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VOLUME XXII FARMERS UNION BUYS SACKS SECURES STANDARD CALCUTTA GRAIN BAGS AT LOWEST PRICE EVER PAID HERB. >> Standard Calcutta grain bags at $5.75 per hundred Is the price the members of the Farmers' Union, who pooled their purchases, will pay for the sacks In which they will mar ket the wheat crop of 1910. This Is the lowest price of which there is any record, and Is cutting the price square in two from what was paid five years ago. The Farmers' Union appointed a committee consisting of W. C. Jar ron, Carson Taylor, J. M. Atkins, J. S. Klemgard and J. If. Weeks, to receive bids on the sacks needed by the Union members, each farmer fil ing an order for the number of sacks he would require, the total of wheat and oat sacks amounting to from 150,000 to 200,000. Six bids were received and considered Wed nesday, the contract being awarded to the Interior Warehouse Company at $5.75 for wheat sacks and $6.66 for oat sacks, the best Calcutta bags to be supplied, the price being f.o.b. the farmers wagon. The price paid last year for wheat sacks was $6, which was low up to that time. The sacks ordered on this contract will fill two cars. m. AND OREGON TEAMS BREAK EVEN VISITORS GOT FIRST GAME, <« TO li STATE COLLEGE WINS SEC OND, 7 TO 5. The State College started off its season of intercollegiate baseball last Saturday by dropping the first game of the series to the team from tin- University of Oregon, the score of t> to l telling the tale of bunched hits on the part of the webfooters, and some expensive errors by the local team. Henkle, the Oregon pitcher, did some good work, allow ing only six scattering hits for the State College men. Foran pitched good ball for W. S. C, but was given poor support at crtitcal times, a shut out being saved only by timely hits by Holland and Graham. Monday afternoon the second game of the present series with Ore gon, told a different story, the final score of a game replete with bril liant playing and errors by both teams being 7 to 5 in favor of the crimson and gray. The run-getting commenced with the first inning, Oregon putting three men across the plate in her half, and W. S. C. following with four when she came to bat, the four all gallop ing home on Smith's home run strike, the bases having been filled by the Oregon pitcher falling to find the plate, and so walking the first three men up, The game was won in the last half of the eighth, when Patton's two-bagger scored Foran and Holland. PUBLIC RECITAL TUESDAY EVE. On Tuesday evening. April 26th, at 8 o'clock, Mrs. Collette's class of pu pils in Expression will appear in a recital at the college auditorium, to which admission will bo free. The Public is Invited. The following pro gram will be rendered: Music. Heading "Jim Fenlon's Wedding," •Miss Bather White. Reading— "The Boy that was scart o'dyin," Miss Peach Rogers. Reading— Christmas in a Mining Camp.".; Miss Maud Hill. Music. Darkey Impersonations—(a) En couragement; (b) Cushvllle Hop. Reading- ."Mary Elizabeth." Miss Alda Collins. Monologue — "The Village Seam stess," Miss Laura Stratton. Music. Reading— "The Deserter," Miss Eve lyn French. Monologue — "Another Point of View," Miss Hazel Hall. The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it imi:ksciioi,\sth FIELD MEET MAY 18. Twenty-eight High Schools Have Al ready Signified Intention of Participating, During the eighth annual Inter scholastic track and field meet to be given in Pullman, May 1 5, under the | auspices of the stale college the vis itors will be given an opportunity to see the best track athletes of the college participate in exhibition con tests. Professor Charles Timblin, chair man of the committee from the faculty which has in charge all ar rangements for the InterscholasUc meet, said that requests had been received from many of the high schools for events from the star ath letes of the college and thai the re- j quest would he complied with. "Man) of the high school people want an opportunity to Bee Jack Nelson, our! great sprinter; Clarence Cooll, cap tain of the team and the northwest champion In the mile and two-mile runs, and oilers whose names have been made well known, perform," said Professor Timblln, "and we are going to give the visitors an oppor tunity on May 15." Tin? general committee was divid ed into sub-committees for the ex pedition of the numerous details of the big meet. The sub-committees were announced by Professor Tim blin as follows: W. E. Ralston and M. K. Snyder, finances and medals; J. F. Bohler and M. K. Alois, field work, schedule of events and pro gram; Professor F. A. Thompson, bousing of guests; Dr. A. A. Cleve land, dining facilities; Professor Timblin, correalondence. Professor Timblin acts as the personal agent between the faculty committee and the high schools. Already he has sent out five circular letters to the vari ous high schools of the inland Em pire, and ibis week be sent, out the call for the summisslon of the eligi bility lists. These must be in the hands of the committee by April 25, "I find that the interest evidenced by the high schools is unusually good this year," Bays Professor Timblin. "About 28 high schools of the in land Empire will participate and the committee anticipates an Inter scholastic this year that will be a hummer. The Interest in the Spokane high schools is very good this year, as in Lewiston, Ellensburg, North Yakima and Pendleton. "The smaller high schools have for the most part determined on the adoption of a new policy this year. Instead of entering a large number of men in the hope of winning points at random in any event, most of the smaller schools are going to special ize, devoting their efforts to certain particular events in which they are especially strong. In this way they hope to compete with the larger schools to better advantage. This will make the larger institutions go fas ter than they have heretofore, as they will he pitted against the strongest in each event from all the other schools of lesser size." It. S. 'linker (iocs to Oregon. It. S. Tucker, who has recently sold his residence property here to G. XV. Reed, will leave in a few days for Herinistoii, Oregon, where he will make his home. Mr. Tucker has a 20 --acre tract in the Her mist on Irriga tion project, and will give most of bis time to its development and plant ing to fruit and alfalfa. He states that he will still continue to return to Pullman at intervals as he has a numerous patronage here in his bus iness of piano tuning. ■ svPasS 'irt^jn&QF HtiffT Ik WcSm lßpß^Pra3**MiWaT£ jMMk jSsm fe ftWJBB **>*-*n -*B" ImM^R fWt^B S^Mff^Uflß^sKsv^sfl vßf^T^UHK^»<h mf_wgk&\\_m*___*\ iTsßrr^SbSLxS ■PW^jL^LTt*'«feL,i^';^msswJn nES%f uEjfl - HEf^SScH *?F*iAi H^m^ -_____^&r% _^_fs£_^g^ , t +r*^^Qm~>-*-' >'?■'. fr~™B^^^&&f_fyi IJittlliyisl.il II II I|,m '' I ' .. - ■ . i,,illi lM ,,i,i.i,,Mill|Mi|i| »■■ ■>. ■■1.-— .«■■ I Hill IM—" IJEBJHBsMBI J,'^,,, ll - ■■•• —-*— "•• •■ •at . <. — -. — —JaMBM ft..<v:aSe BHi NEW YORK SYMPHONY Walter Damroscli, Conductor — will play in Pullman in the afternoon of May 27th. The concert will be one of the programs of the Fifth Annual Music Festival given by the Stat.- College. PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. APR. 22, 1910 Beautify Pullman is Now the Slogan Men's Club Enters Upon Campaign for the Improvement of the City. To beautify Pullman's public plac es, and to bring about a concerted effort en the part of all our citizens toward the making of a more attrac tive city, is the endeavor of I be mem bers of the Men's Club, aided by ev ery resident of the town who takes pride in his city, and who desires to live among the most attractive sur roundings possible. At a meeting held in the parlors of the Congregational church last Friday evening a great deal of en thusiani was awakened along ibis line and the spirit of local Improve ment and of civic beauty filled the average Pullmanlte till it is bound to show up in much good work for the making of the city beautiful. One of the plans Inaugurated is for the citizens to inert each Satur day afternoon, and with rake, spade and hoe proceed to make over some of the more unsightly places, and to cause many blades of grass or flowers to grow where none grew before. The first meeting of this kind is to be held tomorrow afternoon, 12:30 be ing he hour set when all willing workers art to gat her and labor for the city beautiful. The attack will first be made upon the school and church premises and when grounds, fences, walks and approaches to these NINE DAYS OF MONTANA ENOUGH FOR THIS MAN W. C. flays was one of the num erous from Ibis locality who was at tacked with he Montana wanderlust, and last month he loaded bis goods and chattels aboard a box car, and paid he railroad corporation -' 7 •'• to transport him to Great Falls, .Mon tana, toward which country so many have turned longing eyes. At Croat Calls he set out for bis "claim," but before a week had passed the spirit of bis dream bad changed, and after only nine days in Molilalia Mr. Hays again loaded his goods and chattels Into a box car, paid the grasping corpora tions $175 more to transport him to Pullman, Wash!; am! arrived here early this week content to accept the bounties of nature as they are WHEAT SALES AT LOW PRICES NEARLY 1300,000 151 SIIKI.K Sill.l, HELD BY FARMERS IN THIS VICINITY. The price of wheat has been mi the down chute again this week, and the out look for an Immediate in crease in quotations is not good. It is estimated by men who are familiar with the situation that there are still from 150, to 200,000 bushels held by farmers tributary to Pullman, but some bit; sales have been made recently, and there si-ms to be a tendency not. to hold for a recovery in the price. Joe Cooper yesterday sold 8,300 bushels of Club and red Russian to 1,. XV. Robinson, at 69 cents all , have been made as presentable as ; possible the labor will be Mended to the public streets and alleys, and if plans do not miscarry, Pullman will soon blossom as the rose. The committee having this first work in charge is composed of Dr. Humphrey, Thos. Neill and ,1. A. Schroder, In tin' furtherance of ibis work Thos. Neill, proprietor of the Col lege lev greenhouses, has offered to give to each church society In he city, as well as to each of the ward schools, a number of roses and oth er ornamental shrubs and plants, with which to beautify their grounds, and In- has offered in addition to give a prize of $10 cash to the church, and also to the school, mak ing the greatest Improvement In Ihe premises during the year. Tie churches and schools are accepting the offer and are entering Into the contest with spirit. As a fitting close to the strenuous afternoon's work which it is propos ed to put in tomorrow, supper will be served by the ladies of the var ious societies at Methodist church. This supper will be a regular fea ture and will be served after each Saturday's work at some one of Ibe churches by the ladies. so liberally handed out to the Pa louser. Lack of water was the principal cause of Mr. Hay's dissatisfaction with Montana. There has been no rain Ibis spring and the ground has become dry and parched, and the soil has become a system of yawning cracks. Plowing is Impossible till the rains come, and farm work is at. a standstill. The settlers are having great dif ficulty in getting water for house bold purposes. Wells are being sunk to great depths, but no water mois tens the drill point. Mr. Hays says that many of those who left here for be Great Falls re gion are dissatisfied, and will re turn later. around. Earlier in the season Club was quoted at $1.02, while Red Rus sian sold as high as $1. Forty Fold sold at $1.05 just after harvest, while fancy Bluestera has touched the high notch of $1.22. But even in the face of such high quotations, made Im mediately following harvest, many farmers preferred to hold, and the present slump in price is disastrous to many of them. C. S. Maynard of Colton, sold 6, --900 bushels to XV. M. Chambers last week, getting 7 5 cents lor Forty Fold, and 12 l-2c for Red Russian. Reade Van Dorn, assistant post master, is in Tacoma on business this Week. iii:i;n-i\-i.\\\ FIGHT to DEATH Geo, Cuius Killed Geo. Lust at Dusty, in This County, Saturday. George Bafus was lodged In the county jail at Colfax Sunday night charged with the murder of his brother-in-law, George Lust, on Sat urday night. Bafus is a wealthy rancher living 16 miles southwest of Colfax, lie was living on his home ranch, having rented part of the ranch to bis step-brother, Adam Bafus. and his brother-in-law. They, with another brother-in-law, Henry Lust, and their families had been to Colfax Saturday, and from all accounts the men bad Indulged in too much liquor. They started home, and during the quarrel which followed the fast driving of George BafUS the women took one rig and the men the other. The men first quarreled because Bafus was overdriving the team he had sold his renters. On arriving home be scolded bis wife for leaving him and riding with lhe other wo men. Adam Bafus took up the quar rel, having accompanied his brother home. Frightened with the trouble that was coming. Mrs. Bafus left her husband ami seven children and fled to the home of her brother, one mile aw ay. The two brothers struggled for some time, the honors being about even and neither being seriously hurt. Adam followed bis sister-in law, reporting the trouble to Geo. Lust, who went on horseback to the Bafus home. Arriving their he was ordered away several limes by George Bafus, who with his children had possession of their home. Lust entered the house and a pitched battle ensued. The children, terrified, fled from the home, watching the trouble from the windows ami doors. Ilafus admits having bud the best of the fight. but used a stick of Btovewood, strik ing Lust on the bead twice, cutting two large gashes on bis scalp. One blow fractured the skull, causing hemmorhage of the brain. Lust was able after the battle to regain his horse and ride home, where he was cared for, but died three hours later. In the meantime Adam Ilafus bad summoned Henry Lust, who hurried to the home of George Bafus, not knowing that his brother had been injured. Bafus informed them that be had just "licked" George and was all in, and would kill them with a rifle which he held in his hand If they entered his home. The two retreated and went to the aid of their comrade. Coroner Brunlng, Prosecuting Attorney Cham berlain and Deputy Sheriff Cole were summoned, and left for the scene at once. Ilafus declared that be was only protecting his home and children, and bad bad no serious trouble with bis wife. lie admitted that the fight with his step-brother caused »io seri ous injury to either, both being only slightly disfigured. He admitted that be struck Lust with a piece of stovewood on the head, but said he bad no thought of killing him. The children's version of the affair favored their father. Mrs. Bafus also testified that she did not leave ber home for fear of her husband, but to avoid a quarrel. Lust was unmarried and was buri ed at Dusty on Tuesday. Bafus was released from the coun ty jail late Tuesday night on bonds of $8000, A. .1. Davis and George Larue being bondsmen. Bafus gave them a mortgage on bis section of land as security. His wife, came to Colfax and he returned with her. _^S_°_]_£_*_qS_^s. I artesian)/ NUMBER 29 PULLMAN MEN GET CONTRACT CONTRACT FOB COUNTY POOR FARM BUILDING AWARDED TO KEANE & MILLER. The county commissioners in ses sion at Colfax, Tuesday, awarded the contract for the construction of the poor farm house to Keane & Mil ler, of Pullman, at a price of $9311. Other bidders were Easum Bros., $11,753; Bartlett & Roth, $9645; A. Valk. $10,578. IHnchllff & Son, of this city, will furnish the brick which they will manufacturer at their yard just east of town. The home Is to cost $5311, and Is to be completed by August I. The plans of Architect William Swain Were accepted, and calls for a two story brick with full concrete base ment. The first floor will contain the living rooms of the superinten dent, one large sitting room, and a large dining room and kitchen. A porch will extend around most of the building on each story. The second floor will contain two large sick wards for men and wo men, one padded room, one open-air room over the porch for tuberculosis patients, and several bedrooms. Tho basement will contain the laundry room, vegetable room, milk room and boiler room, as the building will tie steam heated, electric lighted and will he modern throughout. Shower baths will be arranged in the base ment. The new farm contains SO acres of fine land adjoining the city of Colfax. FARMERS UNION COUNTY MEETING ANNUAL MEETING OP THE UNION TO BE HELD AT OAKESDALE ON MAY 7111. The Whitman county Farmers' Union will meet In annual session at Oakesdale.on May 7th, and a large attendance from all the county lo cals is expected as many subjects of Importance are on the program for discussion, and among the speakers will be Pres. Crow, of the Tri-state Union; Hon. R. C. McCroskey, and Win. Goodyear. The action of the county commissioners in moving the poor farm from Endicott to Colfax will be one of tbe subjects discussed, while good roads and better farming methods will occupy attention. G. W. Reed Purchases Residence Property. <!. W. Reed lias this week purchas ed the resilience property of R. S. Tucker, consisting of two cottages, back of the Northern Pacific depot, the purchase price being $2,000. He buys the property as an in vestment. Mr. Reed states that after several months spent In investigat ing conditions In various parts of the west, he has become convinced that property values are much lower In Pullman than in most other places, and that returns from the in vestment In city property here are greater than In any other locality. Mr. Reed evidences his faith in Pull man by Investing his money here in stead of placing It on the uncertain Montana, Alberta or other projects, the value of which is still undeter mined. Uncle Dick tanning Surprised. Last Friday was the 69th birth day anniversary of our good friend, R. Lannlng, and the occasion was most happily remembered by his comrades of the Q. A. R. and the ladles of the XV. R. C, a number of whom stormed the Lannlng fort in the evening, and captured house and household, and held Uncle Dick a prisoner of war until late at night. When the Invaders finally departed they left behind a handsome um brella and a comfortable pair of slippers, the former from Mr. Lan nlng's comrades, and the latter, the gift of the ladles.