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brush. From Wallula to Walla Walla was by stage, over the worst road ever seen, with an occasional turnover, and sometimes a ducking in the Walla Walla River.

The Court-house at Walla Walla, in the fall of 1861, was the loft of a log-house, approached by an outside stairway, entirely unfinished inside, and with a saloon running at full blast below. The seats were slabs, bark side down, of course, with poles for legs; and the judge's desk was an old-fashioned wash-stand.

Two Indians were arrested for murder during the term, and, as there was no jail, they were manacled and fastened to staples driven in the wall of the Court-room.

Colonel Stone, who still resides at Walla Walla, of the firm of Ball & Stone, saloon-keepers, was foreman of the grand jury. None of the saloon-keepers had gone through with the formality of taking out a licence, and when the question of indicting these saloon-keepers came up, it was suggested that Colonel Stone might be excused; but he declined the favor, and manfully voted to indict all the saloons, his own included, and promptly paid the fine afterwards imposed.

Neither Spokane, nor any other town in Eastern Washington, except alone Walla Walla and Colville, had any existence. The country was one vast wilderness, inhabited only by the wild. Indians.

In the summer of 1862, Judge Oliphant, Selucius Garfielde, Marshall Fargo, and myself, went from Walla Walla to Colville to hold the first term of Court at the latter place.

As before stated, the region between the two places was uninhabited by white men, except the ferry man at the crossing of the Spokane River, about eighteen miles below the point where the city of Spokane is now located.

The distance was 110 miles, time three days, and, of course, we camped out and cooked our own grub. Garfielde was a splendid cook as well as orator, and our good appetites were the best of sauce.

At Colville we organized the Court by summoning a grand and petit jury and appointing the necessary officers.

The grand jury indicted every one suspected of doing anything wrong, and litigants came in, employed either Garfielde or

myself, as the case might be, waived service of process, joined

issue and went to trial.

You see, the people of Colville were determined to make a good record at that term of Court, showing by the amount of business the necessity of having regular terms thereafter, and I believe they succeeded, though I have never visited Colville from that day to this.

But we had a good time. Garfielde and myself made about $750 each, in gold coin; were handsomely entertained at the army post by Major Rhinearson and his associates; visited Kettle Falls and the fisheries; sampled the rum of McDonald, the Hudson Bay Company's factor, at the Kettle Falls post, etc. There are a thousand and one other incidents of early experience connected with the circuit-riding of the Bench and Bar of our pioneer Courts, some of them possibly worth relating; but the foregoing must suffice for this occasion.

We were then young, vigorous and active, and there was a spice of romance connected with our labors that largely compensated for the lack of that comfort and convenience now enjoyed by the Bench and Bar of Washington.

Our reunions were more frequent and less formal than those of the Bar Associations of today; but we nevertheless enjoy these latter-day reunions of the modern practitioners, and propose to keep up with the spirit of the times and contribute each our mite for the general good, as occasion may offer.

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Boney, Richard K., Remarks of, on Mr. Baily's paper

Elected Vice-President

Bond of Treasurer fixed at $500.

Brown, F. A., Remarks of, on Mr. Baily's paper

Buck, Norman, Remarks of, on Mr. Turner's paper
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JENKINS, DAVID P., Remarks of, on Mr. McGilvra's paper.
Jones, W. C., Remarks of, on Mr. Baily's paper
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Stern, Samuel R., Remarks of, on Mr. Turner's paper.

TAYLOR, E. W., Remarks of, on Mr. Baily's paper

Turner, George, Paper by .

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