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ffffiOHL NEWS HEMS
Mru. Hen Binnard and Miss Minnie
Hinnard left Tuesday night for New
York city, where they will spend the
John T. Baken of La Crosse, A. E.
Labrbos nf Winona and .1. F. Gieen of
Endicott, fit l«l deputy assessors recently
appointed bj County Aseessor Walter,
were at the county teat Monday, pre
sumably on official business.
Will Smith left Monday morning for
San I'iekjo. California, where he will go
info the electrical supply business.
W. B. Hargrave returned Sunday from
the Snuad country, where he had been
bibernutinK for the previous two or
three w. eks.
Joe K>if*t left Tuesday for Farmington
#trictly oo business.
Mrs. J. M- Richardson of Maiden, one
of the heavy taxpayer* of that region,
was at the county seat Saturday pay
ing her taxes and attending to other
Mrs. R H Vermilye of Puilman was
in Colfax Friday milling with old-time
friends and acquaintances.
James E Duff of Lewiston pulled in
Saturday evening, returning on the
Sunday morning train. Buniness called
Moscow, so he thought he might
jjHfll continue the journey to Colfax
an»ii»pend the night with his mother and
the rest of the family.
Mrp. Jessie Woodin of Blackfoot,
Idaho, is visiting this week with Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Woodin. She i* on a return
trip from a vinit to California.
Mrs D. S. Brotherson and mother,
Mrs. Hubbard, left Tuesday for a week's
visit with relatives in Spokane.
Mrs. A. A. Benner and eon of Hubbard
are in town this week, the guests of Mrs
Richard H. Duff.
Miss Clara Stravens arrived from Port
land Sunday morning, where she under
went an operation some time ago, and
at one time was thought to be in a
critical condition. The young lady is
fully restored to health.
Dolph Coolidge of Tekoa was attend
ing to business at the county seat the
tiret of the week.
Mrs. Sam Boyer and Mrs. D. C. Wood
ward journeyed to Tekoa Tuesday to
remain a week with friends.
Claude Renfrew of Farmington was in
Colfax Tuesday mingling with the
George W. Case, Jr., of St. John,
deputy field assessor, was here Tuesday,
presumably putting himself in touch
withe assessment business.
F. P. Magaire, engaged in the real
eet^te business at Kennewick, returned
l^Hdtv, after being here several days
with relatives and friends.
Judge Thomas Xeill went to Spokane
the last of last week to hold court for
Judge Webster, who has been on the sick
list for a long time.
J. X Good left Monday afternoon for
Olympia to be gone several days.
Robert L. McCroskey went to St. John
Tuesday, strictly on business.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hicks left Wednes
day for Victoria, B. C, where Mr. Hicks
will be engaged for some time in railroad
work, he being an engineer. Colfax will
continue to be their home, however.
Hey. T. \V. Walters pulled in from
Walla Walla Tuesday, where he bad
been to nee bin daughter, Miss Helen,
who is enrolled as a student at Whitman
College. Wednesday Mr. Walters dc
parted for Spokane, where he will be at
home for some time with his eon Melanc
tbon and his family.
J- J. Scherr, traveling passenger agent
of the Great Northern railway, with
headquarters at Spokane, was attending
to business in Colfax Wednesday.
Thomas Jacka of Hoquiam, Btate
grand master of the A. 0. U. W., was in
Colfax Tuesday, visiting the local lodge
that evening and mingling with the
A. J. Easum was registered at the
Spokane, the middle of
V^fc- He was later joined there by
W/>» Margaret Price came down from
tollman, Sunday remaining uDtil Wed
nesday, when she left for Spokane to
enter Blair Business College.
Mrg. Samuel A. Mitchell of Spokane is
Siting in Colfax this week with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Allee Cooper left Wednes
ds? for Boise, Idaho, where they will
Guy Hughes of the Winona News was
B»ni?ling with the brethren in Colfax the
°"adle of the week.
J°bn M. McCaw, county engineer, left
or olympi a Tuesday. His purpose was
*>tell the solons at Olympia what he
Knows about the grades, etc., leading in
an<i out of Colfax, of which there seems
° be dense ignorance on the part of
ertait» members of the lower house.
. &• 0- Cornelius left Wednesday morn
lH for Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, to
** Bone a week or more.
Mrs Claude Swegle left for her home in
Monday, after visiting several
in Colfax with relatives.
J°hn W. Mathews of Pullman was
■"tepdinjf to legal business at the county
(nWfetnoier of Elberton was attending
in Colfax Thursday.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MARCH 10, 1911.
'GOOSIE'DIESUT GREAT AGE
Ecc.ntric Character, Who Ha. Lived
Life of Recluae and Miser.
A well-known and eccentric character
passed away at St. Ignatius hospital
Monday in the person of Diedlof Rahn,
known to moat people in Whitman
county aB "Goosie," from the fact that
he killed many wild geese in the earl
days and sold them. "Goo Hie" should
not be confounded with "Wild Gooss
Bill, another eccentric character living
>n the Big Bend country, who died in
Spokane several weeks ago.
Diedlof Rabn was born in Schleswig-
Holstein, Germany, and according to
Mrs. D.,oks Fry, an old resident of
Whitman county who has known Rihn
for a long trine, was 90 years old this
month. He emigrated to America at an
early date, locating at Davenport, lowa.
Liter he came to Sacramento, California,
finally reaching Whitman county in Hep
teinber, 1879 He located on a home
stead near Dusty, adjoining that of H.
J. Ackerman, which has since been his
borne and where he lived the life of a
hermit. His habitation was a shack.
He was also supposed to posses* wealth,
buried treasure being hinted at, which is
undergoing investigation by Coroner
Bruning and a nephew of deceased who
is here, George T. La Frenz.
Several years ago three young men
entered his Bhack at night, bouud the
old man and demanded to know where
his buried treasure was He denied
having any. Finally they threatened to
torture him with hot irons and coals if
he did not tell, when one of the three
wilted and said if that was the game he
would not stand for it. They left him
bound, however, he finally loosening the
cords that held him and gave the alarm.
The three were apprehended, convicted
and served time in the penitentiary for
During his last illness Rahn was taken
care of by two young men, Claude
Michaelson and Charles Benner, who
took a day about in earing for him, he
paying them a dollar a day for the
service. He paid them each day a silver
dollar until his dollars ran out, telling
t em he would pay the balance when the
"frost was out of the grouud." Thin
remark has renewed belief that the old
gentleman has buried gold. Growing
steadily weaker and weaker he was
brought to the hospital Saturday, dying
Monday as above stated.
Rahn has a sister living at Davenport,
lowa, Mrs Marguerite La Frenz. His
nephew, George T. La Frenz, above
mentioned, is here, coming down from
Spokane Wednesday. He -has other
relatives in Germany.
Columns could be written of the eccen
tricities and miserly ways of "Goosie."
But few people knew his real name. If
Coroner Bruniug and the nephew succeed
in finding buried treasure on the old
man's farm near Dusty the amount may
astonish the natives hereabouts.
Funeral services will take place from
the undertaking parlors Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock, interment in Colfax
Baptist Church Special.
There will be extra services at the
Baptist church next Sunday, March 12
Dr. F. A. Agar, Dr. C. A. Cook. Fred H.
Thompson and Miss Weyburn will be in
Colfax and will have charge of the ser
vices for the day. In the morning at
11 a. m., afternoon at 2:30, and in the
evening at 7:30 o'clock. Dr. Avar's ex
periences in England, Montana and
Washington has made him a very enter
taining speaker. Dr. Cook was for years
at the head of the Layman's and Stew
ardship movements and is a forceful
speaker. Mr. Fred H. Thompson comes
from the immediate field where he has
been engaged in driving the gospel
wagon and singing the good news among
the hills and vales of Washington and
Idaho. Mies Weyburn comes from Chi
cago. It means a day of good things
and all are invited to attend some or
all of the services.
Rolla Hill Undergoes Operation.
Rolla Hill, son of Charles R. Hill, un
derwent an operation at Walla Walla
this week, the nature of which is not
understood at this distance. As told in
The Gazette last week, Rolla was stricken
with blood poison from an accident while
playing basket ball. He is a student at
Whitman College. His mother is with
Mar. iage Licenses.
Marriage licenses have been issued by
the county auditor to the following:
W. E. Ogden and Mary Jeanette
Thomas, both of Tekoa.
John Nauert and Regina Balkow, both
John Moore of Endicott and Matilda
Macblied of La Crossp.
Business Man Come* Here.
D. F. Trimble of Palouse, formerly of
this city, has bought a half interest in
the Whitman Realty and Grain Co., and
will move here about April Ist. He will
then go into the office and take an actira
part in the concern's work.
Showing of fine line Patterns and Tai
lored Hats at Mrs Moore's, Friday and
Saturday, March 10 and 11.
Eagles' Second Annual Dance.
Cnlfax Aerie No. 303, Fraternal Order
of Eagles, will give their second annual
ball at the Armory, on Friday evening
March 17. Music by Davie' orchestra.
Tickets fl. Everybody invited to at
tend. Grand march at 8:30.
SOCIAL SIOEJF COLFAX
Whitmsn Circle Will Entertain.
The entertainment announced to take
place Monday night by Whitman Circle
No. 102, Women of Woodcraft, in honor
of Mrs. E. W. Weinberg, guardian
neighbor of the Circle, which is also in
tended to include her husband, Mayor
Weinberg, promises to be an interesting
event. The entertainment will begin
promptly at 8 o'clock, and will include
recitations, munc, speeches, etc., to con
clude by unloading the baskets and fill
ing up with all the good things to eat.
Tne membership of the Circle is expected
to be out in force, including the invited
truf-it*, of which each member is entitled
to invite two. A large turnout ia an
ticipaced and a good time is assured.
Remember the Dance Tonight.
Colfax Lodge No. 4, Knights of Pythias,
and Calanthe Temple No. 2, Pythian
Sisters, have scut out invitations for the
dancing party to be given by them at
the Armory this (Friday) evening. Grand
march bfgius at 8:30. The Knights and
Sinters are noted tor the entertainments
and dances they give, and that a large
turnout will be in attendance and an en
joyable time assured goes without saying.
The Pythian Palousers met Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Harry M. Love, where a pleasant time
was spent. The bouse was decorated
with hyacinths. Four tables were sur
rounded by earnest players of 500, Mrs.
J. B Mackay winning first prize and
Mrs. George Huntley capturing second
prize. Dainty refreshments were served.
Entertained Official Board.
Rev. and Mrs. N. M Jones entertained
the official board of the M. E. church
Saturday evening, about 22 being pres
ent. It was a social function, pure and
simple, in recognition of the aid ex
tended by the board in raising funds for
building the proposed new church. Re
freshments were served and good fellow
Last Friday afternoon Mrs. P. H.
Sundin entertained a party of children
in honor of her son Lso's sixth birth
day. Fifteen children attended. Games
were played and refreshments served—
the children enjoying the occasion im
Ladies' Aid Society.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congre
Rational church will meet with Mrs. E
J. Moses on Thursday, March 16, at 2
o'clock. The hostess will be assisted by
Red Russian $ .61
Club and hybrid 63
Forty fold 64
Turkey Red 63
Feed barley, per hundred 90
Brewing barley 1.00
0 jta, per Hundred , 1.10
Mark I wain's Sealskin Coat.
At the time of our first meeting,
which must have been well toward the
winter, Clemens was wearing a seal
skin coat, with the fur out. in the
satisfaction of a caprice or the love
of strong effect which lie was apt to
indulge through life. With his crest
of dense red hair and the wide sweep
of his flaming mustache Clemens was
not discordantly clothed in that seal
skin coat, which afterward, in spite of
his own warmth in it, sent the cold
chills through me when I once accom
panied it down Broadway and shared
the immense publicity it won him.—
W. D. Ilowells in "My Mark Twain."
Dufferin's Warning Dream.
There are many stories on record of
the warning dream. The late Lord
Dufferin when in Paris dreamed that
he was in a hearse being conveyed to a
cemetery. A few days later, as he was
about to enter a hotel lift, he was
startled to observe that the attendant
was the living reproduction of the
driver of the hearse in his dream. He
stepped back, and the lift went up
without him. Before it had reached
the top of the building some breakage
took place in the mechanism and the
lift crashed down to the bottom, every
one in it being killed.
Author—l see you gave Blinks an
important part in this play. I thought
you were not good friends.
Manager—That's all right. He gets
mobbed in the last act by a bunch of
"But that's all stage play."
"Not this time. I have selected these
supers from among his creditors."—
"That chap really has a lot of
"1 know it."» replied Farmer Corn
tossel. "But the trouble is that he
keeps usin' 'em to think up new ways
to act foolish."—Washington Star.
Mrs. Lushman—Aren't you ashamed
to come home In this condition? Lush
man—'Shamed? Wom'u, I ain't even
A happy life is not made up of nejra
tives> Exemption from one thing is
not possession of another.—Landor.
Makes Home Baking Easy
k lii +
The only baking powder
made from Royal Grape
Cream of Tartar
NO ALUM.NO LIME PHOSPHATE
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 6:80 p. m.
The usual services will be held in the
Presbyterian edifice, near the old High
school. The pastor will preach on " For
give aud Forget" and on "The University
of Solitude." At the evening service
Dan Welty will sing a solo. All invited.
Good Samaritan Episcopal church.
Rev. J. (t Robinson, rector —Evening ser
vice at 7:30. Sunday school at 12 m.
Young men's bible class. 0:30 p. m.
Christian church. Rev. W. A Diggins,
pastor—Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m
CE. at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting
every Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Baptist church.—Rev. T. J. Collins of
Spokane will occupy the pulpit at the
Baptist church Sunday, preaching morn
ing and evening.
Inrst Methodist Episcopal church, Rev.
N. 11. 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.
Regular services at the chapel of the
Church of God will be held during the
winter as follows: Sunday school at 10
a. 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—Preachine 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 Colfax Methodist Episcopal
Church—Sunday school at 2:30 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.
TOOK HIS FATHER'S PLACE.
The Night Edwin Booth First Ap-
peared as Richard 111.
Between the ages of fifteen and
eighteen Edwin Bootb was almost con
stantly the intimate companion of his
fafher, Juiiius Brutus Bootb the elder.
That father's eccentricities were such
as to tax even the devotion <>f such
a sun, but Edwin's affectionate care
never failed. He used to beguile the
tragedian's time following his arduous
performances by playing the violin or
singing negro ballads, accompanying
him.seif on the banjo. Many limes he
attended his father on ions walks be
tween midnight and morning. In 1851.
on a certain night, the father was
booked to appear as Richard 111. at
the National theater. New York. An
hour before the time for the curtain
to rise he chose to lock himself in a
closet at his hotel an<l refused every
persuasion his son could offer to keep
In despair Edwin rushed to the the
ater to explain his father's absence.
The house was already filled. The
manager was distracted and in his
excited questioning of the boy acci
dentally learned that the tragedian
had flippantly told Edwin to go and
act Richard himself. "We'll take him
at his word." said the manaser. And
the frightened boy was hastened to
the stage and helped into his father's
Gloster costume, several sizes too big
for him. Members of the company
gave helpful encouragement.
The play opened without an explana
tion to the audience. When Edwin
made his entrance for the opening solil
oquy the substitution was immediate
ly recognized, but so also was the boy.
for Edwin had several times appeared
in lesser parts, notably that of Tressel
in the same play, in which role he
made his very first appearance. The
audience was kindly tolerant for a
time, then interested and finally enthu
siastic, for Edwin Booth, although only
eighteen years of age, played Richard
worthily, revealing many flashes of .
that brilliant genius that afterward
made him a star of much greater emi
nence than his father had ever achiev
ed. On the strength of this success
Edwin Booth was soon engaged by j
the manager of a Baltimore stock com
pany to play any part assigned to him
at the enticing salary of $6 per week. |
Small as that pay was. Edwin Booth
later on in the far west experienced
deprivation that would have been im
measurably relieved by an even small- I
er income.—Kansas City Star.
*'A.'D. S. Peroxide Cream for rojgh
skin, 25c and 50c, at Riplej's.
«» ~| JUST JBGEIYED
'■Mi;* a car of
___jr :L_l i\ Vehicles
QUALITY IS REMEMBERED AND
LONG AFTER TT
PRICE IS FORGOTTLK Mai*lieSS
These goods are first class in every
respect and are fully guaranteed
Whitman Implement Co.
'.V2\ Main 8t d^i 11 ttt i
Phone Main 951 LvOllaX, WaSIl.
Shirkey & Gluser, graduate opticians.
Kills a Murderer.
A merciless murderer is Appendicitis
with many victims, but Dr. Kieg'n New
Life Pills kill ir by prevention. They
itently stimulate stomach, liver and
bowels, preventing that clogging that
invites appendicitis, curing Constipa
tion, Headache, Biliousness, Chills. 25c,
at all druggists.
For Spirella Corsets call up Mrs. S. E
Ratliff, Phone Ked 1212. Colfax.
The Colfax Nursery offers for spring
planting first class non irrigated apples,
cherries, peach, pear, plum and prune
trees, grapevines, some roces and other
shrubbery. Early orders will be appre
ciated. Geo Rledy.
A specific for paiu—Dr. Thomas' Elec
trie Oil, strongest, cheapest liniment ever
devised. A household remedy in Amer
ica for 25 years.
Live Stock Wanted.
I am in the market to buy hogs and
cattle and will pay the highest market
price. Will be in Colfax Friday and
Saturday of each week at the Hotel
Colfax. Either write or phone.
A. J. LoGSDON
Dyspepsia is our national ailment.
Burdock Blood Bitters is the national
cure for it. It strengthens stomach
membranes, promotes flow of digestive
juices, purifies the blood, builds you up.
Any skin itching is a temper-tester.
Tbe more you scratch the more it itches.
Dean's Ointment cures piles, eczema—
any skin itching. At all drug stores.
Squirrels are out. Call at Ripley's
Pharmacy for your poison as we keep
all kinds at correct prices.
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate opticians.
A purse with some coin and other ar
ticles. Prove property and get same at
Lost. Exchanged by mistake from I.
OOF. Hall, on Feb 23d. L«die« Fur,
an Isabelle Fox. Party taking samp
please cell at Mrs. Armstrong's, lii2s
Meadow str^t. Colfax
For rent—Five house kwning rooms
for rent. Inquire of South End (irocpry.
Wanted—DcHcription and price of land
for sale from owner* only. State loca
tion and terms. Address Lock Box 696,
The Gazette has a beau
tiful line of Commence
ment Programs for
Graduating Exercises >
at very reasonable
prices. The line em
braces many handsome
2-color designs, with
inside and outside en
velopes. Orders should
be placed early for this
work as some time is
required to prepare the
same. Samples are
here for your inspec
tion, and we invite cor
respondence in regard
to same, and will be
pleased to quote you
Printers and Blank Publishers
Piano to Trade
First class $500 Booth Bros.
Piano to trade fur team of horsc>.
10 S € Restaurant
The price asked for these
goods will certainly be a
great inducement for you to
buy your shoes NOW.
R. P. HILL & CO.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 10 TO APRIL 10
From all points in Middle West
and Eastern States to all Inland
From St. Paul $25 00
11 Chicago $33.00
" St. Louis $32.00
" Memphis $32 00
" New York . $50 00
'' Kansas City $25.00
and proportionately low rates from all
other Eastern points by either the Great
Northern or Northern Pacific to Spokane
and then via Inland Electric.
If your friends are coming West let the
Inland A^ent arrange ticket delivery for
y>u at colonist rates.
$?.5O PER TON
ASK US ABOUT if
Phone us your orders
Phone M«in 21
Golfax Meat Market
A. GERBER, Proprietor
FKESH AND CURED MEATS
POULTRY AND JISH
Oysters in Season
Hides and Pelts Bought
119 Mam Street Phone Main 101
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.
Geo. M. Baker, Mgr-
Phone Main 1641
Gazette advertisers talk to
people in the best home s in
the Palouse country.