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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC VOLUME XXV, NO. 4. PALOUSE. WHITMAN COUNTY. WASHINGTON. '._ ....................................... '__ ......................... ., ". COUNCIL WANTS r.................................. now .jo WHITMAN RICHEST WHEAT PRODUCING COUNTY ~,I. Webster Grain & Feed company, is~,]l, ~ pronounced drop in wheat prices wit- CITY CLEANER practically completed. In fact the|. nessedslump firstat anYstartedOne timeearly sinCelast fall.the l front is in and, everything done but ~ ]N U S $1XIH IN VAtUE OF CROPS IN 1919 : completing a section of the concrete I , UP From above a dollar a bushel, the @ price broke within a few days to floor. The completion of this room 4, Figures issued this week by the bureau of census. Washington, D. 4. ]]U~DING PERMIT SYSTEM -- gives the company one of the most 4" C.. places Whitman county at the top of the list of whea~ producing 4. about 80 een~s. There was a rise of SEWER CONNECTIONS ASKED--- attractive blocks in the city, with a 4* counties in the United States. In other words Whitman is the richest 4" five cents, however, Thursday, bring- frontage of more than 60 feet. The 4, wheat producing county in the United. States. and probably in the 4. lag forty-fold up to 87 cents, club 85 SIDEWALKS MUST BE REPAIR- west room is occupied by The Repub- 4" world. Whitman was the sixth county of the nation in the value of 4" and red 84. Not a few farmers, fear- ,~_ lie office, the center room by the 4" 1919 crops and it ranks eleventh in the value of farm property. 4" ing a still further drop, have sold AUTO LAW ENFORCED. grain company's office, and the east Whitman county's 1919 crop was valued at $30,824;407; being 4" during the week. It is still estimated, or new room, will be used as a retail 4" exceeded only by five counties Los Angeles, San Joaquin and Tulare, 4, however, that there is fully 25 yet /Improvements was the keynote of sales room. The building was con- 4* California: Aroostook, Maine, and Lancaster, Pennsylvanim In 19(}9, 4. cent of the local crop in the hands of the discussions and actions at the structed by C A. Brown & Son, local 4" Whitman county ranked fourth in the United States, its crops being 4" the growers. Tuesday evening meeting of the city contractors. 4" valued at $12,540,694, or approximately $1S,000,000 less than in 1919. 4" ~ncil, at which Mayor Hechtner Mrs, Pemberton Entertahis Club. In the value of all farm property, Whitman county ranks eleventh, 4" 4" having property to the wdue of $135,765,506, an increase of $68,000,- 4" Presided and all councilmen were The Round Table chzb was enter- 4. 000 from 1910 to 1920. It is exceeded only by counties of California 4, Present. Action was started looking tained last Thursday by Mrs. C. L 4, and Illinois. 4, cleaner town. to better side- Pemberton, at her home on Cannon 4, Whitman is the only wheat county to be listed among the first 4, and to the securing of a more street. There was a large attendance 4, 15 of the United States in crop and property values. The 15 richest 4, fire alarm system. In ad- and an interesting session. Miss 4, counties include six fruit counties of California, five corn counties of 4, Gertrude Lamphere read a well pre- 4. Illinois, one potatoe county of Maine. and one diversified county of 4, to these things, the monthly pared paper on "Booth Tarkington," 4, Pennsylvani'~,. 4. which run l~p well into the hun.. and Mr,~. R. A. Belvail read an inter- 4* 4" 4" 4* 4" 4.@4,4,4,4.4"4,4.4,4,4, 4* 4. 4. 4, 4, 4, 4. 4, 4. 4~ ~ 4, 4, 4, 4 ~ of dollars, were paid. eating paper on "A Trip Through A. p. Murray was present repre-] Yellowstone Park." At the close of 0EATH TAKES MEMBERS the Paiouse Volunteer Fire lthe afternoon delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. Club , and spoke in favor of] guests were Mrs. A. P. Murray, Mrs. OF 5 PALOUSE FAMILIES an electrically operated] Chas. M Mecklem and Mrs. S. T. to be used for a fire alarm in Scott. the large bell now in use. He Young Mother Answers Summons--- that such an equipment, in- Viola Has Ball Team. Young Matron Dies in California would cost approximatel Charlie Goetz of Viola was in re- louse Thursday on business and call- ~Three Little Ones Called. and that the fire department ed at The Republic office. It is a Several homes in the vicinity of undertake to raise $209 of tha~ poor season when Viola does not have Palouse were saddened during the if the city would pay the re- a base ball team which can carry off :)ast week by the visit of the death The matter was discussed honors in competition with teams angel. Three little ones were taken length and was taken under from many of the larger towns, an:l from their mothers' arms. a young this season is no exception. The mother was taken from her husband J. C. Northrup. president of the, boys havo been practicing whenever ~md her little one and a father re- chamber of commerce, ap-, the weather permitted and are now calved word of the death of his in the interest of that organi- in condition to me~t the best of them. daughter, at her home in a distant asking' that all residents lie- The first game of the season will be city. in the districts where it is pos- held Sunday, April 17, with Mrs. E. A. Barnes, to connect with a sewer, be corn- on the Rosalla grounds. Mrs. Jacquetta Barnes, wife of E. to make such connection. He A. Barnes. died Saturday, April 2, at some length on the desire-PALOUSE HIGH SCHOOL at the home of her parents, Mr. and of such a move. "l'hls was also Mrs. C. F. Wolheter, near Freese. under advisement, after some TO HAVE TRACK TEAM Death was due to leakage of the comment on the p:~rt of heart superinduced by an attack of of the council, influenza, some two years ago. Mrs. instructed the city at- ]~xpect to Schedule Several Meets Barnes was 20 years of age and was to draw an ordinance requir- born and reared in the Palouse coun- all persons who desire to con- With Inland Empire Teams try. She was a granddaughter of Mr. or repair a building within the ~Pl'actice Started and Mrs. I. E. Wolheter of this city. limits to secure a permit from ~'he Paiouse high school will take She is survived by her husband and The ordinance, for which is great need, will be intro- up track work this spring, a traqk 13-months-old daughter, her parents and grand parents. The funeral was at the next meeting of the team having been organized under held Monday at the Freese church the leadership of Coach Brown with and was conducted by the Rev. Hitch- mayor instructed the street considerable promising material cock, pastor of the Potlatch Union committee to serve no- Grounds near the high school build- church. Interment was in the Freese ~W all property owners whose elks are in need of repairs, t.9 ins are being used for training put- cemetery. ~d ~-2 Such repairs or steps would be poses now. The roadway around the Death Takes Three Little Ones. C- ~ at once by the council to have Palouse park will be used for training l~riday, April 1. Lasca, the ten- ~I~ airs made and the cost chars- for long distance running, weeks-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ~:l~nst the property, as provided The boys are gonlg into the work Alvah Tlaroop, of Throop's Mill, on ..~l~ance. enthusiastically and it is expected Crane creek, passed away. The little "" i'"i Semen Harpham was instruct, that several meets with other high one had been in poor health practi- ~ .enforcc the law against auto- school teams will be scheduled for cally ever since its birth. The fune- !e speeding withi~z the city~ lira- this spring, ral was held Saturday afternoon from the home of the grandparents, Mr, aZ~d to not hesitate to make ar- i ~ Where the law is not complied OPERETTA TICKET SALE HEAVY and Mrs. J. C. Throop, in Palouse, the ~, service being conducted by the Ray. t~::Vau Slake was granted a li- "The l~east of the Little Lanterns" Maynard R. Thompson. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Bt ~ to operate a pool room in the To be Given Two Nights. Friday, ,April 1. the seven-months- i~m building on Main street. The sale of tickets for "The Feast old son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Tats, jar,,~ ]ze ,council selected Friday and of the Little Lanterns," the Japanese who live on Fourmile, died. death be- arday, April 15 and 16, as the operetta, for which the Girls' Glee ins due to an attack of whooping :s for the city's annual clean-up, club, under the direction of Miss Ruth cough and complications. The little breL~utcemeUtin this issue.el which is made else- Teeple, instructor in music, has been one was laid to rest Sunday after- preparing for several weeks, has ex- noon in the Pitt cemetery. The ser- ceeded all expectations, going beyond vice was conducted at the house by T~ DEVIL A_~TD SEA the seating capacity of the Audito- n PulIman minister. rium and making it necessary to re- Monday night the infant child of Bntihl Tells of Conditions peat the entertainment on Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Hans Beplate, who live In Legislat'gre. night, north of Palouse, died. The child Bruihl, well known sheep Seats are reserved at Mecklem's lived but a few hours, its birth hay- state representative from Pharmacy, and may be reserved for mg occurred the day previous. county, was in Lacrosse the either Friday or Saturday evening. Tillie Archibald Robertson. Part of the week. Mr. Brulhl Last 'Saturday afternoon Levi ~eed, of his initial experience at 4, 4* 4. 4, 4, 4. 4. 4. @ 4. 4* 4, 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. Archibald received a telegram bearing stated that he was elected 4" ANNUAL C'rJ[,F-~-UP DAYS ~ the news of the death of his only ~he : of strict economy, but 4, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 15-16 4. daughter, Mrs. T. A, Robertson. no more than landed in Olym- 4, 4. which had occurred that morning at his constituents were after 4, The city council, at the ses- 4, Alameda, California, where she and help put through different ap- 4, sion Tuesday night, decided on 4. her husband have lived for a number placing the lawmaker 4. Friday and Saturday, April 15 4, of years. Mr. Archibald left at once Pilt~ the devil and the deep blue 4, and 16, as the dates for Pa- 4, for California. While no particulars 4. louse's annual clean-up. All res- @ have been received here, it is under- ~Peaking of the sheep business, 4. ideals are asked to have their 4. stood that death occurred shortly af- 11... ::~. tZlhl stated, that the outlook 4. yards and alleys cleaned b~- that 4. tar an operation performed for stom- ~Ything but bri~,ht, as there are 4. time and to burn all the refuse 4. ach trouble. Mrs. Robertson was ~~rops of wool~'on hand right 4" that will burn, Tin cans and 4" formerly Miss Tillle Archibald of this ~ another one coming up. ' I 4. articles that will not burn 4. city. She was reared here and edu- ~ my time sold wool at five 4" should be placed in the alleys, 4, cated iu the Palouse schools. It was ~ pound, but everything else 4, or at the side ~f the street, in 4, with the deepest regret that a large ~l}roportion,'" said Mr. Bruihl. 4, sacks or boxes, where they may 4. circle of friends learned of her death. ~t prices will drive hundreds 4, be easy of access by the city's 4, "She ts survived by her husband, her .~~' men out of business, and it 4. employees, who will haul this 4. father and one brother, Edmund ~ady badly crippled the in- 4. refuse to the dump ground. 4. Archibald. who lives in Oregon. The Like_ many others Mr.~' 4, Teams will be furnished for this 4, body was buried in California. aok a very heavy financial @ purpose by the city, free of @! ............. d, I~ year when the bottom drop- 4* charge. ~ 4.~ Pla~ ~tlouse CoRl~try ]~t]l I~ague. the market.--Laerosse 4, Mayor Hechtner and the mere- 4*] A move is on foot for the organiza- 4. bars of the council are anxious4*] tion bf a Palouse country ball league. is well known in Pal- 4* that all residents take an inter- 4*Th~ towns which expect to have teams his sheep in 4* est in .this matter and that a 4* in the league are Potlatch, Geneses, ~tubbl$ fields for~l~uy 4* thorough :job be done. 4* Unlontown, Colton, Pullman and the ha~Ht season, ~ 4* @ @ @ @ @ @ @ ~ @ @ ~ @ @ $ $ ~' ~ither Lewls~on or Endicott. GREAT LECTURER TO SPAEK HERE SUNDAY MORNING Dr. G, M. Hammond of Kentucky Will Deliver Address at Union Meeting in Baptist Church. The Ray. G. M. Hammond, distin- guishbd orator, of Kentucky, and na- tional speaker for the Anti-Saloon league of America, will deliver an address at the Baptist church in this city Sunday morning, April 10. at 11 o'ch)ck. The meeting will be in the nature of ~ union service, in which the othqr churches of the city will join. The subject of Dr. Hammond's lec- ture will be "The Challenge of the DR. G. M. HAMMOND. Times." He is a speaker of wonder- ful ability and the lecture is said to be equal to any that,*\',will be heard from the Chautauqua platform. It will deal, largely, with national con- ditions, as they affect the enforce- ment of the federl dry law. An i~- vitation is extended to the public to attend. There will be no admission charge. Thirty-~ix Years Palouzers. C. A. Brown, well known local con- tractor and brick manufacturer, and Swan Olson, equally well known farmer, are celebrating the 36th an~i~ versary of their arrival in Palouse~ today. The two men came from thai east. and both came part way overland, their routes converging some time before they reached Pa.. louse. The town was then a mere hamlet, located on the hill south of the river. Mr. Olsen engaged in farming and Mr. Brown also spent some time farming, later moving to Paluse. Mr. Olsen acquired consider- able Palouse land and a few years ago retired and also moved to Pa- P~louse Transfer Ruys New Truck. ~/The Palouse Transfer company this week bought a new Ford truck, with pneumatic tires, for use on the street. This gives the company two trucks and two wagons and teams. The truck was bought from the Palouse Garage. Frank Steele. one of the 8, 1921. usr OF TRUSTEES C0~F.,RC~ CHAMBER ADOPTS RESOLUTION REGULATING MON- EY DONATIONS--WILL NOT CUR- TAIL GIVING WORTHY 01~-gffl~ The "principal matter of buslne~ before the Palouse chamber of com- merce at the luncheon Saturday was Couplins Leave for New Mexico, consideration of the resolution pre- It is understood that Mrs. C. A. C, ouplin and two sons. Edsel and seated at the previous meeting regu- James, will leave today for Fort Bay- lating the solicitation of funds from ard, New Mexico, to join Dr, Couplin. members. The meeting was attend- Mrs. Couplin, who has been ill in a ed by some 25 members and the mat- Moscow hospital, has so far recovered tar was thoroughly discussed and'the as .to be able to undertake the trip. They will be accompanied by Mrs resolution, which was presented by Mary Couplin, the doctor's mother A. P. Murray, chairman of tb, e fi- who expects to make her home with nance committee, adopted. them. Edsel went to Spokane Wed- ~Vhile the action of the chamber nesday to visit with Kenneth Eng- was not taken with the Intention of land until the arrival of the other members of the family at that place, curtailing money donations to worthy causes, or to persons in need, it is ~/ Changes Firm Name. felt that it will save the business man he grain firm which has done front being annoyed with solicitors business the past two years under for many foreign propositions, which the name of Webster & Lamphere, has will now be passe~ up to the trustees changed, its cognomen to the A. J. Webster Company. The owners of of the chamber for their endorsement the concern, as stated last week, are or rejection. A. J. Webster, who will be manager, .The resolution, which follows, ex- R L. Smith and Allan Lamphere. plains itself: Whereas, It has been the practice GOVERNMENT SHOULD ,. the past Of raising money in this community by means of subscriptions AID IN MARKETING for objects, worthy aad otherwise, and, " Whereas', The burden has at times Secretary of Agriculture Makes Per- fallen heavily upon the members of tinent Suggestions---Farmers - this chamber, therefore. Be it Resolved, By the Chamber of Have Right to Organize. Commerce of Palouee, Washington, A Chicago dispatch to the daily that hereafter no member shall stlb. press, under date of April 6. contains scribe for or pay into any .fund for some interesting statements from raising money by g~a~al sUbsCription until the object for which euch sub- Secretary Wallace of the department scription is solicited shall have been of agriculaureon the marketing of approved as to pttrpose and amount by crops, a majority of the trustees of this "There is just as much reason," he chamber; except when a religious, said, "why the-department should as- charitable or other organization shall sist the farmer in developing math- solicit among its own members. odfi of marketing his crops efficiently Eventually the chamber hopes to as that it should assist him in in- adopt a budget system, through creasing his production." which all worthy'causes may be carol Study of the present marketing for. This is done in many communlo methods, as well as of conditions, the ties and proves highly satisfactory. farmer should understand to produce On motion of R. L. Smith the chant- intelligently and "adjust his prod~e- bar expressed to Landlord Gritman its tion to the needs of conanmption," appreciation of the excellent banquet the secretary said, "are proper rune- served by the hotel on the occasion of tions of the department." the farewell given bythe chamber for "The department should turn on J. P. Duke. the light," he continued. "If there J.B. Dudley, who had been absent are points along the way which are in Californit for some six weeks, was unnecessary waste, they should be called upon and gave an interesting made known. If there are me~ along acount of his trip and of conditions the way who are taking too much as he found the~a in the southern toll for the service they render, that state. also should be known. A plentiful supply of food at prices which are ROAD PLANS FOR EAST SIDE Just to both producer and consumer is vital to our national welfare and Highway Division Will Let Contract it is a proper function of the gov- ernment to do what it can to insure In Short Time. it." Olympia, April 6.~Plans of the "It is coming to be reco~nized," he highway division for road construe- said, "that if prices are to be satis- tion in southeastern Washington duro factory there must be a right adjust- ins the biennium are: ment of production to marketing con- " A contract will be let about May dttions.'" 30 for 17 miles of grading betweez% The farmers' right to organize Connell and Lind and the Central into associations, cooperative or Washington highway will be ecru- otherwise, for the purpose of plated its full length this year. marketing their crops, Mr. Wallace Nineteen miles of new road said, can not be questioned "so long through the Yakima canyon will be as they observe the requirements of built next year on the Inland Empire our laws." highway If ~ederal aid is obtained. "A denial of this right," he con- Nine miles of grading between tinued, "would result in reducing the Buenna and Granger will be corn- free farmers of the United States to a pleted this year; a contract for pav- e~ndition comparable witb the down. ing 4 miles between Granger and Out- trodden peasants or peons of less en- look will be let April 18 ; 6 miles of lightened countries are bearing." grading between Sunny$1de and Calling attention to the current Grandview will be finished this year low prices for farm products while so the Inland Empire highway can be "virtually everything the farmers buy paved between Yakima 'and Grand- i~ from 50 to 100 per cent above pre- view as soon as money is available. war normal," Secretary Wallace said Two miles of the same highway he- "it is not strange that thousands of tween Presser and Kennewiek will them should be willing and ready to be widened and straightenect next vdopt drastic measures to correct a year. condition which is so grossly unjust Paving on Inland Empire highway and which is causing wi(le~,~read to be completed this year Is: Eleven owners of the Palouse Transfer, hardship and suffering." miles between Dixie and Waltsburg~ bought a new Ford tar. at the same , The secretary added, however, that 5 miles between Rosalie and Colfax. time, from the Palouse Garage. 'it is no time to be ruled by preJu- Half of a 12-mile job bet~eaSpo- dices and no time for shallow kane and Denntson will be fl~fl~hed Palouse Loses to Coulee. thinking." He declared the. "more this year; rest of paving to'be done In the tenth event of the Inland critical the situation the greater the in 1922. Empire trapshooting tournament, the need, for keeping a level head." The Snake river brid~e ~,at Central Palouse-Colfax bunch lost to Coulee[ American farmers are in competi- Ferry. deeds upon federal aid. cit~~ by a score of 74 to 73. D. M. ~ tton with the world and must adjust Grading to be done Dudley broke,5 and G. B. Joplin and~ tllemselves to the situation, th~ see- O. E. Lynch each shattere{t 24, Pa-[ r~tary added, as best they may. ; It louse,s standing is now fourth. 11~ not time t0~try quack nostrums.'*