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NEWS OF INTEREST
Important Happenings cf lh3
WeeX From Towns in Our
Fruit Market Assured
Spokane.—The organization of a
large central marketing and fruit stor
age association with headquarters in
Spokane was assured when Orris Dor
man, vice president of the Fidelity
National Bank, announced a working
committee of nine to take up the mat
ter of incorporation. The Spokane
men propose to form an immense stor
age organization and to finance a
chain of warehouses to take care of
the fruit crop of the Spokane country
co-operating with the growers who
assembled in Spokane in conference
on December 16, thus bringing about
a practical solution for handling and
financing the apple crop.
Car-jo Of Silk Worth $2,075,000
Tacoma. —Four thousand, one hun
dred and fifty bales of raw silk, worth
$2,075,000, the largest and most valua
ble silk cargo ever brought across the
Pacific to Puget Sound, arrived in port
on the Blue Funnel liner Bellerophon,
from the Orient. The moment the
steamer tied up, gangs of longshore
men under rush orders began transfer
ring the silk to a special train which
v, ill carry the valuable cargo to New
$25,000,000 BONDS IS PLAN
Program For State-Wide Good Roads
Work is Agreed On.
Seattle. —Indorsement of an appro
priation by the next legislature for
the construction of a bridge across
the Columbia river at Vancouver, pro
vided that the state of Oregon contri
bute its share toward the cost, in con
nection with the building of the Pa
cific Highway, and indorsement of the
Inland Empire Highway and its con
necting link via the Snoqualmie Pass
were given at a meeting of representa
tives of the new Seattle Chamber of
Commerce, the Seattle Commercial
Club, the Seattle Automobile Club, the
Vancouver Commercial Club, the State
Good Roads Association and of the
King county, Lewis county and Clark
county legislative delegations.
Every one present at the conference
agreed that the proper course for the
legislature would be to submit a bond
issue of $20,000,000 or $25,000,000 to
the people for the carrying out of a
state-wide program of road construc
tion; failing this, those present will
support the program for the Pacific
Highway from Blaine to Vancouver,
the Columbia river bridge and the In
land I.mn:re Highway, which, with
its connecting link, the Snoqualmie
Pass road, will connect Seattle with
Hep Vines May Be Used
Chehalis. —Experiments are being
made at this time at the Chehalis flax
factory to determine the economy of
a discovery credited to Dr. A. Rietz,
a physician of Tacoma, whereby it is
proposed to convert the wastes of hop
yard vines into a valuable byproduct.
It is declared that fiber worth millions
of dollars annually can be saved if
the experiments verify the claims
made for the process discovered by
the Tacoma man.
COLLEGE STUDIES ALFALFA
Effect of Fertilizers is Tried by Ex
Pullman. —Apprised of the fact that
in recent years there has been a mark
ed falling off in the production of al
falfa in both the irrigated and upland
regions of eastern and southeastern
Washington, the experimental station
has undertaken a study of alfalfa fer
tilizers with a view to remedying this
condition. Calculations, analysis and
deductions from the results of the
first year's investigation are now fin
ished, and it is found that of all the
alfalfa fertilizers tried out, the land
plaster and acid phosphate fertilizers
produced the best results. The latter
doubled the production of the crop,
making it a darker green, forcing a
more luxuriant growth, and by pro
longing the period of growth, retard
ing the blossoming period.
Only the acid phosphate and the
land plaster, or "gypsum," gave suf
ficiently heavy returns to cover the
additional expenses of applying the
fertilizer, and of harvesting the in
creased crop, as well as allowing a
margin of profit. The others gave in
creases, which were comparatively
Bee Keepers Organize
Walla Walla.—To protect the bee
industry of Umatilla county and the
Walla Walla valley, the Umatilla
County Bee association was formed
at Milton. W. B. Brooks of Freewater,
was elected president; George E. Al
len, of Milton, secretary-treasurer.
Owners of 654 stands of bees were
A Seattle syndicate has purchased
for $600y&00 all of the unincumbered
real estate holdings in Washington of
C. D. Hillman, the millionaire real es
The following Washington postoffi
ces will become presidential offices
on January 1, with the salaries indi
cated: Ilwaco, $1000; Prescott, $1000;
At Tacoma Mrs. C. E. Hart, who had
watched for weeks over the sick bed
of her son, took a revolver and fired
a bullet through her brain just after
the boy had died.
Brigadier General Marion P. Maus,
commanding the department of the
Columbia, has been ordered to Wash
ington to confer with war department
officials with reference to the propos
ed reorganization of the army.
John Iman, former city marshal of
Stevenson, on trial for the shooting
of Charles Hicks and M. Lindsay, on
a Sunday morning early in October
of this year, was found guilty of as
sault with a deadly weapon in the
The old constitutional provision in
the state of Washington which pro
hibits the holding of real estate by
aliens will be abolished if the recom
mendations of the committee of the
state affairs and legislation of the
Seattle Chamber of Commerce is ap
proved at Olympia.
Fielder A. Jones, former manager
of the Chicago White Sox, was re
elected to a term of three years as
president of the Northwestern league
at Tacoma. In addition to this, he
was given a substantial boost in salary
in recognition of the services perform
ed for the benefit of the league.
The salmon pack for the entire Pa
cific coast for 1912 was 5,905,120 cases
worth between $35,000,000 and $37,-
000,000, according to tabulation com
pleted by Secretary Crawford of the
association of Alaska salmon packers.
The pack is the largest on record, ex
ceeding that of last year by a few
A lone robber at Seattle comman
deered the touring car of F. McDer
mott, president of a department store,
compelled the chauffeur, Charles E.
Osland, to drive him about the city,
held up a saloon and a grocery store,
engaged in five running fights with
policemen and victims and shot two
men. The highwayman was arrested.
Fourteen thousand pounds of halibut
sold for the record price of 10 % cents
a pound at Seattle when the fishing
steamer Molola arrived from a 22-day
cruise off Vancouver island. The price
of halibut has jumped rapidly since
the fishermen's strike began two
months ago and the few independent
crews operating are reaping huge pro
A petrified tree stump, five feet in
diameter and 10 feet high, has been
discovered in the Kittitas canyon, be
tween Ellensburg and North Yakima,
and although the silicified wood was
found at an elevation of 1250 feet
above sea level, no large trees are
now to be found below a level of 2200
feet. Geologists are interested in the
The war department has under con
sideration a plan for a continuance of
Vancouver Barracks and of Fort Law
ton, near Seattle, and the building up
of a new regimental post at American
Lake, which shall at the same time,
be large enough for a permanent pa
rade maneuver ground. Congress will
be asked for the necessary authority
Without a discordant note to mar
the harmony of the entire proceedings,
250 fruitgrowers, bankers and railroad
men of Oregon, Washington, Idaho
and Montana assembled in Spokane
and went on record unanimously as
favoring a central selling organization
and named a board of nine trustees to
work out the details and to incorpor
ate for the purpose of effecting such
The Lewiston-Clarkston bridge, the
property of the LewistorJClarkston
Improvement company, of Clarkston,
can be purchased by the states of
Idaho and Washington for $80,000, ac
cording to an announcement made by
the owners. The Lewiston and Clark
ston commercial clubs have been co
operating to encourage the two states
to purchase the bridge, which is now
a toll structure.
Senator Chamberlain has been urg
ed by the Mazama society, of Port
land, to aid in obtaining an appropria
tion of $250,000 from this congress for
widening the road into the Mount
Rainier National park, from the south
construction of the branch road to the
Indian Henry hunting ground, the con
struction of horse trails in the park
and the survey for a highway into the
park along Carbon river.
With the aid of the Union Trust &
Savings bank of Spokane, the largest
land deal of the year in the Walla
Walla valley has just been closed. By
it F. M. Welles, of New York, takes
over 1720 acres of land near the junc
tion of the Snake and Touchet rivers
for $350,000 from W. C., S. D. and Alex
Johnson, all of Walla Walla, with the
intention of developing it by irriga
tion. A loan of $75,000 was made by
the Spokane bank to help carry the
OF JOHN BOUNCE
A Genius Who Was Inventive
In Several Ways.
Johnny Bounce and 1 were school
mates and fast friends. Johnny was
younger than I, but stronger. Every
boy who could lick me availed himself
of the opportunity just for the fun of
it. Johnny could lick most of them
and, noticing that I needed a friend, be
gan to lick every boy that licked me.
This had a wholesome effect, and 1
was soon let alone.
When we left school to go out into
the world (we were pretty big boys
then) I said to John Bounce: "Johnny,
I want you to understand that I owe
you a whole lot. If I ever get a chance
to make a standoff for what you've
done for me I'll do it."
"Oh, you don't owe me anything,
Tom." he said. "Besides. I guess we'll
both get along pretty well."
I didn't see John after our parting
for years. Then one day a man came
into my office of very forlorn appear
ance. I put my fingers In my pocket
to get out 10 cents when I noticed the
fellow looking at me with a quizzical
"You don't know me, Tom?"
"No, I don't."
"I'm Johnny Bounce."
My heart sank, for I knew that the
world had been too much for John.
However, I gave his hand a warm
grasp, asked him to sit down and tell
me what he had been doing. He said
he hadn't had much success thus far,
but he had "irons in the fire." some of
which he thought would pan out very
big. I had beard of these "irons" be
fore in connection with men who had
lost their grip on the world and knew
that instead of irons they were gases.
But I saw that John was sincere, so 1
did not discourage him.
"You can't run a thing like that,
John." I said, referring to one of his
schemes, "without being grubstaked.
I haven't any capital to put in. but I
wish you would let me lend you what
you need from time to time. I've got
$10 here in my— No? Don't need it?
Well, whenever you do come right in
here and get it."
I knew perfectly well that he needed
money, but could not bring himself to
take it from me. whose equal he had
been In everything except an ability to
punch boys' heads, and in this he had
been my superior. I was obliged to let
him go without affording him relief,
but I took his address, resolving to find
some indirect way of giving him mon
ey. But I was very busy at the time
and put the matter off. Besides. lam
not an inventive genius and failed to
think of any method of lending John
Bounce money without appearing to
One morning a woman came Into my
office and said she had heard John
Bounce, who boarded with her. speak
of me. She said that Bounce owed her
$87.45 for board, and she would like
me to tell her if he had any property
on which she could levy. I told her
that Mr. Bounce was a perfectly hon
orable man. but was trying to carry
through certain schemes without suffi
cient capital. She left with a check
for the amount of her bill. A week
later I received a note from John re
gretting that the woman had thought
it necessary to adopt such strenuous
measures and assuring me that one of
his irons was at white heat and he
would soon call and return the amount.
I admired his plan of enabling me to
help him indirectly.
John never came to see me. His
pride, his sensitiveness, whatever il
was, wouldn't let him. One day a long
while after the board bill episode I
received a note from an undertaker
telling me that a man named John
Bounce had died in a boarding house.
A letter from me had been found in
his room, and since there was no mon
ey to bury him it was deemed advisa
ble to notify me. The amount required
was about $100.
I was sorry now since poor John
was gone that I had not been able to
do more for him. I inclosed a check
for the amount and authorized a call
for more. I did the latter as an ex
cuse to my conscience for not attend
ing to the matter personally. I couldn't
bring myself to such a melancholy
A few months later I received a note
from one who wrote that he had been
an intimate friend of the late Mr. John
Bounce, the inventor. It was proposed
by several of Mr. Bounce's friends to
place a headstone at his grave. There
were four men ready to contribute $50
each. The cost of the stone would be
$250. Knowing that I had been a
schoolmate of Mr. Bounce, he had ven
tured to write to know if I would
make one of five. I at once sent my
check for $50.
A year passed. One morning I re
ceive a note from a lawyer stating
that John Bounce had died a few days
before (my hair stood on end with as
tonishment), that Mr. Bounce had left
me his sole heir (I wondered), that Mr.
Bounce had patented a mechanical toy,
and that a toy manufacturing company
stood ready to give $25,000 for the sole
light to manufacture (I grasped my
desk for support).
This wonder turned out to be a real
ty- I accepted the offer, and when
e cher-k was paid me my eyes filled
tears. My poor, dear Johnny
Bounce had succeeded after all, but
oo late. My thoughts were only on
that genius for inventing methods by
w c I could give him money without
«°f or me." 16 £eeUDgB of elU,ec
Th« roadmakers of our coun>
try could copy to advantage the
methods used in England, which
country is noted for its excellent
highways. The English road
man has a list of instructions
which he follows in the care of
the roadways. The principal
rules, which will be found useful
to the roadmakers of this coun
try, are as follows:
Never allow a hollow, a rut or
a puddle to remain on a road,
but fill it up at once with chips
from the stone heap.
Always use chips for patching
and for all repairs during tha
Never put fresh stones on the
road if by crosspicking and a
thorough use of the rake the
surface can be made smooth
and kept at the proper strength
Remember that the rake is the
most useful tool in your collec
tion and that it should be kept
close at hand the whole year
Do not spread a large patch of
road, but coat the middle or
horse track first, and when this
has worn in coat each of the
sides in turn.
In moderately dry weather and
on hard road always pick up the
old surface into ridges six inches
apart and remove all projecting
stones before -applying a new
Never shoot stones on the road
and crack them where they lie
or a smooth surface will be out
of the question.
MEN WITH GUMPTION
AND THE LOG DRAG.
All That's Needed to Keep Roads In
Here are some of the things which
have been said by various people about
the work of the King split log drag on
country roads: "The famous split log
drags did the work," "The drag is the
road maker of the future." "The good
results of this process are almost be
yond belief." "The split log drag is an
evidence of progress." "The King split
log drag is the best solution of the
good roads problem yet devised," "The
split log drag in Lycoming county 4s
the king just now and no mistake."
"King's split log drag is transforming
Greenville's streets from mudholes to
boulevards." "The dragged roads re
minded me of the best English roads.
They were quite as smooth and dust
The last quotation Is from a letter
from England and refers to the roads
about Red Oak. la. This page might
be filled with similar accounts of bene
fits from this cheap, homemade road
drag. The above items of experience
come from Massachusetts, lowa. New
York. Texas. Georgia, Illinois and
Pennsylvania. A Nova Scotia paper
says of it: "It not only makes the road
good, but keeps It so. It gives a
straight, smooth, hard, well rounded
road that no other means appear to
The strange thing is after more than
ten years of proof as to these things
that there is any road anywhere to
which it can be applied that is not
regularly dragged with the King road
drag. The trouble is no doubt that
the King drag is not patented. No
body is interested in pushing its man
ufacture or sale. It costs little and
cannot be made to cost any more with
out spoiling It. If it were so complex
as to require a civil engineer to under
stand it and a bond issue to buy it
every county in the nation would be
going in debt for it. All it requires is
a log. a few bolts, a team of horses
and a man with gumption. The latter
article Is without doubt the thing oft
enest wanting.—Farm and Fireside.
THE CASE OF THE MERCHANT
Why They Need Better Roads—They
To say that the merchants and al>
other classes of citizens in the towns
and cities would be large beneficiaries
of the national good roads system ie
merely to repeat a truism. It could
not possibly be otherwise.
The population of the cities creates an
ever increasing demand for everything
that the farmer can produce as soon
as the farmer can supply it The in
creased production of every American
farm flowing into the towns and cities
and through the local channels of com
merce. the commission bouses and
stores into the homes of the people,
can only mean increasing prosperity
for the merchant, the doctor, the law
yer. the manufacturer, the laborer and
all other Inhabitants of the city, what
ever their calling.
The large increase in the circulation
of money, which must necessarily re
sult from the national roads system,
spells prosperity for every class of peo
ple.—Will T. Withrow in Better Roads.
WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR.
"We strive and struggle; we de
nounce, complain, cry out at evils; we
advance new ideas. We clamor and
fight for progress.
"And that is victory, for, after ail.
the process of evolution is an end in
itself. We are here to develop our
minds and souls along with our ius
tutions. to carry the flag of civiliza on
a little farther on.
"Don't expect to make a new woria
tomorrow Don't think there is
such thing as finality. But keep ®
HUMOR OF THE DAY
The One Best Bet.
The Rev. Joseph H. Twitchell, for
nearly fifty yeans pastor of the Asylum
Hill Congregational church In Hart
ford, Conn., saw three years of service
in the civil war as chaplain of the
•seventy-first New York regiment. In
the course of his service Mr. Twitch
ell s experiences were, of course, many
and varied. One of them, of a serio
comic nature, has been recently made
After a certain fight the surgeon told
the chapiain that one poor fellow was
quite beyond hope. The chaplain lean
ed over the dying soldier.
"Well, my dear fellow," he began in
a voice of deep emotion, "you are very
badly wounded, and if you have any
thing to say or any word that you
want sent to your family, tell me
The poor fellow understood. "My in
side coat pocket," he breathed pain
The chaplain felt a pocketbook there
and took it out. "Is that what you
"Yes,'' was the faint reply. "Open
"Here Is a tea dollar bill. Is that
what you want?"
"What shall I do with it?"
Then the soldier said in a whisper,
"Bet you that that I don't die."
And he did not.—New York Sun.
"If we women had the vote, matters
would be simplified."
"I don't know," replied Miss Cayenne.
"They might be more complex. When
a man sent us candy and flowers we
wouldn't know whether he was lead
ing up to a proposal or merely election
The Guest—When I asked you If you
had given me a quiet room you said
that after 9 o'clock I could hear a pin
drop, and now I find it's right over a
The Night Clerk—Well, can't you
hear 'em drop?— Hartford Post.
They were leaving Eden.
"The laugh." exclaimed Adam, "is on
"And that." rejoined Eve, with sud
den consciousness, "is about all."—
Out of Sight.
Young Hopeful (who has lately start
ed to study mechanics)— Why do you
always pull your barrow. Grabbles?
Grabbles (a pessimist)— Cos I 'ates
the very sight of it—London Punch.
"That executor is very energetic in
carrying out the various provisions of
"He doe 3 seem to be working with a
Never Tried Him.
Mrs. Chinn-You know my husband
just won't listen to good, common sense
Mrs. Frank—How do you know?—
First Savage—What makes our royal
highness so full of laughter?
Second Savage—He must have swal
lowed the gent's funny bone.—New
Unable to Extend Itself.
She—Have you a running account
with that bookmaker?
He—l did have, but ne stopped it be
before it got into its stride.—London
It Sometimes Helps.
"It tells here in this paper about a
woman who has worked for a railroad
for twenty-five years as a watchman."
"Must be a good looker."—Judge's Li
Knicker—How do you know Jones is
Bocker—When he buttonholes you he
tries to do it up the back—New York
Very Good, Sir*
Father—How is It that I find you
kissing my daughter? Answer me, sir.
How is it?
Young Man—Fine, sir; fine.—Satire.
pity Poor Campaigner.
Heckler (to orator)—Hi, guv'nor, do
you support early closing?
Orator— Certainly I do. my friend.
Heckler—Then shut up.—Tit-Bits.
He Ought To.
"Do you think your father would ob
ject to my seeking your hand?
"Don't know, I'm sure. If he's any
thing like me he would." Tatler.
"What punishment did that default
ing banker get?"
»1 understand his lawyer charged
him $40,000. "—Pittsburgh Post
"I'm sorry to find the baroness out
Don't forget to tell her 1 called, will
you?" "No. sir: I'll tell her at once."-
Marjorie—We have acolytes in oar
church Little Mabel-That's nothing;
we have 'lectric lights in ours.-Boa
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■state of Washington, i
■ountv of Pend Oreille, >
By virtue of an order of sale and execution
ssued out of the Honorable Superior Court of
Spokane Countvon the lltn day of December,
1912. by the elern ihereot in the cane of L.
Thomas, plaintiff, vs Phil L slieand Mary Doe
eslie (her given name unknown. Mary Do« be
ns fictitious;, husband and wife, defendant*,
n"o. 36159, and to me, as sheriff, directed
md delivered,notice is hereby gjven that 1 will
iroceed to sell to the highest bidder, ior cash,
vithin the hours prescribed by law for sheriff's
•ales, to-wit. at 10:00 o'clock a m , on the 25th
lay of January, 1913, before the courthouse
loorof thesaid Pend Oreillecounty, in the state
>f Washington, the following described prop
erty, to-wit: Section 14, Township 30, Range
13. of in Pend Oreille county, Wash
mgton, to satisfy a judgment amounting to
"• ? 05. in fa\or <>f I. Th"iiiHsand against Phil
Leslie and Mary Doe Leslie (her given name
unknown. Mary Doe being fictitious), husband
and wife, with interes at 6 per cei.t t>er annum
from January, 12, 1912, and $10.00 attorney's ?ee
and $7 00 costs an<l increased costs
Given under my hand this 14th davof Decem
ber, 1912. B. F. Gardiner. Sheriff.
By A. L. Miller. Deputy
Plaint ff's atto neys, C. M. Delameter and J
G. Volmer. 33-6
INOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land Office at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,
Nov. 29, 1912.
Notice is hereby given that W'm. J. Carroll, of
Priest River, Idaho, who, on Oct. 1, 1910, made
Homestead Entry No. 04037, for seJ4
NW l 4 NW 1 SW*4 8W l 4 NW»4 NW%
Nj/j SWJ4 Section 12, Township
58 North, Range 5 West Boise Meridian, has
filed notice of intention to make five-year
proof, to establish claim to the land above de
scribed, before Ignatz Weil, U S. Commis
sioner, Saiidpoinr., Idaho, on the 6th dav of
Claimant names as witnesses: Aldo New
comb, john Harrison, Ole Olson and Jerry
Gleason, all of Priest River, Idaho.
i_ o i-i. W. H. Batting, Register.
State of Washington, i
County of Pend Oreille. >
By virtue of an execution issued out of the
Honorable Superior Court of the State of Wash
ington, for the County of Spokane, on the 27th
day of November, 1912, by the clerk thereof,
in the case of John A Allen vs. J. G Janosky,
No 37808, and to me, as sheriff, directed and
delivered, notice is hereby given that I will
proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash,
within the hours prescribed by law for sheriff's
sales, to wit, at 1:00 o'clock p. m., on the 4th
day of January, 1913, before the courthouse
door of said Pend Oreille county, in the state of
Washington, all the right, title and interest of
the said J. G. Janosky in and to the following
described property, to wit: Lot sixteen |16 | ,
block four | 4 | , Talmadge's addition to New
port, levied on as the property of J. G. Janosky,
to satisfy a judgment amounting to $1180 41 —
partial payment made the2oth day of Septem
ber, 1912, of $322 45, leaving balance of $867.96,
besides interest, costs and increased costs, in
favor of John A. Allen, plaintiff.
Given under my hand this sth day of December,
A. D., 1912. B. F Gardiner Sheriff.
By A. L. Miller, Deputy. 30-5
Sold by Gust. Johnson
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