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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
FAST BASKET BALL
COLFAX HIGH SCHOOL LOSES
GAME BY SMALL SCORE
IN LAST HALL
Fighting every minute and making
their opponents play ball all thru the
game, Colfax High School Basket
Ball team went down to defeat at the
hands of Spokane High School by the
score of 21-14 last Saturday night.
The score does not indicate the close
ness of the contest for the first half
ended 7-6 in favor of Colfax, and
Spokane only nosed out a victory in
the second half with a spurt of de
termination which put them a few
baskets to the good.
Colfax started the game with a
rush and cagevl the ball twice from
the field before Spokane scored. All
thru this half Colfax outplayed her
opponents in every department of the
game and but for the hard luck
which attended some of the trys for
baskets the score would have been
much larger. As it was, three field
baskets and a foul netted her seven
points to six which Spokane gained.
Fuller and Lommasson did splendid
work in this half, the latter shutting
the husky Abrams out entirely.
After a severe lecture from their
coach Spokane commenced the sec
ond period of the game with a deter
mination that soon showed its effect.
Colfax fought well and displayed ex
cellent team work and judgment, but
it was of no use and the score soon
stood in favor of the visitors, growing
larger, until after a series of well
placed goals by right forward San
ders, it stood 21 to 14 in favor of
Sanders, right forward, starred for
Spokane, throwing five goals from
the field making almost half of Spo
kane's points. He played a brillant
game a'l the way thru, being the only
member of his team able to consis
tently break up the Colfax team
work. Goff played a splendid game
for Colfax, completely outclassing his
opponent Fancher, both in field
work and his ability to cage the ball
on free throws from fouls. Tyra and
Torrance at guards for Spokane did
good work almost shutting out their
men. Morrison played well all thru
the game being the only man on the
team able to score except Goff.
So. altho the game ended with the
score against them, Colfax has every
reason to be proud of the fight which
her team put up against one which
should logically have won by a much
larger score. This is only the second
game of the season for Colfax, the
team having previously won from the
bteptoe aggregation by the over
whelming score of 64-2.
Following is the line up and score:
Morrison R. F Sanders
Burgunder L. F Abrams
Goff C Fancher
Fuller R. G Tyra
Lommasson L. G. Torrance
Goals from the field: Sanders 5,
Abrams 2, Fancher 2, Goff 3, Morri
son 1; from fouls, Fancher 3, Goff 6.
Officials: Pynn of Spokane and
Lich of Colfax.
Colfax goes to Farmington tonight,
January 29, to play the Farmington
high school team. Notwithstanding
the smallness of the latter school a
close contest is expected. The two
teams met last year with the score
25-23 in favor of Colfax, and our
boys will try to keep on the big side
of the score again this time.
INTEREST ON SCHOOL DEBT CUT
Bonds at 4*£ per cent Replace 8 per
At a direct result of the special
school election held a few weeks ago
in this city a $62,000 issue of bonds
has been sold to the state at par to
bear 4 Vfc per cent interest. These
bonds are to retire validated war
rants most of which are drawing 8
per cent interest. ,
Bonds of school district No. 1 are
evidently in demand for 11 bids on
the issue were received. When the
bids were opened last Saturday the
offer of the state was found to be the
The bids on the entire issue of
$62,000 were as follows:
State of Washington, $62,000 at
AVi per cent.
Wm. E. Sweet & Co., $62,950 at
5 % per cent.
John Nuvern & Co., Chicago, $62,
--533 at 5% per cent.
Exchange National Bank, Spokane,
$62,000 at 5H per cmt.
E. H. Rolland «c Son, Denver, $62,
--341 at 5 per cent.
E. H. Rolland & Son, Denver, $63,
--887.50 at 5% per cent.
Keeler Brothers, Denver, $62,124
at 5 per cent.
Farson, Son & Co., Chicago, $62,
--637 at 5% per cent.
S. A. Keen & Co.. Chicago, $62,
--620 at 5 per cent.
Dexter Horton Co., Seattle, $62,
--620 at 5 per cent.
Spokane and Eastern Trust Co.,
$62,101 at 5 per cent.
The bid of the state being the best
it was accepted by the directors of
the school district.
Poultryman Moves Office.
E. H. Rosenkranz, secretary of the
Whitman County Poultry Associa
tion, has moved his office from the
Lippitt building to the American Ex
press office next door to the post of
fice. The change was made this week.
CHRISTMAS TRAIN HELD UP.
Holiday Celebration Is Costly for
Colfax Young Men.
Conductor Jack Wright refused to
pull out of Colfax with his passenger
train at 9:45 o'clock Christmas night
because he had several boisterous
passengers aboard who would not
heed his advice to keep still. In re
sponse to a telephone call Deputy
Sheriff J. 13. Eastep was soon on the
job and ejected four men pointed out
by the conductor. The task was a
strenuous one as the lady friends
pulled one way while the deputy pul
led the otner way. As soon as they
were on the ground two of the men
broke and ran away but one of thorn
was captured later.
Special Deputy James Hickman
happened to be in the vicinity and as
sisted in landing the prisoners in jail.
The next morning the three men
pleaded guilty to a charge of being
drunk and disorderly in a public
place and were each lined $25 and
costs by Judge Doolittle. Fred Kel
ley paid his $27.50 and was released
but H. D. Bennett and H. Morris
were unable to raise the money.
Bennett disclaims any connection
with the party and regrets his at
tempt to run away when ejected from
the train. The party is supposed to
have been on their way to Winona to
attend a dance.
TWO FIRES; LITTLE DAMAGE.
Small Blazes Call Out Department
Before and After Christmas.
During the Christmas services at
the churches Sunday morning, the
clanging of the fire bell called many
men away to see if their property was
in danger. The alarm was caused by
a small blaze in a Clay street resi
dence. The fire was put out with a
bucket of water and the fire depart
ment was stopped before they had
made half the run to the scene of the
Again on Tuesday morning the bell
brought crowds to the street. This
time a burning chimney in the resi
dence of V. T. McCroskey in the
South End was the cause of the
trouble. A picture was hung over a
cap in a chimney and took fire when
the chimney burned out. The blaze
was extinguished with practically no
damage before the arrival of the fire
UNION REVIVAL MEETING.
To Open at Methodist Church Sun-
The revival meeting conducted by
Evangelist Osborn, will open Sunday
evening, uecember 31st, at the M. E.
church. Union Prayer meeting is be
ing held this week, the first at the
Baptist church, Tuesday evening, and
the second at the M. E. church Thurs
Mr. Osborn and his staff of work
ers have been enjoying a rest during
the holiday week, so as to come to
the Colfax work refreshed and in full
vigor. No one should miss hearing
"The Drummer Evangelist" his first
CHINAMAN CASE DISMISSED.
Woman Fails to Pile Her Complaint
in Superior Court.
Gong Lee, the Pullman Chinaman
who has been afflicted with a breach
of promise suit started by Anna Hop
per, a Spokane woman, is again
breathing easier. The complaint in
the case was served on Gong but nev
er filed in the superior court. A few
days ago Gong's attorneys, Sanger &
Dow of Pullman, secured an order
from the court directing the plaintiff
to file the complaint before December
26 at noon or the case would be dis
missed. The complaint was never
filed and on Wednesday an order was
granted dismissing the case.
Banner Wheat Raising State.
Washington is the banner wheat
state of the Pacific Coast and Rocky
Mountain districts, according to the
statistics of the Census Bureau. Fig
ures are given for 1899 and 1909,
showing Washington nearly doubled
its wheat acreage in the ten years.
There was an increase in production
of 93.1 per cent. The yield in 1909
was 40,920,390 bushels.
After a five months' absence in
quest of good health E. B. Flaherty
is again behind the desk at Hotel
Colfax. The outdoor life of the last
five months has added 27 pounds to
Mr. Flaherty's weight and he is as
fine as a fiddle.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 29, 1911.
FOR EACH OF US
TAX COMMISSION SECRETARY
GETS INTERESTING FIGURES
Olympia, Dec. 27. —In the State
of Washington there is enough prop
erty if equally divided to give each
man, woman or child $1,757.70 fig
uring on the actual valuation of the
property, or $711.53 based on the
assessed value, according to figures
which have been compiled by the
secretary of the state tax commis
sion, E. J. Koors, the figures being
based on a population of 1,141,990
as given by the last census returns
and on the last tax returns which
place the assessed value of the prop
erty of the state at $812,563,222,
while the actual value is fixed at
$2,393,350,074. The average per
capita on the actual vr.lue of the
property in Clallan county is $3,
--359.42 and on assessed valuation it
is $1,314.21, which are the highest
per capitas shown in any county. In
Inland county the average per capita
on actual value of property is
$725.38 while on the assessed value
the per capita is $314.73, and this is
the smallest amount which would be
received by the residents of any
county. In Whitman county where
the population is given as 33,280
and the actual value of the property
is placed at $89,641,944 and the as
sessed value at $28,197,641, the
average amount which each person
in the county would be entitled to if
the property wore divided equally
would be $847.28 based on assessed
valuation and $1,676.75 based on
Cannot Give Away Booze.
The distribution of intoxicating
liquor free of charge in a "dry"
town is not lawful according to a re
cent decision of the supreme court,
in a case which came up from Fern
dale, where a man stood on the
street corner and gave away Liquor,
and the claim was made that he had
a right to so do. The supreme court
says that communities under the lo
cal option law have authority to reg
ulate the use as well as the sale of in
toxicants, except where used in pri
vate homes or apartments.
Short Time Desertion.
That less than a full year's deser
tion entitles a wife to obtain a di
vorce, is the rule laid down by the
supreme court in a recent case,
where the court holds that it is not
necessary for a wife to support her
self a full year in order to convince
the courts that she is not being sup
ported by her husband.
North Gets Better Rates.
A substantial reduction in the
rates on the Spokane Falls and
Northern line will be made as the
public service commission has ord
ered that the ureat Northern main
line tariffs apply on this division.
The rates into Spokane from Stev
ens, Pend Oreille, Okanogan and
Ferry counties will not only be low
ered but the residents of these coun
ties win not be restricted to the mar
kets of Spokane alone but may ob
tain the same rates to adjoining
Trades Highway for Railroad.
An agreement has been made be
tween the state and the Great North
ern railroad for the excnange of
State Road No. 10 for a new road to
be built by the railroad to replace
the state road which is in a bad
condition. The present state road
runs from Wenatchee to Pateros tnd
will- be used as the line of a new rail
road to be constructed by the Great
Northern, so that in addition to a
better state road the residents of the
Okanogan and Columbia Valleys will
have a railroad. The company has
agreed to start work on the railroad
within six months.
SEVEN MORE CITIZENS.
Uncle Sam Adopts Foreign Born
Seven aliens were admitted to full
citizenship in the United States by
the superior court of Whitman coun
ty Wednesday. The gentlemen who
were granted their final papers were
Edward W, Stan of Colfax, Conrad
P. Marash, John W. Schmick and
Peter Lust of Endicott, John Elmer
Hoist and John Gust of St. John and
Samuel Warwick of Oakesdale.
Mr. Warwick was born in the U. S.
but went to Canada and swore alle
giance to the king. Later he return
ed to this country and had to take
out papers again before he could be
come a full fledged citizen again.
Married by Justice.
Glenn E. Morris and Lewis E.
Heath, both of Colfax, were married
by Justice of the Peace I. B. Doolittle
at his office in the Hamilton block
Christmas day. Two days later the
justice performed the ceremony at
Hotel Colfax which united Laura
Ethel Stewart and Murray F. Clinton,
both of Pullman.
Boy Fined and Lectured.
Arthur Wilson, aged 17 years, was
brought in from Steptoe a few days
ago by Deputy Sheriff Eastep. Young
Wilson was charged with stealing an
overcoat, valued at $20, from Henry
Suess. Justice I. B. Doolittle fined
the prisoner $10 and costs. The
father paid the fine and the boy
promised to heed the lecture deliver
ed by the justice.
RECOUNT EXONERATES ELECTION
OFFICERS IN FIRST WARD—
TIFFT IS MAYOR.
The recount conducted by the city
council Tuesday night shows that Dr.
J. Floyd Tifft was elected mayor by
the same majority as declared by the
officers who conducted the election
aud counted the votes on December 5.
In counting tne votes Tuesday night
the totals showed that Tifft received
162 and Yveinberg 16 i votes in tne
first ward but a balk was made in the
count and one of the judges believed
one vote was counted for Weinberg
that snould have been counted for
Tifft. if there was an error in the
last count the vote would have beep
correct at 160 for Weinberg and 163
for Tifft, exactly the same as reported
by the first official returns of the
When the council was called to or
der Tuesday night Councilman Per
rine was chosen to act as chairman.
Councilman Stravens moved that the
reso'ution, passed by the council a
week ago calling for a recount, be re
considered. A vote was tatcen, Stra
vens, Dreifus and Johnson voting to
reconsider. Perrine, Barroll and
Kirkland wished ro go on with the
recount. Not having a majority the
motion was lost. In proceeding with
the recount Chairman Perrine ap
pointed Councilman Barroll and Stra
vens as judges and Clerk Bramwell
and councilman as clerks.
LOCATED LONG LOST BROTHER.
Crossed the Plains Together When
They Were Children.
Mrs. Catherine Davis, mother of
Mrs. Harry J. Wilcox, left last night
for Jefferson, Oregon, to visit her
brother, Charles Miller, who she has
not seen nor heard from for 32 years
until about 10 days ago. The broth
er and sister crossed the plains to
gether in 18 42 when they were both
children. In later years they be
came separated and learned of each
others whereabouts only last week.
Mr. Miller is 81 years of age and Mrs.
Davis is 78.
MANY WED AT CHRISTMAS TIME
Holidays Busy Season for Marriage
No less than seven marriage li
censes were issued at the office of the
county auditor in the last two busi
ness days before Christmas. During
the past week licenses have been is
sued as follows:
Robert U. Rich and Eva M. White,
both of Colfax, December 21.
Lewis M. Lauritzen and Merle L.
White, both of Tekoa, December 22.
L. E. Heath and Glenna Morris,
both of Colfax, December 22.
J. F. Juhnke of Colfax and Ada
A. McCaw of Rosalia, December 22.
William Oliver Graham Cole of
Colfax, and Miss Bina Alice Wilson
of Beage, December 23.
Murray Chilton and Laura Stew
art, both of Pullman, December 23.
Earl Day and Clare Strevy, both of
Colfax, December 23.
W. S. Mood and Agnes DePartee,
both of Colfax, December 23.
Hexie Eggers and Jenette Reyn
olds, both of Penawawa, December
Ralph E. Dickinson and Myrtle A.
Prophet, both of Thornton, Decem
Chester A. Hayton of Wawawai
and Wilda A. Renfro of Pullman,
Adam Machleid and Hulda Klatt,
both of Pullman, December 27.
"Open House" at Ewan.
Invitations have been sen* out by
the Ewan Business .Men, Farmers'
Union and Foster-Snell Company, all
of the new toy n of Ewan in the
northwest part of Whitman county,
to an "Open House" to be given at
Ewan hall on New Years day. The
affair opens at 12:30 p. m. with a
"Get Acquainted" reception followed
by a dinner and short talks on the
building up and advancement of the
town and community of Ewan.
Elks Send Smith to Salt Lake.
D. F. Staley, exalted ruler of the
Hlks at Moscow, and Lee Allen were
down from Pullman Wednesday with
A. E. Smith, who they are sending
to Salt Lake for treatment. Smitn
is the telephone lineman who fell
from a pole in Pullman nearly three
months ago and received a broken
back. He has been helpless since
Several shots fired in rapid succes
sion late in the evening of Christmas
day created a commotion on Main
street. Investigation proved the dis
turbance to come from the kitchen of
the Silver Kitchen where one of the
proprietors was shooting a few holes
in the floor.
Another New Brick Building.
W. J. Walker has purchased the
Busse lot, 35 feet frontage, on the
east side of iuain street adjoining the
Lommasson property and is planning
to erect a modern 2-story brick build
ing in the spring.
Profit in Turkeys.
M. L. Nesbitt, a rancher living east
of town, sold the last of his turkeys
before Christmas. The 56 turkeys
which he raised brough 1117.78.
MANY CHRISTMAS PACKAGES.
Colfax- Citizens Break All Records
for Free Giving.
All records were broken at the lo
cal postoffice and express offices by
the Christmas business this year.
Assistant Postmaster D. H. Shaw
says although no exact records were
kept he believes the number of pack
ages handled this year is double the
number handled in any previous year
in the history of the office. The num
ber of registered packages received
and dispatched and postoffice money
orders issued is also far ahead of
any previous holiday record.
C. H. Strumel, agent for the Amer
ican Express company, has not yet
totaled the figures for the holiday
business but he believes the number
of express packages sent out of Col
fax this year is at least 25 per cent
larger than even before during a hol
iday season. The number of pack
ages received was also larger than
ever before though the proportion of
increase was not as large as in the
number of outgoing packages.
BORIX GETS 60 DAYS.
Pay in Advance Agent Gets Off With
After waiting in the county jail
for 37 days L. Borin has pleaded
guilty to a charge to issuing checks
on a bank in which he had no funds
and received a sentence of 60 days
in the county jail, deducting the time
which he has already been in the jail.
The checks were issued in Tekoa and
Borin was arrested at Rosalia. Bor
in's chief business seems to have
been to solicit orders for clothing,
collect a few dollars with each order
and fail to deliver, or even send in
orders for the clothes, although he
was a regularly appointed agent for
a large clothing house in the east.
As a side issue he drew checks to the
amount of about $50 on a Tekoa
bank in which he had no funds.
Borin had a checkered career in Mon
tana before he was nabbed by the
Whitman county officials.
Will Appear at The Kidgeway for
The offering at the Ridgeway for
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec.
29, 30 and 31, promises to be a
novelty and one that will attract
much attention and draw large
crowds. Barnum, a Hypnotist and
Scientist, will entertain with exhi
bitions of hypnosis and practical
psychology. It is claimed that he
has the greatest laughing show on
earth and critics in cities where he
has played say that all records for
laughing are broken. He hypnotises
people from the audience and has
them go through all kinds of ludic
ious scenes and laughable situations.
The comedy produced is clean and in
no way offensive. Being one of
America's foremost psychologists
and the best stage demonstrator of
hypnotism he is in a position to in
struct as well as entertain. People
interested in any phase of psycholo
gy will enjoy his lectures and scien
tific tests and those wishing to
laugh will have the opportunity.
Barnum changes his performances
AT ST. IGNATIUS HOSPITAL.
Sick Are All on the Road to Re-
Bertie and Sam Keats, aged 10 and
12 years and sons of a Pomeroy resi
dent, are both doing well after oper
ations performed at St. Ignatius hos
Miss White, who underwent an op
eration a short time ago, is recover
Mrs. Roe Martin is improving.
Mrs. V. A. Canutt is slowly im
proving from a serious illness.
Sister Dead in California.
W. L. Ripley received a mes
sage Wednesday telling of the
death of his sister, Mrs. Lee
Goodin, at Arosa, California.
Mrs. Lee Hubbard is also a sister.
Mrs. Goodin resided in Colfax for a
number of years but left here about
14 years ago.
Dr. Balsiger Breaks Leg.
While going to the depot in Spo
kane with his wife last Sunday night
Dr. J. A. Balsiger slipped on the icy
sidewalk and received a fall which
resulted in a broken ankle. Mrs.
Balsiger was on her way to North
Yakima to spend Christmas with
Pneumonia Patient Better.
John Schlonigar, Sr., a resident of
Alkali, is recovering from a recent
severe attack of pneumonia.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IN THE COUNTRY
LEFT IN THE MIDDLE OF NIGHT
WITH UNCONSCIOUS DRIVER
AND NO TEAM.
Unconscious for nearly 30 hours,
but entirely recovered from his injur
ies two days later, is the experience
which befell Arthur Jensen, driver
for Price Cochran, owner of the cab
barn. Jensen left the barn after
dark Saturday night to drive in the
country for Dr. Palamountain. As
they were going through a barbed
wire gate to reach a house where the
doctor was to make a call, the team
became tangled in the wire and
"jacknifed" breaking the pole from
the buggy. This was at 8 o'clock in
the evening. Another buggy was se
cured, the doctor made his call and
the return trip was started.
Jogging along at 11 o'clock they
came to a rutty piece of road about
four miles southwest of Colfax where
the axle dragged on the ground. All
at once there was a bump and a jerk.
The team gave a lunge breaking the
double-trees and raced down the
road. Jensen was dragged over the
dashboard and struck on his stomach
but held to the reins and was drag
ged 50 feet before the horses left
him. He rose to his feet and walked
to the side of the road where he fell
over a wire fence and hung limp and
Dr. Palamountain laid the Injured
man on a lap robe and tried to bring
him to consciousness. They were far
from any house and with no team.
Luckily at that moment Dr. Skaife
came along on his way to answer a
night call in the Wllcox country. The
unconscious man was taken to the
Turner residence but no one was at
home. The doctors realizing the ur
gency of the case pried open a win
dow and laid the patient on a bed.
There was a telephone in the house
but it was out of order. The doctors
built a fire in the kitchen stove and
turned the home into a hospital. Dr.
Palamountain was left in charge
while Dr. Skaife went on to Wilcox
where he roused the telephone opera
tor and sent for help and another
It was noon of the next day before
Dr. Palamountain and his driver of
the night before reached Colfax.
Once on the return trip Jensen re
gained consciousness for a moment
but immediately "went to sleep." Ar
riving in town he was taken to the
home of Price Cochran where he re
gained consciousness 2 0 hours after
he was dragged from the buggy and
re-reived the solar plexis blow on the
The following day Jensen wag
around with only a few sore spots to
remind him of the eventful drive in
HIRT IX RUNAWAY.
Wealthy Farmer Nearly Killed When
Thrown From Muggy.
Groans heard by a passer-by led to
the discovery of Paul Genero, a well
to-do farmer, lying in a pool of blood
in tae Potlatch Lumber company
yards Sunday night. Genero had
been thrown from his rig when his
I team ran away and he received a
| badly bruised head by his fall to the
! frozen ground. A scalp wound four
| inches in length was discovered in
the back of his head as well as a eat
on his cheek and one ear was nearly
] torn off.
A doctor was called and the injur
ed man was removed to St. Ignatius
hospital where his bruises were dres
sed. He is recovering rapidly.
Inland Official Promoted.
R. S. Brown, for several years
connected with the Spokane and In
land Empire railway system in dif
ferent capacities and recently as
chief clerk, has been promoted to the
position of traveling ireight and pas
senger agent. He succeeds F. M.
McKeon, who committed suicide in
San Francisco. Mr. Brown has made
frequent visits to Colfax while con
nected with the freight department
but his first visit here in his new of
ficial capacity was last Friday.
A White Christmas.
A heavy snow storm for an hour or
two Christmas morning covered the
ground with snow and the cold snap
; py air made a delightful Christmas
; weataer. Colfax peop'e generally
spent the day quietly at famny gath
\ erings. In the evening large crowds
visited the picture shows and skating
'■ rink to mingle with the crowds after
a quiet day at home.
Phipps Champion Rifle Shot.
The members of the Colfaz Rifle
Club held a two days' shoot at the
fair grounds last Thursday and Fri
day. The local members of the club
with one marksman from Spokane
and one from Moscow took part in
the shoot. In the first day's shoot
Roscoe Phipps, the watch maker, was
the high man, and on Friday he tied
with- several others for first place.
Women Voters Meet.
The National Council of Women
Voters will meet with Mrs. P. Codd
on January 6at 2 o'clock. All ladies
are invited to be present.
Palonse People Married.
Agnes DePartee and William S.
Wood, both of Palouse, were married
by Rev. Geo. H. Newman in this city