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I VOLUME XVIII.
I CITY DADS
Applications Made for Issuance
of Two Saloon Licenses.
All members of the city council
W ere present at the regular meeting
On motion of Mr. Baker, duly sec
onded and carried, the petitions filed
gt a previous meeting against the
Enos and Spawr pool room, were or
dered made a part of the records of
The clerk was instructed to adver
tise in the city papers, notifying the
citizens that there must be a general
cleaning up of all premises before
May 25th. The city attorney was also
instructed to draw an ordinance pro
hibiting the dumping of manure or
other rubbish on any of the vacant
lots or alleys within the city limits.
Bills as follows were allowed :
Chas. Russell, labor, $1.25.
P. E. Roberts, labor, $2.50.
Will Slate, labor, $3.75.
J. Cole, labor, $3.75.
City Engineer's assistants, $4.25.
Arthur Hooker, plans and specifica
tions, paving Main and Grand streets,
Telephone rent,s 1.50.
Geo. Walter, typewriting, $1.50.
R. W. Finley, labor, $4.80.
Ed. Kefel, labor, $6.75.
P. G. Bickford, $7.00
Pacific Pipe company, $95.13.
Pullman Hose Co, $12.50.
0. D. Mathews, plumbing, $1.60.
The bill of Harvey Glass for $5, for
having the first team at hose house at
time of the Waters fire, was also al-
Tile request of the park commission
Wr some of the plank being taken up
from cross walks in the paving opera
tions was referred to the street com
mittee with power to act. The com
mission wishes the planks to make a
number of bridges across the creek in
the city park.
The ordinances referring to the in-
Bpection of plumbing and to the licens
ing of saloons and pool rooms were
The application of Whitcher and
Cleland for renewal of the licenses on
their billiard and pool tables was
The application of Carisch Bros, for
renewal of saloon license was laid
over till the next regular meeting un
der the rules, as was also the applica
tion of J. H. Frazier asking for a li
cense to open up a new saloon.
The bid of 0. H. Horton for paving
Alder and Olsen streets was opened,
this being the only bid submitted.
Mr. Horton offered to do the work at a
lump sum of $2400. He also submit
ted itemized figures upon which the
council could let the contract if it
wished. The bid was referred to the
city engineer and the special committee
on paving, to report at a special meet
ing of the council called for next Tues
The officers' salaries were allowed,
and the council adjourned to meet in
special session next Tuesday evening.
LETTER FROM MRS. WILSON.
We are permitted to publish the fol
lowing extracts from a letter written
by Mrs. Dr. Wilson to friends in this
city, the letter being written from
San Francisco under date of April 22nd.
"Just a few lines to let you know
we are alive after our terrible exper
ience of Wednesday morning. I will
never live long enough to get over the
awful fright, though we were not
burned. We have nothing to eat ex
cept what we get given to us after
»tanding in line for hours and then
must cook it in the street. One liv
lnß in the city buys in such small
quantities that when times like this
come they have nothing laid by and
m UBt depend upon charity. I tell you
it is dreadful. I went down the other
day and stood in line for one hour
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and a half, and was within three
blocks of the distributing point with
sack in hand, ready to be thankful for
anything that might be given me and
a doctor friend of ours came along and
saw me and made me come home. He
said I ought to be in bed instead and
that he would get something for us. I
came home and he sent the food.
One's money does him no good; there
is not a place in the city where one
can buy. The first day every grocery
store and market was stripped of
everything by the soldiers, so we are
all helpless tc do other than we are.
We do not yet know what we will do.
Every report you get in the papers is
true and then the half has [not been
, "The city is under martial law and
I am afraid to look out the window
for fear of seeing some man or woman
shot for not obeying some order given
by the sentry as quickly as they
should. The Dr. came near being one
and I sit in fear and trembling con
stantly and want so much to fly from
here, but he still loves California."
W. S. C.-IDAHO GAME.
Last Wednesday afternoon 600 peo
ple gathered at Rogers field to see the
Idaho baseball team taken into camp
for the second time this season by the
local team. It was not a walk away,
however, for the game was in doubt
till the end, and the final showed
6 for the visitors and 7 for the State
Roosevelt for Idaho pitched a mag
nificent game but did not have ade
quate support. McCully in the box
for the home team kept his head all
the time and received almost perfect
support from the team. Up to the
ninth the score was 6 to 5 in favor of
the visitors, but in that inning the
local team brought one man in, mak-
IWit 1 around, however, winning the
second game of the championship ser
It was one of the closest and most
evenly matched games ever seen here,
and when it was finally won the root
ers went wild and enthusiasm was
boundless. Next week the W. S. C.
team will make a tour of Oregon,
meeting the principal colleges of that
—The annual banquet of the Vet er
inary society was made a farewell
affair for Dr. Rosenberger on Friday
evening of last week. He has entered
the government service, going to Port
land to work in the Bureau of Animal
Industry. As a token of appreciation
Dr. Rosenberger was presented with a
gold mounted umbrella, which he pre
sumably will need in the Webfoot
state. The guests of the society on
this occasion were Dr. Henderson,
of Lewiston, Dr. Demming, of Spo
kane, and Professors Davis and Link
-Will Hogan and family left Pull
man a few weeks ago to locate in
California, and had just become locat
ed at Brawley when the earthquake
shook things up so generally down
there. About as soon as the ground
had quieted down enough to walk on,
the Hogans started fo ■ the depot, and
reached Pullman this week, and are
now busy telling their friends how it
happened. The Palouse country, with
its unshakable foundation, looks like
home to them again.
—The funeral of D. M. Vaughan,
who died at Lewiston, Idaho, on April
28th, was held in this city Wednes
day, May 2nd, at two o'clock from
the Baptist church. The deceased was
a brother of the late Mrs. John Young,
and uncle of Henry, Oscar, Fred, John
and Frank Young, but has been lost
track of by his Pullman relatives till
they saw notice of his death at Lewis
ton in a newspaper, and the body was
brought here for interrment.
—The W. S. C. debating team,
which is to meet the 0. A. C. team
at Corvallis tonight left for Oregon
Thursday. The question is the in
come tax problem and will be dis
cussed for Washington by F. O.
Kreager, H. C. Todd and R. E. Chap
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, SA jpRDAY^ MAY fiTIOOO.
WAS BIG EVENT
Musk Filled the Air at I Pullman for Three
One of the biggest events of the
year, and certainly the most important
from a musical standpoint, was
brought to a successful conclusion
Wednesday night. The three days
May Musical Festival delighted all
who were fortunate enough to attend
all or any of the concerts and made
Pullman the cynosure of the North
west. It is estimated that 600 people
came in from the towns of the Inland
Empire on Wednesday's regular and
special trains, and counting the visit
ors from Moscow and nearby towna
who attended some of the earlier at
tractions, fully 800 visitors were here
at some time during the festival.
This is the first time such a festival
has been held north of San Francisco.
Spokane, Tacoma and Portland have
all attempted it, but lack of financial
backing prevented the completion of
the plans. The executive phase of
the affair has been under the direction
of Prof. Kimbrough, while the train
ing of the band, orchestra and "Mes
siah" chorus has been done by Prof.
The festival began Monday evening
with a recital by the department of
music and consisted 'of piano, orches
tral and vocal music by the various
organizations of the department. On
Tuesday afternoon .the.band iuu»J^
and encores in a way to sustain the
reputation the band already enjoys of
being the best amateur organization
in the state.
Tuesday evening came the great
"Messiah," sung by the local chorus
of 135 voices. The big assembly room
of the gymnasium had been filled with
chairs for the audience and a high tier
of seats had been erected at the west
end for the chorus. The wonderfully
inspiring music of the choruses was
supplemented by solos sung by Mrs.
Strong, Mr. Tor Van Pyk and Miss
Mabel Heritage of Spokane, and Mr.
Claire Monteith of Portland.
On the afternoon of May 2nd the
visiting artists gave a very highly
finished concert. Wednesday evening
the festival was brought to a close
with the grand choral concert. The
choruses taking part and their direct
ors were as follows: Rosalia, Miss
Daisy Busbey; Cheney Normal, Miss
Myra R. Wylie; Spokane, Dr. R. A.
Heritage; Oakesdale, Mrs. F. B.
Hughes, and Pullman, W. B. Strong.
The director of each visiting chorus
was presented with an engraved baton.
For the final numbers the combined
chrouscs sang, making a total of 275
voices, led by Prof. Strong and the
full band of 50 pieces.
Now that the initial step has been
taken by the college and the affair
proven feasible, other towns are anx
ious to have the event, and Dr. Her
itage publicly expressed the hope that
the next festival might be held at
Last Wednesday at one o'clock at
the family home, Miss Alice, elder
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R.
Piper, was married to Mr. Thomas
Meyer of Spokane. Dr. Hays read
the marriage service in the presence
of the bride's relatives and a few
close friends. Miss Grace Hays
played the wedding march and little
Dorothy Shearer was the ring bearer.
Profuse decorations of flowers, and a
dainty luncheon just after the wedding
helped to make the occasion a joyous
one. Miss Piper has for several
years been a student of the college,
and during that time has made for
herself a place in the hearts of a large
numWof friends. Mr. Meyer is an
electrician in the employ of the Wash
ington Water Power Co. at Spokane.
T%e young people took the afternoon
train for Spokane, where they will be
gin house keeping in a home which
Mr. Meyer built himself, working on
it a few hours everyday, after regular
—Claude Morrison, who graduated
from the school of pharmacy here a
number of years ago, and who has
been studying medicine at the Cooper
Medical institute at San Francisco,
came back to Pullman to visit his rel
atives and rest up after the exciting
experiences of the past few weeks.
He has been living at Dr. Wilson's
home,; which was not reached by the
fire. pt. Wilson has been donating
his services to the relief committee.
The cpHege which Mr. Morrison has
been attending was not burned, though
it was damaged considerably by the
earthquake. The work of the college
was discontinued, to begin again Aug
- Next Tuesday Prof, and Mrs. E.
E. Eljlott will start for Richmond,
Ind., fcrhere the professor will repre
sent fie Pullman U. P. church at the
this trip Prof. Elliott will visit his
mother at the old home, attend the
reunion of the class of 1881 at Mon
mouth, and will also visit the lowa
agricultural college at Ames. He
will take advantage of the opportunity
to visit the thoroughbred herds of the
East and will probably purchase some
stock for the college farm. Prof,
and Mrs. Elliott will return about
—I. P. Whitney is on the West
Side conducting a series of dairy in- j
stitutes in Snohomish and Pierce!
counties. He will be assisted by!
the deputy inspector of dairies, Mr.
Hansen. These institutes are not
conducted as the regular farmers' in
stitutes, but are more in the nature
of house to house missionary work and
neighborhood conferences. Across
the mountains, nearly every farm has
its dairy, and the workers go from
farm to farm, instructing the dairymen
in improved methods.
—The missionary conference, which
was to have been held at he Metho
dist church last week has been post
poned on acount of one the speakers
being recalled to San Francisco at the
time of the earthquake. A special
missionary service was held, however,
Sunday night with the assistance of a
number of college people. Chas.
Miller, E. L. Ludwig, Mrs. Johnston
and Prof. Craig were on the program,
and a men's quartette furnished the
—A party of friends and classmates
of A. P. Anderson, of the Senior class
at the college, gathered at the cream
ery building last night to bid him fare
well. Mr. Anderson will leave on
Monday for Bozeman, Montana, where
he has been appointed assistant m the
civil engineering department of the
agricultural college, and in addition
to the duties of that position he will
do experimental work in the irrigation
—The children of the public schools,
after a period of indecision and much
vigorous campaigning, have decided
on Juliaetta, Idaho, as the place to
hold their picnic. The train will
leave on the morning of the 16th, and
already more than 300 have promised
—The Corner Drug Store has on ex
hibition several beautiful medals and
a silver cup which are to be awarded
to members of the cadet corps for
efficiency in drill. Thero ii a modal
for the best drilled private, one for
the best marksman and one for the non
commissioned officer who can beat
handle his men. The cup, purchased
by the officers of the battalion, is to
be given to the best drilled company,
as «hown in competitive drill.
—The W. S. C. track team received
j its second reverse of the sea on yester
day at Walla Walla when Whitman
' won the meet by the narrow margin
tof two points, the score being 59 to
.61. The local team was badly crippled,
having left some of the best men at
home on account of injuries sustained
, in the Montana meet.
—The agricultural department of
the college has just ordered from the
Ladd estate of Portland, two thorough
bred Jersey cows at a cost of $225
each. There is no finer stock in the
country and the purchase price is con
siderably lower than the market value.
—A number of the senior veteri
: nary students are getting a start in
j their profession by practicing on Fri
days and Saturdays at neighboring
j towns. Messrs. Glazier, Kellam and
j Richardson practice at Tekoa, Garfield
; and Colfax.
—Last Sunday Prof. Timblin enter
tained at dinner several Goldendale
people who came up for the musical
events of the week. The guests were
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hess, W. H.
Ward, Sr., and Mrs. W. H. Ward, Jr.
—The beautiful spring weather is
being taken advantage of by many
parties of students who drive to the
Snake river for a day's outing. Last
—G. W. Reed has returned From
Soldiora, TJaho, where he has a half
section of land. The country is with
in the big Camas prairie, and Mr.
Reed believes it has a rich agricultur
—The comptroller of the U. S.
treasury ha:i ruled that the Adams
bill appropriating $5000 for the use of
each experiment station during the
current year will not be available till
! next year.
—Mrs. F. D. Richardson and
daughter, Lulu, accompanied by Miss
: Willa Wilkinson, are here from
Grangeville, and will visit with rela
; tives and friends for a couple of weeks.
-The college track team met defeat
Saturday,administered by the U.of M.,
at Misaoula. The score was close,
62 to 51, indicating pretty fairly the
relative strength of the teams.
—The local poatofflce haj today re
ceived a bunch of San Francisco week
ly Examiners, the first since the fire.
Subscribers are requested to call at
the office for their paper.
-Mis-! Hilma Arvidson has returned
from Oakland, Cal., and is now at the
home of her uncle, John Gustafson.
She was in Oakland at the time of the
earthquake and fire.
—The preparatory students of the
school on the hill held an athletic meet
!on Rogers field last Saturday. The
third year class came out at the
head of the list.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Layman re
turned Fridaj night of last week from
: the Alberta country, where they put
in two or three weeks looking over the
—It is announced that Hugh Todd,
at present employed in the county as
sessor's office, 'will be a candidate for
county clerk at the democratic pri
The ladies of the W. R. C. will
give a patriotic entertainment on May
18th. Refreshments will be served,
and a small admission price charged.
—F. E. Hawley, a former grain
dealer of Pullman, came over from
Moscow to take in the May festival.
Gaston Wilson has located at St.
John, where he will open a jeweler's
and optician's establishment.
NEXT WEEK THE
ATHLETES Will COME
Second Annual Interscholastic
Will Attract Hundreds.
The big high school field meet of
last year is to be repeated here next
week on a bigfW scale. Jhis athletic
contest among the high schools of the
eastern and central part of the state
and Idnho is 'held under the auspices
of the college, prizes and pennants be
ing given, and the expenses being
borne by the college. Special trains
will be run from Spokane, Col fax and
Walla Walla, bringing probably 1000
Prof. Timblin, who has been in
Lawiston and Spokane in the interest
of the meet, reports that 100 will come
from Lewifton and between 300 and
400 from Spokane. Students will make
a canvass of Pullman to secure places
for the visitors to stay, the hotel ac
commodations being inadequate to care
for so large a number.
INCREASING BEET ACREAGE.
The sugar beet industry in the vic
inity of Fairfield and all along the new
line of the Inland Electric road is
growing rapidly. The beet acreage
has grown from a few acres in 1887-9
to nearly 6,000 now pjanted.
Up to last season D. C. Corbin,
owner of the big sugar factory at Wa
verly, was able to secure about 25,000
tons of beets, or about half the capa
city of the plant. The capacity of the
factory is fully 50,000 tons of beets
annually, and last fall the owner had
about decided to move the plant to
Spokane unless he could secure the de
*•*?•— "rn^eTnnaera then began
or the factory would go to Spokane,
The business men of this section also
began to realize the fact and to bestir
themselves to see that a larger acre
age was planted this season. Meet
ings were held and a greater acreage
promised than ever before, and it is
now thought that not less than 7,000
acres will be planted to beets this
The new beet territory contiguous
to the sugar beet factory, which is be
ing opened up. by the advent of the
new electric road, will furnish its own
impetus. Many farmers being enthus
iastic over the higher price of $6 per
ton to be paid, will put in a large
acreage of beets who heretofore have
raised only wheat. Mr. A. D. Thay
er, one of the largest and most success
ful raisers of beets, proposes to irri
gate a tract of land this season for the
purpose of ascertaining whether such
would be a paying investment. In
case the irrigation pays, he will build
a reservoir sufficiently large to irri
gate from forty to eighty acres. The
outcome of Mr. Thayer's experiment
will be watched with a great deal of
interest. [Up to the present time but
$5.25 per ton has been paid for sugar
beets, and the growers claim they have
made more money than in raising
wheat by $5 per acre. -—-.
—M. S. Jamar of this city has an
nounced himself as a candidate for
prosecuting attorney, and will Beck the
votes of his democratic colleagues at
the coming primary election.
—The coyote population was reduced
by eight the first of the week when
Chas. Baker captured that number of
coyote pups on the Hagerdon farm east
Thursday evening Mrs. Frank
Gustafaon entertained several young
ladies from Pomeroy who were here
in attendance on the May festival.
--F. T. Abbott was here from Col
fax Wednesday to see the State Col
lege boys skin the U. of I. team at
Rev. W. E. Powell, pastor of the
Baptist church, went to Moscow Fri
day, May 4, to speak in the interest
of the Anti-Saioon League.