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Page Four THE MONROE MONITOR-- Monroe, Washington Friday, uly 23, 1996 | i | i lift ii i WASHINGTON STATE BRIEF NEWS ITEMS Prlnolpai Events of the Week Assembled for Information o j Our Readers. Bernice Hiatt, aged 10, was drowned J an irrigation ditch near Wapato. The 37th annual convention of the Washington State Pharmaceutical as- Sociation was held at Hoquia:. As a result of brooding over family troubles, Mrs. Anna York, 42, commit- ted suicide at her home at Wlnlock by taking poison. Federal crop reports for Washington indicate an increased production for fruits and potatoes, with a decreased production for wheat, oats and barley. Figures compiled by Postmaster Robertson show an increase of approx- imately 10 per cent in the postal re- ceipt8 of the Montemmo office for the ascal year ended June 30. Leone Boldman, $ years old, died ud her sister Edith, 5, was burned, when a doll exploded into flames. The doll was of celluloid and the chil- dren touched a match to it in play. Clark county, the only county in Washington to benefit from th refund 4M taxes on the Oregon and California ]and grant, will receive $400 on about tWO sections of land north, of Felida. It is announced that Governor Hart- ley has pardoned 105 men aaJ women from paroles and suspended sentences to the Washington state penitentiary and the Washington state reformatory. Fire destroyed a three-story frame hotel building at Carlisle, a mill town. 0 miles northwest of Aberdeen. A shingle mill and several stores adja- cent to the hotel were saved with dif- ficulty. Electing to hold the next annual convention in Cenlralla with Chehalis Imsistlng the host city, the Western Washington Christian Missionary s elety ended ltm 22:! annual convention at Tacoma. , Timber rehabilitation of the Pacific ortnwest was called a vital economic problem of today bY E. T. Allen, of Portland, Or., before a convention of ,the American Society of Civil Engi- neers at Seattle. George Taylor, 33, of Lewlston, Ida- ho, was killed and John Dcreberry, 16, of Clarkston, seriously injured when a car they were driving went over an embankment at Cape Horn, about 15 miles vast of Camas. Aberdeen building operations for the first Six months of the year broke all records for a similar period in the @lty's history, according to statistics of CtY Engineer Grant Ross. Five hundred and forty permits were is- sued for a total expenditure of $333,- 063. Yashiogton apples on July I gave lprvmtse of a heavy Crop, exceeding illghtly the large crop of 1923. The timatb for commercial apple produc- tion is 39,160000 bushels, against 24,- 050.000 bushels, the average of ,:om- merclal crops during the last five years. The firm of James Tobtn & Son, contractors, Walls Walla, were low bidders on the project of reconstruct- ing the Skooskia section of the Lewi & Clark national forest highway in Idaho, it was announced by the United 8.ates bureau of public roads. The bid of the Walla Walla firm was $68,- 63. The rush for public office, begun Friday in all the counties of the state leached its height in point of numbers in King county, where 106 persons presented themselves at tile auditor's office, paid their filing fee, and so gave formal notice of their readiness to serve the public in all sorts of ca- pacities. It will cost $3,881,236 more to run the city of Seattle through 1927 than for the current year, according 'to the " aggregate of estimates filed with the finance committee of the city council by the heads of the municipal depart- ments. "The total allowance for this . year's operations of" city governmenl wu $6,481,000. Copies of a department of public works order Just issued, and contain- fag numerous changes and reclassifi- cations relative to the intrastate rates applicable on the movement of live- stock of all classes, to Spokane, Ta- coma and Seattle, from other state points, have been mailed to rallroac companies, packing houses, stock raisers and chambers of commercl throughout the northwest. Assessed valuat:ons of Cowlitz coun. ty property, as compiled by the coun- ty assessor's office for submission to the county board of equalization, to- taled $20,199,101, exclusive of rmlway and oLher assessments made by the state department. Longvi(w's assessed valuation, ac- cording to J. H. Rosteet, county asses- sor, is $2,751,362, which is in exoess of any other city in Cowlitz county dplte tile fact that Longview was incorporated as a city only two years afro last February. More than 200 new forpt fires were Ignited in eastern Washington and northern Idaho by lightning, forest of- ficials retort. Two additional serious fires added to the feeling of tension that existed at Ellensburg following a dozen fires that caused a loss of $125,000 on tRe :dge of the business district. The tact that there were five separate ires starting within a brief period, ed to the suspicion that a firebug had 'men at work. The probability of the interstate ::ommerce .commission taking over the "uriadlction of all interstate auto stage and freight lines, of which the first NORTHWEST WOODS I SWEPT BY FLAMES Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties in Washington I Declared Furnace. I Seattle, Wash.--Beginnltig the sec- ond week of forest fires caused by lightning and heat wave over the Pa- cific northwest the situation is much improved in western Washington, western Oregon, and British Columbia, official hearing date is to be held in Chicago July 27, was discussed when Iwhile conditions in northeastern a committee of auto stage operators l washingtn' Idaho and Montana re- . rosined stationary. met with the traffic officials of the i The biggest forest conflagration in irate department of public works at the northwest since the Idaho fire of Olympia. 11910 was threatening Stevens and Unusually heavy investments of i Pend Orellle counties in eastern Wash. permanent funds in municipal bond ingles. Seventy-four separate fires in isues coupled with the drain of the July 1 payrolls reduced the balance of all state funds by nearly a million dol- lars during the week ending July 6, recording to the report of W. G. Potts, :tate treasurer. The week ended with all state funds showing a balance of $15,972 062.07. A. Rurlc Todd, Kelso ex-mayor, was sentenced to 90 days in Jail and fined $250 by Judge H. W. B. Hewen of Pa- cific county on a malicious prosecution charge on which a jury convicted him at the last term of court. Todd's mo- ttos for an arrest of Judgment and for a new trial was denied by Judge Hew- on. He gave notice of an appeal to the supreme court. To give service to 400 men employ- ed at State Camp by the Crown Wll- lamette Paper company, who want an outlet via Cathlamet and Skamoka- wa, J. W. Bennett, holder of a certifi- cate for passenger service between Kelso and Skamokawa via Cathlamet and way points, applied to the depart- ment of public works for authority to change a portion of his route. Two state banks, lately undergoing liquidating process, following diffi- culties, are during this month to pay substantial dividends, according to State Bank Supervisor Harry C. John- ms. The Central Bank & Trust com- pany of Yaklma, will pay its final re- imbursement of 7 per cent to all creditors, and the Colville Loan & Trust company will pay another 10 )or cent on the claims of its creditors. Following a supreme court decision upholding Governor Hartley's action in ousting two University of Washing- ton regents, Werner A. Rupp of Aber- deen, and James H. Davis of Tacoma, abandonment of legal action in their behalf was announced by A. R. Hllen of Seattle, one of their counsel. The supreme court, guided by decisions of 30 years ago, held that the governor had not exceeded his rights or author. lty. Production of lumber for more than 100 Pacific coast sawmills decreased from 114,118,688 feet for the week ended June 26 to 73,152,430 feet for the week ended July 10, according to the weekly report of production, or- ders and shipments, issued by the West Coast Lumbermen's association. New business fell from 124,588,686 feet to 77,173,405 feet for the same period and shipments decreased from 117,433,950 feet to 74,876,094 feet. State Highway Engineer Hoover has called for bids on eight highway and bridge Jobs, to be opened by the highway committee August 10, as fol- lows: State road No. 22--Clearing, grading, draining and surfacing with crushed rock 7.74 miles from Detlllion bridge south in Lincoln county. Na- tional Park highway---Clearing, grad- ling and draining about 3.5 miles be- i tween forest line and Rainier National park entrance in Pierce county. Na- tional Park highway--Clearing, grad- ing and draining about 1.6 miles be- tween Puyallup and Sumner in Pierce county. State road No. 21Surfacing with 8900 cubic yards of crushed grav- el about 7.45 miles between Kingston and Port Gamble in Kltsap county. Pacific highway  Constructing 775 feet of creosoted pile trestle with con- crete roadway over Gage's slough, be- tween Mount Vernon and Burlington, and repairing draw west of Skagit river bridge north of Mount Vernon, both in Skagtt county. Pacific high- way--Clearing, grading, draining and paving with concrete about 3.5 miles between Thurston county line and" Contrails in Lewis county. Olympic highway--Surfacing with 540 cubic yards of crushed gravel about 3 miles from Agnew west in Clullam county. Pacific highway---onstructing gravel shoulder between Chehalis and rail- way crossing la Lewis county. Miss Ruth Wenstrom will be the new dean of women at Whitman col- lege at Walls Walls next year. She succeeds Miss It. Louise Fitch, who resigned a few weeks ago to become dean of w6men at Cornell. Inclusion (f .Seattle among 21 cities to receive balloon stations to forecast air currents for aviators has been an- nounced. The United States weather bureau is to use the balloons by re- leasing them periodically and taking reading l as to ascent and drift so long as they remain in sight. i the two counties were threatening to merge into one gigantic blaze that !would virtually sweel all the princi- I i pal forests of the two counties. Fight- ers were powerless to stop the onrush of the flames. Conditions in the Colville national forest of northeastern Washington were reported to the Upited States forest service as being critical. In all 500 fire fighters are engaged in fight- ing I1 large blazes and a number of smaller ones in the Colville region. Only a few fires were burning in western Washington and western Ore- gon, and they were in logged-off lands and slashings and virtually under con- trol. Lakeview, where three large fires covered 1000 acres and all the avail- able local men were engaged to fight, was the most serious situation in Ore- gon. BRIAN00 DEFEATED AGAIN Paris.--Premler Brland's tenth gov- ernment resigned Saturday after suf- fering a defeat in the chamber of deputies on its full power financial bill. The government was 43 votes in the minority. Defeat came when the demand of Finance Minister Caillaux for full pow- ers was put to a vote of confidence. The chamber voted lack of confidence, 288 to 243. Edouard Herriot, the radical leader and president of the chamber of depu- ties, accepted the task of forming a new ministry. The new ministry con- tains 11 radicals and radical-socialists Herriot, Chautemps, Hesse, Dala- dier, Queville, Bonnet, Milhaud, Jac- quler, Dumesnil, Basils and Lambert, all deputies. The life of the new cabinet is ex- pected to be extremely short. ThI is the opinion in all political groups, including Herriot's own party, because the premier will again have to base his policy on the socialist program, which the senate is not likely to ac- cept and which, even in the chamber, will probably have a narrow majority, if any. STORMS KILL NINE IN EAST Lightning and Wind Play Haoo From Maine to Ohio. New York, N. Y.--Nine deaths and )roperty damage estimated at $250,000 marked a path of Sunday electrical, rain and wind storms from Ohio to Maine. In addition, three boys who set out in a canoe from Sandy Hook, N. J., were missing. Four deaths in New England were caused by lightning. our others were killed by falling trees or drowned in iqew England dur. ing storms. Marie Ange Dubois of Adams, Mass., was killed by a lightning bolt that als0 struck and injured her brother, Al- fred. Leo McCaughey, of Hampton Beach, N. H.; Edward L. Snow, Her- men, Me.; and Fred Felch, Salisbury; Mass., were the others killed by light- ning. Lightning struck near the destroyed naval arsenal at Lake Denmark, N. J., frightening thousands of sightseers, but doing no damage. Crops were damaged by wind and hail in Maine and New Hampshire. Ruling Attscks 8llp Marriages. Washtngton.--Many couples who have been married on the high seas by the skippers of government yes- avis may have to have the knot tied all over again Just to be safe. In in- structing the masters of all govern- ment ships to discontinue the practice of performing marriage ceremonies, the general counsel of the shipping hoard said: "The master of a mer- chant vessel of the Uniterd States ham no authority to perform the marriage ceremony." Ice Truck Lures Re; From Films. Hollywood, Cal.--Admitting he was a "big flop" before the cameras, "Red" Grange quite the movies on short no- tice and announced he was going back to the home town to resume his ice business .... I T'S H ERE .... i i i L ::,,I I Ir I IT rr ,, ,ll i i : i l Now On Display 5 to3Omiles anbourin i 13 seconds,.,, AMERICA'S FIRST EUROPEAN.TYPE LIGHT CAR HYSOM-KINDLE CO. Monroe, Wash. '\\;X FREDERICK NELSON'S 55th Semi-Annual Furnitu Sa! re e Begins A'-agust Second HE FREDERICK / NELSON Semi-Annual Furniture Sale provides savings of such importance that those 131an - sing new furnishings for fall will, we believe, find it to their advantage to select them at this time. HE Sale includes furniture for living, room, dining-room, and bedroom--complete suites, occasional pieces, odd pieces in discontinued patterns, and the complete sample line of high- grade upholstered furniture from one of the largest manufac- turers in America. All are representative of Frederick 5? Nelson's usual high quality, and all are priced very much less than regular. REDERICK  NELSON will pay the transportation charges on all Furniture Sale Purchases amounting to more than five dollars to any railroad station or steamboat landing in the State of Washington. HE cost of Sale Purchases may be distributed over a conven- ient period of time through the operation of our Budget (Pay-Out-of-Income) Plar FIFTH AVENUE -- PINE STREET -- SIXTH AVENUE SEATTLE i ., .... ............... ,..