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Men's Overcoats
and Ulsters ...
The cold wave will soon be here and you will all be look
ing for heavy overcoats and ulsters. We have a most com
plete line of both, and our prices are as low as high grade
goods can be sold at. Every coat is honestly made and
trimmed. A saving of from 15 to 33J per cent guaranteed
on every purchase during this special sale.
We give you a genuine all-wool heavy Kersey (fj) H C)f\
overcoat, beautifully trimmed and tailored, and 3S / •") I
priced elsewhere at' $8.50, for W*
Our "Zero!" ulster is the best coat on([!J A~i t 4-|
the market—genuine Irish Frieze,Xl I Slim X A
with patented" collar. Prices -1 ailu t$ *- —
\F( VTHVUQ ? Do not fail to see our beautiful line of
lfl.V/1 lirjllkJ. Child's Reefer Overcoats and fancy
Box Top Coats. They are superbly Q£) AA j_ O*^ A A
handsome. Prices from fjP^J.UU 10 fpO.UU
Money back if goods are not satisfactory.
The Place to Save Money.
Fall and Winter Goods
Now Arrhing^^
Come and Look at the First Arrivals
New styles in Ladies' Jackets, Capes and Tailor
Suits, Dress Skirts and Silk Waists, also the Latest
Fabrics in Dress Goods.
Our new lines in Staple Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishing
Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Carpets and Oil
Cloths are coming in fast and all departments are well assorted.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
M Ladies' Watches
VwM y \j^Tißl * D Indies of taste admire our stock of
>?w / Il^-![ / $5& watches. We have some delicate, at
lw / •iJFM'jL £&P?s3 tractive cases that contain reliable
"^ works. These watches are not only
\\W X*\ u"-7\ /A. \ beautiful—they are perfect time keepers,
'W ,/>O I *°°" icy arc made f°r good service,
>^ y /O\^^ / an*? We 8e" tnem a* a Bma" price. We
\\ yS A \ / believe we have the oue you want.
\/\ I ■ Vv / Also the latest
A \ J y* / Novelties in Jewelry.
%; — ' /Jk City Jewelry Store,
i^^^^~ M:. A. Rose.
At prices that will leave you
something to put in them
A tine line of Ladies' Purses in all styles and qualitien just received and for 80
days will he sold at very low prices, l'urses and Pocket-Hooks of all kinds at all
prices. Call and see them.
Next Door to Postoffice. Telephone, Main 1. C. F. STUART, Propr.
'JHI» **llßt *^J U1 '*r*ces
1 On Hats, Caps ami Shoes
3fc'-1 "Hm an( j gee j IQW QU g^VE h,y j t
THE BEE HIVE, ™™£»h.
It will pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a Chop 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 3% tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CARLEY IRON WORKS, Colfax, Wash.
Hotel Colfax, J-D- Ha^ oP"etor
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Voted Regularly in Favor of
Grain Freight Legislation.
False Statement of Desperate Fns
ionists Shown in Proper liijjht
By liegislative Proceedings.
Despairing of the useless effort to de
l feat the repHblican state ticket in West
| ernWashington, the efforts of the fusion
ists are concentrating east of the
Cascades, where, in the great agricul
tural districts, it is hoped to arouse flea
tirnent against Iron. J. If. Frink, the
i republican nominee for governor, by
false statements regarding his attitude
j on railroad questions while a member of
I the upper house of the state legislature.
In the various newspapers of the state
advocating the re-election of Governor
I Rogers untrue, unfounded and unreason
| able statements have been made almott
' daily since the beginning of the cam
paign as to Senator Friuk's position
and action on railroad matters brought
before the state legislature during the
| four sessions in which he has held seat
j as representative of Kiue county.
These statements have been mere an
■ eertions, not conveying a' shadow of
authority, until the Seattle Times pub
lished what it calls "Frink's railroad
record," supporting the statements
made with alleged quotations from and
distortions of the records of legislative
proceedings as shown by the journals of
the senate and house.
These records, accessible at Olympia,
the state capital, to all who may wish
to personally investigate, prove Mr.
Frink's record on railroad legislation
and attempted legislation, to be exactly
opposite, m almost every detaii, to what
it is alleged to be by the fusion organ.
["he falsification and distortion of the
limes is easily apparent.
Session of 18»1.
During the session of 1891 the meas
are known as the Wesson bill, house bill
No 24M, was up for consideration. This
bill as finally passed provided for a re
duet ion of about 15 per cent on the
rates then in force. The senate journal
shows that Senator Friuk voted in the
affirmative on the final passage of the
bill. (Page 473)
The bill passed both houses at this
session, but was vetoed by Acting Gov
ernor Laugbton. However, it was
passed over the veto at the next session.
and Senator Frink voted in the affirma
tive again. (See Senate Journal, 1893,
page 1 50 )
The 1891 record shows further th it
Senator Friuk voted iv favor of house
bill 150, by Arraamith, to construct and
maintain connections from oue railroad
to another. (Page 559.)
Senator Friuk also introduced fena.'e
bill 135, "making railroad cornpani'-s
liable for injuries."' (See pages 157 ; .!
Session of 1893.
In the session of 1893 house bill No.
93, known as the Anderson bill, passed
the lower house February 17, 1893.
Hue bill provided for a reduction of
freight changes on wheat from about
$"> 75 per ton to Poget sound to $4 31
per ton; or from the rate of 17', cents
per bushel to 13 cents per bushel on au
average haul uf 400 miles.
Thin bill meant a saving of nearly
$500,000 to the producers of grain in
Eastern Washington. The Wasson bill,
as passed over the veto in the earlier
p-trt of the session, provided for a 15
per cent reduction; the Anderson bill
made a further reduction of about 10
per cent.
When the bill reached the senate it was
referred to the committee on corpora
tions other than municipal, from which
committee two reports were brought in,
minority and majority reports. (See
page 548.)
The minority report recommended the
passage of the bill »» it came from the
houK^: the majority report amended the
bill so as to m:<ke bat little change in
the rate «s contemplated under the Was
soa bill. Senator Friuk voted against
the majority report. (See Senate Jour
nal, page 548 )
The majority report, however, was
adopted, the vote standing 21 ayes and
13 nays; 1G renublicaus and 5 demo
crats voting for it and 10 republicans
aud three democrats voting against its
This report haying been adopted, aud
the bill being up for the third reading,
Senator Easterday moved to strike out
the words "seventy-five," in line 4, sec
tion 1, and insert the words "eighty
five" in lieu thereof. This made the rate
practically The name as the Waeson bill.
Senator Friuk moved to amend by
inserting "'eighty" in place of "eighty
five." This motion was defeated by a
vote of lf» to 19.
The house refused to concur iv the
amendments by the senate. Thereupon
the motion in the senate, that the senate
recede from its amendmeutt*. was put
and lost, the vote being 12 to 22. On
this motion Senator Frink again voted
A conference committee was then ap
pointed. The minority report of the
conference committee, recommending
that the senate do not recede from its
amendments, was adopted by a vote of
10 to 12, Senator Krink voting no.
The house had in the meantime con
curred in the senate amendments. The
bill was, however, reconsidered, and a
provision was made that uo greater rate
than $4.75 per ton should be charged.
Frink voted in the affirmative on this.
The record of this session shows con
clusively that Senator Frink acted from
beginning to end consistently and ener
getically in the interest of reduced freight
rates, as contemplated originally in the
Anderson hill. He never wavered at any
time, and stood by the minority to the
very last.
Session of 1805
On March G, 1895, the Morgan bill
(house bill No. 127) came before the sen
ate under the cail of special orders; the
bill had already passed the house and
had been reported back from the senate
committee without recommendatiou,
Senator Helm signing the report as a
member of the committee. (See page
463, Senate Journal.) Thereupon dif
ferent amendments were offered by ccv-
: eral members of that body, and the
I same were agreed to without roll call
.new changes made the bill practically
, inoperative and altered it radically from
what it was when it had passed the
The friends of the bill then and there
declared on the floor of the seuate that
the amendments defeated the bill and
that they had made it so radical that it
n?\ e, r.(' ould be enfor<>e(l- Senator Crow,
of Whitman, one of the champions of the
measure, himself voted against the bill
on its final passage, doing n i n order
that he might be qualified to move its
reconsideration. The journal shown
thirteen votes in favor of the bill, and
includes the names of some senator* who
had opposed the original bill from the
very beginning. The journal further
shows twenty one senators absent and
not voting.
I This is undoubtedly an error. Senator
{'rink's name is recorded amongst these.
! He was always classed as a friend of the
j measure and the friends of the bill iv ita
original form as it reached the senate
always counted on his support. He
wanted a reduction and had no hesi
tancy in stating »o on the floor of the
The bill as amended was an abortive
measure and could not have accom
plished the purposes for which it was
originally intended. On March 7, when
Senator Crow moved to reconsider the
vote by which the Morgan bill had failed
to pass, Senator Frink's vote was cast
in favor of its rpcontwieration. (See
Senate Journal, page 538.) This latter
vote essentially determines where his
sympathies lay.
The Helm Bill.
The Helm bill (senate bill No. 50), ac
introduced in the senate, was identically
the same measure as the Morgan bill.
On March 5, 189G, the committee on
corporations other than municipal re
ported back the Helm bill with the
recommendation that the same be in
definitely postponed. Stuator Helm was
a member of the committee and signed
the report as handed in (See Senate
Journal, page 4*62 )
This report was made, inasmuch as
the^ Morgan bill had passed the house
and was now befor.' the senate, and it
was the intention that this latter bill
take the place of the former. The vote
on indefinite postponement was a tie,
and on motion of Senator Taylor the
bill was laid on the table. (Page 4(J:{ )
Senator Helm voted aye on the mo
tion to indefinitely postpone. (See Sen
ate Journal page 463 )
Senator Frink was absent and did not
vote. He was on a senate committee
that was investigating affairs at the
Walla Walla penitentiary. Following
the tabling of the Helm bill the Morgan
bill was taken up aud action taken upon
the same as previously stated.
On the next day, following the defeat
of the Morgan bill, and prior to the time
that Senator Crow made his motion to
reconsider the vote by which the same
was defeated, a motion was made to
take the Helm bill from the table and
indefinitely postpone the same. (
The action was simply a matter of
form, and had no particular significance
for the reason that the motion of Sena
tor Crow's, or rather the right to make
the motion >>»d not been deprived him
under the rules of the senate. For all
practical purposes the Morgan bill h;id
I*>hi substituted for the Helm bill, and
th:i vote to indefinitely postpone the
same was right in line with the recom
mendations of the committee of which
Senator Helm was a member.
Senator Frink voted for the indefinite
postponement; so did Senator Helm,and
it is jost as fair to hold that the latter
was opposed to his own bill as it is that
Senator Frink was against it. The fact
is, the Helm bill was never a factor iv
the matter; every effort on the part of
the friends of reduced freight rates was
devoted entirely to the Morgan bill. If
that failed, it then ended the matter for
good. So, if the vote to reconsider the
vote by which the Morgan bill was de
feated was lost, then there sorely was no
hope to work on an entirely new meas
ure, that had hardly been considered by
the senate, and had yet to be taken by
the house. Especially was this apparent,
as there were but a few more days left, of
the legislative session.
The only hope left the friends of the
Morgan bill was to reconsider the vote,
wipe out the objectionable amendments
and pass the same. In behalf of this
effort Senator Frink gave what assist
ance he could t)y voting aye.
Session of 1807
Senator Friuk voted in the affirmative
on the final passage of the bill (house
bill No. 417), drafted by the railroad
committee. (See Senate Journal, pages
638 and 647 )
Senate bill No. G59, to establish a
railroad commission, was reported by
the committee to the senate March 8.
The legislature adjourned March 11.
There were many objpctionable features
to this bill as reported. There was no
time to consider them, and it was
thought best by friends of a railway
commission not to attempt it.
Superintendent Browne's explanation
of his reason for urging the prepara
tion and publication of school text
books by local talent and companies is
hardly satisfactory, says the Olympian.
It is now given out on all sides that the
great purpose was to rid the state of a
great "octopus"—the American Book
Company. Inasmuch as the American
Book Company has had but a single
book (a high school algebra) in use in
this state, through state adoption, dur
ing the past ten years, and as the
awarding of contracts for the next five
years was entirely in the hands of Mr.
Browne and his associates, it does not
eeem that any unusual or drastic meas
ures were necessary to rid the state of
what seems to be entirely an imaginary
evil. The circumstances of suspicion
surrounding the text book award can
not be dissipated by the Rogers-Browne
cliqup, by yelling "stop thief" at a cor
poration thousands of miles away, and
which has no hold upon the people of
| this state and has had none for many
| years.
Go to W. G. Busses for crockery,
glaaa and granite ware.
Greatest Demonstration Whit-
man County Ever Saw.
Prink and Moßride Squareiy On
Pl«4ge to Support Freight
"Where is that so-called republican
apathy in Whitman county about which
we have beard— where is it?" This was
the question, rightly put by Judge Mc-
Bride, nominee for lieutenant governor,
nt the great I'rink meeting at tbeeourt
bouse Tuesday evening. The answer was
a storm of cheers and a round ol tumnll
from the enthusiastic crowd which packed
the bouse from the Bpeakere'stand tci
the outside lobby. "Apathy" is an ob
solete word in republican circles Fus
ienism has a monopoly in that line of
The train carrying the party of the
next governor of tbestate ol Washing
ton, due at 7:10 p. m., \m,h over half an
hour late: but the pulse of republicanism
was up, and the boom ol anvils, the
crash of bombs, the swish ol Hky rockets,
the glare of bonfires, the rainbow beau
ties of pyrotechnics, the pretty colors <>f
red tire and the inspiring lights of l.io
torches ami a dozen campaign banners
borne by Bcalwart republican hands en
livened the tedium of waiting into a joy
ful occasion. Old campaigners iv the
Paloui-e were wild with joy and free in
their reuiarkH that Whitman county
never before turned out such a reception
to any nominee.
Organized effort was not needed.
Though hastily gotten up, republicans
were in evidence surprising to the anfis
Half an hour before the arrival of the
train bearing the Bpeakers of the even
ing, Senator John \l. Friuk, nominee for
governor; Judge Me Bride, nominee for
lieutenant governor; and Judge Milo A.
Boot, with a "speller" and a "jography"
under hie arm, the inspiration took hold
of the great crowd lining the streets.
The keeper of torches could no longer
stand the pressure of the people, and
began passing the torches. No drafts
were necessary. There were able-bodied
volunteer* in plenty and the clamor of
small boys for "just one glim" was of
necessity turned down, though a few
managed to sneak from the pile and
proudly marched with republic ;n gray
beards who could get no torch.
For half an hour before the arrival of
the speakers the torch bearers marched
and circled and eri*w crossed, making the
most inspiring night ever wen in a Pa
louse campaign. Fusioinsts were occa
sionally found on corners dumbfounded
and flabbergasted, but still able to
weakly vociferate and depreciate and
"view with alarm "
When the belated party finally arrived
'Ut their hotel, t'aptain Kwart, Color-
Bearer l>ui'>ois and Guidon Bellinger,
leading t/ie Hplendid Cotfax Military
Baud, and the long procession of torch
bearers, halted in front of the house.
This was (he signal for a voicefui
welcome, and it went swiftly down the
line, reechoing from the rear two blocks
The hour wad late and the worn pariy
of speakers got no rewt. There was a
clamor for their appearauce and the fu
ture governor was not given time to
brush tlie gray from his I card, or the
future lieutenant governor to comb his
luxuriant locks.
Gu'ded by the captain of the brigade
and the floating colors of Old Glory,
Senator Frink, Judge Me Bride and Judge
iloot were put in place of honor, im
mediately followed by the band, the
torch bearers and hundreds of men and
women. To the inspiring notes of
"Marching Through Georgia," played
everj step to the seats, the procession
moved. The house was pneked in two
minutes. Standing room was only found
behind tiie opened folding doors.
Back of the bench the glorious star*
and stripes were tastefully draped,
flanked by handsome pictures of Presi
dent McKinley and Governor Rooseveit.
Judge Mcßride.
After a round of marie well applauded,
W. J. Davenport, chairman, introduced
Judge rl. (i. McHride ol Skugit county,
nominee for lieutenant governor, who
talked for half an hour, ripening with the
(jueßtion which heads thin article. "Where
is that ho called republican apathy—
where is it?"
Judge Mcßnde warmed the hearts of
hie auditors by the aunouucement that
he brought to the splendid audience be
fore him words of comfort and good
cheer in the great fight now on for the
upholding of the flag of the American
"On the west Hide of the mountains,"
said Li*\ '"the majority for McKiuiey and
Roosevelt and Frink and the whole re
publican ticket will run away into the
thousands Before coming to the east
Hide we heard much of the apathy of re
publicans and danger of defeat in this
section. It is not true. The east aide
republicans are wriggling with life and
party love; they realize the 'mprrtance
of the issues and the nted of voting
Judge Mcßride is a man ol splendid
presence, physique and brain. He ad
vaDCed the arguments of prosperity aud
referred to the existing condition now
and in the days when Colonel Bryan
prophesied all the disasters in the book
if 10 to 1 was not adopted. He showed
McKinley'e license as pilot of the ship
of state now off the uncharted rock of
democracy and fusionism. He talked
about the "consent of the governed" and
the fusion plea that millions of Philip
pine inhabitants be turned over to the
rapacity and greed and plunder of the
one Tagalo tribe. He showed that the
Filipinos are learning the blessings of
our sovereignty by their clamorous de
mands for more American school teach
ers than can be supplied. He said equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none—especially to the Tagalos to lord
it over five time** their own number of
fellows—is good republican doctrine.
j The cry of militarism was ridiculed and
i the assertion that nations as well as
: men should go out into the world and
| play tne part of men was roundly ap
plauded. The advantages of the Ori
ental trade were explained understund
ingly and to the point.
The judge epoke of the fact that the
Pacific m destined to beeooM the K n-,tt
ron.iiier. iml waterway of Ihe motUi and
•■I the cities and towoi irbiefa would \>*
ooJlded from thfl >oa«l to the moun
taniH inland, benefiting every acre of
soil and every mhah.mnt. lie need of
a better mercbani marine and ntofe com
petition in tbe carrying of ocean rreighu
wereexptaioediii a conrindog wav, n*
was also the need of a Nfearagm cannl
Attention whh c.,IU.d to the fart that
democracy Bndi fault with e X iHtin K ron
ditionn, no matter what they t> f - bst
onew no remedy, no relief. The oniv
cry in militarism and imperiaHsin
"I h.ivelM'comeconvin.vd.'Haid Judn
Mcßride, "that rreigbl rate* in rbissee^
turn are too high. Th.- prodoceri are
entitled to relief. | „,„ „,,, H | IMI4 . m t(lirt
b'lief. Senator Frink and practically
tnp entire repnblfeaa. portj believe with
Hit. ■
ll<> promised, if elected, and the power
of rommittee appointment* should lw»
Mt by the senate in hi* bands, to wle,t
with care a committee which would W
w-ctiwjo the intereste of our people
Hih pledge faroriog freight rate** wan
Mtramlit, tint and unequivocal, though
be thought a railway roumiasioa »hh
the practical way to handle the dilemma.
Tbe i.inn round of hearty applaune
with which the future lieateoaat irov
ernor and presiding officer of the aanate
Kuvh the floor to the future governor
warmly testified the appreciation of the
audience of Judge Mcßride'i Herting
AiiiencaiiiHi.i mid tin- sound Hen*,. ht>
•John M. hiink.
That m the mm me of the governor. The
whole state should hare bm there and
beard the welcome, prolonged, loud
noisy, and best of all, sincere, when
Senator Frink I. ft hi.- chair. No wonder
Judge tlcßride asked, "When- is that
apathy?" General Apathy was el*e
Senator Frink never made v claim
that he in an orator. The republican
party nominated him beeaase of hit*
sterling integrity, hi* himiwmiljustice and
the honor which be bat shown in nnitiv
years of residence in the territory and
state of Washington. Hut he did one
thing. He talked right, if not particu
larly eloquent. The people liked him.
They received him warmly and acquitted
him hotly when be bad to retire at a
late hour.
Mr. Prink spoke o! his delight in far
ing Niich an audience and the unarm*
touted work of campaigning in which he
i« engaged. He wan both amazed and
pleased with the diversified progress of
the I'aloiine MDC 6he viHited here in lH!>.t
arid IJS i ».~», when lie found not even milk
for his morning coffee at leading hotelH
and no butter or pggM unlens imported
■Hid stale. Now he finds the sweetest
cream, £be 6nest fruits, the besi butter
and every table luxury. TheHe thin^n
show the protcrertH, the diverHity and the
growth of a country.
''i notice in the front towh many
IfKiien," sitiil Mr. Frink. "In the cam
paign of 1896 the ladies never took
trout HeatH They were always in the
rear. Th<- reanon in clear. They were
weuriug old bonnets* and not up to date
frocks—the raiment bought in 189 a
Now they are not nshaSßCd to take
front Heatn. Reneaber four years ago.
Will Whitman county vote that condi
tion back? (Crien of "No, no," from all
over the room).
"1 am a republican from thiH bald
spot on the crown of my head to the e.x
tremity of my longest toe. I alwuvn
have been; I alwajn will be, becaune the
principles of rppHblieanium mean ad
vaucetnrnt and proyrewH, and nationH,
like persons, most either gntw or die.
"Thiw Htate will roll up a majority for
republicanium which will make the fu
nioniHth Heriously, if not dangerounly ill.
"Expansion is growth. Fssioaists
want to go back. They find nothing to
admire, but plenty with which to find
"Farmer*, like otben, want ■ murkft
lor that which tbey produce. The only
way to sell in to find ;i purchaser—then
there is a trade inataaMr. The tbini{ to
(Jo in to find it wet (if piteeiplM which will
furnish a market. The repabtieaa party
has always »tood for that protection to
labor which employs it and make* it
possible for tbe laborer to buy the farm
er'n product' "
On Freight Kate**.
Senator Frink told in few wordu liin
railway freight record, net out more
fully in another column of The Gazette.
He Hpoke of the several thini;H he did for
benefit of this part of vVuHhington when
a Htate senator, all borne out by the.
"The dutieH of a governor," said he,
"are purely executive—to carry out tbe
laws panned by the legislature which
represent* the people, i will appoint
honent committee* fur all state institu
tion*. No appointment will be made in
payment of a political debt. I have
Keen charge:] with bring a tool of Wil-
Hon and MeQraw. I respect their advice
an Ido that of other people. Nobody
ever boflfd rue; no one ever will."
Ah the head of the Washington Iron
Works, Mr. Frink said he paid railroad
freights of $2500 a month anu knew
what freight rates are. He Hpoke of the
various industries in Washington and
the cootlict between the eaßt and the
west, which bus always run counter to
the cherished opinion of theeast-sider on
freight rates.
The west with its lumber, coal and
shingles aod two thirds of the popula
tion has made it difficult t<i paw wheat
rate laws."
Milo A. Koot.
Judge Milo A. Koot. a man with the
best of head and blessed with the best
of voice, closed the meeting with an ex
pose of the infamous school book fraud.
He also spoke upon the national issues.
Gov. Kogers and the school book
board of education were dressed down
in proper style by their own maps, and
misspelled words. The speller was shown
to have 141 errors and the geography
something like 141,000.
Mr. Root told many stories applicable
to the case in this campaign and every
turn was applauded and appreciated.
He showed the need of a child being
properly taught and touched the hearts
of parents.
All of the issues of national im
portance were handled in a masterlj, v
convincing, humorous and entertaining
Biing your chickens and eggs to
AveriH'u store, ElbertoD.

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