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February 1, 1902

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Luther McNEIL, who arrived here less than four months ago from Minnesota, informs The Capital that he has had fifty-six letters of
inquiry about this country from old neighbors and friends. This shows the drift of eastern sentiment, and reveals a condition that no
progressive community can afford to ignore. It was a novel and fitting reception that Misses REMMELE, WILCOX and SANFORD tendered to the Bachelor Maids Club at their apartments last
Saturday evening... The invitations stated that the guests were to bring pictures, if possible, of all the sweethearts they have ever
had -- "loved adn lost."...All having deposited their precious burdens, an examination and discussion followed... In due time, however,
sounds of revelry floated out on the still air ... At a late hour the party disbanded after singing in chorus that grand ("perfectly
lovely") old "him", "I want a man -- I want a man -- I want a man-sion in the skies."


To the Editor: I take it for granted that some of the readers of ??? Capital may like to see something from this place occasionally, so
??? send a few items. In the business ??? the camp has been very dull for a time, but socially we are making things lively. Old Boreas has
made us a visit, but this time the lowest the thermometer registered was 8 below zero; but even that is cold enough; we dont care to see it
much colder, but what we would like to see is a couple feet of snow. What will the miners do and what will the farmers do for water next
summer if we get no snow? ... Some of the placers are still working, though a few are closed down for the winter. Charles RHODES is taking out some gold in Mr. MEAGHER's claim, while Thos. BOZART and Amos JORDAN are taking out big money in Mr BIGNEY's
mine. Mr. GRESH is opening up the old JONES claim near the mouth of Williams Creek and Billie JOHNSON and Gus CARLSON are hot on the trail of
the paystreak on their Williams creek claim. Mr. Editor, you ought to be here to attend some of our surprise parties, or better still, you ought to live here and go to all of them.
I believe I have had occasion to tell you before what excellent cooks our ladies are, but you will never know how good till you try some of
their cooking; the proof of the pudding,etc., you know. Well, as I was going to say, at those surprise parties the ladies all bring
lunches, consisting of cakes, pies, sandwiches, etc.; everything imaginable that is good to eat; while the amusement consists of music,
dancing and cards, and if you don't think we enjoy ourselves you are badly mistaken. Those who have suffered invasion of this kind up to
the present are Ben BRAIN, Theodore JOHNSON, and Archie MORRISON and next Tuesday evening we are going to -- but I must not give it away. We are going to have a literary society and anticipate the event with much pleasure and sincerely hope it will be a success. If I
survive the dissipations and high living you will hear again from Charles SOMMERTON.


... Examinations are once more a thing of the past and all are breathing easier ... We began the new term with a full attendance
excepting a few absences in the primary grades because of colds and cold weather. Miss Rose MICHELS of the high school has been obliged to leave school on account of her health. The girls of the basket ball team intend to give an exhibition game next Thursday night. Miss Ona GILMOUR of the high school is quite ill with appendicitis, but a speedy recovery is hoped for. Mr. CUMMINS is with us for a week as janitor and finds himself among many old friends. Last Wednesday morning Mr. JENKINS gave the high school an excellent talk on the life of Wm. McKINLEY. Mr. CALKINS gave another of his very interesting talks on astronomy Friday morning.


Mrs. S. W. MAXEY died at her home here last Saturday morning after a short but very severe attack of pneumonia. Her condition had been
such that her family and friends were deeply concerned about her condition, nevertheless, her death was a surprise and shock to all who knew
her. The funeral took place from the Methodist church Sunday morning and was largely attended. Mrs. MAXEY was almost a pioneer here and consequently was well known, and her christian character and sterling qualities brought her the
respect of all who knew her and their sympathy goes out to the bereaved members of her family.


The ice harvest is on now. The RAMSAY Hardware company expects to occupy the new store within the next ten days. J. B. DAVIDSON has moved his law office into one of the suites of rooms in the Ramsay block. Our people are delighted to see the SNIPES corner again occupied, after being vacant for several years. Miss Lillian STEVENSON sold her house and 5-acre track south of town to Mr. CHENEY. Consideration $2,000. The white fish crop remains undiminished and immense numbers are being taken out of the river every day. Some snow fell in the mountains during the past week, but not enough to relieve the anxiety of the dry farmers. C. W. WARNER is now exerting his hypnotic power on a young man who has fits, and is hopeful of bringing about a cure. The trains from the east have been late most of this week. The delay was caused by the exceedingly cold weather in Montana. J. P. FLYNN and F. A. HOME are occupying their new quarters in the Ramsay block, which are very attractive and convenient. Eph ALLEN, a well known character of Wenatchee and formerly a familiar figure down here, died at that town a few days ago, aged seventy
years. A well defined rumor has been current this week that the Bath block, celebrated because The Capital office is in it, has been sold to
Messrs. KEPNER and FROST of Chehalis. The price was not made public. The musical prodigies, Palmoma and Karla SCHRAMM, delighted a large audiece at the normal last Friday evening. Their marvelous work on
the piano astonished their hearers and called out unstinted praise...


Dr. GRAY went to Seattle on business yesterday. Dr. I. N. POWER of Cle Elum spent Sunday in town. Geo. E. DICKSON was a Yakima visitor last Monday. Miss Emilie WILSON is spending a few days in Seattle. Mrs. Otto KOHLER has returned from a visit in Nebraska. Mrs. L. A. VINCENT has been visiting relatives in Roslyn. Mrs. H. W. WAGER entertained at cards Thursday evening. C. V. WARNER left last Wednesday for a visit to his old home in Iowa. C. H. FREEMAN, editor of the Cle Elum Echo, spent Saturday in town. Mrs. J. C. HUBBELL entertained friends at dinner last Saturday evening. Henry WAGER went to Seattle last Monday on business, returning on Tuesday. C. R. HOVEY, accompanied by his son, Joe, visited Seattle and Tacoma on Wednesday. John SNYDER, of the firm of SNYDER & NEIHART, has gone east to secure a stock of goods. According to the Cascade Miner, Harry McDOWELL is laid up with a lame knee at Roslyn. Mrs. Emil SCHANNO of The Dalles was the guest of Mrs. Mat. BARTHOLET, her niece, last Saturday. Mrs. W. H. TALBOTT is enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. CONNER, and her sister, Miss Mary CONNER, of Skagit county. After a service of six years in the transfer business, Thos. CUNNINGHAM has left S. L. AMES to go into the office at the depot. L. G. PICKEL of Walla Walla has purchased the Bushnell gallery. Mr. PICKEL comes highly recommended and will be sure to please those who
want anything in his line. He is showing some beautiful work.


Last Tuesday morning the people on the streets were started to hear that the A. C. BUTLER ???? grocery store had been burglarized the
night before and it was learned that Jesse ATWOOD has been arrested. It seems that Mrs. ACKLEY saw a person go into the doorway of the
store about 9 o'clock and called Mr. DOWNING's attention to it. He went down stairs at once and saw the front door open. He found Mr.
BUTLER and asked him if he had been in the store and he said he had not. They then went in and sat down in the road end in the dark. In a
few minutes a man came in and went behind the county and was apparently helping himself when DOWNING spoke and the visitor made a quick rush
for the door. As he went, BUTLER fired in the direction he was running, but the bullet went wild and punctured one of the front windows. The shot attracted others, among them Fred ACKLEY, who followed the rapidly moving figure up Fifth street. His testimony at the
prelimary examination fo the prisoner was to the effect that he recognized the fleeing figure as young ATWOOD. Archie WISHARD, who happened
to be on that corner at that time also testified to the same effect. Justice BOYLE, at the conclusion of the testimony, held the prisoner to the superior court in $?00 bond, which he furnished and was


There was a good sized mutiny at the dormitory yesterday, when the girls notified those in authority that they themselves proposed to
"run the machine" for one day. They informed them that they could take the places of the girls for the time being or get out and stay away
until their rebellious feelings abated. Strange to say, the authorities chose to remain as servants of the people, and this is the way the
official roster read here all day on Friday: Faculty: Miss JONES, Miss PETERSON, Miss ROCK, Miss MASSEY, Miss REMMELE. Preceptress: Miss PENDERGAST. Matron: Miss ROGERS Dining Room girls: Ida REMMELE, Mary PROUDFOOT, Pearl BOGGS, Charlotte SANFORD, Mildred MATLOCK. Janitor: Rose FOUTS Assistant janitor: Jessie WILCOX Telephone girl: Ella HARRIS Cooks: Miss STEINBACH, Miss KING, Miss FROST. To the glory of the girls, be it said, they wielded the sceptre of authority with firmness and demonstrated very clearly that "there are


Messrs. PEED & WAGER, who have outfitted all the geological survey parties that have gone to Alaska heretofore, as well as those that
have operated in this region, are now working on the largest outfit they ever turned out. It is intended for the Copper river region, and
the party expects to sail from Seattle about February 15. As usual, the details of the outfitting have been left with Ed BROWN, who has been chief packer for several seasons. This party will be
in charge of F. C. SCHRADER, and Valdes will be their immediate destination. The outfit includes twelve sets of harness and twenty pack outfits, with as many horse blankets, feed bags, etc., all of which PEED &
are supplying to order. The party will trasnfer to sleds after reaching Valdes, and use horses. This is why such an early start is
being made as the scene of operations can be reached much earlier ...


Transcriber's Note: This issue includes a very long delinquent tax list. Because of the length, I am not transcribing it, but those
interested should look at this issue of the paper on microfilm for any information.)


The following letters ???? be claimed in the Ellensburg, Wash. P. O. for the week ending Feb. 1, 1902: BERTI, Frank ?????, J??? ROBERTS, Gray STRANGE, Daniel STUBBLEFIELD, Geo. TAYLOR, J. I. In calling for any of the above, please say "Advertised". Martin CAMERON, P.M.


Jerry VANDERBILT has leased his hotel to two gentlemen from Yakima, who are now in possession and will conduct it from now on. As they
are strangers here, the following complimentary notice in the Yakima Washingtonian will be gratifying to our people and will be read with
interest here: "John ALDRICH and Frank S. JACKSON have leased the hotel Vanderbilt at Ellensburg for a period of three years with a privilege of five.
These young men are all right -- the kind that any town may readily welcome and cheerfully make room for..."


Came to my place, 5 miles west of Ellensburg, in early January, one red heifer calf, part Jersey. Brand on right hip; seems to be M;
both ears square cropped. Owner can have same by complying with the law as to estrays, paying costs, etc. Albert ANDERSON


Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the stockholders of the Elensburg Theater Company will be held ... on Monday the 17th day of
March, 1902 ... The object of the meeting is to decide upon a proposed increase of the capital stock of said comapny to the sum of Twelve
thousand dollars. W. H. TALBOTT A. M. WRIGHT James STEVENSON H. S. ELWOOD C. L. COLLINS, Trustees


Notice is hereby given, that in one year from January 25th, 1902, all creditors of the estate of James PUGH, deceased are required to
present their claims against said estate, with the necessary vouchers, to the undersigned, at his place of business on 3d street, between
Main and Pearl streets, Ellensburgh, Wash. Dated January 25th, 1902. Sven PEARSON, Administrator of said Estate.


United States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash. January 8, 1902. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878 .... Valentine C. WYNEGAR, of
Ellensburg, county of Kittitas, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 1357, for the purchase of the
S 1/2 of SW 1/4, of Section No. 3, Township No. 18 North Range No. 17 E.W. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more
valuable for its timber of stone than for agricultural purposes and dto establish his claim to said land before A. E. EMERSON, Clerk of the
Superior court, at North Yakima, Wash., on Monday the 24th day of March 1902. He names as witnesses: George DAVIS, David CALICUT, Frank TURNER, John WAGONER, all of Ellensburg, Wash.....


Having started my mill, I am prepared to pay the highest market price for all kinds of grain. I also have Flour, Feed and Chop for sale. Everything first-class. Call and be convinced when wanting anything in this line. W. T. MORRISON, Ellensburg, Wash.


Miss RUCKER, Stenographer, Room 48, Cadwell Block. The store now occupied by J. P. FLYNN's shoe store will be for rent after Feb. 1. Apply to H. KLEINBERG.

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