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STAID) IN BRIEF TELEGRAPHIC CHRONICLE OF STATE HAPPENINGS. SECURES CORNER ON HAY Ellensburg Dealer Has From 10,000 to 18,000 Tons Under His Control. Ellensburg—-What is pronounced by prominent hay men as the big gest timothy hay corner in the his tory of the northwest is held by Henry Kleinberg, of Ellensburg. Mr. Klemberg is said to hold more than 10,000 tons of Kittitas valley hay. stored in his own and private barns and warehouses in the valley. A short crop in Montana and else where has been instruments] in aid ing in this gigantic corner. Others estimate Mr. Klinberg's holdings in Ellensburg at 18,000 tons The shortage of hay in Seattle is pronounced acute. Already hun dreds of tons have been shipped into the Puget Sound metropolis by boat from San Francisco to break the corner. The price of hay has now gone to $22 per ton f. o. b. EHensburg, and unless Mr. Klein berg lets loose many say it will go much higher. The opposition forces are now understoon to be relying on a con tinuation of the railway strike to aid them in breaking the corner. Mr. Kleinberg's hay is all stored in Kit titas valley warehouses, and a con tinuation of the strike would make it practically impossible to make any early deliveries. Hoquiam Gets Carnegie Library. Hoquiam —The city of Hoquiam having complied with all require ments for the maintenance of a pub lic library, Andrew Carnegie, through his private secretary, has advised Frank H. Lamb, of the board of trustees, that the $20,000 offered by Mr. Carnegie is subject to his order. The board will endeavor to obtain an additional $5000. A modern li brary building will be erected where the present building is being used as a public library. The city guar antees a fund of $2000 per annuam to perpetuate maintenance. Convicts to Give Minstrel Show. Walla Walla Prisoners at the state penitentiary are rehearsing for a minstrel show during the holidays. The show will be in two parts, the first being the "Whitmarks" of the Elks. Thirty-one prisoners are train ing for this feature. The second part consists of vaudeville, ballet dancing, solos and dialogues and will require nearly a score more performers. None of the women are allowed to take part, but will have holiday festivities by them selves. Technicality Frees Riplinger. Seattle —Following his return and voluntary surrender several months ago from Honduras, whither he took refuge, long defying extradition, John Riplinger, former comptroller of the city of Seattle, was acquitted of the charge of embezzlement. Though it was alleged that he had appropriated some $70,000 municipal funds, the specific charge against him was the embezzlement of $4000. The jury was out but 10 minutes. Hay Selects Site at Medical Lake. Medical Lake —Selection of the site for two wings to be built on the school for the feeble-minded op erated in connection with the East ern Washington hospital for the in sane by Gov. Hay at medical Lake practically insures the retention of the school in its present location, setting at rest rumors that this divis ion was to be removed to the west side of the state. Walla Walla Gets Convention. Walla Walla—By a unanimous vote the executive committee of the Farmers' Co-operative and Educa tion Union decided to hold the mid winter convention, the principal one of the year, in Walla Walla for 1910. The convention is to be held January 17, 18 and 19. McCredie's First Bill Passes. Tacoma —Representative McCredie has secured allowance of his first pension case, that of Mrs. Mary E. Whitaker, of Tacoma. widow of a Captain of Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteers. Attorney Stricken Prom Law Rolls. Olympia—The name of Charles E. George, the Tacoma lawyer, whose martial troubles have been aired in the press, has been stricken from the roll of practicing attorneys, at fell own request. COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DEGEMBER 17, 1909. WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES. Vancouver—G. VV. Louden sold to Charles Blurock, meat dealer of Vancouver, a hog that weighed dressed 570 pounds. North Yakima —North Yakima fruit and business men, and fruit men throughout the valley as well, favor holding the next national ap ple show in Chicago instead of in Spokane. Spokane—The Spokane branch of the American Mining Congress has started a right against the conserva tion policy and has instructed a committee to draw resolutions con demning it, to be forwarded to the headquarters of the secretary. Meadowdale —Raising goats for milk they will produce is the novel yet successful experiment worked out near here by Arthur Lawson and J. Jock. The two men have about 35 of the animals on their farm, and the number is to be largely increased next year. Vancouver —For being imprisoned for an alleged debt fiom Saturday evening until Monday morning, J. VV. Hill, a farmer near Vancouver, has sued the linn of Stumberg & Son, grocers, who had him arrested, for $5000 damages and $25 costs of the justice court. Raymond—Now that communica tion has been estatblished through out the county, it is possible to estimate the damage done by the late flood. Including the railroad bridge washed away, it is believed the damage will reach fully $30,000 and may go somewhat above that figure. Olympia—F. M. Lamed, of Seat tle, has been appoined secretary of the State Railroad Commission, to assume his duties January 1. Lamed is Sunday editor of the Seattle Post [ntelligencer. The position of sec retary of the commission has been vacant many months while the com mission has been looking for a sat isfactory man. Seattle — Personally to inspect some mountain claims in litigation in the superior court, Judge J. T. Ronald and the attorneys and the stenographer connected with the case personally visited the claims, situated in the foothills of the Cas cades some ten miles from Sky komish, and court was held on the mountatin side during a »now storm. Olympia—Simcoe & Western Rail road has filed with the Secretary of State resolutions adopted by its di rectors announcing plans to conduct a railway from Toppenish south westerly through the Yakima Indian reservation and through Klickitat County to Lyle, 90 miles. F. A. Williams is president of the com pany. Dayton—Several schools in Col umbia county have been closed since last fall because the boards of direc tors could not secure teachers. Two things are responsible for the dearth of teachers —the higher standard de manded and the fact that many other avenues of employment are open. Salaries of teachers are too small. Husum —Late developments indi cate that miners have been pros pecting for gold near the head waters of the White Salmon river. The latest tind was discovered by John Williams in the western foot hills of Mount Adams, about 15 miles northwest of Trout Lake. Be fore making the discovery known Williams took samples of the gold ore to Portland, which assayed $165 to the ton. Seattle —Of 27,000 pounds of chickens, geese, ducks and turkeys seized in two Seattle cold storage plants during the past week, by state officials, 13,000 pounds have been condemned and sent to the fertilizer factories, 8000 pounds have been returned to the owners as un fit for consumption, and 6000 pounds are undergoing bacteriological tests by the University of Washington chemistry department. North Yakima— Advices from Washington state that the secretary of the treasury has granted autho rity to advertise for excavation, main lateral, pipe, trenches and construc tion of timber structures, including flumes, measuring boxes, wood stave pipe, highway bridges and culverts required in the construction of the Byron unit of Mabton division, Sun nyside irrigation project, Washing ton. North Yakima—The bee industry is an important one in Yakima coun ty. The average yearly yield of honey here is 2000 tons, or 400,000 pounds. The value of the crop each year is $40,000. The beekeepers in tend to renew their efforts to secure the appointment of inspectors by the county commissioners, as provided by law. Beekeepers say they are taxed $1.50 on each swarm, and that they are entitled to protection for this tax. Warning. When you go into the country Upon a picnic merry Don't sit on poison ivy. Be very careful, very. For poison ivy's dreadful. There's nothing quite can match It. It irritates so fiercely You're simply mad to scratch it. —Beaton Herald- HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST CONDENSED FOR READERS The Navy Year Book for 1909 shows the race for second place among the navies of the world st^ii to be close between the United States and Germany. Red Cloud, the famous Sioux chief, died at his home near Pine Ridge agency. South Dakota, at the ad vanced age of 88 years. Fifteen lives and $500,000 worth of property, both on land and sea, is the total known to have been taken by the storm that swept New Foundland and its waters recently. Industrial education, which formed a lively topic of discussion at the Toronto convention of the American Federation of Labor, is to be taken up with the national department of commerce and labor in Washington. Phineas Rachelder, said to be the oldest member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows in the world, died at Bangor, Maine, aged 98 years. The residence of Harry B. Wan dell, city editor of the St. Louis Star, was dynamited early Saturday morning. The occupants escaped in juries. The Standard Oil interests have financed the merging of independent telephone companies of the east and west central states into the Conti nental Telephone & Telegraph Com pany for the purpose of fighting the American Telephone & Telegraph- Western Union combination. Mrs. Allen F. Road, recently con victed of assault with intent to blackmail Mrs. Gene vie ye Phipps, of Denver, has been sentenced to not less than one year nor more than 18 years in the Colorado penitentiary. Willett M. Hays, assistant secre tary of agriculture, will start a mag azine devoted to the scientific breed ing of plants and animals. Politicians and state officials ad mit that renewed interest in equal suffrage in Kansas means that soon er or later the women are going to vote and enjoy equal privileges with men. The American Federation of La bor will support the railroad switch men on strike in the northwest to the extent of its powers. Bishop Pascal, who has charge of the diocese of Prince Albert, which embraces the sub-Arctic coun try to the north of that city, brings back with him a story of the find ing of traces of a balloon in which S. A. Andre, Swedish explorer, at tempted to drift act oss to the North Pole. At a monster meeting in Albert hall, Herbert Asqttith, British pre mier, laid down the policy on which the Liberal government is appealing to the country. He repeated what had been said by other ministers— that, if it were returned to power, the government would demand the limitation of the power of the House of Lords —and he pledged that the liberal party would grant self-government to Ireland. Charles M. Schwab has given to the children of New York property which is estimated valued at $2,000, --000. He deeded a magnificent pleas ure resort to the Sisters of Charity of New York. That the bitterest sort of an in tercity feud is to wage between San Francisco and San Diego over the question of the Panama-Pacific ex position in 1915 is the verdict of those who have been following the activities of the two California cities during the past week. Evasion of lawful duties by the rich, and their frequent willingness to bribe customs inspectors are characterized by Secretary Mac- Veagh as one of the leading ob stacles in the way of straightening ou the customs-frauds in New York. For the first time in the history of Yale university the Ten Eyck prize for speaking was won by a Chinese, when Yun Hsiang Ts Ao, of Shanghai, China, was awarded the honor. THE MARKETS Portland. Wheat —New crop, track prices: club, $1.06; bluestem, $1.17; red Rus sian, $1.04. Barley—Feed and brewing, $29. Oats—s33 per ton. Hay—Timothy, Willamette Valley, $18@2O per ton; Eastern Oregon, $18@21; alfalfa, $16; clover, $16. Butter —Extra, 39c; fancy, 33@36c. Eggs—Ranch, candled, 46c. Hops—l9o9 crop. 18@22c; 1908 ■D£T 'dojo /06i '\vu\uiou 'doji Wool —Eastern Oregon, 16@23c per pound Mohair —25c. Seattle. Wheat—Bluestem, $1.16; club, $1.02 @1.05. Oats—New, $29@31 per ton. Barley—New, $28 per ton. Hay—Eastern Washington timothy, $18(2)20 per ton; Puget Sound hay, $13@14 per ton; alfalfa, $16 per ton. Butter —Washington creamery 39c; ranch, 22c. Eggs—Selected, locat, 47@50c. Potatoes—sl4@lß per ton. GOOD CHEER FOR CHRISTMAS AT M. BOYER CO. CLOAK AND SUIT HOUSE THE HOLIDAY spirit permeates the entire store. Every where and at every turn suitable Xmas Merchandise greets the store visitor. Never before have we provided such liberal assortments, never before have we offered such splendid values. Your Christmas shopping is best done here for many important reasons. The merchandise display doubles any in the city, the superiority not found elsewhere. We are prepared to serve you satisfactorily. Just seven more shop ping days left before Cnristmas, and while not a special sale, our offerings for these seven remaining shopping days is so extraordinary—it will be safest to make your selections as soon as possible. Come with the expectation of finding all the latest styles and useful Christmas presents at a great sav ing of time and money and you won't be disappointed. M. BOYER GO. igssra COLFAX, WN. X lVfe?\ S All the good things for Holiday cheer—you'll find our menu offers the widest of choice. We make it a point to serve the finest food in season— serve it the way you like to have it. Better dine with us the next time. Melrose Cafe W. H. Melrose, Prop. 317 Main St. Holiday Time Laying plans for the New Year? Don't overlook the buying of that nec essary Feed Mill. Make a sensible and lasting gift to yourself of a labor saving devise that is approved by every wide awake person. Let us demonstrate the " Oarley Roller Feed Mill" or send you full information. Carley Brothers For the very best in PHOTOS Always Go to the The Ricker Studio Colfax, Wash. Starting a Bank Account (NOW means more to YOU, than start- \ ing it in six months from now. Means I More in Actual Dollars and Cents. / (Why not come in and open an account \ with us? Your patronage will be ap- I predated. . I Colfax State Bank Money to loan on Whitman county lands at low rate of interest. "Perfect Stock" "Monogram" Two names that have become household words in homes where bread and pastry of the first quality is the rule. The words denote the brands of flour manufactured from Blue Stem Wheat by the WillOlia Milling Co., and the ver dict of users is that no better Hour is made anywhere by any body. Specify either of these brands when you order and you will be pleased with the results obtained from their use. Under New Management Hotel Whitman Steam Heat, Electric Lights, r ROPEAN PLAN Call Bells, First Class Cafe EWAN & SON ' Pr °P*' and Bar in connection—in short, a Modern Hotel for Modern People. .• .' .• .• .- .• BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS Colfax, Wash. J.W. CAIRNS, Express and Drayman Will haul your freight or roova yott gnr^n and -ih»ttM;i> PROMPTLY-CARE* ULLY LOCKSM.TH GUNSMITH GEO. L. CORNELIUS AUTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE HOSPITAL * Repairing ot all kinds. Opp. Main Street School OOLFAX INLAND MILLING & FEED GO. DISTRIBUTORS - - - COLFAX, WASH.