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title: 'The Colfax gazette. (Colfax, Wash.) 1893-1932, June 09, 1911, Page 8, Image 8',
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Ladies', Misses' and Children's Wash Suits, Dresses, Wash
have been reduced in price through
out the entire Department. Our
stock is large and you will find what
you want at Bargain Prices. Come
now and get first choice.
New Mid-Summer Millinery is arriving in this De
partment every week which is placed on sale at SPEC
THEY FOOL THE FOWL
Wild Duck Hunters In China Are Wily
In Their Methods.
A full grown wiid duck is one of the
most wary of all animals, and many
are the devices of hunters in various
parts of the world to kill or to capture
!t. There is one method of taking
wild ducks in considerable numbers
practiced in China and elsewhere in
the east which is sufficiently unknown
to occidentals to prove of interest.
The natives see that a large number
cf big calabashes, or gourds, shall al
ways be left floating on the water fre
quented by the birds till they come to
regard them as part and parcel of
The duck hunter chooses his time.
find, putting one of the calabashes,
with holes cut for his mouth and eyes.
Dpon his head, he wades through the
lake, taking rare to keep the whole of
his body beneath the surface. He
cautiously approaches the unsuspect
ing wild fowl and. catching one nf
them by the leg. pulls him with a sud
den jerk beneath the water, eausinc
hardly more commotion of the surface
Than the duck itself when it dives or
splashes or plunges for its food. He
wrings its neck under the water and
fastens it to his belt. Then he deals
with another and another in the same
fashion till he makes his retreat.
equally unnoticed, with a whole gir
dleful of captured wild ducks around
W' SPIDERS' WEBS. '~
Their Filmy Threads Have Wonderful
The strength of the spider and of the
materials it employs is something al
most Incomprehensible when the size
Of the Insect and the thickness of Its
thread are taken Into account I:
experiments have shown that a single
thread of a web made by a spider
which weighed Bfty-four milligi
supported endwise a weight of four
prams, or seventy-four times the weight
cf tho spider itself.
When, therefore, a spider spins a web
•to let himself down from the cc
or from the branch of a tree and we
pee him descending without perceiv
ing his thread at ail we may be ; t-r
--fectljr sure that he is not only in no
danger of falling, but that be could
carry seventy-three other spiers down
■with him on his invisible rope.
Knowing this fact with reference to
a single thread, we need not be sur
rrised that the threads of a web. inter
woven and re-enforced one by another,
have a very considerable strength and
are able to hold bees and wasps, them
selves very powerful in proportion to
their size, and to bend without break
ing under a weight of dew or rain.—
New York Pre,ss.
The season being late, we offer at REDUCED PRICES all
Skiits, also Big Bargains in the Millinery
Ladies' Spring Suits
We have added to our Corset Department a line of the Celebrated NEMO CORSETS
A Minor Consideration.
It was often remarked by the rela
tives of Uncle Gideon Dobbs that he
was a most delightful person to whom
to confide a cherished ambition or dis
play an achievement. Whether Uncle
Gideon understood fully or not, he was
always ready with sympathy, admira
tion or encouragement.
When the family received the sum
mons to inspect young Franklin Dobbs'
invention, the mysterious work which
had occupied him for nearly a year,
Uncle Gideon was all enthusiasm. He
entered the room where the invention,
a thing of many small wheels and
bars, was placed on a heavy table,
stepped up to his nephew and wrung
"You've done something to be proud
of, my boy." he said cordially. "Look
at all those little wheels, each in its
proper place and all running like clock
work. It's a perfect success, my boy,
a perfect success. What's it for?"—
Diversity of Language.
E. B. Taylor in his "Anthropology"
says- "Language is one branch of
the great art of sign making or sign
choosing, and its business is to hit
upon some sound as a suitable sign or
symbol for each thought. Whenever
a sound has been thus chosen there
""•as no doubt a reason for the choice,
but it did not follow that each lan
guage should choose the same sound."
Thus we have the root explanation of
the great puzzle of diversity of lan
guage. Originally a matter of sound,
language varies with the thing by
which it is suggested, and hence the
babel of tongues found in our human
Health and Wealth.
Health is the foundation of the
world's prosperity. Wealth is the re
sult of the toils of health. A strong,
enduring body is good capital to begin
business with. A sound mind and good
judgment add greatly to its value. Pos
sessed of these, a man may earn a liv
ing and enjoy it when earned.
How He Felt.
Bearit—Bullem has failed for half a
million and his creditors will get about
fifty thousand. Lambleigh—How does
he feel about it? Bearit—Sore, of
course. Fifty thousand is a lot of
money to give up.—Exchange.
Injury and Insult.
"What's the matter with yom wife?
She seems very irascible lately."
"Why. she was assisting at a rum
mage sale and somebody sold her new
hat for 35 cents."—Washington Herald
A healthy man is a king in his own
right; an unhealthy man ie an onhappy
slave. Burdock Blood Bitters builde up
Bonnd health—keeps you well.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON. JfJNE 9, 1911.
and Clothing Departments
SHOES !N JAPAN.
A Man Will Wear Out From Eight to
Ten Pairs a Year.
The shops and booths of Japan are of
unfailing interest. Here the greengro
cer and fruit seller ims arranged his
wares till it seems as tli(.iiL rli one look
ed upon a great bouquet There the
flower shop blazes in brilliance and the
lantern maker squats at his multi
colored task. At the next entrance we
perhaps see a man severing chicken
meat from the bone, and he performs
the operation as skillfull}' as the sur
freon with his disserting knife. Beef
and chicken are commonly sold in this
Two or three paces farther on one is
confronted with a typical Japanese
shoe store. All the footwear of the lit
tle brown man is here on view. The
ireta (wooden clogs) and straw sandals
are indeed a fanciful exhibition. They
line the benches, the floors, the shelves.
They nans: from above and seemingly
are everywhere, allowing the seller just
about enougb room to squat on his
mat. The newcomer is at once staT
tled at the immense quantity of this
simple footwear and the many places
where it is sold, but he soon finds a
solution to his query when he hears
.that a Japanese man annually makes
•away with from eight to ten pairs.—
SIZE OF WHALES.
Length of the Biggest Ones and the
Height They Can Spout.
A government official who has made
i a special study of whales states that
the average length of a full grown
sulphur bottom whale is just under
eighty feet. This estimate disregards
the exaggerated reports sometimes
spread by sailors and is based on
measurements of many indi
vidual specimens. There seem to be
credible accounts of whales reaching
a length of fri>m eighty-five to ninety
five feet, but tho authority quoted has
never seen any of that size.
Whales appear to grow with great
rapidity, the length of yearlings being
estimated at from thirty to thirty-five
How high can whales spout? Photo
graphs taken by the scientist referred
to give a means of measuring with
pome accuracy the height to which the
water is thrown. This appears to be
much less than it has often been sup
posed to be. It is claimed that even
the great sulphur bottom whale on the
average spouts tn a height of only
fourteen feet, although occasionally
the height may be as much as twenty
feet.—Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
Accidents will happen, but the beet
regulated families keep Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil for such emergencies. It
subdues the pain and heals the hurts.
Men's Clothing Department
Here also prices have been greatly
reduced and you can pick your sum
mer Suits and buy them at very low
prices. There is one special lot of
about 75 Suits in Men's small sizes
worth from 810 to $15 which we offer
at $5 per Suit as long as they last.
We will give a discount of 15 per cent on all Ladies',
Misses' and Children's Wash Suits, Dresses, Wash
Summons for Publication.
In the superior court of the sfite of Waah
ington, in and for the county of Whitman.
Levi Dallas, Mary J. Smith, Sarah A.
Huffman, AthHe E Ros?, Richard Dallas,
Newell Dallas, William DalUs, Elizibetb A.
Weatherwax and Lulu M. Gordon, plaintiffs,
j vs. Jeremiah S. Dallaß, George D.iliaa, Bertha
L. Dallas, Edythe Dallas, Grace Atwood.
Clarence Atwood, Manning I. J homa", Levi
Johnson, Henry Johnson, Martha A. Allaire
George Johnson, Kuth A. Williams, Abel E
Thomas, Ephriam Thomas, Emuaa P,,ston,
and U. S. beach.
The unknown heirs of the following deceased
persons, respectively: Martha Th.mas, Jos
eph Dallas, Rebecca Thomas, Jonathan Dal
las, Susan Newhouse, Mary Ritter and
Also, all other persons or partes unknown,
claiming any right, title, estate, lien or in
terest in the real estate described in the com
plaint herein, defendants.
State of Washington, county of Whitman,
The state of Washington to the said Jere
miah S. Dallas, George Dallas, Bertha L
Dallas, Edythe Dallas, Grace Atwood, Olar
ence Atwood, Manning I. Thomas. Levi I
I Johnson, Henry Johnson, Martha A. Allaire, |
George Johneon. Ruth A. Williams, Abel E.
Thomas, Ephriam Thomas, Emma Poston,
and U. S. Beach; And to thf> unknown heirs '
' of the following deceased persons, respective
ly: Martha Thomas, Joseph Dallas, Rebecca
| Thomas, Jonathan Dallas, Susan Newhouse,
Mary Ritter and Holmes Dallas; Also, to
all other persons or \ arties unknown, claiming
I any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the
real estate described in the complaint herein,
You are herebylsummoned andjrequired to
apuear in the superior court of the state of
Washington, in and for Whitman county,
within sixty days after the date of the first
publication of this summons, to-wit: within
feixty days after the 9th day of June, 1911, and
defend the above entitled action in the above
entitled court, and answer the complaint of
j the plaintiffs in said action, and serve a copy
I of your said answer on Hanna & Hanna, the
j undersigned, attorneys for plaintiffs, at their
ottice in Uolfax, Whitman county, state of
Washington, and if you fail to appear and
j defend said_ action and answer the complaint
1 of the plaintiffs aforesaid, within the time
aforesaid, judgment will be rendered against
i you, according to the demand of the said
j complaint, which has been filed with the clerk
lof said court. The object of the above en
titled action is to determine the interests of
the plaintiffs therein and of the said defend
ants, Jeremiah S. Dallas, George Dallas, Ber
tha L. Dallas, Edythe Dallas, Grace Atwood,
Clarence Atwood and Manuing I. Thomas,
in and to a tract of 122§ acres of land situated,
lying and being in Whitman county, state of
| Washington, and being a portion of section
12 in towns-hip 17 north, of range 44 E. W. M.
which tract is particularly described in the
said complaint and is owned and held in
common by the plaintiffs and said last named
defendants and to preclude all the other de
fendants in said action and all persons claim
ing through, by or under them from any in
terest, right, title, estate of inheritance or
freehold therein or any part thereof or any
claim thereto, and to quiet the title of said
mentioned tract of land in the plaintiffs and
the said defendants holding in common with
Dated June 8. 1911.
HANNA & HANNA,
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
Postofßce address: Colfax, Whitman county,
To those who drink whicker for pleas
ure, HARPER whiskey adds zest to ex
istence. To those who drink whiskey
for health's sake, HARPER whiskey
makes life worth living. Sold by J. C.
Shirkey ft Glaser, graduate opticians.
Until June 19th
On sale on numerous dates
May It; to September 1, 19||
Northern Pacific Ry.
THE ORIGINAL SCENIC HIGHWAY
A few samples-similar reductions to many
other points in the Eastern United States
and Canada, as well as the Middle West:
?'• Paul- V . *f° 00 New York.... ilrt « - n
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Snperto' 60.00 Detroit.:.' £2 J2
£" c T aß°. 72.50 Boston [ ifS 52
St- Louiß 70.00 Montreal, I&ZZZ 106.00
Long limits and liberal stopovers
Low raten for Great Lake Hfeamer trios
We nerve those "Great Big Baked Potato^"
Let U8 arran K e your itinerary-it will beTpleaaore.
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\^( A'Z-X Tac ma Carnival of Nations""' g" ° T to, Se * jt- 9
I I U I Seattle Golden Potlatch r .uly 3to B
\<\ IVr/ Pendltton Round-up. 'July *7 to 22
Y< >s^\V Minneapolis Civic Celebration Pt' ,14 to 1G
AJLC I r\C Duluth Water Pageant t ? aly 2to 8
Yellowstone Park .*.".'.'' June £$ |° to 22
„ the Through Sleepers Daily to Official V* r *v> T' " I
north coast LiMiTEi, , Entrance
Buy Through Ticketß via S. <fc I. E. R. R. an d N. P R v
Agent S. & I. E., Colfax, Wash. ' m F> T- ABBOTT'
The Wheat Field qftK» Wo Hd
For special R. R. rates to investigate the™ 1 j
eße lands, apply to
G. A. YANCEY & m
General Agents C. P. R. Land Dep t
618 Riverside Aye. CD "
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