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FOUND NATURAL GAS
Bubbles Up Through the Waters
Around Pine City.
Extensive Prospect* Demonstrate
Thai li is There, Both in
oiianiii) and Vitality.
There is great excitement in the Pine
City country over the recent discovery
of a natural gas belt several miles in
length. Prospecting has been going on
for some time, and the work don*' in this
line now furnishes convincing evidence
that the ureat commodity which has
done so much for the coal bearing re
gions beyond the Mississippi underlies
the soil of the northern, if not other
portions of the Paloase country. The
innumerable tests made by Same prove
the gas to be of fine quality. A quart
bottle of if gives a clear and Stead}
flame about the size of the ordinary ira*>
jet and burns for about live minutes.
Not Far From Colfax.
The gas field lies in a direct line !'.">
miles northwest of Colfax, and about •"!'>
miles by wagon road. As so far known
and prospected, if extends from the
"Hole in the Ground,"at the head of
Kock lake up Pine and Thorn creeks to
four miles east of Pine City and within
five miles of Rosalia. The known belt is
nine miles in length. Prospecting has
so far been done only along the creeks
and in the water pools. The method
used is to thrust an iron rod down in
tbe beds of the pools until gravel is
reached. When it is withdrawn gus bub
bles to the surface. An inverted fuunel,
almost completely closed at the upper
end, is placed over the spot and a bottle
filled with water is turned over the fun
nel end. As the gas flows into the bot
tle the water is forced out, and when
filled with gas and emptied of water, the
bottle is hermetically sealed. It can
then be carried about and I urned at
Will Bore a Well
Messrs. Holds A Dabney of Spokane
have secured working leases on all but
one or two tracts covering the Held.
They have prospected thoroughly in the
superficial way and now expect to begin
sinking an experimental well within six
The best prospect is on the farm ot
W. Moreland, three miles east of Pine
City. He has resided there 14 years and
has known of the existence of the gas
for several years, but until recently has
been unabie to interest anyone in it. Iv
a pool in his yard the surface of the
water twinkles constantly, as if gentle
raindrops were falling upon it.
li. E. Tant and 11.11. Wheeler of Col
fax visited the gas field Saturday. They
report the country alive with prospect
ors and great excitement. The> brought
home with them three quart bottles of
the gas. From these tests were made
Tuesday night at the court house. Each
burned brilliantly for fully five minutes.
It is generally believed that coal or
oil, or possibly both, underlie the region,
and that it is far more extensive than so
A scientific test is to be made today
by experts from the Agricultural college.
If the field proves what it is now be
lieved to be. it means a great future for
the Pine City country and will lead to
exploration and possible discovery over
a much wider scope of country.
FIELD OF NAKURAL (JAS.
Important Discovery Near Fine
City, This County
Recent investigations and discoveries
of what is thought to be natural gas in
a belt near Pme City has led to consider
able excitement among tbe people there
and at Rosalia. The Rosalia Citizen has
this to say regarding the discovery:
The past week has added new pros
pects to the gas belt which is in
creasing iv ar<-a. Reports come in
daily of new prospects and it is now
considered certain that a vast body of
gas, the source of which is attributed to
coal oil or coal or perhaps both, has ac
cumulated beneath the hills in ttiis
vicinity. Reports have been received
from the north and south sides of good
prospects. The western prospects are
excellent. Prospectors and speculators
from Spokane and other points are ar
riving daily and in almost every case
they report their investigations highly
satisfactory and speak in favor of the
development of the prospects.
During our drive through the district
last Sunday we were much impressed
with the favorable showings and reports,
The Moreland place, about six miles
south of here, has excellent prospects
At Pine City, A. ,1. Smith, who is deep
ly interested in the development of the
district, stated that from observations
and experiment he was inclined to be
lieve that the belt stretched across the
country from the northwest to the
noutheast. It will be noted that the
prospects confirm Hr. Smith's statement.
By consulting the state map it will be
noticed that the Roslyn coal field lies in
a slightly southwesterly direction from
the supposed gas belt, i*t is quite proh
able that the coal and gas prospects
found in this vicinity are remotely con
nected with those fields.
Numerous experiments have taken
place during the past week and in all
eaeee have produced most satisfactory
results. At the L. A. Brock way stables
ast night, two quart bottles of gas col
lected by L. A. Brockway and .lay Ware
on the Moreland place, were burnt It
took five minutes f ur the couteuts of a
quart bottle to burn out. The flame
was ot a bluish color and about the
height of the usual gas jet fianie.
aint n", i? l?f h,UP^ deD! and «nancial I
agent ot the Cold Creek Mining ,v Milling
Company, in which a number of Colfa?
men are heavily interested, wasdS
charged from custody in a hearhL be
Bought Farm amT^ity i Jandß
<... A. rekh, a nephew of 1). </ p c , ,
recently arrived from Minnesota to
make his home in the Palouse eoontrv
18 investing heavily iv real estate \
few days ago he purchased the fi ve 34.1
acre farm of Uen. Larue, on the 'hill
north of Lolfax, paying £U>.2ai 7j *-$o
an acre. In additiou, Mr. Fetch has'nur
chaaed from his uncle, D. C Felch lota
7, 8 and 9, block 40, on Main street,
Colfax, F« »r a consideration of $1,000.
Mr Fetch is well pleased with the coun
try and ith prospects, an i 8 shown by his !
heavy investments. Mr. Larue also sold i
to Ramsey Jfc Bixler, wbo will start a j
new dairy, 17 bead of dairy cattle, three
of which were calve*, for the handsome
sum of $750. Mr. Larue ban purchased
tbe Turner residence property iv South
Colfax and trill remove to town, where,
he is actively employed with the real
estate tirm of Eacho, Larue & Co.,
through whom the real estate deals were
Former Colfax Boy Hurt.
.lumen Doolitrle, son of Former Con
gre-Hinan W, H. Doolittle, met with a
bad accident at Tacoma Saturday moin
ing. He was unloading coal earn at tbe
Northern Pacific bunkers, when be fell
through tbe trip in tbe bottom of a
car info the coal chute, a distance of 40
feet . He wot* picked up unconscious.
His right side is badly crushed, but the
surgeons Bay he will recover.
DEAD FROM TYPHOID FEVEK.
Estimable l-a«ly Has Passed to the
After a Hevere and painful illness of
two weeks, from typhoid fever, with
complications, Mix. Agnes Agatha Ma
guire, died at the family residence in this
city Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
aged 2-"5 yearn, 7 months and 5 days.
She was the wife of P. C. Maguire, agent
at Colfax for the () It &N.Co , and
leaves besides her husband a baby boy
of two and one-half years. She had
the patient and unremitting care of
physicians and friends, bur for Dearly a
week before her death dissolution was
expected at any hour. A hard fight was
made against the grim destroyer and
consciousness remained with her almost
to the last hour.
Mrs. Maguire waH formerly Mi*s Agnes
Kelleher All of her immediate family
are here except a winter, Mrs. George
Wiegand of Dubuque, lowa, and a
brother, Thos. Kelleher, who in serving
in the Philippines with the Thirty-fifth
regiment of volunteer infantry.
The death is one sincerely mourned by
a large circle of friends, and the sympa
thy of the entire community noes out
to the bereaved husband and child.
Funeral services will be weld this Fri
day morning from St. Patrick's Catholic
church, Rev. Father Verhagen officiat
ing. Friends of the family are invited.
Julius Lippitt, mayor-elect, left Satur
day night for a business trip to Port
land and Oregon City.
E 0. Warner of Spokane epeni several
days of the week in the city on business
Mr. and Mrs. George 11. Lennox re
turned Saturday from their bridal tour.
They visited the chief citieson the Sound
and Victoria, B. C.
C. H. Woodin visited Spokane Mon
J. L. Irwin was a Spokane visitor
Maurice Boyer, long connected with
A. Kuhn's establishment, left Thursday
afternoon for Butte, Mont , where be
will probably remain.
Mrs. E. C. Drews has been spending a
few days with Dayton relatives and
11. (!. Taylor and 1). S. Stewart were
in tbe city from Parmington Saturday.
Oliver Hall returned Friday from a
visit of severnl weeks iv the Peud
d'< >reille country.
S. A. Mitchell weut to Spokane Wednes
day on a business trip.
Mrs. Etta Kellogg and daughter of
Oregon City are in town and will spend
the holidays with Mrs. Kellggg'sparents,
Mr and Mrs. C.C. Cram.
Mrtj. W. EL ilnrvey of Pullman was
the truest of Mrs. R. L. McCroskey a
couple of days during the week.
W. .1. Bryant will spend the holidays
with relatives at Tacoma, leaving Mon
Julian and George Howard will leave
Sunday over the 0. R. & N. for Wood
stock, Ohio, to eat Christmas dinner and
spend the holidays with the old folks at
home, where they have not been to
gether for 2! years.
I'rof. English has removed his school
to the bowling alley building on Main
The Woman's Exchange of the Con
gregational church cleared $110 through
the sale of articles held Friday at the
Bauk or Colfax.
Mrs. C. J. Davis of near Steptoe is re
ported dangerously ill, with slight pros
pects of reco\ cry.
L. Cain, a carpenter, fell from the roof
of the Swedenborg church at Pine City a
few days ago and broke his ritrjit leg. '
He was taken-to a Spokane hospital for ':
Bosweli the four-year-old son of Mr. \
nud Mrs J. \\ . Sever, died Saturday at ■,
the family home, after an illness of sev
eral days from pneumonia and complica
Frank Alexander, sentenced by Judge ;
McDonald in L 897 to ten years in the
penitentiary for the theft of somespoons
and other silverware from the home of !
Rev. H. IV .lames at Colfax, has been |
pardoned by (iovernor Rogers.
The W. C T. I', will meet in the lecture !
room of the H;tptist church Tuesday
afternoon, December IS at '2:' M). All
friend* are cordially invited and the
members are especially requested to be
Sale of Fancy Articles
The Daughters of the Temple, Church
| of the Good Samaritan, will hold a sale
of fancy articles, dolls, aprons, candies,
cikes and other good things to eat, at
I the home of Mrs. H. W. Can field, Satur-
I day afternoon, December 15/1900, be- !
! ginning about 2p. m. Articles all made
by the children.
We have overbought on ladies' and
| gents' pocket books. We can show you
just what yon want at a big reduction
from regular prices. The Elk Drug
lou should inspect our line of ladies'
and men's pocket books. We have them
marked lower than anyone. The Elk
A fine line of Uunther's Xmas candies
suitable for Xmns gifts, at The Elk Drue
Holiday presents, most useful and
valuable, City Jewelry Store,M. A. Rose,
pickw'Lrt* 8 mi? ee meat. eider, bulk
pinkies and Bauer kraut. i
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 14, 1900
GRAIN SACK TARIFF
Asitation On the Pacific Coast
For Its Abolishment.
Farmers of This Kegion Fay Near
ly Kvery Dollar of the Duties
lievied On the Imports.
Farmers and others in the Pacific
coast statetj are beginning an agitation
| looking to the replacing of grain bags
ion the free lint. They want the tariff
I abolished, and there are many good
j reasons why it should be.
When the sections of the Dingley tariff
bill referring to jute fabrics, burlaps,
bags and bagging was under discussion
in congress in June, IM<)7, the senate, by
a vote of .'iU to 12D, declared for placing
i these articles of Pacific coast consump
j tion upon the free list; but the house of
representatives did not concur, and the
result whs the levy of a dury of sever.
| eights of one cent a pound and an ad
valorem duty of 15 per cent. The im
ported bag, weighing three quarters of a
pound, it* thus taxed with a duty ol
about one and one -quarter cents each.
The Pacific coast states are the only
| oues using these bags for Hacking trrain.
Few are used for any purpose outside of
these states. The official export records
from Calcutta show this. For the past
two year* and eight months Calcutta
sent to the Pacific coast ports 72,961,
--000 bags; to New York and New Orleans
bur 3,106,300 baers. This duty, then,
falls but 4 per cent upon all other states
and '.)<; per cent upon the Pacific coast
states—and it costs our farmers about
$500,000 unnually. This is in direct
opposition to the gist and principles of
the Dingley tariff bill, of which President
McKinley said March 4, 1897, "That it
shall be signally beneficial and helpful to
every section and every enterprise of
No Mills Started.
When the matter was under considera
tion, strong arguments were made be
fore the committees of congress that an
adequate duty levied would result in
opening and founding mills for bag
manufacture,giving employment to large
numbers, thus becoming a benefit. But
every expectation and representation
then made at Washington has failed
completely. On "the Pacific coast are
but two manufactories of jute bags—the
California and Washington state pris
ons. They give no beuefit to labor.
Their combined output does not reach
5,000,000 bags, where nearly 40,000,
--000 are needed on the coast.
In the line of the "greatest good to
the greatest number," the agitation now
opening should not be permitted to lag
until a fair basis is reached.
The Palouse country is a consumer of
several millions of bags annually, and
the people of this region should join the
active list in bringing about a change of
a law which was only secured through
misrepresentations of one or two Cali
fornia mill owners, whose promises have
been in nowise fulfilled.
Heavy Term of Court.
What will probably be the last term
of superior court over which Judge Mc-
Donald will ever preside opened Monday.
That is, the jury appeared, but the mem
bers were forced to idle about town two
days waiting to be called into the box.
Wednesday.!. W. Dwyer, the Oakesdale
rentaurant man, accused of receiving
stolen chickens, was acquitted upon mo
tion of M. O. Reed, seconded by Judge
McDonald, without the jury leaving the
box Clarence Smith, one of the boys
who stole the chickens, was ordered to
the reform school, His companion, Les
lie Battdorf, serviug 20 days in jail, had
his penalty remitted by Justice Doneeu
and was released. H. Hauger pleaded
guilty to selling liquor to a young boy
and was made nappy by a fine of $25,
with costs of about as much more remit
ted. Hauger paid the fine. Then the
jury was excused until Monday.
Odd Fellows Election.
The annual election of officers of Col
fax Lodge No. 14, I. 0. 0. F., was held
I'riday night, resulting in the choice of
the following: C. F. Stuart, X. (J ;J. E.
| Canutt, V. (I.; Kd. Yon Soehnen, K. S.;
Harry Wheelhouse, treasurer; Dr. W. A.
Mitchell, trustee for three years. The
installation ceremonies will be held on
the Brst Friday in January.
liiiontown, December 4, Mrs. Cather
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Remember this announcement. Geo. H.
i Newman, Solicitor, Colfax, Wash o
J. W. Poteet, proprietor of the Colfax
Candy Factory, has learned the secret of
your "sweet tooth" and is prepared to
cater to it with the finest and largest
stock of pure sweetmeats ever offered to
the people of Colfax and Whitman
county. Mail orders will receive prompt
and careful attention o
MOKI TEA POSITIVELY CUKES
sick headache, indigestion and constipa
tion. A delightful herb drink. Removes
, all eruptions of the skin, producing a
perfect complexion, or money refunded.
25 cts. and 50 cts. The Elk Drugstore.
Book containing 5000 names, occupa
tions, addresses of personal property
taxpayers of Whitman county. Invalu
able to business men. Address F A
Shaw, Colfax, Wasb o
After you have looked all lines of holi
day presents over, go to The Elk Drug
Store and you will find just what you
Splendid holiday stock, which includes
something for every person, something
for every purse. City Jewelry Store, M.
A. Roee o «
If you want Insurance, or a collection
promptly made, call on Eacho, Larue &
Co., the real estate hustlers*
Mrs. M. M. Donnelly, manager for the
Viavi remedies. Will mail a Health
Book on application o
Go to Hotel Hart, Winona, for good
treatment. First class house o
Wanted—Good heavy horses. Call at
Farmers" Drug Sfore o
H. W. Gofp writes reliable Insurance.
Given Newly Wedded Couples By
the Rath bone Sisters.
CalaDthe Temple of Rathbone Sisters,
assisted by nearly one hundred invited
guests, gave the jolliest social event of
many seasons Wednesday night. It
was a honey moon receptiou to Mr. and
Mrs. George H. Lennox and Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Schmidt, whose marriages
occurred recently at Spokane, and who
are now at home. The reception was
held at Odd Fellows hall, and the large
room was well filled with a merry crowd
which entered into the spirit of the occa
Thos. Neill presided as chairman of
the eveniug and felicitated the happy
couples in an address of welcome and
congratulation. Au excellent literary
program ftdlowed, each number of
which was appropriately selected for the
occasion. Among them were: Instru
mental solo by Prof. Geo. Donovan,
"111 Marry the Man I Love;" vocal
solo, Miss Edith Wiseman, "I Love My
Love;" recitation, Miss Dora Wiseman,
"How Different Men Propose;" vocal
solo, W. J. Davenport, "Because She
Made Him Gou-Gou Eyes;" instrumental
duet, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Booth.
A royal banquet was spread in the
adjoining "Hall of Feasts," and then
followed toasts, proposed by W. J. Dav
enport, the responses to which were geu
uiue merriment makers. Mr. Lennox
was called upon to respond to "Better
Late Than Never," and Mr. Schmidt to
"It is Not Meet for Man To Live Alone."
Several bachelors of years and discre
tion added to the gaiety of the occasion
iv responses to "How it Feels to Be a
Smallpox at Elbertun.
The smallpox patients about Thorn
ton have all been discharged, from quar
antine and no new cases have appeared.
County Physician Pocock has found four
cases at Elberton, however, at the home
of Mrs. Loft us. They are an aged man
recently from Spokane who came to
visit the family and brought the disease,
Mrs. Loftus' daughter and two young
men named McDonald. None are
"It is a surprising fact," says Prof.
Houton, "that in my travels in all parts
of the world, for the last ten years, I
have met more people having used
Green's August Flower than any other
remedy, for dyspepsia, deranged liver
and stomach, and for constipation. I
find for tourists and salesmen, or for
persons tilling office positions, where
headaches and general bad feelings from
irregular habits exist, that Green's Aug
ust Flower is a grand remedy. It does
not injure the system by frequent use,
and is excellent for sour stomachs and
indigestion." Sample bottle free at Col
fax Drug Store.
Sold by dealers in all civilized coun
Get Green's Prize Almanac.
Look into your mouth and you will
find a "sweet tooth." It npeds nourish
ment and the Colfax Candy Factory can
supply what will be good for it. AH
mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts
have the tooth and expect something
for it about this time*
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Brotno Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it fails
to cure E. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. Price 25 cents.
The finest Hue of ladies' and gents'
pocket books and purses, suitable for
Xmas gifts, that we have seen and the
prices so reasonable, are at The Elk
Drug Store o
If you have lands to sell of any de
scription, list them with Eacho, Larue
it Co., who will advertise and find you
Call on H. W. (toff for fNsnRANPE.
For Useful Holiday
Goods go to
W. G. BUSSE
Nice Hue of
China Dishes, Etc.
Couie in and see the nicPHt line of
in town:::::- Main Street, Colfax
Pioneer Drug Store,
W. J. HAMILTON, Propr.
Prescription Work a Specialty.
A complete stock of
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals,
Soaps, Brushes, Perfumeries,
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Notions, Books, Stationery.
Telephone No. 37- Main Street, Colfax
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLGARD & CO. Proprietors.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
Call and sep Pamplps. Wall Street
Highest market price paid for country pro
duoe of all kinds.
AAJIOJN ]\ljHl\ O Greatest Store
Ofjnterest to^All Economical !Shonj>ers.
The store that saves you money ou anything you need in merchandise.
Owing to the warm weather we find we are overstocked in all depart
meats. We quote below a few of the Special Bargains, taken at ran
dom from hundreds that abound throughout every department. Lach
of space prevents enumerating them all, but your fondest bargain hope*
will be more than realized when you behold what'l in store for you here.
LADIES' FLANNELETTE WRAPPERS.
Ladies' Wrapper, made of fine flannelette,
full front, watteau back, with back
strap, fitted vest lining, new sleeve,
bound armholes, skirt with deep flounce,
yoke front and back: collars, enffa,
yokes and back straps trimmed with
braid, assorted colors. Kuhn'a special §1 00
Real French Kid, two clasp, all colors;
erjual to any §1 50 glove elsewhere.
Kuhn's special, per pair $1 (*0
Ladies' Shirt Wai-t of all-wool flannel,
entire front trimmed, in all colors and
sizes. Kuhn's special. $1 2*>
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Largest, most reliable and quickest mail I A postal mailed to us will secure you a line
order house in the State of Washington. | of sample*.
■ Make suitable and acceptable Holiday <jifts.
The only complete stock, including standard
works and favorites of the day, is at jKlll^' S
are always in order, either for yourself' or
friends. The finest line ever offered for the
Holiday trade in Colfax is at Killjf S
add to or detract from the beauty of pictures.
The artistic and proper framing of pictures
is a specialty at Killo' S
And these are not all. Our stock includes a thousand
and one articles suitable for Holiday gifts for old or young.
Come in before you spend all your money. You will be sur
prised what a dollar or two will buy when expended at the
l^ki f"k~%.%^ 1 C ■m\ £^ I Ilfcft 4 k
Waite Block, Main Street, Colfax.
BAKROLL & MOHNEY
HEAVY AND SHELF >V" ' '
HARDWARF A m
FOR OUT O' DOORS U > .*'«T>2
and indoors, upstairs and downstairs, '!'A ',' v f
kitchen, dining room and chamber we have "*1 I
as complete a collection of crockery, china- ' -' f j
ware and glassware as can he found in this " &*><^»*) s /
section of the country. Nothing antiquated, -■**'
everything up-to date, including the price,
which in always as low ac is consistent with " - «
meritorious articles. "" v r-*:-
M* Old Santa Clans
gJBs The Bee Imy i;
%ijm £3Sg3"--»TrtK. Where he has All Kinds of Nice
At Prices on the Bottom.
O^tJ^get^lte Place. Main Street, Colla.v, Washington.
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STORIES OF THE RED CHILDREN
By Dorothy Brooks. Illustrated. Price,
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STORIES OF COLONIAL CHILDREN
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STORIES OF OLD ROME, ETC.
FULL LINE OF 5 CENT CLASSICS
Publications of the
EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Write me for price list before you send away
I can save you money.
Newton V. Hows,
Buy Your Groceries
-A.. E. Fonts, •
All «?oodß first claiw. Highest prices paid
for farm produce.
and continuing through
out the entire month.
DON'T MISS IT.
I. B. HARRIS, Propr.
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Fish and Game in season.
There is no doubt about the quality of the
X the BEST! T thC> bl°Ck9 °f thiß market
andhhide^hßSt' l"iG* paid for cattle
South Main Street. Cs.lfax.
Is read by people whom
the advertiser desires to
reach with his announce
lam now prepared to do all kinds of
land business, homestead entrieH and
proofs, contests, etc. Have had 13 years
v psT eZm in -and cr, s- w-A- !»»S
U. ». Commissioner, Celfux, Wash.