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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
COLFAX VS. PULLMAN
ON LOCAL DIAMOND
Score Stood 3 to 2—Game Fast
Cetfax Goes to Pullman Next Sun
day to Play Last League Game of
the Season With the Boosters--
Three Teams Closely Bunched.
In the beet played gume of ba!! of the
season Colfax triiuuned Pullman on the
local diamond last SuLdav 3to 2. The
game whh fast and exciting throughout,
and wan anybody* game until the last
man wan out in the niuth inning. Feat
ures of the game were the work of both
pitcher* and a running catch in the Bth
by f iravet* when he picked one out of the
grass roots that looked like a sure two
Pullman scored in the second when
Thorpe, first man up, hit safe, stole
second and scored on Moee' two Backer,
and again in the tifth when Tulley hit
safe, went to third on Hangers' single and
ucored on Casad'e intield bit. The
Boosters scored on the only two oppor
tunitieu they had, for outside of the
second and tifth they went out in one,
two, three order.
Colfax scored three rune in the fifth
when Pullman went up in the air. Cadore
first man up singled, Canatt bit one to
(Jasad who booted the ball, t.ud both
come h'tine on Wynne's two eacker,
Wynne going to third on a passed ball
and fi-iiriug on a wild pitcb.
On account of the games at the Elber
ton picnic Colfax had to secure the
•services of an outside pitcher in order
not to overwork Hamblen. Cadort, the
Btar pitcher of the Spokane City League,
certainly made good. Jones, the lad
that played second, has secured a posi
tion with the Gilbert Hunt Co. and will
play with the Cardinals for tne rest of
Next Sunday the local team goes to
Pullman to piny the last league game
with the Boosters. Three team*? are
closely bunched in the race for the pen
nant and any one of the three can win
('<>! S.. X - AX X H SB PO A E
ru-hoian. He 4 0 I U 3 0 1
Graves, If 2 0 (I 2 1 0 0
Moreley, ,\d 4 0 0 (• 1 1 1
Canutt, rt 2 1 (} 1 C 0 0
Jones, I'd 3 0 1 * 3 2 1
Wyune, cf .3 1 1 C 1 0 0
Small. Ist 3 0 1 0 *- 1 0
Stapleton, c 3 0 1 C 9 1 0
Cadore, p 4 12 0 13 0
Total *b 3 7 3 27 8 3
PtI.LMAN— Al. X H SI !O A X
Van Di.ren, us 3 0 0 C 1 5 0
Tueley. 2d 3110210
Sander, cf 2 0 1 0 2 0 0
Casad. let 3 0 0 1 6 0 1
Graham, c 4 0 0 0 8 2 0
Thorpe, If 4 1 1 I 0 0 0
Gaddis, rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roeenotf, 3d 3 0 1 0 2 1 0
Moee, p 4 0 10 12 0
Total. 32 2 5 2 24 11 1
Colfax 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 x—3
Pullman 0 10 0 10 0 0 0-2
Earned rune Pullman 1, Colfax 1; two base
bits Wynne, Memo ; first b*M . c balls off
Cadore 4, BfoM 2; Btruck out by Cadore 9, by
Moms B; left on bases Colfax 4, Pullman 6:
wild }>itchet> Cadore 1, Mosjs 1; j.weej balls
TWO MEDICAL SOCIETIES.
Met in Joint Session in Pullman
A joint meetiugof the Whitman Toun
tv MeJical Society and the North Idaho
District Meiicvil Society was heid in
Pullman last Monday, a lar^e attend
ance beinc noted. Dr. Card well of Col
fax presided at the afternoon session and
Dr. Aspruy of Moscow presided at the
evening session. The doctors assembled
in 1. O 0. F. hall. The attendance was
large, Pullman, Albion, Paloutae, Thorn
ton, Colfax, St. John, Spokane, Port
land, Ore , Fort Lapwai, Moscow, Ken
drick, Juliaetta and Genesee being rep
resented. Mesdames Bumgarner, Card
well, Maguire and Palamountain were
also in attendance.
A banquet was served at 7 p. m., be
tween the afternoon and evening sessions.
The Dext meeting of the Society will be
held in Colfax the third Monday in
EXTENDING MACADAM ROADS
Two Surveyed by County Engineer,
the Third to Follow.
The county engineer's office received
word the last of last week from the state
highway commissioner that the plans,
cost, etc., of improved road No. 1. lead
ing east out of Uarfield three miles to
the Idaho state line, had been approved,
and work will probably commence on it
as soon as right-of-way for a distance of
half a mile, owing to change in location
of road at a certain point, has been ar
ranged, over which, by the way, there is
no division of opinion. This road is
known locally as the G. N. Clark road.
The work will be macadam, 12 feet in
width. Payment of 15 per cent of the
Ci. iin road has been provided by
Subscription by citizens for most part
living in Garneld, the remainder coming
out of the Whitman counry road fund
held by the state. The municipality i f
Garheld meets this road with a inacade.m
at the east end of the city limits. TLe
estimated cost of this three miles of
highway is $20,800.
What is known as improved road No.
2, extending from a point near Colfax
cemetery and running one mile east to
the Strickler place, has been surveyed,
but the plans, etc., have not at this
writing been approved by the state
highway commissioner. Arthur Howe,
Oliver Hall and S. U. Strickler, owning
farm land* bordering the proposed im
provement, guaranteed the 15 per cent
payment. The plans call for a 16-foot
macadam, acd the estimated cost is
Improved road No. 3, leading out of
Palouse, two petition? were presented to
the county commissioners—one asking
that the work bead for Pullman, and
the other that it go west towards Colfax.
The proposed improvement will extend
1 '-v wiles. As soon as the question of
route is settled the vfunty engineer's
office will make the survey and place
estimates. The completion ol the three
stretches of macadam road named above
will exhaust the funds available for this
year, but the work can be continued
next year and each succeeding year until
macadam roads permeate every section
of the county.
The highway commissioner 6ays mat
Whitman is the first county in the state
to make preparation to build under the
new highway act by petition of abutting
property holders, under which they pay
15 per cent of the total cost of the
work to be done. If Whitman county
ke^ps up the pace she has set our it will
spell prosperity equal to the big wheat
crop we expect to garner this year.
Hand Severed at Wrist.
O O Coker. while working in Bsrtb'e
sawmill near Rosalia, last Saturday had
hie left hand cat off at the w.-.st by
coming in contact with the edger caw,
the hand simply hanging by the f>sb
after be was rescued. Coker was brought
to St. Iguatius hospital without deiay,
where he is resting as quietly as could
be expected cousideriug his fearful ex
PALESTINE AND HOLY LAND.
Subject of Lecture Tuesday Night
by Rev. J. G. Robinson.
A fair sized audience greeted Rev. J. G.
Robinson, rector of Good Samaritan
Episcopal church, on Tuesday evening,
to iirtteu to hit address on Palestine and
the Holy Land. The addrtss was illut
trated by stereopticon views, the pic
tures in most part being taken by Sir.
Robinson io his travels through the
Holy Land several years ago. The ad
dress was more in the nature of an in
formal talk, the speaker pointing out
and explaining in detail the various
points of interest as progress was [bade
through Palestine and the Holy Land.
Thus light was thrown on and a clearer
insight given of mat>y things connected
with the subject matter, albeit Mr. Rob
inson spoke to a critical audience, hav
ing a full understanding of the iand in
which Christ dwelt, as gleaned from the
books. But here stood a man who spent
several months in visitiag every part of
the Holy Land, telling of many things
not found in the books. Aside from the
lantern slides a topographic map of
the country was shown, giving cue au
dience a clearer insight into the charac
ter of the ccuntrv, hill, mountain, vaiiey
and gorge being pointed out and ciearly
understood. Thus The great depth of
the Dead .Sea, and the utter desolation
surrounding it was apparent at 8 glance.
Tue Dead Sea is about 50 miles lone and
id 1200 feet below the surface ol the
ocean. Desolation reigns supreme.
Mr. Robinson turned aside from the
lantern sliders for a few minutes and
showed several articles of wearint ap
parel as worn by the inhabitants of the
Holy Land at this time. Asking Ii J.
W ilcox to come forward, Mr. Robinson
soon had him dressed as a Mohamme
dan, much to the amusement of the
audience. Many other articles used in
the daily life of the people of that far
away country were shown, some of them
beautiful in make, all interesting to look
Those who failed to attend Tuesday
night missed an interesting and instruc
tive lecture. Perhaps Mr. Robinson may
be induced to repeat it. If co he will
probably get a full house.
Mrs. Duff Goes to Lewistort.
Mrs. Richard U. Duff, a well knows
resident of Colfax, leaves Monday for
Lewiston, Idaho, which will be her home
in future. The Chapter of the Eastern
Star gave Mrs. Duff a reception Thurs
day night of last week, presenting her at
the same time with a beautiful token.
Monday night the Women of Woodcraft
tendered her a reception, accompanied
by an appropriate token. She wae also
given & reception Wednesday night by
the Artisans and last night by the Re
bekahs. It will thus be seen that Mrs.
Duff has been greatly honored and surely
will be missed by a host of friends.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, F KID AY, JUNK v; 1911.
ELBERTON PICNIC IS
A HUMMER THIS YEAR
Colfax Day Is Attended by
Fully 5000 People.
Four Days in the Open of Unalloyed
Pleasure-- Sports Galore, Fun
Without Limit--One of the Best
Picnics in Our History.
The Elberton Picnic is a great success.
The event opened Tuesday by a large
attendance, and closes this evening,
with the interest apparently not the
least on the wane.
Tuesday Elberton defeated Steptoe in
a baseball game 14 to 0. The sports
during the day were clean and interest
Wednesday was Colfax Day and Col
fax aiuiost emptied itself. Officials of
the first train out Wednesday morning
going to Elbertoa shut the doors in the
faces of scores of people clamoring to
get aboard after the cars were full, tell
ing them to take the next train. The
second train for Elberton pulled out
with a full contingent aboard. Many
others went by auto and carriage. It ie
estimated that fully 5000 were on the
grounds Colfax Day. An interesting
program was fully carried out. Charley
Hinchliff delivered the address o! wel
come, which was responded to by H. W
GoB of Colfax. The glee club of Colfax
delivered several selections, while Mits
Geneva Barton cf Colfax favored the
audience with a recitation.
The bfili game in the forenoon between
the Knights of Pythias of Coifax and
the Woodmen of the World of Elberton
was won by the latter, score 2 to 1.
The automobile parade was a featur*
of the day's program, and was an im
posing 86 well as an interesting afiur.
In the afternoon ball game Colfax de
feated Winona by a score of 8 to 3
The Gazette goeß to press too early
Thursday evening) to speak of the
other events in full. It can be stated,
however, that the picnic is one of the
largest in attendance and most enjoy
able in the history of the several annual
events. It augurs well for the future.
The Fats and the Leans.
The Fats and the Leans ! These are
two words to conjure with Posters are
out announcing that the Fats and the
Leans will meet on the local diamond
next .Sunday and give the beet game of
the season for the benefit of the Colfax
Brass Band. Alderman Tiff t, in true
Falstaffian dignity, and Will Hendrioson
will lead the opposing clans, and it is
expected that something will be doing.
We cannot state authoritatively but it
is understood that the human bean pole
will be one of the star players for the
Leans. Fred Ratliff is expected to add
hie avordupois to help out the Fats.
There's going to be a big time at the
ball grounds Sunday, something out of
the usual, The band will furnish music.
By the way, the band boys are deserving
of support. This will be a good time to
give substantial support and at the same
time have a bushel of fun.
UNITED STATES MAIL (ORDER) BAG
', PAHABLE OF I
Ij the Misspent Monevl
t i Once upon a time in the land of Uncle Sara jl
t «*/ a colony of people organized themselves into a \
I "*// Town. The Town grew and waxed fat upon J
t | the produce of the Land roundabout, and the 3
to people dwelt happily under their own Vines and 3
f J Fig Trees, and the Tradesmen built Emporiums 4
fo/ of Merchandise, and all was well. More people J
•a« joined the Colony from year to year until the j,
°| Town was a place of Population and Prosperity. 1
3 M But the time came when into the midst of the J
H Town crawled a Serpent of Discord, yclept the 3
• \ Mail Order Catalogue, which whispered into the tST
\\ ears of the people a Siren Song of Big Bargains,
K| the same being a Fable and a Fake. Thereat \
Iflft the people thought they saw a Good Thing, and \
UK they Bit. In the course of events the merchants \
|TO closed their doors and removed to other Towns 4
Fdl wherein as yet the Mail Order Serpent had not \
£ 9§ entered. Large Hollyhocks grew up before the \
i£l closed doors, and Grass grew in the streets, i
Pi whereof the Cows ate bountifully. It was fun B
j^f for the Cows, but death to the Town. 4
STATE LIQUOR LICENSE
Whitman County Is Credited
With 36 of Them.
Fishing Industry of State Is Ere.
Running Into Millions of Dollars
--12,162 People Engaged in Bus
iness. Earning $3,414,865.
O'ympia, Jane 14—The state tax
commission,while handicapped for want
of funds, hare decided to take the acces
sary time aud money to enforce the col
lection of tbe state liquor license tax.
nnd in pursuance of this plan Secretary
E J. Koore went to Seattle, where be
looked up all rhe delitquents, arrested
thrte men and collected tbe fees from
every dealer ie intoxicants who Lad not
paid up. The satne thing wilt be done
in every county in the state, and tbose
who are behind will be arrested, taken
into court and fined $100 and costs un
less they pay up. All saloonkeepers,
druggists or others who handle intoxi
cants, either tor retail or wholesale pur
poses, are required by law to obtain a
state license. According to a statement
compiled by the state tax commission
there are in tbe sate of Washington 084
liquor dealers who are delinquent, and
of this number 3C are in Whitman
county. Tbe largest number of delin
quents are in Suobomish county, which
has 98, while Spokane has 94 and
Pierce 7C The best showing is made
by Thurston county, which Las but 7
delinquent on tbe list out of a large
number of saloons. If all the dealers
would pay uy their license fees there
would be paid ;nto the state treasury
$21,000, and in two years it would be
$43,200, which inconsiderably more than
the cost of maintaining the state tax
commissior. Tbe attorney general has
ruled that every person who rune a
wholesale and retail liquor business in
tbe surne place must have two licenses,
one from the federal government and
out from tbe state.
Fishing industry Big.
The 21at annual report of the state
fibih commissioner, which has been filed
i with the governor, snows that the fish
: ing industry in Washington in 1910
netted the »urn of |7,500,504 The big
ruue come every four years and the last
I one was in 1909, and last ye«r was the
best off year the industry has experienced
i since 1903. The report shows that, there
I are 12,162 people at work in the fishing
! business and iast year they earned
The new employes' coin pension com
j mission met on Thursday, June b, and
, formally ratified the selection of George
A. Lee an chairman and Howard L
Hindley of Spokane as secretary of the
I commission, and adopted the name of
Industrial Insurance Commission, which
will be used on their letter beads. It is
found that it will be necessary for the
' commission to have a suite of offices
down tnwn in Oljmpia for the clerrtt
force in addition to the offices in the
state house, aa it waa found to be im
possible to house the whole department
in the state house. As soon as possible
the commission will mak* a tour of the j
stnte to get in touch with local coudi- ;
tions in the various parts of the state
and to explain the workings of the uew
law, aud will appear before the vnrn v*
commercial bodies in each of the ;l
Where Ignorance Is Bliss.
It is evident that one man in Wash
ington thinks that Philander C. Kuox
of Washington, I) (\,is the secretary of
state of the state of Washington, as I.
M. Howell has received through the mail
a check for $2 to pay for an automobile
license made out to Philander C. Kuox.
It huß been decided by Secretary Howetl
to send the check back to the sender for
correction, rather than to forward it to
Washington, 1). C , to the federal official
Charged to Excessive Speed.
According to the report of the state
track inspector, which has been tiled with
the railroad coin mission, the wreck which
occurred on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound railway in Adams county
on Memorial Day was the result of "ex
cessive speed.'" He found that the track
and equipment was in good condition,
but the train was wrecked, as it was
running too fast while rounding a curve.
Anent Employer of Labor.
According to a ruling made by the
supreme court in a Pierce county case
the employer of labor assumes all re
sponsibility for the age of his workers,
and assumes all risk when he employs a
boy under the age of fourteen years.
even though the father of the boy says
that he is over sixteen.
THE NEW M. E. CHURCH.
Will Be Dedicated August 6--Pipe
The new brick M. E. church is neariug
completion and will be dedicated on the
6th of August. A two manuel pipe
organ has been bought and will be
shipped from Boston in time to be put
in place before dedication day. Outside
of the collpge organ at Pullman it will
be the * qual of any in the Inland Em
pire. Spokane is said to have no better.
It is the purpose to have an organ re
cital soon after dedication of the church
buiidiug, an event to be looked forward
tj with interest.
The Coplj memorial window is ex
pected to arrive today and will be put
in place tomorrow. This window was
contributed by the Sunday hchool child
ren in honor of Henry Coply, eoperiu
tendent of the school for many years
during pioneer days.
The Sunday school room is about
complete, sufficient to allow the Sunday
school to meet and services to be held
therein next Sunday. There will be no
services in the eveuing.
Brother Jones is receiving congratu
lations on all sides for the good work
he has done during the brief time he has
been in Colfax. It shows what energy
and push will do.
THE CLAN MXROSKEY.
Great Gathering at Horn* of G. H.
McCroskey of Pullman.
The clan McCroekey gathered 75 I
strong Tuesday at the home of George
H. McCroskey in Pullman, the occasion
being the 50th anniversary of hie birth.
It was a family reunion, intended to in
clude all the McCroskeys in this part of
the Inland Empire. It ia said that 75
gathered, including husbands, wives and i
children, there being many others that ;
could not attend. It was a notable
There are three branches of the !>!
Croskey family living in the Palouse. '
The late J. P. T. MeCroskey was the '
pioneer as well as the oldest of the ciaD,
being the second settler on Tennessee
fiat. From the loins of the three heads
of this family have sprung a numerous,
virile and intelligent class of men and
women that have been conspicuous in '
the business, professional and educa
tional life of this part of the Inland Em- j
Thoee who assembled at the home of
George H. McCroskey Tuesday enjoyed '
a big feed and a family reunion that they
will never forget. Several pictures of
the group were taken.
Colfax was represented by County !
Auditor S. M. McCroskey and family, R.
L. McCroskey and family, Milton P. Mc-
Croskey and family, Virgil T. McCroskev
and Marshall McCroskey and bis youDg '
Hoi For Irondale.
The excursion to Irondale will leave
here Monday, June 26, going to the
Puget Sound city over the Milwaukee,
St. Paul & Puget Sound railway. A
. round trip rate has been provided with
;in the reach of all. It will be an excel
lent opportunity to inspect the steel
1 plant at Irondale, to make side tripe to
the navy yard at Bremerton, Victoria,
B. C, and other points of interest. The
\ trip can be made profitable from more
viewpoints than one.
PRICE KITE CENTS.
PEOPLE GEI CONTRACT
MainandMill Streets to Be Laid
Contract Price Call* for $76,111 67
--Island. Upton, Wall, Spring
and Canyon Streets, Connecting
Main and Mill, to Be Paved.
t'olfax citr cuiutil met IfoodßJ oight,
Major MTeioberg in the chair ami all
In the matter ol a city park, tbeeOßß
cil coincided with the view to buy and
improve the property belonging to the
1 oogregational people for a park, it be
ing reported that tbe Mj rick property
adjoining could DOl be boogbt to add to
it. Tht- proposed park, therefore, while
it will be Hiitaller than originally intend
ed will probably be a go just the name.
Tbe contract to conntruct the Dean
way Hewer wan let to tbe Colfax I'iumb
ing Co. for $135.
The council went into committee «.f the
whole to consider bid* for the paving of
.Main and Mill t>treet«, and five ntreeta
running into and connecting them, ac
cording to bid Hanked for and publinbed
in thin paper.
For bitulitbic pnvement the Warren
Construction Co. of I'ortlaud bid |7G,
J. F. Hill Pavieg Co. bid $70,080 call-
Ing for asphalt pavement.
Inland Empire 11 anna in Paving Co.
bid $69,862 .'JO for HaMMM material.
J. P. Hill Paving < o. ( nVred to do the
work for $<)!),07K lining nnphalt-concrete.
J. F. Hill Paving Co., u»*ing cr>ncrete,
offered to do tbe work for fOT.HDG.
0. EL Stratton, u«iug concrete, anked
X E. Ivee'n bid, (filling fur the same
material, wan |58 4 I tj.
The council, by a vote of 5 to 2, de
cided to accept tbe bid for bitulitbic
pavement, which ineluden tbe two im
provement dintriitH embraced in Main
and Mill Htreefannd certain rroPHHtreetf.
Couneilmen Perrine and Kirklund were
the two who voted against the bitulithic
Street committee was empowered to
repair rock walls at the court houne and
at Cooper lake as seemed best to the
committee. It is proposed to repair the
rock wall at Cooper lake, which is in an
unfinished condition in places, and then
til! in behind it, making Cooper street a
thoroughfare from end to end. The
Gazette has heretofore urged that this
work be done.
In the matter of making certain im
provements in Brown's addition, the city
engineer in making surveys found things
in a some what muddled condition, and
it was decided by the council to place
the matter in the hands of the city en
gineer and city attorney to unravel the
ekein so that all interests may be pro
The services of rock wall inspector
was dispensed with.
THE COLFAX POULTRY YARDS
Something Out of Usual in Raising
High Class Poultry.
E. H. itosenkranz baa something to
show people who visit bis poultry yards
in the south tod. it in not all fine
chickens with him, but, the general ar
| raDtement of things where he ke»-ps bis
, high-bred Leghorns is all bin own and
! ie worth g >ing to nee, particularly by
[ those engaged in ruining poultry. Mr.
Rosen kraoi ban boff, brown and white
Leghorns, each it Kpsrttc houses and
pens, not too ilhdv congregated under
the came roof. A runway is provided
for each pen, where the bird? can take a
. duet bath and gtiie out into the opeu,
albeit wire screening keeps each group
| together. The chicks, of which there are
hundred* of al! sissfl and conditioae, have
the run of a three-acre alfalfa patch oo
the hillside above the bouse, when a score
or more of coops are placed to house the
little fellows at night and for rest and
shelter when inclination dictates.
The 10 acres belong to Mr. Roeen
kranz ie an ideal home, where garden
and field have a happy blending, and a
berry patch of ail varieties and a young
orchard with a future before it, in addi
tion to the poultry yards, make it a
favorite epo* within the city limit* of
Co.'faz to conjure with. Kosenkranz also
has a beautiful Jersey cow and several
stands of bees, and may be said to live
in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Sack Contract Awarded.
In response to call (or bide the Farm
ers" Union awarded a contract for 406,
--000 wheat bags at $7 per hundred, and
for 1150,000 oat bags at $G. 85 per
hundred to Balfour, (iuthrie & Co., for
delivery July 10, at Colfax, Diamond,
Almota, Endicott, Lee Siding and Mock
onema. The bids were received last
Saturday bnt the award was not made