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COSTS MUCH MONEY TO RUN THE COUNTY Some Interesting Figures Compiled 1 From the Annual Report of County Auditor McCroskey It cost the county $1159 more to run the treasurer's office in 1913, under H. H. Wheeler's administra tion, than it did in 1912 under W. M. Duncan's administration. Auditor McCroskey was able to run his of fice for $546 less in 1913 than he did In 1912. County Clerk Manring spent $350 more for the administra tion of his office in 1913 than Mr. Newman spent in 1912. Assessor George W. Walter han dled the business of his office for $1786 less in 1913 than in 1912. It took $465 more for the county super intendent's office in 1913 than in 1912. The prosecuting attorney spent $48 more in 1913 than his predecessor did in 1912. Sheriff Cole handled the work of his office in 1913 for $239 less less than Mr. Carter did the previous year. Superior court work called for $1462 more in 1913 than during the preceding year. The county engineer's work called for $1763 less in 1913 than In 1912. The work of the commissioners cost $47 less in 1913 than in the pre vious year. The administration of the coroner's office cost $25 more. The health officer's department cost $273 less in 1913 than in 1912. The court house expenses, including jani tors' salaries, fuel, etc., amounted in 1913 to $1750 more than in 1912, the telephone bill alone increasing from $821 to $1179. County farm expenses were $1031 less. The total of 1913 was 580, out of which should be taken $735 receipts from the farm. Indigents, aside from the county farm, cost the county $1484 more in 1913 than in 1912. The total for 1913 ' was $6096. Outstanding warrants against the ccunty funds and road district funds at the end of 1913 amounted to $57, --747, an increase of $48,705 during the 12 months. Warrants issued on the current expense, road and bridge, game protection, indigent soldiers, and road district funds in 1913 amounted to $256,289, while the amount issued against the same funds in 1912 amounted to $244, --679. Excess of resources over liabilities increased $18,136 during the year. Unrealized assets increased $55, --836 in value during the year The balance of uncollected tax at the end of 1913 amounted to $262,383. County cash on hand at the end of 1913 amounted to $115,946, of **hich $4811 was in the county treasury and the remainder divided among banks as follows: Colfax National $61,635 Albion State 2,000 Bank of Endicott 2,500 Elberton State 1,000 First Savings & Trust b!oOO Farmers & Merchants, Mal _den * 1,500 Bank of Rosalia 2,500 Thornton Bank 1,250 Commercial State, Oakesdale 7,500 Bank of Farmington 2,500 First State, LaCrosse 5,000 Farmers State, Pullman .. . 5,000 Security State, Palouse 5,000 Colton State 1 250 Tekoa State '.'.'.'.'.'.'. 2,500 Citizens State, Tekoa 2.500 St. John State 2,500 ' Auditor S. M. McCroskey com pleted his annual financial statement this week and the above figures are compiled from his records.—Colfax Gazette. CHURCH SERVICES LARGELY ATTENDED LAST SUNDAY | The churches of Pullman befit ' h|Dgly commemorated Washington's °»rthday l n conjunction with the In auguration of the "Go to Church" Movement last Sunday. Special music and timely services were at tractions which helped to swell the "tendance, and thus realize the aim 2* the "Go to Church" movement re ently begun throughout the United 55? and instituted In Pullman for Jf • first time last Sunday. A seven and one-half pound girl a* born to Mr. and Mrs. V. Cornel »« February 17. Mrs. Cornelius "*• formerly Asprla Goserud. The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it. HISTORICAL CLUB The Historical Club met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Elton Fulmer, who read an interesting paper on the "Development of Art in Holland." The annual election of officers resulted in the choice of the following: President. Mrs. Good year; vice president, Mrs. Glaze; secretary, Mrs. Cathcart; treasurer, Mrs. Keyes; delegate to meeting of Federated Women's Clubs, Mrs. Ste phenson; alternate, Mrs. Holt. FAMOUS HUMORIST HERE MARCH 3 Alton Packard Will Make Third Visit to W. S. C. Next Tuesday Alton Packard, cartoonist and en tertainer, will appear in the auditor ium March 3. This is Mr. Packard's third visit to Pullman. In his two former appearances he has been royally received. Several years ago ho appeared on the State College Lecture Course. Everyone who heard him on either of these occa sions is anxious to hear him again. Wherever Mr. Packard has appeared once he Is almost certain of at least one return engagement. There are five subjects upon which he is prepared to lecture. They are "Vanity Fair," "Uncle Sam's Folks," "Funny People," "Fun and Fancy in Form and Color.". In his last appearance here he took "Uncle Sam's Folks" as his subject and a great many people still remember the intensely humorous talk that he gave and the equally humorous cartoons he sketched. 'It is not known yet upon what subject he will talk on this visit. Besides being a lecturer and enter tainer of rare ability, Mr. Packard spends much of his spare time in writing jolly songs and drawing or iginal cartoons. His interesting lecture in the col lege auditorium on the evening of March 3 will be a regular number of the lecture course. BUSINESS PARTNERS AIR TROUBLES IN COURT John Horning Causes A nest of Roy C. Leuty and A. Stivers on As sault and Battery Charge With his eye as black as the ace of spades, John Horning on Tuesday morning caused the arrest of Roy C. Leuty and A. Stivers, his partners in the Pullman Smithing company, on a charge of assault and battery, al leging that Leuty and Stivers were responsible for the discolored optic as well as for the feeling of deep cha grin which he experienced at being ejected from his own place of busi ness. Horning alleged that on Tues day morning he visited the concern in which the three men have been partners for several months and stated that he was going to work. A dispute followed, and Horning al leges that Stivers held him while Leuty applied his fists with consid erable force. The two defendants were taken before Justice Henry Tuesday after noon and asked for and were grant ed a change of venue to the court of Justice Swain. The case was called yesterday morning, with D. C. Dow and Prosecuting Attorney R. M. Burgunder appearing for the plain tiff and Attorney John W. Mathews representing the two defendants. Both defendants entered pleas of not guilty, but after the testimony had been taken were adjudged guilty by Justice Swain and each defendant was assessed a fine of $1, together with the costs in the case. The de fendants will appeal the case to the j superior court. The trouble Is thought to be the outgrowth of misunderstandings which have existed between the members of the firm for some time, and Horning alleges that his two partners have been attempting to force him to a sale of his interest In the concern at a fraction of its worth. He states that following the trouble of Tuesday morning Leuty and Stivery locked the doors of the entabllshment and refused him ad mittance. . PULLMAN. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27. J914 Ij .'< **' * ' _"* * _*__sF* F ' ■- ■* ' ,'"' :-^r'C l\'-A v* 1 t '<nH_l__lHr .-.-■' . 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Under the state law a majority of three-fifths is necessary to provide for the issuing of bonds by a mu nicipality, and while the real major ity in favor of the bond issue was 119, the legal majority was only 24. Only 349 citizens availed themselves of the opportunity to vote their opin ion on the important issue, the small vote probably being due to inclem ent weather of Tuesday, a steady rain falling all day. Over 500 vot ers were registered for the special election. The vote by wards was as follows: For Against Ward 1 39 32 Ward 2 .38 4 9 Ward 3 (72) .76 5 Ward 3 (64) 81 29 23 115 The Second ward was the only one of the four to register a majority against the bond issue, although in the first ward the majority for the bonds was only seven. Both the Col lege hill wards returned overwhelm ing majorities in favor of the bond issue. Another Big Grain Crop Promised Weather Ideal for Fall Sown Grain and Local Farmers Are Opti mistic—Fall Wheat Coming on in Fine Shape Local farmers are optimistic con cerning the prospects for another bumper crop of grain for this section and the weather man is certainly to be congratulated upon his choice of weather from the farmer's stand point during the past winter. The fall of snow during the winter was heavy enough to protect the fall sown wheat and barley during the two or three days of below zero weather, and yet not heavy enough to smother out the grain as was the case last year, especially on the north slopes. The spring-like weath er of the past 10 days, mingled with the frequent showers, has melted the snow and the fall sown grain is show ing through the ground in good shape. The soil is unfrozen and in ex cellent condition to be worked aad many farmers are preparing for the spring plowing ■ and harrowing. Ninety-five per cent of last , yeaf's crop has been sold and the grain buy ers are enjoying an enforced vaca tion, only a few small sales being re ported. Grain quotations have been i_3 tern in the Northwest The bonds will run for a period of 20 years and will draw Interest at the rate of six per cent. The improvements in the water system planned by the city council and made possible by the special election, include the purchase of the lots on which the new artesian well is located and the reimbursement of the city for the expense of drilling the well. A concrete pump house, will be erected on the lots and a 100-horsepower electric motor and pump installed which will pump over 1000 gallons of water per minute. All the wooden mains, as well as the worn out iron mains will be re placed with new pipes, it being esti mated that over two miles of new mains will be required. An elevated tank of 60,000 gallons capacity will be erected on College hill to alleviate the water shortage in that section during the summer months and to provide added pressure for fire fighting purposes. With the completion of the im provements Pullman will have the best municipal water supply system in the entire Northwest as well as the best artesian well in the world, making a water supply and water supply system which will serve the needs of the city for many years to come. steady since last week, when barley and oats took a five-cent slump. Yesterday's quotations were as fol lows: Red Russian —74c. Club—7sc. Fortyfold—76c. Oats—9sc per cwt. Barley—Bsc per cwt. COOI) EGG PRODUCERS On February Ist, 1913, a hatch ing of Barred Plymouth Rocks was taken from the incubators of the State College poultry plant, and on the 12th of last September, a mating of 13 of the best of these was select ed, and put in a separate pen. In December, 1913, this pen of thirteen averaged 52 per cent layers. The other Barred Rocks, of the same hatching and parent stock, with the same care and feed, which were not selected, averaged during the same month five per cent layers. The selected birds were not trap-nested, but were Judged on the basis of early development, length of back, full ness of breast, vigor, and similar easily noted points. The later ma turing fowls as present, however are coming into laying, and bid fair, in the present month of February, to exceed the earlier developing Rocks, but have missed, with their egg pro duction, the high winter market for eggs. JOE HARTER APPOINTED WEST SIDE DAIRY INSPECTOR Joseph E. Harter lias been ap pointed to the position of Dairy In spector with the State Hoard of Ag riculture. His work will center ltrgely on the west side of tho state, with headquarters in Seattle. He will assume his new duties February $6. As is known to many, Joe gradu ated with tho 1913 class and ha.-> been in school the last semester do ing research work. LOSS ADJUSTED; NEW STOCK HERE Emerson Mercantile Co. Has Made a Record for Rapid Recovery Prom Firo The loss on the stock of the Emer son Mercantile Co. caused by the fire last week, has been fully and satisfactorily adjusted, practically all of the damaged goods have been sold or hauled away, a brand new spring stock has been received, and the big store is running as smoothly as if nothing had happened. To ac complish all this took strenuous work and lots of it. The adjustment of the loss was facilitated by the 80 per cent clause, which the company has Incorpor ated in its policies. The invoices of the goods destroyed showed their value and the insurance companies were pledged to pay 80 per cent of that value. On goods damaged, but not ruined, the adjusters easily came to an agreement, as both sides showed a disposition to be fair. The damaged goods were placed on sale Saturday and during the early part or this week and went off like hot cakes. The morning after the fire tele grams were sent to the wholesale houses in the east to duplicate the orders for spring goods which had been damaged, and so prompt was the response that within six days the new stock had begun to arrive. Bids for repairing the damage to the building havo been submitted and the contract will be let and the work started before the end of this week. PULLMAN BAND IN FIRST CONCERT Local Musicians Will Appear at Pull- man Theater Next Wednesday Evening—Excellent Pro gram Prepared Pullman theater goers will be treated to an excellent program of musical numbers at tho Pullman theater next Wednesday evening. March 4, and the beauty of the at traction is that every number will bo rendered by home talent. Aside from the several ensemble numbers by the Pullman Citizens band, E. N. Hinchliff, an instrumental baritone soloist of considerable ability, will render two numbers; Isaac Buckley, vocal baritone, will sing; Philip Wil son will play a trombone solo, and little Hollis Hughes will appear as danseuse. An admission of 50 cents will be charged and the theater should be crowded. The following program will be rendered: March, "National Emblem". . Bagley Overture, "Princess of India". .King • Vocal baritone solo Selected Isaac Buckley Baritone solo, "Oneta Polka".. Strong K. N. Hinchliff March, "Ithaca" Seltz Motion pictures. March, "Dashing Cavalier". . . . Laudendean Overture, "Superba" Dalbey Spanish dance Miss Holiis Hughes Waltz, "Daughter of Love". .Bennett Trombone solo, "Non c cv". .. . T. Mattel Philip Wilson Waltz, "Aloha" .... .. .Spottswood Marltone solo, fantasia, "My Old Kentucky Home". . .Dalbey E. N. Hinchliff NUMBER 22 IDAHO WINS IN DECIDING CONTEST W. S. C. Rasketball Quintet Put* Up Stubborn Game, But Idaho Noses Out Victory in Last Half The biggest crowd ever assembled In the big W. S. C. gymnasium saw the \VWashington State College basket ball team lose to the University of Idaho in the crucial game of the series last Tuesday evening, and In cidentally saw Idaho win the undis puted championship of the eastern part of the Northwest Conference, which entitles them to meet the Uni versity of Washington quintet in a series of three games which will de cide tho championship of the entire conference. According to the con ference agreement these three games will be played In the W. S. C. gym nasium on March 12, 13 and 14. Previous to Tuesday evening's con test Idaho had won three games of the series, all on her own floor, and W. S. C. had taken the two games here. Had VV. S. C. won the sixth game it would have been necessary to play a seventh game to decide the eastern conference champion ship. The defeat of Coach Bohler's five may correctly be charged to the fact that W. S. C.'s two all-North- est men, Sampson and Anderson, had an off night, and did not play up to their usual high standard. The passing and guarding of the VV. 8. C. men was far below that of the previous grimes, although they had all the best of the first half, Idaho made a whirlwind finish and de served to win on merit. Idaho took the lead at the start but W. H. 0, soon overcame the ad vantage and the first half ended with a score of . IS to 8 in favor of the locals. W. S. C. looked like a win ner, but the Improved playiuK of th? visitors, coupled with ,< decided slump on the part of the W. S. C. team and a bad break of luck on field baaeta which were not allowed because the referee's whistle sound ed white the ball was in the air, timed the tide of victory in the sec ond period and W. S. C. was nosed out by a bare three points. Loux was Idaho's individual star, while Crane and Bohler were the stellar performers for W. S. C. The lineup: Idaho W.S.C. Soulen rf . . ... Anderson Hyde If Bohler Loux c Crane Jardine rg Moss Keane lg Sampson Substitutions: Glover for Samp son; Hildenbrand for Moss. Both Sampson and Moss were put out of the game in the second half under the four personal fouls rule. Idaho scoring: Soulen 5, Hyde 2, Loux 4, Jardlne 1, Keane 1. Goals from fouls, Loux 4 out of 10. VV. S. C. scoring: Sampson 1, Crane 4, Bohler 3, Anderson 2. Goals from fouls, Sampson 1 out of 5 and Bohler 6 out of 8. RefereeE. H. Hinderman. Previous to the Idaho-W. S. C. game the Pullman high school quin tet took the measure of Coach Zink's preparatory team by the decisive score of 25 to 5. DR. AND MRS. CARDIFF ENTERTAIN FRIENDS Dr. and Mrs. Ira D. Cardiff enter tained the members of the Experi ment Station Staff and Botany De partment at their home on i Oak street the evening of February 20. A very enjoyable evening was spent listening to Victrola Grand Opera music. Mrs. J. H. Hal! gave a brief hittory and introduction to each piece. Mrs. Cardiff gave several readings accompanied by soft violin music from the Victrola. Light re freshments were served during the evening. MORE DEFINITE COMPLAINT The damage suit of Albert Laney vs. D, M. Haynes came up in the superior court last Friday on a mo tion of the defense that the com plaint be made more definite. The court sustained the motion ln part and ruled that the complaint must set forth the dates on which the al leged wrongful acts were committed.