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PUBLIC IS INDIFFERENT
Member of School Board Dis-
cusses Bond Election.
To the Editor of the Gazette:
Will you allow me apace in your paper
to point out to the public the necessity
an 1 see it to exerctsa their right of cast
ing their ballot at the various muucipal
elections as they occur.
Owing to the indifference of the public,
together with the confidence which the
majority of Ihem have that the issue at
stake is good, as it has been engineered
and is being put through under the
supervision of the men whom they have
elected to office, to act as their repre
sentatives, they think that it is not
necessary that their support be given,
forgetting that opposition is nearly
always organized for the very purpose
of defeating the issue at stake.
As the voters of the municipality of
the city of Colfax, will no doubt within
the next six months be asked to vote on
the question of refunding the bonded
and floating indebtedness of the city I
call their attention to this unfortunate
condition of inertia which exists when it
comes to assisting their governing
boards that they elected to carry out
the necessary conditions and acts to
maintain the credit of the municipality.
At the special school election held last
Saturday, the voters appear to have
been guilty of the niu of omission, as
has been shown by the manner in which
they did not attend to assisting with
their support the school board, in giving
a few minutes of their time to vote for
the refunding of the indebtedness of
school district No. 1.
It ifi true that the vote for the refund
ing carried, but by a very small majority,
and it very nearly came to pass that the
plans af the school board which started
some six years ago, for the very purpose
of meeting the issue voted on last Sat
urday and which were consistenly carried
out and supported by the tax payers
during those years, were very nearly
knocked out and rendered useless by an
opposition who by the nature of their
vote, practically became repudiate™ of
obligations which were just and had to
be met when due.
I can not conceive a greater blow that
could happen to our city or school dis
trict than the defaulting of their just
Our city and district having at all
times, good and bad, maintained the
best of credit both at borne and abroad,
and it should be the duty of all thinking
men arid women to see that no action of
a few disgruntled people should in any
way impair this good name and credit.
By the conservative business men and
women exercising their civic rights at
these elections instead of treating them
with indifference it would make it im
possible to have coasumated such a die
grace as bo nearly happened at our late
Bchool refunding election.
The school board advise me that they
will ask for a reduction of five mills in
the tax levy for the coming assessment,
and that should this refundiug issue be
closed as now anticipated the saving in
interest alone will be $2100 per year,
and that even with this reduced tax
levy a sinking fund Rill be provided for
to pay off one twentieth of the bond
indebtedness thus commencing from the
inception of the debt to retire the same.
H. G. DePlkdge.
INLAND OPERATOR DEAD.
Electrocuted While Working at His
Desk at Oakesdale.
L. M. Guyton, a relief operator working
on the Spokane & Inland at Oakesdale,
was electrocuted Saturday noon a few
hours before be intended to leave the
job. lie was using the local telephone
when bis knee touched the bell on the
high power railroad telephone under his
desk and death waa almost instantane
ous. A thousand volts passed through
his body and when found a haif hour
later he was still gripping the desk phone
in his right baud. His arm waa badly
burned as was his kuee which came in
contact with the bell under the desk. A
large hole was burned in his trousers
over the knee.
When Agent Fitzgerald and wife re
turned from lunch they found Guy ton
sitting in his chair dead. Mra. Fitzger
ald pulled the chair from the desk dis
connecting the current and efforts were
made to revive the unfortunate man but
death had been almost instantaneous.
Coroner Bruning of this city was noti
fied and visited the ecene of the accident
that afternoon and decided that no in
quest was necessary. An order has
gone out over tlie entire Inland system
requiring that all telephones shall be ex
amined and every possible precaution
taken to safeguard the lives of the rail
Guyton was an eiperienced operator
on the Bteam roads and had recently ac
cepted a temporary position as relief
operator on the Inland. He expected to
leave Oakeadale Saturday night.
Undertaker Bruning embalmed the
body preparatory to sending it to the
home of relatives at Sulligent, Ala., but
a telegram from the east instructed that
burial be at Oakeed&le and a relative
would arrive in a few days to look after
the details. Ouyton was 31 years of
age and single.
Agent A. H. Eldredgeof this city was
stationed at Oikesdale for a year and a
half and never encountered any trouble
with electricity although the instruments
were in the same places as when the ac
cident occurred last Saturday.
COLFAX WINS PENNANT.
Pullman Wants to Protest Game
Lost to Rosalia.
Won Lost Per Cent
Colfar 6 3 .667
Pullman 5 4 .556
Palouse 4 5 .444
Itoaalia 3 6 .333
In a cloße game at Rosalia Sunday
Pullman lost out by a score of 8 to 7,
leaving Colfax champions of the Inland
league and winners of the pennant. It
was anybody game until the last inning
when with the score 7 to 6 in Pullman's
favor. Rosalia pounded in two runs
and retired, with no men out. Moss,
who replaced Sanger in the sixth, was
hit unmercifully. Lemley went in for
Rosalia in the seventh and finished the
game in great style. Batteries—Rosalia,
N'ye, Lemley and Reseburg; Pullman,
Sanger, Moss and Kennedy. Score :
1234 5 6789 RHE
Pullman 00002400 I—7 12 4
Rosalia 10000 2 03 2—B 11 2
As a foregone conclusion the manager
of the team from the college town has
protested the game, making it his third
protest this season. The protest was
over players used by Rosalia, who it is
alleged were not signed. The men in
question are Nye, Trson, White and
UNION STOCK YARD NOTES.
Good Demand for All Kinds of Live-
stock in Portland Market.
Receipts at the Portland Uuion Stock
yards during the paat week have been
2049 cattle, 309 calves. GOG hogs, G221
sheep and 90 horses.
Top steers at 625 tell a story of a
sellers market. The buyers made an
effort to take something off the price
more in keeping with the range that has
prevailed at the Missouri River markets,
but sellers have had the advantage and
the market remains steady to higher. A
fair portion of cows have been noticed
in the receipts and they sold around 5.25
as against 4 25 for similar quality at
Eastern markets. Calves at 7.50 and
bulls at 3.75 are a clear exposition of
the high demand that exists.
Good sheep have sold well. Lambs at
$6.00 indicate a strong sheep market.
The hog market has ranged around
$7.25 with the demand far in excess of
The horse market has shown a dull
tone, with some inquiry. The great
number of auto truck users have given
the heavy horse dealers the blues to
some extent; but it is the opinion of
horsemen that motor trucks are an ex
periment and that they may turn to the
rdliable IGOO to 2000-lb. borae.
COLFAX BOY DROWNS.
Boat Capsizes in Rapids of Spokane
River and Emmet Maxfield Dies.
Shooting the rapids in the Spokane
river at Tumtum a few days ago the
frail boat in which Emmet Maxfield was
riding capsized and the young man went
down before the eyes of relatives and
friends who were standing on either
bank. The swift waters and rocks held
the body as in a vice and searchers were
not able to locate it. The point where
the accident occurred is about 20 miles
Emmett Maxfield lived in Colfax for
several years with his uncle, Charles
Jackson, and left here about a year ago.
For sometime he was employed as clerk
to the road master on the 0. R. & N.
He was a grandson of A. K. Maxfield of
District Deputy Edna Palmer acted as
installing officer at the last meeting of
Verona Rebekah Lodge No. 13, I. 0. O.
F., when the following officers were in
stalled for the ensuing term : Edna
Hampton, N. G.; Maud Laird, V. G;
Hazel Boyd, Rk\ Sec; E. B. Cotterill,
Fin. Sec; J. A. Perkins, Treas; C. A.
Frazier, R. S. N. G.; Daisy Sanders, L.
S. N. G.; Lula Wells, R. S. V. G ; Lydia
Frazier, L S. V. G; Louis Ratcliff,
Warden; Pansy Morrison, Cond.; Rbea
Baker, P. N. G.; Elsie Palmer, Diet.
Dep.; Geneva Miller, I G; Caroline
Moan, 0. G ; Matie Ells, Chaplain. After
the installation ceremonies fee cream and
cake were served.
Never leave home on a journey with
out a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is
almost certain to be needed and cannot
be obtained when on board the cars or
steamships. For sale by all dealers,
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, duet, even food. But*grand
protection is afforded 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 many 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 all
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate opticians.
Schlitz famous Milwaukee beer on
draught at Monahang.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JULY 21, 1911.
MARTIN ROAD APPROVED.
Many Hearings Before Commis-
sioners in September.
When the county commissioners met
on Monday of this week many road
matters were before them for considera
tion. The reeolution adopted by the
board in the matter of the improvement
of the C. <2 Martin road has been ap
proved by the state highway commis
The Nelson change in the Freels road
which was ordered established June 5,
was ordered opened.
The hearing of the petition of the
Scott brothers and others for a change
in the G. N. Clark road was set for
Hearing in the matter of the I). F.
Engel road was continued to September
Hearing in the matter of the Grinnell
road was set for September G
It appearing to the board that some
of the necessary preliminaries in the
matter of the improved road at Garfield
have not been completed, the opening of
bids was put off until August 21.
The county treasurer has been ordered
to set aside $771 20 from the road and
bridge fund as payment to Frank B.
Babcock for land appropriated for the
Rock Lake road.
The commissioners and the Milwaukee
railroad have entered into an agreement
over making a change in the county
road at Seabury.
GRAIN SACKS GO UP.
Early Buyers Were Lucky This Year
-•Price Now Nine Cents.
Farmers in this country who bought
their wheat sacks through the union
early in the penson are the lucky oneH
this year. The price has now jumped to
nine cents in this city with a prospect of
going at least a cent higher before the
season is over. About 400,000 sacks
were distributed to Colfax farmers in the
spring through the Farmers' Union at
Last year the union sold sacks for
about six cents but the trust cut prices
and some who had not bought through
the union got a better price later in the
season. This discouraged many from
buying through the union and few early
orders were given for sacks. Asa result,
those who had control of the sack sup
ply have steadily forced prices up and
will, undoubtedly, make more profit this
year than the loss of the last two seasons
through failure to get control of the
The heavy yield in ! he Palouee country
is calling for double the amountof bind
ing twine sold last year. Price for A
grade pure Manila is IC% cents while
standard and eisal is selling for 9% cent*.
The local supply is nearly exhausied and
if more is shipped in the price will le
advanced slightly before the season is
Band will play and extra songs and
music at the Ridgeway Park Benefit
A Peek Into His Pocket
would show the box of Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve that E. S. Loper, a carpenter,
of Manila, N. Y. always carries. "I
have never 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 pores, tkin erup
tions, eczema, corns and piles, 25c at
J. H St. Lawrence has added a news
stand to bis music store and will keep on
hand all the leading weekly and monthly
magazines and periodicals, and will take
subscriptions for all the leading Ameri
ican and foreign newspapers.
Always a good show—Ridgeway.
I. W. HARPER'S superb flavor and
uniform quality have won recognition
all over the world. Four Gold Medals
awarded for merit. This perfect Whia
key is sold by 3. C. Monahan.
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
Equalization of Whitman county, will meet
at the court house in Colfax, Washington, on
Monday, August 7, 1911, for the transaction
of all business that would properly come be
Dated July 12, 1911.
Geo. W. Wai.tkr, Asseiaor.
Stops itching instantly. Cures piles,
eczema, salt rheum, tetter, itch, hives
herpes, scabies—Doan's Ointment. At
any drug store.
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.
For plumbing, material and supplies,
call on J. B. Brown. Phone Red 1521
life Eyes Tested
TJjJjjßOSg^li and Glasses fitted by
State Registered Opticians
SHIRKEY «& GLASEK
NEW RIDGEWAY THEATRE
R. G. CLENDENIN, Lessee
Extra good program
at al! times. Prize nights—Monday,
July 24, a 10,512 Rug. Monday,
July 81, a $10.00 Seth Thomas clock
Admission 5 and 10 cents
I The Whitman Implement Company
I has had a first class sale on DEERING BINDERS AND
TWINE. We now have on hand one 12-foot Push Binder, two
8-foot Pull Binders and two Deering Headers. In order to clean
up we are prepared to make a price on these that will move them.
We also have a second hand Garr-Scott 18-horse engine and a 28
Gilbert Hunt Separator on which we will make a special low down
We are selling a 3£ inch half truck wagon for $100; 3 inch for $95;
2 3-4 inch for $90.
If you want anything in the spring work line such a3 HACKS and
LIGHT WAGONS, look them over and we will make you an at
■ tractive price.
I Whitman Implement Co.
When you feel Imxt,
Stretchy, Half Sick,
Blue and Out of Sorts,
look to the Liver; it is
I* the Remedy You Need.
It Is an invigorating tonic for I
a torpid liver. The first dose ■
■ brings improvement, a few days H
I use puts the liver in fine vigor- I
I ous condition. Ilerbine also ex- I
I tends its restorative influence H
Ito the stomach and bowels. It ■
I helps digestion and food assimi- ■
■lation, purifies the bowels and B
■ brings back the habit of regu- I
■B lar daily bowel movements. I
I When the stomach, liver and I
I bowels are active, bilious im- I
■ purities no longer obstruct I
I functional processes, the result I
lof which is renewed energy, I
M mental activity and cheerful H
Price 50 c per Bottle.
■ JamesF.Ballard.Prop. St.Louis,Mo. I
jH Use Stephens Eye Salve for I
3*? l Sore Eyes. It Cures. .js»
HAMILTON DRUG CO.
Piles! Piles! Piles!
"Williams' Indian Pile Ointment will cure !
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It ab- I
sorbs the tumors, allays itching at once,
acts as a poultice, gives instant relief.
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment is pre
pared for Piles and itching of the private !
parts. Drue^ists. mail 50e and $100
WILLIAMS MFG. CO., Props., Cleveland. Ohio '
For sale at V. T. McGrookey's rtruij store J
Bensel Fuel Co.
Anthracite, Rock Springs
Special prices made on
(Phone Main 401)
For any special bargain in
I have a buyer. Money to loan in large
or small amounts.
RICHARD 11. REID
102 Main St. Colfax, Wash.
CHASE & SANBORN
in several different bienda is car
W. H. Lacey
The Leading Grocer
Tell us your wants—we'll
He speaks English
He speaks German
Office with G. W. Larue & Co.
See me before making arrange
GEO. L.. CORNELIUS
AUTOMOBILE ANO BICYCLE HOSPITAL
Repairing ot all kinds.
Opp. Main 3treet School COLFAX
I Schlitz I
I Famous I
I Milwaukee I
I Beer I
I O1N T DRAUGHT I
I Mouahan's I
LAWN MOWERS CARDEN HOSE SCREENINC
—=—= WIRE FENCING =__
All the necessary articles for the Lawn
and also for cleaning 1 time
E. R. BARROLL
Crockery and China Hardware and Tinware
Headquarters for the Citizens of Whitman County and the
M. J. MALOXEY, Proprietor
Our Prices may not be the loweat, but we guarantee every article
The Bar connected with the hotel carries a fine line of imported and
domestic Wine ß , Liquors and Oigara. When you get it at the Hotel
Colfax you get the beat produced in the marketa of the world.
When you want to find your friends, go to the Hotel Colfax, the recognized
headquarters for everybody.
BBAMWELL 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.