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HUSTON CITIZENS VISIT PULLMAN " ■ » ■■;'■:'. __——____ . Lew-ton Business Men Inspect Arte sian City and Partake of Lunch \ ( eon at State State College. /About 35 representative business i-en of Lewiston, Idaho, arrived to Pullman about II a. m. yesterday md spent an hour inspecting the I business section and meeting the '; business men. At noon tho party f was taken to the college, where luncheon was served by the domestic economy department. The party is on a tour of the Inland Empire, with a view of becoming better acquainted with the business men of the differ ent towns and to familiarize them selves with conditions In different parts of the Inland Empire. The trip is being made in a dozen auto mobiles, the party coming to Pull man from Potlatch, Idaho. Included In the party were Rich lard Stevens, capitalist; B. T. Bryan of the Commercial Creamery, Charles Kennell of Kennel's Kandy Kitchen, F. H. Huntsworth, superintendent of the Lewiston schools; William Lati . mer, Presbyterian minister; T. P. vLlnd of the Interior Warehouse Co., John E. Nickerson of the Lewiston Loan and Trust Co. and secretary of the Lewlston-Clarkston fair; R. ('. Beach and .1. E. Kincaid of the R. C. •Beach Co.; William Thompson, cash ier of the Lewiston National bank* James Tangan of Tangun's Cigar Store; Otto Weisberger. brewer; 10. L. Alfred of the Lewiston Morning Tribune. W. W. McClure of the Key stone Produce Co, Orville Norburg of the Lewiston Grocery Co.. A. C. . Spangler of the Lewiston Bakery, O. P. Prlng of the Pring-Parsons Co., A. H. Oarlinghouse of the Lewiston Marble Co., Chris F. Osmers of the Idaho Drug Co., P. H. Quilliam of the Jones & Dillingham Co., E. H. Kil ham of the Lewiston Printing & Binding Co., Walter Sangster of the Twin City Garage; C. (J. Columbus, capitalist; W. D. Jesse of the Lewis ton Bottling Co.; George H. Black, president of the Lewiston Normal school; A. S. Stacy and Frank Thompson of the Idaho Mercantile Co.; W. J. Jordan, general agent of the Northern Pacific railway; Barney Jacobs of the Lewiston Fuel and Transfer Co., and R. R. Balcher, mer chant. The members of the party were very much impressed with the city of Pullman and spoke in glowing terms of their reception by the people of Pullman. Want to Know How It Was Done. Postmaster Allen is in receipt of a letter from the Spokane post of the U. A. R., In which ah invitation is ex tended to the local post and their friends to attend a big campfire in Spokane, Oct. J. The letter requests Mr. Allen to round up as large a dele gation as possible, as the Spokane veterans want to hear how Pullman landed the 1912 state encampment against Seattle and the west side. Congressman La Follette Return*. Congressman W. L. La Follette ar rived home Tuesday./He is looking well, despite the strenuous work of the recent session and says that while he suffered a good deal with the heat he was able to look after the 7 interests of his constituents all the/time. He expects to spend several/weeks trav eling over his district and hopes to le able to visit mosfof the important towns and cities, besides investigating some land matters which are pending before the department. Next Convention at Portland. R. M. VanDorn, assistant postmas ter, returned Wednesday evening from Wenatchee, where he attended the annual postmasters' convention. Next year the convention will be held 9 !l» Portland, and will hereafter be a *.trl-Btate convention, embracing the j states of Washington. Oregon and Idaho. Baptist Church. A- B. Clark, minister. This is "the little church down town around the corner." Don't fall to come In and ;**• us Sunday. You have a most Ernest invitation. Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Morning worship at 11. Subject, "My Bible," B. Y. P. U. wtl at 6:30 in the evening. Praise . ***vice is at 7:30. Subject. "A Bad jf" Cracked." Come! The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interest, of Pullman and the beat farming community in the Northwest turroundmg it SLAtJLE ADDRESSES SPOKANE CHAMHEItj Calls Attention to Fait, That Falls City '"'^ Too Little Attention to Tributary Country. F..M.Sla*!e.(\H. Harrison,.J.J. Rouse and XV. E. Hanson represented this city M Pullman day at the Spokane Chamber, of Commerce, Sept? 19. On account of the short time reserved! for the Pullman speakers, ,1. ,1. Rouse cut his remarks very short. P. XV. Slagle, president* of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, delivered the following address: Mr. President and Members of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce: In thanking you on behalf of the Pull man Chamber of Commerce for the entertainment today of its representa tives. I am reminded that this is not the first instance in which Pullman is indebted to Spokane tor favors ren dered, .ears ago in locating the State College of Washington, and in Pullmans struggle to secure it, out fellow townsman, E. 11. Letterman. who was an Influential personage In the movement, if I am properly in formed, had able assistance from Spo kane citizens and representatives. Every two years since its location yon have assisted in procuring the appro priations for its maintenance, an I this year you did the crowning act for us when you helped secure the mill tax. which puts all the institu tions of the state beyond the cavil over expenses. This has assured the stability of the colleges, given re newed strength to the administration and given hope and confidence to Pullman, already evidenced in both public and private improvements. Some of you gentlemen present could no doubt tell more of what Spokane has done for Pullman than I know, but it is for mo to assure you that our people are not unappreciative of your past favors, and we only await an op portunity to reciprocate. It Is in a reciprocal spirit we accepted.your in vitation today, and while it may ap pear critical, we feel that Pullman has a message for Spokane. It's an old story to talk about Spo kane's great resources within a radius of one hundred and fifty miles. You know it. and we who are part of It know it. It is just what makes Spo kane what it is. Now, we want to ask you if you think you consider seri ously enough the Importance of this country to Spokane's growth? Do you extend the helpful hand suffi ciently? After you have stood spon sor for us, do you take an interest in our growth, or are you more inter ested in your own affairs? You are strong, you are well organized, you know the ropes. You know how to pull people to Spokane, because you do it. but if your town gets ahead of its country the town will have to hold up until the country catches up. Isn't that getting to be the situation to day? We think so. Here is where 1 wish I was a smooth talker, so I could persuade you men to come down into our Pa louse country to see what we have. Right at your very door is an agricul tural, horticultural, non-irrigated country, not equaled anywhere on earth. This is no booster's boast. We challenge comparison with any, all countries to produce, one year with another, any number of years in suc cession, crops of grain and fruit to equal ours in the Palouse country. Yon can't know what we have or ap preciate it without seeing it. If you ever traveled through our country, how many windmills did you see, or how many gas engine pumps did you hear pumping water? Not many, I promise you. Wasn't that a noticeable feature? Now right here Is our long suit; right here is where our Palouse holds it over a.. ...e rest of the world. No boast, mind you. This is fact, and of all the people In the country Spokane's business men are the ones who ought to know it. This is no secret, although no one seems to know it but us, and it is so common to us that we haven't made any great "holler" about it; but this year when the whole United States went dry we wakened up to a sensibil ity of our great asset. It is our soil, our peculiar Palouse soil, nothing like It anywhere. Why Is it peculiar? Because it holds water and gives it back to us as we need it. 1 he rain that falls on it in the winter sinks right down into it and stays j there to nourish our plant life during *.~i (Continued on Page Six.) PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. \<*\\ I WISCONSIN MAN LIKtS j THE PALOUSE COUNTtf A. M. Durkee of Oshkosh, Wis., Says Palouse Country Looks ltetter to Him on Kvery Trip West. — —1 A. M. Durkee of Oshkosh, Wis., owner of the farm property three miles west of Pullman, formerly known as the Mecklem place, re turned to Oshkosh Tuesday, after spending several months looking after business interests here. M". Durkee bus rented his property here la T. Upshaw, the lease of his brother, C. L. Durkee, having expired and that •gentleman having gone to Garfield, 1 where he owns property. Mr. Durkee is a great booster for COMMISSION DEBATE ATTRACTS CROWD Large Audience of Both Male and Female Voters Attracted to M. K. Church to Hear Commission Form of Government Discussed. A large and enthusiastic audience gathered at the Methodist church last Tuesday evening to bear the de bate on the commission form of gov ernment In regard to Its adaptability to 4.he city of Pullman. At least a third of the big audience was women voters, their attendance and close at tention to the discussion proving that I'.e lady voters of the city are keenly interested in municipal affairs and willing to lend their support to any worthy public enterprise. The debate was delayed- because of the fac* that the 0.-W. R. &. N train from Colfax did not. arrive until nearly 3:30, thereby making it im possible for M. S. Jamar, one of the speakers on the affirmative, who bad been in Colfax on legal business, to arrive on the scene at the time set for the opening of the argument. Dr. Else opened the debate, speak ing on the affirmative. He told of the state law legarding the commis sion form of government, stating that one of the greatest virtues of the law was the fact that it made com pulsory the election of the commis sioners at large, rather than by wards, as under the present system, thereby eliminating to a great extent the possibility of the interests of one particular section of the city being paramount to the interests of the city at large in the mind of the commis sioner. Other points touched by Dr. Else were the reduction of the city's expenses by the combination of the offices of the clerk and treasurer, em ployment of the city's officers by the commissioners and their power to re mote an officer at any time, and the submission of public utility fran chises to the people. In speaking on the latter, Dr. Else called attention to the pending telephone franchise, which, he stated, would be submit ted to the people at large under the commission form of government. The speaker dewlt at some length on the recall and initiative features of the commission plan and stated that the publishing of monthly statements of receipts, expenditures, etc., would eliminate any possibility of under handed methods. ' In summarizing the virtues of the commission plan. Dr. Else spoke of the more definite government under that plan, with some one responsible for each department of the municipal affairs, the initiative of the people, the ! fact that the mayor is deprived of the veto power, and the fact that all ordi nances, except those pertaining to the public health or public safety, must be open to Inspection by the public at least two weeks before being ! passed by the commission. E. N. Hinchliff opened the argu | ment for the negative by stating that to gain their point the affirmative must show that evil exists under the present form of government, and then must prove that the commission plan would remedy these evils. He argued that the commission govern ment was legalized by the legislature to meet conditions in large cities and conditions that do not exist in Pull man. He stated that under the com mission plan the city must organize for a term of six years, and as Pull man would be without precedent in towns her size, it would be a six years' experiment, and an expensive one. arguing that the people would not be Justified in taking upon them tbe justified in taking upon them selves the additional burdens, in upholding the affirmative M. S. the Palouse country, and in talking to The Herald man said: "The Palouse country, and espe cially the country adjacent to Pull man, looks better to me on every trip*, and I hope before long that my east ern interests will be in such shape as to permit me to come to Pullman to reside. I am making extensive im provements on my Pullman property, fend will soon have one of the best barns in the Palouse country erected, and if my present plans do not mis cary it will not be many years before I will be In a position to enjoy life on my Pullman farm myself." Mr. Durkee has farming interests in South Dakota which demand his Immediate attention, and he will go to that state after a short stay In Wisconsin. Jamar attacked the present form of government, stating that (lie system •nd not the officials were at fault. He spoke of the present form as non progressive and stated that much bet ter results would be secured if there was some man at the bead of each department of the city's affairs with absolute power to go ahead. The commission form was referred to as concrete and definite, and the fact that power would be vested in three men instead of seven was regarded ly the speaker as one of the greatest virtues of. the plan, his point being, "The more councilmen, the more friction." William Goodyear was the second Speaker on the negative and stated that to make the commission form as Successful as the present form the people would either have to find three men who would save |2000 each year in expense, or three men whose services would be worth 12000 a year more to the city. The speaker compared conditions in Pullman with those in cities where the commission plan is reported to be successful and stated that It would be unwise to ad vocate a change until there was a reasonable certainty that the change would prove beneficial, He argued that the city did not want $250 per year men to conduct the municipal affairs, and that efficient men would give their services for nothing more readily than for $250 a year. In com menting on the statement of Dr. Else, that the election of the commissioners at large instead of by wards, as at pres- i ent, would be beneficial to the city's interests, he stated that under those conditions the more populous por tions of the city would be placed in a position to impose on the portions less densely populated, to the end that all three officials might be from one section of town and that the In terests of the other parts of the city might suffer in consequence. Mr. Goodyear read several newspa per clippings accounting the failure of the commission plan in other cit ies. He stated that the initiative, referendum and recall laws would be passed by the state legislature soon, end that it would be folly for the city to change the form of govern ment to secure those features when they were so close at hand without any change. In closing the speaker said: "Let the people get together before the next city election and make a platform. Put it up to the candidates and let them know what will be expected of them if elected, then see that they do it. and have a bigger and better Pullman." Arthur Price, third speaker on the affirmative, showed a thorough knowledge of bis subject and made the best talk of the evening. He ar gued that the commission plan was not a new one, but had been operated successfully In principle In every sec tion of the globe. He assailed the present system as not being business like, stating that licenses are not col lected as they should be; that the water system Is not conducted on a businesslike basis; that the system of auditing is not complete, and that various evil conditions exist (due to the system) that would not exist un der the commission plan. Mr. Price read a letter from Mayor Hindby of Spokane, in which that gentleman stated that the commission plan is a big success in Spokane, and expressed an opinon that it would prove Just as successful in Pullman. , \\\ The debater argued that the salary expense incident to the commission form would be saved to the city many i times over ln the greater care given - (Continued on Last Page.) REPRESENTS PULLMAN AT MISSOURI SHOW . . , ,— _ — .<.-, ■■ t I.NTKKKSTLVO STATISTICS ooifomimra llman. Chamber of Commerce Secures Dalit Which Will Prove Valuable Ad vertising lor Pullman ami Palouse Country. t- The Chamber of Commerce has se cured some valuable statistics, which will be used for advertising purposes. The data will be printed on cards and distributed in all parts of the United States. Five thousand of these cards will be distributed at the Missouri Valley fair and exposition at Kansas City, Mo., by .1. M. Reid. Pullman's representative. The statistics concerning weather conditions was secured by Prof. U. W. Thatcher, director of th,, state ex periment station, and is official. The card contains tiie following para graphs: Population, 2600. Eighteen flowing artesian wells. Home of the State College of Wash ington, A city of no saloons. In 18 years, 5 1 days below zero. 56 per cent clear days, with no clouds. 70 per cent clear days In growing season. - In 26 years, 18 degrees below zero oldest weather, 136 days normal growing season! 171 days from last killing spring frost to first killing fall frost. July dryest month; November wet test month; -January coldest, month; August, warmest month Average rainfall, 22.68 inches. Cool nights in summer; average temperature, 4 6 degrees. • Mild winters; average temperature, 4 6 degrees. Wheat Brings $81.50 Per Aire. ('. R. Moys was in Pullman from Almota yesterday and reported that he had inn acres of fall sown red Russian wheat, which produced 43 bushels to the acre and returned/him $31.50 to each acre. Mr. Moys'also had 128 acres x of college bvbrid No. 128, which yielded if Bushels to the acre, and his oats went 60 bushels to the acre. Will Move Studio. The room in the Zalesky building, opposite the postoffice, formerly oc cupied by Mrs. Larson as a millinery store, has been rented by Robert Hums, and that gentleman will move his photograph studio to that place as soon as possible. The room will be entirely remodeled, a largo sky light put in and will make an ideal location for the enterprising pho tographer. St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. J. P. Robinson, rector. Services every Sunday morning at 11 Sunday school at 10 a. m. A cordial invitation extended to all. Christian Church. Sunday, Sept. 24.— Sunday school at 9:50; Prof. Isaacs, superintendent. Preaching at I I by the pastor, James Mallley. Subject, "Confessing Christ." C. E. meeting at 7. Preaching at 8 by the pastor. Subject, '"On Which Side?" A cordial Invitation to these services is extended to all who do not have other church affiliations. A case of more than ordinary In terest was decided in the superior court by Judge Chester F. Miller, act ing for Judge Thomas Neill, last week. The case was that of the Clo verdale Land & Cattle Co. vs W. H. Eaton, brought to compel specific per formance of a contract entered into between the parties for the sale of the property of the Cloverdale com pany. The case was decided in favor of the company and the defendant was ordered to pay the purchase price agreed upon. Attorney John XV. Math ews of this city conducted the case for W. H. Harvey and George Nelson, former owners of the Cloverdale property. The case of N. I). McKillip vs. the city of Pullman, in which the plain tiff asked damages to the extent of $6000 from the city of Pullman for injuries sustained by falling through a sidewalk in this city in / March. 1910, was argued in the'superior court Tuesday, but no decision has yet been rendered^ City Attorney Dow appeared for the* city and M. S. Jamar represented the claimant. NUMBER 51 J. M. ROM Will Tell of Pullman's Resources unci Advantages at Missouri Valley Fair and Exposition. J. If. Reid left Monday afternoon for Kansas City, Missouri, where he goes as a representative of the Cham ber of Commerce of the Missouri Val ley Kairv and Exposition, which will he held from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8.. Mr. Reid will have charge of the large exhibit which was Bent to Kansas City several days ago, and will dis tribute literature giving Information and statistics concerning Pullman and the Palouse country to the fair visitors. A 10x16-foot map of the United States, with each state drawn in out line, and a statement of comparison with the Palouse country, will occupy a prominent place in Pullman's booth at the exposition. Appearing on some of the different states are I (lie following statements: ohio and Indiana—"Corn? Yes, for ensilage and hog feed. The hogs husk the corn in the PaloUM coun tiy." . orth Dakota "Never have bliss yards in the Palouse country." Southern Idaho —''No Irrigation !n the Palouse country." Eastern Oregon-—"No stumps to char in the Palouse country." lowa — "Oats and bay never dis color from the rain In the Palouse count Wisconsin "Parley? Veal Mil waukee and St. Louis bought the barley this year." Missouri and Arkansas "Apples? The Palouse country apples are noted for their excellent flavor and fine keeping qualities. Varieties—Jona than, Rome Beauty and Delicious." Oklahoma —"No cyclones in the Palonae country." Mississippi -"No swamp lands to drain in the Palouse country." Kentucky—"All kinds of grass in he I'a louse country." ' The map shows but two cities in the United states, Pullman and Kan ■ [ sas City, and these places are con netted by but one railroad, the North ern Pacific, under whose auspices the i exposition is held. Mr. Reid will remain in Kansas Icily until the close of the exposition, after which he will visit in Texas, Now Mexico, Arizona and California, leturning to Pullman about the lirst of November. I ■ The Right Spirit. Pullman citizens are showing the right spirit in the matter of the agi tation for the commission form of government. While sentiment is di vided on the question, the difference of opinion is decidedly friendly,' and the man who argues that the present l« rra of government Is good enough and the man who advocates the com mission plan are both working for what they consider the best Interests of the city. Whether the commission plan Is adopted or whether the gov ernment remains as it is there w'll be no friction among the voters, no unfriendliness and no "aoreheade! ness" on the part of the man whoso opinion Is not accepted by the major ity of the people. Flue Investment. Bryan and Smawley offer a fine bunch of young stock at their big sale, Sept. 29th, at the Pussy Willow Farm, two miles northwest of Pull man, on the 0.-W. R. & S. tracks. Seven suckling mules, 12 yearling mules, five 2-year-old mules, two 3-year-olds, besides work horses. work mules, mares, colts, and house hold furniture. The young stuff will grow Into money fast. Bryan and Smawley turned off 12 3-year-old mules last spring at $2200 spot cash. This kind of stock will grow Into money faster and with less expense than any other. It takes no more to raise a mule or a horse than it does a steer, and yet it will sell when ready for the market at four times as much. • • ; A water meter has been installed in the high school building, which will register the amount of water used in the building and on the lawn. Several other meters will be Installed in different parts of town as an ex periment and the council may decide to put meters In every residence, re quiring the patrons to pay in propor tion to the amount of water used.