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Third Annual Columbia River Valley Grace Carnival, Kennewick, September 25-6-7. "Everybody Helps"
The Kennewick Courier VOL XII NO. 24 FESTIVAL IS 010 SUCCESS Richland People Do Themselves Proud— Splendid Exhibits and Entertainment Features Richland's fir&t Valley Festival, on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, was an unquestioned success atd the people of that community are to be congratulated not only for the spirit shown in putting their show through to such a successful conclusion, but for the good farming evidenced by the splendid displays of fruits, vegetables, grains and grasses which filled the big tent and the fine animals which were shown in the live stock department. Not only was the Festival well worth while from the farmer's stand point, but the entertainment and educational features which were fur nished, were a great credit to the committee in charge. The latter consisted of lectures by Prof. R. A. Barnett, head of the horticulture and agriculture departments of the Washington State College at Pull maß; R. C. Ashby, prosessor of animal husbandry at Pullman; Lee Powell, district fruit inspector and Lee M. Lampson, county agricul turist. Thß entertainment features were a ball game on Wednesday between Richland and Kennewick which was won by the Richland boys by a 10-7 score, saddle horse races, buck ing contests and concerts by a really fine band of eighteen pieces. Last /evening's concert showed that Rich land needs no help from' anybody when it conies to an exhibition of musical talent. The program which kept the big crowd thoroughly en tertained for an hour and a half was made up of selections by the band, a ten-piece orchestra, vocal chorus and several vocal and instrumental solos. The dance given in Amon's hall each evening was an enjoyable wind up of each day's fun. First prize for best general dis | play of fruits and vegetables wa« won by M. C. Poindexter; Alfred Hammer, second; B. T. Simmons, third. First prize for best dairy cow went to the animal exhibited by Fred Johnson; M. C. Poindexter, second; A. E. Granlund, third. The Jersey bull exhibited by Mr. Wheeler was given the blue ribbon while the Holstein entered by Saml. Ross took second and a Jersey owned by Max Hopp was third. The best brood sow was shown by George Gress; second, Max Hopp. The best boar, a Berkshire, was ex hibited by Rosencrans <fc Bernard, who also got third place on brood sow. E. E. Floyd showed the second best boar, also a Berkshire, while J. H. Miller got third place with Duroc Jersey Red. Prof. Barnett acted as judge of the fruits and vegetables and Prof. Ashby judged the livestock. The board of managers of the Festival consisted of three members from the Commercial Club and three from the Grange as follows: T. J. Chalcraft, chairman; F.J. O'Brien, HA. M. Lauscb, H. E. Compton, Prof. Ross Page and C. F. Breithaupt. About NOO paid admissions were received at the gate. A vote of those present on Wednesday even ing was taken and it was unanimous ly decided to make the Festival an annual event. Nearly t very business place in Kennewick abserved the mayor's proclamation by closing yesterday afternoon, and a stream of autos and vehicles kept the dust stirred up along the turnpike to Richland, transporting the holiday crowd. The livery auti-s n ade abut a dozen r<>u: d trips during the ri;ty, the last load >f Kennewick young folks not getting iioine from the dance until <»:o0 in the morning. PREMIUM LISTS ARE NOW OUT Carnival Wheels are Whirling Fast — Many Babies in Contest — Wild West Rider Engaged Ab the time is daily being narrowed down to the approach of the Carni val week, now juet days away, the machinery that is manufactur ing the Third Annual Columbia River Grape Carnival is gradually gaining momentum. Every wheel is running smoothly and everybody is offering their loyal support and assistance; that is, almost every body. Of course, there are a few delinquents who have not yet vol unteered their services to help the J good cause along, but they will no doubt adopt the slogan and fall in line later on. We hope so. anyway, for there is going to be all kinds of little tasks to perform before we are ready to goon "dressparade,"and, as many hands make light work, no one will be overtasked. The long delayed premium list will be out Friday morning and a copy will be mailed to every home in the county before the mails close on that date. If you don't re ceive your copy in due time write for one, as we do not wish to slight anyone. We are to have three thousand for distribution, which i will be enough to go around and have a few left to mail your friends who reside outside of the county. Give us their names and addresses and we will see that they receive one by first mail. The various silver trophies are being engraved, as is also the cal endar clock that arrived this week from the O-W. R. &N. Co. R. E. Pratt, of the Meadowbrook Farm Co., who has offered a thoroughbred registered Duroc Jersey pig for the best display of corn on the cob, is getting the pig in fine form to head someone's herd of Durocs this fall. * Entries for the Better Babies con nate are just fairly pouring in on every mail, and it begins to look as if Dr. Spaulding and his staff of official examiners are going to have "some job" on their hands in that department. The examinations will take place between the hours of one and 5 o'clock on the 25th and 26th. The score cards will be audited on the 27th, and the prizes will be awarded either at the afternoon or evening performance of the last day when the babies will be placed on exhibit in the big tent where the premiums will be presented. These consist of a beautiful solid silver loving cup, by the House of Kuppen heimer, Chicago, through the Ken newick Clothing Co.; a baby sulkey, by the Kjosness Mercantile Co.; a suitably engraved bronze medal and several certificates of merit by the Better Babies Bureau of the Woman's Home Companion. There is also to be plenty of thril ling excitement on the outside of the big tent each day. A contract has been made with John Tyacke, one of the world's most famous frontier day performers who will exhibit his skill and daring by buldogging steers, hippodrome riding on two or three horses, trick riding, fancy roping and bucking-horse riding. Bring in the worst horses the country af fords, that is, if there are any that can't be ridden. He's under con tract to ride them and the more "outlaws" we can secure the more fun we will have watching him conquer them. So bring them in; there will be no charge made for this exhibition. W. R. Crawford, Mgr. C. E. Hillier seems to have broken the record for big peaches, two Eibertas from his place in the Garden Tracts weighing 17V a ounces each. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,1913 This fine $25.00 calendar clock was presented to the Third Annual Columbia River Valley Grape* Carnival by the O-W. R. & N. Rail road. It will be offered as a prize for the largest and best display and greatest variety of vegetables entered by any one exhibitor. GRAPE JUICE PUNT NOW IN OPERATION First Press Made Yesterday—Season's Output Will be About 25,000 Gallons Several tons of ripe Worden grapes were received at the grape juice factory this week and yester day afternoon the first run was put through the big press. Barring a few minor adjustments Kennewick's newest factory is now ready for the season's business and by next week all hands will be hustling to take care of the fast ripening crop. Manager Church estimates that he will use from 150 to 175 tons of grapes this year, which will make up 25,000 gallons of the beverage made famous by Secretary Bryan. No juice will be placed on the mar ket until after the first of the year, as it is necessary to put the product in cold storage in five-gallon bott'es for several months to remove the sediment which always appears in the raw juice. At the end of that time the big bottles are taken from storage, re-sterilized and the juice is then run into quart and pint bot tles, labeled and cased for the mar ket. The above illustration shows en gineer's sketch of the reinforced concrete bridges with which it is proposed to replace the wooden structures which span the canal at Washington and Second streets. The plans provide for a 40 foot clear span, with 16-foot roadway and 6-foot sidewalk on each side. Theapproximate cost would be 8800 for each bridge. As will be seen, the concrete spans woul 1 be a very sightly improve A VABUABLF TROPHY LAST WEEK DF QUEEN RACE WILL BE LIVELY Miss Olbrich and Miss Pillet Making Close Run —Big Dance to Close Content, Friday, 19th With just a week "intervening be fore the close of the contest which will determine who is to be Carni val Queen, a pretty race has devel oped between the remaining con tenders, Miss Frances Olbrich and Miss Hazel Pillet. Both young ladies are so popular with the townspeople and it is so evident that either will make a most charming Queen, that there is little use in trying to make even a guess at the outcome. At present it is anybody's race and it is easy to predict an exciting finish during the last few hours of voting which will take place at the election dance next Friday evening, the 19th. Hundreds of tickets to this dance have been sold by each candidate and that there will be "some crowd" goes without saying. In anticipa tion of the crush, the Queen com mittee have decided to issue spec jtator's tickets at 25 cents each, which will include 200 votes. The standing of the contestants at Wednesday evening's count was: Miss Pillet - - 97,100 Miss Olbrich - 84,420 ment over the present wooden bridges and no doubt would repre sent a considerable saving in cost in the long run, as the present bridges will require much repair work dur ing the coming year. The team bridge at Washington street is seven years old and cannot lust much, longer, while the foot bride at that point has been condemned. The Se cond street bridge wiil need to l>e re lloored this fall %nd a foot bridge there has become a necessity. ABLE SPEAKERS TO BE HEARD HERE Waterways Convention to be Ad dressed by Men Moit Promi nent in Open River Work Formulation of plans for the fourth regular fall meeting of the Columbia and Snake Rivers Water ways Association to be held in Ken newick September 25-26, are well under way under the direction of Geo. F. Richardson, president of the association, and Wallace R. Struble, secretary, Lewiston, Idaho. From the fact that the dates of this meeting coincide with the dates of the Third Annual Grape Carnival, it is believed that Kennewick will be the scene of a large outpouring of the people of the Inland Empire. The further fact that the Water ways Association will, in addition to its consideration of matters re lating to the deepening of the upper rivers, also take up the discussion of the great work proposed by the committee of the Ports of the Colum bia, justifies the belief that a repre sentative attendance of leading bus iness men from all sections of the Columbia watershed will be in at tendance. Urgent invitations are being sent to all commercial bodies of the In land Empire and the Columbia River basin and prominent men interested in the development of the Columbia Waterways have been asked to be present and speak at the meeting. Among the speakers, according to a recent bulletin from Secretary Struble, will be Dr. Alfred Kinney of Astoria, chairman of the Com mittee of the Ports of the Columbia, who will speak upon the proposed work of his committee. Joseph N. Teal of Portland, prominent in the transportation work of the Portland Chamber of Commerce and an open river advocate of national reputa tion, will deliver an address. Hon. M. C. George, Ex-Congressman of Oregon, will talk up#n the'' Develop ment of the Ports of the Columbia." John H. Lewis of Salem, Ore., State Engineer of Oregon, has been in vited to speak on the "Canalization of the Columbia and Snake Rivers." F. McKercher of Portland, secre tary of the Equitable Savings & Loan Association, will deliver an address on the topic "An Open River from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea." Walter F. Burrell of Portland, whose recent open letter upon the necessity of deepening the mouth of the Columbia River resulted in the compact between Astoria and Port land for the formation of the Com mittee of the Ports of the Columbia, By replacing the Second street bridge with a concrete span the grade would be lowered about 16 inches and the span shortened 40 feet. At Washington street the span would be shortened 30 feet, re ducing the grade materially on the north side. A special committee from the city council if* now investigating the de desirability <>f the proposed improve ment and will report at Tuesday I night's meeting. WHOLE NUMBER 596 MOVE NURSERY TO KENNEWICK Breithaupt Bros, of Richland Lease One Hundred Acres of Meadowbrook Tract The Meadowbrook Farm Co. have 1 eased approximately 100 acres of their tract east of this city to Breithaupt Bros, of Richland for a term of three years. The lessees are owners of the Richland Nursery Co. and a considerable portion of the nursery stock will be moved to Kennewick this winter and will be in charge of W. J. Breithaupt who will make his home here after Jan uary Ist. The company's head quarters will be maintained at Rich land for the present. The major portion of the land which has been leased by the nur sery consists of five- and ten-acre tracts set to apples and owned by outside parties under a contract which provides that the orchards be cared for until they come into the bearing stage. The lessees have undertaken the fulfillment of these contracts and will utilize the space between the tree rows for the grow-, ing of nursery stock. A small tract within the city will also be acquired for the floriculture department of the business and for the location of the company's office. The main reason for the com pany's move is the need for better facilities for shipping their stock and probably means that eventual ly their headquarters will be moved to this city. The arrangement, will not effect the livestock business of the Meadow brook Co., which will be operated as at present on that portion of the company's land not included in the lease. will be present to deliver an ad dress. Prof. W. D. Lyman of Walla Walla, president of the asso ciation, will speak on "The Asso ciation and Its Accomplishments." Judge B. S. Grosscup of Tacoma will speak on the topic "The Rates, a Tax on Industries." Other prom inent men who have been invited to speak are Julius L. Meier, of Port land, chairman of the Columbia Highway association; Tom Richard son, Theo. B. Wilcox and Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Ex-U. S. Senator. Mayor E. L. Kolb will deliver the address of welcome on Thursday evening, Sept. 25. He will be fol lowed by L. E. Johnson, president of the Commercial Club. Prominent railway men, repre senting the lines penetrating the northwest, are being invited to at tend the sessions of the convention, it being the opinion of the officers of the association that the great im provements proposed for the Colum bia waterways are of vital intereet to the railway lines in that the final results must necessarily show a tremendous increase in tonnage. Indeed the association leaders take the view that the improvement of the Columbia waterway should re ceive the hearty co-operation of all railroads. The Kennewick meeting, it is to be hoped, will result in a straightforword conference of all business interests looking to the completion of this important work at an early date. PROF. HOLDEN HERE OCT. 3 The "alfalfa campaign" which will be conducted by Prof. Perry G. Holden and party throughout the Inland Empire this fall will com mence Sept. 25. The campaign will last for more than a month and the itinerary published in today's Spokesman Review shows thut Ken newick will t»e visiied on Fiiday, Oeloiter 3, the party coming from Attalia via the 0-W. R. & N., thence u> Richland, Finley, Hove- and the Highlands in automobiles.