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AT NATIONAL! CAPITAL
Colfax Man Finds Much of In-
terest in Washington.
J. G. Patrick, formerly deputy in tbe
office of the treasurer of Whitman
county, left Colfax a few month* ago to
engage in work and study in Wanhing
ton, I). (', He in a rlerk in the office of
the chief of engineers, 0 8. army. In a
recent letter to The Gazette Mr. Patrick
"From an observer's viewpoint Wash
ington, I>. C , i« a place where one gets
a great many new ideas, and discards a
great many old ones. A cynic would
find a great many things to carp about,
and the reformer must needs always
carry away with him a great burden of
disappointment. The United States
government is a very conservative insti
tution. Things move very slowly, as
far as chunjre is concerned. There is a
striking contrast between the slow and
somewhat antiquated business methods
of the I' S government, and a live up
to-date business corporation, but when
we come to think upon what a va?t
scale the government carries on its ac
tivities, and the caution that is required
to guard itself from hasty and indiscreet
reforms, one becomes somewhat recon
ciled to the situation.
"I think, also, that the sessions of
congress always surprise and generally
disappoint the casual observer When
one enters the gallery during a busy ses
Bion of the Hoiibp. he is immediately
Htrurk by the apparent confusion whirh
prevails on the 11 »or of the legislative
chamber. M»ssengprs are hurrying to
and fro; members are constantly com
ing in or leaving, or conferring with one
another at the doors; many of the mem
bers are busy at their desk", some'imrs
with their backs to th« speaker, and ap
parently oblivious of the business that
is carried on, or of what is being said.
When a vote is taken, howpypr, the
place quiets down, and the members
cease their various activities until they
have answered to the roll cai!. One's
first thought is that the speakers should
become discouraged at, the lack of atten
tion they seem to lie earning from their
fellow membprs, but, I suppose they feel
that they are not simply speaking to
the members present, but to the Ameri
can people, and that those who do not
listen will read the speech, a copy of
which is laid on each member's desk,
even before the speaker d.-livers it
"As for a gnvprnmeut poH'ion in
Washington, D C , the work is generally
quite congenial, though the idea of an
"eapy job" in the Civil Berviee I t!>ink is
quite erroneous; the salaries and chances
of promotion are q-iite good for thp
right man. bat 1 am not mire I would rec
nmmcnd it professionally for the am
bitions young ninn. One is inclined to
get into the rut. and lose the power of
initiative that is so wi-1! developed in
following private enterprises. But for
the purpose of temporarily securing the
educational advantages of the Capitol
City, the plan is excellent. All pro
fessional schools arrange their hours so
as to accommodate the government
clerk, and the facilities for research work
here are iirjfq'inilpd elsewhere.
"I am at pres»nt doing research work
under the direction of Dr. Harriott, head
of the dep«rtm*nt of Political Science,
in Dmke I'uiverHity, from wLich insti
tution 1 exprct to secure my colleginte
degree. Nothing preventing, I shall be
gin my law course this fall.
"Since coming we have been the re
cipients of various courtesies from Con
gressmen Poindexter and LaFollette, of
whom we think the good state of Wash
ington should be proud."
Issued From Olympia to Whitman
Automobile licMMM have been issued
by the secretary of state at Olympia
since our last report to the following
residents of Whitman county:
Old Licenses Renewed.
2095, J. S. Klemgard, 400 Morton
St., Pullman, Stoddard Dayton.
6819, K. C. White, CoHax. Overland.
G4ll, J. J. Miller, Coifax, Stoddard
708. W. B. Mott, St. John, Franklin.
GO9B, D. L. Ettinger, Coifax, Chal
1545, Gilbert Hunt Co., Coifax, Win
»i"177, Coifax Auto Supply Co., Coifax,
»').")48, John Marsh, Endieott, Ford.
H658, Frank Ackerman, Penawawa,
2426, N. P. Hays, Eudicott, Stoddard
2575, W. A. Mitchell, M. D., Coifax
133, A. E. King, Coifax, Stoddard
3425, Frank M. Schreiber, Coifax, Reo;
3825, W. J. Walker, Coifax, Chalmers.
5896, John Bloom, Coifax, Buick.
4054, Geo. L. Cornelius, Coifax, Dem
8249, Dr. G. T. Bayd, Palouse, Paige
3830, R. 0. Hargrave, Coifax, Colum
9533, L. C. Denßow, Coifax.
9602, E. J. Willie, P-illman, Mitchell.
IRRIGATION FARMERS HAPPY
Joint Bridge Over Palouse to Bo
Complete in November.
Owners of irrigated tracts on both
sides of the Palouee river in the vicinity
of Palouse Falls are jubilant over the
prospect of a fine steel structure to join
Whitman and Adams counties. Novem
ber 15 is the date set for the completion
of tbe contract. Engineers McCaw of
Whitman county and Pettijohn of Adams
will have supervision of the work.
The new bridge will consist of two
spans, one pin connected span 140 feet
long and one rivited epan 42 feet iv
length. The Whitman end is reached by
a 100-pile trestle approach and the Bteel
spans will rest on concrete tubular piers
Since the Palouse Irrigation and Power
company began their worts, of watering
the fertile valley settlers have been com
ing in rapidly and nearly all of the best
tracts voder the ditch have been taken.
Residents of Palouse Orchards on this
side of the river were anxious to be in
closer touch with their numerous neigh
bors in the Wanhtucna valley. The
nearest bridge was at Hooper, four miles
east. The old ford and inadequate ferry
will soon be abandoned.
Commissioner Ellis and Engineer Mc-
Caw were in Kitzville to assist in choos
ing the contractor from the 11 bidders
who were anxious to put in the new
bridge. The Central States Bridge
company's bid of $.">76"2 was within $100
of the estimated cost furnished by the
The irrigation company dam across
the Palouse is two or three miles above
Hooper and the water is taken down the
river to a short distance below Hooper
where ao inverted syphon takes a part
of it across the river and a line on either
aide refreshes the thirsty acres below.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
W 8 Wallace vs Clarence Valla et al —
Order of default.
P A. Keisner et ux vs J H Peddicord
— Trial before the court, matter takeu
S I) Kinder et al vs School District No
120 et al—Bond restraining order and
order as to kiud of evidence.
Potlatch Lumber Co vs William Wolff
et al—Judgment in foreclosure of lien in
favor of the plaintiff.
State vs Lloyd Gordon—Bond and
order staying judgmeut for 90 days.
Whitman county vs F B Babcock et
us—Verdict $700 for defendants for
right of pub'i • highway.
Compensation to jorore — (997 10.
Charles Burrows vs G B Herroa—Sat
isfaction of judgment.
Ehtate of W II JohusoK—O:der con
firming apprai-ement, order allowing
exemptions, order for sale of personal
property, petition to sell real estate and
order to show cause on sale.
Estate of Sadie E Burton—Petition
forlettersof administration and order
fixinir time for hearing.
Guardianship of Sarah M«l>onald, in
sane—Order to sell real estate.
Estate of ClareLte Mariien—Order ap
Estate of John M Snyder—Order ap
E<ate of Mathias Bunch — Petition for
proof of will and order fixing time for
Estate of L M Ringer—Decree approv
ing n'nal account, approving appraise
ment, and of distribution.
Estate of E E Morris—Order directing
publication of notice to creditors.
Insanity of Fred Wilkey—Order of dis
charge as not insane.
EHtate of Mary William?— Order ap
pointing W R Belvail administrator,
bond $5000, letters.
Estate of Jane Rider—John Rider ap
pointed administrator with bond at
E-tate of August Becker—Order de
creeing no inheritance tax.
Estate of Maria Baesett—Order de
creeing no inheritance tax.
Estate of Detlef Rahn—t »rder to sell
Estate of Conrad P.epp—Order ex
empting personal property, order to Bell
personal property, and order for family
S D Kinder et al vs School District
T H Shobe vs W M Aschenbrenner—
W F Burrell as Trustee vs Jeff Powe
et al—Quiet title.
WHITMAN SHIPS MUCH FRUIT
Two Railroads Handle 336 Cars of
Apples and Other Produce.
Statistics have been collected by the
Pullman Commercial club showing that
the 0.-W. R. Jc X. and the Northern Pa
cific took 336 cars of apples out of
Whitman county in 1910. Besides the
apple about 14 carloads of other fruits
were shipped out by these two roads.
There were also 54.48S sacks of potatoes
and six car loads of other vegetables.
After feeding a home population of 30,
--000 people this showing is splendid con
sidering this county is known as a grain
producer and is only just getting started
in the fruit business.
According to the railroad report 13,.
000,000 bushels of graia was shipped
last year from the county. Conservative
men estimate the yield this year at from
25 to 50 per cent above last year.
COLFAX GAZETTE, CuLFAX, WASHINGTON, JUNE 30, 1911.
COLO STORAGE PLAN!.
Colfax Best Equipped in This
Part of State.
Early next week the only modern cold
storage plant between Spokane and
Walla Walla will be opened in this city.
T. M. Marek and Karl J. H. Weber, pro
prietors of the M. <k W. market, have in
vested between $3000 and |3500 in the
enterprise and Colfax and all Whitman
county will share the benefit.
A compressor with the capacity for
taking care of four tons of refrigeration
as well as making 1000 pounds of ice a
day has been installed. The storage
plant will consist of eight rooms rang
ing in temperature from 44 degrees to
r^ro. Cement fl »or has been put in the
basement and the compressor will be
located there as well as part of the stor
Aside from providing storage for their
own business the firm will have room to
aceomodate outside parties who may
wish to avail themselves of the privilege.
The manufacture of sausages of all
kinds, lard, dried beef, hams and all
other meat products will be carried on in
The machinery for the refrigeration
business in very simple and the nix men
now employed in the market and plant
will be able to handle the businesH for
thd present. As Boon as the plant is
complete government inspection will be
asked and a man sent here to devote his
time to the inspection of the meat pro
ducts of Whitman county.
It is the aim of Messrs. Marek and
Webwr to form a stock company to en
large the plant and provide a packing
house for the handling of all the meat
produced in this county probably em
pioyiDg 5U or 60 men. They are also
looking for a location for a slaughter
house near the railroad where a eide
track can be provided fi<r the increased
When the M. & W. market was opened
about a year Hgo the investment
amounted to $5000. Now a cold stor
age plant has been added and the market
improved with display win lows provided
with frost pipep. The entire investment
represents about $10,000 and as the
business broadens the investment will be
Mr. Marek came here about a year ago
from Lewiston where for four years he
had been manager for the Inland Meat
company, the largest concern of its kind
in that city. Mr. Weber wee well known
in Colfax. The partnership and the pur
chase of the Harris market proved a big
It is the aim of the proprietors to
keep everything about the market in the
best possible sanitary condition, some
thing which to the public is of more iin
porcance than Sue furniture and fixtures
m a banking house.
The employrneut of a government
official to inspect a!! meats which tjo
through the plant will be a great adver
tisement fur Whitman county products.
WHAT WILL IT BE THIS YEAR?
Every year just before the harvest
cenHuu the repret-entatives of the ia<-ur
auce combine have published a:ni circu
lated some new story Dmivpreeenting
this Association for the purpose of in
timidating the grain growers againnt
insurkii>; with it, and thu* compel them
to insure in the companies composing
the combine. Some euch story of intiui
idation will undoubtedly be sprung
again this year. What will it bt?
These companies have always claimed
that the rates were on a strictly scientific
ba^; that any company was unreliable
and would go broke that made a lts-i
rate. The chauges in their exact science
since the competition of the Northwest
ern was encountered has been very strik
iDg. It is apparent that their scientific
cost decreases in about the same propor
tion that competition increases. Is it
science or competition that has caused
their reduction in rate*? If science ouly,
then why is it still necessary to charge
double the rates in California where they
have not had the competition of this
association? Do they think any rate
they can offer will regain this business
and thus enable them to go back to the
rates they are still charging where they
have less competition? If so they mis
calculate, for no bait they can offer will
induce the majority of the farmers to
return to those who bled them as long
as they could and for all they could.
They underestimate the intelligence of
the average farmer if they think he can
not see through their little ga<ne.
The policy holders of the Northwest
ern Mutual Fire Association own the
company and thereby get their insurance
at actual cost. It is certain that no
stock company paying twice the commis
sion to get the business can furnish it
for lees than this organization of 35,000
Again, the method originated hy the
Northwestern of insuring the grain until
sold, wherever located, and thus avoid
paying short rates in both field and
warehouse is the only method that ful
fills the farmers needs.
F. ,1. Martin, Secretary.
\S Hfc es Tested
PjjJSijl and Glasses fitted by
State Registered Opticians
SHIRKEY «Sc GLASER
Am prepared to furnish alt kinds of
Auto Supplies, also Tire Vulcanizing.
All work guaranteed.
COLFAX AUTO SUPPLY GO.
F. S. Davis, Prop. 105 Main St.
Colds Affect the
Main Col fax People Have
Found This to Be True
Are you wretched in bad weather?
Does every cold settle on your kidney*?
Does your back ache and become weak?
Are urinary passages irregular and distress
These symptoms show kidney weakness.
The ki.ineys need quick help.
Doan's Kidney Pills cure kidney suffering.
Colfax people say so.
D. B. Crawford, 304 Mill St.. Colfax,
Wash., says: "For about a year my kidneys
were disordered and I had to get up often at
night to pass the kidney secretions. The least
cold I caught made my condition worse and
as time passed I became all run down. Seeing
a public statement ftiven by a man who had
been cured of a similar trouble by Doan's
Kidney Pi Is I was induced to try this rem
edy. The conte.ts of the first box strength
ened my kidneys and continued use restored
me to much better health. I now sleep well
and my kidneys cau--e me but little trouble. 1'
For aal° by all dealer*. Price ?0 cents.
Foßter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole
agents for the United States.
Remember the name—Doan's—and take no
NEW RIDCEWAY THEATRE
K. G. CLENDENIS, Lessee
for a small p' ice
Admission 5 and 10 cents
00 YOU KNOW
that we are very successful in
getting nice photos of Children?
All other subjects are easy to
See name on display case.
/fflffin SUMMER FARES
INLAND ELECTRIC TRAIKS
and connecting lines ar Spokine —
either the G N , N. P , or C. I. Ry.
Tickf-tn on sal^ by all Ininnd agpnts
beginuin? May 10 with return lin.it
October 31. Round trip from any
point on Inland,
To St. Paul or K^usae City $60 00
To St. Louia 70 00
To Thicae-o 72 50
To New Yurk or Philadelphia. .108 50
To Boston 110 00
and other points in proportion.
A-K INLAND AGES I
for ful] .i 'mi) to check jrourbag
We are always in the lead
South End Grocery
Phone Main 41.
Ask Those Who Know
"THE CANALS ARE COMING"
This is the first of a series of advertisements
Kirkland, Seattle's most important suburb,
is located just across Late Washington from
Seattle. It is an incorporated city and has
stores, grade and high schools, churches, a
newspaper, sidewalks, railroad communi
cation, etc., and more important still, ex
cellent transportation to and from Seattle
via the Kirkland ferry which makes eleven
rov.nd trips a day—the fare is only 6-\ ; cents
Kirkland is making great strides of pro
gress in anticipation of the coming of the
Lake Washington Canal. Actual construc
tion of the canal began June Ist, and from
now on the dirt will fly until ocean-going
vessels steam into Lake Washington and
dock at Kirkland:
All the travel from the Snoqualmie,
Cherry and Sammamish valleys goei
through Kirkland to Seattle. Kirkland is
between the city and the country—its
growth is helped by both. Fifty new houses
are now in course of construction.
A pottal will bring you additional inter
esting information about this thriving
town, where we are selling large lakeview,
lake-breeze-swept lots for J175 and up on
terms of $5 to 110 a month.
When you come to the Golden Potlatch In
July come to our office and let us tell you
more about this property and show you
BURKE (Si, FARRAR, Inc.
406-409 New York Block, Seattle, Wash.
Owners 2000 acres. Capital and Surplus,
"BUY IN THE PATH OF PKOQBES3"
OF ALL KINDS
Shipped from Manufacturer Dir:ct to You
Why pay two prices' You can afford to build now if you
buy direct from us. We quote:
Ix 4V. G. Fir Flooring (# 2 Clr.) $30 per JH ft.
lz6FirETlStio( l&2Clr.Mixed)s24 " " "
f. 0. b. cars any station in this state.
Prices on other material proportionately low. Let us Bgure your bill.
INTERSTATE BUILDING MATERIAL CO. *U£V.i,
Horses at Public Auction
Eight Head of Heavy Draft Horses
Will be sold at Public Auction at the Anderson Feed Stables. Colfai, on
Saturday, July 8
Beginning at 1 o'clock p. m.
Two 3-year-old Shire geldings, weight 1400 pounds each
One 3 year-old mare, weight 1300 pounds
One 0-year old mare, with colt at side, weight 17)0 pounds
One (5 year-old mare, with colt at side, weight ltj )0 pounds
One span 14-year old black mares, weights 14'»( i and 1000 pounds
One 0-year old black geMing, weight 1600 pounds
All mires bred this season and are in foal
TERMS OF SaLK— Time will be given on bankable notes due fj^cember
Int. 1911, and bearing 8 per cent interest.
Col. L. Strobel G. W. Palmer
Ai:c ioneer Clerk
Garden Tools and Implements
Our store is certainly headquarters
lor all implements needed to prop
erly care for your Lawn and Gar
den. Call and see.
SIMON DREIFUS & CO.
Corner Main and Wall Streets Colt ax, Wash.
Sole agents for the Howard Heaters and Malleable
Do yo-: love zood music 5 Listen to the
"Victor Talking Machines
Now for sale at the ELK DRUG STORE. Th■< famous urand opera *in K
era, Caruso, Jouroet, Da! mores, Tetrauini, Gadaki, • alve, Eamea, V-P
--een. Melba, Schuman Heink and all the reat, tnake records 'exclusive!? for
Headquarters for the Citizens of Whitman County and the
M. J. MALONEY, Proprietor
Our Prices may not be the lowest, but we guarantee every article
The Bar connected with the hotel carries a fine line of imported and
domestic Wines, Liquors and Oigars. When yon get it at the Hotel
Oolfax you get the beat produced in the markets of the world.
When you want to find your friends, go to the Hotel Colfax, the recognized
headquarters for everybody.
T>ERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
J- when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
which are manufactured in Whitman county by the WINONA
MILLING CO., from Blue Stem Wheat, the very bestfo/the
Spokane and Colfax Peed & Poultry Co,
DISTRIBUTORS, tolfax, Wash.
LAWN MOWERS GARDEN HOSE SCREENING
=—— WIRE FENCINC ==_
All the necessary articles for the Lawn
and also for cleaning time
E. R. BARROLL
Crockery and China Hardware and Tinware