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A BIG WHEAT STEAL
Farmers' Warehouse at Sliawnee
Meets a Heavy Loss.
Claim that Over KOOO Sacks Has
Been Secretly Shipped—Agent
( lifinn! is Under Arrest.
The directors of the Shawnee Warehouse
Company, a corporation, of which about 75
per cent of the stock is held by farmers and IS
per cent by Aaron Kulm of Colfax, claim a
steal of about 18.0 CD bushels of grain has been
made from the boaw, which is situated at the
mouth of Four Mile. W. H. Clifford, who is
one of the directors and had been agent in
charge for the past two years, is in jail on a
charge of larceny of the grain by embezzle
ment. While the prosecution claims to have
conclusive evidence as to where the gtin
went, who bought it and Clifford's connect )n
with its sale, the details are withheld by the
prosecutor's office from publication, for the
reason that Clifford, when brought to prelimi
nary hearing, waived examination, and it was
not defirtd to acquaint the defense with all
known by the prosecution.
Kight Thousand Sacks Gone.
Clifford left the warehouse the last week in
January anil removed his family to Portland,
promising to return the following week. The
directors Bay they had no suspicions of any
thing being amiss until Clifford failed to re
turn as promised, and not then until he had
set several later dates for return in telephone
conversations had with nim, but which he
failed to keep. Thursday of last week they
became alarmed and secured the keys and
books necessary for an investigation. They
claim to have found by the books that the
house should contain 10,2(i8 sacks of wheat
tn-i lt>72 sacks of barley. Instead, there was
visible but 30(17 sacks of wheat and 807 sacks
of barley—a shortage of 7201 sacks of wheat
and 895 of barley.
Those Who Lost.
Those who had grain in storage, for which
they hold receipts, or which have been nego
tiated to others, were: J. D. Evans 1990
sacks, Dell Hilton 3(J'J, Martin Harter 1570,
A. Bidle lCiy, R. M. Ryan OS4, August Siler
1104, George W. Thompson (illt, George Streib
728, A. B. Myrick 239, Harry Cornwell 239,
W. O. Nogler 1077. To pay these but 3!)34
sacks remain. The losses, it in eaid by the
directors, will be met in full by the stock
holders of the company. Everything will be
amicably fettled up, without litigation or loss
to the owners of the grain, except in so far as
they may be stockholders. Many of the re
ceipts have been hypothecated or sold to the
Second National Bank and to Aaron Kuhu.
It is also claimed that some receipts have
been issued for which there is no account, on
the stubs or elsewhere.
Clifford received as ssil.try §0.") a month.
When he left he turned the house over to E.
Elliott, who had been a helper. Elliott made
some shipments, the last on February 14. It
is claimed by the prosecution that evidence of
Clifford makinp bank deposits at Portland are
in hand, but what amount they will not dis
close at present. They al^o claim to have
found that Clifford gambled rather heavily
and that it ia known that he spent and lost at
least §1200 at Colfax during the full and win
ter. On the other hand hi* friends claim he
won about $ICC) in December, which accounts
for this. When captured at Seattle by Sheriff
Canutt he had but 544 While the prosecu
tion claims there is conclusive evidence of his
gnilt, Clifford's friends hold out the idea that
he is more sinned against than sinning. He
refuses, upon advice of his attorney, E K.
Hanna, to talk of the case. Soon after incar
ceration in the jzj.il Monday at nton, Clifford
was visited by the directors of the warehouse
company, C. F. Crampton, Martin Harter,
B. H. Hulin and Glen Johnson, and M. 0.
Reed, who has been employed by the com
pany to ast-ist in the prosecution. Clifford is
the fifth director He is reported to have
then said: "I realize that I am in a bad box,
but I never got a cent out of it. Some one
else got the wheat.''
How Capture Was Made.
As Boon as the warrant, made out upon
complaint of Glen Johnson, was placed in
Sheriff Canutt'* hands Friday he wired the
ch;ef of police at Portland to arrest Clifford.
The sheriff and Deputy Elmer left on the first
train for Portland to get on his trail when the
Portland chief reported that Clifford had left
town. Arriving at Portland the officers were
told by the detective who had the matter in
charge that the wanted man had gone to
Siimpter, Oregon. Sheriff Canutt expressed
his doubts of this, but immediately dispatched
Deputy Elmer for that place, while he and a
different detective to the one who had visited
Mrs. Clifford the day before again visited her.
The detective went into the house alone, and
was again told by the lady that her husband
had gene to Sumpter. "'Who are yon, any
way" Mrs. Clifford asked. "I am the man
ager of Balfour, Guthrie & Co's grain busi
ness. Mr. Clifford has a lot of wheat with
us, which we have a good offer for, and we
want to get a letter to him at onre and get his
consent for its sale, as it is a good thing for
him." "Oh, in that case."confessed the lady,
"you will find him at Seattle, general deliv
ery." Sheriff Canutt left at once for Seattle,
arriving there during Saturday night Sunday
morning the postomce was open only from 10
to 11. Be expected Clifford to call for mail
and stationed himself there. He ha'i not
waited long until Clifford was seen coming'
down the street. The sheriff stepped back
and waited until Clifford walked almost upon
him. Then he stepped out and hailed him
with. "Hello, Clifford, what are you doing
here?" Clifford was badly scared at sight of
the sheriff and quietly submitted to arrest.
When he passed through the jail door Monday
tears ran from his eyes, and he continued to
weep at intervals through the day, keenly feel
ing his position. He has a wife and two small
children, who are now living at Portland.
When first arraigned before Justice Kirk
land Monday afternoon the case went over
until Wednesday and bonds placed at $2500.
This was not given. Wednesday the defense
waned examination and the bonds were raised
to 54.000, which have not been given.
Clifford was under bonds with the ware
house company last year, but this season was
not required to give such security The direc
tors claim to have checked up the accounts at
the close of last season and found everything
correct, and that the big shortage all falls on
this year.
COUNTY ASSESSORS.
Valuations Agreed to at Their El
lenbbur}« Meeting.
In their meeting at Elleneburg, open
ing Monday, the county assessors of
the state transacted the following busi
ness: &
The report of the committee on rail
roadl valuation was received and after
much dtecomion the following values
were accepted by a vote of 14 to 7
class, |3960 per mile: third class *L>64o
per mile; fourth daw, |1320 per mile
tilth claw, («60 per mile '
The following articles will be messed
according to value.: Wagon*, carriages
p.anos organs, nielodeons, household
and ofhee furniture, fanning tools and
machinery. Sewing machines and one
clock included in necessary household
furniture and all hand tools of farmers
and mechanics are exempt from taxa
tion to the amount of $300.
At the afternoon eeeeion, railroad roll
ing etock wae listed at 25 cents per foot
of track; first class timber land, G. 000
-,-000 feet per quarter section, $10 an
acre; 6econd class timber 1and,4,000,000
feet per quarter section, $7.50 per acre:
third claee timber land, 3,000,000 feet
per quarter section, $5 an acre; east of
the mount ainn, farming lauds, from *5
to $50 per acre; grazing and unimproved '
lands, from 10 centß to flO per acre.
Telephone lines, single copper wire
and poles, are to be assessed $60 per
mile and $25 per mile for each addition
al wire; telephones, $5 each; telegraph
lines, on the main line, iron wire, $45
per mile, each extra wire $10 per mile.
Bicycles are to be valued from $10 to
$15.
Notes and other securities will be as
sessed according to values of other
property, cash in hand at its full value.
All articles not in the detailed list shall
be valued I y the assessor.
S. B. Siler, assessor of Whitman county,
was made secretary of the convention.
After a general discussion on the value of
livestock, the following scale of prices was
faxed as a guide for each assessor: Calves,
from 8 to 11 months, $5; cattle, from 1 to 2
years old, $10; 2-year-old and over and all
other cattle, §1.5 to $40; cows, $20; horse?,
from 1 to 2 years old, £10 from 2 to 3 years
old. $10 to §25; from 3 yaars old and over $25
to §50; work horses, $25 to §100; stallions, ac
cording to grade; mules and asses, same scale
as horses; sheep, §1.75 to $3 per head, accord
ing to grade.
Field Deputy Changes.
The following changes in assignments of
territory to field deputy assessors of Whitman
county, who begin work March 1, have been
made since publication of the list by The Ga
zette two weeks ago:
O. S. Daniels from Tpa. 19, 20, R. 39, 40, to
Tp. 19, R. 39, 40, and Tp. 20, R. 39.
Thos. E. Ross from Tp. 18, R. 39, 40, 41, 42,
to Tp. 18, R, 41, 42, and Tp. 19, R. 41.
Geo. W. Case, Sr., from Tp. 17, R. 39, 40,
41, to Tp. 17, R. 39, and Tp. 18, R. 39, 40.
H. W. Howard from north half of Tp. l(i,
R. 42, 43, and Tp. 17, R. 42, 43, to Tp. 10, R.
42, 43, and Tp 17, R. 43.
Chas. Daggett from Tp. 14, R. 42, 43, and
Tp. 15, R. 42, 43, and south half of Tp. 16, R.
42, 43, to Tp. 14, R. 42, 43, and T P . 15, R. 42,
40.
Geo. S. Allen from Tp. 10, R. 38, 39, 40, 41,
to Tp. 17, R. 40, 41, 42.
In addition, W. A. Wyer has been appoint
ed, with the following territory: Tp. 16, R.
38, 39, 40, 41.
PILE WHEAT SACKS HIUH
Great liiveution for Warehouses Per
fected By Colfax Man.
Does the Work of Six or Eight Men
At a Running Expense of a
Few Cents a Day.
Colfax is the home of an invention
which will revolutionize the handling of
grain in sacks in the warehouses of the
entire coast. It will prove a boon to
the warehousemen just as the perfect
self binder has proven so over the slow
and laborious binding by hand, or an
the mowing machine has over the scythe.
It will nave countless backaches and
save its owners many a dollar. It is en
tirely practicable and certainly speedy
in the laborious work of piling heavy
sacks of grain 24 high up in a w»re
house. It will do the work of at least
nix or tight men in this capacity at a
running expense for gasoline to propel
it of 15 cents a day. At this cost the
machine will do the lifting of the grain,
24 sacks high, at the rate of ten a min
ute, GOO an hour, 0,000 a day, if so de
sired. Practical tests already made
demonstrate its ability to do this", say
ing the cost of a number of hard-worked
men necessary to accomplish this great
amount of labor. With this invention
it will cost no more to pile sacks 24 to
28 high than eight. When receipts of
grain at warehouse are slow the machine
costs nothing, as idle men do, and every
warehouse manager can appreciate it, if
for this reason aloae. It will pay for
itseif in half a season in the savings
made, and it will be plain to any ware
house manager upon investigation that
he cannot afford to be without it. It
will add, also, an industry in its manu
facture valuable to Colfax.
This machine is a sack elevator, in
vented and manufactured by Eugene
Urown of Colfax. lie has put much
thought, hard work and inventive genius
in its perfection, and has now attained
hie ends and secured the confidence and
backing of sufficient capital to insure
success. The tests have been entirely
satisfactory.
The elevator is solidly constructed
and will last a lifetime. Hacks of grain
are carried up an inclined plane, which
can be raised or lowered at will. All
necessary is to place a sack at the bot
tom—the rmchine does the rest. It is
propelled by a one-horee gasoline engine,
which is a part of the machine proper.
The whole sets on casters and can be
moved to any point in a house in 30
seconds. All bearings are roller or ball,
and ull belting is chain. Warehousemen
who havp seen it at work are enthusias
tic over the happy thought of Mr. Brown
and pronounce it a great success.
THE SOCIAL, SIDE.
On Thursday afternoon February 15, Mrs.
James Cairns and Mrs. Albert Keyser gave a
delightful afternoon party to a large number
of their lady friends, at the home of Mrs.
Cairus. A progressive luncheon was served,
beginning at one o'clock. After luncheon,
cards bearing pictures of Jack and Jill in
many different phases were distributed, and
Mrs. Cairns read the story of Jack and Jill
told in the style of many well known authors,
the guests to guess the name of the authors
from the style and metre. There were twenty
of these parodies, and Mrs. Vermilye and
Mrs. Doolittle correctly guessed tevenreen of
them._ In drawing lots for the prize Mrs
Vermilye won and was awarded the prize.
Afterward progressive anagrams was played,
Mrs. Chadwick winning a prize in this. Ihe
house was prettily decorated with carnations
and each guest was given a flower as a sou
venir of a most pleasant afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Stone entertained
their friends at a most ple&eaDt progressive
whist party last Friday evening. Miss Els
l<eth Krauze and Mr. It. H. Lacey were
awarded prizes for the best scores. After the
g^ine elaborate refreshments were served and
the latter part of the evening spent in im
promptu games and conversation.
Mrs. Edwin T. Coman entertained a party
of lady friends at a delightful luncheon Wed
nesday afternoon. »
In the Seven Devils.
E. M. Warner, manager of the Silver
Plate Mining ft Milling Company, re
turned Saturday from the Seven Devils
country, where he visited the property.
A number of Coifax and Whitman coun
ty people are interested heavily in this
mine, and they are highly encouraged
with the outlook. The ledge has in
crenped in width from four feet near the
surface to 10 ftet at a depth of GG feet.
Ihe values are bromide of silver and
or? n P a eP^ yriteß- Theeo'd value haein
?oTu^°? n a trace at the crass 'ootß
to *<^o a ton_atadepth of GO feet.
Jrow iff* aU nght- Try them «»d
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 23, 1900.
MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN
quarterly School Apportionment is
Neary Twenty Thousand.
Amount Given to Each of the 151
School Districts of Whit
man County.
School Supedintendent Robertß has
completed the quarterly school appor
tionment. The total is $19,784.25 to
the 151 organized school districts of the
county. Of this $15,159.30 is from the
state and $4,624.95 from the county.
District 124 has lost its organization
and receives no money. Following is
the apportionment to the various dis
tricts:
Diat. Am't. Ditit. Ami
1 .slt»62 15 77 $ 62 85
2 52 20 78 52 20
'•'< 52 20 79 102 55
4 52 20 80 52 20
6 83 85 81 52 20
«. 656 10 82 784 *)0
7 137 70 83 52 20
8 52 20 84 52 20
9 1347 50 85 52 20
10 99 70 86 52 20
11 52 20 87 212 95
12 8130 88 52 20
13 288 25 89 52 20
14 52 20 90 75 35
15 101 55 91 52 20
16 65 05 92 52 20
17 224 05 93.. . 52 20
18 ... 75 55 94 69 CD
19 54 85 95 ' 52 20
20 89 80 90 ... ' 52 20
21 ... 115 75 97... 52 20
22 55 85 98 55 90
23 52 20 99 344 65
24 577 55 100 89 50
25 ... 75 40 101 52 20
20 52 20 102. .. 52 20
27 52 20 103 52 20
28 72 55 104 52 20
29 52 20 105 531 60
30 52 20 106 58 70
31 52 20 107 52 20
32 86 60 108 52 20
33 52 20 109 52 20
34 52 20 110 52 20
35 121 65 111 52 20
M 967 00 112 71 30
37 52 20 113 207 35
38 52 20 114 107 55
39 52 30 115 52 20
40 84 85 116 52 20
41 52 20 117 274 85
4 52 20 118 143 20
43 52 20 119 52 20
44 52 45 120 52 20
45 . 110 80 121 52 20
46. 52 20 122 52 20
47 260 15 123 52 20
48 52 20 124
49 52 20 125 84 55
o0 118 95 126 53 70
51 138 05 127 52 20
•r)2. 52 20 128 52 20
53 52 20 129 52 20
54 52 20 130 .. 124 25
55. 69 40 131 52 20
•r>*3 97 35 VA2 50 20
57 70 90 133 52 20
58 58 60 134 52 20
59 135160 135 52 20
GO 55 65 136 52 20
61 . 270 55 137 52 20
62 52 20 138 52 20
03. 52 20 139 52 20
64 52 20 140 52 20
65 52 20 141 m 20
60 52 20 142 52 20
67 52 20 143 52 20
68 52 20 144 52 20
69 1078 05 145 52 20
70 . 52 20 140 52 20
71 "... 56 10 147 52 20
72 52 20 148 T2 20
73 52 20 149 52 20
74 144 95 150 52 20
75 52 20 151 52 20
76 52 20 152 52 20
Wedded on Monday.
At the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reiser, in this city,
Monday, February 19, Miss Lulu M.
Reiser was wedded to GranvilleT. Clark.
Rev. Miss Flora Wilcox of the Christian
church officiated. Only a few friends
and relatives of tbe bride and groom
were present. Immediately after the
wedding dinner the happy" couple left
for Wardner, Idaho, which will be their
home. Both are well known young peo
ple of Colfax, where each has lived since
childhood, and the best wishes of many
friends follow them.
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
The Rt. Rev. Lemuel H. Wells, D. D.
of Spokane will hold service next Sun
day, February 25. He will preach both
morning and evening, at 11 a. m. cele
brating holy communion and at 7:30 p.
m. confirming a large confirmation class.
The bishop will be glad to meet any and
all interested in the Good Samaritan
church.
The Saturday dinner given by the
ladies of the Christian church was a
pleasing success financially, netting $65.
The subject for the Christian Science
lesson sermon for February 25 is "Man."
Golden text, Be renewed in the spirit of
your mind, and put on the new man,
which after God hath been created in
righteousness and holinees of truth —
Ephesians 4:23 24 (R. V.).
Lindquist thinks good work need not
go begging and will risk his machine on
your face and show you proofs without
charging you a cent down until you get
something to suit you. And if he can't
suit you, he feels satisfied to call it
square. We think this a fair proposi
tion. Don't you? o
Anker's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold
on a positive guarantee. Cures heart
burn, raising of the food, distress after
eating or any form of dyspepsia. One
little tablet gives immediate lelief. 25
cts. and 50 cts. The Elk Drug Store.
Coyote Pelts Wanted.
Fifty to 75 cents each for coyote pelts
delivered at I. B. Harris' meat market,
Colfax. Owner can keep scalp. Ed.
Kennel.
Fifteen or twenty head of high g-ade
Percheron horses, suitable for heavy
work Call on or address James Wood
ley, Colfax
20,000 cedar fence posts. Car load
lots a specialty. Joseph Fisher, St.
Maries, Idaho*
Money to loan on city property at 7
per cent, repayable in easy monthly in
stallments. J. A. Perkins & Co o
Household goods for sale by H. E.
Braillard at tbe old Chas. B. Newman
resk'trce, west Colfax.
Miss Maud Anderson, eye specialist.at
the jewelry store of T. Lommasson.
Eyes tested free o
Stone's Cough Not will stop that
cough. 25 and 50c at The Elk Drug
Store*
Proofs Free.
For Sale.
For Sale.
PERSONAL MENTION.
A. C. Warner left Monday for Spokane,
where he will engage with his brother,
E. C. Warner, in the real estate and in- j
surance business.
Percy Chapman of the First National
Bank of Pullman spent Sunday with
Colfax relatives and friends.
6: J. Abrams of Colfax has gone to
Pullman, where he will pursue his studies
at the Agricultural college.
W. 8. Badley went to Seattle Friday
with the expectation of entering business
there.
Fred Doolittle left Sunday for Wallace,
Idaho, to resume his position with a
Northern Pacific surveying party.
Prosecuting Attorney Wm. A. Inman
went to Spokane Wednesday.
B. Binnard returned Saturday from
Sumpter, Oregon.
Mrs. Wm. Hoare of Tekoa visted this
week with Mrs. A. J. Davis at Colfax.
R. G. Elder, editor and publisher of
the Garfield Enterprise, was in the city
Friday.
R. H. Hutchinson of Oakesdale was a
Friday visitor at the county seat.
George E. Holbrook of Garfield was a
Colfax visitor Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Wolfard of Spo
kane have gone to California on a
month's visit.
LOCAL BREVITIES.
The date for the republican state con
vention, advertised to be held at Elleus
burg April 4, has been changed to April
5, for the reason that the former date
conflicts with the Tacoma city election.
The area of Whitman county has been
accurateiy determined by Surveyor E.
C. Murray, who finds it to be 2118
square miles. Compared with this in the
state of Delaware 2050 square miles.and
Rhode Island 1250 square miles.
George W. Grannis of Salem, Or., will
be in Colfax next MonJay and will de
liver a free lecture on fraternal insurance.
Ed. Tarnutzer has sold his interest in
the O. K. barber shop to his former
partner. Wm. Dumdi, and expects to go
to Seattle.
Sheriff Denny of Stevens county took
John Weston, acquitted here last week
of burglary, to Cokille Tuesday. He is
wanted there for horse stealing.
The $5000 damage suit of John Dod
son against Sheriff Canutt, for alleged
falne imprisonment, has been dismissed
by Dodson's attorney, If. O. Reed. Dod
son left the country immediately after
his release as a witness by court order.
"I think I would go crazy with pain
were it not for Chamberlain's Pain
Halm," writes Mr. W. H. Stapleton,
Hernjine, Pa. "I have been afflicted with
rheumatism for several years and have
tried remedies withour number, but Pain
Balm is the best medicine I have got
hold of." One application relieves the
pain. For sale by all druggists.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bbomo Quinine Ta»-
LETB. All druggists refund the money if
it fails to cure. E. W. Gbove's signa
ture is on each box. 25c* #
Don't forget the old-time singing school
at the Opera House, March 2. Reserved
seats on sale at Hamilton's drug store,
Thursday,
Gunther's fine chocolates and bon
bons, at The Elk Drug Store.
No. 3076.
KKPORT OF THE CONDIIION OF THE
First National Bank of Colfax,
At Colfax, in the State of Washington, at the
close of business, February 13th, 1900.
BE SOURCES.
Loans and discounts $181,123 68
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured... 34 25
U. S. bonds to secure circulation . .. 25,000 00
Premiums on U. S. bonds 2.217 c.i)
Stocks, securities, etc 2 2;!") 24
Banking house,furniture, and fixtures 10,533 75
< )ther real estate and mortgages owned 3,988 '24
Due f'mNafl Banks (not Reserve Agts) 2,091 <:5
Due from state banks and bankers ... 950 21
Due from approved reserve agents 12,422 26
Checks and other cash items 4,952 75
Notes of other National Banks 800 00
Fract'l paper currency,nickels,and cts 109 20
Lawful money reserve in bank, viz:
Specie. ?15,8tiC 60
Legal-tender notes 190 00 10,056 60
Redemption fund with U. S. Treas'r
(5 per cent of circulation) 1,125 00
Total $26:3,640 74
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in $ (10,000 00
Surplus fund 7,200 CO
Undivid'd profits,less exp and taxes pd 4,027 16
National Bank notes outstanding 22,500 00
Due to other National Banks 28,445 27
Due to state banks and bankers 541 63
Dividends unpaid • 3,00 00
Individual deposits subject to check.. 118,:!07 65
Demand certificates of deposit 19,619 0:;
Total ¥263.640 71
State of Washington, county of Whitman—ss.
1, Edwin T.Coman, cashier of the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. EDWIN T. COMAN, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd
day of February, 1900.
[SEAL] W. H. WINFREE,
Notary Public for Washington, residing at Col
fax, Washington.
Correct—Attest. (Signed) Levi Ankeny, Julius
Lippitt, L. A. Lewis, Directors.
No. 3119.
KKPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Second National Bank of Collax
AtColfax in the State of Washington,at theclose
of business, February 13th, 1900.
RESOURCES.
Loans and discounts ?4:J5,187 79
Overdrafts secured and unsecured 3,286 70
U S bonds to secure circulation 15,000 00
Premiums on I* S bonds 400 00
Stocks, securities, etc 15,086 21
Banking-house, furniture and fixtures 11,087 83
Other real estate and mortgages owned 40,961 38
Duef'm Nat'l B'nks (not Reserve Ag'ts) 137 02
Due from state banks and bankers.... 11,579 14
Due from approved reserve agents 46,546 01
Checks and other cash items 1,166 52
Notes of other national banV s ISO 00
Fract'l paper c'rency, nicke's auci cts. 309 90
Lawful money reserve in Im k, viz:
Specie '58,870 80 58,870 80
Redemption fund with U. S. 'I reasurer
(5 per cent of circulation) 675 00
Total 1610,477 36
Capital stock paid in $ t>o.ooo 00
Surplus fund 30,000 00
I'ndivid'd p'fits, less exp and taxes pd 9,403 42
National bank notes outstanding JS/iOO 00
Due to other national banks 69,014 97
Due to state banks and bankers 3,222 85
Dividends unpaid 110 00
Individual deposits subject to check . 329,627 59
Demand certificates of deposit 22,987 75
Time certificates of deposit. 102,329 48
Certified checks 15 00
Cashier's checks outstanding 66 30
Total 1040,477 36
State of Washington, county of Whitman—ss.
I.Chas. E. Scriber, cashier of the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowedge and be
lief. CHAS. E. SCRIBER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21st
day of February, 1900.
[seal] James S. Adams,
Notary Public for Washington, residing at
Colfax, Washington.
Correct—Attest: A. F. McClaine, Alfred Cool
idge, Greenville Holbrook, Directors.
CO LI-AX M IKKKTS.
DIALIB9 I'AV.
Grain—Wheat, Club, per bu, sacked, 38c;
blujstem, 40c. Oats, per cwt, 85c Barley,
per cwt, 57ic.
Hat—Timothy, baled, per ton, $10; loose,
$8; grain, baled, S9; loose, $7.
Fbitts- Apples, per lb, 2j; dried fruits,
per lb, 4c@lsc.
Bvttkr Creamery, cash, per lb, 27c: ranch,
cash, 17$ c(« 20c. Cheese, per lb, 14c.
Vegetables. — Potatoes, per cwt, 40c;
Onions, per cwt., 65c. Cabbage, per cwt , 75c.
Beans, per lb , 4c.
Poultry—Chickens, live, per lb., 7c. Tur
keys, live, per lb., 9c.
EGOS, —Per dozen, cash, 15c.
RETAIL PRICKS.
Groceries.— Granulated su^ar, per 100 lb.
sack, $6.25.
Bitter.—Creamery, 30c; ranch, 18c(<''-'"c.
Cheese, per lb. 20c.
Ec.iis.—Per dozen, 20c.
Mkats.—Beef, freah, per lb., 7c("<lsc; pork,
fresh, 10c(rtl2Jc; mutton, fresh, r.'^cCa 15c.
Bacon, breakfast, 14c; salt, 10c; hanm, 15c;
shoulders, lie. Lard, :$ lb. bucket, 40c; 5 lb.
bucket, tiOc; 10 ib. bucket, $1.1">.
Mill Fkek. — Bran, per ton, $9; shorts, per
ton, $11. Chopped barley, per ton, $20.
Chicken feed, per cwt., $1.
Flocr.—Wholesale, per bbl., $2.00; retail,
per 50 lb sack. 75c;
My Kodak Friends
I want a collection of the b<»r kodak
pictures you have and will tack th« m up
in my office with your name on without
a cent of expense to you if you bring in
the negatives or films so I can select
them. You will be able to compare work
and by so doing improve by my free in
struction, and if you wish to sell or buy
prints, I will finish prints for you for
25c, giving 15c to the owner of the
negatives, and 10c for my trouble. Now
don't hesitate. It will be no expense to
you and no work will be finished with
out your consent. Bring them in now
while lam not busy. Ldidquibt, Lead
ing Artist.
Call for Committee Meeting.
To the members of the republican
county central committee, of Whitman
county, state of Washington: You are
hereby notified that there will be a
meeting of the committee, ar Colfax,
Washington, on Saturday, February
24, 1900, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m.,
for the purpose of fixing a time for hold
ing the primaries and county conven
tion to elect delegate* to the republican
state convention, to be held at Ellens
burg, \Vanh., April 4, 1900, to elect del
egates to the republican national con
vention, to be held at Philadelphia,
June 19. J. N. Pickrell, Chairman.
Colfax, Washington. Feb. (>, 1900.
Unclaimed Letters.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in thoColfax postoffiee. Feb. 28,1900:
Chryst, Ira M J Kinney, Herman
Dachlter, Win C Penny, Cyrus
Danley, Mrs Philo Rithert, J
Graham, Geo Smith, R P
McFntere. Mrs H R
One cent postage will bo collected.
Jambs Ewaht, P. M.
Best Fuel coal
Full Measure WOOD
Quick Delivery....
Are points that secure and hold
patrons of the
MTf< \ COAL AND
ifllvA WOOD YARD
F. W. BRICKNER, Propr.
Office at O. K. Barn. Phone, Main 28.
Try "The Bee Hive"
The Cheapest store in
Coifax for
Notions of all kinds.
S4T Eggs Wanted. . \ Main Street.
Have your Spectacles fitted by
J. W. Sever, Optician
Graduate of the Chicago Opthalmic College. All
errors of refraction fully corrected by properly
urouiid glasses. Eyes tested free. At Severs
Jewelry Store. Main Street, Coifax.
ALLEN BROS.
Dealers in
General Merchandise
DUSTY, WASH.
Highest market pi ice paid for country pro
duce of all kinds.
Buy Your Groceries
....0F....
-A.. E. Fonts,
WILCOX, WASH.
All jjoods first class. Highest prices paid
for farm produce.
BAEEOLL & MOHNEY
1 ' •. <£--! lyy" General Hardware
ancl Cr°ckery.
n 0! PLANE and SQUARE
always obtains at Barroll & Mohney'e,
"^"yj^ JjF"/ T^^Sdr^S^^ where you can always buy tbe best qual
tv Ur^FW-UJ^^lr^- ity and best makes of carpenters' tools
m- \*4l f^W^lP^n r- and builders'hardware at lower prices
mfflMLmmMll fe& [or fine quality than at any other place
fl Wll iltfVtt i r^f^ in Colfax Ollr «oods are all on the
I' J A'ilV *h*l/w//. ■f////L- _ro4—' pqunre and they last longer aud give
cc*PVß,fc»-r 'r w^*t> — better service than any others made
Fine Commercial Pmitiner
Executed l>j-
BRAMWELL BROS.
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Legal Blank Publishers. COLFAX
n Pi 1 " Agent for the Well known Rambler bicycle with G & J
I tPA I ATTI A 1111 G 3ft, A, l"°, B£ ns ' ,ammu?hion, sewing machines? and
PUBLIC SALE
AT
RIVERSIDE STATION
Between Colfax and Pullman,
ON
Wednesday, March 21
Commencing at 10 o'clock a. m.
The following property:
8 head Work Horaea, 4 Steel Harrow?,
2 Work Mnlee, 8 Gan« Plow*,
Cows and Calves, 2 Walking Plow*,
10 Sets DLI Harness, 1 Bob Sled,
;{ Wagons, 1 Disc Harrow,
4 Header Boxes, 1 Breaking Plow,
2 Seeders, Harvester King Binder
1 Mowing Machine, 1 Cider Mill, ■
1 Hay Rake, 1 Chop Mill,
1 Land Roller, 1 14-foot Header,
3 Bblß Cider Vinegar, and other articles too
numerous to mention, usually found on a well
appointed ranch.
TERMS OF SALE—Amounts of «10 or
under, cash; amounts over §10, credit will be
given until November 1, I'WO, WITHOUT
INTEREST, on approved note: or f> per cent
discount for rash.
A. STONEBERCER.
O. SLATE & CO.
(Succes.xcrc to Sid Lyle)
Carry a full line of
Cigars and Tobacco
Confectionery
and Fruits.
Temperance Drinks in Season
A RESORT FOR GENTLEMEN.
CIVK US A <'AI,L.
Confectionery, Nuts
Stationery, Books
Postoffice Store
Cigars, Tobacco
Pipes, Notions, Toys
BY VIRTUE OP CHOICE GOODS,
±J low prices and fair deallLg, we have
earned the title of
Purveyors to the
People of Colfax,
which we will hold and defend l>.v the
same prompt and intelligent attention
to the wautH of our patrons.
Bennett & Turbet,
Family Grocers.
Washington Market
I. B. HARRIS, Propr.
Fresh and Cored Meats.
Fish and Game in season.
There ia no doubt about the quality of the
meats sold from the blocks of this market —
it is the BEST.
The highest market price paid for cattle
and hides.
South Main Street, Colfax.
OLIVER HALL
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Palouse Country.
See him before buying.
FRED H. BROWN Buys
Cattle and Hogs.
Pays highest market price.
Office with Chas. DeFrance. Colfax, Wash.
COLFAX
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILT.GARD & CO. I'roprietorß.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
Call and see Humpies, Wall street

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