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State Is First in Lumbering in Country.
Washington, Dec. —(Special.)— The supremacy in luAber produc tion which the Washington mills attained in 1905 was still more firmly established in 1906. Not only was the state first in lumber production last year, but it led the next largest lumber-producing state by the great margain of more than a billion and a half of feet, or more than 55 per cent. That is the state of Washington in 1906 yielded more than half as much again as the second largest state in the lumber industry, which was Lousiana. Yet, as recently as 1904, Washington was second in lumber production; Wisconsin was first. In 1906 the "big four" states were Washington, Lousiana, Wisconsin and Michigan, in that order. All the lumbermen know how phenomenal has been the raise of Washington in the timber indus try. The state last year produced 11.5 per .cent] of the entire lumber product of the United States, al though Washington's share of (be whole in 1880 was less than 1 per cent. The shifting of the lumber business is described in a striking way by the forest service, in con nection with some tables prepared by that service and the census bureau. These paragraphs are quoted: "The changes which have taken place in the cut of th*e various species are strikingly reflected in this table. The cut of Idaho in 1906 was more than six times that of 1899, that of Washington was triple, and that of Oregon more than double. In the same length of time the lumber production of Louisiana increased 151.1 per cent., that of California 83.7 per cent., and that of Mississippi 53 per cent. On the other hand, the cuts of Indiana and Ohio decreased 54 per cent., that of Georgia 36.4 per cent, and that of Wisconsin and Michi gan 30 per cent. It is interesting to carry these comparisons back to the earliest date for which figures upon the lumber cuts in the vari ous states are available, to show the shifting which has taken place in the sources of our lumber sup ply. Michigan, for instance, fur nishes 23 per cent, of the lumber production of the United States in 1880, but only 5.6 per cent, in 1906. Lousiana cut 0.7 per cent, of the total in 1880, and 7.4 per cent, of that of 1906. Washington fur nished only 0.9 per cent, of the lumber production of 1880, and 11.5 percent, of that of twenty six years later. ''The great lumber-producing centers moved first from the pine and spruce forests of New England westward through New York and Pennsylvania to the white pine region of the Lake states, and then swung southward to the great yel low pine belt. Now, however, the Pacific Northwest is rapidly assum ing the position of chief impor tance, and lumber from California, Oregon and Washington is stead ily working its way eastward across the plains and prairies. The Pa cific coast at present contains the country's greatest supply of virgin timber, yet lumbering in that re gion is heavy and is increasing. The total product of the Washington mills last year was 4,305,053,000 board feet. The nearest approach to these figures by any state was Lousiana, the 1906 production was 2,796,395,000 feet. For the whole country the production last year amounted to 37,135,139,000 feet, which was an increase of a little less than 8 per cent, over the product of 1899. The increase in the state of Washington as compared with 1899 was over 201 per cent., which was far greater than that in any other state. The in crease in .Louisiana was 151 per cent. Other but lesser gains were in Missis sippi, 53 per cent., and California, 83 per cent. Oregon had a great record, the output of that state increasing by 118 per cent., placing the Oregon mills next to those of Louisiana in rate of in crease as compared with 1899. Apportionment of state school funds for Stevens county for the quarter ending Dec. 14 amounts to $3,551.09. The qurrterly appor tionment of county school funds is $2,034.06. Only a few acre tracts left in the Quale addition. Lots between First, Second and Third streets. Can be had on terms of one-third down balance to suit purchaser. A Bachelor Quest. [Copyright, 1907, by E. C Parceils.] Charles Shaw, attorney, was forty and unmarried. He bad proposed twice and been rejected both times. After that be refrained and t>ecame cynical about marriage. One night in returning from his club to his bachelor quarters be witnessed a collision between a back and a street car. The street car couldn't turn out, and the hack wouldn't, and so they came together with a crash. When the incident had reached its end Mr. Shaw resumed his way, but he hadn't taken twenty steps when he made a find on the sidewalk. It was a white satin slipper, and it belonged to a woman with a dainty foot. The find er admired it by lamplight and then slipped it into his pocket. His heart gave a sort of tunk as he did so. Here was a seed of romance—a lost slipper, a dainty slipper, a slipper belonging to some fair lady who had fled from the collision in wild haste. She must have been without au escort or the slipper would have been searched for and found. What was a handsome wo man doing that she was out alone at midnight? Had the question been put to him by a caller at his office the lawyer would have answered that she probably belonged to the Tenderloin and charged $10 for the information; but, as it was, he made himself believe that it was far otherwise. As he took the slipper out of his pocket and looked at it with the eyes of a man of the world and an old bachelor instinct told him that the loser was a damsel, that she was blond, that she had nserry blue eyes, that she had an aristocratic foot and belonged to the Four Hun dred. Real old solid romance was bub bling and seething in his bosom before he went to bed that night. He may have thrust the slipper under his pil low. He may have put it into the pocket of his nightshirt so as to have it next his heart. If the slipper had looked cute and dainty and aristocratic by gaslight it looked 50 per cent mora so in the sun shine of the morning. Instead of dying out, the romance bubbled the harder. Mr. Shaw felt that he had a case where the jury couldn't go back on him. He gazed long at the dainty thing before he went to breakfast. Then he put it in his pocket and carried it to his office and placed it on his desk. His girl typist saw it there and was prop erly shocked. A man who wanted to sue another man because his dog had bitten him saw it there and went away without suing. An old woman whe wanted to lend some money on a mort gage saw it there and went right off and consulted a lawyer who had been married for twenty years. None of these things affected Mr. Shaw, however. Next day the papers contained a carefully worded advertisement to the effect that a gentleman who saw the collision that took place in a certain locality had made a find afterward and was anxious to restore the article to the loser. Some men would have men tioned the slipper right out In print. Mr. Shaw didn't do this out of respect to the damsel's feelings. If she had been out slumming alone he wasn't go ing to give her away to her stern fa ther or horrified mother. It was just mentioned as a "find," and the result was what might have been expected. One man wrote that he had lost a bot tle of whisky in the crash and would be much obliged at receiving it back* Another wrote that he had wad of $14 and was glad to find an honest man. A third had lost his bat and a fourth a cane, and three women wrote about lost bags and back combs. The one who lost the slipper didn't write, however. Mr. Shaw figuredVlt out that she hadn't got up early enough in the morning to see the paper before the cook lugged it downstairs, and he advertised again. No answer from her. The only epistle was from a par* ty who claimed to have lost his wood? en leg in the accident, and he dropped a warning that it must be returned within three days or he would liinty around to police headquarters and set fifty detectives at work on the case. For a third and fourth time Mr. Shaw ordered that advertisement In serted. In fact, he made it a "t tfi ad., which means that it was to run till He felt that sooner or later the damsel must see it. She was no doubt wondering what chevalier had picked it up, and she would won der until she turned to the papers. The ad. was given a place between a bulldog for ale cheap and a second hand farm wagon for sale at a bar gam, but he had faith that her eyes would light on it. And Mr. Shaw .was rewarded. The day came when bis office boy hunted him up at lunch and told him that there was a lady waiting at the office, and he almost ran the four blocks. There was a lady. She was a young lady. She was a colored young lady. She had taken the slip per off the desk and was holding It in her hand. "Much obleeged, boss," she said as the lawyer stared at her. "Then it was you—you"— "It was me, sah. It was me ana Julius. We had been to de show and was comin' home. Dat crash flopped me down on de floh, and it flopped Julius outer de back doah, and it was while I was running arter dat pesky nigger dat de slipper come off, and I went home on my uppers. Yes, sah, it's mine—cost me a dollar and a half oat I washed fur and earned—and it was mighty nice fur yon to put dat ad. in de paper and help a pore gal find her missin' property. If Julius wasn't still skeered and on de run I'd have him"— But Mr. Shaw intimated that the In terview was at an end and sat down to study the case of Brown versus ,ones - M. QUAD. Subscribe for the Minis Make low down pig troughs. It:P|gs have to habitually hump themselveinfo reach their feed they will become hump backed. Pigs more than three weeks old should be in the pasture, not in ahijg house. Access to fresh earth is essen tial to their thrift. Hogs have a way of their own of taking a bath. They wallow In tee mud, stand in the sun to dry the mud, then rub it off on a post. It works alj right, too, removing scurf and opening the skin pores.—lowa Homestead. No Foot, No Hog. According to my observation, a large number of hogs shown at the state fairs are lacking in bone. Altogether too many of them are down on their dew claws. If I were judge I certain ly would never place a premium exj, * hog that did not stand squarely on bis feet. There is an old adage, no horse," and it is equally true when It Is changed to read, "No foot, fie hog," remarks a practical farmer. Combating Sheep Ailmentf. Internal parasites and hoof ailment are the bane of flockmasters, the latter chiefly because in summer it invftejs the blow fly, parent of the maggot which causes a more terrible death than the stomach worm. Some simple remedy that the sheep will readily eat has long been sought for the internal parasites, and something with which the sheep can treat their hoof ailment themselves is equally desirable. I be lieve I have found both, writes H. P. Miller in National Stockman and Farmer. Though I have not carried flocks through a summer with them, my faith in them is so strong that I want to give others a chance to try them next summer. Provide a box six or eight feet square and four inches deep and cover the bottom one inch deep with air slaked lime. In the cen ter of it place a small box containing dry tobacco leaves and keep them sprinkled with salt, making that the only source of salt supply. Cover all to protect from rains. The sheep will do the rest. We expect to move into our new building on Janu ary first,, and as we do not want to move all our stock we will give a discount of 5 per cent on all cash purchases made between now and that time. NEWPORT WASH. LAND CO. Real Estate, Loans and Investments We have a choice list of improved and unimproved town property. Several fine ranches. , Cordwood land and timber tracts for sale. Our.priees are right and bur large clientele is the best recommendation of fair and honest treatment. See us if you wish to buy or sell in Newport or the Calispel valley. The demand for good town property and ranches is steadily in creasing. Dozens of inquiries are being received from various parts of Washington and the Eastern States. The immigration here next year will be larger than any former year. Buy now at bargain prices and get the benefit of advanced prices in the spring; Write or call for particulars of an)" prop erty you wish to buy. We will arrange terms and prices to suit. NEWPORT, WASH. LAND CO. M. FOX & CO. SUCCESSORS TO F. S. CHIRM AN £ CO. Hay, Grain, Hour and Feed VAWTER BUILDING. The season for coughs ana colds is now at hand and too much care cannot be used to protect the children. A child is much more likely to contract diphtheria or scarlet fever when he has a cold. The quicker you cure his cold the less risk. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the sole reliance of many mothers and few of those who have tried it are will ing to use any other. Mrs. F. F. Starcher, of Ripley, W. Va , says' »*I have never used anything other than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for my childien anddtjhas always given good satisfaction." This remedy contains no opium or other , narcotic, and may be given as confidently to a child as to an adult. For sale by Tiss & McMorran. The King Co. SPOKANE, The oldest Optieal firm in Wash- of this company, will visit Newport tfie 3d Saturday of each month. Wave your eye troubles looked after by a firm you KNOW to be responsible. REMEMBER THE DATE Reid Hardware Co. Newport, Wash. DEALERS IN NEWPORT, WASH. Good Medicine for Children. 607 Sprague Ave. Pend d' Oreille River Navigation Co. EFFECTIVE OCT. 28. 1907 Str. Newport leaves for lone and In termediate points on Mondays, Wednes days and Fridays at 11 a. m. Returning leaves lone Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5 a. m. Str. Newport leaves for Cusick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3p. m. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridajs at 11 a. m. Returning leaves Cusick on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at G:3O a. m. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a. m. PEND. D ' OREILLE RIVER WASH. NAVIGATION CO. W. H. IRVING. GENERAL MANAGER. Q. R. WEEKS HOUSE SIGN AND CARRIAGE PAINTING PAPER HANGING AND DECORATING WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED Newport, - - Washington Dr. C. W. HUNT m ROOMS 502-507 FERNWELL BLOCK Spokane, - Wash. "One Piece or a Carload" Herbert J. Anderson Manager MOSER-TERRY LUMBER CO. Wholesale and Retail Estimates Cheerfully Given Newport, ALVA S. SHERLOCK, LAWYER Practice in State and Federal Courts Abstracts made and examined NEWPORT, FRED PHILLIPS Barber and Hairdresser Baths Newport, Washington J. T. PHILLIPS, M. D. Physician and Surgeon OFFICE HOURS 1 1 TO 12; 2 TO 4; 7 TO a. SUN. 10 TO 12 W. F. MILLARD: Plumber and Tinnier NEWPORT, WASH. DR. G. B. MANN and DR. H. F. HUGHES DENTISTS Office Hours 9 a. m. to 12p. m. 1:30 p. m. to 5 p-. m. Newport, - Wash. Watches, Clocks Promptly Repaired Satisfaction Guaranteed North room io Holmes' Block, with Rogers & Talmadge. J. DEBART. TIME TABLE DENTIST We Have it LUMBER Wash. WASH. C. B. BOUDWIN PHYSICIAN & SURGEON SSii BANK Bldg. Office Hours: 11 to 12 a. m.. I to t and 7 to 8 p. m. Vbrne Branigin ATTORNEY AT Tj A\v OFFICE IN FIRST STATE BANK KI.KO Merchant Tailor C. Schneider Just received Fall and Winter line of goods. Also line of sam ples of high quality. Work done, at home and satisfaction guaran teed. Newport, Wash. Gust. Anderson LUMBERMEN'S AND MINER' HEAVY SHOES REPAIRING NEATLY DONE Washington Street SIDNEY W. ROGERS ATTORNEY, AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW UNITED STATES COMM/SS/ONER NEWPORT, WASH. NEWPORT BAKERY and GROCERY M. EBERT, Prop. Fresh Bread, Pies and cakes baked every day. Orders filled promptly. A fine line of candies, cigars and tobaccos. THE EAGLE BAR OLYHPIA BEER 5c Imported and Domestic* Wines, Liquors and Cigars A. L. RIES, Prop. Real Estate Ctty, *Ranch and ZSimber Land** List your property with us at once. We have buy ers for all kinds .in this "* locality at reasonable prices. Carl R. Schotte First State Bank Building. Newport, - - . Wash. CITY DRAY LINE H. SADDLER, Prop. Transfer business prompt ly attended to. Contracts taken for any and all kinds of work in the draying line NEWPORT, WASH.