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THE PALOUSE REPUBLIC XXV, NO. 40. MATTERS OF MINOR LNI- DISCUSSED. BUT NO BUSINESS CAME BE- CHAMBER. Chamber of commerce meeting while well attended, Very qaflet one so far as the of business was con- BgARD CLOSES Don Overalls and Pitch in and Help Improve Church Properties. if there is anyone ,, im thinks that ROA[}8 TOTRUOKS the lnlnisters have an easy life o.~ it the:; will be undeceived if they un- dertake to iollow the ministers oz Palouse for a few days. 'File old De- _qcf that ministers are averse to man- ual labor imz been discredited here tills fail by at least two o~ the Pa- louse lninlsters. For instance. Roy. E. W. Burleson of the ttoly Trinity Episcopal church has excavv.ted a basement under hls~ entire church building and taken the )[.1 l'eIlloved Lad scattered it over tile yards of tile cllurch and parish[ PALoUsE. WHIT~IANCOUNTY. WASHINOTON. C0MM0mTYTREE i COml~mies Open Camps a, ~ovlll }tUST STAY 0FFCOUNTY ROADS THAT ARE SURFACED FROM DECEMBER 20 TO APRIL 15~ MAY TRAVEL ON STATE ROADS. County Traffic Officer James Wil- li.~ms ,)f Colfax was here Wed:los- day posting rotices informing resi- dents of Palouse that the county com- missioners of Whitman county hare ON MAIN STREET :~LANS ARE BEING RAPIDLY FOR- lt~LATED FOR BIG TREE ON , CHRISTMAS EVE---PROGRAM ~WILL BE RENDERED. Arrngements are rapidly being per- fected for a community Christmas tree on Main street on Christmas eve. The musical program is in charge 3f Mrs, J. M. RIsley and Mrs. C. F. amt Farl~. "~he Potlatch Lumber company has put sawyers at work at PRrks, Idaho pttlng out lumber to be sI~Ided to Helmet as soon as good sleighing comes. They have four caterpillar tractors ready to begin work as soon ks enough snow falls to make it pos- sible for sleds to run. The Wlnton Lumber company has opened, up at camp No. 1 on the east fork near Bovill "and expect to put at least 100 men to work. Discharged From Service. E. W. Bu-rleson read a Secretary Ford of the In- Freight Rates association a contribution of $15 to to fight the proposed freight are being discwa:~ed so tbe present time. He a]s( torsi some associatio,! the chamber here send a to a convention that was ~o SOmewhere to partake of a at $3 or $4 a throw. It was ,by I. C Peterson that these filed away so deeply that never come to light. This and the secretary -in- do the necessary filing. Lrious drives now being car- or about to be carried on by members present. members of the chamber think thai a man was per- duty as a citizen pretty days if he kept his bills and contributed to the relief ~'ln- his own community, anq that begging was almost be.- too common, Christmas tree was but it was decided to arrangements entirely in of the civic welfare cow- of choosing officers for was brought to the the chamber by Presi- and a nominal- was appointed. J. B. Mecklem and Dr. J. were appointed to serve on at" Tur~ne bow Flat. Flat school will have and Chrisunas tree Thursday evening, Deeem- the Turnbow school house. conic and bring a present act more than 15 cents. that brings a oresent get~ program begins at 8 p. m. Visits at St, John. Wolheter of Palouse and of Lewiston. mother and Mrs. J .E. Preucel. were the Preuccl home here Sat- Sunday. St John Advo- K P, AT P ULLN.AN. National 0fdcer~ Present-- Candidates Initiate~. Smith of this city -went Monday night :./at- of the Kuight~ of The degree of third conferred on 100 candi- the Inland Empire. The as the Ira P. Clar}: lodge was represented by chancellor of the state of and the supreme lodge States was represented of Arms Gwtnn. was held In the gymna- State eollege. A 9anquet at 12 o'clock at the Cas- Holds Smoker. committee of the Holy church entertained a banquet and smoker last After the banquet were discussed from of the clergy and Officers for 0. E. S. Chapter No. 24, O. E. S.. met last weeR and elected officers for the coming I. C. Peters0n, worthy L. Maxwell, worthy pat- P. Murray, associate J. A. Comstock, con- e. P. Stephens, asso- Mrs. C. L. Pember- and I. C. Peterson, house. He ttlso installed a furnace.[ Not only this, but he has built a ee-I i A~e/it wall ill tile bv.zei,,ent and ottler-[ I ,vi-e i,mmoved the property. All this] he ha,s done without help from any F one and wiIhout the knowledge (:fl n}bo'lv outside of a few of his OVCU i' ~;~]lio rl e I',-'., Another case that proves th:,, !!~ ;~, ent-:~:.y minlstcr is no .,;luggard o1' I!!UlILIL{I ~i)or ~os shown in tile ! case of Rev. W. M. Martin, pastor oi~I the M E church, when he flonn,~d .,} ! ):hr of overall:, and wielded the pick, I d'.'.e, hAl.eli!or '.,~Ali s~%l- w-ltll SklCil telling effect that the baseu~enL of IS chllrCh tlZlW ha,~; I ire ai)i)Oel-ttHee ,~ a banquet room fie tlus lle]5)el il- till] a go:)d wltter s5 sLelll in the tche~i m' toe ,:hdFcll. pill ,It ~ /|,:at- :]j'. i),~.lll. ~:Ild ~'.t;L'[e ll[lt]lel'OU.J )~ll'o2 mproven~eats on tile church plant. dis haulIller h-is cites t)L~2-",1 tle2.rd way into the night when men 3f ~ther 1)ro?e~sions were taking their z'c] e,ttioll. These men are representatives or =~:c: {c:]~ manhood and are a:t agset to any community in which they lll~ty cc~.~.e. Their activities flatly contra- {icz~ ti~e idea that a miuister's duty is ;o go about with a long face and that heir chief function in life-is to talk piously and eat fred chicken. Buy Lease on Ranch. C. D. ~iorms has purch~ased the l'ribbet lea~e on tt~e J. A. Miller '-~,ch e~:~t of town a.nd will take pos- ;es~'ion immediately, NEW lIFE Very Successful Meeting Is Held Tuesday Evening--0fficers Were Elected. The Au~oric-~: , :~u held ;t most ?~timsiastie rneetb~g in Palouse Tues- lay uigh~ ::nd new life was injected inio the organization. A feed was en- joyed at the Hotel Palouse, after vhieh the members went to Legion hell. where they were addres:~ed by ;ot~lli.y Commander W. L. McClure d O,kesdale. His talk was to the -mint and ins})irecl the boys to great- er achievements for next year. An e!ection was held and the tel- !owing officers were elected: Re Clark, commander; J, B. West, adju- that; Jack Daseh, financial officer; W. C Siler. sergeant at arms. The following committees were ap- pointed: Executive committee, Dell )'-',iJev, chairman ; James William- sen, Herbert Deibel. Ira Long and L. I DeWeese. Amusement committee. Dell Dudley. chairman; Ed Franzen ad Ira Long. From the standpoint of numbers the post in this city is one of the ~rongest in the county, but during Brown and they report excelent pra- d.'_c19.red all connty roads that are . sul'uced with gravel or crushed rock g!ess. ,',ill be closed to trucks from Decem- '.Santa Claus is coming to attend I .. ~': to April 15 except to trucks the festivities and states that he has thvt ure used by the state of Wash- a;Jarge store of candy on hand and is ii~w packing it into boxes ready f~r ingles or tile county of \Vhltman in ~tribiltion. road constructiou or maifftenance work. ~TqOkets are now being distributed ~the children which will entitle Thin ~:;atter was considered at two (~'m t~'a box of candy on the night meetings of the board of commission- cry,. one on December 3. at which l o~the program. Should any children ibm. ' overlooked by those in charge they ti,v,e the board closed the improvett niay@eceive a ticket by applying at rounds of the county to all truck~ ex- ce~.! those used by the county and .:-fu*~e in constructing- or rep;~irina~ r(,~:~. Evidently this order met with opposition, for on December 12 the board met and issued the %llow- ing order : "Notice is hereby given that nt a meeting of the board of county com- 2niusi~ners of Whitman county, held December 1"2. 1921, said board ma(I~ and entered an order closing roads to travel by all motor trucks wh~ manufacturer's rated capacity is one: and one-half tons or over, and to aN motor trucks whose manufactu~r'~ rated capacity is less than ove~aad cnt,.h.flf tons carrying a load heavf~ than one-half of the manufacturer'~ rated carrying capacity of such trucl~ and to all 0assenger or other auto~ mobiles rebuilt into truck carrying a load heavier than 800 pounds; pro- vided that the above does not apply to trucks operated by Whitman county of by the state of Washing- ton for road construction or road meintenance "work. Said closing shall be for a Period of time extending from December 20. 1921 to April /15. 1922. both dates inclusive." According to reports the board re- serves the right, however, to open the roads earlier than April 15 should conditions and weather permit. The commissioners maintain that the use of trucl~s on the surfaced roads would result in great damage ~) the highways. Pa!ouse Ladies Entertained. Mrs. Jerome J. Day was the charm- ing hostess at a delightful "Tar Auc- tion" bridge party at her home on Ezst.A street Thursday evening. The continuation of this entertaining game proved very fascinating and the hands played were unusually inter- string. The scores were mailed to ~I)ok~ue and were not obtainable at :, late hour. A dainty supper was ::erred. At one of the tables were se."~ted the guests from Palouse. Mes- dame.~ A. P. Murray, B. F. Wells an~I Chvrle~ M. Mecklem. Everybody re- am't~ a ,rood time.---Star-Mirror, --~ ..... --_. ~tate Normal Closes December 23 The \Vashtngton State normal at Cheaey will close Friday, December 23 Alarge number of young people of Palou,~'e Who are attending School there will be home to ,~,pend thee hell- days. School will be reopene:l at the norm~:l off January 2. the past few months its aceompllsla- .~{e~{s With ~erious Accident, moots have been almost nil, and for Norman Freed,.who was employed a time it seeme~l as though it would -:ease to exist. ThrOugh the activI-lduring the summer by Ira DooleY, t.ies of some of the leading spirits in t but who now resides in Portland~ is i~Palouse visiting at the home of ;be post it has been revived, and the' Fr,~r.~nk Madison. Mr. Freed recently ,~neeting on Tuesday evening was hod his leg broken tn an accident :~regnant with good results. The boys wi|ile working in a garage at Port- v;3ll endeavor to keel) the pos! going, land. from now on so that it will function as a post.,, Arrangements were made at this meeting for the organization of an :nxiiiary and from now on it is hoped 'hat the ladies will take sn active part in the activities of*the Legion. Several new applications for mem- bershit) were presented at this meeting. J; J~:~Johnson's store. All children ~rn0~r 12 years of age are entitled:to a teket. The committee tn charge wt~,h the children in the country dis- ~ibutary to Palouse to receive em Santa Claus and any child years may secure a ticket. The expense of tke-tr~ ~wlll ~be fllkanced from the sale of tags which ,~m~,w betng carried on hy the school "children of the city. The tags are ~e~,ng sold for 25 cents and the pro. ~ee~s are turned over to the civic wel- ~?,r coramittee to be used In paying fcr ChriStmas cm:d: and otherwl~c ,defraylng the expense of the tree The tree v:ill be erected on Main rtr~et at the Farmers National bank corner. Efforts have been made to secure a Christmas film,~t owing to the late- ness of applica~n~fdr a picture it is ~hfl one may be obtained. that and arrange~Rents~have been made tc take Care of all that come. Dancing C-~ub ~'o ~ C-'~ty Ball. The arrangement for the charity ball which is to be given by the d~mcing club are being rapidly per- fected. Mr. and Mrs W. F Morrlsgn and Mr. and Mrs. A. P MUrray have consented to act as patrons and patronesses. The music Is donate,'] by Art's jazz syncopators and the en- tire proceeds will be turned over to the civic welfare organization to be used for chraitable purposes. Tick- ets are on sale at Mechlem's phar- macy, the Pastime pool room and at Dudley's store. The ball will be giv- en in the Legion hall Saturday night., December 17, and a record crowd is expected. Near East Drive Is Over. In the drive for wheat to feed the starving Armenian orphans. The committee secured 166 sacks of wheat. The Eden Valley and Turn- Mrs. D. B Harvlson arrived in Pa-. louse Monday from Seattle and Is ~usy packing her household effects ready for shipment. She reports Dr. Harvison as doing nicely and able to ~e ar work. The doctor was recet!.y ~.~ointed to a government posltlou in Seattle. James Crawford, who has been In the service of the government in tlie aviation branch of the servlee, has returned home, having served his time and recelved an honorable dis- charge. He is the son of Loft Craw- ford High School Gives Minstrel Show. The glee club of the "higll school gave a minstrel show last lnriday night whch was well attended. All actors did their parts well and a nice sum of. money was taken in at the door Choir Eats Ice ~ream. Mrs. J. H. Grady and Mrs. C. F. Brown entertained the M. E. choir Wednesday night at a little spread after choir practice, Ice cream and cake were served in the basement of the Methodist church. Cousin of Palouae Lady in Mrs. F. H Ankcorn received news a few days ago that W. R. Dun- can, a cousin, had bean elected as a member of the Candadia*~ parltmment. He will represent tarlo distrlct. Christian Church to (Hve~ The Sunday school of the ~an ~h~4~t~e evening, ~ecembor $1L An program is being prepared for the occasion. ATTENO.,INOE SUMMARY THIRD MONIH OF SCHOOL Attendance Shows Improvement-- More Cases of Tardiness Re- ported This Month. The attendance summary for the third month of school ending No- vember 25 shows an average attend- ance of 398.14. as compared with 400.72 'for the second month. The total days' attendance upon which the state an~ county apportionment is based amounts to 72911 days as compared with 8132 days last month. which-difference is accounted for by the fact that there were two vaca- tion days at Thanksgiving time. Ab- bow Flat districts subscribed 100 per _ . ........ sence shows a marked improvement, cent. some of me wneat suoscrzoea, ..... *, ...... ..... ; ..... I wztn a total ot A~b says, as compare~ has neen oelivereu Tnat wnzcn is ............... . ~wltn za~.~ zor last month. 'l'ar{llnSSs, not vet delivere~l should be brought ~ .......... .mwever, neons at~enuon, wits ~ In. ~s it is to be shipped December 18. ~ ......... cases anl (i~u minutes or AA nears, as compared to 37 cases and 407 mln- Mrs. Harvison Visits Here. .utes lost last month. The rating by grades on the basis of per cent of attendance Is as fol- low;,: Sohool~ to Close December 23. The schools of Palouse will clo~e December 23 and reopen Monday, January 2. Only a week will be tak- en for the holidays. The teachers who live out of town will go to their respective homes for the ~acation. Local Firm Oets Results, The Farmers Union company of this city up to December 1 of this new building being erected by the vr.er had sohl 150,000~bushels of this Bankers' Petroleum company, had the L~ies' Aid Met Wednesday. year's crop of wheat, which netted misfortune to have his hand struck The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist the farmers 8'/ cents. This is two by a hammer. The results, while not church met Wednesday at the church cents above the average market price serious, will la~" him up for several parlors. A lunch was served aLad the of whea~ this seaeon, days. time spent in quilting, Basket Ball Season Is On. Shannon Visits Mother. The first intercla~s basketball Tl~on'.as Shannon foster son" of games in the Palouse high school~ Mrs. Fred Anderson. arrived in Pa-were played Tuesday evening be- !ous.e Tuesday evening for a visit at tween the sophomores and seniors and the Ander~on home. Mr. Shannon the juniors and freshmen. The soph- formerly lived here. but since the omore-senior ~:ame resulted in a score war has been e,.np]oyed in New York o,f 14 to 12 in favor of the sopho- City. ~mores, while the juniors won over the freshmen 18 to 8. The first inter- ~and Is Struck by Sledge. school game wilt be played some time 5h;rt ttorner, while working on the in January. Cases of Per cent tardiness Grade 7 99,50 0 Grade 4 99.47 6 Grade 3 98.56 6 Grade 2 98.43 2 Grade 10 97.69 4 Grade 1 97.44 7 Grade 8 97.33 5 Grade 9 97.28 4 Grade 12. 96.81 11 Grade 5 96.19 7 Grade 6 95.31 8 Grade 11 95.30 6 Receipts d Minstrel Show, Below is given a financial state- merit of the receipts and expendi- tures in connection with the mlt,. strel show given by the boys glee club of the Palouse high school on Frlday evenlng, December 9: Total receipts from ticket sale ........ $99.26 Printing ........... $11.00 Drayage .......... 2~00 Costumes, music and plays ............. 17.20 Hall rent .......... 15.00 Totals ............ $45.20 $99.26 Net reeeipts ................ $54,06 FRIDA~ DEOF-~BER 16, 1991. REPORT UNTRUE, o! SA YS E, L, HOLI WASHIN~0N WATER POW'~g. RATES TO REMAIN TH~ eAM~r ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY~ AGENT mE. The report has become curraRt here that the Washington Water.~ Power company ha~ succeeded In i~- duclng the pu~Hc serrviee eommlseia~ to grant it the privilege of raisl~- the rates now being charged in th~ city. E. C. Holt, manager 0t t~ company here. In an interview Tu~ ~lay, said: "The report is absolutely without grounds. The rate Is the same that has been paid here for three ye~ and no raise in the rates has thought of." . :-- "It Is .true," continued Mr. "that the coml~any Is planning to adjust rates so that flat rate will pay nmre equally for the amount~ of electricity used. For i~stance, a~ man may be paying a fiat rate of $~0 and using $40 worth of eleetrtc!.~;! This would make his rate le~ the. that filed with the public commission, This, in the strict is discriminating between patroiis, The company wishes to have flat rate" patrons pay according to their con- nected loads, "I have Just come from the W u~- lngton Water Power company m~i ing at Spokane and no raise in rat~ was mentioned at that meeting. :I am sure that no raise is contem- plated." Wins High Honors at Par Auction. Mrs. A. P. Murray, Mrs. C. M.- Mecklem and Mrs. B. F. Wells of this city attended the par auetio~ bridge tournament at the Jerome -i in New York as a benefit for devas- tated France and has been played throughout the United States the last two weeks. The ladies report most enjoyable evening. Mrs. Mur- ray, receiving, one of the highest scores, was awarded a sot of par ~uction cards. Potlatch Company Buys. The Potlatch Lumber company Is now conducting the only lumber yard in Oakesdale, having bought out the Standard Lumber comp~my of tMs place, and the two yards will be con- ducted by Mr. Byerly, formerly in charge of the Potlatch yard. C. C. Schurman, formerly manager of the Standard yard, has been sent to ~ol- fax, where he will continue in charge of the Standard yard.--Oakesdale Tribune THIEVES AT WORK IN PALOUSE. T~y Enter Two Business Houses, But Attempts Are ~oiled. Thieves tried to enter the harness shop of Charles Day and the Wells & Byron grocery store Tuesday nlght, They tried to gain entrance to the harness shop through a rear window, but did not succeed. They tried to get into the grocery store by remov- ing the putty from the glass in the rear door. They removed the putty and broke the glass, but encountered a heavy wire netting and bars Which Mr. Wells keeps on the door and were foiled there. The appearance of the work Indl- c~tes that It is that of an amateur or boys. It was a very weak at.tempt ,~t robbery, but .will likely be re- cited durtng the winter. Masons Elect pflicer~. At the regular meeting of Palouse lodge No. 46, F. & A. M., the follow- ing officers were elected: Allan Lam- phere, worshipful master; S .T..Scott, senior warden; A. P. Murray, junior warden: M. D. McPherson, treasur- er; C. L. Pemberton, secretary. Mrs. Redman Entertains Club. The ladies of the Xenodican club were the guests of Mrs. Will Redman and the home of Mrs. Charles Farns- worth last Friday. Mrs. D. L. Thomp- son of Spokane was a guest Christian Church to Serve Dinner, -The ladies of the Chr/stlan ct~urcn will serve a chicken dinner Saturday, 'December 17, in the basement, of the -- church Everybody is invited to be present. ",