City and Country December 8, 1911

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 is alleged that the dynamite was left on the road by the county’s employee so that the boy had easy access to it.

Untitled December 15, 1911


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, the company offers in that emergency to build another road on higher ground to indemnify the county.

Yelm January 31, 1913


Washington Standard January 31, 1913

Mr. Fred Lotz and family have arrived from Olympia and will live near the mill located in Mr. Arch Price’s neighborhood.  The mill is one of the oldest in this section, but has changed hands and will begin work son.  Mr. Lotz will be employed in the mill.

The mill at McKenna has been shut down two days this week on account of the “burner” being out of commission

Yelm January 29, 1915


Washington Standard January 29, 1915

The Whitlatch Lumber company is constructing a shingle mill on the site of the plant which burned early last fall.

There’s to be a Valentine Ball at the local hall Saturday night, February 6.  The following Saturday there’s to be a dance at the Smith Prairie Grange hall

O. C. Van Houten, the county’s agricultural expert, delivered a lecture at the Forest school Tuesday afternoon of this week, on “Stock Judging.” A large crow heard him.

Untitled June 9, 1905


Washington Standard June 9, 1905

Otis Longmire and Miss Clara Hughes, on Yelm, have been licensed to wed.

Jesse Lawrence, of the McIntosh, logging camp, and Miss Florence M. Hull, of Yelm, were married Sunday, at the residence of the bride’s parents.  The happy couple are now on a two month bridal tour, the objective being Detroit, Mich.

Untitled April 26, 1901


Washington Standard April 26, 1901

David Harrington was killed in Miller’s Mill, at Yelm, Saturday, by the bursting of a cut-off saw he was operating, a portion of which penetrated his body, striking the heart.  Notwithstanding the nature of the blow, he lived nearly an hour after the laceration of the vital organs.  Harrington came from Michigan about two months ago.  He was unmarried.