(The Yakima Record copies were taken from microfilm which is very hard to read, too light
and/or too dark), therefore there may be articles which were missed by the transcriber.)
PERSONALGeo. H. SMITH, Jr. of Kittitas Valley, called upon us on Tuesday last. The young man goes to Portland where he intends to profit by
a course of instruction in White's Business College.
MARRIEDAt the City Hotel, in this city, Dec. 10th, by Rev. R. BARRETT, Henry TONER to Miss Katinka COLEMAN, all of Kittitas Valley.
KITTITAS VALLEY NOTESOur correspondent, "Mac", writing under date of the 14th inst., says, Quiet times here of late. The cold snap brought on by the ????erly winds housed us up and a warm fire became very companionable. In
consequence, the dissemination of neighborhood news was slightly suspended while the sovereigns of this part of the National Union remained
within the walls of their castles. But a change sometimes ?oines out the spirit of our dreams, and so it was. Just as it got to be close picking for stock because of a
depth of snow of six inches, and every one had settled down to the prophecy of hard winter, the icy embrace of Jack Frost began to relax his
grip, one could venture out to haul wood ???? gaze ??? ??? wander its way from the west, the thawing rain accompanied it and came down in
the beauty of its old time patter, and resolved itself into that form in which Mother Earth disposes of it. Business goes on apace. Our merchants sell lots of goods. Our expansive and endless forest is receding before the advance of the
woodman, tie-maker and logger. Our stock men are not complaining, the farmer clings to the idea of a brighter prospect in the future, and
the hog-raiser who now has plenty of pork on land is happy. This constitutes in our optics a part of the good things here and we further
say that we do not know of anything in this locality bad or discouraging you might chronicle. A considerable force of tie-makers has gone into the mountains and more are to follow. A few strangers from Walla-Walla, and a number
of tie-drivers have come back. The Northern Pacific surveyors are busily at work. It is reported that another pass 200 feet lower than the Sheets' Pass has been
found. The snow storms have greatly obstructed them in their work, and they have had to keep the pack train running between the various
camps all the time to keep the trail broke. The pack train consists of about forty animals, and the company has a large quantity of grain
and hay in the mountains for feed. They have about all the supplies they may need, and have stored their provisions in a house built for
the purpose. A grand ball is to take place at Ellensburg Christmas eve in SHOUDY's Hall. Basket supper, everybody invited, admission free,
and no ball tickets. Ellensburgh folks furnish the music and SHOUDY the hall and lights. Such is the program as I heard it. The citizens of Sparta School District recently organized a literary and debating society, and on Saturday evening last the first
question debated was, Resolved, That success of the principles of the National Greenback party would inure to our national prosperity. It
was an interesting occasion, and was listed to attentively by a large audience. Affirmative side - A. L. McCARREL. Negative
- J. P. SHARP, C. O. McCARREL and E. AURUD. Affirmative side won. The society meets every Saturday evening. Sheep men report some losses in their flocks brought in this fall. The sheep were run down by hard driving and had ?? ???ttunity since
re??niting. J. M. STOUT has rented the grist mill of J. D. DANNTION. River booming. Ground barely covered with snow.
NOTICE OF PROOFU. S. Land Office, Yakima, W. T., December 14th, 1880 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice for his intention to make final proof in support of his claim,
and secure final entry thereof at this office January 23, 1881, viz: Patrick DESMOND, D. S. No. 3188, for the sw 1/4 of sw 1/4, section 12, township 17 north, range 18 east, and names the following as his
witnesses, viz. Benjamin A. FRISHIP, Thomas O. STEPP, Frederick LUDI, and Fenton McDONALD all of Ellensburgh, W. T.
NOTICE OF PROOFU. S. Land Office, Yakima, W. T., December 1, 1880 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice for his intention to make final proof in support of his
claim, and secure final entry thereof at this office January 12, 1881, viz: John T. GREENWOOD, homestead entry No. 109?, for the sw 1/4 of section 8, township 17 north, range 19 east, and names the
following as his witnesses, viz. George W. CARVER, George GILLESPIE, Samuel OLMSTEAD, and Jas. BRANSTEDDER, all of Ellensburgh, W. T.
NOTICE OF CONTESTU. S. Land Office, Yakima, W. T., Nov 24, 1880 Complaint having been entered at this Office by Joseph BARTHOLET against Alfred W. LACHAPELLE for non-residence upon his
Homestead entry No. 218, Walla Walla series, dated Oct. 14th, 1873, upon lots 3 and 4 of section 17, and nos. 1, 2 and 3 of section 20,
township 12 north, range 19 east in Yakima County, W. T. with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned
to appear at this Office on the 10th day of January, 1881, at 10 o'clock a. m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged