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PRINT Vol. 5. No. 39. RANGES *» HEATERS LARGE SHIPMENT DUE THIS WEEK Best Ranges Best Heaters Best Prices WAIT AND SEE GEO. KEATING The Hardware Man S"/?c OPERA BAR TKolin (SI Smith None but the best wines and liquors handled Courteous attendants and good order BEJT EQUIPPED BAR IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON THE VIENNA BAKERY WILL McOLOTHLIN, Proprietor The Best Equipped Place in Central Washington NOW LOCATED IN THE WEIQAND BLD'G. Our Pies and Pastries are UNEQUALED TRY OUR BREAD AND BUNS Don*t Forget s&r/fZT y We are the Agents for the Y#q' Celebrated fte Palmer Mi A' Garments /^Q^M* - l\ For Ladles, Misses and Children \ '■^j^^Js^'l I \ For Ladies and Misses we are show- U vl'^' I\\ ing a fine line of forty-two forty-eight 7) |; |\\ and fifty inch lengths, in close, semi •J^ltUcwgg* If\ fitting and loose backs in all the new jlj^P 1 l\'\ %\ and stylish shades and cloths, com- p ; % || prising Cheviots, Kerseys and Broad W/ill ! llf w^ Cloths, in blue, brown, black and car- JLjj] i ' llJli^ dinal, half or full satin lined, in price '%JF7^?Cw* $13.50 to $25. For Children We have a strong line of plain and fancy mixtures in Cheviots and Kerseys in prices ranging from $3.50 to $12.50 And for the "Little Ones" from 3 to 8 years, our line is com plete in crushed velvets, plain and curly bear skins in red, tan, blue and white, at prices from $2.75 to $6.50. Watch the Window for the First Shipment of Ladies Silk and Satin Rain Coats Now on Display Zlbe Xeavenwortb lEcbo Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, October 9, 1908. F. E. CARLQUIST LEADING JEWELER AND OPTICIAN Carries the best of goods Eyes tested free Estimate* Furnished Phone 297 Kes. 524 kittitas Aye. A. E. EDWARDS CONTRACTOR Wenatchee. Wash. Brick work, stone work, plastering Cement Sidewalks Cisterns, Basements, Etc., \. iti r. — in. Nt Wenfttchec or lea>v» mils nt The Bobo office. I SE LL Steamship Tickets and Insurance Call and see me in my new quarters opposite the opera house F. S. TAYLOR Ask the Man with the sorrel and dun horses if you want any kind of hauling done. BAGGAGE TRANSFERRING Distributor of Rainier Beer Lee J. Howerton CHARACTER OF ROCKEFELLER Alfred Henry Lewis Grils the Oil Magnate in the November Cosmopolitan There be ones who condemn Mr. Rockefellers' religious pretensions as veriest hypocrisy. lam not of that number. I believe him one who honestly and sincerely regards his cal ling and election sure. True if one accepts what the churches teach, and owns a Rockefeller past any thing like a steady contemplation of the eternity which lies beyond should surely start a perspiration. However, all things in the way of human con clusion depend upon a point of view, and the shield that is black to one shows white to another. Mr. Ryan, Mr. Schwab, Mr. Morgan, like Mr. Rockefeller, are pillars of the church, and I see no reason why the latter should despair of getting through a needle's eye any more than they. Be cause I am bound to truthfullness, I confess that for myself I cannot, by the light of what they daily do, clearly make out just how these gentry read their bibles. By the same token, I have been lost in equal wonder as to how a farmer plowed a field full of stumps. Plow it he did, however, managing in some fashion to plow around the stumps, and in the end took off a very fair crop for his pains. The Rockefellers and the Ryans the Morgans and the Schwabs must needs finds their fields of religion thickly dotted of Biblical stumps; and yet they would seem to plow around them and who shall say what final harvests of saving grace they may not reap? Judge not lest you be judged. What if it does fret one when John D., Jr. before his bible class, justifies Stand ard Oil in its destruction of its rivals, by a parable of how the rose is brought to a multiplied perfection by bud kil ling what other roses start from the same stem? At worst it is no more than a smug sentiment of self-justifi cation, horticulturally expressed, and its defensive value may safely be left for settlement to a day, told of in the Scriptures, when this world will have disappeared and ended, and time shall be no more. Mr. Rockefeller, in the sense popu lar, does not understand men, and there is a pleading, helpless look about him as though he wished he did. This may throw a trifle of light on the matter in immediate hand. Across from Mr. Rockefeller's Euclid Avenue house in Cleveland lives a man whom he has known for many years. Prob ably this mans house is the only one he ever visits. At intervals he is wont to run across for an evenings chat —he couldn't tell you why himself. The man visited is a bookworm, and cares as little for money as Mr. Rocke feller cares for anything else. The visiting Mr. Rockefeller invariably comes upon the bookworm surrounded by shelves of books. Never but once did Mr. Rockefeller so much as notice the books; they no more attracted his eye than would a dead wall. Upon arrival, Mr. Rockefeller's first move is to ask permission to turn down the gas; for he likes to sit in a sort of self constructed twilight and finds a flood of radiance disquieting. Then in the half darkness he will talk —talk of money, always of money. The one time he referred to the books was characteristic. The visited bookworm sat with his finger keeping the place in a volume of Moore's "Life of Byron" Mr. Rockefeller noticed it. "You get pleasure out of your books Judge?" he said musingly. "Yes" responded the bookworm. "Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure?" said Mr. Rocke feller, looking up with a fashion of guile iessness. at once sly and bland. "Its to see my dividends coming in," he whispered; "just to see my dividends coming in!" And as he said it he made a drawing, scraping motion across the table with his scooped hand, as though raking in imaginary riches. "And yet" observed the bookish man, who himself told me the above, "Mr. Rockefeller is haunted with a de sire to be popular. Strange as it may sound to you, he'd give anything if everybody on earth would only love him. But he has'nt the least con ception of how to set about gaining that love. He's like the cow in the fable that was crazy to be a pet and envying the dog the caresses its master lavished upon it, threw herself into the man's lap as he sat asleep in an orchard." In business Mr. Rockefeller early learned that lesson of the trusts, "Never pay anyone a profit." He did not have to learn the lesson of secrecy since he was born secret. In his pri vate life he pays back as little profit, as is as sedulous to stanch every leak of waste as he is in business. Every member of his household is brought up to plainness and economy. There are no famous pictures, no expensive books, no rich furnishings about the Rockefeller houses. There are hun dreds of acres of the richest land about his two country houses one in east Cleveland, one near Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow; Mr. Rocke feller will deny himself nothing in broad rich acres, since broad rich acres go up in value. So, also, of his town house and the lot it stands on in Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Against Mr. Rockefeller personally little or less can be said. He has no angers, no rages, speaks evil of no one. When a confidential inside agent be trayed him to Wall Street speculators he exhausted his spirit for revenge when he gave the traitor two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in money, made him the high salaried president of a sub-company of Standard Oil, and cast him out. Mr. Rockefeller has no vices, although that, like his want of dinner going, may be due to an ab sence of stomach. No one may be very vicious without a stomach. I said he had no vices. That is wrong. He permits himself the luxury of lies. Given cause Mr. Rockefeller will make Ananias look like a beginner. Also he'll defend himself in his mendacities. He claims that you have no more right to search his head than to search his pockets; that whoever may lock a door may lie. And between you and me I am by no means sure he isn't right. It's Too Great a Risk Would it not be dangerous to place in the hands of three men the unlim ited power to segregate the different kinds of property of the state into separate classes for the purpose of tax ation, making it possible for them either to impose unjust taxes or to practically exempt railroad and other corporation property from taxation? This is what the proposed amend ment to the constitution will do if it is carried by the voters at the coming election. The argument which was advanced by the tax commission at the last ses sion of the legislature in favor of sub mitting this amendment was that it would give the commission power to make the railroads pay a large share of the state taxes, if not all of them, and exempt this class of property from county, municipal and school taxes. It was contended that if this was done the railroads would be made to pay a more fair share of the taxes than they do at present. In theory this may sound good to the tax commissioners and to many voters; in fact, it has nothing to rec ommend it. The trouble is that it gives the commission too much power and subjects the members of the commis sion to a temptation that might not be resisted. With such an amendment in force the railroads might exert every influence in their power to obtain con trol of the tax commission and could well afford to spend thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars for bribery pur poses. To pass this amendment would be to trust the three members of the tax commission to be honest in the face of a great temptation and to do so would be dangerous. Under the present constitutional pro vision all property must be taxed on the same basis, according to its value. It should be hard for the advocates of the amendment to convince the voters that there is any necessity for the abandonment of this provision.—Spo kane Chronicle. The Echo turned out a lot of 1909 calendars for Leavenworth business houses this week. All Hod* $1.00 Per Year COUNTY NEWS ITEMS P. I. Kern will move his family down from Leavenworth this week. He has bought a part of A. H. Smith's ranch on Washington avenue. —Wenatchee World. The Wenatchee public schools are full to overflowing. Additional room must be provided says the board, and two more school buildings are talked of. Cashmere is now supplied with elec tric lights. The Valley Power Co., is furnishing the juice. The same com pany will also furnish the power to supply the town with water from the Wenatchee river. The water is to be pumped into a reservoir. A contract was closed tliis week, says the Wenatchee Republic, between a buyer for a well known eastern fruit firm and the Wenatchee Fruit Growers Association for ISO cars of apples. The contract includes some of all the varieties pooled with the association and at a figure better considerably than that bid last week and which the asso ciation turned down. The association also has the option of furnishing another 150 car loads at the same fig ure to the same firm, but President Tibbits has not decided as to whether or not he will sell now or hold the apples for shipment later on. The price was not made public. This has been a poor year for the growing of potatoes in central Wash ington, and those having a crop will make good money. The season opened here by the dealers paying $15 per ton then the price jumped to $20 and now spuds have takers at $25 per ton. It is said that at Brewster this week potatoes were selling at 2 IA cents per pound. Dealers here express them selves that by spring the price will be double the price paid this fall. —We- natchee Republic. An enormous Wolf river apple was brought to Wenatchee last week from the W. S. Richardson place above Monitor. It weighs 34 ounces and is on display in the Red Apple Real Estate company office in Wenatchee. The Sitting Waltz An observing contemporary remarks that the young people who indulge in the giddy mazes of the waltz will hear with interest that the heads of Wash ington and New York society have declared that "sitting a waltz" will be more fashionable from now on than dancing. The sitting out embodies same position as dancing, the only dif ference is that you sit instead of dance. The man's right arm is around the girl's waist, while his left hand holds her right. Her left hand is placed on his shoulder while her head rests lov ingly upon his bosom, and all they have to do is sit and listen to the mu sic. Now that is something like it. We have always regarded it as quite a nui sance to gallop a mile or two to get a hug or two. A room full of people sitting on sofas hugging to music is more to our notion. This will give the old rheumatic brethern another chance to waltz. Men waltz, not for the dance, but for the position, and while a man may lose his appetite for dancing he has to become wonderfully old before he loses his appetite for huggine a pretty girl. A Pertinent Query Effie, the little daughter of a clergy man, pranced into her father's study one evening while the reverend gentle man was preparing a lengthy sermon for the following Sunday. She looked curiously at the manuscript for a mo ment and then turned to her father. "Papa," she began seriously, "does God tell you what to write?" "Certainly, dearie," replied the clergyman. "Then why do you scratch so much of it out?" asked Effie.—Harper's Weekly. Marshall Bohnsask is taking a va cation by visiting the Spokane Fair this week. C. M. Wilcox is acting deputy raarshall in Mr. Bohnsack's absence.