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The Yakima herald. (North Yakima, W.T. [Wash.]) 1889-1914, October 02, 1912, Image 3

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ORGANIZATION WAS THEME !
OF PAULHAMUS' ADDRESS
Meeting at Commercial Club
Rooms Was Most Enjoyable
and Beneficial
PRACTICAL ADDRESS
HUMOR PUNCTUATED
Addresses Were Also Delivered by
Dr. Granville Lowther, H. C.
Sampson, of National Apple
Show, and H. M. Gilbert
Through the courtesy and initiative
of the Yakima Commercial club the
fruit growers of the Yakima valley
were given the opportunity Friday
of listening to a number of .id
dresses on the subject of Co-oper
ation," which, it is confidently be
lieved, will have marked effect c n
the method of doing business in this
region The main assembly room was
comfortably filled when C. G. Ware,
secretary of the club, called the meet
ing to order and made a few remarks
a sto the objects in view, after which
he introduced W. P. Sawyer as
chairman of the evening.
Mr. Sawyer, being a big orchardist
and farmer, mentioned some of the
difficulties experienced in organizing
people of his class so they would
be ln position to protect their own
interests. He put It in a nutshell
with the statement that the fruit
growers would have an absolute
cinch if they would only organize.
"There was a time," he said, "when
It was considered that competition
was the life of trade. That time has
passed. It is nearly impossible for
the individual grower to make a suc
cess, but by co-operation all will be
benefited, the consumer as well as the
seller. We should be glad to have
this opportunity of being able to lis
ten to people who are practical, and
know whereof they speak.
"We must get together or we ate
going to run into snas, as we have al
ready done."
Senator W. 11. Paulhaniiis
The chairman then introduced
Senator W. H. Paulhamus, of Sum
ner, or rather, of the Puyallup valley
The entleman Is so well known here
both personally and by reputation
that It almost seemed as though he
were from the Yakima country. He
gave an address that was si full of
practical ideas and suggestions that
everyone present listened with marked
attention, particularly as his reman...
were Interspersed with v dry humor
that was lrresistable.
The speaker referred in most com
plimentary terms to the State fair
now In progress, particulaly In regard
to the exhibition of Holstcln cattle,
ana as ha is a Judge of livestock us
well as of fruits, his eompimentary
remarks were received with more
than the accustomed gravity.
—I learned something today," he
said. Then he told a story with a
moral, as follows:
"O few days ago an agent tried to
sell me a separator. 1 told him I had
no use ror it, as I sold by milk in
bull; to the creamery. He went on
vo explain how the most successful
dairymen of the world were using
separators and feeding the refuse
milk back to the cows with their
cnoppea feed, in order to have a bal
anced ration, thus enabling the cow
to produce more milk. 1 wus pleased
to notice today, while rid „__ out
through some of the orchards of the
valley, that the orchardists of this
region have already grasped that idea
ln regard to their fruit trees' and
are putting it into practice. They
are allowing peaches and apples to
rot under tne trees, thus using them
as a fertilizer, in order that they will
De enabled to grow more fruit next
year." The point was so plain that
U brought fort ha flood of laughter.
Ten years ago, in an address to
the horticultural union, the speaker
had pointed out that the fruit grow
er must not depend on the little man
wno came around every season with
his lead pencil and figured out the
prices for the fruit. "You cannot de
pend on the outsider to fix prices."
he said.
"I cannot tell you what to do —I
can tell you what we have done." He
then told of a few of the wonders
that had been accomplished in the
Puyallup valley, where conditions
were worse than they are here, for
their output is largely berries, more
perishable and must be hastened to
market more quickly than the peaches
and apples of this region. Some of.
his facts and figures may be sum
marized.
The Puyallup Valley Fruitgrowers*
association was organized five years
ago with less than 100 members, hav
ing nine directors, each of whom
wanted to be president and to run
things himself. Its capital stock Is
(2,000. Its membership has grown
, lo 1,300, and the fact that it has sue
) seeded In getting $127,060 in debt is
i sign that it is in good shape and is
doing business. That debt will not
look to be so large when it is known
.hat the members of the association
ire the principal creditor*.
Prior to organization the growers
received 40, 50 and 60 cents per crate
for their barrles. They have been
»ble to add $1 per crate to the figures
»nd now receive 11.40, 11.50 and
111.60 per crate. The growers fix the
prize, not the buyers. They are en
abled to do this on account of own
ing a cannery of their own. At the
end of the first year of the operation
of the cannery it had gone behind
|2,800, and the directors had to come
to Its help. That cannery plant today
Is worth $250,000, and covers throe
and a quarter acres of ground space.
Its output this season of blackberries
In gallon cans was 130 carloads.
The membership of the association
extends over a country six miles
square, and the organization did a
business this season of approximately
ree-quarter of a million dollars.
"There is Just one way that such
results can be obtained, and that is
by organization. Raeh attempt of the
Individual to accomplish it has Ueen
marked by failure. This Is a duy of
organlzaton. I am a member of the
grange, and at tho meetings mueh|
time Is spent and lost ln discussing!
the Initiative and referendum, thej
parcels post system and everything
about running the government. I be
ll 3 the time would be bettor spent
t liscussing how best to conduct our
( n business.
1 'We must take care of the people
who are already here, and not devote
so much money and time In inducing
others to conic. The railroads of this
vicinity are more interested In the
amount of apples consumed In Se
attle, Spokane and other nearby mar
kets than they are in what is being
consumed along the line of the New
York Central. More time should be
devoted to meetings of this kind, and
ln showng us how we can make a
success of our business.
Bouquet for Yakima Yallcy
"You raise the best apples, peaches
and pears ln the world, but you must
make a profit on them or you will
not make the business a success. We
were with our raspberries like you are
with your peaches. By organization
we have multiplied the acreace ant»
tonnage and have increased the price
received by the grower.
"The railroads can be compelled to
give good service. I sued the North
ern Pacific, railroad and got $14,000
for bad service, and thit sum, in
stead of being distributed among the
members of the association, was used
as a nucleus for the cannery fund,
hence we have named it the Northern
Pacific cannery, and the railroad com
pany will ultimately learn that it was
one of the best investments that it
ever made.
"Years ago we received for the fruit
we shipped one-third of the price it
cost the consumer. Now we are try
ing to act as grower, middleman and
seller, and find that it pays."
Disadvantages of dealing with com
mission men were referred to, but
that is a story by itself.
Suggestions were made that grow
ers here might increase their sales
by putting up their peaches in cheap
er packages.
The speaker told how the cannery
at Granger came to be started. Pie
served lo him at the Granger hotel
was found to have been made of ap
ples canned and shipped in from Puy
allup What do you think of that,
and that is an apple country?
Terse suggestions
Yakima alfalfa growers were giv
en a dig to tho effect that they should
grow better alfalfa. Washington
makes but 27 per cent of the butter
she consumes. Feed the alfalfa here
to the dairy herds, and ship the but
ter. Mere cows and more diversified
farming. Do not plant all the land
to apples. The best asset for any
state is a prosperous people, it Is all
right to look after the spraying and
the codlin motln, but remember, that
you must soil at a profit or go out of
business. The success of the state
depends upon the success of the man
on the farm. This is especially truo
of Yakima county. You may not
realize the full benefits of organiza
tion until you get a good trimming.
There was sufficient food for ,-e
--flection in the remarks of the speak
er to last his hearers for several
years, and at the conclusion he was
greeted with hearty applause.
Dr. Granville l,o\vthcr's Address
Dr. Granville Lowther was intro
duced, and spoke as follows:
The day of individualism is rapidly
passing away, and the day of organi
zation has come. Talk as we will
against combines, they are an evolu
tion of economic conditions; of ad
vance civilization; and accomplish
greater things than could be accom
plished by individuals working alone.
With all the wrongs they have In
flicted upon society, and are inflict
ing, they are as a well trained army,
compared with a mob. The political
fight to destroy combines is a delu
sion. They have grown as a result of
competition between individuals, as
armies grew from personal strifes, as
worlds have grown from the conflict
of tho atoms.
It Is folly to fight the laws of com
mercial gravitation. These laws lead
to organization, as unerringly as the
laws of physical gravitation leads to
world building. It is the law of the
"least resistance," the law of the
"conservation of energy," and the
"elimination of waste."
There are thousands of men, who
belong to great corporations, who
preferred not to belong. They pre
ferred to transact business, as they
had done in the past, individually, or
with one or more members of the
same family as partners. But compe
tition, copelled them to combine their
interests with others or be crushed
under that merciless wheel of the
Juggernaut.
if I were a fruit buyer, I woukl
belong to some large organization of
buyers, where there were diversities
of talent and division of labor and
get the benefits of specialists in par
ticular lines. I would also want In
connection with other buyers, an In
formation bureau, which would en
able us to tell each day, what the
market conditions would Justify. I
know this would be subject to abuse,
but it is important, in any safe con
duct of the business.
Not being a buyer, and not ln any
practical sense a grower Just now, yet
wiib my Interests connected with the'
growers, I feel that the only salvation
for tlte growers of this country is to
get together and work in harmony
with lihe currents of civilization, as
we wopld adjust ourselves to the
winds ahd tides.
Saving the Waste
However we may work out tho
marketing problems of the future, we
must, we absolutely must work up
our waste fruit into food products.
We must have canneries, evaporators.
elder presses, vlnepar factories, and
facilities for the manufacture of Jams,
Jellies, batters, plckols, etc.
Mr. Fairchild today called my at
tention to an experience he had in a
mining district, where the food sub
stances contained an undue propor
tion of fats; and some one shipped in
spiced pears, and the minors Were
ravenous for them. II furnished the
acid necessary to make a balan -ed
food ration. For those products, the
managers of the organization could
find a market as well as for the (Teen
fruits.
Mr. Paulhamus has demonstrated
! that it is possible to start in a small
j way, without a large amount of cupi-
I tal at first, and put the profits (pf the
| business Into enlargements, until such
I time as It meets the requirements o.
I the organization.
din It He Financed.
1 think there is no question about
It; If enough men of responsibility
take hold or it. Certainly they can
figure out some way to do It. 1 have
been told thnt the banks consider Ihe
fruit business loss secure than other
Industries, such ns wheat and corn,
and (hat they are very conservative
about lending on such security.
We do not blame the bank! for
conservatism In this matter for thov
are handling trust funds. and are
hedged about with laws. 1 have gen
erally found the banks ready to ex
tend credit to their patrons whore
(hey could do So safely under the
laws of banking Institutions. But
farmers who leave their fruit rotting
on the grounds are not very good
risks and tho promise to do hotter in
the future may have to be demon
strated in order to establish credit.
How They could Finance Themselves
In Europe, and in parts ot the
United States, the farmers in many
sections have financed themselves.
They do this by organizing co-oper
ative associations for buying and scll
| ing. They have co-operative stores,
I co-operative banks, and co-operative
j marketing. They take the money that
they would ordinarily deposit In the
| other banks and establish a credit of
I their own, and while there have been
I a few failures through mismanage-,
! ment, the percentage of failures is
I not nearly so great, as with com*
I petltive institutions.
j Suppos-' 300 fruit growers should
organize a small banking institution
and the average deposit were $500,
there would be enough to install some
of the things we need, besides, wo,
could help our brother farmers, witlil
lonas, on conditions similar to those j
they now get, and our sbctirity be.
better than it Is possible for tho bank
as ordinarily conducted; because his'
fruit is signed up to be delivered to
the association, which Is also the bor
rower's banker. j
Whether this be considered wise
or unwise under conditions that sur
round us here, it ought to bo possible
for intelligent, industrious and honest
farmers to get the credit they need
to establish whatever Is necessary Tor
their permanent success.
Co-operation of Organisations
It seems to mo there might be
worked out a plan by means of which
organizations that have been compet
ing in the past might preserve their
identity, and still co-operate for cer
tain, things. For instance, the buyers,
the commission men, the selling
agencies, the horticultural union, and
tho association, are all interested in
the permanent success of the fruk
industry of this country.
They want to improve the roads
and build up the town. They may
not all be equally interested ln util
izing the waste products, but they are
all interested. They are all Interest'
ed in the gathering of statistics.
These statistics should not be the
property of one firm or one organi
zation, but should be the property of
the public und published in the daily
papers, the same as the prices of
wheat, corn, oats or stocks on the
stock exchange.
They would not come wiih the
same degree of accuracy as the com
modities named, because not gath
ered from so wide a field, nor in so
scientific a manner, but they would
eliminate a largo element of uncer
tainty that now attends the business
and every farmer could have ail tho
information that the buyers have and
determine what he wants to do in tho
light of all the information obtain
able.
All are interested more or less in
cold storage problems. Then there Is
legislation, transportation, and a uni
form pack, idl questions that affect US
mutually. Now, if there could be mu
tual action on question in which we
are mutually concerned, it would be
a step forward. 1 know this is dif
ficult, because you have been fight
ing each other ami perhaps you saw
no other law of self-preservation. But
now it seems to be the law of self
preservation Is the preservation of
others as well as ourselves and the
Kilkinny cat fight should come to an
end.
„. 0, Sampson, vice president and
general manager of the National Ap
ple show, and M. H. Gilbert delivered
brief speeches, full of suggestions ap
propriate to the occasion.
The speeches were of such an edu
cational value that much practical
good Is certain to result.
CASTORIA
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the jjf >VO^^"
Signature of *^4iaSyZ'<<&**^
FOIt SALE
Fine 10 Acres of Tieton
One of the finest ten-acre tracts of
unimproved fruit land, four and one
half mileti from North Yakima, for
sale at Ichs than half value. One
thrd oaSh, balance on long tine if
desired. For particulars inquiro of
CBL-UU-M KNECHT at the Em
porium.
i nc iamitia neKALU, WbDNESDAY, UL.T. 2, 191?
ADMIRAL SOUTHERLAND, IN
COMMAND U. S. TROOPS,
WATCHING NICARAGUA
tests against the occupation of Nic
aragua by United states marines.
Confirmation of the reported occu
pancy of Granada by Admiral South
ei'land was received at tho state de
partment in a dispatch from the ad
miral. The dispatch indicated that
tho passage from Mangaua was made
without serious opposition from the
rebels. Apparently no shots wore
Hied after the advance guard of the
American Vorces was hailed near
Masaya.
It is believed tho men reported in
jured by rebel shots were struck by
missiles hurled at the train by rebel
Sympathiser*. With United States
forces polking (iranada and tho rail
road between that city and Managua,
officials bellcvo the situation Is well
In hand. i
TAX LEVY FOR 1912
FIXED AT 5.79 MILLS
I State Will Collect $5,819,449. 80
Per Cent Will Go to Counties
for Schools and Roads
OI.YMPIA, Sept. 26. —Figures given
(out by the state board of equalization
i show that the tax levy for state pur
poses for 1912 is 5.79 mills, which will
Iraise a total of $5,819,449 for all pur
poses. Of this amount only $1,888,3(8
goes Into the state general fund to
conduct tho state departments and In
stitutions. The state school fund this
year gets $l,!inp,t>64. the military fund
$ii(i,sr> *j. permanent highway $1,005,
--08(1, the public highway $502, 543,
while the flat tax for institutions of
higher education brings a total of
$1,055,341.
This shnwi*.. that practically 80 per
cent of all taxes raised goes for roads
and schools and is returned direct to
tho various counties and to the insti
tutions, the state merely acting as
agent and handling the money much
as ii bank would handle It.
The tax levy this year is in reality
a reduction, but owing to the fact that
the legislature fixed a flat rate for the
higher educational institutions for the
first time that fund gets more money
than ever be/Core, as does the perma
nent highway fund. This Is also fixed
by law, and the board of equalization
can-not alter the levies. The general
fund, however, is greatly reduced.
In Billion Dollar Class
Figures siv«sn out today show that
the aggregate value of all real and
personal property as equalized by the
state hoard of equalisation Is $1,005,
--089,251. AVrc-hington for the llrst
time is in the billion-dollar class,
figuring from an assessed valuation.
This means that inasmuch as tho gen
eral average for the state of the as
sessed ratio to tho actuul value Is
42.41 per cent, taxable property In
Washington has an actual value of
$2,500,000,000 In round numbers.
A. new levy is included this year
and that is the half-mill for public
highway funds. Taking away this
levy, tho total would be less than a
year ago. Bast year's levy was 5.03.
WERE RETURNING HOME
AFTER DAY AT FAIR
Other Machine in Crash Owned;
and Driven by John Noel, Pro
prietor of Taxicab Stand—ln
dian Hurt in Another Accident
Fivo persons were seriously injured
Friday afternoon at half past live
o'clock when an automobile driven
by Francis Hay, the son of D. A. Ray,
of Nob Hill, and containing the young
man's mother, futher, sister and Dr.
A. J. Li nileux, with dental offices ln
the Miller building, collided at Tenth
slnet mar Pine street with a tour
ing cur owned and driven by John
Xnil, who runs a taxicab stand at
tho Yakima hotel. In Noel's machine
was Newton Gray, who with the
others sustained severe injuries.
Both machines were wrecked and
the occupants of the Ray automobile
were hurled violently to the ground
when tho accident occurred. In the
rami- vicinity yesterday afternoon an
Indian was hurled from his horse
when struck by an automobile crowd
ed with passengers. This accident
occurred at Pacific and Fair streets.
Tho Indian was not badly hurt.
The injured In tho former collision
are:
li. A. Hay, severely cut about the
face.
Mrs. I>. A. Ray- shoulder bone
broken.
Miss Baths* Ray, bruises and
:- bock.
Francis Ray, bruises, cuts and'
shock.
In. I.i-mleux, hip biulsfd, and pos
sible fracture.
Newton Gray, abrasions and cuts
of the racp and bruises of the body.
I John Noel, cuts and bruises-
LARGEST ORCHARD
OF PEACHES BURNED
Owners of Famous Bagley Prop
erty in Georgia Apply
the Torch
■VMERICUS, Ga., Sept. 26.—Afier
threalening three successive Seasons
to destroy their big peach orchard the
largest In the world, the ltagloy Or
chard Co., owners of the l.ngley es
tate, cut down (heir trees last week
piling them in huge heaps and binn
ing the brush. The bonfires wee
starte,l .Monday and continued to
burn for two days. .
Tho Bsgley orchard was one of tiie
first to supply the eastern market
wiih Blbertss on s tares scale, it
was originally planted alioul 20 veils
ago, and had boon extended until the
orchard contained 226,000 trees sev
eral years ago a syndicate of Souih
Carolina capitalists took over the
property and attempted to operate '-'i
the same scale as they would a man
ufacturing enterprise. In two Masons
they became thoroughly disgusted
with their investment and concluded
to cut down the trees and convert the
property Into a cotton plantation.
This decision was held up sach year,
bill the small prolits secured from
the iiir_» bumper crop brought the
final decision lo wipe out the orchard,
History of (ho Orchard
Judge Gober, of Marietta, (la., was
ths original rounder of the orchard,
and for years the propertj wan
known as the Qober-Bagley orchsrda
it represented an Investment, all told,
Including the land of nearh a million
dollars. Expert farmers have declar
ed that the same land will produce
an average of one-half hale cotton to
the acre which would insure thij,
owners fully double the dividend!
they have received from their „r-
chard Investment Because of ths
lack of canning facilities this season,
this and other orchards in this sec
tion lost thousands or bushels of
poaches, which wont, to waste. |.'ort
Valley and Marshallvlllo orchard
owners wore saved similar losses, as
they had iniorcsted Baltimore Din
ners, with ths result that brunch
plants wore sstabllshed in ths peach
section curly tho past spring, witn a
capacity sufficient to handle all of
the surplus fruit. „
APPLE SHIPMENTS
FORTY CARS DAILY
Railroads Figure That Business
Will Take on Big Proportions
Next Week
Apple shipments rrom the Yakima
valley nt this time are running at
about forty carloads per day. oper
ations are more or less constant in
all the orchards but no especial rush
work is in pffogrsss, duo largely to
the fact that tho Slate lair in North
Yakima this week Is dividing the in
terest and making inroads Into ths
labor situation, hands breaking away
daily to attend the fair attractions
Railroad people who have been gig.
Ing up tho situation are convinced
that next week there will be a rush
of fruit and that tho shipment! will
run into a remarkably high total.
Storage Spaoo limited
One fact is making itself evident
at this time nnd that Is thai the stor
age demands will be awa> beyond ill"
storage space available and that some
fruit will of necessity he stored in
transit, a plan not hitherto adopted
hero, or else sold outright because of
the ract that there are not adequate
means ot holding It here. Considera
ble storage space lias been aid -i
wllhln (he past year hy the construc
tion of cellars on th ranches, by Un
building of frost proof basements in
warehouses of tho associations and In
other ways. What has been added ii
this way, however, is altogether in
adequate so far as the demand of
this season Is concerned.
YAKIMA HOP MARKET
NOT YET DETERMINED
Small Sales That Have Been Put
Through Do Not Establish
Anything Locally
Just what the hop mark. t. Is to
be Is a thing that the growers arc
now worrying about. Following
some Oregon opinions it Is the Idea or
Homo of the local growers that buy
ing, once It stalls, will be brisk
that tin- crop will clean up. mi trie
market side, in slmrl order after the
movement has begun. Others here,
jsuch as Guy Grafton, who is on tin
I buying end, think It will drag along
for a. considerable time and is nut
likely to show any special life a.nl ac
tivity, such as other seasons have
manifested.
.\ot Ready to Prophecy
George Mitchell admits that at this
stage of the proceedings no is unn
ble to make a prophecy as to what
may be expected He says thsra
have been a number of small deals
put through at from fifteen t.t nine
teen cents and that the market price
if there Is any. Is somewhere between
fifteen and eighteen cents. In view,
however, of the enormous yield In
the northwest yards and the excel
lent quality of ihe hops, taking them
all through, Mr. Mitchell says be i'
prepared to pause a little longer be
fore attsmptlng to say this or that
Is actually tho fat '
Oratress A-sttvs otherwise
Harvesting Is about over for Vik-
Ima, but all the hops ar.- not baled
and many or y.e growers, having
cleaned up on the picking are tinn
ing their attention to othsr phases
of their business, the yards for tin*
most part beln_c but adjuncts ro
business Intsrssta Which demand at
tention ut this time.
For n summer enli in th. !,• .. I
take im ilt'iiis of camphor on a lump
of sugar.
CORN CONTEST WILL ALSO
DISTRIBUTE CASH PRIZES
Traffic Manager Miller Says the
Doctrine of the Dairy Cow and
the Hog Must Be Spread in
This Valley
Norlh Yakima and the Yakima val
ley are to havo a visit, the approach
ing winter, from the agricultural
demonstration trains of the 0.-W, ft
& N. company This train will prob
ably visit this section in .1 inuary and
two things will lie particularly en
forced upon the ranchers one will
be thS value and tho need of greater
attention to the dairy and hog inter
ests and their developnint to their
highest power. The second will he
the corn growing possibilities if
Washington. The railway company Is
to hold a corn contest and a com
show. Announcement of this, and of
ihe ooming of the demonstration
train was mm In in North Yakima
Thursday by 15. P. Miller, traffic
managed of the company. Ho wai
hers in attendance on ths fair and
«as enthusiastic.
"Our company," said Mr, littler, 'is
giving a cup as a trophy in tho dairy
contest and I came over to see the
Fair, In see the COWS in the contest
and to become acquainted with the
Stockmen, I have seen the cows md
nut their owners and am delighted
.\itii both. There is splendid stock
here, but more of it is needed.
Need for livestock
"Ton may remember iimt at the
banquet here, when our company en
tiled titi.s country, I spoke or -he
need tor more attention to tho live-
Btock At tbe lair today I was de
lighted with the conditions ns 1 found
them. Progress ****** been ma-M and
al thai you are but started, <>ur
people, as you know, have faith in
this valley That is why we built our
line hen' Personally, 1 leys it.
"Our Mr. C, _. Smith, who is the
railway agriculturist, was on t'.i-
grounds today and in the general coii
vsrsatlon Mr. VandeWater, our rep
resentative In ibis vallej believing rite
idea lo he a ftexoellent one, it was
decided lo bring our tleniollstl'utio.l
(rain lure in the winter. We will
havo oattlfl ami hugs, and will show
Ihe right and Ihe wrong typos, how
to teed and Itow not to food nnd we
will endeavor to answer the qUSStiohg
Unit the dairy ai.d hog men are ask
ing. We hay* our own corps of ex
pel-ts, but we work in conjuncMiui
with llio Slate colleges. An invita
tion will be e_le. tiled to >our State
College to co-operate with us and no
tices will be sent to the farmers l,
prepare to ask us questions,
"As lo lite coin contests, we plan
on hSvdhg Iwo, one for eastern Wash
ington and Idaho, and one for Ore
gOß. i Uir coin shOWS "Hi be at Col
lar or some such place in Washing -
ton and at or near Pendleton in oro
gon and Wo expect some surprises.
Remarkable as v may seem, it is held
by many that corn will not grow hero,
whereas at .lour State fair wo havo
seen as good ears a.s the world can
produce. Announcement is inaile now
Unit the farmers may know of what
we plan.
"We will distribute many hundreds
of dollars in prizes and next fall, nt
111 harvest, the growers inn ,_av»
their best, tor exhibition it la not our
Object to pi'oluce lass wheal, by pro
ducing nioro corn, but to save tho
million acres along our line now an
nually Wasted ■ .summer fallow.
Planted to com that land win not
only produce an excellent crnp, but
Ihe succeeding year will gh c an In
creased win-ill yield,
MoM Corn
"Here In tile Yakima valley \ ot,
do not havo, wllh your Intensive
farming, an\ fallow lami, but you
can produce more corn and morn
corn means bl ttor slock, und better
stock is the direction In which ws
ar.- beading. Annually wo bring In
carload after carload into the hun
dreds ol pork products from the east
and of livo hogs from Nebraska ft-r
\ou people Ini'e and ths lilies you
ought to supply. We waul you to do
the producing rlghl hers, and you
win. The future In thai rsspsol la.
certain; why waste time in delaying
itv
"Thi.s is called a wheat state nnd
Kansas Is a norn state, yel Kansas
grow.-; mors White Utah W.tShiiigl
On "ii, Ida ho and < lallfornts i l
iinnii We are wasting land and op»
port ii nit loh here. iiui railway is
supplied with a corps ol agricultural
.111,1 .-ami. enthusiasts and we propose
in hi tin- territory have the benem
vi ii. ,\o othsi railwaj does, as we
do in thai rsspsol or pays as much
for education for the people in Its
territory. When our demonstrsMoa
train comes here it is yours for jour
lx intsrests."
THREE AVIATORS ARE
HURLED TO DEATH
WASHINGTON, gap) 2 * -Uauten
ant Louis C. Rockwell, i. s. A. ami
Sergeant frank s. Bcott, of Ihe slr
nal corps attached to the arm i
lallon corps, are dead as Ihe result
or an aeeldsui to an arm- aeroplane
late today, ihe machine fell with
both men while SO tSSt In the air.
Koikwiii was regarded the most
careful aviator Three weeks ago he
received ;> certificate as ■_. elvlllan
pllol and sun a t Inn has he. n .
mentlng with various machines in the
aerodrome. Rockwell is the fourth
commissioned officer of the United
States arm] to me.-t dsath in an av
lation accidsni Ha was twenty-eight
years old and his bone was in Cin
cinnati, iii- cause of the accident
wail 1,,, Investigated b> a board of in
■■ ■ '
ll BMPBTDAD, N v . Sept.
John i. i-ungHiurr, former iSngtlsh
. W«_» kil!*il this SVSQing
while flying a biplane with Mechanic
Pierre Chavelller, who eras uninjured.
The machine foil To foot Tho acoi
deiii ""- 'ie lv a wire which became
MASONS' NT
IS DEDICM
Solemn Ceremony Perform-
Columned White Rooms
Yakima Lodge No. 24
OVER SIX HUNDRED
CROWDED INTO RO
Dedication by Most Worsl
Grand Master Frank N.
Candles* and Followed by
ception to Master Masons
With impressive ceremonies,
nsssed by hundreds of Masons
their wives in the columned tvl
rooms of Yakima lodge, No. 24,
and A. M., the new Masonic temi
on Yakima avenue was dedicated li
day evening by Most Worship'
Urand Master li'vanl. S. Mc< andle.
of Tacoma.
Tho ceremony of dedication, •
which Deput> ilr,ml Master A. I
ilenkerson, of Seattle; Grand Beer.
tary Horace G. Tyler, uf Tacoma, an
Past Grand Master Samu."l
Tacoma participated, was »(_, ' '-^
hj a "grand oration by thq
Orator about a grand lud^>
Grand Master Mcl'andless cxi
it. ' Tile orator was .lames .\i\ ■
mack, of Seattle. *
After the dedicatory program
been completed, a reception, al ,vV
Ui* grand officers were introduce
WSJ tendered all Master Masons \ii.
their wives. \
Solemn Ceremony \
Great solemnity marked the dedi
cation oermony. After the spacious
lodge looms had been filled to lln'
doors with Masons of high and low
degree. Masons from all parlM of t'
ttats, together with their wives, Wi.
Ihlpful Master i'buries Heath, ot th
local lodge, opened tho cereniuii.
from the platform.
In robes of their office, tho Grand
lodge oflcers marched Into the room
and took their places upon the plat
form. The Masonic ritual of dedica
tion, which proscribes tho dedicating
of a now home to the three Masonic
principles, was then performed by
Uraiul Master Mcl'andless. assisted by
Deputy Grand Master Henkcr«ion,
Grand Secretary Tyler, Grand Orator
McCormack and Master Masons.
To add lo the solemnity of (he oc
casion an Impressive modulating and
changing of lights, appreciated es
pecially against the pure white col
umns and walls ot the room, was ef
fected. A quartet. In accordance with
the ritual, rendered an occasional
hj mv.
(.ianil Oration
Tho words or Grand Orator Mo-
Cormaok wore listened to with the
gr 'litest Interest, lie traced the Ma
sonic origin and came up through
the centuries to the present day and
to the Yakima lodge, whose home ts
the nearest reproduction of King
Solomon.i temple. Ho dwelt upon the
high ideals ot the order.
It li estimated that over 600 per
sons attended the ceremony or dedi
cation. The Masons wore their aprons,
Ihe women in attendance wore their
best gowns. The event will stand ant
prominently as one of the greatest
ln the history or the Yakima lodge.
FeWwwing the dedicatory ceremony
the Master Masons and gland ufi'ii-ei-s
were entertained al a reception in
which members or Syrlnga chapter,
No. 38, order of the Ku-uern Stair,
participated, a collation was sei've.i.
History of Tsn_|ilii
The laying of ths cornerstons of
the temple occurred on April I, of
! last -ear, the oration being delivered
hy (Irani Orator I tephen J. (.'had
Wick. Tho sotting of the keyston
procured at Jerusalem, was hold o
September 27, of the same year, ar
the event was witnessed by Jite
Masons from all parts i f_ the--~g
li The ituna was |ui,| ho;,' !
Wesley C. Stone, Q, *•'■■ :„
(Irani lit.inter py& ria.sli.-.t n> -
rippnisiiiiai cost I,j n nsWt-) ,n
temple, Yakima's! a. ' rape. ■ i
1868,000, 15 * |
i Ifflcers of tha H *l " jjge i
Churl, i 11" nit. W.«g a 1„ , Moi
gau. S. V\ ; John 11 . r; .i, () jj 5 W . .
■ Emll i. sii-.'h',:, Tr*.-."..te __ H * ■*,
i Willis Hi-nil, Hecreta rj , Jm
iNealsy, B. D.; William w. DeVeaii
'.1 ii, , Herbert 11. Wilcox, Chapto.il
.i i per w I lay, Marshall; Han
aii ... v B. S. . i Hlbert w. Davis, J
s ; i''i,iinis .i. Jacroux, Tyler.
The ,oiii!iiit.ii last night emu
i: !•'. A Morgan, 1.. !•'. Mc
jCurdy, .1 11. Corbett, D. M. Rand, J
if. Barton.
PARDON IS REVOKED
WHEN WOMEN ASK IT
Mrs. Maud Johnson's Career Once
More Brings Her Into \hn
Limelight 1
Governor Hay, upon Uie request of
Mrs. it. i- Mct'redie, .■ Sunnyside.
preeld-ent of the state ['''deration ut
Women's club*, has revoked the con
ditional panic ■ Mrs. Maul Myrtle
Johnson, aged thirty-five years, con
victed In Vancouver, Wash., of ob
taining money under false pretensei
by "faking" injury and suing the
Northern pacific.
After her sentence to the peniten
tiary a campaign In her behalf was
made by women's clubs and somi
nswapapers. it was represented eha
I sing pi i.- in. ,1 After being
pardoned, \h . lohnson took up hr
boms at St nnyslde, in Yakima coun
ty, from which she 6tsapp<
shortly. Investigation Is alleged tv
have proved tie' woman Is i pw
■tonal i : in. ml an I that railroad
street ear con air ovet
United st .ni sa re h. ■ i* victims I
rusted she Will serve out her tei
the W_lia Walla penitentiary.
THRL

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