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Yakima City, Yakima County, Washington Territory

February 18, 1882

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Mrs. Isadore THURSTON, wife of D. R. THURSTON, residing in Kittitas Valley, was on Tuesday last
brought before the Probate Judge on complaint of her husband of being insane. After examination
by Drs. DONNELL and TAFT she was adjudged insane and ordered to the Insane Asylum at Steilacoom.


John and David LYEN have ceased work on their supposed quartz ledge in the Cook Canyon. It
appears they were the victims of a villainous sell. ... Since that, the LYEN boys have taken up
ranches on the Columbia river some four or five miles above the Priests Rapids.


The demand in Kittitas for wheat is limited. The few sales made rule at 40 cts per bushel.
TJOSSEM has several thousand bushels stored at his mill, for which he paid 40 cts. The people
there take a lively interest in the building of a warehouse at Priests Rapids, and doing a
large amount of hauling of lumber to further the project. The hauling is being done without
fee or reward or hope of the same. The lumber is sledded out to the Hansen canyon and from
there W. A. BULL carts it to the Rapids; three teams of the latter are thus engaged.


At the installation of the officers of the Ellensburg Lodge No. 20, I. O. O. F, for the ensuing
term, Feb. 4th, 1882, the following named officers were duly installed by J. M. STOUT, D. D. G. M.
of District No. 11, of Washington, Installing officer: M. BECKER, N. G.; John GOODWIN, V. G.;
J. A. SHOUDY, R. Sec; W. A. STEPHENS, P. Sec.; J. H. BURCH, Treasurer; Thos. HALEY, Warden;
J. DIX, Conductor; R. P. TJOSSEM, R. S. S.; G. W. ELLIOTT, L. S. S.; J. B. PRESSY, R. S. H.G.;
J. B. REGO, L. S. N. G; L. C. WYNEGAR, R. S. V. G.; J. J. SUVER, L. S. V. G; J. DURR, O. S. G.;
W. A. BULL, I. S. G. This lodge was instututed April 9th, 1881, with six charter members, and
has now a membership of 31 - a very remarkable growth.


Notice is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the SCHAFER Gold
& Silver Mining Company will be hald on the third Monday of February, 1882, at the office of
the said company, in Ellensburg, Yakima County, W. T....

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