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AIND ADAMS COUNTY NEWS VOLUME X. PROFESSIONAL Dr. I. IN. Habecker VETERINARY SURGEON and DENTIST 1 It located permanently in Ritzville. OFFKE: Harris Livery Stable. DR. F. R. BURROUGHS ' Physician and Surgeon ' OFFICE—Second St., bet. D and E | RITZVILLE. Wash. j C. W. BICE, M. D. | Physician and Surgeon v OFFICE—Second floor Gritman Block. Phone 323. Night calls promptly attended to from office. s RITZVILLE - - WASH, j t a DR. DAVID A. MEWIT \ Physician and Surgeon t All calls answered, day or night. ' Office—First National Bank Building < C Street, Ritzville, Wash. , —— ! 0. R. HOLCOMB Attorney and j Counselor at Law ( Will practice in all the U. S. Courts and departments and all Washington - Courts. Office—Ritzville, Wash. _ ___ ( C. W. RATHBUN Prosecuting Attorney , of Adams County, j Office: Court house, 1 RITZVILLE, Wash. 1 G. E. LOVELL EDWARD A. DAVIS LOVELL & DAVIS Lawyers Notary Public OFFlCE—Upstairs First National Bank Building. RITZVILLE, Wash. DR JOHN JOHNSTON Physician Hosenoff Building RITZVILLE, WASH. J. C. MOGAN Attorney at Law OFFICE: One door south of First National Bank. RITZVILLE - - WASH. J. J. JOYCE Practical Plumber Jobbing promptly attended to. Second St., Concrete Block, RITZVILLE - • WASH. Geo. F. Christensen, Pres. O. E. ZENT, Sec. And Treas. ADAMS COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. Capital, $20,000.00 INSURANCE AND ABSTRACTS Rooms 1 and 2, Tinnel Block, Phone, Main 523. RITZVILLE, Wash. COL. WM. F. YOHNKA, General Auctioneer. Speaks German and English Office at Journal ■ Herold Publishing Co.. Rttzvlle Phone 855 Reasonable Commuaioh. J. M. Kauffman HOUSE MOVING Is My Business... Safety guaranteed. I have all neces sary apparatus and machinery for transporting large structures on short notice. Excavating ■ specialty. CtIAROES REASONABLE C. E. Abegglen, D. 0., Osteopathic Phislclan, Makes a specialty of the diseases of women and children. Calls answered pay or night, Office next door to Carnegie Librarv. Ritzville, Washington. Increasing Use of the National Forests Methods Used by the Interior Department for the Preservation and Conservation of the Remaining Timber "Within three decades after the first Federal recognition of forestry, and sixteen years from the date when the first 'timberland reserve' was created, there have been established, in the interest of the whole people, 150 mil lion acre's of National Forests, effect ively protected against fire and tres pass, and thrown open on advantageous terms to the use of the public," Thus reads the annual review of forest work in the Year-book of the Depart ment of Agriculture: "Forests have so large a place in the national life that in some measure every citizen shares the benefits which attend suc cessful effort to preserve, restore, or establish them. Yet it will always be the Western industries which will most profit from the presence of the existing National Forests, upon whose resources—mainly wood, water, and range—they are largely dependent. TheGovemment always favors settlers and home builders and prior users, both by granting free use of timber and by encouraging small sales. The Fiscal year Area of Total Total pendi- Gain Deficit (July Ito National gross reve- expend- Gain Deficit. ture per per June 30). Forests nue. iture. t>er acre. acre. acre. Acres. 1901-2 69,966.090 $26,431.87 $326,000.00 $299,668.13 $0.0064 10.0060 1902-3 62.962,849 46,838.08 300,013.60 264.176.42 .0048 .0040 1903-4 63,027,884 68,436.19 379,160.40 320.714.21 .006 0061 1904-6 86,693,422 73,276.16 608.886.00 436,609.86 .0069 0060 1906-6 106,999,138 767,219.00 979,619.00 212,800.00 .0091 0020 1906-7 160,831,666 1,630,321.88 1,401,662.19 $128,669.69 0093 $0.0009 '' In disposing of timber on the Na tional Forests, every effort has been made to meet the local conditions in each Forest and in the different oarts of 'each Forest where the character of the timber and the market require spec ial consideration. This has been done not only by varying the size of the trees which are cut under the sales in accordance with the kind of timber and the situation, but by supplying the needs of the people in each vicinity with the particualr kind of timber re quired by them in their industries. "The institution of a charge for grazing in the Forests with the adopt ion of regulations to prevent damage to the range and with satisfactory allot ments of territory, both between the cattle owners and between individual owners of the same kind of stock, were important accomplishments of the year. "Planting operations are at present centered in 8 nurseries within or near as many different forests. There are now on hand a total of 6,000,000 seed lings, and 760 acres wete planted in the spring of 1907. FBur of the nurs eries have been established long enough to grow seedlings of size for SAYS HE SAW OSBORNE Jos. C. Barto was in the city Tues day from Everett, where he now makes his home.. Ur. Barto was a caller at the Record office and mentioned hav ing met Harley Smith, a former resi dent of this place, before his depart ure from Everett Monday. Smith told him about meeting S. A. OBborne the missingWilsoncreek business man and rancher in Snohomish about two months ago. Smith was engaged in painting a sign for a business house at that place when Osborne came along the street. Smith recognized Oborne and hailed him and the two had a chat. Finally Oborne excused himself saying that he wished to get a check cashed and was going to hunt up someone to indentify him at the bank. He came back a little while later and told Smith he had been successful in his mission and displayed some money to bear out the fact. After a short stop he passed on up the street in the direction in which Smith saw him come. Smith did not see him again. He is 'quite positive, however, says Mr. Barto, that it was after his disap pearance from Mt. Vemon and near as he can remember the about middle RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 32, 1907. business of the Natiaonal Forests must increase largely; for so vast are the resourses of timber and niinerals, and the opportunities for various busi ness enterprises and for the develop ment of power and irrigation, that the utilization of the Forests can be said to have only fairly begun. _ *' Throughout the year marked pro gress has been made in securing the most prompt, simple, and precise bus iness methods, and bringing the forest officers in the field and, through them,the public into closer touch with the aims of the Government in the for est policy. On January 1, 1906, the area of the Nation)-1 Forests was 977,- 73,617 acres,and on Oecembr 21, 1906, 127,154,371 acres; but the receipts increased in greater proportion—from $273,660 in 1905 to $1,004,185 in 1906. In addition, 15,000 permits, to near by settlers and ranchmen, were grant ed free of charge to the value of $75, - 000. The progress of National Forest administration in business matters is indicated by the following table: planting. "Better faciilties for communica tion, through public and private tele phone lines now being constructed, and the improvement of roads, will be of the greatest assistance in the conduct of forest business, and especially in the control of fires. The use of the for ests by the public will also be stimu lated by the marking of roads and trails giving the direction and dis tance to the nearest town, ranch or camping place. "The record of 1906 as confirmed by the business success of the technical side of forestry. When, through stud ies now under way, a better knowledge of the growth and habits of our west ern trees is secured and the forests have been brought, through the util ization of ground at present occupied, to greatly increased productiveness, still larger benefits may be expected." The article, "Progress of Forestry in 1906," illustrated, of which the above is an extract, has been issued, together with a directory of forest offi cers, associations, and schools in pam phlet form. It can be had upon appli cation to the Forester, Forest Sirvice, Washington, D. C. of August. If such is the ease, this will be the first clue that has been found to Mr. Osborne's whereabouts since "his disappearance. His family and friends have lost all hope of find ing him and if the story told by Smith proves true they will know where to begin their search xor the missing man.—Odessa Record. 1 WILL SPRA6UE AGAIN BE A DIVISION POINT? Northern Pacific surveyors have > pitched camps on the N- P. reserve > on the eaat end of First street. The i force is a large one, four tents being I necessary to house them. They are i noncommital as to their purpose here, i but are doing most of their work east of Sprague. The theory is advanced I that they are working on a connecting i line with the P. &S. southeast of ' Spargue. In the past three months several ! crews of N. P. surveyors have made i surveys of the old site upon which stood the machine and round s | house of the N. P. in early days when ■! Sprague was a division point. The • N. P. still retains all this ground •; and more, and, as in the past, now re fuses to sell any part of it. Many are of the opinion that Sprague will toon /gain be a divis ion point. A prominent railroad man who was in Sprague recently made the statement to friends that he was almost positive that Sprague would be a freight division point, connecting with Sand Point on tne east and Pasco on the west.—l.T. WHEAT CROP IS WORTH MILLIONS TACOMA, Oct. 18.—Sta'e Grain Inspector Arrasmith, in a statement given out today, says that at least weath were har vested in Washington this season. The farmers are getting from 60 to 70 cents a bushel at the warehouses of the east side. Splitting the dif ference and calling the mean price 65 cents, this will give them $26,000,000 for this seasons wheat crop. The export price at tide water ranges from 80 to 85 cents a bushel. Making the mean export price 82J cents, the wheat raised in Wasihngton will bring into the state $33,000,000. which includes the $26,0000, that goes directly to the farmers who grew it. This is one of the biggest financial harvests the farmers of Washington have ever had, and it means great \ prosperity all over the Inland Em pire. The amount of wheat damaged by the excessive rains during harvest I time and the Vreshing period was greatly overestimated at the time. Mr. Arrasmith said today that the most extravant estimate woul* not put this amount at more than 5,000,000 bushels. "And strange to say," said h e, '' the east side farmers are getting more for this damaged grain this year | than they got last year for their best grain." The damaged grain is selling at tide water at from 2 to 5 cents a bu- i shel less than the undamaged wheat. The most of this damaged train is merely discolored, though here and there a shipment finds its way to sea-, ports, in which the kernels of the wheat are slghly soft. In giving an idea where this $26,-j 000,000 paid to the farmers ofWashng ton for this season's crop will go, Chief Deputy Grain Inspector King this afternoon furnished the Post-In telligencer with a table showing the acreage and yield by counties of the wheat growing sections. It is as follows: ' Counties No. of acres. Bushels Garfield 45,000 900,000 Columbia 35,000 770,000 Walla Walla .... 200,000 5,000,000 i Whitman 375,000 8,260,000 i Spokane 100,000 2,000,000 ! Lincoln 300,000 6,000,000 , Adama 275,000 «,050,000 Douglas 275,000 4,960,000 Franklin 200,000 4,000,000 ' Benton 80,000 1,200,000 ' Klickitat 75.000 1,125,000 'j Yakima 40,000 600,000 | Totals 2,000,00040,845,000 —P. I RECORD IN WHEAT PRICES Walla Walla, Wash.—The wheat market here reached the highest point today that it has at this season in manv years. Buyers are offering as high •8 80 cnets, f. o. b. cars. Few sales have been reported, because of dealers wanting to buy and pay when the grain is shipped. Dealers assert the car shortage is playing havoc with the market. Buyers have gone the limit with their credit, and until the wheat already purchased can be moved, and money paid the dealers will not be in shape to offer cash for wheat receipts. Club is quoted at 78 cents. Good barley is )1.05 per hun dred and brewing $1.70. FOLEYSHONEYHCAR ft chlldrmnt •afm. Mire. No oplafs FOLEYSHWrer« rf IAR (an* Gold*l Prtnati PiMumeili ThePIONCER NATIONAL BANK lliintiUc, lUiiftli. Capital $75,000.00 Surplus $25,000.00 O. H. Greene, President. C. E. Shipman, Vice-Presideut. W. H. Martin, Cashier. Safety Deposit Vault Separate for Customers. Savings Department. D US IN E SSCO L LEG L TENTH AND MORRISON STREETS, PORTLAND, OREGON A. P. ARMSTRONG, LL. 8., PRINCIPAL Educates for success in a short time ami at small expense, anil sends each s< dent to a position as soon as competent. Quality is our motto, and reputation I thorough work brings us over ltK) calls per month for office help. Individual i strnction insures rapid progress. We teach the loose leaf, the card Index, t voucher and other modern methods of bookkeeping. Chartier is our shorthan easy, rapid, legible. Beautiful catalogue, business forms and penmanship free write today. References: any merchant, any bank, any newspaper in Portland Notice. The Public is hereby informed that I have opened a TAILOR SHOP on Second street, next to the first National Bank, where all work is done satisfactorily and at mod erate prices Cleaning and Repairing, of Gents' and Ladies' Garments a Specialty. Yours for business I' Harry Seifert. RIGHT RUBBER GOODS AT RIGHT PRICES The season is at hand when a variety of rubber goods are in demand. This is a line in which price is an imperfect guide- The name of the maker and the reputation of the dealer counts more. In keeping with our policy to protect the interests of our customers in all respects, we select rubber goods with care. While it is necessary to handle more than one grade, we sell these goods for just what they are, and recommend the purchase of the best. Hot Water' Bottles, Syringes, Sick-room good*. H. E,. GRITMAN Druggist and Stationer RITZVILLE FLOURING MILLS (INCORPORATED) Merchant Millers M. Thomsen, Pres. VV. H. Kreager, Manager Highest market price paid for wheat, sacked or in bulk. Manufacturers of the celebrated Krone Patent Flour. All grocers sell it» Wheat storage capacity, 150,000 bushels. First National Bank RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON Capital and Surplus, 9150,000 Is the oldest, largest National Bank in Adams county, Offers its customers every facility consistent with conservative banking. Places loans for term of years on farm and city property under especially favorable contracts. —— Pays interest on time deposits: Its officers are experienced and courteous and its directors are among the most substantial business men in the county. J. D. BASSETT, President I). K. LOOSE, Vice President A. T. KENDRICK, Cashier NUMBER 42.