BRIEF NEWS OF THE DAYMore recruits are needed for the local guard company. This has been French mail week and several letters have been received. Work on the new Christian church, Sixth and Ruby, is now underway. Rev. J. S. LARUE, Presbyterian minister at Cle Elum left this week for St. Louis, where he is to engage in a special line of work. A bunch of Roslyn boys reported to the sheriff here Wednesday morning and left for Camp Lewis in the afternoon. H. M. BALDWIN has sold his interest in the grocery firm of BALDWIN & EMERSON to his partner, who will carry on the business. H. L. JOHNSRUD, agent of the Milwaukee here, has bought the DENTON home on Tenth street and will occupy it. Joe STEINER, who has been touring with his wife and parents for several months has located at Colfax, Cal., where he has purchased a
ranch. Charles A. CLARK, father of Mrs. Wallace THARP, who spent a season here several years ago, died recently at his home in Boise. J. E. BURKE, formerly of this valley, who has been living at Chino, Ca., has moved to Corning in the same state. A successor to Reuben CRIMP, who has resigned as City Clerk, will be chosen at the next meeting of the council on Monday. The best price on gasoline thus far this season is 23 cents a gallon, a raise of 1 cent on the price of last year. BALDWIN & EMERSON closed their old store on Tuesday, consolidating the stock with that in their newer store on the corner. It is rare indeed, that people in a town the size of Ellensburg have a chance to see America's greatest actress, and the appearance of
Maud Adams here should pack the house. Howard LEWIS, recently transferred from Camp Lewis to Jacksonville, was called there to attend officers' school in the quartermaster's
department, and will be in the lists for a commission. Fred HESLEY, the well known forest ranger on Taenum, who spent some of the winter at Selah, is back on his responsible job. He reports
all the snow practically gone, clear up to Frosty creek, and he looks for a very dry season, with great danger of fires. In his last letter to his parents, Jack TITUS told of having a shrapnel burst right over the heads of himself and a companion as they
were carrying dynamite in the trenches in France. Dust and rubbish was thrown on them, but the dynamite did not explore. He called it a
very close call. I. A. TAYLOR, who has been in charge of the Wells Fargo office for several months, has been transferred to Anaconda, Mont. He is
succeeded by R. C. BAKER of Harlowtown, in the same state.
TWO KITTITAS SISTERS MAKE GOOD AT PULLMAN COLLEGEMiss Agnes and Miss Dorothea SORENSON of Ellesnburg, are two of the State College co-eds taking the recently organized course in military
drill. This phase of military work was offered to the girls not only to give them a little insight into what the men are doing, but also to
give them the excellent physical training which this work affords...
SOCIAL AND PERSONALMiss Ethel GIES is visiting her parents in Seattle. A. C. KREESE, who has been on the coast for a month, is back. Mrs. J. C. HUBBELL has been on the Sound for several days. Fred ROEGNER of the university has been visiting his mother here. Mrs. M. J. MORRIS has returned from an extended visit in the East. Fred A. STOCKING left on Wednesday for Bremerton to enter the naval service. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. GRAY of Everett have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. PHELPS. The PI on Sunday printed an excellent picture of Miss Celeste MOSER on the society page. Mrs. Flora BAIRD of Yakima is spending a few days with relatives and friends here. Mrs. Mary BRITTEN of Battle Creek, Mich., is the guest of her niece, Mrs. Lenox WILSON. Relatives and a few friends celebrated the 74th birthday of Mrs. J. G. OLDING on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. MUNZ celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary Saturday evening. D. A. REDFIELD was called to Seattle on Sunday by the death of a brother. A. E. GASTON, formerly of this place, has received a promotion in the insurance business and is now located in Yakima. Miss Anna MEYERS was married in Butte a few days ago to Matthew LENNON of that city and they will make their home there. Kenneth ROEGNER, who has finished the officer's course at Camp Lewis visited his mother for several days on furlough. Rev. and Mrs. W. A. SHARP of Roslyn were business visitors here on Monday, coming down in their car. Miss Blanche CRIMP, after spending ten days in the Sound cities is again at her post with HOVEY and HALE. Howard ALTICE of the navy, stationed at Mare Island, has been visiting relatives and friends here for a week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank BOSSONG have received news of the marriage of their daughter, Miss Pearl, in New York, to William WATSON of that city.
The young lady is well known here, where she has lived most of her life.
MOONSHINE IS RAIDEDUnited States officers aided by Cle Elum and county officials raided a liquor still in the outskirts of that town on Sunday and seized
the plant together with several bottles of whisky and a barrel or two of wine. The raid resulted in the arrest of Frank STARKOVITCH, on
whose premises the business was conducted and Mat KAUZLARICH, a member of the city council of Cle Elum, who has been arrested before along
these lines. STARKOVICH could not raise $1000 bail and lies in jail while his partner is out on $2000 bail. They will probably have their
trial in the U. S. Court at Yakima in the near future. The examination was before U. S. Commissioner PRUYN. Similar action was taken
against the two men in the superior court.
NINE PERSONS HAVE CLOSE CALL IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTA real automobile accident was charged up to this community Sunday evening and it was a bad one that came near furnishing a large list
of fatalities. As Ed HARRELL, a west side farmer, was returning to his home, his big car was turned over as he tried to make the turn near
KLEINBURG's warehouse on the Dollarway road, and eight of the nine occupants were injured. HARRELL himself sustained a fractured skull and
has since been in the hospital with possibly less than an even chance of recovering. His wife was painfully but not dangerously hurt; two sons had broken arms and collar bones; another boy was painfully bruised; a daughter
was likewise bruised; Mrs. Wm. PACKWOOD had an arm broken. John PACKWOOD of Toppenish was hurt about the head and was believed to be fatally
injured at first, but rallied well and is out of danger. It is said that HARRELL was traveling at a high speed and in meeting a car containing Mr. ALEXANDER, Mrs. WISEMAN, and Rev. and
Mrs. OBERHOLTZER, he turned into the gravel fringe of the pavement from which his car was turned back so suddenly that it turned entirely
over landing on its wheels, and every one was thrown out. ... All the injured but HARRELL have left the hospital.
ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMSA. D. FOSTER, principal of the Kittitas schools has signed a contract for next year in Whatcom county. SCHULTZ's place has been somewhat enlarged by cutting down the depth of the windows. A new entrance is also a great improvement. After sending a large number of books to Camp Lewis and Fort Warden, Mrs. STOWELL, librarian, still has a number left and they continue
to come. The people evidentally are willing to help the boys out in the way of reading matter.
KITTITAS BOY MUST BREAK INWith a desire to become an aviator, J. H. GRAFF, of Seward, left his home in the far north and, armed with a letter to Secretary BAKER,
made a trip to Washington, D. C., to get a place in the aviation corps. He returned from the east yesterday without securing the desired
place in the service and is a guest at Seattle. While in the east he also made an attempt to get in the British and Canadian flying corps,
but without success. "Being of draft age, I find that I cannot even enlist," he says, "but must wait until Uncle Sam needs me. If I am
selected for service, I will go back to Alaska for training." GRAFF is the son of the owner of the electric light and power plant at Seward, and had a letter of introduction to the war secretary
from former Senator A. Mitchell PALMER, of Pennsylvania, an old friend of the family... This... means that another Ellensburg boy is bound to serve his country... Young GRAFF was born in this city about 1892, but went to
Alaska with his parents a few years later, but he has several times visited his native town, which is pround of him for trying so hard to get
busy in defense of his country.
MORE LIGHT ON OFFICER'S SCHOOL MENThe Capital last week in a personal notice of a visit by Joe HOVEY to his parents here, stated that he had earned a commission but had
not yet been assigned. The exact status of these young men who have attended officers' training school has seemed to be rather hazy, and
this official statement will tell just where young HOVEY of the infantry, and ROEGNER of the field artillery stand. It says: "Ten thousand
or more student officers who have completed ther course of training at national army cantonments and national grand camps will not be
graduated and given commissions, but will be placed on an eligibility list, from which in order of their ratings they will be commissioned
and called to the service as the army needs them..."
NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION, No. 1007In the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County (in Probate) In the matter of the estate of Milford A. THORP, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Amanda THORP, Administratrix of the Estate of Milford A. THORP, deceased, has rendered and presented for
settlement to and filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court ... her Final Account and Report and Petition for the distribution of the
Estate as such Administratrix ... Witness the Hon John B. DAVIDSON, the Judge of said Superior Court... this 1st day of May 1918.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO FILE CLAIMSIn the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County (in Probate) In the matter of the estate of Tillman E. HOUSER, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that letters of administration with the will annexed on the Estate of Tillman E. HOUSER, deceased, were granted to
the undersigned, on the 13th day of April 1918 by the said Superior Court ... Chester C. CHURCHILL, Administrator of the Will ...
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF FINAL ACCOUNT AND HEARING ON PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTIONIn the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County (in Probate) In the matter of the estate of Maria WHEELER, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Abram L. WHEELER, executor of the will of Maria WHEELER, deceased, has rendered and presented for settlement ...
his petition for the distribution of said estate...
NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT OF FINAL ACCOUNT AND HEARING ON PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTIONIn the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County (in Probate) In the matter of the estate of Elizabeth A. BOLTON, deceased. Notice is hereby given that William Finley Harrison BOLTON, the executor of the will of Elizabeth A. BOLTON, deceased, has rendered and
presented for settlement ... his petition for the distribution of said estate...
NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE OF REAL ESTATEIn the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County In the matter of the estate of E. W. COOKE, deceased. Under authority of an order of the Superior Court of Kittitas County, State of Washington, the undersigned administratrix of the estate of
E. W. COOKE, deceased, will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash ... Lots twenty-one (21) and twenty-two (22), Pattenaude's
sub-division of block A and B, Second Railroad Addition to the City of Ellensburg. The sale will be on or after Saturday, the 4th day of
May, 1918... Ida M. COWELL, Administratrix of the Estate of E. W. COOKE, deceased.
NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION, No. 739In the Superior Court for the State of Washington, in and for Kittitas County (in Probate) In the matter of the estate of David T. EDWARDS, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Josephine BULGER, the executrix of the estate of David T. EDWARDS, deceased, has rendered and presented for
settlement ... her final account and report and pettition for distribution ...