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VOLUME XXV
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
REDUCE INDEBTEDNESS
Seventy-four Districts in This County
Are Now ou a Cash Basis
The forthcoming biennial report of
Henry B. Dewey, superintendent of
public Instruction, shows ■_ remark
able Improvement in the financial
dltiou of the school districts of this
condition of school districts of tills
10 years prior to 1908 there was a
constant increase of warrant indebt
edness in the various districts of the
state. Every year, beginning with
the school year 1908-0, there has
been a decrease in this Indebtedness
and the reduction for the school year
ending June 30 last was $915,201.59.
Five years ago only one-third of the
school districts of the state were
upon a cash basis, while at the pres
ent time about four-fifths of all the
districts of the state have paid up
their outstanding warrants and are
now upon a cash basis.
Whitman county showed a reduc
tion of $151.71 1.54 In warrant in
debtedness of school districts during
the past school year. Of 174 school
districts in this county 74 are on a
cash basis.
In commenting upon the improved
financial conditions of the school dis
tricts. Superintendent Dewey stated
that in his judgment it was largely
due to the businesslike administra
tion of the school directors, the effi
cient supervision of the county super
intendents, the provisions of the law
;adopted in 1909 for a budget system
'requiring levies sufficient to pay cur
rent expenses, and the co-operation
■of county officers and the bureau of
'Inspection and supervision of public
officers. The saving to the state in
interest by reason of the reduction
of warrant indebtedness already
amounts to approximately 185,000 a
year.
GRAIN YIELD IN
WHITMAN COUNTY
Leo Peterson Estimates the Crop at
8,000,0000 bushels of Wheat,
5,000,000 of Oats, 2,000,000
of Barley
Leo Peterson, editor of the Com
mercial Review, of Portland, Ore.,
was in Pullman yesterday completing
Vie annual tour of the wheat growing
, diriricts of Idaho and Washington.
He places the grail crop of Whitman
■ county this year as follows: Wheat.
| 8,000:,000 bushels; oats, 5,060.000
bushels; barley, 2,000,000. These
figures, he says, are very disappoint
, ing to the grain men who ea-ly in the
inmrner estimated that this count'
would produce 12,000,000 bushels of
wheat, 7,000,000 bushels of oats and
3,500,000 bushels oi barley. There
was a large acreage, but the yield
was cut down by hot winds in June
and tbe rains in August and Septem
ber.
He places the grain yield of the
state at 37,000.000 bushels of wheat
as against 39.000,000 bushels last i
year; 10.000,000 bushels of oats as
against 12,000,000 bushels last year,
and 6,000,000 bushels of barley as
against 4,500,000 bushels in 1911.
He asserts that 'the present low
prices of grain are not due to the ex
porters and millers, but to '.he high
tonnage rates to Europe, which have
advanced from 22 cents per bushel
last year to 37 cents per bushel this
fall. He accounts for these high
rates by the scarcity of sailing ves
sels, many of which have been en
gaged In the transportation of sup
' plies for the Italian government for
the army in Sicily. The same high
T.ates prevail for the transportation
. Of.' flour to the Orient, having In
• creased from $3.60 per ton .ast year
to *6.50 per ton this year. Mr. Peter
j .on predicts that the completion of
.the Panama canal will mean much
i quicker and cheaper transportation
• of grain to European points and that
the farmer, of the Pacific Northwest
.-rill benefit accordingly.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bryan hove sold
their .tore in the white brick build
ing to David Bryant, formerly of
Eugene. Oregon, who took charge of
the establishment last week.
The Pullman Herald
Devoted to the best intere.U of Pullman and the beet farming community in the Northwest surrounding it
Democratic Rally
There was a fair attendance at the
democratic rally in the K. of P. hall
Wednesday evening. Judge W. XV.
Black of Everett, candidate for gov
ernor, was the first speaker. He
made a vigorous attack upon the re
publican and Hull Moose parties and
aroused frequent applause by his
witty sallies at the expense of Colonel
Roosevelt and his forceful argu
ments in support of the democratic
platform and ticket, but many of his
auditors were disappointed because'
he did not touch upon state issues.
He. was followed by State Senator H.
M. White of Hellingham. candidate
for congressman-at-large, who con
fined his remarks to a discussion of
the trust question and a eulogy of
Woodrow Wilson. Thursday morn
ing the two candidates inspected the
W. S. C. and addressed the' students
at chapel. They left for Spokane to
continue their campaign of Eastern.
Washington.
ARRANGE EXCURSION
TO COUNTY FAIR
Members of Pullman Chamber of
Commerce Are Going to Colfax
With Hand, Next Week
H. C. Sampson of Spokane, man
ager of the National Apple Show, was
present at the Chamber of Commerce
supper Tuesday evening and made an
interesting address on the plans and
purposes of the show. He called at
tention to the fact that the annual
convention of the National Grange
would be in session at Spokane dur
ing the show, which would afford an
opportunity to display our apples to
farmers from all parts of the United
States. An apple growers congress
will be held during the show to dis
cuss such problems as storage, by
products, marketing and distributing
and financing the apple crop. He
urged the fruit growers of Pullman
to have an exhibit at the show.
Communications from the 0.-W.
R. & N. Co. relative to its proposed
corn show, from the N. P. Ry. Co.
regarding the prize it is offering for
the best 10-box exhibit of apples at
the Northwest Products Exhibition;
from the Inland Empire Federation
of Commercial Clubs, in reference to
the Dry Farming Congress to be held
at Lethbridge, Canada, and from the
Spokane County Good Roads associa
tion were'read and placed on file.
School Superintendent Ellis re
ported that the exhibit of th' garden
growing and canning contest would
be held October 24, 25 and 26. It
was decided to have the Chamber of
Commerce name one judge, the horti
cultural committee one and these two
to select a third, to Judge the exhib
its entered in the contest. »
The entertainment committee was
Instructed to arrange for an excur
sion of business men to attend the
Whitman county fair at Colfax next
week and to secure the W. S. C. band
to accompany the excursion, if pos
sible.
The special committee appointed
to secure a four-horse team to exhibit
at the Northwest Livestock Show at
Lewiston was instructed to confer
with Nat Bryant to ascertain the cost
oi securing such a team.
Serious Runaway Accident
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Chapman arc
suffering from severe injuries re
ceived In a runaway accident last
Sunday afternoon. They were com
ing down Methodist Hill on Hill
street when the trouble, which is
supposed to have been caused by the
breaking of some part of the harness,
occurred. They were both thrown
out and Mrs. Chapman received a
deep gash on her forehead, a cut on
the back of her head and a number
of severe bruises. She was taken to
the Pullman hospital. Mr. Chapman
apparently struck on his head and
sustained several severe contusions.
He was unconscious for two hours as
the result of a concussion of the
brain and even now can not Seem to
remember anything. His hip and
arm were also painfully bruised. He
was taken to the home of Mrs. Will
iamson close by where the accident
occurred and remained there till yes
terday morning, when he was taken
to his home. Their little daughter,
Janet, who was with them, escaped
without a scratch.
PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER it. 1912
MANY PREMIUMS OFFERED
FOR GARDENING CONTEST
Pupils of Pullman Public Schools Will Exhibit
Vegetables Raised by Themselves on
October 24th, 25th and 26th
The committee In charge i * the
Pullman school garden a owing u-.i'
canning contest has ''eciU.d to he'd
the exhibit on the aftern -on? and
evening of October 24, 25 and; 20.
The place has not yet be:u deter
mined upon. The premium list will
bt as follows:
Highest scoring exhibit Of eight
varieties of different vegetables—
Boys, gold watch and fob: girls, gold
watch and fob.
Second highest scoring-Boys,
chest of carpenter's tool-*' gir's, $10
certificate of deposit tor six mom lis
at 4 per cent interest, in Pullman
State Bank.
Third highest scoring— Boys.
Studebak'-r Jr. wagon; girls, $7 ."if
hat from millinery department of the
Emerson Mercantile Co.
Fourth highest scoring Boys .22
Remington rifle; girls. $5 gold piece,
Fifth highest scoring- Boys, Fa
vorite rifle; girls, 3a frddlui cemera.
Sixth highest scoring-—Boys, cam
era (Watt's Pharmacy), gi'is, $5
dress pattern.
Seventh highest' icori'ig — .lees
coaster 1 wagon; girls, birdaeye maple
rocker.
Eighth highest scoring- - Boys,
pair of shoes (Hub); gi.is. pp'r >i
shoes (Ellsworth & Windus).
Ninth highest scoring— boys 15.50
hat (Whltham & Wagner Girls,
$3.50 gloves (Whltham & Wagner.
Best exhibit of- Early Roue pota
toes, fountain pen; Early Ohio in to
toes; fountain pen; Burbank pota
toes, fountain pen.
Second best exhibit or pot a too*
named above, $1 for each variety.
Third best, a ribbon.
Rest head of Flat Dutch eabbag".
one dozen photos (Arto).
Best bead of Railhead cabbage, one
dozen photos (Burns).
Second best cabbage, $1 for each
variety.
Third best cabbage, a ribbon.
Rest exhibit ofGlobe Dan vers
onions, pair of ducks; Prizetaker
onions, pair of Buff llegubVn chick
ens.
Second best onions, $1 for each va
riety.
Third best onions, a ribhen.
Best exhibit of— Early Blood Tur
City Candidates Pile
The time for filing notices of can
didacy for city offices, to be voted
on at the primary election November
5, expired last Saturday evening.
Those who filed were A. E. Shaw for
mayor; J. B. Sanborn for councilman
at-large; B. F. Campbell for council
man from the First ward for the two
year term, and U. G. Lawler for the
one-year term; F. E. Sanger for
councilman from the Third ward for
the two-year term; George N. Henry,
for city clerk; .1. S. Clark, for city
treasurer; M. S. Jamar for city at
torney. No one filed for councilman
from the Second ward.
City Tax Levy
At a meeting of the city council
Monday evening it was determined
that the city would require a revenue
of $15,660 for the year 1913. The
estimated revenue from licenses will
be $590 and from the Pacific States
Telephone and Telegraph Co., $200,
leaving a balance of $14,870 to be
raised by taxation, which on the
assessed valuation of $905,684 will
require a levy of 17 mills, as against
21 mills this year.
' As soon as It was learned that the
high school football team bad closed
the contract to play the Wenatchee
high school boys In that city next
Saturday, some of the business men
got busy and raised about $60 to
help defray the expenses of the trip
and enable the boys to travel In com
fort.
Mrs. A. D Baum returned Tues
day from .Philadelphia, Pa., where
she had been spending several
months with relatives.
nip beets, flash light; Half Long
Blood beets, sack of Pulliutni flour
Second best beets, _i for cadi va
riety.
Third best beets, a ribbon
Best Purple Top White Olibe tur
nips, one sack of Pullman Hour.
Best White Egg turnips, one sack
of wheat.
Second best turnips, .t for each
variety.
Third best turnips, a ribbon.
Best Hubbard squash, fountain
pen.
Second best, $2 trade ticker. (Club
larber shop).
Third best, a ribbon.
Best Sugar pumpkin, picture.
Best Large' Yellow pumpkin, live
pig.
Best Winter Luxury pun pkin, two
boxes apples.
Second best, $1 Kir each variety,
Third best, a ribbon
Best rutabaga, case water.
Second best, one gallon Ice cream.
Third lust, a ribbon.
Best Chantenay carrot, year's sub
scription to McClure's 'iii'.vu/ine.
Best Ox Heart carrot, year's sub
scription to American Magazine.
Second best, $1 for inch variety.
Third best, a ribbon. •
Best parsnips, five pounds candy.
Second best, post-card album.
Third best, a ribbon.
Best exhibit of any variety of vege
tables not named in the above list,
pair of shoes.
Second best, spiral ratchet screw
driver.
Third best, a ribbon',
Canned fruit and vegetables:
First Second
Corn SOc Ribbon
Tomatoes " . Sue Ribbon
Pears 50« Ribbon
Peaches 50c Ribbon
Prunes 50c Ribbon
Beans r.■ . . 50c Ribbon
Peas 60c Ribbon
Plums 50c Ribbon
Highest scoring exhibit of eight
canned articles named above, $1.50
cash.
Second highest scoring exhibit, 20
tickets to picture show.
Third highest scoring, year's sub
script to Sunset Magazine.
High School Notes
The Artemis club, a social organi
zation of 14 young ladies of the high
school, entertained a number of their
friends at the home of Miss Grace
Douglas last Saturday evening. After
all had arrived cards were provided
and a jolly time began. The refresh
ments were certainly enjoyed by all.
Welch rarebit was made in chafing
dishes and served with pickled fruit
and crackers, a novelty to many of
the guests. Shortly before midnight
the party broke up. Miss Douglas
was voted a royal hostess. Those
present were. Misses Lavin, Hun
gate. Babcock, Seneco, Emerson,
Quarels, Cave, White, Coffman, Moss
and Douglas; Messrs. Butler. Living
ston, Egge, Hinchliff, Brock, Vaughn,
Walters, Wexler, Martini and Doug
las.
Last Friday evening the Freshmen
gave a party at the home of one of
the members. Owen McCroskey. It
was well attended and everyone had
a good time. Ice cream, cake and
candy were served.
A candy sale was given at tire hign
school Wednesday evening by the
girls to help pay football expenses.
Several such sales were a success last
year and assisted a great deaL
Work on the street paving con
tract Is being pushed forward by a
largely increased force of men. The
curbing Is being put in along Star
Route street and the four-Inch con
crete base on which the brick will be
laid on Olson street has been put
down. There will be a strip of brick
10 feet wide in the middle or the
street, with seven feet of bltullthlc
paving on each side of It. The rock
crusher has been at work for over a
week.
County Tax Fixed
____•
The- count* commissioners fixed
[the count) and state levy for Whit
j man county at l 1 V_ mills Tuesday.
VYednetdaj Hie board met and re
scinded Its action of Tuesday and re
duced the levy to 11 mills, the same
as last year. This was done by cut
ting some more off the road and
bridge fund, which had been re
duced nt Tuesday's meeting.
The action of the state tax com
mission in cutting down the railway
valuations in Whitman county
$2,300,000 saves $79,000 a year to
the railroads, which the people must
make up.
President Bryan will occupy the
pulpit in the absence of Dr. Hays at
the Presbyterian church next Sun
day morning. Rev, QroueClose, mis
sionary of the Lutheran church, will
conduct the evening service
THE OFFICIAL COUNT
OF PRIMARY ELECTION
List of Winners Between Whom the
People Will Choose on
Election Hay
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. s.—The
state canvassing board today com
pleted its check of the results or the
recent primaries, although the offi
cial certificate will not be prepared
until the return of Secretary of State
Howell, which probably will be Mon
day.
The republican vote, as canvessed.
follows:
Congressman-at-large, two to elect
—Frost, .'{3,178; Dewey, 28,4
Hammond, 20,357; Fay. 18,680;
Shaw, 231; Rosenhaupt, 17,700;
Simmons, 11,722.
Congressman, Third district— La-
Follette, 19.017; Shaefer, 8618;
Riilpath, 4913.
Congressman, Second district,
combined first and second choice —
Johnson, I 722; Van Eaton, 7803;
Richards, 5500; Warbiirton, 3190.
Congressman, First district —
Humphrey, 23,833; Rice, 0560.
Governor — Hay. 89,006; Hillings.
20,689.
Lieutenant governor, combined
first and second — Hart, 28,792;
Fawcett, 25,061; McMaster, 24,706;
Coon, 22,462; Brown, 19,252; fil
ler, 12,399.
Secretary of state—Howell, 44.
--100; Fish, 19,428; Kline, 16.935.
Treasurer—Meath, 39,192; Cox,
38,884.
Auditor—Clausen, 45.334, Crom
well, 3 1.118.
Attorney general —Tanner, 49,
--876; Dore, 25,193.
Land commissioner, combined
first and second—Savidge, 33,631;
Niles. 26,081; Rlinn, 24,841; Tam
blin, 21,969; Upright, 19,978; Kauf
man. 660.
School superintendent — Preston,
4 l .479; Burrows, 39,114.
Insurance commissioner- Fish
back. 50,158; Schlvely, 81,082.
Democratic
For governor, combined first and
second —Black, 8160; Lister, 7622;
Todd, 7322, Dunphy, 6358; Million,
5739: C.odman, .Villi; Chester. 3980.
. For lieutenant governor— Collier.
8208; Edge, 7801: Edwards, 7359.
Congressman at large—Connor,
9933; White, 9655; Merritt, 8084;
Christensen, 5800; McMurchle,
5510; Masterson, 4839.
Congressman, First district—Helf
ner. 4076; Homer. 2081.
Congressman, Second district —
Monday, 172::: Drury, 1646; Haz
zard, 788.
Congressman, Third district —
Drumheller, 5379; Tost in, 3400; Ma
loney, 4054.
Secretary of state — Ryan, 21,504.
Treasurer—Gilbert, 12.841; " Og
den, 9537.
Auditor Stevenson, 20,723.
Attorney general—Jones, 9302;
(ill, 8385; Gowan, 5051.
School superintendent—Monroe,
14,519; Wheeler, 9223.
Insurance commissioner—Murphy,
13,361; Hlberly, 9114.
Other results annunced by the
state canvassing board follow:
Nonpartisan judges, supreme
court—Dunbar, 87.744; Ellis. 80.
--440; Mount, 85,630.
Complete returns, official, show
the socialist rot* ranged In the whole
state from 9788 for Anna Maley.
candidate for governor, down to
8757 for Wahenknecht for congress
man-at-large.
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HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
TO PLAY WENATCHEE
Boy* Left Venterduy and Will line
Up Tomorrow Against C*ve'»
Husky Kin van.
The students received with en
thusiasm the word that a game had
been scheduled with Weuatchee high
school, and speculation Is rife as to
the probable outcome. The schools
have been anxious to meet each
other for the past four years, but ar
rangements could not be made.
Since our victory over Spokane, We
natchee has been more anxious to
schedule a game. For years they
have had one of the strongest teams
in the state, making their reptatiou
by defeating all whom they played.
Last year they had an aggregation
that would compare favorably with
college teams. Althugh many of
their stars have graduated, they still
have as strong a team as most high
schools We have as many new play
ers on tho squad as they have. New
plays have been worked up since the
Spokane game and marked Improve
ment has been shown throughout.
Some of the players are still bruised
up, but they all will give a good ac
count of themselves. It ls a hard
trip, but the boys are willing to
undergo It in order that they may try
their powers with Wenatchee. They
started Thursday and will return
Sunday on the evening train. The
line-up is as follows: Center, Strup
pler; guards, T. Hinchliff end Fred
Clover; tackles. Henshaw and W.
Hinchliff; ends, Hamilton and But
ler; right half, Glen Clover; left half,
Livingston; fullback, Henry, and
quarterback, Robert Moss. Substi
tutes, Collyer and Martini.
A game played with the W. 8. C.
second team last Wednesday tesulted
In a score of 14 to 3 in favor of the
high school.
WHITMAN TEACHERS
WON CERTIFICATES
Complete List of Those Who Passed.
Last Examination Held In Thia
County
The following Whitman county
teachers won certificates at the re
cent examination:
Catherine Aubrey, Nettle L Ander
son, George M. Abegglen, Charles A.
Belfre, Bletha Batts, Thomas _.
Babb, P. F. Bean, D. E. Bargman,
Marjorle Clark, Pearl L. Cocking,
Emma Cochran, Mary L. Codd, Flor
ence Codd, Sora Dow, Susan Evans.
Mary Finch, Anna C. Gwinn, Myrtle
C. Gray, Mrs. J. P. Hargraves, Zula
M. Hooper. Ether Houston, Gladys
Hamilton. Kleon Hodges, Iva' M.
Hutchinson. Cordelia Hall, Grace L.
Jordan, B. R. King, Ethel Kroh, Mrs.
M. I. Davis, Ruby Messamore, Marion
Morse, Mary H. Mason, E. L. McClas
key, Ford C. McDanlel, J. G. McCune.
Carlenne J. Ronholt, Paul M, Ryan,
Viola M. Sheldon, Clyde E. Smith,
Mac Tobler. Gladys Truax, Orpha
Versteeg, Hazel B. Winn, Beulah V.
Winemlllor. Mary R. Wyman, Anna
Stlnson, J. 8. Cave, Stella J. De-
Camp, William »Henry Davis, Virgil
T. Finch, Rolla B. Hill, William D.
Love, Celeßtlne M. McDonald, J. E.
Perry, William R. Sandy, Lee M.
Lampson, Florence M. Wright, Bes
sie A. Gwinn, Mrs. Luta T. Ander
son, Margaret Butler, Oscar Earl
Barbee, Leona T. Bryant, E. Beatrice
Barnes. Florence Codd, Mrs. Abigail
C. Clark. Hugh Coleman. Florence
McGary Dlnsmore, Mrs. Clara Fowl
er, Joseph P. Fuss, Lillian Gehret.
Laura Deney Henry, Laura Mitchell,
T. C. Mathews, Genevieve Roche, -
Verdle Person, Amelia Parkinson,
Blanche Rowan. Nellie C. Stone, An- ;
thony Spuler. May Wiley, Ada Hp
Wexler. John B. Washburn,; Mrs J
Georgia Saxon.
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Congregational Church
Services next Sunday at the usua
hours. The pastor will speak botl
morning and evening. Subject; fog
the morning. "The Poor In Spirit.
In the evening "7000." Miss Thaye|
will sing at the evening service. All
so special music by the orchestra. Al|
are welcome. Come!
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