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Instruments Filed During the
Week With the County
<>< tOBESR 1, 1001)
Ira owen and wife to \V. S. Halsh,
lot 4, blk 26. Maiden. $1975.
Mrs. Lizzie Reed to Mattie I. Reed,
nwq 21-18-44, $1.
Sylvester J. Scott and wife to BdW.
Hosletter, part 27-18-44, $9250.
Elfa E. Bale and wife to Goo.
lloagland, par! eh D«q 7-17-45, swij
nwq 8-17-45, $3000.
Jno. O'Connor and wife to A. J.
Smith et al, part sections 27, 28 In
Geo. O. Jones ami wife to Jno.
O'Conor, sh seq, seq swq 28-20-42,
swq 27-20-42 (except), $12,700.
W. S. Humphrey to J. A. Hum
phrey, nh swq 14-17-13, $1.
Thos. Neil! and wife to Ira C.
Draper and wife, lot 14, blk 80, Col
lege Hill add, Pullman, $50.
Harry Douglas and wife to Thos.
Neill, lot 14, blk 30, College Hill
Mid, Pullman, $50.
E. 11. Lettorman and wife to Jas.
Neill. lot 6, blk 26, Pullman, $75.
David W. Goff to Elmer L. John
son, 13-36 interest, lots 9, 10, 11, blk
19, Colfax, $3600.
Ralph Leonard and wife to Stella
Burkhart, lots 1, 2, 3, blk 21,
Mumm's add, Rosalia, $1.
C. G. S. Henkel and wife to Geo.
13. Thompson et al, \vh seq 27-19-39,
Elizabeth E. Dyer et al to Chicago,
Milwaukee A Puget Sound Railway
Co., part seq 89-20-42, $1300.
Jane Lloyd to Chas. E. Scrlber,
fair grounds in 10-16-48, lease.
Geo. Hoagland and wife to Elfa i:.
Hale, iwq nwq 8-17-45, part eh neq
J. P. Buraon and wife to Citizens
State Bank, lot 1, n 32 feet of lot 2,
blk 9, Huffman'! 2nd add, Tekoa,
Wm. O. Carle? and wife to A.
Grob, lot 9, blk 28, Colfax, $500.
A. B. Nordyke and wife to Colfax,
Nat'l Bank, lots 1, 2, neq nwq, soq
nwq, neqswq, 7-15-13, $2500.
Oliver Wilson et al to Eleanor
Truax Harris, eh 19-13-38, $8000.
W. W. Green and wife to F. A.
Davis, lots 5, <;, blk 11, w. c. Mo-
Coy's add, Oakeadale, $225.
S. T. Moffet to A. li. Lyman, 2-3
crop on 15-14-38, $1500.
E. M. Durfee to Citizens State
Bank, livestock, etc., $1200.
J. B. Bass to 1. S. Woods, crop on
land on reservation, $1200.
Lloyd H. Palmer to W. C. Morrow,
livestock, 2-3 crop on swq 20-17-4 0,
eh 29-17-40, $500.
A. B. Nordyko to Colfax Nat'l
Bank, livestock, machinery, $2500.
E. G. Stevens to Colfax Nat'l Bank
Dan'l Green to Bank of Endicott,
livestock mochiuery, 2-3 crop on nh
A. W. Laird to Geo. C. Jewett,
Chas. E. Borlber to Whitman Co.
Agricultural & Fair Assn., lease.
Peter J. Larson, Gdn., to Chas.
Hurshman, real mtg.
Gong Lee to llolman Griffith, real
Jno. Carr to Ira Owen, real mtg.
Philip Creasor to Jas. Campbell,
Gilbert Hunt Co. to B. Torsen,
Gilbert Hunt Co. to Barney Torsen,
Vermont Loan & Trust Co. vs C.
W. Rathburn et al, lis pendens.
Inland Milling ft Feed Co., increas
ing capital stock from $1500 to $10,
A. J. Smith et al to Jno. O'Con
Bills of Sale
David W. Goff to Elmer L. John
son, Interest in livery barn, $1600.
Jane Lloyd to Chas. B. Scriber,
buildings, etc., on fair grounds, $1.
Thos. Standley to Paul Stand ley,
threshing outfit, $400.
Mrs. W. E. Brown to W. T. Mat
ney, restaurant outfit, $60.
OCTOBER 2, 1900
Herbert W. Goff and wife to Robt.
J. Park, part nh 19-17-40, $3000.
Lovena A. Fleener and husband to
Pullman Improvement Co., lot 2,
blk 16, Reaneys 2nd add, Pullman.
F. R. Miller and wife to Jno. A,
Ledbetter et al. lots 4, 5. C, 7, blk 2,
West's Ist add. Rosalia, $2000.
Olive Walters and husband to Jno.
P. Redfern. lots 1. 2, blk 4, Farming
Ernest Matkin to J. P. Redfern,
1-6 interest In lots 1, 2, blk 4, Farm
iffl« Attalner Campbell and hus
band to Jno. C. Maloney, lot 21,
| McGee'a subdivision, swq 32-15-45,
Philip Green and wife to Henry
Green, part nh nwq 34-17-41, $2000.
F. L. Gordon and wife to Robt.
Hacklt, sh swq 12-14-38, $2000.
Martha S. Hunt to Luella H.
Smith, lot 5, blk 4, Reaney's Ist add,
Ludwig Koenlg and wife to First
Savings & Trust Bank of Whitman
County, neq 23-16-44, tract in 24
Robt. Hackltt to F. L. Gordon, sh
swq 12-14-38, $1300.
(has. .1. Skeel to Natl. Hank of
Palousc, livestock, $150.
p. A. Mason to . Nell E. Nelson,
2000 bushels wheat on 13-18-41,
L. A. Bonney to A. Eccles, live
stock, 2-3 crop on swq, sh nwq 26
David T. I lain et al to Jno. Kerk
man, real mtg.
Huntley Merc. Co. to J. H. Burns,
R. F. Cummins to S. B. Shields,
A. Ecelea to J. H. Forest, chat.
A. EScclea to L. A. Bonney, chat.
First Xat'l Bank of Washtucna to
I. S. Thomas, chat.
Pullman State Bank to Kenneth
.1. A. Ebbert to H. G. DePledge,
power of atty.
OCTOBER i, 1900
A. J. Baldwin and wife to Julia
Baldwin, lots 10, 11, blk 35. Maiden,
Cynthia A. Smith and husband to
Thos. Gouge, tract in G«rfield, $2700.
Railway Land & Improvement Co.
to Albert E. Wood, lot 12, blk 34,
urvey of Steptoe, $150.
Wm. Wood and wife to Clyde W.
Wood, lot 2 of 6-16-43, $1.
Alice King and husband to Viola
Muir, sen seq 32-18-40, $240.
Pullman Lodge No. 29 I. O. O. F.
11 C. O. Kellogg, lot 43, cemetery, $20
Robt. Wills to Win. Mitchell, lot
2, blk 21, Lamont, $175.
M. H. Benson and wife to Wm.
Mitchell, lot i, blk 21, Lament, $525.
Milwaukee Land Co. to A. J. Bald
win, lots 10, 11. blk 35, Maiden, $300
, J. W. Hereford to Robt. McNeilly,
neq _'.". 16-4 2, nwcj 30-16 43, $14,
M. C. Morrow to R. P. Loomis, lot
8, bib 18, Maiden, $1200.
Jas. M. Warmouth and wife to L.
F. Person, tract in 33-18-45, $2000.
Jesse L. Crawford and wife to Ed.
Roberts, lots 9, 10, blk 65, Sam']
Simpson's add, Qarfield, $3000.
Robt. McNeiliy to First Savings &
Trust Bank of Whitman county, neq
25, swq 32-1G 42, eta nwq, lots l, 2, of
Merrill S. Oakes and wife to Thos.
Stewardson, neq 3-18-41, $1500.
Lelaad Baylor to L. B. Smith, live
J. W. Berry to G. C. Randall, crop
on sh son 16-41-5, $140.
J. B. Smith to W. W. Shields,
J. P. Hagaman to E. S. Stenroth,
livestock, 1600 bushels wheat on swq
C. B. Ennis to Nels E. Nelson,
Vernon Brooks to Nat'l Bank of
Palouse, livestock, $100.
G. P. Childers to Nat'l Bank of
Palmist', livestock, meat shop outfit,
Peter N. Johnson to J. C. Wilson,
B. R. Ostrander to Jos. Ruark, real
W. J. Davidson to Jas. F. Miller,
Maiden State Bank to J. Terry
Jackson, real mtg.
A. C. Case to Jno. V. Goss, real
F. J. Hayfleld el al vs. Chai. Pears
et al, Ms pendent,
Jno. Ellwart to Ivlw. Shields, chat.
Jao, Ellwart to W. G. Dodson,
Floyd Wilson to Thos. Yant, chat.
Frank B. Babcock to R. Lower? ct
Hay Merc. Co. to L. F. Buff, chat.
Hay Merc. Co. to Mrs. Ruth Paul,
Gilbert Hunt Co. to J. T. With
row, three chats.
S. I). Kinder, Admr, to Merrill S.
Oakes and wife, partial release real
Palouse State Bank to Arno Ai
brecht, partial release chat.
Conditional Hills of Role
Kohlcr & Chase to Chas, Whitham,
Carey Safe Co. to Nat PI Ripley,
■ safe, $150.
Carey Safe Co. to O. V. Bryson,
safe, $100. . ' '
Hills of Sale
I K. t'lapp to G. F. Chllders, half
Interest in butcher business and live
Arno Albrecht to Childerafc Clapp,
butcher business $1250.
Warner implement Co. articles of
J. W. Hereford to The Public, affi
OCTOBER 0, 1000
Wm. H. Millspaugh to A. L. Stew
ard, lot 7, blk 1, Perkins" 2nd add,
Ellen E. White and husband to
Roxcy A. Young, lots 2, 3, blk 25,
W. H. Gwinn and wife to Blame
Garner, tract in Garfleld, $225.
Frank Hellifiger and wife to Tighl
nian H. Mcßrooni, tract in seq 35
N. P. Ry. Co. to Eugenia De-Young
neq 19-18-43, $879.
Alva Warner and wife to Warner
Implement Co., part blk 2, Colfax,
Penelopfl Swain and husband to D.
E. Tower, lot C, blk 39, Pullman,
Geo. \V. Metcalf to Thos. Halpin,
swq swq 3-14-44, $850.
Wm. M, Mooney and wife to W.
H. Gwinn, Gdn., seq neq, neq swq
6-17-46 seq swq 6-17-46, tract in 6
J. Atkinson and wife to Mrs. Ella
Turnbow Ebersole, part of lots 6, 7,
of 6-17-46, $800.
Blame Garner and wife to W. H.
Gwinn, tract in Garfleld, $500.
Win. M. Logan to Chas. E. Scriber,
half interest in pool room, $464.
J. A. Myers to Farmers State Bank,
of Johnson, livestock, $750.
Walter G. Marsh to C. R. Hays,
J. D. Porter to C. L. Wakefleld,
L. J. Whitely to A. Harbaugh, live
R. B, Biler to Jno. Ellwart, live
stock, 100 bushels wheat on part 25
--20-4 1, $400.
Mrs. Ella T.urnbow 4 to Jno. Atkin
son, real nitg.
A. O. U. W. lodge to Win. E. Bol
ton, real mtg.
Equitable Savings & Loan Assn.
to G. 11. Pilcher, real mtg.
Netherlands Amor. Mtg. Bank to
C. M. Metcelf, real mtg.
W. I). Martin to Carlton Saxon,
\V. I). Martin to H. A. Schlott
O. C. Hamilton tc T. J. Compton,
R. B. Gainea to Andy Leach, chat.
Jno. Ellwart to R. B. Siler, chat.
A. J. Smith to R. R. Bailey, chat.
Gilbert Hunt Co. to Fred Dirr et
al, two chats.
Hayfleld Bros, to J. T. Black, chat.
First Nat'l Bank of Pullman to
A. Harbaugh, chat.
Clarence Hays to Walter G. Marsh,
C. M. Haynes to Aug. Kresterson,
et al, chat.
First Savings & Trust Bank to J.
W. Nicholas, real mtg.
Hills of Sale
Jos. Rustin to J. N. Banks, machin
ery, etc., $154.
Conditional Hills of Sale
Natl. Cash Register Co. to Clark
son & Pearce, register, $17 5.
The Dewey Local No. 32, Farmers
Educational & Co-operative Ware
house Co., articles of incorporation.
Jno. A. McKibbin, veterinary cer
Warner Implement Co., statement
OCTOBER 7, 1900
Cynthia J. Reed to Jas. O. Barrett,
nh seq, sh seq, sh swq 36-16-43, eh
nwq, wh neq 1-15-43, lease.
Cloverdale Cattle Co. to A. M. Hays
et al, 30-14-44 (except), lease.
Geo. Z. Ickes and wife to E. H.
Hanford, wh 36-17-44, $19,200.
Lewis Davies to Clyde L. Davies,
eh swq, lots 3, 4, of 7-20-45, $4000.
Oliver W. Libby and wife to Kate
Carey, lot 2, blk 2, Breeding's add,
| west of B street, Palouse, $500.
Lillie C. Hoagland and husband
to Lulu F. Mrachek, lot 5, blk 37,
Henry E. Cave to Chas. K. Wood,
eh seq, swq seq, eh nwq seq of 13,
nwq Beg of 24-19-43, $7920.
E. R. Miller and wife to Addle A.
Grove, lot 4, blk 1, Garfleld, $1000.
LaCrosse Lodge No. 233, I. O. O.
F. to F. E. Burns, lot 23, LaCrosse
A. T. LaClaire and wife to J. A.
Ebbert, nwq 1, eh 2, neq, nh seq 11
--19-43. agreement. $43,200. "
Arthur Cole and wife to Interna
tional Mtg. Bank, wh nwq, seq nwq,
swq neq 10, nh swq 11-14-43, $4500.
Jno. Emil Anderson to R. C. Park,
Jno. Emll Anderson to R. C. Park,
livestock, 2-3 crop on sh 27-18-39,
Chas. H. Kilgore to St. John State
Bank, livestock, 2-3 crop on part nwq
Wesley W. King to Geo. H. Pratt,
Roy Hamblen to Richard Hamblen,
Harvey & Reegan to Tucker Dun
K. G. Karlson to Aug. Kresterson,
Nat'l Bank of Oakesdale to U. E.
Hanklns, two chats.
Natl. Bank of Oakesdale to J. R.
Natl. Bank of Oakesdale to Geo.
A. Miller, chat.
Natl. Bank of Oakesdale to W. F.
Natl. Bank of Oakesdale to Leon
;ml Harvey, two chats.
Natl. Bank of Oakesdale to L. P.
Patrick O'Boyle to Ella LaClair et
al, real mtg.
Joel C. Russell to A. T. LaClair et
al, real mtg.
11. M. Boone to A. J. Breedin, real
\V. H. Gwinn, Gdn., to Wm. M.
Mooney and wife, real mtg.
W. F. Burrell,- Tr., to Dan'l \Y.
Wallis, real mtg.
A. W. Laird to Geo. Z. Ickes and
wife, real mtg.
A. F. Woodward to Asa G. Wood
ward, real mtg.
Flora L. Clonian to Arthur Cole,
R. R. Hunton vs. Metz Hubbard,
crop on wh 19-16-42, lien, $271.
OCTOBER 8, 1000
W. I. Warren and wife to Jacob
Warren, part 3-14-4 2, $1825.
Michael Kohler and wife to Elnora
Hay, lots 1, 2, of 5-20-45, $6500.
F. A. Davis and wife to Jno. H.
Bailor, lot 20, blk 22, Oakesdale,
R. P. Loomis and wife to Geo.
(Jussenberger, lots 9, 10, blk 38, Mai
A. L. Victor and wife to P. P.
Henderson, lots l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, blk 3,
Morrow's 2nd add, Winona, $350.
Merton W. Fockler and wife to
Phillip Henderson, lots 3, 4, blk 3,
Fockler's add, Winona, $350.
W. .7. Hughes and wife to Phillip
Henderson, lot 9, blk 1, Winona,
Albert L. Victor and wife to Phillip
Henderson, lot 1, blk 1, Morrow's
;i-'d, Winona, $600.
Honry Bafus and wife to Peter Ba
fus, lot 6. blk 9, Endicott, $100.
Northwestern Improvement Co. to
E. A. Shields, lot 2, blk 22, Lamont,
Elnora Hay and wife to Emil
Krueger, lots 1, 2 of 5-20-45, $3500.
Jno. H. Bailor and wife to F. A.
Davis, lot 10, blk 31, lot 20, blk 22,
P. .1. VVillord tl Tekoa State Bank,
sey 19-20-45, $4541.
Myron A. Sherman and wife to
First Savings & Trust Bank of Whit
man county, neq 25-18-41, $3000.
Myron A. Sherman and wife to
First Savings & Trust Bank of Whit
man county, swq 25-18-41, $3000.
M. O. Hagaman to Colfax State
Bank, livestock, $275.
Axel Holm to International Har
vester Co., engine, $875.
Thos. I. Robinett to W. C. Mor
row, livestock, crop on 1 of 6-16
Jerome B. Smith to W. C. Mor
row, livestock, etc., $378.
W. G. Dodson to Hannah H. Cum
mins, livestock, 2000 bushels wheat
on nh 2-18-41, $700.
('has. Lutz to Tekoa State Bank,
W. M. Perkins to Bowman-Hoover
Co., livestock, $865.
Ballour Guthrie Invest. Co. to J.
H. Saver, real mtg.
Holland Bank to Jno. E. Hoppe,
First Natl. Bank to Arthur Cole,
Ladd & Bush to H. A. Prince, real
Loraine S. Gano to Angus McKen
zle, real mtg.
M. M. Preston to H. W. Shultz,
J. 1. Case Thr. Mach. Co. to Anan
ias Hanger, chat.
Clark & Eaton Co. to W. M. Per
Clark & Eaton C o. to Claus Ml
Bank of Endicott to T. J. Comp
Albion State Bank to J. W. Barnes,
Albion State Bank to Frank J.
Albion State Bank to T. J. Hard
Albion State Bank to A. J. Dress
Albion State Bank to Roy J. Keen
Albion State Bank to P. H. Matson,
Broyles & Catlett to Tucker Dun
Jno . Terhune to L. T. Rußler, chat.
Jno. Terhune to R. H. Patton, chat.
Jno.-Terhune to J. P. Pattoa et al,
Jno. Terhune to H. W. Judd, chat.
Jno. Terhune to R. O. Trull, chat.
Jno. Terhune to Geo. A. Birdsell,
Jno. Terhune to A. W. Nelson,
Jno. Terhune to Thos. J. Patton,
Jno. Terhune to Ira Cooper et al,
Jno. Terhune to Henry Chapman,
Jno. Terhune to Chas. Kilgore,
Jno. Terhune to W. W. Case, chat.
Jno. Terhune to Robinson Bros.,
Jno. Terhune to F. S. Miller, chat.
St. John State Bank to D. C. Green,
Jno. H. Cave to Frank Arrasmith,
Z. D. Holbrook to F. J. Zesiger,
Anthony Schumacher to Willard
Crippen, real mtg.
Conditional Hills of Sale
Mark Baskerville to Jacob M. Hod
gen, piano, $235.
Jno. I. Mjelville to The Public,
chattel mtg., affidavit.
Jacob Strokes to The Public, water
LIGHTNING plays havoc
Severe and Unusual Electrical Storm
at Moscow, Idaho. Electric
Moscow was visited Sunday by an
unusual storm. Between ten and
eleven in the forenoon black clouds
began to gather in the west, and in a
few moments lightning and thunder
warned the people of an approaching
storm. Rain began falling and then
came a bolt of lightning such as was
never seen before in this section.
Three almost simultaneous claps of
great force rent the air. In a moment
tire was discovered in the old electric
light plant. The bolt had struck the
] igh power line half a mile south over
the hill and splintered several poles.
Three were ruined, while three others
show plainly the effect of the shock.
One telephone pole in the vicinity was
also struck and splintered. Phones
all over town were disturbed, many
funking their homes had been struck.
The bolt had followed the high
voltage power line half a mile to the
old electric plant where the trans
formers are and there started a blaze
in the lightning arrester. The equip
ment, while ample for even a severe
lightning storm, was insufficient to
carry to the ground the awful bolt
that struck with such suddenness and
force. The fire being discovered
promptly was put out with little dam
age. The light plant was not put out
It was said that one pole near the
electric line in West Mloscow was
struck and splintered. People who
wire near the big power line south
of the transformers felt the shock,
the whole air appearing to be charg
ed to a point where life was unsafe.
At the Ross cottage just over the
point of the hill at the south end of
Main street, within fifty feet of the
light wires, and near where the poles
were struck, the shock was hard.
.Miss Ross, a girl of seventeen, was
thrown half way across the room,
while her brother who was at the
barn a hundred feet further away
from the line, was also shocked, but
not as severely as his sister.
The storm was an usual thing for
this country, and has caused consid
erable comment. The Palouse coun
try is practically free from either
thunder or lightning of a severe na
ture, and to many it was the first
storm of the kind they had ever seen.
XAVY LOOM TORPBDOM
Naval torpedoes are lying in the
mud at the bottom of Hoods canal
as the result of misdirected practice
from the torpedo destroyers Hull
and Whipple in the canal above Un
ion City last week.
The Hull's torpedo sank in about
70 feet of water. A diver was sent
down, and after sinking waist deep
in the mud he signalled to be raised,
reporting that it had got so deep that
recovery was Impossible. The Whip
ple lost a torpedo during similar
maneuvers In practically the same
spot, eight miles above Union City.
The Hopkins lost three torpedoes
near Olympia about a week ago in
the same manner.
The type of torpedo used is the
Whitehead, weighing about 1800
pounds. They cost the government
from $5500 to $8000. In the prac
tice the torpedoes are used without
any explosive charge.
The stockholders of the Skamanla
Co-operative Telephone Association
have incorporated at Stevenson,
Wash., in tbe sum of $10,000.
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Whitman County Leads In
> Lincoln Second. Other F»r»'"N
News of State !
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OLYMPIA, Oct. 12.-Rep lylß
a request recently addressed by ru I
ernor Hay to the state grain comwl
slon concerning the Brain-p r0( ; Uci :*
sections of the state that offlc^ ,
ures there are 2.995.000 acres otu«,"
devoted to the production of cereal!
yielding about 49.565,000 bushels .n
told, of which 35,095,000 bushels « r
wheat, 9.290,000 bushels are oat!
and 5,180.000 bushels barley. Tfc
average yield gives wheat 20 bushed
to the acre and oatß and barley |t
bushels each. The average pric,
paid for the last 10 years has b««»
60 cents a bushel for wheat, |i v
p cental for oats and $1 for barley
Whitman and Lincoln lead all
counties in the area devoted to th«
production of grain, with 550,000
acres each, Whitman leading in the
yield of wheat, with 8.500,000 bugh.
els and Lincoln 8,000,000.
Whitman has first place in the pro.
duction of oats, with a yield of J,,
000,000 bushels, and Skagit second,
with a little over half that amount. '
The heaviest production of bar
ley is credited to Columbia county,
2,240,000 bushels, while OarfleU
ranks second, with 1,800,000 bushel*.
Data on Export Trade
The commissioner states that about I
one-quarter of the wheat produced I
in Washington is consumed locally I
and three-quarters shipped out of the
state. Of the oats about one-half is
consumed locally and one-half ex
ported, while one-fourth of the bar
ley produced Is marketed at home
and three-fourths exported. Abaut
9,000,000 bushels of wheat, 1,000,
--000 bushels of oats and 750,000 buih
els of barley are milled in this sUle
annually, the principal milling cen
ters being Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane
Average Farm Unit 375 Acres
The average farm unit in the grain
producing sections of the state is
about 375 acres, with, at the present
time, an apparent tendency to in
crease. The abundant yields of grain
for the last 10 years and the uni
formcrly high prices have created
wealth in the farming communities
of the state and developed a tendency
among the more wealthy to take up
their residence in the towns and
cities and to regard their farms not
as a home, but as business ventures
and conduct them as other business
concerns are conducted.
Big Business in Dairying
The dairy and food commissioner
shows a rapid growth in the dairy
ing industry and conditions that pro
mise still greater extension of that
industry. The areas chiefly devoted
to dairying are in Whatcom, Skagit,
Snohomish, King, Pierce, Thurston,
Lewis, Clarke, Wahkiakum, Spokane,
Walla Walla, Kittitas, and Yakima
counties. Soil and climatic condi
tions west of the Cascades particular
favor dairying conditions, which have
grown in proportion as the logged
oft land area has been extended.
The present value of dairy product!
will total about $15,000,000 per an
num, close to the annual product of
A remarkable growth has taken
place in the last five years in the
condensed milk business, from $250,
--000 in 1905, to $3,250,000 this year.
This alone is creating a continually
increasing demand for milk.
The city milk demand is also in
creasing rapidly, the value of the
milk amounting to not less than $3,
Not Enough State Butter
Nearly 10,000,000 pounds of
creamery butter, valued at about
$3,000,000, are now produced each
year, but this falls far short of sup
plying the demand in the home mar
kets, there is a continually increas
ing demand for dairy products com
ing from Alaska.
It is estimated that there are about
150,000 milch cows, representing a
total cash value of over $7,000,000.
The commissioner's figures show that
there is over $300,000 invested^in
creameries alone in this state.
More than a million fruit tree*
will be Bet out in the vlclnltjr of
North Yakima for next season. About
1,000,000 fruit trees were set out
there this season, and it is believed
that even more will be planted dur
ing the coming one.
The North Yakima, Wash., city
council has entered into an agree*
ment with the Northwest Light *
Power Company to purchase for ta«
city the company's plant and business
for $310,000. The issuance of bon<U
and the purchase of the plant will
be decided by the people at a special
election to be called at an early daM.