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'Resolutions Adopted by the Com
mittee of the Good Roads Asso
ciation of Whitman County
The committee appointed January
? 7 it the Colfax meeting of the Good
?Roads Association of Whitman
f County, held a session at the Palace
/.hotel: here last Monday, at which F.
-J. Wllmer of Rosalia presided.
Those present were: F. J. wil
4mer, representing Rosalia; H. W.
.Goff, for P. W. Cox of Colfax; R. c.
)i. McCroskey of Garfield; Peter
Trelsch of Unlontown; G. D. Kin-
Vcald of Palouse; C. L. MacKenzie of
i;Colfax; # 0. L. Waller of Pullman,
B. D. Henry of Endicott was rep
resented by proxy.
??j Upon convening, suggestions were
?called for by the chairman. Mr.
Waller suggested a change In the
levy for the permanent highway
:'."j fund. v Mr. McCroskey recommend
ed macadamized roads. Mr. Wll
• mer reported resolutions regarding
the county engineer.
.Resolutions were then called for
? and the following were adopted
/unanimously as the findings of the
? We recommend an increase in the
t levy to provide funds for the per
manent highway fund from one to
F two mills.
???We recommend that where con
| vict labor of the county and state is
employed in the construction of the
roads that they be under the direct
: supervision of the public authori
ties Instead of contractors.
<??;We recommend that the office of
the county engineer be abolished and
that "the county commissioners em
? ploy such engineering help as may
be' needed or as they may see fit.
??We recommend the repeal of the
• present definition of the good roads
law as construed to mean new roads
constructed in sparsely settled and
imountainous sections of the state,
and to define the principle that state
■ roads shall be constructed between
'Incorporated cities or trade centers,
M. roads bearing a relation to good
state roads -in the promotion of a
? general system throughout the state.
?:; We recommend an amendment to
the state highway law which will
Provide that any roads built under
? Its; provision shall conform to the
specifications of roads built under
.? the permanent highway law In any
of the several counties of the state
We deplore the tendency of the
; Present state highway law to create
-friction In local communities situ
ated geographically as in Whitman
county, where we have ten or twelve
titles, each of which can advance as
j? good an argument as the other as to
?: locating any state highway through
'heir particular community and lo
|*J|| pride and ambition always
Prompting such action/thereby cre
ating discord and hindering the gen
eral movement for good roads every-'
If where. _
. We believe that a general system
°£ Improved highways is necessary
;.to; properly care for the traffic of
Whitman county and that the need
VOf Improved roads is as pressing and
'ilMt as Important in one part of the
•*"mty as another. We, therefore,
believe that the provisions of the
1 state highway law which gives Whit
, man county about two miles of im
proved road per year are Inadequate
;; properly meet the needs of this
.County. We believe we should con
template the completion of a general
V 3-610 of improved highways for the
?'^ recommend that to get away
;??oja local influence the state hlgh
?*&r through Whitman county should
•located by the state highway com
.:?'Wioner, as he is a disinterested
eoT/ and ills office is technically
pipped to determine a route that
?- " offer the most geographical ad
\iJ*.geo and will serve the most
Peopi # ,
Believig that ' in order to get all
? lb , roads we need within a reason
w c time, the people of Whitman
' ofo^ may decide to make an issue
of *" d 8 against the general credit
VBre Whitman county and In order to
*«nt double taxation, we favor
|j a -^s?? dn >«nt to v the state highway
t for e,emptin £ any county that bonds
P * m, 'Hon dollars or over to lin
ers ♦ the bißhwaß within, Us bard
*• ie rom < the provisions of the ex
•ciet state highway law, also the
. . ment of a new statute providing
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
that any county that bonds as above
mentioned shall be exempted from
the provisions of any statewide bond
The secretary was instructed to
furnish copies of these minutes to
the press and members of the legis
The committee adjourned to re
port at a meeting at Garfield Mon
day. January 20, at 1 o'clock p. m.
The call for the Garfield meeting
is to Issued by Secretary B. M. Shick
of Palouse, and provides for one
delegate from each trade center, and
three delegates for the first 400
population and one for the first 200
thereafter of each town, and one
from each Farmers Union local.
On account of the inclement
weather and deep snow the open
meeting of th e . Chamber of Com
merce, which was to have been held
last Tuesday, has been postponed to
Tuesday, January 28.
Young People Took Their Friends
by Surprise and Are Spending
Honeymoon at Olympia
The following item from the Seat
tle Post-Intelligencer will be of much
interest to the people of this com
"While friends were waiting at
the Hotel Butler to entertain them I
at dinner. Hugh C. Todd, democratic
state chairman and late candidate ,
for governor at th.- democratic pri- j
maries, and Mies Mary A. Humphrey
of Pullman, stole up to the- court i
house, received a marriage license
from Cupid' Gage in the auditor's
office and were married by Superior j
Judge 11. A. P. Meyers. They re
appeared at the Hotel Butler, a little
out of breath, and happily informed
their astonished hosts that they were
now Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Todd.
"The marriage was the culmina
tion of a romance of Chairman
Todd's boyhood days, when he was
one of the democratic leaders in
Whitman county. While Todd ,was
being elected county clerk of Whit
man county and later sent to the leg
islature by the county democrats, he
was finding lime to fall in love with
his present bride, who was then at
tending high school at Pullman,
"Todd came to Seattle to practice
law, came near being nominated as
their candidate for governor by the
democrats and recently became the
head of the democratic organization.
"The marriage, however, came as
a complete surprise to the friends of
the young couple. The bridegroom
was anxious to keep his plans a se
cret and to make this secret doubly
safe the only man he confided in was
a newspaper man.
"Yesterday he called upon the
same newspaper man to escort his
fiancee and himself to the court
house to act as a witness before the
marriage clerk. Judge Myers was
waiting at his office in the Empire
building, where a waiting automo
bile soon conveyed the happy couple
and the newspaper man witness and
oecret-bearer. Judge Myers quickly
tied the knot.
" 'You are released from your
pledge of secrecy; go publish lt to
the world,' said Todd thereupon to
the reporter.
"The bride, who is . an Eastern
Washington girl, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Humphrey of
Pullman, where they own a large
farm. The bride's grandmother,
Mrs. Mary White, who recently died,
was known as one of the largest
woman property owners in that part
of the state. She successfully man
aged a 2000-acre farm, which la one
of the models of Eastern Washing
ton farms. Miss Humphrey, though
hardly 20 years of age, was Mrs.
White's chief assistant. She Is very
proud of her knowledge of how to
farm successfully.
"Chairman Todd will introduce his
young bride to the democrats of the
state next week at Olympia, when
Governor-elect Lister becomes Gov
ernor Lister of the state of Washing
ton. Tbe young couple will spend
part of their honeymoon in Olympla
and after taking a trip to Eastern
Washington will come to Seattle to
make their home."
Watt Will Retire From the Faculty
He Recalls Some of the Incidents of
His Work of Over Twenty Years
at the W. S. C.
George H. Watt, professor of
pharmacy at the W. S. C, who last
spring notified the regents of his in
tention of resigning his position at
the end of the present collegiate
year, has been connected with the
institution longer than any other
member of the present faculty. Last
Saturday marked the close of 20
years of continuous service to the
college, and those 20 years are full
of interesting reminiscences.
He entered upon his work at the
college just after the removal of
President Lilly, and at the same time
President Heston began bis stormy
administration, just one year after
the opening or the college. While
superintendent of the city schools of
North Yakima Mr. Watt was elect
ed to the chair of chemistry. The
state senate having failed to confirm
the board of regents appointed by
Gov. Ferry', the college was with
out a governing board and for the
most part confusion reigned su
preme. Governor McGraw c_n?e to
the relief of the institution, ar one
time by declaring a three weeks va
cation. Soon after the adjournment
of the legislature Governor M (.raw
appointed an entirely new board of
regents, who re-arranged and re
organized the entire work of the col
lege, dismissing President Heston
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Spokane Citizens Hear President Bryan
At Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Devoted to the State College of
j Washington
Last Tuesday was W. S. C. day at.
the Spokane Chamber of Commerce
luncheon. President Bryan and
Professor F. A. Thomson were pres
ent to represent the Institution and
boh made short addresses.
President Bryan called attention
to the recent cruise of the 14,000
acres of land owned by the college
under the government grant on the
coast and estimated the value of the
lands belonging to the college in the
state at $10,000,000. He an
nounced that an effort will be made
at the present session of the legis
lature to allow the trustees of the
institution to exercise their discre
tionary power in the sale of timber.
He urged a change in the national
guard laws to admit the Pullman ca
dets and the cadets of the state unl
verslty. as a part of the military sys
tem under the, control of ,the state
and its funds. This, he urged/would
give Washington three regiments in
the national guard, where there now
is only one. ' \» . „,--.. „
and many of the faculty. In the re
organization the work of the chair
of chemistry, as in many other de
partments, was greatly changed. The
place was offered to Professor Watt,
who refused the same for the reason
that he had not had training in some
of the lines of work required under
the new arrangement. However, ho
accepted the principalship of the
preparatory school, over which he
presided for seven years. Two years
later, when Professor Sampson was
granted a year's leave of abssm c, he
again took charge of the prepare tory
school for one year. In 1890 the
school of pharmacy was re-organized
and he was made head of that
school, two years later being made
professor of pharmacy. Since its or
ganization 155 have graduated from
the school and department, nearly
all of whom are following either the
profession of pharmacy or are prac
ticing physicians.
There were only four buildings on
tile campus when Professor Watt ar
rived in Pullman, the largest being
the five-story bricK dormitory used
by both the boys and the girls. Not
one of these buildings is on the cam
pus today. The campus extended
down the hill only as far as the row
of poplar trees running from the
present mechanical building. Tho
only walk to the college was a nar
row board walk leading from the
railroad up the hill and the present
College hill residence district was
nearly all Included in a wheat field.
He stated that from the best sta
tistics obtainable there were last
year 825 high school students study
ing along agricultural and horticul
tural lines; that this year there are
i over 2000, and that it was estimat-
Jed there were 10,000 more In the
I graded schools.
This evening. January J7, the
public will have the opportunity of
hearing one of the best musical
treats of the season by the musical
organizations of the College. The
College orchestra will give selections
from Chopin, Bounod, Tschaikowsky
and others. . The orchestra has been
working hard and the new system of
rehearsals Inaugurated by Professor
Strong has worked wonders In a short
time and something unusually good
lo expected. Other numbers will be
given by the Polyhymnia Sextette
and the Glee Club. The Arian
Trio, consisting of Mrs. Clark, vio
lin; Mr. MacKrell, cello; and Miss
Putman, piano; will have a place on
the program. .-???,
.'v The concert will be given in the
College Auditorium at 8:15 p. m.
Admission will be tree.
Celebrates Husband's Birthday
Mrs. C. a. Price entertained at her
home at 1705 Colorado street at a
card party last Thursday evening, the
occasion being her husband's birth
day. Late in the evening dainty re
freshments were served. Those pres
cut were Mr. and Mrs. Palmerton, Dr.
and Mrs. Archer, Mr. and Mrs.
Greaves, Mr. and Mrs. Burns, Mr. and
Mrs. Kimball, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanborn, Mr. and Mrs.
Reid. Mr. and Mrs. Haines, Mr. and
.Mrs. Moss, Mr. and Mrs Sampson,
Mrs. Mead, Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. Kin
caid, Mrs. Struppler, Mrs. Wilson,
Will Struppler, Lulu Hams, Pearl
and Ivan Price.
Revival Meetings
Revival meetings will begin Fri
day night, January 17, in the old
Episcopal church, conducted by 11. J.
Pontius of North Yakima, evangelist
in the Nazarene church. Services
will begin at 7:30 each evening.
Everybody is cordially Invited to at
tend these services.
Local Banks have 2700 Per Cent
More Money Than Was on De
posit Twenty-four Years Ago
There is no better index to the
growth and development of a com
munity than its financial condition
as reflected In the statements of its
banks. For this reason the follow
ing comparison is both instructive
and interesting and should act as a
stimulus to the boosting proclivities
of the resident* of Pullman.
in 1888, just about 24 years ago,
the Bank of Pullman was the only
bank in this city. Its statement at
the close of business on December
31, 1888, showed assets amounting
to $60,928.62, and deposits aggre
gating $29,812.21. -
The statements of the three banks
now located here at the close of
business November 26, 1912, showed
aggregate resources of $1,035,
768.45, a gain of nearly 1700 per
cent, while the de-posits totaled
1800,855.86, a gain of nearly 2700
per cent.
This comparison speaks volumes
for the wonderful growth and de
velopment of Pullman and the sur
rounding country during the past 24
years and should strengthen the con
fidence of everyone- In the future of
lie city and country.
Death of Mr«. Snail
Mrs. Alice Jane Swall died at the
borne of tier daughter, Mrs. Getchell,
in Pullman, yesterday morning after
a short attack of pneumonia. The
funeral will be held this afternoon at
2 o'clock from the Baptist church,
Rev. A. B. Clark officiating, assist
ed by Evergreen Circle, of which Mrs.
Swall was a member.
Deceased was born at Mountain
View, Calif., July 1. 1866, where she
spent her childhood and received her
education. She was married on De
cember 4, 1877, to John J. Swall,
then a resident of Casterville, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Swall were early pion
eers of this county, coming over
land from California and home
steading a farm 11 miles west of
where Pullman now stands. Mrs.
Swall endured the hardships of
frontier life with courage and cheer
fulness and worked untiringly to
give her children the best education
possible. Her kindness and lovable
disposition endeared her to all who
knew her and made her the idol of
her family. One of ber daughters,
Mary Emma, died In 1887 and she
lost her husband In May, 1898. The
other children, who survive her, are
Benjamin A. Swall of Seattle, Mrs.
Elsie E. Getchell and John R. Swall
of this city, and Mrs. Minnie L. Old
of Wawawai. Since the death of
her husband deceased has lived with
her daughter, Mrs. Getchel, most
of the time and has made a wide
circle of friends In Pullman.
Mr*. Williams Meets With Accident
Mrs. L. V. Williams, mother of
Mrs. E. A. Bryan, is suffering from
a fratured hip, the result of a fall
last Sunday. She had stepped out
of the house and slipped on the ice.
She was 88 years old on Wednes
day and, considering her age, is get
ting along nicely.
..leiiirtwalt-lolger Co, Has Taken
Over the Mercantile Business of
hit ham — Wagner
Whltham & Wagner this week
turned over their general merchan
dise store ami business to the newly
Incorporated Greenawalt-Folger Co.
This corporation starts off with a
capita) stock of $30,000, subscribed
and paid for by W. L. Greenawalt, L.
li. Folger, E. S. Burgan, George Bos
tlck, m. H. Whltham and Geo. W.
Wagner. The trustees are W. L.
Greenawalt, E. S. Burgan and L. H.
W. L. Greenawalt, who will act as
president of the company, needs no
introduction to the people of Pull
man. He has been In business here
and has won a splendid reputatlou
as a good citizen and a successful
merchant. George Bostlck, vice
president, is an experienced and well
qualified dry goods man, and will
take active charge of that depart
ment. L. H. Folger, who has been
elected as secretary and treasurer, is
well known as a popular, industrious
and ambitious young man, and a first
class accountant.
The new owners are planning ex
tensive Improvements in the arrange
ment of the store. The partition be
tween the rooms Is to be taken out
and pillars substituted for It; new
floors are to be laid; the entrances
will be re-arranged and provided
with new doors; many up-to-date and
attractive fixtures will be installed,
and th.' whole room will be complete
ly renovated. The stock of goods
will be largely increased and heavy
orders for spring goods have already
been placed. Mr. Greenawalt, who
will take charge of the grocery de
partment, says that this will be made
a feature of the store, and that be
sides a big stock of staples a com
plete line of fancy groceries and deli
cacies will be carried. Every effort
will be made to hold all the trade
of the old store and to largely In
crease it by putting in a larger stock,
displaying it in the most attractive
maimer possible and conducting a
vigorous advertising campaign.
Beulah Carr Married
The many Pullman Friends of Miss
Beulafa Carr will be Interested in the
following clipping from the Columbia
County Dispatch:
"A quiet wedding was solemnized
at the home of Major and Mrs. John
Carr at noon Saturday, when their
youngest daughter, Beulah Rae,
became the bride of Byron L. Metz
ger, Rev. W. C. Gllmore of the Con
gregational church officiating. The
only guests present outside of Major
Carr's family were the groom's
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Walt; his
uncle, William O. Metzger. and Mrs.
S. I. Thompson, a close friend of the
family. The happy couple left on
the 2:15 train for Seattle, where th«
will make their home, Mr. Metzger
having associated himself with the
Saxony Knitting Co. of that city as
one of the partners in the company.
"The bride is an accomplished and
worthy young lady, having spent sev
eral years at the State College
conservatory In the study of violin,
vole.-, piano, German, etc.
"For two years the groom has held
the responsible position of the dry
goods department at Edwardc-Hln
dle company's, having secured the
position by his ability and trust
worthiness shown in several years of
service in the store.
"The going away from Dayton of
such estimable young people is a
distinct loss to the city, but their
many friend! here wish them happi
ness in their new home and success
In their business undertaking."
Will Nessly left Friday for Olym
pla, where he landed the position
of chief bill clerk of the house of
representatives. He was assistant
bill clerk of the house at the last
session of the legislature, and hhv
efficient work then earned him the
promotion this year.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Pullman State Bank
was held last Tuesday. All the
former directors . and officers were
re-elected except that J. N. j Scott
was made vice president in place of
J. 8. Klemgard, who is in California

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