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PERSONAL NEWS ITEMS
Abe Cohn of Portland wan attending
to business in Colfax the last of la t
Mrs. J. 0. St. Denis came down from
Spokane last Friday and is the guest
this week of Mrs. R. M. Ryan.
Mi«i Hattie Rakala, who is a student
at the Blair Business College, Spokane,
spent the holiday season in Colfax under
the parental roof. Mies Bakala will re—
eume her studies at Blair next week.
Mr. and Mrs Roderick R MacKenzie
and Mrs. C. McKinnon and children left
Spokane last Saturday for Lob Angeles,
where they will remain the balance of
Fred 8. Ratiiff came down from Spo
kane last Friday for a few days. Mrs.
Ratiiff and the children spent Christmas
in Colfax with relatives, and still linger
Mrs. W. L Corey of Lewiston, Idaho,
who has been visiting with her parents,
*r. and Mrs. Charles H. Erwin, through
the holidays, left Tuesday for her home.
Mra. L. E. Allen and children of Spo
kane, who spent New Year's under the
parental roof in Colfax, returned home
HT,jge John N. I'ickrell was in Knokane
■*fIPF»»t of IHHt week, the gucHt of the
Mr. aud Mrs. M. M. Hemmings of
Seattle, who have been in Colfax for
several weeks, Mr. Hemmings being con
nected with the Anderson Map Co., will
return to the Queen City in a few days.
Mrs. Hemmings is a daughter of C. 8.
Kicker, the photographer.
Mr. and Mra. 0 C. Golding returned
Tuesday morning from Portland, where
they spent the holidays. Mr. Golding
•aid roses were in bloom, truly justifying
the name of Hose City being given to the
Oregon metropolis. The Ooldings live
•even miles northwest of town, near Rye
atatioti, Mr. Golding being one of the
well to do farmers of Whitman county.
Miss Coralynn Cavender of Tekoa, who
spent the holidays at the home of Miss
Maude Kent ley, returned home Monday
A. G. Scott of Garfield, of Scott Bros ,
florists, was attending to business at the
county seat Tuesday.
Walter Doolittle, Sam Kimbrough and
I'hilip Howard, attending Washington
St Hte College; Bert Hargrave, going to
the State University, Seattle, and Rolla
Hill and Roland Bainton, students at
Whitman College, Walla Walla, are Col
fax boys who have returned to their
studies since the close of the holidays.
Commissioners elect Whitlow
■fc\liller are in attendance at the meet
of the commissioners this week.
They are getting onto the ropes.
O. F. J. Deyeenroth left for Spokane
Wednesday to attend the poultry show,
lioHeibly to get pointers in regard to
Mrs. .1. A. Balniger and baba Balsiger
left Saturday for North Yakima, where
they will make an extended stay with
Mrs. Balsiger's parents.
W. J. Windus left Monday for his
ranch on the Pend dOreille river, 10
miles below Newport, to remain the
balance of the winter.
Mint* Clara Slater of the county aud
itor's, office returned troni Pullman
Wednesday evening, where she had been
visiting with relatives for the 11 days
State Senator Oliver Hal! left last
evening for Olympia to attend the com
ing session of the legislature, which con
Mrs. H. O. Hicks, nee Lunette Pocock,
will leave today for her home in Coeur
d' Alene, where she was preceded by her
husband two or three days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sommer and Misb
IWrtha Sommer of Palouee spent New.
Year's in Colfax, returning home Mon
day. Mr. Sommer is a brother of Mrs.
«*lr. and Mrs. John Sparrow of Spo
tspent the holiday season in Colfax,
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Mc-
Mire Mary J. Davidson was in Pullman
Saturday and Sunday, returning home
Deau Moffatt, eon of Mr. and Mrs. H.
M. MofJatt, left Tuesday afternoon for
Spokane, where he will enter the Houston
school. Dean's mother accompanied him.
Mayor B. T. Byrnes and Sheriff Rob
bias of Moscow, Idaho, were in Colfax
D Millgard made a business trip to
Charles R. Larue and wife left Wednes
day for Olympia. Mr Larue is one of
the solous to the legislature from Whit
man county. Hugh C. Toodd is at the
The Salvation Army.
Aw snow is plentiful the Salvation
army people intend to have a enow fail
tm'cting Saturday night. A few juniors
will take part in the services. A lady
•topped the captain one day last week
and promised a coat for the deserving
i»oor. By the way, she told him that
J&t bail had it for mouths in her trunk.
j9me never know, he declares, what we
have until we look things over. Get
them out and pass them on to others.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 6, mn.
ODD FELLOWS' INSTALLATION
Officer, for the Current Year Are
Elected and Installed.
The different branches of the Indepen
dent Order of Odd Fellows of Colfax have
elected and installed the following offi
cers for the ensuing year:
Colfax Lodge No. 14.
E. D. Eldred^, N. G.; W. If. Mackey, V.
G ; Ed VonSoehnen. Sec; W. G. Frazier
Treas ; H. C. Hunt, R. S. N. G ; W. R. An
derson, L. S. N. G ; A. P. Baldwin, R S. V.
G-; L. C. Felch, L. S. V. G ; Chas. David-
Bon, R. S. S.; D. S. Brotherson, L S S ;
Leonard Strobel, Cond.; A. P. Mechlin*.
Warden; Samuel Casseday, O. G ; Walter
Strickler, I. G.; E. B. Cotterill, Chaplain;
John Bloom, P. G ; J. A. Hampton, District
Verona Rebekah Lodge No. 13.
Rhea Baker. N. G.; Edna Hampton, V. G.;
Hazel Baker, Sec; E. B Cotterill. Fin. Sec;
J. A. Perkins. Treaa.; C. A. Fra/.-.er, R. S.
N. G ; Mrs. A. M. Phillips, L. S. N. G ;
Rose Miller, R. S. V C.; J. A. Hampton, L.
S V. G.; Mrs C. A. Frazier, I. G.; Maude
Laird, Warden; Mrs John Bloom, Chaplain;
Lulu Wells, P G.; Margaret Inman, Dis
Brtstow Encampment No. 14.
E. B Cotterill, P C.; W. G. Frazier, S.
W.; D. 8. Brotheraon, H. P.; H. C. Huut.
Treas ; A. P. Mechling, Scribe; W. O. G.
Cole, Warden; Amos VonSoehnen, District
Colfax Canton No. 32.
H. C Hunt, Captain; J. A. Hampton.
Lieutenant; F. Ells, Ensipn; >»mos Yon-
Soehnen, Accountant; T. H. Palmer, Clerk.
Ben Burgunder Improving.
Ben Burgunder, who is confined to his
home with sickness, is reported this week
as being on the mend. Last week there
were many inquiries concerning his con
dition, the rumor getting started at one
time that he was dead. If nothing un
foreseen occurs Mr. Burgunder will soon
be seen on the street.
Ben Binnard Improving.
Word was received from Mr. and Mre.
Ben Binnnrd this week at Los Angeles
stating that bis health was improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Binnard left several weeks
ago for the City of Angels for the beneHt
of his health, which has been poor for
some time. He is afflicted with asthma.
On* Couple Licensed to Wed.
There was only one marriage licence
issued this week by the county auditor,
showing the aftermath effects of the
holiday season. Peter Zenner and Ger
tie Z both of Colton, is the lone
couple licensed to wed.
Mrs. Weinberg Sick.
Mrs. E. W. Weinberg has been con
fined to her home all the week a very
sick woman, although we are glad to
announce at this writing that she is on
the mend and will probably be around
as usual in a few days.
Tekoa Has Grown.
The county commissioners, in session
this week, raised the city of Tekoa from
the fourth to the third class, the census
Bhowing the growth of that city to be
sufficient to justify the raise.
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
Congregational church, Rev. J. Her
bert Bainton, pastor—Services at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 10
a. m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 d. m.
The usual services will be held in the
Presbyterian sanctuary. The pastor
will preach both moraing and evening.
Miss Buxbaum will sing a solo at the
latter service. AH invir«»d.
Baptist churcn.—tiev. T. J. Collins of
Spokane will occupy the pulpit at the
Baptist church Sunday, preaching morn
ing and evening.
Christian church. Rev. W. A. Diggins,
pastor —Sunday school at *10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
C. E. at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 7:30.
In the morning at 11 o'clock there will
he ordination service, and in the evening,
the pastor will speak on the subject,
'Salvation Now Through the Condition
of the New Testament."
Firet Methodist Episcopal church, Rev.
N. M. Jones, pastor— Regular services
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
school at 10 a. m. Epworth League
6:30 p. m. Regular prayer meeting
every Wednesday night.
Subjects for Sunday January Bth:
Morning, "The Ten Virgins." Evening,
"Profit aud Lobs." Revival meetings
every night next week, excepting Satur
day night. The public is cordially in
Good Samaritan Episcopal church-
Rev. J. G. Robinson, rector—Evening «pr,
vice at 7:30. Snndav school at 12:15
Regular services at the chapel of the
Church of God will be held during the
winter as follows: Sunday school at 10
«. m., preaching services at 11 a. m. and
7 p m. on Sunday. Prayer meeting at
7:30 p. m. on Thursdays.
German Lutheran church, supplied by
Rev. Aug. Tr. Graebener— Preaching ser
vice every 2d and 4th Sunday. Religious
instruction every 2d and 4th Saturday
afternoon. Sunday school every Sun
day from 9 to 10. Service commences
at 10 o'clock. Everybody cordially in
North CoKax Methodist Episcopal
Church— Sunday school at 3:80 p. m.
Preaching service at 3:30 p. m.
Christian Science services in the church
edifice every Sunday at 11 a.m. and
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Notice to Water Users.
Notice is hereby given that all users of
city water mufct call at the office of the j
city treasurer and p«v their water rent
on or before the Bth day of each month
or the water will be turned off. $1.00
will be charged for turning on again.
By order city council.
Fbed Dots, Supt.
SOCIAL SIDE OF COLFAX
Large Family Reunion.
A family reunion whs greatly enjoyed
atjthe home of Mrs. C. G. White on Lake
street during the holiday eeaaon. Nine
teen children and grandchildren gathered
on thin occasion.
Those from out of town were Mr. and
Mrs. AugUHt Paulsen and two sons of
Spokane; Mrs. ,T. D. Connor of Twin
Fall*, Idaho; Dr. and Mrs. White of
Mrs White has but recently moved
into her new home, which was appropri
ately decorated for the occasion. She is
one of the oldest settlers in Whitman
county and the first white woman to
come to Colfax, which was in 1870
That Hhe mny enjoy many reunions to
come is the wi*h of all her friends in
One O'Clock Luncheon.
A one o'clock luncheon was given on
WedneHday ufrernoon in honor of Mrs.
Samuel A. Mitchell and Mrs. Howard
Long of Spokane, by Mrs. Charles Bram
well and Mm. E. M. Woodin, at the
Woodin residence, which was greatly en
joyed by all present. The luncheon was
followed by bridge, which filled two ta
bles, and continued most of the after
noon. Mre. O.lie Cooper captured the
one prize giveu. The ladies departed in
the Hhades of evening, pleased, happy,
A Birthday Party.
Miss Marion Sprague gave a birthday
party in the Sprague apartments in the
MacKenzie block, for Mies Bess Talia
ferro, which was attended by a large
number of the young lady's friends.
Games were played, refreshments served
and all that goes with a birthday party
Mrs. B. F. Randall was hostess last
Thursday afternoon at a delightful mus
ical given to her pupils. Dainty re
freshments were served and a musical
In Colfax, December 29, to Mr. and
Mre. Himon Dreifus, a son, weighing
In Colfax, Januarr 1, to Mr. and Mrs.
Matt Johnson, a daughter, w» ight eight
In Colfax, December 28, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank T. Abbott, a daughter.
In Almota, January 3, to Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Spalding, a son.
Notice to Socialists of Whitman
A mass meeting will be held at the
county court house at Colfax, Saturday,
■January 14, at 2 p. m., for the purpose
of organizing ot Precinct Locals. D C
Coates will addrpss the meeting, explain
ing the depression in the wheat market
On Sunday, Jauuary 15, at 2 p. m. at
the same place the business men are in
vited to hear the subject, "Why one
modern store would serve the public
better than fifty individual stores with
fifty rents to pay, and none able to carry
a full stock, hence the reason for sending
away for goods." All are invited to
come and ask questions Socialism is
coming, and you had better prepare for
it. Under auspices of Colfax Local.
Kakl J. H W bbee,
Those gold fish lasted quickly. They
are all gone and many people were
turned away who wauted them. But we
have ordered a new supply fr >m a near
by market, of large fish three to four
inches long. These of course will not be
given away with croup ointment, but
will be sold outright. Will also have
large globes holding a gallon of water.
At the Elk Drug Store.
For plumbing, material and supplies,
call on J. B. Brown. Phone Red 1521
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate opticians.
Good 2 acre tract one-half mile from
Colfax, fine houne and barn, water in
bouse, plenty of fruit and berries, will
leane by the year at $20 per moßth.
Also 6 room modern house, nicely fur
nished, close in, at $25 ppr month.
G. W. La rue & Co.
Bilious? Feel heavy after dinner?
Tongue coated? Bitter taste? Com
plexion srIIow? Liver needs waking up.
Doan's Regulets cure bilious attacks.
25 cents at any drug store.
for everything in good, reliable
Mrs. W. D. Parr
Jeweler and Optometrist
The Assemjly of Notables.
The assembly of the notables at Ver
sailles, Nov. 5. 1788, will ever stand
as one of the great landmarks in hu
uan progress, v >t on account of Itself,
but in conseuence of what it led to.
Louis XVI., being in great financial
Straits, had already veiled together the
big men of his realm, but it is with
this second meeting of the great ones
that history will ever be the most pro
foundly concerned. The "notables,"
made up of the nobility and aristoc
racy of the realm, listened to their own
voices an.l displayed their gold lace
and vanity for something over a
month and adjourned without doing
anything either for the king or th.> peo
ple Disgusted with the stupidity and
indifference of the notables, Louis con
voked the states general, which was
composed of representatives of the no
bility, clergy and third estate, or plain
people. Maddened by the contemptu
ous treatment they received at the
hands of nobles, the delegates of the
third estate organized themselves Into
the national assembly, which in i.irn
organized the revolution.—New York
John Bright and the Carpat.
A characteristic story of John Rrisrht
Is told by Mrs. T. V. O'Connor in her
book, "I Myself." Ho was at dinner
one night with an M. P. whose wife
by no nio.»ns shared her husband's
democratic sentiments. John Bright
was sitting near his hostess, and she
was rather annoyed at baring him
among: her smart guests and thought
to give him a direct snub, so she said
during a pause in the conversation:
"Mr. Bright, this rag, I understand,
was made by you, and I am very dis
satisfied with it. I have only had it
a short time, and it is very shabby and
"Is it?" said Mr. Bright, getting up
deliberately from the table and taking
a silver candelabrum, which he put
down upon the floor, and, getting upon
his knees, closely examined the car
pet. "You are quite right," he said,
blithely getting up; "it is a bad car
pet, and I will order my firm to send
you another in its place." And then
he calmly resumed his political con
versation, and the dinner went on.
The Curious Electric Eel.
The electric eel, which is common in
the streams of Brazil, is possessed of
a natural electric battery—a tremen
dous one. Beneath the skin are two
pairs of peculiar little bodies passing
longitudinally along the muscles and
near the tail. One pair is next to the
hack and the other near the lower fin.
These bodies are made up of a great
number of little colls, two or throe hun
dred of them, and plentifully supplied
with nerves. Examination of one of
these electrical organs has shown that
in action it is very much like a gal
vanic battery, with the anterior ex
tremely positive, the posterior nega
tive and the current only discharged
at the point of contact with an object.
This has boon proved to be so power
ful when complete that chemical com
pounds are decomposed by it and steel
The Roman Forum.
The Forum was originally a market
place and only by degrees became the
center of Roman civic and political
life. About B. C. 470 it became the
place of assembly of the people in
their tribes and was gradually adorn
ed with temples and other great pub
lic buildings. The Roman Forum—the
Acropolis at Athens alone excepted—
Is perhaps the most thrilllngly Inter
esting spot on earth to such as know
and appreciate the teachings of his
tory. From the Forum came the au
gust laws which governed the then
known world for more than a thou
The suburban man was all sym
"What's the trouble, my dear?" ho
asked as he came home and found his
wife in tears.
"T-trouble enough," sobbed his young
wife. "You k-know that five d-dollar
Incubator the man sold me? Well, it
exploded today and blew all the chick
ens through the roof."
"Oh, well, cheer up, Martha. The
man said it would raise chickens, and
you see it did."—Chicago News.
Where Gannets Swarm.
One of the most remarkable sights
In the world is Bird island, in South
Africa, for the reason that during
some months of the year it is literally
covered with gannets. Not a foot of
ground is to be seen anywhere. Day
after day thousands of gannets strut
around, and they are so close to each
other that the whole island seems ac
tually alive. Those who have seen
this signt say that it is one which
can never be forgotten.
A Pleasant Farewell.
A local minister had had a serious
time in fighting the saloon element in
his own town and had n«>t been backed
up in his efforts by the members of his
<>wii church. This, with other troubles,
had led to his resignation, and in an
lounclng his departure at his farewell
sermon he Bald: "'I am p'imr to do
something the devil has never done.
I am going to leave ('."—Argonaut.
Mrs. Mater—Have you seen Mr. Da
ter's son since he got home from col
lie? Daughter—Yes, ma; saw him
last night Mrs. Sl.—Has he improved
mucj? Daughter—Awfully. He's got
Did you over whistle merrily as you
combed your hair on the morning aft
er the night before?— St. Louis Post
E. R. BARROLL
Hardware, Stoves and Tinware
Most complete line of Crockery in
Carry everything found in a first class hardware store
The home of up-to-date
Novelties, Brass Goods, Cut
Glass and Fine China
Beautiful water colors and oil paintings
Everybody has been wanting the
They are now for sale at the ELK DRUG STORE, the com
crescent $I'4o Per sack CRE s E c D EMT
1 Red Crescent—Family Flour I
Second only to our ROYAL ROSE
Nothing Cheap About It Except the Price.
Is Fully Guaranteed. Ask Your Dealer.
red I Colfax Milling Co. i RED
CRESCENT c* E* W°od > Sec. and Mgr. Phone Main 451 CRESCENT
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 Coltax, Wash.
Headquarters for the Citizens of Whitman County and the
M. J. MALOHEY, Proprietor %
Olir Prices may not be the lowest, but we guarantee every article
The Bar connected with the hotel carries a 6ne line of imported and
domestic Wines, Liquors and Oigara. When you get it at the Hotel
Oolfax you get the best produced in the markets of the world.
When you want to find your friends, go to the Hotel Colfax, the recognised
headquarters for everybody.
PERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
which are manufactured in Whitman county by the WINONA
MILLING CO., from Blue Stem Wheat, the very best for the
Inland Milling & Feed C». =S
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