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THE, COLFAX GAZETTE.
& THE FATE fea
Fifth Annual Fall Opening
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The Event of the Season.
You are invited to view the grandest onrl ™ +
showin, f Fall Goods ever *££ SC SZlSg*
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\\ i! will make this, our Fall Opening „„„ n e a.
of the day, not only in t,c hr« j
!■< 11 /< i i i.i i • j m tn^ large showmor of
£™ Cls '. I" 1 *c ™ P" cf whi* will prevail throughout
the store, uill make this a red letter day for economical buyer"
We have a complete line of Dress Goods, WaistLs
Doni,«.,y,f alll kinds, Lace.Curtains, Jackets, Furs, Wrap
,,,, Woo and Silk waists, Dress and Underskirts, Millina,y,
Clothmg for Men and Boys, Fancy Shirts, New Fall Hats
and mi (act, everything that you will need for cold weather '
A Few Introductory Prices:
Prices hold good only during these three days.
30 yards Unbleached Muslin for • . «U 00
20 yards Bleached Muslin, Clover Brand, f0r. ... 00
30 yards Bleached or Unbleached Crash '. 00
25 yards Apron Check Gingham for 1 00
30 yards Standard Prints for 00
Cotton Blankets, full size, per pair " 40 c
50c Black Hide Twill Shirt, double back and front! !! '. 39 C
We cannot list everything, but extra low prices will pre
vail on everything in the house during the opening.
Our catalogue will be mailed about Sept. 1 sth. In case
you don't receive one a postal mailed to us will get one, Free.
flllß P.IIARANTFF- MONEY BACK IF COODS
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COLFAX, - ... WASHINGTON
For the Following Three Weeks
WE WILL PLACE ON OUR COUNTERS
SOME SPECIAL BARGAINS
.".it Pall Capes, worth $1.50, at each 50 C
250 Fall Jackets, worth from $2 50 to $5.00, at each .//"/............. $1 00
Best Standard Calicoes, 25 yards for 1 00
100 Pieces of Outing Flannel, dark and light shades, 25 yards "for 1 00
100 Pieces of Cream Outing Flannel, 120 yards for 1 00
100 Pieces ot 15 inch Toweling, 25 yards for !..!....!.......].!........!!.. 1 00
52 inch Red Table Damask at, per yard I<) C
27 inch Red and Navy Twilled Wool Flannels at, per yaid......^...........!..!!. ..." 19c
40-inch Wool Filled Suitings at, per yard '".'.'.'.'.'.', 25c
;U'< inch All Wool Serges at, per yard Tjitc
A special value on Blankets, size (50x72, at per pair .............." 50c
A special bargain on Misses' and Hoys" Heavy Ribbed Cotton Hose, per pair 10c
A special bargain in Misses' and Boys' Fall Underwear, sizes 24 to 30, at 12Vj to 25c
100 .lob Corsets, sizes 24 to 30, worth 75c to $1.25, go at each 40c
The McGee Adjustable Yoke I'uderskirts—We are sole agents for these cele
brated skirts: can be fitted to any figure; the extra tine mercerised sateen $2 25
Also sole agents for the Reliance Adjustable Wrapper, quality fleeced 1 25
A specially selected line of Street Walking Hats will be shown on the 15th.
All the New Styles, Short, Medium, Long, in Fall Jackets and Capes.
Sole agents for Standard Patterns and R. & <J short and straight frout Corsets.
And on September 20th look out for our advertieement of special lines during
FAIR WEEK. _. . ,
For Men, Women and Children
We have the most complete lino of shoes in stock for
Men, Women and Children we have ever been able to buy.
Calll and see them. Did you see our water proof lace bool?
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OOLFAX. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, woi.
NEWS OF Till STATES
leathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers. .
Wednesday, September 4.
(Joneral (haffee haH appointed a board
of officers to take into consideration the
recommendation for brevetß and medals
of honor that have been submitted, cov
ering the period of military operations
in the Philippines and to make such
recommendations as shall seem to them
merited with special reference to the
circumstances in each case.
James Howard and ex-Secretary of
State Powers, convicted as Goebel mur
der conspirators, quarreled in jail at
Frankfort, Ky. Howard threw a heavy
ink stand at Powers, striking him on
the head. Powers was knocked over
and bled profusely and a slight paraly
sis of the left arm and side appeared.
The men quarreled over division of a
sum of money raised in eastern Ken
tucky for their defense.
Six train robbers held up a Cotton
Belt train near Texarkana. Texas, and
it is estimated they made a haul of $50,
Two noted Klondikers, Clarence Berry
and William Stanley, arrived in Seattle
from Dawson. Both men are Eldorado
creek mine owners, and as the result of
the summer's sluicing brought out near
ly $500,000 in bank drafts.
Thursday, September 5.
lowa socialists nominated James Bax
ter of Hiteman for governor and W. A.
Jacobs of Davenport for lieutenant gov
ernor. Fifteen counties were represented
by 18 delegates.
The prevailing opinion at Pittsbnrg,
Pa., is that the great Bteel strike is
practically settled, but nothing can be
learned authoratively from either side.
Andrew Carnegie has offered $20,000
to Riverside, Cal., for a free public
l>r. Caldas, the Brazilian physician
whose Berutn for the prevention of yellow
fever failed to satisfy the United States
military surgeons in Caba, will soon be
released from Hoffman island, where he
has been in quarantine, and will return
to Brazil to continue liis ex[terimentß.
The Anr department has ordered the
Twenty third infantry home from the
Friday, September C.
The police dispersed a meeting of so
cialists at Omaha becauce of the utter
ances of two public speakers who de
nounced the administration in unmeas
ured terms. Two men, George liaird
and <;. McCaffrey, were arrested and hue
tied off to police station on the chftrfte
of obstructing a street. Several hun
dred persons were gathered in the crowd
and it was feared for a time that they
would do violence to the two speakers.
It required a squad of 10 policemen to
James Me Arthur was hanged at Deer
Lodge, Mont., for the murder of ('apt.
Oliver Doston last February.
Snow fell in Western Montana.
A cloudburst at (Jebo, Montana, did
damage of $10,000. Hail fell to a depth
of a foot in places and drifted in other
places four or five feet deep. A baby
Saturday, September 7.
A United States grand jury returned
indictments on two counts agaiust
Pedro Sanchez, census supervisor for
New Mexico, for signing false accounts
and returns, and against his chief clerk,
Marino Sen, for signing fraudulent ac
counts and vouchers.
Arrangements have been completed
for the consolidation of the laundry ma
chine manufacturers of the country
under one head, to be called the Ameri
can Laundry Machine Manufacturing
company, with a capital of $10,500,000.
President McKinley's recovery will
mean that his assassin can be confined
in prison for 10 years, the maximum
penalty under the penal code of New
York state. ,
No change in the steel strike situation
At the telephonic request of Secretary
Cortelyou Thomas A. Edison shipped an
X-ray apparatus to be used to locate
the bullet remaining in President Mc-
An elderly lady dressed in deep mourn
ins threw herself on her knees opposite
the entrance to the Milburn residence,
and with uplifted hands offered up a
silent but fervent prayer that the life of
the president might be spared.
Miss Wagernfluehr is supposed to
have swept through the whirlpool rapids
at Niagara in the barrel used by Car
lisle Graham in his trips over the falls
and subsequently met her death in the
attempt. Miss Wagernfluehr in the bar
rel was set adrift in the rapids. She at
once disappeared from view in the whirl
of waters and the mist.
Sunday, September 8.
In all churches of the nation sermons
were preached touching upon the at
tempted assassination of the president.
The general tenor of the talks from the
pulpits was that all anarchists must be
driven from the country.
George B. Cortelyou, secretary to the
president, announced that the truth ac
Tuesday and Wednesday,
Sept. 17 ami 18.
to his condition will be told at all times;
tnnt them i* no disposition to deceive
Two hundred anarchists celebrated
the shooting of President McKinley at
t*on*7 Rollow, a small hamlet in Penn
A lone highwayman attempted to
noitl up a stage running between Iger
aii.J Lakvview, Oregon. The driver.with
tnree lady passengers aboard, refused to
uait and the bold highwayman shot five
times at him without damage.
At Boston, for the first time, a ".'? per
cent party/ with full rights to nomin
ate candidates for state offices, the
democratic social party met in conven
tion. On the matter of resolutions the
convention condemned Czolgosz and
sympathized with the president. The
platform included the usual declaration
OI principles, and favored the adoption
of the initiative and referendum. (J H
Wrenne of Springfield was nominated
A Northern Pacific train of sev.n
freight earn and two passenger coaches
collided with an engine in the yard at
Jamestown, N. I)., killing five passengers
and injuring as many more.
At Marion, Ind., three inmates of the
soldiers' home are in the guard house of
that institution for having expressed
sympathy with the attack on the presi
The annual reunion of the (1 A It
opened at Cleveland, Ohio, with a large
The last efforts to settle the great
steel workers' strike failed. The general
executive board of the Amalgamated
association adjourned this evening with
out date and without accepting any of
the peace propositions that have come
indirectly from the United States Steel
corporation, or making any counter
prepositions, according to the official
statement. The semiofficial report is
that the proposition secured for the
Amalgamated association through the
intervention of the representatives of
the National Civic federarion was un
satisfactory and that the matter of
settling and arranging wa.s left for Mr
Qeo. Braunraider, an inmate of the
soldiers' home at Leavenwortb, Kansas,
was dishonorably discharged and
drummed out of camp for expressing
satisfaction with the shooting of Mc-
Tuesday, September to.
Unknown parties blew up the safe in
the pontoflice at Edmund, Oklahoma,
and secured $r,oo. Bloodhounds arc
Joseph H. Wright, postmaster at
Nome, Alaska, has been arrested for em
bezzlement of $4420.
President Shaffer and bis advisors in
the general office of the Amalgamated
association held the power by authority
of Jhe general executive board of the
organization to settle the steel strike.
Mr Shaffer and his advisors apparently
•Cleared the day ro lapse, after this
authority was vested in them, without
coming to any settlement. On Monday,
it is said, the executive board directed'
President Shaffer, together with Secre
tary-treasurer Williams, Assistant Sec
retary Tighe and Ben 1. l>avis of the ad
visory board, to settle without delay on
the best terms obtainable.
The average condition of the harvest
in winter and spring wheat combined
was 82.8 against G9.G last year, 70.9
in 1899, and a 10 year average of 80.3.
North Dakota, California and Oregon
report an even 7 points, Washington 12,
Indiana 10, Illinois 11), Missouri 22, and
Kansas 28 above their respective ten
years' averages. On the other hand the
average condition in lowa is 2 points, in
Ohio and South Dakota.'s, Pennsylvania
G. Minnesota an I Nebraska 8, Michigan
22 and Texas 36 points below the re
spective 10 year averages of these states.
The average condition of potatoes on
September 1 was 52,2 against 62.3 on
August 1, 1901; 80 on September 1,
1900; 86.3 at the corresponding date in
1899, and 78 8, the mean of the Sep
tember averages of the last ten years.
The present condition is the lowest ever
reported in September, being 10.2 points
below that of 1894, the lowest previous
Wheat futures at Chicago: September,
68Jj; Portland, caph, 55 for club, 56 for
blueatem; Tacoma, same; Colfax, 40.
Bryan Against Anarchy.
Buffalo, Sept. 9.—William J. ISryan
today- telegraphed the Times as follows:
•'Free governments may be over
thrown but they can not be reformed by
those who violate the commandant
'Thou shalt not kill.' Under a govern
ment like ours, every wrong can be rem
edied by laws and the laws are in the
hands of the people themselves. An
archy can be neither excused nor toler
ated here. The man who proposes to
right a public wrong by taking the life
of a human being makes himself an out
law and can not consistently appeal to
the protection of the government which
he repudiates. He invites a return to a
state of barbarism,in which one must at
hie own risk defeud hie owu rights and
avenge his own wrongs. The punish
ment administered to the would be as
sassin and to his coconspirators, if he
have any, should be such as to warn all
inclined to anarchy that, while this is an
asylum for those who love liberty, it is
an inhospitable place for those who
raise their hands against all forme of
A Night of Terror.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the widow
of the brave General Burnham of Mach
ias, Me., when the doctors said she
would die from Pneumonia before morn
ing," writes Mrs. S. 11. Lincoln, who at
tended her that fearful night, bat she
begged for Dr. King'H Sew Discovery,
which had more than once saved her
life, and cured her of' Consumption. After
taking, she slept all night. Further use
entirely cured her." This marvellous
medicine is guaranteed to cure all
Throat. Chest and Lung Diseases. Only
50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at
The Elk Drug Store. F. J. Stone, Prop*
TO CURE A COIiD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it fails
to cure E. W. Grove's signature is on
each box. Price 25 cents.
H. W. Gopf, Fibe Insurance,
jM'kINIJV WILL UVB
| Latest News From the President
Kniinent Surgeons Report That the
Chances Are Mach in
Buffalo, N. V., Sept. U, L; 25 p. in.—At
the Temple of Mosic President Mrkinley
was twice shot by an amaagtn who firHt
gave his name as Fred Niemao, but who
was later identified ns Paul Csolgow, of
Polish extraction, who proudly an
nounced: "I am an anarchist, and did
One shot was in the left breast, the
ball lodging against the breast bone,
and the other high in the stomach. The
operations of the surgeons found no in
jury to the intestines, though both ab
dominal walls were perforated and the
wound is a dangerous one.
Surgeons almost immediately oper
ated and removed the ball from the
chest, but the one in the stomach has
not been removed, though believed to be
lodged in the muscles of the back.
President Will Ijive.
Milburn House, Sept. 10—The fol
lowing bulletin was issued by the
physicians at 10:30 p. m.:
"The condition of the president is un
changed in all important particulars.
Temperature, 100.G; pulse, 114; respira
tion, 28. When the operation was done
on Friday last it was noted that the
bullet had carried with it a short dis
tance beneath the skin a fragment of
the president's coat. This foreign ma
terial was, of course, removed, but a
slight irritation of the tissueß was pro
duced, the effect of which has appeared
only tonight. It has been necessary on
account of this slight disturbance to re
move a few stitches and partially open
the skin wound. This incident can not
give ri6e to other complications, but it
is communicated to the public, as the
surgeons in attendance wish to make
their bulletins frank. In consequence of
this separation of the edges of the sur
face wound the healing of the same will
be somewhat delayed. The president in
well enough now to begin t<> take
nourishment, by the month in the form
of extract of beef.
Buffalo, Sept. 10 —The corps of emi
nent surgeons and physicians in attend
ance upon the 'Wounded president today
committed themselves without reserva
tion to the opinion that their patient
was out of danger and that only the
possibility of complications threatened
his life. They did not give assurance of
his recovery collectively over their signa
ttires in an official bulletin, but they
went a long way toward it individually
during the day. Bach of them, with the
exception of Dr. Rixey, who did not
leave the Milburn residence, placed him
self squarely on record, not privately to
the friends of (ho president, but publicly
through the agency of the press, that
the danger point had passed and that
the president would survive.
Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 10. — Every
physician and surgeon—and all of them
eminent in their profession—declare that
President McKinley will live. This is
rejoicing to the country. That the
president will live is enough. .
CONFESSION OF ASSASSIN.
Declares lie Wan TYlone in His
Chicago, Sept. 7.—A special to the
Daily News from Ituffalo eaye:
The statement of Leon Czolgosz made
to the police, transcribed and signed In
the prisoner, is as follows:
"1 was born in Detroit nearly 29 years
ago. My parents were Russian Poles.
Tuey came here 42 years ngo. I got my
education in the public schools of De
troit and then went to Cleveland, where
I got work. In Cleveland I read books
on socialism and met a great many
socialists. I was pretty well known aa
a socialist in the west. After being in
Cleveland for several years I went to
Chicago, where I remained several
months, after which I went to Newburg,
on the outskirts of Cleveland, and went
to work in the Newburg wire mills.
"During the last five years I have had
as friends anarchists in" Coicago, Cleve
land, Detroit and other western cities
and I suppose I became more or less
bitter. Yes, 1 know I was bitter. I
never had much luck at anything and
this prayed upon me. It made me mo
rose and envious, but what started the
craze to kill was a lecture I heard some
little time ago by I'lmmn Goldman. She
was in Cleveland and 1 and other an
archists went to hear her. She set me
"Her doctrine that all rulers should be
exterminated wan what set me to think
ing so that my head nearly split with
the pain. Miss Goldman's words went
right through me and when I left the
lecture I had made up my mind that I
would have to do something heroic for
the cause I loved.
"Eight days ago, while 1 was in Chi
cago, I read in a Chicago newspaper of
President McKiniey's visit to the Pan-
American exposition at Buffalo. That
day I bought a ticket for Buffalo and
got here with the determination to do
Homething, but I did not know just
what. I thought of shooting the presi
dent, but I had not formed a plan.
'•I went to live at 1078 Broadway,
which is a saloon and hotel. John
Nowak, a Pole, a son of a politician who
has led his people here for years, owns
it. I told Nowak that I came to see
the fair. He said nothing about what
was setting me crazy. I went to the ex
position grounds a couple of times a
"Not until Tuesday morning did the
resolution to shoot the president take
hold of me. It was in my heart; there
was no escape for me. I could not have
conquered it had my life been at stake.
There were thousands of people in town
on Tuesday. I heard it was president's
day. All these people e<eemed bowing
to the great ruler. 1 made up my mind
to kill that ruler. I bought a 32 caliber
revolver and loaded it.
Qn Tuesday night I went to the fair
grounds and was near the railroad crate
when the presidential party arrived. I
tried to get near him, but the police
forced me back. They forced everybody
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
back m th,it tike gnat ruler eoald pa*
i wim rlose to the prenid*tit when be cot
into the grounds, bat was afraid to at
tempt the iiHHfiHHitiiuion because there
w»t. bo many mea in the bodj gnard
that watched him. I was not afraid «>f
them or that I »hould K ,. t hurt, hut
afraid 1 nii^ht be wised and that mv
chance would be gone forever.
"Well, be weal away that tirm- and I
went home. On Wedoeadaj I went to
the ur HirniN and stood ri K ht near the
president, ri«ht under him near the
Htund from which he spoke.
"I thouirht half a dozen time H of
■booting while be m tpeakinK, but I
COOld not set flow enouirh, I wan afraid
I might miHH, and then the great crowd
wan alwajfl joHtliii^ and I wan afraid
lent my aim fail. I waited Wednesday
and the president got into hin carriage
again and a lot of men were alx.tif him
and formed a cordon that I could not
got through. I wan tossed about by the
crowd and my spirits were getting pretty
low. I whh almost hopeless that night
an I went home.
"Yesterday morning 1 went again to
the exposition grounds. Emma OoM
maa's speech was still burning me up.
I waited near the central entrance for
the president, who was to board bin
special train from that gate, but the po
lit-e allowed nobody but the president*
party to pas* where the train waited, ho
1 stayed at the grounds all day, waiting.
"During yesterday 1 first thought of
hiding my pistol under my handker
chief. 1 whh afraid if I hail to draw it
from my pocket 1 would be SBBD and
seized by the guards. I got to the Tem
ple of Music the first one and waited at
the Hpot where the reception waH to be
"Then he came, the present—the
ruler— and I got in line and trembled
mid trembled until I goi right up to him
and then I shot him twice through my
white handkerchief. 1 would have tired
more, but I wan stunned by a blow in
the face—a frightful blow that knocked
me down—and everybody jumped on me.
I thought I would be killed and wan sur
prised the way they treated me."
Czolgoez ended hfs story in utter ex
hauHtion. When he had about con
cluded he whh asked:
"Did you really mean to kill the presi
"I did," wiiH the coldblooded reply.
" What was your motive; what good
could it do you?" he was (inked.
"I am mm anarchist. I urn a diwiple
of Emma Goldman. Her words set me
on tire," he replied without the slightest
tremor, "I deny thai I huve had an ac
complice al any time.."
Czoigom told District Attorney IVnny:
"1 don't regret tnv act, beeaom it iraa
doing what 1 could for the eaose. Lan
not connected with the. I'aterson group
or with those anarchists who sent
Bread to Italy to kill Humbert. I had
no confidants, no one to help me. I wuh
Chicago, Sept. 7.—Three more alleged
anarchists were arrested here today
charged with being implicated with the
conspiracy. to assassinate President Mc-
Kinley. They were found in the rear of
105 Newbury avenue, and were at once
placed behind the barH with the nine ar
rested last night. They gave their
names as Martin Fox, ,j. M. Ronenski
and Michael Rope. In the room were
found a quantity of anarchistic litera
ture, pictures of lOmma (ioldman and
other noted anarchies and copies of
VAIN AM) BOASTFUL.
President** Assailant Seems Proud
ol Hi* Act.
Huffalo, Sept. B.—(zolgonz still con
tinues to oat well and sleep well and
seems absolutely indifferent to hiH fate.
He makes no inquiries aH to the condi
tion of the president and apparently
cares nothing at all an to the outcome
of his injuries.
The police continue their precaution*
for the protection of Leon CzoigOM, as-
Bailant of the president from mob vio
lence. Although there does not seem to
be the slightest danger of another dem
onstration against him, the guards were
kept posted during the night around the
police station where he is a priHoner.and
a reserve force was held subject to imme
diate call. Loiterers who were found
about the station were promptly ordered
to move on.
The members of the president's cabi
net are doing everything in their power
to prevent ttie sensational exploitation
of the culprit. They do not desire to
place any stone in the path of the au
thorities who are laboring to unravel
the plot, if any existed, and all the ma
chinery of the government secret service
would be used to aid the state authori
ties in the prosecution of their investiga
tions. Hut by the direct request of Sec
retary Hoot, on behalf of his colleagues,
the district attorney and the police will
not permit the prisoner to be seen or in
terviewed, nor will they discuss the
methods or the results of their efforts to
discover the originators of the plot. All
that has leaked out from the jail shows
that the prisoner is vain and boastful of
his crime, and would, if given an oppor
tunity, fili the newspapers with columns
of his vaporings.
hooking tor Km ma Goldman.
Buffalo, Sept. '.). —It is reported here
that Kmma Goldman, the anarchist
leader, wan here last Monday and that
she occupied a house a few doors from
where C'zolgosz lived. Superintendent
Bull is said to have asked New York to
arrest her. New York police are said to
be investigating the case at the request
of Governor Odell.
Still More Counterfeiting.
The Secret Service has unearthed an
other band of counterfeiter** un<l secured
a large quantity of bogus billH, which
are ho cleverly executed that the aver
age person would never wpect them of
being spurious. Things of threat value
are always selected by counterfeiters for
imitation, notably the celebrated Hos
tettera Stomach Bitters, which has
many imitntorn but no equals for indi
gestion, dyspepsia, constipation, nerv
ousness and general debility. The
Bittern set& thiugs right in the stomach,
and when the stomach is in good order,
it makes good blood and plenty of it.
In thin manner the Bitters get at the
seat of strength and vitality, and re
store vigor to the weak and debilitated.
Beware of counterfeits when buying o