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VOLUME XXIII CITIZENS DISCUSS j COMMISSION PLAN . Muss Meeting to Discuss Commission Form a- Government Brings Out Itig Crowd Question Will Re; Debated. The mass meeting held in the city hall last Friday evening to discuss the commission form of government. .In regard to its adoption by Pullman, ; was largely attended. Several lady | voters were among those present and | took part in the discussions, showing i themselves to be as familiar with the , workings of the commission form of government as the men. I .Mayor Ed .Maguire acted as chair man of the meeting, and short talks, in keeping with the subject, were Dade by Prof. Carpenter, Mayor Ma guire, Prof. Thatcher, Prof. Waller, J. N. Emerson, the Rev. Robert Brumblay, .1. M. Palmerton and Mrs. Damman. Attorneys p. E. Sanger and M. S. Jamar explained the com mission form of government from a legal standpoint, explaining the workings of the state law in regard to it, and F. M. Slagle read several articles bearing on the subject. While some of the speakers 'look a decided stand on the question, others stated that, they were not well enough acquainted with the subject to form a fair opinion ami would not take a stand either for or against the commission form until they had be come closer in touch with its work ings. The consensus of opinion was that the citizens should become well acquainted with the subject before they were asked to vote on the ques tion of whether or not the commis sion form of government will i" adopted by Pullman, and with the idea in view of presenting to lie voters arguments on both sides of the question, it was decided to have the question debated by six repre sentative citizens at an early date. A committee, consisting of .L X. Em erson, Mrs. Damman and Prof. Car penter, was appointed by the chair to select the debaters, three of whom are to he opposed to placing Pullman under the commission form anil the other three in favor of it. Tin* de hate will he held at the Methodist church, but the speakers and date have not yet been named hy the committee. Xew Instructor In Piano. Miss Mary B. Sawyer has been en gaged as Instructor In pjano in the State College of Washington, taking the place of Miss Dora K. Sauvageot, who recently left for Vienna, Austria, for study under Leschetlpky. Miss Sawyer comes highly recom mended. After having studied with sonio of the leading teachers in the East she went to Berlin, Germany, where she was a pupil of Mine, ste panoc. and for two years, filled the position of teacher of piano in the WUlard School for American Girls. Fine Artist Engaged for State College. Mr. Oscar .Tacobson of Minneapolis has been engaged as head of the work In painting and drawing at the State College of Washington. Mr. Jacob son was attache to the Royal Swedish Commission and had charge of the Swedish Art Exhibit at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. A few .years ago Mr. .Tacobson was represented by his work in the New Haven Paint Clay Club Exhibit, and at the Messiah Exhibition at Lindßborg, Kansas. He exhibited two paintings at the A.-V.-P. Exposition at Seattle, where his portrait of the late Governor John A. Johnson at tracted much attention and was re tained by the Swedish Club. He was also an exhibitor at the Minnesota State Art Society in 1910. Resides his earlier trainnlg. Mr. Jacobson pursued graduate studies at Yale University Art School, where he received a prize scholarship in 1906. He has been associated with the fam ous Randall Studio in New Haven. Connecticut. Por the past two years he has been at the head of the Art School of Minnesota College. Minne apolis. He is secretary of the Minne sota Society of Fine Arts. Mr. Jacobean will commence his ,*ork in Pullman on September 18th, at the beginning of the college year. Union services will be held at the Congregational church next Sunday evening. ••.'■" The Pullman Herald _______!__: the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it ASK ROTTER RATING OX NORTHWEST APPLES. Chamber of Commerce Asks Amer ican I'oiuological Society to dive Apples Raised in Northwest Better Rating. At the conclusion of the regular dinner of the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday .'veiling. It. c, McCroskey made a short address urging the or ganization to assist in promoting the Anti-Smut Convention to be held in Pullman, September 28 and 29. The meeting then adjourned to headquar ters. li was decided to transfer the balance in the legislative fund and the uninvested portion of the Initia tion fund to the general fund. The following letter, submitted by the horticultural committee, was en dorse! and ordered forwarded: Prof, John Craig, Secretary American Pomological Society, Ithlca, N. V.: Believing that the apples of the Northwest at the present time do not have a fair and equitable rating with' the apples of other localities, and feeling that an injustice is being done US in the present standard as it now exists, and that we are placed at a great disadvantage in the production and marketing of the superior quali ties of apples, We desire to express our appreciation of the fact that at the last meeting of your society a re vision committee was appointed to revise the present standard, and we earnestly hope thai we may have a just consideration of the merits of our tipples. We also believe that a more just rating can be obtained in the use of 100 per cent as a standard Instead of the points as they are now considered, and hope that the com mittee may establish it. Horticultural Committee of the Pull man Chamber of Commerce. On recommendation of he horti cultural committee it was decided to divide the work of preparing an ex hibit for the Spokane Interstate Fair among several committees. The mem ben of the horticultural committee will collect the fruit, George McCros i key and Tweed Amos were appointed to collect grains and grasses, P. A. Brownell to look after the vegetables and XV. XV. Robinson and Clarence Brownell to get up an exhibit of poul try. The hoard of trustees announced that they had selected .1. M Reid to take charge of the Pullman exhibit at the Missouri Valley Fair and Expo sition to be held at Kansas City, Sept. 22 to Oct. S. The following delegates were se lected to attend the meeting of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce on Pullman day, Sept. 19; W. E. Han son, .1. .1. Rouse, P. C. Martin, C. R. Dutton, and the secretary and presi dent. Any other members who de sire to attend will lie added to the delegation. The trustees were authorized to purchase two dozen of the best kind of folding chairs to he used in the headquarters. It was decided to send all of the last issue of the Pullman Colonist folders to the 0.-W. R. & X Co. for distribution. .'he committee on sanitation and improvement offered the following report, which was adopted: To the Hoard of Trustees: Your committee on city Improve ment and sanitation begs leave to re port that we have an opportunity to secure the moving picture films from the Washington State Society for the Prevention of Tuberculosis for Oct. 13 and 14. Mr. Miller has offered the use of the Star Theater for a matinee on both afternoons. We would recommend that the of fer be accepted and the exhibition be well advertised. J. Karl Else, M. D., Chairman. Everything you need in the kitchen at the Variety Store. ___^__ ——• J. L. Taggert, cashier of the Fidel ity State Bank of I'liiontown, passed through Pullman Monday on his way to Colfax. He returned to Union town Wednesday. Dr. C. E. Abegglen, formerly of Kitzvill . visited with Dr. Archer and family Tuesday and Wednesday. The doctor is en route to Los, Angeles, "where he will take a post graduate course at Los Angeles College of Os teopathy. . ' — | / Coach Osthoff returned to Pullman I this week and is getting a line on the | material to be available for the W. S |C. football team. ,•'.." PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 1911 FOOTBALL DOINGS AT HIGH SCHOOL Excellent Prospects for Winning Team nt Pullman High School. Conch Cave Hounding Team Into Condition, The Pullman high school football team (if 1911 promises to be the best the school has yet turned out, except ing not.even the championship team of last year. The squad is somewhat | smaller than the one of last year, but ; nearly all of those who are turning out are experienced, and lack noth ing in weight and strength. A faster team will probably be developed than hist year, and the combined weight of the players will about equal the weight of last year's team. Coach Cecil Cave has the squad out in uniform every day and is putting the players through some good prac tice, Cave coached the team of 1910, and says he can make even a better team this year, in spite of the fact that the fullback, both halfbacks and one end have left, school. Nearly the win line is hack iii school, and some big. hUSky students are here to take the places that are vacant. The members of last year's team who are back in school are Harter (captain). Glover, Meoks. W. Hinch liff. Henry Livingston and Moss. To till the vacant positions a number of players, who have had experience. are turning out, and two full teams are out for practice nearly every night. Both halfbacks and the full back of the nun team are out of school, hut these positions can prob ably in' filled with experienced play ers, The first game will be with tne Lewiston .Normal School, at Lewiston, on October 11. These two teams played a tie game last year, the score being 11 to 11. The rest of the schedule follows: October 28 —Tekoa, at Tekoa. NoV. 4— Oakesdale, at Pullman. '• Xovember 11—Rosalia, at Rosalia]; November 18- Colfax, at Colfax. Xovember 25 — Coeur d'Alene, at Pullman. Thanksgiving Day- Palouse, at Pullman, There is some doubt as to whether or not the game with Coeur d'Alene can be arranged, but the other games are definitely"settled. Pullman .Man Would He Lieutenant. C. A. W. DawsonXof this city, and a graduate of the State College with the class of mil, is taking the ex aminations being held in Spokane this week for commissions in the reg ular army. He is seeking a lieuten ant's commission in the coast artil lery, and is confident of securing a passing grade, which will place him in line for appointment at once. While in college Mr. Dawson was two years colonel of the cadet corps, and was as well informed along the line of military matters as any man who ever attended the institution. Pullman Man Married. Tracy Smoot, employed at the col lege as a mechanic, was married to Miss Martha Stitts, of Cairo, 111., last Monday at high noon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Brumblay of the Methodist church, at the home of Mr. Smoot's aunt, Mrs. Nicholson, only a few relatives and friends being present. The young couple will occupy a residence which the groom lias leased on Methodist bill. Reports Dig Yield. C. H. Kincaid has just finished threshing his crop on the J. S. Klem gard farm. The crop consisted of 500 acres of Red Russian and Col lege hybrid No. 108, and yielded 10, --039 sacks, or about 44 bushels to the acre. J. M. Klemgard reports a yield of about 25 bushels to the acre on 2', acres of Red Russian, which was disced into the stubble. Vinegar Factory Buy* Apples. Operations were started at the vin egar factory yesterday, but it was found that one of the sprocket, wheels for the conveyor chain was too large ; and It was necessary to order one of the right size from Spokane. In all prob ability the wheel will be replaced by | tonight and work resumed tomorrow. Several tons of apples are already on hand at the factory and the manage j ment states that they will be pur jchased in any quantity from now on. The price being paid for the apples is ,$»; per ton. LIVKLV DEBATE FOH .TUESDAY EVENING Commission Form of Government Will lie Debated by Six ClUzertii of Pullman nt Hie Methodist Church _.__ On next Tuesday evening the Meth odist church will be tho scene of one of the liveliest debates in the history of Pullman. On that evening the vir tues and faults of the commission form of government will be expound ed by the speakers, and the public will have an opportunity to acquaint itself with both sides of the question, The committee appointed nt the niassn ting last week to select, de baters, has chosen Arthur Price and F. E. Sanger for the alllrniittve and E. X. Hinchliff and William Goodyear for Hie negative, with a third speak er, probably a woman, yet to be bos en tor each side. This debate will be held at 7:45 p. m.. and every voter in the city, either man or woman, should attend. PULLMAN SCHOOLS SHOW HEALTH- GROWTH. Enrollment in High School and tirades Will Reach Six Hundred. Much New Material Added. The Pullman public schools, which opened for the fall term last week, are experiencing a steady growth ami nearly live hundred students are en rolled in the high school and grades. The enrollment in the grades on Mon day of this week was 378, which is considerably larger than the enroll ment at this time last year. The high school enrollment, however, is somewhat smaller than at'the end of the first week In the 11)10 term, al though there are 128 in the high school at present, and It is known that quite a few will enroll during the next week. Superintendent 11. A. Bills is of the opinion that the enrollment in the grades will total 150 and in the high school 150. This will lie larger than the combined enrollment of last year The school work been improved considerably and much new material has been secured. Two hundred and fifty volumes have been added to the library. S.", volumes have been se cured for the high school English work, 40 reference books for the his tory students have been secured, and in the scientific (Masses much new equipment has been Installed. Supt. Ellis states that the English course in the Pullman high school is as good as can be found in any high school, and that the Scientific course is as good as in any high school of the same size. Grain Prices Steady, Grain prices in Pullman have been lat a standstill for the last ten days, and very little grain has been sold I since the drop in quotations. Oats have dropped from $1.25 to $1.20 since last Friday, and parley from $1.(10 to $1.45. Yesterday's quota tions by local buyers were as follows: I Hluestem .73c Fortyfold 7 tic Club . 69c Red Russian ..w;.- 67c Oats, per l lo . .*. $1.20 Xew - /7 _ : of Cadets. Xew Commandant of Cadets. Lieutenant. C. R. Bennett, of the Seventh Infantry, has been appoint ed commandant of cadets at the State College, and will arrive in Pullman with his wtfeVwithin a few days. Mr. Bennett, who hi first lieutenant, for merly had headquarters at Fort Mc- Pherson, near Atlanta, Ga,, but dur ing the Mexican uprising was sta tioned on tho Texas border. / ___ - I Hunting Party Returned. Eddie Kruegel, Luther Clarkson. Guy \breaves and Alva Greaves returned Saturday noon from their hunting and fishing trip in the Hitter Root mountains. The party reports landing mountain trout in large quantities, hut from the 'standpoint of big game the trip availed them noth ing, bear being reported as very scarce. „ -Mrs, Charles E. Young and son, who have been visiting Mrs. Young's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George X. Henry, for the past three months, have returned to their home at Belolt, Wis. ' Herman Gulberg, formerly of this city but more recently of Spokane has returned to Pullman and will ac cept a position In Sanders' grocery i , store. COUNCIL RAPS SIDE i WALK ORDINANCE Ordinance Providing for Cement Side, walks Again Comes lie fore Coun cil nnd is Tabled Indefinitely Once More, The ordinance which was intro duced into tho City Council some three months ago, by the terms of which all new sidewalks constructed within the corporate limits ot the city and all sidewalks ordered replaced by the council must lie constructed of cement, was again voted down by the City Council ;t,t the regular meeting of that body last Thursday night. On the motion of Councilman Price to bring the previously tabled ordinance before Hie city dads, a vote was taken on tin- question of again considering the measure, Council men Douglas, Sanborn, Price and Sanger voting yes, ami Henry and Lawler no. A motion was Immediately made by Council man Henry, seconded by Councilman Lawler. that the ordinance he again tabled Indeflnltel) . and the vote stood four for ami two against, Councilmen Douglas, Sanborn, Henry and Sanger voting to again table the much moot ed ordinance ami Price and Sanger voting to consider ii. The document was again placed on he table, and In all probability any future attempt to reconsider it will meet the game fate. While Councilmen Douglas and San born voted to reconsider on the first vote, their vote was registered In fa vor of tabling the ordinance on Hie second count. An ordinance to establish a grade on .Maiden Lane was read Mist lime, tabled, d Blight change made In the title, changing the wording from "along the proposed parking line" to "along the street line," brought up for reconsideration, read first time by title, the rules suspended and read three times, and passed. The ordi nance is prim ed in full in another part of Hits paper. An ordinance regulating the plac ing of electrical wire-,, appliances and construction in buildings in the city of Pullman, providing for the inspec tion thereof, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof, was pre sented, read three times and passed. Councilmen Sanborn, Henry, Lawler, Price and Sanger voted in favor of the ordinance and Councilman Doug las registered his vote against the measure. The ordinance is printed 'on another page of this paper. .1. F. Cochran resigned his position as street commissioner and plumbing Inspector. The resignation was ac cepted by the council and C. M. Hooper was appointed to the position by .Mayor -Maguire. The appointment was immediately confirmed by the council, and Commissioner Hooper entered upon his official duties the next day. - Moved by Henry ami seconded by Sanger that, the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Co. be re quired to make such repairs on the bridge at Kamiaken street, oh their right of way leading to the Northern , Paciflic right of way, as are necessary to protect the traffic, the repairs to be made within ten days of that date. The motion carried unanimously. The street commissioner was in structed to build a crosswalk aero the street from the C. C. Pulton prop erty on unitary hill to the Nessly property. The following hills, together with the Officers' salaries, were allowed and ordered paid, after which the council adjourned: Idaho-Washington Light & Lower Co., lights and mer chandise for August $116.36 Same, power for August.,. 24:!. Arthur Henry, labor 9.1 ', ' Oscar Ames, labor .76 Ella Rupley, typewriting . . 3.50 George 11. Newman, filing fees In case of City of Pullman vs. 0.-W. R. & N. Co 1.00 Lee Allen, supplies 0.80 Star Livery Barn, team hire, 1.00 W. .1 Lyle, sprinkling for August 100.00 William Hammond, draying. 1.00 City Restaurant, meals for prisoners 1.25 Pullman Herald, city printing 4.60 J. XV. Mathews, legal services in McKillip case 46.16 3. 8, Clark, freight. . . , 3.70 Pullman Hose Co . fighting tiro 25.00 K. C. Lean,engineer 78.00 Henry Raker, cbainroan 36.40 Frank Cochran, chainman,. . 12.00 ' * ■",'; *c' ____\2m_____\_r€%__fj x NUMBER 50 AMI-SMI (X)NVKNTIOX IN TOLLMAN THIS MONTH. President 11. C. McCroskey of Antl- Smut Association Calls Meeting for Cullman, Septem ber 28 and 20. President it C. McCroskey, of the Inland Empire Anti-Smut Associa tion, has issued a call for a conven tion of that association In this city. September 28 and 2!), and every farmer of the Inland Empire should make a special effort to attend the convention. . President McCroskey's call Is as follows: In accordance with power vested in me at our last convention I hereby call the Inland Empire Anti-Smut Association to meet In Pullman, Wash., September 28 and 29, Every one Interested In the question of pre vention of smut in grain Is urgently requested to be present and assist In working and planning for the solu tion of this knotty problem. Those who for years have given their best thought and scientific knowledge to the solution of the question think it Is best for the wheat raisers them selves to get together annually and give their experiences during the pre ceding year from notes carefully taken, showing how their grain was treated, when and how planted and the results In the crop. Prof. Wal ler, acting president of the State Col lege, will place at our disposal all the facilities for making and publishing a report of our proceedings. Prof. Thatcher, director of the experiment station, will he present with such of his staff as may he desired to answer questions, and otherwise do our bid ding, hut lie thinks It will be best for the farmers to work out the problem themselves. II is useless to recount the woeful loss from smut. Every wheat raiser is familiar with this subject. Let every one, there fore, who needs help come, and every one who thinks he can give help come. Let us enter upon a ten-year campaign of concentrated action to diminish or completely prevent smut. There Is undoubtedly one way better than all other ways to eradicate this great scourge. Let us try to find that way. If wo do not succeed we can at least find a better way than our pres ent method by getting together and comparing notes. A program of the convention will he published in due time. R. C. McCROSKEY, President of the Inland Empire Anti- Smut Association. PULLMAN WOMAN OX WHITMAN' JURY. Mrs. Margaret Staley of Pullman One of Three Women to Serve on Whitman County Jury. The name of Mrs, Margaret Staley of this City appears on the jury list just drawn for the October term of court. The names of two other iimmi, Mrs. Eula Maynard of Col fax and Mrs. M. M. Silvey of Palouse, were also drawn, and these three women have the distinction of having been the first ladies to be drawn on a Whitman county jury. Following is the list of jurors: 11. E. Wagner, Cottonwood; F. XV. Milne, Thornton; R. E. Blackmore, oakesdale; Christian Kleweno, St. John; J. S. Robertson, Lamont; XV F. Huffman, Steptoe; Clay Malmsten. Fairbanks; C. E. Manring, Garfield; - - .1. A. Henderson. Oakesdale; C. V. llarborn, Rosalia; John McLeod, Te koa; G. A. Bellingsley, Thornton; H. M. Mabbott, Tekoa; .1. A. Mitchell, Maiden; C. G. Gleiser, Palouse; Mrs. M. M. Silvey, Palouse; Margaret Sta ley, Pullman; Jerome Hill, Albion; R. I. Gray. Turn bo H. A. Spills, Colton; J. J. Grief, Union ton: XV. A. Yeo, Pullman; G. J. Rules, Pullman; Chris Geiser, Moscow, Idaho; R. B. Ageton, Pullman; C, A. Scales, Pull man; J. R. Stephenson, Pullman; J. A. Judson, Pullman; Simon Drelfus, Colfax; George Gerlitz, Penewawa; a. N. Snyder, Colfax; Mrs. Ella May nard, Colfax; Joe Leinweber, l'ena wawa; Kills Laid. Colfax; J. S. Stre vey, Colfax: J. M. Lloyd, Colfax; D. G. Hughes, Colfax; Homer Hull, Col fax; Henry Helm, Endicott; J. XV. Plan, Sr.. Colfax; J. E. Haun, Elber ton; it. Lee, Endicott. Mert Henry, of Spokane, who has been visiting Pullman relatives for, tho past' week, left Wednesday for Portland and Seattle, where he will spend several days before, returning to Spokane. Stationery at the Variety Store;