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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. X. NO. 10 tIAKE KENNEWICK SPOTLESS TOWN Dirt and Hoboes Must Go, Say f the Health and Police Departments With the health board hot on the Jail of the fly and microbe, the police department giving the hoboes the hike and Bob Johnson lambast ing sin in general, it would seem to be a question of a short time only until Kennewick approaches very close up to the ideal Spotless Town of advertising verse. At Tuesday night's meeting of the Council, Health Officer Kelley and Deputy Calhoun reported that sanitary conditions in the city were greatly improved the result of the past month's vigorous clean-up campaign, and that the work will be continued until the corporation can be given a strictly A 1 bill of health. This initial work is being done at the city's expense, but as soon as the health officer's report shows the town to be in first class sanitaay condition, all further work in main taining cleanliness will be charge able to the property owners. On recommendation of the health board, the city attorney is now at work drafting an ordinance provid ing strict regulations for disposal of refuse and garbage. The new measure will also provide for regu lar inspection of the city's meat, vegetable and milk supply. The lack of a suitable ground for a garbage dump is a problem which has been bothering the health board. G. N. Calhoun reports that he is now negotiating for the purchase of a plot of ground, a short distance outside the city limits, which he expects to use for garbage purposes and there is also some talk by the council of the purchase of Current Island for a like use. At any rate, the promiscuous dumping of refuse along the river bank east of town has been stopped, notices to that effect having been posted by the health board this week. Move on" notices have also been posted throughout the jungles by the bridge reminding Weary Willie, Dusty Rhodes, et al., that absence makes the heart grow fonder, or words to that effect.Since the annex ation of the river front territory has made its policing possible, the last rcfuge of the hoboes, who have tan a pest to residents in that part °f the city, will be cleaned out. NICE CHUNK 0' MONEY Figures from the railroads show that over $.30,000 has come into the Kennewick valley since the opening of the asparagus season. Over the , two roads, the N. P. and the S. P. f 10,462 crates of berries were dipped, the North Coast having no trains at the time. Over the first |wo roads during the season, 116,- °< lbs of asparagus was shipped. Figuring an average of 83.50 per "ate for the berries, 836,000 realized, while the "grass" a * an aver age of lo cents per pound *°uld total nearly 814,000. The w ° crops alone, not counting the coming fruit or wheat crop, will ® a " e a pretty fair stake to the far ers of the valley, but it will not la f of the » returns for the year. CHILD INJURED l^e little daughter of Mr. /. rs ' docker by, fell from Bii«t . ICy °k morning and strilr a pa * n^1 ' wound in | n g one of the handle bars. (l av a^ 6 girl restir| g easily to • u no serious re-ults are ex -1 lln less infection should set " you have not registered, get your name on the books before 6 tomorrow or you can't vote at the option ele&ion GETTING MONOTONOUS r J he third of a series of myster ious robberies, all within the past four months, occurred Friday night at Hover. As in former cases entry was forced into the general store and post office, both of which are in charge of Rev. T. H. Dry. The intruders made way with five dol lars in cash and shoes and other merchandise amounting to forty-five dollars worth. This time the thieves did not leave a clue as to their iden tity and the authorities are at a loss to know where they are located. Marshal E. D. Ellis of this city was called by telegram as soon as the robbery was discovered and he took the next train to Hover but was unable to be of any assistance to Rev. Dry in his trouble. HOUSE AND CONTENTS GOMPLETELY DESTROYED Widrig Home in Section Seven Burned to Ground Monday afternoon— Defective Flue is Cause The residence of Chas. Widrig in Section 7 was totally destroyed by fire Monday afternoon, originating, it is supposed, in a defective flue. The blaze was seen first by the hired man who was working in the field and he rushed to the house to warn Mrs. Widrig and children of their danger. Most of the popula tion of section 7 were soon upon the ground doing all in their power to save the house but it was soon evi dent that the flames had gained such headway that it was useless to fight them longer and the bucket brigades which had been organized impromptu, gave their attention to soaking the residences and outbuildings near by. The house and furniture destroyed is valued at $2,000. Two weeks before the fire the insurance policy for §1150 was renewed with Richard Stanton, the local agent, which for tunate circumstance is a matter of some self congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Widrig. A part of the furniture was saved and Mr. and Mrs. Widrig and fam ily have made a tent their tempor ary residence. Mr. Widrig is not discouraged by his misfortune but plans to Build another house as soon as the rush of summer work on the place is over. DEATH OF MRS. OSTERBER6 Death came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Snow of Fruitvale, Friday taking Mrs. Snow's mother, Mrs. C. E. Osterherg from this life. Mrs. Osterberg had only been with her daughter one week having made the journey west from Kansas City, Mo. but a few days before her death. She was seventy years of age and the strain of the journey brought ,on a slight illness from which she was unable to rally. Her death was assigned to heart trouble. Friday evening after Mrs. Oster berg had retired she called her daughter to her bedside, kissed her goodnight, said that she was glad that she had come west where it was pleasant and cool, and an nounced her intention of going to sleep. About nine o'clock Mr. Os terberg remarked that her breathing was not noticeable iand upon closer investigation by other members of the family, they found that the kind and loving mother would never wake again. Mrs. Osterberg is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Snow and her hus band. No funeral rites were per formed here as the body was taken back to Kansas City for interment, by the husband and daughter, leav ing Kennewick Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Snow came to the valley one year ago from Wyoming, and have many friends to sorrow i with them in their bereavement. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 23,1911 SIX HEARTS THAT BEAT AS THREE Six Young People of the Valley take Life Partners During the Past Week—One Couple to Live in Tacoma, One in Pasco and One in Kennewick MC CLASKEY —MKRRIMAN Miss Marion Merriman and W. H. Mc Claskey were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at Sutherlin, Ore., Tuesday evening, June 20th. Mr. and Mrs. Mc Claskey start their married life with the well wishes of hosts of friends here and at Pasco. Mrs. Mc Claskey has been a successful teacher in the Kennewick schools for several terms and Mr. Mc Claskey was formerly assistant cashier in the First Inter natianal Bank at this place, but for the past few months has been chief clerk in the Paseo offices of the Pa cific Power & Light Co. They will make their home in Pasco. Plantz-Forsyth Word was received the first of the week by relatives that D. Lynn Plantz, who left about two weeks ago for the East was married Tues day evening, June 20th, to Miss Alice Clair Forsyth, at her home in- Humboldt, lowa. Miss Forsyth is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. C. Forsyth of that place and the young couple had long been friends before Mr. Plantz came West. She has been a prominent member in society in Humboldt and the young people here will gladly welcome her to Kennewick. Mr. Plantz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Plantz who have made their home here for the past two years, but are now visiting in Cali fornia, and has been employed in the local office of the Pacific Power Light Co. for the past year. He has made many friends since com- MAYOR RICHARDS MAY MAKE TRADE Negotiating for Seattle Property in Exchange for Holdings Here and in Stephens County Mayor A. H. Richards will leave for Seattle the first of the coming week, when he will very likely close a deal with C. A. Bamberg whereby Mr. Bamberg will become owner of the Richards properties in this vicinity and Mr. Richards will take over the $60,000 apartment house property of Mr. Bamberg, located on Bellevue Ave., in that city. When seen this morning, Mr. Richards said that if all titles to the property should prove to be clear, the deal will undoubtedly go through. He said that his main object in making the trade was to dispose of his scattered holdings and to concentrate them in one piece of property which would re quire less time and attention in its supervision. The Richards properties included in the deal are his Garden Tract residence, a ten-acre orchard east of town, 1700 acres of Horse Heaven wheat land and 320 acres of timber land in Stevens County. NOTHING TO IT Someone started the report, this week, that the local option election at Pasco might he called off. Questioned over the phone this morning, City Attorney Driscoll of Pasco said that though the statute governing the call of such election was somewhat hazy in its working, he had no doubt that the call for a special election at this time is strict ly legal and the election would be pulled off according to schedule. ing to Kennewick and the young folks will welcome the young couple to thir new home. They are expected home tomor row (Saturday), and as soon as the Eakin bungalow, which is being erected on the lots east of the Wheat on residence, in the Amon Addi. tion, is completed, Mr. and Mrs. Plantz will make their residence there for the present. Our best wishes are extended to the bride and groom for a long and happy married life. Hessert-Setzer One of the most beautiful homes in the lower valley, that of J. K. Setzer, was the scene of a quiet mar riage service, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. The principals were Miss Lois Setzer and Harry Hessert of Tacoma, and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Rounds, pastor of the church at Finley. The bride was daintily gowned in white and was attended by her sister, Miss Blanche Setzer. Only a few friends and members of the bride's im mediate family were present. The wedding march was played by Miss Jessie Setzer, a younger sister of the bride. A wedding luncheon was served to the guests before Mr. and Mrs. Hessert left on the evening train for Tacoma where they will reside. The bride has been a favorite in the valley during her four years' residence here and her many friends are all of the opinion that Mr. Hes sert's good fortune is distinctly their loss. She was an active worker in the church and Sunday School and it is in this connection that she will be missed most. LINEMAN GREENLEE IS BADLY INJURED Employee of the Pacific Power & Light Company Near While at Work near Coyote Rapids A telegram from White Bluffs, Wednesday afternoon brot the in telligence to the Pacific Power & Light company that N. S. Greenlee, one of their wiremen, working on the high tension line at Coyote Rap ids had narrowly escaped sudden death by electrocution. Mr. Green lee was working among the live wires with a very high voltage when he fell into them in some manner and was frightfully burned. His clothing was ablaze and with rare presence of mind, he jumped into the river, which act probably saved his life. Mr. Greenlee was in a most critical condition when as sistance came. Manager R. J. An drus and foreman Shinn of the local plant, accompanied by Miss Bier, the nurse, left for Coyote Rapids in Mr. Penn's auto as soon as the news was received. Misfortune overtook them at Hanford as the machine was rendered hopelessly out of repair by the rough roads. The party reached their destination about one o'clock, Thursday morn ing, after some hours delay. A. C. Greenlee, father of the in jured man, arrived yesterday even ing from his home in Sumpter, Ore-, and left today on the Hanford Flyer for Coyote Rapids. It was first feared that death would certainly result from the ac cident but later reports state that the injuries were confined to sur face burns and the patient has a chance for life. RECEPTION FOR PASTOR The ladies of the Episcopal church received fifty of the ladies of Ken newick between four and five thirty yesterday afternoon at the rectory in honor of Mrs. C. E. Wilkinson, wife of their new pastor. The af fair was pretty and informal and the guests not backward in giving Rev. and Mrs. Wilkinson a warm welcome to our city. Something of the home-making cheer seemed to make the atmosphere one of kind ness. A dainty arrangement of sweet peas lent an attactive touch to the refreshment table which was presided over by Mrs. W. B. Wuth of the Highlands and six assistants. The social side of the church life promises to be better in the future than ever before. SEATTLE BOOSTERS ARE APPRECIATIVE Reception Enjoyed by them at Kenne wick Brings Letter of Thanks fro m Secretary Wilson Secretary Gardner is in receipt of the following letter from the office of the secretary of the Seattle Commercial Club. It is self ex planitory: SEATTLE COMMERCIAL CLUB Seattle, June 20, 1911 Mr. A. R. Gardner, Sec'y- Commercial Club, -Kennewick, Wn. Dear Mr. Gardner: In behalf of the officers and mem bers of the Commercial Club and of the gentlemen who composed our last trade extension party, we want to most heartily thank you for the cordial reception given that party by the good people of your city. Nowhere did we have a warmer welcome, and we are one and all delighted with the evidences of good will and the desire for cordial co operation which were given us in abundance. In the work of coment ing closer the relations between the business men of Seattle and those of Central Washington, we have good reason to feel that the trip was an unqualified success. As you are already aware, the Seattle Commercial Club has pro jected and is vigorously pushing the Washington Development League, whieh has for its purpose the growth and up-building of every section of the state. We want your loca organization an active participant in the benefits of the League, the greater part of whose operating funds will be supplied by our city, and we confidently rely upon you i to do all in your power to bring about this much desired co-opera . tion. i Believe me, with kind regards, Faithfully yours, , Rufus Wilson, Secretary. CHURCH SERVICES ON STEAMER Rev. Earle Mlinger, Congrega tional minister of Pasco, has char tered the Inland Empire for next 3 jnday and will take his congrega tion and choir for an all-day excur sion up the river. At Ringold a stop will be made and the people of that vicinity will be taken aboard. After leaving Ringold, the regular Sunday morning services will be held while enroute up the riyer. PITMAN TO SPOKANE W. C. Pitman, who has been pitching crack ball for Toppenish this season, has been signed by President Cohn of Spokane and will report for a tryout with the Spo kane team at Seattle this week. Pitman is the twirler who struck out 19 Kennewick men in a recent game. WHOLE NUMBEK 479 EXCURSION DATE SET FOR JULY 13 Two Steamers to be Chartered by Commercial Club to Take Crowd Up River At a meeting of the publicity committee of the Commercial Club on Wednesday evening, further ar rangements were made for an excur sion to the up-river towns. The club as a whole is unanimously in favor of the enterprise and a cam paign is being carried on this week for the purpose of obtaining 300 excursionists. Thursday, July 13th, is the date set and it is probable that both the Mountain Gem and the Inland Em pire will be chartered for the trip. Round-trip tickets will cost only $1.50 and this small sum may be raked up easily by every live one in the city who is looking for a good time. Not only the men are privi leged to go up the river and boost for Kennewick, but all the women and children are included in the in vitation, and the more the merrier. One of the best features planned is the basket luncheon to be fur nished by the ladies. It is possible that the plans for luncheon may include an invitation to the people of Hanford and White Bluffs, ask ing them to come aboard and eat, thus saving them the trouble and expense of entertaining so many visitors. In planning the excursion, soijae of the more poetic of the publicity committee studied the calendar and made some calculations, so that the event will come off during that part of the month when there is plenty of moonlight. The band will be there, and if two boats are secured, the Richland band will be engaged, so there will be music on each boat. Dancing on deck is one of the at tractive features of the entertain ment program and tables will be arranged for cards. Stops will be made at Richland, Hanford and White Bluffs, and in vitations are to be extended to the business men of Richland to join with this city in making the excur sion a success. An effort will be made to interest the residents of the country and the suburbs as they are as vitally interested in boosting Kennewick as any of the down-town business men. Rev. H. M. Bartlett has been detailed to make a thorough canvass of the Highlands and W. R. Weisel will make a social call on every resident of Sec. 7 within the next ten days and will endeavor to persuade them that the crowd will not be complete without their pres ence. The purpose of the excnrsion is to get on terms of intimacy with our sister towns, get acquainted with their business men, establish friendly relations both from a social and business standpoint, and en list their assistance, one and all, in boosting the Columbia river valley. BASEBALL THIS EVENIN6 Promptly at 6:15 tonight a twi light ball game will be played on the local grounds, Richlund being the visiting team. After the game, a dance under the auspices of the baseball boys will take place at the Commercial Club hall. The grounds should be in excellent shape since the rain this morning, and as Rich land has been playing some good ball lately, an interetting game should be on tap. Sunday afternoon, Prosser will come down to play the locals. The county seat team got into the game late in the season, this year, but are reported to have a team capable of making it interesting for any thing in this neck o' the woods.