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FREE EXCURSIONS TO KENNEWICK—JULY FOURTH
The Kennewick Courier CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. XI NO. 6 delegates are ALL FOR T. R. " ~ 1 (jounty Republicans Solidly Pro gressive Though Delegation Goes Unin*tru<fted The republican county convention which met at Prosser last Saturday was "progressive" from stern to gtern. The Roosevelt and LaFollette men outnumbered the standpatters by a ratio of about 16 to 1, and the two or three Taft delegates who had managed to sift in unobserved kept as quiet as an Orangeman at a St. Patrick's Day celebration. A resolution declaring for pro gressive principles was adopted by the convention and eight delegates, all Roosevelt men, were elected to the state convention at Aberdeen, May 15th. These delegates will go to Aberdeen unbound by instruc tions, amendments that they be in structed for Roosevelt or for LaFol lette being voted down two to one. The convention met at 10:30 for temborary organization, Andrew Brown, chairman of the county cen tral committee, presiding. J. Kelly DePrieet was chosen temporary chairman and E. L. Kolb tempo ' rary secretary, after which com mittees on permanent organization, rules and order, credentials, reso lutions and delegates were appoint ed and the convention adjourned to meet again at 1:30. With the exception of Hanford, White Bluffs, Hover and Horse Heaven, all precincts were repre sented when the meeting re con vened at 1:30. The report of the committee on permanent organiza tion recommended that Andrew Brown and E. L. Kolb be chosen chairman and secretary, which re port was accepted and the election ; of those officers made unanimous. Chairman Brown, after a brief address to the convention, called for the report of the resolutions committee, which offered the fol lowing: Whereas, The Progressive Principles as advocated by the recognized Repub lican Leaders of to-day are best suited 1 to the advancement of these United States, and assure to the citizens there of, a government of the people, by the People and for the people, how Therefore, Be It Resolved, That this convention elect only such dele- fates as are supporters of the Progress ive cause, and instruct those delegates who participate in the State convention •t Aberdeen on May 15th, 1912, to sup port and vote for only such delegates to the National Convention at Chicago, •s will support and vote for one of the recognized Leaders of Progressive Principles. Be It Further Resolved, That we de plore the action taken by our Senator, wley L. Jones, in what we consider 18 Warranted attack upon Theodore oosevelt, a recognized ad ocate of regressive Principles. . Dele « a te Van Horn of Richland immediately offered as an amend tDei't the delegation to the c,)nv ention be instructed to e ' r V() te for delegates to the National convention who would sup- Theodore Roosevelt. F. M. ea^'ee Patterson offered as an amendment to the amendment that |p delegation l>e instructed for *oose\elt as first choice and LaFol j* as second choice. After a °urs display of oratorical py- nics lx>th amendments were Vo «ed down. J Pon th « report of the committee ' e egate>, it was seen that Pros lad been very liberal with them *es, no less than four of the eight ti . es for seats on the delega- Xh n ° omin « the county seat. weie as follows: Andrew n,7"' ° A - IT "yn*», J. Kellv p r *t and H. B. Whartenby ol A W 11 ' Van li " rn ' Ri chland; I (v : Ma!thi <\ White Bluffs; F. M. L Kennewick, and G. A Stuart, Kennewick Valley. The candidates were called upon for two-minute speeches defining their position, and after each had demon strated to the satisfaction of the convention, that he was a real, honestagod, died-in-the-wool Pro gressive with a big P, the recom mendations of the committee were accepted and the candidates elected by unanimous vote. The entire business of the after noon session occupied but little over an hour, and it is probable that it was the last political convention that will ever be held in Benton County, all signs pointing to the adoption of the presidential prefer ence primary before another four years will have rolled around. MEMORIAL DAY TO BE FITTINGLY OBSERVED Arrangements tor Honoring Memory of Nation's Dead Placed in Able Hands In spite of the meager attendance at the meeting called by the G. A. R.'s at the Masonic Hall, Saturday afternoon, a few enterprising work ers have taken hold of the move ment for the proper celebration of Memorial Day and will apply the energetic personal effort necessary to making it a success. The meeting wafe opened by Com mandant S. M. Henderson and Mayor S. M. Lockerby was chosen chairman and A. R. Gardner, sec retary. They were authorized to appoint committees to arrange for the ceremonies. Mrs. A. B. Ely will engineer the general program, S. Z. Henderson and C. L. Holcomb will look after the speaking, C. O. Kimball will have charge of the music, Geo. F. Richardson will see that the details of the parade are properly managed, Mrs. Thos. McKain will have the management of the flowers, and Dr. B. C. Elms will take charge of the street decorations. Mrs. C. E. Tripp, president ot the Woman's Relief Corps, and Mrs. J. E. Webb, who is secretary of that organization will have charge of the dinner ar rangements. The ladies of the Relief Corps have been famous for many years for their efficiency in the culinary line, as the veterans will testify, ancl this reputation is sufficient guarantee that the spread will be a real banquet. The vet erans, sons and daughters of veter ens and their families will be din ner guests of the organization and toasts and after dinner speeches will make the occasion a memorable one. All business houses will be asked to close and a general observance of the day is to be urged by the Mayor and council. The advisory program is as fol lows: 10 a. m,, memerial exercises at Congregational church. 11 a. m., parade from the church to the Second Street bridge partici pated in by the band, veterans and their wives, sons and daughters of veterans and their families, school children and citizens. 12 m., memorial services at the cemetery. 1:30, dinner served by the Wom an's Relief Corps. SUNDAY WILL BE MOTHERS' DAY Mothers' Day will be observed next Sunday morning at the Presby terian church. The pastor will speak upon, "A Mother's Influence," and every man, woman, or child is asked to wear a white carnation or some other white flower in honor of their mother. Every man, woman, or child in Kennewick who feels that he or she had or has the best mother that ever lived, is asked to observe the day by attending divine worship in some one of the city's churches. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1912 WHO IS IT? % UESS whose profile this is and get a dollar's worth of merchandise any place in town—pro viding, of course, you are the first to tell us. The profile printed last week was that of G. A. Hamilton. Mrs. J. C. Dennis, R. F. D. No. 1, got the prize. Who is it? SPEAKERS DO GOOD WORK IN OECLAMATION CONTEST A large crowd of school patrons filled the high school gymnasium Monday afternoon in attendance at the declamation contest, partici pated in by the pupils of the sixth, 7th, and Bth grades and the high school. The judges, Mrs. A. B. Ely, Mrs. J. B. Rose and M. M. Moulton, awarded the first prize to Martin Garter and the second to Miss Lydia Evans in the high school division and first prize in the grade division to Evelyne Crossland and second to Wilbur Weisel. The sixth and seventh mixed grade was represented by Wilbur Weisel and Sheridan Delepine, the seventh by Ruth Cresswelland Eve lyne Crossland, the Bth by Ona Lee Taylor, Ethel Watson, and Edwin Osgood, the freshman by Miss Mary Brown, the sophomores by Martin Garber and Miss Lydia Evans, and the juniors by Marietta Gould and Marvin Carnahan. All of the con testants did exceptionally well and the judges found it extremely diffi cult to reach a decision and the points were marked closely. The young people presented a bright and animated picture as they took their places upon the flower strewn plat form, and after all had spoken scarcely any two persons in the aud ience agreed as to who would re ceive the prizes. Miss Crossland'a recitation was the familiar selection telling of the ringing of the old liberty bell after the Declaration of Independence had been signed. She put life and ex pression into the lines and spoke clearly. Wilbur Weisel, presenting "The Newsboy," looked the part as he went up and down the platform with cap hung on one ear and MISS VELIKANJE IS HOSTESS The seniors were guests of honor at a unique and interesting party given at the home of Mrs. H. A. Bier, Tuesday evening, Miss Johanna Velikanje being the hostess. It was a geographical party and the class colors, purple and gold were used in the decoration of the home, prettily combined with the flags of all the nations. On the lawn, Jap anese lanterns were strung among the trees and the guests found a winding cord for each of them be ginning with the United States flag and terminating with a slip of paper giving the name of some prominent place on the globe, at which they were supposed t»»be located. Letters were written to the hostess, without making mention of the place, which papers under his arm, shouting the lingo of the "newsy" in a most realistic fashion. Martin Garber's interpretation of "The Smith of Ragenbach" was full of dramatic power and his expression and clear enunciation easily wor him first place. Miss Evans presented a humorous selection telling of the troubles of Mr. Mann and his wife in getting reajly for a journey, and her clever imitations in the wordy dialogue between the two, scored with the audience. Other contestants who received favorable comment were Miss Ruth Cresswell, who did well in the reci tation of "Guilty or Not Guilty;" Marvin Carnahan, who rendered "The Boy Orator of Zepata City" with considerable expression; Mar cella Gould, who had as her selec tion, "An Easter With Parepa," in which she told the story well in a word pictnre of a pathetic iucident in the life of the great singer; and Miss Mary Brown, whose stage presence and graceful gestures were the in the contest. One feature of the contest was that the training of the participants was largely in their own hands as the teachers gave them no assist ance. The donor of the prizes, who pre fers to conceal his identity, may feel highly gratified at the success of the contest as it has stimulated the in terest of the pupils in a line of work which will be especially beneficial to them in training, and while all could not win, each participant has been more than repaid for his work in the experience gained and diffi dence overcome by speaking in pub lic. were read aloud by Superintendent Lewis and prizes awarded for the best letters and guesses. Miss Shirley Holmes and Superintendent Lewis were the winners in this con test. A clever arrangement of purple and gold ribbons paired the guests off for supper. The class flower, the marguerite, was used very artistic ally in the dinning room and a miniature lake was the center piece at the dinner table. The placecards were marguerites. The guests re port a very merry evening, the only element of sadness being the knowledge that their beloved host ess ia soon to leave them and c jnfine her wo k to other fields. Miss Velikanje ha* been generally loved and honored by all her pupils and I her loss is a matter of personal regret 'to each of them. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION ELEVEN GRADUATE TONIGHT This evening the annual com mencement exercises will take place in the gymnasium of the new high school, and eleven graduates will re ceive their diplomas, signifying the satisfactory completion of a four years' course in the Kennewick High School. As previously announced the address to the graduates will be delivered by Prof. H. W. Sampson, formerly of Cheney Normal. No children (except those taking part in the choruses) will be admitted to the graduation exercises unless accom panied by parents, and it is announced that no presents will be presented this evening. All gifts should be sent to the home of the seniors. WALLOP THE INDIANS IN INTERESTING GAME Good Stick Work by Locals Defeats Team from Oregon Indian School Before a big crowd the Kenne wick team pounded out at 9to 4 victory over the team of Chinook Indians from the Chemawah, Ore gon, Indian school. This is the third game the visitors have lost, out of eight, so far on their tour. They play a team from the Spokane city league today and go on east from there. Though the men on the Indian team handled themselves as though they knew the game, they displayed very little "pep" in their contest here, indicating probably that they are finding their schedule of playing during the day time and traveling nights a trifle too strenuous. The visitors looked dangerous in the first inning only, when three hits by the first three men up and and a base on balls forced in a run. Luckily the next Indian hit into a double play and this was followed by an easy out, so one run was all the damage that was done. Kennewick did some clouting in their half of the first, putting over two scores on a trio of two-baggers. After that the locals were never headed, hitting the ball consistent ly in every inning. Stull led in the batting, connecting with the ball for a triple, a double and a single. Shinn got a double and two singles, Howe got two doubles,Larkin a double and a single and Perry three singles. Larkin was wild, walking seven men —more passes than he has is sued in all previous games of this season combined. The score: 12 8 4567 8 9 R H B Kennewick —2 1 1 0 0 2 30 x-9 16 3 Indians — 11000020 0-4 5 3 APPEALS TO SECRETARY FISHER Harry Beach has filed for a rehear ing in his homestead contest with G. E. Hanson, for a hundred and sixty acre tract on the Highlands. The case was passed on a month or so ago by the assistant Secretary of the Interior, with an inference that Mr. Hanson had a prior right. However, Lockerby & Kolb, attorneys for Mr. Beach, petitioned that a rehearing be given before Secretary of the Interior Fisher, and they expect the decision will be reversed. The case was heard before Land Commissioner Gillis, at Walla Walla, Wednesday, Sharpstein & Sharp stein representing Mr. Hanson's in terests, and Lockerby & Kolb Mr. Beach's. The contestant claims an insufficient amount of improvement work had been done on the claim the first year, and that those were sufficient grounds for contesting, out side of the ruling of the Assistant Secretary. Quite a few local people were pre sent as witnesses. A definite decis ion will be delayed for a month or so, when Mr. Beach expects to re ceive title to the land contested. WHOLE NUMBER 526 SEWER AND WALK CONTRACT LET Local Contra<stor Gets Cement Job, Sewer Work Goes to Spokane Finn Six contracting firms bid on the construction of the city's sewer sys tem last Tuesday night. The con tract was awarded to the Northwest ern Construction Co., of Spokane, on a bid of $37,899.29, which was just about half the amount asked by the highest bidder. The work includes all the laterals and the main on Washington street and will cover all the city west of Washington, south of the N. P. tracks and east of the Northern Pa cific Irrigation company's canal, as well as the larger portion of the Beach addition. The job, complete, will include the excavation, fur nishing and laying the pipe, with brick man-holes and flush tanks. Engineer Smith estimates that the work will be completed not sooner than the first of December, allowing for no unforeseen delays. The firm to whom the contract was given is composed of Burns & Hall, who have had many years ex perience in the contracting line, in Spokane and elsewhere. Mr. Burns is also a property-owner in the Kennewick valley, haying a place south of town, which produced prize-winning specimens last year. Active work will be started as soon as the equipment and material can be procured. The contract for the sidewalks in Improvement District No. 8 was let to F. J. May field, a brother-in law of W. A. Morain. Mr. May field is a new comer in the Kenne wick valley, who will make his home here, following the contract ing business. His bid amounted to $7,828.50, while the 2-Miracle Concrete Co., the successful bidder on the three preceeding contracts, bid $8,589.05 Mr. Mayfield's bid included an es timated amount of a thousand yards of excavation, for which he has made no charge. Attorney Rider, representing the 0.-W. R. & N., appeared before tne council in regard to the sewer assessment against their Front street property. He offered to com promise with the city, asking in re turn that the city limit certain sections in their franchise or dinance. No action was taken," other than referring it to the city attorney. An ordinance creating the office of street commissioner came up for final passage, but failed to get thru, the vote being a tie. Councilman Garber being absent. There can be no doubt but such an officer is needed, and probably will be hired as soon as arrangements can be made to pay him. Councilman Anderson voted against the ordi nance, but said that he would favor it if the police force could be cut down. PIONEER NAVIGATOR DEAD The Open River boats came into port Tuesday night with their flags at half-mast, owing to the sudden death, at his home at Seaview, Wash., of Capt. W. S. Buchanan, who has been navigating northwestern waters for the past thirty-five years. Until last March Capt. Buchanan had been superintendent of the Open River Transportation Co. since its organization,, and was very well and favorably known thruout this section of the country. He was a thirty-sec ond degree Mason and the funeral services, which were held Wednes day afternoon at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Portland, were in charge of Portland Lodge No. 55. He is survived by the widow and a grown son.