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V. E. Hampton and William Swift
Alleged to Have Operated Still
for Illicit Manufacture of
Liquor ,
A well equipped moonshine whis
key still at 602 Jackson street was
raided by Deputy Sheriffs Cole and
Baker of Colfax and Chief of Police
V. 0. Sargent early Tuesday morn-1
Ing and W. E. Hampton and William
Swift were taken to Colfax to answer'
to the charge of having intoxicating
liquor in their possession. The two
men pleaded guilty to the charge be-'
fore Justice Doolittle and each was
assessed a fine of $150 and costs,
iith 60 day* i.n the county jail. It
is believed tnat the. lesser charge was
brought only to hold the men for
the federal authorities, and that the !
more serious charge of the manufac
ture of the contrabrand liquor will
be filed later.
V. 0. Sargent, local chief of police,
assisted in running down the alleged
"moonshiners" and called the depu
ties from the sheriff's office to as-'
sist, in the raid, which occurred at
6 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The equipment secured by the law
-custodians was loaded into an auto
mobile and taken to Colfax, where
it was held as evidence to assist in
the prosecution of the alleged law I
vlolaters. Two copper kettles, with
worms, were confiscated, as well as!
two kegs of mash and several pints
of the finished product. Hampton.;
with his family, was living in the
house where the still was in opera-'
Included with the paraphernalia!
confiscated by the officers was a
"blue book," containing a list of the
customers of the alleged thriving,
business. This, book indicated that!
a considerable amount of the moon
shine product found its way to Col-'
fax, although the names of several
Pullman men are "written there."
While it is rumored that the Illicit ■
manufacture of whiskey has been go-!
ing on for several weeks, and that!
several recent "drunks" might be
traced to the raided still, the dis
covery of the still came as a big sur-'
prise to the community. Hampton
has been a resident of Pullman for
several years and for some months
past has conducted his own business, j
Swift is a comparative stranger, hay- j
ing been in Pullman but a short I
while, and little is known about him.
Both the men have families.
. It is rumored that further develop- j
ments in the case may be expeced
and these are being awaited with
ouch interest.
Dr. M. J. Belstel of the Northwest
sanitarium lef Monday for Roches-1
ter, Minn., where he will take post-:
graduate work in surgery at the
Mayo Bros, institute, also expecting!
to do P. G. work at the sanitariums
at Chicago and Cleveland. Before!
returning Dr. Beistel will visit the
battle Creek sanitarium, at Battle
Creek, Mich., to gain information for
the benefit of the North sani
tarium. He will return to Pullman
«arly in January.
•be semi-annual election of trus
tees for the chamber of commerce, '■
held last Tuesday, resulted in the'
••election of the following nine trus-j
tee«: B. H. Douglass, Lee Allen. F.
* E - Sanger, F. F. Nalder, J. S. Klem
jKard, A. R. Met/., C. A. Isaacs, F. C. j
jDensow and Georgo T. McMahon. j
| The new board will meet within the
i" »«>xt few days to elect officers for
I the six-month term.
lv Verne the 11-months old son of
! Mr- and .Mrs. Frank Norris, suc
cumbed last Thursday afternoon to}
•. °mach trouble, after an illness of
I OU,y a f<**' days duration. Funeral ,
••^n fees were held from Kimball's !
j •*«ne] Sunday afternoon. :n charge'
]• the Rev. John (}. Law of thai
4«tt.hodlst church, intsrmont was in '
i^ecity cemetery. ;^
The Pullman Herald
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jmrnrn. „ the be>t int . r .„, of „ m . n .__ , he greate>t Uming community m (he NortWrt ium>undin(t
Two of Pullman's most popular
young people were united in mar
riage Tuesday afternoon when Miss
Virginia Slagle, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Slagle, became the bride
of William T. Ham, instructor in
English at the State College. The
ceremony was a pretty but simple
"lie, being performed by the Rev. C,
N. Curtis at the home of the bride
parents in the presence of only the
immediate relatives of the bride ana
groom. Following the wedding a
reception was held, attended by
scores of friends of the young peo
ple. The Slagle residence was beau
tifully decorated for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Ham will be at home
at the Slagle residence after a short
trip, Mr. and Mrs. Single planning a
trip 10 New Jersey for the winter.
The bride has won hosts of friends
during he,- residence in Pullman and
Mr. Ham also la held in high esteem
in the community.
Football Mentor Accepts Informs
Offer of vitriolic Council for
Next fear's Services
Gustavlus A. Welch, football
•oach at the State College, will again
guide the destinies of the Cougai
lineup next year, having accepted an
formal offer of the athletic coun
il, which calls for a substantial in
crease In salary for his 1920 serv
ices. While the actual contract has
not yet been signed, all the members
if the athletic council desire to te
am the popular mentor and Coach
Welch has promised to sign the
per? as soon as they are prepared.
A deserved tribute to Coach Welch
was the action of the football squad
n petitioning their coach to remain
it the State College another year.
Die petition wa* signed by every
Member of the squad, and attested
:he high esteem in which he is held
jy his proteges.
Coach Welch has proved himself
i man of the highest type, an ex
cellent coach and an undeniable as
set to the college and the community.
He plays no favorites but gives
ivery man an equal opportunity to
prove his ability. His team did not
din the Pacific Coast championship,
is many had predicted that it would,
nit that was not through any derelic
on on his part, injuries to the men,
hie to the gruelling schedule, and
illeged internal difficulties over
vhich he had no control, being
charged with the loss of the two
;ames by fandom.
The decision of Coach Welch to
Kintlnue his duties at the State Col
ege will be hailed with delight by
he student body and the citizenship
if the community.
•I'LLM.W Couple
Mrs. Anna A. Lewis and J. C.
"lark, both of Pullman, were mar
ried by Justice G. W. Larue at his
iffice in this city lest Friday. Mr.
Mark is a pioneer of the Pullman
tnd Johnson country and a retired
armer. However, he expects to re
mgage In farming in the spring, as
ie considers himself too young to
lermanently retire at this time.—
Colfax Gazette.
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The, members of Evening Star
odge, Xo. 26, Knights of Pythias.
vlth their friends, enjoyed a de-
Ightful social session Monday even
ng. Dancing and cards were in
lulged in by the merrymakers, mu
dc being furnished by Trimble's or
diestra. The occasion marked the
ormal opening of the magnificent
dub rooms just recently fitted up
in the second floor of the Pythian
ample for the use of the member
ibip. The lodge has just launched
i campaign to secure 100 applica
nts for the big Page rank initia
ion at Colfax December Its, when
ipwards of 200 neophytes will be
itarted on the journey toward
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Fourteen-Pound Hoy Arrives* at the
Home of Mr. and Js'lrts*. It. It.
Hately—Family Record
When a bouncing 1 4-pound baby
boy came to the home of Mr. and
Airs. R. P.. Hately, 10 miles west in'
Pullman Wednesday morning. Mr.
Hately, who is SO years of age, be
came the father of his 24th child.
a Rooseventian record tlvt has sel
dom, if iver, been equalled in Whit
man county. Mr, Hately is now liv
ing with his second wife, whom he
married about 20 years ago, and his
fnmilv -nclntlcs hill one Ret of twills.
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First to Fly Across Atlantic Ocean
sic Arthur Bs-mvsi, Hero of Trans
atlantic Flight, to Siseak Here

The story of the first non-stop
trans-Atlantic flight, as made by
Captain Sir John Alcock, K. B. X .
D. S. C. and Lieutenant Sir Arthur
Whitten Brown, from the lips of one
of the only two men who ever stood
on the continents of America and
Europe in the same day, will be told
in the college auditorium on the
evening of Dec. 2.
"Landed at Clifden at 8:40 a. m.,
Greenwich mean tisue, lath of June,
Vikers Vlmy Atlantic machine leav
ing Newfoundland coast at 4:28 p.
m.. Greenwich mean time. 14th of
June. Total time. 16 hours, 12 min
utes." (Signed) Alcock and Brown.
Such was the first brief and mod
est message flashed from the airs
men in Ireland to the Aero Club of
Ten of the 24 children are by the,
first wife, 14 by the second, Des
tiite bis tour score of years, Mr. I
Ha>.Jy is still, bale and hearty, and;
manage* hiss big farm as efficiently]
as he did years?ago. He is a pioneer i
of this district and is widely known
throughout the county. He drives
a seven-passenger automobile with!
the ability and agility of a young
man and turns out as big a day's |
work on the farm as any of his
neighbors. Several of his sons are
now operating farms of their own
and, with the father, are numbered j
among the county's most successful j
agriculturists. The proud father is
receiving' the congratulations of!
scores of friends. i
America; the complete tale of an
adventurous and amazingly havard
ous enterprise was to be told later.
The J. B. Pond Lyceum Bureau
now has the rare privilege of an-
nouncing that Lieutenant Sir Arthur,
Whitten Brown, K. B. E., has con
sented to make a lecture tour to
tell his original story of this first
great accomplishment of peace;
Averaging a speed of 120 miles
an hour, climbing, diving, looping
the loop and at times flying upside
down, because the fog and mists of
tie- North Atlantic had blotted out
the sun, moon, and stars, they had
no sense of the horizon, the flight,
of 1960 miles was successfully car
ried out. Among other things this
stupendous achievement, the great
est of the age, set a new world's dis
tance record for a heavier than air
machine, a machine which could not
alight upon the water. It is Brown's
opinion nor, that the flying boat is
the only piano for such a flight; had
they been forced to land if would
have teen Impossible to start again
in th« water.
During the flight they flew
through atmosphere so cold that Ice
caked on the Instruments), and short
ly after the take-off the small wire
less radio set, jarred loose and was
blown away, leaving the world in
ignorance of the progress of the
Alcock and Brown were knighted
by King George last June upon their
arrival In England, the announce
ment of this honor being made by
Bt. Hon. Winston Churchill at the
same time that he presented then
with Lord Northcllffe's "Daily Mail"
prize of $;>0.i)00 offered In 1913 for
the first non-stop unaided flight
across the Atlantic
Hue to the heavy expense of bring
ing this unusual attraction to the
students and townspeople of Pull
man, arrangements are being made
to charge the students Cm nominal
fee of 25 cents and i he general pub
lic 7.". cents Seats at Watt's,
Cattle and Sheep Exhibited by De
partment of Animal Husbandry
Proves Ms Class at Nations
N'ori Invest. Shows
With a collection Of ribbons and
other prizes never before equalled In
extent, the w. S. C. herd of show
tattle and flock of show sheep have
completed their tour of Northwest
live stock shows and have been re
turned to the college farm. During
in- tour the stock was-exhibited al
the Western Royal Live Stock show
it: Spokane, the Northwest Live Stock
show in Lewiston, and the Pacific
International Stock show nt North
Portland, Orenon. Competing in 64
separate clisse'i, not : n animal was
nice below the position for which
ribbons were offered, end in the
treat majority of cases the collage
entries were at or near the top of
he list.
The college show stock Included (
seven head of show cattle and 10!
lead of fat sheep and was entered in
competition at the three exhibitions
by the department of animal hun
jandry Of the seven head of cattle j
ill but one were breeding stock, the'
me being a fat grade steer. All of;
the cattle, with the exception of a j
hree-year-old Angus bull, were bred j
>n the college farm, and the entire
;roup of 17 animals wrs fatted and
groomed by the department of an
mal husbandry.
The collect of ribbons won by
.be college stock i'lcl'i-'cs I 8 cham
pionship ribbons, 18 first places, 11
seconds, five thirds, four fourths,
(tree fifths, one seventh, ; i.ii one
Among the high prizes w*n at the
iVestem Royal show in Spokane was
reserve champion fat steer and
grand champion fat wether. At the
Lewiston show _: rend champion fat
steer and grand champion fat weth
;r were awarded to the ''< liege, and
it the North Portland show reserve
championships were won on both fat
steer and fat wether.
A grade steer, "Baldy," bred and
Fitted by the animal husbandry de
partment, won first and champion
ship at the Portland show in grade
-i.cr class, as well as reserve cham
pionship In all breeds and all ages,
rhls animal was sold for beef at ■'•>'•
i nts per pound, bringing $094.40.
V yearling medium wool wether won
the grand Championship la its class
md reserve championship in all
desces, and was sold for 2* cents,
ier pound.
The college took second, fourtn j
ir.d fifth on Ions? wool lambs at
Portland, second on pen of medium
aool lambs second on pen of long
irool lambs, end third, fourth and;
Ifth on medium wool lambs. On'
he beef cattle clasres, Angus '.r^ed.
he college took first on aged bull, •
second on Junior bull calf, second
md third on senior heifer calf, sec
>nd on Junior heifer calf second on
• ; ,,f herd and second on get of sire,
ii i !u- Angus class In small case in
rhlrh the college entries were beat
-n it was by animals from the Bat
les herd of Yakima. -, . I
County Commissioner J. B. Sanborn
IHmiii.hscn County Hoods Before
(Ttaisihw of siwu-co—
Finish Main Artery
Next Year
"During tho last two years Whit
man county has constructed nearly
every mile of public highway it
would have been possible to build
even had millions of dollars been
available for this purpose," was the
statement of Count) Commissioner
.1. 11. Sanborn before the chamber of
commerce Tuesday, Commissioner
Sanborn discussed the county road
situation at some length before the
local citizens and cleared up many
points on which criticisms hi re been
directed at the commissioners for
alleged laxity in road construction
throughout the county. Commis
sioner Sanborn contended that ab
normal labor conditions had made
road construction almost an Impost*
sibility, even though tho commis
sioners have been Inclined to pay the
prices demanded by contractors for
road work. "We might have built.
a few miles more, perhaps," he said.
"had we been willing to pay from
$1000 to $6000 per mile more than
under ordinary conditions,"
The Intention of the county com
mlrsioners to continue next year tho
road improvement program inter
rupted by the war and abnormal
conditions was Indicated when Com
missioner Sanborn pointed out that
by constructing 30 miles of Improved
road next year under the Donahue
act every important trading center
in the county, with the possible ex
ception of Palouse, will be connected
with a hard surface road, highways
that will stand the test of time on
Which the annual upkeep will not
exceed $200 to $800.
"Under Ihe Donahue law," he
contended, "we get two miles of
highway as against one mile under
a bonding system, and In the latter
rase the taxpayers of the county pay
the entire cost."
Oakesdale and Garfield will be
connected with an Improved road
under the permanent highway law
next year, and Commissioner San
born argued that the legislature
should be able to secure federal as
sistance to construct the 23 miles
between Pullman and Garfield thus
completing the main arterial road
system of the county.
Commissioner Sanborn pointed to
the road now being constructed by
the farmers 10 miles west of Pull
man, with county assistance, as
proof of the fact that the county it
self, in many cases can do its own
taxpayers many thounrnds of dol
taxpayers amny thousands of dol
lars. This piece of road, which pre
sented grading problems harder thais
the average, will be finished at a
cost of not to exceed $0000, while
the contract cost has been as high
as $13,000 per mile. The legisla
ture, be contended, should pass a
law permitting the county Itself to
ill the work when the bid a of the
contractors are considered too hi-;h.
The county will need from 300
to 100 miles of connecting roads
after tho main arteries are complet
ed. The taxpayers, he contended,
should make a deep study of the sit
uation and lay their plans now for
completing this road system through
out the county. The legislature
should be prevailed upon to adopt
more adequate laws for county road
lullding, ho said, and urged the tax-
vers to use their influence to this
Upon motion Of Professor H. V.
Jarpenter, following the discussion
by the county commissioner, Mr.
Sanborn was asked to prepare data
'or a series of newspaper stories on
he road 'situation to acquaint the
taxpayers, through the local news
icper with the actual conditions and
possibilities for the future, thus
irlnglng about a closer underst&nd
ng and co-operation between t the
omrnissioners and the taxpayers. '^'rf r
Mr. and Mrs. V. I. Higgfasj have
•cached Oakland, Calif., in' the
•ourse of their travels. They are
veil and report having seen I. B.
flolt and S. E. J. Gentry.,

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