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THfcS COLFAX GAZETTE.
Ml STREET PAVING
IS BURNING QUESTION
Engineer E. C. Murray Presents
a Second Report.
Action Deferred for After Consider
ation--Council Insists That Cel
lars and Basements Must Be
Cleared of Rubbish and Filth.
City council met Monday night, the
mayor and all councilmen present.
Building permit was granted to Charlea
L. Mackenzie to pnt up a two-story
brick building on lots 11 and 12, block
7, which is to take the place of the old
Star barn on Spring street, opposite the
Albert Gerber asked permission to
build a sheet iron shed in the rear of his
meat market, 12x10 feet, which was
referred to fire committee.
Application of J. Koenig for liquor
license was read and referred to next
Petition from R. G. Hargrave and
others to macadam Main street from
Wawawai street to Fairview, and Fair
view street from Main to Lake, the width
and character of the work to be deter
mined by the council and property
holders along said streets, was referred
to street committee to confer with prop
erty holders and see what can be done in
the premises. This improvement begins
at the ba*e of the hill in the south end
and extends to near the top of the grade,
a section of Main street flanked by beau
tiful homes, and nothing has been done
to the street in the past save to grade it.
Some property holders desire to macad
am a sufficient roadway for vehicles to
pans, then to park it on each side. At
any rate it i« the desire to "get together,"
which will probably be the cane in the
near future, and that end of Main street
Eftgiaeer X C. Murray made verbal
report in the matter of paviug Main
street, from lnlnnd street to Cooper lake
bndyc, but the matter was referred to
next meeting of COQDCII, .Mr. Murray be
ing asked f.o submit his report, with all
facts and linuren, in writing, so that the
mayor and cooncilmen could study the
question intelligently, as it might he the
basis of future operations. Be reported
that the pavißg could be done for from
$4 to $4 .">() per cubic yard.
Carl Webber nuked thut the litv assist
in building n footbridge on Ruck street,
mxt tnHijjdeway theater. Council prom
ised t<> HHHJHt.
,1 W. Jannej submitted specifications
for footbridge on Spring street, the name
to be eight feet wide and two feet higher
than the bridge washed away by the
flood. This will permit a hose cart to
pass over the bridge in case of fire. The
bridge is a private enterprise, but must
meet the approval of the street com
Committee on health and police and
Health Officer Palamountain reported on
the unsanitary conditions of many base
ments and cellars, and it was voted that
the ordinanre compelling property own
ers to clean basements of rubbish and
filth be strictly enforced even if it is nec
essary to commence suit.
Council meets next Monday night at
Henry L. Davis and Miss Nora Lamb
.were married Sunday, March 27, at the
Ihome of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 11. T. Lnmb, near Colfax. The
ceremony took place at noon in pretence
of the immediate relatives, Rev. George
11. Newman officiating. Immediately
after the ceremony the company eat
down to a bounteous dinner, such as a
Palouse farm and a good cook can pro
vide. The groom is the eon of Mr. and
Mrs. 11. E. Davis", who are among the
oldest settlers in Whitman county, and
the bride has been a popular clerk in the
Fair store for several years.
A number of beautiful presents bore
witness to the good will of friends.
The young people took the 2:35 train
for Spokane Sunday afternoon to begin
a short wedding trip, after which they
will return to the ranch home near Dry
creek. They have the best wishes of a
large circle of friends.
Marriage licenses have been issued by
the county auditor to the following :
Henry L. Davis and Nora Lamb, both
Clay B. Luce of Albion and Maud G. |
Movely of La Crosee.
Ira X. Gibson and Clella E. Carr, both
l John A. March and Effio Banta, both
York Herren of Moscow, Idaho, and
Mary 0. Kincaid of Palooße.
Shirkey * Qlaeer, graduate opticians.
THE H!GH SCHOOL DEBATE.
Pullman and Colfax Will Measure
Swords Intellectually Speaking.
Thin (Fndav) eveniDC Pullman High
ec'iool team comet* to Colfax to debate
with the Colfax High school team Fol
lowing in the question to be debated :
Resolved, That cougreHs should pro
hibit the immigration into the United
States of those who cannot read or write
b line language.
This makes the third debate of the
series of four, the above named teams
being successful against Garfield and
Rosalia. The slogan is, Defeat Pullman
and have a chance to contest for the
county championship with Tekoa in the
final, which will be held some time in
May. The odds are in favor of the
Colfax team, as they have defended the
question in the previous debates and will
have the same side against Pullman.
The Colfax team is composed of Viola
Bodine, Florence Stravens and John
Wilson. The judges will be Professor
Elder of W. S. C, Professor Solen of U.
of 1., and Rev. J. S. Budioug of Colfax.
Come one, come all, and listen to an
The annual parish meeting of Good
Samaritan Episcopal church was held at
the church on Easter Monday evening.
Rev. J. S. Budlong, rector of the parish,
presided at the meeting and officers of
the church and its various societies gave
their annual reports. Each department
of the work of the parish shows a satis
factory financial condition, and the rec
tor and officers of the church are encour
aged by the good showing. Officers for
the present year were elected as follows:
Warden, H. M. Moflatt; vestrymen, L.
I). Woodward, H. W. Caofield, Ivan
Chase; treasurer, H. J. Wilcox; secre
tary, E. B. Cotterill.
Death of Rev. Solon McCroskey.
Rev. Solon McCroskey, a pioneer Ires
byterian minister and one of the be*»t
known citizena of Whitman county, died
at GarhVld March 25. Mr. McCroskey
whs born in Tennessee on January 11
1830. He came to Whitman county in
1892, settling at Gartield. He was the
father of 12 children, cix of whom sur
vive. They are all prominent in the
affairs of life. He is a!no survived by
hln wife. A good man and a true ci'izcn
K. of P.'s Go to Tekoa.
About 20 K. of P.'s from Colfax went
to Tekoa Wednesday afternoon and
spent the night in lodge work. The
lodge at Tekoa was reorganized and
seven new members initiated, the work
lusting until 3 o'clock yesterday morn
Mr. and Mrs. .I. W. Wiseman of 639
Vancouver avenue, Portland, announce
the engagement of their daughter, Eftie
Harriett, to J. Frederick Deul of New
York, wedding to occur in May.
FARMERS IN CONCLAVE
Listen to Addresses and Dis
cuss Matters of Interest.
The Whitman County Farmers' Edu
cational & Cc-Operative Union was in
session in Colfax last Friday, adjourning
to meet in Garfield next day. The meet
ing was held in Barroll's hail.
B. B. Martin of Spokane spoke on
''Township Organization," and C. B.
Kegley's subject wan "Good Roads," or
more strictly speaking, as a member of
the union expressed it, "Our Bad Roads."
The warehouse question in al! its
phases was discussed in an informal
Tue next convention will meet in
Oakesdale on May 7.
The following resolutions were passed:
Realizing that the city of Spokane will
prosper according as the farmers of the
Inland Empire prosper, and with the
$80,000,000 harvester trust charging us
almost double the prices charged in
Europe for the sama goods, then the
railroads chargiug us freight here, then
adding the freight to the coast and re
turn, which puts tirst-claes farm ma
chinery out of the reach of ordinary
farmers, be it
Resolved, That we com mend the stand
taken by the city council of the city of
Spokane demanding terminal rates of
the raiiroads now asking for franchises
in that city.
Resolved, That we denounce the action
of the county commissioners in relocat
ing the county poor farm, when present
conditions require the expenditure of so
much money for other parposes.
Resolved, That Whitman County Union
of the Farmers' Educational & Co Oper
ative Union is in favor of township
organization and the circulation of pe
titions to bring the same before the
people for their adoption at the next
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APhIL l, 1910.
WHITMAN COUNTY'S INSTITUTE
CONVENES IN COLFAX MONDAY
Many Educators of Note Will Be Here to
Take Part in Proceedings—lnstitute
Remains in Session Four Days.
The Whitman County Teachers' Insti
tute, to convene next Monday, April 4,
and continue to the Bth, promises to he
an event of great interest. At least 350
teachers will be here at that time, in
addition to several educators of note
from outside points. Morning sessions
will be held in the High school building,
afternoon sessions in the court house.
Among educators who will take part
in the proceedings can be mentioned
Professor H. A. Adrian of Santa Barbara,
California; J. M. Layhue, assistant state
school superintendent, of Olympia; Pro
fessors J. E Buchanan and C. S. King-
Bton of the Cheney State Normal School;
Professors W. G. Beach, A. A. Cleveland
and Charles Timblin of the Washington
State College, Pullman. Mrs. Margaret
Yost of the Cheney State Normal will
have charge of primary instruction.
The teachers of Colfax will give a re
ception Monday night to the visiting
Professor Adrian will lecture on Tues
The declamation contest will take
place on Wednesday evening, one repre
sentative from each of the six districts,
consisting of grammar pcbool students.
Mrs. W. J. Windus will act as musical
director during the institute, and Harold
Windua will be pianist.
Friday night, which, however, has
nothing to do with the institute, the
High school debate will take place be
tween Colfax and Pullman. Thin was
postponed to this time on account of the
rpcent floods. The winniDg team will
later debate with Tekoa, which won over
La Crosse in the debate two weeks ago.
That will be the final debate of the series
and will entablish the championship.
There will be no difficulty in obtaining
accommodations in Colfax institute
week, muny families expressing a willing
nens to throw open their homes, if nec-
Pfiriary, to accommodate the educators.
Beside*, we are back to normal condi
tions from the effects of the flood and
can feed and house them as in times past.
The forenoon sessions, except on the
opening day, will be held at the High
school building, and the afternoon ses
sions at the court house. Following is
the daily program :
Tuesday—"l'rimary Geography," Mre.
Margaret Yost; "Primary History," W.
Mrs. Yost; "Primary Drawing," Mies
Thursday—"Essentials in Numbers,"
Mrs. Yoet; "Class Drill in Music," Miss
Friday—"How to Plan Work," "Pri
mary Reading," Mrs. Yost.
Tuesday—"A Practical View Point in
Geography," J. E. Buchanan; "Practi
cal Application of the Laws of Habit,"
Dr. A. A. Cleveland.
LAST OF OLD STAR BARN.
Substantial Brick Structure Will
Soon Take Its Place.
Workmen commenced pulling down
the Star barn Monday on Spring street,
and already excavation has commenced
for the brick structure to take its place.
The new brick will be 90x100 feet, with
deep and substantial basement, and will
revolutionize the appearance of things in
that part of the city. It will occupy the
corner of Spring and Mill streets, and
will have wide cement sidewalks on both
streets. Charles L. MacKenzie is the
owner and J. R. Good & Co. have the
contract for all work except heating and
When completed the building will be
occupied by the Pacific Telephone & Tel
egraph Co. and the marble works of D.
Millgard & Co. Spring street is an im
portant thoroughfare at thie point, the
postoffice being directly opposite. To
the old barn we can say farewell without
Jumped Board Bill.
R. W. Gray and Tom Wallace lan
guish in the Hotel de Carter for jumping
a board bill at the Hotel Carter at Mai
den laßt week. Friday they were before
Justice West of Rosalia and in default of
payment of fine were sent to the county
jail for 17 days.
Latest ideas in millinery at popular
prices at Mrs. Moore's, succeseor to Mrs.
Wednesday—"Language and Compo
sition," Professor H. A. Adrian; "Es
sentials in Reading," Mrs. Margaret
Thursday—"School Agriculture and
Gardening," Professor Adrian; "The Use
of Anecdote and Extracts," Professor
C. S. Kingston.
Friday—" The Corelation of Mathe
matics and English," Professor Charles
Timblin; "Arithmetic and Its Methods,"
Tuesday—"The Hygiene of Instruc
tion," Dr. A. A. Cleveland; "Correlation
of Geography and Other Subjects," J. E.
Wednesday—"Moral Training," Dr. A.
A. Cleveland; "Spelling," W. W. Dixon.
Thursday—"Some Aims of the Recita
tion," Professor Timblin; "Back to the
Farm," Professor W. G. Beach.
Friday — " Reading and Reading
Courses," Professor Adrian; " The Mak
ing and Use of the Lesson Plan," Pro
High School and Principals' Section
Tuesday—Business meeting, election of
officers; "The New High School Course,"
J. M. Layhue; "The Santa Barbara Sya
tem," Professor Adrian.
Wednesday—"The Unwritten Consti
tution," Professor Beach; "Some Prob
lems of the High School," Dr. Cleveland.
Thursday—"Manual Training in the
Gradss and High School," Professor F.
H. Beckman; "How to Equip a High
School With Apparatus," W. W. Dixon;
"Teaching Current Events," Professor
Friday—"The Value of Culture History
to the Teacher," C. 8. Kingston; business
Monday (court room), opening at 9
o'clock —Enrollment; rnueic; invocation;
"Mistakes in School Management," J.
M. Layhue; announcements. Afternoon
—Music; "The Teacher's Opportunities
for Development and Advancement," Dr.
Cleveland; " Peculiar Features of Eu
ropean Traveling," J. E. Buchanan.
Tuesday afternoon—"The Most Im
portant Item," Mrs. Yost; "New Educa
tional Movements," Professor Adrian.
Wednesday afternoon—"The New Phi
lanthrophy," Professor Beach; "Burbank
and His Wonderful Work," Professor
Thursday afternoon — "Community
Health and Medical Inspection of
Schools," Professor Kingston ; " The
American Immigrant," Professor Beach.
Friday afternoon—"Wild Animals I
Have Known," Professor Adrian; busi
Monday—Reception by Colfax teachers.
Wednesday—Grammar school decla
Thursday—"A Dramatic Day in the
Nation's Congress," Professor Artrian.
SPRING FLAT CREEK.
City Repairing Damage Caused by
Flood in South End.
Street Superintendent Juhnke has bed
a large force of men at work this week
repairing the grade leading out of town
up Spring creek onto Spring flat. That
part of town along Spring creek suffered
fearfully from the effects of the flood of
March 1, the road leading into town was
washed out, and havoc and ruin being
in evidence on every hand. It was to
enable farmers to reach town from points
on Spring flat that caused this work to
be pushed. Mr. Juhnke says he will
have work for a large force of men up to
harvest time, hence those who want to
work can probably fimi it here. He eaja
there is so much to do and such demand
made upon him for repairs that he hard
ly knows which to start on first. How
ever, that which seems to be the most
urgent is handled first. The entire city
will be overhauled before the end is
Commercial Club Meetirg.
A meeting of the Commercial Club will
be held this (Friday) afternoon at 4
o'clock, at the club roome, when officers
for the ensuing year will be elected, and
the final reports of the present officers
will be made. A full attendance is de
In Colfax, March 27, to Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Deegan, a eon.
In Colfax, March 28, to Mr. and Mre.
C. W. Lindsay, a daughter.
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
Senior Class of High School Will
Present Play in May.
The senior class of the Hiijh school
has chosen for their annual play "The
Cricket Oi the Hearth." by Dickens. In
this choice they have been guided by the
determination to present a play of real
literary merit. No better choice could
have been made, as "The Cricket On the
Hearth" exhibits all of Dickens' wonier
ful power of description of common
scenes and common people, while at the
same time it has been dramatized with
scarcely a change. The play will be
staged under the direction of Mr. Payne.
After competitive readings the parts
were assigned as follows:
John Perribingle (a carrier), John Wilson
Mr. Tackelton (a toy maker) . .Willie White
Caleb Flummer (hia man) Frank Newman
Old Gentleman Harold Windus
Porter Harley Sain
Dot's Father , Roland Bainton
Dot Helen Troy
Bertha (a blind fcirl) Bessie Ferguson
Mrs. Fielding . Hazel Walmer
May Fielding Eva Kuhn
Tilly Slowboy Hattie Bakala
Mrs. Dot Winifred Codd
The play will be put on some time in
The honors to be awarded to the senior
class members were announced last week
before the school. They are based upon
the work of the students during the four
years of High school work. Honors
were awarded to the following: First,
Bertha Nelson; second, Bessie Ferguson;
third, Frank Newman.
Serving in the Chain Gang.
Joe Sist, convicted at Rosalia Tuesday
before Justice West for stealing a pair of
blankets, was given 30 days in the
county jail. He was brought here the
same day by Deputy Sheriff Roberts and
is making himself useful in cleaning up
around the court house.
Butch Henneeey was found guilty of
bootlegging at Garfield Wednesday by
Justice Irwin and was brought down by
Deputy Sheriff Cole to serve a sentence
of 30 days in the county jail. He is also
in the chain gang.
Train Service Restored.
The Moscow branch of the 0. R. & X.
ran the first passenger train over its
road since the flood of March 1 on
Wednesday morning. This lacks two
dftys of being a month that we were
without train service between Colfax,
Pullman and Mot-cow over this line.
The bridges put in are temporary and
much work on the roadbed will have to
be gone over again.
Big Concern Incorporated.
PresH reports state that the Studebaker
Automobile Co. has purchased the entire
manufacturing plant of the C. M. F. Auto
Co. of Detroit, Mich , and has incorpor
ated for $8,000,000, making the largest
manufacturers of automobiles, as well as
vehicle*, in the United States. W. E.
Flanders is a director and president of
the new concern.
ANTICS OF THE FLOOD
Heavy Creamery Machinery Is
Found Far From Home.
The Colfax Jersey creampry is being
put in ship-shape once more, and will be
in operation inside of two weeks. It will
take the place of the bowling alley on
Main street, near the old stand, which is
undergoing repairs for that purpose.
Oae feature is a new floor that is being
laid on top of the old floor, raising it at
least six inches. Much, if not all, of the
plant wai-hed away by the flood of March
1, which toftk everything connected with
the creamery, was picked out of the
rubbish and ruins elsewhere and is being
installed again, although it is undergoing
Several curiosities of the flaod are con
nected with the creamery. For example,
the churn, a combined chain and worker,
run by motor, weighing 1800 pounds
and having a capacity of GOO pounds of
butter, which one would think would
sink like a chunk of lead, was carried by
the on-ruehing waters into the back yard
of the Troub residence next to the O. R.
& N. track, a distance of at least a
quarter of a mile, and there deposited
but little injured. It was also half full
of cream when it started on its journey.
The ice cream freezer, another big piece
of machinery, all iron, weighing about
600 pounds, and the ice crusher, all irun,
weighing 1500 or IGOO pounds, were
carried to Island street in front of the
court house, a distance of half a block.
The boiler was found 75 or 80 feet from
its moorings, all showing the volume
and terriOc force of the water as it came
down Main street, That it should take
away light fragmentary matter causes
no marvel to those who witnessed the
flood, but that great pieces of iron should
act as mere playthings for the water to
roll and tumble about at will eeems
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOR WHITMAN COUNTY
The Work Will Soon Commence
of Counting Noses.
Names and P. O. Address of Enu
merators, With the Precincts in
Which They Will Operate. - Marks
Beginning of Notable Event.
The census enumerators for Whitman
county have been named, the poßtoffice
address and name* of which appear be
low, also the precincts in which they will
Pine Creek, Sunset and Thornton-
Curtis L. Watsabaugh, St. John.
Matlock, St. John city, St. John—Oeo.
W. Case, Jr., St. John.
Lone Pine, Rosalia city, Rosalia-
Samuel G. Brockway, Rosalia.
Bethel, North Colfax, Steptoe—William
C. Horsley, Colfax R D. 1.
Oakesdale, Oakesdale city—Mila F.
Tekoa, Tekoa city—Charles H. Cum
Belmont, Farminitton, F'armington
city—Charles E. Moffit, Garfield.
Garfield, Garfield city— William R.
Conch of Garfield.
Elberton, Elberton city, Tornbow—
George W. Perm, Elberton.
Palouse. East Palouse city, West Pa
louse city—Edward V. Powers, Palouse.
Colfax 2d ward, South Colfax—John
W. Cairns, Colfax.
Colfax Ist and 3d wards—Winnifred S.
Branham, Pullman, Russell—Charli a
Ewartsville, Guy, Ooecho—John A.
South and North Pullman city, Pull
man 3d ward—John Melviu, Pullman.
Bald Butt»\ Clinton, Johnson, Seats,
Staley—Asa (.). White, Johnson.
Colton, Uniontown, Uniontown city,
Coltoo city—Frank Johne, Colton.
Almota, Duety, Harjter, Penawawa—
Jowoph P. Stine, Almota.
Diamond, Endicott. Endicott city-
Charles D. Logedoc, Endicott.
La Crosse, Winona—Bertha H. King,
Hay, Hooper, Patnpa, Texae— Ralph
Cottonwood, Rock Creek, Union —Wm.
T. Baker, St. John.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Civil and Criminal.
I of F A Woodin Co—
Order of dinsolution and disincorpora
George Blanchett ye Joseph Blanchett
et al—Decree quieting title in plaintiff.
C A Squibb et ux vb G W Wilson et ux
George T Huffman et ux vs H S Mil—
ncr et ux—Case dismissed.
Flora Mulberin vb Isaac Mulherin—
Decree of divorce entered.
Phil G Bickford ye D M Provence —
Writ of attachment issued.
First National Bank of Superior vb A
M Peterson et al—Money due.
Phil G Bickford va D M Provence-
State ye Bennie Jacobs —Assault with
Estate of Maria Baseett—Order ap
pointing C H Shawgo, It D Jarboe and
J I Baker appraisers.
Estate of Henry Schlehuber —Order to
pay off mortgage.
Estate of J H Kincaid —Decree of set
tlement and distribution.
Estate of John W Chapman—W II
Stuart, James O'Connor and E W Kel
logg appointed appraisers.
Estate of Nancy E Ferguson—Order
directing executor to cloee up estate ac
cording to terms of will of deceased.
Estate of William Arthur Parvin—
Commission issued to take deposition o!
subscribing witnpnpes to will.
Estate of Aionzo I) Wade —Commis-
sion issued to take deposition of sub
scribing witness of will.
Insanity of William Shirk—Verdict of
sane returned by jury.
Is Queer but Sane.
W. G. Shirk, living on a farm near
Pullman, won before Judge Canfield and
a jury last Friday charged with insanity.
The jury brought in a verdict that he
was sane, accordingly he was discharged.
He was immediately rearrested on the
charge of assault and battery, but sub
sequently was released on the promise of
behaving himself. He is said to have
driven his wife and children from their
home at the point of a gun one day last
week, and on divers and sundry occasions
to have done queer things.
For that tired feeling take " Celery
Sarsaparilla and Dandelion Compound."
Sold oulj at the Elk Drag Store, Colfax.