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:Friday, June 4, 1926 WASHINGTON STATE BRIEF NEWS ITEMS Principal Events of the Week Assembled for Information of Our Readers. Hugo George Kelly, 54, secretary to Mayor Brown of Seattle, died sudden- ty. A $30,000 pipe organ for the Trin- ity Episcopal church has arrived at Hoquiam. The 38th annual state grange con- vention is being held in Kennewlck this week. Voters of the Kelso school district itpproved a $20,000 special levy by a rote of 171 to 55. Cowlitz county berry growers are receiving higher prices this year for lheir berries than ever before. The body of a Filipino, apparently Ilain and robbed, was discovered float- g in the Chehalis river at Aberdeen. A general reorganization of the Ta- P.oma police department is announced by H. Dyer Dyment, commissioner- #lect. Thomas Secrest, Whitman county pioneer and the largest land owner m ;he county, died at Oakesdale, aged J5 years. E. G. Bixler, 56, superintendent of *,he state custodial school at Medical Lake, dropped (lead In the school vuilding. Expenditures at the Puget sound levy yard at lh,emerton and vicinity m the next fiscal year are expected I}y navy officers to total $10,734,800. Edward W. Robertson of Spokane, aas been named temporary chairman Df the democratic state convention in Wenatchee June 12, it is announced. Two hundred Indians and descend- ants o the Cowlitz tribe met in an- nual convention at Chehalis and con- sidered matters of interest to their members. Mrs. Clara McCarthy Witt of Seattle thd only graduate of the class of '76 will attend the celebration June 12 of lhe 50th commencement of the Uni- versity of Washington. Owing to the rapid growth of Seattle and the increasing demands upon the ompany, the Seattle Lighting com- pany has increased its capital stock om $4,000,000 to $10,000,000. .Floyd Frone, machinist's mate em- ployed in the Puget sound navy yard at lremerton, and his wife were found In their cabin near Charleston with bullet holes in their foreheads. Federal Prohibition agents raided a dairy ranch near Tacoma and seized 7400 gallons of moonshine, two 500- gallon stills, 70 sacks of sugar, 350 gallons of kerosene and an automobile. Four Italians were arrested. .Selah residents were alarmed when what appeared to be a wild herd of buffalo stampeded through the main |treet. The herd was: part of that owned by Gibson brothers and was be- ing moved to lower pasture grounds. A call for bids has been issued for the erection of two new dormitory units at the Ellensburg Normal school, ane for men and one for women. The two buildings will increase the stu- dent housing facilities on the campus by approximately 226. Fred C. Walker of Long Beach, Cal., was elected president of the Pacific Coast Association of Collection Agencies in an annual convention at Seattle. E. K. Plasecker, Dallas, Or., was named vice-president, and W. W. Clarke, Spokane, Secretary-treasurer. Pioneers of the inland empire at their annual meeting at Walla Walls re-elected the following officers: Presi- dent, William S. Clark; vlce-presl-! dents, Joe E. Painter, W. tI. Kirkman and W. G. Cordiner; treasurer, Allen H. Reynolds; historian. Mary Gilllam, and secretary, Dement Church. Twenty-three thousand dollars in cash and a bank draft for $20,000 were Dbtained by four unmasked highway- men who held up Ben Flaks, mes- senger for the American Savings Bank and Trust company, and J. F. Beattie a teller of the bank, who was acting as a guard, on a downtown Seattle Btreet. Seattle and Portland shipping men known as the Dawson-Tllorndyke in- terests have made an offer of $5,0000- D00, one-fourth cash, for five shipping board vessels operated out of Seattle to the far east in an effort to prevent the ships from being sold to R. Stan- ley Dollar of San Francisco on his of- fer of $4,500,000. Plans for preparing an airplane landing field on the pork dock area of Grays harbor are being worked out by representatives of the Hoqulam and Aberdeen chamlisrs of commerce and port dock officials. Planting of 1,500,000 trout fry in the various streams and lakes of Lewis county for this season is well under way by County Game Warden Otto J. Beusch and his deputies. To dale 409,000 fry have been planted. The plantings include eastern brook trout, steclheads and rainbows. Realty dealers of Grays Harbor Pierce, Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Cow- Iltz and Pacific counties met in Abet. deen for a two-day conference starting Monday. State Senator Metealf, chairman oi the joint legislative commission nam. ed to investigate reclamation in this state and recommend a policy to the "next legislature, has been summoned to Washington, D. C., to confer with Dr. Etwood Mead, United States com. missioner of reclamation and Dr. Hu. bert Work, secretary of the interior. Announcement was made at Che. halls by J. Dirkmaat of New York city that a cmhpany of Holland bulb growers which he represents will at once engage in growing of narcissi on an extensive scale in the Chehalis valley near Chehalis. A company with from $80,000 to $100,000 capital will be, incorporated to handle the proposi. tion. A band of seven elk planted iv southeastern Thurston county on the headwaters of the Skookumchuck a year ago is already beginning to make its presence annoying to farmers In Lewis county. Farmers in the Hen. ford district report that the elk are growing altogether too friendly and are visiting their fields and ruining crops. Reports received by the West Coast Lumbermen's association for the week ended May 22 showed that 109 mills produced 115,012,279 feet of lumber, sold 129,778,652 feet and shipped 133,- 674,833 feet, against 114,627,416 feet produced by 108 mills, 120,564,138 feet sold and 107,175,233 feet shipped for the week ended May 15, an increase on all items for the current week Tent caterpillars are infesting an area near Kalama in such numbers that the white fences and posts along the Pacific highway where the road runs .along the lowland are covered with brown masses of them. Between Carrolls and Kalama wide stretches el brush have been killed by them, and fear is expressed that the hordes may invade orchards of the county. At present they are feeding principally on willows and cotton woods. Indicating a possible intention el constructing a logging railroad from Preachers slough and Blue slough in Grays Harbor county on the Chehalis river to Primo, a distance of about 20 miles, the Saginaw Timber com. pany, the Northwestern Lumber com. pany and the Anderson & Mlddleton Timber company have applied to the department of public works for per. mission to construct a number of high. way and railroad bridges on the pro. posed route. THE MONROE MONITOR " Monroe, Washington SNOHOMISH COUNTY IS HARTLEY SOLID The republicans of Snohomish had l a great field day in Everett when they met in mass convention and did' everything that may become men to do in the matter of endorsement o Gov. Roland H. Hartley and his ad- ministration of that high office. The only discordant, notes heard in the meeting were spoken by Atty. Ben Sherwood and' Mrs. Harry John Mil- ler, and which merely lent a little spice or variety to the situation--the conventiov was Hartley so over- whelmingly that such protests did not amount to much. The convention was called to or- der ir the courthouse by George Co- lumback. Edward H. Mills made a motion that H. D. Cooley be made the temporary chai*rman and which was unanimously accepted and Mr. Cooley went into action in a speech of eulogy of both party and Gov. artley anfl was vigorousl.y cheered along the way. His closing words, "Let's say well done good and faith- ful servant" referring to the gover- nor and which was greeted wth a salvo of approval. In his speech Mr. Cooley said the whole affair was but a tempest of short duration within the Washington G. O. P. and' would soon be forgotten. J. D. Bird enter- tained the convention with a long speech wherein he set out the state's losses in ses of public timber and quoted one instance where $194,000 was lost to the state thru the meth- ods used in selling were responsible. The following were named as dele- gates to the state convention to be held in Longview: Everett--Roland H. Hartley, Jos. Irving, W. P. Bell, W. R. Booth, Jas. Templeton, Edward Mills, Dr. C. A. Mead, Stuart Taylor, Thomas Stiger, George Adamson. Thomas Fleming, J. F. Birney, J. A. Theurer, Charles Deney, Mrs. Noah Shakespeare, Mrs. George Deering, A. R. Fenwick, C. S. Coleman, A. C. Edwards, H. D. Cooi- ey, W. H. Tierney. Arlington--George Murphy, L. N. Jones, L. C. Palmer. Snohomish--R. D. Deselle, W. W. Morgan, Jack Bird. I Monroe--W. J. Williams, R. J. Stretch, Milton Stephens. East Stanwood--Peter Henning, C. R Amundsen. Stanwood--George Mitchell, A. L. Willhite. MarysvilleDr. C. C. IWunn. Logan Smith. W'allace--George Startup Edmonds--Louis Arp. Currie--W. K. Hindley. Lowell--Mrs. J. D. Smith. Pinehurst--B. C. McCormick. Birmingham--Charles Schroeder. Startup---E. F. Frost. Florence---John Ellingson. Fred W. Thedinga, W., L. Lille- moen and i-t H. Clark are the Monroe alternates on the .Longview delegation. R. J. Stretch was a member of the committee on state convention delegates. In the resume of the various con- ventions as published we find that a strong Hartley sentiment is the rule Showing an increase of $5,279,759, or and especially so from the bigger auproximately 351/ per cent over 1925, ! ...^,, ______,cmmuniies easto__,.__ r_,_.. _ ___,f the mountains as the tax commission has placed! ral:SWa ' u.,,,...u,,, . u.::a:'^a-'matral state g the 1926 valuation of the personal proI for the governor apd what he has un- erty of the Pacific Telephone & Tele. dertaken to do. The big clay politi- graph comliany in this state for tax.[cally of course will be that at Long- ing purposes at $20,146,376. The com. mission valued the personal property of the Home Telephone & Telegraph company, operating in Spokane and vicinity, at $2,569,390, an increase of about 34 per cent as compared with the year previous. The state highway committee has awarded the following road contracts: Lewis countyClearing, grading and draining five miles of the ocean beach highway between the south forks ot the Chehalis river and Meskell, to Hen. dricks & Olson of Chehalis at $71,669. Skamania county--Construction of a 40-foot span reinforced concrete through girder bridge on the Bank highway near Skamanla, to At. well Brothers of Port Orchard at $7045. Clark and Skamania counties--Resur." facing 30 miles of the North Bank highway with gravel between Caress and Wind river, to Lea Welch of I Goldendale at $9113. Skagit county l --Paving 0.2 of a mile at Telegraph slough, to Norris Brothers of Burllng. ton at $7678. The Federal Light & Traction com. pany, representing Sanderson & Por- ter, New York, announced at Chehalis, through W. W. Briggs of Aberdeen, that it had completed land purchases and floodage rights about and below Mayfield, 25 miles southeast of Cho. halls, for immediate construction of s $6,5000000 hydro-electric power project. Generation of 49,000 kilowatts is con. templated in the first unit of construc tlon that will be made a mile below Mayfield in the Cowlitz river gorge. A dam 155 to 185 feet high will be built. The second and third units, which will be constructed as soon as conditions warrant, will produce 88,000 kilowatts, or 110,000 horsepower, and 30,000 kilowatts or 37,500 horsepower. The eventual cost of the prpject is set at $22,000,000 and its output at 166,000 kilowatts or 207,500 horse- power. Officers are unable to find any trace of Victor Farrl, a youth who walked away unmolested after stabbing to death Phillip Marchand, 21 years old, of Anacortes, in a fight at Blanchard. Rel)resentatlves of Parent-Teacher associations of Washington closed their annual convention at Spokane by electing officers, choosing Everett as next year's convention city, and adopt. ing resolutions taking issue with Gee. ernor Hartley's educational policies and scoring lag prohibition enforc meat. view. Chautaqua season tickets are on sale until opening night for $2.50 for adults, less for the yungsters. Buy them from any one of the 42 committeemen. Watch This Space Every Week For I I I As items faro Kitchen and to acquaint the public ,with the delightful quality of our products, we are pricing our Week End Soecials below actual cost of the ingredients. Friday-Saturday- Sunday , Bakery Dept. Fresh Raized Donfits 15c Dozen Made and fried with Snow Drift Candy Dept. Home Made Peanut Brittle 15c Pound Fresh from the kitchen Sedrb Wooley--The Nelson-Neal CashmereHeavy highway paving sawmill, idle for three years, opens and grading program under way, in with 100 men. this district. Index--S1,500,000 health resort is planned for Start Springs. Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade Rail- way asks federal extension until Dec. 31 to finish road in Lewis county. Balloon D.ay Schrag's Service Station MONROE Fox's Service Station PARK PLACE Sunday, June 6th Balloons Free For Everybody Tank Up With Olympic Gas "Washington Made for Northwestern Trade" PENNZ 0IL Supreme Pennsylvania Quality Modern Service Promptly Rendered Roads already contracted and building in Lewis county total over $350,000. Washington established 14 new in- dustrial plants during April. Page Five State finished surfacing eight miles of Penal d'Oreille Highway near Diamond flake. Cle ElumFoundations have been poured' for Spanski modern, two- story business block. Waitshurg--Early cabbage being shipped in car lots at good profit. [enney009. T STO New Medical and Dental Building--Everett, Washington There Are Some Thin00s You Do Not Want You don't want this store to have so-called "sales," to change its selling price from day to day, to increase or to reduce its prices to you. You do want the same, fair, advantageous prices every day in the year--thus enabling you to determine whenever you are shopping just what you are getting in QUALITY and SAVING on each article purchased. Furthermore, it is of great importance to have com- paratively fresh stocks to select from day after day. We lay no claim to having always the largest stock. Tim superiority of our goods, for one reason, rests in the fact that shipments are constantly arriving from our forty buyers, in NEW YORK, who are constantly in the market. Thus our goods are never shop worn, soiled nor undesirable in other ways. Our 676 store buying power means standard quality and prices that are uniformly low. t