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Republicans Were Careful in
the County Nominations.
Several Were Chosen To Succeed
TiieiiiHolvfg llknum- of Their
The election of a complete republican
county ticket will dear out root and
braad) the prolific source of scandals
imposed upon the people for the past
several year*. Since the election and
appointment of republicans to every of-
Bee in the county except that of superior
judge, petty bickerings, unwarranted
assumptions of authority and odorous
scandals have freighted the air only in
% that otiice. The election of a clean and
competent man like W. .1. Bryant, the
republican candidate, will invest the
high judicial office with the respectability
to which the people are entitled.
In frantic endeavors to injure Mr.
Bryaat'i candidacy, anti-republican
heelers have swarmed over the conntf
peddling the untruth that Mr. Bryant is
a youthful lawyer, without the ability
or training necessary to fit him for so
responsible a position. Mr. Bryant is
not a youth in either age or experience.
He is a few months the senior of hi*
democratic opponent, he is thoroughly
read in the law and grounded in justice.
His judgment is good and his temper
writable for the bench. He is not an
intriguer, and would be fully capable of
meting out jui'ice impartially, as the
law and the facts should demand.
The anti-republicans have also been %o
kind as to publish by word of mouth in
the quiet byways and political lanes
that Mr. Bryant is not to be seriously
thought of in the race; that it all lay's
between (had wick and Judge McDonald.
This is very kind of them, indeed. Wm.
J. Bryant has the large republican vote
at his back, and it will not desert him.
< >n the contrary, he is adding to it every
day from the ranks of his opponents by
acting the dignified ways of a gentleman
and a fit jurist instead of peddling false
hood and tiirnttamuiery over the fields.
Those lit in urn natcd.
Every "republican nominee on the
county ticket outside of Mr. Bryant and
\. A. Wilson tor prosecuting attorney,
has mow served in official capacities
which have tested their fitness for the
places for which they are now renomina
ted without a dissenting voice in a fully
represented republican convention.
Bach haw been again honored because
they have deserved well at the hands of
the party. Their respective offices have
been efficiently and honestly conducted.
Not a smoke puff of scandal has touched
them, because there has not been the
hidden tire to make the smoke.
Sheriff Canutt's Backbone.
Whitman county now has a sheriff
who is not only acting in that capacity,
but who actually is sheriff. His back
bone is as stiff and straight as his judg
ment in Bound and his executive ability
thorough When others have attempted
to meddle with the affairs and adminis
tration of bis office, with attempts at
such dictation as that from which other
sheriffs have suffered and to which some
have so often bowed because of fear of a
power above them, the meddlers have
found that Joe Cannutt is sheriff, and
not they. They have been sent about
their business. His administration of
the sheriffs office has been a clean and
conservative one, untainted with unholy
Hlfiaucra with any element in the habit
of "fixing" peace officers. His election
whs accomplished against a combina
tion of the saloon element, in favor of
the same opponent he has today; and
that element is bitterly fighting him
from many quarters now as then.
A. A. Wilson of Palouse, whom the re
publicans have chosen to stand for
prosecuting attorney, is an attorney of
prominence before the Whitman county
bar, and he has a wide acquaintance in
all quarters of the county. That ac
quaintance is favorable as touching up
on Mr. Wilson as a clean and honorable
man, while his ability as an advocate
and attorney at law is recognized as
fully sufficient for the place for which he
has been nominated. His opponent
carries no advantage in these regards
over Mr. Wilson, and there is more than
strong suspicion that he fails as an
equal in the latter.
William J. W indue has made a record
as treasurer of which bis party and
friends are proud, and upon this record
he received the unanimous endorsement
of the county convention for renomina
tion. His administration of this diffi
cult office has been systematic and busi
ness like, and his books are in the best
condition in the history of the county.
Mr. Wiudus has made an excellent treas
urer and deserves the support of not
only his own party, but of all citizens
who desire faithfuliiess and efficiency in
the handling of the county funds.
In the auditor's office John F. Corner
has demonstrated what honesty .coupled
with capability, is in a public office re
quiring tbe care and hard work found in
the duties of the auditor. Mr. Corner's
work has been well done, faithfully done,
honestly done. There have been no
grubs, no fingers in the public purse. He
was renominated unanimously because
oi these things, and the people will miss
it if they fail to pile up the votes for his
re elect iou.
\V. \V. Renfrew has conducted the
office of county clerk as it should be
conducted. His v\ork has Oeeu done in
the efficient manner characteristic of the j
man. His friends are legion, and he is
entitled to lead the ticket in votes, ac
he did two years ago.
Assessor Siler has not disappointed
the friends who urged him for assessor
iv 18'.)8. He has labored indefatigably
to bring order out of chaos in the assess
or's office and has succeeded remarkably
well in placing it upon a business like
basis and injecting some system into the
methods of assessment. A vote for Siler
is a vote in the right place.
School Superintendent Roberts has
done great work for the schools of Whit
man county. He has been active and
earnest in his endeavors to improve the
school system and prompt and accurate
in his reports to the state office, receiv
ing many compliments from that source
for his efficiency. He is entitled to re
election and will surely win.
Surveyor E. C. Murray has discharged
liin duties with a competency which few
civil engineers could equal and none sur
pass. His work has been of that accur
ate and painstakiug character from
which no complaints can arise. Mr.
Murray should and will succeed himself.
Coroner D. B. Crawford baa well at
tended to his unpleasant duties and has
kept an eye out to save expense to the
county wherever possible. Where cir
cumstances have been such as to show
the cause of death he has in many cases
saved large Bums by refusing to call in
quests, just that he might draw fees
while presiding. He has beeu faithful to !
the trust and is wanted again.
For the Legislature.
For legislative timber the republican
party took due deliberation and selected
only good and true men.
In the Sixth district no better choice
DO TV'iT* HOuml and honorable a citizen,'
could have been chosen for state senator I
than Bryan Westacott. He is a man of
character, of ideas, of soundness of judg
ment and the mental and moral stamina
to back what is right and condemn what
is wrong. Mr. Westacott should receive
the votes of men of every party.
A. W. I'erley, for representative from
the Sixth, is of the laboring element a
man of broad physique and still broader
intelligence. His heart is in the right
place. He has the will and the ability
m' do/ he People good in legislative halls.
Mr. I erley has arranged to spend some
time in addressing the voters of his dis
trict at various points before election
day, when he will explain his position
upon the important questions affecting
Ethan E. Smith of St. John bears the
respect and confidence of those among
whom he bas done business for several
years. They know his capabilities and
worth and urged his nomination upon
In the Seventh district Hon. Wilford
Allen of Pullman was renominated be
cause of the excellent record he made as
a representative at the last session of
the legislature. His zeal in every cause
contributing to the welfare of the people
of the state, and especially of his own
section was marked, and marked him
for re election.
E. J. Durham also nominated for rep
resentative in the Seventh, is a well-to
do farmer near Uniontown. He is a man
of broad ideas and the courage of hie
convictions. His place is on the right
side of questions affecting the welfare of
the farmer and business man, and he
keeps his place, Mr. Durham's election
will be the choice of a good man and the
For county commissioner in tbe Second
district f. K. Luce of Fallon was a most
excellent choice. He is a pioneer farmer
with the large business training so neces
sary for proper care of the large business
of the county, and is honest and upright
in every inch of his tall form.
In the Third commissioner district
Wrn. Huntley, rancher and business man
of Endicott, is thejrepublican nominee.
He is now filling the office by appoint
ment to a vacancy and making a most
excellent record. He is a keen financier
who has .made a notable success of his
own business affairs and who is capable
of doing the same with the county's—
just the man for the place.
FINED FIFTY DOLLARS.
Judge McDonald Assessed This To
In the celebrated case of Judge Mc-
Donald vs. Sheriff Canutt, the judge last
Friday placed a fine of $50 upon the
sheriff for contempt of court in telling
him that his actions in the Hugh Boyle
case were rotten. The sheriff has not
paid it, nor does he propose to until the
supreme court says for it to be done,and
has appealed the ease. Sheriff Canutt
has never denied what he said, and is
perfectly satisfied to pay the fine if the
supreme court says so, just for the priv
ilege of saying it.
At the close of (his case. Judge Mc-
Donald announced that he would call a
jury to try Hugh Boyle, who is accused
of assisting Clifford to break jail, and
that on short tune. He ordered the trial
for next Monday, September 2i, against
the protest of the prosecuting attorney
on such short notice, though but a little
while back he refused to call a jury for
the trials of Dan Binnard and P. Le
francis, charged with Sunday opening of
saloons. However, when he found it
necessary to try Boyle right quick he
ordered these cases advanced on the
docket and set for trial before the same
jury, but as yet it has not been done,
only the Boyle case being set down.
Following are the jurors subpoenaed
to appear Monday: W S Blair, J M
Beveridge, L A Brockway, A Britton, L
T 3rockway, Rosalia; J E Brown, O M
Bryeon, David Bicknpll, Garfield; C H
Buell. Amos D Baum, H C Baxter, Pull
man; W F Bernard, W L Batterson,
Oakesdale; J G Baumgartner, (J B
Brown, H Baumgartner, Elberton;-John
Bohn, Jack Bohn, Palouse; Joseph Bohle
Colton; Alex Bright, Sprague; W H
Bright, St John; John Brink, Penawawa;
H S Brink, Farmington; G I) Brown,
Ungine Rolled Over a Grade.
A Uniontown letter of Sunday says:
Yesterday the threshing engine of W'eiber
Bros., with stub tank and trap wagon
attached, went off the grade just above
the saddle on the Lewiston hill and rolled
several hundred feet down the canyon.
The engineer, Conrad Weiber, not being
able to get off, went over with it and
was quite badly hurt, having two ribs
broken, a terrible gash cut on the fore
head and part of a band taken off, be
sides internal injuries, the extent of which
are not yet known. He was brought to
his home in this city. It is thought
that the accident was caused by the
breaking of the guide chain.
Announcement is made of the coming
marriage, Wednesday, October 3, at
noon, of Miss Adah Grace Carter, eldest
daughter of Deputy Sheriff and Mrs. G.
B. Carter, to George L. Corner of Gar
field, brother of Auditor John F.Corner.
The ceremony will be performed at the
home of the bride's parents at Colfax.
Rev. J. W. Fleaher of the M. E. church
will be the otficinting clergyman.
Colfax College. Opening Exercises.
The formal opening exercises of the
college will be held in the college chapel
next Wednesday morniug at 10 o'clock.
President Pace will deliver a brief inaug
ural address and others will speak. All
intending students are urged to be
present at the opening exercises, and a
cordial invitation is extended to all to
be present. Miss Abbie Stites, accom
panied by her sister Josephine, arrived
Tuesday" morning from Grant's Paßt>,
Oregon. Miss Eva K. Thompson ar
rived Wednesday morning.
The state board of equalization made
no change in land valuation for Whit
man county, leaving it the same as in
1899, $4.80 an acre; but the improve
ment valuation on the lands was raised
from $2 to $2.50 an acre.
COLFAX (JAZKTTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 21, 1900.
A POPULIST TICKET
Call for a Convention to Be
Held At Spokane.
Full State Ticket, Two Congress
men and Four Presidential
Klectors To Be Nominated.
The genuine, middle-of-the-road popu
lists of Washington do not propose to
lie quietly down and submit to the bar
gain and sale by their party leaders,
from Governor Rogers down to ward
heelers, of their party to the democracy.
They are still fighting and are up in
arms airainst the treachery and deceit
which betrayed the party and are pre
paring to administer a few knockout
drops to the trail ore.
A few days ago J. B. Osborne of
Georgia, representing the national com
mittee of the peoples' party, appeared
in Whitman county in the interest of
the party. He had previously visited
other portions of the state, and after a
thorough canvass of Whitman county
conditions and consultation with lead
ing populists determined upon calling a
state convention for the purpose of
nominating a full state ticket, two con
gressmen and four presidential electors
with which to fight the old parties and
struggle for party life.
Mr. Osborne appointed as state or
gaoizerJ. H. St. Lawrence of Colfax,
chairman of the populist county central
A Call Issued.
The following official call was issued
Colfax, Wash., Sept. IS, 1900.—T0 the
Populists of Washington, Greeting:—ln so
much as the former leaders of the peoples
party in this state have absolutely surrender
ed our party organization to the democratic
party, leaving our party in great danger of
total disruption, we hereby call a mass state
convention, of the peoples party, to meet in
Spokane, at 10 o'clock a. m., October 2nd,
1900, for the purpose of nominating a full
state ticket, two congressmen and four presi
All populists who favor such action are in
vited to lie present and participate in the de
liberations of this convention.
J. B. Osborke,
Of Georgia, Representing the National
Committee of the Peopled Party.
J. H. St. Lawrence,
State Organizer for State of Washington.
All who anticipate coming to said conven
tion will kindly write J. B. Oaborne,Spokane,
Washington, care Grand Hotel.
Mr. Osborne has represented tbe na
tional committee in a number of states,
notably in Oregon, where he labored
hard for the defeat of fusion and the
preservation of the party before the
state election in June. He left Tuesday
night for Lewiston to attend a conven
tion there, but will return to Colfax and
make a speech at some date next week
not yet decided upon.
Mexican Money at Palouse.
For the past few days Palouse has
been flooded to a greater or leas extent
with Mexican half dollars from some
source unknown, says tbe Republic. It
is supposed, however, that they were
shipped in by some enterprising party
or parties at an approximate cost of 50
cents on the dollar, in U. S. currency.
According to New York quotations the
currency value of Mexican dollars is 46
cents. The only value of the coin in
this country is the bullion value, and
that can only be obtained after the
money is taken to the mint. There may
be severnl hundred dollars ol this money
in town, aud if one should inadvertently
get too much of it on hand he might
have to trade it cord for cord for his
Killed By Lightning.
It is seldom that deaths from thunder
bolts are reported from Eastern Wash
ington, but there was one a few nights
ago near Scott, in Adams county,
Clarence Daman, aged 21, a recent ar
rival from Ottumwa, lowa, was killed
by lightning. He was working with a
threshing outfit and was asleep near the
machinery when the fatal bolt struck
Cuts and Bruises Quickly Healed.
Chamberlain's Pain Balm applied to a
cut, bruise, burn, scald or like injury
will instantly allay the pain and will
heal the parts in less time than any
other treatment. Unless the injury is
very severe it will not leave a scar.
Pain Halm also cures rheumatism,
sprains, swellings and lameness. For
sale by all druggists.
1 am now prepared to do all kinds of
land business, homestead entries and
proofs, contests, etc. Have had 13 years
experience in land cases. W. A. Inman,
D. S. Commissioner, Colfax, Wash,
Averill & Co., Elberton. have put in a
new stock of groceries, dry goods and
tinware. (Jet their prices before buying 0
Organs for sale at cost at the Hoepner
drug store o
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance,
AMONG OF It FIRST-CLASS
WE CAN OFFEB YOl"
Dutch Ranch Butter
Home Made Bread
Full Cream 10-Pound Cheese
Hrme Made Jellies
LACEY & SHELDON,
Telephone Main 4M. Main St., Colfax, Wash.
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
LID DLL ta STABLE
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded at reason
H. M. LIDDLE, Propr.
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Falouse Country.
See him before baying.
ALL UOlMi REPUBLICAN.
A.I). Burnett, representing the Poet- I
intelligencer, and who baa been travel
ing quite extensively throughout east
ern Washington and Idaho, in answer to
an inquiry by The Gazette as to how he
found politics in his travels, said- "Oh
everything is going one way. Every
thing in leaning towards the republican
standard, and I am satisfied the state
will give us a tremendous majority. One
reason why I am so encouraged "is the
fact that every town and village now
has a flourishing republican club, where '
four years ago they could not raise a
corporal's guard. This great change
has been brought about through the sil
ver republicans coming bark to their
nrst love, and who have been joined in
a great many instances by old time
democrats, who believe in law and order
or are perfectly satisfied with the pros
perous state of affairs now existing.
"I was greatly amused one Saturday
afternoon a short while ago at Edwall,
in Lincoln county. A number of farm
ers had congregated in the postottlce,
which is also a general store, and of
course politics was uppermost. I could
see at a glance that they were about
equally divided betweeu republicans and
populists, and when they had all got
pretty well warmed up an old gentleman
threw a bomb shell into their midst by
saying Bryan would not have the ghost
of a show. 'Hello!' said half a dozen in
chorus, 'have you Hopped over too?'
i>o,% he said. 'Well, are you going to
vote for McKinley?' No; 1 'am going to
vote for Bryan; but I still say he will
not have the ghost of a show.'
"Well boys, the stillness after that
remark was so oppressive I left."
One of the eventful weddings of the
season was the marriage of Leslie J.
Smith and Miss Minnie Storment, which
occurred at the home of the latter's par
ents near Endicott, at 5 o'clock last
Sunday afternoon, September 10. Rev.
J. M. Preias was the officiating clergy
man, who solemnized the ceremony in
the presence of many relatives and
friends. L. J. Smith is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lillia Smith of Endicott. Many
friends extend congratulations.
Wanted—A bright office boy; good
penmanship. Apply by letter in own
handwriting; state age. The Deming
Investment Co., Colfax, Wasb o
Eacho, Larue k Co. have bargains in
fruit farms, wheat lands, stock ranches
and town property in Colfax, Pullman
and Garfield o
Ladies of the Baptist church will con
duct a dining room at the fair grounds
during the fair season.
Mrs. M. M. Donnelly, manager for the
Viavi remedies. Will mail a Health
Book on application o
F. A. Blackstone sells Mason & Ham
lin pianos and organs. The beat is tbe
Wanted —Girl for general housework.
Apply to Mrs. C. M. Boswell, Colfax,
Wanted—Girl for general housework.
Apply to Mrs. Leon Kuhn, Colfax»
Highest cash price paid for second
hand furniture at W. G. Busses,
H. W. Goff Aart. Phenix Ins. Co.
Blair Business College
Is tbe Leading Business Educational
Institution in the Northwest..
It has the largest attendance, the
most thorough equipment, and its grad
uates are holding the leading positions.
Our catalogue is the most handsome
and artistic ever printed in the Northwest
and will be mailed upon application.
H. C. Blair, Principal,
Cor. First and Post. Spokane, Wash.
Fall Term Opens
September 19, 1900.
Prepares for College; Trains for Busi
ness and Social Life; Helps those who
have not had early opportunities to get
started in the educational line.
The teaching is by practical teachers
For any further information apply to
F. N. ENGLISH, Principal,
Term Opens Sept. 2tf.
A High Grade Christian Home
School for Both Sexes. . . .
Preparatory Academic Normal and
Junior College Courses
Music and Art Departments
Able and Efficient Teachers
Terms moderate. For full information, call
on or address the president,
Rev. F. B. PACE,
tat. Vincent's Academy
WALLA WALLA, WASH.
A select Boarding School for young girls.
Gives a thorough education in all English
■ branches. Music, Fancy Work, Languages,
i etc. No compulsion with regard to religious
opinions. TERMS MODERATE.
Address, SISTER SUPERIOR.
Don't Send Away for Your Fall Supplies Before Calling on
C. HL MOORE,
WHOLESALE AMI RETAIL i
Groceries, Fruits and Produce
Hay, Grain and Poultry.
We carry only the beßt goods and cell at most moderate prices. We buy farm produce
and keep a general line of farmers' supplies, such as Willow Picking Ranked, Tubs and Wash
ers, lin and Uranite Cooking l Ttensils, Rope, Lanterns, Axle Grease, Ktc. We will pay you
CASH FOR POULTRY AND EGGS
and take them when delivered, any timn in the year.
Groceries, Hay and Grain Delivered Free.
Phone Main ii 4. Main Street. Colfas, Waßhington
.•iflifr *^us* Came to Town
y«jHjffy an(* inter a^es Wrappers
i^J^l? 1! 1 1&-3E5SE V(' Guarantee a Fit.
Don't forget us when you need Hats, Caps, or Shoes. On.r line in eonplate.
NOTIONS A SPECIALTY.
THE BEE HIVE, "SSS.
Hotel Colfax, J-D-Hagan 'Prol)rietor-
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Uooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Modern Warehouse Elevator Go. E™»
MODERN WAREHOUSE ELEVATOR
And is agent for a number of standard gasoline engines, from one to twenty horse power. Can
put in a one-horse power pump that will pump gallons of water an hour. The cost <>r running
the engine is from 15 to 20 cents per full day. Why buy a windmill. Manufactory and Ottiee,
Main Street. Opposite School House. COIjFAX, WASHINGTON.
Our work will please you.
I. B. HARRIS, Propr.
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Fish and Game in season.
There is no doubt about 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, Golf ax.
Going to Build?
If ho, you will wave money
before placing any orders
for building material.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Moulding, Window Glass,
and building; material of all kinds kept
constantly on hand. Kiln Dried Lnmber
a specialty. Estimates promptly fur
nished and money saved for you in
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLGAED & CO. Proprietor.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
Call and see gamplea. Wall Street
Highest market price paid for country pro.
duoe of all kinds.