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THE COLFAX GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Colfax's Greatest Store,
No Other Store in This City
is as busy as Kuliii'h—No other store offerH such extraordinary values and irre
sistible inducements—lt'a the prices and the sturdy qualities that make this the
favorite shopping place of all shrewd, economical persons.
PHENOMENAL SALE BARGAINS
which will crowd our store to its utmost capacity and keep us busy throughout
the entire week.
I nhi'itrd of bargains in a fine quality of I
Dr>-t<B Ginghams in plaid, stripe or
check, former prices Be, 10c, lL'ic, IV,
for this week, |>er yard 5c
Scotch Lawns in stripes, checks, plaids
and figured, former prices (i^c, 7c, <Se,
10c, for this sale, per yard 4c
Apron Ginghams in brown and white,
blue and white, green and white and
black ami white check, for this sale,
p<r yard 4u
Dimities -Imported French Dimities in
a dainty variety of colors and styles,
sold everywhere f.»r 30c, 33 l-3c and
Sic, for thin Kile, por yard 15c
I 111 if <) tll'H phenomenal sale begins, and continues through- T,,,^^ If*
IIV * out the entire succeeding week, ending on Saturday ** UJie JO
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Col Tax, AV'ashiiig'ton.
Larp..*t, moht reliable an<l quickest mail A postal mailed to us will secure you a line
order liuus.- in the State of Washington. of samples.
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
i WAS AN EVENT IN COLFAX AND
CONTINUES WITH GREAT SUCCESS
Mrs. J. lisher will take pleasure in receiving and attending
to the cnlls of her mauy 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, Site Skirts, Silk Wraps, Summer Silks for Skirts, Waist* and
Suits, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, All-Over Laces, Sets, Fringes,
Braids, and many other Novelties in Ladies Lingerie.
Our many patrons are cordially invited to call and inspect
our extensive lines before making their purchases
H^tf»"^ CHAS. PLATT.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
/fTJIC".^ The last ehipment having just arrived,
• l! X^r4?t' ■^-~- -.'.?-"( we are showing a complete line of Ladies'
/-sr*>> \£"»-^Li" '-- ■' . Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
( •'" V-^' -fi^%^'-*^\ iir**\ th" beßt valueß ia this market and of the
i •'UwW^Xil^il&^k latest styles. Kton Jackets and Skirts
' v^FH^'/J/V+^V/*-* r-c* w'th double box plait.
\j Y'^"A^l c aiso offer Borne excellent bargains
I "I^MTv fSS^ffr^-TH in Indies' Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
A\ v^f^Hb^b \! <4%,\ ■!M As "Special" for this week we have the
/•i "O^SB^ ' i^mmt'l <elebjated "Hudson Hoys' Ribbed Hose"
! '"***it-^ J^j^ at 15 cents per pair, sold for 'jr, cents at
' \ i Mm%s&%Bi other places.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
"\V"OOTIf COEY MERCANTILE Co!
▼▼ V^V^JL^» ROCKFOKD, WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Host Grade 3>/>5, Buckskin jgig.QQ per cord, by carload
Are You Alive
To your own interests?
Then serve them best bj
Doors, Paint and
CLARKE & EATON
tat. V incent's Academy
WALLA WALLA, WASH.
_ A select Boarding School for younvr girls.
Gives a thorough education in all English
branches. Music, Fancy Work, Languages,
etc. No compulaion with regard to religious
opinions. TERMS MODERATE.
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Agosta Dimities in a beautiful assort
ment of colors and styles, sold every
where for 12Jc, for this sale, per yard. 7 l-7o
Wrappers— Ladies wrapper of good
quality percale, tight fitting lining,
fa«t colors, guaranteed, for this sale,
each 75 C
Ladies wrappers of finest Merrimac per
cale, in stripes or figured, with deep
flounce, braid trimming, tight fitting
lining, sold everywhere for §1.50, for
this sale, each §1 00
Organdies—imported French Organdies
in a beautiful collection of colors and
styles, former prices 25c, 30c and 35c
per yard, for this sale, per yard V2hc
Our line of Samples of
for 1901 is now in.
Reserve your orders as we
have a very line line to select
from. Will call on you soon.
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
LIDDLxj S stable
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded at reason
H. M. LIDDLE, Propr.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1900.
MM OF THE STATES
(fathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
lloiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, May 30.
The Alabama populist state conven
tion nominated a full state ticket and
adopted a platform indorsing the nomi
nation of Barker and Donnelly.
The St. Louis board of police com
missioners decided to order the sheriff to
summon a posse commitatus of 1000
men to preserve order in the street car
strike, the city officials being powerless.
At San Francisco the board of health
held an autopsy on the body of a China
man found last night in a Chinese under
taker's establishment. A member of
the board stated that the result of the
autopsy strongly indicated that the
Chinaman died of the bubonic plague.
At Haeerstown, Mil., another link in
the chain which binds together the once
warring factions of the north and the
south was forged today by the dedica
tion of a monument erected to the mem
ory of the men who wore the gray as
well as those who wore the blue, 'who
difld in mortal combat upon the bloody
Held of Antietam. The event, which is
probably without a parallel in the his
tory of the world, was graced by the
presence of the president of the United
States, accompanied by many members
of his cabinet, a score of United States
senators, thrice as many members of
congress, the governor of Maryland and
other prominent men.
Thursday, May 31.
Four companies of the Seventh in
fantry left Seattle for Cape Nome.
A bench warrant was issued at Frank
fort, Ky.j for arrest of former acting
governor, W. S. Taylor, charging him
him with complicity in the murder of
Goebel as accessory before the fact.
Taylor is in Indiana.
At Miles City, Mont., the Northern
Express company's office was robbed of
a $5000 package and $5000 received
for the sale of lands. Alfred Morrow,
the night operator, was acting for
Station Agent Gibson and the money
was taken during Morrow's absence.
Two strangers, who were lurking about
the station, are missing.
All the officers of the confederate
veterans were re-elected by acclamation.
The election was put through in record
time, the whole thing taking lens than
one minute. The list of officers follow:
General J. B. Gordon, general command
ing: Lieutenant General Wade Hampton,
commanding army of northern Virginia
department; Lieutenant General 8. I)..
Lee, commanding army of Tennessee de
partment; Lieutenant General W. 1,.
Cabell, commanding trans-Mississippi
The naval court martial which has
bren trying Captain .1. 11. McGowan on
charges of scandalous conduct and ne
glect of duty in connection with the kill
ing by him of a Filipino while in com
mand of the Monadnoek in the Philip
pines, today submitted its conclut-ions
to the secretary of the navy for con
sideration. The court found the captain
guilty of the charges and specifications
and sentenced him to be suspended from
duty on half pay for two years and to
be reprimanded by the secretary. There
was, however, a unanimous recommenda
tion for clemency, which will be taken
under consideration by Secretary Long.
Friday, June 1.
Frank Royee was sentenced to 20
years for muider of liin grandfather near
A general strike of all the building
trades in Kansas City, was ordered at a
meeting of the Building Trades Council.
It is said that 5000 workmen will be in
Mrs. Naomi Moss was mordered in a
park at Portland, Oregon, by her hus
band, Uiley Moes, who later suicided.
They had been married but a few
The most conspicuous feature of do
mestic news is the steady progress to
ward a lower level of prices for the chief
materials of industry. The decline in
pig iron continues.
The house defeated the proposed anti
trust amendment to the constitution by
a vote of 154 to 131, the vote being di
vided practically on party lines, repub
licans for and democrats against. To
carry the measure required a two-thirds
vote of the house.
The safe of the Bank of Sheldahl.lowa,
was blown up last night by robbers,who
secured $1600 and escaped after holding
50 unarmed citizens at bay with rifles.
Shortly after midnight a terrific explo
sion shook the town and immediately
the inhabitants turned out to learn the
cause. A glance up the main street
showed the building of the Savings bank
to be in ruins and the timbers burning.
Fifty citizens rushed to the place, to be
met by two rifles in the hands of two
strangers who ordered them to halt. As
the ruinß burned brighter two other
strangers were seen looting the wrecked
safe. The crowd had brought no weap
ons. The two robbers on guard threat
ened death to the man who moved from
his tracks and the fapless citizens were
compelled to witness the robbery of their
savings without lifting a hand in re
Saturday, June 2.
Three departments of the Illinois Steel
company's mills at South Chicago were
closed for an indefinite period, throwing
over 3000 men out of employment.
At Butte, Mont., Fred Bartlett, con
victed of perjury in connection with his
bankruptcy case., was sentenced to 10
months in jail by United States Judge
Louis Smithie, a sheepherder at Con
don, Oregon, gave himself up to a sheriff
and confessed the murder of George
Young at Soda Springs, Calif., three
The "Black Kid," single-handed,
armed with a magazine rifle, about 10
o'clock this morning held up and robbed
at one time two wagons and three
coaches of the Yosemite Stage and Turn
pike company, in California, carrying 27
men and five women. Two United States
regular cavalrymen were also in the
The bank of New Lisbon, Wis., was
robbed early today of several thousand
dollars. The safe was blown up with
nitroglycerine and the building partially
wrecked. There is no clue to the per
Snnday, June 3.
The Jsoer envoys arrived at Cleveland,
Ohio, and were met by a big reception
Strike sympathizers at St. Louis
stoned a street car, and a bullet sent in
return fataily wounded a boy. The
cable conduit and switches were blown
up. Street car sympathizers vented
their wrath upon two defenseless young
women, tearing their clothes and other
wise maltreating them because they had
ridden on street cars.
At Louisville, Ky., the last exercises
connected with the reunion of the Fnited
Confederate Veterans occurred today,
when the ninety-second anniversary of
the birth of Jefferson Davis was observed
at Reunion hall with services in memory
of Mr. Davis, Winnie Davis, the "daugh
ter of the confederacy," and the con
federate dead. Five thousand persons
attended the exercises.
Monday, June 4.
Another advance of 1-6 of a cent a
pound was made in price of raw sugar.
Robbers stopped a train near Price's
switch, GO miles south of Longview,
Texas, but were beaten off by Express
The house agreed to the senate amend
ment to the sundry civil bill appropriat
ing $5,000,000 for the Louisiana pur
chase exposition at St. Louis.
General Mac Arthur reports the known
Filipino losses since the beginning of the
war to be 10,780 killed; 2024 wounded;
10,424 surrendered and captured.
Chicago police, on complaint of Joseph
Deßarth of Baker City, Oregon, raided
the Metropolitan Medical College, a con
cern which has been selling bogus diplo
Congress is in the last gapes of the
long Ression, and its expiration appar
ently is to be quite perfunctory. Inless
something extraordinary occurs no
further general legislation of national
importance will be enacted before the
Tuesday, June 5.
Geo. C. Perry of Dubuque, lowa was
appointed United States marshal for
The president nominated Brigadier
General Joe Wheeler, F. S. V., to be
brigadier general, F. S. A.
New York democrats sent a Bryan del
egation, but the platform fails to reaf
firm the Chicago platform.
The senate today confirmed the nom
ination of Brigadier General El well S.
C~:s, !'. S. A., to be major general.
- June wheat at Chicago, 66& July, G7.
Portland 51 to 52; Tacoma, 51 for
club, 54 for bluestem, both for export.
House committee on military affairs,
after an investigation of three months,
endorsed the actions of Gov. Steunen
berg of Idaho in suppression of the
Coeur d'Alene riots and justified the
president in all he has done.
Negotiations between the strikers aud
the St. Louis Transit company, looking
to a settlement of the strike, are off for
the present, and probably will not be
resumed until the strikers agree not to
demand the discharge of men now in the
employ of the company in order that
they may regain the positions they gave
up when the strike was declared. Two
men were set upon and brutally beaten
by a crowd this afternoon because they
rode on a Transit Company car.
The secretary of the navy received the
following cablegram from Admiral
Kempff, commanding the Newark, lying
at the Taku torts at the mouth of I'ei
Ho river, dated Taku, June 5: "Engaee
ment has commenced, Have landed a
force of 50 seamen more, battalion of
marines."' The cipher message is not
legible and it is supposed at the navy
department that the admiral mean's
that he has landed 50 seamen. The
break in the admiral's cablegram is
caused by an illegible group of figures.
Regarding it in one light it would seem
that the Newark has landed 50 Bailors
to reinforce the marines already ashore
and in another aspect the gap might be
read to state that 50 sailors had been
landed with another batallion of marines.
However that may be, the admiral's
news is regarded as of the utmost
NO FUSION IN WHITMAN.
Democrats Leave This County and
Spokane Out of the Deal.
In figuring on the coming campaign
the democratic state central committee
expects that there will be a fusion of the
Bryan forces in all the counties of east
ern Washington except two, Those two
are Spokane and Whitman. It is con
ceded by the committee that it is al
most impossible for the democrats and
the populists to get together on one
ticket this fall for the county offices in
those two. It is claimed that but one
nominating convention will be held in
Stevens county, in Ferry, Okanogan
and Chelan, and in fact in all the coun
ties thia side of the mountains.
In Spokane county, as the date ap
proaches for the populist county nomin
ating convention, it seems more certain
that there will be no fusion between that
party and the democrats. The popu
lists may be willing to fill but half of
the county ticket and leave the rest open
for the executive committee. But should
they do this some of the prominent dem
ocrats are emphatic in their declarations
that they will not have their ticket
burdened by such candidates as are men
tioned for the populist ticket, and that
the offer of the populists will be rejected
after they have made half the nomin
A Sprained Ankle Quickly Cured.
"At one time I suffered from a severe
sprain of the ankle," says Geo. E Gary,
editor of the Guide, Washington, Va.
"After using several well recommended
medicines without success, I tried Cham
berlain's Pain Balm, and am pleased to
say that relief came as soon as I began
its use and a complete cure speedily
followed." Sold bj all druggists.
AN ANTI-TRUST HILL
Republican Measure Passed the
House. One Against.
Labor and Trades Unions Were
K.xeepted from its Stringent
WaKlmifrton, June 2.-Only one vote
wan cant in the booae today against the
Littlefield anti-trust hill to amend the
Sherman anti-truHt act to make it more
effective in the prosecution of trust*,
their agents or attorneys.
Mr. Maun, republican, of Illinoin, cant
the negative vote. The bill, according
to the statements of the republican lead
ers, goes to the limit of the authority
of con^res* under the constitution. Ail
the democratic minority amendments
except one were defeated. That was an
amendment declaring that nothing in
the act should be construed to apply to
trades unionn or labor organizations.
All except eight republicans Mchhth.
Aid rich, Alabama; Allen and Littlefield,
Maine; Bailey, Long and Calderhead,
KaiiHaw, and Cannon and Hitt, Illinois,
voted for it.
Points of the Law
The bill amends the Sherman anti
trust law so an to declare every contract
or combination in the form of a trust or
conspiracy in restraint of commerce
among the states or foreign nations ille
gal, or such party to such act or com
bination guilty of a crime punishable by
a fine of not Ichh than $500 nor more
than $5000 and by imprisonment not
less than nix months nor more than two
It provides that any person injured by
a violation of the provisional provisions
of the law may recover threefold dani-
The definition of "person" and "(icr
sons'" in the recent law i* enlarged bo as
to include the agents, officers or attor
neys of corporations.
Barred Out of the Mails.
For purposes of commerce it declares
illegal all corporations or associations
formed or carrying on business for pur
poses declared illegal by the common
laws; provides that they may be per
petually enjoined from carrying on in
terstate commerce and forbids them the
use of the United States mails.
It provides for the production of per
sons and papers and confers jurisdiction
upon Fnited States circuit and district
courts for the trial of cases under it and
authorizes any person, firm, corporation
or association to begin and prosecute
proceedings under it.
Mr. Overstreet of Indiana, who drew
the report on the bill, occupied the time
for general debate on his side with an
explanation of the proposed amend
ments to the Sherman antitrust law
which it contained.
Amendments Are Voted Down.
The minority amendment to broaden
the language of section '.) was lost 122
The minority amendment authorizing
the president to place on the free list
articles in which he is satisfied there is a
combination of trade, was lost, 122 to
The last minority amendment pro
vided that nothing in the act should be
construed to apply to trades unions or
labor organizations. AgairiHt this Mr.
Ray raised the point of order that it was
not germane. The speaker overruled
the point of order, saying that it was in
order under the agreement. The demo
crats? greeted the ruling with cheers.
"Now we have you in the hole," shout
ed some one on +he democratic Bide. But
many of the republicans voted for the
amendment. Mr. Babcock of Wisconsin,
voted with the democrats, and hia vote
was greeted with applause.
Applause From the Democrats.
As each republican voted for it the
democrats applauded. They were es
pecially demonstrative when Mr. Gros
venor, of Ohio, Mr. Roy of New York,
and Mr. Dolliver of lowa, voted in the
affirmative. The amendment prevailed
by an overwhelming majority, 2GO to N.
The announcement was greeted with
cheers on both sides of the house.
The vote was then taken on the pass
age of the bill. On this vote the re
publicans repeated the democratic per
formance of applauding the democrats
as they voted for it. The bill was pass
ed, 273 to 1. Mr. Mann, republican, of
Illinois, voted against the bill.
GENERAL OTIS LANDS.
Says American Soldiers Are in
San Francisco, June i.— After five
days in quarantine at Angel island, Ma
jor General E. 8. Otis, who arrived laßt
Wednesday from Manila, was allowed to
land today. Several cases of smallpox
on board the transport Meade were the
cause of the quarantine and General
Otis and all on board had to submit to
When seen by a representative of the
Associated Press General Otis, in re
sponse to a request that he make a
statement of the situation in the Philip
pines, said that while it would give him
great pleasure to comply with the re
quest, he was constrained to decline for
the reason that such action, in his judg
ment, would be inconsistent with his
duty as an officer of the army.
"War Practically Ended.
Asked what would be the effect on the
war if the report of Aguinaldo's death
was true, General Otis said the war was
practically ended, that Aguinaldo's fol
lowers were deserting him fast, and those
who now remain with him are generally
of the lower class. Most of his officers
have left him, though some still remain
in touch with him. Some of those who
have left him are now engaged in busi
ness in Manila and others are hiding in
the mountains. Many of his closest fol
lowers are more friendly toward the
United States, and as soon as the na
tives in general gain confidence in the
friendly offices and the justice of the
Americans, there will be little difficulty
in bringing them to terms.
Asked as to the commercial value of
the islands, the general said the islands
are vastly rich, especially in hemp, sugar
and tobacco, and that as soon as the
situation became more qaiet business of
ail kinds would increase tremendously
even as it m no* doing.
General <»ti H would not state whether
or not he favored the retention of tbe
islands by this country; in response to
Bucb a query he merely said: "We've
got them now. What' are we to do
it isJGaertlla Warfkre.
Regarding tbe number of troop* tad
the condition ol tbe soldiers, General
utissaid: "There are 55,000 effective
troops scattered among the inland, now
engaged in the protection of the people
from guerilla warfare, whirl, j H rampant
in some sections. The general health ol
tbe troops is exceedingly good, the per
centage of sick for the month of April
('•■ iii!,' but about 10 per cent. Tiir \m
encan soldiers can stand the campaign
much better than tbe Filipinos, and es
pecially during the rainy seasons did
tneirgood health impress me. Tbe men
"re becoming acclimated, and though it
may become necessary to send out relief
troops at times, ir will hardly be neces
sary to send soldiers very frequently "
TERRIBLE SCENES IN INDIA.
Thousands Blaln Bj Famine and
Bombay, June 3.-Louis Klopsch of
>••»■ York, publisher o! the ('hristian
Herald, Who Imn arrived hen- after m-ik
ing a tour of the famine Btricken dis
tricts, makes the Following statement:
•'Everywhere I met the most Knocking
and revolting scenes. The famine camps
have been swept by cholera and small
pox. Fugitives, scattering in ail direc
tions and stricken in Bight, were found
dying in the fields and roadside ditches
Phe numbers at one relief station were
increasing at the rate ol 10,000 per day
Terrible Death List,
At Godbern there were 3000 'death*
From cholera within four days and at
Dobad 2500 in the same period The
hospital death rate at Godhera and
Dohad was 90 percent.
"Air and water were impregnated with
an intolerable stench of corpses. At Ah
medabad, the death rate in the hospital
was 10 percent. Everyday I saw new
patients placed face to face with corpses
In every fourth cot then- huh a corpse.
"Flu: thermometer read 115 in the
shade. Millions of flies hovered around
the uncleansed dysentery patients.
"1 visited the smallpox and cholera
wards at Viragau. All the patients
were lying on the ground, there being m>
cotn. Otherwise their condition was
Dead Devoured By l>o>;8.
"I can fully verify the report* thai
vultures, dogs and jackals are devour
ing the dead. Dogs have been seen run
ning about with children's limbs in their
"The(government is doing itn best.but
the native officials are hopetaMlj and
heartlessly inefficient. Between tbefam
mc t lit* plague and the cholera, the con
dition of the Bombay presidency is how
worse than it was at any previous per
iod in the nineteenth centory. Whole
families have been blotted oat. The
npirit of the people i H broken and there
may ho something Mill worse to come
when the monsoon breaks."
Forest lienerve Hill.
Washington, June I.—Representative
■loner*" bill to prevent extension of the
present forest reserves, or creation of
new reserves without special authorisa
tion by congress, Iwih been favorably re.
ported, bat its friends fear the bill will
not get through both houses. Commis
sioner Hermann of the general land of
fice ban, however, assured both Repre
sentatives Jones and Wilson of Idaho,
who have been working together on thin
matter, that in view of the evident [♦•<•!
--inK regarding the matter, nothing will
be done by the department until con
gress has had opportunity to pans upon
the question. Representative WiU>n in
now making an effort to baveanamend
ment placed in the sundry civil bill re
stricting lieu land selections now allowed
by law to lands already surveyed. Thif,
it is claimed, will prevent railroad com
panies from selecting valuable timber
land in lieu of lands of which they are
deprived in reserves.
Boxers Murder Foreigners.
Tien Twin, June 2.—The foreigner! who
escaped from Pao Ting Fn, are ten miles
from here. Four of the party bare been
killed and four are wounded. An ex
pedition is proceeding to their relief
The French consulate here baa received
information from priests at I'ao Tinjj
Fu that thirty foreigners, including Hix
women and a child who were attempting
to escape from Pao Tint; Fu to Tien
Twin in boats, were attacked by over Too
Boxers, armed with riflen and npearn.
Many of the foreignerH were wounded
and four were killed ontrigbt, hut the
fate of the remainder of the party is un
known. Having little ammunition, how
ever, it is considered impossible that
they could hold out airairiHt their assail
Opening Reservation Lands.
Washington, June 4. —A conference
agreement was reached today on a bill
which will open to settlement about
2,400,000 acres of public land. Senator
Shoup of Idaho originally proposed the
bill opening to settlement the old Fort
Hall, Idaho, military reservation, con
taining about 400,000 acres. IMegate
Fiynn, in the house, secured an amend
ment similarly opening a tract of about
2,000,000 acres of the Kiowa and Com
manche lands in southwest < >klahoma.
Mrs. John Sherman Dead.
Mansfield, Ohio, June 4—Mrs. John
Sherman died &t midnight, aged 72
years. She was Miss Margaret Cecilia
Stewart, only child of the late Judge
Stewart of thii city. She was married
to Mr. Sherman December 31, 184 m.
There are no children. She was born
here and will be buried here.
\.--<( iational Meeting.
The nineteenth annual session of the
I'alouse Uaptist Association will be held
at ' hikt^dale June 15-17 inclusive. Plans
are under way for an interesting session
of the B. Y. I. I*. Saturday evening,
June IG. An associational meeting of
the young people is a new feature in
connection with these annual gatherings,
which are usually full of interest for