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VOLUME XXIII MEMBERS OF CHAMBER Will BEAUTIFY RIVER Pullman Chamber of Commerce Will get Aside Bay for Cleaning Up and Ilea I lying South Pa louse River in City Limits At the meeting of the l'ullman Clumber of Commerce, held at the Alton hotel Tuesday evening, several matters of importance were consid ered and acted upon. The commit tee on city improvement and sanita tion, which had been delegated to de lta ways and means of clearing up md beautifying the South Palouse river, which runs through the city, reported as follows: "Your committee on city improve ment and sanitation beg leave to re port as follows: We held our regu lar meeting on Tuesday. April 11. We have had Professor Thornber look over the river with a view to beautifying it. Prof. Thornber has suggested that two parka be made. We have brought the matter to tin attention of the local agents of the railroads and both have said that they thought that if the matter was taken up with their companies that assistance would be rendered. "We would suggest that a special day be set aside for the purpose of cleaning up and beautifying the river, that on this day we ask all of the male residents of Pullman to gather for two hours ami work under the direction of Prof. Thornber. We believe that were this done tin- river can be made a beauty spot. We would also recommend that th,- mat ter of making the little parks be taken tip with the railroad compan ies. "We would also recommend that the Chamber of Commerce ask the college to maintain the lights on the Auditorium building. ".I. EARL ELSE, M. D., "Chairman." The idea of the committee is to clean out all the rubbish along the river bed. cut out the- dead brush and the brush that obstructs the stream. trim the willows and plant trees am! flowers. The report was accepted and filed and the chamber voted that a day be set for the cleaning up of the river and that the members them selves do the work, no substitutes be ing allowed. The day will be nam,-,! by the committee, which meets again next Tuesday. ■ P. M. Slagle, who had been ap pointed a committee of one to appear before the county commissioners at their session last week and confer *'lth the members in regard to the matter of "permanent roads," re ported as follows: "The county commissioners were still in session when your committee called Wednesday morning, Mr. Whitlow being absent. There had been no petitions presented for im provement districts, although Colfax contemplated asking for one leading out Spring Flat from Colfax, and the commissioners were much disap pointed in Pullman not asking for construction work from Savage's corner toward Colfax. _ 'The members present stated that they were of the opinion that the hoard would favor petitions for im provement districts where the peti tioners were willing to pay 15 per *»t or more, and where the districts ed to ward other trade centers, rath er than for the county to build all tie road or to build it in opposite di rections from other towns." The report was accepted, filed and tfie committee dismissed. Word lias been received from the Publicity department of the 0.-W. R. N. Co. that the Pullman literature [jTf i ready the latter part of this The treasurer reported a balance * "and of $570.r»0 and two new jmes were added to the membership ' •the club, they being T. C. Martin m Wm. Laird. •The next lectins of the Chamber to Commerce will be held at the Al n hotel next Tuesday evening. "Balogna" Hears Teddy. • »logna." Pullman's only Chin^ Wan ' and a well known character &b • and a well known character toT town' went to Moscow Monday Ual i" Roosevelt - The aged celes a ' blossomed out ;n a white shirt of Btarche d collar, his first offense deatrT. natUre during his long resi fl*ace in this city. The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. HEAVY FROSTS DO DAMAGE TO I Kill Reports Differ as to Extent of Dam age Done Fruit by Heavy Frost of Wednesday Night—Some Report \o Damage. \ / Wednesday night was the coldest April night ever known in the i'a louse country and undoubtedly did considerable damage to the fruit un Snake river. The thermometer reg istered several degree below freezing at Pullman and ice was formed to the thickness of a quarter of an inch. Reports from Wawawal and vicin ity differ as to the amount of damage done the buds. Win. Batty, whose fruit ranch is a mile up the canyon from Wawawai, reports that very lit tle damage was done, the only dam age being to apricots and early pea ches. Harry McKenzle, four miles up the river from Wawawai, reports that his orchard was not damaged in the least., he stating that only about one-fourth of the buds were frosted and that they would have had to he thinned to that extent any way. White Bros. & Crum, who purchased i've large orchard from W. 1.. LaPel letti two years ago, are reported as saying that their orchard was not damaged in the least. Thomas Batty, whose orchard is on >vawal creek, two miles above its mouth, reports a heavy damage to .lis trees, also stating that his alfal fa, which stood eight Inches high, was laid Hat and was perfectly black after the sun came up Thursday .•"horning. Reports from Clarkston say that the fruit crop there was destroyed earlier in the week. "Smudge pots" wen- burned in many of the orch ards, but even these did not save the crop. The cold was intense and a strong wind accompanying the hard freeze, seemed to penetrate every where. W. .1. Jordan, agent for the Northern Pacific at Lewiston, stated Tuesday that lie' feared the fruit crop in the vicinity of Lewiston, Clarks ton, Vim-land and adjacent districts. had been destroyed. This is a hard blow to that section, where there have been many more failures than successes during tin- past ten years. The prospect for a big yield of fruit in that section was unusually bright, until this week, which has been the coldest ever know there at this time of year. Snow, sleet, hail, rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds have combined to make a "pot pouri" of weather seldom equaled in any section in April. Reports from the upland fruit dis tricts, where winter apples form the principal crop, are that no injury has resulted to the apple crop and it is believed that at least an average yield will be harvested next fall. The upland trees were not nearly so far advanced as those on the river, where the altitude is much lower and the climate milder, and it is thought that the apple crop has escaped Injury, less to the fruit growers of Whitman county is estimated at $ ,000,000 Dawson Buys Newport Hotel, A. 11. Dawson, proprietor of the Palace hotel, returned last Friday evening from Newport, Wash., where he closed a deal on the Martin hotel. This is a tine, new, rock faced concrete structure, three stor ies in height, with 34 rooms, fitted up with all modern Improvements. The ground floor offices are particu larly attractive and no expense has been spared to furnish it with every thing conducive to the comfort of the traveling public Mr. Dawson does not intend to leave Pullman, but will divide his time between the two ho tels ami when he is away his son, lan,ld. will be in charge of the Pal ,-■-. Newport is Hi,- county seat of the new county of Pend Orlelle, which was created by the late legis lature. It is a prosperous town of over 2000 inhabitants, situated on Hie Pend d'Orellle river, is served by two railroads, the Great Northern and I. & W. N., and is the center of an extensive mining and lumbering district. / At a ceremonial under the auspice*, of Omar Alkayami Temple. D. O. K. X., held at Winchester, Idaho, last Saturday night, Ira E. Clark, of this city, was elected Royal Vizier, the highest office In the order. John Jones, also of this city, was elected supreme delegate of the Lewiston temple to attend the national conven tion to be held at Toledo. Ohio, this summer. PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 14. 1911 SIDEWALK ORDINANCE IS KILLED BY COUNCIL I'ity Council Deals Death Blow to Proposed Ordinance Requiring Property Owners to Construct Concrete Sidewalks. The ordinance requiring that side walks within the corporate limits of the city of Pullman be constructed of concrete was put out of business by the city dads at their last regular session when the much mooted ordi nance was read the third time and laid on the table Indefinitely, which cans that it probably will not be again considered. The councilmen contend that the proper manner to lire,vide for the installaton of these sidewalks is for the property owners to petition the council to have Im provement districts created in differ ernt parts of the city. A petition signed by nearly all the property owners of Military hill ask ing that a sewer be laid in that dis trict was read. The petition was re ferred to the sanitation and sewer committee, with power to employ an engineer to locate a route for the sewer, the committee to report at the next meeting. A petition signed by W. F. M. Rlcketts and others asking for the vacation of 20 feet of lot I, I,lk 44, near the site of the old opera house was presented, read and granted. The hearing on same was set for May 4th. Bids for laying the sewer in dis trict No. 0 West Main street were opened and again rejected. The low est bid was thai of W. A. Moss, who offered to do the work for 50 cents per lineal foot, charging $_" for each manhole. His first hid, which was rejected two weeks previous, was for 52 cents a foot and $28 for man holes. Th,- sewer will be construc ted under the supervision of the city council, that body to employ day la bor to complete the improvements. Several ordinances of minor con sequence were- read, also an ordi nance providing for changing the names of several streets on College hill. According to the terms of the ordinance, A and ll streets will be known as Ohio and Idaho streets, re spectively; a part of Monroe street will be known as Colorado street, and Short street will be changed to Monroe street, making Monroe and Colorado continuous streets. The council voted to employ a team to do the city sprinkling and team work at $100 a month. "His House in Order," Next Tuesday evening the Web sterians of the college will present "His House in Order." which is their sixth annual production. The scene of this four-act drama Is Overbury Towers, Mr. Filmer .lesson's country house on the outskirts of a town in central England. Clarence Cooil takes the leading part, that of Mr. Hilary .lesson. Brit ish minister of the republic of Santa Quarda, The part of next impor tance is taken by Joseph L. Philips, that of Filmer .lesson, brother to Hil ary and member of British Parlia ment. The heroine's part Is taken by Miss Hazel Taylor as Nine, Mrs. Filmer .lesson. 11., whose trials and tribulations are considerably greater than those generally falling to the ordinary second wife. The other characters are: Derek .lesson — A Spoiled Child . . Miss Jessie Perry Mile. Thorni —French Governess. . Miss Bess Harlon Sir Daniel Ridgeley.Harold Damman Pryce Ridgeley Howard Melvin Geraldlne Ridgeley. .Miss Bess Cook Lady Ridgeley . .Miss Dorothy Turner Major Marewarde —late of Brit- ish Army E. C. Stewart Dr. Dillnott —Mayor of Town.... Frank .Tonne Harding—Secretary to Filmer. . . ....'. J. H. McCready Forshaw —Newspaper Reporter. .. Howard Gregory A very Interesting feature of the program is the special opera music which will be played by a select or chestra. Under the leadership" of such artists as Mr. Fltzslmmons and Mr. Dcs Voignes. "Chung Lo," a Chinese monkey doodle. "The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend," and several other new selections will be rendered for the first time in Pullman. Cheese — full cream, strong or mild, which ever you prefer. Sand ers' Grocery,— Apr. 14-th. WHITMAN COLLEGE WINS co-id DEBATE First Co-ed Debate in Inland Empire Attract* Large Crowd to College Auditorium. The first co-ed debate between the teams of W. S. C. and Whitman col lege drew a large crowd at. the col lego auditorium Tuesday evening. Mrs. John Mathews presided and W. W. Tolman, C. C. Hill, of Spokane, ami Win. Goodyear acted as judges. The question was "Resolved, That Women Should Receive the Same Wages as Men for the Same Work Performed." Whitman had tile affirmative and W. S. C, the- negative, and both sides presented some cogent arguments In a clear ami forceful manner, despite (he fact that tin- time for preparation had he-en very short, and that the subject was a new one. From start. to finish the debate was interesting and Instructive and the evenness of th,- two teams is Indicated by the fact that the verdict of tie- judges was not unanimous, two deciding in favor of th,- affirmative and one for, the negative. j During the evening several selec tions were rendered by tie- college orchestra and after the debate a very pleasant reception was tendered the visiting debaters at Stevens hall. W. S. C, was represented by Miss Nellie Belfre, Miss Cora White, Miss Ester Bull; rebuttal," Miss Belfre; and Whitman by Miss Helen Walter, Miss Alice Lllllequest; Miss Alice Mc- Millan, rebuttal, Miss Walter. ■ _ ; . ' ' Wl" ll I m l '.'r*^.^;-'*^'' Ir(r *: *. ____L __M_* mW^ w _X ,'_P* w \ A '":':•'i'^ v.';V ' / t ■. ■ •,. '•• -..''... f W. S. C. TEAM Miss Nellie Belfre, Miss Cora White, Miss Ester Pull. Early Morning Blase. The clanging of the fire hall at 4:30 Thursday morning brought the firemen out of their beds to extingu ish the flames that had gained con siderable head way at the residence oc cupied by W. B. Cleveland, known as the Chenoweth place, at 1506 Star Route street. Th,- fire started in the upper story, presumably from a de fective flue, and although nearly all the furniture was saved the house was damaged to a considerable ex tent before the blase was extingu ished by the firemen. Imported Spanish Pierrentoes In 1., c cans.— Sander's Grocery.— April 14-tf. PULLMAN "BOOSTERS" ASSURED SUPPORT Ilaseball Team Which Will Represent Pullman in Inland League Will Receive Support From Kusi ness Men. At A meeting of th,- baseball fans held Monday evening last, there was a small atetndalice due to the very inclement weather. There was, how ever, sufficient enthusiasm among those present to make up for the lack of attendance and all that could he accomplished in the way of finan cing the baseball situation was well taken care of, officers for tin- local organization were chosen, and plans perfected for the inaugu raton of the season here April 16. Frank B. Sanger was chosen presi dent. T. W. Amos treasurer, Ira E. Clark manager, and a board of direc tors composed of J. W. Anderson, Jr., .1. N. Scott, I). P, Staley, .1. It. Step henson, Frank E. Sanger and U. (1. Lawler. This personnel of officers and directors assures a businesslike ad ministration and success to Pull man's representation in the Inland league. The plan adopted for raising the necessary funds for equipping the grounds, viz.. that of asking but small contributions from each one, has met with such general approval that no difficulty thus far has been encountered in raising funds Since it is assured that our grounds will he in belter condition than ever before and better accommodations to care for the people in attendance, a banner crowd is looked for at the opening game. Bleachers tire under course of construction, and will 1,,- in readiness for the opening game. By ' he time i In- second game is played ii is hoped the management will have had 1 sufficient encouragement to go ahead with the construction of a grand stand, it is sufficiently well appreciated by the management that Pullman will ably support, a team in he league, an every effort is being made to pi-,,vide comfortable acconio- atioiis for the lovers of the game. While support is being asked from the fans in the form of small con tributions th.- amounts ask el are small and such hal all can well af or I and feel willing to give. And 'hen each contributor can feel thai he has contributed to something for i.- own pleasure and convenience, As a further incentive to those who have come to the aid of the boys, they have the sal Isfacton of knowing we will have a formidable line-up In our team an '■ a good article of ball is assured from the standpoint of Pullman's team. While a serious handicap has overtaken the team curing the past week, the- weather conditions making Impossible the necessary paretic,-, most of the team Is In good condition from practice games played during the early sea son. Team work is all that is need ed to put the team in the best of con dition for the opening fray and with the weather permitting the boys have promised to work hard luring the next three days to accomplish the necessary team work. All iv all the outlook for a success ful baseball season is tin- very best, and the slncerest hope of the management and the team is that they will merit the liberal support given them, by putting a winning team in the field. Come out to tin- game and give the boys your earnest support and show the other towns of the circuit that Pullman will be second to none In point of atendance. Remember the date, April 16th. The probable line up will be as follows: Catcher, Gra ham; pitcher, Moss, Muir or Osthoff; first, base, Thompson; second. Van Horn; short, Moss: third, Buck; left held, Sanger; center field, Caddis: right field, Tulley. Third Annual Ball. The third annual ball under the auspices of Fvenlng star lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias, will be held In I. O O. F. hall Friday evening of this week. Professor R. W. Thatcher, direc tor of the experiment station at the State College has been appointed a member of the committee in charge of the agricultural chemistry section of the International Congress of Ap plied Chemistry, Which meets in Washington, D, C, and New York city in August, 1912. Th,- congress meets in Washington, D. C, first. __ - ulli —g mm . aOfa. (artesian/) NUMBER 28 ELEGANT EXHIBIT OF MODERN PAINTING*! Masterpieces of Northwest Artists Will lie Exhibited at V. W. C. A. Rooms at College Friday and Saturday. Art lovers of Pullman will have an opportunity to witness a real exhibit of modern paintings. On Friday and Saturday of this week there will be hung on the walls of the College V. W. c A. room pictures painted by the leading artists of the North west, Such artists as R. S. Boyntos of tin- Spokane Art League, J. C. Chapin and M. Adolph. Weil of Spo kane and Mrs. Kerlin of the college will he represented. Exhibits are also expected from two other well known artists. This exhibition will be open to the public free of charge. The climax of the exhibit will come Off on Saturday evening when Mr. Boynton will deliver his lecture on 'Modern Painting and Its Relation to the Old Masters." So much non sense has been said about art that it. will be a relief to hear the subject treated by a man who is a trained artist anil has made a,careful Study of the subject. Mr. Boynton is a student of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, hav ing worked under such men as Wm. P. Henderson, W. .1. Reynolds, and .1. W. Norton. Whistler is an artist whom Mr. Boynton greatly admires and the critic will undoubtedly notice the Influence of master on the pupil. It is hardly necessary to add that Mr. Boynton is an Impressionist, and so are the other artists who are ex hibiting. Nearly all of the pictures on the exhibit are for sale and I he attendant in charge wil gladly furnish infor mation on that subject, classes and organizations int.tiding to make presents to their shcool would do well to look at the pictures carefully with a view of buying them. Owing to lack of accommodations this lecture is not open to the pub lic, but those desiring tickets of ad mission may obtain them by apply ing, enclosing a stamped envelope, to Messrs. M. New-house, A. I) ,".sard and Robert Prior, officers of the Twentieth Century club, under wlii--, auspices the exhibit is taking place. VOCAL STUDENTS TO GIVE RECITAL Ladles' Double Trio to Assist—Date, April IP. Mrs. Strong's vocal students, among which are Included some remarkable talent, are preparing to give a recital Wednesday, April 19, They will be assisted by the double trio, which is working up some special selections for the occasion. There have been numerous recitals by the instrumental students, but a vocal recital is more rare, and is usually well attended, and the an nouncement by Mrs. Strong of this late comes as pleasant news to all. No admission will be charged. Whitman Glee Club Tonight. The Whitman College Glee Club will appear at the college auditorium tonight, the proceeds of the enter tainment to bo turned over to the In terscholastic fund. ' The Whitman College Glee Club is composed of sixteen young men un der the capable direction of Prof. Ellas Blum. In addition to the usual glee songs there will be work by a stringed orchestra and comedy read ings. Besides having an evening of excellent entertainment the patron age of this event means the helping of a cause which deserves the hearty support of everyone. The following is a sample of the program rendered by the club this season: Yatching Glee Culbertson Old King Cole De Koven Glee Club. Santa Lucia Arr. William Rees Kentucky Babe Geibel Quartet. Hungarian Dance Brahms Angel's Serenade Braga Strings. Reading— Km-.. Deep In June .. . '..... Metcalf If I Were Andy Macy Glee Club. Minuet from Symphony In E Flat.. ;f '..; Mozart t Strings. Annie Laurie (Scotch)..Arr. K. Blum Quartet > Negro Melodies. .—Arr. E. Blum Glee Club.