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EVENTS OF INTEREST TO GAZETTE
READERS TRANSPIRE IN MANY
L. N. Chase uas sold his milk route
in this city to W. B. Bauison. Mr.
Chase is troubled witu rueumatisai
and nncis tie is unable to serve his
customers. He will continue vis
dairy and ship to a creamery com
pany in Spokane.
J. B. bass 6i Son, who have been
conducting the Banquet restaurant
for a lew weeks, have given it up.
A. li. Graves, formerly wire cnief
for the Pacific telephone compauv,
has gone to (irangeville to accept
management of the exchange at ttiat
John P. Ballard, who has conduct
ed a shoemaker's business here for
some time, has sold out and with nis
wife has gone to Aliaina, Oklahoma,
where they have a son living.
James W. Gwinn returned a few
days ago from the Selway National
forest where he has been employed
during the summer with a U. S. geo
logical surveying crew.
Miss Cecil Harding is well on the
road to recovery from an attack of
typhoid fever which she contracted
while attending Whitman college at
Walla Walla. She is at her home in
O. A. Smith has gone to Hot Lake,
Oregon, to take treatment for rheu
Burglars in Tekoa are showing a
fondness for typewriters. Two ma
chines were stolen from the of lice of
the Jay-lrwin company and one from
the of lice Of the 0.-W. R. A; N.
Mrs. James Hall, who lives about
ten miles from Tekoa, had two ribs
broken and received a badly bruised
ankle in a runaway accident a few
W. 11. Thompson was in town last
week arranging for the delivery of
14,500 bushels of wheat and 160 tons
of oats which he has sold to the
Northern Grain & Warehouse com
D. J. Telford has moved his bakery
from the rear of the Golden West ho
tel to the new building on Warner
The name of th.? Maiden orchestra
has been changed to the Harris-
Colonel John Sobreski, lecturer,
will appear in Maiden Tuesday even
ing, November 14.
The Lady Conductors of Maiden
are planning to give a grand Thanks
giving ball Thursday evening, No
vember 30. It is expected to be the
social event of the season.
Sam dayman and bride arrived
from Chicago last week and will
make their home in this city.
Two car loads of thoroughbred
Shorthorn cattle have been shipped
in from Oregon by Morrow & Hamp
ton. There were 84 head in the
Some fall wheat, which has sprout
ed, has died in spots on account of
the dry weather.
R. C. Park has gone to California
for the winter hoping to improve his
G. W. Troupe has traded 40 acres
of land southwest of this place and a
house in Walla Walla for a tract in
Charles Blickenderfer is deputy
cttj clerk and has the registration
books at the Bank of Farmington.
Do not fail to register. There are!
only a few days left.
The Farmington Cornet band was \
organized last week and Prof. C. L. ;
Peregrine of Antone has been en
gaged as instructor. The band offi
cers are, Rex Hevel, president; Chas.
Btlckenderter, secretary and treasur-1
er. Professor Peregrine and family
will take up their residence in Farm- :
U. V. Butler has rented his farm i
and has gone to Arizona for the win-:
ter iv the hope of benefiting his I
A sensation was sprung in society i
circles a few evenings ago when at a ,
meeting of the Pine Knot club the I
announcement was made of the mar- i
riage of Miss Hannah Walker toj
Michael L. Brazil of Minneapolis on
August 12. The bride has been man- i
ager of the Pullman office of the Pa- j
cific Telephone company for the past!
year. Mr. Brazil was a visitor here j
this summer and the wedding was
secretly solemnized at Moscow just
before he returned to his home.
W. W. Haas, who has been run-!
ning the Alton hotel for a few weeks, j
closed up all business here a few,
days ago and left for parts unknown, i
A. E. Smith, wire chief for the j
telephone company who fell from a
pole three weeks ago and injured his
spine, is not getting along as well as
his friends would wish.
Prof. Rudolph Weaver Is prepar
ing plans for the president's mansion
on the college campus.
Mrs. Emma B. Kellog and George
James, both of this city were married
at Lewiston last week and have gone
to Chicago on their honeymoon.
New dark green uniforms have
been ordered by the band. To pay
for them a contest is being conducted
and a fair lady will be chosen as a
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLPAX, WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 10, 1911.
princess to represent Rosalia at the
Apple show in Spokane this month.
The Rosalia Steptoe Park associa
tion will meet at the home of Mrs.
M. H. West on Tuesday, November
At a meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce a few days ago the Spo
kane dailies were severely criticised
for the manner in which they refuse
to publish important news from Ro
T. R. Miller, who has been living
at Sunnyside for the past ypar, has
returned to Rosalia to remain indefi
Frank Johne returned a few days
ago from Alberta, which he describ
es as a land of snow and ice, and left
at once for sunny California for the
Victor Mersman and family have
moved to Flora, Oregon.
Mrs. P. P. McCormick returned
last week from a two months' visit
August Eckert left a few days ago
for a six weeks' visit at his old home
in the east.
Mrs. Smith, who has been running
the Lamont bakery, has gone to Tyl
The 19-months-old son of .Mr. and
Mrs. Elliott Smith is recovering from
a dose of carbolic acid taken from a
bottle which the little fellow found.
Prompt action of the doctors saved
Mrs. E. E. Lively has gone to Spo
kane to live. Mr. Lively is conductor
on the S. P. & S. between Spokane
and Past o.
James H. Kngle, a former resident
of Oakesdale, died last Friday at his
home at Hillyard. C. J. Engle of this
place is a son.
The proceeds of the dinner given
by the high school the last day of the
street fair amounted to $85.
The Williams Jubilee Singers will
appear at the Auditorium next month
under the auspices of the high
TIKKI) OF DK.MOCKATK RULE.
Eastern States Turn Republican Af-
t<T One Year Wandering.
Tuesday's election in the eastern
states shows a big gain for the Re
publicans. In New York the demo
cratic majority of 2 4 in the state as
sembly for the last year was changed
to a republican majority of 50 or
more and the united support which
Governor Dix had last year is remov
ed. In New York city, the democrat
ic stronghold, Tammany's control
was given a severe jolt though not
In New Jersey the control of the
legislature was changed from demo
cratic to republican in the twinkling
of an eye and Governor Woodrow
Wilson has lost much of his influence
in his own state.
Massachusetts went Republican
with the exception of governor. Foss
was reelected governor by a greatly
reduced plurality. The contest was
so close that early returns indicated
Rhode Island stayed on the repub
lican side by a largely increased plu
The republicans made almost a
clean sweep in Nebraska. One demo
cratic congressman was the only ex
ception of importance.
Real Angel of Daath.
Moat of us are familiar with the
beautiful and artistic conception of
French wherein a young sculptor who
is plying his magic chisel upon a block
of stone and surninonlng from the
snowy depths of the marble the dream
face of his soul's ideal is gently touch
ed by the wistful eyed angel of death
and the skillful arm forever stayed.
The whole creation Is marvelously
beautiful, and the world is better for
its birth. Nevertheless it is allegorical
md misleading. The real angel of
death in the case of the thin faced
sculptor was not a sad visaged maiden
of classical profile. In all probability
it was a minute, rodlike organism float
ing amid motes of dust and known to
scientists as the "bacillus tuberculo
sis." The writer does not want to be
a shatterer of ideals, but the sooner
such poetic notions of death are done
away with and the mass of the people
educated in a common sense way to
the dangers of dust and bacteria the
| better it will be for humanity in gen
i eral.—J. G. Ogden in Popular Mechan
A Wonderful Machine.
The machine by which railway tick
| ets are printed gives an exhibition of
! intelligence or what looks very like it
Railway tickets are not. as might be j
supposed, printed in large sheets and
! afterward cut up. The cardboard is
I cut into tickets first and printed one
:by one afterward. The little blank
! cards are put in a pile In a kind of
! perpendicular spout, and the machine
j slips a bit of metal underneath the
bottom of the spout and pushes out
the lowest ticket in the pile to be
printed and consecutively numbered.
It is of no use trying to print a bad
ticket. The machine finds out an Im
perfect blank in an Instant and flatly
refuses to have anything to do with It
Tear off the corner of one of th« bits
of card and put it Into the spout with
the others in order to see what will
happen and it refuses to budge again
until somebody comes and removes
the impostor. Pull out the damaged
ticket and the mechanism will set
briskly to work again,—Philadelphia
For rent —several high class rooms
with stoves and fuel furnished. One
suite, bedroom and sitting room, sec
ond story front. Good meals in
house for 25c. Call on Mrs. E. D.
Eldredge, 28 Mill St. or phone 364.
ABOUT A MILE.
It Makes a Difference In Which Land
One Travels This Distance.
If you take a notion to settle down ;
for a time and after you have been
whisked out and back in a motorcar \ [
you think to ask how far the house Is j
fr»*m the station the agent carelessly \ '
waves his hand and airily remarks.
"About a mile," you had best take heed
as to what country you are in at the i
If it is in England you are all right, >
for the familiar 1,700 yards is the !
standard, but if you have taken a ■ i
fancy to some sod thatched Irish j
cottage it means a tramp of 24340
yards, and if you are moved to linger 1
in the highlands remember that the
braw Scot calls 1.070 yards a mile. \
Considering the size of Switzerland.
one might expect a mile to be about
as far as one could throw a ball, but
the hardy mountaineers think 9,158
yards the proper thing, even when, as
it generally is, it is very much uphill. |
The Swiss is the longest mile of all.
being followed by the Vienna post |
mile of S.'J'.tC> yards.
The Flemish mile is 6,809 yards, tho. i
Prussian 8.237 yards, and in Denmark I
they walk 8.244 yards and call it a
stroll of a mile. The Arabs generally j
ride good horses and call 2,143 yards a
mile, while the Turks are satisfied I
with 1.520 yards, and the Italians
shorten the distance of a mile to 1.706
yards, just six yards more than the '
American has in mind when the agent
waves his hand and blandly remarks,
"About a mile."—Chicago Record Her- !
Clusters and Long Lines Formed by
Storms and Ocean Currents.
Among the perils and wonders of the
ocean there are few more interesting
things than icebergs, interesting not
only by reason of their gigantic size,
their fantastic shapes, their exceeding
beauty, but also for the manner where
in they array themselves.
Icebergs exhibit a tendency to form
both clusters and long lines, and these
groupings may arise from the effects
both of ocean currents and of storms.
Some very singular lines of bergs,
extending for many hundreds of miles
east of Newfoundland, have been
shown on official charts issued by the
government. Two of these cross each
other, each keeping on its independent
course after the crossing. In several
instances i parallel lines of bergs leave
long spaces of clear water between
Curiously enough, while enormous !
fields of ice invade the so called !
"steamship lanes" of the Atlantic at the j
opening of spring during certain years.
in other years at tb;it season there is
comparatively little ice to be seen.
The ice comes, of course, from the
edges of the arctic regions, from the
icebound coasts of Greenland and
Labrador, where huge bergs, broken j
from the front of the glaciers at the I
point where they reach the sea. start !
on their long journeys toward the j
south, driven by the great current
that flows from Baffin bay into the
northern Atlantic ocean. — Harper's j
Why Stars Twinkle.
The twinkling of the 6turs is chiefly
an effect produced in the atmosphere
upon the waves of light. It is due to
currents and strata of air of different
densities intermingling and floating
past each other, through which the
light passes to the eye. It is seen
much more in cold than in warm
weather and nearer the horizon more
than overhead. The same effect may
be seen by looking out of a window
over a hot radiator or a candle held
on the other side of a hot stove, so
that you have to look through a body
of highly heated air at the candle
flame. The flame will be seen to
waver and quiver. In other words,
the various layers of air are at differ
ent densities and in motion, hence the
The Grass Widow Defined.
It is related of a Methodist bishop
that when presiding over a district
conference in North Carolina he had
an attack of hay fever and in conse
quence was somewhat irascible and
impatient. A young preacher who gave
a rather poor account of his work was
given a severe reprimand by the bish
op and asked to state the reason for
"Well, bishop," he explained, "we
had a lot of trouble the first year with
a grass widow, and"—
"A grass widow!" roared the bishop.
"And what, pray, is a grass widow?"
"A grass widow, bishop," responded
the young clergyman, "is a woman
whose husband died of hay fever."—
St Louis Republic.
"Why," said the young man who tries
to be cynical, "are dogs and horses
so much more faithful in their friend
ships for us than our fellow human
"Perhaps," replied Miss Cayenne,
"it's often due to the fact that we
treat them with so much more kind
ness and consideration."—Washington
A Good Third.
"You admit that you are not first in
her affections, yet you seem cheerful."
"Oh, I can't expect to compete with
the pug dog and the rubber plant."—
Knows Just Enough.
"What do you know about the stock
market?" asked Poorly.
"Just enough to keep <»ot of it,"
answered Richly.—Buffalo Express.
Whitman County's Greatest Store
Our Special Thanksgiving Sale
tfYfyh One Fifth Less Than Regular tfftbk
TTIIQ QMtl"!l^ Has always enjoyed the reputation of
*" AO •^ *v* c being the Linen Distributor for Whit
man county. Our linens are of the better sorts—the sorts that
will wear, wash and satisfy—the sorts good housekeepers are
proud to possess. You know there's deceit practiced in linens.
Manufacturers fool the store-keepers and the store-keepers un
intentionally fool the people. "All that glitters is not gold."
Nor is everything advertised linen—linen. We can't be fooled
on linens; we can detect the imitation from the real. When you
buy imitation linen at this store that is what we sell it to you for.
And when you Buy Linen from Us You Get the Genuine Arti
cle. There's safety for you in buying here.
With festive Thanksgiving at hand, the season of good cheer,
good will, family re-unions and thanksgiving around the festive
board, linen needs are looked for and the linen chest is ran
sacked for its shortcomings. And we, ever ready to help friends,
Underpriced Selling of
A selling of the better sorts at the price of the other kinds. Pru
dent housewives sit up and take notice: it's time to take notice of
the linen vacancies—time to figure—time to buy for the present
—time to prepare for the future, and all because we offer you at
this time choice of our
At a Discount of
This discount applies to all our fine Table Linens, Table Nap
kins, Table Sets, Linen Towels, Fancy Linens, Bureau Scarfs,
Center Pieces, Splashers, Doylies, Lunch Cloths, Etc.
Sale commences Friday Morning, Nov. 10th
And closes Wednesday Evening, Nov. 29th
Don't fail to secure a good lot of our genuine grass bleached Irish
Damask Linens. Now is your opportunity.
The Wheeler-Motter Co., Colfax, Wn