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The Kennewick Courier
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. XI NO. 34 SCORING NOT YET COMPLETED Finish Judging Prize Poultry To day —Show Brings Out 350 Fine Birds The Third Annual Poultry Show which opened in the Beach Block last Tuesday has attracted about 350 entries, and competition is keen in most of the classes. While the entries came largely from the same breeders as last year, there are many good birds entered by breed ers who are exhibiting for the first time this year. Among these may be mentioned A. V. Mcßeynolds' Buff Orpingtons, White Leghorns from the pens of I. A. Boynton and F. L- Young, and Dark Cornish, entered by G. A. Hamilton. H. W. Reaugh, of Hanford, has won the White Wyandotte cup from J. E. McKim, last year's win ner. C. Hoadley swept the board clean with his White Orpingtons, retaining the cup won by him last year. H. M. Bartlett has won the Mounsey Bros, cup, given for bfst birds raised from eggs from their pens; and Mounsey Bros, win and retain the White Leghorn cup. Orin Beinhart made a clean sweep with his Buff Rocks, retaining the cup won by him last year. Mrs. E. J. Williams carried off most of the honors on Buff Rocks and wins sil ver cup. Rev. F. L. Fraser entered twenty birds from Creswell, Oregon, and will probably carry off the special prize for outside-of-county exhibit. Chief Dispatcher Moran, of Pasco, has a nice display of fancy pigeons. The most remarkable bird in the entire show, however, is conceded to be the new and rare specimen of "Northern Pacific" breed, raised '»y Gardner Tytherleigh. It resembles a cross between an ostrich aud a camel and is certainly worth study ing. The show closes tomorrow even ing. The prize winners, so far as determined up until four o'clock yesterday, are as follows; White Wyandottes—Silver cup won by H. W. Reaugh with Ist cock, 3rd cockerel, Ist and 3rd hen, Ist and 3rd pullet and Ist pen. J. E. McKim 2nd and 3rd cock, Ist and 2nd cockerel, 2nd hen, 2nd pullet and 2nd pen. White Orpingtons—C. Hoadley Ist, 2nd and 3rd cock; Ist cockerel, Ist, 2nd and 3rd hen; Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet and Ist pen; winning silver cup for second time. White Rocks —R. L. Banta 2nd cock, Ist, 2nd and 3rd cockerel; Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet and Ist pen. A. H. Wheaton Ist cock, Ist and 2nd hen and 2nd pen. White Leghorns —Mounsey Bros. Ist, 2nd and 3rd cock; Ist and 3rd cockerel, Ist and 3rd hen, Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet; Ist pen; winning sil ver cup for second time. H. M. Bartlett 2nd cockerel, 2nd hen, 2nd Pen; winning cup offered by Mounsey Bros, for best pen hatched from their stock. R. L. Halser, Pasco, 3rd pen. Black Minorcas —Mrs. C. E. Mil lard Ist cockerel, Ist, 2nd and 3rd Pullet; Ist hen, Ist pen. C. E. Hil lier 2nd cockerel. Blue Andalusian —E. Perry all awards. Barred Rocks —Mrs E J.Williams Ist cock, 3rd cockerel, Ist, 2nd and hen; Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet; Ist Pen; winning for the first time the silver cup offered by VanCott. J. Lammerts Ist and 2nd cockerel, 2nd pen. Buff Rocks —Orin Beinhart all awards and silver cup for second time. Partridge Wyandottes—F. L.Fraser, Creswell,Ore., Ist and 2nd cockerel, Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet. R.H.Hous ton 3rd cockerel. (joiden Laced VVyandottes —C. F. Hoover, Pasco, Ist, 2nd and 3rd Pullet. Silver Laced VVyandottes —F. L. eraser, Creswell, Ore., Ist cockerel, Ist, 2nd and 3rd pullet. R. H. Houston, 2nd cockerel. UNCLE JOE CANNON. National Figure Who Was Defeated For Re-election to Congress. Many notable changes in the person j nel of the house of representatives re j suited from the recent election. The ' most conspicuous figure to be retired ■ is ex-Speaker Joseph G. Cannon, who I was defeated for re-election. This is Mr. Cannon's second defeat j for congress. He was out of the house Photo by American Press Association. JOSEPH G. GANNON. of representatives for one term, hav ing been defeated for election in 1890. He was even then a veteran member of the house. Since 1892 Mr. Cannon has been sent back regularly to Washing ton and for many years was a domi nating figure. Through his nineteen terms in con gress Mr. Cannon was noted for two supreme virtues—he was never a hypo crite, and he always had the courage of his beliefs. PUSH IMPROVEMENT WORK Two new ordinances, providing for local improvement work, were passed at Tuesday night's meeting of the city council. Ordinance No. 154 creates Improvement District No. 10 and provides for the con struction of cement curbs through out Amon'B Addition. A resolu tion was also introduced and passed announcing the intention of the city fathers to further improve the same district by grading and leveling the streets. The resolution sets the date for hearing objections from property owners on Tuesday, Dec. 10. It is the plan of the council to complete all formalities so that the two contracts for the grading and the cement work may be let at the same time. The second ordinance, No. 155, provides for the construction of an irrigation system in Stanton's Addi tion and the Hover Villa Tracts. The date of hearing on the cement siidewalk work to be constructed throughout the same district has been set for Thursday, December 17. Both ordinances and other notices are published in full elsewhere in this issue. CDULSON-HEIDTKE The friends ofF. E. Coulson and Miss Emma Heidtke were given a pleasant surprise when it was learn ed, the first of the week, that they had joined the ranks of the newly weds. The ceremony was perform ed last Friday in Pasco, by Rev. A. L. Brockman, of the local Luth eran church, and Mr. and Mrs. Coulson have established their home in one of the apartments of of the King Block. Mrs. Coulson numbers a host of friends in this city, where she has resided for a number of years, and Mr. Coulson, as one of the pro prietors of the Kennewick Mechan ical Electric Co., is an esteemed member of Kennewick's business circles. NOTICE TO RANCHERS Don't forget the meetings in the interest of the Benton County Crop Improvement Association which will he held at the High School on Fri day evening, Nov. 29th and at the Highlands H<>u->e on Saturday evening, Nov. 30th. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1912 Prarlantatum 3N REVERENT recognition of the custom inaugurated by our forefathers and perpetuated by succeeding generations, I, M. E. Hay, governor of the state of Washington, in conformity with the proclamation of the president, do designate Thursday, No vember 28, 1912, a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God for his unbounded benefactions to us as nation, state and in dividuals. And I urge that the people of this state on that day put aside their usual occupations and devote the day to ministry to the needy, sympathy with the sorrowing and charily to the unfortunate. MARION E. HAY Governor of the State of Washington. POWER GO. PROMISES BETTER WATER PRESSURE Will Remedy Fire Fighting Facilities by Installation of Heavier Pump and Motor Manager G. D. Longmuir of the Pacific Power & Light Co. was called before the council Tuesday night to explain why the company has not been obeying the terms of their fran chise in the matter of furnishing adequate water pressure for fire fighting purposes. It Mr. Longmuir explained that the lack of sufficient pressure, which had so hampered the work of the fire men at the Antlers Hotel and Tull fires, was due to the low efficiency of the pump and motor now in use at the pumphouse. He said that a heavier pump, capable of delivering a nozzle pressure of 85 pounds had already been installed and that a 100 h. p. motor to operate the same had been secured in Portland, would be shipped immediately and would be installed by December Ist, as a temporary remedy. Later on the company will re place the temporary plant with a permanent one, plans for which have been prepared. The perma nent plant will be equipped with pumps and motors powerful enough to guarantee an emergency pressure of 100 lbs. at the hydrants, which pressure is called for by the terms of the company's franchise. The permanent plant will require about five months to assemble and install. The council agreed to accept the temporary arrangement, providing that the motor, when installed on December Ist, show by test an effi ciency of at least 70 pounds press sure with three nozzles in use. Mr. Longmuir also stated that the placing of the water main ex tensions in the eastern part of town will be done as soon as the com pany's crew is finished with similar work in Pasco. INSTITUTE OPENS MONDAY About 150 teachers from Benton and Franklin counties are Expected to attend the annual institute which opens at the local high school at 9:00 o'clock Monday morning next. The six sessions covering Mon day, Tuesday and Wednesday, will be made up of more than fifty ad dresses by seven of the most experi enced educators in the Northwest, and the speaking programs will be interspersed with music by the high school chorus and local singers and instrumentalists. Following is the list of speakers: H. G. Lull, Education Depart ment of the University of Washing ton, Seattle. A. A. Cleveland, State College, Pullman. Miss Catherine Montgomery, of the State Normal, Bellingham. George E. Craig, State Normal, Cheney. W. E. Moore, Supervisor of Writ ing, Everett Public Schools. J. M. Layhue, Assistant Superin tendent of Public Instruction, Olym pia. Frank Rubinson, Everett. LADIES, ALSO, TO BE CLOTHED BY BELLOWS New Establishment will be Opened in Beach Block —Sells Grocery to Weil Brothers James A. Bellows has acquired another store. Not content with the proprietorship of his men's Tog gery, he last week bought the Myers Grocery, and this week became the owner of a $10,000 stock of ladies' goods. Early in the week Mr. Bellows sold his new grocery to Weil Bros., of Pasco, who will conduct the same. The Weil Brothers, it will be remembered, were the purchasers of the Kennewick Furniture Com pany's stock, which they afterward moved to their store in Pasco. From their experiences while Kennewick merchants they have formed a fav orable impression of Kennewick as a business center; hence their return at this time. The stock will be turned over to the new owners this week. The store room in the post office building has been secured, and, as soon as the poultry show has closed the place will be fitted up similar to Bellows' present Toggery. Mr. Bellows has been figuring on a ladies' store since before his fire, but had hoped to secure a building where both departments could be placed under one roof. However, he has good locations for both his stores, and as an added inducement toward a speedy acquaintance he will put on a big introductory sale as soon as he can arrange his goods. Watch the advertising columns of this paper for the date of the open ing and further announcements. OPEN RIVER MEETING TUESDAY A meeting will be held at the Commercial Club room in this city next Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock, at which time matters of great im portance to river traffic will be taken up. The chief business to come be fore the meeting will be the matter of determining whether the river towns will raise a guarantee fund to insure the continuance of service by the Open River Transportation com pany during 1913. The company operated their steamers during 1912 at a loss of 820,000 and will undertake a re sumption of service next year only upon condition that the shippers guarantee them against loss. Port land business men have agreed to guarantee one-half of the above sum if the river towns served by the company will stand ready to make good the balance. It is expected that next Tuesday's meeting in this city will decide whether or not the company will tie up or run its boats next year and every business man in Kenne wick should be present. Represent atives are expected from every town and city effected by transportation on the Columbia and Snake Rivers between The Dalles, White Bluffs and Lewiston. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION AUGUST C. BACKUS. Judge Who Will Preside at the Trial of Colonel Roosevelt's Assassin. Judge August C. Backus of the Mil waukee municipal court will preside at the trial of John Schrank, the assassin of Colonel Roosevelt W. C. Zabel, state attorney, will prosecute the charge of assault with intent to mur der against the prisoner. Soon after the shooting Schrank was arraigned in the district court before Judge N. B. Neelan and held in $7,500 JUDGE AUGUST C. BACKUS. ball. He has been In jail ever since. The maximum penalty for Schrank's crime Is twenty years in prison. As Schrank is a property owner in New York, he will be compelled to de fray the legal expenses of his trial. Colonel Roosevelt will not be a wit ness in the case. The prosecution feels that it has enough witnesses to the shooting to successfully prove Its case without requiring the testimony of Colonel Rooneielt GLEASON-CAMPBELL The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Campbell was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday eve ning when their daughter Elizabeth became the bride of Irving S. Glea son. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. D. Rarey in the presence of about fifty relatives and friends. The bride, who was dressed in white, was attended by Miss Ellen Rich ardson, while Walter Summers acted as groomsman. The wedding march was played by Mrs. A. C. Amon and F. H. Lincoln. The ceremony was followed by the serving of a dainty wedding supper. . Mr. and Mrs. Gleason are two of Kennewick's most highjy esteemed young people and the many beauti ful wedding gifts which they re ceived attested to their popularity. Mr. Gleason is chief clerk for the Kennewick Fruit & Produce Co. and his bride is one of the most active of the workers in M. E. church circles. They will at once occupy th°ir new home on the Highlands, de ferring their wedding trip until the coming summer when they expect to visit their old homes in the east. TRAGEDY AT NORTH YAKIMA George E. Defoe shot and killed J. H. Hagerman and wounded Geo. Ogburn at North Yakima early last Sunday morning. Defoe was em ployed on a boat plying between Victoria and Seattle and was called home by a wireless message from his brother, who lives at North Yak ima. He arrived home about one o'clock Saturday night and found that his wife and another woman had gone to a dance in the Naches Valley, accompanied by Hagerman and Ogburn. Defoe laid in wait for the party and on their arrival he emptied four shots from his re volver with fatal results to Hager man. Defoe was found concealed at his home several hours later and was placed under arrest. ELECTION OFFICERS NAMED The city council has named the following election officers to serve at th 6 city election on Tuesday, De cember 3: Ist Ward —J. Sercombe, inspect or; J. A. Bellows and Horton Hunt ington, judges. 2nd Ward —Carl Fredling, in spector; Al. Fisher and R. E. Rob erts, judges. 3rd Ward —F. L. Watson, in spector; Mrs. Madge Soth and Miss Ethel Tompkins, judges. WHOLE NUMBER 554 RUNNING LINES THRU RICHLAND Milwaukee and O-W. Each Have Surveying Parties Setting Stakes in Coveted Field The people of Richland are high ly elated by the practical assurance that they are to have railroad con nections with Kennevvick during the next few months. Two parties of surveyors, one of whom is known to represent the O-W. R. & N., have been running lines through the Richland district during the past ten days. The second party is gen erally supposed to be working for the Milwaukee, which system has completed its line from Beverly to a point a short distance below Han ford. Concerning the survey work the Richland Advocate says: "The first survey started from a point north of Clements' bridge on the Yakima river. Taking a north westerly course from there the line was run past the Wheeler ranch and on up and through the Rickey tract, over a corner of the high school ground and then into the Rollins orchard, leaving it a little this side of where it joins on to the Long farm and continuing through uncultivated land to the foot of West Fourth street. Other lines have been run and are still being laid out by the surveyors, all being in the same general direction, the the idea seeming to be to locate a route that will bring the road thru on the western side of town and at the same time give an outlet down through Clements' flat without ne cessitating the crossing of any coun ty roads. "To do this the railroad bridge would probably have to be built over the Yakima river about a half to three-quarters of a mile west of the county wagon bridge, thus bringing the road at an angle into this city." A party of O-W. R. & N. officials armed with blue prints, paid Rich land a brief visit yesterday morn ing. CONVENTION OF SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS IS ENCOURAOIN6 (CONTRIBUTED) The Benton county Sunday school convention, which was held at Pros ser November 12 and 13, closed too late to be reported last week. It was a succeesful convention, and the hospitality of the Prosser people was genuine and generous. The meetings were held in the United Presbyterian church and the ladies of that church served meals in a well arranged basement dining room. Their pastor, Rev. Stewart, is the county Sunday School Association president, and a very capable and enthusiastic leader. A busy man. who takes time to direct the Sun day school work of the county so ably, deserves the heartiest co-oper ation, not only of his staff of offi cers, but of men and women alike, in an effort for "Bigger and Better" Sunday schools. The convention is to be held in Kennewick next November, and we bespeak for the workers and vis iting delegates, Kennewick's most loyal entertainment. We also hope to report the greatest advances along all lines of Sunday School progress made by Kennewick schools. Why can't we break the record for pro gress? Let our men and women come to realize that one of the world's greatest movements today is along the line of organized adult Sunday school work, and the day is won —success is sure.