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The Kennewick Courier
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER VOL. XI NO. 4 ALLOW OBJECTIONS; ORDINANCES FAIL No More Tracks on t ront Street Pass 4 up Improvement on Sercombe Street Both ordinances brought up be fore the city council at their last meeting for the final reading failed to pass. These two were submitted by the North Coast, asking for two gpurs on Front street, one crossing Washington street, and the other jutting off from Seven ih street in the west end of town. Before the reading of the ordi nances, the council listened to a few stirring speeches made by Front street property owners. J. G. Hen neherry objected strenuously and at gome length to giving the North Coast anything that they did not pay for, and he stated, as did the rest, that if the North Coast wanted that street, to grant them the privi lege of buying it outright. J. G. Jones, on behalf of A. B. French spoke briefly, as did Harry Rose man, E. R. Carnahan and G. F. Richardson, begging the council to refuse to grant the road privileges that would destroy the value of their property. The first ordinance was killed on the first section, but the clerk was allowed to finish reading the second before the decisive vote was taken. A new ordinance relating to the licensing of picture shows was given its first and second readings. James Crowell was awarded the contract for the installation of the cement pipe for the irrigation sys tem in the Amon Addition. The Spokane Concrete Co. was the only other bidder on the work, and there was but a few dollars difference in the estimates. Sercombe street will not be in cluded in the city's appropriations for improvement. This action was taken owing to the city attorney's report that he was meeting with difficulty in securing the consent of the property owners along that street. The new route chosen to the S P. <fe S. station, that will be im proved b> the city, is along Jeffer son street to Monroe, thence east to the station. The road as now selected will cut out some heavy grading for the city. The present roadway along Jefferson and Mon roe is fifteen feet too narrow, but Frank Emigh, who was present, stated that he would see that the city would be put to no expense in securing the needed strip. There will be a special meeting of the council tonight to hear any re monstrances that may come up in the matter of laying curbing over practically the whole city. DEMOCRATS SELECT DELE6ATES At the Democratic caucus held in the city hall Saturday evening fif" teen delegates were selected to at tend the county convention at Pros per tomorrow. The following were eboaen; G. F. Richardson, E. R. *Urnahan. J. M. Hawkins, Z. V. • j e< L er ' Staser, C. L. Holcomb, t: W - Kimble, R. 1.. Banta, H. A. ; *ier, Dr. A. B. Ely, B. F. Neil, A. Keavers. BEe| N MINSTREL REHEARSALS two dozen of the city's <U talented singers, dancers and 'f-ter s assembled Wednesday eve ing for the first rehearsal of the ramercial Club . minstrel show _ inflicted upon the ic about the fifteenth of May. j v 66 tarsals will be held week- p r j,i ° n(la y, Wednesday and the eVfM, " m 8 s , from now until «7 tflll the enthusi- D during the first try-out w th'it tb e affair is bound to 06 a success. REPUBLICANS IN CAUCUS About thirty republicans met in caucus at. the city hall last night and selected twelve nominees from which six delegates to the county conven tion will be chosen at a primary election to be held at the city hall tomorrow (Saturday )afternoon from two to five o'clock. The county convention will be held at Prosser the following Saturday, May 4th. The nominees selected at the caucus, from among which the six delegates to the convention will be elected, are as follows: W. A. Koontz, F. M. Crosby, E. L. Kolb, B. C. Elms, Edw. Sheppard, E. C. Tripp, J. G. Haydon, J. Sercombe, C. B. Haydon, H. A. Howe, J. J. Reed and L. E. Johnson. RAISE 816 CELEBRATION FUND The committees recently named to take charge of the Fourth of July celebration met last Monday night and had a discussion of the ways and means which might be employed to give Kennewick the biggest cele bration in its history. It was de cided that to make the eagle scream in a proper and fitting manner, at least $500 would be needed, and the finance committee were in structed to get out and see what they could do about it. The result of the canvass was better than even the most sanguine had hoped for at the present writing about $800 has been subscribed and the solicitors have $100 or more in sight. With very few exceptions, every business man in the city was found to be strongly in favor of a rousing cele bration in Kennewick this year, and the very liberal manner in which they have contributed means that our visitors on the fourth of next July wiJl be right royally enter tained. CEMENT MEN MAKE RECORD Wednesday the sidewalk crew now at work on the walks in the west end made a record of 7300 square feet during the eight hours. About 80 men are now employed by the 2 Miracle corporation in this city. ALUMNI ORGANIZE Sunday afternoon the high school alumni held a meeting at the home of Tracy Howe for the purpose of electing new officers and making arrangements for the entertainment of this year's senior class. The following officers were elected: Miss Nima Hoadley, president; Miss Ruby Slaugenhaupt, vice-president; and Miss Effie Oliver, secretary and treasurer. An unusual fact, as compared with the records of the average alumni of the small town, was brought to light, — twenty-five of the thirty-three alumni are in the city or vicinity at this time. Time has not scattered Kennewick's prominent young people to any great extent and their reunion this year will be a delightful occasion to all concerned. The even ing of May 11th is the date set for the annual banquet, this time in honor of the class of 1912, numbering eleven of the enterprising young people who rep resent the best the Kennewick schools afford and whose work would compare favorably with that of any high school class in the state. The management :of the affair will be in the hands of Tracy Howe, Mrs. Helen Russell and Misses Margaret Hamilton and Ruby Slaugenhaupt, a committee appointed by the alumni, and promises to De the most brilliant function of the season's social calendar. MAY-DAY EXERCISES School patrons who are interested in the primary grades in the schools are cordially invited to visit the South Side school Friday afternoon, May 3rd. School will open at 1:30 and after the guests have visited the rooms and seen the regular routine work, the children and their friends will repair to the lawn where a May pole will be placed and various games and frolics will be en joyed. The first and second grades will take part in the entertainment. DANCE ON HIGHLANDS The ladies of the Highlands have planned the biggest jollification of the season, at the club house SaturSay even ing. It is a dance for the purpose of raising funds for the piano and all are cordially invited to attend. C. E. Kine and A.J. Penn have contracted to convey guests from town at the rate of fifty cents each. KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912 WHO IS IT? VY/HOSE classic profile do you s'pose this is? If you're the first to tell us, you get a dollar's worth of anything you want at any place in town. Last week's subject was Edw. Sheppard. Carl Haydon was the first to get the correct answer to us. Who is it? Tell us quickly and grab the prize. GROWERS'ASSOCIATION TO HAVE NEW BUILDING J. W. Gleichman Will Put up New Warehouse West of F. & P. Co. Warehouse The Kennewick district of the Yakima Valley Fruit Growers' As sociation will be quarerered in a warehouse of their own before the fruit shipping season opens, accord ing to an announcement made yes terday. J. Will Gleichman, an Evansville, Indiana, capitalist, who is one of the newcomers on the High lands, has secured a lease of a site on the N. P. right of way near the Pacific street crossing and will put up a frame warehouse immediately. The largest crop of fruit and ber ries ever raised in the valley is now practically assured for this season Where to secure quarters in which to carry on the immense business which the Association will have to handle has been a problem to Man ager Ollinger and the directors, and the timely assistance offered by Mr. Gleichman is greatly appreciated. The new building will have a track frontage of probably 50 feet and a depth of about the same. FOR A STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Plans are now under way for an all-Kennewick strawberry festival, to be held within the coming two or three weeks, or as soon as the first berries ripen. This year's fest ival will be an out-door afternoon affair and will be under the aus pices of the various societies and clubs of the city. Mrs. A. B. Ely has agreed to act as chairman of the committee of arrangements. This committee will get together during the next few days and will consist of one or more representatives from each of the lodges and cluts of the city. One object of the festival will be thq entertainment of the members of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, and their wives, in return for the hearty hospitality shown the Ken newick delegation at the recent open river rally in that city. TENNIS TOURNAMENT The local tennis club will begin a series of elimination games during the coming week to decide who shall represent the club at a tourna ment to be held in Sunnyside on Memorial Day. Four sharps from the ranks of the local players will be selected to try for honors at the Sunnyside tournament. 999,999,878,500,623,- 648,387,800 FLIES LESS Bellows Works New Advertising Stunt That Will Be Appreciated—Tin Cans Galore Bellows' Toggery is on a fair way to .become famous. And in doing it he is cleaning the whole city of tin cans and flies. Already he has accumulated a mountain of cans and hundreds and hundreds of household pests. Last Saturday Mr. Bellows invit ed every kid between six and six teen years of age to meet him at his store. About five hundred came and he gave each a little souvenir. Before they left, he told them he was starting a contest for the boys and girls of town, and offered three prizes to the boys who would bring him the largest number of tin cans, and three nice prizes to the girls who would and kill the larg est number of flies. That the plan took hold immedi ately is evidenced oy the huge pile of tin cans that are luggged into the store every night. Nearly twenty thousand have been brought in so far and they are coming stronger every day. As soon as the cans are counted they are hauled to the river and dumped. A couple of kids planned a "killing" the other night, and dragged a cart to the dump and brought back a whop ping big load —but the others heard of it and squealed. Needless to say that load was not counted. As a result of the freak contest Bellows is getting a lot of advertising and is accomplishing no little good to the city. The tin cans will be cleared out, at least, and every time a fly lights on the shiny dome of a bald-headed man, he will wish Bel lows had it —and he probably will before long. Scientific dopesters have it figured out that each fly has some hundred and ninety-nine quin tillion descendants every season. Think how many flies Kennewick will do without this season, figuring from the twelve thousand that have already been caught! NOTICE Special meeting of the Kenne wick Valley Water Users' Association at Finley Saturday evening, April 27th, at eight o'clock. All water users, whether members of the As sociation or not, are requested to be present. Hal. H. Cole, Secretary. LARGEST LOCAL CIRCULATION in TS UU6H From the Republican-Bulletin we clip the following paragraph con cerning a recent meeting of the Prosser Commercial Club: Possibly the most important ac tion taken at last night's meeting was the passing of a resolution call ing a special meeting for next Tues day night for the purpose of secur ing a petition for the building of a new court house. Invitations will be sent out to the various granges and a rousing meeting is antici pated, as this is a subject in which everyone is interested, for if there is any one thing Benton county needs it is a new, modern building, and it is hoped that everyone will turn out to the meeting next Tues day evening." PINCHED! Business at the police court took a decided spurt this week when H. E. Munday and "Wolgast" Mooney got tangled in the meshes of the law by forgetting about the ordinance which says you mustn't drive teams promiscuously across the cement walks. Patrolman Copeland hustled them to Judge Staser's office where each was fined a dollar, plus the costs, amounting to $6.95. Mooney was driving one of Chief Ferrell's wagons when the offense was committed. ATTACHES WOOL CLIP FOR TAXES Sheriff Mahan was down from the present county seat this week on county business. While in this end of the county, he levied on 20,000 pounds of clipped wool for back taxes due from Frye Bros, at Ply moth. This wool, amounting to 43 sacks, will be sold at auction on the 4th of May, if the Fryes do not "come through" with $767, the amount of their taxes. The sheriff suggests that here is a chance for some one to make a little easy money as the clip is valued at close to $2500. PAOLINE GERARDS After a lingering illness of two months' duration, Pauline, the five year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gerards, of the Garden Tracts, died Sunday. Her malady was an affection of the blood, in volving little suffering but gradually weakening the patient until life was no longer to be maintained. The child was a favorite among old and young and those who loved her find consolation in the fact that the free ing of her spirit brought rest to the weary little form. Five of her brothers and a baby sister are left to the bereaved par ents but one place in their hearts and home is vacant and the sympathy of the city and community is with them in their sorrow. Funeral services in German and English were conducted at the Luth eran church, Tuesday afternoon, by the pastor, Rev. Brockman, after which the child was laid at rest in the Riverview Heights cemetery. Shortly after the minister's final benediction, Mrs. J. G. Kelly and Miss Frances Olbrich sang in duet '' What a Friend We Have in Jesus," a hymn which little Pauline called her own song and which brought her much comfort during the hard est hours of her illness. The city librarian, Mrs. Emile Shana felt, reports the arrival of another case of books from the traveling library which has headquarters at Olympia. Another special attraction to readers this week is the addition of some of the best late fiction to the pay shelf Down at the Coats & Marks basket factory the wheels are merrily going around. Several operators are busy at the machines turning out berry boxes by the thousands in preparation for the calls from the growers. The girls are mastering the new work easily and the managers expect to put on a dozen ad ditional helpers as soon as the machines arrive. WHOLE NUMBER 524 RESIDENT OF HOVER MEETS VIOLENT DEATH Rufus Bevier Thrown Against Fence By Fractious Horse — Neck Broken Residents of the lower valley are mourning the death of one of their most highly respected citizens, Ru fus Bevier, of Hover, who came to his death accidentally on Monday. He was returning to his home after a visit to the general store and post office, with his arms full of pack ages and leading a horse by a hob ble. He had slipped the cuff of the hobble over his wrist, aud when he dropped one of the packages, the horse became frightened and lunged forward, throwing Mr. Bevier vio lently against a fence. The back of his head struck a post, breaking his neck and causing instant, death, after which the horse dragged him for a distance of several yards, mu tilating bis face and head terribly. Mr. Bevier was 58 years of age but in active health at the time of his death and was noted among his friends and neighbors for his indus try. Immediately following the acci dent, an inquest was held by thf» justice of the peace, A. J. Reming ton, and associates, and the verdict given corresponds with the forego ing. Thursday morning at 9 o'clock funeral services were conducted in the little Hover church, where Mr. Bevier had been a faithful worker for many years, being elder and Sunday school superintendent at the time of his death. Rev. Fraser, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, was in charge and the best loved bymns of the deceased were a part of the service. The body was brought to the Kennewick cemetery for interment. For six years, Mr. Bevier liad been an honored resident of Hover and was ever identified with the best interests of the town, doing all in his power to help all the good works along. He leaves, besides his wife and daughter Alta, another daughter, Mrs. Clara M. Dooley, of Selma, lowa, and two sons, Russell Bevier, of The Dalles, Oregon, and Ernest Bevier, of Montrose, Col. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bevier and little son arrived Tuesday and were in atten dance at the funeral. Death rarely visits the little com munity down the river, this being only the third in the past seven years, and every resident has been greatly moved by the sad circum stances attending the loss of one of tbeir oldest inhabitants. Whole hearted sympathy is given to the bereaved ones and their grief has been made a matter of personal sor row to each of their many friends, while all have endeavored by every means in their power to make the cross easier to bear. BEAT LiND EASILY Kennewick trimmed Lind last Sunday to the tune of 13 to 8. The locals gathered all their runs in the first three innings, scoring seven in the second. Every man on the team fattened his batting average scandalously at the expense of the Lind twirler. Larkin pitched his usual good game, retiring 15 Lind men by the strikeout route. He eased off dur ing the latter part of the game and allowed the visitors a few scores after the locals had secured a safe lead. The last three innings were played in a drizzle of rain. Kennewick will make it four straight next Sunday. The murder will be committed on the local grounds and Wallula will furnish the corpse. A week from Sunday we will entertain Paeco.