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FINE EXHIBITS ON
DISPLAY AT FAIR 1
THE STOCK BARNS ARE FILLED TO
OVERFLOWING- -PAVILION IS
A BOWER OF BEAUTY.
Never before in the history of the
lair association have so many fine
horses and cattle been brought to
gether for exhibit in the county
Every available stall was filled before
the fair opened and more stalls were
built after the opening day. Even
then some stock had to be kept out
tide the grounds.
A. C. Ruby, the famous horse
breeder of Portland, had a long
string of prize animals. His string
included "Lyman Victor" an English
shire 4-year-old stallion weighing
2100 pounds. This famous horse ha«
won gold medals in England and
prizes at the Oregon state fair and at
the Portland Livestock show. He
also has a 7-year-old Belgian stallion
which has won prizes in the old
country. Two Percheron stallions
were also good lookers. Besides the
stallions there are four imported
mares, two Percherons and two Bel
gians, which are on exhibition and
also lor sale. The horses are in
charge of Mr. Watson of Portland.
Among the other fine horses are
two Percheron mares owned by
Henry Arrasmith; three or four
young Percherons owned by \\\ J.
Morrow. "Niaraga," the Percheron
owned by Phil Cox & Son, was rank
ed as the second best stallion at the
«"hi«ago worlds fair, won first prize
all over the northwest and is again
at the Whitman county fair. Brown
of Moscow has a fine string of stai-
Jions including English Shire, R$L
gian, Clydesdale and Hackney. Chl#
Losey is exhibiting "Ewart," a beauti
ful French coach stallion, considered
to be the best ever brought to this
country. William Mood of the Clear
Creek Horse company is showing a
German coach stallion that is a
beauty. Feltz Wilhelm has a Perch
eron stallion. James Van Skyke and
Sanford Hickman are among the
mule owners. J. C. Wicks has a
Kentucky whip riding mare and a
saddle colt. Several other horses and
mules are also to be found in the
In tattle J. C. Wicks leads with a
line herd of Herefords. One year
ling bull in the herd weighs 1040
pounds. His best bull, "Duke," tips
the scales at 2000 pounds. The Here
fords are thoroughbreds and every
one is marked identically the same.
P. H. Porter of Halsey, Oregon, has
a herd of Red Polled cattle headed by
a bull weighing I'loo pounds. For
the first time a herd of Galloways
imported from Scotland, are on ex
hibit. L. G. Wesley of Toledo, Ore
gon, is the owner of the herd. He
says while they are purely a beef
breed they are fairly good milkers.
Hogs are in the lead in the live
stock line. G. H. Boundy of Albion
has a large drove of Duroc Jerseys.
Roy Lamb is showing Tamworth
hogs, a new breed recently brought
to this country. The Tamworth is
styled "the market raiser's hog."
Some good Berkshires are also in the
pens, shown by D. S. Bridgefarmer of
Palouse. E. Raymond of Endicott
has a fine pen of Hampshire hogs.
Oxford Downs are the only breed
of sheep at the fair. R. Richardson
ie the owner of the pen.
A few straggling birds appeared in
the poultry department but the ex
hibit was practically nothing.
In the Pavilion.
Such vegetables as are found in
the farm products department will be
hard to beat in any part of the world.
P. K. Lair leads in this department
with an exhibit which includes every
known vegetable that can be grown
in this pert of the country. His
fruit display consists of 34 varieties
of apples, 12 kinds of pears, seven
of peaches, four of plums, two of
prunes, one of apricots and one of
nectarines. Among his vegetables
are eight varieties of potatoes, in
cluding a Maggy Murphy weighing
56 ounces, 13 varieties of squash,
Golden Queen yellow tomatoes, a jar
of beans of 12 distinct colors and all
grown from one black seed of un
known origin. He has eight varieties
of sheaf wheat and many other things
to round out an exhibit which is tru
Only a dozen sacks of wheat are
to be found at the county fair held in
the best wheat growing country in
The Spaulding fruit ranch at Al
mota is represented by a display of
three varieties of grapes.
Forty plates of apples were
brought in from Mrs. T. D. Fergus
on s ranch by her father. This exhibit
also included several varieties of
peaches, pears, plums, prunes and
r-rab apples. Numerous other exhibi
tors showed smaller quantities of
fruit and vegetables.
Potted plants and cut flowers make
an attractive showing from Scott
Brothers green house at Garfield.
Something which receives more
than passing attention in the pavil
ion is the domestic arts display made
by the students in the Colfax high
school under the direction of Miss
McCann. Their fancy work consists
of embroidery and needle work well
done. In the culinary department of
the school exhibit are canned fruits,
and vegetables, biscuits, cheese
straws, salads and Mayonnaise dres
sing. The manual training depart
ment of the high schools was well
represented by work which has been
completed since the beginning of the
Fancy work with a history iB the
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 20, 1911.
center of much interest. A robe of
state formerly worn by Prince
Chwang, leader of the Boxer move
ment in China, was loaned to the fair
association by Mrs. T. A. Ball of Pull
man. At one time Dr .Ball refused
an offer of $50-0 for the fur which
lines the beautiful robe of royal pur
ple. Another article of special inter
est was a baby dress made by Mrs.
Elizabeth Nessly, aged 82 years, and
mother of J. E. Nessly, well known
in the Palouse country. Every stitch
of the drees was hand made. Even
the buttons were made of wire and
covered with needle work. The dress
has been handed down through the
generations and worn by every direct
descendant of the original owner.
Another historical piece of work own
ed by the Nessly family is a coverlet
woven by James Smith of Stubben
ville, Ohio, in 1839, for the late Rev.
J. S. Nessly and in active use from
the date it was made until 1903,
when Rev. Mr. Nessly died at the age
of 80 years.
Several historical bits of fancy
work including a crochet dress and
drawn work tea doth owned by Mrs.
Ed. Choate of Moscow, and a fancy
work box, point lace collar, eyelet
embroidered lunch cioth and piano
cover in battenberg owned by Stella
M. Sailor of Hillyard, were brought
to the pavilion but not entered as the
owners were not residents of the
Banquet at Methodist Church At
tended by 45 Men.
The Methodist Brotherhood was
successfully launched last Friday
evening when 4") men met and en
joyed a banquet at the Methodist
church. Rev. N. M. Jones, pastor
of the church, worked out the plan
of organization and the scope of the
Brotherhood will probably be
widened from time to time.
George L. Corner acted as toast
master at the banquet and toasts
were responded to as follows: "Our
Young Men," S. M. McCroskey;
"Men and the Sunday School,"
Charles Chamberlain; "Y. M. C. A.
Experiences," R. .]. Pearse. Rev.
Dr. C. O. Kimball, pastor ot the
First Methodist church of Walla
Walla and formerly pastor of the
Vincent church in Spokane, gave the
address of the evening on the sub
ject, "The Growing Church."
Officers of the Brotherhood were
elected as follows: President, S. M.
McCroskey; secretary, A. W. Phillips;
treasurer, Dr. H. W. Pugh.
Many Hear "(iipsy" at Pullman.
Colfax was well represented at
Pullman Saturday afternoon when
•'Gipsy" Smith talked to about 2500
people in the State college new audi
torium. The large building was
packed to the limit and it is estimated
that 400 people were standing in
the aisles. The noted evangelist with
his wonderful personality held com
plete sway over his audience and his
address which lasted for nearly an
hour seemed like but a few minutes
to his hearers. Dr. E. A. Evans of
Pullman, presided at the pipe organ
in his usual pleasing manner.
Colfax School Flnrollment Nearly 700.
When the reports were turned in
to Superintendent Moses at the end
of the first month of school it was
found that 67 7 children were at
tending the public schools in Colfax.
Since that time several new students
have been enrolled bringing the num
ber up to 700. The pupils are
divided among the different schools
as follows: High school, 159; De
partmental school, 223; Third ward,
125; Main street, 179.
Better Place for Poultry Show.
Whitman County's Poultry show
will be housed this year in the
Armory which has been remodelled,
enlarged and equipped with a new
lighting system. The hall will be a
much better place for the accommo
dation of birds than formerly. The
association will also give more cups
and a better grade of ribbons ihan
heietofore. The show will be held
from December 18 to 23.
With a view of closing out what
nursery stock I have yet on hand, I
haAe made the proper arrangements
with the Rosalia Nursery, and as a
duly authorized agent of that nur
sery, I solicit orders for all kinds of
fruit, shade and ornamental trees
Because I know from 33 years ex
perience here that home grown stock
is best, 1 expect a large number of
Soothes itching skin. Heals cuts or \
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Doan's Ointment. Your druggist
Shirkey fc Glaser, gradual* optic
Visit Rlpley's Pharmacy for your
favorite Sundae or Soda.
One lot 100x150 feet and 2-story resi
dence, two doors south of English's
college. Inquir* of Mrs. E. Moller at
residence of R. E. Reid.
Is the World Growing Better?
Many things go to prove that it is. •
The way thousands are trying to help
others is proof. Among them is Mrs.
W. W. Bould, of Pittsfield, N. H.
Finding good health by taking Elec
tric Bitters, she now advises other
sufferers, everywhere, to take them.
"For years I suffered with stomach
and kidney trouble," she writes.
"Every medicine I usad failed till I
took Electric Bitters. But this great
remedy helped me wonderfully."
They'll help any woman. They're the
best tonic and finest liver and kidney
remedy that's made. Try them.
You'll see. 50c at all druggists.
The beer that made Milwaukee
famous on tap at Monahan'a.
ODD FELLOWS PRESENT
SIX VETERAN JEWELS
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Bestow
Honors on Old Members.
More than 200 Odd Fellows and
Rebekahs with their friends enjoyed
the banquet and program at Odd Fel
lows hall last Friday evening. The
principal feature of the evening was
the presentation of veteran jewels to
E. K. Hanna, E. H. Kirkland and E.
L. Young, who have been faithful
members of the lodge for more than
2. r > years. Veteran jewels were also
presented to Mrs. J. A. Perkins, Mrs.
W. A Inman and Mrs. F. A. Metz for
15 years membership in the Rebekah
Noble Grand W. M. Mackey came
down from his new home at Garfield
to act as master of ceremonies. The
evening's festivities started off with
a banquet which was served in the
Masonic hall on the other side of the
building. Tables were spread for 90,
reset for 90 and still others were left
to eat at the third table. Cigars
were enjoyed by he men before re
turning to the Odd Fellows hall
where the following program was
Words of welcome by W. M. Mac
key, N. G.
Recitation by Lena Baker.
Recitation by Florida Hill.
Piano solo, Vera Palmer.
History of the Lodge by J. A. Per
kins, who has been a member for
more than 33 years.
Song by Mrs. Amos Yon Soehnen.
Recitation by Harry Sanders.
Recitation by Mary Plummer.
Presentation of veteran jewels by
W. M. Mackey.
Mandolin solo by Walter Arra
Recitation by Mrs. Williams.
Song, Gladys Sanders.
Presentation of Rebekah jewels by
W. A. Inman.
Song, Harry Sanders.
Captain James Ewart, the only
charter member of Colfax Lodge No.
14 I. O. O. F. Jiving in Colfax and
one of the six living charter mem
bers, was called on and responded
with an interesting description of
early lodge days. Colfax lodge re
ceived its charter in 1878.
"The Third Degree' 1 Makes Good.
'The Third Degree ' presented at
the New Ridgeway .Monday and Tues
day evenings was deserving of a
larger house than it received. Miss
Franklyn Gale, as Annie Jeffries,
and Raymond Whittaker, as Attorney
Brewster, carried their parts very
successfully. Neil Barrett, as Cap
tain Cl'nton, also was good.
Dreifus Rnilris Warehouse.
On Main street just below the In
land depot Dreifus & Co., are build
ing a warehouse 25x80 feet for hold
ing the extra stock called for by
their increasing business. The rail
road company nas laid a new side
track in to the warehouse. The
new building will be complete within
a week or ten days.
Automobile Crank Breaks Arm.
Bernard U. Baber, the popular
secretary of the races at the Whit
man county fair is wearing his right
arm in a sling while attending to his
duties at "the race track this week.
Mr. Baber was cranking John
Bloom's machine Monday night when
the crank kicked back and shattered
a bone in his wrist.
A GOOD POSITION
Can be had by ambitious young
men and women in the field of "Wire
less" or Railway Telegraphy. Since
the 8-hour law become effective, and
since the wireless companies are es
tablishing stations throughout the
country there is a great shortage of
Positions pay beginners from $70
to $90 per month, with good chances
of advancement. The National Tele
graph Institute of Portland, Oregon,
operates under the supervision of R.
R. and Wireless officials, and places
all graduates into positions.
It will pay you to write them for
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famous on tap at Monahan'a.
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We'll guarantee them
to give satisfaction.
UP . .Jewelers & Opticians. .
L) "At the sign of the
V Street Clock."
Friday, Otfober 2 7th I
Positively the last day of the great I
SALE OF PIANOS IN COLFAX. I
This has been the greatest sale of I
Pianos ever known in Colfax, so I
don't fait to buy a Piano from this I
sale. Ifsyon buy from this sale you I
will save $125.00, ami we will give I
you three years to pay for a Piano. I
Fourteen Pianos have been sold I
since we have been here, so don't I
wait. This is a chance of a lifetime. I
Open until i) o'clock every evening. I
MUSIC HOUSE 1
Lippitt Building Colfax, Wash. I
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CoukL ii.ti>iifc v miserable night for the whole family.
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Buy the Dollar size. It contains five times as much aa the 26c else, aad you get with each bottle
a Dr. Herrick's Red Pepper Petrous Plaster for the chest
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■> Fair Grounds This Week
THE GIANT DANCING ROOSTER
The Secretary and the Public pronounce it the funniest thing at the fair.