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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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Office in Pioneer Block. Telephone M»>n 141
Established in 1877 Entered at the Coifax
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0.-W. RAN. TIME UARD.
To Spokane .H:O6 am 10:15 am. 2:10 p.m.
To Fendleton 10:15 am. 6.50 pm.
To Portland ... 12:10 a.m.
From Moscow 10:00 a.m. 6:15 p.m.
To Mwonw 10 4i a.m. 6:55 p.m.
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Ar. Oo'fax. 10:36 a.m. 3:35 p.m. 9:05 pm.
"MURDER IS MURDER."
Theodore UooseveU has given out in
The Outlook a ringing article on the
arrest of the McVunaras and the atti
tude of certain labor leaders anent the
blowing up of the Los Angelea Times
with heavy loss of life. The rushing into
print of Samuel Ciompers, Mover, Hay
wood et al., denouncing the arrest of
the McNamaras as a crime against labor
onions without first knowing the facts
was "grossly improper," "a wicked
thing" and "a crime against the state,"
to use the words of Mr. Roosevelt. The
blowing up of the Los Angeles Times
and scores of other outrages that have
occurred throughout the country in the
last few years are matters of serious
concern to the patriotic citizens of this
country. Such things cannot continue
and the country eiint. "Murder is mur
der," whether it is done by a red-banded
anarchist, an over-zealous union man or
a depraved specimen of humanity who
lives outside the pale of law, if not out
side the realm of civilization.
The fact that several millionaires are
behind the bare—some of them have
been there for yearn—«howH that the rich
are not exempt from the enforcement of
the law. Perhaps a stricter enforce
ment of law would land more of them
behind the bars, as well as decapitate
many labor leaders who now pose as
patriots, whose patriotism affords them
an easy and comfortable mode of living.
As pointed ont by Mr. Roosevelt, union
labor must purge itself of all suspicion
of having anything to do with such
crimes as the blowing up of the Los
Angeles Times, m well as the Llewellyn
Iron Works and other outrages that
could be named.
The McNamaras wHI have a fair trial.
They will not be railroaded to the gal
lows. No one can point to a single in
stance in the history of this country of
the courts not giviog an accused crimi
nal a lair trial, or of attempting to force
punishment against law and the evi
dence. The "law's delays" are notorious,
the accused being surrounded with every
opportunity to prove innocence, in cases
of doubt having the full benefit in every
instance. And so it will be in the ap
proaching trials of the MrNimaraa and
others indicted with them in connection
with the Los Angeles outrage. At the
time of the trials of Moyer, Hay wood
and Pettibone at Boise, Idaho, for the
assassination of Governor Steunenburg,
we heard the cry that we now hear in
regard to the McXamaraa, that convic
tion would follow regardless of law or
evidence. The verdict of the jury at
Boise was accepted without a murmur
■of protest from any source whatever,
and co it will be with the McNamara
trials. If they are guilty they should be
punished, for a terrible crime was com
mitted, many people losing their lives.
If innocent a jury will say so.
INLAND HERALD SUSPENDS.
The Inland Herald, published at Spo
kane, has ceased publication. The last
issue appeared Monday, just 15 months
from date of first issue. Over half a
million dollars, we are told, has been
sunk on the enterprise. A large and
valuable plant is idle. The Herald did
not take from the start. For some
reason advertisers refused to use its
columns to exploit their wares, and with
out that support it was plain to see the
paper could not last.
Only those who have bad experience
know what it is to establish a big daily
newspaper. Most of the big dailies of
the Pacific coast—which includes the
Oregonian, the Seattle Post-Intelli
gencer, the Spokesman-Review and sev
eral others—started at the foot of the
hill and climbed by slow degrees to the
top. In other words, they did not reach
the top by sailing through space in an
air ship. It was a slow process, in most
cases the work of a life time. The story
of the establishment and growth of such
papers as the Oregonian, the San Fran
cisco Chronicle and others is intensely
When once established the big daily
paper is a veritable mint. It is hard to
supplant it. No paper, unless it has
millions back of it, like Hearst's papers,
can expect to jump full-fledged and full
grown into the newspaper held and hope
for succesß. Fortunes have been squand
ered in Portland in the endeavor to sap
plant the Oregonian. Over $300,000
was sunk in the Seattle Telegraph to no
purpose. Other vast euais have been
squandered on newspaper ventures,
bo that those who aspired to establish
the Inland Herald are not alone in seeing
their fondest hopes dashed to the ground.
One paper will practically occupy the
field in the Inland Empire until soav
such man as Hearst jumps into the arena
and unties the purse strings. A million
dollars to him is nothing Once estab
lished in baainess the millions come back.
The Herald was established on a
million-dollar bisis, without the million
back of it to bold it up. The end whs
A YOUNG SUPERIOR JUDGE.
Judge C. H. Neal of the superior bench
of which Lincoln county is a part has
resigned, and Governor Hay has ap
pointed a younar man to succeed him
said to be only 26 years of age. There
are exceptions to all roles, of course, but
as a rule youth and inexperience has no
business occupying a high judicial posi
tion. That is not saying that many men
of age and experience are out of their
element on the bench. The recent «p
--pointee of Governor Hay, we are tod,
has been in active practice but two years
We all hope, of course, that the young
man will make good, and his career will
be watched with interest.
Joseph Story, one of the profoundest
jurists this country ever produced as
well as a prolific writer of works on law,
wis appointed to the supreme bench of
the United States when only 30 years of
age, and tilled the position with dis
tinguished honor for 30 years. But he
was possessed of a judicial mind, with
out which no man can rise to distinction
and usefulness on the bench, be he old or
young. Justice Story, however, was one
exception to the rule in the history of
Young men for action, old men for
counsel and advice, is au axiom full of
meaning, and as we look to the judiciary
for wisdom and a poise that carries the
scales of justice even handed above us,
it is seldom looksd for in extreme youth,
which is callow, soft and not molded into
the perfect being. If the young man of
Lincoln is made of the right "stuff" he
will undoubtedly grow and develop. If
so here's hoping that be may reach the
highest rung in the ladder.
Ojr sister city of Moscow will soon
have a new cuurt house building, costing
$150,000. The exterior is to be finished
in stone and pressed brick, and the in
terior in hardwood, with tile floors in
the main corridor. It will be fireproof.
Moscow is a beau if a! little city, the
county seat of Latab county, where is
also located the Laiversity of 4 Idaho, an
institution of which he state of Idaho
is justly proud, it is surrounded by a
rich farming country, none better in the
Palouse, and is filled with scores of beau
tiful homes. Whitman county people
will certainly cross the "border" and
take a look at the new public building
Governor Eberhart of Minnesota, who
is making a tour of the Pacific North
west, and Governor Hay are agreed that
President Taft is the logical candidate
of the republican party for president
next year. The president is growing in
strength, and to a greater degree than
any other man in the party has the
confidence of the people, flia head is
not filled with theories and fallacies, but
in a practical, common sense way he
does things. As a constructive states
man President Taft is safe to tie to for
another term of four years. He is the
logical candidate of the party
A Washington, D. C, dispatch of the
9th states that Congressman La Follette
introduced bills that date providing for
the erection of public buildings on sites
already acquired at Wenatcbee and
Ellensburg, appropriating $150,000 for
each. Another bill appropriates $150,
--000 for a site and building at Colfax.
He will introduce another bill increasing
the appropriation for Walla Walla's
public building to 1300,000. Congress
man La Follette may be eccentric, ac
cording to some of the paragraphers,
but the above shows that his heart is in
the right place.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon is 7G years of age
today and still optomiatic. He has
served in l'J congresses. In some 18 of
these be was a lionized hero, guardian of
the treasury, custodian of the faith, cap
tain of the advance guard, and IT.
Clattering politics made him the goat at
last, but the wilderness will return him
one of these days with greater honors
than now. Recent events in Washing
ton have convinced some of his late
enemies that they were misled by a dis
honest and selfish clamor.—Tacoma
News, May 8.
The financial standing of the state of
Washington, its bonded indebtedness
being entirely wiped out, shows the good
effects of having a business man &t the
head of affairs. Two years of the ad
ministrative work of Governor Hay has
brought it about. It shows the differ
ence between a business man and a mere
politician at the head of affairs. The
people can stand this kind of work for at
least another term.
The throwing into the sea at Cordova,
Alaska, of a cargo of coal shipped
from a foreign port may not be a com
mendable act, but it shows the feeling
existing among the people of Alaska in
regard to certain features of the conser
vation policy introduced by Mr. Pinchot
several years ago and which is still in
force. And the hanging in effigy of Mr.
Pinchot in another part of Alaska
about the same time shows the estima
tion in which he is held in the far north.
President Taft sought to amend the rule
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 12, 1911.
as it applies to Alaska by allowing coal
to be mined for home consumption for
the benefit of all the people, without its
being cornered by speculators, but con
gress refused to aid him. Congress,
therefore, is to blame, not the president,
for the present status of affiirs in
Alaska. From all accounts Alaska is in
a bad way, quite in contrast with the
way fukon is governed by the Can
adians Congressmen, who usually have
their ears to the ground, will probably
heed this last notice from the people of
Thackeray's Disfigured Nosa.
The usual account of how Thack
eray was disfigured says thai Venablea
broke the novelist's nose in a fair
ii^lit. John Ward in Notes and Que
ries supplies another version. About
a year after Thackeray's death Mr
Ward was traveling <>n one of the
main railways and had as companions
two old ladies who knew Thackeray
well. One of them said the novelist
had told them this story:
"Being ono of the youngest pupils
(at Charterhouse), ho was chosen by
one of the older lads, a rather proud
aristocrat In his way, to act as his
fag. Thackeray l>ore it us well as he
could, but demurred to some more ar
bitrary command than usual and flatly
refused to obey, whereupon the young
'aristocrat* caught Thackeray np, heM
his head under his arm and with the
heel of his boot used :h a hammer
heat the beautiful aquiline in»>;.> quite
flat with his fare—ln fact, breaking
and injuring its structure completely—
the excuse being, 'You'll clean my
boors n»xt time, sir.'"
Before his injury Thackeray was.
the same authority says, remarkably
Won His Supper.
Terry is of that class of gentry
whose nimble wit is the only thing
which beeps them from starving i.i
this day of practicalities. Terry is a
great coffee drinker, nml many are the
expedients he will undertake to pet it
when he la without funds. The other
evening he walked into a cafa and said
to the proprietor:
"Good evening. Mr. M."
"How are you, Terry?" was the re
"Pretty good, pretty good, barrin' a
bad t'roat. It's glad I am to see yer
self lookin' so smart and yer doln' so
wel! in yer business, now. ain't yer?
It's glad I am, too, about that. By the
■way. Sir. M.. would yer be afther
trustin' me thin evenin'V"
"Trust yon! Terry. I wouldn't be
trust!n' my own father."
"Thrue fer yon, Mr. M. If I'd know
e<l yer father as wel! rs you perhaps I
wouldn't trust him meself'"
And Terry got his coffee and rolls.—
When Nature Was Timekeeper.
In the British nraseam Is a large
stone composed of carbonate of lime,
which would serve perfectly as a day
laborer's calendar inasmuch as ft would
indicate to him every Sunday and holi
day of the year, though not the day of
the month. Moreover, the stone is an
actual time record of the work done
for a long period in an English coal
The "Sunday stone," as It is called,
was removed from a colliery drain.
When the miners were at work the
water running through tbe dmin left
a deposit colored Mack by the coal
dust, bat when no work was being
done the water ran down clear and left
a white deposit. These deposits in the
course of time built up the stone.
Each day of work left a black streak,
immediately followed by a white streak
made during the night. Wide white
streaks indicate the holidays and Sun
Back to Adam
A parchment roll over a foot wide
and nineteen feet long containing the
genealogical tree of King Henry VI. is
in the Welsh National library at
Aberystwith. The work is beautifully
executed in tabular fashion of the lat
ter half of the fifteenth century and is
Illuminated with miniatures, rich capi
tals aid red ornamental letters. The
pedigree is traced from Adam, and
the particulars occupy a red line of
six yards on the scroll. On the left
side of the pedigree appears the list
of archbishops of Canterbury down to
John Stafford and on the right side
the list of Welsh princes down to Ed
ward I.—Dundee Advertiser.
Eskimo Trial Marriage.
The trial marriage is an ineradi
cable custom among the Eskimos. If a
young man and woman are not suited
with each other they try again, and
sometimes several times, but when
they find mates to whom they are
adapted the arrangement Is generally
permanent. If two men want to marry
the same woman they settle the ques
tion by a trial of strength, and the
better man has his way.—"The North
Pole," by Robert E. Peary.
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 business transac
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligations made by his firm.
Waldixo. Kinnan &. 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.
Visit Ripley's Pharmacy for your
favorite Sundae or Soda.
It will pay yoa to read (iaeette Ada.
Shirkey & Glaeer, graduate opticians.
WE NEED THE CASH
YOU NEED THE COOPS
Tyee tomatoes lOc
Tyee corn 10c, 11 for 1.00
Fells Naptha Soap 5 C
6 Beat 'Em All soap 25c
16 lbs sugar \ go
5 lb lard gS C
10 lbs lard .........I 25
Standard grade flour 1 25
3 lb prunes 25c
Shilling* coffee 25c
R. P. HILL & CO.
Groceries and Provisions
«. K. HANNA. B. M. HANNA.
Hanna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW-OSice: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
R. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Telephone
G. A. Chapman* D. D. S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Sarirery- Office. room* 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F. Tifft, D. M. D.
DENTIST. Parlors in Hamilton Block
'Phone, Main 691.
Wm. A. Innian,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do all kinds
of legal boilneaa. Office, Room S, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Offioe In Frater
■ity blook, Rooma 4 and 5.
C. F. Voorhees
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR.
Office—Room 1, Pioneer Building
1 hone Main 1611. COLFAX, WASH
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialtiea: Chronic dlseaaea and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the ooonty promptly anawered. Offioe n
Coif ax Hardware baUdlmr.
Dr. 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. Phonea—Office, Main 1341;
residence, Black 1461.
Dr. W. B. Palaniountain
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—Rooms 1
2 and 3, Lippict Buildine. Phones: ()ffice,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9t012 a. m., Ito 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTiaOH P, L, STOTLER PACL 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. Staht,
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 Lommaason build
ing, Main street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH—Graduate of the American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Charles K. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block
Phone Main 811.
OSTEOPATH-Graduate and post
graduate of Lob Angeles and Kirkeviile
schools of Osteopathy. Twelve years'
experience. Lippitt building.
Phone Main 10G1 COLFAX, WASH.
In Standard Old Line Company.
H. E. FUNSTON
ROSALIA - - WASHINGTON
A Bank's Real Growth of
Four Hundred Forty-Two
Per Cent in Five Years
Deposits May I, VMUi, % 18.3 M.M
Deposits May 1, I*ll, $:t14>,~>0.>.?9
A net growth, without consolidation, of
Four Hundred Forty Two Per Cent
Whether you wish to DEPOSIT MONEY or BORROW
MONEY; whether you wi*h to get a FIRST MORTGAGE
LOAN on Whitman county land, or purchase nn« that we
have fllroHfiv mn<l»; whpth»r you phona* to SELL or BUY
some WHITMAN COUNTY WARRANTS, every trans
ition will be guarded with the SAFETY that only a
STRONG, conservative, well-conducted bank can eivp yon.
Wp appreciate the patronage of the people of WHITMAN
COUNTY that made postuble for us such an enoroioua
THE FARMERS STATE BANK
OF COLFAX, WASHINGTON
P. B.Stravens J. J. Miller W.R.Anderson S. H. Hicks
President Vice Pres. Cashier A»st. Caahier
A Press Clipping
One of our consul* in Mexico estimates
that, while American shareholders in rub
ber plantation schemes in that country
have invested not less than $10,000,000,
a twentieth of that sum would represent
the money employed in actual rubber tree
planting and cultivation.
When the Smooth Promoter calls
to induce you to buy plantation stock,
oil stock, townsite lots in nowhere,
or any other proposition that takes
your money away from home into the
hands of strangers:—
Remember that safety of principle is of
fii^t importance and consult your friend
or your banker before you invest.
Colfax National 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.
A. COOLIDGE R. L. McCROSKEY H.G.DePLEDGE ELLIS LAIRD
President Vice Pres. Cashier Asst. Cashier
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
COLFAX, - - . WASHINGTON
Capital $50,000 Surplus f 20,000 Undivided Profits »5,100
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 interests,
but the customer's also.
By making this bank 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 CENT INTEREST, COM
POUNDED SENI-ANNUALLY, ON SAV
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