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VICE GIVEN THE READER. TODAY'S NEWS TODAY IS WHAT THE PEOPLE HOEVT UPON HAVING, AND IT El THE EFFORT Of THE WORLD TO GIVE CBS BBS T POSSIBLE SERVICE, NOT ONLY IN THE WAY OF ALL THE CLEAN NEWS BUT BY - TIB JOB WORK, THE PLANT IS NOW EQUIPPED FOR EVERYTHING IN THAT LINE. PER WEEK IOC VOL. IV. NO. 155. ILL CITY GRANT SIDE TRACK FRANCHISE TO G. I? This is the Big Question That is Agi tating Citizens, Particularly of Col umbia Avenue-Full Text of Fi an chise Printed—Symposium of Opin ions of Business Men. . • To grant or not to grant a fran chise to the Great Northern railway for the location of a sidetrack on Co lumbia street is the* question that is being discussed very freely in the city at the present time. Some two weeks ago the franchise was present ed to the city council for action at a special meeting. At the regular meeting held one week ago there were some citizens who protested against the granting of the fran chise, and Tuesday evening of this week was fixed upon as the time for all citizens who had any protest to make on the matter to appear before the council. A number of citizens were present to protest, and there was also a petition from the owners of a large per cent of the frontage of the street asking that the fran chise be gfanted. L. C. Gilman. western counsel for the Great North ern, in a letter to the city council, asked that action be deferred on the question for one week, stating that he would be here personally to go over the matter with the citizens. He stated that the railroad company did not want to appear arbitrary in the matter, and would not force the matter over the protests of the prop erty owners. He stated that the rail road company did not want to ask anything that might not be for the general good of the city. It is thought that on the coming of Mr. Gilman to the city this question will be settled satisfactorily to the inter ests of'all concerned. In order that the people of the city might understand definitely the proposition of the railroad compar and what is wanted, the proposed IN STAMP SALES CHRISTMAS BUSINESS AT THE POSTOPFICE HAS DOUBLED IN PAST FOUR YEARS IN STAMP SALES ALONE. Business in a local postofflce is a good criterion as to the general prosperity of the locality, and taking '*' the business done in the Wenatchee postofflce during the months of De cember for the past four years in the stamp sales alone shows that a wonderful gain has been made. The following are the stamp sales for these-months for the past four years. The month is not yet over but the business without the two remaining days shows sales in excess of $2,000. 1905 * 933.57 1906 1,087.59 1907 . . . ! 1,462.42 1908 in excess of 2,000.00 The local postofflce has made among the greatest increases in gen eral business of any of the second class postofflces in the state for the past year and shows how the valley is growing. SPECIAL MEETING W. R. C. A special meeting of the Woman's Relief Corps will be held at Sprague hall Saturday afternoon, at 2 p. m. All members are requested to be present. Lyman Shotwell returned to Se attle today. He had been visiting relatives here. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMRER 31, 1908. franchise is published in full, as fol lows: An ordinance of the City of We-: natchee granting to the Great North ern Railway company, its successors' and assigns, the right, privilege and authority to lay down, construct, ; maintain and operate a railroad track along, over and across cer.ain streets, avenues, alleys and other public places within the City of We natchee, and granting to said com pany, its successors and assigns, right of way for such track along, over and across all such streets, avenues, alleys and other public places of said city. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WENATCHEE DO ORDAIN AS FOLLWS, TO-WIT: " Section 1. The City of Wenatchee does hereby grant to the Great North ern Railway company, its successors and assigns, in perpetuity, the rlgh . privilege and authority to lay down, construct, maintain and operate a track of standard gauge railway, a;; !hereinbelow designated and specified, together with all needful crossovers and connections between said track, and any other track adjacent there to, along, over and across the several streets, avenues, alleys and other public places hereinafter designated within the limits of said city, and also a right of way for said track along, over and across all said sun-, dry streets, avenues, alleys and other public places of said city. Section 2. The track of standard gauge railway, the laying down, con struction, maintenance and operation whereof are authorized by this ordi nance, and the right of way hereby granted for the same, are described as follows: One track of standard gauge rail way on Columbia street, in said city of Wenatchee, extending from the (Continued on Seventh Page.) STAG PARTY. A. E. Wieland and Percy Scheble , entertain at a stag party tonight at I the Olvmpia Cafe. . MADE A NICE PROFIT. C. E. Smith, who yesterday closed a deal for the thirty-acre Mc- Mullen place on Sunnyslope, came here two years ago from Wisconsin. He arrived here one day and the next he bought the place he recent ly sold on Murray street. He paid j $4,000 for the place and his eastern folks thought that he had been stung. He sold it a couple of weeks ago for $7,140, besides having the products of the place for two years and his tools left. Miss Isabelle Byron, of Minne apolis, arrived today to take her po sition as fourth grade teacher in the Stevens school. Miss Helen Siebenshush went to Leavenworth today to visit relatives for a short time. NEW CONCRETE BLOCK PLANT. A. E. Parrish, who last year came here from North Yakima, to take cliarge of the A. J. Linville concrete block plant, has purchased land on Okanogan avenue and has gone Into the concrete block business himself. He has installed a very complete plant and is prepared to turn out anything in the line of building blocks, chimneys or anything in the ornamental line. It has been demonstrated that the concrete blocks are going to play an important part in the building of the future in this valley, and the plants that are already in operation here are doing a good business. Mr. Par rish is a very practical man and no doubt will receive his proportion of the business. ORGANIZED A copra COLUMBIA COMMANDERY OF KNIGHT TEMPLARS HAD INI TIAL MEETING LAST NIGHT OFFICERS ELECTED. The Columbia Commandery of Knight Templars, composed of Royal Arch Masons, was organized her* last night, with twelve charter mem bers. Officers were elected and meetings are to be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the Masonic temple. The charter members of the commandery are J. B. Holmes, O. D. Johnson, E. A. Wy man, R. S. Ludington, W. J. McCoy, P. W. Kent, R. H. Hotchkins, Walter M. Olive, Roy Thayer, and three members from Leavenworth, John C. Davis, Martin Christensen and An thony Blomke. Officers were elected as follows: R. S. Ludington, com mander; O D. Johnson, generalissi mo; W. J. McCoy, captain general. The Commandery members are de sirous that all Knight Templars of neighboring places not affiliated with any lodge, would send their names in to O. D. Johnson, of this city. COLUMBIA BRIDGE ADDITION LOTS. The Red Apple Real Estate Com pany report great activity in Colum bia Bridge addition, and report the following sales already this week. Frederick L. Hazelton, lots 12, 13, block IS. $165. Harry Richmond, lots 1, 2, 3, block 18, $325. J. W. Caldwell, lots 10, 11, block 18, $100. Charles D. Hale, lots 8, 9, block 1 8, $150. Mrs. Emma Harkness, lots 4, 5, block 18, $225. Mrs. Emma Harkness, lots 11, 12, block 19, $165. Mrs. Dora Lawrence Cameron, lots 7, 8, block 19, $225. Mrs. Dora Lawrence Cameron, lots 7, 8, block 22, $95. /ALLEY PIER COMPANY PASSED TO W. D. LOVELL One of the Best Power Propositions in the State-Already Furnishing Elec tricity to the City of Cashmere-Mr. Lovell Owner of Section of Land on Sunnyslope. Walter D. Lovell, an engineer of Minneapolis, who recently came here and purchased a section of land on Sunnyslope, above the ditch, has practically closed a deal for the Val ley Power Company plant on the Wenatchee river. It is likely that the papers will be closed up today on this transfer. When seen this morning by a World reporter, Mr. Lovell stated that the deal was prac tically closed and that the papers would likely be signed up today but until the sale was completed he did not care to talk of his plans for the future or how he would utilize the product of this big plant. The Valley Power Company was Incorporated here two years ago by Messrs. W. T. Clark, P. M. Scheble and Marvin Chase. During the past year a great water power site above Cashmere has been developed and a plant installed. This company has a franchise for the city of Cashmere for power for pumping purposes and for lighting purposes. The Cash mere plant is about completed and it is thought that juice can he turned on in a few days. This plant was SALE OF IDE BHESS LOT BUILDING NOW OCCUPIED BY FLUHARTY BAKERY SOLD BY CHAS. A. HARLIN FOR $7,500 — BUILD TWO-STORY BRICK. There has been considerable change in the ownership of corner business property recently, but Chas. A. Harlin closed a deal today for an inside business lot, selling the build ing now occupied by the Fluharty bakery. The new owners are H. K. Freeman and Mrs. Warrens, both of Seattle. The sale price was $7,500, and the new owners are going to build early this spring. The plan is to erect a two or three-story build ing and the new owners are figuring today with adjoining property own ers as to parti-walls and it is likely that there will be more than the one building go up. Mr. Freeman, his daughter and Mrs! Warrens have been in the city a number of days and are very much pleased with the prospects of the city. FELL IN OPEN CELLARWAY. Hilbert, the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Kuntz, fell into an open cellarway Just after dinner to day, in front of the Wenatchee Elec tric Co., and was quite seriously in jured. The boy was going along and did not notice the hole in the side walk. He was picked up and taken to a doctor's office, and it is not known just how seriously he was injured. Mr. Kuntz is employed in the harness department of the Welle & .VJorris store. Mr. and Mrs. T. Gwinn and sons returned to Seattle today. They had been visiting M. W. Bird, here a week. Charles Dunning, Harry Miller and Max Whalin went to Cashmere to day, on business for Ellis-Forde & Co. put in primarily for furnishing pow er for the big improvements con templated by the Wenatchee Canal Company and is already now in use in boring the 3,400 foot tunnel through the Shotwell hill, through which the high line canal will flow instead of being flumed around the hill Mr. Lovell, the new owner, is a prominent engineer of Minneapolis, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He and his brother came here recently and purchased a section of land above the di'ch on Sunnyslope. The plan had beec to put in a pumping plant to take water out of the ditch, hut it Is likely that the power for pumping will come from the plant that has passed to Mr. Lovell. Whether the new company under the management of Mr. Lovell will seek an entrance into this city and be a competing company is a question that the peo ple will be asking and the World will furnish this information just as soon as possible. Mr. Lovell has not as yet vorked out any plans for the future. FRANCHISE COMMITTEE 10 MORNING SESSION J. L. Snapp Met With the Committee- There Was No Action Taken-Mr Snapp is Surprised at Opposition of Property Owners-Says Track Will . Appreciate Value of All Property. Unexpectedly J. L. Snapp, right of-way and tax agent of the Great Northern railway, dropped into the city this morning and had a confer ence this forenoon with the fran chise committee of the city council. He was greatly surprised to find the opposition that had arisen over the proposed franchise of the company. He had anticipated no trouble in having it passed. Mr. Snapp stated to a World re porter this morning that last fall the management of the Great. Northern outlined plans for the spending of a great deal of money in the improve ment of the railroad facilities in We natchee. The laying of a sidetrack on Columbia avenue is a part of the program as outlined and if this can not be done it will disarrange all of the elaborate plans that have been made. "The people of Wenatchee have to realize that this is not going to be a one-track town," said Mr. Snapp. "We must bu'ld for the fu ture and the railroad company wan's to be in position to serve all of the people and give the best possible service. To show how the business is growing in this station it is only necessary to state that during eleven months of the year 1905 we, shipped by freight from this station over 400 cars; in the same period of time in 1906 we shipped over 500 cars, in 1907 over 600 carS, and this year, from July 1 to December 1 we Seat out of here. 1,176 cars of j Judge Steiner arrived here yester day from Waterville. He came down expressly for the hearing of the-Nol op case, which will be commenced Monday. He will have some minor ■ matters during this week." On Sat urday the Olds suit will be up for hearing. • I ' ' Miss Pearl Jessup entertained a 1 few of her friends Tuesday evening, jat her home on Mission street. The ! house was beautifully decorated with large Christmas bells and green and red crepe paper. A dainty three course luncheon was served by the hostess.. Plenty of music was fur nished the entire evening, and all ex pressed themselves as having a jolly good time. Lena Provo, of Okanogan, was in town today. He left this evening for Seattle. Mrs. L. D. Stokes, who has been i visiting her daughter, Mrs. R. E. ; Sullivan, for a week, returned to her home in Seattle today. LEAP TEAR BALL. j The leap year ball given by the young ladies of Wenatchee was a 'grand affair. Thirty-five couple were present aid all were attired in full dress gowns and suits. The special lances of the even'ng were the Barn and Moonlight dance Tie decorations were colored shades ion the lights, fine rugs on the floor and delightful cozy corners were formed. The girls provided a nice luncheon and passed cigars around to the hoys. After luncheon Miss Fawn Wells favored the company by singing some songs in her pleasing way. Miss Irene Austin accompanied her on the piano. The young folks danced a few more times to the mu sic of the piano, furnished by Mrs. Stevenson. The young folks say that It was the most delightful function, they ever attended. rot TEAR SS.OR 5c PER COPY freight. This is exclusive of the ex press business. This shows how the business is growing and we must be in a position to handle it and want the co-operation of the people of Wenatchee. We do not want them to fight us or think that we are at tempting to do anything that is not for the best interests of the city. (Continued on Second Page.) APPEAL FROM GOV. IAD ASK PEOPLE OF STATE TO RAISE FINDS FOR SUFFERERS OF STRD XXX ITALY AND GREECE Special to the World. OLYMPIA*, Wash., Dec. 31.—Gov ernor Mead today issued the follow ing proclamation: "Whereas, \n appalling calamity has been visited upon the southern portion of Italy and the island of Sicily, resulting in the loss of thou sands of lives, the widespread de struction of property, the devasta tion of crops, the wreck of business, the ruin of commerce and untold suffering, distress and want; and "Whereas. This condition will be followed closely by famine, and dis ease, two terrible agencies that ac- I company all such natural cataclysms; ; and, "Whereas, This condition can be ! great ly alleviated by the generosity of sister countries promptly exer cised; and, "Whereas, In such an emergency there is a gravely important factor jin rendeirng needed assistance and the heart of charity throughout the civilized world is wrung by the awful j misfortune that has befallen the af | flicted people of the devastated dis trict; "Now, therefore, I, Albert E. Mead, governor of the state of Washing ton, urgently appeal to the gener ocity of the people of this rich com monwealth, asking that they imme diately assemble In the centers of population and ough organized ef fort raise funds for the relief of the suffering thousands of Italy and for ward the same to the stricken pep pie, through the secretary' of state of the United States." M. R. Snodgrass went to Snoho mish today to take a position with John Potts & Company. CARD PARTY. Mrs. C. A. Bowers entertained at "500" yesterday, at her beautiful home on D street and Washington avenue. The house was decorated in holly and carnations. There were twelve tables, four ladies at each. A handsome picture was given to Mrs. Terry Ross for winning the most points. Mrs. Jack Quigg received a bouquet of carnations for the con solation prize. A very line four course luncheon was served at the small tables. Mrs. Bowers was assisted in enter taining by Mrs. Terry Ross, Mrs. E. F. Thayer and Mrs. A. Z. Wells. Sev eral of the ladies have remarked that "It was a long time since so many handsome and beautifully dressed women had gotten together in Wenatchee."