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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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Souap people in Everett want the state
capital rcrnovfd from Oljmpia to that
burg. Two years ago Tacoma wanted
it. The people of the state have voted
twice on the proposition, voting in favor
of Olympia. That ought to settle the
matter. Give us a rest!
Gold receipts of the Seattle assay office
in 1910 were f 11,217,000, not including
$200,000 of iditarod gold received too
late to be counted. The grand total of
receipts since the office was opened July
1, 1898, lacks lens than $500,000 of be
ing $200,000,000. Since the Guggen
heims came into control of the Klondike
gold from that region is shipped to San
Ralph O Dunbar succeeds Judge Rud
kin as chief justice of the state supreme
court. Judge Dunbar is the Nestor of
the supreme bench, having been continu
ously a member of it since the admission
of Washington into the Union in 1889
This is a long seryice and a creditable
one. The state has honored Judge Dun
bar and he, in return, has been a credit
to the state.
The Methodist Episcopal church of
America was 126 years old Saturday,
December 24. The first organization of
the body was formed at the Christ
mas conference in Baltimore in 1784,
with Francis Asbury and Thomas Cck
as first superintendents. It had then
10 preachers and 1150 members, while
the last census showed that it has now
18,200 ministers and 3 200,000 members.
Spokane, by a substantial majority,
decided last week to adopt the commis
sion form of city government. It will
soon be up to the people to select the
commissioners to carry on the govern
ment. It is in the selection of the right
men for commissioners that the commis
sion form of government will be an im
provement over the old system, if it is
an improvement. Results will be await
ed with interest.
Whitman county laiJ claim to the
youngest prosecuting attorney-elect in
the state in the person of Paul Pattison,
who is 23 years of age. But now comes
Fred T. N'eal, who was elected prosecut
ing attorney of Okanogan county last
November, and claims that honor. Fred
is the only son of Judge C. H. Neal eni
wife of Davenport, aud was born Janu
ary 25, 1888, and is in his 22d year. It
is now up to the youngsters to make
In nothing has the United States gov
ernment beeu more direlict than in pro
viding protection along the extensive
coast. Light-houses and fog signals
thousands of miles apart, no lightships
and no life saving stations, makes a
record which Pacific coast members of
congress have not been able to clear up.
Under pressure of demand from com
mercial and maritime interests it is hoped
results may be obtained from congress
There is a marked falling off in trie
production of gold in Alaska, due to the
failure of placer mines in the Fairbanks
and Seward peninsula districts, is report
ed in the preliminary statement of the
geological survey upon Alaska mining
conditions for 1910. The production
within the year has been approximately
$16 360,000, compared with $20,371,
--000 in 1909. Since mining began, in
1880, Alaska has produced minerals
worth $186,000,000, of which $179,
--000,000 was gold.
The method used in protecting the
fruit industry of California will be shown
up at the Northern California Citrus Fair
b? a minature display to be prepared by
the United States weather bureau de
partment. Much of benefit to the fruit
grower will be exhibited. The Northern
California Citrus Fair is to be no lively
lane midway plaisance or great white
way. It is going to be the first great
organized effort to bring the producer in
personal touch with the jobber or east
ern merchant that handles his product.
The Oregon Washington Railroad &
Navigation Co. has issued a fine map of
Oregon, in connection with a folder con
taining much useful information about
the Webfoot State. Oregon has not
been favored with railway transporta
tion as has the state of Washington,
hence has fallen behind the latter in the
matter of development and increase in
population. The railways, however,
have commenced pushing their lines into
Eastern Oregon, so that we l ay soou
expect to hear of great changes taking
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 6, 1911.
Th« Outgoing .City^Administration.
The outgoing city administration,
headed by ex-Mayor Lippitt, has been
criticised in various particulars for doing
this and not doing that, but taking a
horoscope of the past year it will prob
ably be found that the administration of
the city* affairs has been conducted in a
business-like economical manner.
At least The Gasette is of that opinion.
The flood cataetropbe of March 1 last
placed new conditions, new reaponaibili-
ties and a greatly augmented expense
account for the city to grappla with.
Those conditions have been met with an
eye single to the welfare and upbuilding
of the city. Money in the treasury
vaults of the city was at low ebb, as it
has been for many years, making it dim
cult for the mayor and council to com
plete the vast amount of work before
them, much of which, per necessity, must
be left to the future for others to care
It is as easy as rolling off a long to
criticise, and the critic like the mumps,
the measles and the whooping cough, is
always in evidence and must croak his
croak. It will probably take some time
for Colfax to fully recover from the
effects of the flood disaster of last March.
Considerable money has already been
spent and much more will have to be
spent to fully restore Colfax to its old
time condition. Let us give all the
assistance possible to the new adminis
tration, and give credit for the good
work already done.
Mazama and Sierra Clubs.
The Mazamas, the mountain climbing
club of Portland, will probably make
the ascent of Glacier peak, in the Cbelan
Lake region, next summer. The club
has about fixed upon this peak as the
objective point of the next climb, it be
ing the custom to scale a different peak
each year. Glacier peak lies in the
mi(]«t of magnificent scenery and is
about 10,000 feet high.
The Mazamas stand in the same rela
tion to the Northwest as the Sierra
Club does to California. It is the Sierra
Club that is putting up the main fight
against despoiling the natural beauties
of Hetch Hetchy valley by dimming it,
forming a large lake where San Francisco
can get her water supply. It is claimed,
with much weight of evidence, that it in
not neceesary to despoil this wonder in
nature, that Lake Louise, located in the
Yosemite region, is capable o! supplying
San Francisco's needs for water for an
almost indefinite period of the purest
and best. Secretary Ballinger held up
the matter for one year until U. S. en
eineers could report. The Yosemite and
Hetch Hetchy valleys, as well as the
Big Trees, all located in contiguous ter
ritory, are an asset to California, of
which the Sierra Club has done its share
in preserving for the benefit of all the
people of the country.
Enthusiastic for Pensions.
A movement for the pensioning of
teachers after 30 years of service, 15 of
which must be spent in Washington, was
heartily indorsed by the Washington
Educational Association at its session in
Seattle last week. It is proposed to ask
the legislature to provide pensions on the
basis of six-tenths of the average an
nual salary for the last five years of
active service, but in no case the pension
to amount to less than $300 per year
nor more than $700.
The pension business should be handled
very gingerly. There is scarcely a walk
io life but as good reasons could be given
for pensioning as that advanced for
pensiouing school teachers. Our pension
ing up to this time has been confined to
providing for the old soldier, who risked
his life that the nation might live, but
when we pick up the civil list and apply
the pension theory the Lord only knows
where it will end.
The government employes at Wash
ington, D. C, after enjoying a life of ease
and luxury at the national capital, with
good salaries attached, are also agitat
ing for pensions. Government employes,
school teachers ami people of all other
walks in life should leu-n the saving
habit, thereby precluding the necessity
of asking for pensions or any other
form of assistance. In other words, per
sonal responsibility and independence
should be part of the curriculum of every
school. Try it.
President Atwell, of the Oregon Horti
cultural Society, has issued a call for a
convention of fruit growers and fruit
shipping associations of the Northwest
to meet in Portland January 24. The
purpose of the convention is the organ
ization of a fruit growers' selling agency
for the entire Pacific Northwest, that
shall handle practically the total output
of boxed apples in the United States
W estern Montana and Western Colorado
with Washington, Oregon and Idaho'
supply about all the boxed apples used
in the country. The objects sought to
be accomplished are for better market
ing methods and better distribution of
Northwest fruit, so that gluts will be
avoided, with better profits to growers
(jo to it, go to it !
Philanthropic gifts of 1910 reach
the enormous total of $150,000,.
000. Andrew Carnegie heads the
hßt wnh benefactions amounting to
• X.816,000. Rockefeller was a close
second wirh $17,000,000. Mrs. Harri
aian relict of the late E B. Harmnan
ooo^ooo '°°oacresoflaDd aQd *>:
Panama Canal Nearing
By BERNARD A. ECKHART. American
Representative at Vienna Com
IN DIGGING THE PANAMA CA
NAL THE UNITED STATES
IS OPENING THE WAY FOR
EXTENSIVE TRADE, BUT
AMERICANS ARE NOT PREPAR
ING PROPERLY TO GET THE
TRADE THAT WILL LIE AT OUR
In particular, the cities of this
country are not educating young
men and women for commercial
careers in the way that is being
done by aggressive foreign nations.
It is time that the importance of
this matter was better understood
In this country, for instance,
there is the POSSIBILITY OF
TRADE WITH OUR SOUTH
ERN NEIGHBORS, whose trade
now goes abroad principally. The
great sum of money that is being
expended for the construction of
the Panama canal is well invested,
and GREAT OPPORTUNITIES
WILL BE AFFORDED FOE
TRADE. But WE SHOULD BE
READY FOR IT. The ability to
speak Spanish will be one indis
pensable qualification for any
man who will have commercial re
lations with South America.
ton's Tuskogee institute got? $1,000,000
by the death of Mrs. Flora L Dolger of
New Jersey. Mrs. Amanda W. Reed,
one of the pioneer citizens and builders
of that city, gave $2,000,000 for a col
lege bearing the R^ed name. Mrs. Rus
sell Sage has been generous as well as
wise in giving. Names of women by the
score could be named who gave large
sums of money for philanthropic pur
poses. And still the poor are with us
and always will be. Human nature
must be changed before Utopian ideals
The conviction and sentence of a Se
attle newspaper editor for contempt of
court need not cause any undue pertur
b ition among newspaper men of the
state at large. No sacred principle of
the freedom of the press was violated in
this case. While an important case was
pending in the superior court of Kine
county, and before the judge had an op
portunity to give it consideration, this
Seattle editor declared in print that not
only this judge but virtually v all the
courts were owned by corporations and
that the people had no chance for justice.
The judges of the courts were shown in
cartoon wearing corporation collars and
bitter language was used to inflame the
people. Members of the bar and the
public generally approve the action of
the court in inflicting punishment in this
case, since it went beyond all bounds of
The proposal to abolish biennial ses
sioßß of the legislature and substitute a
commission of three to do much of the
work of the legislative body may iprove
to be the right thing. In that event the
legislature would no longer hold biennial
sessions, but would meet every four or
six years. One trouble with our govern
ment is that we have too many laws as
well as too many laws that conflict with
each other. The legis'ative body is not
a trained body of men. Not infrequenty
their coming together is looked upon
with feelings of unrest by the business
world, it not being plain what kind of
legislation will take place, how crudely
laws may be placed upon the statute
books, or what inroads may be made
upon the public treasury. It will do no
harm to try the new plan, which is called
tie state commission form of govern
Representative Rainey of Illinois, dem
ocrat, wants to investigate the "African
hunting trip,, as organized and carried
out by the Smithsonian Institution, via
Roosevelt." The information is further
given out that the Smithsonian Institu
tion has never reported the cost of the
expedition, but it submitted a statement
that 6663 Bkins and 2500 specimens of
plants were received. If the democrats
really want an investigation it is up to
them to investigate-
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, ) •
Lucaa County. )
Frank J. Cheney uiiukes oath that he is
senior partner of the fir«n of F. J. Cheney &
Co., di'ing business in the city of Toledo,
county and state aforeap.id, and that said firm
will pay the sum of ON& HUNDRED DoL
LARS for each and every case of catarrh that
canuot be cured by the u>- J of Hall's Catarrh
Cure. FRAKK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and- subscribed in my
presence, this flth day of December, A. D.,
(Seal) A. W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is take)n internally, and
acts directly on the blood ami mucus surfaces
of the system. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by all drugKista, 75c.
By LEWIS NIXON. Shipbuilding Expert.
VTOW THAT THE PANAMA
I^l CANAL IS NEARLY COM-
J PLETED WE MUST BEGIN
TO GET READY FOR IT.
! CLOSER RELATIONS WITH SOUTH
| AMERICA SHOULD BE ADVO
No one who goes to South
I America will fail to bo impressed
by the need of DIRECT STEAM
SHIP AND BANKING FACIL
ITIES between the United States
and South American countries.
Naturally our commercial rivals
attempt to show the advantage to
South America and ourselves of
depending upon foreign ships to
carry freight in our direct trade,
and so long as no one combated
such arguments they gained in
strength through repetition.
However, we have now brought
the question squarely before the
countries interested, and the Unit
ed States cannot afford to be in
different to a matter so VITAL
TO THE MATERIAL INTER
ESTS OF ALL OUR PEOPLE.
I know a good deal of South
America, and 1 want to say that
the PEOPLE HAVE A FAR
KINDLIER FEELING FOR US
THAN HAVE THE PEOPLE
AND NATIONS OF EUROPE.
CARE OF TOILET SOAP.
How to Avoid Trouble and Loss by
Even when a toilet soap is pure be
yond reproach it does not suit all skins.
Get soap from a reliable dealer and
consult him on which he thinks the
purest one. If he is a competent drug
gist and not given too much to profit
making you will pet the truth.
If you have a chemist friend he can
be asked about the purity of a favor
ed soap; also its effect on dry and
oily skins. A glycerin soap, for in
stance, will chap one skin, will yellow
another and make a third soft and
smooth. Secure half a dozen different
soaps of equal purity, then experiment
to find which agrees best with you.
There is much carelessness in the
use of soup. The presence of so;ip
powders in many public wash rooms
has eliminated much of the danger of
a common soap cake for travelers. In
dividual soap wrapped in a sealed case
is a boon in hotels where a patron has
forgotten her own.
The woman who would scorn to use
soap in a public wash room thinks
nothing of using a family cake. This
is not sanitary. Besides the fact of
different soaps being needed by differ
ent skins, various members of the
family may have undeveloped skin
troubles that are contagious.
If possible each child should have
her own cake of soap as much as her
toothbrush, comb and towel. If wash
ing arrangements are too cramped to
permit this the child should be taught
to hold each cake by the tip under
Bcalding water for a minute before us
ing. It may mean the loss of an ex
tra layer of soap, but it may save
A soap manufacturer says that fine
toilet soaps need drying and ripening
as much as coarser soaps. It is there
fore economical to buy a number of
cakes at once and let them dry by
placing on a shelf. This should be in
some room or closet where there is not
much dust or soot.
Fine soap will last longer if it is
drained off a minute before being put
back in the soap dish, which should
first be carefully wiped out until no
moisture is left. A perforated dish or
top should be selected.
Children should be taught not to let
soap lie In water. Besides being waste
ful, It is bad for the skin to use too
much even of a good soap, and if not
carefully rinsed it makes the skin
shiny and clogged.
George W. Clous, optician, will again
visit Colfax, Thursday. Friday and Sat
urday, January 12, 13 and 14, and may
be found at Ripley'e Pharmacy. He
will examine your eyee without charge
and fit them to your perfect satisfaction.
If you need glasses or new lenses in your
frames, it will pay you to see him. All
For rent —Five bouse kepping rooms
for rent I'-quirp of South End <irocprv
Wanted —Description and price of land
for sale from owner* only. State loca
tion and terms. Address Lock Box 696,
Wanted—Girl for general housework.
Apply to Mrs. B. Burgunder, 107 Per
For Rent—Six room dwelling. Apply
to Elwin C. Baird, Colfax State Back.
NEW YEARS' GREETING FROM
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
STATEMENT JANUARY 1,1911.
First Mortgage Loans $146,112.50
Loans on other Security 97,905.r. 1
Stocks, Bonds and Warrants 35,318.57
Bank Building and Furniture 13,000.00
Cash and due from Banks 95,067.02
Capital stock paid up $ 50,000.00
Surplus earned 15,000.00
Undivided profits 17,176.37
Reserve 3l£ per cent
Interest paid on savings accounts
to date $46,352.67
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHIHCTOI
Organized five years ago with a paid up capital of $60,000.
Now have a PAID UP CAPITAL of $100,000.00.
SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS of more than
$30,000.00, and total resources of $4-75,000.00, to pro
tect our depositors.
We owe this rapid growth to our friends and patrons and
we assure you that we appreciate the business that you have
given us. Our highest aim is to merit your confidence.
We do both SAVINGS and COMMERCIAL BANKING
and handle all business entrusted to us with care and prompt
ness. If such methods meet with your approval we solicit
1911 BANKING ACCOUNT
We buy and sell Whitman County Warrants
THE PEOPLE'S BANK
P. B BTRAVEN3, President W. R. ANDERSON. Oehier
J. J. MILLER, Vice President S. H. HICKS, Asst. Cashier
1884 For Twenty-Six Years 1910
Colfax National Bank
OF COLFAX, WASH.,
has shown a steady growth in capital and resources until now
its capital and surplus are $240,00000, and total resources
This success has been attained by constantly safeguard
ing the interests of its depositors through the most conserva
tive and careful management of its affairs by both officers
You are invited to open an account with this strong
progressive bank. b'
Alfred Coolidee _ w^urtent r*v, r- «
mHAT the better the quality of the flour, the LESS it
J- takes in the routine of baking?
That POMEROY FLOUR contains more of the element,
that g,ve strength to flour than any other fl our on the £™£j,
That POMEROY FLOUR is guaranteed to give perfect
results in every way or money refunded' fThif „ 7
is strictly reliable. Ask your merchant about*) "
That POMEROY FLOUR is for sale in all of n, • ■
cipal stores in Colfax? °f the P""'
sack St° P IOnS Cn°Ugh tO think abo" 'h^ and then order a
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