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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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WHAT DIAZ HAS DONE.
Frederic J. Hank in is writing a HerieH
of articles on Mexico and President
Diaz that are valuable, and that should
not only be read with care but should
be preserved. As he writes from the
Btanupoint of giving information with
out bias or prejudice his articles about
Mexico at this time are of particular
interent. The third article, under the
heading of "What Diaz Has Done,"
linokin says :
"If one wishes to demonstrate to his
own mind what Porfirio Diaz has done
for the republic of Mexico, let him first
travel through Central America and
then visit Mexico. It is everywhere con
ceded that Mexico was not as far ad
vanced as a nation in 1876 as is Central
America today. Yet, if Diaz has done
no more than bring about the progress
represented by the difference between
present conditions in Central America
and those obtaining in Mexico today, he
has done enough to justify the high
esteem in which he is held by the entire
political world. The natural advantages
possessed by Mexico are no greater than
thoee possessed by the republics of Cen
tral America; the masses of the people
are in no wise superior in fibre or culture.
But in spite of this, Mexico is as fur
ahead of Central America today in all
that goes to make up a prosperous and
progressive nation as the United States
is ahead of Mexico.
"When Diaz came into power there
were practically no railroads in the re
public, lees than 500 miles having been
constructed to that date. Today every
important community in the entire re
public has its railroad, and the nation
enjoys transportation facilities that may
fairly be compared with those of any
state south of Mason and Dixon's line.
One may travel from Salina-Cruz, the
southernmost important port on the
Pacific side of Mexico, to New York, a
distance of approximately 3.500 miles,
with only two changes.
"The population of Mexico has all but
doubled since the beginning of the rule
of President Diaz. Wheu he came into
power the total population of the repub
lie was approximately 9,000,000. Today
it is estimated to exceed 16,000,000. As
the immigration into Mexico is not large,
these figures point to two conclusions:
First, that the native Mexican is not
given to race suicide; and second, that
the conditions in Mexico have not been
unusually burdensome upon the people."
Speaking of the financial condition of
the nation Mr. Haskin uses these words:
"The financial growth of Mexico dur
ing the ascendancy of Diaz has been
most remarkable. When he came into
power the country was burdened with a
buge national debt, so large that it
seemed a hopeless ambition to liquidate
any part of it, or even to keep the in
teie<t account well in hand. Since that
time untold millions have been spent in
public improvements, control of a large
proportion of the railroads of the repub
lic have been acquired, and vast expend
itures of money have been incurred, and
yet Mexico's credit in the money markets
of Europe and America is better than
ever. The rates of interest charged when
Mexico is borrower compare favorably
with the terms given to the average
European nation. For a great many
years it was thought impossible to limit
the expenditures of the government to
the amount of its income; in the latter
half of the administrations of Diaz the
operations of the government uniformity
have shown a surplus, and the national
debt is being liquidated to the extent of
more than f 1,000,000 gold a year.
"The financial condition of the nation
also is disclosed by the bank statements
of today. In 1876 the banking power of
the republic was limited to a few small
banks with a capital not at all commen
surate with the needs even of that day.
Today every principal town has from one
to a half dozen banks and their com
bined assets aggregate approximately
11,000,000,000. Money for the develop
ment of any meritorious project is to be
had on comparatively favorable terms.
The banking law of the nation is re
garded as exceptionally well drawn with
a strong prohibition against wild-cat
The above would go to prove that
Dial ha* b^en a wise ruler, giving Mexico
what it never had before—a stable gov
KINDNESS TO DUMB ANIMALS
Kansas City is going to try to develop
a system by which teachers in the public
schools will be required to spend half an
hour each day in teaching children kind
ness to dumb animals. The humane
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON. MAHCH 24, 1911.
CIVIC IMPROVEMENT—No. 8.
The improvement of Main street, from Island street to Cooper
lake bridge, was held up by the city council at its meeting Monday
night for one week, a protest to the proposed improvement being
filed by certain property holders representing I 500 feet along the
street desired to be improved. As the council meets again next
Monday night the matter will probably be disposed of then.
It developed at the council meeting Monday night that several
of the protestors did not fully understand the ins and outs in con
nection with the paving of Main street. That is, they expressed
themselves as believing that the work must be paid for as soon as
completed, thus placing a burden on them they could not meet.
The bonding system for cities of the third class, which was made
possible by enactment of the last legislature, was explained to them,
it being the purpose to create an improvement district within the
boundaries mentioned above, issue bonds running for a period of 10
years, drawing seven per cent interest, taking up the bonds on a
graduated scale, thus paying for the work in easy stages and with
out hardship to any one. With this better understanding of the
question it is understood there will be little objection to the work
The men who signed the protest do not represent a majority of
the property holders from Island street to Cooper lake bridge, con
sequently the work will, without doubt, be started as soon as pos
sible, it being understood that the mayor and council, besides a
majority of our citizens, are in favor of making the improvement.
Once more The Gazette would call attention to the necessity of
commencing work as soon as possible to rehabilitate Main street
from Island street north to the 0.-W. R. & N. passenger depot.
This is the most crying need of any before the authorities at this
time. Work should be in progress now. We are losing the finest
weather of the year. It is understood the county commissioners
will call for bids for the Codd bridge (so-called) as soon as the
grade is established. The rock wall must be continued, a vast
amount of filling must be done, and there is no time to lose to com
plete the work before the close of summer.
society of that city has been asked to
draw up a bill and present to the legis
lature which will make this compulsory.
Certainly parents should lead in such in
struction, and no child should be per
mitted to have a pet cat, dog or bird
unless it is treated kiDdly. Such home
instruction, extended by teachers in the
schools, will have a lasting benefit on
Cruelty is oftener due to thoughtless
ness than to real intention of being un
kind, and a word in time may prevent it.
There is a financial side to the treatment
of animals, especially those on the farm.
Neglect and cruelty there Ifssen the
value of the stock and the prices they
might briug. Animals left out in all
kinds of weather are incapable of the
best work, and certainly their selling
price is lessened —Columbus Difpatch.
Senator Poindexter has lot the cat out
of the bag. He says that Roosevelt, La
Follette or Cummins will lead the pro
gressives to victory in 1912. Like
Barkis, all three are willin'. This is not
news to the well informed. The state
ment by Mr. Poindexter is official, that*
all. What else is Roosevelt taking this
last swing around the circle for? Why
is La Follette and Cummins dissatisfied
with everything President Taft does if
the presidential be is not buzzing in their
ears? Some interesting developments
promise to take place next year from a
presidential point of view.
From Pullman the information comes
that the apportionment of $480,000 to
college uses will be made April 5 by the
State College board of regents, this sum
being the biennial appropriation of the
last legislature, which was not definitely
assigned in the appropriution. In ad
dition to the sum which the regents will
apportion the college received $30 000
for the Puyallup experiment station,
$20,000 for farm institutes and $5000
for the purchase of a tract adjoining the
Special fares have been made by the
railroads from all points throughout the
Northwest to Portland for the Rose
Festival June 5-10. Rates of one atd
onp-third fare for the round trip are bd
nounced by the various lines. This re
duction will be fff ctive throughout
Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British
\ The Imperial
v *»«£h Harrow to swing to the
| L&*& ns*^ right or left, or up or down.
It has perfect freedom to
fo.low the inequalities of the ground. In turning it allows the rear Harrow to follow the front Harrow without
strain or binding. This owing-tig connection is the distinctive feature of the Imperial Harrow and is what
gives it the name of FJexible Frame Double Disc. The two Harrows may be quickly and
easily separated by removing the clevie bolt. The forward part of the machine is then a complete single disc
Harrow and may be uaed ac Rich. It is superior to all other discs, and especially the solid ridged frames which
will not allow the disc sections to conform to the uneven surface of the ground. Call and see them at the
Warner Implement Co.
Too much cannot be said in praise of
the movement to put new life into the Col
fax Commercial Club. That it will bring
forth fruit a hundred fold goes without
saying. A town is what the people who
live in it make of it. In other words, a
town grows and flourishes because live,
energetic people are in it,and pull together
for the benefit of the town. Join the
Commercial Club and then attend all the
State Senator Oliver Hall is to be con
gratulated upon his legislative record.
He didn't introduce a bill ai the late
session of the legislature. He set an ex
ample that could have been followed
with profit by other members of that
body. It is less law that we need, not
more law. The last legislature was a
great improvement over other sessions
of that body in thia regard.
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 15 years, and believe him
perfectly honorable in all busiuesa transac
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligations made by his firm.
Waldino. Kinnan Sl Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
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.
Security Stock Remedies at Ripley'a
EFFECTIVE MARCH 10 TO APRIL 10
From all points in Middle West
and Eastern States to all Inland
From St. Paul *.. $25 00
" Chicago $38.00
" St. Louis $32.00
" Memphi3 $32 00
" New York ... §50.00
" Kansas City $25.00
and proportionately low rates from all
other Eastern points by either the Great
Northern or Northern Pacific to Spokane
and then via Inland Electric.
If your friends are coming West let the
Inland Agent arrange ticket delivery for
yuu at colonist rates.
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
D^ TIST. Parlora in Hamilton Block
Phone, Mam 691.
Wm. A. lnmau,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. WIU do all kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Frater
nity block, Kooms 4 and 5.
C F. Voorhees
ATTORNEY AND COUXSELLOR
Office—Room 1, Pioneer Building
Thone Main 1611. COLFAX, WASH.
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Speo
ialtiee: Chronic diseases and diaeaaes of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly answered. Office v
Coif ax Hardware building.
I>r. Wm. Clay Cardwell
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.
Dr. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Rooms 1
2 and 3, Lippitt Buildin*. Phones: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTI3ON F^ L, BTOTLER PAUL PATTISON
Pattison, Stotler & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Fra
J. Hugh Sherfey
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Offioe, room 3,
Pioneer block ; probate practice a specialty
Phone, Red 831.
Dr. J. A. BeUsiger
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. Stulit,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. O. R.
& N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon. Office over Hamilton's drug store.
K. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
ins;, Main street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH—Graduate of the American'
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Charles R. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block.
Phone Main 811.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON. ,
OSTEOPATH—Graduate and post
graduate of Loe Angeles and Kirkaviile
schools of Osteopathy. Twelve years
experience. Lippitt building.
Phone Main 1061 COLFAX, WASH
K. K. KASHA. R. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
R. Li. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trnst Bank. Telephone
O. A. Chapman, D. D. 8.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Sorcery. Office, rooms 10 and 11 Lippif
TENNY ADV CO sy mons Blo<*
icnni mv». uu. Spokane Waßh
-eep the Gazette on file and are It*
inthorleed agents for «d\prt<oeTvi fin f >
. X ~.A ■■»l>in4|i>fnin
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
THE COLFAX NATIONAL BANK
lv responce to call of Comptroller January 7, 1911
T.oans, discounts and overdrafts I 968.788.62
United States bonds 200,000.00
Stocks, bonds and Hecuritie« .'. 11,528.00
Furniture and hxtures m . 4,700 00
R«>al estate .m 8,487*66
Due from hunks $ 2<>6.22l 85
Due from U. S treasurer HMHtllOil
Cash in vault* 65,961.19
n*plml Rtoek $ 200.000 00
Snrpla* and proflw 100,184 .10
National baDk notes 200.000.00
D.posits , 965 4.".2 82
V >ur atfentinn i-» reaoectfu'ly e*ll«H *o the above statement which re
fl ctH rhe er.-Ht «tr»»ntstb ami B»f»>ty of this bank. The most careful, con
he varivM rnnriHgpai^nt '\v us director*, toijeth^r with painstaking atten
tion <>f jrn officers to every detail of its business, offers every advantage
lor the n*fe guarding of your deposit*, and your account is solicited.
A STRONG BANK
The Farmers State Bank
OF COLFAX, WASHIWCTOH
Organized only Five ami oue-naif years ago
CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
Report of condition March 7, 1911:
Loans and Discounts $297,787.11
Warrants and Bonds '.. .. 22,689 64
Banking Building and Furniture 14,309 68
Other Real Estate Owned 3,000.00
Cash and Due from Banks ' lit; 494 87
Capital Stock, paid up $100,000.00
? T "P)aB Fund 15,000.00
Undivided Profits 4 §05 43
bills Payable .........".."."".V. ' None
Deposits 334.675 87
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT ««4,2«1 30
Deposits March 7, 1907, $131,759.93
Deposits March 7. 1908, «2i'r>,9.<4 15
Depoeits March 7, 1911, #334.675 87
t t>AIJ .buß?neß9 entrusted to ub is handled carefully with all promptness. All kinds
of Banking transacted on a conservative basU. We solicit your patron 4 K e, assuring
you courteous treatment. Safety Deposit Boxes to rent. County and School Dis
trict Warrants bought and sold.
Approved County Depo^itory
Tlie People's Bank
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 Oniy Trust Companies, in Addition to
Usual Banking Business. Are Authorized:
corporals aCt " fiß°al °r traDßfer ***"** °f Btatea« mun^ipaHties or
h a ad-T" tranßffr. regiat 9 r and countersign certificacea of stock
bonds and other evidences of indebtedness. cl£ '
pro P erty7 T° ™**™ °f ttUßt m°neyß« and personal
anymuniS^/co^S: **' mott™« »— by
sth—To act as trustee for married women in res Deck fn th j
Jjte property, and to act a. their agent in the £ nTtt^'such St
6th—Under order or appointment of any court to ar-t ** ™ a
receiver or trustee of the eatate of any minor and may be ade-S^'
of o ny moneys paid into court. 7 depository
7th—To accept and execute trusts in regard to the hnU.- n «
agement or disposition of any estate under the diwcMon of a court™ "^
or " rCCeiVer " trU3tee °f the Mtate °f an^ f™». 'firm
habS7ruak:rd ar Ommittee °f the Mtote °f l™ti <»> "iota, and
11^1° "^ aßßignee or trUßtee for the b«°efit of creditor ß
12th-To collect coupons or interest on all manner of securities
YOUR ACCOUNT, whether la,^e or B mall, is respectful lv.
hoited and we assure you polite treatment and satuSrv I 7 i
Correapondence or personal conference with our officer* UinvUed '
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
COLFAX ' " - WASHINGTON
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