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    Whitman County Gazette|Jan 19, 2023

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, January 21, 1898 WERE NOT DROWNED The Colfax Yukoners Are Safe in a Snug Cabin. The scare given the many friends and relatives of the Colfax party on the Yukon by the recent report of their drowning has subsided. It is positively learned that they are safe and comfortable as long and cold Arctic winter will permit of. In addition to the information give by THE GAZETTE last week that the party had been seen December 1st by Mr. Elmer of Gem, Idaho,...

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    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 17, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, November 19, 1897 Three Palouse Youths of Tender Years in Trouble In the female department of the county jail three youths of tender years lie awaiting the action of the court. They were brought down from Palouse Sunday by Constable Callison. On the night of November 5 the store of the W.S. Willis Co. Was entered through a broken window and a quantity of canned salmon, sardines and other eatables stolen. Three nights later the house of Heistand &...

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    Whitman County Gazette|Nov 3, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday November 5, 1897 BRUTAL ASSAULT AT GARFIELD Mrs. Hugh Rogers Knocked Down at Her Door, The reign of terror in which the lawless element has held almost every portion of the county for weeks does not subside. The Garfield Enterprise gives the following account of a dastardy assault upon Mrs. Hugh M. Rogers, a lady once a resident of Colfax: Mrs. H. M. Rogers had an encounter with a prowling villain in her door yard Wednesday night, shortly before 8...

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    Oct 20, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday October 22, 1897 Wheat Shipments Small The railroad officials report that much less grain than usual is moving from Palouse country points for this senson of the year. October is usually the busy month with the railroads in this section of the state, but the business now is not much greater than during the ordinary months. This comes from the fact that the farmers, for the most part, are holding their wheat for higher prices, the boom that occurred in wheat early in the season having given them conf...

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    Oct 6, 2022

    8 Years Ago From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, Oct. 8, 1897 The Colfax Band. The band held a meeting and rehearsal last Monday evening, the first held since July. Since Prof. Read left the band has been seeking a new director, and Prof. Brinsmead, from Ft. Keogh, Mont., has been secured for the place. The membership will be about the same as formerly, as also the instrumentation. In connection with the band there will be conducted a string orchestra, also under the leadership of Prof. Brinsmead,...