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THE COLFAX GAZETTE.
BY SENATOR JONES
States His Position on the Sen
Thinks Senator Should Come From
West Side- -Unanswerable State
ment Is Presented --State's In
terests of First Consideration.
Senator Wepley L. Jones has written a
letter to .1. W. Mulholland of Waverly in
reply to a letter asking what effect the
election of another Caked States Bena
tor from Eastern Washington would
have upon his (Jones') future. Mr.
Jones' letter is so manly, straightfor
ward and patriotic that The Gazette
urges all its renders to peruse it carefully.
It in bo much in contrast with the effront
ery and pretenßionfl of Congressman
Poindexter, who aspires to the place
without having done anything or shown
any capacity to fill the position, as to
make the contrast appear more appar
ent. Following are the main points in
Mr. Jones' letter :
"In all matters affecting the public I
have striven not to allow my personal
interest to bias my judgment. While
each senator represents the entire state,
and, for that matter, the whole United
States, the conditions and interests of
the eastern and western sections of our
state are so diverse that the most
efficient representation of all can be se
cured only by having a senator elected
from each section. Those living in West
ern Washington know far better the
needs of that section than those from
the east side, and so those living in
Eastern Washington know far better its
needs than thos^ from the west side. The
interests of the two sections do not often
conflict, but when they do it is far better
to compromise and adjust those differ
ences than to give all to one section. By
reason of these diverse conditions it has
been the policy to concede a senator to
each section. This is a good policy and
should be followed. It promotes the
best ir/erents of the entire state and of
* "Eastern Washington would not like
for both senators to be elected from
Western Washington, and yet if we make
a serious attfmpt to have both senators
now whiic jiood reason can we urge
against an attempt by Western Wash
ington to take both hereafter? It will
take them; it will have the votes to take
and keep them. What would be more
natural than for King county and the
northwest to say to Tierce county and
the southwest, 'We will join with you
and give you a senator and you join with
us and give us the other.' Eastern
Washington should not invite such a
"Last year the people of Western
Washington very generally recognized
our right to the senator and no serious
attempt was made to take it from us.
They have a right to expect us to recip
rocate, and this phase of the matter de
serves the careful thought of every citi
zen who has the eood of the state at
heart. We can and should express our
choice of the western men just as they
did as to our candidates, and we should
insist upon a strong republican who will
stand by and insist upon the carrying
out of the pledges of our party, and who
will work most earnestly for that which
will promote the general welfare of the
great mass of the people.
"I do not ask you or any one to take
into account my welfare in determining
% wbat should be the best interests of the
\«tate. My personal interests should not
influence auy one to act contrary to the
general good. I purpose doing my best
for the people who have honored and
trusted me. If my record at the end of
my term doe« not justify my re-election
I should not be re-elected. If I serve the
people well I should be better able to
serve them another term by reason of
my experience. Yet no matter how good
my record may be if another senator
were elected from Eastern Washington
the people of Western Washington, com
prising almost two-thirds of the popu
lation of the state and having tremend
ous industries needing special attention,
would be fully justified at the end of my
term in insisting that a senator should
be elected from their section of the state
and this no doubt would be done. Do
not consider me in this matter at all but
act solely for the best interests of the
state and Eastern Washington."
A Good Buy.
We offer for a short time 640 acres lo
cated 3 miles from Canyon station, 600 I
acres good land, 500 acres plowed, 350 j
acres in wheat, improved with new \
5 room house, good cellar, large barn i
for 16 bead, cistern, two wells, one with j
windmill, county road, half mile from ]
school. $4400 cash will handle this,
balance on crop payment plan of one-
Aalf crop each year, at 7 per cent inter
est. Call on Colfax Ins. & Realty Co.,
Lippitt building, Colfax, Wash.
BOONE. PARKER AND PATTEN
Charged With Embezzlement, Ap
pear in Court Today.
H. M. Hoove, A. S. Parker and A. R.
Patten, charged with embezzling funds
of the Paloune State Bauk, appeared be
fore Judge Canfield in the (superior conrt
Saturday and entered a plea of not
guilty. Judge Caufield net the date for
trial on April 15 (touav). The infor
mation filed against the trio charges
them.witb having appropriated to their
own use something over $Hooo of the
bank's money, Boone being named as
the heaviest transgressor. The cane
aguinst hioi in based on a note of $;t()OU
which wan held by the bank and on
which only $750 bad been paid. Patten
and Parker acted as cashier of the bank
at different times.
Experts have been at work on the
books for some time, and the intimation
is given out that pobsibly other charges
may be laid against defendants.
The county commissioners authorized
the employment of Hanna & Hanna and
U. L. Ettinger to assist the prosecuting
attorney in the case, and as the defense
has a big army of legal talent a battle
royal may be looked for.
WHITMAN COUNTY INSTITUTE
Closing Days Full of Enthusiasm
and Good Fellowship.
The two days' session of the county
teachers' institute held last week after
The Gazette went to press—Friday and
Saturday—was characterized by the
aame enthusiasm manifested at the be
ginning and the carrying out of the pro
gram in every particular. Fully 350
teachers in the public schools of Whit
man county were in attendance.
Before the close resolutions were pass
ed thanking Judge Canfield and City
Superintendent Payne for courtesies re
ceived ; also the citizens of Colfnx for the
hearty manner in which teachers have
been received and entertained. County
Superintendent Mattoon was favorably
mentioned. The deaths of Rev. Solon
McCroekey of Garfield and Miss Emma
Rubin, a teacher, were tenderly referred
The last institute will be an inspira
tion for the one to come next year.
Trees and Soil Washed Away.
Mrs. H. H. Spaldirg returned last wepk
from Almota, having been there eince
early in March. She went to investigate
the extent of the damage to her orchards
by the flood and found that she had been
a heavy loser. The damage wns done
by the water in Almota creek. The can
you carrying that stream was filled with
a mighty torrent and everything went
before it. An orchard of about 700 trees
was swept away, 27 being all that were
left standing. Nut only trees, hut soil
also was washed away, leaving the site
of the orchard a rock pile. The China
men who have rented and successfully
operated the orchards for several years
say that they will sluice soil from the
higher ground and restore it, but it will
take much time and effort. The loss in
email fruits was also great, and not a
strawberry will be produced in the
Spalding gardens the coming summer.
The damege by small streams emptying
into the Snake river was heavy all along,
the railroad between Riparia and Lewis
ton being obstructed by slides in many
places. In some cases the soil and rocks
were piled on the track to a depth of 18
Inland Electric Road Doing Business
The first train on the Inland electric
line to reach Colfax since the disastrous
Hood of March 1 pulled in Monday, be
ing hauled by steam locomotive from
Manning. It came as far as the stock
yards, on the north bank of the North
i Palouse river, where a box car on a
! sidetrack was improvised as a depot.
The old sign rescued from the wreck of
the depot destroyed by the flood was
I nailed on the box car, announcing that
! that is the depot. The Inland was bnd-
I ly torn to pieces by flood waters its en-
I tire length down the valley, Colfax being
I without service over this line for just one i
month and 11 days. Work of repairing
the road has been in progress all this
time. Service from now on will be
Aster Growing Contest.
The Athenaeum Club has, through its
civic improvement committee, inaugu
rated a movement to encourage the cul
ture of flowers by children of Colfax.
Realizing that because of damage by
flood many yards will not be in shape
for the cultivation of early flowers, they
have decided upon the aster for the pres
ent season's specialty. Prizes are offered
to boys or girls under the ags of 15
years for the best display of growing
asters, prizes to be awarded in Septem
ber. First prize, fo; second, |3; third,
$2. The committee having the matter
in charge will select judges for the con
test, the main condition being that each
child mußt plant and care for bis own
For that awtul grippe cold take Mc-
Croskey's Laxative Cold Tablets and see
what becomes of the cold. Sold only at
the Elk Drug Store, Colfax.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APHIL 15, 1910.
CITY FATHERS HAVE DECIDED TO
PAVE MAIN AND MILL STREETS
South Enders Ask for New Bonded Dis-
trict, Showing Patriotic Civic Spirit
—Liquor Ordinance Adopted.
At the city council meeting on Monday
night Mayor Lippitt and all councilmen
were preßent. Several citizens were also
in attendance, and the meeting partook
of the nature of a heart-to heart talk on
various matters of supreme moment to
the city of Colfax at this time. Protest
ors, as well as those in favor of grappling
the bulls by the horns in going ahead
with civic improvements, were there, but
it was noticeable that many of the pro
testors had changed attitude and 'will
bffer no objection to the proposed pave
ment of Main street and the macadam
of Mill street, having become more famil
iar with the plans proposed. Hence in
due time we may expect to see those
thoroughfares rehabilitated along the
lines heretofore outlined in these
columns, albeit details may be changed
in various particulars. It was at no
time the desire of the mayor and council
to push tbift work without first looking
at the pros and cons, they wishing to
adopt the best methods of carrying on
the work. In this they will have the co
operation of a vast majority of the citi
zens of Colfax, taxpayers and laymen
alike. It in recognized that now is the
time to act —now is the time to make
Colfax more beautiful, more homelike,
more substantial than ever in its history.
Ask for Bonded District.
The patriotic civic spirit was more
than manifest when a petition was pre
sented to form an improvement district
for the purpose of macadamizing Main
street from Wawawai street to the
south city limits ; Lake street from
Fairview street to the south city limits ;
Mill street from Wawawai street to the
south city limits ; all of South street,
and East street from James street'to
south city limits ; W awawai street from
west side of Main street to east line of
Mill street ; James street from west end
thereof to east line of East street ; Fair
view street from east line of Meadow
street to east Hue of East street.
This is located in the extreme southern
part of the city, covered by many of our
most substantial and beautiful homes.
Aside from grading and building side
walks little has been done in that part
of town, but now property owners are
unanimous in asking that the streets
named be macadamized, and expressed
their approval Monday night not only
by petition but by many lending their
presence. The petitioners ask that a
bonded district be made, bonds issued to
be payable in five annual payments,
interest not to exceed six per cent per
annum. The council took the necessary
action to comply with their request.
Anothpr petition from the same source
was Dresented looking to the parking of
four feet on each side of Main street from
Wawawai street to the top of the grade.
This petition was signed by all property
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
Fidelity National Bnnk tsFM Young
et us—Judgment for plaintiff for $2797
and costs, and foreclosure of parts of
lote 6 and 7, block 8, Fitch's addition to
0 0 Mitchell et ux vs Nez Perce county,
Idaho, et al —Decree quieting title to
plaintiffs to SEjj of NE# and SE,' 4 of
NWJ 4 of Sec 30, Tl7 N, B 45 E, W M.
John F Wright vs Eliza J Wright, alias
Eliza J Jenning6—Decree annuling mar
Eleanor Truax O'Neil ye Mattie J
Crane et al—Sheriff's sale of real estate
W C Cone et al ye Carl Brand et al—
Judgment for defendants for costs taxed
Magdalena Heth vs Samuel Heth—De
cree of divorce to plaintiff.
J M Mohney vs Thoe H EUie et al—
Case dismissed as to defendant Addie M
Whitman county ye D M Haynes et al
—Order making W J Hughes and wife
and James Gumph and Hattie Waller
Elizabeth Brennan vs William P Bren
nan—Decree of divorce to plaintiff.
North Coast R R Co vs Lawrence A
Wilkins et al—Order of necessity for
right of way.
Cornelia Marble ye Samuel Marble-
Decree of divorce to plaintiff.
Ira Fields et ux vs John Klemgard et
al—Damages for personal injuries.
Habitual drunkenness of Nick Caltaux
holders along that street. That w.ould
extend from the base of the hill to near
the Catholic church. This is also a
move in the ripht direction. Main street
therp is not a business street and prob
ably never will be, hence four feet on
each side devoted to lawn and flowering
plants will in no way interfere with
truffle and will beautify the street.
New Liquor Ordinance.
Monday night was the time set for
hearing remonstrances Rgainst the new
liquor ordinance, which passed by unan
imous vote on its final reading, and will
be found in full in another part of this
paper. But little protest was made.
Liquor licenses hereafter will ba $1000 a
year instead of $800. Saloons must
close at 12 o'clock midnight of each and
every day except Sunday, and shall re
main closed until 6 o'clock in the morn
iDg. The ordinance is quite lengthy,
and as it is a change from old methods
readers are urged to peruse it carefully
that they may become acquainted with
its provisions. The ordinance will be in
ttti'Ct six days from and after publica
City attorney was instructed to notify
William Codri of Spokane to replace side
walks in front of his property in Colfax
washed away by the flood of March 1,
not to wait ou the order of his doing it,
but do it.
Shirkey & Glaser asked permission to
remove their street clock to a position
in front of their future location in the
Codd building, formerly occupied by R.
W. S. McCall and others petitioned for
a fewer on Morton street. Referred.
On motion Mayor Lippitt was added
to the so called river committee.
Letters were directed to be pent to the
officials of the O. R & N railroad, the
Inland Empire electric railroad and the
county commissioners to get together
with committees already named by the
city council and the Colfax Commercial
Club to take in hand the widening,
straightening and deepening of the
channel of the South Palouse river
through the corporate limits of Colfax.
This is a joint undertaking in which the
railways mentioned, the county and the
city are deeply interested, and on its
right solution rests several matters of
grave import to the future welfare of all.
It is to be hoped that there will be no
time lost in getting together and that
results will flow for the benefit of one
The street committee was instructed
to employ Engineer E. C. Murray from
April 15 anent the proposed improve
ments of Main and Mill streets.
J. Koenig withdrew his application for
saloon license and, it is said, will move
his fixtures to Montana.
Elizabeth Brennan vs William P Bren
nan—Divorce, grounds of habitual drunk
enness and non support.
Colfax Insurance & Realty Co vs James
Campbell—Damages for noti performance
Estate of Mary Jane Calfee—J LCalfee
appointed administrator, bond $1000.
Estate of W 8 Campbell—Caroline C
Campbell appointed executrix without
Guardianship of Earl P Whitlow—Vl
W Whitlow appointed guardian, bond
Estate of Jesse Cumrainge—R F Cum
mings appointed administrator, bond
Guardianship of Charles E Cummings
et al—Daisy Scott appointed guardian,
Estate of Alma Marsh—Order setting
aside personal property and petition to
sell real estate.
Estate of Israel B Harris—Oliver Hall,
J W Cairns and P B Stravens appointed
Another Pioneer Passes Away.
Daniel Hughes, aged 76, died Saturday
at his home on Dry creek, a few miles
north of Colfax, of pneumonia. Mr.
Hughes came from California 29 years
ago and has lived since on the farm
which he acquired then and where he
died. Besides his wife he leaves one son
and three daughters. Interment took
place in Steptoe cemetery. Rev. W.
Hereford officiated at the funeral services.
The best dressed men in town are
wearing Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes.
They buy them from the Whitehouse
ROADS MUST BE REPAIRED.
If Not, Rural Mail Delivery May Be
Tue following order relating to the
condition of the roads on the rural
routen was received thin week by Post
"You are directed to inform yourself
with rnfereuce to the condition ol roads
! and bridges on the rural routes of your
' office, and if you tind that they rfquire
improvement you should present the
matter in the strongest and most posi
tive way to the patrons and road offi
cials, informing them that improvements
must be made as soon as practicable.
If. after a reasonable time has elapsed,
the improvements have not bten made
or Btarted, you will report the fact to
this office in order that action may be
taken looking to the discontinuance of
It will be seen from the above that
action must be tuken, and that without
d^lay, to repair the roads and bridges
on rural routes The unprecedenttd
rains since the firwt of the year, followed
by devastating floods, have played havoc
with roads and bridges in mont parts of
V\ hitman county, but repair is going on
with all possible haste, as it is not mail
delivery on rural routes that is alone
affected; the business of each community
demands rehabilitation as Boon as pos
NAMES OF PETIT JURORS.
Venire Issued by the Superior Court
for May 2.
County Clerk Newman, in presence of
Judge Canfield, last Saturday drew the
following names to serve as petit jurors,
to appear May 2 :
J. W. Hay, Farmington.
R. H. Widman, Rosalia.
E. F, McClure, Garfield.
S. W. Smith, Garfield.
P. R Warnoch, Thornton.
J. E. Boznrth, Tekoa.
R A. Ackers, Latah.
L. A. Starkey, Pine City.
Samuel Taylor, Belmont.
W. J. Edwards, Oakendale.
L. E Corbett, Gartield.
W. A. Clark, Garfield.
H. E. Hill, St. John.
N. J. Flint, Tekoa.
J. W. Sever, Oakesdale.
Dean Kimbali, Albion.
F. W. Twitmejtr, Palouse.
William Norris, Palouse.
A. C. Bliuzler, Colton.
T. F. Farnam, Palouee.
C. C. Fulton, Pullman.
E. J. Cheney, Pulouee.
George W. DeGowin, Palouse.
W. B. Fountain, Johnson.
H. B. BadfiiH, Palouse.
C. C. Stevens, Palouse.
M. C. Gray, Pullman.
V. B. Lewis, Palouse.
Aug. Kreoterson, Moscow.
Charles Klossner, Pullman.
D. Millgard, Colfax.
H. W. Repp, Eudicott.
J. P. Barker, Colfax.
A. B. Peterman, Colfax.
W. M. Shawgo, La Croese.
W. D. Marsh, Endicott.
Edward VonSoehnen, Colfax.
Judd Brannon, Colfax.
Harvey Lee, Colfax.
R. W. Moore, nay.
W. H. Wells, Colfax.
A. T. Kenneday, Pampa.
Charles W. Johnson, Colfax.
Colby Harper, Wilcox.
W. L. Mcßride, Colfax.
J. J. Scherr and C. L. Harbaugh,
traveling passenger agents respectively
for the Great Northern and the Pennsyl
vania Lines, were in town a few days ago
in the interest of their roads. They
state that special round trip rates for
educators to points east, on dates in
May, June and July, have been arranged
over their lines, which teachers will prob
ably take advautage of.
Three transcontinental passenger
trains, operating from different eastern
terminals, and making the most costly
triple service in the world for any die
tance, will be established by the Great
Northern this spring. It will require 25
complete trains to maintain this triple
service, each one of which will represent
an investment of about $ 120.000.
Death of Dr. Hunt.
Dr. C. W. Hunt of Spokane, well known
here through his daughter, Mrs. R. H.
Kipp, died at Richfield, Idaho, on April
6, of heart failure. He was at the hotel
at Richfield and was found dead in his
bed by the hotel attendants. The re
mains were taken to Spokane for inter
ment beside hie wife, who died two years
ago. Dr. Hunt was 63 years of age and
was a pioneer dentist of Spokane. He
was well and favorably known through
out the state, having lived in Port
Townsend before coming to the east side.
He is survived by his daughter, Mrs.
Kipp, and two sons, both residents of
In Colfax, April 3, to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank H. Brown, a daughter.
Near Steptoe, April 7, to Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Hill of Spokane, a daughter.
PRICK FIVF CENTS.
ADOPTION OF TEXT
BOOKS IS ON TAPIS
Text Book Commission to Con-
sider Bids on May 7.
Joint School District Between Ad
ams and Whitman Counties at
Palouse Falls Up for Considera
A meeting of the Whitman county text
book communion wan held Sn'urday to
dineuss the matter of text books for
udoptioo by th»> county. They will rnett
again on May 7 to consider bi 1h for text
books. Superintendent Charlie Henry of
I'alouee, Superintendent S M. McOottkey
of lVkoaand Superintendent It. A. Payne
of Colfax are text bookcommi~=Kionera.
County Superintendent J. 0 Mattonn
left yesterday for Palouse FhUb to take
up with County Superintendent J. 11.
Perkins of Adams county the matter of
establishing a joint school district be
tween Whitman and Adamn counties,
Palouse Falls being on the dividing line
between the two counties. Agricultural
development and recent railroad con
struction in that part of the two coun
ties ban gathered tagether quite a com
munity, which will probably increase in
numbers, hence a new school district, to
be provided with up-to-date buildings,
would seem to be a necessity.
Colfax local of the Farmer*' Union ad
vertises for bids for 200.000 wheat sacks
14,900 to be delivered by Juue 1. Bids
The charge of attempted murder pre
ferred againat Tilmaa Cave will come up
for trial in the superior court of Asotin
county Monday. Cave in well known in
The fields in and around Colfax are be
ginning to look green. Winter wheat is
looking fine. The acreage is about the
average of former years. Spring seed
ing has been int» rfered with by the con
tinued 'to 'ins. Farmers predict b'g
crops ail along the line.
The Oreg.juian tells of tin* death in
Portland last week of Mr«. Dptoo, wife
of James B. Upton, an old tiiue resident
of Colfax. Upton street was named in
honor of this pioneer family. They have
lived in Portland for many yt'ars.
One of the curiosities of the local
market is tomatoes from Florida. la
that regard Florida is ahead of Southern
Charles L. MacKenzie received his new
automobile Monday, a Chalmers Detroit*
30 horse power, costing about $ 1900.
It was purchased through George Cor
George N. Lamphere of Palouse has
been reappointed postmaster of that
First strawberries of the season ap
peared in Colfax Wednesday, from Cali
fornia, of pnurdp. The price was not so
bad —only 25 cents a box.
The footbridge over the South Palouse
river on Wall street is finished and looks
all right. It is eight feet in the clear,
sufficient to accommodate a hose cart in
case of fire. Contractor Janney has in
hand the building of two more foot
Walter Buchanan is gathering manu
facturing statistics hereabouts for the
Professor Isaacs of the Washington
State College is inspecting the public
schools of Whitman county for the ob
ject of placing them on the accredited
William Colvin, for contempt of court
in failure to pay alimony to Mr*. Thereaa
Colvin as ordered by the court at the
time divorce was granted, will come be
fore Judge Canneld for hearing tomor
row. Colvin was arrested at Seattle and
is out on bonds.
George W. Larue & Co. report the sale
of the Edwin T. Coman farm of 320
acres, three miles from Pullman, to
Gingrich & Nogle, at f75 per acre.
The girls of the Swastika Forensic
Club of the High school will preeeLt ao
interesting program Monday evening,
April 18, at 8 o'clock, at the High
school buildii-g. Admission will be 10
cents and every one is invited.
E. D. Eldredge received by expreea last
Friday from Indiana a registered Berk
shire pig that cost f25 in the Ilooaier
State and the expressage amounted to
The annual meeting and banquet of
the Whitman County Bar Association
was held in Coif ax last Saturday, when
the following new officers were elected:
W. E. McCroekey of Palouße. president;
Charles R. Hill of Colfax, vice president;
Harry M. Love of Colfax, secretary.