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The Election Last Tuesday.
The elections throughout the United
States la«t Tuesday panned oil quietly,
some surprises being manifest, but the
general result was fully anticipated.
White (he democrats have made great
advances in the Eastern states, as well
as captured the next house of represen
tative!?, there is nothing about it that
savors of permanency, or anything that
democrats can take to heart as a vote
of confidence that they, in the fullness of
time, are to take the reins of govern
ment and administer it as in the early
days of the party. It is just such a
landslide as we huve witnessed several
times in the past, and wiii probably wit
ness again in the future. The result is
the act and will of republicans them
selves, a protest that was held iv cold
storage and found deliverance at the
elections Tuesday. The republican party
is too big, has too many brainy men to
submit to the dictation of one man, or
to fall to pieces as the result of one such
election or several 6uch elections. It
will be found that the party has simply
been going through the clearing house
process, and will not only be reunited
but better prepared to enter the contest
for the presidency in 1912 than it wouid
if the house cleaning had not taken place
—for the result of Tuesday's elections
means a thorough house cleaning.
Some people talk of a new alignment of
parties, but such is not the meaning of
the late elections. It is true that certain
interests in the party may try to gather
around them a following or organization
such aa Hearst's Independence League, to
be used as a club to belabor the party
that has given them sustenance and
made them what they are, but even that
ib a remote possibility, as it will be
found ineffectual to accomplish perma
The generul status of the party was
never better. Note the usual republican
majorities in the Middle Wet,? aud the
Pacific s|ope states. Also note the ad
vances in some of the Southern states,
Which i« more iikelj. to be permanent
than democratic successes in any of the
Northern stares for obvious reasons.
Now that democrats will control the
next house of representatives it will be
interesting to heed bow little they will
amend the rules of the house which they
have been damning for ko mauy years.
Newspapers in the Schools.
We are told that hereafter pupil* in
the Khoola of the District of Columbia
will be expected to reai "good" news
papers dailj h* a part of their curricu
lum. It nut. why nor. Bat who is to
be the jsdfC of th* "good" newspaper?
Pnmmmbij the teacher. Bere m room
for difference of opinion. Oae profesgor,
with Ut head full of hocialit-m, might in
(■i-*t on daily wrtiaga of the Appeal to
Reason, while ■■other profpeeui, looking
from the other side of the shield, would
recommend t-omethiug of a (Lff-rHnt
We have maty »«pefi tkmt <:hu \,h
read with profit, papera that h*ve able
writers, of which the OregOttiao, New
Tork .Sun, Atlanta CoaetftatiOtt, Louih
ville Courier Journal. Boctoa (Hobc tad
Chicago Beeord Hf-raid Hnr whini'jtf ex
amples, repreemtiag ail thadea of poittl
cal opinion and discussing pabtte ques
tions in a fair and Khoiarly mariner,
that can always be read with profit aw
well as interest. Then we have the no
called yellow journals, of which the
Hearst publications are the most strik
ing example, that many parents would
condemn if they are to be placed daily
before their children for perusal.
If the custom is to Bpread from Wash
ington, D. € of pupils reading news
papers daily in the public Hchools, it may
tend to advance the quality of matter
appearing in the daily as well as the
weekly press, making it more a matter
of quality and less of quantity than
now prevails. Who know?, but this
may be the entering wedge for that re
form in newspaper work that many
earnest, able and patriotic men engaged
in the journalistic profession have been
hoping and looking for for lo these many
The word "good," however, is the rock
on which the project may split, there
being so many and diverse opinions in
this work-a day world of ours of what is
and what is not "good."
We don't want New York, Indiana,
Ohio et al —this year. Two yeans hence
We know more about the election than
we did last week. Time is the educator
of as all.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON-, NOVEMBER 11, 1910.
An Inspiring Spectacle.
It is an inspiring sight to see (meta
phorically speaking) millions of people
going to the polls and voting, as was
the case throughout the United States at
the election Tuesday. The like spectacle
is not presented by any other nation,
either now or in the history of the past.
Representative government iv the best
nense yet revealed is thus seen. Better
still, the verdict of the majority is
acyuiesced in, there being no strong
hand, backed by a disgruntled following,
seeking to overthrow ihe verdict ex
pressed at the polls.
An election in the United States is dif
ferent from most elections in other re
publics, in that a civil election with them
must ba confirmed by an armod force
before it becomes effective. It is thus
easy to understand that a democratic or
republican form of government, to rest
on a solid foundation, must have an in
telligent as well as a progressive con
stituency. It caunot thrive where ignor
ance, bigotry, superstition, narrow
mindedness prevails. We are probably
indebted to our public school system, a
system planted by our forefathers, mak
ing it possible for the general diffusion
of knowledge to all the people in all the
states of the Union, for our greatness as
a nation and the beneficent results as
exemplified in a general election.
The Tyranny of Technicality.
Ford Warner, a former St. Louis
councilman, has just been acquitted on
the charge of accepting a bribe. Ac
quittal came on the third trial and he
probably has the little word "the" to
thank for the fact that he is not now in
On bis first trial Warner was convicted
and sentenced to two years' imprison
The case was carried up to the state
That august body set aside the sen
tence for the reason that the word "the"
had been left out of the indictment.
Not a line regarding the merits of the
case. But because of a trifling techni
cality, quite irrelevant to the funda
mental cause of justice, the work of the
trial court was nullified and a new trial
The second time Warner's lawyers
worked the case skillfully enough to hang
And tbe third time brought acquittal!
This is a pretty fair sample of law us
it is administered in America.
No wonder murder and outlawry gen
erally multiply.—Atlanta Constitution.
Professor Slater of the University of
Rochester ie the latest college professor
to pay hie respects to the athletic crßze
that feems to be swamping most educa
tional institutions at this time. Presi
dents Lowell of Harvard and Wilson of
Princeton have already sounded a note
of warning. But few young men go to
college nowadays for the purpose of ob
taining a thorough education. Athletics
tike first place, the studies come next if
there is time for study. Furthermore,
'he young man*who goes to college for
the real purpose of study is too often
known as "a greasy griud," thus bring
ing him in contempt with his fallow
students, an epithet which, to a young
man in the formative period, is apt to
(Hecourage if not completely demoralize
him fur work along educational lines.
This is not written for the purpose of
tabooing athletics as a means of pleas
ure as well as exercise, but for the pur
pose of calling attention to a growing
abuse that is fast crowding to one side
the real purpose for which our education
al institutions are maintained at im
mense expense, namely, for securing a
thorough education. Educators should
take the bull by the home and regulate
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
made good. His promise that the pos
tal deficit would be reduced has come to
[juhh. The deficit for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1909, was $17,600,000.
Deficit for the fiscal year ended June 30,
I'JIO, was $G, 100,000 This is a tre-
UKTidouH saving—a saving in one year
Of $11,500,000— and this without cur
tailment of postal facilities. President
Taft will probably recommend a reduc
tion of letter postage to one cent, in
view of the business methods introduced
into the postofflce department by the
The people of the state of Washing
ton are to be congratulated on the re
jection of the five members of the su
preme court nominated by the republican
convention. Their selection was as non
partisan as it possibly could be, quite in
contrast with the so-called non-partisan
misfit put forward by Rufua R. Wilson
and a few other political adventurers
Messrs. Gose, Fullerton, Rudkin, Morris
and Parker have the old-time republican
Hurrah for Tennessee! The banner of
republicanism is unfurled to the breeze!
The solid south is a thing of the past I
John Brown's soul is marching on !
Democrats are wearing a broad smile
these days. Well, they're not to be
blamed. They have been in the slough
of despond long enough.
Long v*. Short.
Miss Long and Mr. Short will be mar
ried Tueeday evening, November 11 at
8:30 o'clock, at Barroll & Mohney's'hall
for the benefit of the Wesleyan Guild of
the M. E. church. Admission 20 cents
LOCAL OPTION IN THIS STATE
Several Changes Noted in Vote
From Last Year.
There were several surprises in the vote
on local option in the state of Wash
ington at the general election Tuesday.
Speaking locally, Colfax went wet by 93
majority, the vote by wards being as
followp: First ward, 104 wet, 104 dry;
Second ward, 151 wet, 94 dry, majority
wet of 57; Third ward, 102 wet, GG dry,
a wet majority of 36; a majority of 93
wet as above stated. Last year Colfax
went wet by 29 majority.
Palouse voted dry by 11 majority.
The town went wet a year ago by 4
Rosalia went wet by 2 majority, the
vote being 88 to 90. A singular coinci
dence is the fact that the town went wet
last year by the same majority.
Endicott voted dry by 19 majority.
Referring to a few towns outside of
Whitman county we find that for the
second time in the history of Wenatchee
it went dry by a majority of 204 votes,
nearly double the majority of last year.
Wenatchee is the largest dry town in the
Dayton again went dry by 90 majority.
Pomeroy, formerly dry, voted wet,
207 to 203.
At Newport the wets cast 112 and the
dries 90. The town has been dry since
last December, wheu the dries had 16
Davenport went dry by 24 votes.
Prosper again went dry by 18 votes
more than enough to carry.
Coiville again went dry, casting 243
votes for and 105 against. Last year
it went dry by only 38 votes.
Deer Park is dry by 38 majority.
Wanhtucna went dry 30 to 44.
After one year of a dry regime Camas,
this state, voted wet 117 to 102.
At the local option election at Wash
ouga!, (Mark county, a tie vote was cast,
55 to 55.
The wets carried North Yakima by a
majority of 282. This is an increase of
11 over last year.
Netted Neat Sum.
At the fnir Thursday night of last
week at the Armory, given by the ladies
of the Catholic church, the. proceeds
amounted to the neat^eura of $220. la
addition a good time was had by all
v-ho attended, the event closing by a
dunce which continued till midnight.
Haw!ey, democrat, ie probably elected
governor of Idaho. The rest of the re
publican state ticket is elected.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. .T. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him
perfectly honorable in all business transac
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligation* made by his firm.
VValding. Kixnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall* Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the sytitem. Testimonials sent free.
Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by ail Drug
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Hou«e for rent. Whitman Realty Co.,
Wanted — Description and price of land
for sale from owners only. State loca
tion and terms. Address Lock Box 696,
FOR SALE-.-REAL ESTATE.
For Salt—On Mill street. 3 blocks from
P. 0., 6-room house with brick cellar
and brick bath room, fruit trees, lot oOx
90 feet. See Carley Bros, at foundry.
For Sale—G room house, newly painted
and papered, four blocks from high
school, two blocks from grade school.
Price $1400. Inquire of Frank Vollen
dorff. Colfax. Wash.
Lost.—From my place in Four Mile
valley, 8t Bernard doc;. 8 months old,
weight 130 pounds. $2 50 will be paid
for information leading to recovery.
Wood For Sale
100 cords of 16-inch Pine Body
Wood at $550 per cord, on our
ranch 3 miles below Palouse City.
SARAH A. HUGHES.
Cole's Original Hot
The cleanest, the easiest to care for. Tsers
of coal must remember that the ordinary
heater It a big care to operate. That Its
smoke and ashes entail dusting, curtain wash-
Ing and carpet sweeping. Think then of the
easy operation and the cleanliness of Cole's
Hot Blast. This heater has a guaranteed
smoke-proof feed door through which a cur
rent of air draws the smoke directly across
the top of the stove to the stove pipe,—away
from the opening. Contrast this simple,
cleanly feed with tha side door in an ordinary
heater. Side doors used on other stoves per
mit the escape of dirty smoke, unpleasant
gases and accumulate*", soot drops from it.
If you over-fill a side dour stove, coal falls
to the floor. The air-tight feature embodied
In Cole's Hot Blast Heater is aft everlasting
advantage in Its favor. Allow us to show you
this perfect beater before you buy. (E-17)
E. R. Bilrroll, Colfax. Wash.
Made promptly at reasonable
rates. Write or call for particu
lars and references.
HETHERINCTON & REICHERB
820 Paulsen Bldg., SPOKANE, WASH.
Most disfiguring HKin eruption*, scrof
ula, pimples, rHßhet>, etc.. are Hue to im
pure blood. Burdock Blood Bitters is a
cleansing bloort tonic Makes you clear
eyed, clear-brnined. r)enr nkinned.
Shirkpy & (i\ n ncr. i/raHnnfp onHoinnn
R. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trnst Bank. Telephone
fOTiFAX t^a ROTNI9TON
JOHN PATTISON PACL PA TTIBOB
Pattison & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Fra
J. Hugh Sherfey
ATTORNEY AT LAW-f>ffi C9 , room 3,
Pioneer bl->ck ; probate practice a specialty
Phone, Red 831.
Dr. J. A. lialsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON- Rooms '
6 and 7, over Basjoll & Mohney'n store. Tel. :
Mam 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. Spokme & Inland sur- !
geon. v;;ii_a over Hamilton's druK store. '
Of'LFAX, WASHINGTON, j
K. J. Skaii'e,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build- i
incj, Main street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH-Gradnatfl of the American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Dr. John Bennon,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialties: Chronio diseases and diaeae.jn of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly Roswered, Office n
Colfaz Hardware building.
Dr. Wm. Clay Card well
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Roome
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, Black 1461.
Dr. \V. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AISD SURGEON—Rooms 6
and 7, Lippitt Buildiner. Phones: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours, "
9t012 a. m., Ito 5:30 p. m.
G. A. Chapman, D. D. S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Surgery. Office, room* 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F, Tifft, I>. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlors in Binnard Block.
'Phone, Main 691.
Wm. A. Inman,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do al! kinds
of tegal buiiaaw*. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Frater
nity block, Kooma 4 and 5.
Charles K. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block.
Phone Main 811.
E. K. HANKA. B. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW-Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
$1 an Acre & Month. No Interest.
Perpetual water right. First-class
land. Perfect climate. Tracts ten
acres and up. 2so residence re
quirement. Want salesmen in every
town in Oregon and Washington.
WI NAVI 100.000 ACRBS
CHAMA VAJULET LAND COMPANY
407 Walls Far** Portland, Oregos
are at their best, and we
have the best. Our store
is also headquarters for
In both of which lines we
carry the best that money
can buy. Call and see.
H. P. Hill & Go.
"The Qld Reliable Store"
Phone Main 131
no Main St. COLFAX
PERFECT BAKING RESULTS can be obtained only
when the best materials are used, including flour of
these popular and well known brands—
which are manufactured in Whitman county by the WINONA
MILLING CO., from Blue Stem Wheat, the very best for the
Inland Milling & Feed Co. £=z
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, •jit 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 aifairs. *Tlta officers give careful and pains
taking attention to all businesa entrusted to them. rYour 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 $1,050,462 71
United States bonds 200,000 00
Stocks, bonds and securities 5,475 65
Furniture and fixtures 4.700 00
Heal estate L'.lMO 65
Due from banks $108,866 23
Due from United States treasurer. 10,000 00
Cash in vaults 65,554 If. 184,420 39
Capital stock § 200,000 00
Surplus and profits 63,385 41)
National bank notes 200,000 00
Deposits 984J613 9i
$1,447, Mi) 40
a'^v^?.?ll^* 6 ■ • " " - - President Chas. E. Scril.er Cashier
A. *. Mctlaine - ... \ice President D. C. Woodward - - - Assistant Cashier
Alfred Coolidjre, A. F. McClaine, Benat(n levi Ankeny, Julius Lippitt. Edward Johnson,
K. L. McCroskey, Chas. Johnson, U. L. Ettinjrer. C. L. MacKenzie,
Wm. Codd, Chas. E. Scriber.
P. B. STRAVENH, Preside W . R. ANDERSON. Caehier
J. J. MILLER, Vice President S . H. HICKS, Aeet. Caehier
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHINGTON
Capital $100,000.00. Surplus aud Profits SHi.OOO.OO
Assets September I, I«)O!>, $351,000.00
t Assets September 1, IJMO, $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,
First Savings and Trust
of Whitman County «£££
Capital $50,000 Surplus $15,000 Resources $400,000
Depository of the city of Colfax and Whitman
We pay 4 per cent interest, compounded sem
annuaily, on savings accounts.
We have paid $42,1*7.62 interest on savings ac
counts during Jhe past five years.
We solicit the accounts of firms, corporations and
individuals. INo account is too small to be appre
ciated, and none too large to be well handled.
We rent safety deposit boxes in our fire and
burglar proof vault at $2.00 and up, per annum.
If you have money to invest, see us.
If you wish to borrow, call on us.
If you will leave your money with us, we will do
the best for you.