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VOL. LV. NO. 24.
It will be O. C. Goes, county super
intendent, beginning next week.
L,. A. Kibbe, who has served in that
office for the last four years and seen
many new school buildings erected in
the county during that time, many
improvements made in the older
ones, several district consolidated,
the teaching force enlarged and the
number of pupils greatly increased,
retires Saturday evening.
Tlie new superintendent assumea
the duties of the office at the time
that practically every school in the
county will take up its year's work.
For the last month, as illustrating his
interest in the work, he has been ac
quainting himself with the details of
the office, and the Outline Course of
Study, to be issued next week, for the
direction of the work in the county
schools this year was compiled by
him, with the assistance of Mr.
Mr. Kibbe plans to attend the Uni
versity of Washington this winter, to
specialize in the study of supervision
and in history, and to take a post
graduate course at either the Univer
sity of California or the University
of Chicago next year, to fit himself
for special work in teaching. He
already has a degree as bachelor of
science from McMinnville College of
McMinnville, Ore., and is also a grad
uate of the Bellingham Normal
school. He had several excellent
offers to take up teaching this year,
but refused them to take the univer
sity work.
Ten of the county schools, those at
Lacey, Chambers' Prairie, Rocky
Prairie, Mima, Mud Bay, North Star,
Zankner Valley, Bordeaux, Case and
Plainview, opened this week, but
most of the others, including the
Olympla schools, will open their
year's work next Monday or Tuesday.
By the following week every school
in the ceunty will be at work.
Following is a list of teachers.
Where there are more than one, the
first named is the principal:
Belmore, Ella Sherrill; Hays, C. F.
Bennet, Blanche Abercrombie; Del
phi, Edwina Lloyd; Tumwater, W.
E. McGuire, Lillain Cooke, Bessie E.
Taylor, Irma Durkee; Bush, Dora
Sumarlidason; Chambers' Prairie,
(Continued on Page 8)
Olympia Brewing Co. Seeks to Have
It Declared Invalid.
Contending that the votes cast for
and against the prohibition law last
November did not equal one-third of
the total vote cast at the election or
one-third of the total vote cast on all
initiative measures, as required by
the constitution, attacking the valid
ity of the initiative and referendum
amendment, and asserting that the
"dry" law is discriminatory, the
Olympia Brewing company is named
as plaintifT in a suit filed in the local
superior court Wednesday against
Secretary of State Howell, Attorney
General Tanner and Prosecuting At
torney Yantis, in another efTort to
have the law declared invalid.
While the attack on the initiative
and referendum amendment, adopted
in 1912, is made on practically the
same basis as former suits, a new
angle of attack is taken on the prohi
bition law itself, stress being laid on
the two points, that the number of
votes cast did not come up to the
constitutional requirement and that
it is discriminatory in that, because
forbidding the manufacture of beer
in this state for either local or export
trade, it permits breweries of other
states to sell their product here.
This, the complaint declares, is in
violation of the state and national
constitutions, the federal section cited
being the one which prohibits states
from passing laws favoring industries
In one state more than another. Other
points are also raised.
The case will probably come on for
hearing some time this month. In
the former suit attacking the "dry"
law, Judge Wright held the prohibi
tion amendment constitutional, and
notice of appeal to the supreme court
was given.
Rainier Resident Believed to Have
liwn Trm|K>ninly Insane.
Temporarily attacked, it is be
lieved, with a form of religious in
sanity induced by attendance upon
revival services held in the school
house near his place, prompted a
farmer named Etka to attempt to
commit suicide Tuesday evening by
slashing his throat with a razor, after
returning to his home near Rainier
from attending the services.
Etka, who is about 55 years old,
will recover, according to Dr. Mil
lington of Tenino who is attending
him. First news of Etka's attempt,
came when his wife found him lying
behind their house, suffering greatly
and weak from loss of blood. He
had cut a gash about four inches long
in the right side of his neck and
hemorrhages resulted from the cut
ting of the outer jugular vein.
Authorities Have (><HHI Description—
Intended Victim Recov
Who it was that shot Emil John
son, a Gate resident, near a barn on
the John Anderson (arm Monday
night, has not been learned by the
authorities of Gray's Harbor county,
who are handling the case, so far as
local officials know, though excellent
descriptions of the man, a stranger
who had been seen loitering around
that neighborhood during the day,
have been furnished.
Latest reports say that young
Johnson, who, it was at first thought,
was seriously wounded by the revol
ver Bhot in his shoulder, is recovering
nicely. He was a member of a party
of Gate people who went to the vicin
ity of the Anderson farm Monday to
assist in fighting a forest fire. He
had left his motorcycle in the Ander
son barn and had started to join the
rest of the party when he saw a
strange man enter the barn.
Becoming suspicious, Johnson went
back to the barn to see who the man
was and what he was doing, and just
as he entered the doorway he was
fired upon and fell to the ground,
wounded in the shoulder. While the
other members of the party ran to
Johnson's assistance, his assailant
escaped through the rear of the barn
and has not been located. Johnson
was taken to a Centralia hospital,
after his wound had been temporarily
dressed, and the bullet was removed
The shooting occurred about 15
feet across the line in Gray's Harbor
county, the Anderson farm lying in
the two counties, and consequently
the case Is being handled by the
Gray's Harbor authorities.
Rescinds Action of Committee in Dis
missing Dodge and Fires
"Star chamber" methods were
used by the city councilmen this
week to settle differences among
themselves over a racket brewing in
the city police depcrtment due to
what various councilmen claimed
was an unwarranted assumption of
authority by the police committee,
and in the regular council meeting
later, after they had "gotten to
gether," the councilmen quietly
directed that Patrolman William
Ganfield, brother-in-law of Chief Ben
F. Hall, be dismissed and Daniel
McKeavy, who has been off the force
for some time on account of sickness,
be reinstated.
The racket in the council started
when the police committee, Council
men Hord, Yauger and Talcott, in
structed Chief Hall to dismiss Patrol
man Herbert Dodge and put Mc-
Reavy back on the force. This was
done Monday- Some of the other
councilmen objected, claiming that
the committee did not have authority
to take such action but that it rested
with the council. They also protest
ed to the dismissal of Dodge.
When the matter came up in the
"star chamber" session prior to the
regular meeting Wednesday night, it
was finally settled by the councilmen
"Hew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall Where the/ May."
Head of the Poultry Department of the Pullman State College,
1 was glad, indeed, when an invitation eanie to me as repr. senta
five of the poultry department of the State College at Pullman,
Washington, from Mr. Van Houten, county agent of Thurston county,
followed hy another from Mr. Horn, secretary of the Olympia Poul
try Association, to visit Thnrston county.
I came at 10 o'clock on the morning of August 2nd and re
mained until o'clock in the afternoon of August Hth. My coming
was a friendly call—it was an effort to get acquainted with poultry
people, poultry Hocks, poultry houses, and the poultry outlook in
Thurston county. Of some of the Thurston county poultrymen 1
could say, "By their good works I have known them;" some of their
hirds I had seen in the show room; some letters were on file in my
office; some flocks were registered in the college poultry catalogue.
But 1 wished to get, the more intimate knowledge that could only
come through a personal chat on the home ground or in the give
and-take conference of very informal community meetings.
Mr. Van Houten most generously put his car and his time at my
disposal. We circled the county, from Nisqually on the north to
Grand Mound on the south. We visited as many poultry plants as
time permitted, among them those of Lee Kegley, at Little Hock:
George Woods, at Rochester; the Brown ranch, at Nisqually; Mrs.
Whipple, Mr. C'rippen, and J. Nye, near Grand Mound: Mr. De Line,
Mr. Weddell, 11. K. Heed, and P. B. Morton, of Olympia. Informal
meetings were held in the Chamber of Commerce rooms at Olympia
and also at Tenino, Rochester and Grand Mound. The time was too
short to enable me to visit more than a limited number of the inter
esting places I should have liked to visit while in the county, or to
meet as many of the poultrymen as I wished to meet.
Some of the things that especially impressed me as favorable on
my visit were, first, the emphasis placed on standard breeding. If
the mongrel tlock is in Thurston county it took to the woods while
I was there. Secondly, the interest shown in dryness, in light and
good ventilation, in winter housing, in sanitary floor and yard condi
tions, in forage crops for green food and in complete rations for the
1 was doubly impressed with the marketing facilities. There is
a good and growing local market. By rail there is Portland in which
to buy feeds and to sell poultry productions; by boat, at a most
reasonable freight rate, there is added to the local market whatever
of advantage, Seattle, Tacoina, British Columbia or Alaska markets
have to offer. And, finally, there are all the natural advantages in
the lay of the land, the character of the soil—a. warm, dry, clean,
sandy loam, yet with fertility for the growth of forage
crops; warm winters, cool summers, cheap lumber —what more could
be demanded for a chicken paradise?
Would Locate Here Herself.
Yet, to touch earth again, 1 saw and heard enough to convince
me that the poultry people of Thurston county have their problems.
The high feed prices of a part of last year and the lower than usual
return for eggs and poultry meat have cut down profits justly earned
by hard work. What is the outlook? I do not know. I can only
say in all sincerity that if I had not undertaken other work which
it behooves me to see to the end, then I would not be afraid to go into
the market egg business in Thurston county today. I should not
expect to tread a rose-strewn pathway, but I would work confidently
for a comfortable living and a home in one of the most beautiful
parts of the state.
Poultrymen should remember that they are not the only business
people that have felt the stringent conditions of the past year. The
successful poultryman is he who prepares for just such emergencies
bv the most painstaking and detailed breeding work, by putting
thought and study into proper housing and feeding, by systematizing
to the last degree the labor on the poultry ranch, by gathering up the
loose ends of the business all along the line, eliminating waste, in
creasing efficiency and making the head help out the hands.
The day will come when poultry people will have learned to
co-operate for their mutual good. If I could have left a message
with every poultryman, woman and child in Thurston county it
would have been this:
Work together in your poultry association. You have in your
secretary a leader worthy of your following. Get all the help that
your county agent stands ready to give you. I'se the poultry depart
ment in your State College at Pullman to the fullest extent. Smile
if you can —if you can't, grit your teeth and stick any way. The
outlook for you is good.
Yantis Will Investigate Affidavits
Filed as Basis for New Trial.
Affidavits intended to prove that
Joe Parrott, recently convicted of the
murder of Fred Weiss near Gate June
3, was in Snohomish, 140 miles away,
that day and in Seattle the following
day, filed this week by C. E. Collier,
Parrotts* attorney, in support of a
motion for a new trial, will be care
fully investigated by Prosecuting At
torney Geo. F. Yantis.
Two affidavits, one signed by the
proprietor of a Snohomish lodging
house and the other by a Seattle hotel
maanger, would indicate Parrott was
far away from Gate on the day of the
murder, though the prisoner was pos
itively identified during the trial by
Gate residents. Another, signed by
Parrott himself, claims that, at the
time of the trial, he did not know the
dates or places he had been early in
June nor the names of witnesses who
could testify for him.
agreeing that (lanfield, who took Mc-
Reavy's place on the force and was
the new member, should go to make
room for Mcßeavy, who had pre
viously been a member of the force
for several years. Such a motion
was made by Councilman Eshoni and
supported by all the councilmen ex
cept Porstell and Romberg.
Notes Two Favorable Points.
State Employes Often Stop Work on
Highways to Protect Forests. i
That state road crews often have
to become fire fighters, stopping work
to head off threatening fires in the
forests, and that they are successful
in this is attested by a letter State
Highway Commissioner William R.
Hoy has received from R. L. Fromrae,
supervisor of the Olympic National
forest, complimenting the highway
department on good work done by J.
Coyne and a crew of state road work
ers in controlling a serious fire on
the Quilcene-Brinnon section of road
in the Olympic forest.
United States Ranger G. A. White
head wrote Supervisor Fromrae that
a camp fire left by hoboes in the
vicinity of Coyne's camp got into the
timber and under great headway. A
passing automobile notified Coyne of
the fact and he lost no time in put
ting his men on the job to prevent
serious consequences.
Judge Herman D. Crow, who re
cently underwent a serious intestinal
operation in the Swedish hospital at
Seattle, has made rapid progress to
ward recovery, according to word re
reived bv local friends from Mrs.
Crow, and expects to come to his
home here within a few days.
•luilfce Crow Much Hotter
400 redmen E\|tected at Annual
Church Session Near (<ate.
Preparations for the annual con
vention of the Indian Shaker church,
to be held as usual on the reservation
near Gate, are already being made
by Bishop Peter Heck, the date hav
ing been tentatively set for October
15. Indians from all over the state
gather at these annual meeting® and,
in addition to the business and re-
ligious features of the session, engage
in a monster "dog" salmon feast.
The only white man to attend the
convention will be Judge Milton Giles
of this city, who has been the In
dians' adviser for years, prepared
their incorporation papers for them
and served as their first secretary.
Some 400 Indians are expected at the
convention, which will last for sev
eral days.
Thurston and Gray's Harbor Com
missioners hook Over Che
halis River Site.
B. P. Littlejohn, A. M. Rowe and
T. Ives Dodge, commissioners of
Thurston county, together with W.
H. Yeager, jr., county engineer, also
J. B. Kirkaldie and E. S. Hubble,
commissioners from Gray's Harbor
county, and the county engineer,
George D- Robertson, together with
several prominent citizens from Oak
vllle and Independence, made a per
sonal inspection Tuesday afternoon
of the proposed new joint road and'
bridge site across the Cbehalis river
at Independence, which has been
under consideration for some time
by the commissioners of the two
They readily admitted the road
would not be difficult nor expensive
to construct, and the bridge site to
be a very good one. They found
many interested citizens at the bridge
site when they reached the river,
some of them settlers who have been
anxiously waiting for this bridge for
the last 20 years. They have asked
for it many times before only to
have their wants forgotten; now,
when at last there seemed some hope
of their wish and need being brought
to a realization, they were on hand
to express their gratification.
Mr. Sawtell, one of the early set
tlers of the Independence section,
now quite an old man, stated to the
officials he did not expect to live a
great many years longer and that he
hoped to see the bridge built and the
road completed, as it would probably
be the last work he would ever ask
them to do.
This new road will cross the Che
halis Indian reservation, comprising
many acres of very choice river bot
tom land, and will bring new set
tlers to both counties. There is some
settlement being made on the res
ervation now, that is on the west
portion of it, near Oakville, where
there are good roads, but it is diffi
cult to get new settlers to locate,
even on good land, unless they have
good roads.
Those interested in the project be
lieve that the building of this road
jointly by the two counties could be
accomplished at this time without
working a hardship on either county
and say it would be a great benefit
to many farmers living near Gate,
Rochester and Independence, adding
that a community cannot grow and
reach its highest state of develop
ment when it is bottled up as Inde-
pendence now is.
While no definite statements were
made by the commissioners, it is
thought, when they have considered
the matter in official meeting, the
people of Independence will not be
To Ki({'it Crescent Foreclosure.
Steps taken by John C. Slater to
foreclose on the $5,000 mortgage he
holds on the rig and tools of the Cres
cent Oil company will be fought by a
stockholders committee, according to
a decision reached Wednesday night,
and it is expected a restraining order
will he sought in the local superior
court to prohibit the sheriff from car
rying out the sale of the property at
the well next Tuesday. Tenino and
Tacoma stockholders are joining in
the fight against Slater and will seek
to have his mortgage declared invalid.
OF STREETS 111 1915
#1 00.000.
Almost SIOO,OOO worth of civic
Improvements, such as paved streets,
new sewers, and graded streets and
alleys, will have been completed in
Olympia this year when the work
now in progress is finished, according
to figures given out this week by the
city engineer's department, and of
this sum a little more than $90,000
will have been spent for paving alone.
The exact total of all the improve
ments is $98,905.11.
More than eight miles of paving,
figuring on the basis of a 24-foot
roadway, will have been done when
all the work is finished, at a total
cost of $90,719.65, and 39,855 square
yards of asphalt will have been laid.
The largest of the improvements is
the South Main street district, now
in progress, which will cost $29,-
348 15, the East Fourth street dis
trict, including Fourth from Eastside
street to the city limits and Puget
from Third to Fourth, coming next
with a cost of $22,368.10, and the
Maple Park district third at a cost of
The other paving districts and
their cost are: Fourteenth, Fif
teenth, Seventeenth and Columbia
streets, $9,977.70; Fifteenth and
Seventeenth from Columbia to Water
and Water from Fifteenth to Seven
teenth, $5,997.60, and the alley be
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth,
$1,037.50. All of the paving has
been done by the Independent As
phalt company under the supervision
of Contractor D. A. Williams.
The sewer improvements are:
Franklin street, 1,330 lineal feet of
12-inch sewer, $1,630.60; sewer in
alley between Third and Fourth from
Central to Henry, $270; sewer In
alley between Fifth and Sixth from
Central west, S4BB, and the sewer in
alley between Third and Fourth from
Central to Prospect, $630, making a
total of $3,018.
The following streets and alleys
have been graded: Farragut avenue,
$1,022; Silas and Mlias streets,
$1,800; Seventh street on the West-
Side, $1,680.91; Percival street ex
tended, $299.90; circular alley in
block 80, Sylvester's plat, $101.65,
and the alley between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth, $263, making a total of
Olympians to Spend Whole Day la
Celebration at Priest Point Park.
Olympians will observe Labor Day
next Monday with an all-day cele
bration at Priest Point park under
the auspices of the local Trades
Council, beginning with some sport
events at 11 o'clock in the morning,
then a big picnic dinner at noon, ad
dresses by three prominent speakers,
some more sport events, and closing
with a big dance at the Tumwater
clubhouse in the evening.
Prizes for the various sport
"stunts" of the day and also for the
baby contest which is expected to be
one of the lively and interesting
events, to be staged during the picnic
dinner at noon, have been donated
by various local merchants and are
now on display in J. E. Dailey's store
window. Coffee for the big picnic
dinner will be furnished by the com
Each of the three speakers, Labor
Commissioner E. W. Olson, United
States Senator Wesley L. Jones and
Jay Brown of the Timberworkers,
will be allotted 45 minutes' time for
his address. The remainder of the
afternoon will be given over to
various athletic events and the dance
is scheduled to start at 9 p. m.
City Tax to Ik* 20% Mills.
Required by law to levy 6 mills to
pay off outstanding indebtedness and
eonugh additional to pay interest
charges, which will be 2% mills this
year, Olympia will have a tax levy of
20% mills next year, according to
present prospects, the budget tenta
tively adopted calling for the expen
diture of the exact amount to be
raised by the 12-tnill levy permitted
by law for current expenses. Loss of
saloon licenses means a reduction in
city revenue of about $13,000 a year.
('mil inuously
l-'or 54 Years

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