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BUSY SESSION OF
DIRECT CONTRACTORS TO USE
FLAT BOTTOM IRON CULVERTS
ON NEW ROADS.
ABSTIIACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY < <i M
MISSIONERS, WHITMAN COINTv"
Tin- Board of County Commis.ionors
met, pursuant to adjournment Jw«
ber l«, mi, all the m*£sS%,2g£i
OmUUBNT EXPENSE CLAIMS *i
Carter, G. 8., exp. as Sheriff!" accl
Cole. Win., Exp. as deouty sherl
iff , „
Coif ax Gazette, Ualanc*- on auo
;.!i<•.-• tor Clt-rk -
Corner, Geo. L.. exj. as Deputy v'
Sheriff " „ ftr
Dtetzgen, Bugene, supplies tor
Co. Engineer ... -,
Bastep, J. 8., exp. as Deputy "
Sheriff ■ 0 . 80
Bastep, Mrs. J. b., guarding
Juvenile delinquents . 10 r ft
Glberton Flour Mill Co., feed'for
CO. Farm ](| g0
Ellis, Samuel, exp. County Com
missioner g -Q
Hardy Bros., livery for Sheriff. <; 00
Efaselton'B Cash Grocery. j.to
ceries for indigent .". . . - c^
Hodkins. H. C, salary and exp.
Inspecting bridges 50 35
Hodgkins. H. C, exp. insp«-ctin<'
bridges S 4
Miller, A. 1., exp. County Com
missioner g 90
Miller. Jess, Special Deputy
Sheriff 020 00
Nixon, J. L., livery for Sheriff.. 3.00
Northwestern Mutual Fire Asso
ciation, premium on insurance 11 25
Pioneer Bindery & Printing Co.,
supplies for Auditor <*.OO
I'ione^r BindinK & PrintinK Co.,
supplies for Superintendent... 48.75
MeCaw, J. M., exp. as Co. Engi
neer . 12.00
Shaw & Borden Co., supplies for
Co. Kn^ineer 3.63
ROAD AND IlKIIM.i: CLAIMS AL
Janney, J. "W.. Payment on Codd
Bridge contract $1319.00
Janney. J. W., Repairing Glen
wood bridge 15.00
Palousf* County Improvement
Co.. lumber 109.07
ROAD DISTRICT CLAIMS ALLOWED.
Road DUirict \o. 4.
Fowler. F. C, labor and team. . . $ 24.50
JISTHK HURT COST BILLS ALLOW
LeForp. Campbell, Justice fees,
State vs. Keatie $ 3.00
Canutt Joe, Constable fees, State
vs. Beatie 2.20
Miller. Mabel, witness fee?, State
vs. Beatie 2.20
Smith. Apnes, witness fees. State
vs. Beatie 2.20
LeFors, Campbell, Justice fees.
State vs. Keck 2.50
Canutt. Joe, Constable fees. State
▼s. Keck 2.20
Canutt. Joe. Constable fees. State
vs. 1 >elaney 2.20
Canutt Jo»-. Constable fees. State
vs. Murphy 2.20
Upon the requisition of the proper
Officers of G. A. R. Post No. 62 Tekoa.
an allowance of $20.00 per month for
3 consecutive months was granted
from the Indigent Soldiers Fund to
Upon the application of I. K. Staley.
the Board ordered the cancellation of
$2.60 tax for the year 1910 on a double
assessment of a tract in Pullman.
The hearing in the matter of the
Tekoa-Oakesdale road was continued
to the second meeting in November,
1912- , -
The hearing in the matter of the
Kjack road was continued to November
1911, at 2:00 o'clock I*. M.
Th<- hearing in the matter of the
\V. W. Shirrell road was continued to
Dfcember 4, 1911. at 2:00 o'clock P. M.
The contracts and bonds of Wllßon-
P.ailey Construction Co.. in the matter
of the construction of Whitman County
Improvement Roads Nos. 1 and 2 were
The Board adopted a resolution di
recting the Wilson-Bailey Construction
Company to use flat bottom corrugated
iron culverts where culverts ar<- re
quired in the construction of wnn
nia County Improvement Roads Nos. 1
HISCKIXANKCH S MATTERS.
The Board approved the appoint
ments of .1. B. Ifackey and D. W. i.ip*
comb as Special I>eputy Sheriff* at tin-
Whitman County Fair.
J. B. Fry of Sparse. Washington.
was granted an Auctioneers Ulcense
for the term of one year.
The C. U. & P. S. Railway Company
and K. If. Foster tiled a petition with
Die Board, asking for the vacation -of
Railroad Avenue in the proposed town
of Ewan and a hearing thereon was
set for November 2«, 1911, at 11 o clock
The Board ordered that the salaries
of Miss Carrie Slater, Stenographer,
and Miss Mary Davidson. Head Coplest.
both in the Auditors office, be raised
from $70.00 to $75.00 per month.
Marek & Weber, through their at
torney. C. F. Voorhees. filed with the
Board notice of claim for juu.-b
against Use & Elliott, Contractors on
State Aid Road No. 47. Whitman
°The yßoard adjourned to meet Novem
ber 6 1911, at 10 o'clock A. M.
state of Washington, County of nit
r^M^McCroskey, County Auditor of
Whitman County, State of Wa£hin*ton
do hereby certify that the abojeand
foregoing la a true and abstract
of the proceedings of the Board or
County Commissioners at a meeungr
held October 16. 1911. as 1 verily belie*e.
In Witness Whereof. I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this lah da> of
October. 1911. g M McCROS KEY
County Auditor and Bx-Of
[SEALJ flcio Clerk of the Board of
By B. F. MANRING. Deputy.
CAM. FOR SCHOOL AND < 01-NTY
Notice is hereby given that Whitman
County school warrants »«JP*L. e|Ven
number and warrants number Pven
below, and also county warrants on
the Current, Road and Road and Bndp
funds, will be paid upon Pre r se"ta^S
ai the office of the treasureror saw
Whitman County, in Colfax, Washing
School District No. 1. up to and in
cluding Treasurer's No. StW. g
Sohool District No. 175. Nos. 3 to »,
10 to 12. 14 to 16, inclusive ■ ,dj „
'•urrent Expense, up to and including
Treasurer's No. 2473. in^iuHinir
Road and Bridge, up to and including
Treasurer's No. 246. . .
Road District No. 1. UP t° and
eluding Treasurer's No. 4M>. udin «r
Road District No. 4. up to and including
Treasurer's No. 67. »..„--♦ n n this
Dated at Colfax. Washington, mis
17th day of October. duNCaN .
Shirker * OXMar. gr»4u*t« ©pUe-
COLPAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 20, 1911.
LIME ON THE FARM.
B«tt Way to Test It I* to Try It «n
Lime seems to be needed on parts j
of most farms. It corrects sourness. '
mellows heavy soils, helps light soils I
to retain moisture, favors the growth j
of clover and alfalfa and checks the I
increase of some plant diseases. The
most certain way, according to Pro- j
fessor Brooks of the Massachusetts ;
experiment station, to find out wbetb- '
er lime will help the soil is to try it
on a small plot in a field to be tested.
-^PPly twenty pounds of fresh select
ed lime to two square rods.
Beets are a good test crop, as they
grow better upon a limed plot if the
soil needed lime. An average of about ■
one ton of lime to an acre will usually j
be enough. It can be used at any sea- I
son when the land is not occupied by '
crops and when it can be plowed. It j
may be planted broadcast and worked
Into the soil with a harrow.
Professor Brooks has been looking
up various sources of lime in New '
England markets, and he finds that it i
varies considerably in cost and desir
ability. Quicklime is really the (heap
eat form, because when buying it the
purchaser does not have to pay for
water that is taken up when slaking
One hundred pounds of quicklime j
contains as much essential lime as 132 |
pounds of slaked lime, thirty-two j
pounds being moisture from the air, |
and it contains es much as 178 pounds j
of raw limestone.
Lime can be slaked in small heaps I
by applying just water enough to wet i
the lumps, rising about two pailfuls of j
water to 100 pounds of lime. After a I
few days it will have crumbled to a j
powder. Most farmers slake the lime j
before applying, as the unslaked lime !
is very disagreeable to use, even with
a manure spreader protected with bur
Finely ground limestone or marl
works well on light soils, but ground
limestone costs more for the results
obtained as compared with quicklime.
Sometimes refuse lime from tanneries
is a very cheap source of lime, and it
can usually be had for the hauling.
MAKE FARMHOUSE FIT.
Don't Build Compact City Dwelling on
Your Spreading Green Fields.
In our great cities land is dear and
houses must be adapted to small areas.
Architects have studied how to get the
most house on a limited space because
the man of moderate means cannot af
ford to buy a big lot City houses are
built on these condensed plans and are
very well adapted to such conditions.
But we are sorry to see that some of
these city house plans are being taken
into the country. When set into the
wide space of a farm they look out
of harmony with their surroundings.
The farmhouse should have all the j
comforts and conveniences of the city
house, but it should not look like the
city house. It should be so designed
A COMFORTABLE DWELLING.
as to fit into its surroundings. The
old fashioned farm home, with its air
of comfort and repose, is in better
taste than the modern bobtailed city
house is ou the farm.
Farmhouses can be tasteful and
adapted l« their location without being
expensive, riml it i»;iy* to see that they
are so A tasteful home h;is a sale
value in the i-ouutry just :is it has any
where, ;iii(] farmhouses should lie built
with this ide:; in view.
Above :ill thin, however, is the pleas
ure of living in a tasteful country
home, one that is adapted to its pur
pose and fined to its location. There
is a satisfaction here that is not reck
oned in dollars, but is worth trying to
get—National Stockman and Farmer.
A Good Chick Feed.
For a good cake for chicks as well as
fowls (and also for dogs) take about a
quart of cornmeal. a pint of wheat
bran and a pint of flour. Mix with suf
ficient sour milk to make batter. Add
two teaspoonfuls of soda stirred up in
a little sour milk and salt to taste.
The batter must not be made too thin,
nor should the cakes be allowed to
scorch. One big cake laid on the floor
each day will make the little chicks
grow beyond belief.
Education is our hope for better ag-
riculture. Let us advance every in
terest that will help the cause of edu
Progress in farming is an individual
jroblem from the solution of which
the state, the nation and the world
When planting trees about the house
Bet them quite a distance off, say thir
ty feet. Let the sunshine in and save
One of the first considerations in im
proving country life and in reducing
the drudgery of farm work is the ex
tensive use of improved farm machin
ery. Study your conditions and ex
amine the implement catalogues for
the tools you need. Efficient imple
ments are the farmer's capital and
usually bring profits when properly
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 1911. by Associated Lit
When Albert Cliff astied Auua I'riiu
to marry him he knew that she did
not believe ibe whale swallowed Jo
uah. During their courutbip Lie had
heard her say so twenty different
times. When Anna Prim replied yes
to Albert Cliff's proposal she knew
that he did believe that the whale
swallowed .Jonah, but did not believe
that Daniel was cast to the lions. He
had repeatedly said so. This differ
ence seemed a trlUing thing, and they
went ahead and were married. It
wasn't a month before they had a
clash. It wasn't two before the whole
village of Carrol knew that the couple
were living unhappily.
"Albert," the wife would say. "you
must have thought you were marry
ing a fool. Can a cow swallow a
'Of course not."
"Then how could a whale have swal
lowed a man? 1 tell you Jonah would
have stuck in his throat and choked
him to death in no time."
"Well, what are lions made for?"
the husband would query in reply.
"Made to eat folks up? Always hun
gry? Always after a good thing? If
Daniel bad been cast among them be
would have been dog's meat in ten
seconds. How you can believe such
nonsense is beyond me."
Morning, noon and night it was Jo
nab and Daniel.
Living with ber son five miles away
was an old woman named Aunt Ju
dith Benson. She was frequently In
the village and beard all the gossip.
She was being well treated at her
son's, but after bearing so much about
Jonah and Daniel a bright idea came
to her. She went to town and called
on Mrs. Cliff. It was an hour after
dinner, and Mrs. Cliff was still furious
over what had been said at the noon
"Look here, now." began the old
woman after a bit, "you are right and
your husband is wrong. Never in this
living world did the whale swallow
"That's what I've told Albert a
thousand times over," replied the
wife. "But he's a regular mule about
it. He wouldn't give in if he was to
die for it."
"But you can't keep on this way,
"Of course not. I shall have to
"Well. 1 dunno about that. I've call
ed to tell you of a case i knew about.
A husband and wife used to dispute
about the Bible just as you do. Nei
| ther would give in. Just as they were
I going to separate the wife's auut
J came and posted her what to do. She
was not to speak to her husband for
"But how could they get along that
"Why. through the aunt. Each
spoke through her. She acted as the
"But I have no aunt to come here."
"No, you poor child, and that's my
errand. I have come to say that 1
will take an aunt's place. You can
stand it, but In a month he'll get
down on his knees to you and give up
"Yes. I think so," replied the wife.
"Yes. he's got to give up me or Jo
nah. When can you comeV"
"Why, right now. I can send for
my clothes, you know."
"And who's to explain to Albert?"
"1 am. You are not to speak to him
at all. Mebbe he'll cave in at once.
If he don't then we must make him
It was settled that way. When the
husband came home to supper that
; night he found a strange woman in
the bouse and his wife not present.
As he looked for an explanation Mrs.
Benson gave her name and added:
"Mr. Cliff, you believe in Jonah and
the whale, I understand?"
"You bet 1 do!"
"And you don't believe in Daniel and
the lions' den?"
"You bet 1 don't!"
"Well, your wife has decided not to
speak to you again until you do."
"Then 1 wou't speak to her."
"That's what I am here for. All talk
j ing will be done through me. 1 shall
not favor either you or your wife, but
So the silly, foolish project started
out, and of course things were made
! worse than before.
How that old woman did stuff her
self at table! How she did get up tittle
lunches! She ordered whatever she
chose from the grocery, and while hus
| band and wife raged about it they
j couldn't say anything. She was there
as the dove of peace, and the dove
never had such a good time in her life.
She even wore Mrs. Cliffs clothes and
told Mr. Cliff to his face that he ought
to buy lump sugar for tea instead of
granulated; also that she was used
to fresh meat three times a day.
The end came at last, and fully two
months before Mrs. Bemson had calcu
lated on it. She was at a neighbor's
gossiping one afternoon when the car
penter came home for a tool and found
his wife alone and weeping. He stood
and looked at her for a minute, and
then his heart smote him, and he ex
"Anna, durn Jonah!"
"Albert, durn Daniel!" she replied
through her tears.
"I've been a fool!"
"And so have I!"
And when Aunt Judith came in she
got the bounce, and there was never
another Biblical dispute in that boose.
Old Time Trade Signs.
I On nearly all street corners even In
i the largest metropolis of Europe may
I be found relics of the middle ages and
;0f the earliest times. Take, for in
stance, the wooden image of a shoe.
which every cobbler hangs out above
I his door. It goes back for its origin
Ito the Rome of the pre-Christian era.
I in the ruins of the lava buried cities
of Uerculaneum and Pompeii many
I shop signs of stone and terra cotta I
have been discovered, the forerunners \
jof those that for centuries adorned '
the highways not ouly of Europe, but
iof the new world. Among them was
I the emblem of the shoemaker s trade. ■
I a Cupid carrying a dainty pair of wo- ;
i men's shoes. But the Romans did not !
! stop there. They used the image of a '
goat to indicate the dairies, that of a ;
mule driving a mill to point out the ;
bakers' shops and a bush of evergreen
to direct the thirsty traveler to a tav- :
' era. This particular sign gave rise to j
the English proverb. "Good wine needs j
j no bush."
The View From an Aeroplane.
It is a great surprise to Che uiiinl
tlated to sco how uniform the surface i
of the earth appears when viewed
: from a great altitude Although mdi |
1 vidual objects are hard to identify, I
! such things as rivers, lakes and rail- [
• roads are easily recognized by their j
I contour, direction or some slight mdi- i
j viduality or characteristic which can !
! readily be shown upon a map. e«pe- ,
' cially if the maps are made or correct
ed by men who fly above the earth 1
i and get an accurate and literal bird's- j
eye view of its surface. Objects j
which seem to loom up with the great
j est clearness to one standing on the !
j surface of the earth appear very dif
ferent and quite insignificant when j
I viewed from above, while a patch of
i colored soil which would not be no- j
I ticed at all by a person standing on i
I the ground is a most valuable land- j
i mark to the air sailor. — Columbian |
Many visitors to the southwestern
states and Mexico have amused them
selves by watching the queer motions
of "jumping beans." the seed vessels
of a plant, each of which contain the
pupa of an insect whose spasmodic
movements cause the bean to hop and
More remarkable are the "jumping
cocoons" found in South Africa. The
cocoon is formed by the mother in
sect and is very hard. The pupa when
ready to emerge must cut its way out.
The front of its head has a sharp,
chisel-like edge, and by driving this
against the inside of the shell it grad
ually makes a hole. The violent mo
tions of the pupa within cause the co
coon to leap so that one has been seen
to spring out of a small glass tumbler
—St. Louis Republic.
Saved Storage Charges.
Young men with meager salaries
evolve financial makeshifts abhorrent
to the moral and physical sensibilities
of their opulent elders. Said one
young sprig of boarding house gentil
ity to another who expected to seek
new quarters upon his return from a
two months' trip on the road:
"What are you going to do with all
this personal truck that is cluttering
up your room? It will cost you any
how a dollar a month for storage."
"Not the way I am working things,"
said the man who was going away.
"I have purposely refrained from pay-
Ing board for four weeks, and the land
lady will hold my stuff. Of course 1
shall square up when I come back
and get it again, and in the meantime
she will give it free storage."—New
Try Schlitz beer at Monacal c.
Cheapest accident insurance—Dr.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil. Stops the pain
and heals the wound. All druggists
The beer that made Milwaukee
famous on tap at Monahat c.
We Are Out of the
High Bent District
Consequently we are
in a petition 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.
GEO. L. CORNELIUS
UTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE HOSPITAL
Repairing ot all kinds.
Opp. Main Street School COLFA2
#f§§j|j^ Eyes Tested
'mßiyS^Ji and Glasses fitted by
State Registered Opticians
BHIRKEY At OLABER
HER HAIR GREW
That's Why a Thankful Womiin
Recoauaeada Parisian Sa^e.
V. T. McCroekey will Bell you a
fifty cent bottle of PARISIAN SAGE
and guarantee it to banish dandruff,
Btop falling hair and itching scalp,
or money hack. It s a delightful
hair dressing that makes hair lus
trous and fascinating.
"In the spring I was recovering
from a severe case of erysipelas,
which left me virtually bald on the
front of my head and next to my
ears. The hair kept coming out
rapidly and nothing I used stopped
my getting entirely bald, until I used
two bottles of PARISIAN SAGE. This
tonic made my hair start to grow in
and, in fact grew me a good fair
amount of hair, and it has entirely
stopped my hair falling out.
It is with pleasure that I give a
public recommend to PARISIAN
SAGE, which I know is a wonder."
Mrs. Ella Gilchrist, W. Pitt St., Bed
The best plaster. A piece of flan
nel dampened with Chamberlain's
Liniment and bound over the affected
parts is superior to a plaster and
costs only one-tenth as much. For
sale by all dealers.
Is th«> World Growing Better?
Many things go to prove that it is.
j The way thousands are trying to help
| others is proof. Among them is Mrs.
jW. W. Bould, of Pittsneld, X. H.
| Finding good health by taking Elec
! trie Bitters, she now advises other
| sufferers, everywhere, to take them,
j "For years I suffered with stomach
I and kidney trouble," she writes.
j "Every medicine I used 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'g.
Don't trifle with a cold is good ad
vice for prudent men and women. It
may be vital in case of a child. There
is nothing better than Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for coughs and colds
in children. It is safe and sure. For
sale by all dealers.
For plumbing, material and sup-
P-*«s, call on J. b. Brown. Pnone
A CiOOD 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
NO x ICE.
I have turned my books and ac
counts over to Pattison, Stotler &
Pattison for collection. Those in
debted to me will please call at their
office for settlement.
A. E. STUHT.
It's Kqual Don't Exist.
No one has ever made a salve, oint
ment or balm to compare with Buck
lens Arnica Salve. It's the one per
fect healer of Cuts, Corns, Burns,
Bruises, Sores, Scalds, Boils, Ulcers,
Eczema, Salt Rheum. For Sore Eye 6,
Cold Sores, Chapped Hands or
Sprains it's supreme. Unrivaled for
Piles. Try it. Only 25c at all drug
You are not experimenting on
yourself when you take Chamber
| lain's Cough Remedy for a cold as
j that preparation has won its great
j reputation and extensive sale by its
remarkable cure 6of colds, and can
always be depended upon. It is
equally valuable for adults and chil-
I dren and may be given to young chil
dren with implicit confidence as it
contains no harmful drug. Sold by
STRIKE -then, you'll believe
what physicians say about
Black Havana cigars. Then,
you'll be willing to smoke
light, soothing Havana and
domestic blends like the
Gen 1. Arthur
Miw 10c Cigar
M. A. Gunst C& Co., Distributors
For any special bargain in
I have a buyer. Money to loan in
large or small amounts on Farm
or City Property.
RICHARD H. REID
102 Main St. Golfax, Wash.
U'lUPri JSmH t/ >^
BOTH SIIM.S OF
Your wife Is able to economize—
you're able to have the very best that
your money can buy! At this gro
cery you will find it always pays to
deal—getting the very best of whole
some, pure food* always at tthe min
PbMM Main 71.
Krwin & Son, I'rops.
GIVE IT OIL!
( An engine ie oJled a number of times
daily, and "ivstH" half of every 24
hours. Your watch runs day and
night continuously; but when was it
last oiled? The delicate pivots may
be grinding away on dry jewels. Can
' you afford to ruin your watch
through neglect? better bring it to
me before the injury goes further,
All work guartinUMMl to give satiafac
| tion, and my prices are right. Am
| located in Ripley's Pharmacy.
R. W. PHIPPS.
Farm Land for Sale
Best Wheat Lands in Western
Whitman County at $25.00 per
acre and np. Write for list and
terms. Old Line Insurance and
GEORGE W. TAYLOR
PIONEER REAL EBTATE ACENT
LaCkosse, - - Wash.
CHASE & SANBORN
in several different blends la
W. HL Lacey
Tbe Leading Grocery
Tell us your wants —we'll
In Standard Old Line Company.
H. E. FUNSTON
ROSALIA - - WASHINGTON
DO YOU KNOW
that we are very successful in
getting nice photos of Children?
All other subjects are easy to
See name on display case.
Still have some of those
You can have one for
Laundry Work Promptly Done
Phone Black 521
GOLFAX ICE & FUEL GO.
N. J. HUNT, Manager
Wood and Goal
Rock Springs Nut and lump
TELEPHONE MAIN 791
J. B. Brown sells the famous Aer
moter, the best windmills ia the
world. Piaone 244.