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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
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
•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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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.
"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
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
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,
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.
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.

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