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The Pullman Herald
Contract* for Improvement Districts
fa,,!! and SH Awarded lo Wash
ington Paving Company
The bids of the Washington Pav
ing company of Seattle, for paving
in Improvement Districts Nob. '27
and 28. were accepted by the city
council Tuesday" evening, the aggre
gate cost of the paving in the two
districts being approximately $10,
--SOO. The bid of the Seattle com
pany was the only one presented,
and the task of the city fathers in
awarding the contracts was a com
paratively simple one.
The total coal of the Improvement
in District No. 27, which comprises
the Spring street Improvement, from
the new concrete bridge east to the
city limits, will be $6896, practic
ally all of which must be borne by
the 0.-W. R. & N. and N. P. com
panies, which maintain rights of way
along nearly the entire improve
ment. The paving will be 24 feet
wide instead of 30 feet, as original
ly intended for this district, but a
concrete curb will he installed in
stead of the wooden curb formerly
planned. The accepted figures on
each item are as follows:
Bituminous macadam, 3520
square yards, at 85c, , .$2,992.00
Earth excavation, 1560 cu
bic yards, at 30c 468.00
Rock excavation, 340 cubic
yards, at $2.7.". 935,00
Concrete curb, approxi
mately 3000 lineal feet,
at 50c 1,500.00
Total cost $6,895.00
An unusual feature in connection
sift th© accepted bid for District No.
28, the South Grand street district.
is that the figures total exactly the
same as the preliminary estimate of
cost prepared by City Engineer 1,. V.
Edwards, to which Engineer Ed
wards added the customary 10 per
«nt for engineering and incidentals.
I The following items comprise the
improvement In this district:
Bituminous macadam, 3050
square yards, at 90c. . .$2,745.00
i Concrete curbing, 2010 lin
| eal feet, at 50c 1,005.00
Eight-inch sewer pipe in
Place, 60 lineal feet, at
550 33.00
Excavation, 750 cubic
yards, at SOc 325.00
Catch basins, two at $20. . 10.00
I Total cost $4,148.00
The successful company will com
mence work on the two districts as
soon as they can get material on the
r°und, and will rush them to com
Strenuous objections to using the
_ y Park for pasture purposes have
e«n made by a number of citizens,
°°th to city offiicals and the cham
*r of commerce, and action toward
g elimination of the nuisance will
h * forthcoming. Picnickers who
"we desired to use "the park for its
' Purpose have complained that it
entirely fenced in and that a num
« of horses have been permitted to
tern withm its confines. Under the
ertv 1° f the (leed of the Park P''ol)
--.^ to the city the tract reverts to
ceas! own(' at any time it
Purno t0 be USed for * purely park
busy 868 ' and Unless somebody Bets
with Pretty soon Pullman will be
•""out a city park.
"L HOLD picnic
{Ml day, June 24, the Masons
km ™Ta Star ' *«• their fam-
Wine °bSerVe st- John's da by
the coll a PiCn'C at Tai >elewood on
the,, rf - Campus- All members of
a nd °r(lerß are expected to attend
dinner " **" filled basket for
fomjg* f at 12:0 noon' Various
«ded ° ntertalnment will be pro
led!*. Trans Portatlon from the
Be «m win be furnished.
Dr. p . n
this ireet ' Bryan Went to Everett
fore th t0 deliver an address be
«lon of *eetin& ot the State Peder
-01 women's Clubs. .
t° * c est interertt of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
By a four to three vote the coun
| cil Tuesday evening adopted the re
port of its special committee, ap
pointed recently to Investigate the
feasibility of amending the peddlers'
license ordinance, which recommend
ed the- raising of the daily license tee.
for transient merchants, peddlers
and vendors from $5 to $50 per day.
An ordinance amending the existing
law will be prepared covering the
point and presented to the council
for consideration at its next meeting,
CouncUmen Swain, Hammond Xi ue'
gel and Scott voted to adopt the re
[ port, while Councilmen Burnett,
! Nye and Duthie opposed. Consider
! able opposition to the proposed ordi
i nance lias developed, especial!) i
! among fruit men and vegetable grow
| era he. market their produce from
door to door, and who claim unjust
discrimination against them, The
outcome' of the matter will 1. ( >
watt he-el with a great amount of in
The May report of the Washing
ton state board of health shows seven
births within the city during the
month, with five deaths, while in
the country adjacent to Pullman
three' children were born and two
deal recorded. The totals for the
entire county are 53 births and 32
Pullman .Man Desponds to Call for
Mobilization of National Guard
Troops and Will Lead Third
Battalion as Major
Closing his business affairs on a
few hours notice to respond to the
call of his country, Major George R.
Lovejoy left Monday for American
Lake. Washington, near Seattle, to
take charge of the Third Battalion of i
infantry of the Washington National
Guards, which is being mobilized I
there in response- to the orders issued ;
late Sunday night to the governor of
every state in the Union. Major
Lovejoy came to Pullman from Spo
kane about a year ago, entering in
to a law partnership with Frank E.
Sanger. The orders to report, for
duty at once came as somewhat of a
surprise, but the Pullman man j
showed a distinct eagerness for the
fray and was out of Pullman on the
first train.
The orders for a general mobiliza
tion of the National Guard of the
United State's, 100,000 strong, came
as a result of Carran/.a's demand for
tne withdrawal from Mexican soil of
the- United states troops who are
chasing Villa and his gang. Presi
dent Wilson shows no inclination to
heed the demands of the de facto
government until border brigandage
ceases, and the national guard will
be rushed to the border in anticipa
tion of serious consequences. Wash
ington's contribution to the big
army of national guards will be one
regiment of infantry, one troop of
cavalry and one company of signal
About 100 friends and neighbors
gathered last Sunday at the rural
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Klemgard.
10 miles west of Pullman, to hid the
members of the family welcome
home alter four years spent in Cali
fornia. A sumptuous dinner was
served on the lawn and the day was
very pleasantly spent visiting. In
the evening the Klemgard orchestra
entertained the visitors with music
The affair was a complete surprise to
the Klemgard family and was one of
the most pleasant gatherings ever
held in the Ewartsville district. An
index to the general prosperity of
the Ewartsville farmers was observed
In the large number of automobiles
owned by farmers parked on the
Klemgard green. At one time 14 au
tomobiles were counted, while one
lone buggy and a single saddle horse
were made conspicuous by their
lonesomeness in the array of modern
vehicles of transportation.
Summer School Opened Monday
Special I'l'iiliii^ Will .Make Six
Weeks Course a Notable One—
•Ministers Here Next Week
Registration in the Summer Ses
sion of the Stale College for the six
weeks coins,- began on Monday, and
classes are now well under way.
Professor A. A. Cleveland, head of
the Department of Education of the
College, is director of the school.
Among the specially appealing feat
ures for this year are a conference
week for ministers. June 26-July 1,
led by Reverend Matthew B. McNutt
of New York, associate of the Rev
erend Warren H. Wilson of the
Presbyterian Hoard of Home Mis
sions, who is considered the leading
authority in America on rural church
work; a week for special conferences
of the leaders of boys' and girls'
clubs July 10-15, conducted b)
Thomas J. Newbill, Deader of the
Hoys' and Girls* Clubs of the State
of Washington, and one of the most
successful workers in the field; and
a week, July 17-22, marked by the
visit to the college of Dr. E. A. Kirk
patrick, of Fitcliburg, .Mass.. author
of texts mi a variety of educational
subjects, who will deliver a series of
lectures on education.
New Instructors
In manual arts, an unusually large
attendance is expected because of the
engagement of Professor Wilson H.
Henderson, Professor of Industrial
Education In the University of Wis
consin and associated with the Ex
tension Department of that institu
tion. He- is best known to the man
ual arts teachers of the state as the
editor of the Industrial Arts Maga
zine. lie has had 12 years experi
ence as teacher and supervisor of
manual arts in elementary and sec
ondary schools.
In home economics, Miss Marion S.
VanLiew. head of the Department of
Tooth Pullers of Two Counties Hold
[ Preliminary Organization Meet*
ing Will Kleet, Officers
Plans for the- organization of th«
Whitman and Latah County Dental
society were promulgated at a meet
ing of the dentists of the two coun
ties held at the offices of Dr. A. A.
Rounds last Saturday evening. A
committee consisting of Drs. .1
Floyd Tifft of Colfax, Mcßride of
Moscow and A. A. Rounds of Pull
man was appointed to draft a consti
tution and by-laws, and these will
be considered for adoption at a sec
ond meeting to be held in Dr.
Rounds' offices next Saturday even
ing, when officers for the organiza
tion will also be elected and a table
clinic conducted.
The object of the new organization
is to promote a better fraternal spirit
and fellowship among the dentists of
the two counties and to maintain a
study club for the benefit of its mem-
Organize County Commercial Club June 30
Committee of Three Prom Local
Chamber to Assist in Organizing
County Commercial Club at
Garfield June 110
A Whitman County Commercial
club will be organized at Gariield
Friday. June 30, when representa
tives from every municipality in the
count) will gather to assist in start
ing the new organization on the path
of greatest good. The trustees of
the Pullman Chamber of Commerce
named Prof. O. L. Waller. K. C. Holt
and D. F. Staley as its representa
tives at the initial meeting and the
same three men will represent this
j city in the deliberations of the club
! during the first year of its history.
The county club is conceived for
the purpose of a fair and Impartial
consideration of all important ques
tions concerning the county at large,
and the plan under which it will be
organized was evolved by Judge
Thomas Neill of Colfax. Instead of
extending membership in the county
organization to every member of
Home Economics of the State College
of New York at Albany, N. V., Is
offering courses of especial interest
to teachers.
Dr. It. ii. Wheeler of the Univer
sity of Oregon, who holds his de
gree of Doctor of Philosophy from
Clark University, the alma |nater
of Professor Cleveland, is giving
courses in education.
Professor Prank M. Russell of Now
York comes under the auspices of the
Division of Intercourse and Educa
tion of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace to give a course
covering the general field of inter
national polity and international con
ciliation. He Is a graduate of Stan
ford University, from which institu
tion he also received the degree of
Matter of Arts. He has also studied
under Professor John Baaaett Moore!
of Columbia University, specializing
in international law and polity.
Miss Elma L. McCann returns to
her "alma mater" to give courses In
expression, after spending the last
two years in attendance at the Ice
land Powers School of Expression in
A Novelty in German
Foreign languages will In- taught,
as usual in this college, by the direct
method, and especial opportunities
for (heir practical use will be afford-I
ed by the formation of conversa- j
tional circles. This summer, for the
first time, a German boarding club
lias been organized by Professor O.
C. Gebert, Instructor In modern lan
guages, which will meet and eat in
his home. All conversation will be
conducted in German, German dishes
will be served, and a distinct Ger
man atmosphere will exist.
Courses in agriculture are receiv
ing especial attention this summer.
A large number are offered, and spe
cial lecturers have been engaged to|
develop strongly this side of the
bers. The society will affiliate with
the State Dental association, and a
delegation will be sent to the meet
ing of the state organization at North
Yakima June 27 to 29.
Among the tooth pullers present
at the first meeting wore l>rs. Tint,
Chapman and Sanburg of Colfax,
Drs. Mcßrlde, Boyd and Watkina of
MOSCOW, and Dra, Pounds, Hudson,
Kayler. Harrol.l and Hall of Pull-I
The copious rainfall of the early
week was a big boon to growing
crops and farmers are more optimis
tic concerning crop prospects than at
any time since the early spring. The
10 days of extremely hoi weather,
following the unusually late spring,
was ripening the fall grain prema
turely, and the rainfall will assist
materially in filling out the heads
and giving a better stand of grain.
Everything considered, the crop will
be a fair one, although not up to the
standard of the past few years. The
acreage is much less than last year.
each town club in the county, mem
bership will be governed on a basis
of population, one delegate for each
500 or less of population, and an
additional member for each addi
tional 1000. This arrangement gives
Colfax and Pullman three delegates
each, Palouse and Tekoa two each,
and all the other towns in the county
one each. These delegates will be
elected by the commercial clubs of
each town, or, in the- event that no
such organization exists. will he
named by civic authorities.
The plan of organization and
membership is an eminently fair one
to all towns concerned, and no com
munity can complain of an unfair
advantage by any other. Under the
old system the town at which the
meeting was held could turn out a
big attendance and vote through any
measure it saw fit, with the visiting
delegations hopelessly in the minor- !
ity. The new arrangement does away
with this evil, places the organiza
tion on a business like basis and aug
urs well for united action in future
on the part of the different commun
i ities of Whitman county. 7
[TO HONOR memory
of james .1. mi,i.

I Next Tuesday's meeting of the
i Chamber of Commerce will be d.
voted to memorial exercise* in re
aped to the memory of the late
James J. Hill. The program Is be
ing arranged by a committee con
sisting of William Laird, C. K. San
ders ami D. F. Staley, The meeting
I will be on. of a large number of a
like nature, to bo conducted by com
mercial clubs in all parts of the
Northwest. The plan was promul
gated by the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce, which organisation will
gather together copies of all the me
morial addresses delivered In respect
to the memory of the ••Empire
Builder" and will bind them in book
form The hound volume will be
] given to the Hill family.
On.- of the longest automobile
pleasure trips ever taken will be un
dertaken by VV. A. Yeo and his three
children, and sister. Miss Grace Yeo.
who will spend over a year In a leis
urly pleasure trip from coast to
coast. The party will go first to
Murdockavtlle, Pa., stopping at num
erous points of Interest on the way.
They fill visit two sisters In Pennsyl
vania, In. will join them in another
automobile and the entire party will
proceed to Atlantic City, N. J., where
I camp will tee' established,
Popular Voting People .Married at
Home of Bride's Parents Tues
day Afternoon
In the prsence of the relative's and
j a few friends of the Interested
parties, Miss Ruth A. Doty was made
the wife of Stanton .1. Hall Tuesday
afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. The cere
mony was performed at the home of
the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Walla..- Doty, at 1710 opal street,
by the Rev. .1. W. Caughlan of the
' Methodist church. The wedding was
la simple hut beautiful one. The
rooms were artistically decorated
with wild roses and other flowers.
and the wedding march was played
by Miss Caroline- Bressler of Gen
esee, a sorority sister of the bride.
Shortly after the ceremony the happy
couple left for Seaside, where they
will sojourn several days, later visit
( ing in Seattle and Tacoma and re
turning to l'ullman about July 10,
alter which they will he at home to
their friends at 1603 Ruby street.
The bride has been a resident of
Pullman since 1010 and has won
hosts of close friends through her
charming personality and kindly
disposition She completed her
Sophomore year at the State College,
and is an active member of the Al
pha Delta Pi sorority. Mr. Hall i.s a
1914 graduate from the pharmacy
department of the college. Polio
! ing graduation he accepted a position
i In a drug store at Palouse, later go
ing to Hillyard. For the past six
| months tie has been prescription
druggist at White's drugstore. Dur
i ing bis college career and since Mr.
Hall steadily increased his circle of
friends and elevated himself in the
estimation of his acquaintances. He
' is a most excellent type of real man
hood, honest, industrious and consci
entious, and fully worthy of the es
teemed young lady whom he has
claimed as his bride.
Among the relatives ami friends
from outside point.-, who attended
the- ceremony were the groom's par
ents and three sisters, from Spokane,
his aunt, Mrs. Urandt ..I Spokane,
Mrs. .1. c. Whitman of Sacramento,
Cal., a cousin of the bride, and the
Misses llelva and Kerne Kimball of
Garfield, friends of the bride.
Th.' city flag pole, at the corner
of Main and Grand streets, which has
supported Old Glory "ii many patri
otic occasions during the past IB
years, Is doomed, city officials hav
ing found the staff to be dangerous
|In its old age. The pole will be re
moved and provision will probably
be made for another in some other
part of the city.
City Council Vote* No on Proposed
Ordinance Granting Belief From
Franchise Tax
Only two councilmen voiced their
approval of the proposed city ordi
nance which would relieve the Pa
cific Slates Telephone & Telegraph
company from payment of the $300
annual telephone franchise tax when
the measure came before the council
for final action Tuesday evening,
five ..I the members voting no on
the motion to adopt the ordinance
and sending it to the grave to rest
peacefully alongside of numerous
other measures which have failed to
receive the support of the city
At the time of the purchase of the
Hell local business by the inland Co
operative company less than a year
ago. the Council we lit emphatically
on record as opposed to relinquish
ing the telephone tax Income, re
gardless of any business deals be
tween the two companies. The Bell
company was operating under a
franchise which had several years
yet to run. and which .ailed for the
payment of a stilted sum annual.)
lor franchise privileges, this sum,
during the last five years of the life
of the franchise, being $300, The
Inland company was and is still op
erating under a free franchise. Sev
eral months later the Hell company,
which still maintains a long distance
switchboard, sent representatives he
fore the council with a second re
quest for relief from the tax, which
they claimed was unjust for a long
distance business only. As a result
of this second request the ordinance
which was relegated to the grave
yard Tuesday evening was conceived
After listening patiently to three
tedious readings of the document
on as many meeting nights, the
fathers again went on record as op
posed to letting the golden shekels
slip through their fingers. Council
.men Swain, Burnett, Hammond, Nye
and Scott voted against the proposed
ordinance, while Councilmen Krue
gel and Duthie supported the meas
Just what action will he taken by
the company now is hard to say, al
though it. is expected that they will
heed the demands of the city admin
istration and make the annual pay
ments, which will net the city $1700
before the expiration of the fran
chise. Threats of removing the long
distance switchboard to outside the
city limits or isolating Pullman en
tirely from the outside world so far
as telephonic communication is con
cerned, are alleged to have been
made, but are not taken seriously.
Officials of the city came in for
a considerable amount of criticism
Tuesday evening when City Attorney
Jamar objected to the granting of
permits to automobile owners who
have applied for license numbers to
operate their cars without the license
number until the required sheet iron
numerals arrive. The city attorney
branded the action as directly con
trary to law.
Pullman citizens who had visions
of beautiful lawns when the city of
ficials reduced the water rates dur
ing the coming hot months, were dis
appointed Tuesday evening when the
water committee reported adversely
mi amending the water ordinance to
permit of reduced rates for irriga
tion purposes during June. July and
Wade Story met with a painful ac
cident Sunday while attempting to
break a colt to the saddle. The ani
mal lunged, slipped and fell, the
young man's right foot being caught
underneath. One bone was broken
and the foot was severely mashed.
He was brought to Pullman by Dr.
Kim/.ev and taken at once to Spo
kane, where the complicated frac
ture was reduced by Dr. Eikenbary.
a specialist in that line, Tuesday.
He is reported to be getting along

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