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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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Congressman, 3d Dist W. L. LaFollette
State Senator, Bth Dint Oliver Hall
Representative, 7th Dist John H. Jones
Representative, 7ih Dist G H Lawrence
Representative, Bth Diat HS McClure
Representative, Bth Dint W. 0. McCoy
County Sheriff G. B Carter
County Clerk George H Newman
County Auditor D. L. Kemper
County Treasurer Will &I. Duncan
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 Dist A. P. Miller
Commissioner, 2d Dist G. G. Thatcher
The fruit crop of 1910 will be far the
greatest ever gathered in this state. This
is true of all sections and all kinds of
fruit. In many places in spite of the
fact that orchards have been thinned the
trees are breaking down beneath their
The Wonatchee Commercial Club has
fallen in line with the movement of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce for the
improvement of the Columbia river for
its entire navigable length. They have
taken the matter up with similar organ
izations all over the state with a view to
securing early results.
The law requires the voter to be a
resident of the state one year, the county
90 days and the precinct 30 days before
election, and as the registration books
cloße 20 days before election, 20 days is
deducted from the actual time of reai
dence, co far as the oath is concerned, as
no person can register during the 20
days immediately preceding election
Voters should heed this.
We are not prepared at this time to
pass judgment on Tacoma for alleged
padding of census returns, for it takes
more than a charge to prove one guilty.
The census officials present a bold front
cm one side und the city of Tacoma is
equally bold in denying that any crime
has been committed. Padding census
returns is a crimp, a crice that will
eurely bring trouble *»nd disgrace on
those who engage in it. Let the facts
be known, whether it ftff jets Tacoma or
any other city.
Ten million dollars for the immediate
further development of the Western
Steel Corporation's plant at lrondale is
the latest news that: comes from Seattle
This money was raised, so it is said,
through the sale of bonds. The plans
for development mean two additional
open-hearth furnaces, a rolling mill, a
tube plant, a pheet mill and a tin plate
plant to be built us quickly as possible
It is predicted that within three years
the Irondale steel plant will be furnish
ing employment to 5000 men.
One of the tried and experienced men
on the supreme bench is Judge Mark A.
Fullerton, formerly of Colfax, well known
to the electorate of Whitman county for
his erudition and probity of character.
Without solicitation on his part Judge
Fullerton has been named for re-election,
and there should be no question, prob
ably is not, of his selection on the Bth of
next month. The people do not need
frequent changes on the bench. When a
man has be*>n tried and found to fill the
bill he should be retained. Judge Ful
lerton is such a man.
Walter Wellman is a man of nerve and
determination, albeit he had to abandon
his airnhip "America" off the Carolina
coast with signals of distress flying.
Wellman had the American people with
him, who would have been pleased to
hear of his crossing the Atlantic sailing
through the air. Stress of weather was
against him. Wellraan sailed hundreds
of miles, buffeted by gales over an angry
sea, that took a brave heart to even
make the attempt. The feat may be ac
complished yet. Wellman is not the
man to give up at the first attempt.
D. L. Kemper for county auditor is the
right man in the right place. Hi« con
nection with the auditor's office for
nearly four years has made him familiar
with every detail of the office, which is
an asset of value both to him and the
county in the management of the county's
affairs. It would take a new man at
least two years to become familiar with
the duties of the office, which is prob
ably the most important office in the
gift of the people relating to county
government. The people should think
twice before casting aside an experienced
man like Mr. Kemper. We do not be
lieve they will do it.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 21, 1910.
Supreme Court Judges.
The attempt of the Non-Partisan
League (so-called) to nominate non
partisan candidates for justice* of the
Bupreme court, which later was indorsed
by the democratic convention, has ended
in showing that partisanship in its most
offensive form was attempted. It was a
political job conceived in the brains of
men experts at the business. The nom
inees have nothing out of the ordinary
to recommend them. They are the names
of men, for most part, up for office every
two years, if not already intrenched in
official position. The scheme was to
have the names appear on the printed
ballot twice—first as non partisan, sec
ond as democratic nominees. The at
torney general ruled that the names
could only appear upon the ballot once,
they having the privilege to select which
ticket it should be. This, of couree,
didn't suit the politicians manipulating
the business, so the supreme court was
appealed to to pass upon the question,
which it did, handing down a decision
Monday sustaining the opinion of the
attorney general. Judge Stephen J.
Chadwick wrote the opinion, which was
concurred in by Justices Mount, Crow
and Dunbar. The decision upholds the
direct primary law, the court using these
"There being no valid constitutional
objection to the statute, and being
powerless to Bupply omission, or to
whittle the law to meet conveniences, it
follows that the relators must follow the
law that has been written by the legis
lature and designate the name of the
party under whose name they desire
their names to be placed."
It will be observed that none of the
judge* of the supreme court directly in
terested in the matter took part in the
The judges of the supreme court named
for re election by the republican conven
tion are as near non partisan as it ia
possible to get judges. They have stood
the test of judicial capability, and have
the confidence and respect not only of
the legal profession but of the people of
the state. There was no log rolling to
Becure a renomination and re-election.
They were nominated by convention, be
cause the law says they shall be nomi
nated that way. They were nominated
exactly as the non-partisan convention
and the democratic convention named a
ticket, with the exception that log-rolling
and wire pulling were salient features of
the last named, office holding politicians
of the William Hickman Moore stripe,
who is up for office every two years and
sometimes oftener, being behind the
The present members of the supreme
court up for re-election should be kept in
office. The long service of several of
them is, or should be, an asset to the
state. Judge Fullerton, who lived in
Colfax years ago, before he went to
Olympia to take his seat on the supreme
bench, is one of these, and the people of
Whitman county are well acquainted
with his high legal attainments as well
as the purity of his personal character.
Judge Rudkin of North Yakima, Judge
Morris of Seattle, Judge Gose of Pom
eroy and Judge Parker of Tacoma are
the other judges on the ticket with Judge
Fullerton, which is realiy the only non
partisan ticket in the field and the right
ticket to vote.
Judge John N. Pickrell.
The Gazette favors Judge Pickrell for
superior judge of Whitman county be
crniße he stands for the best iv our gov
ernment, besides being a man pre-emi
nent in his profession. From a purely
monetary point of view he leaves* a law
practice to accept a position on the
bench yielding a revenue much greater
than the salary attached to the judge
ehip, he having for many years handled
the big cases for adjudication, where
legal acumen and sound judgment were
prerequisites. His legal attainments are
fully recognized among the legal profes
sion and the business interests of the
community. During the period he has
occupied a position on the bench he has
exemplified in a marked degree his
peculiar fitness for the exalted position
he occupies, which The Gazette hopes to
see continued to the end of the term.
The chief objection to the election of
Judge Pickrell comes from certain inter
ests in Pullman, and the animus that
accompanies it is fully understood and
is unworthy of the men who stand
sponser for it. It is peruile in the ex
treme. It is proclaimed from the house
tops that Judge Pickrell is a violent
partisan, therefore unfit to occupy a
judicial position. Judge Pickrell has
been an active republican all hie life,
glorying in the principles of the republi
can party like hundreds of thousands of
others. He is not a jelly fish, floating
on the sea of uncertainty, without pur
pose or intelligence. To disbar Judge
E^ckrell for this would be to dißbar
every lawyer of prominence in the land
from occupying a judicial position. All
men in this free republic who know any
thing at all are partisans in some form
and take an interest in public affairs.
The genius of our institutions is the re
sult of the genius oi men who were parti
sans and who left the imprint of their
greatness on the institutions of cur
country. In this sense Lincoln was a
partisan. All of our great jurists, from
Chief Justice Marshall down, have been
partisans, and we expect this to con
tinue co long aa our free institutions
continue and our stalwart citizenship i 8
a factor in the development of the
The friends of Judge Pickrell have no
apologies to make for his so called
partisanship. He has been a consistent
republican all his life, and the principles
of the republican party stand for the
beet in our country. Under its beuign
direction the ship of state has cleared
the breakers and at all times anchored
in waters deep and safe. To have aided
in this work is something to be proud of.
This talk of partisanship, of course,
has behind it the rankest of partisan
ship. No one can gainsay that Judge
Pickrell is not fair and honest, has not
ability of a high order, is not a high
minded and patriotic citizen, and will
not administer the law, tempered with
justice, to every citizen, regardless of
political belief or religious association.
Facts vs. Assertions.
In a signed editorial published in last
week's Colfax Commoner, Editor Good
year gave what he called bis reasons for
supporting Thomas Neill and opposing
J. N. Pickrell for superior judge in this
county. Among other things he said
that ''Neill has taken an active interest
in every progressive movement in this
state for years past."
If to approve and encourage the de
velopment of trusts aa one of the steps
toward socialism is progressive, then we
admit that Mr. Neiil has taken an active
interest in that movement.
If to extol the principles of socialism
in season and out of season for the past
several years is progressive, then we
admit tha» Mr. Neill is progressive, as
he has been active in that movement.
If to contend that Mr. Neil! has not
been identified with any party in the
past six years, when in fact he was the
nominee for prosecuting attorney on
the socialist ticket in 1906, only four
years ago, is progressive, then we admit
that Mr. Neill is progressive.
If to condemn the authorities in Spo
kane for arresting the I. W. W.s for
speaking upon the streets, as an alleged
abridgment of free speech, is progressive,
then we admit that Mr. Neill is pro
No one knows better than Editor
Goodyear that Thomas Neill has been
and is now the recognized head of the
socialist party in this county, and that
every socialist in the county is crying
his praises from the housetops and doing
ererything possible to elect him; also,
that Mr. Neill, instead of being in favor
of every progressive movement in this
state for years past, has been one of the
most persistent opponents of these very
things, because they were regarded as
inimical to to the socialist movement.
Mr. Goodyear alleges that Judge Pick
rell opposed Governor McDride in his
tight for a railroad commission; that he
opposed the adoption of the direct
primary system; that he is opposed to
direct legislation, and is opposed to the
progressives in his own party.
While Pickrell did not favor Mcßride'e
nomination for governor, he did not
oppose it, and did not participate in the
primaries or county convention that
elected delegates to the state convention
that year. However, Pickrell supported
Mcßride for governor two years ago,
and stood with him this year for the
nomination of Burke to the senate, and
at no time was he opposed to the rail
road commission. Pickrell voted both
in the county and state conventions to
incorporate the first direct primary
pl«nk that appeared in the republican
county and state platforms, which Good
year knows or ought to know, when hr
nssumes to speak upon the subject. The
allusion to Pickrell as attorney for the
liquor dealers' association is without
foundation in fact. The self-evident
purpose of these untrue allegations is
to injure Pickrell and help Neill.
Goodyear praised Poindexter before
the primaries and is now out to defeat
him by defeating the republican nom
inees for the legislature in this county.
On the other hand Pickrell expressed his
right preference at the primaries and ie
now open end above board for Poin
dexter. Goodyear was for Poindexter
to disrupt the republican party. Pick
rell is for Poindexter because he believes
in the majority rule and the principles
of the republican party. Pick,rell is a
republican and admits it openly. Why
should any one deny his party afßlia
Goodyear says in his editorial that it
is not an attack upon Pickrell. If to
charge that Pickrell was opposed to the
enactment of the direct primary law,
when in fact he favored It; that he was
the attorney for a liquor dealers' asso
ciation, when in fact he was not; that
he was opposed to the railroad commis
sion, when he was for it; that he was
opposed to Mcßride, when he was lor
him two years ago for governor, etc., is
not an attack upon Pickrell, then the
editorial in question is not. But any
one knowing the true facts would in
terpret the article as an attack.
The Tacoma News remarks that "it
does not pay to let cards, mashed po
tatoes, football, music, religious fervor
or anything else become one's master.
The person who finds that he is no longer
boss of himself had better face about
quickly, re-energize his cosmos, change
his associates and make for the open."
Which is sound advice, of which many
Btand in need of heeding*.
Ruedy'e vinegar is the beet by 30
Money in Raising Hogs.
Hogs, live weight, nine cents a pound, !
means money to the mai> who has'
porkers to sell. Pork should be one of
the leading products of the Palouse.
The country is peculiarly adapted to the
industry, and the time is not likely to
come when it will be outdone. Spokan",
at this time, is ready to take all we
raise, to say nothiug of other points
that have heretofore looked this way for
a supply. It is doubtful if we raise
enough now to supply home consump
tion. The price of hoge is keeping pace
with the price of wheat, ho the farmer is
the gainer whichever side you look at
the question. The tiller of the soil
should devote more acreage to alfalfa on
which to pasture hogs, grow more corn,
carrots, potatoes and other root crops,
which would not materially interfere with
wheat raising, hence give a profitable in
come no matter about weather condi
tions or how badly the market may be
flushed by good crops here or elsewhere
to effect the price of wheat. We are not
sure if this is not a safer and more
profitable business than planting a com
mercial orchard, an industry that some
people say cannot be overdone, but
surely it cannot outroot the hog.
The ruling of the attorney general that
the non-partisan judiciary nominees
named by the recent Tacoma convention
and endorsed by the democratic conven
tion the next day, shall Appear on one
ticket or the other, rather puts the "non
partisans" up a tree.
The attorney general holds that the
same namen cannot appear twice on the
Some of the wiser heads among the
democrats warned the convention of this
very predicament into which the ticket
has been plunged. However, more pre
cipitate counsel overruled this advice.
Under the attorney general's ruling each
candidate must choose the emblem under
which his name shall be placed and must
notify the county auditor 20 days before
And, no matter what choice is made,
the "non-partisan" ticket is no longer
non-partisan. The folly of calling the
convention and naming a ticket is now
fully apparent to all, just as it was ap
parent to many when the convention
call was issued. The "non partisans"
made the mistake of trying to do that
for which the law did not provide. Their
proper course was in asking for the
amendment of the law, a fact to which
their attention was repeatedly directed
before they held their convention.
The democrats meantime are in a
pretty pickle. Their convention was a
useless waste of time and money and
oxygen. And after all the whole thing
was a political enterprise, not a "moral
uprising," as some would have us be
iieve. The itch for office was paramount;
not the desire to reform the supreme
court —Tocoma News.
Resolved, That we, the board of di
rector* of school district No. 1, Whitman
county, Washington, as a slight token
of our appreciation and thanks for the
gerien.ua «ift and donation made by the
ladies of the Athenaeum society of the
sum of $1000 to be used toward the
equipment of the Domestic Science De
partment of the new High school, spread
this resolution on the minutes of the
board meeting of October 15, 1910, and
have a copy of the same published in the
Colfax weekly papers
L D. Woodw.v d,
H. ir. DePledge,
R. L. ifcfotOSKEY,
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a con
stitutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease, and
giving the Datient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Gazette advertisers invite the patron
age of Gazette readers.
D. L- KEMPEE
TO. M. DUNCAN
Gazette advertisers talk to
people in the best homes in
the Palouse country.
Statement of Condition of
Colfax National Bank
In response to call of Comptroller Sept. 1, 1910
•;This bank has the largest capital and surplus of any bank in the Pa
louse country. «ilt iB 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 safe,
strong, up-to-date bank, and your business is solicited.
Loans and discounts and overdrafts $1,050,461 1 1
United States bonds 200,000 00
Stocks, bonds and securities 5,475 65
Furniture and fixtures 4,700 00
Real estate 2,940 65
Due from banks $108,866 23
Due from United States treasurer. 10,000 00
Cash in vaults 65,554 If. 184,420 39
t TARTF I T I X S
Capital stock $ 200,000 00
Surplus and profits .... % 63,385 49
National bank notes 200,000 00
Deposits 984.613 91
Alfred Conlidije - President Chas. E. Scriber Cashier
A. F. McOlaiue .... Vice President D. C. Woodward - - - Assistant Cashier
Alfred Coolidpe, A. F. McClaine, Senator Levi Ankeny. Julius Lippitt. Edward Johnson,
R. L. McCroskey, Chas. Johnson, U. L. Ettiugrer, C. L. MacKenzie,
Wm. Codd, Chas. E. Scriber.
P. B STRAYEN*, President W. R. ANDERSON, Cashier
J. J. MILLER, Vice President S. H. HICKS, Asst. Cashier
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHIHCTOH
Capital $100,000.00. Surplus and Profits $16,000.00
Assets September 1, I9OD, $331,000.00
Assets September 1, HMO, $414,000.00
Strong enough to accommodate you.
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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. .
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