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News of Our Neighbors Related
by Gazette Writers.
Invitations are out for the graduating
exercises of the Eloerton Hiirn school
which will be held in the Methodist
church Friday evening, May 20. The
graduates are Harry Harrison Irwinand
Miss Elsie I,a?ina Oiiphant. The bacca
laureate sermon will be delivered in the
United Brethren church Sunday, May 15,
st 11 a. m. by the pastor, Rev. O. N.
Great interest is being taken by the
local Sunday schools in the Inland Em
pire Sunday School Convention which
will be held at Moscow on May 10, 11
and 12. Miss Katie Johnson and Miss
Rosa Hawkins will represent the^United
Brethren school and tf Mrs. W. N. Divine
and W. C. Seagle were electedllfrom the
Methodist school. Rev. O. N. Buchwal
ter of the United Brethren church will
By a score of 8 to 3 the Elberton boys'
team defeated the boys' team from Step
toe Saturday in a game that would do
credit to players many years their senior.
Steptoe made two scores in the first
inning and were blanked for the next six,
making one score more in the eighth.
The Elberton team seeured'one each in
the first, second, fourth, seventh and
eighth innings and three in the fifth.
Cusick and Long wore the batteries for
Elberton ami Huff nan and^Stairet for
Steptoe. Each team has now won a
game and the third of the series will be
played soon at Steptoe.
Mrs. J. E. Pritchard and children left
Monday morning for a six weeks' visit
with relatives at Beaver City, Nebraska.
Miss Stella Seagle has returned from
Lamont, where she has been .teaching
Mrs. Martha Burt, mother of| Mrs. A.
L. Van Tine and Mrs. B. 1. Beeson, died
in Chicago on Tuesday. Immediately
upon receipt of telegraphic dispatch the
ladies left for Chicago and will^accora
pany the remains from that city to New
Jersey, their old home, where the remains
will be laid to rest.
Miss Pearl Seagle returned Wednesday
from Berkeley, Calif., where she^has been
spending the winter at her brother's
Elberton took a game fromJ'Garfield
Sunday, the score standing 14 to 7.
Both pitchers were hit freely, but Elher—
ton mamtged to bunch them while Gar
field could not connect at critical times.
The batteries for Garfield wereJUubins,
Manring and Williams and for Elberton
Perm, Irwin and Gurnsey. This is Elber
ton's second game and the first on the
1 u'ul diamond,
O^den Carey was here awhile Tuesday
en route home from Palouse.
The Gartield High school track team
members are planning to have a repre
sentation at the Pullman meet next week.
Thomas Malouey, the Spokane con
tractor, was here the first of the week
investigating the water works'improve
Mrs. M, A. Nevins and Mrs. A. Plum
mer attended the meeting of thejlaland
Empire Sunday School Association at
Moscow this week.
Al G. Barnes' Wild Animal Shows will
exhibit here for two days thejlatter part
of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bellua left Monday
for points in the Central and, New Eng
Prosecutor Cbamberlin was here Mon
day looking after business connected with
S. A. Manring left Tuesday afternoon
for New York and Atlantic City. The
National Presbytery meets at the latter
place, to which Mr. Manring is a dele
gate. He will be absent about five
weeks, and will advertise the Palouse
country during a part of his stay.
ALL AROUND THE COUNTY.
By the accidental discharge of a 22
caliber rifle in the hands of Arthur Ken
toff, about 12 years of age, John Galla
gher, 11 years of age, was shot in the
leg while the boys were hunting squirrels
and birds along Pine creek near Rosalia
Saturday evening. The wound is not
Tekoa wae completely outplayed by
the Farcaington baseball team at Tekoa
Sunday a'ternoon before the largest
crowd of the season, the score being
15 to i.
The La Crosse ball team played the
Eudicott U'am Sunday, tosiog 11 to 7.
Tae outlook for a bumper fruit crop in
and around Farmington was never
brighter than at this time. This is
especially true of apples, cherries and
prunes, the trees being loaded with
The highest price received for wheat
delivered at the farmers' bouse at Pa
louse was 97J* cents a bushel, while the
average pnce wae 82J£ cents. Wheat
'iae dropped to 63 cents for red and 67
c -tv 'or forty fold. Farmers who are
■*g • oold have sold for more than
«. '<> i bushel during the season,
which bold last fall for f 1.55, are
IK r v> c:t |1.02«.
G. G. Thatcher, a pioneer farmer living
rienr Pullman, has entered the race for
republican nomination for commissioner
to succeed J. R Ruply.
The Palouse Falls Irrigation Co. of
fleers say their ditch will soon be in con
dition to turn in the water.
B. J. Taylor, a grain buyer of rit. John,
last week said : " I have just bought a
quantity of fine bluestem wheat at 75
cents. I offered $1 OS for this wh-mt last
winter. The owner lost 35 cents a bushel
by not selling at that time. The price
his since dropped to 70 cents and will
go lower." He aleo saya hog prices are
due for a sharp decline in sympathy with
wheat and other farm products.
Superintendent Charles Henry of the
Palouse schools, who was , elected to a
position in the Cheney State Normal, has
decided to remain in Palouse for another
year. This will be Professor Henry's
seventh year at the head of the Palouse
The O R & N. has ordered improve
ments in the shop* at Tekoa amounting
to $10,000, a large portion of the mate
rial now being on the ground.
Charles Nichols is building a concrete
walk around his property on Park
street, St. John, the first walk of its kind
in the town.
From Palouse the information comes
that the W., I & M. railroad will undergo
extensive improvements this summer.
How It Can Be Done by Simple Meth-
ods and Successfully.
A good soap or washing powder, two
or tliree tubs, oue or, better still, two
family sized wringers, plenty of wa
ter, a good drying yard, a boiler, a
glass washboard, a really good wash
ing machine and a sunshiny day are
the essentials if one would wash wool
ens successfully. The quickest thor
ough washing is the best method in
washing woolens. Except for extreme
ly soiled things, soaking hinders clean
liness rather than helps it.
For the want of a little knowledge
In laundering natural undyed wools
are easily spoiled, though they are
just as easily kept in perfect condi
tion if one goes about it in the right
In washing all undyed woolen arti
cles a little ammonia can be used to
advantage, rendering them soft and
deliciously comfortable. Prepare a
lather, always using a soap jelly for
the purpose. The alkali in the soap
jelly is much modified and less likely
to harm the wool.
Soap jelly is made thus: Shred the
soap finely, using ends and bits for
the purpose. Just cover with water
and put in a p;in or jar and place on
the back of the stove until the soap
is all dissolved. It should be freshly
made, as it loses its strength If kept
long. Use in the proportion of a quar
ter of a pound of soap to one quart of
water. It should be prepared just be
fore washing day to be ready for use.
See that the water is only a little
more than tepid heat, work up the
lather with the hand, add a little am
monia—a tablespoonful to a gallon of
water is the allowance —and plunge in
the garment. Never rub on soap or
nib between the hands. Rather shake
about in the water, using a squeezing
sort of motion. Squeeze out this first
water, turn and. it' dirty, put into a
second water witb rather less soap
jelly and no ammonia. Pass through
this water in the same way, then into
clean warm water for rinsing. A ta
blespoonful of ammonia may be added
to the rinsing water. Pass through the
wringer and then shake well. The
importance of this process must be
To prevent shrinkage woolen goods
must be dried quickly, and much of the
moisture can be shaken out. and the
shaking also raises the pile of the wool
and makes it soft and cozy. Indeed,
light knitted goods can be shaken near
ly dry. See that such things are pulled
into their natural shape before they
dry. and hang in the air. but not in the
sun. If drying indoors must be resort
ed to, do not hang too near the tire
or in too great a heat If the slightest
steam arises from the woolens when
they are drying they are "walking in"
as hard as they can.
In regard to the steeping of flannel
this is unnecessary unless for new flan
nel or body woolens that are greasy
with perspiration. Make a lather with
soap jelly, add ammonia, put in the ar
ticle and steep for half an hour with
the cover on. Use the water for the
first washing. This process gets all
the sulphur dressing out of the flan
One or two precautions: Never use
ammonia for colored material. The
must not be either too hot or too
cold—just tepid—washing and rinsing
and all at the same temperature. Too
much soap hardens and discolors. If
possible, wash only one garment at a
time, as if woolen things lie about wet
An Ideal Husband
is patient, even with a nagging wife, for
he knows she needs help. She may be
so nervous and run-down in health that
trifles annoy her. She is melancholy,
excitable, troubled with loss of appetite,
headache, sleeplessness, constipation or
fainting and dizzy spells. She needs Elec
tric Bitters—the most wonderful remedy
for ailing women. Thousands of sufferers
from female troubles, nervous troubles,
backache and weak kidneys have used
them and become healthy and happy.
Try them. Only 50c. Satisfaction
guaranteed by all druggists.
Grandfather knows good whiskey and
since he was a boy Harper has been bis
choice. It's good enough for me, and for
you, too. In short, it is the best. Bay
Harper from J. C. Monahan.
Call op Main 11 for prompt transfer
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 13. 1910.
irJ i) fifty Years uM. I^>'W
#Ac Standard >^H
s 'xi ;ji BS9 B^^ .^y I^VI ~ii^ssiSßS
iN^W 'ts use a protec^°n aiu*a A, \^^fl
ia^^k guarantee against alum A m^M ffl
"Sensational Leora" With the
Leora Comedy Co.
Call for Bids.
Sealed bids will b« received by the Board of
County Commissioners of Whitman county,
Washington, at their office in the Whittnau
comity court house in rolfax, Washington, up
to the hoar of rci o'clock r. m., on June 7, 1910,
for the construction of the following bridges:
Cooper Lake bridge in Colfax, Washington,
City Hall bridge in Pullman Washington,
both across the South Palouse river.
On the ( ooper Lake bridge bids will be re
ceived as follows:
Ist For a steel girder bridge with wood floor
consisting of two frpans, one span 60 feet lung
and one span 45 feet long.
2nd. Riveted steel truss bridge. 114 foot span,
24 foot roadway, with concrete iloor and steel
arms on each side for 8 font sidewalk.
3rd. A concrete girder bridge 102 feet long
composed of two spa 8.
City Hall bridge bids will be received as fol
Ist Riveted steel truss bridge, 80 feet long,
24 foot roadway, with concrete floor, steel arms j
on each side for six foot sidewalk
2nd. Concrete girder bridge 80 feet long com
posed of two spans
Both the above bridges in the diderent styles
to be figured according to plans and specifica- !
tions on file at the office of the county Engineer |
of Whitman county, Washington, and the |
bridges awarded to be constructed according to i
the same plans respectively, and the construe- I
tion to be completed not later than the 15th day '
of October, 1910
Persons or hrms bidding on these bridges
must put the bids for each bridge on a separate |
sheet of paper and the nrnne of the bidder must '
be on the outside of the envelope inclosing the ,
Each person or firm bidding must inclose a
certified check made payable to the Board of
County Commissioners of Whitman county,
Washington, in the sum not less than ten per
cent of the bid which the check is intended to
cover, the same to be forfeited to the county as
liquidated damages in case the person or firm
to whom a contract is awarded does not com
ply with the requirements for contract and
bond. Each bidder to whom a contract is
awarded must sign contract and furnish bond
not later than June 21. 1910, both of which must
be satisfactory to the Board of < ounty Commis
sioners, The bond must be in an amount equal
to the contract price of the bridge and cover
the payment of labor and material.
Plans and specifications fcr these different
styles of bridges may be examined at the office
of the ( ounty Engineer on and after May 25,
Colfax, Washington, May 11. 1910
WM. M. DUNCAN,
County Auditor and Ex-officio Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners.
By D. L Kkmpek. Deputy.
Notice of Assessment.
Principal place of business, Colfax, W»sh
Notice is hereby Riven that at a meeting of
the board of directors of the Whitman Mining
& Milling Company, held on the 11th day of
April, 1910, an assessment of one and one half
(1^) mills per share was levied on the capital
st< ck of said corporation, payable on or be
fore the 31st day of May, 1910, to A. ,1.
Eaeuin, treasurer of the company, at bis office
in Colfax, Wash. Any stock upon which the
assessment remains unpaid on the 31st day of
May, 1910, will be de.inquent and advertised
for sale at public auction, and unless payment
is made on or before, will be sold on the 2oth
day ot June, 1910, to pay the delinquent as
sessment, together with the cost of advertisin.
and expense of sale.
A. J. EASUM, Secretary.
Office at Colfax, Wash.
Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned,
executrix of the last will and testament of W.
S. Campbell, deceased, to the creditors of and
all persons having claims against said deceased
or his estate, to exhibit them with the neces
sary vouchers, to Hanna & Hanna, attorneys
for said estate, at their office, where the busi
ness of said estate will be transacted, in Col
fax, Washington, within one year after the
first publication of this notice.
Date of first publication, April 15, 1910.
CAROLINE C. CAMPBELL,
HANGING OF HAMMOCKS.
How to Accomplish This and Make
A seasoned camper who has learned
many things to make outdoor living
comfortable has fjiven this rule for
han^iuj; a hammock:
The bead should he two feet higher
than the foot. Tins gives a comfort
able curve. The proper distance is
about six feet from the ground for the
bead end and four feet for the foot.
Another Important point is to have
the head rope shorter than that at the
foot of the hammock. If the head one
is about a foot lons and the other four
and a half feet, the head of the per
son will feel little movement while the
body swings. This overcomes that
feeling of nausea which keeps many
persons our of a hammock.
SPECIAL LISTINGS BY
P. S. Ratliff & Co.
FOE THE NEXT 30 DAYS ONLY
177 320 acres 3 miles from Penawawa, about 18 miles from Colfax;
one half in crop, well improved, good 5 room house, good barn,
well and reservoir, fine orchard, water piped into house, price
only $42 50 per acre, including crop and all.
232 880 acres, 750 acres in cultivation and in fall sown wheat, can
all be cultivated, fine spring branch runs through place, good
well on place, fairly good bouse and barn, land lays fine and
1 mile from warehouse, price $50 per acre, including crop and
all. There is one of the best crops growing on this land in
Whitman county. If nothing happens it will pay for half of
the land. Investigate this buy.
236 640 acres one mile from St. John, 580 acres in cultivation
one-half in crop, nearly all of place fenced ho* tight, good
hou*e and barn, watered with springs and wells, one of the
beet ranches in Whitman county, price only $60 per acre, crop
and all, possession at once.
266 700 acres, 600 acres in cultivation, balance pasture and tim
ber, 2 sets of improvements, water supply from springs, two
miles from Willada, one mile from school, well improved, price
$47 50 per acre, one-tbird of crop goes to purchaser.
262 174 acres close to Diamond, all in cultivation, good well on
place and good orchard, a good buy at $52 50 per acre, in
cluding crop delivered in warehouse.
274 320 acres all in cultivation, all in crop, 7 acres of hog pasture,
2 sets of improvements, place is watered with wells and fine
spring and in one of the best districts in Whitman county, can
be bought for $65 per acre.
281 280 acres 2 miles from Almota, 175 acres in cultivation, 40
acres more can be cultivated, 7 acres of orchard, water supply
from fine springs, good 6 room house, good out buildings, can
get possession at once, price $52.50 per acre.
F. S. RATLIFF & CO.
Hay, Grain, Feed of all Kinds
Inland Milling & Feed Company
214 Mill Street Colfax, Wash.
FARM AND GARDEN TOOLS
Ss y-%——^^—^ are wa*t'nß or those who are in need
jjjQJU H^Z^ir WL °^ them *n my superior stock of bard
ic J^^v<iftH>' wk. r^ War 6' * haTe everytbing tnat the
\ J/?/\JfJ rih' '^'^ x\\ / *drmer and gardener uses in this line,
\ / /v \7 °^ the best manufacture. I will sup-
V^^a^^^4^v^^^s^^a ply you afc P"ces at will give y°u
/fl (i^^xQ^\ —Z#\ c est *Or your money to be found
f^^y^^'fete^r^l****/^!]/^ Saccessor to Barroll k Mohnej.
)GK*>* o*'-~t T . 9*y Colfax, Washingj-ton
There are many improved hammocks
these days. Those with stiffening for
both ends give almost the effect of an
open air bed. Some of them have
slightly raised sides to prevent falling
How to Make Coifee Ice Cream.
Scald lightly a pint of thin cream or
half milk and half cream. While hot
put in one cup of sugar, boiled five
minutes, with one cup of very strong,
clear coffee Cool and put in the
freezer and turn till nearly stiff. Then
fold in a pint of whipped cream and
freeze solid. Pack in a mold and put
In ice and salt till needed. Arrange on
top a number of candied mint leaves.
standing them up in a circle toward
the center. Serve plain or with whip
ped cream and give a leaf or two of
Ihe mint to each person served with
the frozen, coffee..
We Make Our
a special feature of our busi
nesrt and guarantee the neatest
and most durable workman
ship on all articles entrusted
to our care.
tfatch Cleaning & Repairin
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
in our hands for repairs.
Shirkey & Glasei
LEADING JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS
'At the Sign of the Street Clock" OOLFAi
Low Round Trip
June 2nd, 17th and 24th
July sth and 22ud
Chicago St. Louis
Kansas City St. Paul
on through electric lighted trains.
For further information regarding
rates, berths, reservations, etc., apply
to local agent or write
J. J. SCHERR, T. P. A.
701 Riverside Aye., Spokane, Wash
No Use Arguing
We haven't time for that ; work is
You couldn't tret better service or a
more t ffieient mill for this year; be sure
you lay in the beat roller feed that you
can buy— *
Carley's Roller Feed Mill
It's guaranteed to be the best—re
quires but trifling attention and is an
exceptional money maker and Baver.
Let us show you.
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
lor Summer TouriPte
Spokane & Inland Empire
and G. N. Ry. or N. P. Ry. from
Special round trip tickets on sale May 2 and
LtV? v ' lan^ '*4> July 5 and >22- August 3,
SmtmL G°Od forreturn vvitMn
From all points on Spokane & Inland
To St. Paul S 60 00
Tobt.Loiiis 67 50
lo New \ ork 108 50
and other eastern points proportionately low
For full Information
ASK INLAND AGENT
In Standard Old Line Company. 4
H. E. FUNSTON j
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