Centralia News Examiner, January 15, 1909

Centralia News Examiner

January 15, 1909

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Centralia News-Examiner, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1909, Centralia, Washington CENTRALIA THE CENTRALIA NEWS AND THE CHEHALIS EXAMINER CONSOLIDATED JULY i, 1901. CENTRALIA, WASHINGTON, JANUAHY 15, 1'JOU. No. 15 V NEY'SIPOBT 'If. U, E, Haiom Gives De- of the Work of YEAR HAS BEEN A BUSY OHE Sidy-One Cases Handled and Many Conations Secured--0ne Ver- dict of .Murder in the First De- gree Upheld In'Supreme Court County, Attorney Harmon has f In- iBhed report of the year's busi- ness of his and has submitted same to the governor. The report Is a creditable one, and It Is doubtful If any Lewis county prosecuting at- torney has finished his .term with a better report than has Mr. Harmon. Sixty-one cases have been handled by Mr. Harmon as county attorney, and this does not include a lot of cases In the justice's court nor large number of cases which had be investigated, whether or not tlon was taken in them. About thirty-one convictions were secured by Mr. Harmon, representing the courify, and several cases! were dismissed, others pleading guilty and paying their fines. The report is an interesting one, and is as follows: ChehaHs, Wash., Dec. 31. Hon. Albert E. Mead, Governor, Olympia, Washington. Sir-- I beg leave .to submit here- with my report of the business handled, through the office of prose- cuting attorney In and for Lewis county, Washington, for the year ending December 31, 1908. State of Washington vs. Frank O. Brldgham, charge of murder in first degree, found guilty as charged, appealed to supreme court, affirmed. State vs. Crede Hunt, petit larceny, sent to state training school. State vs. H. A. Callison, seduction, prosecuting witness married, dismiss- ed. State vs. H: C. Troth, violation of Sunday law, sentence and fine. State vs. John Nugent and W. T. Nugent, perjury, not guilty. State vs. Ray Wllcox and S. R. Wheatley, attempt to commit grand g sentenced to penitentiary. 4, S'te vs.. same parties, petty lar- ?L Wyatt, adultery fat to penitentiary. Patton, adultery, case; defendant IE her issed. assault weapon.. This case was Iconnected with another charge; upon fine being Imposed In justice court, case dlsmlsed In superior court. State of Washington vs. W. J. Sullivan and Joseph Williams, burg- guilty, sentenced to peniten- tiary. State vs. Harry Smith and John Miller, burglary, guilty, sentenced to penitentiary. State vs. H. C. Allison, assault with deadly weapon, plea accepted simple assault, sentenced to county Jail. sentenced to U. S. penitentiary. State vs. Frank Wilson, burglary, dismissed. State ex rel. Thomas Brown vs. Edward Deggeller, habeas corpus, pending. State vs. W. 0. Hemlow, obtaining money under false pretenses, Insuf- ficient evidence to convict, dismissed. State vs. Abel Pease and Arthur Abel Pease found guilty of assault, sentenced to county Jail; Arthur Pease, fugitive, left the state. State vs. Frank Wilson, larceny, sentenced to county Jail. State vs. Fred Insley, asault with deadly weapon, not guilty. State vs. J. P.Short and Charles Short, insufficient evidence, dlsmts- ed. State vs. Richard Meyers, petit lar- ceny, sentenced to county Jail. State vs. W. D. Nelson, forgery, sentenced to penitentiary. State vs. Robert Stack, minor, bur- plea to petit larceny, fine "and costs paid. State vs. Henry Stedham, non-sup- port of family, bond for support given. State vs. Steven Kennedy, William Lucas and John Prater, attempt to commit robbery, prosecuting witness left the state, dismissed. State vs. J. R. Rush, keeping open saloon on Sunday, fines and costs paid. State vs. Peter Hamberry, burg- lary, guilty, sentenced to peniten- tiary. State vs. Edward Deggeller, sheriff, on relation of H. E. Randall, habeas cprpus, writ granted. State vs. Charlie Pe Ell, assault with intent to do bodily harm, guilty assault and battery, fine and costs. State vs. Howard Fillmore, wife pending. State vs. Thomas Nolan, assaul! and battery, guilty, fine and costs. State vs. Harry Mauk, petit lar- ceny, guilty, fine and costs. State vs. John Shields, grand lar- ceny, sentenced to county Jail. Stae vs. Osbert Ramsey, incorrig- ibility, sent to training school. State vs. William Reno, assault with a deadly weapon, guilty, sen- tenced .to penitentiary. State vs. Harry D. Miller, petit ADVERTISERS, NOTICE Which Paper in Centralia Has the Larg- er Circulation, The News-Examiner or the Daily Chronicle? The proprietors of The News-Ex- have free access to the printing es- nuiriber of subscribers for the Ins amlner make the following offer: tahlishments of both papers; they two months, and the report of the ex The News-Examiner and the Daily" shall have free access to all books amiuers must show the date on which Chronicle shall, on the same (lay, pertaining to subscriptions; they each present subscription expires publish a full list of their respective may examine the carrier boys, and. The full report must be published in paying city subscribers. The lists in fact, make every inquiry and use shall verified by three business any means in order to ascertain the both papers. The paper having the smaller city Centralia; one chosen by.bona fides of each subscription list, circulation shall pay to some worthy each paper and the third by the In addition to verifying the published charity the sum of first two. These gentlemen shall lists, they must include the average ADDITIONAL It will be readily seen1 that if the charity. R. F. D. route, and Including Buco- foregoing proposition is accepted, 1'he proprietors of The News-Ex- da, Teniuo, Grand Mound and Roches amiuer extend the above offer in con- ter, which are not in this county, aud nectiou with the R. P. D. route of should the list of such subscribers the exact number of bona fide pay- Ing subscribers to each paper be ascertained and given publicity, j subscribers, aud should the list of to The News-Examiner fall short of and the' exact proportion of one sub- such subscribers to The News-Exam- being twice as large as that of the scription list to the other will also. inert fall short of being twice as Chronicle, the proprietors of The large as that of the Chronicle, the will present an ad- be exactly ascertained. Should the city subscription list of The News-Examiner fall short of being twice as great as that of the proprietors of The News-Examiner ditlonal sum of ?25 to charity; pro- will give an additional sum of 525 i vided, that should the counly sub- to charity; provided, that should the; scription list of the Chronicle, out- SjaS. i dismii vv.v-toV Smith, a 8 w.th dudly weapon. This case State Oreen, grand lar- cenj-, plea -to petit larceny accepted, value of goods taken being less than State vs. Harry Smith and John Miller, burglary, dismissed. State vs. Harry Smith and John Miller, same parties. This was a series of offenses and when seutencec to penitentiary the later cases were dismissed. State vs. John Sullivan and Carl Sullivan, receiving and concealing stolen property, guilty, sent to pen- Itentlery., State vs. J. McDonald, Charles An- derson, Walter Hazelgren and Thom- Roberts, escaped from Jail and not found, dismissed. State vs. W. A. Ross and Alfred Dabroe, prize fighting, guilty, fined Jail sentence suspended. State vs. C. De Suan, drawing of checks on bank where he had no fundi or credit. Man Intoxicated at time; Upon, rot urn of money and colts of county paid, dismissed. State vs. Jos. Bornlor, extortion, to U. S. tried and! larceny, guilty, fine and costs. State vs. Oliver Turner and Law- rence Wall, robbery, guilty, sentenced to reformatory at Monroe. State vs. D. S. Oliphant, burglary, dismissed.. State vs.Walter Bellows, petit lar- ceny, guilty, fine and costs. State vs. John Prather, assault and battery, pending. State vs. John W. Reynolds., man State vs. George Stonebridg, Paul Svinth, William Isseltlne, Joe Barker, Milton Al Hobnecht, Joseph Stockman Ed Swanson, Herbert Johnston and N. Machlutire, plea of guilty, fine with costs. State vs. Thos. McGrnil and Miles McGrail, selling liquor on Sunday, In- sufficient evidence, dismissed. State vs. Robert Kuhn, burglary, verdict not guilty. State vs. George Wyatt, burglary, sentenced to penitentiary. State vs. David Wall, refusal to maintain family, bond entered for support and maintenance. State vs. Nick Weiser, assault with Intent to commit rape, guilty, sen- tenced to penitentiary. State vs. C. W. Wakefield, selling liquor on Sunday, guilty, fine wit': costs. State vs. Vernon T. McConnell, rr: fusal to support family, bond fo: maintenance given. State vs. Geo. M. Boyles, sellln to the city while mayor, gui> ty, fine with costs. State vs. Elizabeth Barber, tncor- rigibility; case is on probation; duct of girl satisfactory. State vs. Frank Brill, attempt to commit arson, pending. State vs. John Prater, resisting of- ficer, pending. There have been approximately twenty cases in Justice court that are not Included in the cases here- inbefore set forth. The number of divorce cases which the prosecuting attorney has appep.rsd on behalf of the state is twenty-one during the year 1908. The number of civil cases for thr year in which I have appeared on behalf of the county Is twelve. This Includes five tax cases known as the Chronicle, the proprietors of The j R. F. D. subscription list of the side of the city of Centralia and tbe News-Examiner will present the sum Chronicle fall short of being half as R. F. D. route, and including Bucoda, of to charity, in addition to the proposition made above; provided, tiat should the city subscription list of the Chronicle fall short of being half as large as that of The News-Examiner, the proprietors of the Chronicle will donate a like sum as that of The the proprietors of the Chronicle will give a like sum tocharity. The proprietors of The News-Examiner extend the above offer in connection with the county list of subscribers, outside of Centralia and Grand Mound and Rochester, fall short of being half as largo as that of Tho News-Examiner, the proprietors of the Chronicle will donate a like sum to charity. term of court held during the month of December. The civil COUNCIL had secured permission from all but one of the property owners in not yet finally determined are those Holds Short but Intc'res'tlug Session the that required a vast deal of time; on Tuesday Evening. saloon there. The question provok- In preparation and have been pressed The city council met in regular ses- ed considerable discussion, as rapidly as posible considering the sion on Tuesday evening with every and Mayor J. P. important legal questions involved.. member present Respectfully submitted, Gnerrier presiding. The meeting be- U. E. HARMON, gan promptly at and all busi- Prosecuting Attorney for ness was completed shortly after D Lewis County, o'clock. L. F. Doersch made a written np- BASKET BALL. plication to tho council to be an- _____ pointed plumbing inspector. Tlic Centralia Players Lose One Game and Win One. application was acted upon forthwith Hugh Nelson said that as long as then were to be saloons in the city he was in favor of granting licenses to reputable applicant. He said the city needed the license money. Mr. Tilley seemed to be of tlie same opinion at that time, but changes bis mind when he found that a pre- cedent had been established forbid- ding saloons on that side of the Av- and Mr. Doersch was formally an- enue. M. E. Kent, J. Chas. Watson pointed. He has hcon acting in Unit and S. C. Davis said that they be- The Centralia high school basket capacity ever since tho ordinance pro- lioved in keeping all saloons in one ball team defeated last Friday night by to 24. On Saturday night the j Tlle of city Treasurer 0. li. would tralia boys played Vancouver high school and held them down score of 13 to 13. The rules provide that in case of a tie score tho first team to make a point wins t; game, and Vancouver was the lue team, defeating the local boys by a Castle Rod viding for a plumbing inspector went locality as far as possible, and stat- i score of 31 effect. ed in no uncertain1 tones that the} never vote for a saloon 11- -Masou for the quarter ending Do- cense in that block. Stanley St'jw- cernber 31, 1908, was read to thr art and Walter Breen did not express council and ordered placed on an opinion. It does not seem prob- The report shows the total inrtelit- able that the council will grant the li- edncss of the city, including all of the improvements made during tiic- past two years, to lie on it In place of the wheels. A large number of old-fashioned "jump- ers" were hastily constructed and several sleigh enthusiasts bent pieces of gas pipe at both ends and fastened boxes on them. Ex-Mayor Miller heard of a chance to purchase a real Eastern "cutter" In Portland and sent his order In by telegram. His was really the finest turu-out in this vicinity. Sleigh bells were dug up from the bottoms of trunks and when the genuine article could not be secured cow bells were sub- stituted. Every afternoon and evening sleighing parties were formed and the local livery stables did a rush- Ing business. The livery stables were really the only business In- stitutions that did not suffer dur- ing the snow period. Every other line of business was paralyzed by the unnatural condition of affairs. Centralia being a level town there was no chance for coasting, except on Seminary hill. The boys solved substitute for this sport, howev- er. Every dray and delivery wagon and every farm wagon that passed along Tower Avenue during thi snow period had a string of sleds attached to the rear. Some of th boys got things down to a scien- tific system. They would hitch on a wagon at one end of the avenue and stay with it until they ;ot to the other end. Then they would hook on to the first wagoi: comlrtg back. Real Icicles were seen for thr first time in Centralia. Some of as long as seven or :hem were eight feet. On Monday snow plows were used to clear the sidewalks for the con- venience of pedestrians. CHORAL CLUB CONCERT. John Cunningham. Bun. (ter on Saturday Highland'' Fatally Injured REGAINED COHSCIOUSHESS Unfoitaate Man Evidently Mistakes Railroad Trad for km Arc- em In Blinding Snow Storm --Horse is Instantly Last Saturday evening at about o'clock John Cunningham was fatally injured by a train running o a sleigh he was driving along track. The train was the stub -hat runs to Chehalis, and the en- ;ine was backing down. The engine struck the horse and threw it some distance, killing it instantly. Cun- lingham was thrown out of the sleigh and was struck on the head, his skull being crushed. He was taken o the hospital but died shortly af- .er nine o'clock Sunday evening, nev- er having regained consciousness. John Cunningham was driving to- ward Centralia on the Chehalis road and of turning up Tow- Prof. H. C. Miller's Farewell Appear- ance In Centralia. The concert given by the Centralia ihoral Club last Saturday evening at he Methodist church was a treat of he highest order. There was a fair attendance, the bad weather causing many to stay away who wou'd other- wle have baen present. Those who blocks ne drove alongside the braved the storm were well repai. track; taen he sot one runner of er Avenue he mistook the track for :he avenue. At the time there was a, blinding snow storm. For a couple cense should it be applied for. Judg- ing from applications that came to fo.-mer councils for saloon li- various parts of the tee, recommended that the clerk draw j where none at present exist a warrant In the sum of on the vigorous protests that were n and score of 15 to 13. The Centralia boys M. B_ Kcntj ot Ulc finance commit-! censes had been training hard and were in excellent condition for the game. Probably the two games in succession the current expense fund to pay for against them, it is highly probable were a little too hard on the team, the city's share of the expense cf.tliat the present council would brii being the first games of the season. the street improvement in Local li a veritable hornet's nest about its This (Friday) evening Centralin urovemcnt District No. 8. By th will play the Olympia high school nt provisions of tbe ordinance the ch the gymnasium just south of thc pays for thfe crossings and "aprons" j ears were it to grant the present i plication. Tuesday evening was the time sci Cases." These cases are pending and are In the hands of the court awaiting decision on the mo- tions and demurrer Interposed. The case of Rltter vs. Lewis county was damage case in which the county was sued for The verdict against the county was There have been many cases brought to the attention of this of- fice that were Investigated and no warrants Issued, approximately flftj during tho year. One not familiar with the routine of the office can scarcely realize how much time and attention must be given to this class high school in this city. It will cor-j jn the improvement district. T! i for hearing protests against the ac; tatnly be one of the fastest games recommendation of the finance com- ceptance of the Main street pavi'i' of the season, judging from mittee was adopted and the clerk wat: contract. No protests had been i both teams have done so far this ordered to draw the warrant. 6eaBon- I S. B. Ford applied to the The line-up of the Centralia team tor the position of street Is as follows: C., Hnbbard; sioncr. commls- -Mr. ford stated that he had -Mark- had considerable experience in lino, and the council gave him the Ward; L. F., Yeager; L. 0., ham; R. G., Turner. Vancouver's line-up was as follows: C., Neal; R. F., Bishop; L. F., John- son; R. G., Wood; L. G., Bonton. Centralia's schedule of games for j s c Davis_ of the committee, ed and there were no oral I tions. The council then accepted th contract by a unanimous vote. Til Clerk was ordered to file the as- that sessment roll, which had been prepar- ed, and_ Tuesday, January 26, at to the council for the position week.. last reported that light service had this season will probably be as fol- lows: Olympia vs. Centra'ia, at Centralia, January 15th. Aberdeen vs. Centralia, at Aber- deen, January 22nd. Whitworth vs. Centralia, at Centra-' vis sald that llc am, the rest "of Ha, February 5th. protests against the job. J. C. Sayre made application. o'clock p. m., was set as the date for hearing same. S. A. D. Eaton made application to the council for the position of po been exceedingly bad for several lice judge. No other application had weeks. He thought conditions might] been filed with the council for the be improved when the new machin-1 position. By a unanimous vote Mr. did not i Eaton was given the position and is .Mr. Da ery was installed, but he know when that would be. now ready to sit in judgment on any unlucky city criminals who may committee were not thoroughly fami'- be brought before him. Heretofore, Castle Rock vs. Centralia, at Cen- iar wllh thc terms 0, the franclllsc thc justiccs of tlle peacc havc been trails, February 5th. between the Centralia Electric appointed police judges. MANY KINDS OF SLEIGHS. Whitworth vs. Centralia, at Taco-. Powcr Company and the city but' ma, February 12th. promised to study the matter with-: Olympia vs. Centralia, at Olympia, delay. OUler membera of the j February 20th. i council expressed themselves as be- ing in favor of enforcing the contract to tho letter. Under the terms of the franchise the power company Is tnla the heaviest In Cetitnalia Passenger In Caboose of a Freight !lable to a fine of for cvcry and vicinity of any winter In sev- TRAIN ACCIDENT AT DRYAD. Unprecedented Fall of Snow Exper- ienced In Centralia. fall of snow last week The and Train Badly Injured. Engine No. 768, Conductor Dart, hour In which there are no lights. Stanley Stewart, of the license entcen years. A large number of Centralia young people had never co- llie novelty of a real sleigh in switching at Dryad on Tuesday.' committee, said that be had been ran Into the rear of freight train requested by certain parties to as- ride. They made up for lost time, No. 75 and practically demolished the certain tho feeling of thc council in engine. In the caboose of the regard to granting a saloon license of cases even to demonstrate that freight train was a traveling man, In tho block between Moasmnn's con- though, while the snow lasted, and kinds of vehicles In the sleigh lino were soon on the streets. they are without merit. 'name unknown, who was badly In- fcctlonery store and Smith's livery The favorite manner of constructing 'or any inconvenience they may havi suffered. The program was arranged by Mi H. C. Hlller, under whose able leai ership the Centralia Choral Club has gained within a few months an envi reputation as a musical organlza ion. that Is, for Centra la Mr. Killer received recently o lattering offer from Aberdeen, anil ast Saturday evening was his fare- 'ell appearance in this city. During ng the eighteen months that Mr. liller has resided in Centralia he has ttempted to draw attention to the mportance of cultivating a -taste for ood music and his success has been greater than ho or his friends at present realize. Mr. Killer's absence, temporary, U Is hoped, will leave a void in musical circles that will be difficult to fill. The following program was render- ed on Saturday evening: Double male quartet.te, (two songs) Mr. Kahler, Mi. Buchanan, Mr. Al- brecht, Mr. Cowdy, Mr. Brown, Mr. Black and Mr. Brookwcll. Soprano solo, Sweet Bess- Mrs. O'Donnell. Double ladies' quartette, "There, Little Girl, Don't Cry" and Irish Folk Song, Mrs. Ramthun, Mrs. Schoettler, Mrs. Barnes, Miss Sloan, Miss Day, Miss Chapman, Miss .Mar- tin and Miss Kahler. Soprano solo, "Oh Carlssima" ami "Beudermeer Mrs. H. Allan Turner. Duet, soprano and baritone, "Calm as the by Goetze, Miss Sloan and Dr. Knlskern. Soprano solo, with 'cello obligato, from and "Avi by Schubert, Mrs. O'Donnell (Miss Pemberton, piano and Mr. Hill rr, 'cello.) "The an oratorio by Ch. Gounod.' 1. Opening chorus (ancient chant.) 2. "The Reproaches." 3. Choral (early Greek 4. "Lovely solo and cho- rus, Miss Sloan, soloist. "Unfold, Ye Portals." "Thy Love as a solo and chorus, Mrs. O'Donnell, soloist. 7. 8. pianist, Mr. conductor. "The World Is Flesh Become." Final chorus, Miss Pemberton, Hlller, organist and TRAIN SERVICE PARALYZED. Cold Weather Gives Railroad Men Considerable Trouble. Trainman Buckley, of the Northern Pacific, was in town on Tuesday He reports tho train service almost par- alyzed, owing to the deep snow. The new bridge over the Willamette at Portland Is giving considerable trouble on account of tho contrac- tion of tho stool mechanism In tho his sleigh over the rails, aud when the sleigh struck him both runners were between the tracks. His course was plainly shown by the runner tracks. It was so clearly an acci- dent that no inquest was held. FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Centralia Methodists Celebrate Dedi- cation of New Church. Last week Thursday, Friday and Sunday the Methodists of this city city celebrated the fifth anniversary of the dedication of their beautifu. church.. It was a time of reunion, as several of tho former pastors of the church were present. Jn spite of the severe storms that have been making most folk stay close to the fires these evenings, large numbers were in attendance each evening. Friday evening a banquet was serv- ed by the ladies of the church. Af-' ter the supper the following toasts ivere responded to: The Church anil the Young Peo- ple, Mr. M. L. Carrier, superintend- ent of the Sunday School. The Church and Education, Dr. ivard H. Todd, of Tacoma. Some Church Reminiscences, Mr. Wm. Christensen. The Church and the Press, Mr. H. A. Steele. The Duty of the Church to Take Care of Her" Retired Ministers, Rev. John W. Miller, of Tacoma. Church Finances, Mr. J. A. Lassen. The Methodist Brotherhood, Rev. A. J. Joslyn, of Montesano. The Church and Civic Righteous- ness, Uev. H. W. Thompson. Mr. John Dequer, Portland, gave two splendid impersonations, "The Christian Gladiator" and "The Sod rlouse in Heaven." The Sunday School orchestra provided a number of selections aud the dui't by Miss Hollingworth and Mrs. Brown were e socially enjoyed. On Sunday morning a heavy storm vas on, but in spite of thc very se- vere weather there was n large audi- ence to greet Bishop Charles W. who was the preacher of the jccasion. The sermon was a forceful, leart-stirring presentation of the ireserving and transforming power of !hristianity. It will long be re- membered by those who'heard it. Sunday evening Rev. E. H. Todd, if the University of Puget Round, ireached a sermon of unusual power. The after service was conducted by he pastor under whom the church fas built, Rev. John W. Miller, of 'a coma. The church has made splendid pro- cess In the past and Is now real zing its responsibility to do the full uty of tho church In this import- nt. period In the development of the city. Mr. A. W. Cavcnoss, of tho Now Tho criminal docket has been Jnrod. Ho was taken to the hos- stable on Tower Avenue. Mr. Stew a sleigh was to takrj an ordinary draw. This has boon tho cause of! York store, wont to Aberdeen on Moil- cases that have arisen since the last pltal at Chelialls on a special train, art said that tho applicants claimed .wagon or buggy and putting trains from Portland being i v j ;