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Vote on Railway Franchise.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 16.—A spe cial election is in progress here to day to decide the question of grant ing a franchise to the Metropolitan Street Railway company giving it a monopoly of the street railway busi Mrs. Clark's Bakery IS ON SALE AT THE FOLLOWING GROCERY STORKS Buckeye Grocery PWMM Grocery Pearl Grocery Sanitary Grocery Shade & Parsliall's P. P. Holcomb Insist on your grocer giving you the best bread—that's Clark's. XMAS FRUIT CAKE Delmonico's 20-Year Fruit Cake, in sizes to suit the consumer. We will roast them to order for you. Place your order now. We can please you. Mrs. Clark's Bakery GOOD PORK CHEAP SPECIAL SALE ON SAT., DEC. 18 for cash only half or whole hog at None delivered or charged. Now is the time to get your supply. Remember, this special price is only on Dec. 18th, 1909 The Little - Wetsel A Gold Watch Is the Present You Have WANTED MOST Your pride has been stung time and again when pulling out that old silver watch you've grown so tired of. Just give a hint to the one who wants to know the present you most desire. A good way is to show this advertisement. We carry a full line of the World's Besft Makes Howard IT jewel 25-year case 035.00 Hamilton 17 jewel 25-year case $22.00 Walthani 17 jewel 25-year case 915.00 Lady's Solid Gold Genuine Diamond $45.00 Lady's Solid Gold Hand Engraved Case $40.00 Lady's 25-year Gold Filled Case $20.00 Lady's 20-year Gold Filled Case 515.00 Walthani or Elgin Movements in these cases. ness in Kansas City until 1951. In return for the franchise the com pany is to bind itself to provide a first class service, to extend its lines wherever needed, to adopt a system of universal transfers, and to sell tickets at the rate of 25 for $1. OUR BREAD TURKEYS 3« Wi ■■trhrc Avenue North. WE WILL OFFER FOR 10c Company per lb. THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1909 CIVIC CENTER PRO JECT IN SEATTLE I Seattle, Dec. 16. —The plan of fu ture improvement and development of ■ the city of Seattle as set forth in the ' ordinance presented to the city coun ! cil last night calling for the appoint | ment of a municipal plans commission I has met with favor in the eyes of a ! number of men prominently identi j fled with the leading interests of the ! city. According to the terms of the bill, j there shall be appointed a city plans j commission of twenty-one members, ! which shall be empowered to employ | three men of national reputation, rec | ognized as authorities in city plan ; ning, who shall, under the direction of the commission plan for all civic improvements. This plan, after re ceiving the sanction of the commis sion shall be submitted to the people at the next general election. If a majority of the duly qualified voters of the city indorse the plan it shall 'be adopted and followed by all city! officials in the growth, evolution and | development of the city until modi- I fied at some subsequent election. A number of prominent business men ' favor th<> project. Beauty and Utility. Women*have an eye for the beauti ! fill always: it is not surprising. therefore, that the woman's auxiliary iof the National Rivers and Harbors congress, now in session, should con sider a plan Jo beautiful the banks of rivers. There are possibilities in the' suggestion that pansies and Lom bard? poplars could be used to ad vantage in ornamenting the banks Of rivers. The beauty of the plan is apparent, but it has a utilitarian value also, for these plants would tend to strengthen the banks of riv ers and would protect them against washing and caving. It is a practice on the Mississippi river, and doubtless on other rivers: where levees are needed to protect the lowlands against floods, to bed j the levees with a grass of tough variety and to otherwise seek to strengthen them by the use of plants. Not much attention, however, has been paid to the question of beauti fying levees, though levees will easily lend themselves to treatment of this kind, and certainly it would add much to the beauty of water courses to pay more attentian to this ques tion. The women who agitating the question at the national capital now can accomplish a great deal that will be of real value. Of course, it will not be possible to beautify the banks of rivers at all points, from the source to the mouth, but it will be possible to greatly improve and beau tify the land which slopes to the wat er's edge at a great many places. Reauty and utility in this matter, as in a gerat many others having to do with public improvements, may be combined! It will probably require many years to do what the women want to do in this particular; but they can do it. and they will render the country a good service if they carry out the program they are now considering. South Africa's National Holiday. Cape Town. Doc. 16.—For the first time in history Dingaan's day was celebrated today as a public holiday in all of the states comprising the new South African union. Original ly the observance of the day was confined exclusively to the Trans vaal, as it was intended to commem orate the anniversary of the over throw of the Zulu forces by Pretor ius in 183 S. and later was associated; with the proclamation of Boer in dependence in ISSO and the public, funeral of Paul Kruger in 1904. By] common consent it has Ween decided that the special racial significance j ! shall no longer attach to the observ-l lance of the day, and that in future | Dingaan's day shall be celebrated as a general day of thanksgiving for the; progress of white civilization in South! Africa. Texas Field Trials. Taylor. Texas, Dec. IS. —A sports- I man-tike atmosphere pervaded this! ; place today as it was the opening dayi j of the annual field trials of the Texas! Breeders' club. Good sport is expect-' ed during the three days of the meet,! as game is reported plentiful on the: clnb preserves, while many of the dogs entered in the various events! I have a natipnal reputation. Retirement of Major Anderson. Washington, Dec. 16.—Major Wil liam T. Anderson, chaplain of thej Tenth United States cavalry, closed j his active career in the army today. : having been transferred to the re- j tired list on account of poor health. 1 Major Anderson is a native of Texas, j and was appointed from Ohio chap lain in the Tenth cavalry in 1897. State Assessors to Meet. County Assessor Osborn is in re ceipt from Ft. V. Railsback. of Ta-i I coma, secretary of the State Assess- j j ors' association, a notice that the an-' : nual meeting will be held this year January 10, at the Spokane county courthouse. The sessions will last a week. TO DEMAND WAGE INCREASE Chicago. Dec. 16.—Registered at the Lexington hotel today are nearly all of the leading officials and mem bers of the executive committees of the two powerful labor organizations, the Order of Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood of Railway Train men. Tomorrow these officials ar. 1 to hold a formal meeting to canvass the vote of the railway employes in the eastern territory on the question of demanding wage increases and con cessions as to hours of work, w'ih the alternative of a general strike in the event of a refusal on the pan of the railroads to comply with the demands. That ;i demand for a general wage increase will be made is certain, and it is the general opinion among those well informed as to ihe situatior. that the railroad companies will ie fuse to comply with the demand. This does not mean, however, that a s-'eu eral Strike will he declared at once. The demands of the employes will be in the shape of a :>0 days' notice to open existing contracts, so that no conferences can he held with the railroad managers before January 20, at the earliest. Tf the managers should refuse a conference, or reject the demands, the laws of the two brotherhoods require that the mat ter be again submitted to a vote of the men. which the labor officials say would require at least 15 days. When a strike vote has been taken another conference with the managers must be sought, so that it would probably be the beginning of March before any actual strike could take place. Should the threatened strike take place it undoubtedly would become one of the greatest struggles in the history of the labor movement in America. All of the operating em ployes on the eastern roads would be involved at the outset, except the engineers and firemen, who have or ganizations of their own. The s'rike would affect all of the 32 railroads east of Chicago and north of the line of the Chesapeake &• Ohio. The list of demands to be present ed by the two brotherhoods com prise 1". articles and various sub divisions. The first nine articles relate to the details of pay for freight and passenger conductors, freight and passenger brakemen, baggage men and flagmen These call for ad vances of from 10 to 30 per cent over the wages now paid, it is de manded that not over ten hours be required for a day's work in any branch of the service, and that over time after ten hours shall be paid for at pro-rata rates. One of the demands that the rail roads are almost certain to resist is that which stipulates that deadhead ing in freight or passenger service shall be paid for at full rates for the ciass of service in which the men are regularly engaged. This means that when a trainman or conductor ends his run at a point away from his next point of departure and dead heads, as it is known in the service, hack to his starting point, he shall receive the same wages for the run so made as he would be paid if he were on a regular run. In the same con nection the demand is made that trainmen running with a light loco motive and caboose shall receive full wages. Glass, Glass Bring in your sash and we'll do the rest. We have it in all sizes. Russell & Johnson Painters and Decorators LOW PRICES on PAINTS and Everything for the Bnilder $1.50 per gal. Strictly Pure Ready-Mixed Paint Send for Color Card Shingle Stain . . . . 70c gal. "Ironite" Floor Paint $1.40 gal. Wagon and Implement Paint 35c pt., 50c qt. Brushes 50% less than usual prices Send us a list of your wants and let us quote you prices prepaid to your station. SEND FOR FREE CATALOGUE "■•liable Dealers" 2006 WestlaKe Aye. Seattle THE NEW BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS Truxton King By GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON This is the best selling novel in America. If you read novels, or give them as presents, you will naturally want it. Illustrated by HARRISON FISHER $1.50 The Title Market By EMILY POST A story that appeals to all sorts of American women. 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