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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Scold if the Boy's Hose wear out —it is not his fault. Buy
him a pair of our Never-Wear-Out and you will both
Through an extraordinary effort of the Cash Buyer's
Union (of which we are a member) by placing an order for
2700 dozen of Boys' Bicycle Hose direct to the manufacturers,
we now own the best Bicycle Hose ever offered. Others get
25 cents for this quality, and if ours are not as good, we will
give you a new pair free of charge. Our price. . . .10 CeiltS
We have a beautiful line, ranging in price from 8. 1, to 35
cents per yard.
Money back if goods are not satinfactorv.
The Place to Save Money.
WAITE BLOCK, MAIN STKKKT, COLFAX, WASHINGTON
MILLINERY *1900* MILLINERY
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
WAS AN EVENT IN COLFAX AND
CONTINUES AVITH GREAT SUCCESS
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 exclusively in the various Eastern
markets, and consists of many new and beautiful styles. Our
Sjirinu 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, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, AH Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Ilraids, and many other Novelties in Ladies Lingerie.
kOur many patrons nre cordially invited to call and inspect
extensive lines before making their purchases.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
■ (f,_\ •xS?'4& - : > ->s lhe last shipment having fast arrived,
\:V<^*^ »J- ~:_ LJf>" we are showing a complete line of Ladies'
.•^>, X^iS. -•-■'"—STr Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
i\.-:i:-ri .-^i-^^pO,:'//<=-«, the beat values in this market and of the
V*,*"" 7 rr^i^'f'ti i*-\'. /^r**% latest styles. Eton Jackets and Skirts
■^AJ' \\ipll :>'jir!ty!*(?^f w'tn double box plait.
v \f|?;^VV'<if c a'so °^er some excellent bargains
I -'t^,s]£ ei'j hryzyffpY'* 'JX-M in Ladies' Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
l^jKv iWr'i \ i upwardß"
/f\ 3-^^^-^ \« !<4^ I if! 8 "Special for this week we have the
/A "'CiJlßfc* JI J MkCT celebrated "Hudson Boys' Ribbed Hoee"
C fe^ **l&f "l l cents per pair. Hold for 2.". cents at
' x i JKR«.-V^»> other places.
Pioneer Merchant, Colfax, Washington
We are Headquarters for
GARDEN, GRASS AND FIELD
Poultry Supplies. Wholesale and Retail.
s^ . i -r^ i Write for Prices.
(jrVOeerieS aild Feed. Poultry and Produce Wanted.
C. H. MOORE,
Phone Main .M. Free Delivery. Colfas, Washington.
§k /A* WE HAVE PJNGS eaou?h
V X »^!k\ /A&x'il^ every finger of every hand—rings
/y/Jrrf that lend a c^arui of beauty.
-f Our entire stock of Jewelry \% propor-
S9*?^^S^ \ tionately extensive and elegant. An in
/%S//yQ \\^\^\. epeotion would be enjoyable to you and
f x x i City Jgwsltv Store,
Tliiw Year's Models 0f....
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with G. & J. Clincher Tires.
Are Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kinds. Bicycle and Gun Repairing of every description.
GEO. L. CORNELIUS,
Osborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
UOLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 25 1900
HIM OP Till STATES
fathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, May 16.
Fischer, Weeselsand Wolmarenß, Boer
delegates, arrived at New York.
The largest number of immigrants
ever received in any ono day at any port
landed at New York—s.~>B2.
Members of the International Typo
graphical Union in the United States,
Canada and Hawaiian islands voted for
officers. They cast 25,000 votes, which
axe not yet counted.
Fire destroyed the Grand Army home
for soldiers' widows at Hawkins Station
on the Pennsylvania railroad, near
Pittsburg. The 40 inmates, ranging in
age from 50 to 95, escaped without in
jury. Loss. $50,000.
Clark's seat in the United States sen
ate is in doubt. Governor Smith of
Montana is highly indignant and hur
ried home from California and at once
revoked the appointment of Clark made
by Acting Governor Spriggs during his
absence. He appointed Martin Maginnis
of Helena in place of Clark, and a merry
time is promised.
The senate committee on inter-oceanic
canals, through its chairman, Senator
Morgan, presented its written report on
the Nicaraguan canal bill. The report
includes the statements of Admiral
Walker and other members of the com
mission appointed to investigate the
various routes and also the conclusion
of the committee with reference to both
the Nicaragua and the Panama routes.
The committee takes a strong position
against the proposition to build the
canal via the Panama route, paying for
the work already done by the French.
The declaration is made that the Panama
company is practically without assets
except those inclu.ded in the Panama
Thurseiay, May 17.
Boom for ex-Governor Bradley of
Kentucky as ;i running mate for Mc-
Kinley was launched.
All railroads have agreed to a rate of
one fare for the round trip for the repub
lican convention at Philadelphia, June
The secretary of the interior has re
ceived information that the Indiana on
the Tongue river iv Montana are becom
ing restless and that an incipient "mes-
Biah crazb" has made its appearance
Wharton Barker, nominee for presi
dent of the middle-of-the-road populists,
called on President McKinley today to
pay his respects. These gentlemen have
known each other ever since the latter
entered public life. Later, Mr. Barker
said that his nomination makes the
election ol Mr. Bryan impossible. He
said: "At the last presidential election
Mr. Bryan received about 0,500,000
votes. Of this number at least 2,000,
--000 were populists. This year I will get
1,500,000, or possibly 1,750,000 of
that number. This will cut Bryan's
vote to 5,000,000 or lees. Where is he
going to get the other votes necessary
to elect him?"
Friday, May 18
A lone highwayman held up two Yo
semite, California, stages. He secured
Jameß M. Lynch of Syracuse, N. V.,
claims election as president of the Inter
national Typographical I'nion by 2-"iOO.
St. Louis labor leaders recommended
that all unions strike. Rioting broke
out afresh and half a dozen men were
shot, some probably fatally. One was a
street car conductor, two were employes
and one was a guard. An officer was
At the cabinet meeting the question of
the reception of the Boer envoys was
discussed. It is understood they prob
ably will be presented to the president
by the secretary of state. They will be
received with every courtesy, but only
as private citizens and not in any diplo
A. C. Bergum, a military prisoner at
the Presidio, was shot and instantly
killed while trying to make his escape
with several other prisoners. The dead
was a private of the Twentieth U. S.
infantry and was serving a three-years'
sentence for sleeping at his post during
service in Manila. The other prisoners
Secretary Gage, after the cabinet
meeting today announced that he would
issue a call at once for the redemption
of the $25,204,500 of outstanding 2 per
cent bonds of the funded loan of 1891,
interest to cease on September 1 next.
During the last tea and a half months
of the present fiscal year the treasury
receipts have exceeded' the expenditures
by something over $58,000,000.
Saturday, May 10.
Statue of General Grant was unveiled
in rotunda of house of representatives
U. Reavis, horse dealer at Redding,
Calif., was arrested for murder of Thos.
Sandell at Layton, Utah, a year ago.
Sam Moser, who murdered his wife
and four children near Tremont, 111.,
May 13, attempted suicide at Salt Lake
by drowning and was captured.
After a spirited debate the senate, by
the de?isive vote of 32 to IG, laid on the
table the whole proposition relating to
the transportation of mail by the pneu
matic tube system.
Texas quarantined against San Fran
cisco to keep out plague. Watch ie
kept also at Astoria and Port .Town
send and trains out of the oity are close
ly inspected at state lines.
One branch of the democratic conven
tion in Shoshone county, Idaho, en
dorsed the policy of Governor Steunen
berg in suppressing the Coeur d'Alene
riots and 31 delegates walked out, leav
Judge W. C. Hook of the United
States district court this afternoon de
cided that the section of the prohibitory
lawjprohibiting people from coming into
Kansas and taking orders for liquor is
Sunday, May 2O
There was no attempt to stop St. Louis
street cars. All tramway lioea were in opera
tion, manned by police.
t ft R Orr7 f Sen^ tl>r Man'^rson of Nebraska El
talked of for Mckinley's running mate.
Hevuß street paving boodlera were convicted
at Snamokm, Pa. Five were counciln;en.
.yalvm Jvimblern, colored, murdered his
wite and two little white girls at Pueblo, C-l
He was promptly lynched by the citizens in
the center of town. ,
Five hundred insurgents, half r.f whom '
were armed with rifles, ambushed 80 scouts of i
the * ortieth volunteer infantry in the hills
near Aquasan, in the northern part of Mm
J7n- ao' -i % Alne«cans routed the natives,
Killing 51. The American casualties were two
killed and three wounded. !
The Masonic order of Topeka, Kansas, is
preparing to prosecute Christian Scientists,
who they Bay, were responsible for the death
or Mrs. John Torrence. The woman had
typhoid fever, which eventually caused per
foration of the bowels and an agonizing death,
one was refused medical care.
At Washington an audience remarkable for
ua size, sympathy and enthusiasm greeted the
Boer commissioners in a reception given in
tneir honor under the auspices of the con
gressional and citizens' committee. The house
was crowded to suffocation and many were
turned away. The interior was decorated
with the national tri-colors of both the United
States and the Transvaal. There were prob
ably 30 members of the senate and house
Monday, May 21.
One boy was killed and three men and a
girl wounded as result of a strike| riot at St.
United States supreme court decided the
Kentucky governorship in favor of Beckham,
democrat, by saying it was purely a state
(■ise and refusing to interfere with the state
The state department has met the is3ue
raised by the comiDg to Washington of the
Boer delegation, by declining to interfere in
behalf of the South African republics in the
Gov. Rogers appointed F. W. D. Mays of
Pomeroy a regent of the Agricultural college.
The other regents and the public objected.
Then the governor oifered it to M. M. God
man of Dayton, who will not accept. In the
meantime, Mays has filed his bond and says
it the other regents don't like it they may re -
At San Francisco the Chinese highbinders
and the board of health have had a clash over
the bubonic plague question, and up to the
present time the highbinders seem to be
ahead. So far, by threats to assassinate any
C hinese who submit to inoculation against the
plague, they have prevented the Chinese from
tamng the treatment. There are 23,000 Chi
nese in the Chinese quarter and they are
terrorized at the prospect of vaccination with
the hafikine brophylactic.
PLAGUE AT SAX FRANCISCO.
Board of Health Admits the Disease
San Francisco, May 19.—The board of
health has adopted a resolution declar
ing that bubonic plague exists in San
The health authorities say that while
there are no living cases here, there have
been six deaths during the past three
months, and they have decided to take
precautions against the development
and spread of the disease.
The resolution which was adopted
re ; m as follows:
"Itesolved—That it is the sense of this
board that bubonic plague exists in the city
and county of San Francisco, and that all
necessary steps already taken for the preven
tion of its spread be continued, together with
such additional measures as may be required."
This morning a corps of physicians
went through Chinatown to treat the
Chinese with haffikne propylactic as a
preventive against plague.
Members of the board of health say
that there is absolutely no danger of
the development of a spread of the dis
ease in San Francisco, but that they do
not propose to take any chances, and it
is their duty to take all possible pre
Chicago, May 19.—Assistant Surgeon
A. S. Lloyd of the United States Marine
hospital here, has been ordered to San
Francisco to assist in the work of pre
vention of the spread of bubonic plague,
if it should break out.
Astoria, 0., May 19.—State Health
Officer J. A. Fulton acted today on the
reports received from San Francisco
that the plagde was there by declaring
a quarantine against that "port. He
has wired Surgeon General VVyman of
the reports, and will quarantine every
vessel arriving from there for ten days,
until it is officially established that the
plague does not exist there.
The agents of the O. R. & N. company
have been notified what to expect and
unless General Wyman gives instruc
tions that there is no plague in San
Francisco all vessels will have to be
quarantined. United States Quaran
tine Officer Hill Hastings has received
no information in the matter from his
NO PEACE PROPOSAL MADE.
Paul Rruser Says He Will Fight to
the Bitter End.
London, May 23.—The Transvaal
government has informed the correspon
dent at Pretoria that it has not con
sidered, and does not intend to consider
unconditional surrender, but will fight
to a finish.
The foreign consuls have been in
formed that Johannesburg will be de
fended, and the government announces
it will not hold itself responsible for in
jury to property resulting from the de
Pretoria dispatches affirm that Presi
dent Kruger, President Steyn and all
other prominent leaders of both re
publics are determined to continue re
sistance, but a minority of the leaders
advocated surrender without terms.
Mafeking is Saved.
London, May 18.—Mafeking has been
relieved. The safety of the plucky gar
rison, under Colonel Baden-Powell,
which for nearly eight months has with
stood the assault of Boers, was known
when the Associated Press sent to the
war office a Pretoria dispatch as follows:
"It was officially announced today that
when the laagers and forts around Ma
feking had been severely bombarded the
6iege was abandoned." A special dis
patch from Amsterdam also says a
telegram from Boer sources announces
that Mafeking was relieved Tuesday.
Louisiana Changed Senators.
Baton Rouge, La., May 22—Both
houses of the legislature assembled at
noon today and elected ex-Governor J.
F. Foster to the United States senate
and re-elected S. D. McEnery, who is at
the present time junior senator from
THREE GREAT ISSUES
Republicans Will Win I'pon
Them Next November.
Republicans Passed iho Anti-Trust
liaw, Hut Democrats Always
Avoided Such Legislation.
Coifax, May 23.— T0 the Editor oi The
Gazette: In compliance with your re
quest for an expression through your
columns of my views of the prospect for
success to the republican party in the
coming election, I hen- Bubmit the M
Anti-expansion, anti-trust and free
silver will doubtless be the cry of the
Anti-expansion in particularly un
popular on thin coast, ami probably
will cause California, Oregon and Wash
ington to go republican.
Free silver is particularly unpopular
in New York, and probably that state
will go republican.
Ho it would appear that the republi
can party will carry the election.
Undoubtedly anti expansion in par
ticularly unpopular on this coast for the
following reasons: Every intelligent
person who has given any' thought to
the subject knows that the count ruction
of the Nicaragua canal would be more
beneficial to the Pacific coast, Particu
larly to the agricultural interests there
in, than any other public measure now
being discussed by the American people;
for every such person, surely, realizes
that not only does it cost a great deal
to transport our grain by way of Cape
Horn, but that on account of the length
of time involved in such along voyage
the buyers cannot, when taking chances
on future uncertain pricvs, afford to pay
what otherwise they could. The present
price of wheat on this coast would to
day be considerably higher were it not
for the unusually high charters. But,
while the construction of this canal
would doubtless be a greut benefit to
the Pacific coast, yet, inasmuch as the
construction thereof would necessitate
the expenditure of a very large sum of
money, it is not probable that it would
be constructed to simply serve the needs
of this coast. However, it is very prob
able that, if the present policies being
pursued by the republican leaders, re
specting expansion of territory by the
retention of the Philippine islands and
expansion of trade between the eastern
part of this country and those islands
and the orient, be carried out, the canal
will be constructed. So it is of vital im
portance to this coast that those
policies be carried out so as to make the
construction of the canal a necessity.
As I'.ryan and the principal leaders of
the democratic party are opposed to the
retention of these islands—just as the
democratic party was opposed to the
admission of the Sandwich islands, al
though that party in the past was the
party of expansion—that party can ex
pect but little if any support from any
person who favors this policy of expan
sion, whether for commercial reasons or
othersvise. Upon the destruction of the
Spanish power in those islands, it was
certainly the obligation of this nation,
which was responsible therefor, to main
tain order there and protect from the
natives the property rights there of all
persons, Spaniards and others, together
with the lives of such persons. Where is
security to life and property given by a
semi civilized people divided into tribes,
with their deep seated prejudices aeainst
one another? or has ever in the past
such security been given by such people?
But where such a people has been re
strained from warring upon one an
other, there order has prevailed. And
to 8f cure such order it is not necessary
to deprive such a people of all their po
litical liberty. It is not done in India,
nor in the island of Jamaica. And in
all probability it is not the intention in
holding the Philippine islands to de
prive the people there of all their politi
cal liberty, but to exercise simply what
ever power or influence may be neces
sary to secure and maintain order in
the interests, not only of the natives
there, but of all the world. The only
arguments used by Bryan in his opposi
tion to the tetention of those islands
are that force is being used to bring
about order, and that the American
army there will upon its return possibly
turn its guns upon the American people.
This nation was born by the exercise of
force, was maintained by force, and late
ly upheld its honor by force. If Bryan
does not believe in force, why did he en
list in the late war? Abraham Lincoln,
George Washington, and many more of
our great statesmen, believed in using
force when that was necessary in a
worthy cause. Bryan's fears that the
American army may upon its return
wage war upon the American people in
volves an insult to that army, and to
the American people.
"We Have Anti-Trust Law.
The democratic party today is the
loudest in its denunciation of trusts, al
though, having had ample opportunities
in the past, it has done the least in
legislating against them; while a repub
lican administration secured in 1890 the
passage of a very stringent law against
them. This law, which is still in force.is
An act to protect trade and commerce
against unlawful restraints and monopolies:
Section 1. Every contract, combination in
the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy,
in restraint of trade or commerce among the
several states, or with foreign nations, is here
by declared to be illegal. Every person who
shall make any such contract or engage in any
such combination or conspiracy, shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on con
viction thereof, shall be pnniahed by fine not
exceeding five thousand dollars, or by im
prisonment not exceeding one year, or by
both said punishments, in the discretion of
Sec. 2. Every person who shall monopolize,
or attempt to monopolize, or combine or con
spire with any other person or persons, to
monopolize any part of the trade or commerce
among the several state 3, or with foreign na
tions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemean
or, and, on conviction thereof, shall be pun
ished by fine not exceeding five thousand dol
lars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one
year, or by both such punishments, in the
discretion of the court.
Sec. 3. Every contract, combination in the
form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in
restraint of trade or commerce in any terri
tory of the United States or of the District of
< olumbia, or in restraint of tr.vlo ot cm
merce between uy such territory and an
other, mt between a>iy such t.«rrit..ry ot t*»rri
tori™ and any state or states or tin. District
of Columbia, or with foreign nation*, or be
tween the District of Columbia and Hay nt»t«
or states 01 foreign nations, v hereby declared
Kyery person who nhall mako any such oos>
tract or engage in any such combination or
conspiracy, shall ba deemed «u,lty of a mis.
demeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall
I"- punished by 6ne not exceeding five thou
sand dollar*, or by imprisonment not exceed
ing one year, or by both said punbomento, in
the discretion of toe court.
Sec. 4. The wreral circuit courts, of the
United States are hereby inverted with juris
diction to prevent and restrain violations of
'n'j.act; and it ihall be the duty of the never
« district attorney* of the United States in
their respective districts, under the direction
of the attorney general, to institute proceed
ings in equity to prevent and restrain such
Such proceedings may bo by way of peti
tion setting forth the ease and praying that
Buch v olation shall be enj -ined or otbenrise
When the partie* complained offahall have
been duly notified of roch petition the court
Bhall proceed, as soon as may be, to the hear
ing and determination of the case; and pend
insrsuch petition, and before tinal decree, ch
court may at any time make roch temporary
restraining order or prohibition as thai] be
deemed just in the premises.
Sec. 5. Whenever it shall appear to the
court before which any proceeding under
section four »f this act may be pending, that
the ends of justice require that other parties
■herald be brought before the curt, the court
may cause them to ba summoned, whether
they reside in the district i:i which the court
is held or not; and subpoenas to that end may
be served in any district by the marshal
Sec. 6. Any property owned under any
contract or by any combination, or pursuant
to any conspiracy (and being the subject
thereof ) mentioned in section one of thiaact,
and being in the course of transportation from
<>:.e Btate to another, or to a foreign country
shall be forfeited to the United States, and
may ho seized and condemned by like pro
ceedings as those provided by law for the for
feiture, seizure and condemnation of property
imported into the United States contrary to
Sec. 7. Any p9rson who .sh ill he injure J in
his business or property by any other person
or corporation by reason of anything forbid
den or declared to be unlawful by thi* act,
may sue therefor in any circuit court of the
United States in the district in which the de
fendant resides or ft found, without respect to
the amount in controversy, and shall recover
three-fold the damages by him sustained, and
the costs of suit, including a reasonable at
Sec. 8. That the word "person," or "per-
Bons," wherever used in this act shall he
deemed to include corporations and a—ocia
tions existing under or anthoriz Id by the law*
of either the United States, the law* of any of
the territories, the laws of any state, or the
laws of any foreign country.
A careful perusal of this law will show
that it Dot only provides a severe pun
ishment for ith violation, but also pro
vides for the pievention thereof by in
junction. It may be that the democratic
party, not believing in "government by
injunction," objects to that feature of
the law; but in not an ounce of preven
tion worth a pound of cure? This act
also furnishes every person who may be
iujured in his business or property by
the violation of the act with a remedy
to recover of the violator three-fold the
damages be may thereby sustain. The
only objection raised against trusts by
the democratic leaders in that they are
responsible for the higher prices now
prevailing, notwithstanding their advo
cacy of free sHyer, because that would,
an they contend, mean higher prices.
If prices are now too high, why do the
democratic leaders want them to^be
still higher? It seems to me that that
party's campaign four yearn ago was
made solely on the proposition that
things were too cheap, and that it pro
posed to have free silver in order to
raise prices; but it seems now that its
present campaign will be conducted on
the proposition that things have raised
in price since four years ago. Are wool,
sheep, cattle, horned, etc., too high?
Were it not for the unusually high
charters, wheat on this coast would bo
nearly ten cents a bushel more. Would
then wheat with normal charter** be too
high? Surely, if the trust* are respon
sible for such butter prices for sheep,
cattle, horses, etc., they are not alto
gether evils without any blessings.
But suppose trustH are evils, are they
eradicated by denunciation. In a par
ent'B agony over a nick child relieved
any by simply being told by bin doctor
that he has a very wick child. If trust*
are rampant and are devouring the peo
ple, the queHtion in, What is the remedy?
Let us, therefore, hear from that party
as to their remedy, and an to why they
did not do any thing against trusts when
they had in the past the power. TniHtH
then existed in their worst phases, for
since then court after court haw greatly
restricted them. But every intelligent
man known that for the last three years
the demand for industrial and manu
factured articleß has enormously in
creased, as conclusively hliowii by the
greatly increased activity of the factories
and amount of freight carried by the
railroads throughout the I'nited States,
and that responsive to such enorinoiiH
demand the prices of manufacturing
commodities arose in obedience to the
fundamental law of supply and demand.
And every intelligent person aleo knowß
that following an increane in the de
mand for any commodity there is gener
ally an increase in the production of
that commodity, and, in consequence,
that after prices rise they fall. And
every intelligent person knows that the
capacity for increased production in the
factories is practically without limit on
account of machinery employed, but
that the capacity for production of agri
cultural commodities nan a limit in na
ture's restriction of the quantity of pro
ductive soil. So every intelligent person
realizes that, not only is there a general
tendency towards cheapness for the ne
cessities and conveniences of life, but
that this tendency is stronger for the
conveniences than the necessities of life.
This general tendency towards cheap
ness, of course, is interf<Tred with by ex
ceptional spasmodic exceptions to the
contrary: but these spasmodic excep
tions are the forerunners of a period of
| a lower range in prices for manufactured
: articles, showing as such exceptions do
that the capacity for production of such
commodities will probably be increased.
; So while prices now are higher for some
of the manufactured articles than they
i used to be, they are bound to come
lower. Capital realizes these funda
mental principles and seeks in one form
| and another to fix a limit to the ea-
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