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DR. FRED KAYLER AND BISTER,
MRS. AI'DIU.V BADGER, 11,1.
GET PORTION OF LARGE ES
• Dr. Fred Kayler, the Pullman den
tist, last Tuesday received word that
he an 1 his sister, .Mrs. Audrey
Badger, were heirs to a large estate
left by their grandfather, Frederick
Kayler, who recently died at Mor
van, Lennox county, Ontario.
Chief of Police Sullivan, of Spo
kane, on Monday received word
from U. M. Wilson, an attorney of
Nopaneo, Ontario, to the effect that
a portion of the estate was in wait
ing for the two grandchildren, and
Sullivan was informed by I*. Graham;
a friend of Dr. Kayler, thai the heirs
could be located at Pullman. Chief
Sullivan informed Dr. Kayler of
his good luck by telephone the next
day. which was the first intimation
he had hal a fortune had been left
to him. The extent of the estate is
estimated at between $100,000 ami
$2,000,000, the uncertainty in
amount being due to the fact that
the deceased Kaylor had a brothel
who died in London, England, about
15 years ago and left an estate valu
ed at about $2,000, and it is not
known what disposition was made of
One eighth of the estate, which
• consists principally of agricultural
lands, is the portion assigned to Dr.
Kayler and his sister and lie will
make a trip east within a few months
In an attempt to straighten the af
fair our. Dr. Kaylor seems in
doubt as to the extent of his grand
father's estate, and made the follow
ing statement Wednesday :
"My father has several brothers
and sisters living In various towns
of the province of Ontario, so that
it is likely that my sister and I are
not the only heirs to the fortune
of my grandfather, 1 have not
heard anything except by tele
phone message from Chief of Po
lice Sullivan of Spokane, who had
received an inquiry regarding my
present home, My grandfather's
name was Fred Kaylor, too. I do not
think he had any fortune of any size;
lie certainly was not a millionaire."
HIGH COST OF LIVING.
Housewives Buy in Small Quantities
and Thereby Increase Cost,
lii the report presented by the spe
cial senate committee appointed to
Investigate the high cost of living,
considerable of the blame for He
raise in household expenses was at
tributed to the women, whom the
congressmen claim buy In too small
quantities and place tOO many r ish
telephone orders for groceries, c t
The Increased cost of distributing
food by wholesalers and retailers
was also named as a paramount
cause. The report was presented io
the senate by Senator Lodge, chair
man of the committee, and embraced
the following causes:
Increased demand for farm pro
ducts and food.
Shifting of population of food pro
ducing to food consuming occupations
Immigration to food consuming lo
Reduced fertility of land resulting
in lower average production or in
increased expenditure* for fertiliza
Increasing banking facilities in
agricultural localities which enabl
«£ farmers to hold their crop and
Market them to the best advantage.
It was found that this not onlysteadi
ed prices, but had a tendency to in
Cold storage plants which rem it
»n preventing extreme fluctuations In
Prices of certain commodities wi.h
the Masons, but by enabling the
wholesalers to buy and sell at the
" st Possible advantage tend to ad
va «cc prices.
Increased cost of distribution.
Organization of producers or of
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Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
Increased money supply,
Higher standard of living.
The foregoing findings were gath
ered by measuring the prices of 25"
commodities, Included In the price
index number of the bun of la
bor. The commodities were compn ed
and the advance noted f or the dif
ferent groups during lie. period I'm.
1900 to '"' Inclusive. The general
wholesale prices level In the United
States advanced during the period
il . ■'• per cent.
i he groups show advances as fol
Farm ducts, 39.8; food, etc],
18.7; limber and building material
19.6; miscellaneous commodities',
1t.7; cloths and clothing, 12; fuel
and lighting, 6.9; house furnishing
goods, :,.;!; in,dais and implement;;,
3.6. A decline was shown for til**
drugs nd chemicaiis amounting m
20.9 per cent I
" was shown thai the greatest' ,
advances have taken platen in the! .
pioducers of the soil.
The committee criticized the use of
forests by saying that (here has been
a large consumption without any par
ticular attempt to replace the timber
The report stated that in view of the
fact that the increases have been so
much greater iv products coming
either directly or Indirectly from the
farm ban in any other line, except-I
ing products of the forests, the con- j
elusion must be reached that tin
most important cause of the present
advance is to be found in a study of j
Ituiige.s Cut Up for Monies.
Concerning the advance in the do I
of food, lie report says:
"The supply of government avail
able land for general farming has
been materially red teed and tie
ranges are being rapidly cut up Into
homes for settlers, The cost of pro
ducing livestock has materially in
creased with the disappearance of tho.
range, which necessitates producing
cattle on domestic pasture and high
Concerning retail prices, the re
port show hat in he United States i
in the spring of 1910 they were at
the highest points in many years. As
compared with the spring of 1900
prices for bacon were more than 10
cents higher, ham 33 per cent higher.
flour ? per cent, higher, butter about.
45 per cent higher and eggs about
100 per cent higher.
A few articles, such as coffee and
tea, ere about the same price as in
1900, but practically no articles of
food were lower than in 1900, Fur
niture was about the same as in 1900.
Earthenware was slightly lower.
shoes and clothing were conslderuL y\
"Wages have no! advanced as ra
pidly as have prices," the report says,
"and practically all labor difficulties
thai have been the subject of medi
tation in the United states during the
last two or three years have had as
I heir basis the advance cost of liv- !
Hours of Labor Reduced.
Hours of labor in practically il
wage occupations are shown to have
been reduced. This reduction affect
ed the weekly earnings of employes
for th" reason that the large majority
of wage earners, are employed on the
piece basis or at an hourly rate.
rum .0 to I 907 i. time weekly
earnings advance,. ... per cc t.
There are no figures for years subse
quent In 1907,
The majority report says there ar.
many industrial combinations that
are not trusts in the sense of Icing
organized to control prices in re
strainanl of trade, but by manufact
uring or 'controlling a majority of
the output .they are able to exercise
some? control over prices,
" it was found thai labor unions had
not been a serious factor in contri
buting toward advancing prices.
Stud) city Finances.
A largely attended meeting of
the Men's Club was held at the Con- j
gregational church last Monday j
evening. The evening was devoted
to a discussion of the finances of the
city of Pullman, ami D. F. Staiey,
for ten years connected with the city j
government as councilman and may
or, read a very Interesting report j
along that line. The report is to be
made more complete by Mr. Staiey
and as soon as completed will be
published in full in the Herald.
PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JULY J. 1910
Classification of Whitman County May be Reduced Because
/ of Insufficient Population. Large Decrease in
Officers' Salaries Would Be Result.
/ Consternation reigns among the]
county officials of Whitman county,
due to the belief on the pari of
many that the federal census of the
county for 1910 will not show a
large enough population 'to keep the
county in the seventh class, to which
I'a-;-; 11 was raised four years ago oil
the affidavit of County School
Superintendent Showalter that the
population was in excess of the re
quired 35,000. Estimates made on
the basis of the school population of
the county are responsible for the be
lief that the county will suffer a
Itrop in classification.
When the county was placed in
the vent class a material raise in
officers' salaries went into effect,
and it is possible that, should th*3
federal census recently complete.!
show a population of less than 35,000
lie number required for a county of
the seventh class, the officers will be
obliged to refund the amount of ,
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For Four Years Pullman has not
celebrated, but has been quietly bot
tling up its energy for 1910, and
this is the year it will turn loose
with a Celebration that will out
class all previous efforts.
Prof. W.G. Beach
of the State College of Washington
Will deliver the Oration at Reaney's
Park at 10:30 a. m.
THE BIG PARADE
Starts from the City Hall at 10:00 a. m. Decorated
automobiles, carriages, ponies, etc., Firemen in new
uniforms, band and Plug Uglies. Liberal prizes will
be given. See small programs.
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Games : Races : Dancing
BASEBALL at 2:30
Between Pullman Boosters and the
strong Rosalia team. City Grounds
Jack Nelson will Run
an exhibition race and will also have charge of the
starting of all races. Big prizes for all events.
COME TO PULLMAN
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salary hey have received in excess of
that provided for an eighth or mi I:
class county, the two latter being In
same. The difference in salary range _
from $300 to $800 per year, the sal
ary of the school superintendent be
ing raised from $1200 to $2000 in I
that of the county commissioners
from $4 a day for actual time served,
ordlnarly about five days a month to
a straight salary of $800 a year and
In 900, when ihe federal census
was taken, Whitman county showed
a population of 25,360, and the
school census of the same year cre
dited his county with 8 209 children
of school age, between 5 and 21
years. This as a ratio of about 3.1
Inhabitants to each person of school
age. In 1905 a census of he county
was taken by the county asse.soi
and his deputies, and the population
was found to be 31,300, At that time
the school census of the county was
I 1,003, or a little more than one
third of the population of the count
Whereas, in 1900 it lacked a fraction
of being one-third of the country's
population. The present school cen
sus gives he county but 10,200,
and figuring this on the basis
of the census of either 1900 (the
federal census! or hat of 1905; ta
ken by I lie county, it leaves the
county considerably short of the re
quired number. The hoot ,.. us
showed a marked decrease for the
past three years. In 1907 the high
mark was reached, when the county
had i i,6 12 school children, In i 908
it had dropped to 11,011, a decrease
"i 631. In 1909 it had dropped to
0,568, a decrease of 143; and this
ear it is down to 10,200, a dec- ase
The school census of the count Vr
the past nine years lias ranged as fol
lows: 1900, 8209; 1901. 9114; l io:;,
9885; 1903, 10,343; 1904; 10,675;
190.1, I 1,003; 1 906, 11,024; 1907,
1 1,6 l_: 908, I 1,01 I ; I 909, lo.fiiis
Pullman was one of he few '.owns
hat showed an increase in school
population his year, the census .in
taken by Geo, Schroeder crediting
this district with 381 males and 179
females, or 760 children of school
age, as against a total of 713 :n
When the classification of the
county was raised from the ninth to
the seventh class the salaries of the
various county officers were ral._>.n
Auditor, engineer, sheriff, pro i
cuting attorney and treasurer, from
$1600 to $1900; assessor, $1200 to
$1500; clerk, $1500 to $ISI 0
school superintendent from $1200 to
$2000; commissi from $4 a day
for time actually served to $80 i a
year and expenses an I coroner, from
lees, which varied from $50 to
aboul $200 a year, to a straight sal
ary of $800 a year,
XO DRAWING AT YAKIMA.
ledum-, lake All Desirable I.and in
Yakima Indian Reservation.
"Solzman reports to the department
that after Indian allotments there
will li" no lands suitable for home-
"ails, ami probably will be no re
The above telegram, received by
the commercial club of North Yaki
ma from Senator Wesley L. .tones,
pill a stop to all plans for he open
ing of he Yakima Indian re., iv a
ion, which was to have taken place
his fall, and brings disappointment
to the several Pullma nit es who had
planned on being on hand at the
opening and locating on a piece of
While it has been known that there
would not be a great amount of land
available to settlers after Hie In
dians bad been taken care of, II was
thought that there would be a few
desirable claims open for settlement
and many bad planned on being oa
j hand at the drawing. Such land a.
can be taken up will be handled in
the regular way through tin- land of
! EEHHENBACHEH LOSES Sill.
Injured Miner Can Vet Collect
Damages for Loss of Eye and
Judge Canfield of the superior
court last week stained a motion
to dismiss the case of Anton Fehi rem
backer vs the Oakesdale Copper
Mining A Milling Company. Fehren
backer sued the company for $40,000
damages, claiming that lie lost one
eye and an arm in an explosion in a
mine owned by the Oakesdale Com
pany at Java, Mont. The ease was
argued for nine days, at the end of
which time the attorneys for the
mining company moved that the
case be thrown out of court, and the
action of Judge Canfield In sustain
the motion put a quietus on the
plaintiffs claims for damages. The
judge based ins action on the ground
that Fehrenbacher was working for
a contractor and not for the copper
Many Farmers Interested.
Prof. It. '.''. Thatch returned
Tuesday from his trip with the farm
demonstration train over the lines
of the O. R. & N. Co. Prof Thatcher
says this year's train was the most
successful ever conducted, the train
slopping at I. towns and being in
spected by 7300 fanners.
GEO. H. WAn i
MAHKIKI) LAST WEDNESDAY If!
MISS ANNA T«>l_Sl..\. A POP! '
I.VI! I"l LILIAN TEACHER.
On last Wednesday at high nocVff
at the homo of the bride's paren
near Viola, Idaho, occurred the ma.
rlage of Ceo. >!. Watt, of this tit; If
and Miss Anna M; Torsen, former! If
a teacher in the Pullman high sehoo; «||
The ceremony was performed ■b If
Key. W. 0. M. Hays, pastor of th i
Presbyterian church of this city, an|g§
Immediately following the weddln
the bridal party name to Pullman b.
automobile and the happy coupllb
took Hi" evening <>. It. & N. trait *
for Yellowstone park, where a honey
anion of several weeks will he spent'!?
Ihe bride was for several years
an instructor in the Pullman higl I
school and her friends in this cltyllf
are numerous, ' m
Prof, Watt came to Pullman eigh
teen years ago to take a position in.:;
the chemistry department of the
then Washington Agricultural Col
lege, and lias been connected with -
the Col ■.:■ in some capacity ever
since that date, being now at the
head of the Pharmacy Department.
He is also proprietor of Watt's 1
Pharmacy in this city,
The Herald, together with the
many other friends of the couple.
wish them God speed.
PIPE OIIGAN FOR W. S. C.
.Monster Instrument Is Being In
stalled in Auditorium Building
The new pipe organ for the Wash
ington State College, one of the lar
gesl in the west, has arrived and is II
geing Installed in the Auditorium 1
building by Mr. Jardlne, one of the .'
best organ experts in the United I
States. The organ occupied two /
cars and cos! the college $7,500. / It
was purchased from the W. W. Kim
ball Company of Chicago, and the
freight from hat city amounted to
over $1000, Which gives some idea of
the size of the instrument. The large
panels on either side of the stage
in th- auditorium are being torn
out and the mammoth organ will oc
cupy these recesses, tiro keyboard to
be in the orchestra pit. The Instru
ment, contains 26 peaking slops ana
2000 pipes, some of which are over
2d feet ion
About four weeks will be required
to install the organ and as soon as.
it is in place the college authorities
will secure the services of a first
Crop Condition Serious.
Crop conditions in the vicinity of
Pullman are getting serious, owing
to the continued dry weather, and
it is estimated that the yield this year
will fall considerably short of that of
last year. Farmers report, that
grain is heading out with only a
stand of five or six Inches, too low
to be reached by binder or header.
Conservative estimates place the
yield in this county at about 26 per
cent under last year.
Dow For Prosecutor. ■" !7"*>
I) C. Dow, of the law firm of
Neill A Dow, has announced his can
didacy for the republican nomina
tion for prosecuting attorney of
Whitman county. c. E. A. William
son of Ti koa Is the only oilier re
publican who has so far announced
his candidacy, while Paul Pattison
of Colfax is the only democratic as
pirant for the office.
School Census Shows Gain,
Geo, Schroeder has completed the
census of the children of school age
in Pullman and found 381 males
and 3711 females, a total of 760 in
habitants between the ages of 5 and
21, In 1909 the school census
showed 344 males and 369 females,
or a total of 713, making an in
crease in school population of 47
over last year. The actual days' at
tendance in 1909 was 79,434, as
against 86,858 for this year.