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PERSONAL NEWS NOTES OF THE CITY
Al Lyman of Gariield was in this
city on business Wednesday.
Aaron Kuhn was down from Spo
kane last Friday for a brief stay.
N. V. Rowe, city clerk at Garfleld,
was a caller in this city last Friday!
J. C. Bains and Bert Lemmon of
Garfield were Colfax visitors Wednes
Attorneys Stotler and Pattison
were visitors in Spokane over Sun
Attorney W. E. McCroskey of Pa
louse was a vigito/ in this city Tues
Miss Alice Lyle returned home
Tuesday from a few days' visit in
W. M. Mackey, superintendent of
Garneld schools, was a Colfax visitor
Miss Strauss of Hillyard is spend
ing a few days with her cousin, Mrs.
Simon Dreifus. •
E. G. Farris and T. Busby of
Oakesdale were visitors at the coun
ty seat yesterday.
Mayor O. D. Crawford of Albion
was a visitor in this city Wednesday
on legal business.
H. G. Lie Pledge and R. L. ...cCros
key were business visitors in Spo
Deputy Sheriff J. B. Eastep was in
Mp(.- H*^k Uake country yesterday
■^^^ civil papers.
Hattie Bakala has accepted a
position as stenographer with the
Colfax National bank.
City Attorney J. M. Jamar was
down from Pullman on business at
the county seat Tuesday.
C. H. Fly and daughter, Miss Susie,
returned the first of the week from
a few days' visit in Spokane.
Deputy Sheriff William Cole and
"bride arrived hDme Wednesday from
their honeymooa trip to the coast.
Mrs. Evalyne D. Spach of Kootenai,
Idaho, has been spending ttre holi
days at the home of Eugene Brown.
Miss Helen Troy went to Spokane
Tuesday to begin a business course
at the Northwestern Business college.
Rev. T. C. Mountain and family of
Albion were visitors at the Metho
dist parsonage in this city last Fri
Mrs. Sadie Cummings returned to
her home in Spokane Wednesday af
ter a few days' visit with Mrs. Clyde
Miss Edna Taft of Seattle is spend
ing the winter with her uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Z. M. Beebe at
Carl Lloyd of the grocery depart
ment of the Great Eastern, is spend
ing a two weeks' vacation in Port
land and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. James left
for their home at Dundee, Oregon,
Wp*>sdav after a few days' visit with
"TEktives in this city.
Dr. and Mrs. John McKibbin and
♦•'laughter, have returned from Penn
sylvania where they went to spend
Thmstmas with his mother.
Miss Beth Balsinger of Pullman
was a guest of Miss Pansy Morrison
and Mrs. S. E. Kilham in this city
from Sunday until Tuesday.
Mrs. Edith Manring came up from
Portland a few days ago to spend the
remainder of the winter with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hart.
Drs. Thompson and Bryant togeth
er with Dr. Patee of Tacoma, who
has been spending a week with them,
are in Spokane for a few days this
Miss Maude Bandy, deputy auditor
of Stevens county, has been here
from Colville for a few days visiting
her parents, \ir. and Mrs. George
Dr. Jas. A. McLean, president of
the University of Idaho, and Profes
sor J. G. Eldredge of the same insti
tution, were Colfax visitors for a few
hours Tuesday afternoon.
J. A. Roberts and bride of Round
up, Montana, have been spending
the holidays at the home of Deputy
Sheriff J. B. Eastep. Both the young
people are owners of homesteads in
J. H. Brakebill, manager of the
JPuget Sound Warehouse company at
Genesee, Idaho, accompanied by his
wife, was a holiday visitor at the
home of his brother, J. S. Brakebill,
*nt .!rs. Clyde Bills returned last Fri-
T^Sy from Chicago where sue went to
'^S'tend the wedding of her sister, Miss
Binnard. The wedding nas been
postponed on a/*<f T'Vnt of the death of
the sister of Oiaf-t/de groom-to-be.
S. M. StrioCTWJ-^returned Sunday
from Pittsburg, •&■, where he was
called about a month ago by the sick
ness and death of his mother. On the
return trip he was in a train wreck
but escaped with nothing but a se
vere shaking up.
E. H. Rosenkranz left for Tacoma
yesterday to attend a meeting of the
Washington branch of the American
Poultry association today as a dele
gate from the Whitman County
Poultry association. Mr. Rosenkranz
is a leader in the movement for a big
show to be held in the Northwest
Mrs. W. N. Thomas and little son
returned a few days ago from Salem,
Oregon, where they have been for
several weeks. Since leaving here
Mrs. Thomas was present at the
death bed of her mother, attended
her brother who was ill with typhoid
fever and herself and son h?.ve both
been quarantined with scarlet fever.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Brotherson ex
pect to leave tomorrow for Fallon,
Nevada, for a visit with their daugh
ter. Mr. Brotherson expects to re
turn in about a month but his wife
will probably remain for several
»\eks longer. T. G. Hubbard, who
\ **-- *een visiting here for the past
' days will accompany them as
£2£ks Weed, California.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 5, 1912.
R. M. Jones, formerly employed in
the county treasurer's office has
completed a course at the Northwest
ern business college and is again em
ployed at the office and will assist in
William Puckett, of Eugene Ore
registered at the Hotel Colfax' visit
ing at the home of Mrs. H. M. Staple
ton during the holiday week. Com
ing from the mild Williamette valley
into our cold climate, his remark on
stepping from the cars was, "O how
cold." This was his sentiment dur
ing his week's visit. Mr. Puckett
likes our country but says his next
visit will be in the summer time.
COLFAX SOCIETY NOTES
New Years Party.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Perkins and
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Scriber entertain
ed the 500 club and a number of
friends at a delightful party on New
Years evening. Five hundred was
played, Mrs. Matt Johnson winning
the ladies prize and I. B. Doolittle
capturing the gentleman's prize. The
event was in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
McDowell of Spokane, who were
celebrating their third wedding anni
versary. The rooms were beautifully
decorated with carnations, holly and
evergreens, the whole being in the
Christmas spirit. At 11 o'clock a
two-course luncheon was served, af
ter which the time was spent in
dancing and music.
Aid Society Elects.
A business meeting of the Ladies
Aid Society of the Congregational
church was held at the home of Mrs.
vJ. W. Hess on Thursday afternoon of
last week. Officers for the ensuing
year were elected as follows: Presi
dent, Mrs. Clendenin; Secretary, Mrs.
J. A. Perkins; Treasurer, Mrs. C. H.
Erwin; Work committee, Mrs. Chas.
Bass, Mrs. St. Sure, Mrs. Voorhees
and Mrs. Scott. After the business
meeting the members of the society
were surprised with a two course
luncheon and a short musical pro
Sisters Elect Officers.
At the annual meeting of the Py
thian Sisters held this week, the fol
lowing officers were electee: Mrs. E.
W. Weinberg, most excellent chief;
Mrs. Paul Pattison, senior; Mrs. Vv.
F. Snodgrass, junior; Mrs. Roy
Smith, manager; Mrs. Thos. Neill,
protector; Mrs. C. B. Morley, outer
guard; Mrs. Chares Larue, mistress
of finance; Mrs. R. G. Clendenin,
mistress of records and correspond
ence; Mrs. Charles R. Hill, trustee.
Students Sleighing Party.
The members of the Girls Club of
the high school together with invited
friends numbering 30 students and
six members of the faculty enjoyed
a sleighing party to the home of Miss
Leona St. Peters, two miles north of
this city Wednesday evening. The
party went in two bobs. An oyster
supper was served followed by a
dance. When the party returned at
2 a. m. the thermometer stood at 1
below zero, but no one complained of
Made 148 Calls.
Hon. J. A. Perkins, for 41 years a
resident of this place and one" of the
best known and most highly respect
ed citizens of Whitman county,
started out on New Years afternoon
to call on a few of his friends. Be
fore overtaken by darkness he had
made 148 calls and still had many
friends in Colfax that he had been
unable to visit.
Club Girls Meet.
Miss Rose Lippitt entertained the
B. C. B. club at her home Wednesday
evening. Refreshments were served
and the young ladies had a very
pleasant evening. The club will be
entertained next Tuesday evening by
Miss Pearl Morton at the home of
Mrs. Omar Johnson.
Club Meeting Postponed.
On account of tne death of Dr
Cardwell, the meeting of the Aloha
club which was to have taken place
at the home of Mrs. H. (j. Hodgkins
Tuesday afternoon, has been post
Special Meeting of Star.
A special meeting of Washington
Chapter No. 16, Order Eastern Star,
will be held Saturday evening begin
ning at 7:30 o'clock for the purpose
of initiation. ■
Pythian Palousers Entertained.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Irwin, Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Chamberlain and Dr. and
Mrs. J. F. Tifft entertained the Pyth
ian Palousers club at the Tifft home
lSeighride to the Country.
A company of students from the
high school and grades enjoyed the
sleighing Sunday night by a ride to
the home of John Kirkman near the
old Torrence bridge.
Sleighride Party Tonight.
A half dozen young couples are
planning a sleighride party to the
home of Grogan Hodges in the coun
try for tonight.
Mrs. Mattoon Entertains Club.
The Athaneum club will meet at
the home of Mrs. J. O. Mattoon Fri
Mercury Goes to 18 Below Zero.
The cold wave which has been
hovering around Colfax and the In
land Empire this week reached its
climax Wednesday night when the
government thermometer in this city
registered 13 below zero. This is the
lowest temperature recorded in Col
fax in several years.
The beer that made Milwaukee
famous on tap at Monahan's.
COUNTY UNION OFFICERS.
Election at County Meeting Held in
A. D. O'Kelley of Albion was elect
ed president of the Whitman County
Farmers Union .at the annual meet
ing held at Garfield Wednesday. The
other officers elected are H. J. Clark,
Fairbanks, vice president; Geo. W.
Perrine, Colfax, secretary; J. C. Farr,
Albion, doorkeeper; Jas. Klemgard,
Pullman, chaplain; R. C. McCroskey,
P. W. Cox and B. T. Manchester, ex
Professor Thatcher of the State
college gave an interesting address
on the need of education about the
things around us rather than the
things of foreign countries.
The sack question brought out a
lively discussion. The Union is con
sidering the matter of importing a!
cargo (direct from Calcutta instead of
purchMng from dealers in this coun
try. The question will be considered
furthei at the next meeting which
will be held at Albion early in Feb
The meeting was well attended by
delegates from all parts of the coun
ty. Among the members of the Col
fax lo.:al who were in attendance
were: Sam Lyons, B. T. Manchester,
Dick lair, William Richardson, T. B.
Richardson, F. B. Rogers and G W
During the past week marriag* li
censes have been issued by the coun
ty aur-itor as follows:
Haiold R. Hastings, Spokane, and
Mabel Olson, Colfax, Pecember 28.
Miss Olson was not of legal age and
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole R. Ol
son, gave their written consent to
Harry Barr, Hooper, and May
Harvey, Canyon, December 30.
B. J. Fcump and Arrah Poindexter,
both of Farmington, December 30.
E. A. Stoves and Etha Davis, both
of Albion, December 30.
Pete Raises, Calgary, Can., and
Lena Acheriman, Endicott, January
Alois Weivoda, Uniontown, and
Mary Kunkel, Indiana, January 3.
Peter Adriansen and Minnie Jo
han&en, both of LaCrosse, January 3.
County Farm Changes.
Superintendent R. A. Cox of the
Whitman county farm was in this
city a few days ago on business. Mr.
Cox is planning to move the inmates
at the county farm at Elberton to the
new farm near Colfax at an early
date. County Nurse Tom McKinney,
who is at present occupying the
building on the new farm will be
transferred to Elberton. Mr. Cox
hopes to make the change before the
good sleighing is gone.
The Sohuberts Saturday Night.
At the Ridgeway on Saturday night
the Schubert Symphony Club and
Ladies' Quartette will be seen in a
choice program of instrumental and
vocal music. This organization
comes very highly recommended and
will be remembered by their former
visits here when they gave such gen
Congregational Church Meeting.
The annual meeting of the above
church will be held in the Presby
terian sanctuary on Wednesday eve
ning, Jan. 10th, at 7:30 p. m. The
business will consist of the reading
of reports and election of officers. A
musical program will be rendered and
refreshments will be served during
the course of the social hour with
which the evening will end.
Heads Portland Company.
B. W. Hargrave, formerly assistant
manager of the Whitman Abstract
company and for many years a resi
dent of Colfax, on the first of the
year took the management of the
Union Abstract Company, one of the
leading title companies of Portland.
Among the Sick.
The little four-year-old son of
Will Baird of Spring Flat cut his
head in a fall and the services of a
physician were required to close the
Mrs. Babb of Clay and Third street,
Colfax, is numbered with the sick.
A. Avery's little baby is very sick.
Laymen to Hold Union Meeting.
A union meeting will be held at
the Methodist church at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning by the laymen in
charge of "The Men and Religion
Forward Movement." Attorneys
Lawrence Jack and ueorge Crandah
of Spokane will address the meeting.
There will be a meeting at the
Salvation Army Hall on Main street
every night at 8 p. m., except Mon
Sunday at 3 p. m. Sunday school;
at 4 p. m., Praise Meeting; and at
8 p. m., Salvation Meeting.
Card of Thanks.
The members of Dr. Cardwell's
family wish to express their appre
ciation tor the many acts of assist
ance and sympathy during their time
of trouble and sorrow.
Within the narrow compass of the
British isles no fewer than seven lan
guages are spoken. They are English,
Welsh, Erse (in Ireland), Manx (in
the Isle of Man, where until recently
church services were conducted in
that tongue), Gaelic (in Scotland),
French in the Channel islands and
Cornish In Cornwall. Though the to
tal for his own islands is seven
tongues, yet is the Englishman said
to be the poorest linguist in the world.
"I shall leave my reputation to be
Judged by posterity."
'•That's a good idea," replied Senator
Sorghum. "The way things are going
I'd much rather take my chances with
posterity than with an investigating
CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IS
MAKING STUDY OP STATE GOV
ERNMENT IN CALIFORNIA.
Olympia, Jan. 1. —John C. Law-
rence left to-day for California where
he will spend some weeks with his
wife who is still in ill health. On
his return to this state Mr. Lawrence
will begin an active campaign for the
During his stay in California he
will direct the investigation of the
Sunset Telephone Company which is
being made by the state public ser
vice commission. The commission
sometime ago authorized Mr. Law
rence to look after this work. Law
rence will not accept compensation
but will give the state his services
for this purpose during the tiice he
is in California.
"I am greatly interested in the
telephone question," said Mr. Law
rence, "and it is »y desire to see
this problem woried out to the best
advantage of tie public. The inves
tigation beteg made in California is
for the purpose of securing data that
could pot be found in any of the of
fice/ of the company in this state.
By going to headquarters the com
mission proposes to get to the bottom
of the whole question of telephone
rates as affecting the various locali
ties in which the Sunset people are
operating in Washington.
"In California I shall also investi
gate the manner of conducting the
different state departments with a
view to gaining any information that
could be used in placing any of our
state departments on a more efficient
basis. The record made by Governor
Johnson of California will form an
interesting study for possible future
benefit to the people of the state of
The people of a country town not f*r
from Edinburgh received a shock re
cently, says a Loudou weekly. One
day they were startled by a lavish dis
play on the hoardings of posters bear-
Ing In large letters the announcement,
"He Is coming." Who "be" was or
when "he" was coming was nowhere
stated, and the folks were left in anx
iety until a week later, when another
display appeared bearing the words,
"He Is here!" and the public were also
informed that "he" was a mysterious
wonder who would that night appear
at the town hall and perform feats of
magic and mystery such as had never
been previously witnessed. This was a
treat indeed for the inhabitants, and
on the night advertised the hall was
filled to its utmost capacity. The anx
ious moment arrived, and up went the
curtain. But to the surprise of the
audience, nothing could be seen ex
cept a larger poster bearing these
words: "He has gone." He had. too,
and taken all the admission money
with him. Only a few of the victims
enjoyed the joke.
- - Lisbon's Great Earthquake.
Each recurring All Saints' day, the
first day of November, recalls to the
people of the city of Lisbon the most
awful event in the history of that coun
try or indeed in all Europe, the great
earthquake of 1755. At 9 o'clock in
the morning on a day clear and serene
came a hollow rumbling sound, as of
thunder, and immediately after the ter
rible convulsion of the earth which
shook down bouses and buried or
crushed 30.000 persons. Many of the
churches were at the time filled with
their congregations, and each one be
came a huge catacomb entombing its
worshipers. Tw.enty-two successive
shocks were counted. In the city
prison 800 were killed and in the hos
pital 1,200. The sea retired from the
harbor, which it left dry, and then re
turned in a gigantic wave fifty to sixty
feet high, overwhelming many who had
escaped the falling houses. It was es
timated that In Lisbon and its imme
diate neighborhood nearly 6,000 per
sons had perished.
A Strange Incident.
A singular episode marked the visit
of the ex-Empress Eugenic co the
grave of her son. The journey to
Cape Town—it was in 1880—was un
dertaken when toe stricken mother
was in feeble health. There she rest
ed and then, with a large party as es
cort, proceeded north and after a wea
risome experience came near to the
place where "Lulu" fell, but ordered a
halt because she felt herself too weak
to proceed. That night, unable to
sleep, she wandered from her tent
Aimlessly she strode in the brush till
suddenly the fragrance of verbenas,
her son's favorite flower, arrested her
attention. Guided by the odor, she
walked on, but her strength failed, and
she fell and was found unconscious by
the servants who had followed her.
Next day they took her to the grave.
It was the spot where she had fainted.
The verbenas were there, but they
He Was In a Hurry.
Charles Monaelet in his "Curiosltes
Litteraries" tells of a friend of his liv
ing at Bordeaux who. glancing through
a Paris bookseller's catalogue, saw the
title of a book which he had vainly
sought for thirty years. Looking at
the clock, he found there was just time
to catch the morning express for Par
k- Stopping only to take some money
from his cash box. he dashed off to the
station and arrived at the bookshop
in time to secure the prize. As he
wrapped up the book the shopman re
marked, "i suppose you live in this
street, monsieur." "No; I have just
come from Bordeaux," wns the reply.
The man looked astonished, and the
bibliophile discovered that in his eager
ness he bad traveled 360 miles in dress
ing gown and slippers and had never
noticed any deficiency of attire.
G. W. LARUE 8 CO., Inc.
Real Estate Loans Insurance
Money to Loan on Farm Lands
We have an exceptionally good Real Estate list, and if
you are interested write for our Price List.
Office in Fraternity Block Colfax, Washington
Colfax Ice and Fuel Co.
CHAPMAN & McMURRAY, Props.
Rock: Springs Peacock Goal
Cord Wood Artificial Ice
Careful and Prompt Delivery to all Parts of the City
AMONG THE CHURCHES.
Congregational church, Rev. J. H.
The evening service will be neiu
in the Presbyterian sanctuary near
the old High School, when the pastor
wi-. preach. xhe morning service
will be given up in favor of the union
service to be held in the Methodist
church, in favor of the 'Men and
Religion Forward Movement. ' Sun
day schorl at 10:0u o'clock.
Baptist church, Rev. C. H. H.
Moore, pastor—Services at 11 a. m.
and 7:30 p.m. Bible school at 10 a.m.
Young people's meeting at 7 p. m.
Mid-week prayer meeting Wednes
day evening at 7:30 o'clock.
First Methodist Church, Rev. N.
M. Jones, Pastor.—Sunday School,
10 a. m. Preaching service at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Epworth League
at 6:30 p. m.
Christian church, Rev. W. A. Dig
gins, pastor—Sunday school at 10 a.
m. C. E. at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meet
ng every Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Morning, "The Work of the Holy
Evening, "The Divinity of Christ."
Good Samaritan Episcopal churcb,
Rev. J. G. Robinson, Rector. Sunda,'
school and Bible class, 10 a. m. Ser
vices, 7:30 p. m.
Tne Episcopal Church—Rev. J. G.
On Sunday next, Holy Communion
at 9:30 a. m.; Sunday School atlO;
Morning service at 11:00.
Arrangements have been made
whereby there will be service in the
church every Sunday morning atll.
The Rector will be assisted by Rev.
R. H. Baldwin of Spokane. A cor
dial welcome to ah.
German Lutheran church, supplied
by Rev. Aug. Tr. Graebener— Preach
ing service every 2d and 4th Sunday
Religious instruction every 2d and
4th Saturday afternoon. Sunday
school every Sunday from 9 to 10.
service commences at 10 o'clock
Everybody cordially Invited.
North Colfax Methodist Episcopal
Church—Sunday school at 2:30 p. m
Preaching service at 3:30 p. m.
Regular services at the chapel of
the Church of God will be held dur
ing the season as folows: Sunday
school at 10 a. m., preaching services
at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Prayer meeting at 7:30 p. m. on
Christian Science services In the
church edifice every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
First United Brethern church, cor
ner Third and Morton streets. E. F.
Preaching at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30
Sunday school at 10:00 a. m.
Y. P. C. E. U. at 6:30 p. m.
Prayermeeting every Wednesday at
7:30 p. m.
Farmers Union Meeting.
Farmers Union, Colfax Local No.
48, will hold meetings on the second
and fourth Saturday of each month.
Sam Lyons, Pres.
Does pure old-fashioned buck
wheat sound good to you? Ask your
grocer for Wright's, for 43 years the
best. Remember "Wright wrongs no
Friday and Saturday Nights
Comedy Acrobats and Roman Ring
2 Big Vaudeville Acts
In the latest Singing and Talking Act
In addition to the regular program of
High Class Photo Plays
Admission Only 10 and 15 Cents
J. G. Wanhope
State organizer of the Socialist
party challenges the representa
tives of any political organization
for a debate on
Court House, Sunday, Jan. 14
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Any
one desiring to accept this chal
lenge will leave their name and
address with Carl Weber, Box 11,
Col fax, Wash.
MONEY TO LOAN.
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of
dollars to loan on farm land. The
Garfield Land Co., Garfleld, Wash.
AGENTS WANTED—SeII a few of
our large 10c packages of Art
Post Cards and receive beautiful
premiums FREE. Write for pre
mium list. Pacific Mfg. Co., 705
Ist Aye., Seattle.
SALESMEN WANTED—To look af
ter our interest in Whitman and
adjacent counties. Salary or com
mission. Address The Victor Oil
Company, Cleveland, O.
TO RENT—Two furnished rooms
with stove, electric lights, bath
and phone. A. H. ELDREDGE,
118 Mill street.
WANTED—Description and price of
land land for sale from owners
only. State location and terms.
Address Lock Box 696, Colfax.
LIVE STOCK WANTED—I am In
the market to buy hogs and cattle
and will pay the highest market
price. Will be In Colfax Friday and
Saturday of each week at the Hotel
Colfax. Either write or phone
A. J. LOGSDON.
FOR SALE — Thoroughbred Rose
Comb R. I. Red Cockerels. Prices
from $2.00 up. S. A. McNEILLY,
Colfax, Wash. Route 5.
FOR SALE—Second hand business;
also building for rent for two
years. W. A. Davis, Colfax.
FOR SALE—White Wyandotte Cock
erels for sale—a limited number—
high bred, snappy, rose comb beau
ties. Guaranteed thoroughbreds—
$2.50 each —order today. Smith &
Armstrong, Penawawa, Wash.
FOR SALE—My house and lot at 7
West St. MRS. C. M. KINCAID.
FOR SALE:—Centrally located in
south Colfax, ten-room dwelling
with fire place, laundry and store
room. Large barn arranged for
both horses, carriage and auto.
Apply to A. J. EASUM. Liberal
FOR SALE:—My house at 909 Laka
street. Make me an offer. A. R.
BRASHEAR, Klesling, Wash.
Cheap Lands. Easy Terms.
320 acres near Revere at $12.50.
440 acres near Maiden at $10.
265 acres near Rosalia at $10.
240 acres near Spangle at $50.
Only a fifth down. Only 7 per cent
W. H. GOFF. Colfax, Wash.
For plumbing, material and sup
plies, call on J. B. Brown. Phone