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Kntrred at the Post Office as Second Class mailer. DKKD H. MAYAR. Editor and Proprietor. Issued Every Friday. subscription $1.00 per year In adrance. Address all communications to The Leaven- T"*<b Krho. • HUH* . o< 10111 II 14, 1904 111 18 QUALIFIED. DON'T Mil FORGET IT There are among the democrats a certain class who go about say ing this man or that man on the republican ticket is not qualified for the position. One will say With wide open eyes, as if he had discovered a mare's nest, that ho saw a letter that John Doe had written, in which he spelled knife without the k and lamb without the b. It is a notorious fact that many of the ablest men in public life have been poor spellers, and not a few have departed from the strict rules under which the English language is written and spoken, and yet they were rec ognized, the country over, as men of far more than average ability as judges, legislators and executive officers. Recently some people in Boston made the disqualifying discovery that President Roosevelt used faulty grammar in his speeches. Grant ing this to be true, is there any republican damphool enough to vote for Judge Parker on this ground? We hardly think so. Did you ever notice how much in demand is the man who, in addition to a fairly good educa tion, has the reputation of hav ing that mental equipment which is referred to as good "horse sense?" Education is a good thing but it is not the whole thing. Often have we seen college graduates washing dishes, and others coming up from tho lowest walks of life, with Just such education as they have gotten by absorption, forg itfg their way to the front by sheer force, capacity and fitness. It has- been hinted in some quarters tfea* John D. Dill is not qualified for Superior Court judge. He Was up to a short time since engaged in the active practice of the profession of law, and had quite a large clientage, yet not one of his many clients has ever said that John D. Dill did not give him good honest service, or that he has ever lost anything through his want of a proper knowledge of the law, or through any professional blun der. Would it be reasonble to suppose that in his three years residence and practice of his profession in this county, that his total incapacity as a lawyer could not be discovered until he became a candidate fcr office? The republicans of this district may rest assured that Mr. Dill has the ability to discharge the duties of the office to which he aspires, and what is more, he has the integrity to discharge the duties fairly and honestly. His past record is a guarantee of this. It is not an uncommon thing when nothing else can be said against a candidate, to charge him with a lack of ability. It would 1 be an uncomplimentary comment on tho intelligence of the average republican voter to admit! that he could not see through so diaphanous an argu ment as i (its. Mr. A. N. Brown, who is accompany ing Mr. Mead on his tour of the state and reporting his speeches for the Post- Intelligencer was a pleasant caller on the Echo Tuesday last. Judge Victor Martin of Wenatchee •was a visitor to our town this week. This traa his first visit to the town since feet winter. • LEAVENWORTH ECHO. |B|sasasasßsHsasasasasasHsHsasHsasHsHsHSas?Sasagß|l3| nji m 3ft **" fe^ \ ml iqj V9HP^^ _^^^mMSnh <H H/ |U 31a585585E58555a5H5agaa585H5855H5ag5H58585a5E5H5in ALBERT E. MEAD, NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR Adresses Large and Enthusiastic Audience in Pavilion on Tuesday Night. On Tuesday nipht tho largest audi ence so far assembled in Leavenworth during this campaign greeted Mr. Mead, the republican candidate for gov ernor. Judge King introduced the speaker in a few well chosen words. Mr. Mead made a brief allusion 1o national politics l>y saying that the peo ple would continue the republican par ty in power because in strong contrast with the economic condition of this country under a democratic administra tion, we bad enjoyed fcr almost eight years umler tbo republican party, un bounded prosperity, and that the peo ple certainly preferred that condition to the condition for four years under the last Cleveland administration. He admitted that the railroad com mission issue was the leariirg question in state politics, and repeated what he has frequently said, that if he was elected governor ho would, as chief executh c officer, approve any railroad commis sion bill that the legislature might pass but that he would not use the patron Did You Ever KICK YOURSELF? Because you did not take advantage of an opportunity to buy cheap property in a growing town? I^'Many times you have you heard the remark: "I could have bought that lot for fifty dollars three years ago, and last week It sold for fifteen hundred," or something similar. There are numerous instances where thousands of dollars have been made in fortunate real estate investments. We have used modest fig ures because we did not want to seem to exaggerate. Real estate does not die, does not burn up and can not be destroyed by storm or Hood. Nothing is so safe. : : : : : : : : Right here in Leaven worth small fortunes have been made within the last two years by the increase in the price of real estate. :::::;::::::: The Peachey Addition to Wenatchee Is the last close-in hind that can be platted into desirable town property. Beginning three blocks from the court house it lies east and south on a high plateau overlooking the town and the fair grounds. It will be cut up into one acre tracts and lots and every tract and lot will have ;v perpetual water right from the high line canal. It will be sold on terms to suit purchaser. It is in the most desirable location to make an ideal home, and as the town grows it will enhance in value while you sleep, just as all other Wenatchee valley property has advanced that has changed hands in the last two years. : : : : : : • The registration books show thfst the' population of Wenatchee has just about doubled in two years. Pre vious to the last election 500 voters registered, this year one thousand have registered. : : ; No town in the state of Washington shows a' greater percentage of increase in population. : : DEED H. HAYAR, Sole Agent for LEAVENWORTH. age of the office to coerce the legisla ture into passing such a bill. . Tim leg islature was a distinct ami independent brunch of the government. The mem bers of the legislature were the direct representatives of their immediate con stituents, were commissioned with ■ their desires and responsible to them for a failure to enact into law those de sires. He considered it not within the . province of the executive officer of the . state to invade the legislative halls and attempt to force the passage of any kind : of laws over the will .of the people as . expressed through their representa tives in the state legislature. He could recommend the passage of laws but he had no right to go any further. Ho believed that the railroads ought ' to bear their just share of the burdens of taxation, and to show that there ; publican party whs in favor of this proposition he pointed to the platform demand which pledged the party to a l ix commission. Mr. Turner, he said, promised to enact, if elected, a regulative railway commission, and laid U>e republican party was bound hand and foot by the railroads, and there was no hope of get ting such a commission from the re publican party. Mr. Moad asked, how is Mr. Turner going to redeem this promise, if, as ha says, there is DO hope of trotting such tv measure from the re publican party, how is he going to gel the consent of the Hate senate. That body will still be republican after I his election. There are enough hold over republican senators ill that body to constitute a majority. Mr. Turner sayi give me a democratic ley Mature. But this cannot be done at this election. Mr. Turner is safe in making al the many promise! lie has made, he will never feel called upon to redeem them. In his Seattle speech Mr, Turner alto promised If elected governor, (and this no doubt carries with it the proviso if given a subservient democratic ljgisla ture), to give the lumber Interests rec ognition on the railway commission. Wow that he he wants their votes to ■■'•■■■l him governor be is making the lum'ier men fair promises of what he E. F.SPRAGUE, FUNERAL DIRECTOR and EM BALM ER Lady assistant when desired. Parlors on Front street at rear of Griggs block. Office phone 21. Residence phone 23. Night calls promptly answered Wenatchee - - Wash. r* miff ii wholesale and RETAIL dealer EMIL - Fresh and Cured Meats FRANK — — * **"r*-1 **■ Motto: Not how cheap, but oh How Good. The Old Reliable LEAVENWORTH, WASH. Beam & Smith, Building* Contractors. Estimates furnished on all kinds of Building and Woodwork Our reference is scores of satisfied customers LEAVENWORTH, - - - - WASHINGTON r JOHN HOLDEN V Pictures Framed Docs things in any part of I will frame all kinds of pic the city such as delivering ■* - • mfiggyfmfi* freight, express and bag- city Drug Store, where you can age. LPavenworth. ! leave your orders for what you VN-—•— & want." G. B. Hathaway. will do for them. Why his great •> lieitudo for this, the greatest industry in the state at tins particular time? He could have shown his interest for tl 6 welfare and prosperity of the lumber men by voting and working against tuo Wilson bill reducing the tariff on lum ber. He voted with the democratic party for that bill and you all remem ber that after the passage of that bill the lumber industry suffered the worst depression in its history. How does 1 Mr. Turner reconcile his treatment of that great industry when he was United Stales Senator with his promise now, when he wants to be governor? Mr. Mead was given close attention by the audience, among which was a large number of ladies, and was fre quently applauded. After the speech quite a number of ladies and gentlemen I remained to get acquainted and stake I hands with the next governor. The Leavenworth band added the> plowing quota to the entertainment of the crowd by rendering several selec tions.