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The Kennewick Courier
VOL. X. NO. 10 WARD limits ARE DEFINED City Attorney Prepares Ordin # ance Dividing City Into Three Parts An ordinance defining the boundaries of the first, second and third wards, into which the city soon be divided, was read be fore the council Tuesday night but was "not acted upon. According to the ordinance, the first ward will comprise all of the city lying east of Yakima street and between the over and the southern limits. \H'ard two will take in the territory west ©f Yakima street and lying be tween the N. P. right-of-way and the southern limits of the city. Ward three will include that portion of the incorporation lying between the N. P. tracks and the river, and bounded on the east by north First street and Washington street. After the ordinance had been read and the council had agreed that the division made was a fair apportionment of the city's voting strength, the question came up as to the manner of electing each ward's representatives. Council man Garber held that the two councilmen from each ward should be elected by a common vote of the people. He was over-ruled, how ever, and after some discussiop a vote was taken and motion carried that each ward's representatives be nominated and elected by the voters residing within that ward. This provision will be included in a new ordinance now being pre pared, and which will be acted upon soon, though the coming re vote on the sewer bonds will be con ducted in the same manner as here tofore. PASGO HERE SUNDAY Judging that it is about time for that Pasco baseball outfit to get an other drubbing, they have been in vited to Kennewick again and will come over on a special train next Sunday. Be at the grounds, Oh ye fans, at three o'clock and see what happens to Sullivan's tribe. TAKE NOTICE JUST RECEIVED—the finest line of Cut Glass Bowls ever displayed in this city as follows: The Rainbow pattern, 8 inch bowl, cut all over $15.00 The Marcella, 8 inch bowl, cut all over 13.50 The famous Sunburst pattern, 9 inch bowl, finely cut. .. 9.75 The Pineapple pattern, 8 inch bowl 7.50 The Midway pattern, 9 inch bowl 6.75 The Masonic pattern, 8 inch bowl 5.50 The Lilly pattern, 8 inch bowl 4.50 The Lilly A pattern, 8 inch bowl 5.50 The Rex Buzz Punch Bowl 19.00 All of the above are fine American cut and the price is very low. & Many other nice things Eight Day Alarm Clocks We have the newest thing in clocks —an eight day alarm —nev- er before on the market. The clock comes in four finishes — &onze, Lemon Yellow, Brass and Oxidized, and is strong as it ls an dsome. The price is but tiny—s3.so. J* See window. James A. VanNorsdall THE JEWELER ov er Block, Second Street Kennewick, Washington THIS OUR NEW FIRE-PROOF NORTH COAST DEPOT jt THE NEW FLOUR MILL CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND DR, BLALOCK INSPECTS KENNEWICK ORCHARDS Walla Walla Pioneer, on Auto Tour. Enthuses Over Development in This Section Dr. Blalock of Walla Walla, in company with Mr. Wood, also a resident the Garden City and Mr. Weihe of Pasco were visitors in Kennewick Friday, coming over from the Garden City in the doctor's handsome new Auburn car. Dr. Blalock has just returned from a trip to Heppner, Oregon, and was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Winens, who is also a motor en thusiast. Dr. Blalock's party were lunch eon guests of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Ely and a run over the Highlands and adjacent valley was a feature of their day in Kennewick. Dr. Blalock, who is a Washington pioneer and has seen enough of this section of the west to be an apt judge as to comparative values of lands and locations, says that Kennewick has a wonderful future and is destined to become one of the great cities of the Northwest. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1911 EVERYBODY IN KENNEWICK TO GO ON THE EXCURSION Big Preparations are being made to Make "Get-Together Junket" a Rousing Big Success in Every way STORES WILL ALL CLOSE FOR THE DAY Merchants Have All Agreed to Suspend Business — The Commer cial Club Invites YOU to Participate in the Town's Picnic and Boat Excursion Thursday No sort of use in planning on staying at home next Thursday, because if you do you'll flock all by yourself. The whole town has declared for a holiday and business men, ranchers, wives, children, all are going aboard the "Mountain Gem"and the*'lnland Empire" on the Commercial Club's big mid summer get-together excursion and boat picnic to Richland, Hanford and White Bluffs. The advance sale of tickets has been fully up to the committee's expections and there is no doubt that there will be a big and jolly crowd at the landing next Thurs day morning. There will be no crowding, however, and the two steamers will afford ample comfort and accommodations for the ex cursionists. Though the commit tee has as yet announced no formal program it is certain they will have something enjoyable doing every minute and the plans and ar rangements will be fully decided upon at next Tuesday night's meet ing of the club. The following firms have agreed to close their places of business for the day: LITTLE LAD HAS EXCITING RIDE Orrion, the little six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, had a narrow escape from serious injury yesterday. He was playing on the delivery wagon at Holmes' store, and climed onto the drivers seat and lifted the lines. Of course the horses started. The youngster screamed, which caused the horses to quicken their pace. In the mean time the delivery boy with the broad Scotch tongue took after the rig and climed in the back. By this time the little fellow had fal len off the seat and dangled head down in the mud of the street. To the onlookers it looked as if he would surely be squashed by the wheels, but he fell clear and came out of it with nothing worse than a very dirty face and smeared clothes. Kennewick Hardware Shanafelt & Sons H. A. Howe L. L. Hursey Furniture Co. Louis F. Stock A. Kolb & Son S. D. Lynch James A. VanNorsdall J. H. Gravenslund J. E. Tull Co. J. M. Holmes W. G. King & Son Kennewick Clothing Co. H. E. Munday Kennewick Trading Co. Haydon & Dwire Kennewick Reporter Kennnewick Furniture Co. Star Palace Laundry Co. Kennewick Courier C. B. Haydon J. O. Short E. R. Sully C. H. Marshall • Moulton & Henderson Bank of Kennewick First National Bank L. Speegle C. B. Stewart C. E. Tripp & Son Thornton &c Cameron WHEN THE WIFE'S AWAY A half-dozen of the married men whose wives are out of town, be coming tired of their own society and cooking, gathered at the Hotel Kennewick Sunday night and stowed away the first square feed they've had since their hot-weather widowerhood began. When it was whispered about that the widowers were to celebrate, all the single fellows tried to edge in, too, but they received a frigid reception, the married ones saying: "Nix! This is none of your funeral —not yet. Now beat it!" As the writer was one of those frozen out, he is not now in a position to state very ac curately what took place behind the locked doors of the dining room; and wouldn't be mean enough to, anyway,as some of the absent wives might see this paper. Then Jack Corder, who promoted the stunt, would have to do a lot of explain ing. MUST AGAIN HOLD SEWER BOND ELECTION Attorney For Hanchett Company Raises Objections to Proceedings and Turns Down Bonds Because the ordinances adopting the plans and calling the election were passed the same night, and because the ordinance calling the election did not fully specify as to the obligation incurred, the attorney for the Hanchett Bond Co. has passed unfavorably on the sewer bonds recently purchased by that company. With the letter turning down the bonds came an offer,from the Han chett Co. that their attorney prepare a new ordinance to his satisfaction and forward the same immediately. This the council has agreed to, and the clerk has since received a letter saying he could ekpect to receive the new ordinance within a few days. Though it is unfortunate that these technical irregularities should hold up the work, it will be plain sailing and quick work from now on. The new ordinance will be passed by the council next week and the date for the election will be set possibly for about the first of September. The bond company say that they will hold open their offer to buy the bonds at five and one-half per cent, so that the first of October should see the contract let and the project well under way. MISS FLEENOR WEDS HARRY 6. MERRIAM Popular Young Lady, Formerly of the N. C. Force in this City, Married in Walla Walla Kennewick friends of Miss Ella Fleenor, formerly stenographer foT the Q.-W. R. & N. at their yard offices here, were treated to a sur prise with the coming of Thurs day's mail, as announcements were received apprising them of the fact that Miss Fleenor is now Mrs. H. C. Merriam. The wedding occured in Walla Walla, Wednesday, August 2nd. The matrimonial plans of the young couple were unknown to their office associations in North Yakima where both have been employed since the train service opened on the new road, as the bride went to Walla Walia about a week ago, supposed ly for her summer vacation and the groom left a few days later saying that he was going to Canada. Mrs. Merriam was secretary of the Nile Club at the time of its or ganization and was an active worker in the club. Her dainty individu ality and many lovable qualities made her a favorite with old and young alike and a large circle of friends in this city and elsewhere wish her lifelong happiness with the man of her choice. The groom was a signal service man for the 0.-W. R. & N. and was located at Benton City until a few months ago, when he was trans ferred to North Yakima. His em ployees and fellow workmen speak well of him and it is understood that he will now go to work on the air line of the 0.-W. R. & N. run ning out from Spokane. WHOLE NUMBER 485 HARD TIMES FOR LITTLE MR. FLY No Longer Enjoys the Freedom of the City—AH sorts of Inven tions for his Destruction Ten little flies, all in a line; One got a swat, then there were nine. Nine little Hies grimly sedate, Licking their chops—Swat! There were eight. Eight little flies raising some more — Swat! Swat! Swat! Swat! Then there were four. Four little flies colored green-blue, Swat! (Ain't it easy I) Then there were two. Two little flies dodged the civilian — Early next day there were a million! —Ex. And the day after, the million were neatly and painlessly put away with the "Pat. Pending, Automatic Fly Electrocutor." This novel arrangement was on exhibition in Kennewick this week, and was given a try-out to prove the inventor's claims, which were that the machine could kill two million flies, mos quitoes, gnats, etc., per diem. The instrument consists of a frame strung with wires, thru which an electric current was passed by means of a strong battery. There were two forms, one being like a window screen and to be used as such, the incoming and outgoing pests being stiffened into harmless carcasses upon contact with the wires. The other was to put. in the fields to catch the coddling moths, bugs and beetles and such like. The attraction was a wee light. It caught nearly every kind of a bug except the coddling moth — the one that was wanted the worst — when it was given a try in the Sly orchard. The test was made in the presence of several prominent orchardists and the fruit inspector. It seems that the coddling moths fight a little shy of the light, so the inventor's dream of millions from the orchard lets was dispelled. The inventor states that every house should have its windows guarded with the thing umbobs. It would indeed be fine — for him —if every window was fixed up. He figured that an ordinary house could be rigged up—wired completely—a small house —for $108, and think of the fun it would be to see the flies electrocuted! The biggest fly-swatting success which has been introduced locally 'seems to be the Efner trap which is manufactured in North Yakima and is on sale at the Kennewick Hardware Co.. These are com paratively inexpensive, retailing at $3.00 and they do certainly gather the pests in by the gallon. There are a number in use about the busi ness places in town and it would be a good in vestment for every store and home. A fly in the trap is worth forty on the baby's nose. SIXTY-FOOT ROAD TO DEPOT Agitation for a decent highway to the S. P. & S. depot came to a head at Tuesday night's council meeting and it was voted that the city clerk and attorney prepare papers at once authorizing the con struction of a sixty-foot street east along the south line of Section 6. to the railroad. It is anticipated that the city will have considerable trouble in getting right-of-way for the highway from some of the abutting property own ers, and condemnation proceedings may have to be resorted to in some places. But the road as it now stands is a disgrace to the city and the only way to fix it is to fix it. In time this highway will be among the most-travelled in the city and on this account the council de cided that 60 feet was as narrow as it could be made. At this width it will very likely gouge into some of the front yards along Sercombe street, to the property owners' ire. MARRIED Walter Barham and Miss Leona Brown were united in marriage at Dallas, Oregon, last Sunday. "Walt" was formerly a popular member of the younger set when he lived with his family in this city. For the past three years he has been associated with his brothers in the contracting business in the Oregon town.