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Newspaper in This State VOL. LIX. NO. 14 CHIP TEEMS WITH WAR TOnCS PROGRAM FOR BIG ENTERTAIN- MENT* WEEK JULY 12 19 IS ANNOUNCED, Messages direct from the battle fields, talks on reconstruction prob lems by people who have traveled oVer the devastated areas, quartets composed of former service men— these are features of the program of the Ellison White Chautauqua this year. J. M. Hitt, chairman of the com mittee of Olympia citizens who are bringing the Chautauqua to Olympia July 12-19, reports that about 200 tickets have been sold. The commit tee has taken 650 of the tcikets, which it expects t,o sell by the time the chautauqua opens. The committee in charge of the chautauqua consists of J. M. Hitt. state law librarian, chairman; C. E. Beach, J. Grant Htnkle, George A. Hall, Josephine (Jorliss Preston, Ray F. Wood, Millard Lemon, J. B, Stentz. Lona Smith, Hiram Dohm, W. T. Tietz, John C. Barnes, the Washing ton Standard. F. R. Klumb, Fred W. Stocking, Olympia Gas Company. Mrs. Frances L. Whiting, H. M. Pierce, William G. EaMs, H. C. Flagg. J. C. Marts, Walter McDowell, Meath's Cafe, Anna Gaston, Emery S. Chaplin, Washington Recorder Publishing Company, E. R. uoomis, M. t\ Baude, W. E. Bronwn, W. E. Haycox, G. H. TJhler, Mrß. w. L v Gregg, G. H Neu ter. George D. Aspinwalr. Fred W. Lewis, Julia A. Jones, C. W. Clausen. The daily program includes a chil dren's hour at 9 o'clock; nufTiring lec tures at 10 o'clock: afternoon concert at 2:30 o'clock; afternoon lecture, 3 o'clock: evening concert, 7:30; even ing tecture at 8 o'clock. "Two Years in Hell and Back With a Smile" is the trade mark that Pri vate Peat earrles in all his stirring talks which compose one of the fea tures of the chautauqua program. Keen wit and humor vle a with pathos in these stories of the battle fields. Mrs. Robert C. McCredle. formerly president of the State Federation of Woman's Clqbs, member and official lecturer of the Washington State Board of Health will discuss condi tion* as they exist in this country. Miss R. Louise Fitch, sister of the late George Fitch, writer, has just returned from a six months' tour of France. MIBS Fitch, who is an editor, writer and lecturer of note, will speak on women's sphere in the recon struction days. Ida M. Tarbell, publicist, author, and journalist, will talk op "The United States at the Peace Confer ence." Miss Tarbell was a special correspondent at the peace confer ence for a syndicate of American newspapers. Other artists and speakers appear ing on the program are: Dr. A. D. Carpenter, who speaks on "Worlds in the Making"; Mary Adel Hays, color atura contralto; th 6 pillion Concert Party; the McDonough Eagleson com pany; "Turn to the Right," a talk by- Edwin M. Whitney; the Jaroslav Cimera and the Czecho-Slovak ba«d; Lewis Military quartet, which comes from Camp Lewis; Dr. Joseph Clark on "The Riddle of the Russian Revo- 1 lution"; Elsie Mae Gordon, imperson ator; W. L. Melltnger. who will speak on conditions in Mexico; Dr. Elliott A. Boyl will talk on "The Advantage of a Handicap"; Appllo Concert Com pany; the Regulars, musical enter tainers: Edward TV Trefz. an assist ant to Herbert Hoover in t he-food ad ministration work" "Last Days of the War." by Harry Warren Poor. COUNTY DIVISION STORY NOT WORRYING OFFICIALS Commissioners Revamp Road Dis tricts to Satisfy Disputing Residents. Local county officials do not take seriously emanating from Centraiia that "residents or southern Thurßton county are practically unan imous in their desire to secede from that county and incorporate the ter ritory in Lewis county." At the bottom of the trouble, so the coqnty commissioners say. is a dispute between the residents of Rochester, Grand Mound and the dis trict below those towns with those residing in the section north, over the division of the funds of Road District No. 4, to which both belong. TKtashington jstantonft ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860. K. OF P.'S HO 1.11 RECEPTION Lor«l Memliers Entertain in Honor of Members of Capital Lodge No. 15, Knights of Pythias were hosts at a reception at the lodge hall Wednes day evening complimentary to Mrs. Mary F. Jones, grand chief of the Pythian Sisters; Mrs. fyellie G. Fair, grand master of records and corre spondence; Clark \ r l Savidge and John H. Elwell, supreme representa tives, K. of P.; Fred W. Agatz, su preme representative-elect; and Past Grand Chancellors Mitchpl Harris, Fred W. Agatz and Clark V. Savidge. A banquet was served and an inter esting program of music, readings and addresses, was presented. M'INTOSH RANCHERS SEEK 3-MILE ROAD PREKKNT PETITIONS BUT COM- MINNIONKRS HOLD OUT LITTLE Petitions signed by 225 pe/sons, residents of Rainier, Mcintosh, Ten tno, and ranchers along the Skook umchuck and Johnson Creek roads, asking for the completion of Tenino - Mcintosh - Rainier highway and the construction of a 3-mile road front the JohAson Creek road to Mc intosh, were presented to the county commissioners last Monday by H. E. Blxby, who owns a farm along the Johnson Creek road. The petitioners assert that* the ' completion of thfse roads will not I only furnish ranchers of the Johnson j Creek district a decent outlet but i will lead to the further settlement of i that section and the esablishment of : a rural free delivery route from Ten , ino up the Skookumchuck road and | then to Mcintosh via Johnson Creek, and another route out from Rainier toward Mcintosh. Such t a system, thev assert, would serve 800 people. A stretch of a mile and a half, In cluding a bridge over the Des Chutes river, remains to be completed be tween Mcintosh and Rainier. The commissioners say a steel bridge would be necessary, that it would cost $25,000 or $30,000 and that they have no money. 1 Regarding the 3-mile road from Mcintosh to Johnson Creek, the com missioners say it will cost $7,000 or SB,OOO, or abodt all the money there is in the road district, though the petitioners think it can be built for $4 ,000. In discussing the matter Monday, the only assurance the com missioners gave the petitioners was that they would inspect the road soon and perhaps do some work on it this 'year and finish It next year. HUMMER CAMP STARTS. Twenty Boys Spending Vacation at Rutler's Cove Under V. -M. C. A. Twenty boys between the ages of Ift and 18 went down to Butler's Cove Wednesday morning and estab lished the camp where they will spend 11 days under the supervision of E. H. Burwell, boys' secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Mrs. Burwell is presiding over th* campflre and the culinary work. The activities during the 11 days camp ing'trip will include digging geoducks and clams, rowing, athletics of all kinds, and campflre hours in the evening. As the big National Boy Scout movement is on at the present time the Y. M. C. A. Is mnklng this camp the center of the Boy Scout move ment. ' Practically j»ll the boys who will make the trip are interested in the Boy Scout movement. Each asserted the other was receiv ing the most money, though the rec ords show, according to the commis sioners. that the most money had been spent on the roads in the lower part of the district. With the idea of settling the con troversy, the commissioners at their meeting this week re-formed the boundaries of Road Districts Nos. 4 and 6. making Grand Mound. Roch ester. Gate. Michigan Hill and the Ohehalis river section Road District No. 4. and adding the other section, east of Grand Mound and north of Gate, to No. 6. The 25th anniversary of the O. E. S. Chapter No. 2 . was celebrated at a big wanquet at the Masonic Tem ple Wednesday evening. This chap ter was established on .Tune.ll. 1894, with Mrs. A. H. Stewart as matron and Mark Reed patron. Grand Lodge Ofllcers, HOPE THIS YEAR Observe Anniversary "HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1919 LOCAL UNION MEN LIKEJACOMA PLAN DELEGATES TO STATE CONVEN TION PREPARE FOR MEETING NEXT WEEK. That the Tacoma labor progra/n for the State Federation of Labor convention at Bellingham next \veek will be indorsed and followed out by the local delegates is the opinion of many local labor men following a special meeting Monday evening. Tom itussell of Tacoma, accompa niel by a number of labor delegates from Tacoma, came over to Olympia and held a session wjth the local del egates. The Olympia delegates will caucus Friday evening to determine whether the Olytnpia delegates should champion the program of th 6 Tacoma representatives. Roy A. Padget, preisdent of the Trades Council, and Fred Hudson, secretary, are the delegates from the council to the convention while 12 other delegates represent various local unions. Fred Hudson will be one of the candidates for state secre tary while Mr. Padget will run for vice president of the Fifth district. Mr. Padget will also attend the con vention of the State Federation of Barbers, which will be held in Bel lingham the first two days of the Federation session. Among the Olympia delegates who will attend the Bellingham conven tion and the unions they represent are the following: R. A. Padget and Fred Hudson, Trades Council; Mrs. T. P. Hollcraft and Mrs. E. R. Moh ler, Woman's Card and Label League; James Moore, William Overlander, D. Gorham and George Willey, Ship yard Laborers, Riggers and Fasten ers; Cecil Brassfield and C. G. Bock, Teamsters and Chauffeurs; H. L. Jenkins, Eletcrical Workers; T. P. Hollcraft and H. L. Hughes, Typo graphical union, and George G+een, Stage Employes. ' Olympia has more than 1,000 paid up union men and the same number that affiliate with the various unions but who do not keep up their dues all the time. TAX INCREASE IN THREE YEARS HUGE / COLLECTION* IX STATU JIMP 910,000,000 IX SHORT TIME. In three years, dating from the 1916 tax levy, the total annual tax collections of teh state have increased from $"37,426,786 to $47,722,683, the latter figure being the 1918 levy col lected this year. The total for 1917, collected in< 1918, was $43,225,284, an increase of approximately $6,000,000 in one year. The total gain for three years amounts to more than $10,000,000, according to compilations made by C. R. Jackson, state tax commis sioner. Of the total collected this year from the 1918 levy, railway track and right-of-way pays $4,823,379, or 9.il per cent of the total; railway rolling stock. $684,457, or 1.43 per cent; tel egraph property. $325,415, or .68 per cent; electric, railways, $854,532, or 1.79 per cent; all other $33,801,088, or 70.83 per cent; all other personal property, $7,410,673, or 15.53 per cent. King leads all other counties in tax revenue increase, ranging from sll,- 461,22' collected in 1917 to $13,155,- 875 in 1918, and to $14,973,836 this year. Pierce county is a distant sec ond in taxation totals for the same comparative period, recording levies of $3,354,622, $4,562,472 and $4,- 804,056. Spokane is third, with totals of $3,860,918. $4,415,349 and $4,729,897. Levies collected this year bring Lewis and Skagit counties into the million-dollar tax collection list, which, in additian to King, Pierce anil Spokane counties, now reads; Grays Harbor, $1,314,000; Lewis $1,044,776; Skagit. $1,168,083; Sno honiish, $2,060,864; Walla Walla $1,150,569; Whatcom, $1,547,575: Whitman. $J.425,470; Yakima, sl. 763,138. J. H. Jones, instructor in the Olympia high school, and Miss Ber tha Antrim, a teacher in the Schneider's Prairie school, just west of Olympia, were married Tuesday morning in Olympia. OLYMPIA RAISES QUOTA FOR W.C.T.U. LOCAL BRANCHES CELEBRATE SUCCESS TUESDA V—COUN T Y CAMPAIGN CONTINUES. Olympia has finished raising its SSOO quota to aid in the furthering of temperance work in this country and to celebrate this achievement women of the Olympia W. C. T. U. branches met at the Methodist | church Tuesday afternoon. More than 50 W. C. T. U. workers dropped into the church parlors during the afternoon to discuss the extension of the jjubilee program and to hear va rious speakers on the subject and to partake of refreshments. "The people of Olympia have re sponded wonderfully," said Mrs. C. J. Van Eaton, chairman of the jubilee drive for Thurston county. "The spirit seems to be better and better every day. Although Olympia has raised her qu ta we are going to continue work until the county's quota of SI,OOO has been raised. Late reports show that the county needs quite a little to secure her SSOO or half of the quota." Flower Mission day was also ob served by the W. C. T. U. Tuesday, the annual celebration of the birth day of Jennie Cassidy, who origi nated Flower Mission day when the W. C. T. U. members collect flowers and take them to the shut-ins and sick. Two big tables were laden with flowers, tied with ribbon and little Scripture cards placed upon them. Mrs. E. C. Townsend was chairman of this movement in the local W. C. T. U. . The program at the meeting fol lows: Piano solo. Miss Florence- Townsend; reading, Miss Lee Friend; vocal soio, Mrs. W. E. Steele; read ing, Mrs. A. R. "Flower Miision Day," by Mrs. E. C. Town send. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. The grand lodge of Foresters, in session in Seattlh last week, elected J. T. Otis of this city grand chief rang'er. LOCAL ELKS WILL CELEBRATE FLAG DAY PARADE SATURDAY EYENIXG. FOLLOWED BY SPECIAL PATRIOTIC EXERCISES. Flag Day. Saturday, will be ob served by local Elks in the most elab orate manner that it has beet} cele brated In recent years, with a parade from the Elks' club to Capitol park, headed by the Elks' band, augmented •to the largest number of pieces pos sible to procure in the city and fitting exercises at the park. The entire membership is urged to meet at the club at 7:30 Saturday evening, in order that they may form in line there for the march to Capitol park, headed by the band. The serv ices at the park will be presided over by x Exalted Ruler Martin Gottfeld, a corporal in the service at Camp Lewiß, and the principal speech of the evening will be made by Captain W. J. (Wee) Coyle. formerly a mem ber of Olympia Lodge, now of Seat tle Elks. h Captain Coyle, then a lieutenant, was wounded in the leg in the battle of the Argonne forest, and returned to Seattle only a few weeks ugo. He is a former University of Washing ton football star and was reading clerk of the house In Olympia for two terms. Coyle enlisted early in the war and received his training for a commission at the Presidio at San Francisco and was I hen assigned to the 91st division at Camp Lewis,, with which he went to France. The committee in charge of ar rangements is composed of Past Ex alted Ruler Thomas L. O'Learv, chair man; Jess M. Shelley and A. E. Stuth. The generul public is invited to the services. Sues for $342. The trial of William Tucker against the Sacajawqa Lumber Com pany commenced Tuesday afternoon in Superior Judge John M. Wilson's court. Mr Tucker is suing the lum ber firm for $342 which he claims the company owes him for 76 days' labor. Judge Fremont Campbell and 11. H. Johnson of Tacoma are attor neys for the defendants and Thomas M. Vance is counsel for Mr Tucker. PRICE FIVE CENTS. PLAN ANOTHER "FIELD DAY." Pioneers Will Lather at Hush Prairie Cemetery Again Saturday. Pleased with the results of the first "field day" last Saturday, when more than 60 persons responded, Thurston county pioneers will hold another Saturday of this week, when the work of cutting down the Scotch broom and otherwise clearing the graves of the pioneers in the old Hush Prairie cem etery will be continued. It is also expected that definite plans for main taining the cemetery in the future will be formulated at this gathering, through the reorganization of the cemetery association and the election of officers. TWO LOCAL WOMEN DISTRICT OFFICERS ELECTED ON CLOSING DAY OK NEIGHBORS OK WOODCRAFT CONVENTION. — Two Thurston county women were honored by election as district officers of Woodcraft on the cltfsing day of its annual convention here, Tuesday. Mrs. Sylvina Schlosser of Olympia was named district clerk and Grace Gib son of Tenino district banker. The other officers are: Lizzie Haggerman of Centralia, grand district guardian, to succeed Mrs. Leona Vammen of Aberdeen,! past district guardian; Emma C. Turner of Puyallup, district advisor; i Ada Kirkaldie of Elma, Lillian Gar ner of Centralia and Ina Wall of Wfn-j lock, district managers; Effie Sim mons of Centralia, district magician; Clara Crawford of Tacoma, attend ant; Clara Stone of Aberdeen, Inner sentinel; Sarah E. South wick of Dryad, outer sentinel; Mrs. Margaret C. Shovlain of Tacoma, captain of district; Ameda Gibson of v Tacoma,| musician. Tacoma was as the place for next year's .meeting. '■ The two days' convention came to a close Tuesday evenifig with the in stallation ceremonies. The program of the afternoon included a talk by Mrs. Agnes Fussell of Seattle, district organizer, on "Juvenile Insurance." A collection of $12.65 was taken to Show the appreciation of the visiting delegates to the local order. Grand Guardian Mrs. C. C. Van Orsdall of Portland conducted a ques tion box, which was followed by a talk by Mrs. Minnie Hiper, grand manager, from Los Angeles, on "TJie New Woodcraft Home." No definite plans for the erection of this home were made at the convention but plans to forther the enterprise dur ing the coming year were voiced. Another feature of the afternoon's program was a talk by Mrs. Bertha Sumner Leach grand banker of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, from Port land. Mrs. Leacn spoke on "Growth. Its Necessity, and Its Relation to the District Fund." J More than 150 delegates, repre sentative of the section from Tacoma to Portland and east to the moun tains, gathered at Central ball at the opening of the convention Monday to hear of the newest ideas in frater nal organizations; to make plans for both their district and local branch es and to go back to their local branches with renewed Interest and enthusiasm in theii* work. Predominant 011 the program was the address by Grand Guardian Car rie C. Van Orsdall of Portland on "The Law; Our plan and our prob lems." Airs. Van Orsdall outlined the amendment which the fraternal or ganizations hope to secure to the present law by which the valuation requirement would be eliminated. She also presented the amendment to the present law and outlined the co-oper ative plan of insurance. Some of the most beautiful drill work that has ever been witnessed in Woodcraft conventions was a part of Monday's program. The drills were the work of the Tacoma drill team, which received hearty contutnenda tion from all high officials present. Mrs. Margaret t\ Shovlaln of Taconta. led the drill team work. The largest delegation present is that from Taco ma. which includes 31 delegates. A banquet at the Methodist church closed Monday's session. The mem bers of the local order were the host esses of the evening, Following the banquet. Grand Guardian Van Ors dall spoke at a public meeting at Cen tral hall on "The Law: Our plan and our problems." The delegates were welcome 1 to the city Monday by J. T. Otis, Mrs. Van Orsdall responding. 7 .shed .tinuously £ 59 Years f WHOLE NUMBER 3054 MANY FROM HERE AT STATE 6RAN6E HOICK IS RE-ELECTED MASTER. LEWIS AGAIN SECRETARY— GOOD SPIRIT RI LES. Nearly all of the Granges of Thurs ton county were represented it the State Grange meeting last week at Port Angeles. • Brighton Park sent A. G. West; Chambers Prairie sent its master, A. C. Patterson and his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Chilson; Des Chutes sent Its master, H. L. Conine, and wife: Spurgeon Creek sent its master, J. M. Cooper, C. M. Brainard and J. A. Don nelly; Pleasant Glade sent its master, Mrs. Agnes Gunstone; South Bay sent Its master, Guy R. Taylor, and wife, and Myra Parse; Alert sent Mr and Mrs. Joe Lavery; McLane sent a num ber, among whom were its master, James Stocks, and wife. Jay Bolster and wife and W. D. Cook and wife; Rainier sent its master, Theo. Gehrke. Boulevard, Prosperity and Skookum chuck were not represented. T'hose who went by boat Sunday (light had a real experience', as Mon day morning there was a fine, brisk breeze that stirred things up pretty thoroughly and many of the delegates were rather white and weak when they got there. The Strait Is not noted for quiet watery, anyway. Those who went by auto had the trip of their the enconiums expressed by those who were fortu nate enough to take that means of travel were highly colored, and the writer assures Jiis readers' that it is impossible to paint it in too glowing colors, and advises them to go, if pos sible, some time this summer, on the trip from Olympia to Quilcene, and i(. we are in error we want to be so in-, formed. The roads, except in one or two places, where they are being built, are fine and even there they.are not bad. There wad a larger attendance than at any previous meeting, there being 350 vpting delegates, besides a large number of visiting members. The tables at the banquet were set for 80S people and some bad to wait for sec ond table. The bitter talk 'and feeling that was so evident at Walla was entirely miss ing at Port Angeles. Of course there p-ag strong partisan feeling as te election of master, but it did not spoil the harmony (of the meeting, and although many were disappointed In the result, yet the election was so de* cided in its majority that there wag. no call for any vindictive feelings and the tendency is to join heartily Jn the work of the Orange and forget past differences in those questions sad lines of work in which we can all unite whole-heartedly. As many as could And room at ths Orange headquarters were the guests of Uncle Sam. as the fine Olympic hotel, which is owned by the govern ment, was rented for our use and its equipment is of the very best. Prions were higher than was expected, but that was on account of the high price required by the government tor its use. The local committee will only come out even at the prices charged. A class of 73 took the degree of Pomona and 240 took the degree of Flora. / " The secretary, Fred W. Lewis, of Continued on Page Five. OLYMPIANS TO ATTEND TENINO'S CELEBRATION Chamber of Commerce Organising Big Delegation for Welcome Home Day. A big delegation from Olympia will attend the Home Coming cele bration at Tenino Saturday, June 21, according to plans now being made by the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber trustees, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday noon, ap pointed Joseph Keder as chairman of the committee that will makfe ar rangements for local people to attend the Tenino celebration. The Elks bund will accompany the delegation to Tenino. Tenino's celebration, honoring the returned service men of the southern end of Thurston county, will Include a mammoth barbecue, parade, danc ing and patriotic exercises. Cars will leave the Chamber of Commerce at 8:45 on the morning of June 21 so that, local people will arrive in time for the opening number on the program—the parade—which begins at 9:30.