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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
Commissioner Names Long List
of Successful Candidates.
Average Tax of $18 54 Paid by Whit
man County People--Schools
Rightly Get Large Share of
Olympia, June 27 —Teachers certifi- |
eaten have tieen granted by B. B. l>ewey
to the following applicai t-» from Whit
man coooty: Laura Bartholomew, Nel
lie IMfre, .!<>y Harnes, Alvin HuruiH^ter,
Florence Cox, M. A. I'runibaker, Grace
('unninchani, Mrs. Viola K. Dodson,
Minuie M l)n*ch, Onia G. I>ixon, J. W.
Poster, Margaret M. Fulkerth, Miy
Foreman, Galveston Guerrettai. Asper
■ Goserud, Harry Irwin, Fred Kineaid,
K^lly, Myrtle McAdatns, George
Ormsby, Newton V Howe, May Straub,
Georgia Bowers, Mame Stewart, J. F.
ShannaD. George Schroder, Ida L.
Stevens. Katharine L I'>uxbaum, E. V.
Griffin, !». L. Hennessev, Josephine C.
HiiHe, Elliot L. Mo«ph, Mjrtle Metcalf,
Eula McKaehan, Deuny C. Noonan,
Stella M. North, Lotin G. Sheets, Ada
G. Thomle, Myrtle Grace Vial, Hiram J.
Wilcox, W. M. Mackey, Fmiiy Schuster,
Louine Vanderpool, Clare W. Wallace, J.
8. Albright, Bertha V. Bacntell, H. L.
Burnuaru, Orpha M Caesidy, Mrs. Edith
I'laton, Alice Ghormley, Mary J. Greer,
Margaret Hubbard, Sadie Howell, Mar
garet Handle, Thop. E. SbauKbneeey,
Alice !'. Stone and Khoda Wagoner.
Whitman Taxes Average Low.
The average amuuut of taxes paid by
every person in the etate i f Washington
in 191U, on property of all kind* both
real and personal, exclusive of railroads
amounted to $20 *J2, according to tigun s
compiled by the secretary of the etate
tax commission, B. J. Hoors, which
«vow that the total amount of such
taxed in Washington iv I'JIU wuc $2^,
--8N4,i>4N.42. In Whitman county each
person had an average tax of $18.54.
The lowest per capita tax in any county
was in Kitsap where eacb person paid
only $11 52 in taxes, while tbe highest
average tax was inClallatn county where
it reached the sum of $38.68. In King
P c.'Utity eucti person whs taxed $25.25,
in Spokane the average was $21 '-'2 and
in Tierce county it was $22 G7. The
taxes collected in Whitman county in
1910 on hI! real and persona! property
exclusive of railroads, whs (017,025 13
Governor Tells of Big Crops.
The prospects for a tine crop this year
is very bright according to an announce
ment made by Governor Uhv who has
just returned from Fairabault, Minne
sota, where he attended the graduation
of his children, who says that never be
fore has he seen the crops looking so
well, aud this is particularly true in
Eastern Washington, where he spent
some time before going east, and wher
ever he went he heard reports of good
To Test Full Crew Law.
The (ireat Northern and Northern F'a
cific railroads have filed test suits
against the full crew law in the federal
courts, and it has been announced by K.
A. Faircbild of the state public service
commission that as these suits have
beeu set for an early hearing that until
after the constitutionality of the law
has been passed no attempt will be made
to enforce its provisions.
How Taxes Are Divided.
Ojt of the total amount of taxes paid
in the state of Washington in 11*10, by
xur ttie larireft for any one purpose went
* for schools 111 257|per c^nt being devoted
to that purpose. 25 974 per ceut of tbe
total sum was devoted to running muni
cipal governments and 11 596 per cent
to county affaire. For state, county
and district road building 17 25 per
cent was used, of which S 034 per cent
went to road districts, 5 >l',7> percent for
county roads and 3.382 percent into the
state highway fund, showing that the
county aud road districts spent more
thau four times as much money as the
state For the state general fund only
7.111 per cent was used while but 52
per cent went for state military pur
poses. In 1910 the railroads paid 9.812
per cent of all the taxes levied for all
purposes, state, county and municipal, j
or a sum aggregating $2,658,323 The
real estate property of the state paid
75 "2.j ppr cent, the personal property
paid 11 003 percent while the remainder
was paid by street railways, telegraph,
telephone and express companies. Tbe
total amount of taxes levied by all the
tax levying boards in the state for all
purposes in 1910 was 127,083,979 84.
Eight Hour Law On Rack.
The eight hoar law providing that no j
female shall be employed in any hotel,
restaurant, mercantile or mechanical ee
tabliebment for more than eight hours a
day, except in flt-h «Dd fruit canneriee,
will be tested by a ptiit broneht in the
King county raperior court which will be
tried at an early term of the court.
Ruling In Condemnation Case.
When a nuit is» brought to condemn
Btate lands it must be started in the
county in which the land* are situated,
nnd state lund* cHnnot be condemned j
for the purpose of overt! >« mi; them,
holde Jadge Mitchell of the Tbarston
county Baperior court, lie narfl that
when a company Hei-kf to o vet flow lannn i
it muHt He ir« application «i'li tbestate
bonrd, ac provided by the legislature of
Judges Must Decide.
The constitutionality of the law creat
mis the Industrial [oraranceCommimioo
will be tested by a puit which haw been
filed n the supreme court, and which will
be heard on June 20;h, the clceing day
of the eespior).
OLYMPIA GETS WRONG TIP.
Typographical Error Puts Whitman
Commissioners in Bad Light.
In the official county commissioners
proceedings published last week an error
in fieures made it appear that more than
$2640 had been refunded for taxes when
the correct figures were $2.04.
The error occurred under the head
' Orders as to Taxes."' The third para
graph should have read, "Lots o and G,
block G, PrtifTs second addition to
Rosalia apearing to be outside corporate
limits, city tax for the year 1909, $2 04,
having been paid by P. F. Bowerman,
was ordered refunded." The error made
it appear that $2.G44 had been ordered
An Olympia correspondent in going
over the proceedings found what he be
lieved to be a gross violation of law and
sent the following dispatch to the Sun
day Spokesmar.-Heview :
Whitman county commissioners are
getting in bad, according to report of a
recent commissioners' meeting which
reHcbed here today. This report shows
that the commissioners this month ord
ered cancellation of a number of taxes
and tax refunds of considerable amount.
The attorney general has ruled a num
ber of times that the county commis
sioners are without authority in law to
cancel or refund taxes and has suggested
that county treasurers who put out
money on these illegal orders of refund
may find themselves held liable for the
payment as a shortage.
The commissioner!?' reports show that
tbe Whitman county board ordered
$2644 refunded to B. F. Bowerman for
taxes paid for 1909 on lots in an addi
tion to Rosalia, which property it was
later discovered wus outside of the city
Attention was called here today to the
fact that the county treasurer is simply
an agent in the collection of city taxes
and that neither 'he treasurer nor the
commissioners have anything to do with
the refunding of city taxes.
Thi* illegal cancellation and refunding
of taxes hfis been generally doDe through
out the state and the state officials are
determined to put a stop to it. The at
torney general claims the only safe and
legal way for tbe county officials to pro
ceed is to require that a suit be brought
against the county and a decree entered
in the superior court, as otherwise the
treasurer will be liable on his bond.
Interest in Loon Lake.
Charles Lichrield of Spokane paid our
city a visit this week and in company
with M. J. Maloney called upon several
of our lake going citizens with a view to
getting some of them to join the Loon
Lake Outing club. Loon lake is the
largest body of warm water west of the
Rocky mountains containing IGOO acres.
The club >s making it a very attractive
plac»\ A-rang«rnents are being made for
running water under pressure. Half the
grounds are devoted to amusements and
contain a ball park, dance pavilion,
band stand and all the other amuse
ments of a live summer resort.
Off to the Puget Sound Country.
Colfax people who joined the excursion
to Seattle Monday are Mr. and Mrs. P.
H. Sundin, 0. Ogle, C. S. Clarke, C. A.
Cassady, Misses Mabel and Amanda
Olson, Miss Keckley, Mrs. Allen, 0.
Straud and J. R. Hargrave. In the
party were E. D. Blackman, E. E. Pear
son and Charles Peterson of Rosalia as
well as many other Whitman county and
Organizing Moose Lodge.
J. T. Fogarty of Seattle has been in
Colfax this week organizing a Moose
lodge. He is stopping at the Whitman
hotel. The Mooee lodge is a social order
with sick and accident benefits and Mr.
Fogarty is meeting with success in his
Water Debt is Cut Down.
With the first of July the special water
debt of the city will be reduced to $22,
--500. City Treasurer DePledge ha 6 issued
a call for special water fund warrants
from No. 119 to 130 inclusive. This
call cuts |3000 from the indebtedness of
the special fund. The original warrant
issue in 1905 amounted to $55,000.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNK 30. 1911.
Many New Contests Added to
List of Attractions.
Grangers and Pioneers Interest All
Whitman County in Big Four
Days" Event--Something Doing
More interesting evpnts and contests
have been added to the long list of at
tractions for the Grauge and Pioneer
picnic which opens on the Colfaz fair
grounds Saturday, July 1, and continues
for four days. With good weather the
crowds are expected to be the largest
ever assembled in the county for an event
of this nature. Campers by the hundred
will arrive early to secure the best loca
tions. Many numbered in the circuß
day crowd will remain until after the
close of the picnic.
Every effort will be made by the people
of Colfax to make the visitors welcome
and a long lise of prizes will be given to
the winners in the numerous contests.
Only one slight hitch has occurred in
the program as at first announced.
Commissioner D. C. Coates of Spokane
has been called away from home on im
portant business and will be unable to
give his address on "The Commission
Form of Government."
The| Inland people have promised
to put extra cars on the regular trains
to assist in getting the crowds to and
from the picnic grounds. Agent Eld
redge is making a desperate effort to get
a special car service but as yet he has
been unable to get any positive assur
ance of success.
Those desiring to enter their babies
for the baby show at the Grange Picnic
on July 4th, will confer a favor to the
management if they will mail the baby's
name to ('. L. MacKenzie, care Colfax
National bank, prior to July 4th and be
at the pavilion with their babies at
12:45 on July 4th as the management
desires to judge the show promptly.
The official program for the four days'
event as prepared by the committee
SATURDAY, KIRST HAY.
1:30 o'clock: Music by Colfax band.
2:00 o'clock: «.,'larter mile dash. Open to
farm horses. Prizes §10 and §5.
Fat Man's Race. 2 ro pounds and over.
Prizes $3 and §2.
Hundred yard dash. Boys 15 years old and
under. Prizes $3 and $1.50.
Ladieb' egg race. Prizes S3 and $1.50.
lifty yard daeh. For girls 15 years old and
under. Prizes 53 and $1.50.
Sack race. Free for all. Prize 82 and $1.
Free for all wrestling match. Boys 15 years
old and under, $A, §1.50.
Novelty race. Open to farm teams. Owners
to harness teams on the track when word is
given, and to start as soon as harnessed, and
drive twice around track, any gait Other than
run or gallop. Prizes $10 and $5.
ti o'clock pm: Entries close in milch cow
BCNDAY, SECOND HAY.
11 o'clock aie : Union religious servic9 at
the grounds, with sermon by N. M. Jones of
the Colfax M. E. chun h.
Address by Rev. J. H. Bainton of the
Colfax Congregational church.
6 o'clock p n.: Firfet test in milch cow
UOKDAY, riONEER DAT.
6 o'clock a id: Final tebt and judging in
milch cow contest.
11 o'clock a n.: Reuni nof the Whitman
County Pioneer's Association.
Address by Judge L. B. Naeh of Spokane.
Addressee by other prominent pioneers.
11:30 o'clock am: Concert by Coif ax band.
limieer's basket dinner at noon.
2:00 o'clock p m: Mile trot. For double
farm teams. Prizes §10 and §5.
Slow bicycle race. Boys under 16. Prizes
Boys race. Under 10 years. 100 yards,
Potato race. Boys under 16 years. $3, §1.50.
4-leeged race. Free for all. $3, §1.50.
Potato race for girls. S3, $1.50.
Pony race for boys. $5, 83.50.
Preliminaries in tug-of-war. Open to all
subordinate granges of Whitman county. Five
men teams, members to belong to grange they
represent. Prize, a desk.
Grand pulling contest. For fuur-horbe farm
teams. First prize, $15 double harness.
Second prize, $1:2.50 lap robe and $3.50 whip.
At sunrise 50 guns.
10 o'clock a m: Grand automobile parade
led by Colfax band. Prizes for best decorated
automobiles, $20 and $10. Automobiles will
assemble at court house and driye to grounds
and twice around track.
11 o'clock am: Patriotic program.
Music by Colfax band. ■
Invocation by Rev. J. H. Bainton.
Seng by quartette.
Reading Declaration of Independence by
Miss Geneva Barton.
Song : Star Spangled Banner, quartette
Address by master of state grange, C. B.
Benediction, Rev. N. M. Jonee.
12 o'clock m: Free barbecue.
1 o'clock p m: Baby show at pavillion,
prize for prettiest baby two year« old ,r
1:3 i o'clock pre: CVncert by Colffti lan i,
2 o'clo.k pm: Exhibition by driving taunt
owned by farmere. For best BKehed tear:.*,
$10 an 1 15.
Wheelbarrow ra^.e, ICO yards, prices ?4
Pony race for (rfrls, $7 50 and $5.
50 yard dash, b ya under 1-' years 13 blj
Catching greas< I . • winner.
100 yard da-: . ••- • : t nil, s"; an i -.
Finals in tog : war cent*-;-:.
Automobile race, 5 miles, machine*
an I (in *>n by farmers, f 10 an J $10.
Prizes for Domestic Products.
lor the beet made . ing] . • :t,«ie
and worn by eirls under 15 years, pii ea
and $2.50 will be Riven.
Fur the test loaves if bread. Prizes |5 and
For the best cak^. Frizes $5 and $2 .".0.
For the bett «."s oi 1 ::ter. Prize* $5 and
KITTERMAN IS OLD^ TIMER.
Back to Pen for Robbing Homes of
After a three day"** search Depatj
Sheriff "Bill" Cole arrested Wallace
Kitterman in the suburbs of Spokane a
few days ago.
Kitterman was wanted for breaking
into the hitmen of several residents be
tween Gartield and Elberton while the
owner 6 were attending the Elberton
picnic. The offender ie now in the
county jiiil with a long term in the pen:
tentiary staring him in the face.
Kitterman has been in trouble with
the authorities several times aud his list
of crimes included burglary committed
in the same houses which be robbed this
time. He was formerly a resident of
that part of the county. He had served
five years of a sentence of eight years
for horse stealing and was cut on parole
when he went wrung again. Hew,ll now
have to complete that sentence and in
addition there are three separate charges
of burglary lodged against him for his
little fling with the Eiberton people.
Under an aseumed name Kitterman
expressed a part of t>je plunder to Spo
kane from Garfield. At the Garfield ex
press office he signed his name as James
Harrington, shipping the stuff to John
Harrington at Spokane. He then went
to Spokane and claimed the package
addressed to John. Cole was close on
the trail and followed Kitterman to the
home of bis mother and step father near
Spokane and placed the young man
under arrest. When arrested Kitterman
was wearing a suit and other clothing
which he had t-toien from the Whitman
TO ENLARGE COLFAX MILL
New Warehouse to Be Erected at
Once on Spur.
C. E. Wood of 'eneseeand M. P. Miiler
of Moscow, ownerp of the Colfax flouring
mill, were in this city the latter part of
last week and raided to put an addi
tion 50 feet by 70 feet on the north end
of the mill for the storage of fluur and
feed. The addition will be erected over
the mill race to the 0.-W. RAN. epur.
The main grain warehouse 50x100 feet
will be built on the other side of the
spur on land purchased from the Pot
latch people. A grain conveyor will con
nect the warehouse and mill and the
labor of hau'ing will be eliminated.
Work on the improvement will be started
It is the intention of the company to
increase the capacity of the mill about
75 barrels in the near future. The in
creasing demand for their flour has made
the addition practically a necessity.
Mr. Wood and wife returned a week
ago from several months trip through
the east and sontb, combining business
OFF FOR THE MOUNTAINS.
, Colonel, Family Physicianand Scout
Ready for the Craigs and Peaks.
"Once more the great wentem explorer
Colonel Horuce W, Livingstone starts ;
for the unexplored regions of the Bitter !
Roots accompanied by hie family phys- !
ician, Dr. Pills Dix, and hie old faithful j
6cout Buffalo Bill Dietz the Colonel's left ;
hand man," Thus reads the legend j
which friends attached to the outfit
which they have seen fit to select for the J
travelers who leave Saturday of this j
week for an extended outing in the j
The outfit has been on display at th? '■
office of the Light and Power company i
and haa attracted wide attention. Old j
prospectors loos with joy at the pack
saddles and old Dutch oven which con- !
stitute a part of the outfit. Friends
ever solicitous for the welfare of the j
prospectors did not fail to provide a s'*
pound pail of tine cut and one Owl cigar.
ROCK LAKE MAN SHOT.
Postmaster Will Probably Recover
from Bullet Wound in Back.
W. A. Evans, poetmaeter and merch
ant at Rock Lake, wa6 shot in the back :
from ambueh Wednesday night of last :
week and has been in a critical condition
since though it is now believed that he i
Sheriff Carter and Deputies Cole of
this city and Cummins of St. John ha c
been working on the case. It was learned
that it was the habit of the postmaster
to leave the store and go to an outbuild
ing about 10 o'clock every night. When
making his regular trip Wedomdaj
n;ght sonip person in ambush shot him
through the back, the ballet cutting oil
two ribs and coming out in front above
The only clue in a denim jumper found
in ttiH s;r>»*", whpre the upwHssin had
evidently b^en hug in wait, and an
eaaptj 30 30 shell. The officiate are of
the opinion that the crime wan com
mitted by some one living in that neigh
borhood who whs hi'i lniuted with the
habits of the pontruneter.
After the shooting the wounded man
crawled to the home of a neighbor who
gave the alarm. Investigation was
made at once and a fl*sh of lightning
revealed a man a quarter of a mile away
who may have been the one who com
mitted the deed but his identity remains
unknown. When the shot was tired the
assailant was so near that powder
marks were left on Mr. Evans' clothes.
SCHOOL BOND ELECTION.
Low Interest Bonds to Take Place
Notices have been posted for a school
district election to beheld July 15 for
the purpose of voting $05,000 bonds to
take up all floating warrants nmounting
to about $40,000 and the remainder to
be paid on the new high school.
Outstanding warrants at the present
time are bearing eight per cent interest.
The new bond insue will bear about five
per cent interest. Uuder the new plan
the entire indebtedness will be coneoli
dated under the bonds, enabling the tax
levy to be lowered probably five mills
the first year. Even with this low levy
a sinking fund will be provided for the
ultimate retirement of the bond issue.
Bonds amounting to f 30,000 will be
paid August 1 from funds now on hand.
HIGHWAY PLANS APPROVED.
Engineer Has Party at Work on
Location of Palouse Road.
The state highway commissioner hap
approved the plans of the county en
gineer for the construction of a macadam
road running a little over a mile east
from Colfax and known as the Colfax
and Palouse City road. Notice of the
approval van received by the county
commissioners last Friday. It is ex
pected that the matter will come before
the commissioners Monday.
The location of the Palouse road
running one and one-half miles south
west from Pwlouse has also been ap
proved aud Engineer McCaw has been in
strueted to make surveys at once He
already has a party of surveyors on the
work, and will have it completed as soon
NEW RIDGLWAY BOOKINGS.
Fine List of Attractions Already Se-
cured for Next Season.
Manager Knhn of the New Ridgeway
Theatre has nceived form John Cort a
partial list of the bookings for next
season. Several of the attractions will
make their first coast tour. The liet
that will positively appear in Tolfax
next season is as follows: Over Nighr,
Third Dgree, Baby Mine, Girl in the
Taxi, Three Twins, The Country Boy,
The Virginian, Mine Sherry, Seven Days,
Polly of the Circus, Rose Melville, The
J. L. Neil and James Ryan were ac-
I corded a celebration Wednesday night
j to the amusement of the entire town.
The members of Merry Bachelors club
took it upon themselves to give the two
; young benedicts a parade. To the
\ strains of martial music the chief actors
in the performance marched down Main
i street pushing a b&by carriage and fol
| lowed by the members of the club each
: carrying an appropriate placard. The
| performance ended at the Ridgeway
: theater where Neil and Ryan were put
i on the stage much to the amusement of
i a crowded house.
Ripley Fountain Park Benefit.
Friday, July 7, is the day when the
ladies will hare charge of the Ripley soda
fountain and ice cream business for the
benefit of the city park fund. A meet
ing of the improvement society, which
was advertised for next Monday, has
beer, postponed until Monday, July 10.
It will be held at the Presbyterian church
at 2 o'clock.
Postal Savings Bank Open.
Next Monday, July 3, is the date for
the opening of the postal savinge bank
in this city. A new desk and window
have been prepared for handling the new
business and money order clerk Virgil
Canutt will have charge of the work.
Water Rate Reduced.
Beginning with July 1 the rate for city
water beyond the minimum charge of
$1.25 will be cut from 20 cents to 10
cents per hundred feet. This rate will
hold good through July, August and
PRICE FIVE CENTO.
PALOUSE GIANTS 60
W UP IN IHE AIR
Home Team Climbs Into Second
League President and Managers See
Colfax Wollcp Visitors in a 19-2
Game--Crowd Gets Tired of
Stanmni. ( t rai Ci.
Won L ,r.t Per Cent
Pullman 4 2 ,.-
-!'«»!< use 4 ;; 57]
<'olfa* 4 4 .500
lljsalia 3 5 ;,;-,
Ten ieoni in one inning i« the way
Colfax went alter the Paloaag Uiants on
tne local dianood Baadaj afternoon.
And that, too. wan dOM after taking a
lead of fix over the vinitorß in the first
It whb an oil day for I'alouae and
their playing whh simply bo rank that it
was funny. When one player made an
error all the rest had to go and do like
Rome Ripley sturted in to umpire the
game but the visitors were afraid of hia
looks and constantly protected decisions
that looked perfectly fair to everyone on
the grandstand and bleachers. In the
third inning Van buruu of I'ullmau was
substituted and continued to band out
fair decisions the Hame uh bin predecessor.
President J. Newton Colver of Spokane
and Managers C. W. McFarland of Pa
louse and Ira (lark of Pullman were in
town Sunday and met in conference with
Manager Neil ut the office of Charley
Larue in regard to the tie and protested
games, (i F. Wbetsel, manager of the
Rosalia team, wired that he would staud
by the majority in any decision that
might be reached. It was decided to ex
tend the league schedule until July 1G if
DttCMarj. The tied game between Col
fax and Pullmun was ordered playpd
over at Pullman July «) and if the pen
nant wan not decided at that time with
out n quiring Pullman to play off the
protested game with Rosalia that should
be pla.ved July 10 at Rosalia. The
ecore was :
12 34E •; 7« v k h ■
Pwoom lUIUOU uuii-a 8 7
Colfax 1 3 4 0 0 1 ]0 0 * -1!) 16 3
Batteries—Gortz, Cox aud McKiuney,
Newel!; H&irihhn and Stapleton. Umpires—
Kipley and Van Doren.
Colver stive. "'Tip' Ilamblin pitched
strong, beadj ball all the way forCoifax
and was better when runners were on
banes than when they were not."
Rosalia will play here next Sunday.
Cotfax Wins Again.
P.aseball enthusiasts misHed one of the
best games of the eeheon when they
failed to see Cnlfm trim Eodicottoa the
local diamond Wednesday afternoon by
a scor^ of o to 4. The game was ar
ranged too late for extt naive advertising
consequently the crowd whs small and
for the first time the club failed to make
expenses. The game was a fast one.
The good fielding of Colfax and the
pitching of Marsh for Kudicott kept the
score down. If Colfax can hold on to
their winning streak there will be a merry
chase for that pennant. Uatteries,
Goetz and Stapleton for Colfax; Marsh
and Berry for Endicott. Umpire, DeacoD.
MORTGAGE FOR $200,000,000
Milwaukee Read Pays $69.40 for
Recording Long Document.
One of the largPHt mortgagee ever put
on the records of Whitmau county was
filed Monday by the Chicago, Milwaukee
and I'uget Hound railroad company.
The mortgage was for $200,000,000
and given to the United Htates TruHt
company of New York for the purpone
of securing bondc. The document re
places a similar one which wad recently
released. Whitman county is richer by
|09.40, the fee for Sling the document.
The 0.-W. I!, a N. also tiled a mort
gage last Thursday for $175,000,000
covering all their property. This mort
gage was given to the Farmers Loan
and Trust comyany and the tiling fee
amounted to $05.15. Copies of the
mortgages are filed in every county
crossed by the roads.
Better Train Service.
J. J. Scherr, traveling passenger agent
for the Great Northern, was in Colfax
Monday. He announced that his road
had put observation compartment sleep
ers on the through train between Seattle
and Kansas City pacing through Bpo>
kane eastbound at 12:30 o'clock, noon,
making direct connection with the elec
tric train leaving Colfax Bt 7:.'50 a. m.
Potlatch Builds Coal Shads.
Work was began Saturday on new
coal sheds for the Potlatch Lumber
Company in their yards on the new O.-
W. R. &N. Bjiur. The building will be
20 feet by 90 feet and will hare a capac
ity for 350 tone of coal.