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Washington State Journal
AIND ADAMS COUNTY NEWS
Dr. I. IN. Habecker
VETERINARY SURGEON and DENTIST 1
It located permanently in Ritzville.
OFFKE: Harris Livery Stable.
DR. F. R. BURROUGHS '
Physician and Surgeon '
OFFICE—Second St., bet. D and E |
RITZVILLE. Wash. j
C. W. BICE, M. D. |
Physician and Surgeon v
OFFICE—Second floor Gritman Block.
Phone 323. Night calls promptly
attended to from office. s
RITZVILLE - - WASH, j t
DR. DAVID A. MEWIT \
Physician and Surgeon t
All calls answered, day or night. '
Office—First National Bank Building <
C Street, Ritzville, Wash. ,
0. R. HOLCOMB
Attorney and j
Counselor at Law (
Will practice in all the U. S. Courts
and departments and all Washington -
Courts. Office—Ritzville, Wash.
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C. W. RATHBUN
Prosecuting Attorney ,
of Adams County, j
Office: Court house, 1
RITZVILLE, Wash. 1
G. E. LOVELL EDWARD A. DAVIS
LOVELL & DAVIS
Lawyers Notary Public
OFFlCE—Upstairs First National Bank
Building. RITZVILLE, Wash.
DR JOHN JOHNSTON
J. C. MOGAN
Attorney at Law
One door south of First National Bank.
RITZVILLE - - WASH.
J. J. JOYCE
Jobbing promptly attended to.
Second St., Concrete Block,
RITZVILLE - • WASH.
Geo. F. Christensen, Pres.
O. E. ZENT, Sec. And Treas.
ADAMS COUNTY ABSTRACT CO.
INSURANCE AND ABSTRACTS
Rooms 1 and 2, Tinnel Block,
Phone, Main 523. RITZVILLE, Wash.
COL. WM. F. YOHNKA,
Speaks German and English
Journal ■ Herold Publishing Co.. Rttzvlle
J. M. Kauffman
Is My Business...
Safety guaranteed. I have all neces
sary apparatus and machinery for
transporting large structures on short
notice. Excavating ■ specialty.
C. E. Abegglen, D. 0.,
Makes a specialty of the diseases of
women and children. Calls answered
pay or night, Office next door to
Increasing Use of the National Forests
Methods Used by the Interior Department for the Preservation and
Conservation of the Remaining Timber
"Within three decades after the first
Federal recognition of forestry, and
sixteen years from the date when the
first 'timberland reserve' was created,
there have been established, in the
interest of the whole people, 150 mil
lion acre's of National Forests, effect
ively protected against fire and tres
pass, and thrown open on advantageous
terms to the use of the public," Thus
reads the annual review of forest
work in the Year-book of the Depart
ment of Agriculture: "Forests have
so large a place in the national life
that in some measure every citizen
shares the benefits which attend suc
cessful effort to preserve, restore, or
establish them. Yet it will always
be the Western industries which will
most profit from the presence of the
existing National Forests, upon whose
resources—mainly wood, water, and
range—they are largely dependent.
TheGovemment always favors settlers
and home builders and prior users,
both by granting free use of timber
and by encouraging small sales. The
Fiscal year Area of Total Total pendi- Gain Deficit
(July Ito National gross reve- expend- Gain Deficit. ture per per
June 30). Forests nue. iture. t>er acre. acre.
1901-2 69,966.090 $26,431.87 $326,000.00 $299,668.13 $0.0064 10.0060
1902-3 62.962,849 46,838.08 300,013.60 264.176.42 .0048 .0040
1903-4 63,027,884 68,436.19 379,160.40 320.714.21 .006 0061
1904-6 86,693,422 73,276.16 608.886.00 436,609.86 .0069 0060
1906-6 106,999,138 767,219.00 979,619.00 212,800.00 .0091 0020
1906-7 160,831,666 1,630,321.88 1,401,662.19 $128,669.69 0093 $0.0009
'' In disposing of timber on the Na
tional Forests, every effort has been
made to meet the local conditions in
each Forest and in the different oarts
of 'each Forest where the character
of the timber and the market require
spec ial consideration. This has been
done not only by varying the size of
the trees which are cut under the sales
in accordance with the kind of timber
and the situation, but by supplying
the needs of the people in each vicinity
with the particualr kind of timber re
quired by them in their industries.
"The institution of a charge for
grazing in the Forests with the adopt
ion of regulations to prevent damage to
the range and with satisfactory allot
ments of territory, both between the
cattle owners and between individual
owners of the same kind of stock,
were important accomplishments of the
"Planting operations are at present
centered in 8 nurseries within or near
as many different forests. There are
now on hand a total of 6,000,000 seed
lings, and 760 acres wete planted in
the spring of 1907. FBur of the nurs
eries have been established long
enough to grow seedlings of size for
SAYS HE SAW OSBORNE
Jos. C. Barto was in the city Tues
day from Everett, where he now makes
his home.. Ur. Barto was a caller at
the Record office and mentioned hav
ing met Harley Smith, a former resi
dent of this place, before his depart
ure from Everett Monday. Smith told
him about meeting S. A. OBborne
the missingWilsoncreek business man
and rancher in Snohomish about two
months ago. Smith was engaged in
painting a sign for a business house
at that place when Osborne came
along the street. Smith recognized
Oborne and hailed him and the two
had a chat. Finally Oborne excused
himself saying that he wished to get a
check cashed and was going to hunt up
someone to indentify him at the bank.
He came back a little while later and
told Smith he had been successful in
his mission and displayed some money
to bear out the fact. After a short
stop he passed on up the street in the
direction in which Smith saw him
come. Smith did not see him again.
He is 'quite positive, however, says
Mr. Barto, that it was after his disap
pearance from Mt. Vemon and near
as he can remember the about middle
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 32, 1907.
business of the Natiaonal Forests
must increase largely; for so vast are
the resourses of timber and niinerals,
and the opportunities for various busi
ness enterprises and for the develop
ment of power and irrigation, that the
utilization of the Forests can be said
to have only fairly begun. _
*' Throughout the year marked pro
gress has been made in securing the
most prompt, simple, and precise bus
iness methods, and bringing the forest
officers in the field and, through
them,the public into closer touch with
the aims of the Government in the for
est policy. On January 1, 1906, the
area of the Nation)-1 Forests was 977,-
73,617 acres,and on Oecembr 21, 1906,
127,154,371 acres; but the receipts
increased in greater proportion—from
$273,660 in 1905 to $1,004,185 in 1906.
In addition, 15,000 permits, to near
by settlers and ranchmen, were grant
ed free of charge to the value of $75, -
000. The progress of National Forest
administration in business matters is
indicated by the following table:
"Better faciilties for communica
tion, through public and private tele
phone lines now being constructed, and
the improvement of roads, will be of
the greatest assistance in the conduct
of forest business, and especially in the
control of fires. The use of the for
ests by the public will also be stimu
lated by the marking of roads and
trails giving the direction and dis
tance to the nearest town, ranch or
"The record of 1906 as confirmed by
the business success of the technical
side of forestry. When, through stud
ies now under way, a better knowledge
of the growth and habits of our west
ern trees is secured and the forests
have been brought, through the util
ization of ground at present occupied,
to greatly increased productiveness,
still larger benefits may be expected."
The article, "Progress of Forestry
in 1906," illustrated, of which the
above is an extract, has been issued,
together with a directory of forest offi
cers, associations, and schools in pam
phlet form. It can be had upon appli
cation to the Forester, Forest Sirvice,
Washington, D. C.
of August. If such is the ease, this
will be the first clue that has been
found to Mr. Osborne's whereabouts
since "his disappearance. His family
and friends have lost all hope of find
ing him and if the story told by Smith
proves true they will know where to
begin their search xor the missing
1 WILL SPRA6UE AGAIN BE
A DIVISION POINT?
Northern Pacific surveyors have
> pitched camps on the N- P. reserve
> on the eaat end of First street. The
i force is a large one, four tents being
I necessary to house them. They are
i noncommital as to their purpose here,
i but are doing most of their work east
of Sprague. The theory is advanced
I that they are working on a connecting
i line with the P. &S. southeast of
In the past three months several
! crews of N. P. surveyors have made
i surveys of the old site upon which
stood the machine and round
s | house of the N. P. in early days when
■! Sprague was a division point. The
• N. P. still retains all this ground
•; and more, and, as in the past, now re
fuses to sell any part of it.
Many are of the opinion that
Sprague will toon /gain be a divis
ion point. A prominent railroad man
who was in Sprague recently made
the statement to friends that he was
almost positive that Sprague would be
a freight division point, connecting
with Sand Point on tne east and Pasco
on the west.—l.T.
WHEAT CROP IS WORTH MILLIONS
TACOMA, Oct. 18.—Sta'e Grain
Inspector Arrasmith, in a statement
given out today, says that at least
weath were har
vested in Washington this season.
The farmers are getting from 60 to
70 cents a bushel at the warehouses
of the east side. Splitting the dif
ference and calling the mean price 65
cents, this will give them $26,000,000
for this seasons wheat crop.
The export price at tide water
ranges from 80 to 85 cents a bushel.
Making the mean export price 82J
cents, the wheat raised in Wasihngton
will bring into the state $33,000,000.
which includes the $26,0000, that goes
directly to the farmers who grew it.
This is one of the biggest financial
harvests the farmers of Washington
have ever had, and it means great
\ prosperity all over the Inland Em
The amount of wheat damaged by
the excessive rains during harvest I
time and the Vreshing period was
greatly overestimated at the time.
Mr. Arrasmith said today that the
most extravant estimate woul* not
put this amount at more than 5,000,000
"And strange to say," said h e,
'' the east side farmers are getting
more for this damaged grain this year
| than they got last year for their
The damaged grain is selling at
tide water at from 2 to 5 cents a bu- i
shel less than the undamaged wheat.
The most of this damaged train is
merely discolored, though here and
there a shipment finds its way to sea-,
ports, in which the kernels of the
wheat are slghly soft.
In giving an idea where this $26,-j
000,000 paid to the farmers ofWashng
ton for this season's crop will go,
Chief Deputy Grain Inspector King
this afternoon furnished the Post-In
telligencer with a table showing the
acreage and yield by counties of the
wheat growing sections. It is as
' Counties No. of acres. Bushels
Garfield 45,000 900,000
Columbia 35,000 770,000
Walla Walla .... 200,000 5,000,000
i Whitman 375,000 8,260,000
i Spokane 100,000 2,000,000
! Lincoln 300,000 6,000,000
, Adama 275,000 «,050,000
Douglas 275,000 4,960,000
Franklin 200,000 4,000,000
' Benton 80,000 1,200,000
' Klickitat 75.000 1,125,000
'j Yakima 40,000 600,000
| Totals 2,000,00040,845,000
RECORD IN WHEAT PRICES
Walla Walla, Wash.—The wheat
market here reached the highest point
today that it has at this season in
manv years. Buyers are offering as high
•8 80 cnets, f. o. b. cars. Few sales
have been reported, because of dealers
wanting to buy and pay when the
grain is shipped. Dealers assert the
car shortage is playing havoc with
the market. Buyers have gone the
limit with their credit, and until the
wheat already purchased can be
moved, and money paid the dealers
will not be in shape to offer cash for
wheat receipts. Club is quoted at 78
cents. Good barley is )1.05 per hun
dred and brewing $1.70.
ft chlldrmnt •afm. Mire. No oplafs
FOLEYSHWrer« rf IAR
(an* Gold*l Prtnati PiMumeili
ThePIONCER NATIONAL BANK
Capital $75,000.00 Surplus $25,000.00
O. H. Greene, President.
C. E. Shipman, Vice-Presideut.
W. H. Martin, Cashier.
Safety Deposit Vault Separate for Customers.
D US IN E SSCO L LEG L
TENTH AND MORRISON STREETS, PORTLAND, OREGON
A. P. ARMSTRONG, LL. 8., PRINCIPAL
Educates for success in a short time ami at small expense, anil sends each s<
dent to a position as soon as competent. Quality is our motto, and reputation I
thorough work brings us over ltK) calls per month for office help. Individual i
strnction insures rapid progress. We teach the loose leaf, the card Index, t
voucher and other modern methods of bookkeeping. Chartier is our shorthan
easy, rapid, legible. Beautiful catalogue, business forms and penmanship free
write today. References: any merchant, any bank, any newspaper in Portland
The Public is hereby informed that I have opened a
on Second street, next to the first National Bank,
where all work is done satisfactorily and at mod
Cleaning and Repairing,
of Gents' and Ladies' Garments a Specialty.
Yours for business
RIGHT RUBBER GOODS
AT RIGHT PRICES
The season is at hand when a variety of rubber goods are in demand.
This is a line in which price is an imperfect guide- The name of the
maker and the reputation of the dealer counts more.
In keeping with our policy to protect the interests of our customers in
all respects, we select rubber goods with care. While it is necessary to
handle more than one grade, we sell these goods for just what they are,
and recommend the purchase of the best.
Hot Water' Bottles, Syringes,
H. E,. GRITMAN
Druggist and Stationer
RITZVILLE FLOURING MILLS
M. Thomsen, Pres. VV. H. Kreager, Manager
Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or in bulk.
Manufacturers of the celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All grocers sell it»
Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels.
First National Bank
Capital and Surplus, 9150,000
Is the oldest, largest National Bank in Adams county,
Offers its customers every facility consistent with conservative
Places loans for term of years on farm and city property under
especially favorable contracts. ——
Pays interest on time deposits:
Its officers are experienced and courteous and its directors are
among the most substantial business men in the county.
J. D. BASSETT, President I). K. LOOSE, Vice President
A. T. KENDRICK, Cashier