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The Colfax gazette. (Colfax, Wash.) 1893-1932, April 20, 1900, Image 4

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Established, 1877. Entered at the postoffioe at
Oolfax as second class matter.
Six Months, postage paid One Dollar
One Year, postage paid Two Dollars
Twenty-five per rout dlKOant for
advance payment.
In May the populists will reverberate
at Sioux Kails. In July the democrats
will supply the echo at Kansas City.
W. Jennings Bryan was for four \ears
a member of congress. Can anyone
point to a piece of general and beneficial
legislation which he promoted?
Admiral Dewey and General Miles are
the respective heads of the army and
navy of the Doited States. Colonel
Bryan has been cornered. He cannot
talk about either of them.
People who gave of their goon money
to induce Mr. Bryan to find fault with
all thingn governmental in their pres
ence are the most supremely disgusted
ones. He failed to come up to the gen
eral idea of greatness, and they feel
somewhat like the man who haci played
an engagement with a bunko sharp.
Business failures for the first three
months of 1000 were the smallest for
seventeen years, notwithstanding the
fact that the number of firms and indi
viduals engaged in business was larger
than ever before in the United States.
This shows that prosperity is teal in
stead of npparent, as claimed by Mr.
Populist bosses preach but do not
practice direct legislation in handling
party affairs, as will readily be seen by
the action of a dozen or so of these lead
ers, who hobnobbed with the democrats
at Spokane and agreed to turn the
proud and arrogant populists over to
the democracy. Can they deliver the
goods at the polls?
The fact that Chicago's supply of
lawyers is too large for her crop of liti
gants is another healthy sign of pros
perity. In the days of the last demo
cratic administration the lawyers were
overwhelmed with business, owing to
the bank wrecking and record-breaking
failures among all clashes of business
men. It is different now.
When Paul Mohr's navigation scheme,
the opening of the Columbia to the sea,
is completed, it means several ceuts per
bushel added to the price of wheat to
the advantage of the farmer. On the
whole the farmers will save thousands of
dollars each year in freight and the com
petition will mean a tumble in freights
by rail. The Columbia will be open and
the new navigation company ready for
business by the 15th of June—in plenty
of time to handle the crop the coming
Fusion papers in out-of-the-way places
which Bryan did not visit are making
all possible capital by shouting about
the "tremendous crowds and enthu
siastic receptions" accorded the gentle
man. They may be able to fool those
through whose localities Mr. Bryan did
not pass; but in the Palouse country his
crowds were neither "tremendous' nor
"enthusiastic." They were not even
half so great as even his opponents ex
pected, and their coldnesfl was astonish
ing. Any snide circus can draw twice
the crowd at Colfax that Colonel Bryan
Hell, the Colorado populist, made a
political ppeeeh in the house of repre
sentatives the other day in which he de
clared that no president had come so
close to wrecking the American govern
ment as President McKinlcy has. There
was the usual amount of pop fault find
ing and denunciation, but the foregoing
remarkable declaration is what particu
larly distinguishes the Colorado man's
diatribe frouV those usually littered by
members of his decaying political organ
ization. The geueral impression both
at home and abroad is that the Ameri
can government is a pretty substantial
affair, and it is probable that its
strength and integrity have never been
more fully appreciated than during the
past three years.
A populist remarked that the republi
can party ie giving us good times now
to insure party success at the coining
election, but wait until after election,
then the hard times will begin, cays the
Colville Statesman-Index. This is the
kind of argument calculated to convince
thinking people. It shows a depth of
penetration possessed by few of our
ablest statesmen. Through a labyrinth
of facts, figures and fancies this philoso
pher must have rummaged before reach
ing this profound but startling conclu
sion! Just think of it. The republican
party has set all the mills running, put
all laboring men at work, given them
better wages, advanced the values of all
kinds of property—all this just to spite
the populists and democrats. But this
monster, the republican party, will soon
chow its teeth; it will turn and destroy
itself. It has given our people prosper
ity with malice aforethought, so eaye
our populist philosopher, and is only
awaiting an opportunity to spread dis
tress and disaster through the land
What is this republican party? Why, it
s a majority of all the people of this
I'nitedjStatee. Is further comment neces
sary on the pop argument?
Who Helps the Trusts?
Mr. .Jones of Arkansas, chairman of
tlie democratic national committee and
democratic leader in the senate, hap
been confronted with the record, that
when the Puerto Rico bill was under
consideration in the eeuate he intro
duced an amendment proposing that all
the duties collected from Puerto Rican
products I c refunded to the parties who
had paid those duties, nhjr the Post-
Intelligencer. He iH also informed, as he
says for the first time, that the effect of
the amendment which he proposed would
have been to take from the treasury of
the doited States the sum of f 1,800,000
and pay it over to the American Sugar
Refining Company, otherwise known as
the sugar trout. Mr. -Jones admits that
the money would have gone hh Btated,
and hia deft-nse in that he did not know
who would be the beneficiaries of the
legislation he proponed, and he further
intimates that he did not care.
Mr. Jones' defence in an accusation of
himself and of his followers and party
associates in both houses of congress.
They did not know. Whj? Bt cause
they did not care to inform themselves.
Knowledge is what they strenuously
avoided; for with full knowledge they
could not have kept from themselves
the fact that all the premises upon
which they were basing their arguments
were false. The democratic members of
congress, Mr. Jones included, had been
braying for weeks that the sugar trust
was urging the imposition of a duty up
on Puerto Rico sugar. They did not
know that the sugar trust was paying
all the duties upon Puerto Rico sugar
imported into this country, as it is
practically the only purchaser of raw
sugar. They do not know that the
sugar trust was the one concern in the
country which had a direct personal in
terest in having free trade in Puerto
Rican sugar. They did not know this,
because they did not want to know it.
Skating on Thin Ice.
What would be the inevitable conse
quence of the democratic doctrine that
the constitution extended of its own
force over newly acquired territory ? If
their doctrine is true, the constitution
now applies in the American islands.
There is no power to grant independence
to part of the United States as was de
termined by the civil war. Senator
Spooner well stated the position recently
in congress. He said:
"I beg leave to suggest to our friends
on the other side that they are skating
on thin ice when they insist, in our
present environment, that by the ac
quisition of territories under the treaty
of Paris they become parts of the United
States, their inhabitants become citizens
of the United States, and the constitu
tion ex proprio vigore is over the Philip
pines and Puerto Rico.
"If territory belonging to the United
States ceases to be the property of the
United States and becomes a part of the
United States with the constitution over
it by its own force, where is to be found
the power to dispose of it, and where will
the senators find the power to carry out,
if congress should adopt it, the policy
of establishing a stable government in
the Philippines and ceding the sovereign
ty to that people?
"If it becomes an integral part of the
United States, and if, as such, the con
stitution ex proprio embraces it, what
power is to be found for withdrawing
the constitution from it and from its in
habitants? The constitution is above
statute, and where it goes of its own
force it is quite difficult for me to see
how any statute can withdraw it in any
On the other hand, if the islands re
main territory belonging to the United
States, as the republicans claim the con
stitution says, then they can be gov
erned by congress and disposed ot or
granted independence by congress.
Easy and Painless Death.
Something was wrong in Oregon
Thursday, or, as others might look at
it, matters are righting themeelves in
that state. The dispatches announced
yesterday that the silver republican con
vention that was scheduled to meet in
Portland did not materialize. Only a
few delegates were present, and the ma
neuvering for fusion was left to demo
crats and populists, says the Post-In
telligencer. A silver republican conven
tion seems to have been called, and it
was supposed there were enough people
confessing allegiance to that party to
guarantee some sort of a meeting, but
events proved that there was a mistake
in the calculations. If there were any
silver republicans in existence, they seem
to have been willing to be classed as ab
sent or not voting. Evidently they did
not have anything to say or anything
to do; and, as was eminently proper
under the circumstances, they declared
the convention off.
This is not very inspiring for the fifth
wheel contingent which believes it ought
to remain on earth, even if it cannot ad
vance weighty reasons in support of tie
granting of that privilege. It is to be
supposed that those who believe that
silver republicanism is not moribund
would have had enough energy to go
through the forme of a party meeting
just for the looks of the thing. A party
nurtured on a principle as eternal as the
one which brought the silver republicans
into life should not have permitted itself
to become a mere memory without tak
ing a last gasp sufficiently interesting to
draw a crowd. To lie down and quit
without a parting word iB distressingly
featureless for an organisation that took
op ho much of the road four yean ago. j
To go down to defeat with colon Bjing
ie not necessarily discreditable; but to
collapse, to disintegrate, to evaporate
and vaninh utterly an the silver republi
cans did in Oregon is awful. Bubbles
have been pricked heretofore, but never
with quite no complete a ruin hh this.
And yet it may have be; n jnst as well
to let the final summons take the form
it did. What better shape could have
been given to the exit? There is nothing
to the silver republican party, and why
should there have been anything to its
farewell convention? The 10 to 1 issue,
like .lulius Ceasar, is dead; and how
would it profit the republican seceders
who supported that issue to insist that
their party liveth when they know that
it doesn't except in imagination? Know
ing that as an independent organization
it had no reason d'etre, and that its ex
istence was as purposeless as its hopes
were vain, what could be more fitting
than that it should quietly lie down and
die without disturbing the passer-by. Lt
had outlived its usefulness. Its work
was done. What course was there more
proper than to welcome the sine die dis
solution and allow the former zealots to
hustle for new environments?
The Deering Harvester Company, of
Chicago, has applied to the division of
forestry for a working plan for its 54,
--000 acre tract of hardwood timber in
southeastern Missouri. This marks what
ie probably the first attempt of an
American manufacturing establishment
to employ modern forest methods in
raising hardwood timber for its own
use. The timber owned by the company
consists chiefly of oak, ash, and hickory,
woods especially adapted to the manu
facture of agriultural implements. The
owners intend to remove all the less val
uable species, such as cottonwood, gum,
honey locust, and cypress, so as to give
the others all possible advantage for
growth. A plan will be made by which
the merchantable timber may be re
moved without injury to the producing
power of the forest. The division will
send experts to the tract to make the
observations necessary for such a plan.
The western hemlock is to be the sub
ject of a special investigation this sum
mer by the division of forestry and a
party of experts will spend several
months in the Puget sound region mak
ing observations and measurements of
that species of hemlock. Although one
of the largest and most widely dis
tributed trees in the Pacific northwest,
it suffers from the prejudice against the
eastern hemlock, a closely allied, but
much inferior species, and for this rea
son has almost no commercial value. It
grows at its best on the cool damp
slopes of the Washington and Oregon
mountains, where it is frequently 200
feet high and 10 feet in diameter, or
even larger in favorable situations. The
wood of the western hemlock is less apt
to be shaky, is stronger, more durable,
and more easily worked than that of the
eastern species. The bark is said to
contain much more tannin.
In almost every neighborhood there is
Rome one whose life has been saved by
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy, or who has been cured of
chronic diarrhoea by the use of that
medicine. Such persons make a point
of telling of it whenever opportunity
offers, hoping that it may be the means
of saving other lives. For Bale by all
Why pay f.i for photographs when
you get the same work for it'Jc at Dono
van's studio? All work guaranteed,
.Miss Maud Anderson, eye epecialist,at
the jewelry store of T. Lommasson.
Eyes tested free o
J. A. Perkin'e & Co. have money to
loan on farm and city property at* low
rate and on easy terms of payment o
Call on H. W. Goff for Inhurance,
/V v hi |V= TIIA
w h Druggist
A\\ Knows
""^ps^^y dCSL
"After having a mishap, I suffered
with pain in my left side and a lingering
cough which grew worse and worse,"
writes Mrs. Cora Brooks, of Martin,
Franklin County, Georgia. " Last
spring I got past doing anything and my
husband went to the drug store and
called for Wine of C , and the mer
chant recommended Dr. Pierces Favor
ite Prescription, so he bought one bottle.
I began to take it as directed in the
?amphlet wrapped around the bottle,
he Dook said if the disease was compli
cated with cough to take Dr. Pierces
Golden Medical Discovery and ' Favor
ite Prescription' alternately, and Dr.
Pierces Pleasant Pellets, on rising every
morning. Mr. Brooks went back to the
drug store and got the ' Golden Medical
Discovery,' and I took it as directed.
The cough left me at once and I began
to get better so rapidly my husband was
astonished at my improvement. lam
now able to work on the farm and also
do the washing for two familes."
IIL UIfI Pk I idlYl Shatters Nerves,
is due to an acid poison which gains access to the blood through failure of the proper I V ll<^ if VI I** *•
organs to carry off and keep the system clear of all morbid, effete matter. This poison
through the general circulation is deposited in the joints, muscles and nerves, causing the most intense pain.
iWb^^w^^ Rheumatism may attack with such suddenness and severity as to make within a few days a health-
Mr active person helpless and bed-ridden, with distorted limbs and shattered nerves; or it may be slow m
b developing, with slight wandering pains, just severe enough to make one feel uncomfortable ; the ten
MkiMHk "*iw dency m such cases is to grow worse, and finally become chronic.
■fl rfvJy Like other blood diseases, Rheumatism is often inherited, and exposure to damp or cold, want of propt i
fcj/x mf*/% food, insufficient clothing, or anything calculated to impair the health, will frequently cause it to develo]
■BEL *>Er^ in early life, but more often not until middle age or later. In whatever form, whether acute or chronic,
J^jyl! ini^tei; Rheumatism is Strictly a Blood Disease,
1 K>^ ■U!'^ no liniment or other external treatment can reach the trouble. Neither do the preparations <•! potash
-JBB^feTl^ Js&k. :in<* ruercury> all(l the various mineral salts, which the doctors always prescribe, cure Rheumatism, but
fSjKsFl^gj^yfjvl run ie *iiKest-i°n an(l break down the constitution.
ll^ypSfr/^i) A remedy which builds up the general health and at the same time rids the system of \\w poison i
iv^^r-^«*F ip tlie on jy sa j- e an( | ccrta ; n cure f or Rheumatism. S. S. S., made of roots, herbs and barks of wondc
solvent, purifying properties, attacks the disease in the right way, and in the right place —the blood — and qnickly neul
the acid and dissolves all poisonous deposits, stimulates and reinforces the overworked, worn-out organs, and clears the ■• > m
of all unhealthy accumulations. S. S. S. cures permanently and thoroughly, and keeps - ; vjkv -*P"'^v
the blood in a pure, healthy state. ■■» j£ A jrji rffflS
Mr. J. O. Malley, 123 W. 15th Street, Indianapolis, Ind., for eighteen months was so terribly afflicted H fl fl */>
with Rheumatism he was unable to feed or dress himself. Doctors said his case was hopeless. He hail WJ H^B^^ ■*: ~~*
tried fifty-two prescriptions that friends had given hhn, without the slightest relief. A few bottles of \
S. S. S. cured him permanently, and lie has never had a rheumatic pain since. This was live years ago. v a^-
%We will send free our special book on Rheumatism, which should be in the hands j"b«,,. & Bfc^^Ji ' i.
of every sufferer from this torturing disease. Our physicians have made b1... .1 and skin H
diseases a life study, and will give you any information or advice wanted, s> •«. :ite them '
fnllv and freely about your case. We make no cnan»<» whatever for this service. Address, SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. Atlanta, G*
Dr. John Reiison,
ialties: Chronic diseases and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly answered. Office n
Colfax Hardware building.
Cal. M. Boswell,
found at office over Barroll's hardware store,
or at residence on Mill Street, when not
professionally absent. Telephones—Office
492, residence 493.
"Wilson Johnston, M. D.
Diseases of the
Office hours, 9t012 a. m., 2tosp. m. Office,
Rooms 6 and 7, Pioneer Building.
Dr. A. E. Stuht,
Rooms 7 and 8, Colfax Hdw. Co. Bldp.
Wiufree & MeCroskey,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offices over the
First National Bank. Telephone No. 24.
M. O. Heed,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in
State or Federal courts of Washington,
Idaho or Oregon.
Win. A. Imnaii,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do all kinds
of legal business. Office with H. W. GoflF,
Ellis block.
H. W. Canfield,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Frater
nity Block, Rooms 9 and 10.
S. J. Chad wick,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices in Waite
W. J. Bryant,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office, Room (5,
Pioneer block.
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in Frater
nity block, Rooms 4 and 5.
James G. Combs,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office—Room 11,
Fraternity block.
C. M. Kincaid,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office-Room No.
7i Pioneer block.
G. A. Chapman, D. I>. S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Surgery. Office over Colfax Hardware Co's
Dr. E. 11. Beiitly,
DENTIST. Best teeth, $10 per set. Pain
lees extraction, 50 cents.
J. C. Berry,
DENTIST. Over Colfax Hardware Com
pany's store.
Have your Spectacles fitted by
J. W. Sever, Optician
Graduate of the Chicago Opthalmic College. All
errors of refraction fully corrected by properly
eround glasses. Eyes tested Iree. At Severs
Jewelry Store. Main Street, Colfax.
Subscribe for Newspapers and Magazines
through The Gazette and save money.
visit DR. JORDAN'S great
Qjr The Largest Anatomies! Museum In the
World. Weaknesses or any contracted
JEjSjh disease po»i«I»»-Iy mrad r>y the oldest
fIS iff Socialist on th« Coast. Ssl j« years.
l(Sfthl »VPBII,1» thoroughly eradicated
I Y^^y from system withuut the use ofStercary.
I y Traueifitted by an Expert. Hadl
-3'l n e«l cure for Rpptire. a quick and
I U \\V radical cure for I*ilc«. Fluur. and
M II Fistulas, by Dr. Jordan's special pain
•* '•» less method*.
Consultation free and strictly prlrate, Trsatmmt p«r
tonally or by letter. A Paiitirt Curt In erery ci»«
undertaken. Write for Book. PIIII.ONUrnv »r
BtHRMCE, MAILED FK£Z. (A faiuiUt book
for mm.) Call or writ*
DR. JORDAN & CO., 1051 Market St.. 8. P.
1250 —Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars -$250
Will place a margin of 5 cents per bushel on 5000 bushels of wheat on the
and if bought at present prices, a 5c margin will protect the deal about a* lon as
the market will go. A small investment judiciously made often pays an enormous
profit. Orders taken for 1(100 bushels and upward. We receive quotation* by
wire from Chicago Board of Trade every live minutes, and place orders on
Wheat, Corn, Pork and Cotton.
GEO. 11. LENNOX, Commercial Broker.
Of Colfax, Washington.
CAPITAL, - - $t<>o,ooo.oo.
"The strength of a bank lies in the conservative
management of its assets."
J. A. Perkins & Co. &™»
Q~t f\f\ (){)() *° 'oan on improved farniH in the Palooae
® A""}""" country. .\ No delay iv closing loans.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE. Office in UA\TIT t\l? r'rtl 1M V
HARRY EATON, President. JNO. F. FULLER, M;u.
Abstracts furnished to all the lands and town lots in Whitman County. A complete and
reliable set of books, op to date.
Notary Public in office. Rooms 15 and 16, Ellis Block, dlfax
R. G. HABGRAVE, Manager.
Abstracters and Conveyancers. Only Complete set of aliHtract boob in Whitman County
Alfred Coolidge, President. Aaron Knhn, Vice President Cluis. K. Bcriber, Cashier.
It will pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a (hop Mill.
Some of its features
No Burrs to Wear Out. No Gears. Only Six Bearings.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
All sizes up to 3Ji tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CAKLEY IKON WORKS, Colfax, Wash.
O. R & N.
Depart For Arr. From
From Colfax.
Portland, Pendleton,
San Francisco, Den
ver, Omaha, St. Louis,
11:10 a.m. and East via Oregon 3:S(1 a.m.
7:15 p.m. Short Line. 8:66 p.m.
Spokane, St. Paul, Du
-3:55 p.m. luth, Chicago and East 11.10 a.m.
3:50 a.m. via Great Northern 7:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Pullman and Moscow 10:45 a.m.
8:15 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Columbia River 4:00 p.m.
Ex. Sun. Steamers. Ex. .Suu.
Saturday To Astoria and Way
-10:00 p.m. Landings
Willamette River.
6:00 a.m. Oregon Citv.Newberp, 4:30 p.m.
Ex. Sun. Salem & V»'ay Land's Ex. .Sun
Willamette and Yam
-7:00 a.m. hill Rivers 3:Hop.m.
Tue, Thur. Oregon City, Dayton, Mon, Wed.
and Sat. and Way Landings and Fri.
6:00 a.m. Willamette River. 4:30 p.m.
Tue, Ihur. Portland to Corvallis Mon. Wed.
and Sat. and Way Landings ' and Fri.
Lv. Riparia. Lv. Lewiston
Daily Snake River. Daily
1:20 p.m. Riparia to Lewiston 8:30 a m.
Ocean steamships sail from Portland for
San Francisco every five days.
General Passenger Agent. Portland, Gregon.
The Gazette prints more papers and
more news than any other paper in the
Palouse country.
Tracts in all Variety.
Some wore taken under mortgage
and must be sold.
Farming and Pasture Lands,
Fruit and Gardening Tracts,
Houses and Lots in Colfax, Pull
man, Palouse and Moscow.
Also my residence.
Harry Cornwell.
/qtfff*\ TJ|C Shortest,
Z^'Va llickest Route
And All Points East
Pullman Sleeping Cars,
Elegant Dining Cars,
Tourist Sleeping Cars,
And All Points
Through tickets to Japan and China, via
Tacoma and Northern Pacific Steamship Co.
For further information, time car.is, maps
ani tickets, call on or write
Railway and Kuropoan Steinis-hip Agent,
Colfax, Washington,
A. D. Charlton, Assistant General Passenger
Agent, No. 255 Morrison street, corner Third,
Portland, Orefon.

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