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NO PURE RADIUM.
How the Precious Mineral Is Packed.
Sold to Scientists Only.
The sale of radium by the Austrian
state department which controls its
production, baa now been placed on a
More or less permanent footing. The
chief difficulty encountered baa been
to lind a suitable way of packing the
precious mineral, but the experts of
the Vienna Physical Institute have at
last, devised a satisfactory way of
Pure radium, of course, cannot be
obtained. But what is sold as radium
is really a chemical compound known
as radium barium chloride. Of this
then.; are three different grades in the
market. The preparation is Inclosed
In a so called radium cell, a round
rapsuie one and seven-eighths baches
In diameter and three-quarters of an
Inch long. This capsule is inclosed in
a screw tube made of nickeled brass,
•with a lead bottom, in which there Is
a little sunken square, which serves to
hold the speck of radium.
The cell or capsule itself is sealed
by a mica (date, which obviates the
necessity of opening it when in actual
use. All tubes are carefully numbered,
tnd each bears an official stamp- Pro
spective buyers may note that it is not
money alone that buys radium. It
is only scientific institutes and saTants
of repute who are eligible as pur
In every case so far the sales have
been made to buyers personally or
their direct representatives, sent ex
pressly to Vienna for the purpose. It
is not surprising that in the case of a
product worth $2.37.">,000 an ounce the
strict rule is "shipment at buyers'
New Process of Treatment Invented In
Consul John F. Jewell of Melbourne
submits the following report concern
ing a new method of treating wood
•which has been invented and tried
With in i!i success in Australia:
The "essential part of the Powell
•wood process consists iv boiling the
wood and allowing it to cool and ab
sorb a saccharine solution, after which
it is dried, rendering the wood thor
oughly seasoned within a few days
after ratting, increasing its strength
and stopping all warping and shrink
ing. The sap in the wood is driven
out and replaced by an antiseptic.
owing to the saccharine solution boil
ing at a higher temperature than wa
ter, thus making the wood Impervious
to dry rot and to the attacks of -white
ants and other parasites which prey
on ordinary lumber.
Daring the past four years a num
ber of pieces of lumber were tested by
the government of Western Australia
in localities where white ants are very
numerous. In one of the tests two
pieces of lumber were used, one treat
ed and the other untreated. The treat
ed piece remained sound, while the
untreated one was destroyed.
A HINT ABOUT SAWS.
How Dished Circular Saws May Be
A number of thirty inch circular
saws of No. 10 gauge st...k in some
way became disbud ur saucer shaped
so much that the teeth were about two
Inches out of the plane of the center.
writes a correspondent of Popular
Mechanics. The saws were placed
one at a time on a perfectly flat sur
face with the concave side down and
a heateil circular piece of cast iron
weighing about four pounds set on the
The center drew down flat In a
few minutes, and then the iron was
removed. one thinj» noticed was that
when the heated iron was left on after
the saw had drawn down flat it would
bow up or disli again <>n the opposite
side and leave the concave on the up
per side. This method may be ap
plied In many cases. For instance,
slender pieces which have warped In
handling so as to seem entirely of no
use may be quickly and accurately
straightened by laying on a hot plate
with v heated piece on top of them.
A Definition cf Eugenics.
Tlio word eugenics is now applied
to the general movement led by dis
tinguished physi< ians and sociologists
toward lnt< Ilii i • rt< i culture. Thia
generati in has rec .jmized that the
bm*' gol an h ■■ _■- is the
greatest of all st< pa In the progress of
civilization. Heredity and environ
ment mold the individual. Eugenics
stan Is for 1 ■ le of heredity
«"d ' it children shall be well
born in the sense that they shall i
into the world with the birthright of
health. While the campaign to pro
vent Infant mortality represents organ
ised effort to Improve environment
eugenics Is the foundation principle
upon which all humanitarian reforms
Half Section of Land Sold.
Fred S. Ratliff & Co. report the sale
this week of the Homer Allen half section
ot land near Dusty to A. A. Scholtz at
$45 an acre. This is a fine body of land
and is considered a good buy.
Bids Asked for Bridge Building.
The county comiesioners were in session
part ol the week, transacting mostly
routine business. The auditor was di
rected to advertise for the construction
of two more bridges, the Cooper lake
bridge being one.
Shirkey dt Glaaer, graduate opticians.
It will pay you to read Ciasette Ad-.
SOCIAL SIDE OF COLFAX.
The Eastern Star social club gave a
very pleasant party at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. L. Sohmuck last Friday even
ing. The game of five hundred furnished
diversion, and Mrs. Tifft and Miss Myrtle
Erwin were winners of the prizes for most
progressions. Refreshments were served.
Mrs. William Lippitt entertained a
email company of lady friends on Wednes
day afternoon at a very pleasant thimble
party. The guests brought their sewing
and the early part of the afternoon was
devoted to that, and later a delicious
three-course luncheon was served. Mrs
Lippitt was assisted by her daughter,
Miss Rose, who, during the afternoon,
favored the guests with several musical
Coal Company Will Profit.
Advices from Lethbridge, B. C, re
ceived|here this week by the officers of
Durham Collieries, Limited, a coal com
pany in which many Palouee country
people are interested, are to the effect
that the Canadian Pacific railway is sur
veying a line east from Carmingary to
the Stafford coal mine and onto Medicine
Hat. The Stafford mine, which is the
oldest producer in the Little Bow River
district, was recently acquired by the
Durhamjcompany, and the opening of
outside markets by the building of a
railroad to it means much to the com
pany. Other valuable coal deposits and
a large area of wheat lands will be
opened up by the building of the railroad.
Carrie Nation Coming to Colfax.
Carrie Nation will be in Colfax tomor
row forenoon, speaking in the Baptist
church some time between 10 and 12
o'clock. She comes from Palouse here,
speaking there tonight. A small admip
sion fee will be charged, but that's noth
ing to see a celebrity like Carrie Nation.
It is not thought Bhe will follow the ex
ample set by the Buss's and make a grand
stand play with pistols, although she
may bring her little hatchet. Chief
Mackay when told that Carrie—the only
Carrie—was coming, turned pale and
trembled, but only for a moment, and
said he would be prepared.
James A. White Laid to Rest.
James A. White, the Pleasant valley
farmer who dropped dead iaet week, was
buried Sunday in Steptoe cemetery, it
being one of the largest funerals ever
seen in the county. The Masonic lodge
of Colfax attended in a body, going on
the Inland train at the noon hour, the
train on the return being held at Steptoe
till 3 p. m. to give the members ample
time to fulfill their obligations to the
dead. Rev. J. S. Budlong of Colfax
officiated. The church at Steptoe could
not hold half of the people present,
frieuds and neighbors in the surrounding
country being there in force.
The Whitman County Fair.
At a meeting of the Whitman County
Fair Association, held last Friday, the
following officials were elected for the en
suing year:^J'hilip W. Cox, president ;
Charles E. Scriher, William Lippitt and
Charles L, MacKenzie, directors. John
H. Bloom, having made euch a success
of the fair last year, was again selected
manager. The fair this year will be
from September 26 to October 2 inclus
ive. The pavilion and many of the
sheds carried away by the fl )od waters
of March 1 will be replaced with some
thing better and more durable.
Bad Blood and Bad Whiskey.
Charles VV. Slocum of St. John was
before Justice Doolittle Tuesday and
fined $75 and costs for assault on M. S.
Phillips, the complaining witness. Both
are young men living at St. John. It
seems to be a case of bad blood existing
between them for some time. Slocum
was put under bonds for six months to
keep the peace. Complaint was tiled here
and Slocum brought over by Deputy
Sheriff Roberts. It is to be hoped the
young men ;will bury the hatchet and
improving Main Street.
To temporarily improve Main street,
the permanent improvement of the
thoroughfare being held up awaiting the
solution of the river channel problem,
the crushed rock and gravel left bare by
the tlood is being raked up and carted
off, making the whole street, instead of
a narrow track through the middle of it,
available for traffic. The material re
moved is being dumped near the city
building for future use. A eteam roller
will be used to level and pack the new
surface of the street.
Marriage licenses have been issued by
the county auditor to the following :
Charles F. Klossner and Bessie L.
Lakin, both of Pullman.
Henry Sevier and Almira M. Lakin,
bosh of Pullman,
Archibald C. Smith of Mabton and Zoe
Belle McKenzie of Pullman.
" There's Millions in It."
The rain that commenced Wednesday
evening came at the right time and will
be of inestimable value to the Palome
country, farmers, particularly, desiring
it. People having gardens and lawns
also welcomed the needed rain. Wel
come to the glorious rain. As Colonel
S^lWs would say, "There's millions in it."
Reed, Ripley & Co., Phone Main 11, do
all kinds of hauling.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 6. 1910
Ray Is Again Convicted.
Charles B. Ray of Texas City was found
gu'lty in the superior court Wednesday
morning by a jury of having received
Btolen freight at Texas City (also known
as Lewiston Junction). Notice of apperl
was» given and his bond of $1500 was
raised to $3000 pending appeal. Fred
Barton, Jesse Grant and Joe Miller have
been serving time io the county nil for
taking freight from unsealed cars, it be
ing the custom not to seal cars loading
along Snake river until Riparia was
reached. These men were witnesses
against Ray, he being the purchasing
agent (wheat mostly) at a small price.
Ray has been before the courts for re
ceiving stolen goods and for bootlegging
almost continuously for months, paying
several fines for the last named offense.
Andrew A. Hutton, who lives six miles
south of this place, died Tuesday of tv
berculosis. Mr. Hutton had recently
come from lowa in the hope of benefiting
bis health. He leaves a wife and one
child, a boy of about 14 years of age.
A peculiar circumstance in connection
with this case is that Dr. Divine, who
was to give a lecture in the M. E. church
Sunday eveniDg on the subject of "Tv
berculosis," was given a call just prior
to the time for church services, urging
him to come to the Hutton home. The
audience were disappointed, the speaker
attending a cane of the kind on which
he was to speak.
The baseball diamond on the picnic
grcunds has received a thorough over
hauling, the diamond being scraped and
the outfield mowed, making it one of the
fastest grounds in the county. The first
game will be played Sunday between
Garfield and Elberton.
W. B. Peoples is erecting a modern
cottage on bis lots on Main street. He
will occupy it as a home.
Mayor J. W. Berkstreseer was a Colfax
Guy Davis has gone to Husum, where
he will engage in the logging business.
Mrs. A. R. Met z and children are spend
ing the week with relatives and friends
Road Foreman J. M. Bodine has
started work in his district. The work
would have been started sooner but
teams were not available as farm work
took all that could be secured.
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
Church of the Good Samaritan (Epis
copal), Rev. J, S. Budlong, rector, resi
dence 1022 Meadow street—Service
every Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Sunday school 12:15 p. m. No evening
service until further notice.
Next Sunday morning the rector will
deliver a sermon appropriate to "Moth
First Methodist EpiHeopal church, Rev.
J. P. Barker, pastor—Regular services
at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday
school at 9:45 a. in.
At the morning Hervice "Mothers' Day"
will be observed «ud each person attend
ing is rtquested to wear a whi'e earna
tion or other white flower iv honor of
mother. The pastor will take as the
subject of his eermon, "Your Morher's
Apron Strings." The Knights of King
Arthur and the Queen Esther Society
will have charge of the service.
Congregational church, Rev. J. Her
bert Bainton, pastor—Services at 11 a.
m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday school at 10
a. m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m.
The usual services will be held in the
United Presbyterian church. "Mothers'
Diy" will be observed at the morning
session. Every one attending is request
ed to wear a white flower. Mrs «V. J.
Windus will sing, "No Love Is Like a
Mother's." In the evening the subject
will be, "The Place of Self Denial in the
Christian Life." Mrs. Balsiger will sing
Baptist church, IW. W. T. McGann,
pastor —Services at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p.
m. Sunday school at 10 a. m., young
people's meeting at 6:30 p. m.
North Colfax Methodist Episcopal
Church—Sunday school at 2:30 p. m.
Preaching service at 3:30 p. m.
Christian Science Church—Services at
11 a.m., Sunday and 8:00 p. m., Wednes
St. Patrick's church (Catholic), Rev.
Father Le Houx, priest—Regular services
every Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a. m. Sun
day School at 2:30 p. m.
German Lutheran church, supplied by
Rev. Aug. Tr. Uraebener— Preaching ser
vice every 2d and 4th Sunday. Religions
instruction every 2d and 4th Saturday
afternoon. Sunday pchool every Sun
day from U to 10. Service commences
at 10 o'clock. Everybody cordially in
Coal Firm Changes Management.
The Johnson & John^ou coal business
has been sold to Charles F. Bensel of this
city, who took charge May 2 Mr. Ben
pel has been a resident of Whitman
county for several years, coming with
the highest recommendations possible.
Any patronage extended to Mr. Bensel
by our former customers, as well as
others, will be greatly appreciated.
All accounts due the Johnson & John
eon company, as well as accounts due
by them, must be presented and settled
by June 10, 1910. John-on & Johnson.
Will Entertain Their Friends.
The Epworth League of the Methodist
church will entertain their friends at the
residence of Mrs. A. It. Braehear this
(Friday) evening. A small admission
will be chargt-'d, the proceeds to go to
ward repaiiing the League's room at the
church. All are invited.
Seven beautiful new eepia tone Colfax
post cards are the latest arrivals. Two
new views of the picturesque North Pa
-1 >use river, one of Martha Washington,
a street view of the Fraternity block,
one of Sreptoe Butte, the Main street
school, and St. Patrick's Catholic church.
2 for sc, 25c dozen, postpaid to any ad
dress. The Elk Drug Store, Colfax, We.
Pure Freeh Lawn Grass Seed, Import
ed Alfalfa Seed, and I. B. Harris Ox
Heart Csrrot Seed, at the Colfax Imple
ment Co., Colfax, Wn.
Vr j '^r^ a W
■ ■ I* I /a r^l ■
"The finest the market affordn " Thnt
sentence describes the excellence «nd
completeness of our stock of Sprine V«"g
etables We h>»vp on ha^rl dnilv the
following: Celery, Asparagus, Spinlch,
Rhubarb, Green Onious, Lettuce,
Radishes. Tomatoes, etc* If a pood
grocer should carry it, whether in vege
tables or fancy and staple groceries,
you'll find it at
Phone IV"t Wheelhouse & Erwin,
Main • *- Proprietor*
SUMMER'S GLARING SUN
is very trying to thp eyeg. You should
wear a pair of mnoked glasses. The rim
Uss oneH are all the rage. We csn sup
ply your nepdh in that Hue in the most
satisfactory manner. We examiue your
eyes and fit you with glasses in accord
ance with scientific principles. Every
thing in optical goods at notably low
prices, and warranted.
Parr's Jewelry Store
Mrs. W. D Parr, Jeweler and Optician
319 Main Strpet fOLFAX
_c—: — *» \< » Jr.T|\
No Use Arguing
We haven't time for that ; work if
You couldn't get better service or a
more efficient mill for this year; be sure
tou lay in the bent roller feed that you
Carley's Roller Feed Mill
It's guarant'^d to be the best —re-
quires but trifling attention and is an
exceptional money maker and saver.
Let ub show you.
Do you want a 320 acre home
stead near main line of Great
Northern? Fine climate and soil.
Everything grows, plenty of water,
no frosts. Write
O. J. HANSEN & CO.
for free information.
) In Standard Old Line Company. <
H. E. FUNSTON \
\ ROSALIA - - WASHIMGTOJiJ
We Haul Everything
Reed, Kipley & Co.
EXPBESS AND DKAYKEN
Office at Ripley Pharmacy
Phonp Main 11
Is read by people whom
the advertiser desires to
reach with his announce
Dr. Kino* of Spokane
rpke Bensel Fuel Co.
m (Successor to Johnson & Johnson)
All Kinds of
wood m coal
Chas. F. Bensel, Prop., Phone Main 401
FARM AND GARDEN TOOLS
r *. jr^mm ——^*""S\ are wa't'ng Or those who are in need
-jfmJf^f) °^ t'"lu 'n my superior stock of haul
UU yU <Ttv^ wP rk ware. I have everything that the
# ' .X i//^V / farmer and gardener uses in this line,
\ / »vX rt' ''^ \/ °^ ne eß^ manufacture. 1 will sup-
<V'""^ts^t^JiA P'y y°u afc prices that will give you
Jm\ r~*^>ViA\ —= — l\ k the best for your money to be found
wMsSujl E. R. Barroll
l^S~ y^^tea^k"*^"^*»=y i/S Successor to Barroll &, Mohney.
A Certainty--Not a Guess
The values we give you in Enainelware,
Glassware. Open Stock China ware and
Kitchen Needs. Inspect our new line of*
Baseball Goods and School Supplies, . ..
GarflHhl, Wash." XllC NOVelt^
Hutchison's Art Studio
Picture Frames, Art Supplies
R. R. Hutchison, Commercial Photographer Endicott
We Make Our
a sprcial feature of our busi
ness anil guarantee the neatest
and most durable workman
ship on all articles entrusted
to our care.
Watch Cleaning & Repairing
is done by the most (skilled
and experienced workman and
the very best of work is the
certain result, if you leave
your watch, clock or jewelry
iv our bands for repairs.
Shirkey & Glaser
LEADING JEWELERS a.vi> OPTICIANS
"At the Sign of the Street Clock" COLFAX
M. A. Rose
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
Reed, Ripley & Co., transfer. Phone
Low Round Trip
May 2nd and Oth
June 2nd, 17th anrl 24th
July sth and 22nd
Chicago St. Louis
Kansas City St. Paul
on through electric lighted trains.
Fur further information regarding
rates, bprths, reservations, etc., apply
to local agent or write
J. J. SCHERR, T. P. A.
701 Riverside Aye.. Spokane, Wash.
for Summer Tourists
.Spokane & Inland Empire
and G. N. By. or N. P. Ry. from
Special round trip tickets on sale May 2 and
9, June 2, 17 and \:4, July 5 and 22, August 3,
September 8 and 22. Good for return withiu
From all points on Spokane <& Inlaul
To St. Paul 5 60 00
To Chicago n 50
To St. Louis 67 50
To New York 10s 50
and other eastern points proportionately low
For full information
ASK INLAND AGENT
("all up Main 11 for prompt trJB