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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VII. NO. 7 FtMEY STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Royal Entertainment and Brilliant Oratory. The grand Strawberry Festival wa., jfield at the Flnley depot oil "Saturday night. The depot was crowded to its utmost capacity and everything went off with vim and a swish that is characteristic to tlie Finkyites. The various committees having charge of tlie affair, simply out-done themselves. Too much credit cannot be glved to the ladles who kindly volunteered their ser vices. The bachelors are entitled to much credit for the able manner in which they acquitted themse'ves. The meeting was called to or<ier an<l in a neat and appropriate speech Mr Godfrey told of the object of the gathering, after which he announced the program of entertainment: Heading G. Flnley. Quartet, Miss Setzer, Miss Lewtas, Mr. Koerner aud Mr. Lewtas. Song Miss Setzer. Speech H. H. Humphrey. Song J. P. Lewtas. Recitati a Mrs. Brown. Song J. 11. Koerner. Recitation II Fisher. America by audience, accompanied by Miss tSetzer. The program was rendered in an exquisite manner, and each and every performer was a distinct surprise, particularly was that so with Miss Setzer, who, for sweetness of voice would riva' Mdme. Patti. Mr. H. H. Humphrey, in a few well chosen re luarks.jtalked very entertainingly for tifteen minutes and made a decided hit with his hearers. Next came the long genial editor o' the Reporter, with a few timely remarks; who, by the way, reminded his hearers that he had been with them three times and each time he had learned to like them better; (he did not say whether he meant the Indies or the gentlemen tho.) How ever, his remarks were brief aDd to the point. Then came Kennewick's popular architect. F. A. Swingle, who handed it out in bunches, not forgetting to mention that he wa> here for business: (eating sirawber ries) and he surely got there if the writer Is any Judge, Mr. Hediugton, Mr. King, Mr. Hughes, aud Mr. Nolte, a prominent lawer of Kenuewlck, aud several other gentlemen roue and made one minute speeches, which brot the ••Dry" part of the evening to a close. | Next came the bachelors, who swarmed liked bees, loaded with trays of berries, cake, coffee and cream. Smiling right and left, Mr. Hediugton with his eagle eye was seen collecting in the sheckles, and wo be uuto him that tried to beat it, for he would be pounced upon un>l '"25 cents, please". There were at least three hundred people at the gathering. Forty-two dollars were taken In for the Feast. Every one went away feeling tiiat It was by far the "best ever" on be half of the Association, 1 want to thank one and all who In anyway contributed to the success of the Strawberry Festival. J. P. L. Ladies Missionary Meeting. Last Friday afternoon the Ladies Missionary Society of the Presby terian Church met at the home of Mrs. Garher, where a most interest ing meeting was held. Mrs. George Patch, our Presbyterian de'egate to Portland, gave a fine report of the Northern Pacific Board n eeting held there. A little surprise was given in the way of a piano solo by Charles Garber and a reading by Carl Klitten. Dainty refreshments, consisting of strawbt rries and cream were served by Mrs. Garber. From every city o:' any size on the Cot 9 t delegates 1 ave come to Portland to attend the session of the Pacific Coast Ad Men's Associa tion. It is being he'd in the Con vention Hall of the Commercial Club building, and the Association will enjoy a unique dinner at the Club to-night, their 1 anquets are probably tne most unusual and in teresting given by any convention, they have been compared to similar affair® of the famous Grid-Iron Club of Washington and since the Port land Ad Men claim to have the largest Advertising Club in America they are making apeciil effort as hosts. Yakima Beat ie alw ayi the best. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE COUNTY. Win Two Games. The home team celebrated the first game on the home grounds by shutting out Mesa by a score of 15 to 0. The first half of the game was interesting base ball, but the inability of the visitors to hit Hart and the fact that went "up in the air ' during the latter part of the game made it a rather one sided contest. The locals made a good showing. THE LINT) GAME. The Kennewicks took sweet re venge on the Lind team fur the de feat of previous seasons by wallop ing them by a score of 10 to 4, and that too on the Lind grounds. The boys put up gilt edge ball and shut out the Lindites for the five innings and were strong in every depart ment of the game. They g batted well, pulled a couple of lightning double plays. They were royally treated. The tabulated score fol lows: By innings: 12 3456789 Ken'w'k 202 0 1302 x 10 Lind 0 0000 1.1 20 4 LIND AB K H PO A E Mac, 2b 6 1 2 0 3 0 Smith, as 5 0 1 3 2 0 Campbell, e 3 1 0 11 2 0 Wallace, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 Hamilton, lb 3 0 0 11 0 $ Hr.okn.cf 4 0 0 1 0 2 Dirstine. p 4 10 14 0 Labes. if 4 0 0 0 0 0 Barstow. rf 4 110 0 1 Totals 36 4 4 17 11 9 K FNN K\V ICK AB R H PO A E Esterly, lb 5 0 1 9 0 1 Myers, 3rd 3 4 10 11 Barber c . 4 3 2 11 3 1 Smith. If ft 1 3 o o 0 Hover, 2b 5 0 0 1 2 1 Knrham,cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 Anderson, ss 4 12 4 3 1 White, rf ft 1 0 2 0 1 Hart, p 5 0 2 0 1 0 Totals 40 10 12 27 10 5 Kiona. (From the Knterprise) There ar«* two squads of surveyors at work out from Kiona. The North Coast crew is busy tying the riirht of-way along the line of the Ledbet ter canal, northeast of town, to sec tion corners, possibly to keep the high winds this spring from blowing it away, and the crew is lorn ting the right-of-way of the Grosscup canal extension that is to water 15,000 to 20.000 acres of land along the Colura bia above Richland. This extension which will be pushed thru at once will cover nearly as much land as the whole Tieton project, and with only a small fraction of the ultimate cost. It will also add many thousands of acres to the irrigated lauds In the vl cinlty'of Richland. T B Kendall has three-quarters of an acre of strawberries and at the end of this week will have taken off one hundred cr.-ites of berries for the city markets, where they bring me dollar ber crate more than berries from any other locality in the state The berries are as large as English walnuts, four tiers of berries filling the box. He s >nt nineteen crates on* day and fifteen another day. They are of the Hood River variety sweet, rich flavored, and show what can be done by intensive farming on Kiona valley land. He has sold no berries this season for less than $4 00 a crate. The ladies who met Wednesday af ternoon at the home of Mrs Scott to hear an address hv Mrs. Patch, were certainly rewarded for thefr atten dance. She spoke well and enthusias tically in favor of tlie Bible study method which she is seeking to in troduce among tlie women and yountr people. A considerable chiss was arranged, to be formally organ ized at a near date. These study classes areentirely undenominational and are not In any sense an avenue for missions or money g'fts. They are an outcome of the Union idea which is sweeping the whole country and which will one duy dominate in all lines. J II Kennedy snent two days In the vicinity of Richland inspecting or chards this week. .1 C Kennedy, wife and sister, of Burchard, Nebr., left Thursday eve ning for Spokane after visiting rela tives here. They lef•" Nebraska in March and have been traveling thru California and the Coast cities, and are now on their return trip. Mr. Kennedy and his sister, Miss Belle Kennedy are cousins of .J H Kennedy. Mrs J H Morgan, Mrs F P Wolford and Mrs A M Gebhart, and met bout twenty relatives here. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1908 The Class Poem. By Miss Fanny Mmith. We have before commented favor ably on the excellent class poem com posed by Miss Fanny Smith read at the class graduating exercises and we are glad to publish it in full this week. A CHAIN IS AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK Many ato ms form this earth. The great Is made up of the small, Our grand old flag of priceless worth, Depends upon us all. Grains of sand make the mountain, Drops of water make the sea. And the river and the fountain: And habits are what make me. Harvest is of little grains. On which depends the farmer's hope; j Clouds of vapors form the rains. As tiny strands make the rope. Links united form a chain; Each linK Is firm and sure, In one weak link is no gain, For the chain would not endure. Life is called a chain of deeds, History, a chain of wars, Church is called a chain of creeds, Kingdoms, a chain of powers. Let. us review the ancient Rome, Its chain of deeds we'll see; Its rule abroad aud e'en at home. Just as it used to be. It conquered most of the known world, All lands it overcame. Everywhere Its flag unfurled. And gained undying fame. But when victor over all it stood. Itself it could not rule. For It lacked moral worth and good. As the rich were proud and cruel. Its vast host of soldie r s brave, The true men of the land. Could not their native country save, For In the law they had no hand. Mighty bulwarks tho' they stood. Strong links in the chain of Rome; But guard the country as thev would, Corruption reigned at home. An awful curse fell on the land. When serfdom came on with a stride; This formed a link, a link of sand, Ami the old freedom was defied. The Roman faith ho deep and stem. Vanished from the heart; RlcheN was their one concern And each one tried to get his part The Senate gradually lost its power, And the people thus lost theirs; A monarch then plucked Freedom's flower. And filled the land with cares The army lost their strongest stay, And like a crumbling wall The rusty llnKs gave way, And caused great Rome to fall. And thus thru* the ages we shall find. How faults corrupt and decay; How rusty links cease to bind, And make the strong fall 'way. Quebec on cliffs of adamant reared, A fort with walls of stone; For ni enemy e%*er feared, And stood supreme alone. It was gained thru'lts weakest link, By WoJfeand his few men; And now on Its watery brink, 'T will ne'er be safe again. Napoleon whs a warrior great. Whose name was magic every where, But thru' pride he met his fate, And died on an island bare. He bridled the gr<>a.t Revolution, And remolded the life of France; And by his stern resolution, Made the country to advance. Gn-ater lands he wished to gain. More countries to subdue, As a monarch uow to reign. And to fields of conquest new. Ambition was his weakekest link. Great powers his chief aim: Of oath or honor he ceased to think, And unfalteringly fought for fame. And when his sun of fame, LHwned o'er the battle field. With mystic mein he gained u name, And made the enemy yield. As dew before the morning sun. They faded before his sight; But 'ere his fame had well begt<D, Ambition began to blight. And then his huh began to wane, In a sky of bloody hue; But be remained true to Ills aim. Till It set In the field of Waterloo. Slavery, a moldy link was felled, In Columbia's fair hand, And free blood and life did weld, Tha c tain again lu one enduring land. Now friend I've briefly shown to you If chains would last for long, How mire t!»-y must be and true, And the links lie new aud strong So vonr ••lmracter is as good and true, LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION As your vices or your evil will; For dally habits make up you. As stones make a stony hill. Then let your dally deeds, however small, Be stepping stones toward the true; Come forth from the wicked all, And Join the noble few. Let's have links secure and strong. In life's chain of deeds; Keep from all sin and wrong, And follow righteous creeds. Then we may have links of gold In onr friendship chain. Links that will not rust or mold, When riches begin to wane. While we fleetlug knowledge drink. And superior wisdom feign; Each member forms a shining link, In our dear class chain. Each link I'll now describe to you: One Is long, yet very bright. He Is slim, but sure and true. And strong forever In the right. Another Is short, lively and gay. Gentleshepherdes* means her name; One Is quiet, sober In her way, A link that will gain fame. One a great debater Is, When to stop he must be told; One of the class he claims as his, Aud the two will be one as of old. One a collection of pencils Is making. And pennies wltb acid burning; One for a sweeter name her own is forsaking. And all but sweet hoys spurning. Yet we are, I'd like fco say. Ever wiser growing; U. 8. citizens we'll be some day, And will become more know! Ntnt And when luto the world we go. Each taking a different wajr; When tested by trial and woe. The chain will be our strongest stay. For how fast the tie doth bind, Which twines around our heart, lu it we sweet memories And, But sadness, when ws part. Strong as the weakest la our chain, And will last as long As friendship and truth la it rvlgn, Ahd honors to It belong. But time will soon find the weak. Every link it will test; But we a constant guard will keep, And always do our best. Dainty dflL Muslin SJ. Underwear 'T'HE WARM DAYS are V creating a great demand for Muslin Underwear* Our * s ver y complete of fine well made garments—daintily trimmed with lace and em broidery- Prices very low. Trimmed Hats at, , <^i£§i£!^ from 1 to j- off DRICES are all reduced in our Milli- X^mAA«P^* * nery Department. We have many jM handsome Trimmed Hats that we will vf close out at greatly reduced prices. Summer Parasols I*. AN express shipment ju£ brought us a lot of the newest styles in Summer ', N Parasols. All the fancy colors and white - in evidence. A large range of prices tcr suit every one. H. M. Ashbaugh & Co. WE SFI I KE LEADING STORE * eMW " ,#d WE SELL, FOK CASH ONLY ANI) FOR I JESS The Japan Treaty. Recently there was signed in Washington, a general arbitration treaty between the United State e and Japan. The treaty, which wil. continue in force for five years pro vides that all disputes of a legal nature or in regard to the interpre tation of treaties shall be settled by arbitration, but questions of honor, independence and vital interests are reserved for the arbitrament of war. j It is similar to those already negoti ated by our State Department with England, France, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, but it it much more important because it should put a stop toj this infamous talk of war between Japan and America, which has been so in sidiously and mysteriously preva lent of late. We believe this treaty, therefore, marKs one of the greatest steps forward in that movement, now fast becoming irresistible, for substituting law for war. Not only our solemn protestations at The Hague require this of us,] but it was our duty to take the j initiative in the matter, because we| first provoked Japan and started! the war talk. Secretary Root and! Baron Takahira deserve the thanks of civilization for carrying to such a happy conclusion their negotia tions. We would not, however, overstate the importance of this treaty with Japan. As long as "honor" and vital interests are excepted from arbitration it will always be easy to find a pretext for going to war, for hbnor and vital interest cover as great a multitude of sins as of vir tues. The time, we fear, has not yet come when it will l>e safe to re fer all disputes to arbitration, for a nation might lay claim to another's territory or independence, and this no spirited people would or should submit to the arbitrament of an out- WHOLE NUMBER 31& aider. The ideal arbitration treaty is one which contains a clause re quiring eaoh nation to respect ihe other's territorial integrity and auto nomy and submit all other ques tions to arbitration. If territorial integrity and autonomy are thus mutually respected, they will be tl»« subjects neither of war nor arbitra tion, and manifestly no other mat ters are worth fighting about. The Japan treaty is another ore of the multiplying signs of the com- - ingof the Peace era when, as Vicitoi Hugho prophesied, the only battle field will be the market opening to commeice and the human mind opening to new ideas. The' Senate, we hope, will ratify the treaty speedily. His Farewell Sermon. Rev. J. F. Smith delivered his farewell sermon Sunday night- A. very large congregation gathered t» hear Kennewick's raoat, popular pastor. I Miring hid short stay liere in Kennewick as pastor of the First Presbyterian church Mr. Smith has won a host of friends. Not only was hi* going keenly faltShx his own church hut by the city at targe. He was the prime mover in secur ing for the Kennewick High School their lecture course and was greatly responsible for the large success of the same. Mr. Smith goes to the Chicago University where he will | take an advanced course in theolo rgy, when he will accept one of the many flattering offers he has had to occupy an important pulpit sn the east. It is the hope of the people here that at some time Mr. Sniitli will see fit to return to this city and resume his work which has been m highly satisfactory here. For Hale —House hji<l lot efieap a*4 on very «»#»• term*. Vury Utile money will handle tlila. Apply at this office.