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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VII. NO. 50 IHIHHE MfIUONS FOB IIKIMI VALLEY uiLF MILLION ACRES RECLAIMED. WORK UNDER WAY Senator W. L. Jones has written 'along frank letter to his constit uents in the Yakima Valloy. lie outlines the comprehensive plan the Reclamation Service has for the de velopment of the valley which pro vides for irrigating and reclaiming a half million acres. This work must be done a unit at a time, as funds become available in the Re clamation Fund. About three million dollars have already been expended by the de partment to date. To reclaim the entire half million acres it is esti mated that the twenty millions will be required for distributing canals and works while three millions more will be required for storage dams .and works. ' It is pointed out that this stu pendous task is a work which only the government is capable of hand ling as a whole. The government can do it economically for the rea son that no interest charge will be laid against the funds. While if private capital were employed, in terest on the money invested would properly be expected and added to the cost. The government can handle the the entire job which is | greatly preferred to piece meal con struction in small projects. The government has already achieved a general and satisfactory understanding among the private companies and conflicting water rights and saved years of time and thousands in money which would (otherwise have been wasted in liti gation. This itself is of incalcuable benefit. The Senator urges the fullest co operation of our people with the Reclamation service in the orderly development of this work. He asks that the narrow selfishness which impels each community to exert pressure to have the work in its par ticular locality done first lie laid aside and co-operation on the broad basis of the largest development lie substituted for neighborhood rival ine3 - A a method of co-operation he suggests the advisability of form mg associations of commercial bodies and others such as are com mon in California to represent and I harmonize the varied interests and inform and co-operate with the Re clamation Service. On account of the completion of several large government projects money will pour into the Reclama tion fund more rapilly than ever an d make possible more rapid ad v&ncement of the work here. To &in these benefits, the principal is for the people to get to s*tar and work for the general J NEW TRAIN SERVICE e Northern Pacific has put on ' ffo new passenger trains to ac ®®toodate travelers from Spokane to , No. 17 the Spokane Limit i that city at 7.00 p. m. and arnves beattle at 9a. m. next [t s time at Kennewick is m. Xo. is returning from leaves at 7:(X) p. m; and Cheß Spokane at 9:00 a. in. Ken time for Xo. 18 i.s 3:20 a. ese trains make as good time " e North Coast limited and by ir Use one can have entire day in starti? t0 l 0 a^ ter business and 11 th> eveningi usi,,g nie for both the going and L ®' n S trips. Through sleepers and Ders °n both trains. *linH^°' UIU^'a ' ltlo begun th*' iiiinu- Pt-rta rl8e " obßerver Sloan re ton r ? °' ,oot ririe one night the oi the week. FRUIT GROWERS' ASSOCIATION TO BUILD IMMEDIATELY Work will begin on the new building for the Fruit Growers' Association as soon as the lease for the site on the N. P. right-of-way arrived. They have been promised a location just east of Watson's warehouse and will be easily acces sible when the Tacoma street cross ing is putin, which has been prom ised for an early date. Until such time as they can oc cupy their own building they have the use of the Krautz building on Fourth street formerly occupied by the O. K. Soda Bottling works. The Association is transacting busi ness and shipping produce in the now location. MESDAMES GARBER AND STARK RECEIVE One of the loading social events of the season was the reception given last Friday afternoon in honor of Mrs. M. 0. Klitten by Mrs. G. Gar ber and Mrs. O. C. Stark at the home of the former. The invitation was to all the ladies of the city and a large gathering showed their appreciation, of the opportunity of welcoming Mrs. Klit ten home again. The guests were met at the door by the hostesses and directed to the cloak room to re move thesr wraps. After introduc tions and greetings they found seats in the different rooms and enjoyed a social hour. During the afternoon Mrs. K. C. Gifford presided at the piano and delighted all by her pleasant and efficient playing of the various num ber*. The rooms were darkened and the lights softened by colored shades which together with the dee oration of potted plants gave a very pleasing effect. After the music a two-eonrse luncheon of sandwiches and coffee, cake and ice cream, was served in the dining room by Mrs. Garber and Mrs. Stark assisted by Mrs. J. F. Shafer and the Misses Edna Cress well 'and Rosella Hamil ton. OLD SOLDIER'S MEETING The old soldiers of the Civil war are urged to meet at the- Commer cial club rooms next Saturday after noon at 3 o'clock to coin pi etc the organization of a G. A. IJ. post. All the soldiers of this vicinity are urged to be present, A meeting was held at the home of Ci. J. Henneberry last Saturday evening for that purpose but it seemed impossible for some to at attend an evening meeting and the Saturday afternoon meeting was decided upon to accomodate all. The post hopes to organize and take in charge the work of celebrating memorial day. NEW POWER BUILDING & OFFICE The Yakima Valley Power com pany some time since, put in the foundation fortheir large power plant building but have been so tharoughly accupied with the work of installation of the transmission line and the lines for operating pumps to irri gate the Highlands that the con struction of the building was delay ed until the present, Tuesd*sr . the pumps began the work of wetting up the big hill west of Mid the water is now running in the laterals. Now the company will devote itself to the conetruCtiou of Un building on the foundation. The structure is large and will cost from $8,000 to §10,000. In addition the company has completed the plans for a separate office tkrilding. It will be concrete or l>riek and the grounds Srotlttd" it will be park ed and fitted withiitfhts and fount ains to m*ie it as Hfcautiful as pos sible. When the plans are fully worked out thw will be one of the beauty u»»tsi>fthe city and favorite 1 etrriftt fat nature lovers. m ««* LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1909 OUR STATE ANTHEM Reginald De Koven, composer of "Robin Hood" and other light operas, and Prof. Edmond S. Meany head of the department of history in the university of Washington, were signally honored by both hous es of the state of legislature in reg ular session at Olympia, when, by joint resolution, "Washington Be loved" was declared the state an them. Mr. De Koven's music for Prof. Meany's verses is dignified and distinctive. The words follow: Washinoton Beloved.'' Thy name, on Washington renown'il We hail from far and near, Thv gloried joyfully resound In song- of praise and n-lghty cheer. Thy fame, oh Washington serene. Leads up ou to the sky, While we thro' ev'ry charming scene Thy purple pennants lift en high. Thy deeds, oh Washington benign, Will last as hills of stone. While we like ore the tires refine. Will ring forth praise to thee alone. Thy sons, oh Washington beloved, Lift up their heads in pride, By whatsover sea remov'd, To thee, in love, their lives are tied. NEW CHURCH IN RICHLAND The Lutheran.? will dedicate their new church at Richland next Sun day. Services will Ik- conducted in the morning at 10:oO by Rev. H. Brockman who will speak in Ger man, and in the afternoon at 2:30 when Rev. Bartke of North Yaki ma will speak in English. The structure was completed at a cost of more than SIOOO and is creditable to the society and the town. Dr. C. 11. Pouting, from San Francisco, takes Dr. King's practice Monday, April sth. I)r- Ponting has had four or five years of success ful practice in San Francisco and comes highly recommended. Dr. King goes to Los Angeles to engage in the practice of Surgery with Dr. J. A. McNaughton, one of the best Surgeons on the Pacific Coast. Dr. King came to Kennewick last August, absolutely unknown and in the short time he has been here has built up a large and very successful practice. aiv well madv,they all The Ku|^hei»er fitted with a safety I If Come in and look -g j z Snanaielt cc Sons of the best lines ever f . - _ - — _ , shown in the eky. Exclusive nead=to=Foot Clothiers KNIGHTS OF mums ORGANIZE STRONG LODGE INITIATION AND BANQUET RE QUIRE ALL-NIGHT SESSION The Knights of Pythias organized a lodge of forty to 50 members last Saturday night. The work of in stitution was under the direction of Cirand master Chase of Seattle and the degree work was ememplified by the-Pasco lodge No. 00. The lodge sessions were held in the Masonic Hall and the Banquet which was served l>y the ladies of the Christian Church was in the Odd Fellows Hall. I 1 ifteen candidates were initiated into full knowledge of the mysteries of the order. .Delegations of visit ing Knights were present fruni Piosser, North Yakima, Pasco, Lind ami Ilitzville. There were about 7- r > guests at the banquet and while the speech making had to he limit ed :n time on account of the large amount of work to he done, yet some excellent toasts were made and the Grand Chancellor Chase made an impressive address on the purposes and work of the order. The following officers will guide the destinies of the new lodge for the ensuing term: Chancellor Com mander, S. Z. Henderson; vice chancellor, K. C. Bowers; prelate L. A. Jarnagin; master of work, C A Riidaatz; master of arms, I) L Taylor; keeper of records and seal, R. I J . Tullis; master of exchequer, J. L. Johnson; past chancellors, K C. Bowers, C. O. Anderson and E. I). Ellis. BEST INVESTMENT IN KENNEWiCK 7 room modern house and three lots for sale. Will pay ten percent net profit besides doubling in value in a short, time. For sule by Omar VV Rich Inv. Co CONTRACT LET FOR BASEMENT OF THE BROWN BUILDING L. W. Brown has let the contract for the excavation of basement and building the cellar foundation walls to J. A. Warner and the work will begin at once- The basement will be 61x108 feet and the contract calls for taking out over 2000 yards of material. The bid was for some thing near $2500. DEATH OF MRS. PUDERPAUGH Mrs. C. Puderpaugh died last Saturday morning after an illness continuing for over two months. Her death is a staggering blow to her family for no one was ever moie devoted to home and family than she. She was always cheerful, en couraging and helpful, whatever troubles or disappointments came to h«r, her family or her friends. On account of these predominant traits she will lie greatly missed from the c immunity. Mis. May Puderpaugh was horn in the State of Kansas July 12th, 1878. Was married to her now be reaved husband July 12th, 1898. The marriage took place in Kansas. The family came to Kennewick four years ago, living on their farm south east of town near the big flume, departed this life March 27th, 1909. She leaves htr husband, Christian Puderpaugh, one son and an infant daughter, be sides her parents and other near relatives to mourn her untimely taking away. She was converted in childhood, and maintained her Christian pro fession to the end, expressing her self to a neighbor as willing and ready to go. Funeial was at the Methodist Church, preached by its pastor, and was attended by a large number of friends thus testifying to the high esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. WHOLE NUMBER 3('»2 IN DEATH'S EMBRACE Nora Dixon, horn .June 12th, IS'.M near ISakersville. North Carolina, died March iMrl. lMt)!l. at Walla Walla. Wash. Nora Dixon, tlt»j»art-o«i this life nt her home at 00l East ( berry St., Walla Walla, Wash., March l!)0 ( .h She had heen a sufferer of tuberculosis fur the past nine months. She, with her brothers and sister formerly lived at Carley, Wash., and had been in Walla Walla only eleven days when death came to relieve her. Miss Nora was well and favorably known by all. She graduated with her class at Baker School in May 1007, and entered High School shortly after, but her health would not permit her to finish her courser She united with the First Baptist Church in December, 11)07. What a satisfaction to look upon a life so well spent. ft seems hard to give up one so well beloved, but God who wills everything, knows best. Although at times the clouds gather so thick and fast around us we al most give up in despair, yet the mists will soon clear away and thiu the vale of sorrow we can see the smiling face of our Savior and hear His stately step, and a soft voice say "all is well" let us bow in humble submission and say "Thy will be done." After funeral services at the Mc Martin funeral parlors, conducted by Rev. T. K. Fowler, the remains were laid to rest in the City Ceme tery. To the bereaved brothers and sister, we extend our deepest sym pathies and say: "She is not dead, but liveth. Look up and hope until the moiling breaks and in heaven shall ye meet again, never more to part. Miss Oua Lee Taj lor still contin ues to hold a big lead in the Spokes uian-Itev-evv contest in the Sixth district. She asks that all continue their hearty support to the end so that she may have a chance to win one of the large general prizes.