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Road Matters. Payment of Bills
and Other Matters.
Pursuant to adjournment, the
Board of Ooanty Commissioners of
Whitman County, Washington, met
December 19th and 2'Mh, 1910, with
the following members present: J.
R. Ruply, County Commissioners and
Chairman of the Board: W. C. Mc-
Coy and Samuel Ellis, County Com
Current Expense Claims Allowed
Anderson & Hicks, prem
ium on insurance $ 100.00
Boom, John H.. freight on
Carlile, E. F., labor 54.00
Carter, G. 8., expense as
Cole, Wm., expense deputy
Tarter, A. L... expense deputy
Commoner Printing Company
county printing 27.0©
Dwyer, T. F., repairing furni
ture in surveyor's office. . . 5.00
Glass & Prudhomme Co., sup
plies for auditor 9.27
Houseker ocr, J. 0., work on
oovrty farm 7.00
Housekeeper, J. 0., work in
surveyor's room 12.00
Korte, John livery for pro-
Beeuting attorney 2.50
Miller. J. H., work for county
Mariin, H. 11., labor in court
Mechlin^. A. W.. blacksmith
ing and supplies 44.75
Muir, George, livery, prose
cuting attorney 6.00
Murray, E. C, assisting coun
ty engineer 16.00
Pullman Stationery & Drug
Co., supplies 24.00
Pullman Transfer & Storage
Co.. drryage 2.00
Thomas. W. N., drafting for
Tha»ji, W. J., hardware .... 5.00
Shaw & Borden Co., records
for county clerk . 27.00
Sims. 11. N.. work deputy
Sutherland, G. H. Co., bal
ance on heating and plumb
ing contract 598.00
Winona Feed, Livery & Sale
Stable, livery for county
Winona Feed. Livery & Sale
Stable, livery for county
Washington Water Power Co.,
light for court house 40.00
Il<wid and Bridge Claims Allowed
Asaph. J. W., blacksmithing. 4.00
Columbia Bridge Co., re
building Hamilton bridge. 650.00
Columbia Bridge Co., bal
on Fisher bridge 1995.00
Columbia Bridge Co.. extra
concrete in foundation.... 285.00
Columbia Bridge Co., balance
on Winona bridge 3330.00
Glover, J. 8.. hauling aund
unloading lumber 110.00
Potlatch Lumber Co., lum
Standard Lumber Co., lumber 109.35
Stratton, O. H., payment on
city hall bridge 2500.00
Standard Lumber Co., lumber 14.65
Road District No. 1.
Jones. F. P.. labor 18.75
Leister, C. E., labor 11.25
Leister, A. S., labor 17.60
Leister. A. S.. labor 26.40
Robinson, Olfay, labor 17.50
Robinson, Dan, labor 17.50
Robinson. Dan, labor 18.00
Bailer, S. S., labor and team 4(L50
Bailer, E. L., labor and team 11.25
Gilkey, W. J., labor and team 675
Wilmer, F. J.. labor 4.00
Wilmer, F. J.. labor 229.95
Wilmer, F. J., labor 246.95
Wilmer, F. J., labor 527 80
Wilmer. F. J.. labor 234.40
Wilmer, F. J., labor 183 25
Wilmer. F. J., labor 188.70
Wilmer, F. J., labor 207.45
Wilmer, F. J.. labor 678 20
Road District Xo. 7.
Leonard Bros. & Co.. supplies 19.65
Road District No. 8.
Bryant. Nat., labor 36.50
Olson. A. E.. labor and team 10 00
Gilbert. Oscar, labor 7.50
Justice Court Cost Rills Allowed
Stare of Washington vs. Jos
eph Addler 4.05
State of Washington vs.
Charles Bankhead 7.55
State of Washington vs.
Harry Fralichs 12.30
State of Washington vs.
Fred Sehpffer 12.30
Surveyors' Cost Bills Allowed"
Surveying and platting the
borton poor farm 76.10
Indigent Soldiers' Claims Allowed.
Landerpost. Fred, rent G. A.
R- hall 30.00
In the matter of the petition of T.
H. Howard and others for the vaca
tiion of part of the county road
known as the Clark and Range road
and described as follows: Com
menc-ng at a pr it on the said
Clark and Range road at the begin
ning of the Broekway road on West
line of Sec 15-20-44 and running 1
H. Howard and others for a change
in the Clark and Range road, said
In the matter of the petition of T
thence in a southerly direction and
ending at the intersection of the said
Clark and Range road with the
Coleman road on the west line of
Sec. 22-20-44. the board ordered the
county engineer to examine the
change described as follows: Com
mencing at a point on the Clark and
Range road at the beginning of the
Brockway rad on west line of Sec.
] 5-20-44, and running thence in a
southerly and southeasterly direction
along the west side of Pine Creek
W 1-2 of the NW 1-4 of 22-20-4 4
and ending at a point on the "cole
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 30, 1910.
man road near the Cozier bridge over
Pine Creek in Sec. 22-20-44, known
as the T. H. Howard change in the
Clark and Range road was referred
to the county engineer and an order
made for examination of the same.
Orders as to Taxes.
The application of Archie & Dailey
of Colfax sets forth that they are
both married ?nd heads of families
and entitled to $300 exemption as
provided by law, which they have
not received and further that the
personal tax of 1909 on the valuation
of $525 was $30.97 and a&s for can
cellation of that part of said personal
tax assessed against the $300 ex
emption asked for and the accrued
The application of W. C. Curtis
sets forth that he is the owner of
73 acres in the S 1-2 of SW 1-4 of
24-19-42, which is assessed for
$1045. with a tax of $17.24; that
the property was and now is in
school district No. 126, the same
having a 5 mill levy, whereas the
proper iy was assessed as being in
school district No. 26 having a 10
mill levy; he asks that the taxes
should be refunded to the amount of
5 mills on a valuation of $1045, or
The application of Mrs. John Poff
enroth sets forth that the taxes as
sessed against lots 1 lana 12, block
15 of Elberton in 190s iras $33.60;
in 1909, $35.20, and that she has
paid all of the 1909 taxes as above
indicated; that the building thereon
had burned November 8, 1908; she
asks therefore that said taxes should
be refunded for 1909, the amount
of $35.20 and cancelled for 1908, the
amount of $33.60. Granted so far
as the cancellation of 1908 taxes.
In the Matter of Bonds.
Bonds of Justices of the Peace ap
Campbell Lefors, Tekoa, Precinct
A. Holzer, Uniontown, Precinct
Geo. N. Henry, Pullman, Precinct
No. 41, 51 and 64.
Joe Canutt, Tekoa, Precinct No.
James IT. Scott, Precinct No. 57.
George W. Taylor, LaCrosse, Pre
cinct No. 14.
Bonds of Constables approved:
Mike Reisenauer, Colton, Pre
cinct No. 26. •
August Splater, Hay, Precinct No.
J. A. Willkomme, Maiden, Pre
cinct No. 66.
Offiicial bonds approved:
Paul Pattison, prosecuting attor
S. M. McCroskey, auditor.
By the county superintendent.
The certificate of alteration of
boundaries of school districts No.
28 and 90 transferring the NE 1-4
of Sec. 6-19-43 from district 28 to
district 90, Whitman county, was ap
The application of W. T. Clark for
autcioneer's license of Tekoa, Wash.,
The appointment of S. M. McCros
key as deputy county auditor was ap
The matter of cancellation of cer
tain county warrants over 6 years
old as per information furnished by
the auditor, an order was made can
The matter of the settlement of
the damages on the Geary road as
claimed by Mrs. Effie Schroder, per
sonally, the board having tendered
her through G. B. Carter, sheriff,
warrant No. 7115 to the amount of
$225, the sheriff returns said war
rant stating that she refused to ac
cept it. The same is placed on file.
Ac memorandum was made order
ing the county treasurer to cancel
treasurer's check No. 10242 for
$17.85, issued June 28, 1902, by
Wm. J. Windus, county treasurer, to
Mrs. R. Berger, Portland, Oregon,
for the reason that the check was
A memorandum of the county
auditor was ordered to draw his
warrant on current expense fund to
the amount of =$12.50 per month for
two months in favor of Mrs. F. A.
Thomas of Colfax, Washington.
A memorandum was made order
ing the auditor to draw his warrant
on the current expense fund to the
amount of $10 in favor of A. Jack
son for one month only.
The monthly report of the Flor
ence Crittenden Mission was re
ceived, examined and approved.
Piece of Her Mind.
"He took a snap of me the first time
he saw me."
"Yes. What did you do?"
"I snapped right back at him."
"There is room at the top."
"That's what they say."
"But I understand the underpinning
"Too bad you don't smoke. John."
"Why, ujy dear?"
"Think bow much money you "ould
make by quirting."
The Hating of farms for sale. My
charges nre five per cent whpn dpal is
cloned. Address The Golden West Real
ty Co , Miss ||. Wellsandt, President and
Manager, Ritzville, Waeh
Four room house and one lot on Mill
i street No. 1016 Price $650. Snap.
• Lot worth it. Colfax Insurance & Real
ty Co., Lippitt Bldg.
Ends Winter's Troubles.
To many, wintt-r is a season of
trouble. The frost bitten toes and fin
gers, chapped hands and lipe, chilblain*,
cold sores, red and rough skins, prove
this. But such troub'es fly before Buck
len's Arnica Salve. A trial convinces.
Greatest healer .ol burns, bnjla, piles!
cuts, sores, eczema and sprains. Oaly
25c at all druggist*.
f arm and
GOOD FOR EARLY OAT CROP.
Sixty Day or Kherson Oats Beat Oth-
ers by About Ten Days.
The two varieties of oats. Sixty Day
and Kherson, look so much alike
that the same description may be ap
plied to both. The plant is a vigor
ous but not rank grower, usually less
inclined to lodge than varieties with
coarser straw. The head, or panicle, is
loose and spreading, bearing a large
number of grains. The grain is small
to medium in size, long and rather
HEADS OB 1 SIXTY DAT OATS.
[From bulletin. United States department
slender, but under favorable condi
tions plump and well filled. Heads
of Sixty Day oats are shown in The
illustration taken, with the reading
matter, from a bulletin of the United
States department of agri :ulture. The
color of the Sixty Day and the Kher
son oats varies with the locality. In
the corn belt the grain is a deep golden
yellow, while farther north and in
drier sections it is much paler, becom
ing almost white in the extreme west
and northwest. The hull is very thin
and the weight per bushel usually high.
The crop ordinarily reaches maturity
in ninety to a hundred days, or about
ten days earlier than most of the va
rieties commonly grown.
The principal objections urged by
farmers against this class of oats are
the yellow color and the small size of
the berry. In some markets there is a
discrimination in favor of white oats
of 1 or 2 cents a bushel, but by far
the larger portion of our oat crop is
fed on the farms where produced, and
yellow oats are Just as good for feed
ing as those of any other color. On
the other hand, on account of its thin
hull this particular type of oats is
higher in feeding value thaji are most
other varieties.—United States Depart
ment of Agriculture Bulletin.
It is not wise to trust the seasons
with only one or two crops. Good
business judgment requires that sev
eral crops be planted, all of which
are adapted to your soil and for
which there is a demand. This is
Making Mulch of Litter.
Don't burn up any kind of coarse lit
ter that accumulates around the feed
yards, but save to mulch different
plants in the garden. If some manure
is mixed with the litter, so much the
better. Such mulch will make melons.
cucumbers and many other plants bear
more heavily and will save cultivation
after they are well started.
Live Stock Notes.
The durability of the mule is a
strong point in his favor. He lives
and works to a good old age. His
"sense"' of self protection is strong,
and he avoids many injuries.
The colt should be taught to respect
the whip and it will never be worn out
Oat straw makes a good roughage
for idle horses when It is well saved,
but feed a little hay along with it.
Sheep should be turned out on every
nice day. Lambs should not be al
lowed to get chilled. Their frail bodies
cannot withstand severely cold weath
No living creature can be very com
fortable with the body all stained and
smeared with filth. The skin must be
kept clean to be able to do its des
Recent experiments at the lowa sta
tion Bhow that with corn at ordinary
prices cheaper pains on lambs may be
made with dry feed than with roots or
Speltz makes very good hog feed
when ground, and some folks soak it
for feeding. It has nearly the same
feeding value as wheat.
EXPERIMENT FARMS' VALUE. !
They Open the Eyes of Farmers to the
Possibilities of Their Land.
The demonstration farm is just as
necessary to the agriculturist as are the
open air encampment and the sham
battle to the militiaman. The reading
of military tactics can never teach a
man either to stand steady under tire
or to capture an entrenched enemy
We know this because of the nian\
instances where even a brief visit made
by some neighboring farmer to these
experimental farms has utterly chang
ed practices which have existed (or
generations, practices which during
some season., have proved fairly suc
cessful and which have caused abso
lute failure only at intervals.
For example, shallow plowing got a
black eye during the seas,,,, o f drought
when the farmers noted the result at
the experimental stations of deep plow
ing aided by frequent shallow cultiva
tion, a method which kept corn green
without wilt and produced a big cro|
of fully filled ears, to say nothing of
keeping the potato plants green and
healthy until a normal crop was ma
The early planting of such extremely
hardy vegetables as carrots and onions,
which with them assures a good start
because of the Invariably copious rain
fall of early spring, was only adopted
when dry weather set in earlier than
usual, and we by this method had as
sured ourselves a crop. Iv like man
ner the spraying of fruit trees annual
ly, systematically and thoroughly was
only brought about in the neighbor
hood by the extremely healthy appear
ance of the small demonstration or
chards at the experimental stations,
the farmers saying little, but beinp
quick to note the dark green of the
foliage and the handsome appearance
and juiciness of the highly flavored
fruit.—ll. B. Fullerton In Craftsman.
Graduate your hired men who
ill treat your stock, especialy the
dairy cows. Send them out into
the world with their diplomas of
STRONG FARM SLED.
Easily Built and Substantial Without
Tenons or Mortises.
A writer in the Rural New Yorker.
from which the picture shown here
with is taken, says that every farm
should be provided with one or mor<
goods sleds, and one built as shown
in the drawing will prove very satis
factory. It is easily built and sub
stantial, as there are no tenons to
make nor mortises, both of which re
quire much labor and seriously weak
en the sled. The frame of the sled is
made of 4 by 4, excepting the blocks
marked X, which are 4 by 6 by 10
inches. Upon these blocks rest the
crosspieces A A A, and upon these
the upper part of the sled frame rests.
all being bolted together with half
g " A
/2 FT. LONG Top K/£ wH
HANDY FARM SLED.
[From the Rural New Yorker.]
inch bolts. Besides the bolts, spikes
should be driven through the blocks X
to prevent their turning should the
bolts become loose. Next come the
diagonal brace B and the crosspiece
at the rear end of the sled just be
hind the standards. The top of the
sled may be floored over if desired.
The tongue is bolted loosely on top of
the front crosspiece and braced with
chains or heavy strap iron braces.
Iron soles should be used if possible,
and good ones are easily made of old
This sled, as described and shown in
diagrams, should give satisfactory
service, but it may be made higher if
desired, though graater height is not
needed unless to be used in stony or
stumpy fields. Crosspieees XXX
may be 2 by <! instead of 4 by 4, when
two bolts at each joint can be used
and the diagonal brace H be dispensed
with. The bottom of the sled frame is
nine feet long, and the top from stand
ard to standard is twelve feet.
The place of the thinking farmer
is just the opposite to that of the
"let well enough alone" man. The
fertility of his farm, the yield of his
crops and the general appearance
of his place improve every year.
Most trouble in raising calves comes
from use <f dirty pails and troughs.
Give the calf clean water and clean
food that doesn't vary in quality from
day to day.
Fertility can be built up faster upon
the dairy farm than upon any other
kind of a farm.
Dried brewers' grains are valuable
to feed with silage to milk cows or
young growing stock, but cannot be
recommended for fattening purposes.
They should not be fed alone, but
should be mixed with heavier and
more concentrated feeds, like gluten
and cottonseed meal.
You never can tell what cow is do
ing best until you begin to weigh and
A good cow never dies in debt to her
wishes for everybody a
happy and prosperous
Start iv the New Year right and buy
South End Grocery
By po doing you will reduce your
liviDg expenses for 1911. A trial
will convince you. Special premiums
dnrir.g January. Save the coupons.
Main 41 Ham 41 Main 41
GEO. L.. CORNELIUS
AUTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE HOSPITAL
Repairing ot all kinds.
Opa Main Street School OOLFAX
M. A. ROSE
Watches, Diamonds, Jew
elry and Silverware. A
large and complete stock
in each line. Watch in
spector for 0.-W. R. & N.
COLFAX, - WASH.
4VDITOKII n THEATER
H. C. HAYWARD, Manager
Special engagement of the world's
PRICES—Lower floor, fo.oo and
$4 00. Balcony, f 4.00, $3 00 and
$2.00. Mail orders (with check) will
receive careful attention and may be
sent in now, reservations will be made
immediately on receipt of name.
Regular advance sale opens Wed
nesday, January 4th.
Bensel Fuel Co.
Anthracite, Rock Springs
Chas. F. Bensel, Prop
Phohe Main 401
"I suffered habitually from constipa
tion. Doan'e Reguiete relieved and
strengthened the bowels, so that they
bave been regular ever since."— -A E
Davie, grocer, Sulphur Springe, Texas '
Will store goods in brick warehouse,
corner Mill and Spring streets, on
first floor above flood danger; reason
able rates made on household goods,
merchandise, pianos, etc.
Qeo. M. Baker, Mgr-
Phone Main 1641
liDO^NOW ( Jlh
THE PROPER TIME FOR NEW HARNESS
is today. Do it now if your present
harness would be all the better for re
placing. Do it here where you are sure
THE QUALITY OF THE H4RNESF, >
where the price you pay represent^ *»
harness value to the last cent. Av^| «L?
holiday season everybody feels like beine
generous. Be ho to yourself, and just
beside, by treating yourself to a new set
oi harness from our collection
COLFAX HARNESS CO.
(Successor to P. B. Stravens)
J- B. LORCH, MANAGER
The%^t^w^ n>? ouat7 ot Whitman, 88 .
for more than one year plaintlff by defendant
-non of h, B work, SSfiggo^ ab hf e P«^
Dated JJecember 23rd, I9io.
Plaintitt's atfrnev no fi f«mN> PICKRELL,
Whitman count"yg^2g^* ddr «"'. Colfax, .
Notice to Creditors
dX he e dmaUerofttle^teof Elsie
-SKS?«££S f ven that by an Orde f^
ceased^re^^ebVnSfifli!^ 11118, a*»inst said de-
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SSS2 Rl"e- deceased
We Haul Everything
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