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They Faithfully Expected Pop-
ulists to Fraternize.
Hut, Goodness) tirac-iouH, the Peo
ples* 1 I'arty Memhors
The democratic convention was well attend
ed, but it was also the moat disappointed
body of fusion hunters ever assembled in
When it accepted with great alacrity a
fusion proposition said to come from the
populist convention just before noon the dem
ocrat! all felt gay. They thought they had
the populists iv their toils. But when, by a
vote of r>4 to ."44, the populists refused in the
afternoon to be responsible for anything done
by a democrat it was a knockout blow. A
few democrats had the vitality to fight, but
the convention fell flit as a Hitter, and all
after proceedings wire perfunctory. It. C.
kfcCroskey, Eacho and (ioodyear were heavily
sat upon wh-never they dared to open their
I)H>IOCKATS WERE THKKK.
But They Were Hunting a Chance
Secretary Mac Ken/ie opened the demo
cratic county convention at the opera house a
few minutes after 1 p. m , Thursday, with a
call which was a departure from the stereo
typed democratic call. As officially announced,
anyone who was willing to support democracy
was welcome. They had learned the pitfalls
of the state call, which said in plain terms
that a man must be a Bryan supporter or
at vy out.
S. T. Laird of Gartield was named for t^m
p irarv chairman. It was received coldly; and
then D. M. Holt in a eulogistic speech named
C. W. Waters of Palouse, who was received
more warmly, but not enthusiastic-all).
Laird was supposed to represent tne Chad
wick contingent and Waters the Hanna
L. J. Lindley was chosen as secretary with
From Colton two delegations wore in seats.
This made a somewhat awelled-up delegation.
One noticeable thing about the democrats
was that they turned out well. A democrat
is an enthusiastic sort of a fellow who never
knows when he is beaten.
From Tekoa a contested delegation waj also
It was moved and carried that where dele
gations were double and in contest neither be
allowed to vote for temporary chairman.
Brothers Smith of Tekoa and McCroskey
of (Jartield were there. Mr, McCroskey as
pire. 1 to something that he eculd not carry
when he made a motion not to vote by ballot.
It wa< beaten by a risititr vote of 101 to tilt.
The vote in temporary chairman was taken
and Laird was chosen. The strength of
Waters was a surprise to him because of his
pitiable weakness. Laird took thorn from
every quarter of the county except East Pa
louse, where Waters puts up his politics, and
the result was Laird 123, Waters "itj.
Waters moved that election of Mr. Laird be
made unanimous. Thi.s was endorsed, and
Mr. Lainl mounted the sta^o and said that if
judicious methods were used every vestige of
republicanism would be swept from the face
of the earth. He mentioned Bryan and an
ordinary, but a democratic yell went up.
C. L. Mackenzie declined the position of
secretary because he was not a delegate, but
they took him anyway.
Cut and Dried.
The slate was all cut and dried on commit
te j appointments, but the chairman wrote the
list himss If and had much difficulty in read
ing it, as he freely acknowledged as a good
Chairman Laird appointed as committees:
Credentials— G. X. Smith, Tekoa; G. P,
Lihbv, Johnson; Col. Doling, Gartield; W. E
McCronkey, Pulouse; E. E. Paddock, Farm
Platform ami resolutions-Thos. E. Miles
Oakesdale; C. W. Water?, Palouse; K. C. Me-
Croskey, Garfield; K. H. Warmoth, Diamond;
T. (J. MuJkey, Rosalia.
Order of business —L. F. Darr, Uniontown;
W. E. Thompson, Farmingtou; J. Weir. Pine
City; J, W. Johnson, Oakesdale; F. P. Kgan,
J. K. Eacho, a Hanna man, moved that a
committee of five be appointed to confer with
the peoples' party. It was carried by the
weakest kind of a vote on both sides.
Recess was then taken for 80 minutes for
To Talk Fusion.
The committee on conference with the
populists was appointed as follows: E. J.
l>>neen, Oakesdale; X, P. Turnley, Rosalia;
J. H. Fussey, Palouse; Seymour Manning,
Pullman; T. A. White, St. John.
The Second Turn.
When the convention reconvened after a
tedious delay to hear from the Eacho fusion
committee the time was taken up by making
the temporary organization permanent, and
an inexcuseable delay of the credentials com
This and the report of the credentials com
mittee were well received. The order of busi
ness was decided upon as follows:
Nominations for superior judge, sheriff,
prosecuting attorney, auditor, treasurer,'
MMMOr, school superintendent, commission
ers, surveyor, coroner, L' 7 delegates to state
convention, state senator from Sixth district,
Waiting for the Populists.
The gentlemen of the democratic conven
tion were then afraid of their own prowess
and their own hides, after wating hours to
hear from the populists in session at the court
house, who had never made a sign that they
cared to be swallowed by the amalgamated
contortionists. They were particularly anxious
and badly fretted. They knew that their
salvation depended upon the action of the
populists. Other people guessed it.
An enthusiastic fusionibt in the south side
of the audience proponed adjournment on the
spot at 4:30 to await the long delayed pleasure
of the unwilliug populists and the peaceful re
turn of the committee of five sent out to treat.
Another less enthusiastic delegate from the
same side of the house proposed that the other
fellows show some alacrity in their move
ments and movtd to give the populists 20
minutes to come to terms. This suited, and
during this time the democratic party went
out and felt the pulse of the populists. All
independence was thrown to the winds.
Articles of Faith.
The i.latforin and resolutions committee re
ported this, and it was swallowed:
We, the democratic party of Whitman coun
ty, in convention assembled, do hereby reaf
firm our allegiance to the principles of the
Chicago platform, and to the great exponent
of those princiylw, William Jenr.inj.-8 Bryan.
We demand effectual legislation to curb the
powet of trusts, and as steps in that direction
recommend the abolition of protective tariff
duties on trust-controlled article-
We demand the election of United State*
We favor the construction of Nicaragua
system of government c
We commend the honesty and economy of
the present state administration
We demand the strictest economy in the ad
ministration of county affairs, and pledge our
candidates, if elected, to such a policy
We favttr a reasonable reduction of' freight
rate*, and hereby pledge our legislative nomi
ceea to vise their best efforts, if elected, in se-
curing such reduction.
Heart! From the Pops.
When the refusal of the populists to have
anything to do with democracy or anything
wiih democratic name or proclivities was an
nounced, shortly after 3 o'clock Thursday
night, the crowed surged to the democratic
meeting, anxious to see and hear how the
amalgamators took their bitter medicine.
The opening ball in the crowded room was
presentation of a long delayed proxy by G. N.
Smith of Tekoa from M. Meuli of Rosalia to
Thos. Mulkey. It was voted in by the con
vention, but had opposition.
Chairman Laird then announced that the
contrary populists had another conference
committee on the way, after turning down
the proposition which was agreed to before
adjournment for supper.
Seymour Manning arose and announced
that his information was that the bull-headed
populists had refused to' fuse by a vote of 54
to 34, but expressed his opinion that the min
ority of 34 would come in and act with the
Ihe consensus of opinion of all delegates
who took their feet after the news of dire dis-
aster was spread, except of Fueionist H. C.
McCroskey, was that no more rlirting with
the tickle populists be done-that they were
unworthy of the love bestowed upon them.
A vote was taken then to determine whether
the convention would proceed to do business
without the aid of any kind of a populist. By
a respectable majority it was voted to go
Then Fusionist John Eaobo raised the point
that the convention was out of order, but was
promptly hissed down and out.
Chadwick lor Judge
O. F. Stuart of Colfax, in a neat and well
turned nominating speech, named K. K.
Hanna for superior judge, and it was as neatly
seconded and well applauded when Eacho
made his eulogistic talk.
Miles of Oakesdale eloquently named S. J.
Chadwick and a rousing reception greeted
him before, the second could be made.
Nominations were closed and a motion to
vote by ballot, amended to vote by precincts,
called a division and was carried S'J to 04.
E. K. Hanna announced then that when he
became a candidate he did so under the belief
that there was a chance for a union with popu
lists, and that he still believed so. He begged
lustily that the convention wait 20 or 30 n.in
utes in the interest of the party. Otherwise
he desired to withdraw.
R. C. McCroskey then capitulated ami
moved the nomination of Chadwick by accla
mation. It carried with a rush and with
noise. Mr. Chadwick made a ringing little
speech in which he solemnly promised that, if
elected, he would make the best judge Whit
man county ever had.
Hanna was called for and met the most
flattering reception as a defeated candidate.
He lined up and asked that Chadwick be sup
ported to the last ditch, but said the conven
tion had thrown away a great opportunity to
build up the democratic party. He said
Shorty Brown was running the populist con
vention, and that such as he was not talking
Mackay Will Try Again.
When the nomination foJ sheriff was called,
R. C. McCroskey named J. B. Mackay of
Colfax, and a delegate followed it up with a
second and a demand that he be chosen by ac
clamation, and it was done.
The Populist Bolters Come.
Then Doneen of Oakesdale moved that ad
journment be taken for half an hour to give
the populists time to come in. It was voted
down hard, but with the echo Cass Crow and
a small rear guard from the despised populist
gang walked in and were uproariously received.
Rev. Ji. 11. Parker, one of the new arrival?,
said he was raised on a democratic knee until
two years ago, and he had some experience,
but he never did labor with such a lunkerhead
of a gang in all hii life; that I.he populist lay
out wta rnn in the interest of Shorty Brown.
Lucius Cassius Crow violently seconded it.
H. W. Cantield said he was not a dele
gate in the populist convention and there
fore did not bolt it, but he thought that a
grievous error had been mads when fusion
was turned down and said he believed this
convention represented the peoples' party tf
Whitman county and was heartily with it.
C. N. Hinchliff said populism had forced
democracy to come down where a gentle
man could support it, and was ready to sup
port this ticket from top to bottom, if it
was a gcod one.
By rousing vote the bolters from the pop
ulist party were seated.
A motion that H. W. Canfield be nominat
ed by acclamation for prosecuting attorney
was opposed by Eacho, who said he had
asked Canfield to stand and he said he would
not accept it. But by a reasonable majority
Canfield was nominated.
Chas. Kaby of Pullman was named for
auditor in a minute.
E. J. Byrnes of Garfield was nominated for
treasurer, 137 to 52 for W. H. McTier.
Cantield declined a nomination as prose
W. M. Savage of Uniontown beat F. P.
Wegsteinof Colfax for county clerk 117 to 76.
R. J. Neergaard of Oakesdale was chosen
as prosecuting attorney. Barbee and Neill
were not iv it.
K. H. Duff of Colton was selected as asses
sor. He beat J. E. Bishop 102 to 93; but it
took three ballots.
S. M. McCroskey beat E. R. McCorey 107
to 28, for school superintendent.
O. H. Horton was chosen for surveyor.
Shorty Brown was named for coroner, but
C. N. Hinchliff was nominated for commis
sioner from the Third district but he declined.
J. S. Klemgard of Union tlat was chosen as
county commissioner and elected over his pro
A committee of three, Thos. Mulkey, Geo.
Smith and T. C. Miles were named as com
mittee to appoint 23 state delegates.
L. C. Crow, bolter trcrn the populists, was
named as senator from the Sixth district.
T. C Miles ot Oakesdale was nominated
for state senator in the Sixth legislative dis
trict. In the Seventh G. P. hibby and G.
W. Barkhutf were named, Mr. Barkhulf
HUNG IN AN OUTHOUSK
Small Roy Narrowly Escaped Hor
Almost a tragedy occurred in an outbuilding
of the high school Tuesday afternoon, soon
after school took up after the noon hour. A
small boy named Kennedy about tive rears old,
was waylaid at that liouf by larger boys and
ihrust down an opening in the outhouse where
it was impossible for him to either raise his
arms or free himself. He hung in tin's perilous
and painful position foj sometime, his cries for
help finally attracting attention from school
children and Janitor Henry Miller of the court
l house, who was passing. A school friend res
cued the little boy when he was almost at the
point of death from the agony suffered.
The question now, with both Superintendent
Hansom and the shSrUTs office is to find the
guilty boys who perpetrated the outrage. The
little boy was almost dead when discovered and
lias may cruel marks upon his arms and body.
Within a few minutes more he would have died
from exhaustion, and was almost iv that con
dition when discovered.
The young boy was iv such a serious condi
tion when discovered that he could tell nothing
more than that two large boys had seized anil
j thrust him into his awful plight. He was not
certain who they were, but two expelled pupils
from the high school are suspected, and it is
almost proved by the investigations of Super-
I iutendent Kausom and his corps Of teachers
who among the younger element arc the guilty
parties. They should, and probably will, an Her
for the deed.
Friday and Saturday Ball.
Ball will be played on the C'olfax grounds
Friday and Saturday afternoons at 2:.:o The
Friday game will be between the Uarneld and
("dlfax nines, and on Saturday the undefeated
Whitman College team of Walla Walla will meet
the invincible Colfax aggregation. In order to
secure the college boys it was necessary for
Manager MacKenzie to guarantee an expense
fund of ftr,, and for this reason an admittance
fee of 25 cents will be charged.
Call on H. W. Qoff for Insurance.
OOLFAX GAZETTE, COLFAX, WASHINGTON, MAY 18, 1900.
SI'LIT UP THE BACK
Populists County Convention
Like Seven Year Locusts.
Billy Goodyear's Amalgamation
Rejected—Fusers Bolt and
Populism in Whitman county seems to be in
a condition of hopeless confusion. True to its
oft-announced principle not to fuse for office,
all fusion propositions were rejected with
scorn, and nearly half of the delegates of
Tharsday'd convention bolted, and most of the
leaders of the fussion faction joined the demo
crats and participated in the action of the
After their withdrawal, the remaining dele
gates proceeded to name candidates to be re
ferred to the people for ratification. The
nominations were made amid a running ac
companiment of sarcastic remarks by Chair
"Shorty"' Biowns who had been selected by
Judge McDonald as the leader of his friends
ami adherents, headed the opposition to fusion.
This leadership was the greatest disintegrating
influence experienced by the party. A large
majority of those who followed his leadership
did so with much protesting and would have
rejected him utterly if some leader for whom
they had respect had appeared opposing fusion.
During the time fusion was under discussion
it seemed apparent that the fusionists—on
democratic lines—were democrats. They re
fused to appeal to the democrats for an amal
gamation of forces under any name other than
that of democratic, although it was apparent
from the beginning that almost without ex
ception the populist delegates would gladly
have fused if the party name could bo retained.
Story of the Battle Ending in Vir
The populists were called to order by J. N.
Janeway, chairman of the county central com
mittee. The call for the convention was read
by H. B. Treff, secretary of the central com
Nominations for temporary chairman were
called for, and J. N. Janeway was put for
ward as the candidate of that branch of the
party favorable to almost any kind of a fusion
with the democracy. The faction favoring
only such fusion as meant absorption placed
ex-State Senator 1.. C. Crow in nomination.
A ballot was taken and J. N. Janeway was
elected by a vote of 120 to 42.
Chairman Janeway made a somewhat
lengthy address urging the necessity ot fusion
with the democracy.
H. B. Trttf was made secretary by acrlama
On motion the chair appointed the follow
ing committee on credentials: J. W. Black
J. W. Mathews, J. F. C.nley, Henry
Neal, J. W. Carroll, S. Hamilton and August
"Shorty" Brown moved that the chair ap
point committees of five on platform and reso
lutions, and on order of busiest). Following
Platform—X. H. Parker, L. C. Crow, Geo.
W. Reid, A. E. Corlett and J. H. Williams.
Order of business—J. B. Johnson, S. G.
Mechlem, 1). B. Conrad, T. B. Richardson
and S. H. McClure.
Adjournment was taken until 1 p. m.
IMatfomi and Resolutions.
On reconvening in the afternoon, the com
mittee on permanent organization reported
recommending that the temporary organi/.a
tion be made permanent. Adopted.
Credentials committee reported 162 dele
gates present and entitled to vote. Adopted.
Platform and Resolutions committee re
ported as follows:
LTLe platform is the same as that adopted
at the Sioux Falls convention, its length pre
venting publication here.]
Following are the resolutions:
We your committee, realizing that today
we are facing another national campaign and
that there are greater issues to be met than
ever before in the history of the politics of
this country and that our foe, the foe of the
homes and home makers of this nation, is
more thoroughly entrenched and flagrant,
backed by the trusts and combines in the state
and nation, and it is with sorrow that we have
lived to see the day when our constitution is
being frustrated, and believing that it will
take the uniting of reform forces of the county,
state and nation to meet and down the repub
lican machine that exists in the interests of
the corporate wealth at the expense of the
citizens of this country.
Resolved, that this convention unite with
all the reform forces, if the way is clear, on
an honest and amicable basis; howeyer, that
we maintain our organization intact and not
sacrifice any of the time honored principles of
the peoples' party.
Resolved, that this convention approve, of
the actions and policy of our county and state
officials in their just and economical conduct
ing of the affairs of state and county.
Resolved, that we recommend to our repre
sentatives that they labor to secure all just
measures by the enactment of laws for the re
duction of freight rates in the interest of the
Resolved, that this convention instruct our
representatives to the legislature that they use
every efforc to secure a constitutional amend
ment giving us direct legislation, also that
they work to secure a law governing primary
elections and nominating conventions.
We recommend to the hearty approval and
ratification of all liberty loving people and
especially to this convention the action of the
Sioux Falls national convention in the nomin
ation of president and vice president.
Fusion Fight Commences.
The reading of the platform was heartily
apolauded, but the resolutions were heard
with a divided heart. Wm. Larkin moved
that the report of the committee be tabled
and a straight, simple demand for direct
legislation be substituted.
D. 15. Conrad championed Larkin'a motion
stating his unalterable opposition to any
fusion with the democrats, and saying that if
fusion was adopted he was prepared to tro
Rev. S. Hamilton took the other side of the
fusion argument and strongly advocated
fusion with the democrats, under the demo
J. B Johnson spoke in opposition to fusion,
and defined himself as a middle-of-the-road
supporter of Barker for president.
"Shorty" Brown spoke in favor of Larkin's
J. H. St. Lawrence spoke in opposition to a
fusion platform, and his remarks were received
with loud npplause.
A ballot was taken on the Larkin motion,
resulting m its rf jection by the following vote:
i c?, 13; no, 8!).
Democratic Conferees Arrive.
It being reported to the convention that a
conference committee from the democratic
convention was in waiting it was invited to
appear, lhe conference committee through
its chairman, E. J. Doneen, announced that
they had been sent to announce that the demo
cratic convention had appointed them to con
fer with 9 like committee from the populists.
A motion that the chair appoint a conier
ence committee of five was carried, after a
Following was the committee appointed: L.
0. Crow, J J. Stephens, D. F. Anderson, R.
H. Parker. W. C. Jarron.
A vote was taken on the adoption of.report
of platform committee, and it was declared
adopted, and ordered that the platfcrm be
conveyed to the conferees.
Both Fusion Plans Rejected.
The convention did not come together again
until nearly eight o'clock in the evening, the
chairman announcing that the conference
committee would bo ready to report in a few
On suggestion it was voted that speeches be
limited to two minutes.
On motion of A. E. Corlett the chair ap
pointed the following committee on order of
business: 0. B. Kegley, J. W. Mathews, A.
E. Corlett and T. W. Savage.
After Frank English of Farmington, who
had on a populist jag, had made a nonsensical
speech, the conference committee returned
and presented both minority and majority re
portß. The majority report w;is read tir^t, and
was as follows:
"Gentlemen:—We your committee of con
ference to meet the conference committee
from the democratic convention beg leave to
report as follows: The conference committee
agreed upon the following division of offices:
The populists to have the prosecuting at
torney, treasurer, auditor, surveyor, school
superintendent, commissioner Third district
and one representative from each district and
state senator from the Sixth district.
"The democrats to have judge, sheriff,
assessor, clerk, commissioner from Second dis
trict, representatives from each district and
'The above candidates on the ticket headed
by VV. J. Bryan democratic ticket—each
party to nominate sheir share of offices and
then to meet in joint convention and ratify.
The democratic convention has proceeded to
ratify this report and await the pleasure of
"Respectfully submitted, K. 11. Parker,
J.J. Stephens, D. F. Anderson."
The minority report was then read, as
"VVe the minority of the committee beg to
submit the following report:
"That we are in favor of holding a joint
convention, composed of equal number of
delegates (162 each) from the populist and
democratic conventions, meeting in joint
convention, and all participating as one party
in the nomination of a ticket, the name to be
selected by mutual agreement.
"We would be in favor of naming a nun,her
of candidates and referring them back to the
primaries, if proper safeguards could be
thrown around the same, but under the pres
ent election laws this is impracticable.
"\V. C. Jarron. L. C. Crow."
D. F. Anderson moved to adopt the ma
"Shorty" Brown moved to amend by lay
ing on the table. On the amendment there
was a heated discussion.
Heated speeches were made by "Shorty"
Brown, J. B. Johnson, \V. C. Jarron, R H.
Parker, S. Hamilton, and several others.
Discussion was cloned by a speech by Chair
man Janeway, who favored some form of
The vote was taken, and waa declared in
doubt, and a standing vote was taken, after
a motion to take a ballot was defeated. A
standing vote showed 54 voting aye and 34 no.
W. C. Jarron moved to adopt the minority
report, and ''Shorty" Brown amended to tab'e
the report. '"Shorty" explained why he
wanted the minority report tabled. A vote
was taken, which resulted in the tabling of
the report by a vote of 55 to 34.
Ten minutes recess was taken to await re
port from committee on order of business.
Couldn't Get Order of Business.
Recess had been taken but a few minutes,
and a number of delegates had just left the
room, when the convention was again called
to order and R. H. Parker moved that an
other conference committee be appointed.
The motion was carried without discussion,
and the following were appointed: R. H.
Parker, L. C. Crow, W. C. Jarron, C. B.
Kegley and O. V. Manring.
Parker wanted instructions given the com
mittee as to what was wanted by the con
A delegate from a country district moved
that the committee offer to the democrats a
fusion on the basis of each of the parties
nominating a full ticket, and these tickets
being referred back to primary elections for
ratification. This instruction the convention
voted down. After considerable discussion
the committee was discharged. A motion to
adjourn to July 10 was lost, 32 to 50. A
motion to adjourn till 9 o'clock in tho morn
ing was lost, 3(i to 43. The convention voted
to nominate two candidates for each position
and refer the nominees so made back to the
The committee on order of business asked
until 9a.m. to report. Request was denied.
Motion to adjourn until the second Thurs
day in July. Motion was lost.
H. B. TrefF tendered his resignation as
secretary of the convention. Convention re
fused to accept the resignation.
Chair announced as a new committee on
order of business: S. G. Mechlem, Ben
Power?, T. W. Savage and J. W. Carroll.
The new committee on order of business
after 15 minutes deliberation, asked till 9 a.
m. to report. It was decided to discharge
The Ticket Named.
The convention resolved itself into a com
mittee of the whole for nominations.
For Superior Judge —"Shorty" Brown
nominated Judge William McDonald. 11. B.
Tretf nominated J. T, Brown. H. W. Can
field was also nominated, and the three were
elected by acclamation.
For Sheriff—William Larkin was named
and declined. John Ross, R. E. Matlock
and H. B. Treff, who declined, and George
Thacher were named. Ross stated he ,was
not a member of the party. Luke Rawls
was then named. Nominated by acclama
j°l £°unty Clerk—J. H. St. Lawrence
and S. C. Doremus were named, and nom
inated by acclamation. Several others were
nominated and declined.
For Treasurer—C, E. Willoughby was
nominated by acclamation. Several declined
including Chairman Janeway.
For Auditor—H. H Wheeler was made
the nominee by acclamation.
H. W. Canfield appeared and after thank
ing the convention for the honor paid him,
which he declined, announced that he would
now resume to himself the allegiance hither
to given the populist party.
For Prosecuting Attorney —V. E. Bull was
nominated by acclamation.
For Assessor-Harmon Scott waa nomin«
ated by acclamation.
For School Superintendent—F. M. Hill
was nominated by acclamation.
The Burveyorship and coronership were
For County Commissioner—Third district,
Mack Angel; Second district, C. E. Hunton,
were named £>y acclamation.
For Representatives—S. L. Jamieson of
Tekoa was nominated from the Sixth dis
trict. Glenni Johnson and Henry Meany
were nominated from the Seventh district.
"Shorty" Brown moved that the refer
endum primaries be held on July 10, and
that the convention for ratification ba held
on July 17, 1900, at one o'clock, until which
time the convention shall adjourn.
Thanks were tendered the chairman and
H, H.W'heeler appeared and declined the
nomination for auditor.
H. B. Treff resigned as secretary of the con
vention and secretary of the county central
committee. Resignation accepted and C. A.
Ross elected in his stead.
Motion was carried that central committee
have power to till vacancies on the ticket.
Wheat Buyers Broke.
The grain buying firm of C- W. Tracey & Co.,
operating extensively in the I'alouse country, is
reported as having been unable to bear the
strain of speculation and gone to the wall. As
signment has been made of the interests to
Wells, Fargo & Co., and an agent of the latter
was at Colfax Wednesday looking after 10,0<io
bushels of wheat said to be owned by the broken
nrin in the l'alouse country.
Fair Next Fall.
The Whitman county fair, after the early har
vest is cared for, will be the greatest yet held.
Citizens generally are interesting themselves to
see that this prove true. A meeting to lurther
consider the matter is called for Tuesday after
noon. May 22, at 2:30. All are not only request
ed to appear, but are urged to do so, and are
expected as live citizens to show the proper
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'T3T Shirt Bosom Pad
No More Laundry Bills to Pay.
The newest and most startling novelty. Not only an endless source of Fun
Amazement and Mystery, but a Useful, Practical Article, a Money
Saver, and an actual boon to every Man. Our shirt Bosom l\ul
consists of ten reversible and detachable double h >hoiuh in layers each bavins a
different design of bosom on each nde, making 20 complete boaoma .»f Htvlin!' pat
tern, fit and finish. The pad in very light, cool and flexible, beioir tew than one
sixteenth of an inch thick, complete. For Summer they are cool and com
fortable, even in the hottest weather. I'erspiration don't hurt'them.
Try Them and Save £'»O to £:$O a Year
in Laundry Bills.
Mail orders promptly filled upon receipt of 25e.
_^ ssol«» Ajgentm.
Tlii>j \'oar's Models 0f....
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with (I & J. Clincher Tires.
Are Beauties. Drop in and examiue them und learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kinds. Bicycle and Gun Repairing of every description.
GEO. L. COKNELI US,
__^ Osborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
Hotel Coif ax, J-p- H "8»°. * **»■
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. j' Free Sample llooißß for
Lighted by Rlectrrieity. | Commerci.il Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
McDonald Squirrel Gun
Improved over last year. No more
rubber hose to burn out Found at
till loading Hardware stores.
Cheapest and Surest way
to get Kid of Squirrels.
If directions are followed money refunded if
it does not do the work. GREAT SELLER. Any
hardware company wishing to investigate, write
for terms. G. E. HICKEY,
Box 426, Walla Walla, Washington
LIVERY, FEED, SALE STABLE
H. L. SEGKAVES, Prop*.
Slock 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 aud see Rampleß. Wall Stree-
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Palouse Country.
See him before buying.
Notice for Publication.
Edward B. Miller.
Land Office at Walla Walla. Wash.. May
loth 1900.-Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing named settler has filed notice of his
intention to make final proof in support of his
claim and that said proof will he made before
the county clerk and clerk of the superior court
of Whitman county, Washington, at Colfax
Washington, on Saturday, June 30th, l'.K)i), vi/-
Edward K. Miller, who made homestead entry
No. 578J, for the nc^ section 23, Tp. lti, N. K. H
E. W. M. He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence upon and
cultivation of said land, viz: A. 11. Lynch M
C. Lynch, J. F. Hodge and David Hull all of
JOHN M. HILL, Register.
Notice for Publication.
Land Ofllee at Walla Walla, Wash., April 17th,
1900. —Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of his intention
to make final proof in support of hi.s claim, ami
that said proof will be made before Wm. A. In
mau, I. S. commissioner, at Colfax, Wash., on
Saturday. June 2d, I'.HJO, viz: Augustus Miller,
who made pre-emption declaratory statement
No. 7122, for the northeast quarter of Sec. 21
Twp. 15 N. of K. 42, E. W. M. He names the
following witnesses to prove his continuous res
idence upon and cultivation of said land, viz-
William Byrd and William Chamberlain, of
Wilcox, Washington; Joseph Canutt and Frank
Smith, of Colfax, Washington.
JOHN M. HILL, Register.
A Big Bargain.
Well improved farm of 175 acres, 150
under cultivation, 8U acres in crop, half
fall, balance spring wheat, looks fine,
13 mileß south from Colfax, 7 miles
west from Pullman. Price f.'JOOO if
taken soon. This is the best bargain
in Whitman county and should be
sold quick. Apply to (Jeo. H. Lennox, |
400 acres of buncbgrnss pasture on
I Steptoe butte; plenty of water. Inquire
of W. A. Davis, Steptoe P. O, or Ed.
Davis, Colfay 0
The Bee Hive store has outgrown iti
old quarters and removed t<i the first
J door north of Hamilton's drug store.
Mrs. If. M. Donnelly, manager for the
Viavi remedies. Will mail a Health
Book on application o
Best eastern soap 4c a bar at Econ
omy, opposite Bennett's. See Games.
Rolled oats 25c a bag, at Economy,
opposite Bennett's. See Gainee#
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Is ulmt folk!my of our Cbocolatei
and lion lions. Have yon tried our
Delicious Ice Cream Soda?
(HAS. KENNEL, i\ o. Store.
Goinj* to Bui hi?
If ho, you will nave mom v
before placing any order*
for building material.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Moulding, Window Class.
and building material of nil kiniin kept
conntantly on band. Kiln Dried Lumber
a specialty. EVttimatea promptlj fur
nished and money Bared for you in
February 7 to 10, 1900.
WE TOLD YOU SO
| The ( bampion Winter Layer*. Mho
M. IS. Turkeys.
| Set* our record at Colfaz, Feb. 7, l.Mil).
Heu Fires $2 for 13
If. B. Turkey Eggs, $l f.,r 13
JG. T. FERGUSON, Emlirott, Wn.
You and your Horse
will be treated ri^ht at
Jull/lAuJL O stable
FineHt Turnouts in the city
TeamH and Baddle hors<-s t.y the hoar
day or week. Stock boarded al rea«Oß
H. M. LIDDLK. I'ro[.r.
Express and Drayman
Will haul your freipht or move your
Roods and chattels
Package coffee IS c or 8 for $1.00, at
Economy, opposite Rennet's. See