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HEALTHY INCREASE IN TAX ASSESSMENTS people of Whitman County Must This Year Pay $271,098.154 More Tax Than in 1913 The 1913 tax levies for all pur poses In Whitman county will raise $1,107,488.38, to bo paid In 1914, as against a total tax for all purposes amounting to $835,519.84 paid in 1913 on the 1912 assessments., ac cording to the annual report on the finances of Whitman county which has Just been compiled by County Auditor S. M. McCroskey. The re port enumerates the assessments, valuations. and total taxations lor state, county, road, school and city purposes in detail, and segregates them as follows: Summary of tax as shown by 1913 tax rolls, payable in 1914: Purpose Valuation Tax State tax. .$41,306,670 $377,700.59 School ... 41,306,670 281,970.11 County ... 41,306,670 241,899.29 Co. road.. 35,793,890 107.381.63 City .... 5,512,780 98,536.76 Total taxes to be paid in 1914 $1,107,488.38 Summary of tax as shown by 1912 Ux rolls, payable in 1913. Purpose Valuation Tax State tax. .$41,414,349 $249,306.10 School .... 41,414,349 180.792.02 County ... 41,414,349 206,251.73 Co. road... 35,995,930 107,987.75 City 5,418,419 91,182.24 Total taxes paid In 1913 $853,519.84 The assessed valuation of personal property in Whitman county in creased from $5,102,912 in 1912 to $5,358,614 in 1913, a gain of $255, --502. During the same 12-month period the assessed valuation of real estate and Improvements, including farm and city property, increased only $124,868, the 1913 valuation being placed by the assessors at $24, --428,990 as against $24,304,122 in 1912. Of the personal property list ed last year, $1,290,470, or nearly one-fourth, was exempt from taxa tion. The railroad property was as sessed in 1913 at $12,831,443, or nearly $500,000 less than ln the pre ceding year. The grand total In Whitman county, Including real es tate, personal property, and railroad and telegraph property, as assessed In 1913 was $41,306,670, exclusive of the over one million dollar per sonal property assessment which was exempted. In 1912 the assessed valuation on which taxes were col lected amounted to $41,414.349,, a decrease In assessed valuation of 07,679 despite the healthy In crease In real and personal property assessments. The total county and state levy in 1913 was 15 mills, which, on a tax able valuation of $41,306,670, makes a total of $619,599.88, which has been or will be collected this year, while In 1912 the levy was only 11 wills, which, on the taxable valua tion of $41,414,349, raised a total of 1456,657.83. In 1912 the deputy assessors found 950,84 6 acres of improved farm land In the county, valued at ♦18,473,935, while in 1913 a total of »51.657 acres, valued at $18,480, --«85 was assessed. The number of acres of unimproved farm lands in creased from 288,162, valued at $1, --145,646 in 1912 to 290,876 acres valued at $1,153,790 in 1913. Im provements on farm lands were listed ■M 1,238,955 i n1912 and at $1,253, --*™ in 1913. Town lots were as jessed at $1,325,665 In 1912 and at "."44,480 In 1913. while the im provements on town lots increased /nT $2,126,510 in 1912 to $2,196. --500 in 1913. m ° the personal property list auto mobiles show the most healthy in crease in the one-year period, 184 be "»g listed In 1912 at a total assessed valuation of $63,490, while 353 were °und by the deputy assessors last >«ar valued at $144,425 for assess ment purposes. That live stock In *:" county la on the increase Is 7 n by the figures given by Auditor McCroskey, 18,137 work orses being listed ,n 1913 as against 7,662 the previous year. Milch owb increased from 6966 in 1912 to 168 in 1913 and hogs from 16,801 22,317. Sheep and goats, how- T«r» are on the decline, the 1912 The Pullman Herald Devoted to the best interests of Pullman and the best farming community in the Northwest surrounding it lists showing a total of 17.786 and the 1913 lists only 12,174. There were exactly 100 more pianos in the county last year than the year previous, the number In 1913 being 1173, while the number of sewing bines increased by 414. Hay, grain and other farm products stored in warehouses in 1913 amounted to $324,015, as against $136,074 the year previous. The amount of tax which will ac crue from the city levies In the vari ous incorporated towns of the county from the 1913 levy will total 598,536.76, as against a total of $91 - 182.24 in 1912. Uniontown still holds the distinction if having the largest city levy, with 29 mill}. Al bion is tecond, with a M3-niill levy; t.olton third, with 23 mills; while Pullman and Endicott divide fourth place with levies of 21 mills each. Colfax has a levy of 20 mills, and Maiden has the lightest levy, seven mills. Colfax will raise the largest rmoant of city taxes, $23,203.94 on an assessed valuation of $1,310,194, while Pullman will raise a tota city tax of $20,037.77 on an assessed val uation of $982,751. PULLMAN PEOPLE FAVOR PROHIBITION Four Hundred and Eighteen Signa tures to Petition Already Certi fied laegal hy City Clerk GannonTotal Will That Pullman people are over whelmingly in favor of state-wide prohibition is attested by the largely signed petitions, asking that prohi bition for the entire state be made an issue at the election this fall, which were this week turned over to City Clerk Matilda F. Gannon for certification. A total of 10 petitions were turned in, bearing 424 signa tures, only six of which were de clared illegal because of non-regis tration, leaving a^total of 418 sig natures which have already been certified by the city clerk. The total "registration in the four city precincts has reached 673, and thesignatures to the petitions represent over 62 per cent of this total. One petition in each ward is still out, an extension of time having been granted, and without doubt the grand total list of signers in the city will reach well over 500 when all the petitions are checked. A significant feature of the cam paign for signatures which has been v aged for the past two weeks is the fact that, although a house to house canvass of the entire city was made, less than 20 voters refused to sign the papers. The petitions bear about an equal number of male and female signatures. In some cases the head of the family signed the petition while the wife refused, on the ground that although favorable to state-wide prohibition, she did not care to take part in political affairs, but In most cases the order was re versed. Of the signatures already certified by City Clerk Gannon, 243, or well over one-half, are residents of the two College hill precincts, while Ward 1 has the record of turning in the lightest petition, only 83 electors being represented on the paper. Ninety-two voters in Ward 2 signed the petitions, 149 in Precinct 64 of Ward 3, and 9 4 in Precinct 72 of Ward 3. CLEAN-UP DAYS Mayor A. E. Shaw has designated Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15, as the official clean-up days ar.d on those dates the city will pro vide teams to haul away the refuse if the householder will do his part and pile it in large piles. Every citizen Is urged to do his part toward mak ing Pullman truly a "City Beautiful" and a few hours of well directed ef fort with the rake on these two days er. every piece of property In the city will go a long way toward making Pullman the cleanest city in the In land Empire. Mrs. Chris McDonald arrived in Pullman last Saturday evening from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and will spend several weeks visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sanford Coad. It is Mrs. McDonald's first visit to the West, and she is very favorably impressed. Beach .too PULLMAN. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1914 Former Pullman Baker is Killed Louie L. Uuesuier, for Fourteen Years a Resident of Pullman, Is Crushed to Death by Auto mobile at Seattle Louie L. Guesnier, for 14 years engaged in the bakery business in Pullman, was crushed to death be neath an automobile Wednesday, March 2"., at Seattle. Mr. Guesnier came to Pullman about 20 years ago and opened a bakery in the rooms now occupied by the City restaurant. His ovens were located in the build ing on West Main street, just oppo site the high school. Mr. and Mrs. Guesnier remained In Pullman until about seven years ago, when they went to Spokane, later removing to Seattle, where the accident oc curred. Air. Guesnier was an active member of Pullman Camp No. 110, Woodmen of the World, and the funeral services were conducted by the Seattle camp at the request of Mr. Guesnier's fellow lodge mem bers. He carried $3000 insurance in the order. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer gave the following account of the accident: On the 22nd anniversary of his wedding, L, L. Guesnier, 57 years old, an employe of the city street department, was run down and killed by an automobile truck. The fatal accident occurred shortly before noon yesterday on Fifth avenue, at Marlon street. The truck under which Guesnier was crushed to death was driven by Harry Klapp, 38 years old, for the Brace & Hergert Mill Company. The news of Mr. Guesnier's death came as a terrible shock to his wife while she was pre paring their little home at 1216 Ninth avenue for an informal ob servance of the treasured anniver sary. The truck, which was loaded with lumber, was going south on Fifth avenue at a rate of about five or six Portland Visitor Praises College O. M. Plummer, Secretary of the Portland Union Stock Yards Co., Is Delighted With the Institution The following letter from O. M. Plummer, secretary of the Portland Union Stock Yards Co., shows how the State College of Washington im presses visitors from a distance: Portland, Ore., March 26. Editor Herald: —I wish It might be the good fortune of every citizen of the State af Washington to have an opportunity of visiting the State College, as 1 did last Monday. Presi dent Bryan very generously gave me of his time the greater part of the day, and we covered in a rapid way the entire institution. It has been my good fortune to have visited all of the agricultural colleges west of the Rocky mountains including Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, and in my opinion no institution has the natural advant ages of Washington State College. Standing on the high point back of the college buildings, a farm unfolds itself in a series of panoramas of rolling hills, showing the first green of the clover, of the wheat and of the alfalfa, with large sections of new ploughed ground which, at a distance, looked as if every particle had been pulverized by hand. The little lake Just beyond the athletic field gives the necessary dash fit waterscape, and must have been, in the old days before hazing went out of fashion, a most convenient spot to cool the fevered brows of the in coming Freshman. In visiting the University of Idaho the day previous I was under the impression that they surely must have the best athletic field anywhere in the country, but I found at Pull man one equally as good. One hun- dred thousand people could very : easily be furnished reserved seats to witness any event on the splendid field below. The Animal Husbandry depart ment has a good lot of well bred animals for demonstration purposes and the students from this particular miles an hour when Guesnler, hold ing the sides of his coat up against his face to protect himself against the strong wind and rain, started to cross the street. Klapp said that he sounded his horn several times and that when the truck was within about seven feet of the man he turned around and started to run, but the right front wheel caught him and passed over his body. Klapp, witnesses told the police. halted the machine before the back wheels Of the truck had reached the body. The driver Jumped from his s,f ; at and carried the man Into the Seattle General hospital, only a few Steps away, but Guesnier died before attention could be given him, A. Van Vechten, treasurer of the Fred S. Stlmson company, who was look- Ing out from a window in the hos pital and was an eye witness to the accident, said that Klapp made a strong effort to avoid striking the man. Klapp went to tho police station and made a report of the accident. While there Acting Prosecuting At torney Everett S. Ellis fixed his ball at $1000. Klapp spent two hours in the city jail before the attorney for the mill company could be reached to put up the bail. Deputy Coroner Frank Koepfll yesterday announced that an inquest probably would be held Friday af ternoon. The body was removed to the Bonney-Watson undertaking parlors. Guesnier was born in Germany and came to this country in his early boyhood. He was married at Seward, Neb., on March 2H, 1891, on the same day of the year and within half an hour of the time he was killed. The Guesniers came to the state of Washington about 20 years ago, first settling at Spokane. They lived for 14 years at Pullman, Wash., where Mr. Guesnier ran a store. Be sides a widow the deceased is sur vived by a daughter, Mrs. 11. Krin gel of Leavenworth, Wash.; three brothers and two sisters. department have always taken high rank at our Pacific International Live Stock Exposition. The import ance to the people of the Palouse of the many sires available at Pull man and Moscow is very great. In no other section of tho West should better live stock be possible than in this country and the breed ers of the surrounding territory should avail themselves to the limit of all the splendid animals there as sembled. The bare hills have been broken up by the Forestry department with a most wonderful collection of trees of all sorts and planted In such num bers that some estimation of the* worth of the different varieties of trees may be had. The arrange ment of the buildings on the three different "quads" is certainly Ideal and shows the advantages of a con tinuous administration under one guiding hand. The Veterinary department, under Dr. S. B. Nelson, has turned out some men who are making good over the Northwest and the breeders of the country are surely under deep obligations to him for the Interest which he has taken in their business. All through the various buildings we found an earnest lot of students, both the young men and the young women, who had a definite purpose In their minds and were apparently getting from their college course the greatest amount of good possible. The two larger buildings under course of construction show good honest material and workmanship, which explains why buildings of 20 years standing still have the appear ance of almost new ones. I do not know whether the college has an annual home-coming day, but It occurs to me that If every Com mercial Club in the state of Wash ington would make an effort, thou sands of people could make a pil grimage to their state Institution and pet thoroughly imbued with the spirit of progress which filters into every nook and corner of the entire campus. No other form of promo tion means so much to a state as to have It go out broadcast that the best public schools, agricultural col- leges aud universities aro main-' taint -I in that •' ate, and an ■ money hich la appropriated to the upkeep of these different Institutions la al-; ays a sterling investment. It must be a pleasure Indeed for President Bryan to look hack on his 20 odd years of administration and note the many things accomplished, j and greater still his anticipated pleasure In the awakening of tho people of the entire country to thu importance of such Institutions as ho ads, and i in- feeling that the lons uphill pull is almost over, and that the whole state is net-. with him on a down-grade haul. 1 sometimes think that tli strang er coming Into the neighborhood for a few hours gets more information than those who have lived In the community for years, and It .occurs to me that possibly some of your | good people of Pullman do not know j exactly what you havo in your col-1 lege. If not, 1 would suggest that j you close shop some Saturday /after noon and visit It. Yours very sincerely, '■ O. M. PLUMMER 1. PULLMAN WOODMEN i HOLD OPEN MEETING Three Officers of Fraternal Organiza tion (Jive Talks Before Woodmen and Their Friends Over 100 Woodmen of th.3 World and their friends enjoy < -! the opon meeting of that order hold last nisht in tin- Knights of Pythian ball. Ihroe officials of i li" order, Deputy Head Consul Martin of Portland, Mi na -i John Pattison of Spokane, and Dis trict Manager Pollock jf Spokane, were present and each gave a rous ing talk on the principles of Un order. Refreshment were served. Tentative arrangements wet -J made for the big district assembly meeting which will be held In Pullman late in May. At this meeting a largo nlasE of candidates from all nearby towns will be Initiated into the mysleries of the order and a general good time is promised, At the same time a lii-' meeting will be held In Spokane, at which candidates living near that city will be initiated. Both Pullman and Spokane aro Included In tin- Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho district of the organlzatio*\ and the great extent of the district was the cause of the officers making I arrangements for the two meetings. I FIFTEEN DAYS TO ANSWER Superior Judge R. L. McCro last Friday overruled the general demurrer of the defense In the case of Albert Laney versus D. M. Haynes and the defense was given 15 days to answer the complaint. The tmuai lime allowed for such an answer is seven days, but In this case tho time was extended at the request of At torney John W. Mathews because of the illness of the defendant, I). ."-.1. Haynes, who is In a Portland sani tarium recovering from a nervous breakdown. The case is brought by Mr. Laney, through his attorney, I). C. Dow, to recover the sum of $2.'>, --000 for the alleged wrecking of the Laney homo. WILL ASK BIBS At a special meeting of tho city council Wednesday the city clerk waa instructed to advertise for blda for water pipe, fittings, pumps, etc., for the extensions and improvements to the water system. Tho mooting was called for this purpo alouo and no other business was transacted. Tho people of Pullman voted to IS3UC bonds not exceeding -$25,00.1 for the purpose of Improving tbe water sys tem and increasing its scope, and tn work will be done as soon an th necessary formalities can bo com plied with. MEETING POSTPONED The regular annual meeting of the board of re-gent:; of Washington St-.fe College, which was scheduled for !:•-.:, Wednesday, was postponed until Monday because of the inability of Regent D. S. Troy of Chimacum, president of the board, to reach Pull man in time. The annual budget Of the different departments of the col lege will be discussed at the meeting Monday. NUMBER 27 MRS. ORRA J. HAZEN ANSWERS FINAL CULL Pullman Matron Passes Away ..I tho Aj;o of Sixty-threo Ycais— Funeral Kcrvit.cs Held Wedn< sduy Morning Mrs. Orra J. Hazon, wife of F. A. ia.r a, pasted away at tho family homo in this city Tuesday morning, death being caused by erysipelas, ficm v.'Liili oho had suffered several laya. Mrs. Hazon waa ono of the most esteemed of tho Pullman ma ■ i >■ ■'■ id icavi a hundreds of friends ... join tho bereaved family in o.unuig hor death. Funeral serv ices vvcro t e:i iucted from tho Mctht> ii.i;. cliurch Wednesday morning at ll Vclock, bolng conducted by tho Uo'v. James Mallley, and Interment . . . in the 1. O. O. F. cemetery. The ■ < ilov/lng obituary remarks uiado by tho Rev, Mallley at tho funeral serv ice- depict tho life history of Mrs. Hazcni Una Jennctt Cunningham was born al Wadsworth; Medina county, Ohio, April ::, lSsli and died at. her hamo in Pulli'ian, Wash;, March 81. 1914, at tho age of C,2 .•cars, 11 months and 29 days. In tho fall of ISC9 sho moved to Jas pur county, Missouri, with* hor widowed mother and her brothers, !. P. and w. J. Cunningham. Sho was married to F. A. Haseh .March 15, ISTI, end for 40 year:; they lived t .gcthor in tho sacred bonds of wed lock and iii the love cf tho Lord Jesus Chrlsti happy and Useful live.?. i\> them weio born nino children, of whom four died in infancy and flvo survlvb their departed mother. Tl ■• lurvivlng children are llattle R. Minchell of Millgro\ Mo.; E. ;*Toa<ly llazen, now of Finn, Mont.; .1. Lan doh Hazon of Pullman, Wash.; Mario J; Loveland, who lives near Albion, Wash., and T. Allen llazca of Spfckr e.itl, Mo. Sho also leaves two brot'i ors, I. .1. Cunningham of Pullman, and W. .'. Cunningham of All-ion. Mra. llazen was converted and united with tho United Brethren church under the ministery of Rev. '.'. L. Joslyn In 1873, and of this i liurch she wan a faithful member un t'.l alio passed to be with the church triumphant. Sho was ,i devoted Christian. During all the years thai health wan granted to hor, she was in labors abundant and was one of tho3o mothers that Jesus Bald would bo tho heritago of those who loft -'11 to follow Him end preach Hie gospel. For years, hor homo was the home of Cod's ministers and many it worn servant of the Lord bar; found rest tor his weary body and fellowship for his tired spirit in the homo cf Brother and Sister Hazon. And her homo was also open to all! the chil dren of God. When burdened wUli [ho care of little children and with i ho tasks of the household; she t;Vll fc.ind time and Btrength to minister Lo the want:-, of those who came from :>. distance to worship in the church silo Ijtorl bo well. For many years prior to her death Sinter llazen had been a groat suf ferer, no that she was not able to at tend church and take the active jjaft in icligious work that sho bad in lorvncr years, but her 'tear! was al ways with tho people of Cod. Sho n'crformed her household duties in treat -I.lily pain, and those of ns •■ ho knew- how sho suffered have wondered at and admire 1 hor Eplen* did courage! To the last she wa ; the devoted help-mate of her husband, and 'he loving, solicitous mother of he:- children. Sister Hazen died a peaceful and triumphant (loath; Death was to her t.ot a terror, but tho Lord's mes rc-n'ger to lead her horse, and »he met him with tho calm confidence of a trusting saint. Tho lest thin? sho did before being ctrick'eri with her mortal illness, and on the very nl-j'.it that sho van taken ill. was to read the Biile end pray In the conduct of tho evoning family worship. Tho husband end tho wifoTittlo knew, as they knelt together that evening in their humble and simple worship, In which Bhc, as tho high pricstesq of Lor homo, prayed for -*bcr children' out In the world, that it we* their last family worship together e.n this oi rth. But they will nioct again and ;oin In the worship of Co.- ,'reat. family above; tho family th-.t hall hover knew death or Borrow and whoso children shall bo parted never (Continued ou List page"!