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Newspaper of Olympia VOL. LVI. NO. 10. UMCE PROGRAM FOR mm Ml LOCAL CELEBRATION TO START WITH PARADE—HOLCOMB TO GIVE ADDRESS. Beginning with a parade of patri- otic and fraternal organizations of the city at 9 o'clock in the morning, Olympia will celebrate , Memorial Day next Tuesday with special exer cises at the waterfront for the sol diers and sailors who died at sea, to be followed by a program of music and an address by Supreme Justice O. R. Holcomb at Sylvester park, and special exercises at the cemetery in the afternoon in which the Sons of Veterans and Spanish War Veterans will co-operate with the local G. A. R. post. E. Mcßeynolds, David Lincoln and W. W. Work compose the G. A. R. committee in charge of the day's ob servance, and they have directed that the parade be formed at Sylvester park, when the assembly call is sounded by W. W. Binheimer, the Post bugler, at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. The line of march will be from Seventh and Washington to Franklin, thence to Fifth, west to Main, north to Fourth and west to the city dock. Order of Parade. The local veterans, with Comman der R. A. McNair at their head, will lead the parade and will be followed by the Spanish-American War Vet erans, the Women's Relief Corps, the Ladies of the O. A. R., the Ladies of the Maccabees, the Ladies of the Yeo men lodge, and the local school chil dren. The ceremony at the city dock will consist of strewing flowers on the water in honor of the soldiers and sailors jvho died at sea during the Civil War, and after this has been done the parade will re-form and re march to Sylvester park for the chief exercises of the morning. Program at Park. In the program for this portion of the day's observance will be the reading of Lincoln's address at Get tysburg by Rev. Mr. Baker, singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by the school children, and the Memorial Day address by Judge O. R. Holcomb, at the conclusion of which all are to join in singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee." The afternoon program at the Ma sonic cemetery is scheduled to begin at 2:30, and the opening exercises are to be conducted by the G. A. R. Post and the Sons of Veterans. Spe cial services will then be conducted by the Spanish War Veterans, flow ers will be strewn upon the graves of veterans of both the Civil and the Spanish wars, salute will be fired by a squad of Spanish War Veterans and "Taps" will be sounded by W. W. Binheimer. House Passes Shipping Bill. The administration shipping bill, designed to upbuild the merchant marine and strengthen the navy, passed the house Saturday by a vote of 211 to 161, virtually in the form in which it was introduced. The bill is now before the senate. It proposes to appropriate 150,000,000 to be raised by Panama bonds for the pur chase, charter or lease of ships by the government, which would be sold or leased to private capital as rapid ly as possible, with the government reserving the right to call them back into service as naval auxiliaries. Three Criminal Trials in June. William Thompson, the alleged brass thief, will be tried in the local superior court June 5; Fred Kusah, charged with stealing belting from a Tenino mill, June 7, and Joe Miller, charged with stealing logs, June 9, according to the calendar set by Judges Mitchell and Wright this week. Various civil cases will also be heard during the June jury term. Darwin Extends Chun Season. Pish Commissioner L. H. Darwin this week granted the petition of 700 clam diggers for an extension of this year's season for digging from June 1 until June 21. It was alleged that the late spring had delayed spawning of the clams and that the season, as a result, so far had been a failure. TRY OLYMPIA MERCHANTS FIRST Waslriifltoii jsiimtort ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860. TKNIXO TO HONOR LISTER. Governor to I>eliver Address at Me- morial Knerrifiw Sunday. Governor Ernest Lister is to be the guest of honor and principal speaker at the Memorial Day exercises to be held in the Methodist church at Teni no next Sunday, May 28, which it is expected will be attended by a large crowd of people from that town, Bu coda and the surrounding territory. | The governor's first talk will be given at the regular morning service at the church, and at 2:30 in the af i ternoon he will deliver a memorial address at the cemetery. Elaborate | preparations are being made for the , celebration. VIGOROUSLY OPPOSE GLOSIN6 WATERWAY CITY'S PROPOSAL IS FOUGHT AT HEARING BEFORE STATE LAND COMMISSIONER. State Land Commissioner Clark V. Savidge has taken under advise ment the petition presented by the city of Olympia and by Senator P. H. Carlyon in a hearing before him last Tuesday, for the vacation of the Des Chutes waterway, the construc- tion of a dam in the river at Fourth street and the creation of a lake south of that street, so t hat the city will not have to erect a drawbridge on West Fourth street at an expense of several thousand dollars more than the cost of an ordinary bridge. The city officials and Dr. Carlyon are practically alone in their advo cacy of the change, the town of Tum water, the Olympia Brewing com pany and the Olympia Light & Pow er company protesting vigorously, while Councilman Talcott also ob jects and Governor Lister has since stated that the capitol commission has no interest in the proposal. Sav idge's decision will probably be fi nal, as the war department has ad vised him it does not consider that portion of the waterway navigable and that if the state authorities de cided to vacate it, the federal gov ernment would probably take the same course. The city proposed that a dam with a spillway outlet be constructed at the Fourth street bridge, eight feet below high tide, so that the new cap itol grounds would overlook a lake of a minimum depth of four feet at low tide, and still permit the passage of small boats and scows through the waterway at high tide. Included in the project is a change in the Northern Pacific tracks so that they would run straight across the bay. A counter proposal has been made that the city should construct a bridge elevated 20 to 25 feet above high tide and extended westward as a viaduct over the old Port Town send tracks until it joined the exist ing grade of Fourth street part way up the hill. This, it is argued, would eliminate a dangerous grade crossing, and remove the necessity of the city building a drawbridge, while It would also permit the passage of itugs and scows. In a hearing before Justice Crosby Monday Mrs. Nellie Hinds of the Sto ny Point school district was convicted of the charge of violating the state school laws by refusing to send her children to school, and was fined $25 and $17.75 costs, sentence being sus pended until next fall, when it will be enforced if she still refuses to comply with the law. The Stony Point school has just closed its year's w'ork. Some years ago Mrs. Hinds .served a jail sentence for violating the school laws, and was later tried and acquitted of the charge of killing her husband. First Meeting of 8. A. R. Claude B. Mann of Winlock was in the city the latter part of last week to attend the first regular meeting of Robert Gray chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, which was held 'at the residence of C. B. Mann last Friday evening. A vocal solo by Rev. 'C. S. Morrison, accompanied by Gladys M. Mann, and an interesting paper by Walter Milroy were much enjoyed. Some 20 members attend ed. President Hazard Stevens pre -1 siding. Mrs. Hinds Is Fined. "Hew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall Where they May." REGISTRATION PICNIC AT SOUTH ONION A SOCCESS Many Voters of Precinct Register and Sign Petitions—Good Program. Despite the threatening weather last Thursday morning, the day chosen for a general registration by the peopel of South Union precinct, a goodly assemblage gathered to reg ister and to sign the initiative peti tions, which were on hand for that purpose, and Mrs. Randall, the regis tration clerk for the precinct, was kept busy from early morning until late in the afternoon adding new names to the rolls. A sumptuous dinner was served in the church at noon, after which some time was spent in singing patriotic songs and other airs, and then Rev. D. A. Thompson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Olympia, gave an interesting talk on "Direct Legis lation," with special reference to the prohibition movement He paid a glowing tribute to woman's influence in political matters. Mrs. A. E. Shel don then made a few remarks regard ing the possibilities of improving gen eral conditions through the law-mak ing power in the hands of the people. "Taken as a whole, this first at tempt to make a holiday of registra tion," says one of those instrumen tal in it, "may well be counted a com plete success, socially, intellectually and patriotically, and it is to be hoped that other precincts will 'go and do likewise.' " OLYMPIA UNO SHELTON MAIL CHANGES JUNE I New Kamilche and Shelton to Be Served by Auto Hereafter. Mail service between Olympia and Shelton will be carried by auto be ginning next Thursday, June 1, the star route contract having been awarded to J. B. Eshom of this city, president of the Olympia Garage com pany. This was definitely , settled when James F. Blakeslee, fourth as sistant postmaster general, announc ed that the department had rejected the steamboat company's offer to car ry the mails for $1,600, the amount of the auto contract and S7OO less than formerly paid the steamboat company. Besides effecting a saving of S7OO on the Olympia-Shelton contract, the postoffice department also saves the $l,lOO a year previously paid the mail boat on the New Kamilche route, as the mail for that office will also be carried under the Shelton contract. Under this arrangement, the New Kamilche postoffice will be moved to the home of the postmaster, which is on the Shelton road. Where New Kamilche has been re ceiving its mail about 6 o'clock in the the evening, it will now receive it about 7:30 in the morning, and resi dents along its rural route will re ceive their mail the same day instead of a day later. Patrons of the rural routes out of Shelton will also re ceive their mail the same day it leaves Olympia under the new ar rangement. Two trips are to be made daily between Olympia and Shelton, the morning mail reaching there about 8 o'clock and the after j noon about 5. Information on Colville Lands. Congressman Albert Johnson has furnished this office with the official document issued by the general land office giving information regarding the opening of the Colville Indian res ervation in July. Any one interested may call at this office and consult the document. Demand for high class service by railroad travellers, indicating im proved business conditions, according to 0.-W. officials, has resulted in the announcement that beginning June 1 day coach accommodations will no longer be available on the Shasta limited, which will be operated ex clusively as an extra-fare train, ac cording to T. I. McGrath, the local agent. Charles D. Garfield of Juneau, Alaska, is spending some time in Olympia as the guest of Robert Frost OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. MAY 26, 1916 WANT FARMERS TO JOIN IN CARRYING ON WORK Agricultural Bureau Asks Eaeli Rural Club to Send Dele gate to Meeting. Each subordinate Grange in the county, each farmers' club, the Teni no and Yelm Commercial clubs and the Yelm Irrigation company, will be Mked to name a representative to be come a member of the Agricultural Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, as the result of unanimous action taken at the second meeting of the Bureau last Friday evening, in adopt ing the report of its special commit ted on organization. The purpose of the Bureau's re quest that each farmers' organization send a delegate was to establish a common council of farmers and local business men for the interchange of Ideas, the discussion and decision of agricultural problems and the gen eral betterment of farming conditions in this county. It was felt that the Bureau could not properly carry on the work for which it is designed un less it had the advice and co-operation of the farmers of the county. Subjects to Be Considered. Five standing committees are pro vided for in the organization of the Bureau: Good Roads, County Fair, Farm Relations, Production and Mar keting, and Rural Activities. To the Farm Relations committee was as signed consideration and investiga tion of plans to finance dairies; rural credit; co-operation with the exten sion department of the Pullman State College and with the various rail roads in their campaigns; silos, land clearing and general co-operation with the Granges and farmers' clubs. The Production and Marketing committe was authorized to conduct a crop survey of the county, to study the t problems of organized produc tion and organized marketing, and to investigate the advisability of pro posals for state and national market ing bureaus. The Rural Activities committee was instructed to co-oper ate with the Cow-Testing Associa tion, the Dairymen's Association, the Potato club, the Poultry and Pet Stock Association and similar organ izations, and to arrange for picnics and various special events. Retail Merchants Organize. Organization of the Retail Mer chants' Bureau was effected at a meeting of its members the same evening, at the call of Joe Reder, the chairman, and committees on trade extension, trade-at-home, lijncheon and conventions were authorized and appointed. This Bureau also adopt ed a resolution which was presented to the executive committee of the Thurston County Pomona Grange Saturday, requesting that, when the county purchasing agent plan is put into operation, local merchants be given the same opportunity to sub mit bids as those of down-Sound cities. CHARGE H. H. BALCH WITH AIDING GIRL TO ESCAPE (■rand Mound Lumberman Accused of Assisting Training School In mate to Get Away. H. H. Balch, a prominent lumber man of the Grand Mound neighbor hood, was arrested Thursday on a warrant sworn out in the local jus tice court Wednesday by Prosecut ing Attorney Geo. F. Yantis, charg ing Balch with having assisted an in mate of the Girls' Training School to escape. The girl, Pearl Mann, was located in Seattle and returned to the institution. Raich's arrest followed an Inves tigation by Prosecuting Attorney Yantis and Deputy Sheriff Jack Glf ford Tuesday, as the result of a com plaint from the state board of con trol. The girl is said to have es caped from the school and to have spent a night and part of a day at a near by farm house, when Balch is alleged to have taken her to Cen tralia in his automobile and to have paid her fare to Seattle. Other Grand Mound residents are said to be implicated, some of the people of the neighborhood being re ported as feeling that the girls at the school are ill-treated and that they are doing them a favor by aid- PRICE FIVE CENTS. MORRIS TO GIVE ORATION University of Wellington Announces Program for Graduation Exercises. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, May 26.—Chief Justice George Ed ward Morris, of the supreme court of the state of Washington, anu Dr. Henry Suzzallo, president of the uni versity, will be the principal speak ers at the commencement exercises to be held June 11 to 14 this year. Judge Morris will deliver the formal commencement addresß and Dr. Suz zallo the baccalaureate sermon. Monday, June 12, will be class day; Tuesday will be alumni day, and Wednesday will be devoted to the formal graduation exercises. Elab orate programs have been prepared for each day, with receptions, din ners, reunions and athletic contests furnishing the lighter diversions. LISTER STARTS EARLY TO PREPARE BUDGET GOVERNOR INSTRUCTS HIS DE PARTMENTS TO ASSEMBLE DATA ON EXPENSES. That the state may proiit to the fullest extent possible under the bud get system legalized by the legisla ture in 1915, Governor Lister has already formally notified all depart ments under his supervision to begin the work of assembling comprehen sive and reliable information for the use of the state board of finance in making up the budget of state ad ministration expense to be presented next winter. The early necessity of such action, as well as forecast of what will be required under the new system of figuring state expenditure, are set out in a communication which Gov ernor Lister has sent to 48 state in stitutions and boards. After citing the details of the law which directs the state board of finance, consisting of the state treasurer, state auditor and the governor, to prepare the bud get, the governor said: "To make the budget plan as out- ( lined by this law a success, It will be necessary to have the active support and assistance of the different boards, commissions and officers of the state In its preparation and I am writing at this early date to the heads of the different departments which come under the direction of the executive office, to request that they immediately begin the consider ation of the budget covering the de partment or office under their control, so that when the time comes that the board of finance makes request for information, it will be possible for each of the departments to furnish the same promptly and in a manner that will be of real assistance to the board of finance in the preparation of a budget for submission to the next legislature. "I am now writing to request that you first carefully consider the law providing for the budget system, and, second, that you take up for consid eration such information as will be required by the board of finance in its work. "While this board has not yet de termined upon any general plan to follow In connection with securing the information necessary, yet I feel sure there will be required a detailed statement of the appropriations re quested from the next legislature and information regarding these requests that will enable the board of finance to take intelligent action covering them." lng them to escape. There is no reason for such an attitude, the coun ty authorities say, adding that it is confined to a certain element in the community. Though several girls have tried to escape, Pearl Mann is the only one to get away In the last seven months. "The investigation proved beyond a doubt that, some of the Grand Mound people do not appreciate their duty to the state or they would riot aid in breaking the law." Prosecut ing Attorney Yantis says. "The training school is a first class insti tution and deserves the co-operation of the people." Published I Continuously ' For 55 Years WHOLE NUMBER 2909 818 URMY POST iff BE LOCATED HERE WAR DEPARTMENT HAS RECOM. MENDED NEW STATION ON PUGET SOUND. Reports from Washington, D. C. t that the war department had recom mended the establishment of a brig ade post on the prairie near Gate, de signed as a precautionary more for the defense of Willapa and Grays harbors as well as Puget Sound, and that the recommendation would prob ably be carried out within a short time, has prompted the Chamber of Commerce to take the proposal up with the department and with Sen ator Jones with the view of Insuring the location of the post near Olym pia. The establishment of the post, at which approximately a fourth of the mobile army of the nation, including a large detachment of coast artillery, is to be stationed, is part of the five year plan of developing the regular army recently authorized by con gress, by which the number of troops to be quartered in the Puget Sound district is increased some 300 per cent. After the joint maneuvers in this district in 1912, General Maus rec ommended the establishment of a post in the vicinity of Gate, and this was concurred in by General Wood, then chief-of-staff. The present plans of the war department contemplate the increase of the post at Vancouver and the establishment of a brigade post somewhere on Puget Sound, and local people want the new station 10~ cated near this city. Believing that the recommendation for the post near Gate was made some years ago, before Olympia had the railroad facilities It now baa, the Chamber of Commerce has written the department and Senator Jones for further information. It is argued that now, with the operation of the Point Defiance cut-off line between Tacoma and Portland, a more stra tegic location would be on Chambers' Prairie southwest of the city, afford ing transportation over the main line, the Northern Pacific's Grays Harbor branch, the Milwaukee and the 0.-W., and at the same time giving closer access to Puget Sound. Ten Silos for Mud Bay. R. C. Pierson, sales manager of the silo department of the Union Lumber company of Union Mills, re ports that his company shipped 10 Tung-Lok silos to Olympia last Sat urday, for delivery to farmers in the Mud Bay district. The company has been conducting a very successful sales campaign in this territory and throughout Western Washington this spring, and this shipment to Mud Bay farmers was the largest single deliv ery ever made in this county. Some 300 master bakers, attend ing the state convention of the North west Bakers' Association in Tacoma, came over to Olympia on an excur sion Wednesday afternoon and, after "joy-rides" around the city, were treated to a banquet at Central hall in the evening, at which Governor Ernest Lister and President P. M. Troy of the Chamber of Comemrce were the principal speakers. Miss Edna Cagwin was elected president of the Eenatl club at the last meeting of the season at the home of Mrs. Mltchel Harris last Monday, the other new officers being: Mrs. C. J. Lord vice president. Miss Nell Frost recording secretary. Miss Mary Diven corresponding secretary, and Mrs. H. M. Pierce treasurer. Mrs. Charles Garfield of Juneau, Alaska, was a guest of honor. T. A. Rutledge, F. J. Rutledge. I*. M. Rutledge, Lavant Walker, R. F. Wright, H. Gelssler, A. C. Volmer and J. E. Walker, all of Little Rock, have organized the Little Rock Im ported Percheron Horse company, ac cording to articles of Incorporation filed with the county auditor this week. Miss Ida Marie Taylor and W. V. Tanner, attorney general, were mar ried Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents in Tacoma, in the presence of relatives and a few inti mate friends.