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Abstract of the Proceedings of the
Board of County Commissioners
Whitman Co., Wash.
The board of county commissioners
met, pursuant to adjournment, it,..
cember 18, 1911, all the members
Current Expense Claims Allowed
Anderson, J. A. livery and
commissioner $ 2.50
Anderson & Kimbrougb, Agts,
premium on Co. Farm ins.. 18.80
Cole, Win., exp. as deputy
Colfax Gazette, advertising. . 2.25
Colfax Insurance & Realty Co.,
premium on court h'se ins. 140.00
Button, D. L., livery for Co.
Button, D. 1... livery for Co.
engineer - „„
Dutton, D. I. . livery for Co.
ECastep, .1. 8., exp. as deputy
Graham, John W. & Co., sup
plies for Co. engineer 1 5.50
Hodgins, H. ('.. Inspecting
bridges and exp 9.75 I
Hodgins, 11. C, exp, as dep
uty Co. engineer 8.65
Irwin-Hodson Co., supplies
for auditor 2.50
Maguire, Dr. E., attending in
Mattoon, Mrs. J. <),. assisting
Model Steam Laundry, laun
dry for court house 1.45
McCaw. J. M., exp. as Co. en
McCroskey, S. M., Co, auditor,
railroad fare for indigents. 262.80
Neergaard, R. J., agt., pre
mium on court house ins.. . 160.00
School District No. 1, rent of
high school bldg, for county
institute 1 5.00
Shaw & Borden Co., supplies
for Supt. and Co. engineer. 7.si
Squires, John, agt., premium
on court house ins 30.00
White Drug Store, medicine
and disinfectants for indi
Willey, L. <> livery for
Hunter, D. A., Inspecting
work of building Co, Farm
Ristvedt, Tom, labor 8.00
Moller, Herbert, labor 4.00
The claim of .Miner Lewallen for
meals for constable, $1.25, and of
Russell Supply Company for supplies
for an indigent. $12.20, were rejected.
Road and Bridge Claims Allowed
Iniprivenient Bond No. 5—
Dyer, Clifford, assisting sur
Grimes, W. IS., assisting sur
McCaw, ,T. M., exp. as surveyor. 6.45
Road District Claims Allowed
Finch & Sons, drayage $ 9.50
Overholt, W. E., labor 3.00
Paddock, E. E., supplies 6.85
tools and nails 6.00
District No. —
Colfax Implement Co., tools
and supplies 23.00
District No. 7—
Inland Implement Co., repairs
for steam roller 30.75
Inland Implement Co.. ma
chine extra 9.00
Libby, F. S., hlacksinithing. . 10.25
Boyd, A. R., Foreman 47.50
Whitlow, Earl, labor 33.25
Crick, Nick, labor 1 2.60
Woodruff, Ed, labor 8.00
Swaney, Henry, labor 8.00
Warnice, John, labor 5.50
Dean, Mart, labor 9.60
Wlsslnk, George, labor 6.00
Bush, John, labor 7.50
Schmettlos, Anthnej', labor . . 6.50
Tews, Wm., labor 7.00
Caltaux, Nick, labor 9.00
Kaufman, John, labor 6.00
Orders an to Taxes
Certificates of Delinquency cover
ing the nh of 22-13-39 «'. the taxes
of 1909 and prior year».imiounting
to $40.49, were ordere-l to be re
deemed for the reason thai all of said
lands except the swq of the neq was,
prior, to 1909, government land. The
treasurer was directed fccu>lke
proper adjustment of taxes Nhl'l-*O9
on the assessable portion of safF lands
for that year and also for the tract
thereinto which ownership had heen
acquired prior to 1909.
On the application of W. M. Dun
can, country treasurer, the following
cancellations of taxes were ordered:
Tax of $3.89 for 1905 on a 10-acre
tract east of the O. R. & N. right-of
way in the nw of nw of 6-18-42, the
tract being so indefinitely described
that it can not be accurately located.
Tax of $12.60 for 1905 on lot 4,
block 20, Powers add. to Palouse.
This lot was sold to the county In
1907 for all the taxes then due or de
linquent against said lot. ' ; <
Tax of $36.07 for 1905, 1906,
1907, 1908 and 1909 on seh 12-18
--29, the quarter being government
land and not assessable for any of
Tax of 63c for 1906 on lots 1, 2
'and 8, block 3, Roberts addition.
Oakesdale, for the reason that said
lots were the property of tin. town.
Tax of $1.74 for th.' years 1905,
>'HI,; and 1907 on lots 3 and 4, block
8, L. F. Smith's addition to Endicott
for the reason that these lots were
than owned by the town.
Tax of $1.98 for the years 1906,
1906, 1907, 1908 and 1909 on lots
■' and '''■ block 13, Elberton, said lots
being Included in a county road.
Tax of 46c for 1905 against lot 9,
block 3, First addition to Elberton on
account of the lot being owned and
used as church property.
Tax of 35c for the years 1905 and
1907 against lot i. block 6, Fairview
addition to Pullman, for the reason
that it Is Included in a county mad.
The hearing in the matter of the
George Noe change in Stephens road
was continued to February 19. 1912,
at I o'clock p. m.
The board ordered the establish
ment of th.. Kjack road, directing in
the said order that the road be moved
20 feel east of th.. line of survey
along the lands of Mrs. 1., nis Mor
gan, thus placing the mil width of
the retail upon her lands. It. was
ordered also that said Mrs, Denla
Morgan be granted $28.00 to cover
li.. cost of constructing a fence along
hit said road on her land.
Upon the application of W. T. Gra
ham, accompanied by a petition
signed by T. F. Ayler and 13 others,
md also by a satisfactory bond, the
board granted the applicant license to
on duct a pool and billiard room in
he 1 town of Winona for the period of
The county engineer's first esti
mate of grading done on Improve
ment Road No. 1 to December 5,
1911, was filed, said estimate show
ng the work so done to amount to
The county superintendent's report
if expenditures from the Institute
fund was approved,
The board made an order releasing
[anna & Hanna and U. L. Ettlnger
'rom all obligations to further prose
cute or assist in prosecuting any of
he persons who were connected with
he failure' of the. Palouse Slate Hank.
Appeal from the action of the
•ounty superintendent in transferring
he nwh of the neq of 30-17-4 I from
school district No. 21 to school dis
rict No. 51, having been filed with
he' board, the order made by the
>oard on November 20, 1911, ap
troving said action, was vacated and
he county superintendent was direct
id to file with the board on or before
10 days from date a transcript of
iis proceedings in making said trans
er. It was further ordered that
lending decision on the appeal, the
loundaries of said districts remain
a they were.
The board adjourned to meet Janu
ry 2, 1912, at 10 o'clock a. m.
IUPERIOR COURT PROCEEDINGS
luminary of Business Transacted
During the Week
City of Pullman vs. 0.-W. R. &
Co.-— Order sustaining demurrer.
Francis Alice Grant vs. Richard
'>. Grant— Decree of divorce granted
o the plaintiff.
Thomas Culbertson vs. Gilbert
Hunt Co. —Order overruling motion.
Clarissa Ellen Dubay vs. Carl
Worm Demurrer of defendant to
the complaint argued and taken tin
let' advisement by the court.
B. D. Henry el al. vs. Frank Teal
—Judgment against the defendant.
State vs. T. W. Colvln —Commit-
ted to the State Training School.
A. W. Witherspoon vs. Palouse
State Bank—Order to sell notes,
W. F. Burrell vs. T. J. we. et
al. — Order of default.
J. A. Balsinger vs. M. B. Elliott
Judgment against the defendant.
J. A. Balsinger vs. Farmers State
Bank —Garnishee defendant; Judg
ment against defendant.
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
of Maiden vs. 11. Mihlke ■•! al. —
Judgment against defendants.
F. Q. Monroe vs. .1. E. Nelson el
al. —Temporary Injunction.
C. H. Kile vs. James A. Cole et al.
—Judgement in favor of the plain
Farmers Implement Co. vs. Ameri
can Express Co. — Garnishee defend
ant — Order of dismissal.
W. F. Burrell, trustee, vs. T. J.
Powe et al. — Decree to quiet title.
Sprague Rochdale Store Co. vs.
Charles H. Golden et ux. -Judgment
against the defendants.
Estate of Walter G. Kretzer —Or-
der fixing time for settlement, and
order to show cause on distribution.
Estate of Nora B. Wilson —Order
fixing time of hearing on confirma
tion of sale of real estate.
Estate of XV. M. Alexander—Or
der admitting will to probate and ap
pointing Florence Alexander execut
rix it bout bonds.
Guardianship of Wauneta /kites
Calfee at a!.- -Letters issued to J. L.
Estate of Harris \V. Creet Order
Estate, of Frank bowling— Letters
of administration issued to Annie
Estate of John Vourliss—Order
der appointing guardian ml litem;
Estate of Mary Jane Cal fee Or
der approving final account, and
Decree of distribution.
Estate of Henry O'Dell -Order ad
mitting will to probate and appoint
ing Mary C. O'Dell executrix with
out bonds; Order appointing apprais
Estate of Daniel P. 1.. Koogle—-
Petition for letters of administration
and order fixing time of bearing,
Estate of Mary I. Sllnkhard -Or
der appointing T. A. Sllnkhard ad
ministrator upon filing a bond for
Estate of Bernard Kllkelly- Order
to lease real estate.
Estate of Flossie 1!. Stelner— Pe
tition to sell real estate; and Order
to show cause,
Kittle Cook —Petition for letters
>f administration and Order fixing
time, for hearing.
Estate of Sadie Mood Order ap
pointing guardian ad litem.
Guardianship of Anda I!. Syron el
al, I.c.tiers i tied to Silas P. S. Ron
Estate of Wells Babcock- Petition
for permanent administrator and Or
der fixing time for hearing,
Estate of George VV. and Ella Po
land Order appointing John Molln
administrator with bond at $2011; Or
der appointing appraisers.
Estate of Henry Van Scholck—Or
der admitting will to probate and ap
pointing Charles 11. Van Scholck ex
ecutor without bonds.
Estate of Margaret run -Order
closing real estate.
Estate of W. .1. Alexander—Or
der appoint appraisers.
Guardianship of Susie Nichols-
Decree approving final account of
guardian and dlscnarging guardian
and his bond,
Kstate of On llle It; France— Order
admitting will to probate and ap
pointing Ella .1. France execrutrlx
without bond; Order directing publi
cation of notice to creditors and Or
der appointing appraisers.
tate of Clara K. Busch Or lor
fixing time for settlement, and Or
der to how cause on distribution.*
B. I). Henry and M. J. Rumbaugh
vs. Frank Teal — Action for money
due on note.
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
of Maiden vs. 11. Mihlke ci ux. Ac
tion for money due on note.
P. G. Monroe vs. .1, 10. Nelson et
al.-— Foreclosure of chattel mort
First National Bank of Maiden vs.
A. F. Johnson—Action for money due
George A. Schy vs. Nellie P. Schy
—Action for divorce.
State vs. L. Borin —Petit Larceny.
State vs. Harry Feltom — Assault
in the third degree.
Money to Lottit.
The Pullman Savings, r.nd Loan
Association has money to loan on
Improved property at reasonable
The principal and interest can be
paid in small monthly payments thus
making the Savings and Loan plan a
desirable one for persons having a
moderate income. Or, if desired, the
entire loan can be paid at any time
without any bonus.
The money you are now paying for
house rent will, ln a few years, If
applied to Savings and Loan Stock,
purchase you a home.
This association has been in op
eration nearly nina years and has as
sisted in building nearly 100 dwel
ling bouses In Pullman it is com
pose! of local people exclusively, its
members being those persons who
have taken out loans or have pur
chased savings stock.
For particulars apply to any of
fleer of the association.
J. N. Emerson, president; M. X
Certainly Washington, with its '
cheap lands, fertile soil, its progres
sive people, its mild and healthful
climate and freedom from the natur
al terrors of earthquakes and torna
does which trouble so many parts of
the world, offers the person who
would change his abode opportunities
second to none throughout the earth's
T. ALLISON BALL
Examination made by appointment
Phone LtHR Pullman, Wash.
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By CHARLES KLEIN and
i ARTHUR HORNBLOW
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(.Continued from last week.)
Annie entered the presence of the
famous lawyer pale and ill at ease
This sudden summons to Judge
Brewster's private office was so unex
pected thai it came like' a shock. For
lays she had haunted the premises
sitting in the outer office for hours at
a tut,i exposed to the stare and
covert smiles of thoughtless clerks
and office boys. Her requests for an
Interview had been met with curt re
lusals. They her said the judge
was out of town or else that he was
too busy to be Been At last, cvi
dently acting upon orders, they flat
ly refused to even send in her name,
and she. had about abandoned hope
when, all at once, a clerk approached
her, and addressing her more politely
than usual, said that the judge would
see her in a few minutes.
Her heart gave a great throb. Al
most speechless from surprise, she
stammered a faint thanks and braced
herself for the Interview on which so
much depended. For the flrsl time
since the terrible affair bad happened,
there was a faint glimmer of hope
ahead. If only she could rush over
to the Tombs and tell Howard the
Joyful news bo he might keep up cour
age! It was eight days now since
Howard's arrest, and the- trial would
take place In six weeks. There was
still time to pare a strong defense
If th.. judge would only consent to
take the case, She was more sure
than ever that a clever lawyer would
have no difficulty in convincing a jury
that Howard's alleged "confession"
was untrue and improperly obtained.
In the intervals of waiting to see
the lawyer, she had consulted every
one she knew, and among others she
had talked with Dr. Bernstein, the
noted psychologist, whom she had
seen once at Yale. He received her
kindly and listened attentively to her
story. When she had finished he had
evinced the greatest Interest He
told her that he happened to be the
physician called In on the night of the.
tragedy, and at that time he had
grave doubts at; to it being a case of
murder He believed it was suicide,
and In' had told ('apt. Clinton so, but
Hie. police captain had made up his
mind, and that was the end of it.
11..ward's "confession," he went on,
really meant nothing If called to the
stand he could show the jury that a
hypnotic subject can be made to
"confess" to anything. In the Inter
est of truth, justice, and science, he
said, he would gladly come to her
All this she would tell Judge Brew
ster. It would be of great help to
him, mi doubt, Suddenly, a cold
shiver ran through her. How did she
know he would take the case? Per
haps this summons to his office was
only to tell her once more that he
would have nothing to do with her
and her husband. She wondered why
he had decided so suddenly to see
her and. like a flash, an idea came to
her. She had seen Mr. Jeffries, Sr.,
enter the inner sanctum and, in
stinctively, she felt that she had
something to do with his visit. The
banker had come out accompanied by
a richly dressed woman whom she
guessed to be his wile.
She looked with much interest at
Howard's stepmother. She had heard
so much about her that It seemed to
her that she knew her personally. As
Alicia swept proudly by, the eyes of
the two women met, and Annie was
surprised to see in the banker's wife's
face, instead of the cold, haughty
stare she expected, a wistful, longing
look, as if she would like to stop and
talk with her, but dare not. In an
other Instant she was gone, and, obey
ing a clerk, who beckoned her to fol
low him, she entered Judge Brew
The lawyer looked up as she came
in, but did not move from his seat.
Gruffly he said:
"How long do you Intend to keep
up this system of — warfare? How
long are you going to continue for
cing your way into this office?"
"1 didn't force my way In," she said,
quietly. 'I didn't expect to come in.
The clerk said you wanted to see me."
The lawyer frowned and scrutinized
her closely. After a pause, he said:
"I want to tell you for the fiftieth
time I can do nothing for you."
"Fifty?" she echoed. "Fifty did you
say.' Really, It doesn't seem that
Judge- Brewster looked at her quick
ly to see if she was laughing at him.
Almost peevishly, he said:
"For the last time-, I repeat I can
do nothing for you."
"Not the last time, judge," she re
plied, shaking her head. "I shall
come again tomorrow."
The lawyer swung around la his
chair with indignation.
"Ye* Mir." she said (oeiutly
X "You're determined fo .ores your
**l in here?" exclaimed th.. lawyer
'Tea, sir." , ' >-;
The .bulge banged the desk with his
"But I won't allow It! I have some
thing to say you know! 1 can't Mr
nit this to go on. I repraaeat my
ollent, Mr. Howard Jeffries, Sr., and'
he won't consent to my taking up
your husband's case."
There was a shade of sarcasm In
Annnle's voice as she asked calmly: '
"Can't you do ii without his con
The lawyer looked at her grimly.
"I can," he blurted out, "but— l
Her eyes (lasted as she replied
"Well rait oui.ht to —"
(Continued next week)
Every Farmer Ills own Painter.
Any man an do an average job of
painting, and can therein not only
Improve the appearance of his place,
but can add greatly to the' durabil
ity of the buildings.
The average farmer, if there is
such a thing, seems to think that
paint is used solely tor ornament,
and as he. is of all men must keenly
practical, he eschews what he regards
vis an unprofitable luxury. li is
perhaps the rule rather than the ex
ception in some sections to see
houses and agricultural Implements
sadly in need of repaint.
Of course paint, does Improve the
appearance of property, but. it Is far
inure useful as a protector rather
than an ornament. The expenditure
of a small amount of money and time
In painting a valuable piece of farm
machine. or a building will add
greatly to the- length of its life. An
other useful object accomplished by
painting is the Improved sanitary
conditions of buildings and out
houses The cost of such work is
small, the necessary equipment not
expensive, and with proper care will
last a long lime-.
In order to supply Information
which will enable the farmer to pur
chase the paints economically and ap
ply them intelligently and to the best
advantage, Secretary Wilson caused
experts in the Bureau of Chemistry
to investigate the subject and pre
pare Farmers Bulletin X... 171 call
ing attention to the economic Import
ance of painting farm buildings ami
equipment and giving details as to
the cost, purchase, and care of
brushes, cost of the Ingredients need
ed, how lo mix and apply them.
Paint conveys to he casual reader
the. idea of a mixture of pigment with
linseed oil, but. the- general concep
tion of the word Includes both white
wash and calcimine, but not varnish,
and the bulletin gives several very
valuable recipes for making both of
those excellent coatings for both the
out and inside of buildings,
The Secretary in addition to urg-
There has been no m.oe troublesome insect affecting garden crops
than the root maggot this past year. Unfortunately there Is no treatment
•hat will Insure complete success. It is suggested that the ground where
the plants were affected he thoroughly cultivated during the fall to destroy
the grubs of this maggot in the ground where they Stay to pass the winter.
The insect that occasions this trouble resembles closely the common house
fly, but i-, somewhat smaller. In some districts it is the commonest fly to
1... found in houses. Treatment of the soil with wood ashes, lime, etc., are
usually not very successful ami hardly pay for the trouble to apply them.
Some- ess has been had by treating the soil with tobacco or kerosene
emulsion early In the spring. The object of this is to deter the files from
laying their eggs in the protected places. Growing plants under muslin
cover early in the season will, of course, keep the flies away, and In some
districts la extensively practiced. Cabbages can be protected by placing a
three-inch disc of tar paper as a collar around their stems at the time of
setting out. Spraying the soil about th. plants several times during the
early summer with carbolated lime is perhaps the best remedy. This spray
can bo made by adding an ounce of crude carbolic acid to ten gallons of
milk of lime.
Fifth Annual Inland Empire
To Oregon and California
OVKK THE LINKS OF Till: 0.-W. It. & N. AM) SOUTHERN
From Spokane and Walla Walla to Urn Angeles, Calif.
by special train of standard sleeping car- and two dining cars,
Which will be operated on an independent time- schedule from in
itial point to destination without change It also Includes a side
trip by special train of day coaches from Los Angeles to Redlands,
Riverside and return.
Spokane $ I 00. Walla Walla $95
These fares Include railroad ticket for the entire round-trip,
alio berth in sleeping car and all meals, whether In the dining
cars or hotels along the way, from Spokane to Los Angeles, going
trip only. The side trip to Redlands and Riverside, tours of both
cities and luncheon at the Glenwood Mission Inn, are also in
Two tickets entitle holders to a full section in sleeping car.
Return limit of tickets April 30, 1912.
Stopovers at pleasure allowed on return trip.
Make reservations early. A deposit of $20.00 will be required
on each ticket when reservation Ib made.
For further Information see your local 0.-W. R. & N. agent.
> ■ ' ' •rntm*
Ing the proper use of paints for both
I useful and ornamental purposes, for
| he does not think anything too good ■
: or attractive for the farm homes, em
phasized several precautions: "Do
not use any paint containing com
pounds of lead about stables or out
buildings where the fumes from de
caying organic matter occur, since
tnen- gases are. likely to darken the
lead paints. Do not use with lead
compounds any pigment which may
liberate compounds of sulphur. For
example, ultamarine blue white con
tains sulphur in a form In which it
may be set free is a beautiful and
very permanent blue and may he
used with zinc white, but should not
he used with white load or any other
lead pigments. Prussian blue, on the
contrary, does not contain sulphur
and may be used with lead pigments.
"Remember that turpentine and
benzine are very lnflamable and es
pecial precautions should be taken
uot to bring paint containing these
substances near any light or open
"Many pigments are poisonous, and
Mi.' workman should be particularly
careful to remove all paint stains
from the skin, and not under any cir
cumstances allow any of It to get
Into his mouth. A man should not
cat in the aams clothes In which ho
has been painting, and before eating
should not only change his clothes
but wash all paint stains from his
skin. It is not advisable to use turp
entine or benzine In removing paint
stains from the hands, but by oiling
thoroughly with llseed oil, or, in fact,
with any fatty oil, and then thor
oughly washing with soap, the paint
may be removed, provided It has not
been allowed to dry too thoroughly on
Fighting for Honors
MOSCOW, Ida., Dec. 20, —This city
and Latah county are having diffi
culty in retaining the' honors and
benefits from having won the sweep
stakes as well as first prize on the
carload Of Wagener apples recently
at the Spokane National Apple Show.
Medford, Ore., was first to be adver
tised in the east as having won the
sweepstakes on a car of Newtons,
which car, it was said, was sold to
I he royal family of Denmark.
A real estate firm of Coeur d'
vie-ne is carrying page and half-page
advertisements In the Weekly Jour
nal, of that city, which claim sweep
stakes at the last National Apple
Show at Spokane for Wagoners, on
the very car which the Moscow car
defeated for the first prize and
The matter baa been referred to
the postal authorities and it is
thought an order can he secured
against the use of thei mails by this
firm for this particular advertise