI Lighten the Household Labor The old hard round of cleaning will lose much of its .difficulty when you use the OHIO-TUEC Electric Cleaner Its strong suction draws dust and dirt out of all those troublesome little corners. Let us show you the new scientific features of the OHIO-TUEC. Olympia Light & Power Co. Article IX—By J. H. Bimis j turned to power upon its war record. issue was at stako and the gov ernment was returned with an over whelming majority. However necessary the coalition was during tho war, the factions which compose it have recently been pulling on what Mr. Asquith de scribed as a "parallelogram of forces," and have been travelling in a series of zigzags. Or as The Nation, one of England's greatest weeklies, puts it, Mr. Lloyd George is splendid in a crisis; he can pull tho country through a fit as well as any doctor ever did, but ho does nothing to remove the cause of the fits, and there is no telling when they will break out. again. The rail road strike, the financial deficit, and the government's notorious miscal culations of revenue and expenditure are recent and alarming examples. As to the excuse for this situation there may be more than one opinion. But it is obvious and right that the TOE WASHINGTON STANDARD, OLYMPIA, WASH., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5. 1010 Liberal party should make the most of its opportunity, for the British government is even more markedly a party system than ours, and the opposition is a very necessary bal ance wheel. It demands in the name of the country to know why. Mr. Asquith last night, speaking to the Liberal club of the University, made a frankly political speech. He was sincere and dignified, did not stoop to personal abuse or coar into plat'tudes, but he did point out very logically the dangers of the present situation from the standpoint of the British public. Russia was the first topic with which he dealt. The problem was much the same as that with which we have been troubled in Siberia. British military and naval forces have been carrying on unofficial and sporadic campaigns against the Bol shevik! on various fronts. The speaker declared that only two poli cies could he considered at, all log ical: to back the anti-Bolshevists with every resource at the natim's command; or to consider the prob lem as one for Russia to settle, and to keep out of it. Either is intelli gible. Under present circumstances he favors the latter. But, as we have seen, the government has done neither. The British public has been accus tomed in the past to depend absolute ly upon the government's budget fig ures. (This is one of the places in which students have pointed out the superiority of the British system to our own.) Now a government, esti mate is something to be thrown out today, revised tomorrow, and totally withdrawn the next day. Mr. As quit h recently predicted that the government's expenses in its Russian adventures would be 100,000,000 pounds. Mr. Winston Churchill ac cused him of exaggeration to the ex tent of 300 per cent. The next week Mr. Lloyd George admitted the 100,- 000,000, mentioning casually, as a tribute to the British people, that they were willing to spend so much. In conclusion, Mr. Asquith men tioned a question which frequently arises under our political system, or any other system in which parties are prominent—the future of polit ical parties. Many people, he said, nowadays honestly believe that the future division will be between a labor party and a bourgeois party. The best answer to this, he said, is in the principles of the Liberal party: freedom of the individual, de cent working and living conditions for all, and no distinctions of per sons and classes. Mr. Asquith spoke with an ease and power which reminded me of William Jennings Bryan. He im pressed me as an absolutely honest and sincere man, and one who, what ever his limitations may be, would never stoop to a trick or advance a policy which he did not believe to be the best. At one point in his discus sion of Russia a Tory, or a rowdy, shouted "Shame." Without raising his powerful voice, Mr. Asquith said, "I am not talking to an audience of schoolboys." and went on. There were no more interruptions. I have not yet heard Mr. Lloyd George, and it is no part of my mis sion here to take part in foreign pol itics, but Mr. Asquith left with me the impression of a true statesman who is also a practical politician— the most valuable type of man which any nation can have in these days. j HEALTH HINTS FOR HENS As all poultry is susceptible to many diseases, some of which are highly infectious and resist all efforts of treatment, it is suggested by spe cialists of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture that when birds I become sick it is often the best, plan |to kill them. The greater the num ber of birds kept upon any farm or plat of ground, and the more they | are crowded together, the more im portant are the measures for exclud i ing, eradicating, and preventing the development of the causes of dis- I ease. HENS HATE WET FEET I Poultry can be raised successfully on any well-drained soil. A light I loam which will grow good grass is well adapted for this purpose, while a very light sandy soil, through which the water leaches freely, will stand more intensive poultry condi tions, but most of the green feed for the fowls kept on such a soil will have to be purchased. A heavy clay or adobe soil is not as well adapted to poultry raising, as such land does not drain readily, and it much | more difficult to keep the stock healthy. Long stationary houses, or ! the intensive system, saves steps, but jit is easier to keep the birds healthy and to reproduce the stock under the colony system, where the birds are allowed free range. 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A largo crowd attended the card party given by the Degree o£ Honor at the Woman's clubhouse Tuesday evening, for the benefit of the J wish War Relit f fund. Merchants of the city donated the prizes, the lade contributed the refreshments, r.nd the evening's proceeds were turned over to the fund.