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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
BRAMWEL.L BROS., Publishers
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THE WORLD FOR A YEAR.
The record of the world for the
past year shows many countries torn
with war and strife, but our own land
of peace and plenty. Reviewing the
year Goodwin's Weekly says:
Great Britain, France and Ger
many just escaped a devastating war
which seemed imminent for several
Italy has entered upon a Avar of
conquest in northern Africa, which
has already measured up largely in
bloodshed and cruelty.
Russia, sustained morally by Great
Britain, has begun her conquest of
Persia, and in carrying it on through
the ancient Asian methods of pitiless
China is convulsed by a civil war,
fierce and merciless in execution, and
the mighty empire seems on the verge
The king and queen of the United
Kingdom have gone to India and
amid a magnificent display of barbar
ic splendor have been crowned emper
or and empress of that vast region.
Austrialaisa has been at peace and
has enjoyed more prosperity than in
any year for a decade passed.
Canada—our Daughter of the
Snows—has been much in evidence
during the year passed.
She has drawn to her 100,000
American settlers from our north
western states, the lure being her
cheap lands. Her premier with our
secretary of state and Great Britain's
embassador to the United States ar
ranged a reciprocity treaty between
Canada and the United States which
our senate ratified, but when it was
submitted to Canada a mighty ex
citement was worked up and it was
rejected with scorn by our northern
That a vast majority of them did
not know what they were voting for
or against did not in the least marr
the marvelous triumph which a great
many of them are still hugging them
selves for winning.
Mexico has been torn with war for
a year past. Madero started a revo
lution which drove the venerable
Diaz from the presidency and into
exile. An election was held and Ma
dero elected president, but he is con
fronted with revolutions in half a
dozen states which he is making the
best fight he can to put down, and
our belief is that if he escapes assasi
nation he will eventually succeed,
but the people of Mexico seem to be
like the Mexican mountains —mostly
of volcanic origin, and the tyranny
and ignorance of two hundred years
of misrule, have left Mexico in such
a state that redemption seems almost
A syndicate in the east has obtain
ed a concession from Honduras and
Nicaragua, the terms of which we
have never been abe to learn, but the
matter has a look as though the syn
dicate has virtually agreed to main
tain a stable government in those
states. If that is true they may be at
least a few years of quiet for those
In South America there have been
rumors of war between Columbia and
Equador, and between Peru and
Chile. It is said that Castro, with a
few followers, is trying to kindle a
revolution in Venezuela, but he does
not seem to be making much head
In the three stable states, Brazil,
Argentina and Chile, much progress
has been marked; the first two at
least are taking on the attributes of
nations. Buenos Ayres and Rio are
each becoming a most potential city.
Our own country has been signally
blessed with health and peace, and
the harvest from field and orchard
and mine has been an astonishment
to the world.
Great work has been performed
at home and the Panama canal has
reached a point where the engineers
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 5, 1912.
can compute when it will be ready
The western states have been much
annoyed by the conservation fad of
Roosevelt and Pinchot.
The flag of next Fourth of July
will have two added stars for Arizona
and New Mexico, which have at last
been added to the Union.
Alaska would be most prosperous
if the government would give up cer
tain of its fads and give that territory
a chance. The coming year will wit
ness another presidential election and
we fear that congress is thinking
more of that than of the immediate
wants of the people.
But this year has accentuated the
truth that there is no other land in all
the world so blessed as our own.
CANAL LAWS NEEDED.
The urgent necessity for congress
to make provision for the future
government of the Panama canal
zone and for the operation of the
canal itself is called to the attention
of congress by President Taft in his
message on Thursday.
It is work which cannot be with
safety long delayed. The president
points out that, according to the
present estimate of the engineer in
charge, the canal will be completed
entirely and ready to open to the
shipping of the world in July, 1913.
When this is done the present popu
lation of the isthmus will be largely
withdrawn, no people being left save
the few employes necessary to oper
ate the canal and keep it in efficient
condition, and the native inhabitants
of that portion of the isthmus, the
administration of which rests in the
United States. The present govern
ment comes to an end when the canal
The matter of making regulations
for the use of the canal is one which
must be settled by congress, or the
canal cannot be used. The president
himself thinks that the power of fix
ing tolls should be intrusted to the
president, and there is merit in the
suggestion. There should be some
where authority to make changes in
the toll system from time to time,
until experiment has provided a
proper basis. The first tolls levied
will be in pursuance of some tenta
tive plan. It can hardly be expected
that the canal will from the start
earn enough to pay charges and in
terest on the cost. If the tolls are
fixed too high, vessels will not re
sort to the route in sufficient num
ber even to pay cost of operation. If
the tolls are too low, the earnings
may be too small for the same pur
pose. If congress fixes the tolls by
law, no changes can be made without
One important recommendation
made by the president is that con
gress should make provision for a re
bating to American ships of the tolls
which they must pay. He finds no
treaty difficulty standing in the way
of doing this, and the president is
eminently a sound lawyer. If con
gress goes no further than to relieve
American vessels in the coastwise
trade from the payment of these
canal tolls it will do much toward de
veloping direct trade by this route
between the cities of the Atlantic
and those of the Pacific.—Post-Intel
According to J. A. McDonald, edi
tor of the Toronto Globe, the people
of Canada now regret their recent
action in rejecting reciprocity. He
contends that they really favored the
proposed trade agreement, but were
carried away by the annexation bug
bear. Voters were swayed by the
"unintelligent emotions of the
crowd" and acted rashly, but now
they are in a repentant mood. They
will tell you that the Canadian sys
tem of elections 13 far superior to
that in the United States. In the Do
minion, as was done when reciproci
ty failed to make progress in Parlia
ment, it is possible to appeal direct
ly to the people on grave issues and
to bring on a general election within
a brief period. In theory this is an
ideal method, but evidently not'so
in practice, if Mr. McDonald is cor
rect in his statement. Canada had
attained unparalleled prosperity un
der the Laurier government, and
would have been an enormous gainer
by reciprocity, but in resentment
aroused by a false cry her people
repudiated the proposition. Too lit
tle time was given to study its mean
ing and effect. So the people had
their say, and they said no.
HOWS THIS ?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, O.
"We, the undersigned, have known F
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
byl hi t s Ofirm ry °Ut aß>' obli^ations made
W\LI>iNG. KINNAN & MARVIN,
Wan- V*°. st le DruSS'sts, Toledo, O.
lv Cal? rrh, Cure is taken internal
srstfe i? ebruS c s y5c per bo!
--paTion 6 Hall>S Family Pllls for conßti
Mr. Taft's plea that the money
question be considered apart from
politics should receive the thought
ful consideration of every lawmaker.
There is no cause for considering a
monetary policy from a partisian
viewpoint, it is not a political ques
tion, except in the broadest and most
comprehensive meaning of the word
political. If we are to have monetary
reform the true patriot will reach his
conclusions without reference to
whether a particular plan has been
! suggested by a Republican or a Dem
ocrat by the administration or by the
Senator La Follette is finding it
more difficult to hold his supporters
since prediction was made that Col.
Roosevelt was being groomed for the
convention. To thousands of pro
gressives Taft is far more preferable
as a presidential candidate than the
strenuous one. These have rallied to
the Ohioan to head off the irrepressi
ble New Yorker. —Bellingham Re
Wisconsin is now going to tax all
incomes in excess of $800 for unmar
ried persons and all in excess of
$1,200, with an exemption of $200*
for each child, enjoyed by married
people. If "two can live cheaper than
one," why discriminate against the
bachelor and maid.
The British government has taken
control of the entire telephone sys
tem in the British Isles. As it already
owns the telegraph system besides
having the postoffice, it is giving the
world a striking example of govern
One has only to watch the demo
cratic majority in the house these
days to conclude that democratic
preachments of economy and demo
cratic practice are just as far apart
now as they were 10 or 20 or 30 years
All who have access to the Con
gressional Record may read speeches
that were never delivered but which,
curiously enough, are punctuated
with "applause and loud applause."
The postoffices all over the country
report the greatest volume of Christ
mas mail ever recorded. Evidently
the hard times scare was largely arti
Every house that is blessed with
children, every lover of boys and
girls, interested in the child welfare
movement will appreciate the VIC
It will help in the uplift of the
ideals and tastes of children every
where. An appreciation of the bei>~
music can only be attained in chil
dren by frequent hearing of it.
Special records for school and home
use have been prepared by the VIC
TOR TALKING MACHINE CO. Buy
a VICTOR and thus develope the
musical and artistic nature of your
VICTORS, $10 to $100.00.
VICTROLAS 918 to $200.00.
V. T. McCROSKEY,
ELK DRUG STORE,
COLFAX, -:- -:- -:- WASH.
Saves Two Lives.
"Neither my sister nor myself might
be living to-day, if it had not been for
Dr. King's New Discovery" writes A.
D. McDonald of Fayetteville, N. C. R.
F. D. No. "8, "for we both had fright
ful coughs that no other remedy could
help. We were told my sister had
consumption. She was very weak and
had night sweats but your wonderful
medicine completely cured us both.
It's the best 1 ever used or heard of."
For sore lungs, coughs, colds, hemor
rhage, lagrippe, asthma, hay fever,
croup, whooping cough,—all bron
chial troubles, —its supreme. Trial
bottle free. 50c and $1.00. Guaran
teed by all dealers.
Try Schlitz beer at Monahan's.
THE ARRIVAL OF
THE NEW YEAR
will bring hope to the most dejected
of mortals. All you have to do is to
change your bad habit of using in
ferior and unsatisfactory laundry
work and patronize the MODEL
LAUNDRY. Then your linen will be
washed clean by sanitary methods,
and finished in that immaculate style
by which our work is known by all
particular dressers. We know our
business and we want you to know
that we do.
THE MODEL STEAM LAUNDRY
wishes you one and all a very Happy
and Prosperous New Year.
We thank you for your liberal pat
ronage in the past and hope our ef
forts will merit your continued pat
MODEL STEAM IiAUNDRY,
BUSINESS MEN ARE SHY.
Not Running After Office of Mayor
Seattle, Jan. 3. —Who is going to
be the next mayor of Seattle? The
business interests have tried to per
suade a reputable one of their num
ber to run, but owing to the known
ingratitude of the electorate all ap
proached so far have refused to
stand. Receptive candidates so far
are State Tax Commissioner T. A.
Parish, former Mayor H. C. Gill and
George F. Cotterill. The latter will
probably run aa an independent. He
is a Democrat of good standing. It
is said that R. R. Wilson, Progres
sive Republican, will manage the Cot
terill campaign, another evidence of
now party lines are being beaten
down in local affairs. At this time,
it begins to look as if the people of
Seattle will have a chance to vote
on the single tax proposition, at the
forthcoming city election.
Schlitz famous Milwaukee beer on
draught at Monahan's.
"I have been somewhat costive, but
Doan's Regulets gave just the results
desired. They act mildly and regu
late the bowels perfectly."—George
B. Krause, 306 Walnut Aye., Altoona,
Do you know that fully nine out of
every ten cases of rheumatism are
simply rheumatism of the muscles
due to cold or damp, or chronic rheu
matism, and require no internal
treatment whatever? Apply Cham
berlain's Liniment freely and see how
quickly it gives relief. For sale by
Fancy Cake Baking.
I desire to announce that I will do
all kinds of pastry baking, and make
a specialty of fancy cakes. Lodge
work will receive prompt attention.
All orders promptly filled. Phone
334Y, Mrs. Delle Rexford.
Other brands may come and go, but
good old "I. W." is to-day, as it was
in your grand father's time Simply
the best. Why experiment? Why
take chances? Buy I. W. HARPER
Whiskey at J. C. Monahan's.
Shirkey & Glaser, graduate optic
Whitman County Lands
Reasonable Rates—No Delays
MB< II \\U V LOAN &
105 Howard St. Spokane, Wash.
Under Exchange Nat!. Bank
Dr. W. B. PALAMOLNTAIN
HYSICIAN AND SURGEON— Rooms 1.
2 and 3. Lippitt Building. Phones—
Office, 58; Residence, 154. Office
hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5:30 p. m.
PATTISON, STOTLER & PATTISON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office in Fra
J. HUGH SHERFEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Office, Room 8,
Pioneer block; probate practice a
specialty. Phone 198.
DBS. ST. SURE & BALSIGER
Office over Barroll's hardware store.
Office hours, 9-12 a. m.; 1-5 p. m.
Evenings and Sundays by appoint
ment. Telephone 8 or The Elk Drug
Store, 51. Residence 232.
M. K. HANNA. R. M. HANNA.
HANNA & HANNA
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office: Bell
inger building; General Practice,
Civil and Criminal; Phone 9.
R. J. SKAIFE
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office
over Hamilton's drug store.
Dr. IDA BRYSON
OSTEOPATH—Graduate of the Ameri
can School of Osteopathy, Kirksville,
Mo. Room 108 over Fair Store.
CHARLES R. HILL
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Waite block.
R. L. McCROSKEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Office over the
First Savings & Trust Bank. Tele
G. A. CHAPMAN, D. D. S.
DENTlST—Graduate Ohio College Den
tal Surgery. Office, rooms 10 and 11
J. F. TIPPT, D. M.D.
DENTIST—ParIors in Hamilton Block.
WM. A. INMAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Will do all
kinds of legal business. Office, room
2, Pioneer block.
J. N. PICKRELL
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Office in Fra
ternity block. Rooms 4 and 5.
C. P. VOORHEES
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW — Office: Room 1, Pioneer
Building. Phone 233.
Dr. JOHN BENSON
ialties: Chronic diseases and diseases
of women and childre . Calls to any
part of the county promptly answer
ed. Office in Colfax Hardware bid*.
We extend to our customers and friends our best
wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.
Start the New Year right by saving a portion of
your income, and open a
IN OUR BANK.
Deposits made on or before January sth, draw interest
from January Ist. 4 per cent, interest, compounded
semi-annually, paid on Savings Accounts to date,
amounts to over $50,000.00.
This Bank is headquarters for
PALOUSE FARM MORTGAGES.
First Savings and Trust Bank
of Whitman County, Colfax, Wash.
CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS $25,000
A. Coolidge, R. L. McCroskey, H. G. DePledge, Ellis Laird,
President. Vice President. Cashier. Asst. Cashier.
A Bank Account
Is both a necessity and a convenience to the farmer.
With a check book in his pocket and his money in this
bank, he can pay out in any amount he has occasion to
use, make exact change and know that the proper
party will receive his money.
During the busy season, he may send his checks by
mail, often saving a long trip to town.
Likewise, such checks as he may receive can be
mailed to us and his account credited. These sums are
then subject to his order or check.
The one fact that his checks, when cancelled and
returned to him, are receipts for each payment made,
makes a check account with this bank an important
factor in the proper management of the farmer's bus
We will be glad to have your account at this bank.
Colfax National Bank
Capital and Surplus, $240,000.
A STRONG BANK
Fanners State Bank
MAS grown until it now ranks among the
« strongest institutions in the Palouse
Country. Its stock is owned by WHITMAN
COUNTY PEOPLE, principally wealthy
farmers, who are liable for double the amount
of their stock for the protection of their Dcpos
ltors. q ah deposits made in the Savings
Department on or before the s th of any month
bears interest at the rate of 4 per cent per
annum from the first of the month.
CAPITAL $100,000.00 RESOURCES, over $650,000.00
If you are not already our customer, we
would appreciate your
Nineteen Hundred and Twelve Banking Business.
Colfax State Bant
Start the New Year right by opening
an account with this Bank.