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TREED UNDER A TREE
Colfax Soldier Hoy raptured a
A Itope .iikl a i.imh Quite Effective
in Making an Insar-
The following letter has j i ] >— t ben re
ceived from (icon;.- W Hull, a Colfax
boy now an enlisted man in Company C,
35th Infantry, nerving in tie Philip
NorsMgnray, I. I, Feb. 0—! have
been kept quite busy nitice I readied the
inland*, the first three weeks having
I ecu ppent in wading through mud and
water, and in the hospital. The npt ni
the time we bHve been hiking <><.-« r tbe
hills and mountains in peaich >.' the
i-ih my. but ho far have only loin the
real thing two or three tir.ns
I u,tH very much surprint-d ! ■ Bnd
Mich large river* and hiuh mountain*.
The principal trees Hie mahogany and
ham boo. All, or nearlj all the land
that i«a not cultivated is povered with
tall gram from four to twelve tut hiuh.
The uiountaius have precipitous hides,
mid h'iiii>- ol the trans arc so Hteep thut
it is \cry difficult tor troops to make
much headway in travelling over them.
Tin- enemy have every natural ad
vantage over our troops, but they do
nut profit by the advantages. We have
hiked out over tlie mountains, through
narrow trails and roads, where we could
not see hi)t a few yards on either fide,
and nlept in the rice field*, and on c\t'v\
house, in the most conspicuous place
there would he a large white Bag Hying.
In the distant rice fields where the na
tives were cutting th.ir rice, could be
seen dozens of white flags, some on short
sticks, and others on long liainhoo
poles. They thoroughly understand the
white Bag system.
<»n December 1 1, 1 *'.>'.), us we marched
into battle at San Miguel, I honestly be
lieve that we saw at least one thousand
flags. We came upon a native hut, and
the poor old woman did not have time
enough to get a nice stick and hem a
piece of white cloth, ho she just pinned a
handkerchief on her parasol and waved
it out of the window. Another strange
thing is the rapidity with which these
people change their clothing and ap
pearances. About December 22, we
hiked out in the middle of the night to a
place (Barrio de Palmas) that we afte-
ward called Googoos lion. There were
7<» insurgents there. We reached the
place at daylight with three companies,
surrounded the village and formed for
action. We lay down behind the rice
paddies aud could hear their bugle calls,
and in a lew minutes could sre "goo
goos" running in all directions, ami
changing their clothes on the run. They
wear white suits under their uniforms,
and whenever they see a Tinted States
soldier, at once proceed to change, and
then are "amigos" or friends. Out of
the 7u insurgents we captured a lieuten
ant, corporal and trumpeter —also one
horse. The rest et-caped. There were ho
shots fired at all. All that waH done
oat of the ordinary was to place a nice
rope around the brown lieutenant's
neck, and raise him a distance of about
four feet off the ground aud then let him
down again. You would have been sur
prised to hear the young man talk. He
could "sabe" almost anything after
The prisoners were brought into our
camp, and after dinner each of them
took the oath of allegiance, and wan
given a box of hardtack and sent home
—or went back to his place in the "in
surgent army. ' A few days afterward
we went out in the mountains and
brought back 27 "googoos," and went
through the same performance of lifting
a pair of them from the ground. One
of them had to be raised twice before he
could be induced to talk, and gave the
desired information. Of course all of
them were at once turned loose. You
can see at once that the Americans do
not wish to disturb or cause them any
unnecessary trouble, but if a native is
caught selling a bottle of wine to a sol
dier, he is confined in jail.
The American and Spanish troops
have destroyed millions of dollars worth
of church property and left some grand
old ruiiiH. When the natives go to
church they kneel all the time the ser
vices are going on. They do not have
seats in the churches here, like we do.
Nearly every church has six or eight bells,
little and big. and they make a horrible
noise when rung.
Last night the natives of this town
were knocked off their feet, when to their
surprise two (iatling guns and a fair
sized cannon were lined up in front of
the guard house. We are expecting
trouble every night so do not know
when the big thing will happen, but we
are ready for anything that comes.
We are quartered behind a large
church, and between that and an old
Spanish block house, and in front of an
old cemetery, where four or five funerals
puss daily. They bury the dead with
out a box of any kind. They simply
have them dressed fairly well, and cov
ered with church decorations, aud drop
them into a shallow grave. Then the
mounters go home smiling and appar
ently happy. Some of the funerals are
very grand. A brass band heads the
procession, and Frequently plays rag
The ireddiogs are eqaallj strange. On
January 11 there were ten weddings at
the church, .hint us we had reveille the
native band began its tour. The band
would march to the residence of the tirst
bride, and a procession would be formed,
with the (room about thirty feet in ad
vance. Then would come the bride and
two bride's maids, followed by the baud
and friends and relatives brought up
the rear. All the time the band was
playing nice soft music. The band made
several trips over the different parts of
the city, until the ten couples were
gathered together at the church, when
one ceremony was used, and the band
agaiu took up its duty of escorting the
recently married couples to their re
spective homes. It was nearly noon
when the last couple left the church. It
is seldom that they have a single wed
ding. They range frou three to twenty
at a time. When a young man has §.">()
he can get married if he can find the
lady that suits him and whom he pleases.
The village bands of the Island of Lu
zon are institutions that have long been
organized and kept up by the govern
ment. It was the practice of the Span
ish governors to provide a plaza or park
in each village, where a magistrate is lo
cated, that magnate having hie office in
the "court house" which was built on
I one corner of the plaza. Then some man
accused of crime would be sentenced to
serve so ninny years as keeper of the
plaxa. In the plaza a band stand would
be erected, and a village band would be
provided in the same way a garden* r and
a care taker was obtained—by sentenc
ing criminal-! to cerve n Uiu- of years hr
members of tbe band at iba't point.
I;ven now in towns an large as L'olfax,
you will find the plaza still being cared
for by the convict care-taker, un-l the
band still composed of convicts doing
time in this way.
February 11.—Tbw is the Lord's day,
and a very beautiful one to tie sure.
Having a few moments to spare I will
try and firiif-h my letter. I wish to call
attention to an article in tbe Orcgoniar,
which was sent our company in the h'rsr
mail we received after reaching Luzon.
It stated that the 35th regiment was of
the "glum" of eastern cities—a poor
body of men, of very little principle.
That they inputted women, stepped on
children, and knocked dona men. Timt
thej would go in business houses and
U' t what they wanted and then refuse to
pay for the goods. In fact, that the
M.ldiers of the regiment were disboHest
and ungentlematily. la the same paper
is the statement that the 39th regi
ment was made up of the cream of thf
recruiting offices of the uorthwest, and
a l.ietter body of men could not befoucd.
With the iasr statement 1 have no
quarrel. The 39th is a tine regiment, bur
the record of the 35th at Vancouver,
Honolulu and vwr\ other place where
we have been stationed, has not bee;.
excelled by that of any other regirueuf
I will admit that tbe -T.Mh has done
more fighting, than the 35th. But the
work we have been given to do has been
well done. We Lave waded Throng!,
mud, climbed mountains, lived on
starvation ration?, doing scavenger and
police duty, and no complaint has ever
been made againt us from our superior
officers. We predict that as soon an the
35th can police all the villages on this
great Island of Luzon, it will be time to
send us home. It is a great honor, as
well as a pleasure to be a tin soldier in
the volunteers. All we have is orders
and pleuty of them, even though they
be poor ones.
February 21.—Well, how could we do
any better, under the circumstances, and
takiujj into consideration the food we
had to exist on. Here is a sample: A
very poor grade of bacon, and the same
of rice, hardtack with all kinds of bugs
in them and a little colored water for
coffee. Sometimes we have a few Ameri
can potatoes, and when we have bread
it is the worst I ever saw. For weeks at
a time we ate nothing but rice and
prunes or peaches. I sincerely hope that
when I get out of this grand service that
in all my future travels 1 will never run
up against any rice and prunes.
February 22.—1 had to close last
night on account of a supposed attack.
We were called out at o:4fi in the eveu
ing, and laid in the brush and wet grass
ail night, and when the glorious old sun
came out this morning, our ilock that
was so badly scattered last night, began
to assemble at the guard house, all in
The company has been very busy tbe
last ten days. On the 14th inst.,'which
was being celebrated in the United States
an St. Valentine's Day, our officers
thought to make the day a little more
sacred to the minds of the American
people. They planned a great battle.
So at half past two on that morning,
we hiked over to San JoHe, about twelve
miles, and stationed ourselves on the
bank of the river, where we were in good
hiding from the enemy, while the Fourth
cavalry, Seventeenth infantry and Third
artillery surrounded the town on throe
Hides, to drive the natives across the
river, where they could be killed by com
panies C and F, of the Thirty-fifth. The
attack wan to be at 7 o'clock in the
morning. We waited and watched until
noon, and hearing no disturbance what
ever, we at once returned to camp—tired,
hungry and sleepy. After taking a little
rest we started back to the same place
in the early morning of the Kith. F
troop of the Fourth cavalry, and Co's
C and F of the Thirty-fifth infantry made
a loDg and wearying march, and turn
ing a sharp curve in the trail, we ran on
an insurgent outpost and hospital, and
the fun started in earnest. The Googoos
ran in all directions. Major Short was
mounted on his gray horse. He and
eight or ten of the advanced guard made
a swift charge after them. The major's
revolver missed tire three times. 1 suc
ceeded in making the first capture, after
chasing my "nigger" about 200 yards.
I treed him in a hole under some'trees.
He was a major in the insurgent army,
and was armed with a two edged stilleto.
He denied that he was an insurgent until
we placed a small rope around his neck,
and when he thought his time had come,
he owned up like a good "nigger."' He
had $2 50 in silver and a few e< ppers,
also his commission papers. By this
time the boys had sighted a few'more,
ho Corporal Mcllroy and I started out
to catch one that had a gun. After fir
ing tive times at him, and running 150
yards through rice paddies and brush,we
saw him fall. Thinking be had been hit,
we stopped running, and walked up,
reaching him in time to see him hiding
his gun. When we came up he held up
his hands and said: "Amigo, amigo,''
meaning friend, lie had a Remington
ritle and about G5 cartridges, and one in
the gun. The cartridges were brass
balled. We chased round through the
brush for an hour or so: then ate a
small breakfast and started for camp
with three prisoners—a major, a captain
and a private.
On the 17th a detail of eight men took
the prisoners down to Balinag, the
headquarters of the Thirty-fifth. We
are seeing some very hard service. The
I". S. volunteers have hiked over more
ground and done more scavenger work
than any four regiments of the state
This being the 22d day of February,
and not having any national ceremonies
to attend, I will try and celebrate the
l!7th anniversary of my birth as best I
can under the condition of affairs.
I must say it is a very tame celebration.
The Colfax boys send their best wishes
to their friends. All of them are well
and in good spirits at present. I will
take a picture of the Colfax delegation
in a few days and send you one.
Geobge W. Hill.
What is. Shiloh?
A grand old remedy for Cough, Colds
and Consumption; used through the
world for half a century, has cured in
numerable cases of incipient consump
tion and relieved many in advanced
stages. If you are not satisfied with the
results we will refund your money. Price
25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. For sale by The
Elk Drug Store, F. J. Stone, proprietor,,
COLFAX OAZKTTK. CoLFAX, AVASIUXGTON, APRIL n, 1000.
This illustration is from
a photo t.ikp.'i near the
mouth >if the shaft of the
Best Cfaaoce eopper-ptold
mine on the Pen.! d'Oreille
rivpr, the Ptock of which in
held intir.ly by \V|,itiii m
county investors. (h\ the
left ifl Arthur Howe, irrrx ni|
manager, >nu] on the right
John Lloyd, mine en peri d
tendent. In the middln r.-
J. It. Good and K. If. War
iier, heavy Btockboldi rs.
The burros ::rv each loaded
with valuable ore from the
Best Chance, which i* show
ing wonderful richnetip. The
photo whs taken bj W. W,
Wtiit.., alao ;i Whitmaa
count; man, and men tary
of the Beat Chance C<»m
pauy. Tliis in it sample of
the illustrations whi h «ill
appear in "Whitman Coun
ty People and Places,"' now
in courHf <.'f preparation b.v
John M. Stiuson, Collax,
\\ arli. Scud iv your photos
for use in the honk, which
will be a valuable one to al!
Whitman County People.
Chairman of County Commis-
sioners Wants Out.
His Resignation Was a Surprise
and Was Filed Solely for
The only populist on the board of
county commissioners has resigned.
Commissioner Chas. N. Hinchliff, chair
man of the board, sprung a surprise
Monday afternoon when he handed to
Mark E. Tant, clerk of the board, his
resignation of office.requesting only that
it take effect nt once. No explanation
of the move wan made in the document;
but Mr. Hinchliff says it was made for
purely business reasons. Qesays a man
in business cannot afford to be hamp
ered with the position; that his official
acts hurt his business by driving trade
from him, and besides takes too much of
his time. While people generally won
der if this is Mr. HinchlifTs only reason
for handing in his resignation, it is the
only one be advances, and probably it is.
Mr. Hinchliff was elected county com
missioner from the Third district "in the
populist landslide of 1896 and has
served three years and three months.
His term would have expired next Jan
The district includes the towns of Col
fax, Klberton and Endicott, running
west to Texas Ferry and south to Snake
The resignation will probably be ac
cepted at the next meeting of the board
on tli!> lirst Monday in May, and a huc
ceseor chosen at the July meeting. The
statute provides for a choice by the re
maining two commistsionersand the judge
of the Huperior court, while the state
constitution veßts this authority in the
There 1 bus not an yet been sufficient
time in which friends could bring out
their men tor the place; but William
Huntley of Endicott, John Bishop and
(irant Hunt of Elberton and J. K. Good
of Colfax have been mentioned.
If: is not known at this early hour
whether either desires the place. The
man must be a resident of the commie
sioner district. Residents of other dis
tricts are not eligible.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear. There is
only one way to cure deafness, and that is by
constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused
by an intiamed condition of the mucous lining
of the Eustachiaa Tube. When this tube
gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it is entirely
closed deafness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can be taken out and this tube
restored to its normal condition, hearing; will
be destroyed forever; nine cases cut of ten
are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an
inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for any
case of deafness (caused by catarrh) that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
for circulars, free.
F. J. Chenkt & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by drutjKists, 75c.
HalTs Family Pills are the best.
To Cure a Cold in One J>ay,
Take Laxative Beomo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggiwts refund the money if
it fails to cure. E. W. (jmove's signa
ture is on each box. 2. r jc #
INSUSB with H. W. (iOFF.
[TrY \ Tea B^<k
f&M '<y for
t\ - <X «9^>o
( ■ ■ . ' y
\s The April sunshine, '
. *W A p n l showers,
"And streims released from
Bring sinking birds, sweet-scented
And new crop Japan tea again.
Japan Tea T^^^
Choicest pickings from //-'\i v\, \^
Japan's best gardens., . /r!^C^2^K/ \'/
' % "•*• * ins " f: -« MV9 «•• ■■ ' ■HKdUnn
At the John Turner ranch, one
mile southeast of Shawaee, on
Monday, April 16th,
Commencing at 1 o'clock sharp.
Four good work horses, ranging in
weight from 1100 to 1300 pounds.
One 4-horse ISam half truck wag.).,,
"ne good wheat rack, new.
Two sets good work harness.
One good milch cow, to be fresh in a
One yearling heifer.
Household and kitchen furniture, con
sisting of one good cook stove, bed
steads, tables, chairs; etc.
All arc invited to atter d this Bale.
TERMS—Credit will be given until Nov.
1, 1900, without interest, on approved
notes. dan STOVER.
H. MITCH KLL, Auctioneer.
February 7 to 10, 1900.
WE TOLD YOU SO
The Champion Winter Layers. Also
M. Is. Turkeys.
See our record at Colfax, Feb. 7, 1900.
Hen Fgirs $2 for V.\
M. B. Turkey Eggs, %i for 13
(i. T. FKRiaSPN, Endicott, Wn.
White Plymouth Rocks
Hazelwood Dairy strain.
/'si QfcvN. Highest scoring birds
/<v-^B^B§^''\ an(l winners at nil
/^Jbh^a tlie Kh(>ws
/ JMJ^y .^B». rA wllv °ft f°r Eggs
\sfa*^?' r^^'^~\'X\ when you ran get the
l^'^^f !, _ » i 1(^1 best Ht home. Eggs $3
\-s\f -r- ) h/El PC setting; two settings
\&^^&&-+7§/ for 15 00.
VV^^S*/ B. BURGUNDER,
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
I TTHYF P'Q livery
LIJJIJLL JO STABLE
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and paddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded at reason
H. M. LIDDLE, I'ropr.
McDonald Squirrel Gun
Improved over last year. No more
rubber hose to burn out Found at
all leading Hardware stores.
Cheapest and Surest way
to get Kid of Squirrels.
If directions are followed money refunded if |
it does not do the work. (.HEAT SELLER. Any |
hardware company wishing to investigate, write
far terns. q_ g-. H |CKEY,
Box 126, Walla Walla, Washington j
EVERYBODY GETS BARGAINS
♦ _-^^^frfc* • A t tD G
LIVERY, FEED, SALE STABLE
H. L. SEGKAVES, Propr.
Stock Boarded by the Day or Week.
Location, South Main Street,
North end of Bridge.
Marble and Granite Works
D. MILLGARD & CO. Proprietors.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets
All Kinds of Cemetery Work.
Call and see samples. Wai! Street
FRED H. BROWN Buy*
Cattle and Hogs.
Pays highest market price.
Office with Chae. DeFrance, Colfax, Wash.
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
WILL BE HELD ON
Thursday and Friday, March 29th and \\KM\\
when Mrs. .]. Fisher will take pleasure in receiving and at lending
to the calls of her many lady patrons. The entire line is a very
attractive one, selected by her exclusively 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 sal", and when all ar.' delivered will consist of
Silk Waists, Silk Skirts, Silk Wraps, Summer Silks for Skirts, Waists and
Sidts, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets 0/
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Braids, and many other Novelties in Ladi s' Littgi
Our many patrons are cordially invited to call and insped
our extensive lines before making their purchases.
K"""Hf""y ' CI-I AS. PLATT.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
• i>j£ (< >: • r «Vi ' "1(" 'a6< s"ipmeiit having just arrived,
"' ''~ we areßD9 wing a complete Hoeol Ladies'
l- s?f^y v\^£?>wi -"~ Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
V ■"•£s,"■".%' —>iz-^<v>*:^\'//r-=*^ '■'"" t)<st "aloes i" tbismarkel and <>f the
. %& 7 'W%^W\MhWtm latest styles. Eton Jaekefs and Skirt-t
£3cWi @Ws#S^7f=3 »ith double bos plait.
:^>^^ \ pUyi/
\l ■ ty^7^'^&6mfcr We also offer some excellent bargains
) -/^ ;, ■ 1 !J-m3 in Ladies' Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
'"AiJWx W-J/ i ' * a Pwardß-
\ v^CS££ ' - \ As "Special" for this week we bare the
/\ '^ljK&§S®b* ' 1 celebrated "Hudson Boys' Ribbed Hose"
"a maiSSf\ t---- at lr> cents per pair, sold for 25 cents at
■ > i A*;.. .;-.-' other places.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax. Washington
Tliiw Year's Models of
Are Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kinds. Bicycle and Gun Repairing ol every description.
geo. l. cokxi:i;i us,
Osborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
Are You Alive
To your own interests'.'
Then serve them best by
Doors, Paint and
CLARKE & EATON
The best Step-Ladder ever invented fur the
use of Orchardists, Nurserymen, or any one
having anything to do with trees, is made by
J. R. GOOD, Colfax.
The Indder is strongly built and is so con
structed that it can b-3 instantly adjusted to
stand on a side hill, no matter how steep, or
on level ground, equally well.
It must be seen to be appreciated, its all
around usefulness being apparent at a glance.
Call and examine at thop on Main street.
Pipes, Notions, Toys
I. B. HARRIS, Propr.
Fresh and Cured 3leats,
Fish and Game in season.
There is no doubt about the quality of the
meats sold from the bloeki <>i this market—
it is the BE3T.
The highest market price paid for cattle
South Main Street, Colfax.
Highest market price paid for country pro
duce of all kin is.