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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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ALDRICH BANKING SYSTEM.
Senator Aldrich linn retired from the
United States senate after a continuous
MfTKfl ol L"- years, in which he has
always lieeu a stalwart and a leader. 1 c
ia a member, however, of the monetary
coinoiifMion, in which hiw niost lasting
work neemH likely to result. His plan
for reorganizing our banking: system
lays down tnree fundamental principles:
A consolidation of the country's bank
ing power, "a more ecientitic basis for
bank note circulation, so that its volume
will be responsive to the needs of busi
ness," and "a discount market in this
country similar to the discount markets
in Europe, so that the most liquid por
tion of our bank funds will not beforced
to such a large degree, as at present,
into the making of call loans upon stock
exchange collateral, but will, instead, be
available for tue needs of commercial
Commenting on the above the Satur
day Review of Seattle has this to say :
"We need first of all some centralizing
organization, so that an impending
crisis may be met and repulsed by com
bined power—instead of every bank or
every local bank association scurrying
to cover for itself, thereby actually pre
cipitating or intensifying the panic. This
happened in 1907, when the demoraliz
ing factor consisted precisely of the
banks' lack of confidence in one another.
The city banks' fear that the country
banks would withdraw currency is what
brought on suspension of cash payments.
That Senator Aldrich calls his centraliz
ing organisation a reserve association, in
stead of a central bank, is unimportant.
It would be, in fact, a central bank.
"We need also to get away from bond
secured circulating notes, which either
respond in only the slowest fashion to
changes in business needs or move con
trary to them.
"Hardly less do we need a genuine die
count market that will make commercial
paper available for a city bank's second
ary reserve, instead of forcing such re
serves almost exclusively into stock ex
change loans, as at present.
"Undoubtedly there will be objection
to details of Senator Aldrich's plan. He
evidently submits it with that expecta
tion. But as a basis to work upon it is
admirable. It serves the important
purpose of bringing this subject tangibly
upon the carpet."
UNCLE JOE CANNON.
With the expiration of the Sixty-first
congress on the 4th Uncle Joe Cannon
stepped down and out as speaker of the
house, although not as a member of that
august body. Whatever harsh things
may ha*e been said of Mr. Cannon dur
ing the beat of the last election—and
many unkind and untruthful things were
said of him—all will agree that he is a
"great historical character." This is
the term that Champ Clark applied to
him. Mr. Clark spoke of him in the ex
piring moments of the Sixty-first con
gress as "our old, familiar friend, the
Hon. Joseph Q. Cannon, known from the
Atlantic to the Pacific as 'Uncle Joe.'"
Further Mr. Clark used these words :
"Human nature is a very curious and
unreliable institution. Under etreas of
circumstances and aggravation good
men say what in good humor they never
would dream or cay. Courteous men
when angry will a"t discourteously. Men
who are ordinarily just when in temper
will be unjust.
"I am certain, when the heat of the
occasion is passing, when we come to
reflect on it, that we wish for theretiriDg
speaker peace, plenty, prosperity, happi
ness and length of days."
This was very nice and the sentiments
expressed by Mr. Clark will tind a hearty
response in the breasts of most American
citizens. Joseph 0. Cannon has been
speaker of the house eight years in suc
cession. Henry Clay is the only man to
claim the honor of exceeding this service
he having served 10 years, but two
interims intervened during his incum
bency of th° office. Andrew Stevenson, in
the early history of the republic, was
elected four times, but resigned before
the end of his last term, serving seven
years. Schuyler Colfax served six years,
likewise James G. Blame and Thomas B.
Reed, but there was an interval of four
years between the latter's first term and
the last two. Samuel J. Randall was
elected three times, but his first election
was to till a vacancy caused by death,
he serving five years. Several speakers
have been twice elected, serving four
years, tbe last one being David B. Hen
derson of lowa. The great majority of
speakers have served but one term. But
one president of the United States
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MARCH 10, 1911.
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT—No. 6.
The order has gone forth and work to rehabilitate our two
principal streets will soon be under way. The council meeting
Monday night was pregnant with results.
As anticipated in these columns there were no protests to the
proposed improvement of Mill street by property owners, which
means regrading and paving that street from the south side of Park
street to the south side of Canyon street. It is also planned to curb
and lay cement sidewalks on both sides of the street where not al
ready in place, an improvement that will greatly enhance the value
of property and add many times to the appearance of things.
The council Monday night adopted two resolutions that are of
great significance. One was declaring its intent to improve Main
street, beginning on the north side of Island street bridge, thence
north to the 0.-W. R. & N. passenger depot, by grading, filling,
curbing, guttering and macadamizing said street. The estimated
cost for this improvement is $20,000, but this is only a rough esti
mate. This part of Alain street was completely destroyed by the
high water of a year ago. Its rehabilitation will be a blessing to
townspeople and the traveling public as well.
The council also adopted a resolution to improve Main street,
beginning on the south side of Island street bridge, thence south to
the north end of Cooper lake bridge, by cleaning, leveling and pav
ing said street between the points named.
Now that the ball has been set rolling keep it going. Civic
Improvement is the watchword!
served as speaker, namely, James K.
Polk, and that for one term. President
McKinley was an aspirant, however, but
was beaten by Tom Reed.
Uncle Joe Cannon will be 75 years old
next month, and baa been a member of
congress for 36 years. His voice will be
beard in the Sixty-second cougrese.
Secretary Ballinger has resigned. He
tendered his resignation to the president
January 19, but he was requested to
serve until congress adjourned, the presi
dent's letter of acceptance bearing date
March 9. President Taft's letter to Mr.
Ballinger is the longest we remember to
have ever seen bearing on the matter of
a cabinet officer's resignation. The pres
ident expresses his utmost confidence in
the loyalty, ability and honesty of the
ex-secretary, and scores the enemies and
traducers of Mr. Ballinger in words that
do not convey a double meaning. Oae
sentence will demonstrate the character
of the president's letter. "I do not
hesitate to say that you have been the
object of one of the most unscrupulous
conspiracies for the defamation of char
acter that history can show." Mr. Bal
licger will return to Seattle and resume
the practice of law.
Mrs. Ellen Wade Colfax, aged 73
years, relict of Schuyler Colfax, died at
South Bend, Indiana, last Saturday
morning. Her distinguished husband
played a conspicuous part in the politi
cal history of this country preceding and
during the civil war. Colfax, the county
seat of Whitman county, was named
after him. Colfax, a thriving town in
the Sacramento valley, California, was
named in his honor. There is also a
town called Colfax in Montana. He was
three times elected speaker of the nation
al house of representatives, and served
four years ac vice-president of the United
The Gazette prints an interesting letter
this week from H. G. DePledge, one of
the school directors of district No. 1
(Colfax), telling of the status of the dis
trict at this time from a financial stand
point and the outlook for the future.
Mr. De Pledge can speak with authority
and assurance on loc<*l school matters,
as he has been a member of the school
boa/d for some tim**, and was elected
Saturday by the electors to continue the
service for another two years. Atten
tion is specially directed to his letter,
wich the hope that its contents will be
carefully read and digested.
The Sixty-Srst congress adjourned
without taking action in the matter of
reciprocity with Canada. President
Taffc has called congress together in
extraordinary session to meet April 4 to
consider reciprocity with Canada, when
it will have to act one way or the other.
Reciprocity is becoming a burning ques
tion in many parts of Canada, arguments
being used pro and con there as on this
side of the international boundary line.
The chief argument used by Canadian
papers is that we are getting the best of
Morgan D. O'Cocnell, former publisher
of the Tekoa Blade, is now running the
Advocate at Richland, a prosperous
burg located at the confluence of the
Yakima and Columbia rivers, a few miles
above Kennewick. O'Connell has also
bought a five-acre tract and has gone
into fruit raising as a side issue. "What
I Know About Fruit Raising" will prob
ably be familiar headlines in the Advo
cate before long.
At the beginning of the regular session
of the Sixty-second congress next De
cember New Mexico's one representative
and two senators will probably be
ready to qualify for membership. This
will end the longest contest for state
hood in American annals, beginning
back in 1850, just after California's ad
mi-sion and during Fillmore'*presidency.
The information is given out that
John C. Lawrence may soon resign from
the railroad commission and announce
hie candidacy for governor. He ie eaid
to have many friends in Seattle and
Tacoma, but his main strength, of
course, will come from this side of the
mountains. As an old Whitman county
man, well and favorably known here
abouts, The G z tte would be pleased to
announce hid cundidacv for governor.
The famous beauties of the world are
wise when they leave no portraits of
themselves. Take Marguerite of Va
lois. She was an immoral, dishonor
able, criminal, scheming, unscrupulous
viilainoss, but she was dowered with
such charm that there was not a jailer
or an enemy she could not charm whea
she tried. No, nor a woman—not even
the wives of her lovers. Men rnmo
from every country, taking year long
iourneys, only to see her and went
away, after a lit.le glimpse, saying
they had "seen loveliness itself." Then
one sees her portraits. Too much fore
head, not enough eyebrow, a straight
nose and expressive mouth 'in one pic
ture a lovely month)—and that is all.
Mary, queen of Scots, was very lovely
—three kingdoms battled because of
!">r beauty—and yet her pictures leave
one cold. Fonche said her portrait
showed every trait of the lowest crim
inal type. That was before he knew
whose picture he criticised.—London
"Those who care for the beginnings
of things may he glad that the quill
pen survives to remind v-< that tho
original pen was plucked from a bird."
observes a writer. "Germans and
Frenchmen are in no danger of for
getting that, thanks to their respec
tive words 'feder* and 'plume,' but the
English 'pen' suggests a feather only
when one chooses to think about it
and recall the Latin 'penna.' •Almost
all our writing materials are no longer
what etymologically they profess to
be. Paper is no longer made of pa
pyrus; a peiK'H is not a little tail
'penicillus,' like a camel's hair brush;
the 'lead 1 of a lead pencil is not lead,
and the 'India rubber 1 with which we
erase its marks does not and never
did come from India. Even of parch
ment there is probably not a fragment
in the country, except, perhaps, iv a
museum and coming from Perganium,
in Asia."—Chicago News.
Life In the Icy Arctic.
In the morning I was generally the
one to waken first and would either
start the alcohol lamp myself or call
Asirup for that purpose. Our morning
meal consisted of a lump of pemmi
can, six biscuits, two ounces of butter
and two cups of tea each. As soon as
this was finished everything was re
packed on the sledge. I then read the
odometer, aneroid and thermometer
and, taking the guidon, which had
waved and fluttered over the kitchen
throughout our hours of rest, from its
place, stepped forward and the next
march was commenced. After from
four to six hours of marching we
would halt for half an hour to eat our
simple lunch of pemmican and give
the dogs a rest and then after four to
six hours of traveling halt again and
repeat the already described route.—
Robert E. Peary. "The Great TVTiite
Got Rid of the Scum.
She was .1 city bride who had never
before taken a hand In housekeeping
and knew but little about things in the
kitchen. A few mornings ago she got
after the milkman.
"What's the matter with your milk?"
she said, with great vehemence.
"I don't know," he replied. "What do
you find wrong with it?''
"Well." she said, "every morning it
is covered with a nasty yellow scum."
"And what do you do with the
''Why, I skim it off, of course, and
throw it in the garbage can."—Farm
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
We, the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 16 years, and believe him
perfectly honorable in all business transac
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligations made by his firm.
Waldixg. Kixnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free.
Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all Drug
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Dogs In Ecclesiastical Decorations.
The stained glass representation of
the "Peddler and Mis bog" was remov
ed from Lambeth church a quarter of
a century ago owing to the alleged in
contrrr.ity of Introducing the Bgure of
a dog in a church window. Quite re
cently Chancellor Prescort of Carlisle
refused a faculty for a stained glass
window in a Westmorland church be
cause the design included a dog. and
perhaps the only existing examples of
doga used for ecclesiastical decoration!
are to be found in Lord Brownlow's
private chapel at Ashbridge. In this
church one stained glass window iU~
picts Tobias and Sara in bed and a
doff sleeping on the quilt while in an
other window Job is shown being
mocked by three men, one of whom is
holding a dog by a chain:—Westmin
The Giant's Staircase.
One of the most widely known geo
logical curiosities in the vicinity of
Cork is a scries of knobs or knots pro
jectin^ from the face of a cliff. There
arc sixteen of these huge projections
all together, oil regularly set in the
face of the cliff, one above the other.
forming a series of such uniformity as
to give it tin' genera] appearance of a
stairway. Since time out of memory
this queer ascent and its projecting
"steps" have been known as the Gi
Security Stock Remedies at Ripley'n
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Frater
niiy block, Rooms 4 and 5,
C. F. Voorhees
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
Office—Room 1, Pioneer Building
T hone Main 1611. COLFAX, WASH.
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialties: Chronio diseases and diseases ol
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly answered. Office r.
Colfax Hardware bnildJn*.
Dr. Win. Clay Cardwell
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Rooms
14 and 15 Lippitt building. Office Hours, 9
to 12, 1 to 5; Sunday, 10 to 12; eveningß by
appointment. Phones—Office, Main 1341;
residence, Black 1461.
Dr. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Rooms 1
2 and 3, Lippitt Buildiner. Phones: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTISON F. L, STOTLER PAUL PATTISON
Pattison, Stotler & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offioe in Fra
J. Hugh Sherfey
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Office, room 3,
Pioneer block ; probate practice a specialty
Phone, Red 831.
Dr. J. A. Balsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Rooms
6 and 7, over Barroll & Mohney's store. Tel.
Main 81; Residence Tel. Main 1371. Office
hours, 9 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 5 p. m.
Dr. A. E. Stuht,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. O. R.
& N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon. Utlice over Hamilton's drug store,
B. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
ing, Mam street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH-Gradnat" of th* American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Charles B. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block
Phone Main 811.
OSTEOPATH—Graduate and post
graduate of Lou Angeles and KirkHville
schools of Osteopathy. Twelve years'
experience. Lippitt building.
Phone Main 1061 COLFAX, WASH.
K. K. HANNA. K. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
B. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trnst Bank. Telephone
. G. A. Chapman, D. D. S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Surgery. Office, rooms 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlorß in Hamilton Block
'Phone, Main 691.
Wiu. A. Inman,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do all kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
Colfax State Bank
We do a commercial banking business and solicit your
We buy and sell county and school warrants.
We make loans on Whitman county farm lands at the
We pay 4 per cent interest on time deposits.
DID YOU KNOW?
That On-y Trust Companies, in Addition to
Isiial Itankiiiu Ku>iii<'ss. Are Authorized:
Ist—To act aa fiscal or transfer agents of states, municipalities or
2nd—To transfer, register and countersign certificaces of stock,
bouds and other evidences of indebtedness.
3rd—To receive the deposit of trust moneys, securities and personal
4th—To act as trustee under any bond and mortgage ismed by
any municipality or corporation.
ssb— To act as trustee for married women in respect to their sepa
rate property, and to act as their agent in the tr.naaction of such busi
6th—Under order or appointment of any court, to act as guardian,
receiver or trustee of the estate of any minor and may be a depository
of any moneys paid into court.
7th —To accept and execute trusts in regard to the holding, man
agement or disposition of any estate under the direction of a court.
Bth—To act as receiver or trustee of the estate of any person, firm
9th—To act as expcutor or trustee under a will, or administrator
of the estate of any deceased person.
10th—To act as committee of the estate of lunatics, idiots, and
11th—To act as assignee or trustee for the benefit of creditors
12th—To collect coupons or interest on all manner of securities.
Y'VUR ACCOUNT, whether laige or small, is respectfully so
licited and we assure you polite treatment and satisfactory results.
Correspondence or personal conference with our officers is invited.
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
COLFAX, - - WASHINGTON
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
THE COLFAX NATIONAL BANK
In responce to call of Comptroller January 7, 1911
Loans, discounts and overdrafts f 9(53 739 Q2
«,DitE d S Ktat? bon I de """!"""""" 2oo|ooo!oo
(Stocks, bonds und securities j] 528 00
Furniture and fixtures 4*700 00
Real estate m'akt ci
t\ t ■ , o,ioi bb
Due from b<*nks $ 2"(J.221 85
Dup from TJ. S treasurer 10*000 00
Cash in vaults 65,961.19
Capital stock.... | 2 00.000.00
Surplus and prohtH 100 184 50
National bank notes "ZZZ"'. 200*000 00
De P°9ltß 965A52.82
Your attention i* respectfully called to the above statement which re
flets the great stren K »h and safpty of thin bunk. The most careful con
servative management by its directors, to^eth-r with painstaking atten
tion of its officers to every detail nf its business, offers every advantage
for the safe guarding of your deposits, and your account is solicited
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHINCTQH
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. STRAYENS, President w R ANDFR^nv n
J. I. M.LLER, Vice Preset Zt^Z. ££
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