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VOLUME 20 AL11UQUEHQUE, NEW MEXICO, TIIUHSDAY EVENING. MAKuII 1. 1JHXJ. NUMliKlt T7 STATEHOOD IS SUPERCEDED THE CREDITORS TIIK FIRST DAY OF MARCH SHIP ACCIDENTS AND SOME TIRES One Dormitory of Weslyan University Burns to the Ground. OF CASTELLANE ? Temporarily the Bill Is Want to Levy on Family Laid Aside As Senate Morning Business. Household Goods for Boni's Debts. NEWS FROM THE CORPORATIONS Hearst Petitions That At torney General Pros ecute Mergers. LAWYER SAYS IS ALLOWABLE l OOLLIVtR ON KATE BILL Andrews Presents Petitions Against Gambling Bill. Tribes Continued. A BIG INCREASE IN THEIR PAY Special to Evening Citizen. Washington. March 1. Senator : lxng today gave way to Senator Dolll . var, that the latter might make the ; first speech in favor of the Dolliver- , . Hepburn rate bill. Senator Nelson ' then moved that the statehood bill '"j be temjiorarily laid aside as morning business. Delegate Andrews presented In the house petitions from several towns of New Mexico! asking that the gamD- ling bill do not take effect till next January; and also petitions from number of churches asking for the preservation of the Pajarlto cliff -j liwelllngs. DOLLIVER ARGUES FOR RAILWAY RATE BILL Washington, March 1.-A large aud ience greeted Senator Dalllver in the senate today when he spoke on "ie Dolliver-Hephurn rate bill. His was the first speech made in support of the Mil. Senator Dolliver began his speech at 12:30, immediately after the routine business had been completed. The senator outlined the bill, pointing out wherein It amends the existing inter state commerce law, saying that after all the changes are comparatively few. " Instead of undermining the law, the bill fortifies it," he said, and he de clared that If the present law had been treated with the reverence and sanctity which It deserves, the Ameri can people would have approached the subject in a frame of mind very dif ferent from that which now prevails. He said that the railroads are un able to protect themselves . against the flagrant abuses of the private car companies uader Section 1 of the present law. He has not favored the abolition of these cars, but he did not believe that these car companies ' could be regulated by holding respon sible the railroad companius using them. Dolliver declared he did not expect a protracted vendetta between the railroads and the business com munity, believing that when the law shall be enacted It will be observed by carrier end shipper alike. Refer ring to the rebate question, he said that he did not agree -with either For aker or Bacon that such secret prac tices have been nbandoned. He did not believe the Elkins bill adequate for protection against these practices. "The difficulty about rebates is not in punishing violations," he said, "but in discovering them, and we have un dertaken to amend the law so as to cover that defect." WANTS BIG INCREASE OF WAGES ALL AROUND Washington, March 1. Senator Gal linger lias introduced a bill to read just ihe salaries of the general officers of the government to take effect March 4, 1909. The bill promises the following salaries: President, $75,000; vice president, $15,000; speaker of the house, $12,000; members of the cabi net, $15,000; senators and representa fives, $7,500. TRIBAL GOVERNMENT IS CONTINUED FOR INDIANS Washington, March 1. The house today agreed to the senate joint reso lution which continues the tribal gov ernment of the five civilized tribes in Indian Territory until the tribal prop erty and land is disposed of. IMMIGRANTS FROM ACROSS THE WATER FOR CANADA. Winnipeg, Man., March 1. The lo cal officers of the Salvation Array are busy making preparations for the large body of immigrants who will ar rive here from England during the coming summer. About 3.500 liritish people will be brought west directly under the care of the army, and Ce first steamer, with part of thce Im migrants, started from England today. This Is an undertaking of the Salva- inn . .. 1 ( . 1. . . . 1 I U Aiiujr, pruiuiueu uy inr; uuumt- intention of relieving the situation in Great UrltaTu, caused by the existence of a large number of unemployed In fl.e large cities of Great Britain, and to supply much needed help to the farmers and businessmen in the west of Canada. Of the 3,5iO to come to Winnipeg, it is expected that about 1.500 will bo located in Manitoba, while the rest will go to Saskatche wan. The Salvation Army does not intend to bring the paupers and the scum of the IirRish population to this country, and deals only wih hard working and willing people, who may temporarily out of employment or wish to better their condition. HOCH'S BODY HAS BEEN MOVED TO ANOTHER PLACE Chicago, March 1. The Ij.dy of .lohiinn Hnch, who was hanged last Friday and who was buried In the J'otcr's field, was today disinterred an I relinked ti Elm wood cemetery. Wool Market. March 1 Wool market, huhc J. St. Louis teady; unc Chicago Cattle Marke . Chicago. March 1- Cattle receipts. 7.5UH; market strong; beeves $3.9oif; $f..4i; cow and heiters, $1.75',"; J.'i.on; sfockers ar.'l feeders, $ $5.U'i ; TexaiiH. $:!.-;-"f;H " Sheep n i i!. 7.7""; market st ady i lower; sheep, $3.75l $t!.i"i ; lambs, Jti '" ?T."0. FAMINE IS BAD IN JAPAN Empress Dowager Not Dead. Dowager Queen Wont Visit Here. THIS COUNTRY GETS ONLY TWO I'aris, aiarcn J. Application - was made to the civil tribunal of Seine to day on behalf of a money lender for permission to levy on the household goods In the Castellane mansion to satisfy a claim for money advanced to Cpunt Boni. The lawyer of the family resisted the request on the grounds that th goods are separate property and the case finally was referred to the Judge in chamber. It Is considered a test affecting numer ous creditors. FAMINE GET8 MATERIALLY WORSE IN NORTH JAPAN Seattle, March 1. The steamship Dakota brings advice fram Nagasaki that the famine situation In northern Japan is steadily growing graver. In December It Is estimated that 680,000 persons out of a population of 2,821, 000 were on the verge of starvation. Since, then the situation has been getting even more serious. ENGLAND DOUBTS TRUTH OF EMPRESS' DEATH London, March 1. The rumor of the death of the empress dowager of China Is regarded hero as wholly im probable. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED MARGARET WON'T COME New York, March 1. A dispatch from Rome to the Herald says that it U officially announced that Dawager Queen Margherlta of Italy has aband oned her projected trip to the Uni ted States. AMERICAN MISSIONS DID NOT SUFFER. Washington, D. C, March 1. Mr. Rogers, the American consul at Shanghai, In a telegram to the State Department, says: "It Is finally kno'fi. that the property at Nanchlng Is safe and the refugees are at Kiu kiang."' DR. THOMAS MADE TRIAL BUT COULDN'T GET IN New York, March 1. The. American entries for the balloon race for the Bennett cup, to be held in France this year, are closed and, instead of three contestants, as originally planned, the Unittd States will only be represented by two contestants. Lieutenant frank S. Lahm, United States army, and M. Santos-Dunront, now in France, both experienced aeronauts, have been se lected. Dr. Julian P. Thomas, an en thusiaetic member of the Aero club of America, made a determined effort to become the third American representa tive in the race, but his entry was de clined by Messrs. Post and Mishop, the mcmoers of the committee on Ameri can entries. Dr. Thomas offered to have a balloon of 55,000 cubic feet built f;r the race and was exceedingly anxious to be selected, but his entry was rejected after careful considera tion on the ground that there would not be enough time for Dr. Thomas to get In practice and ready for the race, as he is not an experienced aero naut. NORTH CAROLINA COTTON GINNERS ARE MEETING. Charlotte, N. C March 1. The state convention of the Cotton Gin ners of North Carolina opened here today with a large attendance. Among tnose In attendance are many prom inent men of this state. Important matters will e considered at this meeting . STANDARD OIL AFTER ANOTHER RAILROAI New York, March L All Wall street Is feverishly watching the bat tle f;ir control of the great Illinois Central railroad. Standard Oil's "rail road general" is leading the fight on Stuyvesant Fish, for many years pres ident ::f the road. Flnh is fighting des- perately, but there Is danger that he; something to do with his antagonism will lose. The war Is for revenge ;for his arcn enemy. Thomas W. Law because Fish, an Investigator of Mu ! son of Boston. I-awson, as the holder tual Life, balked at the plans of the f a large numlier of insurance policy Standard Oil party, headed by H. H. j holders' proxks, has made strenuous Rogers, to gobble up the Insurauce efforts to get Stuyvesant Fish to ac concern. cept the chairmanship of a proxy It is claimed by some of Harrlmau's ! holding committee. Fish refused on I i.i ii t ..n ,i I u ttini Vt.t r.talli, rw.ti. rr.n.l of rni!iu1jiii j l.it4 Vw, n. u . I . . trols the Illinois Central through bold-1 it clear that he was fsvorablv dis- ?! rorc'1''11- b,lt ,h- 'linage as small, ing a majority of the capital sfc--k. ' posed to lwson's cause, 'f Harri- 1 a,i onl-v "'rough Th- prompt ar as well as a majority of the board of j man Miceeeds in wresting control of "r ,1hH f"' ''".partnient, how directors. It Is learned, however, that ,t Illinois Central from Fish, the I eur-,lll nfla.gra' ion was averted. Harrinian and his associates really jrea- I'nion Pacific line from the Pa hold but Soo.ouii shires of Illinois Cen- J ejfb- to Omuha will be carried Into tral. which Is oneihlrd of the out-1 Chicago, and a connect liur link be st ami in capital. The Illinois Cen-j given north and south with Chicago tral has always !ec:i a Fish family 'and New Orleans, connecting the railroad and its stock has been very I Southern Pa inc. The story that u widely distributed. principally In merger betwe. n the l;nkn Pacific aud the middle west, among small holders. ! Illinois Central, wltli Harrinian ror a long time past Harrinian has been known to be reaching out for Illinois Btock holdings wherever they appear. One big firm of brokers has a standing order to accumulate these; securities for this' interest. Fish's ! friends declare mat liU fighting capac It v had been 'very much underest! mated." W. II. Truesdale, president It came in like a roaring PUGILISM CLAIMS ANOTHER VICTIM Henry Tenny Knocked Out Last Night Died This Morning. PARTICIPANTS PROSECUTED Builder of Brown Paact Hotel, Denver, is III in San Diego. San Francisco, Cal., March . Henry Tenney, who was knocked out last night by Frankie Nell, bantam champion pugilist, died at 8 o'clock this morning. Death was undoubtedly the result of the beating he received In the ring. From the time he was carried to his corner, last night. Tenney sank rapidly. News of his death spread quickly over the city. Orders were at once given at police headquarters to take all concerned Into custody. Nell soon surrendered, as also did James Coffroth, Eddie Graney, Willis Britt, Morris Levy and Mark Shaughnessey. All were charged with manslaughter. It is said that two days ago Tenney had an epileptic fit. An autopsy will lie held. AGED CAPITALIST IS NOW SERIOUSLY ILL. San Diego, Cal.. March 1. H. C. Brown, builder of the Brown Palace Hotel, at Denver, who has been spending several months here. Is seri ously 111 at a hotel, but physicians say that there is no Immediate dan ger of death. He is 8t years old. which makes his condition serious. Money Market, New York, March 1. Money on call firm, 3 7; prime mercantile paper, 5SC; silver, CSV of the Lackawanna railroad. Is lined up against Fish. Though it s said that great Influence was brought t: War upon Thomas F. Ryan, he de clined to take part in the railroad war. Tne suggestion is made that H. H. Rogers' interest in the warfare has : president, was contemplated, was de nied tr pie weeks ago. The Illinois Central railroad operates through the states of Illinois. Indiana. Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnsotu. South Dakota. Ken tuc ky. Tennessee, Ixnil.-iana, Missis ini and Alabama, and lias a to'ui mileage of 4.374. Its oiit-raiidirir cap ital iS $'.O.0'Mt,IHIH. lion, both as to weather condition LARGE ORDER FOR ELECTRIMACHINES Brazil Constructing Immense Hydro-Electric Plant For Her Capital. ORDER IS VERY IMPORTANT Suit to Oust School Inspectors Be cause the Funds Were Embezzled. New York. March 1. The Rio Ja nelro TramwHy, Light and Power com pany, in which New Yorkers are con siderably interested, has placed con tracts here for the initial equipment of a loo.ouo horse-iower hydro-electric plant to be built about 85 miles from Rio Janeiro for generating electric energy to be transmitted to the Brazi lian capital. The. plant is to be equip ped with machinery capable tof devel oping! 45,000 horse-power. It Is the). most important order ever awarded in this country for electrical equipment to be shipped to South America, the Germans and British having hitherto executed almost, all the big electrical work In that part of the world. The Rio Janiero company Is con trolled by Interests Identical with those controlling the Sao I'aulo Tram way, Light and Power company, tno Mexican Unlit and Bower company, the Trinidad Electric company and the Havana Ceu ral Railway company and;oy a lunctieon or tne executive corn- the Havana Electric company. These companies represent an aggregate In vestment of nearly $UiO,Ol)0,000. The present plans will Involve an expendi ture cf more than $J5,uoo,OOu. . Among laciid interested in the enterprise are Sir William Van Home, F. S. Plerson and WUlliam L. Bull. SCHOOL INSPECTORS HELD RESPONSIBLE. Peoria. III.. March 1. Win. A. Gray, ns the representative of sev eral Influential citizens, today insti tuted proceedings before Judge Wbrthington, in the circuit court, to out the hoard of school inspectors. The judge has taken tho matter un der advisement. This action on the part of these citizens follows the Dougherty defalcation, some months ugo, more than IiIhu.ihik having been stolen by him, when a lormer school superintendent. ASHES START FIRE AT SCHACK RESIDENCE BOX AND FENCE WAS BURNED PROMPT WORK OF PARTMENT AVERTS RATION. FIRE DE-CONFLAG- ! The fire this aftern on was in the (iuerr.sev records before this were jrear of the residene- of Mrs. M. A. 'made by the Imperial Rosle with 14, Schack. 315 South Third street. An t,:::! pounds of milk, and Imperial I'rin j ash box caught fire from ashes fresn ,-e..- Khea, 7 75 pounds of butter fat. I from the stove. The ash box was So the Blue Kanh county Sunbeam Is nurimd and the feme was bamy E'ks Hold Interesting Meeting. Ihe Klks held an extremely inter e'Mng meeting last niht and initiated ihe following new members: A. W. Hayden. the c nuactor; 11. K. Schwentker. the insin.uice agent, anil Kngineer Davey, nf t..e Santa Fe. The usual stimulating Inn -h was served, 'inc-re was no quorum !' the commit ter having in charge ihe plans of ar ranging for the excision to Denver 'o attend the national convention, which take pla. e in July. Spelter. March 1 -Spelter steady, Sr. Louis ."..:.o. and national complication. STRIKE PROSPECTS GROW INEVITABLE Reported in Washington That the President Has Not Invited MITCHELL AND ROBBINS TO Discuss Matter. With Kim Miners' . Demands Have Not Been -. Heard From. Washington. 1). C, March J. It was stated at tie White House, to day, that the president had not ex tended an Invitation to John Mitchell and Frances 'I Bobbins to come to Washington and confer with him concerning tho coal situation. PRESIDENT MITCHELL HAS NOT HEARD FROM DEMAND New York, Marc 1. John Mitch ell, president of the Mine Workers of merica, today said that he had not yet recived a reply from the opera tors regarding the demands of the anthracite mlnerB, which were for warded to George F. Baer on Tues day. NEW ENGLAND HARDWARE MEN HOLD SESSION Boston, Mass., March 1. The sec ond annual convention of the New England Hardware Dealers' Assocla fion was Informally opened this noon mlttee at the Vendome Hotel. The convention proper was called to or der by President John B. Hunter, at 1 o cloc k. During the afternoon Bes sion, the reports of the officers and committees will be received, and new officers will be elected for the ensuing year. Later In the afternoon there will be a 'smoke talk." which will be followed by a stag dinner and a the ater party. On Friday the members will be entertained with automobile and trolley rides, etc., 'by the local hardware men. MOST REMARKABLE COW IN THE WHOLE WORLD Mankato, Minn.. March 1. Ulne Par h county lasts of the most re- inarkal.le c.w in the world. She Is a Guernsey, named Yeksa Sunbeam, and bred liy the late W. I). Richardson, of Garden City. A record was kept of h'r a liieveinenis In the milk and but ter line ilurlng the year 11)05. She produces l.i'HO jxninds of butter, or al most her own weight, which Is not unite l.L'"o pounds. The i'-.-t was made under the super vision of the Wisconsin experimental 'station, and showed that the cow gave 1 ,'." s pounds "f milk during the year, from which 8;7. 1 5 pounds of but ter la- was obtained, making an aver- uf 7 1 ner cent. The hiuhest I 7 Douiids ahead of any other cow f her breed In milk und f. 40 pounds over the highest record In butter fat. Yi ksa Sunbeam was nine and one h.r.f years old at the beginning of the year's test. She is large, rather spare, yet carrying plenty of flesh, and In no way r .em-lug any strain from her worlv, Kansas Ci y Market. sa, C;ty. March 1. Cattle re Mum, including 3no southerns; active and steady; southern K.l! eelpl.- nurk. Steer- e! -. ! 7r,1( .",.IHI; t-oiithern cows, iiifi ; native cows and heifers, $". on ; s'oeket'S and feeders. $ del $.! loff $:,.IM); bulls. tZXadt $.' c.t v s. $ .i.oiifj $o.rio. Metal Market. York, March 1. Lead und cop ,:,!; unchanged. N per, Member of McCurdy Party Hits Reporter as They Go to Ship. A TEXAS BAiK CLOSES DOORS Albany, March L Attorney General Mayer announced tcday that he had denied the application of Wm. R. j Hearst, demanding that the attorney begin proceedings to annul the cnarter of the Inter-Borough Metropolitan Holding company, under which merg er the New York: Traction company is intended to be affected. The attorney general holds that the proposed merg er will constitute a monopoly of the present elevated, surface and subway systems in Manhattan and Bronz, but that such a monopoly In street transit Is permissible under the state laws. McCURDY AND PARTY LEAVE FOR FRANCE New Y'ork, March 1. Richard ,A. McCurdy, ex-presldent of the Mutual Life, Mrs. McCurdy, Louis G. 'Ihebaud and Mrs. Thebaud, McCurdy'a daugh ter, boarded the Hamburg-American steamship Amerika. Several servants accompanied the party on the Amerika which sailed today. When the carriage containing the party arrived at the pier a reporter tried to obtain an inter view with McCurdy. Thebaud's coac'h man, Thomas Beddow, hit the reporter and was arrested. ' TEXAS BANK HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS Fort Smith, March 1. The Southern Bank & Trust company, a . recently formed corporation, with an authorized rnnltal nf tfillf) flfio fuller! in nnen Its dejers this morning. A notice wa,life saving crew from Pigeon Cove. posted to the effect that the bank's Interests had been sold to Tom Nealy, an attorney of Fort Smith, who It was stated would pay the depositors In full. The deposits amount to $80,000. The bank was a branch of the Southern Rank & Trust company - of . Dallas, Texas. ' v i. , PLANS A HCMF FOR DESTITUTE INVENTORS. New York, March . 1. Believing that there Is need of a homo for des titute Inventors, J. W. Bunker, him self an Inventor, says he will build such a home near New York City. Mr. Bunker asserts that he has al ready In hand sufficient capital to erect the building and equip It with faclltles to enable indigent Inventors to prosecute their labors. He says' there are many persons In the United States who have macft valuable In ve.lons, but who have failed to gain any considerable returns from them. OFFICER HAS FORFEITED HIS COMMISSION Washington, March 1. While the resignation of Major Casslus Gillette of the engineer corps of the United Slates army has net been received by the war department. It Is said there that If he has, as reported yesterday, accepted the office of superintendent of tho filtration plant in Philadelphia, he has thereby forfeited his commls- slon In (lie army. LESSONS FROM CENTURY OF INCORPORATED LIFE Wllliamsport, Pa.. March 1. On March 1, ISofi, Just 100 years ago to day, tho straggling village wherein was the "county seal" of Lycoming, was inoorKirated by act of the legis lature as the Rorongh of Willlam port; by a like enacftmnt sixty years later It became a city. The centen nial of the corporate existence of Wll liamsport will be properly celebrated by the citizens of tht old town today. Many pej pie from Lycoming county and other parts of the state are here to take part In the celebration, which will be of a public character. There will be a parade symbolizing tire growth and development of the city tiu ring the V years of its existence, I a large meeting with addresses and music and In the evening a largw; banquet and ball. The history of Wllliamspor! dates I'ack to the early beginnings of i.ycom-1 ing county. Soon after the act vfi assembly creating the new ounty of ! Lycoming, in the spring of 17y", Mich-! aei Koss, owner of the tract called "Virginia," secured the services of William Kllis and Joseph Williams, noted surveyors of the time, to lay out on the north bank if the charm ing West liranch a town, which he named Willlunisport and which he proposed to make the county seal. Koss had two rivals, who also laid out towns in ci se proximity 1 the proposed Wllliamsport and which they named Jaysburg and Newberry, lloih these towns now form part of Wil lianisport. Tl re was considerable! rivalry between the three towns for a while, an each aspired to become the county seat, but Wllliamsport finally won tne victory. James Russell built the first house hi the new town, corner Hast Third and Mulberry streets. It was long famous as the Russell Inn. The first courts were held there and It was a pioneer landmark down to Its destruc tion by the Ux flre of 1S71. Here was luiru William Russell, the first native THIRTY LOST OFF NORWAY Armour Plant in Philadelphia Burns With Total Loss , of $150,000. WRECK ON MASSACHUSETTS COAST Mlddleton. Conn., March 1. North College, the oldest dormitory of the Wesleyan University, containing 150 rooms, was destroyed by fire, today. The students made their escape safe ly but almost all their effects were lost. The fire started in tho attic The loss, $80,000, was covered by In surance. The burned building, which, was erected in 1827, formed the nue cleus of the present college group, and was of great historic Interest. THIRTY MEON LOSE LIFE OFF NORWEGIAN COAST. Haguesund, Norway, March 1. Thirty men were drowned last night by a wreck off the Norwegian coast in the steamer Thor. The vessel's cable broke during the huuricane and! she was blown aBhore, where she sank. Only TTTree of the crew were saved. ARMOUR PLANT 8USTAINS HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE. Philadelphia, Pa., March 1. A fire today destroyed the storage and dis tributing plant of Armour & Co. Tha loss is estimated at $150,000. MASSACHUSETTS COST GRAVE OF THREE MEN. Gloucester, Mass., March 1. The tug, Daniel Webster, struck a rock off Rock port breakwater, today, and sank.' Three of the five men wh were aboard, are believed to be drowned. Two were rescued by the NAVY DEPARTMENT WELL 8ATISFIED WITH DRY DOCK. Washington, D. C, March 1. There Is considerable satisfaction among the officials of the Navy Department over the reports of the safe arrival of the Dowey dry dock off the Canary Islands. - It .. was not expected that there -would hft any difficulty, en countered by the expedition, for it was known that the weather condi tions were reasonably! good, the- trip of the dock having been timed by the hydrographers, so as to take advant age of the fair winds across the At lantic. It Is now realized, however, that those who estimated the time to be made by the expedition gave the dock too much credit for speed. iThn .ii,tnr r.t th Rtmntnr h.l in gsted that unUer th(J bc(Jt condltIon8 the expedition could not make greater speed than ninety miles a day on the average, making no allowances for the accidents to the hawsers and the transfer of the stores. The officials of the Navy Department maintained that the Dewey would be able to travel considerably faster. Some of ficers have been predicting that tho structure could not make the trip, and It was realized that tho mobility of the dry dock would go a long way toward supporting the theory of the strategic usefulness of the dock and assisting the plan to obtain an ap- j proprlatlon for another in the pres j ent session of congress. of Wllliamsport. John Moore erected the second building which was also a public-house and called the White house. The first brick building was erected by Andrew TuIIock in 1799 and it Is still standing on Front street below Market. The first store was opened In 1801 by William Wilson. Andrew D. Hepburn wa the second niercuant who opened a store In tho new town. There was no drug store until Henry Lenhard opened one in 1S15. I'eter Vanderbllt was the first blacksmith and en August 12. 179 the first postolllce was established at Williarnsport with Samuel GrUr an postmaster. In ISO I i!-e firs, co,t housrt wa8 built on the present site. In 1814 an academy was opened In the building on West Third stre-et, near Wst street, which is still standing. The Rev. Samuel Henderson, pastor of tno Lycoming Prettbyterlan church was the principal, and Thomas Grier. his assistant. The first newspaper, the Lycoming "Gazette." was established in 1801 by William F. Huyers. a young printer from Sunbiiry. In 1869 i oecaine the "Gazette and Ilulletin." At the time of the lnc-orjKira! Ion there were only sixty taxables In the new borough, against O.otjo in the present year. The first tax ihmllenre Bhwo.i a tolal taxation (f $m!.70. against tha present sum or JlH.L'yj.07. In 1839 the aw mill, known as the "Big Watermill." was erected at the foot of Hepburn str.et and tne river dammed and bom-id and this formed tno foundation for Wllliamsport 's greatest Industry. I, s.n became the 'Saw dust City" and the greatest .-.niTier market cast of Chicago. The highwa ter mark lu ihe lumber business was reichc-d In 1HS!, when more than 300, U'mi.immi ftet of logs were rafted out of the big boom. The flixnl of ISstf broke the I om and sent the logs down tho bay. Since that time the lumber In dus rv has steadily dec-lined uutil to day there are only two mills left ill opert'tion.