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Commissioner II inch I ill' Plays
to the (ialleries.
Thinks it About Time to Once More
Raise a HypiM i il i« .ilj( ry
of Reform.
Commissioner Hinchliff introduced a
resolution before the board Wednesday
which is purp and umpte a campaign
document. It is a desperate attempt to
revive the old hypocritical cry of the
populists of retrenchment in county ex
penses by charging the republicans with
a lack of economy in public office by the
iiHe of too many men to do the work. It
calls for the deposition of the deputy
prosecuting attorney, one deputy coun
ty clerk, two clerks in tlie auditor's
office, oik! riding deputy sheriff, the jailer
and one bailiff, claiming that this would
effect a Baring of $490 a month. Of
course it would, if carried out, but it in
a matter of womier that the chairman
did not think of thru 1 things when his
friends the populists were at the helm,
lie never paid a word about reduction
of the auditor's force when his pet Tobin
carried l.'J people in February, 1898,
where Mr. Corner now has but eight.
Should two more be lopped off Mr.
Corner would have nix employes where
Tobin carried 13. Probably Mr. Hinih
liff has been reading the Commoner's
comparative statements to prove ex
travagance against Mr. Corner. The
fact in that the Commoner has been do
ing Home very small work in this
matter. For instance, in comparing the
November expenses it deliberately left
out the name of one of Tobin'schief jien,
U. E. Tarbet, superintendent of
the tax rolls, salary $75. The Gazette
said nothing of the omission just
to tee how far the Commoner
would go in proving Tobin of stamp
fame an economizer. The next month
the Commoner deliberately left out the
name aud salary of Mr. Tobin's chief
deputy, H. 11. Wheeler, salary $80, in
order to make a case against Mr. Cor
ner. Probably Mr. Hinchliff believed the
Commoner. For February, ]898, To
bin's salary list was $838.09; his fees
earned, $425.70. For February, 1900,
Auditor Corner's salary list was $().")0.4G;
his fees earned, $415.60. What objection
has Mr. Hinchliff now that he could not
have raised against his pet, Mr. Tobin?
As to the sheriffs office, it has no
more men employed than Sims usually
had, after his special men and guards
for the prisoners while at work, are
Clerk Renfrew has all along ran the
clerks office with fewer people and at less
expense than Ross ever did. Why did
not Mr. Binchliff raise an objection when
the populists ran that corner of the
court house?
The resolution was rejected Thursday
afternoon by the adverse votes of Com
missioners Willard and Swank.
15■>;»!•«! ol Trustees So Decided at
Monday's Meeting.
The board of trustees of Colfax col
lege held an important meetiug in the
Baptist church Monday afternoon find
evening for the consideration of several
important matters connected with the
work of theeoUege. After a thorough in
vent igation of the situation it was de
cided to continue the school under the
same management for the rpst of the
school year. This was decided upon,not
because the board sustains the president
and condemns the other teachers, but
because the force of attendant circa m-
Btances and conditions were such that
no other practicable course seemed open.
Prof. J'luiimier retires to accept a more
remunerative position, but it is hoped
that Miss Parks will be retained for the
spring term, though by the contract
made with President Schlauch last sum
mer (he board has nothing to do with
the hiring of assistants. After the {(ire
going decision was reached the resigna
tion of President Schlauch was accepted
to take effect at the dose of the school
year. Steps will at once be taken to
wards the securing of the strongest
available man for the presidency of the
college. A committee was appointed to
look after the financial interests of the
institution, and it is confidently expected
that all obligations will lie met by the
close of the session. Notwithstanding
the present difficulties the trustees are
full of hope an to the future of the
The spring term of school will be un
der the management of Rev. T. J. Col
lins and Miss Parks who together will
do all teaching in the school. During
the time he remains with the school
I resident Schlauch will attend to raising
funds for the payment of bills incurred
in furnishing the building.
Visitor from Capo Norn*.
John Donovan arrived in Colfaz Fri
day from Phoenix, Arizona, where he
spent the winter. He is on a visit with
his brother, George Donovan, the photo
grapher, and will probably remain here
until in April. Mr. Donovan in interested
in claims and business booses at the fab
ulous Cape Nome diggings in Alaska
and hot* been in the f (ir north two years
where he has prospered immensely He
came out on the last boat in the fall and
expects to return on the ttrst one ia the
spring: He says there is no discount on
the richness of the Cape Nome sands and
declares the published reports of the
great wealth there to not be overdrawn
Only Another Reversal.
The supreme court has revi rsed the
judgnient of the superior court of Whit
man county Henry Churchill, respond
ent, versus Henry Ackerman, appellant.
I his was an action for damages for the
conversion to respondent's Dee of a vol
unteer crop of wheat on a certain tract
of land in Whitman county in 1897
The wheat was valued at $550 The
judgment upon the verdict was'given
June 8, JfeOO, and awarded Churchi
*L>oo, with costs of 1132.75.
appealed and has won in the higher I
court. Many of the instructions to the !
jury asked for by Ackerman were refused
by the court, it seems with had results
Too Much Whiskey.
Spencer Gragg, a well known and
former well-to-do farmer near Garrieid
is at St. Ignatius hospital, being nursed
through a severe attack of delirium
tremens by relatives. Two or three
monthe ago he sold 80 acres of land for
|2700 and has eince been dissipating
deeply. For the past month he has
been about Colfax drinking heavily and
a few days ngo fell in a lit on the street
He was nursed through this and left the
city suffering from delirium treruens.
Thursday evening he reached Klberton
and during the night, under the delusion
that the members of the Red Men lodge
wanted his life and were hemming him
in, swam the Palouse river. Arriving
on the opposite bank his enemies still
confronted him and he swam back
again, finally jumping a picket fence and
escaping, according to his story. He
was found the next morning wandering
along the river bank thoroughly soaked
with water and almost chilled to death,
He was cared for and brought to the
sheriffs office Friday by Superintendent
Colfin of the poor farm. In the after
noon (Jrang was taken to the hospital,
where he has about recovered.
In Splendid Condition Except On a
Few Exposed Spots.
Spring is here, but the post week has
been rather a wet one. Hut for this
sowing of the 1900 crop would have
been in progress all the week in western
Whitman county as far east as Colfax.
The reports generally on fall wheat are
highly encouraging. The damage has
been almost nothing in most part ■> of
the county, and the acreage is larger
thau ever for fore. The mild winter has
been most beneficial to not only the fall
wheat crop, but to fruit as well. The
outlook for the largest crops of both in
the history of the Pulouse country is in
deed bright. Past experience lih's been
that when fall grain safely passes the
winter cold it is safe. It matures and is
out of danger before the usual hot spell
in July touches it. In fact, the growers
are more exercised over market condi
tions than of the safety of their crops.
Sales of holdings are being more freely
made now. Even though the market
continues to show the present state of
weakness, it is expected that a majority
of the farmers will let go of their hold
ings. They do not want to carry wheat
into next season, except in a few in
stances where they are well prepared to
do so.
Other Side of the Story.
Regarding the complaint of (>. E.
Henry, made last week, that the P.unch
family was neglected by the county au
thorities while suffering with smallpox,
and left without fuel, it it claimed that
Mr. Henry was engaged by the county
at £2.50 a day to look after the com
forts of the family and also those sick
at Brownlee's near Palouse, and that if
they were left without the comforts of
life it was entirely the fault of Mr.
Henry, as that was what he was paid
to look after.
Hrakeman's Narrow Escape.
A peculiar accident happened to H. P.
Miller, a freight brakeman, at Elberton
Monday morning. Miller was on top of
a freight train and was caught by a low
hanging telephone wire which crossed
the track. He was struck across the
face by the wire, badly cutting his nose
and injuring hi-i eyes, but was fortunate
ly not thrown from the train, but had a
very narrow escape. He was sent to a
hospital at Spokane.
Fighting Boys.
George Breeding, a boy of 1G years,
whose home is at Tekoa/is in the coun
ty jail serving out a sentence of §20 and
costs, imposed by a justice of the peace
for fighting. He engaged in a row with
Willie Starkey and had a dangerous
looking Bluugshot, while Starkey
flourished an iron bar. They were sep
arated before any damage was done.
Starkey was lined the same amount, but
paid it.
Hack from the Southland.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J,. McCroskey rt
turued Saturday from a sojourn of two
months in southern California. Lower
California was also visited. Mr. Mc-
Croskey says the southland is exceed
ingly dry this season, but it is thronged
with tourists, whose money goes far to
ward the support of the country.
New Bridge at Pullman.
The county commissioners met Mon
day and adjourned Thursday evening.
The only work of special moment was a
decision to build a bridge across the
South Palouse on Kamiac street at
Pullman, to replace the one carried away
by the high water recently. It will have
a span of 65 feet.
Kaius of the week have been warm and
heavy, but the weather is bright and
springlike again.
yhenext military hop will bear the
armory Friday evening March 10—a St.
Patrick's day ball.
Mrs. P. A. Wilkie of near Hay station,
was brought to St. Ignatius hospital
Saturday night suffering from a severe
attack of pneumonia.
The weather report of the signal serv
ice for the year 18U9 shows a rainfall for
the Palouse country of from 20 to 40
inches for the year, according to loca
tion east or west.
Owing to the fact that a number of
pupils of the city schools will retire when
the working season opens April 1, pupils
will be moved up one grade in order to
take in a new receiving grade.
A class of 20 in bookkeeping has been
organized at the high school and the
students are progressing nicely in the
work. Tne same system as that of
business colleges is being taught.
The "Old-Time Singing School," last
Friday night, drew a $75 house and
pleased the crowd. The net proceeds of
$o2 goes to help pay the street grade
assessment against the Congregational
church property.
A party of 31 members of the Re
bekah lodge visited the Pullman order
Saturday night and report a splendid
time. They were handsomely entertain- !
ed at the College town with a banquet,
music and games.
Attend the republican primaries for
election of delegates to the Ellensburg
state convention, which will in turn
elect delegates to help name the next
president. Primaries will be held Sar
urday, March 10, in country precincts
from 2 to -i p. m., and in cities 1 to 7
p. m.
In the call for republican primaries,
published elsewhere, a number of figures
•"2 ' were taken out uf the matter for
use elsewhere and not returned. The
mistake was unnoticed uniil after the
call had been printed. Those precincts
™owin K no representation are each en
titled to two delegates.
. at any price—"Brunswick" I
cigars-the smoke par excellence, I
Decided to Organize Permanent-
ly Wednesday Evening.
All of the Faith Are Urged to Be
Present and Take a Hand
in the Work.
Colfax republicans are active and en
thusiastic in the work of the party and
are preparing for the great national
campaign thin year, as well as for the
state and county battle of the ballots.
1 hey expect a fusion of the rag and tag
of all the "elements opposed to republi
canism,"' and they propose to meet it
with a solid front and give the "reform
ers" who never reform nuch a licking as
they will remember.
In obedience to the call published last
week, 31 stalwarts met Wednesday
night at the office of (Jeo. 11. Lennox
and took action for the permanent or
ganization of a republican club. The
night was a violently stormy one and
kept many away who would otherwise
have been in attendance. Much republi
can enthusiasm was shown in informal
discussion. Dr. Geo. A. Chapman was
chosen for temporary chairman and E.
h. Bellinger stcretary. After discussion
it was decided to meet next Weduesduv
evening at 7:30 at the same place for
the put pose of effecting a permanent or
ganization, and committees were ap
pointed with this end in view J N
Pickrell, M. <). Reed and Julian Howard
were appointed on permanent organiza
tion; Arthur Howe, J. R. Good and S 15.
SUer on membership, and I. L. Ettinger,
W. J. Bryant and F. N. English on by
i BV rbm> committ€W are to report at
the Wednesday evening meeting, when
permanent organization is to be effected.
All republicans are urged to be present
at that time.
Smallpox at Seltice.
County Commissioner Willard reports
that there are from 20 to 25 cases of
smallpox in the vicinity of Seltice Junc
tion. All the cases are light ones except
two, those of a young man named Frank
Mitchell and Mrs. Hagar. an old lady.
Ihese are quite severe. Three of the
cases are being cared for by the county,
and there is also one near Oakesdale
which is a county charge.
Okl-Timer Gone.
S. C. Lyle and family left Wednesday
evening for Seattle, via Portand. Mrs.
Lyle will stop at the latter city and visit
relatives, while Mr. Lyle will proceed to
Seattle, where he expects to go into
business, The gentleman has been a
resident of Colfax for 18 years and has
prospered to an extent which justifies
him in seeking a wider field of operations.
Time to Slay Squirrels.
The pestiferous squirrel is appearing
all over the wheat fields of Whitman
county, after a long winter Bleep. Farm
ers should remember that one dead
squirrel now is equal to half a dozen
later on after the youngsters are born,
and meet them with shot and shell,
smokers and poison. It will not pay
to wait.
Grocery Store Burned.
The grocery store of E. N. Pierce at
Tekoa was totally destroyed by fire
Tuesday morning at 3 o'clock. The
origin of the fire is unknown. The in
surance on the grocery stock was £3385,
which it is thought will cover the loss.
The building was owned by S. G. Jami
son, and was insured for $400.
At a certain Colfax gathering, not
long ago, a half dozen men were discuss
ing life, death and teachings of the late
Robert G. IngersoU; telling what they
each one thought; quoting quibs and
sayings and commenting on Ihh lecture
of five words to some young men some
twenty years ago—"He temperate in all
things" From that the discussion went
to the bible and to the knowledge of it,
when one man who had been quiet,
twisted his Dickey around, fixed his
necktie and remarked: "You're all well
read and deep students; can any of you
tell me of a noted bible character whose
name has never been mentioned, who
died a death that no one ever died be
fore or since, from a cause that is the
title of a well known book, and whose
shroud is in every household?"' No
body could tell. They gave it up. They
agreed to think it over, and that conun
drum caused some men to brush up on
their bible reading who hadn't looked at
one before in a year. Last night they
met again. One man had guessed it—
"'Lot's Wife.' Her name was never
mentioned. She was always Lot's wife.
She was turned into a pillar ot salt. No
body before or since got so fresh that
this had to be done to 'em, It was done
because of her "Looking Backward,"
and salt is always shrouded in a sack in
every household. It isn't well, even at
this day, to go on looking backward.
You're apt to lose out and not keep up
with the parade. Look forward, plan
ahead, keep moving. That's the way to
KEEP ALIVE to the good things of life.
What you bought last year has nothing
to do with this year. You want to do
better this year. You can. You're
making more money. You can afford
better things. We're ready with tiik
BETTER things. Tomorrow many more
new lines will be ready for you. New
Hats, new shapes, from $1.50 to $.'5.50;
new Shoes, $1.50, $1.75, |2, |2.50, $3,
§3 50. New Clothes for men and boys
are being opened; new furnishings; new
shirts, swell styles; new Neckwear; new
hosiery; suspenders; handkerchiefs. Lock
forward to getting good liberal value.
You'll get "Lots" of it, fresh.
Red Front Clothi.nc; Co ,
Colfax, Wash.
Who Originates, never Imitates.
Dr. It. A. Heritage, of Spokane, will
give one of his famous concerts at the
M. E. church, Tuesday evening, March
13, at 8 o'clock. Come and enjoy a
pleasant evening. Admission, 25 cents.
Dyspepsia can be cured by using
Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets. One little
Tablet will give immediate relief or
money refunded. Sold in handsome tin
boxes at 25 cts. The Elk Drugstore.
Take Dr. Buck's Celery, Sarsaparilla
and Dandelion Compound. As a blood
and liver tonic it has no equal. Sold
only at The Elk Drug Store.
Shaw's Pubs Malt has a marvelous
dietetic value. While refreshing and
pleasant to take, it helps assimilation of
food. Sold by P. J. Stone, Colfax,
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance.
Chas. l)c France visited Spokane Fri
Sheriff Canutt went to Portlanl Tm-s
State Veterinarian S. B. Nelson was in
town Monday.
John Lathruiu was down from Oaken
dale, Saturday.
R. B. Steele of Belmoot was a (olfax
visitor Tuesday.
J. 11. Taylor was in town from Farm
ington Wednesday.
It. A. Sims, former sheriff, was in town
from Paloune Wednesday.
Hon. D. F. Anderson of Rosalia was
a Monday visitor at Colfax.
Ralston McCaig, the Rosalia banker,
was a Colfax visitor Monday.
Dr. W. N. Divine and Justice Stiles
were Elberton visitors at Coifax Tuesday.
J. M. Propst, deputy assessor for the
Farmington vicinity, was in town Tues
John G. Gibson of Johnson, former
county commissioner, was in the city
Hiram Mitchell returned Thursday
evening of last week from a month's
trip to Pennsylvania.
E. Braillard and family left Colfax
Tuesday evening for New Jersey, where
they will make their future.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson return
ed Tuesday from a winter trip to Cali
fornia and the Hawaiian islands.
E. J. Burns was down from Spokane
Tuesday to attend a meeting of the Sil
ver Plate Mining Company, of which he
is a trustee.
Former Congressman W. H. Doolittle
of Tacoma, once a resident of Colfax, is
reported seriously ill at a hospital at
Washington, D. C.
J. J. Humphrey has returned from an
extended eastern and southern tour,
during which he took in the Mardi Gras
festival at New Orleans.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wiseman and sou
Fay returned Tuesday morning from
Portland, where they spent the winter.
Misses Dora, Edith and Effie remained
at school.
Mrs. J. W. Lusher left Wednesday
evening for Dillon, Montana, to join her
husband, who recently engaged in busi
ness there. She was accompanied by her
sister. Miss May Baxter.
Stallion For Sale.
A registered Percheron, color black, 2
years old, weighs over 1500 pounds. In
breeding, style and action this colt is
second to none on the coast. For fur
ther information, apply to A. Overbv,
Garfield, Wasb o
The new Hettrick Folding Vapor Bath
cabinet is a necessity in every home. It
is cleansing, refreshing and invigorating.
Price only |5. Mrs. L. E. Fuller, sole
agent for Colfax,
For Sale.
A 50-egg Incubator and Brooder.
Mrs. R. A. Alcorn, Colfax o
Agents wanted for the best type
writer on the market, the "Pittsburg
Visible;" writing in sight at all times;
exclusive territory given. Address.Bind
ley Hardware Company, Pittsburg, Pa o
Wanted —Intelligent lady to assist me
in good business. Permanent position
and good wages easily made. Mrs. A.
L. Mott, E. 1404 111. Aye., Spokane,
Wanted—Girl to assist with house
work and learn dressmaking. Will pay
wages. Inquire at Gazette office*
Wanted—A girl to assist taking care
of a baby. Apply to Mrs. Julius Lip
It's a doctor's business to study
health. Doctors confidently recommend
Harpeh Whiskey. Sold by W. J. Ham
ilton, Colfax c
Brown's in town: What Brown?
Brown the plumber o
Good Farm
For Sate Cheap.
fJ^\J n ,j| e soutn o f Endicott, on main
road. All good farm land, partly fenced.
Price, $5.50 per acre.
Terms reasonable. For further par
ticulars apply to or address,
Colfax, Washington.
Best Fuel coal
Full Measure WOOD
Quick Delivery....
Are points that secure and hold
patrons of the
F. W. BRICKNER, Propr.
Office at O. K. Barn. Phone, Main 28.
Try "The Bee Hive"
The Cheapest store in
Colfax for
Notions of all kinds.
'S3" Y.ecs Wanted. ,\ Main Street.
Have your Spectacles fitted by
J. W. Sever, Optician
Graduate of the Chicago Opthalmic College. All
errors of refraction fully corrected by properly
ground glasses. Eyes tested free. At Severs
Jewelry Store. Main Street, Colfax.
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Palouse Country.
See him before buying.
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLGARD & CO. Proprietors.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
Call and see samples. Wall Street
Twentieth Century Ideas.
Values, not words, are our dependence, and this adv. tells
of some wonderful bargains we offer you at bedrock prices, and
in return we ask that without skepticism or prejudice you give
us the chance to demonstrate that all of our statements will
bear the searchlight of truth.
Goods HilVO Ad- in every department you will find
vanppfi— but prices lovver than we could buy
A.lllCeU— DUt goods were we forced to go into
the markets and pay the prices ruling today.
We Occupy a For- today with goods on hand and due
tunate Position ■ on <£ ntract?. We donot claim
any keener foresight than possess
ed by our neighbors, but we know that we had the courage of
our convictions.
The Explanation quotations is that we are loyally
of our under-value *lm™? ™* our CUB*>me™,**">
benefit which comes to us from
long-standing contracts that are not as yet wholly filled.
20 yards of Indigo Blue Prints for $| on
20 yards good quality Apron ('heck Ginghams for 1 tin
25 yards of Standard Dress Prints for i no
16 yards of 36-inch wide Bleached Domestic for !l!""j!!"!!."!"!!"" 100
20 yards good quality light or dark colored Outing Flannel for I Do
20 yards Turkey Red Oil color Dress Prints for l.nn
25 yards good Crash Toweling for i no
Everybody knows we are headquarters on this class of goods, us we buy then in
carload lots, thereby saving nearly 50 per cent in freights.
Good quality Ingrain Carpets at •>", ( „.n t H
Half Wool Carpets at " 45 cento
Strictly All \\ 00l Ingrain Carpets at 50 cents
Good quality Brussels Carpets, to close out (goods we sold for fiom 60c
n V\v 5 n %? r Jard) g° at 50 <•'•'""
Good Wall Paper, per double roll 10cents
Nice Silver Gilt Papers, per double roll \:, cent a
Fine Embossed Papers, from 35c to 75c per double roll.
During this sale we will give free of charge with each and every Wonted l>n>H
amounting to $3.00 and over, a complete set of Dress Linings.
FREE—FREE-From March 15th to March 20th:
2 yds of Selisia worth 30c 1 Spool Silk Thread worth 10c
1% yds of Canvas worth 30c 1 Paper Hooks and Eyes worth 5c
4 yds fancy striped Nearsilk ...worth 80c 1 Set of Dress Stays worth 15c
4 yds elvet Facing worth 33c I Free from March 15th to 20th.
WANTED—AII kinds of Poultry and Country Produce.
Cash paid for Eggs and Chickens.
Yours for Leaders in Low Prices,
The Great Eastern Store,
Our new goods are arriving daily and
we are showing
New Shirt Waists, New Silk Waists,
■e\v Fancy and Plaid Dress Goods.
Xew Plaid Silks for Waists,
New 3laterials in Organdies,
Dimities, and Dotted Swiss.
Pioncei^Merchant. Colfax, Washington
A J-^» Alll kinds of Paints, best in the
market, and Phosphorous at COST, at the
coifax, Washington. Farmers' Drug Store
(Successors to Sid Lyle)
Carry a full line of
Cigars and Tobacco
and Fruits.
Temperance Drinks in Season
-"-» low prices and fair dealing, we have
earned the title of
Purveyors to the
People of Colfax,
which we will hold and defend by the
same prompt and intelligent attention
to the wants of our patrons.
Bennett & Tarbet,
Family Grocers.
Dealers in
General Merchandise
Highest market price paid for country pro
duce of all kinds.
1 am now prepared to do all kinds of
land business, homestead entries and
proofs, contests, etc. Have had 13 years
experience in land cases. W. A. Inman
D. S. Commissioner, Celfax, Wash. '
Colitix, Wasninyton.
Confectionery, Nuts
Stationery, Books
Postoffice Store
Cigars, Tobacco
Pipes, Notions, Toys
TUE BUILDING is up-to-date, having
new seats, new furniture, electric lights.
«3 HE are up-to-date in
tneir methods of instruction.
are up-to date, as every one ,- uu judge
For himself by examining our circular of
information. The President will he glad
to send one to all who desire to invest!
ut. V incent's Academy
rivt a 8ele(;l B<)ardJn? Scho<)l fl* youn^r girl.».
branch^ M° U?h ideation in all Kngii.h
branche ß . Mu.ic, Fan Work h J
Correspondence golicited.
Insure with H. W. Goff.

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