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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
Bkamwei.l Bkos., Publishers
Office in Pioneer Rlook. Telephone Main 141
Established in 1877. Entered at the Colfaz
pofttoffi -* a* second class mail matter.
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Official Paper of the City of Colfax.
0.-W. It k N. TIMK (JARD.
To Spokane .8:15 am. 10:30 a.m. 2:10 p.m.
To Fendleton 10:15 a in. 7:20 pm.
To Portland 12:10 a.m.
Kioui *vtoecow. 9:55 a.m. t>:ls p.m.
To M"«(v w 10:4 i a.m. 7:25 p.m.
S. & I. TIME CARD.
Lv. Co'fax M 0 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
Ar. Co fix. 10:35 a.m. 3:35 p.m. !):0o p.m.
The lower house of the legislature
offers complaint that the upper house
has pae»ed but one of its bills. Perhaps
this is the bent evidence that can be
offered thHt the upper house is doing
good work—not passing bills. It is less
law, not more law, that the common
The legislature should get down to
business and that without delay. By
cutting out the ' freak" bills introduced
the way will be clear to attend to needed
legislation. At this writing 450 bills
have been introduced. Many are "freak"
bills, introduced.to feed the vanity of
some member or for political buncombe
for future use. Cut it out. We need
very few new lawp.
Hluestem wheat that, for years, has
ruled as the leading variety grown in
the Walla Walla valley and the sur
rounding grain country, is likely to give
way to a new hybrid variety, lately
originated at the Washington State
College at Pullman. The hybrid is found
to be hardier than the Bluestem and
yields better. An added profit of from
two to pix cents a bushel is reported by
using the new variety and it will be
planted extensively the coming spring,
so says a recent dispatch from Portland.
Representative Larue of this county
has introduced a bill in the legislature
providing for the appointment of su
preme court judges by the governor fr r
a term of 12 years. The change will
require a constitutional amendment.
This bill has much in its favor to recom
mend it. It is the only way to absolutely
take the judiciary out of politics, and
long terms will prove to be most efficient,
independent and satisfactory. There is
little probability, however, of the bill
passing in the present state of political
Colonist rates, with the usual $25 fare
from Missouri river points to the North
west, are sgain offered by the railroads
for the coming spring. Everything
points to a big influx of people to the
Pacific Northwest the coming season.
Kates that will be made from Middle
West and Eastern points will be the
same on all lines and are as follows:
Chicago, $83; St. Louis, $32; Baltimore,
f4B 25; New York city, $50 00; Buffalo,
$42 50; Cincinnati, $37 90; Detroit,
138.00; Milwaukee, $31 50; Philadel
phia and Washington, $49 75
Out of the pot pourri of bills to create
new counties before the legislature, and
others that loom on the horizon, only
one seems likely to be enacted iuto law.
And, strictly speaking, it should not
mature at thin time. We refer to the
proposed new county of Pend d'Oreille,
carved out of the eastern half of Stevens
county, with Newport as county seat.
There is some merit attached to its crea
tion, although it will be a dinky county,
with a population of not over 6000.
That is too few people to support a
county government. It means .burden
some taxation. The legislature should
table all other schemes to create new
counties. We observe that G. W. Suther
land, formerly in business in Colfax.now
living at Newport, will be one of ihe com
mieeioners appointed to eet the new
county machinery in motion; a very
good appointment, by the way.
The Evergreen is the college paper at
Pullman, published by the student body
of the Washington State College. And
a bright, newsy paper it is, reflecting
credit on those immediately eDgaged in
getting it out as well as the institution
under whose auspices it is printed. The
Gazette hAs exchanged with The Ever
green for a long time and enjoys reading
it very much. The booster spirit has
taken possession of the boys, we are
glad to Btate—not merely for football,
or baskeball, or a'hletic sports generally
—but for the upbuilding of the big insti
tution where they are getting an educa
tion, the home town and county of every
student and the Evergreen State as a
whole. The Evergreen notes the fact
that it has 222 papers on its exchange
list, thus letting the student body know
what is goint on in every part of the ■
state. The Evergreen thus finding its
way into so many nooks and corners of i
the state will help to advertise the college '
and bring to it more of the young man- !
hood and womanhood of the Northwest. <
The Gaiette ie always glad to note the !
booster spirit—especially in the young—
lor it carries with it spirit, enthusiasm, '
determination, qualities that count and '
cannot be downed. To the college boys '
we dcff our hat, and here's to your good
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 10, 1911.
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT--No. 2.
Civic improvement is a burning issue
in Colfax and will continue to be a burn
ing issue for some time. The Hazette
last week epoke of the rebuilding of
lower, or north Main street, and the
work needed in the north end as a whole,
which should not let up nor be lost eight
of for a moment, but at thia time we
wish to call attention to the business
center of Main street and the south end
Main street, from Island street to the
south end bridge, should be paved. It
is true that in its present condition it is
unable, but the flood conditions of last
March tore up the street and left it gen
erally in bad condition. The gravel that
composed part of the macadam was
washed out of place and piled in un-
Heeinly heaps, which was carted away
for use when the time comes for rehabili
tation. This is a matter that received
some attention from the old council di
rectly after the flood. The city engineer
was directed to furnish plans and esti
mates of cost to make this part of Main
street one of the finest thoroughfares in
the state, a committee of the council even
going to Spokane to study paviug coc
ditions there and finding out, if possible,
the beat material and the proper course
to pursue to carry out the work.
So much more urgent work, however,
was in sight that the matter was allowed
to drop for the time being. But now the
time has arrived to again take up the
matter, tentatively at least, that plans
may mature to reconstruct Main street
from end to end as soon as the spring
season opens, when the work can be done
to advantage and at least cost to the
city. The cement curbs along Main
street were not disturbed by the action
of the waters, showing the stability of
concrete and the advisability of doing
all street work in the same solid and
substantial manner. The mayor and
council are urged to think this over.
Then the matter of improving Main
street from the south end bridge to near
the Catholic church should not be lost
eight of. Property holders along that
part of Main Btreet and several con
tiguous streets running iato it petitioned
the old council for certain changes and
improvements, but this, too, has been
allowed to remain in statu quo for ob
vious and well-considered reasons. This
also should be taken up, that the work
may be begun as soon as possible and
pushed to completion before the storms
of winter set in.
The Gazette is not finding fault with
any one v It is simply taking up the
slogan of civic improvement, a slogan
that should find a response in the breast
of every citizen of the municipality. Now
is the time to plan—the time is close at
hand for action. Several costly build
ings are planned to be put up the com
ing season, let us be ready to welcome
them in a befiting manner.
The Farmers' Educational & Co-oper
ative Uuion has gone on record as favor
ing a mill tax for support of the higher
educational institutions of the state.
The Gazette has heretofore referred to
this matter. In the older states of the
Union this rule prevails, there being left
no doubt what the colleges and normals
are to receive. And the same rule should
prevail here. Heretofore in tLe state of
Washington the higher educational in
stitutions have been compelled, either
through the regents or faculty,to "fight"
for appropriations to carry on the work
of education for each biennium. This
has frequently led to friction and misun
derstanding. Members of the present
legislature will make no mistake in sup
porting the mill tax.
Oregon has abolished the whipping
post for wife beaters, evidently thinking
the law is a stain on the good name of
the state. Since the law was enacted
wife beating has almost ceased in the
Webfoot State, evidence in itself that
the law has borne good fruit. It may
be a stain on any commonwealth when
law makers find it necessary to pass
stringent laws such as establishing the
whipping post for wife beaters, but it is
a much greater disgrace when the wife
beating brute can do his work without
serious let or hindrance. The result of
the abolishment of the whipping post in
Oregon will be watched with interest.
The New Year's edition of the Loh
Angeles Tfnies is a peach, consisting < f
216 pages. The most remarkable thing
about it is that this mammoth sheet
was gotten out in three months and 12
days atter the dynamite explosion which
completely wrecked the Times office, be
sides killing over a 6core of persons con
nected with that establishment. Any
one interested in reading about Southern
California will find this number of the
It ie probable that W. A. Halteman,
now of Spokane but formerly of Ferry
county, which county he represented in
the legislature one session, will be ap
pointed U. S. marshal for this district,
having the recommendation of Senators
Jones and Piles. Mr. Halteman was in
Colfax two years ego in the interest of
the A Y-P. Exposition, and impressed
all with whom he came in contact as be
ing a gentleman of worth.
Harold Preston of Seattle has been
oHered the vacant judgeship on the state
supreme bench made vacant by the trans
fer of Judge Rudkin to the U. S. district
court. There is nothing strange about
this. Mr. Preston is looked upon as a
respectable lawyer, and his appointment
is said to be acceptable to the legal pro
fession. The amusing feature in connec
tion with all this, however, is the an-
nouncement that "great pressure is being
brought to bear from all sources" to in
duce Mr. Preston to "accept" the ap
pointment. If true it is the first instance
of the kind that ever occurred in the
state of Washington, at least to our
recollection. Seemingly every other su
pprior judge in Eastern Washington has
h a eye on this appointment, so if Mr
Preston can't see his way clear to accept
there are lots of willin' Barkis'.
Luke Lea, recently elected senator
from Tennessee, is the youngest member
of the senate, being only 32 years of
age. His election came about as a com
promise. Mr. Lea is said to be a strong
The National Bank of I'alcuee has
maue application to be made depository
for postal bank funds, according to a
Washington, D. C, dispatch of the 4th.
The Cry of the Loon.
The cry of the loon is one of the
strangest, weirdest sounds in nature.
Those who have heard it can scarcely
wonder that it has so often been woven
into song and legend.
A blood red ring hung round the moon,
Hung round the moon. Ah, me! Ah me!
I heard the piping of the loon,
A wounded loon. Ah, me!
And yet the easle feathers rare
I, trembling, wove in my brave's hair
Almost all writers who have attempt
ed to describe the cry of this bird have
likened it to onmirthful laughter.
Thus Mr. Vernon Bailey, speaking of
the sound, describes it as follows:
"Only on the kmely lake in the heart
of the woods do you pet the startling
thrill of the loon's wild cry—one clear.
piercing note or a long, quavering, <le
nioniacal laugh that to the timid sug
gests a herd of screaming panthers."
Four Kinds of Liars.
The late Sir Frederick Bramwell was
famous both as a witness and arbi
trator in engineering disputes, it is re
called that his brother, the late Lord
Justice Bramwell, on giving advice to
a young barrister told him to be care
ful of four kinds of witnesses—first,
of the liar; second, of the liar who
could only be adequately described by
tile aid of a powerful adjective; third,
of the expert witness, and, finally, of
"my brother Fred."
Beers—Poor Mrs. DeAlterres has aJ
ways been unlucky in the selection of
Townsend—Why do you say that?
Beers—Her first husband was a
guide in the Adirondack*, her second
was a baseball umpire, her third was
a manufacturer of dynamite and her
last was an aviator.—Chicago News.
A Generous Spirit.
"Henry, I want $2 this morning"
"Must I account to you for every
penny I spendV"
"I don't insist upon knowing about
every penny. When It's less than a
nickel y<<\\ can bunch if—Cleveland
Wanted It Abbreviated.
Jeweler—What shall I engrave in it?
Customer <;. <>. to 11. L.
Jeweler--What's that, sir?
Customer (meekly)— George Osbonie
to Harriet Lewis; but just the initials.
His Sole Dread.
Hammond—Don't you dread the si
lent watches of the night? Martin—
Xo: it's the cuckoo docks that give me
Good intentions will never justify
Catarrh Canno t 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
mucous 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 frpe
F. J. CHENEY & CO , Props,, Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Regulates the bowel* promotes easy,
natural movements, fures coantipation
—Doan's R gulets. Ask your druggist
for them. 2nc a box
Rhirkev & Glaser, graduate opticians.
Kor rent—Five bouse keeping rooms
for rent. Inquire of South End Grocery.
For Sale —160 acres tiue pasture land,
1 mile from Almota on tbe Snake river
A snap at $12 an acre. U. M. Palmer
t >n, Copur d'Alene. Idaho.
Wanted —Specialty salesman to handle
one or more indinpensibl*l lines. No cap
ital required. High elaas proposition.
Exclusive territory. The Mutller Co.,
H( 3 2-: d Aye . Sp'»knnp. Waah
Hauied—A good woman for geueral
hous"work. Apply to Sin, vV\ A
For Sale—A ISiuith Premier No 2
Typewriter—almost new and in first
class condition. Will be sold at a
bargain. Call at this off!pp.
Sewing dune by the day. Telephone
Red 1591. Mrs. T E. Colvin.
Wanted—Description and price of land
lor sale from owners on'y. State loca
tion and terms. Address Lock Box 696.
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
laltiee: Chronio diseases and disease* of
women and children. Calls to any part oi
the county promptly answered. Office b
Colfax Hardware building.
Dr. Wni. Clay Card well
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Rooms
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.
I>r. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Rooms 1
2 and 3, Lippitt Buildine. Phones: < >ffice,
Main £81; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTISON F. L, STOTLER PAUL PATTISON
PattiHon, Stotler & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Fra
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offioe, room 3.
Pioneer hi ck ; probate practice a specialty
Phone, Red 831.
(■OT J V\X, WASHINGTON
Dr. J. A. Balsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON- Room*.
f> and 7, over Barroll & Mohney's atore. Tel.
Main 81; Residence Tel. Main 1371. Office
hours, 9to 12 a. m.; Ito sp. m.
Dr. A. E. Stunt,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON O. R.
& N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon. Omce over Hamilton's drug store.
it. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
in«, Mam street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH-Gradnat* of the American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Charles K. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite blook.
Phone Main 811.
OSTEOPATH-Graduate and post
graduate of Los Angeles and Kirksville
schools of Osteopathy. Twelve years'
experience. Lippitt building. i^~~
Phone Main 1061 COLFAX, WASH.
B. K. HANNA. B. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
It. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Telephone
6. A. Chapman, D. D. 8.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Sorcery. Office, room* 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlors in Hamilton Block
'Phone, Main 691.
Wm. A. Inman,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do al! kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Frater
nitjr blook, Rooms 4 and 5.
GOLFAX STATE BANK
Capital and Surplus $61,000 00
4 per cent interest paid
on time deposits.
We solicit your patron
J. A. PERKIXS, Pres.
E. K. BANNA, Vice Pres.
KDWIX C. IMIItl». Cash.
R. M. Hanna A. J. Davis
A. R. Metz E. K. Hanna
J. A. Perkins Edwin C. Baird
Gazette advertisers talk to
people in the best home s in
the Palouse country.
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
THE COLFAX NATIONAL BANK
In responce to call of Comptroller January 7, 1911
Loans, discounts and overdrafts t 2?JM$?'!!I!
United States bonds 2H'rou !!!
Stocks, bonds and securities li,,tz»A»i
Furniture and fixtures J.JJJJ JJ
R^al estate |J-48' M)
Due from hinks I 2<>6,22l 81!
Due from D. 8. treasurer I<> HOO 00
Caeh iD vaulte 65 '96119 »2.188.04
Capital stock I 900.000 00
Surplus and profits 100.1N4 50
National bank notes 200.000.00
Deposits 966.452 82
Your attention is respectfully called to the above statement which re
fl 'Ct* the grpat strength and safptv of tbi* bank. The most, careful, con
servative ra^nagprnent by its directors, together with painstaking atten
tion of its officers to every detail of its business, offers every advantage
for the safe guarding of your deposits, aud your account is solicited.
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 97,905.01
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 17,176.37
Reserve 3 4 per cent
Interest paid on savings accounts
to date $46,352.67
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHINCTOW
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. BTRAVENB, President W R ANDFR^nv r v •
J.J. MILLER, Vice President a ct Hirk'< a ♦ n
o. v. tHLKS, Aset. Cashier
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