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PAre Making Tour of Inspection Over Routes
Suggested for Proposed State Highway
from Spokane to Walla Walla
Senator Oliver Hall of Colfax re
cently invited a number of state
senators and State Highway Com
missioner Roberts to lake- an auto
mobile trip over the- suggested
routes of the proposed state highway
between Spokane and Walla Walla.
The Invitation was accepted and the
party left Spokane Monday, going to
Colfax via Spangle and Rosalia. Mon
day night was spent at Colfax and
Tuesday the party went on to Walla
.Walla. Wednesday morning they
started for Pomeroy and came »up
Steptoe canyon to this city.
C. S. Caddis. E. W. McCann, J. M.
Reid and Wm. Goodyear, represent
ing the Pullman Chamber of Com
merce,met the party at Alpowa and j
W. R. Belvail, ex-Senator Joseph Ar-!
rasmlth and George C. Jewett, repre
senting the people of Palouse, were
also at the ferry to greet the visit
ors. The party did not reach Alpowa
till after 6 o'clock and the trip up
the canyon after dark wns'somewhat
of a thriller. The grade is all right,
but the road is narrow and rough
and perilous for automobiles, but the
Pullman car. driven by George Muir,
acted as pathfinder and the trip was
made without accident. The lights
of the automobile- from Palouse
would not work and the driver, with
C. N. Caddis nnd W. R. Belvail. re
mained over night at a house at the
foot of the canyon, reaching Pullman
early yesterday morning. )
. .The party reached Pullman at
>;about 9 o'clock In the evening and
were at once taken to the City restau-I
rant, where supper was served.
After supper a smoker was held at
the Chamber cf Commerce building,
•.where the road situation was infor
mally discussed.
j F. M. Slagle presided,-and first
called upon Senator Nichols of King
county, who briefly defined the pro
visions of the- state highways law and
vigorously roasted the old plan of
appropriating money to build 'a few
miles beginning and ending nowhere.
State Highway Commissioner Rob
erts was the next speaker and re
viewed the work on state highways
for the past seven yean, during
which about 000,000 has been
spent and most of it thrown away.
Mr. Roberts explained that the half
mill provided in the law for state
highways will raise about $500,000 a
year and as there are now 18 pro
jected highways he said it is evi
dent that little work can be done
with the money. He is in favor of
putting all the money on two or three
ally needed highways Instead of
distributing it as political sops
among a dozen different sections of
'he state. ii said that the only state
highway which the legislature has ac
tually agreed upon is what is known
48 road No. 7, or the "Sunset High
way." This road is to run from Se
ttle through the Snoqualmie Pass.
Ellensburg, Wenatchee, . Watervllle.
Davenport, Spokane and thence on
to the border of the state. Part of
th 's road In Spokane and Lincoln
counties Is now In course of construe
*». Another road is known as the
Pacific Highway." starting at Blame
and' running through nine county
'*ats along the coast and terminat
es at Vancouver. The latter, how
• F». has only been suggested.
"U appears to me," said Mr. Rob
*"B, "that the whole proposition in
'Whitman county depends upon what
grossing i s finally selected. . If the
enawawa crossing is chosen, it
°uld be considerably out of the way
IjO have the highway run through
; oilman, if the crossing at Almota
£3:■ selected the road could be very
; easily m a{ j c to go through both col-
I li and Pullman, while if the cross-
I f Dg Was made at the Steptoe canyon
.jerry the road would run through
ollon, Johnson and thence to Pull-
I *n - Colfax, In this case, would be
off the route." •.-. •
*/^ enator Hall was the next speaker
:r 1, d said that he had always been
imposed to the theory of state high
* ay» Bnd bad worked and voted
■ gam «t them until the last session,
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The Pullman Herald
CVOted tQ the best of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
when Senator Nichols had suggested j
■ plan which appealed to him. This!
Plan was to slop the practice of using i
the fund raised for the construction j
"' highways as a pork barrel, to sat
isfy the demands cf the different
sections of the state and to expend it
°" the construction of a road con
necting the eastern and western por
tions of Washington and upon two
highways running north and south
between important trade centers oft
•lie- east and west sides. He said that j
there seemed to be a mistaken Idea ]
that the last legislature passed a bill j
locating a road to run from Spokane
to Walla Walla along the eastern
border of the county and state,
touching Rockford. Palouse-, Pull
man, Colfcm and Uniontown, in Whit
man county, then through Pomeroy,
Dayton and Waitsburg to Walla
Walla. This is wrong. There never
has been any bill passed establishing
a road between Walla Walla and Spo
kane. The house did pass a bill out
lining such a road in red Ink on the
map, but it did :;ot provide for the
expenditure of one penny of money
In Whitman county. The senate
passed a bill providing for a stale
highway between Spokane and Walla
Wallai to touch Colfax, if feasible.,
but not fixing a defin'te route, dud
carrying with it an appropriation of
$50,000 to be spent in construction
work in Whitman county. The- con
ference committee appointed by the
senate and house deadlocked on these
two measures and as a result neither
one passed. Senator Hall said that
unless the people of Whitman county
could get together and stop fighting
over different routes, there- would be
no state- highway constructed through
the county and explained that lie- had
invited the party of senators to go
over both the suggested routes so
that they could decide for themselves
which was the most feasible.
Senator Bowen of King county
said that he bail nothing to add to
the remarks made except to bear
witness to the- fact that Senator Hall
had been absolutely fair in the- mat
ter and had not tried to influence
the party in any way in favor of
either of the proposed routes.
D. A. Scott of Ritzville. republi
can nominee for state senator, made
a few remarks in which he predicted
that the visit of the west side sen
ators would result in great benefit
regardless of road matters.
President Bryan invited the visit
ors to inspect the College and the
meeting adjourned.
The members of the party who
came up from Alpowa were Senators
Hall of Colfax and Nichols and
Bowen of Seattle, State Highway
Commissioner Roberts, W. R. White,
chief engineer of the highway de
partment; D. A. Scott of Ritzville
and County Engineer McCaw. Sen
ator Pliny Allen of Seattle, ex-Sen
ator D. H. Cox of Walla Walla, and
M. M. Mattlson, staff correspondent
of the Seattle Times, came up by way
of Almota. The party visited the
College yesterday morning and then
left for Palouse.
Grain Market Inactive
Pullman grain buyers report very
little- activity in the market during
the past week, the majority of the
farmers holding for better prices.
The following prices are quoted by
local buyers:
Red Russian 63c
Club and hybrid 64°
Fortyfold **c
Bluestem * c
No. 1 oats ' '."'
Choice oats " '
The quotations on wheat range
about 3 cents per bushel lower than
at this time last year, while oats are
bringing 15 cents loss per 100
pounds. It is estimated by grain
buyers that but little more than 25
per cent of the 1912 crop is sold.
John Swall left yesterday tor Great
Falls. Mont., where he has a home
Practice Game Proves a Waterloo
Beef and Brawn of Spoknne Xo
Match for Speed and Pluck of
Pullman High Roys
The team of football husl ; .-s rep
resenting the big Lewis and Clark
high school of Spokane "ame down
last Saturday to indulge <n .1 "prac
tice" game with the Pullman high
j school team. They went home sad
der and wiser young men. with their
[hopes of the state championship
] punctured. It was a case of beef
and over-confidence vs. speed and
determination and the beef 10. I,
The Spokane team, the heaviest
turned out by the Lewis and Clark
school for several years, came on the
Held expecting to have a walkover.
They thought it was a matter of
"We came, we saw, we conquered,"
and many of the spectators seemed
to lit- of the same opinion when they
! noticed how small the Pullman boys
looked when they lined up against
their bulky antagonists. But tin
visitors overlooked the speed and ag
gressiveness which had been drilled
into the Pullman players for two
years by Coach Cava and still further
developed by Coach Hinderman.
Spokane won the toss and elected
to receive the kick-off. They made
yardage several times by line
plunges and end runs, but the Pull
man defense stiffened with each
play, and soon the ball went over.
Pullman fumbled on the first pass
and Spokane recovered the- i all, but
almost Immediately one of the backs
dropped it and Butler, Pullman's
speedy little end, scooped ii up and
ran "it) yards for a touchdown, from
which Henry kicked goal. The game
had been in progress less than five
minutes and the spectators went
Encouraged by. this good start, the
Pullman boys settled down' like vet
erans and never allowed the visitors
to get within striking distance of the
goal. Spokane was clearly outplayed
during the rest of the game, both In
offense and defense. Their superior
weigh) availed nothing and time
"Jolly Entertainers" Appreciative
Regard Their Pullman Engagement
as One of the Best on Their
Fnt ire Trip
The Herald has received a copy of
Good Will, the little paper published
by the inmates of H. M. Draper's
Children's Industrial Home at De i
Moines, Wash. It contains an ac
count of the recent trip of the "Jolly
Entertainers," which refers to their
visit at Pullman as follows:
"In this territory we had a date
for two nights at Moscow, Idaho, but
here the probate officer and prose
cuting attorney had evidently come
in contact with some old fossil, who
wanted to become- conspicuous as be
ing interested in the welfare of
children, so they interpreted the
child labor law so closely that tiny
WOUld not allow us to perform in the
theater or even play ok the street,
thus making themselves obnoxious in
the eyes of the people. Of course
this left us on expense with two open
dates, so we made a "wildcat" jump
over to Pullman, Wash., where we
Local Niinrods in Unique Contest
Two Teems Will Hunt Prairie
Chickens aad own Must Ban
quet Winners Quail Hunt
ing Tabooed
The members of the Pullman Rod
and Gun club will participate in a
unique contest next Sunday, when
two teams from that organization
will hie themselves to the grain
fields in quest of prairie chickens.
The team bagging the greatest num
ber of these toothsome birds will be
the guests at a banquet provided by
the losing team, at which the prairie
chickens will furnish the principal
article of diet. The wives and sweet
hearts of the contestants will be the
guests of honor at the banquet and a
general good time will be enjoyed.
after time their backs were piled up I
be tore- they could get started. They
pulled off two pretty forward
passes for good gains, but could make
little headway through the line.
On the other hand the light but
fast and shifty Pullman backs, aided
by excellent Interference, qunctured
the Spokane- line consistently, carry
ing the ball within Spokane's 10
--yard line once during the first half
and ending a steady march down the
field on Spokane's four-yard line
When the referee's whistle terminat
ed the contest. Had there be-on a
couple of minutes to play. Pullman
would almost certainly haw added
another touchdown to the score,
Every player em the- Pullman team
deserves the highest praise- for each
one did bis part well. Much was ex
pected of the veterans of last year's
team and each one of them deliv
ered the goods, but special mention
is due to tin- new players. Struppler,
at center, played the redoubtable
"Curly" Adams to a standstill. Hob
Moss, at quarter, handled tbe- ball
and ran back punts as if be- had been
doing it all bis life. Butler, at end,
was "Johnny on the spot" every time-.
Murray Collier, who played right I
guard in place of Tom Hinchliff, who
was out because of a game leg, was I
one of the surprises of the game.
Weighing less than 14 0 pounds, he
made up in speed and grit what he
lacked in weight ami put up a stone- i
Wall defense.
Hut one of the chief factors in he |
great victory was Coach Hinderman
and too much credit can not be given
to him. Not only lias he gotten bis
squad into first class physical condi
tion, and thoroughly imbued them
with the fighting spirit, but he has I
developed team work and un inter- 1
ference which will mean consistent
gains and bids fair to win the- county
championship again.
-j, The tooting of the- bigl) school '
bunch was a feature of the game,
which enthused ihe crow and stimu
lated the players. E. 11. Letterman
was so pleased with the work of the I
boys that after the game he presented I
the team with a check for $25!
had omitted making a date- owing to!
the opera bouse being destroyed by
fire. But the situation was soon
changed for the trustees of the
Christian church met us on the street
and immediately offered us the free
use of thler large auditorium, and
our rebuff at Moscow turned out to
i make for us oho of the best dates on
our trip. We 'not only had the use
of the church free for our big pro
gram Saturday night, but were in
vited to occupy the same church on
Sunday night for a sacred concert,
1 in lieu of the union services in which
all the protestant churches took part.
Chairs were carried from both the
Methodist and Presbyterian churches
to accommodate the big crowd and
the side aisles and front of the
church were filled with people stand
ing. Before closing the pastor com
plimented both the children and
those having charge- of them, and on
behalf of the trustees and members
of his church extended a hearty wel
come either on a Sunday evening or
any old time, to th" use of this
Although the open season on quail
commenced the first of this month,
quail shooting will be strictly ta
booed by the gun club members and
any member who shoots a quail will
be disqualified in the contest. The
li gal bag limit on chickens is five
per day, and no contestant will be
permitted to kill more than that
All members of the- gun club who
wish to participate in the contest may I
leave their names with Harry Austin,
secretary, at the Club barber shop,
before Saturday night, and t. am.- will
he chosen from this list by the two
captains early Sunday morning, be
fore starting on the hunt. Hugo
Klossner and T. C. . Martin will act I
as captains of the two squads
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Interesting Items of News Taken From the
First Issue of the Paper Show Changes
in City—Thos. Neill Founder
With this issue- The Herald enters
, upon its twenty-fifth year of con
: tinuous activity, and a glance at Vol
ume l. Xo. I, of Ho- paper discloses
, many Interesting facts, The Herald
was established in November, 1888,
lev Thos. Neill, now Judge of the su
perior court of ibis county. Mr.
Neill came to Pullman from North
Dakota early in 1888 and at once
became possessed of iin- idea that
I Pullman needed a live newspaper as
'. well as a good attorney-. Mr. Neill
communicated with .1. .1. Bar gent, a
' newspaper man of considerable ex
perience In N'e-ill's home state, to the:
end that on November 2 of that year
the first issue- of The Pullman Her
ald put in its appearance, Mr. Neill
furnishing the capital ami Mr, Sar
gent taking care of tin- editorial end
of the enterprise,
The Herald made- its appearance
as a four-page, seven-column paper,
two pages being printed In Spokane
At that time Pullman was a village
of only a few hundred people, and
Washington was still a territory. Mr.
Sargent continued as editor of tho
paper only about six months, when
Wilford Allen came from North Da
kota and assumed tin- editorial re
sponsibility. At the end of about
two years Mr. Allen purchased the
paper and continued as its owner and
editor until 1909. when it was pur
chased by the Pacific Farmers Union

Co.. tie- present owners.
. The- first issue of The Herald was
well supplied with advertisements,
nnd but very few of the advertisers
nt thai lime- are- still in business in
Pullman, several of them having ac
cumulated a substantial fortune- and
retired from active business, Others
have- passed to i be- great beyond and
I still others are now living in other
ports of the- Northwest, while it is
I ii noticeable fact that none of them
have returned to the- Bast, from
whence they came in the- eighties
to cast their lot with this infant
Th" advertisers in the fl -st IssU'
together with their line of business,
j were as follows:
White f: Jackson — Drug store.
Martin Zender —Blacksmith.
Ellsworth & Hunt— Groceries.
Staley Bros. & Co., Stah-y—Dry
goods, groceries, etc.
; , Downen fi Miller —Cent's furnish
j ings.
Reed & Prentiss—Agricultural
"Mike" Leltch—-The 'Mint" sa
! loon.
* .1. D. Kirkwood— Dentist.
M. C. True —Palace livery barn,
E. xv. Downen- Real estate
' R. Lannlng—City dray line.
Stayer & Walker — Farm machin
J. XV. Hollingshead— Horse im
j porter.
Bank of Pullman—J. A, Perkins,
Pres.; 11, J. Webb. Vice Pro*.; W. V.
Windus, Cashier.
Fariss Bros.— Hardware.
P. Bremer —Grocer,
M. S. Phillips—Furniture.
McConnell, Chambers & Co —Gen- .
jeral merchandise.
I R. H. Letterman —Grain dealer.
I Mason Bros. — Meat, mark'
Knapp & Burrell Co. —Farm Im
i plements. |
F. L. Sanborn & Co —Harness. }
C. S. Mason General merchant ■
■ disc. |
XV. V. Windus —Insurance. ,
Wm. Newton—Attorney at law. j
Frank Truax—Livery. ,
Victor Hunzlker —Jeweler.
Lauder & Wirklund—Contractors.
W. M. Chambers—Money to loan.
It will be noticed that the only ad- i
vertlser in the above list at this timd ■
engaged in the same business in Pull- ]
man Is B. XV. Downen. who Is still i
dealing in real estate and insurance, t
W. M. Chambers is engaged in the
grainbuylng business.
Below are printed a few items of I
news from the first Issue which will '
be of Interest to subscribers. Other '
Items will be printed from week to (
■ ' ■' ■. ■ . ■
week, each Issue of the first volume
being taken In its turn.
Pullman, Washington Territory,
November 3, 1888 —
F. S. Rice lias sold his Jo acre
farm, one and one-half miles from
(own. to T. 11 Kayler, the price be
ing $22 per acre. Mr. Rice has
bought sis acres In Daw's addition
and will build a good dwelling at
Landlord True has leased the- Pal
ace hotel to Mrs. Hall, late of MOS
cow, and her nephew, Mr. Quivey of
Spokane Falls. The new managers
are now in possession and propose to
see- to it that the traveling public
are well looked after In this man's
Archie White, one of our popular
druggists, who was lately married,
has moved into the neat and cozy
dwelling just completed by T. L.
Monroe, the gentlemanly tinner.
Staley Bros fi Co. Is the title of
the new firm that has just opened a
general merchandise store at Staley
P. O. The Herald acknowledge! a
pleasant interview with Mr. .1 J.
Improvements being the order of
the day, what's the- matter with giv
ing a little attention to some- of the
sidewalks before the city incurs a
damage suit for somebody's broken
leg? A little expense now will save
hundreds of dollars hereafter, un
The lle-ralfl folks are under obliga
tions to Mr. and Mrs Hill of this
city, to Landlord True also, for the
rustling they did to secure sleeping
acommodatlons for said folks on
their arrival here from the Hast.
The hotels and boarding houses were
(and are yet) filled to overflowing,
and at one time it looked as If we
would have to camp on the flat; but
these- good friends rescued us from
that alternative, although at consid
erable Inconvenience to themselves.
All of the vacant lots on Main
street, with one or two exceptions,
clear to the east end near the O. R.
& N. bridge, are now owned by Pull
man men. This Is a long otrlde in
the right direction. Heretofore,
much of our best property has been
owned by non-residents who would
not spend a dollar toward improving
the town, but rather retarded build
ing by holding on to get the last cent
possible for their property.
Demoratic Rally
The democrat! will open their
campaign In Pullman next Wednes
day evening, October 9, when Judge
Black of Everett, candidate for gov
ernor, and Senator H. M. White of
Bellingham, candidate for congress
man-at-large, will be here to address
the voters. if the weather is favor
able the rally will probably be held
out of doors, otherwise some hall or
church will be secured.
Congregational Church
Services conducted next Sunday, •
both morning and evening, by the
pastor, C. 11. Harrison. Topics:
"Echoes" in the morning, and "Get
ting Even" in the evening. Special
music led by the orchestra. Come
and sing. These are the people's
services. Everybody in welcome.
Sunday night at the Baptist church
this Is the subject of the sermon.
You want to hear it. Fine music.
Bring your friends. All are most
cordially invited. Other services of *j
the day are as usual. Come!
The subject for next Sunday
morning at the Christian church Is
"My Theology." For the evening,
"Jean Val Jean, or Society and the
Criminal." James Mallley, pastor.

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