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Codd & McKenzie, of Colfax,
Make Counter Proposition for
The question of .electric current for
lighting and power purposes has been
further complicated, although prob
ably brought nearer a definite conclus
ion, by a counter proposition made the
city by Codd & McKenzie, of Colfax,
which the council is now considering
along with the Shield proposition.
At the last meeting of the council
M. J. Shields, of Moscow, was here to
watch the progress of his request for
permission to enter the city with his
line, but when it came to the point
where the ordinance granting him the
right to erect poles and string wires
in the city was up for second reading
and action , an ordinance prepared by
the Colfax parties, granting them a
franchise, was sprung, and the elec
tric light committee will now be kept
busy till the next meeting digesting
the salient features of the two pro
The Shields plan was that he be
granted the privilege of bringing the
current to Pullman, when he would
sell it in the open market for power
and light, the rates to adjust them
selves according to the law of supply
and demand. The Colfax parties
name the maximum rates they will
charge for current, although they are
somewhat indefinite as regards the
supplying of current for power. They
also agree to buy the present city
plant, if the city wishes to sell, at a
value to be determined by Prof. Car
penter. Mr. Shields, who was present
at the council meeting, met the Colfax
propositions by agreeing to buy or
lease the municipal plant, to sell cur
rent to the city, the latter to retain
control of the plant, or "to meet any
other proposition that might be ad
It is likely that from the present
assortment of propositions and coun
ter propositions, the council will be
able to make a deal advantageous to
the city, that we may in a few
months have an adequate supply of
The present system, being supplied
by special arrangement with the col
lege, and the supply being much under
the demand, it is essential that the
problem be solved as readily as possi
ble. The college is not anxious to
continue the present arrangement, as
the growing needs of the institution
for current require about all it can
supply, and the extension of the city
system has been out of the question
for some mnths past.
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
State of Washington vs. Geo. E.
Taylor—judgment and sentence; two
years in peniteniary.
Jessie Pearce vs. J. A. Pearce-or
der to pay $7.50 for stenographer ser
Dan Morgan vs. L. M. Lynch—
assignment of judgment.
Davenport Machine Co. vs. Enter
prise Implement Co.—defendants mo
tion to strike reply and innterrogatories
Lizzie Carpenter vs. Fred Carpenter
—divorce trial; decree granted.
M. W. Kimm vs. L. M. Lynch
satisfaction of judgment.
J. C. Anderson vs. Nelson Allen
trial before the court without ajjjury.
Bonam W. Jordan vs. Hattie M.
Jordan—default and decree of divorce
granted; decree filed.
New Cases Filed.
Daniel Morgan vs. Carrie B. Lynch
Mary Williams vs. Joseph Canutt
as .-iLi iff et al- injunction.
Estate of Conrad Ochs—R. F. Bank
er appointed guardian ad litem; decree
settling final account and making dis
tribution of estate.
Estate of Joseph Chandler—R. F.
f^JjC |TOUITIa.P ZlCitttU
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Banker appointed guardian ad lltem;
decree settling final account and of
distribution of etsate.
Estate of Dan Egan order appoint
ing George Chapman, Milo Bolan and
Judson Brannan appraisers.
Estate of James M. Johnson order
confirming sale of personal [property;
order to sell 24 head of hogs.
Estate of Jesse R. Safford order
Estate of Chas. Clark order ap
pointing J. Hugh Sherfey adminis
trator; bond; letters of administrat
ion ; order for bank to pay over $22f>
Guardianship of Bertone Lathrum --
bond of guardian; letters issued.
Estate of W. A. Thomason order
admitting will to probate.
Estate of Mary E. Chandler order
admitting will to probate and appoint
ing Wm. Chandler executor.
Estate of Delia A. Ware -order ap
pointing R. F. Banker guardian ad
litem ; order appointing Joseph Davis,
H. P. Curtis and James Hobb as com
missioners to partition estate.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS ELECT
Evening star lodge, No. 26, Knights
of Pythias, on Monday evening elected
the following officers for the ensuing
E. A. Pearce, C. C.
E. M. Sweeley, V. C.
Col. Sapp, Prelate.
Ira Clark, M. at A.
W. M. Duncan, K. of R. & S.
J. N. Scott, M. of E.
J. M. Lilligren, M. of F.
C. B. Stuht, M. of W.
John Gustafson, I. G.
E. N. Hinchliff, O. G.
Trustees Wilford Allen, R. W.
Thati-her, Gaston Wilson.
At their regular meeting Tuesday
evening Dec. sth. the following offi
cers were elected by the Woodmen for
the ensuing year:
V. C, D. L. Kemper.
Advisor, Samual Hawkins.
Banker, W. L. Greenawalt.
Clerk, C. G. Crawford.
Escort, W. A. Cave.
Watchman, Paul Abendroth.
Sentinel, A. T. King.
This order meets on the first and
third Tuesday evenings of each month
and is having a rapid growth.
John L. Smith, manager of the
live stock department of the Hazel
wood Creamery company, spent two
days in Pullman recently. Mr. Smith
is looking after the business of his
firm, which has branch creameries
throughout this section. He states that
the Hazelwood company will have a
number of milking machines in opera
tion at their farm near Spokane, about
December 15th. These will be the first
machines of the kind introduced in this
section. Dairymen in this section are
anxiously waiting to learn the result
of the experiment, and if the machines
prove successful, as Mr. Smith says
they have in the east, it is likely many
of them will be installed throughout
this section, as the labor problem is
one of the hardest which dariymen
have to contend with in the North
—Manager Cosgrove, in advance of
the Palmatier sisters, a musical organ
iaztion of note, was here Tuesday ar
ranging for the appearance of the
company on January 2nd, at the audi
torium. The entertainment will be
given under the auspices of the local
K. of P. lodge, and will consist of a
most excellent program by the ladies'
orchestra, solos, duets and quartette.-,
with various instruments with which
the ladies are artists of considerable
renown. A reader and monologist also
appears on the program. Mr. Cos
grove will be remembered by I'ullman
ites as having brought the well known
Cosgrove family and other musical at
tractions here in years past.
—John Kittering, of Remington,
Ind., has purchased the J. A. Ball
farm, near this City. The farm con
tains lfiO acres, and the price paid is
$40 an acre. The land is in cultiva
tion, but is otherwise unimproved, and
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON,, \\]T|;|)\Y, hKCKMHKR 9, 1905.
CITY VOTES TO
Anti-Saloon TicKet Defeated at the Election
The saloon saved its scalp in Tuesday's election, a majority of the voters
sayng by their ballot that they were not ready to cut the liquor selling es
tablishments out of Pullman. i v
The election was a fiercely contested one, the lines being tightly drawn on
the saloon question, and but little scratching except in a couple of cases,
The vote by wards for the various candidates was as follows:
WARD I WARD 2 WARD 3 TOTAL MAJ.
for mayor (Vote 155) (Vote 205) (Vote 103) (463)
Gentry, Anti-Saloon 51 82 79 212
Stak-y. Citizens 104 120 23 247 —35
Allen, Anti-Saloon 50 91 82 223
Priest, Citizens 102 109 20 231 8
COUNCILMAN, Ist Ward
Campbell, Anti-Saloon ....45,' ... .
Scott, Citizens 108 ' ... ... 63
councilman, 2nd Ward > V
Douglass, Anti-Saloon ..;'» ■ 87
Baker, Citizens f-: 115 ... fji^ 2 g
COUNCILMAN, 3d Ward , '
Fuluier, Anti-Saloon 1 ' ... 70 ,5
Watt, Citizens ••S*' ... 23
CITY ATTORNEY ■ \ U
Matliews, Anti-Saloon 56 | 90 -9 225
Kimball, Citizens 97 .'• ill 22 230 5
Ricketts, Anti-Saloon il. 45 ' . 82 79 206
Walters, Citizens •..'.".' 107 r 114 22 243 —37
For the office of city treasurer, Mr. Hungate having withdrawn, Mr.
Clark's name was the only one on the ballot, and he received a total vote of
293 votes, 60 being cast for E. G. Gill. The same was true in the case
of health officer, Dr. Russell's name having been withdrawn, and Dr. Ma
gijire received 280 votes to 33 cast for Dr. Russell.
The total vote cast in the three wards was 463, of which number 155
were in th« Ist; 205 in the 2nd, and 103 in the 3rd. This is an increase of
69 over last year, when 394 were cast. | The anti-saloon party last year cast
185 votes for mayor; this year the same party cast 212 for the head of
the ticket, a gain of 27. ..,,,The citiiens ( last year •■ cast 208 .ballot* for
mayor, this year 247, a gain of 41.
The gain in vote over last year is due partly to new population, and
partly to the strenuous efforts of the citizens party to bring in every possi
ble vote obtainable, and the highest possible in the vote of this party was
probably realized. Some seven or eight votes were claimed as lost to
the anti-saloon party ticket through non-registration and absence from the
lies half a mile from the public road,
which accounts for the low price. Mr.
Kettering will bring his family here
next spring, build a house, barn and
other outbuildings and make his home
on the land.
—The $5 suit of boys clothes offered
by the enterprising firm of Whitham
& Wagner of this city for the best boy
detective was awarded to Hershall
Gustafson. For ten days the boys ex
pected the traveling salesman of the
Xtragood Clothes company to arrive
and they were to say to him, "You
are from the Ederhiemer Stein Co. and
sell Xtragood clothes."
—The Pullman Knights of Pythias
had a Thanksgiving banquet Monday
night, at which the wasted remains of
numerous turkeys and geese held the
places of honor. About 100 hungry
Knights were fed, after which a social
session and smoker occupied attention
—There will be a two weeks hoilday
vacation in the public school. A vote
taken among the pupils to find their
wishes regarding a one or a two weeks
vacation, resulted in a tie, but the
board later decided on the longer vaca
—It is reported that a number of
quail have been killed along the creek
west of town. The authorities have
their eyes focused in the direction of
the guilty parties, and something may
be heard to drop later. Quail are pro
tected for a number of yeara yet.
—Guy Greaves came up from Gem*
see Monday evening to break bread or
eat turkey--with the Pullman Knights
When you are buying Xmas priMents
look at the chinaware and silverware
at the Pullman Hardware Store.
If it's for a man buy it at The Tog
Go in and see what the Pullman
Hardware Store has to show you in
STATJ] POLL TAX LAW IS VOID.
The state law imposing on male citi
zens between the ages of 21 and 50
living outside the incorporated towns
a tax of $2 per year for the benefit of
the county road and bridge fund was
declared unconstitutional Tuesday by
Judge Gilliam of the superior court of
King county. The court sustained the
demurrer of Attoreny John W. Rob
ertss, who represented W. S. Danner
defendant in at eat case brought by the
The law was declared void on the
ground that it violated section 7 of
the state constitution, which provides
that all taxation must be uniform. Be
cause the poll tax statute places the
burden upon only males between the
ages of 21 and 50, it is declared to be
"The poll tax is an asset of the road
and bridge fund, and, being thrown
out, leaves lesf provision for that fund
than the legi lature intended to make,''
states a Seattle report. "It will be
one of the objects of the good roads
association, if the supreme court sus
tains judge Gilliam, to secure valid
legislation which will bring the in
come of the fund up to the level pre
Tomorrow will be Rally day at the
Christian Temple in all departments.
Every member is urged to !»• present.
Subject of the morning sermon, "Pil
lars, Posts and People." Evening
topic, " Four O'clock in the Morn
ing." Bible School at 'JMU. C. K.
prayer meeting at 840 p. m. All are
Chinaware makes as nice Xmas pres
ents as you can buy and the Pullman
Harwdare Store has the best.
Xmas gifts that please men, at The
Everybody is talking about the
pretty silverware at the Pullman
M \ \ iI. THI'.KS FAILED.
Of till v:: teachers who to>>k the re
cent examination, only:!'.* received cer
tificates a^ followa:
First Grade Delia Ellen Oarr of
Oakodsale, Theodore T. Clave of Oak
esdale. Orren 11. Ihittunjot' dakosdale,
Lillian L. Hospken nf PaloQM, H. K.
McCann of Tekoa, Mabel Mcßaln of
Colfax, B. C. Roberts of Pullman,
Lucj R. Steel of Colfax.
Becond Grade A. B. Benaei of Pa
louse, Blanche Fitch of Colfax, Jessie
I. Torker of Patnpa, Belle Fonger of
Garfleld, Flora Holway of Colton.Anna
Hanley of Colfax, R. N. Hall of La-
CroeM, Lewis L. Nolin of Pullman,
Lucia Fay Stone of Uniontown, Naomi
Smith of Pullman, Iva A. Windus, of
Third Grade Ada Alkirk of St.
John, Mary E. Baitlett of Oakesdale,
W. T. Bolinger of Colton, Fable Frost
of t'olfax, J. A. Guerreloa of Colfax,
Anna Fromader of Colfax, Hattie Ho
agn of St. John, SpurgeOfl Goasman of
Moscow, Idaho, David T. Munroe of
Albion, J. (J. Mi'Cune of Almota, A.
H. Perryman of Uniontown, Ellen
Pryer of LaCroue, Florence Prltehard
of Pullman, Hemiatta Rom of Kiparia,
Emma A. Turney of Endicott, Minnie
Winmiler of Oakesdale, Emma Rex
worth of Wilcox, Anna Shenberger of
Endicott, Margaret P. Wayne of Col
About two thirds ofthote who tailed
arc now teaching, and Superintendent
Showalter has written to the state sup
exinendent for instruction as to what
action to take. It is probable that
they will be obliged to give up their
Miss Nettie Story, daughter of
Mr. and Mra. Grant Story, was mar
ried to Ben Benson, at the Story home
about eight miles from town, Wednes
day evening, at seven o'clot-k. Hey.
W. E. Powell, of thi.s city, officiat
ing. The bride and groom will reside
on a farm near Almota.
Miss Leah Mean was the recipient
of a surprise party last Saturday, a
large number of her young friends
having met at the home of Miss Mabel
Baker, from where they descended up
on the Bean home in force. Games
and general jollification were the order
of the evening.
—J. T. Fariss was up from Union
town Monday, and ordered 10,000 post
ers at Allen's Printer?, the posters be
ing to advertise a closing out. sale he
The ladies of the Methodist church
will hold a bazaar in Odd Fellows hall
Wednesday, Dec. 20. A Colonial din
ner will be served, commencing at 5
— Mrs. R. J. Gilder, who has been
in the hospital at Colfuc for some
weeks past, has to far recovered that
she has been taken to her home near
Oakesdale, Garfield, Farmington
and St. John are the Whitman County
towns that elected anti-saloon councils
Pres. Bryan went to Genesee
Wednesday, where he delivered the
principal address before the men's club
of that city.
C. B. Kegley has returned from
thee east, where he went to attend the
meeting of 'the grange at Atlanntic
City, N. J.
A numher of Pullman of W'm.-I
men have been in attendance at the big
log rolliriK at Colfax this week.
Mr. ifld Mm. J. A. Hungate and
daughter, Helen, returned Tuesday
from a visit at Cheney.
W. B. Walils has retruned from a
few days visit with his son, Will, at
— Miss. Grace Fran.i.s, of Endicott,
visitced Pullman friends Wednesday.
■ J. C. y • 'routh has been in the
city the j.a »u-ck.
Van knows what will please him
for Xrnas. The Toggery.
You ought to look at the silverware
and chinaware at the Pullman Hard
W. S. C Team to Play the Spo
kane Athletic Association Five
in College Gym.
The first basket hall game of the
season will bo played at the college
gymnasium, between the college team
ami a team from the Spokane Athletic
The collegians have been doing some
consistent and telling work in practice
of late, and the game will be well
worth witnessing. Lant year's game
between the two teams was very close,
tlii' college boys winning by a narrow
margin, and the Spokane boys come
today to try and balance accounts.
Don't neglect to see the many nice
things that the Pullman Hardware
Store has to show you.
Are now open for
We have a big
ger and better
line than ever
Come in early
and get your
Pullman - Wash.