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STATED IN BRIEF
TELEGRAPHIC CHRONICLE OF
STATE MAY GAIN MUCH LAND
Favorable Federal Action on Heavy
Losses Is Looked For by Wash
ington State Officers.
SEATTLE—After several days in
Washington. D. C, Land Commission
er Ross and Attorney General Bell
are hopeful of securing action which
will make good to the state the losses
of granted lands it has sustained
through the creation of forest re
serves and adverse departmental rul
Accompanied by Secretary Ballin
ger, they visited the White House
and made an appointment to see the
President. They will ask the Presi
dent to assist in the passage of a bill
by Representative Hamer, of Idaho,
favorably reported by the committee
on public lands, permitting states to
eele«t on forest reserves, with the
Approval of the Secretary of Agricul
ture, lands in block to take places of
the school sections scattered through
Big City Dailies Picked.
OLYMPIA —The State Capitol Com
mission has decided in advertising
the sale of the State Capitol granted
lands in Clark, Skamania and Cow
litz Counties, set for May 26, to use
only big city dailies of the Northwest
and the local papers in the counties
in which the timber is located. The
descriptions of the lands to be sold
are about ready to be placed and
sealed bids are to be submitted to the
commission at Olympia. The timber
is to be sold in tracts of from 40 to
160 acres and will be disposed of as
described in the notice of sale.
War on Rail Taxes Close.
DAYTOX —Spokane County is to be
the battle-ground for the legal fight
involving the O. R. & N T. Company
as plaintiff and the State Tax Com
mission, the Board of Equalization
and Eastern Washington counties as
defendants. The railroad company
refused to pay the taxes as assessed
by Garfield, Asotin, Walla Walla,
Adams, Franklin and Spokane Coun
ties. The company, it is believed,
intends to force the Issue. Action is
expected to be commenced within a
few days. Victory for the railro id
company will mean a loss of $100,000
Southwest Part of State Unites.
CENTRALJA —At the close of an
enthusiastic meeting of commercial
organizations representing Southwest
ern Washington, C. O. Gingrich, of
•Chehalis, was elected the first presi
dent and J. E. Bartos, of Centralia,
the first secretary. W. J. Patterson,
of Aberdeen, was elected vice-presi
dent. Resolutions were adopted
pledging the power of the organiza
tion in the halls of the state to ad
vancement of the district' bounded by
Grays Harbor on the north and the
Columbia River on the south.
Tacoma Loses Prestige.
TACOMA —That Tacoma's fire de
partment has been used as a mere po
litical tool, that it is inefficient, un
resourceful and not sufficiently ag
gressive in meeting usual conditions,
are among the claims made in the
annual report on Tacoma by the Na
tional Board of Fire Underwriters
committee on fire prevention, re
ceived hero from N'mv York.
Pepoon Trial May Be Delayed.
COLVILLK —George L. Pepoon, ac
cused with Ray Wikox. an escaped
paroled Walla Walla convict, of poi
soning Mrs. Edith Pepoon, his wife,
will probably not be tried at the
March term of the Superior Court.
If the case is continued it will prob
ably not be tried before May, as no
Jury was drawn for the April period.
Peacock Gets New Trial.
OLYMPIA — The State Supreme
Court has set a^Ule the conviction of
Dr. Fred Peacock in Wahkiakum
County, who was eharc^d with man
slaughter for having, on November
27, 1908, operated upon Madeline
Longtain from which sue died De
cember 10, 1908. A new trial is or
Snohomish May See "Dry"' Fight.
EVERETT —The Snohomish Count*
local option committee is planning to
bring local option to an issue in this
county. The question will be put to
a vote and the voters in incorporated
towns and unincorporateed districts
of the county will be given the oppor
tunity to decide for a wet or dry
SIDELIGHTS FROM OTHER
CITIES IN WASHINGTON
SPOKANE—Prank Barkar, the ex
soldier who murd< red Ira M
a; M< dical Lake, has b< • n given the
death senti n< c. He Is to be hai
in Walla Walla penitentiary, June 20.
PORT TOWNSEND —Forty-five s
inch siege guns and 40 three-inch
fi.-ld pieces arrived at Fort Worden
and will be installed in subsidiary
fortifications and entrenchments
along the straits of Juan de Puca.
OLYMPIA—The state law allowing
treble damages where a person opens
a telegram addressed :o another was
sustained by the state Supreme Court
in the suit of C. H. Deighton against
VANCOUVER —Fifteen schools in
Clark County, outside of Vancouver,
have signified their intention of tak
ing part in the Clark County Inter
scholastic meet to be held in this city
May 6 and 7.
VANCOUVER —Appomattox day,
April 13, will be appropriately cele
brated in Vancouver pointly by the
Grand Army of the Republic, the
Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons
OLYMPIA —Secretary H. G. Ballon,
of the state board of control, has
called for the resignation of Miss
Bess Vincent, who has been book
keeper for the board about a year.
It is announced the removal is in
pursuance of a policy to employ only
PROSSER—The children of the
Prosser schools have all had to un
dergo a physical examination. The
work was done by Mrs. Hickey, chief
nurse of the Seattle schools, who pro
nounced about one-fifth of the school
children here affected with granu
lated eyelids and other eye trouble.
SEATTLE—On April 28 and 29 the
Seattle Land Office will open for en
try 7231 acres of land in King Coun
ty, of which Seattle is the county
seat, and 1987 acres of land in What
com County. A rush to obtain homes
SEATTLE —Three large passenger
locomotives and four electric motors
tha/t were thrown into the gulch at
Wellington by the avalanche of
March 1, and that are valued at $2r>o,
--000, were not greatly damaged and
will be extricated and put into ser
OLY.MPIA—F. A. Clark, of Everett,
oil inspector, will retain his position,
Governor Hay being convinced that
there is no merit to the charges
brought against the inspector by the
relatives of Clark's discharged form
er chief deputy, Thomas, (.'lark is
accused of padding his expense ac
SEATTLE—Although John H. Hum
phries has declared repeatedly that
he will novci- consent to an "advisory
primary," with the object of elimin
ating four of King County's five Sen
atorial candidate-, he may be forced
into such a contest unwillingly and
over hi? protest.
CHEHALIS —Men locally interested
have been successful in securing con
tracts for a projected electric line,
to run eight miles northeast to Ne
waukum Prairie, with a view of con
tinuing farther at a future date. No
company to build the line has been
organized, but it is believed that capi
tal will be found when the right of
way has been obtained.
SEATTLE—As a result of the con
tinued advance of the wholesale price
of meat, the retail butchers of Seattle
have organized an association known
as the Seattle Master Butchers' Pro
tective Association. Members of this
organization declare that it is not the
purpose of the association to regulate
prices but that the association will
devote its efforts towards reducing
the price of meat.
XORTHPORT—JeaIousy or the un
requited love of Martin Kloos, a re
cluse, aged 50, for Blanche Jellison,
a girl of IS, of Xorthport, as the
neighbors tell it, resulted in an at
tempt to dynamite the home of Mr.
Jellison, the fatal shooting of Marshal
J. G. Uetrick and the suicide of Mar
tin Kloos when captured following
the murder of the marshal.
WALLA WALLA—Replying to the
statement given out at the Farmers'
Union headquarters, which stated
that experiments conducted there
show that vitrioled wheat will not do
for seed if treated in the Fall, G. L.
Bradley of Pomeroy, a well known
wheat grower of that country, says
seed wheat will keep for more than
a year, in perfect condition for seed
ing purposes, if it is treated riaftt.
SEATTLE—-That it was no crime
to rob a "scab," is the belief that
will cause E. B. Hudson to spend at
least five ytars in the penitentiary.
Hudson, a switchman, left his em
ployment at the time of the strike,
and while on a spree met a "scab"
switchman, who was employed during
the strike. The "scab" had some $5
in his pockets. This money Hudson
made him .disgorge. Hudson then
boasted that he had robbed a 'scab"
and that it was no wrong to take
money from a "scab."
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, APRIL I, 1910.
Tea and coffee are very harmful bev
erages for children. They give a feel-
Ing of rest when insufficient fund lias
been token, says a well known dieti
tian. This is what we call stimula
tion. What we mean is that the nerves
haAe been acted upon so that we feel
refreshed, although we have received
no real strength such as comes to us
from food. When children's nerves
are abused in this way they will be
irritable and weak and apt to become
ill. Tea and coffee if used to excess
weaken the kidneys. Coffee affects
the heart and is dangerous if the heart
is weak. Badly made tea is a real
poison for both children and grown
people. The following drinks are ex
cellent substitutes for tea and coffee:
Milk—A real food. Makes blood and
Cambric Tea—Equal parts of hot
milk and water #weetened to taste.
Cocoa—A food drink. Makes flesh,
heat and strength.
Cereal Coffee—A drink for variety.
Will not affect the verves.
Cocoa Shells—The outside of the co
coa bean ground fine. Not a food, but
an excellent drink.
Bringing Up Children.
There are plenty of debatable points
about how to bring up a child. Shall
he use right hand and left equally?
Shall he toddle to kindergarten at
four or run wild, untaught, till seven?
Shall he ever under any circumstances
be spanked? The world is not agreed.
But on one subject enlightened opin
ion is unanimous—children must not
A shock is never justifiable. There
fore when there is screaming at the
sea dip we temper the ordeal to swim
ming baths. For that fear of the dark
that comes sometimes, no one knows
whence, to children free from all bogy
lore there are the humane night light
and the comforting society of a plush
bear as bedfellow. Everything should
be delightfully and smoothly ordered,
in fact, for a normal rising generation
if only parents will restrain themselves
and keep their nerves out of the nurs
Teach Children to Be Fearless.
Don't run to baby and pick him up
the minute he falls. The child whose
mother runs t<> him and moans over
him the minute be falls is a much to
be pitied little man. Her terrified face
and cry of "Are yon hurt, darling?
Tell mamma where. Poor little pet!"
etc., will make him cry at once, wheth
er he is hurt <>r not.
Very soon he will imagine that the
Blightest untoward event hurts him
and will grow peevish and fretful.
A child who is not fussed over by a
nervous and adoring mother is very
different. lie may have many falls.
He probably will. But very scon, with,
his mother's cheery "No damage done.
dearie." in his ears, be will learn, un
less things are really rather bad. to
pick himself up and go on quite happi
ly with his Interrupted game.
The Value of Play.
The first self revelation of the child
is through play. He learns by it what
he can do, what he can do easily at
first trial and what he can do by per
severance and contrivance.
Thus he learns through play to rec
ognize the potency of those "lords of
life." as Emerson calls them, that
weave the tissue of human experience,
volition, making and unmaking, obsti
nacy of material, the magic of contriv
ance, the lordly might of perseverance
that can re-enforce the moment by the
hours and time by eternity.
The child in his games represents to
himself his kinship to the human race
—his identity as little self with the
social whole as his greater self.
A Valuable Hint.
Here is a plan adopted by the moth
er of a large family that is worth
She purchased a number of tiny
bells that are sold in toyshops to sew
to homemade rattles cr similar toys,
and when a bottle containing any kind
of poison or poisonous mixture is add
ed to the stock of home medicines a
bell is threaded on a bit of narrow
ribbon and then tied to the neck of
the bottle. Thus all danger of making
a mistake is avoided, because even
though the bottle were taken from the
shelf in the dark the tiny bell sounds
its warning note.
To Amuse the Baby.
The mother who does her own work
has frequent employment which can
not be interrupted—for instance, bak
ing pies or cookies. To keep baby
safe and amused one mother has put
a dry goods box in a corner of the
kitchen. The box is neatly painted
and is padded with blankets. About
the edge are tied all the favored toys
on long strings. Baby throws them
out of the box at pleasure, but tinds
it equally entertaining to pull them
all back again.
Children's nails sometimes get sora
at the roots from practicing on the
piano too incessantly when the nails
are longer than they should be. Cut
them very short for a time, even at
the expense of ugly hands.
If baby does not thrive on fresh milk
it should be boiled.
NMk M. JL m ■* JL • • • jar
Have You Dined
at "our place" yeti If not, you'ro
missing a treat—better take your
next meal today with us An ex
ceptionally appetizing and tempt
ing menu changed daily. Note
our low prices.
W. H. Melrose, Prop. 317 Main St.
M. A. Eose
Keeps in stock the highest
grade railroad watches—the
Howard, Hamilton, Elgin,
Waltham and Deuber.
Watch inspector for the O.
R. & N. railroad.
Opposite Great Eastern Store
Via INLAND ELECTRIC to Spokane
and over the new
The quickest, smoothest riding road
to the coast. Take the Inland*
evening train to Spokane, which ar—
riven in plenty of time to connect
with the 8 P. ft 8. Ry.'s 8:45 p. m
train to Portland, arriving there at
8 o'lock next rooming.
from any point on inland Division.
Ask our Agent to make Sleeper
Strict attention to all bills and
communications. Terms reasonable.
Office with G. W. Larue
_£j*' 4 PATRONIZE
f^Viyj "tV THEMODERN
Modern Confectionery Co., Mfrs., Portland, Oregon
Golfax Meat Market
A. GERBER, Proprietor
FEESH AND CURED MEATS
POULTRY AND FISH
Oysters in Season
Hides and Pelts Bought
119 Mam Street Phone Main 101
Attention, Well Drillers
Sealed bids will be received at
once at the office of G. W. Larue
& Co. for drilling one or more
wells on the lands of the Colfax
Investment Co., known as the Tom
Baker ranch, adjoining the city of
Colfax. The right is reserved to
reject any or all bids.
By order of Board of Directors.
G. W. LARUE, President.
Gazette advertisers invite the patron
age of Gaxette readers.
Here are a few snaps well worth investigating. A^ er
our contracts expire on these places the owners will raise
the price, so look them up at once.
Xo. 271 240 acres 4 miles from River
iside, 225 acres in cultivation, 200 acres
fenced hog tight, 70 acres in crop all to pur
chaßer, 2 acres of orchard, poor buildings, r.
f. d., telephone, on county road; possession
May Ist. This is a snap.
Price $57.50 per acre.
Xo. 277—320 acres one mile from Dia
mond, all in cultivation, 200 acreo in fall
wheat, balance to be sown this spring, one
third to purchaser, fair buildings, watered
by well, possession at any time.
■ Price $55 per acre, easy terms
No. 290—280 acres four miles from St.
John, all in cultivation, 140 acres in spring
crop, one-half to purchaser; watered by
springs, well and stream; fair buildings;
possession October 1, 1910.
Price $52.50 per acre.
No. 291—320 acres four miles from Pull
man, 80 acres in crop all to purchaser,
watered by well and windmill, good build
ings, possession at once. This is one of the
finest places around Pullman.
Price $75 per aore.
$5000 cash, balance easy terms.
G. W. Larue & Co.
The Leading Real Estate Firm in Whitman County
rOur slogan for the past ten years has been
" Bargains for Buyers, and Buyers for Bargains."
SEND FOR OUR PRICE LIST
Offices in Fraternity Block, Colfax, Wash., and in the
Exchange National Bank Building, Spokane, Wash.
...A Strong Bank...
I The protection offered by any bank to its depositors is its
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, and the manner in
which the affairs of the institution are conducted and the
TiTe Colfax National Bank
has a surplus and undivided profits of more than $270,000.
It is under rigid government supervision, and its directors
I are men of ripe experience, sound judgment and undoubted
intregity. They are directors who direct, meeting often to
discuss the affairs of the bank and the building up of its busi
ness. is a statement of its condition made in
response to a call of the comptroller on November 16, 1909:
Loans and discounts and overdrafts $1,400,677 73
United States bonds 200*000 00
County and school warrants 12 343 29
Furniture and fixtures - . . . . 4,700 00
Real estate None
Due from banks $163,54K 99
Due from United States treasurer. 10,000 00
1 Cash in vaults 102,941 90 276,488 89
Capital stock $ 200,000 00
Surplus and profits , m 71 120 °3
National bank notes 200,000 00
Deposits 1 423,'p89 68
Colfax National Bank
Malleable Steel Ranges and
Are leaders in their respective classes, doing the work for which they
are designed economically and with the maximum of satisfaction F
heating purposes the Howard is a wonder, giving more heat for fuel
used than any other stove, and the Malleable Steel Ran«e hpaHa th«
• * I • & w uunUQ Lilt)
procession of cooking stoves.
SIMON DREIFUS & CO.
Dealers in all kinds of Hardware and Tinware, also the American
Field tence, the best made.
Corner Main and Wall Streets
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