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Democratic Candidate for
Slate Representative
Pledged to economy in administra
tion of state and county affairs, and
reduction of taxes
Republican Candidate
for reelection
Second Senatorial District
Stevens and Pend Oreille
Republican Candidate
Service with Economy
Twenty years a resident and tax
payer of Stevens county. If elected
will agree to reduce the cost of
operation of the clerk's office.
For Superintendent
Stevens County
Public Schools
Subject to General Election
of Itnyils
Republican Candidate
For County Commissioner
Second District
of Fruitland
First District
Made good as commissioner, been
economical, knows the work, and will
continue to serve the best interests
of the taxpayers. No enemies, no
favorites, open to any suggestion
from residents of county.
For Representative
Has been a resident of Stevens
county for 20 years, and is engaged
at the present time .n farming and
in the drug business at Addy. A
booster for better roads. Was elect
ed representative in -1918, served in
1919, and was callnd back for special
session in 1920; was instrumental in
getting appropriation for state high
way No. 22, also instrumental in get
ting Inland Empire highway from
Spdkane line through Stevens county
started. A live wire and a booster
for Stevens county. Being a heavy
taxpayer, he believes in rigid econo
my. "A dollar saved, is a dollar
William Jennings Bryan says in the
Commoner: "The democracy of the
.state of Washington is fortunate in
having ex-Congressman C. C. Dill for
its senatorial candidate. He won dis
tinction as a congressman and is just
the kind of man the people of the
west need in the senate."
Any government that can afford to
donate $7,200,000,000 to special in
terests can afford to give $1,650,000,
--000 to the boys who preserved lib
erty." This is the statement of W.
G. McAdoo, former secretary of the
Telephone posts in the business dis
trict of Colville are bearing their full
burden of the campaign. The for
mer bleak surfaces are now generous
ly adorned with alleged photographs
and generous descriptions of the
abilities of various citizens of the
county and district, suggesting that
an exceptionally fine array of talent
is offering itself in public service.
Some people might call this un
sightly, yet there is no question but
that it serves a good purpose. Cer
tainly no one can pass one of these
poles without knowing that there is
an election imminent, which calls to
mind the fact that too few people
participate in primaries and elec
tions. When the election is over, the
city government might instruct the
candidates, or the city police, or the
relatives of the politically deceased
candidates, to remove the placards
so that in another two years the
voting public might not be confused.
But until election there is no par
ticular harm being done, so why
Conspicuous by its absence in this
year's republican campaign literature
is any record of republican perfor
mance in behalf of labor. But then,
you know, the printer might have for
gotten to put in the paragraph which
explained how labor had been reliev
ed of any necessity for safety deposit
An amusing mixup of political
wires was seen in the Spokane papers
when two letters, purporting to be
from voters opposed to Dill, were
printed within three days of each
other. The letters were exactly alike
with the exception of about half a
dozen words, and had been intended
for use in widely separated places,
but they both got into the Spokane
papers at almost the same time, and
being alike, caused the politicians
to smile at the discomfiture of the al
leged writers, who were Atty. P. C.
Shine and Philip A. Peterson. Poin
dexter's headquarters men have had
a hard job of it, however, and should
not be blamed too much for such mis
Republican politicians and news
papers are just now flooding the
country with propaganda to the
effect that good times are dangerous
ly imminent, that prosperity is just
around the corner, and that business
is getting better and better and will
.soon be back again in more than full
strength. The assistant secretary of
labor said Monday that "we are on
the threshold of a new era of pros
perity; within six weeks our indus
tries are all going to be hitting on 12
cylinders and working overtime."
All of which might possibly remind
us of similar statements made just
about a year ago by the same parties,
which when compared with perfor
mances are awfully disagreeable to
now relate. Even Congressman "Web
ster was one of those who predicted
that "by early next spring business
will be normal," yet last spring is
gone and so is some of the prosper
ity that even at that time lingered
from the previous administration.
The whole trouble is that the pros
perity mentioned by these gentlemen
ddalt solely with the big financial
interests, and did not seem to con
cern the masses of the people. The
farmer and the laborer and the clerk
and the office employe has gradually
been stripped of what he had, in a
vain endeavor to imitate the story of
lifting by the bootstrap and bringing
general prosperity by taking the
taxes from corporate wealth. The re
sult is what it is. Prosperity is
coming to some, but for the masses
there is none.
The people have had their lesson —a
tragedy for many. Now they have a
chance to change. Will they change
—or do they prefer more promises?
"If Dill is elected, it'll be the fool
women that do it."
This was the expression of a promi
nent west side booster for Poindex
When a man is clean physically,
morally and mentally, it is not so
surprising that he should attract the
votes of wives and mothers, but even
at that, it is hardly possible for
women alone to elect any num. It
should not be forgotten that there
are some men who also appreciate
cleanliness, and that there are plenty
of men in this state who ar« voting
The ColvlHe Examiner, Saturday, October 28,1922
We had them, and we voted them out.
We have them, for we voted them in.
We now have another election. We can do as we please.
along with the women for Dill and
for others whose public and private
lives will withstand investigation.
Dr. Kenneth G. McKay, veterin
arian, who is a candidate for coro
ner, is appreciative of the support
which is coming to him from all di
rections, particularly from the farm
ing population which recognizes in
him a friend who is worthy of every
help that can be given.
S. C. Sawtelle, executive secretary
of the Tax Limit League, and Frank
J. Laube of the University of Wash
ington were in Colville Wednesday
in the interest of the new league
which is being organized throughout
the state for the purpose of securing
legislation which will prevent prop
erty from being taxed more than 2%
on actual valuation. A public meet
ing will be held at the court house
next Friday night, Nov. 3, for the
discussion of the problems of taxa
tion, and some state speakers will be
D. E. Pearson and P. H. Graham,
candidates for election as commis
sioners, are presenting arguments for
their election which are apparently
proving popular with voters. Mr.
Pearson is out with an absolute
promise that he will not stop until
he has reduced county expenditures
to pre-war costs. This statement
does not come from a man of vision
ary habits, but from one who in the
last 17 years has made a success of
farming against heavy odds, and who
is known as a man of real business
ability, and a man who is willing to
work. Pearson is probably the best
known Shorthorn man in the county,
who knows the tax problem which be
sets the farmers, and who has given
his word to help them.
Pat Graham, who was commission
er for 6 years, has simply displayed
his record while in office, but that
display is a marvelous one, showing
that he built and maintained the roads
of his district for an average of
nearly $12,000 a year less than his
successors. Graham says he will
adopt the same methods again, which
would mean a- considerable reduction
of taxation. Graham's effectiveness
lay in getting work for the monvy
expended, and there was ho such
thing as road men working four hours
a day for etfght hours pay, nor in
spending money repairing a road in
bad weather when he could actually
fix the road in good weather and thus
keep it from petting 1 bad.
S. S. Beggs, who has been visiting
in Stevens county this week, learned
on his arrival that J. F. Lavigne,
who was his deputy in the treasurer's
office when he was county treasurer
in 1899, is now a candidate for
treasurer. Mr. Beggs stated that he
well remembered Mr.' Lavigne's work
under him for the reason that the
collection of personal taxes in what
is now Ferry and Pend Oreille coun
ties was a difficult matter, and that
Lavigne was given this work because
of his reliability, accuracy and will
ingness to work. W. L. Sax was
first deputy under Mr. Beggs, and
Mr. Lavigne was second deputy.
Republican Farmer
Issues This Prayer
The following prayer of an Okla
homa lifelong republican has been
handed to the Examiner with the re
quest that it be passed along to the
republican farmers of Stevens county
as a good working model for present
"Lord, I am only a nester, a poor
farmer. Thou knowest that when
wheat was $2 per bushel and I had
flour and sugar in the house and
cake every time I wanted, I was not
satisfied and voted for a change.
Thou knowest that I wore a Harding
badge and a Harding button and was
faithful in all things to the G. O. P.
Even so, Thou knowest that I be
lieved in the Dawn of a new Day and
that corn would advance in price.
Then I got $3 for wheat and 20c per
pound for my pork. Lord, two years
have gotie by, never to return, and I
am too poor to buy the necessary
Rockyfeller for my Henry but I still
wear a Harding badge but now it's
on the seat of my overalls. 0 Lord, I
am thankful for one thing, and that
is that Harding has been able to
make jack rabbits taste good in the
summer time; I pray The* that Thou
will keep them replenished so I shall
not want. I am glad, 0 Lord, that
Thou has prospered the railroads
and that they have been able to keep
up their freight rates when my corn
would not pay the expense of the
gathering. And I pray Thee that
Thou will continue to uphold Mellon
that he may be able to collect inter
est on the funds for his own bank
account, for it is a righteous cause.
Teach me to pray:
"Our Father, who art in Washing
ton, Harding be his name; his king
dom come, his will be done, even to
beating the soldiers out of a bonus.
Give us this day our daily cornbread
that Wilson tried to make us eat
for two years and Harding had us
eating in three months; and lead us
not into temptation to vote for a
democrat, for Harding's got all the
power, Mellon all the money, Rocke
feller all the oil, and me the patched
trousers, forever and ever, Amen."
How Miles Poindexter
Has Played the Parties
(By Lynn Haines, Washington, D. C.)
The political career of the Honor
able Miles Poindexter, junior senator
from Washing-ton and a candidate for
reelection, is one of the dramatic
episodes in the public life of that
state. To have been first a demo
crat, then a republican, next a pro
gressive, again almost a democrat,
and finally a completely reactionary
republican, and to have been highly
successful in all of these poses, is
no ordinary record of political
achievement. Senator Poindexter has
been all of this.
But his last and perhaps final
transfiguration has involved the
breaking of his every campaign
pledge, the betrayal of every prin
ciple to which he was solemnly com
mitted, and the complete abandon
ment of public good faith and utter
breach of trust, in favor of political
There have been those senators
and statesmen who would rather be
right than to be president. Miles
Poindexter has demonstrated that he
would rather be wrong than be in
the minority. So long as his gyra
tions from one political label to ano
ther were continually carrying him
forward in the direction of progres
sive thought and sincere service to
the interests of the whole people,
his frequent changes of political
front were uniformly applauded by
the voters of his state. His early
transfer from the democrat to the
republican faith occurred while he
was an obscure lawyer and scarcely
Elected to congress as a republi
can he quickly sensed the rising tide
of protest against the Aldrich-Can
non type of reactionary repuMican
ism and placed himself in the fore
front of the progressive wave. Riding
into the senate on the crest of this
movement in 1910, he saw the coun
try swing to the progressive democ
racy in 1912, and without the for
mality of changing his personal po
litical label, found no difficulty ia
thoroughly allying himself with the
This move, which found him voting
for President Wilson's great progres
sive measures, did not lose for Mr.
Poindexter the respect and admiration
of his constituents at home. The
naturally progressive citizenship of
Washington cared much for principle
but little Tor partisanship.
It was not until the elections of
1918 which restored the republicans
to power, with the reactionary ele
ment of that party completely in con
trol, that Senator Poindexter faced
a serious political dilemma. Progres
siveness had temporarily ceased to
be popular. Honest adherence to
the principles upon which his sena
torial campaigns had been won and
his reputation founded, would have
left him in this emergency as a mem
ber of a small minority group in his
own party, or forced him to a trans
fer in name as well as fact to the
democracy. In either case the per
sonal advantages of his accumulated
service in the senate would have beeta
When the same choice confronted
such genuine progressive republicans
as Borah, Kenyon, Norris and La-
Pollette, these men did not hesitate.
They remained steadfast progressives,
sacrificing thereby all of the spoils
and privileges adherent to the ion
trolling majority.
Pacing the same teßt, Poindexter
went over to the gang. Doubtless he
foresaw the Old Guard rising rapidly
along the road which would soon lead
to control of the White House, and a
complete management of the politi
cal power and prestige of the nation.
He saw the combination of big busi
ness and big politics seizing the re
action from the war's idealism which
opened wide the gateway to syste
matic spoils and profiteering plunder.
And the temptation was too great.
■As in his earlier transmigrations
from one party to another, Senator
Poindexter did not hesitate, once the
decision was made. When he went
over to reaction, he went quickly,
firmly and completely.
The trip downward to complete re
action has been most rapid. In four
years coasting with the Old Guard
machine he passed every stepping
stone of progress. At times he fair
ly whizzed by the milestones of
true service to plain Americans as
the juggernaut of the stand pat ma
chine sunk deeper in the service of
special privileges.
Ideals have been shattered one by
one, and in quick succession. The
man who earnestly opposed Lorimer
and Stephenson, voted for New
berry. The progressive who voted
with the democrats for the Under
wood tariff bill, voted with the Old
Guard for the Fordney-McCumber tar
iff. The same Poindexter who once
voted with LaFollette for honest and
public income tax returns and full
taxation of special privilege, voted
with Penrose for secrecy and the re
mission of excess profits taxes and
high income rates for multi-million
To the Voters and Tax
In becoming a candidate for the
office of county clerk, you are
mainly interested as to my compe
tency and fitness for the office, and
what I propose to do if elected.
Being a graduate of the University
of Illinois, have held responsible po
sitions for several years. The last
twenty years have been farming and
in business of this county, and have
raised my family here.
The most important question at
present is the burden of high tax
ation, and if elected I will endeavor
not only to reduce the cost of opera
tion of the clerk's office, but I pro
pose also to discourage idleness in
that office. Yours very truly, Frank
S. Pollak.
In asking your support for the
office of county superintendent of
schools, I do not come to you empty
handed. I am qualified and able to
take up the work from where it will
be left by the (present) incumbent,
having served you previously through
four years (Sept. 1907-1911.)
If my services in the past were
acceptable, may I expect generous
consideration in the forthcoming elec
I am a taxpayer, and taxpayers in
general may rest assured that I have
their interests at heart.
To those whom I do not know and
do not know of my qualifications will
say that I held a life Certificate in
this state and Michigan, and am a
graduate of Alma college, Alma,
Michigan. At present I am teach
ing in district 141, this county. As
to politics, will say that I am very
sorry that the office of county super
intendent of schools is not nonparti
san the same as judiciary.
Yours for service, efficiency and
economy—Daisy Lorenz.
Judge Carey Endores
Tremblay for Clerk
By reason of the fact that my of
fice is non-partisan, I have heretofore
entered into an agreement with at
torneys of the Colville and Newport
bars that I would refrain from
recommending for election sheriff,
prosecuting attorney and the county
clerk for the reason that when such
recommendations run counter to re
commendations of members of the
bar, a dispute arises which does harm
to both attorneys and judge. There
is a growing conviction that the clerk
of the court should be appointed by
the judge of the court, for the plain
reason that his work is the keeping
and recording of the records of the
court under the orders and direction
of the judge. The work of a clerk
of the court is technical in the ex
treme; errors that he may make in
his records are very embarrassing
not only to the judge but to attor
neys and their clients, and it is of
great assistance to the judge in dis
posing of trial cases to have a wide
awake, efficient and experienced clerk
at his side to aid him, and upon
whom he can rely. These are rea
sons advanced why the selection of
the clerk should be delegated to the
judge as he and the attorneys of the
bar are the only competent persons
to judge of th« clerk's ntaew.
Again, where a judge has two ju
dicial districts it is necessary to have
a court commissioner to handle the
probation of estates, the appoint
ment of guardians of minors, the
granting and hearing of temporary
injunctions, the hearing and com
mitment of insane to the asylum and
the granting of defaults and contin
uances. These are important powers
of the court affecting the title of
land and individual rights of many
people of our county. By request
of members of the bar, and for their
convenience and that of the public, I
have appointed my clerk court com
missioner. The present clerk of the
court, E. J. Tremblay, has given this
branch of important work unusual at
tention and study and as a result of
such study and training has estab
lished the reputation of being the
best court commissioner this court
has ever had. For these reasons and
for many others I am requested by
practically all members of the Ste
vens county bar to disregard our
past agreement and to recommend
to the voters of Stevens county the
election of Mr. Tremblay as clerk of
our court. In complying with this
request, I will say to the voters of
Stevens county, that it is to the best
interest of this court, the members
of the bar and the people they rep
resent, that you continue the ser
vices of Mr. Tremblay as clerk oi
this court and court commissioner
that you do this by your votes* at
the November election. —D. H. Carey,
superior court judge.
Hergesheimer Well Fitted
for School Superintendent
Jesse B. Hergesheimer, candidate
for superintendent of schools on the
republican ticket, is conceded to be
the logical man for that office.
His qualifications are high, as he
has forged rapidly ahead in his edu-
cat ional attainments ana built a place
for himself as one of the leading
educators of the county. He holds
a high grade certificate with stand
ing averaging ninety-five percent.
Mr. Hergesheimer claims only one
profession. He is a school man, has
chosen the profession as his life work,
has made a special study of the
schools of Stevens county, and un
derstands their needs and problems.
His wide experience as a teacher
has led him into the various fields of
education and made him familiar with
the problems of the rural school, the
graded school and the high school as
well as those of the teacher, school
board and taxpayer.
Mr. Hergesheimer has the support
of republicans and democrats alike,
as the people who know him are
standing squarely behind him in his
campaign and feel that his election
will mean much to the schools of
Stevens county.
Republican Candidate
Ex-service man—A taxpayer—Resi
dent of Stevens county for 32 years.
of Bovdf
First District
A farmer and taxpayer of Stevens
county for 14 years. A farmer who
has made a success in the county
and who has worked hard and knows
the burden of high taxes, and if
elected will endeavor to reduce ex-
penses of Stevens county.
Candidate for U. S. Senator
Will represent those who send him
Not those he meets after he gets
The man who keeps his word with
the people.
Dill pledges that he will vote to—
Reopen the Newberry case and un
seat Newberry.
Lower taxes by cutting appropria
Lower freight rated by prohibiting
dividends on 18,000,000,000 of water
ed railroad stock.
Make federal reserve bank system
serve producers instead vof specula
tors and Wall Street money changers.
In general, fight the battles of the
people against th« special interests
and the monty power.

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