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Tbe Wenatchee World Published Daily Except Sunday bj the World-Advance Publishing Company. Main Office —Business and Editorial. Columbia Valley Bank Building. Wenatchee, Wash. Farmers Phone 1131. RUFUS WOODS Manager FRED SIMPICH .Editor Entered as second-class matter at tbe postoffice at Wenatchee Wash. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One Year> by mail, in advance.. $5.00 Six Months, by mail, in advance. $2.50 Delivered by carrier, per week.. .10 HARPING OX THE PRIMARY LAW While commenting on the attack which has been made on the primary law, the Walla Walla Statesman re peats the threadbare argument, al ways used by the enemies of the pri mary principl, that it is quite as easy to elect honest delegates to a nomi nating convention as it is to elect honest men to office; "if the electors of a precinct," says the Statesman, "cannot select an honest man for delegaie to a convention, how in the world are they going to select an honest man for public office?" The trouble about this kind of ar gument is that everybody knows by this time that the great body of electors never 'had an3'thing to do with the selection of delegates under the old convention system. Not only in this state, but in every other state, the political ibosses have always named the delegates, and they have always been extremely careful to name only such men for delegates as would fall in easily with the ways of the political boss. In a word, the delegate was a mere chattel, to be traded and swapped, or bought and sold, according to the need and ambition of political plunderers. It is a rank insult to public intel ligence to assert, as the Statesman does, that political bosses have re mained in power only because elec tors have refused to participate in elections to name delegates to con ventions. The politicians, trained in the ways of the game, and always organized, and always on the alert, and not the electors, have, as a rule, named the delegates. Even wh.?n the electors have participated in the selection of delegates, the bosses have enjoyed the exceptional advan tage of the last throw; they have manipulated the convention, and, in furtherance of a foul purpose, have not hesitated in the convention to debauch men of easy inclination. That is tlie pnin, known and ac cepted truth, and that is precisely vhy citizens of the several state' • h'.tv: forced their legislatures io pro vide for the direct primary riethod of nominating public officers. The people are siclj;. of «>6liticar *bossism; the state of' sick if it and such .newspapers-'and politi cians of this state as may still be in clined to quarrel with the primary principle may as well accept the re cent act as the final judgment of the people of this state, for if that act isn't constitutional, one that constitutional will be passed.—P. I. THEY SAY That about 350 voters have- regis tered up to date. That the Democrats are sawing wood, and believe that "a rose by any other name," etc. That the sudden withdrawal of Olds would indicate that there is not that perfect harmony in the G. O. P. which was so earnestly prayed for two weeks ago. That a local clergyman yesterday spent 30 minutes in "refusing to dis cuss ohe mayor business!" But that he named his man first shot out of the box— That some alleged vertebrates might well follow tihe dominie's ex ample—come out and say who they're for. That the. next Republican National convention will not foe run entirely by a body of senators as delegates, which has been the case in tbe past. That the rank and file will handle tbe machinery this time. That many people think they're re penting when they're simply scared stiff at the consequences of sin. That another professional man on the avenue is slated for matrimony. If this thing keeps up the Temnant of orthodox bachelors will soon stampede in a panic. That the woes of "party line" peo ple are not always without a bright er side; Lately a certain doctor's bell jin- (Continued on page 4). THE WENATCHEE DAILY WO RLD, WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 83,1007. The Defects of the Antitrust Law. By CHARLES G. DAWES, Former Comptroller of the Currency. " HE Sherman antitrust law makes criminal all agree- Cments in restraint of trade, whether they are IN HERENTLY criminal or not. It makes in these general terms something criminal without further definition. Now, this is THE DAY OF THE TRADE AGREEMENT in the United States. We have national, city, state and district agreements in restraint of trade, and they are not agreements for the purpose always of extort ing an unreasonable price. I would not for a moment defend an agreement in restraint of trade which had for its purpose the extort ing from the public of an unreasonable price. It should be under the ban of the law. But the trouble with the Sherman antitrust law is that it makes EQUALLY CRIMINAL an agreement in restraint of trade which is inherently innocent. An agreement in restraint of trade not to sell below cost IS NOT OF NECESSITY A DISADVANTAGE AND INJURY to a community, for certainly we have heard a great deal recently about great institutions underselling for a period of time in certain local ities, selling below cost for the purpose of crushing out competition in order that they may later exercise a monopoly and raise the price. A great many of these agreements in restraint of trade are for the pur pose of existence, not of extortion, of letting a reasonable amount of competition exist. THE SHERMAN ANTITRUST LAW ACTUALLY PUTS A PREMIUM UPON A CONSOLIDATION AND CONCENTRATION UP TO A CER TAIN POINT, FOR PROVIDED ALL COMPETITION IS NOT DE STROYED IT ENCOURAGES THE CONSOLIDATION OF COMPETING CORPORATIONS UP TO A CERTAIN POINT, BECAUSE THEY CAN DO LEGALLY THEN AS A CORPORATION WHAT WOULD BE IL LEGAL AND CRIMINAL IF DONE AS SEPARATE CORPORATIONS UNDER A TRADE AGREEMENT. THE VERY EFFECT OF THAT LAW HAS BEEN TO ENCOURAGE THE MORE RAPID CRUSHING OUT OF COMPETITION SN THIS COUNTRY. If REAL PROGRESS is to be made toward the solution of the vexed industrial problems which confront the nation, this law should be amended so as to clearly define what shall constitute illegality in trade agreements. The Church Is Too Indifferent to the Masses. By Bishop HENRY C POTTER of New York. HERE is no more RIGHTEOUS ARRAIGNMENT OF THE CHURCH of our time than its indiffer ence to the social conditions of the classes made up of less favored men and women down in the gutter. The church has justly been severely criticised for its lack of interest in the mental, moral and physical upbuilding of the masses. The task of the church is to translate the mind of Christ, iirst by sympathy, then by painstaking curiosity. This curiosity should lead you to know something of that stratum of life below that in which you are wont to move. SUCH SYMPA THETIC CURIOSITY WILL SOONER OR LATER LEAD TO THE ONLY HOPE OF THE SOCIAL UNREST OF OUR TIME, AND THAT IS PERSONAL SERVICE. z In our ecclesiastical relations we have been INTIMIDATED from translating our relations to the world into human sympathy for fear of dropping into what has been called the institutional church, but if an institutional church be the means of bringing the church into profound sympathy with HE MAN LIFE, then the founder of our religion instituted the institutional church. . THE CHURCH SHOULD TAKE ACTIVE STEPS TO CURE THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL AS WELL AS THE RELIGIOUS ILLS OF THE PEOPLE. THE CHURCHS NEGLECT OF THIS VITAL WORK CANNOT BE REMEDIED TOO GOON. IT HAS NEGLECTED ITS MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION. > Tlie great cause of our social unrest is that MONSTROUS PRO FUSION AND EXTRAVAGANCE which I am inclined to con sider the worst note in our American civilization. Ostentatious wealth cannot be too scathingly condemned. I become more and more convinced that the impatience of the masses comes more from the ABUSE of wealth than from any other cause. Is it any wonder that the average worker in the tenements becomes wrought up at what he considers the great injustice of society when he sees wealth spent lavishly around him, while he struggles in misery ? THE MODERN WORKMAN IS MOST INFLAMMABLE MATERIAL FOR SOCIAL UNREST. THE WONDER IS NOT THAT WE HAVE PRODUCED SUCH RESULTS, BUT THAT RESULTS ARE NOT WORSE. The Meaning of Sunday Rest. By tht My. SIDNEY C PARTRIDGE. ProteiUnt Episcopalian BUhop of Kyoto. Japan. does rest mean ? To how many does it mean the get ■ ■ I tiug away from the busy city, with its noisy streets and factories, to the country and to nature? And WHAT DOES SUNDAY MEAN? To the masses it means much the same thing, that day of rest, Sunday. The Christian DAY OF REST should not be a day of enforced cessation of labor, not the steel bound rules and the "Thou shalt not*' of the ancient Jewish Sabbath or the rigid Puritan Sunday with ite • strict blue laws. IT SHOULD BE A DAY WHEN THE CHURCHES, THE MUSEUMS AND THE PARKS ARE THROWN OPEN TO ALL THE POOR AND THOSE THAT NEED REST ESPECIALLY, A DAY OF PHYSICAL REST, A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND A FITTING OF THE MIND FOR A HIGHER SPHERE. LOGGERS WANTED —I wish to get in communication with parties who will take a logging contract. Ru fus Woods. NEW AND SECONDHAND furniture at McClure and MoCullough's, Mis sion st: Phone 20- 11-14 WANTED people to know that we 6ell candy. The Reading Room. SEWING WANTED—Mrs. Wilt, 430 Kititas St. Phone 538. 10-30 WANTED —Girl for general house work. Apply at Columbia Hotel, natchee Fuel Company. 10-? i TEAMS to haul wood at $3.60 per cord. Inquire at Ross's shop. I HOUSEKEEPING ROOMS wanted I every little while. If you have any to rent here is the place to adver- I tise them in the want column. " FURNISHED ROOM for gentlemen. Apply 320 X St. or phone 723. FURNISHED ROOM for gentlemen. Apply 320 King St., or phone 723. RICYCLE SUPPLIES and repairs. J. J. Eger, 15 Mission st. 11-18 COAL. SPECIAL SALE—For the balance of the month of October, to enable you to lay I na supply we -will sell Montana lump coal at $8 per ton delivered. It will pay you to look Into this. W« natchee Fuel Company. WOOD FOR SALE—B. A. Pitch?r at Ross's -bop W23 TWO IMPROVED 10-ACRE TRACTS on north side of Wenatchee river and Monitor; choice land, fair buildings; set to best varieties of trees; price, $6,. r >oo each; term?. Wenatchee Realty & Investment Co. FOR SALE BY OWXER —Five-loom modern house; lot 50 ft., east front; corner Palouse and C St. 11,800; $1,000 cash, balance to suit. J. E. Barrett, 2 X. C. St. FOR SALE—SSOO. Lot 4 and 5 block 32 G. X. Plat; well located; close in. Wenatchee Real Estate Agents or Box 187, Cashmere, tf COME AND TAKE A LOOK at Mc- Clure & McCullough's new and sec ond hand stores; will save you money. Phone 203. 11-14 THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL building will be erected in Grand View ad dition next year. This should be the finest school structure in Che lan county. We have about 40 choice resident lots in that addition which are going fast. We sell them on monthly payment plan. Don't overlook this opportunity. Wenatchee Realty & Investment Co. WANTED —A staeyd, reliable man as engine watchman; a permanent position to the right man. Ap ply to A. A. Piper, G. N. R. R. Depot. t f WANTED—Two experienced pick ers and packers. Apply at the Messerly ranch. W. Laagley. PACKERS WANTED at the Dr. Langley ranch, formerly the old Messerley place. \o£\i PAPERING—Come in and see how cheap you can get your rooms pa pered. M. O. Merrill, 105 Mission st. N. 10-23 WALL .PAPER—I have some rov.m lots of wallpaper sent mi by * wholesale house retiring Loan bus iness, and they are up to date styles and colorings, that are to be sold at less than half retail price. M. O. Merrill, 103 Mission st. N. Classified Advertisements WANTED RENT ADS. FOR SALE. HELP WANTED. MISCELLANEOUS. Business Cards, Etc. SCHOOL BOYS WANTED every lit tle while for mail routes and for folding papers. Leave names at the World office. EARN MONEY AT HOME by writ ing for newspapers and periodicals. We have markets for good stor ies, articles, and photographs of Western life. Address, for full particulars, Central Washington j News Association, World Building, Wenatchee, Washington. tf LOST. RED POCKET ORDER BOOK be tween fire hall and court house, Sunday night. Return to World office and receive reward. tf LOST —14-ft. log chain between town and Wenatchee river bridge. Finder notify D. W. Roderick, o phone 328. Reward. 10°0 PROFESSIONAL CARDS PHYSICIANS DR. J. W. STRATTON, Osteopath. Bower block. Phone 475.Scientific cures. Pleased to diagnose case DR. A. T. KAUPP, Office 4 and 5 First National Bank building. Of fice phone 456. Residence phone, 1441 tf DR. FRANK CI"LP. Office in G.-'yga Block, phone No. 115. DENTISTS DR. HUTCHINSON, dentist, over We natchee Furniture Co. Phone Frs 981. DR. CAMERON, Dentist, Rosenburg Block. Wenatchee, Washington. EDUCATIONAL MR. COSGROVE Is prepared to tutor students for matriculation, only three hours daily in English, (Hon ors Grade), Latin and Greek. Chewawa Hotel, Mr. Co3grove. MUSICAL INSTRUCTION—Prof. A. Van Haveskerke has located in this city for the purpose of teach ing Violin, Piano, Pipe Organ, Practical Harmony, Composition and Instrumentation, beginning one week from next Monday He was a pupil of Ch. De Beriot in violin, and had the advice of Franz Liszt, the pianist for three years. He is a graduate pf the Belgian Conservatories of Brussels and Antwerp and has taught for 30 years. He had charge and was musical director of the largest tra veling band in the United States. Terms for lessons: $1.50 per les son of one hour. Address for permanent arrange ments at Sherman Clay's Piano House, Wenatchee, Wash. 11-1S UNDERTAKERS C. O. HALL, Tfidertaker and funer al director. Mrs. C. G. Hall, lad; assistant. E. F. SPRAGUE, Professional fune ral director and licensed embalm er. Mrs. E. F. Sprague and Mrs. A. J. Martin, lady assistants Phone 1375, Wenatchee, Wasa. ATTORNEYS REEVES * REEVES, Lawyers We natchee Drug Co. building. Phone 222. THOMAS * MARSH, Lawyers. Suite 2, Postofflee building. » CORBIN St KEMP, Lawyers. Over Farmers Bank. Both phones. BLACKSMITHS ROSS BROS. Wagoa work, rubber tires a specialty. Band sawing. CONTRACTORS E. GA I" NTT, carpenter and builder Plans and estimates furnished. 125 Methow street. CIVIL ENGINEERS C. C. WARD, Civil Engineer and Surveyor. Irrigation work a spec ialty. Office Rosenberg block. Wenatchee, Wash. ARCHITECTS. J. W. SUSSEX, C. E., Architect and Engineer, Columbia Valley Bank Building. Phone 1632. PAINTERS H. W. RUSSELL, for wall paper, paints and oils, painting, paper banging and signs. FRATERNAL NOTICES A. O. U. W., No. 83. Meets at Bow er hall every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. EL Dennis, W. M. H. W. Stockton. Recorder. I. O. O. F., Wenatchee Lodge, No 157 meets at Sprague hall every Saturday night. J. H. AUVIL, N. G.; T. C. NIELSON, V. G.; p. H SHERBURNE, Secretary. MACCABEES OF THE WORLD, We natchee Tent No. 56 meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Bower ball. J. H. Dan ling, Commander. C. A. Battles, Record Keeper. G A. R„ Daniel McCook Post No. 105, Department of Washington and Alaska meets 3rd Saturday of each month at Odd Fellows hall. M. O. MERRILL, Commander; J. B PALMER. Adjutant. P. & A. If., River side Lodge, No. 112, meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Bow- er Hall. R. E. THAYER, W. M.; R. H. NOWLAN, Secretary. MODERN WOODMEN OF America meets every 1 Wednesday evening in Bower hall. Visiting Woodmen cordially In- vited. FRANK BAGGOTT, clerk; R. L. BARTLETT, Counsel. BROTHERHOOD OP AMERICAN Yoemen. Columbia Homestead No. 682, meets Ist and 3rd Wednes day of each month at Sprague hall. For Information see U. F. Lake, Deputy. W. A. GRANT, Fore man; C. W. JCRGENSON, Corres pondent. ROYAL NEIGHBORS OP AMERICA meets'every Tuesday evening In Sprague Hall. Visiting neighbors cordially invited. Grace Wood ruff, Recorder. Jennie L. 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