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VOLUME XXXIII
$40,000 FIRE
TAKES ENTIRE
BUSINESS BLOCK
Whitman Implement Company, Pull
man Garage, Frank Parr, Frank
Burnett and Others Buffer
Losses in Tuesday's
Blaze
ESTIMATED LOSSES
"Whitman Implement Co.—
416,000; building, $7,500.
J. L. Hunt Damage to Pullman
Garage building, $0,000.
Frank Parr Automobile, tools,
etc., $3,000.
Frank Burnett —Rain, $8,000.
Rond A- Rankin (Pullman Ga
rage)— Accessories, etc., $1,000.
Harry Buntham — Automobile,
$800.
(George EwingHay and dray line
equipment, $800.
A. D. Ran inMusical instruments
/stored); $500.
Other buildings (slightly dam
aged)sl,ooo.
One of the fiercest blazes in Pull
man's history destroyed three of the
four buildings in the block on East
.Main street, between Spring and Pine
streets, Tuesday morning, the dam
age being estimated at an actual loss
of $40,000, although the replace
ment value of the buildings, under
present conditions, would be consid
erably greater than the estimates
above.
The fire started from a stove pipe i
through the partition in the east cor
ner of the Whitman Implement com
pany building, in the rooms occupied
by Frank Parr as an automobile re
pair shop. Mr. Parr was working 1
in the shop at the time and as soon [
as the wall paper caught fire from j
the stove pipe he took a chemical
fire extinguisher and turned it on the
blaze. Instantly the flames spread j
to every part of the room, however, j
and he was forced to beat a hasty re
treat, only saving the Olson automo
bile, on which he was working, after
burning his hands and face. The
automobile was considerably dam
aged in the rear before he got it into
the street in front of the burning
building. Within a few minutes the
entire building occupied by the Whit
man Implement company was envel
oped in flames, it being impossible
to save any of the stock. Fanned
by a brisk northwest wind, the fire
soon spread to the frame barn owned j
by Frank Burnett and occupied as a
stable and store house by George
Ewing, and from that to the build
ing owned by J. L. Hunt and occupied
by the Pullman Garage.
About 25 automobiles were in the
garage when the fire started but
these were all saved by a small army
of citizens, and practically all of the
tools, accessories and furniture were
taken from the building before the
roof fell. The concrete walls of the
Hunt building, aided by a change in
the wind direction and the city fire
hose, stopped the fire at this point,
the only remaining building in the
block, a small frame structure used
as a blacksmith shop, being saved.
The fire burned with a fury that
could not be denied and for a time
the entire business district was men
aced, large embers carrying to every
part of the business section and the
heat, for a block away, being intense.
Dense columns of smoke rose from
the burning oils. But for the sud
den change in the wind it Is believed
that the damage would have been
much greater.
All of the frame buildings on the
north side of Main street, opposite
the burned structures, were dam
aged to a considerable extent, prac
tically all of . the windows being
broken by the intense heat and some
damage done by water. The Baptist
church, east of the implement com
pany building, caught fire several
times at the steeple, but a steady
stream of water saved the structure,
as well as the residences on both
sides. ...
Three automobiles in the Parr
(Continued on page five.)
—_..- SIXTEEN PAGES WW
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best interest* of Pullman and the greatest farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
I WHEAT AGAIN DECLINES;
FARMERS DEFUSE to SELL
j
The local wheat market, In sym
pathy with the Chicago exchange,
has fluctuated daily during the past
| week, showing a downward tendency.
The holders steadfastly refuse to soil
at present quotations and the buyers
are not anxious to buy under the pre
vailing conditions. While quotations
i Wednesday were only nominal, the
price for red wheat was around the
$1.70 mark. Yesterday a sharp de
cline in the Chicago market caused a
i still further decline.
ANNUAL "FORTY-NINE" SHOW
TO BE STAGED BY PYTHIANB
The annual "Forty-Nine" show
under the auspices of the local K. of
P. lodge will be held Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday evenings, Novem
ber 25, 26 and 27. N. W. Cairns is
chairman of the general committee
in charge of arrangements for the
affair and promises the most com
plete show ever staged by the lodge,
with numerous added attractions.
The funds derived from the attrac
tion will go for improvements in the
I-'., of P. club room.
ELLIS HIGH MAN
AT PULLMAN POLLS
verwhelming Defeat of Carlyon Rill
Feature of Local Voting—Results
in Outlying Precincts
H. A. Ellis, republican, and county
school superintendent elect, was high
man at the polls in the four Pullman
I city precincts Tuesday, receiving a
total of 755 votes to 179 for his dem
ocratic opponent. Mr. Ellis served
for a number of years as superintend
ent of the local schools, and his mag
nificent vote here is a tribute to his
efficiency. Frank E. Sanger was high
man on the legislative ticket, with
661 votes. The soldiers' compensa
tion bill carried by a three to one
majority in this city. The full Pull
man vote, on all the candidates and
: measures, is given in another column.
Latest reports on the county elec
tion indicate the success of every re
publican candidate by a safe major
ity. John M. Klemgard, of Pullman,
was reelected county assessor on the
democratic ticket, having no oppo
nent in the republican ranks. Mr.
Klemgard will have the distinction
of being the only democratic office
holder in the court house. F. E. San
ger and Roy Jones, republicans, were
both returned to the state legislature
by big majorities over George Libby
and J. M. Davis.
Ewurtsville Vote
Sixty-two votes were cast for Hard
ing at Ewartsville, 8 going to Cox.
For the state legislature Jones re
ceived 09, Sanger 57, Davis 21 and
Llbby 10. John Klemgard was given
45 votes for assessor and Leonard
Strobel, for commissioner, was high
man on the democratic ticket in con
tested offices, receiving 24 votes. The
Carlyon bill was defeated at Ewarts
ville 64 to 3. The soldiers' bonus
bill carried, 42 to 20. The increased
salary amendment lost, 37 to 5.
Rranham Precinct
Branham precinct cast 64 votes
for Harding and 25 for Cox, approxi
mately the same republican majority
prevailing on all the state and county
offices. A total of 81 votes were cast
against the Carlyon bill, 2 favoring.
The vote on the soldiers* compensa
tion bill was 49 against to 31 for. and
on the increased salary proposal 51
against and 11 for.
Russell for Harding
In Russell precinct 19 votes were
cast for Harding and 9 for Cox.
Christenson reveived two votes for
president on the farmer-labor ticket.
Bridges (Tor governor) and the oth
er farmer-labor candidates receiving
four votes each. Frank Sanger, for
representative, received the highest
vote of any candidate. 23, 20 going
for Jones, nine for Llbby and eight
for Davis. The Russell voters reg
istered their opposition to the Carl
yon bill. 27 to 2. wh'le the soldiers'
bonus bill carried. 18 to 9. Twenty
one votes were cast against the pro
posed salary Increase, two favoring.
County Results
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1920
Pullman Rolls Up 0,0. P. Majority
. "Pet." i Pet. I i l'". 1 Pel 1 Total
: _ 41 _ j 51v,| 64__| 72 J
For President — | j j
Herding tRi 154 i 151 , is.". | 122 622
Cox (D) 79 j 70 : 102 54 303
Christensen iF-Lt 8 7 ; 2 24
For I", S. Senator—
Wesley L. Jones (R) 163 148 203 142 656
George F. Cotterill (D) I 19 61 ; 82 I 83 245
For Rep. in Congress —4th Hist.
John W. Summers (R) 156 | 146 , 207 182 641
Fred Miller (D) 70 82 I 78 40 250
For Governor—
Louis F. Hart (R) I 165 165 209 142 661
W, W. Black (D) i 60 ; 51 64 30 205
Robert Bridges (F-L) j 40 19 31 13 103
For Lieutenant Governor—
Wm; .1. Coyle (R) I 160 146 , 199 139 , 644
H. C. Bohlke (D) j 58 61 ; 71 36 266
For Secretary of State—
.1. Grant Hinkle j 158 144 206 ; 137 645
George llazzard (D) ! 62 , 63 71 36 222
For State Treasurer—
Clifford L. Babcock (R) I 149 144 j 199 124 616
C. C. Gibson (D) ! 68 62 74 47 251
For State Auditor—
W. Clausen (R) , 172 164 229 149 714
For Attorney General—
L. L. Thompson (111 167 145 196 127 625
John W. Henna 1)) 63 64 73 44 244
For Commissioner of Public Lands—
Clark V. Savidge (R) | 166 ! 152 213 142 673
Albert Schooley (D) 52 59 62 36 208
For Supt. of Public Instruction — [
Josephine Corliss Preston (R) .... 161 ; 155 209 134 659
Catherine .Montgomery (D) | 58 I 57 82 49 246
For State Insurance Commissioner— j
H. O. Fishback (R) j 15:; 152 213 131 | 649
Jesse F. -Murphy (D) 61 57 64 43 225
For state Representative— 7th Dist.j
Roy Jones (R) I 161 143' 197 127 628
Frank E. Sanger (R) ...,, 171 147 , 212 131 661
Geo. P. Libby (D) 57 i 18 47 39 19 1
James M. Davis (D) I 78 I 75 I 116 .. 58 j 322
For County Sheriff— | [
Win. Cole (R.) I 162 ! 143 201 118 624
B. F. Mailrtna- (D) 78 81 93 • 63 315
For County Clerk"**
John H. Newman (Hi „ 163 67 I 205 ; 130 665
E. P. Deering (D) „..... 59 j 54 74 ; 45 232
For County Auditor
A.L.Maxwell (R) 170 174 226 | 140 1 716
For County Treasurer—
E. B. Thompson (R) 173 | 161 201 I 130 > 655
C. E. Riggs (D) 49 65 83 i 44 | 241
For County Prosecuting Attorney
G. A. Weldon (R) ". .. I 156 136 173 i lis : 583
Leßoy JlcCann t(D| [71 80 107 55 313-
For County Assessor—
John Klemgard (D) » 104 136 181 109 530
For Co. Supt. Common Schools— |
H. A. Ellis (R) I 184 \ 187 237 147 7:,:,
M. B. Jaquea (D) 50 39 57 33 179
For County Engineer— i
Thomas M. Mead | 177 I 168 226 i 147 f 718
For County Coroner— | j
W.R.Goodrich (R) 1 176 ; 168 1 221 145 | 710
For Co. Commissioner—lst Dint.-] |
W. C. McCoy (R) I 148 I 131 165 116 I 560
Ralph Comegys (D) ! 67 j 81 109 57 291
For Co. Commissioner3rd hist.—| 1
P. M. Price |R) | 149 i 131 174 120 : 574
Leonard Strobe! ( I) ) ! 70 81 91 49 I 291
For Justice of the Peace— |
Wm. Swain (R) | 158 ' 144 | 177 : 109 ' 588
Geo. N. Henry (D) | 67 72 1 89 67 I 295
For Constable— | I i
V. O. Sargent (R) 1 l«l I 160 < 211 | lit) 1 672
tail yon Bill— l I
or ' I 19 19 36 ] 22 I 96
Against 189 | 192 ! 238 : 150 >■ 769
Soldiers Bonus
For, I 166 I 167 I 182 140 655
Against . | 52 47 84 , .... , 216
Right of Eminent Domain— |
For •• ! 98 ' 104 i 159 109 ' 470
Against 1 62 I 65 I 70 ' 24 2"1
Salary Increases ! I I I
For.-- i 65 | 59 | 120 110 354
Asalnst -.1 106 I 108 [ 116 j 46 ] 376
MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES
SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
Little Interest Aroused Up to Present
Time—Mrs. i:. W. Thorpe Men
tioned as Possible Candidate
for Council
A municipal primary election, to
nominate city officers, will be held
next Tuesday, November 9; when
candidates will be named for the
following offices: mayor, for a 2
year term; councilman-at-large, 2
year team; city attorney, treasurer
and clerk for 2-year terms; First,
Second and Third ward councilman
for 4-year terms. '
City Attorney U. ('. Dow has de
clared himself a candidate for re
election, as have also City Clerk Ma
tilda F. Gannon, City Treasurer .1. S.
Clark and Second ward Councilman
F. V. Roth. These names will ap
pear on the Citizens ticket at the pri
maries.
little interest has been created in
r the approaching primaries up to the
present time and with one exception,
no names have yet been advanced for
the offices for which the incumbents
have not filed for re-election. Mrs.
i E. W. Thorpe Is being urged to ma;;»
| a sticker race for the nomination for
; Third ward councilman, but has not
yet come to a decision.
I The polling places will be the same
as for the general election of last
Tuesday.
LITTLE SYMPHONY IS
[NOTED COMBINATION
Orchestra, Organized by Thurlow
Lieurance, to Appear Here Wed
nesday, November 10, Aus
pices American Legion
Lieurance's Little Symphony Or
chestra, patterned after the Metro
politan Symphony orchestras of the
•'les, will appear at the college au
ditorium next Wednesday evening,
November 10, under the auspices of
Maynard-Price post of the American
Legion. The funds derived from the
entertainment will go to swell the
memorial fund of the local post,
which has now reached $800. The
citizens of Pullman are solidly behind
the service men in their efforts to
secure a large memorial fund and the
attraction will undoubtedly be greet
ed by a large audience. Tickets will
sell at $1.00. Student tickets, plus
75 cents, will admit, and students of
the local schools will be admitted for
•"" cents.
Lieurance's Little Symphony is an
all-string combination which plays
sketches from a representative num
ber of symphonies. It was especially
oiganlzed by Mr. Lieurance to me.
the wide demand for good music
rather than trash. The noted com
poser believed that nothing short of
the best would satisfy the craving for
real music In America, and this is
the reason for the Little Symphony.
It la an organization with a purpose !
!—a company with a musical [deal.
The strong combinations consist of
four violins, two 'cellos, and a pianist.
i' li under the personal direction of
Mr. Harold Lewis In the absence of
: Mr. Lieurance, who does not appear
with his organization, Throughout
the extensive program Mr. Lieurance
has arranged the music for several
different combinations The varied
program resulting is one of unusual
charm.
TAP DRUG STORE TILL
Thieves entered the White Drug
Store Friday night, gaining entrance
through the rear window. Ten dol
lars In change was taken from the
cash register, but so far as can be
learned no goods were molested. The
thieves were evidently amateurs,
who wished to impress the owners of
the drug store that they were bad
men, as they left the following noti
on the cash register, "Three bad
men are going to get you." The
proprietors are not losing much
sleep over the threat but tire thank
ful that the cash register was at a
low ebb.
FOURTH ROLL CALL
OF THE RED CROSS
"Wear a Red Cross Button Before
Armistice Day" Will Re
the Slogan
The fourth Red Cross roll call will
bo held in Pullman from Saturday,
November 6, to Nov. 21. Let us put
it over by Armistice day.
The roll call committee for the
Pullman branch is Mrs. J. N. Finer-'
son. Mrs. Forrest, .Mrs. Qilleland,
Mrs Goodyear, Mrs. Thorpe and
Mrs. Zundel. The college commit
tee is Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Hack
ed orn.
Mrs. Cunningham will head the
work for Albion. Mrs. Emil Thill
will call the roll in Uniontown and
Mrs. Geo. Esser will perform a like
service for Colton.
. The work in the Clinton Grange
auxiliary will be in charge of Mis.
13. S. Leonard and Mrs. Thomas M.
Prltchard will look after that in the
W'helan Grange. The membership
fees are: Annual $1.00, contribut
ing $6.00, sustaining $10.00.
The committee wishes to have the
roll completed in Pullman by Armis
tice day. November 11. "Wear a
Red Cross button by Armistice day
and see that your neighbor wears
one too."
The committee will have desks in
both of the hanks and in one or two
other convenient places. They ask
you to make your Red Cross contri
butions through your own Red Cross
branch here in Pullman and not else
where, or through another agency.
In the second ''oil call, while we
I were still at war, Pullman contribut
ed $1,407 and it- auxiliaries gave
$"602. In the third roll call —the
first peace roll call— Pullman an
swered with $1,601 and its auxill
lies with $220.
The peace program is important.
I It includes service to former service
; men and their families in many ways.
Camp; hospital and home service for
the men still In service. It is still
! working with our men in Germany.
| It is looking after many men blinded
in the service, enabling them through
I the training it affords, to become
'. independent to the greatest possible
: degree. Your membership fees are
j the great force for good in this
| one way, it the lied Cross did noth
ing else.
But during the past war the A R.
C helped more than 80,000 persons
in ISO stricken communities.
'lie- nurse typifies the Red Cross,
and over 3700 nurses are on the roll
of the organization, over fee being
still with the army. •_':;•; with the
navy and at least 1000 are working
in rural communities and wherever
there is need.
Last winter, when we had the In
fluenza here in Pullman, the Red
Cross nurses were the persons who
made our two hospital wards so ef
ficient, and to them and our gOO
physicians Is due 'be credit of a
record of no deaths In our wards.
Wear a Red Cross button before
Armistiie day
CITY COMPLIMENTED
BY STATE EXAMINER
"11l Exceedingly Good Financial Con
dition," Says State Examiner in
Lengthy Report, Following
Examination
That the city of Pullman is in the
front rank of towns of the Northwest
in financial condition and efficiency
Of officers is the report of J. D. Bas
set t, state examiner, with the bureau
of inspection and supervision of pub
lic office*, who just recently com
pleted an exhaustive examination of
the city's affairs. In his report,
which covers 33 pages, the examiner
says, in part:

"The City of Pullman is in ex
ceedingly good financial condition.
It has been on a cash basis for sev
eral years, has a good water system,
good city hall, park, swimming pool,
sewers and well Improved streets and
sidewalks. Within the last six
j months it has called the last of Its
warrant Indebtedness of 25 years
ago. Its only general bonded indebt
edness is a small obligation for the
balance of the cost of the sewer and
a new issue of $15,000 for street
paving not yet sold but to be taken
by the sinking fund. The water
bonds will doubtless all be paid by
the water fund.
The clerical work of the city is In
the hands of the same clerk and
treasurer as for a number of yeS*"3
past, which insures good bookkeep
i ing and proper supervision of the af
fairs of the city. The accounts are
I very accurate, evidences of receipts
and disbursements are on file and
needed papers are very accessible.
j The books are ample and mostly In
form prescribed by the bureau The
[treasurer reports monthly to the
j council in detail. . „... „
"The water system is well man
aged and showed a profit for 1919
iof $5974.10 without allowance for
depreciation. The surplus "to the
amount of $3000 has been trans
ferred to the bond redemption fund.
All bond interest is paid by the water
fund, No acceptable basis has yet
been arrived at for payment from the
current expense fund for Water used
i by the various departments of the
city as required by section k'3B4
Rem. In view of the good flnaficfai
[condition of the wcter fund and the
general satisfaction with the present
water rate, this charge need not be
large but should be fixed and paid
at regular intervals. The bookkeep
ing of the water department under
classification 'B' adopted at the last
examination has been continued in a
very satisfactory manner by the
clerk. The books of the water de
partment were checked over, closing
entries made for 1919 and those for
1918 revised and a trial balance
started to be maintained by the clerk
lat regular periods. Water payments
are somewhat delinquent and special
.effort! will le made to bring them
up to date.
The bond redemption fund
amounts to $14,497.63. The only
income for the past year has been
$320 for interest for a year on
$8000 invested In a certificate of de
posit in a local bank. No Income
1 whatever has been received on the
! fund since the certificates were taken
up in .March, 1920. The council
voted to purchase for the fund the
Issue of 16,000 of road bonds au
thorized by vote of the people March
2, 1920. These bonds have not boon
delivered and probably will not be
until next spring. Meanwhile this
large fund must be invested in banic
certificates or in permanent legal se
curities which can easily be obtained
to net six per cent.
The amount now in the indebted
ness fund amounts to $5,047.90. The
estimated amount required to pay
the balance of the warrants to be paid
I by this fund is about $1860, with In
i terest to date of call.
The financial report shows total
assets for the city aggregating $495,
--749.117, not Including the city cem
etery, just recently purchased. The
items include cash on hand in the
various funds to the amount of $24,
--886; uncollected taxes, $9,577; city
hall, jail, fire station, parks, $37.
--650; swimming pool, $300; equip
ment, street and fire departments,
$".,307; office furniture and fix
tures, $1,2 permanent improve-.
ments. including paved streets, ce
ment walks, sewers, etc., $"312,901;
net assets, water system, $103,881.
The liabilities column includes
84,064 in general sower bonds and
interest, current expense liabilities,
$5,414, and $1,989 in warrants, for |
a total of $1.1,417, leaving net as- .
sets of $484,332. The general bonds
outstanding, with Interest, total
$35,353, with $14,990 on hand to
ward their payment. The city, ac
cording to the report, is within the
legal limit of Indebtedness by vote
of the people to the amount of $101,
--457. ;.'.',c"-:. •- '^BM
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