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COUNTY PIONEER ! MEETS TRAGIC DEATH **' ■ > ■ /..antes S. Adams Killed in Automobile V lecident West of Colfax Friday Evening— Was Early Advo cate of Better Farming In the tragic death of .lames S. Adams, who was killed Friday even-1 ing in an automobile accident near | Lee Siding, west of Colfax, Whit man county lost a respected pioneer as well as one of its most scientific, business-like farmers. In all prob ability the true facts concerning ihe death of Mr. Adams will never be known, as there were no eye wit nesses to the accident which cost him his life, and all conclusions are has entirely on circumstantial evidence. 1 His lifeless body was found about 8:30 Friday morning, under his Ford automobile, which bad swerved from the main road and turned turtle. The discovery was made by Piatt and Jess Huntley, who promptly sum moned physicians, although there was no trace of life. The physicians pronounced the neck broken, and in all probability death was instantan eous. The head was also badly crushed. The tracks of the automobile indi cated that the car had swerved sharply, leaving the road, and a flat front tire gave rise to the assumption I that a blowout had caused the acci dent. .Mr. Adams was returning from Endicott, where he had gone ! that afternoon, to Colfax, and the body was taken to Colfax Friday night. Funeral services were held Mon- day afternoon at Colfax, from the Plymouth Congregational church, with Rev. 11. I. Williams of Spokane! officiating. Burial was at the One- j cho cemetery. The pallbearers were John O'Neal, David Beaslew, ('has. L." j Chamberlin. Chas. Losey, K. M. W'oodin and II W. Goff, all old time j friends of Mr. Adams. The funeral was attended by hundreds of sorrow-! ing friends of the family, many of whom accompanied the body to the burial grounds. Many beautiful floral offerings covered the casket. James S. Adams, who was 5.. years of age at the time of his death, was a son of William A. and Eliza Adams, I who crossed the plains by ox team from Missouri to Eldorado county,! California, in 1854. In the latter state the parents engaged in the dairy business, and it was here that the Pullman man was born. In 1869 he removed with the family to Doug las county, Oregon, and came to Whitman county as a young man in! 188°- locating a homestead of 160 acres just north of the Hose Creek I school house, four miles north of j Pullman, which he owned at the time j of his death. Mr. Adams farmed the homestead | 'th much success until I 8 years ago, I »'hen he took the management of the | 1200-acre Coolidge-McClaine farm,) » miles southwest of here, continu in? In that capacity until a little o.er 4 year ago, when he become intere.t ed In the sale of Alberta lands and Jtabllshen l.eadquarters in Spokane. hf, mado numerous t ips to Whitman co«nty in the interests of his bu.i- Df and it wis on one • these trips that he 11( his death [I- was a »«nber of the Colfax camp of the *■ 0. W. .Deceased i 8 survived by his widow, 8 aged mother, Mrs. William A. i Gains, and three sons. One son. Or -1"e Adams, is a graduate of the Me College and now a practicing NWclan at Davenport. Another SOD, Ado i Alt. Asa, is engaged in farming in v cr *a, Canada, and the third. Syl- \ «». Is located in Alaska. -ha i' Adams was a Potent factor in | *pln* the agricultural distinies of ltrnan county- Always an ener-! C, willing worker, and a business j 2* 7 eV6ry sense of the word, he Quoted his farm on a scientific era !' EDd Was one of the firßt farm'! hoe i° reallze the importance of the j count n COnnection with the Palouse' the 7 Wheat farm' As manager of Practi Cooli" McC,a,ne ranch he! Kle°ti dlverslfled farming from a that lflc standpoint, with the result j to «« b' P farm waß often P°lnted I he * a model institution. At times I H*tlrtt *" many as 3000 hog8 ' and "^shipments of hogs, cattle J m¥ "np -j, IPlti The Pullman Herald --'©voted to the be.t interest, of Pullman and the beat farming comimimty in Northwest surrounding it. lor rul,man and the beat farming community in the Northwest unrounding it. and sheep were frequent occurrences.' He was the pioneer threshernian "I the Palouße country, operating a threshing outfit for a, successive masons, taking care of his own crops and assisting his neigh in har vesting theirs. He enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout Whitman county, and his untimely death cast a pall of gloom over the entire county. — ■ ____ ACCEPTS \i:w POSITION Ralph li. Doty last Monday trans-' !''ired his services from the First National bank to the Pullman State bank, having accepted the position of assistant cashier of the latter in stitution, left vacant by the resig-1 nation of K. O. Cathcart. Mr. Doty started his banking career as book keeper in the Farmers State bank and when that institution was merged into the First National lie l came an assistant cashier In that: bank. He has shown marked abil ity and lias made a wide circle of friends by his strict integrity, un failing courtesy and accommodating disposition. _ I CLUB CONSTITUTION j UP FOR RATIFICATION ! Five Local clubs .Must Ratify Con stitution of County Commercial —Objects Ait* Settled I The ratification of five commer eit! club.-, of Whitman count) is necessary to the adoption of the ' constitution of the Whitman County Commercial Club, which was formu lated at the time of tile organization of the county club at Garfield last ' Friday. In all probability the mat ter will come before the Pullman Chamber of Commerce at its regular meeting next Tuesday, and a lull at- ' tendance is desired. The objects of the organization , iire stated as follows: to consider all i matters of general interest to Whit- 1 I i man county, ami to make recom mendations to the several commer cial clubs in tie' county for their ac- 1 tion thereon, and to take such action as the majority of the towns repre sented in this club direct or author ize. Towns having commercial clubs shall make known their wishes! and desires through such clubs, and ' towns having no commercial clubs shall express their wishes and desires through the members of this club . from such towns. Hut in no case, shall this dub represent or presume to act for or to represent any town or' commercial club that has not given its consent to such action, iii the! manner herein provided. ■ The constitution provides that the! membership of the club shall consist I of two representatives from each in corporated town and one additional for each town having a commercial club, to be selected, elected or ap- \_ pointed by the commercial club in!, each town having such a club, other- 1 ] wise by the mayor of such town. The 1 first members elected or appointed j ( shall hold office until July 1. 1917, h and until their successors are select-!, ed, and thereafter the term of each , member shall he one year from , July 1. The time and place of holding j, meetings of the club shall be fixed : j from time to time by the president Pj and notice thereof given to each j. member. Representatives from five k towns shall constitute a quorum for , the transaction of business. Before,, any town is entitled to representa- , tion in this club it shall pay, or cans.- , to be paid, a membership fee of $15, ! payable In advance. It shall require ,* a two-thirds vote of all the towns, ( represented in the club to amend j, the constitution. i , W. O. W. INSTALL . Pullman camp. No. 110, W. <>. i W., Wednesday evening installed of-! ficers for the ensuing term. In- i stallation was followed by a-feed of J; Ice cream and cake The ; following*: officers were seated: l< Consul commander — 11. H. George. .' Advisor lieutenant —Jay Bader Manager- Dr. Ed Maguire. Escort—H. 0. Day. I: Watchman— Henry Hays. ,' Sentry— Shirley Flock. I PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY 7. Hit, Lily will Pave North Slate Street Method** Hill ..„ ( Church Street Districts Defatted Upon Protest of Owners— Dis. ii'ici Includes Light -Mocks North State street, from the 0.-W. R. & N. tracks north to the city lim ts on Military hill, will be paved as soon as the red tape connected with the letting of the contract can be an wound, the city council inning unan imously approved the district in an adjourned meeting Wednesday even ing. Only io per cent of the Inter ested property owners protested against the Improvement. Two other proposed districts, Methodist hill and the Church street district, were defeated when a large majority of the Interested property owners protested against the im provement. The defeated Methodist hill district included 15 blocks, parts of High, Dexter, Side. South, Hill. Jackson and Spring streets being named in Hie preliminary resolution. This district was created under the enlarged district plan, the cost to be spread over a large territory. The total outage on the proposed pav ing was 10,876 lineal feet, and of ibis amount, the owners of 5600 lineal feet of the property, or .'.1..', per cent, protested in writing. The affected area outside tie' immediate zones included 1,677,355 square feet, of which 573,206, or 34.1 per cent were represented in the protest. The estimated cost of the Improvement was $32,881.04. The property owners in the so called Church street district showed almost an unanimous apathy for pav ing, Mi per cent of the property In cluded in the district being repre sented in the protest. This district, also created under the enlarged dis trict plan, included six blocks of State. Olson. Church; Blame and Mc- Kenzie streets. The estimated cost of the proposed Improvement, as fig ured by City Engineer Myers, was $14,635.39. Under the laws relating to im provement districts, when ."in per cent or more of the property owners protest, a two-thirds majority vote of the city council is required to pro ceed with the Improvement, while a protest of 76 per cent or more of the property affected automatically kills the proposed improvement. The vote of the council against the Improve- Camp Meeting Results in Many Conversions Final Meeting at Church of God Camp, West of Pullman. Attend ed by dose to One Thousand Nearly 1000 persons attended the final meetings of the two-weeks camp meeting conducted by the disci ples of the Church of Cod on Union Flat, west of Pullman. The meetings closed last Sunday, and a large num ber of conversions to the faith re sulted. Over 200 persons were camped on the grounds during the meetings, while many more jour neyed to the grove for the daily services. General baptismal serv ices were held Saturday morning and ordnance Saturday afternoon. The Sunday morning sermon was preach ed by the Rev. A. F. Cray, who took as his subject. ' if hat ion.'' Sun day afternoon the final sermon was preached by the Rev. C. H. Eddlngs, on "Sowing and Reaping." The states of Oregon, Idaho. Mon tana, and Washington, as well a: Canada, were represented by pastors and laymen. The meetings were in general charge of the Rev. <!. W Bailey of Spokane, other pastors and evangelists who took part in the meetings being: U. G. Clark, Eugene, Ore.; O. Lewis, Woodburn, Ore.; W. W. Crist, Middleton, Idaho; 0 a. Chapman. Everett: I. M. Chapman, Everett: Ceo H. (Hay. Puffer, Alberta: G. H. Eddings, Hillyard: O. A. Burgess. Spokane; F. W. Cooper, Moscow. Idaho; H. U. Cooper, Colfax; R. M. Nichols, Fairfield: A. F. Gray. Lew iston, Idaho; F. Q. Graham, Tweedle; C K. Chapman, Troy, Idaho; W. J. Baldwin Myrtle, Idaho; men of both defeated districts was unanimous in the face of the over-: whelming protests. The North State Street district, known as Local Improvement Dis- i trict No. 29, and the only one of the! three proposed districts to weather the storm of protest, includes eight blocks, from the 0.-W. K. & N. tracks to the city limit line, includ ing the Military hill incline. The! paving of this stretch will provide Continuous) paving on State street! from one end of town to the other, | with the single exception of the hill from Olson street to the intersection of State street with the 0.-W. It. & N. i tracks. This block was Included In the Church street district, which was defeated, and may be made a Sep arate district later to complete the State street paving. Inasmuch as the council meeting! of Wednesday evening was an ad journed session from the evening previous, it was impossible to con sider an ordinance confirming the preliminary resolution concerning this district, but the ordinance will be considered at the next regular meeting, after which bids tor the work will be called. The preliminary estimate of City Engineer Myers shows that the total cost of the improvement will be in the neighborhood of $16,224.45; the engineer's figures on the different' phases of the work being as follows ! G4uo square yards bitu minous macadam. at 95c $ 6,080.00 420 square yards vitrified brick pavement, 10 feet wide, at $2.75 1,155.00 5470 lineal feet combined curb and gutter, at 50c 2,735.00 290 lineal feet OxIS-in. concrete header, at 40c 116.00 2730 cubic yards earth excavation at .... 1,365.00 j I 060 cubic yards rock ex excavation at $2.75 .. 2,915.00 370 lineal feet 8 In., vit rified sewer pipe, in place, at 50( 203.50 Fight catch basins. at $20 i 60.00 Two inlets, in place, at $10 20.001 $14,749.50 Plus in per cent for engineering and inci dentals 1.474.115 i ! Total estimated cost ..$ 1 0,224.4 s'' Miss Pearl McCarter, Spokane; 11. XV. Burch, Colvllle; Chas. Watson. Post Palls, Idaho; S. P. McCully, local pastor. BRYAN ci.l It ORGANIZE!) A Pullman Enoch A. Bryan Sen-, atorial club was organized Monday evening when a number of the local' supporters of the aspirant for a seal in the upper house of the United \ States congress met at the. city hall and elected B. F. Campbell, one of: the first, graduates of the college and ! a close friend of Dr. Bryan for nearly l a quarter of a century', as president I William M. Porter, secretary of the, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, was named secretary. Considerable in tereet in the candidacy of the Pull man man was evidenced by those who attended the initial meeting. it j is planned to have meetings at stated intervals, and while no active part will be taken in the campaign proper; an effort will be made to stimulate interest in the candidacy of Dr. Bryan and a concerted attempt will be made to secure a full registration of Pullman voters MILS. WILLIAM BOYD Iva Jane Boyd, wife of William Boyd, a farmer residing northeast of. Pullman, died last Thursday night from paritonitis, leaving her hus band and five children to mourn her j death. Deceased was 25 years of age. Funeral services were held Sat urday from Kimball's chapel, in' charge of the Rev. Harley Jackson.; Floyd G. Manring has bought the IS. O. Cathcart bouse on Montgomery street. ' i KI.KBKATE SUA Kit WEDDING AXXIVKHSAHY j I Wednesday marked the 251 h anni versary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. \v. a Moss, and In celebration j of the happy occasion a number of friends were invited iii Wednesday evening. The jolly part entered heartily into the spirit of the occa si on ami a most enjoyable evening resulted. Much enjoyment came from the dancing of ihe old fash ioned Virginia reel, In which all the guests and the honored couple pal ticipated with the zest and agility of the youth of in years ago Cards and refreshments rounded out the evening's entertainment. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W; A. Moss. Mr. and Mrs .1. 11. San born. Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. VV. A. /err, Mr. and Mrs '' ('. A. Price, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Pttckett, Mr. and Mrs I). D. Kirn ball, Mrs .1. T. Henry of Spokane Mrs. Q. W. Heed. Mrs. .1. Brooks. Mrs M. F. Gannon, Mrs. Mary E. Durham and two daughters and the Misses Katie Harter. Vivian Duthle, Thelma Moss and Marguerite Price. J. C. STRATTdN WAS AN EARLY PIONEER Plunder Farmer Passes Awn) on Farm He Took as Homestead in 1877— 1/ eaves Wile anil Twelve Children After 39 years of continuous and happy residence upon the IGO-acre farm which he took as a homestead in 1*77, John C. Stratton, esteemed farmer of east of Pullman, passed to the great beyond Monday night after suffering from rheumatism for the past five years, during which time he was an invalid. Death was attribut ed to heart failure, and came quietly and almost without warning. Funeral services were held Thursday morning from the Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. C. 11. Harri son of the Federated church, the large attendance and beautiful floral offerings attesting the high esteem in which the pioneer was held by bis many friends and acquaintances. Burial wits in Fairmount cemetery. John C. Stratton was born in Michigan on November 12, 1842, be ing 7 3 years, seven months and 21 days of age at bis death. In his early youth he removed to South Dakota, and on May I. 1X7.1. was married to Flora A. Sharp. In 1,17 7 he came to Washington territory and and located the 160-acre homestead, about three miles east of Pullman, where be still resided at the time of his death. Mr. Stratton was a successful, en ergetic farmer, a loving husband and father and a staunch friend. lie was the father of II! children, 12 of whom, with the widow, survive him. Seven of the children were In at tend ance, at he funeral services. The oldest son. Orin Stratton, was a member of the first graduating class from the State College, and three others of the children received their degrees from 'he institution. The 12 children arc Orin Stratton, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Edward Hob son. Glenns Ferry, Idaho; Mrs. Rob ert McNeilly, St. John, Wash.; Mrs W. <;. Hunter. Port Lapwai, Idaho; Mrs. I). C George. Pullman; Mrs. C. Quintan, Hardisty Alberta; Mrs. John Wolf. Imperial, Cal.; Mrs. J. C Siracti. Sacramento, Cal.; Charles Stratton, Walla Walla; Leslie Strat ton, Soldier, Idaho; Gladys Stratton, Pullman, George Stratton. Pullman. light RBGM 1; a Pullman voters who wish to re ceive the pamphlets concerning the initiative and referendum measures proposed for adoption must affix their signatures to the registration book- before tonight (Friday! or the state officials will overlook them when the booklets are mailed. The pamphlets contain the text of the proposed laws, with arguments both tor and against the measures, and are Intended to enlighten voters who have not studied the measures. Up to yesterday afternoon less than 200 voters had qualified by registration in the tour Pullman precincts, wnile the total voting strength of the city is probably clogo to 1400. NUMBER 38 SUDDEN ENDING OF A HAPPY LIFE Mis. T. ,1. o-iii.v. Usteemed Resident of Pullman, Killed in .in Auto. mobile Accident \,„, Kennewick The many Pullman friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. o'Daj were terribly shocked and grieved last Saturday evening by the arrival of the news thai Mrs. O'Day had been killed In an automobile accident near Konue* wick. Only that morning Mr. and Mi - O'Day, with their son, Hay, bad started from this city to upend a long anticipated vacation in a drive across the state to visit their eldest son ho, «i li bis family, resides at Port Angeles. They made an early start and had a most enjoyable ride until within about three miles of Kennewlck. Not being familiar with the road they were following another machine bound for that city. This machine was setting a fast pace and suddenly made n.sharp turn. Ray O'Day, who was at the wheel, did not expect the turn and was unable to quite make it. The automobile left the road and crashed Into a tree. Mrs. O'Day was thrown out by the shock a distance of about 10 feet, striking upon her face Mr O'Day was thrown about lid feet, but es caped with a few scratches and bruises. Ray held on to the steering wheel and was not hurt at all. The incident occurred close to a house and one of the family living In it at once telephoned to Kenne wick for a doctor, who arrived on the scene within three or four min utes. The injured woman was rush ed to Kennewick and an examination showed thai no bones were broken, hut she hail sustained internal in juries which resulted In two hem orrhages and she passed away in a couple of hours The heart-broken husband and SOU returned to Pullman with the re mains Sunday evening and al Rosalia were Joined by Lester, a younger Son, who Wits working at Maiden, Another son. Ingle, wai working for C. 11. Barclay and the eldest son. with his wife and child, arrived from Port Angeles Monday. The funeral was held at Kimball's undertaking parlors Tuesday morning, Rev. C. H. Harrison officiating. The numerous and beautiful floral tributes bore mute testimony to the esteem and affection In which deceased was held. The remains were interred in the Odd Fellow cemetery. Abbie Bailey O'Day was born in one of the first frame houses built In Nebraska. She was the daughter of D. P. Bailey, a pioneer freighter on the plains, and who later became one of the pioneer ranchers of the west, Her mother's name was Ma tilda Elsey, who belonged to one of the prominent pioneer families of western Virginia, which later became a part of the new state of West Vir ginia, she was married in April, l*N7. at Nebraska City, \e!,r., to T. J. O'Day, who was a young law stu dent. Five children were born to this union, one of whom died in Mis souri in 1894, the other boys, Wayne P.. Bay M., Ingle, and Lester, sur vive her. She united with a Baptist church in Missouri in I 894 and lived In the hope of a true Christian, her happiness being marred only by the death of their second son. She would have reached her 4 Bth birth day the morning after the fatal acci dent. The last day of her life was one of the happiest, as she enjoyed every moment of the trip and was looking forward with keen anticipa tion to the visit with her eldest son. The bereaved family have the sym pathy of the entire community in their sudden and crushing sorrow. W. G. Needham and family ar rived in Pullman Monday. They made the trip from Berkeley. Cal., in their auto and encountered stormy weather and muddy roads nearly all the way, with several washouts and cloudbursts to add a little excitement. They have located in the Stock bridge cottage in College Park ami expect to remain for sev eral months, while the building now occupied by the Emerson Mercantile company is being remodeled for Hie First National bank.