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News of Our Neighbors Related
by Gazette Writers.
The basket social held in Fraternity
hall Saturday night for the benefit of a
lodge brother was a success, being well
attended. A good program was ren
dered, and the financial rt-turcs were
t'loSH tO $200.
Mrs. liiila Hubbard has reopened her
boarding doom in the bungalow owned
by I J. Davis, using her own reeidence
for lodging rooms.
Endicott did not go dry, it just etaid
dry, and that, too, by a good majority.
Mrs. [.11. CurtiH of Hay spent several
days with friends here, returning to her
The M. E. Ladiis' Aid held a lunch on
election day, which was well attendtd
and a good sum realised.
The freshman class of the High school
entertained their teachers and the sen
iors at the home of Mervin McKay, in a
delightful manner, Friday evening.
The football tpam will meet the Pull
man high echool team here next Satur
Mm. I). W. Henry entertained a num
ber of friends last Saturday afternoon.
Frank Nelson from W. S. C. spent
Sunday with his parents.
Mr. and Mre. John Pilant returned
from LaCrosse Saturday afternoon after
a three weeks' stay.
John Browse left Sunday to enter the
Cheney Normal pchool.
The Hubbard literary society had its
first meeting last Friday evening. The
question discussed hsh: Resolved, That
the United State? has reached its zenith.
The aflirmptive side won. The society
will meet every Friday evening during
the winter months.
Mrs. and Mrs. Robert Hayden enter
taiued about 30 of the young people
last Saturday evening, John Brosse be
ing the gueat of honor. One feature of
entertainment was a guessing contest on
the Great Wild West Show, Miss Pearl
Nelson winning the prize for most correct
guessee. All h*d a fine time and reported
the Haydens most royal entertainers.
Mrs. H. C. Wilson visited relatives in
Mrs. AI Carmin of La Crospe spent
eeveral dave with her brother, P. X Lair,
and his family this week.
WALNUT GROWING INDUSTRY.
Will Surely Thrive in Pacific North-
Will walnuts grow in tbe Pacific
Northwest? They are grown iv commer
cial quantities near Vunrouver and or
chards have been pianted in Chelan and
Okanogan counties. They have been
found to produce good results in the
vicinity of Boise, Idaho. George Iluedy
of Colfax is another experimenter wlj<>
has demonstrated that not only wal
nuts, but other nut varieties, grow and
ripen iv this climate. While we may not
be able to equal California in the pro
duction of walnuts, eti!l it has been
demonstrated that certain sections of
the Pacific N irthwest, Whitman county
being one section included, is capable of
producing them in quantity to be of
commercial value. The show windows
of grocery stores in Colfax at this writ
ing, and this remark probably holds
good to all other towns in the county,
are full of this year's crop of walnuts
and almonds grown along Snake river
of size, quality RDd appearance equal to
the best shipped from California.
That nut raiding will be a profitable
industry in many sections of tbe Pacific
Northwest in the not distant future is
self-evident, mayhap taking thp place of
apple orchards and grain fields that
have been found to be less profitable.
SURPRISE OF THE SEASON.
Rapid Decline in Price of Wheat
One of the Puzzles.
The surprise of the season to the Pa
louse farmer is the rapidity and persist
ence with which tbe price of wheat is
going down. Local dealers are quoting
from 59 to 60 cents a bushel for Red
Russian and Gl and 63 for club and
forty-fold, with ev->ry indication point
ing to a further drop. The price is the
lowest is several years, with the excep
tion of last June, when wheat" was
quoted below 60 cents. The exporters
are making no effort to buy. The market
op;in-.'d high this fall, with a good de
mand, and farmers felt confident that
they would receive 90 cents or better for
their crop, and a^ a conseqjf>nce maav
held. As a matter of fact, a big per
cent of the 1910 crop is still owned by
the farmers, while not a few have their
1909 crop. An occasional farmer is sell
ing at present prices.
The result of the low price of grain
and the consequent small sales, has-been
a stagnation in business 'all .over £the
Palooae country, and this will, not^be
relieved until the crop begins to move.
Oats is now quoted on the local^market
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHIXGTQX, NOVEMBER ii, ,«,„>.
at f 1 20 per hundred, and hay is bring
ing $20 a ton.
The 1909 crop of wheat could have
been sold last winter at 90 cente or
better a bushel, and the cost to the
tanner who ha? held 1000 bushels of the
19<>9 crop is figured out as follows:
Storage 10 months, $33; insurance,
$10; interest, $:t6; total |79, or almost
8 cents a bushel. This wheat would now
■ell for 60 cents, and deducting the 8
cents of cost of holding, the owner
would ivslize 52 cents. He has lost 88
cents a bushel, or $380 on the 1000
bushels, not counting the inevitable loss
iv weight by shrinkage- —Palouee Re
public, No* 4.
POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS.
Will Become Operative in a Few
Weeks Details Perfected.
Washington, N »▼• 7 —The law ere
ating postal savings banks, which was
signed by President Taft June 80 last,
will become operative within a few weeks.
Since the date of the approval of the law
the postmaster general, secretary of the
treasury and the attorney general, who
constitute the board of trustees, have
been diligently at work, assisted by a
special committee of employee of the
postofn'ee department appointed by the
postmaster general, to perfect the details
for putting the postal banks in opera
The special committee has had the
advantage of the laws governing the
postal savings banks in Gr^at Britain,
France, Austria, Italy and other coun
tries, the result being that the rules and
regulations to govern the postal savings
banks in the laired States will be as
well nigh perfect as possible.
Will Be No Passbooks.
The postal banks will be conducted on
strictly banking Hues, with the exception
that there will be no passbooks, certifi
cates of deposit being issued in duplicate.
The opening of an account will be a very
simple proceeding. Any person 10 years
of age or over may open an occounf in
his or her name for $1. The same priv
ilege applies to a married woman, whose
account "shall be free from control or
interference by her husband." Like the
dime savings bank, however, one may
begin an account with Uncle Sum by
buying a 10-cent postal savings card.
When the depositor has purchased nine
other potital eaviugs stamps, which the
postmaster has attached to the postal
savings card, he will receive in exchange
a certificate of dppoeit. The postal
savings stamps are then destroyed by
the postmaster. The postmaster genera!
has already ordered 1,500,000 postal
savings cards and 10,000,000 postal
savings stamps with which to begin
Limit Deposits to $500.
No one may deposit more than §100
in any calendar month, while the total
balance is limited to $500. Further
more, no person shall at the same time
have more than one postal eaviegs ac
count in his or her own right. No ob
stacles are placed in the way of any de
positor from withdrawing the whole or
any part of his or her account, with ac
crued interest, on demand, under such
regulations as the board of trustees may
Depoeitots will be paid 2 per e?nt in
terest yearly. The postal funds placed
in designated banks by tne board of
trustees will yield the government 2 14
per cent. It is believed that this 1 4 of
1 per cent difference between what the
government pajs the depositor and what
the banks will pay Dncle Sam will be
sufficient to meet all necessary expenses
for conducting the postal savings de
Depositors May Buy Bonds.
Section 10 of the act gives the'depositor
the privilege of surrendering hi* deposit,
or any part thereof, in sums of $20, $4-0,
$60, 80 and $100, and multiples of $ 100
and #500, and receive in lieu of such de
posits United States coupons or regis
tered bonds of the denominations of these
amounts, which shall bear interest at the
rate of 2 1-2 per cent per annum and be
redeemable one year from date of issue
and payable 20 years from such date.
In connection with the section of the
law limiting deposits to $500, it should
be understood that deposits are at no
time to exceed .that amount, but when a
depositor has accumulated $500 he or
she may invest the account in the bonds
issued by the government and then egain
build up their postal savings to the
limit, when more bonds may be pur
The Boy Scout Movement.
The movement started in connection |
with our public schools known as the I
boy pcout movement marks an epoch in I
our history. It gives the boys healthy '
play, practical training and good ideals.
It lays particular stress on the develop
ment of all members, thus correcting the
American tendency for specialization in i
athletics as w>ll as literary work. Col- ;
fax U fortunate, therefore, in haviDg
men fitted to organize and carry on this
work in the persons of H. E Bioyd,
Charles Tucker and A. B. Ingbam. They
have the work in hand and we may ex- |
pect the boy scout movement to develop
here as it has in other parts of the
country, with the same advantages ac
cruing. If it can replace or modify the
football game, with all ite crudities and
roughness, a great advance will be made
for cleaner and better sport.
Please come or write. D«i«y is pick.
Six Room House For Sale.
I offar mv 6-room house and lot sit
uated at 9<>o Lake street in South Col
fax. for $1850 cash if taken at once.
lia'h and toilet and place in good re
A. R. Bbasheab,
A Hair's Breadth Escape.
Do you know that every time you
j have a cough or c.oM and let it run on
: thinking it will just cure itself you are
inviting pneumonia, consumption or
some ot'ier pulmonary trouble? Don't i
risk it. Pnt your !nn<rs hack in ;
I health and stop that cough with R^l- \
i land's Horphr-und Syrup Price 2r>
ooc and $1.00 per bottle Sold by V. T.
Itching piles provoke profanity, hut
profanity won"r cure them. i) >an'g
Ointmr-nt cun-s itching, bleeding or pro
truding piles after years of suffering. At
any drug store.
Gazette advertieet-H invite the patron
B(?P of Oawtt-P fpn<l«t%;
From a Colfax Citi
Ih your back lame and painful?
Does it ache especially after exertion.
Is there a soreness in th ) kidney region?
These lymptoma indicate weak kidueys.
There is danger in delay.
Weak kidneys fast get weaker.
Give your trouble prompt attention.
Dean's Kidney Pills act quickly.
They strea^then weak kidneys.
Read this? Colfax testimony:
Mrs. <!. W. 1 errine, 531 N. Main street,
Colfax, Wa*h., aaye: "I used Doan'n Kidney
Fills some years ago aud was ho greatly bene
fited that I publicly recommsnd them. Of
late I have hid no need of a kidney medicine
whatever, but I still consider Doan'a Kidney
Pills worthy of mv endorsement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents.
Fofiter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole
agents for the United States
Remember the name- Doan's—and take no
is beinc ppent by
on the greatest feature ever attempt
ed by a fifteen-cent Magazine. A
series of IG-page article-*, describing
and picturing the wonderful attrac
tion* of the Pnoifii- Coast country.
PRINTED IN FOUR COLORS.
The series begins in
November: Oregon—"Where Rolls the
De^mbpr: San Francisco—"The City
January: Los Aogelee—"Homeland."
Many other strong features in
cluding a f.'iK'ioatinz serial novel of
California, "The Spell," by C. N and
A M. Williamson, authors of "The
Lightning Conductor,' 1 etc , will con
tribute to make SUNSET MAGAZINE
the beet value of tne year.
Try It Three Months
313 Battery St., San Fraocieeo,
Please send me "Sunset" for 3
months in accordance with your
Kpeciftl offer. Enclosed find 25.
(rttadips or com).
GEO. L. CORNELIUS
AUTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE HOSPITAL
Repairing nt ali kinds.
Opn. Main S'reet School CVILFAX
SOO SPOKANE ROUTE
AND ALL POINTS EAST
Equipment : Electric-lighted
Obpervation Cars and Standard
Sleepers, the most up-*o date Tourist
Cars and through dinere.
Through tickets lo all points east
are on saie by your locbl agent at
lowest current fare*.
DETAILS BERTHS LITERATURE
G.M. JACKSON. UEO. A. WALTON,
1 ray. Pass. Agt. Gen. Pass. Agt.
14 Wall St., Spokane
44 acres, good 9-room house,
windmill and reservoir,
water piped in house and
yard, also a 3-aere tract with
good 9-room house, bath,
electric lights and plumbing
complete; good barn, chick
en house and park, young
orchard, adjoining city lim
its of Colfax. No encum
brance. Must sell. Terms
Rox 92 COLFAX, WASH
For the very best in
Always Go to
The Ricker Studio
In a 5-room dwelling
in select neighborhood.
Non - resident owner
who has to sell.
MONEY TO LOAN
LANDS AND LOTS
For any special bargain
in farm land, I have a buyer
Richard H. Eeid
102 Main Street Colfax, * ash.
Bensel Fuel Co.
Anthracite, Rock Springs
Chas. F. Bensel, Prop
Phohe Main 401
Oolfax Meat Market
A. GEBBER, Proprietor
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
POULTRY AND FISH
Oysters in Season
Hides and Pelts Bought
119 Main Street Phone Main 101
Time Is Money!
13, 33. COTTERILL
Lipiiift BUIg., «*rouiid Floor
to do your Watch, Clock and
Jewelry repairing All work guar
anteed to give absolute eatis-faction
or money refunded; and will be
done when promiped. You will find
me in Ripley's Pharmacy.
R. W. PHIPPB
COLFAX, - WASH.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will cure
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It ab
eorbs the tumors, allays itching at once,
acts as a poultic^ gives instant relief.
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment is pre
pared for Piles and itching of the private
parts. Druersists, mail 50c and $1.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Props., Cleveland, Ohio
For sale at V T. Me< rowfeev'o drner Ptore
In Standard Old Line Company,
H. E. FUNSTON
tOSALIA - - WASHWCTON
What makes a wealthy pountr%? Frui'? No. I>id you hear anything
about the fruit in lowa or Illinois? Grni i gran*, and ine*t producing im
whnt makes a country rich. Why pay .*7r> per acre for i'alouee laud when
you can buy better for $lf>. Ponoka, Alberta, is the place
Example: 1218 Meres on Conjuring Luke, good boose, urood barn ami
other buildings, 5 miles of fencing, improvemeots worth $3000, 24<> seres
in cultivation Average yield thin y»-nr, vbeal 80, >>nta 50, Imrley 60, rye
00, potatoes 300 bushels per acre, 160 acres tine meadow, plenty of floest
water, several fpriofco, postofflee, wbooi, and roTernment creamery »in<i
coal miije within a mile, plenty wood for uil farm parpoecs, 90 acres good
r. Raspberries and Btrawberriee crow wild in profunion. B#«l »eire
tahie land in the world. Price $14 00 per acre. One third eaatt. bal
terms to suit porchaeer. Many other good bargains, large and small.
Farther particulars on request. Will secure rates for yoa and who*- you
tht'.-e properties at any time.
ALBERTA INVESTMENT CO.
) 109 Paulsen Bldg., Spokane, Wash., Phone Main 500.
Hay, Grain, Feed of all Kinds
Inland Milling & Feed Company
214 Mill Street Colfax, Wash.
Hardware Lawn Mowers American
Tinware Garden Hose Field Fence
tools For the Farmer, Gardener, Carpenter, tools
tools Blacksmith, Householder and Handy tools
tools Man. All wants can be supplied from tools
tools our big stock. tools
SIMON DREIFUS & CO.
Corner Main and Wall Streets < ollnx, Wash.
Colfax State Bank
CAPITAL AM> SI7RMXS, $<J! 000.00
"l/I^E SOLICIT YOUR ACCOUNT and guarantee prompt
* * and courteous treatment. Our motto: "Satisfaction
to customers as the only basis for a permanent business."
4 per cent interest paid on time deposits.
J. A. PERKINS E. K. HANNA EDWIN C. BAIRD
President V. President Cashier
I am buying independent and selling
direct to the mills, so can pay the farm
er full cash price for wheat.
Samples and calls solicited.
It will pay you to see me before sell
A. IMC. SCOTT
Phone Main 1411.
credent $1-40 Per Sack CR * S £ C D ENT
1 Red Crescent—Family Flour
Second only to our ROYAL ROSE
Nothing Cheap About It Except the Price.
Is Fully Guaranteed. Ask Your Dealer.
red I Colfax Milling Co. RED
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