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The Kennewick Courier
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. XI NO. 33 FARMERS' SCHOOL NOV. 30 TO JAN. 4 'School Board Arranges With State Collegs to Condud One-Week Session in Kennewick The local school board and sup erintendent have arranged for a far mers' school, conducted by the State College, to be held at Kenne wick, December 30th to January 4th inclusive. This school will be free to all who wish to attend and it is the hope of the local schools, as well t as of the State College, that there i will be a large attendance from up and down river points as well as from the irrigated districts sur rounding Pasco, Attalia and Kenne wick. This school will be different from the usual demonstration work here tofore done by the department of agriculture, of the State College, in that a full week's instruction will be offered by competent specialists, these men remaining here at Ken- newick the entire time to offer their services to the farmers and fruit growers free of charge. This sys tem will doubtless prove more ben eficial to those who have problems to solve in agriculture and horticul * ture, than was the system of dem onstration trains which the College has sent out heretofore. The dem onstration train had only a limited time to -stay at any one place, and consequently there was no time for conference between the farmers and the specialists with the train. Now, however, there will be an opportun ity for each man to get his problem personally before the specialists, to take them, if need be, out to bis farm where they may see the coh ditions at first hand, and by talk *ing with them to clear away any doubtful or misunderstood points If from the lectures which are given. There is no doubt as to the benefit to be derived from such a farmers' school, and it is to be hoped that as many as possible will take advan tage of it. A tentative program has been ar ranged which provides for work in soils under Professor Thatcher, head of the Department of Agricul ture at the college. Work in horti culture, such as selecting stock, planting, pruning and otherwise caring for an orchard, given by Pro fessor Morris, head of the depart ment of horticulture; livestock, un- der Professor Ashby; dairying, Pro- II fessor Nystrom; poultry, Miss Blanchard. An instructor in domes tic science from the College will be here for the entire week and will give work in that subject to all who care to take it, the use of the school's equipment and rooms being fur nished for that purpose. Sessions will be held in the high .school building both forenoon and afternoon and no effort will be spared to make this farmers'school as help ful as posible to the agricultural and horticultural interests of this section °f the Columbia River irrigated dis trict. literary club talk art The Ladies' Literary Club met at "the home of Mrs. Shanafelt last Fri day afternoon. Art was the sub ject under discussion and Mrs. Hoyt made a very able leader, being an artist herself. She took us through the realms of art. introducing some v ery enjoyable and instructive papers hy Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Lew : 3, Mrs. and Mrs. Shanafelt. A solo was rendered by one of the club s new members, Miss Mundy. new members were added to the list. All felt as if the after noon were just half long enougti for a 'l the good things included in such a subject and the eluh adjourned to toeetXov. 22 with Mrs. E.G. Brown. JOIN THE BENTGN COUNTY CROP IMPROVEMENT ASS'N \\ e are getting in close touch I with the U. S. Department of Ag- I riculture and will, without doubt, i receive financial assistance from the Department by July Ist, 19i 3. \Ye expect to have a first-class man in the field in good time for the next season's work. See your district delegate and get your name on the membership roll; it will help you and the association if you en roll now. Plan to attend the first regular meeting of the association at Pros ser, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1912. Byron Hunter and other interesting speak ers are on the program. It will be well worth your while to attend this meeting. L. S. Crossland, Secy. BASKET BALL AT HIGH SCHOOL Girls' Teams Play First Game Tomor row—Football Team Will Play Grand view Next Friday The first two, and perhaps the best two match games of basket ball of the season, will be played in the high school gymnasium, Saturday, Nov. 16. The girls' class teams, composed of Seniors and Sophomores on one side, and Jun iors and Freshmen on the other, will meet in the first of a series of games, and the other game will be between two of the city teams, as noted else where. The Kennewick High school foot ball team will play against Grandview, Fri day, Nov. 22. The tickets which were out for the Milton game will hold good for this game. Keep in mind the game with Richland the day before Thanks giving, November 27th. In the American History class, com posed of Seniors and part of the Junior class, two of the model map books are the work of Junior members. Arnold Burmaster has, for a short time, been substitute for William Bar quist on the high school foot ball team. : The Junior class does not boast of en ough boys to make up a boys' basket ball team; the Juniors, therefore, will not have a opportunity to show their ability in basket ball, unless they unite with some other class. The work in manual training is now progressing nicely. The complete out fits of tools and drawing instruments are on hand, and more interest is being shown among the students. The grade boys have been making foot-stools and other articles of simple design. The high school boys are making drafting tables for the school, and will soon have a number of these complete and in use in the drawing room. Everyone is invited to visit the shop at any time. The domestic science class has just completed the study of carbo-hydrates. This week their lectures concern meats, —the various ways of preparing the different kinds, the proper place of meat in the diet, and a knowledge of foods which may take the place of meat. Byron Hunter, head of Farm Man agement in the U. S. Department of Agriculture, for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, with F. E. DeSel lem and L. S. Crossland, fruit inspect ors of Benton and Franklin counties, visited the high school, and particularly the agriculture class, one day last week. They have plans in mind which will be very beneficial to Benton coun ty farmers in the near future. Miss Wata Jones, county superin tendent of schools, was in town Tues day. NEW STEAMER MAKES FIRST RUN Spic and span in fresh paint and woodwork the new freighter "Helen Dare" made her initial run last Monday, leaving Kennewick ahout noon heavily laden with goods for up-river points. The "Helen Dare" is the prop erty of Capt. T. H. McMillir., who will act as master. Mrs. McMilhn, after whom the craft takes its name, will be purser. The boat is of en tirely new construction, having been in prosscess cf building at Kenne wick under Capt. McMillin's direc tion, during the past three months. The engine and boiler were taken from the scow "Chas. Bureau" which was brought down from the upper river last summer. The ma chinery has been thoroughly over hauled and was given a government certificate of inspection last Sunday. The "Helen Dare" is of 25 tons carrying capacity, is 100 feet long by 15 beam and draws about two feet of water. She will be oparated on a thrice-a-week schedule. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912 BREEDERS ARE GROOMING THEIR FANCY CHICKENS Entries Pouring In for Third Annual Poultry Show Which Opens in Ken newick next Tuesday The third annual show of the Benton County Poultry Association will open in the Beach Block, Ken newiek, next Tuesday, Nov. 19th, and continue until Saturday even ing, the 23rd. Since the premium lists were mailed out last week the entries have been coming in steadily and the expectations are that this year's entries will exceed in number those of last year's successful show. In addition to several hundred dollars in cash and merchandise *prizes which have been offered, there will be eight silver cups to be competed for, as follows: Kennewiek Commercial Club cup, for largest and best display by any individual or firm. Won in Jan. 1912, by Mounsey Bros. First National Bank cup, for best pen Plymouth Rocks. Won by Orin Beinhart in Jan. 1912. Skillman VanCott cup for best pen Barred Plymouth Rocks. New cup. Hover Investment Co. cup, for best pen Wyandottes. Won in Jan uary by Mounsey Bros. Association cup, for best pen Leg horns. Won in January by MoQn sey Bros. Kennewick Courier cup, for best pen R. I. Reds. Won by Mounsey Bros, in January. Benton Realty Co. cup, for best pen White Orpingtons. Won by C. Hoadley in January. Ja?. A. VanNorsdall cup, for beet pen Orpingtons, any variety except white. New cup. Mounsey Bros, cup, for best pen S. C. White Legh«>rns hatched from their stock. Cup to be won but once. Birds competing for this prize may also compete for other prizes. All cups except Mounsey Bros, have to be won again this year by same breeders to be retained by them. There will be a score card show and the judging will be done by Harry H. Collier of Tacoma than whom there is no better judge of poultry in the Northwest. Entries close at midnight, tomor row, Saturday, the 16th. ART EXHIBIT, NOV. 27 AND 20 The Art Exhibit given by the Ladies' Literary Club Art Depart ment, will be held in High School gymnasium, and will open Tuesday evening, the 26th, at 8 o'clok. A short musical program will be given at this time, also a reception to the public school teachers. The paintings and etchings loaned by Chicago and St. Louis artists will be on exhibition on Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day also. Everyone is invited and urged to come. Admission only 10c at all times. WORK BEGINS ON NEW 0-W. R. N. FREIGHT HOUSE The 0-W„ R. & N. Co. staked the location of their new freight depot this week, which is to be erected at once just east of the pas senger station. The building will be of frame construction on a ce ment foundation, 35x100 feet. The structure has been much needed and will add greatly to the conven ience of the company's patrons. It is expectejl to be ready for use with in sixty days. J. B. Olinger, who has been assist ing in receiving apples for the Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' Association at Granger during the past month, has finished his business there and has re turned to the management of the Ken newick office. TEACHERS' INSTITUTE NOV. 25,26 AND 27 Interesting Sessions are Expected at Meeting of Benton and Franklin County School Ma'ams The teachers' institute of Benton and Franklin counties will be held in Kennewiek on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 25, 26 and 27. About 100 teachers are ex pected to attend from the districts in Benton county and from 60 to 70 from Franklin county. The instructors will be Prof. Lull, of the University of Washington; Prof. Craig, of Cheney Normal; A. A. Cleveland, of the State College at Pullman; Miss Montgomery, of El lensburg Normal and Mr. Moore, Superintendant of writing in the Everett Schools. Miss Shier is arranging a program of special music for the institute. Several of the local people have kindly consented to assist with solos, instrumental and vocal. Monday morning the high school chorus will sing and in the afternoon session Mrs. Christopher Gifford will ren der a piano selection. Tuesday morn ing the children of the first grade will perform a folk dance and song and the second and seventh grade children will sing. In the afternoon Mrs. G. E. Hanson will sing. Wed nesday mornir?g Mrs. Myrtle Tread well, music supervisor at Pasco, will sing and in the afternoon Miss Shier will play. ST. PAUL MOVING TO NEW YARD The St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co. are now busy moving their stock from their old location on the N. P. right of way to their new quart ers one block north on the west side of Columbia avenue. A considerable portion of the stock has been moved and the new office building will be occupied this week. The company's new location con sists of about two acres, convenient ly reached by a spur from both N. P. and O-W. R. & N. roads, giving them spur trackage of 500 feet. The principal buildings are an en closed house for finished lumber and sash and doors, 30x200; and a shed for dimension stock, 40x200. Each of these buildings has a capac ity of 250,0J0 feet of lumber. A six-compartment coal house, 16x70, of 300 tons capacity, and and a lime and cement house, 14x50, are conveniently placed for easy hand ling of these commodities. By going to this large expense in acquiring and fitting up their new quarters, the St. Paul company cer tainly have shown great faith in the future of Kennewick and the conse quent growth of their business, and the many conveniences of the com pany's new home are sources of proper pride to Manager Skirving and his force. SIX WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS Six little Santa Clauses busy as a hive! Seven Days stole one and then there were five. WATCH THEM DISAPPEAR Do Your Christmas Shopping Before They Are All Gone. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION STEWART & RESER WILL REMAIN IN KENNEWICK On another page will be found a letter from Stewart it'Reser, Inc., to the public announcing their in tention of remaining in business in Kennewick. This will be welcome news alike to this firm's many friends and business associates. Mr. Stewart's announcement was made after an exchange of telegrams yesterday with the owners of the Williams' Block, which the firm oc cupies. The matter of rental has been satisfactorily adjusted and Mr. Stewart is now placing large orders for holiday and winter goods to re plenish their stock which has been depleted by the recent sale. HIGHLANDS WOMAN'S CLUB HAS INTERESTING MEETING Hope to Clear off Piano Debt Soon- Improvement Club "At Home" Again Tonight The meeting of the Kennewick High lands Woman's club on Nov. Bth was well attended and very enjoyable. Mrs. Boynton had her collection of Alaskan wories, mosses, nuggets, moccasins and a mounted ptarmigan on display. The talk given by Mrs. Boynton in regard to her collection was highly interesting. The club was delighted to know more of Alaska as it is and ?s it used to be. At the next regular meeting, Dec. 13, it was decided to make an extra effort to raise money to finish paying for the piano. Mrs. Bunts assisted by four others not yet selected will act as host esses. It was also decided that the silver collection should not be less than twenty-five cents each and all who would- like to do so might bring some fancy work and place it on sale at that time, proceeds to go towards the piano fund. It was suggested that no article should sell for over twenty-five cents. The Improvement club will be "at home" again this Friday evening. Nov. 15th. The entertainment committee are again mysterious and very active. All we can find out this time in regard to the entertainment to be offered is that we surprised one member telling another " —will play your accompani ment" So we expect to hear some good music. The club members look forward eagerly to these "at homes" as they are always most enjoyable af fairs. The telephone company are improv ing their line by putting in new poles along the main drive onto the west Highlands. Mrs. McMann entertained the bridge whist club Wednesday. The many Highland friends of the Baxter family will regret seeing them leave Saturday. They have moved to Rev. Fraser's ranch in Sec. 7. W. E. Beverant and family of Pasco have moved into the Owens Jones ranch for the winter. Miss Dumas, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Warnock, left for Spokane Friday. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Kenyon left for an extended visit with relatives in North Yakima. Mr. Bunts is putting up a substan tial building on his ranch. Mrs. Hudnall has returned from Se attle with the children and they are nicely started in school here. E. O. Keene is a business visitor at Toppenish and Yakima this week. About twenty friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Krug gathered at the club house on the Highlands Tuesday evening to celebrate their tenth wedding anniver sary. Mrs. W. L. Craver and Mrs. Bertha Simsen had the affair in charge and those present report the best time ever. A part of the evening was spent in dancing and light refreshments were served. The party was also a farewell to Mr. Krug who goes east soon on a business trip. He will be gone for sev eral weeks. J. F. Kadow is improving the road side on his residence property. Mrs. Ryan, from Chicago, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Zierdt, left Thursday for Portland. From there she expects to go to her home. W. B. Scribner arrived Saturday from Rosendale, Wisconsin, for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. Krug. He re turned Wednesday. BELLOWS NOW A GROCER J. A. Bellows has purchased the Myers grocery store and assumed ownership on Tuesday. Mr. Myers will remain in charge of the store for the owner for the time being. The deal was in the nature of a trade, Mr. Bellows exchanging for the business a fine piece of farm land on the Crow Indian reserva tion, near Billings, Mont. The con sideration involved was $2,500. WHOLE NUMBER 553 FIRE DESTROYS TULL'S CORNER Sunday Night Blaze Causes Heavy Loss to Proprietors of City's Pioneer Store The general merchandise stock of the J. E. Tull Co., Inc., was totally destroyed by fire which broke out in the rear of their store at Second and Yakima streets about 12 o'clock Sunday night. The alarm was promptly turned in and within a few moments two streams of water were playing on the fire which, fanned by a brisk breeze was spread ing rapidly toward the front of the store and endangering the First National Bank and the Kennewick Hardware buildings on adjoining corners. After an hour of hard work, dur ing which they were hampered by lack of water pressure, the fire boys had the blaze beaten out, but not until two-thirds of the building had fallen in and practically every dol lar's worth of goods rendered worth less. The origin of the fire is a mys tery. As there had been no fire in the store for twenty-four hours pre vious, it is probable that the blaze started from the wiring or from mice getting at the stock of matches. Mr. Tull estimates that he had in stock dry goods, shoes and gro ceries to the value of $25,000 and that the building was worth $3,000. The loss is about two-thirds covered by insurance, carried principally through Stanton's Insurance Office. The building was one of the first commercial houses to be erected in Kennewick after the water was turned into the canal, being built by Johnson & Fullerton in 1903. Mr. Tull has had control of the business since 1905 and, with Mrs. Tull and his brother, Stanley Tull, has built up one of the largest vol umes of trade in this section. The company was incorporated last year. Full adjustment of the insurance has not yet been made, so Mr. Tull is not in position to speak of his plans for the future. There is little reason to doubt, however, that a modern building will be erected on the Tull corner, as this is one of the most desirable locations in the city. THE BAKING CONTEST The baking contest held at the Princess Theatre Tuesday evening, was a decided success in point of number of entries and interest aroused. The affair was in the nature of a benefit for the V. P. Class of the M. E. church, and that organization netted $16.75 from the auction of the prize win ing entries. Prizes were won as follows: Cakes —Ist, Mrs. F. L. Watson; 2nd, Mrs. L. Thorpe; 3rd, Mrs. Anna Terhune. The makers of the next best seven in order were: Mrs. E. 0. Brown, Mrs. Al. Fisher, Mrs. J.A. Bellows, Miss Grace Harrison, Mrs. Walter Lodge, Mrs. J. E. McKim, and Mrs. C. B. Haydon. Pies —Ist, Mrs. J. A. Bellows; 2nd, Mrs. S. S.Callahan; 3rd, Mrs. E. 0. Brown. The judges were: Mrs. F. L., Spalding, Mrs. L. L. Hursey, and Miss Naomi Smith, instructor in domestic science at the High School. The contest was conducted by E. C. Post, representing the N. K. Fairbank Company. Mr. Post wishes to express his appreciation for the co-operation of the contest ants, the merchants of Kennewick, to Mr. Banta and especially to the donors who were the Kennewick Grain & Milling Co., Jas. A. Van- Norsdall, the Elite Millinery Co., and the Crescent Manufacturing Co. of Seattle.