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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. X. NO. 25 HAY TAKE BAND TO APPLE SHOW jfc o Want Princess Elected to Represent this District on In land Empire Day It is very probable that the Com mercial Club Band will attend the Spokane Apple Show and compete for a slice of the $500 purse offered for the best Inland Empire musical organization. The Commercial Club is in receipt of an outline of the plans for the celebration of In land Empire Day, Monday, Novem ber 26, in connection with the Enakops Jubilee, and a representa tive from the Apple Show will be in this city later to make the nec essary arrangements. Inland Empire Day is expected to be the big day of the big week. Besides the Apple Show, proper there will be a jubilee and harvest festival under the management of the mystic Order of "Enakops" ("Spokane" turned inside out) who also conduct the coronation cere monies of King Apple. "There will be a big parade," says the pro gram, "in which each city or com munity will be expected to have one Or more floats representing their tfity and what they produce, together with a brass band and as many boosters as they can muster. There will be another parade in the even ing, when all the bands will be put together in close marching order and will march thro the streets to the Apple Show where they will give a grand concert.'' Silver cups as first, prizes and banners and certificates as third prizes are offered to the community miking the best general showing in the parade and also for the floats. In the band contest, prizes of $250, $150 and $100 are offered, to be awarded on the following points: music, numbers, appearance and military drill. From SO to 35 bands are expected to be in com petition. At the crowning of King Apple, each community will be expected to send a young lady as a Princess, to represent the district at the cere mony and to be in receiving line at the official receptions. The com mittee promises that nothing will be left undone to make the visit of the Princesses a pleasure during the festival. Their traveling and hotel expenses will be paid and they will expected to be in Spokane dur ing the entire jubilee week. The Spokane people will also pay the transportation of all visiting bands. While perhaps it is too much to hope that our band, young as it is, wuld go to the festival and win any ® the money in competition yet it it is certain that they could go there and very credibly represent the city. The later rehearsals have been very encouraging, new members keep coming in and good progress is be ■ngmade. Arrangements are now king made for uniforms and it has j*ea suggested that the selection of Kennewick"s Princess might be left the band, to get candidates and the votes, the money thus raised be applied on the purchase of the '■'niforms. STORES BOR6LARIZED The police are still looking for a Q Ple of burglars who broke into owe's Furniture store early Mon y morning, securing $7.15 in three revolvees and a pearl j died pocket knife and leaving 'E. Tull the loser to the extent two outfits of underclothes, shoes h ats. In both cases they forced did' r *' irou,? k back doors and a fairly neat job of burglarizing. ,' Uie the Tull store they changed -°thes and left their old one? be- thotr.. FRANCHISE DEFEATED By a vote of five to one, the council, at Monday night's meet ing, decided against further con sideration of the Pacific Power & Light Company's 50-year franchise on the ground that 50 years was too long a contract to enter into with any public service corporation. Officials of the company are, of course, keenly disappointed at the action of the city fathers and ex press the belief that the council's course is not indicative of true pub lic sentiment toward the corpora tion. They consider that the fail ure to extend the term of their franchise is a more serious detri ment to the future development of their lines in this valley than the public is aware. While Manager Andrus does not say what the company's next move in the matter may be, he is of the opinion that the long-term franchise is by no means a dead issue and that the city may yet be brought to see things in the right light and to accord the company the right to do business here under more favorable conditions. CHORAL SOCIETY TO ORGANIZE TONIGHT Every Singer In Valley is Urged to Attend —An Interesting Sea son's Work Ahead Tonight will see the initial meet ing of the Kennewick Choral Society in Commercial hall, and every singer in the valley, it is hoped, will attend. The temporary ad visory committee met Monday night and got things nicely lined up, so that there should be no delay in perfecting the remaining details and electing officers at tonight's meeting. There are a president, a secretary treasurer and an execusive board to be chosen. Miss Mar garet Wetmore will act as accom panist and Prof C. O. Kimball will be musical director. It is probable that a membership fee of 50 cents per month will be charged and that rehearsals will be held weekly on alternating Monday and Wednes day nights. At least three concerts will be given during the coming six months, two of mixed programs and a later one to consist of a light opera or cantata. The concert orchestra, which will be used in conjunction with the choral work, had its first rehearsal Sunday afternoon and the work was very encouraging. There were eight musicians out to the initial practice, which number will be increased to ten or more later on. TAX LEVY IS MILLS The council met Monday evening and fixed the municipal tax levy at 15 mills for the coming year. Tfce estimate of current expense, total ing $16,200, as fixed by the coun cil some weeks ago, received a pruning, being whittled down fin ally to $12,656.22. In addition to the general expenses there will be $2278.11 of the existing indebted ness paid off and $1650 interest on sewer bonds. Against these ex penses there are estimated receipts of from saloon and other licensee, leaving $11,784.39 to be raised by taxation on an assessed valuation of $785,622. WILL 6IVE MASQUERADE The Woman's Club held their regular meeting Tuesday. Two ex cellent papers were read by Mrs. Thos. McKain and Mrs. H. M. Bartlett, "Oregon's Perfect Democ racy" and the second dealing with the Initiative and Referendum in that state. The ladies have issued invitations for a Hallowe'en Mas querade to be given in the Commer cial Club Rooms on the evening of the thirty-first. It will be a favor to the ladies in charge if every guest will appear in masqued costume. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,1911 KENNEWICK GRAPES TAKE SECOND AT SPOKANE FAIR Judge Acknowledges Display Should Have Been Given First Place—Committee May Decline Award The superior quality of Kenne wick grapes as compared with those of every other fruit growing district of the great Northwest has once more demanded recognition, this time from the thousands of visitors thronging the grounds at the Inter state Fair at Spokane this week. The second grand prize offered for grape displays and sixteen smaller prizes have been won by Kennewick. The decision of the judge, 1 a profes sor from the University of Idaho, which awarded the first prize of forty dollars to N'orth Yakima, the second prize of twenty-five dollars to Kennewick and the third prize of fifteen dollars to Lewitson, has aroused widespread indignation and protests are pouring in, not only from the parties concerned in the injustice of it but from hundreds of others who are disinterested persons but who appreciate the fine points of grapes and are capable of making a just comparison of displays, qual ities and varieties. The professor is acknowledged to be an expert judge of apples and all credit is due him for his excellence in this re spect but it is greatly to be deplored that the committee on the selection of judges should detail a man who does not know one grape from another, to judge this fruit. The judge himself admitted that he made a great mistake in riving his decision as he did and acknowledges his ignorance of grapes. It is now impossible to have the decision altered but Mr. Desgranges, who has the display in charge, says that it not probable that Kenne wick will accept the second prizes. This course will amount to the con testing of the decision or at least proclaiming publicly that the prof essor's judgment is not recognized as justice. Mr. Lee of North Yaki ma and Mr. Schleicher of Lewiston, individual growers, whose displays won the first and third prizes, con gratulated Kennewick both before MUST FILE THIS WEEK If any citizen has any lingering idea that he (or she) would make a good city official, all he has to do is to slip the city clerk one large round dollar, pick his office and file his declaration of candidacy before the clerk's office closes Sat urday evening. A mayor, four councilmen, clerk and treasurer will be elected on December sth, and the candidates for such elec tion will be nominated at the prim ary election, November 7th. The law says that nominations for the primary election must all be filed 30 dayß previous to such primary. At this writing, nobody has filed, and it is more than likely that can didates for mayor and councilmen will have to be selected by caucus, as they were last year, for no one seems to want these thankless jobs badly enough to pay a dollar for them. OPEN PASCO BRANCH Cleghorn <fe Wettlaufer are keep ing up with the progressive spirit of the town by enlarging their bus iness. They have opened a branch establishment in Pasco and the firm will conduct both houses. Mr. Wettlaufer and family have moved to Pasco where they will reside in the future and the new tailor shop will be open and ready for business sometime this week. and after the decision was rendered on having the best grapes at the fair. On plate displays, Kennewick took three first prizes and eight sec onds. G. L. March is one of the men to whom the city is indebted for the victories scoied by the grapes of this district at both the state and the in terstate fairs. His acknowledged skill as a decorator was the cause of the Commercial Club selecting him as the right man to arrange the dis plays and his unqualified success from the standpoint of artistic ar rangement shows that they made no error in their choice. Without the assistance of any notes, diagrams, or Mr. Burn's personal supervision, Mr. March reproduced to a grape the beautiful Burn's booth which was the center of attraction at the Grape Carnival; the only difference in the three being the length, which was forty-five feet at North Yakima and twenty-two feet at Spokane. It was found necessary to secure new grapes entirely for the Spokane ex hibit as those which were used at the Grape Carnival and State Fair would not stand further shipping. Mr. March says that this last lot were slightly inferior to the first in size of bunches and it was also impos sible to reproduce exactly the back ground carried out here in the Burns booth. This may in a measure ac count for North Yakima turning the tables on this section when the two competed with each other at the interstate fair after North Yakima had aheady been vanquished on her home grounds. At Spokane it was impossible to enter for the prize offered for the best decorated booth, as the Fair Committee would not grant this dis trict a wide enough space, the re quired dimensions of the booths [competing being When | Mr. Desgranges and Mr. March | arrived at the grounds they found (Continued on last page.) FOOTBALL At least nine-tenths of the pop ulation of the burg should turn out next Saturday afternoon to see the bloody, hair raising contest between the Kennewick High School foot ball team and the Lind aggregation of Northwest champions. It is con fidently expected that the visiting team will be dragged off the field in a mangled condition. The game is called at two o'clock so bring your two bits and don't be a dead one after you get there, for the boyß need your support. MAKING FLOUR AT LAST Wm. Helm has "one hand in the hopper and the other in the sack" this week and is said to be one of the happiest and busiest men in town. The many wheels in the Kennewick Milling Com pany's flour mill are going around with a right good will, the mach inery having made its trial run suc cessfully and turned out its first batch of Washington Hard Wheat Flour on Wednesday. The mill's products will be on the market this week according to Manager Helm's statement today. > There is a steady stream of Horse Heaven teams delivering wheat at the mill and the valley's new in dustry is well launched on its career, with every indication that its future will be a successful one financially. STUART-WITT I Lloyd Stuart and Miss Willette Witt sprung a surprise on their friends and relatives yesterday by being quietly married at the home of Mrs. R. W. Bignell who is an old friend of Mr. Stuart's mother. Tne ceremony was performed by Rev. Osgood, the new pastor of the Baptist Church, at four o'clock, in the presence of Mrs. Bignell and Roy Wasburn of Section 7. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart took the 4:45 train for Spokane where they expect to make their home. Both young people are well known in Section 7, having resided there for some years and have hosts of friends in the city and vicinity to join with the Courier in wishing them much joy in their matrimon ial career. The gtoom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stuart who formerly owned the Kennewick Dairy and the bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Witt. HIGH SCHOOL TO PUT ON LECTURE COURSE Five Numbers to Appear in Auditorium of New Building—First Attradtion in December Kennewick is to have a lecture course this season, which promises to surpass in educational and enter taining qualifications, that of any of the past seasons. It is to be con ducted under the auspices of the High School and is put on by the Pacific Lyceum Bureau of Seattle. The numbers will be put on in the auditorium of the new High School building and the talent will be the same as listed to appear before the faculty and student body of the University of Washington at differ ent dates during the fall and win ter. The season tickets for the five numbers of the Course are to be sold at $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for school children, and the pro ceeds above expenses will be turned into the High School treasury. In contracting for this course, Supt. M. S. Lewis has taken into consideration, the tastes of the Kennewick people and he believes that every number will be some thing worth while in the way of good entertainment and high class in every respect. Dr. E. Tremayne Dunston, a noted lecturer and humorist will be the first of the Lyceum's entertain ers to appear in Kennewick and will lecture about the middle of December, the date depending up on the completion of the auditor ium. The other numbers and dates are as follows: The Barnhart Musycle—Jan. 9th. "The Far Eastern Situation," lecture by Homer B, Hulbert —Feb. 3rd. Pit Parker's Crayon Recital — Feb. 22nd. The Apollo Concert Company and Bell Ringers—March 23rd. NEW SCHOOL DIRECTOR R. C. Mounsey has been appoin ted a member of the school board, succeeding H. M. Ashbaugh, re signed. A good selection, albeit "Dick" hasn't as many children of his own as school dii •otors are popularly supposed to have. This is a defect, however, which time may remedy. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE Miss Jones, County Superintendent writes that Teacher* s Institute will be held at Prosser, Oct. 23rd to 27th. All teachers employed in Benton County will be expected £o attend during the entire time Institute is in session. They will have a strong corps of instructors, and it will be a helpful time for everv teacher. WHOLE NUMBER 494 MASONIC TEMPLE IS DEDICATED Pasco Masons Hold Ceremony at the Completion of $20,000 Structure The dedication ceremonies at the completion of the Masonic Temple in Pasco, was held by the Grand Lodge of the State of Washington, Tuesday night, in the presence of over two hundred Masons, their wives and daughters. After the ceremony a banquet was spread in the big hall on the lower floor. Grand Master David S. Prescott, of Spokane, assisted by O. S. Wagner, had charge of the rites of the even ing. The temple, which has just been completed by the Masonic lodge of Pasco is, considering the size of the town, the finest in the Northwest, and compares very fa vorably witn the structures in the larger cities of the state. The building is a two-story brick, beau tifully finished and was built at a cost of $20,000. The lodge room proper, together with the big din ing room, reception and anti rooms, are situated on the upper floor of the building, the lower being rented to mercantile firms. The furnish ings are among the best that can be obtained in the west. The ceremony, which began at eight o'clock, with Mr. Prescott aa master of ceremonies, supported by Pastmaster Moran, of Pasco lodge, and acting Master, Rider, were held around a symbolical lodge. The officers of the Grand Lodge, includ ing several members from the Ken newick lodge, took places in the form of three triangles and the Worshipful Master, according to ancient customs, poured the Corn, Wine and Oil upon the lodge, dedi cating the temple to Freemasonry, Virtue and Universal Benevolence. The ceremonies performed were not unmeaning rites, nor the amus ing pageant of an idle hour, but had a solemn and instructive im port. The temple was designed and built by Wisdom, supported by Strength and adorned by Beauty, and was first consecrated to the name of the great Jehovah. May their new. temple be a happy resort of Piety, Virtue and Benevolence. Nearly half of those present for the evening were out of town vis itors, the larger number coming from Kennewick. Representatives from nearly every lodge in Eastern Washington were present however, and a speaker was chosen from every town represented to make afterdinner speeches. Owing to the lateness of the hour, the Ken newick contigent were forced to leave before the local orators, M. M. Moulton and H. H. Cole, were called upon, and they were excused in time to catch the late train. CLUB SMOKER The entertainment committee of the Commercial Clnb announces the date oi its next smoker, Friday, October 13th. In addition to four hot boxing bouts, a track will be laid out around the hall and some amusing stunts, in the way of races of various kinds, pulled off. CENT-A-WORD COLUMN We hare reduced the price on our classified advertising to one cent per word per insertion, payable strictly in advance. This column will be found, usually upon the last page of the paper and under the re duced rate will afford an effectve medium for making known your wants of various kinds. Watch it. Many a bargain will appear in this column from time to time. Those in search of work may use this column at any time free of charge.