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sive spirit gradually left him: lie often said that he was lagging super-
fluous on the stage; Reed and Haller and other intimate friends of
bygone days had passed to the realms beyond; a new generation had
sprung up and willingly assumed the burdens formerly borne by
himself and his friends and associates; the city in which he had for
years known every man, woman and child was now filled with strange
faces from all parts of the world; he had (among the very few) saved
alibis property from the general wreck of the panic years, 1893-1897,
and had well-nigh discharged all of the erstwhile heavy incumbrances
upon it; his son had taken his place in the active management of
affairs ; he himself had nothing to do but while away the hours in the
silent company of his favorite authors, whose merits, beauties and
philosophy his neighbors were too busy to consider or discuss with
him ; he viewed with horror the very possibility of becoming a useless
and decrepit old man, detailing his aches and pains to an unsympa-
thetic world; he felt that his life work had been successfully and
satisfactorily done and that he ought not to remain to cumber the
earth; and so, in the splendid young city where we are holding this
annual communication, which he had nursed in its infancy and zeal-
ously and ably assisted in developing from a hamlet of a couple of
hundred persons to a commercial mart having a population exceeding
one hundred and fifteen thousand, Louis Ziegler, grand master of
Masons in Washington from June 4. 1885. to June 3, 1887, resigned
his soul to the Grand Architect of the universe at the hour of 3:50
o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday, January 15, 1911, after an ill-
ness of ten days. * * * In one of his letters tome from Germany,
Brother Ziegler says: 'I am here in the land of Wilhelm, Bismarck,
Luther, Goethe, Schiller and Friedrich der Grosse and hosts of other
famous men. It is indeed interesting in the greatest degree. As you

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know, I am not particularly bound to any country or people but have
a hearty appreciation of all.' This last expression is a true index to
his exceptional broadmindedness and his rare exemption from na-
tional bias or sectarian prejudices. Pie was the friend of all peoples
and of all religions. When the Jesuit missionaries from the Colville
Indian reservation, in the days before railroad communication was
established, came, weary, worn and dust-laden to Spokane Falls for
the necessary provisions and funds, it was to the home of Louis Zieg-
ler, the German Lutheran, that they first betook themselves; there
they found hearty welcome and good cheer and remained until their
mission was accomplished; and from that generous and hospitable
home they never went away empty-handed.

"At the funeral of Mrs. Ziegler three years ago I was impressed
with the manifestly sincere grief of the Catholic priests who attended
the beautifully simple ceremonies at the residence, and with the large
attendance of the Roman Catholics of Spokane; and I made inquiry
as to the cause. Everybody was able to tell me. The scene was repro-
duced at his own funeral; and as I repeated the Masonic service of
sorrow in the same place, the members of the ancient church were
among the most deeply affected mourners. Many of them expressed
to me afterward their profound appreciation of the sublimity and
grandeur of our ritual and their love and admiration for their de-
parted friend.

"On previous visits to the Ziegler home I had the pleasure of
meeting there the Jewish rabbi, whose learning and ability were highly
prized by Brother Ziegler and who, I found, was a frequent visitor
and showed in every way that he knew himself to be among warm and
trusted friends. Everyone who liked to talk of the higher things of
life found delight in that home. Brother Ziegler had studied with
deepest interest the works of the great religious masters of all ages
and climes; — he could almost

Behold each mighty shade reveal'd to sight,

The Bactrian, Samian sage, and all who taught the right.

"His memory to the last was uncommonly retentive and accurate;
and he had at his fingers' ends the contents of his extensive and well
selected library. A stranger hearing him in the discussion of re-
ligious, philosophical, literary, poetical or historic subjects would be
sure to conclude that Brother Ziegler belonged to one of the learned
professions and could not all his life have been an active business man ;
but like our great merchant, Alexander T. Stewart, who read a por-

182 jUutg Ziegler

tion of Horace's Odes every morning before going to his store ; George
Grote, the historian of Greece; Samuel Rogers, the poet; and Sir
John Lubbock, the philosopher and scientist — all three of whom were
bankers— Brother Ziegler did not allow the exactions of business to
absorb and monopolize his intellectual activity and powers.

"It will readily be understood that a man who steadily cultivated
his mind on those high lines and was of massive build and dominating
personality, was a formidable antagonist in this grand lodge and that
he generally had his way.

"He was a veritable Rupert of debate and a bulwark of old-
fashioned Masonic principles. Withal he was an able and sagacious
business man. As soon as he could close his affairs in Illinois after the
loss of his flouring mill by fire, he came, in August, 1879, to Washing-
ton territory and sought the wheat-growing country of the Walla
Walla valley; but after seeing the little village which was growing
up beside the mighty cataracts of the Spokane river, he decided that
the potential motive power of those cataracts would in time attract
capital and industries and compel the rise of an imporant commercial
center; and here he started in the hardware business and laid the foun-
dations of a fortune. He retired from store-keeping in 1886. After
the destructive fire of 1889, which swept the business district of the
young city, and the fourth from which he suffered, he was the first
man to start a brick building; and the Ziegler block still stands as a
testimony to his confidence and his foresight. As might be expected
from a man of his calibre, he was a generous, gracious and forbearing
landlord. No bill for rent was ever presented to a tenant. The ar-
rears might run for months, and no allusion was made to them. No-
body asked for a written lease ; Brother Ziegler's word that the tenant
could stay as long as he wished was known by everybody to be as good
as a bond. For over twenty years the same man has been the janitor
of the block ; and the engineer and the yardman have held their posi-
tions for over eight years. They all feel more like the retainers of a
feudal chieftain of old than latter-day employes. Indeed, there was
in Brother Ziegler a good deal of the spirit of the feudal lord. His
home belonged to everybody, and it was sacred to hospitality. He
delighted to have the friends and neighbors around him and to make
them happy. Proud of Lord Bolingbroke's close friendship, Alex-
ander Pope exclaims :

'Here St. John mingles with my friendly bowl
The feast of reason and the flow of soul.'
So it was at the Ziegler home; it was entertainment of the lofty kind

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when kindred spirits gathered there; and the brighter they were, the
more highly did they prize the remarkable intellectual resources of
their host.

"In an address which I had the privilege of delivering to you in
this city in June, 1906, on our deeply beloved grand secretary,
Thomas Milburne Reed, 1 adverted in these words to a circumstance
which you will pardon me for recalling: 'Another wish very dear to
his heart was fulfilled. Fifteen or twenty years before, a fraternal
compact was made between three past grand masters of Washington:
Colonel Granville O. Haller, U. S. A., of Seattle; Hon. Louis Zieg-
ler, of Spokane (past senior grand warden of the grand lodge of Illi-
nois) ; and Hon. Thomas Milburne Reed, of Olympia, that one or
other of the survivors should conduct and perform the Masonic cere-
mony at the burial of the departed. Brother Haller passed away
first, and Brother Ziegler officiated. Brother Reed followed next.
When we informed Grand Master Miller of the compact he grace-
fully and generously invited Brother Ziegler to take his place and
conduct at the grave the Masonic ceremonies over the remains of his
dear and departed friend. The magnificent attendance of Masons
from all corners of Washington will not soon forget the words of
philosophy, love and eulogy so touchingly pronounced on that oc-
casion by the last survivor of the three parties to the compact. They
were worthy of Reed and worthy of Ziegler. Par nobile fratrum.'

"With the remains of our dear friend consigned to the tomb, a
similar compact was entered into between Brother Ziegler and myself.
When I saw that his end was approaching, I apprised Grand Master
Neterer of the compact. Upon learning of Brother Ziegler's death,
and with that fine courtesy and warm Masonic spirit so eminently
characteristic of him, our grand master promptly appointed me as
his special deputy to convene the grand lodge at Spokane and con-
duct the Masonic burial services over the remains of our departed
brother. On January 19th we buried him with grand lodge honors.

"Thus passed away a Mason of the old school and a character of
classic mould and proportions. Louis Ziegler possessed in high de-
gree the virile qualities, mental equipment and moral courage which
go to make leaders of men. He was one of the most earnest, vigorous
and highly gifted of our grand masters, and he made upon Wash-
ington Masonry an impression that will not soon be effaced. Peace
to his ashes!"


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lHAT a long procession there would be if all could be

W,J summoned upon whose lives the Rev. Samuel G.
Wfy Havermale had a direct influence for good! He de-
' voted many years to the ministry and while he ever
had one hand up-reaching toward the high ideals and
principles which he cherished, the other hand was ever
down-reaching in sympathy and help to those whom he attempted to
bring to his own high level. The qualities of sympathy and friend-
ship were strongly his and made him a favorite wherever he was
known. His name is inseparably associated with the history of Spo-
kane, inasmuch as he was the first minister who ever preached to the
white inhabitants of this town and was otherwise connected with
events which are now matters of history here. His birth occurred
near Sharpsburg. Maryland, October 15, 1824, his parents being
Peter and Marie (Gardner) Havermale, both of whom came of Hol-
land ancestry but were born in this country. There were eight chil-
dren in their family, seven sons and a daughter, and the birthplace
of the Rev. Samuel G. Havermale was on the ground where the bat-
tle of Antietam afterward took place. He was but seven years of age
when in 1831 his parents removed to the foothills of South Mountain,
settling near Hagerstown, Maryland. Two years later they crossed
the Alleghanies to what was then the far west, establishing their home
in Montgomery county, Ohio, where the boy grew to manhood upon
the home farm, experiencing the usual conditions and hardships in-
cident to the development of a new farm in a frontier district. He
was twenty years of age when in 1844 the family removed to Fulton
county, Illinois, and there he entered business life as a salesman in a
store and also embraced the opportunity of further promoting his own
education by attending the public schools and afterward the Rock
River Seminary. He always displayed aptitude in his studies but
his early advantages were very limited, owing to the primitive condi-
tion of the schools in Ohio. Just before he left that state he took
part in a spelling match in which a prize was offered, and after an
exciting contest he won the prize from his cousin, Helen Havermale.
The prize was a history of the explorations of Lewis and Clarke to


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the northwest and its perusal awakened in him a desire to come to
this country, which he carried out in later life. In Illinois he en-
gaged in teaching school for a time and also entered actively upon the
work of the ministry in that state. He was licensed as a preacher of
the Methodist church a short time before his marriage but was not as-
signed to a regular charge until September, 1852, when Bishop Ames
appointed him to the Ridott circuit in the Rock river conference, which
circuit then embraced portions of Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago
counties of Illinois. For twenty-one years Rev. S. G. Havermale con-
tinued in the work of the ministry in northern Illinois save for a brief
period in 1863, when by appointment of President Lincoln he served
as a member of the Christian commission, being on duty at Vicks-
burg, Mississippi, among the soldiers and returning prisoners from
southern prisons. Even at that time he did not cease preaching, de-
livering sermons at various points, often as many as five a day. He
then returned to his labors in Illinois, where he remained until 1873.

The Rev. Havermale saw the fulfillment of his long cherished
hope to come to the northwest when on the 22d of September, 1873,
he was transferred to the Columbia river conference and assigned to
the pastorate of the Methodist church at Walla Walla, then the lead-
ing town of the Inland Empire. He was made presiding elder by
Bishop Merrill the following year and his duties called him to all
parts of eastern Washington and Oregon and to portions of Idaho.
On journeying from Walla Walla to Colville he lost his way in the
vicinity of Medical Lake and, following false directions, arrived at
Spokane Falls. Thus by chance he came to the city where on the
14th of November, 1875, he preached the first sermon delivered to a
congregation of white people, services being held in a small box house
just west of the present city hall site. Twenty-five years later the
Methodists celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of that event, Mr.
Havermale preaching the sermon on that occasion. He was charmed
with the little town which he inadvertently visited and removed his
family to this place from Walla Walla, taking up a homestead claim
which covered the districts now included in the Havermale addition,
the Havermale second additon, the River Front addition, Pittwood's
addition, the Keystone addition and the Spokane river and islands
from Division street to Mill street. Nearly all of this property he
sold at good prices, which brought him a handsome competence.

While Mr. Havermale continued to preach the gospel and labored
untiringly for the moral progress of the community, he also aided
in its material development and its public affairs, recognizing the

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fact the minister is not to hold himself aloof hut is to take part in
those things which constitute life and its experiences and in such sur-
roundings make his own example and precepts a permeating influ-
ence for good. He was associated with George A. Davis in building
the original Echo flouring mills, thus installing the first full roller
process in Washington. He also served as president of the first town
hoard of trustees, during which administration the fine system of
water works was established.

It was in Jo Daviess county, Illinois, on the 1st of November,
1849, that Mr. Havermale was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth
Goldthorp and unto them were born three children two of whom still
survive: Laura V., the wife of Dr. B. F. Burch, of Spokane; and
Schuyler S., who is now a stockman of San Diego county, Califor-
nia. Wilbur died in San Diego about fifteen years ago. There
are also five grandchildren living in Spokane: Mrs. John W. Gra-
ham, W. G. Burch, Mrs. S. B. Slee, Lita and Carl Burch. The
great-grandchildren are, Wallace Spoor Burch, Mollie Graham,
Watford Slee, Bettie Slee, Fred Slee and Bennie Burch.

The Rev. Havermale continued a resident of Spokane until 1887,
when failing health caused him to seek a change of climate and he
went to San Diego, California. In 1898, however, he returned to
Spokane, where he resided up to the time of his death, which occurred
January 13, 1904, and was buried in Fairmount cemetery. He was
almost eighty years of age when he passed away and among his pos-
sessions were the "blest accompaniments of age — honors, riches, troops
of friends." He was always a man of scholarly tastes and habits,
and his reading was particularly broad and, combined with his ex-
periences, gave him keen insight into human nature and thus quali-
fied him particularly to help his fellowmen by speaking a word in sea-
son or extending a helping hand when needed. Human sympathy
was one of his salient characteristics and combined with keen intelli-
gence in enabling him to uplift humanity. He left his impress for
good upon Spokane, the city and its people, and his memory is ten-
derly cherished by those who knew him.


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$§SOc £ ^ jil INMOST a quarter of a century has passed since

A $2 Daniel H. Dwight came to Spokane and in this
^ 2 period he has not only witnessed the greater part of
» the city's growth but has also contributed to its devel-
opment. A review of his life record shows that he is
an energetic business man, indefatigable in his ef-
forts to win success and yet he gives a due proportion of his time to
public service and in the offices he has rilled has made his work count
for much in the sum total of Spokane's progress and improvement.

He was born in Dudley, Massachusetts, February 2-1, 1862.
Through more than two hundred and fifty years the Dwight family,
of English origin, has been represented on American soil, John
Dwight having settled in Dedham, Massachusetts, in 1634. Members
of the family have since been found in Xew England, including two
presidents of Yale College, father and grandson, both of whom bore
the name of Timothy Dwight. Three of the family were participants
in the Revolutionary war — Captain William Dwight, who was cap-
tain of a company of militia raised at Thompson, Connecticut, and
Captain Joseph Elliott, who with his company participated in the en-
gagement at Bunker Hill. Moses Lippitt, who served throughout
the Revolutionary war, was wounded and drew a pension in recogni-
tion of the aid which he rendered his country.

Daniel Dwight, father of Daniel H. Dwight of this review, was
born in Dudley, Massachusetts, and is now living with his son and
namesake in Spokane at the very venerable age of ninety-four years.
During his active life he followed the occupation of farming and
was very prominent in public affairs, being called to a number of
county and state offices. He frequently served as treasurer and
selectman of his county and was a member of the state board of
agriculture. He was also a trustee of Nichols Academy of Dudley.
He wedded Mary E. Low. Her father was Major John Low, who
was major of a militia company of Rhode Island, his commission
making him an officer of the Fifth Regular Rhode Island Militia be-
ing dated June 17, 1811. so that it is now more than one hundred
years old. His daughter Mrs. Mary E. Dwight passed away in 1881.



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By her marriage she had become the mother of three children, the
sisters being: Susan E., now the wife of C. A. Babcock, a retired
merchant living in Boston; and Mary A., the wife of W. H. Isaacs,
a mining broker of Los Angeles, California.

Daniel H.Thvight was educated in the common schools of Massa-
chusetts, in the high school of his native town and in Nichols Academy,
from which he was graduated in 1878. He afterward pursued post-
graduate work in 1880. He first engaged in teaching school at Dud-
ley and afterward acted as private tutor. He traveled extensively
over the United States with one of his pupils and finally settled in
Spokane in 1887. Here he at once engaged in the real-estate busi-
ness more as a dealer than as an agent. He bought and sold prop-
erty, erected buildings and developed his holdings and has always
operated alone. At the present time he is the owner of considerable
valuable realty in Spokane. He suffered from fire to some extent
in 1889 and witnessed the burning of the town but has lived to see
its rebuilding on a far grander and more progressive scale than ever
before. In addition to his real-estate operations he is a director in
the Fidelity National Bank.

Mr. Dwight is very active in other ways, being recognized as one
of the leading republicans of Spokane. He served as committeeman
of the city and of the county, was treasurer of the Young Men's
Republican Club and was frequently a delegate to city and county
conventions. While in Dudley, Massachusetts, he was a member of
the board of education and took an active and helpful interest in the
public affairs of that place, being frequently called upon to deliver
Memorial Day addresses and to act as marshal of parades even when
a boy. In 1895 he was elected a member of the Spokane board of
education, on which he served for three years, acting as president of
the board during the last two years of that period. In 1897 he was
a candidate for the legislature on the republican ticket, which, how-
ever, met defeat in that year, being opposed by a fusion ticket.
Nevertheless, Mr. Dwight polled a larger vote than was given to the
majority of republican candidates, a fact indicative of his personal
popularity and the confidence reposed in him. By a superior court
of appointment he became one of the eminent domain commissioners
and he is a member of the board of park commissioners but will re-
tire in February, 1912. There are eleven members of the board, one
going out every year. He served on the commission in 1893-4 and
is now serving for the second term as park commissioner. He was a
member of the city council of Spokane during the reconstruction

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period after the great tire and in the midst of the ever memorable
panic. For a short time he was acting mayor of Spokane. It was
an arduous time but Mr. Dwight proved equal to the occasion. New
waterworks had to be constructed and a great deal of bridge work
had to be done, together with much improvement of the city streets.
Therefore, a policy had to be formulated and instituted to meet the
existing conditions. In all of the reconstruction work Mr. Uwight
was actively engaged and his duties were most faithfully performed.
During his term of office the cantilever Monroe street bridge was
completed and much other notable public work accomplished. Mr.
Dwight recognized his own capacities and powers and with faith in
the city he formulated the plans for public improvement and time has
demonstrated the wisdom of his opinions and the soundness of his
judgment. He avoided every needless expenditure yet he did not
believe in parsimonious retrenchment that works against the con-
tinued development and benefit of the city. During his first service
on the board of park commissioners the Coeur d'Alene Park was the
only one which the commissioners developed. At that time it was a
dense thicket, around which there was a fence in order to hold the
property in conformity with the promise on which the gift of the
park was made to the city. Today Coeur d'Alene is one of the beauty
spots of Spokane — a splendidly developed park which is a never fail-
ing delight to all. When Mr. Dwight was appointed to fill a vacancy
on the board in 1908 there was much work to be done, new area hav-
ing been added to the park system. In 1910 one million dollars was
voted for park bonds, which will enable the board to greatly enlarge
the park area. Up to tin's time park improvements have been con-
fined largely to Manito, Liberty, Corbin and Hayes parks. Mr.
Dwight certainly deserves much credit for what he has done in behalf
of the city and its improvement. He has not only recognized existing
conditions but has looked beyond the exigencies of the moment to
the possibilities, needs and opportunities of the future and has labored
not only for this but also for the oncoming generation.

In 1892 Mr. Dwight was elected a member of the city council for
three years and in 1893 and 1894 was president of the council and
called the first council meeting held in the present city hall, situated
at the corner of Howard street and Front avenue. It was also dur-
ing his incumbency as president of the council that Coxey's army
of fifteen hundred passed through Spokane and the general in charge
called on the council, demanding one thousand pounds of beef, twelve

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