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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VIII. NO. 27 VETERAN ANSWERS LAST GALL OF THE GREAT COMMANDER H Bu<y Honorable Life I 9 Now Finished G. H. Shanafelt died at his home jn this city Thursday afternoon after an illness of about a year and jhulf. His illness began about the time of his starting in business here and last January he was oper ated on in the hospital at Spokane and the operation prolonged his life for many months, altho it effected no cure. The last six months of his illness were months of much suffering but just as he had been a faithful and courageous soldier of his country in '64 and '65 so he was patient and uncomplaining in time of suffering. The funeral this afternoon will be held from the home conducted by the three ministers and the after ea re of the remains will be in charge of the Masonic Ix>dge of which Mr. Shanafelt was a member. Inter ment will be made at Sunnyside where the family formerly lived and where their relatives now reside. A committee of the lodge Messrs. Jas. Crowell, M. (). Klitten, .1. j Sercombe and 11. C. Tweedt will accompany the funeral party to Sunnyside where the burial services will be those of the Masonic Order under the direction of the Sunny side Lodge of which Mr. Shanafelt! is a past master. Mr. 0. J. Steward a relative and for many years asso ciated with him in Lodge work will j be the master of the ceremonies. j Nearly sixty years ago Mr. Snana-1 felt was born near Dwagiac, Mich igan, and at that place in his fif teenth year he entered the army, srving in the first Michigan Caval ry for one year. He had four broth ers in the Civil War service and the family was one of soldiers, his fath er having been a soldier in the War of 1812 and his grandfather was in the Revolutionary War. After the war he received his ed ucation and taught school for a number of years. Twenty-fiv» years ago at West Union, lowa, he was married to Miss Emile Davis and she and three children, Herbert Lynn and Lura survive him. The family came to Washington seven years ago and have lived at Sunny side and Kennewick during that time. In May 1908 he purchased the Gent's Furnishing business of Robert Scott & Sons and since his illness his sons have conducted the business. Mr. Shanafelt was a kind hus-! band and father, a progressive citi zen eager for the advancement of the higher things. As an old teach er he was zealous for the best in education. For more than a quart er of a century he was an active M ison squaring his life to the noble principles of that order, and was a supporter and regular attendant of church and the Sunday School. After a period of suffering, death has ended a busy and honorable career and he has "entered into the sure reward laid up for the faithful. REGISTRATION Registration for the city election j in December is very light and the j citizens should attend to this im-! portant duty at an early date. Only ; about 17.5 voters have registered and j more than a hundred more should do so. The Piosser registration for their local option election was 292 and we should equal it. It will have a good effect in unifying the forces and showing our strength to »>ther towns which will co-operate *ith us in the county seat vote. To register voters Clerk Calhoun will be in the council chamber every after noon from 1 until 6 o'clock. The garden tract folks should all notice these hours and govern themselves accordingly. Cal strenuously objects to having his sleep disturbed by any naughty people from that section of 1 the city wanting to register out of i hours, and, on the other hand it is j desired to have all registered with- j out extending the time a day he-! yond the legal limits to accomodate! the favored. At the city election it ! is probable that four council men 1 will have to be elected and a city ! treasurer. Crowell and Kruse's j terms expire and A. 11. Richards I term expires because he was only 1 appointed to fill vacancy on account' of the resignation of Jas. A. Rose. 1 Most probably a successor to W. A. Hawes will have to be selected as' he will undoubtedly settle on his I homestead at Hanford. READY TD LAY STEEL North Coast Engines and Track Lay ing Machine Arrive Two North Coast Locomotives Numbers 1 and 2-arrived here the last of the week and are now being placed in running order. They were built by the Schenectady Lo comotive Works and are of the medium weight, 100 ton type. The largest on the N. P. weigh 150 tons. Tank cars and flat cars for a track laying outfit arrived some time ago and the first of the week the outfit was completed by the arrival at At talia of the modern tracklaying machine itself. The capacity of the machine is from 4 to 6 miles a day. The work of laying the steel rails will be under the personal super vision of W. S. Saxton the Master Mechanic of the Road. He is now assempling the crew for the work. The material yard continues to in crease its stock of material at a rapid rate. The material for a railroad water tank are on the ground soon to be set up and water to supply it will be furnished by the Yakima Valley Power Co from the local sys tem. COMMERCIAL CLUB NOMINEES The Commercial Club met Wed nesday evening to place in nomina tion candidates for the offices to be filled at the regular election to be held Tuesday evening, November 2nd. The meeting was an adjourn ed one from the Tuesday evening previous when there was a con diet ing date with the special council meeting and the attendance was small. After carefully discussing the question of officers for another year the following nominations were made. For President, E. M. Sly; for first vice president, C. A. Lundy second vice president, 0. C. Stark; treasurer, E. L. Kolb. A number of speeches were made with a view of arousing more interest in the work of the Club. TIMMERMAN VS LYONS E. Timmerman received a wire last week to the effect that the case of Timmerman vs Lyons hail been decided in his favift. The case was one where Mr. Timmerman pur chased a piece of property near Pasco under a tax title and in order to clear the title brought suit against the original owner one Lyons. The lower court under Judge Zent held in favor of the original owner but the decision was reversed by the supreme court and the property given to Mr. Timmerman. The property in question is probably worth $10,000— Ad vocate. HOW ABOUT OURS? Because the tire engine wouldn't j work, having been allowed to rust ] after the Fourth, of July celebration fire at Toppenish, Wednesday night burned out five places of business j and swept everything until vacant lots were reached. The Simons gro cery, Burke's barber shop, a restau rant, the Empire theater and a Chi nese resturant were destroyed and also a small rooming house. ihe loss is probably SIo.OOO. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOIiER 2 >.1009 NEVLOW WANTS HOMESTEAD BAD Sixteen Days Vigil Kept a t Walla- Walla Land Ofliee j A. Nevlow having picked out a j choice homestead near Richland I recently advertised for restoration to j entry, has moved thereon and has j left Mrs. Nevlow to hold it down while he makes it a cinch that he will be the first to file. He and his two proxies Phil. Bier and McCor mic took their position at. the land | office on 1 uesday and will work three [shifts of eight hours to hold first, , chance to file until November 4th or sixteen days. The land is under the level of the Richland Canal and i is valued at S1.~>,0()0. Four others have filed on this quarter but none : of them have shown up at Walla \\ alia to take iheir places in line. About the first of Novenuer the| long line will form for a three or four days wait but by that time! waiting in line will be an old old, story for Nevlow and his assistants, j ADDITIONAL DOILER CAPACITY AT LIGHT PLANT The Yakima Valley Power Co. will install two new new boilers in their steam plant here. Each will be 150 Horse Power capacity. The first of the pair arrived the first of the week and was unloaded and is blocked up in position but will not be bricked in until the second one arrives and is in position alongside. The turbine will lie operated here again to generare current about De cember Ist, while changes are being made in the local plant and to re lieve the plant at Naches City. The putting in of the additional pow er unit at the power station will be delayed so that it cannot be de pended upon for some time. . . . If it comes from LYNCH'S you can depend on it . . . *S. Boys Clothing Sweater Coats for ia We f r ! "°'y. sh "'""g the Everybody suits in Kennewick and of course Boys sweaters, all sizes for you will find them priced much es, we are creating a sen- f rom 69c to 98c less than they have always sold sation in the men's clothing line, for nere. when we take your measure for a Men's sweater coats, all »suit it means you will be fitted per- sizes at $1.50 to the very finest at Boys All Wool Suits--- . , ~ . . . , * # __ fectly, with a suit that is made $3.75 sizes to six voars, our pi icn..51.98 . , . . , right and we positively guarantee _ , Boys extra good school them to stay fit. Ladies, Children s and suits; the kind that stand hard Please take noticei wc start Misseß ' heaters. "11 sizes and wear, sizes up to 15 rears, for prices. $2.3U to $6.50 them at The finest cheviots; clay I \ y worsteds, etc. A real line dress «+»i Ladies' New Hats suit for tha 4 . boy, just like you some thins: never before heard of r . . usually pay $10 to 12.50, our . -nn * me, new selection just m price only $6.50 from our New York buyer. The best values of the season. Hats Underwear for the 1 O T 1 you could not buy m an y other I 1 OTI store for less than $/.50 to $8.50 Family at good, old Saturday, special $5.00 Eastern Prices Fine Fresh Candies __ Children's union and sep- We received, on Wednes arate suits at the Old day half a ton of delicious Blankets Eastarn Prices. fresh candy at 15c and 30c , . . per pound. Just received 100 pairs of Ladies separate and union suits r , . ■\ at 25c; 50c, and $1.00. 1 n 7\ 'ou ' ribbed garments at...... . ,50c -I . 1 ' $1.25 some as in the East. our price $2.98 . . . You can Depend on it, if it comes from LYNCH'S . . . KENNEWICK SHEET METAL WORKS New Building Completed and Equip ment Put In L. Smith and John Eiehner have completed their brick building 40.x 60 feet which they will occupy for I the machine shop and sheet metal works. It is located on Washing ton street in the rear of the Beach block and is a convenient fire proof , building, well ventilated and light t :ed from windows and skylights. They have in position or are now | placing lathes, drills, punches, forg es and such machinery which will be operated by electric power. The firm of Smith Eiehner are in line j for tinning and plumbing work,! installing heating and ventillating l systems and all varieties of small; work, gunsmithing and repairing. I Mr. Eiehner has had many years' experience in furnace work in Chic ago and is thoroly experienced in ' the lines of work the firm will handle. Another line which Mr. j Smith is familiar with and the firm! expect to do much work in is that j of installing pumping plants using! gasoline engines. The new firm j will find an increasing business in ! all th«-se lines and will do well. NEW diik vVAIKj A j.i> ; Some time ago there was pros pect of getting a walk built to the old school building. Since that time the North Coast Railway has put down the walk across their property on Seventh street but the project languishes. This walk should f>e laid before the school year is much farther advanced so the schoolchildren would get the benefit of it. As well it would aceom .date many people of the town. The school board should at once lay walk around the school yard on all sides; the city should put down the crossing connecting the walks on j the street south of the school house. The Northern Pacific agreed to j lay the walks across their right-of way at Severtth and Tacoma streets i and the situation should be laid before the company so that the walk will be down at'an early date. Should the North Coast take up the option on the tract lying just | south of the N. P. track they agreed at the time the street permit was granted to build sidewalks across their land. Rut little more walk would be needed then on Seventh j street to connect up with the present j walks on Seventh an d Second I streets. The agitation for this walk was started the first week of school but two months of t-chool have al ready elapsed and yet the walk is far from completion. The school board and the city should set a good example by a little hustling to get their share of the walk down promptly. COONTY NEARLY DRY With the going dry of Prescott last Saturday there is left one safoon in Walla Walla county outside of the city of Walla Walla, that one being located at Wallula. There are 38 saloons in Walla Walla. The last named city will vote on local FKcMtfIcHIAN ilHUHuri Rev. T. H. Murray, Pastor. Sabbath School at 10 a. m. Sermon by tlie Pastor at ll* a. m. "The Perfect Man." Junior Society of Christian Eudea vor at 3 p. iu. Senior Society of Christian Endeavor at fi:4s p. in. Sermon by the Pastor »it 7:.'!<) p. m It strikes us that L. W. Brown was going some when he had about four hundred feet of cement walk laid at a cost of $1,000. Found —A man's watch. Owner can have same by proving property and paying for this notice. WHOLE NT M I>ER 3.2 THREE TRAINS EACH WAY AT KENNEWICK Now Time Curtl i* l'p to l'» fur Ap proval The Railroad Commission his written to (he Secretary of the Commercial Club asking fur an ex pression t>f opinion from our p»'op!p as to satisfaction the new Northern Pacific train schedule would give and stating that the company was asking for a change on account <>f the fact that a new trans-continent al train would be put on. Accord ins to the time card trains going east will be due at Kennewick at 8:15 a. m., 1:13 a. m., and 7:'20 p. in. and west l>ound at ">:0~> a. m. 1:10 p. m. and 10:10 p. in. TROUBLES OF THE BOATMEN Not Always Smooth Sailing On The Itiver Everybody lias his troubles, even the boatman. Trouble has been working overtime the past few days with the Columbia River boatmen. The Steamer Todd sank at her moor ings at the Kennewick landing and was successfully raised again but not •>!.. > . uuch as»iMn.»iiiig of mach inery aim Louis ami much work and expense. A big barge having a car go of 100 tons of coal on board lur ched over and opened up seams and sank. It was also raised and the coal saved. The launch Wahluke blew out her engines and can not run until new parts are received. The brand new boat, the Hanford Flyer got out of gear so that she had to miss a trip. Open River Transportation Co.'s old steamer Relief capped the climax by sink ing with a hundred sacks of sugar on board at the Celilo dock last Fri day and the Dalles girls have drink ing Columbia River water for sweet ness ever since. Not only everybody but every boat has its troubles.