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FARMERS SUFFER DAMAGE
' FROM CLOUDBURSTS AND RAIN
Several Farms Cut to Pieces by Deep
Tieiuiies —Fall Grain suffers—
IMillma ii Escapes Damage
Much damage was done to fall
grain and several farms east and
south of Pullman were literally cut
to pieces by the most severe rain
storm in the history of Whitman
county, which visited this section
Sunday evening. Several cloud
bursts were reported and the Pull
man merchants were thrown into a
frenzy of excitement when telephonic
reports were received here to the ef
fect that huge walls of water were
coming. These reports came from
the Chambers neighborhood and the
farmers just east of Pullman, where
the fury of the storm was most keen
ly felt. The merchants had their
forces of clerks busy within a few
minutes putting the stocks of goods
above the high water line, fearing
that a repetition of the disastrous
flood of early March in 1910 was
close at hand. Soon after 7:00
o'clock Dry Fork, running down
Grand street, began to swell, and at
7:30, the creek overflowed its banks,
the water forcing its way through the
board sidewalks in many places and
some water flowing down Main
street. The water soon spent its
fury, however, and the only damage
in the business district was collapsed
sidewalks on South Grand street,
where part of the bank caved in,
and a layer of mud on Grand and
The South Palouse, which caused
the damage in 1010, was but little
higher than a few weeks ago, and
at no time was there danger of it
overflowing its banks, although large
crowds of people wale lied patiently
for the creek to assert itself after
the excitement incident to the ram
page of Dry Fork had subsided.
Several farmers residing east of
Pullman suffered heavily through
destroyed fall sown wheat, deep
trenches, some as deep as three feet,
being washed from the tops of the
hills to the bottoms, and much soil
being washed down.
One of the most pretentious cloud
bursts incident to the storm oecuired
at the Edward Nagle farm, about
two miles east of Pullman. Mr.
N'agle was standing in the door ut
his barn during the heavy rainfall
when suddenly he heard a roaring
sound at the head of the narrow
gulch between his house and barn
and observed a wall of water 10 feet
deep rushing toward the bottom of
the gulch. The Nagle outbuildings
were inundated and the grain fields
resembled a series of European
trenches when the storm subsided.
Mr. Nagle states that the wall of
water passed in less than three min
utes and that just prior to the cloud
burst the rain fell in huge sheets. A
huge boulder in the nagle driveway,
at least three feet square, which was
deeply imbedded in the soil, and
which Mr. Nagle had been unable to
»ove with a team of draft horses,
was loosened from its bed and tossed
six feet up the side of the hill, as
though it had been but a feather.
Deep gullies were cut in the
George Farrand fields, just east of
the Nagle property, and when Mr.
farrand rescued his horses from the
am the water was up to their bel
*les. A large quantity of feed grain
11 the barn was washed away, and
one corner of the barn was washed
fom Its foundation. Damage to fall
B™n and fields is also ..ported by
.2 Getchel1 ' in the *;in, nelg'ibtr
■wd. and it Is probable that the
storm was at its height in this neigh
borhood. Huge piles o' mud were
washed onto the new county maead
*m road near Busbey warehouse,
nd tin cans, rocks and refuse made
""fie impossible until it was part
,y cleared away.
About 500 feet of track on the
UHman-Genesee branch of the
orthern Pacific were washed away
Various po,ntß between Pullman
to r Johnson and no train was run
for 24 hours after the
nn. Some damage was also done
jjMhe main line track east of Pull
8-1' and the even,n 8 train frotr
POkane was tied up here for the
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interert, of Pullman and the beat farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
night. A small X. p. bridge at Fal
lon, eight miles north of Pullman,
was so badly damaged that no trains
were run over it until tin' following
The rain storm was preceded by
terrific claps of thunder and vivid
bolts of lightning, and was much
more severe in some places than oth
ers, Farmers residing near Cham
bers report that the water in the flat
there was two feet deeper than in
II". when all records were broken,
and but for the fact that there was
no snow on the ground Pullman
might have Buffered as heavily as
she- did at the time of the mooted
SUNDAY'S BIG STORM
Fences mid Fields Suffer Heavily —
Log' House and Several Small
Buildings Washed Away
EWARTSVILLE, Wash.. March
23. — Tin' worst rain storm in the
history of the Ewartsvllle count
came last Sunday evening between
6:00 and 7:00 o'clock, the heavy
rain being accompanied by thunder
and lightning. The rain fell in tor
rents and a great deal 'of damage
was done to fences and to the fields,
A log house, belonging to R. B. Hat
ley, that had stood for 30 years and
was an old landmark, was washed
away, as well as several other small
buildings. Union Flat creek was
higher than it had been previously
this year. The storm was worse in
some places than others and had the
appearance' of a cloudburst.
Thousands ot Hollars Damage Dour
by Waterspout Which Uproots
Treses, Washes Away Build
ings anil Drowns Live
Wawawai fruit raisers Buffered
heavily from the terrific rain storm
of Sunday evening, and it is estimat
ed that the total damage there, in
cluding uprooted trees, destroyed
buildings, drowned stock and dam
age to the county road, will run close
to $10,000. A cloudburst between
the Ed. Ryan farm and the old Bur
gan farm, near the bead of the can
yon, sent a huge wall of water down
the canyon, and every fruit farm in
its path Buffered considerable dam
age. The greatest amount of dam
age was done on the William Batty
place, about a mile up the canyon
from the river, where nearly 101
fruit trees were uprooted and loin
outbuildings, including the black
smith shop, chicken house and gran
ary, were carried away. The loss at
this place is estimated at $2000. At
the Thomas Batty, fruit farm, farthei
up the canyon, several trees were
uprooted and other damage was
clone, amounting to nearly $1500
while Batty Brothers, near the fool
of the canyon, suffered a loss esti
mated at $1800 from uprooted trees
and other damage to' the orchards
The county road down the canyon
was damaged to a great extent, and
It will cost thousands of dollars tc
put in in good repair. At the Al
powa orchards, on the river bar, 6f.
pigs were drowned anil the orchards
we're badly washed out. This loss is
placed at $1500.
The railroad bridge at Wawawa:
was considerably damaged, and nc
trains were' run for three days.
Judge Thos. Nelll was one of the
victims of the cloudburst of last Sun
day evening, which put the Genesee
Pullman tracks out of commission
and spent all day Monday in Pull
man waiting for an opportunity tc
get to Uniontown, where he hac
The annual district convention o
the Pythian Sisters will be held nex
Monday at Elberton.
PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 24. 1916
MA. EXTEND CITY LIMITS
The municipal limits may be ex
tended to include nearly 40 property
owners east of Monroe street and
north of California street on College
hill, If the plans of the city council
materialize. A petition signed by F.
•I. (Merman, E. 11. Duffey, F. M.
Handy ami F. X. Bryant, owners of
property on Monroe street, was pre
sented to the city fathers Tuesday
evening, the petition asking that the
property owned by the petitioner! be
Included within the city limits. Hop
ing that a much larger area might
he added the council deferred final
action on the matter, which was
placed In the hands of the streets
and highways committee, the city
engineer and the city attorney.
Additions to the municipal limits
must be ratified by a majority vote
of Hie' residents of the district to be
annexed, while the city itself must
vote to receive the proposed new ter
Pullman Boosters in Busy Session
<'. 1,. MacKenzie of Colfax Made an
Earnest Plea for Haul Surfaced
There was a large attendance at
the Chamber of Commerce luncheon
last Tuesday and considerable busi
ness was discussed and transacted.
C. 1,. MacKenzie, the Colfax banker,
was present and made an earnest
plea for hard surfacing the new state
aid highway between Pullman and
Colfax. He argued that the near
ness of water to the surface of
Spring Hat will make it impossible
to build a road of crushed rock or
gravel which will stand traffic dur
ing the entire year and asserted that
two miles of the road follows the
old creek channel ami will always
tie' giving trouble unless it is hard
surfaced, lie quoted figures tc
show that a 12-foot highway with a
concrete base and asphaltic covering
could be- constructed at a cost ol
10,000 per mile and maintained
that in the' end it would be cheapej
than the initial cost ami constant re
pairs ol' a graveled highway. He
argued that this road between Pull
man and Colfax will be the most im
portant and most traveled stretch ol
highway in the county and should
be made the best. The oil and
water bound macadam roads which
the county has been building have
not given value for the' money they
cost, but have been beneficial as an
experiment, demonstrating what
kind of roads ought not to be con
structed. Tin' ability of roads with
a concrete base' to stand up under all
conditions and at all times has been
conclusive!) demonstrated. What
the farmers want is a road to theli
market which can be used every houi
of every day of the year. He argued
that it is better to build a few miles
of this kind of highway each yeat
than to construct more miles of an
inferior highway which soon wears
| New Detail Map Gives Valuable Information
College Buildings, Streets, Churches,
Railroads and Paving Are Indi
cated on Map Prepared for
Use of State College
Through the courtesy of Frank T.
Barnard, registrar at the State Col
lege, The Herald this week prints on
another page an up-to-date and com
plete map of the city of Pullman,
showing all the streets, principal
buildings, railroads, and other valu
able information. The map has
never before been published and will
be found invaluable in locating
streets and buildings.
An indication of the enterprise
and thrift of the people of Pullman
is noted in the large number of
paved streets, the entire central part
of the city appearing as a "cries of
interlined streets, which Indicates
paving. Over 75 blocks of Pullman's
streets are now paved, and in all
probability several more blocks will
be improved this year.
The map locates accurately all of
the college buildings, and hair and
three-quarter mile circles are shown,
the Administration building being
used as the starting point. All the
Will,AT MARKETS QUIET
The local grain markets are' at a
Standstill and no sab's haw been
made tor many days. Quotations
are only nominal, and several of the
buyers are entirely out of the mar
ket. The following prices will rep
resent an average of the quotations
given yesterday afternoon by the
Pullman buyers, although a pros
pective seller might even scare these
prices down a little:
Red Russian wheat 76c
Club wheat 77c
Fortyfold wheat 7,Sc
Oats, per cwt $1.00
Barley, per cwt $1.15
WEDDED AT BERKLEY
Miss Flossie Klemgard, daughter
of J. S. Klemgard. was married at
Berkeley, Cal., last Sunday to Mr.
Curtis Slusser. The young couple
arrived in Pullman yesterday and
will be at home at the J. S. Klein
gard farm, 10 miles west of Pullman.
out and has to be reconstructed. lie
urged that the question is ot too far
reaching importance to be decided
hastily and without careful investi
gation and asked the business men
of Pullman to reconsider their en
dorsement of the plan of surfacing
this particular highway with crushed
rock or gravel.
An invitation from the Chamber
ol Commerce of Moscow, Idaho, to
the members of the Pullman organi
zation to attend their annual ban
quet on .Monday, March 21, and to
bring their wives and sweethearts,
was read. .Messrs. Archer, Allen
and Staley were appointed as a com
mittee to arrange for an excrusion
train to Moscow on that date.
Superintendent Graham of the
city schools reported that arrange
ments had been completed for the
organization of boys' and girls' clubs
among the pupils and that Kill had
j signified their Intention of joining.
but that to make the plan a success
a man would have to be employed to
give half his time to supervising the
work. This would entail an expense'
of $-00, which at the present time
the school district is unable to ap
propriate. Unless this money can
be raised in some way he thought
it best to drop the matter for this
G. 11. Watt gave a report of the
meeting of the executive committee
of the Whitman County Tax League
and outlined their plans for financ
ing the movement and securing re
J. M. Reid called attention to the
obstructions in the channel of Dry
Cork creek which caused it to over
flow last Sunday night and to the
rough condition of south Grand
it was suggested that the streets
leading to the college should be
cleaned up before' the inauguration
exercises and Councilman Scott
agreed to see that the work is done.
City churches, thehigh school, post
office and railroad stations are also
The map was prepared for use in
the coming edition of the State Col
lege catalogue, and will give the city
much valuable advertising.
Cut the map out and save it. It
will prove invaluable on many occa
sions in the future.
DOMIC- SCI CLUB
Miss Henrietta Aten entertained
the Domlcl Bel club at a novel and
delightful party at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Styles last Friday.
Each guest was required to write a
verse about the club. Catherine
Mathews won the first prize in this
contest and Florence Carpenter sec
ond. Other amusements, appropri
ate to St. Patrick's day, were pro
vided. One of the verses submitted
in the contest was as follows:
Once a little man
Heaved a great big sigh.
"Oh, I'd give my kingdom
To be a Domici Bel."
But as he is a man
He has still to sigh.
Because Just the ladles
Belong to Domici Sci.
NOTED EDUCATORS GATHER 3
_. TO HONOR PRESIDENT HOLLAND
Host of Distinguished Men l nine to
Pullman to Attend Inauguration
of New Chief Executive of
Stale College of Wash
The program of exercises lor the
inauguration of Dr. Ernest (». Hol
land as president of the State Col
lege of Washington opened las*
night with a mammoth torchlight
parade, followed by the' inaugural
Educational leaders from all parts
of the United state's. Including the
presidents of some of America's
greatest educational Institutions, to
gether with government and state
officials, representatives from num
erous organizations and friends of
the' college and its president, are in
Pullman for the occasion.
The formal social affair of the in
auguration ceremonies occurred last
night in the gymnasium in the ban
quet served by tin' regents and fac
ulty to the delegates and official vis
itors. The hall was beautifully dec
orated with an oriental effect, shad
ed lights, Paisly shawls and oriental
rugs bung from the balcony, and
banks of red and yellow branches
over the balcony being featured.
The color scheme for the tables was
yellow, yellow daffodils being ar
ranged in Japanese receptacles.
Two sets of after dinner speeches
were Included on Hie program. The
first consisted of addresses of wel
come by Governor Ernest Lister,
Mrs. Josephine Preston, state super
intendent of public Instruction; Sen-
PRES. WM. L BRYAN
GUEST OF INDIANS
Former Residents of Booster stale
Hear of Accomplishments of
President William I.owe Bryan of
the University of Indiana, was the
honor guest at a special meet ing of
the Indiana University alumni asso
ciation of Pullman Wednesday even
ing, at which time the alumni and
former students of Indiana Uni
versity gathered to meet the distin
guished visitor. The meeting was
held at the home of Prof, and Mrs.
P. L. Steele-, at in.". Star Route
During the evening Mrs. W. C.
Kruegel read letters from a number
of Indiana alumni throughout the
Northwest who were unable to % be
present. President Bryan puke; to
the association members regarding
the alumni in the United States and
heir work, and praised members of
the Indiana faculty for distinguished
work they are doing. There fol
lowed a general discussion Of the
plans of the' university and of the
work being carried on there. Re
freshments, in which the Indiana
Colon, crimson and cream, were dis
played, were served during the even
The meeting was attended by
President Bryan, Prof. E. E. Ruby
of Whitman college, President E. O.
Holland, Dr. E. A. Bryan, Mrs. 0, J,
Gifford, Prof, and .Mrs. Isaacs, Prof,
and Mrs. S. 1.. Pickett, Alice G. Pat
terson, Mrs. W. C. Kruegel. H.
Myron Smith. Miss Barker, M. K.
Finney, F. M. Busby and B G.
ANOTHER BRICK BUILDING
Sam Cameron, owner of the lot
between the Miller jewelry store
building and the Neill furniture
store, on East Main street, is remov
ing the frame building which now
occupies the lot preparatory to erect
ing a brick building. The new build
ing, which will be completed about
July 1, will be occupied by the Mil
ler jewelry store, while the Hub
mercantile store will be moved to the
present Miller building, which will
be extended back to the- alley, pro
viding considerable additional room
for the growing Hub business.
at or W. .1. Sutton, Mr. E. T. Coman.
Dr. Bruce McOttlly, Hugh 0. Todd of
Seattle, W. S. McCraa of Spokane,
and Mayor Harley Jackson of Pull
Replies were made by Dr. S. P.
Capen of the bureau of education of
the United States department of the
interior, and several delegates from
The inauguration ceremonies
proper will occur at 10:00 o'clock
this morning in E. A. Bryan hall,
to tie preceded by the Inaugural pro
cession, which will include the big
gest gathering of educational and
official dignitaries ever assembled in
eastern Washington. The proces
sion will include five separate di
visions, each in charge of marshals.
The first division will Include ex-
President Bryan, President Holland,
Governor Lister, the college regents
and national and state offiicals. In
the' second division will be the dele
gate's and guests and in the third the
members of the college faculty. The
fourth division will consist of the
alumni of the college, followed by
representatives from the collegiate
Edwin T. Coman of Spokane,
president of the board of regents,
will preside at the Inaugural cere
monies and the program will be as
Invocation—Rev. C. 11. Harrison.
Induction of the President —E. T.
Coman, LL.B., president of the
board of regents of W. 8, C.
Response and Acceptance—Ernest
O. Holland, Ph.D., president of
w. s. c.
Organ Solo, "Chant tie Bonheau"
i i.i'inari' i Prof. I*.. A. Evans.
Address —10. a. Bryan, A.M., 1.L.D..
president of the college.
Vocal Solo, "Repent (Gounod) —
Mrs. lua Wright Herbst, with
violin, organ and piano accom
! Address —William Lowe Bryan, Ph.
D., 1.1 a.D., president of Indiana
College Song W. S. C. Color Song.
Address— Nicholas Murray Butler,
Ph.D.. Litt.D., 1.1.D., president
of Columbia University.
Inaugural Address- President Hol
Symphony in I! Minor, First Move
ment (Schubert) —College Or
chestra; Prof. Cult fried Herbst,
Conferring of Honorary Degrees—
Benediction —Rev. W. O. M. Hays.
Following the program the guests
will be taken on an automobile tour
of the college campus and station
farm, and the Inaugural reception
and dance will come in the evening.
The list of official delegates at the
inauguration is as follows:
C. S. Departnient of the Interior
Bureau of Education, Washington,
D. C, —Dr. S. P. Capen.
Bureau of Mines, Washington, D.
C.~- D. A. Lyon.
State of Washington
Governor —Ernest Lister.
Supreme court M. A. Fullerton.
State superintendent of public in
struction — Mrs. Josephine Preston.
Universities and Colleges
HarvardJ. D. Sherwood.
Yale—A. F. S. Steele
U. of Pennsylvania— Prof. R. B.
Princeton—Thomas M. Green.
Columbia — Pres. N. M. Butler.
Brown —Prof. W. G. Everett.
Dartmouth—W. J. C. Wakefield.
I', of Vermont —11. B. Strong.
Transylvania —Pres. R. H. Cross
Indiana IT.— Pres. W. L. Bryan.
Oberlln — Prof. Carl B. Wilson.
Davidson — Prof. C. A. Cornelson.
Willamette- Rev. C. L. Cressy.
Mount Union—Rev. T. W. Lane.
U. of lowa — F. B. Robinson.
Lawrence —L. M. Alexander and
Judson G. Rosebush.
U. of Wisconsin — John M. Bunn.
Pacific U. Prof. W. D. Lyman.
I Northwestern U. —Rev. James
Pennsylvania State College—Prof.
M. L. Cover. ; :W;*
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