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Thursday, February 10, 1916

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A. H. STULFAUTH, Editor and Proprietor
A report has been current that the track of the Great Northern where the accident occurred a couple of
weeks ago has been condemned ... John HENABY this week received a patent for his homestead in the canyon south of town. This was four
months after proving up, which is record breaking time for Uncle Sam. Some photos of our streets with the snow piled six feet high along the curbs have been taken by PAUTZKE
and will be brought out in August for cold storage purposes. Now the good people are praying that the snow may not be swept off by a chinook and the bad ones are
afraid it will be. A greater calamity could scarcely befall this region than to have this tremendous snowfall
go off with a rush. The railroads have got their breath after digging out of the deep snows and now they
are beginning to worry about the possibilities of big chinooks. A big "warm wind" would make their snow
battle seem like the proverbial three dimes. Although the N.P. wanted 500 men at high wages to shovel snow
during the great blockade last week, it had trouble in securing them. The company found a strong resource
in 300 miners out of the coal mines at Cle Elum and Roslyn, and it was their strong arms that hastened the
hour of opening. We had plenty of snow during the great storm, but fortunately, we had an abundance of coal with which to
combat it. We have not had a day of shortage here this winter, which is a matter for congratulation. About 30 feet of snow at Laconia, the summit of Snoqualmie pass, is the record up to date and the end is
not yet.... The five train loads of passengers who were tied up in the Ellensburg yards considered themselves fortunate,
as they had "all the comforts of home", with shows thrown in, which was in strong contrast with those marooned
in the mountain gorges, where there was no relief from the monotony, and even the fear of hunger lurked near.


The case of BARTON vs. VAN GESEN, on appeal, comes up in the supreme court on the 28th inst. PAUTZKE has secured some wonderful snow views in mountains and valley and his postal cards are in demand
for sending out into the banana belt. L. E. RISLER has resigned his position in Elwood's drug store and will leave in a few days for Cle Elum
where he will take charge of Kahler's drug store. Mr. KAHLER is going away to remain a year or two. Walter BATES came into town a few days ago from his ranch toward Umtanum and he reported the snow often
over the backs of his horses as he broke the road. He declared it was the hardest trip he ever made.


Kittitas county was enriched by the sum of $165 this week says the Roslyn Miner. This represented the
total amount of the fines declared by Justice of the Peace Eugene DeGABRIEL, in the first case tried for
violation of Initiative Measure No. 3. Contributing to the county were Mich BARICH, Anton CHOPP, and Steve PUBICH. Mr. BARICH was the chief
contributor, his fine being $65 and costs, while Messrs. CHOPP and PUBICH added $50 each to the county
strong box. They also bore their share of the costs of this action which were not small. The penalties were attached when County Attorney KERN brought forward the report of Prof. FULLMER, head
of the chemistry department of Washington State College at Pullman. This report declared that the samples
sent for his analysis contained just 17.65 per cent alcohol.


The sheep men of the region have been busy individuals lately. Since the great fall of snow the night of
February 1 they have kept a close watch on their bands... J. H. SMITHSON, with 4000 sheep in Dry creek, has
plenty of hay of his own, but the road to the corrals was a hard one to travel and he used eight horses in
breaking a road and hauling a small load the first day.


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. P. GILMAN on Saturday. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. MERRYMAN on Thursday. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. EMERSON on Friday. Mrs. M. E. RANDALL entertained at cards Saturday afternoon. Wilbert SLEMMONS has returned to Seattle to reenter the University. Mrs. James PAUTZKE of Auburn is visiting relatives and friends here. Dr. H. M. THOMAS was a Seattle visitor on Sunday. He came home to get warm. Justice BONNEY, who has been much indisposed for several weeks is now improving. G. P. SHORT was called to the far east a few days ago by the serious illness of his father. J. C. HUBBELL and J. H. LODERHOSE attended a fruit growers meeting in Yakima on Monday. Miss Martha STAUFFER, who has been visiting in Yakima, returned to her home on Monday. Mrs. Charles WHITE of the west side has received news of the death of her father at Olathe, Kan. Mrs. Henry REHMKE, who spent most of the winter here, has returned to her home in Port Orchard. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. LAUGHLIN of Idaho, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. SUTTON, old friends. Mrs. S. C. IRWIN, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. C. McCAULEY, has returned to her home in Tacoma. Miss E. PEDERSON, who is taking a course in nursing in Portland, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Peder PEDERSON. Austin MIRES has sent invitations to his gentlemen friends to join him in celebrating his 64th birthday
Friday evening at his home. A. J. ROSE was one of the N. P. passengers tied up in the Cascades by deep snow. He got home on the first
train from the west. Miss Inez WEBBER, who is teaching above Thorp, spent Sunday in the valley, as her school had to be dismissed
for a few days because of the deep snow. A jolly load of young people went out to Mr. and Mrs. James FERGUSON's Saturday and enjoyed a dance and
delicious supper. Rev. Wm. PARK, formerly pastor of the M. E. church here, was a detained passenger with his wife, and during
their stay were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. BLACKMORE. They were also entertained by Rev. and Mrs. SNYDER. Friends here of W. A. FORD, the Swauk miner, who left here ten years ago for Alaska, heard from him this
week. He is located at Knik, which is on the new government railroad.


The report came in last evening that George HAYES, who is on the Thos. MONTGOMERY ranch, six miles southeast
of town, had both feet broken by a fall from a pile of baled hay. It seems he alighted on a pole with
disasterous results. He will be brought in to the hospital today.


The east end of the valley is considerably exercised over a feat performed by James FERGUSON, when he
captured a fox that has been known to be in his neighborhood for some time...


Record breaking icicles have abounded every place during the past week. The roads have been very bad, because of the dryness of the snow, which crumbled under the runners like
sugar. They were better, however, after the thaw set in. The two passenger engines that came together head on near Lind just before the big storm were brought to
the Milwaukee yards here and many have gone up to see them. They are almost a welded mass of metal. C. O. JOHNSON yesterday obtained a temporary restraining order against GROGER & CLARK, the trouble having
arisen over a sewer connecting plaintiff's property on Pearl Street with the alley through defendent's lot. The 21-piece band that played for the Elks included Carl OORTMAN, cornet; Dr. McCLANAHAN, trombone;
M. E. RANDALL, tuba. They should be taken into the Girls' band as such talent should not be allowed to lie
dormant in the community.


These judgements have been filed this week in superior court: C. H. STEWART vs. Wilbur F. & Jennie Alice SHELENBERGER, $6,835.30; Maggie HENDERSON vs. John E. HENDERSON, divorce; Carscadden Grocery Co., vs. F. H. McDIVITT, $278.00; Geo. H. HARLOW vs. Josie HARLOW, divorce; Vera J. ASHBAUGH vs. Frank C. ASHBAUGH, divorce; Henry WASHBURN vs. Ines and Chas. WILEN, $3,852.66.


In the Superior Court of the State of Washington, for Kittitas County Estate of Charles F. STOOPS and Marion H. STOOPS, his wife, both deceased. ... letters of administration were granted to the undersigned on the 10th day of January, 1916, by superior
court.... D. W. S. RAMSAY, Administrator.


In the Superior Court of the State of Washington, for Kittitas County Estate of Alice HENRY, deceased. ... letters of administration were granted to the undersigned on the 17th day of January, 1916, by superior
court....Patrick HENRY, Administrator.


In the Superior Court of the State of Washington, for Kittitas County Estate of George F. AGERTON, deceased. ... letters of testamentary were granted to the undersigned on the 21st day of January, 1916, by superior
court....Delilah May AGERTON, Executrix.


Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at North Yakima, Washington, December 20, 1915. Notice is hereby given that William H. FRANCE, whose post office address is R. No. 1, Ellensburg, Washington,
did on the 23rd day of July 1913, file in this office Sworn Statement and Application No. 06502 to purchase
the S 1/2 NE 1/4 and lot 1, Section 2, Township 17N, Range 16E, W. Meridian, and the timber there on...


In the Superior Court of the State of Washington, for Kittitas County Levi HARLEY, plaintiff, vs. Ida HARLEY, defendant... to appear within 60 days after the date of the first
publication of this summons, ... 6th day of January 1916, and defend the above entitled action... The object
and demand of this action is to obtain a decree of divorce...

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