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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
What Your Friends and Ours Have Been Doing the Past Week. Buy a Waverly. Three new ads this week. Don't forget the cake-walk social! Wheat is worth 62 cents in Ritzville. Prize baking powder at Sinclair's. E. Sheppard was in town Saturday. Best Roslyn lump coal at Green's. John Faulk was in town Saturday, ii For insurance on grain see Holcomb A Zent. It. F. Berry came up from his ranch Saturday. Fifty dollars buys an 1898 Waverly high grade. Dry wood and Roslyn lump coal at Greene's. Uncle Andrew McQueen was in the city Tuesday. J. Thiel and son bought lots on the hill last week. Dan A. Darling came down from Spokane Friday. J. F. Coss, jr. and wife were in the city last Saturday. Have you seen those fancy glass doors at Greene's ? Found—A G. A. R. badge; enquire of Mrs. J. M. Harris. Jack Armstrong was in to see the printer on Saturday. Sam Hutchison of lower Crab Creek was in town Monday. For laundry, kitchen or bath, noth ing equals Soap Foam. D. H. McLaurin and family spent the day in town Saturday. W. H. Watkins went home last Friday returning here Saturday. G. Leonard, the Bemis merchant, greeted old friends here Monday. S. G. Jackson, the painter, is intro duced as an advertiser this week. Myers & Sliipman tell of new lines of goods this week. See their ad. Red Seal Lye is pure granulated Potash, packed in sifting top cans. F. T. Hender and wife of Fletcher tra<led with our merchants Saturday. Monitor drills, all sizes and kinds. Prices to suit.—Neilson Bros., Lind. Commissioner A. J. Willis was among the visitors in town Saturday. Go to E. C. Jones' if you want to save money and get good goods cheap. McCoy Bros, announce their busi ness to the readers of the News this week. Buy a can of Beacon baking powder and get a handsome glass set.—C. Sin clair. ~ Abe Johansen bought machinery of the Ritzville Hardware company on Friday. J. L. Brown and Jacob Beuhler made the News office a profitable call Saturday. Wc noticed M. W. Star and family and C. R. Bardwell and family in the city Monday. E. D. Gilson made a flying trip to lona last week, in connection with his real estate business. Some of the stockmen regard the roundup this week in the Lind coulee as a little premature. We are informed that W. C. Moore has sold twenty-si* head of horses, lately, at a fair figure. Scheuerle & Ware are hanging paper for 30 cents a roll, and guarantee satisfaction or no pay. Chris Kyris bought 160 acres of land last week in the neighborhood of Harriston, this county. C. S. Miller of Rock Creek came over to Ritzville last Friday with some draught and trotting horses. L. D. Weeks bought eighty acres of land from the Boyer estate, in the north end of the county, last week. A. Holmquist, one of the pioneers of the Crab Creek country, was in the city Thursday and Friday of last week. A. Olsen of Paha was in town Fri day showing samples of wheat which had been wet, but was drying out all right. Bicycles—New and second hand. The well known high-grade Waverly. Call before purchasing.—F. R. Bur roughs. D. H. Scott, the young bonanza farmer south of town, has had teams hauling lumber for new buildings the past week. The Bovee boys were branding their cattle Saturday. They will take them down the Btinkville coulee for a while this spring. C. D. Linn and family of Bemiß re turned last Wednesday from eastern Oregon, where they have been visiting for some time. Orris Dorman received the key to the mysteries which made him third degree member of the I. 0. O. F. laxt ( Thursday night. Isaac Rigg of Fletcher was in town Friday. Advertisers in this paper fitted him out with a load of hard ware and furniture. I have a number of town lots for sale. Also one late improved Domes tic sewing machine which will be «old cheap.—E. D. Gilson. We are requested to make a correc tion in the report of the somewhat celebrated case of Bowers v». Bowers, which appeared in the KitiviDe Timoo February 18, under head, "Again in Court." The request comes from the plaintiff, and the objection is to the statement that "the proceedings were dismissed at the expense of the plaint iff," he claiming that- no order was made by the court at the time of dis missal, in regard to expense. The plaintiff further objects to the state ment, in the same article, that "the divorce was granted to Mrs. Bowers." He claims that the divorce was granted to the plaintiff, the defendant not ap pearing. The ad of W. R. Peters comes out in new trimmings this week. Mr. Peters informs us that on last Saturday he sold twenty-three sets of double har ness, three saddles and other goods, and that during the past two months he has sold one hundred and eighty-five sets of double work harness, besides several sets of buggy and hack harness. Wm. Best and Sherm Montgomery of Fletcher were in town last week. They report that while butchering hogs, thjy found one with two hearts and another with no heart at all. This may be a freak of nature, but the boys failed to state the brand of liquid they had been flirting with. S. G. Weller of Bemis was in town Saturday looking up prices on wheat, he having some 011 hand. He told us that he was offered 68 cents at Wash tucna Friday, but could only get 64 cents here on Saturday. The News will keep Mr. Weller posted on these matters hereafter. G. I. Laing returned Wednesday from Spokane where he has spent several weeks. Although Mr. Laing went to the "City by the Falls" on a pleasure trip his shrewd business faculties impelled him to invest in a iittle property there. H. E. Gritman returned from Spok ane last Wednesday, where he went for the purpose of having his eye oper ated on. Mr. Gritman informs us that the operation was practically painless, although several stitches were taken in the eye. The Ladies of the Maccabees will give a dime social at the court house Friday evening. One feature of the social is to be a cake walk; it will cost 5 cents to enter the walk. The prize is to be a magnificent chocolate cake. Everyone invited. We have on hand a number of Bain wagons, Studebaker hacks, Monitor drills, Flying Dutchman gang plows, steel harrows any size. Call around please. Those goods are for sale.— Neilson Bros., Lind. C. Lamoreaux, the wide-awake sales man of the Ritzville Hardware com pany, sends the News to his father in Mound City, Kansas, and to his father in-law, A. I). Davis, who lives in Pomeroy, this state. Read Myers & Shipman's ad in another column. They write the ladies to call and select from their new line of spring capes before the assortment is broken. Forty seven different styles to select from. Thomas Boyd, one of our leading ranchers, was in town Saturday. He took out one of the Ritzville Hard ware Co's. Oliver plows and also one of their grain drills. The date fixed by Judge McDonald for the hanging of Jack Leonard is March 25, 1898, between the hours of 10 and 4, and the place, Colfax, Whit man county, Wash. Thomas Durry went to Spokane Tuesday. He informs us that Cow creek is raising rapidly, and the indi cations are that it will get as high as it did last year. The best chemical compound for washing powder is "Soap Foam," as it will not "yellow the clothes," nor burn the hands. It's the finest thing in the world for the bath. One trial will convince you. The work on the residence of W. R. Cunningham, jr., on the hill, is being pushed forward rapidly and the struc ture will soon be ready for occupancy. A. A. Brown, the genial "Knight of the grip," representing Sloane-Paine Co., wholesale grocers, Spokane, called on his customers here Friday. Ex-postmaster Bemis was in town Saturday. Mr. Bemis tells us that he thinks the fall sown grain in his neigh borhood will bo all right. The I. O. O. F. will have work in the degrees every week for some time, sojourning brothers are cordially in vited to be in attendance. Don't let the cat lick the dishes when you can wash them with Soap Foam. It's cheaper than soap. The new millinery store building, to be occupied by Mrs. Eramert and Miss Kaufman, is about completed. Why is the Flying Dutchman gang plow the best? Call on Neilson Bros., Lind, Wash., and find out. A washing powder that is yellow will make your clothes the same color. Soap Foam is pure white. J. H. Bow en oi Delight was in town Moodfty. He admired the News a dotl*rs worth. John Allen of Fletcher was in town Tuesday. Mr. Alien made the proper arrangements htt the New*. All kinds otlwmber and building material at loweat prices at Green's. . Soap T ieels all other washing cotupoui. W. W. Floyd went to Spokane Tuesday. J. C. Shorno has been ailing the past week. D. N. McDonald will be deputy as sessor this year. Town lots for sale by the under signed at the Adams County bank.— Benj. Martin. Mrs. Copp returned last evening from Spokane where she has been visiting since last Thursday. M. K. Cunningham was summoned to Sandpoint, Idaho, Monday morn ing to take charge of that office tem porarily. We call your attention to the busi ness card of Wilburn, the photograph er, which appears in this issue for the first time. A hundred or more prominent people who have been in the city the past week cannot be mentioned this time for want of space. Ladies aid society of the M. E. church will meet at the home of Mrs. J. A. Thompson next Wednesday. Everyone invited. There's work for all. There will be a business meeting of the Epworth League Friday evening March 4th at 7.80 p. m. The meeting will be held at the M. E. Church. Business of importance is to be tran sacted. A. J. Clever and family returned yesterday from a long visit in central and southern lowa. Mr. Clever says he has no desire to live in that coun try again. He says that the majority of people are afflicted with some kind of lung trouble, spitting blood, etc., and that the chances for people of moderate means are very poor. He cited instances where land owners charged $4.00 per acre, rent, without pasture. D. N. McDonald, brother of Judge McDonald of Colfax, wns in the city Friday last sr.d made the Dawn a very pleasant social call. Mi . McDonald is a live, wide awaie and thorough-going populist of the first water and believes in a thorough education of the masses. He says he takes no stock in half breeds or mongrels—wants nothing but genuine reformers. May his shadow never grow less and may he yet prove a power for good in the re form of the state.—The Dawn, Ellens burg. Prof. M. F. Knox finished his course of lectures here on Monday night. His subject for Monday evening was, What the parent owes the child. After an able talk of about 30 minutes to a large audience he gave the delinaitions of about one dozen people explaining the science of phrenology and telling them what they were best fitted for. The professor is traveling the state giving lectures and issuing charts. His main object is to get the science of phrenology introduced into the schools. He left on Tuesday for Sprague. The habeas corpus proceedings in the Bowers divorce case, that was to be heard before the court last Wednes day, was postponed. Tho press of business before Judge Neal will prob ably prevent its being heard before the April term, when the matter will he called up and disposed of. This is a contention of both parties for the possession of the infant child, and will be hotly contested by both sides. Attorney D. H. Hartson appears for Mr. Bowers and Judge Caton for Mrs. Bowers. We are proud of the following ad ditions to our subscription list the past week: H. W. Saunders, Benj. Zinimer, C. R. Bardwell, James Wat son, Alex Watson, J. G. Vehrs, A. Savage, A. Holimquist, J. E. Prouty, D. Buchanan, 8. G. Wellcr Emmett Hubbs, T. T. Boyd, John Bovee, Jos. Lavender, A. F. Linn, Dr. L.L.Sutton, Geo. Seidl, S. A. Osborn, D. C. Barron nett, Jacob Beuhler, J. L. Brown, Geo.Graliam, Ed Caldwell, J.P. Cham bers, W. C. Moore, J. H. Bowers, Wm. McCoy, John Allen, Ben Snyder, of this county and A. D. Davis, Pomeroy, Wash., D. R. Lamor eaux, Mound City, Kan., D. Kuhlman, Glcncoe, Minn, Thomas Farrelly. Dunchurch, Ont. Attorney D. H. Hartson has kindly furnished us with a copy of his brief in the appeal of the case of Koch, et al. vs. Adams county. It wonld seem to our limited understanding that if hit story is true, the county is beat, but we know that one side is good till the other is told, etc. Mr. Hartson claims that he has been in the higher court several times, and never yet lost a case. Mr. Holcoinb claims that he has on other occasions captured the admiration of the supreme court by the power of his logic and knowledge of law, so we may look for a battle royal in tho present case. A very pleasant party assembled at the home of Judge Btaster on Saturday evening. It being the occassion of the home-coming of Miss Edith, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Staser. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Shipman, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lamor eaux, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Holcomb, M. K. Cunningham, Miss Lizzie Ken nedy, Miss Lillian Cunningham, Mrs. 8. M. Hair. The evening was spent in playing games and such other amusement* as suggested itself, until a late hour when all partook of one of Mr».BUser'» elegant lunch** and then the rompw* reluctantly took their departure. Death of Mrs. F. W. Swartz. Citizens of Ritzville and surround ing country will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs, Swartz, wife of F. VV. Swartz, who was for a long time railroad agent at this place, but is now at Sand Point, Idaho. Mrs. Swartz, although not in robust health, was not considered in a dangerous con dition until last Sunday night, about 9 o'clock, when she was suddenly taken ill. She was taken to Spokane for treatment, but only lived about an hour after reaching there. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, from the Sacred Heart hospital, the remains being in terred in the Centre Catholic Church cemetery. The deceased leaves two children, a boy and girl. Card of Thanks. The meml>ers of the G. A. R. of W. B. Hazen Post No. 4ti, Ritzville and Adams county, wish to thank the citizens for their liberality in contributing to the success of the cele bration held here on February 22d. They are especially thankful to the ladies of the relief corps, and those citizens who so lilurally aided in money contributions, and are very thankful to the jieople generally for their attendance and patronage on that day; not forgetting the singers and speakers who so kindly assisted in making the program the success it was. The total net proceeds amount to 160.75. By order of D. J. Zent, Com. Henry Zimmerman, Adj. Lyman Johnson In Trouble. A warrant was sworn out before Justice Staser last Monday by D. J. Zent, charging Lyman Johnson with using language intended to provoke assault. Mr. Johnson was brought be fore the court and arraigned as charged. The testimony tended to show that Johnson entered the place of business of Zent and eat a meal; that he after wards refused to pay for same and asked that the price of the meal be charged to his account. This Zent refused to do, whereupon Johnson em ployed language more forcible than polite, and both sides offered to fight, but mutual friends interfered. John son was fined 915.00 and costs, which amounted to $25.00. Congregational Church. Beginning with next Sunday the pastor will give a short talk before the sermon on tome vital question. Subject for Sunday morning: "Should Americans build Roman Catholic churches." For the- evening: "The United States and Spain." These talks will occupy ten minutes before the sermon. If not a regular attendant of some other church, you are cordially invited to attend the services of the First Congregational Church. The following is the list of subjects for the month of March: General subject mornings at 11 o'clock.—The Christian. March fitli —In the home; 13th—In the church; 20th—In society; 27th In civil affairs. General subject evenings at 7:30— Home attractions of the christian life. March Bth.—A call to better things: A sure promotion; 13th—The elimina tion of harmful elements: Exchange of weights for wings; 20tli—A higher standard; 27tli—A larger hope. It is believed that these discourses will be interesting and profitable to all who attend. Unity Club Meeta. The Unity club held their last regu lar meeting Thursday, February 24, at the home of Mrs. Martin. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Knapp, president; Mrs. Martin, vice president; Mrs. Hartson, secretary; Mrs. C. O. Greene, treasurer. It being social day, invited guests began to arrive about 3 o'clock. The rooms were tastefully decor ated in the club's colors, green and white. All were presented with a dainty boquet of flowers. The program consisted of: Piano solo by Mrs. Newman; paper, Jenny Lind, Mrs. McKay; vocal solo, Mrs. Hartson; paper influence, Mrs. Knapp; vocal music by Treble Cleff Quartette, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ship man, Mrs. Hartson. A book-guessing contest, in which Mrs. \V. It. Cunningham, jr., carried off the prize for guessing the largest number of books. Miss Sapp was awarded the consolation prize. Delicious refreshments were served, after which the hostess presented each one present with a lovely souvenir. The next meeting will be held on March 10th at the home of Mrs. New man. $5-oo Reword. I will give a reward of fd.OO for the return to my ranch, eight milen%wt of Ritzville, the following descrilicd animals: One buckskin horse, a yearn old, branded KB on top of left hip, and one bavsiS horse, 4 yearn old, branded KB on left stifle. August K rouse. The Ritzville Hardware reports the largest cash sale of the season for last Saturday. Tlie low prices and super ior quality of goods brings customers from a distance. White lead, linseed oil, brushes, stains, varnishes' ctlors, glass, every thing kept in * tho Ritzville Drug ttt' Neighborhood News. WILLIS, WASH. From our regular Corresponds ut. There will be four more weeks of school in this district. L. P. Zimmer and Lon Starr at tended church in Ritzville last Sunday evening. Charley Galbrcath is building a "shack" on the railroad land he pur chased last fall. Mr. and Mrs. John Gillett returned Sunday from their wedding tour. We wish them success. Kenneth and Ross Starr have dis continued their attendance at school, preparatory to beginning farm work. Frank York drove his cattle home to the coulee from the Richardson place where he has been wintering them. The Literary society adjourned last Saturday evening until next fall. The spring work is beginning to interfere with (lie meetings. There will l>e preaching service at Willis next Sunday at 3 o'clock p. in. All are invited to attend. B. L. Hicks, Pastor. John Willis will doubtless soon begin plowing as he purchased a four plow gang last week. While equiping the farm he also remembered that his wife is also a believer in labor sav ing machines and purchasod a sewing machine. —I Dm. Notice. In a recent issue of the Ritzville Times I notice that 8. T. Dyer of Cow creek offers a reward of five dollars a head for the return of any stock to his ranch on Cow creek with the anchor brand on either hip, or any horses branded with the same brand on either shoulder. I take this occas ion to notify the people of Adams county that the anchor brand is my official brand, recorded in this county, and before anyone takes any stock up branded as above, they will please be satisfied that Mr. Dyer is the owner of them before they return them to him. John Link, Ritzville. Wash. Arrival of Trains on N. P. Ry. No. 1 Panßcnger—Weit Hound.. Ar. 6:.% p.m No. 2 Passenger-East Bound..Ar. 5:37 a.m No. 57... I»cal Kr't- Went Bound Ar. 2:15 p.m No. 88... Loral Fr't—East Bound . Ar. 11 :(JU a.m Stop that rough! Take warning. It may to consumption. A'2V bottle of!Shlloh'» Cure may save your life. Sold by the Kltxville Drug Store, W. L. Olmstead KosenolT, Prop*. Catarrh Cured. A clear head and sweet bn-ath secured with Shiloh's »Ht»trrh Remedy: sobl on h KUnrHntee Nasal hijcctor free. Sold by the Hltzvlfle l>rug Store, W. L. Olmstead fc HosenofT, Props. S.G.JACKSON... Sign Writing Paper Hanging All work Ouiirantrnd Sat is fuel or> or no «-liurK<*«. Ritzvii.le, Wash. J. A. WILBURN Resident Photographer CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS A SPECIALTY. Oallery next to Bank Building. Clover Leaf RESTAURANT AL. POPPLE, Prop. Board by the Week, - - $3.50 Board with Room, ... 4.00 Single Meals, - .... 25c M KAI.H AT ALL HOURS. SOAP-FOAM WASHING POWDER : : IS : : of Kitrhrn ami Lnundry gjTl'yirc white it will not make the clothes yellow, nor injure the finest lace. Ap sfTOMbk! Laxmtlre and Hon Tana. KO msdlcliie I bars eror found that would do ns an/ good." Price COcu. Bold bj SracfMa. _ SHILOH-S CURC. Lowest Prices! Complete Line! Theßitzville Hardware : •: : SOLE AGENTS FOR : : : \ Oliver Olrillecl Plows, \ Jolm Deere Gangs, v IDa.-VT.cl Bradley S\xlkLys, v Monitor IDrills, J Bain Wagons, Trucks, Racine 33-u.ggies, Hacks, Harrows, =:= Windmills, Pumps THE HOST COMPLETE LINE OF HMRDWHRe In the County and we Guarantee Goods. Steel Ranges, Stoves, Tinware. We court comparison of Prices. We solicit your trade. We will treat you right. CALL AND SEE US. TIN SHOP IN CONNECTION. Something New for Ritzville . . A Very Complete Stock of . . > Ladies and Children's Spring Capes Ladies' Ready-made Skirts Ladies' Ready-made Dresses Our New Spring Stock of Goods is now Com plete in all departments. . . . Myers & Shipman MERCHANTS IF YOU ARE THINKING Of buying SWEAT PADS, now is the time to call and see our Mammoth Stock just received direct from th( factory. Nothing small about ouj Pads-ONLY THE PRICE. . . . W. R. PETERS The Bargain Store . . . In drawing tin ImmcnM' trade by oHeriiiK lturf(niiiH. Wo riprcl to hold it by the merit of our goods. A" Keeords llrokeu by our I present ollerinKS, and the Nmnll PrlfM we I ure asking do not menn |ioor qualities. Cie* our Priees before purchasing elsewhere. . . . THE BARGAIN STORE, DESPAIN & SMITH, Proprietor*. OUR LINES: . . . Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Ca Gloves, Linoleums, Gents' Fumishin Groceries, Croekery and Glassware. Agency for the Watt Tailoring Company's Ta Hade Clothing. F. G. SPANJER & C F. SHEPLEY & SON . . . DEALERS IN . . . Staple and Fancy Groceri Flour and Food, Cigars, Tobaccos and Confections FRUITS IN SEASON A SPECIALTY. CALL AND SEE US. WE ARE NEVEK UNDERSOLD. YOI FIND NO BETTER PLACE IN THE COUNTRY TO TRADE.