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pr. J. 3. L. Heldring of Pullman
Killed Himself During an Attack
of Despondency
■; Dr. J. J- L. Heldring. a well known
teterinarlan, who for four years held
(de position of professor of materia
oiedica at the W. S. C, committed
suicide last Sunday morning in the
lavatory of the ■ Flatiron building by
shooting himself in the mouth with
a 38-callber revolver. Death was
instantaneous, the bullet passing
through his head and penetrating the
double plastered wall into the law
office of M. S. .Tamar. He left the
following note, written in ink on the
back of an envelope and signed In
lead pencil:
"That slandering, blackmailing
hell hounds may reap the sweet
fruits of their good work. I slip this
mortal coll. I express my gratitude
to my good wife, whose staunch and
stainless loyalty and unshaken be
iiel in my integrity have sweetened
till bitter drop. . 1 trust my friends
who deserted me in the hour of trial
fill now rally to the support of my
widow and son. May he inherit from
his mother that matchless virtue
which has characterized her through
life and which is the only good worth
striving after.
•J. .1. HELDRING."
Deceased was doing well in his
profession and building up a large
practice and was in comfortable
financial circumstances, but appar
ently became unbalanced from
brooding over and exaggerating the
results of some real or fancied griev
ance which he attributed to Dr. S. B.
Nelson, head of the department of
veterinary science at the college and
state veterinarian. President Bryan
states that Mr, Hearing's work at
the college was entirely satisfactory
and that when circumstances made
It necessary to dispense with his
services he (President Bryan) se
cured for him the offer of a posi
tion-in another college nt an in
creased salary, but the offer was
Deceased leaves a wife and little
ooy,B years old, who are being cared
'or at the home of Mayor Shaw. He
*~i several rundred dollars on de
posit in two of the local banks, and
owned a piece of property in New-
Port valued at about $1000. He al
io carried $3000 Insurance in the
%al Arcanum.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon in the Masonic hall
«d despite the bad roads, there was
•large attendance. The Masons con
noted the services and escorted the
*>°> to its last resting place.
'.President E. a. Bryan of the
Washington State College has given
rjurance to the Western Washing
"* Experiment Station that the
ard of regents are planning to
J"« that institution practically all
at has been asked from the next
»Mlal appropriation for the State
jW. This will enable the sta
m_*v get into good condition for
»"» work. The last biennial ap
propriation for the station was $30,
--• and the receipts of the station.
„»l. a! noUnt asked for the next blen
&» 157.185.75.
clear? 8 appr °l)riation provides for
l^ d ""*, tLe balance "f the station
100 Ut 12 acres) and installing
Placed °f tUe drain ' Th,s w,n
tor c- the entire 60 acres in condition
Pleu U VaUon ' and- with the com
tailed *m*m °f tlle drainag"' lv"
•»•«»! WUI be P°BBlDle t0 briu«
tt'emu, re tract under a nigh state
»«te _! ant pathologist, who will de
fiant _! enUre time to investigating
ttaff a aBeB, wHI be added to tto
esVe'i eWort will be made to Be"
* aire man °f 80me experience who
■<b H y* djr faniiliar with such plant
mAffi aS are understood by scien
*i__' &t he may be of immediate
A<* to fruit growers.
*• •2ff ryman will also be added to
ktfc__[' H'B Work will include ex-
Btl«lfo^ in feeding calves on'arti
* Uv^ 8, Wlth th hope of helping
**»dMt g0°d neifer calves that are
l^.^ oye(1 from herds furnishing
" " "^'intents in feeding to de
The Pullman Herald
otedtothe best intereatg of Pullman and the beat farming community in the Northwest surrounding it
termine the merits and relative
value of the various feeds dairymen
experiments to determine tlie rela
tive merits and best methods of feed
ins the forage crops best adapted to
Western Washington, ami experi
ments in the use of silos.
The addition of a dairyman to the
staff will permit, the present poultry
"nd dairy expert to devote his entire
time, to conducting poultry investiga
An agronomist, who win have
charge of all soil and general crop
experiments, will he secured. His
work will include -co-operative fer
tility experiments, variety, and cul
tural tests of grains, grasses and
other forage plants, including es
pecially thousand-headed kale, man
gold wurzels, com, common vetch,
and red clover.
The horticulturist will continue to
make the study of berry growing a
major part of his work. The cross
breeding experiments will be con
tinued and a berry patch composed
of selected strains of two or three of
the best varieties will be established
as a basis of improvement by selec
tion of improved stock from superior
Plants. Most of the present work
Will be continued, but it is planned!
to give more study to pear and
cherry growing, establishing a young
orchard of standard sorts of these
These enlargements of the work
Will call for a small amount of build
ing, such as the erection of silos, a
seed house, a fruit house, cold
frames, milk house, and hog house,
but the plan is not to develop a large
building equipment on the station.
Quite a large increase in labor has
been granted to make possible the
carrying on of detailed field work
that takes much time, but is neces
sary if good results are secured.
Nearly $2000 has been asked for
use by the several departments in
making first hand investigations
among the farmers and in carrying
on co-operative work. The increased
appropriation means a greatly en
larged sphere of usefulness for the
Experiment Station. — Puyallup
Former Editor of Pullman Tribune
Says That It Requires Tact and
Ability to Hun a Country
The Pullman friends of Mrs. *M.
H. Sargent will be interested in the
following Interview, which was pub
lished in the Seattle Post-intelli
I am Inspired to this by the whirr of
the press.
Forgive me. dear, this sin.
But I can't resist when the wheels
of the press,
Keep time with the wheels within.
Thus gayly spoke Mrs. M. H. Sar
gent, proprietor of the Sargent
Printing company, when she was
found by the writer, proof reading
at her desk in the Denny building.
"There is a subtle fascination about
type that holds me to it," she said,
gathering a handful of leads from a
tray nearby and' fondling them in
her hands.
In answer to my question as to
how she began her "career," she
said: "It was on Christmas day in
my teens when I answered an ad
from a newspaper office wanting a
clerk. The publisher of this paper,
the Rockford Gazette, was A. C.
Smith, now the American consul at
Victoria, B. C. Between times when
I was not doing office work I learned
how to set type. It was in that of
fice that I met the man whom later
I married. For a number of years
my husband and I published various
country newspapers. Naturally when
I became a widow I remained in the
"Did you ever really own and pub
lish a newspaper yourself?" I in
quired of this interesting woman.
"Indeed I did; in 1895 I bought the
Pullman Tribune and published It
for 11 years. The college had just
started at Pullman, and it was main
ly during those years that the beau
tiful buildings of the Washington
State College were erected. During
that time I was a member of the
State Press association.
(Continued on last page)
Several Warehouses Collapse and Should the
Snow Melt Rapidly a Disastrous Flood
Would Result
The severe snow storms of the
past few days have almost strangled
business in Pullman, as most of the
farmers are unable to come to town
on account of the badly drifted
roads. A few of the old timers say
that there have been deeper snow
falls in the early days, but the gen
eral consensus of opinion is that
there is more snow on the ground
now than at any time since the set
tlement of Whitman county. The
weather observer at the W. S. C.
states that up to Wednesday morn
ing 55 Inches of snow*had fallen, and
thai the previous high record for
any entire winter since the weather
bureau station was established here
is 64 inches. This record will, in all
probability, he broken this year as a
good deal more snow is to be ex
pected before spring.
During the early part of the week
train service was very irregular on
account of the snow blockade's, bpt.
both the N. P. and the' 0.-W. R. & _.
lines are now open. The local mall
carriers on the R. F. D. routes have
been going out every day, though
they are able to cover but a part of
their territory and many farmers
have phoned to them not to try to
reach their places until the roads are
broken out. Drifts of from 10 to 20
feet have been reported in many
places and in several instances
farmers have been obliged to tunnel
through drifts in order to reach
their barns or to travel on the roads.
The heavy snow fall has done con
First. Class Dyeing and (leaning
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Rodrick & Brunk have recently
opened a tailoring and suit cleaning
establishment in the Downen build
ing next to Daum'B music store. Both
are experienced men in the business.
Mr. Rodrick formerly conducted a
large shop at Sterling, Kansas, and
Mr. Brunk worked in a similar es
tablishment at McPherson, Kansas.
They were old friends and, being am
bitious young men, decided to come
west and engage in business, so Mr.
Rodrick sold his shop and together
tiny came to this state and began to
look about for a good location, fin
ally deciding upon Pullman. They
are putting in a first class modern
plant, equipped with the very latest
and best machinery for dying, clean
ing and pressing. The steam press
ing machine alone will cost $500.
They are preparing to handle any
kind of work in their line promptly
and in a manner that will give en
tire satisfaction. They make a spe
cialty of dyeing silks and mine mer
chandise and of cleaning furs and
leather goods. They also carry a
fine line of woolens for ladies and
gentlemen's ' suits, take measure
ments, and have the garments made
by expert tailors In the east. They
guarantee all their work to be as
good as can be secured anywhere,
and their prices to be as reasonable.
They have come to Pullman to stay
and build up a permanent business,
and simply ask to be given a trial.
All of Mrs. Rodrlck's people are
old residents of Dayton and It was
largely through their advice that
Mr. Rodrick decided to locate In
this section.
.Sleighing Party
A hayrack party was enjoyed by
several young people of the Baptist
church Friday evening, January 17.
The young folks left Pullman, going
to the residence of Mr. Sargent of
Whealan, where a very delicious
luncheon was served. As the roads
were drifted and the storm so bad,
the young folks were compelled to
stay all night. A short program was
given during the evening as follows:
Recitation '. ...... .A. B. Clark
Recitation . Laura Stratton
Recitation Mrs. Ross Kennedy
Piano solo ......... . .Iva Stratton
Recitation .... ". ...? Laura Stratton
Vocal 5010.. .'.'..-. ...... .0. George
siderable damage and is causing
grave apprehensions of a bad flood
when it melts.
The root's Of the KeiT-tiitl'oid
warehouses here and at Kitzmiller
siding have caved in under the
weight of snow. The M. P. Miller
warehouse at Chambers and the
Farmers Union warehouses at Colton
and Colfax have also collapsed un
der the strain. .Many of the mer
chants hero and at Colfax are taking
everything out of the basements of
their stores and arranging to move
their goods upstairs on short notice,
in case the expected high water
comes. The city authorities are
taking every precaution possible to
guard against damage in case of a
flood. Arrangements have been
mad. with the 0.-W. R. „ _. Co.
that as soon as the water reaches a
threatening stage their section men
will disconnect the rails on their
trestles, chain one end of the trestles
to the hank and allow them to
swing off the piers and to one side
of the creek, so as to leave the
channel clear and unobstructed. Mr.
Schaf, foreman of the Federal Con
struction Co., has been engaged to
supervise the dynamiting of any jams
that may form in the river. He has
had experience in tjiis kind of work
and is thoroughly competent.
While everyone hopes for the best
and rusts that the snow will go off
gradually, all recognise the danger
of a very serious flood, and are pre
paring to protect, their property from
damage if the high water comes.
Game Warden Sues County
■ ,
George Muir of this city, through
his attorney, John W. Mathews, lias
commenced an action in the superior
court against Whitman county, to
' recover $100, which is alleged to be
i due him on salary while acting as
game warden for the county during
the months of September, October,
November and December, 1912. Mr.
Muir was appointed game warden by
; the county commissioners at the
written request of 100 resident free
holders of the county and his salary
was fixed at $25 per month, but. a
question as to the right of the
county commissioners to appoint a
game warden having arisen, the com
missioners desire that the court pass
upon the matter before a warrant is
drawn to pay Mr. Muir.
Petit Jury Drawn
The following petit jurors have
been drawn to report for duty at the
term of the superior court which be
gins February 10:
A. G. Woodward, Thornton; Ja
cob Keifer, Farmington; W. L.
[.Mills, Sunset; W. S. Watkins, Te
koa; F. C. Reed, Oakesdale; H. M.
Halstead, St. John; F. B. Rowell,
Garfield; J. J. Stephens, Thornton;
J. A. Mills, Sunset; W. Claude Ren
frew, Farmington; John Shaw, Te
koa; W. A. Beardsley, Oakesdale; W.
J. Willie. Pullman; Mrs. Elizabeth
Robinson, Palouse; E. C. Young,
Pullman; Frank Schwenne, Union
town; J. Flock, Pullman; Ed Ander
son, Palouse; Bert Hatley, Pullman;
L. L. Brown, Moscow, Idaho, R. F.
D .4; G. P. Muir, Amanda Martin, J.
11. Maston, Pullman, F. J. Ander
son, Palouse; Fred Dirr, W. A.
Sidle, Colfax; Mrs. Kramllch, Endi
cott; Jacob Heldenrelch, Wilcox;
Arthur Howe, Colfax; Coon Schmlck,
Endicott; Theodore Straube, Pampa;
Phillip Ochs, Endicott; J. E. Pilch
ard, Elberton; N. M. Whealen, En
dicott; W. H. Means, Winona; P. E.
Day, Hay.
At the meeting of representatives
of the Good Roads association of
Whitman county held at Garfield this
week, the action of the committee In
recommending that the location of
the proposed state highway through
Whitman county be left to the state
highway commissioner was rescinded
and a resolution adopted naming
Pullman as the objective point in the
county through which the highway
should be constructed.
, ity means of a small news item
appearing m an Ohio paper, Prof.
Thatcher recently learned that Dis
, trict Attorney Charles S. Whitman of
New York City, who is conducting
the vice investigations Whcib have
been described so extensively in tlie
newspapers for the past few month.-,,
is the same Charley Whitman with
whom he' played, fought and pestered
the school teacher back in a small
northern Ohio town some thirty
years ago. Prof. Thatcher had lost
all track of his boy friend, and im
mediately upon finding this out, he
wrote to Mr. Whitman, and last week
received a cordial letter In reply in
which the celebrated attorney men
tioned many familiar*, incidents of
their boyhood days and extended to
Prof. Thatcher an earnest Invitation
to visit him and his family in New-
York City.
A peculiar coincidence is that Mr.
Emory Buckner, the attorney em
ployed in Mr. Whitman's office for
the special Investigation of the po
lice graft, was a fraternity brother
of Prof. Thatcher at the University
of Nebraska. Mr. Buckner graduated
from the law school of the Univer
sity in 1907, and was this fall ap
pointed as special assistant in the
New York district attorney's office
at a salary of 15,000 a year.
important Meeting Next Tuesday
The postponed open meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce will be
held next Tuesday evening at the M.
E. church. Supper will be served at
6:15 o'clock for 35 cents per plate.
As many members of the organisa
tion have been selling tickets a large
attendance is assured. After the sup
per a meeting will be held in which
the question of providing a new high
school building will be taken up. Ar
guments in favor of the plan will be
presented and then the subject will
be thrown open for a general discus
sion. Tills meeting is open to the
ladies of the city and it is hoped that
they will attend In large numbers to
show their interest in the schools
and in the work of the Chamber of
Treasurer Wheeler Makes a Number
of Changes in the MM of
County Treasurer Wheeler has
made a number of changes in the
list of banks in which the surplus
funds of the county will be deposit
ed. Treasurer Duncan was carrying
deposits in the following banks:
Colfax State bank $10,000
Lamont State bank 5,000
Citizens State bank, Tekoa. 3,000
Bank of Thornton 2,000
Bank of Winona 3,000
National Bank of Oakesdale 7,000
First Sv. & Trust B'k, Colfax 5,000
National Bank of Palouse.. 20,000
Bank of Endicott 6,000
First State bank of Garfield 17,500
Bank of Rosalia 5,000
Farmers & Merchants,
Maiden 5,000
Albion State bank 5,000
Pullman State bank 10,000
Farmers State, Colfax, checking ac
On assuming the office County
Treasurer Wheeler distributed the
money among the banks as follows:
First Say.& Trust, Colfax.. $ 5,000
Pullman State bank 5,000
Farmers State, Pullman ... 10,000
Colton State bank ........ 2,500
Fidelity State, Unlontown.. 2,500
Security State, Palouse ... 10,000
Farmington State 5,000
Tekoa State ...;.. .., 5,000
Citizens State, Tekoa 2,500
Albion State 3,000
Bank of Rosalia 5,000
Bank of Elberton 2,000
Bank of Thornton 2,500
Commercial State, Oakesdale 16,000
Farmers & Merchants,
Maiden 1,000
Lamont State 2,000
LaCrosse State 10,000
Steptoe State 2,000
St. John State 5,000
Kieiicott State v. .. 5,000
Colfax National, checking account.
W. J. Windus is suffering from an
attack of blood poisoning In his left
hand, but no serious results are ex
Strickland W. Gillilan Comes Highly
Recommended by Those Who Have
Been Entertained by Him
Friday evening, January 24.
Strickland Gillilan, the famous hu
morist, will be heard In the college
auditorium. This attraction Is the
fourth number of the W. S. C. lec
ture course', and will, without doubt,
prove one of the' most interesting.
This is the first time Mr. Gillilan
has appeared in Pullman, but those
who have heard him (and they num
ber over a million throughout the
United States) agree that he Is un
questionably one of the most popu
lar speakers on the American
lyceum stage. The entertainment
will begin, as have other numbers of
the lecture course, at 8.15. Student
or season passes and lecture course
tickets will admit. Single admis
sion will be 50c, and 25c to high
school students.
Few literary men in American mm
tional life have received more hon
ors than has Strickland W. UtllUr.n.
the humorist. Not only have these
honors come to him as a great literary
man, but as a public speaker. Twice
within the year 1012 he was a speaker
on the same banquet program with
President Tart. The Ohio university
during the same year conferred on
him an honorary degree.
Not only is Mr. Gillilan o magaslne,
newspaper and platform humorist, but
he is a poet and philosopher. The
Ladles' Home Journal a year ago con
tained five original poems of GlllUan's
with uu Introductory paragraph by the
editor, who commented upon the ver-
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setUity of a writer who, being author
of Aye tender and serious poems there
given, had also written the famous
"Off Agin, On Agin, Gone A gin-Fin
nigln." His literary work has also ap
peered in tbe Woman's Home Com
panion. Success, Lite, Saturday Even
ing Post sod many other publications.
Hr. GUliiiiii is one of the positive
snd distinct persona 11 ties presented to
the world through the Lyceum snd the
public prints. He ia not a copyist,
either ln manner or matter, bis origi
nality being his distinctive character
istic besides his merit
One of Mr. Oilmen's morons lee
tares Is entitled "Sunshine and Awk
wsrdnese " Another ie "A Sample Case
ef Humor." fc
Miss Mabel Morrison, a popular
Colfax girl, was in Pullman Tuesday
soliciting subscriptions for the Pa
cific Northwest, published at Port
land. If slie secures 300 subscrip
tions she will represent Whitman
county in a party of girls who will
be' given a trip to New York and
Washington by the paper. She will
take and distribute a large quantity
of literature descriptive of the re
sources and cities of this county and
will advertise the country in news
paper interviews.
A vote of thanks is due to Mayor
Shaw and the city council for pro
viding »now plows to clear the side
walks in the residence districts of
the city. The innovation was great-,
ly appreciated by the citizens and
students who heretofore have had to
wade through the drifts in front of
unoccupied lots. It is another step
toward making Pullman a good place
In which to reside.

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