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THE COLFAX GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
New Goods! New Goods!
The Ladie* have always regarded our upinvri /^TiTT'V'TA.T/^ ta
m events to be looked forward to with A JLvJLi\ vx \Jl_ xiii\ ±i\ ijr>3
eager anticipation, and remembered with pleasure. On these occasions they were
wont to grace our departßeate in large numbers by their presence and express
their pleasure and appreciation of our efforts to please. This season we have a
much better variety and strictly up-to-date stock, and delight our visitors by a
display worthy of their patronage.
In New Spring A-ttire
Our big store is now laden with all the beauty and newness
of the season. Attractive goods and. still more at
tractive prices welcome customers to all departments.
The newest, the largest, the grandest display of
new and up-to-date goods ever shown in Colfax.
You are Invited and Expected.
Grand Opening View of Millinery
Tuesday and Wednesday. April 3d and Irli.
What a flutter of delightful anticipation and realization this nnnouncement
will cause! and all expectations will be more than realized on these days when we
place on view the most magnificent collection of Trimmed Hats and Bonnets ever
shown in thin city. Why, the Pattern Hats alone are worth traveling miles to see
Here are productions from such renowned Modistes as Virot, Esther Meyer, Heitz-
Moyer, Felix, Madame Carlier, Poyanue and Michniewics-Turee, whose beautiful
creations are admired throughout the civilized world. And no less elegant are the
productions from our own work-room. Copies, adaptations and original concep
tions that will win a host of new friends and admirers.
Watch for our Hand Hill on Monday, April 2<l.
Colfax's Greatest Store,
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS
Our new goods are arriving daily and
we ore Knowing
Now Shirt Waists, New Silk Waists,
New Fancy and Plaid Dress Goods,
New Plaid Silks for Waists,
New Materials in Organdies,
Dimities, and Dotted Swiss.
All our Department* are being filled with novelties. Be sure and call and you
will find that we are still wiling at old prices, although most lines have advanced
mnce our purchases.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
)ffifep Now is the time
f ■: N ra fora good Spring Hlood Medicine. Purge
;"t — "*ailL| U\ the syateni of all impurities by the use of
-~ W PURIFY A/fift Dr. Buck's Celery,
o&Bwunn N' - Sarsaparilla and
. DI I! Dandelion Compound.
, 1^ It will tone up the system, make the
.**&■•>'*■« C 4 •r; r*^^ eye sparkle with good health, make your
?r V ■^■■W •«& blood rich an(l red» makfc the complexion
, >S. C\j' -Lk».r* v-v clear, and sleep like a child. Sold only at
■■ The Elk Drug Store.
rFlii* Year's 3Xo<lel« of
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with 6. & J. Clincher Tires.
Are Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kiinlH. Bicycle and Gun Repairing- of every description.
GEO. L. CORNELIUS,
Oeborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
Fine Commercial Printing:
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Legal lilank Publishers. COLFAX.
It will pay you to examine
CARLEY'S ROLLER FEED MILL
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% tone capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CARLEY IRON WORKS, Colfax, Wash.
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COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1900.
NEWS OF THE STATES
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the I nion.
Boiled Down As It Conies From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, March 21.
Delaware republicans, in convention,
endorsed the MeKinley administration.
Thirty eases uf smallpox have broken
out in the Great Northern grading
camp near Fort Kenton, Montana.
J. F. Allen of New Orleauß bought 1 -
000,000 tickets to the Paris exposition
as a speculation and expects to clean
Five Kansas City politicians and two
newspaper reporter* figured in a shoot
ing affray last night in which 18 bullets
were tired at close range and not one of
the combatants was scratched.
The monthly statement of the collec
tions of internal revenue show that for
the month of February, l!) 00, the total
receipts from all sources were $20,800,-
GG2, an increase as compared with the
same month in 1800 of $1,160,659.
During the last eight months the total
receipts were #195,608,878, an increase
over the corresponding period of last
year of |16,825,184.
Several hundred miners marched into
Boonville, 111., from the surrounding
country and closed the Wooley, Hester
& Kelly mines, which are operated with
non-union men. A procession was
formed at the court house, union men
who refused to join being forced in by
revolvers. There was a riot along the
main streets, and several non-union
miners were badly hurt.
At Gretna, Nebraska, a mob took
Louis Figg and wife, alleged religious
fanatics, from their beds and treated
them to a coat of tar and feathers.
The mob, numbering about thirty
prominent citizens, made no attempt at
disguise. It is alleged that Figg and
bie wife had caused a number of women
to forsake home, husbands and chil
dren and take up residence in the " Figg
Speaker Henderson took occasion
during a call by President Gompera and
other officials of the Federation of
Labor to make known hip personal
views concerning an eight-hour work
day. The labor leaders called to dis
cuss the outlook for legislation on the
eight hour bill, the bill against convict
made goods, and that limiting the
issue of injunctions by the federal
courts. Although several members of
the delegation preferred to place the
injunction bill foremost, it was the final
view of Mr. Gompers and all hie asso
ciates that the eight-hour measure
should be the first to receive attention
from congress. This led Speaker Hen
derson to express his personal views on
the eight-hour question. He said he
had always believed that the product of
a man working eight hours a day was
much better than that of a man'com
pelled to work longer hours.
General passenger agents of the rail
roads operating in the territory west of
Chicago have become involved in a quar
rel with the United States government
over the rates to be paid for the move
ment of soldiers to San Francisco en
route to the Philippines. The govern
ment authorities are withholding nearly
¥175,000 demanded by the western rail
roads for the transportation of soldiers.
The troops were moved on orders from
the war department, and each man was
charged at the full tariff rate, less the
deduction of land-grant roads. When
the railroad asked a settlement of the
transportation bills the treasury depart
ment demanded a rate of two cents per
mile lees than the land-grant reductions.
The two cents per mile rate is that given
to parties of 20 or more traveling on
one ticket, and this applies only to
organizations traveling for the purpose
of giving entertainments, exhibitions
and those taking part in contests.
Thursday, March 22.
The democrats, populists and silver
republicans of Idaho adopted resolu
tions favoring fusion.
" Preacher" Jones, a negro, murdered
Ella Jones and five children with an ax
at Garners, N. C. He has been ar
The navy department has issued
orders for the repair of the cruiser
Boston, now at the Mare island navy
yard, the cost of which will be about
Frank Jones, of New Hampshire,
undisputed leador of the Granite state
democracy for a quarter of a century
and a bosom friend of ex-President
Cleveland during the latter's twelve
years of political activity, has renounced
all connection with the democratic
party and will vote and work for Mc-
Kinley this year.
Friday, March 23.
TLe element in the republican ranks
iv the senate favoring free trade with
Puerto Rico decided at a conference to
oppose any action looking to an early
vote and to ask for further time in case
the question should come up.
At Lima, Ohio, 100 persons were
taken suddenly ill from poison effects
after attending a dinner given by the
Women's Home Missionary Society of
Trinity church. Some of them are'still
in a precarious condition, and several
will die. The poison has been traced to
The Sioux have just finished a pro
tracted council at Oak Creek, S. D., with
Major Bingerheimer, the Indian agent,
over the Black Hills treaty of 1876.
The Indians have long claimed that this
treaty was signed by one-third of their
number, instead of three-fourths, as
required by law. Major Bingenheimer
corroborates the claims. The Indians
will employ legal aid to have the treaty
declared null and void.
Saturday, 3larch 24.
President McKinley signed the Puerto
Rican relief bill.
The State bank at Hardy, Nebraska,
was robbed of $4000. Burglars blew
the safe, and there is no trace.
Robert Fitzsimmons and "Kid" Mc-
Coy were matched today to fight July 4,
25 rounds at catch weights. Both men
posted $2500 forfeit.
The exchange of bonds for the 2 per
cent iHKHc authorized by the new eur
55Sf?Jfe W llp tv dfite aggregate $148,
--893,400. Of thin Hum 1130,559 750
were offered by the national banks 'and
! $13,290,860 by individuals.
Information received at the postoffice
department indicates that the efforts to
get mail through to the gold fields
through the Alaskan mountains are
meeting with success. Mail was recently
. transmitted from Skagway to Circle
City in 19 days, which broke all records
and the dispatch of a letter from Circle
City to Washington in 30 days as was
recently done would have been impossible
Sunday, March 25.
Republicans of tht> Seventh West Vir
ginia congressional district instructed
JatncH Cummings, a railway toostal
clerk, under arrest at Virginia City,
Nevada, for theft of a registered pack
age valued at $ HO, suicided with lauda
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Flerarey, an aged
couple, quarreled at Cheyenne, Wyom
ing, while intoxicated. 'The man set
fire to the woman's clothes and she was
The Berwind-Wbite Coal Mining Com
pany of Pennsylvania notified its miners
of a general average advance of 20 per
cent, making the wages the highest
paid during the last 20 years.
Extensive preparations are being
made at the United States naval obser
vatory for photographing and observ
ing the total eclipse of the sun which
occurs on May 28. Two government
stations will observe the eclipse, one in
South Carolina and one in Georgia.
Monday, March 20.
Mayor Phelan of San Francisco re
ports that city safe from bubonic plague.
J. 0. I.urhom shot and killed his part
ner, V. G. Weiman, at Sumpter, Oregon.
They had quarreled for several days.
Democrats carried Dcs Moinesflowa,
by 500 to 800, and also captured the
Burlington mayor. Republicans took
Clinton by 1000 and Sioux City by 100.
Officers and crew of the Charleston
were vindicated by a court of inquiry
looking into the loss of the vessel on an
uncharted rock off the north coast of
Chas. W. Mußsey, cashier of the Merch
ants' National Bank at Rutland, Ver
mont, ism jail for embezzlement of $145,
--000 of the bank's funds. The institu
tion is wrecked.
Tuesday. March iI7.
March wheat at Chicago. 65J£; May,
C 5* 4 . Portland, cash, 53 to oi; Tacoma,
Representative Chas. 11. Grosvenor was
nominated for the sixth time for con
gress by the republicans at Athens, Ohio.
Resolutions were adopted endorsing the
acts of the administration in regard to
the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
The new Philippine commission held a
preliminary meeting today at the head
quarters of the old commission at
Washington. Judge Taft, the president,
called the body to order and the plans
for the committee movements were thor
S -cretary Root took a step long con
templated in the administration cf the
Philippines by directing the creation of
an entirely new military division, to be
known as the division of the Pacific,
embKacing all of the Philippine archi
pelago. The division, in turn, is to be
divided into four military departments,
as follows: The department of northern
Luzon, commanded by Genera! Mac-
Arthur; the department of southern
Luzon, commanded by General Bates;
the department of the Viscayas, com
manded by General Hughes, and the
department of Mindanao and Jolo, com
manded by General Kobbe. Major Gen
eral Otis will retain the supreme com
mand over these departments as division
MAFEKIXU HAS BUT LITTLE HOPE.
British Are Skirmishing With Boers
IG7 Milps Away.
London, March 24.—Lord Roberts"
main army continues waiting at Bloem
fontein. The sentimental interest in the
fate of Mafeking has intensified with
Colonel Plumer'n forced retirement to
Crocodile Pools, where he was two
months ago. Relief from the north now
dwindles to improbability.
Lord Methuen is skirmishing with the
Boers at Warrenton, IG7 miles away.
Although seemingly in force sufficient to
do pretty much as he likes, he has not
advanced these five days. It is hoped
that his military administration has a
pleasant surprise in preparation for the
British by raising the siege with a strong
contingent of cavalry and artillery de
touring to Mafeking, while Commandant
Snyman is drawn off to engage Colonel
General French-! cavalry and mount
ed infantry, according to a rumor, are
fighting somewhere east of Bloemfon
tein. This suggests more Boer bad
news, as Commandant Olieviers com
mando, with 2000 wagons, is reported
on the Basutoland frontier, toiling
northward toward Kroonstad,via Lady
brand. This enormous wagon train is
supposed to be moving 25 miles a day.
General French's cavalry posts stretch
from Bloemfontein eastward to the
General Buller has not yet moved in
The Eighth division will go direct to
Lord Roberts' effective forces at the
front 10 days hence will be, it is esti
mated, 70,000 men, with the easy possi
bility of moving eastward, forcing the
Boers to evacuate the Biggarsberg range
and joining hands with General Buller
before continuing the promenade to
The Delagoa Bay railroad arbitration
reward is editorially considered in the
morning papers. The approaching de
claration of the findings of the arbitra
tors is welcomed as coming at an appro
priate moment, and as bringing the ac
quisition of Delagoa Bay appreciably
An Apology Made.
New York, March 27.—A special to
the Journal and Advertiser from Wash
ington says: Lord Salisbury has apol
ogized to the United States for the
opening, by the British censor at Dur- !
ban, of mail addressed to ex-Consul C.
E. Macrum at Pretoria. The apology
will be sent to the house committee on
foreign affairs by Secretary of State
when Mr. Macrum's case against the
state department ia heard.
SHALL WE RETALIATED
Question of Excluding Alien
Miners From Alaska.
Populist Senator Allen Heady to
Advise Not to Bnllat in the
Washington, March 26.— The trouble
some question of alien ownership of
mining claim* in Alaska was before the
senate today, but action had not been
reached when the senate adjourned for
The conduct of the British government
in excluding American citizens from
claim ownership in the Atlin coun
try seems to have provoked v
desire for retaliation, and in this spirit
Senator Haasbrough today offered a
sweeping anti-alien amendment to the
Alaska civil code bill. It wish supported
by Senator Carter, who has charge of
the bill. Senator Morgan offered a sub
stitute, and the two amendments were
pending when the senate adjourned.
During the discussion it was asserted
that the Laplanders which the American
government sent north some time ago
with a herd of reindeer to relieve the ice
bound whalers in the arctic, heard of
the rich gold strikes at Cape Nome and,
using the reindeer, outraced a party of
American miners and seized a number of
the best claims.
The bill was under consideration dur
ing the greater part of the session. An
amendment was agreed to fixing a
license on every kind of trade and com
merce in the district of Alaska, the
license ranging from $10 to $500 per
annum. The measure had not been
disposed of at the conclusion of the
l'opullttt Allen's Resolution.
The resolution offered lant Saturday
by Senator Allen calling on the secretary
of war for information relative to causu
alities in the American army in the Phil
ippines was then taken up.
Senator Allen supported the resolu
tion in a brief speech, after Senator
Gallinger had suggested that it ought
to go to the committee on military
Senator (ialiinger intimated that the
resolution would have the effect of din
couraging enlistments in the army.
Senator Allen declared that to send
the resolution to the committee on mili
tary affairs was to destroy and smother
it. He said that owing to the climatic
and other conditions in the Philippines,
the American army could not remain
there for two ye.-irs. He said that ill
ness and suicide among the troops were
on the increase. He believed the Ameri
can people were entitled to the facts.
He was prepared, he said, to go so far
as to advise men not to enlist for duty
in the Philippines.
Adverting to a reference by Senator
Allen during the course frf his speech,
that Senator Uaiiinger had not served
in the civil war, the latter said his ser
vices had been offered and had been
refused ou what he thought were insuffi
cient grounds. His wish to have the
resolution referred was not due to any
effort to have it smothored, but that it
should be examined by a proper commit
tee. He was satisfied that while the per
centage of illness was not high in the
Philippines, the evident intention of the
resolution was to obtain information
that might be easily garbled for politi
Senator Hawley, chairman of the com
mittee on military affairs, was inclined
to think the inquiry ought to be made,
the statistics from the Philippines placed
side by side with similar statistics on
the wars with other nations. He be
lieved Senator Allen wiuld be disap
pointed in the result. In order that the
resolution might be amended, it was on
his motion referred to the committee on
S'IAKTLING KENTUCKY EVIDENCE.
Golden Says There Was A Bi« Plot
Frankfort, Kj., March 24—In the
preliminary bearing of the alleged con
spirators in the murder of (Joebel—Sec
retary of State Caleb Powers and Cap
tain John Davis of the capitol police—
F. Wharton Golden gave some startling
testiaiony. Speaking of the brother of
the secretary of state, Golden said: "John
Powers told me they had two negroes to
kill Goebel. They were Kerker Smith
and Dick Coombs."
He also testified that there was a plan
to bring mountain feudists who had
good Colts 45s and would stand to kill
off enough democratic members of the
legislature to give the republicans a
majority. Further testimony was that
John Powers told him Goebel was to be
killed that morning.
Decided To Tell All.
Frankfort, March 26,—At the resump
tion of the trial today, Golden said he
learned about two weeks ago that he
would be arrested if he did not tell what
he knew about the assassination, and if
he did the attorneys for the common
wealth would try to save him from pros
Golden said he had told Judge Flem
ing of Winchester that he intended to
tell all he knew about the affair. While
he was in Winchester he said he was
stopped by two men, Dr. Foster and
Wm. Steele, who grabbed him by the
arms and cursed him for exposing the
republican party. Golden replied that
he had not exposed the party.
He could not remember that he had
ever heard Powers say he intended to
harm any one. Dick Coombs,the alleged
assassin, was brought to Frankfort, he
said, by William Cullon, one of the de
Witness said that when he heard, on
his way to Louisville with Powers, that
Goebel had been shot and told Powers
what had happened Powers said it was a
dirty shame and an outrage.
Almost a Fiffht in Court.
Frankfort, Ky., March 26—The most
| thrilling event of the examination of
| republican secretary of etate, Caleb
Powers, occurred this afternoon shortly
after 3 o'clock, and for a few minutes
it looked as if eerions trouble could
not be prevented. Judge George Denny,
for the defendant, in an argument upon
the competency -I a question, Hniil :
It is perfectly lawful for people to
come nere armed. I came here several
He was referring to the crowd that
wan present at the himhh meeting held in
tbe statehouse yard )ost prior to Gov
ernor Goebel's mmnirinntion.
Colonel Campbell for thn prosetutiuii
replied that he did Dot consider it law
ful, and was surprised to know that Mr
Denny hud come hen> armed.
Denny denied baring made men a
statement, and said that be did not
Campbell insisted that he made the
Btatement. Both men were much ex
cited ami spoke with vehemence, and
with arms shaking, commenced to ad
vance towards each other. The court
room was crowded and the audience
evidently thought a Bgbt was on and
made a mad rash for the doors and
windows, people falling over each other
in their wild fffortN to get out of the
room. Several policemen and deputy
sheriffs were crying for order, and Judge
Moore was bringing hi* gavel down
with terrific force and urging the people
to take their seats. After 10 minutes of
the most exciting scenes since thr- uhhu*
Bination, quiet was restored.
-Just as soon as the room began to
grow orderly, ex-Governor Brown, one
of the attorneys for the defense, whig
pered to Colonel Campbell, who promptly
tfroseand apologized to Denny and to
the court, Judge Denny replying in a
very happy speech. <>n an inspection of
the record it was found th.it Colonel
Campbell had misconstrued Judge
At the conclusion of the examination
of Golden, the commonwealth rested its
It was stated last ni^ht that Mrs.
Golden would also be introduced an a
witness, but she was not put on the
Btand. It is stated tii.it she is an un
Held t<> the Grand J«ry.
Frankfort, X.v., March 27 — Tin- fourth
da\ of the trial of republican Secretary
of State Power* began with theeourt
room cleared of all people excepting
attorneys, newspaper correspondents
ami officers of the court. The attor
neys for t lie defense announced that
no testimony would h»> introduced for
the defense and that they would waive
further examination. The pardon in-
Boed to Powers by Governor Taylor
was tendered by Brown an a l»ar to the
prosecution and be asked that defend
ant be dismissed. Colonel Campbell
said the commonwealth denied Taylor's
ri^ht to issue a pardon. Governor
Brown then moved that the prisoner he
dismissed upon the evidence, bat the
motion was overruled. I! til was then
asked for. Judge Moore H.-iid: "It in
not my belief that Powers tired the shot
which killed Goebel, hut on tne evidence
it in nay opinion lie was connected with
the conspiracy to kill him. I hIwiII
therefore order that he be held over
without bail to the Franklin county
grand jury that the case may be further
MADE THE AMIS FEEL VERY HAD.
Educated Filipino Told Them a Few
New York, March 25.—Ramon Keyes
Lalo, the Filipino who believes that his
countrymen will prosper only under
American rule, baa returned from bis
lecturing tour in New England, and
gives an amusing account, of the over
tures made to him in Boston by the
anti-imperialist league of Edward Atkin
son and other kindred spirits. The re
sult of these advances was a Hat footed
declaration from Mr. Labi that he had
no use for the league, which surprised
Kdwurd Atkinson, William Lloyd Garri
son and others very much.
It appears from Mr. Lala'sdeseriptfoa
of hiH interview at the league headquar
ters, that these gentlemen wen- labor
ing under the impression that their vis
itor wan of the Agoneillo type of Filipino
Mr. Atkinson and his friends, Mr. Lala
said, greeted him upon bis arrival at
their headquarters with open arms, and
started in to weep with him over the
shooting of his countrymen for mere liiHt
of power by thin government, which
they believed to be a monster.
"In my talk with them," said ifr.Lala,
"I Haw very clearly how poorly they were
informed about everything to do with
the Philippines. When I tried to explain
the conditions they interrupted me with
assertions about corruption at Wash
ington and refused to listen to any argu
ment I could make from the point of
view of a Filipino who grew up in the
Philippines and known their real condi
"'Gentlemen,' I said finally,'l hold
you responsible for thousand* of deaths
in the Philippines. You have done
wrong. You have made my people
think a large number of people in this
country are in sympathy with this in
surrection. You are not well informed
enough to know that from Aguinaldos
rule the Filipinos can expect absolutely
nothing. He showed his insincerity by
selling himself to Spain.
"Instead of being an Aguinaldo or
an Agoncillo, I am an expansionist, for
I believe the Americans, with their capi
tal and brains, will make my people
happier than they have ever been. In
my mind Admiral Dewey is the savior of
that country, and the people are already
appreciating the benefits of his victory.
I don't believe all the stories about the
corruption of this govrrnment, for the
reason that I've lived here off and on
for twelve years, and have learned to
know the true worth of the American
In spite of this declaration, however,
the anti-imperialists refused to change
their views either regarding the Philip
pines or Mr. Lala.
"As I left,'' said the latter, "Mr. Win
slow shook hands with me and said he
still greeted me as a countryman of
Aguinaldo, leading me to believe that he
could not greet a Filipino in any other
way. My visit showed me that these
professed friends of my country do not
understand the people there at nil.
Furthermore, I believe they have not
the intelligence necessary to alter a na
tion's judgment, for wherever I have
I been I have found the American people
in favor of expansion."
E. M. Lyons & Co. are preparing to closa
out their general merchandise business at Pa
louse and will remove it to Pendleton, Oregon.