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THE COLFAX GAZETTE.
FOURTH ANNUAL HOIk SHOW IN
COLFAX SATURDAY—BIB CROWDS
Heavy Draft Animals, Including Shires,
Clydes, Percherons and Belgians-
Saddle and Driving Horses.
The fourth annual horse show in Col
fax last Satnrday called forth an im
mense throng from all parts of the
county, and the number of equines in
line and on exhibition exceeded the ex
pectations of the most enthusiastic. It
is evident that the horße show has not
only come to stay, but will be one of the
attractions drawing people together to
see the bent there is in horse flesh in the
htate of Washington. The remark was
general Saturday that no finer animals
were ever seen in line, here or elsewhere.
They represented all classes and condi
tions —the heavy draft, including Shires,
Clydes, Percherons and Belgians, many
of them imported direct from tne old
country ; coach, driving, saddle and
racing horse*—an assemblage of equines
that would be hard to duplicate. It was
a reminder of what we possess in Whit
man county. Of course it was not a-11
It would probably be impossible to get
all in line on such an occasion, owners
being compelled to attend to other mat
ters at such time, but it was a grand dis
play and the interest will grow.
The parade started at 2 p. m. John
Wicks of Almota, mounted on his beau
tiful chestnut sorrel riding horse, acted
George L. Strevy and Mayor Lippitt
occupied the first carriage, Mr. Strevy
holding the ribbons on one ol George
Palmer's tine horses.
James Martin occupied the second
carriage, driving "Garvin Wilkes," a
pacer, one of the Jesse horses.
Then came the college band of Pull
man, discoursing inspiriug music and
lending delight to the day's proceedings
Followiug the baud came Ernest Kin
caid, driving "Miss M. O," Kentucky
J.C. Monahau followed driving "Eagle,"
If a beautiful, proud, high stepping Hauibk
Charles E. Scriber brought up the rear
of carriages driving one of his fine
Then cnme horses and mules in line ex
tending almost the entire length of Main
street from the court house to the south
end bridge. The sidewalks were lined
with people, while every window, door
way and vantage point wan occupied
with enthusiastic sightseers. The occa
Bion might have been taken for "circus
day" judging from the number of people
in town and the enthusiasm displayed.
A Register Is Demanded.
Now that the horse show is a fixture
certain changes in the management of
prime importance should be attended to
before the next event takes place. One
that we desire to mention at this time is
this: A large and full register for the
registry of all animals should be pro
vided. This should be a book, carefully
prepared, giving the name, size, color
and pedigree of the animal entered, as
well as the name of the owner, and such
other details as may be deemed advis
able to place on record. Newspapermen
could then go to this register and secure
all the information necessary, as well as
desirable, to be given the public, and not
trust to the happy-go-lucky style that
now prevails. Under the present system
the iafonnatioD secured about horse
tie'sli in meager, anil frequently results in
many beiog overlooked. It isinjpo^ible
to get full and reliable information among
a lot of dancing fquines on the street.
Besides, the register would be a perma
nent record for easy reference Thewri •
hereby agrees to formulate such a regis
ter if authorized to do so, and Martin J.
Maloney, mine host of the Hotel Colfax.
is authority for the statement that he
will see that the book is paid for. And
as money is said to make the mare go
that ought to settle the matter. How
ever, it should not go over until another
Those having in charge the horse show
this year are to be congratulated on the
success of their work.
Horses and Mules in Line.
Charles Losey, Colfax, French coach;
dark bay; weighs 1255 pounds. Im
ported from France 9 yearn ago.
Torranee & Palmer, Colfax R. F. D. 4,
imported Belgian; weighs just a ton;
dark bay, aged 4 years. Imported from
Elmer Gentry, Colfax, gray Percheron.
Frank Crampton, SpriDg tint, import
ed bay Percheron; 9 years old.
H Johnson, bay Percheron.
Bob McNeilly, Colfax, brown Percheron.
B M Rogers, Colfax, pacing horse.
M Freeman, Colfax, registered bay
Shire, weighs 1800 pounds, imported
from lowa, 6 years old.
T S Frost, Rebel flat, gray PercheroD,
weighs 1700 pound*, 4 years old, im
ported from France.
B F Smith, 2-year-old gray Percheron,
weight 1200 pouode.
J F Hunt, Mockonema, "Prince," Shire
and Clyde, 3 years old, dark bay, weight
Frank Crampton, Colfax, bay Per
cheron mare and colt.
J C Monaban, Colfax, "Eagle," Hamble
tonian driving horse.
Josiah CramptoD, Union flat, yearling
M Freeman, Colfax, two 4 year old
mules, large size, weight 2800 pounds.
Frank Freeman, black 2 year old stand
ard bred horse.
L W Follis, Garfield, French coach,
dark brown, weight 1465 pounds, 9
years old; crossed the water four years
ago from France.
' Pandour," Belgian stallion, owned by
a company at Gartield; beautiful chest
nut, weighs 2150 pounds; came from the
Palo Alto farm, California.
Hollingsworth & Son, German coach,
brown in color, weighs 1540 pounds,
Kizer Brothers, Colfax, black Perche
ron, 3 years old, weight 1690 pounds.
Kizer Brothers, mare and colt; mare
half Percheron, colt % Percheron.
Fred Willoughby, Albion, black
Hambletouian saddle horse, pacer, 8
years old, weighs 1200 pounds.
John Wicks, Almota, riding horse,
"Clifford" and "Major Buford," trot
ters, dark brown in color, from the stud
of horses of F. E. White at the county
"Dick," Charles E. Scriber'a dark brown
trotter, a beautiful young animal now
W J Hamilton, Colfax, four mules 4
years oid each, weight 1400 pounds each.
R M Ryan, Colfax, "Duke," Hamble
toniao, 1300 pounds.
Robert McNeilly, Shire, 7 years old,
MeClure & Crampton, Colfax, "Millo,"
imported black Percheron, 9 years old,
Charles Johnson, Colfax, " Duke,"
French Percheron, 9 years old, 1800
Fort & Gentry, Rebel flat, gray Per
cheron, 8 years old, 1850 pounds.
Johnson Bros, Colfax, "Snide," 12
years old, 1200 pounds, racer, 22^
record, Denmark stock.
G S Mood, Pulouse, bay coach, 4 years
old, 1500 pounds.
Young & Harveson, Colfax, Hamble
tonian, 7 years old, 1100 pounds, stands
10 hands high, and took the blue ribbon
at Spokane, Walla Walla and Wilbur.
Jones & Peterson, Colfax, "Yamhill,"
Shire, 10 years old, 1800 pounds.
Jones & Peterson, 2 yearlings, full
blood Shire, 1100 pounds each.
Jones & Peterson, Colfax, "Maggie,"
grade, 2 years old, 1350 pounds.
B F Smith, Steptoe, 2 year-old Per
cheron, 1200 pounds.
J R Lee, Colfax, "Biaeknian," Per
cheron, 7 years old, 1050 pounds.
G M Miller, imported French Percheron
"LeLoyr," 7 years old, 1855 pounds.
Albion Suffolk Horse Association,
Albion, " Haymaker," 3 years old. 2020
1 N Horton, La Crosse, "Bob," Shire,
7 years old, 1900 pounds.
J M Suiali, Albion, "Nig," Percheron,
5 years old, 1900 pounds.
E L Kirkland, Diamond, "Black Duke,"
Percheron, 10 years old, 1865 pounds.
FA Askings, Colfax, "Sberidan," Shire,
5 years old, 1800 pounds.
A M Aruick, Colfax, "Garvin Wilkes,"
Standard, 2:18, 8 years old.
A M Amick, Colfax, "Baby Girl," pacer,
4 years old.
E C Enniß, Colfax, "King,"' Clyde, 4
years old, 1750 pounds.
E C Ennis, Colfax, "Teddy," Clyde, 5
years old, 1800 pounds.
G W Pa'.mpr, Colfax, "Major," trotter,
4 years old, 1200 pounds.
J C Wicks, Almota, Gilt Edge Ken
tucky Whip saddle horse, chestnut sorrel,
E L Jessel, Colfax, "Antram," trotter,
E L Jessel, Colfax, "Lady A," trotter,
sired by Antram, 2 years old.
E C Hickman, Almota, "Cap," Clyde,
11 years old, 1700 pounds.
C F Kennoyer, La Crosse, "Cap Cox,"
Percheron, 4 jeare old, 1800 pounds.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY «, 1910
COURT HOUSE CLOCK IN PLACE
Tones of Bell Sweet and Clear—ln
dicator Correct Time.
The people of Colfax and viemity heard
the firnt noted of the court hou-e clock
bell at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
and Hince then the sweet tunes of the
bell have been heard regularly eacQ hour
of the day. The Gazette last week de
scribed in full the size and workings of
the great clock. The clock came from
the factory of the E. Howard Co. of
Boston, manufacturers of the Howard
watch, which has a reputation for worth
the world over, their reputation for good
watches extending as well to mammoth
clocks, they having installed them in
most o fthe cities of the American Union.
The bell weighs 1107 pounds, and when
the great gong or hammer strikes its side
the tone that comes from it is clear and
sweet—almost as munical as a lute.
There is nothing harsh or clanging about
it, which might be expected from bo large
a bell. We are not advised at this writ
ing the distance it can be beard, but it is
expected to carry sound several miles.
If so it will be a welcome sound to a
large constituency. The hands on the
dial, eight in number, facing the four
points of the compass, can be s en from
most parts of the city. The dials are
six feet in diameter.
ELECTRIC LIGHTING PLANT.
Washington Water Power Co. Sue-
ceeds Codd &. MacKenzie.
Codd & MacKuDzie have sold all their
right, title and interest in the electric
lighting and power plant in Colfax to
the Washington Water Power Co. of
Spokane, the new owners taking posses
sion Monday morning. Fred B. Fan
torn, a young man who has been in the
employ of the water power company in
Spokane for several years, is in charge of
the local service and will remain. M. C.
Oriborn, commercial agent of the Wash
ington Water Co., is also here this week.
Both gentlemen, in conversation with a
representative of The Gazette Tuesday,
stated that the service in Colfax would
be improved wherever and whenever pos
Bible. It is also the purpose of the new
owners to maintain the efficiency and
fair dealing carried out by Codd & Mac-
Kenzie. The plant will be renovated in
several particulars. As most readers
know the juice comes from Spokane,
with an auxiliary plant here run by
steam to be used in case of necessity.
This plant will doubtless be maintained
as of yore.
Colfax will not lose either Codd or Mac-
Kenzie, who have large property inter
ests here and hereabouts, and will
continue to be one of us.
COLFAX HIGH '10 SENIORS.
Will Present Class Play at Ridge-
way, Tuesday, May 10.
It is the hope of the senior class of the
Colfax High school that the verdict after
the class play on Tuesday evening, May
10, will be "A good play, I enjoyed it,"
not the customary phrase, "A very gond
production, for amateurs." Every effort
is being exerted by both cast and trainers
to make the play a success in every way.
Whatever the result be in financial
lines, and there should be a full bouse for
the object is worthy, there can but good
results come to the members of the cast
from the work done. No one can read
or work on Dickens' "The Cricket on the
Hearth" without being impressed and
elevated by the beautiful sentiments of
this little drama of the home.
The Eligh school declamation contest,
held in the assembly room last Tuesday
evening, was participated in by five con
testants, all acquitting themselves cred
itably. Miss Winifred Windua was ad
judged winner and represented the Col
fax High school in the contest held at
Whitman College last evening. Johe
Newman was given second place, giving
his declamation with excellent effect.
The other contestants were Miss Hazel
Powell, Robprt Howard and Glenn Hunt
Miss Windus went to Walla Walla
Wednesday and the Colfax High school
has occasion for pride in her as repre
rentative in the Whitman College con
test. Accompanying her were Professor
Sheets and the track team composed of
Sam Morrison, Abner Mejers, Arthur
Goff and Zich Casseday, who will take
part in the meet.
Another Pioneer Crosses the Divide.
OlareDce S. Davis, an old resident of
Whitman county, departed this life in
Colfax Monday, aeed 50 years. He was
a eon of "Casbup" Davis, whose name
will be forever associated with the his
tory of Steptoe butte. He came to this
county with his parents in 1872, the
family settling where St. John now
stands, afterwards locating at the base
of Steptoe butte, which landmark was
acquired. Mr. Davis leaves two chil
dren, cix brothers and four sisters. In
terment took place Wednesday in Step
toe cemetery, under the auspices of the
Woodmen of the World.
Dr. King of Spokane, at Dr. B oneon's
office Friday, May 13. Attend to your
OF SOUTH PALOUSE
Meeting Held Tuesday After
noon Sets Ball Rolling.
E. H. Stratton, Spokane Engineer,
Has Been Employed by City and
Will Investigate River Channel
and Other Engineering Business.
The matter of straightening, widening
and deepening the channel of the South
Palouee river through the corporate
limits of Co I fax came up for considera
tion Tuesday afternoon at the meeting
called by the mayor for the various in—
terestß to come together and talk over
the question. The meeting was held in
the council chamber.
It was a representative body, many of
the citizens of Colfax attending, in ad
dition to those specially invited to come
in an official capacity. The mayor and
cty council of Colfax were there; the
commissioners of Whitman county; com
mittee representing the Commercial Club
of Colfax; Waldo G. Paine, general traffic
manager, and A. M. Lupfer, chief en
gineer, both of Spokane, representing the
Inland Empire electric road; W. C. Con
ley, assistant superintendent Washing
ton division, and J. L. Robb, chief en
gineer Washington division, 0 R. & N.
railroad; also M. P. Miller of Moscow,
The meeting noon resolved iteely into
an informal discussion of the question,
all agreeing that something munt be
done and all expressing a wish to aid in
the good work. Mayor Lippitt presided.
John N. Pickrell was the priueipal
speaker, representing the Commercial
Club, outlining the straightening of the
channel of the river and other work to
be done heretofore given in tbeee column".
Charles L. MaeKeDzie and Charles R
Scriber also expressed their views in
brief. J. R. Ruply, chairman of the
board of county commissioners, when
called upon for a statement, remurked
that Whitman county had lost over 50
bridges of large size, several of them
steel structures, during the high water of
March, und the commissioners had their
hands full to replace these. Anything
the commissioners could do within reason
would be done. Definite plans, however,
must be given.
Engineer Appointed to Report.
Perhaps Mr. Lupfer, of the Iniaurl com
pany, struck the right key when he
pointed out that a competent engineer
had not been consulted, and there were
no plans, specifications or figures laiil
before them, therefore this meeting had
nothing in shape that it could handle.
He suggested that the city employ a
competent engineer—one entirely disin
terested and disassociated from all inter
ests represented—to report at a future
meeting, outlining from an engineering
point of view what could be done, then
all could come together and say whether
or no it would be acceptable. This view
was acquiesced in, and Mayor Lippitt
said he would call a meeting of the
council and secure a competent engineer.
Later in the day it was givpn out that
E. H. Stratton, an engineer of Spokane,
had bepn employed by the city, and
4 Mil i
would inveNtinHte the matter of the river
channel as well as report on conveying
; the water from Ulenwooil springH by th"
gravity system. Thin is a move in the
: right diiection, two birds being killed
j with one stone.
At the meeting Tuen(l«y af'ernoon Mr.
Paine stated that his ro«d had been
d tm^gpd f200,000 by the flood water*
of the lut of March; also that it wan the
intention of his company to extend the
road to Pullman and beyond, and the
question of depot facilities in Colfax, as
well as right-of-way through town wan
a matter of great importance to them.
The railway officials expressed them
selves willing to come at a future meet
ing to be called, when the report of En
gineer Stratton will be laid before them
and we will know more definitely whe •
we "are at."
HAVE SECURED GOOD CLAIMS
Former Colfaxites Get the Best on
Coeur d'Alene Reservation.
The Gazette is pleased to announce
that several Whitman county people
have succeeded in securing valuable
claims on the Coeur d'Alene Indian res
ervation. Mrs. Mary Louise Teall, until
recently a resident of Colfax, has secured
one of the most valuable claims on the
reservation, according to the statement
of one who has been all over the reserva
tion and knows what be is talking about,
i It is on the St. Joe river, about two
miles above Chatcolet, known as " Mis
sion Point," a sightly view-point that
will attract all travelers going up or
I down the river. It is one, so we are told,
I if she holds on to will eventually make
; her rich. The location is an orchard
i proposition, 12 feet above high water,
watered by a spring which can be con
veyed to any pnrt of the piace. Mission
Point is a place to conjure with, Mrs
Teall being congratulated upon her good
John Swendig, a young man well
j known in Cnlfax, drew No. 33, and se
j cured land 1% miles back on the hill from
j Mrs. Teall's, bis land being all rich
! alluvial soil and will make him a valu
able farm when submitted to the plow
He is also to be congratulated.
( Miss Ella Malouey of Spokane, who
j taught school in Colfax last year and
| resigned after the drawing to take parr
I in making a selection, holding No. o, has
' located on land one mile from Harrison
We are not advised as to the desirability
of the location, but presumably it ie all
John F. Goldberg of Tekoa, No. 48,
secured a good claim on Indian creek,
back of Tekoa.
Itoecoe R. Fullerton of Olympia, a
former Colfax boy and son of Judge Ful
lerton of the supreme court, who drew
No. 32, selected land in township 48
Slept Peacefully in a Field.
Little Helen Amos, three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tweed Amos,
formerly of Colfax, was one of a pair of
baby girls who strayed from their homes
at Fenn, Idaho, last Sunday, causing
general alarm and an anxious search by
citizens, mounted and on foot. Thty
were finally found, sleeping together in a
field two miles from town, exhausted by
their long tramp.
George W. Clous, optician, will again
visit Colfax, Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday, May 19, 20 and 21. and may dp
found at Ripley's Pharmacy. Will ex
amine your eyes without charge and tit
them to your perfect satisfaction. If
V>u need glasses or new lenses in yonr
frames, it will pay you to see him. All
THE RISING TIDE.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WITH CITY'S BUSINESS
Water From Glenwood Springs
Soon to Reach Here.
Will Take Four Weeks to Install the
Pump, Prepare Mains, Enlarge
and Wall Up Springs Before Wa
ter Can Be Pumped to Reservoir.
City council met in rppnlar Bepnion
Monday night, Mayor Lippitt and all
cotiDcilmen present but l'errine and
Hut little business nf impurtance came
before the meeting.
The petition of Richard P. Margrave
and others for parking South Main street
was poßtponed to June 6.
Thin being the night Het for hearing
objections, if any, to the improvement of
Main and other streets in the south end,
none were presented.
City Engineer Murray was given until
May 16 to file estimates of cost of pro
posed improvements on Main and Mill
J. C. Monaban was granted liquor
license, it being the first to come within
the $1000 license fee demanded under the
H. R. McEvers made application to be
appointed city poundmaster, which, on
motion, was laid on the table.
The CoUhx Gazette was dtclared to be
the city official paper.
The Glenwood Springs.
The # most important matter that came
before the council was that relating to
the Glenwood springs. The Gazette last
week told about this and what we might
expect in the near future.
Mayor Lippitt caused to be read Mon
day night the contract entered into by
him, ou behalf of the city, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Mitchell, whereby the city
secures all the water flowing from several
springs, for a period of 99 yearn at a
rental of §3~> per year, which is expected,
to supply more than enough pure spring
water for all wants for all time. The
mayor's action in signing this lease was
confirmed by the council.
It was stated that it would take at
least four weeks to install a pump,
prepare the mains, enlarge and wall up
the springs before water could be taken
to the reservoir above town. The pump
nt (Ilenwood is to force the water where
the mains are laid over several ridges, it
being the ultimate purpose to change the
mains at these plucks, letting the water
reach town by the gravity system, to be
emptied into the tank at the pumping
station, and from there pumped into the
reservoir above town. The pump at this
end is now run by steam, but electricity
can be employed.
Our people should not get too impa
tient for water. Lawns generally sadly
need water, but there is no more coming
down from Elberton than is needed for
domestic uses, figuring on a reserve for
use in case of fire.
Wheu the springs at Glenwood are
opened up and the water gets here there
will be enough.it in confidently expected,
to meet all demands.
It was decided Monday night not to
allow the sprinkling of lawns for the
present. If possible to allow lawn
sprinkling before the water from Glen
wood is pumped this way the water
superintendent will eivp nnrire.
—Wacauley in New York World.