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THE SAN JUAN ISLANDEI
O. H. CULVER, Editor
FRIDAY HARBOR, - WASH.
cf (be Week"
Judge Alton B. Parker says lie is not
a candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for governor of New York.
A small floating dock has been re
cently sent from the Tyne toLagos,
West Africa, where it will be employed
in lifting medium sized vessels.
C. B. Foster, district passenger agent
of the Canadian Pacific railway, of To
ronto, has been appointed assistant
general passenger aegnt, to succeed Mr.
E J. Coyle, reisgned.
Rabbits have become a serious plague
in the Antelope valley, near Los An
geles. Thousands of the pests have
been killed, with seeminlgy no dim
inution in the numberr of the pests.
Locomotive engineers on the Cana
dian Northern railroad have applied to
the department of labor at Winnipeg
for a board of conciliation to deal with
their demand for an increased wage
A meeting was held in Hamburg
recently by representatives of steam
ship lines running to the W Test Indies
and Mexico, at which a mutual agroe
nient as to passenger rates was ar
The McAlpin trophy in the national
shooting tournament at Sea Girt, N.
J., goes to the Buckeye state. The
team from Ohio rolled up a total of
1078 points out of a possible 1,200,
twenty-four points heard of the United
States infantry team, which took sec
A Peking dispatch says a famine is
threatened in the region between the
river and the great wall as the result
of floods which are destroying the rice
The wave prohibition in many
eastern sections of the country is gievn
as the cause of the failure of the Na
tional Bottlers' Supply company, of
Want advertisemens have been found
helpful by the navy department in its
recruiting work, and hereafter most of
the money available for that purpose
will be spent in that class of advertis
ing in preference to the display forms.
D. E. Palma in a 90-horsepower ma
chine at the Minnesota state fair broke
the world's record for a mile on a cir
culartrack, covering the distance in 51
seconds. The former record was 52
seconds, made by Walter Christie last
year on the same track.
The Pacific coast will have a direct
express boat line to Ancon, Canal Zone,
under plans just announced at San
Francisco, following the purchase of
three big steamships, the Ventura, So
noma and Sierra, by Harriman from
John D. Spreckels.
F. W. Clements brings news to Daw
son that much gold is being secured on
the Stewart river by primitive meth
ods. Many men, Mr. Clements says,
are rocking out grubstakes along the
Stewart. In the early days the Stew
art was one of the greatest grubstake
streams in the North.
Provision is being made by the war
department to increase the garrison at
Yellowstone national park. It is pro
posed to double the force. The recent
holdup by a lone highwayman of seven
tourist coaches calls attetnion to the
necessity of a more thorough supervi
sion of the park precincts.
WORLDS LARGEST WAR
Portsmouth, Eng., Sept. 12. —Amid a
scene of greatest brilliancy, the world's
largest war vessel, the English battle
ship St. Vincent, was launched here.
The St. Vincent is 19,250 tons displace
ment. The construction of this vessel
marks a new epoch in the construction
of warships and her performance will
be watched with interest. The effi
ciency of battleships of this class is
expected to be established by this ves
sel. The spectators cheered and count
less flags were waved as the St. Vin
cent met the waves. The Countess
Beauchamp performed the christening
KEIR HARDIES ADVICE
British Labor Leader Urges the American
Workmen to Try Politics.
New York, Sept. 15.—Keir Hardie.
one of the leading representatives of
labor in the British Parliament, was
applauded during his address before
the Central Federated Union, when he
urged American workmen to go into
"In England," he said, "we found
we were equally neglected after the
election whether we helped Conserva
tives or Liberals with our vote, and
then we sent direct representaties into
parliament with so many good results
that I would tire you if I tried to en
To Appeal Commodity Eecision
Washington, Sept. 15—United States
Attorney General Bonaparte has or
dered that an appeal be taken to the
supreme court of the United States
from the recent decision of the court
of appeals at Philadelphia declaring
Tmconstitutional the commodity clause
of the Hepburn act. The appeal will
«» presented early in October.
Washington State News
The first Western Washington fair,
held at Seattle, closed Saturday. It
was a success.
Tacoma has a new public market,
located on D. street, between Eleventh
A graivty water system is being in
stalled in Okanogan. Springs two
miles from the town are to be utilized
for the supply.
Harold F. Curtis has been appointed
secretary of the Washington state fair
commission to succeed George A. Gra
Seattle and Tacoma public schools
are badly overcrowded. In Seattle the
registration at the opening was 10 per
cent greater than had been estimated.
Ernest Cleveland, associate editor of
the World Today, has just purchased
ten acres of land under the Tieton ca
nal, paying $400 an acre. The price is
a record breaker for raw Tieton lands.
B S. Grosscup, Western counsel for
the Northern Pacific railroad, with
headquarters at Tacoma, has resigned
hiss position, to take effect Nov. 1.
Mr. Grosscup expects to engage in a
general law practice with offices at Ta
Bellingham is to have a free medi
Olympia Presbyterians dedicated
their new church Sunday last.
Within the next few days a contract
will be signed with the United Wire
less Telegraph company establishing a
station at Bellingham.
The wheat ranchers of the Big Bend
country have disposed of 175,000 bush
els of wheat, which they had pooled to
sell to the highest bidder. The price
received was 93 cents at Seattle, being
the highest price received in the Big
Bend for years.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul's
big bridge in course of construction
across the Columbia river at Beverly,
Douglas county, will be completed
within nienty days, according to state
ments by people from the scene of the
The annual convention of rural let
ter carriers occurred at Tacoma Mon
day. Carriers were present from King,
Skaigt, Spokane and Pierce counties.
Frank O. Rex, of Cheney, was elected
president, George O. Sickels, vice pres
ident and C. P. Fenton, Tacoma, sec
Standard Oil Files Answer
Chicago, Sept- 12.—The government's
contention thai, ignorance of a pub
lished rate is not a valid excuse for a
shipper to violate it is contested by
the Standard Oil Company in its
answer to the petition of the govern
ment for a rehearing in the $29,000,000
fine case, filed Thursday by the Rock
efeller counsel in the federal court of
appeals. The answer denies that the
supreme court has ruled that it was
the duty of the shipper to ascertain
the published rate, but declares that
the supreme court has ruled that the
shipper must adhere to the rates pub
lished. The answer denies that the
case should be reopened to establish
the number of alleged offenses.
Strange Fish in Aberdeen Waters
Aberdeen, Sept. 12. —A fish unknown
in the waters of Grays harbor was
caught in the lower bay in a salmon
net. The fishfs eighteen inches long,
sixteen inches wide and four or five
inches through. It has two fins, one
on the back and one on the belly, each
projecting about eight inches. The
fins are set between the center and
the tail, the tail being six inches long.
It has ears close to a small fin, the
ears being covered with a small finlike
protection. The mouth is oval like an
egg and no longer. TheFe are two
teeth in the jaws, a lower and upper
one. Its skin and scales are a black
SEATTLE MARKET REPORT
The following prices are offered to
the producer bj the local dealers for
delirery in round lots f. o. b. Seattle,
and are subject to change without no
Grain—Oats, $27® 27 >£ per ton;bar
ley, $firstname.lastname@example.org; wheat, chicken feed,
|29@S0; corn, $35.00.
Hay—Eastern Washington timothy,
$15@516 per ton; Puget sound hay,
$email@example.com; wkeat hay, $12; alfalfa,
Eggs—Select ranch, $31@32cdoz.
Poultry—Lire hens, 12® 13c per
lb; springs, 16® 17c.
Live Stock—Steers, 4}£@4^c per
lb; cows, 3)£@4c; wethers, 4^c;
lambs, sc; hogs, 6®7%c; veal, B%@
Wheat—Bluestem, 90c; club, 91c;
Poultry—Turkeys, dressed, 22@25c;
spring chickens, dressed, 18@20c;
hens, dressed, 16c.; ducks, live, 10c;
spring chickens, lire, 14c; geese,
fresh, dressed, 18c; squabs, live, $2.50
@3 doz; dressed, $3.50 dozs.
Butter—Washington, 80@31c; Ore
Eggs—Washington ranch, candled,
31@32c; Oregon, 25@26c.
Oats—s3oo3l; rolled oats, $Sl@B2.
Hay, Alfalfa, Etc.—Wheat hay, $14
@15; timothy, $18<S 19; mixed, $16®
17; wild, $11® 18, clover, $15® 16;
alfalfa, $12® 13.
Feed—Corn, $39®40; wheat, $81®
82; barley, whole grain, $2#®27;
rolled, $27®28; shorts, $28®29; bran,
RETURNS HAVE BEEN VERY
SLOW AND ARE STILL
Jones Wins in Senatorial Contest
by Large Majority Over Ankeny.
Cosgrove Gets Gubernatorial
Nomination on Second Choice
Republican and Democratic State
(Based on Unofficial Returns.)
United States Senator—W. L. Jones,
Republican; G. F. Cotterill, Democrat.
Governor—S. G. Cosgrove, Republi
can; John Pattison, Democrat.
Lieutenant Governor—M. E. Hay.
Republican; A. C. Edwards, Demo
Secretary of State—S. H. Nichols,
Republican; Otis Johnson, Democrat.
State Auditor—C. W. Clausen, Re
State Treasurer—E. K. Erwin, Re
Attorney General—W. P. Bell, Re
Land Commissioner—E. W. Ross,
Republican; Albert Schooley, Demo
State Superintendent—H. B. Dewey,
Republican; Eldridge Wheeler, Demo
Insurance Commissioner—J. H.
Schively, Republican; E. F. Master
Congress, First District—W. E.
Humphrey, Republican; C. H. Miller,
Congress, Second District—F. W.
Cushman, Republican; B. D. Brown,
Congress, Third District—Miles
Poindexter, Republican i William Good
Seattle, Sept. 12. —Returns from
the republican state primary are still
incomplete, but all the counties ex
cept one have been heard from.
Levi Ankeny, incumbent, is defeated
for United States senator by a decis
ive vote, as follows: W. L. Jones of
North Yakima, 32,129; Levi Ankeny,
Walla Walla, 17,058; W. H. Snell, Ta
The present governor, Albert E.
Mead, and Henry Mcßride, the two
leading candidates next to Cosgrove,
both concede the latter's nomination
The feature of the contest is the
fact that the second choice vote nom
inated Cosgrove. Nichols, Clausen,
Ross, Dewey and Schiveley are renom
inated. Miles C. Poindexter, nominat
ed for congress from the Third dis
trict, is to succeed Jones, who is nom
inated to the United States senate
The republican fight has been so hot
and there were so many names on the
primary ticket that the result of the
democratic primary has been lost sight
of altogether, and it may be another
day before the returns are totaled.
There was no contest except for the
gubernatorial and senatorial nomina
tions, and meager returns indicate the
probable nomination of George F. Cot
terill of Seattle for the United States
senate and John Pattison of Spokane
The non-partisan judicial ticket for
judges of the state supreme court re
sulted in the nomination of John E.
Humphries and Milo A. Root, repub
licans, of Seattle, and Stephen J. Chad
wick, of Colfax, democrat. Root is
now on the supreme bench.
On the republican governorship and
United States senatorship the great
battle was fought all over the state.
All other issues, save the question of
local option, were subservient to these
contests. That the question of local
option is settled to a great extent is
apparent from the returns at hand. It
is true that the republican platform
is committed to the local option idea,
but the fact that Mcßride was backed
by the liquor interests and received
such a heavy vote as to place him sec
ond in the race on second choice votes
and first in the race on first choice
votes leaves the liquor men sanguine
that only a "reasonable" local option
law will be passed in the next legisla
Governor Mead's closest friends ad
mit that the issue of local option and
racetrack gambling is to blame for his
defeat. Even in his own county he
barely scratched through and the vote
against him in many counties where
campaign managers believed him
strong fell off so surprisingly that no
other conclusion can be drawn.
King county was first and foremost
the battleground of the campaign. In
that county both Henry Mcßride and
Ankeny won by a heavy vote. That the.
King county agreement to support the
wishes of Senator Piles carried the
day cannot be disputed in the face of
the returns. That an insurgent move
ment to "get the scalp" of Senator
Piles will be made is freely predicted
by many politicians here.
Record Lumber Order Placed
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 12.—Both
the logging and lumber industries on
the British Columbia coast are exhibit
ing signs of a healthy improvement,
the result of increased demand from
the Canadian Northwest. Within the
past ten days one Northwestern yard
has placed a record order for 200 cars
of fir lumber from Coast mills, half of
which will be sawed at New Westmin
ster and half at the Chemainus mill, on
TERMINALS AT VICTORIA
Grand Trunk Pacific Secures Extensive
Water Front Property.
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 12—An
nouncement is made that the Grand
Trunk Pacific has purchased a valuable
piece of water front in the "Victoria
harbor at a cost of $150,000. The prop
erty adjoins the wharf o r the Alaska
Steamship company and Dominion
government wharf, and is 400 feet in
length, and is one of the most easily
points on the harbor.
The purchase will give the Grand
Trunk Pacicfi nearly as extensive facili
ties on the water front as the Canadian
Pacific railroad noW has. Significance
is lent to this by a statement made by
Hon. W. Templeman, a member of the
Dominion government in a speech,
when, in alluding to the subsidy grant
ed to the Vancouver Island Eastern
railway at the last ssesion, he said it
would give an opportunity for a con
nection to be made at Fort St. George
with the Grand Trunk Pacific, which
would make Victoria practically the
terminus of the transcontinental line.
The only other construction put up
on the purchase by the Grand Trunk
Pacific is that the company intends to
enter the coasting serivce as a rival of
the Canadian Pacific railroad, making
Victoira its Southern terminus, with
connections at Prince Rupert in the
CUMMINS YIELDS TO
Dcs Moines, lowa, Sept. 12.—Beaten
by the "revoters" who deadlocked the
legislature, Governor Cummins in a
voice that was "funereal and crepe
clad" asked his friends to cease press
ing him as a candidate for the short
term for United States senator and ac
cept the terms which the standpatters
offered. The progressives were forced
to submit. The extra session of the
legislature therefore adjourned to re
convene November 24 after the gen
eral election. It will then elect the
person to the senate receiving the larg
est vote at the primary in November.
The joint convention met at noon
Thursday and roll call disclosed the
fact that the standpatters were as firm
as ever, Mr. Cummins still lacking a
dozen votes of a majority. After the
convention dissolved a caucus of the
supporters of the governor was called
and the governor asked to be present.
Mr. Cummins read a statement to the
cy.ucus, in which he said that the party
success should stand above his per
sonal ambition, and that he believed
it best for party harmony that the leg
islature adjourn until after election.
The governor's counsels were finally
accepted and the peace agreement in
dorsed by all but Senators Allen and
Turner and Representatives Marston,
Van Houten and Weeks.
Leaders of the standpatters are feel
ing jubilant. They say they do not
want to be understood to oppose the
election of a United States senator for
the short term, but that they wanted
the people to declare themselves on
the matter of the candidates first.
As soon as it was certain the extra
session would adjourn without elect
ing a senator for the short term, the
anti-Cummins leaders began looking
around for an available candidate to
pit against Mr. Cummins for the pri
mary contest in November. G. N. Hau
gen of the Fourth district; Walter I.
Smith of the Ninth and ex-Governor
Jackson of Dcs Moines are being con
ALASKA LOSES COPPER
Valuable Beds in White River Eistrict Are
Dawson, Sept. 14.—Fred Reynolds
and other miners arriving in small
boats from the head of the White river,
report that the international American-
Canadian boundary s»rvey, running
along the 141 st meridian, crossed the
White river a few days ago. The es
tablishment of the permanent line
brought out the fact that the White
river copper deposits lie on the Cana
dian side. This means the capturing
of a rich prize by the Canadians. The
claims that are so far known quantities
are well within Candian territory.
The line, according to Reynolds,
crosses three miles above the lower
end of the second canyon.
The location of this line has been a
matter of great dispute, and there has
been much overlapping recording in
The properties affected are estimat
ed to be worth millions. The Guggen
heims, Bratnober and others represent
ing large American concerns, have had
agents there several seasons. Some of
the properties are- bonded.
The survey parties expect to leave
the front for the Coast via Dawson or
Whiteborse, September 20.
Popular Vote for Senator in Nevada
Reno, Nev., Sept. 12.—.—Chairman
Harry Humphries, of the Republican
state central committee, and Chairman
P. J. Somers, of the Democratic com
mittee, have formally entered into an
agreement binding the legislative can
didates of both parties to abide by the
popular vote for United States senator.
The agreement recites that resolutions
were passed by both conventions agree
ing to this manner of procedure, and
states that P. L. Flanigan and F. G.
Newlands are the candidates of the
Republican and Democratic parties.
Berber Casualties 3,000
Colomb Brehar, Sept. 12.—Further
details received here of the recent en
gagement between a French column
under Colonel Allix and the Berber
tribesmen at Boudainob show that the
Berber casualties numbered 3,000.
ERIES DISPUTE AMICA
Conference of Governors Decides
that Matters In Controversy Be
Submitted to the Federal Courts
for Decision—Suit to Restrain
Portland, Or., Sept. 14.—The con
ference between Gov. Albert E. Mead,
of Washington, and Gov. George E.
Chamberlain, of Oregon, concerning
the disputed rights of the two states
in the fisheries of the Colubmia river,
took place at 10 a. m., at the Oregon
hotel. There were present also Assist
ant Attorney General I. B. Knicker
bocker, Fish Commissioner John L.
Riseland and Deputy Fish Commis
sioner Link Burton, of Washington;
and Master Fish Warden H.C. McAllis
ter and the attorney general of Oregon.
At the conference, the Oregon fish
ing laws were considered in connection
with the articles by which the state
was admitted into the Union. These
artitcles confer on the state of Oregon
concurrent jurisdiction over the Co
lumbia river from shore to shore, as
also do the articles by which Washing
ton became a state. The Washington
delegation agreed with Gov. Chamber
lain that the Oregon authorities had
only one course to follow, and that is
to enforce the written statutes.
The conference, however, led to an
understanding between the representa
tives of the two states that a test case
should be brought in the federal court
and their respective rights be deter
mined by litigation.
*"I came down here to acoid a fight
and posssible bloodshed," said Gov.
Mead after the conference, "and I
think I have accomplished this result.
I have instructed Assistant Attorney
General Knickerbocker to bring suit in
the federal court to determine the
rights of the states in the matter. A
restraining order against the Oregon
authorities will be asked for, and if
this is granted, the Wsahington fisher
men can continue their fishing without
molestation until the case has been
fought out in court.
"This was the understanding we
reached after a thorough discussion of
the matter at the conference. Any
compromise was impossible, for there
is a direct conflict of the laws in the
two states, ours permitting fishing af
ter September 10, while the Oregon
laws declare a closed season during
the same time. Neither of us could
change the law or agree to disregard
our plain duty in the matter. The only
solution wsa to throw the matter into
the federal coruts. The Oregon author
ities did not 'agree' to this plan, for
it was out of their province to agree,
but they also wish to avoid an open
breach between the states and will
treat the matter liberally.
"We expect to start the suit quickly,
so that there need be no further con
flict between the Washington fishermen
and the Oregon authorities. A num
ber of rrests have been made in Wash
ingtonawaters, and if this continues
there will certainly be serious trouble.
For that reason we hope to secure a
restraining order at once. Thus far
the Oreogn officials have not been rad
ical in their actions. Although a num
ber of arrests have been made, the fish
ermen have not been 'taken into Ore
gon, but have been simply released on
their own recognizance."
WOMEN DONATE ISLAND
Government Given Constitution Island by
Mrs. Sage and Miss Warner.
Oyster Bay, Sept. 12. —Constitution
island, in the Hudson river off West
Point, has been presented to the Unit
ed States goTsernment by Margaret
Olivia Sage, widow of Russell Sage,
and Miss Anna Bartlett Warner, to be
added to lue United States military
reservation of West Point and used by
the United States military academy.
President Roosevelt has accepted the
gift on behalf of the nation. Repeated
efforts to have the federal government
purchase the island have failed. A
bill appropriating $175,000 to buy it
passed the senate, but never passed
the house. Mrs. Sage in her letter to
President Roosevelt, in which she
makes the gift, says that in view of
the pecuniary sacrifice made by Miss
Warner in refusing to sell the island
to private parties at a price much
larger than that at which she proposed
to sell it to the government she has
made Miss Warner a donor with her
self of the property to the United
State Had $319,417 Cash Sept. 1
Olympia, Sept. 12.—State Auditor C.
W. Ciausen has made public his Aug
ust report of state finances, which
shows general fund receipts of $141,
--184; special fund receipts of $141,953;
general fund expenditures of $172,702;
special fund expenditures of $192,310,
and cash on hand in the general fund
September 1 of $319,416. Of the re
ceipts but $61,600 came in direct state
Scottish Commission Touring Dominion
New Westminster, B. C, Sept. 10.
—The commission of Scottish agricul
turists, who are now touring the Do
minion in the interests of farmers' in
stitutes in Scotland, will reach this
city on Thursday of next week. The
commission will spend several days in
the dsitrict. There are twenty per
sons in the commission.
LOOTED BY BEACHCOMfI^
Nearly Everything Movable Tak*
Wrecked Steamship Saratov
Seattle, Sept. 12.—Looted of
thing that could be carried awavJ^'
washes and beachcombers the '
ship Saratoga is a shadow of h*^'
mer self as she rests on the rocU N
Valdez, according to advices r»
by Capt. E. C. Genereaux of 2^
Francisco board of underwrite* au
Alaska. The Saratoga was
last spring in a snowstorm on .
reef at teh north end of Busby ; i
in Prince William sound. ' She 1
high on the rocks at full speed***l
after she was abandoned by the n T^
writers was left for two months * T
out a watchman. Then the looted
in their work and unseen hands
moevd from the once popular T *
all the gear, boats, tackle and 2
movable things valued to the am
of almost $10,000 m °^
After practically all hope had h*>
abandoned of ever doing anthyiug JJ?
the wreck, two local divers, backed?
local capital, agreed to float the S ar
toga and bring her to Seattle for a J?"
centage of her value after arrival he
These men report to Capt. General
that they are making good ltto "
and do not anticipate any trouble vhm
it comes to floating her. They are
moving the ore and coal f rom J"
holds before making any attemnt i
get her off the rocks. V °
State Convention Is Held Under Minority
Seattle, Sept. 10.— The state Prohibi
tion party met yesterday afternoon in
Egan'B hall in thn Arcade building and
nominated its ticket in conformance
with the direct primary law clause re
garding nominations by minority par.
ties. There was an attendance of about
thirty delegates. Many of these repre
sented by proxy the other counties of
the state, as the county convention
falls upon the same day.
The following ticket was nominated:
Presidential electors—T. E. Webb
D. D., North Yakima; J. W. Lockhart'
M. D., St. John; W. B. Eakin, Spo
kane ; H. C. Byron, Bellingham; C. C,
Representatives in congress—N. U.
Blackmore, Ellensburg; Harold King
Rockhill, Tacoma; A. H. Sherwood,
Governor—A. S. Caton, Olympia.
Lieutenant Governor—l. N. Emer
Secretary of state—Walter F. Mc-
State auditor—Carl H. Reeves, Se
State treasurer—Edward 0. B. Nu
Attorney general—E. T. Trimble,
Commissioner of public lands—J.K.
Elmore, North Yakima.
Superintendent of public instruction
—Prof. Bever, North Yakima.
Insurance commissioner—E. E. Pelz,
ONLY GIVE INFORMATION
American Federation Officers Deny Having
Taken Sides in Politics.
Washington, Sept. 14.—The execu
tive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor has unanimously adopted
the report of the labor representation
"We shall in the future," says the
report, "as we have in the past, shape
our course upon a non-partisan basis.'
The attitude of the council toward
President Gompers' psoition in the
campaign is epxressed in the report as
"We desire to refute here the asper
sions cast upon the exectuive council,
particularly upon one fo its members,
President Gompers, that it is our pur
pose, or his, to dictate to the working
people of our country how they should
cast their votes in the coming election, .
nor has anyone promised the vote of
the workingmen to any particular par
ty. We have strongly, clearly and em
phatically, as it was our duty, present
ed the situation in which the working
men of the country find themselves, the
demands which labor has made upon
both political parties as to necessary
action which they should take, the
treatment they have received, and have
appealed to the judgment and patriot
ism of the working people and the
friends of labor throughout the coun
try, since both political parties have
spoken, to make their choice as con
science may dictate. We have so con
ducted and propose so to conduct our
course that the labor movement shall
remain as free and independent fro^
political partisan domination as it ha»
ever been n its history."
State Commission Announces Valuation
- • Placed on Washington Lines.
Olympia, Wash., Sept. Railroad
property in -the state is assessed »J
1119,525,483, telegraph companies at
1422,834, and street railway companies
at about $25,000,000, by the state
board of tax commisisoners, according
to figures given out by Commissioner
J. E. Frost. These do not include tne
Tacoma Eastern railroad, which figures
have not been completed. ,
These assessments are made by tß
commission for the first time this year
and are all based upon a 60 per cen
Valuation. : Notices have been sent o»
to the corporations notifying them »
the assessments in advanoeof the mee
ing of the state board of equaliz*"^
The assessment of railroad prop^JJ
!is about $75,700,000 increase over i^
valuation of last year and the fig^
are based largely upon 60 per cen;
what the railroad: commission fow»>
was the present value of the roads. .
The Northern Pacific assessment*
$66,000,000, Great Northern 135^
OOOJcQR^ N. $3,900,000, Spot"**
Portland & Seattle $$8,000,000.