Five Rousing Meetings
Washington Standard October 25, 1912
Continuing their plans of reaching every precinct in the county at least once before the close of the campaign, the Democratic county candidates will have covered five precincts by tomorrow night. Next week they propose to devote to a rushing wind-up to the most vigorous campaign they have conducted [...]
Category : Yelm 1910-1929
Five Rousing Meetings
Yelm in the Early 20th Century
(From: A Guide to Historic Resources of Yelm, Washington
Yelm greeted the twentieth century with the creation, in 1901, of three plats that formally established the blocks, lots and streets of the town. These included the Yelm Addition, situated immediately to the northwest of the railroad tracks near Yelm Avenue, and [...]
Nisqually Valley News
One Year of Business
The Neat Garage recently celebrated their first anniversary as agents for the Ford Motor company. In that year they sold and delivered 65 new Ford cars and 12 new Fordson tractors. This would make approximately a year’s business of $45,000 on new cars and tractors alone.
In addition to this they [...]
January 2, 1911
D. R. Hughes, the postmaster at Yelm, drove over to Olympia in his automobile the fore part of this week, on business.
W.J. Lowry, who handled the successful ball given recently by the telegraphers at Yelm, will manage a big dance to be given in Waddel’s hall, Rainier, on the evening of [...]
November 3, 1913
Rudolph A. Johnson, Northern Pacific operator at Yelm, committed suicide in the Pierce hotel, 919 South C Street, Tacoma, Sunday night, the remains being found by the hotel proprietor Monday morning. He had fired a bullet into his mouth. The charred remains of a stack of letters written in a woman’s hand [...]
Olympia Child Burns to Death
Bellingham Herald June 7, 1911
(Special to the Herald) Olympia, June 7.—After suffering several hours from serious burns received while playing with a number of young playmates among some shavings, which caught fire from a spark from her father’s mill a short distance away, little Marguerite Whitlatch, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. [...]
Washington Standard March 4, 1910
George W. Whitlatch, of Yelm, died at Centralia Wednesday. He recently sold his farm, the old Lotz place for a good price.
Washington Standard July 28, 1911
Rufus Neat, of Yelm, had four fingers amputated this week, that had been jammed and smashed in a fall block.
City and Country
Washington Standard December 8, 1911
J. A. Piper has begun suit against this county for $25,000 alleged damages to a son from explosion of a dynamite cap found by the boy on the road between this city and Yelm. The loss sustained by Bennie Piper, the son, is a thumb and two fingers. It [...]
Washington Standard December 15, 1911
Work is in progress on the ditch from Lake Lawrence to the Light and Power reservoir to ensure a depth of 40 feet for summer supply. As the ditch will necessarily have to be run over a county road, and realizing the possibility that portions of the thoroughfare may be flooded, [...]