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INTEREST IN IRONDALE
Excursionists Enjoy Trip to
New City on the Sound.
Ironda'e, July 1 —^Spprial to The (ia
zette). —The Palouse contingent that
left t'oilax and RoMalia on June 120 on
the Irondale excursion, while not as
numerous as could he deHired, none the
'on had an enjoyable time And xaw much
to interest and instruct. Irondale has
grown a great deal wince my last visit a
year and a half ago. It was then in its
twaddling clothes, it being uncertain
whether the child would be of lusty
growth, or whether it would be puny
and mature at uncertain h^i\ I think
the experimental stage is passed. The
steel plant i« there, the product is be
fore the visitor and the growth of all i«
only a matter of time.
Plant Undergoing Repairs.
At the time of our vinii the steel plant
wan undergoing a general overhauling,
besides installing new machinery, but a
world of machinery is in place, tons
upon tons of steel iogots of all niz»s are
stacked up ready to be converted into
the commercial product, and much of
the commercial product itself is stacked
up on the wharf ready for shipment.
This in the beginning, of course. As a
wayfarer in life remarked, ail thiig-<
Must have a beginning. Seattle, Th
coma, Everett had a beginning— this is
the beginning of Irondale.
Irondale Is Growing.
Irondale can now boast of several
brick buildings, and the residence dis
trict back from th* water front is dotted
everywhere with substantial and pleas
ant homes, speaking volumes for the
home life and stability of the place.
The population at this writing is said
to be 1000, and I should take the esti
mate to be reasonably correct.
Irondale is part of the great region
known as the peninsula, extending to
Cape Flattery. It is a region rich in
timber, in oil, in agricultural possibili
ties, already the greatest dairy region
in the Pacific Northwest. Its future is
one to conjure with. Within a few min
utes' ride of Irondale is Cbimacum val
ley, and the beautiful hamlet of Chima
cum, the headquarter* of several dairies,
the product of batter and cheese going
from there to Seattle and other com
mercial centers, being the greatest of
any place in the Pacific Northwest. The
Chinaeaßn is a valley an sweet as the
valley of Roanlar, if eucb a comparison
can be made. The soil is a rich loam,
producing grasses aud grain in quantity
almost past belief. The dairies located
here produce between 12<)() und 1400
pounds of butter a day; this in addition
to the cheese manufactured.
A Remarkable Cow.
We had the privilege of visiting the
Ulendale Creamery Co , of which State
Senator O. S. Troy is manager, and
went through an establishment that is
worth going to Irondale to see if noth
ing else was presented to view. Here
the Caimacum valley is o f Arcadian
beauty. The repose and sweetness of it
all will never be forgotten.
The visitors were permitted to see, in
all probability, the most remarkable
row in the Doited States. She holds the
world's record for the production of the
most milk, if uot the most butter. She
is a registered Bolstein, i* seven years
old and was raised nt the Clendale farm
This cow holds the record of giving
186 4 pounds of milk in one day 3 per
cent of which was butter fat, making
5 1 pounds of butter. She is milked
four times a day. and Mr. Troy has re
fold $2500 for her. I felt like taking
off my hat to this bovine beauty for
she is a freak in nature that one will
come across not many times in a life
The Peninsular Railway.
Another thing of great inter**, not
only to Irondale and the peninsula,
region, but to the entire state of V M h
ingtoo.ii railway connection with the
<•utß.de world that i« near at hand The
Milwaukee road will ferr y acroM
Sonnd from Everett to Port Ludlow op
(huuHcum valley to Iroudale and on to
Port Angles on the Strait of Juan de
tuca. The surveys are under way and
the K«de take, are already set in
( himaeam valley. What thin means to
ironda c and theentire peninsular region
can well be understood by the moat
ihev.HUors did not hare time to vi,it
the 1 - n nd valley, where the Northwert
ern Oil Producing Co. are netting up
machmery to bore for oil. which un
doubtedly exists in tLe valiev, as natural
gas ha, been uePd there for years by
some of the early settlers. This ifl a
few miles back of Irondale. Irondale
may be known one of these days ac the
<»il ( Itj as well a* the Steel City.
Holman Addition to Irondale.
On the shore line between Irondale
and Hadlock a strip of land "000 feet
long has been laid out by Charles B
Holman available for docking purposes'
factory owners may obtain a 10 year
lease here without charge from the tide
land ownera. Mr. Holman has platted
an addition back of this, consisting of
H*vpr*l hundred acres, which is nearly
level and already contains many beauti
ful and comfortable homes.
The chemical plant is near at hand,
employing 200 men, but the big Had
lock sawmill, I am sorry to say, is not
running, being tied up in litigation.
There is much more that could be said
of and about this region, but thn must
suffice for this time. C. 8 Ci.auke
HORSE RACING PROGRAM.
Fair Management Announces List of
Events for October 17-21.
Entries close September 1 7> for trotting
and pacing events to be held in connec
tion with the sixteenth annual Whitman
county fair during the week of October
18 21. The racing program follows:
I tJESI AY, OCIOBKB 17
--2:40 trot or pace, open to hones raised and
owned by residents of Whitman county,
Three-eignth3 mile ii»sh, purse $•>().
Running race, purse |70.
Relay race (four miles each Jay, live day)
WEDKEBD V . " IB LB.
trot, purse $250.
Running race, purse ?"•)
Running race, purse $75.
Uelay race, second he. t.
thtr.-: a .
2:20 pacH, purse $250.
Running race, purse $■".
R-iauiug race, patM JSO.
Chariot race (four h >r.-»es, cna mile) purse
Hack race, 5 nsiie, parse |
R-lay race, third heat.
2:-5- r ' trot or pace, purse $250.
3 year old trot or pace, pane $100.
Piunnii't? race, purse $35.
Running race, purse $65.
Novelty race (walk • mile, tri t u.ile, run
X mile), purse §40.
Relay race, fourth heat.
BATUEDAT, OCTOBEB 21.
Free for all, trot or pace, purse $?CQ.
Trot or pace, purse $l'X}.
Running race, purse $54
Running race, purse $7".
Running race, purse $100.
Bucking race, purse $30.
Relay race, final heat.
The entrance fee ia a!! harness events is 5
per cent to enter and 5 per cent for winners.
No entrance fee will be charged in the running
events but a charge of $3 will be made per
stall for single horses and $4 for two horses.
SHOW ATTENDED BY 8000
Canvas Men Give Hanger-on Run
for His Life.
Colfax and the surrounding country to
the number of 8000 were ie attendance at
the Sells-Floto circus Friday afternoon.
The seating capacity of the mammoth
tent was taxed to the limit and the show
was pronounced Brat class in every way.
Although few new stunts were intro
duced the performance was well carried
When the circus train was about to
pull out of the railroad yards early in
the evening the only real excitement of
the day occurred. A disgruntled hanger
on got into an argument with the man
ager over a jab aud struck the big show
man. That was the signal for tome
thiug doing and the way the canvas men
tumbled off the flit cars and took after
the miscreant was not slow. Afewshotr*
were fired in the chase. Just as the pur
suers caught up with the pursued the
signal was given for the train to start
on its trip to Wallace and the canvas
men hurried back to their places on the
cars leaving their victim thanking hi*
lucky stars that he was still alive.
POTATO PEST ARRIVES.
Dreaded Colorado Beetle Makes
Appearance in Whitman County.
Reports from the State college say the
dreaded Colorado potato beetle has ar
rived in the Palouse country. How the
pest reached Whitman county is unknown
but it is here. A determined effort will
be made to prevent its spread.
The insect has a roundish yellow body
with black stripes running lengthwise
alone the back. The under part of the
body is of reddish orange color. The
eggs are yellow and are laid in clusters
on the under part of the potato leaves
The first appearance of the bug wrap
noted in Colorado in 1859. They multi
plied rapidly, reaching the Atlantic sea
coast in 1*72. The spread toward the
west did not begin so early, due prob
ably to lack of potatoes. Nez Perce
Idaho, has been KlHicted since 1906.
A Peek Into His Pocket
would show the box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve that K. S. Loper, a carpenter.
of Marilla, N. Y. always carries. "I
have n^ver had a cut, wound, bruise or
sore it would not heal," he writes. Great
est healer of burns, boils, scalds, chapped
hands and lips, fever cores. skin erup
tions, eczema, corns and piles. 25c at
Sunset Magazine for July.
Vacation Time at Los Angeles Beaches,
The Call of the Cool Sea Breeze, by Peter
B. Kyue, beautifully illustrated in four
colors. The Spell, by C. N. & A. M.
Williamson. Hunting, fishing, motor
ing, fiction. On sale all news stands.
Notice of Meeting.
Colfax Local of the Farmers' Union
will meet regularly on the 2d and 4th
Saturdays of each month at 1 o'clock in
the Workman hall.
Sam Lyons, President.
Shirkey & Glaaer, graduate opticians.
For plumbing, material and supplies
call on J. B. Browa. Phone Red 1521
CQLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JULY 7, 1911.
SIG CROWDS 111 PiCflIC
Estimates of Attendance Run
from 5000 to 9000.
Grangers, pioneers, farmers and town
people beyond all expectations were in
attendance at the annual grange picnic
at the fair grounds the Fourth. In fact
the record for attendance was large all
through the four days of the picnic.
While no attempt was made to cele
brate the national holiday an interest
ing programme was carried out in con
nection with the picnic and many old
settlers met for the first time. The bar
becue was ehort and sweet. The 680
pounds of meat and hundreds of loaves
of bread disappeared iike magic and
there were calls for more. The manage
ment had provided one steer believing
that would be enough but time proved
that four would have been none too
The grounds were dusty but the races,
dance hall and many side attractions
entertained the crowds. Early in the
morning of the Fourth the town began
to till and by noon the streets around
the livery barns were crowded with
wagons. At the fair grounds the condi
tion was the same. Automobiles were
constantly running between the fair
grounds and town and it is estimated
that between 7000 and 9000 people
visited the grounds during the day.
Music by the Colfaz band each after
noon at the fair grounds and in town
during the evening helped to entertaia
The reunion of the pioneers was con
sidered very successful and. many met for
the first time in years. The union re
ligious services on the grounds Sunday
were also well attended.
Milch Cow Contest.
Earl Hodge of Riverside carried away
first prize in the milch cow contest. For
the day's milking his cow gave 50
pound* of milk which produced 2 1
pounds of butter fat or a test of 4 2
pounds per hundred. John Hulbert was
second with 1 9 pounds or a test of 4.5
per hundred. Hulbert's test was higher
but the quantity was short. There were
eight entries in the contest from all
parts of the country. The largest
amount of milk given by one cow was
53 pounds, but the test for this cow was
only 32. The tests ranged all the way
from the priz^ winners down to 3 pounds.
The tests were made at the Colfax cream
ery and John O'Xeil, John Bloom and
F. B Rogers ncted an judges.
The Baby Show.
First prize in the baby t-bow went to
Mildred Ryan. There were IS entries in
the beauty contest and the jud^e had a
hard time picking the winner. Mrs
George P. Howard of St. John, Mrp.
Charles Bass of Farmington and Mrs.
George Palmer of Colfax passed on the
beauty af the little ones.
Bread—For the beat loaves of bread. Prizes
-3"5 and §2 50. Mrs John Richardson, first;
Mrs E L (,'amervell, second
Cake —For the beat cakes. Prizes $5 and
82 50. First pr'zfi divide.', between Katherin*
Brakelill and Alma Smith, two Colfax giris
l."> years of ape; second, Mrs Will Hoffman.
Butter—F< r the best rolls of butter. Prizf s
g." and $2 50. First. Mrs John RichardH..n,
Wilcox; second, Mrs M L Neebitt.
S ATI'HI AY.
»rter mile dash. Open t- farm horses.
Pr;/>s $10 and §5. First, Matt Walker; sec
ond, M C Taylor.
Fat Man's Race. 2"G pounds and over.
Prizes $3 and $2. First, Amofl Yon Soehnei::
second, Lee Huffman,
Hundred yard dash. Boys 15 years old and
under. Prizes $3 and $1.50. First, Clement
Yelle; second, Max Berry.
Fif;y yard das-h. For girls 15 years old and
under. Prizes ?3 and $1-50. Fir.-t, Ruby
Newton; Becond, Josephine l»atr..'art.
Sack rhco. Free for all. I'rize $2 and $1.
First, C C Moffatt; second, Clement Yelle.
Free for all wrestling match. Boys 15 yearn
old and under, $3, $1.50, Fir?t, Fred Palmer;
second, It C Codd.
Novelty race. Open to farm teams. Cwners
t'> harness teams on the track when word ia
si-.vn, and to start as soon as harnessed, and
drive twice around track, any gait other than
run or a;allop. Prizes §10 and §5. Lee Huff
man and Frank Hanna tied aud split the
Mile trot. For double farm teams. Prizes
$10 and $5. Fir3t, Frank Hanna ; second,
Boys race. Under 16 years. 100 yards.
S3, $LSO. First, Z N Parr; second, Elbert
Jones; time 12 seconds.
3-letrged race. Free for all. §3, $1.50.
First, Moffatt and Motfatt : second, Harris
Pony race for boys. 85, $3.50. First, Vir
gil Siever; second, Boyd Hanna.
Special pony race. A L Kile, one money.
Special trot. Dan Barclay took three heats'
best time 1:13; Bernard Baber took two heata.
Jacob Hamilton was third.
Tug of war between Wilcox Grange No.
141 and South Palouse Grange No. 151, won
Grand pulling contest. For four-horse farm
teams. First prize, 545 double harness.
Second prize, $12.50 lap robe and $3 50 whip.
First, Lee and Mart Huffman: Second, Mr.
50 yard dash, boys under 12 years, $3 and
$1.50. First, Elfin Harvey; second, Leslie
Double team running race for farmers.
first, C R Boruani; lecOßd, Frank Hanna,
time 1:12 .
Pony race for jfirU, $7 50 an A |5. First,
Mollie Hatter; second, Ruby Jenkins; third.
Margaret Harter; time 59 (aconda.
Ranoitur race. First, Marwood ; second,
A L Kile; tirue 54}.
2:30 trot special. Katrinknort won three
straight heats; best time 1:07.
100 yard dash, free for all. .?5 and $2.50.
First, McCroekey ; second. Arthur Jones;
Automobile race, 5 miles, machines owned
and driven by farmers, $20 and $10. First,
Bob Morell, time 10:2; second. Dave White,
Matched automobile race, special purse.
First, Hickman, time 8*74; second, Morrell,
Judges of the races were George Palmer,
Charles Frazier, Will Nelson, and Otto
Glaser. Starter, Bill Pointer.
Authorized by the Last Session of
the City Council of Corvallis.
The people of Corvallis have endorsed
the policy adopted two or three years
ago, assuring a continuance of street
improvement with bitulithic pavement.
This form of pavement has evidently
proven satisfastory to every citizun of
Corvallis, not a single remonstrance be
ing made to the award for bitulithic by
tbeOorvalliscity council Saturday night.
The people of Corvallis are to be con
gratulated upon their enterprising and
Kill More Than Wild Beasts.
The number of people killed yearly by
wild beasts don't approach the vast
number killed by disease germs. No life
is safe from their attacks. They're in
air, water, dust, even food. But grand
protection is Hfforded by Electric Bit
ters, which destroy and expel these dead
ly disease germs from the system. That's
why chills, fever and ague, all malarial
and ninny blood diseases yield promptly
to this wonderful blood purifier. Try
them, and enjoy the glorious health and
new strength they'll give you. Money
back, if not satisfied. Only 50c at ail
For a mild, easy action of the bowels,
a single dose of 1 Man's Uegulets is
enough. Treatment cures habitual con
stipation 25 cents a box. Ask your
druggist for them.
"Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil is the best
remedy for that awful fatal disease —
croup. Has been used with success in
our family for eight years.' — Mrs. L.
Whiteacre, Biiff-ilo. N Y.
NEW RIDGEWAY THEATRE
K. G. CLENDESIN, Lessee
for a emali p; ice
Admission 5 and 10 cents
Bensel Fuel Co.
Anthracite, Rock Springs
Special prices made on
(Phone Main 4<>l ]
H^ Eves Tested
"f|J^^j|^J and Glasses fitted by
State Registered Opticians
BHIRKEY <V GLABER
\ Automobile Supplies \
5 Am prepared to furninh all kinds of
Auto Supplier, alpo Tire Vulcanizing.
? All work (guaranteed.
COLFAX AUTO SUPPLY CO.
\ V S. l>avie, Prop. lUo Main St. )
$7.50 PER TON
ASK US ABOUT IT
Phone ua your orders
Phone Main 21
For any special bargain in
I have a buyer. Money to loan in large
or email amounts.
RICHARD 11. REID
102 Main St. Colfax, Wash.
In Standard Old Line Company.
H. E. FUNSTON
IOSALIA - - WABHINCTOI
Is not cheap at any price when you can buy
!No. 1 A 2 Clear Fir Rustic (all lengthy at %'U per M ft.
Extra Star A Star Ked Cedar Sliingles at $*i per M.
f. o. "b. cars any station in this state.
Prices on other material proportionately low
Do not buy low grade Lumber at High Prices.
We Sell High Grade Luxnber at Low Prices
INTERSTATE BUILDING MATERIAL CO. &2J&SL.
, , HOT LAKE
Hot Lake, Oregon.
A Health Bcaort
Natural Hot Mineral
JfcMp^^BCa|Hß| Cure Ebpomatinm, Stomach,
--"•*~^^^jji Blood and Kidney Disorders.
|X Write for Booklet)
HOT LAKE SANATORIUM WALTEB M PIERCE, President
Garden Tools and Implements
Our store is certainly headquarters
for all implements needed to prop
erly care for your Lawn and Gar
den. Call and see.
SIMON DREIFUS & CO.
Comer Main ami Wall Streets Coltax, Wash,
Sole agents for the Howard Heaters and Malleable
Do you love g-ood music? Listen to the
Victor Talking: Machines
Now for sale at the ELK DRUG STORE. Th- famou* grand oppra ems?.
era, Caraao, Journet, Dalmorva, Tetr«zzini, liminki, Calve. EaoMa, Neil-
Ben, Melba, Schunian-Heiak and all the rest, make record! exelueivp'lv for
T>ERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
J- when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brand.-—
which are manufactured in Whitman County by the WINONA
MILLING CO., from Blue Stem Wheat, the very best for the
Spokane and (Max Feed & Poultry Co,
DISTRIBUTORS, Col fax, YV^h.
BRAMWELL BROS, having acquired The
Gazette, the same prompt attention will
be given to Job Printing as has always
been the rule. Send in your orders.
CHASE & SANBORN
in several diffprent blends is car
W. H. Lacey
The Leading Grocer
Tell us your wants—we'll
He speaka English
He epeaks German
Office with G. W. Larue & Co.
See me before making arrange
TEHHY ADV. CO. ~, wZI
keep the Gazette on file and are It*
authorized agents for advertisement*
* It will pey^joa to read Uazttte Ada.
"THE CANALS ARE COMIMC"
" the wfety of the investment in
population has increased
Seattle has grown now to that
Kirkland will be to Seattle
When the Lake Wa«hin K ton canal
ee™or Pc h 6"' Kjrkland win be a deep!
foJmaUon inj? 08''1 f°r additional mi
ll -J our art folder- bet-
Poilatch co°m C°^ e tO the GoldeD
rotiatcn, come and Bee v*.
11.C00.000 capital and Surplus,
"BUY a THE PATH OF nMKiHESS 1'
Gazette advertisers talk to
people in the best home s in
the Palou3e country.