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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VII. NO. 47 DEMONSTRATION TRAIN MAKES GOOD START BIG CROWD, CLOSE ATTENTION AND EAGER QUESTIONS The first Farmers and Fruit Growers Demonstaation train from the State College, arrived here on time Tuesday and the train had hardly stopped when R. W. Thatch er, Director of the Washington Ex periment Station, began talking ex plaining the purpose and equipment of the train. After the preliminary he devoted his remarks to the subject of fer tilizers. Analysis of soils received from no greater distance than two mile* from Kennewick, showed that fertilizers could 1* used with profit on our high priced lands to increase the growth and yield. More straw berries will grow and ripen if a fer tilizer is used. The first one recom mended was dried blood in the quantity of 400 to 500 pounds to the acre. It will increase the nitro gen supply. It will increase the foliage growth of the strawberry plant especially. The plant and trees grown for profit are very large potash-feeders and the quantity of that ingredient should be in our soil. There is only half as much potash in a sample of our soil analyized as in the Palouse soil. Sulphate of potash is the potash to use and in quantities of 100 pounds to the acre. Can be spread with a garden drill. Use it especi ally on the strawberry ground and for the trees. Put some of it in a hole a short distance from each tree if no more even method of distribu tion can he had. Now is the time to do it. These are commercial fer tilizers and are very beneficial, but if you have plenty of barn yard manure there is no better fertilizer and it should be used in large quantities. Prof. W. S. Thornber was the r.ext speaker and his subject was, pruning, which he illustrated by actual pruning of trees which were set out in large tubs on the flat car which served as a speakers' plat form for the train. A one year tree set out and the soil firmly packed around the roots Bhould at once be cut back to a point just above the but 18 inches above the ground. The two year old tree was next pruned back to three main branch es and from one-half to two-thirds of the annual growth cut off. A yearling peach tree should be cut back to 12 inches above the ground, W here trees have grown out of reach before any pruning was done they should be cut back vigorously cutting off the insloping branches and spreading out the tree as much as possible to let the sunlight in. Mr. Thornber made the criticism that the apples of the valley were not as highly colored as they ought to because the sun light was not permitted to get to the fruit on ac count of insufficient pruning. Prof. Melander gave the same vigorous talk on the necessity of spraying which he gave at the farm ers institute last winter and clinch ed the nail by having the power sprayer and the hose, the bordeaux nozzle and all the equipment before the eyes to actually demonstrate the work. Iwo hundred pmnds prssure was necessary to cause the spray to pene trate the crevices of the tree and reach the pests. At the conclusion of Mr. Melan der's talk Mr. A. H. Hooker, Sec retary of the Board of the National legation Congress to he held at ' pokane next August, spoke on the various features of that Congress ai 'd outlined the method by which the Yakima Valley will get the greatest benefit from the large num ber-3000 delegates who will be in at tendance. The first coach of the train was lighted by electric lights which re ceived their current from a small dynamo operated by a gasoline en gine which illustrated how the mod em farm might have a modern light ing system. A large quantity of work was displayed on the walls to show the different orchard pests at different stages of their development a set of books best for the fruit grower, gardener, and intensive farmer was shown, a complete set of the bulletins of the Experiment station, forms and machinery for packing fruit, ground heaters for preventing damage by frost, differ ent kinds of j)runing machinery and much other material of the kind too numerous to mention in detail. Accompanying the train were Supt. DeForce, General Agent Ken nedy, of Spokane ,Mr Jordon, traffic manager of the Palouse Branch. Trainmaster Shannon and others who looked after every convenience of the train as well a3 the audience. The visit of the train and timely instruction given will be of incal cuable value to our ranchers. THE LEGISLATURE The biennial session of the legis lature came to close yesterday after noon and members and people are glad the sessions come only every two years. The record of the body as whole loaves much to I*? desired. The liquor lobby had far too much influence in proportion to the num bers it represented. The local option bill is an im provement over the old law but will have to be stiffened up n good deal before it is satisfactory to a major ity of the people. Woman's suf frage will be a great issue for the next two years. The Ken newick Valley fared well at the hands of the law-makers in getting the horticultural commis sioners' office. Further cause of con gratulation is the modification of the drainage law so that the Finley Drainage district will be releived of its embarrassment and the ditch completed this fall. Representative McGregor, of this connty made an excellent record, altho in the early part of the ses sion he did not receive the support and co-operation he was entitled to because some people were "conjur ing up the old bug-a-boo" of change in the county boundaries, but in the latter half of the session good work was accomplished by all. Fay F. Dean's works at Olympia was the turning of the balance on more than one question and shows the advantage of having a man on the ground. Senator Cameron wielded much influence in the Senate and in the case of the Horticultural bill was savior of the measure. He also did good work for the State Fair. We however, cannot endorse his stand on local option and feel sure he did not represent the people of his dis trict on that question, which was the overshadowing issue of the ses sion . ' HEY' YOU BADGERS, OUT OF YOUR HOLES The Wisconsin Club of Seattle, desires to publish the name of every person residing in Washington who was formerly a resident of Wiscon sin. These names will be publish ed in a directory of Wisconsin nam es giving the former address in the Badger state and the present ad dress in Washington. One of the objects of this directory is to enable Wisconsin visitors to the Seattle Fair to locate their friends and form er residents of the state and thus add pleasure and profit fo their visit to their exposition. The names and addresses should be forwarded to C. M. Baxter, Secretary of the Wis consin Club, 1206 Alaska Building, Seattle, to insert in the directory. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1909 KENNEWICK GEMETERf ASSOCIATION TREASURER'S REPORT. OFFICERS ELECTED. DY-LAWS CHANGED The annual meeting of the Ken newick Cemetery Association was held Tuesday afternoon at the Pres byterian Church. The Bonn! of trustees held a short session lx»foro the annual meeting and finished up the business of the year. Several bills were ordered paid and $73.00 received from the sale of lota and yearly dues. The annual meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. L. VV. Soth and Mis. G. Garber ap pointed secretary pro tem. Minutes of the previous annual ineetings read and appoved. The treasurer, Mrs. F. M. Crosby made the following report: Cash on hand March 1908, $ 88.12 Received during the year, 309.30 *>397.12 Paid out during the year, 10fi.Q r > Cash on hand March 9, 1909, $291.37 The committee on revising the bv-laws reported that there were changes suggested in several places thn>ughout the entire set of by-laws and they had formulated a new set. The old by-laws were repealed and and the committee's report with a few modifications accepted and the new by-laws adopted. The meeting then proceeded to the election of five trustees for the ensuing year, and the following were chosen: Mrs. E. R.Carnahan, Mrs Thomas McKain, Mrs. Joel Pack, Mrs. J. B. Rose and Mrs. G. Garb er. A vote of thanks was tendered Thomas McKain and C. O. Ander son for services given during the past year. A vote of thanks was extended the officers and trustees for their faithful work during the year. The president on behalf of the officers and trustees thanked the members for the helpful co-opera tion during the year. Adjourned to meet the second Tuesday it March, 1910. The new board at once qualified and met in regular session and or ganized by electing Mrs, J. B. Rose chairman. The lxiard then elected the fol lowing officers of the Association to serve during the coming year: Pres., Mrs. C. (). Anderson; Vice Pres., Mrs. F. M. Crosby; Sec., Mrs. M. O. Klitten; Treas., Mrs. E. D. Ellis; Snpt., \V. 11. Collins. Adjourned to meet the second Tuesday in April in S. M. Locker hy's office. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS AT HOVER The annual school election was held Saturday afternoon at the school house. About half of the voters of the district were present. D. S. Stuart was re-elected as president of the board of directors. It was voted to bond the district for $2000 to expended in beautify ing the school grounds, in finishing and furnishing the upstairs rooms, installing a heat and water plant and making the present equipment of the schoolhouse more complete. THE LAWSUIT. Tuesday the suit of Chas. Con way vs S. S. Darling engaged the attention in Juoge Staser's court. Plaintiff brought the action to col lect $22.10 rent and Dariing refus ed payment on the ground that cer tain improvements were not made. Tie jury was out until 3 a. m. Wednesday morning and finally agreed on a verdict awarding Con way $1.00 and putting the costs on Darling. C. O. Anderson appeared for Plaintiff and County Attorney E. L. Kolb for defendant. NATIONAL IRRIGATION CONGRESS The Yakima Valley will attend the SeventeenthSNational Irrigation Congress at Spokane, Aug. 9-14, in a body on a special train bearing companies from each district for the Parade of the "Irrigation Army." This was practically decided upon at a meeting of the commercial clubs Monday night at Toppenish, at which the offer of the Board of Con trol of the National Irrigation Con gress to refund the railroad fare of bands of 20 pieces was accepted, and it was decided best for the Yakima Valley to unite for the purpose of advertising itself at the Congress. From 2500 to 3000 delegates and thousands of visitors will be at Con gress from the east, including special parties of 150 to 200 business men from St. Louis, Chicago and other eastern cities, and the opportunity is a splendid one for the Yakima Valley to induce them to visit this section after the Congress. A feature which promises to be of great educational value is the Irriga tion Demonstration farm to be held in connection with the Congress. The Department of Agaiculture has taken charge of this and will have 15 to !0 acres in the outskirts of Spokane on which will be shown the latest and most approved meth ods of applying water, in contrast to methods which have proved little value. To one who has neuer attended a National Irrigation Congress it is difficult to convey an adequate idea of the enthusiasm and great educa tional features which mark the meetings. The chief engineer of the department of public works at tended the Sixteenth Congress at Albuquerque, N. M. Invitations The Toggery ; \lapl/ 11/ a lit ** ave you seen our new stock of Ties? 11 vvlY ff vUI We carry the famous Golden Rule line and the patterns certainly are beauties. Come in and see them. Fnnt Wpa r ° ur comp,ete line 1 s : » 1 UUI ft CUI now in. Have you noticed the two numbers of the Oxbloods S on display in our window? Also that new ■ two-buckle Tan Oxford? If you are look- ff ing for a Patent Oxfords, how does £ Walk Over Patent in the window strike you? We are agents for 1 The Walk Over Shoe, f The All America Shoe, The Foot-Shulze K Three as good as there is on the s COt" market. Try us when in need of a pair. Satisfaction guaranteed. Shanafelt & Sons ■■t 1 HEAD-TO-FOOT CLOTHIERS I have been extended to all foreign countries and the speakers at the Spokane Congre-s will include tin biggest men in the United States, among those invited being President Taft, F. H. Newell, director of the Reclamation Service, Gifford Pin ehot, chief forester, engineerc, stat esmen, financiers and practical irri gators. A meeting of the Commercial clubs of the Valley has been called at Prosser, Monday, March 22, at which further plans will be made to attend the National Irrigation Con gress. THE SCHOOL ELECTION The annual school election last j Saturday brought out a big vote and a large part of the electorate made the choice between the opposing tickets. After a little spirited argu ment about the ballot that should be used, an agreement was reached and the election board composed of Attorney C. L. Holcomb, C. H. Pu nam and T. A. Melvin began receiv ing the stream of ballots which kept pouring in all afternoon. The total vote was 30S of which 75 were cast by women. The result of the count was: G. M. Annis 235 Jas. Crowell 68 Ingwall Smith '232 Wm. Folsom 58 Mr. Smith was elected for the long term and Mr. Annis for the two year term to succeed S. T. Laird resigned. BACHELORS IN SOCIAL WHIRL The Finley Bachelors Club will give a dance Friday evening, April the 2nd, in the new hall. The rep utation of the Club as entertainers assures an enjoyable time to all who attend. WHOLE Nr.MBER 3f>9 COUNTY BOAR 3 OF EDUCATION The Board of County Commis sioners have appointed the following to compost' thf County Hoard of Education for thf term I'.IO!) to l!>i:i. 1.. \V. Soth, Krnnewick; Olaf Strandwold, I'rosser: E. C. Houston, i'rosser; Miss Hculah Church, Kennewick, and Miss An nie (Joff while County Superintend ent of Schools. The principal work of the Board is the selection of text books and also the books for the circulating school library. The Board have already made selections and the books have been purchased in sufficient numbers to make an excellent start toward a traveling library, and the Board recommends that the School boards of the differ ent schools depend ujx>n this library for the supplementary and general reading for the pupils and spend the, money they set aside for library purposes to secure reference books such us dictionaries, gazetteers, en cyclopedias. A small levy is made by the board of commissioners every year for this county library fund, usually one tenth of a mill. The members of the board of education serve with out salary and the two first named are serving their second term. OPENING BALL The Grand Opening Hall in the new Finley Hall will he held Friday evening. 2(>th and extra special ar rangements are being made to show everylxxly a good time. The Ken newick Orchestra will furnish the music. After the dance a delicious supper will he served. Tickets 81.00, supper extra.