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will be necessary to attract the attention of his
constituency away from the great pyrotechnic dis
play constantly being engineered by Governor
Mead who is now in the saddle. To unhorse Mead
is the constant hope and effort of Cosgrove. He
has ten months within which to see a hundred
thousand voters and ask them to put in a vote for
him at the primaries. While he is walking from
place to place and paying his own expenses in a
frugal way, he sees or dreams of Mead riding at
the head of great military and civic processions, _
mounted upon the most gaily caparisoned livery
and banqueting at the royal boards of fortune,
placing himself upon this great plane of superior
ity at the expense of the public treasury of the
state filled from the pockets of the toiling masses.
It is this that makes the road to opulence and
power a hard one for Cosgrove to travel. That is
the reason Cosgrove fa asking democrats as well as
republicans to support him.
Cosgrove's candidacy is interesting because he
is a common sort of man. The republicans have
not been used to giving their support to any but
those who have been favored by fortune—to those
who have submitted themselves as creatures at a
shrine of gold. Cosgrove tells -the people he is not
that sort of man, and furthermore that if he should
be so fortunate as to be rewarded according to his
prayers, he and he alone will be governor.
The above is an estimate one draws upon meet
ing Judge Cosgrove, shaking his hand, looking
into his deep brown eyes and listening to his voice
as it filters through his ripples of laughter, and
finally growls from the depths of a veritable cat
eract as he tells the unfitness of the other fellows.
Judge Cosgrove may or may never be governor
of Washington. His influence for good or evil may
be stifled from an executive point of view; it prob
ably will be. But the fact remains that he..has set
the wheels of politics moving, even in local circles.
Since the Judge left to follow Mead through Ferry
and Okanogan counties the echoes of a consider-
able excitation can he heard from persons having
an itching to taste tlie sweets of political success.
Only ten months to the beginning of the next po
litical campaign. . .
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Stevens county-r some day in the near future it
can be written that way. We are here to help.
Wall street, Ccrtelyou, republican rule. Shall
rot we three try to meet again? But where?
The Valley Tribune was the first exchange re
ceived at this office. This courtesy of Mr, Wait is
And so Harriman has at last landed Stuyvesant
Fish. Harriman's ability to successfully angle for
this big Fish variety undoubtedly comes from long
experience and increasing capability in catching
Hon. W. C. Jones of Spokane, ex-congressman
from eastern Washington, was in the^ity Saturday
and Sunday and this office had the pleasure of a
several hours' visit from him. During Mr. Jones'
term in congress he gained a national fame as an
exponent of the money question and his speech be
fore the house of representatives was used as a
national campaign document. For three years he
was associated with F. Aug. Heinze in Montana
politics, and was one of the speakers on their cele
brated tour of the state in 1902. Mr. Jones has
been a resident of Spokane for 25 years and has
been a frequent visitor to Stevens county for 24
years. When he first passed through the county
in 1883 there were only two white women in the
Colville valley and the only hotel accommodation in
Colville was out at~the old fort, the buildings being
in charge of Jacob Stitzel after the soldiers were
removed. Asked as to the present money situa
tion Mr. Jones stated that while a panic might pos
sibly be started by the moneyed powers a contin
uation is impossible under the high state of pros
perity and demand for this country's products.
He sees no possible chance for the west to become
affected by any threats of calamity, and. predicts
that prices and wages will increase rapidly in the
near future on account of the immence demand
for western products. A section capable of great
production and with a growing market is not in a
"We Have the Earth
In Sufficient Qyantities to Supply Hdmes for All"
Also B. C. Timber Lands
City and Farm Property