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   Centralia Weekly Chronicle (Newspaper) - January 11, 1911, Centralia, Washington                             VoL I 0ENTRALIA, WASrilMOtON, WEDNESDAY, JANUABY 11, 1911 No. 10. FESTIVE AFFAIR 18 THE TEBM- ENt) BANQUET OF IJBWI8 COUNTY OFFICERS, PAST AND PRESENT. January 9. A most festive and happy affair was the gathering of the county of- ficials in the St. Helen's hotel in Che- halis, last Saturday night. The guests present included in-coming and out-going officials, with their deputies, and nearly everyone there responded to the Invitation by trite remarks of interest Superior Judge Rice presided In his happiest style and his own remarks were re- plete with the rays of quiet humor that enter into' the jurist's conversa- tional gifts on such occasions. The only disappointment to the whole affair was the regrettable ab- sence of one' or two of the officials who found themselves unable to at- tend. Professor Carrier could not attend. Sheriff Urquhart was out in the hills somewhere, chasing after a law-breaker when his own wishes would have leaned warmer to being with the festive gathering of his Jarfuary 10. The Lewis County commissioners yesterday appointed the new district county road supervisors as follows: District No. David Fay. District No. T. Longhran. District No. A. Sherman. District No. H. Toung. District No. Reldl. DistricvtNo. J. Finstad. District No. T. Hendricks. District No. H. Sturtevant. District No. Alilstrand. January 10 brother county officers. His deputy, Although! it might have been In- the ever vigilant Tom Foster, was tended as a kindly attention on the also on the jump in another part of the small boys of Chehalis doing some gum-shoe work in th? hi-1 that inspired them to prepare a beau- terest of the county. Assessor-That- tlfully smooth and lengthy slide lead- Was McDonald was unable to be! ing from the City Hall to the lowest present, and in the case of a deputy point of a long downward grade last or two there were vacant chairs. But j night, the courtesy was received with the absentees were toasted In spirit 111 grace by n number, and were mlesed enough to be re- Last night waa council meeting mombered In the felicitations that en- night wlht the city dads of Chehalis. tered into the glad spirit of the oc- A good sized crowd attended aid' was cold. A few flakes of enow came down, and more came after the city solons were comfortably seated and settled down to municipal af- fairs. In the meantime, a score or two urchins of town sighted the spot as an Ideal sliding gradient leading FLOURISHING LITTLE LUMBER MILL CITY SETS GOOD EXAM- PLE BY RAISING 96100 FOR PURPOSES. Jamuary 10 (To the Daily Chronicle) DOTY, Wash., Jan. Y. M. C. A. financial campaign, which re- District No. N. Wyatt N suited in raising for an As- sociation building in Doty, places this town of 800 people as the first saw mill town West of the Missis- sippi to secure a Young Men's Chris- tian Association, of the Industrial type. A plan of work now being en- couraged by the State and tional officers of that organization, for industrial communities, where both the employer and employees In maintaining the SUSPECTED MURDERER'S ACCUS-1 January 10 ERS FAIL TO GOME FROM VIR-1 Mortimer Whitehead, past nation- GINIA SO ATTORNEY HAMAK-! al lecturer of the Grange, Is coming ER SECURES RELEASE HABEAS CORPUS WRIT. ON to Centralia, He will lecture at the Oakville Grange, Centralia nerrt Mon- day, speaking at an open meeting in the afternoon, and at an executive January 10 One of the most sensational af- session at night. The local grange is a branch of fairs ever seen In the criminal circles 'tne Pomona Grange, and the visitor of Lewis county for many years, has j 1s a speaker of national reputation just gone up In the air by the and authority on grange and agri- Judge Rice. The jurist entertained will cooperate same. Previous to this time, the nearest I the view that McClenihan could not Association of this type being located j be kept indefinitely In the Lewis at Cloquet, Minn., where Mr. Ru> County jail at the expense of the tai- dolpb Weyerhauser is actively inter- i payers, and deprived of his liberty lease of William McClenihan, charg- cultural matters. No change will ed with murdering a man in Virginia. The authorities of the Dixie State wanted this man badly, and Implor- ed Sheriff Urquhart to hang on him after he was arrested, but they have failed to come forward with any effort to take him away. Attorney Hamaker worked hard on the case and finally secured his release in a writ of habeas corpus granted by caelon. January 10 Tho miners' strike remains virtu- ally unchanged In Cliehalls. The Snyder mine was willing from the start to agree to terms. W. D. Sheldon "came through" when he thought the matter over. The oth- ers are still out. The absence of .T. B. Leonard, who Is representative iu The state legisia- ested in the organization. For sometime there has been a growing demand for such an organ- ization building, and on Saturday evening a conference of the leading men of Doty was held with Mr. C. W. WIIcox> of Seattle, State Secretary of the Association, and Mr. J. A. Goodell of Spokane, International Indrustrial Secretary. At this conference, Mr. W. D. Wersereau a large stockholder In the Doty Lumber Shingle Co., offered to give if the em- ployees of the company would pro- vide the balance needed. A syste- matic canvass was inaugurated by the employees and sub- scribed in one day. A large ther- mometer was constructed in Jront of the postoffice to register the progress of the campaign nnd large crowds gathered at noon and p. m. to all the way from the Carnegie library j watch the indicator rise. Several to the green distance of j workingmen who early in the day 2 or two feet. F-.tbjfrlbpd eacli, came to the The grade had a deep j committee later and volunteered to the Councllmen sloped. 'Increase their gifts to Mr. When the first startled member of the meeting went outside and glided down to the bottom, ho was first MAD, then rather glad, because he had a harmless ride and expected to pee some fun when the next dignified solon tried it. Some of them steer- ed clear, and others slipped. All realized the peril, and fen- escaped it, quite. C. A. Doty the original owner of the of the efforts being made by his former employees tele- phoned from Seattle a contribution of which caused great en- thulasm. will begin at once on the building which will include a gymnasium, soelsl and game a large lobby supplied with a com-! without some limit to the thing, and signed the release order. McClenahan came to this country; JbjAjl from Virginia several years ago, and. was arrested by Sheriff Urquhart at the time the Rebekahs were in con- j ventlon in Chehalis a month ago. The charge from Virginia said he had murdered a man four years ago. McClenahan was well liked in this community, and had a prosperous farm in the Ttfayfield country where his neighbors have loyally stuck to him. Most of his friends seem to think that If McClenahan killed his man four years ago, there must have been some reason for it. His re- lease was regarded today with in- tense satisfaction. OF QUATE HEATING FACILITIES COMPELS FACULTY TO SUS- STUDIES UNTIL ERS ARE INSTALLED. HEAT- January 10 The cold streak of weather of the last day or two has brought undue hardship upon the pupils of the Che- halis High School, as outlined in a recent issue of this paper. The su- perintendent and principals realized that the high school was not heated well enough for the comfort the siudents, so the place -.vaj cl.ised this morning and steam heato-s :.iv installed as quickly as possible. The conditions of this school Is by no means the fault of Superintendent or the principal, but is due to defective ararngement in the con- struction of the building which was left Incomplete, so far as the heating went, when it was opened. Professor Duffield has been doing his best to get the place properly warmed up, and parents of students have complained. The cold, bleak January 10 state of the school has been particu- Making gloomy threats of trying to delicate young girls, ills, worldly woes in the presence of j and more than one girl has contract- n number of witnesses in a local Che- ed serious colds from this source. In 10 BE BUILT 10 tOIHIZ CHEHALIS CAPITALISTS START BALL ROLLING BY INCORPOR- ATING NEW COMPANY. January The outgrowth of an enterprise planned some time ago by well known capitalists of Chehalis result- ed in the filing of articles of incor- poration yesterday afternoon by the Chelmlis Cowlitz Railroad Company as forecasted by the Daily Chronicle some time back. The Incorporators were Harry C. Coffman and George A. Robinson. The capital stock is The intention of the company .is to construct a steam or electric railroad from the county Beat .to a point on the Cowlitz Prairie, about 20 miles southeast of Chehalis. Branch lines will also be constructed and other ideas will enter into the plans of the corporation later. The life of the company is named at 50 years. Messrs. Coffman Robinson, who are trustees of the new corporation; have secured considerable right of way. The new project will mean a great deal to Chehalis and the en- tire territory of the county covered by the new lines. Mr. Coffman, by the way, Is a nephew of N. B. Coffman, the bank- er, and son, of J. Y. Coffman, who owns the telephone system of Cheha- lis. Although" a young man, the younger has displayed marked money, making qualities and is regarded .as a particularly shrewd and enterprising man of affairs. At present he holds the aguacy for twenty insurance companies in ad- dition to other interests. January 10 The Lewis County Commissioners which met in its first regular session of the new board yesterday, placed Commissioner Thomas Gray Into the chair. The meeting was a routing affair or organization, and after the board got warmed up to the work The event was n triumph for the modlous fire place, and several 7, and made sure of their bearings, the i.- thirsterv last mght, a man who; more than one case, the family phy- who lay In ambush wat-'i-1 night school and bible study class- ing the fun with III concealed rooms, n shooting gallery, locker and said he was Frank Pagan, gave the sician has bluntly stated that he new Chief of Pollco Herndoo wll! ture causes some delay, for Mr. Leon- doubtless get new orders alou ard is busy making, unmaking nnd re- fashlonlnK laws at the state cnpitol In Olympln with bis l.rother solons, ami will be unable Id do much for our own private Interests until the legislative session Is over. The of c-mteir.lon netwlxt mine-owner and mine-worker Is a matter of 20 cents a spilt between and nut that, isn't quite al! there is to It, because the whole, real thing about this, wrangle between the mine owners and wage earners is that status of the outside men. The miners stand all right with the bosses, but the bosses nre kicking against paying the full price to the outside men, and the light really hinges upon a sort of sympathy scrap between the owners and the rest. There was some sort of an arrange- ment this week to have the principals getting together, but things went awry, nnd there was no such meat- Ing. Just what will happen remains to be seen by results brought to a focus by leadership on one or the other side. No compromise seems likely at this time, and so the thing stands. Doth sides waiting. nre Rotting tired of LEWIS COUNTY SCHOOLS GOT State Auditor C. W. ClauflOH will embody In his biennial report figures to tho offoct that In the two yearn ending September .10, 1910, 271, was apportlonod from tho cur- rent school fvir.il, niitl (lint of thin Lewis counly received :n, ate. effort to not be expected to effect a per manlnt cure so long as his young to have tenls courts .and base ball, The ,eft the some_; pattenVwaS submitted to the rigors of body mentioned the fact to Night comfortless place of study all day. Bowers in-1 This matter, which was pointed rantiy risbed forth seeking the; out in the Chronicle some time ago, w.iiild-be suicide, and figured on hav-' received the attention alike of the ing an encounter with some gun-play, Parents, nodical men, and educators, on the part of the stranger. After it took the present cold snap in making a close search along the by- the weather to stir np action. diamond adjoin the building. The gymnasium will also be arranged- for indoor baseball and basket ball. i Tlie committee having charge of tho campaign and who will direct the building operations are as follows: D. C. Troth. Chairman: J. E. Beck, .1. A. Workman. Wm. Ashley? Pred MacFarland, R. W. Mersereau and Chap. I.aughlin. members settled down to various matters that came up. The county engineer was directed to re-locate the McClure Road. January 10 January 10 'Gee, who'd think of seeing you here." "Well, how you've grown the last time I saw you you were a kid of With these greetings, B. F. Grimm, affectionately known among his as- sociates as "Dnd" Grimm of Cheha- and his nephew H. M. Grimm mot yesterday afternoon for the first time in ilxteen years. The meeting was quite unexpected, but the recognition was mutual and spontaneous. Tho youngeu Grimm know that his undo was in Chohalln but was hard- ly prepared for the Instantaneous rec- ognition, nnd Uncle Grlnnn was equally startled to moot his nephew faco-to-faco on tho street when ho thought tho younger man In tho Knnt. The visiting Grimm In a cousin of Grimm of Contralla, nnd Is talking of bin future home former and In one of the two ell lea. ways of the beeries known most in- timately to Officer Bowers and his of- ficial associate. Officer John Parr, Mr Bowers came across a distant ob- ject that verified his darkest conjec- tures. Silhouetted by the hazy night of the cloudy sky, he discerned a figure with elongated neck and a cylindrical object glued to its lips. It looked like a desponding soul seeking re- lease from Its earthly habitat by the poison route. It was with haste Mr. Bowers tore to snatch the wretched soul from self destruction, only to find that the pil- grim was Mike Sullivan, old-timer, assuaging his thirst from A partially depleted bottle before retiring to his snuggery In a near-by box car. Mr. The now board of county commls- j was arrested as a vagrant, sionera held their first meeting yos-! DUt WRa later turned loose with an terday. About the first official act of the board was to adopt a resolu- tion Instructing tho county auditor to call upon the various county officers who have boon drawing an excess sal- ary through the wrong classification of the county, and demand up- on those ofllcors to dig up for the admonition. THIEF ENTERS UP-TO-PATK Saturday night sometime after 11 o'clock a thiof gained entrance to tho TIP-to-Dnte grocery by cutting county tho excess portion of their a ploroiout of tho back door largo salaries. I enough to permit his hand' to pass Swojford, counly auditor, through anil slip the bolt. A and lY.ior bin tumors I, county tronR- wng nimlo for money, but none soour- n'.i-onily refunded, tho (oil. Tho only thin? taken wna u SiiAimcrflntlj revolver. It Is bollovoil the (blot Is a person fnmlllnr with the January 10 Flames licked up property to the value of during the year of 1910, In Chehalis. January 10 The county commission yesterday advertised .for bids for of planking to be used in various parts of the county. The bids will be returnable and the planting de- livered in time to use the material In the early spring when extensive road improvements will follow. A IIKIDK January 10 A marriage license was Issued this morning to Miss Dona D. Roberta of this city, and Clarence Ross of Morton. The bride is On this property. Insurance to j barely 16 years of ago, but extent of was carried, with her mamma was there to tall Audi- a total valuation of accord- ing to tho report submitted last night to tho City Council by Fire Chief Andy Long. During tho year 39 alarms wore re- sponded to, and 300 gallons of chomi-! January 10 tor Swofford that It would be all right, so the young pair were linked. ItHKAKH ANKLK cal Juice wero spirited Into damns. While Jumping off tho roar of Chief Long recommends many Ini-: u wagon coming in on the Jluoodfi provonumts nnd to Improve the road on Saturday Frank Slmii- servlro. son. ngeil about 17, fell and brnfco a 'akins It alu.Koihor, tho flro lie- bone In his ankle. With tho aid of pnrlmont of Olu-halls hixa done well n Rnoil account of tin.; ;car. n ntlrti ho nmnngoil to limp Into town where ho nurslonl treatment.   

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