November 14, 1894:


A Newly Wedded Couple's Picture Marred by a Ghostly Intruder

The people of Elma, a bustling, lively town in the upper of Chehalis county, are mystified over a photograph. Last Tuesday afternoon Major Rogers and wife entered the gallery of H. B. Merriweather of that city and had their pictures taken. On removing the plate, the artist noticed that the picture was not perfect, and throwing the plate into the bath, took another, which was a very good likeness of the old major and his bride. They have been married less than three months and are each on the shady side of 50.

Mrs. Rogers called Wednesday for a proof and expressed a desire to see the first plate. On holding the plate up to light, the photographer saw three figures, one a man appearing between the major and Mrs. Rogers.

Handing it to the lady, she glanced at it and went into hysterics, exclaiming, "It is ----" (her first husband). She begged the artist to say nothing about it, as it would scare the major to death, but in some way the matter became known and soon spread over the town, nearly everyone calling at the office to see the negative. Mr. Merriweather claims the plate was taken from a new box and had not been exposed.

Mrs. Rogers, it is said, is a medium of note. She is from the east and has lived in Elma about two months. The figure is distinct, both in form and feature, and stands out apparently ahead of the major and Mrs. Rogers.--Aberdeen (Wash) Cor. Portland Oregonian.

January 16, 1906:


Quiack, the oldest Indian in the Northwest, died recently at his home on Satsop River, Chehalis County, Washington. He was at least 120 years old as he was old and gray-haired when the oldest settlers came to Grays Harbor, 50 years ago.  

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