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?W. E. Hanson Has One of Four
Know Copies of "Heath's Infal
'l lible Counterfeit Detector"
xff, E. Hanson, cashier of the
Farmers State bank, is elated ovei
%'the "discovery that he is the possessor
/of a very rare hook of which, as far
?as known, there are but four copies
;in existence. It is a modest little,
'^tlue covered, 60-page book, which
? bears on its title page the words,
•Heath's Infallible Counterfeit De
?tfctor," by Labau Heath.
This particular copy was published
in 1873 and came into Mr. Hanson's
'possession about 12 years ago. when
he was acting as assistant cashier of
the First National bank of Han ley
Palls, Minn. An old gentleman came
"to thai town and gave the bankers
■some. lectures and instruction in the
detection of counterfeit money. He
took a particular fancy to young Han
son and before going away gave him
this book.
I Mr. Hanson kept the book because
it was useful and odd, but had no
idea that it had any value because of
Rf. rarity until he read the following
aitlcle, which appeared in the
Spokesman-Review of January 26:
. "A Spokane bank as an archive of
a rare volume, one of three known
to be .'in existence in the world, is
the unusual fact brought to light at
the Traders National bank, where J.
0. Tiffany, Its paying teller, is the
possessor of the unique volume, pre
sented to him by his father, D. M.
Tiffany, formerly a banker in Mason
; City, lowa. Mr. Tiffany purchased
the book when it was published in
1877. the hook, naturally, is one
pertaining to the banking profession,
its? title ,; being: 'Heath's Infallible
Counterfeit Detector,' illustrated
with proof impressions printed from
the original government plates, by
authority of the United States treas
ury department.
? "The book is rare, because it is
Mid by reliable authorities that only
three known copies exist in the
United States— one in the hands of
the treasury department, one in the
hands of Byron N. Rooks, and the
one In the possession of the Traders
National bank. It is believed that
the scarcity of the little volume is
.*o to the fact that many of these
books were destroyed as it was not
bought wise to allow illustrations
■from government plates to be in gen
eral circulation. Therein lies the
novelty of the book. It contains sev
eral illustrations of greenbacks and
national bank notes printed direct
from the same plates used by the
-Overnment in printing its new cur
acy, the same colors, the same fin
m and genuine designs from the or
iginal government plates being used
lathe volume.
"When Byron N. Rooks, a recog
"feed authority and lecturer on the
taking of new currency, counter
'elts > etc was in Spokane delivering
lecture in the banking room of the
-Traders' National bank, ho made the
"tatement that only two copies of
Heath's Infallible Counterfeit De
tector" were known to be in exist
*<»• Mr. Tiffany brought out his
WW- Mr. Rooks was surprised to
|™i another one in existence and
"la Mr. Tiffany to name his price for
1 and he would buy it. Mr. Tiffany
'ose_ to sell it.
> .It is an Interesting volume. It
''» the process of engraving and
Minting bank notes, the art of de
•^ng counterfeits, with rules for
Kneral guidance, gives an interest
- comparison between genuine and
jnnterfelt notes, a description of
easury notes, national bank notes
■^national currency backs."
jj « Hanson says that he is not like
£ Tiffany, but would sell the book
..any collector of rare editions de
:^ ea to pay a good price for it. In
* "out of the book is an acknowl
3-aent by the author for assist
** rendered by—
Hon. Hugh McCulluch, banker
£* ex-secretary of the treasury;
ig?y W. E. Chandler, his assistant
g ß in executive officer; Gen. F. E.
cL! it, v. s. treasurer; Mr. Mc-
Cash c of the printing bureau; Mr.
'ear, chief of the engineering dl
**. and Col. Whllley, chief of the
■gK service of the treasury depart
ed?' and to officers of the Ameri
,%_ » °nal and Bank Note com-
■ 1 appears that while first approv-
The Pullman Herald
evoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it.
"»I of the publication, th,* govern
'""," later decided that it would 1,,.
"! mote assistance to counterfeiters
than '" those engaged in detecting
counterfeits and for that reason all
the copies which could be found were
Northwest Livestock Association
The Northwest Livestock Assocla
t!"l! has 348 members, or which
Idaho has .14. Washington 109,
' Montana 9, an I Oregon 15. There
are 43 life members, 22 of whom
are from Washington, 17 from Idaho.
3 from Montana and 1 from Oregon. j
The membership is represented from ;
111 towns in Washington, 40 In
Idaho, 6 in Montana, and 8 in Ore-!
Bon. Lewlston contributes the most i
members, namely 50; Set Perce is
next with 37; Grangevllle third with
27: Spokane fourth with is, and
Pullman fifth with 13. Spokane
leads in life members with 13; Lew
lston second with 5; and Rosalia
third villi three. Wisdon, Mont.,
Genesee, Idaho, and Cottonwood,
Idaho, each have two. The North
west Livestock association has four
states, with 94 towns or districts.
represented in the association.
Forester Clothier Estimates Its
Value at a Little Less Than Nine
Million Dollars
As a means of safeguarding the
granted land endowment of the col
lege, the regents have asked the
present legislature to enact a law
lodging with thorn discretionary
power in the matter of sales affect
ing tins portion of the Institution's
property. The permanent endow
ment concerned includes, in round
number, 127,000 acres of timbered
and arable land, the total value of
which, based upon the investigations
and estimates made last summer by
Professor George Clothier, head of
the department of forestry of the
college, is slightly under nine mil
lions of dollars. It is to safeguard
this great wealth in timber and land
that the regents of the State Col
lege have made their request to the
legislature. Under the present law,
neither the land commissioner of
Washington, nor the* regents of the
college have discretionary power in
the matter of sales.
Making somewhat clearer the posi
tion of Washington with reference to
the granted lands within its borders,
Professor Clothier gives the follow
ing information upon the total allot
ment of land — aggregating nearly
12,000,000 acres —made by congress
in 1862 for the benefit of the agri
cultural college founded by the same
act; that is, the Morrill act of that
"Under the land grant of 1862,
11,550,714 acres were granted to the
states for the endowment of the ag
ricultural colleges founded by the
same act. At the present time, 10,
--570,842 acres of this has been sold
for $13,533,885.92, the average price
per acre being about $1.28. This 13
and some odd million dollars is the
sum In cash endowment which the
agricultural colleges of the United
States have received for their lands,
granted by the act of 1862. If the
State College of Washington suc
ceeds in getting out of its endowment
what the latter is actually worth, in
25 years from now It will realize a
sum equalling, or nearly equalling
the combined proceeds from land en
dowment of all other agricultural
colleges in the United States. ,
"One of the most interesting cases
in the country, and one the study of
which will throw much light upon
our own problem in Washington, is
that of Cornell University. Not hav
ing public lands within its borders
in 1862, New York was obliged to
accept scrip, with the privilege of
placing it upon the choicest land in
the public domain. Owing to its
large congressional representation,
the slate received scrip for 989,920
acres of land. Seventy-six thousand
acres of it were sold for $64,400. At
this time Ezra Cornell came forward
with a proposition to the state of
New York, by which Cornell Uni
versity was founded, and the Morrill
land grant turned over to said uni
versity to endow with lt a college of
agriculture. Mr. Cornell purchased
100,000 acres of the scrip for $500,
--(Continued on last page)
F. M. Slagle Decline* to Accept
Opportunity to File Charges
With the Board
The board of regents of the W.
S. C. were in session here all day
Wednesday and yesterday morning.
Regents McCroskey, McGregor,
Cunningham and the secretary were
present and Regents Troy and John
son absent.
The McAllister lot, part of lot 1,
block 7, Reaney's addition, was pur
chased for $400.
The following letter from F. M.
Slagle was read:
Pullman, Wash.,
Feb. 19, 1913.
Honorable R. C. McCroskey,
President of the Board of Re
gents of the State College of
My Dear Mr. McCroskey:
Since my conference with you on
the first day of February of this
year regarding college affairs, th i
have transpired conditions which
lead me to believe that for the best
interests of all, lt will be unwise for
me to present any charges at the
meeting of your board today. Some
of the items I have tabulated are
based upon confidential and unso
licited Information. Such informa-
Hon, to be effective, must be sub
stantiated by the men who made it.
And I, in my unofficial position,
could not possibly comply with the
conditions made in the call for the
meeting, as published in the news
Thanking you for your courtesies
and favors, I remain,
Sincerely yours,
The following statement offered
by Regent McCroskey was adopted:
"Application having come from F.
M. Slagle through the president of
! _% board for permission to bring be
fore the board privately what
charges he has to make against the
management of the college, the
board, after mature deliberation, de
termined to have all charges present
ed publicly according to the notice
calling for such charges, as any other
course would exclude reporters and
the general public."
Dr. Ira D. Cardiff was elected act
ing head of the department of bot
any, vice Dr. H. B. Humphrey, re
signed, i
Authority was given to the presi
dent to procure an instructor in
plant pathology to take the classes
taught by Dr. Humphrey. Candi
dates for the vacancy in the mining
department caused by the death of
Professor R. E. Sampson were con
sidered and action deferred.
An offer submitted by D. F.
Staley to sell the north end of the
Windus orchard, about four acres,
at $1250 per acre was rejected.
Two delegates to the meeting of
the Federated Scientific Societies to
be held in San Francisco in April
were authorized.
Willard E. Mitchell of the class
of 1912 was given the degree of B.
A. in mining engineering.
Professo" Thatcher asked to be re
lieved from his duties in connection
with the extension work on April 1,
and the request was granted.
Death of a Veteran
Charles F. Russel, a well known
citizen, who was found dead In his
bed at his home on High street, the
latter part of last week, was born In
Ohio in 1844, and served during the
civil war in Company F, Third Min
nesota Infantry. He was married to
Lora Robinson, and to the union
three children were born, all of whom
survive him. They are: Mrs. J. H.
Worral of Park Rapids, Minn.; Mrs.
Elizabeth Potter of Spokane, and
Marvin A. Russell of Spokane.
Mr. Russell was a member of the
G. A. R. and the members of that
organization attended the funeral,
which was held from the undertaking
parlors of D. D. Kimball on Tuesday
morning, Rev. Robt. Brumblay con
ducting the services.
Mrs. John R. Bender has been
quite seriously ill, but Is improving.
Chamber of Commerce Invites Fann
ers to Join in Discussion of This
Most Important Subject
The Pullman Chamber of Com
merce has selected Saturday, March
Ist, as the date for its annual Good
Roads meeting and Invites all the
farmers from the surrounding coun
try to join In making plans for road
improvements. The meeting will
probably be held in the Masonic hall,
where a lunch of sandwiches, dough
nuts and coffee will be served for
15 cents.
Professor L. V. Edwards of the
college Is preparing a bulletin deal
ing with the construction and care
of roads, which he will endeavor to
have ready for distribution at that
time, and several speakers qualified
to give advice on road matters will
be present. The idea is to discuss
the problem from a practical rather
than a theoretical standpoint and
for that reason it is particularly de
sired that the farmers be present
to express their views and make sug
gestions. Further details of the
meeting will be given in the next is
sue of this paper.
Miss Helen James of Portland,
Oregon, will have charge of the mil
linery department of The Emerson
Mercantile ompany this season.
Miss James comes with years of ex
perience in the millinery line, and
has many friends and acquaintances
here, as she resided at,, Colfax for
many years.
. L. B. Miller has sufficiently re
covered from his long arid severe
illness to be able to be about town
again, although he is still very weak.
E. L. Moys was up from Albion
Tuesday. He says that'the farmers
there are planning to erect an ele
vator and handle their grain in bulk.
There Will He a liig Demand for
Bricks in Pullman for Several
At the meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce Tuesday evening, J. N.
Emerson called attention to the
splendid opening for the establish
ment of a brick yard In Pullman.
During the coming season the wings
of two large buildings will be erect
ed at the college and these, with the
new high school building and the
new Presbyterian church, will call
for a very large supply of brick.
There Is an ample supply here of the
very best Quality of clay, as is proved
by the fact that the brick in many
of the college buildings were manu
factured on the campus with highly
satisfactory results.
Under these conditions it seems
foolish to have to send away for
brick. The nearest point at which
there is a large brick yard is Free
man and the freight rate from there
is $2.10 per thousand brick. This
money should be kept at home and
the work of making the brick given
to local people. A good plant, capa
ble of turning out first class brick,
will be required and the Installation
of such a plant would be justified by
the fact that the demand for brick
will not be confined to this one year.
Under the plan adopted by the col
lege regents the construction of new
buildings will go on continuously
from year to year as the funds de
rived from the proceeds of the mill
tax will permit and this will each
season supply a market for the pro
duct of a brick yard, to say nothing
of the requirements for |the con
struction of new business houses and
Several ..levators Planned
The meeting of farmers called for
last Wednesday to discuss the plan
of building an elevator here to han
dle grain in bulk was so well attend
ed that It was necessary to adjourn
from the office of Ira Nye to the K.
of P. hall. More than 100 farmers
were present and the sentiment was
overwhelmingly in favor of making
arrangements to handle grain ln
bulk. The suggestion that elevators
be erected, not only here, but also
at Armstrong, Whelan and Kitz
miller aroused much enthusiasm.
Louis Dellvuk of Quincy arrived late
in the afternoon and promised to
prepare plans and specifications and
either send or bring them to a meet
ing which is to be held next Wednes
day, February 26. The meeting will
begin at 10 a. m. in the K. of P. hall
and there Ib little doubt that plans
will be formulated at that time for
the organization of a company or
companies to construct' elevators at
the points mentioned above. Mr.
Delivuk left here for Colton to con
fer with the farmers there. He has
had much experience, both in build
ing and running elevators, and his
advice is therefore valuable.
Protection Against Fakirs
The Chamber of Commerce has
taken steps to protect the citizens
of Pullman against "fake" charity
solicitors. The plan Is to have the
Social Welfare committee look Into
the merits of each case, and if the
committee deems the case worthy
to give the solicitor a card of en
dorsement. The Committee on
Social Welfare desires the hearty
co-operation of the people in its ef
forts. Commercial organizations in
other cities throughout the state are
active along the same lines, and the
cities wherein are situated institu
tions that are largely dependent up
on public charity have written to the
secretary of our chamber asking us
not to endorse any person or Insti
tution that does not have the per
sonal endorsement of the Commer
cial Club of the city in which the
institution is situated.
Please note that the endorsement
cards have a time limit, and that
they must be signed by at least two
members of the committee. People
are free to contribute or not, as they
see fit, even ln cases where endorse
ment is given. .
':".. vZ. .C. H. HARRISON,
C. R. SANDERS, .:J§g|
Committee on Social Welfare.

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