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PRESIDENT SAYS SO
Tlioro Cm Ho No Imperialism
With ISoth Sides Opposed.
People Happy Except Those Who
Thrive Host in Hard Time* and
in Good Ones Make Trouhle.
New Y*ork,March .'! —At the fourteenth
nonual dinner of the Ohio society I'reni
deat Mrkinlcv said, in response to the
toast, "The President," and amid tre
"It has been some year* since I was
lirvt your guest Much has happened in
tbe meantime. We have had onr blew
i;v's and our burdens and Mill have
both. We will soon have legislative nn
sorance •>f the. continuance of the gold
standard, with which we measure our
exchange, and we have the open door
in the fur cant through which to market
No Alliances or Entanglements.
"We are neither in alliance nor antag
onism nor entanglements with any for
eign power, 'nit mi terms of amity and
cordiality with all. We luiy from all of
them and hcII to all of them and our
sales exceeded our purchases in the pant
two years l-y over $ 1,000,000.000. Mar
kets li'ivc been increased and mortgages
have been reduced. Interest h;is Fallen
and wages have advanced. The public
debt is decreasing. The country in well
to-do. Its people for the most part nn>
happy and contented. They have good
times and are on good terms with the
nations of the world.
A Word for Calamity Howlers.
"There are. unfortunately, those
among us, few in number, I am Bure.who
seem to thrive best under bad times and
who when good times overtake them in
the United States fevl constrained to put
us on bad terms with the rest of man
kind. With them I can have no sym
pathy. I would rather give expression
to what I believe to be the nobler and
most universal sentiment of my country
nun in the wish not only for our peace
and prosperity, but for the peace and
prosperity of all the nations and peo
ples of the earth.
The AVar and Its Results.
"After thirty-three years of unbroken
peace came an unavoidable war. Hap
pily the conclusion was quickly reached
without a suspicion of unworthy motive
of practice or purpose on our part and
with fadeless honor to our arms. I can
not forget the quick response of the peo
ple to the country's need and the quar
ter of a million men who freely offered
their lives for their country's service. It
was an impressive spectacle of national
strength. If demonstrated our mighty
reserve power, and taught us that large
standing armies are unnecessary when
every man is a 'minute man,' ready to
join the ranks for national defense.
"Out of these recent events have come
to the United States grave trials and re
sponsibilities. As it was the nation's
war, so are its results the nation's prob
lem. Its solution r'sts upon ih all. It
is too serious to stifl '. It is too earnest
for repose. No phrase or catch word can
cancel the sacred obligation. No use of
epithets, no aspersion of motives by
those who differ will contribute to that
sober judgment bo essential to right con
clusions. Ko political outcry can abro
gate our treaty of peace with Spain or
absolve us from its solemn engagements.
It is the people's question and will be
until ith determination is written out in
their enlightened verdict.
"We must choose between manly doing
and base desertion. It will never be the
latter. It must be soberly settled in
justice and g"od conscience, and it will
be. Righteousness which exalteth a
nation must control in its solution. No
great emergency has arisen in this na
tion's history and progress which has
not been met by the sovereign people
with high capacity, with ample strength
and with unflinching fidelity to every
honorable obligation. Partisanship can
hold few of us against solemn public
duty. We have this set often demon
strated in the past as to mark unerring
ly what it will be in the future. The na
tional sentiment and the nation's con
science was never stronger or higher
than now. There has been a re-union of
the people around the holy altar conse
crated to country, newly sanctified by
common sacritices. The followers of
Grant and Lee have fought under the
same Bag and fallen for the same faith.
Tarty lines have loosened, and the ties
of union have been rooted in the hearts
of the American people. Political pas
sion has altogether subsided, and p. tri
otism glows with inextinguishable fervor
in every home in the land. The flag has
been sustained on distant seas and
islands by the men of all parties and
sections and creed * and races and na
tionalities, and its stars are only those
of radiant hope to the remote peoples
over whom it floats.
Groundless Fears of Imperialism.
"There can be no imperialism. Those
who fear it are against it. Those who
have faith in the republic are against it,
so that it is universal abhorrence for it
and unanimous opposition to it. The
only difference is that those who do not
agree with us have no confidence in the
virtue or capacity or high purpose or
good faith of this free people as a civil
i/.inir agency, while we believe that the
country of free government which the
American people have enjoyed has not
rendered them faithless and irresolute,
but has titted them for the great task
of fitting up and assisting to better con
ditions those distant peoples who have,
through the issue of battle, become our
wards. Let us fear not. There is no
occasion for faint hearts, no excuse for
regrets. Nations do not grow in strength
and the cause of liberty and law is not
advanced by the doing of easy things.
The harder the task the greater will be
the result, the benefit and the honor. To
doubt our power to accomplish it is to
lose faith in the soundness and strength
of our popular institutions. The liber
ators will never become the oppressors.
A self-governed people will never permit
despotism in any goverumeut which
they foster and defend.
New Care Cannot be Shifted.
"Gentlemen, »ye have the new care and
cannot shift it. And breaking np the
camp of care and isolation let us brave
ly and hopefully and soberly continue
the march of faithful service and falter
not until the work is done. It is not
possible that seventy-five millions of
free men are unable to establish liberty
and justice and good government in our
new possessions. The burden ie our op-
portuoity. The opportunity is greater
than the burden. May God give us
strength to bear the one and wisdom no
to embrace the other as to carry to our
distant acquisitions the guarantees of
'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
Itusy Day In Husinesn.
Saturday wan a splendid buHiness day
in Colfax. The town was crowded with
people, and all were busy at the stores
"applying their needs for the season of
plowing and sowing just opening, Husi-
Bess houses generally reported an excel
lent trade in all lines, and this was es
pecially true in implements necessary for
Htirring the soil—plows, harrows and
seeders. Food supplies and working
clothing were also in large demand, and
cash miH generally paid, showing that
reserve funds are on hand to carry the
people through the season of activity
now at hand oil the farms, in which hun
dreds of thousands of acres will be
planted to wheat and other grains in the
Assebsor Si lor Adopts a
Assessor Siler has adopted a new rule
in the allowance of exemption for indebt
edness to that heretofore followed, which
bas-been ho productive of confusion and
inequalities. The following supplement
ary instruction to field deputies has been
issued by the assessor:
"On account of the many complica
tions that may arise in the matter of
allowing offsets against credits, under
the new form of affidavit, a sample of
which we handed you in the assessors'
meeting, I have decided to handle this
part of the assessment direct from this
"If a private citizen, firm or company,
by a partner or agent thereof, makes
claim for offsets, advise him, or either of
these parties, us the case may be, to call
at my office personally, if possible, and
in the event of their not being able to
do this, take a memorandum of their
claim, or claims, and Forward said mem
orandum to me by earliest mail. ] will
then endeavor to adjust the matter in a
manner satisfactory to ali concerned be
fore the assessment is written up on the
"This system is followed by other
counties and has given entire satisfac
tion. The field deputies, not being fa
miliar with the law and requirements of
the affidavit, will, necessarily, meet with
many cases demanding special adjust
ments, consequently, I "think it best not
to allow a deputy to give offsets against
credits, as frequently they conflict credits
with other personal property."
REMEDY FOX SMALLPOX
Said to Be Infallible In Scarlet
Fever As Well.
Smallpox is gradually gaining a foot
hold at different points in Whitman
county. There are cases at several
points, the latest to develop being that
of ('has. Westinghous;' at Colton. There
are 20 or 30 cases about Seltice .Junc
tion also, and others are likely to ap
pear at any time and place. In view of
the situation, the following advice may
be of interest and possibly of service:
When Jenner discovered the cow
pox in England the world of science
hurled an avalauche of fame upon his
head, but when the most scientific school
of medicine in the world, that of Paris,
published this recipe as a panacea for
smallpox it passed unheeded. It is un
failing as fate, and conquers in every
instance. It is harmless when taken by
a well person. It will also cure scarlet
fever. Here is the recipe:
'Sulphate of zinc, one grain; foxglove
(digitalis), one grain; half a teaspoon
ful of sugar; mix with two teaspoonsfu!
of water. When thoroughly mixed add
four ounces of water. Take a teaspoon
ful every hour. Either disease will dis
appear in twelve hours. For a child
smaller doses, according to age. If
counties would counsel their physicians
to use this there would be no need of
pest houses. If you value advice and
experience use this for that terrible dis
Farmers' Club at Tekoa.
The farmers in this vicinity met in the
council chamber Saturday and organized
a farmers' club, says the Tekoa Topic.
There was a good attendance, and
all present took an active part in the
proceedings. County Commissioner A.
15. Willard was elected chairman aud K.
W. Tyler secretary of the meeting. The
chairman announced the object of the
gathering, stating that it was for the
purpose of getting the farmers together
regularly at some convenient place where
they can exchange ideas and give their
experiences along agricultural and other
lines. No farmer is debarred from be
coming a member, and farmers' wives
are also eligible to membership. The
new organization begins with a member
ship of 18. There is a disposition on
the part of some of the members to de
velop the club into a branch of the
grange society. A committee consisting
of P. P. Connell, N. .1. Flint and A. J.
Sherrod was appointed to draft a con
stitution and set of bylaws for the
guidance of the members of the organ
Kighth Grade Examinations.
School Superintendent Roberts has re
ceived from state superintendent of pub
lic instruction the list of questions to
be used in the eighth grade examination
of pupil-. If a pupil succeeds in passing
successfully these questions, he will be
entitled to enter upon a high school
course, and will receive a state diploma
which will admit him to any high school
in the state without further examina
tion, and to the state normal schools.
A date some time in April will b? eet for
the first examination.
Ranker Uouts a Robber.
J. EL Garrison, cashier of the bank of
Thornville, Ohio, had been robbed of
health by a serious luni* trouble until
he tried Dr. Kind's New Discovery for
consumption. Then he wrote: "It is
the best medicine I ever used for a severe
cold or a bad case of lunj; trouble. I
always keep a bottle on hand." Don't
suffer with coughs, colds, or any throat,
chest or lung trouble when you can be
cured co easily. Only 50e and $1.00.
Trial bottles free at The Kik Drugstore,
F. J. Stone, Prop,
T;ike Dr. Buck's Celery, Sareaparilla
and Dandelion Compound,the beet blood
purifier and liver tonic. Only at The
Elk Drug Store.
Money to loan on city property at 7
• per cent, repayable iv easy monthly in
! stallments. J. A. Pebkhts & Co o
COLFAX r.AZI-TTI-. O>LFAX. WASHINGTON, MARCH 9, 1900.
LOTS OP TAX MONEY
Payments for February Smashed
All Previous Kecords.
ManyJTook Advantage.of the Three
Percent ltebate and Paid the
Keal Tax in Full.
The tax receipts at the office of Treas
urer Windus for the month of February
Hniashed all records for any single pre
vious month, notwithstanding that thiH,
bein^ the first taxpaying month of the
year, is usually the lowest. Taxes be
came receivable Fet ruary .">. la the L'-'i
succeeding days of the mouth |63,479.79
were receipted for; but the runb was so
great that many of the mail reuiittan
ces remain untouched uh yet, and can
not even be entimated. Suffice to Bay,
that the bi« office Bafe is loaded with
these, and they will greatly swell the
amount. That for which receipts had
been issued up to March 1 was is', per
cent of the total tax lew for the year
paid in the tirHt 2-' i days'. Of the total
amount, §27,000 was real estate tax
and $29,131 personal: Of the real, 95
per cent was paid in full in order to take
advantage of the 3 per cent rebate al
lowed on real tax if paid before March
8. This was aot paid under compulsion
and plainly shows easy money condi
tions prevailing. Those taking advant
age of the rebate clause of the law saved
•^702.77. The remaining ~> per cent of
real tax were half payments.
The payments for the different years
were as follows- For 180!), $56 197 21;
for LB9B, 16,584.41; for 18(J7, $225 95;
for 1896, 185.10; for 1895, $(.)4 09; for
L 894, $91.42; for 1893, $291.55. For
the years prior to 1893 the collections
go to the current expense fund and are
not included in the above.
Other receipts of the county for the
mouth were: Fees of officers, $ 1161.30;
taxes prior to 1893,5131; miscellaneous,
$20. Total, 11318.30. This, added to
the tax collections, brings the total re
ceipts of Whitman county for the month
of February to $64,798.09.
The disbursements for the month were:
From school district fund, $0,;52'J.01;
special school fund, $3,527.91; road
district fund, road and bridge
fund, $628.70; current expense fund,
.$5,872.4:5. Total, $16,336 49.
The total receipts for January were
$16,876.20, and the disbursements #22,
--286.12, bringing the county's income
since January Ito $81,674.29, an i the
disbursements to $38,022.01.
All over the state tax payments were
larger for the mouth than ever before.
In Spokane county over .SIOO,OOO were
paid in. In Columbia county in the en
tire year of 1898 but 1045 tax receipts
were issued, and in 1899 but 1147.
During February alone this year 1018
tax receipts were issued.
Badly Broken Ijpj».
While working with hi* team in the
timber five miles north of Farmington
»ne day lant week, M. Parkins had both
bones of his right leg broken a little be
low the knee. A chain broke, the lag
Hying back ago hint his log, the blow be
ing ho heavy as to drive one of the
bones through the flesh. Mr. I'arkins
was alone at the time, the nearest house
being his home a quarter of a mile dist
ant. He was afraid to summon them to
him, lest they should faint at sight of
his wound; ho he managed to crawl to
and unhitch his team, climbed on one of
the horses and rode home. Dm. Lent;
and Grimm were summoned from Farm
ington as quickly as possible, but upon
arriving they found the limb greatly
swollen. They succeeded in setting it
successfully, however, and the uufortun
ate man is reported to be doing well.
The physicians think the limb can be
saved, although it is an unusually severe
It is very hard to Ptand idly by and
see our dear ones suffer while awaiting
the arrival of the doctor. An Albany
(N. V.) dairyman called at a drug store
there for a doctor to come and pee his
child, then very sick with croup. Not
finding the doctor in, he left word for
him to come at once on his return. lie
also bouirht a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy, which he hoped would
give Home relief until the doctor should
arrive. In a few hours he returned, Bay
ing the doctor need not come, as the
child was much better. The druggist,
Mr. Otto Scholz, says the family has
since recommended Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to their neighbors and friends
until he has a constant demand for it
from that part of the country. For
sale by all druggists.
J. B. Brown, the enterprising plumber,
has moved his shop from the corner of
Canyon and Main streets to the build
ing next door to Dingle's brick black
smith shop, on Main street, south of
Canyon, lie is now fixed up better than
ever to supply the wants of his custom
If you would have the best blood
purifier and tonic, get Dr. Buck's Celery,
Sarsaparilla and Dandelion compound.
Only at The Elk Drug Store,
Ciunther's fine chocolates and bon
bous, at The Elk Drug Store,
IF. W. Goff Agt. Phexix Jns. Co,
A .'* Tea £££
V' ■ <fXjr for
•^-^^O^ et lfie win^ bluster and
An j pretty maids' tresses blow free;
There's comfort awaiting at home —
Japan's best and most fragrant tea.
1 *TS V\ f) V"l
CAM, FOR REPUBLICAN I'KI-
The republican electors of Whitman county
are hereby notified that there will be prim
aries held in the variooa precincts of the
county on Saturday, March 10. 1900, in the
country precincts from 2 to 4 o'clock p. m
and in the city precincts from 1 to 7 o'clock
P. tn to elect delegates to the county conven
» iqm" ht; !d- m Colfax on Thursday, March
-.-• J. 800 ' ,at,"- " dock p. m., for the purpose of
eiec.iDg delegates to the republican state con
vention to be held at Ellensbur^ on Thursday,
April 5, 1900. Kach precinct will elect the
following number of delegates:
Precinct ReprYnt'n. Precinct. ReprVnt'u.
i Union to wo 2 30 tJuy 4
\ Clinton 2 31 Kwartsville"!."" 2
3 hranham 2 32 Harper.. . 3
: I" 0™6 8 33 Coin (St. John) ..2
5 Fannington 3 34 Union 1
° Lone Pine 1 35 Thornton 3
I «»»"» 86 Colfax, 2d ward .6
9 Isorth CJolfaj .. .88 Rosalia, city.... 3
10 Onecho 1 39 Uniontown, city..-'
! I B, atß 40 Oake ß dale, city 4
J2 Almota 41 S. Pullman, city .5
. ienawawa 42 Garfield, city. 4
14 button. 43 Farmington, dty.3
15 hndicott 3 44 V. Palouse, city .3
16 Pine City 45 Colton, city 2
17 Rock Creek 46 Colfax. Ist ward..:".
l.> South Coif ax.... 3 47 Sunset ... 1
19 Texas l 4s Matlock ... 1
20 Diamond 3 4.) Cottonwood... .2
21 Pampa ... 50 Hooper . . 1
22 Mouth Rock Crk.l 51 N. Pullman, city.3
23 Klberton 3 52 W. Palouse, city..3
24 Staley (Johnson). 53 Colfax, 3d ward 3
25 1 3koa 54 Turnbow 2
26 Colton 4 55 Bethel 2
27 Pullman 3 56 Klbetton, city . 2
28 (iartield 3 57 Hay 2
29 Oakesdale 3 __
J. N. PICKBBLL, Chairman.
Light Lumber Drive.
Wm. Codd began Monday his loir
drive from the upper Palouse to his mill
at Colfax. The demand for lumber has
been large for two years, and Mr. Codd
expected to meet it with a drive of
4,000,000 feet of saw timber; but the
suowless winter has been a most disap
pointing one and he has been unable to
place in the water quite half this
amount. He estimates that his drive
will be 1,700,000 or 1,800,000 feet only.
He had cut in the woods fully 4,000,000
feet, but the almost entire lack of snow
made it impossible to put the entire cut
in the water. This is one of the ill ef
fects of a mild and open winter, such as
the Palouse country has just passed
Ciray Bound Over.
Sam <). Gray, who was last week ar
rested in Idaho for defrauding Colfax
and Moscow banks, in being held at
Moscow for trial. In a preliminary hear
ing given him there before Justice Griffin
he was held to the grand jury under
$800 bonds. The charge against him
is forgery of wheat receipts of the Pa
cific Coast Elevator Company, which he
cashed at the banks to the amount of
over $600. He was positively identified
by Cashier Coman of the First National
Bank of Colfax, where he procured $313,
and by the cashier of the Moscow bank.
He strenuously denies his guilt.
Experience is the best teacher, use
Acker's Knglinh Remedy in any case of
coughs, colds or croup. Should it fail
to give immediate relief money refunded.
25 cts and 50 cts. The Elk "Drugstore.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money if
it fails to cure. K. W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25c #
Stone'w Cough-Not cures coughs and
colds. 25 and 50c, only at The Elk
Miss Maud Anderson, eye specialist,at
the jewelry store of T. Lomraasson.
lives tested free o
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance,
]'>etween Colfax and Pullman,
Wednesday, March 21
Commencing at 10 o'clock a. m.
The following property:
S head Work Horses, 4 Steel Harrowp,
•2 Work Mnles, 8 Gang Plowa,
Cows and Calves, 2 Walking Plow?,
10 Sets Dbl Harness, 1 Bob Sled,
8 Wagons, 1 Disc Harrow,
4 Header Boxes, 1 Breaking Plow,
2 Seeders, Harvester King Binder
1 Mowing Machine, 1 Cider Mill,
lllayßuke, 1 Chop Mill,
1 Land Roller, 1 11-foot Header,
3 Bbls Cider Vinegar, and other articUa too
numerous to mention, usually found on a well
TERMS OF SALE—Amounts of §10 or
under, cash; amounts over §10, credit will be
given until November 1, J<)00, WITHOUT
INTEREST, on approved note; or 5 per cent
discount for cash.
C. N. CLAEK
Leave orders at Barroll &
Mohney's Hardware Store.
G. W. PALMER,
Livery, Feed and Sale
Fine Turnouts of All Kinds
Beat attention given to transient stock.
Horses fed by the day or week.
Telephone Main 12.
MILL STREET, COLFAX, WASH
BAEKOLL & MOHNEY
*-• • • .•* » »* a- — *%»
CARLEY'S ROLLER FEED MILL
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of its features:
No Burrs to Wear Out.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
All t-izes up to t\K, tons capacity per hour.
■Manufactured by CAKLKY IRON AYOKKS, I'olfax, Wash.
£p >£ i£ Ski'lai k <*c largest in the Palous* Coontrj
CITY JEWELItY STORE
To Property Owners
I have positive information that the population of Eastern Washington will
increase several thousand during the coming Spring and Summer, and I have
made arrangements with eastern connections who will have a large number
of these parties to visit Whitman County.
All persons wishing to dispose of their holdings (whether city or country) will
not have a better opportunity and should list their property with me at once.
Call ami gret full particulars. No charge lor listing.
GEO. H. LEXXOX, Colfax
THE FIKST NATIONAL BANK
Of Col lax, Washington.
CAPITAL, - - 900,000.00.
LEVI ANKENY, Pres. JULIUS LIPPITT, Vice Pres. EDWIN T. COMAN, Gamier.
"The strength of a bank lies in the conservative
management of its assets."
OIiDKST KATIOXAIi HANK IN THK PALOUSK COUNTHY
J. A. Perkins & Co. &3g*»
<S1 Ofl OHO to loan on farms in the Palouse
country. ,\ No delay in closing loans.
CITY PROPERTY FOR BALE. Office-in -|> * r*l7 flf\T T? A V
(■KNKRAL Fli;i-; IXSf KANCK AGENTS 15Aj\ IV \J t VOLlt AX
HARRY EATON, President. JNO. F. FULLER, Manager.
WASHINGTON ABSTRACT CO.
Abstracts furnished to all the lands and town lots in Whitman County. A complete and
reliable set of books, up to date.
Notary Public in office. R.oms 15 ami Hi, Ellis Block, Colfax
THE WHITMAN ABSTRACT CO.
R. G. HARGRAVE, Manager.
Abstracted and Conveyancers. Only Complete set of abstract books in Whitman County
SECOND NATIONAL BANK OF COLFAX
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Alfred Coolidge, President. Aaron Kuhn, Vice President. Chan. E. Scriber, Cashier.
COEY MERCANTILE CO.
V^V^JL^I KOCKFOKD, WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade 52.25, Biickskin 52.00 per cord, by carload
/"I ri 1* Agent for the Well known Rambler bicycle with G &J
I --- f±f\ I Al'llAlinQl tirt"- Also guns, ammunition, sewing mtebines, and
\ir"\/. VAll l\ II all kinds of bicycle repairing and ronnnlth work. Cor
VV vviJiVHUUj Canyon and Main sts.. Colfax, Wash.
Pioneer Drug Store,
W. J. HAMILTON, Propr.
Prescription "Work a Specialty.
A complete stock of
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals,
Soaps, Brushes, Perfumeries,
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Notions, Books, Stationery.
Telephone No. 37. Main Street, Colfax
always obtains at Barroll A Mobaej'g
wlier- you can always buy the best qual
ity and best makes ol carpenters'tools
and builder**' hardware at lower prices
for tine quality than at any other place
"i I'olfax. Our k r (MM j H afe n || M t||(i
pquare and they last longer and give
better service than any others made.
It will pay you to examine
Tracts in all Variety.
Some were taken under mortgage
and must be sold.
I Farming and Pasture Lands.
Fruit and Gardening Tracts,
Houses and Lots in Colfax, Pull
man, Palouse and Moscow.
Also my residence.
I. B. HARRIS, Propr.
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Fish and Game in season.
There is no iluubt ahout the quality of the
meats sold from the blocks of this market —
it is the BEST.
The highest market price paid for cattle
South Main Street, Colfax.
Only six Bearings.