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THE COL FAX GAZETTE
THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. RAILWAY COMMISSION WILL IAKE EVIDENCE In Re Reasonableness of Dis- tributive Rates. Several Lines to Be Investigated" State Liquor, Auto and Cycle Li censes-.H. A. Fairchild Trans ferred to Utilities Commission. Olympia, May 24.—0n June T>, 1911, in Spokane, the state railroHd commis sion will take evidence in regard to the reasonableness of distributive rates on all railroad* in all sections of the state, and in addition will finish taking testi mony to establish the actual physical valuation of the Spokane & Inland Em pire system, which road has filed ac in tervenor in the distributive rate case. It will take evidence in regard to the reasonableness of the joint rates with the Great Northern main line and of joint rates of other lines runnmg into Spokane, and will also inquire into the reasonableness of the rates on the Spo kane Falls Jc Northern branch of the Great Northern, which was consolidated with and made a part of the Great Northern systeOß. It is alleged that the rates on this road have never been re duced and have been excessive, and a reduction is sought by the complainants. Number State Liquor Licenses. A statement has been prepared ttv the state tax commission showing tbe iinni ber of *tate li(juor licenses in tbe various counties of the state, accordirg to which it appears that in Whitman county there are ,"> such license?, which pay into the state treasury the sum of (1350, while for the entire state there are 2303 Btate liquor licenses, paying to the state the sum of $f)7,r»75. More thau one fourth of the entire number of licenses wre granted in King county, of 596, paying to the state the sum of $14,900. Inland county has but one license, while Spo kane county has 818, Pierce county IT»7, Chehalis county 134 and Suohoinish county 120. Auto and Cycle Licenses. For the purpose of cheeking up auto mobile and motorcycle liceupe*, begin ning June 1, Secretary of State Ho»ell will send out a number of men to all parts of the state. This will be done to compel a number of those who have evaded the payment for years to comply with the law, and if the owner of an automobile or motorcycle refuses to pay the license n quired by law be will be arrested and prosecuted. An Efficient Official. The appointment by the governor of H. A. Fairchild, chairman of the state railroad commission, an a member of the new public utilities commission will take effect June 9, one day after the new law goes into effect His present com mission expires June 8, 1911, and hi* new commission will expire Juneß,l9l7. The other two members of the board, J C. Lawrence and Jesse 8. Jones, will be the other two members of the commis eion in accordance with the law which provides for their retention. The gov ernor says that in appointing Mr. Fair child be is following out his policy of re appointing men who have "made good." Mr. Faircbild has an excellent record as a member of the state railroad commis sion, having assisted in the preliminary organization of the commission, con ducting most of the examination of wit nesses at the hearings which established the actual physical value of railroads in Washington, and has handled the inter urban rate case on the electric line be tween Seattle and Tacoma. He took an important part in the famous wheat rate case, which netted the farmers of Eastern Washington f300,000 a year as the result of the commission's order making a reduction of rated on wheat, and is now practically conducting the bearing on the distributive rate case. Two Mon Appointments. Announcement has been made of the reappointment of A. A. Toier of Everett as state oil inspector by Governor Hay, and also of the appointment to succeed O. W. Stone, a memberof thpembalmers' examiners, of Julius Lyse of Wilbur. Commissioners, Take Notice! For inspecting roads in their districts county commissioners are not author ized to receive compensation under the law for services performed while acting as ex-officio members of the board, ac cording to an opinion rendered by As sistant Attorney General Lyle to the state bureau of inspection. In an opinion to the state tax com minion the attorney general's office also holds that where a retail and wholesale liquor business is conducted by the same man in the same building that he must have two state licenses. A Brief Session. The county commissioners met in special session Monday, attending to j one or two matters of interest. Io the i matter of the Rock Luke road, it was ! ordered that road and bridge fond war ; rant No. 7370, tailed October 14, 1910, , in Favor of Frank B Hahcock for |350 as damages, be cancelled. It was fur ther ordered that Frank B. Babcock and Ida Bibcock, husband and wife, be ; awarded damages on account of said Etoek Lake road in the turn of $350, and the auditor was directed to draw war rant therefor on the road and bridge fund forthwith. The claim of date Stewart against road district No. G, for labor and team in the sum of $27, was ordered paid. No other busines was transacted. COLFAX CITY COUNCIL Held Masting Monday Night.-Much Street Work in Sight. City council met Monday evening as per adjournment, Mayor Weinberg in the chair, and all councilmen present but Johnson and Pt-rrine. Sheriff G. B. Carter asked permission to erect as automobile house, 10x14 feet, on east end of Inland street, next to the hill, which the council refused to grant. Street committee reported on Fairview street extension that grade was found to be suitable on north side of Livingstone reservoir, but after discussion the mat ter was referred back for further consid eration. The invitation to attend the Elberton picnic on June 14, which has been set apart and known as Colfax Day, was ac cepted by the council. Mayor Weinberg named the following committee to ar range a program for that day : E J. Peschau, 0. C. Ulaser and William A. Nelson. Health Officer Stuht reported one case of scarlet fever. Dr. Stuht was granted one month's leave of absence, it being understood that be intends going East. The dog, stock and sewer ordinances passed third reading and will be found elsewhere in this paper. Plans and specifications for street pac ing was referred to street committee, who examined it and recommended its adoption, which carried, and clerk di« rected to advertise for bids which will be found elsewhere in this issue. Ordinances creating improvement dis tricts 18 and 19 and an ordinance re lating to specifications for sidewalks were read first and second times and re ferred to judiciary committee. City Engiueer Miller estimated tbe cost of macadainiz'.ug, gradiitg and riprap ping Canyon street from Mill street to city limits at $9G2 41. The matter was referred to street committee to investi gate and report at next meeting what the work of grading and riprapping can be done for. This work will probably be done soon, the macadam coming later when it is done on the grade leading east to the top of the hill. Council will meet again Monday night. Beautiful White Tail Deer. Hamblen brothers are the owners in fee simple of a beautiful white tail deer, a yearling, which was shipped to them from Stevens county, It is a male, his first horns just beginning to make their appearance in the velvet. The little beauty is led up on Main street betimes to accustom it to the throng, letting it know that it will not be harmed. The Harublens paid $15 for it in Stevens county, shipping it here by express. Portland Rose Festival. The Portland Rose Festival, June 5 11, is an event that should not be lost sight of. Special round-trip tickets will be sold at all stations of the 0.-W. R. & N. Portland has become known as the Rose City from the yearly festivals being held, a distinction that has brought wealth along with the esthetic side of the vari ous events. What the "fiesta" is to Southern California the Rose Festival is to the metropolis of Oregon. Inland Empire Pioneers. The annual meeting of the Inland Em pire Pioneer Association will be held in Walla Walla on Thursday, June 1. Pioneers will meet in Whitman Memorial ball at 10 a. m. A program of music, short speeches and reminiscences of pioneer life will be features, followed by a banquet. Those coming to the Pacific coast prior to 1885 are entitled to mem bership. Dr. N. G. Blalock, the well known pioneer, is president. Pioneers who attend will have a profitable time. To Observe Decoration Day. Don't forget to attend the meeting in G. A. R. hall Saturday evening to perfect arrangements for the proper observance of Decoration Day. This not only means members of the G. A. R. and the Relief Corps, but Spanish-American war veterans and citizens generally. Please attend to this. New Pastor of Baptist Church. A hearty and unanimous call was ex tended to Rev. C. H. Howard Moore of Montana, Sunday morning by the Bap tist church to become pastor here. Mr. Moore assumes the duties of the office at once, and will preach Suuday morning on the theme, "God of the Living,'' and in the evening on "The Call for Labor era." COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FKIDAY, MAY 26, 1911. COMMENCEMENT WEEK ENDED MOSI SWEET Commencement Day Exercises —Class Play Friday. Several Notable Addresses by Mem bers Colfax High School Class.- Class Play Closed Week of Stren. uosity*-Friends Out En Masse. The Gazette went to press too early last week to speak o! the commencement exercises of the Colfax High school at the Ridgeway theater on Thursday even ing, as well as the class play given at the same place on Friday evening. As on previous occasions the Ridgeway was taxed to capacity to hold the people. Commencement day exercises were fully carried out according to program. The stage was a bower of beauty,banked with flowers, feme, potted plants and bou quets, a frame work, so to speak, for the happy faces that gleamed like rays of sunlight in the rear. It was an en semble of happiness, light and beauty. Leon Ettinger spoke on "Vocational Training." It contained much food for thought. Leon's delivery and pronunci ation is to be commended. His pro nunciation was deliberate, clear and dis tinct, free from awkward and unneces sary gestures so much the bane in the old-fanhioned methods of speaking. This is one feature in which the "new way" is better than the "old way." Selma Hunter spoke on the "Employ ment of Women," tracing the new woman, with present activities in all the affairs of life, from the time when she was looked upon solely as a companion, housewife and mother. This change has come gradually during the last 30 years until we find women occupying all the positions of life tilled by man, working Hide by side and hand in hand with the sterner sex, even beginning to enjoy the elective franchise. What of the outcome? Lillian McAmie spoke on "Transpor tation," dwelling on the days when the camel and the donkey were the sole means of transport to the lightning ex press, the ocean greyhound, the auto mobile and the aeroplane of this day and generation, a change so great and inarvelouß ac to be almost staggering in its consideration. "The Passion Play," as produced at Oberammergau, its conception and re production during the centuries by the peasant ppople of the little Austrian village of Oberammergau, was a histori cal resume by Aline Browder which was decidedly interesting. The cornet solo by Horace Kincaid and the solo, "A May Morning," by Winnifred Windus, were musical gems that called forth much applause. Judge Canfield, formerly of Colfax but new of Spokane, was expected to deliver the address to the graduating class, but urgent business kept him away at the last moment, but his address was read by Professor R. A. Payne, the judge having sent it for that purpose. It was scholarly and contained much food for thought. L. D. Woodward, chairman of the board of school directors, presented the diplomas to the class of graduates. Thus was spent an enjoyable evening, not boob to be forgotten. Class Play. Friday night "The Private Secretary" was on the boards, the parts being taken by the graduating class. The young people are to be congratulated upon their conception of the play, as well as the creditable manner in which they took their several parts. Every seat in the large theater was occupied, happiness reigned supreme. Thus ended commencement week, 1911. This is the merest sketch. To the younger people it was a week of strenuosity; to the older people it was one of unalloyed pleasure and of great interest. THE VACATION PERIOD. Colfax Teachers Scatter to Four Points of Compass. Teachers of the public schools of Col fax will spend the vacation period of three months at divergent points, em bracing divers forms of rest and pleas ure. Mr. and Mrs. Moses and Mr. and Mrs. Freer will remain in Colfax. Mr. Sheets will go to his old home at Lucas, Ohio. Miss Vial will make direct for La Grange, a suburb of Chicago. Miss Katherine Buxbaum returns to the pa ternal home at Washington, lowa. Mies McCann will spend at least part of the summer at her home in Pullman. Mr. and Mrs. Bloyd will head for Portland, where Mr. Bloyd has accepted a good position in a lumber mill scaling lumber. This is only for the vacation season, however. The Misses Greer and Miss Sina Miller will stay in Colfax Mies Parmalee will divide the time between Walla Walla and Portland. Miss Mar garet Oliver will visit in Seattle with her brothers. Minn Willie and Mr. Camp • expect to ecjoy the hunnbine and flowers lof California. Professor Pajne, as pre- I viously announced, will leave school j work and take up the study of medicine ! H<" is uudet*rmined yet where he will go j for this purpose. WORK SHOULD COMMENCE Filling In Behind Stone Wall by In. land People. Work on the stone wall in front of the court house, being a continuation of the wall already in place erected by the In land people, is going on apace, showing the extensive work in progress to widen the channel of the river as well as to re habilitate that end of Main 6treet. In this connection it is not asking too much of the Inland Empire Electric Rail way Co. to fill in behind the wall put up by that company, which is the site of the depot grounds, as well as to com mence the erection of a passenger depot buildine, something quite in contract with the temporary quarters now in uee This work, commenced without unneces sary delay, should follow in close con nection with the work being done on Main street fronting the Inland's prop erty by the city, the two having a re lationship a little more intimate than that of first cousins. Perfect terminal depot grounds and a modern and up to date pasßeDger depot building ie what we have a right to expect, and that with out unnecessary delay. The contract for the Codd bridge will be rushed to completion, so we have the word of Mr. Janney, the contractor Contracts for steel girders to span the rock walls on which flooring will be laid the entire width of Main street fronting the Inland depot grounds have been ler, which, when they arrive, will not take long to put in place. The work all along the line should be kept agoing. INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET. At Tacoma Saturday Center of Great Interest. Tacoma'e big iuterscholaetic track meet last (Saturday was attended by 135 weil-trained athletes, representing 21 High schools from all sections of the state. The event was pulled cff in the Stadium. The athletes who won first in the championship meet at Pullman on the 13cb, representing the eastern por tion of the state, were ou hand. There wtre seven of thfse boys. They were Watson of Tekoa, considered, accord ing to rbe Tacouiu News, one of the best all-round athletes entered in the meet: fcchlaefer of Pullman; Faucber, Johns and Wooster of .Spokane; McCroskey of Tekoa; Caeeeday of Colfax. In the 50-yard dash Watson of Tekoa was second. 100-yard dash—Watson, second. 120-yard hurdles—McCroskey, Tekoa, tbiid. 220-yard dash—Watson, second. 220 yard hura!eß—McCroskey won. 880-yard run—Schlaefer, Pullman, 2d. One mile ruu—Schlaefer, second. Shotput—Wateon won. Distance, 4G feet 5% inches. PICNIC AND DANCE. High School Boys Round Out School Year Enjoyably. The fourth annual High school picnic was held last Friday at the fair ground. This was the windup of the school activities for the year. The afternoon was spent as those present saw fit. As customary the presentation of the "C's" by the various coaches of the different was the principal event of the picnic. Mr. Fayne and Mr. Freer presented the football "C's," Mr. Moses the "C's'' to the debaters and basketball men, and Mr. Sheets pre sented the emblems to the track men. After having supper and all getting in the picture taken by Horace Kincaid, the boys adjourned for the last big dance of the year. The last High school dance for this year was held Saturday night after the big picnic. A pleasant evening was spent in dancing as usual. Mrs. DePledge, Mrs. Morley, Mrs. Margrave and Mrs. Troy acted as chaperons. Pythian Again Honored. H. M. Love of this city was again elected as grand keeper of records and seals at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge of K. P.'s held in Seattle last week. This is Mr, Love's second term to have this office, and he was re elected without opposition. He received many words of praise for the efficient manner in which he has conducted the office. W. E. Neil Is Better. Latest news from the sick room of W. | E. Neil at Windsor, Missouri, son of W. R. Neil of Colfax, says that the young man is greatly improved, with chances ! in his favor for recovery. It was thought | at one time that he could not recover. j His father and brother, J. L. Neil, are with him, but are expected home soon. Mrs. Irwin Operated Upon. Mrs. Edward Irwin was taken to St. Ignatius hospital last Saturday and sub mitted to an operation for gall etoaes Tueeday. The operation was entirely successful, and the friends of Mrp. Irwin will be glad to heir that she is doiog as well as could be expected. Mrs. Irwin is a pionper of California— one of the Argo nauts—where she tpent her girlhood (Jays and where she married the late Edward Irwin. She and her bunband came to the Paloiirte country many years ago. Here they liyed and reared their children. POSTMASTERS GATHER HERE Tenth District League Represented by 30 P. M.s. Thirty postmasters of district No. 10, composed of the counties of Whitman, Columbia, Asotin and Gartield, met in Colfax last Friday, elected officers, chose delegates to the state convention and transacted other business of interest to the servants of Uncle Sam. A. H. Chase was elected temporary chairman, and Fred W. Miller of Oakes dale waa elected temporary secretary. The time of meeting was changed, the postmasters hereafter meeting the third Tuesday in January and July of each year. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: J. N Banks, Canyon, president; Fred W. Miller, Oakesdale, secretary; W. H. Rudolph, LaCrosne, vk-e-president for Whitman county; Lil lian Thorpe, Turner, vice-president for Columbia county; Gus R. Brown, May view, vice-president for Gartield county; C. M, Wilson, Silcott, vice president for Aeotin county. W. P. Ward of Rosalia and W. A Evans of Rock Lake, both of Whitman county, were elected delegates to the state convention to be held in Wenatchee iv September. The next meeting of the 10th district will be held in Colfax the 3d Tuesday of next January. AT THE HYMENEAL ALTAR. Laird- -Miller. In Colfax. May 10, by Rev. J. Herbert Bainton, Virgil Laird and Mies Sina Miller were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. The ceremony took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs I. J. IHvis, a few iLtimate friends witnessing the ceremony. They took the first train for Spokane, where they will remain for a few days. The young couple are well known hereabouts. Mr. Laird is book keeper in the Great EwstPrn store. Miss Miller has bten a teacher in the public schools of Coifftx for a number of years being at present principal of the Main street school. It is understood that she will retain this position the coming year. She enjoys a wide acquaintanceship. Mr. and Mrs. Laird carry with them the best wishes of all for long life and hap piness. Washburn--Whitman. A marriage license wan issued this week to John Brown Washburuof Tekoa, teacher in the High school of that burg, and Miss Lela Whitman of Rosalia, but who teaches school at Tekoa. Both have been re-elected to teach there the coming year. Miss Whitman is a niece of Mrs. H. M. Liddle of Colfax. Annual Roll Call of Baptist Church. Monday evening, a committee ap pointed to act upon the matter, decided that the annual rally and roll call of the Baptist church should take place Satur day, June 3, commencing at 10:30 a. m. The first session will be devoted to the transaction of business, the election of officers, etc. Dinner will be served at the church parlors at noon. In the afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the roll will be called, after which a service of song, prayers, preaching and testimony will be enjoyed. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses have been issued by the county auditor to the following: Ernest Andrew Huffman and Anna Florence Knerr, both of Tekoa. John Brown Washburn of Tekoa and Lela Whitman of Rosalia. Virgil Ray Laird and Sina Maud Miller, both of Colfax. Peter J. Hennessey of New York city and Blanche L. Thayer of Pullman. Modern Woodman Picnic. One of the interenting events of the season will be the county picnic to be given by the Modern Woodmen of Amer ica, assisted by the Royal Neighbors of Whitman county, at Garfield on June 1. An interesting program of addressee and declamation contests have been arranged for the forenoon and sports in the after noon. Union Services Sunday at Ridgeway. There will be no religious services in the churches of Colfax Sunday morning, there being memorial services in the Ridgeway theater at 11 a. m. in which all the churches will take part. Tuesday is Memorial Day, the memorial services on Sunday preceding or introducing the day set apart for decorating the graves. Musical Entertainment. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Baptist church will give an entertainment at their church on Monday evening, June j. i The Walton College Entertainers will be j the attraction, giving vocal and instrn i mental music, readings and eketchee. ! They promise a good program. PRICE FIVK CENTS. OE SMET BRAVES IS. COLFAX CARDINALS Lo ! the Poor Indian Too Much for Pale Face Brother. Score Last Friday Stood 7to 5 in Favor of De Smetites--Gam* at Palouse Last Sunday Disastrous to Cardinals--Pullman Next. Stamii.ni. or thk Clubs, Won Lost Per Cent Palnusß . :< 1 .750 C'olfax 2 2 .600 Pullman 2 2 .500 Rosalia 1 3 .250 FmIDAV, RUE Colfax. 40000000001 S 7 5 Indians. ... 00 0 0 100 12 1 0 3 711 | Si Nl .n. X H X Colfax 000010000 1 4 7 Palouse 0 (> 1 I 00 0 0 x 8 12 4 On Friday, at 4 o'clock p. m , Colfaz played the l)e Smet Indian** of Idaho at the local park, the latt*r winning \>y a score of 7to 8 in 11 inning*, in the firnt inning of the game it looked like a cinch for Colfaz, the ('animal* securing four hits and four runs in the initial running. Z ichary, (h« Indian pitcher, tightened up after that and allowed only three hitn and one run in the remaining 10 innings of the game. Hickmau, pitching for Colfax, threw winning ball until the 11th inning, when he tired out. He would have won his game had not the Colfax boys played losing ball be* bind him. The game was a dandy to watch and was exciting throughout. Cardinals to Palouse. Oq Sunday the Cardinal* went to I'a louee and lout to that aggregation in a score of 8 to 1. In the necond inning the Palouse boys connected with Haoi blen in five safe hits, and these connected with three errore by Col fax boys gave Palouee a total of six rune. Through out the remainder of the game the play ing was fast and in Home instances almost spectacular. Colfax was handi capped by havimr three men in their line up itiitt have not playtd ball tlii* year. Cardinals and Indians Again. Next Sunday the Cardinal* mix with the indiuu bruvm of L)e Smet again on the home ground** and promise to take them into camp. Colfax vs. Pullman Boosters. Next Tuewday—Decoration Day—the Cardinals play their second game with the Pullman Boosters. In then'ret game of the series Coifai beat Pullman in a 10-inning game, and Pullman is oat lor revenge. Tbe Pullman management an nounces that they will bring down a special train and 400 rooters to help win the game. New Players Among Cardinals. There are several new players wearing the Cardinal uniform, and the team \a stronger than at any time during the season. Whitman County Events. Last Sunday, at Farmington, before the largest crowd of tbe season, Tekoa defeated FarmingtoD 10 to 3. The Tekoa team arrived on a special train with 150 rooters. Batteries: Tekoa, Corcoran and Ebberwbite; Farmington, White and May. Tbe game was marred by quarreling and fighting among the spectators. Ooe arrest has been made and more will follow. Lamont defeated the Dolby Clothiers' team on the Lamont grounds Sunday by the close score of 11 to 10. The bat teries: Lamont, Howard and Ward ; Dolbys, Burrows and Walters. The Rosalia league team defeated the Maiden Boosters Sunday at Rosalia bj a score of 12 to 2. About 800 people witnessed tbe game. About 400 came from Maiden on a special. Tbe batteries were: Maiden, Ryan, Rogers and Wol from; Rosalia, Lemley and Reseburg. At LaCrosse Endicott defeated La- Croaee 6 to 2. THE SOUTHEAST LEAGUE. Winona Flays Starbuck on Horn* Diamond Sunday. The Winona team defeated the Htar bock team in a loose game at Winona last Sunday, score 15 to 0. Winona has won six of the seven games played this season. SOITHKAt-T WAHHIKUTON LEAOUE. Team Won Lost Pr ct Winona 6 1....857 Endicott 5.... 2....714 Starbuck 1.... 4....200 LaCrosae. 0.... 5....000 Colfax Band Will Play. H. A. Sanve, leader of the Colfax Brats Band, is authority for the statement that the band will make its initial bow to the public under the new organization i at the ball grounds next Tuesday—Dec l oration Da; —when the public will have the pleasure of listeuing to their music. The boys are making good progress, and their first appearance will be looked for- I ward to with interest.