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PROTECT THE FRUIT
County Horticultural Associa
tion a Valuable Factor.
Without it Cireat Damage to Orch
ards Would Have Resulted From
Infested Nursery Stock.
Below will i c found the call for the
annual meeting <>f the Whitman County
The society ia lew than ft year oh].
Fortunately it organized, and, under the
law, procured the appoinment of a fruit
inspector just in time to prevent the dis
tribution of large invoices of badly in
fested nuraerj stock shipped into the
county by eastern nurseries. For two
weeks [nspector Harrison was kept
moving, \urm- boxen of thin worthless
Mini dangerous stock being found at
nearly every railroad station in the
The society, through the press, at once
Bent out a warning and counties north
of Spokane were able to stop the dis
tribution; one entire car load being con
demned at one point. One nursery had,
they claim, $5,000 north of these worth
less trees either destroyed or condemned
in Eastern Washington. Solicitors for
the Bale of this stuff avoided counties
having horticultural societies and fruit
One gentleman from a northern coun
ty, during the convention at Tacoma,
stated: "A horticultural society and its
fruit inspector would have been worth
t bousands of dollars to my county. We
are without organization and large num
bers i.f these infested trees were distrib
Spokane county has jut-t organized a
strong society and other counties are
taking the matter up. At the Garfield
meeting the "Fruit Growers Association
for Eastern Washington and Northern
Idaho" will be fully formed. Our fruit
growers should turn out, attend the
Garfield meeting and obtain the advant
ages of membership.
The constitution provides for a vice
president for Colfax, and other towns,
and the holding of meetings alternately
at different points.
Whitman county is now the leading
apple county of the state, her orchard
area is very large (much not yet in bear
ing) and rapidly increasing.
The Gazette hopes the society will go
on in its good work and receive the
strength and support it deserves. Pres
ident Tnnnatt in his recent remarks at
Qarfield mentioned the strong support
given the society by the connty commis
Call for Meeting.
The annual meeting of the "Whitman
County Horticultural Society," will be
held at (Jar field (as required by its con
stitution) at one o'clock on the after
noon of Saturday, March 3. Retiring
officers will present reports showing the
good work done by the society. A pres
ident, secretary and treasurer will be
elected and one vice-president for Colfax,
Pullman, Garfield, Oakesdale, Rosalia,
PaJouee, Farmington and Tekoa will be
elected. A visiting committee from the
Spokane County Horticultural Society
will be present, and the organization of
the "Fruit Growers Association of East
ern Washington and Northern Idaho,"
perfected. A strong delegation from
each town and locality is urged to at
tend, chct their vice-president and join
in the work of the society.
T. It. Tanxatt, Pree. W.C.11.5.
I! (i. ELDER, Secretary.
SUNDAY SCHOOIi WORK.
Supei intenilent Stevenson Mill Lee-
ture at Coliax.
E. B. Stevenson, of the American Sun
daj School Union, will be in Colfax Sun
day, February 18. He is superintend
ent of the Pacific coast district.compris
ing the states of California, Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and Nevada, with
headquarters at Los Angeles. This dis
trict has been lately established and Mr.
Stevenson is traveling over his new
territory for the first time. He is much
pleased with this field and speaks glow
ingly of the prospects for his work in
the state of Washington, where he now
is. For several years J. W. Armstrong
has been working as missionary for
Washington for the American Sunday
School Onion, and if Mr. Stevenson's
plans are carried out, several other mis
sionaries will be aligned by the society
for this state. Lectures by* Mr. Steven
son are listened to with great interest
by large audiences wherever he goes.
The people of Colfax will have an op
portunity to hear him on the 18th of
the mouth at the Baptist church, at 11
a. in.; at the 11. E. church at a union
mass meeting at 'A p. m., and at the Con
gregational church at 7:30 p. m. His
object is to become acquainted with his
new district, and at the same time ac
quaiut the people more fully with the
great work being done by the society he
represents. Mrs. J. T. Brown of Colfax
will ning a solo. There will be plenty of
good music. The lecture will be one of
the best ever delivered in Colfax. It is
free and all are invited.
IiOST IN THE MOUNTAINS.
Rough Experience of a Man Near
Mr. Lentball, a rancher living near
Blomquiet'a sawmill on Hangman creek
had quite an experience last week while
going from Farmington to his home,
pays the Farmington Times. He
thought he would take a near cut across
the mountains and.leaving Jack Smith's
place on Sunday morning with his pony,
lost his way towards evening and he
traveled for three days and nights in the
timber and finally found himself at De
amet llueion, where he called at the
Sisters and got something to eat.
Mr. Lenthatl had not had anything to
eat for three days and nights, and had
no matches to make a tire. He was
pretty badly used up when he arrived at
Jack Smith's place on Thursday even
ine. where he was kindly taken care of
The second night out Mr. Lenthall
tied his pony to a tree and went on top
of a ridge to see if he could locate him
self, and then he got lost from hie pony.
The horse was fouud Sunday, the 28th,"
by a party of six men who went out to
search for him. They took the horse's
trail and late Sunday evening after trav
eling all day and winding up and down
and around and around they came to
where the horse was tied to a tree. The
animal had been there six days and was
looking gaunt when found.
The party returned late Tuesday
j evening after a hard day's ride in the
! mountains. Mr. Lenthall came near
i losing his life, as it wafl very cold nights
i and his clothing would freeze to him, as
t he fell in a stream and got wet to hie
waist. He went home after finding his
horse and thinks now it is safer to fol
low the road hereafter instead of taking
a cut-off. "The longest way round is
the shortest way home."
Better Paid in Idaho.
Bert Hargrave, index clerk in the
auditor's office, has resigned his position
I and left Monday for Mt. Idaho, county
seat of Idaho county, Idaho, where he
has accepted a similar position with the
auditor of that county. His competency
in such positions has brought him bet
ter rewarJ there than the salary paid by
Whitman county. Instead of the $70 a
month received here, Mr. Hargrave is
paid in his new position $100 a month.
Mrs. Hargrave has gone east on a visit.
Miss Maud Marsh has been advanced to
the position formerly held by Mr. Har
Fine Egg Display.
What may be done in the poultry
business was shown by the egg display
shown at the poultry show last week by
George Ferguson of Endicott, who had
nearly a dozen different strains of eggs
on exhibition. They were remarkable
for their size and uniformity of color
and shape. The Sherwood strain, which
Mr. Ferguson is making his leader, was
exceptionally fine. Mr. Ferguson's dis
play shows what can be done in the
poultry business in this country when
good stock is employed.
PENITENTIARY GRAIN BAGS
Hoard of Audit and Control Has Raised
the Price This Year.
Regulations Which Must Be Fol
lowed in Making Application
for State Made Sacks.
The price of grain bags manufactured
at the state penitentiary at Walla Walla
will be larger to the growers of Eastern
Washington this year than last. The
state board of audit and control, by
resolution, has 6xed the price for this
season at $5.90 per hundred sacks at
the penitentiary or on board cars at
Walla Walla. This was done after care
ful computation of all the elements of
cost of raw material for sacks, which
has increased over that of last year.
The farmers of the grain growing regions
are being notified of this advance and
also apprised of the regulations neces
sary to follow in making applications
Attention is directed to the fact that
a large number of applications for grain
bags have been received at the penitenti
ary without the required deposit of 10
per cent of the purchase price. In such
cases the warden is directed to notify all
persons having such applications on file
that they are of no effect; and the
warden is further required to receive ap
plications for grain bags only for the
period commencing March 1 and ending
March 31, 1900. On April 1 the warden
shall figure up the total of applications,
and if these exceed in quantity the num
ber that can be manufactured at the
penitentiary jute mill before the season
clones, he shall apportion to each appli
cant sacks in accordance with his appli
cation, so that the total number will not
exceed the output of the mill for the sea
The warden is also directed to forward
to the auditor of each county in the
state application blanks, with the re
quest that they be furnished to all pro
ducers entitled to purchase jute fabrics
and requesting the. same.
Because persons in the past have at
various times attempted to obtain peni
tentiary sacks for the purpose of specu
lation, an affidavit is required of each
applicant, to show good faith, setting
forth that the number applied for will be
required by himself individually for the
1900 harvest, as based upon his esti
mate of grain to be raised by him. The
number of acres in crop must be stated,
section, township and range in which it
lies given, who the land is owned by,and
the interest the applicant has in the
crop. It must also be certified that
none of the sacks obtained are to be
used for speculative purposes, nor be
supplied to others, but are exclusively
for use of the applicant.
Woman With a Whip.
The case of the state vs. Mrs. Bertha
Lambert of Winona, accused of assault
with a buggy! whip upon Thos. 11. Wil
son, a school teacher, was brought be
fore Justice Kirkland Thursday of last
week, and, on motion of the prosecution,
the defendant was dismissed. Mrs.
Lambert was at once rearrested, how
ever, and an information filed against
her in the superior court, the trial being
Ret for Thursday, February 15. The
original case was dismissed in the jus
tice court because of argument advanced
by the defendants attorney that the
justice had no jurisdiction, under the
statute of 1899, which provides that
all actions before a justice court must
be commenced Jin the precinct in which
the defendant resides, or in which the
crime is alleged to have been committed.
Look After Water Pipes.
The city council has issued an order
that each person using city water is re
quired to repair, at his expense, ail
breakages that may, from any cause,
occur in water pipes upon the premises
occupied by him. Immediate repair is
required, and the water superintendent
is required to shut off the water from
broken pipes, and each person not mak
ing repairs in such time will be required
to pay a penalty of $1 in all cases in
which the water superintendent has shut
off the water as a condition precedent
for turning it on again.
Croup is the terror of thousands of
young mothers because its outbreak is
so agonizing and frequently fatal. Shi
loh's Cough and Consumption Cure acts
like magic in cases of Croup. It has
never been known to fail. The worst
cases relieved immediately. Price 25
cts., 50 cts. and $1. For sale by The
Elk Drug Score, F. J. Stone, proprietor
For Rent—Front room, well furnished
first floor, suitable for one or two gen
tlemen, central location. Inquire at Ga
Stone's Cough-Not cure^ coughs and
colds. 25 and 50c, only at The Elk
Gunther's fine chocolates and bon
bone, at The Elk Drug Store.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 16, 1900.
BOYS FROM COLFAX
All Well in the Philippines on
New Years's Day.
Soldiers Felt Deep Grief Over Death
of Lav-ton. Their Command
er and Friend.
W. B. Blachley has received from his
son Frank, a member of Company C,
Thirty-rifth United States infantry, now
in the Philippines, a letter in which he
speaks of a number of the soldier boys
who enlisted at Colfax. The letter is
written from Norsagaray and dated New
Years day. In it the deep grief felt by
the command at the death of General
Lawton is expressed.
"When your letters and papers ar
rived," he writes, lithe papers created a
great sensation among the company;
every man jack of the lads wanted one
of those papers and stripped me of them,
so I did not get to read a single one un
til the next day.
''You ask for a description of the
islands. It is rather hard for me to
give, for the reason that we have seen
little of the rainy season; but I will say
that I have been very much surprised.
One would judge from reports in the
states that it is a swampy and mount
ainous country; and so it is to a certain
extent, especially in the rainy season.
The valley we are now in is 150 to 200
miles long. It is low-lying and would be
swampy but for the drainage ditches
dug. In the rainy season the Hits on
both sides of the rivers are inundated
from the overflow of the streams. All
the low land is a continued rice field,
from one end of the island to the other.
The mountains are full of all kinds of
fruits and woods of great value.
"People talk about this being a worth
less land. It is a regular paradise—
that's what it ip; and anyone who has
been around over it as much as I have
will tell the same story. We have been
nearly all over the island of Luzon; and
this one island alone is worth twice what
the war has cost the United States gov
ernment —even more.
"A tall, gigantic range of mountains
rise on either side of the valley. To
these the insurgents have taken for
refuge from the advancing Americans.
Weep Over Law ton.
"The death of General Lawton was a
blow which the soldiers will never get
oyer, for he was the privates' friend. His
death by a Filipino bullet stirs his sol
diers to deeds of vengeance; it but makes
us fight ten times the harder, and every
shot we fire speeds a bullet on its way
which we fondly hope will be one of re
venge for our dead general and friend.
"All the boys from Colfax are doing
nicely. Frank Moore is getting fat and
black. Otto Dunn, Arthur Endsiey,
Corporal Chas. Corey, First Duty Ser
geant ("has. Golden and Corporal John
MeFarlane and myself have not been
sick a day since we landed. Johnny
Dunnigan was slightly ill for a few days,
but is all right now.
"At present we are doing barracks duty.
There are three companies of the Thirty
fifth aud two troops of the Fourth cav
alry here. We enjoy ourselves at night
by gathering round and talking of the
folks aud scenes at home and planning
what we will do when we are there again.
Time passes very quickly with us.
"We can't get a fight out of the black
devils, the enemy, worth speaking about.
The only way is to go out with a small
party of 18 or 20 men, and then, if they
can muster a band of 200Jor -'500, they
will attack us at a distance of 1000 or
2000 yards. If we try to get any closer
they retreat, aud retreat in a hurry too.
They stand not upon the order of their
going. The poor devils are afraid to
put the butts of their guns to their
shoulders, because their dirty, uncared
for pieces kick so hard. Instead, they
put the guns under their arms and blaze
away. If firing on the advance party,
their aim is usually so high that the.v
shoot clear over our heads, and if they
hit anyone it will be some unlucky fellow
in the reserve or rear guard.''
WAS A SUCCESSFUL SHOW.
Poultry Exhibit Was a Good One
The second annual poultry show of
the Whitman County Poultry Associa
tion, closing at Colfax Saturday evening,
was a great euceess.not only as a demon
stration of the great improvement of
the poultry stock of the county within
the past few years, but even over that
of last year. Financially speaking, the
show came out almost exactly even, not
over $5 being left over with which to
open the show next year. Twelve hun
dred and fifty paid admissions were sold
at 10 cents each. School children weie
admitted free. The exhibitors were well
satisfied with the success attained, and
the hundreds of visitors were immensely
pleased with the variety and beauty of
the birds shown. The success attained
will go far toward making the third an
nual show next year a still greater suc
cess in every way.
The Colfax Gazette gave a premium of
one year's subscription each to tha ex
hibitor of the highest scoring White
Plymouth Rock cock and the highest
scoring Sherwood pen. The former was
won by Ben Burgunder, score 92J£, and
on the latter there was no award because
a full pen was not shown.
An Editor's Life Saved by Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy.
During the early part of October,lß9G,
I contracted a bad cold which settled on
my lungs and was neglected until I fear
ed that consumption had appeared in an
incipient state. I was constantly cough
ing and trying to expel something which
I could not. I became alarmed and after
giving the local doctor a trial bought a
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and the result was immediate improve
ment, and after I had used three bottles
my lungs were restored to their healthy
state.—B.S. Edwards, Publisher of The
Review, Wyant, 111. For sale by all
160-acre farm, five miles from Colfax,
up South Palouse river. Good improve
ments. Plenty of good spring water.
Terms reasonable. Call at Palmer's
Livery Stable, in Colfax o
Take Dr. Buck's Celery, Sarsaparilla
and Dandelion Compound. As a blood
and liver tonic it has no equal. Sold
only at The Elk Drug Store,
J. A. Perkin's & Co. have money to
loan on farm and city property at low
rate and on easy terms of paymenr 0
Valley a Paradise.
Farm for Ilenr.
Call for Republican State Conven
The Republican State Convention for Wash
ington is hereby called to meet at the city of
EUenabuiy Wednesday, April 4th, 1900, at 10
o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing eight
delegates and eight alternates to the National
Republican Convention, and for the transac
tion of such other business as may come be
fore the said state convention in connection
therewith. The basis of representation will
be two delegates at large from each county
and one delegate for each 100 votes or major
fraction thereof cast in each county for W. L.
Jones, republican candidate for congress, at
the general election of 189S,the apportionment
of each county being as follows:
Jones' vote, Dele-
County. 1898. gates.
Adams 281 5
Asotin . 243 4
ChehalU 1,104 14
Chelan .. 5
Clallam .. 436 (J
Clarke 1,384 10
Columbia 795 10
Cowlitz 870 11
Douglas 351 0
Franklin 33 2
Garfield 434 6
Island 222 4
Jefferson 625 8
King .6,144 63
Kitsap 64.? 8
Kittitas 1,037 12
Klickitat . 824 10
Lewis .1,473 17
Lincoln 1,010 12
Mason 384 0
Okanogan .. 470 7
Pacific 773 10
Pierce .4,233 44
San Juan 368 6
Skagit 1,321 15
Skamania 120 3
Snohomish 1,788 20
Spokane .3,721 39
Stevens 740 9
Thurston ..1,051 13
WahUiakum 21)8 5
Walla Walla .1,584 18
Whatcom 1,809 20
Whitman. 2,072 23
Yakima 1,096 13
It is recommended that the several county
conventions, in electing delegates to the state
convention, also elect alternates.
The state central committee recommends
that all voters who are willing to support the
republican state ticket at the coming Novem
ber election be invited to participate in the
Attest: E. G. Ame?, Vice-Chairman.
J. W. Ltsox.s, Secretary.
Following are the republican precinct
committeemen of Whitman county, who
will hold their places until their succes
sors are chot-en by the next county con
PBEOINCr. COMMITTEEMAN. l> 0 ADDRK3S.
Altnota ,CR Moys Almota
Bethel Henry Arrasmith .Colfax
Branham S P Judson Pullman
Clinton N B Haynea Johnson
Colton, city ...DC Aiken .Colton
Colton.country John L Flowera Colton
Coin, (StJohn)..TE Rosa St John
Cottonwood G W Case, Jr.. St John
Colfax, north...l. B. Harris .Colfax
Colfax, south.. Arthur Howe Colfax
Colfax, Ist ward. Dr. John Benson Colfax
Coif ax,2d ward J N Pickrell Colfax
Colfax,3d ward James Ewart Colfax
Diamond .Henry Hock Dirnond
Ewartsville.. ..O E Young Pullman
Elberton,c'ntry.Jesse Jones Elberton
Elberton, city.. J D Bishop. Elberton
Endicott .T H London ..Endicott
Farmington,c'y E W Leonard ... Farmington
city O R Hendricson. Farmiugton
Garfield, city. .C E Whialer Gartield
Garh'eld,co'ntry.S B Shoemaker Garfield
Guy ,RP Whetsel Guy
Harper .J L Adams ..Wilcox
Hooper Win Thomas .Penawawa
Matlock J O Bailey St John
Mouth of Rock Creek .
Oakesdale.c'try.E Harris ..Oakesdale
Oakes<lale,city..J W McKune. . . ..Oakesdale
(Jnecho Frank Hickman Oolf ax
Pain pa. J M Camp Pampa
Palouse,country. W L Wakeßeld Palouse
PalouseCity.E'ut.G W Peddycord.... Palouse
Palouse City, W. R S Richhart Palouse
Penawawa ... ..John Milroy Penawawa
Pine City John Stwan Pine City
Pullman. R S Booth Pullman
Pullman, North.l W Shearer Pullman
Pullman.South. Wilford A11en..... .Pullman
Rosalia,country.W Is Howell .Rosalia
Rosalia, city. . F J Wilmer Rosalia
Rock Creek ...
Staley(Johnson)W A Donaldson Johnson
Sunset CM Hitchings 'Sunset
Steptoe E W Barton .Steptoe
Suttou AW Peer Endiwtt
Seats J H Maynard Coltcn
Tekoa, country .John Dixon Tekoa
Tekoa, city J H <.^uinn .Tekoa
Texas L F Buff Hay Station
Thornton .A Kib Thornton
Turnbow J R Cunningham. . ..Palouse
Uniontown,city.Michael Gross.. ..Uniontown
" country.E J Durham ... .Uniontown
Lone Pins. MM Poole Tekoa
The quarterly examination of teachers
closing Saturday at Colfax was attended
by 47 applicants for the various grades
of teachers' certificates. Six of these
were for first grades on diplomas, the
applicants being Mrs. Julia Smith and
Misses Maud Mix, Mary Davidson, Nell
G. Wilson, Laura Dell Maloneand Mabel
Taylor. The Oakesdale public schools
furnished four applicants for certificates
who will probably be successful.
"I think 1 would go crazy with pain
were it not for Chamberlain's Pain
Balm,"' writes Mr. W. H. Stapleton,
Hermine, Pa. "I have been afflicted with
rheumatism for several years and have
tried remedies without number, but Pain
Balm is the best medicine I have got
hold of." One application relieves the
pain. For sale by all druggists.
H. W. Goff Agt. Phenix Ins. Co #
3§£&P%2p 1900 '««■«•*"
p—73/ For every day of every
" T-*^ rnontrif
A panacea for human ill;
A harmless, refreshing, cheering drink,
When the blasts of winter chill.
Full weight pound and
half pound packages. Cj>
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Of Col fax, Washington.
CAPITAL, - - £t<iO,OOO.OO.
LEVI ANKENY. JULIUS LIPPITT, EDWIN T. COMAN
President. Vice President. Cashier.
"The strength of a bank lies in the conservative
management of its assets."
OIiDKST NATIONAL BANK IN THE PALOUBK COUNTRY
J. A. Perkins & Co. ks™
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jdz^- cannot be beaten anywhere.
J%Z* . l^^, ()ur stock of*
/ \ Jewelry, Kings, Clocks, &c.
i'l -'& 2& 2& i£ £fc ijfi la the largest in the Palouap Country
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CITY JEWELRY STOKE
=Ts^s^=^ M. A. ROSE, Manager.
It will pay you to examine
CARLEY'S ROLLER FEED MILL
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of its features:
No Burrs to Wear Out. No Gears. Only Six Bearings.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
All sizes up to 3)4 tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CARLEY IKON WORKS, Colfai, Wash.
T\TOOTIT COEY MERCANTILECO.
▼▼ V>JV-/JLri ROCKFORD, WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin £2.00 per cord, by carload
Are You Alive
To your own interests?
Then serve them best by
Doors, Paint and
CLARKE & EATON
C. N. CLAKK
Leave orders at Barroll &
Mohney's Hardware Store.
is essential in drugs and should be the
first consideration with the purchaser or
user. Poor drugs are worse than none.
My drugs are the best that money can
J. H. CARPER,
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery,
Toilet Articles, Stationery,
Express and Drayman
Will haul your freight or move your
goods and chattels
Tracts in all Variety.
Some were taken under mortgage
and must be sold.
Farming and Pasture Lands,
Fruit and Gardening Tracts.
Houses and Lots in Colfax, Pull
man, Palouse and Moscow.
! Also my residence.
Harry Corn well.
There is no scarcity of
Lumber now at
The yard is stacked high, the stock of
logs is larger than ever before, and lum
ber is coming from the saw at the rate
of 40,000 feet a day, insuring the prompt
hlling of all orders.
A complete stock of
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Moulding, Window Glass,
and building material of nil kinds kept
constantly on hand. Kiln Dried Lumber
a specialty. Estimates promptly fur
nished and money saved for you in
G. W. PALME]?,
Fine Turnouts of all kinds
Beat attention given to transient stock.
Horses fed by the day or week
Telephone No. 12.
MILL STREET, COLFAX. WASH
Pioneer Drug Store,
W. J. HAMILTON, Propr.
Prescription Work a Specialty.
A complete stock of
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals
Soaps, Bruehes, Perfumeries
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Notions, Books, Stationery.
Telephone No. 37. Main Stwet< Colfax
Buy Your Groceries
A. E. Fouts,
A'l (foods first class. Highest prices naid
for farm produce. t"><-m paia