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The K ennewick Courier
OL. VII. NO. 6 [ennewick Rifle Association. I a largely attended meeting held (day night the Kennnewick Rifle iciation was organiz -d mnl tie Ping officers elected: Pre*i<leiir. J. IN. Scott; vice-president. H. !i. Humphrey; secretary, L. It White lock; treasurer, H. H. Cole- executive officer, P. A. Swingle. The last named officer has charge of the Range. The local association will be affliliatei/ with the National Rifle Association which has been es tablishing branches all over th»» country. Three have been organized in this state up to thi9 time. The Keunewlck Association start out with about 50 members including some of the best shots in town. The rifle range is located just west of town, and will soon be in shape for holding matches. Congress has en acted laws favoring the organizing of these citizen rifle clubs for the pur pose of improving the marksman ship of its members by authorizing the central board of the National As sociation to furnish rifles at cost to members of the local clubs who or ganize and carry on the practice in accordance with the. national rules. The National Association also fur nishes each local with a suitable medal to offer as a prize at the local annual shoot for the best all around marksman. The nearest association of the kind is at North Yakima. At the meeting last Tuesday evening the secretary was Instructed to take up the correspondence with tlie National Board with reference to the cost of the guus and the style of a gun to get which will be ready for report at the next meeting. Other members are desired and many keen eyed, steady-nerved men should re spond. The initiation fee has been ffxed at $2 50 and the dues are $ 50 per quarter. Home Team Wins Easy Game. The Connell base ball team was prevented from playing their re turn game here last Sunday on ac count of the tie-up of the N. P. passenger trains which were ten hours late. To fill the date a picK up gapie was arranged with a Pasco team composed mostly of the mem bers of the High school team which came over on a switch engine ac companied by a few rooters. Um pire Scott Henderson called the play at -:30 and the Pascos went -out one, two, three. Kennewick came to bat and the slaughter com menced and ended not until six had crossed the plate. In the second Pasco made two, and Kennewick had another "swatfest" running in six more. The next two were goose eggs for Pasco, while the "K"s tallied 7, Pasco 2, Kennewick 19. In the fifth a change was made and Hart who had been in the box for Kennewick was transferred to Pasco and Bfirham finished the game in the box for Kennewick. French hit into left field for two bases, there being no player in left field, Pratt took first on a fumble by Anderson at shortstop, and the two scored on a safe one by Partch. Hart in the box for Pasco. In the Kennewick half Tweedt and Smith scored on Barham's hit, who was thrown out at home and Boyer re tired the side by an easy one to short. In the sixth Barham was wild and gave two men bases on balls, the first of which scored. Last bat for Kennewick. Hart struck out Anderson, Erickson and Smith but in the meantime Myers scored. Fina. Pasco 6, KennewicK 22. Hart "struck out 10 men against Pasco and when pitching for Pasco struck out 4 Kennewick men in two innings. Barham strucK out 6 men. Esterly knocked out a clean home run in the second inning. Hunting ton hurt his hand in the first inning and Smith received behind the bat for the rest of the game. There v\as a good crowd out to the game. Another Horse Sale. fl S. Hughes, auctioneer, will sell 18 head of good work horses to the highest bidder at the Shamrock Barn, Kennewl-k, Wash on Saturday June 6th, 1908. These horses weigh front 1000 to 1400 pounds and /ire in good working condition The usual terms of sale will be given. The sale begins at 1 o'clock. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY. M. E. Hay For Lieutenant Gover- Hon.M. E. Hay of Wilbur, Lin coln county, is the most generally mentioned and widely supported as the republican candidate for Lieu tenant Governor at the primaries this fall. Suggestions to Mr. Hay that he make the race came first from the west side on the occasion of a recent visit to the Sound region on his way to Alaska on a big game hunt. The suggestion was en thusiastically taken up by the papers of the East side, especially in the Big Bend and the Spokane dailies, the Review and the Chroni cle, and his candidacy, his record and his pre eminent qualifications for the position have been strongly set forth- With his large acquaintance throughout the state, his business prestige, and his high executive ability Mr. Hay would be able to do as much for the people and for the East Side whose battle lie has often fought as any man that could be elected to the position of presi dent of the state Senate. 11. E. Hay, Republican Candidate for Lieu tenant Governor. Mr. Hay has been active in coun ty and state politics for a number of years and stands well at home where the leaders take pleasure in endorsing his candidacy for this position. There is no man living within the confines of the Inland Empire, who is more deserving of recognition at the hands of his party. Mr. Hay has decided to make the run for the place at the solicitation of friends in all parts of the state and will go in to win. He has been a resident of Lincoln coun ty since the early 90' sand with his brother, E. T. Hay, has in that time accumulated a large fortune from business and real estate. He recently retired from the active management of the firms business at Wilbur and expects to devote some time to travel and recreation. Mr. Ilay is a prominent type of the successful man of today. He has made his money in legitimate channels and those who know him best appreciate his true worth. Be ing himself a man of large affairs, he will be able to grasp and cope with the big questions that come be fore him and his natural fitness for the position would make him a pop ular presiding officer for the state senate. He will have the undivid ed support of the republicans of his home county for the position. Final Report for School Year, 1907-8. Total Enrollment 429 Total Attendance 50794. Total Absence 4189. Average daily attendance 289. Cases of tardiness 325 Neither tardy nor absent 15 the piano fund. Of the $200.00 paid for the school piano iu October 1907, the follow ing sums have been raised: $50.00-from April 1907, entertain ment. $S2 50-Lecture course proceeds. $25.00—Junior Play. $10 00-Eiitei taininent given by Miss I,eitch and Miss Mayne. A. K. Nelson. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 2P, 1908 Johnson in Congressional Race. j Hon. Lee A. Johnson has decided Ito enter the Congressional race in j the Third Disirict. For many weeks Mr. Johnson has been undecided as to his candidacv, altho his friends were urging him to run and he was receiving favorable comment from the newspapers of the state. While turning the question of his candi dacy over and over in his mind, Mr. Johnson attended the SpoKane State convention as delegate from his home county, Yakima. The unex pected action of that convention in declaring for local option was a ten jstriKe for him and placed him in a I position of advantage among the six or seven aspirants for the position. For Mr. Johnson has been recogniz ed throughout the state as the local option champion, and in the last two sessions of the legislature he has lead the fight for the looal op tion measure being defeated by the narrow margin of one vote. Altho the local option plank came up for discussion as the minority report, unexpectedly to him he sprang for ward to plead for his pet measure and presented a strong and eloquent argument for its adoption. In part he said: "I am in favor of the resolution because I confidently believe that its .adoption would be another step in the direction of the eradication of the evils of the unrestricted sale of intoxicants, and it will make me prouder of the great republican party than I have ever been in my life if I can go home tomorrow and tell my friends and neighbors that my party is willing to join in this world-wide crusade for the purifica tion of home life, the commercial life and the political life of the nation." Because of his consistent course in advocating the local option plan both before this time in the legislature and in the convention, Mr. Johnson's address disarmed the suspicion of the delegates and se cured the adoption of the plank. In the legislature the two terms he has served he has been regarded strong and progressive member of the body. He favored the direct primary law, the railroad commis sion law and the congressional dis tricting bill. In an interview he has the following to say as to his position and platform: "If I shall be so fortunate as to be elected to congress, I shall under taKe to pursue much the same | course at Washington I have pursu ed atOlympia. The two important matters of local importance this j district desires from the federal government are the continued deve (lopement of irrigation enterprises lin Washington and the improve -1 ment of the Columbia river and its navigable tributaries. But the ' people of this state expect their re- | I preservative to take a progressive I position on general legislation, as j well as look after matters of local ; importance and have come, through i the character of service rendered I them in the past, to expect a high j degree of efficiency and ability of their congressmen in the future." Strawberries Canned Without Cooking. Have your jars perfectly clean and dry, then take equal parts of fresh berries and sugar, and mix and mash thoroughly. To accomplish this, take only a sin.tll quantity in a dish at a time, that you may be sure every berry Is mashed. Put luto the jars and seal Immediately, Inverting the jar for a short time before putting away. The work is easily and quickly done, as there is no heating. My berries catined in this way last sum mer kept perfectly and have preserv ed their delicious flavor unimpaired. Strawberry shortcake equal to that of the summer has been an en joyment whenever we wished thru the winter.—From The Woman's Home f 'oinpaiiijn for June. Specialty ju-t now in new stationery and beautiful comb sets at Photograph Gallery store. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION The Kennewick Electric Company. The Columbia Basin Water, Light & Power Co., has filed with the Sec retary of State amended articles of Incorporation changing the name of the company to The Kennewick Electric Co., and increasing the capital stock from $25,000 to SoO, 0t 0. The officers of the company remain the same, C. E. Wood, president; C. A. Cochran, secretary and treasurer. The proposed change lias been approved by the Secretary of State and is now in force. An additional stockholder has been added to the company. The addi tional capital will enable the com pany to carry on some extensive changes on a larger scale. The shortening of the name will be a con venience to everyone who has oc casion to write or speak it and places any value on his time. The Berry Shipments. The berry shipments for the last week were quite large, totaling be tween 4000 and 4500 for the six days and the price was much high er than expected especially in Seat tle which market was boosted by the coming of the fleet. The price has been from 84 to $5 and most of the berries of the week have brot $4.50 or better. Saturday's re ceipts were close to the thousand mark. The number of crates ship ped from here for the different days follows: Monday 691 Tuesday 702 Wednesday 775 Thursday 670 Friday 828 Saturday 928 The actual figures for the ship ments from Finley have not been secured. A. D. Parker is the largest shipper from Hover. Car load of Yakiica Best Flour just arrived. SUMMER OXFORDS IN TAN, BLACK ANDCANVASS $2.50, $3.00 «» $3.50 TUST received another J shipment of Tan Ox fords—the new golden brown shades so popular this season. We can fit you corre&ly from our handsome line of Summer Footwear. Trimmed Hats at, from i to -J- off PRICES are all reduced in our Milli- (firm nery Department. We have many handsome Trimmed Hats that we will 7J close out at greatly reduced prices. Summer Parasols I?- AN express shipment ju& brought us a fa * lot of the newest styles in Summer ', Parasols. All the fancy colors and white in evidence. A large range of prices to suit every one. Ju»t opened • ■■ ■ ■ * II L O CT ' y idow H. M. Ashbaugh & Co. KENNEWICK'S LEADINGSTORE WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND FOR LESS The Strawberry Contest. The strawberry contest for prim offered by the Commercial Club was held last Friday afternoon at tlx rooms of the Fruit Growers Associa tion under the management of the Club's Committee, Messrs. Rose. Peters and Henderson. Some ver\ fine berries were exhibited but tin total number of exhibits was far les> than had been anticipated. Thi!- is accounted for by the fact that the growers are too busy with tlx rush of marketing to give the con test their attention. Twenty-four !x>xes were shown by twelve exhibit ors, whose names were unknown to the judges and whose exhibits were designated by numbers only. The judges were, 11. D. Sweet, W. S. Haxton and James Crowell. The first prize was awarded to P. C. Book whose best box contained 26 j berries of perfcct shape and high coloring, E. M. Sly was second, and Joseph Oldbrieh, third, receiving 85, 83 and $1.50 respectively. An excellent photograph of the exhibit was made by J. H. G raven - slund and cuts from this picture will be used by the Club and others. The entire exhibit will be sent to Spokane and after being treated with preservative will be placed on exhibition in the Club booth in the Chamber of Commerce. The exhibitors were, N. C. Bow les, R. Bevier, Hover, E. H. Ingalls A. Vance, L. Peckenpaugh, E. M. Sly, George Williams, Joseph Old brieh, Mounsev Brothers, R. E. Carpenter, P. C. Book and J. H. Stair, Richland, and each one had a fine exhibit as the photograph well shows. Money to Loan. I can get several thousand dollars of outside money to loan in amouuts of $500 to $1,000 on improved prop erty, firsfrinortgage, to run from 3 to 5 years. C. O. Anderson ti WHOLE NUMBER 318 Kiona. (from the *ni«rprU«) Bishop Wells and Mr. Wellman of the Episcopal Church held conflrmu tlon services here last Sunday after noon. Three new members were r«'- celved. Misses Gladys DeMoss and Ruby and Mabel Scott. Chief Engineer F. L. Plttman was here Wednesday with three North Coast magnates, and drove out over the right-of-way. A bridge gang came In this week aud will remain about a month re pairing N P bridges lu this vicinity. Mrs. J A Lawrence and children ex pect to leave lu about a week for lowa, where thcv will spend the sum mer. Prof. Humphrey, the new principal of the Klona school, was here Thyra day with his wife, looking for a house to reut. Some splendid strawberries were shipped out of Kiona this week. T K Kendall Is sending out particularly fine ones, nine berries making a layer in the In x. The rattlesnake wheat district re ceived a good shower Thursday morning. Mesa Vs Kennewick. A srood game of bull will be play - ed by tbe above team# on the home grounds, Saturday, May -JOtb. Tlie first game was ours by the close of 8 to 5 but Mesa has greatly streuglien ed her team and comes here eager for a victory and It will be anybody'* game from start to finish. Kenne wick'a new bfittery will be In good form. Estrays. Taken up at my place 3 miles west of Hover about April 25th, 2 black mares, weight about 1150. One l« branded with a circle 2 on left shoulder, bar M an I bar L on right, stifle and a bat 1 N vented on left stifle; the other Is branded K on li ft shoulder. Owuers can have same by proving property and paying for this publication. S. G. Leonard. For Sale—House aud lot cheap and on very easv terms. Very little money will handle this. Apply at iliis office.