THE CAUSE OF EDUCATIONMiss Irene BRAIN successfully closed her first term of school in District No. 22 on October 23. Miss Della WHITE closed her fourth term of school in District 47 in time to attend the institute.
PUBLIC SCHOOLAugust SCHINDLER who has been out of school on account of a broken leg, has returned. Miss Nellie KNOX is a new pupil from Olympia attending in No. 7. Arthur CASEY has returned to No.7. Cecil and Freddie DAVIES from Minnesota are new pupils in No. 6.
SOCIAL AND PERSONALO. W. GILMAN spent Sunday in Seattle. Dick HART returned from Nome last Wednesday. A. W. JOHNSON of Liberty was in town last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. WOODS went to Sunnyside for a few days this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. EDWARDS have returned from their eastern trip. Miss Lucile ELWOOD has returned from a two weeks' visit in Seattle and Tacoma. L. E. PALMER, who has been in LaConner for several weeks, has returned. Miss Kate L. CLERF, who has been ill for nine weeks with typhoid fever, is able to be up. Nick CLERF left for Olympia Sunday, where he goes to attend the St. Martin college. Mrs. E. WILEY, after a two weeks' visit here, returned to her home in Seattle on Thursday. Captain George PEASE of Portland was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James RAMSAY for a few days this week. Miss Mary PAYNE of Kentucky is visiting her brother, W. J. PAYNE, and will spend the winter here. Edmund SEYMOUR of New York and William W. SEYMOUR of Tacoma were the guests of J. C. HUBBELL on Wednesday. John SNODGRASS of Iowa visited his brother, George SNODGRASS, this week, accompanied by his mother. They returned by way of the Sound. E. Z. KREIDEL, who went to Philadelphia a few days ago, returned on Tuesday. He was compelled to come home on account of sickness. Mrs. W. A. STEINMAN has returned from a visit of several weeks in Seattle and Tacoma. She has almost completely recovered from her late
injuries. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. SPAULDING entertained a large number of their friends Thursday evening. Six-hand euchre, followed by dainty
refreshments combined to pass the time most pleasantly.
DROWNED AT NOMEThe last steamer out brought the news of the drowning of Jesse R. GREGORY in one of the creeks near Nome by accident. The body will be
sent here in the spring. Mr. GREGORY lived in this valley for many years and was well known here.
THE NEWS OF THORPO. H. KERNS and family moved to Roslyn last Thursday. Mr. RONE and family moved into the house vacated by Mr. KERNS. Mrs. E. E. SOUTHERN returned from her visit in Seattle the first of the week. Arthur STEVENS who is taking a business course at Wilson's Business College, attended the funeral of his uncle last Tuesday. Stanley GOODWIN and Edna DUNCAN attended the play "Sis Hopkins" last Wednesday evening. The school enrollment is now seventy. Mr. W. C. HAYWARD has been somewhat indisposed this week. The PRATER brothers and GOODWIN brothers are busy hauling hay this week. Mrs. DeSHAZER is not much better. Mr. DAVIDSON moved into Thorp this week. Mrs. George GIVENS little girl has been very low the last few days.
DIEDJohn H. STEVENS died at the home of his son, W. A. STEVENS, last Monday. He was born in Columbianna county, Ohio, January 12, 1829. In
1856 he united with the Baptist church and continued active membership until the time of his death. He regarded the cause of Christ above
all other interests and was ever ready to witness by word and life for his Lord. He served his country from the 25th day of July, 1861, until the 5th day of August, 1864, as a member in Company F, 11th Missouri
Volunteer Infantry. Deceased leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. Three brothers and four sisters also survive him. The widow was
comforted in her sorrow by the presence of four children, one of the brothers and two of the sisters. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Ellensburg, at 1:50, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
CAPITOLIANSThe schools reopened last Monday after a two weeks' vacation. The scarlet fever is now under control, no more cases having appeared. J. H. SMITHSON had twelve head of horses killed on the track near the round house last Friday night, by being struck by a train. The CADWELL block annex, just completed, is the most handsomely finished interior ever built in the town. The upstairs rooms are
particularly handsome. D. W. BURROUGHS, who was committed to the Medical Lake asylum, died there last Monday and the funeral took place from the Methodist
church on Thursday. He was 73 years of age. Mrs. B. S. WEED's fine driving horse, "Jingo", died last Monday of colic... Mr. and Mrs. WEED feel very badly over the loss. The Capital last week inadvertantly omitted notice of the marriage of William F. DOUGHTY and Mrs. Leota MAXEY. They were married at the
home of S. W. MAXEY on October 25, and have since been receiving the good wishes of their many friends. J. K. MORRILL this week received from Dr. F. T. SCOTT, who lives in Sacramento, a box of pomegranates, which he passed around among his
friends, most of whom had to be told and shown. The little-known fruit attracted much attention.
HOBO HOLD-UPSTwo hoboes, giving their names as Harry DAVIS and Jim MURPHY, were arrested at Cle Elum on Monday and will be tried in the superior court
next week on a charge of robbery, in holding up a train crew between here and Yakima and a brakeman at Bristol. They were fully identified.
NOTICE OF SALEIn the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for Pierce County. In the matter of the Estate of Thomas L. NIXON, deceased. ... at private sale at her residence, 1213 Division avenue, Tacoma, Washington, on the 9th day of November, 1903, at 10 o'clock a.m., the
property hereinafter described ... The northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 34, Township 18, North Range 18 east of the
Williamette meridian; also the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 34, Township 18, North Range 18, east of the Willamette
meridian; also all that portion of the Northern Pacific railway company right of way on both wides of the main track in the east half of the
southeast quarter of Section 34, Township 18, North Range 18 east of the Willamette meridian to within fifty feet on the northerly side and
to within twenty-five feet on the southerly side of the center lien of said main track measured at right angles thereto and parallel
therewith, extending westerly from a point located 2,488 feet easterly from mile post 128, west of Pasco Junction, a distance of 974 feet. Cora NIXON, Adminsitratrix de bonis non of the Estate of Thomas L. NIXON, deceased.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONDepartment of the Interior. Land Office at North Yakima, Wash. October 20, 1903. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final comutation proof in support of
his claim and that said proof will be made before A. E. EMERSON, Clerk of the Superior Court at Ellensburg, Wash., on December 8, 1903, viz:
Fred N. PEARSON, Homestead No. 2803 for the lots 3 and 4 and S 1/2 NW 1/4, SW 1/4, NE 1/4 Sec. 4, Tp. 20N, Range 19E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Elzy B. DUNNING, Allan
DUNNING, Peter STROMBERG, John H. CROCKER, all of Ellensburg, Wash. Henry V. HINMAN, Register.
TIMBER LAND, Act June 3, 1878, NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash. October 19, 1903. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878 .... Frank KILE of Green Lake,
County of King, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 1683, for the purchase of the lots 5, 6 and 7
SE 1/4, SW 1/4 of Section No. 6 in Township No. 18N, Range 17E, 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 to establish his claim to said land before the Register and Receiver of this office
at North Yakima, Wash., on Friday, the 8th day of January, 1904. He names as witnesses: George W. DeSHAZER, Ralph DeWOLF, J. P. DeWOLF of Thorp, Washington, and T. W. FARRELL, of Ellensburg, Wash....
TIMBER LAND, Act June 3, 1878, NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash. October 9, 1903. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878 .... John F. WESTON, of Ellensburg,
county of Kittitas, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 1681, for the purchase of the N 1/2 SW
1/4, and N 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. No. 34, Township No. 19, North range No. 16, 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 to establish his claim to said land before A. E. EMERSON, Clerk of the
Superior court, at Ellensburg, Wash. on Monday, the 21st day of December 1903. He names as witnesses: Carl F. ORTMAN of Ellensburg, Wash., Ralph DeWOLF of Thorp, Wash., Joseph DeWOLF, of Thorp, Wash., J. Z. VANCE,
of Ellensburg, Wash.....
TIMBER LAND, Act June 3, 1878, NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash. October 1?, 1903. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878 .... Edward MARTIN of Toppenish,
Couty of Yakima, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 1682, for the purchase of the purchase of
the E 1/2 of NW 1/4 and W 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section No. 12 in Township No. 19N, Range 19E, 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 to establish his claim to said land before the Register
and Receiver of this office at North Yakima, Wash., on Saturday, the 26th day of December, 1903. He names as witnesses: S. A. MILTON of Sunnyside, Wash., W. C. MEACHAM, Sunnyside, Wash., S. L. HELM, Ellensburg, Wash, G. J. MARTIN,
SOME ADSCabinet photos $2.00. Stamp photos 25c. A button free with each dozen pictures. FINN, Photographer. Bulk Olives at FLUMMERFELTs. Fred P. WOLFF sells the celebrated Shaw-knit hose. Ellensburg Transfer Co., H. L. MARTIN, Mgr. All Kinds of Dray Work. Freight entrusted to him will be carefully looked after and
promptly delivered. Moving of all kinds carefully done. J. H. SCOTT, Undertaker and Licensed Embalmer. Parlors, Pearl and Fifth. Residence, one block east.