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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
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DEATHOF EMINENT ENGINEER
Eugene Riefcaeeker, an engiaeer who
has dooe much autable work in the
Btate of WaNhington, died at Seattle
last Friday, following an operation.
Mr. Rickeecker whh nn engineer of dis
tinction. He wan a graduate of Lebigh
University. Ah assistant 0. 8. engiueer
he began, in 185*0, the topographical
surveys of the Bit«'H for fortifications at
Marrowetone point, I'oint Wilson and
Admiralty bead, being now respectively
Fort Klagler, Fort Worden and Fort
Casey at the entrance to I'uget Sound
He completed thiH work and then entered
upon the work of making preliminary
plans for the gun emplacements to be
constructed at Fort Flagler. He made
the examination and report upon and
had charge of the improvement on the
Pend d'Oreille, Okanogan and Columbia
rivers at various points. He also sur
veyed the Lake Washington canal at
Seattle, and was engineer in charge of
harbor improvements at Yaquina, Ore
gon. His latest work, which is incom
plete, was the survey and construction
of the government road in the Mount
Rainier National Park, leading from the
boundary of the park nearest Tacoma
to Paradise valley, near the summit of
the mountain. This is expected to make
the finest scenic driveway in the world,
and while this work may b» retarded by
the death of Mr. Uicksecker it will be
completed along the lines laid out by
him. It was bis ambition to complete
this master piece of engineering work.
Mount Rainier National Park is destined
to be one of the most noted scenic resorts
on the continent. It is an asset the
people of the Btate of Washington do
not fully understand or appreciate at
this time. The work of the eminent
engineer will be the means of bringing it
to the fore in the near future.
We note the paHttiug away of such a
man as Uickseckfr, without blare of
trumpet or beat of drum, but the monu
ments of his skill and genius are scat
tered all over the state, as a perpetual
reminder that a toaster mind delved in
these parts. "Ye men of genius tread
lightly on his ashes, for he was one of
IT CANT BE BEAT.
You can't beat this much. The gov
ernment wants to dissolve the trust be
cause it prevents competition and as a
result can boost the prices sky high.
And now comes Gary, president of the
Steel Trust, aud announces calmly that
what he would particularly like, in fact,
what he longs for most, is that the gov
ernment shall fix their prices.
"We would be glad," he says, "to Bay
'Here are our facts, here is our property,
here is our cost of production,' now do
whatever you want to, suit yourself, fix
the prices yourself." Then he adds, that
the Sherman law, designed and enacted
to prevent combinations against re
straint of trade, passed by congress for
only one purpose and that is to bust the
trusts, that said law is not worth a con
tinental. Now, honestly can you beat it?
And honestly hasn't Mr. Gary stated
a real truth? Isn't it about time for
some of our political wiseacres who
have been undertaking to do so much to
regulate private, as well as public busi
ness, to get in and show what their
theories look like in actual practice?
About all that has been accomplished is
to disturb and disrupt public and private
business. We do not say that no good
has been accomplished, but the harm
has just about offset the good and people
who have to work for a living are be
ginning to awaken to the fact that it
does make a difference whether there is
work to be done or only prospects.—
Vancouver (Wash.) Spokesman.
"P-L"—that's the way the town of
Pc Ell in Lewis county wants to be
known hereafter. The change is favored
so that the community will have the
shortest name in the Postal Guide. The
initials represent the way the name is
pronounced, anyhow, so there would not
be any material variation. But the people
believe that the oddity of such a name
would give them considerable publicity,
as a result of which they would attract
an influx of newcomers.
At the navy yard, Puget Sound, there
are at the present time 1-400 civilian em
ployes on the payroll, the weekly dis
bursements to which force aggregate
The Gaiette is indebted to Representa
tive La Follette for the Congressional
Record, a valuable publication contain
ing the daily proceedings of both houses
Anent the reciprocity treaty with Can
ada, the poll of newupspers taken in 22
mates by the Chicago Tribune, notice of
wbicb was made in The Gazette at the
time, shows that 8118 newspapers are
in favor of the agreement and 1127
Bgainnt it, or nearly a three to one vote
in favor of the policy ad' anced by Pres
ident Taf'. North Itakota was the only
state of the 22 polled that showed a
majority against ir. If the newspap-ra of
thecouutry represent public opinion, and
the conclusion is uppermost that they
do, it is clear that the people are over
whelmingly in favor of the treaty. The
fear that it will injure the farmer does
not peem to be deep seated, for certainly
no one having the welfare of the country
at heart would be in favor of crippling
the farmer in the minutest particular.
According to the terms of the treaty it
can easily be abrogated if it is found to
operate against the interests of the
American farmer. President Taft saw
to that when be negotiated the treaty.
As it appears to the mind:* of most peo
ple it is a case of give and take, with the
chances greatly in our favor to take.
The poll of newspapers represented all
shades of political opinion, there being
no attempt at jugglery.
During the years 1907 '08-'O9-'lothe
state collected for the building of state
highways, both state aid and state
roads, a total of $1,507,019 37. These
figures were compiled by the state bureau
of inspection. King county paid in the
biggest sum, a total of $-425,36."> 31;
Spokane county was second with $152,
--968 25; Pierce county third with $149,
557 US; Whitman county fourth with
$61,435 22 The legislature in increas
ing the levy for state aid roads from a
quarter to a half mill in 1907; levying a
mill in 1909, and the increased property
valuations caused the big increase in
State Capital Record is a publication
that comes to our table from Olympia
As its name indicates it contains a
weekly record of doirgs and events con
nected with state offices, which in the
main are valuable for reference. J. H.
Brown is publisher. Beriah Brown
of Seattle and Aahmun Brown of
Washington, I) C, are associate edftors,
and both furnish articles of interest each
week, political and otherwise. Beriab
Brown was at one time editor of the
Coifax Commoner. The three Browns
are sons of Beriah Brown, a noted editor
of the ante-bellum days and well known
in this state during territorial days.
The program of the 2-5J annual session
of the State Grange, in session at Sno
homish this week, was received last week
several hours after The Gazette bad
gone to press, hecce the reason for its
non-appearance in these columns last
week. The Grange wa3 in session Tues
day, Wednesday, yesterday and today,
and the program consisted of addresses,
music, recitations, automobile rides, a
banquet and other features, in addition
to the regular business of the Grange.
From accounts the citizens of Snohom
ish did everything in their power to
make it pleasant for the visitors.
The Hoquiam Waehingtonian feels
called upon to remark: " The people
generally have lost interest in muck
raking. They have had enough. They
want business to have a chance. The
workers, the hustlers, the bone and
sinew of the country are for the man
who would build up and not tear down
Too much politics suspends business
A. 6. Rushlight was elected mayor of
Portland Monday after a red hot cam
paign. It means a wide open town. Is
Rushlight destined to go through the
same experience in a few months as did
Gill of Seattle through the recall? Public
opinion is a changeable quantity, and
the recall is a wonderful weapon in the
hands of the disgruntled of all classes.
Whitman College at Walla Walla has
just received a gift of the library of ex-
Senator Dawes of Massachusetts. The
collection contains some 6000 volumes.
$100 Reward, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Halls Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh beiDg a con
stitutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease, and
giving the Datient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pilla for constipation.
National Educational Association.
San Francisco, July 8-14.
For parties desiring to attend the
above meeting, a special round trip rate
of one and one-third fare has been made
by the Oregon-Washington Railroad and
Navigation Company from all points on
its lines in Oregon, Washington and
Idaho. Tickets on sale June 22, July 1
and 6. With going limit July 10, and
final return limit Sept. 15, 1911. Stop
overs allowed at Portland and south
thereof within going and returning limits.
Choice of routes via steamer from Port
land at slightly reduced fares. For
more detailed information, fares, etc..
call on any local agent of the 0.-W. R.
4 N. Co.
"Suffered day and night the torment
oi itching piles. Nothing helped me un
til I used Doan'e Ointment. It cured
me permanently."—Hon. John R. Gar
rett, Mayor, Girard, Ala.
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JUNE 9. 1911.
THE PAVING QUESTION.
The following is a copy of letter re
ceived by Fred E Buck, City Engineer,
Viissouia, Montana, and is published
herewith on its own nieritc:
Hutchicson, Kansu-a, Feb. 9, 1011.
Mr. Fred E. buck, Cir.v Engineer,
Dear Sir: Your it-quiry regarding the
merits of Bitulithic pavement was mis
laid when I moved recently and over
Bitulithic pavement has not been en
tirely satisfactory in this city. During
the pant five years about thr^e milefl of
Bitoiitbic pavement have been liid.
The first job of nearly one mile is low
worn out and the city is suing Warran
Bros for $26,000 00 in the federal court
at WichitH, Kansas Case will prob
ably come up next month.
The paving company has made a
number of excuses for failure of thin
work, bat the fact remain* that tbe
streets will have to be re-surfaced long
before the 10 year bonds are paid aud
the property owners naturally object to
paying for two pavements at the same
time The other pavements are appar
ently holding up all right.
Regarding ereosoted wood blocks will
say that I have had no actual experi
ence with them, hut that we are going
to put in about 3000 square yards here
soon, and I believe them to be much
better than Bitulithie if laid so they wiil
not swell from moisture.
The wearing qualities of Bitulithie de
pends largely upon the .juality of rock
used in wearing surface and the LIFE
of the binder.
G. L .VcLank, City Engineer.
Kent, Wash , June 5, 1911.
To The Colfax Gazette, Colfax, Wash.
Gentlemen: 1 notice your contempor
ary, the Commoner, under date of June
2, 1911, prints an article with reference
to concrete pavement at this place.
I believe I uoden-tand the concrete bus
iness very thoroughly. I saw this pave
ment laid and have examined it many
times since. Portions of it are in poor
condition at tbn writing, just as any
pavement must he if laid with poor ma
terials and with unexperienced workmen,
notice I say if laid by unexperienced
A pavement to be serviceable and
durable must have absolutely clean ma
teriaU—jrood, sharp, clean eand, hard,
clean, sharp, crushed rock, pcreened to
proper size. This rock must first be laid
on a roadway that tins been properly
rolled, then the rock ro led or packed
and then the sand and cement, properly
mixed, must be run into and onto the
rock until every crevice is filled. Thin
makes a pavement that will wear like
one piece of rock. Pavement put down
in this way is used at Portland, Oregon,
and is the beet pavement on the Pacific
The pavement at Kent was laid with
poor sand and gravel, not with crushed
rock, was mixed in little batches, by
local unexperienced contractors who
knew nothing about paving, was laid
just as sidewalks are laid and never was
tit for traffic. The specifications were
made up by some local man. The only
concrete paving specifications used to
day that will stand up with all kinds of
truffle, is for H«o»»m *»nd Gr^niteod.
They use Haeeam in Portl md a d Grani
teoid in Spokane.
C. R. Cook.
From a Kansas Town.
Hutchinson, Kansas, June 2, 1911
Maurice EJ. Hare, Spokane, Wash.
Dear Sir: Yours regarding Bitulithic
in this city. About 30 000 square yards
was laid here during 1905 and 1906 It
is now almost entirely worn out anrt
last month the city commissioners acd
the property owners held two meetings
to try and devise ways and means of re
paying the street but did not get to
gether. In this state 10 year bonds are
iesued on pavement and they are only
A case in which the city has sued War
ren Brothers for $20,000 guarantee has
been pending in the federal court for
The word Bitulithic means little—it is
a scientific macadam with coal tar or
asphalt for a binder that costs much
less than they will ask for it.
G. L. McLaxe, City Engineer.
HASSAM PAVING EXCELLENT.
Opened on Sherman Street by Con-
sumers' Company and Found
in Good Shape.
For the first time since the street pav
ing has been done, it became necensary a
day or two since for the Consumers'
Company to cut through it for the pur
pose of reaching its water pipep. This
gave an opportunity to see how the
work was standing up under the traffic,
and to all appearances the paving was
as sold and perfect as the day it was
put down. The cement has not thor
oughly dried through, but the combi
nation was firm and solid. The work
was put in by the Inland Hassam Pav
iug Company of Spokane, under the di
rection of D G. Munro, and has proven
very satisfactory. Probably 500 peo
ple examined the opening in the street
and found the work satisfactory.—From
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Evening Press,
March 15, 1911.
Follow the crowd to the Ridgeway.
The Congregational Aid Society will
have a window sale at the Model Gro
cery the following three Saturdays in
June at 2 o'clock. Come and purchase
your Sunday cake and help the new
church building fund.
New Plumbing Concern.
G. W. Hale takes this means to an
nounce to the public that he has opened
a plumbing shop and windmill agency
in the I. B. Harris meat marker, just
south of tbe city building. He is pre
pared to do all work in the line at very
reasonable prices, and the work is abso
lutely guaranteed. The farmers' home
for pipe laying and sheet metal work.
Call and see him when you want any
work of this kind, and you will be well
treated, and get the beet work possible
Furniture free at the Ridgeway.
Dinner Circus Day.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congre
gational church announce that they will
serve a dinner on circus day, June 30.
A good picture show at the Ridgeway
Charles K. Hill,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block.
Phone Main 811.
OSTEOPATH—(Graduate and post
graduate of Lou Angeles and Kirksviile
schools of Osteopathy. Twelve years'
experience. Lippitt building
Phone Main 1061 COLFAX, WASH.
K. E. HANNA. B. H. HANNA.
Hauna & Hanna
ATTORNEYS AT LAW-Office: Bellinger
building; General Practice, Civil and Crim
inal; 'phone Main 91.
K. L. McCroskey
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices over the
First Savings & Trnat Bank. Telephone
G. A. Chapman, 1). I>. S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dnntal
Surgery. Otfice. roonn 10 and 11 Lippitt
J. F, Tifft, L>. M. U.
DENTIST. Parlors in Hamilton Block
'Phone, Main 691.
Wiu. A. Innian,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. WIU do all kinds
of legal business. Office, Room 2, Pioneer
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in Fr»ter
oity blook, Rooms 4 and 5.
GOLF AX. WASHINGTON.
C. F. Yoorhees
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR
Office—Room 1, Pioneer Building
fhone Main 1611. COLFAX, WASH.
Dr. John Benson,
HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Spec
ialties: Chronic diseases and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the oounty promptly answered. Office n
Colfax Hardware building.
Dr. Win. Clay Card well
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Rooms
14 and IS 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 Buiidintr. Phones: Office,
Main 581; Residence, Red 183. Office hours,
9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN PATTISON P. L, STOTLER PAUL PATTISON
Pattison, Stotler & Pattison
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office 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, 9to 12 a. m.; 1 to sp. m.
Dr. A. E. Stuht,
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*
ing, Mam street.
Dr. Ida Bryson
OSTEOPATH-Graduat* of the American
School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo. Lo
cated in Schmuck block, 320 Main street.
Mr. Business Man
Three Years Insurance for
Two Years Premium on
Your Brick Buildino-.
S. E. Burgunder
For any special bargain in
I have a buyer. Money to loan in large
or small amounts.
RICHARD 11. REID
102 Main St. Colfax, Wash.
In Standard Old Line Company.
H. E. FUNSTON
ROSALIA - - WASHINGTON
The uniform success that has attended
the use of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy has made it a
favorite everywhere. It can always be
depended upon. For sale by all dealers
A Bank's Real Growth of
Four Hundred Forty-Two
Per Cent in Five Years
Deposits May l,l!»04», S 78 354.94
Deposits Hay 1, 1911, t3l<,S+S.l>
A netTgrowth, without consolidation, of
Four Hundred Forty-Two Per Cent
wtwber you wish to DEPOSIT MONEY or BORROW
MONEY; whether you winh to «et a FIRST MORTGAGE
LOAN on Whitman county land, or puiohaee one that we
have alrpadv m^dp; whether you rhnoeo ro SELL or BUY
Home WHITMAN COUNTY WARRANTS, every trans
action »ill be guarded with the SAFETY that only a
STRONG conservative, well-conducted bank can give you
Wp appreciate the patronage of the people of WHITMAN
COUNTY that ra<ide possible for us such an euormoua
THE FARMERS STATE BANK
OF COLFAX, WASHINGTON
P. B. Stravens J. J. Miller W.R.Anderson S.H. Hicks
President Vice Pres. CMhiei A»st. Cashier
THE UNITED STATES
Will Only Deposit Its Funds in a National Bank
Fiiwt—Because they are in a'meaaure a part of
the government, being created by a charter issued
by the government itself.
Skcdxd—The provisions of the National Bank
ing Act provides that every National Bank must
be examined in a thorough manner by an agent
of the Treasury Department every six months,
and a published statement of their condition
made every sixty days.
Third—A National Bank can not loan more
than 10 per cent of its capital and surplus to any
If we are safe enough fcr Uncle Sam
how about you? We will care for your
financial needs. You can deposit your
money with us or we will loan you
The Colfax National Bank
Capital and Surplus is $240,000.00
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'pp!.°idl Dn? E RL l/ .MCCROSKEY HG" DePL"GE ELLIS LAIRD
Pres.dent V.cc Pres. Cashier Asst. Cashier
First Savings & Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
°OLFAX ' - - - WASIimGTON
Capital 150,000 Surplus f 20,000 Uadivided Proßte $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 g i ven in matters
pertaining to your financial welfare.
WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST, COM
POUNDED SEMI-ANNUALLY, ON SAV
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