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GAS IS EVERYWHERE
Big Discoveries Made On J. M.
Eipert Wanted to Lease, But the
Owner Kef a »ed — Fifteen Miles
The discoveries of natural Ran are
spreading over a wide range of country
in the leu weeks since it was developed
tlmt an extensive field of natural gas
exists near Pint City and along Tine
and Thorn creeks.
Gradually the proepecton have ex
ten<]f«) the area of their investigations
and have demonstrated that a large
rcope of gas country lies iv northern
Whitman county, extending beyond
Tine City to St. John and Thornton, at
J. M. H'tker, who owns two extensive
farms three miles southeast of Thornton,
returned Wednesday from a trip to the
farms. While there himself and others
prospected on both places for gas. Ex
pert Metealf, who was one of the party,
said the quality of the gas found, to
gether with other indications, wan proof
that on one of the farms nt leant the
Htrike m far ahead of anything yet
found in the country, and be had been
all over the belt.
The Hrtker discoveries are ten or
twelve miles southeast of the recent dis
eoTeriea on Pine and Thorn creeks and
lie on Cottonwood creek, about I~> miles
Mr. lletealf opened immediate nego
tiations with Mr. Baker for a lease of
his lands, but nil offers were refused.
Capitalists have leased the lands ol
Mr. Turner, three miles from St. John,
on which it is thought oil has been
BALL A GREAT SUCCESS.
New Years Hop of the Firemen
WaN Well Patronized.
The New Fears' eve ball given by Col
fax Engine Co. No. 1 was one of the
greatest successes in ball history in the
city. It whh liberally patronized by the
townspeople, who felt that hard work
(lone by the fire boys in arranging for
the dance should be appreciated. The
total receipts were $121, and $.'si) of this
wan left in the company treasury after
all expenses were settled.
The chief feature of the evening were
dancing contents by young couples under
14 years. It whs at first determined to
give first and second prizes only, in
i-anh; but iv view of the splendid crowd
which attended, it was later concluded
to offer a third prize, raining the amount
to be thuH disbursed to $10.
The first prize, !sf» in cash, for waltz
ing, was captured by Gussie I lean and
.losie Lloyd; the second, £.'(, by Cotton
Boward and Rita Hamilton, and the
third, $2, by Roy I'rivett and Nellie
CERTIFICATES TO TEACH.
Teachers Who Were Successful In
Certificates ha\e been issued to the
following Whitman county teachers as
result of the November examinations:
First grade—lrene Callison, Irene W.
Greer, Colfax; J. F. Craig, Oakesdale:
Lillian M. liosken, Palotwe.
Second grade—Stella Boozer, Rosalia;
Douglas V. Dowd, Iniontown; Amy B
Flowers, Dusty; Pearl E. Howard, Hazel
Nelson, Anna Stinson, E. EL Wilson,
Colfax; W. T. Walker, Oakesdale; .1. B.
Taggart, May; Mrs J. C. McAnnich,
Pullmau; Kuphemia McGregor, Hooper:
Bercha S. Latimer, LaCrosse; D, H.
Third grade—Viola Carper, Sprague;
Will M. Duncan, Fallon; Kthel Keck,
Colfax; Anna Mathews, Pullman.
A first grade paper was issued to Miss
Hat tie 14. White on previous examina
Mr. Klmore Itice Coming.
Of Mr. Rice's playing the Butte, Mon
tana, Daily Miner of recent date says:
"The thrilling, vibrating notes from his
violin held the audieuee spellbound aud
his perfection of technique made one
momentarily foriret that they were not
listening to one of the old masters. A
touch delicate as a breath, and notes
complete in their perfection, gives the
harmony an inarticulate, unfathomable
speech, that leads to the edge of the
infinite." Mr. Rice will be assisted by
Mrs. Lilian Baker, a Chicago pianiste of
much ability, who wit] also render three
numbers. Congregational church, Mon
day, Jan. 7th. Seats $1. at usual place.
Misses Pboebe and Carrie Binnard are
in the hospital with typhoid fever, which
has left them in such a condition that
surgical operations were necessary.
These were performed Monday, quite
successfully, by Drs. Coffey, Johnston
Stuht and Benson. Miss Birdie Binnard,
who for some weeks has been an inmate
of a Spokane hospital, has returned
Took a Prize.
Arthur Chapman, son of Dr. and Mrs
(i. A. Chapman, has won 7th prize in the
Brownie Camera Club contest out of
over 8000 contestants, his photo being
that of his sister Hnth. The prize was a
E. K. Sheldon of Sheldon ft Lacev
grocers, whs sent to the hospital late
last week, suffering from appendicitis It
was found necessary Monday to perform
the dangerous operation in cases of this
disease. However, the operation was
most successful and the patient seems in
Home From Chicago.
Mr and Mrs. R. H. Lacey returned
Tuesday from Chicago, where they were
married I>. cumber 0. They were accom
panied by Mrs. VV. ,J. Bryant. The parry
was delayed for several days in Colorado
Purchased a Restaurant.
"ft •'• V,' 811"! 1"1 ' 'ate of the Binnard
and Mrs. Dan Lewellyn, a former well
known hostess, have purchased the
What They Are I>oin X l n War
Manila, Dec. SO.—Todaj brought
many reports of captures of insurgents
ac the result of scouting throughout Lu
zon. The Americans in this work sus
tained no casualties. A detachment of
Ihe Fourth regiment captured GO in the
province of Cavite. General Whcaton
reports having captured and bnrne.l
Gremones' camp in the peninsula, u.-ar
Shu Antonio. General Fuuttton report*
that five insurgents were killed and
several captured near Gaysan. General
Smith wires that the proclamation of
the governor general has bad good re
sults in his district. Near Maraines yes
terday a dozen insurgents were killed
and eight wounded. General Grant tele
graphs that be has detachments cover
ing the lower portion of Mount Arayat
in the hope of catching Alejaudriuo. He
says that last Friday a detachment of
the Forty-first infantry raided the camp
of the insurgent leader. Near Ailajada
today Captain Meudoza, with 30 men of
Saudico's command, surrendered. De
tachments of the Eleventh cavalry killed
12 insurgents and destroyed several
camps in the Arayat district.
Dr. C. 8. Dwire, dentist, has removed
from Oakesdale to Colfax. After Janu
ary 15 he will be established in tbe
offi%B formerly occupied by Fattison &
Mod. A. J. Lloyd, formerly register of
the Wulla Walla laud office, waH in the
city from Waitsborg Friday and Satur
day, visiting with his nephew, John
Mrs. J. A Perkins is in Northport,
visiting her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Tower.
Ma idee Boyer returned Monday from
a Hbort visit at Helena, Mout., and haw
accepted a position with Julius Lippitt.
MiHses Leona Griffin, Josephine Chase
and Elaine Sutherland, who spent the
Christmas vacation with Colfax relatives,
returned to Spokane Monday.
Mrs. H. C. Blair of Spokane, spent the
holidays with her father, ('apt. Wm. A.
Miss Grace White left on the train
Monday evening for Diamond, to spend
a few dajs visiting with friends.
Mrs. John Brford and son Roy, spent
the holidays visiting Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Lyle at Ewartsville.
Misses Marie Estby and Jessie McDon
ald, students of the W. A. C, were guests
of Miss Josephine Hoeppner New Years
A. J. Privett and family left Wednes
day for the Grand Forks, B. C, mining
M. (). Reed returned Thursday from a
trip to Cuprum, Idaho.
Joe Codd, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Codd and Frank Vollendorf are
home on a visit while attending Gonzaga
Mrs. Harry Mobley, who has been
visiting her father, C. Colvin, for several
weeks, left Thursday for Seattle to join
her husband. They will leave soon for
C. E. Mayuard was in the city from
F.M.Taylor was kicked by a hoi He
Saturday and badly hurt. He was
struck on the right hip, a gash being
cut which jook ten stitches to close.
A meeting of the Whitman County
Republican Central Committee has been
called by Chairman Davenport, to be
held Tuesday, January 8, at 2 p. m.
The meeting will be held in the office of
J. N. Pickrell.
Wintry -veather haß appeared since
the days began to lengthen, with light
snowfulk and temperature low enough
to cover the river with ice where the cur
rent is slow.
Colfax college reopened Wednesday,
after the holiday vacation, with ten new
students on the rolls. Everything bids
fair for a prosperous year with the in
Johnston A Johnston opened their
new meat market at Pullman New Years
day aud report a good trade.
THE SOCIAL. SIDE.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Yelle entertained a
small party of friends New Years' eve,
who watched the old century die and the
new one boru. (James, music and fried
oysters rather helped the old year into
the grave. The party was given iv
honor of Miss Mary Lusher, who was in
the city from Waruner, Idaho, visiting
friends and relatives. Those present
were Miss Lusher. Mr. and Mrs. James
Cairns, Mr. aud Mrs. E. R. Barroll, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Moore and Win. Good
year. Miss Lusher returned Wednesday
< >ue of the joyous events of the season,
a •'Christmas Tea" was given by Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. Amos at their well
appointed suburban home, "Braemar."
The party was in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. White, who were were spending a
few days with Mr. and Mrs. Auioh. The
evening was pleasautly spent iv social
conversation, dancing, games and inuhic.
Refreshments were bounteously served.
The Mother's Favorite.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is tLe
mother's favorite. It is pleasant aud
safe for children to take aud always
cures. It is intended especially for
coughs, colds, croup and whoopiug
cough, and i H the best medicine made for
these diseases. There in not the least
danner in giving it to children for it
contains no opium or other injurious
drug and may be given as confidently to
a babe as to an adult. For sale b\: all
•»nH il^n terv 1 °PT VV^sday, Jan.
-nd, lUOI. New classes to be formed,
offering special advantages to teachers
preparing for spring examinations and
young people expecting to enter college
or university this fall. For full informt
tion call upon or address, President F
Stops the Coujfh
and Works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets cure
a cold in one day. No cure.no pay.
Price 2o cents, F -
Wauted-Young girl to assist iv house
work and care of children. Apply to or
address Mrs. Ivan Chase, Colfax
If you want Insurance, or a collection
promptly made, call on Eacho, Larue &
to., the real estate hustlers*.
If you want to buy a stock ranch,
fruit farm or choice "wheat lands, see
kaeho, Larue & Co 0
Wanted—A few places to sew by day.
Inquire at Airs. Bratton's mi'llinerv
Special sale on hot water bottles at j
Farmers' Drug Store,
COLFAX (IAXKTTK, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 4, 1901.
WHAT NEIGHBORS DO
Letters Full of luterestiug News Notes
From Mauy Country Point*.
Very cold weather and very roueh
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rice are spending
the week with their son and family iv
Dr. Hall reports a new son in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Luce near
Everybody is complaining of sore
throat and in tome cases the trouble is
severe and serious.
There was a living illustration of
''catching a sucker" lately when a big
(inn was found in a trap set for a mink
on the river here near town.
The bellringers did themselves proud
ringing the old year out and the new
one in. W e didn't know it did take so
long to ring out the last moments of a
century. Perhaps 'twas introducing the
new century that took so long.
-Miss Amy McCurdy had a severe at
tack of hemorrhHge of the lungs
the first of the week. Her mother
from St. John is with her. Miss McCurdy
is a student of the college here.
Mrs. J. B. Armstrong entertained a
lady friend from Troy, Idaho, over
And now it comes to light that there
ie an oil well on B. IJ. Wilson's ranch
near Guy. We hope the light will be so
strong it will illumine the whole country
round with prosperity.
Dr. Bauner, on his way from the'
Klondike to London is spendiug the
holidays with hit* parents near town.
Public school began Monday after a
week's vacation. Edwards college be
ttan its winter term Wednesday.
Students are returning from all the dis
tant home points.
Maccabees held a basket social and
watch meeting in the new hall the la*t
night of the old year. They also had a
tine literary program.
The dance going people had a most
enjoyable time tripping the light fantas
tic in Standard hall.
James Col well has moved to Guy and
is living in the old meat market rooms.
When the recent blind pig arrest was
made, the deputy sheriff remarked to a
bystander that this was just another
dirty little Guy stink and that was all it
would amount to. We are wondering,
since we heard of the bonds being for
feited, if it didn't amount to $200 worth
of smell, if no more comes of it?
Mrs. Hannah Wallace, wife of J. T.
Wallace, merchant here, died Christmas
night of paralysis. Mrs. Wallace had
been an invalid for 20 years, hut the
final release came very suddenly. We
have known her for 10 years and never
heard one word of complaint through it
all. One da; after attending her through
a day of tortuous agony we said to her,
'and you have suffered like this all these
years and yet you do not doubt Hod's
goodness." With soulful earnestness
she replied, never for one instant have I
doubted His goodness, His mercy, or
His loving kindness. Such faith is a
supreme lesson and makes religion a
living reality. Sh jhad been a member
of the Christian church nearly .'lB years.
All the way her walk was consistent
because on solid ground. For 13 years
she has resided in this place and though
seldom able .o be out of her home, th»-re
will be none missed more than she. She
was a member of the W. C. T. U., an
active temperance worker, one of the
prime factors in the first temperance
movement in this town. She leaves a
grand record, with loviug memories for
the husband and five young men sons
who survive her. She was laid away in
the Guy cemetery Thursday. The Christ
ian minister from Pullman conducting
funeral rites. For her the glory of gain
for us the lonesomeness of loss. May
the influence of her beautiful faith be an
ever present comfort for all those who
mourn for her, and to those who are left
in the home now so more than desolate
without "mother" may the sincere sym
pathy of many friends be a balm sooth
ing to this newly-broken tie of nature.
Sale of Farm Articles.
I will sell at public auctiou at my late
raueh, three miles west of Colfax, on
Monday, January 7, a large amount of
farm material. Everything on the
place will be sold at public auction.
Homes, cattle, thoroughbred Berkshire
hogs, machinery, one 4 horse power, set
new wagon scales, never been set. See
bills. Don't stay away on account of
the weather, as there are plenty of
buildings to accommodate everybody.
Free lunch will be served on the grounds.
W. B. SILKWOUTH o
Shaw's Pure Malt.—The sick and
delicate need a centle tonic-stimulant.
It. in often a matter of life and death
with them. The ideal nutriment and
restorative in Shaw's Pure Malt. Sold
by F. J. Stone, Colfax, Wash*
ACKER'S ENGLISH REMEDY WILL
stop a cough at any time, and will cure
th^ worst cold iv twelve hours, or money
refunded. 25 cts. and 50 cts. The Elk
H. W. OofF writes reliable [nwtranoe
(Formerly Kitchen Restaurant)
Mrs. D. Lewellyn and Mrs. J. Diamond
beg to announce that they have
taken charge of the above well
known restaurant and are serving
the best meals in the city.
We are also prepared to supply the retail
trade with a fine quality of bread.
GEO. L. CORNELIUS
Lock and Sewing Machines
~ ... • Guns and
All Kinds of Repairing.
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLIARD & CO. Proprietors.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
I C*l' and *ep samript ' vv a i! Htrefel
WANTED A BRIGHT MAN
1 RAM to do light work in Whitman Co
steady work and GOOD WAGES to the
right man. For particulars address
GERLICHER BROS., Winona, Minn
Miss Orpha Rounds of Garfield, but
now a teacher in the Colfax schools, an i
Miss Lang of Elberton were visiting the
Misses Carmen Thursday
William Chandler of Hay was shaking
bands with La Crosse people Monday.
The following Pampaites were iv our
burg last week: Messrs. Perkins, Milage,
Surman Chandler, Largent Clemens and
Mrs. T. B.Turner returned from Walla
Walla Thursday where she had been
visiting her husband. Mr. Turner is
able to walk about the house now.
J. T. Billups and E. I). Eldredge went
to Colfax Tuesday to attend the R-bekah
R. A. Murray and wife of Garfield were
visiting with Mr. Carman's during the
Wood Hopkins left Monday for a
visit to Walla Walla relatives.
W. S. Thorp, who spent his Christmas
at Harrison, Idaho, reports having had
a most enjoyable time.
Mrs. W. H. Hite, wife of our former
(). K. & N. agent, but now of Milton.Or.,
was here visiting her mother, Grandma
Shobe, and her brothers A. J. and F. H.
Shobe last week.
Mrs. Warren Slater is reported very
sick. Dr. Mitchell of Colfax was called.'
AMONG THE CHUKCHES.
At the Congregational church the
sacrament of the Lord's supper will be
served Sunday morning and new mem
bers will be received.
The subject for the Christian Science
lesson sermon for Jan. (>, ia "God."
Golden text: I will praise the name of
God with a song, and will magnify him
with thanksgiving. • * • The humble
shall see this and he glad and your heart
shall live that seek God. Psalm 61>:.'S0
■\2. Responsive reading, I'salm 18.
Revival meetings are in progress every
evening except Saturday at the Metho
dist Episcopal church. All are welcome
Rev. John Smithers will deliver a tem
perance lecture in the Baptist church
Saturday evening, Jan, 5, at 7:30, and
will probably preach Sabbath morning
at 11 a. m. Pastor Collins will preach
Sabbath evening at 7:30. Theme,
"Bring your tethesinto the store house."
Services at the Presbyterian church
next Sabbath: Preaching by the pas
tor, Rev- Wm. W. Reid, both morning
and evening. Morning topic: "Trans
formation; the Christian's Calling."
Changes In Accountants.
H. J. Wilcox has left the First National
Bank to take a position with Treasurer
Windus. Frank Wegstein, who has been
with Mr. Windus for two Tears, will take
the place of Mr. Wilcox in the bank.
Mr. Wilcox is a very tine accountant and
will make a record with the treasurer.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in the Colfax postoffiee. Jan. 4, 1900:
Coy, C E Newman, Chas
Harris, A J I'urdom, J D
Hale, Miss Maggie Rice, Albert
Jeffries, C Rogers, Dan
Jones, Miss Maggie Ryder, Mrs Bertha
Marble, W 11 Taylor, W G
One cent postage will be collected.
James Ewart, P. M.
His Wife Saved Him.
"My wife's good advice saved my life
writes F. M. Ross of Winfield, Term., "for
I had such a bad cough I could hardly
breathe. I steadily grew worse under
doctor's treatment, but my wife urged
me to use Dr. King's New Discovery, for
consumption, which completely cured
me." Coughs, colds, bronchitis, la
grippe, pneumonia, asthma, bay fever
and all maladies of chest, throat and
lungs are positively cured by this mar
vellous medicine, 50c and $1.00. Every
bottle guaranteed. Trial bottles free at
The Elk Drug Store, F. J. Stone, Prop,
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance,
The Colfax Shoe Co.
Wishes to announce to the public that
they have just opened a shoe and repair
store, with as complete a stock of Men's,
Boy's and Children's Shoes as can be ob
tained in the Eastern markets, suitable
for all kinds of wear. Also a nice line of
rubbers, which we offer for sale at living
prices. All persons wishing to purchase
will find it to their advantage to call
and examine this stock and get. prices
before purchasing elsewhere. The repair
department will be in charge of Henry
Meany, which needs no farther recom
COLFAX SHOE CO.
JAMES WOO OLE V, Prop'r.
Opposite The Farmer's Drug Store,
Yes, even more, every year from that dread
ful disease of the lungs called Pneumonia and
La Grippe. You can avoid it by using one of
those Alaskan chamois and flannel cheat pro
tectors. We have just received a large line
direct from B. &B. They are just the thiner
for damp, cold weather. Some people think
that in order to wear a chest protector it has
to be 40 degrees below zero. Mistaken idea.
The Palouie climate is just the kind that re
quires a chest protector. Come in and see
our line. We sell them at juat the same price
you would pay in Chicago.
The Elk Drug Store
Have You Tried Our
Id bulk and in half-pound
packages. Fresh and criap.
Warm Them Before Serving
LACEY & SHELDON,
Telephone Main 481. Main St., Colfax, Wash.
The Pioneer Merchant.
Money Saving Opportunity
Do Not Miss It^*-
Commencing Monday, January 7th and
continuing throughout the entire month
TURKEYS Bring Them Jo Us
We will buy from 1 to 10,000 and pay the
Highest Price in CASH
or 2c per pound more will be allowed in
MERCHANDISE AT THE STORE
A Full Line of Novelties and Grocery Supplies
C. H. MOORE,
BABEOLL & MOHNEY
t! % % MJj^M^ HEAVY AND SHELF
ij a Dn\A/A DC
.I.A FOR OUT O' DOORS
1 - -:-<;.^-■(.'; |Yj and indoors, upstair* and dowMtaira,
■ ■ -i^""./,J^?V'.' y* j kitchen, dining room And chamber we have
'&-^i-~J? >'--<£2£^y as complete a collection of crockery, china
: w&re and glassware as can be found in thin
'*- section of the country. Nothing antiquated,
■■ y ~ M&Z& "" , _ everything up-to-date, including the price,
C&&SI* *^ e«.<C.aHT which is always an low as in consistent with
Who Pays for the Prescription ?
The Doctor or the Patient ?
The name on the prescription blank doe* not compel you to patronize that
particular drug store, but OUR REASONABLE PRICES SHOULD IMPEL
you to consider your own.pocket book and save money by having your pre
scriptions filled at
"Stuart's" The Colfax Drug Store
(Next I>oor to the Post Office)
Telephone, Main 1. c. F. STUAIIT, Propr.
.|j| v The Bee Hive's Prices
jj% Fr&&tctt^JSm 9 are IjOW on— —
Caps, Mittens, Gloves, Overshoes
anc | our stock is comp j ete
You need to keep warm for your health and pocket book.
Try us on saving money.
Main Street, Coltax, Wash. THE BEE HIVE
Hotel Colfax, J-B-Hagan- *•"*■*■*"••
The Leading Hotel in tlie City.
All Modern Conveniences.
Lighted by Electrricity.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Har in connection.
Modem Warehouse Elevator Go. BKSt
MODERN WAREHOUSE ELEVATOR
Che engine is from 15 to 20 cents per full &?. Why buy a wimlm,"*"^^ J^/"" 1, 1; "Innlu«
Main Street, Opposite School House. COLFAX, WASHINGTON.
fjATj! COEY MERCANTILE CO.
V>^V>J JIJ • HOCKPOKI), WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Besi^Grade^^T^^uckskin $2.25 per cord, by carload
Notice of Settlement of Final An
In the superior court of the state of Washing
ton, in and for the county of Whitman
In the matter of the estate of John T Cave
Notice is hereby given that John W.
Arrasnuth, the administrator of the estate of
John T. Cave, deceased, has rendered and
presented for settlement and filed in this court
his final account of his administration of
said estate, and that .Saturday, the 2nd day of
February.A. D. 1901, at the hour of one o'clock p
m.,of said day.at the court room of said court iii
the city of Colfax, county of whitman, state of
Washington, has been duly appointed by the
said court as the time and place for the hear
ing and settlement of said account
at which time and place any person interested
in said estate may appear and tile his excep
tions or objections in writing to said account
and contest the same
Dated December J»ih, 1900.
W. W. RENFREW, County Clerk
First publication January 4th, 1901.
Last publication February Ist, 1901.
R. L McCroskey, attorney for administrator.
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Palouse Country.
See him before baying.
Col tax, Washington
Free Sample Rooms for
Notice for Pnblication.
;iu i.onax, «asn., on February 16th IMM
viz: Louis AllenbHfh, who made HE No
w ' f Hri he "W1- 4 ''"■''' Bee- MTIS v r
E and the ne« ne«, See. M f. 15 \ V 5" f
; JOHN M. HILL, Register.
! Timber Culture, Final Proof-No
tice for Publication.
feTdl^S- Albert L- D-^ ;.i Jr of
WILLIAM a LUiJDEN, Regiater.