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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. X. NO. 4 MELONS AND STRAWBERRIES portage of Peach Crop Will be Offset by Larger Shipments of Small Fruits A. deßegt, Jocal manager of the Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' As sociation in speaking of the truit prospects for the season, is inclined to look more optimistically upon the results of the frost than many. He that there will l>e a good crop of apples, while the melon and strawberry shipments from the val ley will exceed those of any previous vear. While the frosts have taken the early berries, there will still be a seven -eights of a full crop to put on the market, and on account of the new fields which will bear fruit for the first time this year, the entire acreage-of the valley and .tributary lands will make the crop much larger than usual. The disappointment of the fruit growers in failing to get bumper crops of peaches this year has lead them to put in hundreds of acres to melons and the scarcity of fruit all over the United States, on account of the back ward spring, should make prices good for early and even mid season products. Seventy five acres of water melons and 15 acres of cantaloupes are already planted on the Highlands aud the vines are making a good start. Mr. de Regt urges that the fruit growers exercise every care in pick ing the berries at the proper time and packing according to the estab lished regulations. The crating of over-ripe fruit must be scrupulously avoided if the berries are to be ac cepted for marketing at top prices. The Association has representatives all the United States who will give the city markets careful super vision and who will also keep tab on the markets in the smaller towns so that the demand fur any of the val ley's products may be instantly tele graphed to the local offices and the need tilled. This system means success to the stock holders of the association, arid money in the pockets of the fruit growers. After six weeks residence in Ken newick, Mr. deßegt is very much pleased with the city's future pros pects and says that the valley should in time become one of the finest fruit districts in the west. FOR CLEANER CITY An open meeting of the Woman's Uub was held in the basement of the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon with sixty women in at tendance. The meeting was some *hat in the nature of a council of war as the ladies have begun a strenuous campaign for a cleaner city. The meeting was called to order oy the president, Mrs. H. M. Bart *ett, who made a few introductory remarks. She was followed by Mrs. * 4?^® r8011 rea d a paper i? Elimination of Weeds from Kennewiek's Streets" which was and opened up many points for discussion. She 0d of the good work which could e accomplished by the children, in ■piping with this kind of work. np. on the program was Mrs. A. • &ly, who put in a plea for a C men t a H>\ morally and on^u 8 £ av e an excellent talk 'p ? e Closer Acquaintance of • n ot her" which was xwTY weH received. Mrs. Hender s. s discussion was ably handled on J°hnßon's paper Purer Food". In her talk she lion ° , 3 * or speedy elimina riKa. 0 I , lea and gave special em- Tu the need of purer milk. eran , e musica l numbers on the pro i£? 8010 b - v Mrs - J - B - Piufn! it Was . well rendered, a Hnim i°i 8S Green and an in- RiJ ntal solo by little Miss Erma masons, notice a communi inthe'v ? ynig ' lt ' wo, 'k 'leWit' } €r asoi »"> degree. A le ßatiun from l>. • -Hi *nt anrl ii .. . Cl ' Wlll P res * '* weir. Vlsi tinn brothers will u . Local members are *1 0 present. THE home for Kenne wick's newest industry, milling, is practically com pleted. The picture shows the mill as it looked the first of this week. Contractor Newman now has his force tearing away the scaffolding and preparing for the ma chinery, most of which is now in the Watson ware house. Mr. Helm, the mill er, leaves tonight for Spo kane, where he will finish buying some small parts to add to the carload ready to ship. All the machinery will be in the building by the end of next week and the mill will be in readiness to handle the fall crop' wheat. The capacity of the mill under ordinary condi tions will be a hundred bar rels a day, and crowding the output can be increased to about one hundred and twenty-five a day. WET OR DRY, JULY 6 The principal topic of conver sation the past few days has been the local option petition which was filed with the city clerk Tues day. The petition calls for an elec tion to be held Thursday, July 6th, and was signed by 157 voters, 112 of whom are women. The paper held the signatures of only three heads of business houses. Pasco will hold their option election upon the same date. MARY ELUS MARRIES CECIL R. CALLAHAN Popular Young People Surprise the Town by the Announcement of their Wedding Kennewick was given a surprise Monday when the residents learned of the marriage of Miss Mary Ellis and Cecil R. Callahan, which took place at the Methodist parsonage in Pasco, Monday morning at 11:30, Rev. Hammon, pastor, officiating. Mrs. E. D. Ellis, mother of the bride, and F. S. Callahan and Lee Callahan, father and brother of the groom, were the only witnesses of the ceremony. The bride was gowned in an at tractive traveling suit of pale gray. Mr. and Mrs. Callahan left shortly after the wedding for Seattle where they will make their permanent home. Neither of the young people need any introduction to residents of this city as they have lived in Kenne wick for several years and are well known. The bride is the only daughter of the city marshall, E.D. Ellis, and was employed at the Princess Theatre for some time pre vious to her marriage. Cecil Cal lahan has been clerking at the Tul les Drug Store most of the time dur ing the past year. Both have been favorites among the younger set and have been leaders wherever social fun and pranks of all descriptions have been concerned. Although the romance of the happy couple has been a product of the past two years, no one thought it to be other than an attachment common to "kid days," and their marriage was distinctly a surprise even to their most intimate associ- It is the wish of the Courier and their many other friends through out the valley that their matrimoni ial venture may be productive of much happiness for them both with success attending their career as Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Callahan. MORE BASEBALL Kennewick vs. Lind, at Kenne wick, Sunday, May 7th. Game cal led at 2:30. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1911 KENNEWICK LOSES HER FIRST GAME S. P. S. Boy 8 from Portland Turn the Trick in Weird Contest- Players Injured Kennewick was mangled mentally and physically Sunday when their luck turned and they lost their first game of the reason to the S. P. <fc S. team of Portland' by a score of 10 Ito 7. They also lost the services, temporarily, of two of their best men, Capt. Martin being put out of the game with a split thumb and second baseman Walters joining the crutch brigade with a badly twisted leg. The game was a wonderful ex hibition of what punk playing two good ball teams can do when they get to going to the bad. The score j should have been about 4 to 2 in favor of the visitors. Each team vied with the other in the number of fumbles muffs and wild throws. The visitors excused their bud act ing by laying it to the strange grounds, while some of the Berry Pickers' troubles probably could be blamed on the fact that several of their men were playing out of posi tion on account of injuries to their team mates. Notwithstanding the poor play ing, the game was an interesting one. The visitors never got so far ahead that Kennewick didn't have a chance to pull the game out of the fire. Anything might have happened with the kind of ball both teams were playing, and thi3 gave the fans plenty to "holler*' about, which chance they certainly made the most of. Larkin started in tlie box for Kennewick and started well, blank ing the visitors in the first inning, striking two of the three men out. In Kennewick's half of the same inning, the fire works began to go off. Almost the first ball pitched to Martin, who led off at bat, binged the captain on his "razor" thumb and he retired to Dr. Crosby's auto to have his hand bandaged while Smith took his place. Smith got his base on balls and the Portland boys' balloon went up. A succession of "boots" and wild throws gave Kennewick three runs and the fans began to murmur "same old story, nothing new". It was a bum guess, as Portland proved when they came to bat. They went right after "Punk" and soon had the high school boy in : trouble. Before the fans could hardly realize what had happened, three scores were in, none were out land the bases full. Right then ; Larkin showed he had the good I sense to quit when things weren't i "breaking right." He tossed the CALHOUN'S BARN DESTROYED BY FIRE Blaze Wednesday Morning Cleans up Former City Clerk's Back Yard Wednesday morning the city's fire alarm tinkled to announce a blaze out in Morain's addition. A blaze started in the rear of Calhoun's barn and spread to the root cellar and small out houses. The lire de partment responded d nigging the hose carts about half way to the ditch. One of the Richland Land company's cars hooked onto the chemical and whirled it to the fire. The hose men had rather a sloppy time of it as the line on tiie tank had rotted and failed to stand t the pressure. Two or three got drenched. One of the first to get out there was one of the smaller Copeland lads who had sense enough to get the two cows out before they were roasted as Avert* several chickens. The damage was comparatively small, the building being old. The fire did some much-needed cleaning up. ball to Criderman and chased him self to center field. Criderman got out of the hole fairly well, allowing but two more runs. He finished the game strong and with decent support could have blanked the visitors the remainder of the time. In the fifth, Walters twisted his game leg trying to tag a runner at second and had to be carted down town in the doc's auto. This is the same leg which he broke last fall playing foot ball, and it was feared at first that it was fractured again. But "Pat" was around after the game with the aid of a cane, though he probably will play no more this season. In the eighth inning the hospital hoodoo got in some more work, this time the visitors' pitcher being the victim. The Portland catcher slammed the ball toward second to shut off a steal. The throw went low and caught the boxman under the ear, as he turned to watch the play, laying him out cold for about five minutes. More work for the doc. He got the unfortunate player on his feet after a bit but too weak to continue the game. The Portland boys have a good ball team, but whether they have any edge on our fellows is still a question in the minds of the fans. At any rate, if a return game could be arranged it would bring out a bigger crowd than was out last Sun day—and that was some crowd. The score: S. P. & S.-O 5000 2 2 0 1-10 Kennewick- 3 000 0 0 2 1 1- 7 MEANS 816 WHEAT CROP Old Jup. Pluvius got busy with his sprinkling outfit Monday night, and the good soaking shower which came has put smiles on the Horse Heaveners' faces over the prospect of a big wheat crop. From all over the Inland Em pire come reports of the breaking of the long spring drouth. Three tenths of an inch was the pre cipitation recorded here Tuesday morning with'more in sight. MRS. ARTHUR QUIMBY COMMITS SUICIDE Young Woman Suffering from 111 Health Ends Lile With Dose of Acid Mrs. Mary Coquette Quimby, a victim of melancholia caused by ill health, committed suicide Sun day evening at her home near Finley by taking a heavy dose of carbolic acid. At 8:30 she left the house where her husband, Arthur Quimby, sat reading and later he missed her, but supposed she had gone to church and did not go to search for her. Shortly after nine o'clock he thought he heard groans and upon going to the door he found his wife trying 10 get into- the house. She told him that she had poisoned herself and was apparently enduring great agony. She had taken the carbolic acid somewhere in the field, near the house. Dr. Crosby was summoned immediately but was unable to save her life, and after five hours of suffering she died, at 1:50 A. M. She leaves three small children, Adelaide, aged eight years, Clarence aged 6 years and a baby girl of 8 months. She is also survived by her husband, six brothers and two sisters. The funeral was conducted by Father Jones of Pasco, at the Quimby home and the remains shipped to Spokane where burial took place Wednesday. Mrs. Quim by, mother of the bereaved husband, | and Mrs. Thompson, a sister of Mrs. Quimby, attended the funeral and accompanied the remains to their final resting place. The death was an unusually sad one as the deceased was in the prime of her youth, a devoted mother, and was a woman loved by all who knew her. Mary Coquette Quimby was born March 6th, 1882, in Faribault, Min nesota. On May 2nd, 1902, she was married to Arthur Quimby. She was a member of the Catholic Church. TONIGHT Cartwright Concert Company, at the Princess Theatre this (Friday) evening, benefit Kennewick Band. WHOLE NUMBER 472 LADIES URGE GLEANER CITY Appear Before Council with Sug gestions for More Sanitary Conditions As a result of the open meeting held hv the Woman's Club at the Presbyterian Church Tuesday after noon, a committe from that organ ization visited the council chamber at Tuesday night's meeting, and through their spokesman, Mrs. L. E. Johnson, made a vigorous plea for improvements in the sanitation and appearance of the city. The ladies made it plain that in no way did they wish their appear ance to be taken in the nature of a demand or protest, but merely as an indication of their wish to help in every way possible in any action the council might see fit to take in bettering conditions along sanitary lines. In addition to attacking at once the problem of a general clean-up, the ladies suggested that special at tention be paid during the coming hot weather to the inspection of meats, vegetables and milk. They also urged that accumulations of waste water in the streets, partic ularly west Second Street, be rem edied ; that crossings be put in at points on west Second street; that a cement sidewalk be constructed along the north side of Second street between Pacific and Tacoma streets, and that Kennewick avenue be graded and improved as soon as possible. After Mrs. Johnson had finished speaking, the mayor answered' the committee, assuring them that the council was in entire accord with the women's clubs in their desire to see a better, cleaner city and that they would use all haste possible in solving the problem in a way fairest to all citizens. In regard to other improvements suggested, he informed the ladies that these would be made under the special improve ment district law which goes into effect next month. After the ladies had departed, leaving a treat of punch and wafers for the council, as an indication of good feeling, the council gave in struction to the marshal to at once abate the waste water nuisance near the Methodist church. This has been a bad mudhole for the past couple of years, on account of the water users in that end of the town bringing the water across Second street on the surface. The marshal was instructed to see that this is remedied by the use of a siphon. A lengthy discussion of how best to solve the city garbage problem was then taken up. A copy of the health ordinance in force at Top pen ish was then read. The Toppe nish ordinance had been recom mended by the deputy state health inspector on one of his recent visits. It is a rigorous measure, if enforced, and something of the sort may be drafted for this city. It is probable that every family will be forced to purchase and use a covered garbage can of uniform, pattern, these to be emptied a couple of times weekly bv licensed scavengers and the expense charged to the household. Council adjourned to meet to night to take up water franchise of the N. P. I. Co. and the new fire ordinance. PRESIDENT BRYAN TO ADDRESS 6RADUATES The high school has been fortu nate in securing President E. A. Bryan of the Washington State Col lege to deliver the address to the graduates at the Commencement exercises Friday evening, May 12 at the Methodist church. President Bryan has been the leading educa tor of the Northwest for the past eighteen years and has gained pre eminence by his wonderful ability displayed in building up the State College from an institution of twenty-three students, at it was when he took charge in 1892, to one of the beat colleges in the west, as it stands today, with an enroll ment of sixteen hundred students. Miss Rosella Hamilton has the highest honors of the class and will give the valedictory. Her sister, Miss Margaret Hamilton has grades for her four years' work which are nearly asliigh, which entitle her to the place of salutarian, while G. F. Richardson, who has won honors will give a short talk on the Panama Canal.