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News of Our Neighbors Related
by Gazette Writers.
The wave of la grippe whicb has sub
merged the town for the pant month is
slowly needing. Mont patents are con
Opie Read delivered hi? celebrated lec
ture on "Oid Sim Jucklio" to an ap
preciative audience Wednesday evening
of last week at the gymnasium. Mr.
Read appeared under the auspices of the
Endicott High •efaool, second in the
lecture course series. The third will be
by Professor Daggy, the orator of the
Northwest, on "Anglo-Saxon Grit," who
comes during February.
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahe held a
social on Tuesday evening at Fraternity
A number of young people assembled
atthehomeof H. J. Miller on Monday
evening to celebrate the birthday anni
versary of Frank Miller.
Mrs. Caseie Bassett, who is convalesc
ing from a long and serious illness, left
Sunday for Walla Walla, where she will
visit with friends for several months.
The High school basket ball team
played two games with the Palouse High
school on Friday and Saturday even
ings. The first game was won by Endi
cott, with a score of 21 to 12. The
second was won by Palouse by one
point, the score standing 21 to 20.
Ralph Lyons and Archie Pilant left
Monday evening for a six weeks' tour of
Mrs. Fred Daniel gave an old fashioned
comfort quilting Tuesday to her lady
friends, but the gentlemen present proved
that they could work, too. A jolly good
time and a big dinner was what came to
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cochran enter
tained Nels Nelson and wife and William
Alexander and wife Tuesday.
George Pilant and family arrived from
Spokane the first of the week.
John Brose returned home from the
Cheney Normal last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wilsun spent Sun
day in Garfield.
Harry Lyonu assisted Mr. Shannon in
conducting the eighth grade examina
tion last week. Hubbard has a class
LETTER FROM A TAXPAYER.
Tails Why County's Classification
Should Not Be Reduced.
County Commissioner Samuel Eliie re
ceived the following letter this week from
*a taxpayer of Whitman county bearing
on a eubjpct of supreme moment at this
time, which must coon be settled either
one way or the other. We refer to the
classification of the county. The letter
"As to the matter of the reduction of
the classification of this county, it would
only be fair for the commissioners to de
mand from those who are desirous of
having the county go backward a certi
fied copy of the census of this county
from the census bureau, certified to by
districts as taken. Then it would be an
easy matter to check up some district in
which it is now claimed many were over
looked. In this way you might be able
to get something definite before you.
"If we multiply the school population
of the state by 3.9 we get the popula
tion of the whole state. If we apply
this same ratio to this county we shall
have far more than the 35,000 required
to make this a county of the seventh
"Why should the ratio of this county
be so much lower than that of the whole
"This matter ought to be thoroughly
investigated. Tuis noise has now done
this county mor^ than $50,000 damage.
A refusal tit present, on the part of the
commissioners to reduce the classifica
tion, and n quiring the certified copy of
the census and a proper checking of this
matter, will keep the county where it
belongs, and show to the world that
this, the best wheat growing county in
the world, has not gone back in popula
THE 10SC BUILDING.
Has Been Repaired, Repapered and
Robert K. Squibb has returned to his
first love at the 108 C, where he catered
to the public for several years ia soft
drinks, candies, nutw, cigars, tobacco,
etc., after flirting for over a year at the
corner just below, the flood of last March
and the tire of July i putting the fininh
i^g touches on hit* aspirations in that
direction. W. 1). Eilis, owner of the
10SC building, has recently overhauled
it from top to basement, making it look
■pink-spank new, and aH neat and sweet
as can possibly be imagined. All the
rooms and hallways in the building,
down stairs and upstairs, have been re
painted, repapered or kalsomined, with
new bedding and furniture installed in
all of the rooms, making it a most de
eirable place in which to seek lodgings.
There are 20 euth rooms up stairs. The
upstairs has also been altered in several
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, AYASIIINGTOX, JANUARY 27. 1911.
particulars to meet the requirements of
the state hotel law.
Mr. Squibb still occupies tb« store
down stairs, where the best of everything
in his line can be found in quantity. He
saved the Diamond Carb.niater (rhe big
gest little machine ever invented), which
works in connection with the soda foun
tain, from the disastrous fire of last July,
both of which will soon be in operation
to supply the thirsty during the heated
The restaurant in the rear is in charge
of tor. and Mrs. Roy Preston, late of
Palouse, who are building up a good
The 10SC thus enjoys a happy combi
nation of lodging house of 20 beautiful
rooms, a restaurant and store room in
front, where much can be found for the
comfort and happiness of man. Mr.
Ellis has expended several hundred dol
lars in repairing and refurnishing the
building, ail of which eao be seen at a
glance. The 10SC is something 10 con
REDUCE CHARGE ON BERTHS
Pullman Company Announce Rates
in Effect February 2.
New rates for upper berths in Puilman
and tourist cars have been announced
by the Puilman company from its offices
in Chicago, the reduction amounting to
20 per cent of the present rate, says the
Review. The new tariff will go into
effect February 2.
The minimum rate for upper berths
will be $1 25 in Pullman cars and $1 in
tourist cars. No change will be made in
the rate for drawing rooms and com
partments, except between points where
a change is made in lower berth rates,
which will occur in a few instances.
For all berth tickets sold prior to the
new rategoiog into eff-ct and uaed after
ward the conductors on the train will
furnish certificates to the passengers
calling for a refund of the extra charges.
The reduction for a Pullman berth bt
tween Spokane and St. Paul will be $1 90,
and between Spokane and Chicago $2 30.
For tourist the rate between the Brut
two named places will be 95 cents and
the second $1.15
How Willada Got Its Name.
Willada is a thriving hamlet, sur
rounded by rich wheat farms and sub
stantial homes on the Pleasant valley
branch of the 0.-W. R. & N. between
Winona and St. Joun. Willada got its
euphonious name many years ago in a
peculiar manner, in which a little romance
is mingled. At that time Will H. Hol
comb, son of William H. Holcomb who
was then general manager of the
Union Pacific railroad, and Mies Ada
Ewart, daughter of Captain James
Ewart, for the last 13 years postmaster
of Colfax, were keeping company and in
due time became husband and wife and
now live in San Francisco. Willada was
a word coined for this special occasion
from the given name of each of the
parties mentioned— Will and Ada—which,
joined together, makes Willada, a very
sweet name of simple construction.
Goes to Great Falls, Montana.
Tue Seattle Postlnteliigencer of last
Sunday mentions the fact that "Rev
George Robert Cairns will leave during
the week for an evangelistic movemeuf
at Great Falls, Montana." R?v. Cairnn
ie a brother of James and J. \V. Cairns
of Colfax, and has been here several
times engaged in evangelistic work and
visiting with his brother-.
LARGE DIVIDENDS ARE DECLARED
Cash Dividends of $120,000 Just
Distributed to Policy Holders.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
past year has been a very unfavorable
one for insurance companies, the North
western Mutual Fire Association, of Se
attle, has continued to pay its large
cash dividends to policy holders.
The dividends on its mutual partici
pating and non-assessable policies aver
age 40 per cent of the premiums paid,
which makes a direct saving to the policy
holders of that amour t. In addition f'o
paying these ca*h dividend*, it added
over $38,000 to its cash assets and over
$8000 to its undivided profits.
The company has added to its cash re
sources each year until at present it
could pay five times the amount that
will be needed to pay losses to expiration
of all policies now in force as based on
the past ten years' experience.
It is generally conceoed that no risk is
co bad that it cannot be insured in some
company, and consequently the owners
of the beet protected risks must pay
heavy tribute to the losses on undesir
able property. It has been the policy of
the Xorrhwestern Mutual Fire Associa
tion to try and overcome this injustice
by grouping the best class of risks to
gether, and by refusing to insure a risk
until it is put into proper condition
The results of the past ten years have
certainly demonstrated the wisdom of
Read in February Sunset Magazine.
San Diego—the city of dreams come
true, beautifully illustrated in four
colors. Tetmzzini sinizinz iv the streets
of San FraoriMo Christmas Eve. Now
on sale at all new* stand*, IS centc>.
Six Room House For Sale.
I offer my 6-room house and lot sir—
uared at 909 Lake street in Booth Col
i.-ix. for $1850 eaafa if tak<'n at once.
Hn'h and toilet and place in good re
A. 11. Brasheab,
The listing of farms for sale. My
charges are tive per c^nt when deal is
closed. Addrp*B The Golden West Real
ty Co , Miss M. Wellsandt, President and
Manager, Ritzville, Waßh.
• ■si > IVlilady s
"There would be more good look-
Ing women ii' all would realize how
their expressions affect the lines of
their faces." declared a professional
masseuse. "I've just come from work-
Ing over one who looks twenty years
older than she should, and homely in
the bargain, all because she would per
tnit her mouth to droop at the cor
ners. Pouting is bad enough, but she
who drops the corners of her lips when
sh<> is dissatisfied is the worst ami.
unfortunately for herself, makes her
own punishment severe.
"Lines from the corners of the mouth
down to the chin always increase an
effect of aye and are frightfully mi
becoming. You know, women reallj
ought to cultivate an expression of
content, even when they arc cross, for
the improvement in their faces would
make the effort worth while.
"To eradicate lines which run from
lips to chin it is necessary that the
fingers shall be placed behind the
cheek (In the mouth, understand) to
make a firm surface. If a woman
puts a thumb into her mouth she will
find the Bngers of the same hand
brought on the outside so they can rub
admirably. A massage cream is to
be put on the skin, and then with her
Bngers stiffened she is to rub round
and round on the lines, working and
pressing, to make the surface smooth
Of course the line will fall into prom
inence as soon as the rubbing stops,
but if she gives this massage twice a
day, for ten minutes at a time, and
the rest of the time tries to look pleas
ant, which will lift the muscles of the
lips, an Improvement in her appear
ance is assured.
Sermon on Starving.
"Starvation is killing off the pretty
So said a prominent beauty specialist
Women who diet to improve their
figures often work havoc with their
faces where the fad is carried to ex
An all fruit or hot water or butter
milk diet will not agree with more
than one person in a thousand, and it
is wise to ascertain before commenc
ing it that we are that one.
Consider that the peasants and other
people in foreign countries who sub
sist on rice or lentils or brown bread
or oatmeal and who are held up to us
as an example in simple living have
done so all their lives. They do not
take it up suddenly. Suppose they
should start in to eat ten course din
ners. The effect on them would no
doubt be as disastrous as is the effect
of the opposite extreme on those "fad
dy" women who suddenly decide to
live on a dried fig a day or a cup of
hot water and a cracker. No doubt
we all do eat too much, but remem
ber—Home was not built in a day.
When Walking Upstairs.
In walking upstairs the feet should
be placed squarely down on each step.
heel and all, and then the work should
be performed slowly and deliberately.
hi this way there is no strain on any
particular muscle, but each one is do
ing its duty in a natural manner
Climbing stairs in this manner is an
excellent form of exercise for the
lower limbs and. provided the chest
is thrown well back and the climber
does not get into the habit of bending
half doubled when ascending stairs,
is excellent for the lungs and heart.
The latter is excited to a more rapid
action and the lungs get full play.
Consider their value.
Above all. don't abuse them.
Do nor road or sew by a dim light
Never use them when yon are lying
Reading in bed sounds good, but it's
It is absolutely absurd to "read one
A book that would beep one awake
would not put one asleep.
In reading one should try to have
the light from a window from the
To keep the eyes strong open them
every morning in clear, cool water.
To Get Rid of Pimples.
Small pimples which seem on the ;
verge of bursting should be opened i
with a sterilized needle and the skin j
covered with a, bit of cotton soaked '
in dioxide of hydrogen after pressure !
has removed all of the contents which !
will come out without drawing blood. I
Leave this cotton (soaked in dioxide) I
tw the opened pimple for at least ten |
minutes If you are about to retire
you could wring out the cotton and
bind it overnight Certainly no blood
poison could come after such a steril
The Homeliest Woman.
Mile. Polaire, the Parisian actress
who has won fame as the homeliest
woman in the world, with her wasp
waist an 1 big mouth and feet, has
such a liking for cosmetics that even
ncr tongue and gums are colored,
while her face is made to look as
white as possible. With her dark hair
and eyes it is a combination curious
Final Clearance °F
January Prices at the FAIR STORE
Bargain Shoes Women's Tailored Suits
About ioo pairs women's and children's Final clean-up of women's tailored suits,
shoes of what we call odds and ends of sev- not only odd sizes and out-of-date styles,
eral lines. Not all sizes in any one line, but every suit in our ready-to-wear section
u,, f , rrtl , _„ „ . ■ •*.!_' has been cut to one-half. Now is the time
Dut you can get any size you want in the . . .- . I. .. t
, p ,; ; J to buy if you have the slightest need of a
lot. *or children, sizes 5 to 2, women, new suit. WE MAKE THEM FIT YOU
sizes 3to 6. Shoes in this lot worth up to FREE.
$2.50, clean-up price 75 C __ , _ _ .
Women's Coats Underpriced
One lot of about 3$ pairs of children's W e never carry any of our women's coats
Shoes, sizes Ito 5, clean-up price. ...50c over to a new season. We don't have to
for, as in this instance, we reduce the price
PlllOW CcISSS 3*lld SIIGOtS to sucn a ow *evel we have no trouble
Q , . Q , in closing out every one, ONE-THIRD
bneets, 81x90, each 59 C mittt 1 v •
•* ' Oc'c Or F our regular cash price.
Sheets, 72x90, each 49 C
Pillow cases, 42x36, each 17* c Skirts Reduced
Pillow cases, 45x36, each 17-ic Skirts that were on hand after inventory
and 75 new ones, a sample lot of new colors
Knit Underwear Bargains and styles-aII s° fa this sale at a discount
... , c ' of 20 per cent.
All broken sizes and odd lots of knit
underwear have been greatly reduced for a A Clean-Tip in WaiStS
quick change of ownership. Waists for street and house wear. About
Ladies' heavy fleeced underwear, colors | 75 ln the lot, and some sold as high as
cream or white, regular 69c garments, clean- j $2-74- Clean-up price, choice 98c
u P price, each 49c 1 Hosiery at Saving Prices
Children's fleeced underwear, our regular Al , brokep of women>s and chndren . s
39c garment, clean-up price, each 24c \ hosiery have been subject to reductions.
Skaters Reduced J^Z&ZJ&pgZ.&
Ladies' and children's sweaters all re- T ,
duced ONE-THIRD L leS, eXt, ra heavy fleeced hose ' 29C to
34c regular, clean-up price, per pair.. .24-c
Silk and WOOI DreSSeS Children's fleece lined hose, regular I9 C
Clean-up price ONE-FOURTH less than *** Clc™'U? pdCC ' PCr pair 15<
regular. ONE-HALF Dp mnAn tc ONE-HALF
b PRICE IVeiUnalllS PKICE
American Lady Corsets We have a lar?e lot of remnants of wool
Several broken lines of our $1.24 and ' drf sSoods' ginghams, muslins, outing flan
*. ,0 n , , . «" nels ' linens and embroideries. Remnants
$1.48 corsets, clean-up price .98c j are always a good buy if you can use short
Bargains in children's coats ! In this clean-up sale you can get
. I them for just one-half less than any other
New calico, old prices, per yard 5c j time. One-half the marked price.
We are going to continue to sacrifice all our Men's Suits for £9 95 un ti]
they are all gone, and Overcoats at ON-E-THIHD OFF.
150 pair of Men's work and dress shoes, patent leather, vici kid, gun metal
and box calf, not old style but odds and ends that sold for $4.50 and §5 CO recr
ular, clean-up price " S2 74
This lot includes 8 or 10 pair of high tops
Sixty pair of Men's pants, odds and ends that sold up to $5.50 nearly all
sizes, clean-up price q« a O
Men's heavy wool-ribbed underwear in ail sizes up to su, our best seller at
§1.25. Clean-up price 85c. £
Men's heavy wool-fleeced underwear, the kind you pay 75c for elsewhere our
&oc garment, clean-up price 40c. '
Odds and ends in Men's all wool underwear that sold for $1 25 and Si 50
garment, clean-up price 50c, not all sizes. '
w-??' y8uri?r" lin J edunderT ear 'clean'UpJ?rice2so. Boys' duck coats 98c
Wrights health underwear, clean-up price 74 0 . Dress shirts, clean-up price §§0."
We still have a lot of nice stiff bosom shirts, Monarch and Cluett brand rec?"
ular M.25 and $1.50, clean-up price 380. All our 50c ties 25* AH our 75c
ties 50c, We save you money on rubber goods.
Ife, JU| THE NEW WAY.
R3y in Bg| You don't need a smoke
I UyiaHjißß^^m and delicate flavor of
hickory smoke to the meat, keeping it
' Found, sweet and insect free indefinitely.
I Bold for 14 years all over U. S. and Can
i ada. G-et tbe genuine. Fully Guaran
teed. Sold only in square quart bottles
with metal cap. Ask your druggist for
"Wright's Smoke". Made only by
E. H. WRIGHT CO., Ka»«. City, Mo.
Sold and Guaranteed by
HAMILTON DRUG CO.
' Colfax, Waeh.
COLFAX PLUMBING CO.
We have taken over the plumbing business of E. R.
Barroll and are prepared to do
Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Work
When in need of work give us a call
Shop in rear of Barroll's hardware store. Phone Main 741.
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