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WILL LIST SILL FARM TRACTS FOR BENEFIT OF IMMIGRANTS COIXTV COMMERCIAL CLUBS AND FARMERS UNIONS MEET IX JOINT SESSION The joint session of the Farmers Union and the Federated Commer cial clubs of Whitman count) last Tue&ay was attended by about 100 delegates aud visitors. After partak ing of an excellent chicken dinner served by the ladles of the Christian church the session was called to order by A. F. Brownell, president of the Pullman Chamber of Com merce, who delivered a short ad dress of welcome, In the absence of E. E. Flood. J. P. Duke of Palouse. first vice president of the Federated Commercial clubs, presided and Fred Whetsel of Rosalia acted as secre tary. The Uniontown Commercial Club was admitted to membership, and then the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, A. F. Brownell of Pull man; first vice president, A. R. Mc- Claskey of Albion; second vice presi dent, R. C. Wilson of Garfield; third vice president, Fred Sutherland •■,( Colfax; secretary, F. O. Uruvvnson of Pullman; treasurer, Chas. L. Mac- Kenzie of Colfax; board of directors: J. L. Neil of Colfax, F. M. Slagle of Pullman, H. A. Lousing of Palouse, C. 11. Bentley of Garfield, Peter Trlesch of Uniontown, and K. P. Deering of Albion. The Rosalia member will be named by the Rosalia club. A proposition to raise the mem bership dues in the Federated clubs from 10 to 20 cents per annum was continued to the next meeting. Gordon ('. Corbaley, secretary of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, was called upon to discuss the im migration question. He took the position that the opening of the Panama canal is bound to bring a large influx of immigrants to the Pacific Northwest. Many of them will _c undesirable, many of them will be without money, looking for work, but some of them will have enough means to engage in intensive farming, provided they can secure small tracts of land on easy terms. He argued that the development of the country will be fostered by the cutting up of the big farms and the Production of more live stock and dairy products in place of wheat. He suggested that if every commercial club In Whitman county could in duce the big land holders around each town to agree to sell two or three 40 or 80 acre tracts at a stipu lated price, and on easy terms, many of these desirable immigrants could be provided for and that they would Blve to each community a practical demonstration of the benefits of in tensive farming. The Spokane Chamber of Commerce would adver tise all tracts so listed in their lit erature, free of charge. After a lively discussion . in which r-any of the delegates participated, a motion made- by George N. Lam- Mere Sr. of Palouse was adopted." it Provided that the secretary of each commercial organization in the county be requested to find out how many small tracts of land around ** town can be listed for sale at a stipulated price, and to report same 0 the president of the Federated dubs. •On motion of Oliver Hall the presi ent and board of directors were au w'zed to select one or more dele k tea to the state immigration meet -Bat Olympia this week. Rev. C. 11. Jttrtson of this city was chosen as lb& delegate. com ,Mr' Brown, representing the as i 011 which is in charge of the ttl , exhibit at the Panama-Pacific position, made a brief address, ft?. the collection of exhibits from '"w County. Hon *E/ Wenham urged the circula tes °i 80me smaU Piece of adver the g literature calling attention to Whltresources and - advantages of mITT County The matter was red to the board of directors, as also the selection of a place for «1, * raeetin B. and the afternoon *g>n adjourned. r«ma! y * handful of the delegates Uead ned for the open session of tc&M [7 eVenlnF- but those who lis- K. n* 0 the remark of President E. 7 an.. and C. B. Kegley. master The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. of the State Orange, were fortunate in having remained for the night meeting. President Bryan gave a comprehensive resume of the great advantages offered by the state of Washington, mentioning the advan tages which are already being en joyed by the people of the state and those which are now in process of development. President Bryan spoke of the educational system, in cluding the University, the State College, the .Normal schools, the common school system, as well is the reformatories, penal Institutions and school lor the mentally defic ient as ranking high in comparison with that of older states in tho Union. The great agricultural re sources and the advantages offered b> the state for the many lines of agriculture, including adequate rainfall for all purposes in most sec tions, and the excellent soil and cli mate were mentioned as among the greatest advantages enjoyed by the people of the state. The splendid railway systems which reach every part of tin- state, the excellent waterways, the great coal deposits, the timber, the clay deposits, and the unlimited water power, most of which is yet unhar nessed, were enumerated by Presi dent Bryan as advantages which combine to cause a general feeling of optimism and hopefulness among the people of the Evergreen state. In closing, President Bryan gave seme timely remarks concerning the opening of the Panama canal, and mentioned many ways in which th« 3 great canal will aid materially in de veloping Washington and the entire Northwest. C. B, Kegley confined his remarks to a discussion of some of the "Seven Sisters" measures, endorsed by the joint legislative committee of the Direct Legislation League of the state of Washington, the State Fed eration of Labor, the Farmers' Union and the State Grange. li dealing with the merits of initiative measure No. 8, which prohibits the collection of fees by employment bureaus, Mr. Kegley mentioned the employment agencies, with their exorbitant charges for securing em ployment for workmen, as one of the greatest evils which the people of the state have to face. He men tioned one instance where a teacher, employed at a salary of $1800 per year, paid $180, or 10 per cent of the salary, to the agency which secured the position for the teacher. "The average lumberjack in the district east of Palouse," said Mr. Kegley, "pays $4 0 per year to the employ ment agencies for securing positions. These positions are constantly changing, at least 50 men going into the region and the same number go ing out during each day, providing an enormous and unreasonable source of revenue for the employ ment agencies." Mr. Kegley suggested that one of the best plans of conducting the em ployment bureau system on a basis which would work a hardship on none, would be the establishment of free agencies in each town, with the city clerk, perhaps, in charge. The road bill included in the "Seven Sisters" was dubbed by Mr. Kegley the "anti-pork barrel bill," and the purpose of the measure was explained in detail. It. F. CAMPBELL ILL B. F. Campbell was taken sudden ly ill with appendicitis last Thursday and was taken to the Pullman hos pital, where on Friday he was op erated upon. He rallied well from the effects of the operation and it is probable that he will be in a condi tion to return to his home in a few days. BENEFIT FOB BASEBALL TEAM A benefit dance- for the Booster baseball team will be held in the K. of P. hall this evening. A big crowd will assist materially In assuring Pullman of a successful season of the popular sport. The hall and the or chestra were provided for the team free of charge and every dollar paid for a ticket will add a full dollar to the diminished exchequer of the team. ......4 PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 27. 1914 WHITMAN COUNTY* FORGING TO THE FRONT WASHINGTON, I). C, March 95.—With a Crop production val lied at $12,540,700, Whitman county, Washington, was excelled by only three of the 2050 counties of the United Stales in the value 111 ciops in 1010, according to the final reports of the census of agriculture for tint year, announced today. Los Angeles county, California,' was first with _ crop valuation of 914,780,000; Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, was second with a valuation of $13,0.10,000, and McLean county, Illinois, was third Willi a crop worth $12,811,500. Other counties made the following showing: Livingston, Iro quois and l.aSalle counties, Illinois. 911,877,800, 910,607,800 and 910,222,200, respectively; and Aroostook county, Maine, $10,151, --000. The total value of the crops produced in these eight counties was 905,401,000, or about wo per cent of the total valuation <il all crops raised in the United States, which was 95,487,101,000. The figures lor the United States show that the total value of the crops averaged $10 per acre, and 900 per capita. Pioneer Citizen Called by Death W. I. Hickman, lot- Forty-two Years a Resident of Whitman County, Dies at Age of Sixty-eight Years W. P. Hickman, better known as "Frank" Hickman, passed away at his farm home near Almota last Sun da) morning at 6:10, and Whitman county had lost one of its earliest pioneers ami a man who has accom plished much in his efforts to assist in the development of this section. Mr. Hickman had been troubled with heart weakness lor some time and the end as not unexpected. William Frank Hickman was born in Warren county. Indiana. March .'!". 1846, and would have been G8 years old had he lived until the .loth of the present month. In March of the year 1854 he moved with his parents to Iroquois county, Illinois. At the age of 16 years he enlisted in Company X of the 76th Illinois vol unteer infantry, and served. three years during the civil war, taking part in the siege and capture of Vicksburg, Miss., also in the storm ing"'"and capture of Fort Blakeley, Ala., and seven other general en gagements, including Jackson, Miss., where his regiment lost 117 officers ai-tl men. Following his discharge from the army he returned to Illi nois and on February 16, 1868, was married to Martha Wilson, who sur vives him. Mr. Hickman came to Oregon, via California, in the year 1871, and spent the winter at Roseburg. The following year he came to the then Territory of Washington, locating on September 9, 1872, on the home stead five miles north of Almota which formed the nucleus (of his present land holdings consisting of seme 1537 acres. Mr. Hickman was a lifelong mem ber of the Methodist Episcopal church, uniting with that faith on December 31. 1860, and re-uniting Throw Out the Life Line—An Idea Wrecked WANTED —Large electrotyped re production of William Jennings Bryan. Apply to E. W. Thorpe at Thorpe's Smoke House. While the above advertisement is not authorized by Mr. Thorpe, it is paid for by some of his friends as a last resort to satisfy one of the latest, whims of the popular smoke house proprietor. Mr. Thorpe recently con ceived an idea, probably not his first, hut undoubtedly one of his most unique. Aforesaid idea was the in stallation of a grape juice display In one of his spacious show windows. His official window decorator did his work admirably and the result was one of the most artistically decorated windows ever seen In Pullman, hut the keynote of the display, and that part on which Mr. Thorpe had set his heart, was missing. It was his inten tion to place a- large electrotyped re production of William Jennings Bryan, the grape juice champion, in the center of the window. All went well until Mr. Thorpe journeyed forth to negotiate the loan of a picture of the great statesman to add the necessary dignity to the display. Local democratic admir ers of William Jennings Bryan were ! approached, but when Thorpe ex plained the object of his visit the here in the year 1882, as soon as a .Methodist church was established. Mr. Hickman was a member of the G. A. R. post of Colfax and always took a keen interest in matters of civic importance. He was a staunch advocate of state-wide prohibition, and even after he had been forced to take to his bed with his final illness he asked if it would not be possible for his daughter to drive him about the neighborhood so that he could circulate the petition asking that the statewide prohibition question be given a place on the election ballots this fall. His last act in this world was to sign the petition himself, after which he expressed the desire that he might live to see the measure enacted into a law. Deceased is survived by a wif-, 10 children and four brothers and two sisters. The children are- Frank of Moscow, Mrs. Anderson of Stock ton, Cal., Mrs. George Burley of Spokane, S. W. Hickman of Almota, Mrs. James (Smart of Almota, Rhoda of Spokane, Mrs. L. MeCaw of Al mota, Ora of Edmonton, Alberta, Roy of near Colfax, and Martha, who is still at home. Three brothers, El mer, Alexander and Henry, are all well known and influential pioneer formers of this county. Funeral services were held from the family home Tuesday morning at I 1 o'clock. and interment was in Oneeho cemetery, near his place. Many old friends from neighboring towns were present at the last rites, and the large funeral cortege but at tested the high esteem in which the pioneer j farmer was held. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M. S. Anderson, an old Illinois friend of Mr. Hickman, who later came to this county and or ganized the first Methodist Episcopal churches at Colfax, Moscow and Pullman. Rev. Anderson was assist ed by the Rev. C. E. Gibson of Spokane and the Rev. Mr. Armand of Albion. i answer was In each case the same— j negative. Thorpe grew desperate, and even went so far as to pledge his Influence as republican central com mitteeman to each of the numerous candidates for the Pullman post office, but the much sought picture was not forthcoming, the loyal demo crats refusing to be bribed to allow the desecration of the likeness of Mr. Bryan for advertising purposes. The window display is still Incom plete and unless the advertisement published above, with the attendant ! explanation, softens the heart of some good democrat and results in the loan of a likeness of the premier : statesman, Mr. Thorpe's "great Idea" | will fail lnglorlously in execution. I ACCUSED OF STEALING WATER M. A. Northrup, employed in the machine shops at the college as an engineer, was yesterday afternoon taken before Justice George N. Henry to answer to a charge of un lawfully opening the street cock to the service pipe of the city water sys tem to obtain water for his premise* without authority. Mr. Northru;) entered a plea of not guilty and claimed that the water was turned on when he moved onto the premises. , For lack of sufficient evidence Jus tice Henry dismissed the case. POSTOFFICE SOB-STATION WILL NECESSITATE SPECIAL ELECTION ONE MAN WILL UK THK ONLY ELECTOR IN ELECTION TO l-.\- TEND CITY LIMITS "Collego Station" will In all prob ability be the name of a postoffice sub-station to be installed soon in the auditorium building at the State College. For several years the establishment of the station has been under consideration, but definite steps were not taken until last Tues day night, when Postoffice inspector J. R. Pullenwelder contorted with President K. A. Bryan, Regent it. c. McCroskey and tin- city councilmen, with the result that plans for the establishment of the branch of Uncle Sam's office were formulated and steps to secure the sub-station will be taken at once. Considerable red tape will ha necessary to secure the station, the first step in which will be to in clude that part of the college cam I.us on which the auditorium build ing is located in tie- city limits, and to do this a special municipal elec tion, with the residents of the trad of laud included in the proposed ex tension as the only qualified voters must be held, it is planned to peti tion the city council for an election for the purpose of extending the municipal limits to hide a narrow strip of land, only as wide as the auditorium building, and extending from the north line of the campus, running behind Stevens hall, to and including the south wall of the audi torium building. In the election a unique situation will arise, as the only resident of the tract of land in cluded in the proposed extension is the janitor of the auditorium build ing, whose vote will be the only one cast and who will hold all the power In the election. To secure the elec tion a petition containing the names of at least one-fifth of the residents of the district will be necessary, and the one lone name will in this case constitute a unanimous petition. The election, however, must be in strict accordance with the elec tion laws, with a full election board, end advertised polling place, booth, at.d all the necessary paraphernalia, including printed ballots. The cost of the election will he considerable and to relieve the city from the ex pense the college has offered to stand all the expenses of the extra ordinary affair. In 1910 It was recommended by a postoffice inspector who visited this territory that a sub-station be In stalled at the college to handle the vast amount of outgoing and incom ing mail for the college, the experi ment station and students and of ficers of tbe institution. An opinion from the attorney general to the ef fect that according to the postal laws it was impossible to establish a sub station outside the city delivery lim its, put a temporary quietus on the matter, however, as the entire col lege campus is outside the municipal limits. Upon his visit to Pullman the early part of this week Postoffice Inspector Fullenweider again took the matter under consideration, and set about to devise ways and means of Including a part of the campus in the municipal limits for the purpose of Installing the station, and his con ference with President Bryan, Re gent McCroskey and the city dads resulted In tho plans outlined above The sub-station will he installed In the north front rooms of the auditor ium building, on the ground floor, the rooms now used by the Christian associations, which will provide ad mirable quarters for the office. Th station will be in charge of a clerk from the main postoffice here, who will be responsible to the postmaster. The station will be equipped to han dle all the business Incident to a postoffice. Including money order and registry business, and at least two clerks will he required to handle the work. It Is probable that at least two months time will be re quired to secure the establishment -if the station, as the regulation tine must be given for the election and all the red tape Incident to any munic ipal election must be complied with, While no segregation of the col lege mall has ever been made at the local postoffice, It Is estimated that NUMBER 26 fully 3G per cent of the total out i Ing poundage is from the college, with perhaps 25 per cent of the total number of Incoming and outgoing pieces to and from the college or persons connected with the institu tion. A great amount of free mat ter in the form of bulletins, cata logues, etc., is sent from the college, ar.d this, as well as the smaller mail, would ail he handled at the sub station. The Incoming mall addressed to "College Station" will go through the main postoffice la locked pouches, hut will not be opened until it reaches the sub station. Inspector Fullenweider has requested the force in the postoffice to weigh all the - ollege mail during next week to enable him to get a lino on the probable business of the new station, PULLMAN MOOSE EN.TOY SMOKER Three Boxing Matches and Two Wrestling Bouts Provideed En tertainment for Large Crowd of Moose and Friends The first purely 'smoker" enter tainment, ever held in Pullman was that given last Thursday evening under the auspices of Progress lodge. Loyal' Order of Moose, and the great success of the evening's entertain ments, Which included a goodly amount of good, clean sport, augurs well for the future of such entertain ments here. The first boxing bout was between Dee Caddis and Boyd Maynard, both college students, who went three fast rounds to a draw de cision. Earl Chilton earned a de cision over Bennie Burns in the sec ond boxing event, and in the thirl Gleason and Wills, both of Colfax, boxed three rounds for a draw de cision. Doane, who last year won ali-interscholastic football honors when playing with North Central high school id' Spokane, got two falls from Arthur Henry in the first wrest ling match, neither man going to the mat in one of the three periods. Elsie Duffy won the same decision over Bert Laird. Turner Shirley again entertained the audience with a rendition of his famous "mule" song. AUTO hoodooed, SAYS KERH Hr. L. A. Kerr of Colville, game commissioner for Stevens county, was in Pullman yesterday on his way to Spokane. Dr. Kerr was on an automobile tour of this part of the state ami upon reaching Pullman the engine refused to drive the car further and the game commissioner was required to take the train to Spokane. Last fall Dr. Kerr was in this section with his automobile and then also he became "stalled" in Pullman and had to forsake gasoline machinery for the surer steam cars. He is now convinced that Pullman is a hoodoo for his automobile and says that on his next trip he will go around this city to preclude the pos sibility of a third tie-up. Mr. Kerr's present trip is In the interests of the fish hatchery which was recently established at Colvllle by the Stevens county game commis sion. The commissioner is attempt ing to dispose of the surplus fish "eyes" which the plant has turned out and was dealing with Harry Austin, one of the Whitman county game commissioners for the purchase of 100,000 of the cutthroat trout, which the Colvllle hatchery will sell at $1 per thousand. In rase the Whitman game custodians accept the offer, Ho- "eyes" will he sent to the state hatchery to complete hatching, and the baby trout will be turned loose in Whitman streams. BARLEY JIM PS A five-cent raise in quotations on feed barley and a one-cent raise In fortyfold wheat featured the activ ities of the local grain market this week. Yesterday's quotations were: Fortyfold, 78c; club, 7G»/ <! c; red Russian, 75% i oats, $1 per cwt; bar- Icy, 95c. Brick work on the two new college buildings started In earnest this week and the work will be rushed with all possible haste.