Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'The Colfax gazette. (Colfax, Wash.) 1893-1932, May 13, 1910, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Washington State Library; Olympia, WA
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
THiS COLFAX GAZETTE.
SELEGTED A CLASSIC
TO PRESENT PUBLIC
High School Students in "The
Cricket on the Hearth."
Ridgeway Theater Filled to Over
flowing Tuesday Evening--Cos
tuming and Stage Setting Very
Appropriate--Over $200 Clear.
The class of 1910, Coif ax High school,
bad a house tilled to overflowing last
Tuesday evening when they presented
their class play, "The Cricket on the
Hearth," at the New Ridgeway theater.
The young people were ambitious in
their selection of thin elastic an a means
of demonstrating their histrionic talents,
and the really heavy work of the play
was handled by the company with great
ability. Costuming and stage setting
were appropriate, and many of the sit
uations were strongly suggestive of the
illustrations in the works of Dickens.
The only bit of real comedy in the
play is in the character of Tillie Slowboy,
and this part was most cleverly bandied
by Miss Flattie Bakala. The character
of Dot, the heroine, was excellently in
terpreted by Mieß Helen Troy. Miss
Hazel Walmer and Mies Eva Kuhn as
Mrs. Fielding and her daughter May pre
sented their parts with ability, and Miss
Bessie Ferguson as Bertha, Caleb Plum
mer's blind daughter, acted the difficult
role to perfection.
The boys who were in the cast did well
in every instance. John Wilson as John
Perribingle, the carrier; Willie White as
the toy maker, Frank Newman as Caleb
Plummer, Harold Windus as Caleb's long
lost son, Roland Bainton as the porter,
and Winifred Codd and Harley Sain as
Dot's mother and father, all sustained
their parts with credit to themselves and
That the production was also a finan
ciai success is proven by the statement
that the gross receipts amounted to
about |340, Ipaving the snug sum of
about $ 240 after paying expensts In
former yean the major portion of the
proceeds from High school entertain
ments has gone to the athletic fund,
which will no doubt be the case in this
instance, for the particular reason that
the school board agreed to duplicate for
the fuud any amount raised by the stu
The Rest Room board wish to an
nouuce that another set of library books
has arrived. These books are subject to
a small fee per week from every one who
We regret that some of our business
men seem to imagine that the Rest Room
has become self-supporting and has no
further need of their contribution. Some
say that the farmers use it and should
pay for it. A poor way to boost your
town unless you wish to boost its busi
ness into some other locality. Colfax
needs the farmer, the farmer's wife needs
the Rest Room, and for an insignificant
Bum the needs of both may be met, to
the financial betterment of both. The
patriotic citizen sees the need of the Rest
Room and will do all in bis power to
make it a stable institution of his city.
Come one, come all, lend a hand and keep
a good thing going. Louise P. English,
president ol board.
Spokane Interstate Fair.
The 1910 premium list for the Spo-
kane Interstate Fair has juct been issued.
The lint of prizes offered is more liberal
that! ever before, und hd improvement
which will be appreciated by exhibitors
is the fact that separate prizjs are now
for irrigated and non-irrigated
fruit. Another inducement toexbibitoTS
is the I'ry Farming Exposition to be
held on the fair grounds daring fair we^k
in connection with the international Dry
Farming Congress. A separate list of
prizes is offered for the exhibits shown
in the Dry Farming Exposition, and ex
hibitors may compete for both their
priz°s and the regular fair prizes by
bringing double samples. Copies of the
complete premium list will be mailed
free on request to 11. H. Coegrove, Secre
tary, 217 Button Block, Spokane, Wash.
M. C. Church to Be Overhauled.
Rev. John P. Barker of the Colfax M.
E. church is authority for the statement
that extensive repairs will soon be under
way on the church building, the annex,
as well a«? the parsonage. The building
will be reshingled, repapered inside, as
well as new steps leading from the street
put in place. The overhauling will be
thoro»gh and extensive. The cost of
this will be about $500. Enough money
has been guaranteed to make the state
ment positive that the work will be
done, all of which is along the lines of
improvements going on all over the city
Reed. Ripley & Co., Phone Main 11, do
all kiode of hauling.
JUSTICE IS SWIFT THIS TIME
Tramp Assaults Little Girl--Gets
From 3 to 10 Years.
A tramp, who says his name is Thomas
Jones, was brought here from Tekc a
Sunday by Deputy Sheriff Cole on the
charge of having asuaulted a 10-year
old girl of that place by the name of
Hatel ('lark. Jones was seen by railroad
men engaged in switching cars, who
grabbed him and gave him a terrible
beating. Hazel was going from her
home on the west side of the 0. R. & N
tracks into the busimss section of town
on an errand. This was early Saturday
evening. Jones seized the little girl, but
she screamed and broke away. The
crew noted the incident and on her re
turn Hazel asked the men to protect her.
This they promised to do, telling her to
proceed home, that they would keep a
sharp lookout. Jones was in waiting at
the gate of the girl's home, but Bhe
jumped the fence and ran into the house
screaming. The mother came to the
door and asked the wretch what he
meant. He replied insolently and started
to go when the trainmen caught and
gave him a beating that he will remem
ber the rest of his life.
Jones was seen in the county jail Wed
nesday afternoon by a representative of
The Gazette and presented a sorry spec
tacie. His head and face looked as
though it had come in contact with a
hornet's pe6t, and he seemed to walk
with difficulty. He said he was a tramp
and had been in Tekoa but a few hours
at the time of the beating. He further
said he had been drinking and had no
recollection of assaulting the little girl,
which can be taken with many grains of
Jones appeared before Judge Canfield
Wednesday forenoon, pleaded guilty and
was sentenced to from 3 to 10 years in
the penitentiary. This will stop hie
tramping for awhile. When asked why
he pleaded guilty Jones said the wit
nesses were all fixed and he would have
to go to the pen anyhow.
CHAMPIONSHIP SILVER CUP.
That Offered by Shirkey &. Glaser
Is a Beauty.
A massive silver cup, standing 15
inctaee in height and weighing six pounds,
known as the "Shirkey & Glawer Cham
pionship Cup, Whitman County High
School Debating .League, 1910," in on
exhibition at the Shirkey & Olaser jewelry
store and is well worth going to see.
The cup is gold lined inside, French gray
finish, and is a beautiful specimen of the
silversmith's art. It will be given on
the debates started this year by the
High schools of Whitman county, the
debating team winniog it three times in
euccpesion securing it in fee simple. The
team winning the cup twice in succession
will be entitled to hold it, but must win
one more debate to own it absolutely.
The beautiful and valuable cup is worth
striving for, and we may look for results
later in the season.
Fiendish Work of a Ghoul.
Some wretch, either Friday night or
early Saturday morning, fired a shot
into the new court house clock, the
bullet entering the figure five on the dial
on the west side. Fortunately it did not
penetrate the works and no damage was
done to the clock. Neither ie the dial
seriously injured. The dials are six feet
in diameter, and a new one would cost
at least $ 125. Great indignation was
expressed when the act of vandalism was
made known. People were loth to be
lieve that we have ghouls among us
mean enough to engage in such business.
The commissioners may offer a reward,
and if the culprit is ever caught God
Died on Ocean Steamer.
Emmor Cope, father of Mre. Sam
Striekter of Colfax, died on the steamer
coming up from San Francisco to Seattle,
he being on his way to vi^it here. Mr.
and Mrs. Strickler left for Seattle Tues
daj' morniug upon being notified bj tele
graph of the sad event. Mr. Cope's
home was in Pennsylvania, where the
remains will probably be taken, although
they may be brought here. Mr. Cope
was 59 years of age, and had been here
on previous occasions to see his daughter
Changes in Treasurer's Office.
A. M. Johneon, connected with the
Colfax High school for a number of years
and for the last few months deputy in
the county treasurer's office, has re
signed and leaves tomorrow for Seattle,
where he expects to locate. H. J. Wil
cox, for several years bookkeeper in the
Colfax National Bank, has been appoint
ed deputy treasurer to succeed Mr. John
son, assuming the duties this week.
Aged Pionner Laid to Rest.
M. Thee, aged 71, died at his home in
Colfax Sunday evening of senile decay.
He leaves three daughters and one son.
Mr. Thee has been a resident of Whitman
county for 27 years, living 22 years at
Colton and the last five jears in Colfax.
The remains were taken to Colton and
buried there Tuesday, Rev. Father Fry
of Colton officiating.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, M\Y 13. 1910
COUNTY BOARD OF
EDUCATION IN SESSION
School Books Selected for the
County of Whitman.
Readers, Arithmetic and Some Other
Branches Were Left as They Are
--All Other Books Were Adopted
for a Period of Five Years.
Professor McCrnskey (of Tekoa, Pro
fessor Henry of Palouee, Professor Ellis
of Pullman. Professor Payne of Colfax,
with County Superintendent J. 0 Mat
toon, constituting the county board of
education, were engaged Saturday of
last week and Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week in selecting the books to be
used in the public schools of Whitman
county. Readers, arithmetic and some
other branches were left as they are, and
will so remain for another year. All
other school books, which are given in
full below, have been adopted for five
Readers—Elson's No. 3 and 4.
Spelling—Mayne Sight Speller.
Language and Grammar— Webster
Cooley; with pen and pencil, for 3d grade.
Agriculture—Upham, an Introduction
Home Geography—Fairbanks' Home
Geography, for primary grades.
Civics for Bth Grade—Reinech's Civil
German—Bacon German Grammar.
Business Forms—Teller and Brown.
Writing—Smith loose leaf.
Hygiene—Good Health Emergencies,
and Town and City.
Drawing—Prang's Progressive Lessons.
High School English—Hanson English
Composition; Herrick and Damon; Hal
loek History of English Literature.
Mathematics—Algebra, Slaught and
Lennep: Geometry, Shutts.
High School Agriculture—Agriculcure
for Pacific Slope. •
Z >ology—Animal Studies.
History—West's Ancient World; West's
Modern; McLaugblin American History;
Cheney English History.
Civil Government—High School—Ash
ley's American Government.
Commercial Arithmetic —Moore.
Physics—Carhart and Gtaute.
Bookkeeping Modern Illustrative
Latin—First Year, Smith Laing; Caesar,
Gunnison and Harley, Silver Burdett.
History of American Literature —New-
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Civil and Criminal.
Emma M Williams et al vh Emily
Ringo eta!— Objections to partition over
ruled and decree of partition directed to
cuter, according to commissioner's re
Iver Burke et al vs P M Long—Defend
ant's bond staying execution on writ of
restitution fixed at $1000.
Serepta Weaver vs A G Woodward-
Set for trial before a jury on June G.
Lucinda Skeen vs William Skeen —
Order defaulting William Skeen.
Pullman Warehouse ye Kerr Gilford
Warehouse Co, gamiehee defendant—
Judgment for plaintiff for $118 25.
Whitman county vs Louisa Chappell
et al —Judgment for defendants for
$3G3 65 on verdict of jury.
Whitman county vh (} W Shattuck et
a!— Judgment for defendants Shattcck
and wife for $129.25 on verdict of jury.
W hitman county vs I) M Haynes et al
—Judgment for defendants Haynes and
wife for $45!) -to, and for defendants W
J Hughes and wiie fur $11.25 on verdict
George D Williams pt ux vs N P Ry
Co—Judgment for plaintiffs for $20U0
on verdict of jury.
State vs E M Schlager— Fiaed $25 for
vagrancy on plea of guilty.
State vs Charles E Ray—Found guilty
of receiving stolen property by verdict
of jury. Motion for new trial by defend
Railway Land and Improvement Co
vs W R Ellis et ux—Restitution and
Assignment of Chekal Printing Co,
Application of Pete Buco for writ of
Estate of Julia E Pate—Will admitted
to probate and Oliver R Pate confirmed
as executor without bond.
Estate of Rhoda A McCreary—Geo W
Range, Peter Terell and Robert F Riggs
Estate of George W Else—R A Payne,
Gilbert Larsen and G Reichraan ap
Estate of Elizabeth Hooper—Order
CARRY A. NATION IN COLFAX
Spoke to Large Audience in Baptist
Carry A. Nation was in Colfax last
Friday forenoou, speaking in the Baptist
church to a full house; in fact, the over
fl jw extended into the street. The ladies
particularly wpre in evidence. One thing
can be said ab»>ur Carry Nation, regnrd
less of all else, there is no deceit in her
composition. She went after the ladies
roughshod for their mode of dress in
many wave, mentioning decollete dresses,
immense headwear, filled with the plum
age of beautiful and innocent birds, false
hair and other false things too numerous
to mention, which the ladies took in the
best of humor, it beiDg their turn to
laugh when Carry sailed into the men
for their many shortcomings, which she
did without gloves.
The republican party came in for a
lashing that made the standpatters
squirm in their seats, and caused the
democrats to wink their left optics, as
much as to say, Didn't I tell you so?
But the democrats crawled into their
shells whon the Nation referred to the
great party fostered by Jefferson, wbic h
now contains little of the principles of
Jefferson, rb a dead party—a great snake
without a head—it being time for the
republicans to wink back.
She gave the Masonic order bail Co
lumbia, sailed into the Unitarian church,
rapped the Christian Scientists, de
nounced in scathing terms the tobacco
habit—saying people could get tobacco
drunk as well as whiskey drunk—and
was not at all diplomatic in the way she
The Nation is opposed to local option
or temperance (so called), but advocates
prohibition—national prohibition. Not
only the sale but the manufacture of
liquor should be prohibited, any other
plan is a makeshift. Perhaps the Nation
is right. Her talk of one hour was
greatly enjoyed by all present, the raps
along with the pleasant things said.
SOCIAL SIDE OF COLFAX.
Mre. E. M. Woodin entertained four
teen ladies at a very delightful luncheon
last Friday. After luncheon the guests
engaged in a eewitg contest, Mrs. A. J.
Davis being awarded a prize for doing
the moat needle work. A pleasant after
noon was t-pent with work and conver
The Athenaeum Club wns delightfully
entertained last Friday afternoon at fhe
country home of Mrs. Alice Felch, a mile
north of town. Mrs. Felch provided a
large carryall and a spirited four horse
team with ber son Leon as driver, and
fourteen members of the club enjoyed rhe
drive to her hospitable home. After the
regular business of the club bad been
transacted and the program given, all
repaired to the spacious grounds and
enjoyed seeing the Bights about a model
Mrs. L. D. Woodward entertained
twelve ladies at a ten o'clock breakfast
last Wednesday, the guest of honor being
Mrs. Charles E. Scriber, who leaves soon
for the Scriber homestead in Stevens
county. The breakfast was much en
joyed by all and afterward the guests
played euchre, Mrs. Leon Kuhn winning
the prize for highest score.
The Grand Union Tea Co. is now lo
cated at 313 Main Street, next to Shir
key & Glaeer, jewelers. J. H. Brown,
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate opticians
M'Ufr/( ||j^ TKt DtPAWMEHT or ACRICUUURE TELLS US HOW T& COOK MEAT
v 4 NOW ALL WE NEED TO KNOW »3 HOW TO gET THE MtAT. >&v *X
BOARD OF EDUCATION I^LSSJI 1!!!
Great Preparations Are Being Made
QFI fPTFfI TPfIPHPRQ for th* Annual Ev#nt
ULLLU ILU I LnU 11 LIU June 15, 16 and 17 hh the dnte» net
for the anno il picnic at Elberton. For
16 years thin picnic hat* heen held and
the 17th hi )h fair to eclipse them all.
N«ture has (tone a great deal for Elber
ton in the way of KurroundiDga that are
Present Corps Re-Employed for
Professor R. A. Payne Heads List as
Principal--The New High School
Building Will Be Occupied Next
School Year, Near at Hand.
The board of education has re elected
most of the teachers of the public schools
of Colfax for another year, who have
signed contracts to do the work. The
new High school building will not be oc
cupied until the next school year—not
far off now. Following are the educators
R. A Payne, city superintendent.
B. Vandervelde, principal of High
school; Seth T. Freer, science; L. G.
H. E. Bloyd, principal; Alma Willie,
Bertha Schultz, Kathleen Malloy, Mary
Main Street School.
Sina Miller, principal. sth grade; Helene
Morrissey, 4th grade; Eleanor Miles, 3d
grade; Laura Greer, 2d grade; Gertrude
Morrissey, lwt grade.
North Ward School.
Stella DeCamp, 2d grade; Jeasie Pitcher,
The majority of these have already
signed contracts for the coming year.
Miss Katherine Buxbaum, a graduate of
the University of lowa, with three years'
experience in teaching, will fill the Ger
man-English position left vacant by the
resignation of Miss Helene Siemens. Miss
Grace Vial, an Oberlin graduate with one
year's experience, will take the Latin-
English position, as Mies Marsh has re
signed to go into journalistic work. The
other positions vacated are yet to be
Close Call for Mr. Duff.
Ex-County Assessor Richard H. Duff
had another attack of beurt failure at 4
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, which
caused bid family much uneasiness ior
several hours. Mr. Dcff had been to the
postoffice and felt his old complaint com
iag on, but reached home just in time to
be placed in an arm chair. A doctor
was with him almost in a minute, stay
ing until the crinis was passed. Mr. Duff
had an attack on the street several
months ago, it being necessary to carry
him to his home. He has been feeling
first class ol late, and his friends hope
that he may not be further alii cted.
Work Started at Fair Ground.
W. C. Goodrich has charge of work
commenced at the fair ground to repair
the damage wrought by the flood waters
of last March. This work will becontin
ued until it is completed. Most of the
fencing surrounding the ground was
carried away, as well as all the stock
sheds on the north side. These will be
replaced. The pavilion, which was also
demolished, will be reconstructed.
Owners of cemetery lots wishing their
lots cared for before Decoration Day
must notify Oliver Hail or L. L. Brun
ing at once. Phone Blnck 901.
FIRST CATCH YOUR HARE.
PRICE FIVK CENTS.
It was in 1894 that the idea was first
conceived to hold a picnic in the town
grove. The 21st of June was the time
set and the citizens wanted to celebrate
it. They invited their friends. They
came and we»-e charmed with the sur
roundings and program. They wanted
to come again. That was when they
celebrated only one day. One day was
not enough, so a two dnys' picnic was
held and still the people clamored for
more. Then another day was added and
the three days' picnic has become noted
all over the state.
From time to time improvements have
been added, a pavilion, ball ground*,
grand stand, blefchers, water piped to
the grounds, until it is recognized as one
of the finest, places for a picnic in the
A. R. Metz has been chosen as manager
this year, and is endeavoring to get at
tractions that will please. Colfax will be
asked to take a day. Let us all go and
help boost Colfax and the picuic at the
Robbed the "Tie Bank."
Harry Papus, a Greek, whs arrested
at Pullman Monday charged with hav
ing robbed a number of fellow laborers
of $300. He pleaded guilty and was
bound over to the superior court. He
was brought here by Deputy Sheriff Cole.
According to the story told the Greeks,
who were working at Seltice, hid their
money under h pile of tics, mistrusting
the local banks. Papus complained of
being sick and while his countrymen
were at work took the money hidden
under the tie* and vumooued. Later he
was located at Pullman.
Colfax Will Celebrate.
The Colfax Commercial Club held a
meeting Friday afternoon and placed
itself on reco-d as favoring the celebra
tion of the Fourth of July in Colfax this
year. President MacKerzie will soon
appoint committees to take thu work in
hand, and we may look for a- big cele
bration. Tte club also favored improv
ing Mill street fiom the court house to
the 0. R & N. depot at oi.ce, a sentiment
that seemed to be concurred iv by the
city council at its last meeting, so we
may look tor the work soon to begin.
Another Victim of Appendicitis.
Mies Flopsie Miller, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Miller, wan taken to St.
Ignatius hospital last Friday evening
and Saturday morning underwent an
operation for appendicitis. Flossie is a
young lady just entering her teens, and
her young friends as well as old friends
will be glad to learn that she is getting
along nicely and will be out in a few
Memorial Day Observance.
AH persons who are interested in a
proper observance of Memorial Day are
invited to meet with the G. A. R. Poßt
at the rooms of the Colfax Commercial
Club, Saturday evening, May 14, at 8
o'clock. The Wornaus" Relief Corpa and
all Sods of Veterans are particularly
urged to be present. Sam Caseeday,