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The wood chuck having failed to
ge his shadow on ground hog's day
is now playing hide and seek with his
The Penawawa High school is mak
ing great progress. The teachers are
succeeding admirably with their
The steamboats are busily remov
ing last summers wheat from the
southside of Snake river.
Revival meetings in the Free
Methodist church have been taking
place for the last three weeks. Large
crowds have been attending. Ser
vices were conducted by the follow
ing: Rev. Bartlow of Pomeroy, Rev.
Achilles of Spokane, Rev. Dewy of
Portland, and Rev. H. S. Smith of
Mr. Van Nice crossed Snake river
at Penawawa on bis way to Dayton
with a large bunch of horses.
Snake river has fallen several feet
in the last few days.
Rev. Fowler of Diamond irill
)<reach in this vicinity Sunday mom
ing and evening. All are cordially
Jnvited to attend.
Harvey and Frank Freeman and
family were visiting relatives near St.
John last week.
Miss Leo Hunt spent Saturday and
Sunday with her friends, Misses
Gladys and Laura Davis.
Mrs. Sam Ellis visited her daugh
ter, Miss Willene Ellis, who is a se
nior in the Colfax High school,
Miss Racheal Beasley has returned
home from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dobbins spent
Saturday and Sunday with Garfield
Wilbur Ripley and family visited
with Frank Schreibers Sunday.
George Neil transacted business
A large per cent of the grain
stored in the Mackonema ware
hcuses is being shipped out now.
Miss Bettie Shields spent several
days in Colfax this week.
James Simpson and Miss Brown of
Ofikirsdale, Wash., visited at the home
of Tom Grimm's last Friday evening.
Little Jean Huffman, who has been
quite sick, is reported some better.
Messrs Perry Lawrence of Olym
pia and Lawrence Bishop o£ Pull
man spent last weeks end at the
home of their aunt, Mrs. S. W. Crum
Rev. Henderson of Elberton rora
lyemed a series of revival meetings
?.t ihe school house Sunday evening.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Pliant
*\vas the scene of .1 jolly bunch cf
young people Tuesday evening. J;m
vii O 30. The occasion was in honor
of their son, Robert's twenty-fhfct
I.larion Crumbaker and Eii lowing
of Glennwood had a narrow escape
from death while working in the ware
house at that place Monday after
noon. A large pile of sacks of wheat
fell, burying them beneath it. Only
the quick work of the two men who
were assisting in the ware house
saved the life of Crumkaber, who had
about 10 sacks piled upon aim. Both
men were quite severely injured.
Crumbaker received a badly crushed
chest and a wrenched back; pneu
monia has since set in, caused by the
blood in his lungs.
Mr. Ewing was hurt in the head,
chest and had one ankle badly
sprained. Luckily no bones were
Monday Prof. J. F. Fuss, principal
of Diamond High school, tendered his
resignation, which was accepted by
the board of directors.
Ed Muntz, our local butcher, went
to Spokane this week on business.
A. S. Hamilton, our post master, is
on the sickx list with La Grip this
week. Miss Phobe Frazier, his assist
ant, is running the post office.
The dog poisoner was around Mon
day night. The result is several val
liable dogs were killed.
Mrs. I. M. Curtis and .Viiss Clalra
McCall represented the Kay Bapt'st
Sunday-school at the Inland Suuti^.y-
SclK'Ol convention at Wwiona, Mout.
Mrs. Mary Burton was called to
Ritzville, Monday, to be at the bed
side of her niece, who is very sick.
J. L. Moore has been on the sick
list for the past few days. He was
in LaCrosse this week for treatment
under Dr. Campbell.
Rev. W. A. Replogle from Pome
roy preached to a full house Sunday
morning and evening at the Hay
church. Special music was furnished
by the Hay quartet for the evening
services and young people's meeting.
The Hay Sunday-school has recent
ly purchased a fine black board; had
the organ repaired, and added two
stiinged instruments to the cnoir.
J. M. Curtis was upon Alkali flat
Monday, buying cattle for the Curtis-
McCa.ll Stock ranch. He brought back
10 nice head.
J. S. Moore lost one of his fine
driving horses Sunday night, caused
from kidney colic.
Hay can boast of having the only
lady operator on this line of the O.
W. R. & N. company.
Our farmers are taking advantage
of this fine weather to finish their
plowing for spring sowing.
Following are the names of the
students who were neither absent nor
tardy for the month of January: Ad
vanced room —Grace Taggart, Nola
Dobson, Luther Dobson, Lewis
Thompson, Ruth Wade, Alice Buff,
Martha McCall, Minnie Dobson. Pri
mary room —Abner Dobson, Robert
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 9,1912.
Dobson, Roy McCall, Alberta Morgan,
Mary Taggart, Walter Thornton and
Mrs. B. M. Keaton and family
passed through town on Monday,
moving household goods to Winona,
where they will make their future
Mrs. R. Keaton will spend a few
days with her son, J. B. here, until
the home at Winona will be arranged.
J. E. Moore and wife were Colfax
visitors Saturday, returning Sunday.
H. Moneke, of Montana, arrived
this week for a visit with his old
friend, M. Schreck, for a time.
Deputy Sheriff Eastep was in town
on official business on Saturday.
Coroner Bruning, of Colfax, was
here Tuesday, conducting an investi
gation of the accident on the O. W. R.
& N., which resulted in the death of
a Greek employe. A sharp curve hid
the incoming train from view until
too late to remove the hand car,
which struck the man, resulting in
Officials of the Railroad company
were present at the investigation
Tuesday, and all narrowly escaped a
second accident, owing to the dense
fog. They saw No. 12, the flyer, ap
proaching when but a few rods dis
tant. All jumped safely, but not
enough was left of the hand car to
Principal Chas. A. Tucker was ab
sent Monday and Tuesday, visiting
school at Pullman and Colfax.
A relative of Louis Elerd arrived
Monday for a visit at their home.
An entertainment by the primary
and intermediate grades, assisted by
local talent, was given on Friday
J. Moore of Hay was in town Tues
day taking out a load of farming im
plements to get ready for spring
Wilcox and vicinity are much in
terested in the consolidating of a
number of small school districts into
one, as it will be a great benefit to
Messrs Homer and Majors are de
serving of a great deal of credit for
the interest they took in circulating
the school petitions.
Messrs Waldon and Karr, traveling
ministers, are holding a series of
meetings at the school house. We
can net quite agree with your corres
pondent from this locality last week
in regard to the above named gentle
men. We don't think that the com
munity in general would want to
throw any cold water on a worthy
cause that is meant for the up lifting
of men and women. The gentlemen
have acted very commendable in this
vicinity and haven't ask for any do
nation from the audience.
Rev. Clayton Judy of Spokane, for
merly a missionary to Africa, will lec
ture in the United Brethern church,
inursday, February 15, on his ex
periences in Africa.
The Choir of the Methodist church
is preparing to give a special musical
program and reading Sunday night,
February 18. The readings are from
"Pilgrim's Progress," and the music
is specially written to further illus
trate them. Miss Beulah Seagle will
render the readings and the full choir
will render the musical program.
There are about 20 members under
the direction of C. E. Moffitt.
Rev. E. R. Henderson is holding
special meetings at Palouse this week.
Sunday morning his pulpit will be
filled by District Superintendent Gib
son, and in the evening by Rev. M. H.
Snowball Circle W. of W. held a
special meeting Tuesday afternoon to
vote on application received.
Dr. Divine and Geo. W. Perm journ
eyed east to Garfield Monday night
to attend a meeting of the Masonic
The meeting of the council Satur
day night was attended by all mem
bers, and a great deal of business was
transacted. It was decided to hold
the annual picnic in June, and a park
committee was appointed consisting
of C. N. Hinchliff, Wm. Stairet and
D. E. Hall. A dam was ordered built
opposite the picnic grounds, which
when completed, will make an ideal
place for all water sports during pic
n'c time and will make sufficient
water for the plying of small boats.
The council also took up the matter
of building a concrete bridge to re
place what is known as bridge 110
across the Palouse river at this point,
and drafted a letter to the county
commissioners urging that same be
built. The council also ordered a
side-walk built to the school house to
connect with the walk put in the
school grounds by the directors.
Elberton Knights of Pythias intend
celebrating their first anniversary in
fitting style March 7. Grand Instruc
tor Clark V. Savidge of Olympia, is
expected to be present and the Colfax
team has been invited to put on the
work in the third rank. The lodge
here was instituted by the Colfax
Knights March 7, 1911, and has en
joyed a steady growth ever since.
They have also purchased and paid
for suitable paraphernalia and are in
excellent condition financially.
Luck Shoots Boy by Accident.
Eleven-year-old John Carpenter
was shot through the eye, while
peeping out through a knot hole
in a smoke house by Arthur
Luck, at the latter's home a few
miles west of Pullman, Sunday after
noon. The boy was a son of Mrs
Frank Carpenter, housekeeper for
Mr. Luck. Coming in from the yard
where he had been to shoot a chicken
Mr. Luck had one cartridge in the
gun and said he might as well get
nd of it. He shot at the knot hole
in the smokehouse, not knowing the
boy was inside. The child lived but
For plumbing, material and sup
plies, call on J. B. Brown. Phone
BELLINGHAM BANKER ENDS
LEGAL TANGLE INVOLVING
Harry J. Welty, convicted of ac
cepting deposits in the Home Security
Savings bank of Bellingham and sen
tenced to from four to 1 Oyears in
the penitentiary, has given up his
legal fight for freedom and has sur
rendered himself to the warden of
the penitentiary at Walla Walla;' The
case has been so tangled up among
the courts of Whatcom and Whit
man counties and the supreme court
for the last week that the sheriff of
Whatcom county did not know
whether he has authority to take
Welty into custody or not.
Sheriff L. A. Thomas of Whatcom
county was in Colfax for nearly a
week waiting to get his hands on
Welty, and when he heard Wednes
day morning that Welty was at the
penitentiary, Thomas at once started
for Bellingham, going by way of
Walla Walla to make sure his iatend-r
ed victim was safely behind the bars.
A few days ago Judge Neill re
ceived an order from the supreme
court directing him to show cause on
February 9 why the superior court
should not be prohibited from acting
in the habeus corpus case of H. J.
Welty. The judge has made his re
turn showing why the writ of pro
hibition should not issue, quoting
from Washington reports. In closing
Judge Neill says:
"My view of the matter is that a
writ of habeas corpus should issue
as a matter of course, being a con
stitutional right that is guaranteed
to every citizen of the United States,
and when a citizen claims this right
he should have an opportunity to be
h-ard, so that he may not be deprived
of his rights by reason of the judge
acting on "first impression," and
without having heard both sides, and
such is the rule laid down by the
supreme court of the United States."
Now that Welty is in the peniten
tiary the supreme court may quash
all proceedings and nothing will be
left for the defendant but to begin
his term of sentence.
Lieutenant Elmer of Salvation Army
A farewell entertainment will be
given at the Baptist church Monday
cA rening, February 12, at 7:30 o'clock
for Lieutenant Elmer of the Salva
tion Army. The following program
has been prepared:
Prayer Rev. Bainton
Reading Mrs. F. N. English
Vocal Duet Wash, and Lincoln
The Misses Newman.
Books of the Great Book...Grace Hale
Selection Ridgeway Orchestra
Address F. N. English
Value of Organization
S. M. McCroskey
Piano Solo Ruby Sherfey
Chas L. Chamberlain
[Vocal Duet, Sound the Gospel Message
Lt. A. M. Elmer and Rev. Moore.
Recitation Harry Sanders
Farewell Address Lt. A. M. Elmer
Prayer Rev. N. M. Jones.
Sedentary habits, lack of outdoor
exercise, insufficient mastication of
food, constipation, a torpid liver, wor
ry and anxiety, are the most common
causes of stomach troubles. Correct
your habits and take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets and you
will soon be well again. For sale by
Buy your MAGAZINES at the ELK
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V.KAS. STEELE AND JOE PARTIGAIS
IN "THE RIGHT OF WAY," SATURDAY NIGHT.
"SIS HOPKINS" NEXT WEEK.
Posey Country People Shown as They
Are in Real Life.
When "Sis Hopkins," that very
popular play of country life is pre
sented at the Ridgeway theater
Wednesday, February 14, it will be
the last time the originator of the
lovable character of "Sis," Miss Rose
Melville, will be seen as the Posey
Country girl. At the conclusion of
her present tour, Miss Melville will
retire permanently from the stage.
It was Miss Melville's intention to re
tire last season, but the impossibility
of securing a successor and the many
J requests for her reappearance made
J it necessary to change all her plans.
"Sis Hopkins" has been before the
public for 12 seasons and there has^
been no time when the play, clean
and satisfying, has not been greeted
by crowded theaters everywhere. In
the famous seminary scene, Mr. J. R.
Stirling, Miss Melville's manager, has
introduced many new specialties. Of
course "Sis" is still doing her won
derously intricate "snakentine"
dance, and Obadiah, the undertaker's
boy, is still writing witty epitaphs to
go with the marked characters of the
TO IMPROVE ALMOTA ROAD.
Commissioners Take First Steps to
Have Work Resumed.
The county commissioners in ses
sion Tuesday decided to improve the
Almota road for about two miles
south from Colfax. The old uncom
pleted contract with Else & Elliott
was terminated and the balance now
in the hands of the state will be avail
able for completing the work under
a new contract.
The preliminary resolution passed
by the commissioners Tuesday will
be submitted to State Highway Com
missioner Roberts for approval. With
no hitches in the program the con
tract will probably be let in May and
the work completed during the sum
Much of the grading on the pro
posed piece of work has already been
Life Saved at Death's Door.
"I never felt so near my grave,"
writes W. R. Patterson, of Welling
ton, Tex., as when a frightful cough
and lung trouble pulled me down to
100 pounds, in spite of doctor's treat
ment for two years. My father, moth
er and two sisters died of consump
tion, and that I am alive today is due
solely to Dr. King's New Discovery,
which completely cured me.
Now I weigh 187 pounds and have
been well and strong for years."
Quick, safe, sure, its the best remedy
on earth for coughs, colds, lagrippe,
asthma, croup, and all throat and
lung troubles. 50c & $1.00. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by all drug
"My child was burned terribly
about the face, neck and chest. I ap
plied Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil. The
pain ceased and the child sank into a
restful sleep."—Mrs. Nancy M. Han
son, Hamburg, N. Y.
Don't use harsh physics. The re
action weakens the bowels, leads to
chronic constipation. Get Doan's Reg
ulets. They operate easily, tone the
stomach, cure constipation.
The beer that made Milwaukee
famous on tap at Monahan's.
3-acre tract, 8-room house with
bath, good barn, wood house, poultry
yard and young orchard. East St.,
South Colfax; also, 4-acre tract, 9
room house and outbuildings. 40
acres of good land joining both small
Gold fish at 15c to 50c each at the
ELK DRUG STORE.
Ridgeway Theatre Two Nights Only
Saturday, February 10
"THE RIGHT OF WAY"
Sunday, February 11
COMING EVENT EXTRAORDINARY
R. A. Johnson Presents Mr. Sanford Dodge, supported by
Miss Adelle Nickerson, presenting his new play,
"THE RIGHT OF WAY"
From Sir Gilbert Parker's wonderful story, dramatized by-
What is Love, Life, Death, Right, Happiness, and is there a
Hereafter? Come and see the questions answered.
Sunday Evening, February 11th, "FAUSF
A GUARANTEED ATTRACTION. A $2.00 Show at Popular
Prices for this Engagement Only, 50 and 75c. Reserved Seats, $1
Crowded houses everywhere. Secure your seats early. Now on sale
at Hamilton Drug Co.'s Store-
All Special Scenery, Elegant Costumes, Wonderful Lighting Effedts
Why Not Go
to tfee Bungalow
The Local Real Estate Dealers
Spend their money in the town in which they live; they expend more
money in boosting their town and surrounding country than does any
institution in the town. In turn they are patted on the back and told
they are good fellows. But, if a local business firm or individual
wishes to buy a certain piece of property, it is the custom in Colfax
for said parties to write to the owner of the property direct, instead
of buying "AT HOME" and allowing the commission to remain In
circulation in the town. During the last four years we recall several
instances where local Colfax people have ignored the home realty
dealers and in every instance they paid more for the property than
had they bought "at home." We can prove it. This is reciprocity
handed out on a platter in great, big chunks. On the other hand we
fail to recall a single instance where any of the realty dealers have
sent away for their wares.
LET US FIGURE ON YOUR BILL.
We want a 320 acre ranch for a client who has a 6-room modern
home in Walla Walla and $5,000 cash to put down as a first pay
ment. Land must be good and located East of Lee siding.
We have a fine ranch of 173 acres, 80 acres flat land, located on
the Moscow-Spokane electric line; a fine home. Will sell Takes
?4,000 cash to handle. Owner will take in exchange a small ranch
on electric line of 80 or more acres.
We have City property in Colfax for sale.
We have ranch lands for sal*;—good ones.
We will loan yonr money for you.
We will write your insurance—if you wish it.
Colfax Insurance and Realty Co.
REID BLOCK, : . ; ... COLFAX, WASH.
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