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[PERSONAL NEWS NOTES OE THE CITY
William Ruddock of the state land
department, and in charge of the I
district east of the mountains was a
Colfax visitor Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sutherland of I
Newport, ar eguests at the home of!
Dr. Palamountain this week.
Miss Emma Vermylie of Pullman i
has been a guest at the home of F Ml
English for a few days.
Dr. W. T. Jane, a professor in one
of the medical colleges at San Fran
cisco, stopped off here Monday to
visit his college chum, Dr. W B
C. G. Campbell and Charles Bucher
were down on Snake river in the
vicinity of Riparia for a few days
the latter part of last week hunting
■ducks and enjoying outdoor life.
S. D. Lommison came down from
Spokane last Friday to attend the I
Odd Fellows' banquet that evening, i
C. W. Kessler of St. John, was in
Colfax on business last Friday.
E. L. Young, for 2f> years an Odd
Fellow, was down from his home!
near Spokane last Friday night to
attend the Odd Fellows' banquet.
Miss Winifred Windus of Pullman,!
spent Saturday and Sunday with i
Miss Rita Hamilton in this city.
J. L. Powell of Endicott, visited!
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Powell in this city Sunday.
Sam Hicks, formerly assistant
cashier in the Farmers' State Bank, j
to his work as grain buyer ''■
at Ritzville Tuesday after a few days' I
stay at the home of R. R. Anderson
in this city.
J. O. Mattoon, county superintend- i
«?nt of schools, was in Spokane Tues
■day to address the county teachers'
institute, which has been in session
there this week.
Mrs. W. J. Windus and Mrs. R. j
H. Vermilye of Pullman have been!
spending a few days with Colfax'
W. C . McCoy of Cakesdale was a
Colfax and county fair visitor Tues
Rev. j. Herbert Bainton was a
Spokane visitor Monday and Tuesday \
to hear Gip?> Smith and on business.
lin. W. J. Hamilton, Mrs. Lena
Woodward, Miss Rita Hamilton,
Bernard Baber and Bert Bragg made
an automobile trip to Lewiston last I
Friday to attend the closing of the |
Charles Cloyd of Morrisonville, In
diana, is spending the week with his >
aunt, Mrs Thomas Baker.
Mrs. Edwin True of Spokane, ar
rived Monday for a few days' visit'
with hei mother, Mrs. Thomas Baker.
Mrs. Greene of Spokane, has been
spending the week with her old
friend of pioneer days, Mrs. S. Ma
J. J. Wigen of Penawawa was in
town Wednesday. He has recently
rented his farm at Penawawa and
moved to Moscow for a time.
\ R. C. Irvine, editor of the Tekoa j
Made, is having a vacation from
newspaper work this week and is
attending the county fair as a mem
ber of Tekoa's crack little band.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Schmuck of Walla
Walla, are visiting old friends in this
city this week and stopping at the
home of Mrs. H. I. Willis.
Charles Boatright of St. John, was
in this city Monday and Tuesday, a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. Kuhn, while
on his way to Johnson.
Mrs. Frank Vollendorff and chil
dren of Walla Walla, are visiting
relatives in this city this week.
J. M. Mohney left on Wednesday
for a month's visit to his old home
at Three Rivers, Mich. Mr. Mohney
came (o the Palouse country 34 years,
ago from Michigan.
President L. L. Bruning of the
state embalming board was in Seat
tle Saturday to conduct an examina
tion for embalmers' licenses. There
were nine candidates to take the exa
W. S. IfcM&sters of Farmington, j
was in Colfax Wednesday.
Mrs. C. v. Brown, Mrs. Jerome
Day, Mrs. John Mix and Mrs. Owens
of Moscow are visiting with .Mrs. W.
N. Thomas this week and attending:
Alfred Olson of Tekoa was in town
Monday and acted as spokesman for j
th<> delegation from Tekoa who at- j
tended the hearing before the com-!
missioners on the Tekoa-Oakesdale
* Miss Ada Doolittle goes to Spo
kane Monday for an extended visit
at the home of Charles Larkin.
Mrs. E. N. Beach and Mrs. John
Hloom of Palouse leave on Saturday
for a visit at Three Rivers, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Choate, of Mos
cow, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Jesse during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin McCroskey
of Oakesdale, are spending the week
visiting with their brothers m the
Mrs. Anna McCroskey of Tennessee
Flat is spending the week with ncr
son, V. T. McCroskey.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Stanley were
down from Pullman Wednesday tak
ing in the fair.
Miss Mabel Adams is in the city
from Silverton, Oregon, the guest 01
her cousin Dolph Coolidge.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Howard of
St. John were Colfax visitors during
Miss Pearl Cornelius of P"llm* n
spent last Sunday with her aunt. Mrs.
E. W. Weinberg.
Mrs Edwin Hill of Walla Walla,
is the guest of Mrs. A. Ritz during
Mrs. C. E. Sandin arrived from
Ashby. Minnesota, Monday and win
spend the winter visiting her daugh
ters, Mrs. N. E. Yelle and Mrs. C. w.
COLFAX GAZETTE, OOLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 20, 1911.
Lindsay in Colfax and afthe home
of J. H. Wilson near Palouse. Mr.
and Mrs. Yelle were in Spokane Sun
day to meet Mrs. Sandin.
i County Engineer John M. McCaw
left Wednesday night for Wenatchee
to attend the annual meeting of the
county engineers of the state on
Thursday and the Good Roads con
vention on Friday and Saturday.
Mra. L. T. Schlibin returned Tues
day from a few weeks' visit in Spo
J. B. Lorch and George Traviß
were visitors in Rosalia and Maiden
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cassady of
Willada have been spending a few
days thi.s week at the home of his
father, Sam Cassady.
Mrs. Charles Boyd, Mrs. S. E. Rat
liff, Miss Rose Laird and Miss Allena
Baker went to Moscow Saturday
nighr returning the following day
to Palouse where they were m-^t by
Mr. Boyd and Mr. Ratliff and drove
M. C. Taylor returned the first of
the week from southern Alberta,
where he has been looking al'f^r his
extensive land interests.
William Torrence left last Satur
day for Alberta on a few days' trip
to look after his property interests.
Frank Doney went to Kalispell,
Montana, Tuesday on a business trip.
George D. Brown, a Moscow capi
talist, was in Colfax the latter part
of last week.
John Lyons and Ed. Johnson, Spo
kane capitalists, have been in Colfax
this week attending the fair and
looking after their business interests.
J. S. Clemgard, county commis
sioner from 1900 to 1304, W. E.
Hanson of the Farmers State bank
and G. E. Hanson were among the
Pullman delegation to the fair
Miss Helen James returned from
Harvard, Idaho, yesterday.
Miss Bina Wilson of Benge, has
been a guest of friends in town this
week. The only single man on the
sheriff's force has been wearing
smiles all week.
G. A. Miller and George Strange,
deputy United States marshals, have
been in Colfax this week looking af
ter the band of Coeur d' Alene In
dians and people woo might be in
clined to sell liquor to the Indians.
J. W. Poteet returned a few days
ago from southern Idaho, where he
has been on his ranch for the past
six months. He is planning to return
to Idaho in the spring.
A. Coolidge was down from Spo
Mr. and Mrs. V. Kuhn of Pullman
are spending the week at. the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jess.
Mr. and Mrs. Tabor LaFolletle,
Mr. and Mrs. James Holt and Mrs. j
Waters of Pullman, Mr. Nero of Spo
kane and Mrs. W. R. Schott of Tekoa I
have been visiting at the home of
\V. J. Hamilton this week.
Miss Elna Swanson of Garfield was
a guest at the home of ( has. L.
Chamberlain last week.
COLFAX SOCIETY NOTES
Eastern star to Kntertain.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Davis will be the scene next Tues
day evening of the first Eastern Star
social function since early in the
summer. The committtee in charge
of the party is Mr. and Mrs. Davis,
Misses Minnie and Margaret Oliver
and Mr. and Mrs. John Hart.
The Helping Hand club of the
Christian church will give a Hal
loween social at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. If. Baker Friday evening,
October 27. Refreshments will be
served for 1<» cents. All are cordially
In honor of the birthday of Chas.
L. Chamberlin, his daughter Dorothy
planned a surprise on her father last
Saturday evening. She invited the
Alaho Club to spend the evening as
guests of the occasion. A pleasant
time was enjoyed by those present.
The evening was spent in games and
at the close, refreshments were serv
Sewing Club Meet*.
The ladies of the Sewing club of
the Catholic church will meet with
Mrs. P. Codd Thursday afternoon,
B. C B. Club to Kntertain.
Invitations are out for a dancing
party to be given by the B. C. B. club
at the Armory Monday evening,
Professor J. L. Fuss returned to
his home at Diamond Saturday after
being in St. Ignatius hospital a week
recovering from the effects of an
acetylene gas explosion. He declares
he will be able to resume his school
work next Monday.
Mrs. J. L. Preston left the hospital
Tuesday making a splendid recovery.
Mrs. Roy Smith of Steptoe, left the
hospital Tuesday greatly improved
since an operation for gall stones
three weeks ago.
Mrs. Charles Unzicker of Rebel
Flat underwent an operation for
Roy Smith, deputy in the county
treasurer's office, was taken to the
hospital Wednesday suffering wi^h a
trouble which had the symptoms of
The only Baking Powder made
NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE
Hugh C. Todd Would Like to See
Hugh C. Todd, who is now practic
ing law in Seattle, was in Colfax this
week renewing old acquaintances
and looking after his political fences.
While in town Mr. Todd took occas
ion to say something in favor of a
Carnegie library which has previous
ly been advocated by the Gazette.
In speaking of Colfax Mr. Todd said:
"I notice with a great deal of
pleasure the many improvements go
ing on in Colfax. Especially fine is
the pavement of the streets, which
become necessary if Colfax was to
go ahead. The fair is above the
standard and a credit to the manage
ment and Whitman county.
"What I would like to see next in
Colfax is a Carnegie library. I take
no stock in the "tainted money"
argument against it. It is a necessi
ty in the social life of a community
of this size, and it is a shame the
young men and women of Colfax and
all its citizens have not the advant
age of a public library. The new
citizens are the first to notice this
lack and the older residents have
been so long without it, yet they
need only to have it mentioned to
see its need in both a moral and edu
During the past week marriage li
censes have been issued by the county
auditor as follows:
J. F. Parker and his brother's
widow, Mrs. E. E. Parker, both of
Winona, October 14.
W. E. Stone and Edith E. Kenedy,
both of Rosalia, October 16.
William H. Parvin of Colfax and
Winifred I. Farnsworth of Albion,
Arthur F. Larue of Edmonton, Al
berta, and Mary Davis of Sunset,
G. B. Hague and Miss Ada Taylor,
both of Colfax, October 18.
0.-W. R. & X. Pays $150,223.
County Treasurer W. M. Duncan
received taxes amounting to $1,10,
--223.62 from the 0.-W. R. & N. com
pany Wednesday afternoon. This
amount includes $77,198.62 for the
1909 tax and $73,020 for the 1910
tax. The railroad company had held
back their real estate taxes pending
a court decision which was recently
made in their favor. The suit was
brought on because the state tax
commission ordered the railroad's as
sessment raised after the state board
of equalization had fixed the assess
ment. Whitman county is short
about $73,000 from the amount
which should have been received had
the taxes been paid on time.
Marrying Minister is Popular.
Rev. N. M. Jones, pastor of the
Colfax Methodist church is getting
the title of the "Marrying Minister."
During the past week he has married
the following couples: V. A. Canutt
and Miss Oak L. Butcher, both of
Colfax, last Thursday evening at the
parsonage; J. F. Parker and Mrs. E.
E. Parker, both of Winona, last Sat
urday; Wm. H. Parvin of Colfax and
Miss Winnifred I. Farnsworth of Al
bion, Wednesday morning; Arthur
F. Larue of Edmonton, Alberta, and
Miss Mary Davis of Sunset, Wednes
day afternoon at the court house; G.
B. Hague and Miss Ada Taylor, both
of Colfax, at the parsonage Wednes
day afternoon at f> o'clock.
Extending Tax Rolls.
Assessor Geo. W. Walter and dep
uty. Miss White, began Tuesday on
the work of extending the tax rolls.
Several school districts and towns
have not yet sent in their estimates
although the legal limit was passed
October 10. Mr. Walter says if the
estimates are not received within a
few days it will be too late and the
slow districts and towns will not
have any money coming to them.
A son, to City Attorney and Mrs.
J. H. Sherfey, October 17.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Eldredge wish
to announce that their dining room
at 28 Mill street is open to the pub
lic. Good meals will be served at 25
With a view of closing out what
nursery stock I have yet on hand, I
ha^e 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, I expert a large number of
Soothes itching skin. Heals cuts or
burns without a scar. Cures piles,
eczema, salt rheum, any itching.
Doan's Ointment. Your druggist
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate optic
Visit Ripley's Pharmacy for your
favorite Sundae or Soda.
FOUR IN_OLD PERU.
The Mystic Number About Which Cen
tered All Their Beliefs.
The Peruvians cared nothing for any
of the supposed mystic properties of
either three, five or seven. To them
the four was sacred, and around it
they intwlued the main features of
all their religious ceremonies and
queer beliefs. They believed the earth
to be a square divided into four parts
and suspended from the heavens by
four cords, oue at each of the four
corners. AH of their cities were quar
tered by four principal streets running
from a square in the center. They
held four annual feasts in honor of
the moon, the "silver slater of the
To them eternity was to be divided
into four periods of time, each com
posed of four times 4.000 years, and at
the end of each of these cycles the sun
was to be blotred out of existence. They
prayed to the four winds, or to "ye
gods that dwell at the four corners of
the earth." To them the rains came
from four enormous heavenly turtles
that vomited dampness, and tbe four
winds from the lungs of the four gi
gantic caryatids which stand at the
four cardinal points of paradise. The
above are but a small portion of the
fours alluded to in the legends of the
OLD SAMOAN MATS.
Precious Heirlooms That Are Treas
ured by the Natives.
Among the curious customs of the
Samoans is that of making heirlooms
of mats. By some simple process of
reasoning the mat has come to be iden
tified with the family, as the hearth
stone is traditionally sacred among tbe
The Samoan mats are really fine
specimens of art. The people esteem
' them much more highly than any ar
ticle of European manufacture, and
the older they are the more they are
regarded. Some of them have names
known all over the Samoan group.
The oldest is called Moe-e Fui-Fui, or
"Tbe man that slept among the creep
ers." It got this title by reason of the
fact that It had been bidden away for
years among the creeping convolvulus
that grows wild along the seashore. It
is known to be 200 years old. as the
names of its owners during that pe
riod can be traced.
The possession of one of these old
mats gives the owner great power—in
fact it is a title deed to rank and prop
erty, from the Samoan standpoint says
Harper's Weekly, it is no matter if
the mats are tattered and worn out
Their antiquity is their value, and for
some of tbe most cherished of them
large sums of money would be refused.
A Bitter Controversy.
The Shakespeare-Bacon controversy
formed the subject of debate at a well
known theatrical school not long ago
On both sides the orators were would
be actresses, and pro and con tbe dis
cussion was feminine and furious. It
seemed at first that the ardent par
tisanship of the fair oppouems wou'd
preclude the possibility of harmonious
conclusion. But tbe last speaker, in
the nervousness of her first public
speech, suggested common ground.
"Ladles." she said, speaking rapidly,
"I think there has been much misap
prehension as to the real truth of the
Baconian theory. I stand ready to
show that the great plays we know
so well were written not by Shake
speare or by Bacon, but by Bacon and
Shakespeare in collision!"
Amid laughter and applause the de
bate was declared a tie.—New York
To economical minds there must be a
certain waste implied in the making
of a new crown for every queen. Set
this has been the rule. Queen Alexan
dra and Queen Victoria both had
crowns made for them, and it was
Queen Adelaide who was the first to
rebel against a hired crown. "I will
not wear a hired crown." she said to
tbe minister who was discussing the
matter with her. "Do you think it
right I should?" "Madam, the late
king (George IV.) wore ona" "Well, I
will not 1 do not like it I have
jewels enough to make one for my
self." "In that case," interposed the
king, "they will have to pay for tbe
setting." "No. no," replied Adelaide.
"1 will pay for It all myself." And
this was the course adopted.—London
Ona Coll Animals.
Only one cell animals which have no
differentiation are immortal and nev
er grow old. Physical Immortality,
deathless youth. Is possible, but you
mast be an infusorian or a yeast plant
to attain it. and one wouldn't even be
a clam or a Jellyflsb tor the price.
The process has no limits any more
than it has beginnings. Life is Just
that one-third dying that two-thirds
may lire, whether it be the single cell
or the body.-Dr. Woods Hutculnson in
I will sell at Public Auction, at the Anderson Barn in
Colfax, Washington, on
Thursday, November 2, 1911
The following described property:
25 - head of good young Horses -25
All Good Work Stock, including
Twelve head of mares from 3 to 5 years old,
One Percheron Stallion 9 yrs., weight 1800
TERMS OF SALE—Twelve months' time will be given on
notes of approved security bearing io per cent interest. Five per
cent discount for cash.
Sale begins at I o'clock p. m,
J. W. CARROLL, Owner
COL. L. STROBEL, Auctioneer.
HIGH PRICED PEACHES.
Tho Ones Thoy Had In London, P«r-
haps, but Not In New York.
They walked into the breakfast room
at one of the big New York hotels the
other day—finicky, precise and quer
ulous. They bad Just returned from
a tour of Europe and gave that conti
nent the big talk at every chance.
"Have you no South African
peaches?" they asked plaintively. "We
have been stopping at the Savoy In
London, and there were plenty of
South African peaches."
The hotel manager was found. Ho
hastened to the complaining ones.
Certainly the hotel had South African
peaches. They were Imported espe
cially for the hotel guests; came from
%he same peach orchard that the Sa
toy's peaches did. The faces of tbe
traveled persons did not light up with
joy and appreciation, as one would
"How much are they?" they asked
with a singular timidity.
"Three dollars each," said the hotel
manager. The traveled persons prompt
ly protested. "But we only paid—haw
—$2.50 for them at the Savoy," said
they. The hotel manager expressed
his regret at the overcharge. He said
they might bave them at the same
price that they paid at the Savoy In
London, and how many would they
like to have?
"Haw, Alfred," said one of the plain
tive traveled persons to the other
plaintive traveled person, "let us have
—haw—one of those deab old fawshion
ed breakfasts of bam and eggs."
"Right, old dear," said Alfred.
The hotel manager went away grin
ning softly to himself. He bad never
bad any peaches from South Africa.—
FOR PICK SALE
THE BP;ST SITE ON
With stores and offices
on ground floor.
with natural advantages
for above named uses.
COLFAX INSURANCE AND
We Are Out of the
High Rent District
Consequently we are
in a position to save
you r oney on any
thing you need in the
Wood or Coal
Let us hear from you
STANDARD LUMBER GO.
Phone Main 21.
DO YOU KNOW
that we are very successful in
getting nice photos of Children?
All other subjects are easy to
Sec name on display case,
LOST—In Colfax or on the Almota
road, Saturday, October 7, a leath
er suit case, red and satin lined,
containing woman's apparel. Find
er please leavp at this office.
~~~~MONEY T\ >
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of
dollars to loan on farm land. Tha
Garfield Land Co., Garfleld, Wash.
WANTED—Six or eight young men
for private boarding house. Call
at 8 Vz Perkins avenue.
WANTED—To place an agency for
the Maxwell and Stoddard-Daytou
automobiles for Colfax and vicini
ty. We hare the only ailent knight
6-cylinder in America. Addrett
C. H. Hornbeck Auto. Co., Spo
WANTED—Description and price of
land land for sale from owners
only. State location and terms.
Address Lock Box 696, Colfax.
LIVE STOCK WANTED—I am la
the market to buy hogs and cattl*
and will pay the highest market
price. Will be In Colfax Friday and
Saturday of each week at the Hotel
Colfax. Either write or phone
A. J. LOGSDON.
WANTED—GirI wanted for general
house work. Enquire of Mrs. Ben
Burgunder, 14 Wawawai street.
WANTED—Laborers. Warren Con
FOR SALE—Small farm not far
from town. Long time, low inter
est and not much cash down. See
owner, Mrs. H. If. Moffatt at the
FOR SALE—My ranch of about 360
acres, 8 miles north of Colfax at
Blackwell Station on the S. & I.
railroad; adapted for wheat and
dairying. About 80 acres fall
wheat and 100 summer fallow;
rich land, plenty water, fair build
ings, good fences. Grain ware
house right at the ranch. $25,000.
one-third cash, balance at 7 per
cent. Particulars, address S. D.
O'NEAL, owner. Lawyers Block.
San Diego, Cal.
FOR SALE—Some fine White Wyan
dotte cockerels. Address J. L.
POWELL, Endicott, Wash.
FOR SALE —My house at 909 Lak<j
street. Make me an offer. A. R.
BRASHEAR, Kiesling, Wash.
Cheap Lands. Easy Terms.
320 acres near Revere at |12.50.
440 acres near Maiden at $10.
285 acres near Rosalia at f 10.
240 acres near Spangle at $50.
Only a fifth down. Only 7 per cent
W. H. GOFF, Colfax, Waah.
Have you seen the large Portrait
in the display case at the
FOR FAIR WEEK ONLY
If you have your Photo made.
Cabinet size, you will receive one
of those beautiful Portraits free
of charge. The large one will be
J made from the plate your Cabi
net photos were made from and
will be the same, only that much
larger. lam doing this to ad
vertise that line of work, and all
! we ask you to do is to show it to
your friends and tell them where
'it v/as made. Yours for every
thing best in Photos,
C. S. RICKER.
CORNER MAIN ANO CANYON
"Where Everybody Goes"
"The Fall of Troy"
In Two Parts
A $30,000 reproduction of the
Great Trojan War.
Matinee 11 to 1 Evg. 6 to 10