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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VII. NO. 1 Capt NevinsSustains Serious Injuries. Breaks Leg and Fractures Should er When Wagon Turns Over a Bank. Captain James Nevins had a leg broken, a shoulder crushed and suffered other injuries by the over turning of his wagon down an en.- bankment in Coyote Canyon last Friday night. Captain Nevins is a homesteader in the Tucker-Clodfelter neighbor hood in Horse Heaven. He was driving home with his wife and lit tle nephew' about 9 o'clock last Friday evening and in the tortuous windings of the Coyote Canyon lost the road and drove off an embank ment, the wagon turning over and falling on him inflicting the severe injuries, especially so to a man of his extreme age. Mrs. Nevins and the boy luckily were not much in injured. It was necessary for them to walk between two and three miles to Mr. Edwards' for help. A messenger was at once dispatched for the Doctor and the party re turned to the place of the accident. Mr. Nevins was found to be suffer ing such severe pain that it was im possible to move him and he was cared for as well as possible on the spot until Dr. Crosby arrived at 4 o'clock a.m. An opiate relieved his agony and it was then possible to move him to his home where the broken ankle was set and wounds dressed, and at last report he was resting easily and improving. The Commercial Club Booklet. The large freight shipment of the Commercial Club Booklet has ar rived and is now ready for distribu tion. The edition is 30,000 copies, of which the different real estate firms will purchase and distribute a large number. The total expense of printing the booklet is slightly in excess of $1000. The only way to get a proper appreciation of the beauties of the book is by a careful perusal. The pictures are the fin est and reflect great credit on Photo grapher Gravenslund. There are a dozen signed letters from business, professional men and farmers tell ing in accurate and concise style about special features of the town and valley. A double-page map shows the location of Kennewick with regard to it 3 markets and sets out its unusual transportation facili ties. The general descriptive arti cles are excellent and crammed full of facts the intending settler would want to know. All in all it is the l>est booklet ever issued by a town of this size to set forth its advantag es, we have ever seen and deserves the widest possible circulation by the public and the Club. The book lets will be on sale at the Drug Stores at cost, $3.50 per hundred, 50 cents per dozen, or 5 cents per copy. Miss Bertha Richards Weds. Sir Daniel Cupid of Lovedom com peted a task he has been working o i for some time today when Miss Bertha Richards and Norbett Car penter were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. \V. M. Richards, of Fruit vale. The wedding was a quiet one and was witnessed by only the im mediate relatives of the contracting parties* The bride wore a beauti ful traveling costume. An elegant weding luncheon was served at 12 o'clock. The happy pair wflF*Teave this afternoon for Seattle where they will spend a brief time. I pon their return they will beat home to their friends at 001 North Naches avenue. C. E. Gibson was the officiating clergyman. —Republic. tIFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY. Opening Game at Conneii. The Kennewick base-ball aggre gation will open the season next Sunday at Connell where they cross bats with the local team. Kenne wick defeated Connell last year and hope to repeat the performance in the next game. The following is the line-up for the team: Horton Huntington, catcher. Edgar Boyer, second base. Harvey White, pitcher. Curt Anderson, short stop. Paul Callow, right field. Wilbur Smith, left field. Jess Boyer, third base. Christ Erickson, first base- Henry Tweedt, center field. A loyal bunch of rooters will ac company the team. "Taft By Acclamation." In a double leaded editorial near ly two columns long the Chicago Evening Post declares that "in so far as anything may be humanly predicted the nomination of Wm. Howard Taft at the Coliseum in June is a certainty," This state ment is followed by a carefully rea soned argument to the effect that the good of the republican party and the good of the country will be serv ed by the withdrawal of "favorite son" candidates from the field and the early notification to the nation that Taft is the unanimous choice of the republican party for leader in this year's campaign. Referring to the list of avowed and inferential candidates, the Evening Post says: ' 'Take first the race for the nomi . nation. One year ago, in the judg ment of thr countiy, the prize lay between Charles Evans Hughes of New York, Charles Warren Fair banks of Indiana, Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania, Robert M. LaFollette of Wisconsin, George B. Cortelyou of New York, Leslie M. Shaw of lowa and William Howard Taft of Ohio. ' His most friendly political critics must admit that Mr. Hughes' golden opportunity finally passed with the half-hearted indorsemsnt given him Saturday in the New York convention. The movement toward Fairbanks lost its substance some months since and has vanisht into thin s<ir. Speaker Cannon, held up as a powerful possibility because of his close acquaintance thruout the entire union, has se cured simply a complimentary vote in the state of Illinois, and only four delegates elsewhere. Mr. Knox has Pennsylvania, but even Con gressman Dalzell, his nominator-to be, has inadvertently admitted that there is neither heart nor hope in his candidacy. The absolute isola tion of Senator LaFollette in his own party makes his nomination an impossibility. Secretary Cor telyou has not been considered seriously since the brief cabinet cri sis of the winter made him under stand that his campaign could not be furthered by the use of federal patronage. As for Mr. Shaw, he has himself confessed that he has reached oblivion." The nomination of Taft by accla mation, as suggested by the Eve ning Post, would be a most happy consummation. It would signal ized a united party. It would sound the death-knell of factional ism. It would mean the continua tion of the great forward movement I inaugurated by Theodore Roosevelt. It would be the dealing of a stun ning blow to the democratic party at the very opening of the campaign. It would be serving notice that the republican party will take up the tariff question as a business propo j sition and adjust the same to the current needs of commerce, indus try and labor, in line with the pol icv which in the past has convinced the masses of the people that the protective program is the key to American supremacy thruout the I world. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1908 The Dairying Industry in the Kennewick Valley. From the Commercial Club Booklet. H D Sweet, local farmer ami dairy man near Kennewick. when Inter viewed on the subject of dairying said: '"I believe that dairying is a go<><l business and that climatic condition* favor it here. The winters being very mild, with no snow or mud to make work disagreeable, having al falfa hay to feed, which in mv mind 1* the best all around feed for the milch cow that I have ever used or seen, together with the easy acces to markets where the cream can be shipped and quick returns received for the same, and the high price for butter fat which is paid the dairy man, the Kennewick Valley is an ideal spot in which to engage in this business. Creamery butter is now selling at 40 cents a pound, and the demand is good; in fact, nowhere in theepuntry are paid better for but'er fat than the Washington dairymen. I might say further that in the fall of 190(5 I had eleven cows, some fresh ami some nearly dry; from these cows we netted, afterallowing #10 per ton for tliM alfalfa hay, $8 per cow each month. These, you must under stand, were not a picked herd, but just the hunch tnat was gathered up with not close culling. A movement is now on foot to establish a cream ery or a skimming station iu the Vallev " Guaranteed Bank Deposits. People insure their goods by land and sea. The custom is of long standing, It has not driven cap able shipbuilders and navigators out of business, nor retarded the in troduction of improved methods of house construction, nor yet laid a withering blight of paternalism and socialism upon the world. In view of which we hardly understand why a proposal to insure bank deposits should produce such commotion. The graranty of deposits, as en acted in Oklahoma or as proposed in the Fowler bill, is simply a sys tem of insurance. A very small tax, or premium levied upon all de posits—something like forty cents on the thousand dollars, we believe —would have covered all losses suf fered by national bank deposits thru bank failures. Such insurance would not put "good bank manage ment at a discount." Nobody deposits money in any bank unless he believes it to be thoroly safe. He choose one bank rather than another because it is more convenient or more accomo dating, or for some such reason. He would still choose the bank that did his business most satisfactorily, and therein the good banker would still have all his due advantage over the indifferent or poor one. Every good banker ought to favor every proposal which would improve the banking business as a whole, which would increase public confidence in banks in general, which would tend to make every man with any money deposit it in some bank instead of hoarding it, which would lessen the probability of panic among deposit ors in unquiet times. —Saturday Evening Post. New Church at Finley. The question of greatest impor tance before the Kinley club last Sat urday evening was that of a new church building. Rev. T. H. Dry addressed the club, outlining the ! situational to the local organization aud asked for finandial assistance, stating that for every $2 00 raised there the Presbyterian church er c tion board would give an additional dollar. A preliminary subscription j canvass was started at the meeting ! and more than $200 raised for the building. It is planned to erect a building to cost 81 200 to $1,500. As heretofore stated in these columns the Washington Realty company, owners of the townsite will give the lots for the firstchureh site. The creamery and dairying propo sition came up for a thorough dis cussion and a committee composed ■>f E. W. Barton O. C. Retzlaff and H. M. T liamke was appointed t«» • canvass tlie neighborhood to find how many farmers would agree to take cows and how many head could be placed. In the vicinity of Finley there is fully s<>o acres now in alfalfa which would furnish an abundance of feed for the dairy herds. 1 Bush-Hickey. Sunday, April 19th at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Fred Cresswell in east Horse Heaven was solemnized the marriage of her daughter, Miss Mabel Bush to Mr. William Hickey. Rev. Mr. Bailey of Hover, was the officiating clergy man and the ceremony was witness ed by only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties including Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Leonard of Hov er. Mr. and Mrs. Hickey left at once on a week's visit to Spokane, after which they will return to Horse Heaven, where Mr. Hickey is engaged in putting down a deep well for S. Simard. The many friends of the bride and groom extend hearty congratulations. Building Operations Brisk. Building operations have become active during the week and there Is a lively demand for carpenters. Work was resumed on the Episcopalian elm pel Monday. Three churches are now building, the one Just mentioned, the Christian church which is ap proaching completion and the Con gregational church the foundation of which is now completed and work is belns: rushed on the superstructure. Work on four or five fine new resi dences has been commenced this week. Ed ward Sheppard is building a $4,000 residence on his lots on Sec ond street In the Amou addition near .lames Crowell's The building will be in the Colonial stvle and In mater ial and finish will be second to noue in the city. Work ou the foundation of a residence In the same locality has been commenced by Mrs. M. E. Staley. For C. O. Anderson's house on Washington street the plans are completed and the estimates of the cost of material made up and the work of getting the stuff on the ground commenced, ft will cost $2,500. C. W. Story will build a $3,000 seven room house on the lots south of Dr. Hewt-tson's which he recently purchased from H. M. Ash* baugh. Try the fancy dipt nuts at Reeves' Btkery. A Well Dressed Boy IS generally wearing a "WEARPROOF" suit, j They have the snap, the style, the fit and the | 'Enr wearing qualities that make good clothes, and at | * ?i the same time, the prices are very reasonable. We have a great variety of patterns and styles. You will be sure to be suited. As we have the exclusive agency of this great line in our town, do not buy until you pay us a visit. You will be under no obligation to buy. " Two-Piece Suits $2.50 to 7.50 Boys' Long Pant Suits zff $6.50 to $16.00 "5 01 4 f Pretty Muslin Underwear Easter Hosiery \V/£ HAVE never offered such a Urge ]VJ EW HOSIERY " " n ® ceMwy "* \ »v line of dainty muslin underwear z* 'a new Hat or Suit. We an we are now showing. You can t afford to showing a very large and ■ very leaotjffll buy w«t>ri»l' and make them when you can line of the much called for style* aad colon, tuy t'lem at the price* we are making. Prices, 35 cents to $1,25 C °Tb 29 ° 38c 50c 600 New Curtain Swisses Juil received, several piece* of the new Gown,. 75c. 85c. $1.00. $1.25. $1.50. S """' V " *""£[. •kin., 49c. 79c. 98c. $1.25. $1.50. $2/0 Long Silk and Lisle Gloves and $2.25 Lisle Glove*, in the sixteeu button length, in Black, Biown and White, $1.00, t1.25. Drawers, 25c, 48c, 85c and $ 1.00. $1.50, #2.00 and $230 ( We *»1 H. M. Ashbaugh & Co. [35EET Cash Only— assure >ou ,our lf . KENNEWICK'S LEADING STORE »"«t and most ana tor less careful attention. IvEHSTNEWICK,WASH. ' LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION The taxpayers of the county of Benton are unusually prompt in* their taxes this year. This is a strong evidence of the prosperous condition of the property owners. According to Treasurer R. B. Walk er more than 55 per cent of the taxes for 1907, or more than 880,- 000, had been paid into his hands by April Ist. The total amount to be collected exceeds $146,000. The disbursements for the quarter were $51,854. Sheep shearing at the Coffin ranch is soon to be completed. Within the last week Martin Field sted sold 2000 head to Frye-Bruhn and the Oglesby Sheep Co., sold their sheep to the same firm to be delivered at Expansion, May 15th. The Underwood Sheep Co. also sold two bands to the Wright Packing Co. These sheep are being sheared now and will be delivered to the cars here in Kennewick for ship ment as soon as the shearing is finished. The wool clip this year is large but the market is very un satisfactory and very little trading is being done and but few buyers in the market. The New Boat "The Kennewick." The construction work ou the new passenger boat "The Kennewiek" is about three-fcurths done now, we an* Informed by James Crowell of the Kennewlck Transportation com pany. This week the contract for bringing the boat over the Portage road at Celilo was made. The com pany have selected seats for the passenger rooms similiar to tiiose found ou the hest tourist sleepers. They are of rattan, adjustable to any angle and have a comfortable foot rest Other furnishings are to match. The boat is expected to arrive here about May 20th. Come In and try our ice cream and cake at the Columbia Cafe'. Taxes Coming in Fast. Large Sales of Sheep. WHOLE NUMBER 313 The Delegate Round-Up. The following statement wa» fa nned Saturday at the Tuft national headquarters, covering the del ('"att'B selected to the Republican national convention up to and In cluding April 17th: "In all. ">42 dele gates have now been chosen to the national convention, representing 2i states, one territory and three Insu lar possessions Of this total 267 have been instructed for Secretary Taft, 118 are uninstructed and 207 are instructed for other candidates as follows: 44 in Illinois tor Mr. Can non, 30 in Indianafor Mr. Fairbanks, 44 in New York for Mr Hughes, 64 In Pennsylvania for Mr. Kuox and 25 in Wisconsin for Mr. LaFollette. "Of the 68 uninstructed delegate more than one-third have publicly declared their Intention of voting for Secretary Taft," /. Sunday School Convention. The third annual convention of The Eastern Washington and Nor them Idaho Sunday School Associa tlon will be held at Spokane, May 4, 5 and 6th. The special slogan of the meeting is "A higher rating for the Sundav school." The worlds greatest Sunday school authority Marion Lawrence. Prol. E. (). Excel 1 the song writer. Iter, F. H. Atkinson of Chicago, are some of the leading speakers. The en thusiastic international field worker Kev. W. C. Merrlttt will assist in the program. Prof. Sampson of the state college Is also on the program. Reduced rates of one aud one-third fares on the certificate plan on the railroads. A large delegation of Kennewiek Sunday school worker* should attend this meetlug. Marlon Lawrence is worth crossing a con tinent to hear. N. P. Laying Heavier Sted. This week the track laying crewa have distributed the new steel rail* to lie laid on the main line. This crew will put down the new track for a stretch of tweutv miles begin ning at the bridge. The new rail Is an 8i» pound wtiile the old rails were ( 72 pound. The passing track liere will be reiald with rails taken from the main line. During the summer the track from l'asco to Ellensburg will be relaid with the heavier steel.