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At the head of the famous Wenatchee Valley, "The home of the Big Red Apple." The higher up the valley you go, the Bigger and Redder the apples grow
V 01.9. No. 39
Medill McCormick Sums up Situation at
End of September
Taking stock of political advantages
at the end of September, Mr. McCor
mick, vice-chairman of the national
party, says: At a late meeting of the
republican national committee, the
resignation of six members was re
ceived, all of whom have announced
for Roosevelt.
A blight came to the regular repub
licans in Wisconsin, when in the con
vention of their party in that state,
held at Madison September 18, a plat
form was adopted that made no refer
ence to President Taft and was omi
nously silent both as to his record in
the presidency and his place in the
campaign. This was followed by the
turning of Oregon with a clean sweep.
After fighting out its contentions, the
Oregon state convention terminated in
what was practically a love feast. A.
E. Clark, a brilliant attorney and one
of the progressive managers in Oregon,
was unanimously nominated for United
States senator after a contest between
Mulkey, Jonathan Bourne and Clark
for the position. Bourne might have
been the nominee bat for his refusal
to leave the republican party.
In Idaho Senator Borah declares
that Taft was dishonestly nominated at
Chicago and defies the republican
state central committee to force him
off the ticket. In the same state, the
progressive democrats are in open re
volt against their party, and the Mor
mons in the southeast are alienated
from the democrats, because Fred T.
Dubois, their inveterate enemy, has
been made vice chairman of the west
ern states. The outlook in Idaho is
especially encouraging for the progress
ives, the Taft campaign having vir
tually collapsed. The state ticket of
the progressives is counted certain of
Perhaps the most surprising news
comes from Colorado, where republi
cans have been so confident of the out
look up to within a day or two. The
Stewart forces are swinging to the pro
gressives. Attorney General Griffith
has resigned from the republican state
ticket. The editor of the leading pa
per in Colorado Springs has come over
to the progressives. A split is con
sidered inevitable in the democratic
party and the progressives are confident
of victory throughout the state, in
which 46 counties are fully organized
and most of the county tickets are
completed. Denver dispatches to
headquarters that the progressives are
full of enthusiasm and confidence. In
Utah, too, formerly counted for Taft,
the case is by no means hopeless. The
state ticket just nominated is a popular
one and a vigorous fight will be made
for its election.
Very similar are the latest returns
from the eastern states, and in the
south there is being manifested a new
trend of thought rising above the old
party politics. What, however, may
be considered the most formidable and
convincing proof of the extending pro
gressive conquest is the most remark
able increase in the number of news
papers throughout the country which
have abandoned support of either one
or the other of the old parties and
have come out finally and boldly in
favor of the progressive party and its
candidates. Of these newspapers there
are now about 3000. Never before in
the history of politics has there been
such a rallying of the press in its favor,
so immediately following a party's
Such, in a general way, but cer
tainly definite as to fact and spirit, is
the account of progressive advance
ment in a single week. There is no
disguising the situation. Taft is prac
tically out of the race. Nationally, the
struggle is only between Roosevelt
and Wilson, and the first is gaining.
The spirit of the progressive platform
is extending to the people.
Zlbe Xeavenwoctb iBc ho
The looted States Have Answered
Philadelphia Times: The Taft-
Barnes national looting committee, at
Chicago, in June, stole the delegation
from Arizona. A fortnight later Ari
zona put end to all uncertainty about
its sentiments by going overwhelm
ingly for Roosevelt in the state pri
The same looters stole the delega
tion from Washington state.
Washington gave Roosevelt the most
tremendous reception he has had on
his whole western tour.
The same looters stole the delega
tion from the Fourth California district.
That district, in the California pri
mary, was carried by the progressives
by 2700.
There is not the slightest doubt, in
the mind of any intelligent public man,
that all three of these states, in which
the egregious steals of delegates were
made, will go for Roosevelt.
280 for Roosevelt; 6 for Wilson; 1 for
Taft and 1 for Debs
A dispatch the to daily press from
Ada, Oklahoma, says:
There is considerable uneasiness
among democratic politicians here over
the discovery that an overwhelming
majority of the United Confederate
Veterans, who attended the state re
union here Sept. 5 and 6, are for
Roosevelt for president. The matter
was kept quiet at the time, but the
news of how the wearers of the gray
stood has finally leaked out.
A poll was taken at the big dinner,
at which all were confederate veterans
except members of the visiting drum
corps, who were Union soldiers. Two
hundred and eighty-eight men ex
pressed their preference. One man
was for Taft, One for Debs, six were
for Wilson and two hundred and eighty
were for Roosevelt.
Taking this as an indication of the
number of Democrats who will vote
the progressive ticket —and it surely is
a fair one —the democratic leaders
have good reason for the worried looks
they are now wearing.
Very Dangerous to Evil Doers
Mr. Bryan, speaking at Greely, Col.,
referred to Theodore Roosevelt as "the
most dangerous man in the country."
Boston Journal: He is dangerous to
the bi-partisan, invisible government
and the bosses behind it.
He is dangerous to the great crim
inal trust, whose trail of bribery and
corruption is being investigated by the
United States senate.
He is dangerous to the selfish inter
ests who use crooked politicians to see
that people they can control are put
into office.
He is dangerous to the alliance of
corporate greed and tricky manipula
tion of party machines, which have
kept people traveling so long in blind
He is dangerous to those who pro
pose to smash the tariff to a revenue
basis without regard to business, to the
wage worker or the farmer.
He is dangerous to those who prefer
property rights above human rights
and deny the every-day man his
equality of opportunity and effort.
He is dangerous to those who put
the dollar above the life and limb of
the working man, woman or child.
He is dangerous to the trimmer and
the man who seeks to stand on all
sides of the vital questions of the na
The danger which he represents to
these great evil interests of the nation
shows even more strongly what he
means to the progress and prosperity
of the country.
During the past week two corpora
tions in Chelan county filed their arti
cles of incorporation in ihe office of
Secretary of State Howell, as follows:
Inland Meat Company, of Wenatchce,
capital stock $55,000; Wenatchee
Meat Company, Wenatchee, $15,000.
Leavenworth, Wash., Friday, October 4, 1912
A. S. Corev, Chehalis, for Treasurer—
W. H. Kaufman, Bellingham, Com
missioner of Public Lands
W. H. Kaufman, candidate for com
missioner of public lands on the pro
gressive ticket, is rated by many the
foremost authority in the state on tax
ation. Before coming to this state he
resided in South Dakota, which state,
owing to his efforts, was the first in the
union to adopt a direct legislation con
stitutional amendment. He is known
as the father of practical direct legisla
tion in America.
In this state Mr. Kaufman has been
particularly active for years in all mat
ters that the progressive party now
stands for. "Tax stumps —exempt
cows," is one of the telling slogans
which he has introduced into his cam
Mr. Kaufman was secretary of the
Washington Direct Legislation League
for 1907-'OB-'O9; chairman of the
Grange direct legislation committee
for many years; an active member of
the first direct primary league; secre
tary of the Washington Anti-Speculator
league, and has been on the firing line
for twenty years. As candidate for as
sessor of Whatcom county in 1910 he
was nominated by a big lead on the
Republican ticket; also on the socialist
ticket, and lacked but four votes of
being nominated on the democratic
ticket. At the general election he
had the largest majority of any candi
date in the county, receiving 1,036
more votes than were cast for Poindex
ter in the primary.
Mr. Kaufman raised the assessment
of fish trap locations in Whatcom
county 500 per cent; raised assess
ments of tide lands 25 to 40 per cent,
and in some cases 100 per cent;
raised the assessments of wild land 25
to 35 per cent, and lowered the as
sessments on farms and homes 15 to
25 per cent; recruised timber lands
and so raised the assessments 60 to
150 per cent. The members of the
county board of equalization opposed
all these actions of Kaufman, with the
result that those who came up for re
nomination were defeated, even in the
republican primaries, and Whatcom
county is overwhelmingly progressive.
Arthur S. Cory, candidate for State
Treasurer on the Progressive ticket,
is a resident of Chehalis, Lewis county,
where he ts cashier of the Chehalis
National Bank. He was born in Wis
consin in 1880 and moved to South
Dakota when about ten years old. He
worked his way through college, grad
uating from the Dakota Wesleyan Uni
versity in 1901. He was editor of a
country paper for a short time but he
soon found out that he would never
learn what money looked like if he
stuck to that job so he entered a bank
where he could see bundles of it. He
soon rose from bookkeeper to cashier.
In 1903 Mr. Cory came to Chehalis.
He has been city treasurer for two
terms. His frequent writings on finan
cial matters are rapidly making him a
recognized authority. He won second
prize in a Coast-wide contest instituted
by a leading banking journal on the
topic "Distinctive Problems of the
Country Banker."
One of the important planks in Mr.
Cory's platform is that relating to the
depositing of state funds. He prom
ises that if elected he will keep in
vested all the idle funds as closely
as possible and will deposit the balance
with sound banks in all sections of the
state. He thinks that as state funds
come from all parts of the state they
should be returned for use as largely
as possible to every portion of the state
rather than piled up in a few large in
HAY BIDS $13,100
This Much He Declares—How Much
More the Invisible Government
Alone Knows
With the publication of Mr. Hay's
expense account, amounting to $13,
--100, which of course falls far short of
the real amount expended, a shudder
of outraged patriotism is felt through
out the entire commonwealth. Not
withstanding the specious apologies on
the part of the journals favorable to
Mr. Hay which accompanied the
statement of expense, even his most
intimate friends were shocked beyond
expression at this stupendous insult to
the people and outrage of the splendid
traditions of the nation.
At first sight, the citizenship of the
state is apt to look at the matter from
the wrong angle of vision, and estimate
only the amount itself —more than
half the salary of an entire guberna
torial term —but this is the least im
portant factor of the awful crime. Mr.
Hay is a rich man, estimated at one
million easily, and the expenditure of
even fifty or a hundred thousand dol
lars to satisfy his ambition would mean
no more to him than would the
purchase of an automobile or steam
yacht, or any other luxury which he
might desire, so that the amount itself,
vast as it might appear to the ordinary
citizen, is a mere trifle looked at from
Mr. Hay's standpoint.
But that Mr. Hay, or any other man,
looks upon the securing of a public
office as a commodity to be bought in
the open market like any ordinary lux
ury is a crime against every concep
tion of honor and tradition of the nation
which the united citizenship of the
state will resent in the most forceful
manner possible. It is an open insult
to every patriotic impulse and a plain
declaration on the part of Mr. Hay
that, so far as he is concerned, the
liberties of the people have departed
and their claim of freedom but a dead
The honor of a public office is a
prize which the people hold as their
inherent right to bestow as a reward of
merit and ability, which honesty and
integrity may win but which no
amount of wealth can purchase, and
yet Mr. Hay openly and brazenly en
ters the race for the high office of gov
ernor —not on the grounds of ability,
or merit, or integrity, not as deserving,
but as being able to purchase the of
fice. For this Mr. Lorimer was ex
pelled from the United States Senate,
and for this Stevenson should have
been expelled, and it was for a finan
cial consideration that Judas Iscariot
betrayed his Master and Benedict Ar
sold sold out to the enemies of his
All over the nation will the eyes of
true patriots eagerly scan the election
returns to see if the voters of this fair
state have the manhood to rebuke this
open insult and wanton outrage. In
the light of this expense account and
all that it implies, let any man who
will vote for M. E. Hay, but let him
also him have the honesty and man
| hood to look his son or daughter in the
face and say, "My child, I have sold
your birthright for a mess of pottage."
Henry Treadwell spent several days
here this week and bouirht mutton
sheep which he shipped to the Carsten
Packing Co., of Tacoma.
Agree to Donate Two Weeks' Work to
the Cause of the Progressive
The National Progressive Headquar
ters has put under way a plan of pub
licity which is probably unique. The
story really began when Frederick Pal
mer, the war correspondent, came into
camp and volunteered his services.
"You know," he said, that most of
the magazine writers are progressives.
Why don't you use them? I'm will
ing to give my services free for any
thing I can do."
Several other magazine writers vol
unteered. Then Will Irwin, engaged
in writing fiction in the country, had
an idea which sent him posting to
headquarters in New York.
"Let's get up a syndicate of maga
zine writers," he said, "and give one
progressive newspaper in every city a
story every day, written and signed by
a man or woman well known in the
magazine world."
Richard Harding Davis had already
declared himself an ardent progressive
and gone to work on the stump. The
project was referred to him and he
also became enthusiastic. The result
was an informal meeting last week at
which the matter was put on foot.
Will Irwin, having had experience as a
magazine editor, a magazine writer and
a newspaper man, volunteered to give
up two weeks of his time to act as
"city editor," and set the syndicate
going. He went to work last Thurs
day morning and by Friday night he
had corralled twenty writers, all of
whom had promised to give every as
sistance in their power.
The following was the list when the
office closed last Friday evening: Rich
ard Harding Davis, novelist, short story
writer, and perhaps the best reporter in
America; Frederick Palmer, novelist
and correspondent for American publi
cations in seven or eight wars; Jesse
Lynch Williams, novelist; C. P. Con
nolly, professed muck-raker, who has
lately made much stir by his attacks on
the courts; Arthur Weyl, author of
"The New Democracy," which has
been called the best statement of Pro
gressive principles; P. C. McFarlane,
clergyman, fiction writer, magazine
article writer; Louis Evan Shipman,
playwright and novelist; Issac M. Mar
cosson. authority on finance; William
Allen White, a wheel horse of the Pro
gressive movement whose literary ac
tivities are too wide for description
here; Judson C. Welliver, Washington
correspondent and magazine muck
raker; Frank A. Munsey, whose maga
zine speaks for itself; Samuel Merwin,
co-author of the famous "Calumet X,"
and more recently author of "The Cita
del," a statement in fiction of Progres
sive principles; his collaborator on "Cal
umet X," Henrp Kichell Webster,
author of innumerable novels and maga
zine articles; Dr. Woods Hutchinson,
writer of popular science for popular
magazines; Franklin P. Adams, of New
York, and Bert Leston Taylor, of Chi
cago, who divide between them the
honor of being the wittiest American
paragrapher; John T. McCutcheon, the
inimitable cartoonist and humorist in
the Chicago Tribune; George Fitch,
the humorist; Edna Ferber, whose Em
ma McChesney stories and lively hum
orous reports on the National Conven
tions have brought her sudden recent
fame; Wallace Irwin, probably the most
prominent American writer of light
verse, and the author of "The Japanese
School Boy;" his brother, Will Irwin,
article writer and novelist.
"This list," said Will Irwin yester
day, "is only a hap-hazard thing. It
is made up merely of those prominent
writers whom I could find in two days
of frantic telephoning and telegraph
ing, There are as many more of equal
prominence whom I have not yet been
able to reach. Of course, I have not
approached any writer who is not known
to be a Progressive, but no one has
turned me down so far; in fact, the
$1.50 Per Year
answers have been most enthusiastic.
George Fitch wired that he was busy
starting a Progressive daily paper, but
would sit up nights and help out. Ed
na Ferber wired with premeditated bad
"I'd like to get in line if I ain't
shoving nobody. Consider me and my
Remington No. 6 as your'n,"
"J. T. McCutcheon not only came
through himself, but set to work to
hunt up the other writers of Chicago
and thereabouts. A present guess is
that the list will include forty people;
already it makes any magazine title
page I ever saw look cheap. These
people are going to be asked to furnish
us a little of their best stuff. Then it
will be shipped daily to the newspapers
who are given the service. It is pos
sible that we will have enough matter
to get out two services —that is, to send
copy to two newspapers in each city.
Part of the plan is to have a wire ser
vice —to have first-class reporters among
us, like Richard Harding Davis and
Frederick Palmer, for example, do
special signed reports on some of the
big events of the campaign, like Roose
velt's more important meetings. The
syndicate is only two days old, and it
has gone so well in the beginning that
almost anything may come of it."
The Vote on Constitutional Amendments
A Surprise to Standpatters
It may be remembered that last
spring Colonel Roosevelt went to the
Ohio constitutional convention that was
being held at Columbus, Ohio. He
made a speech there that awoke the
entire country. It was discussed far
and wide and by all classes of people.
Many and bitter criticisms were passed
on the speech. President Taft es
pecially has devoted no little time to
criticising Mr. Roosevelt's advocacy of
the initiative and referendum.
The convention finished its delibera
tions and submitted a number of
amendments to the constitution to the
people of Ohio for their vote. This
vote was taken on August 26, and
here are some of the things that hap
Initiative and rererendurn 801,266 224,<81
Welfare of employes 840,511 184,968
Conservation 306,366 187,276
Klght hour day 8*2,188 224,96 d
Removal of officials 334,728 181,124
Workmen's compensation 310,010 205,949
Mind you, this happened in staid
old Ohio —one of the most conserva
tive states in the union, the home of
President Taft; a state made up of all
classes of people —laboring class, agri
cultural class, merchants, manufac
turers, lawyers. Yet on all these ques
tions involving the great, broad princi
ples of the rule of the people and so
cial justice, the votes were overwhelm
ingly in favor of the policies today be
ing advocated and advanced by the
progressive party in its contract with
the people.
Nothing could more clearly indicate
the trend of public opinion, the rising
tide, the demand of the people for a
broader participation in the manage
ment of their own affairs, than this sig
nificant vote by the people of the great
state of Ohio. We prophesy that as
Ohio went in August on these ques
tions so goes the Union in November
on these questions.
W. W. Gideon, of Wenatchee, can
didate for sheriff on the progressive
ticket, spent Wednesday and part of
Thursday among the voters in this vi
cinity. He is highly pleased with the
outlook and encouraged to believe he
will be the next sheriff of Chelan
county. Mr. Gideon's record will
stand investigation. He has been a
citizen of the county long enough for
the voters to size him up.
We had a call from Olof Hanson, a
Seattle architect, yesterday. Mr. Han
son is interested in a Cascade Or
chard fruit tract and is getting his first
crop of apples this year. He is highly
pleased with the quality of his apples,
which nearly all graded extra fancy.

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