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.
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.
Washington Standard 1913
Friday night, the Bible class of the Yelm Sunday school will give an old fashioned party at which everyone will do a “stunt.”
The McKenna mill began operations January 1, after a week’s lay off for the holidays.
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
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.
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.
Washington Standard June 17, 1904
Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, a wife of William Robinson, of Yelm, was adjudged insane, Wednesday, and committed to the Steilacoom asylum.
Washington Standard December 19, 1902
Jacob Hettrick, of Yelm, was the purchaser of John Nordmeyer’s mill for which Sheriff Mills went to Yelm to dispose of on execution. Nordmeyer skipped out not long ago without leaving his address, but man debts remained.
Washington Standard April 21, 1905
The Fox sawmill, near Yelm, was destroyed by fire last Friday night. Loss $2,000. It had been in operation in the timber of that district for a number of years.
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.