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The Pullman Herald
Talkative Damsel Used to Decoy
prospective Victim— Jumps
When Auto Slows Down
W. E. Weir, Pullman business
man, was the victim of an attempted
robbery of the dime novel type las;
Friday evening, but outwitted the
highwaymen and "highwaywoman"
and escaped from the trio with only
minor bruises. Shortly before 8:00
o'clock last Friday evening Mr. Weir
started to the home of Joe Rima, in
the east part of the city. When he
reached the concrete bridge on East
Main street he was accosted by a
woman, who asked where Main
street was. Mr. Weir informed her
that she was standing on Main street
and that the business section is to
the west. The woman continued to
carry on a rambling conversation,
stating that she came here from Se
attle, by way of Spokane, and was
more or less lost in the city. Mr.
Weir was in a hurry to reach his des
tination so started on, but had gone
only a few steps when a large auto
mabile drove up and stopped. A man
jumped out of the back seat and
thrust a gun in Mr. Weir's ribs, at
the same time commanding him to
hold up his hands. Mr. Weir com
plied with the command and was
searched, but the highwayman over
looked some loose change which he
carried in a hack pocket and got
Mr. Weir was then ordered into
the back seat of the automobile,
with the gun man, while the woman
got into the front seat with the driv
er.. The driver started toward Mos
cow, but after they had gone a few
hundred yards, decided to go to Col
fax instead and took the new paved
street to the main section of the
city. Mr. Weir conversed with his
captors during the trip and made up
his mind to call for help when he
reached Main street. The automo
bile was traveling at maximum speed
through Main street, however, am.
he deferred his attempt to escape un
til the car reached the foot of West
Main street. Here the driver slowed
down to shift gears and Mr. Weir
opened the door and started to jump
out. The highwayman in the back
seat grabbed him by the left arm and
Mr. Weir threw up his right arm and
grabbed the robber by the coat col
lar, pulling him close to the open
door. He pulled himself loose from
foe righwayman and fell to the pave
ment, striking on his forehead and
one arm. Mr. Weir was momentar
ily dazed and when he recovered his
senses the car was out of sight up
"est Main street.
Mr, Weir was unable to obtain a
clear description 0 the members of
foe trio. The woman wore bobbed
Mir and was fairly well dressed. The
car was a large one, but Mr. Weir
could not ascertain the make.
<% Father* Taboo Bonfires—Pc
«*<On Construction of Bain
Shed —Farmers
Want Feed Sheds
Hereafter the Pullman citizen who
m his rubbish, waste paper, or
lii_7 waste materials within the fire
its of the city will be guilty of a
demeanor and will be punished
cost me not exceeding $50 and
8ri,,0 1 I"'""""'ion. An ordinance
EJJ biting the burning of rubbish
_r§ flre limits was Passed at
evenm 68"118 °f the council Tu esday
send and become effective Wed-
CL of "m week> The new city
either i forb,ds burning rubbish
Aerator " b°nfi,e °r an- °pen in"
•ice.? riSin'"ly drafted the ordin
reiu,! , ma' "an offense to burn
«Pal „ any klnd within the muni
defeated S ' bUt the measure was
With th WUh thls clause attached.
h °wev e offcn(Hng clause stricken,
af o „r' the ordinance carried by
by M ° two v »te and was signed
■Yeo S__ C'Cntry ' Co«ncllmen Nye.
Or4ano and Lawler favored the
»ad n Ce ' _ With Co"ncilmen Duthie
founds voting ■„ 0
tor D !v l! Pllcat!on of Scott & Watt
•led n '" con«truct a storm
'.% t ,° r the reception of mall on
cw alk at the entrance to the
____I~^l^^^ p uUman and the greategt farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
postofflce on Paradise street was re
! fused. The petitioners asked per
mission to construct a she 1 to ox
| tend six to eight feet out from the
I building ami in i,.,., parallel to the]
building. The council suggested
that no objections would be raised
to building a storm shed at the rear 1
of the postofflce building.
Councilman J. p. Duthie report
ed that a number of farmers have
complained that there are no sheds
available in which they can feed
their teams in inclement weather
This matte,- will he considered by
the city dads at a later meeting.
A second progress warrant was
ordered drawn in favor of the
Standard Asphalt Paving company
for work on the North road Ac-
Cording to the estimate of the city
engineer the work has progressed
to the extent of $2865.50 since the
last warrant was issued. Fifteen
per cent of this amount will be re
tained by the city until the comple
tion of the work, the warrant to be
drawn in the amount of $2435.67,
or 85 per cent of the estimate.
Coach "(Jus" Welch Plans Instruc
tion Classes for .Neophytes Will
Explain Rules and Forma
Football instruction classes for lo
cal business men and private citizens
are planned by Coach "(I us" Welch,
who proposes to hold at least two
public meetings here before the open
lug of the season at which Athletic
Director Bohler, Assistant Coach
"Hack" Applequist and he will
explain to the football neophytes the
intricacies of the game. The
changes in the rules will he one of
the first phases taken up and each
change will be explained in detail,
as well as the fundamental rules of
the game. The various formations
will be discussed and the fans will
be given an idea as to what plays to
expect from the different formations.
Coach Welch is well pleased with
the work of his squad of huskies in
preliminary practice but is bending
every effort to develop a pair of
heavy, fast ends. Young Davis, Mc-
Kay ami Moran will likely be tried
at end positions before the end of
the week in the coach's effort to
Strengthen the extremes.
'It's my guess that the team that
wins the game at Portland October
29 when W. S. C. meets California,
will be the team that wins the Coast
championship," was the forecast
made by the coach. He is not over
looking the strength of the other
conference teams, however, and sees
in each a foe worthy the mettle of
the Cougars.
Coach Welch is already gathering
together a bunch of all-stars to battle
the Cougars October 8 in the first
game of the season and predict! that
the varsity will be lucky to win by
a one-touchdown margin. The Sat
urday following the Cougars will
journey to Spokane to do battle with
the Gonzagans and Coach Welch is
already volunteering the tip that the
Gonzaga game is likely to prove one
of the hardest of the schedule. Then
in another week comes the Idaho
game and on October L".i the Cali
fornia game at Portland, Oregon
University will be the attraction on
"Homecoming" day. November 5, on
Rogers field and on Armistice day,
November 11, the Cougars meet 0.
A. C. at Corvallis. Washington Uni
versity has been signed tor a game
at Seattle on November 24 and De
cember 3 the cougars will invade
California to meet Southern Cali
fornia at Dos Angeles. Notre Dame
is scheduled for a game at Tacoma
on New Years day unless the Cou
gars win the championship ami are
chosen for the big game with the
eastern champs at Pasadena.
With 23S students enrolled up to
yesterday noon, all record.- have been
broken at the Pullman high school
and the registration will be. still
further increased by late arrivals.
On October 8 of last year, over two
weeks later than now, the total fig
ures were 213, showing an increase
already of 25 students.
Attorney Will Draft Ordinance Mak
ing Possible Foreclosures on
Property Delinquent In
Foreclosure proceedings on city
property which is delinquent in Im
provement assessments is contem
plated by the city of Pullman in an
order to the city attorney by the
council to draft an ordinance which
"ill clear the way to legal action of
this nature. Owners of several pieces
Of property abutting paving have
; failed to pay the assessments from
'ear to year and the foreclosure plan
' of clearing up the situation is to he
adopted by the city as a means of
protecting the interests of the mu
Just recently a piece of local prop
erty was sold to satisfy county and
state taxes. Improvement assess
ments on the property in question
were delinquent, yet the buyer was
given title by the county and claims
that all the obligations of the prop
erly were nullified when the trans
fer was mail.-, although the purchase
price was less than the amount of
taxes against the property. It is
likely that the courts will be called
upon to pass on the point, but in
the meantime the city dads are tak
ing no further chances on the county
"beating them to it." and are placing
themselves in a position to get the
first chance at the delinquent prop
J. M. Davis returned Tuesday
evening from Spokane where he had
been "attending the trial of his suit
against I). J. Williams, collector of
internal revenue, for a refund of
$38,000 which the heirs of the Wal
ter Davis estate were compelled to
pay as an Inhritance tax.
• The suit brought by Mr. Davis,
the executor, was to light the in
heritance tax, the plaintiff maintain
ing that the estate was transferred
to a corporation more than two
years prior to the father's death
The government claimed incorpora
tion of his lands, about 5000 acres,
by Walter Davis, with his children
as equal shareholders, was an at
tempt to evade inheritance taxes.
A verdict was rendered Tuesday in
favor of the heirs.
Pullman Must Raise $1500 to Carry
on Her Pari of the Work —
Scout Executive Selected
Between October sth and sth the
people of Pullman will be called up
on to raise $1500 as this city's share
of the fund necessary to carry on
the Boy Scout work in the Whit
man-Latah scout council. Similar
sums will be raised at Colfax and
Moscow, with several smaller towns
slated for smaller quotas. Details
of the campaign for the raising of
the Pullman quota will lie outlined
at a meeting of the Pullman Scout
committee to be held at the First
National bank this afternoon, and
will be announced in The Herald
next week. The local committee in
cludes Lee Allen. D. C. Dow, .1. N.
Emerson, W. C. Kruegel, George T.
McMahon, B. 11. Douglass and Dr. K.
E. Wegner.
A paid executive for the Whitman-
Latah first class council has been
selected in the person of F. D. Haw
ley, a man of much Scout experi
ence and admirably qualified for the
work. The salary will be $2400
yearly and traveling expenses and
he will have direct charge of the
Scout program In the seven or eight
towns comprising the council. Mr.
Hawley's term of office begins Oc
tober 15.
Pullman is solidly behind the
Scout movement, one of the best
movements for better citizenship
ever conceived, and ft is believed
that little difficulty will be en
countered in raising the full quota.
High School campus Day Next Sat
urday to Put Gridiron in Condi
tion for Play
Next Saturday will be a big day
at Pullman high school for it will
mark the transformation of the new
athletic field, northwest of the high
school grounds, from an inadequate
tract of bumps ami gullies to a well
leveled and packed gridiron. The
boys of the high school will turn
out on masse to put the field in
.shape for practice and will be as
sisted by a large group of citizens.
The work will commence at 8
O'clock sharp Saturday morning and
.the activities will be in charge of
a chamber of commerce committee
including Frank E. Sanger, Lee Al
len and J. F. Bohler.
The committee has already re
ceived assurances of assistance from
man;, sources and everything points
to a campus day that will result in
speedy but permanent Improve,
The foreman of the Standard As
phalt Paving company has volun
teered his services in the good work
and will provide some of the com
pany's machinery. City Engineer
Clyde Myers will be on the job to
take care of the engineering end
and .1. P. Fairbank will be at the
helm of a Pullman Engineering Co.
tractor. A. E. Olson will be on the
scene with a couple of heavy teams
and scrapers. More teams and
scrapers are needed for the work.
The field will be plowed and lev
eled, making It an adequate grid
iron for practice purposes.
The girls of the high school will
serve luncheon to all persons who
assist in the work, both students and
citizens, at noon in the high school
All citizens of Pullman who have
leisure time Saturday are urged by
the committee to put in an appear
ance at the athletic field, which is
near the O.W. R. & N. tracks, and
assist in the work
Beginning Saturday, October 1,
and continuing till the spring work
starts, the local stores will close at
6 o'clock Saturday evenings. As soon
as the convenience of the farmers
requires thai Hie stores remain opt
to a later hour, the time of closing
will be changed again.
Pullman Will Entertain Between
800 ami 1000 Pythians First
Week in December
The largest class of Esquires ever
Knighted In the state of Washing
ton, possibly the largest in the Unit
ed States, will be Initiated Into the
order Knights of Pythias in Pullman
the first week in December. The
class will be known as the "Ira E.
Clark" class and the candidates will
come from every lodge in Whitman
county. Tentative plan- for the big
meeting were formulated at a meet
ing of representatives from the vari
ous lodges of the district held Wed
nesday evening at Colfax, when Pull
man was represented by Judge Thos.
Neill, J. W. Robinson, Alvin Swisher
and Ira G. Allen.
At the Colfax conference of dele
gates it was decided to hold the big
meeting early in December the first
week if possible, and to secure eith
er the college gymnasium or the
skating rink to take care of the big
crowd of visitors, estimated at be
tween 800 and 1000. The festivities
will open with a big parade through
the main streets.
The local lodge is faced with a big
task in taking care of the hordes of
visitors but the members will leave
no stone unturned to sustain' Pull-
man's reputation for hospitality
The meeting will be in honor of
Grand.Prelate Ira E. Clark, now lo
cated at Walla Walla, and will prob
ably bring to Pullman all of the
grand lodge officers of the domain
Registration of students at the
State College will reach the 2000
mark by the end of this week, with
every indication thai 2200 students
will be enrolled before the end of
'" '•-' week. The registration yester
day was 300 ahead of that the same
' time last year. While the enroll-
I ment ha-, not been segregated to
i show the number in the different de
- partments it is certain that the
freshman class will be the largest
| on record, approximating 1000 stu
A Willys-Knight automobile be
; longing to William Hugo of Winona.
j Idaho, ami alleged to have been
stolen from Lewiston Saturday
night, was recovered here Monday.
The car had been left just over the
hill on Kamlaken street, near the
N. I. stockyards, and was reported
to the sheriff by J. s. Klemgard,
A description of the stolen car
which had been furnished the sher
ill's office tallied with the descrip
lion given by Mr. Klemgard ami
the car was returned to its owner,
Whitman County Has Longest Stage
and Truck Itoutes in Stale, Vet
Derives Xo Financial Benefit
Action on a proposal that the
chamber of commerce adopt a reso
lution recommending to State Public
Service commissioner Kuykendall
that no certificate of necessity ho
granted to any stage or truck line
which parallels a railroad was de-
ferred by the chamber of commerce
at its noon luncheon Tuesday. The
city boosters did, however, author
ize the appointment of a committee
by the president to investigate the
possibility and feasibility of sending
a delegation to the meeting of the
state taxation hoard, to be held soon
in Spokane, to take up the question
of the revenue accruing to the county
■ through which stage and truck lines
■ operate.
During the discussion which ac-
I companied the proposal to adopt the
I resolution and he passing of the mo-
I tion to appoint a committee to in
vestigate, it was brought out that
four stage;: run through Whitman
; county daily yet not a cent of reve
| nue accrues to ihe county by reason
! of the operation of these heavy nu
; tomoblles. Spokane county gets tie'
i bulk of the license money and all be
j taxes on the machines, while Whit-
I man county must bear he heat ex
pens i of maintaining highway ade-
I quate to support the traffic, it was
! pointed out. One truck or heavy
stage, operated at maximum speed
permitted by law, will damage the
highways more than a dozen lighter
cars, it was argued by the sponsors
, of the motion, yet these trucks and
stages are permitted to operate with
out, assist ing in taking cam of the
road maintenance,
! The urgent need of a law under
j which the license fees paid by stage
' and truck lines will be properly dis
tributed was discussed and it was
suggested that all the chambers of
commerce and commercial clubs of
I the county be asked to co-operate in
J the movement to secure a proper
distribution of these fees and send a
! .present, delegation to the
| meeting of the state Uxation board
at Spokane.
Another point raised during the
i discussion was the fact that the rail
i roads are asking a tax reduction of
38 to 40 per cent, advancing the
j plausible argument that the truck
land taxi lines ... cutting Into their
; business to such -,1, extent that it
iis becoming unprofitable. Such a
reduction, it was stated, will mean
ian increase of taxes to the extent of
| approximately 30 per cent to the
ordinary hitman county taxpayer,
the railroads now paying 25 per cent
of tin county taxes Whitman coun
ty. according to state figures, has
, the longest stage line of any county
l In the state, yet derives no revenue.
Th-: discussion will be continued
; at the next meeting of tho chamber.
when definite action will likely be
Students Claim Fines Asm^smkl
Against C. .1. Kirn and Ralph S.
Marble Unwarranted
Students of the State College are
"up in arms'' at a decision rendered
by the local police court Wednesday
morning, when several students, as
well as a number of citizens, were
assessed tin.v. on charges of viola
tion of the city automobile parking
ordinances. among the students
cited to appear was C. J. Kirn, who,
it was charged, had permitted his
car to remain parked on a residence
streei overnight, Mr. Kirn staled
that his car Was taken from its
proper parking place late at. night
ami unknown to him by students to
carry Edward Williams, who was in
jured in an underclass fracas, to a
fraternity house. Upon returning
the car the students are alleged to
have failed to park it properly and
Wednesday morning the red tag cit
ing the owner to appear in court
was found attached. Mr. Kirn told
his story to the court but was as
sessed a fine of $". and costs by Jus
tice Henry, despite his protestations
of Individual Innocence.
Friends of Mr. Kirn, who is a
foreign student, believe that an In
justice has been done and steps will
be taken to correct the alleged
wrong, either through payment of
tho tine and costs by students or by
carrying the case to a higher court.
Ralph S. Marble is another col
lege student who was fined $5 and
costs by Justice Henry under the
ordinance which forbids parkin: on
a residence street for longer than
lour hours. Mr. Marble argued that
'lie car had not been parked for
lour hours when the red tag was
attached to the machine early Wed
nesday morning and persons who
were in court at the time of th'
bearing allege that Chief of Police
i Bashaw, who Mcd the informat'on.
presented no evidence to Indicate
that tha; clause of the ordinance
had beep violated. Chief Ha aw is
alleged to have stated in court that
in' did not leave his home until 3:30
in the morning ami attached tho red
! notice lag soon afterward. II is
pointed out that under these cir
cumstances he had no way of know
ing how long the car had been
parked . Marble asked the court to
I read the city ordinance to him and
was advised that there was no cop?
handy, lie paid his fine and cost's
under protest and demanded a re
ceipt for the money.
.Many private citizens have voiced
opposition to the 386 Ing of fines
against newcomers for trivial viola
tions of ordinances with which th*\v
are not familiar.
Others who paid fines of $5 an
costs for parking law violations in
Justice Henry's court Wednesday
morning are Verl D Kelser, F. D,
Fulkerth, Ed, Smith and (J. It. Mc-
Plana for the big county Armistice
day celebration to be conducted un
der the auspices of Mayiiard-l'rlce
post of the American Legion are in
charge of a committee and the Le
gion post promises a celebration that
will rival In interest the Fourth of
July celebration, which occasioned a
citation of merit from the state com
mander. The commit in charge
includes F. W. /ink, George T. Mc-
Mahon, George 11. Gannon, Neil Dow,
1., H. Thornberg, Clyde Myers, Leon
K. Martini and Harry A. Struppler.
A big feature of the celebration will
he a football game between the
freshmen elevens of th.- State Col
lege and University of Washington,
to be played on Rogers field.
Edwin Williams, a new student
of the State College from Yakima,
was rendered unconscious by a blow
on the head at a mixup between
freshmen and sophomores late Tues
day night. Th. injured man was
rushed to a nearby fraternity house
and a physician was summoned. The
Injury wat» found to be superficial,
however, and Williams. soon re
covered .

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