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LOCAL EVENTS OF THE WEEK
roaETHER WITH A PERSONA!. MENTION OP THOSE IN THE nOVINO PAN ORAfIA OP LOCAL HISTORY. John Hunger was seen on the streets here today. D. W. Pettijohn, editor of the Times, was a Spokane visitor Monday- Mrs. J. F. Doran is visiting her mother at Harrington this week. John McDonald, of Cow Creek, was a city visitor Monday. Mrs. W. J. Bennington and son Leslie returned Wednesday night trom a six weeks camping trip on the Coast. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Shaw have' re turned from a month's visit in and around Spokane. Paul Fowler has returned from Daven port, where he has been engaged in the survey of the Bin Bend Transit Co. E. D. Gilson returned Wednesday evening from a trip to the southern end of the county. Roy Wells went to Spokane Saturday night to spend a few days visiting at the home of his father, S. A. Wells. W. W. Zent, wife and child, have re turned from a visit to New York state and other eastern points. W. H. Martin, cashier of the Pioneer Bank, returned with his family from Couer d'Alene yesterday. Mabel, the youngest daughter of Mrs. Ella Thompson, is visiting friends and relatives in Spokane this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Palmeter were up from Richland the first of the week on a short visit with friends and relatives D. A. Scott, a prosperous farmer five miles south of town, was seen on the streets here Monday Mrs. Gilson and family have returned from their camping trip at Medical Lake. Dr. and Mrs. F. R. Burroughs have returned from a visit in the east, where/ they have been for the past two monthst Dr. D. A. Hewitt, city health officei, was called to Spokane Wednesda 1 morning on account of the death of his father, Dr. Hewitt. •The removal of Senator T. C. Hutson from this senatorial district will make a vacancy in the senatorship, as he was elected in IQOS for four years. William McKay, of Spokane, formerly of this place, is visiting at the home of Mrs. J. G. Bennett on Woodland Heights. D. Richardson, of Seattle, formerly a grain buyer of this place, was in the city Monday and made this office a very pleasant call. Rev. Mintzer, of Spokane, presiding elder of this district, was here Sunday and spoke in the evening at the Method ist Church. Charles Ebener, who owns a wagon and machine shop at 328 Front avenue, Spokane, formerly a well-known black smith of this city, was down Monday. J. J. Schlotfeldt, manager of the Yak ima Brewing Co., is in the city and has temporarily closed "Doc's Place,'' a sa loon on the corner of Main and E streets. O. R. Haight and family have re turned from a six weeks' camping trip at Medical Lake. He is much improved in health. He was in very poor health when he went to the lake. ■ inc county commissioners are making extensive and much needed improve ments on the county jail. They are add ing six cells, one of which has a sweat box attachment, while another is a dun geon. A. E. Hunt, of Leon, was in town Wednesday and took Floyd, the young est child of Mrs. Ella Thompson, home with him, so that young lad could enjoy the pleasures derived from the simple life. R. A. Hoxsey, of the Puget Sound Warehouse, is installing a gasoline grainl elevator for elevating grain in sacks. Thii machine elevates the grain 15 feet and saves the work of from four to six men. Attorney Ernest Gibbons, who has been with O. R. Holcomb for a year, has pur chased the law business of State Senator Charles T. Hutson of Connell and will leave for there about September 1. Miss Thea Warner gave a farewell party Friday evening in honor of Miss Greenberg, who has been visiting at the home of Mr. Warner for the past week. Cards and dancing were the amuse ments for the evening. F. X. Scully, of Spokane, one of the managers of the Washington Corre spondence School, is in the city this week slopping at the Hotel Ritzville. Mr. Scully is an old friend of A. B. Schmidt, having known him in Montana twenty years ago. The matter of the steam laundry nui sance, which has been engaging the at tention of the local authorities, took the form of criminal proceedines Monday, when John Norstrom and Aithur Howe, who are running the institution, were ar rested under a city ordinance which pro vides against depositing within the city limits anything that is injurious to health. It is alleged that the waste water from the laundry is injurious. They had a he-ring before Police Justice Burkhart Monday. People who read the eastern daily papers find from one to fi "teen deaths in the large cities mentioned as a result of the great heat. The people of Adams county have found the heat to be a little greater this year than ever before, but up to the present writing no deaths have been reported in this western country from the heat. The last three or four days has been extremely nice weather for this time of the year. Overcoats having been noticed on the streets here early in the morning. Mrs. J. R. Harris gave a party Satur day evening in honor of Miss Irby, who is visiting her from the east. Cards were prevalent throughout the evening. Those present were: Bess Fowler, Claire De Spain, Kmtna Newland, Andra Dutton, Thea Warner, Helen Newland, Florence Thompson, Erie Thompson, Joe Bassett, Jack Hauschild, Harry I)a --vennv and Fred Thompson. I William Schmidt, the popular young night clerk at the Hotel Kitzville, has left for a month's fishing and hunting at Whitehall, Montana. His brother Al bert just returned from Whitehall, where he had been camping for a month. While there he killed two large bears and caugln 217 mountain trout in one day. JackCrahb, a prosperous farmer of the southern part of the county, was in town with a bunch of hoises this week. Jack is an old tinier in this section, be ing a former broncho buster and cowboy in the halcyon days when there was hardly a fence between Kitzville and the Snake river and neighbors lived gener ally from five to ten miles apart. Miss Laura Perkins, who has been cashier at the Kitzville Trading Co.'s store for the past two months, is indis posed this week. The doctor cannot tell whether it will be typhoid fever or not, but her many friends wish her a quick recovery. Henry Siemens, the star kid hal twirler and all around athlete who has been employed this summer by the Kitzville Trading Co. and Kalkwarf & Schoenhuth, is at present out of em ployment. Frank Newland and daughter, Miss Helen, left Wednesday evening for Twin Falls, Idaho, where he recently purchased a large tr<ict ol irrigated land. They expect to be absent about two weeks. Samuel Glenn, the genial heavy man from Rattlesnake Flat, was breaking in sidewalks about town Wednesday. He reports harvest progressing rapidly in his section. Albert J. Hooper, of Hooper, was among the business visitors in the city Monday, being a guest of Mine Host Schmidt of the Hotel Ritzville. Allen Meisenhcimer of Spokane is down inspecting his business interests in this city. George 8. Cottingham, an influential farmer of Cunningham, was here Tues day transacting business. Mrs. jno. Thco. De Gork is spending a fortnight in Seattle visiting friends. Straw Day Meeting. The citizens of Ritzville and all people .of Adams county are earnestly requested 'to be present at the courthouse Saturday, August 25, at 2 o'clock, to discuss ways and means to make Straw Day a grand success. F. C. Ilenneberg, Wm. Lewis, Fred Thiel—Executive committee. VV. H. Kreager, H. E. Christensen, W. H. Martin—Finance committee CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS. Sunday, August 26,1906. Christian Church, Kev. VV. H. Harris, pastor. Bible school 10 a. m ; J. M. Bennington, superintendent. Worship and communion 11 a. m.; theme, "The Young Ruler and Cornelius." The ser mon will be illustrated from the board. Endeavor 7 p. m.; leader, Miss Ida Heavner; subject, "Our Opportunities and Their Use." Evangelistic services 8 p.m.; theme, "Only Light Can Dispel Darkness." At the morning service the choir will sing the selection, "Just as God Leads." In the evening J no. Theo De Cork will render his song, "The Shadows ol the Evening Hours." Regular services in the Methodist Church Sunday morning. Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching 11 a. m. Union service will beheld in the Congregational Church Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Everybody cordially invited to these services. Band to Entertain. The Ritzville Hand will give an ice cream social and concert at the new Putget Sound warehouse just being erect ed on the south side of the Northern Pa cific track Friday evening. The program will contain some of the latest popular hits, together with several selections from the old classics. Everybody inter ested in keeping the band will lend their assistance by their presence-and such finacial aid as they may wish. I have a first-class stock ot fine trim mings—trimmings of all kinds. Call around and inspect my stock. Mrs. T. J. Hallin, The Up-to-Date Milliner. AS OTHERS SEE US Interesting Comparison of Ritz ville Twenty-Five Years Ago and the Present Day. From a Supposed Desert Region We Have Become One of the Great Wheat Centers. Manager Robt. H. Cosgrove has As signed each day of the two weeks of the Spokane Interstate Fair to some order or some special purpose. The Shriners been given September 26 and will Have great doings on that dav. The Chamber of Commerce day is Tuesday, September 25, when commercial bodies will send delegates to a convention which will be held in Spokane to organ ize the Pacific Northwest publicity movement. Monday, September 24, is 150,000 Club day and opening carnival night. Thursday, Septemer 27, is Live Stock day. Spokane day is Friday, Sep tember 28. Washington State College day is Saturday, September tg. The days of the second week are as follows: Everybody's day, Sunday, September 30; British Columbia day, Monday, October 11; Woodmen of the World day, Tuesday, j October 2; Couer d'Alene day, Wednes day, October 3; Derby day, Thursday, October 4; Eagles' day, Friday, October 5; Modern Woodmen day, Saturday October 6. Young Wife Leaves Home. Mrs. Alva Boyer, a highly respected young woman of this town, ban canned a eenr-ation in the history of Adams county. White Mr. and Mrs. Boyer were camping at Ki«h Trap lake with a number of friends it became neces sary for Mr Boyer to make a short visit to this town and while here a painter who has been employed by Boyer for a couple of months, recently from Ohio, together with Mrs. Boyer, boarded a train and started for Sun Francisco. Mr. Boyer tollowed the couple to Portland, but was unable to go lurther as his business interest* here as a painter demanded his atten tion and he arrived here Tuesday night broken hearted over the con duct of his wife. It is believed that the youthful ago of the woman was the cause, as she is only 19 years old. This man, whose name we ate unable get, also tried to induce another young girf of the party to go with him and when he failed in his attempt he in duced Mrs. Boyer to gu with him. Improve the Sidewalks. The Booster Olub would do well to take up at their next meeting the matter of sidewalka ill this town. The sidewalks, such as they are, do unt reach the suburbs, ao it is impossible to see the town without getting ankle deep in dust. The nails in the side walks around town have gradually looaened the ends and in some pro trude an inch or two from the walk; they are an instrument of danger not only to one'*,life but to the skirts and shoes of pedestrians. If the city ahouid find itself involved in a num ber of law suits in regard to thia mat ter it Bight show the city dads the importance of the matter. J. Mark Clever, of Washtucna, it spending a few days in the city, r — Card of Thanks. We wish to thank the many kind friends who assisted us in the recent illness and death of our beloved daugh ter. Mr. aku Mrs. P. H. Stoddard. SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR "Midway" Will Be Furnished by Nat Reiss, the Pacific Coast Carnival King. Ten Thousand Electric Lights Will Be Used to Illuminate Midway Grounds. Nat Reiss, the Pacific Coast Carnival King, has agreed to furnish the midway at the Spokane Interstate Fair this year. The lair opens September 24. Manager Robert H. Cosgrove was anxious to se cure Mr. Reiss because the latter has had more experience in this line than any other man on the coast. Mr. Reiss will have entire charge ot this portion of the fair and will bring his entire aggre gation, known as the Nat Reiss Southern Carnival Company. He has been in Spokane three or four times, giving car nivals, street fairs and festivals, and has delighted people of the Inland Empire more than anv other company which ever appeared in the city, This year the midway at night will be one blaze of electrical display, in which 10,000 incandescent lights will be used. These will be arranged so as to make the most attractive appearance. Mr. Reiss is. arranging to bring spe cial shows from all parts of the United States to join his company at Spokane In this way he will give a far better car nival than was ever put on before in this part of the country. He will have a Mexican village, which is something en tirely new in this section. Mexicans will appear in their native costumes and will show their games and dances, which are most interesting. There also will be a Japanese village and an Indian village, trained animals and oriental dancers. Besides these, the midway will include a tingle ring hippodrome circus, which will be a show in itself. The Seventy Ages of Man. it started lon* before he knew Or thought to reason whence or why: When he was but a liitle boy They said he was too old to cry. At twentv-i.ve he sought a job; "Ah, no," they said,"you are too young." Ten years went by, he tried again; "Too old," he heard on every tongue. At thirty-six he sought a wife— "Too old," whs hinted his rebuff. He popped again at fifty-six; Quoth she, "You're not old enough " At seventy he up and died And left these scenes of good and ill. His wrangling heirs set forth in court He was too old to make a will. The puzzling question thus remains, We ask it of the modern sage, How could he live three score and ten, And never strike the proper age? —McL. Wilson in Brooklyn Life. HUISON MAY RESIGN Seat in Senate in Jeopardy Be cause of Position in State's Attorney's Office. Assistant United States Attorney C T. Hutson has taken no action on the question of his resignation from the state senate and is not apt to announce any decision before the delegates to the state convention are elected. He repre sents Franklin. Adams and a part of Walla Walla counties. Any successor would have to be chosen by the dele gates to the state convention. Both of District Attorney Sullivan's assistants, Walter Christian and C. T. Hutson, were in the state senate. Since the position of second deputy had been created on the ground that extra help was necessary, it was impossible for both to retain their places in the state senate, being away from the district at torney's office (or two months. Mr. Christian gave up his seat, but it has been explained that Mr. Hutson may re tain his if he desires. There has been no intimation from his district that the retention of the seat is not perfectly sat isfactory. Gold Ridge Prospects. The Gold Ridge Mining Company on the St. Joe river, Idaho, has completed and moved into their new camp and are crowded now with business and mining men throughout Washington and Idaho. Rev. T. J. Collins of this city paid the Gold Ridge mining property a visit and says that he never saw a finer showing for the amount of work in his life, and the Gold Ridge Mining Co. management extends an invitation to the people of our city and surrounding country to pay them a visit, as they are satisfied that their property will well please all fair minded men. ft is expected this prop-, crty will be on a dividend paying basis by this time next year. There's a tendency to remedy a long existing evil and place property on the asaeasment rolls at a valuation nearer correct. The aggregate that should thua be secured will greatly relieve the taxpayers and make the burden lighter for all. The reform aeema to be (joining, but it baa been too long delayed. £_Snor«r* pleasure is all their own. For Sale —A Snap. Fifty-two acres of Hay Front land yji miles from Olympia on good roads. Two springs and sprinic brook on place. Twenty acres slashed. 11200 cash if taken within the next 60 days. GKO. L. Cai.LVKKT. Kitzville, Wash. Advertise in the Raw*. WHEAT IS NOW COMING IN Average Prices Prevail With the Tendency That They Will Be Better. New York Stock Market Furnishes Startling Sensation-Dividends in Railroad Stocks. Wheat has commenced to move into market, although not as brisk as it will be later. About ten carloads have been shipped in all. but about twenty more are in the warehouses. Threshing has only commenced and farmers are not anxious to sell at present prices. The market opened at 60 cents, which has fallen to 58 cents, but the indications are that better prices will prevail as the season advances. The crop yield this year will not be as good as last year, but everyone reports average yields. The Chicago grain markets the past week have been weak and lower on re ports of good crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota and propitious weather for harvesting. The export demand, how ever, is increasing at these low prices, as it is not expected that Russia, owing to threatened serious internal troubles, will be able to furnish Kurope any wheat this year. The crop experts in the Northwest estimate the wheat yield of the three big producing states at 25,000,- 000 bushels less than the government crop report of August 1. The New York stock market during the past week has furnished the talent and the public the greatest sensations experienced since the famous Northern Pacific "corner" of five years ago when Hill and Harriman fought for suprem acy in those shares. The center of activ ity in the present cull movement has been the Harriman lines. Union Pacific and Southern Pacific, the former ad vancing an extreme forty points from the level of four weeks age and Southern Pacific recording a rise ot twenty points in the same time. The explanation of the advance was the announcement that Union Pacific directors had decided to increase the dividend on common stock from 6 per cent to 10 per cent annually and at the same time declared a divi dend of 5 per cent on Southern Pacific common, which has heretofore been without a dividend. It is reported that E. H. Harriman and King Edward of England each cleaned up $10,000,000 on the deal. Other stocks on the New York exchange were influenced by this phenomenal rise In the l'acifica, and the general list shows notable gains. RUSSIAN Will II MICE It Behooves Our Farmers to Unite in Eradicating This Pestifer ous Weed. Joseph Kichtcr, one of the substantial and conservative farmers of the Wash tucna country, stated to the Enterprise this week that the Russian thistle is be coming a menace to the ranchers in his section. At a point about five miles northwest of Washtucna the weed makes its appearance, becoming more general as one goes further in the same direction. The traveling of the weed seed against the prevailng wind seems to indicate that the seed were scattered by the south east blizzard last spring. It is said that the Russian thistle made its appearance in former years, but Mr. Kichter says he never observed it until this season. Past experience would suggest that a united effort be made to combat the thistje and prevent its further spread Unless this is done many farmers will lose their crops another year. However careful and industrious a farmer may be, he can scarcely prevent the thistle from taking his fields when it is allowed to grow along the roads and on adjoining farms. Its spread is phenomenal and this alarm demands the immediate en listing of all the farmers in the infested section in a war 011 the Russian thistle.— Washtucna Enterprise. Unless something is done in the near future, the famous wheat belt country will be a thing of the past, as the thistles scatter more and more each year and it will certainly take a united effort of the farmers to kill this pest which menaces the farmers of this county. Special Rates East via 0. R. & N May 24,25 and 26, New Haven, Conn, and return, *83 60. June 4, 6. 7, 21 and 25, July 2 and 3, August 7, 8 and a and September 8 and 10, to Chicago, 111. and return, $64; Omaha, Neb., and return 552.50; Sioux City, la and return, $52.50 Kansas City, Mo., and return. #52.50; St Joseph, Mo., and return, #52,50; Denver Colo., and return, #50; Colorado Springs, Colo., and return, 150.50. Sept. 7, 8 and 9th only Milwaukee, Wis., and return, #62.20. l.imit go days but not to exceed Oct. 31st. Stopovers allowed. Small extra charge for return via California, Write for particulars. We have the Scenic Route, and the only one via Salt Lake and Denver. G. J. Mohler, G .A., Spokane, Wash. JULY WEATHER. Following is the weather rej>ort for the month of June, 1906: Maximum temperature V 7 dug. Minimum temperature 4'.» deg. Average 78.6 (leg Katulall I* »u Clear d»y» •••• ,6 Cloudy da>« I Partly cloudy day* 14 O. W. Hughakt, Observer Latest Improved White Sewing Ma , chine $35 at King Mercantile Co. If you are not a subscriber "Do it now." No other travel-book tells as mtich about t Great Northwest as does "WONDERLAND 19c Its chapters denl with Puget Sound, the Columbia River, tlie Queniut Indians, the Uitterroot Range of Montana, the Yellowstone National I'ark. SEND IT TO YOUR EASTERN TRIE There's nothing better as a guide to country between the Mississippi and the tide waters of the Pacific. 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Our stock is extensive and we can certainly suit your taste in the grade your pocket book will allow All prices from - • • 10 CClto to 75 CCitf H. E. GRITMAN DRUGGIST AND STATIONEI BUSINESS LOCALS. Why not open a hank account? The hirst National Hank will assist you to do so by furnishing you with a Home Sav ings It.ink in winch to keep your savings until you have accumulated enough to deposit. They will open your bank upon presentation and place the contents, ol large or small amount, to your credit and pay you interest at 5 per cent from date of orcdit, interest to be computed and credited to your account onlanaary Ist and July Ist of each year. Try this savings system and you will be surprised at the amount you will accumulate. It will pay you to investigate. THE ONLY SAKE WAY to keep your valuable papers, etc., Is to have a safe deposit box in a tire and burglar proof vault. The First National Bank has all of these facilities and will rent you a box at a reasonable figure. Your patronage is courteously solicited. Call up, walk up, ride up or any way to get up to the Kitzville Trading Co.'s white goods sale. Now is the time to order a new sum mer suit of clothes. Before ordering see L. 8. Davies, over Rosenoff's. You cannot afford to overlook our yf. assortment of drawers and corset cov ers. Kitzville Trading Co. Household goods and furniture for sale; almost as good as new; dirt cheap. Inquire at News office. Don't overlook the white goods sale at the Kitzville Trading Co.'s It will last just ten days. Ask to sec our line of silk komonos. Kitzville Trading Co. Wanted— Nursing or houseke«|>ing. Inquire at this office. See what liuster Brown has to say next week. Cross.—l.and and insurance. Fine Tailoring HAVK your clothes cut, fit and made here in Ritzville by a thoroughly experienced Tailor. Entire satisfaction guaranteed or your money will be refunded. YOURS FOR BUSINESS. Jno. Thco De GORK i Nothing pleuM mum ptopl* Ml thai to b* miiuaderitood. J. O. OLENN, D. O. Osteopathic Physical*. (Jrn<luate of American School of Osteoj JClrksvllle, under A.T. Htlll, foundet of the School of Ostaopathy. OPPICKB-Opp. Pint National Bank but Passenger Train Time. WKBT BOUND. No. I—North C'oast Limited I:4a No. 6-Twin City express 12 No. fr—Burlington 745 No. 16-Local paeaenger 1:14 KAHT BOUND. No. 2—North Coast Limited 1:16 No. 4—Twin City express 1:10 No. 6—Burlington 4:16 No. 16—Local passenger lit JOHN TRUAX, Attorney at Law. Will practice in all Courti, State Federal. Conveyancing. Office wil S. Land Commissioner, Kitzville, W Fall D KINGS with it a touch of fevet " and in order to lessen the chances it is well to have a good disinfectant around the house. Lyaol Formalin Chloride of Lrim %%> And a dozen others are all food. The dime now may save you dollars. Let Us Explain .'. Call Up 4 »%%■%%» Rosenoff <& Co. HORSESHOEINO Carriage Work »nd Oroeril Blftcktnitbir F. M. Decatur, cVul^ESmmm.