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NEWS OF YOUR FRIENDS (EDITOR'S NOTE —TO IN>IHI: RI \Tl<>\ <U M US LETTERS DIRIMi THE IIT tit I-. NT Wll K < »>1 tit EsIM AIU:\ Ts SHol I.l> MAIL THEM SO THEY WII.I REACH THIS OI 111 1. NOT LATER THAN WEDNESDAY NK.HT. WHENEVER \NY ITEMS SENT HY COHRE BPONDENTS ARE OMITTED. IT IS SOLE I, Y HE< AESE THEY WERE RECEIVED TOO I.ATE EOH PIRLICATION. WE WILL GLADLY I'ltINT ALL OE THESE NEWS LETTERS WE CAN (JET ANI) ONLY ASK VOI R CO-OrERATION IN SEEING Til XT THEY REACH I S IN TIME.) BLACK RIVER VALLEY. Mr. and Mrs. Lehn of Oregon are guests of Mrs, Lehn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Blair, who live in Gate. Mr. George Mitchell, w ho has been sick for some time in Chehalis, is able to be out on the farm, helping to do chores. Mrs. Christensen and two children have been sick with the grip for some time. Edith Pilcher was the guest of Mrs. Charles ITeck Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Pilcher and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were out sleighriding last Sunday. They called on their friends in Rochester and also on the family of Lew Pilcher, who live west of Rochester. O. Cross was trading in Olyinpia last week and while there was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. James Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Shlegal were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cross Thursday of last week. The Ladles' Art club has not met for some time on account of the bad weather. Bob Dailey of Centralia was in Gate Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. At the Leap Year dance in Gate two weeks ago one young lady pro posed to her escort and was accepted, BO the story goes. We are sorry to lose this popular young man from our town, but our great loss means great gain for the Mima community. Let's not mistake the wedding bells (or sleighbells. New* Is scarce this week. Too much stormy weather to create any excitement. • • • • Phonographs, 5 cents down and 5 cents additional per week. Adolph Mailand, at the Bookstore. 1-4-tf • • • » PAIR VIEW Mr. Hewitt made the trip through here with Mr. Hopp, the rural car rier, Tuesday on account of bad weather. Mr. »nd Mrs. R. W. Bates were in town Monday on business. Miss Nina Watson of Oakvllle is visiting her sister, Mrs. O. O. Bates. Mr. and Mrs. J. Brasch and family visited R. W. Bates and family Sun day. Miss Lulu Benton and Mrs. R. D. Bailee went to Olympia last Friday. John Brasch was in town Monday. Miss Anna Bailee has been confined to her home with tonsllitis. . Mr. J. Benton and family spent Thursday evening at the Bates home. The Parent-Teachers' association held a very pleasant meeting at the schoolhouse last Friday evening. Mr. S. Fay was in Olympia last Friday. • * • • For Sale—Young cow, 2 H years old; good milker; price, S3S. Phone 6FII. • • • • SOUTH UNION Miss Vista of Rocky Prairie visited the school Friday. ' Mr. H. D. Belgh had the misfor tune to lose a fine horse a few days ago, the second one in two weeks. Mr. L. R. Campbell had to kill an other one of his Bheep. Some dogs got in among them, causing him to lose three altogether. Mrs. John Ismay was a caller Sat urday at the home of Mrs. Jobn Gun stone. Mr. and Mrs. James Dowman and daughter spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scbulze and fam ily. Mr. and Mrs. John Gunstone and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mra. W. K. Ball and family. The old barn on the Josh Miller place, occupied by Mr. L. R. Camp bell, was nearly demolished this week by the weight of the snow. Miss Bessie Keys is spending the week at the home of Mrs. W. K. Ball. • • • • For Sale—Three yearling Jersey heifers, cheap. Phone 21F21. (Adv. 1-4-4). • • • • BRIGHTON PARK Brighton Park Grange held its regular meeting Tuesday with 20 members present. All did justice to the fine dinner served, after which Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Thompson were ob ligated in the first and second degree and two applications were voted on. AND NEIGHBORS For the lecturer's hour there was a discussion on "How to .Make the Grange a Success," followed by a recitation by the worthy lecturer, "It Is Not Your Grange but You," also a discussion on "Will It Pay the Partner to Borrow Money From the Ranks to Buy Fancy Stock?" Mrs. A. G. West has been sick with grip for several days. Mr. George Lawrence and son went to Olympia with a load of wood Tuesday. D. Mulholland and son Robert spent Saturday and Sunday at home. Quite a crowd attended the Leap Year party given by Miss Eunice Tur ner at her home last Friday evening. Games afforded amusement, during the evening, followed by a fine sup per, which was enjoyed by all. Mrs. Munn was a business visitor in Olympia last Saturday. » • » * EUREKA Mrs. J. C. Grover went to Centralia last Saturday to join Mr. Grover, who went there the middle of the week, and together they will visit at the home of O. Gibbons. Mrs. Witzel, who has been cooking for the camp on the ditch, returned home last Wednesday. Clarence Fox had the misfortune to have a piece of steel hit him in the eye and had to go to Tacoma to have It attended to. Mr. J. C. Grover went to Centralia last Wednesday for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. O. Gibbons. Mrs. A. J. Coates of Yelm was vis iting at the home of Mrs. John Conine last week. Mrs. Charles Glenn and son Jas per, who were visiting her sister, Mrs. John Reichel, returned home last Friday. Mrs. A. W. Parrott of Yelm visited a few days last week with her daugh ter, Mrs. Clarence Pox. The Ladies' Calendar club post poned their monthly social from the first to the htird Thursday of Feb ruary on account of so much sick ness and bad weather. • • • • LITTLE BOOK Mrs. H. W. Gordon of Malone was visiting her daughter and other rel atives last week. Miss Mabel Joy, who has been in poor health for some time,, has gone to Spokane to consult her family phy sician. Carl Weiks received word last Sat urday of the accidental drowning of his brother John in North river. The body was recovered the next day and the funeral was held in Montesano Monday. The unfortunate man leaves a widow and two small children. Mrs. Weiks is the oldest daughter of Mrs. Belle Rutledge Dodge, with whom she is staying at present. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Smith and Mr. Ernie Smith of Olympla attended the dance at the Socialist hall last Sat urday night. Miss Esther Morgan, who is at tending the Olympia high school, was home for the week-end. Miss Jessie Loverage entertained at cards last Friday evening. The Ladies' Aid met at Mrs. Harry Heckler's Wednesday arter noon. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Heckler, president; Mrs. Roy Hoage, secretary; Mrs. Nor ma Rutledge Frederick, treasurer, and Mrs. Zella Rutledge, chairman of the social committee. Mr. and Mrs. James Adair and sons and Mr. Paul Rhines were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Dixon Sunday. • • • * ELD INLET Mrs. Ivan Swigart has returned from Gate where she visited relatives. Mrs. A. J. O'Connor, who has spent the winter in Seattle, is expected to return to her home, "Brookhurst," this week. The snow has been of much incon venience to many farmers, especially those who are nhort on rations for their stock. Little Donald McLane had quite a serious mishap when he was thrown from a sled the other day. Another sled following hit him on the fore head. cutting quite an ugly gash. I Mr. John Austin is remodeling his house and moving his household goods from Olympia to this place to make his future home here. Mr. Ed Rogers and family, for- THK WASHINGTON STANDARD. FRIDAY. FKBRI'ARY 4. 1010 in• :I> of this i>lai-<> but of late resi i!' 'its c>i Tenino, are moving back to Olympia to make their home. .Mr. Carr, tin- teacher of McLane tehool, and his j>ul>i 1 have nev> r . ■-< ii a day during the now storm. .Mr. \V. (>. Maker ami family of Olympn drov. u a .slid to his farm at Cedar fiats. near here, a few days ago. * + * * BUSH PRAIRIE M ss Ituth Dreury is on the sick list. Miss Delia Cook is able to attend school again. Miss Louise Mush was the guest of Uerniee Hodge Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Hodge and Mernice and Alice spent Sunday evening at the home of J. S. Mush. Fire was discovered in the home of John Mush Saturday just in time to avoid any great damage. The room had been newly papered and a tin placed in the chimney flue where there was no stovepipe became over heated, setting the paper which had not been cut away, on fire. This is the third time the house has caught fire in different ways and Mr. Bush considers himself lucky to escape. * » * * PUGET All the Puget people are glad to hear that Mrs. Brown is rapidly im proving. Mr. and Mrs. Fredrickson and fam ily and Mrs. Gartley and baby Har riet visited at the Arnold home last Friday afternoon. Sleigh riding seems to be the "fad" nowadays. The Farmers' club met last Friday night and two new candidates were initiated. Edna Chambers spent last Sunday afternoon with Alma Carrier. Lizzie and Chris Brown called at the Arnold home one day last week. Mr. S. Y. Bennett is now In Olym pla suffering from an atack of rheu matism. Harry Larsen and Mr. O. I. Evans made a trip to Long Branch last week. The Ladies' Sewing circle will meet with Mrs. Frank Bullard Thursday afternoon, February 17. Harve Chambers went to Olympia one day last week. Gertrude and Edna Chambere and Bert Boltinghouse spent Sunday eve ning with Edith Shull. Chris Brown went to Selah, Wash., last week. • • * • BUTLER'S OOVE. The first of a series of basketball games was played by the Jolly Good Fellows club on Friday night, Janu ary 28. It resulted in a victory for the side captained by Roy Strange. The next game will be played on Friday, February 4. Alert Grange gave a poverty social Saturday evening at the Grange hall, which was quite successful, both financially and socially. The "pov erty" costumes were many and varied, fines being made for articles of "dress up" wear. One of the feat ures was a court in which those ar- rested for wearing good clothes or jewelry were tried and sentenced, i The Parent-Teachers' association will hold a meeting Thursday at the schoolhouse. The most important ' business to come before the meeting is the election of a delegate to attend the county association meeting, j Among those suffering from grip 'at present are Thelma and Lucile Bricker and Mr. Brlcker and Edna White. • • * • SOUTH BAY | Conklin Cole of Olympia spent Monday with Vern Parse. Mrs. Rose visited with Mrs. Pickett Saturday afternoon. | Glenn Rogers spent Monday at Trelum Sylvester's. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Taylor and fam ily of Gull Harbor spent Sunday at Walter Parse's. Quite a number of South Bay youngsters attend the birthday sur prise party for Glenn Rogers Monday evening. All wished Glenn many more such happy birthdays. Mae Carrier visited with Lois Mad den Sunday afternoon. Marion Madden visited in Tacoma this week. Mrs. Bryning returned home from Olympia Tuesday evening, where she has been taking care of her mother. Mr. Capehart made a trip to Seat tle this week. Elwood Lohrer and Norman Tay lor spent Sunday with Gordon Mad den. Mrs. Taylor and children spent Wednesday evening at Mr. Barn hart'B. * * * • After visiting her mother, Mrs. G. N. Talcott, Mrs. A. L. Ostrander has returned to her home in North Yak ima. MOUND PRAIRIE FARMERS FAVOR PAVING HIGHWAY \ilnpt Ite-oliitii.ns |ii<lnr>iiiK < liange in limit** of the Pacific II ijilm ay. Proposals by a committee of resi dents of the southern part of the county that Thurston county shorten the present route of the Pacific high way by constructing a new section of road and hard-surfacing it from the Lewis county line through Grand Mound to Olympia are indorsed by the members of the Mound Prairie Farmers' club in resolutions adopted at their last meeting. The resolutions, addressed to the county commissioners, are as fol lows: Rochester, Wash., Jan. 28, 1916. To the Honorable Moard of Thurston County Commissioners, Olympia, Wash. Gentlemen: It having been brought to the attention of the Mound Prairie Farmers' club that certain public spirited citizens of Thurston and Lewis counties, having the general welfare of Southwest Washington in mind, are advocating, from the stand point of economy and convenience to taxpayers and travelers, the shorten ing of the Pacific highway, and its hard-surfacing between a point on it at the Thurston-Lewis county line, through Grand Mound and beyond to Olympia by a cut-off along a proposed new section of road paralleling the tracks of the Puget Sound & Willapa Harbor Railway, it has, after a thor ough discussion, appeared: That the members of this club are a unit in favor of these objects, be cause: (1) The realization that in the end all roads should be hard-surfaced; (2) The growing importance of this main-traveled road demands its immediate improvement; (3) The reduction in initial cost in following the straightest practi cable line of roadway between the points mentioned; (4) The low cost of maintenance in favor of hard-surfaced roads; (5) The proposed new routing eliminates two dangerous railway crossings without imposing any other hazard to travel in this county; (6) The immense saving in wear and tear on vehicles using hard-sur face roads; and (7) The convenience to through travelers, who do not care to spend more time than necessary on a stretch of road that offers no very desirable scenic or stopping points. Therefore, be it Resolved, That we, the members of the Mound Prairie Farmers' club, unanimously indorse the plans of the committee having this matter in charge, and earnestly pray that the board of Thurston county commis sioners do give all due consideration to these proposed betterments. (Signed) F. W. NYE, President. G. L. DRAKE, Secretary. FOUR TENINO MILLS TO START OPERATING SOON Prosperity Expected When Plants Long Idle Start Working Again This Spring. Tenlno Is looking forward to a period of prosperity this spring, for ;four mills that have been idle for some time are to begin operations as soon as the weather permits. Already arrangements have been made for operating the Blumauer mill, which has been in the hands of a receiver since the bank failures 18 months ago. The plant will run to capacity un der the management of Receiver E. S. Wtntermote of Tacoma. Accord ing to present plans, operations will begin about March 1, and 150 men will be employed. The work of over hauling the mill will probably begin this week. The Ditmar mill will be taken over by men with sufficient capital to handle the proposition, according to word received from Seattle and it is expected the plant will begin opera tions early in the spring. It is also expected that the Johnson Creek Lumber company's old mill, re cently purchased at a forced sale by Mentzer Bros, of Tenino and several Tacoma men, will resume operations as soon as the weather permits A company will be formed to operate the mill. I The Mutual Lumber company's mill will probably resume operations this week following a shutdown caused by the snow. During the period of idleness the plant has been overhauled and repaired. For Kent—Small ranch, one mile from city. Address Geo. B. Lazier, R. No. 2, Olympia. (Adv. 2-1-3). The Best Groceries Cost No More Than the Others When you trade here you buy such well-known high grade brands as MAXIMUM CANNED GOODS PYRAMID FLOUR GOLDEN WEST COFFEE Phone Your Orders. One free delivery daily to all custo mers living within five miles of Olympia. Four deliveries daily in city. & Our hay and feed are the best—prices right. REDER & PHILLIPS "THE QUALITY GROCERS" 207 East Fourth Street Phone 593-594 »WE DON'T PLEASE EVERYBODY—BUT WE TRY." NEWEST STYLES NEWEST IN BEST QUALITY BEST AT LOWEST PRICES LOWEST Ekrem Shoe Company 423 MAIN STREET OLYMPIA Does The Snow Affect You? This snowfall is costing transportation companies, merchants, and others thousands of dollars. We all notice the extra labor and expense because the snowfall was UNUSUAL. But Do You Realize that the high cost of living is also a heavy burden? Do you disre gard It simply because it is the USUAL condition? Think of this Comparison - and let us show you how our plan of merchandising will help YOU reduce thlß burden. M. C. TEBBETTS, INC. Office, rear Bolster & Barnes Store. Fourth and Columbia Sts. HEARING TODAY IN SUIT ! TO TEST CAPITOL BONDS Friendly Action Is Brought to EH tab- ' listi Validity of 91,000,000 Issue. The state supreme court will hear today arguments upon the applica tion of the capltol commission for a writ of mandamus to compel Gover nor Lister and C. W. Clausen, state auditor, to sign the capitol bond issue of $1,500,000. The suit is a friendly one, as both officials are members of 1 the capitol commission and their re fusal to authorize the bonds is purely technical and done to test their valid ity. Both approved the sale, as com missioners. The bonds were sold to the state of Washington Bankers' Syndicate,, subject to the decision in this suit, which is brought to test the validity j of the special levy to pay capitol bond | interest on condition that all such ex- j penditure be repaid to the general ! fund from the proceeds of capitol j land sales. The point at issue is, whether this interest payment will i exceed the constitutional indebted ness limitation of $4 00,0.00, and cloud the legality of the bonds. The issue was sold January 18 and the pro ceeds are to be used to complete the ! Temple of Justice r.nd make other' I improvements, as well as repaying' the loan from the state general fund. * Lincoln's Birthday Saturday, the twelfth, we will be closed all day, In honor of him who overcame many obstacles and who by his own efforts rose from a lowly position to the high est in the land. Olympia National E. N. McClintic UNDERTAKER Lady Assistant Reed Block. Phone 132 Total expenditures for bar mills and by-product coke ovens to be built by Carnegie Steel company at Glrard, Ohio, will be between $10,000,000 and 111,000,000.