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THE COL FAX GAZETTE
ARE GAINING CREDIT
Two More Are Added to Ac
credited List in State.
Independent Telephone Companies
Want Public Service Commission
To Help Them--Many Applica
tions for Teachers Certificates.
Olynapia, July 12—CM the 115 high
nchoolt» in the state wbicl) have applied
to the state board of education to be
placed,on the accredited list of the etate,
two are in Whitman eouuty, being the
high Bebool at I'ulluian which wae ac
credited for the full four year course and
the school at Eudicott which wan given
credit for its ninth, tenth and eleveuth
grades, (.'olfax, I'alouse, Tekoa, Rosalia
and Oakesdale are already accredited
lour year high school?.
Of the total number of schools which
made application 44 were either rejected
or action was deferred. 01 thote re
maining t-iglit were iriveu credit for their
ninth grade work, 22 for their ninth atd
tenth grades, eight fur their ninth, tenth
and eleventh grades and 12 were given
credit for the full four years course, while
20 schools were continued on the four
year accredited list. The board ruled
that all accreditmeuts should be subject
to the condition that al! the schools
should show the minimum average daily
attendance which is six pupils par grade
in the aggregate. Never before in the
history of the board has so large a
number of schools made application for
Independents Want Connections.
A very interesting hearing is to be held
before the public service commission on
.luly 20th which will involve the question
of whether the commission has the power
to order physical connection between
rival but uon competitive companies and
which may go directly to the supreme
court as it involvts a question of juris
diction of the cotuiuissiou. The Silver
creek company rlaim in their complaint
that the Hell Telephone company al
though it is not a competing line refutes
to make physical connection with Che
taalis, Morton or Winlocfc of the Silver
creek company with the result that the
subscribers of this Hue have no long
distance telephone connections. I! the
commission has the power to direct the
Bell Telephone company to make physi
cal connection it means that every inde
pendent telephone system will beenabltd
to secure the advantages of the Bell
lines provided they can get an extension
to connect wilh the Bell system at any
Many Want to Teach.
More than 1900 teachers took the ex
amination in May, which is a larger
Dnmber than ever before applied for cer
tificates according to the report juet
made by the state superintendent of
public instruction, which shows that 72
per cent of the teachers who took the
examination were successfu'. Many of
these wrote for grades and higher marks
but excluding these G3 per cent passed,
which is slightly below the mark set a
Much Pay for Little Work.
On his trip through Adams and Doug
las counties J. 11. Layhue assistant su
perintendent of public instruction saw a
contract signed in Adams county where
by a woman teacher i 8 to receive $100
a month for teaching a district school
where there are about 15 pupils. He
says that although he has heard of
teachers being paid that amount be never
before saw the contract. He reports
thnt the predictions are that there will
be a bumper crop of wheat ia Douglas
county and that in Adams county the
yield will be much beyond the average.
He says that the farmers are very op
tomistic and that the only people who
talk about hard times are those who
live in cities.
Advice to Women Voters.
An address which was one o! the most
remarkable ever made to a gathering of
women was delivered by Governor Hay
at the convention of the federation of
womene' clubs which was held in Olym
pia, in which nil of the big state ques
tions were brought before their atten
tion. He pointed out as by the action
of the male voters last November they
were now duly qualified voters, that it
was their duty to take up all the ques
tions of state and to assume the respon
sibilities entailed by their privilege of
Taxes Must Be Paid.
Personal taxes no matter how long
delinquent may be collected as taxes are
considered due at alt times, according to
a ruling made by the state tax commis
Tim* Table Chang*.
With but little notice a new train
schedule went into effect on the 0.-W. R.
&N. last Sunday. No. G, Pendleton to
Spokane, which formerly went east at
11:55, has been taken of! and now goes
over the Pleasant Valley branch. No.
8, east bound, now goes at 2 p. no., ten
minutes earlier than formerly. N\ 5,
formerly going west at 7:30 p. id., has
b?en changed to 9:30 p m. The morn
ing train in from Moscow now arrives at
8:00 a. no. and the afternoon train at
4:35 The morning train to Moscow
leaves at 10:45 without change and the
afternoon train leaves at 5:00 instead of
6.55 as formerly.
READY FOR HARVEST.
Farmers Taking Out IVI-en to Begin
Haying This Week.
Already the streets of Culfax are well
spriukled with harvest hands who have
come in to be ready for work in the
fields at the earliest po»«pible moment.
The early comers appear bo be an un
usually good class of laborers and the
police are experiencing no trouble.
Haying has begun and farmers are
taking out a few men at !J2 a day.
Harvest is a little later this year than
usual and it will be near the Erst of
August before the work ie on in earnest.
Heading has already begun in the coun
try around LaCrosse.
The crop bids fair to be a good aver
age one and considerable better than
ACTIVITY IN REAL ESTATE.
Spokane Man Pays Good Price for
Henry Fowler of this city has sold two
farms near Diamond to J. M. Gerahty, a
prominent Spokane lawyer, fur $50,000.
The farms contain 600 acres. The deal
was closed Monday.
Mrs. Alice Gray of Colfax hag sold
250 acres four nailes southwest of Wilcox
to D. A. Hart of Dusty for $52.50 an
Both deals were made through the
Whitman Realty & Grain company.
Wife Elopes With Brakeman.
Deputy Sheriff Eastep was at Harrison,
Idaho, Monday to bring back James
WiisoD, an 0.-W. II & N brakemßn,
and Mr?. J. W. Marshall, who eloped a
few days ago. Marshall, who swore out
the complaint, has been working for
Emery Sherfey on the faric. After the
niuaways were bronght buck Marshall
withdrew the charges against his wife
and the costs were paid by her father, U.
G Edwards. The woman was released
and accompanied her parent to hisbon c
at Soap Lake. Wilson is still in the
July 15 to 18 the Salvation Army of
this town will celebrate their third
young peoples' anniversary. A splendid
program has been selected for those
days. Saturday a youDg people's dem
onstration with an ice cream social; Sun
day a day of salvation for the young;
acd Tuesday a picnic. All are heartily
invited. The Salvation Army officers
of this city have completed their War
Cry effort for this year. The totbl
amount of the Fourth of July number
which they sold throughout the county
Inland Officiate in Town.
E. E. Lillie, the newly elected superin
tendent of the Spokane & Inland, was
in Colfax yesterday for the first time
since taking office. He was accompan
ied on the inspection trip by several
other officials of the company. The
special car arrived early in the after
noon and some time was spent in look
ing over the company property.
Dr. Mitchell Home.
Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell returned last
Saturday from a three weeks' trip to Lob
Angeles, where the doctor attended the
sixty second annual meeting of the
American Medical Association The
meeting was attended by physicians
from all parts of the Doited States and
the sessions were most profitable.
Excursion to the Lake.
The 0.-W. R & N. will run an excurs
ion through Colfax from Moscow to
Chatcolet and return Sunday, July 23.
Rates will be one fare and a third for the
round trip. Boats will run up to St.
Maries for those wishing to take the
Everyone Worth $2064.38.
Total actual property for taxable pur
poses in Washington is valued at f 906.
--247,944, and if equally distributed
among all residents of the state each
one would have $2064 38.
Socialist Here Sunday.
John G. Wanhope will speak at the
court bouse next Sunday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock on the subject of eoeialiem,
what it is, and how to get it. Every
body is invited.
Girl Undergoes Operation.
Bessie Campbell a 13 years old girl
from Garßeld, was operated on for ap
pendicits at St. Ignatius hospital last
Friday. She is recovering rapidly from
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FKIDAY, JULY 14, 1911.
COLFAX WILL HAVE
Long Remonstrance Filed By
Taxpayers Is Tabled
Council Chambers Packed With In
terested Citizens--Judge Canfield
Retained to Argue Against Chosen
With standing room at a prfmium in
the council chambers Mondny night the
city fathers listened to the reading of
remonstrances against paving Mil! and
Main and the iatersfcting streets with
bitulithic paving. A motion was made
to lay the remonstrances on the table.
Mayor Weiuberg stated that under the
rules a motion to lay a matter on the
table waa not debatable but under the
circumstances he wanted to give the tax
payers an opportunity to express them
H. M. Moffat was the first to epeak in
support of the long remonstrances. He
told of his observations in Portland
when making an investigation of the
paving question and of his interest in
Coifax as a taxpayer. He was followed
by Judge Canfield, who had been retained
by the remone rators to present their
side of the question. He went at length
into the situation, introducing many
photographs and statements furnished
by a paving company that is a rival of
the owners of the patent for bitulitbic
paving. When he bad finished speaking
it seemed to a disinterested outsider
that concrete paving, asked for in a
petition filed at the same time as the
remonstrance to bitulithic, or any other
kind of paviog was superior to the kind
chosen by the council.
After the judge had finished hie talk
the mayor asked for more discussion and
Charles MaeKetizie rose to hie feet and
stated a few facie that were startling to
cay the least. la the first place he
called attention to a few of the names
near the head of the list of remonstra
tors and stated that they were residents
of Spokane. He also stated that he be
lieved the members of the council were act
ing in good faith in their choice and he
also believed those opposed to the action
were not acting in good faith but rather
with the hope of blocking the proposed
paving altogether. The paving ques
tion has been open for discussion for
several months, the taxpayers have had
an opportunity to express themselves
and now at the eleventh hour objections
have been brought up with the seeming
intention of delaying the work.
Councilman Barrull at thin point asked
the clerk to read a few letters rcceivt d
from the mayors of a number of cities
that have bitulitnic paving and are con
tracting for more.
An entirely different aspect was put
on the situation by the talk of Mr. Mac-
Kenzie and the letters introduced by Mr.
Barroll. No one else cared to speak on
the question and the matter of laying
the remonstrance on the table was put
to a vote. The motion carried by a
vote of six to one, Councilman Kirkland
being the only one to vote against it.
The petition for concrete paving was
tabled by the same vote.
The engineer's plans for improving
Mill and interceding streets and Main
street with bitulitbic paving were ap
proved by the street committee and
resolutions adopting the plans were
unanimously carried by the council.
Ordinances establishing tbe local im
provement districts and providing funds
for carrying on the work passed first
and second reading by unanimous vote
as did tbe resolutions calling for bids to
be received July 31.
While tbe meeting was largely at
tended and representatives of both sides
expressed their iieas on paving the best
of feeling prevailed and no disagreeable
personalities arose to create bitter feel
ing of any kind.
The question of the south end pave
ment will be taken up at the meeting
of the council npxt Monday night.
Sheriff Has Much Use for Auto.
In the last 37 days the Chalmers auto
mobile in use by Sheriff Carter has cov
ered a distance of 3500 miles and that
without trouble of any kind. Work in
the sheriff's office has been increased
about one-third by the new law which
provides for the collection of delinquent
taxep. One day a distance of 112 miles
was covered and 45 services made. With
a team it would have required five daye
for the completion of that amount of
Too Feeble to Read.
R. H. Southerland of Winona hBS
taken the Gazette ever since 1877, the
year the paper was founded. He has
been a faithful reader of the leading
county paper all these 34 years until
now be bas grown so feeble that he can
not read and has asked to hare the
RISING YOUNG MAN
CLAIMED BY OEAIH
Whole City Mourns the Loss of
Born and Raised in Colfax He Had
Won the Affection ot a Host of
Friends--Lodge Conducts Burial
All Coifax was saddened last Friday
morning when it btcame known that
Chandler Woodward was dead. For two
week* be had been ill but the seriousness
of his condition was not realized until
Thureday morniog wheu he was taken
to St. Ignatius hospital and an opera
tion peformeti. From that time on little
hope was entertained for his recovery
bnt anxious friends were constantly in
quiring for a sign of improvt ment. None
came and a feeling of depression seemed
to settle down over the town. He had
spent his whole life in Coifax with the
exception of a brief period when he was
away at school, and probably no one in
the city had a larger circle of friends and
IJood business principles and a strong
personality had won for Chandler Wood
ward a prominent place in business and
for the last seven years he had capably
tiled the position of assistant cashier at
the Coifax National bank.
Dean Chandler Woodward was born in
Colfax August 21, 1881. His mother
took charge of his early training and at
the age of nine he entered Professor
English's college graduating from it four
years later. In 181*8 he was enrolled as
a student in the Portland Academy and
finished his course there in 19«J(J. That
year he commenced his business career
with Codd cV MacKet.zie. In 19u2 a
position was offered him in the Colfax
National bank. He accepted it and has
been with the bank ever since that time
rising steadily to the position held at
the time of hie death. On September
2b, 1904, he married L»na Hamilton,
daughter of Mr. and M.c. W. J. Hamil
*or. The young wife lives to mourn his
loss as do his parents, .\lr. and Mrs. L.
funeral servieee were held at the
Hamilton home oc Metidow street Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock II v. J. Q
Robinson o5 the Episcopal church and
Rev. J. H. Bainton of the Congrega
tional church officiating. The house
was filii d with relatives and near friends.
Members of the Knights of Pythia6 and
mauy other friends were seated on the
Burial was in the Colfax cemetery
under tbe auspices of Colfax Lodge No
14 Knights of Pytbias. Judge Thomas
Neil and O. C. Glaser conducted the
burial service for the lodge. Immense
quantities of fi iwers were mute testi
mony to the high esteem in which the
\o-.iiig man whs held. Tbe casket was
coAered with flowers and three automo
biles were brought into use to carry the
floral tributes to the cemetery. The
pall bearers were C. L MacKenzie, A. G.
Marion, B. I). Baber, B. Kuhn, Dolph
Coolidge and Howard Bramwell.
Among those from oat of town to at
tend the funeral were A. F. McClaine, S.
A. Mitchell, B. W. McPhee, Alfred Cool
idge, Mr. and Mre. bolph Coolidge, Edw.
Johnson, Nicholas Codd and daughter,
Clinton Stuht, Spokane; Mr. and Mrs
Boyd Hamilton, Coeur d'Aleue; Charles
E Scriber, Frontier; Mtp. Schott and
Maurice Boyer. Tekoe; and Mrs. ffm
LiFoliette and family, Mr. and Mm.
Walter Bloor, Pullman: Mrs. Mosier,
Ttkos: Mrp. Thomas Amos, Spokane;
Mr. and Mrc George Howard, Sunset;
Mr. and Mre. E. N B^acb, Palouse.
WSacKay is Paroled.
With more than half of a 90 days
sentence yet to serve James MacKay
was released on parole by Judge Neil
last Friday, The young man was ar
rested some time ago on tbe charge of
stealing several bottles of whiskey from
the Whitman hotel bar. He entered a
plea of guilty to petit larceny. In
granting the parole the judge gave
MacKay a little talk on the opportunity
it afforded the young man to make
something of himself.
Fitting Up Offices.
Within a few days the American Ex
press company and Pacific Coast Ele
vator company offices will be moved to
the new qjarters which are now being
fitted op for them in the rooms in the
First SaviDgs & Trust Bank building on
Putting in Elevator.
Improvements have been going on at
the South End Grocery. A new elevator
has been installed to make the work
Burglar Sentenced at Colton.
Caught by the heels ac be was crawl
ing through a sash door is the rear of
Inland Implement company's store et
, Cotton last Friday night Henry Bloomer !
was hailed before Justice L. F. Gibbs and ]
was sentenced to 1* days in the county j
j»i>. Bloomer broke the glaPB in the
door with a brick and attracted the at
tention of the man-hull who arrived in
time to prevent a burglary. Bloomer ie
a harvest hand who has worked at differ
ent places in the county. He was
brought to the county jail Sunday to
begin bis sentenc.
WOMEN VOTERS ORGANIZE.
Officers Elected and Next Meeting
Set for July 14.
A meeting was held at the house i 1
Mrp. F. N. Hnnlihh July Bth for the pur
pose of organizing a branch of the "Na
tional Council of Women Voters." The
following were t lectpd as officer* to serve
for the first yetu: President, Mrs. F. N.
English; vice pendent. Mm. \V. hi. Mel
rose; treasurer, Mrs. E. W. Weinberg:
secretary. Mrs. H. N. Sims.
One object of the organ; zition is well
set forth in the following extract front
the "Declaration of Principles' adopted
by the National Council of Women Vot
ers at their last convention: "Equality
of opportunity for every human being '
The next meeting will be held at the
home of Mre. W. H. Melroee, at 2.'AQ p
m. on Friday, July 14 All ladies inter
ested in the movement are invited to be
present. The council has ordered a sup
ply of both primary and general election
TO BUILD CHURCH AT ONCE.
Congregationalists to Have New
Building Finished by November.
Work on the erection of the new Con
gregational church is to begin soon. At
a meeting of the church and congrega
tion last Tbuesday night it was decided
to order plans, make sewer and water
connections and prepare at once to
build. A picture of the proposed build
ing has been on display for some time.
The edifice will cost in the neighborhood !
of $10.01)0 or $12,000 and is to be com- I
pleted before bad weather Bets in this
fall. The Mason and Pythian lot op
posite the Ridge-way theater has been
chosen as the site for the new church
and an engineer has been running grades
this week as a preliminary to preparing
Marriege licenses have been issued by
the county auditor to the following:
William H. Jarvis and Millie A. Craig,
both of Oakesdalp.
W. P. Neill and Myrtle Paige, both of
David Powell and Margaret Eisinger,
both of Colfax.
M. S. Sloan and Rhoda Stratton.both
of Oakesdale, July 10.
M. M. Gray and Martha Babb,both il
Colfax, July 11.
F. F. Fischka and Flora C. Seus, both
of Cohon, July 18.
Farmers' Union in Session.
Gartield was the place of meeting of
the Whitman County Farmers' Union
Wednesday. County bylaws were
adopted and a committee was appointed
to aid in acquiring terminal warehouses
at Portland and Tacoma. A good
start has been made towards raising
funds for the terminal warehouses
About 75 members of the Union werp
present at tbe meeting Wednesday,
Divorce After Many Years.
After having lived separate from her
husband for fifteen years Mrs Carmolia
Webster has filed a suit in superior court
asking for a divorce from William Web
ster. The couple were married Juue 15,
1884 find lived together until 1896.
Mtk. Webster alleges cruelty and non
support as grounds for a divorce.
Called East by Illness.
Mi** Miirlba Ftlz, Western Liiiou
operator in thin city, was called to Mus
keg >r, Mich , a few days ago by the
serious illness of her mother. She is
sufcccded l.y ilro. Margaret Qroowaj cf
Spo ane. S. a. Ranvc has b^en local
DDHimger f>r the Western Union com
pa )> for the past two m~c'.bs.
Lost a Finger In Haying.
Mr. Strong, who lives on the James
E-reford place, caught the middle finger
ol hi« rieh f h«tnd in a pully Tuesday
while auloadk-g hey in ti-e barn. The
finger was taken off at the fin-t joist.
Thar.ksfcr Park Benefit.
The members of the Park Association
wish to thank the young ladies for tbe
dance given for the park benefit, also
Ripley's pharmacy for the use o? tie'
fountain last Friday.
In last week's Gazette announcement
was made of the return from Switzerland
of "Mr. and Mrs. Crech." The item
should have read "Mr. and Mrs. John
Discharged From Hospital.
Mrs. J. W. Johnson, who underwent
M operation at St. Ignatius hospital ;
recently, was able to leave for her home .
at Oakesdale the first of the week.
PBJCE FIVE CKNTB.
COLFAX HEADS LEAGUE
IN PENNANT RACE
Pullman Fails to Get a Look-in
on Home Grounds.
Defeated Team Mutt Beat Rosalia
Next Sunday to Tie Colfax--Car
dinals Play Clean, Classy Ball at
E tan mi g > i m Clci ■.
Won Lost PerCasri
' fw i a
Pa "!-»n r. |
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■ . 3 ii ._■ ■,
By h More of 7 to 0 CoUai dotoatci
the I'u'inan Booatctan tbeeollege to«a
lant Sunday anil now leads iv the r>ut<
lor the Inlnud league peunai. f. The
victory for the Cardiuuls mem.H that
Pullman u)u»t play iff a protested Rauie
with Runalia uext Sunday and mur«t win
the game in order to tie Colfax. In cane
Pullman does win thin game next Sun
day the tie for championship will prob
ably be played off at Colfax tue follow
The Colfax TardinalH went to Tollman
Sunday with a determination to win from
their old rivals by clean plajing. The
whole team burklt<l down to bcHiiees
and the way I'uilnian was shut oat wa«
a jjy to the Colfax crowd which had ac
companied the team. Mm-li pitched
clnHHv bail and of tho liret twelve men
up for Pullman not a one saw tirot. In
fact Pullman got only two measly little
hits off from March in the whole game.
In the tirst inning Golfax (scored one
run and that kept excitement at a fever
pitch until the fourth inning when by
hard hitting and a series of errors Col
fix made four more runs. Mors reliend
Bryan in the n'fth but Colfax made two
more runs off from him before quitting.
Disputes over decisions, a shortage of
balls and a dusty diamond were tone of
the disagreeable features oi the gume.
Following is the score :
12345 678 «J it n ■
''olfax 10040110 o—7 10 4
Pullman 0000000 0 0-0 2 6
Batteries: Colfax, Maitih aui*. .Siafleton;
Pullman, Bryan, Mows »mi lioylen. Uoipfcw:
Nta] and Hinchliflf.
BALL TEAM DISBANDS.
Successful Season of Good Clean
Sport in Colfax.
The regular base bull season in Colfax
hae ended und the team ha* disbanded.
A meeting of the directors of the club
wae held at the office of (». W. Larue &
Co. Monday night. All debts were paid
and the business of the club was left in
perfect condition. At the b< ginning of
the season tbe tenma composioK the In
land Empire league agreed to u.-e only
■such players as were employed in town
and no Lew material was to be intro
duced without giving notice to all of the
teams and officers of the league. The
plan worked very satisfactorily and tbe
result has been a season of good clean
In case Pullman wine at X >».ilia next
Sunday an tffort will probably be made
to get the Colfax t«am together : gain
for a final game with Pullman,
Temporary Burial at Colfaz.
After a hurried trip from Louisville,
Ky., to Colfax Mn>. li R. L.! mnn ar
rived here Thursday to take charge of
the remains of her sister, \lrn. I'earl
Fiske, who dropped dead June 30.
Worry and the hurd trip overrr.<me Mrs.
Liebman and she was piostrbtf 1 for a
day after arriving brre. The body of
Ifrr. Fiske was buried ten port, riy in the
Colfax cemetery Friday aftenr on but
will be moved later to Marion, O iio.
Marion for Assistant Cashier.
The sami-annnal biif-inPHH aye ug of
'be di-tctfTHof the Colfax Nation I bank
»ac held TuemlHy afternoon. Arthur
i Marion wbh tketed to the po~it on of
afebittant cashier to fill the plat- made
rdtur:t by the <]»-iitU oi 1). L. Wo; (3ward.
The out of towu directors in att< t t Jance
« f the meeting were Alfred Coolkige and
Ed Johnson of Spokane.
Moving to Colfax.
Inland Agent A. H. Eldredg was
j ined tbii week bj hit «!»'•■ hu] ;V v are
vow !(« ated at the Ur Pocock resilience
02 ili!' street. Before e< micg here Mr.
Eldredge was chief division operator at
Spokane and had bis home at Vera
where be has a fine fruit tract started.
To Build Livery Barn.
August Siler has asked perarision
from the city council to erect a corru
gated iron building 100 by 90 feet for
u-e as a livery etabV The building m
to be erected on the site of tbe Johnson
Brothers livery which was burned last
Fowler Buys a Hotel.
Henry Fowler of this city has par
chased tbe Alfianre- htte' io Spokane.
Tbe hotel property is already leased.