Gifts for Commencement
\ RADUATION is an event in every boy's
Hor girl's life that will be remembered al
ways. A gift from father and mother
should be of such value as to mark this
day forever—something that the son or
daughter may refer to all their lives as father's
and mother's graduation present. A watch or a
ring is an ideal gift for the purpose. A handsome
inscription engraved on the lid or in the ring marks
forever the occasion of the gift.
We are showing a complete line of watches and
rings purchased especially for graduation gifts.
They represent the nighest quality, and are the
"everlasting" kind. We sincerely hope that we
may Have the privilege of showing this selection to
every father and mother of the graduates of 1912.
THE WORK OF A GENIUS
On the editorial page of the Post-Intelligencer is a department headed
"Hereand There; O'Digman Swat Says:" And in this department,
theantbor of which is one Tom Doolan, some mighty bright things have
appeared from time to time, The following poem in a recent issue, how
ever, is, up-to-date, his masterpiece. It is more than a poem—it is a
gem. Had it come from the peri of, say, Rudyard Kipling, it would
radily have sold for an immense sum, and would have added greatly to
But here it is. It is entitled "Fate's Comedy":
A thousand years since Fate had planned
To stage a playlet on -the 86a,
And moved her pawns with patient hand
To build a merry comedy.
She caught the rain drops from the sky
And wielded them with icy blows,
Until they towered mountain high
An iceberg 'mid the Northland flor s.
A thousand years have come and gone,
While men have slowly learned their part
Each gave his little brain or brawn,
That Fate might try her comic art.
Some burrowed deep in endless night,
To break the steel frojn earth's strong grip,
While others forged the atoms bright
And built for Fate a noble ship.
They pitted toil and ant-like skill
Against the chance of Fate's grim game;
With hope to fright her cruel will,
They gave their craft a giant's name.
And when the scene and stage were set,
And all things tuned in time and space,
The puppet ship and iceberg met,
True in the long appointed place.
A little crash that scarce was heard,
Across the pulsing deep a mile,
A little cry, a frightened word,
„ And Fate put on an age-worn smile.
The stars looked down in cold content,
The waves rolled on their endless way,
And jaded Fate, her interest spent,
Began to plot another play.
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A WILLING HAND
A story is going round to this effect.
T. R. died and went to Heaven. Saint
Peter welcomed him eagarly and said:
"Come in; come right in; glad to see
T.R. "Yes I will. I like this sort of
thing; but I want something important
S. P. "Certainly. You shall lead the
T. R. "That's good; but I want a big
S. P. "You shall have it."
T. R. "I want a million sopranos."
S. P. "You shall have them."
T. R. "I want a million altos."
S. P. "You shall have them."
T. R. "I want a million tenors."
S. P. "You shall have them."
T. R. "Very good. It is quite satis
S. P. "But you have no bass."
T. R. "Oh, I will sing bass."
G. B. STODDARD, optical specialist of
Walla Walla, associated with Hedger
Jewelry & Optical Co., will make his
next regular visit at Hotel Kennewick
Wednesday, May 8, to examine eyes
and prescribe glasses. We grind our
own lenses, and can make or duplicate
any lense on short notice. Satisfac
tion guaranteed. Call and see me if
in need of anything in the optical line.
WE HANDLE only white pine straw
berry crates, sixteen cents, complete.
Crab Creek Lumber Co. 25tf
THE KENNEWICK COURIER, KENNEWICK. WASHINGTON
SUMMER SESSION AT
THE STATE COLLEGE
Announcement from Pullman of Teach-
Agricultural Course. June
lOth to July 20th
One of the most urgent demands
made upon the college is for teach
ers of agriculture in the public
schools. Many high schools are
planning to introduce courses in ag
riculture and the demand for teach
ers is so large that the college has
been utterly unable to meet it. In
fact in no state is the supply equal
to the demand.
As one means for meeting this
demand, the Department of Agri
culture at the college will offer in~
struction during the summer ses
sion. Courses will be offered in
general agriculture and in methods
of teaching agriculture. The course
in methods is designed for those
teachers who have had some train
ing in scientific agriculture. The
course in general agriculture is open
to all teachers. It will attempt to
cover the whole field of elementary
It is suggested that city superin
tendents and boards of education,
who are looking for teachers in ag
riculture, call to the attention of
the teachers in their schools the op
portunity offered for studying agri
culture in the summer session at
college. It is not presumed that
one can secure a complete training
in agriculture in so short a time.
It is entirely possible, however, for
an experienced teacher, well trained
in general science, to secure enough
training in the subject to make a
beginning. Additional summer
schools or a year or two in college
will give a better preparation. The
work should appeal to rural teach
ers who are seeking a better posi
tion and an increased salary. State
Superintendent Dewey has recom
mended that all school boards give
an additional $5.00 per month to
teachers of agriculture and one
superintendent of one of the most
prominent counties has recom
mended additional pay of from $5.00
to $15.00 per month for such teach
Dr. Paul J. White will have
charge of the work. Mr. White
is a recognized authority on agri
culture. He spent a year at Har
vard University studying under Dr.
Storer, the great agricultural chem
ist of the Bussey Institute. He
then returned to Cornell University
and took his doctor's degree and
became a member of the Cornell
faculty for four years. He is now
permanently located at the State
In horticulture Professor Barnett
will give three courses, one of them
a general teachers' course. In ad
dition to the teachers' course, and
the soils studies and crops by Dr.
White, applied work will be given
in poultry, dairying and in the ex
amination and judging of livestock.
The cost of the entire session of
six weeks, including board, room,
lights, etc., is $24.00. Cottages
may be rented already furnished in
many cases where housekeeping may
be done. Oftentimes groups will
form and take cottages together and
thus lessen the expense. It is sug
gested that the railroad fare, which
in no case can be very considerable,
should not keen any away because
it is here thac th'e entire plant is
located and the specialists are here.
For further information write Dr.
Alvin E. Evans, acting principal of
the Summer Session, or Mr. Frank
T. Barnard, Registrar, Pullman,
N. B. —The next circular letter
will discuss the summer session
courses in Manual training or In
Light and Heavy Harness.
Gall Cure Collars
EXPERT SHOE REPAIRS
F. F. BESTE, Prop.
MAY 9, 10, AND 11
An examination for the certifica
tion of teachers will be held at the
Court House, Prosser, Wash., May
9. 10 and 11, 1912.
Following is the program for ex
Thursday A. M., May 9
History of Education
Thursday P. M.
3:00 Penmanship and Punctua
Friday A. M., May 10
10:30 Theory and Art of Teach
Friday P. M.
1:00 United States History
i General History
2:30 State Manual
Saturday A. M., May 11
Saturday, P. M.
All those who are applying on an
accredited paper should write in
State Manual on Saturday morning,
others on Friday afternoon.
Wata J. Jones,
Superintendent of Common Schools,
Benton County, Wash.
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I have cut everything in the
store, but my throat—YES?
NOW—I am going to give away
to every purchaser, as long as
the supply lasts. Get yours!
Just the knife for ladies or gentlemen
Boys!!! You can have a pocket knife free!
All sizes boys' best overalls 49c
See STANTON for
accident and for
Haydon's Barber Shop dt
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Boston $110.00 Montreal $105.00
Buffalo 91.50 New York 108.50
Chicago 72 50 Pittsburg 91.50
Detroit 82.50 St. Louis 70.00
Denver 55.00 St. Paul 60.00
Kansas City 60.00 Washington 107.50
And many other Eastern points.
Dates of sale, May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 18, 24, 29
June 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 59.
July 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31.
August 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31.
September 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 30.
Return Limit Oct. 31—Liberal Stop-Over
Privileges Permitted—Choice of Routes
For further particulars,
call on or address
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J. B. Thomas, Agent,Kennewick.
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