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News of Our Neighbors Related by Gazette Writers. SOUTH PALOUSE. Drnpite Htormy weather and bad roade the telephone meeting at Grange hall was well attended. Fred Ifoe of Creston i« visiting his brother and Pinter, Mr. and Mrs. Bert I'ratt Mrs. I. M. Price was recently called to the bednide of a Hick winter living near Pullman. Frank MeCann of Potneroy haH been the gueHt of Dick Liddle the pact week. 0.l account of bad roads our genial mail carrier wan oulv üble to make irreg ular tiip« the past week. We are glad to hear that J. W. JoneH, ho ■firlouwlj hurt in a runaway accident a few we. kn ago, haH been brought to hit* home from St. lgnatiun hospital and, like Richard, will hood be himself again. Mr. and Mr*. Kd Enos and eon Dale took advantage of the tine sleighing and visited relatives at Pullman the past W Frank M. Brown and family expect to ippend Christmas week visiting a brother at i'endleton, Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Liddle are expected hnini' Tuesday from a visit with Mrs. Liddle's mother. WILCOX WAFTINGS. The dance at Wilcox last Friday night WHfl attended by a large crowd, several being present from Colfax. It whs an nounced thrtt one whh to be given on Christmas Eve and a masquerade on the 7th of January. Priz»H will be given to the best gentleman and lady sustained characters. Fwbe Carroll has returned from a visit to Z'll Holhrook's Carroll Brothers have sold their laat lot of hog* to Henry Larkin. Kail wheat in looking fine since the BBOW left. Told weather in feared by the Wilcox farmers. Colby Harper's new house is com pleted and looks nice. It looks as though something was going to happen. John Carroll, cousin of John Cowley, if looking at the country to find a half MCtioa of land to purchase. He is a harness maker by trade, working at St. John for three years. He thinks the Wilcox country the cream of the l'alouse, William Kauffmau is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Lew Williams. Miss Nettie I'arker was sick last week. Several new windows and curtains were placed in the school house last Holiday. The school is rapidly getting its Christ mat? program in hhape. The program will begin promptly at 8:30 Friday < vening (ilud\M Landers started to school Mon> day. ENDICOTT EVENTS. The weather has been disagreeable lately, composed of snow, mv I, fog, rain and cold bretsea. A heavy rain has taken < ff almost all the snow. Will Cole stopped to greet friends Wednesday on his way through to Colfax. Miss Leota Celt on returned Wednes day. Mrs. Lucy Shernvin, who has been ill, is reported better. ['reparations are being made for a Christmas tree at the M. EL church. Roscoe Henderson has returned from Oregon. Grain Quotations. lied Russian $ .90 Club and hybrid 93 Forty fold 96 Kluestem IM Fife 93 Turkey Red 93 Feed barley, per hundred 1.20 Brewing barley 1.30 Oats, per hundred 1.10 to 1 35 CLASSIFIED FOUND. Found, ou road between Sprint; flat Hntl Sbawnee bridge, F. O. E. fob. Owner recover at Gaiette office by paying ad vertising charges. WANTED. Carpets to clean. Prices very reason able. Address J. M. Stinson. Colfax. FOR SALE. Anyone having apples to sell in small lots, apply to T. W. Walters or phone Black 424\ For sale —10 room bouse in South Col fax ; electric lights, city water, good well, lot 50x300. Write Box 393. For Sale —The fiogan residence pro perty on Clay street in North Colfax. For particulars call on Mrs. J. R. Butcher. Phoue Black 21. For sale at a bargain—B-room house at 310 Mill street; bard finished, all modern conveniences, toilet and bath downstairs, toilet upstairs, good wood shed and cellar. Apply Dr. R. J. Skaife. For Sale — Building 36x100 feet on corner lot 75x100 feet, with an up-to date hardware and furniture store in a thriving Palouee town ; building and lot $2500; stock about fOOOO. Address hox 532, Colf&x, Wash. Phone Main isr SOCIETIES The Woman's Relief Corps meets the first and third Saturdays of each month, at 2:30 p. m., in A. O. D. W. hall. COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 17, 1009. A b»Bket eocial was given Thursday evening of laet week in Chestnut school district, 2\ miles southwest of Colfax, which was attended by ebout 50 people and was an event loog to be remem bered. It was in charge of Miss Gene vieve Bowqs, who teaches the school in Chestnut district. Features worthy of special mention were the "Rainbow Drill," by seveu little girls and a tablau, "The Shadow of the Cross." From the ealee of baskets $27 was realised. This money goes towards the purchase of an organ. It was an enjoyable as well as a profitable occasion. Unclaimed Letters. Lint of letters remaining uncalled for in the Colfax i>ont office, Friday, De cember 10, 1909 Allen, Mrs Frank Gilbert, Geo Bettman, J S McNab, H Barnes, Milton McKuhn, Thoa Becmg, JoLn Pilot, Geo Brown, Albert Reynolds, Geo B Garter, Miss Daisy Schick, Mrs Nancy Chapman, Will M Sears. Mrs Wm ' )ne cent postage will be collected. Jamkh Ewart, P. M. Expectations More Than Fulfilled. Lucille, a eiu>fully brought up little girl of tlve years, returned from her first party iv glee. "1 was a good girl, mamma," .she announced, "and talked nice all the time." "Did you remember to say something pleasant to Mrs Appleby just before leaving?" her mother asked. "oli, yes, I did." was the enthusi astic reply, "l smiled and said, "I en joyed myself very much, Mrs. Apple gate. 1 had lots more to eat than 1 speeted. 1 "—Woman's Home Compan ion, Something Just as Good. Said the young man to the old man, "I want your daughter's hand." Said the old man to the young man, "Of daughters I've a band." Said the young man to the old man. "1 meant your daughter Sue." Said the old man to the young man, "Take Polly, Jane or Prue." Said the young man to the old man, "1 do not think I could." Said the old man to the young man, "I've others just as good." —Philadelphia Kedger. A Never Failing Supply. The fond husband was seeing his wife oft" with the children for their vacation in the country. As she got into the train he said. "But. my dear, won't you take some notion to read?" "Oh. no:" she responded sweetly. "I shall depend upon your letters from home."—London Tatler. AMONG THE CHURCHES. Congregational church, Rev. J. Her bert Bainton, pastor—Services at 11 a. m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. vi. The usual services will be held In the evening Misa Bertha Schultz will sing, 'Nor the Day Is Ended," with a violin obligato played by Mrs. Yandervelde. The pastor will preach on "Man's Mast ery Over Matter and Mind," and in the morning on "Christ or Despair." All in vited. Hrst Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. J. P. Barker, pastor —Regular services at 11 a. m. and 8:00.p. m. Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. North Colfax Methodist Episcopal Church—Sunday school at 2:30 p. m. Preaching servire at 3:30 p. m. Christian church, Rev. A. A. Doak, pant or—Services at 11 a.m. and 8:00 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. St. Patrick's church (Catholic), Rev. Father Le Roux, priest—Regular services every Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a. m. Sun day school at 2:30 p. m. Christian Science Church—Services at 11 a.m., Sunday and 8:00 p. m., Wednes day. Haptist church —Sunday school at 10 a m., youug people's meeting at 0:30 p in. Rev. W. T. VcUann of Spokane will occupy the pulpit Sunday, December 19 Mnrnii'g subject, "The Isolation of Sin ;" eveniug subject, '"The Relation of Con science to Life." German Lutheran church, supplied by Rev. Aug. Tr. Graebener—Preaching ser vice every 2d and 4th Sunday. Religious instruction every 2d and 4th Saturday afternoon. Sunday school evt-ry Sun day from 9 to 10. Service commences at 10 o'clock. Everybody rordially in vited. Gazette advertisers invite the patron age of Gasetta readers. Everything for Christmas, at the Klk Drug Store, Colfax. Estray Sale. Notice is hereby given that Walter Freelo, on the 15th day of November, 1909, took up and now keeps at his farm at N. W. corner Step toe townaite, Washington, the following estray mare : One bay care, 6 years old, weight 700 pounds, three white feet, branded on HQI left shoulder. UU Said estray will be sold to the highest ou der for cash at the place kept, as above speci fied, on Monday, the 3rd day of Jan. 1910, at the hour ot 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, unless the owner thereof, or his legal representative, shall appear prior to that time, and make out his title and pay all charges against said estray. Date of first publication ot this notice De cember 17, 1909. WM. If. DUNCAN, Auditor of Whitman County. By Mary J. Oliver, Deputy. Betray Sale. Notice id hereby given that A. H. Gustin, on the Ist day of April, 1909, took up and now keeps at his ranch, 1 mile north of Pine City, Washington, the following eatray heifer: One blue roan yearling heifer with white breast, no marks, no brands visiblr. Said estray will be sold to the highest bid der for canh at the place kept, as above speci fied, on Monday, the 3d day of Jan., 1910, at the hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said day, unless the owner thereof, or his legal representative, shall appear prior to that time, and make out his title and pay all charges against said estray. Date of tirst publication of this notice De cember 17, 1909. WM M. DUNCAN, Auditor of Whitman County. By Mary J. Oliver, Deputy. GIRLS who IS BUSINESS Application Made on Scented Note Paper Is Fatal, and Stunning Dress Effect In Per sonal Call Doesn't Count. NOWADAYS, when housewifery is so much out of fashion and the so called business wo mao has stepped to the front, there is in every city and town a little army of those who are looking for work, an army of who are doing / jggfe. /\ WITH A DCTCfc NE< K. i heir best to evade the responsibilities and possible drudgery of home life. Some of these young women are well equipped for the competition which they have chosen to enter. Some of them are so fully prepared to under take the duties of office positions that they have no difficulty in making the fact apparent. It is for those who are unsophisticated and ignorant of the way to success that this note of warning is sounded. First of all. dear girl about to "place yourself in a business career, do not fail to remember that much depends on your carefulness in this most im portant matter. Unless your circum stances compo) you to accept anything that is offered take plenty of time, wait until you succeed in obtaining a position with a firm bearing a reputa tion for fair dealing both with em ployees and customers. It will be far wiser for you to secure a position with such a house than to go elsewhere at a better salary. Consider also that you may be go ing to spend most of your waking hours for several years to come in one office or store. You are very young, aud your ideals will be formed by your environment. There is absolutely no limit to the influence such association may have on your character. Should you be so unfortunate as to come in constant contact with petty mean nesses, with repeated occasions of busi ness doceit and unscrupulous business methods, the intimacy must in time lower your standard of uprightness. No matter how faultless your original intention, in time you will become less intolerant of doubtful business meth ods, and you will find it harder and harder to discriminate between what •'is right" and what "'will pass." Having selected a arm the members of which have a reputation of being gentlemen and good citizens, your next stop will lie to make your application for a portion in a !;»«iuesslike man ner. This is really a very important feature of the matter, although, if one may judge from the carelessness ex hibited by a great number of place seekers, i(s Importance is unappreciat ed grossly. What, for instance, would be thought of the business instinct of the girl who sends in her application on a highly wented sheet of blue note paper, the writing so angular as to be practically HleiriMe, about half a dozen sprawling words to the page? What kind of impression would such a mis hive miikp on a business man in search of a competent assistant? Can you not see, my dear, that your written proffer of your services should be a straight out and out business proposition, a sample of what you can do as a business woman? It is your best opportunity to make a favorable impression. If your application is strictly to the point and modeled after the most approved business form it will meet with respectful considera tion; If otherwise. It will go into the wastebapket without further cere mony. Should you apply personally the mat ter of your appearance must be taken Into consideration. It is just here that many girls show the very poorest judg ment. Recently a rather bright young woman of my acquaintance, whose let ter in answer to an advertisement had made an excellent impression, was In vited to call for a personal interview. Against the counsel of her mother the aspirant arrayed herself In a pink lin en gown with a Dutch neck, her hair a mass of puffs and curls, her feet in low shoes and openwork stockings. The "boss" caught a glimpse of her as she sat waiting In the outer office and sent his stenographer to tell her that she would not do. Do not try to mix furbelows and feathers with your business matters. They may not be precisely antago nistic, but they do not combine readily. Wear as good clothes as you can af ford, but beware of cheap finery. There is every reason why you should be as well groomed as possible. SHIRLEY BREESE. THE MERCHANT PRINCESS Unique Achievement of Mrs. Charles Netcher of Chicago. Mrs. Charles Netcher, a widow, mother of four children, two of whom are daughters, aged fourteen aad six teen respectively, and two buys, oue uiue, the other eighteen, the latter be ing at Yale, is the most unique exam ple of feminine achievement iv this country- From the position of sales woman in the cloak department of a retail store In Chicago she became the head of oue of the greatest department stores in the country. She personally directs more men and women than any woman in the land. She also manages the entire concern of which she has been the head since the death of her husband, in 1004. of the business which he had fostered and expanded for many years before he died from the effect of an operation for appendicitis. She car ries life insurance for $1. OO.IKX). At the time of his death she was Insured in several life companies for a large amount, and alter his death she in creased her policies to the amount mentioned. Thirty-five years before his death her husband was a bundle boy in a retail house in Chicago. From that he be came the owner of the concern and ex tended the business. With him busi ness came first, but Cupid tiuds his way generally to the heart of the bus iest man on earth. The courtship of Charles Netcher and his young cloak department clerk was conducted in a very commercial way. He was forty eight years old when he sent for her to come to his omce. He was deep in his affairs when she reported. He had forgotten for the moment what he wanted with her, but after scratching his bead lie remembered that he wished to ask her to become his wife. They talked over the propo sition as they were in the habit of talking over store matters, and before she left the office she had promised as he desired. They were married a few months later. Four years after the marriage the husband took out a life insurance policy for half a million dol lars for the benefit of his wife. He died two months later. The estate of which the widow became the sole ex ecutor amounted to more than a mil lion dollars. The Netcher home is an ample one on Drexel boulevard, an exclusive resi dential center of Chicago. Mrs. Netch er is an early riser. After breakfast she has a short constitutional and is at her big store in State street be tween 9:30 and 10. She drives home at noon and has luncheon with her three children, who are in possession of the house during her absence for business. She returns to business after luncheon and remains until G. She finds her recreation at home, and that Is all the vacation she takes. Her idea is that the only successful business is a life <>f work and sustained effort She has been heard to say, "'The busy life is the only life worth while." While she cares nothing for social diversions, her home life is in line with that of the exclusive woman She is fond of the refined atmosphere, and MUB. CHARLES NETCHER. her house is furnished accordingly, and the meals on her table are served with the same care and elegance as are the meals in the home of the woman whose life is rounded by social environment. Her business is not confined to the routine of the desk. She walks miles In her great store every day. looking after the needs of each department and the welfare of her employees. The head of each department reports to her, and she makes the orders neces sary for every detail. The man who calls with a line of samples sees Mrs. Netcher. She is, as she must be. thor oughly up on the demands of trade and the fluctuations of the market that affect her business. Every head of a department In her store is a man. and all are young. No one ever makes a transaction without first conferring with her personally. Her business judg ment is unerring, and she is just witb all her help, from the head of a depart ment to the rawest cash girl or boy in the house. AMANDA KIDDLE. Honors For Chicago Women. The following Chicago women have received foreign recognition in the way of decorations: Mrs. Potter Pal mer has been made a member of tht- Legion of Honor of France and of the Order of Leopold of Belgium: Mrs Ellen M. Henrotin has been decora t ed four times, is an academic officer and officer of public instruction in France and is a member of the Order of Leopold of Belgium and of the Chefakat (Order of Mercy) in Turkey: Mrs. Henry Cuannon and Mrs. M. H. Knowles have been honored by France. (tsjA Oil neat S!hM Without Smoke Bhß^^hH No matter how sensitive your &|f Jljii^K olfactory nerves may be, or under tJJjBI what working conditions you en- I|3p PERFECTION £^PHk Oil Heater Jw ><es:^-^£^^3^^ r3 (Equipped with Smokeless Device)) V"V youll not detect the slightest udur of The Perfection Oil Heater neither smokes nor diffuses odor. The new Automatic Smokeless Device positively prevents both. Repeated tests during its incipiency and develop n.t-in. innumerable trials after it had been pronounced perfect by the inventor, demonstrated its utility and sure effectiveness. The wick cannot be turned up beyond the point of its greatest effective ness. 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