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EVENTS OF INTEREST TO GAZETTE
READERS TRANSPIRE IN MANY
J. C. Thomassen of Colton, was in
tov.n over Sunday.
Ira Camp made a business trip to
"Walla Walla from Sunday till Tues
J. Swindel will take up his duties
again at the Pampa blacksmith shop
after an absence of two years.
A. J. Logsdon shipped a car of
hogs from this place on Tuesday.
P. O. King and H. Carmin left
Tuesday for Colfax.
The 500 card club was entertained
by Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Knowlton on
Friday evening. Mrs. J. E. Moore
and Chas. Moore won the prizes.
Seven tables were played and all re
port a royal time.
The Ladies Reading club met with
Mrs. J. G. Schadegg Thursday.
Wm. Hope of Kahlotus, visited La-
Crosse between trains Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Camp are pack
ing their household goods prepara
tory to moving to Colfax, where Mr.
Camp will have charge of the Kerr-
Miss Rockhill was the guest of
Miss Marten Tuesday evening re
turning Saturday to Pampa.
The weather continues warm and
springlike. A number of farmers
have been plowing for several days
and a few have begun seeding.
C. R. Hayes left Sunday evening
for Los Angeles in response to a tele
gram slating that his father, who
went down there for the winter sev
eral weeks ago, was seriously ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Eaton are re
joicing over the birth of a son.
Word has been received that L. F.
Smith, who is spending the winter in
Los Ange'es, is having serious
trouble with his eyes.
Rev. W. H. Rogers has accepted a
pastorate in San Diego, California,
and will leave Monday for his new
fie'd of labor. Mrs. Rogers and chil
dren will visit her parents, who live
near Edmonton, Alberta, before go
ing to San Diego.
Mrs. E. L. Irwin entertained a
number of young people at her home
on Monday evening in honor of Miss
Misses Clara Sherman and Mary
Boulden entertained the high school
and faculty at the home of the latter
at a very pleasant "Heart Party," on
the evening of St. Valentine's Day.
Mr. T. E. Allen accepted the prin
cipalship of the Diamond school, tak
ing charge Monday.
W. M. Stipe made a flying trip to
F. M. Hamilton visited friends in
Colfax Saturday and Sunday, return
The pulpit in the Baptist church
was occupied Sunday by a Methodist
Robert Ping of Spokane, a former
resident of Diamond, visited with
friends here last week, returning to
Mrs. Harvey Beach of Idaho is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. F. M. Hamilton,
and other relatives this week.
Rev. F.'wler of Diamond preached
to a small audience Sunday morning
Grandma Freeman, mother of Mar
ion Freeman, died at her home near
St. John, Monday. Grandma was well
known here, having spent a part of
her time here with her son. The rel
atives have the sympathy of their
friends in this their sad hour of
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Ellis were Sun
day passengers to Elberton.
Jas. Dobbins and family visited
relatives in Garfield Sunday.
Millard Lloyd was down near
Hooper on business, the first of the
Doc Pernell of Colfax worshiped
in this vicinity Sunday.
Joe Hubbard and family spent
Sunday with E. F. Worman; also
with Leo Hunt.
Mrs. Joe Hunt spent last week
with Mrs. Jesiger near Endicott.
L. L. Page attended preaching in
this vicinity Sunday.
Bart Davis has been the guest of
friends north of town the last few
Happy Jack will work for Harry
Colton this summer.
L. A. Littlepage transacted busi
ness in Garfleld, Wednesday.
Mrs. Lloyd was a pleasant caller
at Boon Freeinans Wednesday.
Mr. Fuss will wield the rod at
Mockonema school the rest of the
The schools and all church meet
ings have been closed by order of the
board of health on account of the
prevalence of scarlet fever. Four
families are quarantined. The dis
ease is i a very light "orm and it is
hoped that the precaution taken by
the Lcalth board will prevent its
spread. All the cases are children
County Nurse McKiniey was up
from Colfax Wednesday and fumi
gated the school bousi If no more
cases d velop it is ihought that
school vill b"£tJi a:air .. ? xt Monday
Ch 3 Ringer vas a Colfax visitor
Wedre day as v/as ah-• c. N Hin
chlfff a 1 G. M: Hume
H. C Eitel will buiM a coal house
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUABY 16,1912.
on the new track built to the Elber
ton flour mill, in the spring.
Miss Pearl Seagle left Wednesday
for Spokane where she will visit for
R. D. Hulsey of Palouse was in
town the first of the week.
George Dodds was in from his
ranch near Steptoe the first of the
week. Mr. Dodds was formerly in
the fuel business here and has many
friends who are always glad to see
It is rumored that a millinery
store will soon be opened up here.
This will be particularly interesting
to the ladies of the community.
The Women of Woodcraft initiated
two candidates at their regular meet
ing Tuesday night. After the initia
tion refreshments were served, the
decorations being in keeping with St.
Valentine's day. The lodge at this
place is strictly a woman's order, no
men being on the roster, and from all
accounts none are wanted.
YVm. Stairet and wife have been in
Pullman the past few days in atten
dance on their daughter, Mrs. Clar
ence Hinchliff who was operated on
at the Campbell hospital.
The local teaching force is visiting
schools in various parts of the coun
ty this week.
A very pleasant evening was spent
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vanices
by many of their friends and neigh
bors. They were entertained by good
music, card games, dancing and a
good time in general.
The Wilcox dances will hereafter
be conducted by the Grange. Mr. E.
O. Piborn will be manager. Mr.
Piborn is well known and well liked.
He is capable of running a dance
without help, and has done so in the
past. The change meets the approv
al of the patrons of the Wilcox
dancers and a general good time is
looked forward to. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend. The first
dance will be given Feb. 23, and
every two weeks thereafter.
Miss Nelson of the Long Hollow
school has resigned her position and
returned to her home at Everett,
Frank Endsley of Penawawa, was
in Hay, Saturday and Sunday.
I. M. Curtis was over in the Pampa
country on business Saturday.
The two Hay students who took
the recent state examination, both
succeeded in obtaining their di
plomas. They made the following
averages: Nola Dobson 91 3-4, and
Grace Taggart 90 5-8.
Mrs. Cy Neal of LaCrosse was vis
iting Mrs. W. W. Day in Hay this
J. A. Logston of LaCrosse was in
town this week buying hogs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wallace were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Curtis
Rev. Staten, of Winona, will fill his
regular appointment at the Hay
church Sunday. He will have a
special singer with him who will have
charge of the choir and furnish spec
ial music for the services.
Miss Hufman of Clayton is spend
ing a few days with her sister, Mrs.
H. E. Splater.
Mr. A McCall, while plowing his
ranch recently, had the misfortune
of breaking one of his ribs. He is
suffering pretty severely at this
Miss Eggerth, the efficient Hay
primary teacher, and the High
School girls are preparing a Valen
tine box and short program for St.
Rosalia's Home City Poultry asso
ciation will give its first annual
poultry show Friday and Saturday
February 16 and 17. There will be
no entrance fee for exhibits coming
from a radius of 10 miles. Exhibi
tors from a greater distance will be
charged 25 cents entrance fee for
single birds and $1.00 per pen.
The farmhouse on the Broadview
Dairy farm burned last week. The
building and contents were insured.
A large house with 30 or 40 rooms
for employes of the dairy farm will
be erected next summer or fall.
M. Meuli is planning to build a
one-story brick building 40 by 80
feet for use as a garage. The build
ing will be erected with the view of
later adding another story.
The Rosalia laundry has installed
a steam engine for power purposes in
place of the motor formerly used.
The high school basket ball team
defeated Pine City Saturday evening
by a score of 13 to 11.
Miss Genevieve Bowns, who has
been ill much of the school year, has
resigned as teacher in the primary
department of the Farmington
school. The position is being filled
by Miss Edna Langlois, a State Col
lege student, who recently took the
The Farmington postoffice will
have a postal savings bank depart
ment beginning March 8.
The Odd Fellows had work and
served a banquet the latter part of
last week. The first degree was put
on by a team from the Oakesdale
William Gumm of Spokane has
purchased 19 7 acres of fine level
bottom land a few miles north of
Farmington from J. H. Lawson. The
price was $87.50 an acre.
R. C. McCroskey is planning to
build a barn 36 by 150 feet for his
teams on the south ranch.
Ratto, the impersonator, is booked
for Tuesday evening, February 20,
as the third number of the entertain
Clifford Emmons has returned
from lowa to again take up his resi
dence in the Garfleld country.
S. H. Wines has shipped several
carloads of potatoes from Garfield in
the past month.
The meeting of the principals' and
superintendents' association in this
place Saturday was attended by 26
of the leading educational men of
the county. The next meeting of the
association will be held in this place
The Garfleld local of the Farmers
Union at their last meeting discussed
a plan for uniting all the farmers'
telephone lines of Whitman county
under one management.
cmfwy cvmwy mfwy mfw
The evangelistic meetings being
conducted by the Stevens team are
attracting large crowds.
Pullman Chapter Royal Arch
Masons have contributed $100
towards the fund for entertaining
the G. A. R. encampment in this city.
The State College is planning a
short course in road building for the
benefit of county commisioners,
county engineers, road supervisors
and anyone else interested in road
building. The course will last for
Walter Peoples has gone to Cut
Bank, Montana, to take up his resi
dence on a homestead. He has been
employed at the Hamilton hardware
Eliza Duff, a college student, has
been seriously ill with blood poison
as a result of a scratch on the ear
while wrestling with another stu
The 0.-W. R. & N. trestles in this
city are being replaced with truss
bridges. The change will lessen the
danger in times of high water.
Mrs. Henry Henke, aged 25 years
and wife of a professor at the State
college, jumped from a second story
window of the Else hospital Satur
day night during the supper hour
and was dead when picked up. Her
neck was broken. Mrs. Henke had
shown slight signs of insanity since
the death a few days ago of an infant
President Bryan of the State col
lege and family have arrived in New
York from their European tour and
are expected to return to Pullman
The college glee club is on its an
nual tour through eastern Washing
ton this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walker have
arrived from Washtucna to take over
the management of the Cedarhold
hotel, formerly conducted by Mrs.
As a result of the revival meetings
which closed last week there have
been 33 additions to the membership
of the Christian church. Evangelist
W. S. Lemmon, who conducted the
meetings, has gone to Thornton to
hold a series of meetings.
The ladies of the Methodist church
have started a campaign for the pur
pose of raising the debt on the par
George Howell was in Portland
last week to attend the funeral of his
father, who died at the advanced age
of 80 years.
Poles have arrived to begin con
struction on the telephone line to St.
John. Arangements have also been
made for constructing a long dis
tance line to Spokane at an early
Rev. H. I. Bittner, presiding elder,
will preach in the Congregational
church Saturday, February 17, at
10:00 a. m. followed by quarterly
conference. He will preach in the
Dewey Schoolhouse at 7:30 Satur
day evening. Sunday services as fol
lows: At the Alki schoolhouse at
10:30 a. m., at Gresham church 2:30
p. m., and at Revere 7:30 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Choat have re
turned from a four months' trip
through the central states.
Frank W. Boyd, who has been liv
ing in Southern Idaho for several
years, has returned to Palouse and
expects to locate here permanently.
Seeding was begun here last week.
R. W. Thompson was the first one to
be out with a drill.
A. James has moved to Sprague.
Sunday School officers have been
elected as follows: C. H. Ede, super
intendent; Guy Hughes, assistant
superintendent; Mrs. C. H. Ede, sec
retary-treasurer; Miss Helen Block
(Boys from 3 years old to 100)
Come on the run next Sunday to the BIBLE SCHOOL
The hour is 9:45 A. M.
Girls of corresponding ages will be gladly weicomed
SS^hotVS^ ?" a Splendid Revival is »
progress-HOLMES and CURTIS, Evangelists.
W. A. DIGGINS, Minister
organist; Miss Martha Ochs, assis
Dates for the Tekoa Harvest Car
n'val have been fixed for September
24, 25, 26 and 27. This will be the
second carnival to be given by the
Tekoa people and settlers over the
line in Idaho are pleased with the
order of the Whitman county com
missioners for the establishment of
the Hangman creek road. It will be
a water grade ioad connecting with
a road across the reservation and will
be opened this spring. Damages to
the amount of $2950 will be paid to
the owners of the land through
which the road passes.
Invitations have been issued by
the local lodge Knights of Pythias
for a celebration of the 50th anni
versary of the order to be held Fri
day evening, February 23.
The Odd Fellows have been suc
cessful in securing enough subscrip
tions for stock to warrant going
ahead with their building associa
tion. A building committee has
W. J. Resner, a well known young
man of Maiden, has been arrested
and taken to Spokane to answer to
the charge of forgery.
The trainmen have announced a
big dance to be held Monday even
ing, February 19. An orchestra from
Rosalia will furnish the music.
Miss Emma Reiland and M. J.
Fuchs, two well known Uniontown
yoang people, were married at St.
Boniface church last week. A re
ception and dance was given their
numerous friends at the opera house
The American Yeoman will give
a grand ball at the Uniontown opera
house Friday evening of this week.
Otto Moehrk', who was taken to
Spokane some time ago for an opera
tion for appeii ''citis, is gaining in
The new instruments for the high
school orchestra tiave arrived and an
hour after school each day is given
to practice. There are 14 pieces in
A petition has been filed with the
council asking for an extension of
the water mains to the southwestern
part of town.
Birthday surprise parties were
given for Mrs. F. M. Wieber, Mrs. H.
S. Gransch and Miss Jane Brennan
Two Maiden Grades Accredited.
The attention of the Gazette has
been called to the fact that an
Olympia dispatch published two
weeks ago gave Maiden credit for one
year of high school work. We are
glad to announce that State Superin
tendent Dewey has notified Maiden
that the school has been accredited
for both the ninth and tenth grades.
Poultry Information Free.
A good living can be made from
poultry if properly fed and housed
and good stock Is secured to begin
with. No place in the country is bet
ter adapted to the business than right
here in the Western states and prices
are always good. Nothing will pay
better for the time and money ex
pended. The poultry business is an
opening for the man of limited
means. A -ew hundred hens will
make him a good independent living
and is much better than depending
on days wages to pay the grocery
bills. The old hen will lay eggs just
as well during hard times as any oth
er time, and you will always have an
income. The business is also a good
investment on a large scale. If you
wish information on the poultry bus
iness or want prices on incubators
and brooders it will pay you to ask
for the new catalogue for 1912 just
issued by the St. Helens Incubator
Co of Toledo, Washington. Their ad
is in this issue.
Reliable Help Furnished Free
Skilled and unskilled help
furnished on short notice.
€ 'v^ ri >t'or Phone your orders.
Scott s Employment Office
A 1496 or Main 5576 F 2 16 LniU i BfkVSSSr E
COLFAX 33YEARS AGO.
FROM THE GAZETTE OF FEB.
The citizens of Colfax gave the
Mayor and Council a reception at
the Ewart house Monday evening.
The company was very pleasantly en
tertained by the remarks of Hon. N.
T. Caton, Hon. James A. Perkins and
Judge E. N. Sweet.
Messrs. Land & Ryan, the noted
cattle buyers, are now in the eastern
portion of this Territory buying up a
large band of cattle to drive across
the continent in May. Last season
they purchased some sixteen thous
and head, and they will probably not
start with less this season. The
average price paid for the cattle is
about eleven dollars each. It will
require the services of about one
hundred men to drive this immense
herd across the plains.
At the city election last Saturday
Governor James was elected mayor,
and Messrs. D. Wolford, C. D. Por
ter, H. S. Hollingsworth, L. T. Bragg,
J. Hoover, C. G. Austin and Jas. A.
Perkins, councilmen. Win. Oyster
was elected marshal.
The services of the Methodist
quarterly meeting will begin this
evening and continue over Sabbath.
Rev. D. G. Strong will be present.
Notice of Collection of 1911 Taxes.
Pursuant to law I hereby give no
tice to the public that the tax rolls
for the year 1911 have been deliv
ered to me and as treasurer for the
County of Whitman, State of Wash
ington, I will recieve both personal
and real taxes for the year 1911 on
and after Monday, February sth,
Dated this 30th day of January,
W. M. DUNCAN,
Treasurer of Whitman Countyr
MAGAZINE subscription agency at
the ELK DRUG STORE, where you
can get just what magazines you
want at cheapest club rates.
A piece of flannel dampened with
Chamberlain's Liniment and bound
on to the affected parts is superior to
any plaster. When troubled with lame
back or pains in the side or chest give
it a trial and you are certain to be
more than pleased with the prompt
relief which it affords. Sold by all
Can't look well, eat well or feel
well with impure blood feeding your
body. Keep the blood pure with Bur
dock Blood Bitters. Eat simply, take
exercise, keep clean and you will have
REED & RIPLEY
(Old Pointer Stand)
LIVERY, FEED, TRANSFER
GENERAL LIVERY AND
Ladies' Waiting Room in
HEAVY HAULING & TRANSFER
Office and Barn Mill Street
Ridgeway Tkeatre I 1 f 1Q
Monday Evening I-vU» ly
THE BIG EVENT OF THE SEASON
K. of P.
Season's Latest Song Hits by a Company
of 50 Competent Artists
Grand Street Parade at Noon
Seats on Sale at Hamilton's Saturday Morning
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
WKy Not Go
to tke Bungalow
Farm and fruit orchard to the
right man, cheap for cash. For de
scription anu particulars, anquire at
office of Chas. R. Hill, Colfax.
M. ft W.
Cold Storage Market
Hams, 12 to 14 lb. average 1«c
Hams, 16 lb. average 17c
Bacon by the strip 15c to l»c
Corned beef, delicious, boned and
rolled, no waste 12}£c
Pot Roasts, in cuts 4 lbs. and
Beef stew, fine; try it 8c
Ham Rollette, no waste 15c
Delicious Breakfast Bacon, back.l4c
Breakfast Sausage 12}£c
Mutton Stew, per lb 5c
Wiena and Frankfurters; they
have no equal in the city 15c
Watch This Space Weekly.
M.SW. Gold Storage Market
311 Main Street. Phone 47.
Headquarters for Oysters, Fish and
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