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A? SPRING! Sounds good—even if it doesn't feel like it. But it's coming ! j j <]J We are prepared with a nice line of Skirts, ranging in price J m from $3.50 to $10; new Coats and Suits, from $13.50 to $35; long , < y % Silk Gloves, for $1.25 to $1.50, in white, black and pongee. I i Milillißilißr I Our Milliner has just returned from market il 1 1 i Hptß \ and we have for your inspection our line of al|| j HIPHi \ SPRING AND SUMMER HATS | flp IP Stewart & Reser, inc. liJßg CENT-HHP COLUMN Advertisements under this head One Cent a Word, per insertion, payable invariably in advance. Advertisements un der the head of "Situations Wanted" will be inserted free of charge, Minimum charge for any advertisement, 15 cents. For Sale FOR SALE—Day-oid chicks. Phone 37X6. 68-9p FOR SALE—Three good second-hand sewing machines, cheap. Kennewick Harness Co. 58tf. FOR SALE—No. 1 Raspberry plants, $2.00 per 100. I. H. Darling, on the Highlands. 67-8p • FOR SALE—A Simplex Cream Separa tor, used but little; 700 lbs. per hour. R. E. Pratt. 67—9 . FOR SALE —300-egg Petaluma incu bator, like new. See L. Smith, Ken newick Machine Shop. 68-71p . FOR SALE—Barred Rock Cockerels, fancy stock at reasonable prices. Phone 30X4. E. O. Keene. 68-9 . FOR SALE—We have chattel mort gage and release of chattel morgage blanks at this office. Six for a quarter. 57-9 p. , FOR SALE, TRADE OR acres, Kennewick Gardens, in alfalfa, and commercial fruit. Good build ings, ideal for hogs, turkeys and chickens. Dr. Byrne, 1027 10th Ave., Spokane. 67-70 FOR SALE—Five-year-old horse, weight 1300; Mitchell wagon, about new; also spading disc harrow. Call at Simensen place, one mile north of Finley. 67-8 . FOR SALE—Five head of horses, one team 2300, a three-year-old mare and a two-year-old gelding. J. O. Hutch inson, Benton City. Will bring horses to Kennewick, if necessary. Or leave word at this office. 67-8p AUCTION SALE—Recorded D u r o c Jersey bred sows and pigs, also White Wyandotte chickens. Send for cat alogue. Sale March 5. C. McClell and, Sunny side. Wash. 67-8p FOR SALE —All our stock of spray pumps will be closed out at absolute cost. We have one lever Hydre pump at $40; three 3-gal. brass auto sprays, with tanks, at $10; two same of gal vanized iron, at $6; six knapsack sprays, 3-gal. at $4; three foot pumps at $5; flower sprays at 75 cents. These prices are actual cost, to clean them out. The Chas. H. Collins Co. 68-9 EGGS FOR SALE—Greatest laying strain in Northwest. Make no mis take, get laying strain of S. C. White Leghorns. Tested pullet, April hatched, 1910, laid 27 eggs in No vember, 24 in December. Eggs at that time were 50 cents on local mar ket. Tested pullet, April hatched, laid 24 eggs in November, 1912. Eggs $6 per 100. B. G. Zwanzig, Kenne wick, R. F. D. No. 1. 67p • For Rent FOR RENT—Ten acres of land, two miles from Kennewick, all improved; also house and two acres in Kenne wick. See J. F. Shafer, Hotel Koontz. 68-9p-tf . FOR RENT —Three acres in orchard and berries, joining city limits, small house and barn, well. Share or cash. Address Hans Smith. Kiona. 68-70p Miscellaneous I AM SHOEING HORSES at Jones' shop. Please give me part of your patronage. R. N. Purdin. 65-8 , PARLOR and kitchen furniture made to oider. Estimates on buildings., C. Hoadley, phone 44x5. 64tf I CAN TRADE your place for all it's worth. Omar W. Rich, pioneer real estate man. Office in Hotel Koor tzj 67tf SPECIAL—Agency for the Singer Sew ing Machine, the world's best. Sold on easy payments. Kennewick Har ness Co. 51tf UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE—we will sell steam-rolled barley for $1.00 per sack, $27.00 per ton. Steam-rolled beardless barley, $1.10 per sack, $28.50 per ton, Hamilton Supply Co. 60tf. MEETINGS WELL ATTENDED Increasing numbers has necessi tated the bringing of more chairs to the Congregational church where Dr. Cairns is holding a special series of meetings. On Monday night he gave a strong address on "Faithful Christian Liv ing," as proof to the world of the truth of the Christian religion. The faithly and unselfish life of some mother or friend is often more power ful than the most eloquent sermon in winning men in allegience to Christ. Tuesday night the church was crowded, many sitting in the aisles. The subject was "The New Birth." By many apt illustrations the speaker howed the need of it in the fact that when freed from the restraints of home and society men not in touch with God become rapidly more evil. The conditions upon which God works this wonderful change in the heart of men were expounded and at the close several requested prayer and two came forward to express their trust in the Master. The meetings will continue each night except Saturdays through the week and Dr. Cairns will each even ing give Bible lectures; also at 2:30 p. m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. MAKES BRIDGE A CERTAINTY The state senate last Friday passed the bill locating the state highways. The bill as it went through makes specific provisions for two routes from Kennewick and Pasco to Spo kane. In designating this as the diverging point for the two highways Kennewick and Pasco are assured of a bridge across the Columbia. Though no appropriation for such a structure is expected at this ses sion, it is possible that a small ap propriation may be secured for a preliminary survey, and that the $250,000 appropriation will be se cured in 1915. HOQUIAM LAYIN6 BITULITHIC With fair weather coming on, Hoquiam is actively engaged in street improvements. Business con ditions generally in Hoquiam are such as to warrant extensive work, as indications point to a long period of increased prosperity and activity . The intention of the council is to build carefully, with permanency, as well as first-class streets at the present time, as the chief object. After making a careful study of paving materials, bitulithic is being used extensively. Bitulithic has been found to be lasting and eco nomical and especially easy on horses and automobiles. Its past record in many Northwestern cities shows it to be well suited to the cli matic conditions of this section, which is a matter of importance in choosing paving.—Adv. vr>" •— THE KENNEWICK COURIER. KENNEWICK^WASHINGTON A STATEMENT In answer to the criticism of the state examiner who filed his report on the affairs of School District No. 17, last September, I wish to say that his statement as to the absence of warrant stubs covering payments of school expenses during period from Sept. 6, 1909 to March 5,1912 while true, is due to no fault of my self or other directors. The facts of the case are that on September 6,.1909, the last warrant was drawn on the old form, with stubs, and every warrant drawn pre viously had been registered on stubs which will be found on file. On September 23 we received ten books, or 1,000 warrants and vouchers com bined, without stubs, from the state board of education at Olympia, and were ordered to use them in place of the form we had been using previous ly. When we had used these, we had a supply printed locally of a similar form, but with stubs, and this is the form now in use. As every warrant which was drawn without stub was registered in a book which is now on file at the office, and as the examiner was acquainted with these facts, I believe the-criticism in his report was un fair and uncalled for. G. M. Ann is. DEPUTY ASSESSORS APPOINTED County Assessor John Severyns has appointed the following deputy field assessors for 1913, whose work will begin March Ist: Kennewick, Grant A. Stewart. Kennewick Valley, F. J. Kadow. Richland, F. Howes. Hover and Finley, H. S.Hughes. Carley, William Prizner. Paterson, G. N. McCullough. London's Hot Baked Potatoes. There are few colder places on a winter's night than the streets of Lon don. Naturally anything warm is wel comed by wayfarers, ftoasted chest nuts and hot pies stand high In public favor, but the cry of "Baked potatoes, all hot!" is peculiarly inviting. The simplest form of a potato can—really more like a box than a can—is of plain, unpainted tin. not unlike that used by the street pieman. In the central por tion the potatoes are kept hot, while in compartments on each side salt and butter are kept. A large pepper box usually stands on the top of the can. A small valve lets out the •team, and its whistling guides the traveler in search of a hot potato. Street corners, where an omnibus stops or near places of amusement, are favorite spots for the vendors of this delicacy. The sea son lasts from the latter part of Sep tember until about of March. It is said that more than 3,000 people gain their livelihood in this way in the streets of London. « Musical Sound and the Ear. The well trained ear of a musician can distinguish notes differing only oue-bundredth part of a toue from one another. Most people cannot perceive a difference of one-tenth of a tone, and a few can scarcely tell one tone from another. The cause of this curious dis parity resides in slight differences in the structure of the cochlea, a wonder ful piece of apparatus in the inner most part of the car. It is a little body shaped like a snail shell and be lieved to be the part of the hearing apparatus which recognizes musical sounds. In its structure it closely re sembles the strings of a piano and even has a damper to prevent the mixture of sounds quickly following one anoth er. This little musical apparatus is set going by vibrations received from the middle ear or drum, and in some mys terious manner it sends these on to the braiu through the auditory nerve in the form of musical sounds. Animal Life. The May fly's life is complete in four to five hours, during which it is born, matures, loves, fights, mates, propa gates and dies. The ordinary moth lives three .to four days, the locust (grasshopper) lives four weeks, dragon fly six to eight weeks, male bees or drones four to five months, snails two to thi'ee years, queen bee two to three years, mouse six years, squirrel six years, pigeon ten to twenty years, ca nary twelve to fifteen years, rabbit ten years, brer fox fourteen years, craw fish twenty years, pig twenty years, lion thirty-five years, toad frog forty years, cat forty years, bear fifty years, raven 100 years, eider duck, 100 years, parrot 100 years, golden eagle 104 years, white headed vulture 118 years, pike 200 years, carp 200 years, elephant 200 years and swan 300 years. Considering the fact that the aver age man's age is only about thirty three years, it will be seen that many members of the animal kingdom have a great advantage over the human race in their allotted length of life. An Insult. Angrily the head of the haberdashery concern storuled into the employment agency and demanded an interview with the manager. "I understand," he said, "that you have been recommending as A 1 col lectors certain young men whom you represent as having collected money from us. If they can get it from us they can get it from anybody. That's the way you make it appear, conse quently your clients land good jobs." With visions of possible libel suits rising before his guilty conscience, the agent attempted self justification. "You are considered pretty hard nuts, you know," he said. "Oh, that's all right," said the man. "It ain't that I'm ticking about, but not one of your men has ever collected a dollar at our shop, and it don't do any good to lie about it."—New York Times. It Might Have Been Worse. Mark Twain during one of his lec ture tours was waiting at a station for a delayed train. The lecture com mittee and several townsmen were with him and talking their best to pass the time away. One man told about a frightfully unhealthy town he had read about, and it was a grewsome tale of dying and burials and that sort. "It might have been worse," Twain fol lowed. in his slow and direct manner. "I lived in that same town for two years, and I never died once—not a single time." The way he said it seemed to daze the crowd, and not a man said a word in response. "Of course you may think I'm lying," the humorist continued, "and I'm sorry, for I can't get any witnesses to testify that I didn't, because everybody else that lived there is dead." Dr. Johnson and Tea. Jonas Hanway was an inveterate foe to tea and wrote a pamphlet In which he ascribed the majority of nervous disorders to tea drinking. He declared that the practice was sapping the vigor of Englishmen and spoiling the beauty of women and expressed horror at the fact that no fewer than six ships were employed in the China tea trade. Dr. Johnson, who reviewed Hanway's dia tribe in the Literary Magazine, prefac ed his criticism with the frank avowal, "The author is to expect little justice from a hardened and shameless tea drinker, whose kettle has scarcely time to cool, who with tea amuses the even ing, with tea solaces the midnight and with tea greets the morning," but even he admitted that tea drinking was not good for the working classes, as he thought it an inducement to idleness. —London Chronicle. Not an Expert Opinion. "He has just returned from Mexico. He says a Mexican burro is the most aggravatingly stubborn thine on earth." "He isn't married."-Houston Post A Helping Hand. "Why are you removing all the rock ing chairs?" I a has sworn off on swearing, and we want to do all we can to help him." Detroit Free Press. Breakfast In Norway. Home brewed beer has of late years, says Harold Simpson in his "Rambles In Norway," largely displaced spirits as the national drink of the Norwegi ans. It is so popular that it is used even at breakfast to wash down the stock dish—fried pork smothered in onions. The first sight of a Norwegian breakfast table, adds the author, is apt to astound one. It is covered with small dishes, principally fish—fresh fish, smoked fish, fish in tins, fish In miniature barrels. There are also cold meats and an endless variety of cheeses, of which the Norwegians are very fon<J, Tears Not Idle. "My doctor tells me a good cry is beneficial." The second woman, opening her purse, displayed a first class return ticket to Europe. "A good cry gained me this," she said.—New York Press. True Love. Tom—But perhaps she doesn't love you. Jack—Oh. yes, she does! Tom- How do you know? Jack—When I told her that I had no money to get married on she offered to borrow some from her father.—Philadelphia In quirer. The Departing Son, "Our boy has left us," wept the mother as their 6nly son waved good by from the car window. "Yes." said the old man, whom the joy had just touched for a heavy loan, 'but he hasn't left us much."—Detroit News. It Takes a Long Time. "I do not think people should get married until they are thoroughly ac quainted with each other." "What would you do abolish mat rimony ?"—J udge. Comparative Digestibility of Food Made with different Baking Powders From a Sena of Elaborate Chemical Tttit: An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made with each of .three different kinds of baking powder cream of tartar, phosphate, and alum —and submitted separately to the action of the digestive fluid, each for the same length of time. The relative percentage of the food digested is shown as follows: Bread made with Royal Cream of Tartar Powder; | 100 Per Cent Digested 1 Bread made with phosphate powder: | 68*4 Per Cent, Digested | Bread made with alum powder: I 673k Per Cent Digested | These tests, which are absolutely reliable && unprejudiced, make plain a fact of great importance to everyone: Pood raised with Royal, a cream 01 tartar Baking Powder, is shown to be entirely dig®®" tible, while the alum and phosphate powders are foul* to largely retard the digestion of the food made from them. Undigested food is not only wasted food, ww is the source of very many bodily ailments. FEBRUARY to Well Trained. Old Lady (improving the occasion)- Ah. my poor man, you would not be la this position if you had received ti early training in some trade or calling. Tramp—Don't you tork too snddea about wot you don't know nothin' about, missus. No traiuin', indeed' W'y. I was in prison afore I wag two teen.—London Mall. Made His Hair Come Out. Habitual Customer (to his barberi l'our confounded hair restorer has made my hair come off more than ever! Barber—Ah. you must 'a?e pat too much on. sir! Made the 'air conn right out. 'stead of only 'arfway.- Windsor Magazine. His Philosophy. Employer—l see you've collected a tot of small accounts, but you havat made much headway with the blsga ones. Collector—No, sir; I generally make it a rule to —h'm—follow alosf the line of least resistance.—Chicqi Tribune. There Are Cooks and Cooks. A lady correspondent remarks cyni cally that many a man who would hesi tate to make a wife of his cookisqnita ready to make a cook of his wiia,- London Standard. A life in continual need Is halfdettk —German Proverb. More Than Was Asked. ' The old tombstone, In the quaint fashion of its kind, implored the pawet by to pause and drop a tear, and so sooner had the beautiful girl read tbe inscription than she began to weep. But her mother reproved her. "Cecilia," she exclaimed, "why en you not have more restraint? Yon hi requested merely to drop a tear, ud here you have burst into several!"- Puck.