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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
THIRTY-FOURTH YEAK. lurai7
TUNGSTEN SYSTEM OF
City of Colfax Is Divided Into
Latest Phase of Street Lighting in
Small Towns Throughout Coun
try--Rays of Light Reflects in All
Directions-- No Shadows.
The Gatette has heretofore referred to
the tungsten nystem of street lights now
being introduced in Colfax, which will be
folly in operation and effect by Christ
mas. The transformer which operates
all the lamps of the series has been
shipped from Schenectady, New York,
and upon arrival will be put in place in
the station here.
Poles have been pet in plsce in Colfax,
P «hi<fci wbH a work of considerable mag
nitude, but work along these lines is
mill in progress in some of the outlying
The tungsten serin of lighting ie the
latent phase of street lighting in small
towus throughout the country. Under
this system more lights are given fur the
same energy than under the old system,
besides the lasting qualities and reliabil
ity of the plant i* much greater than
that of the old or arc system.
Powerful Lights Suspended.
When the tungsten lights are in full
operation Colfai will liavi 30 lumps suh
pended from the middle of the streets 30
feet above the pavement. Ench lamp
will be 2."iU watt, or 200 caudle power,
taking the place of the 20 »re lamps
now in use. Steel enamei reflectors for
the^e lamps have arrived and will soon
be in place. Thirty-four lamps of 100
watr each, or 80 candle power, will take |
the place of the 10 and '52 arc lights now
City Divided Into Five Circuits.
Auother change to be noted of great
bent tit is that the city is divided into
five separate circuits, each independent
of the other or can be switched one to
the other in case of accident or failure to
act. First, the power line in the north
end of town; second, the lighting circuit
in north end of town; third, power line
in south end of town; fourth, lighting
circuit In south end of town; fifth, a
i sep. iate and complete system for street
! lighting that has no connection with the
above currents. The old sjsttm of
street lights, also residential and power
lines, were connected together, so that a
defect on any line interrupted the service
of the entire city. Under the new ar
rangement a defect in the power line at
the flour mill, for instance, will have no
effect on the J. EL Good plant on the
south line, and vice versa.
Another thing in favor of the tungsten
lamp is that the rays of light are reflected
in every direction, there being no dark
shadow underneath, as with the arc.
Improved System Costs Little More.
The new system is being inaugurated
by the Washington Water Power Co. at
practically an outlay of §3000, with
only a small sum added monthly to ex
pense account o! the city. To give the
figures exact the city was paying f 233,85
per month for the old system, while the
new contract calls for $235 per month,
a difference of only $1.15 per month,
with all added improvements.
F. K. Fantons, recently of Spokane, is
the superintendent in charge of the busi
ness and plant in Colfax since it was ac
quired by the Washington' Water Power
Co. from Codd & M; cKenzie. He is a
young man thoroughly familiar with
every phaee of electric lighting and the
business connected with it, and his ex
planation of the wonderful mechanism
' that controls and enables man to make
. use of the fluid we call electricity to the
novice is interesting beyond measure.
Miss Goldie Hare has recently been
added to the office force by Mr. Fantom,
so that now some one ie always there to
attend to busiuess.
SAM SMALL IN COLFAX.
Court House Crowded Monday Even
ing to Hear Him.
The court room was crowded Monday
evening to listen to the address of Dr.
Sam Small of Georgia on the subject of
prohibition. It was red hot from start
to finish, something never before beard
by a Colfax audience. Dr. Small is a
character, a law unto himself, having no
exact imitator that we ever heard of.
He hit from the shoulder. While the
saloon keeper was handled without
gloves the doctor did not place all the
blame on him for the presence of the
salooe. The citizenship was to blame,
and Mr. Small proceeded to lambast the
citizenship, many of whom were present,
in an unmerciful manner. The sarcasm,
bits and thrusts kept the audience in an
ecstacy of delight, many laughing till
the tears rolled down their cheeks. It
was not all fun, however. Dr. Small is a
clear and logical speaker, occasionally
rounding a flowery period, nnyhup end
ing it with an odd expression that would
throw the audience into convulsions of
As most readers know Sam Small, as
he is best known, has been before the
Arnerieau public for 2o years. He has
lectured in every utate in the Union and
hHs addressed millions of people. Ec
centricity is hin chief characteristic, but
he in a man of substantial qualifications
asiue from that. Tali and straight,
neaiing the three ecore m .rk, possessed
of a voice full and sonorous, if not at
times harsh, he thundered out his sen
tences in a manner to be heard and un
derstood, punctured with illustration,
witticism and sarcasm all his own.
Those who can should not fail to hear
Sam Small. He is better than a circus,
and the cost is less.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
Divers Matters of Importance At
tended to Monday Evening.
City council met Monday evening,
Mayor Lippitt presiding and all council
Thomas Hamblen and others petitioned
for sidewalk in front of lots 1, 3 and 4,
block 2, Brown's addition; also forother
missing walks and crossings. Referred
to street committee.
A deed from James A. Perk'ns and
wife conveying to the city of Colfax all
of lota 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, fractional block
5, Prescott & I'erkias' Riverside addition,
was presented to the council and ac
Street committee asked for further time
in matter of 0. R & N. franchise to put
in side track from near round table to
fluur mill, which granted.
The matter of repairing stonework at
Island street was left in hands of street
committee, with power to act.
On motion the mayor appointed
Touncilnien Htravens, Barroll and Ptr
rine a special committee to investigate
the cost of putting in a flume on Canyon
street, lending from the Methodi*t*hurch
to the river. The object of this work is
obvious.' Every spring an immense body
of water comes down this street from
the canyon above, present arrangements
for carrying off surplus water in many
instances being insufficient. Last March,
during the flood period, an incipient
river cau.e down the canyon, more than
tilling the street and flooding adjoining
Bills allowed and ordered paid. Cur
rent expense account, $1530; water,
WHY BRIDGES ARE NOT BUILT
Factory Destroyed by Fire, Will Soon
Rise From Ashes.
Daylight can be seen ahead for the
construction of the south end bridge in
Colfax, as well as the Rock Creek bridges.
Engineer McCaw received this week a
letter from the Ottumwa Bridge Co. of
Ottumwa, lowa, which has the contract
for supplying the structural steel for
theee bridges, throwing light upon the
subject. As most readers know their
plant wae destroyed by fire, hence they
could not furnish the material contract
ed for at the time demanded. The fol
lowing extract from the letter to Mr.
McCaw is self-explanatory.
"We beg to acknowledge receipt of
your favor of 21st inst. relative to ship
ment for Cooper Lake and Rock Creek,
order by A. Vaik, some time ago. We
beg to advice that our factory on the
30th of August was totally destroyed
by fire, but it is now practically com
plete and within a few days we will be
running full capacity. <JThe steel for
Rock Creek bridges is now going through
our shop, and the sttsl for the Cooper
Lake bridge we can ship within three
weeks after receipt of approved shop
plans for this bridge. These plans we
expect to be able to send you tomorrow
for your approval."
Two City Tickets.
At the primary city election Tuesday,
which was going on at the same time
and in the same apartments as the gen
eral election, although having different
judges of election, the two tickets put
in the race were each indorsed, there be
ing no opposition to either. The vote
was small. At the city election to be
held next month two tickets will be in
the field to add zest to the contest.
Basket Social at Wilcox.
The Wilcox public school will give a
hi yu basket social next Friday, Novem
ber 18, to which everybody is cordiatly
invited. As usual on such occasions a
good time may be expected. It is need
less to state that the baskets will be
loaded to the gunwales, which means
that the good housewivps of Wilcox
have prepared lots of good things to
Ran Into Freight Train.
A gravei train on the electric line ran
into the rear end of a freight near Black
well station Tuesday. The caboose and
a stock car on the freight went op in
smoke, also the motor car attached to
the gravel train. Passenger traffic was
held up several hours. No one was
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBEE 11. 1910.
DEMOCRATIC LANDSLIDE IN NEW
YORK AND OTHER EASTERN STATES
Next National House of Representatives
Will Be Democratic—Senate Re
Superior Judge Thomas Neil!
State Senator, Bth diet.... Oliver Hall
Representatives, 7th district, Hugh
C. Todd and Charlee R. Larue
Representatives, Bth district, H. S.
McClure and William C. McCoy.
Sheriff G. B. Carter
County Clerk Geo. H. Newman
County Auditor S. M. McCroske*
County Treasurer Wm. M. Duncan
Pros. Attorney Paul Pattison
County Assessor G. W. Walter
School Supt J. O. Mattoon
County Engineer John M. McCaw
County Coroner Lewis L. Bruning
Commissioner, Ist dist A. P. Miller
Commissioner 2d dist..\l. W. Whitlow
A democratic landslide bae hit several
of the eastern states. Tuesday's elec
tions did not come aB a surprise to
astute politicians or those familiar with
political conditions. Majorities are pil
ing up higher, however, than most people
Most interest centered on New York
state. Roosevelt, it might be stated,
was beaten to a "frrzzle." John A. Dix,
democratic candidate for governor, is
elected over H^nry L. Stimson, republi
can, by about 68,000, reversing the re
publican plurality of 70,000 in 1908 for
Governor Hughes. The complexion of
the legislature, which elects a successor
to Senator Chauncey M. Depew, at this
writing, is in doubt. Roosevelt's home
district gave Dix a majority.
From Other States.
In New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson, dem
ocratic candidate for governor, is elected
over. Vivian B. Lewis, republican, by
about 15,000, reversing the previous re
publican plurality of 8000 tor Governor
In Massachusetts, Eugene N. Fobs,
democrat, has defeated Governor Eben
S. Draper, republican, for re election by
about 30,000, reversing Governor
Draper's former plurality of 8000.
In Connecticut, Judge Baldwin, demo
crat, is elected governor over Charles A.
Goodwin, republican, by about 4000,
reversing the previous republican plural
ity of 16.000.
In Ohio, Governor Judson Harmon,
democrat, candidate for governor for
re-election, appears to have carried the
state by about 15,000 over Warren G.
In New Hampshire, Robert P. Bass,
republican, candidate for governor, is
leading C. E. Carr, democrat, by about
In Pennsylvania, the election of John
R. Tener, republican, for governor, is
claimed by a large plurality.
In Rhode Island, Governor Pothier,
republican, is elected by a plurality of
Democratic governors have been
elected in Alabama and South Carolina.
In Wisconsin, in the'election of the re
publican candidate for governor, Francis
E McGovern, is claimed by a reduced
majority, and the return of Senator La
Follette to the United States senate is
In Michigan, Charles S. Oaborn, repub
can candidate for governor, appears to
have a safe lead over his opponent.
Governor W. R. Stubbs was re elected
governor of Kansas. His majority is
estimated at from 12,000 to 20,000.
Returns indicate the election of Hooper,
republican, governor of Tennessee.
Indiana has gone democratic. It
looks as though Senator Beveridge will
lose hie seat.
Eberhart, republican, was elected gov
ernor of Minnesota.
Chester A. Aldrich of Nebraska has a
safe majority for governor.
Delaware goes republican, in West
Virginia democrats make large gains, in
South Dakota the vote is close.
Oklahoma elects a democratic gov
National House Democratic.
The national house of representatives
was carried by the democrats, who will
have a majority of 37, reversing the
present republican majority of 43.
The United States senate will probably
have a reduced republican majority as a
result of legislative elections held in
The election in lowa is in doubt, both
parties claiming the state.
Uncle Joe Cannon scores in Illinois,
being re elected to congress by little less
than his old time majority. Keep your
eye on Uncle Joe.
ELECTION IN OLD WHITMAN.
Republicans Elect Most of Their
Candidates In County.
The election in Collar and throughout
Whitman county last Tuesday passed
off quietly but with a manifestation of
deep interest. It rained hard all day
This fact, however, did not keep people
from the polls. They turned out and
voted just the same.
Below is given the total vote for each
candidate, less the vote of Rock Lake
precinct, which bad not come to hand as
we go to press. Sixty nine voles w<?re
cast in that precinct two years ago, .'l9
being republican. The vote of that pre
cinct will not change materially the vote
of the several candidates announced be
low, or the majorities of successful can
The vote for judges of the supreme
court follow: Nominees of republican
convention. 2549 votes, Judge Fulltrton
getting 2696 votes. The non-partisan
democratic uonoim ps received '587, while
the Hocialift candidates polled 269 votes.
Below is given the total vote cf each
candidate on both tickets (less the vote
of Rock Lake), with indicated majority
of each candidate:
Congressman. 3d District.
William L. La Follette -2578—1002
Henry D. MerriU 1576
John N. Pickrell 2132
Thomas Neiil 2 lit' - 2M
State Senator, 8 h District
Oliver Hall 13*",9— 212
Charles L. MacKen?ie 1157
Representatives, 7th District.
John H. Jones 12°0
George H. Lawrence 10CV
Hugh C. Todd 1480— 268
Claries E. Larue 12uG - 157
Representatives, Bth District.
H. S McClure 1353— 248
William C. McCoy 1273- 286
B. F. Manring 1105
J. H. Donahoe 987
G. B Carter 2739—193
William I. Dailey 2546
George H. Newman .. 2627 (No opposition)
D. L. Kemper 2142
Samuel M. McCroskey 3045— 903
William M. Duncan 2839— 360
E. G.Gill 2479
Charles L. Chamberlin 2068
I PaulPattison 3184-1116
George W. Walter 2570— 121
Richard H. Duff 2449
J. O. Mattoon. 2758— 365
Elizabeth MacKay 2393
John M. McCaw 2908— 915
O. H. Horton. 2043
Lewis L. Bruning 2<J79— 276
Commissioner, Ist District.
I A P. Miller 2456— 76
i R P, Smiley 2380
Commissioner, 2d District
G. G. Thatcher 2279
M. W. Whitlow 2690— 411
WASHINGTON STATE IN LINE
All Three Congressmen Republican
--Legislature Heavily So.
Washington has vnt loot prestige as
a republican etate. The election Tues
day resulted in old-time republican ma
jorities. The next legislature will be
heavily republican, thus insuring the
election of Miles Poindexter to the United
All three republican candidates for
congress are elected with thousands of
votes to spare. Congressman Humphrey
of Seattle is re elected by a heavy vote.
Stauton Warburton of Tacoma is an
easy winner, while William L La Follette
of Pullman will have a larger majority
than was ever given a congressional can
didate in this district.
The republican nominees for judges of
the supreme court have all been re elected
by majorities rangiDg over 20,000. They
are Mack F. Gose for the unexpired term
of four years; George E. Morris, Frank
H. Rudkin, Emmett X. Parker and Mark
A. Fullerton each for the full term of six
The woman suffrage amendment has
carried by a vote of two to one, and the
approval of the amendment for succes
sion to the governor's chair has been
adopted by equally as strong a vote.
THE HIGH SCHOOL DEBATES
Begin This Evening to Select Teams
for State Contests.
Commencing this evening practically
a!! High echoole in the state- of Wash
ington will be pitted against each other
in pairs to discuss the income tax qu.'H
tion. The state in divided into three
districts. Professor Charles TtnbHa of
W. S. ('. jg i n charge of this district.
High schools in this district will meet
according to this schedule this eveniDg,
as follows: Colville vs Newport, Har
rington vs Wilbur, Sprague vs Daven
port, Latah vs Spokane, Rosalia vs
Tekoa, Garrield vs Palouse, Colfax vs
Waitsburg, Asotin va Dayton, Pomeroy
vs Walla Walia, Ritzville vs Kennewick,
Prosser vs Goldendale.
Paul Browder, Herman Cutler and John
Newman, comprising the Colfax team,
debate with the Waitsbnrg team at
Waitsburg this evening. The outcome
will be watched with interest.
The Waitsburg team consists of Grace
Houtchens, Cyril McClean and May Calla
ban. Waitsburg has the affirmative
side, supporting the income tax. Col
fax will deny the proposition.
Winners of the debates will be matched
later and the tinal winner decided in this
manner. The High echool of each dis
trict taking first place will receive $50.
This is the 6:h annual debating contest.
The questioa in full reads:
Resolved, That, aside from the con
stitutionality of the question, an income
tax should be adopted by the federal
The Colfax team, after thedebftte with
Waitsburg, goes to Pomeroy, where it
debates with the Pomeroy Hij;h school
tomorrow evening, the Colftxites taking
the negative of the question, retun.ing
home Sundu3 r or Monday. Professor
OckerLnan, formerly of Colfax, now of
Pomeroy, coaches the Pomeroy team.
COLFAX AGAINST PALOUSE.
Colfax Played a Poor Football Game
Colfax lost to Palousa last Saturday
in a close game of football, the tiual
score being 3 to 0. Colfax played the
poorest game it has played this season.
The boys played all right individually,
but they didn't play together and team
work is what makes the team. Neither
scored the first half, although Palouse
tried for a goal from the field. A great
deal of time was taken out, practically
all by Palouse, as the boys had to stop
and diecuss every play before running it
In the third quarter Palouse succeeded
in kicking the ball between the goal posts
from a difficult angle. After this Colfax
took the ball down the field to within
striking distance of Palouse's goal, lot-ing
Colfax was unable to get forward
passes off up to standard, while Paloune
succeeded with several. Colfax pluyed
more in Palouse's territory than Palouse
did in Coifax's, although both goals
were in danger and both had -to resort
to punting several times.
Enthusiastic Socialist Meeting.
Our socialist friends held a good sized
meeting in the court house Sunday after
noon, which was addressed by D. C.
Coates of Spokane, socialist candidate
for congress from this district, bis theme
being socialism, and Mrs. Moore, also of
Spokane, who, while acknowledging her
obedience to the cause of socialism,
spoke in favor of giving women the
ballot. Mr. Coates is a printer by trade,
at present running a job printing office
in Spokane. He enjoys the distinction
of having served a term as lieutenant
governor of Colorado. He is a pleasant
Bpeaker, evidently sincere in what he
says, appealing to the reason rather
than to the passions of hia hearers.
While the candidate of his party for
congress he said he did not come to beg
for votes but to plead for the cause of
socialism. Charles N. Hinchliff presided
and introduced the speakers.
Reception to School Teachers.
The reception given last Friday even
ing by the ladies of the Cjogreg ational
church to the teachers of the public
echools was largely attended and great
ly enjoyed. It was held in the Presby
terian church. A literary program was
carried out and an elaborate lunch
served, thus partaking of the qualities
of a feast of reason and a flow of soul.
Passed Forged Check.
Albert Harmon, who is also distin
guished by an alias of Harry Wymore,
was brought from Tekoa and landed in
jail Saturday on the charge of passing a
forged check. E. F. Benga of the firm
of Benga ft Scott, was the complaining
witness. Harmon was bound over to
the superior court.
Odd Fellows Elect Officers.
Colfax Lodge No. 14, I. O. O. F.,
elected officers Friday night, as follows:
E. D. Eldredge, X. G.; W. M. Mackey.V.G ,
Edward Yon Soehnen, secretary; W. G.
Frazier, treasurer; Frank Ells, trustee
for three years.
Bountiful showers this week.
PRICE FIVK i'ENTR.
SCHOOLS SHOW WELL
County Has More School Dis
tricts Than Any Other.
Has 26 High Schools, Which Places
It in the Lead of All Other Coun
ties, Save King and Whatcom-.
Employs 334 Teachers.
Olyrapia, Nov. 9—(Special to The
Gazette.)— The four schools in district 1
(Colfax), Whitman county, showed an
in excess of that of any other district in
enrollment during the last two years far
the county. The enrollment numbered
805, of whom 158 were High school
pupils, and the average daily attendance
was G.'lO. Whitman county has more
districts than any other in the Htate, the
number being 171, and during the last
school year three district* were organ
ized. Twenty-sis High schools are
shown for the county, which place it in
the lead over all counties, save King and
Whatcom. Whitman county employed
3.'54 teachers, 93 of whom were nun.
The latter were paid an average of
■if 79 29 per month, an against an aver
age for the stute at large of $79 56,
while the women teich.-r* received
$04.08, as against nn average through
out the entire state of $62 96. The en
rollments throughout Whitman county
untutored 9054 sod the average daily
attendance wmh (JJ4.I On Mhv 1 the
ntHt<> contained 268 972 census children,
10,347 ol whim were iv Whitman
county. The enrollments in the public
schools in the 2710 districts in Wash
ington reached 215.688, while the aver
age daily attendance was 156,064.
Whitman County Will Profit.
"Whitman county will profit by ap
proximately half of the $700,000 due in
delinquent taxes and iuterent from the
0. R. & N. on itH linen iv thia state,
unless an appeal be taken to the hii
preme court and the decision of tbe
lower court reversed, Judge Mitchell, of
the Thurston county superior court hav
ing just held that the company should
pay on the valuation fixed by the state
board of equalization, and that the
valuation fixe' 1 by the railroad coinmiH
bion in its work hud nothing to do with
GOOD WORK UNDER WAY.
South End to Have Another Source
of Water Supply.
The city council in putting in a water
main leading to South Culfax along Gol
gotha Htreet. Golgotha street crosses
the valley leading east and we«t by the
Carley foundry and machine nhop, end
ing at the bane of the hillside at each
end. The south end district is supplied
with water by main that crosses the
river at the Main street bridge, which,
in case of accident, would shut out that
part of town from water supply. By
connecting with the water main at Gol
gotha street and laying pipes across the
South Palouse river leading GOO feet to
a point at or near the Van Schoick resi
dence at Cooper and Lake streets, con
necting again with the present water
main, will give the south enders two
sources of water supply.
The mains crossing the river at Gol
gotha street will be buried in the bed of
the river a sufficient depth to be beyond
the possibility of doubt of bping carried
away by flood conditions. It looks now
that the new south end bridge will not be
built for some time, a condition that
leaves the water mains at that point in
an exposed condition, as tne work cannot
be permanent until the new bridge is
The Golgotha improvement is work in
the right direction.
Union Services Sunday Evening.
The union services held at the Meth
odist church last Sunday evening was
largely attended, chairs being placed in
the aisles and the annex thrown open to
accommodate the overflow. E. A. (Juna
mere of Seattle, connected with the T.
M. C. A., was the speaker of the evening,
and gave the audience a red hot speech
on the subject of local option. Mr.
Gummere was loaded to the gunwale**
with facts and figures from bis view
point, which seemed to find a hearty re
sponse from thotte in attendance.
The"Kenoyer Memorial Chapel," aa it
is called, the newly completed United
Brethren church at Albion, will be dedi
cated next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock,
Bishop Henry L Barkley, D.D., of Port
land condncting the services. The build
ing is of concrete blocks and is provided
with opera chairs. It will provide a
pleasant, convenient and permanent
place of worship. Our friends at Albion
are to be congratulated on this latest
addition to their town.