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SOUNDS NOTE OF WARNING.
The Spokesman Review nouuds the
alarm bj tolling th« progre*.Hive« they
ehould k ep the republican party intact.
Of courer. It it* plain to the mowt
casual observer that the progressives
(so called) rs well as the reirulare (-<o
called) hald political existence in
the hollow of their tmnde by standing
together. The recent spectacle in BOB
gresH of a handful of progressives Ht.ncd
ing aloof from old asHociates, practi
cally acting as a third party, has caused
the chief monthnipce of tie progressive
element in the luluod Ecupire to prick
up it»-etirs and take a horoscope of the
political horizon. It. says: "A political
party, to be a power, not only needs
numbers, it needs organization. In
epite of the many sine committed in the
name of prtrty luyalty there is a time
when it is party loyalty or nothing,
when it is stand together or fall to
We do not believe the republican
party will haul down its flag and cur
render unconditionally to the enemy. It
may meet defeat and per necessity be re
habilitated, but it will absorb in the
future, as it bat in the past, the best
elements of citizenship aud again march
to victory. It will be composed of the
beet in the two wing* of the party. A
few of the Jonathan Bourne stripe may
strive to form a third party, but it will
fail as many similar events have failed in
the paot. Parties are essential to insure
responsible representative government
As the Review correctly states, "condi
tions do not call for political revolution."
Republicans should get together, stand
together, vote together. It is either
that or see a democrat elected president
THE COLFAX POSTMASTERSHIP
A Washington, D. C, dinpntch of the
Bth states that Captain James Ewart
will be reappointed po*tma*ter of Colfax.
Captain Ex-art has been postmaster here
for 13 years. He decided at one time to
retire, bur, afterwards reconsidered and
notified the department that he would
accept if reappointed. record as
postrnister has been one of the best in
the state, it being the policy of the post
oflL'e department to retaiu all post
masters in office where the record is
tirst clas* irrespective of [political con
siderations. The reappoiatmeat of Cap
tain E*art carries with it, therefore, no
political significance; on the contrary,
it is the elimination of polities from the
office, tSL'iency and faithful performance
of duty beiDg the only matters under
This is along the Unas of civil eervice.
Tue postmaster general has made it
clear on divers occasions that fr. qxeat
■changes in poetraisterships throughout
the country, generally at the behest of
senators and congressmen, has been one
of the causes of the deficit each year in
this department of the government.
Therefore when a postmaster proves
efficient it is economy as well as good
business judgment to retain him in office
if he desires to remain. This principle,
if carried to every department of the
government, would work out wonders in
economy em well as efficiency.
Captain Ewart is a p'oneer of the Pa
louse country and a civil war veteran.
His name is identified with the history of
the country. No man is better or more
favorably knowD. The office carries
with it a salary of $2400 a year.
Colonel Roosevelt cleared the'political
atmosphere when he declared in Spokane:
"I am not an aspirant for anything be
cause I have bad everything. I am
ahead of the same." It would have
been better if be had made] the Jdeclara
tion before he started on his present
speech-making tour, as he would have
been better understood and it would
have allayed any feeling against a third
term which prevailed in many places.
Some thought he was playing falsetto
Taft, but time will probably correct that
impression. Roosevelt is a many-sided
man and wields a tremendous influence
over his countrymen.
Warden Reed of the state prison at
Walla Walla has gone to India, where
he went for the purpose of looking over
the grain bag eituation^and arrange for
the purchase of jute for the prison mi!!.
The prison board has agreed to change
the erftin bags as the market fluctuates
and hat> announced an increase from
$6 20 to $6 50 as a temporary price.
We are told that Abe Ruef, the politi
cal bighbinder of San Francisco, now
serving a sentence of 14 years at San
Qaeatin state prison, devotes his spare
COLFxiX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTOX, APRIL 14, 1911.
time in reading the Bible,to fellow con
victs, explaining fto th^m^in detail the
wonders of life book of hoik* He is
said to be making progress, ehaniiinu
the line of thought in the" iuindn of
many. It i* cud th^t R lef observed
that aott convict* sp>'nt spire moments
in reading cheap novels, as well as
trasby and lic jnti.)us stuff, tending still
further to degrade their minds instead of
leading them out of tbej plough of
dpppond, h?nce one reason for reading
utid explaining to,rbem *be Bible. Ruef
in a Jew and is said to be well versed in
the Bible. Oi the principle of giving
the d«vil his due the erstwhile bcodler
and grafter h eatitled;;to a'! big credit
maik. Hore'a tae pity that he didn't
practice the rru fuacoat*iiaed in the good
book, tbou ■ttaJt not steal being one of
And now we are to!d > thnt there is a
joker in house bill N >. 258J pasord by
the het Ifizirtlatur^uud f ith;*red by Miller
of WliKtcom county, whereby all the
state's oyster reserves are wiped out of
existence, the state owni/jg no more
oyster lands than a |jack rnbbit. At
any rate the mvtter will have to be di -
cided by the supreme courr. The oyster
laudd are wor;.!i millions of dollars, and
there baa not been a session of the legis
lature since Wusbingtou_ became a state
without attempts*being made to juggle
things so as to cheat the people out of
Wheat growers of 23 countips of the
Pacific Northwest, 9 in Washington, 6
in Idaho and 13 in Oregon, members of
the Fnr'o>*rs' U noa, have secured a lea^e
on Columbia duck, Portland, for the sea
son aud propose to handle their crop
from the wheat tieldn to the phips taking
it to foreign markets. The growers will
incorporate a transportation company
and will try to make a profit in buying
and selling wheat for export as well as
in handling their own grain.
Portland had a birthday during the
past week, being 60 years old. The
Qrst municipal election was held April
7, 1851. Then there was but one pre
cinct, vow there are 155.
Explosives In Your Body.
The human body contains no fewer
than four substances which are so In
flammable that in a pure state they
will "j;o oit" by spontaneous corubus
;ion. Tor Instance, there is phospho
rus. The body of a person weighing
120 pounds contains twenty-two
ounces of this substance, which, as
everybody knows, readily takes fire ol
its own accord If exposed to the air.
it is combined with lime to make' the
bones, taking the form of phosphate
lime. The body of a human being
weighing 120 pounds contains hearty
one and a half ounces of magnesium,
two ounces of sodium and nearly two
and a half ounces of potassium. The
first of these, n subs?-in-e of silvery
whiteness, is r;o readi'y and fiercely
combustible thai it has to be kept
ti ,hi'y corked in bottles to prevent H
from igniting of its own a cord. So
dium win take fire if thrown Into
water, and so likewise will potassium
—the latter v.-;i!i preal violence, finally
exploding and throwing a shower of
sparks Into the air.—New York World.
Into a hospital came two men with
"Street fight?" said the surgeon in
It was. Under the doctor's directions
orderlies moved beds and patients
around until the newcomers were
separated the length of the ward. •
"In this case that precaution may not
be necessary," he said, "but after a
street brawl it very often is. Before
we learned the peculiarities of those
people it happened mere than one
that two men who were mortal ene
mies were brought in and laid out side
by side. Each saw his advantage ?nd
was foxy enough to keep still until
both were left alone in adjoining cots;
then they sailed into each other tooth
and nail, trying to finish the job that
had been interrupted in the street.
Once or twice they nearly succeeded.
Now chance patients with pugilistic
tendencies are placed so-far apart thai
a neighborly interchange of uppercuts
is out of the question.—New York
Tha Word "Chap."
"Chap" is simply an abbreviation of
cbapman. the merchant of former days,
and is derived from the Anglo-Saxon
"ceap," a bargain. The word almost
brings before us the loud voiced
"cheap Jack" as ho cries his wares in
the cheaping or market. Chap seems
to have come into common use at the
end of the sixteenth century nnd is
rarely mentioned in books before 1700.
Johnson does not recognize it, though
Steele uses it in 1712 in the Spectator
("If you want to sell, here is your
■•hap"), and it is found in Bailey's Dic
tionary, 1731. Its original meaning of
t buyer or seller still lingers in the
dialects of many counties. Coupled
with the adjectives old. young, little.
poor, it was and is used in familiar
language, as is its relative, a queer
"customer." Todd, ISIS, affirms that a
good chap meant one to whom credit
might be given, whereas not qualified
by good it was a term of contempt.—
Ltfe is not made up of great sacri
fices or duties, but of little things, of
which smiles and kindness and small
obligations given habitually are what
win and preserve the heart.
Squirrels are out. Call at Riplej'e
Pharmacy for your poison as we keep
all kinds at correct prices.
BLUFFS AMD PLAYS DEAD.
But There's a Fata! Flaw In the Hog
Nosed Snake's Acting.
When you tind a bog nosed snake
flattened out upon the soil in bis anx
iety to absorb all the BUnshine that he
can be Immediately adopts a policy of
"bluff." lie first inflates his body by
a deep draft of air. Then he flattens
his bead and expands his neck to three
times its proper width. Next be strikes
angrily toward the Intruder and hisses
with malignant fury. The average
pedestrian naturally retreats with a
feeling of gratitude for the danger sig
nals so unmistakably imprinted by a
kindly Providence upon the deadly
members of the reptile race.
A good field naturalist will quietly
advance his bare hand to the reptile's
bead, because ln> knows that this snake
can neither !*» Induced to give a poi
sonous bite nor :i bite of any ki:;d. See
Ing thai the observer cannot he in
timidated, the snake Iben <>iu>ns his
Jaws and acts os if he had h'.>pn In
jured. Convulsive spasniß ripple down
his spine. Ilr writhes and twists as
if transplanted by the agonies of death,
and. turning over on liis back, the last
convulsion dies away along the t:iil
Now. nothing In nature looks more
dead than a snake lying with the Ivory
whiteof his belly plates turned upward
to the sky. and the hog nosed snake will
simulate death so patiently that you
may carry him by the tail or bang his
body oti a fence arid he will swing in
the wind and give do sign of life for
an hour or more.
But this clever acting has one fatal
Saw. If you place him on the ground
with the bdly downward he will twist
over on his back again. lie has such
a fixed idea that "belly plates skyward"
is the correct pose for a serpent's
corpse that, although supposed to be
lifeless, he will turn over on bis back
a dozen times if you as perseveringlj
persist in Inyinjr him on his crawling
surface. His zeal for the perfection
of mimicry blinds him to the obvious
truth that dead snakes stay where
they are put.—Century Path.
The Second One Was to Avenge the
Victim of the First.
A certain English gentleman who
was a regular frequenter of the green
room of Drury Lane theater in the
days of Lord Byron's committee and
who always stood quietly on the
hearth rug there with his back to the
fire was in his usual place one night
when a narrative was related by an
other gentleman, newly returned from
the continent, of a barrier duel that
had taken place in Paris.
A young Englishman, a mere boy.
had been despoiled in a guyntng bouse
in the Palais Royal, had charged a
certain gaming count with cheating
him. had gone out with the count, had
w.istod his fire and had been slain by
the count under the frightful cin:um
stances of the count's walking up to
him. laying his hand on his heart, say
ing. "You are a brave fellow—have
you a mother?" and on his replying
in the affirmative remarking coolly. "1
am sorry for her." and blowing his
victim's brains out.
The gentleman on the hearth rue:
paused in taking a pinch of snuff to
hear ihis story and observed with
great placidity, "1 am afraid I must
kill that rascal."
A few nights elapsed, during whi;h
the greenroom hearth rug was without
him, and then lie reappeared precisely
as before and only incidentally men
tioned in the course of the evening.
I killed thai rascal."
He had pone? over to I'aris on pur
pose, had tracked the count to the
same gaining -bouse, had thrown a
.class of -wine In hi-; face in the pres
ence of all the company assembled
there, had told him that he had come
to avenge his young compatriot and
had done it by putting the count out
of this world and coming back to the
hearth rug as if nothing had happened.
Russia's Butterfly Belief.
Small boys and girls in Russia often
do not have the joy <>f butterfly chas
ing or collecting, for the popular and
pretty belief of the peasants is that
these Bwarms of fragile, lovely insects
are the earthbound souls of the dead,
compelled to linger for some minor ex
piation of sin. As the nurses of the
children of all below royalty are from
the peasant class, they impress on
cuem at an early age how wicked it
would be to catch and torture a soul
and thus imbue them with a supersti
tion that lasts until they are well
grown.—New York Tribune.
Exhibiting a Poet.
Matthew Arnold was sitting in his
study one morr.iug when the butler
showed in an American lady and a
small boy. The lady said: "Glad to
make your acquaintance, Mr. Arnold.
I have often heard of you. No. don't
trouble to speak, sir! 1 know how val
uable your time is!" Then, turning to
the boy, she said. "This is him. Lenny,
the leading critic and poet—somewhat
fleshier than we had been led to ex
pect!"—A. C. Benson in Atlantic.
Coleridge—Tha Last Phase.
Professor Blackle in his autobio
grapbical sketch entitled "Notes of a
Life" tells of a visit he paid to Cole
ridge, then living at EUghgate. of whom
he remembers only two things, M(li
that he was an old. Infirm, downbent
man; (2) that he told me he h&tf
thrown overboard all speculative pW
losophy. finding perfect satisfaction tv
the first chapter of the gospel of John."
Business and Pleasure.
The man wbo makes his business a
pleasure is likely to live a good deal
longer and fret a pood deal farther
than the man who make* his pleasure
a business.-Chicago Record-Herald.
<*. A. Chayman, D. JL>. tt.
DENTIST. Gradnat* Ohio College TVr>tal
rtar^rr. Ofrca. room* 10 ftn 1 11 Lippitt
.J<- F, Tifft, I>. M. l>.
DEYTIST. Parlors in Hamilton Block
'Phone, Main 691.
GOLF AX, WASHINGTON.
Wm. A. Inman,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. W»! do all kinds
cf 'esral bnsinfwa. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office Ja Frater
ni*y Mock, Boom 1 and 5.
n<M,F *X. WAf»*rr\ TfJTON.
O. F. Voorheea
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
Office—Room 1, Pioneer Building
Fhone Main 1611. COLFAX, WASH.
I>r. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialties: Chronic diseases and ('i»«ase» of
wome-a and children. Calls to any part of
the ootmty promptly answered. O)iics n
Oeliu Hardware buildJnt?.
Or. Wm. Clay rnrdwell
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Rooms
14 and lo Lippitt huiidini: (»tfioe Hours, 9
to 12, 1 to 6; riunday. 10 to 12; evenings hy
appointment. Phones—Office, Mtin 1341;
reaidonce. Black 1461.
Dr. W. B. Palamountain
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON- Rooms 1
2 and 3, Lippitt Building. Phones : »'ffice,
Main f,81; Residence, Red ]83. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTISON W. L, STOTLEK PAUL PATTISON
Pattison, Stotler & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Fra
J. Hugh Sherfey
ATTORNEY AT LAW-Office, room 3,
Pioneer bl ck ; probate practice a specialty
Phone. Rfld 831.
Dr. J. A. Balsiger
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON-Rooma
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. B. Stuht,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 0. R.
&. N. physician. Spokane & Inland sur
geon, uthwj over Hamilton's drug store.
B. J. Skaife,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
second floor front in new Lommasson build
ins?, Main street.
Dr. lila Bryson
OSTEOPATH-Graduat.« of th« American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksviile, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, .^2O Main street.
Charles It. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waits block
Phona Main 811.
OSTEOPATH—Grnfliitttp and popt
grtidunte of Los AairHfH and Kirtnvii!f>
Hchuoie of Osteopathy Tweive years'
experience Lippitt building
Phone Main 10G1 TOLFAX, WASH
3. K. HANNA. H. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW-Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
it. L. McCroskey
ATTORNKY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Telephone
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A. COOLIDGE R. L. McCROSKEY H.G. DePLEDGE ELLIS LAIRD
President Vice Pres. Cashier Asst. Cashier
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
COLFAX, - - - WASHINGTON
Capital $50,000 Surplus $20,000 Undivided Profits fii.ioo
We Believe in Reciprocity
and ask your business on a reciprocal basis.
A successful store must give its customers their
A successful bank must do the same. Business
given to us is handled not only for our best interest*,
but the customer's also.
By makirg this bark your financial home you can
be constantly in touch with affairs throughout the coun
try and our help and advice is freely given in matters
pertaining to your financial welfare.
WE PAY 4 PER CEMT INTEREST, COM
POUNDED SEJWI-ANNUALLY, ON SAV
Safety Deposit Boxes For Rent
STATEMENT OF CONDITION OF
THE COLFAX NATIONAL BANK
In responce to call of Comptroller January 7, 1911
T,oans, discounts and overdrafts $ 963,738.82
United States bonds 200>OOo!oO
Stocks, bonds »nd securities „ 11.528^)0
Furniture and fixture* 470 m 00
Real estate 'ZZZ'ZZZI 3,48760
Dae from hanks $ 2<>tJ,:>2l 85
Due from U. S treasurer lOQMOOfI
t'ash in vuultH 65,961 19
Capital stock I 200.000 00
Surplua and profit* 100,184 50
National bank notes 200 ono 00
De P°Bltß 965 452 82
' $1465,637 32
Your attention is respectfully called r o the above statement which re-
H-ctß the srreat streneth and «<»fptv of thi^ bank. The most careful con
servative mana«em»nt n y its directors, to*eth*r with paio«takin« atten
tion of its officers to every detail of its business, o&Vr 8 every advantage
for the safe guarding of your deposit*., aud your account \» solicited
A STRONG BANK
OF COLFAX, WASHIWCTOW
Ufg*o»ed only ftv« auU oueimti years a*o
CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS
Report of condition March 7, 1911:
Loans and Discounts » O(V7 __
Warrants and Boud* $i. 9' '*' ' l
Banking Buildin X and Furniture '.'.'.'.'.'.\\7.\ V/?'<\ ','1
Other Heal Estate O-wned 14 M
Cash and Dae fromßinks ■.■...■.■■.■.; ..'. •• mS^S
I I n 41' t S i
Capital Stock, paid up
Surplus Fund 8100.000.00
Undivided Profits' 15,000.00
fcille Payable ..*.." '.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*.*. " 4 '6"P 43
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT WHWLJW
Deposiis Mnrch 7, 1907, $131 7">3 93
Deposits Marco 7. 19 >9, «_'C5 9,« 15
Depot-ita March 7, 1911, $334 878 87
Approved County Depository
Xlie People's Bunk
Colfax State Bank
We do a commercial banking business and solicit your
checking account. 3
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.
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