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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
VS. ROSALIA GIANTS
Interesting Ball Game at Rosa
lia Last Sunday.
Giants Go Down to Defeat by Score
of 9 to 3 in Favor of Home Team
--Resume of Game--Cardinals
Play Pullman Boosters Sunday.
. ov&G OV thk Cr !-;.
Won Lost Per Cent
Paloun" 4 2 .666
Pullman 4 :•; .r.?l
Colfax S 3 .C>M
Rosalia 2 D .333
COLFAX— AB }. i E
Btapletoti. 5 2 2 0
Hamblen, p 4 2 10
Small, lb 5 0 2 1
Bragg, 2b 5 0 1 3
Money, 3b 5 0 1 2
Cushman, ne 3 0 1 2
Graves, 1f.... 4 3 3 0
Wynne, cf f. 1 2 0
Oanutt.rf 6 110
Total 41 it 14 8
R.OBALIA— AH X H E
Lemley, p 4 0 1 0
ReewsburK, c f> 1 0 C
H Letnley, Id 4 111
McKeczie. 2b 4 0 10
Zinj merman, 3b 5 112
Crerer, as r > 0 1 1
Fulienwider, If 4 0 2 0
Kelly, cf 4 0 3 0
Fallons, rf 4 0 10
Total 35 3 11 4
The Colfax Cardinals defeated the Ro
salia GiantH in a well played pine last
Sunday at Rosalia. It was the Cardi
nals game all the way, as they took the
lead in the first inning and were never
headed. They played good ball with the
exception of two innings. The game
was marred by many disputes over de
cisions, both teams thinking they were
getting the worst of it at times. The
first three inoings were played in the
rain. Cushinan, tirst man up, singled
through third; Gray followed with an
other single through short, Cushman
going to third; Gray then stole second;
Morley struck out, V. Cauutt hit to tirst,
Cushtuau beat the throw home but was
called out for not touching the plute.
Joha W\nne beat out an infield bit with
the bases lull, two gone and two strikes
called on him: Sujhll lenned up against
an out drop for three bases and Bragg
went out at first.
Reeseburg and Z inmerman for Rosalia
were both safe on Cushman's errors:
Crerer went out, Fellenwider hit, scor
ing Reeseborg; H. Leuiley hit. ecoriog
Zimmerman. Kelly got a bit to right
but Canutt by a beautiful throw cut
Fullenwider off at the plate by three
feet; Kelly was an easy out. Score Col
fax 8, Rosalia 2.
The second inning Hamblen was hit in
the ribs, Stapleton was safe on an error,
Cusbman was out at first, both runners
advancing a base; Graves and Morley
both skilled, Hamblen and Stapleton
both scoring: Morley was caught be
tween hrst and second, Graves scoring
ou the play; Tanutt went out at first.
Rosalia went out in ore, two, three or
der. Scon Colfax G, Rosalia 2.
In the third Wynne singled and was
thrown out stealing third. StnHll stole
second and third, Bragg was safe on in
field hit and stole second; Hamblen fiew
out, Stapleton was out at first. In Ro
salia's half 'mmerman was safe on
Bragg's error, but was thrown out try
ing to steal second; ( rerer was safe on
Morley's error, Fellenwider was hit in
the ribs by a pitched ball, Leiuley and
Kelly .both hit to Hamblen and were
In the 4th Cushman was out at first.
Graves got a base on ball* and iinoiedi
atply stole second, Morley and V. Canutt
both went out at first. No runs. Me-
Kenzie for Rosalia was out at first, Fal
lons singled, Leniley singled. Ileeseburg
struck out, and Zimmerman was out at
J. Wynne led off in the sth and was
out at first, Small reached first on Zim
merman's wild throw, Small promptly
stole second, Brajiu struck out and
limublin was out at first. Crerer of Ro- i
salia went out at first, Fullenwider went i
the same route, H. Lemley got a two ]
bagger which he stretched into three j
bases when Morley diopped Cushman's
throw, Kelly got an infield bit and stole
second, McKenzie hit to Small and the i
elongated fellow made an easy put out. j
Stapleton first man up doubled to left
center but was thrown out trying to
make it a three bagger, Coshinao struck
out, Graves got a hit but Morley was an
easy out. Fallons was safe at first on
Bragg's error but was thrown out trying !
to steal second, C. Lemley struck out
Reeseburg was safe at first when Bragg
threw wide but he also was assassinated j
trying to steal second.
In the seventh V. Canutt and J. Wynne
were both out at first, Small singled stole
second and wae safe on an attempted I
steal of third when Zimmerman dropped I
the ball, Bragg struck out. Rosalia
went oat one, two, three in their half.
Uamblin led off with a two bagger in
Bth, Stapleton got a double, scoring
Hamblen, Cushman was out at first
Stapleton goingto third, Graves safe on
error by C. H. Lemly scoring Stapleton,
Graves stole second, Morley went out at
first, Graves taking third on Lemley'e
bad peg to catch him, V. Canutt got a
hit scoring Graves, J. Wynne was out at
first. Boon Colfax 9, Rosalia 2. H.
Lemley for Rosalia was safe when Small
dropped Bragg's peg, Kelly hit safe, Mc-
Kenzie got a long poke, scoring Lemley,
putting McKenzie on third and taking
second himself, Fallons hit a line drive to
Morlpy who promptly doubled Kelly off
third, C. Lemley hit to Hamblen ending
the scoring. Score Colfax 9, Rosalia .".
Small went out at tirst, Bragg struck
out, Hamblen was stife Crerer's error,
was out at first. Reeseburg first up for
Rosalia was out on a flj, '/. mmeriuan
tripled to left cent»r, Crerer h t to Bragg
Bragg threw to Stapleton and Zmmer
man was run down between bnsee,Crerer
taking second on the play, Fulienwider
bounded a fair one off Hamblen's foot
but Harnblen recovered and threw him
out at firr<t ending the game.
Whitman County Events.
The sixth game in the Inland league
series was won by Palouee from Pullman
at Pullman Sunday 2 to 4, and the two
teams are now tied for first place in the
league race, each team having a per
centage of .667.
THE ELBERTON PICNIC.
Big Automobile Parade on Colfax
Day, June 14.
The committee of arrangements for
Colfax Day at Elberton Picnic has issued
a card to owners of automobiles to be
present June 14 (Colfax Day) "'to partici
pate in the largest parade ever seen in
Whitman county." The parade will
start at 1 o'clock. Flags are urged to
be used for decorations. This will be an
interesting feature of this interesting oc
casion. It is something out of the usual
hereabouts. As the automobile has
come to stay and his tribe is on the in
crease we want to see all, including the
big parade on the 14th. Of course that
is only one feature connected with the
Maty attractions have been booked
for the four days events, ho that all
classes and conditions can be satisfied.
One of the most pleasant things to con
template, however, is the opportunity to
be in the open, to rest under the shade
of wide-spreading trees, to listen to the
sound of rippling waters, to commune
with nature, to mingle with old-time
friends and neighbors. It will surely be
a delight. We ought to be able to ex
claim with Tom Moore:
Sweet Vale of Avoca, how calm could I rest
In thy b Bom of shade with the friends I
When the storms that we feel in this cold
world should cease,
And our hearts, like tby waters, be rxnapled
Come to the Elberton Picnic and drink
in th^ inspiration. It will add to life
and give happiness.
TOTAL MAIL HANDLED IN MAY
The Colfax Postoffice Shows Large
Below is given a summary of the mail
handled in the Colfax postoffice during
the month of May. It will be seen that
it is heavy, and must have kept the
force in the office jumping sideways at
times to keep it clear. This work was
along the lines demanded by Postmaster
General Hitchcock, to be used by the
department in compiling statistics ac to
the amount of mail handled each month
in the United States. Postmaster Ewart
gives out these figures:
Total mail for May, 1911: Incoming,
95,236; outgoing, 03,721.
Letters, handled 5 times: Incoming,
45,740; outgoing, 40,500.
Handled twice, other classes: Incom
ing, 49,490; outgoing, 23,161.
Total handled, 158,907. Time, 23,
--723 minutes. Average, 0 7-10 pieces per
Proposed Ball Game.
The latest for the tipnefit of the pro
posed new city park is a ball game to be
pulled 06 in the near tuture. The pro
moters of this game are anxious to
assist in the movement for a city park
and have suggested a trame of baseball
between the "fats" and the "leans'" of
Colfax, and hope to be able to realize a
handsome sum from the event. There
is lots of good material, both fat and
lean, and if the game can be worked up
it would certainly be a drawing card,
and should net a good amount for the
park. The "fats" and the "lea De*" are
to be encouraged in their undertaking.
Fishing at Chatcoiet.
R. G. Hargrave left for Chatcolet last
Saturday, where he enjoyed fishing until
Tuesday. Mr. Hargrave returned with
a fine string of fish, mostly black base,
which several of his friends have sampled
with feelings of the utmost satisfaction.
M. E. Church.
Services will be held in the basement oj
the new church next Sunday as follows:
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Preaching
serf ice at 11 a. m. There will be do
evening services for some time yet.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNK 9, 1911.
GRANGE PICNIC 10
BE HELD IN COLFAX
No Fourth of July Celebration
County Fair Ground Given for Camp
ing Purposes--Sheds and Stables
for Use of Stock--Pioneers Will
Gather at the Same Time.
It whs decided Saturday that the an
nual Grange picnic shall beheld this year
!at Colfax. Heretofore the annual event
has been held at Lyle's Grove. At the
last meeting of the Coif a z Commercinl
Club a committee was appointed, of
which ex-Mayor Lippitt was made
chairman, to take the matter up with
the officials of the Orange, with the re
suit that it was decided by them to ac
cept the hospitality of the people of Col
fax and hold the picnic here. All thede
tails will not be worked out until next
Saturday, when The Gazette will be able
to lay the facts before its readers. The
The Grange was offered the fair ground
and all that goes with it free of charge.
That means that not only the grounds
in and outside the inclosure will be at
their disposal for camping purposes, but
the stables and sheds can be used for
housing stock. Pure spring water in
abundance has been vouchsafed, and feed
for animals will be furnished free of cost
to the picnickers.
The Grange picnic usually covers a
period of four days. It will probably
begin on July 2 and continue to and
include the sth. This is a matter,
however, to be decided on definitely at
the meeting to be held Saturday.
It is understood that the pioneer so
ciety of Whitman county will meet here
the same week, one day of the four be
ing given over to the pioneers, to be
known as Pioneer Day. Particulars in
regard to this will also be known later,
probably by Saturday. James A. Per
kins is president and I. B. Doolittle is
secretary of the pioueer association.
Colfax, therefore, will have no regular
Fourth of July celebration this year,
but wili join with the Grange and the
Pioneers in the four days celebration and
assist in every way possible in making
the event noteworthy and enjoyable. It
should be managed and conducted by
our eitizenH co as to make it the wish of
the farmers and pioneers to come again.
In Whitman County Two Increases
Noted, Two Reduced.
What is announced as sweeping changes
in postmasters' salaries in Washington,
Oregon and Idaho, effective July 1,
comes in a dispatch from the national
capita 1. Salaries in most iustances have
been increased, showing a material
growth of business in the office where
the salary is increased. In Whitman
county we note four changes in salaries
—two increases and two decreases. The
salary of the postmaster of Maiden has
been increased from $1200 to $1400 a
No Pipe Dream
About ; |Sj|
TTOU MAY JUST PUT IT IN fift^^
YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE I^Plll
IT—TO WIT, THAT THE JliSpPlt
REAL GOBLIN THAT WILL GET Jp^|i|S
YOU IF YOU DON'T WATCH "SpsisM^^
OUT IS THE GREAT BIG MAIL ;PIIII
ORDER GOBLIN. THIS COM- JmW&\
MERCIAL GOBLIN HAS GOT Mj^^^M
THE BULK OF THE BUSINESS jm^B^^l
IN MANY COMMUNITIES, TO Jfioßos^
THE DETRIMENT OF THOSE #^^^^SS
COMMUNITIES. IF YOU REAL- §L
LV ARE LOYAL TO HOME vM^^SmS
YOU WILL PATRONIZE HOME
PEOPLE IN BUSINESS. H §■»
year; likewise the postmaster of Tekoa
from fITOO to |1800—two nice, fat
On the other side of the ledger, how
ever, we note that Farmington has been
rednced from fllOO to $1000, and St.
John from $1300 to |1200. Both
towns are situated in the very heart of
the rich Palouse country, enjoying the
blessings of home life, wealth and pros
purity, co that the reduction in the
salaries of postmasters is no indication
that there is a decline in the material
affaire of life, or that the bottom has
dropped out of the commntiity, as
sometimes happens to a mining camp or
a sawmill town. The traveler will find
no Goldsmith's deserted villages in the
CITY DADS IN CONCLAVE.
Attended to Various Matters of in-
terest Monday Night.
City council met Monday night, but
little business of importance coming up
for consideration. Mayor Weinberg
presided and all councilmen present.
Bilis were allowed out of the following
funds: Current expense, $4115 IT:
water, |658.05. Out of the current ex
pense fund Holliday k Hughes were paid
$2002.59 on construction of rock wall
at court bouse.
A. J. Davis addressed the council in
regard to the proposed city park. He
stated that it would be impossible to
buy the Myrick property, and wanted
to know if the city would be willing to
maintain a park consisting only of the
church property. The matter was laid
over for one week.
F. W. Juhnke tendered hie resignation
as street superintendent. Moved to ac
cppt. Motion lost, all councilmen voting
The city marshal was directed to close
the two toilets at the Inland Empire
Superintendent of streets was directed
to repair sidewalks where necessary, un
der direction of street committee, and
put in claims for such work to city
treasurer who shall collect such claimn
from property holders. This is intended
to cover petty repairs of sidewalks
where property holders are slow to
Matter of water rates for irrigation
purposes was referred to water commit
tee with power to act.
S. A. Bodine was given contract to
grade Canyon street, from Mill street
e«Bt to city limits, the contract price
calling for $470. This work ia to coc
nect with the work already completed by
the county in regrading the road to the
top of the hill.
Council meets again next Monday
Pioneers Gathered in Force.
At the Inland Empire Pioneer Associa
tion in session at Waila Walla last week
Ben Burgunder of Colfax was elected
first vice-president of the association for
the ensuing year. A large number of the
pioneers attended and a profitable, as
well as an enjoyable, time was had by
all. Dr. Blalock of Walla Walla was
again elected president, end Professor
Lyman will continue to act as historian.
He Likes the Palouse.
George W. Bandy of Colville, who was
in Colfax a month ago looking over this
part of the Palouee country, has de
cided to pull up stakes and come here,
with hie family, to livp. The family ar
| rived by train Tuesday, but Mr. Bandy,
| with personal t ff -cts. is en route by team.
Mr. Bandy is said to be a man of large
i experience in dry farming, and it may be
no surprise if he leases and cultivates the
Bioom farm and goes into intensive cul
; tivation of the soil in raising wheat.
. The family wi>| occupy a honse in the
| eo'Uh end for the time being. Mr. Bandy
i had his weather eye on Pendleton at one
; time, but after seeing the rich soil of the
. Palouße that settled ir.
Side Track to Flour Mill.
The side track of the 0.-W. R. & N.
leading to the Soar mill is in place ready
fur use. This is an improvement worthy
of note. Curs cnn now be loaded as well
as unloaded direct at the mill. Wheat
c*n be unloaded, and after being man
ufactured into fljur, can be shipped at
the aiill, doing away with a lot of team
ing heretofore demanded. The fiour
mill is running full time. A big job lot
of its product goes to San Francisco
each month Much flour ground here
goes to China and other oriental coun
tries. This, in addition to the local de
mand and the frtquent calls to help out
neighboring mills, keeps the Colfax flour
mill on the go most of the time. The
wonder is that the side track in question
was not put in long ago.
FOUR POUND SALMON TROUT
Spokane Young Lady Lands Beauty
from Palouse River.
Mies Belle Patrick and Mre. Walton,
members of the Walton College Enter
tainers who gave an excellent perform
ance in Colfax on Monday night, spent
the week at Glendale Farm, the home of
Mre. Mary F. White of Pleasant valley.
While at Glendale the ladies took a day
off and went fishing. The Iziak Wal
tons don't all belong to the male sex by
a long shot, as the Ladies named above
can attest from the result of one day's
They hied themselves to the old Joe
Delong place on the Palouse river, a few
miles from the quiet precincts of Pleas
ant valley, and almost the first thing
Miss Patrick hauled out of the stream
was a big palmon trout which turned the
scales at four pounds when they got
home. This is the largest trout landed
so far this season that has come to our
notice. The trout is a gamey tisb. He
fights every step out of the water, and to
land a four-pounder is no easy job. Mis*
Patrick and the ladies with her fee 1 gui c
sporty over the catch.
City Park Prospects.
At a meeting of the ladien la^t Monday
in the interpst of a city park it wan the
unanimous opinion thtit it would be best
to buy the old Congregational church
property and establish a park there, it
being the most centrally located of any
land obtainable for the purpose. An
effort was made to purchase the prop
erty of the Myrick estate adjoining the
church property, but without success.
It was decided that it would be better to
have the park there, even if is small, than
to have none at all. The matter of im
provement and maintenance of the new
proposed park is now being considered
by the city council.
Church Officers Retained.
At the annual buninens meeting of the
Baptist church on Saturday evening the
old corps of officers, with the exception
that the name of Mr. MeCall was placed
on the list of trustees vice William Slate,
who is ill, were retained. An advisory
board, for monthly business conference
was instituted. The church seems to
have taken on a new lease of life since
the arrival of the new pastor.
Skull Badly Shattered.
W. T. Shirrell of Glenwood was kicked
by a horse Monday, and was brought to
St. Ignatius hospital the same evening
with his skull badly shattered. Several
pifces of bone were taken oat. At this
writing Mr. Shirrell is in a critical con
dition, although doing an well as could
be expected considering the nature of hie
Charged With Burglary.
James Mackay, charged with burglary
in the second degree in breaking into
and taking from the Hotel Whitman
bar several bottles of whiskey, was ar
raigned in the superior court Monday
morning and pleaded not guilty. The
court appointed Robert M. Hanna to
defend the young man and the case was
eet for trial on June 13.
Band Elects Officers.
The members of the Colfax Brass
Band, at their meeting Monday night,
effected a permanent organization and
elected officers as below given: President
and manager, P. H. Sundin; secretary
treasurer, W. A. Denker; director, S. H.
Sauve. W. F. Snodgrass officiated as
Postal Bank for Colfax.
According to the dispatches Colfax ie
to have a postal savings bank, to be
established some time next month.
Official notice has not been received
here, bnt there eeeine to be no doubt
that a postal bank is on the tapis,
PRICK FIVE CENTS,
THE SCHOOL FUND
Whitman County's Share IS
Report of State School Superintend
ent Dewey Makes Good Showing
-- New Employes' Commission to
Observe Rules of Economy.
Olympia, June 7. —A statement of the
apportionment ol the current school
fund for the pntflßi guitar, an made by
Superintendent Dewej.abow* that Whit
man county v to receive the Hum of
$56,524.98 aw it* sharp, while the total
amount, which in to he divided unions
thecountie^of the*tate,i*tl,447,l7o .~>4.
Of this amount King county «etH $.'H4.-
G^;2. Spokane county $176,569, Pferee
couuty ijfUT^'h'J and Snohominh county
$80,008. The apportionment in at the
rate of f 04G for every day'e attendance
of each pupil in the district. Concerning
the rate of apportionment in pa»t yearn
Superintendent Dewey nay«:
"Since 1897 the Btute current echool
fund has been apportioned on the bams
of days attendance. The amount ap
portioned for each day's attendance for
the various years commencing with
1897-8 to date i» ah follow*: 1807 8
$.((858, 1898 9 .071, 1899 1900 .09054,
1900-01 .0769.19012 .089,5. 1902 08
.108, 1903 04 .0881, 1904 5 0887,1905
■0G .080, 190G-7 .083, 1907 08 .092,
1908 09 .081, 1909 10 .087, 1910-11
"Id 1899 the per capita state tax was
raised from $G to ?8 and id 1901 it was
raised from $>•) to $10. During this
period of 14 years the length of term io
the average district bag increased from
92 d«ys to 149."
Ruling by Attorney General.
R, E. Campbell, anMHtutit attorney
general, rules in an opinion to the state
superintendent of public instruction,
that when a school district votes on
bonds that thoee items uot naturally re
lated must bf separated on the ballot so
that the voter may vote for or against
them separately. He holds that where
a district want* to put up a new build-
tog and to furniwb it arid to make general
repairs 011 all building* and to refund an
old indebtedoens that the three items
uiUHt be marked separately, aa they are
uot naturally related.
Will Practice Economy--Good.
Oo account of the expense of the new
employes' compensation coainrnsion,
composed of George A. Lee (chairman),
W. C. Pratt and W. H. Wallace, say
that the branch offices originally planned
on in Spokane, Seattle and Tncoma will
I not be established, as the commission
feel that they should practice economy
for the present. The commission say
that they do not wact to be extrava
gant, and that for the present they will
be content with small quarters until the
force is organized and at work. Ar-
rangements are being made to give the
commission offices in the capitol, instead
of renting offices outside as was planned
in the first place. Tbe traveling library,
which is at present occupying rooms in
tbe basement, will be moved and the
rooms used for the main offices of tbe
commission, while rooms in the attic,
which have never been used, will be fitted
up for the clerical force. In order to
■ take up in detail the new law with the
J laborer and others affected the new secre
tary, Howard L. Hiudley of Spokane, a
newspaper man, will visit every county
in the state.
The insurance Code.
It is held in an opinion given to the
insurance department by the attorney
general's office that the new insurance
code, which goes into effect June 8»
applies to all companies doing business
in Washington. The code divides in
surance companies into eight clashes and
divides insurance risks into 14 classes,
and the opinion holds that it reaches
every company operating in Washington.
The loth annual Veterans' Encamp
ment, under the auspices of the Veterans'
Association of Whitman and Latah
counties, will assemble in ReaneyV park,
Pullman, June li, 15 and IG. .Speeches,
music, camph're tales, we are told, will be
features. All old soldiers of the civil
war, whether they wore the blue or the
gray, are urged to attend and join the
Veterans' Association. Tents, wood,
straw, etc., furnished visiting soldiers
free of charge. Those who attend will
undoubtedly have an enjoyable aa well
as a profitable time.
Walton College Entertainers.
The entertainment given by the Wal
ton College Entertainers at the Baptist
church Monday evening was a delight
to all who heard it. The Waltons ful
filled every expectrtion. We hope to
have them with ua again.