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NORTHERN PACIFIC TIME TABU.
WEST BOUND. EAST BOUND.
No. 3.. 1:13 am. No. 6.. 4:35 am.
No. 5.. 7:25 am. No. 2.. 8:32 am.
No. 1.. 9:45 am. No. 4.. 8:50 pm.
No. 15 .. 6:25 pm. No. 16 ..• 1:20 pm.
Stop at John F. Irby & Co's window
and see the Big Razor.
Miss Leah Offutt is visiting under the
parental roof oil Nob Hill.
For Sale—A good standing desk (book
keepers) in good condition, at Eller's
Second Hand Store.
M. Hill, father of our fellow towns
man H. E. Hill, was in the city Monday
from his home in Lind.
Elmer Hopple, agent of the N. P. at
Hatton, spent Christmas with triends
and relatives in Ritzville. *
The German - American Bank, of
Odessa, will soon be converted into a
National ba/k, we are informed.
Remember the great clearance sale at
Mrs. T.J. Hallin's millinery store. Take
advantage of it and save money. 12-26
H. E. Hill attended the meeting in
Lind last Saturday of the Farmers'
Union of Adams, Douglas and Franklin
Otto Couch is spending Christmas in
the city, the guest of Virgil Benning
ton. He is a student at the Washing
ton State College.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bovee and family
were passengers for Spokane on Tues
day's local. They will spend the Christ
mas holidays there.
H. E. Hill and wife spent Christmas
with Mr. Hill's parents in Lind. H. E.
can be depended upon to know where to
find a good turkey dinner.
Rev. Egerlund, former pastor of the
German Congregational church west of
town, is now in charge of Zion's Con
gregational church at Fresne, Califor
Miss Audra Dutton, a former high
school girl of Ritzville, is in the city
from her home at Pullman, a CKrist
mas guest of Misses Emma and Helen
Miss Viola Wagner, of Seattle, was
an over-Christmas visitor with Ritzville
friends. ' Miss Wagner was the in
structor in music in the city schools
last year. ,
Hickman Newland, a student at the
State College at Pullman, is home for
the holidays and, we might add, for the
turkey and good things that go along
W. R. Cunningham, jr., is in the city
on business. He says his banks at
Kahlotus and Washtucna are practical
ly on a cash basis and that all lines of
business is good in both places.
The great clearance sale at Mrs. T.
J. Hallin's millinery store is still on
One-fourth reduction on everything in
the store, including all kinds of ladies'
and children's wearing apparel. 12-26.
Ed. Pennell, Chas. Sapp, Henry Ros
enoff, jr., and Larle Col well expect to
leave in the very near future for the
scene of their land holdings in the state
of Texas. May succcss attend you,
Mr. and Mrs. Russell McNeil, of Twin
Falls, Ida., are visiting with Mrs. Mc-
Neil's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Of
futt, at their home on Nob Hill. We
almost forgot to mention that Mr. and
Mrs. McNeil's "family" are with them,
S. W. Newland and wife and babies,
of Twin Falls, Idaho, are visiting their
parental homes during holiday season.
At present they are with Mrs. New
land's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. B.
Imus, southeast of Lind.
Harry Davenny, Joe Bassett, Miss
Mary Bassett and Miss Claire Despain,
all students at Whitman college, are
spending the Christmas vacation under
parental roofs. They say they enjoy
college life at Whitman very much but
it "seems good to be home."
Mrs. W. C. Reeder, a former well
known resident of Ritzville, has gone
to California, with her children, in the
search of health. Her stay there, we
are informed, will depend altogether on
how the climate agrees with her. Mr.
Reeder will join her sometime during
W. R. Cunningham, sr., has sold to
H. W. Goff, of Colfax, 80 acres of land
near Keystone for $1000, cash, the land
being the E. 'A of N. E. % of Sec. 14,
Twp. 20 N. R., 36 E. W,., M. The land
was sold for W. W. Baker, of the Baker
InvestmentOo., of Walla Walla.
A. A. Elmore, of Oklahoma, formtr
pastor of the Christian church here, was
in the city last Sunday. Mr. Elmore is
now organizer for the Farmer's Educa
tional & Co-Operative Union and is en
gaged in organizing local and county
Unions throughout Eastern Washing
The three men who started out to
walk from the Pacific coast to the At
lantic coast—which means, of course,
from Seattle to Boston—have changed
their also their mode of tra
vel. One of them took No. 16 out of
Ritzville for Spokane on Tuesday and a
freight brakeman says he hauled twoof
them from North Yakima to the Colum
bia river a few days before. The one
we saw had "sore" feet and we pre
sume all three of them had "cold" feet.
John F. Irby, general manager of the
John F. Irby & Co. store, went to Spo
Walter Garrison and Pearlie Garrison
both of Lind, were married by Justice
W. K. Kennedy Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bastrom return
ed from Walla Walla, last Saturday,
where they had been visiting with friends
for about a week.
Rev. Essig, the new pastor of >the
German Congregational church in the
Rosenoff neighborhood, was a class-mate
of Rev. W. M. Proctor at the Chicago
Theological college. Rev. Essig is a
very scholarly, well cultured gentleman
and we acknowledge a very pleasant
The first snow of the winter fell
Thursday night, and Friday morning
the 1 ground was covered with a coat
two inches thick. The snow will be
welcomed by f;ymrrs who have winter
wheat, as the freezes of the last few
days have not been good for the wheat,
but snow is fine.
We are under special obligations to'
the members of the Journal-Herold staff
for an elegant brush brass ink-well 1 'out
fit." Not only is this a remembrance,
of the Christmas season but it is also a
gentle reminder that if the editorial ink
were kept clean—which it never was
before "Santa" came around — our
"copy" could be more easily and cor
rectly read. Many thanks, boys.
Some idea of the growth of legal
business in Adams county during the
past year may be evidenced by the fol
lowing facts: The receipts of the
county clerk for the past year, exclu
sive or fines, show a gain of 75 per
cent over the preceding year. Should
20 more cases be filed during the month
of December, the number of cases
started in the superior court during
the past year will be equal to the to
tal number of cases launched during
the eight years preceding.
Two tramps, possessed of an unusual
collection of high priced jewelry, were
picked up in Hatton Thursday and
brought to the county seat by Tom
Ochileree. They had been trying to
dispose of the jewelry at Hatton and
claimed it had been given them by
Charlie Wood, of Michel, British Col
umbia. No credence is given the story
here and one of the men admitted to
Prosecuting Attorney C- W. Rathbun
that the circumstances surrounding
them were very suspicious. They are
very cool and offer no protest against
being held pending investigation. They
are in the county jail. '
Teague & Dowell sold their personal
property at public auction Thursday at
the old home of the former, 18 miles
southwest of town. Yearling mules
sold as high as $35 a head, 2-year old
horse colts were as high as $110 or bet
ter, and the last bid on Jean De Bomal,
the 2000 pound Belgian imported stal
lion, was $3200. The purchaser of the
horse lives near Spokane, and will take
him there Mr. Teague who is an old
Adams county farmer, has exchanged
his large wheat farm for a hay farm
near Mica, Wash., to which place he
will move his family in a few days.
Several vacancies in official circles i
call for incumbents who must be ap
pointed in the near future. The death
of David Creuse in road district No. 2,
leaves a road supervisor to be chosen
to succeed him. John A. Gillett, of
Willis, having moved to Ritzville and
established a residence outside the con
fine of his district, the county commis
sioners will be called upon soon to ap
point a successor from commissioner's -
district No. 2. William Spring, city
treasurer, having arranged to begin
the drug business in Pasco, Mayor Hol
comb must soon select his successor.
At a recent meeting of the city coun
cil it was unanimously decided to change
the place of meeting of the council
from the city clerk's office to the Car
negie public library, where they will
meet at their next regular meeting.
A committee was appointed to pur
chase furniture and fixtures to be used
by the council In what is to be their
permanent home. J. D. Bassett of
the board of library trustees appeared
at the council meeting and reported
that the incidental expense fund of the
library was running low, and that there
would be no replenishing of the same
until 1907 taxes were collected, and
recommended to the council that it
move its quarters to the library build
ing, stating that there would be no'
rental charges if the council would
bear the expense of fuel for the libra
ry. The proposition was accepted.
For Better or Worse. •
On Monday, the 23rd inst., Miss Ly
dia Crosley and Sherman Tague were
united in marriage. The ceremony was
solemnized by Rev. Gentry Rushing, in
this city, at 1:30 p. m. The happy cou
ple left on Tuesday for their home,
south of Spokane.
Sunday, Dec. Bth, Miss Lizzie Har
tung and Wm. Schmauder were married
in the German Evangelical Congrega
tional church, at Crab Creek, by Rev.
W. F. Essig. It was the reverend gen
tleman's first service as pastor of that
church. The many friends of the happy
couple join in wishing them a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year, and
safe journey along the pathway of life.
' CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Sunday School 10 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m.
Junior Endeavor 3p. m.
Senior Endeavor 7 p. m.
Preaching 8 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday
evening 8 p. m.
Father Cunningham, of Sprague, ap
pointed by the Bishop for this parish,
will hold services in Ritzville on the
third Sunday in each month. Instruc
tion for children in the forenoon.
The subject for the service at the Erb
residence December 29th, at $ o'clock,
will be "The Christian Soldier." All
are cordially invited.
AN EXCITING EPISODE.
(By Special Wire)
She—Drop that daggernetski!
He—Ski! You drop that fistski!
She Never-r-ski! You hounditaki!
And at latest reports s(ie still has
the upper hand.—Pick-me-up.
Farmers Organize a County Union
At a meeting held at Lind last Sat- i
urday an organization of all the local j
Farmers' Unions in the counties of
Adams, Franklin and Douglass into a
county union was perfected. Dele
gates were present from the local
unions at Ritzville, Lind, Connell,
Kahlotus, Hatton, Cunningham and
Menno and the following were elected
as officers of the County Union for the
ensuing year: President, W. B. Da
vis, Lind; Vice-President, H. E. Hill,
Ritzville; Secretary-Treasurer, M. C.
Hayden, Lind; Conductor, Frank Craw
ford, Lind; Doorkeeper. John Willis,
Willis; Organizer, J. M. Griffith, Grif
fith; Trustees, J. C. Craig, Kahlotus;
W. E. Scott, Hatton; Ray McChesney,
Delight. The next meeting of the
County Union will be held in Lind on
the second Friday in January at 10:00
j o'clock a. m. We understand this to
Ibe a secret organization of the grain
j growers, the principal qualification for
membership being that one must be a
bona-fide wheat raiser. No others will
be admitted. Other than the organ
ization there were several important
questions discussed relative to the wel
fare of the farmers. A committee was
selected to wait on the railroad com
missioners, who will meet in Ritzville
'early in January, to try and convince
that body of the necessity of prepar
ing to handle grain in bulk, as the
farmers are determined to do away
with the unnecessary expense of buy
ing millions of sacks only to give them
The officers of the Ritzville Union,
the official title of which is German-
American Uuion No. 16, are as fol
lows: President, Win. Horn; Vice-
President, J. P. Koch; Secretary,-
Treasurer, H. E. Hill; Conductor,
Fred Sandbrink; Doorkeeper, Fred
Buscher. A movement is on foot to
perfect county organizations in all
wheat growing counties of the states
of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and
California. As soon as the ground is
covered in each state then the county
organizations will be merged into state
organizations, the latter then being or
ganized into the Pacific Coast District.
In this state Adams is the first to per
fect a county union. Whitman was
organized into a county union on last
Monday, and Walla Walla will be thus
organized some time during the present
week. We will have more to say
about this movement next week.
If • ,ti are likely to need some har
ness in the spring, it will pay you to
call and talk the matter over with the
manager of the harness department. We
have a large stock of leather and if you
will place your order early we can save
you *me money. We have a first-class
harness maker and can guarantee every
J. F. IRBY & CO.
TWO HORSES; one grey horse about
11 years old, weight about 1600 lbs.; one
dark bay horse with wire cut on front
hoof, weighs about 1500 lbs. Both are
branded aon left hip. Finder will re
ceive a suitable reward by notifying
C. C. Schaefer, Ritzville, Wash.
A Six Kixim Brick House, j6x2B feet,
kitchen 16x16 feet, good c»Mar.
Inquire of HENRY, .ICHTER.
At Ritzville, a six room Cottage in
good condition, with lot 6:1x118 feet.
This property is n"ar the Lincoln school
on the Ritzville fl it. Inquire of
From my ranch, 3 miles north of
Odessa, five young mure colts. Three
are bays, two of which have white
hind feet, the other being a solid bay.
; and wore a halter. One is an all-black,
also with halter, and the other an iron
grey with crippled front feet. None
of them are branded and all are un
j broken. I will pay $.10.tMI reward to
any one who will inform me where they
( are. John D. Sohimke.
| To my place. 2 miles southeast of Pa
i ha, one bay mare, white on all four feet'
white face and b'.anded <i on the right
shoulder, weight about 1,000 lbs. Ap
peared the first time about two months
ago, then left and returned about one
month ago. Owner may obtain the ani
mal by paying for this advertisement
and feed bill.
12-18 GUSTAV SCHUETZ.
The annual meeting of the Stockhold
ers of the First National Bank of Ritz
ville, Washington, will be held at the
banking rooms of said Bank on Tuesday,
January 14th, 1908, at 3:30 p. m., for
the election of directors and transac
tion of any other business proper to
come before said meeting.
The polls will be open for the election
of Directors from 3:30 to 4 -00 o'clock p.
Dated at Ritzville, Washington, this
10th day of December, A. D. 1907.
A. T. KENDRICK,
The Cough Syrup that
rids the system of a cold
by acting aa a cathartic on the
Bee* is the original laxative cough syrup,
contains no opiates, gently moves tbe
bowels, carrying tbe cold off through th«
natural channels, Guaranteed to ghr*
■ati<faction or money refunded.
For sale by the Emerson Drug Co
All we ask you \
is to come in and
see our large line of
We know you will buy,
for the price is right.
ROSENOFF &. Co.
Beet Work guaranteed.
We do Rough Drying by
'Phone s : : 156.
W. R. Peters
and Dealer in
Carries the largest and best
line of Harness and Saddles in
Adams county. Everything for
the stable. Years of experience
in this business enables us to
assure satisfaction to every
customer. Come in and see
our goods whether you buy or
not. Main street, bet. DandE
Cures Biliousness, Sick fl D T \T fl Cleanses the system
Headache, Sour Stom- U It 1 J\ U thoroughly and clear,
ach, Torpid Liver and sallow complexions of
c hro.' c om,'ip t .ion. Fruit Syrup
For Sale By Rosenoff & Co.
A Merry Christmcu
A Happy New Yem
Thanking our many friends and customers for their libe.
during the past and trusting, by square dealing and honest .
thods, to merit a continuance of the same we wish one and all
pliments of the season.
S. S. FRANTZ JEWELRY CO.
GIFT STOCK. .
MUST be seen to be fully appreciated. It would be hard
to find words to express its magnificence. It surpasses
any of our former holiday exhibits. If you have visited our
store in former years at Christmas time you'll know that our
present showing must, indeed, be something worth seeing. Our
low prices will make it easy to buy here this year.
Cameras, Fountain Pens, Albums, Toilet
Goods, Toilet Cases, Manicure Sets, Cel
luloid Novelties, Perfumes, Books, Lea
ther Goods, Stationery, Jewelry, Shaving
Sets, Pyrography Outfits, Dolls, Toys,
Brushes of all kinds, Cigars, Confection
ery, etc., etc.
When fatigued from Christmas shopping, visit our fountiyn
and have acup of 4 hot soda. Our hot drinks are delicious and
will rest and invigorate you.
H. E. GRITMAN
We Feel Sure
of our ability to handle your
Banking Business to your
We shall be glad of an op
portunity to talk to you.
We can sell you Best and Cheapest Tickets to and from all Russian and
German points. Call and get our price before buying. Our customers are
We can sell you Money Orders on all parts of the world and at lowest
GERMAN-AMERICAN STATE BANK
O. H. GREENE, C. E. SHIPMAN, W. H. MARTIN,
PRESIDENT. VICE-PRESIDENT. CASHIER.
The Pioneer National Bank
Capital, f 75,000.00; Surplus, 125,000.00.
SAFETY DEPOSIT VAULT
SEPARATE for CUSTOMERS
RITZVILLE FLOURING MILLS
M. Thomaen, Pres. W. H. Kreager, Manager
Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or in bulk.
Manufacturers of the celebrated Krone Patent Flow. All grocers sell It.
Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels.
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