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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VII. NO. 51 I NEW DOCK IS DONE MUCH LARGER than the first PLANS CALLED FOR The Kennewick Improvement Co.'a dock at the landing was com pleted last Friday and the new b>at the Inland Empire, was the first boat to tie up at the new wharf. The twenty to thirty tons of cargo 'for this point was then unloaded in about half an hour, which gives some idea of the way the dock will help in the rapid handling of river freight.. For s.orage purposes a floating warehouse will be erected at once which will complete the work and give the .shippers on the Columbia the lx>st accommodations at Kennewick of any point on the river. The original contract for the dock called for 22 bents and the bid of Mr.Clark, the contractor, was $3050 After the work was well under way It whs decided that the tramway plan be given up and the dock be made enough wider to permit teams >to drive on it and unload direct to the boat and turn around at the ex treme end and drive off. To ac commodate this lb additional Knits were put in and that greatly in creased the cost. To still further strengthen it an additional corded stringer was put in the full length of the platform. A sheer boom was also put in up-stream to pro tect the structure from drift wood and anchor piles for the boats to tie up to, driven. With these addition al features, the cost was increased to about 16500. Rivermen say it is one of the best and most convenient docks on the river, and assure the company that they will bring the new dock all the tonnage possible. MEAT HUNGRY Sunday evening about 9: 30 the ' Dircksen Market was burgalarized.; Two men entered the front door by cutting the screen and reaching through and unfastening the lock. Although Mr. and Mrs. Dircksen were in the living rooms at the hack of the shop, so quietly did they work that they were not discovered. They wnt through the papers in the desk in the office, opened the safe and pulled out the books and papers I, • * that were there for safe keeping. The cash d rawer, of the safe was not opened however. They finally made off with several bottles of | horse radish, some ketchup, several kinds of meat and a couple of pic nip hams and last and most serious °f all, with Billy's favorite butcher knife. They make a get-a-away, although their entrance was dis covered shortly after they left. COLUMBIA HOTEL SOLO Coffin Bros, of North Yakima, this week sold the Columbia Hotel building and annexes covering five lots, to Geo. W. Bo wen. The hotel remain under the management Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Taylor as at present. A little later some exten sive improvements in the building *ill be made and probably a new gilding put upon part of the ground The consideration is re- Ported to be $4500. This building built by C. J. Beach about 16 Pars ago and is one of the land toarks to the old timers many of whom lodged under its hospitable ro( >f when they first came to the Mr. and Mrs. Beach con- Uc ted a hotel there for years and a t i.iter time Coffin Bros, had a gen ial >tore in the buildings which *r- •A. Hawes was manager of for a time. ah ' <^w ' " s condition remains °ut the same, the difficulty being 111 m to t>ik ■ -urtielent nourish ent to up hi> strength. VILLAGE SANHEDRIM IN SESSION The town council met Tuesday evening with Hawes, Bier and Cro well present and Mr. Hawes was elected temporary chairman. Mo tion was made to give the Yakima Valley Power Co. the temporary use of a strip of Adams street Sx.'»l for the location of a part of the plant, the campany agreeing to va cate at any time on sixtj* days notice by the city council. The matter of certifying the speci al taxes assessed against the im provement districts was discussed in the light of the new law which requires such collections to be made by the Oountv Treasurer and the taxes remaining unpaid will be certified to him by Clerk G. N. Cal houn. On account of his removal from town, City Treasurer B. F. Knapp will resign and a successor will be named in the near future by the Mayor and confirmed by the Coun cil at the next meetiug. Landlord O. C. Stark was grant ed a license to run a billiard table in the Hotel Kennewick until Nov ember, 1909. Dr. F. M. Crosby, the city health officer, and marshal E. D. Ellis re ported that there was delay and in a few cases positively refused to comply with their orders in refer ence to abating nuisances. Both officers were given instruc tions to carry out the provisions of the law and the ordinances to the letter and their actions was sust ained by the council. The usual grist of bills were audited by the finance committee and ordered paid. Police Judge Staser filed his re port for March. Twenty-two cases city cases came before him and fines and costs assessed to the amount of $140. Only $28 of this was paid in cash and about $20 in fines were remitted by the court, leaving a balance of about $400 which was worked out on the streets for the most part under the direction of Marshal Calhoun who has had a big chain gang most of the time during most of the month. ® Mayor Johnson came in faom | the bank directors meeting and j presided during the latter part oi' j the session. He was instructod by j vote of the council to issue a proc- i lamntion for clean-up days on next j Tuesday and Wednesday. April 13 and 14th. The board of Health 1 and the mayor also gave notice that all public meetings would l>e pro hibited and the marshals were or dered to notify the public that child ren were to be kept off the streets and every precaution made to pre vent the scarlet fever from spread ing. The petition of property owners asking that the fire limits be ex tended from Pacific to State streets and from Second to Front Street was laid on the to hie until the next meeting. - The application of the ITover In vestment Co. tlint the city accept the streets and alleys as submitted on their platf or a part of Anion's Addition was rejected. The bill for the publication of j Ordinance No. Go granting a fran chise to the Yakima Valley Power Co. for their transmission was re ferred to the company for payment. The special election returns on the Garden Tracts withdrawal elec tion were canvassed and the vote found to be 29 for to 37 against the withdrawing from the city limits. G. H. Sanders was hired to irri gate the streets and care for the trees for the next two months. The council then adjourned subject to the call of the Mayor. BEST INVESTMENT IN KENNEWICK 7 room modern house and three lots for sale. Will pay ten per cent net profit besides doubling In value in a short time. For sale by Omar W Rich Inv. Co. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909 OBSERVE MEMORIAL 01! MASS MEETING CALLED TO PLAN CEREMONIES At a meeting of the survivors of the War, for the preservation of the Union, held at the Odd Fellows Hall in Kennewick, April 2d. The following action was taken: After taking the necessary steps for the formation of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kenne wick, Comrade (J. Henneberry, who was chairman of the meeting of "Old Soldiers", appointed a com mittee of invitation to secure the co-operation of the general public in the solemn and patriotic duty of observing in a proper manner the ceremonies of Memorial Day. As this is our first attempt to ob serve the day in a proper manner, and that all may know our inten tions, we thus early make- our ap peal to you for your presence, and help, that proper arrangements may be made for the occasion. We, therefore urgently invite the the Mayor of our town, the members of our Town Council, the ministers of the several churches, superintend ent and teachers of our schools, the business and professional men to gether with all patriotic men and women who may desire to honor the memory of the men, who, on land and sea gave their lives a free offer ing for the preservation of the Union of the States, to meet in mass meet ing at the Methodist Church on Tuesday evening, April l!»th at 7 :r,O o'clock, at which time the differ ent committees will be appointed to carry out the necessary details. John H. Lkitkk A, H. Jahnakan W. L. IvIMRKRI.Y G. J. Hennkbehrv J. I). Hastings Committee, MAYOR ORDERS CLEAN-UP TEAMS FURNISHED TO REMOVE DEBRIS TUES. AND WED. All citizens and property owners of Kennewick are requested to clear their premise? of rubbish and refuse on or before Tuesday qr Wednesday April 13 and Mth, 1909, which •lays have been designated by the council as general clean-up days. The town will furnish the necessary teams to remove all rubbish and refuse raked off of the property ar.d piled near the alley of the property. It is further ordered that all rub bish and refuse not collected from the property as above mentioned on or before the said general cleaning days, shall be declared a nuisance and removed by the officers and the expense thereof charged to the property owner. L. E. Johnson, Mayor. By order of the Council; Dated this 7th day of April, 1909. THE GARDEN TRACTS STAY IN At the special election the voters decided that the Kennewick Gar dens should remain a part of the city. The vote was light, 2 1 votes being east in favor of tla- withdraw al and 37 against sueh reduction of the city territory. A total of i>t> votes out <if a registration of 100. Very little discussion was had over the matter on election day. NURSERY STOCK A choice lot of home grown nur sery stock for sale consisting of all the leading commercial varieties ot apples, peaches, pears, also berries, grapes, etc. Write at once f<>r par ticulars to Richland XtrseryCo., 305 Richland, \Yn. Then 1 will be <'atholic services at the residence of G. Heuneberry, Sun day, April lltti at i) o'clock a. ra. HENKE-RAUSHER Mr. Gust Henke and Miss Pauline Rausher were married Tuesday eve ning at eight o'clock by the Rev- Henry Brock man. The ceremony took place in the home to be occu pied by the young people in the Garden Tracts and was witnessed by the close relatives of the contract ing parties and a few friends. Mis- Edith Moore acted as bridesmaid and Henry Otte as groomsman. The bride is a niece of Mr. Raush er, having made her home with bin in Kennewick about a year and ha!- made many friends. The groom has been a resident of the citj* about five years, being a brother of Mrs. •J. F. Shafer and in one of our high ly esteemed citizens well worthy ol the wife he has chosen. The Courier joins their friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Henke a long and happ\ married life. STOLE JEWELRY ANDARECAUGHI Last Friday night about 10 o'clock YY hitelock's Jewelry Store was brok en into and two men secured en trance by prying open the back door. They took some jewelry from the cases and all the watches from the repair rack and departed with 5175 worth of goods. They tried to sell one of the watches at the Ranier Bar and the bartender noti fied Marshal Ellis who hurried over to Y\ hitelock's store and found a burglary had been committed just as he at once suspected. From the description given by the bartender he remembered having seen the men about town. He took the 1:15 trait* to Pasco and arrested boih men on the street there and recovei - ed much of the jewelry but tl e watrhes are still missing. Saturday they were given their hearing. They gave their names as Fred Goodman and Morgan Askew. Judge Staser bound them over to the Superior Court under $5000 bonds. . Marshal Ellis is deserving of much credit for his quick work. | YOUR MONEY BACK IF GOODS PROVE UNSATISFACTORY | ■ * " > That The Store That Gives You The Forced all Other Best Vafue In Merchants To West. e a : 1| VISIT OUR STORE FOR YOUR EASTER WANTS | JH, iJt Bever ' I ' Dress ® s 4gpyf|l Have No Peers sto $25 Our Spring line of Beverly ' I' ''' )P Mi tailored dress skirts are the Mllt 1 | j|: |§T most attractive and beauti ; Jj!| |:'| 11 111 ful we have ever shown. We 1 Mil 'IV 111 Ira have them in all the new ' Jill I him Ilium spring shades in voils, Ger ; lllm man ta^etas > French ba -IMm tiste chi^on Panamas <M |||HWJ^r||l l|_jp When down town step in and let us show you. 1 II li Alterations tree by an expert alterer. i 2559 31 ' New Wash Suits New Shirt Waists New Shoes « Hand tailored; all new shades. . I„ uu i j * i i• T 8 In silk taffeta, messalinc, nets or n black and tan, low or high. 1 $3.98 to $15.00 fine lawns The Peters Shoe which means 2 No two alike Large assortment the world s best. ft One-half saved We save you one-third We save you one-third PRECAUTIONS ARE TIB PUBLIC MEETINGS FORBIDDEN AND KIDS CORRALED Owing to the fact that there are four eases of scarlet fever in town, til in mild form, and that then has lx-en a chance for many to catch the disease before the families were inarantined. the Board of Health and the Council decided to issue notice that all public meetings be discontinued until further notice md that all children be kept off the streets of the town and on theii >wn property until the danger oi '.he spread of contagion is past. A telephone message from the city health officer this morning is t< the effect that there are no new eases in town and that the quaran tine would be lifted the first of the week. In order that medical at tention may be given promptly, parents are urged to call a physi cian as soon as there is any evidence >f sore throat or the breaking out of a rash of any kind. WORK OE6INS ON RROWN BLOCK Monday the work of excavating the cellar of the Brown block at the corner of Washington and Second street by a crew of men under the direction of contractor J. A. War ner was commenced. As announced in the Courier last week Mr. Warner lias the contract for the foundation and also the walls of the building, which will be of re-enforced concrete. The contract price for the work is in the neighborhood of $8,000. The local lumber companies have all received the estimates for the luml>er for the building and are preparing their bills which are to be mailed to a Pomeroy architect, J. E. Tupper. Mr. Brown will be down in a few days to give personal attention to pushing the work. WHOLE NUMBER 363 DEATH OF MRS. MURPHY Mrs. Mary Honolly Murphy died Tuesday afternoon at tin 1 home i f Mrs. Win. Howell of a enm plica tion of scarlet fever and diptheria. Mrs. Murphy was thirty six years of age and for the past eight years had made her home with Mrs. Win Howell most of the time. About four years ago she was 'narried and went to live in Tacoma. Hhe was the mother of two sons one of whom with other relatives sur vive her and are in Tacoma. Her husband was killed about a year ago and shortly afterward Mrs. Murphy and her baby a few weeks >ld came to Kennewick. The baby which had been adopted by Mrs. Howell, died last fall and was buried in the Kennewick Cemetery and Tuesday night the mother's 1 >ody was placed beside it. She was a lifelong believer in the Catholic faith. Her life was one of hardship and sorrow but she made a brave and honest struggle and won the friend ship and respect of all who came in contact with her. NOTICE The Board of County Commiss ioners have entered an order calling in and cancelling all drainage dist rict warrants issued in payment of work on the Haxton, Finley and Richland drainage districts, issued to date and will issue in lieu there of warrants hearing interest at the rate of eight per cent per annum in terms of chapter 180 of the Session Laws of the State of Washington, 1909. \V. S. Jenkins, County Auditor. Prosser, Wash., April 8, 1909. AN INVITATION The old soldiers of the Union ex tend a eordial invitataion to the vetrans of the Spanish War to meet with them next Saturday afternoon at three o'clock in the Odd Fellows hall to consider matters of interest .