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A BIG BOOSTER
Courteous Treatment ot Visit
ors a Good Investment.
FOR MERCHANT AND FARMER.
Boom Your Town by Showing Off Its
Attractive Points—An Example of
the Way In Which a Greedy Citizen
May Give a Town a Bad Name.
Has it over occurred to the typical
►American man of what benefit hos
pitality is to ail entire community?
Hospitality, combined with beauty
Bnd cleanliness, more than anything
else is responsible for the popularity
of some of the small towns of this
country as summer residences. People
nowadays are in search of companion
ship and good neighbors when they
<l<-sert the cilies for the country in the
summer lime. Therefore it is up to
the people of the rural communities to
•lo all in their power to make the
health seekers feel at home during the
tirst \i<H, so that when the next sum
mer rolls around it will be with pleas
ure that they come back to the same
place. If this is done the results are
sure to be satisfactory to every one,
especially to the business men of the
town, as the larger the population
grows Hie more will their output in
Hospitality, therefore, is the key to
Nowhere is hospitality more in evi
dence than in some of the oriental
countries It is said that they will
feast a man, whether he be friend or
enemy, to his heart's content while
under their roof, never thinking of
banning a hair of his head, but the
minute he ceases to be their guest
they consider it but a trille to kill him
While, of course, this is an exagger
ated form of hospitality, still it shows
plainly how high these people, some of
them not yet advanced to the point of
civilization, hold the binding tie of hos
pitality toward a stranger.
If one-half of the above statement
could be applied to many of our Amer
ican communities there would be no
need of writing this story. Take, for
example, the unpleasant experience
that a party of tourists in New Eng
land had. The facts are as follows:
A party of campers were spending
the summer visiting various places of
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CAMPERS ARK A GOOD ADVERTISEMENT.
beauty in a certain New England state.
One day they set out for a tramp of
about five miles, their object being a
small waterfall of which they had
heard morh about as one of nature's
masterpiece*. When they had reached
their destination—that is, the point
vhere they were to make a short cut
in order to reach the falls—they found
a si^n on the gate, put up by the own
er of the land in the vicinity of the
falls reading, "No Tresspassing—Ad
mittance Only by Permission."
The sightseers thought nothing of
this, as they imagined that the sign
was put up for the purpose of protect
ing tlie owner from undesirables. So
one of them went up to the farmhouse
and courteously explained his request
to some one in charge at the time. He
•was asked how many of the party
there were, and, on being told eight,
he said, "Forty cents."
"Forty cents for what?" Inquired the
"Why. for beiug allowed to see the
falls." was? the prompt reply.
Without another word, but with an
tinexpressioaable feeling toward the
authorities vrho allowed such highway
robbery tc exist within their jurisdic
tion, the erstwhile hilarious nature en
thusiast paid him the money and re
turned to his companions, there to vent
bis feelings against that class of peo
ple who take advantage of nature's
gifts to further their insatiable greed.
Does any one suppose that that self
same person when he reached his home
had a good word to say about how
hospitable such a community had been.
No. And who is to blame? Who is
tbe culprit that has turned useful
boosters into avowed enemies? The
get rich schemer.
Tbe pleasure seekers were not going
to tramp over his cornfield or garden
because he had neither, it being
all grazing and wooded land, with a
well beateu path leading to the falls.
Is it any wonder then when the next
summer comes around that instead of
bringing a few more friends as the re
sult of hospitable treatment they fail
to show up at all?
Boosters who would wish to see their
town rise to the highest point of auc
cess in this world should ever bear in
mind the old prorerb of "Do unto
others as jog would wish them to do
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 16,1912.
MUNICIPAL CONTROL OF
STREET TREES BEST PLAN
City or Town Should Also Pay For Im
provements and Cost of Upkeep.
There Is much controversy over mu
nicipal control of street trees, yet all
who think of the matter inquiringly
must admit that the trees belong to
the city, and custom alone is respon
lible for the owners' control or owner
ship. When one gets a deed to a lot
it conveys to him a piece of ground 50
by 150 feet, or whatever the size may
be. Nothing is stipulated concerning
abutting street or parkway. If it be a
new tract the streets are subsequently
dedicated to the city. By whom? By
the original owner of the tract alone,
the property owner not being a party
to the transfer, proving conclusive
ly that he never had right, title or in
terest therein. The city may then or
der the street graded, curbed and side
walked—tl>e city's property—but the
abutting property owner pays for it.
In well governed cities of Europe
and in all of thorn in some countries
the city pays for all such improve
ments, which is the only proper way.
The city also grants public utility com
panies the right to erect poles and an
chor post,s iii the parkway and to run
guy and anchor wires down in front of
your house and through your street
trees; allows Avater companies to put
meters in the parkway and many other
things equally strange if the abutting
property owner has any vested rights
in the street.
The city may, and does, require you
to prune, plant and remove street trees
and often allows you to plant only cer
tain sorts. Is it not then that the city
owns it all and kindly allows you pro
prietary privileges when expenditures
are called for? How considerately pa
ternal! The district attorney tells the
horticultural commissioner that the cost
of fumigation is to be laid on the
abutting property owners, as is the
case with the orchard within the fence,
as both belong to him. But the city
says he may not cut out the trees to
abate the nuisance nor unduly mutilate
said trees or hitch his horse thereto,
for the trees belong to the city. It is
evident that both attorney and law on
which his opinion is founded are wrong,
and justice dictates city ownership.
CATCHING THE DOLLAR.
Try System of Getting and Spending
In Denver or thereabouts resides a
bard who sometimes writes things
witty and wise. One of his recent
bits, which he heads "Tintinnabula
tions," probably because it is a bid for
the "tin," runs thus:
A man who lived in Denver acquired the
Of when he saw a dollar loose he'd quick
ly try to grab It,
And once, lie got It In his Jeans he'd much
desire to spend It,
And he had the cranky notion to Chicago
he would send it.
The dollars that he sent away he found
he couldn't catch 'em,
Nor could he do the coaxing that in any
way would fetch 'em.
So he up and tried the system of spending
cash at home, sir,
And he keeps on catching dollars as on
Denver streets he roams, sir.
The grammar and the rime may
not be the best to be had, but the wit
and wisdom are first rate. If every
man in the smaller town or city or out
on the farm would take to heart the
moral of this rime and spend at
home the dollars he catches at home
there is no shadow of doubt that he
and his family and all his family con
nections and neighbors would profit
thereby in the end—and a long time
before the end.
The home caught dollar which be
comes the home spent dollar instead
of the Chicago sent dollar helps Just
a large round dollar's worth to build
up the home communlt;'. This fact
is as obvious as the nose on a bull
dog's face. In fact, it barks at you as
you pass along the business streets
and see stores and shops that suffer
from lack of the trade that is theirs
by every right that pertains to th«
matter of community life.
The prosperity of a town is not
gauged by the wealth of its in
habitants, but by the uniformity
with which they pull together
when any important undertaking
it to b* accomplished.
To Make Survey of Garbage Conditions.
The members of the District of Co
lumbia subcommittee of the house ap
propriations committee, who have
charge of the preparation of the Dis
trict appropriation bill this year, intend
to give much of their time to consider
ing practical reforms and economies
which will not only give the District
better service, but will save consider
able money. Along this line it is prac
tically certain that the committee will
recommend to the house an appropria
tion of $10,000 "for the purpose of in
vwtigatlng and reporting upon the
collections and disposal of garbage and
other city waste originating in the Dis
trict " Columbia, including the prepa
ration of plans for a garbage reduction
A Municipal Market.
In an effort to reduce the high cost
of living a city market is to be estab
lished in Aurora, 111., the council hav
ing decided to open a mart on a cen
trally located downtown site on March
1 next. With its establishment ped
dling by farmers or hawkers within
the city limits will be forbidden. The
success of the Joliet market influenced
the aldermen In toi* action.
WHITELAW REID, AMBASSADOR TO GREAT BRITAIN.
NO American diplomat has ever represented his country at the
court of St. James with such splendor as Ambassador Whitelaw
Reid, His London residence is Dorchester House, one of the
finest of the great houses in Park lane, the most exclusive
street of the capital. His home in the country is Wrest Park, Ampthill.
At both of these the ambassador and Mrs. Reid entertain most lavishly.
Their daughter. Mrs. John Ward, wif« of the late king's equerry, second
son of the Earl of Dudley, is one of the most popular young matrons in
London society. Mr. Reid is the principal owner of the New York
Tribune and has crowned a notable newspaper career by service as
minister to France, as member of the Spanish-American peace commis
sion and as ambassador to Great Britain.
I will sell at public auction at the Frank Dowling place, 10 miles south of
Colfax, on Union Flat, on
Tuesday, February 27th, 1912
The following described personal property:
Bay horse, 5 yrs. old, wt. 1500 Bay mare, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1050
Gray horse, 7 yrs. old, wt. 14 50 Bay mare, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1100
Brown mare, 8 yrs. old, wt. 1400 Bay mare, 6 yrs. old, wt. 1150
Roan horse, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1300 Bay horse, 7 yrs old, wt. 1150
Bay horse, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1250 Bay horse, 9 yrs. old, wt. 1200
Dark bay horse, 4 yrs. old, wt. 1500 Bay stallion, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1700
Gray mare, 7 yrs. old, wt. 1050 4 2-year-olds 3 1-year-olds
Sorrel mrae, 10 yrs. old, wt. 1200 3 sucking colts
Roan mare, 10 yrs. old, wt. 1100 —
314 Winona wagon with rack; 3% Winona wagon, nearly new; 314 Bain
wagon, half truck with grain rack; 3 14 Bain wagon with truck; two hacks;
two Cutaway disc harrows; 8-ft Superior drill; 7-ft. Monitor drill; 15-in'.
Oliver gang plow; 14-in. Flying Dutchman gang plow; 14-in New Deal gang
plow; 12-in. Oliver gang plow; Deering mower, nearly new; McCormick
rake; 12-ft. Deering header with binder attachments; four header boxes;
16-ft. steel harrow; fanning mill, new; chop mill; 8 sets butt chain harness;
single-trees, double-trees, and numerous other articles.
Lease on 160 acres of school land, and will also lease 254 acres of the
Frank Dowling estate, for cash or grain rent. Two hundred acres of fall
plowing, balance to be summer-fallowed.
TERMS OF SALE:
All sums of ?20.00 and under, Cash; on sums over $20.00 time will be
given until November 1, 1912, on notes of approved security bearing 10 per
cent interest from date. Five per cent discount for cash.
Sale begins at 10 o'clock a. 111. Free Lunch at noon.
MRS. ANNIE E. DOWLING
Administratrix of the Estate of Frank Dowling, Deceased.
G. W. Palmer, Clerk. COL. L. STROIJEL, Auctioneer.
I will sell at public auction at the A. R. Swift place, 6 miles west of Colfax
and two miles east of Diamond, on
Wednesday, February 28th. 1912
The following described personal property:
Gray mare 9 years old, wt. 1175 Gray horse 9 years old, wt. 1000
Gray mare 12 years old, wt. 1350 2 coming 3-year-old geldings
Gray horse 10 years old, wt. 1200 2 yearling colts
Sorrel mare 8 years old, wt. 1150
12-foot Deering binder, good as new 3 sets work harness
12-foot McCormick binder Set buggy harness
top buggy 1 saddle
3*4 wagon with rack 16 tons of bundle wheat hay, and
14-inch gang plow some chop wheat
3-bottom gang plow Household goods and numerous oth
2-section harrow er articles
TERMS OP SALE:
All sums of $20.00 and under, Cash; on sums over $20.00 time will be
given until October 1, 1912, on notes of approved security bearing 10 per
cent interest from date. Five per cent discount for cash.
Sale begins at 10 o'clock a. m. Free Lunch at noon.
Col. L. Strobel, Auctioneer. F. E. SAYLOR, OWHW
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PARISIAN SAGE is sold by V. T.
McCroskey and druggists everywhere
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S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala., has
a justifiable grievance. Two thieves j
stole his health for twelve years. They
were a liver and kidney trouble. Then
Dr. King's New Life Pills throttled
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Headquarters for the Citizens of Whitman County ancTnk
M. J. MALONEY, Proprietor
Olir Prices may not be the lowest, bat we guarantee every article
The Bar connected with the hotel carries a fine line of imported and
domestic Wines, Liquors and Oigars. When you get it at the Hotel
Oolfax you get the best produced in the markets of the world.
When you want to find your friends, go to the Hotel Colfax, the recognised
headquarter for everybody.
Are You Slumbering?
There has been quite a lull in the real estate market during the
past year, and to be frank there is no need for it; things are just as
staple as ever; come on, wake up and get into the game.
We want a good wheat ranch in this section for a client and who
will take_ one in value up to $18,000. He will turn in as first pay
ment $7500, par, worth of securities in a paying corporation and
which has been earning from 10 to 14 per cent per annum net. The
books are open to prove the income. Will assume a mortgage of as
much as $8,000 or more providing the mortgage does not exceed 50 f
per cent value of the land.
We have a client with a fine $10,000 home in Spokane, all clear
of debt, and he wishes us to exchange this for him into a ranch in \
this locality of about equal value; or will take some mortgage in ad
dition to his property.
We have a 2530 acre stock ranch with 100 head of cattle to
trade for a wheat ranch in this section.
Have a customer for a good wheat ranch of 240 acres; wants to
buy; land must be well located, improved, and priced right.
We have many calls for small ranches; you will have to cut up
some of those large high-priced wheat ranches and let home builders
IF YOU WANT TO BUY OR TRADE SEE US.
Colfax Insurance and Realty Co.
REID BLOCK. COLFAX, WASHINGTON.
NEW CASH PRICES
Edison Mazda Lamps
40 Watt 32 candle power 60c
60 Watt 48 candle power go c
100 Watt 80 candle power $1.15
150 Watt 120 candle power 135
250 Watt 200 candle power '_ 2.00
The Washington Water Power Go.
"PERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
JL when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
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purpose CO> fr°m B'Ue Stem Wh«'."« ye Ly best forYhi
Spokane and Colfax Feed & Poultry Co,
MSTBIBOTOB^CdIkx, Wmlu .
The adherence to the above policy
is what is building our patronage op
so steadily—the furnishing of grocer
ies that are the best ALWAYS.
An article of stock here is not al
lowed to remain on our shelves any
length of time —it Is SOLD while it
is in prime condition or not sold AT
You secure the freshest and best
groceries when you patronize
ESnvia & Son, Props.
"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
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