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SOCIAL EVENT OF WEEK.
Mrs. Percy Hunt Greets Many Old
Tim* Friends at Reception.
Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Butcher entertained
Monday evening at an informal recep
tion to meet Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hunt
of Boston, who are their guests. Mrs.
Hunt, better known as Katherine Ridge
way, is eDJoying a wentprn trip with her
husband and the Butcher home is the
scene of a happy funnily re-union. Mrs.
Butcher, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Cahoes of
Tekoa, and Misses Lillian and Evelyn
Hogan of Spokane, five sisters, form the
On Monday evening the rooms, porch
and grounds were beautifully decorated
and a large number of friends called dur
ing the evening to pay their respects to
the g jests. Id the dining room delicious
refreshments were served by Mrs. Cahoes
and the Misses Hogan, while Mrs. Harry
Hogan presided at the punch bowl.
Mr. Hunt is an instructor in the Bos
ton Conservatory of Music and this is
■is first trip w»t to the home of hie
talented wife, whose host of friends en
joyed the privilege of greeting them.
The old saying that a prophet is with
out honor in his own country is entirely
refuted in the case of Katherine Ridge
way, for although her fame as a reader
extends throughout the land, in no re
gion is she more thoroughly admired and
appreciated than in this, her home
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt visited Yellowstone
on their way out from the east and will
return by way of California.
CLEARING RIVER CHANNEL
Gravel Being Used to Rehabilitate
A force of men and teams under Street
Superintendent Juhnke began this week
the task of clearing the river channel of
the great piles of gravel, bridge steel and
other debris carried down by the flood of
last March and deposited above, below
and under the bridge between the court
house and the Inland terminal. It is
estimated that there are between 1500
and 2000 yards of gravel to be moved,
and it is being put to good use in filling
and rebuilding West street, which was
badly washed out by the flood and left
looking more like a canal or an irrigat
ing ditch than a street.
The temporary bridge put in on Island
street after the flood, by means of which
communication was first re established
between the parts of town separated by
the river, has been condemned, closed
and partly dismantled, travel being
turned down and across tbe now dry bed
of the stream. What the nature of
future improvements at this point will
be hfls not yet developed, but probably
the river will continue to flow in the old
Gored and Knocked Down.
While walking with her husband on
Main street, at the corner of Canyon,
Wednesday evening, Mrs. C. H. Wetler
of Spokane was gored in the point of
the jaw and knocked down by one of
three cows being driven through town
by W. K. Tetberow. The animal was
presumably maddened from heat and
uttering a bellow dashed across the cor
ner of the sidewalk into the cross street,
Jelling both Mr. and Mrs. Wetler, with
injury to the latter as above stated.
Mrs. Wetler was knocked insensible, in
which condition the remained for several
hours. A couple of stitches were neces
sary to close the wound in her face. The
animal was roped and led away with
Water For Hill Dwellers.
Work of replacing the section of water
main torn out when the South Main
street bridge succumbed to the March
flood was completed Sunday, the pipe
being laid acroP6 the temporary bridge.
For nearly five month the south end of
town was served with a modicum of city
water which passed through a 2-inch
pipe connecting the ends of the severed
main, hill residents being without water
much of the time, therefore hailing with
delight the reappearance of the aforetime
supply under normal pressure. While
serving the purpose for the time being,
this arrangement is only temporary, tbe
plan being to have the permanent pipe
carried by the new bridge when put in,
as was the case before.
A. P. Miller of Thornton entered the
lists this week by filing bis declaration
of candidacy for the republican nomi
nation for county commissioner from
the Ist commissioner district. Mr.
Miller is an extensive farmer, owning
over a thousand acres of land near
Thornton, where he has lived for 18
years. His residence in the state covers
a period of 27 years.
Pressed Suit Strenuously.
G. A. Mullikin of Rosalia, charged
with threatening and annoying Mrs.
Florence Hundley, a widow, whom he
wished to marry, was taken into custody
Saturday and while waiting for a hear
ing is cogitating behind the bars upon
the foolishness of man in geceral and
himeelf in particular.
Hunt Farm Sold.
F. S. Ratliff & Co. report the sale of
the Nate Hunt farm, located on the hill
west of town and formerly owned by
Rev. T, W. Walters, to Pat Winn of
Palouse. The farm consists of 175
Acres and Bold for f7O per acre.
Mrs. 8. S. Oppenheimer and eon of
Spokane, who have been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Fißher, returned
home the first of the week.
F. A. Rueeell, manager of the Great
Eastern store, left Sunday for the east
on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Bragg are visiting
relatives at Hood River, Oregon. A
feature of the vinit was the meeting by
Mr. Bragg of a sister from the east
whom he had not seen for 40 years.
Walter Deolittle went to North Yuk
ima Saturday to take a position with a
civil engineering party, with which he
will work until the opening of the State
College in September.
W. R Anderson and family, Frank
Bakala and family and Mist Sadie Hull,
C. L. Angell and Dean Moffatt were
among the Chatcolet campers who re
turned last Friday.
Marshall McCroskey and F. L. Stottler
left Monday for Chatcolet for their va
Mies Esther Pieplow having completed
her work at the court house left Sunday
for her home in Walla Walla, where she
will enjoy a six weeks' vacation before
beginning her duties as a Walla Walla
E. L Weston, R. S. Weston and Judge
P. J. Ryan of Syracuse, N. V., who are
viewing the country with the idea of
making investments, were guests at
Hotel Coif ax this week. In addition to
spying out the land the Messrs. Weston
are looking after the estate of an uncle
Judge E. H. Sullivan of Spokane occu
pied the superior court bench here Tues
day in the absence of Judge Canfield.
J.T. Billups came in Wednesday from
the camp at Chatcolet to attend the re
publican county convention.
Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Tifft will spend Sun
day at the Mitchell-Billups camp at
E A. He^B commenced Monday a
course in the Blair Bueineps College at
Spokane that will continue for nine
months or a year.
Miss Fannie Johnßton of Toronto,
Canada, and Miss Margaret Johnston
and Jay Henderson of Spokane, are
guests of Mr. and Mrs. N;ck Carroll.
R. M. Campbell of Albion, a republican
warhoree, whose affiliation with the
party dates from its organization, spent
Monday in CoHax.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Love arrived home
Saturday from the Sound, swinging
arouud the circle through British Colum
bia en route. Mr. Love was a delegate
to the K. of P. grand lodge.
W. G. Busse is in Spokane, where he
went to meet his niece, Mies Ethel Shea
of Chicago, who will visit here for a few
Miss Clara Van Loon is having a short
visit with her mother, Mtb. W. H. Mel
rose. She has accepted a position at
Walla Walla for the summer season,
after which she will again take up her
studies at tbe Blair Business College in
Mrs. J. E. Culver of Los Angeles, sis
ter of Dr. W. B. Palamountain, arrived
Tuesday and will visit several weeks at
her brother's home.
Miss Lunette Pocock is enjoying a visit
with her sister, Mrs. E. E. Bellinger, in
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Hanna and
child left yesterday for Dcs Moines, on
Puget Sound, where they will rusticate
for about four weeks.
Miss Emma Kalisher of San Francisco
has accepted a position with the Whit
man Abstract Co. and will assume her
duties about the middle of August.
Miss Kalisher lived in Colfdx for several
years and her many friends here will be
glad to learn that she is to return.
Mice Eva J. Weatherbee, formerly a
teacher in the city schools, left Thursday
evening for California, to remain.
Death of A. R. Endsley.
After an illness of 47 days with ty
phoid fever, A. R. Endeley died Sunday,
July 24, at his home in North Colfax.
He was 46 years of age. Funeral Ber
vices were held at the family residence
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Bainton
officiating. Burial services were under
the auspices of Colfax Lodgn No. 4,
Knights of Pythias.
Deat^ of Michael Lennon.
Michael Lennon, aged 86 years, a
pioneer of Colfax, died Thursday, July
21, at his home in North Colfax. Funer
al services were held at the Catholic
church Saturday morning, Rev. Father
Card of Thanks.
For the consideration shown us by
kind friends and the lodges in our recent
bereavement we desire to express our
Mrs. A. R. Endsley,
Mrs. Mary Endeley and Family.
The Northwestern Mutual Fire Asso
ciation baa always kept f2,000,000 of
insurance premiums iv the Northwest
that would otherwise have been sent out
of the territory. Have you had any
part in this? If not, why not? It has
also made its policy holders a profit of
over $800,000 on their insurance prem
iums. Have you received any part of
these profits? It not, why not? It is
returning itß policy holders a cash divi
dend of 55 per cent on their annual pay
ment dwelling and farm policies. You
should have a part of these dividends.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JULY 29, 1910.
ENTERING RING SLOWLY.
List of Candidates Has Grown Only
Seven in a Week.
The office of county commissioner
seems to be more in demand than any
other, six aspirants lor commissioner
berths, afl republicans, having filed dec
larations of candidacy to date. Four of
them are from the 2nd district. Since
Thursday of last week the following
tilings have been made:
James C. Farr, republican, Albion,
county comwissioner, 2nd district.
W. R. Neil, republican, Colfax, justice
of the peace, precincts 3G, 4G and 53.
L. L. Bruning, republican, Colfax, cor
Oliver Hall, republican, Colfax, state
senator, Bth district.
H. S. McClure, republican, Garfield,
representative, Bth district.
A. P. Miller, republican, Thornton,
county commissioner, Ist district.
Q. Z Ickes, republican, Palouse, county
commissioner, 2nd district.
SOCIAL SIDE OF COLFAX.
Mm. M. J. Maloney entertained twenty
ladies at an elaborate luncheon on Tues
day, in honor of Mrs. Oppenheimer of
Spokane, who nan been visiting her
mother, Mrs. A. Fisher. After luncheon
the guests played five hundred, the first
prize being won by Mrs. J. B. Mackey
and the consolation by Mrs. Julius
Ehrlich. The afternoon was most en
At the home of Mrß. W. T. Snodgrass,
on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Snod
grass and Mrs. £. C. Baird gave a de
lightful party, entertaining about fifty
ladies. The rooms were beautifully dec
orated with flowers and vines, and there
were eleven tables at five hundred and
one at flinch. In the gamed Mrs. G. JJ.
Shirkey was winner of the first prize at
five hundred, while Mrs. R. G. Clendenin
won consolation honors. Mrs. J. M.
Baker was the successful one at the
flinch table. During the afternoon Mrs.
Libman entertained the company with
piano selections. Delicious refreshments
were served and the affair was much en
joyed by all present.
Why He Wanted Wore. '
A suburban chemist had been adver
Using his patent insect powder far and
wide. One day a man rushed into his
shop and said excitedly:
"Give me another half pound of your
powder, quick, please!"
"Oh," remarked the chemist as he
proceeded to fill the order. "I'm glad
you like the powder. Good, isn't it?"
"Yes," replied the customer. "I have
one cockroach very ill. If 1 give him
another half pound he'll die."—Ladies'
So Say We All.
She"s now a silly lass
Who nothing- learns
Except that it is gas
Which genius burns.
I would that she might be
A clever cheater
And use some trickery
To check the meter!
A Deep Dig.
Miss Ilowells—Since I had typhoid
fever I haven't been able to sing at
all. I seem to have lost my voice en
Miss Running—Typhoid is a queer
disease. I've often heard that if you
recover from it it improves you in
every way.—Catholic Standard and
Helping Him Out.
"On the other hand." the speaker said.
And his voice rang loud and clear.
"On the other hand," he yelled again
So every one could hear.
"On the other hand." once more he cried.
And the crowd began to snort.
Just then a man in front called out,
"I guess lie means a wart."
No Fellow Feeling.
"It seems cruel to slaughter all
those pigs for market," said the Chi
"I don't know that it's cruel," re
plied Miss Cayenne. "But when you
think of what the packers charge for
the meat it uoes seem a little unfra
Enigma of the Vowels.
We are little airy creatures.
All of different voice and features.
One of us in glass is set.
One of us you'll find in jet.
T'other you may see in tin
And the fourth a box within.
If the fifth you should pursue
It can never fly from you.
—New York Herald.
"The judge's pretty daughter allows
long visits from that rising young
"Probably she is merely listening to
his arguments for a stay."—Baltimore
"Music is the food of love," but it would
really make us laugh
To see young folks start out in life with
only a phonograph.
"Brown's saving money."
"Yes; his suffragette wife has just
been sent to jail for thirty days."— j
Detroit Free Press.
Haz^lwood buttermilk, cooled with ice
in a sanitary manner, on tap at Poteet's.
Delicious iced buttermilk, a nickel a
glass, at Poteet's.
Yon will like the pure, cold buttermilk
served at Poteet's.
For Sale —A plate glass, size 72x81
inches. Apply Gazette office.
F. F. Carpenter, who abandoned hi-*
wife and three email children in Pullmar,
was arrested in Spokane Tuesday and is
now in jail here awaiting a hearing.
At the district convention of the
Woodmen of the World, held in Portland
this week, John Pattison was re-elected
head manager of the order for this dis
Mrs. Frances Shwarzbah of Colton was
brought before the superior court on j
Wednesday for examination as to her
sanity and was committed to the Med
ical Lake hospital for the third time.
a M. Powell and C. F, Ledbetter of \
Maiden were arrested last Saturday j
charged with bootlegging. Each gave
bonds of $500 for appearance. This is j
the second time Ledbetter has been up j
for the offense.
If the county auditor's salary was
measured by the number of marriage
licenses passed out it wouldn't amount
to much this week, only dne license hav
ing been issued, which bore the names of
Charles S. Ohler and Lillie B. Beair, who
hail from Tekoa.
Professor N. D. Sbowalter, head of the
rural school department of the State
Normal School at Cheney, has been
elected principal of tbe normal by the
trustees, Principal Samsoc.
Mr. Showalter was formerly superintend
ent of schools in Whitman county.
"Through Wonderland" and "Od the
Wings of the Wind" are the titles of two
beautiftl specimens of the printer's art
that are being distributed by the North
efn Pacific Railway. The first depicts
in natural colors the wonderful Grand
Canyon of the Yellowstone and carries
numerous views of the park landscape,
making the most exquisite and expensive
publication ever issutd by a railroad for
free distribution. The other book de
scribes and pictures the service of th?
rp,ilroad in its various departments, be
sides giving sights and KceDes through
which the road extend-*. Copies of either
book may be obtaiued from the general
passenger office oi the Northern Pacific
in St. Paul by enclosing six cents in
stamps to cover postage.
Sunday School Picnic.
One of the most enjoyable of recent
events was the North Cotfaz M. E. Sun
day school picnic at the fair grounds
Thursday of last week. At lli o'clock a
delightful luncheon wus served which was
enjoyed by a jolly company of about
70. after which their pictures and nlno
class pictures were taken. At 3:30 ice
cream was served. A very pleasant day
was spent playing gamps and running
races, the principal features being the fat,
lean and chariot races.
Missionary Union Meeting.
The Missionary Union will meet Tues
day, August 2, at the Christian church
at 2:30 p. m. A program will be given
Elsewhere in.this isnue will be found iD
a three column advertisement a repro
duction of a single page of The Coast
Review of San Francisco. This is pub
lished at our n quest and expense. In
this is shown what already bus happened
to a polieyholder in a defunct mutual
insurance company in Waphiogton. Col
fax Insurance & Realty Co., Lippitt
Building, Colfax, Wash.
Lost—June 20, oo road near Rosalia,
ladies' strap puree, containing money
and papers. Reward if returned to this
Lost—Saturday, July 16, clinical
thermometer in pearl case with gold
mountings. Initials H. F. engraved on
mounting. Return to Gazette office.
Loet— BrtodtC bull ttrrier answering
to the name of "King." Return to F.
A Russell. Reward.
Wanted—Good woman with helper !
wants cooking for men, harvest crew or ,
threshers. Mrs. G. Niles, Colfax, Wash. j
Wanted —Description and price of land ,
for sale from owners only. State loca- j
tion and terms. Address Lock Box 696, ,
Colfax, Wwsh. |
Plain sewing wanted. Address Mrs.
Kate Lawrence. Gen. Del., Colfax.
FOR SALE—REAL ESTATE.
For Sale—House and two lots on
South Mill street, Colfax, Wash. One
block north from hospital. Seven rooms
and bath. Very desirable location.
Write to C. W. Kimball, Garfield, Wash. [
R FD2 j
For Sale—Cm Lake street, near Pres- |
byterian church, level lot 50x169 feet i
and new 7-room house with all modern
conveniences, good cellar, woodshed and
stable. John Closner, 815 Lake street.
For Sale—Two five residence lots, one
a corner, on the hill in South Colfax.
Inquire at Gazette office. I
FOR BALE —MISCELLANEOUS.
For sale—Six young Berkshire boars, j
subject to registry, ranging in age from I
3to 9 months. See E. D. Eldredge, at
court house, or call at farm 4 miles east
For sale —A farm wagon in good con
dition for sale. Price only $40. E. K.
N , cnre Gazette.
For Sale—A complete bundle thresh
ing outfit at a great sacrifice. Apply at
Bensel Fuel Co.
Fifty tons of baled wheat hay tor sale
by Oliver Hall. Phone Black 901.
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P. R STIUVRN'S, President, W. R ANDERSON, O*hier
J. J. MILLER. Vice President S. H. HICKS, Asut. Caabier
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHIHCTOII
Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $12,000.00
A home institution managed by a board of direc
tors who live in Whitman county and know the requij^
ments of local conditions. •]
4 per cent interest paid on Savings Deposits, comv
We do a general banking business. Issue exchange
on all parts of the world. Make and sell First Mort
gage Loans on Whitman county farm lands.
All business entrusted to us receives prompt and
careful attention. We solicit your business, assuring
you courteous treatment.
For Sale, About 15,000 Acres
of Sherman County, Oregon
now under crop, leases in varying sized
parcels renewable or subject to cancella
tion at buyer's option.
Price about $40.00 per acre
(Crop rental I'JIQ. reserved) *t
Terms —Part Cash, part on time.
======= VPPLY TO. =
Eastern Oregon Land Co.
Care of Balfour, Guthrie & Co.
Board of Trade Building Portland, Oregon
Wheat Land for Sale
Cheap by Owner
TWTY SECTION 7, township 12, range 38. Two miles
south across Snake river from Whitman county. 537
acres now farmed. 600 acres can be farmed. Over 400 acres
of grain in and looks well. Buyer gets one-fourth of crop de
livered in warehouse at Starbuck. Two miles haul. Land
lays well for farming. 686.44 acres at $15 per acre, $10,296.60.
Terms: —One-third down, balance to suit at 8 per cent.
TT. W\ GcOff Colfax, Wash.
Hutchison's Art Studio
Picture Frames, Art Supplies
R. R. Hutchison, Commercial Photographer Endicott
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