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THE COLFAX (JAZKTTE
Bramwell Baas., Pchlibheks
Office in Pioneer P.looV. Telephone Main 141
Established in 1877. Entered at the L'olfax
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Congressman, 3d Diat W. L. LaFollette
State Senator, Bth Dist Oliver Hall
Representative, 7th Dit-t John H. Jones
Representative, 7th Dint G H Lawrence
Representative, Bth Dist. H S McClure
Representative, Bth D.at. W O. McCoy
County Sheriff G. B Carter
County Clerk. George H Newman
County Auditor D. L. Kemper
County Treasurer Will M. Duncaa
Prosecuting Attorney C. L. Chamberlin
County Assessor ... George W Walters
School Superintendent J. O. Mattoon
County Engineer John M McCaw
County Coroner L. L. Bruning
Commissioner, Ist Dint A. P. Miller
CommisMoner, 2d Dist G. G. Thatcher
Last week the Bunker Bill & Sullivan
Mining & Concentrating Co. paid divi
dend No. IG7 of $98,100. This makes
the amount of dividends paid since Jan
uary 1, 1910, $843,600, the total to
date being $12,129,600.
The democrats made no nomination
for conHty clerk, leaving George H. New
man, republican, a clear field. Mr. New
man's administration of the office during
the last two years has bpen so business
like and so satisfactory that even a dem
ocrat didn't have the nerve to file. You
can bet your last dollar on Newman.
Sheriff G. B Carter had no opposition
at the primaries, and thus stands en
dorsed bo far as the party is concerned.
His election is generally conceded. Hie
administration of the sheriff's office dur
ing the past two years has been above
criticism, at least scarcely a whisper hav
ing been beard from any quarter. This
is something unusual, placing Mr. Car
ter in the column of well done good and
George H. Lawrence and John H.
Jones are the republican nominees for
representatives to the legislature from
the Seventh district. Mr. Lawrence is a
busine&g man of Colfax, while Mr. Jones
ie a graduate of the Washington State
College at Pullman and is now connected
with that institution. The Gazette be
lieves that both will labor for the best
interests of Whitman county and the
people of the state.
George W. Walter is the republican
nominee for county assessor. He is an
old resident of the county, is fully ac
quainted with property valuations, and
his friends claim will make the beet as
sessor Whitman county has ever had
Like most men of merit, thought and
solid worth he is of a retiring dis
position, of few words, doing thing*
rather than showing himself on the
housetops—an ideal man for an executive
office like thst of assessor. He is a busi
nens man and, if elected, will conduct the
office in a businesslike way.
A. P. Miller, from the First district,
and G. G. Thatcher, from the Second
district, are the republican nominees for
county commissioners. The people are
to be congratulated in being able to se
cure the cervices of two competent, ex
perienced men of affiirs like Messrs. Mil
ler and Thatcher to accept the office of
commissioner. As all intelligent readers
know the business of the county is large
ly in the hands of the commissioner*.
They should not only be men of thor
ough business capacity, but should be
men who can say "no" as well as "yes,"
and we believe A. P. Miller and G. G.
Thatcher are men who can do this. They
are well known to the electorate, having
grown op with the country, hence are
not mere place hunters seeking to get
something for nothing, but will have the
welfare of all the people at heart in the
discharge of their duties.
Will M. DuDcan was the choice of the
republicans at the recent primaries for
county treasurer, and his election seems
an assured fact. Mr. Duncan is a grad
uate of the Washington State College.
His official duties the last four years has
thrown him in contact with a large per
centage of the electorate of the county,
which, of course, means that he is known
and stands well with the business com
munity. Mr. Duncan, if elected treas
urer, will not follow the example of some
of his predecessors, going to the office
when the inspiration comes over him,
leaving its duties to be performed by
others, but will be at his post day in and
day out, from morning till night, being
a faithful public servant in the true
eenee o f the word. That has been his
namt mi the past, and we may expect the
fame fidelity to be shown in the future
Mr. Duncan is the man to vote for for
The father of C. W. Hess died at Clai
bourne, Texas, Tuesday morning.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 14, 1910.
The Republic of Portugal.
A new republic was born a few days
ago. and while its exact status is not
known at this writing it is the belief, hh
well 88 the hope, of the peoples of all
democratic governments that it has
come to stay. The name Republic of
Portugal sounds pood. It may not
M]ual the standard in n publican form
of government Bet by the United States
—probably doee not—but it is a germ
that has taken root and may be expected
to grow into a tree that will bear fruit a
hundredfold. It all depends upon the
wisdom and patriotism of the Portuguese
themeeiveß. The Portuguese have done
their share in making history in this
western hemisphere. They furnished
their quota of the early navigators and
explorers, the keels of their vessels plow
ing the main reaching into unknown
depths, and planting the cross and rais
ing the flag of their country where none
were seen before.
The present revolution in Portugal
has long been expected. When Dom
Pedro was driven from Brazil years ago,
which is an offshoot from Portugal and
Portugese in people and language, the
unrest at home became more apparent,
and it seemed only a matter of time
when the monarchy must go to be sup
planted by a republic. The crowned
heads of Europe may look on in dismay,
but it is more than likely they will have
to bow to the inevitfible and recognize
the republic. France hap flourished as a
republic, why not Portugal?
The chief points in the new govern
ment's program are:
First—The development of public in
struction and national defenses on land
Fourth—To guarantee fundamental
liberty by judicial powers.
Fifth—Expulsion of monks and nuns.
Sixth—Obligatory civic registration.
Seventh—Development of lay instruc
Eighth—Separation of church and
Ninth—The strengthening of the credit
and finances of the country.
This sounds good, and if fully carried
out will certainly weld all interests into
a homogeneous whole. All hail to the
A New Nut to Crack.
Spokfine is wrestling with the commis
sion form of governmeut. a charter com
mission having been elected and it being
up to it to provide something that will
be acceptable to the people. The idea is
to take the city government out of poli
tics and run it on a strictly business
basis, This is commendable and we hope
the Spokanitea will succeed in their as
pirations. Corporation Counsel Fred B.
Morril! sounded a new note, however,
when he told the charter commission in
an addreeß last week that it should "go
where it will to get a mayor and, if it
finds a better man in New York, Chicago,
Seattle, Portland or Saa Francisco to
manage the affairs of this city, let it ap
point such a man, no matter where he is
The principle of seeking officials from
outside points is not new, although the
practice has never been in vogue in the
United States. The politicians, of course,
would never sanction such a procedure,
as plums, in the form of offices, is what
they are after. It has long been the cus
tom in Canada for municipalities to s?ek
elsewhere for chiefs of police and such
minor offices where it was apparent that
local talent was not available or was not
up to Btandard for properly filling the
position. Thus the city of Rossland
several years ago contracted with a man
of reputation in the province of Ontario
to take the position of chief of police for
one year at a stated salary. In this
country, heretofore, such a thing would
raise a howl that would almost mean a
revolution. We would hear much talk
of the vested rights of the people.
If a commission form of government is
to prevail and the commission is to be
held responsible for good government, it
is competent, trustworthy and honest
officials that are wanted, no difference
where they come from. This principle
in city government, however, will not be
adopted without a hard fight from the
What a Democrat Thinks.
A party asked the News man this week
who this man George Walter was. If he
was the Coifax "preacher Walters." No,
George Walter is not a preacher. He is
one of the good, quiet sort of citizens
that is slow to get acquainted but who
never loses a friend. He is the republi
can candidate for assessor, and should
he be elected will give the county the best
and most equitable administration it has
ever had. Mr. Walter is not making
any t-ffort to get the office, but if the
public desires a competent man for as
sessor the public can have just this sort
of a man by supporting Mr. Walter.—
The state attorney general has de
cided that Secretary of State Howeil
should accept the filing of the non
partisan judiciary nominations, al
though they were duplicates of the dem
ocratic filings, and the nominees them
selves may elect upon which ballot they
may appear, as the law is mandatory
that the name of a candidate cannot ap
pear upon the ballot but once. Thus it
is that some of the nominees may ap-
pear in the democratic column and some
in the nonpartiean column. The opin
ion points out that the county auditors
of the state, not the wcretary of state,
prepare the ballot-, and unless the can
didates indicate upon which ticket they
wish to run the question will rest with
the auditor to decide upon which they
shali be placed. It will be seen that the
non partisan ticket for judges of the
supreme c >urt is not bo non partisan as
Rufus R. Wilson and bis compatriots
would have it appear. It is, after all.
the eimon-pure democratic article with
a joker attached.
Charles L Chamberiin is nominated
for re election to the ofJßce of prosecu
ting attorney. Mr. Chamberlin has at
all times been diligent in the performance
of his official duties, and while criticism
has been heard at divers times of cer
tain matters pertaining to the office,
still, upon reflection and investigation,
it will be found unwarranted. There are
times when the duties of the office are
onerous, times when assistance is de
manded, and it will be found that no
more money has been spent to secure as
sietanee for Mr. Chamberlin than has
heretofore been expended by other gen
tlemen occupying this office. Investiga
tion will further demonstrate that the
per cent of convictions during the last
two years has been greater than ever
before, showing that results have been
obtained without any sounding of braes
H. 8. UeClare of Garfield and W. C.
McCoy of Oakesdale are running on the
republican ticket for representatives from
the Eighth district. Messrs. McClure
and McCoy are ideal men to send to the
legislature. They fill the exact mold for
the position. Both are pioneer citizens.
Both are men of experience, having large
business interests. Both have seen
enough of political life to know the ins
and outs of things, and to be able to dis
tinguish between the grain and chaff in
legislation. Mr. McClure has had legis
lative experience, while Mr. McCoy is
serving bis second term as county com
missioner, therefore may be expected to
know better than almost any other man
of the needs of Whitman county at the
hands of the legislature. Both will un
doubtedly be elected.
A resident of Whitman county is the
republican nominee for congress from the
Third district, a matter carrying with it
a bountiful degree of home pride, aside
from the fitness cf things. We refer to
William L La Follette. Mr. La Follette
has been so long a resident of the county
and his business interests have been so
closely connected with the growth and
upbuilding of the community as to make
his name a familiar household word for
lo these many years. Him famous fruit
rauch on Snake aiver—which he sold less
than two years ago for a large sum of
money—made the name of La Follette
famous long ngo and filled the hearts of
all beholders with pride. His nomina
tion for congress was a fitting tribute to
his sterling worth as a man, bin up
rightness as a citizen, his ability to do
things for the upbuilding of the common
wealth. The nomination may be con
sidered equivalent to an election.
J. 0. Mattoon for school superintend
ent, John M. McCaw for county engi
neer and Lewis L. Bruning for coroner
are republican nominees for re-election
to their respective positions. They are
so well known, have given such general
satisfaction and withal are so eminently
fitted for the offices they aspire to that
it seema almost invidious to make com
parisons at this time. The schools of
Whitman county are in competent hands
with Mr. Mattoon at the head. The
numerous bridges put in this year caused
by the floods of last March has demon
strated the efficiency and ability of Mr.
McCaw as an engineer. Mr. Bruning is
a young man with a host of friends, who
recognize his special fitness for the office
of coroner, and we look for a rousing
majority for him.
Republicans of Whitman county have
a strong ticket placed before them for
their support at the November election.
Oliver Hall for state senator from the
Eighth district is an old resident, a
thorough business man and well known
to the electorate. He has already served
in two sessions of the legislature in the
upper house, hence has had experience,
something of prime importance at this
time, when it is the desire of all to put a
stop to loose legislation and the passage
of hap-hazard laws. The people are to
be congratulated that they have the
opportunity to send to the legislature a
tried and level headed man as Mr. Hall
is known to be.
While The Gazette opposed the nomi
nation of Miles Poindexter for United
States senator at the primary election,
etill it believes that all good republicans
should drop into line, now that the peo
ple have expressed themselves in his
favor and give him loyal support at the
November election. The people, of
course, do not vote directly for senator,
but the voter is a factor in electing rep
resentatives to the legislature, who
should be given to understand that the
expressed will of the people mußt be
obeyed. The men who rallied to the
support of Judge Burke at the .primary
election are not sulking in their tents
but are active supporters of Judge Poin
The Eaton (0 ) Register remarks that
democratic tariffs bring soup bouses.
It is proposed to make a national
park of Mount Hood. This is a move
ment in the right direction. Petitions
are in circulation asking the government
to withdraw ttmt part of Mount Hood
now in the forest roeerre »nd other pur
tions included in Doited States proper
ties, making of the 'vhoie a great park,
similar to the Y^llowstono, Crater Lake,
Yoeemite valley and big troen, Mount
Rainier and other Fcenic wonders on
this continent. While Mount Hood has
not the varied eights of some of the
national parks, stil! it is a noted peak,
within easy reach of a large and grow
ing city, and is a wonder to look at as
well as to visit.
D. L. K^mper, republican nominee for
county auditor, will be the right man in
the right place. For th« last four years
he has been clerk of the board of county
commissioners and is familiar with every
part of the auditor's office. Aside from
his experience and well known ability,
Mr. Kemper is an obliging and courteous
official, a fact well known to the many
having business to attetd to in that
office. This is an important office and
voters should think twice before they
cast aside such a man as Mr. Kemper.
The Northwestern Mutual Fire Asso
ciation needs nothing to offset the at
ticks of the insurance combines other
than its record for the past nine years,
which has never been duplicated by any
other company. The payment of fifteen
hundred lohshs wirhin an average time
of three days from receipt of proof—the
savings of over eight hundred thouHHud
dollars made for its policybolders—the
accumulation of cash resources pqaal to
more than five times the necessary
amount to carry all policies to com
pletion as baned on past experience is
sufficient. Tbpre is a reason why its
IWd "The Spirit of Id«ho," by Ar
thur W. North; "Greater Than Gold,"
(the harnessing of Western rivers) by
Clayton M. Jones, in October Sunset
Magazine. Now on sale on all newa
sounds 15 cpntH.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH—Graduatp of the American
School of Osteopathy, Kirkeville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Speo
talties: Chronio diseases and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the oounty promptly Answered. Office n
Colfax Hardware bnildinsc.
Dr. Wm. Clay Cardwell
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, M^in 1341;
residence, Black 14(il.
j COLFAX, WASHINGTON
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Dr. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON-Rooma 6
and 7, Lippitt Buildintr. Phoneß: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to f>:riO p. m.
Dr. J. A. Bcilsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—Rooms
6 and 7, over Barroll & Mohney's store. Tel.
Main 81; Residence Tel- Main 1371. Office
hours, 9 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 5 p. m. %
Dr.'A. E. Stuht,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 0. R.
& N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon. Umce over Hamilton's drug store,
B. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
ina;, Main street.
BU K. HANNA. b. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
K. li. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Telephone
JOHN PATTISON p AD i, 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. *
Wm. A. Inman,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. WIU do all kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY'AT LAW Office In Frater.
nity blook, Rooms 4 and 5.
Charles R. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block, i
Phone Mam 811.
G. A. Chapman, D. D. 8.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental I
Surgery. Office, rooms 10 and 11 Lippitt
building, ** '
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlors in Binnard Block.
'Phone, Main 691.
P. B BTBAYEN3, President
J. J. MILLER, Vice President
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHINGTON
Capital $100,000.00. Surplus and Profits $10,000.00
Assets September I, I <><><>, $:?.-> 1,000.00
Assets September 1, lino, $414,000.00
Strong enough to accommodate you.
Not too strong to appreciate your patronage.
A general banking business transacted.
4 per cent interest, compounded semi-annually, paid
♦ on Savings Deposits.
First mortgage loans on Whitman county FARM
LANDS made and sold.
All business entrusted to us receives prompt and
careful attention. We solicit your patronage, assuring
you courteous treatment.
A HOME INSTITUTION.
I am buying independent and selling
direct to the mills, so can pay the farm
er full cash price for wheat.
Samples and calls solicited.
It will pay you to see me before sell
A m ML SCOTT
Phone Main 1411.
Grand View Addition
Is now on the market, in lots, acre tracts, also 5 and 10 acre
tracts, with abundance of pure water, good wide streets, easy
grades and only from Soo to 3000 feet from Main street of
the city of Colfax, Wash.
When you stop and think, our farthest lot or tract is only •
a few feet more than a half mile from the business center of
this city, you will then realize the value of this splendid ad
dition. Easy terms and right prices to purchasers.
Colfax Investment Company
Q. W. LARUE & CO., Agents
Headquarters for the Citizens of Whitman County and the
M. J. MALONEY, Proprietor
Our Prices may not be the lowest, bat we guarantee every article
The Bar connected with the hotel carries a fine line of imported and
domestic Wines, Liquors and Oigars. When you get it at the Hotel
Oolfax you ge"t the best produced in the markets of the world.
When you want to find your friends, go to the Hotel Colfax, the recognized
headquarters for everybody.
low Is the Time
to buy your coal. If you want to secure the lowest price of
the year, buy your winter coal now. If you want good ser
vice along with good coal, permit us to fill your bin. Every,
thing in the fuel line.
Standard Lumber Co.
D. H. FIDDES, Agent tolfax, Wash.
FARM AND GARDEN TOOLS
yfc _^ n| - are waging for those who are in need
mVUf/f B % °f them in my BuPerior stock of hard-
Ull fV<^C]Tujr » 1| wara X have everything that the
\ /4/w2j ■•■»"'•• -\# ff^ er van? Swdener uses in this line,
\ZD6< /U :^;' i:;'iW-A/ of the best manufacture. I will sup-
Ji/^S^Hlfv^feS^A ply you at prices that will §ive y°u
Vl \\ 7vyT~^Jo an 6 wbhere y°Ur m°ney t0 be f°Und
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NJ J&» K. Barroll
l^/^^^^JjA Successor to Barroll <fe Mohney.
W. R. ANDERSON, Tp shier
S. H. HH'KS, \»m. Cashier