Marian Smith, "Yelm Jim and the power," The Puyallup-Nisqually. New York: AMS Press, 1940 p. 64.

Yelm Jim had thunder power. Once a group went up to his farm to work and on the way it thundered and poured rain for about fifteen minutes and then cleared. When they reached the house, Yelm Jim said, "I'm sorry you got wet on account of me. Here he (my power) came and said I wasn't sick and I've been in bed all week." The next morning he was well.

When Yelm Jim was in jail in Olympia after the war with the whites the scaffold was all built to hang him. He called on his power and it thundered hard for half an hour and told him not to worry: "I'm not going to die or you either." An hour later they told him he was not to be hanged. All his friends came and arranged a secret way of getting him out or they would have shot him as he was leaving the jail.

Yelm Jim never sang but when he was on his death bed he sang an awful nice song.

Marian Smith, "Yelm Jim and the Power," The Puyallup-Nisqually. New York: AMS Press, 1940, p. 64.