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THE COL FAX GAZETTE
WILL IAKE EVIDENCE
In Re Reasonableness of Dis-
Several Lines to Be Investigated"
State Liquor, Auto and Cycle Li
censes-.H. A. Fairchild Trans
ferred to Utilities Commission.
Olympia, May 24.—0n June T>, 1911,
in Spokane, the state railroHd commis
sion will take evidence in regard to the
reasonableness of distributive rates on
all railroad* in all sections of the state,
and in addition will finish taking testi
mony to establish the actual physical
valuation of the Spokane & Inland Em
pire system, which road has filed ac in
tervenor in the distributive rate case.
It will take evidence in regard to the
reasonableness of the joint rates with
the Great Northern main line and of
joint rates of other lines runnmg into
Spokane, and will also inquire into the
reasonableness of the rates on the Spo
kane Falls Jc Northern branch of the
Great Northern, which was consolidated
with and made a part of the Great
Northern systeOß. It is alleged that the
rates on this road have never been re
duced and have been excessive, and a
reduction is sought by the complainants.
Number State Liquor Licenses.
A statement has been prepared ttv the
state tax commission showing tbe iinni
ber of *tate li(juor licenses in tbe various
counties of the state, accordirg to which
it appears that in Whitman county there
are ,"> such license?, which pay into the
state treasury the sum of (1350, while
for the entire state there are 2303 Btate
liquor licenses, paying to the state the
sum of $f)7,r»75. More thau one fourth
of the entire number of licenses wre
granted in King county, of 596, paying
to the state the sum of $14,900. Inland
county has but one license, while Spo
kane county has 818, Pierce county IT»7,
Chehalis county 134 and Suohoinish
Auto and Cycle Licenses.
For the purpose of cheeking up auto
mobile and motorcycle liceupe*, begin
ning June 1, Secretary of State Ho»ell
will send out a number of men to all
parts of the state. This will be done to
compel a number of those who have
evaded the payment for years to comply
with the law, and if the owner of an
automobile or motorcycle refuses to pay
the license n quired by law be will be
arrested and prosecuted.
An Efficient Official.
The appointment by the governor of
H. A. Fairchild, chairman of the state
railroad commission, an a member of
the new public utilities commission will
take effect June 9, one day after the new
law goes into effect His present com
mission expires June 8, 1911, and hi*
new commission will expire Juneß,l9l7.
The other two members of the board, J
C. Lawrence and Jesse 8. Jones, will be
the other two members of the commis
eion in accordance with the law which
provides for their retention. The gov
ernor says that in appointing Mr. Fair
child be is following out his policy of re
appointing men who have "made good."
Mr. Faircbild has an excellent record as
a member of the state railroad commis
sion, having assisted in the preliminary
organization of the commission, con
ducting most of the examination of wit
nesses at the hearings which established
the actual physical value of railroads in
Washington, and has handled the inter
urban rate case on the electric line be
tween Seattle and Tacoma. He took an
important part in the famous wheat
rate case, which netted the farmers of
Eastern Washington f300,000 a year as
the result of the commission's order
making a reduction of rated on wheat,
and is now practically conducting the
bearing on the distributive rate case.
Two Mon Appointments.
Announcement has been made of the
reappointment of A. A. Toier of Everett
as state oil inspector by Governor Hay,
and also of the appointment to succeed
O. W. Stone, a memberof thpembalmers'
examiners, of Julius Lyse of Wilbur.
Commissioners, Take Notice!
For inspecting roads in their districts
county commissioners are not author
ized to receive compensation under the
law for services performed while acting
as ex-officio members of the board, ac
cording to an opinion rendered by As
sistant Attorney General Lyle to the
state bureau of inspection.
In an opinion to the state tax com
minion the attorney general's office also
holds that where a retail and wholesale
liquor business is conducted by the same
man in the same building that he must
have two state licenses.
A Brief Session.
The county commissioners met in
special session Monday, attending to
j one or two matters of interest. Io the
i matter of the Rock Luke road, it was !
ordered that road and bridge fond war
; rant No. 7370, tailed October 14, 1910,
, in Favor of Frank B Hahcock for |350
as damages, be cancelled. It was fur
ther ordered that Frank B. Babcock and
Ida Bibcock, husband and wife, be
; awarded damages on account of said
Etoek Lake road in the turn of $350, and
the auditor was directed to draw war
rant therefor on the road and bridge
fund forthwith. The claim of date
Stewart against road district No. G, for
labor and team in the sum of $27, was
ordered paid. No other busines was
COLFAX CITY COUNCIL
Held Masting Monday Night.-Much
Street Work in Sight.
City council met Monday evening as
per adjournment, Mayor Weinberg in the
chair, and all councilmen present but
Johnson and Pt-rrine.
Sheriff G. B. Carter asked permission
to erect as automobile house, 10x14 feet,
on east end of Inland street, next to the
hill, which the council refused to grant.
Street committee reported on Fairview
street extension that grade was found to
be suitable on north side of Livingstone
reservoir, but after discussion the mat
ter was referred back for further consid
The invitation to attend the Elberton
picnic on June 14, which has been set
apart and known as Colfax Day, was ac
cepted by the council. Mayor Weinberg
named the following committee to ar
range a program for that day : E J.
Peschau, 0. C. Ulaser and William A.
Health Officer Stuht reported one case
of scarlet fever. Dr. Stuht was granted
one month's leave of absence, it being
understood that be intends going East.
The dog, stock and sewer ordinances
passed third reading and will be found
elsewhere in this paper.
Plans and specifications for street pac
ing was referred to street committee,
who examined it and recommended its
adoption, which carried, and clerk di«
rected to advertise for bids which will be
found elsewhere in this issue.
Ordinances creating improvement dis
tricts 18 and 19 and an ordinance re
lating to specifications for sidewalks
were read first and second times and re
ferred to judiciary committee.
City Engiueer Miller estimated tbe cost
of macadainiz'.ug, gradiitg and riprap
ping Canyon street from Mill street to
city limits at $9G2 41. The matter was
referred to street committee to investi
gate and report at next meeting what
the work of grading and riprapping can
be done for. This work will probably be
done soon, the macadam coming later
when it is done on the grade leading
east to the top of the hill.
Council will meet again Monday night.
Beautiful White Tail Deer.
Hamblen brothers are the owners in
fee simple of a beautiful white tail deer,
a yearling, which was shipped to them
from Stevens county, It is a male, his
first horns just beginning to make their
appearance in the velvet. The little
beauty is led up on Main street betimes
to accustom it to the throng, letting it
know that it will not be harmed. The
Harublens paid $15 for it in Stevens
county, shipping it here by express.
Portland Rose Festival.
The Portland Rose Festival, June 5 11,
is an event that should not be lost sight
of. Special round-trip tickets will be
sold at all stations of the 0.-W. R. & N.
Portland has become known as the Rose
City from the yearly festivals being held,
a distinction that has brought wealth
along with the esthetic side of the vari
ous events. What the "fiesta" is to
Southern California the Rose Festival is
to the metropolis of Oregon.
Inland Empire Pioneers.
The annual meeting of the Inland Em
pire Pioneer Association will be held in
Walla Walla on Thursday, June 1.
Pioneers will meet in Whitman Memorial
ball at 10 a. m. A program of music,
short speeches and reminiscences of
pioneer life will be features, followed by
a banquet. Those coming to the Pacific
coast prior to 1885 are entitled to mem
bership. Dr. N. G. Blalock, the well
known pioneer, is president. Pioneers
who attend will have a profitable time.
To Observe Decoration Day.
Don't forget to attend the meeting in
G. A. R. hall Saturday evening to perfect
arrangements for the proper observance
of Decoration Day. This not only
means members of the G. A. R. and the
Relief Corps, but Spanish-American war
veterans and citizens generally. Please
attend to this.
New Pastor of Baptist Church.
A hearty and unanimous call was ex
tended to Rev. C. H. Howard Moore of
Montana, Sunday morning by the Bap
tist church to become pastor here. Mr.
Moore assumes the duties of the office at
once, and will preach Suuday morning
on the theme, "God of the Living,'' and
in the evening on "The Call for Labor
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FKIDAY, MAY 26, 1911.
ENDED MOSI SWEET
Commencement Day Exercises
—Class Play Friday.
Several Notable Addresses by Mem
bers Colfax High School Class.-
Class Play Closed Week of Stren.
uosity*-Friends Out En Masse.
The Gazette went to press too early
last week to speak o! the commencement
exercises of the Colfax High school at
the Ridgeway theater on Thursday even
ing, as well as the class play given at
the same place on Friday evening.
As on previous occasions the Ridgeway
was taxed to capacity to hold the people.
Commencement day exercises were fully
carried out according to program. The
stage was a bower of beauty,banked with
flowers, feme, potted plants and bou
quets, a frame work, so to speak, for the
happy faces that gleamed like rays of
sunlight in the rear. It was an en semble
of happiness, light and beauty.
Leon Ettinger spoke on "Vocational
Training." It contained much food for
thought. Leon's delivery and pronunci
ation is to be commended. His pro
nunciation was deliberate, clear and dis
tinct, free from awkward and unneces
sary gestures so much the bane in the
old-fanhioned methods of speaking. This
is one feature in which the "new way" is
better than the "old way."
Selma Hunter spoke on the "Employ
ment of Women," tracing the new
woman, with present activities in all the
affairs of life, from the time when she
was looked upon solely as a companion,
housewife and mother. This change has
come gradually during the last 30 years
until we find women occupying all the
positions of life tilled by man, working
Hide by side and hand in hand with the
sterner sex, even beginning to enjoy the
elective franchise. What of the outcome?
Lillian McAmie spoke on "Transpor
tation," dwelling on the days when the
camel and the donkey were the sole
means of transport to the lightning ex
press, the ocean greyhound, the auto
mobile and the aeroplane of this day
and generation, a change so great and
inarvelouß ac to be almost staggering in
"The Passion Play," as produced at
Oberammergau, its conception and re
production during the centuries by the
peasant ppople of the little Austrian
village of Oberammergau, was a histori
cal resume by Aline Browder which was
The cornet solo by Horace Kincaid
and the solo, "A May Morning," by
Winnifred Windus, were musical gems
that called forth much applause.
Judge Canfield, formerly of Colfax but
new of Spokane, was expected to deliver
the address to the graduating class, but
urgent business kept him away at the
last moment, but his address was read
by Professor R. A. Payne, the judge
having sent it for that purpose. It was
scholarly and contained much food for
L. D. Woodward, chairman of the
board of school directors, presented the
diplomas to the class of graduates. Thus
was spent an enjoyable evening, not boob
to be forgotten.
Friday night "The Private Secretary"
was on the boards, the parts being taken
by the graduating class. The young
people are to be congratulated upon
their conception of the play, as well as
the creditable manner in which they took
their several parts. Every seat in the
large theater was occupied, happiness
Thus ended commencement week, 1911.
This is the merest sketch. To the younger
people it was a week of strenuosity; to
the older people it was one of unalloyed
pleasure and of great interest.
THE VACATION PERIOD.
Colfax Teachers Scatter to Four
Points of Compass.
Teachers of the public schools of Col
fax will spend the vacation period of
three months at divergent points, em
bracing divers forms of rest and pleas
ure. Mr. and Mrs. Moses and Mr. and
Mrs. Freer will remain in Colfax. Mr.
Sheets will go to his old home at Lucas,
Ohio. Miss Vial will make direct for La
Grange, a suburb of Chicago. Miss
Katherine Buxbaum returns to the pa
ternal home at Washington, lowa. Mies
McCann will spend at least part of the
summer at her home in Pullman. Mr.
and Mrs. Bloyd will head for Portland,
where Mr. Bloyd has accepted a good
position in a lumber mill scaling lumber.
This is only for the vacation season,
however. The Misses Greer and Miss
Sina Miller will stay in Colfax Mies
Parmalee will divide the time between
Walla Walla and Portland. Miss Mar
garet Oliver will visit in Seattle with her
brothers. Minn Willie and Mr. Camp
• expect to ecjoy the hunnbine and flowers
lof California. Professor Pajne, as pre-
I viously announced, will leave school
j work and take up the study of medicine
! H<" is uudet*rmined yet where he will go
j for this purpose.
WORK SHOULD COMMENCE
Filling In Behind Stone Wall by In.
Work on the stone wall in front of the
court house, being a continuation of the
wall already in place erected by the In
land people, is going on apace, showing
the extensive work in progress to widen
the channel of the river as well as to re
habilitate that end of Main 6treet.
In this connection it is not asking too
much of the Inland Empire Electric Rail
way Co. to fill in behind the wall put up
by that company, which is the site of
the depot grounds, as well as to com
mence the erection of a passenger depot
buildine, something quite in contract
with the temporary quarters now in uee
This work, commenced without unneces
sary delay, should follow in close con
nection with the work being done on
Main street fronting the Inland's prop
erty by the city, the two having a re
lationship a little more intimate than
that of first cousins. Perfect terminal
depot grounds and a modern and up to
date pasßeDger depot building ie what
we have a right to expect, and that with
out unnecessary delay.
The contract for the Codd bridge will
be rushed to completion, so we have the
word of Mr. Janney, the contractor
Contracts for steel girders to span the
rock walls on which flooring will be laid
the entire width of Main street fronting
the Inland depot grounds have been ler,
which, when they arrive, will not take
long to put in place. The work all along
the line should be kept agoing.
At Tacoma Saturday Center of Great
Tacoma'e big iuterscholaetic track
meet last (Saturday was attended by 135
weil-trained athletes, representing 21
High schools from all sections of the
state. The event was pulled cff in the
Stadium. The athletes who won first in
the championship meet at Pullman on
the 13cb, representing the eastern por
tion of the state, were ou hand. There
wtre seven of thfse boys. They were
Watson of Tekoa, considered, accord
ing to rbe Tacouiu News, one of the best
all-round athletes entered in the meet:
fcchlaefer of Pullman; Faucber, Johns
and Wooster of .Spokane; McCroskey of
Tekoa; Caeeeday of Colfax.
In the 50-yard dash Watson of Tekoa
100-yard dash—Watson, second.
120-yard hurdles—McCroskey, Tekoa,
220-yard dash—Watson, second.
220 yard hura!eß—McCroskey won.
880-yard run—Schlaefer, Pullman, 2d.
One mile ruu—Schlaefer, second.
Shotput—Wateon won. Distance, 4G
feet 5% inches.
PICNIC AND DANCE.
High School Boys Round Out
School Year Enjoyably.
The fourth annual High school picnic
was held last Friday at the fair ground.
This was the windup of the school
activities for the year. The afternoon
was spent as those present saw fit. As
customary the presentation of the
"C's" by the various coaches of the
different was the principal
event of the picnic. Mr. Fayne and Mr.
Freer presented the football "C's," Mr.
Moses the "C's'' to the debaters and
basketball men, and Mr. Sheets pre
sented the emblems to the track men.
After having supper and all getting in
the picture taken by Horace Kincaid,
the boys adjourned for the last big
dance of the year.
The last High school dance for this
year was held Saturday night after the
big picnic. A pleasant evening was spent
in dancing as usual. Mrs. DePledge,
Mrs. Morley, Mrs. Margrave and Mrs.
Troy acted as chaperons.
Pythian Again Honored.
H. M. Love of this city was again
elected as grand keeper of records and
seals at the annual meeting of the
Grand Lodge of K. P.'s held in Seattle
last week. This is Mr, Love's second
term to have this office, and he was re
elected without opposition. He received
many words of praise for the efficient
manner in which he has conducted the
W. E. Neil Is Better.
Latest news from the sick room of W.
| E. Neil at Windsor, Missouri, son of W.
R. Neil of Colfax, says that the young
man is greatly improved, with chances
! in his favor for recovery. It was thought
| at one time that he could not recover.
j His father and brother, J. L. Neil, are
with him, but are expected home soon.
Mrs. Irwin Operated Upon.
Mrs. Edward Irwin was taken to St.
Ignatius hospital last Saturday and sub
mitted to an operation for gall etoaes
Tueeday. The operation was entirely
successful, and the friends of Mrp. Irwin
will be glad to heir that she is doiog as
well as could be expected. Mrs. Irwin is
a pionper of California— one of the Argo
nauts—where she tpent her girlhood (Jays
and where she married the late Edward
Irwin. She and her bunband came to
the Paloiirte country many years ago.
Here they liyed and reared their children.
POSTMASTERS GATHER HERE
Tenth District League Represented
by 30 P. M.s.
Thirty postmasters of district No. 10,
composed of the counties of Whitman,
Columbia, Asotin and Gartield, met in
Colfax last Friday, elected officers, chose
delegates to the state convention and
transacted other business of interest to
the servants of Uncle Sam.
A. H. Chase was elected temporary
chairman, and Fred W. Miller of Oakes
dale waa elected temporary secretary.
The time of meeting was changed, the
postmasters hereafter meeting the third
Tuesday in January and July of each
The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: J. N Banks, Canyon,
president; Fred W. Miller, Oakesdale,
secretary; W. H. Rudolph, LaCrosne,
vk-e-president for Whitman county; Lil
lian Thorpe, Turner, vice-president for
Columbia county; Gus R. Brown, May
view, vice-president for Gartield county;
C. M, Wilson, Silcott, vice president for
W. P. Ward of Rosalia and W. A
Evans of Rock Lake, both of Whitman
county, were elected delegates to the
state convention to be held in Wenatchee
The next meeting of the 10th district
will be held in Colfax the 3d Tuesday of
AT THE HYMENEAL ALTAR.
In Colfax. May 10, by Rev. J. Herbert
Bainton, Virgil Laird and Mies Sina
Miller were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony. The ceremony took place
at the home of Mr. and Mrs I. J. IHvis,
a few iLtimate friends witnessing the
ceremony. They took the first train for
Spokane, where they will remain for a
few days. The young couple are well
known hereabouts. Mr. Laird is book
keeper in the Great EwstPrn store. Miss
Miller has bten a teacher in the public
schools of Coifftx for a number of years
being at present principal of the Main
street school. It is understood that she
will retain this position the coming year.
She enjoys a wide acquaintanceship.
Mr. and Mrs. Laird carry with them the
best wishes of all for long life and hap
A marriage license wan issued this
week to John Brown Washburuof Tekoa,
teacher in the High school of that burg,
and Miss Lela Whitman of Rosalia, but
who teaches school at Tekoa. Both
have been re-elected to teach there the
coming year. Miss Whitman is a niece
of Mrs. H. M. Liddle of Colfax.
Annual Roll Call of Baptist Church.
Monday evening, a committee ap
pointed to act upon the matter, decided
that the annual rally and roll call of the
Baptist church should take place Satur
day, June 3, commencing at 10:30 a. m.
The first session will be devoted to the
transaction of business, the election of
officers, etc. Dinner will be served at
the church parlors at noon. In the
afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the roll will be
called, after which a service of song,
prayers, preaching and testimony will
Marriage licenses have been issued by
the county auditor to the following:
Ernest Andrew Huffman and Anna
Florence Knerr, both of Tekoa.
John Brown Washburn of Tekoa and
Lela Whitman of Rosalia.
Virgil Ray Laird and Sina Maud Miller,
both of Colfax.
Peter J. Hennessey of New York city
and Blanche L. Thayer of Pullman.
Modern Woodman Picnic.
One of the interenting events of the
season will be the county picnic to be
given by the Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica, assisted by the Royal Neighbors of
Whitman county, at Garfield on June 1.
An interesting program of addressee and
declamation contests have been arranged
for the forenoon and sports in the after
Union Services Sunday at Ridgeway.
There will be no religious services in
the churches of Colfax Sunday morning,
there being memorial services in the
Ridgeway theater at 11 a. m. in which
all the churches will take part. Tuesday
is Memorial Day, the memorial services
on Sunday preceding or introducing the
day set apart for decorating the graves.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist
church will give an entertainment at
their church on Monday evening, June j.
i The Walton College Entertainers will be
j the attraction, giving vocal and instrn
i mental music, readings and eketchee.
! They promise a good program.
PRICE FIVK CENTS.
OE SMET BRAVES IS.
Lo ! the Poor Indian Too Much
for Pale Face Brother.
Score Last Friday Stood 7to 5 in
Favor of De Smetites--Gam* at
Palouse Last Sunday Disastrous
to Cardinals--Pullman Next.
Stamii.ni. or thk Clubs,
Won Lost Per Cent
Palnusß . :< 1 .750
C'olfax 2 2 .600
Pullman 2 2 .500
Rosalia 1 3 .250
Colfax. 40000000001 S 7 5
Indians. ... 00 0 0 100 12 1 0 3 711 |
Si Nl .n. X H X
Colfax 000010000 1 4 7
Palouse 0 (> 1 I 00 0 0 x 8 12 4
On Friday, at 4 o'clock p. m , Colfaz
played the l)e Smet Indian** of Idaho at
the local park, the latt*r winning \>y a
score of 7to 8 in 11 inning*, in the
firnt inning of the game it looked like a
cinch for Colfaz, the ('animal* securing
four hits and four runs in the initial
running. Z ichary, (h« Indian pitcher,
tightened up after that and allowed only
three hitn and one run in the remaining
10 innings of the game. Hickmau,
pitching for Colfax, threw winning ball
until the 11th inning, when he tired out.
He would have won his game had not
the Colfax boys played losing ball be*
bind him. The game was a dandy to
watch and was exciting throughout.
Cardinals to Palouse.
Oq Sunday the Cardinal* went to I'a
louee and lout to that aggregation in a
score of 8 to 1. In the necond inning
the Palouse boys connected with Haoi
blen in five safe hits, and these connected
with three errore by Col fax boys gave
Palouee a total of six rune. Through
out the remainder of the game the play
ing was fast and in Home instances
almost spectacular. Colfax was handi
capped by havimr three men in their line
up itiitt have not playtd ball tlii* year.
Cardinals and Indians Again.
Next Sunday the Cardinal* mix with
the indiuu bruvm of L)e Smet again on
the home ground** and promise to take
them into camp.
Colfax vs. Pullman Boosters.
Next Tuewday—Decoration Day—the
Cardinals play their second game with
the Pullman Boosters. In then'ret game
of the series Coifai beat Pullman in a
10-inning game, and Pullman is oat lor
revenge. Tbe Pullman management an
nounces that they will bring down a
special train and 400 rooters to help
win the game.
New Players Among Cardinals.
There are several new players wearing
the Cardinal uniform, and the team \a
stronger than at any time during the
Whitman County Events.
Last Sunday, at Farmington, before
the largest crowd of tbe season, Tekoa
defeated FarmingtoD 10 to 3. The
Tekoa team arrived on a special train
with 150 rooters. Batteries: Tekoa,
Corcoran and Ebberwbite; Farmington,
White and May. Tbe game was marred
by quarreling and fighting among the
spectators. Ooe arrest has been made
and more will follow.
Lamont defeated the Dolby Clothiers'
team on the Lamont grounds Sunday by
the close score of 11 to 10. The bat
teries: Lamont, Howard and Ward ;
Dolbys, Burrows and Walters.
The Rosalia league team defeated the
Maiden Boosters Sunday at Rosalia bj
a score of 12 to 2. About 800 people
witnessed tbe game. About 400 came
from Maiden on a special. Tbe batteries
were: Maiden, Ryan, Rogers and Wol
from; Rosalia, Lemley and Reseburg.
At LaCrosse Endicott defeated La-
Croaee 6 to 2.
THE SOUTHEAST LEAGUE.
Winona Flays Starbuck on Horn*
The Winona team defeated the Htar
bock team in a loose game at Winona
last Sunday, score 15 to 0. Winona
has won six of the seven games played
SOITHKAt-T WAHHIKUTON LEAOUE.
Team Won Lost Pr ct
Winona 6 1....857
Endicott 5.... 2....714
Starbuck 1.... 4....200
LaCrosae. 0.... 5....000
Colfax Band Will Play.
H. A. Sanve, leader of the Colfax Brats
Band, is authority for the statement
that the band will make its initial bow
to the public under the new organization
i at the ball grounds next Tuesday—Dec
l oration Da; —when the public will have
the pleasure of listeuing to their music.
The boys are making good progress, and
their first appearance will be looked for-
I ward to with interest.