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REFORM PETER M'GILL WRITES INTELLI GENTLY OP ECONOMIC CONDI HONS AND SUGGESTS METH ODS OF REMEDYING ILLS. Editor Wenatchee World: A few weeks ago, in a brilliant and illum inating sermon, more particularly addressed to young men, the Rev. Dr. W. A. Stevenson of this city espe cially emphasized the importance of a broader altruism in the affairs of men as a condition precedent to a righteous solution of the economic problems which are pressing us so in sistently for an answer. On the threshold of the new year, presuming upon the general tolera tion Incident to the season may I ven ture to develop my views (as Mrs. Micawber would say) in my own way. My ideal is that all of us together i-hould aid in the task of making it easier for the average man to pro vide for himself and his family those necessities without which life cannot be sustained, so that he may have an: opportunity to lay hold of that' breadth and depth of life that springs] from the cultivation of the mind, and that happiness that comes from sym pathy with and love for his fellows. To achieve this condition it would be necessary to eliminate those special privileges that compel one man to; divide the product of his industry unfairly with another. This cannot j be accomplished by spasmodic polit-j ical landslides, by the formation of new political parties, by the enlarge ment of political machinery, or byj any other forms of political leger- ; demain. It must be a slow growth based upon altruism. A living re-i public must show its worthiness in, its healthful growth, not in radical ism of theory. Indeed. I think ihat Utopia makers have already pushed theory far beyond the possibility of poor human nature as we know it. The growth must come slowly in con- j structive application of principles that are just and do not discriminate be tween men. We simply must get in harmony with justice, for justice is i no respecter of persons and we must not forget that in addition to her scales she also carries a sword. To put the matter in a nutshell: The public welfare demands altruism as its primal requisite. Greed is the worst enemy of society. Our highest ideals are the medicines that must fight the disease germs in the body politic. Their most vigorous prin ciples are unselfishness. There can where are the capitals 9 They are before you—under your fingers ready to imprint them selves on the paper at a single Stroke if the typewriter is a A visible keyboard—one with every character in sight is the quickest keyboard to learn and the speediest and most accurate when learned. Writing in sight is an advantage, of course—a Smith Premier advantage, of course, but a keyboard with every character in sight is an advantage so decided that it should govern your selection of a typewriter. If the typewriter offered you lacks a visible keyboard, investigate one that has this feature before you buy. Write for information THE SMITH PREMIER TYPEWRITER CO., Inc.. Syracuse, N. Y. Blanche* Everywhere be no such things as selfish honesty or honest selfishness. The terms are fundamentally antaganostic. The attempt to find more enlightened forms of selfishness is futile because it is based on the hypothesis that selfishness is the motive power of the world. He who accepts this hypothesis has misread the facts of history and ia deaf and dumb and blind to facts with which the world is full. "All that a man hath will he give for his life." That is selfishness. But* in response to a lofty ideal men of every age and country have cheer fully given life itself. Over and over again, tthey have, with their lives, as Lincoln stated at Gettys burg, Paid the last great measure of devotion.'' So much for selfish ness. For the life of the race altruism is vitally essential; for the worthy and comfortable life of the individ ual it is no less essential. Without it culture is a delusion, without it life is mere animalism. What study I have been able to give the subject convinces me that the science of eco nomics has greater need of real re ligion than real religion has of get ting down to what is generally called "common sense." If we do not obey the mandate 'Love one another," we shall be guilty of economic waste in failing to cooperate. If we oppress each other society has to pay the bill. If we hate each other we shall commit the murderous waste of pre paring for war and going to war. We are confronted with a condition and not a theory. The best we can do is to face it all with open minds always remembering the other fel low, who, as part of society, is part of ourselves. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" may be de nounced by materialists as a pretty enough eastern metaphor, but never theless it is a statement of the only condition under which a real whole some life is possible to a generous nature. Let this be our slogan, "Back to the sermon on the mount." Let us grasp the true significance of its meaning. Let us make altruism of it and then follow it into the thickets of the economic battle as Douglas fol lowed the heart of Bruce. PETER McGILL, Wenatchee, Jan. 3, 1910. Lady Ijost a Wooden Leg. There was some excitement on Mission street yesterday evening caused by a small boy finding a wood en leg that a lady had dropped when coming out of the Novelty store. The lady had not missed the leg, as she rr.'.d ;t pair of her own. The wooden one was a patent affair she had pur chased in the Novelty store for dry ing baby's sox on. She got her leg back but would not give her name for publication. DU PONT SLANDER IT ON TRIAL Washington. Del., Jan. 4.—ln a perfect fever of expectation practical ly the whole state of Deleware, espec ially, of course, the social circles, more or less intimateb acquainted with the various branches of the Dv Pont family, may be said to be iook ing forward to the trial of the suit for slander brought by Alfred I. Dv Pont, the multi-millionaire head ot the Dv Pont Powder company, against Mrs. Elizabeth Canby Brandford Dv Pont, his distant relative by marcaige. The case is to be tried here before the superior court which is in session. It. promises to be the most sensational suit of its kind ever tried in this state and there is every reason to believe that it will offer an opportunity to drag all the skeletons in the closets of the Dv Pont family into publicity. Long before the suit for slander was filed the family quarrels and feuds of the Dv Ponts furnished un limited material for gossip among the knowing. The filing of the suit, expected by some, came as a surprise to others, but created a general sen sation when it became known that the defendant in the suit had retain ed Willard Saulsbury as her counsel. The fact that Saulsbury, who had caused the original break in the Dv Pont family, and who is known to be eager to even up his score against the various branches of the family, was selected to represent the defen dant, gave promise that every bit of soiled linen of the Dv Pont family would be washed in open court. The history of the family troubles which eventually led to the slander suit soon to be tried, dates back some fifteen or more years, but they first reached an acute stage about twelve years ago, when Willard Saulsbury married May Dv Pont, divorced wife of William Dv Pont, the wealthiest member of the family of that name. William Dv Pont obtained his legal separation in the Dakota courts and Salsbury was conspicuously mention ed in the divorce proceedings. William Dv Pont and his divorced wife are first cousins. He is the son of the late Gen. Henry Dv Pont and brother of Col. Henry A. Dv Pont, the senior United State senator from Del aware. She is a daughter of the late Victor Dv Pont, formerly a lawyer of this city. Saulsbury studied law with May's father and it was the general belief that the young student and the girl were in love one with the other, before the marriage between her and her wealthy cousin was ar raigned. It created no end of com ment when May, immediately after the ceremony which made her the wife of her cousin William, plucked a spray of orange blossoms from her corsage and turning, with an eloquent glance handed the flowers to Salus bury. The marriage of William Dv Pont and his wife was unhappy from the beginning a3d nobody was particuar ly surprised when William went to Dakota and obtained a divorce from his cousin. Neither did it cause more than a mere ripple of surprise when a short time afterward the divorced wife of William Dv Pont married Salsbury. The two were married by the Rev. H. Astor Henry, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, in this city. As the Episcopal church does not ap prove of the remarriage of divorced persons, the minister was severly cen sured by the late Bishop Coleman. His position became untenable and he left the country, taking up his resi dence in Switzerland. After their marriage the Saulsburys were ostracized by practically al the branches of the Dv Pont family. Salsbury, who was for a number of years a Democratic aspirant for the U. S. senatorship, became so unpop ular, that he was compelled to drop out of politics. Bitter remarks were made by the Salsburys and the Dv Ponts and gossips were kept busy carrying tales from one to the other. Rumor had it that some very spicy and slanderous remarks were uttered and in the present suit it is charged that Mrs. Elizabeth Canby Brandford Dv Pont originated them. There are countless ramifications of the Dv Pont family and it is an open secret that at last ten distinct factions exist among the various barnches. Nearly all of them are in some way involved in this culminat ing family trouble and may have to appear as witnesses in court, if Safs | bury can have his way. Among those I said to be involved in the matter, is j mentioned Mrs. Bessie G. Dv Pont, j from whom Alfred I. Dv Pont, the i complainant in the slander suit, ob ! tamed a divorce in Dakota come years | ago on grounds of "cruelty and in -1 human treatment. "Alfred [. Dv Pont married again and it is remark !ed as one of the peculiar features of this family quarrel, that the mansion near Wilmington, which Mrs. Bessie G. Dv Pont occupies, is the property of the present Mrs. Alfred I. Dv Pont. Osborn to Address Assessors. The annual convention of the coun jty assessors of the state will meet jin Spokane all next week, the ses- I sion beginning on Monday and clos ' ing on Saturday. There will be one jor more papers each day on come | important subject pertinent to the duties of county assessors. The three state tax commissioners expect to be in attendance part of the time. R. ('. Osborn, assessor of Chelan coun i ty will speak on "The Assessment (.. Orchard Lands." Fight Washington Water Power Co. Spokane, Jan. 4. —When Judge R. N. Dunn of the Kootenai county dis trict court at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, ordered the Washington Water Pow er company, a $20,000,000 corpor ation, to remove the beartrap and headgate on the north channel of the Spokane river at Post Falls, Ida ho, by February 1, 1910, he de creed that one of the largest move able dams in America should be put out of commsision. In this decision the settlers and ranchers on the low lands in that district scored the first point in a long drawn out legal bat tle and opened the way for similar action along other lines. The dam closes an opening 110 feet in width. The works was installed at an ex penditure of several hundred thou sand dollars at a point where be tween 15,000 and 16,000 horsepow er electrical energy is developed to operate street cars in Spokane and vicinity and furnish power for the big mines in the Coeur d'Alene dis trict, 12 8 miles east of Spokane. (Tiecks Cashed Out or Town. A neighboring town that boasts of a pay-roll of $10,000 a month had only two of the $10,000 worth of checks cashed in local institutions last month, according to Matt J. Neal, who was in Wenatchee yesterday. Mr. Neal states that alterations were lately made in the municipal lid that will keep the entire $10,000 payroll at home hereafter. Inauguration in Rhode Island. Providence, R. 1., Jan. 4.—Aram J. Pothier today entered upon his second term of office as governor of Rhode Island. The inauguration exercises took place in the senate chamber of the capital in the pres ence of both branches of the legis lature and a large number of specta tors. Secretary of State Parker pre- SUNNYSLOPE A Five-Acre Orchard in the Sunny slope District Means Independence. ; SUNNYSLOPE g£g chee valley: has the reputation of producing the earliest and most highly colored fruits obtainable; ; the 9oil is a deep volcanic ash, unsurpassed for pro ductivity, absolutely free from sand and rock, ren dering the cultivation easy and at the least expense. Gitraatee $550,00 Per Acre The Sunnyslope Orchard Oo M Inc., guarantees this land to be |[*f per acre cask, balance absolutely free from sand and manthly payments $7 56 per rock, and if not as represented acre ; interest 6" per cent on de when the snow is off of land, \t£7 ferred payment*, payable upon your money will be refunded with interest at 6 per cent. completion of oontract. i Get one of these tracts and become an owner oi a bearing orchard in one of the best fruit districts ; in the United States. The9e tracts are selling fast. Better make your j reservation at once or you'll be too late. FOR FULL PARTICULARS CALL ON OB ADDRBBB H.E.HARDESTY & CO., Sole Agents ROOMS 209-210 (2ND FLOOR) COLUMBIA VALLEY BANK BLDG., PHONE 2025 WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON sided In the absence of Lieutenant' Governor Dennis, who was unable to be present on account of illness. Examination Preparations On. Olympia. Jan. 4. —State Superin tendent Dewey is sending out the questions for the eighth grade ex amination, which will be held in all the counties on January 20 and 21. Thousands of leading men and women of Sh* Business World Today date their apward start from the time they took a NIGHT COURSE at some business college. Why not you? If wo could see yon FACE TO FACE you could be ooovinced that we have a proposition worthy of yonr serious attention. Call or write Phone 1252 Wenatchee Business College Cotton Yarn Spinners Meet. Charlotte, N. C, Jan. 4. —Leading cotton yarn spinners of the fourth firms met in conference here today and discussed the conditions in too I yarn market with a view to securing better prices for their product W. P. Cannon was In the city yes terday transacting business.