ELLENSBURG LOCALIZER

Saturday, March 14, 1891


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   S. M. GRAEF has returned from a visit to Tacoma.
   Senator E. T. WILSON returned home Tuesday from Olympia.
   Representative READY and wife returned from Olympia last week.
   Eugene STAHL returned from Wenatchee on Monday, where he has been looking after his interest there.
   I. T. KEENE, who has been taking an enumeration of the Indians of the Colville reservation, arrived here Tuesday.
   TJOSSEM & Son have two ice houses filled with ice ten to twelve inches thick.  They have about 3000 tons in each.
   T. L. NIXON, Esq., we are pleased to learn, has nearly regained his former health.  
   Mr. J. T. McMASTERS and J. THOMPSON started East last Tuesday; the former to visit friends in Springfield, Ill., and the latter goes to
Cedar Falls, Iowa. S. T. PACKWOOD, wife and two youngest children have in contemplation an extended visit to the Atlantic and southern states, and will be
gone six months. Will leave in a few days. Frank McCANDLESS left last Monday for Portland for treatment for his eyes, which have been troubling him for some time. We hope to
chronicle his speedy return, completely cured of his affliction. W. J. CLARKE left on Saturday's train for Walla Walla, where he has accepted the position of city editor of the Daily Union. A mill test on 100 pounds of ore taken from the Gold Leaf mine on the Swauk, and owned by Geo. W. SEATON, was recently made at Butte
City, Montana, which gave a result of $294 per ton. J. M. READY, one of our representatives, returned this week from the place where they make and unmake laws. Mr. READY has done well for
a beginner. He is a wiser man from having been there. He got the most of his bills through, and deserves credit for his energy and tact. Saturday night about 8 o'clock, a slight shock of earthquake was felt at this place. Only one shock occurred that this deponent felt.
It was enough to jar the windows of the writers bedroom. This is the second quake that has occurred here in the last 19 years. The first
was in the winter of 1872-73. An examination has been held this week of all railroad trainmen, the examining board consisting of Conductor BUCKLEY and Engineers
WISHARD and CLYMER... Charles HELM had five more fine horses arrive from the East this week. They are a fine lot ... Early Thursday morning, before 8 o'clock, two tramps struck us for a quarter each to get them a meal... The city is badly over-run with
this class of people ... List of jurors for March term Superior Court: Geo. B. COOKE, B. W. LEWIS, Chas. EADEN, P. WALKER, Jasper EVANS, F. McDONALD, John AMLIN,
Geo. B. BLAND, James T. HAYNES, John VOICE, Jacob CLEMMANS, L. E. HIGLEY, B. C. RICHARDSON, Wm. HOGUE, F. D. SCHNEBLY, Wm. DODDINGTON,
O. PETERSON, G. S. PRIEST, E. B. WATERBURY, T. M. GORDON, M. E. KENNEDY, Thomas HALEY, J. B. RANDALL, John MANNING. Mrs. Dr. DAVIS and daughter were down from Roslyn visiting friends this week. Will CRIPPEN is the proud possessor of an eagle, captured by some Indians and intends making a "pet" of him. It measures 5 feet 6 inches
from tip to tip, and its penchant for raw meat would make a young beef tremble. Work is in progress at Priest rapids, which is to improve them so that boats can ascend and descend them. Mr. JOHNSON carries the mail
from Ellensburgh to the rapids for the men employed there. Cy SMITH is the contractor for the work. George ELLIOTT is remodeling and improving the old LATIMER house on the corner of Fourth and Pearl streets. The windows are being
enlarged and doors are being put in some places in place of windows. The house is receiving a general over-hauling. Col E. N. PIKE, of Goldendale, arrived here last Friday for the purpose of inspecting Co. A, N. G. W. The company appeared in full dress
uniform, and went through the inspection in good shape... An exciting time was had on the east bound passenger train last Sunday shortly after leaving Cle Elum, in which a colored waiter of the
dining car and a silver water pitcher, two conductors and a brakeman and a revolver were the principal actors. The waiter became noisy and
insulted several of the passengers, when dining car Conductor FLETCHER, remonstrated with him, and this having no effect discharged him.
The negro becoming enraged, seized a silver water pitcher and struck the conductor over the head, inflicting several scalp wounds. Train
Conductor CAMERON, coming into the car to quiet matters, received a heavy blow on the back of head with the pitcher which dazed him, and
made a severe cut. When the train stopped at Thorpe, the waiter jumped from the train and started to run. Brakesman DOWNING ordered him to
stop, but to no avail; DOWNING then fired, the bullet grazing the man's ear, and laying open the bone for several inches on the side of the
head. The man fell from the force of the bullet and was seized by the trainmen and bound hand and foot, and brought on to this city. An
examination was held before Justice BOYLE on Monday, and the negro was bound over to appear before the Superior Court. The waiter, whose
name is J. CONSTANTINE, charged Brakesman DOWNING with assault of a deadly weapon, but DOWNING was discharged.

BORN

- To the wife of W. J. DYER, March 6th, a son.

DIED:

March 5th, at the residence of John NEWMAN, in West Kittitas, of membranous croup, Carl B. STOWELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer STOWELL,
aged 2 years and 8 months - residents of Waterville. The sorely afflicted parents were on a visit to friends when the sad event occurred.
The funeral sermon was preached Sunday, March 8th, at the Rockwood school house, by Rev. R. J. HAUN, from St. Math. 18.2-3, to a large
congregation of sympathizing friends. I take these little lambs, said he, and lay them in my heart; Protection in me they shall find; In me be ever blest. Waterville and Yakima papers, please copy. -- R. J. HAUN

SCHOOL REPORT

Report of the Ellensburgh public schools for the month ending March 6, 1891, 5th month: Total enrollment, 277; no. belonging, 254; average attendance, 226; percent of attendance, 89; no. not tardy, 190; no. not absent, 80. By Grades (Names of Teachers): Miss Minnie LIVESAY, 1st grade, 75 enrolled, 73 belonging, 60 avg. attendance; 82 percent attendance; 54 not tardy; 20 not absent. Miss Julia LEWIS, 2nd grade, 61 enrolled, 50.7 belonging, 44.6 avg. attendance; 88 percent attendance; 48 not tardy; 9 not absent. Miss Maude STERLING, 3rd grade, 43 enrolled, 38 belonging, 35 avg. attendance; 92 percent attendance; 29 not tardy; 16 not absent. Miss Maude STERLING, 4th grade, 19 enrolled, 18 belonging, 16 avg. attendance; 89 percent attendance; 7 not tardy; 5 not absent. Miss Jennie CRAWFORD, 5th grade, 18 enrolled, 18 belonging, 16 avg. attendance; 89 percent attendance; 13 not tardy; 3 not absent. Miss Jennie CRAWFORD, 6th grade, 31 enrolled, 29 belonging, 28 avg. attendance; 97 percent attendance; 19 not tardy; 13 not absent. Mrs. Lyda CRISSMAN, 7th grade, 16 enrolled, 14 belonging, 13.6 avg. attendance; 97.3 percent attendance; 11 not tardy; 7 not absent. Mrs. Lyda CRISSMAN, 8th grade, 14 enrolled 13.7 belonging, 12.8 avg. attendance; 97 percent attendance; 9 not tardy; 8 not absent. The first written examinations were held at the end of this month in all the grammar grades, and the scholarship made to depend chiefly
upon that... Visitors during the month, not counting those on special occasion, were Mrs. A. LEWIS, Miss Ester LEWIS, Miss Ida CHARLTON and Miss Lydia
CHARLTON, of Ellensburgh, and Mrs. C. B. BEED, of Wenatchee. J. H. MORGAN, Superintendent

TIMBER LAND NOTICE

United States Land Office, North Yakima, Washington February 2d, 1891 Notice is hereby given that, in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of
timber lands in the States of California, oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, Alex SMITH of Tacoma, county of Pierce, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office, his sworn statement for the purchase of
the ne 1/4 ne 1/4 Sec 14, and the w 1/2 sw 1/4 and se 1/4 sw 1/4 of sec. No. 12, in township No. 20 north, range No. 16 east, and will offer
proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to
said land before the Register and Receiver of this office at North Yakima, Washington, Wednesday, the 15th day of April, 1891. He names as witnesses: George PLUNT, of Roslyn; John FOSTER, of Roslyn; John MICHELS, of Cle-Elum; and J. B. TISSIER, of Roslyn. Any and
all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 15th day of
April, 1891.

TIMBER LAND NOTICE

United States Land Office, North Yakima, Washington February 2d, 1891 Notice is hereby given that, in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of
timber lands in the States of California, oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, Dewitt C. BACON, of Cle Elum, county of Kittitas, State of Washington, has this day filed in this office, his sworn statement for the
purchase of the s 1/2 se 1/4 and s 1/2 sw 1/4 of section No. 20, in township No. 20 n, range No. 16 e, and will offer proof to show that the
land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before the
Register and Receiver of this office at North Yakima, Washington, on Thursday, the 14th day of May,1891. He names as witnesses: Hiram L. WALLACE, of Cle Elum, Wash.; George S. PRIEST, of Cle Elum, Wash.; F. M. COX, of Cle Elum, Wash.;
Wm. P. TWOMEY, of Prosser, Wash. Any and all persons claiming adversely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 14th day of May 1891.

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