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Pullman Attorney Wins Hard
Fought and Important Case
for His Client.
Thomas Neill, attorney for Jacob
Slaght, of Palouse, has received notice
from the Supreme Court of this state
that the judgment of the Superior
Court in favor of Slaght has been .
affirmed. This is another victory for
Mr. Slaght in his long fight with the
railroads in defending his home. Com
mencing in 1887 with a contest in the
land department of the United States
to the present time, the question of
title to his land has been in the courts, ■
and in every case, and in all stages of
the different cases, Slaght has been |
The railroad company claimed the
land as lien land, and after the land
department had decided against them,
it then commenced suit in the state
courts alleging that the land department;
had committed an error in law in de
ciding that Slaght had the right to make
proof on the land. This case went
through the state court and to the Su-1
preme Court of the United States. |
After the latter court had decided in
favor of Slaght he then commenced a
suit to eject the railroad company from
the land, unless they commenced pro
ceedings to condemn for right of way j
purposes within a reasonable time.
Many interesting and inrticate ques^v
tions of law were raised by the com
pany against Slaght's right to main
tain the action. Judge Miller, o^
Dayton, tried the case in the Superior
Court, and had at one time announced
his intention to decide the ease against
Slaght, but at the earnest solicitaion
of Attorney Neill he granted a re-ar
gument which resulted in his giving
judgment for Slaght, requiring the
company to either commence condem
nation proceedings within 90 days or
vacate all that portion of the right of
way claimed by the railroad company
across the land, except a strip 25 feet
wide for its main track and 100 feet
square for its depot. This is the
judgment which the Supreme Court
The land involved is part of the
townsite of Palouse and is very valu
able. A number of large warehouses
are located on the ground awarded
Slaght, and in condemnation proceed
ings these warehouses will be consid
ered part of the property to be taken,
and will have to be paid for at their
The case, however, can be taken to
the Supreme Court of the United
States, and if the railroad company
appeals it may be several years more
before the case is finally determined.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 15, 1905.
Week ending Aug. 14, 1905.
Another dry and warm week has
been added to the long period of
drought that has continued practically
unbroken for thirty days. In the
western counties the weather was only
moderately warm, but in the eastern
counties the week was hot throughout.
The warm weather was beneficial to
corn, tomatoes, melons and hops. Corn
has seldom done so well as it has this
season, particuliarly sweet corn in the
western counties. Hops have made 1
very satisfactory development; the
burrs are now of fair size and growing
well. The insect petss are under con
trol. Melons are being shipped in
great quantity and of excellent quality
from the Yak ima country. Early po
tatoes have done well, but the dry
weather ia having a bad effect on the
late crop. Root crops, especially
beets, are doing well. Gardens are
suffering from la^k of moißture and
apples and prunes are dropping quite
badly from the effects of the heat.
Pastures, particularly on uplands,
are becoming very short and dry. A
■econd crop of clover has been cut in
the western districts, and secured in
THE PULLMAN HERALD
good condition. Flax is ripe and is
The weather is all that could be de
sired for the harvesting of grain.
Winter wheat cutting is nearly com
pleted and considerable threshing has
been done, with very good yields both
in quantity and quality. The cutting
of spring wheat is well along; prob
ably three-fourths done, except in late
localities, in some of which it will
linger until the end of the month.
From present appearances the yield
will be a medium one, of excellent
quality, the falling off from the early
expectations of an unusually large
yield being due to the injury from hot
winds, which in some district! was con
siderable. In other districts, how
ever, there was little or no injury, and
in such cases the yield will be heavy.
The warm weather ripened oats rap
| idly. Cutting is well along, except on
j the lowlands of Skagit county, where
!it has only fairly begun. The crop
! promises to be a very good one, al
though not unusually heavy.
PALOUSE COUNTRY. Colfax
Harvesting and threshing are well
j under way. The yield is short one
fourth but will grade high. The fruit
crop is short from one-half to three
fourths and is of inferior quality be
| cause of long continued heat and
; drought. Rosalia Fully four-fifths
of the crop is cut. Threshing is in
full progress. The yield is about the
same as last year. The continuous
hot weather is injurious to gardens and
j sugar beets. Tekoa Fall wheat is all
cut. The quality of wheat and oats is
good; the yields are medium.
— Andrew Clyde, who ran a saw mill
in Pullman in the early days of the
town, is reported as having been mur
dered in Mexico recently." The Palouse
"Republic tells the following story of
the crime: "Clyde had been mining
in Mexico for some years and had $000
in gold dust on his person when he
was murdered, which makes it plain
that robbery was the object. The de
tails of the tragedy received here are
meager, the only news coming through
a letter received by Mrs. Frank L.
Moore, of Moscow, a sister of the
murdered man. Clyde had started |
out from camp on a burro to the near
est settlement of any size, a consider
able distance away. A few days lat
er his burro was found running loose
and a search was made for the man.
The search resulted in finding the body
with head entirely severed and the
money and everything else of any value
which he carried, missing. The dis
trict where the murder occurred is a
wild one and such occurrences are not
infrequent. It is practically impos
sible to trace the perpetrators of the
- J. J. Vanßruggen bought a new
single driver a few days ago, and
Thursday drove a few miles into the
country to exercise his new acquisi
tion. All went well till the horse
concluded to get along without a driv
er, and taking the bits between his
teeth, started out to make a mile in
two minutes. He soon ran up against
a hillside, throwing Van from the ve
hicle with disastrous results, as he
landed on his head, putting his think
er out of business for a while. Time
! and liberal applications of arnica will
I make Van a new man again, but the
' buggy will have to be gathered up in a
Geo. W. Ford, manager of the
auditorium, announces the return on
September 16th of Miss Gertrude Bond
hill, in "Sweet Clover". " This is one
of those pathetically sweet productions
that always pleases, and all who saw
!it on a previous date in Pullman will
! want to see it again.
—Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Fullerton
have returned from the fair, and are
! now getting their stock of millinery
arranged in their new quarters in the
building formerly occupied by Morton's
! stationery store.
--Councilman Dixon is daddy to a
baby girl, born this week.
Fruit and tomatoes for canning at
| the Pullman Poultry Co.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 19. 1905.
Council Passes Ordinance Cutting the City ;
Into Three Wards.
Hereafter, instead of being a resi
dent of North Pullman precinct or
South Pullman precinct, as the case
may be, you will register as from the j
first, second or third ward, according!
to the part of the town in which you
put in your nights.
The long threatened warding of the
city was accomplished by he city coun
cil Thursday evening, when the ordi
nance establishing the ward boundaries
was introduced, read first, second and
third times, and immediately placed
on final passage, becoming a law by
the votes of Councilmen Henry, White,
Hubbard and Baker.
Mayor Staley and Councilman Dix
on were absent from the meeting, and
Councilman Priest was called to the
chair of the presiding officer. A
couple of sidewalk petitions were re
ferred to the proper committees, num
erous bills allowed, and minor matters
disposed of, the warding ordinance
was read for the first time.
The ordinance provided for the
creating of three wards, ward No. 1
to be all that part of the city south
of the O. R. & N. track and east of
Grand street; ward No. 2, that portion
lying west of Grand street and south
of the O. R. & N. track, and west of
Star Route street nad north of the 0
R. & NLnUack; ward No. 3, the bal
ance of the city, bounded on the west
by Star Route street, and on the south
by 0. R. & N. track.
This division throws the main busi
ness district of the town, with Metho
dist hill to the first ward, giving to
The state of Washington has a pop
ulation of 874,310, according to the es
timates of the statistical department
of the secretarfy of state's office. In
1900 the state had a population of 519,
--103 a gain of 356,436 in five years.
The estimates were based largely upon
the school census, although other mat
ten were taken into consideration.
The number of school children as
shown by the school census of 1900
was compared with the population as
shown by the federal census to obtain
the proper multiple for determining |
the present population from the year's
The estimates, which cover the pop
ulation of all counties and cities in
the state, were prepared for the edi
tion of 15,000 volumes of the statistical
work now ready for distribution.
- The Northern Pacific railway
company made application to the city
council Thursday night for rates for
supply water from the city system for
their tank, it being the purpose of the
company to discontinue pumping if a
reasonable arrangement could be made
with the city. The rate made was $25
per month up to 150000, with 15cts
per thousand gallons for all used over
that amount. It is not known whether
this figure will meet the approval of
the company or not.
The "Hottest Coon in Dixie"
company gave a very creditable per
formance in a tent last Monday even
ing. The company is composed entire
ly of negroes, and on account of the
exceedingly warm weather, was the
strongest aggregation to visit us in
—Miss Elise Aten, who has been
working in the Snake river fruit or
chards during the summer, was
brought home a few days ago seriously
ill with a high fever, and her present
condition is far from hopeful.
—Dr. Egge and family are enjoying
life at Long Beach.
the second those business houses on the '
west side of Grand street.
The third ward is composed wholly
|of residences. Star Route, the divid
ing street, being the one upon which
the Christian and Methodist churches
are located, the east side of the street,
with the two churches named being in
No. 3, while tho west side with the
residences of E. S. Burgan, Pres.
Brayn, Prof. Waller, N. E. J. Gent
ry and others, are in the sceond.
Without discussion as to the merits
of this division, the ordinance was
ordered placed at once on final pas
sage, Councilman Carpenter, protest
ing that he had been given no oppor
tunity to investigate the proposed
warding or the justice of the lines as
given in the ordinance. Atfer the
explanation that the ordinance had
been drafted under the watchful eye
of the mayor, it was passed by the
votes of Councilmen Henry, White,
Hubbard and Baker, Conucilman Car
penter declining to vote.
Immediately following the passage
of this ordinance, a second one, provid
ing for the election of two councilmen
from each ward, and one councilman
at large, was passed. At each annual
fall election a councilman is to be
elected from each ward for the term
bi v-wo years, the councilman" at large
to serve for one year. This will not
interfere with the tenure of "office of
the present councilmen, however, as
Councilman White is the holdover
from ward 1; Councilman Henry from
ward 2, and Councilman Carpenter
from ward 3.
SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR.
There will be something doing every
night as well as every day at the Spo
kane Interstate Fair this fall, Oct. 9th
to 15th. The management has decided
to put on a night show at the fair
grounds on every night of fair week
except Saturday and Sunday, and elec
tric lights are now being installed
all over the grounds.
The exhibition buildings will all be
open and lighted, all of the attractions
on the "Midway" will be lighted and
running at full blast, and in addition
a vaudeville show and band concert will
be given before the grandstand, the
whole concluding with a magnificent
display of fireworks. Admission to
the grounds in the evening will be
only 25 cents, and 25 cents to the
—Mayor Staley has been at the bed
side of his father, D. L. Staley, the
most of'the week, the old gentleman
being seriously ill.
—N. W. McGee has returned from
Grangeville, where he has been for
--Harry Anderson is spending his
vacation at Portland and Seattle.
Cash paid for poultry and eggs by
the Pullman Poultry Co.
CALL FOR WATER FUND WAR
Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing water fund warrants of the City
of Pullman will be paid by the City
Treasurer on and after August 15th,
1905, at which date interest ceases:
Warrant No 1317 for $187.00; No. 1327
for $100.80; No. 1331 for $265.57; No.
1332 for $260.14, and No. 1345 for
J. S. CLARK. City Treasurer.
Via the O. R. & N., the short line,
$14.50 to Portland and return limit :v>
days. Party ticket, ten or more on MM
ticket, $10.85, with ten day limit.
Tickets on sale daily till Oct. 15th.
I. T. AMES, Agt.
—The little steamer, Mountain Gem,
was put on the Snake river Saturday
by the 0. R. & N. Co., and has since
been running from Riparia to the or
chards at Wawawai and Almota, thus
relieving the congestion of fruit at
those points. The steamer draws but
eighteen inches of water, and while
she can not load heavily at the present
stage of the water, will probably be
able to carry down all the fruit. She
is now taking down about two carloads
each other day from the LaFollette or
chards, as well as quantities from the
other growers. \
The Y. W. C. A. of this city will
be represented at the convention at
Seaside, Ore.,' September sth to 12th,
by Misses Anna Talyor, Gertie Mac-
Kay, Elma McCann, Blnw Spaulding,
Lora Green and Stella Wilson. The
young ladies will also take in the
Lewis and Clark fair while away.
—Monday there came a break in the
hot weather, and light showers fell
Wednesday night. Not enough rain
fell to materially interfere with the
harvesting operations, but th- air was
greatly refreshed. A few hours rain
fall, to settle the dust, would make
the harvest field more tolerable.
—L. W. I.arming is now a widow
er, his family having departed Wed
nesday for the Coeur d'Alene country,
where they will visit for a number of
—Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Wilson are
the proud parents of a ten-pound son.
the youngster having arrived just in
time to be credited up to last Monday.
-Rev. Hays has returned to his
home in this city after a week in camp
on Moscow mountain.
—Rev. Sykea and family have re
'■, turned from a month's outing in Ore-
—John Squires and family have re
turned from the Coeur d'Alene country.
—Wallace Moss and family are at
Portlnad this week.
—R. C. West, of Moscow, was in
the city yesterday.
—E. S. Allen was in the city from
SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION.
In the Superior Court of the State
of Washington, in and for Whitman
Edwin S. Burgan and Emma E. Bur
gan, husband and wife, Plaintiffs,
vs. the unknown heirs of John ("hi I
lingsworth, deceased, and also all
other persons or parties, unknown,
claiming any right, title, estate,
lien, or interest in the real estate
described in the compalint herein,
State of Washington, County of Whit
man : ss.
THE STATE OF WASHINGTON,
To the unknown heirs of John Chil
ilngsworth, deceased, and also all
other persons or parties, unknown,
claiming any right, title, estate, lien
or interest in the real estate described
in the complaint herein:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to appear in the Supreior Court
of the State of Washington, in and for
Whitman County, within sixty days
after the date of the first publication
of this summons, to wit:
Within 60 days after the 15th day of
July, 1905, and defend the above en
titled action in the above entitled
Court and answer the complaint of the
plaintiffs in said action and serve a
copy of your said answer on H. J.
Welty, the undersigned attorney for
plaintiffs, at his office in Pullman, the
County of Whitman, State of Washing
ton, and if you fail to appear and de
fend said action and answer the com
plaint of the plaintiffs aforesaid, judg
ment will be rendered against you ac
cording to the demand of the said com
plaint which has been filed with the
Clerk of said Court.
The object of the above entitled ac
tion is to quiet the title to the follow
ing described land in the above named
plaintiffs and to clear the title of the
said land of any cloud that may be
thereon by reason of any claim of the
above named defendants, which said
land is located in Whitman County,
State of Washington, and described as
follows, to wit:
Southeast quarter (SE4) of Section
30, Township 15, North Range 44, E.
Dated this 15th day of July, 1905.
H. J. WELTY, Atty. for Plaintiffs.
Postofftce address, Pullman, Whit
man County, Washington.
Roy Myers Badly Burnad in Sepa
rator Fire Caused by Smut
Roy Myers, who was severely
burned about the face and hands
through the explosion of a separator
at Endicott a few (lays ago, has re
turned to Pullman and is fast, recover
ing from the effects of the accident.
Myers Bros.' machine was making
the season in the Endicott country, and
Roy was standing on top of the sep
arator when the explosion, induced
probably by the accumulated dust and
smut, occurred, wrecking the machine
and burning him badly in the sheet of
flame that enveloped him.
The separator was a total loss,
though fairly well insured.
J. .1. VanßrUggen has returned
from his trip to the east. While in
Chicago Mr. Vanßruggen ordered a
complete and thoroughly up-to-the
minute stock of gents furnishings, anil
will open an establishment as soon as
the goods arrive. He has rented the
building now occupied by the post
office and as lOOT) as it is vacated will
move his store thereto.
■R. C. Sargent will preach at the
Christian Temple tomorrow morning
upon the topic, "The Benefits of Chris
tian Union." He will also sing a
solo. Union service at the M. E.
church at eight o'clock, Rev. Charles
Wyatt preaching the sermon.
Dr. 11. I. Marshall, luk-of I',
ton, Mass., who has^ located" Hjffi for
the practice at medicine, has opened
offices in the rooms formerly occupied
by Attorney Welty in the First Na
tional Bank block. Dr. Marshall ex
pects his wife here from the east in
the near future.
Geo. A. Mitchell, traveling freight
agent for the Northern Pacific, was
bere during the week making arrange
ments for the proper and prompt haul
ing of the grain crops.
P. Zalesky, the merchant tailor,
has moved into his new brick block on
Alder street, where he is now prepared
to give his customers the proper kind
of a fit in clothes.
Mrs. C. 0. Pinkley, who has been
viisting Pullman relatives for some
time, returned to her home at Casa
grande, Arizona, Thursday.
A. A. Miller is here from Seattle
greeting his many Palouse country
friends. He will be in the city four
or five days.
The chicken season opened Tues
day, but not much damage was done
the game crop by the Pullman sports
The Pullman Poultry Co. does its
own hauling and always has a supply
of fresh fruit at lowest market prices.
Frank Siver returned from Port
land Thursday evening.
For choice fruit see the Pullman
SPECIAL RATES TO BUFFALO, N.
V., VIA 0. R. & N.
August 14 and IB the (). R. & N.
will sell tickets to Buffalo, N. V.,
and return at rate of $78.00. Limit,
east of Chicago to Oct. 15; west of
Chicago IX) days. Stopovers allowed
on return trip. For further particu
lars inquire at 0. B. & N. depot.
I. T. AMES, Agt.
The "money back" hair tonic at
LEWIS AND CLARK FAIR DAILY
We keep you on the route a few
hours loger, but we give you the worth
of your money. Via the Northern
Pacific you see the beeautiful cities of
your own state. At Spokane you con
nect closely with the most splendid
train in the world, "The North Coast
Limited." Do not purchase fair
tickets until you consult me.
C. D. Wiluon, Agt. N. P. R.