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Seeds! Seeds!! Seeds!!
\Y/ ISH to call your attention to our large W st:c ; k of Western grown Seeds. We are the jjpT exclusive agents for the Portland Seed Co/s ** goods at this point. Their seeds have the —reputation of being the best in the Northwest, as a o our old customer will know. Our stock is ma e up of the leading varieties of Garden, Flower and Urass seeds that we will sell at or better than catalog prices and with no postage or express to pay. Alfalfa and Clover Seed will Advance [In Price as the Season Advances! a am °unt purchased six months ago and you had better place % er now so as to secure some of this seed at a very reasonable price. Now is the Time to Build Fence W1 H f IVE the American Poultry and Rabbit Fence in 24- 34- and 46-inch ei g ts. Cjj This is a good, substantial fence for any size tract. We also have a large siock of all sizes of two-inch mesh Poultry Netting, as well as several other varieties. <J We can surely suit your pocket book on the fence question. tfJT We are expecting the largest stock of Farm Machinery, wagon and Buggies in soon that has ever been brought to the town of which we will say more later. CE u C j m P^ e * e n . e Stoves, Ranges, Furniture, Cooking Utensils, Builders Hardware, Paints, Oil, Pumps, Pipe and Plumbing goods always on hand. Mail Orders Given Careful Attention H. A. HOWE Next to "1 The BRUNSWICK I c,gars I Post Office Tobacco Furnished BILLIARDS and POOL and Rooms c E TR |pp & SON p ro p S . Soft Drinks "THE OLD RELIABLE" The Kennewick Courier OWNED AND PRINTED IN KENNEWICK The Official Paper of Benton County The best for the Advertisers®^ Because it has the largest circulation and covers the Kennewick field; Because it's advertisements are attractively displayed and bring the business. The best for the Readers*-'' Because it has the most local news; Because it has good correspondentc in the neighboring towns. "If you see it in The Courier, it's so." We are Makers of Attractive Job Printing Our facilities are the best, our type-faces are mod ern and up-to-now. We use the best grades of stock and our work is the best. Remember , that the time to get In your spring orders for trees Is almost up. Don't put It off. If you are ready to plant this spring, it means one year's growth abend of next fall planting. D. L. Taj'lor will treat you right If you order from him. Some Feminine Achievements ¥ An Eskimo Woman Who Has Accumulated a Moderate Fortune —An Indian Law yer's Dilemma — A Genial Tennis Champion. THK BBINDEER QUEEN. his wife married another Eskimo, and both she and her husband are progress ive, picking up all the knowledge they can from English traders. Owing to her acquaintance with the native dia lects Mrs. Anderwuk is frequently em ployed as interpreter by the United States officials. She has a kind heart and, having no children of her own, has adopted several, who are being ed ucated at her expense in English schools. An Indian Lawyer's Dilemma. I Miss Julia St. Cyr, the only Indian woman lawyer In the United States, recently got Into trouble. She was accused of having accepted an excess ive fee from an aged squaw who was her client. Miss St. Cyr is a Winne bago, and whenever the copper colored brethren or sisters get Into trouble they hie themselves to the lodge of this tiibeswoinan. who has learned to read the talking leaves at Hampton, Va., and other Institutions designed to Initiate poor Lo Into the wiles and wis dom of the palefaces. Now, Miss St. Cyr has evidently made a practical study of juries, for at the crucial point In her trial she shed a few gentle fem inine tears. The tears "fixed" the all right, for she was acquitted, but every Indian In the courtroom, dis pleased by this exhibition of weakness, clapped on his hat and stalked indig nantly out. Now it looks as though Miss St. Cyr In winning her case may < lose her clients, for It is hard to make the Indians understand that tears ju diciously applied are part of the pale face's court procedure. | The Tennis Champion's Joke. j Genial and unafiTected wherever she goes, Miss May Sutton, the tennis' champion, makes friends even of those whom she defeats. In their home in southern California the Suttons are leaders in the social life of the neigh borhood, although they are by no means wealthy people. Their house is filled with valuable silver in the shape of cups and other trophies captured by the clever daughters at various tennis tournaments. I The facetious view that Miss May can take of even her own defeat is shown by the following story which she tells apropos of one of her early 1 repulses: i "I had been so sure of winning that It made my disappointment all the greater when I failed." j Then she smiled—and Miss Sutton has a generous smile. | "I was as disappointed as a huckster who used to live in Los Angeles and was noted for his penuriousnesfe. The ! huckster, coming out of a patron's house one day. saw a small boy feed-1 lng apples to his horse. Pleased to see the animal getting an excellent meal at no cost to himself, he patted the boy benevolently on the head and said: • " 'That's right, my boy. Always be good to animals. And where did you buy those nice apples?' ! " 'I didn't buy them,' the boy answer ed. 'I took them out of your wagon."" A Railroad Promoter. Mrs. Alice M. Butler of Des Moines, ' la., makes a specialty of building rail roads. She is the pioneer and is said to have promoted more miles of elec tric road in lowa than any man. She has never made a failure, is a shrewd financier, a magnetic talker and has the confidence of the capitalists who help build the roads. Among the lines she has started are the Interurban be tween Des Moines and Colfax, the St. Joseph and Stanberry and Northern of Missouri and the line from Dubuque to Davenport. MAIICIA WILLIS CAMPBEIX<. A Surprise Party. [Original] There was a house party at Edward' Midway's, who had just Come into I possession of a -modest estate, not enough to live tin without doing any thing, hnt a good tiling to have to help a man to success who was ambitious. Dudley Weyburn was there, a good natnred, rollicking, devil may care i*ort of chap, with a large fortune, which he | spent lavishly on his friends. He was! l»ent on marrying Laura Leonard, onej of the girls of the party, but, though she gave him considerable encourage-' meat. would never say "yes" to an.v of j his numerous proposals. Weyburn » nd ! Med way were great friends, and one day Medwiiy said to the lover: "It's plain enough, Dudley, that I/iu-■ ra Leonard wants you. She's only feel ing with you. (Jirls have queer whims,■ and hers seems to be to bother you." "What makes you think she wants me?" asked Weyburn. brightening. "Well, you're a deuced good fellow young. handsome and rich. What else would a g<rl want? Now, I'll tell you what you do. We'll put Laura in a' trap. I'll propose a series of mock marriages and ask her to begin with you. She run dress herself in briJul finery. All girls love to do that. I'll get myself vp as a parson, and we'll have a marriage ceremony in presence of witnesses. Then after it's all over we can take the gTound that it's legal. She'll besadsfied, only she'll want to be married ever again." J Weyburn f fter much persuasion con sented. Miss Leonard at first refused,' but finally consented also. i The performance was a great suc cess. M'ss Medway played a wedding march-on the piano; the bride, followed by her. attendants, came down the 'main staircase, while Weyburn, sup ported by his groomsmen, tiled out of the library, meeting the bride in the hall and proceeding to the drawing room, where .they stood at one end of the apartment. It had been agreed that the rHigiqUs part of the ceremony nvas to.be left out, which satisfied the bride that tbere Mould be nothing binding in the cere'rrtony. The bride and groom consented to take each other for better or for worse, and they were pronounc ed man and wife. Congratulations fol low ed, and all proceeded to the wed ding supper. I When Medway, who had agreed to announce to the bride that she was really married,.- an hour later took her away by herself and told tier of the fact he met with a reception far differ ent from what he had expected. | "Do you mean to tell me,* she said, turning .pale, "that I'm realty married to Mr. Weyburn?*.' . -*• I "You took him for your Wedded hus band and he took, you for bis wedded wife in the presence of witnesses." i "But you are not a clergyman, and, you didn't put in any of the religious part of the service." She was growing more terror stricken every moment. | "There is what is called a Scotch marriage, in which two persons agree-1 ing to marry each other in presence of witnesses are legrtlly married." "But this is not Scotland." , "It's Impossible to tell exactly what constitutes a marriage in this couutry, but since there is every probability of your being married to Dudley Wey- , burn, since he is young, hattdsome and rich, it seems to me best under the cir-! cumstances you'd better call it a go. You can have another wedding, a swell 1 affair, you know." |i "But I don't want Dudley Weyburn." 4 This was said with such agony that; Medway was terror stricken at what ' he had done. j ''«I reat heavens, Laura! I hope you're not In love with any one else." I "Yes, I am," she said, bursting into tears. • j Medway was thunderstruck. As soon , as he had recovered himself a bit curi-| ( oslty as to who was the possessor of p the girl's heart overcame all other con-'' slderatlons. Could it be possible that with no fortune she could decline one, J with a very good fellow for a husband, for some young man who must work :■] for his living? j "I'm awfully sorry, Laura." he said soothingly. "We didn't intend to go i«gainst your wishes. Do you mind tell ing me who the man is you wished to marry?" "Oh, I couldn't!" She buried her face | In a divan pillow. "There wouldn't be any impropriety in your telling me in confidence." "Not since I can't marry the man I love?" "Certainly." "But it wouldn't be treating my hus band right." "What a conscience!" said Medway to himself. Then aloud: "Oh, that would l>e all right. He'd never know it." "Well, since I'm married and there's nothing wrong or Immodest about tell ing, the man I love is"-- "Out with It, Ltnira. You'll feel bet ter when you've relieved your mind/',. "You," she whimpered. No pen or pencil could adequately picture the expression on Edward's face at the receipt of this information. The clock ticked many seconds before be moved; then he l>ent down and put his arms around the girl. "Oh. don't!" she moaned. "I'm mar ried." "Married be hanged!" he exclaimed. "I'm a lawyer, r-nd I know that in America It's the iutent of l>oth parties that makes a contract binding." There were no more mock marriages during the continuance of the house party. Medway made a ciean breast of everything to Weyburn, who was con vinced of his friend's innocence of any Intent to supplant him. Before the de parture of the guests the engagement pf the host und Laura Leonard was announced. ROSALIE WHITING. Slaking Ready For a Revival. Prosperity that is rcnl cannot be overthrown by « mere setback due to shifting conditions. In the present depressed state of in ' dustriiil trade we have tlie spectacle of emergency relief measures being brought to quick application. Curtail ment of production to a minimum In relation to the current volume of trade has been the tonic generally admin istered to the waning strength of business. These measures of aid have been comparatively severe, observes ; the Iron Trade Review. The winning j back of public confidence and the re -1 lief of the financial stringency are ex pected to herald a return of what Is the country's own in the way of ma terial prosperity. Predictions are free ly made that with the situation clear ed of the influences of wild speculation and unstaple enterprises a period of unsurpassed activity will ensue. Says the Review: The result Is obvious. New plant con struction soundly based upon conditions existing previous to the temporary sus pension of commercial vigor will be more urgently required. From this source there may be created a flow of demand for plant equipment which must be readily satisfied, else Its very presence, for the time being at least, will clog the maximum activity of the country, and the fruits of return ing prosperity will not be enjoyed to the fullest extent. Against such a contin gency tomorrow the Idle capital repre sented in the steadily accumulated stocks today constitutes the safeguard. _ With it available there may be readily met any probable form of effect In which the re covery of business stability expresses itself. According to the New York papers, another raiser has died "in squalor,'* leaving behind him $1,547. During times like these a man runs the risk of being classed as a miser If he hoards more than 30 cents. The cfcar of Russia is to be an auto* crat no longer if the douma has Its way. But the czar Is enough of an au tocrat still to be able to say whether or not the douma Is the best Judge In matters of this kind. ' New Yorkers continue to warm up lis to whether Sunday shpws are trood, bad or indifferent in their effect upon morals. But anyway there is the law which says, "No Sunday ohows." India wants to import an army of American cats to abolish her plague of fats. About every household, of the land wiH be glad to contribute the tab bies of its neighbors. That "genius is bard work" Is aa true as gospel. So just watch the genius of this country pull her through her troubles. Trtie, Uncle Sam's soldiers get but $13 a month, but they needn't worry When the cost of living goes up. Funny that Secretary Loeb was not found among the "also gr*Hty" for that money panic. ESTAY SALE Notice is hereby given that CG Col let, on the 30th day of January 1908, took up and now keeps at Vessey Mcßna ranch, Klona, Waeli., the foi lowfng est ray horses I grjlry. 1 lirown mare and colt, white strip on face; 1 brown mare ond colt; 1 sorrel mure and colt, white strip ou face: 1 year black, white strip oil face; all brands Bon right shoulder and ill on right stifle. Said estrays will be sold to the highest bidder for c isli at the place kept,- above specified, on Monday, the 16th day of Mar 1908, at the liour-of 11 o'clock, in the forenoon of said day, unless ,tli j owner thereof, or his legal rep resentative, shall appear prior to that time and make out lllji title and pay all charges against safd estray. Date of first publication of this no tice 28 Febrnary, 1908. f - W S Jenkins, Benton £0 Aud NEW BARBER SHOP W. B. JOHNSON, Prop. I have opened up my new Shop in the Blattler Build ing uext door to the Dirck sen Market and ask a share of your trade. My -work justifies your patronage. The ANTLERS HOTEL BEST IN THE CITY Adjacent to depot. Special attention to commercial and transient trade. Sample ro<>m. Rates reasonable. WE MEET ALL TRAINS MRS. A- BELL, Proprietor KEXNKWICK, WASH. X