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There's No Bargain Vacation Here.
Every day we go steadily on making the prices lower on
staple goods that hint in the slightest of summer uses.
Save money by buying now.
We must make room for our immense stock of Fall and Win
ter Goods which will commence to arrive shortly.
Look at These.
All remnants of lawns and dimities, best
ijuahty, firHt class, now per yard 7J<;
Imported organdies, former price, 25c
and 36c pa yard, now 12* c
Ladies' fine quality linen crash wash
skirts, now 25c
Lading' fine quality percale wrapper with
rutfle over sboolder around yoke, ruffle,
yoke, back band and cuffs trimmed
with braid, deep Spanish ruffle at bot
tom, now $1.00
Colfax's Greatest Store,
Largest, most reliable and quickest mail I A postal mailed to us will secure you a line
order tiouH--iu tlip State of Washington. |of samples.
Mid-Summer H '£ Bargains
The great cleaning up time, when all Summer Merchandise goes
regardless of its real worth, to make room for Fall Goods.
We moat make a quick clearance of all the odd lot*, broken lines, remnants,
and Summer goods, and turn dull days into busy oneH. On Saturday, July 14th,
the following special offerings, with hundreds of others, will be on sale and con
tinued until all are sold, to make room for Fall Goods now on the way, and give
you an opportunity to pick up merchandise at remarkable prices.
A. Few of Them.
200 Corsets in odd sizes, chiefly (J. D.'c, at sOc, formerly SI.OO and SI 25
150 Leather Belts, at lOc, " 50c
Childrena'Muslin Bonneta and Hats at .. lOc. 15c, 25c,' " 33c 50c SI.OO
Ladies' Shirt Waists at 25c " r>oc'
Ladies; Shirt Waist* at '.] .."..//.. SOC,' " §1.00 to $1 50
La.iieh Neikwear at 5O , or half price
rs<>. 2 all Satin and Silk Ribbons at 15c pc of 10 yds, formerly 25c
15 inch all Silk \ elvets at i>sc yard, " 50c
54-inch Torkev Re<i Table Damask 2Oc " " 30c
5< incti White Table Damask .... 25c " " Vie
18-inch Toweling, 80 yards for .. $1 OO
30-inch Summer Crepona at.. .. Be, f jnnerlv I2hc
30-inch Crash Suitings for skirts or suits lOc, " ' ir>c
30-inch Crash Suitings for skirts or suits ...... 15c, " 2!>e
There are bigger values here than you would believe for the price. A2O per
cent discount is not in it when you can get 50 per cent, but the goods must go
even at that startling discount.
Respectfully, QHAS. PLATT.
TWO MORE WEEKS OF
The Great Slaughter Sale
CLOSES AUGUST 14.
Don't miss the opportunity—one in a lifetime—to get GOOD
GOODS REGARDLESS OF COST.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
•V;* K?^jSfi*&ii ' Hi r '< Lh(> luht Hh'P meijt having just arrived,
\^V<^» *-—-^J^~?! vve are hliow>u X a complete line of Ladies'
t|''* \^%vZ Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
S^ :£-—yt£%sssrf&. '///™^ tlle best valueß in tnirt market and of the
, '■> Tt* ) '!«^/CTiil'/»4 latest styles. Eton .lackets and Skirtn
'eJS^L ! W^rlMiW*^ with donble box plait-
We also offer some excellent bargains
"■'^M'Fi} i**^ fii* Tllffl in Ladies' Shirt Wuiets, from 50 cents
/X y^S^^ \l l^Vki llt %l As "Special" for this week we have the
A <£^fip* '' ] MjMl celebrated "Hudson Hoys' Ribbed Hose"
fY fe^^^^J at 1S ceDta Per pnir, sold for 25 cents at
'< \ x^fe. *2«Sw' other places.
Pioneer Merchant. •
idftjf f^\ A Watch. Worth Having
'^^3tm)\ That is the Kiud We Keei}
fV % "''ci/i^ -//*' // i (^ur assortment is large and
\s£&^\(rKs' / prices are reasonable.
1/1 '%^^CvST / AFineLineof
iSL^.tei Roger Bros. Goods.
ph^^fe^ Jewelry Store
OOT^f COEY MERCANTILE CO.
\J\<J AJ • KOCKFORD, WASH.,
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin $2.00 per cord, by carload
Subscribe for Magazines through The Gazette and save money
Ladies' gowns of fine muslin with V shape
or square yoke, trimmed with lace or
embroidery, now 45c
Ladies' gowns of fine cambric, trimmed
with torchon lace, empire style, now. 7'Jc
Ladies' drawer?, full rufiis, umbrella
trimmed with torchan lace ;Jsc
Ladies' drawers of fine muslin, with nice
wide embroidery hemstitched on wide
cambric ruftle ,v.»e
Ladies' sumiuer corsets, the kind you
have always paid 50c to 75c for, now.. 25c
COLFAX, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1900~
NEWS OF THE STATES
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Wednesday, July 25.
The report of Fourth Assistant Poet
master General Bristow, sent to Cuba to
look into the postal frauds, is that de
faulter Neeley stole 1150,000.
Main street of Yuma, Arizona was
swept away by 6re.
At Indianapolis, by unanimous vote
of the national committee of the national
democracy this afternoon the scheme of
fusion with the anti-imperialistic move
ment, originating with the recent mas^
meeting at the Plaza hotel in New York,
was defeated, as was also the plan to
place a gold democratic ticket in the
field this year.
New Orleans is in a race riot over the
exclusive employment of negroes on
docks and levees. Charles, a negro,
killed two policemen; mobs killed two
negroes and wounded others.
At their convention the Kansas de
mocracy surrendered to populism, and
thereby made possible the tightest and
most harmonious fusion that has ever
existed in that state. The populists had
demanded from the democrats the office
of associate justice in exchange for that
of attorney general, although the former
office had previously been granted the
democrats in what w»s supposed to be
an airtight agreement. After an all
night session of the conference committee
the question was left open to be settled
by the democratic convention. A tight
was expected before the democrats would
give up this plum, but, led by J. G.
Johnson, national committeeman for
Kansas, they finally acceded to the de
mands of their brethren and embraced
the opportunity for a love feast. The
populists, when the action of the demo
crats was made known, went wild with
Thursday, July iJO.
In the rioting at New Orleans one
negro was beaten to death, six ho badly
wounded their lives are despaired of,
and a score of people, white and black,
male and female, more or lees seriously
injured. The governor ordered out
A jail break by the tunnel route was
discovered in the Pennsylvania peniten
tiary and frustrated. The tunnel wan
being dug from the outride.
The effort of President Gompers of the
American Federation of Labor to bring
about a settlement of the Chicago labor
troubles has apparently failed.
Arizona rivers are dry in many places
and great suffering is resulting.
General Steruberg says that 100 ad
ditional medical officers are wanted by
the surgeon general for duty in the
Philippines and China. He says that
only graduates of reputable 'medical
colleges with some experience and under
40 years of age will be accepted.
Friday, July 27.
Troubled over his son, who is in jail at
San Francisco on a murder charge, Dr.
A. L. Harris suicided at Salinas, Calif.
Robert Charles, the negro desperado
at New Orleans, who had killed two po
licemen, was smoked out of his barri
cade and shot to pieces, but not until he
had killed two more officers and two
citizens, fatally wounded two others and
more or less seriously wounded several
others. With his death the rioting has
Captain Wilde reported the injured
Oregon safely docktd at Kure, Japan.
The structural strength is intact.
Saturday, July 128
W. A. Clark, who was refused a seat in
the senate because of bribery, feft for
Europe. Just, before leaving he said:
"Yes, 1 have given a check for $100,000
to the democratic campaign fund. Per
haps it was for more than that amount.'"
E. G. Rathbone, former director of
posts in Cuba, was arrested for com
plicity in the Neely steal. There are
four charges. He went to jail.
A severe tornado passed through Traill
county, North Dakota, and across the
river into Minnesota, where it split into
two parts. The path of the storm in
Traill county was 37 miles long and four
miles wide. But one fatality is reported,
Thos. Everson, aged 17, three miles
north of Caledonia.
Governor Scofield and associates of
Wisconsin bought 10,000 acres of Idaho
state timber land on the Clearwater.
The fruit growers will be glad to know
that among the general results of the
late diplomatic agreement with Ger
many is the removal of tlie vexatious
inspection of dried and evaporated fruit
exported from the United States. These
fruits will be hereafter admitted into
Germany as formerly, without inspec
Near Jamestown, N. D., a terrific hail
storm occurreJ. The train on the Great
Northern was two hours late. The
stones broke all the windows and the
passengers had to take refuge in the
baggage car. The paint and wood work
of the cars was all dented up. The
storm was three miles wide. Much dam
age to crops resulted.
Sunday, July 20.
A cigarette fool threw a lighted cigar
ette into some powder and prematurely
discharged the evening gun at the
national guard encampment at Spring
field, 111. Two persons were fatally in
jured and eight others more or less hurt.
E. L. Swazey, a well known cattle man.
mortgaged cattle twice, to the extent of
170,000, and escaped from Kansas City
to South America.
Four batteries of the Third artillery,
475 men, sailed from San Francisco on
the Hancock for China.
Lightning struck a street car at
Toledo, Ohio. Ten people were injured,
At Owasaa, lowa, in a jealous rage,
! Otto Pennington shot and killed his wife
| in the presence of their two children and
j several members of her family, and was
only prevented from taking the lives of
all bj a severe struggle. I'enningfon
Monday, July SO.
The prevailing trouble in China has
made it necessary to bring about a cur
tailment of production in cotton manu
facturing in Beddeford, Me., and it wan
announced that the mills of the I'ep
perell Manufacturing company would be
fchut down from August IS till Septem
ber 4. About one-half of the goods
manufactured by these mills goes to
China. About .'WOO hands are affected.
The official reports of Cuptain Tuttle
of the revenue cutter Rear, dated .July C,
at Nome City, Alaska, and of Captain
Roberts of the revenue cutter Manning,
dated July 14, at Dutch Harbor, were
received at the treasury department.
Captain Tuttle reports 'an epidemic of
measles and pneumonia at Sinecock,
Port Clarence, Cape York and Cape
Prince of Wales. In concluding, Captain
Tattle says: '-The situation along the
whole coast 1 regard as very serious. It
18 estimated that at present there are,
within a radius (taking the Tuited States
post office as a center) of 10 miles, 25,
--OUO people Most of them are living in
tents, either on the beach or tundra.
The sanitary condition of the portion of
the city where huts have b*»en erected is
frightful. Typhoid fever is raging and
smallpox steadily gaining. All possible
efforts are being made to stamp out the
smallpox, but with so many thousand**
of tents scattered over miles of terri
tory, it is impossible for the health au
thorities to keep tiack of all cases."'
Ceorge 1,. Wellington, senior repub
lican senator from Maryland, has
definitely announced hia determination
to oppose the reelection of President
McKinley, but has not made up his mind
in what manner he will do it. He doesn't
know whether he will support lirvan or
At Waco, Texas, Duncan McLennan
and Myron C. Kiugsbury, brothers in
iaw, were found in their room, both with
throats cut and no other marks. Daniel
McLennan, father of one, is undpr arrest
for the murder.
Tuesday, July 81.
The record of the office of the comp
troller of the currency shows that since
March 1 last he has approved 426 ap
plications to organize national banks,
of which 257 have since been organized
and begun business.
The Anti Imperialistic League has ad
dressed Senator Hoar, expressing
''amazement, not unmixed with horror,"
ar his announced intention of support
ing President McKinley.
The forthcoming annual report of the
comuiiseiion«r of pensions, Mr. Evans,
will show n grand total of DiKj.r^S pen
sioners on the rolls July 1 last.
At St. Louis John C. Myers swam 27
miles in six hours.
Duncan McLennan, arrested at Waco,
Texas, for cutting the throats of bis son
A brother-in-law, confessed the deed.
The motive is said to have been financial
H. H. Batte, shot by Robert Charhs,
the New Orleans negro desperado, died.
This makes seven men killed by Charles,
John Clark Ridpatb, the eminent
historian, died at New York.
July wheat at Chicago, 74. Portland,
cash, 55; Tacoma, 56.
GREAT RIOT AT SEW ORLEANS.
Troubles Over Negro Employment
to Exclusion of Whites.
New Orleans, July 26.—1n the rioting
last night aud today one negro was
beaten to death, six were so badly
wounded that their lives are despaired
of and about a score of people, white
and black, male and female, have been
more or iess seriously wounded. Dis
orderly acts, following the disturbances
of last night were committed through
out the city today and resulted in the
swearing in by the mayor of 500 special
policemen and ordering out of 500 state
militia upon orders of Gov. Heard, who
responded promptly to the appeal of
Mayor Capdeville for assistance in sup
pressing the existing lawlessness aud
in preventing a recurrenceof the violence
of last night.
Throughout the day attacks have
been made by irresponsible whites upon
the black element, and the negroes be
fore nightfall had been completely chased
from the streets. The effect of the dis
orders has been to put practically a
stop to business in the wholesale dis
tricts and the river front, and this means
a serious crippling of the trade of the
Business elements rallied in force and
hundreds of white men, responded to
the appeal of the mayor for assistance
in preserving order. The police have
been practically helpless throughou* the
disturbance. But aside from this there
was indignation among the members of
the department over the killing of Capt.
Day and Patrolman Lamb by a negro,
Further there is a strong resentment
on the part of the working people
against the steamship agents and con
tractors because of the employment of
negro labor to the exclusion of the whites
on public works and on the levee fronts.
Assassinated Italy's King.
Monza, Italy, July 30.—King Humbert
has been assassinated. He was shot by
Angello Brissi and died in a few minutes.
The king was attending a gymnastic
competition celebration and had just
entered his carriage with his aide-de
camp amid the cheers of the crowd. He
was killed by three revolver shots fired
in quick succession. One pierced the
heart of his majesty, who fell back and
expired in a few minutes. The assassin
was arrested immediately and was with
j difficulty saved from the fury of the
crowd by the police. He gave'his name
as Angello Brissi, describing himself as
of Prato, in Tuscany. He cynically
j avowed his guilt and says he is an
I anarchist. He went from Paterson N. J.,
j where he has lived for some time, to
I commit the deed.
Waiting for Democrats.
i Balmoral, Transvaal, July 25.^-The
■ Boers state that their plan of campaign
| is to keep up guerilla warfare until Nov
; ember next, when the democrats in the
I United States, if successful in the elec
j tions there, have promised intervention
I in south Africa.
A FEELING OF SAFETY
Credible News Received From
Hie Kesie^ed Legationers.
Fighting Has Keen Heavy and the
Losses of the Gallant Defend
Washington. July 31—Doubt htis
given way to a feeling akin to certainty
that legationers at Prkin and the gallant
marines who managed to reach the
Chinese capital just in the nick of time,
were not only alive on Jolj L' 2, but, in'
all probability, are still alive, and likely
to remain so until they are released
from their state of *iege\ The officials
here feel certain that the attack by the
Chinese on the legations will not be re
newed. They are convinced that the
counsels of the viceroys in the great
southern and central provinces and the
advice of Li Bung Chang have had effect,
and whoever in htill in power in l'ekin,
whether Emperor Kwang Bsn, the em
press, Cbiog, Prince Tuan or others, has
been made to see the necessity of pre
serving the legations.
The officials here, while anxious that
the move on IVkin should begin at once,
do not attach credence to the rumor
mentioned by General Chaffee that the
forward march was to begin today.
There are two reasons for their incred
ulity. In the first place, Cbaffee's force,
his splendid cavalry and his battalion
of artillery arc exactly what are needed
to strengthen a weak spot in the inter
national column. In the second place
(and information on this point comes
through European channels), some of
the foreign commanders are still of the
opinion that they cannot begin the cam
paign before the last week in August at
the earliest. The I nited States govern
ment han not acceded to this view, and
is relaxing no effort to bring about a
change of plans on this point. Hut our
representations have been met by the
almost unanswerable argument that the
decision of this important question
properly should be left to the military
commanders on the spot, who must bear
the responsibility for the outcome of the
A message from U. 8. Minister Conger
at IVkin, forwarded by Col. Daggett of
the Fourteenth infantry, says: "Since
July IG, by agreement, there has been
no riiiuir. 1 have provisions for several
weeks, but little ammunition. All safe
A Shanghai dispatch of more or lens
credibility says IVkin advices state that
China declared war June 20.
Hove on Pekin.
An agency bulletin from Shanghai
says the allied forces of 30,000 inert
moved out of Tientsin Wednesday for
LEGATIONS ARE SAFE.
liate News From Both Japanese and
Germans at Pekin.
New York, .Inly 30.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Cbefoo, July 27, says:
The Japanese consul at Tientsin sent
a runner .Inly 15 to Pekin. On the l'Jth
the runner It ft IVkin, bringing a cipher
telegram to the Japanese government.
"We are defending ourselves against
the Chinese very well, but now the attack
has stopped. We will keep up to the
last of the month, although it will be no
easy tank. The Japanese casualties are:
Killed—diplomatic attache, a captain
and one student, and also a few marines;
wounded—five or six; slightly wounded
— very many."
The Chefoo consul says that nothing
was written about the other ministers.
Letter From German Secretary.
Berlin, July MO.—The German consul
at Tientsin has telegraphed under date
of Saturday, July 28, to the foreign
oflice as follows:
"The German secretary of legation at
Pekin, llerr Gelow, writes July 21:
" 'Thanks for your news. July 19 the
condition of Cordee satisfactory. The
remaining members of the legation are
all right. The detachment of the guards
lost 10 killed and 14 wounded. The
houses of the legation, much damaged
by cannon fire, are held by the guard.
The attack of the Chinese troops on uh
ceased July 16. Speediest possible ad
vance of relief troops urgently necessary.
" 'According to trustworthy report
the body of Baron Yon Ketteler has
been buried by the Chinese govern
The Cordes mentioned in the above
dispatch is the second interpreter of the
German legation. He was with Baron
Yon Ketteler when the latter was murd
ered, and himself was wounded. He
escaped to the legation.
Killed a Thousand Boxers.
Tientsin, July 22, via Shanghai, July
30—The latest advices from Pekin under
date of July 1G says that the legations
are holding out. The Chinese attacked
the legations on the night of July 10,
but were led into a trap by the Ameri
cans and British and 1000 of them were
killed. Afterwards they continued bom
barding the legations more freely.
Among the Chinese killed was General
The legations were subsequently at
tacked with constantly increasing fury.
These advices were brought from Pekin
by a courier.
British Minister Heard From.
London July 31.—The admiralty has
made public the following dispatch from
Rear Admiral Bruce at Tientsin:
"The following advices have been re
ceived from Minister Mac Donald at
" 'The British legation at Pekin, July
10 to 16, was repeatedly attacked by
Chinese troops on all sides, both by rifle
and artillery fire. Since July 1G there
has been an armistice, but a cordon ia
strictly drawn on both sides of the po
sition. The Chinese barricades are close
" 'All the women and children are in
the British legation. The casualties to
date are 62 killed, including Captain
Strouts. A number of wounded are in
the hospital, including Captain Halliday.
The rest of the legation are all well ex
cept David Oliphant and Warren, killed
i July 21.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Now Cblneee Rdlci
London, .lulv 30—The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Express, telegraphing
"A new imperial edict pronalgated
Huh evening argently ordera all viceroys
and provincial governor* lo endeavor
to negotiate peace with the powers
whose ministers an 'held a* hoHta«.-H
pending the remit ol the overtaresfor
the abandonment of hoHtilitire against
'The vieeroyi arc aUo eoanaaded to
goard their territories vigilantly n K ,un*t
attack and to prevent by all means in
their power the advance ol the foreign
troop*, especially along tin- Van K t«e
iviang. rbedecreesaya the officials will
answer with their lives for any failure to
fXt'Clltr' tlH'H,' OnltTH.
"Command* an- also given that not a
Bingle foreigner shall be allov^d toes
"Pei/oni the interior, where there are
stil fully 2000 Bnropeau connected
with missionary work in isolated
"When the governor of Shan Too*
communicated to tb* consuls the im
penal decree ol July 24 be omitted them
important, passages addressed to Li
" 'It in admittedly inadvisable to kill
n» the ministers, hut it is equal!? unwise
to send them to Tientsin. It* will be
much wiser to keep the rorvivora ai
1 ekin an hoHtiiKCH.
D V.' Yoa v .ara commanded to hasten to
fekm. Yon are incurring imperial dis
pleasure by delay. Voo have been ap
pointed viceroy of Cbibli becaose, with
your military experience, you will hiic
cessfallv lead the imperial armies against
the foreigners in Cbibli, which Yn La
the present viceroy, ih unable (<■ ,1,,',
owing to bis ignorance of military
''Li Hung Chang replied to Huh edict,
asking to be allowed to retire on account
of Inn H^e.
"Sheng now admits that he han had
telegrams since July L9announcing that
every foreigner in I'ao Ting Fti was
murdered, including 40 Hritinb, French
and American missionaries, and an
nouncing also that two French Jesuits
and a thousand converts have been
masacred at Kwang |»ing Pa, on the
borders of Shan Tang and Cbibli.
"A majority of the consols favor
strong measures against Sheet's du
I'riests KoasttMl lo Dealli.
'Local officials assert that the Italian
priestH murdered in Hu Nan Wen were
wrapped in cotton which had been
soaked with kerosene and were slowlj
roasted to death. It in believed that nil
foreigner* in Cbibli have by this time
been masacred, and the wave of mas
sacre is spreading toward Ning I'o and
Hong Chow, from which point ."SO Bnglish
and American missionaries are endeavor
ing to escape in boats down the river to
Kiang Su. Officials here anticipate a
general rising along the fangtse-Kiang
about August 1."
Report From Admiral Ivriiiptr
Washington, July 26.— The navy de
purr nient lihh jum made public tbe fol
lowing additional chapter in Admiral
"Tako, .lvii.- 20.— Referring to mv
recent actions in declining to take part
in the taking of the Takti fortH and in
afterward making common cause with
the foreign forces in the protection of
foreign life and property. I would re-
Hpectfully state that the Chinese govern
ment jh now paralyzed, and the turret
edicts show that it is in sympathy with
'"2. Under tbe existing cirenmataoeet
the troops at tbe forts were given much
extra drill, torpedoea tvere provided, and,
it is claimed, planted in the entrance of
Pei Ho river. This was considered meu
acing, and by other senior officials, euf
h'cient cause to justify them in demand
ing temporary occupation of the forts.
This culminated in the bombardment of
the forts by other foreign guuboats on
the morning of the 30th instant, which
has been described. In this bombard
ment the Monocacy was Bred upon and
struck without having received previous
".'i. It in necessary to join with tbe
other foreign powers for common defense
and preservation of foreign people, and
the honor of our country.
"4. I refused to join in taking posses
sion of the imperial Chinese railway sta
tion, and also declined to join iv the
demand for temporary occupation of the
Taku forts, for I tboug-ht it against the
policy and wishes of our government to
be entangled with other foreign [lowers
in such a step, and also because it en
dangered the lives of people in the inter
ior in advance of absolute necessity; for,
up to early morning of June 17 the
Chinese government had not committed,
bo far as I am aware, an act of open
hostility toward the foreign allied forces.
"5. In opening fire without warning
an act of war was committed, when
many shots were fired at the place where
the Monocacy was moored, about 800<>
yards from the forts. Those firing must
have known of her presence there, as
she had been moored in that position
for a number of days.
"Under the circumstances I regarded
the situation as one for the protection
of the national honor and the preserva
tion of our people, and have acted ac
Towne Will be Withdrawn.
Minneapolis, July 27.—The Journal
today says: Charles A. Towne will be
withdrawn from the populist national
ticket about August 15. At that time
the populist national committee will
pass upon his resignation. The dpcision
that he should withdraw was arrived at
some weeks ago. During the campaign
Mr. Towne in to be utilized as a cam
paign orator to whom will be assigned
the most desirable tours. He will speak
only in large cities and close districts. A
cabinet position is assured him in the
event of Bryan's election.
Five Thousand Boers Caught.
London, July 30.—An official dispatch
from Lord Roberts dated July 29, states
that General Prinsleo and 986 men,
1432 horses, 955 rifles and a Krupp 9
pounder have surrendered uncondition
While speeding at 20 miles an hour,
Harry Rogtrs, a young man, was thrown
from his bicycle againßt a tree and
killed, near Tacoma. Hie skull was