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PALOUSE PIONEER |
Daniel L. Staley, an Early Settler
of this Region, Died Sunday,
Aged 83 Years
Daniel L. Staley, one of the most
prominent of early settlers of this vi
cinity, died at the Staley homestead
Sunday, September 3rd, at the age of
83 years, death being due to the infirm
ities of old age.
The deceased was a native of North
Carolina, where he was born June 4th,
1822. In 1871 Mr. Staley with his
family set his face toward the western
sun, and after stopping in Missorui
and Oregon for a few years, located
in Whitman county in 1874, upon the
land where he had since made his home
and amassed a considerable fortune.
With a sterling character, industrious
and upright, Daniel Staley was respect
ed by everyone, and all mourn that im
placable time at last demands that
even so successful a ilfe must come to
its close. His heplmeet of a half a
century had preceded him to the Great
Beyond by a few years, but he leaves
behind three sons, John J., L. C, and
D. F. Staley, and one daughter, Mar
The funeral services were held Mon
day, at the family home at Staley, the
sermon being preached by Rev. J. W.
Shreve, of Palouse.
—Recent items in the Spokesman-
Review relative to the elcetric line in
to the Palouse country would seem to
indicate a somewhat radical change of
plan from that presented in Pullman
by its representatives last spring.
Whether the maps and other state
ments published in the Review are
authoritative or not we do not know,
but the propoal to build a road termi
. nating in Colfax and Palouse and
■Vomitting the extension to Pullman and
Moscow would be a radical mistake
of policy. The passenger traffic of
Pullman alone is larger than that of
any other of the towns and is no mean
item in itself. It is hardly probable
that such a radical change of policy
should be determined upon without at
least stating the case to the represent
atives of the communities all', cted,
W. 1). Outman is hire from Port
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VMIC A^ui I ill vII jrifia-lli
lust spring William A. Davis of
Steptoc sent to lowa for a number of
ferrets, which he used to kill squir
rels. Several ferrets were taken into !
a field, and when a squirrel was run
into a holt 1 a ferret was sent in after
it. A fight would ensue, in which the
squirrel was vanquished and sought
safety in flight. Mr. Davis, with two
. stood guard at the entrance of !
the hole, and as the squirrel! emerged '
thY ferret and dogs would kill it.
"With three ferrets and two dogs I
killed t>2 squirrels in less than an h^rir ;
one day, and we never went out but j
we got a number of squirrels. There
is no escape from the ferret and dog.s
if a squirrel is seen and driven into a
hole," said Mr. Davis. The experi
ment station of the United States gov
ernment has taken up the matter and
Stanley Piper, of Washington, D. C,
who has been here this summer secur
ing information for the department of
agriculture, has written Mr. Davis
for full particulars concerning the fer
rets, and his success in exterminating
i squirrels. Mr. Piper said: "I shall
probably send a number of ferrets out
here next summer and make a thorough
j test of their ability as a squirrel ex
John Oman was painfully injured
yesterday by stumbling on the stairway
in the First National bank block, and
j falling heavily to the sidwalk below.
i A deep gash was cut above his left
| eye, and he was otherwise considerably
bruised. Dr. Maguire dressed the
wounds and sewed up the cut in the
Miss Josephine White, of Gurdus
pur, India, will occupy the pulpit at
the Presbyterian church tomorrow
| morning. She will, speak on "Our
•I 1 Work in India." In the evening she
will speak at the union meeting at
i the Baptist church.
We make ladies' and men's gar
ment:-; TO MEASURE and charge no
more than you pay for shelf goods.
Mrs L. L. Guesnier has returned
from a two weeks' visit to Portland
and the coast.
Mrs. C. H. Buell and daughter,
Clara, have returned from Portland
and the coast.
The new operator at the Northern
Pacific depot is H. T. Hinbander, late
I). M. Holt was here from his
Snake river sheep ranch the past week.
PULLMAN,^WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 1905.
FIRES IN THE
A Separator Burned and Several Wheat
Fields Scorched During the Week.
Saturday witnessed a couple of dis
astrous harvest field fires, the first de
stroying the separator with the Dutch
er & Preston outfit, as well as a quan
tity of grain on the Brewrink farm,
and a second destroying about 100 acres
of standing wheat for O. E. Young,
on Union Flat.
The Dutcher & Preston machine was
threshing on the Brewrink farm near
town, when fire was communicated
fr.om the fire box of the straw burning
engine to the scattered straw which it
followed to the straw pile, alongside
of which the threshed grain was
stacked, and 209 sacks of wheat were
burned. The engine was quickly run
out of danger, but the separator could
not be rescued from the flames and
was a total loss. Seven acres of
shocked wheat was also burned before
the fire could be overcome. The en-
gineer, Ollie Blank, from the Clear
water country, had both hands severely
blistered while running the engine to
a place of safety.
The most extensive grain field fire
of the season was on 0. E. Young's
place, when one hundred acres of
heavy standing wheat, which Mr.
Young was going to cut with his com
bined machine, went up in smoke.
This fire was evidently started by one
of the harvesters who threw down a
match or a cigarette stub, as there is
no other way of accounting for it. and
fanned by the stiff wind that blew Sat
urnday, the field was burned over in a
very short time, and it took strenuous
effort to keep it from spreading furth
The third fire of the week occurred
Tuesday, when one setting, containing
400 sacks of wheat, was destroyed on
the H. W. Trice farm. This blaze
was started through the lire where the
engine had stood not being all put out
when the outfit had moved to a setting
in a different part of the field. Some
stubble was burned over by this lire.
but the only damage was in the loss of
the 400 sacks of threshed wheat.
The grain burned in the three fires
was all insured, although the loss has
not yet been adjusted.
J. T. Farias was here from Union
town, where he is now in the mercan
tile business, the early part of tne
Dr. A. E. Egge and family re
turned Thursday from the seaside,
where they rusticated during the sum
H. F. Blanchard, who is here this
week visiting his little daughter, Ber
nadine, and other relatives, will leave
the first of the week for his new duties
at the government experimennt station
The seaside and the mountain are
giving up that part of our population
that has been putting in the heated
season listening to the roll of the
breakers or the soughing of the pines,
and all will soon be doing business at
the old stand again.
M. B. Simon, of Bloomdale, Ohio,
is here visiting his friend, J. N.
Emerson, of Burgan's store. Mr.
Simon is proprietor of the HopeweH
stock farm, at Bloomdale, and is now
looking over the agricultural region*
of the west while enroute to the fair
The Young Men's Christian Aaso
citaion of the college will assist the
new students in finding rooms and
board, which will greatly facilitate
the work, and will also aid those desir
ing roomers or boardt-ra if they will
drop a card, stating the location, num
ber desired and terms, to H. B. Berry.
" UNCLE JOSH" IS COMING.
The attraction at the Auditorium on
Wednesday, Sept. 18, will be the ever
reliable "Uncle Josh Perkins," un
doubtedly the most, successful rural
comedy drama that has been produced
in years. It, serves a distinct and
highly comrhednable purpose, for it
teaches in the cleverest and most en
tertaining way imaginable and in a
thoroughly up to date manner the
truth of the old saying that "love will
find a way. " The chief interest in
the piece centers in the love of Uncle
Josh for his young daughter Nan.
The entire cast of "Uncle Josh Per
kins" has been selected from among
the best known, most widely exper
ienced and most conscientious actors
and actresses of the American stage.
The piece is most elaborately staged
and equipped with beautiful scenery.
The engagement is for one night only.
-Jno. W. Steams and wife are hi re
from Spokane. Mr. Steams had ex
pected to leave last week with a Day
ton party for Mexico to look over a
tract of land comprising 50001) acres
which a syndicate is contemplating
buying, but sickness caused him to
up the trip. He will, however,
join the Daytonites later if they report
favorably upon the land. The party
from Datyon is composed of Messrs.
Godman, Baker, Stevens and Richard
Rev. John Evans, of Athena, Ore
gon, was in the city the first of the I
week arranging with Allen's Printery ;
for the printing of the journal of the
last session of the Columbia River
Conference of the M. E. church, Mr.
Evans being the Conference secretary.
The journal will make a volume of
about 100 pages, of which 1000 copies
will be issued.
Will Hudson and family will
leave Seattle on September 20th,
aboard the steamship Dakota for
Shanghai, China, where he has a five
year contract as photographer with a
big photographic company. Unless
he sells his gallery here before he
leaves, it will be leased to parties with
whom he is now negotiating.
Messrs. E. S. Burgan and his
brother, J. H. Burgan, and Arthur
Bryan, returned last night from Sul
livan lake, in Stevens county, where
they have been living on trout and
fresh air for a month, and come home
looking as vigorous as that kind of a
diec always makes a man look.
The pastor will preach at the
Christian Temple tomorrow morning
on the topic "The Challange." All
are invited. Bible School at ten.
Christian Endeavor at 6:80, Union i
service at the Baptist church at 7:30 ;
addressed by Miss Josephine White of j
India. i |
There are a large number of appli- <
rations at the college ihisjyear from j
young people who wish to work for
their board in private families Any
people in town who would like to se
cure the services of young men or wo
men in this way, I would b<: pleased
to hear from them.
F. F. NALDER. Registrar.
MULES FOR BALE Five span
well broke males, 3 to 5 years old, for
asle. J. <;. GIBSON, Johnson, Wash.
Any good responsible man or wo
man who wishe.-i to Work by the day
or month at good paying salary, n-p
--nscnting a largo mercantile company, I
can get all nefosssrj information and i
appointments by calling at the Artesian i
hotel. HARRY STINKR, Gen. Agt.
CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNF.Iv
Thursday night, at the meeting of
ity council, a resolution of sym
pathy to Mayor Staley and Councilman
rlubbard was unanimously adopted,
and the council adjourned to meet next
Monday evening. The resolution adopt
ed was as follows:
"Inasmuch as death ban entered the
home circle of two members of this
body since our last meeting, taking
from one a kmd and indulgent father
and from the other a loving and duti
ful (laughter, be it resolved, that the
City Council of the City <V Pullman
( xlend to Mayor Staley and Council
man Hubbard its heartfelt sympathy
in this their hour of sorrow, and in
evidence of the deep concern we feel
over their affliction we do now adjourn
to meet again Monday evening at eight
o 'clock. "
AT THE CONGREGATIONAL
Do you believe God will set aside
his uniform natural laws to answer a
("an the human will control or influ
ence the devine and .all-wise ruler of
the universe by prayer?
If some higher duty does not keep
or send you elsewhere you are invited
to hear a discussion of this topic at
the Congregational church at eleven
o'lock, tomorrow, Sunday, morning.
Prof. Kimhrough has returned
from the coast.
Don't trust ANYONE to take your
measure for your clothes. Vanßruggen
has had years of experience to back up
Miss Rowena Morse has been el
ected preceptress of Stevens hall in
"place of Mi ■ VanDoren, who resigned.
Miss Morse comes from Ithaca, N. Y.
Wm. Buckley has made a ship
ment of Hungarian prunes to the Whit
man county exhibit at Portland, the
fruit being of exceptionally fine color
and flavor, and having been raised by
l.uli' Ringer on the Ringer fruit farm
Messrs. Thatcher, Kimmei and
Flanders returned Monday from a two \
weeks' outing at Kik creek falls, two
days drive east of here in Idaho. They
found excellent fishing, catching some
000 beauties while out and a c Well
plaesed with the Elk creek country for
a summer camping ground.
Wednesday, September 13
H. H. Frazee Presents the Big Fun Show
Positively the Largest and Best Production ever
given this Famous Play. Presented by a Company
of Singers, Dancers and Comedians.
waicn lor me Big Parade of me Hayseed Band
Seats on Sale at College Book Store
J. P. DUTHIE
Dealer in all kinds of Produce
Flour, Feed, Hay, Lumber, Posts, Coal,
Wood. Cash paid for Esss, Poultry 4
Fruit and all kinds of Vegetables. .
South Grand Street - - - - Pullman, Washington
10 BE BUILT
Seattle People to Erect Three-Stor y
Brick Hotel In Pullman in
The outlook for a modern brick hotel
m Pullman is now very bright, the
preliminaries looking to its construct
ion being about arranged, and it in ex
pected that active work on the struct
ure will commence in a short time.
The Seattle Malting & Brewing Co.,
a rich corporal ion of which Senator
Hemrich, of Buttle, is the head, is
behind the movement. This company
erected the white brick block here two
years ago, and they now propose to
purchase the Hattrup property, includ
ing the Hattrup block and the vacant
lota alongside and back of the white
brick, and cover the entire ground with
a three story hotel building, fronting
on both Main and Grand .streets, the
pies, tit white brick building to be in
corporated in and become a part of the
It is proposed to make a hotel of 75
rooms, with steam heat, electric light,
an elevator system, and in every way
complete and up-to-date.
A hotel of this nature is Pullman's
most pressing need, and its coming is
hailed with great satisfaction by all.
Victor Kelly is a firm believer in
the "yellow peril" and takes strenu
ous exceptions to being classed with
the almond eyed wearers of the pig
tail rfoni the Orient. Kelly and John
Burke have been fellow laborers with
a threshing outfit near the head of
Wawawai canyon during the season,
but last night Constable Hill went out
to bring Kelly to town, a complaint of
assault, and battery having been lodged
against the harvester. The tale as
it is told is that Burke accused Kelly
of "pitching bundle! like a China
man" and that this tore at Kelly's
'• heart strings till he could bear it no
longer and that when an opportunity
presented iteslf he struck Burke a ter
rific blow with his pitch fork handle,
cutting the latter'.s scalp most severely.
Judge Swain will adjudicate the-mat