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DEED H. MAYAR, Editor led Proprietor. liißueil Every .Friday. Subscription It 00 per year In advance. ' Address all communications to The Leaven worth Echo. I H«I»A\ . APRIL. 1, 1HO» NO rAITH IN THE PEOPLE In his speech at Wenatchee Jast Tuesday, Governor Mcßride reiterated his adherance to an appointive commission. If he has bean correctly reported he saidou this point, "I am in fa vor of an appointive commission. I think faith should be kept with the people of the state, that is one reason, and reason enough for me to favor an appointive rather than an elective commission." People who favor an appointive rather than an elective cojumis sion,we assert, without fear of contradiction, are confined to the adherents of the governor. A large and conservative following stand behind Mr. Atkinson who also, favor a railroad commis sion.but they prefer an elective .commission, believing that such a one would be preferable, and that belief is based on the ex perience of other states along this line. There is not a single instance on record where a state has abandoned an elective com- for an appointive one, but on the other hand appointive .commissions have been abandon «d for elective ones. A case in point is the state of Oregon, where the original law provided for an appointive commission >which has been repealed by the enactment of a law making the commission elective. Does Mr. Mcßride believe he is more ca pable of selecting the commis sjon than the groat mass of peo ple? Can he give a better reason for favoring an appointive com mission than that he lacks faith in popular government? People who believe in monarchial as distinguished from popular or republican forms of government .quite naturally hold to the belief that all officers should be ap pointed. Governor Mcßride has evidently lost his faith in popu lar government. GIVE HEARST A REST. Why should sober republican newspapers go into hysterics ovpr the prospect of William K. Hearst becoming the nominee of the democratic party for presi dent? What republican news papers say can have no effect, except, possibly, to cause the democratic party to do the very thing the republican papers say they ought not to do. The republican papers have done more to boom the candida py of Wm. R. Hearst than his friends ever hoped to do. They have likewise done more to ad vance the sale of his newspapers and make them profitable than he could huvti done with all his millions of nioney in the same length of time. Just oppose a man like Hearst witl* abuse, call him an idiot, fool, liar, knave, poltroon, coward, thief, liber tine; say that he beats his wife, robs his mother and steals from children, and accuse him of any other crime that your imagination can invent, and if you can become real vile and nasty, and keep it up long enough, Hearst may be nominated, and will come nearer being elected than he otherwise would. According to the re publican press, Hearst is so poor that he has not one solitary re deeming quality. He has been guilty of every crime against morality, decency and religion. The writer has heard people ex press wonder that the people who know him will permit him to live, and are astonished that LEAVENWORTH ECHO. he has not long since been hanged or burned at tho stake, like those negroes down south who have committed only one crime against 4«Gencjr, while Hearst must have committed hundreds. According to our view the re publican press is making a mis take in devoting so much time and space to Hearst. You ad vertise his business and have made ten supporters where he formerly had but one. You drive all that large crowd that sympathizes with the under dog, to feis support; you arouse into activity his friends —for even Hearst has some friends, as black as he is painted. For ourselves we know noth ing of Mr. Hearst's private life —public life he has had none-^- We only know him as a very rich man who has gone extensively into the newspaper business, of which he has made a success, for which the opposition press is largely responsible. For our selves, we admit we do not ad mire his newspapers, but we are also compelled to admit that we belong to the mi nority, as the majority seem to prefer the kind of paper he i prints. Let's give Hearst a rest, and if the democrats are foolish enough to nominate him for president we will beat him with Roosevelt. Governor Me Bride must have been misinformed as to the con dition of things political in Che lan county, else ho would not have invaded Mr. Atkinson's home county with the hope of carrying it. This is not the first time that a man was done up by his friends. A dispatch in the daily press of last Tuesday contains the in formation that seven sensible school teachers of Hood River, Oregon, will spend part of their vacation in the healthy and invigorating exercise of walking from that place to Port land, a distance of sixty-five miles. They will don stout shoes with heavy soles and wear bloomers. They are now doing a daily walk of live miles and re turn to harden their muscles. A new town has been located in the Columbia river valley about fifty miles east of Walla Walla, across the river from Castle Rock, Ch-egon. About a year ago artesian water was struck in the valley, which is said to be very productive. Over two hundred homestead lo cations have been filed on in the last eighteen months. A num ber of flowing wells have been struck at a depth of less than two hundred feet. Sometime ago the liberal peo ple of Wenatchee bought the band boys of that town a com plete set of uniforms, and now by public subscription they are preparing to erect a handsome band stand in the park where the band is to give concerts two evenings each week during the summer. Verily you can tell a good town by the progressive and liberal spirit of its citizens as much as you can a tree by its fruit. Is there enough of town pride and liberality in Leaven worth to. buy the band boys a uniform. < liv i•< li Services. Cohobeoatioical—Morning service erery Sunday at 10;45: rtijTuJay school at 13 00; young DeoDle'a service 7:00 p. m.; evening service 8:00. J. B. Gore. Pastor. Pr»yer meeting every Thursday evening. Ladles Guild meet* srery Thursday after- I Catholic—Services at lit* Catholic oburoh every fourth Sunday In the monjh; nisi at 7:80 a. m I Sunday school 1 at 3 p. M.i veapen 1:10 ii m.: low mass following monday. *j.~ M Fattier H. Colin, pastor. **N¥**W**LEAVENWORTH MERCANTILE COflPANY********* pSPRING IS HERE! I SPRING 15 HERE! I I So is Our New Line of i I SPRING AND SUMMER I I WAISTS and SKIRTS I 1 We Have a Fine Line of Samples of I; JCARPETS AND WALL PAPER! I For You to Choose From. Call in and See Them 1 i Yours Respectfully I I LEAVENWORTH MERCANTILE CO I ILujMuui^irmTr' r'lfrv";n"T" mercantile coMPANv^^ww»yMwyi^i»^ WENATCHEE LETTER Mcßride -■ McManus- -Olive- Fields-Martin-Roose velt Meeting WAS A LITTLE CHILLY The News Received Monday Even in? that Blewett and Entiat Had Elected Atkinson Delegates Was a Damper (From our regular correspondingJ. Owing to a misunderstanding as to the time when the governor's train would arrive from Spokane Monday and the apparent mismanagement on the part of the reception committee, his re ception at the station was not by any means flattering, there being only three or four of his adherents there to meet him. The procession from the train to the Elberla Hotel consisted of a few of the governor's admirers on foot, Mr. Michael Horan in a wagon with a rather conspicuous banner, but from some unknown cause ormisnnderstand- ing on the part of the committee, Mr. Horan came up one street with his ban ner and Governor Mcßride with his friends up another, and the reunion at the Elbtrta Hotel must have been some-what embarrassing to his excel lency. Later in the clay the High School Cadets, of the Wcnatchee High School, waited upon the governor at the Elberta Hotel. In the afternoon, a delegation oJ the Mission-Roosevelt Mcßride-McM»nusClub arrived in We natchee, accompanied by the Leaven worth band. The meeting was held in the new lumber shed of the Skykomish Lumber Company, which is a large structure and was pretty well tilled by Chelan county citizens and when the governor entered the building he was received with quite an applause, and no ono would have been aware but what the governor was among his po litical adherents. The Atkinson peo ple, however, outnumbered the Me Bride forces about three to one. Upon tne platform were seated, in addition to the governor, Judge Palmer, Michael Horan, Rev. Utter and Jndge Martin. The governor's speech at Wenatchee was practically a rehearsal of his var ious speeches made In the state, ami de viated but little with the exception that he made an extensive- explanation why he vetoed, at the last legislature, what is known as the local option bill. With reference to the railroad com mission, the governor said in part:— "I prefer an appointive commission. I am in favor of having a commission appointed by the governor of the state L. 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Mission MISSION PHOTO COMPANY Wash of Washington, whether he be Mr. At kinson, (long and continued applause), Mr. Ridpath or some- other person. I think that fuilh should be kept with the people of the slate of Washington, and that in one reason, and reason enough for me, that I am in favor of au api ointive commission, rather than an elective one." The long, hearty and continuous ap plause by the crowd, wh n the gover nor mentioned Mr. Atkinson's name in reference to the governorship of the state of Washington must have been a burpriie to him. The music was furnished by the Leav enworlh band, which played in various parts of the city, and goes without say ing that they dispensed good music,did credit to themselves as well as their town, and Leaven worth has ample cause to be proud of its musicians. In the evening the mu9icwas furnish ed by iho Leaven worth and Wenatchee bands uni'cd as one, nnd tosiy thnt the w. IL UAIH.I:Y. Cashier. $25,000.00 music thus furnish was first class, is certainly no exaggeration. - The Mcßride boom was marred by receiving the information about four o'clock that Blewelt and Entiat bad elected a solid delegation for John D. Atkinson, and one could see the Atkin son adherents going around with a broad and confident smile. The governor's speech at Wenatchee certainly vindicated John D. Atkinson from the churgeH made in the Mission paper. That Mr. Atkinson will now come out of Wenatchee with the dele- 1 gation as governor, there certainly can be no question. PICTURES FRAMED P. H. TOMLINSON, Leavenworth, • - Wash.