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Palouse Republ;c PALOUSE REPUBLIC COMPANY, Publishers. C. P. BRO%VN Editor. .+._ ~Jntered at, {o,~ t,+,scoflice a+ Patens+ 'Naahington. as serene-class matter. SU BSCRIPTIONS : One Year .................. $2.06 Six months ................ tl.00 Telephone Main 67 .-PRIDAY. AI'GUST 19. 1921 UNFAIR COMPETITION Th~ railroad situation is bad and seems likely to become worse. The increase in freight and passenger rates has not solved the difficulty, because there has been a correspond- ing decrease in business. One of the chief causes of this un- satisfactory condition is the unfair competition of the auto stages and trucks. It is unfair because the rail- roads have to construct and maintain their lines and pay taxes to help build the public roads. These high- ways are constructed and kept up at the expense of the taxpayers, but ! studies his alibis in advance, the moreI ! clues he leaves to undo him. ] I The u!oral is that if yon are goingl to be a murderer yon should killI without giving the matter muchI m Lhought. And one way to discourage crime is to make the criminal de- partment of police work a profession and keep none but skilled operatives on guurd.---Oregonia n. INVESTIGATE'BEFORE BUYING. It seems that many stock selling firms all over the country are antici- pating a bountiful harvest among the farmers after the selling of wheat in thiscountry (his fall. and these par- asites will be here in abundance with their get-rich-quick propositions which they will prove pointedly that they are the very thing with which to make all kinds of "easy money," With all due respect to legitimate business, allow us to warn investors in stock selling concerns, unless you know firs+ hand that they are good, and if there is a shadow of doubt in your ruiud, it will be the part of wis- don] to discuss it with )'our banker before investing money freely. There has ah'eady been men boasting that Rosalie and othr Palouse towns will be fine picking for stock sellers this season. Are you to be the goat? Arc are used by motor vehicles in tom- we to lose thousands of dollars this petition with the railroads. Man!- season for worthless paper? ] Do you realize that you have onlyl festly no private manufacturer, who one chance to win on a stock sellingla has to build and maintain his plant, can compete with a rival whose plant proposition and nine hundred and[ ninety-nine to h)se in each thmmand, Is provide~l and maintained by the times chances are taken? I public. Automobiles used solely for the As a usua! thing when a co]npanv pleasure and convenience of their is incorporated and stock sold if the owners have cut heavily Into the adventure proves a success the men- short haul passenger traffic of the eyed men of the organization usu- railroads. The auto stages and trucks ally find a war of freezing out the are now making a still deeper cut In both the passenger and freight traffic. Obvionsly a decreasing vol- ume of business necessitates higher rates, and higher rates mean less b~aslness. The argument for the auto stages and trucks is that they give lower rates and more convenient service than the railroads. The weakness of the argumenl lies in the fact little stockholders to the advantage of themselves and thereby throwing the stockholders and the loss is theirs. and if the adventure fails wholly, then you lose again, so the safest way is to play safe and let the man who is able lose in case of failure. The easy money making seems to be the sole object of the coming of the stock brokers lo the Palouse country this fall. the saving in the short haul whi, Business is business and the farm- er should be as wise as Mr. Stockbro- they give is offset by the increase in ker. Li,qten to the offer of the gain- the long hanl made by the railroads bler and he courteous, but be wise.I and by the rapid deterioration of the Oil stock seems to be a new line, asI highways over which the heavy the gold and silver lines seem to beI stages and trucks operate. The peo- wholly exhausted at this time Re-I pie have to foot the bills resulting salla Citizen Journal. from the higher railroad rates and from the breaking down of the high- ways." What they save at the spigot they more than lose at the bunghole. The ultimate, solution of the prob- lem probably will involve the ado lion of one of two alternatives, eith- er the license for the operation of auto stages and trucks will be raised to a point which will cover the dam- age which they do to the roads or the government will take over the railroads, lower the freight rates and make up any difference out of th( general taxation Some railroads have in past year: been guilty of many offenses against tile public. The paying of dividend.a on watered stock and the fixing of rates on the basis of all the traffic will bear, have aroused the hostility of the people. But the railroads are a Public necessity and the vital prob- lem at present is how to enable them to reduce rates without operating at a lo~s. Protecting them against the unfair comPetition of auto stages and auto ~ruck~, by charging the latter a li- cense commensurate with the dam- age they do the roads would help a lot, and at the same time lighten th~ burden placed upon the taxpayers for the construction and maintalnance of. highways.~Pullman Herald. 01E~ WAY TO CHECK CRIME. "+Par more potent than any other influence in ultimate crime preven- tion is reasonable certainty of de- tection and capture. Men ~111 always debate the value of capital pun~h- ment as a preventive, however they admit its justice, but they are not of two minds on the proposition that it criminal-catching were more of a sci- ence than it is, and if crimes were Practically always followed by ar- rests, the rate of incidence wouhl de- cline at once. Dr. Brumfleld thought he could kill a man and "get away with it" b~se so many murders remained unavenged. Every unsolved mystery of this kind is a direct challenge by society to the wits of the potential criminal. That which has been done, I not once but a score of times, canI con~eivably be done again. There Js aI relationship between the dogged per- statence and the skill in man hunt- ing of the Canadian police and th( low murder rate iu Canada. Recent crime news, by th~ way directs attentioin to a curious anom- aly. The men who planned their crimes long and carefully are being caught; the dements and saddists and de,aerates who have slain apparent- ly on the spur of the moment and without much if any preparation have a much better chance to escape, as.the records show. The more a man ALLIES MAY REMOVE ECONOMIC BARRIER Paris.---'l'ho allied sap:rome oonncll decided tn altolisll the ec+mo!.qk, bar- rier of tile Rhineland on S~pleinbor 15. If German3 cot~tinues to pay oroml;tly her indornnitie.% bat decided ~(, main- tain the occupation of the right bank of the Rhine ~tl!d it).( l~il~l' until tile noxI meeting o! the couu(.il, when i( was 3gl'eed tliat ti!~ lnatlor .~h()tlld I)o reconsidered. The cmlait decided thai the llll~,l- national RuSsian fanlilae relief com- rllission he ('onlllOSed of three dele- Kales from each country Fe|)l,(-Sel)le(| in the connci, hicludine the I'nile({ Slates a.nd Belg%lm. In a resolution adopted by lh~ su- pr(-~lne (fflllncil the ['nilPd ~t./t~,s roll- gress was urged lo pass ~s soon as conv~nienl u l!lO~lSllrf, ill COIllit'l'liOIl with financial relict for .\uslria. tl.~" Aln hassa,lor tta!'vey it) fortlii,d the; mooti!le was still pending, so 1]llll tho Austria, i~ plan may ha IJllt lille opera- tlon. Meeting Bonus Payments. The stale l[inance comnlile(~ i~ l)reparlng to obtain anthorlt.v to con- linue l)aynlenl of soldier's t)on u~ claims after the $ll.0l)0,qitil) ftind voted by the peol)lo last NovemberI is exausted. The best estimates ar+,I tlt~t an additional $2,1)00.000 will bel roquire(l. Governor Hart and mere-/ bet's of the finance centre!tree have/ been anxious |o use tile receipts from I ,the poll tax to pay the rest of the Girls Learn Useful Trades Mrs. Ida McQuesten, matron of the Girls Training School, has begun teaching a class of inmates knitting a,~: carrie~ on in the factories+ Ma- chines have been installed and the girls are knitting socks and stockings and later will knit underwear, all of which will be furnished to differ- ent state institutions which annual- ly require between 12.000 and 15.- 000 suits of underclothes. 1600 doz- en pairs socks and 600 dozen pairs oi stockings for the women anti chll- dren. Training school girls are n)ak-I ink 12 dozen shirts for veterans at~ the two state hollies. Soon a needle- work ntachine will be installed to make special patterns which women interested in the training school of- fer to buy to enable the girls to earn money to prepare lbeniselves for the time when they will be obliged to earn their own way in the world. Women al the state hospitals and 'girls at.the training school are mak in~- their own dresses, underwear aml working clothes Wants Speeding Curbed Letters t,, (tie department or llcen- )se~ uud the 1)uhli patrol show all- 1,oniobile owners generally strongly f~:vor curb!us the speeding evil on l)uhlic highways. Cn-ol)eration +if lo- ('.el flea(-(: oHlcers ill this work is asked by tile state. The ]ice, nse fle- Imrtment reports Oregon has issued nlore drivers licenses than Washing- ton !tit to (lille and efforts will be Iltttd(~ to Co)apel tardy Washington drivers to gel their licenses. % Iowa Rules to Govern ........ 6ood Rubber itee is Wear as long as leather and are more comfortable Why not get all the comfort out of life you can? Come in and have a pair put on. Wc have the Best M[N'S DR[SS AND B ORK StlO[S B 0RK Gl_0V[S Sh(~e lCepairi%,, an,I At'oeS~Ol'iOs "lhe fooi-Fil|er" lheo. [uesinq Shields Block As a nleans of stilnnlating inter- IR'Ii -W N " bon tls claims, h u, this plan wouhl es, in the state fair at Yaki m a the E.)M:~O i!! don I)ropo~ed horseshoe pitching icurna- ~ice merit is proving sucessfu|. Director "~'+ .... ~i[~[,O. + ~or- E. 1, French of the department of that th,~ agri(.ullure announces Iowa rules 4de---n frI will govern the contests. A group of I fndertaker i Olympia officials are forming a team lot contestants: A. W (3alder assis- Wall |' ltant tclerk of the house, has a team aper and (,lass. Pit. i in training at Vancouver, though he lllre Framinlz: calls the l)astime "barnyard golf ' | ' . fate senators Dan Landon of Seattlo Telephone 65 and Oliver Cron)well of Walls VValla have threatened to be rival contest- involve a special legislative session I proposed horseshoe pitching lourna. which the attorney general's office aient believes is unnecessary. The after- E 1,. ney general is confident original act contains authority issuing the extra bonds required to raise money enough to paythe rest of the claims and has suggested a .series of test suits to he filed with the supreme court to prove this con- tention. A conference with veterans arranged by Commander C. D Cun- ningham of the American Legion at the request of chairman C. L. Bab- Crane Creek Lumber Company (Independent Yard) LUMBER, SHINGLES, i DOORS, WINDOWS At the Right Prices ORDERS TAKEN FOR WOOD AND COAL We Solicit Your Business CRANE CREEK I UMBER COMPANY PHONE 52 Smart Trimmed Hats JUST RECEIVED An assortment of various fabric and color combinations. The tur- ban and small Hat is decidedly in favor this season. You are cor- dially invited to inspect them t t PBOFFSSIONAL W. F. Morris(m Attorne3 at Law t> " " ), All 11~:," )Vor 210('iJFi:V ~'~II4IP :r .... Dr. JOhl| ~V. St( b:','[Q ~AR. NI)S~ AND GI,ASS[,]~' FITTED [)ilice in new Cr,,;ghronB Third sno-.N ain Dr. Walter Farnhar~ hyslclan and Residence l>i:one ()Oice l)ia)n~ i62-Y ()i|~c,. in Nalionai BanR l~ldg,,! Dr. E. K. Wolfe Phvsn.arl alld ~urt~el;ll ()0ice il~ ~ocuril v .