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Our new and. lunicl
*< >ii v *\y illustr;itecl
Spring 1 and Summer
is now ready. A_ postal
mailed to us will get one
ii-(H^ of oliarge.
Our Spring Opening ol Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
Thursday and Friday, March 29tli and 80th
when Mrs. ,1. Fisher will take pleasure in receiving and attending
to the calls of her many lady patrons. The entire line is a very
attractive one, selected by her exclusive); in the various Eastern
markets, and consists of many new and beautiful styles. Our
Spring and Summer Novelties in Dry Goods are being daily re
ceived and placed on sale, and when all are delivered will consist of
Silk Waists, Silk Skirts, Silk Wraps, Summer Silks for Skirts, Waists and
Suits, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribhons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Braids, and many other Novelties in Ladies Lingerie.
Our many patrons are cordially invited to call and inspect
our extensive lines before making their purchases.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
&*£ " ((t^gß^fo ' X fijk fi The l«wt shipment having just arrived,
,** Tu^4s^~ f we are lowing a complete line of Ladies'
i-:. /^ v^^Jt^^^/ i Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
V yR&?& —i&fWr^sk'" }T**\ the beHt valueß in tb'H market and of the
l'\w/stfsixm:Wmm latest styles. Eton Jackets and Skirts
\l We also offer some excellent hargaine
] -'^M'pl) k*xo? 'At ™Wl in Ladies" Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
i->yWv jlj upwarde-
/t\ /^*i^>) XI <£%i 1]• J3 As "Special" for this week we have the
/A "Odlßk '\ 1 celebrated Boys' Ribbed Hose"
I^P^y at Ir> centß !)('r lair- Holli fl"" -:» cents at
i \ I JMar%£39> other places.
Pioneer Merchant, Colfax, Washington
Tliiss Year's 3lortcl« 0f....
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with a & J. Clincher Tires,
Are Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kinds. Bicycle and Gun Repairing 1 of every description.
Osborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
f^ j^J) JL General Hardware
y^^^^^^^^^ aiul Crockery.
|¥\^p^pl FOR PRUNING,
A V^^Ofl :^^^^^\v as well as planting, we have all the dif
/S/ )>^^s=s^^s^fe^\\vJ ferent tools that are needed. No matter
S '^^ whether your garden occupies the back
\/^^^ €) <i% *\ yard or man-v acr^B, we can supply you
W, kS\ ' W'th ever.TtllinC necessary in the line of
l^s \V> Knives, Shears, Saws, Pruning Hooks,
co»vr,oh T i-jJ-** Ladders, Etc.
Fine Commercial Printing
Executed l>y
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Legal Blank Publishers. COLFAX,
The Plate to Save Money.
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, March 28.
Nearly a foot of snow fell at Huron,
S. 1).
lour thousand settler* passed St.
I'aul coming Test, most of them to the
Arbockle Brothers announced a re
duction of 5 points in the price of all
grades of retitied sugars.
The state department adds its denial
to that of the Spanish foreign office rela
tive to the Paris story that the United
States had completed the acquisition of
the Danish West Indies.
Thursday, March 29.
After four days of stormy debate the
house passed the army appropriation
While insane, Fred Keynolds killed his
wife and son with an ax at Red Beach,
A petition bearing IGOO names of
Hhoshone county, Idaho, citizens was
received in the senate, asking that the
government troops in theCoeurd'Alenes
be not withdrawn.
Marines will continue to serve the bat
teries of American men-of-war. This de
cision has been made by Assistant Sec
retary Allen as a result of consideration
given to a provision inserted into the
national regulations by a board which
has revised them, practically prohibiting
the further employment of marines as
gun crews.
Kx-President Grover Cleveland was
interviewed in regard to the statement
that he favors the renomination of W.
J. Bryan for the presidency and will
vote for him if he runs again. Mr.
Clevela:! denied he had erer given any
authority for such a statement. He de
clined to give expression to his views on
the subject.
Friday, March 30.
Alderman (has. Joy was shot and
killed by his wife at Leadville, Colorado.
He attacked her with a pistol.
Admiral Dewey announced his willing
ness to run for the presidency, but does
not say what party he will train with.
Joseph Hurst was executed at Glendive,
Montana, for the murder of Dominick
Cavanaugh, who beat Hurst for sheriff
in 1898. He was convicted on circum
stantiul evidence and there was great
doubt of his guilt, but he confessed.
A settlement of the strike in the ma
chine (shops of Chicago was reached. It
is ;i settlement which is to be nat;on?il
in its scope, and under its terms the
general strike timed to involve the 150,
--000 machinists of the country about
April 1, will be averted.
Saturday, March 31.
Former Senator Gibson of Maryland
died at Washington from heart disease.
Twenty thousand men will be benefit
ed by the wage increase recently an
nounced by the tube combine at Pitts
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces is at
Washington asking that his tribe be re
turned to their old country at Wallowa,
The new rural free delivery route from
North Yakima, secured by' Represent
ative Jones, will be over 20 miles long,
covering 11) square miles and serving a
population of 412 persons.
Sunday, April 1.
Former Senator Philetus Sawyer of
Wisconsin died at Oshkosh.
Plague has run its course at Honolulu.
No new cases are appearing.
Dr. B. H. Shaw was shot and killed
by his insane brother-in-law, John xMc-
Kimm, at Kansas City.
A strike of St. Louis painters is prob
able. The journeymen want an advance
in wages from $2.50 to $3 a day.
Gustav Henry Geyer, an old timer at
Butte, Montana, spent several thousand
dollars in a few days and suicided.
Monday, April 2.
Democrats had losses in the Butte,
Montana, election.
Republicans elected their ticket at
Canton, Ohio, by 800 to 1200.
Democrats made gains in several
Michigan cities, though several towns
went republican for the first time.
Republicans swept Cincinnati in the
city election by about 9000. Three
years ago the fusion ticket won by 7445.
Webster Davis, assistant secretary of
the interior, who recently returned from
the Transvaal, resigned his office and
will lecture in behalf of the Boers.
A possible reduction of the war taxes
was foreshadowed in a resolution adopt
ed by the house today, calling upon the
secretary of the treasury for information
as to the probable surplus that the ex
isting revenue laws would create during
this and the coming fiscal year. The
resolution was presented by Mr. Payne,
the floor leader of the republicans.
Tuesday, April 3.
Cash n-beat at Portland. 54 to 55.
The Puerto Rico tariff bill passed the
senate by a vote of 40 to 31.
Republicans made great gains in most
Kansas towns at city elections.
At Butte, Montana, Mrs. Fay Creech
shielded her husband's body from an
assassin and received the bullet hereelf,
killing her.
Republicans elected Campbell mayor
of Tacoma by a majority of 117 over
his fusion opponent. They also took
the majority of the council.
Kansas City democrats elected their
mayor by 1000, reversing a republican
majority of 1439 two years ago. Dem
ocrats were generally successful through
out Missouri.
News from the Philippines received by
the transport Sheridan shows that Ag
uinaldo is in Singapore. The Singapore
papers make mention of the fact and
publish a short interview with him.
People There Hope to Preside Over
Their Own Destinies.
Washington, April I.— The sub-com
mittee of the senate committee, consist
ing of Senators Platt (Connecticut)
Aldnch and Teller, which went to Puerto
Kico to personally investigate condi
tions on the inland to warrant intelli
gent action by congress with respect to
Cuba, has returned to Washington
Senator Platt tonight authorized a
statement concerning the subcommit
tee s observations:
"We inquired as carefully and com
pletely as we cou'.d into the'condition of
the people, their needs, and the pros
pects of establishment of an independent,
satisfactory and stable government by
and for the people of Cuba," hr said.
' We saw and conversed with a great
many prominent and leading men from
all portions of the island, men who
represented different ideas and interests,
from intense conservatism to decided
"It may be said of all classes that
they are looking to the establishment of
an independent government, a Cuban
government. A few are impatient, and
wish for immediate and complete inde
pendence. Others are less Impatient,
believing sufficient time should be taken
to ayoid mistakes and to set up the new
government upon snch a firm basis as
to insure its success and permanence.
All are looking forward to the municipal
j elections that are to take place in the
latter part of May, regarding such elec
tions as the first step toward the es
tablishment of the new government. If
they take place without disorder, and
good ollicials are elected, that will go
far to prove the capacity of the people
for self-governmeut, and steps can be
taken without great delay for further
progress in that direction.
"The problem is complicated by the
fact that self-government is an untried
experiment, by a people who have bad
little opportunity to study its details,
its necessities or its responsibilities.
"We were much impressed by the evi
dences of good administration of the
affairs of the island under Governor
General Wood. He has a very difficult
and complicated problem to deal with,
but we are convinced that he is the right
man in the right place and that his ad
ministration, though firm, is as gentle
as possible, and calculated to lead the
people wisely to the establishment of an
independent government which shall
have close relations with our own, and
in which the interests both of the people
of Cuba and the United States shull be
surely subserved.
"It is not too much to say that the
people of Cuba, in respect to the forma
tion of a stable and beneficent govern
ment are very much like children who
have to be taught and led. They regard
the United States as their friend and
teacher, and as a whole are quite willing
to be guided. There are great possi
bilities in the island. It is fertile, has
great natural resources, and is capable
of cupporting a population four or rive
times as large as it numbers at present.
On the whole, there has been marvelous
recuperation 6ince the declaration of
peace, but it needs American capital
and American enterprise, which hesitates
as yet to go there. English and Ger
man capital seems more confident, and
is being invested. Surely our own peo
ple ought to have as much confidence in
the future of Cuba as foreigners have in
us. On the whole, we were much pleased
and encouraged. The people of the
United States and Cuba should alike ex
ercise patience, being assured that there
by progress will be most certain."
A New Policy Inaugurated lor the
Washington, March 31.—The execu
tion of Moralez and Gonzalez, the Phil
ippine leaders, marks the inauguration
of a new policy in the Philippines. This
is the execution of the death sentence by
order of the military officers in com
mand in the cases of persons, natives or
others, convicted and sentenced by mili
tary commissions organized under the
rules of war. Moralez and Gonzalez
were convicted by a military commission
of the murder of Filipinos and were sen
tenced to be hanged near Bayambong
March 30 and the press dispatches from
Manila show the sentence was carried
into effect. No official report of the
case has been received at the war depart
There have been several cases where
the death penalty was imposed by mili
tary tribunals, but up to the present no
instance where the death sentence was not
commuted to imprisonment for life. It
is stated that General Otis' action is un
doubtedly intended to suppress brigand
age and outlawry in the Philippines, but
some conservative officers fear that his
summary action may jeopardize the
safety of American prisoners now in the
hands oi the insurgents.
General Pana Surrendered.
Manila, March 31.—The Chinese gen
eral, Pana, who has been terrorizing and
devastating the province of Panay, has
surrendered at Logaspi to Brigadier
General Kobbe, who is bringing him to
Favor of Hough Riders.
New York, March 31.—A special to
the Harald from Washington says: Men
who served in the Twenty-second New
York regiment and in Roosevelt's rough
riders will receive two months' extra
pay from the government, as the result
of an amendment of which Representa
tive Clayton of New York was instru
mental in adding to the army appro
priation. These two regiments and two
lowa batteries were mustered out of the
service before the general law went into
effect giving the volunteer extra pay.
The amendment will place those organ
izutions on the same footing as al! other
volunteers in the Spanish war.
Ice Breaks Early.
Seattle, April I.—The ice in the upper \
Yukon shows signs of breaking up, mak- j
ing navigation possible six weeks earlier \
than in any previous season within the !
memory of pioneers. This is the news
brought by the steamer City of Seattle
which arrived today.
If you would have the best blood
purifier and tonic, get Dr. Buck's Celery,
Sarsaparilla and Dandelion compound.
Only at The Elk Drug Store.
Boers Shut Off Drink of the
English Soldiers.
Casually. They Also Romnded Ipa
Few Hundred of the Brit
ish Fighters
London, April 2.—The war office baa
received the following dispatch from
Loid Roberts, dated Bloemfontein Sac
"I received news late yesterday even
ing from Colonel Broadwood atThaba
d'Cba, 38 miles east of here, that in
formation bad reached him that the
enemy was approaching in two forces
from the north and cast. He stated
that if the report proved to be true be
would retire toward the waterworks, 17
miles nearer Bloemfontein, where' we
have hud a detachment of mounted in
fantry for the protection of the works.
"Broadwood was told in reply that
the Ninth division with Marty's mount
ed infantry would march at daylight to
day to BOpport him and that 'if he con
siders it necessary he Bhonld retire from
the water works. He moved there dar
ing the night and bivouacked.
Attacked at Dayhreak.
"At dawn today he was shelled by the
enemy, who attacked him on three sides.
He immediately dispatched two horse
artillery batteries and his baggage to
ward Bloemfontein, covering some of
them with his cavalry. Some two miles
from the water works the road crosses n
deep mullah or spruit, in which during
the night a force of Boers had concealed
themselves. So well were they hidden
that our leading scouts passed over
them and it was not until the wagons
and guns were entering the drift that
the Boers showed themselves and opened
"Many of the drivers of the artillery
horses were immediately shot down at
short range and several' guns captured.
The remainder galloped away covered
by Roberts' horse,which suffered heavily.
"Meanwhile Lieutenant Chester Mast
era of Remington's scouts found a pass
age across the spruit unoccupied by the
enemy, by which the remainder of
Broad wood's force crossed. They re
formed with great steadiness, notwith
standing what had previously occurred.
The Ijoss AVas Heavy.
"Broadwood's report, which has just
reached me, contains no details, hut
states he had lost seven guns and al! his
baggage. He estimates all bis casualties
at about ."{."(0, ineluding2oo missing. On
hearing this morning that Broadwood
was hard pressed, I immediately ordered
General French with the two remaining
brigades to follow in support of the
Ninth division. The latter, after a
magnificent march, arrived on the scene
of action shortly after 2 p. m. Broad
wood's forces consisted of the Royal
Household cavalry, the Tenth HiiKsurs,
the Q and U batteries of the Royal
Horse artillery and Pitcher's battalion
of mounted infantry. The strength of
the enemy is estimated from 8000 to
10,000, with guns, the number of which
is not yet reported."
Boers Took the Waterworks.
London, April 2.—A special dispatch
from Bloemfonteiu this morning says
that the water supply of that place hits
been cut off. This is the natural se
quence of the Boer success at the water
works. But the authorities are hopeful
that the strong reinforcements sent by
the commander-in-chief will promptly
remedy this. It is evident from Roberts'
dispatch that a big engagement is in
Although it is difficult to estimate the
number of British engaged they prob
ably exceed even the eight or ten thous
and men which the Boers are estimated
to number. The scene of the British
disaster appears to be Mealie spruit,
where the Bloernfoutfin road crosses a
tributary of the Modder river.
To Dispute the Advance.
kimberly, April I.—There is a great
Boer activity aloDg the Vaal river.
About six thousand burghers have as
sembled at various points between Four
teen Streams and Christiana. About
700 men ere occupying Wirand north of
Klipdam and 400 men are laagered at
British in a Trap.
Bushman Kop, Saturday, March 31.—
The British force commanded by Colonel
Broadwood, consisting of the Tenth
Hussars, household cavalry, two-horse
batteries and a force of mounted infan
try under Colonel Pilcher, which has been
garrisoning Thanchu, was obliged in
consequence of the near approach of a
large force of Boers to ieave last night.
Colonel Broadwood marched to the
Bloemfontein water works, south of the
Modder, where he encamped at 4 o'clock
this morning. At early dawn the camp
was shelled by the enemy from a near
point. Colonel Broadwood sent off a
convoy with the batteries while the rest
of the force remained to act as a rear
guard. The convoy arrived at a deep
ppruit, where the Boers were concealed
and the entire body walked into ambush
and was captured, together with six
guns. The loss of life was not great,
since most of the British had walked
into the trap before a shot was fired.
General Colviile's division which left
Bloemfontein early this morning arrived
here at noon and is now shelling the
Republican Gains in Montana.
Helena, Mont , April 2.—Republican
gains are reported from most parts of
the ptute where municipal elections were
held today. The most notable republi
can victory was ia Helena, where Ed
wards, republican, defeated Sullivan,
democrat, by a majority of 800, and
elected aldermen in all but one of the
seven wards, including other candidates
on the city ticket. The question of
municipal ownership of water and elec
tric lighting plants and the referendum
entered into the campaign. Edwards
being recognized as the champion of city
ownership of such utilities. Edwards'
majority was the largest ever received
in Helena on an election for mayor. For
the first time in seven years the republi
cans will have control of the government
at Great Falls, and republican gains
were reported from Butte, Livingston
and Anaconda. I'bilipsborg elected ■
silver ticket, and Boseman gained a
democrat in itn council.
Pork Bounced Up,
Chicago, Man-!. 31.-With commission
bouses bidding frantically to fill beavj
outside order, broken for packerascrap
pm« to cover sales, and a chorus ol dis
consolate sports straggling to gel oat
ol the record breaking hull market May
pork at the firsi part of todaj's session
snot np ... cents a hundred over yester
day, which then wenl IT cents over the
previous day.
Surplus Sixteen Millions for Moat*
<>i March
Washington, April 2-Tbe monthly
Btatement ol the government receipts
and expenditure* during .March shown
the total receipts to have beet) |1H 72G -
837 and the expenditures 132.188,2*71
which leaves a surplus for the month ol
The receipts from the several sources
2!,^noA a| 0 a tregiveniulfolloirK Costoms,
$22090.681, an increase as compared
with March of last year ol about *1 -
000,000. Internal revenue, $24 'K\~'
963; increase, $1,566,000. Miscellan
eous, $2,889,192.
The disbursements for the month
charged to the war department amount
ed to $8,329,053, a decrease as con.
pared with March, L 899, of $3 300,000
Navy department, $4,413,637, n de
crease of $430,000. Civil and miscel
laneous, $0,839,836; decrease, $2,203
For the nine months of the present
fiscal year the receipts exceeded the dis
bursements by $54,302,000.
National Hank Circulation.
Washington, April 2.— The month)?
statement of the comptroller of the cur
rency shows thai at the eloae ol busi
ness, March 31, L9OO, the total circula
tion of national bank notes was $270,
--953,068, an increase for the year of
127,900,751, and an increase for the
month of $21,518,190. The circulation
!>iiwe<J on I nited States bonds was $263,
--284,239, nn increase for the year of
$23,358,081, and an increase for the
month of $19,674,201.
The circulation secured by lawful
money wan $] r.668,838, an increase for
the year of $4,542,510, an increase for
the month of $1,843,900.
The amount of United States register
ed bonds on deposit to secure circulating
notes wan $256,001,480, of which those
of the new -' per cents amounted to
#y7,7!t7,i'>'.M>, and to secure public de
posits $89,631,080, of which $ 1!>,!••.••_',
--900 were the U per cents.
Coinage in March.
Washington, April 2.—The monthly
statement of the director of the mini
shows the total coinage at the mints ol
the United States during March to have
been $17,075,688, as follows: Gold
112,596,240; silver, $4,341,375; minor
coins, $138,072.
Bill for Their Forfeiture Introduced
Hj I'ennise,
Washington, March 31.—Senator Pen
rose of Pennsylvania lihh introduced a
bill which proposes to declare that all
transfers of land to, or bj. the present
corporation known us the Northern Pa
cific Railroad company shall be declared
illegal and void; and authorizing the
committee ou Pacific railroads to exam
ine into certain charges and report
thereon. The committee in also given
by the bill full power to send for persons
and papers.
The title of the bill in "A bill to inquire
into the reorganization of the Northern
Pacific Railroad company and the dia
gonal of the lands belonging to the said
Northern Pacific Railroad company by
the Northern Pacific Rail way company."
The charges referred to above are to
be found in the following lengthy pream
ble preceding the enacting clause of the
"Whereas. On July 2, 1864, there
was enacted a bill granting a charter to
certain parties towit: Richard I). Rice,
John A. Poore, Samuel P. Strickland
and others, for building a railroad from
Lake Superior to Pug. t sound, with
branches thereto, under the name and
title of the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company; and
"Whereas, To aid in the construction
of said railroad, public lands to the ex
tent of 43,000,000 acres were given to
said corporation to aid in building the
road; and
"Whereas, Under the said charter con
gress expressly stipulated in section lo
that no bonded debt should ever be cre
ated by the corporation, or mortgage
or lien in any way, except by and with
the con«ent of congress; and
"Whereat*, congress authorized an iw
pue of bondH known as the first mort
gage bondrt, and by the issue of the Haid
bonds the corporation exhaunted ith
power to issue bonds; and,
"Whereas, the corporation, in viola
tion of law and its charter, have issued
80-called second mortgage bondH, $19,
--210,000; third mortgage, $11,481,000;
consolidated mortgage bonds,fl6o,ooo,
--000, and caused an illegal pale of the
property under a foreclosure of the sec
ond and third mortgage bondH which
were illegally isßued, in violation of the
charter, to the injury of the stockholders
of paid corporation, I lie preferred Htock
of the company representing the surrend
ered original first mortgage bonds; and
"Whereas the reorganized Northern
Pacific railway company in illegally using
the charter and franchise** of the North
ern Pacific railroad company to enable
them to dispose (;f the land* and ho
forth belonging to it for the benefit of
the said Northern Pacific raiiway cotn
paDV, and to the injury of. the real
owners of the said charter and land
grant, towit: the unas*entingr stock
holdere of the Northern Pacific railroad
To Fight Epidemics.
Washington, March 81. —Secretary
Gage has submitted to the house a re
quest for $200,000 additional to the
fund to prevent the introduction and
spread of epidemic diseases. He says
that the surgeon general of the marine
hospital service reports that on account
of the continued and increasing danger
from plague, medical officers have been
stationed at United States consulates in
Europe from which emigrants depart.

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