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LEAVING HOME TO
SAVE (?) MONEY
It Doesn't Figure Out That Way
When Everything's Said,
DIALOGUE WITH A MORAL,
Why Net Buy at Home and Help the
Local Dealer Instead of Wasting
Cash In Traveling to tha City?
Time and Comfort Saved.
Afternoon in home across the Ilud
son from New York city. Mrs. Ross
and daughter Jennie, visiting Mrs.
Jones, Mrs. Itoss' married daughter.
Mrs. Ross—l see you have on a pair
of new shoes.
Mrs. Jones—Yes. I bought them yes
terday at J.s (mentions a local store),
and they are a perfect at
Jennie—Why, they are just like mine.
How much did you pay for them?
Mrs. Jones—Three dollars.
Mrs. Ross and Jennie (together)—
My! Oh, gracious!
Mrs. Ross—You never can get a bar
gain in Jersey.
Jennie—That's so. Ma and I went
over to New York to a sale and
l>ought my shoes, the same identical
thing, for only $2.98.
Mrs. Ross—And we had lunch for
both for 50 cents.
Jennie—The crowd at the sale was
awful, and I came near fainting from
the heat. Everybody must watch for
Here Mr. Jones, who was listening
behind his newspaper, could hold him
self no longer. He burst out with a
"Ha, ha, ha!"
Mrs. Ross—What's the matter, Mr.
Mr. Jones—l was—ha, ha—just think
ing how saving you women folks are
Mrs. Ross—l don't see any joke
about it. You should tell May (mean
ing Mrs. Jones) to look around and
not spend all her money at home, as
you are always preaching. See the
same shoes on May and Jennie, and
Jennie's cost only $2.98.
Mr. Jones—Ha, ha! You went to
New York with Jennie for a pair of
shoes: 20 cents to get there, $2.98 for
a $3 shoe. Ha, ha! Saved 2 cents, still
out 24 cents, lunch 50, nearly overheat
ed in crowd and 20 cents to get home,
all tired and fretful; make the same
identical shoe as May has for $3 in
Jersey cost you in New York $4 in
stead of $2.i>S, big saving. Ha. ha!
And May didn't come home tired and
fretful the day she paid $3 for her
Mrs. Ross (getting ready to go home)
—Oh, you men do always figure closer
than a woman.
Moral.—Buy in the home market.
Don't go out of town and pay 5 to 25
per cent more in expense when you
think you are saving money.—Gap' in
HELP ALONG OUR OWN.
Why Send to Other Communities For
Goods Produced Among Ourselves?
The steamer Chalmette, from Balti
more, carrying a solid cargo of canned
goods, is discharging its freight at Gal
veston. The state of Texas is one of
the largest markets Baltimore has for
this kind of goods, as it is the piece de
resistance on the ranches. The in
crease in shipment is due to the reduc
tion in rates on canned goods from 20
to 31 cents.—Quanah Observer.
Commenting on the above, Farm and
Ranch of Dallas, Tex., says:
There are no better canned goods
than those of Texas, Arkansas and
Louisiana. Yet it is. found hard to sell
products of our canneries, while train
loads and boatloads of goods are be
ing shipped into the states which
should support their own industries.
In one case it was found that goods
from a local cannery had been shipped
away from home, then bought by a lo
cal merchant and shipped back to the
place wherj canned.
The people who preach the doctrine
of patronizing home industries should
follow the advice they freely give to
others. When they fail to do so then
they preach for revenue only, and the
revenue is for themselves only.
The people read their home <|
newspapers, but they don't read x
telephone poles or cows or |>
barbed wire fences. You uever $
yet saw a man seated by his S
fireside reading a board fence or x
the side of a barn to his chil- <♦>
dren. Here's a hint for the local %
Light Attracts Cu3tomers.
In the downtown section of a city
the theater audiences come ami go
through two avenues leading to CM?
lines. A haberdasher lias a shop iv t.
side street between these two chan
nels of travel at a tnach more -reason
able rent than he would have to pay
on the avenues. Study of the condi
tions convinced him that theater goers
took those avenues not because they
were especially convenient nor as a
matter of habit, but simply because
they were light. When he put up an
electric sign big enough to light his
section of the dark side street he di
verted enough travel past his windows
every night to increase materially the
daily sales.—Saturday Evening Post.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, APRIL 14, 1911.
WOMEN TAKE PICTURES
TO RID CITY CF SMOKE.
Unsightly Places In Your Town Can
Be Removed by Camera.
Clubwomen, the wives and dittigh
ten of wealthy St. Louisnns. armed
with cameras, recently made pictures
of chimneys that smoke in the cam
paign to rid the city of its murky at
mosphere. All photographs will be
presented to Smoke Inspector Parker
An m-my of 350 women participated.
It has been suggested that this n^eth
od might be tritd advantageously and
effectively Atith the many eyesores to
be found in nearly every town.
Take pictures of the ugly billboards,
tumble down shanties. Insanitary
BEFORE ANI> AFTEB BEAUTIFICATION.
[Courtesy American City.]
places, etc.. then publicly exhibit them,
shewing what a disgrace to the town
they are. Pablk feeling should soon
become aroused, and the objectionable
Spots wiH be removed. Iv the illus
trations on'? can see the possible good
that can ba accomplished in cleaning
up your town. They show how an un
clean, insanitary, unbeautiful spot was
cleared of its debris and with a Little
masonry work was converted into a
really handsome section.
GOOD BUSINESS ADVICE.
Make It so pleasant and agree
able for your customers that
there wL'l be no "ifs" and "ands"
about where they are going to
make their purchases, consider
ing all other things equal, but
will come to your store, where
they are assured of courteous
Paris to Be More Beautiful.
Paris, already conceded to be one of
the most beautiful cities in the world,
recently has borrowed $200,000,000,
with which immense sum it proposes
to put on some more architectural and
scenic frills. Half of the sum will be
devoted to the upkeep of municipal
buildings, for new buildings, for parks
and promenades. That single interest
ing unit in the scheme is an "X"
bridge over the Seine, one drive con
necting the Rue de Renues with the
Rue de Louvre and the other connect
ing the wharf of the Louvre with the
wharf Conti. A single river pier will
serve as the bridge support.
Out of Door Advertising.
"What Can Be Dove to Eliminate Ob
jectionable Out of Door Advertising?"
was the principal topic discussed by the
Associated Billposters and Distribu
ters, who held their annual meeting in
Chicago a short time ago. The chair
man of the censors' committee said in
his report: "Our aim is to eliminate
everything objectionable from out of
door advertising. We are in harmony
•with all the organizations which are
working for this end. We have co
operated with the Woman's Christian
Temperance union, the art leagues and
the civic leagues of the different cities
in which we work."
Would Combine to Boost.
O. W. Randall of Eagle. Colo., is try
ing to enlist the aid of Denver boost
ers in the formation t)f a commercial
organization on the western slope.
Randall's idea is to have the towns of
Eagle, Miuturn, Red Cliff and Gypsum
unite in forming one commercial or
ganization which shall have for its
objects the advertising of these towns
and more especially the creation of In
terest in good roads in that part of the
state. It is probable that several mem
bers of the Denver chamber of com
merce will visit Eagle within the next
month to aid in the inauguration of an
organization of this kind.
Road to Business Success.
Are you discounting your bills this
year or paying interest? The retailer
who discounts all bills is doing busi
ness on the right basis. The man who
pays Interest is losing money both
ways and cannot hope to compete with
aggressive merchants. He loses the
interest and the discounts, and to
gether they amount to more than a
fair trading profit.
THOSE HORRID HENPECKERS.
There are some hens remind me
Of some women I have seen.
The Wtty they treat their husbands
Is most scandalously m.
They henpeck their poor roosters-
They scold them awfully.
Why, if my Wife got <>:: such stunts
I'd chafe her up a tre".
But what do these : oor roosters do
When they are ;■■ Iced bo bad?
Do they turn and retaliate—
Do they get awful mad?
Oh, no! The sissies find a worm
And yell. "Oh. wifie, come!"
Henpecker gobbles down the worm
And then henpecka,him some.
I've even Been an <>M fat hen
Chew off her roaster's tail
And tear his headgear all ti bits
With her long, sharp toe nail.
Oh. can you wonder that these males
So often take French leave,
Elope with an affinity
And let henpecker grieve?
Indeed. I do not wonder
That rooster does not flunk
When henpecker on some dark night
Is gobbled by a skunk.
C. M. BARNITZ.
PROPER CARE OF EGGS FOR
A frequent reason for poor hatches
Is because germs are killed or chilled
when eggs are not gathered right after
laying, especially turkey and goose
eggs laid so early as frosty February.
Alternate heat and cold are kiiling;
6un shining ou eggs is detrimental; a
draft over eggs dries them out.
They are often kept in incubator
rooms where lamp fumes affect them
or in damp cellars In dead air amid
vegetable odors, where they change
to rots and spots or mold.
A well aired room at a temperature
of s"> degrees is best.
They should be spread flat on orates
covered with clean white paper to
Do not wash eggs.
"Water starts decay.
Vinegar is the best cleanser.
Discard filthy eggs, brush off the
mud, but set goose and duck eggs as
They are generally dirty because
dropped anywhere, but should not be
washed, as it removes thejjr gelatinous
Turn eggs once a day. but remember
a jar often ruptures the germ.
Roll them gently with the palm.
This exercises the embryo and keeps
the yolk in statu.quo.
Don't set old eggs.
A germ has its life limit.
It weakens with age. dies and rots.
Make your limit fifteen days, but set
earlier if possible.
Amateurs often buy too large an in
cubator for the size of their flock.
Most of the eggs get ancient before
the full quota is secured.
Eggs shipped by express should settle
a day before being set.
It is wise to test purchased eggs be
fore setting, as an unscrupulous dealer
may ship you rots and spots.
FEATHERS AND EGGSHELLS.
When shipping fowls by express fas
ten them securely. A train never
waits for the expressman to catch a
retreating rooster, but you will wait
a long, long while before an express
company pays a claim.
When a fancier buys a combination
Incubator and brooder with the brood
er on top, and all to be heated so sci
entifically with one lamp, he'll sleep
about as much during the first hatch
as a man with a livery stable over
head. Then he'll kick the whole she
bang out the back door and go and
make new resolutions not to swear
When heat in your incubator begins
to run way up about the fifteenth
day without any apparent cause
don't get rattled, but blow yourself a
bit. It's a sign you're going to have
a good hatch, so keep the heat down
to the proper point, and you'll get
there O. K.
If low rose combs are seldom frozen
they are often soft, especially when
quite smooth, and two rose comb roos
ters can hollow out and spoil each
other's headgear through a wire fence
quicker than two mad women can
bung their bonnets in a bargain coun
In Philadelphia a teaspoonful of rots
and spots contained 125.000,000 germs.
In New York the same quantity tested
234.000.000 germs. Kansas City now
goes up head with 600,000,000 to the
There were 305 White Wyandottes
among the thousands of entries at the
New York state fair, while 900 Ban
tams helped to swell the big cackle at
Alleutown, Pa., where the poultry en
tries alone paid $3.542.
Missouri is making such progress in
poultry that it is prophesied five mofe
years will see her annual poultry prod
At the time a hen is hatched, some
say, she has the embryos of all the
eggs she will lay. Her capacity is de
clared to be 540 to 000. and it is your
business to tr^at her in such style as
to make her lay these in a short -while.
She will rustle if you hustle.
The Rnncocas poultry farm, New
Jersey, feeds 20,000 hens three times a
day. En oh ht>n costs (1.80 per year
and brings a profit of $2.78. Let the
poultry pessimist count this up and
then shut up.
Stdmmilk is 90 per cent wate
ttrithont counting what some milkman
might add. The best way to feed >:
is to change it into cotta.se cheese. It
then has about as much protein r
fresh meat, worms or grasshoppers.
Among the Items consumed last yesi
Jn Paris were 20,000 tons of poultry
21,000 tons of es<rs. 60.000 tons of horse
flesh and 1.400 tons of mule meat.
Your Money Will Do
because the quality of our
stock is such that none
other in the whole Palouse
country is to be compared
with it and the prices asked
are such that your money
will buy so much more
than you have ever before
had an opportunity to do.
Don't Piit It Off But Come
Don't wait any longer but come
now, tomorrow may be too late for
you to get just what you want.
Price is no object to us; what we
must do is to close out our entire
stock at once.
The White House
Johnson & Larson Colfax, Wash.
Grand View Addition
Lots, 1, 5 and 10 acre tracts for pile oa easy terms in Grand View Ad
dition te Colfax. This addition averages less than one-half mile from the
bneinesa ceDter of Colfax. Thousand* of dollars is now being spent oo tbe
road to this new addition. With easy grades, wide streets and an abund
ance of water, here is an opportunity for pleasant homes or an excellent
investment. Come up next Sunday and look over this Addition. A sales
man will be on the grounds all day Sunday and will show you the prop
erty. We are prepared to sell on very easy terms.
G. W. LARUE & CO., Agents
THE BIG i
is still on and will continue
indefinitely, but the large
assortments are being rap
idly decreased, so it will be
to your advantage to come
to our store for your share
of the bargains at once.
Our lines are still complete
and you can find what you
are looking for, so hurry
along and get your New
Suit, Shoes, Hat and the
entire outfit while the lines
are full. They won't last,
Retiring From Business
is what we have said and
that is just what is meant.
Absolutely everything in
the store must and will be
sold if price is any object to