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BARUKNT & NKILL, PrmjsuißS.
J. J. SAKGKNT. - - Editor.
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The New Year's edition of the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, sixteen pages, gives
a complete resume of the commercial,
manufacturing, agricultural, shipping,
and all classes of industries of Washing
ton territory for the year 1888. It is
the most complete statement of facts
without exaggeration or " boomeration "
that has ever been made in this territory.
It conclusively demonstrates that al
though in our infancy we are an empire
EDITORS, THIS IS UNIQUE.
A Chicago religious monthly, a new
institution, of course, announced its first
issue something after the following style:
This paper is published to fill a long
felt want. We don't know who wants
it, but we know there is a want and we
propose to fill it.
Thiß paper will be independent in poli
tics, but we 6hall support the prohibition
It will bo very independent in religion,
always advocating the Baptist faith.
It proposes to make a specialty of gos£
bip, and if an inquiring mind desires to
read the most spiteful and imaginary
stories about everybody, it is hoped, for
his own sake, that he will consult our
columns before going elsewhere.
Hints and suggestions as to how this
paper should be managed are respectfully
solicited, as it will afford us pleasure to
adopt them all.
Changes will be made to suit every
one, his wife included.
We wish our readers to know that
criticism will be useless, as we shall
make no mistakes.
We design to make this monthly as
much like the groat dailies published in
our cities as possible, and to prove the
correctness of the general belief that,
while it requires tact and art to run a
hotel or a packing house, any one can
make and run a newspaper.
American Mall Service.
Very few Americans .will admit that
any of the functions of our government
are inferior to those of other countries,
yet we find that in that in which we
should lead the world we are not even
"following the advanco made by other
countries of less pretentions to intelli
gence nnd progress; we refer to the
mail system which is a disgrace to our
government as it is now conducted.
Wo handle more mail per capita than any
country in the world, and still we have a
worse system than even British India.
The whole mail system of the United
States is wrong, and not adapted to our
stage of civilization, and the incoming
administration should lose no time in
making a thorough examination of all
mail systems, and devise one that will
be in keepiug with our advancement
and an honor to our government. The
people expect this from the party of
progress—the republican party—but if
we cannot have a new system, let no
time be lost in improving the one we
Had President Cleveland and party
been loss anxious to accumulate a large
surplus in the national treasury in order
to demonstrate the fallacy (?) of the re
publican principle of protection, and had
expended the necessary funds to improve
the mail system and increase the facil
ities as the demand increased, instead of
decreasing them as was done, we would
at least have been able to receive mail
as fast as the trains could carry it.
For partisan purposes and irrespective
of the needß of the people, the adminis
tration decreased the number of post
office employes, while the mail matter
increased at least 50 per cent. And this
is one reason why mail is two or three
times longer in transmission than it
should be. Another reason can be found
in the carelessness of postmasters and
postoffice employes. We are entitled to
n better mail service, and we will get it
if the people demand it. By all means
Threading: a Needle.
Did you ever see a man try to thread
a needle? A man whose fingers are like
fence-rails, and a needle with the small
est possible " eye," barely visible with
out the aid of a microscope! Its real
fun, if he tries it by lamplight; that is,
its fun to watch him. He is a single
man—perhaps an "old bach." The
more of a "bach." he is, the more inter
esting the fun. It is by the light of a
tallow-candle, and he says he isn't very
familiar with needles, but that button
must be sewed on his vest now. So he
takes up the coarse line of thread (he al
ways has the coarsest in the market),
and a needle —a small needle, the only
one he has. He bits off the end of the
the thread and twists it carefully be
tween his thumb and finger, just as he
has seen his mother and sister do. Then
he gets the needle up between him and
the light, so that he can 6ee the "eye,"
and then he push es the thread carefully
toward it. He is very cool and deliber
ate about it on the start, but he is some
what surprised when the thread misses
the eye. He draws it back, takes steady
aim and tries again, his mouth puckered
into a correct resemblance of the letter
Oas the interest deepens. The thread
touches the eye, all is favorable; it is
just going through —whon the needle
slips in his fingers; the thread misses it,
of course, and unravels several strards.
With a deep sigh he lays down the nee
dle, twists the perverse thread together,
and again essays the task. He takes
careful aim with one eye shut, and the
thread approaches the needle in confi
dence. It misses; ho draws it back
again, wondering what on earth ails the
the thing! About this time he discov
ers that he has shut the wrong optic in
his own head, which makes all the differ
ence in the world with his aim; so he
conluded to "go it" with both eyes
open. And he does. He rests the hand
containing the needle on the edge of the
table, and once more the thread is urged
forward. All is going well, this time;
he has a firm grip on the needle; no blip
ping now. He trembles a little in ex
p station, and squints hopefully nt^the
thread. There! he just "has it;" the
thread is in the "eye." With the first
tremulous symptoms of a satisfied smile
upon his face, he lets go of the thread
and reaches over to catch it on the other
side of the " eye," and as he does so, it
fills bsck and down to the floor, and his
hand still clutches a needle as much un
threaded as ever! For five long minutes
he sits there and gazes steadily at that
needle, his face adorned with the most
brilliant crimson; and then he gets up
and spits in the wood-box and sits down
again, his mind a perfect chaos, and his
lips wondering "what in thunder makes
the room so warm!" and needles have
such infernally 6mall '' eyes." Oh! is
fun —if you are not threading the needle.
ORDINANCE NO. 16.
An ordinance entitled "An Ordinance defining
the duties and fixing the compensation of
Street Commissioner of the town of Pullman."
The Inhabitants of the Town of Pullman do or
dain as follows:
Section 1. It shall be the duty of tho Street
Commissioner of the town of Pullman, in Whit
man county, Washington territory, to open, or
canse to be opened, and grade, or cause to be
graded, such street* and alleys in the said town
of Pullman as the Board of Trustees may direct;
to superintend the building of all sidewalks in
said town, and to cause the same to bo kept in
good repair; to keep the streets nnd sidewalks
free and clear of all rubbish; to exercise a gen
ral supervision of all streets and alleys in said
town, and to ]>erfonn such other duties as the
Board of Trustees may by ordinnnce direct.
Sec. 2. In all case 6 where property is sold to
pay for assessments for improvements on streets
or alleys adjacent thereto, the Street Commis
sioner shall sell the same under a warn.nt from
the Town Clerk.
Sec. 3. The Street Commissioner shall receive
as compensation for his services the sum of three
dollars per diem for each and every day devoted
actually to the interest of the said town of Pull
man; and in cases of such sales described in sec.
2 of this ordinance, the further sum of throe per
cent, of all amounts realized from such wiles.
Sec. 4. This ordinance shall be in full force
and effect from and after the date of its approval.
Passed October 2, 1888.
Approved October 8, 1888.
OKVILLE BTEWART, Chairman.
Attest: William Newton, Clerk.
Ordinance Xo. 19.
An ordinance entitled "An Ordinance repaint
ing all general and special Elections of Town
Officers within the corporate limits of the
Town of Pullman."
The Inhabitants of the Town of Pullman do or-
dam as folltws:
Section 1. All'general or special elections
for town officers of the Town of Pullman, in
Whitman county, Washington territory, shall be
called by tho Board of Trustees who sludl Rive
public notice of the time and place of holding
such elections, said notice to be given not less
than ten, nnd not more than twenty days previ
ous to the election, by posting notices in five of
the most public places in said Town of Pullman,
or by publishing for a period of not less than
three weeks, in come newspaper published in,
and of general circulation in said town; snid no
tices to contain the object and purpose of 6aid
Sec. 2. The Board of Trustees must, as often
as may bo necessary, appoint throe qnnlified
voters to act as an Election Board, one of whom,
mnst act as Judge, and two a; Clerks of Election
who mnst control and superintend all elections
for Trustees, or other officers required to be
elected nnder this ordinance, and each of B aid
officers comprising said Election Board, shall,
before entering npon the dntieu of their office,
severally take and subscribe tho oath, or affirma
tion direc ted by law in the case of territorial elec
tions, and shall receive the same fees as are al
lowed by law to judges in territorial elections.
Bkc. 8. At all elections the polls shall be
opened at nino o'clock in the morning, and
shall continne open without recess until six
o'clock in the evening, at which time the Board
sltall close the polls. The voting shall be by
ballot and shall be conducted in likejmanner as
is required by law in territorial elections.
Sec. 4. As soon as the polls are closed on the
day of election, the Election Board shall com
mence counting the votes, and the law of the
territory in territorial elections, so far as appli
cable, shall go-orn said count. It shall be the
duty of the member of said Board acting bb
Judge of Election, to string tho ballots at the
time of counting, and after all of said ballots have
l>een eonnted and strung, he shall place them in
a sealed envelope and deliver said envelope to
the Town Clerk who shall dispose of said sealed
envelope in like manner as the County Auditor
is, by the law of the territory, required to do in
the case of territorial elections.
Sec. 5. As si on as all the votes are read off an<l
counted, a certificate shall lie drawn np on each
of the papers containing the poll list and tallies,
or attached thereto, stating the number of Totes
each person voted for hns received, and desig
nating the office (tofill which) he was voted for,
which number shall be written in words at foil
length. Each certificate shall bo signed by each
member of the Election Board; one of Raid cer
tificates, with ballots, poll lists, tally paper and
oath of the members of the Election Board, shall
be sealed np by the Jndge of said Election nnd en
dorsed '"Election Returns," and shall be deliv
ered by one or other member of the Board, to
the Town Clerk in person. The other of said
certificates, with poll lists, tally papers and
oaths of members of the Election Board, shall
be retained by the member of said Board acting
as Judge of snid election, and be preserved by
him for at least six months.
Beo. 6. At the first meeting of the Board of
Trustees after such an election shall have been
held the following oath, or affirmation, shall be
administered by some person haying authority
to administer oaths, to the Town Clerk having
in his possession the election returns of said
Town: "I do solemnly swear, (or affirm ), that
the returns purporting to be the Election Re
turns of the Town of Pullman. Washington ter
ritory, have been in no wise altered by additions
or erasures, and that they are the same as when
I received them, so help me God." The said
oath, or affirmation, to be in writing and signed
by the said Town Cler and placed on file in
the said Town Clerk's office among the papers
pertaining to said election, and them, the said
Town Clerk, with the assistance of the Board of
Trustees, shall proceed to connt the ballots cast
at said election, a statement of which shall be
drawn up and signed by them.
Sec. 7. The person having the highest num
ber of votes for each office to be filled by the vo
ters of the Town, shall be declared duly elected
and the Town Clerk shall immediately notify
him of hia election, and it shall be the duty of
the said Town Clerk to make out and deliver to
any person so notified, a certificate of election
npon his making application to the said Town
Sep. 8. The law of the territory regarding
elections, so far as it is applicable, shall govern
all elections heid under this ordinance.
Sec. 9. This ordinance shall take effect and
be in full force from, and after the date of itp
Passed January 3d, 1889.
Approved January 3d, 1889.
ORVILLE STEWART, Chairman.
Attest: William Newtos, Clerk.
NOTICE OF FINAL PROOF.
Land Office at Walla-Walla, W. T.,
Dec. 12, 1888. Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing-named settler has filed notice of her in
tention to make final proof in support of her
claim, and that said proof will be made before
the judge, or, in his absence, the clerk of the
probate court of Whitman county, W. T., at Col
fax, W. T., on January 29, 1889, vii:
widow of Washington Patterson, deceased, Hd.
E. 304 for the sw q nw q and w hf sw q section
20, nw q nw q section 39. twp 15 n, range 46 c.
She names the following witnesses to prove her
continuous residence upon, *>nd cultivation of,
said land, viz: Albert Reaney, Pullman, W. T.;
Jusper Wilson, Riley Knight, Thomas Stephens,
of Moscow, Idaho.
Any person who desires to protest against the
allowance of such proof, or who knows of any
substantial reason under the law and the regula
tions of the Interior Department why such proof
should not be allowed, will be given an opportu
nity at the above-mentioned time and place to
cross-examine the witnesses of said claimant and
to offer evidence in rebuttal of thnt submitted
by claimant. R. GUICHARD,
Land Office at Walla-Walla, W. T.,
Dec. 24, 1888. Notice is hereby given that the
following-named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
the judge, or, in his absence, the clerk of the
probate court for Whitman county, W. T., at
Colfax W. T., on February 8, 1889, viz:
Emoby H. Stbatton,
HO. E. 2285 for the nw )i se M»a M nw % and c
)4 sw q section 7, twp 14 n, range 46 c. He
names the following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said
land, viz: James H. Collins, Miron Bheldon,
Charles Heater. William Longstreet, all of Mos
Any person who desires to protest against the
allowance of such proof, or who knows of any
substantial reason, under the law and the regu
lations of the Interior Department, why such
proof should not be allowed, will be given an
opportunity at the above mentioned time and
place to cross-examine the witnesses of said
claimant, and to offer evidence in rebuttal of
that submitted by claimant.
9w6 B. GUICHARD, Register.
IN JUSTICE COURT, PKECINCT NO. 2>£.
Territory of Washington, )
County of Whitman, )
In Justice's court, J. T. Lobaugh, justice.
To Charles Lahar: You are hereby notified
that Martin Zender has filed a complaint against
you in said court which will come on to be heard
at my office in the town of Pullman, in Whit
man connty, W. T., on the 28th day of January,
1889, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m., and unless
yon appear and then and there nnswer, the snme
will be taken as confessed and tho demand of the
plaintiff granted. The object and demand of
said complaint is to recover the sum of fifty
tliree and 50-100 dollars on a certain promissory
note and book account, with interest on said
note from the 2d day of January, 1888, at the
rate of one per cent, per month, together with
the cost of the action.
Complaint filed Dec. 27th, 1888.
J. T. Lobmtoh,
9w4 Justice of the Peace.
MRS. S KEELS
has located on Grand street, where she will be
pleased to meet her old friends.
Dress Making & Plain Sewing
in all their branches neatly done.
PULLMAN, - - WASH.
F. L. Sanborn & Co.
Harness and Saddlery
Everything pertaining to the business kept in
stock or manufactured to order on the
shortest notice, and at lowest
prices for No. 1 goods.
Repairing, all Kinds
in our line, will bo
Promptly + Done!
Grand St., - Next to Empire House,
PULLMAN, W. T.
KNAPP, BURRELL & COMPANY,
The Leading Lines of Farm Implements,
Buch as the
MONITOR DRILLS k SEEDERS, GALE SPRING-TOOTH SEEDERS, GARDEN CITY
PLOWS, the celebrated F. D. GANGS, McOORMICK nnd DEERING HAR
VESTING MACHINERY, BAIN WAGONS, RACINE HACKS,
COLUMBUS AND E. & F. BUGGIES, ETC. !
Please Drop In and Look Us Over.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON TEIUUTOKY. |
The Washington Import's Co.
was located only half a mile East of
PULLMAN, W. T. This is so,
and there you can buy
STALLIONS. ALSO, GENUINE
STALLIONB. POLAND-CHINA PIGB
Cattle, and OXFORD-DOWN SHEEP.
All full blood and registered. For
information write to, or come
out and interview, me.
J. W. HOLUNSHEAJD.
WHITE & JACKSON,
THE PULLMAN DRUG STORE.
Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Oils,
PERFUMERY, STATIONERY, FANCY GOODS, ETC.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY.
Z%r- PRESCRIPTIONS accurately compounded Day or Night, and none but PURE DRUGS dis
i penned. Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes, and a first-class Htock of CIGARS and
TOBACCOS always on hand. Your patronage is respectfully solicited.
PULLMAN, - - - WASH. TER.
P. BREMER, THE GROCER
Has a full stock of GROCERIES & PROVISIONS, Hats,
Caps, CLOTHING, Gents' Furnishing Goods, Confrction
ery, Cigars and Tobaccos, CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
all at prices lower than ever before known in this country.
SELLING OUT AT COST!
Having concluded to retire from business, I offer my entire stock of
General Merchandise, at Actual Cost!
I ■would ask my old customers and all others wishing to bny goods
CHEAP, to call and get their winter's supply while
the prices are 40 per cent, LESS THAN
regular rates. I also have
Millinery- & Fancy Goods,
a wjll-selected stock, that will bo 6old £aif° regardless of cost.
C. S. MASON, - - Gsamd St. - - PULLMAN W. T.
IDcrvriien & JVLillei-,
V * TRADE vSg? MARK It
For 25 years the name Hey-
WOOd or\ a boot or srpe has
been a guarantee of its l-pr\esty
in material ar\d workmanship.
Tr^e Hey wood Shoe is the
best weariqg and rrjost com
fortable srpe made for mer\'s
wear, Tr^ey will suit you so
well th^at you will insist upon
having them afterward. T'r\e
next r time you buy a pair of
shoes ask to see the Hey
Sold only by DOWNEN & MILLEE.
LADIES' CLOAKS IN GREAT VARIETY !
which will be closed out at lower prices than ever before.
Large lot Fur Caps
AT A BAKGAIN RIGHT NOW.
P. O. JIUILDIXa, - - PULLMAN.
ELLSWORTH & HUNT,
Plain and Fancy Groceries,
CROCKERY, GLASS AND QUEENS-WARE.
Make a Specialty of Choice Canned Goods,
AND FIRST-CLASS TOBACCOS AND CIGARS.
Our goods are always FRESH, and warranted, and will be sold at "Bed-Rock"
figures right along. JriP Goods delivered free of charge anywhere in city.
Main St., - - Pullman.
STALEY BROS. & CO.,
have just opened, nt STALEY P. 0., a brand new stock
of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, including everything
usually found in a first-class General Store, such as
Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions,
CLOTHING, BOOTS. SHOES, HATS, CAPS, GENTS'
f- FURNISHING GOODS, Ac. 13P~ And our prices will
always be as low as the lowest. Please give ns a call.
| j< ./' .
~ ZENDER & DRINKWATER,
Blacksmitlis, Wagon Makers
HORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALTY.
* . .. . - —
|Kjp~ All my work is guaranteed.
GRAND ST., - - - - PULLMAN, W. T.
REED & PRENTIS,
NO. 1 AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS!
MITCHELL FARM & SPRING WAGONS, BUGGIES, CARTS,
Famous Canton Walking (Jang Plows,
NOWEGIAN WALKING PLOWS, HARROWS, &c.
The "Superior" Drill,
which has no equal in this or any other market You will findit to your interest
to call and Bee us before purchasing, as we will NOT BE UNDERSOLD By any
competing establishment. Don't forget that. ,
PTTT^TAN. -h - - - WASH.
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Cash Assets, - - $1,250,000.
LOSSES PAID—FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.
The Favorite Coast Company.
W. V. WINDUS, Agent, Pullman.
]>X. 13. Phillips,
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OF EVERY DESCRIPTION AND PRICE.
Organs & Sewing Machines,
MIRRORS, OIL PAINTINGS, PICTURES AND FRAMES,
gT* All intending purchasers will find it decidedly to their interest to examine
the complete stock now on hand. I propose to sell cheaper than any other firm
in this business in the Palouse country. .
Bank of Pullman,
PULLMAN, WASH. TEE.
,T. A. Perkins, President. W. V. Windus, Cashier.
( Incorporated under the Banking Laws of Washington Territory.)
Transacts a Regular Banking Business.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME DEPOSITS.
Loans on Farm Property Negotiated
AT LOW RATES.
Draw on New York, San Francisco, Portland, Colfax, Moscow,
and all the principal points in Europe.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: ;"■;
Wm. Ladd, Portland. A. L. Mills, Colfax. J. A. Perkins, Colfax
H. J. Webb, Pullman. . W. V. Wixdds, Pullman.
I LEAD ALL OTHERS |
8 Every Style and Price. Guaranteed Un- %
ix equalled for Operation, Economy, X
X Durability and Workmanship. 1
X Improvements and Conveniences found in no others.
X ALWAYS RELIABLE! POPULAR EVERYWHERE S
X SOI.D EXCIXSIYIXY BY t
& PULLMAN, - - WASHINGTON TEE. X
We also keep on han the largest stock of
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Iron, Steel & Tinware,
and the most extensive assortment of
Lamps and Trimmings, Oils, Crockery, &c,
to bo found in- the whole Palonse country. Don't forget it
REPAIRING AND JOB WORK
promptly attended to by experienced -workmen.
It pays to trade with the FARISS BROS., for you are then sure of reliable
goods, low prices, and a square deal all around. Call and see.
"Everybody Knows Mike,"
Yet it is not everybody who knows that MICHAEL H. LEITCH keeps
THE "MINT" SALOON,
Such is the fact, and when you want
PURE WINES, LIQUORS, OR IMPORTED
CIGAES, ALES, PORTER, HALF-AND-HALF,
37- TRY THE " BUNT." ,^j
I PULLMAN, ... . WASHTEIL
ondranght.t "THEMINT," ard at
Orders for Keg Beer may be left at either of the
above places and will be promptly nliea.
JOS. NIEDEESTADT, - Proprietor,