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NOW A MANIA
Every Citizen Realizes Impor-
tance ot Project
SHUT RESULTS EXPECTED
Senator Cullom'a Bill Appropriates
1148,000,000 For Seven National
Hiflbwayt— Every State In the Union
There is one movement that Is now
engrossing tbe thinking portion of the
country that has universal support It
Is without political preference or party
creed. It numbers its supporters In
every party. Tbe importance of the
good roads movemeut is conceded ev
erywhere, from tbe highest financier
to the most humble laborer, and all
apparently are willing to do their share
toward obtaining better highways.
The lougest and most important
highway proposed is the ocean to ocean
road from the Atlantic to the Pacific
coast. That such a highway is a possi
bility has Just been proved by a party
of forty men, women and children in
twelve touring cars. This party made
the trip from Atlantic City to Los An
geles, more than 4,700 miles, in thirty
days, at an average of 156 2-3 miles a
day. Every car was driven by its own
er, and there was practically no me
chanical trouble. Only three springs
were broken, and several of the tires
finished tbe transcontinental journey
with the same air in them with which
they started. Considering the hundreds
ot miles of desert and mountainous
country traversed, this showing was re
markable. It furnishes conclusive
proof that a transcontinental highway
Is already a reality and that all that
Is needed is improvement. There is no
desire to convey the idea that the
transcontinental journey was not diffi
cult. There were innumerable difficul
ties that would have discouraged any
but the boldest motorists.
On Aug. 10 Senator Cullom of Illi
nois introduced in the United States
senate a bill providing for the con
struction of the most extensive sys
tern of national highways ever pro
posed in the history of the world.
His plan is to make the national cap
ital the hub of a great wheel from
which will radiate seven national
highways. They are to terminate, he
proposes, in Portland, Me.; Buffalo,
N. V.; Seattle. Wash.; San Francisco.
Cal.; San Diego, Cal.; Austin. Tex..
and Miami. Fla., and are to be called,
respectively, the Washington national
highway, Roosevelt national nighway,
Lincoln national highway. Jefferson
national highway, Monroe national
highway aud Lee national highway.
It is estimate that these seven
highways will cost about $148,000,000.
and Senator Culloms plan is to raise
the money by issuing bonds to cover
the cost ot actual construction. After
the roads are built the plan is to
maintain them by collecting toils.
The good roads movement appar
ently is contagious. President Taft is
to take an active part in the good
roads convention in November, and
the governors of all the states through
which the transcontinental caravan
passed pledged themselves to tuis
work. In several of the western
states, including Arizona and New
Mexico, the movement is already
under way, and jt Is proposed there to
build their own portion or link of the
ocean to oceau highway. Prominent
statesmen have asserted that a sys
tem of good roads is ot more impor
tance than the Panama canal. Present
indications are that both soon will be
An era of good road building ap
parently Is at hand. The roads ol the
United States art conceded to be la
mentably bad. but that is not strange
Id view of the fact that the country
is comparatively new and in many
portions undeveloped The Romans
hundreds of years before Christ are
said to have bad model roads. Their
work, however, was comparatively
small when set beside that confronting
the United States.
To the white haired veteran. Ezra
Meeker, much credit Is due for the
present good roads movement. Mr.
Meeker crossed the plains from Indian
apolis to Puyallup, Wash., over the old
Oregon trail in 1852 with the custom
ary ox team and prairie schooner. Dur
ing the past few years he has repeated
that toilsome Journey two or three
times in the same manner for the sole
sentimental reason of saving from ob
livion the route of the old Oregon trail.
As a result of his efforts the route bas
been marked by monuments. Mr.
Meeker may not live to see his dreams
realized, but he bas done bis sbare of
t big task.
The most important factors In the
Rood roads movement are the motorists
They are famous for getting action,
and they want good roads. It Is esti
mated that there are 850,000 motor
cars east of the Rocky mountains, and
that $40,000,000 are annually spent in
Europe. Many autos are shipped across
the ocean that the owners may tour in
the old country. A national highway
would mean that much of this money
would be kept at home. California
alone possesses 50,000 motorcars, and
it is believed this nomlrfr will be
doubled if the national nighway is
made an improved reality.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 15,1911.
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We mustn't overlook the notion coun
ter at the capitol either. The mem
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An American Who Was Fooled and an
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M. Henri Rochefort was being inter
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lections, says the Paris correspondent
of the Kansas City Journal. He is as
good an expert as any on the question.
The subject always interests him. "Sit
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It happened not long ago either. An
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"They were carried into the room.
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14 'The Rembrandts are false,' I said,
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The American was horror struck. He
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" 'Then,' I said, 'let us leave the Rem
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ters are dead, but Harpignies is not.
Here is a note for him from me. Ask
him yourself if he signed these pic
tures.' My American disappeared. I
never heard from him again, but I got
a letter from Harpignies some days
later. He said: "My dear friend—lf 1
were not ninety-two years of age 1
would have sent you my seconds foi
sending that American to me to ask if
those worthless daubs were mine.
Yours, Henri Harpignies.'"
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C. 0. DAVIS, PROP.
NOTICE OF BALK OF SCHOOL
Notice is hereby Riven that on the
23rd day of December. 1911, at the
hour of 2 p. nr. the board of directors
Of School District No. 1 of Whitman
County, Washington, will Bell to the
highest responsible bidder, at the of
fice of the Treasurer of said county.
In Colfax, Washington, bonds of the
district to the amount of $82,000.00,
said bonds to be Issued for the purpose
of retiring outstanding indebtedness.
Said bonds shall be dated February
Ist. 1912. and shall consist of sixty
two bonds in the sum of $1000.00 each,
to draw Interest, payable semi-annual
lv at not more than 6 per centum per
annum, payable twenty years after
date of issue, with the right to redeem
all or any part of said bond at any
interest naying date after ten years
from their date of issuance
Principal and interest payable at the
office "t the Treasurer of said county,
at Colfax, Washington.
Bidders are requested to state at
what rate of interest they will purchase
said bonds at -r, whether or not the
bidder will furnish the necessary
blank bonds, and tile sealed bids with
the County Treasurer.
Bidders arc also re,mired to de
posit one ■«r cent in the form of a
draft or certified check payable to
said County Treasurer, of the value of
the bonds wit* their bid.
The board of directors reserve the
ri—*** to reject ;inv or all bids.
Dated at Colfax, Washington, this
29th day of November. 1911.
W M. DUNCAN,
Treasurer of Whitman County, Wash.
lii the Superior Court of the State of
Washington, in and fur Whitman.
The Potlateh Lumber Company, a cor
F. \V. Anderson, Ben Trull and Mrs.
Ben Trull, his wife, and the Winona
Pharmacy, W. L. Walls, proprietor,
Stai.' of Washington, County of Whit
THB STATIC OF WASHINGTON
To the said P. \v. Anderson, Defendant.
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to appear in the Superior Court
of the State of Washington, in and for
Whitman County, within sixty days af
ter the date of the first publication of
this Summons, to-wit: within sixty
days after the 10th day of November,
1911. and defend the above entitled
action in the above entitled Court, and
answer the cross-complaint of the de
fendant, W. L. Walls, in said action,
and serve a copy of your answer on J.
N. I'ickrell. the undersigned Attorney
for defendant, W. L. Walls, at his office
in Col fax. Whitman County. State of
Washington, and if you fail to appear
and defend said action and answer the
cross-complaint of the defendant, VT.
L. Walls, aforesaid, within the time
aforesaid, judgement will be rendered
against you. according to the demand
of said cross-complaint, which has been
Sled with the Clerk of said Court.
The object of the abOVe entitled
action is to recover judgment against
the defendants. K. w. Anderson, Ben
Trull and Mrs. Hen Trull, his wife for
mat trial furnished by the defendant,
W. L. Walls, at the special instance
and request of the defendant, F.
W. Anderson, and with the knowledge
and consent of the defendants, Ben
Trull and Mrs. Ben Trull, between the
L2th and L'Tth day of December, 1910,
and used in the construction of that
certain one-story, frame building
(about 124x40;, situate in the Southeast
quarter of Section Twelve t\2>. Town
ship Eighteen <ls> North. Range Thir
ty-nine C! 9). K. W. M.. In Whitman
County, State of Washington, for the
sum of $74.1n. with interest from the
27th day of I»ocember, 1910, until paid
at the rate of 6 per cent per annum,
the further sum of $6.10, the cost of
drawing ;m<l recording the lien of the
defendant, W. v Walls, upon said
building for the material so furnished
as afonsaid. nnd the sum of $100.00
attorney's fees for foreclosing said
lien; and to foreclose said lien upon
said building, and sell said building
with sufficient of said ground for the
convenient use and occupation of the
same, and apply the proceeds thereof
to the payment of said Indebtedness.
costs and attorney's fees. The last of
said material for which said lien was
filed was furnished on the day of
December, 1910, and said lien was prop
erly verified and filed with the County
Auditor of Whitman County, State of
Washington, on the 16th day of March
J. N. PICKHKLU
Attorney for Defendant. W. L. Walls.
P. O. Address: Colfax, Wash.
In the District Court of the United
States for the Eastern District of
Washing-ton, Eastern I>ivision.
In the Matter of George Utzenberger,
To the Honorable Frank H. Rudkln,
Judge of the District Court of t lie
United States for the Eastern District
Georg-e Litzenberrer of Endicott. In
the County of Whitman and State of
Washington, in said district, respect
fully represents that on the 7th day of
October, last past, be was duly ad
judged a bankrupt under the Act of
Congress relating to bankruptcy; that
he lias duly surrendered all his prop
erty and rights <>f property, and has
fully complied with all the require
ments of said Acts and of the orders of
the court touching: his bankruptcy.
WHEREFORE he prays that he may
be ""ecreed by the court to have a full
discharge from all debts provable
a-ainst his estate under said Fiankrupt
Acts, except such debts as are excepted
by law (if any) from such discharge.
Dated this 11th day of November,
GKO. H. LJTZENBERGER,
ORDER OF NOTICE THEREON.
Eastern District of Washington,ss.
On this 22nd day of November, A. D.
1011, on reading the foregoing petition,
ODERED by the court that a hearing
be had upon the same on the 2Srd day
of December. A. D Itll, before said
court, at Spokane, in said district, at 10
! o'clock in the forenoon; and that no
] tice thereof be published in the Colfax
Gazette, a newspaper printed in said
district, and that all known creditors
and other persons in interest may ap
pear at the said time and place and
show cause. If any they have, why the
prayer of said petitioner should not be
AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED by
j the court that the clerk shall send by
j mail to all known creditors copies of
said petition and this order, addressed
] to them at their places of residence as
WITNESS the Honorable Frank H.
Rudkin. Judge of the said
[SEAL.] Court, and the seal thereof,
at Spokane, in paid district,
on the 22nd day of November. 1911.
W H. HARE,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
In the Superior Court of the State of
Washington, in and for "Whitman
In the Matter of the Estate of Domnlck
Notice is hereby given by the under
signed, the executrix of the estate of
Domnick Pool, deceased, to the credi
tors of and all persons having claims
against said deceased, to present their
claims with the necessary vouchers
within one year after the Ist day of
December, 1911, the same being th«
date of the first publication of this no
tice, at the office of J. N. Pickrell in
the City of Colfax, Whitman County,
State of Washington, the same being
the place for the transaction of the
business of said estate.
Dated this 27th day of November.
Executrix of the Estate of Domnick
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