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*TH X COL FAX GAZETTE
I. B. HARRIS HORSE SHOW LAST
The Coach, the Clyde, the Shire, the Pereh
eron, the Belgian, in Splendid Array-
Great Crowds Witness the Moving Spec
tacle—Weather Conditions Favorable.
The I. B. Harris Horse Show last
Siturday wsk a notable event. It was
a success fu all respects. Old Sol shone
out in all his splendor, the best equines
of all breeds were here, and the people
in great masses tilled the streets intent
on seeing and being seen. While the
Dumber of horses in line did not quite
equal the display of last year
stiil tbere is a reason for this
easily explained. Even fine horse
fl sh cannot be spared from the farm at
all times, particularly from distant
points. Phil Cox's stud of horeee, for
example, whs missed this year. Mr.
Cox, when spoken to about it, said the
absence of hotM fl-sh belonging to him
could not be avoided, as much as he de
sired to have them here.
The borne show, however, is a reminder
of what we have in this part of the In
land Empire. People «aw Shetland
ponies rnif^d by S. J. Abbott near Col
fax follow in the wake of the horse
weiuhing a ton and more an evolution
in horse fl nh that needs to be seeu to
be fully understood and appreciated.
The Paloune country, once the home of
the pie bald, glass-eyed cayuse, which
nerved a useful purpose duriug his day
and generation, hap been transplanted
by the Coach, the Clyde, the Shire, the
Percheron and the Belgian—the best
strains in Europe coming her? at great
expense—until we have as fine horse
fl>sb, in all probability, as can be found
on the American continent. The driving
home, the high-bred saddle animal, the
pacer, the trotter and the runner are
also with uh, positive evidence that this
is not the "horseless age," and that the
automobile is simply a plaything when
comparison is made between it and the
horse. We take (iff our bat to the
borsp. De comes from a noble ancestry
and is "man's best friend."
Lin* of Procession.
John C. Wicks, a well known horse
man and the owner of flue horse fiesh,
acted as marshal of the day The pro
cession formed at the court bouse,
beaded by Mayor Weinberg and George
Palmer riding in a carriage. The Pull
man band came next. Several gentle
men in carriages followed, each driving
horses of local distinction and aristo
Among the number was Jack Hamil
ton's driving animal, seen almost every
day on our streets and always a delight
to look upon.
B. C. and F. M. Sever of Wilcox drove
in a buggy two grey Pereheron mares,
weighing 3100 pounds, that attracted
Ernest Kincaid drove his beautiful
grey mare, while B. D. Saber's high
stepper, a recent acquisition and a
beaut, added to the fullness of the occa
Four Shetland ponies were sandwiched
in by way of comparison, while the
Missouri mule and the Kentucky jack of
mammoth proportions hee-hawed their
way into the affections of the multitude.
Ernest Kincaid, George Palmer and
Bernard I). Baber arranged the horse
show and carried out all preliminaries.
Prize Animals in Line.
"Varcoe," a rich chestnut and a typi
cal show horse, led the parade of prize
animals. He was driven in a light
vehicle and attracted universal atten
tion. "Varcoe" weighs 1050 pounds.
After the season he wiil be prepared for
the track. J. F. Elwell, Colville, is the
Nick Whealen, Endicott, "Fobs," grey
Percheron, ISBO pounds, imported from
France, 13 years old, a fine specimen of
Huffman & Durham, Steptoe, "Build
ings Chief," black Shire, weighs a ton,
imported from England, tire years old.
He looked as big an an elephant. ■
F. A. Assam, Mockonema, "General
Sheridan," grey Shire, grade, 1800
pounds, seven years old.
Nestor Johnson, Almota, "Wanker,"
French draft, dark bay, standard bred,
1750 pounds, 10 years old.
John C. Wicks, CoHax, "Prince,"
Clydesdale, 1820 pounds, nine years old.
Raised by McClay Brothers, Jaynetsville,
W. J. Morrow, UnioD flat, "Hoopla,"
black Percheron, 2060 pounds, three
years old, imported from France.
"Hoopla" was another horse that looked
as biff as an elephant.
McClore & Oamptoo, Union flat,
"Millo," black Percberon," 1800 pounds,
imported from Francp.
A. C. Ruby, Portland, Oregon, "In
c:edule," grey Percheron, 1890 pounds,
imported from France. A beaut.
Charles Locey, Colfax, "Ewart,"
French coach, 1300 pounds. Imported.
Robert Lawson, Colfax, bay Coach,
: 1500 pounds. Imported.
Jones & Peterson. Colfax, "Yamhill,"
Shire, dark brown, 1800 pounds.
Riser Brothers, Colfax, "Baby," black
Percheron, 1700 pounds, four years old.
J. S. Fort, South Palouee, roan
Percheron, 1700 pounds, four yearß old,
F. R. Freeman, Colfax, " Bowlin,"
pacing stock, 1100 pounds, three years
F. R. Freeman, Colfax, Kentucky
mammoth jack, 1000 pounds, seven
years old. Imported from " Old Mie
Jobupon Brothers, Colfux, "Bullet,"
bay Belgian, 1700 pounds, three years
Johnson Brothers, Colfax, 'Darkey,"
black Percheron, weighs a ton, eight
years old, registered. 'Darkly" is a
Johnson Brothers: Colfax, "Swede,"
Denmark home, 1200 pounds, 13 years
Johnson Brothers, Colfax, Kentucky
mammoth jack, 950 younds, eight years
Mi-Ltugblin Company, "Ribbon," dark
grey Percheron, 2150 pounds, five yearn
old, imported. Another horee of im
mense Hiz j.
T. A. Sanders, Wilcox, "Fameux,"
dapple grey Belgian, 2100 pounds, five
years old, imported from France. A
George Palmer, Colfax, " Major,"
standard bred road horse, 1200 pounds,
five years old.
Coliingwood, Arrasmith & Co., Clear
Creek, German Coach, 1480 pounds, live
B. C. and F. M. Sever, Wilcox, two
year-old black Percheron, sired by Phil
Cox's horse, 1440 pounds. For a two
year-old be is "some pumpkins."
Q. W. Smith, Co'fax, R. F. D. No. 5,
"Clyde," Shire, 1550 pounds, four years
Two mules from the W. J. Hamilton
farm, four and five years old, weighing
1400 pounds each, were fine specimens
of their kind.
INLAND LEAGUE LINEUP.
Colfax Playa Pullman at Pullman
Colfax and Gartield met on the local
diamond last Sunday, the score stand
ing 18 to lin favor of Colfax. It was a
tryout game, 15 men being tried out in
the local team with the most gratifying
results. A fair-sized audience was in at
tendance. Next Sunday Colfax plays
Pullman at Pullman, the first league
game of the season.
Charles R. Larue, acting manager of
the Colfax ball club during the tempo
rary absence of Manager Neil in Oregon,
submits the following names of players
for the coming season: Stuart Staple
ton, Volney Canutt, Roy Welle, Gus
Morley. G. A. Cunhnian, Tip Uamblen,
Rome ilipley, John Miller, Carl Wynne,
William Thomas, Thurston Morley,
John Wynne, Miller McCutcheon, Virgil
Canutt, Burch Thompson, Curley Harri?,
H. M. Oatroski, Lan Neil, S. H. Hicks,
Lennie King, Jesse (leal, George Meany,
Dale Cox, W. B. Gray.
There are no salaried players this
year, all home talent, of which we have
mauy good players. Lovers of the
game can look forward to the coming
season with feelings of the warmest an
ticipation, so far as the Inland League
is concerned. There will be some hot
work on the diamond.
A DOUBLE MARRIAGE EVENT
Two Well Known Young Men Take
Unto Themselves Wives.
A double wedding took place at Coeur
d'Alene las' Friday, the 7th, when Bert
I Kuhn of Colfax and Miss Millicent Eddy
! of Spokane, and Dolph Coolidge of Spo-
I kane and Miss Elizabeth Thomas of
Tefeoa were united in marriage Judge
(•'eorge F. Sttele performed theeermiony.
Mrs. Muriel Phjlo of Spokane, sister of
Miss Eddy, was the only one preeent to
witness the interesting cen mony. The
high contracting parties, with Mrs. Philo
I as chaperone, met in Spokane by ap-
I pointment and from there went by auto
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, i»ii.
to the Luke City to be married. After
the ceremony they returned to Spokane,
when the news was broken to the heads
of the difl rent families. It was not a
runaway event, but was a sudden im
pulse to carry out a matured plan to
get married, when it could be done to
gether, the grooms being of the same
age and raised together from early boy
Bert Kuhn and Dolph Coolidge were
both born in Coifax and are each 28
years of age. Together they went to
school, and have been to each other the
same as brothers. The desire to gpt
married at the same time was mutual.
Dolph Coolidge is a banker at Tekoa,
where he first met his bride, but recently
ceaet-d to be an officer of the bank, at
this writing making his headquarters in
Spokane. Bert Kuhn is a well known
young business man of Colfax, where he
has spent all h:s life. He is a member of
the Colfax Realty & Insurance Co , and
is also manager of the Ridgeway theater,
His bride is a talented musician. Mr.
and Mrs. Kuhn returned to Colfax Sat
urday night and are temporarily domi
ciled at the home of Mr. and Mrs Leon
Kuhn, father and mother of the groom.
The young couple will soon begin house
keeping That they may eujoy long
life and happiness is the wish of all.
The Squaw Man.
As a rule the cowboy of the stage is a
rather hopeless aud unconvincing crea
tion at the besr, but in "The Squaw
Man," which will play at the New Ridge
way next Tuesday, the same individual
is a type that is startlingly accurate, if
one in to believe the critics of thecountry.
Edwin Milton R.>yle, the author of the
play, was brought up in the territory in
which the scenes of the play tire IhH,
and he has labored to good advantage
in placing before the members of the
company the necessary atmosphere and
quality by which a real cow puncher will
be distinguished from the artificial pro
The Fool and His Rifle.
Last Friday afternoon, while Mrs. J.
H. Barger was sittiag near a window in
the Barger home corner Lake and Wall
streets, a bullet came crashing through
a window pane, dropping on the floor
not more than four feet from where she
was sitting. It proved fo be a ball from
a 22 rifle. It was evidently a spent ball
and fired by some one above on the hill
side. To say the least it was grotis care
lessness on the part of somebody. The
tool and his 22 rifle is fnquently in evi
dence, this being one of such instances.
The Work of Artists.
A beautiful as well as an elaborate dis
play of decorative china work, the handi
work of the class of Miss Miner, is seen
in one of the show windows of the Elk
drug store, causing much favorable com
ment. It is the work of local artists.
It will compare with the best imported
from abroad. Miss Miner and her class
are to be congratulated. In connection
with it are three beautiful oil paintings
of fruit by Charles S. Kicker, showing
him to be an artist of merit. The fruit
looks tempting, so near to nature is the
work. These facts are pleasing to note.
Sold Two More Autos.
The automobile has not only come to
stay but hid tribe increases. George
Cornelius sold two last week. Ben
Champlin, whose home is near Almota,
bought a Chalmers, 30 horse power, for
which he paid $1875. Bob Morrell, who
lives near Diamond, is the proud posses
sor of an E. M. F., 30 horee power, cost
ing $1200. And this ia only the be
ginning of the season's trade.
Appendicitis Patient Goes Home.
Little Charlie Stipes, a youth from
Diamond, who was operated on at St.
Ignatius hospital for grangreoun appen
dicitis, has sufficiently recovered to be
able to return to bis home.
SPEAKS AT MOSCOW
Palouse Towns Turn Out En
Masse to Hear Him.
Ex- President Talks on Conserva
tion, Good Citizenship, Touched
Upon the Progressive Movement
Good Advice to Idaho Students.
A special train load of 7 cars left Col
fax Monday morning at 7 o'clock for
Moscow to see and hear Theodore Rooße
velt, who spoke there before the noon
hour. Probably 200 entered the cars
here, but people were picked up all aloug
the route, notably at Albion and Pull
man, so that the c^ira were tilled to full
capacity before Moscow was reached.
Mr. Roosevelt spoke from a big pile of
wheat sacks, arranged as a platform on
the University campus, an ideal place
for out of-door speaking. The crowd
surrounding the improvised platform
was variously estimated at from 3000
to 5000 Those who could filled the
windows of the University building in
the rear of the platform. These were
occupied mostly by students.
The ex-preeident Hpoke for one hour.
J3ie remarks were eagerly listened to
He e-poke of ronservation and good
eit:zenship, touched diplomatically and
cautiously on the so call-d progressive
inoveuieut, declaring hitnueif in favor of
the election of United Statt-s senators by
direct vote of fbe pe.ple, and closed by
giving the students of the University of
Idaho some good advice, namely, that
while he enjoyed seeing and taking part
in athletic exercises, it should be a side
isssue merely, in no manner interfering
with thes'udies for which the noble in
stitution before thtui was eetubiished to
What Mr. Roosevelt said in the main
has been printed iv the public press
many times heretofore, particularly what
he said on good citizenship and conser
vation. He is in no sense an orator.
Neither has he a commanding voice for
public speaking. His manner of speech
is deliberate, each sentence apparently
weighed with caution, but spoken with
earnestness and effect. His line of argu
ment was frequently clinched with aptillus
tration, sometimes with amneyig refer
ence. At such times his voice dwindles
almost to a squeak, a broad smile
covers his face and bis lower teech show,
although not in the extravagant manner
depicted by cartoonists.
The big crowd within hearing distance
drank in every word the ex-president
said, which was for the well being and
betterment of the state and nation. Mr.
Roosevelt continues to be a national
figure, and will fill a unique place in the
history of our country. Come again,
BODY OF AN UNKNOWN MAN
Found on Edge of Rook Lake--Rela-
tives Being Sought.
Children fishing near Lavista, on the
Milwaukee railway at the edge of Rock
Lake, reported Sunday the finding o! a
dead man at the water's edge, thought
to be murdered. Coroner Bruning in
vestigated and found that the man bad
died while fishing. The finding of the
body brought into action the first auto
mobile hearse in Whitman county, as
Coroner Bruning attached a steel receiv
iug case on the rear of A. E. King's auto,
and Mr. King made a record run to
Lavieta. From Lavieta Section Fore
man Sharp supplied a hand car, acd the
steel cape was trannfprrpd to the band
—Taylor in Los Angeles Times.
1 car hoarse. Twelve men assisted in
1 carryirg the body up the steep bank to
I the Milwaukee track, it then being
brought to Colfax.
Tbe only identification are Iftundry '
j marks on the clothing. "J. L A.", aud I
| s'r-et addresses, L\".2!> Charlotte street,
| Kansas City, find 1328 W n 61 N. street,
Chicago, and h Swedish Chicago newt
paper dated March 16 The unfortunate j
j man kept track of tb* days of the month ]
j in a well kept da; book by checking each !
| day, the last check being March 22 In
: dications are that he died ut least a week
! before being found. The body is cm
i brtlmed, an endeavor being made to
; locate relatives.
PARK FOR COLFAX ASSURED
Ladies Are Meeting With Encour.
agement--Mon«y in Sight.
The ladies having in hand the park
proposition are meeting with every en-
couragement. The park is surely ago
Saturday whs "tag day," the misses
colleeticvt f54 in that manner. The sum
of $160 has bt en turned into the park
fund, money that was originally col
lected for a Y. M. C. A. building, which
did not materialize. It will go to an
equally praiseworthy purpose. From
the Athenaeum Club |220 is contributed,
bet-ides $31 collected in the shape of
dute from members of the club, which is
placed to the credit of the park fund.
So much for ft beginuing.
Bennett aud Ilouke of the Casino
thenter propose to give two perform
ances for the benefit of the park, the de
tails of which will be worked out, later.
Whitman Circle, WooJuieu of Wood
craft, have contributed $10 and may
follow it up with more. Other lodges
have signified their intention of taking
th« matter up and aiding in the good
i'urk buttons will soon be here, aud it
wilt probably be TEE thing to wear
Coitax has goue lung enough without
a park. It is a breathing spot every
town and city should have. We have
been wniting for years to get something
big—something really our, of the reach
of a city of the size of Colfax. The pro
poHed park fills the bill very nicely. The
Indies having in hand the financial tide
of the matter were never known to fail
iv anything they undertook, and they
will not fail now.
A strong pull, a long pull and a pull
altogether wi'l soon settle the matter.
New Edifice, Costing $10,000, to
Be Built on Main Street.
Colfax is to have a new Congregation
al church. It will be modern and up-to
date in every respect. This was decided
upon at the church meeting held Wed
nesday evening. The lot on Main street,
opposite the New Ridgeway theater, be
longing to the Masons and Knights of
Pythias, has beea secured, and here will
rise a noble structure that will surely
fill the hearts of all Coltaxites with
Alpheus Dudley of Seattle, who makes
church architecture a specialty, having
designed over 270 churches to date, has
been asked to submit plane for the Dew
church edifice, which are expected to be
here next week.
The building is expected to coßt f 10,
--000 or more. It will be of either stone,
brick or cement, or perhaps a combina
tion of all three. The basement will be
provided with a kitchen, dicing hall,etc ,
15 class rooms in all being included. The
main auditorium will have a seating
capacity of 200, with an annex of like
seating capacity for the Sunday school,
which can be opened into one large room
having a capacity of 400 when occasion
The Hze of the lot is 50 x 90, and the
proposed huildinz will fill a epace of 46
xB6 feet of thi». m
These are the general outline?. When
plans are all matured The Gazette will
give full particulars. Location for the
church could not be better. The Knights
of Pythias hall will ta.ke the place of the
Cab bftrn just below, the Methodists are
erecting a fine edifice on Mill street
within hailing distance, paving of Mill
and Main streets will soon be under way
—all of which looks goad and means
much for Colfax. The spirit of Civic
Improvement is in the air. It seems to
be contagious. From a careful diagno
sis The Gazette is of the opinion that it
will spread unless Dr. Knocker gets in
hie deadly work, and we think the dis
ease has gotten ahead of him this time.
X)ur Corgregational friends hope to
get into their new church by early fall.
April 30 Tuberculosis Day.
April .30 has been set aside this rear
as "Tuberculosis Day," and will be ob
served in the 200,000 cburcbes of the
cooDtry in a manner similar to that of
"Tuberculosis Sunday" in 1909, when
over 40,000 permone were preached on
the prevention of consumption. Tbe
Washington association for the preven
tion and relief of tuberculosis hopes to
enlist tbe co-operation of the people of
tbe state in this movement, to the im
portance of which, as a great educa
tional factor, the nation and state are
PRICE FJYE CENTO.
STATE INSPECTION IS
ORDER OF THE DAY
State. County, Municipal, Town-
ship. School Offices.
In the State 180 Ist. 2d, 3d and 4th
Class Cities Are to Be Cheeked-
-2800 School Districts Must Be
Checked Every Two Years.
Olympia, April 12 —The state bureau
of inflection has, during the past two
yearn, with a force ol 10, under the di
rection of the state auditor, checked 20
counties. There are 12 that bare not
been checked and nix are now bein»c
checked. Rtate Auditor C. W. Clausen
estimates that it will take a force of 60
men at work the year around to carry
out the law enacted by the 1909 legis
lature and amended by the 1911 legis
lature which calls for the inspection ol
state, county, municipal, school and
township ottices. In addition to the
counties which have already been checked
the school districts iv each of the coun
ties checked have been examined. The
examiners are now working in Kinjr,
Pierce, Stevens, Walla Walla, Cowlitz
an*s Snobomish, while Anotin. Benton,
("lurke, Coluoibirt, Uarfield, Klickitat,
Skamania, Spokitoe, Wahkiukum, What
com, Whitmnn tmd Yukima counties
hove not beep touched ow yet.
Soibe report* on eountie* thnt have
been rht eked are not .yet fled. In the
safe there are IHO brnt, aeeond, third
and fourth class cities to be checked, and
examiner*) »re now at work iv Olympic
and North Yakimu. More men will be
put at work and all the cities will be
checked In addition to the citi»e there
are 2800 ecbool district?, and these and
the 180 mien are to be checked every
two yearn, while thecoantiea are to be
ch-cked each year. E-ich taxing dis
trict mu»t pay for the examination.
The failure of the legislature to allow
enough money will prevent the thorough
checking of the Ptate offices and only
two men are likely to be uxed on this
Bonds Purchased by State.
A statement iflHoed by the state board
of finance h^dwh that in Whitman county
the Rtate board of finance has purchased
foOOO worth of bonds issued by school
district No. 170, and has bid on |20,
--000 worth of bonds iftf>ued by pcbool
district No. 104 and $25,000 worth of
bonds issued by school district No. 74
While away on hi* tour of the stare
Governor Hay will vW it Brattle, Tacoma,
Walla Walla, Spokane, Medical Lake
In an opinion given the prosecuting
attorney of Wabkiakam county Assist
ant Attorney General Lyle holds that
fourth class cities or towns in Washing
ton are not liable for expenses incurred
in the care and burial of paupers and
indigent poor residing within the limits
of such cities.
Rock Crushing Plant at Fidalgo.
A portion of the rotary fund may be
used for the operation of the rock crush
ing plant at Fidalgo, according to a
ruling made by W. V. Tanner, attorney
general. The legislature, while it men
tioned the other quarries, omitted to
provide any funds for the F idalgo plant
in dealing wilb the rotary fund, but At
torney General Tanner holds that a por
tion of the rotary fund will be available
for the maintenance of the plant, al
though no money can be n-?ed for i qaip-
ment, and that the transportation of
prisoners to and from the quarry will
also be permitted.
Good Financial Showing.
The quarterly report of John G.
Lewis, state treasurer, shows that the
state board of fiuance, of which Gov
ernor M. E. Hay ia the head, has pur
chased more than $500,000 worth of
bonds since December 31, 1910, and
that $572,152 worth of additional
bonds have been bid in but not yet
secured by the state, which makes up a
total of more than $9,000,000 invested
in bonds. The interest on these bonds
averages about five per cent, making an
income of $400,000 a year, or more than
11000 a day. The state board of finance
will probably wipe out all the bonded
indebtedness before tbe next two yearn
go by, as it has reduced the bonded in
debtedness of tbe state from $1,200,000
New M. E. Church Building.
The contract for building the new M.
E church was let this week to Carl An
derson of Spokane for f 10.270, be being
! the lowest bidder. Hughes and Holliday
; have been given the contract for the
i stone work. The building all told, in
: cludiog seat?, windows, etc , ia expected
! to cost between $11,000 and $13,000.
■ Excavation will be completed today or
' tomorrow. It is the aim to dedicate
the new church the first Sunday ia
August. Ah far as possible work on thia
structure wil! be given to local men.