ELLENSBURGH LOCALIZER

July 12, 1890

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   Daniel GABY of Olympia, is in the city attending court.
   The late school census shows 646 children of school age.
   The city council is about to purchase Mr. SHOUDY's electrical plant.
   Mrs. Austin MIRES has been sick several weeks, but is now convalescing.
   Elmer GRIMES and his bride have settled down in Ellensburgh, their future home.  Who will be the next
benedict? The road over the mountain to the steamboat landing is in excellent condition and goods are going forward
to the mines in increased quantities. The boat is making two trips weekly and the river is in fine boating
condition. Don't let this chance to get a good home near town pass unimproved. A fine tract of land, platted in
20-acres blocks, convenient to good water for irrigation purposes, good fruit and vegetable land, clear of
rock. Terms easy and prices low. For sale by E. M. LATIMER. Z. R. OVERMAN, a religious crank, was taken before Probate Judge DAVIS last week, who adjudged him insane.
His weakness was on religion. He imagined he was one of the chosen of God and was invested with the power to
forgive sins. His own folks was afraid that he might make a sacrifice of some of them. His condition is a
pitable one. He is about 62 years old.

ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

Rev. Mr. MAXWELL reports a pleasant visit to the cities of the Sound last week. J. L. SMITH, of Pasco, was in town last week visiting his daughter, Mr. W. H. GARRAHAN. Mr. J. A. SIMMS, one of our tonsorial artists, left this week for Grays Harbor where he will open a shop. Thos. BARNHART, Geo. TAYLOR and Wm. LEWIS made final proof on their claims this week, before Judge DAVIS. Mrs. J. H. NEVILLE, now of Tacoma, is in the city visiting her former Walla Walla friends, Mrs. W. A.
WARING and Mrs. Martin SAUTTER. Mr. Robert PAINTER, a nephew of ye editor, left last Monday for his home in Walla Walla, after spending a
few days visiting friends and relatives in this city. Mrs. M. C. BRENT, wife of Capt. A. A. BRENT, of Parsons, Kansas, died of consumption July 7. Deceased was
the eldest sister of Rev. J. W. MAXWELL of this city. Geo. WEYGANDT, representing the Walla Walla nursery, who has been canvassing this valley in the interest
of his firm, the past two months, left last week for the Sound. Rev. John T. HOYE, of Girard, Kansas, prospective pastor of the Baptist church of this city, will preach...
next Sunday. Mrs. John OLDING has adopted the six year old boy of Mrs. Olive L. BRISTOL. He was given by his mother to
Mrs. OLDING to raise. It is a good thing that he has been taken charge of by a person who will give him a
good home. Daniel COBLE is preparing to make pressed brick at his Nelson Siding yard. The clay is of excellent
quality at the said yard... The old ties on the main track at the depot are being taken up and new ones laid. These are the first ties
that were laid and some are pretty well rotted. A fir tie is perhaps good for about four years, and pine
will not last to exceed three years at most. There was no celebration here on the 4th, but there was quite a throng at the race track. There was no
firing of crackers on the streets inside the corporation, and the small boy was at a loss to understand why
his liberties were curtailed in that way on the glorious Fourth. But last year's fire told a lesson that our
people will not soon forget. At the annual meeting of the Sunday School board of the Methodist Episcopal church, of this city, the
following named officers were elected to serve for one year: Dr. O. J. CROUP, superintendent; Rev. M. BIRD
and Mrs. Lou SMITH, assistants; Miss Lilly SHOUDY, secretary; Mr. Roy ALSIP, assistant; Mrs. MAXWELL, treasurer;
Mr. Claud M. MORRIS, librarian; Miss Lizzie WELLER, assistant; Miss Laura SHOUDY, organist; Miss Ruby FROST,
assistant; Mr. John PARROTT, chorister. Teachers, Mr. D. G. C. BAKER, Mr. M. BIRD, Mr. J. A. PAYTON,
Rev. J. W. MAXWELL, Mrs. E. J. MAXWELL, Miss Ruby FROST, Miss Maud STERLING, Miss Laura BIRD, Mrs. Jeannett
REINEY, Mrs. C. HENTON, Mrs. Lou SMITH, Mrs. A. C. STEINMAN and Miss Minnie MADDUX. Hay began cutting on the SMITH ranch Monday. Three mowers were started and the fourth was to have started
Tuesday, had not rain interfered... There was forwarded some six tons of oats, ground feed, provisions, tools,
etc. to the SMITH ranch on Tuesday. A portion of these supplies are intended for the ranch in Okanogan county. John A. SHOUDY has been on the Sound for several days this week. A. J. SPLAWN of North Yakima, registered at the Horton last Tuesday. Mr. C. I. HELM, who was injured in the wreck near Fargo, N. D., arrived home Wednesday night. Mr. Wm. KLEINBERG of Whatcom, who has been doing the city the past week, left for his home last Wednesday. Geo. B. MARKLE of Portland, President of the Ellensburgh National Bank, has been visiting our city during
the past week. John V. MOFFITT, who built the Horton house of this city, arrived here last Wednesday from Topeka, Kansas.
He was accompanied by Mr. B. MURRAY, a prominent hotel man of Canon City, Colorado. James E. FERRELL has gone east to purchase stock for the harness and saddle shop soon to be opened here by
himself and brother. J. E. will visit relatives and friends at Stillwater, Minn., before he returns. It has been industriously circulated in the newspapers that a recount (note: census) has been asked for in
this city. It is not so, the enumerator, Mr. J. J. IMBRIE, only asked for more time in which to finish it,
as the time was too short in which to complete the task. It has been granted. J. R. WINSTON, of this city, was up on the Swauk last week prospecting for placer mines. He took a claim
and after digging some on it washed out a pan of dirt, from which he obtained some twenty colors. It is a
pretty well established opinion that the Swauk country has not been to any extent prospected. Every year new
discoveries are made and the claims worked are getting better. ...Persons can now go all the way through to Tacoma by daylight by leaving here at 4:15 in the morning. On July 7th, a heavy wind storm occurred near Fargo, North Dakota, that blew the N.P. passenger train
No. 1, from the track. Among the list of injured we noticed the name of one of Ellensburgh's most prominent
citizens, Mr. C. I. HELM, who had one knee hurt and was otherwise shaken up... E. A. WILLIS recently received a white bronze monument to be placed over the grave of B. B. MUNDAY in Odd
Fellow's Cemetery. The monument was ordered by John SCOTT, contractor. The deceased was working for SCOTT
when he died... S. G. MOZINGO came down from Ruby last week. He informed our reporter that the claims of Billy MOORE,
some 6 miles northeast of Conconully, the Union and Old Sonoma, in the lime belt, is very rich and the pay
streaks will average 603 ounces to the ton. Mr. MOZINGO has an adjoining claim which he says is equally rich... The superior Court, Judge W. H. UPTON, presiding, has been in session last week and this. The case before
the court is GEDDIS and GRAY vs. others, wherein the rights of all parties using the water of the Menastash
for irrigation purposes is concerned. There are a great many witnesses in attendance... It may take several
years to reach a final decision.

NOB HILL IMPROVEMENTS

The improvements on Nob Hill have been going on with renewed energy. John NASH's spacious residence on
the corner of Seventh and Main has a substantial look. It is two stories including the brick basement, but
is not yet completed. Geo. ELLIOTT's fancy residence on the corner of Eighth and Ruby, though not so large,
presents a fine appearance and is of modern architecture. Work has been renewed on the large dwelling of
S. R. GEDDIS on the corner of Seventh and Pine. The foundation for the new brick school house is being
prepared and materials for the superstructure are being placed on the ground. The Masonic Temple has the
second story nearly up. It is quite a good sized building, being 55 by 100 feet with two business rooms in
the lower story.

ADVERTISED LETTERS

The following letters remain uncalled for in the Ellensburgh postoffice the week ending July 5, 1890...
T. G. McDOWELL, Postmaster. ABEY, Ben KRENKA, William ANDERSON, George KERBY, James BOWMAN, Lewis KIRK, S. C. CLINESMITH MASON, James CARTER, F. J. MEDDOUS, Perry A. CUMBO, W. F. MILLER, W. M. DAVIS, Miss Maria MOORE, J. E. DEAN, Ed PEARSON, W. W. DICKENSON, B. A. RANNIGER, Mrs F. DOROHO, John J. RISCE, R. S. ERWIN, Jim SNYDER, S. A. GRISING, Henry SMITH, R. HANSON, Miss Z. TAYLOR, Miss Ella HASHELL, Rev. F. S. WRATON, D. H. HAWARD, Dennis WEINBURGH, J. HUBBARD, Albert WRIGHT, A. W. JENES, Mrs. M. J. McLAUGHLIN, Chas.

AT THE RACE TRACK

The races on the 4th were the only amusement afforded the people of Ellensburgh. Quite a number went out
to witness the sport. The first race of 1/4 mile was won by Dandy, two heats, 1st in 23 seconds, 2nd in
24 seconds. The next was a one mile trotting race which was won by D. O. WOODWORTH's George, two heats, 3:15
and 3:12. In the 3-minute class, FAUNCE's stallion Frank won in three straight heats, time 3:01, 3:00, and
3:02. Will WALLACE won the foot race, 100 years in 11 seconds. The cowboy race was won by Harvey McEWAN's
horse. Henry STONE was the manager of the races and is said to be an excellent trainer and driver.

LOCAL ITEMS

"Jersey Billy" and the "Kansas City Kid" are in the Yakima jail, committed in default of a $3,000 bail. Thos. DOAK of Wenatchee was badly hurt last week by getting entangled in the propelling power of the ferry
boat he was running. C. J. LOVEJOY of Ruby passed through the city this week on his way to purchase supplies for the Fourth of
July mining company. Mr. Harvey OLIVER will leave next Monday for Ashland, Oregon. We are sorry to lose Harvey as he is a
young man of excellent character. Mr. W. R. ABRAMS has gone to Ilwaco, where, with the children, she will remain during the heated term.
Mr. ABRAMS accompanied them as far as Portland. A "scrapping match" occurred last Tuesday in which a man of law was worsted by a young drug clerk. The
affray was caused by the presentation of a bill by the druggist.

MAN SHOT AT DOUGLAS

Last night a barkeeper named CONNOLLY was shot in Douglas City by James LALLY. Two 32 calibre bullets
took effect in CONNOLLY's body, one in the left side, above the hip, and the other in the left forearm.
Dr. FAULKNER was called and extracted the one in the side. It appears that a row occurred over the location
of an ice cream stand which LALLY had established in the rear of a saloon during the progress of a dance.
LALLY has not yet been arrested.

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, Land Office at North Yakima, Wash., June 28, 1890

Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final
proof in support of his claim... at Ellensburgh, Wash., on August 25th, 1890, viz. Edward HINMAN, who made
Homestead Entry No. 350 for the se 1/4 sec 6, tp 23 n, r 19 east. He names the following witnesses..., viz.
Dennis STRONG, D. S. FANAR, Squire STUART, and J. F. WOODRING, all of Mission City, Wash.

DISSOLUTION NOTICE, Ellensburgh, Wash., June 21, 1890

The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Stewert & Wilkins is this 21st day of June, 1890,
dissolved by mutual consent, H. H. WILKINS, retiring. C. H. STEWART will still continue the business and
collect all notes and accounts due said firm and pay all bills of old firm.

ESTRAY NOTICE

A sorrel mare came to my place last fall... The owner will please prove property, pay charges and take her
away. E. A. GRUNDEN

ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Estate of S. C. Jones, Deceased Notice is hereby given by the undersigned administrator of the estate of S. C. JONES, deceased, to the
creditors and all persons having claims against the said deceased to present them ... to the undersigned...
at his residence in Roslyn,... Dated June 18, 1890. Wm. GRIFFITH

NOTICE to T. J. V. CLARK and J. D. McDANIEL

You will please take notice that your preportion of the ?????? work and expenditures have been done by me
for the year 1889, upon what is known as the "Mammoth Lode" claim, in which you have been heretofore held an
interest with myself, in the Cle-elum Mining District, Kittitas County... and if you, or either of you, fail
or refuse to pay your preportion of said expenditures on or before the expiration of Ninety Days from the first
publication of this notice, you interests in said mining claim will be forfeited and revert to me, as provided
by law. This May 15, 1890. First publication May 24, 1890. James GRIEVE

END OF VOLUME VII

This issue completes the seventh volume of The Localizer, the pioneer paper of Ellensburgh and Kittitas
county. In the space of seven years many changes have occurred in our surroundings and the village of 100
souls has grown into a city of near 5,000 people. The business of the village was, in that early day, quite
limited -- there then being but two merchandise stores besides the village drug store, which was kept in the
postoffice, Chas B. REED being the "Nasby" of the same, as well as the druggist. Today there are in the city
twenty-five dry goods and grocery stores, two hotels, and 20 restaurants and boarding houses, three drug stores,
and many fruit and candy stores and several agricultural implement houses. The principal growth of the city
has been made the last three or four years. Its growth was greatly accelerated by the advent and completion
of the railroad. We have witnessed the introduction of water and electric lights in the last two years.
Within the last year the growth of the city has been remarkable, nothwithstanding that most of the business
portion was burned in July last year. The buildings now in course of construction are large and constructed
of brick...

OTHER NEWS FROM THE REGION

A Waterville man is putting in a flouring mill to be run by the same power that drives the sawmill. He is
expected to have it in readiness to grind the new crop in that vicinity. Major B. B. GLASCOCK of Sprague has ordered a combined harvester and thresher which will be used in harvesting
his 1150 acres of grain .. It is the first one of the kind brought to this state. A short time ago lightning struck a saloon in Colville and caused a free flow of beer.

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