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THE COL FAX GAZETTE
WHITMAN COUNTY ELECIiON RETURNS
Total Vote Polled by Each Candidate at
Primary Election Tuesday—lnterest
Centered on Superior Judge.
The primary election Tuesday was an
overwhelming victory for Poindexter
and the insurgent movement. Poindex
ter ban. over 80,000 plurality in the
state, and will be the next United States
For congressman in the First district
it in close between Lavelle, insurgent,
and Humphrey, straight republican. At
thin writing it is impossible to tell which
one has secured the prize.
In the Second district Warburton, in- I
surgent, in far in the lead o*er McCredie, j
This district easily elects LaFollette,
inwurgent, hie name evidently beiog a
slogan among the voters.
On the democratic ticket Cotterill of
Seattle wiu« over Byrne of Spokane for
United States senator. The votes of
either seem inconsequential when com- I
pared with the total republican vote,
but at a primiry election at this time it
is less significant of weakness than of
other tbingit which may occur.
H. I>. Merritt of Spokane is the demo
cratic nominee from thie congressional
Below is given the totals in full in
Whitman county for candidates on both
tickets, showing who will be the candi
dates on The respective tickets at the
The Hu;ierinr judjienbip lies between
Judge Piekrell and Thomas Neill, Pick
rell being tirst choice at the primaries,
Below is the vote of Whitman county:
W L LaFollette 1499
Seabury Merritt K£o
S A Mann <>32
C H Braden 610
A E Veatch 465
niFOBKI U. S SENATOR
Milen Poindexter lo'il
TLoniaß Burke ?92
James M A»hton 131
L \i Freeman 75
John X Humphries 55
Frank Pierce 30
Schuyler Duryee 19
STAIK SENATOR, BTH DISTRICT
Oliver Hall 9C7
statk unaanreAUvn, 7th district
John H Jouus 660
G H Lawrence 523
J M Reid. 463
STATE hH'KLSKNTATIVES, BTH DISTBICT
H S McClure 639
W C McCoy 591
F A Davis « 418
Walter Farnham 392
OOURI SHERIKS 1
GB Carter . 2270
George H Newman 2155
D L Kemper 2035
Will M Duncan 1^53
Jake Arraxiuith 837
E A Williams 791
George W Walters 1169
F N English 1111
J 0 IfaMooa 19«7
JohnM McCaw 1959
L L Lruning 1263
DB Crawford 952
COMMISSIONER, IST DISTRICT
KE Hnntley 271
A P Miller 379
MH West 338
COMMISSIONER, 2ND DISTBICT
G G Thatcher 185
Barton C Rowe 167
GZ Ickes 164
James C. Farr 109
S S Miller 49
CONGRESSMAN, 3d DISTRICT.
Orris Dorman. 375
Harry D Merritt.. 35S
PREFERENCE U. 3. SENATOR.
George F Cetterill 448
Patrick S Byrne 284
BSAXI SENATOR, BTH DISTRICT.
C L MacKenzie 432
STATE REPRESENTATIVES, 7TH DISTRICT.
HC Todd 317
Charle* R Larue 303
J S Klemgard 267
STATE RKraESENTAUVES, BIH DISTBICT.
B F Manring 327
J H Donahoe 296
William I Dailey 886
S M McCroekey 889
EG Gill 807
Paul Pattison 870
G H Holbrook 348
Elizabeth MacKay. 777
COMMISSIONER, IST DISTBICT.
II P Smiley 180
E J Byrne. 94
COMMISSIONER, 2U DISTRICT.
M W Whitlow 207
John N Pickrell 1135
Thomas Neill 1041,
R M Hanna 707
X J Neergaard 495
Milan Still 261
COLFAX PRIMARY ELECTION
Total Vote by Wards--Precinct
The primary election in Colfax last
Tuesday pas-ed off quietly, there being
little to distinguish it from the every
day affairs uf life. City registration
showed a total of 572, which is 150 We
than the registration at the last general
: election. Registration by wards was as
I below given: First ward, 190; Second
I ward, 231; Third ward, 145.
Repuhiican precinct committermen
were elected as follows: First ward, A.
E Stubt; Second ward, J. Floyd Tifft;
Third ward, Simon Dreifus.
COMMERCIAL CLUB ROOMS.
Will Be Kept Open Evenings for
Entertainment of Visitors.
The display section of the Colfax Com
mercial Club moms is fnet filling up with
the products of the farm and orchard,
and in well worth gome to nee. A curi
osity in the shape of a H)ua»h haa a
neck as long and curves ac beautifully hb
the neck of a swan.
The Gazette has heretofore mentioned
the fact, but it will bear repetition, that
the club rooms the coming winter will be
heated and lighted evenings, where books,
papers and magazines will be kept for
the use of all who with to assemble there.
No one can Bay there ia no place in Colfax
where an evening or a leisure hour in the
afternoon cannot b«» profitably spent.
Young Woman Sent to Medical Lake
Mies Minnie Blackburn of Pine City
was brought to Colfax Wednesday
morning and examined on the charge of
insanity. Nervous trouble is said to be
the cause of her unfortunate condition.
She was brought on a stretcher, coming
via the Inland on tbe 10 o'clock train,
and WBB taken to Medical Lake on the
outgoing 12 o'clock train, never leaving
the car, her brother going with her to
Medical Lake. Judge Pickrell and the
examining physicians went to the carlo
make a personal examination, the wit
nesses being beard later in tbe court
house. The young woman is about 20
years of age, has a sweet face, but bodily
is almost reduced to a skeleton.
Hay Station Enters Complaint.
The railroad commission has named
the Ist day of October, at the office of
the commission at Olympia, for hearing
of complaint demanding better station
facilities at Hay station, this county.
Hay contains but few houses, but it is
the shipping point for a large and rich
tributary territory. The freight station
is located on top of an embankment,
which can only be reached from tbe rear,
and even then it is said that a person
standing up in a wagon-box cannot see
the floor level of the freight house. As
there is no elevator or derrick handy
shippers do not take kindly to the facili -
ties and have complained. An agent is
also asked for.
It Required Some Hustling.
The fire at Thornton Monday evening
destroyed the election ballots for the
primary election held Tuesday. Word
was sent here by phone and Bramwell
Brothers, who printed tbe ballots, hustled
the forms together and printed a new
batch for Thornton, which went out on
tbe 12:30 Inland train, thus enabling
the Thorntonites to vote at the primaries,
albeit it was done amid smoke and ruins.
To Spend One Year in Germany.
Miss Josephine Hocppner and her
father, J. J. Hoeppner of Pullman, left
Saturday for Germany, expecting to be
absent one year. Miss Hoeppner was
formerly principal of the High school in
Colfax, but for the last two years has
taught German in the W. S. C. at Pull
man. Mr. Hoeppner is a pionneer settler
of Whitman connty.
(OLFAX. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1910.
M. G. MULLIGAN RELEASED
Charged With Insanity Jury Brings
in Verdict of Sanity.
If. G. Mulligan of Maiden, who was in
jail two weeks to answer to a charge of
insanity, was acquitted before Judce
Pickrell in the superior court Monday
evening by the jury having the case in
hand. This makes the second time Mulli
gan has been arrested on the charge of
insanity. Mulligan seems to be infatu
ated with a buxom widow of Maiden
named Hunley. H. jr testimony on the
stand was conflicting. It was alleged
that Mulligan hovered about the premises
of Widow Hunley, making life a burden
to her, besides writing divers and sundry
loving epistles, some bein^ read to the
jury. Mulligan pinned some of these on
the widow's clothes line, thus saving
stamps while hovering in the shadow of
his animorita. Witnesses for the state
testified that they did not consider Mul
ligan dangerous, although they thought
him a little daft on women as well as
socialism. It might be added in this
connection that there are others.
The jury brought in a verdict of sanity
on the second ballot. Mulligan is a car
penter by trade and about' 40 years of
age. The Widow Hunley is probably a
little past 30. F. L. Stotler appeared
for the defense and bundled the case like
a veteran. Attorney Chamberlin prose
cuted the caße.
REPORT IS AGAINST CHANGE.
Odessa System of Electric Light-
ing Not Approved.
Councilmeu Stravens and Perrine, who
went last week on an official inspection
of the electric lighting and power s stem
established at Odessa by the Washing
ton Water Power Co., it being the desire
of the company to establish such a sys
tem here, will report to the full meeting
of the council next Monday against
making the change The tungsten Bye
tern is in vogue at Odessa, while we have
the arc system. The power company
desire to introduce the former system
here, asking for a five-year franchise.
The tungsten is not so powerful a light
as the arc, but it was the intention to
pstablish more lights than we have now,
distributed over a wider extent of terri
tory. The committee will report to let
well enough alone.
SAFE CRACKERS IN COLFAX
Safe in Model Steam Laundry Is
Some time last Friday night safe
blowers entered the Model Steam laundry
and, with dynamite, blew open the safe,
getting in the neighborhood of $25 in
silver, there being no gold in the sate at
the time. A check belonging to one of
the employee of the establishment was
found in the rear of the building, the
safe-crackers discarding it after the ex
plosion. Papers and. booke in the nafe
were scattered and torn. A lot of wet
clothes and a heavy carpet wai placed
over the safe to muffle the sound of the
explosion, the office presenting a sorry
spectacle next morning when opened for
Since the flood of last spring the dis
trict where the Model Steam laundry
stands is isolated, that part of Main
street being washed away, traffic thence
being reached by way of Last street.
This is brobably the reason why the
laundry was selected for the operations
of last Friday night.
Grocery Store Sold.
A. R. Brashear baa disposed of big
South End grocery to P. H. Lfch, who
will take possession October 1. Mr. and
Mrs. Breshear wili removo to Kiesling,
on the Inland, twelve milen this side of
Spokane, where Mr. Braebear has ac
quired an apple orchard. Mr. Lich, who
is from Kieeling, arrived in Colfax this
week to remain.
THORNTON VISITED W
A DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE
Entire Business Part of Town
Laid in Ruins.
Loss $100,000, in Part Insured--
Town to Be Rebuilt Better Than
Before--Resurvey and Change of
At 9 o'clock Monday evening our
neighboring town of Thornton went up
in fire and nmoke—that is, the business
portion of the town. The fire caught
from a gasoline stove in the store of R.
O. Miller, and spread with great rapidity,
all structures being wooden with the ex
ception of the bank, there being no fire
apparatus with which to fight the flames.
Mr. Miller states that he thought the
fire was out in the stove when he left the
store, but he must have been mistaken.
From Seymour Manning, who went to
Thornton Tuesday morning to look after
his grain interests, we lenrn that the
total loss will amount to at least $ 100,
--000, covered by insurance of between
$40,000 and $50,000. Individual losses
are as below given:
E A Stone, dwelling, $1500.
G C Grant, dwelling, $1000.
G W Young, confectionery, etc ,SIOOO.
R O Miller, confectionery, etc., $500.
D B Doreey, general merchandise,
Comegys, Hanford & Miller, bankers,
Wilmer-Dwrer HHrdware Co., $20,000.
L L Holt, general merchandise, $25.
Dr C S Bumgarner, office and office
F M Slogan, butcher shop. $1500.
L A Dickinson, dwelling, $1000.
H C Kyle, harness and saddlery, $6000
H H Goss, building, $1500.
Thorntonites Will Rebuild.
It is pleasing to note that the people
of Thornton are not casf down, but will
rebuild at once. Instead of one brick
building as heretofore at least three
will rise from the ruins—Holt, Kyle and
the bank officials expressing their inten
tion of erecting solid business bouses.
The warehouses, containing 250,000
bushels of wheat, and the 0. R. & X. de
pot were saved after a hard fight.
The public school buildiag of Thorn
ton lost its piano, it being in the town
hail at the time of the fire and was con
sumed. It was the purpose to move it
to the school building Saturday, but for
some reason it wan not done.
fies-.rvey of the Town.
A reeurvey of the town will be made
at once. Main street will be pushed far
ther up the hillside where the alley now
runs, people giving ground for that pur
Thornton if 18 miles north of Colfax
and contains about 300 people. The
Inland electric road between here and
Spokane, and the 0. R. & N. paBS through
the town. It is also within easy touch
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget
Sound railway, making it a shipping
point of importance. Furthermore, it is
in the heart of the great wheat belt of
the Palouse country, surrounded by
farms and orchards showing the wealth
of the country and fecundity of the soil.
Ben Manning, a well known pioneer
farmer, whose place is near Pullman, has
leased his farm and will cell personal
effects on September 22. He and his
family will spend the winter in Califor
IN THE CATSKILLS.
—Minor in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ALBERT SCHULTZ IS JAILED
With Four-Horse Team Runs Into
and Destroys Hack.
Albert Schultz was lodged in j«iil Mon
, day evening by Deputy Sherff* Cole and
Corner for running over aDd sniawhiug
the rig of F. J. /. niger. a ranchvr living
on the Hereford farm, a few miles east of
; town. Schultz. who i* a well-to-do
farmer, had been to Colfax, driving a
four-horse team. While here he filled up
j on too much booze, and in going home
was whipping his horses and driving
them at a furious rate When about
two miles out on the IVnawawa road,
I going down grade, whipping and runnfng
his team, he overtook Z siger in a hack,
running into and over the rig, completely
smashing it. How Z-siger escaped from
being killed is a mystery. He pulled
himself from nnder the debris, consider
ably bruised, but was not seriously in
jured. The horses attached to both rigs
were bruißed, besides being badly fright
Near by farmers straightened things
out as best they could and phoned to the
sheriff's office what had happened. Dep
uties Cole and Corner came at once and
placed ScbuKz under arrest.
Tuesday morning Schulfz was taken
before Justice Doolittle, pleaded guilty
to being drunk and disorderly, and was
fined $25 and costs, besides agreeing to
replace the hack destroyed through his
gross negligence. Iv addition to being
beastly drunk he had a bottle of whisky
in his pocket for future use.
DEATH OF J. P.T. MCROSKEY
Old Age Claims Pioneer Citzen of
J. P. T. MeCroskey, one of Whitman
county's oldest and taunt renpected
pioneers, departed this life at his home
stead on Tennpfipee flat at 5 o'clock
Thursday evening of lust week. His
death was not unexpected. As stated in
The Gazeste of the 2d hit* death was mo
mentarily expected. He had been con
fined to his bed for the mouth previous,
gradually growing weaker and weaker,
the end undoubtedly near. The period
was at hand whec he could "wrap the
drapery of his couch about him and lie
down to pleasant dreams." Thus, in
deed, he passed away. The full tide of
life was his, he left the shore on the re
ceding tide to that bourne from whence
no traveler returns.
The funeral took place Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock from Masonic ball in
Fraternity block, Colfax, the remains
having beea brought from the homestead
on Tennessee flat for burial here. Rev.
Hereford of Sunset officiated at the
services held in Fraternity block. The
funeral was under the direction of the
Masonic lodge of this city, deceased hay
ing been a Mason for 50 years. At the
grave the beautiful and impressive cere
mony of the order was fully carried out.
Richard K. Smith, Charles L. Mackenzie,
E. W. Weinberg, James A. Perkins,
William A. Inman and George H. New
man were pall-bearers. Many beautiful
floral offerings were in evidence, and
special music wan furnished by several
well known local niuniciana. The Masons
in line marched in the lead to the ceme
tery, followed by the hearse, carriages
containing relatives of deceased, as well
as carriages conveying many friends of
the family. The body was placed in the
family plat in Colfax cemetery beside the
grave of his first wife.
J. P. T. McCroskey was born in Ten
nessee, and would have been 82 years
old had he lived until the Bth of next
month. He came to Whitman county
31 years ago and took up land on
Tennessee flat, which has since been hie
home, being the eecond settler in that
beautiful and rich section of country.
The McCroskey hospitality was known
far and wide. Deceased is survived by
his wife, several eons, one daughter,
many grandchildren and other relatives.
Death of an Oregon Pioneer.
James Winelow Cha^e died at his home
in Oregon City on September 14, aged
75 yeare. Hie illness began on June 22,
while in C ' ux on a *isit to his son, at
which time he suffered a stroke of par
alysis affecting his lower limbs. He re
covered so far as to be able to walk
alone, but about two weeks ago a second
stroke affected the muscles of his throat,
after which he gradually failed. He is
survived by bis wife and four married
daughters, all of whom were with him
when the end came, and by one Bon,
Ivan Chase of Colfax, who left last night
for City. The funeral will take
place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Mr.
Chase was an Oregon pioneer of the early
fifties and the last of a large family of
brothers who, when young men, en: seed
the plains with their parents to settle in
Appendicitis and Gall Stones.
Mrs. Samuel H. Roberts was operated
on Tuesday morning at St. Ignatius
hospital for gall stones and appendicitis.
A large gall stone, 1\ inches long and
2% inches in circumference, was taken
out. The lady at this writing is doing
as well as could be expected.
Ruedy's vinegar ia the beet by 30
PRICE FIVE < I NTS.
WHITMAN COUNIY FAIR
BIG THING THIS YEAR
Friday. Sept. 30th, Children's
Day and Spokane Day.
Racing Events Promise to Bo Better
Than Ever Before- - Miller Carni
val Co. Big Feature Fair Week--
McKenzie Band Engaged.
The Wbirmau County Fair tfafa year,
opening September 2G, pro mine* to
eclipse all ainiilar events Keen here.
Friday, September 30, will be child
ren's day. All children under 16 yearn
of age will be admitted free, and from
all accounts there will be a long utring
of them. Friday will also be Spokane
Day. Invitations were forwarded to the
secretary of the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce. Many Spokanites are ex
pected to be present.
All railways have agreed to give one
and one third rates for round trip tickets
during fair week.
Bert Kuhn, who fjas charge of conclu
sions, &iuuve:uentH, etc , is negotiating
with the Miller Carnival Co. to appear
fair week, and, while arrangement are
not complete at thin writing, the Miller
Carnival Co. will likely be engaged.
Racing events promise to be better
than ever before. Racers from Moscow,
Walla Walla, Tekoa, Thornton, Maiden,
Paloune, Spokane and Lewiston will bei
on hand. Horses running the week be
fore at Walla Walla will likewise be sten
on the track here.
The exhibit of horse*, cattle, sheep
and hogs will be far in the lead of last
year, or in many yearn for thut matter.
Ah an evidence of this all stall room has
been Hpokeu for and more room is being
provided to accommodate the overflow.
Messrs. Bloom and Kuhn made a tour
of the county last week, and have the
promise of scores of farmers and orch
ardings that they will eend exhibits galore,
to the county fair.
Th<?re have entered ho far for ihe reiay
race two white men and «n Indian.
The inland will run trains from the
depot in Colfax to the lair grounds at
MeKenzie'n juvenile band of 12 pieces
has been engaged to furui*h music.
The management is leaving nothing
undone to make fuir week, 1910, the
biggest and best in the history of. t;b«*
School Apportionment Increases.
More than $500,000 will be distributed
to the schools of the state under the
quarterly apportionment just certified
to the state auditor by State Huperin
tendent Dewey. Whitman county will
get $30,856 41, on apportionment basis
of 11,197,486. The rate per duy is 17
mills. Apportionment for September,
1909, was $466,392 54. Apportion
ment for each day's attendance in 1909
was 16 millH, for the corresponding ap.
portionment in 1908 12 mills, and for
1907 23 mills.
Automatic Fir* Alarm.
J. R. Good <fc Co. are inaugurating this
week their automatic fire alarm in con
nection with the automatic sprinkler and
fire extinguisher already in place in their
factory. In case of a fire a certain de
gree of heat will burHt a bulb, which will
not only give the alarm but will eet the
sprinklers in action which extend through
out the building in the shape of pipes,
conveying water. By this means it will
be hard for a Qre to get much headway
without being known.
The South End Bridge.
Work on the south end bridge over the
classic waters of Cooper lake in going on
apace. A deep cut had to be made at
the north end to reach bedrock for the
concrete pier, which is fast being filled
with concrete, it being the purpose of
Engineer McCaw to have an impregnable
barrier for the structure to rest on. The
north end will probably be treated in the
Bame way, when the steel structure will
take form and chape.
Double Compound Fracture of Jaw.
Last Tuesday, at the noon hour, s
young man, whose name was not learned,
fell off the bridge under construction
juet above the fair ground, sustaining a
double compound fracture of the lower
jaw. He is in the hospital in bad chape.
He cannot talk and has to be fed through
a tube which is run into the throat by
means of a tooth knocked out at the
time of the fall. He is about 23 years
Red Russian $ ,6S
Club and hybrid. .70
Forty fold. 72
Fife ... .70
Turkey Red 73
*Feed barley, per hundred 90 to 1.00
Brewing barley 1.05
O»ts, per Hundred , 1.25