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RIVER WATERS RUSH
January Johnstown at Kendriek
On the Potlatch.
Angry North Palouse Swept OUt a
Mill Dam at CoUav and
January floods in the swift ruehiug j
streams flowing from the Coeur d'Alene i
mountains through the high plateaus of |
tbe Palouse and Potlatch regions are j
happily not of annual occurrence, but j
the warm, heavy rains of Thursday and ,
Friday of last week produced one which |
wrought disaster along the canyon of j
the Potlatch for more than twenty miles, i
While the waters were high in both
branches of the Palouse. with their junc
tion at Colfnx, and a portion of the
northern part of the cit3' —a residence
district built upon the river flat** —was
submerged, the damage was small, ex
cept to Win. Godd, the sawmill man. |
About forty feet of the milldam went
out Saturday night, when the river i
reached its highest stage, and 200 or
300 nawlogs escaped. Probably 100,000
feet of logs were carried out of the boom,
but all were uot lost, as many can be
recovered, though at some expense. The
damage in this respect may reach near
$1000. Tbe breaking of the dam saved
the usual inundation of Poverty flat,but
poured the water over the lowlands in
the vicinity of the Pacific Coast elevator
and the old creamery. Water covered
the floors of a few houses,but high water
was expected Saturday night by the
resident!) ol the district and those houses
in most danger were deserted. Boats
nud gum boots were in demand Sunday
morning in some instances,bot no thrill
ing escapes from watery graves ny to
The North Palouse was about as high
as known for ten years, while the South
Palouse was about 18 inches lower than
the high water mark within that period.
Moth were not on high horses at the
same time. The south branch was at
its highest stage Friday forenoon and
quickly receded; while the north I ranch
reached its highest during Saturday
The water of the South Palouse crept
into the basement of the (ireat Eastern
store in the Fraternity block and dam
aged goods'to the extent of $25, but
this was the only lohr outside of north
A washout on the O. R. & X. railway
occurred along Alkali Hat, near Texas
City, delaying trains by forcing a trans
fer for two or three days. Slight dama
ge was also done to the track between
I'ullman and Moscow.
LIFE LOST AT KENDKICR
Three Little Girls Drowned In the
At Kendrick, Idaho, on the Potlatch
river, three, uud possibly four lives were
lont. Friday evening, just as darkness.
fell, the 15 carioada of steel rails dump
ed into the river in the recent wreck
there, had caught a huge mass of drift.
The citizens were not yet alarmed at the
water stage, when suddenly a small
Johnstown whh precipitated upon them.
The obstruction turned the channel of
the river through a railroad embank
ment, and without warning a wall of
water waist high and carrying cord
wood, drift and other debris, swept down
the main street of the town. In a
twinkling what had been dry laud was a
raging, racing torrent. High land was
but a few yard* away, yet many narrow
escapes were had in the rushing, debris
laden waters. But for timely aid from
those first escaping numbers would have
lost their lives.
Three liittle Sisters Drowned.
Cbas. Harnlin, street commissioner of
the town, bud perceived the danger a
few minutes before the break. He hur
riedly placed his wife and three little
girls—Mattte, aged G: Emma, aged 5,
Uld Clara, aged '$—in a vehicle to carry
them to safety from their home three
blocks went of the St. Elmo hotel. With
them were Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Hun
sperger and child, formerly of Elberton,
and Johnny Morgan was driving the
team. Mr. Hamlio proceeded up town
to warn people. The rig had got to
within one block of the St. Elmo hotel,
when a wall of water three or four feet
high, carrying cordwood, drift and a
large section of sidewalk, struck it. The
horses were crowded to deeper water in
the gutter and the vehicle overturned.
W. K. <iraham rescued Mr. and Mrs.
Hunsperger, who were locked in each
other's arms, and clinging to their child.
Mrs. Ilamliu w;ik saved by Tom and
Lou Hunter, but she was forced, with
others, to pass the long night in a house
in the middle of the stream. The three
little sisters were swept away. At last
reports but two of their bodice—those of
the youngest, had been recover
ed. Tom Blaochard, an Englishman
and a miner, started down the street
while the Hood was raging and has not
since been seen.
But four houses were actually swept
away, but about thirty were* thrown
from foundations. Four families are
destitute—houses and all gone.
Great Damage to Railroads.
Railroad men assert that it will be
months before the damage to .he rail
road can be repaired so that trains can
reach Lewiaton. Bridges, trestles nnd
track are swept away. At least ten
miles of track between Vollraer and
.luliaetta must be rebuilt, and much of
it between .luliaetta and the mouth of
the Pot latch in entirely gone. Not even
the grade is left. County bridges are
also gone aud wagon grades swept
The Hood was caused by a warm and
extraordinarily heavy rain falling upon
the snow in the mountains at the sources
of the rivers and creeks.
Hoss of Another Color.
Kelly Horn whs given his name at
Oregon City, Oregon, 42 years ago, but
has earned it as long as he can bear it
In a petition to the superior court prav
tag that it be changed to Perry Kellev
he rK-nes that, by reason of the pecoli
repeatedly, made the subject of ridicule
and made to .offer keenly from chagrin
and shame, and » constantly made a
Theconr b >' Li* associates
The court granted hie prayer and he wfll
henceforth he knownasPeny Keller
Edward Ballaine. Insane
Edward Ballaine, aged 28 years, of
near Lndicott. wan examined in' the su
perior court Saturday on a charge of in^
Banity and ordered committed to tbe
Medical Lake asylum, whither he was
taken by Deputy.Sheriff Steward. The
unfortunate young man is a brother of
J. E. Lallaine. Mr. Ballaines malady
is epilepsy, due to a severe spell of ty
phoid fever suffered by bis mother a few
months prior to hie birth. He has been
afflicted since infancy, and the family
had him constantly under medical treat
ment, but without success. His mother
but recently returned with him from the
east, where ebe had taken him for expert
Resigned as School Director.
Robert Mills hae sold his interest in
the Colfax Drug store to his former
partner, C. F. Stuart, having permant
\y located at Garavanza, a suburb of
Los Angeles, California. For the came
reason Mr, Mills hae filed with the Col
fax school board his resignation as a
member of that body.
Ijarge Wheat Sale
Another large individual sale of wheat
was made last Friday at Colfax. Adam
Stoneberger, an extensive farmer near
Riverside, sold 14,000 bushels to tbe
Pacific Coast Elevator Company at S
cents, sacked, in the warehouse—s."22".
i The grain is being shipped to Portland.
POI'IiTKY SHOW NEXT MONTH
Extensive Preparations Being Made
lor a Grand Exhibit.
The second annual show of tbe Whit
man County Poultry and I'et Stock As
eociation, to be held at Colfax February
7 to 10, will be one showing the great
improvement made in the poultry Btock
of the county in recent years, and more
especially since the successful exhibition
of last year. Last year's show not only
placed the fanciers of the county upon
their mettle, but the fine birds on exhi
bition stimulated many who had pre
viously given no thought to the poultry
possibilities to improve the grades of
their fowls. The result was more far
reaching than most people imagine.
This will be demonstrated at the coming
show, which will be far ahead of even the
successful one of last year.
The association has'placed the promo
tion aHd management of the coming
poultry exhibition in the hands of S. C.
Lyle, oue of the most prominent and en
thusiastic fanciers of the county. Be is
devoting his entire attention to the suc
cess of the show and deserves the hearty
co-operation of all in the furtherance of
8 project which means bo much to a
prominent and fast growing industry of
The association has been particularly
fortunate in its choice of a judge. Thos.
Hewes of Trenton, Mo., a poultry ex
pert of national reputation, will serve in
that capacity. He will also judge the
exhibits at Spokane, North Yakitna and
Ortis Hamilton and .1. ((.Housekeeper
will open a skating rink at the armory
Connections with the new sewer lines
are being rapidly made. The hospital
connections will be completed today or
C. \. Roberts has been appointed
postmaster at Elberton, to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Postmaster
15. F. Nicholas, manager of the Great
Eastern store, has purchased the resi
dence property of Dr. Coffe.v in South
Colfax. The price paid was 82000.
Roland, eon of Mrs. T. B. Ray, died at
the family home at Colfax' Monday
morning. He was 18 years of age and
had been an invalid for about three
The populists will hold auother of
those interesting gatherings they call
central committee meetings at Coifax
Saturday. It is an adjournment from
the late fizzle.
The term of A. S. Hamilton as post
master at Diamond expired nearly a
year ago. Harry Kirkham has been
recommended to the poßtofhce depart
ment as hie successor.
The First .National Bank of Colton
will cease to exist January 25, but it
will be succeeded without interruption
by the First Bank of Colton, a "state
concern, with $25,000 capital and under
the same management.
The circus given Thursday night of
last week by the Episcopal ladies was an
amusing novelty to the large crowd in
attendance. It carried all the attrac
tions of a real circus and was greatly
enjoyed. The musical features were
splendid. About $50 were cleared.
Smallpox Near Palouee.
Auditor Corner was notified Tuesday
of suspected smallpox in a family
named Hunch on the Farnsworth place,
one mile southwest of Palouse, and at
Brownlee's,three miles northwest of that
town. J)r. \V. N. Divine of Elberton,
physician at the county poor farm, was
sent to investigate. He reports that he
found a man named Alexauder with a
well broken out case at Brownlee's. His
family of five and Brownlee had been ex
posed. At Bunch's he found two sure
enough cases. Both places were quar
antined. There are 15 cases about
Moscow and aoout 30 at Spokane.
For Beating a Board Bill.
J. A. Black, a pugilist, is in the coun
ty jail, having been bound over by a
Pullman justice to the superior court to
answer to a charge of defrauding a hotel
keeper. M. C. True of Pullman charges
him with beating a $22.50 board bill.
Black was arrested at Colfax Sunday
evening by Deputy Sheriff Steward and
was returned to Pullman for prelimin
ary examination. He was placed under
$500 bonds and was unable to furnish
To the Supreme Court.
The case of the state against Andrew
Knight, charged with resisting an
officer in forcing Tax Collector Frank
Hickman to desist from seizing his fur
niture for taxes, was before the euper
ior court Thursday, but by consent of
all parties Judge McDonald made no
ruling in the case and it will go before
the supreme court for adjudication.
Lecture at Church.
Dr. George F. Hall will lecture Thurs
day evening, January 26, at the Christ- j
ian church upon the subject of "Happy
Homes and How to Make Them." Dr. \
Hall is a lecturer of note, who has sev
era! times pleased Colfax audiences.
Lovers of good cigars smoke the
•'Brunswick." Beet money can buy.
Wanted —a girl to assist taking care '
of a baby. Apply to Mrs. Julius Lippitt* !
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 10, L9OO.
LONG STERN CHASE
But a Badly Wanted Man is at
Last Run Down.
! Believed to Be a Burglar and Taker
Of Horses in Many
In the person of John W'eston Sheriff
Tanutt succeeded Monday in picking up
a very slippery individual, long wanted,
not only in Whitman county, but in
Adam?, Stereos, Lincoln and probably
other counties of the state.
For months the Whitman county of
fleers have been chasing Weston and his
partner, Charlie (iibbon, alias Ed. Cole. ]
The sheriffs of other counties have been !
doing the same: but he has always been
well mounted and ac mobiie as a fight
ing Boer. Many times, just as Sheriff
Canutt and hie men thought they were
going to lay the heavy hand of the law
upon him, Weston has faded away like a
mid-summer night's dream. lie has
roamed Oregon, \\ ashington and Brit
ish Columbia during the time. But per
sistently the officers have thrown the
net aro:ind him, and when he appeared
Monday in Spokane Sheriff Canutt knew
it and asked Sheriff Cole of that county
to arrest him. This was at once done.
Monday evening Sheriff Cacutt went to
Spokane after the prisoner, returning
Tuesday and safely lodging him in jail.
"Wanted for Several Crimes.
The particular warrant upon which
Weston was arrested is for the burglary
of the store of W. J. Boatright & Co. at
Johnson nearly a year ago. The officers,
from their extensive investigations, be
lieve Weston and his partner, Gibbon,
were the men who did this. The store
was broken into and pack horses loaded
with the plunder, which was composed
of provisions, clothing, shoes, neckties
and even ladies' corsets. The pack train
was loaded at the rear door of the store.
Later, a portion of the goods were found
cached along the rimrock on Snake
river, and with them was a pack saddle
which has been identified as one loaned
to Weeton by a friend. There are also
evidences of Weston's connection with
the burglary which the officers do not
now deem wise to give out.
The prisoner is also wanted by Sheriff
Canutt to answer for the disappearance
of the Nickerson and McCance horses
from near Sunset last summer. He is
also wanted by the sheriffs of Adams,
Lincoln and Stevens counties on horse
sttaling charges, and it is believed the
Okanogan jail is also vanning for him.
Running from Bullets.
Gibbon, Weston's partner, is believed
to now be across the British line. The
last trace of his whereabouts was had
three weeks ago, when he was flying
across Okauogan mountains with the
sheriff of that county shooting at him
every jump till he got over the mountain
and out of sight.
Whitman county officers have ridden
many a mile on the crooked trails of
Weston and Gibbon and have explored
many a fastness and hidden retreat to
effect their capture and are sorry to loee
Gibbon, but they probably have.
When arraigned in Justice Kirklaud's
court Wednesday morning for prelimin
ary hearing, Weston waived examina
tion and was held to appear in the su
perior court January 22. Bonds were
placed at $1000 and were not furnished.'
W. P. Bottcher, a farmer near Rosalia,
and John Dodson were present as wit
nesses for the state. It is understood
that they will testify to Weston stop
ping over night at Mr. Bottcher's place;
that he presented them with a necktie
each and later told them that he was
interested in the robbery of Boatright's
store. These neckties are now in pos
session of the officers.
The prisoner is on crutches from an
injured hip. He says the injury was
sustained by a horse falling on him.
SIiED THE SHERIFF.
John Dodson Asks Five Thousand
John Dodßon, through hi* attorney,
M. 0. Heed, han started a damage Buit
atrainpt Sheriff Joseph Cunutt for $5250
—$250 for expense and trouble and
$5000 for chagrin, embarrassment and
injury to bis feeling*. The complaint iv
the east' was served Thursday afternoon
on the sheriff. Wrongful and unlawful
imprisonment is alleged.
When Weston was captured John Dod
son and Wtn. Bottcher were wanted am
witnesses. Sheriff Canutt says J>odson
told him Weston gave him some neck
ties and told him he took them from
Boatright'n store, and that they have
since been identified as part of the stock
taken at the burglary last April. When
Deputy Steward found Dodson he was
packing hi* burse to leave for the Col
ville reservation country. He came to
Colfax and after Weeton waived exam
ination the sheriff asked that Dodson
be placed under bonds to appear as a
witness. On a warrant from Justice
Kirkland the sheriff took Dodson into
custody for this purpose, but never
placed him in jail. Soon thereafter an
information was filed direct in the su
perior court against Weston and he was
arraigned. At this time Judge McDon
ald held Dodson under $200 bonds to
appear as a witness in the case. His
friend Bottcher expressed a willingness
to give the bond, but before it was done
Judge McDonald revoked the order hold
ing Dodson. Mr. Reed at once demand
ed Dodson's release, but the sheriff re
fused it until he was officially satisfied
that the order of the court had been re
voked, when he at once released Dodson.
The complaint alleges that the war
rant from Justice Kirkland, upon which
Dodson was first taken into custody was
I want to let tbe people who euffer
from rheumatism and pciatica know that
Chamberlain's Pain I?alin relieved me
after a number of other medicines and a
doctor had 'ailed. It ie the beet lini
ment I ha'<> ever known of—J. A. Don
<;kn\, Alpharetta, Ga. Thousands have
been cured of rheumatism by this remedy.
One application relieves the pain. For
sale by all drnsrcistn.
20,000 cedar fence poets. Car load
lots a epeeialty. Joseph Fisher, St.
Miss Maud Anderson, eye epecialiet.at
the jewelry etore of T. Lommasson.
Eyes tested free o
Go to the Bee Hive for hosiery, glovee,
All Street (it ado Dsbtorfl AM T»
The city council, at it* Mondnv pvtD
Ing meeting, adopted ;v RcoißißßOdattoii
of the finance committee wptctlog r
compromise a« to Htreet grndo wnrrnnln,
and ordered payment of the following,
with interest nt 8 percent from October
18, 189 D: Warrant No. 78,ttree1 grade
No. 3, $116.50; No. lo.'i. grade No. 8,
|75.33; No. 185, grade No. 8,1144.75,
Also the following without interest
Warrant No. 208, grade No. t. $ 1 in.
No. 186, grade No. 8, $480. .Mho thai
the judgment against I. M. Rowman
be cancelled bo fur n» tin* city in con
cerned, but saving the city attorney*
right to whatever coats taxed therein or
The following officers were rtappoint
ed, being the only applicants for the to
ppective positions: City Marstial. .1. It
Mackay: police justice. A. E. Kirklatul,
superintendent and engineer of water
works, George I. Howard.
The services of 0. B. Stratton. as city
engineer were dispensed with from .liin
The city attorney was instructed to
enter suit against all persons now owing
street grade assessments.
The bond of Treasurer Davenport was
received and referred to the finance com
mittee. The treasurer reported water
rent collections for December at $428.55.
Police Justice Kirkland reported the
collection of fines, penalties, etc., for the
quarter ending December 31 at $420.
The application of I*. Lefrancis for a
liquor license was taken up, his bond ap
proved and license ordered issued.
Bids for city printing and advertising
were considered as follows: For adver
tising, Colfax Gazette bid, 2~> cents an
inch; The Commoner, 25 cents an inch.
Job printing. H. Bramwell bid .'55 cents
per thousand ems composition and f>
cents per 100 impressions. The bid of
liramwell was accepted, and the others
Bills amounting to |841.61 were ord
DEATH OF MUS. W. A. INMAN.
Passed from L,ife Tuesday Morning
At Her Colfax Home.
Mrs. Hannah A. Inman, wife of Prose
cuting Attorney William A. Inman,
passed from life at the family residence
in South Colfax Tuesday morning, Janu
ary 16, l!>0(>. at the age of 51 years, 10
months and three days, a victim of
apoplexy and heart failure. Her death
had been expected for three days before
the summons of the Death Angel came,
and her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Blair of
Spokane, and sons, Frank of Spokane
and Roy of Walla Walla, were pres
ent when the end came. The eldest
son. Cook, arrived from Seattle Tuesday
night, too late to see his mother alive.
Mrs. Inman was one of the pioneer
ladies of Colfax, and during her long
residence in the city had surrounded her
self with many warm friends,upon whom
her loss will fall heavily. In church,
Women's Relief Corps and Daughters of
Rebekah circles her removal from earth
will be particularly felt, being a leader in
all. She was a consistent Christian wo
man, a member of the Congregational
church, from which the funeral services
were held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m., Rev.
H. P. James officiating. Burial was in
The funeral was conducted by the Re
bekah lodge and was attended by mem
bers of that order, the Woman's Relief
Corps, Grand Army, and a large con
course of friends.
Ten New Members.
Members of Colfax Lodge No. 14, A.
0. I. W., Lad a big time Tuesday night.
Ten new members were initiated. After
the ceremonies a big banquet was served
at the Bakery restaurant, at which over
100 were seated. Master Workman
(has. Platt was presented, in a neat
speech in behalf of the lodge by Daniel
Frew, with a handsome gold headed
cane. Mr. Platt was as surprised as he
was pleased and responded in a happy
J. M. Bateman, Huntsville, and Cora
Pear! Adams, Pullman: J. L. Harris and
Olive I. Thompson, Johnson.
shows the state of your feelings and the
state of your health as well. Impure
blood makes itself apparent in a pale
and sallow complexion, Pimples and Skin
Eruptions. If you are feeling weak and
worn out and do not have a healthy ap
pearance, you Bhould try Acker's Blood
Elixir. It cures all blood diseases where
cheap Sarsaparillas and so-called puri
fiers fail; knowing this, we sell every bot
tle on a positive guarantee. The Elk
The failure of nature to provide fa
cilities for skating will be made good by
Housekeeper & Hamilton, who will open
a skating rink at the Armory Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, and in the even
ing at 7, and daily thereafter at the
same hours. The price of admission will
be 10 cents, and 15 cents for skates and
privileges of the floor. Drop in and take
Lost—About December 20, a promis
sory note for $91.00. drawn in favor
of A. Kuhn by W. M. Lee, dated about
May 20, 1899. Finder will please return
same to Charlee Torrance, Diamond,
Wash., or leave at Gazette office*
Wanted—Situation as housekeeper or
to do general housework, by a woman
with young child. Town 'or country.
Apply at Inion lodging house, North
Picture framing a spt :ulty at Sher
man's Art Store. Prices lower than
anywhere else in the city.
Shirts, hats and ties for gentlemen, at
the Bee Hive,
H. W. Gopf Agt. Phenix Ina. Co.
For Sale Cheap.
QOfl Acres of unbroke iand, one mile
*J~ yj south of Endicott, on main road.
All good farm land, partly fenced. Price
50.50 per acre.
Terms reasonable. For further par
ticulars apply to or address
c. m. Warner or j. r. good,
Each Succeeding Day
of the Cash System
bring! more forcibly to DUIld the idea of force of
habit Have you' ever noticed that when the ther
mometer registers 101 decrees in July, a party of
persons entering a room gather instinctively around
the fireplace? Or when you havo no butter on the
table, how often the force of habit will cause you to
reach for butler?
Everyday in the week and every hour in the day finds
men and women in HinchlifTs C. O. D. Store who have been
under the force of habit of paying Credit prices for goods
throwing down dollars whuro "cents buy the same articles under
the C. 0. I), system.
Only the other day Miis was forcibly illustrated when two
prominent citizens, one .1 business man, the other a newspaper
man as usual(f) loaded with "dough," each ordering goods.
The force of our prices astonished them so that it forced them
to remark, "There is a noticeable difference between Cash and
Credit buying. 1'
HI N CHUFF'S
C. O. D. House.
Pioneer Block. Telephone 7;;.
BAKKOLL & MOHNEY
®SI: General Hardware
g^^|gJ.l: and Crockery.
U\4 .. -f^*-!.- given the hostess pleasure when
-* "' •*■ "** '''■' Bhe can decorate her table with such ex-
""' quieite China, handsome English Por
k •-'Vi ~~""" *'VS IT 1 ••(■lain ami rich Glassware as v\.« »irr
'jfiHTtii Rowing in our superb stock. Our store
J^V-1 <J&i ' yA^:f liS&l' / >s a veritable muneum of art in unnju.
---X ..■■*•! WH 1. i| i |^*lJ*^j I designs and rich decorations. Our prices
I■'lk If iV P^J " are 8° Bmall that they Brenot »orth
Fine Commercial Printing
General Printers and • Telephone Building,
'Legal Blank Publishers. COLPAX
W~Y^OTIT COEY MERCANTILE CO.
\J\J JLJ • UOCKFOKI), WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade 33.35, Buckskin 53.00 per cord, by carload
Are You Alive
To your own interests?
Then serve them best by
Doors, Paint and
CLARKE & EATON
C. N. CLARK
Leave orders at Barroll &
Mohney's Hardware Store.
Pipes, Notions, Toys
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Paleuae Country.
See him before baying.
THE BUILDING is up-to-date, having
new seats, new furniture, electric lights.
THE TEACHERS are up-to-date in
their methods of instruction.
THE COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
are up-to date, as every one can judge
for himself by examining our circular of
information. The President will be triad
to send one to all who deeire to investi
bt Vincent's Academy
WALLA WALLA, WASH.
A sjleet Boarding School for younir girl?.
Gives a thorough education in all EnglL-h
branches. Music, Fancy Work, Laogtugea,
etc. .No compulsion with regard to reli -i■••:•<
opi- rms. TERMS MODERATE.
Addreos, SISTER SUPERK >K.
FRED H. BROWN Buys
Cattle and Hogs.
Pays highest market price.
Office with Cha.°. DeFrappe, C.lfax, WaA
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLGARD & CO. Proprietors.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cenu'iery Work.
Call and see sample* wall Street
Buy Your Groceries
-A- E. Fonts,
All goods first cla8». Highest price* paid
tor farm produce.
J. W. CAIKNS,
Express and Drayman
Will haul your freight or move your
good* and chattels
Is read by people whom
the advertiser desires to
reach with his announce