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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
STATE OF WASHINGTON
IS. JAMES ROBERTS
Accused of Murder in Killing
Dell McConnell July 4.
Two Eye Witnesses of Shooting Dis
agree in Testimony-- Roberta in
Own Behalf Telia Straightforward
Story- - McConnell Quarrelsome.
The State V(j. .lames Roberts, aecußed
of murder in killing Dell McConnell in
Colfex on the 4th of July has occupied
the attention of the superior court all
the we. k, and at this writing Judge
Uanna is addressing the jury. The
father and brother of the man killed, and
the father and two brothers of the boy
on trial were in constant attendance
each day of the trial. Monday the fol
lowing jury whb selected:
R. L. Vannice, Sam Ransier, E. Mor
rie, C. 1). Chestnut, E. J. Haufman, Geo.
Hardy, Fred Christiansen, S. H. Perkine,
T. N. Barbee, J. E. Smith, Philip Green,
A. T. CarutherH
A big array of legal lights was observ
able in»the ease. Prosecuting Attorney
Chaoiberlin whs assisted by James T.
Brown and Johu W. Mathews, while
llanna Jt Hanna and R. J. N" jergaard
appeared for defendant.
Chief Witness of Prosecution.
Joseph Bowman, brother-iL-!aw of
McDonnell and an eye-witnees of the
nhootiritf was the principal witness for
the state and was the first witness to
testify. His testimony summarized was
as below given: He and McConnell met
on the street and went to the Newcastle
saloon for the purpose of finding a toi
let. Both went into the toilet inSchlut
ing's saloou. Bowman came out first
and was talking to Roberts when Dell
made his appearance. Roberts asked
Bowman to buy him a drink, Bowman
replying: "How in hell did you get in
on thit-?" Roberts then remarked to
Dell, who was still in the toilet, "Why
don't you camp in there?"' This was
followed by an altercation in which Dell
struck Roberts, knocking him against
the wall. As Roberts arose to his feet
he shot Dell, without raiding the wea
pon. Roberts then ran out of the back
door and jumped to the ground. He
acknowledged to being uuder the influ
ence of liquor. This is the material
testimony of Bowman.
L. L. Roberts, deputy sheriff, was
the second witness and told the story
of Roberts' confession to him on August
20, which was the same as told by de
fendant in his testimony, which ap
Dr. A. E. Stuht testified that he
helped operate for the bullet, but did
oot find it; that the bullet entered
near the loth rib on left side and
glanced from the rib diagonally down
ward, lodging in the right groin. Found
the bullet there after death.
Charles L. Chamberlin testified that
he visited McConnell before his death
and obtained a verified statement from
deceased. The offer to introduce the
statement was rejected.
This ended the testimony for the state.
Evidence for Defense.
George Littleton, an eye witness, was
the first witness for the defense. His
testimony corroborates that of defend
ant Roberts given below.
George W. Hall, Lewis Stairet, Cad
Krous, Wesley Wood, Burrell Smith
and Charles Euler testified to the good
character of defendant.
W. H. Roberts, father of the boy,
testified as to date of birth, July 5,
Testimony of Defendant Roberts.
Young Roberts took the stand in his
own behalf, his testimony in substance
being as below given: He said he came
to town from Steptoe with six others in
a hack; brought the pistol with the idea
of having fun going home shooting after
dark; while in town ran across Littleton
on the street and he said, "Let's hunt a
water closet;" walked directly to closet
in Schluting's saloon about 3:15 p. m ;
no one was in the back room of the sa
loon when they went in; both went in the
closet; when he (Roberts) came out he
met Bowman standing at the mouth of
the alley; he asked Bowman the time of
day and remarked about the fine chain
Bowman was wearing; Dell walked by
into the closet and Littleton immediately
came out. Dell soon came out of the
toilet, and, stepping up to defendant and
Bowman, remarked to Roberts: "What
in hell are you trying to hand that man
(meaning Bowman); you can't hand me
anything, you God damn s. of b ," strik
ing him on the left side of the nose,
knocking him down. Dell knocked him
the second time against the wall, and as
he came op he shot without raising bis
gun. Dell then stepped back, holding
his stoqjach with both hands. Roberts
said that be ran out of the back door
and Dine miles in the country to big
brother's home, where be told hie brother
the story of the shooting. He stayed in
[ the field a few days, then came to the
hou«e and went to work. This was two
weeks before he was arrested. He said
he shot in self-defence, as he believed Me-
Connel) was going to shoot him, rs he
threw his right hand bHck as if to draw
a gun. Wns greatly frightened it being
i knocked down, as well rs dnzd from the
j effects of the blows. Ooly four persons
wirp jn the room at the time—McOounell,
Littleton, Bowman and defendant wit
As stated above this testimony w«e
corroborated by the testimony of Little
ton. Young Roberts was subjected to a
rigid cross-examination, but stood the
ordeal without Ui»>ching, sticking closely
to every statement made.
William Sehluting testified that the
first he knew of the shooting he heard
Dell calling, "Bill, I'm shot," and kept
repeating this. He ran back from the
bar to where they were and immedi
ately grabbed Bowman and Littleton
and searched them. They denied doing
the shooting. He found Roberts' hat
there, indicating that some one had
escaped. He placed Dell on a box,
where he soon fainted, and then laid
him on the floor, where the doctors
As to McConnell's Reputation.
E. W. Weinberg, R. E. Matlock, John
F. Richardson, T. B Matlock and
William Lippitt testified as to the rep
utation of McCoimell, which was not
favorable to deceased, he having been
engaged in many broils and wan quar
relsome when under the icflueuce of
Court adjourued Wednesday afternoon
until 9 o'clock yesterday morning to
allow Judge Pickrell to prepare his
charge to the jury. After the charge,
arguments were commenced.
Prosecuting Attorney Charaberlin, in
the opening argument, told the jury
that the prosecution wouid be satisfied
with a verdict of guilty of manslaughter,
the court instructing the jury not to
consider the first and second murder
degree charges. Mr. Neerganrd and
Judge Hanna followed, the latter speak
ing as we go to press.
Pushing Work on New Block. -
The block under construction on the
west side of Main street, between L'pton
and Island streets, belonging to Robert
P. Hill, Patrick Codd and Richard H.
Reid, presents a busy appearance. This
is the block that was destroyed by fire
last 4th of July. The three men, while
owning the ground and the buildings
under construction separately, are work
ing together, making it practically one
structure. Concrete foundations are
being put in place, and a high wall, rest
ing on bedrock, faces the river channel,
which will be at least 12 feet high. This
is also of concrete and will probably be
able to withstand flood conditions, it
looking as solid as the rock of ages
Messrs. Hill and Codd will use brick in
their buildings, while Mr. Reid some time
ago announced that he preferred cement
blocks. Thie improvement, when com
pleted, will revolutionize the appearance
of things in that part of town.
Lamp Post Put Out of Business.
A team belonging to J. B. Conover
broke loose and started to run away
Sunday afternoon on Main street, but
Boon came in contact with the three
globe lamppo9t on the corner of Main
and Wall streets, the result being that
the post, with the attractive globe at
tachment, was knocked to smithereens.
Tne U. S. mail box, and the iron post on
which it stands, on the same corner, was
pushed over, but was righted into po
sition and is Rgain doing duty. Strange
to say the team and vehicle sustained no
damage, the horees being stopped in
their mad career.
Rooters Should Be Out in Force.
The Colfax High school football team
will meet the Rosalia High school team
at the ball park at 2 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon. The Rosalia team is enthu
siastically supported by the school and
citizens of Rosalia, and an attempt will
be made to run a special car from Ro
salia for the game. Colfax rooters
should be out in force to support the
team in this first game on the home
grounds. The boys made a good show
ing at Spokane and will put up a good
"The Gipsy Queen" Tonight.
Patrous of the New Ridgeway Theater
should not forget the production of the
operetta, ''Gipsy Queen/ which prom
ises to be an entertainment of more than
ordinary interest. Local talent is being
employed under the direction of Miss
Spach, a teacher of music of more than
ordinary ability. A good entertainment
Boyd Hamilton Honored.
Boyd Hamilton, mayor of Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho, who claims Whitman
county as his birthplace, was recently
honored by being elected vice-president
of the American Bankers' Association
recently in session in Los Angeles. Mr.
Hamilton is cashier of the Coeur d'Alene
Bank 4 Trust Co.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBEK 14. 1910.
CITY ELECTION LOOMS
ON POLITICAL HORIZON
Citizens' Ticket and Law and
Order Ticket in Field.
Every Voter Must Register Before
He Can Vote--The Registration
Books Close on October 19--City
Election Takes Place Dec. 6.
We will have all kinds of elections on
November 8. The geaeral election takes
place then. Also the city primary elec
tion, and the voters of Colfax will have
before them the question of local option
to vote on.
Registration books will close on Oc
tober 19. Every 7oter must register be
fore he can vote. Voters should heed
this summons and not put off registra
tion until the last moment.
The city election takes place on De
cember G. Nominations have been made,
there being two tickets in the field—Citi
zens' ticket and Law and Order ticket.
The Citizens' ticket was made by pe
tition and is composed of the following
For mayor, William Lippitt.
Couneilman-at large, E. R. Barroll.
Councilman, First ward, P. B. Stra
Councilman, Second ward, J. Floyd
Councilman, Third ward, H. L. Plum
City clerk, Howard Bramwell.
City treasurer, H. G. DePledge.
City attorney, J. Hugh Sherfey.
These compose the present city govern
ment. all being up for re-election.
The Law and Order ticket is ac below
For mayor.JE. W. Wrinberg.
Councilman at large, H. Van Schoick.
Councilman, First ward, J. J. Kneale.
Councilman, Second ward, J. 0. House
Councilman, Third ward, E. H. Kirk
City treasurer, Edwin C. Baird.
No nominations were made for clerk
It will soon be up to thp voters.
The exhibit sent by the Whitman
County Fair to the Interstate Fair at
Spokane was returned here Monday.
Ovid Segravee, 16 years of age, was
taken to the hospital Sunday and oper
ated on for appendicitis. He is doing
well. Young Segravee is a High school
Ben Burgunder will judge the apple
show this week to be conducted in con
nection with the fair at Kalispell, Mont.
The court house is undergoing the wir
ing process, tbe old wires being consid
ered dangerous. New lights will be in
Mrs. William M. Duncan entertained
the Ladies' Aid Society of the Christian
church last Friday afternoon. Dainty
refreshments were served and a pleasant
J. Hugh Sherfey has been appointed
secretary of the republican county cen
tral committee. The central committee
is getting ready for an active campaign.
Marriage licenses have b^en issued by
the county auditor to the following:
C C Smith and Mary Crawford, both
of Mayview, UarSeld county.
James R Tinnel and Alta M Corp.both
Haylett O'Neill of New York city and
Ethyl Kuhn of Coifax.
Fred Hall and Georgia A Brown, both
Seymour Blyton and Cornelia Marble,
both of Falonse.
Joreph C Healey and Emily J Clark,
both of Eiberton.
Mark C Brainerd of Pine City and
Jessie O Patton of Warren, Minn.
ALL AROUND THE COUNTY.
From Garfield the statement comes
that farmers are seeding their summer
fallow lands and men and teams are
busy. There^ is a greater acreage of
summer fallow throughout the country
this fall than at any time in the history
of Whitman county.
The Farmers' Educational & Cooper
ative Union is planning a campaign for
the fall and winter and has secured the
services of Charles S. Barrett of Georgia,
national president of the order, for meet
ings in this state. President Barrett will
deliver three lectures in Washington—at
Walla Walla, October 26; Pullman, Oc
tober 28; Wiibur, October 30.
Fraulein Irrman, new instructor of
language (German), has arrived at the
W. S. C, Pullman. She is a native of
Germany and until her acceptance of the
State College position has resided in
J. C. Round of the Oakeedale Trihune
was at the county seat Saturday miug
linc with the brethren.
Ora Slate, accompanied by his father,
left Monday moraine for the upper St.
Joe country, where tbf-y will spend two
weeks in camp, expecting to bay a few
, deer besides other inrjre game.
Mr. and lire. W. H. Uelroee aud their
; son pullpd in Sunday i v^ninc from Spo
■ kf»ne, where they had been enjoying the
eights connected with the Interstate
Miss Irene Moore came down from
S| okaDe Sunday evening, and remained
j until after the O'Neill and Kuhn wedding.
Mr. and Mrs J P. Ripley and Mr. and
| Mrs. Samuel Ellis left yesterday for an
j extended trip east, expecting to be gone
,at least two months. They will first go
j to lowa and visit with relatives, later
j going to Tennepsee, which was the old
j stamping ground of all the parties
Tom Matlock of Pullman was mingling
with the brethren in Colfax this week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ripley returned
Sunday evening from Spokane, where
they spent the previoug week at the In
terstate Fair and taking in the sights
at the Falls City.
Milan Still of Revere was attending to
business in Colfax the first of the week.
Mrs. Ivan Chase and sons went to
Spokane Friday to fake in the last day
of the Interstate Fair, which she pro
nounced firet class ia every respect. They
returned Sunday evening.
J. E. Minnis, Sr , left Monday for Lan
sing, Michigan, where he will remain un
til spring, expecting to return to Colfax
at that time. J. B. Minnis, Jr., and
Mrs. Minnie accompanied him as fur as
Spokane, returning Wednesday.
P. S. Pease o! Spokane was transact
ing business in this end of Whitman
H. H. Wheeler, ex county auditor,
reached town Sunday direct from Bell
inglmm. He left Wednesday for his
ranch in Pleasant valley.
Charles I). Atkins of Tacoma, Past
Grand Master and Grand Lecturer of the
Masonic Fraternity of the of ate of Wash
ington, arrived in Colfax Sunday morn
ing, visiting the local lodge and instruct
ing che members in the work while here.
Mr.jAtkins left Wednesday morning for
La Crosse to visit the lodge there.
Mrs. H. W. Cann'eld of Spokane was
the guest of Mrs. Ivan Chase a couple of
days this week, returning home Thurs-
John Pattison is down from Spokane
this week, attending to legal business.
Mrs. Edwin T. Cuman and children of
Spokane, who have been gueets here of
Mrs. R. L. McCroskey, returned to their
William Codd came down from Spo
kane Wednesday in his new auto, which
is a beauty, co6ticg $3800.
Miss Roberta Newman is supplying in
school district No. 111, known as the
Hamilton district, duriDg the absence of
the teacher on account of pickness.
Dr. G. A. Chapman left Wednesday for
Paeco, where he will remain beveraldays.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wilcox, Mr. and
Mrs. George H. Shirkey, Mr. and Mrs.
Otto L. Glaser, Mrs. J. A. Balsiger, J. L.
Neil and Virgil T. McCroskey were among
the Colfaxites who attended the pipe
organ recital at Pullman Tuesday night.
One and all epeak of it in the highest
Henry Fowler and family have moved
to town and are living at 922 Main
Mrs. W. J. Windus and Mrs. Alice
Felch left for Walla Walla Tuesday to
attend the meeting of the State Feder«
ation of Women's Clubs.
Mrs. M. J. Dobbins of Castor, Alberta,
sister of Mrs. Edward Irwin and Mrs. E.
K. Hanna, arrived in Coifax Monday and
will make an extended stay. The mother
of the three eietere is in feeble health,
owing to senile decay, hence the presence
at this time of Mrs. Dobbins.
J. L. Irwin, Frank T. Abbott and Mr.
Gove left during the wee sma' hours of
Sunday morning for Rock lake expecting
to surprise the wild ducks in that region,
but found that their presence had been
anticipated and few ducks were seen.
Several fine specimens were bagged, how
ever, the party returning in the shades
of evening of the same day.
Mrs. A. M. Scott and children returned
Tuesday from Seaside, where they have
been 6ince the ides of August.
Richard H. Duff left Sunday morning
for Lewiston to take in the Lewiston-
Clarkston fair and incidentally visit with
hie son and hie family.
Dr. E. D. Olmßted, ex mayor of Spo
kane, was called to Colfax Wednesday in
consultation to an important case of
Melancthon Walters is in town this
week in attendance at the bedside of his
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Anderson and Mrs.
H. E. Greening, Spokane people, are vis
iting this week with Rev. and Mrs. R. M.
THE O'NEILL-KUHN WEDDING
Brilliant Gathering stHomeof Bride
One of the prettiest weddings of the
seuson whs that of Wednesday after
noon, October 12, when Miss Ethyl
Kuhn, daughter of Mr. tvnd Mrs Leon
K.ihn. wfin married to Mr. Hayiett
O'Neill of New V >rk City. The ceremony
was solainuized at 2 o'clock, in the prea
entv of relatives and a few intinmte
friend*, Rev. ,1. H. Baintoo officiating
The brid: wan attended by her sister.
Miss Kva £uhn, hh maid of honor, aad
the groom by his brother, Mr. I'uul
O'Neill, as best man. Miss Mttrion
O*N«ill played the wedding march and
immediately aft.T the ceremony "'Jhe
Life Road" was sung by Mr. Dan Wetty.
The ceremony was performed in the liv
ing room ucder a lover's knot made of
sajilax aud white dahlias, dotted with
tiuy electric lights. The decorations in
this room were very elaborate and con
sisted of autumn foliage, white dahlia*
and lavender asters. The dining room
was a bower of beauty in mountain ash
and red geraniums.
The bride was charming in a beantiful
gown of white crepe over white taffta
with pearl trimmings, and carried white
crysanthemume. The maid of honor
was beautiful in a lavender silk with
jQwel chiffon overdress, and Mrs. Kuhn
wore a handsome gown of apricot mar
quisette with jewel trimmings.
Immediately after the ceremony a re
ception was largely attended by friends
of the contractiug parties, who extended
their congratulations. IHicious re
freshments were Berved during the recep
tion, the bootees being assisted by Ales
dames Canfi^ld, Reynolds, Perkins, Seri
ber, Woodin, Bramwell, and the Mio«te
Schultz, Davenport, Davis and Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. O'Neill left that after
noon for their home in New York City,
where Mr. O'Neill is employed as asni*t
ant engineer in the offices of the Inter
borough & Rapid Transit Co.
The out of town guests were: Mr. and
Mrs F. P. O'Neill and Miss Marion
O'Neill of Pasadeua, Cal., Mr. Paul
O'Neill, Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Reynolds,
and the Misses Mate and Kate McCoy of
Walla Walla, Mr. Adolph Mnuter, the
Misses Munter, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Leon
Savage, Mrs C. I*. Lund. Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Davenport, Miss Z >c Davenport,
Mrs. H. W. Canfield and Miss Moore, of
Spokane, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Howard
and Mr. and Mre. C. H. Boacright of St.
AT THE HYMENEAL ALTAR
C. C. Smith and Mary Crawford, both
of Mayview, Garn'eld county, were mar
ried in Coifax on October 10 by Rev
George H. Newman. Tbe groom was
born in the state of Washington and the
bride in Scotland. Their home will be at
Mayview. The ceremony took place in
the clerk's office.
Joseph C. Healey and Emily J. Clark,
both of Eiberton, were married in Coifax
Wednesday, October 12, by Rev. George
H. Newman. They will continue to re
side at Eiberton.
A Severe Operation.
Mrs. T. W. Walters, wife of Rev. T. W.
Walters, underwent an operation yee
terday morniug at 8 o'clock and over
20 gall stones were taken out. Mrs.
Walters at thin writing is in a critical
condition, it being impossible to tell
which way the tide will turn. Mrs. Wal
ters has been a very sick woman for
several months, up and down at in
tervals, it finally being determined to
perform an operation, with the result as
above stated. Tbe Walters family is a
pioneer family of the Palouse, and their
many friends and acquaintances earnest
ly hope for the speedy recovery of the
Fine Bluestem Wheat.
Mr. and Mrs. John L Canutt and little
daughter, whose home is near Penawawa,
were in town this week on business. Mr.
Canutt showed bluestem wheat grown on
the upland overlooking Snake river,
planted after the loth of April on pew
land, that developed without rain and
went 20 bushels to the acre, said by ex
perts to be the equal of any grown in
Whitman county. Mr. Canntt says sal
mon are beginning to appear in Snake
river, large catches being made.
The club met at the home of Mrs.
John M. McCaw Wednesday. The after
noon was spent in doing fancy work and
sewing. Refreshments were served. The
club consists of 10 married ladies and
meetings are held the first and third
Wednesdays of each month at the homes
of members. Husbands of the ladies are
entertained once each month.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congre
gational church will meet next Thurs
day, October 20, at the home of Mrs.
W. H. Melrose, who will be assisted by
Mrs. J. L. Irwin in entertaining.
Miss Ada Doolittle left yerterday tor
Spokane to visit with friende for a week.
PRICE FTFE • KNTS.
PLAY FAST AT SPOKANE
Game Stands 22 to 5 in Favor
of the Falls City.
Fully 2000 People Present to Witness
Event--Coach Kennedy of Spo
kane Punished Some of His Team
by Keeping Them Out of Gam*.
The (Y>lfax h:>yn madt ■ much better
showing lant Saturday aK»iut«t Spokane
than was expected. The} 1 left for BfM>
kaue Saturday morning. The gain" hhh
called at 2..'J0 aud was played at Nata—
toriam Park. A crowd of about 2000
witnessed the game.
Following wan the lineup: Lommas—
eon, center, I). Cox, left guard, VV. Cox,
right guard, A Ge.ff, left t;i< kle, Wilson,
riebt tackle, Del'ledge, left tnd, F. Goff,
right end, Ettinger, left quarter, Morri
son, right quarter, Chapman, left half,
Stnpleton, right half and captain.
The boys put op ■ hard, atiff tight all
the way through. la the first two quar
ters Colfdx had everything their way, ac
Spokane only made yardage twice.
Some of the Spokane men were not in
the game the first half, as they had at
tended the fair Derby iMv, instead of
practicing, and Coach Kennedy kept
them out of the game an punishment.
Frank Goff made Colfax's only touch
down from Spokane's oaf-jard lino, but
missed the goal kick. Goff's punting the
tirat half was the feature of the game,
Spokane wus terribly frighteued after
the tirst half and Coach Kennedy knew
h ' bad to put in hit* firm team men or
lo?e the game, so nine fresh hu«kiun were
put in for Spokane.
In the last two quarters Hart substi*
tuted for Chapman, (roo'lyear for Sta
pleton, Kincnid for F. Goff and Ginrich
for D. Cox. In the last quarter Har
grave went in Morrison's plac« for Col
fax. Goff, Stapleton and 1). Cox re
ceived Blight irj;jries, haviug to be taken
from the game.
Spokane scored four touchdowns and
kicked two goale in the last two quar
ters. They were successful wifh the for
ward pass, ranking big yardoge with it«
use. The name stood 22 to fifeio favor
Nfxt Saturday a good g».mt is assured,
ac Colfax meets the strong Rosalia tquad
and a hard game is expected. Everyone
ie expected to turn out aud root for the
Blue and Gold.
A STRAWBOARD PLANT.
Inland Empire Ideal Placa to Start
Such an Industry.
Frank Feathereton, of Feathereton
Brothers, general mercbante of Bovill,
was in Palouse Sunday en route to Spo
kane on a businees trip. In conversation
with a Republic representative Mr. Fea
therston epoke of the ideal situation of
Palouse as a site for a etrawboard fac
tory. Through eastern friends he ha»
recently informed himself as to the cost
of installing a etrawboard plant and a»
to the probable number of men employed.
He etatee that a plant could be eetab
liehed here for lees than $50,000 that
would employ about 125 men the year
round at good wages, thus adding to
the population of the town by at least
Tbe Inland Empire alone, in Mr. Fea
thereton'e opinion, would supply a mar
ket for the output of the plant, while the
raw material can be bad in abundance.
All that ie necessary is to bale the straw
that ie otherwise burned each year. Mr.
Feathereton believes that a etrawboard:
factory ie the most practical thing in the
way of a manufacturing industry for a
email community in the Inland Empire.
—Palouse Republic, Oct. 7.
Pointer Barn to Be Rebuilt.
The Johnson Brothers will probably
rebuild the old Pointer barn on Mill
street destroyed by fire last week.
Definite plans can not be given out until
the insurance is adjusted, which will
probably be complete in a few days.
The ground face? 110 feet on Mill street
and has a depth of 100 feet. It will take
some time to clear away the wreck and
ruin left by the Qre. The Johnsons re
marked the other day to a representa
tive of The Gazette that if the? rebuilt,
and they thought they ehould, it would
be the finest Htable building in town,
provided with all modern appliances in
their line of business. The location i»
one of the beet in the city. Everybody
wishes the young men pot luck and hope
to ccc the structure soon under way.
Death of Baby Neal.
Lillian L., infant daughter of Mr. ami
Mrs. 0. J. Neal, died at the family horns
ia this city last Thursday. Funeral cer
vices were held from the residence Fri
day, interment taking place in Colfaz