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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, '■
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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