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TH& COLFAX GAZETTE
CALLS HEARING ON
GOVERNOR WILL GIVE POLITICIANS
OPPORTUNITY TO ARGUE FOR
Olympia, Nov. 22. —Governor Hay
will give a hearing at Tacoma on
December 5 to those politicians who
insist there is public demand for a
presidential preference vote in the
of Washington. 11 ; s his pur
pose to "hear all the arguments in
favor of a sjifial session of the legis
lature,'" which would be necessary io
provide for sue h a vote.
No time has yet been set by the
governor for tne hearing of the peti
tions against the calling of the pro
posed special session. As the gen
eral fund is now $130,000 in debt,
a special session means the issuance
of bonds to pay the taxes and this
is the strong argument of those op
posed to tne special session.
In regard to the calling of an ex
traordinary session of the legislature
Fred W. Lewis, secretary of the state
grange .says that he is opposed to
the movement to have Gov. Hay con
vene the lawmakers in special ses
sion unless the legislature can be
pledged to enact nothing but the
presidential preference primary bill,
as he would not like to see the state
put into debt and unless the legisla
ture is pledged to confine themselves
to the one bill he is against the con
vening of the legislature, as he is
skeptical of their action on one mat
ter only, if called together in special
Many Farm Implements.
Some interesting comparisons are
shown by the report of the state
board of equalization in valuations
upon the property in the various
counties as returned by the county
assessors. It is shown that the total
valuation of all the jewelry, dia
monds, firearms, clothing, etc., in
the state is only $720,4 29, while the
agricultural implements, machinery
and harness is valued at a total of
$2,442,764. In Wnitman county
$15,54 3 is the valuation placed on
the jewelry, diamonds, • iothing, etc,
while the farm implements are valu
ed at $215,196. There is also in
Whitman county lumber valued at
$64,895. In King county, which
leads the state there are jewelry, dia
monds, etc., valued a: $188,000,
while the farm implements have a
valuation of $241,090. In Pierce
county the value of the jewelry ex
ceeds the value of the agricultural
machinery, being $124,000 for the
jewelry and $&a,OOO for the farming
implements, while in Chehalis coun
ty there are $58,000 worth of dia
monds and jewelry and only $26,000
worth of agricultural implements,
Eight Hour Law Violated.
The management of the Hotel
Dacree in Walla Walla has been ar
rested upon complaint of Mrs. A. E.
Chantlar, assistant state labor com
missioner, charged with violating
the eight hour law for women, in
that all the female employes of that
establishment have been working
over eight hours a day. This is the
first time that the management of a
big hotel has been arrested for viola
tion of this law.
Highway for Railroad.
W. J. Roberts, state highway com
missioner has reported favorably op
the plan to exchange a portion of
state road number 10 for the use of
the Great Northern railroad, for a
new ten foot road to be built by the
railroad in the strip of territory be
tween Wenatchee and Pateros. and
the highway board has accepted the
report. It is estimated that the new
road will cost $125,000, and the gov
ernor insists that in addition to the
requirements that the railroad put
in screens and rails where necessary
to protect its property if the state
builds a wider road, that the rail
road company should also agree to
a provision that the road should be
in operation within a period of two
years, so that the company will have
to build its railroad within such time
and not be permitted to keep other
roads out of this territory and then
delay building the road itself for a
COTTKRILL 1O CANADA.
Has Good Position With Large Mer
The well known public stenograph
er and collector, E. B. Cotterill,
leaves today for Anaconda, British
Columbia, where he has accepted a
position as bookkeeper with the
Smith Mercantile company. He was
up there last week looking over the
prospect and decided that the town
has a future although it is several
miles back from the railroad at the
present time. Smelting is the prin
cipal business of the town but there
is a good farming country adjacent.
During his stay in this city Mr.
Cotterill has made many friends by
his courteous, business-like methods
and they will regret to have him
again make allegiance to the king.
Whole Show by Himself.
Max Dill was pretty near the whole
thing in "The Rich Mr. Hoggenhei
mer" at the Ridgeway theater last
Thursday night. Winnie Baldwin, as
Amy Leigh, came in for a share of
the applause. The show was well
staged and left a good impression.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 24, 1911.
LITTLE AND LARKIN ASK CITY TO
PAY $1,440.00 BECAUSE OF
Two claims aggregating $1,44
have been presented to the city by
David Little and Ira Larkin for per
sonal injuries received during fair
week when their team became fright
ened by the concessions on Main
Btreel and ran away injuring both
occupants of the wagon.
Mr. Little claims that he was in
jured internally and received a dip
placed shoulder which caused him to
lose 25 days work of the value of
$125. He also files a claim for a
doctor bill which he says will likely
be $100, hospital bill $15, and a
claim for pain and suffering amount
ing to $750, making a total of $990.
He is willing to settle for that sum
but reserves the right to increase the
amount should it become necessary
to bring suit in the courts.
The complaint of Mr. Larkin al
leges that he was thrown out of the
wagon and his list of injuries in
cludes "two ribs broken, two ribs
fractured, was badly bruised, con
tused, injured and shaken up." His
claim for damages includes 2". day
lost time valued at $125, doctor bill
$5, damages to clothes $20, pain,
suffering and injury $ijou. He de
mands of the city $450 in full satis
faction for his injuries but also re
serves the right to increase the
amounts should it be necessary to
In describing their accident both
claimants say they were driving north
on Main street at about 7:30 o'clock
on the evening of October 18 and
their team became frightened by the
band, noise and confusion on the
street. When nearly in front of tne
Fair store a ban being thrown at a
'nigger's' head, protruding through
a canvas, glanced off and striking
near the horses feet caused them to
kick. The horses became unmanage
able and ran away throwing both men
Hoth claims were presented to the
city council at its regular meeting
Monday evening and on motion were
placed on file until the next regular
meeting of the council.
Two petitions presented to th>
council indicated that the spirit ot
prcgressiveriess is till unchecked.
Several citizens residing on Park
street have asked that a water main
be extended for a distance of 900
feet along the south side of Park
street. The petition was granted
without a dissenting vote.
John Greer presented a communi
cation to the council in which he ask
ed permission to lease a wedge
shaped piece of property on the west
side of Main street north of the Wil
liam Codd lot. Mr. Greer would like
to purchase the lot but would be sat
isfied with a long time lease. He
wishes to erect a structure in imita
tion of brick or stone, the new build
ing to be used for a confectionery,
fruit and cigar store. The matter
was referred to the street committee
for report at the next meeting.
Resolutions were passed fixing Mon
day, uecember 11, as the time for
hearing and determining any protest?
that may be made to the assessment
roll for local improvement district?
Xos. 20. 21 and 24. which are the
three districts in which the paving
has bet n completed.
!. B. Ma lone was employed to work
on the streets at a salary of $50 per
The plan for extending Mill street
across ihe yards of the Potlatch Lum
ber company to connect with Morton
street were discussed and legal step?
will be started at once to secure an
easement across the property.
The next regular meeting of the
council will be held the first Monday
evening in December.
FOOTBALL TEAM BANQUET.
Seven Course Dinner Served at Silver
As a fitting close to the season the
Colfax high school football team,
Principal S. T. Freer and Coach R.
J. Pearse enjoyed a seven course
roast pig dinner at the Silver Kitchen
Wednesday evening. For two hours
the boys made touch downs with the
dinner which is said to be one of the
best ever lined up against in Colfa::.
Covers were laid for 17. Principal
Freer acted as toastmaster and
every member of the team respond
ed. Before the final whistle Franß
Goff, in behalf of the team, present
ed Coach Pearse with a watch fob as
a token of appreciation for his work
with the boys.
1. O. O. F. Association Meets.
A semi-annual meeting of Odd
Fellows District Association No. 14
will be held at Odd Fellows hall in
this city today beginning at 10
o'clock. Tne association includes all
the lodges in the central and south
ern part of Whitman county. The
initiatory degree by Colfax lodge in
the evening will close the association
More Than a Mile of Paring.
Colfax has more than one mile of
paving already completed, aside from
the alley which is nearly one-fourth
of a mile in length. The number of
linear feet of paving on Main, Mill
and intersecting streets is 5,600 feet.
f THANKSGIVING, jflgL
the fields that pave their bar- iH&WfffiiPW^
vests, ri. h with wheat and
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- yj^j^^^: Through the tawny autumn days. \ :%^WT
z.- Now, when singing birds have vanish- \]iiiX^Vp\\N
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When the frost has cleared the haze. OoVvvvis
S=?- "s-=^jjpg§ When the voice of winter blusters v \\V\\\
= —j^jj^i Where the grapes once bung in clus- \\ \ xJxvN
pjjjj^MEgV-', \ Shall we droop to cheerless lays? vvV,\\\\
E^HjP^^SfcLi-.i' X ET new songs for this new season, \\N>a[\>^^^
i I caught from yonder sturdy \\)^^^^^^
f^^^-JSa Je Green despite the year's decline,
li^s^f^jiSHr^- Praise the power that now lies hid- '
p t aHp^. Till at last by springtide bidden WMftt^ ~i //
gfcr_3lJ| P?J'.y It awakes the life divine, o®JiQr \jfc
g K^jßp -T -j I And the captured dew and sunlight W
«?jpfv 'I. |>| that once bloomed upon the vine, fj/ r\
\)XX Now transmuted into wine, lWtd&* SS: ' ' \
\j%!*om With its magic shall Inspire W/^''' J
■ liL'^^^^H "^ ew en<^B around the fire W\
**4f^3f.:- Where the warm flames dance and *
** * • '^01. 'ffli A ® the PBBllll °* our Thanksgiving
' lrJj&iSiisioz\ JITL or c njin"est gathered in, lls^^JP^wL
*$^J^jf^ti For the crowded crib and bin, !T^m[j^L_l][3L^J
Q*^||||~ g ==s^yi Floats across the country places, T"~___3_LJ!
,■'■-^r^^^ Over sleepy, snowy spaces, ~~-~**
==ii^i=^ The little white flakes spin j^m _. lluJ
A soft covering of wonder, where, S^liiSSf^^ 5^
safely folded under, :==:;^^^N^»r—s^
t^^^^*^^ The new life waits within
r^izS^" For the plowing and the sowing —'
*^ And another harvest growing "T^^^^^-3^
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—Robert Gilbert Welsh In St Loul* \ W.
FOR the fields that gave their har
vests, rich with wheat and
rye and maize,
We have sung our songs of praise.
We have chanted our thanksgiving
For the joy of merely living
Through the tawny autumn days.
Now, when singing birds have vanish
ed down the Binning southward
When the frost has cleared the haze.
When the voice of winter blusters
Where the grapes once hung in clus
Shall we droop to cheerless lays?
LET new songs for this new season,
caught from yonder sturdy
Green despite the year's decline,
Praise the power that now lies hid
Till at last by springtide bidden
It awakes the life divine.
And the captured dew and sunlight
that once bloomed upon the vine.
Now transmuted into wine,
With its magic shall inspire
A few friends around the fire
Where the warm flames dance and
AS the psalm of our Thanksgiving
for the harvest gathered in,
For the crowded crib and bin,
Floats across the country places.
Over sleepy, snowy spaces,
The little white flakes spin
A soft covering of wonder, where,
safely folded under,
The new life waits within
For the plowing and the sowing
And another harvest growing
When the soft spring rains begin.
-Robert Gilbert Welsh in St Loult
C. B. KEGLEY I'lT ON TRIAL BE
PORE NATIONAL GRANGE AT
Strife between the insurgents and
regulars in the national grange in
their annual meeting at Columbus,
Ohio, precipitated C. B. Kegley, mas
ter of the Washington grange and
leader of the insurgent faction, into
a fight from which the Whitman
county man emerged unscathed on
Monday of this week. The fight
brought on by Samuel J. Hill, mil
lionaire son-in-law of James J. Hill,
was for the expulsion of Kegley from
Hill's charges against Kegley were
that the latter, as master of the
Washington grange, in his annual
address in 1910, delivered at Sno
homish, Wash., referred to a state
aid highway "as the road which Sam
uel Hill promoted, that Kegley is
not a resident of Washington and
that he secured his election as mas
ter by questionable methods.
Kegley made his defense before
the whole body of the grange. Hill
tried to prove that Kegley had de
famed him and had misused his high
office in the grange.
The charges were referred to a
grievance committee and at Mon
day's session a resolution was passed
by the grange accepting the commit
tee report dismissing the charges
Through the personal efforts of
C. B. Kegley, state master of the
Washington grange the meeting of
the national grange in 1912, will be
held in Spokane.
BOLOX GOKS TO REFORMATORY.
Pleads Guilty to Forging Check and
Louis Bolon, well known to the
sheriff's force and other officials, has
pleaded guilty to forging the name
of John Keating to a check which he
cashed at the Colfax National bank.
He made his plea in superior court
Thursday morning and was sentenced
to an indeterminate term of not less
than one year in the state reforma
tory at Monroe. Bolon is about 22
years of age and has a wife and in
fant child who have been county
charges a part of the time for several
Weitz Back from California.
Sheriff Carter returned Saturday
morning from Los Angeles with Jacob
Weitz who had been arrested there
on the request of the Whitman coun
ty authorities. A bond had been se
cured by friends of Weitz while he
was on his way home and when he ar
rived here ne was at once released.
He will probably be tried at the Jan
uary term of court on the charge of
INLAND WANTS TO PAY
ASKS CITY TO VACATE IMSED
SiRKKT THROUGH RIVER—
RUSHING OTHER WORK.
Mr. Davidson of the Inland railroad
has again asked the city council to
vacate the old street across the river
south of the Island street bridge. The
company agrees to pay for the new
wall which the city has built, extend
the wall for several feet, lay cement
walk and pay the paving assessment
on the abutting street, provided the
city will vacate the property. The
improvements for which the Inland
agrees to pay will amount to nearly
$1000. Mr. Davidson is very anxious
to get possession of the property and
is in hopes the council will take
action at the next meeting.
The Inland company is unloading
timbers for the foundation of The new
depot which they are to buhd before
the contractors can begin the work
of erecting the building. A crew of
company carpenters have been in the
city for several days but a part of
their time has been devoted to laying
a temporary sidewalk along the west
side of Main street between the Isl
and street and Codd bridges.
Surveyors for the company were
here Tuesday taking measurements
of the fill which is being made. The
surveyors a so did some preliminary
work for a proposed spur to the Col
fax Flouring mill.
KPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION
Prominent Workers Will be in This
City \evt Week.
An Epworth League convention for
the district Including all of Spokane
county and most of Whitman county
will be held at the Methodist church
in this city next Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, Leeember 1, 2 and 3.
About laO delegates will be in at
tendance. An elaborate program has
been prepared and many prominent
speakers from abroad will attend. The
meeting promises to be of unusual
interest and largely attended.
Committed to Medical Lake.
Mrs. Elizabeth Graham, formerly
living near Pullman, was committed
to the state hospital for the insane at
Medical Lake last Saturday. She has
been in St. Ignatius hospital for
treatment for two weeks before be
ing committed. Mrs. Graham is 37
years of age and has been separated
from her husband for some time.
Her only daughter is with the father.
\at Ripley Sells at Winona.
X. P. Ripley has sold his pharmacy
at Winona to Bert Keaton, a young
druggist in the employe of the Wash
tucna Drug company. Possession will
be given about the first of the month.
Mr. Ripley will probably devote his
time to the Colfax store.
I SCHOOL DEBT
HIGH INTEREST BEARING WAR
RANTS CAN BE REPLACED BY
LOW INTEREST BONDS.
Every vot r in Coiiax should re
member thai Saturday afternoon,
November 25, is the time set tor the
school election for voting on the
question of ratifying and validating
the indebtedness oi district No. 1.
Two elections have been h< Id for this
1 ■urpos*. and both carried bui in both
instances the state made a bid on
i the bonds and th«- attorney general
found some technical error in the
• lection and refused to approve th J
bonds. After the first bonds w.i.
j turned down the directois of the dis
trict asked the attorney general for
j instructions and received them. Tl>e
; election was held and immediately
i afterwards Instructions were receiv
ed on a point which had been passed
I over in the first set of instructions.
i The attorney general again refused
I to approve the bonds on the techni
Careful consideration has been
■ given to the letter of the law on
every point in the notice for Satur
| day's election and in the ballots.
: Legal advice has been secured and it
I is believed the attorney general will
be unable to find a single letter
A vote to ratify and validate the
indebtedness will be carrying out the
plan of the different school boards
for the last six or seven years when
efforts have been made to keep the
Colfax school system abreast with
the times and give our school chil
dren an equal chance with the young
generation of other communities for
an education. It will also permit the
issuance of low interest bearing
bonds to replace the high interest
bearing warrants which are now out
standing against the district. Bonds
can be sold bearing from four and
one-half to five per cent interest,
while the warrants which they will
replace are drawing seven and eight
per cent interest.
Four separate questions will be
submitted as follows:
Shall School District No. 1 vali
date and ratify the warrant indebt
edness of said School District in the
sum of $31,740.75 incurred for pay
ment of bonds of School District and
interest, which matured August ]
Shall School District No. 1, Whit
man County, Washington, validate
and ratify the warrant indebtedness
of said School District in the sum of
$25,000.00 incurred for making pay
ment on New High School building 0
Shall School District No. 1, Whit
man County, Washington, validate
end ratify the warrant indebtedness
of said School District in the sum of
$4,.">00.50 incurred for paying teach
Shall School District No. 1, Whit
man County, Washington, validate
and ratify the warrant indebtedness
of said School District in the sum of
$902.63 incurred for janitors' sal
aries and incidental expenses of said
When the warrant indebtedness
has been validated and ratified th-?
school directors will have the author
ity to issue the bonds and sell them
to the best bidder. A few weeks ago
the state offered to take the bonds of
the district at four and one-half per
cent interest, but owing to the tech
ricality discovered by the eagle eye
of the attorney general, the issue was
The election will be held at th ■
new high school building on Mill
street and the polls will be open from
1 o'clock p. m. until 8 o'clock on
Saturday, November 2'>.
FINGERS IV ELECTRIC FAN.
Bailiff Still on Duty With Both Hands
With one finger on his righr hand
broken and nearly severed at the first
joint, another badly cut and with his
left hand cut and bruised Bailiff Eu
gene Brown is still performing his
duties- in the court room at the jury
term of superior court now in session.
The accident happened Monday morn
ing when Mr. Brown lost his balance
on the step-ladder which he had
mounted to start the electric fan in
the court room. In an effort to savp
himself from falling he threw up his
right hand and it was caught in the
fan. With his eye on the injured
hand he reached around behind the
fan to turn off the current and in
some manner that hand was struck
by the fan revolving at the rate of
4000 revolutions a minute. His in
juries were dressed and Mr. Brown
lost no time in returning to his post
and is still on duty.
Woman Held in Jail.
Josephine Forbes is being held in
the county jail on instructions from
Blackfoot, Idaho, where a bench war
rant has been issued for the lady.
When arrested by Deputy Sheriff J.
B. Eastep she was working in a hotel
at St. John under the name of Jane
Woods. She says she is wanted as
an important witness in a case at
Measles Are Still Raging.
The epedemic of measles, which
has been sweeping over Colfax fo/
several weeks, is still unabated. The
children's disease is going unusually
hard this year and many cases of ear
complications are reported.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
H. S. TEAH PLAYS
SECOND TIME IN HISTORY THAT
COUNTY TEAM HAS SCORED
Fighting bravely from the begin
ning, and making h>T opponents
play ball every minute of the time,
Colfax high school wont down io de
feat last Saturday by the score ol
18-0. Three -»rais;ht touchdowns,
just between the goal posts, and
three goal kicks, lii.-ii up the score
For the visitors. This is the worst
defeat Colfai has ever dad from .1
Whitman County high school, it is
the second time, only, in her history
thai a school from this county has
been able to 'toss her goal line,
Oakesdale doing the trick three
years ago and winning the game l>y
the score- of »;.;,.
Pullman won the toss and CBOM
to defend the .South goal. The wind
was blowing a gale toward the North
goal, which placed the Colfax boys in
a hard position.
Following is the game by quarters:
Moss kicked on for Pullman, a
good return was made. Colfax was
soon forced to punt. Pullman got
the ball and carried it a long way
toward the Colfax goal line. A far
ward pass took it closer and Moss
tried a drop kick from a short dis
tance at an easy angle, but it went
wide. Pullman again took the ball
within easy range for a drop kirk
but .Moss did not seem to be up to his
usual boasted form and missed again.
Our kickoul from the 25-yard line
was well returned and a smashing
bu< k by Henry, Pullman's full-back,
carried it to our 5-yard line. Here
Pullman was held for downs, the
boys playing splendidly every min
ute of the critical period. The whis
tle sounded with the ball on Colfax's
The second quarter was the most
disastrous for us. The teams chang
ed goals but Pullman had the ball on
our 9-yard line. Henry went over on
a line buck for the first store of the
day. Cox went thr.i the Pullman line
for a good gain. We were held for
downs, however, and forced to punt.
Hut by a series of end runs and
bucks Pullman carried the ball down
the field and sent it over for another
On the kickofl Colfax sent the ball
to her opponent's 5-yard line. At the
first down we were penalized. Mor
rison was off-side. Hut the next
minute he redeemed himself by a
splendid 40-yard run on a fake which
brought the crowd to their feet. The
ball was carried within ."> feet of the
Pullman line. Hut the goal was not
made and Pullman punted out of
danger. Once more Morrison gained
ground on the fake which he had
worked so successfully twice before.
But Pullman held and the ball went
over. Colfax secured it again on a
bad fumble and tried for a long place
kick. It missed by a very small mar
gin. Pullman's forward pass was
spilled by Gingrich. Time was railed.
Thruout this quarter the team played
100 per cent ball, threatening Pull
man's goal seriously and keeping her
on the defensive most of the time.
An exchange of kicks opened the
last period of the game. Henry
bucked the line again. Moss got
; thru the line on a smash and carried
rhe ball to our 10-yard line. Good
| year carried it over for the last score
;of the gam*l. After securing the ball
on her 25-yard line Pullman punted.
Morrison made a fair catch of the
kifK and Goff tried a place kick from
rh*- 4 7-yard line, it was a good, long
kick but. the wind allowance was too
much and it went a little to one side.
Pullman kicked out. There was lit
tle time left to play, however, and
the whistle blow ended the game
wirh rhe ball in the possession of
' Pullman on their own 30-yard line.
Altho the score was so large against
i the home team, they did not disgrace
i themselves by any means. Notwith
standing reports to the contrary,
1 Pullman outweighed Colfai and the
! lighter line held more than once
when a touchdown seemed certain.
I Twice we came near scoring from
;place kicks and on'-e a touchdown was
; missed by only a few feet.
i Tn the first quarter Lommasson did
'splendid work for Colfax, and it is
due to his removal (because of mi
i juries) that the score was so large.
j Cox did splendid work thruout the
; game, in the last three quarters
I especially, carrying the ball on line
smashes, and getting under all on the
Pullman plays. Morrison mad.
splendid runs, and did fine work all
; thru the game. Skaife and Goff at
tackle did well all the way thru. De-
Pledge played a strong, consistent
game in his position.
Henry was the star for Pullman.
His smashing bucks netting many
yards, were the features of the game. .
Colfax always plays a clean, honest
game and has won the respect of her *
opponents many times for this reason.
Altho defeated, Colfax has not be
come discouraged but will do better
next year wbea the men will be
heavier and more seasoned to the
Town Filling I'p.
C. H. Banning bas rented the Bert
Brown house on Cedar street and is
moving in from th« country.