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Rube continues:

"Out of about two dozen who attended school in Humptulips in our time, Bertha Sanders Aldridge and I are the only ones here today. possibly three or four others are still living.

Just to show you that honesty and integrity were respected, I'll tell you another incident. After we had moved to town, I met Luther Kirkpatrick on the street one day and asked where he was staying. He said he hadn't registered at a hotel yet. So I asked him to come home with me.

"What'll you charge me?", he asked.

"Not more than two dollars", I assured him.

"Well then, I'd better pay you tonight. I might not have it in the morning." said Lute."

Bertha Sanders Aldridge recalls that the following attended school in Humptulips in 1892 and following:

Roy, Nellie, Jessie, Jennie, and Ethel Sargent
Fred, Charley, and Darwin Brittain
George and Herbert Newbury
Ernest, Harry, Bertha, and Charles Evans
Otis, Frank, and Elda Roberts
Mabel, Adrian, Ben, and Carson Newnham
Roy and Charles Lindsay
Bernice Boyd
Roy and Theodore Quinn
Bertha and Arthur Sanders

William Nelchoir taught the winter of 1892-3


In the early 1890's most of the single fellows seemed to expect the married men to feed and keep them overnight or longer without any charge. Elzy White and Jake Andres had claims in the Promised Land. Fred Williams, of Humptulips, had purchased some timber above Murhard's and had Elzy and Jake working there for several months. Whenever the two men went to Humptulips they'd reach Murhards just at noon, so that Gust would be at the house to set them across the river in the canoe. Kate felt obliged to ask them to eat. Then when they returned, they came at mealtime again. They made two or three trips a week.

Late in the fall the Murhard hens were laying few eggs, and Kate was saving them for Christmas, when along came Elzy and Jake. Dinner for two was on the table. To supplement it, Katie fried six eggs. Without hesitation, Elzy White reached over and took them all.