Newspaper Page Text
WEEKLY LOCAL EVENTS
E. E. Lawson was up from Connell
A. A. Walker of Connell did business
in town last week.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Catling is seriously ill.
Mrs. A. B. Schmidt is visiting with
her parents in Wenatchee.
C. Jungbloom of Lind was in town
the latter part of last week.
L. B. Cottingham of Quincy was a
Monday visitor in Ritzville.
We have some bargains in watches.
—Ellers Second Hand Store.
George A. Young of Connell was seen
in this city the first of the week.
B. C. Sirginson of Spokane was reg
istered at the Ritzville Hotel Sunday.
D. McLaughlin of Spra&ue was among
those who visited Ritzville last Friday.
The Ritzville Steam Laundry is mak
ing arrangements to commence opera
tions next week.
W. H. Tuggle, formerly of this city
but now of Spokane, was in town the
first of the week.
W. R. Kennedy, secretary of the Re
publican County committee, was a Spo
kane visitor Monday.
Miss Ella Smart of Lind and Miss
Dowell of Tacoma were visiting with
Ritzville friends over Sunday.
Henry Schmidt and William Weiand
are looking after their interests in the
Coeur d'Alene mining district.
J. S. Edwards, republican nominee
for county treasurer, was at Lind Mon
day looking after his political fences.
Mrs. Henry Zimmerman, who has
been dangerously ill for some time, is
now convalescent, but still quite weak.
John Bunger has leased the property
of Richard Kerrach, north of t(jis city,
for a term of five years at a rental of
C. F. Cox, William Vogt and G. H.
- Miller of Lind were among those who
transacted business in this fcity the first
of this week.
A. H. Domann and wife are visitors
in Spokane this week. Mr. Domann
had business to transact, while Mrs.
Domann is visiting with her former
Col. S. Sapp, G. A. Crawford, C. C.
Hedger, J. H. McGrosky and C. F. Mc-
Carthy of Pullman were among those
who are in this city as witnesses in the
J. P. Schroeder, a prosperous grain
dealer of Wilson Creek, was in this
city the first of the week renewing ac
quaintances. He was formerly proprie
tor of the Ritzville Hotel.
J. W. Merritt, one of Spokane's lead
ing attorneys, is in the city prosecuting
the Myer-Ewald case before Judge
Warren, in the absence of Walter
Staser, who was called to the west.
Harold Jeffries the young man, who
was thrown from a horse sometime ago
and received injuries by which he was
unconscious for several days, has fully
recovered and left the first of the week
for Toppenish, where he will visit with
Wm. Leonard held an auction Tues
day and sold his stock and machinery
used in farming'. Mr. Leonard is un
decided what to do just at present, but
he expects to leave Ritzville. He has
been a very successful farmer and will
probably spend the balance of his life
Hon. A. S. Newland, one of the
wheel horses of the Adams county dem
ocracy, was oil our streets Saturday.
While he did not say so, we presume he
was as usual advocating the election of
the Democratic county ticket, especially
their candidates for treasurer and
clerk. (?) -—
Teachers' Institute will be held in
Ritzville during the week of Nov. 12 to
16. Among the instructors engaged
from the outside are Prof. W. G. Beach
and R. Kent Beattie of the state col
lege and Deputy State Superintendent
of Schools H. B. Dewey of Olympia.
In a letter to Ritzville friends, Mor
ton Griffith, formerly of Ritzville but
now of Soldier, Idaho, writes that he is
so well suited with his new home that
he contemplates the purchase of 320
acres of desert land. The very best
wishes of his friends follows Mr. Grif
Attorney E. M. Gibbons of Connell
was a Ritzville visitor over Sunday.
Mr. Gibbons was .formerly with Attor
ney 0. R. Holcomb of this city, and re
cently located in Connell, where he
bought the law practice of Senator C.
T. Hutson. He speaks encouragingly
of the future of Connell.
Postmaster John F. Irby is out of
town for a few days on an extended
hunt after stock and machinery lor his
big ranch near Cunningham. He in
forms us that he will hereafter farm
his land himself, and is now stocking it
up preparatory to putting a good man
in charge as foreman.
The wheat market seems to be manip
ulated, as it usually is, in the interests
of the millers and exporters without
any cohsideration whatever for the in
terests of the grower. The state of
the local wheat market this year looks
very much like the local buyers were
trying to recover some of their losses
of last year's local tight.
Mrs. Ed. Troyer and daughter left
Monday morning for Newport. They
were accompanied by Miss Alma Troyer
who has been visiting in this city with
her brothers for the past week. Mrs.
Troyer will spend several weeks in
that city and also be in attendance at
the marriage of Miss Alma Troyer, which
occurs the last of this month.
Mr. J. Pflugradt, a pioneer farmer
living near Paha, was in the city on
Tuesday trading with our merchants.
F. C. Henneberg has leased the
building vacated by the Times and will
remodel the interior. He will put in
a new front and arrange the building
for offices. He has moved his office
into the building where his customers
will find him. Mr. Henneberg has built
up a good real tstate business and we
wish him success in his new quarters.
A. B. Schmidt, who has been inter
ested with his father, Henry Schmidt,
in the Ritzville hotel, has disposed of
his interests to the latter and will seek
an opening elsewhere. Mr. Schmidt
has made many friends in this city who
will regret his leaving Ritzville. This
paper wishes him success in his new
field of labor.
W. J. Bennington was called to Spo
kane Monday to take charge of the po
sition offered him by the Pacific Live
Stock Association. He has been elected
as one of the trustees with the position
as general inspector. He reports that
at the last meeting he succeeded in re
ducing the salaries of the officers $25,
000 a year, which is quite an item in it
John Goodykoontz traded his resi
dence on College hill for the home of
John Helme, near the city waterworks,
last week, Mr. Goodykoontz securing
$2000 in the trade. He left his farm on
Rattlesnake flat last year and pur
chased the King residence, with the in
tention of making Ritzville his future
home, but changed his plans and will
return to ranching again.
Mrs. Henry Thiel, who has been in
this city the guest of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Adam Hein, for the past two
weeks, returned to her home at Odessa
last Friday. A few weeks ago she fell
on a hydrant and struck her left arm
causing a partial paralysis. She came
to this city to receive medical treat
ment under Dr. Hewit, and is now
again able to use that member.
The smiling face of county commis
sioner H. J. Allert, of Menno, was seen
on our streets Monday. Mr. Allert is
one of our most prominent German-
American citizens, and has proven him
self a very capablt county commis
sinoer, and the people will re-elect
him to that office by a good safe ma
jority. Adams county needs more of
just such men as Henry J. Allert.
The candidates of both parties are
waging a strong fight for election, and
the voters are being urged by personal
solicitation and the presentation of
cards, bearing the photograph, name
and office for which the candidate is
running, to vote the right way. Elec
tion day is less than three weeks' dis
tant, and the indications are that this
will be one of the warmest campaigns
for some of the offices which' has ever
been waged in Adams county.
On Monday evening the local assembly
of united Artisans gave an open meet
ing at Tinnel's hall. Dr. Thomason,
the Christian evangelist now in our city
gave a short bnt entertaining address.
Miss Ethel Bevard gave a delightful
reading and Miss Viola Wagner and
Mr. DeGork rendered a beautiful duett.
Dr. Eshelman of Portland delivered an
interesting and instructive address
after which all were served with an
abundance of delicious cake and coffee.
An excellent social time was had.
A social gathering attended with
pleasure that will not be forgotten
soon by those present was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hardt on
Sunday afternoon and evening. Two
events made the affair one of especial
interest to the many friends in attend
ance. It was Mr. Hardt's thirty-ninth
birthday and also the day appointed for
the christening of their son, Carl. Ger
man families were there from various
parts of the county, and jt was the ex
pressed wish of everybody present
that Mr. Hardt may live a hundred
Manager Canby of the Lind mill re
ports that this year's wheat is making
a stronger flour than that of last year,
because it contains a higher per cent
of gluten. Ordinarily No. 1 wheat
here tests about 44 per cent gluten,
but this year the grain, though shrunk
en somewhat, shows 54 per cent of
this constituent. Mr. Canby explains
this by asserting that the loss of weight
in .the kernel is due to a diminished
amount of starch, not gluten. For this
reason it takes about 15 pounds more
of this grade of wheat to make a
barrel of flour.
Why not open a bank account? The
First National Bank will assist you to
do bo by furnishing you with a home
Savings Bank in which to keep your
savings until you have accumulated
enough to deposit. They will open
your bank npon presentation and place
the contents of large or small amounts
to your credit and pay you interest at
5 per cent from date of credit, inter
est to be computed and credited to
your account on January Ist and July
Ist of each year. Try this savings
system and_ you will be surprised at
the amount you will accumulate. It
will pay you to investigate.
Here we have another example of
charity unappreciated and of kindness
unrewarded, and it is very probable
that Charles Gray, the colored prisoner
charged with attempted larceny, but
who was acquitted recently in the su
perior court here, will not be seen in
this vicinity again. Gray was what is
known in court parlance as a "pauper
criminal," a man charged with crime
and having no money with which to
employ an attorney. Judge Warren
appointed Attorney W. W. Zent to rep
resent Gray and he succeded in secur
ing an acquittal. After the trial Zent
asked Gray to split some wood but the
darkey replied: "No, I guess not,
Ritzville don't look good to me, I'se
gwine to Spokane."
High School Football Game.
R. H. S. • 6 D. H. S. 5
The Ritzville High School won the
the first game of the season from
Davenport by the small margin of six
to five. A squad of about twenty boys
made the trip to Davenport to open
the football season for the local High
School and for Davenport, and to get
even for the score Davenport made on
their trip here last falfc The weather
was.perfect i'orJ'ooiball, a ,I'ght rain
had fallen and settled ;the dust and
made the field firm "'and both teams
were in fine condition. Capt. Fletcher
of Ritzville won the toss and chose
the south goal, then began a series of
line"bucks and end runs^that' kept the
ball about in the middle of j the fi«ld.
Under the new rules in the side in pos
session of the ball must advance it ten
yards or forefeit the ball. Both teams
had difficulty in making their gains by
line bucks or end runs. Kagle for Da
venport made gains on his end runs
until Lewis and Newland discovered a
way of stopping him. The only ex
citing time of the first half was when
Davenport got within one yard of our
goal, line in a foul and the Ritzville team
held thom for downs, received the ball
and advanced it to their twenty-five
yard line the first down. The first half
was called in twenty minutes, no time
being taken out in the entire half.
The second half was more interesting.
Davenport had the south goal and the
benefit of the wind and in about four
minutes after the whistle blew O'Leary
carried the ball over for a touch down,
and attempt to kick goal was a failure
and the score stood five to nothing in
favor of Davenport. After the goal
the teams changed goal and Ritzville
kicked off, Davenport returned the ball
to the center of the field where they
were held for downs. Couch took the
ball around their right end for three
yards, then the ball was passed to Hel
me for a punt. This is where Helme
made his reputation. The punt went
clear over their safety full-back and
was downed within about seven yards
of their goal line. In their first play
Harris made the quarter fumble the
ball and Fletcher fell on the hall. Fow
ler was given the ball and he covered
the seven yards in one down. The ball
was carried out and Lewis kicked goal
making the score six to five in favor of
Ritzville, with four minutes to play.
Neither side scored in the remainder
of the game so the final score was six
to five. Time of halves twenty minu
Lendley, umpire; Heaton, referee;
The game was a feature of the Lin
coln County Fair and was witnessed by
about two thousand people.
The next game will be played between
Davenport and Ritzville on October 27
at this place.
Well Known Young Couple Wed.
Miss Margaret Buehler of Ritzville,
and Gottlieb Cornelius of Kennewick,
were married at the residence of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Jacob Buehler, at
6:30, Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, by'
the Rev. John C. Miller of this place.
The bridal couple were attended by
Sam Kern of Ritchfield, and Miss Hulda
Buehler, sister of the bride. After the
ceremony, the newly married couple
received the congratulations of the ir
friends. A bounteous wedding dinner
was served and the evening spent in a
most delightful manner. The many
presents and valuables received by the
young couple shows the high esteem
they are held in by their many friends.
Among those relatives present from a
distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Adam
Buehler and family, Mr. and Mrs. Theo.
Buehler, Chas. Schelly, of Connell; Mr.
and Mrs. Christ. Cornelius of Kenne
wick; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Buehler of
Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bursch,
the Misses Rosalia and Lydia Bursch
and Miss Lydia Backenhus, of Harring
ton; the Rev. L. Gaiser of Davenport;'
and Sam Kern of Rritchfield. The
young couple will visit friends and rela
tives in this vicinity for a couple of
weeks when they will make a trip East
to Belview, lowa. Mr. Cornelius owns
a ranch near Kennewick' where they
will make their future home. The
News joins their friends in wishing
them happiness and prosperity.
Preaching service at the First Con
gregational church for Sunday October
21st will be at the usual hours. In
the morning the pastor Rev. W. M.
Proctor will preach upon the theme:
' 'The.Sin of Discontent.'' The quartette
choir will sing. The subject of the
evening address will be "Bucking the
Line, or "Football, does it develop
Essential Qualities of Manhood?" The
chorus choir under the direction of Sup
erintendent A. W. Taylor will render
a selected anthem. The Rally Day ex
ercises in the Sunday School were a
great success. The largest attendance
in several years was recorded and the
boys and girls afforded the privilege of
hearing a practical talk on "Meeting
Opportunities" by Hon. John D. Bas
Christian church, W. H. Harris, pas
tor—Evangelist Rev. 0. M. Thomason
is still holding fourth at the Christian
church. Those who are attending de
clare that the evangelist is doing some
remarkable, powerful, entertaining
and instructive preaching. Those who
do not hear him are missing an unusual
treat. His subject Sunday morning
will be, "What I Am and What 1 Might
Have Been."ln the evening "I Can't."
The choir will sing at the morning ser
vice, "IWill Arise." At the evening
service a duet will be rendered by
; Miss Mclntyre and Mr. Sapp entitled,
J. G. Stetfer, editor of the Oat-Wash
ington Herold, was a passenger for
Spokane on last Friday's Burlington.
are here, and with them
Chamois Skin Vest
and avoid the cold. They are
made in all sizes for Women
fc _ if and Children.
DON'T WAIT TILL YOU
HAVE A COLD
Ho T-uo».»- MAIN 47
W. H PETERS
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Carries the largest and best line
of harness and saddles in Adams
county Eveything for the stable.
War.- of Hxperience in this busi
ness en tbles us U» assure satisfac
tion to every ensbome''. Com** in
and see our go »«'s whether you
buy or not. Main »t*eet.
J. M. Kauffman,
«» , I hrfVH Hi 1
MOVing ary and
Is Mv n aciiituTV lV»r i uiiif
q . ' porting la»ge ntrnc-
DUSineSS tures on uliort noiitw
*ith neat nets* nn<l tlifipatrh.
Excavating a specialty.
First National Bank,
Capital and Surplus. $110,000.
Is the oldest, Utmost ami oiHv national hank in Adams county.
offer* its customers every facility consistent with conservative hanking.
Places loans for term of years on fa in and city property under
especially favorable contracts.
Pays interest on time deposits.
11»- officers are experienced and c-ourteous and its directors among the
most, substantial business men in the county.
[. D. BASSETT, President. U. K. LOOSE, Vice Prei.
A. T. KENDRICK,Cashier.
Klteviiles favorite Hinuaeuipiit
Confection*, Soil Drink*,
Ciicur*. Notions, Ktc
Cnrjixk>ft work and
F. M. Decatur SKST
If you are going to build
A full stock of
Rough and Dressed Lumber
and all Building Material also Heath
& Milligan Ready Mixed Paints.
OILS GLASS wall paper wood coal
The political issues of this cam
paign will be presented from a
REPUBLICAN standpoint at the
Monday Evening, Oct. 22,
at 7:30 o'clock
== BY ===
Francis W. Cushman
Present Congressman and Nominee for Re-Election
This gentleman j s a very able speaker, and we predict
for you an interesting meeting. We cordially invite the people
of Ritzville and vicinity to be present at the meeting.
The Ladies Are Specially Invited
.1. M. A.nokll A. VV. ANOKI.I,
Dealers in Fine WillCS,
Liquors and Cigars
! Cor. Kuilroail and 0 street, Mouth Mile.
0. R. & N.
To Salt Lake, Denver, Kansas
Gty, St. Louis, Chicago,
Ocean steamers between Portland
tnd San Francisco every five days.
Tickets to and from all parts of the
i 'nited States, Canada and Europe,
hor particulars, call on or address
D. HOUSE. Agent, Washtucna.
li/E buy rubber jjonils with your needs in
W v ' ew - We buv the kind o( goods you
KUDUCr want but which you might not yet but
* for our care in selection. We .stand between
_ I you and unworthy quality or unfair price. Our
Kniicfhl Stock is very large and is absolutely complete
UVrU«*lll< in every respect.
P y HOT WATER BOTTLES. SYRINOES
I Or YOU ATOMISERS. nursery supplies.
SICK ROOM SUPPLIES
H. E. GRITMAN DRUGGIST AND STATIONER
First-Class Rigs Reasonable Rates
The Stock Exchange
- Livery, Sales and
Feed Stables -^-*
WM. rULFORD, Prop.
Horiu bought and sold. Cab* at all hour*.
Phone-Main 267. Rltxvllla, Waah.
Lite hi is...
Merchant Millers* w. ™ Maaaier,
Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or In bulk. Manufac
turers of the Celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All trocars
sell It. Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels.
O. H. Greene, Pre*. W. 11. Martin, CaaMer. 0. E. Hhipman,Vice Prea
The Pioneer State Bank
Established In 19 o ■
Capital, $100,000 RITZVILLE, WN.
A conservative banking buein<*M trantiacted. Safety dapeeit boxes for
rent. Interest paid on time deixmitM. Your businefM solicited.