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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
MEET AT PULLMAN
PROGRAM BEST EVER PRESENTED
IS GOVERNOR'S DAY.
The sixth annual convention of
the Washington Grain Growers, Ship
pers and Millers association will be
held in Pullman next week, begin
ning Monday and continuing until
Thursday afternoon. The following
program has been prepared:
January 22 and 23 —School for
millers at State Experiment Station
laboratories—methods of testing
wheat and flour. Sessions at 9:30
a. m. and 1:30 p. m.
January 23 —Wheat Growing Day:
1:30 p. m.—Opening of Wheat Con
vention, reading of minutes, appoint
ment of committees, etc. President's
annual address. General discussion
of methods of growing wheat: (a)
When and how deep to plow, J.
Houston McCroskey of Garfield and
R. W. Thatcher of the State College;
(b) Shall we use the subsurface
packer, Claude Hollingsworth of Col
fax and C. W. Bethel of Harrington;
(c) The why and how of summer till
age, R. C. McCroskey of Garfield and
Byron Hunter of Walla Walla; (d)
a home-made weeder, Charles Moody
The care of farm machinery, I. D.
Charlton, instructor in farm mechan
ics, State College.
7:30 p. m.—Concert by State Col
Address by Governor M. E. Hay.
The need of Crop Rotation, Dr.
Paul J. White, professor of agron
omy, State College.
Corn and Silage, W. D. Foster, su
perintendent of State College farm.
Alfalfa, R. A. Jackson, Dayton.
The Moisture Requirements of
Crops -(illustrated), C. C. Thorn, soil
physicist, State Experiment Station.
January 24—Milling and Market
8:30 a. m.—Exhibit of tillage im
plements at Farm Mechanics build
ing, state farm.
9:30 a. m. —General discussion of
seed wheat: (a) Pure vs. Mixed Seed;
from the growers' standpoint, D. O.
Hughes of Hartline and F. M. Slagle
of Puilinan; from the millers' stand
point, Samuel Glasgow of Spokane;
(b) How Many Varietiese: from the
farmers' standpoint, Reuben Over
man of Grangeville, M. T. Braislawn
of Sprague and B. T. Byrnes of Mos
cow; from the buyers' standpoint, R.
T. Lord of Spokane and F. P. Lint of
Lewiston; from the millers' stand
point, J. K. Smith of Spokane, J.
Stucky of Pullman and M. H. Houser
Weeds, Their Identification and
Eradication: (a) Weed Seeds, E. F.
Games, instructor in agronomy, State
College; (b) Noxious Weeds, Pro
fessor R. Kent Beattie, State Col
lege; (c) Methods of Destruction,
Rudolph Kruger of Farmington and
E. S. Sweet of Grangeville.
The State Pure Seed Law and Its
Operation, Louise M. Allen, deputy
seed inspector, of Seattle.
1:30 p. m.—The Fertility of Pa
louse Wheat Lands, J. F. Childers,
professor of agronomy, University of
The Effect of Rotation on Milling
Quality of Wheat, J. S. Jones, chem
ist Idaho Experiment Station.
The Millers' Needs, J. F. Bibb of
The Basis of State Inspection, C. J.
Hoist, state grain inspector, of Ta
coma and G. W. Cowgill, state grain
inspection board of Idaho, of Grange
Feeding Wheat to Hogs, D. O.
Lively, president Union Stock Yards
Co., of Portland, Ore.
7:30 p. m.—Concert by State Col
Marketing Wheat, Louis Delivuk
Address, L. Frank Brown of
Progress in Co-operative Organiza
tion, L. C. Crow, president Farmers'
Educational and Co-operative Union,
Dangers of Co-operation, A. W.
Taylor, professor of economic science,
January 25 —Anti-Smut Day.
9:30 a. m.—Smut in the 1911
Crop, H. J. Herman of Genesee,
Smut: Its Nature and Control, Pro
fessor Kinnard, Idaho Experiment
A New Method of Treating Wheat
for Smut, C. B. Kegley of Palouse.
11 a. m.—Business session.
1:30 p. m.—The anti-smut Cam
paign. R. C. McCroskey of Garfield,
Co-operative Experiments for the
Control of Smut, Professor H. B.
Humphrey, State College.
The Palouse Ground Squirrel, Pro
fessor W. T. Shaw, State College.
Work Begins on the Book for Whit
man and Garfleld Counties.
A. F. Eckstine and Harry Heth,
representing the Polk Directory Com
pany are in Colfax securing data for
the new 1912-13 Directory for Col
fax, Whitman and Garfield Counties.
The book is issued every two years,
and covers a vast field of information,
including the names of all inhabitants
in the two counties, together with the
complete tax lists, rural delivery
routes, and all the general informa
tion usual to such a work, gotten up
in the usual well known Polk effic-1
iency. The commercial clubs of the
different towns recommend this work
•as a valuable way of exploiting the
interests of their various communi
ties, and no doubt Colfax will be in
line with the other cities.
CLASS BASKET BALL SCHEDULE.
Fast Series of Games at High School
The following schedule has been
arranged for a series of basket ball
games to be played in the Colfax
high school gymnasium:
Jan. 23 —Sophomores vs. Fresh
men; Faculty vs. Town. Team.
Jan. 29 —Departmental vs. Fresh
men; Juniors vs. Seniors.
Feb. 9 —Sophomores vs. Freshmen;
Juniors vs. Seniors.
Feb. 16—Sophomores vs. Fresh
men; Girls Team.
Feb. 23—Class Champions; De
partmental vs. Freshmen.
March I—Faculty vs. Class Cham
pions; Dept. vs. Freshmen.
March 11—Faculty vs. '..own
Team; Girls Teams.
Admission will be 15 cents and 10
NEW BRIDGE OVER
PALOUSE IS COMPLETE
ORCHARD TRACT PEOPLE GET
MUCH NEEDED PUBLIC IM
Residents of Palouse Orchards in
the southwestern part of Whitman
county are happy over the comple
tion of the joint bridge over the Pa
louse river at Palouse Falls. The
first team passed over the bridge
when it was opened to traffic last
Friday morning. H. C. Hodgkins,
deputy county engineer and bridge
inspector for Whitman county, was
present and placed his approval on
About two years ago a joint school
district composing a part of Wh;,.nan
and Adams county was organized and
the school building was erected on
the Whitman side of the river. Since
the irrigation plans began to develop
along the river about 40 or 50 fami
lies have located at Palouse Orchards
and vicinity. On the other side of
the river the town of Palouse Falls
has come into existence and a dozen
or more families are located there.
The new connecting link gives these
people privileges and pleasures which
they have been looking forward to
ever since they located along the
The bridge consists of a pin con
nected steel truss 140 feet in length,
a rivited steel truss 45 feet in length
and 140 feet of pile approach, mak
ing the entire bridge 345 feet in
length. It is 14y 2 feet above normal
water line and one foot above ex
treme high water mark. The sup
ports are steel tubes filled with con
The plans and specifications were
prepared by County Engineer J. M.
McCaw of this county and the work
was done under the supervision of
Engineer H. W. Pettijohn of Adams
county and Bridge Inspector H. C.
Hodgkins of Whitman county. Work
of putting the bridge into place begun
about the middle of October. The
entire cost is about $5830, one-half of
which will be paid by Adams county
and one-half by Whitman county.
COLFAX RESIDENT 83 YEARS.
Apoplexy Caused Death of Old Man
at North End.
Charles C. Cole, aged 74 years,
died suddenly early Tuesday morn
ing at his home in North Colfax. He
had been slightly ill for some time
but was not considered to be danger
ously ill. Funeral services were held
at the North Methodist church yes
terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev.
N. M. Jones officiating. Burial was
in the Colfax cemetery.
Besides a wife Mr. Cole leaves two
sons, James and Gus, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. C. V. Maxfield, of Spokane;
one son, N. F. Cole and one daughter,
Mrs. F. N. Brown, of Colfax and one
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Jones, of Pull
Mr. Cole and family came here in
Woodmen of the World Install.
Royal Camp Woodmen of the
World, installed the following offi
cers Thursday night for the ensuing
term: C. A. Parker, Past Counsul; R.
P. Hill, Counsul Commander; Desmet
Davis, Adviser Lieutenant; O. L.
Crawford, Banker; Tom Oliver,
Clerk; W. G. McGulre, Escort; Tom
Hunt, Watchman; John Heglar, Sen
try; Dave Beasley, Manager; Paul
Pattison, Camp Organizer; Drs.
W. A. Mitchell, R. J. Skaife and W.
B. Palamountain, were appointed
Candidate for Congress Here.
N. W\ Durham, one of the numer
ous candidates for congress from the
Third district of Washington, was
making himself acquainted with Col
fax people Saturday. He was on his
way to Pullman where he addressed
the students of the State college on
"The Progressive Movement: Is it
Radical or Conservative?" Mr. Dur
ham was managing editor of the
Spokesman-Review for 21 years and
is closely in touch with the political
situation of the northwest.
Planning Minstrel Show.
An old time high class minstrel
show will be put on by the Knights
of Pythias some time next month. At
a meeting of the lodge Wednesday
night a committee consisting of O. C.
Glaser, E. J. Peschau and H. M. Love
was appointed to complete plai.s for
the show, which will be by home tal
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 19, 1912.
REPORT OF STATE
COLFAX BOY IS ADMITTED TO BAR
••-WHITMAN HAS ONE CASE
IN SUPREME COURT.
Olympia, Jan. 17—Robert M. Bur
gunder, of Colfax, was one of the 21
successful candidates who passed the
examination for admission to the bar
of Washington which was held on
January 11 by the state bar examin
ers. This was the most difficult ex
amination that has been held in re
cent years. A total of 2G took the
The supreme court will hear a
total of 165 cases at the session
which opened on Monday, Jan. 8,
which is a little below the number
heard at the January term in 1911.
Of the 165 cases 54 come from King
county, 22 from Spokane county, 18
from Pierce county and 13 from Sno
homish county. No other county has
more than five cases to be argued.
There is one case from Whitman
county on the calendar.
Saving on Jute.
The report of Superintendent Reed
of the state penitentiary to Gov. Hay
called attention to mistakes made in
former years and by avoiding these
mistakes the taxpayers have been
saved considerable money. By send
ing Supt. Reed to India to take ad
vantage of the market in purchasing
the jute for the penitentiary the state
board of control saved the state more
than $10,000. The amount expend
ed for jute totaled $87,650, as 5000
bales were purchased at $17.53 a
bale, while California paid $19.50 a
bale for its jute.
Sections 16 and 36 in Question.
In an opinion rendered by the su
preme court in the case of the state
against Edward H. Whitney, the su
preme court holds that the state of
Washington owns sections 16 and 36
in each township, which were granted
to the state by Congress by the en
abling act of 1889. Under this ruling,
unless the case is appealed to the
United States supreme court the
state has a right to eject all settlers
upon the school lands. The federal
government has given title to about
200,000 acres of these sections, but
if lien lands can be obtained from the
government the state will not press
its claim for these lands.
Industrial Insurance Findings.
Fred Crisp of Sprague was award
ed $78.00 per month for injuries to
his head, neck and shoulders and in
juries to his spinal cord and nerves,
by the state industrial insurance
commission, and Charles Moline of
Hooper was adjudged by the commis
sion to have no claim.
New Rates March 1.
When the distributive rates go in
to effect on March 1, 1912, there will
be a reduction of the regular rates of
about ten per cent. Fourteen distri
buting centers are named in the order
putting the new rates into effect, but
any town may by making a proper
showing before the public service
commission secure the advantage of
the new rates.
Woman Gets New Trial.
In the Chelan county case of Mrs.
Hannah Beebee, a widow aged 69
years, who was convicted of murder
ing James E. Sutton, near Cashmere,
the supreme court has granted a new
trial, because the statements of the
daughter of the woman who was also
on trial were permitted to go before
the jury, which the supreme court
holds was error.
New Law in Action.
Since Oct. 1, 1911, when the new
law went into effect, the state indus
trial insurance company has collected
premiums from 3,395 employers of
labor and 1,000 persons have been
protected by the new law. The total
amount collected up to January 1,
1912, amounted to $415,041, of
which amount 126,497 has been ex
pended, leaving $388,544 as the bal
ance on hand.
FARMERS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC.
Elect Officers and Discuss Plans for
Colfax Local No. 48, Farmers
Union, in regular meeting last Satur
day elected the following officers:
Charles Bensel, president; F. B. Rog
ers, vice president; John Bloom, sec
retary; B. F. Sherfey, door keeper.
The meeting was largely attended
and an enthusiastic discussion of the
union store idea was had. No one
seemed to have a definite plan map
ped out and a committee was appoint
ed to look up the ~iatter and draft
a plan for consideration at the next
meeting; of the union on January 27.
The committee will visit Moscow
where a farmers union store is in op
AUSTRALIAN LECTURER COMING
A Message from Far Away Lands and
Dr. E. Tremayne Dunstan, the
Australian traveler, lecturer and en
tertainer, will lecture at the high
school Monday evening, January 22,
on "The World's Model Government."
This lecture deals with interesting
experimental legislation of Australia
and New Zealand. An American audi
ence will receive a new point in re
gard to »id age pensions, universal
suffrage and several other questions
which will become paramount and
are already of intense interest.
COLFAX TO GET
WORK WILL SOON BE RESUMED AT
TOP OF ALMOTA GRADE-OLD
"Whitman is one of the most active
of the 39 counties of the state of
Washington in improved road build
ing," said W. J. Roberts, state high
way commissioner, when he was in
this city Monday. The unusually
large number of incorporated towns
or trade centers has something to do
with the active interest taken by the
people. Under the new highway law
the construction of an improved road
must begin at a trade center or at
the end of an improved road which
begins at a trade center. Whitman
county is unique in another way, in
that property owners are petitioning
for the roads and are putting up 15
per cent of the cost. If property own
ers do not petition for an improved
road the commissioners may order it
in where they please, as long as they
live up to the requirements of the
law, and the abutting property own
ers escape the 15 per cent assessment.
Whitman county people see the ad
vantage of the better roads and are
willing to pay for them.
To get down to actual figures the
15 per cent assessment is not so high
as might be imagined. A man own
ing property abutting on one side of
the highway for a distance of one
mile will have to pay only $400 to
$600 according to the cost of the con
struction, which is running from $5 -
000 to $8,000 a mile.
"This county is not keeping up
with others, Yakima for instance, in
the purchase of modern road build
ing machinery," says Mr. Roberts.
"It is economy for the county to own
modern machinery. I believe, too,
that county commissioners should
hold office for two terms if they are
honest and competent for it usually
takes one term for a commissioner to
learn how to spend county money
Commissioner Roberts' trip to
Whitman county at this time was pri
marily to adjust the differences with
the county commissioners and con
tractors over the contract on State
Aid Road No. 47, south of this city,
on which work was begun about two
years ago by Use & Elliott who lost
money on that and other contracts
and quit work.
Since the conference on Monday
the state proposes to cancel the con
tract and turn the road over to the
county to be completed under the
provisions of the new highway law
and about $7000, which has been
held up by the state pending the com
pletion of the old contract, will be
turned over to the county for use in
The proposed improvement on
State Aid Road No. 47 covered a dis
tance of about two miles and about
75 per cent of the grading was com
pleted before the contractors became
insolvent. The pay which the con
tractors received from the county
practically covered the cost of the
work which they completed.
While here Commissioner Roberts
went over the provisions of the per
manent highway law with the com
missioners and county engineer bring
ing out points that have been in ques
tion. He also went over the contracts
made last fall with The Wilson-Bailey
Construction company and O. H.
Stratton and suggested some changes.
Messrs. Wilson and Stratton were
present and agreed to the changes.
Plans and specifications for Im
proved Road No. 4 running about two
miles southwest from Pullman, which
have been under preparation in the
engineer's office, were turned over to
the state commissioner for his ap
proval. Mr. Roberts expressed to the
commissioners his satisfaction over
the accuracy of the plans which have
been submitted to him from Whitman
county at different times. He said
Whitman is far ahead of some other
counties of the state in that respect.
Commissioner Roberts is well
known in Colfax where he served as
city engineer for three and a half
years beginning in 1892. He had
charge of putting in the first water
system and the first large sewer in
Colfax. He expects to return here in
the spring to spend several days vis
iting the road work which will be in
progress at that time.
The first contract to be let by Whit
man county under the new law for
j the construction of water bound ma-
cadam road with blanket treatment
of oil was to O. H. Stratton of Spo
kane for a piece of road about one
and one-half miles in length extend
ing from Palouee City towards Al
mota. The contract price was $12,
--665. Mr. Stratton has been on the
work this week and is beginning to
open his quarry and is getting out
rock ready for active construction
work as soon as the weather will per
mit in the spring.
Improved road No. 1 is at Garfield
extending for a trifle over three miles.
This contract was let to the Wilson-
Bailey Construction company for
$23,270. About one-half the grading,
including nearly all of the heavy
rock work, was done last fall and the
work will be pushed to early com
pletion in the spring.
The contract for Improved road
No. 2, extending a little over a mile
towards Palouse from Colfax was let
to The Wilson-Bailey Construction
company for $8930. No work has
been done on this contract.
Plans and specifications for Im
proved road No. 4, as above mention
ed, are in the hands of the state high
way commissioners and the contract
will probably be let this spring.
The preliminary survey has been
made for Improved road No. 5 for
a distance of 2.8 miles near Rosalia
but it is doubtful if it can be con
structed this season.
DR. STUHT'S FATHER DEAD.
Was Spending Winter with Family in
Friends here were pained to learn
of the death of Mr. Ernest Stuht
father of Dr. A. E. Stuht, at Los
Angeles Monday evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Stuht came out last fall from
their home at Omaha and were guests
for two months with their sons, Dr
Stuht and Clinton B. Stuht in Spo
kane and were also here for a day.
Later they went to southern Califor
nia in company with their son, Clin
I Dr. Stuht was a Colfax visitor over
| Sunday and before leaving here re
j ceived a message saying his father
| was very ill. On returning to Spo
kane he received a second message
and he and Mrs. Stuht left at once for
Los Angeles. At Portland they re
| ceived another message saying .Mr.
j Stuht was dead and they at once
i changed their route to Omaha.
The elder Mr. Stuht was formerly
I a railroad contractor but retired
from active business several yoars
| ago. He has been a frequent visitor
I in Colfax and has many friends here.
COLFAX WATER RENTS
DEBT IX WATER FUND DIM IN
ISHES RAPIDLY —MANY IM
PROVEMENTS ARE MADE.
The Colfax water system is prov
ing a paying investment as shown by
the figures of the city clerk's annual
report filed with the council Monday
night. The special water fund creat
ed for the purpose of paying off the
indebtedness of about $55,000 for
the construction of the Elberton pipe
line shows the debt to have been cut
to $22,500 and $3,000 on hand for
reducing the debt still further as
soon as the warrants can be called.
The debt which was contracted in
1905 is rapidly vanishing. Seventy
per cent of the water rents are turn
ed into this fund.
In 1911 the water rents amounted
to $10,865 and $7,600 was turned in
to the special fund. The remaining
30 per cent took care of the expense
of the regular water fund and re
duced the debt of that fund about
$400. Warrants to the amount of
$21,411 are still outstanding in the
general water fund.
Warrants to the amount of $24,020
are outstanding in the city current
expense fund. This amount has in
creased about $4000 during the past
year, but the expenses charged to
that fund have been extraordinary
and include $6090 for the Inland
street bridge and wall, $4075 for en
gineering and extra expenses on ac
count of the paving and $8177 for
streets, sewers, sidewalks and
Among the other interesting items
of current expenses are street sprink
ling $811, and fire department $594.
The bonded indebtedness of the
city is $77,000 and the sinking fund
contains $7000 to reduce this debt.
The bonds mature this spring and a
special election will be called for the
purpose of creating a new bond issue.
It is the plan of the city administra
tion to have some of the warrant in
debtedness covered by the next bond
issue, thereby reducing the rate of in
terest on the debt.
Delinquent taxes reported amount
The entire debt of the city is item
ized as follows:
Bonds $ 77,000
Outstanding warrants 68,082
Water Meter Contract 2,400
The report also shows cash on
Colfax Gets Over $5,600 from Coun
ty and State.
The regular apportionment of
school monies was made at the office
of the county superintendent this
week. The state apportionment to
Whitman county is $14,772.13, the
county apportionment $41,056.92 and
the high school bonus $4,500.
The high school bonus is divided
according to the number of years
high school work done in each school.
Colfax has four years of high school
work and receives $400. A school
with but two years of high school
work will receive only $200 of this
Colfax's share of the different ap
portionments is as follows: State,
$1,462.54; County, $3798.85; High
school bonus, $400, making a total
Wheat Selling More Active.
With the price up a cent or two a
bushel, wheat has been moving more
rapidly for the past week than before
in some time. Several thousand
bushels were bougEt yesterday by lo
cal dealers. The price ranges irom
67 cents to 71 cents, according to the
| variety. Careful estimates by Colfax
i buyers place the amount of unsold
wheat now stored in warehouses at
from 15 to 20 per cent of the entire
Excavating is Begun.
William Pointer, who has the con
tract for making the excavations for
the new Dreifus & Co. and Walker
buildings on Main street, began work
PRICE FIVE CENTa
OUT UF POLITICS
CHIEF AND ASSISTANT GET EQUAL
PAY-DRAWING STRINGS ON
POOL HALL MEN.
Another link in the chain connect
ing the city marshalshtp with politii s
was served Monday night when the
city council by unanimous vote de
cided to give the chief of police and
his assistant equal pay. Laat year
the thief drew $90 a month and his
assistant $70. This year each man
will receive $80,
Pool and billiard halls must close
at midnight and remain closed until
7 o'clock in the morning, provided
the ordinance making additional
regulations for such places pi |
final reading in the same form as ifc
passed first and second reading. Sim c
the first of the year pool hall pro
prietors have been closing at mid
: night but should they keep open
later after the final passage of this
ordinance they will become liable to
a fine of $25.. Another section of
the ordinance makes it unlawful to
permit a partition more than 4 4
inches in height between the front
and back parts of any pool hall.
The members of the street commit
tee will be busy men if they give im
mediate attention to all the matters
that were referred to them at Mon
day night's meeting. The location of
various street lights are to be in
vestigated and ordered changed if
found advisable by the committee.
More light is to be placed on Main
street between the Island street and
Codd bridges. A light near the flour
ing mill is to be changed to benefit
the residents of Park street. Other
lights are to be moved so they will
cast their rays in dark corners. The
attention of the street commissioner
was called to sidewalks with broken
boards or no boards at all. The 0.-VV.
R. & N. company is to be notified to
put in a plank crossing over their
tracks on Cooper street. The request
of the Inland railroad company for
permission to have the sidewalk
along their property between the new
depot and the Codd bridge bui't of
the same material as the paving and
without curb, did not meet with
The application of F. D. Gelwlck
for permission to operate a pop corn
wagon on the streets was not grant
The bond for $10,000 of City
Treasurer W. R. Anderson and sign
ed by W. G. Frazer and John Bloom
as sureties, was approved.
Wood piles and old wagons will
not be permitted to remain on the
paving in the alley where they will
interfere with good work by the
City Engineer J. H. Miller wag
granted leave of absence without pay
for a period not to exceed 30 days.
His salary was fixed at $125 a month
for the first three months of the
present year and $150 a month after
April 1 until further notice.
E. R. Barroll, H. L. Plummer and
C. H. Erwin were appointed as a
committee to continue negotiations
for the opening of Mill street straight
through to Morton street.
TAXES NEARLY ALL PAID.
Sheriff Makes Good Record in <'ol
lectinj? from Bad Ones.
Delinquent personal taxes, includ
ing interest and mileage, collected by
the sheriff during the past year
amounted to $7,394.44, of which
amount $285.56 was for 1909 taxes
which had been reported as unrol
lectable. "By the use of the auto
mobile these collections were made
at an expense of between $300 and
$400," says the sheriff.
The amount of delinquent personal
taxes reported uncollectable this year
is $1673.90 compared with $3406 re
ported a year ago. This is the first
year the work has been done by the
sheriff. Formerly the treasurer sent
out a special deputy to collect delin
FOUR COLFAX BOYS BRANDKD.
Caught in Moscow Pasture and Big
Elks from eastern Washington and
northern Idaho had one big time at
Moscow last Saturday night. Candi
dates from Co'fax, Pullman, Moscow
and other places were initiated. The
Colfax candidates were B. F. Randall,
Ed. Harpole, Charles Bramwell and
John Bloom. Poor John Bloom- —-
after the initiation he tried to ride
the mule and the mule did not want
to be ridden. John slid off and the
mule put a bump on John's shin that
will keep him in the house for sever
al days. No other casualties were
River Wall Protected.
Carrying out the instructions of
the city council an iron rail has been
constructed along the river wall a 0
the ends of the streets which cross
Main street. It was at the end of
Spring street where James Camp
bell was supposed to have stumbled
into the river and drowned about
two months ago, and this was the
first place to receive attention after
the recent order of the council.
Gets $200 Insurance.
An insurance adjuster was in Col
fax Wednesday and handed Charles
Schultz a check for |200 for the dam
ages which he suffered two weeks ago
when the house which he occupied on
Mill street was damaged by fire.