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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

What’s in a name? 

Possibly the “obliteration” of an Idaho town. That’s why the town of Wardner issued a formal complaint with the Oregon-Washington Railway and Navigation Co. for changing the name of its depot from Wardner to Kellogg. The towns are next to each other.

The name change was requested by the Kellogg Board of Trade, but the Wardner business people were incensed. They claimed this would result in the “obliteration of Wardner.” They took the case to the Wardner City Council, which issued a formal complaint with the railroad.

A compromise to name the depot “Wardner-Kellogg” was apparently rejected by Kellogg. So the Idaho Public Utilities Commission was planning to meet and rule on the issue.

From the entertainment beat: Two acts at the Pantages Theater earned rave reviews. The first was a 10-year-old musician named Little Master Gallerini, of the Gallerini Musical Four, who played piccolo, accordion and saxophone

The other was Napoleon and his enormous partner, Little Hip. Napoleon was a chimpanzee and Little Hip was an elephant.

“The monkey acts more like a mischievous boy than a beast, and his roller-skating, smoking, dining, good manners and bicycle riding made an instantaneous hit.”