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Washington led in 1906 in the production of lum
ber, with 4,305,053,000 feet; it was three times
that of 1899 and approximated twice the output of
any other state.
Preliminary plans have have been completed by
the central committee of Spokane county to bring
the democratic state convention to Spokane in
1908, the committee having charge of the arrange
ment being composed of ,H. D. Merritt, secretary
and candidate for congress; Dr. P. S. Byrne, chair
man and candidate for governor, and Floyd L. Dag
get, formerly mayor of Spokane. They and a
number of prominent delegates will attend a meet
ing of the executive committee at Seattle, Jan. 8,
to make a bid for the big gathering. Mr. Merritt
has taken up the matter with the 150,000 club of
Spokane, which has more than 4,000 members.
F. H. Gaston, the secretary, says the organization
will do all in its power to assist in securing the
convention to meet there next year. It has been
eight years since Spokane had a democratic state
convention, and in the meantime the cities of the
sound have been honored.
The Washington Live Stock Association closed
its two days' convention at Spokane last week with
election of officers: President, A. J. Splawn, North
Yakima; Vice President, E. F. Benson, Prosser;
Treasurer, F. M. Rothrock, Spokane; Secretary,
Frank H. Gohlke, Spokane.
Executive committee, William Duling, Garfield;
Peter McGregor, Colfax; C.C. Churchill, Ellensburg;
M. McDonald, Walla Walla; Dr. S. B. Nelson, Pull
man; Paul Clagstone, Clagtone, Idaho; 0. C. Can
field, Whitebird, Idaho.
County vice presidents: Adams, N. Ankeny and
A. J. Hooper, Hooper; Benton, Bertßyam, Prosser;
Columbia, R. A. Jackson, Dayton; Douglas, George
Urquhart; Kittitas, Dr. A. Z. Dammon, Ellensburg;
Lincoln, Fred Stooke; Okanogan, G. W. Loudan,
Loomis; Spokane, J. L. Smith, Spokane; Stevens,
J. T. Bitteradge, Valley; Walla Walla, G. D. Gibson,
Walla Walla; Yakima, Elmer Marks, North
Yakima; Whitman, M. C. Gray, Pullman.
The association indorsed the Alaska-Yukon-
Pacific Exposition at Seattle in 1909 and the Fat
Live Stock show at Portland in 1908, also commended
the work of the U. S. Reclamation service in the
state of Washington and urged the extension of the
work. Confidence was expressed in the banking
institutions, and the leasing of grazing land was
The chief address was by Joseph E. Wing of
Chicago, who said there is no reason why this dis
trict should not produce just as good or better
horses than France, as everything is in the breed
ers' favor. Prof. B. E. Elliott of the Washington
state college said it is more practical to raise mules
for farm work than horses.
and Save Money
"WE HAVE THE EARTH
In Sufficient Quantities to Supply Homes For All."
Also B. C. Timber Lands
Hammond & McDermont
City and Farm Property For Sale
Will Open Next Week
See Me for Holiday Goods, Watch
making and Repairing
Schweitzer Uhrenmacher Konnen Sic Finden
Estray Notice—Came to my place about two
weeks ago, two small pigs. Owner please call and
pay charges and take same away, Al Lynch.