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/ THE / PALOUSE 'i i ~ il!/i REPU VOLUME XXV, NO. 3. GIVE FAREWELL ,OT. Deputy Assessors Will ~ecnre Lis~ of FOR J. P. DUKE Every person in the state of XYash- ington between the ages of 21 and CHAMBER OF COMM~RCE HON- 5o. who is not a county or ~tate ORS DEPARTING MEMBER-- charge, or cpnfined in an insane any- FIFTY-TW0 AT TABLES---MANY EARLY DAY RESIIrENTS. If J. P. Duke, who left Palouse Wednesday to assume his duties April I as state bank commissioner, ever had ~any doubt as to the kindly re- gard of his fellow townsmen for him, it certainly was all dispelled by the banauet given in his honor by the .Palouse chamber of commerce M.on- day evening. Never has there been a gathering in Palouse where more good fellowship was evidenced, or where there was greater u,lanlmity of opinion as to the value of the guest of honor as a man and a citi- 7 GII. The banquet was held in the din- ing room of ~the Hotel Palouse at q : 30 MonC.ay evening, with 52 men pre~- ent, nearly all of whom had been as- sociated with Mr. Duke iutttnately in a business and social way for p.~ any years. An excellent dinner was serw ed, from tables beautifully decorated with cut flowers, after which there was a program of toasts, J. C North- rup, president of the chamber e com- merce and a resident of Palouse for a period dating from the year ()f Mr. Duke's birth, acting as toastmaster ~nd introducing each speaker in a most happy vein. The affair was al- most a reunion of pioneers, Mr Duke, himself, having been in Palou'se for ,'-:0 years, while not a few have been bore since lil the eighties, and three, Mr. Northrup, G. D. Klncaid and S. I. West. having come to Palouse in the seventies. The speakers, who were nearly all pioneers, harked back to early~laYs of the community and many an interesting occurance wqs brdught to light. the-~il-st, speak- one of the most :Aoquent ,, talks of the evening, dealing first with" Mr. Duke as he had known him 30 years ago and recalllng in,crest- ing ihcidents, of that tim~. closing with a tribute to the guest el honor as a man of the highest ideals Benator R. C. McCroskey of Gar- field, a long-time friend of Mr. Duke, told of the success he had achie~.ed as a banker and the high regard which bankers throughout the state had of his ability and predicted that he would, in his new position, render ex- cellent service to ~he state Dr. Walter Farnham, gave some in- teresting history of 20 years ago, in his usual happy manner, combining humor with philosophy and pointed ~=.: out some of the excellent tbing~ Mr. Duke had accomplished for the com- munity. W F. Morrison rnadq an interest- i ing talk, wishing the departzng resi- ~ dent worth-while success in the field of greater opportunity to which he .: has been called. One of the most interesting talks was that given by W. E. McCroakey of Colfax, a resident of Palouse and % a close friend of Mr. Duke for 26 years. He recited a number o amus- ing incidents in connection w~th their early life in Palouse, and then told of the characteristics in Mr. Duke, as he saw them, ,which were respon- sible for permanent success, pointing ~ out that ~hts characteristics were In, i'," dellbly imprinted on the life of the community and would always remain. Mr. Duke was Called Xtpon and voiceet his appreciation of the-affair given in his honor and of the expres- sions of friendship from the former speakers, commending the tendency to give more flowers to the living, in- stead of to the dead. He assured those present that he had reluctantly accepted a p~ition which would take a~way frown Pa|ouse, where he had come as amere boy and where he had made more~ald cloNr fllends than he would ever make again. He stated that he had tried to make decency and justice the keynote of his life and to see, in so far as 'po~il~le the side of the questiola. The selfish man. he said. can never make any permanent success. Before ales- h:m. must pay a poll tax of $5, under the poll tax law recently signed by Governor Hart. The tax is payable to the county treasurer during the month of May. Foreigners as well as citizens of the United States, come under this law, and it is evidently the intention of the authorities to see to it that the tax is collected im- partially. The first move necessary in mak- ing the poll tax law effective i~ to secure the names of those who should pay. This will be done through the deputy assessors. While the assess- ment is practically completed for this year, the deputies will go back over the territory at once and secure the names of the persons in their distri(t between the ages of 21 and 50 years. A card system will be used, the per- son being required to give the desired information and to sign the card c~n- taining the information. Mrs Laura Barnes, deputy assessor for the Pa- louse territory, willsecure the list of poll tax eligibles for this section, commencing her wor~k in a few days. Wheat Tendency Downward. The price of wheat has continued downward during the past week and bulk grain is now selling around a dollar a bushel. Not a few farmers, fearing that there wi'll not be any :na- terial advance before the new crop is ready for market, have mad during tt,.e ,.~ eek. REPRESENTATIVE SAYS MUST GHANGE SYSTEM Can't Reduce Taxes Without Change In State Con~titutien--l~oop!e Demand Too Much. "A change in the state constitu- tion. making possible a reclassifica- tion of property, will be necessary be- fore a taxation system; satisfactory and adefluate, can be effected," said Representative Frank E. Sanger in a diseussoin of the work of the re- cent legislature before the chamber of commerce Tuesday, according to the Pullman Herald. Representativ~ Sanger gave a full resume of the last session, stressing those measures de- signed to reduce taxes. "Under pres- ent conditions," he said, "there is no such thing as reducing taxes because the people are insistent in their de- mands for more roads, better schools and everything they can th~nk of. As long as this demand exists the rd- sponse of the legislature will be in ac- cordance and no tax reduction of con- sequence ',can be exl~cted." Representative Sanger voiced his approvalof the new civil code, stat- ing his belief that it is the most busi- ness like and economical way of con- ducting the state's affairs,. He also touched on the defeated school code. stating that the code, in his estima- tion, had many excellent provisions "A still better code will be presented two years hence, however," he pro- dieted, "and the time is not far dis- tant when such a code will be ~n force in the state of Washington. Mother of Palon~e Mayor Dead. Mrs. Sarah Hechtner, mother~ of ~ayor H. R. Hechtner and of Mrs. A. J. Web~,ter, of this city, died at ~n early b~r Thursday mornin~ a! her home near Kendrlck, after an illness cf some weeks. She was "7 years of age and a pioneer of the Kendrick district. Mrs. Webster lett for ~er mother'sbedside on the Northern Pa- cific train at noon Wednesday and ~Ir. .~:+ehtner was_ called abi,zt 10 o'clock Wednesday night, he and A. J. Webster driving to Kend~ick and reaching there shortly before the aged woman passed away. The fueera~ will be held at Kendriek Se.turde.y. Graduate at W. S. C. PAT.0USE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. BEAT, KICKED HIS MOTHER-IN-EAW WIFE ALSO CHARGES G. C.;, NICH- OLS, OF HARVARD. WITH AS- SAULT:--KIDNAPED CHII~D ON STREET--ARRESTED It~2RE. George C. Nichols. who llv~ on a 4(, acre tract near Harvard,'~Idaho, wa~ arrested h~:re ~Aredne~:.a;.' |'a,)rn- ing by Sheriff Cole of this ounty, after he had been brougi~t i14to the state by Deputy Sheriff Pat ~'done of' Latah county, on his way- Mos- cow. Cole tOOk the prisoner to CoN fax, where he was lodged in the-coun- ty Jail. He was arrested o~ a ~targe of assault, the warran~ beiug~!i.~ued on complaint of his wife at d hi~ mother-in-law. Mrs. C. E Wl itford of this city. The assault was committe~ it i,, alleged, on the roadway neac ~e De: gowln feed yard, Monday af; ~oon about 2" o'clock. The troub, gre~ out of dome.~zic infelicil; s | :!,( Nich~ig home, Mrs. Nt(ho.,: hv!nu left her husb.? some t~) ~b,'.tt:s ego, giving as her reason that ~e was abusive to her and to their twdsmall children. She came to the h~e of her parents here, bringing t~:chll- dren, one of whom ls a babe i~:ar:l~s and the other a boy two with her. Monday afternoon arrived in Palouse in a closed was on his way to the Whiff, in lhe west part of town. sumed, when he overtook and the two children and his n:.ta~r, on ,1~ tr way hol~t= ;)os:~fiee. lie stopped th~. jumped~ out and, according story told by the two wome~.~.. and kicked both of them. his wife oval In the meclee cab was overturned on the chil~, but it escaped wlthtmt injury. He then seized the 61tier child, got back into the car and left, going, it is presumed, to hi.~ home at H v~rvard. It is understood that Deputy Sher- iff Malone had no difficulty in lo- cating Nichols, but it is not known where the child is. ~t~ mother, how- ever, believes that it must be in charge of Nichols' mother, who lives st,mewhere in the up-river district During the struggle which took place on the street Meadowy when the ,child was kidnapped, Mrs. Whitford dropped her purse, which contained two ten dollar bills, and also dropped some packages she was Carrying." When she went to gathe: up her property she found it piled up at the side of the road, with the purse lying vn top of the other articles, but with the two bills missing. Whitford, the father ot M,.~. Nich- ols, is a section foreman on the Northern Pacific and the famil~ oc- cupies the section house, south of the river GUILD F.~ITY~tTAINS FOR DUKES Many Friends Are Present a~ Defi~xt. ful Affair Given in Ma~onic Hall. / M~.'and Mrs, J. P. Duke, wt~o will socu make thel~ home lt~ Olympia, were ~he honor guests at'a delightful card -arty given ", uesday ewming at Masonic the guild of Holy Trinity church. BX)th Mr and Mrs. Duke have been active workers in Holy Trinity for many years. There were 62 persons present, including a number of close friends of Mr. and Mrs. Duke in addition to the members Of the chUrch~ Ten tabIe~ were used. The large r~)om was beautifully deco- rated for the occasion with eat flow- NEW LINEUP IN SECURITY STATE M. D. M'PHERSON CASHIF~, AL- LAN LAMPHERE ASSISTANT, A. ft. WEBSTER ON DIRECTORATE ~R. L. SMITH IN GRAIN YlRM The retirement of J P. Duke from ~he cashlershlp of the Security State bank has not only re.mlted in chang- es in the personnel of the ban~ man- agement and directorate, but has also resuJted in radical ~hanges in the grain firm of Webster & Lalnpbere ap.d has also added to the local busi- pens interests ~nd hol,t~ng:~ of R. L Sm:th The. changes become effective to- d~ty, ,~pril 1. and are as ~ollows: M D. McPherson, for 16 years con- :xected with the Security State bauk~ and for a number .)f years past as- sistant cashier, becomes (a:~hier and manager of the institution. Allan Lamphere, of the firm of Webster & Lamphere, who was assistant cashier of the National Bank of Palouse be- fore entering the grain business, be- comes assistant cashier of the t~ecu- rity State. A.J. Webster, well known business man and a mem~aer of the firm of Webster & Lamphere, be- comes a stockholder and director in the bank. R. L. Smith, who has been a director in the bank for a number of years, has purchased a part of the interest of Mr. Lamphere in the grain business. The business will no longer be operated under the name of Webster & Lamphere, but will be known as the A. J. Webster Grain & Feed company, and will be operted by Mr. Webster, Mr. Smith and Mr. Lamphere being silent part- ners. Mr. McPherson is thoroughly fa- miliar with. the communlty-and with tlie~ banking busimmm and Is well qualified to succeed Mr. Duke tm manager. Mr. Lamphere is also well known in the community and well qualified for the position of assistant cashier. Potlatch Mill May Start Next Month W. A. Douglass, manager of the Potlatch Mercantile compnny at Pot- latch, was in Palouse Thursda.~ eve- ning between trains on his way home from Spokane, where he had been on a business trip. He states that while business has been quiet at Potlatch, it has not been as bad as one might expect with the mill shut down. He says it is expected that the big plant will be put in operation again some- time during April, which will make a marked change in conditions at Pot- latch and throughout the district. A majority of the men have renmined in town, a count a few days ago show- ing only 13 empty houses. A commit- tee was selected at the time the mill shut down to look after theflnterests of any families which might be in want. The committee has found it necessary to aid ohly a few families, the families, in each case, asking aid only until such time as work would again be available. MUST MD. F&RMER8, VIEW Power is Restored, Assertion, Lansing, Mich., March 29.---Go~1 times will not return until the pur- chasing power of the f~trmer has bean re~tored, Representative O. M Young of North Dakota declared in an ad, dress tonight. "The purchasing power e.~ farmers, composing, one-third of our popula- tion, will not be restored until 3,000,~ era. Anplaborate three-course lunch- I000 men now out of employment are SESSION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Matter of Proposed Donahue Road to Idaho Line Discussed. The Saturday luncheon of the Pa- louse Chamber of Commerce was, as is usual, well attended, some 30 mem- bers being present. While there was some discussion regarding ma(ters of interest to the community, there was little business of importance transacted. R. L. Smith, of the highway com- mittee, stated that an effort would be made to get a hearing at an early date on the proposed road improve- ment from Palouse south to the Ida- ho line, under the Donahue law. He called attention to the fact that prac- tically every farmer along the read stands read~y to go ahead wltlt the work and has signed the petition for the improvement. The'matter of a further lease of the lot on east Mani street, belo~.g- ing to E..E. Boone, for a hitch yard for farmers' teams, was left to the trustees. Palousc Drops One. Palouse trap-shooters dropped one last Sunday in the Inland t:inlAre tournament, scoring 74, while their opponent, Spokane, shot a straight 75. The Palouse-Colfax bunch .hss now won seven events and lost two, and occupies fourth place in the contest The following are the scores made by the combined teams~Sunday. M. 0. Lynch, 25; George Hamblin, 25; Jim McClure, 24; Leonard McLam, 24 Bert Crone, 24; D. M. Dudley. 24; O. E. Lynch, 24; Dr. McKibbon, 24- Will Hickman, 24. ARREST GITIZEIIS FOR SPEEOING ON STREET Must Be Stopped to Avoi~ Accidents --Well Known Men Made To Pay Fines. Within the past few days four auto- mobile drivers have been arrested and fined for exceeding the speed limit on Main street. The city autttorities thought it best to start the w.o~ement early in the season, so that car driv. ers might realize that the law is to be enforced. As the cars grc:v more numerous the danger of accidents in- creases and by compelling all to com- ply with "the laws governing the driv- ing of ears, it is felt that the danger is greatly minimized. Last, Saturday W. Nelson of Gar- field was stopped by Policeman bailey while speeding his Car on the street and ordered to report at the office of Police Judge Clark, which he did, and was assessed $10 and costs. Sat- urday evening Stanley Anderson, well known farmer east of town, "stepped on her" as he went down Main street, a~d was asked to report and pay .~ver $10, which he did. Sunday afternoon C. H. Ames, proprietor of the Palouse Garage, took A. P. Murray s Moon out for a little exercise, after a long winter, and gave it a little too much rein, or considerably too much rein, according to the police. Mr. Ames appeared in court the next morning, and the following dlay Harry Crone, local eontra~or, who drives a highly decorated Ford, contributed his ten effect" is already noticeable, it .~ point to the proper limit within the city limits. T~affic Officer James A," Williams, Was in Palouse Tuesday and informed +The Republic th/~t the aut,~:mLiie laws will be enforced. Buys Farm in Cove Fre4 Lane, who recen~y' solcl his interest in the Chapin cedar yards at con was serv@d by the l~lies. At the close of'the evening Mr. and employed and until we prevent the h!rs Duke were presente'l w!t~ a] dumping of farm products from every Bnv~ll. this week bough*, the former beautiful engra-vett bread t-'~y a gift tart of the globe" S~aPhworth farm, of 16 a~'res in the from the, gu|ld. The pre.~eatatmn] ~~-- Cove east of Pale,me, ~rom Mr.'. C speech was n.mde by Roy, ~,:d~:ard W ~ Call for Bids on Highway. Fi~, for $18,000. "The farm is 'xell Burleson, rector of Holy ")2rinlty. Mr I The Washington state' highway ~(tp~'o~ed and is bought by Mr Lane ' _ ~ ..-o, Du~:e respQnded, for ,himself.and b~rs. l commission has advertised for 'aid-s f'-'w- for u home. He will mak.~ some hn- expressing their deep apprec~-~the construction of th~ vari~-us h~.-~ I pr0vements on,the house and expects at.~,.:~, and their regret at leavipg the i ways which will be built during that t~:move,his family to their new home local church and the marly friends comin~ ~ear amon~ them 'heine the[~m~e next month. The dea~ was with whom they had been, ~o tnti- east division of the Inland," ~mnire[nagtinted through the price of H, AFRIL 1 GIRLS' GIVE DATE SET IS APRIL TO BE ONE OF BIG SCHOOL READILY. "The Feast of the Little terns," is the title of the ertta to be put on club on Friday, April $. It t held at the Patouze Auditorium., The seating capacity of the torium is not as sired, and if the ticket sal~ ff~ a certain amount the prog~n be repeated on Saturday Tickets are being sold by the bars of the club and the be reserved at Meeklem'e Prices are 35 and 50 eent~ This will undoubtedly be the best programs the elu~ la~ put on, as much been spent on it. The whom take paler in t as follows: Sopranos---Agnes Wright, Ina Pitt, May Malzed, Wands L~z~ld, Nell Mine Rust, Mary Allen, Turner, Helen Jones and Margaret Schiek. Altos---Lois Andrew, ham, Thelma Wright, Ruth Delepine, Sonneville, Maize Boone, Thelma Johnmon Wilson. CAST Princess Ghan ..... .... Mai Ku ......... Wee Ling ...... Ow Long ..... Chorus of Jaunita Dflts at Japanese Dancer. SYNOPSI~ ' The ancestral eetste Chan is held in ~t ~mtll o? the feast of the when it shall'be given two surviving Chan, having lost her sister whez~ they were play in the sun,mar home Prince, is in "gNmt sorrow thought of Io~lng her korea, however, is saved for her. County Game hune and the county slon, consisting of Dr. & Coifed.; Chas. and H. E. organizing :ions over to increasing the county. Theflrst zation was formed week, and ganization will be Mecklem meeting at provides not only for p'rotecting game birds but under the every member of of game to his attention and to make fort to convict. Leetur~ church. Last Sunda~ es and we contem coming of Christ. will investigate Beast. There is no body to ing the meaning There we Cannot and the of thing next