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THR COLFAX GAZETTE.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER.
Only Ten Days More
..f the Great Kincount Sale—will positively clone on the evening of JULY 10th.
< tur object of thin nnlo mu*t be accomplished by that time—that is, every dollar's
worth of thin B»<nnoiiH goodn to be cloned out. Kver eince the first day of thiH bij;
repoction sale thiH han been the only biiHy Hfore in town, and onr trade has been
mormons. If you have not already been in to see us, do uot delay any longer,
but come at once ami carry away pome of the many great bargainH that are daily
leaving our store, lit member, thiH in your lant chance to buy
Clothing, Dry Goods,
Tilts SIIOPS "Rtf* at eucb marvelously
XAclir>, .CjLL., low prices.
N«> bumbug—everything hint as advertised. Look over our Catalogue, make
your ■elections, deduct 20 per cent from lint price, and you will have the amount
r>l your purchase. Do NOT FORGET the date on which the sale ceases, for after
•II I.V I nth no discount will be allowed. A word to the wine iH sufficient.
Money hack if goods are not satisfactory.
WAITK I', LOCK, MAIN STKKKT, COLFAX, WASHINGTON
all are combined, unrivaled, in the beautiful and productive
Calispeil Valley, through which flows the majestic Tend
d'Oreille River. This delightful spot may be reached on
the fast boat of the
Red Cloud Steam Navigation Co.
leaving Newport, Idaho, after arrival of the Great Northern
east-bound passenger train every MONDAY and FRIDAY
for the famous BOX CANYON' and Metaline, and all inter
Pare, Newport to Box Canyon, $5.50 Round Trij
I.ox Canyon, with its mountain-higb walls and t-eei!iiit^
waters, ih one of the wild spots of nature. The adjacent
woods abound in game and the water* teem with Hhli the
lor tickets and further information apply to or address,
tiKQIWF .UttiKS, NVwiKu-t, Malm, or ED. KENNEL, Colfax, Wash.
HOWARD & LACEY,
Piano Headers, Binders and Mowers,
Hay Hakes, Standard Mowers,
The Marysville Draper, (best on the market)
Light Running Canton Clipper Plows,
Studebaker "Wagons, Carriages and Hacks.
Full line of Header Extras.
Machine Oil, Lime, Cement.
Osborne Sickles and Sections at Reduced Prices.
Iliix Year's Jlodol* of
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with G. & J. Clincher Tires.
Art' Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kiinln. Bicycle nnd Gun Repairing of every description.
(i EO. L. CORNELIUS,
Farmers, why let the squinels
Bat up your crop when you can
kill them with a
McDonald Squirrel Gun?
References -Washington Agricultural Col- 1
lego, Pullman; University of Idaho, Moscow;
B. T. ]>yrns. Moscow; Heed, Moscow; First
National Bank, Moscow; G. Horn, Oakesdale*
J K. Lee, Colfax.
Warranted, if directions are followed, or
money refunded, and $25 on the side to any
one proving differently.
G. E. BIOKKY, GenL Agent.
Box 426, Walla Walla, Wash.
LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES
Aao AUCTION CORRAL.
MILL STREET. I). 1). tfEAD, l'ropr.
Special attention to transient stock. Horses
boarded by the day, week or month. Our
rates an rL'ht.
Headquarters Almota and Penawawa Stage
FRED H. BROWN Bays
Cattle and Hogs.
Pays highest market price.
Office with Chas. DeFrance, Culfax, Wash.
J. W. CAIRNS,
Express and Drayman
Will haul your freight or move your
goods and chattels
11. W. Go* f Agt. Phenix Inß. Co.
The Place to Save Money.
OHborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
Jl p THRESHING MACHINE
.I.U. and EXTRAS.
Our Extras, which are first class, sell at about
one-half the prices charged by other houses.
Header and Jackson Extras.
j 150 ft. S-inch 4 ply Gandy Belt $38.50
Myers' Tank I'ump, complete 15.00
Cylinder Teeth, each 0 cts
J. C. BILSL.AND,
Next door to Gunshot, Main Street, Colfax
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
LII)DLE S STABLE
Fineßt Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded'at reason
H. M. LIPDLE, Propr.
Have your Spectacles fitted by
J. W. Sever, Optician
Graduate of the Chicago Opthalmic College. All
errors of refraction fully corrected by properly
urouiid glasses. Eyes tested free. At Severs
Jewelry Store. Main Street, Colfax.
Sells the Best
Pumps and Windmills
in the Palouse Country.
See him before buying.
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance.
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1900.
111 S OF THE STATES
fathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, June 20.
A big drop in structural steel prices took
A million in was shipped from New
» orlc to France.
The will of the late David Wells provide.
fof a legacy of $37,000 for Harvard university.
Minnesota democrats, in convention, en
dorsed Towne, the populist nominee for vice
Captain Peter C. Deming, assistant com
missary of subsistence at San Francisco, was
sentenced to three years for embezzlement of
Thursday, June 21.
Texas democrats adopted an anti-expancion
War in China caused a falling off of exports
from P*ew York.
Jim Hanson, the Indian on trial for niurd»r
of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hanson near Skagway,
Alaska, confessed and implicated ten other
The Southern Pacilic roundhouse at Ken,
City, Calif., burned. Patrick IJuin and Byrd
Gilmore, employes, perished. The fire was
caused by the explosion of an oil tank. Lobs.
Friday, dune 22.
Congressman J. A. T. Hull was renomi
nated by the republicans of the Seventh
Bryan wrote a letter in which he said the
10 to 1 plank in the democratic platform
would be plain.
Jessie Morrison cut the throat of Mr 3. Olin
Castle, a bride of a week, at Eldorado, Kan
sas. Jealousy was the cause.
Reinhard Brook, a Portland saloonkeeper,
fell into the Columbia river from the deck of
the steamer Baily Gatzert and was drowned.
Today's statement of the treasury balance
in the general fund, exclusive of the $1.10,000,
--000 gold in the division of redemption, shows:
Available cash balance. ?14!),7Cii.717; gold
At Peru, Indiana, a terriiic windstorm witli
four distinct cloudbursts did much damage.
An unprecedented rainfall of four and a half
inches followed, flooding cellars and convert-.
ing streets into miniature rivers.
Saturday, Juno 23.
Bryan said he would not attend the Kansas
Senator Hanna predicted that the western
states will go strongly republican.
The export of specie from the port of New
York for the week amounted to 5<4,2. r«l > 7M3 in
gold and §1,0.^5,870 in silver.
June soldiers of the Fortieth regiment were
killed and 12 wounded in an ambush at Cay
azan, Mindanao, by insurgents.
A passenger train on the Southern railway
ran into a washed out bridge uearMcDonougli.
Ga., and went into the river. Over 40 lives
wore lost and many injured.
A tramp arrested at Coltan, Utah, fer rob
bery had $1682 in money and certificates of
depobit on various banks in the state of Wash
ington concealed upon him, besides five gold
watches and a dozen rings.
Sunday, June iM.
Battleship Oregon left Hong Kong for
A cyclone in Beaver county. Oklahoma,
killed three men.
Alabama crops have Buffered immensely
from too much rain.
In an ambuscade near Tientsin, China, four
American marines were killed and seven
Fay Severe, a colored woman, stabbed and
killed Emma Golden, colored, on a Portland
Chas. Mefford, a maniac, ran amuck, killed
four people with an ax and then suicided at
Cedar Rapids, lowa.
An excursion train near Green Bay, Wis.,
was telescoped by a freight. Eight were
killed, one is missing and 34 were injured.
At Redford, Indiana, Albert Roberta and
Oscar Jeans fought a pistol duel over Miss
Je^ie Russell. She jumped between them
and was instantly killed by a shot from Rob
erts. He will lose hia mind.
Monday, June 25.
Geo. Maxfield, a laborer, shot and killed his
young wife near Seattle. They were married
nine months ago, but were separated.
A disastrous hailstorm swept over Denver,
Idaho, destroying wheat fields and orchards.
The hailstones were as large as eggs. Horses
were knocked down.
Sheriff Neal Morris was wounded and two
of his deputies killed near Cloud Chief, Okla
homa, while pursuing George Casey and a
man named McKee, who had broken jail at
The equal suffrage amendment was defeated
at the Oregon election by a vote of 28,201 to
26,285. Suffrage leaders are jubilant over the
large vote. Twenty-one counties out of 33
gave good majorities. One county was lost
by a tie and one by one vote. The leaders
are eoing right ahead to try again.
The reported action of the gunboat Mono
cacy, in failing to respond after she bad been
fired upon from the Taku forts, is understood
to have been received with surprise by the
president, who requested an explanation of
the matter, which has not been furnished.
This was made known in official quarters to
offset the published intimations that the
Monocacy would not have failed to respond
unless she had been ordered to hoi \ her tire.
Tuesday, June 20.
Jeff Davis ia the democratic nominee for
governor of Arkansas.
Illinois democrats nominated Samuel Als
chuer for governor. He is a German.
Tom Sharkey was whipped in 15 fast
rounds by Gus Ruhlin at Coney island.
Captain John L. Powers was arrested at
Harlan, Ky., charged with being accessory
to the murder of Goebel.
Volunteer companies have been formed in
Oklahoma and Indian Territory which have
been offered for service in China.
There were two deaths and four prostra
tions from heat at Pittsburg, Pa. There were
several prostrations at Sioux City, lowa, also.
At Chicago there were six prostrations and
Fighting for Life.
Berlin, June 27.—The German consul
at Chefoo confirms the contents of the
message from Vice Admiral Seymour
which reached Tientsin Monday, saying
he was then eight miles westward of that
city, terribly harassed, could only hold
out another two days and had 63 men
killed and over 200 wounded, and adds
that the admiral asked for the dispatch
of a relief [column of 2000 men. This
column left Tientsin during the morning
of June 2"», under Russian command.
CHINA s VAST ARMY AT I'KKING.
It Numbers 360.000 Men. and Has
Abundance of Ammunition.
London, June 25.-Ueneral Ma's
army, says a correspondent at Shan Bai
Kan, consisting of 4."),<)()<) men, left a
week ago for Peking, and (General Sung
thing's, troops, numbering 25,000, left
for the same place June 15. A careful
estimate of the number and armament
of the Chinese troops around Peking
puts the total at 360,000, and it i*
calculated that these troops possess 22
seven-centimetre Creusote guns, is
Krupps and 150 Maxims. Their sup
ply of ammunition is practically inex
haustible. It has been mainly supplied
by a Cerman firm. Fully three fourths
of the Chinese forces are badly drilled,
wholly undisciplined and quite unfamiliar
with modern weapons.
Another Shanghai dispatch says: "Li
Ping Heng, former governor of Shang
Tung, who is intensely anti-foreign, has
gone to the Kiang Kin forts on the
i ang Tse. He has declared his inten
tion of resisting the landing of British
forces in that region."
According to a Hong Kon« dispatch,
dated yesterday, strong reinforcements
of Indian police, with three Maxims
have been sent to Kow Loon, on the
A Chefoo message of Monday's date
says: "Four cannons have been added
to the west fort here, where there are
now 1000 soldiers permanently encamp
ed, a further force having arrived from
Nmg Jlai Chou. There is an uneasy
feeling prevailing here, and an attack is
generally anticipated. Chinese mer
chants are closing their offices and pre
paring to leave the port. All business
is at a standstill.
Extensive preparations by the allies
are going forward. The first regiment
of British India's 10,000 men embarked
at Calcutta yesterday and 833 more
marines received orders to go out from
The British war office, in anticipation
of a prolonged campaign, is contracting
for winter clothing and fur camps.
The Amur army corps, ordered out
by Kuseia, numbers 52,100 men, with
84 guns. Japan proposes to land 15,
--000 men on Chinese territory within a
Among tlie minor military prepara
tiotiH.the Portuguese govern or of Macao,
inland of Macao, at the southwest en
trance of Canton river, in sending arms
to the Portuguese concession. The (Jer
manH in Hong Kong have cabled
Emperor William to ank if they may
nerve in the local forceH in defense of
Hong Kong. A million rounds left Hong
Kong yesterday for Taku by the British
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times sends the following under yester
day's date: "A military correspondent
at Taku says the operations of the allies
are suffering from the want of a recog
nized head, defective organization and
lack of transport."
Chenej voted for free school text
Sturgeons are being caught in large
numbers in Snake river these days.
Davenport has voted $20,000 bonds
and will build a modern school house.
Interest on Walla Walla county war
rants has been reduced from 6 to 5 per
Hen Avers of Asotiti last week sold
two hundred head of horses to Minne
sota buyers, for a good figure.
W. Jonefi is reported to have bought
at Walla Wnlla lately 100,000 bushels
of wheut at 44c, much of it being 18D8
The oldest person in the state of
Washington is said to be Mrs. Emily
Foreyth of North Vakima. She is 104
Mrs. C. E. Bailey of Seattle, was
burned to death Sunday evening by the
explosion of a coal oil lamp, by which
she was reading.
Mrs. 11. S. Brode of Walla Walla, gave
birth to male triplets Tuesday. They
weighed about five pounds each, and
are healthy and normally developed.
Three fish-trap locations at Lummi
island, at the lower end of I'uget Sound,
were recently sold to the North Ameri
can Trading company at Fairhaven, for
Little Clifford Howell, 1 years of age
was killed early Tuesday evening by a
Northern Pacific freight train running
over his body, at Spokane, almost cut
ting him in two just above the waist.
Wednesday evening Frank Comrade
was attacked by a large cougar, which
was one of a pack of three, about a mile
and a half out from Snoqualmie City.
The animal tore Mr. Comrade's coat to
shreds, badly scratching him and his
horse's side before they could escape.
John McDonald, a pioneer farmer of
Lincoln county, drove on the Northern
Pacific track at Sprague the other day
in front of the North Coast limited. The
locomotive struck and wrecked his
wagon. McDonald was caught on the
pilot and carried a block before the
train could be stopped. He was dead
when taken oif.
The Oregon Agriculturist says a
great share of the wheat in the Willam
ette valley is not looking well, and a
large average yield cannot be expected.
A coming together of poor crops and
low prices will put the exclusive wheat
farmers in a very tight place. Fortu
nately, the number of sheep, swine, hogs
and goats in the valley has been increas
ing very fast for a year or two and the
dairy and poultry industries have been
growing apace, co that a multitude of
farmers now have some income from
some one of these sources.
The Thurston county populist central i
committee dealt a severe blow to the !
democratic contingent of the Bryanites.
The committee passed a resolution
unanimously and emphatically to the !
effect that under no circumstances would j
the name "people's party," be surrend- j
ered in the coming campaign, and if a i
fusion ticket is nominated in Thurston !
county it must be named the people's
party ticket. It has been confidently
asserted by democrats that the people's
party would go out of existence, and
populism would enlist under the demo- ;
cratic banner in the fall campaign. The j
action of the populist committee leads j
to the belief that there will be three
tickets in the field.
Belief Force It cached Thorn Nol
An Hour Too Soon.
Hemmed in Ity ('i,i, irM . Hordes
<>n!y a l-'*-\v Miles Outside
Chefwo, June 28.—Admiral Seymour's
expedition hurt been relieved, having
failed to connect with Peking. There i»
do news from Peking. The Russian gen
eral, Schlelle, commanding the combined
forces of 10,000 men, is Buppoeed to be
proceeding to Peking.
Admiral Spy mom's expedition is re
turning to Tientsin. Bis force has snf
fered greatly. Ir ie estimated thai from
40.000 to 60,000 Chinese troops are
now before Peking. Boxers from all
sections are swarming there.
l'ear the Worst
London, June 26.—A Briti*!. cruiser
has arrived at Cbefoo from Taku with
the latent news a* follows:
Eight hundred Sikhs and 200 Welsh
iusileere have effected a junction with
the American, German ami Russian
forces which had been cut off by the Chi
nese about nine miles from Tientsin. It
was proposed to deliver an assault up
on the Chinese forces at Tientsin last
night. It ih not dear what forces united.
It would seem that one relieving force
cut off, had been relieved by another.
At any rate it in apparently certain that
the allies arrived in sufficient force ar
Tientsin Sunday to attack the besieging
"Foreign official opinion here," sa.\H a
dispatch to the Daily Express from
Snangbai, "in that the worst has hap
pened to the legations at Peking. Even
if the legations were safe on June 11,
there is no guarantee that they are safe
now. The situation if. fact grows more
and more gloomy. The entire absence
of reliable news from the capital seems
to justify the worst construction which
can he put upon it. Had news comes
from Van Kung, where the unrest jh said
to be growing hourly. Viceroy Lin
king Yuch has telegraphed the British
authorities he has ordered the live Chi
nese cruisers lying off the harbor here
lo proceed to Nan Kin."
Cheefoo, Jnne 2G. — Rear Admiral
kempfl reports by a Japanese torpedo
boat that the combined forces entered
Tientsin on Saturday, Jane 23, sustain
ing email loss. They Btarted on Sunday
to relieve the force which left Tientsin on
June 10 and which is believed to be sur
rounded near Peking.
According to these Japanese reports
Admiral Seymour has been captured
and the ministers have left Peking
guarded by Chinese soldiers. Their
whereabouts in unknown.
Surrounded In China
Washington, June 27.—-me xi; 4Vy de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Kempff:
"Taka, June 25.—Secretary of the
Navy, Washington, D. ('.: The relief
force reached Tientsin on the 2"ird. The
loss was very small. The Peking relief
force which left Tientsin on June 10 is
reported to be surrounded ten miles
from Tientsin. A force left Tientsin on
the 24th to render assistance."
The secretary of state has received a
dispatch from I. S. Consul John Fowler,
at Chefoo, saying: "The combined
forces entered Tientsin on the 2."ird."
With Seymour and the fir*t interna
tional force for Peking are 100 Ameri
can marines and four officers.
Brooklyn Hunts the Fight.
Washington, June 26.— The navy de
partment announces that the armored
cruiser Brooklyn with Admiral Kemey on
board will take 300 marines from Ma
nila to Taka, stopping at Nagasaki en
route. The gunboat Princeton has been
ordered to Swato, Amoy and Goo Chow,
thence to Shanghai to install an electric
plant, keeping ever ready for immediate
The president has assigned (ien. Adna
K. ( haffee to the command of military
forces operating io China, (ien. Chaffee
was at the war department today re
ceiving instructions, and will bare for
San Francisco in time to sail on the Ist
of July with the Sixth cavalry. Thin
detachment sails on the Grant, which
has been ordered to touch at Nagasaki
for further orders. It is probable that
the ship will then sail for (hefoo with
(ien. Chaffee and the Sixth cavalry. (Jen.
Mac Arthur was cabled today an order
directing the commanding officer of the
Ninth infantry and such other forces as
may be operating in China by the time
of the Grant's arrival to report to Gen.
Chaffee on his arrival. Unless present
plans change, headquarters will be es
tablished at Cbefoo. Gen. Mac Arthur
was also directed to send Capt. Russell
of the signal corps with a detachment
to Cbefoo. Capt. Russell, during the
Spanish war, worked in conjunction with
naval officers, and he has been selected
to have charge of the signal operations
because of his familiarity with that work
in both the army and navy. The Ninth
infantry sails from Manila" on the 27th.
The Sixth cavalry sailing from San
Francisco .July 1 will touch at Nagasaki
for orders and may be diverted to China.
Must Have an Army.
Chefoo, June 20. — The foreigners
everywhere are urging the concentration
of an army of 100,000 men, or at least
about 50,000, for an advance on Pe
king. Many persons, familiar with the
Chinese character, think the foreign min
isters and Vice Admiral Seymour are
held as hostages for good terms of set
tlement. They also believe the whole
Chinese army is joining in the movement
under the leadership of Tune Fu Hsiang,
who crushed the Mohammedan rebellion.
! Recently he was nominally degraded for
| the purpose of organizing an anti-foreign
i uprising quietly. It ie estimated that
i GO/'OO soldiers, well armed but poorly
! disciplined, are about Peking and Tient
i sin. The Chinese officers boaet that
they have 400,000 soldiers.
Admiral Seymour's force carried a
week's rations and the men had an aver
| age of 150 rounds of ammunition. The
| Russians' conduct at Taku, according
to other officials, inflamed the natives.
The Russians are reported to have been
I shooting the Chinese indiscriminately
and driving away the Chine— who
would bavn procured transportation
and pro\ i«ions, and of looting the town.
A great naval demonstration at all
the treaty ports m aim said to be de
sirable in order to influence the waver
ing Chinese merchants who are favor
able to foreigner*. The masses are be.
coming excited at the reports of their
countrymen s success against the pow
ers. Merchantmen arrivinc here report
that the I.oxers are drilling in the
streets of \..w Chwang and that when
theoffieials inspected the soldiers with
the View of Suppressing the I.oxers they
found the soldiers had sold their rill-
'ir.d equipment to the Boxers
Hoard Prom at Lam.
Washington, Jane 2G.-After a day ol
uncertainty and suspense, official infor
mation came with a rush early today
concerning the forces operating at Tien
tsin and thoae seeking to break through
to Peking Admiral KempHs dispatch
and that from Consul Fowler at Chefon
confirmed the reports that the combined
forces which bare been operating ne«r
1 iciitHin entered the <itv on the "td
The admiral added the welcome intel
ligence, "Loss very small." This in the
relic column, including Major Littleton
Waller and 130 United States marine*
which soffered a repalm <>n their first
movement. Beyond the brief statement
ol four killed and seven wounded noth
ing has come as to the casualties ol the
first attack, but the resuh ol tbe second
movement, which has been awaited with
deepest concern, is now cleared up l>v
the admiral's report that the force ban
fought through, with small ions | t n
mains yet to be reported bow rhe relief
column fonnd affairs at Tientsin where
according to the unofficial reports ol last
week, anarchy prevailed and tbe foreiirn
quarters were destroyed.
Hut tbe admiral's report turned atten
tion in a now direction by tbe statement
that tbe relief force is reported "ten
miles from Tientsin, surround*] " Thin
18 the fust word ol any kind that has
located the party of LT.tut under Vice
Admiral Seymour, and including Captain
MH alia, with about 100 United States
marines. The last heard ol then, was
on Jane rj, just two weeks ago when
they were stalled at Lang Pang, about
two thirds of tbe way from Tientsin to
['eking, short of supplies and water tbe
railroad torn up and with a menacing
army of I hinese a! out them. If Admiral
kempff's information m correct, it mdi
catestbat Admiral Seymour's force has
not been able to yet through t<» IVkii.^
I.tit has n-traced a good part of tbe
distance previously covered and is now
back within ten miles of Tientsin Tbe
whole distance from Tientsin to Peking
is about 80 miles, and tbe Seymour m
pedition, when at Lang Pang, had eoi
ered about ."».", miles ol this distance. It
is to succour this Seymour party that
the latest expedition left Tientsin on
The jdniiH ol the war department
were somewhat cleared up lodaj hv the
announcement that Brigadier General
Chaffer, (,!•(■ ol the regular army officers
who participated in the Co ban cam
f'B»i •■ ;!l Inn-, Hutu.i i .. i.
troops aw go to China. It i* expected
h<> will establish hiH headquarters ai
Cbefoo aboot the first ol August nt
the latest, and that he will have not
Ichh than ilooo mt'ii nt his command,
the majority (if whom will he withdrawn
from the Philippines.
The .Ninth infantry, folly equipped,
1 K'7 strong, sails from Manila t«>
Charges Against (ho Rasslans.
Übefoo, June 26.—The officers ol the
Itritinli tirnt class cniiner Terrible aHHert
aiid Hay they believe the Etonians ara
planning to break the concert and take
possession of IVking independently.
They assert that Vice Admiral Seymour's
command lacked unison, the foreigner!*
Hulking because they were under British
leadership. They bitterly denounce the
Russian generals' conduct as uncivilized
and barbaroo* and charge that tbe
slaughter of the peaceful Chinamen at
Taku has aroused the otherwise passive
natives against the foreigners.
It is reported that the Russians are
moving 30,000 men towards New
According to the report of a Chinaman
refugee who has arrived at Shanghai,
the condition of Tientsin is horrible.
Everywhere in the streets are bodies ol
massacred men and women. Americans
as well as all other nationalities. The
Hong Kong and German banks, be
adds, were both destroyed e; ( rlv during
tbe bombardment. Shanghai also re
ports that the American-Russian relief
force was ho badly ambushed that the.
forces were obliged to abandon several
field (runs and much ammunition. About
180 KussiaiiH and 11 Americans wen
killed or wounded.
l'alouse Farmers in I.ik k.
.]. M. McLean recently returned from
an extended trip to I'uget Sound and
the Willamette valley, Mjri the Oakes
dale Sun. He went to Tacoma an a
delegate to the Masonic grand lodge
and from there to Kugeue, Oregon, the
home of bin boyhood days, to visir
relatives and friends. He nays the wheat
crop in the Willamette valley is alnioHf
a total failure and many fields will riot
be worth harvesting at all and thOM
that will be cut will not yield over six
to ten bunhelH per acre. He Hays it in a
great contrast to the fine crop prospects
in the Faloose valley, where be says,
pointing to a field of grain on a hill be
yond the cemetery, you never Haw a field
of grain in better condition at thin nea-
Bon. It certainly would teem that the
farmers have made a lucky hit by stick
ing to the wheat proposition again this
Too Much Wblskj,
Wm. Srron returning horn*' Saturday
night discovered that his blanket* were
gone from hi* bed, nays the Uartield Kn
| terpriee. Lighting bi» lantern he Htart
|ed in pundit. lie found buggy track*
! and followed. Making inquiries at
Marion Scott's he learned that a man
: driving a team had called late and
| wanted to Btaj over night, but was re
. funed. Mr. Scott'a little boj had seen
1 blankets in the bvggj. Wm. Svron fd
lowed on to Oakesdaie and there found
his man, who proved to be a St. John
maD, who had taken a drummer to Pa
: louse and there got Bra water that made
him Pteal blankets. He was arrewted,
• but on returning the blankets, pavine
i costs and pleading hard was released.