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IST FARM LAND
ON TOP OF EARTH
Opinion of an Expert on the Char
acter of Palouse Farm
A testimonial to the character of
the farming land of the Palouse coun
try is found in the recent letter of
Prof. W. J. Spillman, who now has
general supervision over governmental
experimental stations in the United
States, and who has recently been en
gaged in getting up a statistical report
on land values and increases of value
his duties taking him personally to
every farming district in the United
States. He recently wrote Attorney
Harvey regarding present values here,
and the following letter was this week
received by Mr. Harvey in reply:
"Dear Mr. Harvey: I thank you
very much for your letter of December
12. It contained just the information
I wanted. I am delighted to learn
of the increase in farm values since I
left there. After traveling all over the
United States I am ready to say that
I have seen nothing which can claim
superiority over the Palouse country.
It can not be many years until good
farm lands in that section will bring
$100 an acre. It is just as good as
land in Illinois and lowa that is selling
for twice that much. The general
range of values of farm lands in the
states mentioned is $120 to $125 an
acre, but good land in choice locations
and with good improvements, frequent
ly brings $200 an acre.
"With kindest regards and the com
pliments of the season to all, I am
very sincerly yours,
W. J. Spillman, Agriculturist."
—A Swede with various aliases,;
such as Peter Erickson, J. Brown and-
A. Brannan is now languishing in the
county jail as the result of an over
powering desire to fleece a living out
of the people. The man drew a draft
on a Tacoma bank for $100, which he
presented at the First National here;
but was refused the cash on it, the
bank taking the draft for collection and
giving he sranger a receip for it. On
the strength of the receipt the man
of many names attempted to secure
credit at local stores. Getting carpen
ter tools at the Pullman Hardware
store to the value of $5.25 he then
pawned the tools at Watt's for $2,
being $2 to the good through this
transaction. Gathered in by the city
marshal, Brannan-Brown-Erickson et
al was given a sentence of 90 days in
the county jail for vagrancy.
—A change in proprietorship in
Bragg's grocery store will probably
be consummated on the first of the
new year, when W. M. Duncan, who
has acted in the capacity of manager
for some time past, and D. B. Putnam
will purchase interests in the estab
lishment. Mr. Putnam, who has been
the Pullman representaive of the Pa
cific Coast Elevator Company, will
probably resign from the employ of
the company and devote his entire time
to the store.
—"The True Solution of the Saloon
Problem" is the subject to be discussed
by the pastor of the Baptist Church
Sunday night Dec. 31st at 7.30. In
this discussion it will be necessary for
Mr. Powell to take an unpopular stand
and he will look at every phase of the
question both before and after the last
election and attempt to point out the
reasonableness of his position.
—An oyster supper will be given
on January 6th, under the auspices of
the M. E. Church at the city bakery.
The public is cordially invited.
—Postoffice Inspector Lynn and wife,
of Spokane, visited with Mrs. Lynn's
mother, Mrs. MacKay, over Christ
—Miss Margaret Sweet, of Grange
vine, an instructor in the Dayton high
school, is visiting Miss Delia Allen.
—Postmaster Allen was a visitor at
Hije fliiilttteii ficraliX
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At the homi- of th<> bride's parents
at Whelan, Mr. Arthur 1,. Wufleld
and Miss Elizabeth Moats wen united
| in marriage by Rev.W.E. Powell, , as
tor of the Baptist Church. The bride
was beautifully attired in the latest
style and the groom wore the conven
tional black. A large company of |
relatives and friends attendedjthe wed*
ding. The best wishes of the many
friends of the popular young couple
accompany them to their future home.
-Rev. W. E. Powell of the Baptist
Church gave an address to an open |
meeting of the Cilnton Grange Tues
day of this week. A most delightful
dinner of turkey, duck and goose was
served, after which occurred the instal- '
lation of the grange officers. Follow
ing this speeches were made by Mr.
Black of Seats Grange and Mr. O. E.
Young of Ewartsville Grange.
—In the writeup of the contract en
tered into between the city and tho
Moscow Light and Power Co. last
week, the accidental omission of a
cipher made it appear that in case the
city sold the plant, the payment was
to be made at the rate of $100 per
month, whereas the contract calls for
a price of $6000 to be paid at the rate
of $1000 per month.
—J. S. Keeney was here from Colton
during the week. Mr. Keeney has re
cently assigned his business intersts to
Spokane and other creditors. His assets
are more than sufficient to pay off all
claims in full if properly managed.
—Next Tuesday evening the musical
treat of the season, the Palmatier sis
ters organizedation, will appear at the
auditorium. Its something you can not
afford to miss.
—Rev. Gabriel Sykes, presiding
elder of the Walla Walla district of
the M. E. Church, is in the city today
enroute to Orofino, Idaho.
' —Misses Delia Allen, principal of
the Dayton high school, and Faye
Allen, of the Pomeroy school, are home
for the holiday season.
—A new daughter arrived at the
home of Prof, and Mrs. Elton Fulmer,
yesterday. Just a few days late for
a Christmas present.
—Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Reed are here
from Heppner, Oregon, visiting Mr.
Reed's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
—A couple of inches of snow has
caused the appearance of a few sleighs
but wheels are better than runners.
—Mrs. E. W. Quarels has been en
tertaining her brother, Samuel Gill,
over the Xmas holidays.
—W. J. Windus and family, of Col
fax, were the guests of Pullman rela
tives over Christmas.
—Gaston Wilson and family were
in Moscow visiting with relatives on
—A series of revival meetings is to
commence at the Christian Church to
—A protracted meeting will begin
at the Baptist Church Sunday, Dec.
—John Evans and wife came up
from Riverside to visit over Christ
—Jas. Price has gone to San Jose,
California, for a visit to his son, Le-
—Rev. M. W. Smith and wife were
the guests of Garfield friends Wednes-
are visiting a daughter at Garfield.
—The boys of Ferry hall will give
a dance tonight in the dormitory.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ira Clark were visit
ing at Garfield Christmas day.
—Mr and Mrs. Will Wallis were up
from Juliaetta for Christmas.
—Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Fullerton are
spending a week at Spokane.
—Forest Gill was home from Tekoa
for the Christmas holidays.
—Good music at the auditorium next
—W. D. Outman was in the city
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, »TI'HD\Y. DECEMBER 30, 1905.
Annual Winter School for Farmers Opens
at the College Next Week.
Arrangements are complete for the
winter school for farmers, which be
gins in the college next Tuesday, Jan
uary, 2, and continues eight weeks.
The program will be divided into four
periods of two weeks each. The first
period will be devoetd to the study of
crop production, the second two weeks
to horticulture, and during that period
the horticultural inspectors of Wash
ington will meet.
The law requires that the state and
county inspectors shall attend this
school for at least two days each year,
and State Horticultural commissioner
Huntley and every county inspector
will be here.
The third period is to be devoted to
live stock, and the annual exhibit of
the Inland Registered Stockbreeders'
association will be held. The last
period will be devoted to dairying,
and dairymen from all parts of the
state will be present.
On Tuesday, January 2, the program
will open with a paper by Professor
George Sevecance, on "Soil Formation
and Classification." Professor Thatch
er, the station chemist, will read a
paper on "Soil Fertitilty and its Main
tenance," and Professor Elliott, head
of the department of agriculture, will
speak on "Humus and its Relation to J
Soil Fertility," "Laboratory Study
of Soils in Relation to.Moisture" will
be discussed by Professor Severance.
Wednesday, January 3, will also be
devoted to the study of soils, and the
first number on the program is "Soil
Aeration and Temperature," by Pro
fessor Severance. "Soil Bacteria"
will be discussed by H. B. Berry and
"Crop Rotation and Factors Deter
mining a System of Farming" will be
the subject of an address by Professor
Elliott. In the afternoon Professor
Elliot will give a practical demonstra
tion on the problem of good seed and i
the opportunities for seed production
Thursday, January 4, will be devot
ed to "The Culture of Grasses," by
Professor Elliott; "Noxious Weeds:
Their Control and Eradication," by
Professor R. K. Beattie; "Best Roads
for Farming Purposes," by Professor
W. J. Roberts, and an illustrated dis
cussion on "Useful Grasses for Wash
ington," by Professor George Sever
Friday, January 6, will be devoted
to the study of a number of topics, be
ginning with '' The Farmers Orchard,''
by D. C. Mooring. Professor Sever
ance will deliver an address on "Leg
umes, Other than Alfalfa," and Pro
fessor Elliott will read a paper on
alfalfa. The program for the day will
close with an address on "Grain Judg
ing, "by C. W. Lawrence, the station
cerialist. There will be no program
on Saturday, January 6.
—J. W. Burgan has been over in
the Clearwater country the past week
visiting a friend where they have ven
ison at three meals each day.
STRAYED—Two red heifers, one
polled Durham coming three years old.
Red heifers bave white spot on each
flank. Andrew Larson.
—Mark Windus is here from Cali
fornia to see the "folks at home."
He is still employed with the Southern
Pacific railway company.
—Otis Cofftnan, who has an excel
lent position in Spokane, came down
to wish the home folks a merry
Try a sack of Genesee Purity Patent
flour at Duthie's.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
State of Washington vs. Frank
Dehm—Set for trial Jan. 9, 1906, at
9 a. m.
State of Washington vs. Raleigh
BAiley—Set for trial on Jan. 9, 1906,
at 9 a. m.
Ghas. Nelson vs. S. P. Jellum De
cree annulling contract.
Northwestern and Hypotheek Bank
vs. John McCance-Order of confirma
;| F. N. English et al vs. Eva Noble—
Permission to amend complaint grant
j av'' '"■ ■' ' ■'■■■■■
cd. •§■■'.._ ,-.; .•.• .
(I. S. Field vs. P. W. Cox-Defend
ants' motion to acomplaint argued and
takto under advisement.
|] Whitman County vs. C. G. Raby et
Demurrer to complaint argued;
plaintiff asked leave to amend their
cbmpalint; leave granted and plaintiff
give^i ten days to amend.
J. G. Wiley et ux vs. T. M. Barnes
et ufc—U. L. Ettinger withdraws as
counsel for defendants and M. O.
'U *i -'■.•-■• ■
Reed entered as attorney.
sr;'tguvina_.-H. Shirley vs. Carl S.
Nicijin et al —Dismissed on motion of
plailtiff. * ■:.;.. ;■'.:...
;- I%ter Kerr et al vs. Farmers Ware
house Co. of Garfield—Order confirm
ing Sale.: <.vvi vV" ':'
4 ■ Jjjckson and " Plaine vs. Northern
!Ja<rVnsßy. Co. Order of dismissal.
State of Washington vs. Ole Ander-
Estate of Nancy A. Ulmer and
Thomas Ulmer—Order to publish no
tice to creditors; order appointing John
E. Kennedy, M. H. Choate and M.
H. West apppraisers.
Estate of Sumner C. Lazelle-— Order
apppointing Malinda N. Lazelle admin
Guardianship of Mary K. Chandler
-Semi-annual report of guardian.
Estate of Alice D. Hurlbert—ac
count of administrator.
ARRASMITH IN TOWN.
J. W. Arrasmith,state grain inspect
or, has been in Pullman conferring
with the faculty of the college in re
gard to the wheat convention to be
held here on Thursday and Friday,
January 11 and 12. Mr. Arrasmith is
enthusiastic over this convention and
predicts it will result in more good to
the wheat industry than any event
since the reduction of freight rates
on grain to coast points.
The state grain commission is tak
ing an active part in urging the at
tendance of all tho«e interested in the
wheat indu-try from the producer to
the miller and the baker.
Mr. Arrasmith «aid : "The gather
ing together of all classes interested
in the wheat industry can not but lie
productive of good. The meeting of
the producer, the thresher, the sack
dealer, the warehouseman, miller,
exporter and the representatiea of the
transportation companies is certain to
be advantageous to each. The ex
change of ideas and the study of condi
tions governing the marketing, trans
i portation and the milling of wheat
, couppled with the scientific lnfurma
! tion to be dispersed by the college
'faculty, are sure to be benefited. I
hope the farmers will attend in large
numbers. The success of the meeting
I will depend largely on the attendance
of the farmers who are. more deeply
interested in this subject than any
The railroadt have granted reduced
rates for this connvention. The meet
ing is free to all and Hpecia! efferts
are being pul forth to prepare accoir
modationH for all who attend.
SAYS HE KILLED HAYDEN.
A nvMit newapaper dispatch from
"A response to a letter of inquiry
bu been received by .1. B. Ilayden ot'
this place from the chief of police of
Omaha, stating that the report of one
P. S. Free bavittg confessed to the' ;
Omaha police to the murder of Orville'
Hayden at Farm ing ton seven years ago
was true in every respect. Free, or
'Dakota Slim,' a.s he WM known here
then, was arrested at the tim< of the
murder as an accomplice, but -.van
later cleared of tho chnnte. He has
made a full confession to the police of
Omaha and is now being held await
ing advice from the Whitman county
sheriff. It is not known here what
action the sheriff will take."
Old timers will remember that
"Hlaekie" and "Slim" were arrested
for the murder of Hayden and tried
before Judge McDonald at Col fax.
The judge at that time was not in the
good books of the people of the county
and the consequences were that a mob
raided the county jail at Colfax and
lynched "Blackie," tying a rope
around his neck and throwing him out
of the court house window.
"Silm" would have met with a
similar fate but he blocked the lock on
his cell door. He was shot at and
wounded slightly, but feigned death
and thus escaped the mob. He was
permitted to leave the jail on the
strentgh of "BlaekieV so-called
WHO WAS THE LOSER?
A western exchange publishes the
following conundrum and asks "Who
was the loser." A banker sauntering
home to his dinner saw a $10 bill on
the curbstone. He picked it up and
took the number in order to find the
owner. While at home his wife re
marked that the butcher had sent in a
bill amouting to $10 The only money
he had with him was the bill he had
found, which he gave her, and she
[laid the butcher. The batcher paid
it to a farmer for kcalf and the farmer
paid it to a merchant, who in turn
paid it to a washwoman, and she ow
ing to the bank a note of $10, went
to the banker and paid the note. The
banker recognized the bill an the one
he had found, and which up to that
time had paid $50 of debts. On care
ful examination he found that the bill
was a counterfeit. Now will some of
our friends kindly tell uh what has
been lost in this transaction and by
Duthie buys Hides and Poultry.
Have your clothes made in Pullman
by Frank Zalskey, merchant tailor.
Duthie delivers flour, feed, hay,
coal, wood and produce to all parts
of the city. Order by phone.
FOR 3O DAYS
We will give 25 per cent
discount on all
For 1O Days
One-third ofif on all
All ,<iods marked in plain
PULLMAN HARDWARE COMPANY
J. D. Allen, Manager
Excellent Musical Program to Be
Rendered at Auditorium Next
The most notable musical attraction
of the season will be heard at the aud
itorium next Tuesday evening when
the Polmatier Sisters' concert orches
tra, assisted by Mr. Chas. W. Hitch
cock, in dramatic monologue, will be
The entertainment, which is to ba
given und«>r the auspices of the local
Knights of Pythias lodge, receives the
most flattering comments from the
PMM and the people wherever it is
given, and no one who appreciates good
music should fail to attend.
The program will be as followss
March, "High Society."
Overture, "Morning, Noon and
Sojirana Solo, "Fidelity."
String Quintette, The Darkies' Re
Cornet Solo, "Nellie Gray."
A .Japanese Romance, "Poppies."
Dramatic Monologue, "In 1780."
Vocal Trio, "Carmena."
Trio Violin, Cornet and Piano.
Descriptive Overture, "Cows in the
Duet -Cornet and Trombone, "Mis
erere, '' from II Trovaton-.
American Volunteers' March.
For Christmas holidays the O. R.
&N. will make rate of fare and a
third but not less than $5, for univer
sity and college students.
J. H. SWART, Agt.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING.
Notice is hereby given that the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pullman Savings and Loan Asso
ciation will be held in Harvey & Kim
ball'a office in Pullman, Washington,
Saturday, January 18, 1906, at which
time and place seven trustees will be
elected for the ensuing year, and such
other business will be transacted aa
may properly come before the meet
W. J. ROBERTS, Secetrary.
Office over First National Bank
// you (iff- going to build call and