THE HOBO(Note: According to several sources, this article in the Capital is the earliest known written usage of the word 'hobo'.) The tramp has changed its name, or rather had it changed for him, and now he is a Hobo. There is nothing to indicate that he has
improved any by the change. The hobo is just as bad as the tramp, no worse, ???? that is impossible. He ind??? ??? has appetite for travel
-- on the brake beam. His other appetites are strong, but not so easily appeased, for his rides cost him nothing, while whisky or a warm
meal call for ducats. Every train carries from one to a dozen hobos and they get on when they please and get off when put off. Then they
make themselves at home in town and soon land in the chain gang. This has no terror for them, for work they will not. The question
naturally suggests itself, "what shall be done with them?" Any man who is industrious and anxious to work, can find enough to do in any
Washington town to get him a bed and something to eat. It is aggravating to find a man, so-called, who deliberately refuses to work and
tries to get in jail simply to secure his bed and board. They will walk the streets all day with a ball and chain on their ankle and stand
the jeers of the people without a blush. Many of them are hardened criminals and a danger to the community. It has been suggested that the
whipping post would solve the problem. While it seems like a barbarous thing, yet there is no doubt but what they would give a town a wide
birth where they knew the lash awaited them. One contstable recently laid the blacksnake on a quintette of hobos who refused to work, and
after the fourth stroke every one of them begged to be allowed to labor. They were put to work and kept at it steadily until their sentence
expired and then they lost no time in leaving. Some will say they are human. So they are, but they are not manly. Our city has been destroyed by fire once. It is possible for it to
be again laid in ashes by these worthless ramblers. They should be kept out of our town, by some means. Our officers do the best they can
but still they come. If the fear of the whipping post will keep them away, let it go out to the hobo world that Ellensburgh is a bad place
for them. The hobo must go-by.
PREPARED FOR WINTERImmense stocks of goods have been pouring into Ellesnburgh for the last sixty days, and now our merchants have as fine a display as can
be found in Washington. The stocks are large and they are generally in good sized stores where they can show off to the advantage. The
stores of Ellensburgh are a credit to any city with a population of 25,000 and merchants are all hard workers. ... The territory that is
tributary to Ellensburgh is a large one and constantly gaining, so there is no fear of a falling off in trade. ...
CAPITOLIANSA fine turkey dinner will be served at HILL's Dining Hall on Thanks giving day. The snowfall in the mountains is reported unusually heavy for this time of the year. The ladies of the Congregational church netted $72 for the lecture delivered by Rev. Mr. MOONEY last week. Snow began falling at Roslyn Thursday night last and in less than twenty-four hours over six inches had fallen. Mr. WRIGHT has entered upon his duties as county clerk and is already getting along well with his new work. FIELD Bros. are occupying their new Butcher shop in the Cadwell Block. It is one of the finest in the Northwest. Duncan McCORMICK, one of the men injured in the fight a week ago last Sunday is in a very bad condition at the Horton. The stone work at the new SNIPES bank building is rapidly nearing completion and the structure looks finer every day. The colored people of mine No. 3, Roslyn, have secured a piece of ground and will soon erect a Baptist church on it. Mr. STEVENSON will open the new city gun store about December 1st in the Remke Block on Fourth Street, between Main and Pearl. Mrs. H. C. GREEN has two very fine paintings on exhibition at the City of Paris. They show fine taste, good workmanship, and are greatly
admired. The San Francisco Board of Fire Underwriters has had a man in the city making an insurance map of Ellensburgh. About twenty-five subscribers are now using the telephone and the lines are being constantly extended. Rev. R. J. MOONEY of this city has been elected moderator of the Yakima District, embracing Yakima, Kittitas, and Klickitat counties... Superintendent of streets McGRATH is pushing work on the sidewalks and crossings... A lady just returned from the Sound heard a complaint about the mud on our streets. "You don't know what it is," she said. "In Tacoma,
it is a foot deep and over, the day I left I saw six teams stuck in the streets there."
MURRAY - MAYERLast Sunday evening at 9 o'clock, Mr. David MURRAY and Miss Catherine MAYER were married at the bridegroom's residence by Justice RUDKINS.
The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few relatives being present. Mr. MURRAY is probably as well known as any man in Central Washington, having lived in this valley nearly twenty years. The bride came
from Elmira, New York, some months ago and had made a large number of friends in Ellesnburgh. Their many friends wish them a happy married
DIED - EVANSPassed to Spirit life from Ellensburgh on the 19th inst., Miss Dottie EVANS, aged twenty years. (The near relatives to mourn for their loved one are the parents, a brother, living in Idaho, and two sisters, the elder of whom,
Mrs. ROBBINS, was too ill to attend at her bedside, or to follow her remains to their last resting place. Lovely in person and character,
the news of her death will sadden many households.)
A NEW COAL SHAFTWork is about to begin on a new shaft at Roslyn. It will probably have three compartments and be provided with the strongest and best
machinery. The company has drilled down 580 feet and at that depth found the coal... This will necessitate the employment of a large force
of extra men and Roslyn should boom as soon as it is completed. No. 3 is now working 300 men and a lot of coal is being taken out there. The lower mines are also doing well. It is reported that a
fine vein of coal has been found about a mile above No. 3. If this turns out well, Roslyn will have to look out or a big town will spring
up around No. 3.
REMOVEDMore New Rooms Occupied by Merchants Gradually our businessmen are getting housed in new buildings. Nearly all the tents are now abandoned and they will soon be but a
remembrance. Among those who have recently fitted up in new quarters is E. L. WILLIS, who has opened a bazar in the Maxey Block, opposite
the City Hall. His store is 35x85 feet, and is well filled with toys, notions, crockery, glassware, household furnishing goods, etc. He is
well prepared for the large trade which he is enjoying. D. O. WOODWORTH has removed his drugstore from Pine Street into the Geddis block, where he has fitted up a store that is a credit to any
city. His fixtures are of antique oak, massive and handsome. Dr. PERRY has also moved his drugstore into the Geddis block and is fitting up in fine style. WELTY & BROWN now have a fine candy store in the Elmira block. PRIVETT & BOYD are now located in the Elmira block. Several others will move as soon as the finishing touches are put on the store rooms.
SUMMONSState of Washington, County of Kittitas. William REESE, plaintiff, vs. Jane REESE, defendant. To the above named defendant. In the name of the state of Washington you are hereby notified that William REESE, plaintiff, has filed a
complaint against you in the Superior Court... which comes on to be heard sixty days after the first publication of this summons, to wit:
Sixty days after the 26th day of November 1889... The object and prayer of said complaint is to obtain a decree of divorce from the bonds of
SUMMONSState of Washington, County of Kittias. Willard G. SLAWSON, Plaintiff, vs. Mary Van Blaricom SLAWSON. To the above named defendant. In the name of the state of Washington you are hereby notified that William G. SLAWSON, plaintiff, has filed
a complaint against you in the Superior Court... which comes on to be heard sixty days after the first publication of this summons, to wit:
Sixty days after the 28th day of November 1889 ... The object and prayer of said complaint is to obtain a decree declaring void and
annulling a certain marriage ceremony, celebrated between the parties hereto on or about the 10th day of October 1887, and also a divorce
from the bonds of matrimony now existing between said parties on account of defendant's fraud practice in obtaining the performance of the
same and there having been no consummation of said marriage ...
SUMMONSTerritory of Washington, County of Kittitas. Ellen PHILIPS, Plaintiff, vs. Jefferson PHILIPS, Defendant. To the above named defendant. In the name of the state of Washington you are hereby notified that Ellen PHILIPS, plaintiff, has filed a
complaint against you in the District court of the 4th Judicial District... which comes on to be heard sixty days after the first publication
of this summons, to wit: Sixty days after the 14th day of November 1889... The object and prayer of said complaint is to obtain a
dissolution of the bonds of Matrimony now existing ... and a divorce upon the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and because defendant
has been guilty of such indecency as renders life burdensome.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash., Nov. 21st, 1889. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made ... on January 11, 1890, viz. William GUNTHER, who made D. S. No. 1362 for the S 1/2 ne 1/4 and lots 1 and
2, Sec. 6, Tp. 19 N., R. 15E. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Herman SPEXARTH, Stephen SANDMEYER, Christian LICHTER, D. Peter LUNDBERG, all of Cle Elum, Washington.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash., Nov. ???, 1889. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made ... on December 21st, 1889, viz. William J. GRAY, of Wenatchee, W.T., who made Hd. No. ???, for the ne 1/4
Sec. ??, Tp. 22 N, R 2? East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
William K. SMITH, William H. BROWNLOW, Columbus C. RACKMAN, and Philip MILLER, of Wenatchee, W.T.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash., Nov. 1, 1889. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made ... on December 14, 1889, viz. John STRICKALL, of Teanaway, W. T., who made D. S. No. 1?? for the s 1/2
nw 1/4, sw 1/2, ne 1/4 and Lot 4, Sec ?, T 20 N, R ?? East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land, viz: D. H. V??MANS, Frank GRAHAM, Wesley R. WILCOX, and L. E. CURTIS, all of Teanaway, W.T.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONUnited States Land Office, North Yakima, Wash., Nov. 8, 1889. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim,
and that said proof will be made ... on December 23rd, 1889, viz. Edgar B. PEASE, Ellensburgh, W. T., who made Pre. D. S. ??? for the nw 1/4
nw 1/4, Sec ?3, in Tp. ? N, R. ?? East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said
land, viz: A. J. S????BY, P. RANDALL, J. M. PEASE, and George ENDS?EY, of Ellensburgh, W. T.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, Desert Land, Final ProofU. S. Land Office, North Yakima, W.T. Notice is hereby given that ??lam B. ??NERSON, of Ellensburgh, Kittitas County, Wash. Terr., has filed notice of intention to make proof
of his desert-land claim No. ?? for ?????? Range 19 East... He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land: H. J. ??????, ? ???LAND, T. W. SMITH, and ?????, all of Ellensburgh, W. T. (Note: too dark to read some words.)
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, Desert Land, Final ProofU. S. Land Office, North Yakima, W.T., October 25th, 1889 Notice is hereby given that Annie McLEOD of Ellensburgh, W. T., has filed notice of intention to make proof on her desert land claim
No. 1?8, for the ??? Sec. 2?, Tp. 17 N, R. 19 east, before John DAVIS, Judge and Ex-Officio Clerk of Probate Court, Kittitas Co., at
Ellensburgh, W. T., on Tuesday, the 10th day of December 1889. She names the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and
reclamation of said land: E. A. HALEY, W. C. MAXEY, George D. HOGUE, and Joe McLEOD, all of Ellensburgh, W. T.
SUMMONSTerritory of Washington, County of Kittitas. In Justice Court, J. T. ARMSTRONG, Justice. To Charles MAHLER: You are hereby notified that S. KLEINBERG and H. KLEINBURG, partners doing business under the firm name of KLEINBERG
Brothers, have filed a complaint against you ... which will come to be heard at my office in Ellensburgh ... on the 28th day of November
1889 ... The object and demand of said complaint is to recover the sum of $28.50 due for goods sold and delivered to the Defendant by the
Plaintiffs from the 4th day of May 1889 to the 27th day of May 1889...
SOME ADS FROM THIS ISSUEFor Sale - A two acre tract of rich land with house on it, close to the city. A bargain. Aply to L. A. VINCENT at the Capital office. Cranberries, Maple Syrup, Buckwheat Flour, Saratoga Chips, at FOGARTY's. Wet and Dry Goods, Cash Sale. All kinds twenty percent below market figures at HENTON's. Third & Water Sts. GASS & RAMSAY have selected recleaned astern Timothy Seed. For a fine stock of Saddles, Light Driving and Heavy Farm Harness, Whips, Robes, Etc. Chas. WINTERS, successor to W. J. COLEMAN and
Wm. J. PEED, Ellensburgh. MORGAN's Book Store is now permanently located in the Cadwell Block with the finest line of books, stationery, holiday goods, &c. in the
city. Miss Nettie ALLYN has removed her dressmaking parlors from the Lynch Block into the Bath Block, south side of Fourth street bet. Pearl
and Pine. Her old customers and the ladies generally, are invited to call and see her. Mrs. H. C. GREEN, teacher of Landscape, Flower painting and Decorative Art. Orders for Holiday work solicited. Residence, corner of
Fifth and Ruby Sts. ARMENT Bros. Doll Carriages. Plush Goods. Complete News Depot. Stationery. J. VAN DYK & ???. Dealers in Furniture, Crockery, & ???. Cadwell Block, on Third Street.
For the Okanogan Mining Region and Big Bend Country Until further notice stage connecting with the steamer City of Ellensburgh leaves Ellensburgh, every Monday morning at 5 o'clock.
Boat leaves Rock Island Landing at 5 a.m. every Teusday, arriving at Wenatchee at 9 a.m. Orondo at 11 a.m. Waterville at 1 p.m. (stage) Chelan at 4 p.m. Cassano at 10 a.m. Wednesday Ruby City at 6 p.m. Wednesday Conconnully at 8 p.m. Wednesday Returning stage leaves Conconully and Ruby City to connect with boat leaving Cassano at 5 a.m. every Monday.
Steamer stops at Chelan, Orondo and Wenatchie, arriving at Rock Island Landing at 11 a.m. same day,
and connecting with stage arriving in Ellensburgh in time for west-bound passenger train. For further particulars, rates, etc., apply to W. R. CANFIELD, Ellensburgh, or Thos. L. NIXON, Tacoma.