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SHARE HIGHWAY FUND
Totals $33,130.28. to Be Spent
Elberton'a People Get the Nickel--
Anent Freight Station at Pena
wawa- -Governor Hay Nips in the
Bud Two Bills--Other Matters.
Olyropia, March 25)—Whitmancounty
it* entitled to $38,130 28 for its permß
nent highway fund to be spent by the
county commissioners, according to
figures jiint given out by the state uud
itor showing the amounts due each
county in the state from the unused por
tion of the Htate aid road money con
tributed by the various counties during
the years 1907, 1W)8, 1909 and 1910.
Two Bills Become Law.
A bill introduced by Representative
Todd of Whitman county has been en
acted into law. This was H. B. 02,
amending the constitution by authoriz
ing and empowering voters to call a
special election at any time to discharge
any elective cm'ner and to elect his sue
ce-sor, and H. B. 173 by Representative
McCoy, authorizing the purchase of cer
tain lauds adjoining the State College
has also been enacted into law.
Elbertonites Get the Nickel.
As a result of a discovery made b.v the
state railroad commission that the O-
W. R. & X. railroad had made a mistake
of three-tenths of a mile in figuring its
mileage from (Jolfax to Elberton the
people of Elberton, when they visit the
county seat, will pay five cents less in
fare. It was announced by the Barri
man line that it had decided to do away
with the odd pennies on its road, and
that when a fare was more than 2%cents
they would charge a nickel, taking ad
vantage of the extra money, while if it
was less than 2% cents the passenger re
ceived the benefit. This was agreeable
to the railroad commission. Elberton,
according to tbe railroad's figures, was
16 6 miles from Colfax, which would
make Elberton people pay the odd nickel
to the railroad, but the railroad commis
sion found that, according to the Harri
man line figures, Elberton who only 15.3
miles, so the fares should be 35 cents in
stead of 40 cents. WDen the attention
of the railroad was called to this fact
they admitted it and showed how the
engineering department had made this
mistake. The schedule was corrected, so
that as a result of the commission tak
ing the matter up the rates were re
adjusted and the people get the benefit
of tbe change.
Following this the Harrimon people
find it necessary to readjust its schedule
all the way from Colfax to Tekoa, and a
supplemental tariff sheet covering several
pages followed withiu a short time after
the matter was taken up with the rail
road by the commission.
R. R. Ready to Act.
For the first time an agent has taken
it upon himself to assure the railroad
commission that their order will be
carried out by the company. A letter
ha« bt*en received by the commission
from the agent at I'cnawawa that the
Camas Prairie Railway Co. is ready to
act in event the railroad commission
concludes that the freight station at
Penawawa is not sufficient to meet the
needs of that town without a formal
order of the commission.
High Salaried Officer.
Although H. L Bowlby strongly ob
jected to having any one but himself ap
pointed as state highway commissioner,
Governor Hay has appointed W. R.
White of Olympia to fill the position
temporarily, and he assumed the duties
of the ofbce Wednesday, March 22 Mr.
Bowlby was appointed August 1, 1908,
and his commission expired March 12,
1911. The legislature raised the salary
of the state highway commissioner to
|5000 a year, and it is understood that
the new commissioner will be entitled to
receive the increase in salary of $5000 a
year after June 8 when the law takes
effect, although no formal ruling has
been made by the attorney general.
Anether Phase of Road Fund.
Owing to the fnct that if the transfer
of the money from the old public high
way fund to the new permanent road
fund should be made immediately the
state would have to pay interest on
warrants that could not be taken up
and the public highway fund would be
bankrupt for many months whfle the
money would lie idle in the permanent
highway fund. State Treasurer John G.
Lewis, Attorney General W. P. Bell and
State Auditor C. W. Clausen have agreed
to slowly transfer the money from the
old public highway fund to the new
permanent road fund.
Governor Vetoes Two Bills.
Seventy five house bills and 01 senate
bills were passed by the last legislature,
and out of these but two have been
vetoed in full by Governor Hay. These
were the Jensen bill, which, by repealing
an old liquor law, would permit drug
stores to become grog shops by merely
keeping a record of all sales, according
to supreme court decisions, and the
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON-, MARCH 31, 1911.
Hoquiam bill, providing fur the mile of a
tract of land to that city for specified
purposes, which the governor holds to
be unconstitutional, as the constitution
provides that n< ne of the lands granted
to the stafe for educational purposes
shall be sold otherwise than at public
auction to the highest bidder. He also
vetoed the section in the jute mill bill
which made it mandatory that the jute
mill should be run at full capacity, which
would be impossible if the quarries o wn< d
by the state are also to be operated,
aad the governor holds that the state
entered into a contract to operate them
when it accepted these quarries from the
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
James E Reilly vs Joe Tnibbadeau—
Judgment for plaintiff for $72 57 und
costs, f39 20:
Bunk of F«rmington vs J E Draper et
a' —Demurrer of defendant overruled.
Northern Pacific Railway Co ye Elec
tric Flour MUIh et al—Order of default
St John Skinner vs Commercial State
Bank—Order of dismissal.
A W Witbernpoou vs Palouse State
Bank—Order directing settlement with
W J Walker.
G Allen Mason vs F S Ratliff et al—
Order for security for costs.
Amanda McCabe va Green MeCabe—
Order that defendant pay plaintiff $50
suit money and $75 attorney's fees.
Everett N Cramer vs Margaret A
Martin et al—Order overruling motion
Alexander Warner vs G B Carter and
J A Miller—Order overruling demurrer.
Whitman County vs Jeremiah Kelly et
uz—Decree of appropriation for right of
highway; defendants allowed damnges
by a jury to amount of $625 and costs
amouuting to $170, 4.55 acres.
John F Whealan vs H H Conover—
Continued for trial to April 29, 1911, on
account of illness of witness; plaintiff
penalized $10 to pay for defendant*
A W Witherspoon vs Palouse State
Bank—Order to purchase assignment of
mortgage in Franklin county.
G Allen Mason vs F S Ratliß et al—
State vs S B Walker and Edward
Whitten—Set for trial June 12, 1911, at
1:30 p m.
State v« E Brannon—Fined $50 and
costs, $97 45.
State vs Cnarleß E Ray—Remittitur of
supreme court affirming judgment of
superior court and against sureties for
James Parks vs Minnie I Parks—De
cree of divorce granted to plaintiff.
Northern Pacific Railway Go vs G B
Joslin—Action for money due, attach
James 0 Kellogg vs Emma B Kellogg
—Action for divorce.
R McCraw vs G H Busby—Action to
enforce agreement on sale of real estate.
Guardianship of A B Gregg—Order
Estate of Goalman Hubbard—Order
allowing tinal account and decree of dis
Estate of Lewis T Averill—Order ap
Estate of Samuel F Sinclair—Decree
confirrniag homestead rights of widow.
Estate of Btekman Huliii—Order ad
mining will to probate and appointing
William S Hulin executor without bouda.
Estate of William Stott—Adminis
trator's bond $2400.
Estate of Daniel and Mary G Hughes
—Order confirming sale of personal prop
Estate of Mary A Thompson—Order
confirming sale of personal property.
Estate of James Woodley—Order con
firming sale of personal property.
Estate of Daniel B Conrad— )rder ad
mitting will and appointing James B
Conrad executor without bonds.
Estate of Hazen Oaks—Order ap
Guardianship of HuzM Favill et al—
Order appointing F H Waitman guar
dian with bonds fixed at $2100.
Estate of Charles Favill—Order ap
pointing F H Whitman administrator
with bond at $255.
Estate of Clarence Marden—C H Rus
rell appointed administrator with bond
fixed at $1000.
Guardianship of Roscoe B Westacott
—Order fixing time for hearing on return
of sale of real estate April 8, 1911, at
11 a m.
Estate of L M Ringer—Order to sell
mortgage. (Judge Miller).
Estate of Sarah J Miller—Order fixing
April 7 at 10 a m as time for hearing
petition for letters.
Estate of Detlef Rahn—Letters of ad
ministration icsued to L L Bruning,
Estate of Annie Lake—Order for com
mission to take deposition.
Estate of Myron A Ferguson—Order
confirming appraisement and closing
Estate of Miriam D Walters—Order
Llppitt Brothers' Dressmaking De
Lippitt Brothers' dressmaking depart
uient in prepared to make dresses and
garments of any kind, on short notice,
and at reasonable prices, whether the
goods are bought at our store or not.
Mrs. Ford is in charge of department.
Entrance through the store.
ALL AROUND THE COUNTY
Pot Pourri of News Selected
Mostly From Exchanges.
At the meeting of the ecbool hoard of
Tekoa last week the following teachers
were re elected for the term beginning
September, 1911: William 0 Hoogt
etraat, superintendent; R. C. McDaniel,
principal High school; J. U. Waehburn,
Eari B. Martin, Hildegard Auderson,
Elizabeth Martindale, Irifz Sandusky,
Ada Sexier, Tina Cobb, Lela Whitman,
Gtace Boyington, Lulu Dodsou, iisz^l
Henkle, Martha boardmau,Pearl Si>au!d
iug aud Mrs Luta Trow.
The state railroad commission has
been asked to order a passenger station
built at Penawawa, on the Suake river
branch of the O -W. R & N.
The Palout«ecity council übh announced
that April 4 is to be set aside as a gen
eral cleaning day.
The city council of Palouse has set
May 9 as the date for holding the special
bond isHue eltcciou. The people are to
vote on an additional issue of $90(K) to
meet the expense of drilling and equip
ping the new city well, which cost $6000,
and to refuud the unearned portion of
the saloon licenses, which amounts to
Senator Jos-ph Arrasmith of Pdlouse
was in receipt of an urgent invitation to
be present at the celebration Tuesduy of
the Washington State College's founda
tion day, 21 years ago. Senator Arra
smith was a member of the legislature
from this district at that time and iutro
duced the bill creating an agricultural
A poultry and pet stock association
was organized at La Crosse last Friday
with a dozen members. A. J. Shobe is
president and Dr. J. B. Keaton vice
Papers have been filed with the secre
tary of state at Olympia incorporating
the First State Bank of La Crosse. The
new concern takes over the private bank
of Scriber, Lyons & Moorr. The capita!
stock, $25,000, has all been subscribed
for by the business men and farmers of
La Crosse and officers of the Coif ax Ni
tiona! Bank at Colfax.
At a meeting of the Farmers' Uaion
held at Farmington Sunday Kerr, G H jrd
& Co. were given the contract to furnish
125,000 grain bags and the Cooper &
Cordage Co. of Chicago one car.
Fred Schotff, a young farmer of Mud
flit, near La Croeee, Saturday purchased
enough seed to sow 20 acres to alfalfa as
The foundation for the new Neiertz
two-atory concrete block at La Croese
is being laid. .
M. W. Fockler of Winona has pur
chased 8% acres one mile west of Winona
from Allen Hosier and will erect a power
house. When his electrical company i*
perfected he expects to supply light and
power to Endicott, Winona and La
Crosse, wnich now have to rely on kero
sene for lighting purposes.
John Z iring, a wealthy farmer of La
Crosee, has let the contract for a dwell
ing on his farm, the cost to bs about
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilson and Miss
Maude Warrell, of Garfield, visited rela
tives here Saturday and Sunday.
Harry Lyons of W. S. C. spent part of
the week with his parents.
Miss Stella Cochran has given the la
grippe another try out.
Wanda Huffman and Emma Taylor
visited friends at Bethel last Sunday.
Notice of Meeting.,
Colfax Local of the Farmers' Union
will meet regularly on the 2d and 4th
Saturdays of each month at 1 o'clock in
the Workman hall.
Sam Lyons, President.
Opening Yakima Division.
On Friday, March 24, the 0.-W. R &
N. will oppn its new branch from Attalia
to North Yakima, and will run a through
traiD daily between Walla WalJa and
North Ytikima, leaving Walla Walla at
9:15, arriving North Yakima at 3:00 p
m. Return;ng train will leave North
Yakima at 8:45 a. m , arriving at Walla
Walla 2:30 p. m. In addition to the
above service motor cars will run be
twe^n Kennewick and North Yakima,
and between Grand View and North
Yakima, also between Midvale and
Sunnyside. Connections westbound can
be made with Washington Division No.
8, and main line No. 5; eastbound at
Walla Walla with Wa«hiDtrton Division
No. 7, and main line No. 18 For more
complete information as to train ser
vice on this branch, call on any local !
agent of the O W. R & N.
General Passenger Ageut.
Dyspepsia is onr national ailment.
Burdock Blood Bitters is the national
cure for it. It strengthens stomach '
membranes, promotes flr»w of digestive '
juices, purifies the blood, builds you up.
A. D. S. Peroxide Cream for rough
skin, 25c and 50c, at Ripiey's.
For wheat land in the famous Judith
Basin, Montana, see M. R. Wise Land
Co ad on page 5.
The most common cause of insomnia
is disorders of the stomach. Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets cor
rect these disorders and enable you to
sleep. For sale by all dealers.
Sbirkey & Glaaer, graduate opticians.
—AT THE— J
THE M. & W. MARKET S
Your d )Ilht will K o farther than
at any other meat market in
First—Our meats aud meat pro
ducts are of the highest quality.
Second—Te sell it for le*s.
We pay more for A No 1 Live
Stock of all descriptions than the
other fellow. Don't sell until you
Have you Chickens for sale?
M. & W. Market
311 Main St. Phone Main 471
Oie bay mare 6 years old, branded; 1
black 3 year old gelding, no brand. A
suitable reward will be paid for infor
mation leading to their rrcovery.
S E HUNTOX,
R F. D No 2, Colfax, Wash
Do not waste your time in writing with a pen.
The chances are your writing can't be read again
Let ME write it for you, just as plain as print,
Call today and see me—can you take a hint?
3ES, TSt. COTTERILL
207% Main St., over Ritz's cigar store
Phone Main 191.
Fruits and Vegetables
We are now able to show the most
comorehenHive line ever offered in
town. We carry a full line of fresh
vegetables in season—Lettuce, Spin
ach, Asparagus, Onions, Radishes,
Rhubarb, Tomatoes, New Cabbage,
Celery, etc. A few next week specials
3 dcz^n eggs 50c
Beat bread in town, per loaf., 5c
Corn Flake. 11 for $1.00
Beat 'Em All Soap, 6 for 25c
Tyee Corn per can 10c
Tyee T. inatoes per can 10c
Country Bacon per pound l?c
Blue Vitriol 14 lb for .. $1.00
Satisfaction guaranteed in every
particular or money refunded. We
have our own delivery. Telephone
orders given prompt attention.
Phone Main 41.
South End Grocery
Eggs For Hatching
I have for sale Silver and
Columbian Wyandotte Ejjfgs
for hatching. All prize
winners. Also some .Rhode
GEO. W. RJPLEY
110 Park St. Colfax, Wash.
Carnations are in fine crop Easter
Lilies, excellent stock at $3 00 per
Narcissus, Roman Hyacinths, Sweet
Peas, Calias; co when you want
Flowers for any occasion we can
Our design work is giving splendid satis
faction—new, up-to-date work that is sure
to please, and is moderate in price.
i-COTT BIKH., Horirtts*
CARFIELD, - WASH.
been in to see our
Better come quick as our Clos
ing Out Sale is reducing the
stock very fast, and if you
come now you will get a fit for
a small price.
R. P. HILL & GO.
Groceries and Provisions
Gazette advertisers talk to
people in the best home s in
the Palouse country.
Ohio Double Disc Harrows
— — AND —=—=—
Brillion Pulverizer t Packer
arp necppsitips for every farmer. The Ohio Double Dine Harrow h n
tongu»le«*e, flexible machine with which you can cultivate your Hummpr
fallow and kill the wepde at one operation. It is durable and efficient and
has been thoroughly tried out near Colfax. The Brillion Pulverizer and
Packer i» jn«t the thins for hop on fall sown grain at this time of the year
insfPHd <f a drnc h»irmw Ir mHn'ies the clodH, looHen^ and at the same
time pack-* ihe irrnuud, and prpver^e minting. It will do good an<l profit
able work where a dr-sr harrow will only jump from one clod to another.
Both mHchiue!* are gunranteed to give satisfaction. Come in and look
Whitman Implement Co.
324 Main St. PnlfflY W««ll
Pbooe Main 951 VyUllrtA, f» dMI.
Balsam of Myrrh
Bad Galls, Kicks, Wire Cuts, Calks,
Nail Wounds, Wind Puffs,
Thrush, and Any Sore.
It cleanses ari-1 heals. It counteracts the effect of poison from rusty nail wtmmit,
removes proud flesh an<l gangrene It \. ill stop a hall cut from bleeding almost im
mediately, and heals it very quickly. U sold under a guaranty. A cabinet free.
G. C. HANFORD MFG. CO., Syracuse. N. V.
EPthe Judith Basin, Montana,
where crop yields are the equal of those of the Palouse and
Walla Walla districts, where the market is 5 to 10 cents
higher, and where land may be obtained for one-third to one
half the money on exceptionally easy terms.
We own 10,000 acres of non-irrigated land which we are selling in
tracts of from 160 to 1000 acres. AU land practically smooth and within
three miles of good towns. Fine climate, water and roads. No dust.
Railroad fare refunded to purchasers. Address
M. R. Wise Land Co., *-£3£?5SX N
T>ERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
J- when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
which are manufactured in Whitman county by the V'INONA
MILLING'CO., from Blue Stem Wheat, the very best for the
Spokane and Colfax Feed & Poultry Co.
DISTRIBUTORS, Colfax, Wash.
Do you love good music? Listen to the
"Victor* Talking- Machines
Now for sale at the ELK DRUG STORE Th . fnmouH grand opera sing
era, Caruso, Journet, Dalmom, Tetrazzini, Gadski, Calve, Eames N il
sen, Melb*. Scnuoian Heink and all the reet, make records exclueivelv for
the VICTOR, y
huf lid Qfnuo Uas Served its Time ««<*
IIICtL UIU ULuYG FilM.lewHe.
The "Monarch" Range
Is the one stove that gives you big satisfaction at small
fuel expense. Come in and see them.
E. R. BARROLL
Crockery and China Hardware and Tinware
The place where work is
done satisfactorily. All
kinds of work solicited.
TELEPHONE BLACK 521 AND
OUR WAGON WILL CALL
We may not be the cheap
est but we guarantee all
Golfax Meat Market
A. GERBER, Proprietor
FKESH AND CURED MEATS
POULTRY AND FISH
Oysters in Season
Hides and Pelts Bought
119 Mam Street Phone Main 1M
Bensel Fuel Co.
Anthracite, Rock Springs
Chas. F. Bensel, Prop
Pbobe Main 401