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Burns Brothers Photograph Gal
lery is Destroyed by
The proverbial saying that firesl
never occur singly was exemplified;
Friday morning when the Burns gal
lery went to make the second fire of
the week. About nine o'clock the
alarm was given, but not until the
conflagration was well under way.
Mrs. Comstock, who was alone in the
building,was working in the dark room
and knew nothing of the fire til! the
front room was in flames. It ia sup
posed that the flue stopper blew out,
scattering the fire over the room filled
with more or less inflammable mater
The department responded promptly,
but was handicapped by the cold, and
the frozen condition of the hose which
had been used at the fire the day be
fore. The loss of the building and
coontents was complete, but the ad
joining buildings were only slightly
damaged. The Henshaw market is
built immediately against the burned
building, but suffered only a few dol
lars damage at the rear. The Tribune
office on the other side, sustained no
loss by fire, but the contents were
considerably shaken up in the effort to
The burned building was owned by
I. K. Luce. Mr. Burns estimates his
loss at $1600, of which $700 is covered
PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
Laat Saturday night the seventh and
eighth grades held their preliminary
declamation contest in the Christian
church. From the ten contestants two,
J Miss Edna Williams and Miss Florence
YTurius, were selected to meet the
contestants from other districts.
Friday night the second contest was
heard before about 200 people gathered
in the church. Pullman lost out, the
winner being Thomas Cole of Colton.
Mr. Ellis, principal of the Colton
schools, came to Pullman with their
representative. The next contest will
decide the championship of the county
and will be held at Colfax some time
during institute week.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Frank Lewis vs. V. G. Ditmore et
Bx— Defendant's motion to make com
plaint more definite and certain over
ruled; defendant's motion to compel
plaintiff to file cost bond sustained.
Charles Nelson vs. S. K. Jellum
Judgment and decree requiring defend
ant to pay into court the amount due
on contract and costs and attorney
State of Washington vs. William
Neil, Charles Jacobson and Charles
Lyons— Dismssed on motion of pn
State of Washington vs. William
Neil, Charles Jacobson and Charles
Lyons Assault; arraignment; plea o£
guilty; defendants fined $50 and costi
A. D. Ford vs. John Kilkaney •
Judgment in foreclosure of tax lein
and order of sale.
Maud A. Coffman vs. Adam Schlot-i
thauer et al Decree quieting title to
*al estate in defendants.
State of Washington vs. George H.
Aschenbrenner -Trial; verdict of jury
°» guilty; jury recommended mercy.
Spokane & Inland Ry. Co. vs. Etta
Hexter et al-Order appointing R. J.
NeergaawJ guardian ad litem.
S|okane & Inland Ry. Co. vs. Effle
G- Schroder et al Order appointing
J- Neergaard guardian ad litem.
Spokane & Inland Ry. Co. vs. Hugh
• Kohinson et al-Oontinued until
Spokane & I n i and Ry _ Co vs Marie
Horlacher et al - Continued until
S£k»n c & l n i and Ry. Co. vs. Ros
• Whwler etal-Continued for hear
' ». I fc ?•
ing until April 10.
Minerva A. Fergii on vs. P. J. Fer
gUBon Heard on plaintiff's exceptions
to sureties on appeal bond.
Spokane & Inland \.--. Patrick
Sheehan and James B. Moore it al
and W. C. Walker ft al Consolidated'
for trial on the question of damages.
Spokane & Inland vt, Etta Hexter
et al — Tried on the question of dam
ages to be allowed defendant.
Spokane & Inland vs. C. K. Wood
Set for trial March 17 on damages.
Laura E. Harrison vs. Frank Har-1
rison Case set for trial on Thursday,
March 15, at 10 a. m.
Spokane & Inland vs. Effie G.
Schroder et al Trial on question of
New cases filed.
The Davis Implement Co. vs. Kate
Schmick as executrix -Money due.
Oregon R. R. & Nay. Co. vs. Wi
nona Mrecantile Co. et al—lnjunction
Spokane & Inland vs. Reuben Phil
ips et al —Condemnation for right of
— The Hon. Peter McGregor, who is
in Washington D. C, representing
the Northwest at the national livestock
convention, has written to President
Bryan concerning a visit to Secy.
Wilson, head of the U. S. Dept. of
Agriculture. In company with Prof.
Spillman he extended to Secy. Wilson
an invitation to be present at the great
farmers' meeting to be held in Pull
man next June. The secretary replied
that he should like to be present and
if congress adjourned in time he might
make such a visit. The meeting re
ferred to will be attended by farmers
from all parts of the state who will
come 1000 strong to visit the college
and experiment station. Special trains
will be. run, a fare of $!> for the round
trip being granted from points as far
away as Puget Sound.
—Several pilgrims for the Meccas
of Southern Idaho loaded their outfits
on the O. R. and N. this week. B.
M. Baldwin, who has been farming
with hia brother on Union Flat, loaded
a car with household goods an,d farm
implements and set out for Soldier,
Idaho,?in the Big Camascountry. He
will farm his homestead in the hope
of building up a fortune. J. L.
Klapp, a contractor, of Genesee, ac
companied by his family and personal
effects, left on Wednesday to settle on
his homestead at Buhl, near Twin
Falls. A. D. P. Keith, who has long
been a resident of this county, has
cast his lot with the people of Kim
--There its no end of striking stag,..
pictures, uproaroua comedy situations
and exciting moments in Elmer Wal
ters' play, "A Thoroughbred Tramp, "
which come* to the Auditorium Wed
y, March 21. The action is laid
in Colorado, where the main thorough
fare of a mountain town, the Rio
Grande Western Railway station, office
of the prison warden, the depot bag
gage room, and the male and female
compartments in the hospital wards of
the Colorado Home for th*' feeble
minded uvu scenic features of interest.
- Winter's icy grip, which caught I
any people unawares throughout
the country, did not slight Pullman.
■The plumbers have been on the jump
for a week replacing damaged v.
pipes. Some damage was done in the
laboratories at the college by the
freezing of mixtures contained in the
bottles. The steam laundry was tem
porarily put out of business on Monday
by the bursting of pipes and engine
—A small blaze drew a big crowd
to Waters' furniture store early Thurs
lay afternoon. A hot stove pipe pas
sing through the floor of the gallery
set fire to it and the flames quickly
spread to the stacks of wall paper and
thence to the ceiling. The blaze was
put out with a few buckets of water,
thus avoiding the immense damage
which would have been done by a
stream of water. The loss was slight,
fully covered by insurance.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MARCH i, i
Ordinance Creating a Park Commission of
Only a quorum of the council was
present Thursday night ready for busi
ness, those in their seats at roll call
being Messrs. Henry, Scott, Miller
The minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved. The com
munication of the state treasurer re
garding the commission on liquor li
censes due the state was referred to
the finance committee.
A communication from property
owners on Alder street regarding the
draining of lots 9 and 11 was read and
referred to the street committee.
The bond of J. C. Miller, marshal,
was read. The bond is in the sum of
$2500, the sureties being Neil Stewart,
L. C. Staley. E. P. Arms, C. N.
Gaddis and A. T. Fariss.
An ordinance creating a park com
mission was introduced, read and
passed. The ordinance provides for a
commission of six, two of whom shall
be women. Of the original commis
sion, two shall be appointed to serve
one year, two to serve two years, and
two three years. The terms of office
of two will hereafter expire each year,
their successors to be appointed by the
mayor on March Ist. The commission
is to have direct supervision and con
trol over all the parks, public squares,
and like places within the city, and
will have the disbursement of all funds
appropriated by the council for park
An ordinance was also read provid
ing that all telephone and telegraph
poles on Main street shall be painted
black for a distance of ten feet above
the ground, and white from that
point to the top, and that no signs or
advertisements shall be nailed or post
ed on any of the poles. The ordi
nance was laid over for further consid
The sensation of the evening came,
however, when Councilman Carpenter
presented the following statement with
"As it is commonly reported about
the streets that J. B. Hicks, of this
city, was beaten out of a large sum of
v and his watch in a gambling
game conducted in the Burns saloon on
the evening of March 9th, I move you
that the city council immediately in
igate such.report,and if it be found
to be probably true, that the council
and mayor shall set a time for Mr.
Burns to appear before the council
and show Cause why his license should
not be revoked and his bond forfeit
Mr. Carpenter supplemented the
above statement by adding that Mr.
Hicks had made a written statement
setting forth the fact that he had tost
a sum of money and his watch, in the
After a painful wait, Councilman
Henry seconded Mr. Carpenter's mo
tion, and it was unanimously carried.
Mr. Carpenter then moved that Mr.
Burns and other witnesses be cited to
appear at the next regular meeting of
the council, when the investigation
would proceed. The silence following
this motion was even more oppressive
than in the former case, and remained
unbroken till the mayor announced
that the motion was lost because of no
Mr. Henry then moved iliat the'
marshal be Instraottd to notify all
saloons or other places where it was
rumored th t gambling games were
being conducted, that such gambling
"must be stopped at once or their >
licenses would be revoked." This mo-1
tion was carried, when the council ad
The bills allowed at the session were
Six is Passed
Pacific Coast Pipe Co., $83.30.
J. S. Clark, tel. rent, $1.50.
Springston Lbr. Co., $6.45.
Miss Slater, typewriting, 25 cents.
W. A. Slate, street labor, $4.80.
J. T. Henry, street labor, $5.
The Methodist church is to hold a
missionary convention here April 20
to 22, at which some very interesting
speakers will be present to present the i
subject of Christian missions. The'
pastors of the neighboring towns of
Moscow, Colfax, Gartield, Palouse,
Oakesdale, Genesee, and others will
be # on the program. The Rev. Geo.
Smyth of San Francisco, one of the
national secretaries of the missionary
society of the Methodist church, who
has served as missionary in China, and
Mrs. Kean, of Spokane, recently re
turned from China, will be present
and take a large part in the program.
Presiding Elder Hawk will also par
ticipate in the deliberations of the
convention. Services will be held on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a
large attendance from neighboring
towns is anticipated.
MARRIAGE OF MISS LEITER.
On Thursday afternoon Miss Ruth
Letter; and Mr. Karl C. Bowers were
married at the bride's home by Rev.
Grant Stewart. They left on the
three o'clock train for Kennewiek,
where Mr. Bowers has a position as
enigneer in the irrigation work.
BAPTIST CHURCH NOTICE.
"Girls as Reformers," is the sub
ject to be discussed by the pastor at
the Baptist church tomorrow evening,
March IS, at 7:30. Services at the
church as follows: Sabbath Schodjl
10 a. m. ; Preaching service, 11 a. m. ;
B. Y. P. IT., 6:30 p. m.; preaching
at 7:30 p. m.
W. E. Powell, Pastor.
"The Importance*of Keeping in the
Love of God" was discussed in the
sermon in the Congregational church
last Sunday morning. How to "KeejJ
in the Love of God" will be the theme
for the eleven o'clock service tomorrow.
At 7:30 p. m. the sermon subject will
be "Christianity and Socialism."
Points of similarity will be shown
tween pri and mod
ern Socialism and the try of the
latter candidly revie\
The pastor will in the morn
ing upon ' 'The Privacy of the I
pel." Evening, "How Many Ways
are Men Saved?' ' Sped music at
the tvening service. '< ;! be the
administration of baptism.
Wallace Kfoss had ■
mourning friends waterinj
on his grave with their 1 riny t*
Thursday, while he wa« di .ding
through 16 feet of depth in the middle
of lake DePuddle. The cold weathei
had formed about three inch'
on the lake, and Mr. Moss thoug
little coaxing would make it of .sum'- i
cient thickness for cutting. He there
fore swept off the snow and Rot
the surface of the pond. At about
dusk Thursday evening he thought it
would be well to flood ii again, and
so walked boldly'out to turn the water j
over it. ;. .. the first flooding had
apparently rotted the thin ice, and
soon Wallace wasemulatng McQinty'a ;
example. Hut if it was a long ways
down, it was farther coming back and
the victim had plenty of time to think
over all his past misdeeds. On arriv- <
ing a l, tlm top he m;ule a frantic at
tempt to clamber out cm top of the
ice, but at every attempt it would
brook and drop him to the bottom
again. After ten minutes of struggle, I
he escaped from the <i;*nip and icy
grasp of Lake DoPuddle- and all of
those good resolutions ho, made during
he ten minutes are probably now for
—Pearson Academy the preparatory
school of Whitman College, defeated
the Elementary school of the W. S. C.
in debate Friday night. The debate,
which was held in the college chapel
was well attended by the various
classes, much enthusiasm being mani
fested. The local team lost on the
question of whether the cabinet system
Of government is preferable to the
presidential, system. The affirmative
was upheld by Walter Ferguson, L. L.
Nolan and J. L. Ash lock for the W.S.
C. The other side was maintained by
Miss Edith Adgerton, Elroy McCaw
and Fred Clemens for Walla Walla.
The judges were Thos. H. Brewer, of
Genesee; Hon. J. N. Pickrell, and
Supt. Nichols of Colfax.
/ —A novel and entirely successful
plan for thawing inaccessible water
pipes was tried by Prof. Carpenter
during the cold weather. There were
some frozen pipes at Prof. Beattie's
residence which could not be reached
by any ordinary moans. - A set of
transformers was attached to the out
side transmission lines; one wire
was connected to the faucet in the
house, the other to the hydrant in the
yard, and the current was turned on.
The heat generated in the pipe Was
sufflcent to melt the ice, and inside of
an hour four pipes had been put in
running order by this effective means.
. —The town of Pullman last week
raised and donated a carload of floui
to be sent to the starving Japanese—
the first town in Eastern Washington
to set an example of liberality. The
Post Intelligencer, of Seattle, is look
ing after the contributions of either
cash or provisions, and will see that
the offerings of the people reach the
brave little Japanese, many of whom
are left destitute at the close of the
Russian war.--Asotin Sentinel.
/ —Plans are being drawn for a stono
arch to be erected at the entrance to
the college campus by last year's
graduating class. It will be 23 feet
high. 23 feet wide, with a thickness
of three feet. The structure will be
of native basalt, ornamented with
Tenino sand stone. The arch will be
given to the college by the class as a
— Chas. 11. Schuele, a graduate of
the college, visited here a few days
this week on his way to the Philip
pines. He has received an appoint
ment as third lieutenant in the con
stabulary and has been assigned to the
district where the fighting is now go
—Mrs. E. C. Bod well, president of
the W. C. T. U. of East Washington,
will address the ladies of Pullman
next Friday at 2 p. m., and in the
evening at 7:"0, she will give a pub
lic address. Both meetings will be in
the M. E. church. Everybody is cor
dial! invited to attend.
—Dr. Nelson has just returned from
a trip to the Big Bend country to ex
amine some diseased stock. Dr. Ros
enber has been at Grand Forks, B.
C.i for a wed: on similar business
connected with the work of the Veter
inary department of the college.
—■Prof. Elliott made a horseback
trip to his stock ranch up the Snake
river last week. That was before the; j
snow storm, but there was still enow in
the hills, while down in the valley
only an hour and a quarter ride, the I
apricot trees were in bloom.
—A number of prominent people
from out of town are engaging seals ;
for the appearance of Gad3ki. Proi. ,
Holme and a party of -r 'a fron
Moscow, and Regent U. L. kitting
are among the number.
v'^Ex-Representative Barkhuff, or
Colton, wa. J. in the city Thursday.
Bir; Musical Fvcnt to Take Place
in Pullman April 30 to
All eyes, or rather all cars, will bo
turned toward Pullman April 30th to
May '.'ml, when fully one thousand vis
itors will gather in this city to attend
the great May Musical Festival.
The. musical interest, the magnitude
of the undertaking, and the number of
people who will visit the city all com
bine to make this event an important
one in the history of Pullman.
Special trains will be run from all
parts of the Inland Empire and ex
cursion rates will be granted from all
points. The affair is under the direc
tion of the music department of the
college and the attractions will be
solely of a musical character, the
first of which comes on the evening of
April 30th, when a concert' will be
given by local talent. This will in
clude vocal solos, selections by the
glee club, college orchestra and band.
On the afternoon of May Ist a similar
concert will be given, but the diversity
of musical talent at the college makes
possible the offering of two widely
The evening of May Ist music lovers
may hear Handel's great oratorio,
"The Messiah," given by a magnifi
cent chorus of 175 voices now under
the training of Prof. Strong;. The
local chorus will be supplemented by
soloists from Portland'and Spokane.
Mrs. Strong will have soprano parts,
while the services of Claire Monteith
have been secured for baritone and
Miss Mabel Heritage for alto. Mr.
Monteith, of Portland, has already
been hear by Pullman audiences who
can testify to his ability, and Miss
Heritage is well known in musical cir
cles of Spokane. This oratorio by the
great German composer is alone suffic
ient attraction to draw many visitors
from surrounding towns.
May 2nd will be the last day of the
Festival. In the afternoon an artist's
concert will be given, a sort of "all
star" entertainment which will be
participated in by the soloists men
tioned in the preceding paragraphs.
The program will also contain the
best instrumental numbers obtainable.
On the last evening comes the crown
ing event of the series, when the cho
ruses from the various Inland Empire
towns unite. Spokane well send 50.
voices; Lewiston, 80 Col, 25;
Oakesdale, 10; Palouse, 30; Rosalia,
40; i.,lton, 30; Garfield, 20; an i Dav r
enport, 20. These choruses will sing
separately, but on several t-'onga all
will combine with the local chorus,
making a grand total of 480 voices.
.An engraved baton will be presented to
the director of each chorus.
Many visitors will bo present during
the whole festival, but the .special
trains will not arrive till the forenoon
of May 2nd, leaving after the even
ing entertainment. Rates of one fare
for the round trip have been grunted
by the railroads. Tho Whole affair is
on a more stupendous scale than has
ever been carried out in the North
west. Similar events have taken
place in Eastern "cf ties; Spokane and
Portland have attempted festivals of
thia k'nd, but the financial backing
could not be obtained. Pullman,
then, is to have a unique distinction
and the citizens should take pride in
making our visitors welcome during
their short stay.
—The girls' basketball team from
tho State Normal in Cheney will meet
the local girls' team in the armory
tonight. An interesting game is
—We note in an Asotin county ex
<•' tßfe that Q. P. Muir, formerly of
thi.i city, has sold COO head of yearling,
sheep at $2.75 per head.
—Councilman liaker was at the
county seat Tuesday.