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What of the Direct Primary?
The primary law in tbe state of Wash
ington i 8 likely to become a farce. The
intent of the law, here as elsewhere
adopted, is for the members of the differ
eot political parties to meet and choose
candidates without let or hindrance from
outside interference. In Oregon it is
well known that democrats in large
number* invaded republican primaries,
the result being that we have George E.
Chambprlain, democrat, in the United
States senate, when by a fair and open
ballot a republican would be occupying
the seat. It is evident the same game
will be played in the state of Washington
in tbe September primaries, only in a
different way. The plan is for demo
crats to invade the republican primaries
and vote for Miles Poindexter, the in
eurgent candidate for the senate, who
pone* as a republican, but during his
brief congressional career has at all
times voted with tbe democrats on all
party measures. Not once has he voted
with the republicans on a party question
or attended a party caucus. His atti
tude is plain to be seen. Shorn of his
mask be is to all intents and purposes a
democrat. But he could not be elected
to the senate aa a democrat. Neither
could be be elected as a straight republi
can. Hence tbe spectacle is presented of
democrats planning to invade republi
can primaries and, with the aid of a few
disgruntled republicans, foisting the
dolly varden candidate from Spokane on
the people for United States senator.
There it* a strong feeling among re
publicans throughout the state to recent
this invasion, if it actually takes place,
by repudiating the farce enacted at the
primaries, if successful, and let the legis
lature do its work in the way pointed
out by the constitution. Republicans
of this state will surely not stand by
and quietly submit to be buncoed as
were the republicans of Oregon. To do
bo means the ultimate breaking up of
the party, or, if it becomes the minority
party, to do the same things in return
on the democratic party. It is a see saw
game that, bodes no good to the people
and is destructive of party government
No student of political economy will
deny that parties are essential in a re
publican form of government, it being
the only way to make accountable for
good or bad government those who are
placed in power to conduct it. Parties
represent certain principles which can
only be carried out by them. Individ
uals acting individually or in cliques can
do but little. They are but units in the
great machinery of government. If it is
found that the primary law is destruc
tive of parties, or is subject to the c*
price of the lottery wheel, the primary
law will surely go. The primary law
was tried in Tennessee and other South
ern states over 30 years ago, and it was
found that the minority parties united
much after the fashion as exemplified in
Oregon and as it seems likely will be
tried in Washington, which resulted in
the law being repealed in the Southern
Btates, which course may follow here.
The Gazette would much prefer to ccc
the primary law remain. It is a great
improvement over the old system, but
unless the spirit and intent of the law is
carried out its usefulness is destroyed
and it becomes a menace to good gov
ernment. The Gazette believes in repub
licans running their primaries without
interference, and democrats and all other
parties enjoying the same privilege. For
democrats to enter republican primaries
and foist on the party a candidate of
doubtful political convictions and of
mediocre ability would be a crime that
the party would be justified in repudia
Those who have at heart the welfare
of the direct primary law should do
wLat they can to see that the spirit and
intent i ! tIM law is fully carried out. In
tint one tiling alone Mr. Poindexter and
b J co conspirators are convicted of trea
It is dear that the census returns will
ba m;<»leadiag in so far an it relates to
dost A the large cities o.' the Pacific
■lope. From L^s Angeles to the inter
national boundary Hue on the north all
large cities have shown symptoms of
hysteria to make their population bigger
than it really is. This remark applies
particularly to Portland, Seattle, Taco
cau sna* Ppokane. When the tetarns are
announced these cities will complain, of
course, that not all the people were
cou 1 «d ar.d t*ieir population in greater
at. tap ie ir is ahow. As a matter of
tt rt.arns in each instance will
ntiow more people than they realh have.
In Spokane the railway depots were in
vaded day after day by female enumera
tors, who made no secret that they were
paid five rents for each name they got,
which i« 2% cents a name more than the
government pays, the Booster Club of
that city presumably paying the extra
2J* cents. And the enumerator*, in more
than one instance, took the names of all
in the depot who would give them,
regardless of the fact that many were
residents of other parts of the state aud
were awaiting trains to go to their
The booster spirit is right when it is
confined to the purpose of building up or
improving, but when it takes the form
of misleading or cajoling tbe public it is
wrong and may act as a boomerang.
Spokane or any other city has nothing
to gain in the long run by misrepresent
ing its population. Sooner or later the
true status will be kuown. Tbe census
is intended to give facts and figures, not
to juggle with them. The reports from
tbe smaller towns of the Inland Empire
will probably be reasonably correct,
showing tbe healthy and substantial
growth the country has eDJoyed, without
sending out female enumerators and
giving them 2% cents extra for each name
obtained. But the " Seattle spirit " and
the " Spokane spirit" are sometimes
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
The railroad bill passed the house last
week as President Taft wanted it. As
was anticipated Representative Poindex
ter voted with other insurgents against
the merger section of the bill and for the
democratic motion to recommit the bill
with instructions to strike out the com
merce court provision. Representative
Mann of Illinois had this to say of the
democratic member from the Third con
gressional district of Washington:
" On every other matter which was in
controversy he voted against us and did
all he could to prevent the bill being
brought before the house in such shape
that it bad a chance to become a law.
Evidently he thought more of opposing
the committee than he did of obtaining
a great benefit to Spokane by the long
and short haul clause, which would pre
vent rates being higher from eastern
points to Spokane than they are to
points on the Pacific coast."
If more were needed to show where Mr.
Poindexter stands in relation to the
republican party and the measures ad
vanced by the administration this iaet
act would seem to be sufficient. He has
voted on all occasions with the demo,
crats, and done everything he could to
cripple the republican party. Why play
the hypocrite any longer by pretending
to be something be is not ?
Poindexter and the insurgents refuse
to be read out of the republican party,
still claiming to be republicans. Let up
see. The Progressive Alliance of the
State of Washington, which is favorable
to the candidacy of Mr. Poindexter to
the senate, has printed a pamphlet in
which it is stated "that the purpose of
the alliance is to secure the nomination
and election of senators and representa
tives for congress who are in sympathy
with the progressive republicans and
democrats in congress, and to secure the
nomination and election of honest and
capable county officials; the work of the
alliance to be in charge of a state execu
tive committee consisting of five mem
bers; the chairman and one of their num
ber shall be republicans, one member shall
be a democrat, one member shall be a
representative of organized labor, and
the other member shall be a representa
tive of organized farmers." If this is
not an attempt to form a new party,
what is it? If it is not a new party, then
it is a ring to control the politics of the
state, something more dangerous than
any party could be. This Progressive
Alliance is as much a party as Hearst's
Independence League, which never made
any claim of belonging to the democratic
party. The question arises, Should the
insurgents, under the circumstances,
take part in republican primaries?
The state supreme court has confirmed
the Tacoma decision which holds that
grain shipments, when the shipper it* also
the consignee, need not be inspected un
der the state law. This decision practi
cally nullifies the grain inspection law,
and will reduce to less than half the
amount of inspection and the force of
state inspectors. New methods of hand
ling grain and consigning it are said to
have made the inspection unnecessary in
most cases. The commission has asked
the supreme court for a rehearing.
Spokane High school boys may have
been mobbed at Garfield last week, as
Btated bj the Chronicle of Friday, but it
is coffee against peanuts that the Spo
kane athletes would have escaped trouble
if they had behaved themselves. From
all accounts the Spokanites got at Gar
field what they should get at home more
frequently—a good drubbing.
Judge E. H. Sullivan of Spokane has
decided that a watch is wearing apparel
and can not be attached. This is said
to be the first time the question has
been decided by a court in the state of
Washington. The only way to attach a
watch now is through the "hold up"
Must Haul In Their Horns.
The census usually discloses the fact
that no town or city is as great as the
"boosters" claim for it. The Seattle
papers have been claiming for many
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 20. 1910.
moons that an honest rount voaid »rivp
their city a population of 300,0t'().
When the noeps were nil numbered th;y
had a fount 235.000. Spokane made
pereintent claims of 150,000, only to
have the cennus disclose 112,000. of
course, the claim in made thut th 3 cen
euH in very incomplete in these cities, and
at leant 10,000 were "missed" in Spo
kann alone. All the same, there has not
been a "hobo" on the N. P. for three
wppk« who was not counted in Spokane.
State of Ohio, Citt of Toledo, 1
Lucas County, j 88"
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
senior p'-rtner of the firm of F. J. Cheney &
Co., doing business in the City of Toledo,
County and State afores-id, and that said
6rm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRKD
DOLLARS for eaoh and every case of Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the use of
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to Vefore me and subscr bed in my
presence, this 6th day of December. A.D. 1886.
[Seal] A. W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall'sKamily Pills for '•onstipation.
High school Kirl spoons, enameled
pennant, new High school in bowl, at
Shirkey & f}lanpr's.
J. C. GALLAGHER, of
Seattle, is installing a Box
Ball alley at No. 3 r 1 Main St.,
in the store formerly occupied
by Shirkey & Glaser.
Box Ball alleys are being
started in almost every city
and town of any size in this
country and Canada, and the
reason for its great popularity
is the beneficial exercise it af
fords. Besides it is great sport
and entirely a game of skill.
One pin can't knock down an
other in box ball, besides the
alleys are shorter and the balls
smaller, lighter and easier to
handle, making it a more pop
ular game than ordinary bowl
ing. It is the intention to pro
hibit swearing and to so run
the alleys that the ladies will
feel at liberty to at all times
visit them. In most places
the ladies have formed box
ball clubs and play as much as
"The price is 5c for each per
son playing, and prizes will be
given each week for the high
est scores made, besides teams
will be formed to play other
Everybody plays Box Ball.
For Sale Cheap
Good Throning Outfit
Consisting of Engine, Separa
tor (Pride of Washington),
Derrick Table, Forks and all
accessories. Used only 12
i\r o t i c E!
Goods that have been under
water will not be sold to any
person without belling them
"W. H. Lacev
Notice is hereby given that Peder P. Hagen
on the 23rd day of April, 1910, took up and now
keeps at his ranch on Mud Flat, Washington,
the following estray colt stallion:
One black colt stallion, 2 years old, white
star in head, both hind legs white, no marks or
Said estray will be sold to the highest bid
der for cash at the place keut, as above 6peci
fied, on Saturday, the 4th day of June, 1910,
at the hour ot 2 o'clock in the afternoon of
said day, unless the owner thereof, or his legal
representative, shall appear prior to that time,
and make out his title and pay all charges
against said estray.
Date of first publication of this notice
May 20, 1910.
WM. M. DUNCAN,
Auditor of Whitman County.
By Mary J. Oliver, Deputy.
A. E. Veatch, Colville, Wash.
Republican Candidate for Congress.
Opposed to Cannoniam. Endorsed by Re
publican editors of Stevens county, 500 farm*
era in Stevens coun'y, Colville Ministerial
Association, State Anti-Saloon League, Veatch
Congressional Club of Colville.
i Making Pure
£* A Mission Fulfilled
■ Patronize the "Modern Dealer"
I Modern Confectionery Co., Mfrs., Portland, Oregon
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialties: Chronic diseases and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly answered. Office n
Colfax Hardware building.
Dr. Wm. Clay Card well
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Rooms
14 and 15 Lippitt building. Office Hours, 9
to 12, 1 to 5; Sunday, 10 to 12; evenings by
appointment. Phones—Office, Main 1341;
residence, Red 541.
Dr. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AMD SURGEON—Rooms 6
and 7, Lippitt Buildinsr. Phonea: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
Dr. J. A. BtUsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—Rooms
6 and 7, over Barroll & Mohney'e store. Tel.
Main 81; Residence Tel- Main 1371. Office
hours, 9 to 12 a. in.; 1 to 5 p. m.
Dr. A. E. Stunt,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. O. R.
& N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon. Ornce over Hamilton's drug store.
K. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
ing, Mam street.
B. K. HANNA. B. U. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW-Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
K. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office* over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Telephone
JOHN PATTISON PAUL PATTISON
Pattison & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offioe in Fra
J. Hugh Sherfey
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Office, room 3,
Pioneer block ; probate practice a specialty
Phone, Red 831.
Win. A. lonian,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do ail kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Frater
nity hlook, Booms 4 and 5.
O U.FAX. WASHINGTON.
Charles R. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block.
Phone Main 811.
O. A. Chapman, I>. D. 8.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Surgery. Office, room* 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlors in Binnard Block.
'Phone, Main 69L
GEO. L. CORNELIUS
AUTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE HOSPITAL
Repairing ot all kinds.
Opp. Main Street School COLFAX
DO .Accounts Collected.
YOU JESookkeeping Done.
WANT X»etter« Typewritten.
T ? f 3Qasy Terms Offered.
13, B. COTTBRII.I.
Phone Main 1971 23 Main St. Colfax. Wash.
(Over Squibb's Confectionery Store)
Dr. E. J. Cramer
Ie now located next to the Pointer
barn, Mill street, Colfax. Eighteen
yea^s practical experience.
Colfax Meat Market
A. GERBER, Proprietor
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
POULTKY AND FISH
Oysters in Season
Hides and Pelts Bought
119 Mam Street Phone Main 101
Gazette advertiser* invite the patron
age of Gazette readers.
Statement of Condition of
Colfax National Bank
In response to call of Comptroller March 29,10
• This bank has the largest capital and surplus of any bank in the Pa
louse country, fit is conservatively managed by a board of directors
composed of men of ripe experience in the banking business, who meet
every week to discuss its affairs. Hits officers give careful and pains
taking attention to all business entrusted to them. •Your attention
is respectfully called to the advantages of an account with this sate,
strong, up-to-date bank, and your business is solicited.
Loans and discounts and overdrafts $1,078,23
United States bonds 200,000 00
County and school warrants 1 *>°™
Furniture and fixtures *.700 00
Real estate None
Due from banks $128,355 01
Due from United States treasurer. 10,000 00
Cash in vaults 88,420 42 226,775 43
Capital stock $ 200,000 00
Surplus and profits 43,909 51
National bank notes 197,800 00
Deposits 1,082,932 85
Alfred Coolidpe - President Chas. E. Pcriber Cashier
A. F. McClaiiie .... Vice President D. C. Woodward - - - Assistant Cashier
Alfred Coolidee, A. F. McClaine, Senator I.cvi Ankeny. Julius Lippitt, Edward Johnson,
R. L. McOroskey, Chas. Johnson, V. L. Ettin<rer, C. L. MacKenzie,
Win. Codd, Chas. E. Scriber.
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