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The Portland Seed Co.'s celebrated Seeds have arrived and as usual our retail price is far below the catalogue list in nearly every instance. Dur ing this month and next we will make Special Prices on Large Orders for March Ist Delivery Bring your list along and let us figure We do not pretend to be wholesalers, but are confident we have the prices, just the same. For the Poultry Diamond Brand Chick Food, Lee's Egg Maker, Lee's Lice Killer and Gennozone for Roup are the only poultry foods you need to get the best results from your poultry. H. A. HOWE HARDWARE KENNEWICK nninimnnnmvrijvinivuuuuxruirumnmmjvarinj ijiruxruanruTxuxrvrLru Watson Bros. &- Co. WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICES FOR ALL KINDS OF GRAIN FARMERS WILL DO WELL TO SEE US BEFORE MILLING THEIR WHKAT ROLLED BARLEY, TIMOTHY HAY, FEED WHE vT FOR SALE OFFICE IN THE i s NEW WAREHOUSE IX Cll H \\ i ( \ , \ \ ■i "! in/ iftfiruxiixiru i/irurLruxn "-' vtltutj i -i n/u uuv»uu i-rLru mrurrLrLru ixLn_rLn_n.n. Choice .F.Perry s-andio -1 acre Tracts, Exclusive Agent for the close in, at Fechter & Rudkin bargain , , prices. Lands Office in the v ' • L. Eakin Bldg., Kennewick, Wash. Frontstreet ■ The Kennewick Abstract Home Company Company Abstracts " FAY F. DEAN, Manager furnished "readable 1 Owners of Abstracts of Title prices. to Benton County Property We solicit your ■ - KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON. Valley Barn and Dray Line E. W. KITT, Proprietor LIVERY GOOD RIGS AT REASONABLE PRICES We do our own work and guarantee prompt service and fair treatment. Phone 143. r, b u w The BRUNSWICK c 'f" Tables and Tobacco New BILLIARDS and POOL and burnish in irs Soft Drinks _ C. E. TRIPP & SON, Props. _ Cupid-Adveilising Agent By FRANK H. WILLIAMS Copyright, by K. C. I'arcella "What do you think of it?" the man • the jrirl as she stood before the gate. Slowly, scornfully, the girl surveyed the house and lawn, once beautiful, but now disfigured with large signboards proclaiming the virtues of Chee-Bup Breakfast Food. "1 think," said she forcefully, "that It is simply shameful." "Oh. come now!" said the man. "I>3u't you think it rather enlivens the neighborhood? This aristocratic section cf the town had seemed rather dull to me lately. By the way, how did you enjoy your trip?" "Bob," said she severely, "don't try to change the subject. As soon as th:y told me what you had done while I was away I came right over here to persuade you to take them all down." "Impossible!" he cried. "I've got a contract. You wouldn't want me to break a contract, would you?" Xo, she wouldn't want him to do that. One of the nicest things al>out Bob was his trustworthiness. Moreover, she didn't know whether the law would al low him to break it. "Oh. Bob," she cried rn sorrow, "what made you put up these unsightly things? Can't you see how they spoil the looks of the whole street? From our veranda we look directly at that big yellow one: 'Why be blue? Eat t'hee-Rup Breakfast Food and be hap py.'" There were tears in her eyes. "Oh," she continued, "I was thinking how happy I'd be to see the dear old home again, and then you must spoil It all! Oh, Bob!" Bob felt decidedly uncomfortable, yet happier than he had for several months. She had been homesick, not, of course, for him—that was impossible —but for the town as a whole, and he "I THINK," RAID SHE FORCEFUI/LY, "THAT IT 18 BIMPLI SHAMEFUL." was n part of it. But to sliow his joy might spoil the plan, and it was too early in the game to risk anything. "So," he said, carefully controlling his voice to the tones of polite interest —"so you did miss us!" Miss them! She thought how intense ly she had missed them—and him. Yes. Bob! During the three mouths of her absence she had come to long for the sound of hi* voice, the merry laugh in bis eyes. How happy she had felt when she saw him at the station the uight before! Not that she meant to show her change of feeling toward him. She had refused him too emphat ically before sailing to willingly ac knowledge that she had made a mis take. Kor a time she would not ac knowledge it even to herself. But she had never thought thaj Bob would so destroy the beauty of his home, the home she had learned to love. "Bob," said she again, igu3ring his last question, "why did you do it?" "I'm leaving here soon," he said, out wardly calm. "Leaving here?" she gasped. "Yes," he answered nonchalantly. •'l'm going to the city to be nearer my business, and as I don't care to sell this place or rent it I thought I ought to think up some way of making It pay the taxes at least." "Oh, Bob!" she cried tearfully, am biguously. "How could you?" Then she ran precipitately to her own home. Bob gazed after her dubiously. Per haps her father was right, but he doubted it. Of course she had always loved Bob's place, and her ideals of beauty Avere both sensitive and mili tant. The house and yard certainly did look a sight too. The plan was worth trying. Bob felt that anything that might make her reconsider her answer to the great question which he had propounded to her was worth trying, and the income derived from the ads. was not inconsiderable. The paper* had devoted a great deal of space to the discussion of the signboards being Installed on such l>eautiful private property, and consequently the Cliee- Rup food had received a great quan tity of free advertising. That night at dinner the girl In formed her family that Bolt was plan ning to move to town. "Ah," said her father, "I heard he and n young wo:u.;j on tl.e string down there. lie is very attentive to her. they nay. Of eours ? 1 wouldn't tell you if i thought that thejv was any possinili ty of your re n on«idering the answer you gave Bob in the spring. You cunt blame the boy for seeking consolation, and they say that she is very weaithv." The girl forced herself to eat h?r salad calmly. So that was the reason lie had taken her homecoming so easi ly. Another woman had captured his fancy. Well, she would keep her se cret. The next day Bib came over to flip house for a conference with her father. Meeting him in the hallway, she <[ues tioned him as to the day of his de parture. although she hated herself for doing it. "Oh. in about a month!" said Bob In differently and hurriedly. llow different from the way he used to speak to her, she thought. During that month Bob made many trips to the city, and each morning the girl woke up to gaze from her windows at the signs with a deep accentuation of the hatred with which she had re garded them on the first day of her re turn. To her they began to seem the p?rsonlfication of the woman that had taken Bob from her—the cold, calculat ing business spirit. How she hated those signs! It seemed to her as If she would do anything to get rid of them. Must she live within their sight all her life, constantly reminding her of the love she had lost? The thought was unendurable, and she appealed to her father. "I can't do anything," said he. "Bob has a contract with the Chee-Rup com pany, and he must live up to it. If only you had been kind to him this wouldn't have happened. To my mind It only shows what good sense Bob has. This place has no more attrac tions for him, so why not make it yield an income?" The evening before the day set by Bob for his departure he called. The girl was seated on her veranda as far as possible from the sight of the sign boards. Her parents had gone out for the evening, and she received Bob with a strange, sinking feeling. This might be the last time he would come to see her—alone. "Bob." said she when he had seated himself at a safe distance—"Bob, now that you are going away, probably for ever, can't you do something about those awful signboards?" He regarded her quizzically. "I wish I could." said he, "but you see the Chee-Rup company's contract runs for ten years, and the advertise ment has proved to be so good that they would not release me unless 1 paid a sum of money that would abso lutely break me." Ten years! A life time! "Bob," she cried impulsively, "I would be willing to do anything to get rid of those dreadful sigus!" Bob looked at her quickly. This was his hour. Her father and mother had even encouraged him to hope, but he hesitated at wagering his happiness on a short sentence. Nevertheless he must make the plunge some time, and the present moment seemed as propitious as any. "So yen would really like to pet rid of them?" he asked. "Well. I believe we coul.l arrange that with the com pany satisfactorily if you could recou sldor your decision of some months ago." She looked at him unsteadily. "Why, Bob." she said, "I believe that you are asking me to marry you seam!" "That's just what 1 am doing," he said excitedly. "What's your answer?" "But that other woman!" she cried. He gazed at her in well simulated amazement. "What other woman?" he asked. "That wealthy one in the city—that business woman whom my father said you had on the string." Bob smiled broadly. "You evidently misunderstood in what connection I had her on the string. We are going to sell her the business." The girl looked at him happily. "If that's the case," said she, "I sup pose I might change my answer to that question if you are sure about taking down those signs. You mustn't sacri fice a lot of money to those people, Bob. We'll need some." "Xo, I'll not," said he as he folded her in his arms. "You see. your father and I happen to be the Chee-Rup Breakfast Food company, although we are on the point of selling the business to that woman in the city, and so, I guess, there will be no trouble about having that contract annulled." Italian* anil Wheat Floor. The Italian housewives of the poorer classes seem to have one unchangeable recipe for a baking. Agents of charita ble societies have found this out by the women always asking for a certain number of pounds of (lour, just enough for one baking, in their grocery lists. They make the flour into a number of loaves, which, put into one pan, bake Into one great loaf. The size of the family seems to make no difference. If the family is small, the bread simply lasts a little longer aud gets a little drier. The bread Is very good when fresh. They do not use as much yeast As American cooks, and the bread is very crusty, something on the order of French bread. The poorest families also use a great deal of "polenta." This is merely flour stirred into boil ing water, after the manner of old fashioned American "hasty pudding," only that flour is used instead of corn meal. No people in the world are so ilevoted to wheat flour as the Italians. Whether in the form of bread, polenta or the omnipresent macaroni, it forms the bulk of their diet. — New York Globe. St. Pau! & Tacoma Lumber Co. Largest Lumber Manufacturing Plant I in the World j If you are contemplating building or improving your property in any way, do n<-t fail to call on us, as we are handling Everything i\ r Building Material FLUMING, POSTS, WOOD and COAL A. RASMUSSEN, Cashier. H, E. EAL DW!N. i^scrfjrr. O. K. Soda Bottling Works All Kinds of Soft Drinks DELIVERED ON SHORT NOTICE Patronize Home Industry All Goods Guaranteed GEO. C. FENDLER, Prop. KENNEWICK tlI) <HD I Kennewick Transfer Co. } | Livery and Feed Stable f # # Dray and Express. Baggage a Specialty # Prompt and Satisfactory Service. $ In The Big Red Barn, Phone 252. Q i o Here's a Case in_ It's the jewel case we're pointing: to, watch, locket, or whatever it nr>y b>. Jewelry value is not determined upon mere appeacance. Intrinsic value has much to do with it. Nothing so decep tive as jewelry. The only safeguard is buying from a reputable concern. Whatever you want we have at what ever price you want it. We sin-ply guarantee to give you the best possible value for your money. L. R. Whitelock Jeweler, Kennewick McCoy's Dray & Transfer Open for Business Day and Night Best rigs in the city for handling furniture. Piano moving a spec ialty. I WANT YOUR BUSINESS and will make every effort to keep it by using you right. All phone orders will receive prompt attention. Headquarters at Anderson's Store Phone 3)2 EGGS for SALE THOROUGHBRED Extra Heavy-Laying Strains Single Comb White Leghorns, Black Mi norcas and Mottled Anconas. Order early. Write your \va nts and get prices. JOHN W. RANDALL, Richland, Wash. GRAPE VINES PEACH TREES PEAR TREES We have the best varieties. Also Raspberries, Blackberries, Logan berries at wholesale prices. A No. 1 European variety of Grape at f» cents; all other stock at correspond ingly low prices. Drop me a card of your wants and I will save you money. I thank my old customers for past trade and solicit your future business. E. F. EICHHOLTZ P. O. Box 155, Kcnnewlck 3ack Your Favorite Horses with our Harness and the an imals, having good "horse sense," will be as pleased and satisfied as yourself. The best of lining, the best of stitching and the best nickel-work in every set of our Harness. Only the best raw material and the best workmen em ployed upon the manufacture of our goods. Working-har ness or fancy sets made with alacrity at economical prices. JONES Harness and Leather Store The People of Quality have t<> fat like ordinary people. Bat "qiif.lity" Inlks are much more partic ular ali tit the quality of what they eat. YVeea'er to much by keeping only the very choicest meats, and we may epecinll.v emphasiz • our excellent Mild- Cured Hams and Strip Raaon, delicious and appetite-tt nopting. For cooking purports we have the purest, clear rendered laid, ever fretdi in taste and odor We solicit your trade l>tC;.u>e we know we can please you. KENNEWICK MARKET Wm. Dircksen, Prep. Kennewick Lodge, F. & A. M. Meets the First and Third Tuesday's in Every Mouth. J. Sekcombe, \v. jr. Voi.nkv I). Cox, Secy.