100 Years Ago in the Washie

May 10, 1914

New cemetery for Hoquiam is secured

Hoquiam at least will have a cemetery to be pointed to with civic pride. This was announced yesterday in connection with the transfer to the Hoquiam Cemetery association by the Harbor Land company, of land directly north of the present Hoquiam cemetery. The new cemetery will be named Prospect Hill cemetery. The land, which lies at the crest of the hill, begins just east of the Hoquiam Water company’s reservoir, is bounded on the south by Ramer avenue and extends as far as the Lincoln school block and includes the mausoleum site. The valuation is approximately $1,200 an acre.

May 11, 1914

Hesperian this year to be high class

This year’s issue of the Hesperian, the annual high school publication, will be ready for sale May 29, according to a statement made yesterday by Business Manager John Sparling. It is planned to get the book ready for class day exercises and the senior play and work on the publication is being rushed.

The Hesperian has many unique departments, which have been carefully supervised by the editor, Jean Almond. The cartoon work this year is done by Don Burrows, who has drawn caricatures for the Hesperian for three years. Many fine engravings will illustrate the different departments, and special care has been taken with the athletic pages.

The cover will be in purple and gold, and will be attractive in design. The pages will be book paper of high quality and will set off the engravings to advantage. No pains will be spared to make the 1914 Hesperian the best ever issued by the Hoquiam high school.

May 13, 1914

New school houses are to be erected

MONTESANO — School Supt. Hodge is into school house plans over his ears — five new school houses and additions are to go up this summer.

At Vesta a good new one-room school house is to be built, one suitable for school and community center work.

Carlisle, where there is no school house now, must have a good sized one-room and should have a two-room school house. Moxchehalis, where there is now only a little shack which has been badly overcrowded for some time, is to have a fine one-room school house and a manual training department. An addition will be built to the Garrard Creek school house, making it a two-room building. At Ford’s Prairie, where there is a two-room school house, a new room must be added this summer.

Montesano prepares for annual contest

MONTESANO —The one feature of Memorial Day in Montesano that is talked about six months before and 12 months afterwards is the business men’s baseball game — the East Side against the West Side. Last year the score on the East Side was 53. That is, the score keeper said it was, though the West Side has always accused him of favoring the East Side. This year they have engaged the services of The Washingtonian court house accountant and he is to be supplied with a comptometer, adding machine and two expert operators. All scores will be tallied.

May 21, 1914

Albert Miller is crushed under log train

Caught under the wheels of the logging train on which he was head brakeman at the Clemmons Logging company’s camp at Melbourne, this morning, Albert Miller was so badly mangled that his life is despaired of at St. Joseph’s hospital. His left leg was ground off below the knee and the right foot was crushed and had to be amputated.

Miller, while giving directions to a couple of “green” brakemen, it is said, lost his balance and fell from the train. His cries for help were heard above the noise of the locomotive, but the train could not be stopped in time to save his life.

May 15, 1914

Gang of thugs is headed for harbor

A message from the sheriff this evening informs the police that a bad gang of crooks are headed for the Harbor, coming from Tacoma. Sheriff Schelle Mathews supplied the police with photographs of the crooks and with their descriptions, so it will not be a difficult matter to pick the men out when they put in an appearance.

The information states the gang includes burglars and holdup men, and, speaking generally, a dangerous outfit. The police will watch trains and saloons closely.

Sheriff Mathews requests the photographs be sent to Chief of Police T. M. Quinn at Hoquiam as soon as the local police familiarize themselves with them.

Speeding proves to be costly pleasure

MONTESANO — It may be a little irritating to the temper, but it is proving more soothing in the pocketbook to put up $10 bond and forfeit them, rather than fight the speed cops. Mr. Stubbs of Aberdeen fought the case brought against him last week. He employed an attorney and had himself and wife and two witnesses in court. He took one change of venue and got his case before Justice of the Peace Bignold, who stated in court he didn’t believe the law was intended to bother the man who drove at under 30 miles per hour — still it cost Stubbs a $5 fine and costs of over $20 besides what he paid his attorney.

May 22, 1914

J. Howard killed under logging train

Joseph Howard of Hoquiam was ground to death under the wheels of a logging train at the Union Timber company’s camp near Oakville yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Howard, who had been employed by the company for 18 months, had taken another man’s place as brakeman on the logging train, expecting to relieve the regular man for a couple of days. Yesterday he was on the train and while engaged in tightening brakes while going down grade he lost his balance and fell between two cars and under the wheels. The body was badly mangled. It was brought to the Whiteside &Bricker morgue here last night.


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