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MAINTAINING 110 ADS.
CONSTANT CARE NEEDED TO KEEP
THEM IN REPAIR.
\.-«-«-s»nr> Apiilfiincr* and Tools Kor
the I h<> of the llomlim-n —Rollers
mill SiirinkliiiK < iirtu—Points to
« oiiNiilcr—Value of VUI Tires.
State Engineer Bond of New York
is paying great attention to the matter
cf construction of good roads and has
i-;su..i a bulletin filing attention to
the uecessity of great care In keeping
the roads after they ha\e been eon
Btructed. He saj s:
"Roada In the country are continual*
lj BUbjiVtOtl tO '■■>" ACtioQ of tlw» t'le
mcnts, Ui« " '■•■• of the wheels and
horses' '-'i. • continual pound
[ng r..<> ;..v.\i' frv>ui (Missing loads.
Therefore, after a road has been ac
cepted bj t!.e state engineer as com
pleted and turned over to the officers
of the county, it is then that the duties
of the officers really commence, and
it depends on their efforts as to what
the life of the road will be whether
they will spend the money wisely on
maintenance or allow the road to de
teriorate and make expensive repairs
"As no provision has been made in
the Higble-Annstrong bill for such
maintenance, aside from the provisions
in Bection 13, 'All persons owning prop
erty abutting on such road so improv
ed or residing thereon shall thereafter
pay all highway taxes assessment
against them in money, in the manner
now provided by law,' it may be well
to consider the various methods in
vogue by which roads can be kept from
"This subject is so well understood
in European countries that we need
look no further for the cause of the ex
cellence of their roads. Three systems
exist first, by contract with private
parties; second, by the aid of the
rural population; third, by the men
employed for that purpose by the com
•Of those three, only the third prop
..-iti.m is the proper one. That is the
system use.i by France and Germany,
the objection to No. 1 being that it has
been tried and found wanting; to No. 2,
the aid given by the rural population
is not applicable to the maintenance of
an improved road, as such a road needs
the supervision of a man perfectly fa
miliar with that class of work, and
such a one can only gain that familiar
ity by being constantly and permanent
ly employed. Men who have been giv
en charge <>t' a piece of road soon be
come Interested in it and will strive en
ergetically and intelligently to make
their portion of the road the best. It
would seem advisable, therefore, that
the third proposition should be adopt
ed by the supervisors of the county in
which the Improved road is situated—
that is, a man should be appointed and
employed permanently who should
have the road, or a certain portion of
it, in his charge and who. under the su
pervision of the officers of the county,
should be responsible for its mainte
"The tutul points in the care of a
road are as follows: First, keeping the
surface of the road free from all depos
its, dust or nnid. horse manure or other
rubbish; second, filling of ruts and de
pressions; third, cleaning ditches and
seeing that all culverts and water
courses are free from obstructions;
fourth, sprinkling the roads in dry
'"To carry out properly these abso
lutely necessary operations the county
officers must supply their roadmen
with such appliances and tools as are
required. After a road has been hand
ed over to the care of the supervisors
they should immediately order a suffi
cient quantity of the material to be
used hi filling ruts and depressions.
They will therefore need trap rock and
limestone screenings. It will cost lesa
per mile of road kept one-year on this
system than it will under the old and
bad system of semiannual or annual
repairs. Without continual attention
there can be no such thing as a perma
nently good road. The material should
be placed in regular piles or storage
places along the side of the road, 200
to 250 feet apart, but In no case should
it lie on the road or encroach upon it.
"It would appear that a mile of road
of good material, with heavy travel,
would need about 32 yards of material
a year, and piles of stone placed 200
feet apart, say G foet long, 3 feet wide
and I 1: 2 feet high, would be ample to
supply all needs. Such a pile would
contain one cubic yard and could be
easily measured at all times. By plac
ing them 200 feet apart 2G of such
piles to the mile would suffice.
'"The uoxt thing to be purchased by
the supervisors is a kit of tools to be
used by the man in whose care the
road is placed. He should bo furnished
with a wheelbarrow, pick^. shovel,
Best in town.
*p< .^ per hundred.
Coal and Wood.
CODD & MACKENZIE
Colfax Hardware Bldg.
Brush broom, hoc, Fak~e, profile board,
level, line, bush hook, spade, four
pound hammer and a road rammer
about 7 inches in diameter and weigh-
ing about 14 pounds. Every road should
have a roller, and if the length of the
road does not justify the purchase of
a steam roller one drawn by horses
should be used. The horse roller should
weigh not less than four tons and the
steam roller not less than ten tons.
The weight per bach of width is more
Important than the gross weight of the
machine, and rollers should be built so
as to exert a pressure of not less than
HOO pounds to the lineal inch, measured
across face of rollers. A sprinkling
cart is also one of the necessary ad
juncts of a well kept road, as the
tendency of the road to ravel in dry
weather may be quickly arrested by
the judicious use of water."
Mr. Bond also advocates instructing
the farmer so that he will see the ne
cessity foi the use of wide tires.
A Joke That Failed.
During one of the legislative sessions
at Albany Senator Thomas F. Grady
wired for his evening dress suit. Be
wished to attend a reception. When
the satchel arrived at Grady's apart
ments, his roommate, Assistant Cor
poration Counsel Thomas J. Creamer,
opened it, took out the dress suit and
replaced it with one of his rainy day
"Let's get a crowd of senators here
when Grady opens that satchel this
evening," said Creamer.
"All right," said Senator Timothy D.
Sullivan. "Hurry up and get the sena
As soon as Creamer left the room
Sullivan took Creamer's old suit out of
the satchel and put back Grady's even-
Ing dress suit.
Senators Coggeshall, Ahearn, Coffey,
Featherson, Martin and McCarren were
present when Grady opened the satch
el. As he carefully unrolled his dress
suit the senators looked at Creamer.
The latter was speechless. At last he
"The cigars are on me, boys."—New
Trick of the Sleight of Hand Mun.
The Anne Fsychologique has an in
teresting article by M. Binet, the well
known French psychologist, on mental
suggestion and prestidigitation, in
which he shows that sleight of hand
and clever tricks do not make a pres
tidigitateur without a power of "sug
gestion" on the spectator. A skilled
performer has a marvelous power oC
acting on the secret springs of the
will. Thus he can generally make a
person choose a figure below ten by
the way he asks for it. If he wishes
the person to choose five, he runs rap
idly over the first figures and dwells
a little on "five" to suggest it to the
memory. It Is also curious that of
such figures "seven" is the most likely
to be chosen and "one" the least likely.
During one of the Napoleonic cam
paigns a Frenchman was tripped up by
a spent cannon ball, but without being
injured In any way. He thought both
his legs had been carried off and lay
on the ground all night, suffering ex
cruciating agony and never moving for
fear of encouraging the bleeding. Next
day the medical officer, coming around,
Bald to him, "What has happened to
you, comrade".'" "Ah," he answered,
"please touch me gently! A cannon
ball has carried off both my legs!"
The Oratory of Gallerus.
The oldest Christian structure in Ire
land Is a remarkable building, evident
ly very ancient, but wonderfully well
preserved, at Dingle, In County Kerry.
It Is popularly known as the "Oratory
of Gallerus." Who Gallerus was his
tory does not say, but as the oratory
has stood practically uninjured for
more than a thousand years he was
probably one of the converts of St. 1
A Japanese admiral receives the
equivalent of $0,000 a year, a vice ad
miral gets and first and second
class captains are paid !?2,49G and $2,
Western grain raisers are beginning
to understand that the passage of the
shipping bill will add so many new
American ships to the foreign carrying
trade as to reduce the rates of ocean
transportation and thus give them a
larger portion of the Liverpool price of
their products. They will therefore look
askance at the democratic national
platform if it declares for the free regis
try of foreign built ships with which to
build up an American merchant marine,
as they will know such a consummation
would add nothing to the number of
ships in existence and have no effect in
reducing ocean freight rates.
It is said that Mr. James Creelman is
slated for secretary of state in case of
democratic success this year. Had this
been mentioned before, the republican
majority in Oregon would doubtless
have been much larger.
Mr. Bryan has seen fit to reverse him
self upon the subject of anti-trust legis
lation. Possibly he did this in order to
be consistent on other questions where
he has held dual opinions.
The Best Remedy for Stomach and
"I have been in the drug business for
twenty years and have sold most all of
the proprietary medicines of any note.
Among the entire list I have never found
anything to equal Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for all
stomach and bowel troubles," says 0.
W. Wake6eld, of Columbus, Ga. "This
remedy cured two severe cases of cholera
morbus in my family and I have recom
mended and sold hundreds of bottles of
it to my customers to their entire satis
faction. It affords a quick and sure
cure in a pleasant form." For sale by
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JULY 6, 1900.
The strongest, purest, most efficient and
wholesome of leavening agents. Not lowest
in price, yet the most economical; indispens
able to all who appreciate the best and most
Our country is enjoying prosperity almost
unsurpassed in its history.
For every one there is money enough to
buy that to eat which is pure, sound, good,
Why should we use cheap, impure, un
healthiul articles of food ? There is no
economy in them ; they endanger the health,
they 'may cost life. There are reported
almost daily cases of sickness caused by eat
ing cake, puddings or biscuit made with the
cheap, alum baking powders.
In all articles for food buy and use only
the best. The good health of the family is
of first consideration.
Alum is used in many baking powders because it makes
them cheap. It costs less than two cents a pound.
Alum is a corrosive poison. Think of feeding it to chil
dren ! Yet the manufacturers of well-known alum
powders are actually denying that their goods contain it.
RECORDS FOR THE WEKK.
History of the Transactions in Whit
man County Lands.
Patents and Receipts.
U S to Eli/.a Chandler, nh se or, nh sw qr,
4 14 39.
U H to Eliza Chandler, sh ac qr, eh aw qr,
4 14 39.
U S to John ('handler, t-h nw qr and It 3 4
4 14 39.
U S to William X Simpson, ne qr nw qr
9 12 45.
U S to James Moran ne qr 23 If. 44- $G.
Geo Bloomfield to Snake Riv Yal RR
Co, right of way nh nw qr, se <ir nw
qr 24 15 43 400 00
Jennet Smith to Jpsse Banta, It 10 b
13 Kndicott 7CO 00
Geo W Taylor t:) Mary S Taylor,
agreement, sh seqr 20 15 39 075 00
Jennie Rossman to Carl P Foiand, nh
ne qr, nh nw qr 14 14 41 1000 00
Carl P Foiand to J J Millei nh ne qr,
nh nw qr 14 14 41 800 00
Jas W Henderson to C \V Kwan
agrmt n hf s 25 c hf ne qr c hf se qr
2(119 40. 2750 00
Elberton Impr Co to S W llaun and
all 1 2 b 19, Elberton GO 00
Alice R Winchell to B F Nicholas 112
b 42 Colfax 850 00
Jos Canutt. Bheriff to E H Letterman
nw qr 27 15 45 67<J2 00
Willis G Cronk to F C Buzzard w hf
sw qr nw qr nw qr and Its 4 4 17 44 2f>oo CO
Farmers & Trad Bank Johnson to J
B Collier 11 b 3 Johnson 20 00
Colfax Hard Co to Barroll & Mohney
lease bldg b 47 ft 1 7 b 3 Colfax ..
Wm Fudge to O R & N Co agrmt
tracts sw qr 11 14 30.. ..-. 50 00
C F Huling to R B Mitchell 1 9 c
hf 1 8 b 17 Oakesdale 400 00
Charlotte C Brown to Perry Tulles
tract ne qr 4 17 45 700 00
Henry II McKinney to Peiry Tulles
tract ne qr 4 14 45 500 00
Alfred Colidge to J J Miller, nh ne
qr, nh nw qr 14 14 41 1 00
E Noonan to M M Chalenor, 3-4 int
tract It 7 1 16 45 1125 00
J X McCornack to M M Chalenor, j
int tract It 7 110 45 375 00
Sarah C Cox to W M Hoagland, sw qr
Lillie M Baker to David Ellis, It 8 b 1
P & P's Riv ad Colfax 312 50
Washington Bank Walla Walla to
Betsy A Greer, tract Oakesdale 1 00
Joseph Canutt, sheriff, to Washington
Bank, Walla Walla, tract Oakes
dala 100 00
Jos Canutt, sheriff, to Washington
Bank, 20 lots Garden City ad Pull
man 400 00
A A & S Low Exs to Wm B Ringer
n hf ne qr s 7 s hf sw qr a 5; s hf se
qr nw qr se qr s 6 14 43 2800 00
M Low & A W S Low to W Ringer
n hf ne qr s 7; s hf sw qr s 5 s hf se
qr nw qr se qr s <i 14 43 1 00
F M Young to W B Ringer n hf ne
qr b 7 8 hf aw qr s 5 a hf cc qr and
uw qr se qr s 6 14 43 l 00
G N Smith Admr to O Antle 2 tracts
ne qr 24 20 45 120 COO
Bertha L Latimer to P L Latimer Its
1 2 and ne qr 4 14 38 400 00
Joe Waddel to J Kenoyer Its 9 10 11
12 b 4 Guy % 00
O Antle to Sarah E Antle 2 tracts ne
qr 24 20 45 1 09
F B Hagerman et al trs to E M
Cramer nhfswqrawqr 2G 20 40.. 105 00
David Jenkins to Ist Natl Bk Pull
man n hf ne qr n hf nw qr s hf ne qr
'-'9 15 43 2599 20
5 W Gelchell to A W Mott ne qr bw
qr w hf iw qr 13 14 43 500 00
F C Buzzard to W G Cronk w hf sw
qr nw qr nw qr and 1 4 4 17 44 IGOO 00
Chas E Whisler to Equitable S and L
Assn 1 1 b 5 Garfield 400 00
W B Ringer to R L Sabin n hf ne qr
s 7 8 hf sw qr s 5 s hf se qr nw qr se
qr s 6 14 43 1200 00
Releases of Mortgages.
M C Huling to J A Henry 434 00
J D Finley to H H McKinney 1100 00
C F Huling to M S Hammond 770 00
Jas H Tallman to Arthur H Crow,
part 1600 00
Edson Rich to Geo W Speake 163 49
C F Huling to E McDowell 1000 00
Massilon Engine & Thresher Co to
Dailey & Bean, chattel
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK.
Oakesdale Savings Bank to E B
Hughes r>7"> 00
Perm Bttg Inv Co to Chas W Ke^ltr 1850 00
David S Jenkins to Ist Natl Bank
Pullman farm mach horses cattle etc 'J:">!t!t L'O
David S Jenkins to Ist Natl Bank
Pullman crop n hf nw qr n hf ne qr
29 15 43 2599 20
TJHa t ngs to Jan.es Cairns, hordes 80 CO
John Benson to Edaon Rich, eh se qr
21 42 5 500 00
Leeper & Layton to Dailey & Bean,
farm mach, cook hius" 1200 00
W A Davis to J X McCornack, cattle 75 00
J Wilson to Tekoa Co, 2-3 crop ne qr
I<> 20 45 200 00
I A Crisp to Buffalo Pitts to, sep
ar a to-. 3."0 00
J H Anderson to H J Welty 2 3 crop
c hf 20 15 45 lit; fiO
John D Ertle to 2nd Natl Bk Colfax
crop se qr ne qr sw qr nw qr w hf
sw qr 2 10" 42 2 .'! crop w hf ne qr 12
1G 43 2-3 crop w hf 3G 17 44; horses,
cattle farm mach 5186 81
Phillip Aschenbrennerto Harry Corn
well, Tr crop ne qr 33 17 41 400 00
John Daubert to Joe Hardesty horses
cattle 135 00
S Brannan ta J T Lobaugh & Co
binder 108 00
John H Giaham to W S Batterton \
crop m0r1519 44 '.' 800 00
W F Smith to Russell &Co farm inch Mi;! 40
Dailey k Warner to Russell & Co
farm mach 850 00
J H Bunch to F L White & Co 12
crop sw qr s 5 nw qr s 8 13 4(5 200 00
S J Henning to Tekoa Co 2-3 crop ne
qr 4 19 45 200 00
Bills of Sale.
Natl Cash Register Co to Jos Schul
theis, Register 100 00
Fred M Coleman to C L MacKenzie,
Hotel Coleman 1100 00
I H Wilson to Bennett & Tarbet 200
bu wheat 9 17 43
Adam Enstler to J H Bunch 1-2 int
int sw qr snwqrs nw qr 8.13 4G. . 100 00
J T Lobaugh & Co to A Lybecker
hack cond 112 50
J T Lobaugh & Co to F R Harrison
buggy cond 90 00
The American exhibit at the Paris
Exposition will be an open volume,
whose lessons of skillfully directed en
deavor, unfaltering energy and consum
mate performance may be read by all, of
every age. The United States Govern
ment Building is about completed, and
no effort has been spared to make it
worthy to represent our nation. It was
by the same American perseverance, in
dustry and unfaltering energy, that
Hostetters Stomach Bitters, the famous
dyspepsia cure, was first produced.
Since that time, it has never failed to
perform its duty—the cure of constipa
tion, indigestion, biliousness, malaria,
fever and ague,liverand kidney troubles.
It is an excellent tonic for the general
health. All druggists sell it. There is
nothing to equal it.
The Whisky Without a Headache.
Wm. Schluting, propiiptor of the New
Castle, has just received direct from the
J. W. McCulloch distillery, Owensboro,
Ky., a shipment of the celebrated Green
River whisky, thk whisky without a
HEADACHE. Selected for its purity and
superior quality by the government for
exclusive use in the U. S, army and navy
hospitals. This goods is put up full
measure and is recommended for family
Second-Hand Threshing Outfits.
I have for sale in Colfax: 1 "Pride of
Washington" 92-inch separator; 1 J. I.
Case 32-inch "Agitator; 2 cook houses:
2 tanks and stackers and feeders. Any
part of the said property will be sold
for cash, or part cash and approved
security. Any one wishing to examine
this property, call at sheriff's office, Col
fax. John L. Shakpstein,
Stone's Pain-Not Liniment is becom
ing the favorite household remedy. Cures
all pains. Sold only at The Elk Drug
Brilliant Bargain offerings from all departments an earnest,
continued effort to keep sales up, stocks moving and salespeople
busy in spite of everything money-saving values worth telling
your friends about— worth coming for.
Don't be Deceived
Into buying: inferio clothing because the price
appears low; (juality in the principle requisite
in CLOTHING. In OUR LINE of CLOTH
ING you will find the best QUALITY,
yoked to the extreme of style, at prices that
can not be equaled.
Handsome patterns of FANCY WORS
TEDS, MIXED CASSIMERES. OXFORD
VICUNAS. STYLISH CHEVIOrS and
Every suit, in style, tit and construction,
the equal of the finest custom work.
Come and see them.
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Largest, most reliable and quickest mail A postal mailed to us will secure you a lino
order house in the State of Washington. of samples.
HOWARD & LACEY,
Piano Headers, Binders and Mowers,
Hay Rakes, Standard Mowers,
The Marysville Draper, (best on the market)
Light Running Canton Clipper Plows,
Studebaker Wagons, Carriages and Hacks.
Full line of Header Extras.
Machine Oil, Lime, Cement.
Osborne Sickles and Sections at Reduced Prices.
VsKffiS&jj .- c— X\iyfv*>Vp' fraction or Portable, pimple or Com-
t_^_-« pound, Wood or Straw Burners.
Automatic Stackers, Wind Stack PHQQC! il Pf
ers, Hor.se Powers, Threshermen's HUUULLL CO UUb-
Supplies of All Kinds. —«- —
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any invention will promptly receive our opinion free concerning the patent
ability of same. "How to Obtain a Patent" sent upon request. Patents
secured through us advertised for sale at our expense.
Patent taken out through us receive special notice, without charge, in
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Evans Building, WASHINGTON, D. C.
T\TOOTIT COEY MERCANTILE CO.
▼ ▼ V^V^J^l ROCKFORD, WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin 52.00 per cord, hy carload
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American Gardening, New York 2..10
Argonaut, San Francisco 4.55
Bulletin, Sunday, San Francisco 2.."'.0
Call, Weekly, San Francisco 2.25
Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York ... 235
Century Magazine, New York 5.05
Chronicle, Weekly, San Francisco. .... 2.65
Enquirer, Weekly, Cincinnati 2.05
Examiner, Weekly, San Francisco 2.65
Farm and Fireside, Springfield, O 1 80
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Harper's Magazine, New York 4.15
Harper's Weekly 4 75
Harper's Bazar 4.75
Inter Ocean, Weekly Ch'cago 1.90
Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, New York 3.55
Lippincott's Magazine, Philadelphia 3 55
Ledger, Weekly, Tacoma 2 30
Munsey's Magazine, New York 2.40
McClure'a Magazine, New York 2.35
McCall'a Magazine, New York 1.85
Northwest Horticulturist, Tacoma 1.85
National Tribune, Washington 2 45
Northwest Magazine, St. Paul 2.55
Oregonian, Weekly, Portland 2.55
Orange Judd Farmer, Chicago 2.30
Public Opinion, New York 3.55
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Review of Reviews Magazine, New York 3.55
Ranch and Range, Seattle ... 2 05
Scribner's Magazine, New York 4.05
St. Nicholas Magazine, New York 4 05
Scientific American, New York 4.0t
Tribune, Weekly, New York 2.20
Tribone, Semi-Weekly 2.85
The Forum, New York 4.05
Toledo Blade, Toledo O 1.80
The Housekeeper, Minneapolis 1.95
Traveler, Weekly, Boston 1.95
The Queen of Fashion, New Yort 1.85
Womankind, Springfield, O 1.65
World, Thrice-aWeek, New York 2.20
Woman's Home Companion, Springfield 2.05
Youth's Companion, Boston (new subs) . 2.80
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For Sale Cheap.
A 28-inch Pitts horsepower threshing
machine. Inquire E. B. Miller, Colfax,
SPECIAL—Woman* Dongola Kid, lace
and button, with coin toet and Hexil.lo
soles, worth np to $3.60 a pair. For
this sale per pair SI 00
SPECIAL Mines' Dongola KM, lace
or button, vrst top, coin toe; well
worth np to 82.50 per pair. For thu
salo per pair --„.
SPECIAL— Infant* Dongola Kid thorn,
ranging in nza from Ito6. Fur this
-ale per pair jJsfl
Si • display on our epeeial sale conntor.
Will pay prompt attention to advertising
and posting bills for ail sales put in my hands.
Free corral? at Colfax for stock brought to me
to sell. Parties at a distance will find it to
their advantage to communicate with me be
fore fixing date* or making final arrangement*
for sales. Call on or addresH me at Colfax,
and your sale will receive prompt and careful
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