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Sons of the Soil Meet in Conven-
tion Jvnc Bth and 9th
Visit the College-Discuss Live
Yesterday and today the town has
been in possession of the farmers.
The big convention now in progress on
the hill is made up of farmers from
every corner of the state, from the
fertile prairies of the Big Bend, from
the irrigated districts of the central
part of the state, from the banks of
the Columbia and from the West Side.
The chance to visit this section of
the state as gueits of the college at a,'
cost of only $5 for the round trip was
an opportunity not to be passed by,
hence the large representation.
The delegates began coming in
Thursday and by Friday noon about
300 farmers had begun the inspection
of the college and its method of work
The following is a partial list by
counties, the names of some of the
late arrivals being unattainable:
Adams—Claud Imus, W G Offut, A
S N ewlands, B W Berry, W M Horn,
F E Crawford.
Asotin—Geo Peaslee, Frank Mor
Benton—E F Benson, Delepine,
John Murray, H M Bartlett, John
Cbiaholm, C W Nessley.
"Chelan—C A Leedy, Mike Horan, E
H Traak, L V Wells.
Clark— Fred Duback, Fred Ed
monds, Joseph Lechner.
Clallam-Capt W Horn, Thos W
Knoph, J E Colder.
Chehalis—J Musgrove, C E Wag
ner, Geo Morris, E L Brewer, J V
Parrish, Scott Stevens.
Columbia -Dr. Pietrzicki and wife,
Joe Fontaine, W H Richardson and
wife, J A Knox, L C Brown, M Win
Cowlitz-B F Shepherdson, G T
Douglas—C Hensel, E B Porter.
Ferry -Herman Sherman, W H
Covert, F Coryell.
Franklin—G M Cordiner.
Jeffer.-on—D S Troy, Mr« H L
Blanchard, A N Godfrey, S Curry, P
Garfield -Jas McKanse, J R Schwck
loth, Wm Gammon, A McCan, W J
Island —P P Custer, X P Frostad.
SanJuan~Ben E Harrison, D Kepler,
J Patterson, H L Donahue, Dr Geo T
Wright and son.
Kittitas—W H Rader, E G Grind
rod, Adam Stevens, B F Reed, E S
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THE PULLMAN HERALD
[Coleman, FP Calkins, CJ Waggon-
I er, D T Edwards.
Kitsap -Max Vetter.
Klickitat—L L Lampson, M L Mc-
Cann, Wm E Hornibrook, Jas Will
ard, W H Ward, Chas M Hus.
King-Otto Fomm, E A McDonald,
E J Ross, D Ham, J T Gilmore, E J
Nelson, H G Graham, E B Smith, J
Lewis-Harry Morris, J C Bush,
Frank J Soliger.
Lincoln—Otto Wollweber, G Gar
ber, Geo. Wilson, Wm. Lauritzen.
Pierce—W J Langdon, H Paulha
mus, Wm. Benthien, C H Ross, Orton
Brothers, E S Ridge, D Goodrich,
Pacific—V t M Bullard, S 8 Mc-
Ewing, Ray Wheat on, Philip Drissler.
Skamania--Philip Buslock, J 0
Thurston -Clarence Harlow, Fred
Lewis, A Cole, O McMurry, A O Page.
Skaglt -A G Tillinghast, J H Knut
ezen, Geo D McLean, J O Rudene, H
B Peck, E A Sisson, J M Shields, M
McLean, Nat McCullpugh.
Snohomish—D F Sexton, T N Ben
nett, W L Bentley, J F Littooy, A M
Ferrel, H S Hansen, C H Morgan,
Stevens—J Sparks, Henry Bauer,
R Butte, R Kennie.
Spokane—J Mclntosh, A D Thayer,
F M Martin, E H Morrison, A Hedin,
J L Smith, C L Smith.
Whatcom—C E Flint, Andrew
Smith, J C Balch, G Herndon, C M
Whitman R C McCroskey, [L C
Love, Henry Rock, C B Kegley, Pat
Lynch, Mike Lynch, E C Ellis, Geo
Walla Walla—Martin Weller and
Yakima -E Thompson, H M Liehty,
S J Harrison, Duncan Dunn.
The first event on Friday was a
meeting in the college chapel addressed
by Pres. Bryan.
The visitors remained for the regu
lar chapel period and heard a short but
much appreciated concert by the cadet
band. Immediately following this,
the members of the experiment sta
tion staff gave short talks on phases
of the work under their charge. Prof.
Fulmer hpoke on the work in chemis
try; Prof. Nelson, veterinary science;
Prof. Severance, agronomy and animal
husbandry; Prof. Waller, Irrigation;
Prof. Thatcher, chemistry; Prof.
Thornber, horticulture and forestry;
Prof. Melander, insect pests; Prof.
After luncheon at Ferry Hall the
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 19()c,
party was conducted by Prof. Nelson
and the guides through the scientific
laboratories and the veterinary depart
ment. The visitors manifested much
interest in the veterinary field work.
At three o'clock was held a meeting
of the committee on "Improvement in
Agriculture." Thia committee con
sists of Pres. Bryan, Director of the
Experiment Station ; D. S. Troy, Pres.
State Dairymen's Association; W. H.
Paulhamus, Pres. State Horticultural
Assn. ; E. Benson, Pres. State Live
Stock Assn. ; R. C. McCroskey, Pres.
State Grain Producers' Assn.; and C.
B. Kegley, Master of State Grange.
The committee effected a temporary
organization and took a preliminary
view of the work to be done. Perma
nent organization will be made today.
The members of the committee sent a
telegram to President Roosevelt, as
suring him of their support in the
packing house investigation.
At 4 :20 a review of the cadet regi
ment was held on Rogers Field in
honor of the G. A. R. veterans and
the visiting delegates. Much favor
able comment was heard on the splen
did showing made by the cadets and
the regimental band.
In the evening the visitors gathered
in the college auditorium to hear an
excellent concert by the musical de
partment of the college and to listen
to an address by W. J. Spill man, for
merly professor of agriculture here,
but now prominent in the national de
partment at Washington City. Profes
sor Spilltnan spoke feelingly of his
7 1-2 years work in this college, refer
ring to that period as the be«t and
most effective years he ever spent or
expected to spend. Following his in
troductory remarks, the speaker out
lined the work of the department of
agriculture in some detail, mentioning
practical work that was being done by
the various bureaus.
After the address Mr. W. H. Paul
hamus. Pres. of the State Horticul
tural Society, offered the following
resolutions which were unanimously
and enthusiastically adopted and wired
to the President of the United States.
"The President, Washington, D. C,
We, the farmers and stockmen of
the State of Washington, three hun
dred strong, this day assembled at our
State College from every county in the
state, hereby express our hearty ap
proval of your attitude toward effect
ive inspection of packing houne pro
Today's program will comprise a
tour of inspection over the college
farm and experimental plats, an ad
dress by W. J. Spillman on "The Fu
ture of Agriculture in the Northwest,''
a drive out to the model road south of
town and finally a picnic supper in
Dr. Nelson and his committee have
i been working over time to make thia
initial convention a success. Prepara
tions have been under way for several
months, and the results have justified
the effort expended. Three humlrol
farmers have been brought together
and given opportunity to compare viowb
to hear able lectures on subjects in
which they are vitally interested.
Moreover they have had an opportunity
to visit the college and to take notes
on the country. The heavy represent
ation from the west side shows the
appreciation of this chance to see East
ern Washington at a nominal cost.
The success of this first attempt guar
antees that the event will be an annual
The events of the commencement
season begin next Tuesday when the
faculty tender a reception to the sen
ior class in Stevens Hall. Wednesday
at 2 p. m. will occur the annual com
petitive drill of the cadet corpa,
judged t>y Captain M. B. Stokes, tenth
U. S. infantry of Fort Wright. Thurs
day evening in the college chapel the
Lombard gold medal in oratory will be
contested for. Friday afternoon Misses
Thompson, Hallin and Kennedy will
give a piano recital in the conserva
tory. In the evening of the same
day the literary societies will give
their annual entertainment. Saturday
evening the annual musical recital
will be given in the chapel.
Commencement week begins with
the baccalaureate address in the
armory Sunday afternoon by Rev. II
C. Mason, formerly of Pullman but
now of Seattle. In the evening Mr.
Mason will deliver the annual address
to the Christian Associations in the
chapel. Monday, June 18th, the board
of regents hold their annual meeting.
The domestic economy department give
their annual exhibition in the armory
t^nm 2 to sp. m. Miaaes Laura
Thompson and Jessie Farias give a
recital in the afternoon, and in the
evening occur the class day exercises.
Tuesday, Juno 19th, Misses P or
ence Knepper and Mariel Fulmer give
a piano recital in the conservatory.
Tuesday evening, graduation exercises
of the schools. Wednesday will also
be a busy day. The band will give an
afternoon concert, the pharmacy alum
ni hold their annual meeting, Miss
Emily C. Wood will give a graduation
recital, and in the evening the I'res
dent will give his annual reception in
Thursday, June 21st, is Commence
ment Day. At ten a. m. Prof. James
Albert Woodburn, of the University of
Indiana will give the address, taking
for his subject, "The Irrepressible
Conflict." This will be followed by
an address by Governor Albert E.
Mead. Prea. Bryan will then confer
degrees upon post graduates, gradu
ates of the collegiate departments,
the school of pharmacy and the school
of veterinary science. Medals will
also be awarded at this time. At one
o'clock p. m. the alumni association
hold their annual dinner in Stevens
Thursday is the last day of the com
4 VISIT TO
Interesting Letter Describes a Drive
Through the Country in
Shanghai!, China, May 15, 1900.
April Ist was a beautiful spring day
so we decided to go out totheLoongh
wa pagoda and temples. We walked
to the public gardens, here took ricahas,
went along the Rund through the
French concession and out Avenue Paul
This is one of the finest streets in
the concession. It is as smooth as a
pavement, and is bordered on each
side with trees, making an ideal drive
way. Out this way a number of the
wealthy resident! live and some of the
houses are magnificent structures of
from two to five stories high. The
genera] style of architecture is much
the same and is peculiarly adapted to
the Orient. All houses are of brick
with tile roofs, and all have wide
verandahs with broad columns support
ing them. Some of the mansions have
towers and one wonders if the castles
of medieval times have been bodily
transferred to China. Each residence
has its own well kept grounds, often
covering several acres, with a high
wall sorrounding them. Near the mas
sive gate is oft times a small house,
occupied l>y the lodge keeper and his
family. There is breathing room here
and it is a welcome contrast to the
crowded city. There are many Chin
ese gardens out this way and just now
they are brilliantly green, with pat
ches of yellow mustard bloom reliev
ing the monotony.
We had fine ricaha coolies and after
telling them where we wanted to go,
all we had to do was to enjoy our
selves watching things along the way.
It is five miles to the pagoda, and
the drive way is a fine one, being a
regular cobble stone pavement, bord
ered on each side with trees all the
way. Two carriages may pass with
not much room to spare. Yang King
Pang Creek lies on one side of the
road. We soon passed out of Shanghai
proper into the country, where every
bit of ground la in cultivation. Irri
gating ditches are dug around many of
the gardens and when the tide co/nes
in they are filled with water from the
creek. The tide is a great factor in
the life of these farmers. We passed
through several what I suppose would
must go at the Im
mense Reduction of
They won't last long
so come early
be called villages, that differ from the
native city only in having walls
around them. The filth, children,
beggars and general conglomeration
of sights and sounds were the same.
This section,of the country seems
to be tho national cemetery for there
are simply thousands of graves. When
a Chinaman dies he is not planted
once for all but is only temporarily
buried. The priests designate this
place and tho body may be moved a
dozen times before it is finally in a
comfortable spot. The priests claim to
have intercourse with the spirits and
are directed by them. The temporary
tomb is a small house and is not cov
ered with earth, as is the final home
of the departed one. Some of the
mounds covering the graves are small
hills. Garden is planted between and
sometimes clear over the graves and
children play around and over them.
A few aro surrounded by fence, these,
I presume, belonging to wealthy fam
ilies, but the most of them are in
one common garden. There are no
monuments, but a short narrow piece
of granite is placed at the head and
at the foot of each grave.
From the time we left the Avenue
Paul Brunot, there was not one hun
dred yard.s without its beggar, and the
nearer we came to the pagoda the
thicker they were. About a mile from
the pagoda, in among the graves, is
a beggar village, and the Scripture
saying "living among the tombs"
came to me with new meaning. The
huts, of which there were scores, were
rude mat sheds about 6 feet long by
3 feet wide by 2 1-2 feet high. In these
hovels hundreds ot human beings live,
eat, sleep, and raise families. Nearly
every woman had a filthy ragged child
with her, many of them hideously de
formed. There were beggars of every
description. From old men tottering
oa ihe edge of the grave, to the bab«
not yet able to walk, men, women and
children, depending for their very Hfo
on the generosity of passersby. There
was every phase of hideousness, and
repulsive deformities. The lame, the
halt and the blind were there. One
hideous one struck his head repeatedly
on a rock and exhibited the bloody gash
to elicit alms; another had his, pre
sumably, dying father stretched by the
way Hide to arouse the pity "of those
who saw him. Every known deform
ity was there and it turned me sick '■
to see it all. One baby was tied to a '
tree while its mother ran after the '
carriages and ricshas entreating, '
"mommom, bo cash." The filth, *
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