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LANDMARK DESTROYED WHEN
ARTESIAN HOTEL BURHS DOWN
Sunday Night Sees L*«* of Forty
three Room Hotel Constructed in
1892 Cause of Fii-e a Mys
The Artesian hotel, at .Main and
Grand streets, one of Pullman's old
est landmarks, was burned to the
ground Sunday night, the flames
having been discovered about l l
o'clock. In little more than an hour
all that remained of the three-story
structure was a mass of smouldering
ruins. The three-story frame build-
Ing had long been considered a fire
trap and but for the fortunate condi
tions surrounding the fire, Including
the lack of wind and the rainfall
which preceded the blaze, the flames
would undoubtedly have spread and
caused a loss many times greater
than that which actually resulted.
The fire was discovered by John
Ricketts, who observed smoke on the
second floor and made his way to
the west end of the hall, where the
flames were found in the wall of a
vacant room. Ricketts Immediately
turned in the alarm and then made
his way to the third floor to awaken
the roomers. Here, he claims, he
found another fire burning, with no
evident connection with the fire on
the second floor. Within a few min
utes the entire building was ablaze
and had the discovery been delayed
one or two minutes there Is little
doubt, that some of the roomers
would have been trapped. Prac
tically all of the 13 rooms were oc
cupied and volunteers rushed
through the building sounding the
alarm, the roomers scurrying to
safety down the fire escapes in va
rious stages of dress, but without
George Downey, a bricklayer, who
occupied a room on the second floor,
jumped from his window and sus
tained a fractured ankle. He
grabbed his suitcase as he made his
way to the window, but is reported
to have left $200 under his pillow.
The hotel building was owned by
A. Landon, of Spokane, and was op
•rated by his son. William Landon.
The owner estimates the loss on the
building at $10,000 and on the fur
niture approximately $3500, with
about 60 per cent of the total cov
ered by Insurance. The building and
contents were practically a total loss,
only a tew small articles of furni
ture having been saved from the ho
The flames spread to the J. B.
Sanborn building, just south of the
hotel- which was occupied as a tin
shop by George Llbby. The struc
taw was almost completely de
coyed, with a loss of over $|sO<>.
With $1000 insurance. The Libby
Ock and equipment was also prac
tlcall >' a total loss. Mr Ll bby car
■",. durance to the extent of
v-"'". which, with the stock and
machinery salvaged, will reduce his
loss :i minimum.
AH the windows in the south Bide
« we Ankeny building, across the
"wet from the hotel, and occupied
Shi I J' C" Penne y Btore and the
™i«ey rooming house, were broken
nf| the window sashes caught fire
0I" the intense heat. Considera-
damage was done in the Penney
v B , e 1 Principally by water, the loss
s enJ? estimated at $2000. N. T.
lon. "' proprletor of the rooming
IJnn ' eßtlmates hi" loss at between
"0 and $300, all water damage.
my? Nt effortß were required to
ih c ! he building to the south of
street :!'1 ""'11 building, on Grand
hoy M ' Palniei-ton and three
»fL I " ' Btream» of water from
Pied hv ,°h M °n the builflin occu
<lurin» 1 Wel' r'">(l Band store
nit! the entlre limp that the fire
heat T Proftr"'-i - despite the Intense
the ro a Palmerton residence and
Pied by PU<'l' .on Main street occu
fhr^ten P a Wi , Roblnton -'" also
hav hi 7 and would undoubtedly
Mowing me A d had there t'"f-11 a wind
"i» flpf) Plate *!aBB window In
, the he , fr °n huil<iin" was cracked by
that that 3, for a tlme """ &ar*l
The H bulWln« wo''l(' catch fin,
man .re. WaS °ne of the hottest In
fire flrt» hlßfory and the volunteer
hind IJ!! r" WerG »-cod to get be
fnr"H?h ta boxes t0 set close
* yfoot T. Ch the flames Nearly
lOot «' fire hose in the city was
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The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interest, of Pullman and the greatest farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
brought into use. the hose carts from
I all the sub-stations being coman
deered, and half a dozen streams of
water were poured Into the flames.
! When it became evident that the
hotel structure could not be saved
the attention of the firemen was I
turned to nearby buildings and de- !
t spite the fact that they were handi- ,
capped in their work by the extreme
heat they did effective work and
kept the flames from spreading
The tire siren aroused the entire
populace and hundreds of citizens
watched the spectacular conflagra
tion from points of vantage as near
; to the burning building as the he ii ;
, would permit.
Four stitches were required to!
, close a wound in Willis Carson's!
I right wrist, the artery having been
cut by falling glass.
Soon after the fire started calls'
for help were sent to Coll and
Moscow and both towns responded •'
with their fire trucks and fighters.
The flames were under control when
they arrived, however, and their
services were not required. Both
i departments mad" record runs to
Pullman, the .Moscow truck arriving
a few minutes in advance of the Col
fax fire fighting mahhine, which \
I made the run from the county sea!
j in 28 minutes.
The Artesian hotel was construct- 1
ied by .1. .M. Palmerton, still a resi- J
dent of Pullman, in 1892, and was
I opened, with .Mr. Palmerton as land
, lord, in the spring of I ■■!•:',. Mr.
■ Palmerton continued to operate tin'
place off and on for i 0 years. Late! I
> he building came Into possession of :
M. C. True, now of Colfax, who was;
at the helm a number of years. Since :
■ the regime of Mr. True the structure
(Continued on page five
ASK RESUMPTION OF !
i DOUBLE TRAIN SERVICE
Chamber of Commerce Asks Two
Train Schedule on V. I*, to Ac-
i<>iilll)• •■ l.i(i- Incoming < "I
li'ut 1 Students
i , i
A resumption of the double train
'service between Spokane and Lewis
ton on the Northern Pacific in time
to accommodate the Slate College
'students who will come to Pullman
: for the opening of the fall semester I
on September is has been requested
by the civic affairs committee of th"
: chamber of commerce The urgenl
■necessity of Increased rain service
to transport the hundreds of stu
[ dents during the few days previous
to the opening of college will be
pointed out to V P. officials and it
is though) probable thai favorable
I action will lie taken. The curtailed
•train service has used considerable
Inconvenience locally and the early
resumption of ihe double service as
a permanet schedule is hoped tor.
, Upon motion of Lee Allen, presi
dent of I'alou Council, Boy Scouts
'of America, the chamber at Its
i luncheon Tuesday, authorized the
; secretary to draft a letter of appre
ciation to the Potlatch Lumber com
pany for the use of the Camp Grizzly
site as a summer camp and for the
ninny courtesies extended the ex
ecutives by the company. The com
pany extended every possible priv
liege and showed every considera
tion, according to Mr. Allen, assist
ing materially toward making the
summer camp a success.
Letters of appreciation will also
be forwarded to the commercial clubs
of Colfax and Moscow for dispatch-
Ing their fire trucks to Pullman Sun
day night to assist in fighting the
Artesian hotel fire as the result of
a motion proposed by Carl Philipp
a committee Including J. N. Emer
son. W. L. Oreenawalt and W. M.
Ellsworth was appointed to arrange
a tour of the city and college for
the Spokane business men who will
be in Pullman on the afternoon of
September 19 on the annual trade
extension tour of the Spokane Mer-;
.chants' association The special
train will arrive in Pullman at 3 05
[p. m. from Palouse and the Spokane
delegation will remain in Pullman
I until after midnight.
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THKOI'GH <i AUMSHMI.vr
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The College .Market, a unit of the
Carstens Packing company of Spo
kane, has started action to recover
an account of $23 95, togeher with
Interest and costs, from .1. \v. Curtis,
a street employe of the city, through
garnishment proceedings, The city
11 Pullman is m ide gnrnlshee de
fendant in the action and the city
Officials are asked to pay the amount
from money now owing the defend
! heal Belling has been almost at
a standstill for the past two or three
days, with the market practically
steady after a decline the first of the
week. Thursday afternoon 86 cents
; Wmh offered for red wheat rid 89
'.'(■ ills for while wheat.
CITY COUNCIL BUYS
DENVER FIRE SIREN
After Bickering lor a Vrnr ( ii.\ |
Fathers Purclwi.se Double Head
Siren tit Figure Identical
With First Hl<l
After considering the question of j
an adequate fire siren for a year, !
during which several types and
sizes of fire alarms were tested and i
rejected, the city council Tuesday
nigh! purchased a Denver double
head siren from the Northwest Fire
Apparatus company of Spokane For
$8.17.."0, The acepted bid was pre
sented for the company by M M.
See. and is for the same siren on ;
which the bid was rejected by the
council several months ago The
previous bid on the Paine siren, with
an eight-foot steel tower. was
$'>."7.."0. Inn the council has since
purchased the tower from the Spo
kane company for $100, making the
!>iii i■pi ed identical with that first
presented and >•!■ '.•..' The siren
is a quadruple, motor driven, double
he id machine, equipped with auto
mat flasher ml remote control
switches. It was installed on trial
previous to the rejection of the for
mer hid and was never removed.
Other bids presented for considera
tion by the council were $72."i for a
Sterling double head, quadruple ma
chine, fully equipped, by Dana A!
Thornton of Pullman, and $."47 for
;i Federal double head fully equipped
siren by :hi Northwest Fire Appara- '
On th 1 motion to accept the bid
of t lie Spokane company for the Den
ver siren • 'ouncjlmen [Tammond.
Yen. Hounds and Lawler voted yes
and Mayor Pro Tom Dllthle cast a;
negative vote. Councilmen Roth and
\ve were absent.
The council instructed City Clerk I
Gannon to advertise for bids for fjOO
feet of new Ire hose and derided to
retain the services of the tourist
park and swimming pool superin
tendent until October 1.
The request of (.;. A Street, own
er of the Midway store on Maiden
Lane, to forbid automobile parking
In front of his ■ tore for a distance of
)*• feet was referred to the commit
•■■■■ on streets with power to act.
LAUDS W.S.C. WORK IN INTERESTS OF FARMERS
W. A. Lloyd, Representing I*, S. lv
partinent of Agriculture, Inspects
Stale College Extension
"There Is no institution with
which I have come In touch which,'
has given more Intelligent and ;
thoughtful consideration to its ex
extension service program in the in
terests of ihe people at large than
he state College of Washington,'!
said \v. A. Lloyd, representing the
United states department of agri
culture, who is in Pullman on his
annual Inspection of the agricultural
extension work of the college, which
is done in co-operation with the de
partment of agriculture Mr. Lloyd
was a guest at the weekly luncheon
of the chamber of commerce Tuesday
and gave an interesting talk, in
which he paid tribute to the high
standing of the State College.
"There li no institution which I
visit to which I come with greater
(action than the State College."
he said. "1 find that the funds for
extension work are efficiently and
economically used and that the re
GIPSY WOMAN FINED I
FOR THEFT OF MONEY
Pilfered $9.50 From Telephone Com- i
pan) and Pined $."><) ami Coat*—
Also Operated in Moscow
Mrs. "Jane Doe," a roving Gipsy I
woman, was lined $50 and cost-, in j
Justice William M. Porter's court
Friday evening on a charge of steal
ing $9.60 from the cashier of the
Inland Tel phone company. It was]
alleged that "Jane" entered the of-1
11' of the telephone company and
persisted in talking to the young
lady cashier while she pilfered $f».f>o
from the money lying near the win
dow. The Gipsy woman claimed to
he without funds to pay he fine and :
cost- but secured the money from a
second group of Gipsies who came to
town a few minutes later The en
tire amount, including the $9.50 |
which was returned to the telephone
company, totaled $78.90] Immedi
ately upon her release the Gipsy
| woman was taken in charge by Depu
ty Sheriff Summerfield of Moscow. \
Idaho, on a charge of stealing $40
; from a bank window in Moscow by I
('oiicernin.ii the activities of the j
I gipsy bunch in Moscow the Monday!
I Star-Mirror had Ihe following:
i A daylight robbery of $40 In bank
notes marked he sojourn of a gipsy
caravan in the city Friday al ternoi'... i
The robbery occurred a i the First !
Trust and Savings bank late during
the afternoon when a gipsy womon.
under the guise of transacting busi
ness at the teller's window. palmed ;
two bills without immediate detec- j
Suspicion was raised, however, and
when at closing time the balance was
short a summons was made to the
sheriff's office which had been ready
for any emergency upon hearing tnat \
■ i number of slick fingered wander
ei'S were in town.
The auto of which there were
three, left late in the evening tow.yd
the Whitman county region of Wash- j
ton. Rul they were overhauled j
.'i Garfield by the Whitman county
I officers who wanted them on a
charge of having stolen .*'.! from Ihe
telephone office at Pullman.
The thieves were taken back to'
Pullman where they were on notifi
cation from : he sheriff's office here,
held until Deputy Sheriff Charles
j Summerfield and Policeman Ernest
Stanley arrived in answer to the call
from the First Trust ban!;. Rather
than save an undeterminate sentence
in the Whitman county iil while
awaiting 'xl radii ion papers, the
bunch returned the stolen money and
paid the costs of collection by the
police officials I,
law i;i:tii:m:h to ii i.i.m \\ •
The Rev. John ft. Law. for several!
years pastor of the Pullman Meth
odist church was returned to the !
Pullman pastorate for another year.
according to Ihe li it of appointments ,
ill. de public the first of the week ,
from I lei iurg, where the annual
conference was held. S. R. Taft. as
sociate pastor of the local church for
the past year, will go to the Hamil
ton Street church in Spokane
suits obtained are immeasurably
commensurate with the expendi
; hi es."
Speaking on general agricultural
topics Mr. Lloyd .stated that the dif
ferential term, "business men and
farmers," has an entirely wrong sig
nificance, and that the farmer should
be included wit the banker, the fac
tory owner and the merchant as a
business man. The farmer's busi
ness, he pointed out, should be con
ducted with the same business judg
ment as any other business. The
fact that labor and capital are nec
essary to a successful farm business I
.should be taken into the considera- ,
tion and the farmer should receive i
a fair return on his investment the j'
same as the business; man In an) j
other line. The State College, o- I
operating with the department of ap- .
riculture, is attempting, through its :
agricultural extension work, to make
it possible for the farmer to stand '
side by side with any other business
man, he pointed out. and the results
obtained are highly gratifying j i
'There should be no cause for the I
differential term, •business men and i
farmers'," he urged. 1
I'l LI-MAN couple \\ i dim it
IN spokam: wi-:i>xi-:si>.\\
Miss Ruth Uenfro. money order
.clerk In the Pullman poi tofl ice, and
I James p. Fairbank, senior partner
'In the Pullman Engineering Co.,
! were married in Spokane Wednesday
I afternoon. The ceremony was per
! formed by the Rev, Dr. J. C Kirkman
lat his home. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Pairbank are well known in Pullman
and the wedding, while it came as a
| surprise to their many friends, Is
; the culmination of a romance of sev
eral years standing. Their many
friends extend congratulations and
| ill, Nt'KVKV ITLLMAX
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An early survey of Pullman by a
force of experts from the Was]
ton Surveying and Haling bureau as
;.i preliminary to the establishment
of new fire insurance rates is prom
ised by Rerl 11. Harris, first assist
ant manager of the bureau. The
survey will be followed by a com
plete rerating of the city, the new
rates to be based upon present ex
isting conditions. The new rates, it
is believed, will be considerably less
than the rates now existing,
TWO NEW RESIDENCES
ORDER KIWIS PLAN
Citizen With .s.-.00 Cash ('an Ituihl
$■'1000 Home I mlei House |!uil|- (
inii Plan Promulgate*! by
Although lie campaign of the lo
cal Kiwanis club for the const ruc
tion oi new residences in I'ul I man
is not yet in full win , two new resi
dences will be completed as a re
sult of the activities of the club wit
ing the next 90 days, according to a
report made Monday by J, N Emer
son, chairman of the special com
mittee on the housing situation, with
every prospect thai many others will
take advantage of the plan which Is
being promulgated to make bouse
building possible, for the resident of
Under he plan of the committee!
ii resident with $300 cash will be
able to purchase a lot and build a
residence up to $3000 and pay out i
the balance at the rate of approxi
mately $50 per month. Under this
plan the committee will work in co
operation with the Pullman Savings
& Loan association, which loans up
to .">o per cent on residence property.
Plans of modern four and five
room bungalows, i inipped with pipe
less furnace and complete plumbing, I
are being prepared and it is believed!
thai many citizens! will avail them
selves of the opportunity to own}
their own homes and thus release
rented houses for new-comers.
Discussing the necessity of new i
residences from the standpoint of tilt
college, President K. O. Holland stat
ed that (here are probably 20 mem-j
berH of he faculty ho would be
Induced to take advantage of the
Iviwanis building plan and suggested |
that a revolving fund of from $1",-'
000 to $15,000 be raised to match I
approximately $10,000 to be provid
ed by the builders themselves, and!
from $20,000 to $25,000 to be
.loaned by the Savings & Loan asso
Dealing with the urgent necessity
'' residence construction in Pullman
President Holland stated thai this
year the State College will have 100
new students from the two Spokane j
high schools and approximately :',on j
from Spokane county, or more than
twice as many as six years ago. The
increase from Spokane has been held ,
down to some extent, however, he
pointed out, by Inability of Spokane (
families to find residences In Pull
man In which to live while heir chil- ;
'"ii were being educated. A build-
Ing camp such as has been In- I
augurated by the Kiwanis club will i
go a long way toward relieving this
situation and will bring new families
to Pullman and new students to the
State College, he said.
At Monday's Klwanls meeting
Judge Thomas N'cill, district trustee
reported In full on the district con
vention held recently at Olympia.
Other Pullman delegates to the con- 1
vention were Rev. C. V Curtis and [
(toy A. \eiii. William Goodyear pre- .
sided at Monday's meeting and the;
attendance prize, a year's subscrip- ;
tion to The Pullman Herald, was won
by George H. Watt.
Gain of Twenty in High School and
Ten in Grades at Close of
The enrollment in the high school
up to Wednesday afternoon, the sec
ond day of the present term, had
reached ..':.'". as against 200 for the
same time last year a gain of an
even -" In the grades the enroll
ment Wednesday totaled .".10, or 10
nun •' than ;it i he same time last year.
or the :.[u grade students 302 are
in the Main building, 119 in the Ed
ison building and :m) in the Franklin
The school faculty this year num
bers 29, with one other to be as
signed from the State College, tor
practical work, and without expense
to the district The faculty mem
bers, with their assignments, are as
Superintendent of schools, Charles
l' !■". Galser, principal
George Krous, English.
Mrs. Gladys Powers, languages.
C. B. Wilson science and agricul
i I Hie
Mrs M G. Overman, history and
Miss Zora Gannon, English and
I. lv Jackson, manual training.
Margaret Heily, commercial.
Margaret Crossland, home eco
Gwendolyn Thomas, mathematics.
Mr Ethel Wood, mathematics.
George Schroder, principal, arith
i met le,
Airs. Jeanette Shea, first "iade.
Miss Kathrvn White), second
Mr: Anna !.. lii llplain, third
Miss Lulu Harmon, fourth grade
Mr Cora Campbell, fifth and
Miss Edith Johnson, departmental,
Mis- Artie-Lyn Richards, depart-
Miss Tennle Tohanson, depart
Mrs. Annie Clyde, principal, sixth
Mrs. Hazel Squibb, fifth grade.
Miss Alice Xeander. second and
Miss Constance Brown, principal,
Miss. Janet Justus, third grade.
Mi-s Frances Alken, second grade.
Mrs. R. I! Kennedy, first grade
Supervisor of music, all grades and
high school—Miss Edna McKee
LEBOLO IS ACQUITTED
ON LIQUOR CHARGE
r >|. v-<- I .inner Was (liarjjed With
Furnishing Liquor to Donald
Miller. Klßhteen- Year-Old
11. Lebold, a fanner residing be
tween Pullman and Palou was
found not guilty in Justice W. M.
Porter's court Tuesday on a charge
oi giving liquor to a minor. The
.complaining witness was Donald
Miller, on parole from the state
training school, who was found dead
drunk by Pullman officers recently
and accused Lebold of giving him
the liquor. The boy, who is 18
years of age, claimed that he rode
from Palouae to Pullman in an au
tomobile with Lebold and C. C.
Brown, a vocational student at the
.state College, and that he was given
the liquor on the way. Both Lebold
and Brown steadfastly maintained on
the stand that there was no liquor
the car and that they had giver,
none to the boy. With the testi
mony two to one. Justice Porter
ruled for the defendant and dis
missed the case.
Prosecuting Attorney G. A. Wel
don appeared for the state and Mr.
Lebold was represented by Dow &
Dow of Pullman