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PERSONAL NEWS NOTES OF THECItT
J. R. Good was a week end visitor
Attorney J. N. Pickrell was in Spo
Auditor S. M. McCroskey was in
Dr. J. N. Clark of Moscow was "a
Colftt visitor Tuesday.
Mrs. S. E. Hunt is visiting in Lew
iston for a few weeks.
George Thatcher of Albion was a
caller in Colfax Wednesday.
W. K. IfcCroskey of Palouse was
a Colfax visitor Wednesday.
T. H. Howard of Pullman was in
town on business Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Ratliff were
week end visitors in Moscow.
Mrs. C. H. Stimmel is visiting
friends in Spokane for a week.
Miss Carrie Slater was a visitor in
Pullman the first of the week.
Sheriff Carter was in Pullman
Wednesday on official business.
John D. Buller of Pine City was in -
Colfax Tuesday paying his taxes.
Banker G. A. Metz of Elberton was
a visitor in this city Wednesday.
Marion Lester of Moscow was a
visitor in Colfax Monday.
gw J. L. N«il has been in Portland for
■g day or t wo this week on business.
* James A. Cole of Endicott was a
visitor at the county seat Saturday.
Attorney F. E. Sanger was over
from Pullman on business yesterday.
Dr. Bryant was in Thornton
Wednesday on professional business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Patterson were
Farmington visitors Sunday and Mon
Mrs. Ellen Throop of Garfield is
spending a few days with Colfax
E. C. Moffatt and Mr. Morrison of
the Elberton country were in this city
J. P. Burson was down from Tekoa
Saturday transacting business at the
Mrs. E. E. Moore has just return
ed from a buying trip to New York
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hendricson
left Monday for their new home at
W. E. Bray of the Whitman Ab
stract company was in Moscow and
Attorney John W. Roudebush of
Garfield was in this city last Friday
on legal business.
Charles and Alfred Lyman, old
residents of Garfield, were Colfax vis
itors last Friday.
J. F. Davidson, rancher of the
r Steptoe country, was a visitor in this
L city Wednesday.
Miss Alice Lyle, of Lippitt Broth
ers' department store, is spending
ten days in Portland.
Mrs. Clara E. Briley of EllenFburg
is a guest at the home of S. M. Mc-
Croskey for a few days.
Engineer Powell of the Spokane &
Inland Railway was in Colfax Thurs
day on company business.
R. G. Hargrave, manager of the
Whitman Abstract company, was in
Seattle for a few days the first of the
Mrs. G. R. Patterson of Farming
ton is a guest this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Patterson in
L. C. Crowe, state president of the
Farmers Union, was over from Pa
louse Wednesday to attend the tele
DOINGS IN COLFAX SOCIETY CIRCLES
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pattison, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Lame, Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Pocock and Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Baird entertained Wednesday
evening, February 14, at the Armory,
in one of the most delightful parties
of the season. The color scheme was
pink and the hall was elaborately
decorated with hearts and cupids;
the corner where punch was served
being a bower of beauty, with ferns,
f" palms and pink carnations, and
. guarded by dozens of little cupids.
Miss Naomi Morley and Miss Gladys
Brown assisted in receiving and led
the Grand March, dressed all in pink,
each with a large basket of pink car
nations which were given to guests
during the march as favors. The
hostess all wore beautiful pink
crepe de chine gowns, and the entire
assemblage was one of youth and
beauty. About 100 couples danced
until midnight to the jolly strains of
Reemer's Orchestra of Spokane.
Baptists Give Valentine Social.
The Baptist Young Peoples Union
spent an enjoyable evening at the
parsonage Tuesday. The house and
the lecture room of the church were
decorated with festoons of hearts.
Games and other entertainment oc
cupied the time until refreshments
were served. To add to the attrac
tiveness the sandwiches and cake
were made in heart forms. About 40
were present and declared the enter
tainment a great success.
In Honor of Mi's. Cole.
Mrs. George L. Corner and Mrs.
Harriet Emmons entertained at theft*
home Thursday afternoon from 2 to
5 o'clock in honor of Mi^s. W. O. G.
Cole. The home was prettily deco
rated in the emblems of St. Valen
tine. Refreshments were served.
Reception for College Actors.
t* Following the presentation of
( "The Rose o' Plymouth Town" at the
Ridgeway last Friday evening by
State College students, Virgil Mc-
Croskey, a graduate of W. S. C, en
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 16, 1912.
Bernard Baber of the Hamilton
Drug t-ompany arrived home Saturday
irom a trip to southern California.
Daniel Morgan, real estate man of
bpokane and former Whitman county
m t an- was a business visitor in this
t*ReJ",, R°bert Brumbley, pastor of
the Pullman Methodist church was
a guest o£ Rev. N. M. Jones in this
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sever of Pa
louse were visitors at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cramm from Sun
day to Tuesday.
F. B. Rogers was at Hooper Tues
day and a part of Wednesday and
purchased 12,000 bushels of "wheat
while on the trip.
Mrs. Wm. Clay Cardwell and sis
ter, Mrs. Catherine Elsensohn, of
Pomeroy are in this city for a week
or ten days on business.
R. W. Thompson was up from Wi
nona the first of the week and report
ed considerable seeding being done
in that part of the county.
C. D. Empfield, traveling auditor
for the Inland system, was in Colfax
Monday and Tuesday checking up the
local office of the company.
Arthur Chapman and Sam Morri
son, Colfax High school '12, were in
Moscow Friday night to attend a frat
dance at the University of Idaho.
John J. Pearson of Palouse, was
doing business in Colfax Tuesday.
He says he has all the city he wants
and will move back to his farm soon.
S. A. Nixon, a former Colfax resi
dent now living in Spokane, was a
visitor in this city Wednesday. Mr.
Nixon said with enthusiasm, "Colfax
looks good to me."
Cleo King, recently resigned as
teacher in the Departmental school,
has accepted a deputyship in the of
fice rf the county treasurer during
the taxpaying rush.
Waldo G. Payne, traffic manager,
and Civil Engineers, R. Budd and
Harry Powell of the In'and were in
this city Monday in consultation with
the city officials and business men.
Mrs. Julia Snider, who has been
spending the last three months with
her daughter, Mrs. L. W. Lanning,
left Saturday for her home at Medi
mont, Idaho, going by the way of
Misses Pansy Morrison, Mary Dav
idson and Ida Hubenthal were guests
of Miss Lillie Hale in Pleasant Valley
Saturday night and Sunday and at
tended the play given in District No.
155 Saturday evening.
L. E. Wenham, publisher of the
Pullman Tribune, and 'Billy" Good
year of the Pullman Herald, were
welcomed visitors at the Gazette of
fice Monday morning while transact
ing business in this city.
H. D. HarloW, who has lived in
Farmington "only 38 years," came
down Tuesday to pay his taxes and
take a look at the town which he had
not seen in nearly two years. He
noted many improvements since his
P. B. Stravens returned Monday
from the soutfi where he was called
a few weeks ago by the serious ill
j ness of his son, George, whom he left
at Tucson. Mr. and Mrs. George
Stravens are expected to come to Col
fax within two or three weeks.
County Superintendent J. O. Mat
toon, Principal R. B. Spencer of the
Departmental school, and Principal
Geo. A. Gwin of the Third Ward
I school, were in Garfield Saturday to
attend a meeting of the superintend
ents' and principals' association.
tertained the members or the cast at
his home on South Main street. A
few friends were invited in to assist
in entertaining the young people and
a most delightful evening was spent.
Little Folks Have Party.
Little Mary Plummer entertained
ib of her young friends at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Plummer, Tuesday afternoon from 3
to 5 o'clock. The party was given in
honor of Mary's sixth birthday and
was in the nature of a valentine par
ty. A luncheon was' served at three
o'clock and the afternoon was spent
with games and music. The little
hostess received many presents.
Guild Is Entertained.
Mrs. E. J. Armstrong and Miss
Bella Armstrong entertained' the
Wesleyan Guild last Thursday p. m.
After the business session dainty re
freshments were served and the
ladies spent a pleasant social hour.
Mrs. W. H. Howcroft and Mrs. Geo.
L. Corner emertain the Guild at
their next meeting.
Valentine Postoffice in Circle.
A pleasant evening was spent by
Whitman Circle Monday night when
a Valentine social followed the initi
ation of Dr. R. J. Skaife. A musical
and literary program was given and
a valentine postofflce furnished much
Mrs. Chas. Bass entertained the
Pythian Palousers Club at a delicious
three-course luncheon Wednesday af
ternoon at 1:30. Covers were laid
for 16 ladies. The afternoon was
spent playing "500," Mrs. Willis win
ning prize for most points.
Church Ladies Meet.
""" Mrs. H. C.'Hunt, assisted by Mrs.
J. R. Butcher, entertained the Ladies
Aid Soc'ety of the Congregational
church Thursday afternoon.
Stars to Give Social.
A monthly social and card party
j will follow the regular work in the
] Eastern Star chapter Thursday even
;ing, February 22. The committee in
i charge consists of Mrs. S. T. Scott,
! Miss Margaret Oliver, Mrs. W. S. Mc
j Call, Mrs. J. N. Pocock, Edwin C.
! Baird and Roy Smith.
S. S. Classes Give Social.
The classes of Mrs. Jones and Pro
fessor Pearse in the Methodist Sun
day school gave a pleasant entertain
ment and valentine social at the
church parlors Tuesday evening.
Club Gills Sew.
The B. C. B. club met with Miss
Rose Schiblin Tuesday evening. The
young ladies spent the evening with
sewing followed by refieshments. The
next meeting of the club will be with
Miss Ellen Baker.
first Annual a Success.
About 50 couples were in attend
ance at the first annual dance given
by the Loyal Order of Moose at the
Armory on Thursday evening of last
week. The dance was a success in
c* cry way.
Join in Hi it Inlay Celebration.
Mrs. E. H. Rosenkranz and Mrs.
H. A. Rosenkranz united in a joint
celebration of their birthdays at the
home of Mrs. E. H. Rosenkranz last
Friday. Several guests were present
and a delicious dinner was served.
AMOXG THE SICK ONES.
Busy Days for the Doctors and Surg
Several cases of pneumonia and
many hard colds are reported by the
doctors. A few mild cases of scarlet
fever are under quarantine at Elber
ton and at St. John the quarantine is
about to be removed.
Mrs. J. W. Rohrer and two chil
dren were about to leave for a trip
east a few days ago and had already
purchased tickets to Canton, Ohio,
when it was discovered one of the
children was coming down with scar
let fever and the trip was postponed.
Jay, little son of Mr. and Mrs. I. J.
Davis, is slowly improving from a
severe attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. Josie Brannan of North Col
fax is ill at St. Ignatius hospital.
Mrs. Charles R. Hill has been on
the sick list this week.
Mrs. R. H. Duff, formerly of this
city, underwent an operation for ap
pendicitis at Lewiston on Thursday
of last week. She was doing well at
Mrs. Sarah Sloane of Thornton is
at St. Ignatius hospital for an opera
tion which will be performed in a
Mrs. George Weber is recovering
from a recent operation and is able
to sit up in bed.
Miss Schreck, who underwent an
operation some time ago, is improv
ing rsfpidly and expects to return to
her home at LaCrosse in a few days.
Miss Delia Walker has returned to
her home at Milton, Oregon, after an
operation performed some time ago.
Mrs. Will Cox, who had a small
tumor removes from her face last
Thursday, left the hospital Tuesday.
Miss Rhea Baker has been confined
at her home by illness this week.
SIGNS NAME 5084 TIMES.
Members of School Board Have Job
on Their Hands.
Clerk H. G. DePledge of the Colfax
school board has a right to have a
lame arm. He is busy signing his
name 5084 times in connection with
the recent school bond issue. R. L.
McCroskey and L. D. Woodward, the
two other members, each are signing
their names 2542 times.
The 62 bonds, each for $1,000,
have attached 40 coupons each to
provide for the semi-annual interest
payments for the 20 years for which
the bonds run. Each bond and each
coupon must bear the signature of
the school board and the clerk. Mr.
DePledge, being a member and also
clerk of the board comes in for a
The bonds were sold to the state
and payments in $1000 installments
are received by the district as fast as
warrants for a corresponding amount
Marriage Licenses Issued.
During the past week marriage li
censes have been issued by the coun
ty auditor as follows:
P. W. Harlow and Nettie L. Baker,
both of Farmington, February 9.
F. H. Wexler of Pullman and Syl
via Coryell of Colfax, February 10.
Frank St. Clair of Wallace, Idaho,
and Ethel Stone of Spokane, Febru
Perry 0. King and Nellie Carmin,
both of LaCrosse, February 14.
J. A. Simmons of Benge and Ruth
E. Morgan of Wilcox, February 14.
Miss Sylvia Coryell of Colfax and
F. H. Wexler of Pullman were mar
ried Saturday afternoon at the home
of the bride's parents in this city.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
N. M. Jones, pastor of the Methodist
Miss Ruth E. Morgan of Wilcox
and J. A. Simmons of Benge, were
married by Justice I. B. Doolittle at
his office in this city Wednesday.
King-Carmin Wedding at Albion.
Nellie Carmin and Perry ~O.~~King
of LaCrosse were married at the par
sonage in Albion Wednesday. Follow
ing the ceremony a four-course
luncheon was served.
W. C. T. U. Meeting.
Mrs. Angier, of Spokane, will
speak at the Baptist church Saturday
afternoon, February 17, at 2 o'clock,
in the interest of the W C. T. U. All
the ladies are invited to attend.
Mrs. E. E. Moore has just returned
from her home in Pittsburg, Pa.
While East she bought milinery
goods at New York and Chicago.
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
NO ALUM, NO LIME PHOSPHATE
FIELD SECRETARY IS COMING.
Will Address Women's Missionary So-
ciety at Baptist Church.
Miss Weyburn, Field Secy of the
W. B. F. M. S., will be in Colfax next
Wednesday at the Baptist church.
At 3 p. m. Miss Weyburn will hold a
conference with the local Circle. In
the evening at 6:3u, she will meet
the young ladies of the church and
congregation. A public address will
be delivered at i :30.
Discuss Tax Question.
"History of Taxation" was the sub
ject of an interesting paper read by
County Treasurer W. M. Duncan at
a meeting of the Monday club at the
home of J. O. Mattoon. Mr. Duncan
is a member of the legislative com
mittee of the State Treasurers' asso
ciation and has made the question of
taxes a study. Among other things
he discussed the single tax and the
California system. Following the pre
sentation of the paper a discussion of
the subject was entered into by the 12
members of .he club.
Track Team Clears $30.
The benefit performance given at
the Bungalow Monday evening netted
the track team of the high school
$30. The theater was decorated with
pennants and bunting for the occas
ion and the high school chorus was
present but did not sing. The boys
sold tickets on the streets and the
house was packed. Another benefit
will be given Monday evening, Feb
Piano Falls on Foot.
Roy Privett is nursing a sprained
ankle, the result of a piano tipping
over on it. While rehearsing for the
K. of P. minstrels at the Ridgeway
theater Tuesday evening he was as
sisting in moving a piano when a
caster caught in the linoleum and the
piano tipped over in such a way as to
strain the ligaments in his ankle.
Friday evening at 8 o clock in the
College Auditorium at Pullman,
Whitman College and W. S. C. will
clash in debate. The question is:
Resolved, that all state, county and
municipal judges of the courts of the
State of Washington should be sub
ject to popular recall. This promises
to be one of the best debates which
has ever been neard by a Pullman
audience. The question is a live is
sue and one of wide interest.
Below Zero Four Times.
""According to I. B. Doolittle, who
keeps the climatic records at Colfax
for the government, the temperature
has been below zero only four times
this winter and only nine times dur
ing the winter has it been lower than
10 degrees above zero.
Probably Xo Jury.
Few cases have been placed on the
docket for trial in March and it is
doubtful if a jury term will be held.
A jury, however, was drawn last Sat
urday but the list has not been turn
ed over to the sheriff and probably
will not be unless something unusual
happens to bring several cases to
Postmasters' League Meets Here.""
Postmasters of the 10th district
will meet at the Colfax postoffice Fri
day, February 23. The meeting was
called by the state president and As
sistant Postmaster D. H. Shaw has re
ceived notice of the meeting.
Successful Meetings at Hubbard.
For the past two weeks successful
revival meetings have been conducted
at the Hubbard school house north
of this city. The pastor, Rev. Mr.
Henderson of Elberton, has been as
sisted by Rev. N. M. Jones of this
Champion Brown Leghorns.
With 28 birds entered at the Seat
tle Poultry show last week for the
championship of the Northwest E. H.
Rosenkranz took all but one of the
first prizes and all of the seconds
with his Brown Leghorns.
Gene Spaulding Has Operation.
Sometime ago Eugene Spaulding
of Almota went to Rochester, Minn.,
where he underwent a successful op
eration last week to correct a trouble
with one arm.
Dick Austin Co. Coming.
A musical company of ten people,
including 6 singing and dancing
girls, will be the attraction at the
Pastime theater all next week. On
account of length of the show, the
first show Monday night will start at
6:30, in order to give tl>ose that
come early a chance co afterwards
take in the K. P. Minstrels at the
Surveyors in Town.
A crew of surveyors have been
working in town and out Spring Flat
way this week. Manager Sauve of
the local telephone office says they
are Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
men preparing to put in a new line
United Brethern Meetings.
An unusual interest is being mani
fested in the evangelistic meetings
being held in the United Brethern
church, corner of Third and Morton
streets. Men and women are being
saved for the Kingdom of God, and
the community is being bettered.
There will be services every evening
during the coming week and on Sun
day morning. It will also be decision
day for the Sunday School.
Going Out of Business.
If you are thinking of buying a
monument before Decoration Day,
see Sam Casseday of Colfax, Wash.,
as he is going out of business and is
offering his large stock of finished
monuments of Marble and Granite at
a reduction that will be of interest to
anyone needing any thing in the line
|of cemetery work. Write for prices
Eggs and Day-Old Clucks.
Buy from my thoroughbred White
Orpington pens and be guaranteed
absolute satisfaction. Order close to
home and save long trip for your
eggs or chicks. Eggs $2.00 and $3.00
per setting; chicks 25 cents each.
Can supply eggs now, chicks March
15. Book your order now.
ROY C. IRVINE,
Trouble With His Eyes.
O. V. Bryson is vearlng a patch
over one of h;s eyes as a result of get
ting some lime dust in his eye some
time ago while putting a hook in the
Hunt Builds New Home.
A new house is being erected on
Meadow street by S. E. Hunt. Work
was begun on the foundation this
Garfleld Here Saturday.
The town basket ball teams from
Garfield and Colfax will meet at the
high school gymnasium in this city
Saturday evening. A close game is
Higher Standing Than Reported.
Miss Mary Wyman, valedictorian
of the class of 1912 of the Colfax
high school, has an average standing
of 89.55 instead of a lower per cent
as was reported two weeks ago.
Wheat Market Is Off.
After being from 72 cents to 76
cents, wheat took a drop of two cents
the middle of the week. Buyers esti
mate that not over five per cent of
the last crop is in the hands of the
Ira Larkin Locates in Tekoa.
Ira Larkin, for some time a part
ner in the City Market in Colfax, has
gone to Tekoa where he has purchas
ed a half interest in the City Market
of that place.
Chicken Dinner at Albion.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Methodist church of Albion will serve
a chicken dinner at Masonic hall
Thursday, February 22, at noon.
Strength of an Indian Beetle.
One day a native servant brought me
a longicorn beetle which he was carry
ing by its feelers, while the beetle was
carrying a stove weighing nearly half
a pound. But how the feelers could
stand the strain (the beetle was carried
in this fashion for about forty yards)
and how the legs could retain their
hold of a heavy stone which they
could not encompass I cannot conceive.
The length of the beetle was 2*4 inch
es, its feelers 3 inches, and it weighed
one-quarter ounce only, while the stone
weighed 7% ounces, measured 3% by
2y% inches and was 7 inches in circum
ference.—Sera mpore (Bengal) Letter.
Lincoln's humor often got him out of
trying situations and tempered bis re
fusal of favors, as happened during
the civil war wben a gentleman asked
him for a pa^s through the federal
lines to Richmond. "I should be hap
py to oblige you." said Lincoln.""lf my
passes were respected. But the fact is
within the last two years I have given
passes to Richmond to a quarter of a
million men, and not one has got there
"Turrible thing happened to Bill in
the poker game las' night"
"What was it?"
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
iand real taxes for the year 1911 on
| and after Monday, February sth,
Dated this 30th day of January,
W. M. DUNCAN,
Treasurer of Whitman County
LOST—Last Saturday, one female
fox terrier, one brown spot above
left eye. Finder return same to E.
I. Russell, Apt. S, Busse Flat. No
questions asked. Liberal reward.
MONEY TO LOAN.
THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of
dollars to loan on farm land. The
Garfield Land Co., Garfleld, Wash.
WANTED—A girl for general bouse
work. Residence of Doctor Wood,
14 Fairview. Telephone 388.
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.
My prize winning Buff Rock chick
ens for sale cheap. McClanahan In
cubator agent. Phone 267 J.
FOR SALE —A seven-room, modern
dwelling house on South Lake St.
Will be sold cheap if taken in 30
days. If not sold then will rent.
Benj. Baker, Colfax, Wash., Phono
FOR SALE—Handsome dark brown
filley, coming three years; well
bred; broken and gentle. J. G.
Elliott, Colfax, Wash.
FOR SALE—A Remington type
writer, B carriage; for sale or
rent. Apply to iMrs. W. H. Mel
FOR SALE —A lot of second-hand
windows and frames for less than
cost of glass; one square (grand)
piano in good condition for $50;
also 150 sacks of assorted pota
toes. Must be sold at once. A. E.
FOR SALE—FuII blooded Barred
Rock Cockerels, well marked.
$2.50 each. Address Lottie Heise,
FOR SALE —A Jack, price $400, or
will trade for a team of horses;
also have R. C. R. I. Red Cockerels
for sale; price $1.50 to $3.00. S.
A. McNeilly, Col'ax, Wash.
FOR SALE—My residence at 911
Main street, and two lots on Thorn
street. Call on F. A. Metz at above
FOR SALE —My house and lot at 7
West St. MRS. C. M. KINCAID.
Cheap Lands. Easy Terms.
320 acres near Revere at 112.50.
440 acres near Maiden at |10.
265 acres near Rosalia at |19.
240 acres near Spangle at $50.
Only a fifth down. Only 7 per cent
W. H. GOFF. Colfax. Wash.
Extra! Extra! Extra!
Com. Monday, Feb. 19
Ten people including 6 sing
ing and dancing Girls.
Entire change every
Admission - - 15c and 25c
The long evenings of the cold
weather months are the time for
reading, and if there's a cheerful fire
in the library it will prove an incen
tive to study and mental develop
ment for the whole family. Our
Smith (Bear Creek) Coal makes
home more home-like—assures com
fort and cheer even in the coldest
weather. It makes a dependable fire.
Bensel Fuel Co.
For any special bargain In
I have « buyer. Money to loan in
large or small amounts on Farm
or City Property.
RICHARD H. REID
102 Main St. Colfax, Wash.