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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
FROM STATE CAPITAL
State Aid Road Work as Seen
in Whitman County.
Anent Bounty on Wild Animals, an
Opinion by Attorney General Bell,
Convenience to Taxpayers Point
ed Oat for Payment of Taxes.
Olympia, Dec. 7.—ln Whitman county
four contract* for state aid road work
under the law of 1907 have been award
ed, according to a bulletin issued by li
L. Bowlby, state highway commissioner.
These covered 454 .miles of road im
provement. Macadamizing .75 mile of
the Balthis road, completed in Septem
ber, 1908, cost $6360 02 A similar
«mount of work of this nature on the
Donaboe road was covered by ft contract
signed in October, 19U9, under a reso
lution of the county commissioners mak
ing f 10,79$ 40 available for the work.
The contractors' estimates to September
30, 1910, totaled $6969 18. This con
tract was let to Mr. Wilmer and his
partuer, Mr. Brockway, and the bulletin
commends very highly the work which
has been done by Mr. Wilmer in demon
strating the benefits to be derived from
such work. In July, 1910, a contract
wart sinned for 1 92 miles of grading on
the territorial road, but no work was
done prior to September 80.
Anent Bounties on Wild Animals.
Between October 1, 1908, and Septem
ber 30,1910, the state paid $1067 90
for cost bilk on convictions of felonies
in Stevens county, according to statis
tics to appear in the biennial report of
state auditor C. W. Clausen.
Mr. Clausen's report will further show
that of the £43,000 appropriated by the
legislaturel oi 1909 for the payment of
bounties on wild animals, $2139 went to
reimburse the auditor of Whitman
The state board of tax commissioners
have received an opinion from Attorney
(ieneral \Y. P. Bell holding that a liquor
dealer engaged in both a wholesale aud
retail liquor business mu^t take out
separate state licenses for each class of
Convenience to Taxpayers.
A great convenience to taxpayers is
the method prescribed by the state bureau
of inspection of which county treasurers
will send to each taxpayer a duplicate
receipt notifying him of the amount of
taxes due. The taxpayer can then remit
to the treasurer in person or by letter,
returning the duplicate receipts with the
The state has one charge in its insti
tutions for the insane, feeble minded and
criminal for every 238 of total popula
tion in Washington, according to the
showing to be made in the report of the
state board of control. The state now
has 4202 criminal, insane and feeble
minded wards. The number in 1900
was 1640 and in 1890 it reached 640.
It will be seen by this report that sus
tenance at the state institutions has in
creased out of all proportion to the in
crease in wages in the past 10 years. At
the Western Washington hospital for the
insane increases on staples are noted as
follows: Mutton, 60 per cent; beef, 44.8
per cent; lard, 44 per cent; tiour, 27 5
per cent; evaporated apples, 23.2 per
cent; butter, 19 per cent.
ORDER OF RED MEN.
Camiac Tribe No. 18 and Degree of
Pocahontas Elect Officers.
f- Camiac Tribe No. 18,1. 0. K. M.,e!ect
»ed officers Friday night fur eusuing
term as follows: T. J. McDonald, sa
chem; senior sagamore, John Ei^inger;
junior sagamore, W. D Deuker; chief
of records, I. B. Doolittle; keeper of
wampum, P. B. Stravens.
The Degree of Pocahoutas held an
election Saturday evening, electing the
iollowing: Pocahontas, Mrs. Nellie
Sturdivaut; Winona, Miss Clara Aer—
gerter; Powhatan, T. J. McDonald; chief
of records, Miss Minnie McDonald; keep
er of wampum, Mrs. Lizzie Crawford;
prophetess, Mrs. Bertie Aegerter.
Firemen Elect Officers.
The members of Colfax Fire Depart
ment met Tuesday evening, attending to
routine business and electing Virgil Laird
chief and Ed McCutcheon assistant chief
for the ensuing year. Both men have
been connected with the tire department
for a long time, and are always on band
at the tap of the bell. They run 'with
Rebekahs Elect Officers.
The elective officerß of the Rebekabg
for the ensuing term are : Miss Rbea
Baker, N. G.; Mrs. J. A. Hampton, V.
(Jr.; Miss Julia Baker, treasurer; Miss
He«el Baker, secretary; C. A. Frazier,
Presented With Silverware.
The Bachtlors' Club of Colfax pre
sented Mr. and Mrs Fay Dickey Monday
evening with a beautiful set of silverware,
it being in commemoration of their
marriage, which was recently celebrated
with some enthusiasm. Fay was a mem
ber of the club, but, as is the custom,
ceased to become a member when he got
married. Mr. and Mrs Dickey have
apartments in the MacKeozie block.
Monday evening they were invited to
dine at the Morley home. It was at
this time that the bachelor members
selected to deliver the set of silverware.
Entering the Dickey apartments with a
skeleton key the silverware was de
posited, Mr. and Mrs. Dickey knowing
nothing of the interesting event until
they reached home, being taken com
pletely by surprise.
COUNCIL MONDAY NIGHT
City Dads Wrestle With Several
Matters of Import to
The city council met in regular session
Monday evening, Mayor Lippitt presid
ing and all councilmen present.
Matter of light-of-way ordinance of O.
R. & N. leading to the flour mill was re
ported favorably by judiciary committee.
Oq motion it was laid on the table tem
Street committee recommended that
petition of O. It. & N. for rebuilding
bridge over South Palouee leadiu^ from
passenger to freight depot be grunted
This is the structure known as the "V"
bridge. As stated in last week's Gaxette
it was badly wrecked by the flood of last
March. The O. It &S. now proposes to
reconstruct this bridge by building a
three foot pier in the middle of the river,
faced with heavy timbers so as to turu
flotsam that may come from above, with
two 32 foot ppans on either side, rating
on substantial piers
Complaint whs made of stock running
at large on Perkins avenue. Tin city
marshal was directed to look afier the
Bills were ordered paid as below given:
Current expense account, $1584.10;
Will Lay New Pipe.
Water committee reported the need of
new pipe from manhole to pumping sta
tion on account of muddy water in the
mains. Referred to water committee with
power to inaugurate needed work in
connection with the matter. It is under
stood that 2500 feet of new pipe will
have to be laid to obviate the difficulty.
Water committee reported on consti
tution and bylaws of fire department,
submitted for investigation, which was
approved by both the committee and
E. C. Murray submitted a report on
various street grades which will call for
Street Superintendent Juhnke'a salary
was raised from $110 to $125 per month,
dating from October 1. Mr. Juhnke
furnishes a team in connection with his
The city's part of rock wall work in
connection with Inland's rock wail fucing
depot site cost $562 20. It is proposed
to riprap the bank of the river leading
from the end of the city's wall to the O.
R. & N. right of way, the city and the
Inland people probably standing the ex
pense in partnership. The work is
necessary to protect the walls in place
by throwing the water into the main
channel of the river during high stages.
The cost of pipe for increasing water
service for the south end by way of Gol
gotha street amounts to $476 77. It is
work in the right direction, however,
and will be pushed to completion.
The Poultry Show.
The premium list of the second annual ;
exhibit of the Whitman County Poultry !
& Pet Stock Association, to be held Jan
uary 9 to 14 inclusive, has been printed ,
and ie ready for distribution. It makes
an attractive booklet Eatries will be
large at the second annual event. Let
ters received by Secretary Rosenkranz
from every part of Whitman county in
dicate this. There is no danger of over
doing the poultry industry. You may
raise too many apples or too much
grain but your hens can't lay too many
eggs to glut the market for any length
of time. Fresh eegs are always in de
mand. It is a business the poor man
can engage in. There is no royal road
leading up to it. It is not difficult,
therefore, to gee why so many take an
interest in the business and hope some
day to engage in it.
Sixty Days' Sentence.
Harry Fralich was brought to the
county jail Sunday from Maldea to
serve 60 days for stealing a suit of
clothes and an overcoat. Justice O'Day
of Maiden imposed the fine. Fralich
pleaded guilty to the charge. In addi
tion he must leave the state when bis
jail sentence expires.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, F.KIDAY, DECh'-MBEK y. ;it q
TUBERCULOSIS AND HEALTH EXHIBIT
Draws Large Attendance in Court House
Wednesday and Thursday—Stere
optieon Views, Speeches
The Washington State Board of
Health's Tuberculosis and Public Health
Exhibit was put in place at the court
house TuesJay afternoon, and waß
thrown open to the public Wednesday
and yesterday. It is needless to say
that most of our citizens took advant
age of the opportunity to examine the
exhibit as well as to listen to the ad
dresses delivered Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings. The exhibit was open
from 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. of each day,
giving ample opportunity for all to see
and hear. The exhibit consists mostly
of charts, and more than filled the large
court room, covering the four walls from
top to bottom. Several pieces, exem
pliying the work of curing pulmonary
diseases in various institutions of the
country, were placed in the hallway
leading into the court room or were not
unpacked at all for lack of space. To
attempt to describe the exhibit! n detail
would fill a volume. Ir muet be seen to
be understood and appreciated.
The school children in large part
visited the exhibit each afternoon, ac
companied by teachers, J. B. Combs,
cbief sanitary inspector state board of
health, being on hand to explain and
make all welcome.
The Speech Making.
Wednesday evening witnessed every
peat in the large court room occupied to
listen to the addresses and see the sfere
opticon views. It is estimated that folly
350 people were present. Dr. Pala
mountain acted hb chairman and intro
doeed the speakers. He first introduced
Judge Thomas Neill, who treated the
subject from a legal aR well as a polities!
poiut of view, for be it known the subject
of tuberculosis must be considered from
several viewpoints. Judge Neili'g address
proved to be highly interesting.
Dr. William Clay Card well was next
introduced, and read an exhaustive paper
giving a history of tuberculosis from the
Bret dawn of history, beginning 1500
years before Christ to the present day.
Tuberculosis was a dread disease from
our earliest history down to the year
1882, wheD Dr. Koch, the great German
specialist, made known to the world that
tuberculosis was a germ disease, and
could not only be cured but could be
eradicated by proper living and the
adoption of sane sanitary methods in
the home and in the community. Dr.
Koch was 15 years in working out his
great discovery, a discovery, in all prob
ability, of greater moment to the human
family than any other recorded in ancient,
or modern history. Victims from the
disease are growing less each year Bince
his great discovery, not increasing in
numbers, showing that knowledge is
OPENING EXERCISES NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
Commemorative Services to Be Held This Afternoon and Evening
--Interesting Program Arranged for Both Meetings--
Beautiful New Building Open to the Public.
The board of directors of school district No. 1 (Colfax) and the faculty
of the High school have arranged a program of exercises to commemorate
the opening of the new High school building on thi-* (Friday) afternoon
and evening, to which all friends and patrons of the schools are invited to
The afternoon program, at the High school building, 1 :lo o'clock, will
be conducted to give visitors an opportunity to see the school in seepion.
The program proper will be made up of selections from the works of James
In the evening, commencing at 8 o'clock, the following program will be
S >np, Boys' Quartette
The Necessity That Gave Rise to the School R. L McCVskev
The Articles of Incorporation of the Colfax Academic Association, ■ •'C- I*- Ettiruter
Piano Solo, Mary Wjman
The Work of the Academic- Association, Chas. L MacKenzie
Vocal 8010 With Violin Obligato,. Miss Buxfaaum and Mi«s McOnn
Interest of Athenaeum Club in Schools, ...... Mrs. Alice Fe\ th
Financial Standing of School District, H. G. DePledge
Remark",. County Superintendeot J. 0. Mattoon
Instrumental Duet (Trombone and Cornet) Messrs. Moses and Kincaid
L. D. Woodward, Chairman.
Following the program there will be athletic exercises and basket ball
in the gymnasium.
health as well as wealth, aud the time is
approaching when tuberculosis, con
sumption and all pulmonary diseases will
not claim its thousands of victims every
day in all parts of the world as it does
at the preseut time.
Rev. Father La Roux was the last
speaker introduced and treated the sub
ject from a moral point of view, showing
wherein correct living, cleanly ways and
pure lives were sure preventives from the
dread disease. His speech was listened
to with great interest, as, in fact, the
same can be said of the remarks of the
other two speakers, all retiring from the
stage amid applause.
The room was then darkened and for
one hour the stereopticon was busy
throwing pictures and mottoes on the
screen, Mr. Combs acting as delineator
and explaining everything in detail. The
audience was thus held until after 10
o'clock, a varied, interesting and in
structive program having been presented
List evening's program as published
in laHt week's Gazette was fully carried
out, but we go to press too early to
mention it in detail at this time. It con
sisted of speeches by several well known
citizens, stereopticon views and expbtna
tor; remark a along tbe game lines as
given the evening before.
The state board of health ie doing a
good work in placing this exhibit before
the people, a means of educating them
that could not be done ho easily in any
Big Time Arranged for K. of P.
C. V. Savid^e of Olytopia, Grand In-
Btructor of the KuightH ol Pythias of
the state of Washington, will be in Col
fax next Wednesday to exemplify the
work before the local K. of P. lodge
at that time. It haw been arranged for
a banquet to take place in Masonic hall
at 6:30 Wednesday evening, at which all
Pythians and their wives will be present
A flow of soul if not a feast of reason
may be looked for on this occasion. Af
ter the banquet the members of Colfax
lodge No. 4, will retire to their ledge
room, leaviug the Pythian Sisters and
invited guests to themselves, a program
of amusements having been arranged.
Altogether it will be an instructive as
well as an interesting event.
Six Bridges Nearing Completion.
The luland line has about completed
work on six new bridges at and below
Colfax. These are substantial struct
ures, built to withstand mof boisterous
flood waters than we had last March.
The work on these bridges has been go
ing on for several months.
Charged With Heinious Crime
Guy V. Kanz, the Kbool teacher
charged with having illicit relation* with
v I,j-year-..1d pupil in a country diw
trict near St John, whose whereabouts
has bneo unknown since lant May, when
Sheriff Carter truced him as fur an
Hiicngo, from whence he it* thought to
have made a sneak into Canada, )ihh
been heard from, this time tit St. Paul,
where he w»s placed uuder surveillance
1 by Sheriff (ierber ol Heunepin county,
| Sheriff Carter receiviog notice Saturday
i that his pleasure in the premised was
j awaited. Mr. Curt^r is on his way to
briuK the slippery Kanz back to answer
the charge of having wronged bis former
pupil. It should be etated that the east
was flooded with pictures of Kanz, be
sides notice that a reward of $50 would
be given for his apprehension.
HEAVY SALES OF WHEAT
Market Active in Every Part of
Market More Easy.
It is estimated by some of the largest
wheat buyers of Colfax that 70 per cent
of the 1910 crop has been sold.
Thornton, St. John, La Crosse, Pull
man, Endicott, Winona, Tekoa, Palouse
and all points in the county report
Some of the largest sales of wheat
taking place in Colfax are given below:
Henry Hicktnan, Almota, 1909 10
crops, 28,000 bushels, 68% cents.
Nilee Cbamplain, Aluiota, 1909-10
crops, 14,000 bushels, 65 cents.
Johnson & Kinsinger, Almota, 1909 10
crops, 14.000 bu«bel*, On 1, cents.
Paul Maorer, Almota, 1910 crop,
3000 bushels, 70 cents.
Philip W. Cox, Hay, 1910 crop, 10,
--000 bushels, 74 cents.
Miller Bros , Mockonema and Pens
wawa, 1909-10 crops, 7000 bushels, 68
and 71 cents.
In the last 10 days it is estimated that
500.000 bushels of wheat has changed
hands at Colfax alone.
Red Russian $ .66
Club and hybrid 68
Forty fold 70
Turkey Red 69
Feed barley, per hundred .90
Brewing barley 95
Oats, per Hundred 1 20
Hollander Commits Suicide.
Word was received in Colfax Tuesday
morning by Coroner Bruning that Jesse
Post, a native of Holland, had com
mitted suicide by hanging himself at the
Tom Hastings ranch near Rosalia.
After listening to the facts connected
with the hanging the coroner decided
that an inquest was not necessary, so
did not go to the scene of the tragedy,.
Post was working for Hastings, who
owns a dairy seven miles from Rosalia.
He made a loop of baling wire, threw it
over a stanchion and, standing on a
j milk bucket, thrust his head through the
1 loop, throwing his weight upon the wire,
i his knees nearly reaching the floor of the
l barn. Mr. Hastings made the discovery
about half an hour after the tragedy
I took place. Post was about 33 yeara
of age. He had been despondent for
i several days. The identity of the man
had not been cleared up at this writing.
A Quiet Wedding.
John A. Miller and Mies Myrtle John
son were carried at the country home
of the bride's mother, 13 milps south
west of Colfflx, at 10:30 o'clock yester
day forenoon, Rev. John P. Barker of
Albion offlc'uting. It is understood the
wedding wan a quiet affair, the young
couple beinc unattended and only rela
tives and a few intimate friends being
present. They will make their horn c on
thpffirtuof Mr. Miller, nenr the farm
stead where the wedding took pl>»ce
Mr. Miller has rtcentl- built a beautiful
bungalow. Mr. aud Mrs. Miller were
born in the Pi'ouse.
Ojr citizens should not forget that
George Gilbert Bar croft, said to be a
clever platform entertainer, will appear
at the Ridgeway next Monday evening,
the proceeds to be applied for the bpnefit
of the Colfax Commercial Club and the
Rest Room. Aside from the uses to
which the proceeds are to be applied it
will be worth the time and money spent
to hear Mr. Bancroft from an educational
point of view. We bespeak for him a
large house next Monday evening.
Attend Shriners' Banquet.
R. L. McCroskey and wife, George H.
Shirkey and wife, Dr. J. A. Balsiger and
wife and Dr. A. E. Stuht and wife left
Wednesday morning for Spokane to at
tend the Shriners' banquet, which took
place that evening in Masonic temple.
It is understood that a large number of
Shriners from various places in the In
land Empire were in attendance. It was
intimated that Dr. Stubt would be given
the Shriners' degree.
PRICE FIVK CENTS,
GOLFAX GITY ELECTION
PASSED OFF QUIETLY
Close Between Cilizens and
Law and Order Tickets.
B«th Tickets El«ct Candidates, Like
wise Suffer Defeat--Normal Vote
Polled. Although Less Than at the
General Election--No Regrets.
The city election held iHHt Tuesday
panned off quietly, notwithstanding the
fact that there were two ticketH in the
Held. The total vote cast in the city
was 503, being short of the recent county
election 130 votes. The candidate** of
both tickets ran neck and neck, the
majorities ranging from 7 to 31 for the
various offices. The total voteH by
wards is given below:
Mayor. ut 21 M Til Maj
William Lippitt 81 «.)7 »w 246
E. W. Weinberg 80 105 72 2r>7 11
E. R. Barroll 7;> Kit c>2 250 7
H. Van Schoick 79 B.S 7t> 243
P. B. Stravenß !M <)| 31
.7. J. Kueale 03 »;;<
Dr. J. Floyd Tifft.... 107 107 17
J. O. Housekeeper... \l>) M
H. L. Plummer <;." >,:,
E. H. Kirkland 7! 73 8
Howard Bruinwcll 136 166 !H 373
H.Q. DePkdge 85 116 HI 2fil 2G
Edwin C. B.»ird 75 M 71 2.i. ri
J. H. bherfey. 11.-, l",j g] ;; 4 s
The council for the year l'Jll, as
shown above, will be an follow*: Mayor,
E. W. Weiiibt'rir; coiiiicilmanvit large, E.
R. Barroll; councilmeb— Fint ward, I.
B. Stravens, Matt Johuson ; Second
ward, Dr. J. Floyd Tiffr, Bimotl DfcUos;
Third ward, (ieorge W. Perrine, E H.
Kirklaud; city clerk, Howard Hramwell;
city treasurer, H. (}. DePtedge; city at
torney, J. H. tiherfpy.
COLFAX COMMERCIAL CLUB.
Considers Proposition to Establish
Harvester Plant Here.
The Colfax Commercial Club met Fri
day afternoon, the ineetiug taking the
form of an informal discussion of several
A. Mcßae of Walla Walla submitted a
proposition for the organization of the
Maßae Harvester Co. in Colfax for the
manufacture of the Mcßae harvester.
Mr. Mcßae has taken an option on the
Carley Bros.' machine shops on Main
street, aIBO the baaetmil grounds tor a
factory site. Mr. Mcßae stated that if
the citizens of Colfax would take $10,000
or |12,000 of the stock the rest could be
placed and a plant established without
difficulty. He has manufactured the
Mcßae harvester at Walla Walla for
some time, several of them being in use
around Colfax. This being in the center
of the great wheat belt of the Inland
Empire it would seem to be the logical
thing to establish the plaut for the man*
ufacture of the harventer here.
The club adjourned to meet this (Fri
day) afternoon, when it is hoped more
members will be present. Tfck and
other matters of import will then be
Dog Poisoner at Work.
The dog poiHoner has been at work
for several diys. From all account**
there has been a thinning out of dogs.
While we have dny rt tiud to .-pare in this
community, still Hooie of then arc valu
able and owners hate to part with them.
Several owners of dog* h»iv<> offered to
put up liberally to prosecute the doir
poisoner if be can be 10-ated. Ah uauai
in eucb capep the work is done in the
dark It if v. poor way of rlddteg the
community of a nuisance, if it in a nuis
ance. It ie a matter the city eboold
take in hand. Heretofore the city bag
had difficulty in getting any one to take
the position of dog catcher, probably
because there is nothing in it, although
the services of such an official in some
times needed. People owning dogs that
they place any value on should keep
them tied or else muzzle them.
Christmas Presents Galore.
While Christmas in a little over two
weeks distant there is plenty of evidence
in sight that the stores of Colfax will be
loaded to the gunwales with everything
suitable for the holiday trade. Many
beautiful and useful articles nre in sight,
with more to cotne as the season
advances. It will not b» necessary to
go abroad or send eat»t for anything
suitable for a Christmas present.
Bazaar and Sale.
The ladies of the Congregational
church held a bazaar and sale Saturday
afternoon at the office of the Washing
ton Water Power Co. The sale was a
big success, there not being enough
things left to clothe a jack rabbit.