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THE COLFAX GAZETTE
ISSUED EVERY FRIDAY.
Each Succeeding Day
of the Cash System
brings more forcibly to mind the idea of force of
habit. Have you ever noticed that when the ther
mometer registers 101 degrees in July, a party of
persons entering a room gather instinctively around
the fireplace? Or when you have no butter on the
table, how often the force of habit will cause you to
reach for butter?
Every clay in the week and every hour in the day finds
men and women in Hinchliff's C. O. D. Store who have been
under the force of habit of paying Credit prices for goods—
throwing down dollars where cents buy the same articles under
the C. O. D. system.
Only the other day this was forcibly illustrated when two
prominent citizens, one a business man, the other a newspaper
man as usual(i 1) loaded with "dough," each ordering goods.
The force of our prices astonished them so that it forced them
to remark, "There is a noticeable difference between Cash and
C. O. D. House.
Pioneer Block. Telephone 73.
GRAND CLEARANCE SALE.
Remnants and Odds and Ends!
T have just completed my annual inventory and
am now ready to clean house.
Remnants of Dress Goods and Staple Dry Goods at from 25
to 50 per cent of their value.
Odds and ends in Clothing, Boots and Shoes at a discount of
from 25 to 50 per cent.
Ladies' Jackets and Tailor Suits —all going at a discount.
All departments must be cleaned up before our new Spring Stock arrives.
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COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1900.
SUMMARY OF NEWS
Happenings All Over the Union
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled In Short
Wednesday, January 24.
Lieutenant Stockley, of the Twenty
first infantry, has been missing since the
12th inst. lie was on reeonnoiterin^
duty near Santa Tomas, Luzon, and
was evidently captured. A search for
him is being prosecuted.
Senator Butler of North Carolina,
chairman of the people's party commit
tee, issued a call for a meeting of the
national committee at Lincoln, Nebras
ka, February 19, to name time and
place for the national convention.
Senate republican caucus decided up
on reorganization of the elective offices
of that body and nominated Chas. Ben
nett of New York for secretary, to suc
ceed W. R. Cox, and Dan M. Ramsdell
of Indiana for sergeant at arms in place
of It. J. Bright.
General Otis reported that the western
coast of the island of Panay is now open
for trade and that the coast of Laguaa
de Bay and neighboring sections of the
country will also be opened to unrestrict
ed traffic by the end of the week. He al
so reports several minor engagements
with the Filipinos, in which the Ameri
can arms tnf-t with the usual success.
The enemy lost heavily and a large
amount of arms and ammunition was
Thursday, January —O
Transport Grant reached Manila with
the Forty-eighth infantry.
Senator Clay introduced a bill in the
senate to repeal the war revenue stamp
Hon. Agustus 0. Hyde, formerly su T
perintendent of the poor of Calhoun
county, Michigan, stole $5000 of the
funds and is arrested.
Henry Miller of the firm of Miller &
Lux, California cattle kings, is near
death from concussion of the brain. He
was thrown from a buggy.
Helen Gould gave §125,000 to the
naval branch of the Young Mens' Chris
tian Association of Brooklyn, akd also
secured a site for a new tive-storv build
State democratic committee of Penn
sylvania set the pace for the democracy
of other states by making Colonel Wm.
J. Bryan its choice for the presidency in
the coming campaign.
Collier Miami, from Seattle to San
Francisco with 400 v) tons of coal, struck
a reef off coast of Vancouver island.
When the tide receded the vessel broke
into and went to the bottom. Loss
Bodies of 12 dead of the Washington
regiment arrived at San Francisco from
the Philippines; also 10 of the Idaho
regiment. The bodies, where claimed,
will be sent to relatives at government
expense. Where not claimed they will
go to the national cemetery at Arling
The case of lirigham H. Roberts, the
Mormon representative-elect from I'tah,
which hat* occupied so much of the at
tention of the houHe eince the assembling
of congress, was decided today by the
adoption of a resolution to exclude him
by a vote of 268 to 50. The vote to ex
clude was divided as follows: Republi
cans, 108; democrats, 9G; populists, -A.
The vote to seat was: Republicans,
none; democrats, 17: silver republicans,
2; populists, 1.
Representative Jones of Washington
introduced a bill in the house to repay
settlers who have purchased lauds within
the limits of railroad land grants sub
sequently forfeited $1.25 per acre. This
is similar to the bill just passed through
the senate by Mcßride of Oregon. Also
a bill establishing 12 lighthouses and
fog signals oh the Alaskan coast, at a
cost not exceeding $300,000, and a bill
prohibiting the establishment or exten
sion of forest reserves in the state of
Washington except by act of congress.
Friday, January 2«.
Promoters of the Hour trust say it
will soon be in working order.
General Otis shipped 1090 released
Spanish prisoners from the Philippines
Henry Mohrbacher was shot and killed
in the suburbs of Seattle. Chas. Shomo,
a saloon keeper, is under arrest with
some hard evidence against him.
James E. Muse, charged with having
embezzled $620 from the Title Guaran
tee and Trust Co., of Portland, Oregon,
nearly a year ago, was arrested at Kan
The house committee on military af
fairs agreed to proceed with the investi
gation of the Idaho labor troubles on
February 14, and it was arranged that
the governor and auditor of the state
and (ieneral Merriam should be asked
to appear at that time. Mr. Sulzer of
New York and Mr. Lentz of Ohio, who
hp.ve been urging the inquiry, are to fur
nish the names of additional witnesses
to be examined.
Saturday, January 27.
B.v an almost unanimous vote of the
old Tippecanoe Club of Chicago, Senator
Mason was requested to at once resign
his seat in the United States senate, and
the secretary of the club was instructed
to strike his name from the ri>ll of hon
orary members of the organization.
The American Anti-Imperialistic
League,which was organized at the anti
imperialistic conference at Chicago in
September, claims to have an effective
organization in 38 states, Oklahoma
and the District of Columbia. The offi
cers of the league, while uncornmunica
tiveas to methods, admit that it aims
to make iteelf felt in close congressional
districts everywhere for the election of
> congressmen this year who will be
against the retention of the Philippines.
The New York Herald publishes a
story, for which, however, it does not
vouch, which purports to be the secret
of the Maine. It is given in an affida.it
made by Edward Jose de Martinez, who
i claims he was a secret agent of Spain
and directly concerned in the plot. He
was sent from Madrid to Havana with
plans for mines for the harbor, and that
I a certain captain and a lieutenant were
detailed to lay the mines. The lieuten
ant deliberately planned to blow the
Maine up; that a large mine capable of
explosion either by contact or battery
was placed near the Maine's buoy and
that attempts were made to explode it
prior to the night the deadly work was
none. He says that an innocent sentry
instructed to telegraph notice of the
movement of a tug that was prear
ranged for.was unconscious of the actual
explosion. De Martinez swears that he
spent the night with the lieutenant in
question, was present when the cable
that buoyed the mine waa taken up and
avows that he was a witness to most of
the stirring incidents of the night.
Sunday, January 2S.
South and central Texas visited tiv a
Major General J. P. Brander, a noted
Confederate leader, died at Richmond.
The expected anarchical demonstra
tion did not take place at Chicago at
the burial of Kdward A. O'Connor, who
was killed during an altercation with a
non-union man. Five hundred followed
the remains to Waldheim cemetery. A
red flag was carried in the procession,
but it was furled and was preceded by
the Stars and Stripes in the hands of a
policeman, as ordered by the chief of
The populists of Texas publicly an
nounce that W. J. Bryan will accept the
nomination of that party for the presi
dency, if it is tendered him. In a circu
lar letter sent out by the Texas chirman
he says: "A plan has been suggested
and is being discussed all over the na
tion. The details of this plan are, in
part: That when our national conven
tion assembles that it reaffirm the Oma
ha platform with direct legislation as
the paramount issue, nominate W. J.
Bryan, and the assurance has been given
by Mr. Bryan's friends that he will ac
cept the nomination, and some southern
populist; thut the free silver republicans
will endorse the platform and its candi
dates; that Mr. Bryan's friends will go
before the national democratic conven
tion with the endorsement of the popu
list convention and it is argued they will
not refuse. In the eveut that they do,
Mr. Bryan may refuse the nomination at
the hands of the democracy. This action
of itself will, by the democrats, signal
their utter defeat and aim that of the
populists, but defeat will lay at the door
of the democrats.' 1
Monday, January 29.
A mammoth pro-Boer mass meeting
was held at New York.
All grades of refined sugar were ad
vanced one-twentieth of a cent a pound.
The California legislature, which failed
at the regular session to elect a senator,
convened in special session for that pur
Wheat market at Chicago opened
strong and active and January went up
to G7' s ; May, 69.M- Portland,' cash, 52;
The senate, in executive session, de
cided by a vote of 21 to 38 not to re
consider the vote by which the Samoan
treaty was ratified.
The directors of the American Steel
and Wire Company declared a dividend
of 7 per cent on the common stock, pay
able in four quarterly payments. The
statement issued Hhows that the com
pany had made a net profit of $12,102,
--530 in 1899.
HEMP POUTS OPENED.
American Troops Occupying the
Principal Shipping Points.
Manila, Jan. 2G.—A dispatch from
Sorsogon, dated Thursday, January 25,
"Brigadier (ieneral Kobbe's expedi
tion has occupied Sorsogon, Donsol,
Bullan, Legaspi and Virac, on Caldanus
island. The only resistance was at
Legaspi, where five Americans were
wounded and 45 dead and wounded
Filipinos were found. It is estimated
that there are 125,000 bales of hemp in
these provinces, and 75,000 bales in the
ports of Sorsogon and Legaspi. The
United States gunboat Nashville's shrap
nel burned 8000 bales in Legaspi. The
expedition arrived off Sorsogon Janu
ary 20, and the town displayed a white
flag. General Kobbe and Colonel Howe,
with a battalion of the Forty-seventh
infantry, landed and raised the United
States flag. The insurgent force, num
bering 300 men, evacuated the place.
The natives were passive. During the
morning of January 23 the Nashville
and Venus, with four companies of the
Forly-seventh infantry regiment, under
Major Shipton approached Legaspi.
Filipino flags were flying and the trench
es were crowded. A detachment of 150
picked men, led by Major Shipton, land
ed on the beach, about a mile north of
town, the Nashville bombarding the
trenches, and the enemy retreated to
Albay, whence they were easily dis
persed to the hills.
"About 200 insurgents, armed with
rifles, forced 600 villagers, armed with
bows and arrows,to serve in the trenches
and in the close range of the fighting the
enemy fled. The Filipino dead were
mostly villagers, who were attempting
"At Leyte the Forty-third infantry
and a battalion of the Third artillery
will be distributed.
"The natives complain of lack of food,
resulting from the blockade."
Lieutenant Colonel Hayes haa defeat
ed an entrenched force of the enemy at
Sariaga. One man was killed and five
wounded on the American side. A record
of eleven prisoners was found.
Captain Casteel, while scouting near
Baras with his company, encountered
•300 insurgents. He was reinforced by
Captain Gracie and the enemy was
driven to Tanay. One American was
killed and one wounded.
Routing the Insurgents.
Washington, Jan. 26.—Otis" report of
yesterday's movement in the campaign
in Luzon follows:
"Manila, Jan. 2G. —Hayes' cavalry re
ported at Santa Cruz that he drove the
enemy out of Luzena, Tayabas and ad
jacent towns, rescued 20 Spanish pris
oners and five women. Other Spanish
prisoners moved back in small detach
ments into the mountains. The enemy
dispersed and are believed to be seeking
homes at Tnyabas. He found a record
dated the 15th inst.. saying that 11
American prisoners leave tomorrow;
however, he does not know to what
place. Casualties were one killed, three
mortally wounded, two slightly wound
WAROX IN KENTUCKY
Senator Uoebel Shot Down By
Martial Lav* Declared, Especially
In the City of Frankfort,
Frankfort, Ky., .lan. 30.—Hon. Win
Goebel, democratic contestant for the
governorship ..f Kentucky, was Bhot
probably fatally, while walking through
the cupital grounds on his way to the
capitol building at 11:10 this moraine
The shot was fired from a rifle and was
nred by an unknown man from a third
story window of a building 50 feet east
of the capitol, in which the state offices
are located, the governor's office beine
on the ground tloor. The ball struk
boebel in the right breast one-third of
the way down from the nrm pit to the
hip and plowed through hi* body com
ing out under the left Bhoulder blade
touching the right; lung, which was the
only vital organ struck. Phjsiciana
pronounce it probably fatal, but Goebel
says he will not die. Republicans de
nounce the cowardly deed.
Harland Whittaker, a farmer from
Butler county, is under arrest, but he
was caught runniug toward the scene
instead of awaj, and there is evidence
showing he could not have done it.
There is great excitement and thou
sands of men are pouring in from all
over the state and the state troops have
been called out.
Undnr Martial Law.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. .'sl.—Governor
Taylor this morning issued a proclama
tion to the legislature in which he de
clares a state of insurrection to exist in
Kentucky,. -Hid especially in Frankfort,
the capital. He adjourns the legislature
to meet attain at London, Laurel count?
The democratic members of the legis
lature declined to accept the adjourn
ment. Being refused permission to meet
at the state house, they started for the
opera boose. It wns a race between them
and the militia and the latter won.
Then they started for the court house
and were imnhi headed off by the sol
The democrats refuse to go to Lon
don, on the plea that it is in the heart
of the ropubl.can stronghold and that
their lives would not be safe there.
Got Two Governors.
Frankfort, Feb. I.—Goebel was still
alive at 1:10 this morning, but is con
sidered dying. The legislature declared
him elected governor and he was sworn
'in last night. Goebel went at once to
work, his first act being to remove Ad
jutant General Collier and appointed
John B. Castleman of Louisville. Gov
ernor Taylor iH still exercising the duties
AIiOIJNI> THE COUNTY.
The Pullman Tribune reports a num
ber of casps of mumps at that town.
J. E. Brown has taken the contract to
carry the mail between Garfield and
The Pullman Tribune Hays the west
wall of the new Ferry hall at the Agri
cultural College has settled and caused a
Frank Siler. aged 14, had a leg bro
ken last week by a horse falling with
him near Uuioutown.
Chas. Reilly of Uniontown, who has
recently returned from a visit to lowa,
says the winter is open and mild there.
Pullman's school rooms are over
crowded and a room is being fitted up
for the overflow in the school auditor
ium, over which Mins Mary Priest will
Pullman Herald: It i.s announced by
old timers that "the winter of '77 and
'78 wan jiitft such another season as this
one, and that breaking plows were run
The Qarfield Enterprise reports two
new cases of smallpox emanating from
the Brownlee ranch three miles north of
Palouse. The Cedar creek school has
Garfield Enterprise: Chas. Daily lost
the thumb from his left hand by the ex
plosion of a shotgun while charivaring
Harry Eapey at the home of the bride's
father, Frank Clifford, Monday night.
Drs. Clark and Dix were called aud the
thumb amputated at the joint near the
The Uniontown Gazette is laboring
manfully for a roller mill and creamery
and cheese factory for that town. The
(iazette says the thrifty German farmers
of that locality are alive to their own
interests and will in future feed more of
their grain to livestock and not follow
the ruinous policy of all wheat.
John Kerr of Pullman exhibited his
brown Leghorn chickens at the Spokane
poultry show and walked away with
nearly the whole thing, according to the
Herald. His birds scored from 92£ to
95 points. Press Campbell's dark Urah
mas took second prize on a score of
90 :t,, and Prof. Waller, with White Leg
horns, won tne bulk of prizes in their
There is no better medicine for the
babies than Chamberlain's Couch
Remedy. Its pleasant taste and prompt
and tffectual cures make it a favorite
with mothers and small children. It
quickly cures their coughs and coldn,
'preventing pneumonia or other serious
consequences. It also cures croup and
has been used in tens of thousands of
cases without a 6ingle failure so far an
we have been able to learn. It not only
cures croup, but when given as coon
as the croupy cough appears, will
prevent the attack. In cases of whoop
ing cough it liquefies the tough mucus,
making it easier to expectorate, and
lessens the severity and frequency of the
paroxysms of coughing, thus depriving
that disease of all dangerous conse
quences. For sale by all druggists.
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bhomo Quinine Tais-
LETB. AH druggistß refund the money if
it fails to cure. E. W. Qbotk'b signa
ture is on each box. 25c,
Brown's in town! What Brown?
Brown the plumber.
THK HO Kit WAR.
January 24.—GeacraJ Baiter reports
British |«,hh fur the dn.v at 2 I killed, 154
wounded and 81 misainf.
January 25.—According to General
Ua Her s dispatch, the wmall garriaon of
Boers on Spion kop, eaptond January
23, wnH surprised, although he admit*
tbe British lum whh c-orinirierable. In
Imh tetter to th.«triH)|irt |t u ||prnaid: "Our
generate will only give oae order, name
ly, 'advance." Geoeral Woodgate,
wounded in tbeSpioa kop attack, died.
January 26.—General Warren retreat
ed from Spion kop, with heavy low The
Boer report Mye they I. ft 1500 dead on
the inn. General Warrea'a troops, who
took Spion Kop, found it too hot to
bold and retreated back across the
rogela r.v.r. They are beatn and
checked in the effort to relieve Lady-
Baiith. rhe Boera claim to have repeat
ed the tactics o! Majaba hill and scaled
spion Kop, drivinij the British out The
position was perfectly commanded by
Boer artillery, which opened a terribly
destructive fire at dawn, after the Ba
pjhsh bad tak.'n it in tbe night, abotrinc
that tbe range* had been measared and
the guns planted and the Bafdteh then
enticed into the trap. Sixteen hqpH* b
minute wen- thrown into the treochM
Boers aay the Britiab tried to ru«h with
PJjyonets, but their infantry went down
before the Boer rifle lire an grass before
a scythe, rhe terrible effeei of artillery
hre 18 naid to I.c show,, on the kop
Boerselaim LSO BritUb aarrendered.
January 27.—Berlin papera claim to
bave a Pretoria telegram Having the
Boera enticed General Warren to Spion
Kop, where they fell upon him, that 17
of hie sannon were captured, and bia loaa
in men 800 killed and 1.",()() wounded.
January 29.— The Hritinh war ofiice
cave our a list of casualties among of
ficers in the recent disastrous battle.
Killed, 23; wounded 1!>, ne of whom
< olonel Blomfield, waa taken prisoner
January SO.—A special dispatch from
Durban says that a refugee who has ar
rived then, from Johannesburg say*
that the destruction of the Boer shell
factory at that place on January 20
waH accomplished. The lohh, it is added,
I* irreparable. The Boers sent hmo
nhelln into all parts of Ktmbeiiy. There
were several casoalties, incloding a wo
man and child. It i H feared in England
that Bailer's army in in danger of being
COt off. Lord Roberts Heems to think
so. England in preparing to guard her
coast Btrongly with the navy and wtrip
the islands bare ol soldiers to sen] to
Africa. Bailer, in a speech to hi* troops,
told them that they ought not to think
because they bad retired from their po
sition that oil their work was of no
avail. On the contrary, in his opinion,
they had gained the key to the road to
Ladjsmith, in which be hoped to be
within a week.
January 31.—General Huller report**
British losses at Spion Kop at more
than 2000, 40 per cent of the force en
gaged. Tlim Boer official report givea
their lose an S3 killed and 120 wounded.
NOKT H W KST N■W S.
A tree cot in Snohomish county was
nine feet in diameter at the butt and
yielded five logs each 34 feet long.
Six thousand tons of sugar beets were
worked by the factory at Waverly, pro
ducing about GOOD sucks of sugar.
A Chebalia lumber dealer has been of
fered $27 per thousand for all the lum
ber be could furnish to an Eastern firm.
The .Northern Pacific telegraph opera
tor at Spragoe was held up by two
masked men last Monday night and |27
taken from the till.
The smallpox Hear," at Moscow is
abating, though there are still a num
ber of caws there. There, have been
about 40 eases altogether.
Joseph R. Willard, in jail at Salem,
Oregon, for the murder of T. I). Perry
three months ago, raieided Saturday by
hanging with n window cord.
The Great Northern railroad is put
ting Japanese at work in the chops and
yards at Billjard and employes fear
that they will be crowded out.
Mrs. J. E. Fenton, an Olympia widow,
cashed her ppnsiou check at Olympia a
few days ago and thugs took it away
from her before she got home. She lost
William ('niiknhank, of Hertford, had
placed some frozen dynamite in an oven
to thaw oat, and then nat down to wait
for it. His remains were gathered up in
Hope Walking at Niagara
The man who wanted to walk across
Niagara Kails on a rope was wisely re
strained by the authorities. Prubably
he is thankful that such was the case.
Death comeH soon enough. Take the in
roads of diHease for example. Common
ailments like constipation, dy* psia,
biliousness, malaria and nervousness, do
much to shorten life. There is a medi
cine that will cure these, if taken "faith
fully, and that is Ilostetter's Stomach
Bitters. Set the Htomach right, and
good health is sure to follow. This
peerless remedy has a record of over fifty
years of cures to back it up. When in
need of a medicine of thin kind, net the
old reliable Hostetter's Stomach Bitters,
with a Private Revenue Stamp over the
neck of the bottle.
Under the oettlement of the truce be
tween the Northern Pacific acd the O. R.
& N. companieH, as it iH telegraphed from
New York, the Oregon railroad will build
77 miles of track between Kiparia and
Clarkston, Yineland, opposite Lewiston.
From present indications Clarkston in
going to be the center of a good deal of
railroad activity. A short time ago the
0. K. <t N. Co. paid $15,000 in cash for
a right-of-way through ViDeland. its
depot grounds for Lewiston-Clarkston
being in Clarkston just at the end of the
Lewiston bridge, and central to the en
tire valley. The right-of-way is five
miles long and sixty feet wide. The pur
chase seems to confirm the report that
the road is to build up the wet<t bank of
the Snake river to the mouth of the
I Salmon, thence to meet the Pacific and
i Idaho Northern from Weieer, forming a
complete line for the Uuion Pacific to
the coast, and probably making a junc
tion with the Northern Pacific in Clarks