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The Colfax gazette. (Colfax, Wash.) 1893-1932, May 25, 1900, Image 3

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Passenger Faros Tared Down
Hie State Kailroads.
Tlhj Voluntarily (.rant More Than
W.-iN Ever Asked I{> Any
Sta«<> lif gisla«ure.
[Yaveler* in P7a«bington can booo
in!,- l»v rail for :s cent* » mil.-, instead of
1 ceotM, art now chanced, ~» cents im
rharged recently, and 7 to lo cent* when
the railways lir.-t peuetrated fhentate.
The Northern Pacific bae officially an
nounced this reduction on ith lin\>H in
Wanbington and Oregon, to Income
<ff-iiv. July 1. The <ireat Northern
has dune the mi on its line in Wauh
niutoii, him) the Oregon Railway &
Navigation Company will rertainly fol
low on it« Washington and Oregon linen.
One thousand mile books art- to be wold
for li'^-cntH iiiHtcnd of .'{ eenta a mile.
Tlmk v^ the most sweeping reduction
sel made by western roads and places
i lie people t.f the mountainous coun
try upon the same tooting with
those of moat of the more level and
populous states farther east. Coming
voluntarily, hh it doe*, upon the part of
the railways, it Bhoutd be appreciated in
lull measure by the people. It is signi
ficant of the growing importance of thin
region, whose traffic luin grown in suf
ficient degree that the roads feel they
can afford the reduction.
Fulfilled a Promise.
l'>. S. Groswop of Tacoma, western
counsel for the Northern Pacific, said of
t he move:
"When tlie legislature was in session a
year ago last winter the house passed a
bill requiring the railroads to reduce
their passenger lares to 3'.j cents per
mile. On the strength of assurances
from the principal executive officers in
St. Piuil I told the members of the house
and senate committees on railroads that
before the members of the next legisla
ture were elected a greater reduction
than that proposed by the bill would be
made. The matter was promptly taken
op by President Mellen, and last winter
when he wjih here the reduction to 3
cents per mile was agreed upon at a con-
Ference between him and officers of the
• Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company,
and I presume the reduction was con
curred in by the Great Northern.
"The railroads in this state have a
material and selfish interest in the up
building of the state. Increase of popu
lation and business will result in making
their property of much greater value,
and consequently they are an much in
terested in whatever will tend to increase
business as anyone else. The return of
prosperous times and consequent increase
of traffic, both in the line of freight and
passengers, has made it possible to di
vide between the railroad and its patrons
the increasing revenues incident to the
return of good times."
Railroads Voluntarily Do What He
Mysteriously Hefused.
The Hon. LuciusCassiusCrow,whilom
populist state senator from the Sixth
senatorial district of Whitman county,
and now the nominee of the democracy
for the same place, as a reward for his
bolt from the populist convention last
week, luiH h few things to explain on
passenger fare reduction. It will be re
membered that before the people he was
a rampant and vehement advocate of a
state law to this end.
In the overwhelmingly fusion legisla
ture of 1897 a passenger rate bill re
ducing fares from 5 cents to 'A cents a
mile passed the house. It was sent to
the senate anil placed in the hands of a
committee, of which the rampant Sena
tor Crow wan chairman. This com
mittee reported favorably upon the bill
and recommended its passage, with a
rate of 4 cents a mile. As chairman of
this committee, it was Mr. Crow's duty
to call the bill up before the aenale for
consideration. But did he do it" No.
Instead, he allowed it repose peacefully
in pigeon hole or pocket, aud it was
never voted upon by the senate. Just
why, probably the honorable Mr. Crow
ran explain.
Voluntary Reduction.
Before the next session of the legisla
ture the railroad companies of the state
voluntarily reduced their rates of fare
from •". cents to 4 cents a mile. The re
publican house passed a bill to reduce
this to 3% cents a mile; but the fusion
senate relused to acquiesce in this rea
sonable proposition and the bill went by
the board. Now the railroad companies
again voluntarily come forward, with
out legislative pressure, and reduce the
rates from 4 cents to 3 cents a mile.
Ijeyislative History.
The railroad companies reduced pass
enger rates from 5 cents to 4 cents a
mile prior to the session of the last legis
lature. The republican house at the last
session passed a bill reducing fares to
;t' a cents a mile. The bill went to the
fusion senate and was referred to the
railroad committee that had been ap
pointed by the fusion lieutenant governor
in tlie interest of railroads. That com
mittee, a majority of whom were fusion
ists, killed the bill and substituted
.•mother with a 4 cent rate —the same
price under which the railroads were
then voluntarily operating. An amend
ment was made by a republican reducing
the rate to 3' 4 cents a mile. This was
lost. Then a populist offered an amend
ment reducing the rate to 3' 4 ' ceuts a
mile. This was also lost, and then
an amendment was made by a republi
can reducing to 3% ceuts a mile. It was
also lost. Then a republican senator
called attention to the absurdity of paes
iug the fusiou bill fixing 4 ceuts a mile,
as the rate already established volun
tarily by the railroad companies, and
under which they weie then operating,
was in.no case more than 4 cents a mile,
and in many instances less than 4 cents;
and, if the senate was going to pass ■
bill with a rate higher than that charged
by the railroad companies, it might
as well be made 5 cents, or 10 cents, a
mile, and moved to make it not more
thau 5 cents. This was intended, aud
obviously so, to defeat the bill, not to
raise the rate.
This effort to defeat the absurd bill
failed, and Senator Yeeud, a populist
from Walla Walla, moved to indefinitely
postpone it. This attempt to defeat
the measure also failed, and the fusion
senate passed the bill with a 4-cent rate
—the general rate already voluntarily in
This legislative absurdity was sent to
i the republican bouse and referred to the
railroad committee, of which Hon. \\ . I.
ILa Follette of Whitman count? was
j chairman. He put the bill in his pocket
; and brought it home to keep as a
M.uvenir of the ratification by the fusion
mate of the previous action' of the rail
road companies of the state involun
tarily reducing rates to 4 cents n mile,
I long before the legislature met. In this
way Mr. La Follette very properly pro
vented thin absurd and entirely useless
measure from becoming a law and ec
; cumbering the statutes
Uniform Hank Victors
(kilfaz Company No. 10, Uniform
Rank, Knights of Pythias, was the victor
in the drill competition at the Be*- ion of
the grand lodge at Spokane last week.
The Colfaz kni^litM returned with the
1100 prise given the best drilled com
peting company, having scored 7-1 points
out ol a possible LOO. Whitman county
also captured the two highest offices in
the Second regiment. ('. U. Beat ley of
Garfield was chosen colonel of the regi
ment, and B W. Roberts of Colfaz,
deputy prosecuting attorney, wan. elected
I lieutenant colonel.
Largest Apportionment of Funds .Made
lor One Quarter.
More Than Double That Made in
February, and Three Times
That of November.
The apportionment of school moneys
to the i~* 1 Bchool districts of Whitman
county, jiiHt completed by School Super
intendent Roberts, is the largest by far
ever made for one quarter. The total
amount jh $41,745.75, f 27,263 80 being
from the state funds and $14,481.95
from county fuuds. Thin handsome
amount in divided as follows among the
Diafc Dint.
No. Amount. No. Amount.
1 14139 30 77.-1 S 132 (!0
2 110 10 78 110 10
3 110 10 79 34L' 85
4 110 10 SO 110 10
5 170 85 81 110 10
(3 1384 10 81 1655 SO
7 290 45 82... 110 10
8 110 10 84 110 10
(J 2842 Go 85 110 10
10 210 40 86 110 10
11 110 10 S7 449 30
12 171 40 88 110 10
13 (508 10 89 110 10
14 110 10 110 159 00
15 214 20 HI 110 10
1(3 107 25 92 110 10
17 473 I*s 1)3 110 10
IS 159 45 !)4 145 55
19. 115 75 95 . . 110 10
20 189 45 96 110 10
21 244 20 97 110 10
22 117 80 98 117 90
23 110 10 99 731 35
24 1220 55 100 188 80
25 .. . 159 05 101 . . 110 10
26 110 10 102 110 10
27 110 10 103 110 10
28 153 00 104 110 10
29 110 10 105 1121 40
30 .. 110 10 100 124 25
31 110 10 107 110 10
32 182 00 108 110 10
33 110 10 109 110 10
34 110 10 110 110 10
35 25(5 GO 111 110 10
3(5 2039 95 112 150 45
37 110 10 113 437 40
38 110 10 114 22(5 90
39 110 10 115 110 10
40 IS3 20 110 110 10
41 110 10 117 579 85
42 110 10 118 308 10
43 110 10 119 110 10
44 110 10 120 110 10
45 233 80 121 110 10
4(i 110 10 122 110 10
47 548 75 123 110 10
48 110 10 125 178 45
49 110 10 12(5 113 30
50 250 90 127 110 10
51 291 25 128 110 10
52 110 10 129 110 10
53 110 10 130 2(52 05
54 110 10 131 110 10
55 146 45 132 118 50
56 205 40 133 110 10
57 149 65 134 110 10
58 . 123 55 135 110 10
59 2851 30 136 110 10
60 117 35 137 110 10
61 570 75 138 110 10
(52 110 10 189 110 10
63 110 10 140 110 10
(54 110 10 141 110 10
65 110 10 142 110 10
66 110 10 143 110 10
(57 110 10 144 110 10
GS 110 10 145 110 10
69 2274 30 146 110 10
70 110 10 147 110 10
71 118 45 148 110 10
72 110 10 149 110 10
73 110 10 150 110 10
74 305 80 151 110 10
75 110 10 152 110 10
76 110 10
Total ¥41,745 75
Order of Washington.
Another fraternal society—the Order
of Washington—has been added to the
already long list represented at Colfax.
Colfax Inion No. 34 was organized Sat
urday, with a charter membership of .'sß,
being instituted by W. B. Brooke and
L. 11. Roberts, deputy state organizers.
The following officers were chosen: I'ast
president, Nora M. Reid; president, F.
N. English; vice president, Benson Cart
lich; secretary, John A. Carter; treasurer,
Elizabeth M. Mercer; escort, Lizzie J.
Ivnight; assistant escort, Newton V.
Howe; guard, Lora Layton; sentinel,
Albert Powell; chaplain, Louisa P.
English; medical examiner, Dr. W. A.
Mitchell. Regular meetings are to be
held on the first and third Friday even
ings of each month.
Good for Farmington.
Writing from Farmington, J. Blicken
derfer, a well known republican of that
town, says to The Gazette: "By refer
ring to the official election returns for
18UG, I find that president McKinley re
ceived 52 votes in Farmington city and
country precincts combined. We have
now a McKinley club of GS members and
expect to largely increase the list."'
Household Furniture at Private
Owing to removal, I will sell my
! household furniture, and a number of
; fine Plymouth Rock chickens, at a price
! that will suit. For particulars, call at
Imy residence on Mill street. Mrs. Perry
B. Crowell.
Accordeon Pleating.
Lora Layton is now prepared to make
accordeon pleating. Special prices to
; dressmakers.
Shaw's Pubk Malt is free from adul
terution, drugs, crude spirits and other
harmful ingredients. Absolutely pure.
Sold by F. J. Stone, Colfas, Wash,
Arm and Hammer soda 5c a pound at
I Economy, opposite Bennett's. See
Widow Woman ai Fallon* Al
leges Fraud in si Deal.
Was Given a (heck for Her Wheat
Which Was Dishonored at
the Rank.
M ire trouble, of a more or less serious
nature, ti'tn arisen in ;i new quarter over
wheat stored in warehouses. Monday,
S. J. Chad wick and Trimble A; Pattieon,
representing -Mrs. A. A. Petty of Fallone,
between Palouse and Pullman, filed a
complaint in the superior court ngainHt
(.'. VV. Tracy, the bankrupt Portland
(train buyer; (!. \V. Ford hi* agent at
Pullman; The Second National Hank of
Colfaz; fid. \V. Low, manager of the
Uiestand-Warner warehouse at Fallona,
and Chaw De France, Tracy's agent at
('olf)ix. They are required to appear
wit hin Li) days.
Cause of Complaint.
The complaint alleges that during the
fall of 1899 .Mth. Petty Btored 4721
bushels of wheat at the UeiHtand- Warner
warehouse ;it Fallons,of which Low was
manager, It wan stored in a Hpecial
pile. Seven receipts were issued, one
signed by C. C. Fulton and nix by I. X
May 14, L9OO, Mrs. Petty agreed with
C. W. Tracy, by and through his agent
at Pullman, (!. \V. Ford, that Tracy
should ship all of the wheat to Portland
for storage on Mrs. Petty's account,
upon condition that Tracy should ad
vance to her $1300 and hold the grain
at Portland in her name and account;
and that she then delivered to Tracy
and Ford all the warehouse receipts.
It is alleged that Tracy and Ford
fraudulently represented to Mrs. Petty
that they had funds in th • First National
Bank of Pullman, and that they issued
her a check for $1300, the sum to be ad
vanced, upon this bank. It was signed
by (i. W. Ford, agent. The allegations
continue that, in fact, neither Tracy or
Ford had funds in the bank to pay the
check, and that it was issued with
fraudulent intent and purpose, to defraud
Mrs, Petty. When the check was pre
sented to the bank for payment it was
refused for want of funds.
It is asserted that Tracy, Ford and
DeFrance unlawfully, fraudulently, and
with fraudulent design to defraud Mrs.
Petty, transferred the wheat receipts to
the Second National Hank of Colfax,and
that the bank received them as collateral
security for preexisting indebtedness due
It from Tracy, and that no value of any
kind was paid by the bank for them.
It is alleged that Tracy is insolvent
and utterly unable to respond in dam
ages; that defendants threaten to, and
will, remove the wheat from Whitman
county unless restrained by the court,
and that Mrs. Petty's damage will be
irreparable, and a restraining order was
asked for.
Order Was Granted.
Fpon this showing, Judge McDonald
granted a restraining order prohibiting
shipment of the wheat, upon the plain
tiff filing $500 bonds. This was done
with F. L. Titus and Hen Manning sure
ties, and Deputy Sheriff Carter left Mon
day and served the order, presumably
before the wheat was shipped; though
when he reached Fallons no one was
Ford Was Gone.
When Deputy Carter reached Pullman
to make service upon Ford, who was the
agent with whom Mrs. Petty transacted
the business, and who gave her the
$1300 check, it was found that he had
left town Saturday by train. The officer
was unable to learn his destination, as
it was alleged by different persons that
he had told some he was going to
Rosalia; others to Spokane, and etill
others to Portland.
DeFrance Again Arrested.
A second warrant was issued Saturday
against ("has. De France, Tracy's Colfax
agent. He was in attendance at the
democratic stateconvention at Spokane
and was arrested at that city Saturday
night by Deputy Sheriff Carter. The
charge is a similar one to the first, grand
larceny of three cars of wheat from the
Shawnee warehouse January 30. Bond
was placed at $1000 by Judge Mc-
Donald because of the fact that he was
already under §1500 on the first charge.
The Economy is what its name im
plied—means good goods, bought in the
best markets, and handled in the most
economical manner. The cheapest and
best to the customer. Opposite Gazette
office. See Games o
Rolled oats 25c a bag, at Economy,
opposite Bennett's. See Games*
Mins Maud Anderson, eye specialist,at
the jewelry store of T. Lommasson.
Eyes tested free o
Rest eastern soap 4c a bar at Econ
omy, opposite Bennett's. See Games,
H. W. Goff Agt. Phenix Ins. Co.
preserves and pickles, spread
v tulu coating of reiined
Will kppp them absolutely jnoistnrt> an! I
arid proof. P&raffine Wai is also useful in I
a dozen other ways abotzt the house. Full
directions in each pound package.
SoKi everywhere.
$500 REWARD!
We will pay the above reward for any case of
Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache,
Indigestion, Constipation or Costiveness we
cannot cure with Liverita, the Up-To-Date
Little Liver Pill, when the directions are strict
ly complied with. They are purely Vegetable,
and never fail to give satisfaction. 25c boxes
Contain 100 Pills. 10c boxes contain 40 Pills, 5c
boxes contain 15 Pills. Beware of substitutions
and imitations. Sent by mail. Stamps taken.
NERVITA MEDICAL CO., Cor. Clinton and
Jackson Sts., Chicago, lIL •■
For Sale by W.J.Hamilton, Druggist, Colfaz, Wash
3ian From lowa.
J. W. Ferguson, who arrived in the
I alouse country three w-eknaeo witb
nw family from Lnngworthy Joi.e«
•ounty lowa, has already found a t „
to Disliking. After driving over murh
01 the sontbera Palouse, Lewiston aud
Asotm coontries.he Saturday purcbawd
irorn J. K. MHon.ack of Paloum t1.,
--i -'I'll ( ocfiran farm onn and one-half mi Ira
north pf Paloose. The consideration
wasf3l2s cash, which included ji,,hs
won, the fruits and crowing garden bill
not the fine ,-rop of 138 acres of full
wheat. Mr. Ferguson brought with him
a carload of household furniture, wigon
an., buRKy and three hows. His fuuiih
h a vainuble acijuiwitiou to the countn
materially and politically After n»>
m? Hpot cahh for hid fHrni, he mill h'»-
Hiitiicient means ,)\u] en^rstv to w*\\ im
prove and Btock bis new home, and pro
pofieH to do ho. Hh in now reoifVii-i!
from Oolfax t (! the place.
Bible Presented.
Mr«. L ]•;. Niechlinir whh again re
menibendbj her Sunday school clhhh
in the form of h KuhMtHiitixl bible, tlie
former prewnt having h'tn dn(«trov«*d ii!
the tire at l'v>\ Knglit*irH B'.-himl' The
young men took poMnenKiioQ of her lionif
and v\ith the young ladies Bpent ud ■
liiihtful evening, pnj^ing ppeich mtfc
ing games and rtfreHbinentH
I iiclamiril Letters*.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in the Colfax postoffiee. May 25, 1900:
Burnham, Mike Mobr
Connell, S B Spalding, Miss Su-ie
Davis, Mrs Mary E Sullivan, Miss Al.bie
Good, J A Sullivan, Frank
Lefrancis, Clinton Sullivan, F W
One cent postage will be collected.
James Ewabt, P. M.
A Fast Bicycle liider.
Will often receive painful cute, sprains
or bruises from accidents. Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, will kill the pain and heal
the injury. It's the cyclist's friend. Cures
Chafing, Chapped Hands, Sore Lips,
Hums, Fleers and Piles, Cure guaran
teed. Only 25c. Try it. Sold by The
Elk drug store, F. J. Stone, Prop.*
Dr. Buck's Celery, Sarsaparilla and
Dandelion Compound, for that lazy feel
ing. Purifies the blood; makes one feel
good. Sold only at The Elk Drug Store 0
Good sewing machine $10, better $18,
best $20. All the attachments are war
ranted for 10 years. At Economy, op
posite Bennett's. See Gamep a
Stone's Pain-Not Liniment is becom
ing the favorite household remedy. Cures
all pains. Sold only at The Elk Drug
Store o
Insure with U. W. Goff.
Double Trouble
The complication of
Is a very sore trouble, but
doubly, or separately, as sprain
or bruise, there is no remedy
known the equal of
St. Jacobs Oil
for a
Are You Alive
To your own interests?
Then serve them best by
Hardware, Stoves,
Tinware, Sash,
Doors, Paint and
Farm Implements
-*-* 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.
tat. V incent's Academy
A select Boarding School for young girls.
Gives a thorough education in all English
branches. Music, Fancy Work, Languages,
etc. No compulsion with regard to religious
Correspondence solicited.
Dealers in
General Merchandise
Highest market price paid for country pro
duce of all kinds.
■fc^^*^^^ jßT** "^ -• 35 O Z«
%w - m«nE = =■ = 5 •■>
•Mm -* P^ -3 » 2-
I'M • ■ s —■ •
Pfiß I '* -^X f — T * ~
; I'll MY R^ L I r;' : =
*«" -» ? < *
T J -* D
I am now sure of a large crop of fruit of
all lands, including
Cherries, Apples, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Prunes
in a large assortment of varieties of each kind.
Prices will be as follows, at orchard: Persons interested in knowing when
Cherries from 1c to S^c per lb tn(> various varieties of fruit, will be ripe
Apples " l,c to lc " are invited to drop me a line and I will
leaches l c " reply promptly, giving full information.
J,'"™ 8 . V L I guarantee complete satisfaction, in
J, ears from &to lc " both quality and price.
1 r"npß '.-• " No business done on Sunday.
Three Miles Northwest of Diamond.
EPWAHI> S. KWIF-r, Propr. p. o, a , lt]w , HH i, iHmop< i t WaHn .
"mm !l^ml (>'»" %al Ball Bearing
..J |i\i! Lawn Blower
tj . i| v V will do more work, and do it eMier, than
t -v. f : /j^-LgjjJsa/^ any other two machines in the market.
;,',,] •£. Cs/^ ■ ~y~ Wherever used a smooth, eren and bean
=j];<Bß v: ~'lJS>f^~ tiful carpet of green is produced. On
'•■//!1 . , :. ..~ v?~^~ ~" Bueh jrrassy fields golf, lawn tennis and
:-^^^*iiv ~>; '' -*tr«. open-air reereationi generally find ideal
ffc^^^-jK V conditionn. A good mower will return
iM^ii^^p many times its cost in pleasure enjojed
■ ' •l' COPYR.S.T and labor saved.
*\,*«r . - We carry everything in Hardware.
Hotel Colfax, J-D- ""s^p™^
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Uooiiih for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection*
Leave orders at Barroll &
Mohney's Hardware Store.
February 7 to 10, 1900.
Golden Wyamlottes,
Buff Leghorns,
The Champion Winter Layers. Also
M. B. Turkeys.
See our record at Colfax, Feb. 7, 1900.
Hen Eges $2 for V.\
M. B. Turkey Eggs, £4 for 13
G. T. FERGUSON, Endieott, Wn.
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded at reason
able rates.
H. M. LIDDLE, Propr.
Going to Build?
If ho, you will nave money
by vinii ing
Codd's Sawmill
before placing any orders
for building material.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Moulding, A Vim low Glass,
and building material of nil kindH kept
constantly on hand. Kiln Dried Lumber
a specialty. Entimates promptly fur
nished and money saved for you in
• building operations.
Pioueer Drug Store,
W. J. HAMILTON, Propr.
Prescription Work a Specialty.
A complete sto.-k of
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals,
Soaps, Rruhhew, Perfumeries,
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Notions, Books, Stationery.
Telephone No. 37. Main Street. Colfax
Buy Your Groceries
A^. E. Fouts,
All t;ooda first class. Highest prices paid
for farm produce.
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