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The Colfax gazette. (Colfax, Wash.) 1893-1932, February 23, 1900, Image 6

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[Special Correspondence]
Washington, Jan. 22.—1t may be
that (lie rest of the country is disposed
to look upon Washing)on as a city
that is always sedate, where the at
mosphere is heavily burdened with the
serious things of life ami. especially
up around the capitol, where never a
smile flits across the faces of the seri
ous statesmen who are charged with
the awful responsibility of shaping the
destinies of 75,000,000 of human be
ings. The general run of persons pic
ture the average congressman as a
studious looking, superior creature, in
dark clothes, Including a long tailed
coat and tall hat, whose expression is
always heavy and whose feet only
touch the ground in high places. There
never was n greater error than this.
It would be hard to find a like number
of men with a keener sense of humor
or men who more readily seize upon
every chance to lighten their burdens
with the things jocund.
Some of the country's best story
tellers are men who have served sev
eral terms in one or the other of the
houses of congress, and the infectious
spirit of humor which marks the fel
lowship of bright men thrown into
daily (and nightly) contact for months
at a time is said to sooner or later
make breaches in the walls of hauteur
that some new members think they
must erect about themselves.
This doesn't mean that the life of a
congressman while in Washington is
all fun. It is only another instance
that all work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy.
Generally the best things one hears
in the restaurants and other spots about
the capital where congenial spirits
gather, as well as at the hotels, are the
anecdotes and stories that the mem
bers tell on each other. Sometimes one
of these stories is used during a discus
sion on the floor of the house or senate,
but as a rule they are reserved for
more exclusive use. The newspaper
boys, however, generally get them all.
J. I*. Dolliver of lowa, one of the ora
tors of the house, likes a good joke and
tells a good story once in awhile. By
birth Mr. Dolliver is a Virginian, and
there is a decided Old Dominion twang
to the turn of his nose. lie is nicknam
ed "Rolled Oats," a name given him
by the young women at Spirit Lake,
where he spent last summer. The
young women said that Mr. Dolliver
orated every morning in ordering his
breakfast and that a part of his orat
ing was a rolling of every "r." The
gentleman from lowa appreciates the
joke, as he has an unusual keen sense
of humor. He showed this in a re
mark he made the other day when dis
cussing the theater. "I have never
seen but one tragedy," he said, "that
did not seem like a comedy, and that
was 'Hamlet' played by Booth."
A good story is told at the expense of
Hon. Cyrus Sulloway, the tall repre
sentative from New Hampshire, who is
a vigorous and graphic talker. It is re
lated that in the campaign of 189G Sul
loway went to Portsmouth, N. 11., to
make a speech. The Republicans there,
knowing his fiery nature, waited upon
him witli a few words of warning and
explanation. "Cy," said they, "the
Democrats around here will vote for
McKinley this year if you don't scare
them off. Whatever you say in your
speech, don't get the Democrats mad.
Conciliate them, Cy; conciliate them."
Sulloway shook his shaggy locks by
Way of understanding and approval.
"All right!" he said.
The speech began. It ran along all
right enough until Sulloway approach
ed the sins and shortcomings of the
Democratic party. Then he grew em
phatic and_eloquent; also severe. "If
Lay in a stock of
while it is
When the weather gets cold,
prices will advance.
Fuel Dealers.
Office Phone 55. Yard Phone 2.
before me," he said; "was a yawning
chasm, ami at the bottom of the chasm
were the fires, of perdition, and if
above the chasm was suspended a
basket containing the entire Demo
cratic party, do you know what I
would do?"
The crowd listened intently. The
Democrats present were especially
anxious to hear the answer.
"I would cut the ropef shouted Sul
loway in his loudest voice.
The Republican eommltteemen who
had appealed for conciliation went out
on the sidewalk and said "Eatsf
Congressman Charles P.. Landis of
Indiana tells this one on himself:
While on his way from Washington to
Indianapolis during the holiday re
cess he found a young woman ac
quaintance on the train at Toledo.
While they were engaged in conversa
tion he noticed a stranger who was
eying him very closely. The situation
was becoming uncomfortable when
the conductor entered the car. The
latter was accosted by the stranger,
and an earnest, undertone discussion
took place between the two, the pas
senger appearing very persistent in
what he was saying.
The conductor was a personal ac
quaintance of Congressman Landls,
and finally he came to Landls and ask
ed permission to introduce the stran
ger. The latter proved to be a de
tective, and he explained that he had
received instructions to look for a
small, heavy set, smooth faced man
nith gray hair, soft hat. double breast
ed coat and dark clothes, accompanied
by a girl, who was wanted In an east
ern city for a diamond robbery. Lan
dis answered the description perfectly
and but for the conductor would have
bad an embarrassing time.
"Private" Allen of Mississippi, who
is considered the "wit of the house,"
tells a rather good story on Congress
man Brosius of Pennsylvania. A par
ty of representatives were on their
way to Baltimore to attend a banquet,
and Mr. Allen, who knew the propensi
ty of the Pennsylvania member to be
come excited during a speech, made a
bet that Mr. Brosius would fracture
his suspenders during the response to
the toast to which he was assigned.
And, sure enough, the catastrophe
occurred. During his talk Mr. Brosius
had just "warmed up" and was appeal
ing to "heaven above"' in some connec
tion when there was a significant snap.
"There they go!" yelled Allen, and he
was right. The laugh went around the
board when the joke became known,
and Mr. Brosius curtailed his remarks
to an unusual degree. "I knew he
would do it," said Mr. Allen after
ward. "He never makes a speech in
the house that he doesn't have to buy
a new pair of suspenders. lie's too
strong for a congressman, anyhow."
Ernest W. Roberts, one of the new
members from Massachusetts, is on the
road to fame. During the first two
weeks of the session he presented
more bills and amendments to the con
stitution than any man in the house,
the number being something over 50.
They are said to cover every subject
under the sun. He was asked one flay
why he had introduced so many bills.
"Have IV" he answered, and then he
asked his private secretary how it had
"Well," said the wide awake secre
tary, "I have presented for you the
bills introduced by all your predeces
sors which were never passed. I
thought this was the least you could do
for them."
The congressional delegation that
went on the trial trip of the battleship
Alabama played a little trick on Con
gressman Thomas S. Butler of Penn
sylvania which created considerable
amusement. One of the guests Avho
carried a photographing outfit aboard
desired to take a picture of Edwin S.
Cramp, the American and Russian na
val officials and Congressman Bing
hain of Philadelphia, Loudenslager of
New Jersey and Butler. The last
named representative was missing
when all arrangements had been made,
and a search of 15 minutes about the
vessel failed to locate him.
Finally the Now Jersey congressman
whispered to one of the searchers, and
soon there arose between decks the
cry of "Roll call!'' In less than two
minutes Congressman Butler rushed
upon deck all out of breath. When lie
had recovered, he said that he had
been enjoying a nap in his berth when
he heard the cry of "Roll call!" and
for the minute thought himself in the
national capitol and that he was want
ed in the house of representatives to
vote on some important bill. lie did
not realize where he was until he
struck the main deck and saw before
him the laughing faces of his col
leagues and others. Then he laughed
Old friends of Joe Blackburn of Ken
tucky who are interested in his return
to his old place in the senate tell this
story, which Is characteristic of the fa
mous Kentuckian:
Senator Blackburn was once a guest
at a very large party, and he was the
soul of every such symposium, but on
th|s__occasiou sat apart iv moody si-
lenee. It was generally remarked, and
Bam Gai&es asked him what he was
moping around in that style for.
"I don't like this crowd," said Joe.
"Why. Joe. there is not a man here
who would not die for you. You aston
ish me,'' exclaimed Games.
"Oh, the boys are all right enough,"
returned Joe, "but the cussed crowd Is
too big for an anecdote and not biff
enough for a speech."
It was a spontaneous outburst of
naivete altogether unaffected, lie had
no thought of humor. He only gave
vent to his feeling of disgust when he
saw that he could not do all the talk
ing. Samuel Hubbakd.
History of the Transactions in Whit
man County Lands,
vst 0 Henry W Mauck, patent ew qr 10
F Meyer to Chas Wood, It 19 b 14,
RosJia 750 00
Hattie E Willoughby to Grant 0 Wil
loughby. It 5 b 7, Reaney's Ist add
Pullman 500 00
Joseph Canutt, sheriff to W X Lloyd
Its 5G 7 and se qr sw qr 617 40... . 2211 84
Northern Pacific Railway Co to Jacob
Schweiter, w hf w hf 23 14 38 240 00
J W Ellis to Petnr Ochs agreement 8
hf ne qr, cc qr nw qr, Its 1 2 3, 5
1543.. 196095
J W Lllis to Oswald Koch, agreem't
bw qr 516 42 1280 00
J VV Ellis to Henry Schriber, agree
ment se qr, sw qr nw qr, It 4, 515 42 1929 00
C B King to Lewis Cox.nw qr 28 16 41 100
P \V Cox et al to Lewis Cox, nw qr
28 16 41 '. '.. 100
Nathan Cox to Lewis Neace, nw qr 28
ll>4l 650 00
Mahala B Case to E N Bellus, Its 1 2
b 45 Holbrook's add Garfield 200 00
Stephen Corner to Mrs F N Perm,
tract ne qr 4 17 45; R of W in Me-
Oroskey's add Garfield . 425 00
Improvement Co Guy to Frank V Me-
Mahon. It 9 b 23J 2d synd add Guy. 30 00
Andrew P Anderson to Cora L Sum
ner tract ne qr 12 15 40 50 00
Northern Pacific R R Co to W G Ea
tep ne qr and nwqr 11 20 45 960 00
Sherred Brock to I J Harper nw qr
nwqr 24 20 49 200 00
Francis M Gunn to Stephen P Law
rence, lta 310 tl 12 b 15 J H Me-
Coy'a addition to Oakesdale 100 00
Joseph O Catlett to The Public, Cat
lett addition to Winona
Lorain S Gano to jrank Gano, Its 1 2,
c hf nw qr, ne qr 19 14 44 and Its 3
4 sec 17, It 1 sec 20, tp 14 r 40 5500 00
Joseph U Catlet to H W Livingstone,
10 lots Catlett addition to Winona . 250 00
N P R R Co to F J Madantz, sw qr
11 15 40 480 00
Samuel Kilgore to John H Janssen,
s hf ne qr, Its 1 2, 6 17 41 1200 00
Ist Nat'l Bank. Colton to let Bank,
Colton, Its 12 3 4 5 6 b 15, Fergu
son's Ist addition, Colton 500 00
Ist Nat'l Bank, Colton to Ist Bank,
Colton, ne qr, c hf nw qr sec 35,e hf
nw qr sec 35, c nf sw qr 26 13 44: pt
It 7 b 5 and pt It 6 b 3, Colton 11400 00
Henry Wax to Rachel Bmnard, prop
erty deeded from Birka Binnard to
Wax, dated Nov. 25, 1898
D W Truax t« Trustees Tekoa Lodge
No. 73 I O O F, It 1 b 9, Tekoa
cemetery 15 00
Ilarrv ('urnwell to John Schmick, se
qr 2iil7 40 1550 00
Keal Mortgages.
James M East to Alliance Trust Co 1.1
se qr sec 01, w hf sw qr sec 32 17 43. 1300 00
C W liiee to J J Stephens Its 12 8 8
9 10 b 3, Thornton 150 00
W R Lloyd to Mrs X Nessly lta 5 G 7
and se qr bw qr 6 17 4o" 1000 00
Chas X ibinsan to Vermont L & T Co
Its 1 '_' pnd c hf nw qr 7 20 44 12C0 00
W 1' Spores to Ist Bank Tekoa part
ne qr sec 19 sw qr ne qr se qr nw qr
and its 1 and 2 sec 30 all tp 20 r45 905 43
Alma < Overby to Wm I Phillips nw
qr 27 18 45 ->80 85
W W Fox to Jacob Ogle sw qr 819 45 400 00
l'erry Prettyman to C A Leighton s
hf so qr nw qr se qr Be qr sw qr 219
44 170 00
Luke W Follia to Deming Inv Co Its
3 4 and pt s hf nw qr fee 3 and pt
ne qr fee 4 all in tp 17 r 44 72 CO
Luke VV Follia to Deming Inv Co Its
3 4 pt s ht nw qr sec 3 and pt ne qr
sec 4 all in tp 17 r 44 1200 00
Ota O Lansdale to Alliance Trust Co,
w hf se qr, ne qr se qr, 8 hf sw qr
ne qr 23 16 43 1100 00
U S Wiltfong to Scot McMasters, Its
1 g b 82 W F Simpson's addition to
Garfield 250 00
John Fncha to Mother Sup M Joanna
1312 45 838 00
John Boyles to Mrs L H Shirley, n hf
se qr, c hf sw qr sec 23; w hf ne qr,e
hf nw qr 24 13 45 2500 00
Chattel Mortgages.
VV O Starr to S Hilliard, cash. Crop
se qr sec lg; sw qr, se qr nw qr, w
hf se qr, se qr se qr sec 17, n hf ne
qr nw qr sec 20 all in tp 13 r 44 2018 86
SPSyron to Gar field Hard & Merc
Co, horses, cattle., wagon?, fm mch . 500 00
S M Lntbram to Vermont L & T Co,
cnv w hf nw qr, c hf ne qr 24 20 44 1400 00
Tady, White & Campbell to J T Reilly,
h<irs6S, cows, farm nrach 210 10
Warren A Averill to Security State
Bk farm machinery wagons harness
horses cows.etc 3000 CO
Warren A Averill to Security State
Bk 3 crop ne qr c hf nw qr ne qr sw
qr n hf 89 qr se qr se qr 22 10 45; all
crop sw qr It 16 45 30C0 00
W F Spores to First Bank Tekoa crp
ne qr 19 20 45 sw qr ne qr se qr nw
qr and Its 1 and 2 30 20 45 905 48
Fred Campbell to H C Deßeaumont,
horse*, harness 250 00
U S Wiltfong to Scot McMasters,
horses, wagon, harness 250 00
J F Harris and W H Ferguson to J
W Bailor, household furn & uteneils
and farm machinery 1100 00
C L Jaques to W C Baker 3 crop « hf
nw qr, ne qr nw qr 24 19 43 230 00
J B Crawford to D Ryrie, 2 horses .. 67 00
C E Wood to Genesee Exchange Batik,
Farmers Alliance Warehouse, Col
ton 100000
A L Sinclair to J T Lobaugh & Co,
2 horses and buggy 35 00
Eugene Brown to Carley Bros., ele
vator and engine in warehouse 83 00
W F Spoaes to James E Crane, 3 crop
se qr 17 20 45 400 00
Ist Nat'l Bank, Colton to Ist Bank,
Colton, assigns chattel mtg 897 85
Releases of Mortgages.
Spaulding Mfg Co to E U Cronk.... IGO 00
Perm Mtg Inv Co to J W & A A Ar
rasruith 750 00
NW & Pac Hypotheek bank to R M
& S Angell 2000 00
NW & Pac Hypotheek bank to R M
& S Angell 2250 00
C V Hulieg toJWtCE McKune.. 1120 00
D T Staley to M D & E F Crawford.
Balfour-Guthrie Inv Co to W F Spores 1800 00
Demins Inv Co to J B Tyson 750 00
Stella B Suksdorf to H F Suksdorf...
First Bk Tedoa to Wm F Spores 1200 00
Augusta H Phipps to Hugh P Barr.. 575 00
M C Huling to Wm W Fox 750 00
James H Tallman to David C French 2000 00
First Bank Tekoa t Miles M Ramsey 4GO 00
John J Schlee to Frank Sponn 500 00
Russell & Co to H W & I B Robertson
Thos S Krutz to James F H0we11.... 800 00
Bills of Sale.
H Schlaefer to Ist Nat'l Bank, Mos
cow, warehouse Pullman 100 00
Jonathan Johnson toWHEaoa, ieaaes
c hf Be qr and sw qr se qr IS 13 44
for products
L Mci^ellan to D J McLellan, furni
ture and fixtures Pullman laundry C.OO 00
Ist Nat'l Bank, Colton to Ist Bank,
furniture and fixtures of Ist Nat'l
Bank, Colton 500 00
Frances L Hodge vs Riley B Hatley, et al.
—Lis Pvndens.
S J Abbott vs E Chasse and J T Arrasmith"
—Lia Pendent*.
Even Buller Wins.
Durban, Fet>, 19.—The bombardment
of the Boer position on Hlangwane hill
was continued yesterday and fighting is
still proceeding at G o'clock thisevening.
It ie said the British have captured 100
prisoners. The Hoers are retiring and
General Brabant's forces are now enter
ing Dordrecht. Dispatches from Mazeru
say that large forces are being sent from
the Transvaal to the Free State under
prominent generals. It is also said the
Free Staters are making a desperate ef
fort to collect an army to face the Brit
ish at Koffyfontein. An official proclama
tion orders out all male inhabitants be
tween the age of 10 and 60, and enthus
iasts declare that everyone up to the age
of 100 must go. At Kimberly a report
is current but not confirmed that Mafek
ing has been relieved. Buller took
Monte Cristo hill and several Boer camps,
a wagon load of ammunition and sev
eral of supplies.
At a meeting at Pittsburg of the East
End Civic league under the auspices of
the National Reform bureau of Washing
ton, D. C, resolutions were adopted ron
demning as a crime against civilization
the exportation of American whisky and
beer to our newly acquired territories
and it was decided to petition congress
to re-enact the anti-canteen law.
A Frightful Blunder
Will often cause a horrible burn, ecald,
cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
will kill the pain and promptly heal it.
Cures fever sores, ulcers, boils, corns, all
skin eruptions. Rest pile cure on earth.
Only 25 cts. a box. Cure guaranteed.
Sold by The Elk Drugstore, F. J. Stone,
Stone's Cough-Not cureH coughs and
colds. 25 aud 50c, only at The Elk
Drug Store,
A full line of Gunther's famous candies,
at The E'k Druar Store.
Insube with H. W. (Joff.
I otl'er for sale to the highest
bidder, at the
Two miles from Pullman, on the
Guy Road, on
Thursday, March 15th
Tlie following described property, to-wit:
Black Gelding "Jim,'' seven years old past,
weighs over l r>00; a splendid work horse.
Black Mare "Jennie,'' seven years old past,
half sister to "Jim" and good 'match for him;
weighs about li>oo.
Brown Team "Dewey" and "Sampson," geld
ings, five past, out of French Canadian stall
ion, worked two seasons.
Cray Mare "Nellie," five past, weighs over l-'iOO;
splendid young mare.
Bay Gelding "Dick," live past, blocky, weighs
about 1200; the best type Of horse for general
farm work.
Sorrel Gelding "Billy," worked through two
seasons, weighs about 1100; a good horse.
Gray Mare "Nancy," good work and saddle ani
mal, weighs about li(H).
Sorrel Mare "Molly," ji magnificent young mare,
coming four, gentle, well broken,"weighs I.'OO.
Sorrel Geldmg "Davie," a tine young horse,
coming four, worked part of the past season.
Gray Mare "Maud," weighs 1300, a good brood
and draft mare.
Gray Mare "Gipsy," weighs about 1250, a splen
did brood mare, gentle and reliable for all
kinds of work.
Brown Mare "Fanny," Hambletonian stock,
worked two seasons, well built and strong.
Sorrel Mare "Flora," about twelve, weighs over
1100, an easy keeper and stands up to the work
witli larger horses.
Bay Mare, a tine young mare that will make a
1300 pound animal.
Two-year-old Mare Colt, of Hambletonian stock.
The above horses have been grain fed and are
ready for business.
A Hodge No. 2 Header, in good condition and
good for much service-Three large Header
Beds—A Combine 1 Header and Binder, 12-foot
cut, nearly as good as new, cost -TWO—A Monitor
Shoe Drill, nearly new—An Old Hoosier Hoe
Drill—One Wagon and Bed—One Wagon (run
ning gears)— One old Wagon— Two California
It; foot Racks—Two Hay Racks—One 14 inch and
one 12-inch John Deere (Jang l'low—One 11-inch
Gang Plow—One 4-sectiim Iron Harrow—One
Walking l'low—One l'lanet Junior Orchard Cul
tivator, a splendid tool—One Corn Cultivator-
One all-steel Hay Rake—One Disc Harrow—One
Weed Cutter—Two Mowers—One Grindstone-
One Maine Xo. 2 Bob Sled—Several Sets of Har
ness—Forks, Shovels, Maul, Small Tools, Single
and Double-trees, Etc.
I will also offer for sale some of my pure bred
Berkshire boars and sows as breeding stock.
TERMS OF SALE—For all sums under $10.00,
cash: for sums of $10.00 or over, a credit of six
mouths will be given, purchaser giving his note
with approved security.
Sale will begin at 10:30 a. m.
A New liailway.
The improvements that have been
made during the past few years in its
tracks, roadbed, bridges, trestles, tun
nels, etc., have virtually made a new
road of the Northern Pacific. The road
bed has been widened, trestles filled in,
new and heavier steel rails laid, grades
cut down, wooden bridges replaced by
steel ones, curves taken out, tunnels
lined with brick and concrete, and im
provements made wherever possible.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were
spent in this way duri"ir 1898 and 1899,
besides large sums h. previous years.
New and mammoth loc ■•uotives capable
of drawing the heavy transcontinental
passenger trains at seventy-five miles per
hour when necessary, have been bought.
Progress and advancement have been
and are the order of the day. Such a
road, solid, smooth, safe, it is a pleasure
to ride over.especially as it runs through
the finest scenery in the we6t and touch
es all the greater cities found there.
Pullman's beet cars, both tourist and
first class sleeping cars and a royal din
ing car, are a part of the through trains
running between Minneapolis and St.
Paul on the east and Portland on the
west. Your bedroom and dining car
room are carried along with you all the
way —where you are they are, where you
go they co.
If you have a trip east in view this
season, call on or write Geo. H. Lennox,
ticket agent at Colfax. He will be
pleased to give you all the information
desired and see that you are fully
equipped in every respect for the trip.
"Oh ! how lovely."
"My! but isn't that beautiful."
"I think that one is a perfect dream"
These few and a great many more just
such expressions were heard while our cus
tomers were looking at the
New Spring Goods for 1900
which we are receiving daily. If you are
up or down town, call in and see the latest,
up-to-date Spring Goods, which we are
receiving daily.
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Colfax, Washington.
Largest, moat reliable and quickc t mail SabKriptioM taken for The Delineator
order house in the state of Washington One Dollar a year.
In Bankruptcy.
No. 369.
In the district court of the United States, for
the district of Washington, southern division
In the matter of Erastus J. Bryant and Mon
roe Bryant, partners under the linn name ol
Bryant Bros., and Erastus J. Bryant and Sylva
nia E. Bryant, his wife,and Monroe Bryant and
Amelia E. Bryant, his wife, bankrupts."
To the Honorable Cornelius 11. Han ford, judge
of the district court of the United states, for the
district of Washington, southern division:
Erastus J. Bryant and Monroe Bryant, part
ners under the firm name of Bryant Bros., and
Erastus J. Bryant ami Sylvania E. Bryant, bis
wife, and Monroe Bryant and Amelia E. Bryant.
his wife, having their principal place of busi
ness near Pullman, in the county of Whitman
and state ol Washington, in said district, re
spectfully represent that on the 18th nay of
November, 18»9, last past,they and each of them
were duly adjudged bankrupts under the acts
of congress relating to bankruptcy: that they
and each of them have duly surrendered all
their property and rights ol property, and have
fully complied with al! the requirements of said
acts and of the orders of the court touching
their bankruptcy.
Wherefore they and each of them pray that
lie may be decreed by the court to have a full
discharge from all debts provable against his < s
tate under Buch bankrupt act, except such debts
as are excepted by law from such discharge.
Dated this 7th (lay of February. l'.Hii).
W. 11. Harvey. 11. J. Welty, attorneys.
District of Washington—as.
On this Uth da. of February, A. I). lUOO, on
reading the foregoing petition, it is:
Ordered by the court, that a hearing be had
upon the same on the Jd day of March. A. I)
1900, before 11. W. L'anfleld, referee at i olfax, m
saic district, at2o'clock in the afternoon: and
that notice therefore be published two weeks in
the Colfax (ia/ette, a wet kly newspaper printed
in said district, ami that all known creditors and
Other persons in interest may appear at the said
time and place and show cause, if any they
have, why the prayer of said petitioners should
not be granted.
And it is further ordered by the court, that
the clerk shall send by mail to all known cred
itors copies of said petition and this order, ad
dressed to them at their places of residence as
Witness the Honorable Cornelius H. Hantord,
judge of the said court, and the seal thereof, at
Walla V\alla in said district, on the 1-lth day of
February, A. I). 1900
R. M HOPKINS, Clerk.
Enter: C. II HANFORD, Judge.
(Seal r. S. 1 >istrict Court.)
Notice of Sale of Iteal Km ate at
Public Auction.
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of an
order of the superior court of the state of
Washington, for the county of Whitman, made
ou the 23d day of January,'lDoo. in the matter of
the estate of Susannah Bteen, deceased; the un
dersigned, the administrator of the said estate,
will sell at public auction to the highest bidder,
for cash, lawful money of the United states,and
subject to confirmation by said superior court,
on Friday, tho-d day of" March, I. between
the hours of ten o'clock a. m.and the setting of
the sun on the same day, to-wit: At eleven
o'clock a. m. in front of the south door of the
court house in Colfax, Whitman county, Wash
ington, all the rii,'ht, title, interest and ("state of
the said Susannah Bteen, at the time of her
death, and all the ri^ht. title and interest that
the said estate has, by operation of law, or
otherwise, acquired other than or in addition to
that of the said Susannah Steen at the time of
her death, in and to all that certain lots, piece
or parcels of land situate, lying and being in
the said county of Whitman and state of Wash
ington, and bounded and described as follows,
to-wit: Lots one (1), two (2). three (3) and four
(1), in section eighteen (1>), in township twenty
(20), north of range forty-six (46), E. W. M , con
taining 160 acres, more or less.
Terms of sale: Cash, in lawful money of the
Cnited States of America, ten per cent of pur
chase money to be paid to auctioneer on day of
sale, balance on confirmation of sale l>y "said
superior court. W. B. SILK WORTH,
Administrator of estate of Susannah Steen,
Dated, Colfax, Wash., Jan. 27th, 1900.
Contest Notice.
Department of the Interior, United Btatei
Land Oflice, Walla Walla, Wash., January 'J.">th,
1900.—A sufficient contest affidavit having been
filed in this office by Thomas S. Brannon, of
Wilcox, Wash., contestant, against homestead
entry No. 5:5.V>, made September 27th,1890, for E l.,
NX' 4 and El^ SE'£. Section J7, Township 11 N*
Range 43 E, by Harry C. Haw ley, contestee, in
which it is alleged that: Hurry C Hawtey, the
contestee therein named, has wholly abandoned
said tract embraced 111 his said homestead entry
No. 5:i5"), for the past four years, and that said
abandonment is not due to employment of said
contestee by the government of the United
States in the army, navy, or marine corps, as a
private soldier, officer, seaman, or marine dur
ing the war with Spain or during any other war,
said parties are hereby notified to appear, re
spond and offer evidence touching said allega
tion at 10 o'clock a. m.,on March JOth, 1900, be
fore Wm. A. Jnman, I*. 8. Commissioner, at
his office in Colfax, Wash., and that final hear
ing will beheld at 10 o'clock a. in. on March
27th. 1900, before the Register and Receiver at
the Tnited States Land Office in Walla Walla,
The said contestant having, in a proper affida
vit, filed January i!sth, 1900, set forth facts which
show that after due diligence, personal service
of this notice can not be made, it is hereby ord
ered and directed that such notice be given by
due and proper publication.
JOHN M. HILL, Register,
Estrav Notice.
Taken up by the undersigned, at the old
Sain ranch, iust north of Steptoe butte, the
following described estrays:
One bay mare, about 5 years old, weight
about 1050 pounds, no brand visible.
One black horse, about <J years old, weight
about 1100 pounds, no brand visible.
One black horse, about 11 years old, weight
about 1100 pounds, branded f on right
Unless claimed by owners and charges paid,
said animals will be sold as the law provides.
Dated February 17,1900.
P. 0. Steptoe, Wash.
In Bankruptcy.
No. :;t'.7.
In the district court of the United States, for
the district of Washington, southern division.
In the matter of George \\ Hill and Era Belle
Hill, his wife, bankrupts.
To the Honorable Cornelini 11. Hanford judge
of the district court of the ii.it, d states, fortne
ilisirict oi Washington, southern division:
George W. Hill and Era Belle Hill, his wife
having their principal place <>f business, and
residing near Pullman, in the county of Whit
man and state of Washington, in mii.i district
respectfully represent that on tin- 18th day of
November, 1899, last past, they and each of them
were duly adjudged bankrupts ander the acts of
congress, relating to bankruptcy; that they and
each of them have duly surrendered all their
property and rights of property, and have fully
complied with all the requirement! of said acts
and of the orders of the court touching their
w here/ore they and each of them pray that he
may be decreed by the court to have a full dis
charge from all debts provable against his m
tote under such bankrupt act, except Mich
debts as «re excepted by law from such dis
Dated this 7th day of February, 1900.
... „ , T Bankrupts.
U. 11. Harvey, H. J. Welty, Attorneys
District of Washington ts. "
(tn this 15th day of February, A. D. WOO. on
reading the foregoing petition, it is:
ordered by tlie court that a hearing be bad
upon the same on the 20th day of March, A D.
I'.'OO, before n. \v Canfieid, referee at colfax
In said district, at 2 o'clock m the afternoon;
and that notice therefore be published two
weeks In the Colfax Gazette, a weekly newspa
per printed in said district, and that all known
creditors and other persons In interest may ap
pear at the .said time and place and show cause
i any ti.ey have, why the prayer of said peti
tioners should not be granted.
And it is further ordered by the COUII that the
clerk shall send by mail to all known creditors
copies of said petition and this order addressed
to them at their places ol residence us stated
witness the Honorable Cornelius Hlianford
II V,'r ""' f* ld '""rt ttml the Sfcttl thereof, at
walla walla in said district, on the K.thdav of
lebruary, A.I). I'.HX).
„ ( „ _ B? H. B. hTRONG, Deputy.
Kuter: C. 11. HANFOKD. Judtc
(~c;il \\ S. I>Mrict court. )
In Bankruptcy,
No. 368.
lii the district court of the United Staff for
the district ol Washington, southern division
In the matter of Joseph H. Andenoo and
Mma ( . Anderson, his wile, l»»inkruj.ts
• * m, ' Honorable Cornelius H. Hanford
judß-e of the district court of the United States
for the district of Washington, southern dW
Joseph H. Anderson and Hina <:. Anderson
his wile, of near Pullman, in the county of
Whitman and state of Washington in said dis
trict, respectfully represent that on the 18th
day of November, 1899. lust past, they and each
of them were duly adjudged bankrupts under
the acts ot congress relating to bankruptcy; that
they and each of them have duly surrendered
all their property and rights of property, and
hare fully complied with all the requirements
of said acts and of the ordeis of the court touch
ing their bankruptcy.
*\ berefore their and tadi of them pray that he
may ,c decreed by the conn to have a full d f
charge from all debts provable against his es
tate under such bankrupt act, except such debts
as are excepted by law from such discharge
Dated this 7th day of February 1!X)O
W..H H^vey.H.J.WeHy.attorneS^ 1"""
District of \\ ashiugton- »s.
On this 10th day of February, A. D I'MK) on
reading the foregoing petition, It is-
Ordered by the court, that a hearing be bad
upon the same on the 20tn day of March AD
1900, before H. W. Cai.lield, referee, at Colfai n
said district: at 2 o'clock in the af ernooS
that no ice therefore be pnbliabed two weeks n
the CollM Gazette, a weekly newspaper printed
in said district, and that all known cred tors
and other persons in interest may appear a the
said time and place and show cause if any th ey
And it is further ordered by the court that
the clerk sha 1 send by mail to"all known credit
ors copies ol taid petition aud this order ad
Si'» them at their places of residence as
„ . . Bjr H. B. STRONti Depntr
Enter: C. H. HAMFORD, Judgl- "
(Seal U. 8. District Court
Bounty For Coyote Scalps.
In accordance with an order ot the board nf
county commissioners of Whi man co ,mtv
Washington, notice is hereby gWenthataltt
county will pay a bounty of *i for earn aid
every scalp of coyotes that are killed Vkh , t c
0/,^ l'l ""^ «»» the «**^
11 vex said Bpalpj to the county au,li or of said
county at his office in the court house in Colfax
\\ ashington, the county seat of Raid coun ty and
thereupon make affidavit that the coyo tes from
which said scalps were taken, were killed wi
in the boundaries of said county and were killed
since the 6th day of December, IVJB The affi
davit so made will be presented to the bokrd of
county commissioners at the following mcc n J
Of said board, or at the present meeting of s a^
board, if it be then in session, and the cTa"mT r
said bounty, if the same be found by said b"ar'l
to be correct and just, will be allowed a d paid
by warrant in the same manner as other claims
against the county are paid. "lllt-r t-iaims
All persons presenting scalps to the county
auditor will please take notice, that th 'law tfro
vides that no bounty shall be paid on any sJaln
unless both ears are attached to the scalp and
are presented In that manner with the si an
amihor * **"* * dellvered to the counl^
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set mv
hand[ and affixed my official seal as c""rk of said
bonrd this Ist day of July, 1599 Baia
Auditor of Whitman County, Washington and
S e s rald°c^it By? ard °f CO-ty Comin^^efs
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