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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
BR AM WELL BROS.. Publisher*
Office in Pioneer Block. .Phone 14
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ROADS KEEP THEMSELVES.
German thrift shows itself in many
forms that are surprising to the
American mind, says the Kalispel
Tfmes. One of these is in making
the roads to bear the expenses of
their own upkeep. The expenses of
repairs are not saddled upon the pub
lic in the form of tolls or yet in
taxes. An instance of this form of
thrift is given in a report from Con
sul Robert J. Thompson of Hanover,
who says that the auction sales of
native fruit grown on the trees bor
dering the country roads in the town
ship of Linden, adjoining the city of
Hanover, yielded this past autumn
$4,906. Along certain stretches of
these roads the yield has brought the
equivalent of $595 a mile, he says.
The province of Hanover has some
7,000 miles of country highway bor
dered • with fruit trees, the profits
from which are used to keep the
roads in repair, and all American
travelers have born evidence to
the fine conditions in which those
roads are kept.
The first question an American
would ask is how the separation be
tween the small boy and this public
fruit crop is maintained. Consul
Thompson tells us how:
"During the three or four weeks'
period of ripening sharp-eyed old
watchmen on bicycles patrol the
roads, being particularly active on
Sundays, when the people are out
in large numbers. It is forbidden
to pick up fruit from the ground,
and to knock it from the trees is
subject to a fine of 100 marks
($23.80) or more for each offense.
Laws and regulations for the general
good, however, excite such respect on
the part of the German that cases
of theft of fruit from highway fruit
trees rarely occur."
The American small boy is par
ticularly partial to green fruit, al
most from the time that the faded
blossoms has dropped from the fruit.
It would require the services of
watchmen for more than three or
four weeks to save a roadside fruit
crop from peculation in this country.
Fruit is not so common in Ger
many as in America, and the general
public might be supposed to find a
walk under roadside trees laden with
luscious fruit rather too stimulating
to their salivary glands for entire
comfort. But the German is noted
for his respect for law and his re
gard for the common good. The
American approaches nearer to our
first parent in that his appetite for
fruit is always keener if he is as
sured that it is forbidden.
Road engineers assert that shade
will lengthen the life of a pavement
many fold—that is, trees planted to
keep the rays of the sun oft the sur
face of the road and as a wind break,
for the winds do their share of drying
up the surface so that it easily wears
away under traffic. The thrift of the
Germans is delightfully shown in the
fact that they provide that the same
means that preserves the road sur
face shall also pay the costs of re
newing that surface whenever it is
Tax Commissioner Rockwell was
heartily applauded when he made the
statement before the assessors' con
vention in Olympia that the taxation i
of household furniture, farm imple
ments and manufacturing machinery
is largely farcical and should be
Rbolished, says the Tacoma Newß.
The applause of the assessors will be
echoed and re-echoed throughout the
"Every householder knows the far
deal and unjust side of the taxation
of household furniture. It is an un
deniable fact that the poor man al
COLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 2, 1912.
ways has and always will pay more
In proportion than the well-to-do
man. The tax books will show that
some of the most elaborately furnish
ed houses in Tacoma are paying ve"ry
little more than houses containing
furnishings of far less value. This
is due partially to the system of
assessing, partly to the assessors, and
partly to the house owner. In a
small house the visiting assessor se^s
most of the property at a glance. Tn
the large house he sees only a small
part of it. The owner of a few house
hold furnishings always is apt to re
member more of them in making out
his report than the owner of many
furnishings will remember. Several
states make no effort to assess house
hold furnishings, and they seem to be
able to make ends meet as well as
the states that make the effort. The
law of Washington provides for ex
emptions to such an extent that a
considerable percentage of house
holders escape taxation on their fur
niture, and the revenues are not
large, when one takes into considera
tion the enormous amount of time
and trouble involved, both on the
part of the householder and the as
sessor. Mr. Rockwell's suggestion
that such a tax be eliminated is
worthy of legislative attention."
WORTHY AXD CAPABLE.
On the whole, William H. Taft has
made a good president. He has en
deavored, in good faith, to carry out
the promises of the platform on
which he stood in 1908. Nobody,
Democrat or Republican, has ques
tioned his sincerity. From the be
ginning of his term, however, he has
been opposed by a faction of his par
ty, and thus the program which he
marked out failed, in some respects,
to get the support which he believed
it deserved. This division in the party
was serious enough to turn it out of
power in the popular branch of Con
gress in 1910, and to reduce its ma
jority in the other branch. It was not
a Democratic victory, but it was a
Republican defeat. The succession of
Republican triumphs in congression
al elections which began in 1894 was
interrupted in 1910. This was a
blow to Mr. Taft's prestige, and en
couraged all his enemies, inside as
well as outside of the Republican
party. His personal popularity re
mains, but the defeat of his party in
the middle of his term, which has
made Congress a divided house, nec
essarily has deprived him of some
friends who still respect him, and
who would have been glad to see him
gain a vindication in that election.
While seeking character and fit
ness, the Republicans also want a
candidate who will poll the largest
number of votes which any member
of the party could obtain this year.
In the two qualities here named, Mr.
Taft has a large endowment. He is
worthy as well as capable, as all his
Republican rivals and Democratic
enemies will freely testify.
PUBLISHER HAS TROUBLES.
An accident of comic-tragedy na
ture occurred a few days ago at the
home of the publisher of the St. John
Advocate which Brother Manning de
scribes in the following words:
"We thought the Advocate office
had fallen under the displeasure of
the Black Hand society last Monday,
or that some modern genious had in
vented a new way of 'licking the edi
tor.' There was an explosion, a shriek
from the commissary department, and
a hurried investigation revealed the
kitchen full of steam. Further search
brough to light that the youngest of
the young Advocates had put a can of
peas in the oven to bake before retir
ing for her afternoon nap. The re
mains of the can was found, but nary
a pea. The contents of that can was
just impartially distributed over the
walls, ceiling and kitchen furniture.
We find several causes for thankful
ness in the matter, and among the
rest the scribe is very thankful his
supper didn't depend entirely on that
can of peas. Incidentally, he thinks
he could give Dr. Wiley and others a
few pointers on 'The Expeditious Dis
tribution of Food Products.' "
HAS NEVER PLAYED POLITICS.
President Taft has given the Amer
ican people the most progressive ad
ministration since the civil war.
Many of his actions have possessed
the breadth and vision inseparable
from the greatest statesmanship. At
jno time has he played politics. He
I has placed the position of president
on a new and more dignified plane.
He consistently has refused to play
to the gallery, and the press agent's
output has been a minor instead of a
major chord in the harmony ema
nating from the White House.—Cin
cinati Commercial Tribune.
Schlitz famous Milwaukee beer on
draught at Monahan'a.
O. C. Glaser. Graduate Optician.
WARRANTS OR BONDS.
It will soon be time to renew the
bonds of the city of Colfax. Tba out
standing bonds at the present time
and which will expire very shortly
are for $77,000. City Attorney J. M.
McCroskey, at an early meeting of
the council, will propose a plan for
a new bond issue to take the place
of the bonds now in force and for an
increased amount sufficient to take
up all the outstanding warrants
against the city, with the exception of
the special water warrants which are
drawing six per cent interest. The
current expense warrants at the pres
ent time are drawing eight per cent
interest while bonds drawing from
four and a half to five and a half per
cent could be sold. There seems to
be no valid reason why the bond issue
should not be made to cover the en
tire indebtedness of the city.
According to figures given out by
Recorder E. N. Stone, the registra
tion figures for the year 1911-1912 at
the University of Washington will far
exceed those of last year. The pres
ent figures show that 2,380 students
have registered, exclusive of short
course and extension students. The
total registration for last year, in
cluding the summer school, was
2,420, which makes the present fig
ures within 100 of the entire total for
One of our contemporaries rises to
inquire about the half baked passen
ger. "The rear end of the train hav
ing ceased to be a place of safety for
the private car, a new problem in
railway passenger transportation
arises. If the private car is placed
midway of a train, and its doors are
kept locked, what is to be done with
the half-baked passenger who always
insists on moving continually from
one end of the train to the other?"
"I would be true for there are those
who trust me.
I would be pure, for there are those
I would be strong, for there is much
I would be brave, for there is much
If some people were as diligent in
seeking the price of living, as in kick
ing about the high cost, there would
be less discontent.
A knocker is all right on a door
but anywhere else it is a nuisance.
Mrs. Mabel Morgan, wife of M. C.
Morgan and daughter of N. J. Wal
ters of Connell, formerly railroad
agent at this place, was buried from
the Methodist church here Wednes
day, the services being conducted by
Rev. L. N. B. Anderson of Connell.
Interment was in the Elberton ceme
tery beside a sister who died some
years ago. Besides her parents and
several brothers, Mrs. Morgan leaves
a baby boy ten days old and a hus
band. The local funeral arrangements
were in the hands of the local K. P.
Lodge, Mr. Morgan being a member
of the Connell lodge.
Harold M. Kramer will lecture in
the Woodman hall Feb. sth, his sub
ject being, "Here or Nowhere," This
will be the third in the series of four
entertainments being featured by the
Britt Lyceum bureau. Mr. Kramer
is a novelist as well as a platform
man and formerly lived at Rosalia in
this county, but Tor a number of
years has been engaged in literary
and lyceum work.
J. M. Seagle, vice president of the
Elberton State bank, has ordered a
Chalmers-Detroit car for spring de
livery through Geo. Cornelius, the
Colfax auto dealer.
Mrs. Walter Keyes of Spokane was
visiting Elberton relatives this week.
C. G. Gehres and Rev. L. N. B. An
derson of Connell were in town this
week looking over the proposed
proposition of building dams in the
mountains of Idaho to retain the
waters for irrigation and are much
interested. They have promised to
send a large delegation to the Col
fax meeting March Ist and 2nd.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous
lining of the Eustachian Tube. When
this tube is inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing
and when it is entirely closed, Deaf
ness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and
this tube restored to its normal con
dition, hearing will be destroyed for
ever; nine cases out of ten are caused
by Catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for cir
P. J. CHENEY ft CO.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Wanted— 80 to 100 acres improved
land near town and on electric line in
exchange on 173 acres near Garfield.
Give complete description first letter.
Washfn^n.* Realty C°' «***•
Mrs. S. M. Strickler underwent a
successful operation at the Gritman
hospital in Moscow Monday.
Miss Schreck, a 16-year-old girl
from LaCrosse, underwent an oper
ation for appendicitis and other
trouble at St. Ignatius hospital on
"Hands Across the Sea in '76."
This magnificent patriotic picture
in 2 reels will be shown at the Pas
time, Friday and Saturday. It is the
most exciting and realistic historical
War drama ever produced. Geo.
Cokley, a contorsionist will also en
Plumber Moves to New Location.
G. W. Hale has moved his plumb
ing establishment from the west side
of Main street to the opposite side
of the street in the building formerly
occupied by the Salvation Army. The
Kirkland building, first door east of
the postoffice, is the new home for
the Salvation Army.
Whitman County Lands
Reasonable Rates—No Delays
MECHANICS 9 LOAN &
105 Howard St. Spokane, Wash.
Under Exchange Nat'l. Bank
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 bldg.
DRS. THOMPSON & BRYANT,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.
Offices: Lippitt Building.
Phones 29 and 375.
COLFAX, - - WASHINGTON.
WILLIAM H. WOOD, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office over Hamilton's Drug Store.
Telephone, Office 151.
Dr. W. B. PALAMOLNTAIN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON—Rooms 1,
2 and 3, Lippitt Building. Phones—
Office, 68; Residence, 164. Office
hours, 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 6:30 p. m.
PATTISON, STOTLER & PATTISON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW—Office In Fra
J. HUGH SHERFEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW—Office, Room S.
Pioneer block; probate practice a
specialty. Phone 198.
DRS. 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.
H. K. HINNA. 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
Lippitt building. '
J. P. TEPPT, D. M. D.
DENTIST —Parlors 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 6.
C. F. VOORHEES
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW — Office: Room 1, Pioneer
Building. Phone 233.
CHASE & SANBORN
In several different blends fa
W. H. Lacey
The Leading Grocery
Tell us your wants—we'll
COLFAX STATE BANK
Capital and Surplus
We are always in the market
for REAL ESTATE LOANS and
COUNTY and SCHOOL WARRANTS
Colfax, :::::: Washington
A STRONG BANK
Farmers State Bank
HAS grown until it 'now ranks among the
strongest 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 Depos
itors. CJ All deposits made in the Savings
Department on or before the sth 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.
First Savings 8 Trust Bank
OF WHITMAN COUNTY
Capital $50,000.00 Surplus & Profits, $28,000.00
Savings Accounts draw interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum
Compounded semi-annually. Over 150,000.00 interest paid on these
accounts to date.
Authorised to accept Trusts for Estates, Individuals, Municipalities
and Corporations. Particular attention given to the investing of
funds for non-residents, and minor heirs.
All applications for Mortgage Loans attended to promptly and closed
at once without delay, when the Security and TiUe is approved
Alfred Coolidge Edward Johnson Nicholas Codd
A. F. McClaine Charles Johnson C. L. MacKenzie
R. L. McCroskey Julius Lippitt H. G. DePledge
ALFRED COOLIDGE, Pres. H G DePI Fnrir p. b i,i m
R. L. MCCROSKEY, Vice P,e S . SL&s^ailH^sUßt'Cash.^
A Bank Account
w-^ th 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. F p
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 sunts are
then subject to his order or check.
The one fact that his checks, when cancelled and
returned to him, are receipts for'each pa ™ t made
makes a check account with this bank an important
factor in the proper management of the far3 B !bus-
We will be glad to have your account at this bank.
Golf ax National Bank
Capital and Surplus, $240,000.