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Walter Blackburn left for Mon
tana Monday where he has taken up
Edgar Mills has been quite sick
during the past week.
Hughie McDonald went to Spokane
Charles Dezell i« building a new
barn on his ranch Hear Sunset.
S. D. Woodward went to Spokane
A number of people from St. John
attended church here last Sunday
Fay Jennings was a St. John
visitor last week.
Mrs. A. Richards, Miss Laura |
Nelson, Mrs. Alice Copson, and Miss!
Lillian Richards were shopping in St.
John Saturday between trains.
John Henning was in Thornton
Albert Richards and Sam Mor
timer, were in St. John Sunday ]
We have a ringiug in our ears
that sounds like wedding bells.
Mrs. John McCanse wenti to Spo
kane Sunday morning to visit her |
daughter Edna, who is quite sick at I
Mrs. Mary Crithfield came up from
St. John Sunday evening returning!
E. M. Portwood of Steptoe, has i
purchased a tract 01 land southeast;
of Steptoe from Mr. Meridas of New!
York. The consideration was $90 j
Tom Durham moved from the [
farm to his Steptoe home this week, j
J. N. Richards moved from his
farm east of town to his steptoe
Dr. G. A. x.owns asd wife motored
from Spokane Sunday afternoon and
spent the night at their ranch near
Mrs. Dickerson returned from
Farmington Monday, where she will
make her home after next week.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hampton left
Monday for Tennessee and Texas
where they will spend the winter.
Miss Merice Littleton was seri
ously hurt Monday, by being thrown
from a buggy while the horse was
running away. She was on her way
to the station to meet a friend when
for some unknown reason the horse
became frightened and plunged over
a ditch, demolishing the rig and
leaving the lady badly bruised.
Edith Hunton has recovered and
again able to be in school.
Mr. George Coal, his mother and
Elmer Coal w<>re guests at the Lam
bert home in Steptoe Sunday.
Mrs. C. A. Sherman of Newport,
visited with her sister, Mrs. J. N.
Richards last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bowman are
the proud parents of a little girl who
arrived Sunday evening.
Mr. McMeekin, who has been visit-
Ing on his father's farm near Step
toe, returned to his home at Kettle
Falls, Idaho, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Hunton and
their son and daughter, visited at
the Lewis Gardo home Sunday.
Mrs. Achziger and daughter ar
rived here recently from Ritzville,
intending to make this their home.
Mrs. Klaveno has recently been
M. Clyde Pitman, who has been
visiting with his aunt, Mrs. .T. H.
Mansfield, returned to his home in
Valleyford last week.
Mr. Walter Freels attended U. S.
court at Walla Walla.
The Standard Lumber company is
building a house for their manager,
Joe Galligher lef< last week for
California where he will spend the
After attending Synod and the
Gypsy Smith meetings at. Spokane,
Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Russell spent
Sunday with Mrs. 'I. J. Russell of
Steptoe. The Reverend preached at
the Presbyterian church morning
Mrs. Nelson, who has been visit
ing with Mrs. Joe Davis, returned to
Colfax last week.
Mrs. Fitzgerald of Colfax is visit
ing Mrs. Leinbugh.
Edith Hunton has the typhoid
Cashier Anderson of the Farmers
State Bank of Colfax spent a part of
Sunday morning with Mr. Handly of
the Steptoe bank.
The guests present at Addie
Smith's party last week were Anna
Jackson, Addie Davidson, Ruth Eu
ler, Harriett Handley, Marian Hand
ley, Alice Jackson and Avis Enter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lloyd and
daughter Gladys, spent Saturday and
Sunday at Spokane last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ricker of Monroe,
111., are visiting with their daughter
Mrs. Pains. They will return home
in a few days.
Mrs. Don Stairet of Elberton has
been visiting at the home of Lewis
Foxy Cupid won another round
Spokane fair week, when Walter
Keyes of Spokane and Miss Marvel
Houchin of Elberton slipped off to
Coeur d' Alene and were united in
marriage Oct. 4th. The wedding was
kept a secret from even the bride's
parents and they were not aware of
the event until the newly weds ar
rived here last Saturday evening.
They are receiving the congratula
tions of their many friends as both
are well known here. Mr. Keyes re
turned to Spokane Sunday to prepare
a home for his bride. He is employ
ed by the McCHntock-Trunkey Co.
C. N. Hinchliff. manager of the El
berton Milling & Power Co.. is in
Colfax this week demonstrating the
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 20, 1911.
qualities of his mill's products at the
Whitman County fair.
Nick Rioth has moved from the
Cronk farm north of town to take
possession of a farm near Tekoa
which he has leased for a five year
C. H. Bell and family have moved
to Viola, Idaho, where Mr. Bell has
purchased a blacksmith shop.
The town council met last Thurs
day night and fixed the 1911 tax levy
at six mills. After the regular busi-
ness of the council meeting, Mayor
Berkstresser sprung a surprise by
tendering his resignation but no
action was taken. It has been known
for some time that the mayor was
dissatisfied with the council for not
acting on important matters that
■ were brought to their attention. Who
will succeed him is not known as, so
far as known, there is no one who
I aspires to the position.
Mrs. Margaret O. Crandall and two
daughters who have been visiting
Mrs. Crandall's brother, J. C. Cath
cart, for the past three weeks left for
Olympia to spend the winter with her
sister before returning to her home
at Reynolds, 111.
Rezin Reed, who recently sold his
farm near Coulee City and has been
visiting here, left Tuesday for Asotin
and from there will take a trip to his
old home in Tennessee.
Miss Claire St. Peter attended the
fair at Lewiston last week.
John Minnick, proprietor of the
Valley View farm, is spending the
J. F. Seehorn arrived from the
East, Tuesday, for a visit with his
cousin, Mrs. Lewis Cochran.
Mrs. Mabel Crumbaker and baby
are spending the week at the home of
her mother, Mrs. W. O. Chesnut.
H. C. Wilson and son are hauling
lumber for the erection of a new
house for the latter.
A cousin of Mrs. C. E. Hoover is
visiting relatives here this week from
L. Eilert made a business trip to
Spokane the first of the week.
The Ladies' Reading Club was
entertained by Mrs. D. F. Clark on
Many attended the Colfax fair
from this vicinity. Among the num
ber were Mr. and Mrs. C. Gibbons,
Mrs. G. J. Schadegg, and Mrs. T.
Houchins, and on Friday many school
children made the trip.
Harry Carmin is using a crutch as
the result of an injury received while
cranking his auto.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hope are dispos
ing of their household goods prepara
tory to leaving for Spokane soon.
George Hollard stopped in La
Crosse a few days while en route to
his home at American Falls, Idaho.
WHITMAN JURORS SUMMONED.
X«»t a Woman on last Called for No
Thirty men of Whitman county
have been summoned to appear as
jurois at the term of superior court
opening on the third Monday in \o-
I '"'iOlfcer. The names were drawn
•:y Coii'uy Clerk George H. Ncwukim
but'o:< j Judge Thomas Xeill las* S;<f
urday. Ko'iowing is the panel
A. C. Hemingway, Thornton.
James Jennings, St. John.
I). C. Green, St. John.
C. A. Lynch, Rosalia.
K. G. Chandler, Rosalia.
C. D. Westacott, Garfield.
Thomas Cokley, Oakesdale.
Leo. Howell, Rosalia.
J. G. Korte, Maiden.
C. H. Hood, Garfield.
H. H. Young, Pullman.
J. A. Hinchcliff, Pullman.
W. A. Wiley, Palouse.
Oscar W. Collins, Tnintown.
Girard Clark, Albion.
S. A. Ferguson, Johnson.
George A. Olson, Pullman.
J. A. Allen, Pullman.
Scott Getchell, Pullman.
C. E. Hansen, Colton.
L. F. Kasdorf, Diamond.
I). S. Ryan, Hay.
William Schluting, Colfax.
Isaac Roll. Hay.
M. E. Taylor, Winona.
C. M. Chamberlain, Wilcox.
Dan Geiger, Colfax.
N. J. Hunt, Colfax.
Lewis Cochran, Colfax.
W. C. Seagle, Elberton.
MEDICAL SOCIETY IX SESSION.
New Officers Klected at (iarfiHd Mon-
The annual meeting of the Whit
man County Medical society was held
at Garfield Monday evening with two
Colfax doctors, Wm. Clay Cardwell
and \V. B. Palamountain, in attend
ance. President Cardwell opened the
program with an address. Dr. Frank
Hindman of Spokane, spoke on
"Modern Methods in the Diagnosis of
Pulmonary Tuberculosis." "The
Treatment of Typhoid Fever" was
taken up by Dr. P. E. Wiesel of
It was the annual meeting of the
society and officers elected for the
coming year are: President, Dr.
J. W. Stevenson of Palouse; vice
president. Dr. G. H. McGregor of Gar
field; secretary and treasurer, Dr.
J. Earle Else of Pullman. The
board of censors consists of Drs. W.
B. Palamountain of Colfax, George T.
Boyd of Palouse, and W. N. Divine of
Moving Hardware Stock.
The Whitman Implement company
have closed the hardware store in Al
bion where they have been closing
out a bankrupt stock and are packing
the remainder of the goods for ship
ment to Colfax.
Knights of Columbus Active.
Early in December the Knights of
Columbus will take in a large class
of candidates. The lodge is in a
DOINGS RECORDED IN
THE SUPERIOR COURT
Frances Green Storms vs. Franklin
M. Green et ux. —Order to strike
J. M. Sisk vs. E. F. Smith et al —
I Order dismissing case.
Security State Bank vs. Charles
Edgerton—Decree of foreclosure.
E. C. Fields vs. O. R. & N Co. et al
—Order of dismissal.
T. H. Shobe vs. W. 11. Aschen
j brenner —Order sustaining demur
Habitual Drunkenness of Nels
Kjack—Order for citation.
McConnon & Company vs. D. F.
! Clark et al —Order of dismissal.
Petit Jury—Order to draw 30
I names for term beginning November
J. A. Balsiger vs. M. B. Elliott—
Bond for garnishment.
Dissolution of the Endicott Mer
cantile Company—Order of dissolu
tion and disincorporation.
Genevieve MacLaurin vs. Archi
bald Mac Laurin—Trial for divorce
—Matter taken under advisement by
Charles E. Cleveland vs. Maiden
Water Works—Judgment favor of
plaintiff for costs and writ of man
j Frances Alice Grant vs. Richard B.
j Grant —Temporary restraining order.
Estate of August Becker —Decree
Estate of Frank Rider —Order to
lease real estate.
Estate of John Hehl —Order fix
ing time of settlement of final ac
Estate of Saloma Bourbonnie-—
Order fixing time for hearing peti
tion for letters of administration.
Estate of John Vourlis —Order
fixing time for hearing petition for
letters of administration.
Guardianship of Nels Kjack—
Order for citation.
Estate of Dominick Pool —Order
fixing time for hearing petition for
letters of administration—Order for
commission to take testimony.
Estate of If. F. Shorno—Order ap
proving accounting and fixing com
pensation of guardian.
Estate of Maria Bassett—Order for
Estate of William M. Lawson —Or-
der approving appraisement; Petition
to sell real estate, and Order to show
Guardianship of Eramert Jennings
et al.—Order allowing report of
guardian and fixing compensation of
guardian and of attorneys.
Kstate of Harris W. Crees —Petit-
ion for letters of administration and
order fixing time for hearing.
PJsfate of M. G. Hagaman—Order
for sale of wheat.
Adoption oi Edward J. and Amelia
P. Lenss, minors—Petition of Jesse
C. Glark et ux.
Rome E. Ripley vs. Eva Bell Ripley
—Action for divorce.
Habitual Drunkenness of Xels
Kjack—Complaint for habitual
F. H. McKay vs. John J. Stephens,
H. M. Roberts and Ralph Comegys,
executors of the estate of Frank
Rider, deceased —Action for money
.1. A. Balsiger vs. M. B. Elliott —
Action for money due.
J. A. Balsiger vs. Farmers State
Southern Oregon Water Power
Company vs. G. W. Lame & Co.,
John DeYoung et ux.—Action for
Samuel Moon vs. E. M. Miller—
Action for money due.
Frances Alice Grant vs. Richard B.
Grant—Action for divorce.
W. P. Gale vs. John Frei et ux.—
Action for foreclosure of lien.
BOYCE GOES TO RKFORMATORY.
Story of Sister in Convent Does Xot
Save Necktie Thief.
After being held in the county jail
for several weeks while the court in
vestigated the stories of a sister in
a New Jersey convent and a large
estate waiting for the boy and his
sister, J. H. Boyce, the youth who
stole 33 neckties along with three
suitcases full of clothes from a resi
dence three miles east of Colfax, has
at last gone to the state reformatory
at Monroe. After his sentence to the
reformatory sometime ago, Boyce
put up a good story as grounds for
clemency. The judge later found dis
crepancies in the story and Sunday
morning Traveling Guard Ed. Rogers
walked in and said he was ready to
take Boyce to Monroe.
Boyce thought he had made good
with his stories and was plainly sur
prised and annoyed when he found
he must go to the reformatory. Boyce
is the redheaded youth who used
the hose on Carl Weems in enforcing
the "Kangaroo court" rules of clean
liness at the county jail.
The following pupils of District
46 were neither absent nor tardy
during the month ending October 6:
Daisy McCarty, Nora Lynch, Ruth
Harpole, Leo Sederquiste, Ella Lynch,
Anna Herman, Conrad Herman,
Christen Herman, Frank Lamb and
Even if your palate could not tell
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"I suffered habitually from consti
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have been regular ever since."—A.
E. Davis, grocer, Sulphur Springs
NEWCOMER IS WELCOME.
North Carolina Man Makes His Home
in Whitman County.
The following letter from W. M.
Moore, editor of the Lenoir (N. C.)
Topic introduces a citizen of that
state who purchased the I. M. Curtis
stock and grain ranch at Hay in this
county about a year ago and has
decided to take possession of the
"This week one of our leading,
most useful and universally beloved
citizens left with his family for your
state, and I deem it a privilege, as
editor of his native county paper
and as one who has long known and
loved him, to say a word concerning
the good man your state has gained.
"When our excellent Mayor, James
V. McCall announced his decision a
few weeks ago to move his family to
the distant western town of Hay,
Wash., the people of our town and
community were greatly shocked and
surprised. In both churcn and
state he has rendered his people in
valuable service. In the county, he
has served with an eminent degree
of satisfaction and efficiency as
capacities; in the city, he has been
since the founding of our graded
school a member of the school board,
a member of the board of health,
and several terms as mayor, having
resigned the latter office just be
fore leaving for your state. He is
an untiring and faithful church
worker. The town of Hay and your
county and state are fortunate in
deed in gaining the citizenship of
so valuable a citizen."
Mother Says Yes; father Says So.
Father came storming into the
county auditor's office Wednesday af
ternoon just in time to prevent a
marriage license being issued to his
daughter and a young man. Mother
had accompanied the young people
to the office and had given her con
sent to the marriage as her daughter
was only 16 years of age. The audi
tor's signature was about to be at
tached to the license when father ar
rived and in a stern voice forbade
the proceedings. It is customary to
issue a license to people under IS
years on having the consent of eith
er the father, mother or guardian.
As common law considers the father
the head of the household, Auditor
McCroskey declined to issue the li
cense. With thanks to the auditor
for his trouble the young man sor
rowfully left the office.
Constructing New Toll Line.
Work on a new toll line between
Spokane and Walla Walla has start
ed this week at Colfax under the
direction of Construction Chief Arm
strong of the Pacific Telephone &
Telegraph company. A camp has
been established on the Plummer
place a mile north of Colfax with a
cook, bookkeeper and about 25
workmen. Tons and tons of the best
copper wire have been stored in the
basement of the telephone building
in this city and is now being taken
out for the new line. When com
pleted the new line will furnish ad
ditional and more satisfactory serv
ice between this city and Walla
Walla as well as between Spokane
and Walla Walla.
Injured on Harris CJrarie.
Frightened by a traction engine
while coming down the I. B. Harris
grade Monday morning the team
driven by C. M. Miller, a well known
farmer, dashed up the bank and
overturned the carriage throwing Mr.
and Mrs. Miller to the ground with
great force. Both were badly shaken
up and bruised but no bones were
Moose Have Big Time.
Starting with a street parade last
night the Loyal Order of Moose No.
691 initiated a class of 60 candidates.
The work was put on by Spokane
team No. 161. After the work an en
tertainment program was enjoyed
and refreshments served.
Hen Manchester Hurt.
While picking apples in the top of
a tree to bring to the U'hitman
county fair Monday morning a limb
broke and Ben Manchester fell to
the ground a distance of 12 feet and
struck on his head and shoulders.
His back was severely injured and
he was taken to the hospital. He
is improving rapidly.
Helm Buys Rooming House.
Peter Helm, a retired farmer of
the St. John country, has purchased
the Palace lodging establishment
through the Colfax Insurance and
Realty company from N. L. Thayer.
He has also purchased the Bryson
rooming house and will run the two
places in conjunction.
Warrants Are Called.
A call for a small list of county
and school district warrants is pub
lished this week. County Treasurer
W. M. Duncan announces that a
call will be issued next week for a
large number of school warrants.
I am desirous of disposing of gome
of my property in Colfax. Good in
come business and residence prop
erty. Before buying, call and see
me. Conditions and prices will at
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J- when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
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