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THE COLPAX GAZETTE
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Now ie the time to plan for civic im
provement in Colfax, that the work may
be carried to completion when the pprina;
and summer seasons arrive. Mayor
Weinberji intimated as much at the last
meeting of the city council, but the mat
ter cannot be mentioned too frequently or
discussed too earnestly.
As most readers of The Gez?tte know,
Colfax was hard hit by the disastrous
flood which reached its climax on the Ist
of last March. The wreck and ruin left
on every side cannot be fully realized
except by those who saw it. Private
property wrecked and washed to df-
Btruction, all basements and cellars
filled with slickens, nearly all bridges
carried from their moorings, the princi
pal streets left in an impassable condi
tion, is a brief resume of the condition
the flood waters left us. There was no
repining, however, over losses, or hag
gling over trifles by our citizens of what
should or should not be done, but hun
dreds, even before the waters had spent
their force, went to work providing tem
porary means for crossing and recross
ing the river, pulling out bridge timbers
and broken pieces of bouses that blocked
the stream, repairing the streets for
emergency use, and doing divers and
sundry things necessary to make the city
habitable, which took days of diligent
labor to accomplish. And where the
citizens, with the aid and assistance of
the mayor and council, left off, the city
government took up the work and a
great deal has been done during the 11
months (nearly) intervening in restoring
the city to the condition it was in before
the flood. It was not expected that full
restoration could be made in so short a
time, that something must be left to the
What The Gazette wishes to empha
size at this time is to carry out the re
mark made by Mayor Weinberg, quoted
above, to plan now so as to be ready
for active work later in the Beason when
rehabilitation can go on with more cer
tainty and at less expense than now.
Lower Main street is still in wretched
condition and work on it, when spring
opens, should not let up a moment until
it is fully restored from end to end.
From Island street north Main street is
impassable to near the 0.-W. R. & N Co.
passenger depot, travel reaching the de
pot by a detour through Mill street.
This is both awkward and unsightly. To
the eyes of the stranger it looks bad
and to the citizen it is an eyesore. Main
street should be a perfect thoroughfare
from end to end before the ides of next
November, as we know it can and believe
it will be.
Then the situation in and around the
Inland depot should be redeemed from
the unsightly condition it is in. Work
has been started there, but the city and
the railway company should come to a
perfict understanding and complete the
work begun.it being contiguous to and
part of the improvement of lower Main
street. Papeenirers getting off trains on
the Inland at the temporary depot see
the city at its worst. It is an abomi
nation that should not continue much
longer. And we do not bnlieve it will.
It was planned at one time to regrade
and macadamize Mill street, but beyond
surveys and lading down a few concrete
sidewalks nothing has been done. That
work should be taken up again and
brought to eompletioii. Property holders
on that Btreet, at least a majority of
them, favor the work and will aid in its
Let ue all boost for civic improvement.
NO THRUST INTENDED.
In an editorial lant week The Gazette
made reference to the enormous sums of
money now being distributed by the
pension department of this government,
and to that statement gome of the local
Urand Army men have taken exception,
thinking it was intended as a thrust at
their organization. We want to assure
those grand old men that that is the
most distant thought this paper would
have—as it holds in too high esteem the
noble acts performed by the members of
that organization in their work of as
*»i«ting to maintain the unity of our
great country in the days when men's
souls were tried, and looks ujon the
pension of the true soldier as only a
small recompense for the hardships en
dured by those men, and feels that the
most they can possibly get would not
reward them for their valiant acts. But
what The Gaztte did mean was that the
bureau of pensions should see that only
those to whom reward was due should
benefit by the pension appropriations.
The remnant of the Grand Army is com
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 3, 1911.
posed of men who are the salt of the
earth—and The Gaz'tte with hundreds of
thousands of others is more than anxious
that they should receive all the reward
and honor that it is possible for the
government to bestow upon them.
The banking bill before the legislature
will, if passed, ultimately drive the small
banks out of businesn; that is, those
that have a capitalization of less than
$25,000. Those having a less capital
ization than the above amount now do
ing business cannot, of course, be inter
fered with. Four banks in Whitman
county, each with a capitalization of
$10,000, are doing bu<-iness in small
communities and are filling a needed
want. The pending bill before the legis
lature is understood to have been drafted
by State Bank Examiner Mohundro,
who did not forget to incorporate in the
bill a raise in his salary from $3600 to
$5000 a year, and of his two deputies
from $3400 to |3600 a year.
It is as good as settled that San
Francisco w.ll have the Pauama Canal
exposition in 1915 The house of repre
sentatives at Washington, 1) C, Wednes
day, by 259 to 4*3, voted in favor of
San Francisco as against New Orleans,
and it is altogether probable that the
senate will not upset this lar^e majority
of the house. San Francisco and Cali
fornia ask no financial aid from the
national government. The resolution
adopted simply authorizes the president
to invite foreign nations to participate
in the glorious event. San Francisco
and California have pledged $17,000,000
for the fair, with more to come if neces
sary. Now for the big event!
The number of propositions to create
new counties now before the legislature
is getting to be something of a joke. It
is proposed to make three dinky counties
out of Okanogan, to again divide Doug
las county and to carve Pend d'Oreille
county out of Stevens. The latest
spasm in ihe county division line is to
create a new county in the southeastern
portion of Adams county, taking in
portions of Franklin and Whitman,
with Washtucna as a county seat. What
they propose to call this latest freak we
are not told. There is about as much need
for a new county in the territory named
as a wagon has for the fifth wheel.
Howard Elliott, president of the
Northern Pacific Railway, very forcibly
points out the distinction between a
"booster" and a "boomer." Accordiug
to his version the booster is the man
who exploits a meritorious proposition,
one which will make good; while the
boomer is not so particular about the
thing he promotes. In other words,
the boomer is primarily interested in
present gain, while the booster is look
ing ahead for future results. What the
Pacific Northwest needs is the booster,
and what we should specifically try to
avoid is too much booming It usually
acts as a boomerang.
From Olympia we are told that the
senate committee on constitutional re
vision will next week take up a bill in
troduced by Senator Huxtable of Spo
kane county providing that members of
the legislature shall receive $1000 for
the GO days' session, instead of $5 a
day as now prevails. The dispatch fur
ther says that while many legislators
would like to increase their pay $700
still the fear of facing their constituents
for re-election will probably deter them
from adopting the proposed amendment.
By resolution the Seattle Chamber of
Commerce has gone on record as seeing
no reason for removing the state capital
from Olympia. All sides of the question
were considered before the action was
taken. It is held that the state's finan
ces are not in such shape as to warrant
consideration of the matter. Further
more, it would be a violation of the
economy program to abandon the re
sults of the $800,000 already spent for
capital purposes in Olympia.
A bill is before the legislature requiring
six years' practice at law in the state of
Washington before a man can become
eligible to election as superior or supreme
court judge. At present the statute does
not even prescribe that a superior court
judge must be an attorney. Another
qualification should be that the candi
date is possessed of good common sense,
without having bis head full of legal
quips aod technicalities.
From all reports the path of the work
ingman in the Northwest is not strewn
with roses. At the tunnel work near
Rosalia on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound railway men are being
turned away every day in squads seek
ing work at $ 1 50 a day and board
themselves. These conditions are mat
ters that the wise should study.
The legislature should pass a bill mak
ing it unlawful to hunt deer with hounds,
and then the proper officials should see
that the law in strictly enforced. Either
that or we will soon havf no deer. Evi
dence multiplies of the cruel slaughter of
deer every season by the bounding pro
cess and the wanton wante that follows.
It is not sport, it is barbarity.
It looks like an etvly spring with
favorable weather conditions for crops
of all kinds. Fall sown wheat looks
well, presaging a heavy crop.
As a prize winner San Francisco is a
success. All hands make ready for 1915
We Are Passing Into
Higher Form of
By Professor CHARLES A. ELLWOOD of the University of Missouri.
"^fJT H E ARE PASSING TO A NEW AND HIGHER FORM OF
MM MARRIAGE, A MARRIAGE WHICH WILL BE DEMOCRATIC
AND WHICH WILL BE RULED 3Y LOVE RATHER THAN
FEAR. IN WHICH THE RIGHTS OF THE WIFE WILL
EQUAL THOSE OF THE HUSBAND.
The increasing number of divorces has shown that marriage has.
CEASED TO BE REGARDED WITH REVERENCE and that it
indicates c-hanges in the marriage relation.
In the nvx relations which are to come marriage MUST BE
MORE ETHICAL. The child will be exalted more. The family must
exist for the right of the offspring and for the interest of the race, for
the production of men and women of a higher type. That question i.s
of MORE IMPORTANCE TO SOCIETY THAN STATESMAN
SHIP OR FINANCE.
The family is no accident. It was not invented by some wise old
ape in the days when the race was young. Monogamy is practiced by
the higher animals and has proved to be the highest form of the fam
ily. Even in those countries where polygamy is encouraged monog
amy predominates. All other forms have been tried over and over.
The institution of the family rests on the PARENTAL INSTINCT,
deeper than any law or custom, and on the XXXi) OF THE CHILD
FOR PROTECTION AND TRAINING.
It was proposed in the senate yester
day to make it a "gross misdemeanor"
for a police judge or a justice of the
peace to use "unfit, unseemly or im
proper language" in the hearing of a
case, and the sentimental Mr. Rosen
haupt of Spokane mentioned the horrible
instance of his having heard a police
judge call a prisoner a "whelp." Not
having all the facts before us, we are un
able to say whether the prisoner at bar
deserved it or not. I'robabiy he did.
The tenderhparted Spokane man also
complained that he had once heard a
police judge tell a prisoner that he ought
to Dave a "black snake whip wrapped
around him." No doubt that fellow
was a wifi-beater and deserved not only
the wish but the reality.
The senate, after pro ing and con-ing
the problem for a time, amended by re
moving the word "gross," then passed
the bill, and hereafter, the house willing,
minor judges must keep open before
them the new book of etiquette. Prob
ably no harm is done, but now and then
a grilling from the bench in perfectly
understandable English is good for a
The interesting end of this matter is
that, though it was suggested that the
measure ought to be broadened to in
clude lawyers, this much-needed step was
not taken. Thus it still remains per
fectly legal in this state, as it is in all the
other enlightened commonwealths, for
some attorneys to libel litigants to the
limits of their vocabularies, to browbeat
witnesses, with the most insulting lan
guage, and, at the end, "argue" their
cases by adding slander ad libitum. The
fairest citizen of the community may be
ridiculed beyond all reason and called
many kinds of a liar if bis testimony
does not happen to coincide with the
. wishes of the attorney for the opposing
side. Many are the men who have
dodged their duty by telling only a hat!
truth, believing that the whole truth
would draw down upon them the un
righteous wrath of the opposing attor
ney.— Tacoma News.
Not His Fault.
A doctor was summoned to attend
the miller's little boy. He wrote out :i
prescription, which was promptly
made up and administered in due
form. The next day he called again
to see his patient and found the whole
family in tears.
"Alas." said the mother, "I shouldn't
have thought that niy poor child would
have died of the measles!"
'"What!" exclaimed the doctor. "He
had the measles, and you never told
me?"— Paris Journal.
The Soft Answer.
Irritated Frenchman (to Yankee,
who had taken him for a waiter)—
Sir-r, you have gr-r-rossly insulted me.
There is my card. My seconds Till
vait upon you. sir-r.
Yankee —Never mind your seconds.
Prenchy. You can wait upon me just
as well. Pass me the sauce, and be
quick about it.
Shopping by Mail.
Not lonjr ago in a iittle town in one
of tin* prohibition states a young man
entered the postofflce and asked the
postmaster for a postofflce order.
'"Fur bow much?" asked the post
"Two gallons." was the prompt re
ply.—National .Mont lily.
A Real Surprise.
Mamma—And you say your Uncle
Titewad gave you a penny. Tommie!
Tommie—Yes. ma'am. Mamma—And
what did you say? Tommie—l wa-- so
surprised I couldn't say anything
Life, that ever needs forgiveness,
has, for its first duty, to forgive.—Bul
Shirkey dfc Glaeer, graduate opticians.
Women on Warships.
In the British navy of Nelson's day
it was not uncommon for wives to live
aboard men-o'-war with their sailor
husbands. Scarce one of England's
"walls of oak" in Nelson's time but
had some woman aboard who braved
the perils and hardships of the sea In
order to be with her husband. In
nearly every one of the twenty-seven
line of battleships under Nelson's
command In the great battle of Traf
algar wa»s one or more women, wives
of sailors. Surprise may be expressed
that English men-of-war's men were
permitted to have their wives aboard.
It was only by special permission of
the admiralty that this could be done—
and thon permission was granted
somewhat in the light of a penance for
sanctioning the press gang system,
which was largely in vogue at that
time. Men were seized in the streets
and other public places and compelled
to serve in British warships because
"the king needed men." Some of the
men thus seized bad political influence
andi being unjustly compelled to serve
in the navy, were permitted to have
their wives share their involuntary
A Mean Advantage.
In a breach of promise <'aso the bar
rister who held the brief for injured
beauty arranged that his fair client
should be so placed that her charms
should be well under the observation
of the jury. He began a most pathetic
appeal by directing their at lent ion to
her beauty and calling for justice upon
the head of him who could wound the
heart and betray the confidence of one
so fair, concluding with a peroration
of such pathos as to melt the court
to tears. The counsel for the de
fendant then rose, and after paying
the lady the compliment of admitting
that it was impossible not to assent
to the encomiums lavished upon her
face he added that nevertheless he
felt bound to ask the jury not to for
get that she wore a wooden leg. Then
he sat down. The important fact of
which the fair plaintiffs counsel was
unaware was presently established,
and the jury, feeling rather sheepish
at their tears, assessed damages at
the smallest amount.
The American Baby.
The American baity has a fine,
strong ancestry. The young men of
England who were impatient of reli
gions restraint and of physical oppres
sion; the young men of Germany
touched with the dream of democracy;
the pick of northern Europe, the
strong, the fair, the self reliant, the
conscientious English at bottom, but
with a dash of the best blood of other
races—this is the American baby, and
no king and no lord ever had a better
heritage. Take it as it goes, in Mas
sachusetts, in Ohio, in Michigan, in
Washington, in California, the average
American baby has in its veins more
of the blood of the Plantagenets than
any king now living has. It was his
fortune to have come from the daugh
ter lines and the lines of the younger
sons, not from the elder son. whom
British custom has marked for the
aristocrat.—David Starr Jordan.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a blood or constitutional disease, and in
order to cure it you must take internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, and acts directly on the blood and
-.nucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not
quack medicine. It was prescribed by one of
the best physicians in the country for years
and is a regular prescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined with the
best blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surface. The perfect combination of
the two ingredients is what produces such
wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send
for testimonials free
F. J. CHENEY & CO , Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price 7oc.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Baled Straw for Sate.
Ninety ton* of baled etraw offered for
Bale. Inquire at Hamilton Drug Co.
Regulates the bowels, promotes easy,
natural movements, cures coantipation
—Doan'e Reeulets. Ask your druggist
for them. 25c ajbox.
NEW YEARS' GREETING FROM
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
STATEMENT JANUARY 1,1911.
First Mortgage Loans $146,11 2.50
Loans on other Security 97,905.<» l
Stocks, Bonds and Warrants 35,318.57
Bank Building and Furniture 13,000.00
Cash and due from Banks 95,667.02
Capital stock paid up $ 50,000.00
Surplus earned 15,000.00
Undivided profits 17,17^.37
Reserve 31 j per cent
Interest paid on savings accounts
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHINCTON
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 $475,000.00, 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. STRA VEINS, President W. R. ANDERSON. Cfsbier
J. J. MILLER, Vice President S. H. HICKS, Anet. Caflhier
is your truest friend because
it never fails you. Give it
a chance to prove its friend
ship by trying a sack.
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
• THE COLPAX NATIONAL BANK
lv respouce to call of Comptroller January 7, ion
Loans, discounts and overdrafts . QftQ 70 0 m
United States bonds ♦ 963.7.^8.62
Stocks, bonds and securities....!! 200,000.00
Furniture and fixtures 11,028.00
Real estate ZZZZZZ 4,700.00
Due from banks V...........^ 2< 6.221 85 3.4^7 60
Due from U. 8. treasurer 10 00Q 00
Cash in vaults [[[ 65,961 19
282 J 88.04
LIABILITIES 11,466.687 83
Surplus and pro fit5...V.7.7.7.V.'.'.'.'."' * 200.000 00
National bank notes 100,184 50
Deposits 200.000 00
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