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WANTS CHANGE IN ROAD LAW King County Pomona Grange held its bi-mootbly meeting at Washington hall, Seattle, last Thursday. An ex periment was had to see if the at tendance could be obtained in the city. The attendance was somewhat disappointing. A very pleasant meeting was held but little business was transacted. A vote of tbe Granges will be taken giving a place of meeting and dates for a year in advance so all can be informed. Some speakers attending the tax institute in the city were invited and Mr. Anderson gave one of the most instructive talks on this subject ever heard by the Grangers. Mr. Ander son understands the matter and it is to be hoped he will be able to get other audiences. Pass Resolution Regarding Road Matters A resolution submitted by the Tax payers Protective League, which it is hoped will decrease cost of road su pervision and work for better results, was passed unanimously. This re ceived first the endorsement of the committee consisting of Messrs. Mess, Cotterill and Markin. The Resolution Whereas, the office of road super visor was created some few years ago by the legislature, who were of the opinion it would be a saving of money to the taxpayers by eliminating a percentage of road foremen then in existence by law, and Whereas, the exact opposite has been the result Irom the creation of said ottice, inasmuch as the incum bents are merely go-betweens from county commissioner to road fore men, thereby lessening the burden of the commissioner for which the tax payers pay $4.00 per day and ex penses, and Whereas, the same number of road foremen are employed as formerly, therefore be it Resolved by the Taxpayers Protect ive Association of King county that the office of road supervisor is a use less one and an added burden upon an already over-burdened, taxridden state and inasmuch as the office is used solely for the purpose of build ing up vicious political machines throughout the state, and if county commissioners do that for which they are recompensed they should plan road work tbemselves and give their orders directly to the road tore men, who should be elected by the people in their respective districts, and be it further Resolved, that we, as citizens and -Help for You!- The kind of help every farmer wants. Reliable, ex perienced farm hands. That is the kind of farm help we have been supplying our customers for 15 years. Our customers and men can place confidence in us —that is why we have the best farms to supply and the best men to select from. Write, telephone or telegraph— WISEMAN & CEDER I SEATTLE I PHONE MAIN 4152 119 W. MAIN ST. j THE WASHINGTON FARMER taxpayers and members of an organ ization whose sole object is to protect taxpayers as far as within our power, do hereby appeal to the honorable legislature of the State of Washington at their next regular session to repeal the law and abolish entirely the office of road supervisor. Respectfully submitted, TAXPAYERS PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. C. R. Cottrell, President. A. T. Rautinberg, Sec. David McKenzie. The resolution was forwarded to the State Grange for ratification and will be sent to other Granges. THE POWDER FACTORY MATTER During the last meeting of the leg islature a bill was passed appropriat ing $50,000 for the establishment of a state powder factory. This was done in order to supply the clearers of log ged-off lands cheaper powder. The location and building of this plant was left with Governor Lister who was to appoint a committee for tbis purpose. As tbis matter has not been acted upon as expeditiously as it was believed necessary considerable fault has been found. Knowing these facts the editor wrote to Governor Lister asking the cause of the delay and asking for a status of the matter. The following letter received from Governor Lister recently explains this matter in detail: Olympia, May 23, 1914. Mr. J. D. Dean: On my return from a trip through the Okanogan country I find your in quiry of May 20th relative to the proposed state powder factory. Replying beg to advise you that the committee appointed by me several months ago to make an investigation of this matter is now preparing its report and I anticipate that the same will be rendered to me within a short time. The committee has been going into the matter very extensively and obtaining all possible information, it being my desire that when a final de cision is reached in the matter such decision be for the best interests of the entire state. I shall be pleased to advise you the nature of the com mittee's report as soon as the same is rendered to me. Sincerely yours, ERNEST LISTER, Governor. WATER SUPPLY FOR FARM HOMES By Tbos. J. Ross, 289 E Morrison St., Portland, Ore. Within the past few years many of the modern conveniences have found their way from the city to the coun try. The farmer has connection with the city telephone system and in many localities, particularly those near the larger cities, electric light and power are also available. 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