Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good Old Days


July 12, 2018

125 years ago

The Commoner, June 30, 1893

The trial of Fred Kempf on a charge of assault in Justice Dillon’s court Tuesday afternoon revealed quite a little shadow of Steptoe Butte. Kempf is a farmer whose land adjoins that of “Cashup” Davis and Andros Omreezsky, who is an importation from Hungary and an employe of Steptoe’s monarch. This man with the unpronounceable name appears to be of a meddlesome character. On Friday night last, the Hungarian was engaged in driving Davis’ cattle home, when, upon passing the Kempf place,...

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