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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. VIII. NO. 28 north coast GETS STREETS PARTIES AGREE AND THE COUN CIL RESOLVES TO GIVE BIG BONUS IN THE FRAN CHISE GRANTS The town council by resolution voted to vacate all strpets as asked by the North Coast Railroad with the single exception of Monroe street which runs along the east end of the Beach addition next to the Laird orchard. This action was taken at the seance which the council held Tuesday night after the people had discussed the pro posed vacations in the fore-part of the session. Tuesday night was vacation night with the council. The meeting was well advertised by the notices posted by the clerk and by the almost continuous discussion of the question by the people on the streets, and the attendance was the largest since the public meeting to protest against the street car franchise. All members of the council were present. The notices of the cltrk and the petition were read and by motion the council re solved itself into a committee of the . whole to hoar the remonstrances and remarks of the citizens. Attor ney S. M. Lockerby appeared for Mrs. G.-J. Beach and made a clear find able statement that block 1 and block 4 would be made practi cally valueles if Adams and Ash street? were vacated and also that closing Madison and Monroe streets completely cut off block 4 from in gress and egress to and from the t >wn. lie stated that condemnatir n proceeding had been started against the two most southerly lots in Wock one and should the council grant the vacation as asked, Mrs, Beach would be placed at a dis advantage in litigating her rights before the court. All this the council were urged to take into consideration before they shut off the most valuable piece of property in the town from the streets. G. J. Henneberry stated that he ownes three lots and a house in block 4 and if the streets were vacated as petitioned by the North Coast he would need an air ship to get to his property. C. A. Raddaatz also spoke with reference to the fact that the North Coast were not owners of the property as stated in the petition but only option holders. Frank Emigh made a statement that pipes must be laid to carry the irrigation water and the drainage w.iter from the Beach orchard and other lands above this this level. Right-of-way agent C. E. Wood then siK)ke for the company. He indicated the location of their depot and freight sheds and showed that it was necessary to have Ash street especially vacated in order for the company to place these building* where they desired and most con venient for the public. He promis ed that these buildings would be either of brick, concrete or stone and that cement walks would be put in. He did not desire to close Maple street at the east end at the North east corner of the Beach orchard as the plat showed at all. He would agree to open Madison street at any time the Northern Pacific granted a crossing across its main lj ne f or ie extension of this street. The company would main tain arc lights at the street crossings °n Front street and would l>ear half the expense of paving or improve ment when the south half of the s t reet is improved by the city. Sever al interrogatory remarks everybody finished and Councilman Hawes a few pertinent questions in reference to Madison street and no urther discussion appearing the °U"cil decided to have the room cleared and go into private seance, with the property owners; G. J. Hennebery, Frank Emigh, and S. M. Locker by attorney for Mrs. Beach and the representatives of the North Coast railway. It is difficult to got at the facts of the executive session, but this much is certain. Monroe street will remain open as at present with full public rights thereon. Private crossings 32 feet wide will be main tained by the North Coast in per petuity on Adams and Madison streets. Mr. Henneberry receives $2750 for his three lots in block four. Ad justment was made with the Beach interests satisfactory to them. The North Coast purchased the two lots in block 1 which they had started condemnation suit on, and paid a bonus for a goodly sum for the dam age to the rest of the block. On the lots taken they give them the triangular picce of land left on one side of the track fcr a similar piece on the other side, and track privi leges. In block 4«in addition to the private crossings above mentioned and the money bonus as in the case of block one, are to have pri vate spur tracks to the property and other exclusive warehouse privileg es. On this basis and with the pro viso that the North Coast take up all options and pay over the cash for all the property and on this basis the council passed a resolution vacating the streets asked for with the exception of Monroe street and with limitations as above indicated. NEW DAIRY LUNCH W. W. AngHl Will Conduct in Connect ion With Home Bakery W. YV. Angel 1 is fitting the room next cast of the Dirckaen Market for a lunch room. He will have the regulation lunch counter in front and a cosy dining room for t'le ladies in the rear with a private entrance for them. Short orders and dainty luncheons will be served frotn 12 noon until 12 midnigh. The pastry put out by the Home Bakery which is Winning a reputa tion for itself and is apetizing in every way. PLANNINS POULTRY SHOW Good Start On Financing Made The Benton County Poultry As sociation is perseveiing in its plans to hold a poultry show at Kenne wick the coming winter and have made preliminary arrangements for display coops and have circularized the nearby breeders of fancy poul try and have met with strong en couragement. A subscription pap er has been circulatcd locally and a good start made toward securing the $223 or §250 needed to finance the show. Everybody should turn in and help so that the first show may be so successful that the- Chicken Show may become an annual event. CEMETERY REMOVAL IMPOSSIBLE All those whom the thought of the cemetery is a tug at the heart strings need have no anxious thought about the Riverview Hei ghts Cemetery being moved. No member of the board of trustees of the Kennewick Cemetery Associa tion which is incorporated has a thought of voting to move it and the state laws for the government of such cemetery associations are drawn in such a careful way that the Association " itself could not move cemetery, if it should so desire, which is by no means the case. Further agitation of the ques tion can ojily result in ill feeling and harm, and it would be highly creditable to all concerned if the agitation were u »w dropped LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1909 KENNEWICK HI6H SCHOOL LOSES TO SUNNYSIDE Heavier Opponents Wear Them Out With Line Rushes and Score Three Touch Downs Sunny side High School foot-ball team defeated the Kennewick school team last Saturday by a score of 15 to 0. The Kennewick team on ac count of changes in the line-up hardly put as good a game as against Grandview and the Sunny side team being much heavier won by straight line bucks regularly thru out the game. The home team were materially assisted by the referee who added to their ability to scor£ by favoring decisions. The game was played on a field slimy with alkali which made it impossible for our lighter team to hold the line rushes. The Kennewick School al so meets Sunnyside in debate and expects to play even by beating them arguing if they cannot on the field. EQUALITY LEA6UE MEETING Mrs. M. O. Klitten Entertains at Hotel Luncheon Wednesday the Political Equality League of Kennewick held a meet ing at the parlors of the Hotel Kennewick to plan their work and launch the local compaign for the suffrage amendment. About twenty of the ladies met in the parlors at 10 o'clock. The discussion of plans continued until noon. At 12oclock the meml>ers of the League and their husbands sat down to a five corrsebanquet of which the presi dent Mrs. M. O. Klitten was the hostess. Mrs. L. E. Johnson, the first president of the League, was the toast mistress and speeches were given by everyone present. The fine, smooth ribbed goods iike mos-t other get for our price 50c Fine wool union suits at $2.50 and $3.C0 Why ALL WOOL Tailoring Men's Shirts • L. c f We have a full line of either the dress neg- UHS UCdl ligee or work shirts. Prices always less. Splen- We want an opportunity to show you the difference between did work shirts 43c _ Fine wool shirts at... $1.25 and $1.50 Universal $100 Dress Shirts at 79c ALL WOOL Tailoring $1 -50 Dress Shirts at $1.25 and the ordinary kind. ALL WOOL fabrics tailor better and fit Men's Shoes - better than cotton-mixed goods. . lhe Peters Diamond brand, the best wear. Let us demonstrate on your next su.t. ing shoe made. Our shoes are not only the We guarantee you perfect satisfaction at a saving in price. best, but our prices are always less. It will give you pleasure to look through our 400 new and ractive woolens. Music Saturday When we can make you a suit to your own special or- Piano music Saturday afternoon and evc der, positively guarantee it all wool, and to wear equal to a n^n g by Miss Jeannette S\ mmonds\ $20 suit and only charge $13.50, don't you think we ought Fresh CctfldieS to do the suit business of Kennewick? The suits that we Another lot of fine, fresh candies in this make at $16.50 to $20 can't be matched in any otner store week. For 15c per pound we have: for less than $22.50 to 27-50. Nut wafers ' imitation almonds, dairy drops, Tedav ipice, peppermint wafers, raspberry The suits we make at $22.50 to $30 are creams, coconut squares, coconut bonhons, not equaled in Kennewick for $10 more. saHed peanuts, California apricot?, fruit slices, and marshmallows. You will really do yourself an injustice not to see our poR 30c PER POUND: line and at once. We have the finer chocolates assorted. WASHINGTON GRAIN CROP FOR YEAR 1909 Figures on Washington Cereals Show Big Yields---Wheat Thirty-five Millions The state grain commission gave out the official figures of the grain producing sections of the state: there are 2,995,000 acres of land de voted to the production of cereals, yielding about 49,565,000 bushels all told, of which 35,095,000 bush els are wheat, 9,290,000 bushels are oats and 5,180,000 bushels are bar ley. The average yield gives wheat 20 bushels to the acre and barley and oats BO bushels each. The aver age price paid for the last ten years has oeen 60 cents a bushel for w heat $1.10 per cental for oats and 81 per cental for barley. ! Whitman and Lincoln lead all counties in the area devoted to the production of grain, with 550,000, acres each, Whitman leading in the yield of wheat, with 8,500,000 bush els and Lincoln 8,000,000. \ Whitman has first place iiy the production of oats, with a yield of 3,000,000 bushels, and Skagit sec ond, with a little over half that amount. The heaviest production of barley is credited to Columbia county, 2,- 240,000 bushels while Garfield ranks second with 1,800,000 bushels. The commission states that about one-quarter of the wheat produced in Washington is consumed locally and three quarters shipped out of the state. Of the oats about one half is consumed locally and one half exported, while one-fourth of the barley is marketed at home and three-fourths exported. Al>«>nt 9,- 000,000 bushels of wheat, 1,000,0<X) bushels of oats and 750,000 bushels of barley are milled in this state an nually, the principal milling centers being Tacoma, Seattle Spokane and Everett. The average farm unit in the grain producing sections of the state is about 37") acres, with, at the pre sent time, an apparent tendency to increase. The abundant yields of grain for the last ten years and the uniformly high prices have created wealth in farming communities of the state and developed a tendency among the more wealthy to take up their residence in the towns and j cities and to regard their farms not as homes, but as business ventures and to conduct them as other busi ness concerns are conducted. A WEDOING ANNIVERSARY Dr. and Mrs. Crosby Entertain to M »rk Sixth Anniversary Mile Stone Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Crosby en tertained a party of about fifty guests at their home last evening in celebration of their wedding ani versiry. The chief amusements of the evening were games of various kinds which were keenly enjoyed by the guests. At the banquet table a number of toasts were made in hap py vein and congratulations were extended and sincere wishes of the return of many haopy anniversaries were expressed. A novel feature of the refreshments appropriate to the approaching Hallowe'en was that the ice cream was frozen in the form of pumpkins and ears of corn. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby entertain often but this was their most enjoyable func tion. COUNTY SUNDAY , SCHUOL CONVENTION Rev. H. T. Murray who attended the Sunday School Convention at Prosser Monday and Tuesday re ports a very interesting meeting and an interested, tho n«t large attend ance. State Secretary, C. J. Bop pel of Spokane was one of the most interesting speakers of the trained workers. WHOLE XI'MISKII 3«. " OPERA HOUSE NOW BUILDING C. E. WILLIAMS TO ERECT MOD ERN PLAY HOUSE—NIEBEL & COULSON THEATRICAL MAGNATES ! The best news of the week is the building of another briek building on the south side of second street next to the Courier building. The new structure is to be an opera house. It will be a brick 25x100 feet, and c\>st upwards of 51,0.1), Excavation is now being made in order to give slope to the seats and for dressing rooms below the stage. The stage itself will be 20x'J5 feet. The new show room will -seat people, allowing for three aisles so that each seat can be easily reached. Niebel & Coulso'i are the lessees of the new building for a five year term. The moving picture show now in the Eakin building will be moved to the new location as soon the building is completed. The management will be in a position to book the regular circuit shows and other first class attractions. Kennewick theatre goers will in the near future have the opportunity to see the best that's going without trips to Seattle or Spokane. The location of the town and the facili ties for transportation will make it easy to secure the major companies for stops here. When completed another institution which has long been needed has been supplied. FIVE COUNTY SEATS DRY Colville, Dayton, Pomeroy, Pros ser and Wenatehee are five live coun ty seat towns that have voted dry in the last twelve months.