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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. X. NO. 'J BTtS WILL BE MUCH LOWER pacific Power & Light Co,, An nounce New Schedules, in Effect June 1 st. Superintendent Andrus of the Pacific Power & Light Co., has fur nished us with the complete new schedule of water, light and power ntes for Kennewick, which became operative June Ist, and was filed (he Public Service Commission June 9th. . perhaps the most appreciable re duction will be found in the charges for water and in the new rates for residential lighting. Reductions of from 8 to 15 per cent have also been nude on the electric advertising and commercial lighting rates. While the schedule is too lengthy to permit our publishing in its en tirety, we set down the following essential parts: Water meter rate: Ist 5,000 gals., 33cper 1,000; next 5,000, 23; next 5000, 18. Less 3c per 1,000 if paid within 10 days from date of billing. Monthly minimum charge, $1.50. Industrial power meter rate: $1.25 fixed charge per H. P. con nected load per month, plus meter rate as follows: First 30 hours use of connected load per month, 3c perK. W. H.; next 60 hours, 2c; next 120 hours, lc, all over 210 hours, l-2c. Less usual 10 percent discount. Industrial power, continuous ser vice: $2.75 fixed charge per H. P. connected load, plus above meter rate. These power charges are for 20- hour off peak service and will figure out about $50 H. P. yearly. Industrial power flat rate on year ly contract: For continuous service throughout year: First 25 H. P. or fraction thereof, $72 per H. P. per year; next 25, 860; next 50, 854; all over 100, 848. Payable in 12 equal monthly payments, less usual discount. For continuous service during certain months of each year only, a fixed charge of 812 per' year per H. P. will be made, plus a month ly running charge for ihe first 25 H. P. or fraction thereof, 85 per month; next2s, 4; nextso, 83.50; all over 100, 83; no discount. Electric advertising rate: Mazda m PB, 2| per C. P. per month; Carbon filament lamps, 5h per C. P- per month. Usual discount. Irrigation power meter rate on yearly contract 812.00 per year per • P-, payable in equal monthly Payments, covering period service In excess of al>ove, the fol ding meter rates for actual cur rent consumed; first 60 hours, 3c next 60, 2c; next 60, 5°' next 90, l|c; all over 270, lc. discount. Irrigation Hat rate: 812 per year TW,. II T) . • • plus monthly running c "ge for the first 25 H. P. per ® on th, $5 per H. P; next 25, 84; 50, $3.50; all over 100, 83. A ° discount. Residential meter rate: First 30, Wit mon th, 13c per K. «i all . in excess of 80 K - W.H. P er month. - on connected lighting load. lrons > toasters, sewing mach annplo^ ° r any e ' ectf i c domestic JloaT n ° l included in connec - Jj o^ Olß i merc^ meter rate: First 60 % " ° C ' excess 60 hours moi-oM res^en tial and com rate?' a char given aliove are net M„r, ,I,UI "< wua, may ln Ktnn n | tlle WflV nt "" Wt * r culture der'* U " le nl - v C,>l '- Mn t ' " w was iffuwu tiv r "'" TULL COMPANY OVERFLOWS The J. E. Tull company has over flowed into the small building used by the Omar W. Rich investment company and will occupy the room with their shoe department. A big door will be out in the side of the building making both buildings into one room. The store has be come very crowded with the large stock that is being carried and thp addition will be used until such time as the new building can be erected. PEEDE HOME BURNS IN HORSE HEAVEN Mrs. Peede and Little Daughter Have Narrow Escape.—Small Insurance Carried Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Peede were rendered temporarily homeless by the fire which destroyed their res idence in Horse Heaven, 6 miles from town Wednesday afternoon. The origin is not known but it is supposed that sparks caught in the roof and smouldered during the day. There had been no fire in the house sines 9 o'clock in the morning and Mrs. Peede and her little girl remained out of doors un til shortly after noon. When they entered the house they laid down on the couch and went to sleep. About one thirty they awoke to find the house seething in flames and the smoke rolling into the rooms so densely that it was a dangerous and difficult matter for them to make a rush out into the fresh air. Mrs. Peede carried the little girl out and put her over the fence where she could not follow her and made an attempt to reenter the house and get to the telephone to call for help. Access to the front room where the phone was placed was cut off by a solid sheet of flame and Mrs. Peede being unable to summon assistance fought the flames alone until Chas. Downing, living one mile distance, saw the smoke and came to her aid. Nothing was saved of the house or its contents and it was only by hard work that Mr. Downing saved the cellar. Mr. Peede had been away all day working on a binder on one of the neighbyring ranches and did not learn of his misfortune until after the fire was over. Al though the property l'>ss entailed is to be regretted, Mrs. Peede and little girl are thankful for their narrow escape from a terrible death. Their a wakening seems providential as they would certainly have been stupified by the smoke had they slept a few minutes longer. The house was insured for $*250 and the furniture for $100. Mr. Peede ex pects to rebuild as soon as the hay ing season is over. WITNESS TRA6EDY Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Bird of Milton, Ore., who were in attend ance at the Bird —Brown wedding on Wednesday were eye-witnesses of the tragedy which occured just as they were boarding the interur ban car to leave Milton, Wednes day morning. Myrtle K. Kyle, a divorced woman entered the car just ahead of them; shot and fatally wounded Conductor Joe Harper, who died just before noon, and then shot herself. She fell back ward into Mr. Bird's arms and died fifteen minutes later. No mo tive for the shooting is known, as the conductor denied all knowledge of the woman. THE BANK STATEMENTS The financial condition of any town can be seen at a glance by a comparison of the statement issued by the banks. For the past few years our town has been well up to the top of the list in the financial reports lor cities of our size. Dur ing the past three months the banks here have made a wonderful gain, one making as much as fifty per cent. Both are good, healthy in stitutions that correctly reflect the status of the town's finances. Pros pects auger well for a year of un surpassed prosperity for the Ken newick Yailey. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1911 CLUB SUGGESTS MODIFICATIONS Will Recommend that the Council Grant Fifty-Year Light Fran chise With Changes A great part of Tuesday night's meeting of the Commercial Club was taken up in discussion of the fifty-year franchise asked by the Pacific Light & Power Co., and which has been before the council for several weeks past. At the May meeting the Club re ferred the matter to the committee on public improvements, after hear ing Vice President Grenier present the company's argument in detail. The committee's report was fav orable to the franchise, but was not accepted by the Club. Instead, after lengthy discussion by Super intendent Andrus, Attorney Moul ton, J. J. Rudkin and others, the secretary was instructed to draft a resolution to lay before the council recomommending that the franchise be passed with modifications. The important changes suggested provide that in the matter of rates the city shall be accorded as low a schedule as is now or hereafter shall be allowed any city served by the company and that the city shall have control of installation and equipment. The latter clause is considered necessary should the growth of the city warrant the in stallation of an underground system of wiring or any other change in installation which in future years may be found to l>e good electrical practice. Superintendent Andrus gave it as his opinion that his company would offer no objection to these changes being made in the franchise, and members of the council present j seemed agreed that -with these ob- j jections out of the way, the ordin-1 ance would be passed withouttrouble., SUPERINTENDENT KAMM GIVEN DIRECT CHARGE 0.-W. H. & N. Oflieial Will Supervise All Departments—New Motor Car Here I « Yesterday the Yakima valley part of the third district of the 0.- W. R. & N. Co. lines lost its official statnsas a railroad under construc tion, and both operation and con struction will be placed under the direct charge of Superintendent A. G. Kamm. who has heretofore had supervision only in operation, while officials of the company in Spokane had charge of the construction work. The first of the two new gasoline motor coaches, ordered two months ago from the McKeen Motor Car Co., arrived in Kennewick yester day and will make the run, as a special to North Yakima today. It will be put on the run from this city to Yakima and back as trains No. 11 and 12, leaving North Yak ima every afternoon. The new car is 72 feet long in stead of 55 feet, the size of the two now in use, and will accommodate travel which is now handled by a steam train. Its arrival gives the Yakima division three gasoline ■ motor coaches and a fourth has ■ been ordered and will lie here in a | few weeks. Other new power and I rolling stock has been ordered for I the Yakima division by Purchasing i Agent J. T. Andrus of Spokane I and will be put in use as fast as it lis delivered by the manufacturers. The change in the organization of i the road which makes Superinten | dent A. G. Kamm actual head of I all departments of the division will do away with several minor offices !at the division headquartdrs. One change will be the transfer of H. ;R. Rudd, chief clerk to Master J Mechanic W. M. Saxton, to Spo | kane, where he will act as material ! clerk for Chief Engineer Pittman in j the construction of the "cut-off" ! between Spokane and Portland . MARRIED MEN CANT PLAY RALL Thought they Could, but Bach elors Taught them Otherwise Last Sunday Those of the unsaved who side stepped the tabernacle meeting and sneaked away to the ball grounds last Sunday afternoon saw a dozen or so married men give a grand ex hibition of how not to play baseball. •It was pathetic in the extreme to see the decrepit crew trying to re sume the agility of years long past, when they were single and happy, and to hear the creaking of their aged joints as they chased the ball around the lot. It was plain, after an inning or two, that they might perhaps win from their children in a game of "one ole cat" or "Any, any over" but that they had no business in a real ball game, The single fellows, on the other hand, put up a swell exhibition. Guy Story pitched and did well, although he didn't have to. Even Seig Feuchwanger could have gone into the box and won from the married outfit without trouble. Brickyard -Jensen and Rusty Tulles went through the motions of twirl ing for the Unfortunates. There is no telling how many runs might have been made off their delivery of the weather hadn't been so hot that the bachelors made a rule among themselves not to bat around but once in an inning. Seeing that they were to be beaten to a frazzle, the benedicts and their companions in misery in the crowd early in the game started trying to bulldoze the umpire and bamfoozle the score keeper. These under handed tactics availed them noth ing, however, for it was simply another case of "youth will be served." The game(?) drew out a fair crowd and after all expenses were paid the band had something like SnO left to put in its treasury. SEATTLE BOOSTERS TOUR EASTERN WASHINGTON Visitors are Given to Understand that Kennewick is the Best Town in the State Seventy live Seattle boosters arrived in Kennewick this afternoon in hopes of connecting more inti mately the business men of the Sound city and the metropolis of Eastern Washington. On their arrival, they were met by business men and representa tives of the local commercial club and conducted to the club rooms. There President Henderson got right down to brass tacks and told them they were expected to lend aid to Kennewick if they hoped to keep Washington money in Wash ington and to get the trade of the eastern part of the State. Mr. Moulton then spoke outlin ing the plans the local club had on foot for the establishment of a com munity warehouse and the building of a harbor in the river. His talk was very convincing and showed conclusively that Kennewick now had everything but capital to make her one of the leading cities of the state, and that if Seattle wanted to share in the benefits of a larger Kennewick, she must give us finan cial assistance at this critical period, J. E. Douglas, of the Potlatch committee then made a few remarks in behalf of the carnival for next month. At the conclusion of his invitation the visitors sang a few boost songs before being taken in machines to the site of the proposed warehouse. Others spent the re mainder of their time in calling upon the Kennewick merchants. At about 4 o'clock the special train left for Pasco, the next stop on their tour, each and every vis itor convinced of the bright pro spects in store for Kennewick and her people. BUSY AT MILL Manager Wm. Helm of the Ken newick Milling Co., is busily en gaged in superintending the in stallation of machinery. He has a force of half a dozen millwrights at work now and will add to his force next week. A car of new machin ery is expected in from the east soon. The work of installation is no more than nicely started and will take up the next six or eight weeks. MISS MARY BROWN WEDS HENRY BIRD Home of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown Scene of Pretty Wedding—Will Live at Milton. Ore. A very pretty home wedding took place Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown of this city. At two o'clock, Miss Elizabeth Campbell at the piano, began the soft strains of Mendelssohn's wed ding march to which Mr. Henry Bird and Miss Mary Brown took their places before the altar of fern and roses where they were united in marriage, Rev. J. D. Bird, pas tor of the M. E. church at Milton, Ore., and cousin of the groom, of ficiating. The ceremony was witnessed by only the relatives and immediate friends of the bride and groom. At the close of the ceremony punch and wafers were served. The bride was attired in a gown of white mesaline silk and carried a boquet of white roses. There were no attendants. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown and for the past few years has been a teacher in the schools at Presoott. Her lovable disposition has won her rhany friends wherever she has been and she will be an ideal helpmeet for her husband. Mr. Bird was formerly of this place and has many friends here. For the past few years he has been connected with one of the stores in Milton. He is a young man of keen business qualities and can always be depended upon. The out of town guests were George Bird of Wayne, Michigan, father of the groom, Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Bird and son of Milton, Ore., Miss Wilha Sandage of Cheney and I. H.Sandage of Pasco. Mr. and Mrs. Bird left on the afternoon train for Walla Walla and after their honeymoon they will live in Milton in the lovely home which Mr. Bird has prepared for his bride. The Courier joins with their many friends in extending heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life. TRIMMED BY TOPPENISH Journeying to Toppenish last Sunday Kennewick was defeated by the Indians by a score of 8 to 0. The Toppenish boys did not earn a run, their eight scores all being made on battery and fielding errors. Only three clean hits were made from Cryderman's pitching. On the other hand the local boys could do little with the twirling of Pitt man, the Toppenish pitcher. Pitt man struck out nineteen men and allowed five hits of which Howe got two. Manager Tulles has arranged no game for next Sunday with an out side team, though there will prob ably be some sort of a practice game played here between the first team and a "pick-up" nine. Mrs. C. O. Anderson writes from Southern California, asking for the Courier. She says It Is very nice there, hut her only regret was that she was not to return to Kennewlck In the fall. WHOLE NUMBER 478 TWO CREAMERIES FOR KENNEWICK Local Men take Stock in Concerns to Develop New Industry in the Valley In two months' time Kennewick will have two creameries in opera tion and a start will have been made towards making this city one of the big dairying centers of the state. Two companies have come into existence this week, one known as the Kennewick Creamery com pany and the other as the Columbia Valley Creamery. The idea is not a new one as it has been one of the pet schemes of Fay F. Dean for the past two years and the matter has been under con sideration since January by \V. F. Blaisdell and friends at the Bank of Kennewick. When it was learned that several parties were interested, a meeting was held Saturday and arrangements were made for the incorporation of a Creamery Com pany with a capital stock of $10,- 000 divided into 1000 shares with W. F. Blaisdell, H. A. Howe, G. M. Annis, E. M. Sly, R. E. Pratt, M. H. Church and Fay F. Dean as trustees. Later unexpected com plications arose as several of the trustees of the proposed company were unwilling to give Mr. Dean a controlling interest in the stock, in suring him a position as manager. Mr. Dean decided to have nothing to do with the company and found little trouble in finding other busi ness men in the city who were en thusiastic about the possibilities of dairying and had capital to invest, and were willing to form a new company. The division of interest leaves one company, the Kennewick Creamery Company, practically headed by W. F. Blaisdell, one of the men with interests in the Bank of Kennewick who has been in Kennewick for the past four months and after careful investigation of the conditions here, feels that this is to be one of the biggest industries ever developed in the valley. The other trustees of the company are I. M. Ely, who has extensive interests in the Ken newick Packing company. W. M. Frans, L. S. Crossland and H. C. Tweedt. Articles of incorporation were signed and filed and the cap ital stock of $10,000 in 1000 shares and it is understood that there are plenty of available funds in case they are needed. W. F. Blaisdell left Monday for his parents' home in Janesville, Minnesota, and will interest his brother and other east ern creamery men now in the dairy business near St. Paul and expects them to lend their support to this enterprise. Mr. Blaisdell's brother is an experienced creamery man having had many years' experience. Building operations will begin as soon as a site can be secured. Incorporation papers for the Col umbia Valley Creamery will be filed within the next few days and work is to be commenced immediately. The site is ad joining the Ice Plant and the two will combine in the re frigeration processes. The directors of the Columbia Valley Creamery Company are John Rudkin, M. H. Church, E. Knautz and Fay F. Dean. The fifth di rector has not been elected as yet. E. M. Sly, one of the stockholders estimates the cost of the creamery to be in the neighborhood of five thousand dollars. The capital stock is $6,000. It is understood that both com panies have closed deals for several i hundred dairy cows which will be sold to the farmers. Many of the valley people have expressed their willingness to support the creamery with their patronage aed will make dairying their principal means of revenue.