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THE COLFAX GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL COONTY PAPER.
GET A HAT BRUSH Phrl.
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f L 3 -«««»^Ki purchase of a Hat.
New Spring Styles in Mens' Stiff and Soft Hats
WE ARE SOU-: AGENTS HPT^T?!) XT 4 m
FOR THE CELEBRATED A ltjXljlt XXAI.
[f you want a Good Hat for little money, buy one of our
81.50 Challenger Hats.
All the correct styles and colors. Every Hat guaranteed.
A complete line of Boys' and Childrens'
Fancy Hats and Caps.
Our Motto: The Best is Always the Cheapest.
MILLINERY *1900* MILLINERY
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
WAS AN EVENT IN COLFAX AND
CONTINUES WITH GItEAT SUCCESS
Mrs. J. Fisher will take pleasure in receiving and attending
to tlie 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 sale, and when all are delivered will consist of
Silk Waists, Silk Skirts, SUk Wraps, Summer Silks for Skirts, Waists and
Suits, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Braids, • „■■l many 9ther Novelties in Ladies' Lingerie,
Our many patrons are cordially invited to call and inspect
<>ur extensive lines before making their purchases.
_ i^iHH-tfmiy, chas, PLATT.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
hi>*£ fv"-I:-^ r-*ti ''- - YJ 'I'he last shipment having just arrived,
„ i fej^rl^"l we are fihowin R a complete line of Ladies'
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I "kYWTU *tfsffiW* PJk in Ladiee'Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
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/4 '~'-O^PjKi=* J celebrated "Hudson Ho.vs' Ribbed Hose"
{ '^^^-^\ fas%^m at 15 centß Per pair, sold for 25 cents at
1 \ i JKav-*i:f»J?« other places.
JULIUS LIPPITT,
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
We are Headquarters for
GARDEN, GRASS AND FIELD
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Poultl'V Supplies. Wholesale and Retail.
r^ - l -nt Write for Prices.
Groceries and Feed. PouJtry and Produce Wanted.
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Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin $2.00 per cord, by carload
Subscribe for Magazines and Newspapers through The Gazette and save money.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, Ij.GO.
NEWS OF THE STATES
fathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the I nion.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, April 11.
Bill for cahle to Hawaii passed the senate.
Gen. Joe Wheeler will withdraw from con
gress.
Vermont democrats say their delegates will
be instructed for Bryan.
British losses of all kinds since the war be
gan total 23,000. This includes the sick sent
home.
becretary of war authorized purchase of
steamship Dickinson, now at Seattle, to be
used as an Alaskan station ship.
North Carolina democrats nominated C. B.
Aycock for governor and instructed for Bryan.
Montana populists instructed for Bryan.
Texas Hood waters are receding, but the
damage in great. Fields heretofore considered
beyond the reach of any flood are washed be
yond recognition. Much stock was drowned.
Maine republicans endorsed the "wise, pa
triotic and progressive administration of
I resident Mclvinley" and promised him re
newed allegiance, but sent their delegation
uninstructed.
Thursday, April 12.
resident si-ned the Puerto Rican tariff
bill.
District of Columbia democrats instructed
for Bryan.
Chas. H. Allen, at present assistant secre
tary of the navy, was appointed by the presi
dent to be the tirst governor of Puerto Kico.
The March statement of the collections of
internal revenues shows that the total re
ceipts for the mouth were $24,326,667, an in
crease, as compared with March, 1899, of §1,
--588,228. For the vine months of the present
fiscal year the total receipts were $219,935,556,
an increase over the corresponding period of
last year of §18,418,412.
The appellate division of the supreme court
of New York handed down a decision in the
matter of the appraisal of the estate of the
late William K. Vanderbilt. An order of
Surrogate Fitzgerald declaring a certain fund
Bubject to the inheritance tax law was affixed.
This was a fund of §5,000,000 held in trust for
the benefit of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Friday, April 13.
New Mexico democrats elect a Bryan dele
gation.
Oregon democrats and populists effected
fusion.
California populists selected a Bryan dele
gation to Sioux Falls convention. Tennessee
republicans instructed for McKinley.
John Addison Porter, private secretary to
the president, resigned because of ill health.
Assistant Secretary George B. Cortelyou, wa3
appointed.
Banana dealers from Ohio to Oregon and
Michigan to Texas organized f.:r the purpose
of freeing the jobbers from the hold of the
eastern trust.
W. A. Clark of Montana will not resign
from the senate. He announces his intention
to fight for his seat, notwithstanding the ad
verse committee report.
The amount of bonds po far exchanged at
the_ treasury for the new 2s is $238,307,450, of
which $35,099,150 were from individuals and
institutions otiier than national banks.
_ Nellie Lewis, who recently sued Sam
Strong, the Cripple Creek millionaire mine
owner for §250,000 damages for breach
of promise, was given a verdict for $f>o,ooo.
All the farmers of the world in a sort of in
ternational trust to restrict the production of
wheat and raise prices is the plan which it is
hoped to carry into effect at the international
conferer.ee in Paris, July 9-16. It is proposed
to ask the farmers of the world ta reduce
their wheat output by 20 per cent and not to
sell a bushel for less than a dollar. J. C. Han
ley of St. Paul, executive agent of the Farm
ers' Alliance and Industrial union, the Na
tional Growers' association, the Farmers' Fed
eration of the Mississippi Valley and the Na
tional G-rain Growers' association, is the chief
promoter in the agricultural trust in America.
Saturday, April 14,
The Paris exposition was formally opened
in the presence of a vast throng of people.
Five thousand cigar makers in New York
were laid off until further orders. No reason
is given.
Porch climbeis stole $20,000 worth of jew
els from A. Rothschild, at Chicago, while the
family were at dinner.
Mina Deade, a school teacher, suicided at
La Porte, lnd., by pouring kerosene over her
head and setting tire to it.
Jlufus Wright, a millionaire bicycle tire
manufacturer, was shot in a mysterious man
ner while calling on a lady friend, Mrs.
LouisaLottridge, at Chicago. He maintained
uutil his death that it was an accident.
Sunday, April 15.
Italian strikers at Croton Landing, New
York, threaten to fight if soldiers are sent to
hold them down.
John C, Farrar, teller of the Waterbury,
Vermont, National Bank, always considered
a model man, is found $25,000 short. He rled.
_ A storm approaching a tornado in propor
tion is reported in the vicinity west of Clear
water, Kansas. Two deaths are reported and
four people are said to have been killed by
overturned houses.
Late returns from the democratic primaries
throughout Alabama yesterday, confirm the
reports gent of the overwhelming victory of
Senator John T. Morgan over Governor
Johnston for the United States senatorahip.
The women members of the East Madison
Avenue Presbyterian church at Cleveland,
Ohio, some time ago entered into an agree
ment to abstain from new Easter gowns and
millinery and devote this money to the rais
ing of the church debt. They kept their
promise and the amount of debt—slooo—was
contributed to the Easter service.
Monday, April 16.
Boers are said to be in full retreat again
from the vicinity of Bloemfontein.
Teller J. C. Farrar, who robbed the Water,
bury, Vermont, bank of $25,000 and fled, was
captured at Boston.
.Sergeant Robert Douglass was shot and
killed by Italian strikers while changing i?uard
at Croton Landing, New York. The soldiers
are wild.
The Ohio supreme court declared the anti
lynching law unconstitutional. The law pro
vides that the heirs of any person who is
lynched may collect §5000 from the commis
sioners in the county in which the affair occurs.
Report from Manila was received of the
capture and burning at the stake with slow
tires by Filipinos of Privates Dugan, Tracey
and Hayes of the 26tfa infantry. They fell
out of the ranks on a march. Their torture
was terrible.
Tuesday, April 17.
April wheat at Chicago, 06; May, 66 i
Portland, cash, 54 to 55; Tacoma. 54.
Navigation opened on the great lakes and
wheat rieeta out of Chicago are moving.
Chief Justice M. J. Gordon of the Wash
■ ington supreme court will resign Aug. 1. Gov
ernor Rogers will appoint Win. H. White,
democrat, to the place. "
Five people were injured, one fatally, and
j considerable property was damaged by a tor-
I nado that passed just west of Concordia,
Lafayette county, Missouri.
The Kentucky grand jury reported indict
ments against Caleb Powers, John Powers
Charles Finley, Wharton Golden and W. H.
C niton, as accessories, and against Henry E
Yootwy, Berry Howard, Jim Howard, Har
lan.l Whittaker and Di,-k Coomfaa, with will
ful murder of Governor lioebel.
Democrats carried Louisiana by 25,000. Ac-
S? r'''nS to present returns, and it may reach
50,00<>. The republicans were split and had
two tickets in the field.
Eighth Army Corps Abandoned.
New York, April 12.—A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Orders
will be issued by Secretary' Root this
week formally directing the dissolution
of the Eighth army corps. This action
will relegate to history the last of the
army corps organized to wage war
against Spain. The Eighth army corps
has been in existence longer than any
other corps formed since the civil war.
It has been merged into the division of
the Philippines with four departments,
presided over by general officers. Briga
dier (ieneral Theodore Schwau will re
turn home from Manila with General
Otis.
TRUST SHUTS MILLS DOWN.
Oyor Production from Labor Troub-
les Given as Cause.
New York, April 10.—John W. Gates,
president of the American Steel & Wire
Company, was seen today in reference to
a dispatch from the west, which stated
that a number of the constituents con
cerned in the main company had sus
pended operations. He confirmed the
statement, and said that 12 of the mills
have been shut down. They are located
at Pittsburg, Cleveland, Jo'liet, Wauke
gan, DeKalb, 111, New Castle, Ind., and
Anderson, Ind.
Mr. Gates said the cause of the closing
down of the mills was over production.
He Hnid he was unable to Btate when the
mills would resume operations. When
asked as to his view as to the trade
situation and outlook, Mr. Gates stated
that the shutdown of the mills was the
beet evidence of the current situation.
Mr. Gates made another statement
later, in which he said the 12 mills which
had been closed had a daily capacity of
from 3000 to 4000 tons.
It is said as many as 4000 men, boys
and girls will be affected by the shut
down.
Two Measures Against Trusts.
Washington, April 10—Two measures
directed against trusts were today de
termined upon by the special subcom
mittee of the house judiciary committee.
has spent many days examining the
various remedies proposed, and the con
ferences were not concluded until a late
hour today. As agreed upon, the remedy
is two-fold, namely: A constitutional
amendment giving congress full power
to deal with trusts, and a new anti-trust
law, making the following extensions to
the Sherman act:
1. Requiring the branding or mark
ing of trust made goods shipped out of
a state, ho as to be easily identified as
the product of a trust.
2. Prohibiting the interstate traffic
of trust-made goods not so branded,and
making.them subject to seizure and con
dem nation.
<i. Requiring corporations having a
capital over $1,000,000, or doing an
annual business of #1,000,000, to tile a
report of their affairs with the secretary
of state.
4. Providing the process of injunc
tion against combinations sending trust
made goods from state to state or to
foreign countries.
5. Prohibiting the use of the mails
to concerns and their officials proven to
be trusts.
liays it to liabor.
Chicago, April IG.—Labor troubles in
the building trades are stated by Presi
dent John W. Lambert, of the American
Steel and Wire Company, as reasons for
the orders issued todayclosing down all
the plants of the concern in the vicinity
of Chicago and those at Joliet, 111., ex
cepting the Kockdale mill, and the ex
tensive plant at Anderson, lnd. Twelve
plants were ordered closed, and thous
ands of skilled workmen were temporar
ily suspended by the action of the wire
magnates. President Lambert said:
"Labor troubles are at the bottom of it.
Our market has been destroyed by the
stopping of building, and we have had
to shut down until the accumulated
stock is sold."
Long as a Candidate.
Washington, April 15. — Secretary
Long's implied willingness to accept the
republican nomination for the vice presi
dency, as inferred from the statements
made by him on that subject yesterday,
was a matter of general comment in
Washington today. It set the republi
can slaternakers thinking and for the
time being hae seriously upset the calcu
lations of those who believed the honor
would go to one of the half dozen others
mentioned. Secretary Long was called
on by a number of persons during the
day and was importuned for an exact
statement of his attitude on the ques
tion. He seemed disinclined to enter in
to any general discussion of the matter,
however, preferring |to let it rest with
what he has already said on the subject,
believing that the vice presidency is an
honor of such a character-that no man
could well refuse to accept it. The sec
retary, however, is not an avowed candi
date seeking the place, but the belief is
general that if the nomination ie offered
to him he will accept.
Record Breaker Convention.
Wellington, Ohio, April 13.—The at
tempt to nominate a candidate for con
gress to succeed Representative W. S.
Kerr was abandoned by the republican
convention of the fourteenth district this
afternoon, after 1352 ballots had been
taken. The convention met on Tuesday
morning and it was in session day and
night, with short intermissions, for near
ly four days. At noon today a confer
ence committee of representatives from
each county in the district was appoint
ed and the report of the committee that
the committee adjourn to meet in Nor
walk on May 17 was adopted. There
was no change in the vote |in the 759 th
to the 1352 ad ballot. This deadlock is
a record-breaker so far as Ohio is con
cerned.
Only a Rumor.
St. Petersburg, April 14.—Extraor
dinarily persistent rumors are current in
Moscow that on the Russian Easter
Sunday the czar will issue a manifesto
containing an ultimatum to Great
Britain, demanding that she conclude
peace with the Boere forthwith under a
threat of occupying Cebu and Herat if
Great Britain fails to comply.
BRITISH ARIII MOVES
Looks Like the Final Move on
Pretoria Has Itegun.
Thought in Ijoiuluii That I,ord
Roberta is Playing a Deep
Strategic Game.
London, April 19.—There in a strong
impression in the bent informed military
circles that the advance of Roberts'
army has already began under the gaiee
of a deliberate attempt to entrap the
Boers, who have been besieging Wepener.
Columns are admitted to be in motion
from Aliwalnorth and from Reddersbarg
for the relief of the garrison of Wepener,
but it is suspected that thereareother col
umns operating further north which
have not been mentioned by Roberts and
that under pretense of catting off the
retreat of Boer raiders, be has entered
upon the great turning movement which
will render the enemy 'a position north of
Bloemiontein untenable. The rigor with
which the censorship is enforced Beemsto
corroborate the theory, but a more rea
sonable view in that suppression of the
raid in the southeastern corner of Free
State in an episode and that when the
British army moves it will follow the
railway and not stop until Pretoria in
occupied.
PREPARING FOR THE CENSUS.
Supervisor Mires Thinks the Slate
Has 000.000 People.
North Yakima, April 12.— Hon. Aus
tin Mires, supervisor of the censun in
eastern Wanhington, says that he has
recommended all but eighteen of the 125
enumerators required to do the work of
the district. Some of those whom he
has recommended are women. He hits
made recommendations for all places to
be filled in Yakima county. The pay of
enumerators in the country is $0 per
day and in the cities 2' a cents a name.
The work must be completed during the
month of June. The work in the super
visor's office will not be finished, how
ever, before August.
Mr. Mires said that there bad been
considerable complaint because good
party men who were applicants for po
sitions as enumerators had failed in
some instances to secure recommenda
tions from him. "My recommendation,"
he said, "counts for little with the di
rector. Every applicant must pans a
satisfactory examination, to ascertain
if he is fitted to do the work. If he can
not pass a good examination it does
not matter how strong his pull may be.
It will not save him. If I should rec
ommend one applicant for a place and
another had passed a better examina
tion the recommendation would cut no
figure. The examination is not es
pecially easy. Some applicant** have
sent in papers containing from l~>o to
200 errors. I could do nochiug for such
applicants. The law defines my duties
very strictly."
Aeked about the population of the
state when the 1900 census is completed,
Mr. Mires said: "The state has grown
rapidly in both population and wealth
in the last ten years. I think there are
between 500,000 and 000,000 people
in Washington now, and I shall
be surprised if the returns do not show
that the latter figure is nearer the mark.
SENATORS BY POPULAR VOTE.
House Passes A Resolution For the
Change.
Washington, April I.'}.—The house to
day, by a vote of 240 to 15, adopted a
resolution for a constitutional amend
ment providing for the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
people. Fourteen republicans and one
democrat voted against it.
The Proposed Amendment
By the terms of the resolution gfae
amendment to be submitted to the legis
lature is as follows:
"The senate of the United States shall
be composed of two senators from each
state, who shall be elected by a direct
vote of the people thereof, for a term of
six years, and each senator shall have
one vote. A plurality of the votes cast
for candidates for senator shall be suf
ficient to elect. The electors in each
state shall have the qualifications requi
site for electors of the most numerous
branch of the state legislatures, respec
tively.
"When a vacancy happens by death,
resignation or otherwise, in the represen
tation of any state in the senate, the
same shall be filled for the uuexpired
term thereof in the same manner as is
provided for the election of senators in
paragraph 1; provided, that the execu
tive thereof may make temporary ap
pointments until the next general or
special election in accordance with the
statutes or constitution of such state."
Ban on Cigarettes.
Chicago, April 13.—Chicago business
heuses are putting a ban on cigarette
smoking by employes, saying the habit
is incompatible with efficient service.
Absolute prohibition has been declared
by three large firms and one railroad,
and others are expected to follow this
initiative. Aside from effects on the
mind it is claimed that nicotine is doing
euch physical injury to clerks and office
boye as to cause loss to employes. One
firm has started a fund to be subscribed
to by twenty business houses, who are
asked to join in a crusade against the
use of the cigarette by the employes of
all of the large department stores and
the factories in Chicago. By the pro
hibitions already enforced 1100 em
ployers are affected. Of these 80 percent
are boys under 18 years old. Of these
boys it is estimated that COO who now
are abstaining from cigarette smoking
formerly were smokers.
Welcome to Dewey.
Chicago, Saturday, April 14.—Iiryan
I democrats have decided to welcome Ad-
I miral Dewey into the democratic party.
j Such is the position officially outlined in
; today's issue of the democratic press
| bulletin. "We may accept the admiral's
I declaration of his political faith as indi
cating that he is with the democratic
party at least on an overwhelming ma
jority of ieeues it hae taken up," runs
TWENTY-THIRD YEAR.
tbe article, which i« from tbe pen „|
Willis J. Abbott, bead nl the democratic
literature bureau. "Thii U a numt
gratifying fact. If indicate* that should
the democratic party, after mature de
liberation, deny tbe admiral the Domin
ation which be seeks, it may nerertbelesi
count on bis bearty co-operation and hi*
influence in beball ol iv efforts to end
tbeeTilsof McKinleyism by ending the
reign of Emperor William." Comment
in* on the purpose ol his article Mr
Abbott says: "We an naturally de
lighted at the prospect of such a distin
guished addition to our rank* hm Ad
miral Dewey, but, of coarse, we expect
the admiral to 'play f..ir" and accept tbe
good old democratic doctrine and abide
b\ the result «.f an honest democratic
convention."
FILIPINOS ATTACKED IV FORCE.
Fifty Killed and Thirty Woanded
or (apt tired.
Manila, April 17.-Twelre bondred
L'agaloe attacked Cage's battalion bead
quarters of tbe Fortieth regiment at
t agayon, inland ol Mindanao, on tbe
rtb rbe Americana bad 15 casualties
while o! the attacking force 50 were kill
ed anJ 30 wounded or taken prisoners.
rhe enemy, numbering 150 riflemen
the remainder being bolomen, archera
and mounted spearmen, swooped down
in a bowling mass at daylight, surpris
ing and killing three of the sentries
llit-y swarmed through tbe Htreet* in
Htnall parties, some bearing sealing
ladders by means of which they attempt
ed to enter the bouses.
The Americans tumbled out of the
barracks and formed in the plazas and
companies began swooping tbe town.
The subsequent street tiylitinK lasted 20
minutes, rwelveol tbe Americans are
now on board tbe hospital ship Belief.
The enemy withdrew to the mountains
in unvit confusion.
General Montenegro, one of the insur
gents' best Bgfatero, has surrendered to
Colonel Smith in the mountains near
Camaling, in the province of Pangasi
nan, where, with General If acabulos, he
had been trying to reorganise the Fili
pino army.
Colonel Smith, with live companies of
the Seventeenth regiment, nearly sur
rounded the fore.- of Montenegro, who,
discouraged by the impossibility of
milking big men stand against the
Americans, surrendered. Macabnlos
escaped. The insurgents have attacked
San .lose in the province of Batangas
and Santa Cruz on the lake, fruitlessly.
Fifty Dead Insurgents.
Manila, April 16.—Captain Dodd,with
a Hpiadron of the Third cavalry, reci-nt
ly surrounded a village in Renmntfa
province and surprised 200 insurgents
living in a barracks, apparently a re
cruiting center for the province. The
enemy lost 53 men killed. Our troop*
also captured 4 1 men and burned the
village. Hut one American was wounded.
Preacher in (;uar<l Hoase.
Livingston, Mont., April 16.—Her.
Robert Livingston was arrested l»y an
officer ol tin United States government,
the charge being illegal marrying of v
couple in the Yellowstone National park.
A couple from Gallatin county pernimd
ed Mr. Livingston to nmrry them with
out a license. Mr. Livingston in now
confined in the guardhouse at Fort
Yellowstone, where lie will he held until
his trial.
AROUND THE COUNTY.
Jonathan Johnson and family have re
turned to their home at Jobnson, after
spending an enjoyable winter in Califor
nia.
The Farmington town council has let
a contract to Sol Walters to plant trees
in the public park. Fir. poplar, box
elder and walnut will be net out.
I niontown Gazette: Barthol Weber
wan lucky enoogh to catch a mother
coyote on his place Wednesday with a
family of nine tittle ones—slo, a good
day's work.
The Farmington school has an enroll
ment of 244 BCbolars with a daily aver
age attendance of 220; and the News
brags that no other town of its size can
beat the record.
Colton News-Letter: A large amount
of wheat haw been shipped from the vari
ous points along the line thin week,
necessitating the running of an extra
train nearly every day.
About 5000 or 6000 fruit trees will be
put out this Hpring in the vicinity of
Farmington, and the prospects for a
laree yield of fruit in that locality were
never better. Cherry trees will be in full
bloom before many days.
Farmington News: Robert Leach,
nephew of 8. <». Leach of this city, met
with a very painful accident last week
while at work on the Leach place north
of town. Mr. Lead) wan moving Home
lumber when he stepped on a nail cov
ered over, which ran through bis foot.
Tekoa Topic: Smallpox at Seltice is a
thing of the pant. School opened there
again Monday with Mins Ethel Thomp
son as teacher. The quarantine has
been raised from the residence of 15. Mc-
Ferran. Thin is the last family which
took smallpox in the vicinity of Seltice.
Colton News-Letter: JJurylarH got in
their fine work Thursday night of last
week on 11. I). Neely's shop, getting
away with a good saddle and a number
of cooking utensils. The store room
next to Judge Flowers' office was brok
en into the same night, but nothing was
taken.
Garfield Enterprise: Crop conditions
were never more favorable at this wa
eon. Fall sown wheat whh uninjured by
the winter and is making a remarkable
growth. Seeding has been delayed by
showers, and even yet there in a fair
prospect of getting the crop in earlier
than the average year.
Snake river correspondent of the Col
ton Newß-Letter: J. V. O'Deti and J. K.
J'.ishop and Mr. Bishop's two oldest sons
took in the I'ryan tournament at Col
fax on Friday of lapt week. We haven't
interviewed either of the parties yet and
hence are not very well inforaied on the
coming shower of free silver.
Colton News-Letter: The First Bank
of Colton this week sold theCeaner ranch
southwest of town to H. A. and Frank
Spills, recent arrivals from Warren
county, lowa. The consideration was
$+200. Colton is beginning to fee! the
effect of the tide of immigration from
the east. The Spills are sturdy, indus
trious Germans, and we Hhould be
pleased to welcome many more like them.
There's plenty of room.

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