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laundl Considers Lease of Light
Plant to the Shields
The electric light committee of the '
ouncil is now busy with contracts,
jjses, agreements, ordinancse, etc.,
jut have to do with the transfer of
be city plant to the Moscow Electric
,ight and Power Co. The various
locuments were read first time at the
Thursday night meeting of the council,
pi will come up for final action on
Thursday evening, March Ist.
The document for first consideration
is the lease, under the terms of which
the city \* to turn over to the Moscow
people all the light plant, poles, wire,
etc., now owned by the city, for a
term of 21 years, the rental for that
period to be $6000, to be paid in six
monthly installments of $1000 each,
commencing on Dec. Ist, next. The
Moscow people are to furnish a 24
hour service for light and power pur
poses, to extend the plant, and to have
the preferential right of purchase at
any time the city by vote can author
ize the sale.
The agreement which will follow
the execution of the lease provides
that the city council is to submit the
question of sale to the voters at the
next regular election, and if the re
salt is favorable to sale, then the sale
shall bo consummated to the Moscow
E/ectric Light and Power company
vpen the following conditions and
"Upon the sale and transfer of the
woperty hereinbefore described, by a
food and sufficient title the said party
of the second part agrees to pay the
additional sum of $5000, one thousand
dollars having been already paid by
the party of the second part, and it
is further agreed by and between the
parties hereto that the above one thou
sand dollars shall be held by the party
of the first part as a bond that the
party of the second part will carry
out the terms and conditions of the
above named contract, a receipt there
of is hereby attached and acknowl
edged. Provided that all sums in ex
ce-s of the sum of $30 per month be
paid as rental for the above property
during the existence of the least here
nbefore mentioned shall be deducted
from the purchase price of $6000."
The ordinance, which is of itself
he franchise rganting to the Moscow
fcople the right and privilege to come
ito the city and construct, maintain j
md operate an electric lighting and
tower plant for a period of 21 years
rom the passage of the ordinance,
ontains the usual provisions regai
ns the details of poles, wires, etc.,
id for the proper maintaining of the
ystf>m, protecting the city and its
Peets from damage, and for the giv
°g of satifsactory service to all parts
if the city, the service to be contin
'oua except that on Sundays lighting
■ours only will be observed.
The clause fixing rates is as follows :
That the said Moscow Electric
'•£ht and Power Company, its sue
You are Invited
To Come to the Pullman Auditorium
Monday Evening February 26
and to learn
Where the Nuts Come From
.N. 8.-Old Spettegue will tell you.
dlhf Mil I i W!£f 11 DI ?YV\ I h
jcessorsor assigns, will furnish said
current at not to exceed tho following
prices per K. .W. hour, namely 18
cents for the first fifty K. W. hours;
11 cents for the second fifty k. w.
hours; and 9 cents for all current over
one hundred k. w. hours used each
month by any one consumer; Pro
vided, further, that the minimum
charge for current on a meter basis j
shall be $1.25 per month, and Provid
ed, further, that tho minimum charge
for current on the flat; rate shall not
\j6e less than $12.5 per month. And
provided further that said Moscow
Electric Light and Power Company,
its successors aor assigns will furnish
power for heating and power purposes
to any one in the City of Pullman de
siring the same at rates and charges
no higher than are charged for heat
and power used under similar condi
tions in other towns and supplied from
same transmission lines and generating
The Power company is to furnish
meters at a rental of 25 cents per
month, ,or free of rental where a de
posit of $ 10 for the return of meter
is made, all meters to be kept in re
pair and adjustment by the company
Power for operating the city water
system is to be supplied at a price of
one cent per k. w. hour, said current
not to be used for a period of four
hours each day during the time when
the "peak" load is on the lighting
plant except in case of fire or emer
gency. If the current is used druing
the four hours of "peak" load, the
charge for that time shall be two
cents per k. w. honr.
The price for street lighting is
fixed by the ordinance at two and one
half cents per k. w. hour.
The following prvision is made for
a readjustment of rates.
"That the said City Council of the
said City of Pullman, at the expira
tion of ten years from the execution of
this franchise may readjust the prices
that shall be of maximum charge, pro
vided however, that the prcies then
named shall not be more than 25 per
cent lower than the average prices of
Eastern Washington plants, at that
time providing, however, that the
prices so fixed shall be estimated on
the basis of rates charged in cities of
practically the same size and popula
tion as the city of Pullman."
W. S. C. BESTS WHITMAN.
Friday night the W. S. C. quintet
won the deciding game in the series of
basketball games with Whitman
College. The first game was lost to
Whitman by a narrow margin on the
Walla Walla court. A return game
was played here Wednesday night, be
ing won by W. S. C. on the close
score of 21 to 19.
Last evening's contest was also
close, going to the home team at 10 to
8. When time was called the score
stood eight all. In the next few
minutes Smead, by a long and difficult
throw, landed a pretty basket, winning
the game and the series by two points.
Roy Morse is enjoying a visit from
his brother, Ben Morse, of Spokane.
The latter will return home tomorow.
Dr. White made a business trip
to Lewiston yesterday.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1006.
Two Bids Before Council for Street
■ ■ : ■ $£&M .
All members of the city council were
present Thursday evening except Prof.
Fulmer, who was absent from the
city. L. R. Miller, appointed to
succeed Councilman Priest, resigned,
was in his seat for the first time.
A resolution setting forth that the
city was unable to properly conduct
its electric ligkting plant under pres
ent conditions, and argeeing to a lease
of the plant for a term of years to the
Moscow Electric Light and Power Co.
Following this the clerk read the
agreement, lease and ordinance that
had been prepared covering the matter,
and all three documents were laid over
till the next regular meeting.
An ordinance repealing ordinance
No. 16 was read first time and laid
over for final action till the next meet
ing. The ordinance which it is pro
posed to repeal is the one to "prohibit
the maintaining, conducting, operat
ing, playing or using nickel-in-the
slot machines or other devices of like
character wherein there is an element
Sealed bids for the paving of por
tions of Main and Grand streets were
receievd from P. G. Bickford of Pull
man, and 0. H. Horton of Colfax.
The council will meet in special
session Saturday evening at 7;30
o'clock to consider the bids.
The Bickford bid was as follows:
Sub grade, $1.50 per foot; drains, 50
cents per foot; concrete curb and gut
ter, $20 per yard; catch basins, $9
Mr. Horton uubmitted the following
figures: Sub grade, $1.45 per foot;
10 inch pipe, 10 cents per foot; 8 inch
pipe, 35 cents per foot; 3 inch pipe,
25 cents per foot; macadam, per cubic
yard, $1.75; catch basins and monu
ment boxes, $10 each; concrete curb
and gutters, $19 per cubic yard.
It will take considerable figuring to
bring the two bid.-; down to a common
basis, although one of the'bidders told i
the Herald that the Horton bid would I
amount to about $2.40 per lineal foot
for each side of the street, while the |
Bickford bid would .run in the neigh- ;
borhood of $2.60. As there are some !
3300 feet, counting both sides of the
Streets to be paved, it will make the
total cost about $8000, which is as- :
sessed against hte abutting properly.
As the council wishes to have the
paving completed by May 15th, and
with two months labor required to do
it, work will have to be underway by
March 15th. Commissioner Ruply,
who was present at the council meeting,
said that the district crusher and roll
er, now at Albion, could be at the dis
posal Of the city by that time.
There is a possibility, however, i
that the council may turn down both ;
bids, and do the work by day labor,
employing a superintendent to overs* c :
Bills wore allowed as follows:
Paul Abendroth, street work, $8.50.
H. Ounea, same, $6.50.
Ira Bader, same, $7.80.
S. B. Klosaner, same, $5.00.
M. Patterson, same, $7.40.
.1. Bader, same, $9.30.
L. Abendroth, same, $8.50.
J. E. Berg, same, $1.50.
Tom Chritaian, same, $8.30.
Wm. Kincaid, same, $16.
M. Hubbert, same, $1.
Geo. Chilton, same, $9.30.
W. A. Slate, Bame, $9.
S. Klosaner, $.60.
John Brooks, dray ing, $3.50.
Roy Maloney, asst. to city enignee*
in preparing street (rrade plans, $7.75^
Guy Heberling, same, $5.
'' .•JJjjron Walsh, same. $.25.
Dp Grimes, circulating petition, $3.
t' 'Central Electric Co., supplies,
voline Oil Co., oil, $9,
\%Wst Agency Co., supplies, $1.60.
.!' i?ist Clark, freight, stamps, etc.,
&. Clark, freight, stamps, etc., i
' '.Application of Enos and Spawr for
renewal of pool table licenses grant
pM "HER DOUBLE life."
The intellectual, emotional actress
Misa Laura Frankenfield, who made
such a hit with our theatre goers last
season, as"Mrs. Alving" in "Ghosts"
will be with us again next Wednesday
evening at the Auditorium, when she
will present that beautiful play, "Her
Double Life." This has been epsec
ially dramatized for Miss Frankenfield
frorh Wiklie Collins' "The New Mag
dalene," and our people have a rare
treat in store. Miss Frankenfield
is Without doubt the leading actress of
the-'entire territory she covers, which
is large. Last season the tour extend
ed to the coast and back and engage
ments were played in the leading
cities. "Her Double Life" is a most
pleasing story and sparkles with lines
of heart interest, thrilling climaxes
and situations. Best of all, the end
}£%&s r .most pleasing and everyone
i ic-iii', < ihcTtnelaca^.feelj n g hspptar and
ready to take up his duties. We have
enough of gloom in this world of ours,
without going to see it enacted on the
—Time and a plentiful application
of arnica will remove the mourning
from around Dr. Maguire's optic, grow
new skin upon his nasal proboscis,
and otherwise repair his injured anat
omy, but he says that he can never
forget the humiliation of having to
answer to each inhabitant of the city
the question as to "how the other fel- i
low looked." The doctor has a very
; plausible story for these decfiiencies
iin his face, however, and the story is
backed up by the driver who took him
I into the country to make a call last
Saturday night. It was while return- !
ing that the horses became refactioua,
and the doctor made preparations to
■ getput of tho buggy, when striking a ;
bunp in the road put him out more
! suddenly \ than he had figured upon,
and he landed on the hard ground on
his nose with the disfiguring^resull
mentioned. The doctor went to Nat
Bryant's, ; near whose place the acci
dent occurred, washed the gore from
his face, got a new horse, and came
ob without further catastrophe.
I —The annual bean bake given by
tie W. R. C. and G. A. R. on Friday
night of last week again broke the
record, even one apparently turning I
ait to show their appreciation of the j
good things, both literary, social and '
igstronomu-, prepared fur them by j!
be boys and girls of the 'tills. The,
?rowd was by far the biggest ever, :
the prorgam most entertaining, and
the "supper could not have been im
proved upon, the receipts of the even- j
ing being $218.25.
]»r. Hall, of Albion, was in the j
city yesterday. The doctor carries hia !
left arm and shoulder in bandages as
the result of injuries received in a;
runaway accident, Friday night of last
week. While returning from a call ]
his team became unmar.agabk- and ran
away, finally connecting with a tele
phone post, throwing the doctor to the j
ground with such force that his shoul-;
der was broken. Drs. Maguire and ,
Efaurrif v. ml to Albion and set the frac
- A Spokane commission house has
purchased the business of the Pullman
Poultry Co., and has engaged Mi. C. I
T. Potser, the former proprietor,- to
manage their affairs hero. Mr. Fos
ter will have charge of the business at
Pullman and at other Palouse points,
and is now in the market for poultry,
eggs, veal, etc. A full stock of poul
try and stock food will also be kept
constantly on hand.
— Carl Kamerrer states that the
farmer can begin to plow in a few days
more if the present weather contin
ues. On his farm the southern slopes
are already dry enough to work. Mr.
Kamerrer is another firm believer in
the value of the steel trap as a squirrel
extreminator, it being a surer method
of keeping the pests down than poison,
and of much less danger to stock.
—Evening Star lodge, No. 26,
Knights of Pythias, is to have a roll
call meet next Monday evening, when,
as the announcement states, each mem
ber will respond to his name with a
"quotation, anecdote, story, song, or
something for the good of the order."
An informal banquet and smoker will
Mrs. ,1. L. Metsker has returned
from a visit to her brother, Ed. Hard
ing, at Athol, Idaho. She says that
Ed. is doing well at Athol, where he
has an oat and timothy farm. He is
now the father of a bouncing son that
arrived some seven months ago.
—There have been many lectures
on George Washintgon, but few ser
mons have dealt exclusively with his
religious character. "Washintgon's
Religion" is the theme for the even
ing sermon at the Congreagtional
church tomorrow at 7'JO p. m.
—Methodist services tomorrow are
as follows: Sunday school, 10 a. m. ;
preaching, subject, "False Supposi
tions," at U am.- Bible study, 3 p.
m. ; Epworth lej/gue, - 6:30 p.' m;
preaching, "Debts of Honor, "7:30
-Born, to Rev. and Mrs. F. O.
Wyatt, about three o'clock last Thurs
day morning, a ten pound baby girl.
Both the mother and child are in ex
—Geo. Palmerton is now on his
homestead near Snake river making
some needed repairs on his cabin
probably getting it ready to accommo
—Re.v. Sargent will go to Grange
ville Monday where he will assist in a
series of meetings.
—W. M. Duncan was in Colfax
Advance in Men's |
\ Clothing Now Here j
Noticeable feature is length ol Coat,
Fine Workmanship and Natty Styles. 1
We are pleased to announce the arrival Jj
and readiness of our Spring Styles in ■jj
Men's Clothing. It would seem that ..
* the maximum of comfort and style I
t has been reached in Men's Suits, es- '3
pecially in the presentment ol «
I kTnT& F. Styles I
> t Attention is directed to the length of <j
1 sack coats, 31 inches being the favor- JJ
j^ ite length. This is one of the promi- fluent
[ vent style features which meets with J
E general approval. Coats are also vj
made very full and roomy, with large fl
sleeves. Some of the new arrivals: >J
♦ JJouble-breasted all-wool worsteds at J
I^. $15- Double-breasted black all-wool j
unfinished cheviot $15- Our $15
!/ line is immense. Come in, we will \
show them gladly. , 1
i Whitham & Wagner j
I Pullman, - - - Wash, j
OF GLEE CLUB
Enthusiastic Reception Tendered it
Wherever it Ap
The glee club on its tenth annual
tour throughout this state and in va
rious Oregon cities is accorded a wel
come the genuineness of which ran
not be mistaken as it is accompanied
by ticket sales that (ill the open
houses. The reports th;\t are given
001 after each performance arc decid
edly flattering, and every town an
nounces its wish for their return next
The club was never stronger than
now, its glees being of a high order,
and the lilttle comedy, "The American
Girl," written especially for it by
Professors Strong and Kimbrough,
pleasing the audiences immensely.
Mrs. Strong, soprano; Mr. Ellis, cor
net ist; and I'rof. Kimbrough, pianist,
are also with the club and add much
to its success.
On its appearance in this city after
its return it should be greeted by a
DEPUTY ASSESSORS NAMED.
County Assessor True has completed
the list of field deputies for this year.
There arc; 26 field deputies in the
county and they will begin work on
March 1. Following is a list of those
Geo. H. Newman, J.Colfax; E. C.
Westensee, Uniontown ; Fred Maynard,
Colton; William Swain, Pullman; B.
A. Swall, south of Pullman; P. B.
! Morris, Albion; S. .1. Boone,P alouse;
H. K. Eastre, Farmington; E. C.
Taylor, south Colfax; E. M. Goiles,
Gajfield; G. W. Perm Elberton; M. F.
Whaley, Oakepdale; W J. Oreer,
north Colfax; Henry J. Clarke, Tekoa;
G. VV. Wyer, Rosalia; H. E. Fun
ston, Pine City; St. Clair Saxton,
Wilcox; F. Smith, north of St. John;
J. H. Bonney, Hooper; J. C. R. Sid
ler, Dusty; C. J. Hoist, north of La-
Crosse; G. W. Case, Sr., west of St.
John; G. W. Case Jr., St. John;J. L.
Davis, west of Oakesdale.
Denton Crow, a former student at
the college, but now a practicing law
yer of Spokane, was renewing old ac
quaintences at. (he college Tuesday.
Mr. Crow is a member of the firm of
Crow, Cordiner and Cordtner, and is
doing exceedingly well in the Spokane