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ADAMS COUNTY NEWS
ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY. j. A. THOMPSON, . . . Editor akd Proprietor Subscription price $1.00 per year; six months, 70 cents. No| subscription taken for less han nix months. Advertising rates may be ascertained at the office. None but first class advertisements will be inserted. neighboring towns will be cheerfully received. Write on both sides of the paper if you wish and say what you have to say in your own way. We'U fix it up. RITZVILLE, FEBRUARY, 16, 1898. THE FUSION QUESTION. Whether to fuse or not to fuse is the question that is agitating certain political circles at this time in this state. Very many honest and con scientious men and women are debut ing the question in their own minds and find the problem a hard one to flolve. The News has nothing to say in the way of advice to any political party as regards their cause or pro ceedure, but we do claim the right to Air our views on fusion in the abstract. We doubt very much whether it is good politics and we doubt very much if sufficient reason exists now or ever existed to make it excusable for two given parties to be near enough to gether to fuse and there be an excuse for two parties; or, if there is such differ ence of principle that the line of de markation is well enough defined and clear cut between them to make two parties, the News is unable to understand how they can fuse, or merge, without some sacrifice of prin ciple, on the part of both of them. In that case it would seem that sacrifice of principle, is the very essence and foundation of fusion; which is certain ly not good ]>olitics and therefore in excusable. We submit, if a party is good enough to fuse with, it is good enough to belong to, and that theory followed to its conclusion would result in amalgamation which in our opinion is far preferable and more honorable and more satisfactory than fusion for ;he purpose of a single election. We venture again to assert that it is safe to follow the rule that if a par ty lias any principle worth paying attention to, it has too much to af ford to fuse, and if it has so little that can fuse it is time to leave it. We claim further that this holds good in one party just as well as another. The theory of the fusionist is the ends justify the means, that a common war is waged against a common enemy, that the great overshadowing question of so and so is the vital question, that minor differences can be laid on the shelf temporarily, ctc. Then why in the name of common sense don't the great vital question divide the people into two sides, and there is only two sides to one issue, and let the little lifferences that don't amount to any :hing (at least not enough to prevent iusion) be burned in the dead past, nstead of letting the little differences livide them into as many parties as :here are differences. The News is of ,he opinion that such would be the 3ourse pursued by the mass of the icople if they were let alone, jnly they would decide what the vital luejtiona was, and there might be nore than one, and more than one >arty might be, in their judgment leccessary. Some would contend for >rinciple even though the chance of rinning out were poor and uncertain, >ut the boss fusionist agitator though le is not generally much of a sticker or principle, usually has an abnormal ippetite for pie, and would as a rule use with anything, on any terms hat had pie in it. We are talking low about the leaders of the fusion dea, take for example, thic state. Vho was in the fore-front advocating usion in this state before the last •lection? Where are they? The most if them are masticating political pie. low about the grand principles and ;roundwork of personal faith in the undamental principles of the respcc ive parties who formed this fusion. Ire not those principles in their ireasts today no nearer a solution as ar as party supremacy is concerned ban they was then. Nine-tenths ■live about as little use for their late Hies,as political parties, as they have >r the party they defeated by fusion, .et those who may,proclaim fusion as a lorious thing, righteously, necessary, nd a wonderful success, but we must n our humble judgment regard its •ractice as a questionable means to nd unsatisfactory end. WHERE WERE THE FLAOS? Our attention has been called to the ict that no flag was raised on any üblic building in Bitxville last Satur ay. We have not had time to hunt he matter down and learn the exact ause but we presume it was through he carelessness of those who usually ttend to the raising of the flags. We re charitable enough to suppose that hey forgot it. Some of our legal glits of the city tell uh that it in the uty of the public school management > see to it tnat the United States flag i raised over every school house on t»e 11th day of February. We do not pretend to koepr wheth r that is true or not, but it does seem "> us that if the school is provided ■ith a flag it would be well enough ir the professor to see that it is raised "'" h an occassion, and if the coun? ty officials could remember the day well enough to quit work in their of fices on that day they should liave re membered it well enough to have seen to it that the county's flag was raised. OUR PROPOSITION. To those who may receive sample copies of the News we wish to sny, that no bill will be presented to you for the paper unless you become a bona fide subscriber, ami you can only become one by request. If you do not like the paper, and do not want it under any circumstances, please leave it at your postofflce, marked refused, so we may know who you are, as we do not wish to intrude upon you and would rather have an understanding about it than not. If you do like the paper and it is only a matter of present hardupness, or something of that nature that is in the way, notify us that you like the News and you can arrange the rest with us without trouble. LETTER FROfl Q. W. JONES. Delight, Wash., February, 9, 1898. J. A. Thompson, Dear sir:—l received copy of your pa]>er O. K. and was surprised to Bee such a spicy paper. You can enter my name on your book just as long as you run an honest paper, but when it enters slander for personal spite then count me out. Respectfully yours, Geo. W. Jones. The News is gratified to receive such compliments as the first part of Mr. Jones' letter contains, and feels that the conditions of his continuing to take the paper will not be hard to comply with, as we have no intention at present of running any other than an honest paper and we were really in earnest when we said in the first issue of the News that we would not permit that species of correspondence which we understand Mr. Jones means by "slander for personal spite" to be printed in this paper while the present management dictates its policy. The News rises to remonstrate against the practice that a few people have acquired of sending away for ar ticles of merchandise. It is bad policy, they do not save money enough to pay for the sense of shame that they must feel when hard times or pecun ary embarrassments force them to come to the home merchant, not sim ply to buy, but to ask to be trusted. Montgomery Ward & Co. did not know them in the years gone by when they had to buy on credit, with settle ments two and three years apart. True the home merchant may have charg ed high prices but people were glad to get the goods at any price. The merchant took more chances than they did of going under. Some of the merchants did go down. Then the ten dency of the practice is to keep prices up at home by lessening the sales of the home merchant. Of course you can buy where you please, we don't deny that (that is when you have money) but we believe you are work ing against your best interest when you send your money out of town. The town has been full of strangers this week, the majority of whom ap pear to be men of means and intelli gence, they are mostly looking for favorable locations for business or for farming, one of them a gentleman from Ohio ventured the prediction yesterday that Ritzville would have a imputation of two thousand in less than two years. This is encourageing when we stop to think that it means multi plying our present population by five, but it is within the range of possibili ties and when we consider the increase of business in the past few months, and the daily demand for houses in town it is not visionary to consider the prediction among the very proba bilities. We think it advisable at this time to call the attention of the city dads to the fact that the street* of Ritzville are in a deplorable condition, and we would respectfully submit that it would mid greatly to the looks of the town, and to the peace of mind of those who have occasion to cross or traverse the streets if a few hundred loads of dirt or gravel was dumped into the low places, raising them so the water would run off. A frogj>ond may lie all right in its place but we doubt if the principal streets of an otherwise thriving town is the proper place for it. ItH funny that a wliole lot of Ameri can* can say all sorts of naughty things about Mr. McKinley and still be permitted to remain in thecountry when a viator is not allowed to express an opinon that is uncomplimentary without getting notice instanter that his room is better than his company —guess it's all right, but it is mighty curious. The man who produces by his labor ten bushels of wheat is more of a public benefactor than the man who digs out ten bushels of gold. K. of P. Lodge Will Celebrate. Prairie Queen Lodge No. 36 K. of P., of Ritxville, will celebrate the 34th anniversary of their order this even ing. Knights and their families are cordially invited to be in attendance. SHERIFFS' CORNER. Friday Harbor, Wash.,Feb.9,'9B. J. A. Thompson, Esq., Editor News and Sheriff Adams Co., My dear Sir: In the acknowledgement of the re ceipt of a copy of your valuable and spicy pa|>er now before me, and which I take it you send to all who hold the position of county sheriff in the state of Washington, I wish not only to thank you, but wish also to say, that if this, your first issue, is a sample of what Is to follow and you can give us an occassional editorial like that Col fax lynching, I shall look forward to its coming with no small degree of pleasure. That the sheriffs, not only of this state, but all over Uncle Sam'sdomain, need to be "braced up" and encouraged, not only by the public press, but by outsi>oken and active expressions of the people, is only too apparent. In very many cases of homicide in this state during the past few years the sheriff has been placed between "h—l and high water;" the accusation of cowardice, infamy and fraud being charged against him if he didn't do his duty and placed on trial for his life if he does do his duty. This state is no exception. Scarcely a week passes but good lives are given up in conflicts between sheriff forces and mobs, over the worst scoundrels that pollute the earth. Whenever the people side with the officials and "show their hands" and let their voices be heard, mob violence will be a thing of the past; but so long as they rise up in opposition to law and order, either by quiescence or taking part, so long must the official either shrink his duty and be branded as a knave and coward and must sac rifice the lives of friends and citizens in defense of murderers and scoundrels. With my best wishes for your suc cess, I remain Very truly yours, Newton Jones, Sheriff San Juan Co., Wash. ♦ * • $100.00 Reward. The warden of the Wisconsin state's prison, Waupun, Wis., offers a reward of $100.00 for the apprehension of Frank McHugh, burglar and thief, who escaped May 31, lt>97. The de scription of said McHugh is: Age, 26; height, 1&0; fair com plexion; chestnut hair; dark slate eyey; tattoo letters, "F. M." above left wrist front; indistinct tattoo dots be tween left thumb and index; cut above root of nose; cut, outer right eyebrow; cut, middle right upper lip; hairy flesh mole below right ear; amalgam filling, left eye tooth. Bertillon Measurements: 74.3—74.0 —93.6—19.0—16.6—6.6— 28.0—11.2— 8.8—45.1. DON'T GO TO ALASKA The News is opposed to gold mining on general principles, believing in the definition that, "Gold is but a dust dug from the bowels of the earth, which being cast into the fire, came out a shining thing that fools admired and called a god." But if people must go to Alaska to mine gold, use some sense; don't go at it like a houseafire; keep cool and the better way would be if you really want some dust and feel that you can't get along without it, to better make a few dollars sawing wood, or doing something else, and then hire someone who has less sense than you have, if you can find such a one, to go and dig the gold for you. To flake Washing Fluid. Use J oz. Baits of Tartar, } oz. Muri ate of Amonia and 1 can of Red Seal Lye. Get the Lye from your grocer and the other ingredients from a drug store. Dissolve in 2 gallons of water. Do not use common lye as it contains both Salt and Caustic Soda. Bauer-Bier & Co have built a plat form alongside of their harjware store on which to display machinery. Stop that cough! Take warning. It may lead to consumption. A 26c bottle ofJßhilohs Cure may save your life. Hold by the Ritzville Drug Store, W. L. Olmstead, Prop. Catarrh Cured. A clear head and sweet breath secured with Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy; sold on a guarantee. Nasal injector free. Bold by the Rltzvifle Drug Store, W. L. Olmstead, Prop. SOAP-FOAM WASHING POWDER : : IS : Queen of HI. lien and Umndrr §0 Pure white it will not make the clothes yellow, nor injure the finest lace. TTO^bI rHjLOtfS/bATARRH O%BpfiP^ftEMEDY. H»vejouliwrrb? Thljranedjr laluuu. tead to cure rou, Prioe,4oct», InjaotorCr**. Liwl Market Prim. Following are the local ouotatlons taken from the Spokesman-Review. Wholesalesale prices are given unless otherwise quoted: Bpokank, Feb. 15.—Wheat at the warehouse- Country points: Club, bulk 57Wc, sacked 60c; bluestera, bulk sacked 68c. At Spokane: Club, bulk Mc, sac ced 61Uc; bluestem, bulk 62c, sacked 64^c. j Oats—At Spokane Lo. b., |18(418.25 per ton. Barley—County points, 60A65c per cwt. Rye—Country points, 70(575c per cwt. Flour—Pe» .rrel, $4. Fsed-Brai nd Shorts, $12 per ton; shorts, |13; bran, $'i; >lled barley, $18; chicken feed, Corn—Wl er cwt; cracked, |1.05. Hay—Tir thv , per ton; wheat hay, flO; alfalfa, $18. Wood (on \75; tamarac, $2.75; pine $2.50. Retai. HJSO; tamarac, $3Q}3.50; pine, $2.75@f.. Coal (retail)- *.>h». imp, $5.50; Pensylvania anthracite, $18; C ido anthracite, $16; foundry coke, $lt imberland black, $17.50 (a>2o. Produce—Country butter, 40 and 60-lb tubs. 29c per lb; 5,10 ana 20-lb tubs, 80c; prints. 80c; eastern butter, 25@26c; country butter, In rolls, 20®25c per lb; cooking butter, 16c; cheese, twin, full cream, 18A14c; cheese, twin, skim milk, 9U(ij)loc; eastern eggs, $4.25(04.50; ranch eggs, $r».7.yia,7.00; honey, white comb, 13($14; fancy, 15c per lb. What Dr. A. E. Salter Say*. Bvppalo, N. Y.—Gents: From my personal knowledge, gained in observing the effect of yourShiioh's Cure in cases of advanced con sumption, I am prepared to say it is the most remarkable remedy that has ever been brought to my attention. It has certainly saved many from consumptioh. Sold by the Ritsville Drug Store, W. L. Olmstead, Prop. Karl's Cfover Root Tea for consumption. It's the best, and after using it you don't say so, re turn the package and get your money. Sold by the Ritsville Drug Btore, W. L. Olmstead, Prop- SOCIETIES. KOF P.—Prairie Queen Lodge No. 86, Knights of Pythias, meets Wednesday night of each week in the Pythiad Castle. Visiting brothers invited to attend. W. ,R. Cunninuham, C. C. E. R. Lemma*, K. of R. & S. T O. O. F.—Ritsville Lodge No. 48, I. O. O. F., A meets every Thursday night at 8 o'clock, in the Greene block. A cordial invitation and fraternal welcome is extended to sojourning brothers. J. A. Thompson, N. G. E. D. GILOON. R. & P., Secy. GA. R.—W, B. Ilasen Post, No. 46, meets first and Third Saturdays of each month, at Greene's hall. D. J. Zent, Com. 11. Zimmerman, Adj. > FAND A. M.—Ritsville Lodge F. and A. M., No. 101, meets in regular communication on the second and fourth Saturdays in each month at 7:80 p. m. All brethren cordially in- ; vited to be present. O. H. Greene. W. M. I. Watson Myers, Becy. LO. T. M.—Meets second and fourth Tuesday evenings In each month at Greene 4c Son's. Lady Tina Hartbon, ComJ| Lady Ida Despair, R. K. KO. T. M.—Defiance Tent No. 14, Knights of the Maccabees, meet first and third Satur day evenings at 7:80 sharo. All visiting Bir Knights welcome. W. O. Lewis, Com. K. D. GiLSON, R. K. "" CHURCH DIRECTORY. ~ EPWORTH' LEAOui'— Devotional services every Sabbath at 6:80 p. m., at the. M E. church. B. L. Hicks, Pastor. pONGREGATIONAL Church-G. H. Newman, vj pastor. Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:80 p. m. Sabbath school at 12 o'clock m. Y. P. 8. C. E., 6:80 p. m. GERMaN Evangelical Church—Rev. Gillman, pastor. Services every other Bunday la each month at 10:80 a. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:80 a. m. All German speaking people invited. IfETHODICrr Episcopal Church - Preaching iu- service every Lord's Day, mornjtig ana evening. B#«day school event Sabbath at 10 a. m. Mid-week prayer meeting every Thurs day evening. Choir practice after prayer meet ing. All are invited. Griffith's Corners- Preaching services every second and fourth Sunday at 8 p. m. Willis—Preaching every first and third Sunday at 8 p. m. B. L. Hicks, Pastor. GERMAN Congregational—Preaching every Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. in. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Prayer meeting every Wed nesday at Bp. m. All German speaking people are cordially invited to attend. Others are welcome. * Gorrttßß Scheverle, Pastor. Sheriff's Sale Notice No. 138. In the Superior Court of the Btate of Washing ton, for Adams County: Frank Hagerman, San ford B. Ladd and \ James L. Lombard, Trustees, vs. Plaintiffs, I James 11. Long, Alice Long and Chalkley [ J. Supplee, Defendants. J Under and by virtue of an order of sale issued out of the above named court in the above en titled action on the 31st day of January, 1898, pursuant to a Judgment and decree of foreclos ure rendered in said court on the 6th day of December, 1897, in favor of Frank Hagerman, Sanford B. Ladd and James L. Lombard, trus tees, and against James H. Long and Alice Long for the sum of four hundred, eight and seventy one-hundredths dollars, ($-108.70), and for the sum of fifty dollars (ffiO) as an attorney's fee and for twenty-five and ninety one-hun dredths dollars (#25.90) costs, with interest on said sums at the rate of seven per cent per annum from said date, with costs of sale, all in lawful money, which said judgment is a judg ment of foreclosure of a certain mortgage in which the sale is ordered of the following de scribed premises, situated in Adams county, I Washington, to-wit: The north half of section twenty-five, (25), township sixteen. (16). north of range thirty five, (85), east of the Willamette meridian, con taining in all 820 acres, «tore or less, according to government survey;' together with the ap purtenances thereunto-belonging. Notice is hereby given, that on the fifth day of March, 1898, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, I will sell the above described premi ises to satisfy said judgment, costs, interest and accruing costs. The sale will take place at the front door of the court house at Kitsvllle, ' Adams county, State of Washington, at public auction, for cash in hand, to the highest and 1 best bidder. Dated at Ritsville, Washington, this 81st day of January, 1898. J. A. Thompson, Sheriff of Adams county. Wash. O. Q. Ellis, Attorney for the Plaintiff. Date of first publication, 2d day of February, Shiloh's Consumption Cure cares where others fail. It Is the leading cough cure, and no home should be without it. Pleasant to take and goes right to the spot. Sold by the Rits ville Drugstore, W. L. Olmstead, Prop. For constipation take Karl's Clover Root Tea, the great blood purifier. Cures headache, nervousness, eruptions on the face, and makes the head clear as a bell. Sold by the Ritsville Drug Store, W. L. Olmstead Prop. For First Class Painting, Paper Hanging, whitewashing and calcimin ing call on S. Q. SCHEUERLE, THE BITZVILLE PAINTEB. SniTH & THOHSEN . . . DKALBtt IN . . . Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hate and cape, Groceries, w>r crockery, Glassware, Heavy and Shelf Hardware, ALSO HANDLE THE WELL KNOWN WHITE SEWING MACHINES. CALL NO GET O' ' PBK" r lASE ELSEWHERE. :; DR. JOHN ADAMS ; ;: Physician and Surgeon I ] 1 Office: Ott Building ! RITZVILLE, - WASHINGTON. I E. D. GILSON, REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE. BBd Craveyaaetaf. Abstractor and Notary Public. OENERAL LAND AOENCY. Office in Adams Co. Bank Building, RITZVILLE, WASH. MRS. S. CARRIER, Restaurant, Ritzvilie, Washington. O. R. HOLCOMB. W. W. ZENT. HOLGOMB & ZENT Attorneys at Law Practice in all Courts. RITZVILLE, - - WASHINGTON. C. STASER, LAWYER and COMMISSIONER Collections and Notary Work a Specialty. I>. H. HARTSON Lawyer, Ritzvilie, - Washington. Dr. C. E. Hershberger RESIDENT! DENTIST. Office: North side of Main Street, Ritzvilie, Washington. Dr. F. R. Burroughs PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office: Second Street, between D and E. Kitzville, Wash. Glover Leaf RESTAURANT AL. POPPLE, Prop. Board by the Week, - - $3.50 Board with Boom, - - - 4.00 Single Meals, - .... 25c Meals at all Hours. TRY OTXR . . I BREAD, *&r CAKES and PIES, MADE FROM OTT BROTHER'S "CELEBRATED FLOUR Also carry a full line of CONFECTIONERY, CIUARS AND TOBACCOS, CANNED GOODS. —BAILEY BROS. We Don't Say Much . . | But What We Say We Mean! I When in Need of \ Hardware or . . j . . Farm Machinery j It will Pay you to give as a call ! before Purchasing. Baaer-Bier Hardware and machine C*.V • « Ritzville Drug Store... Olmstead & Rosenoff. PURE DRUGS AND CHEMICALS. SPECIAL, ATTENTION GIVEN TO COMPOCNDING PHY SICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND FAMILY RECEIPTS. ... WE CAHRY ALL THE STANDARD . . . Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Toilet and Fancy goods, Brushes, Paints, Oil, Glass. Books, Stationery, wall paper; in fact every thing handled in a first class Drag Store. A RATES, 01.00 TO |«.M FEB DAY. I UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT . . . % * D. J. ZENT, RITZVILLE, Proprietor. WASHINGTON. f V* FIRST CLASS IN EVERT RESPECT. T GOOD SAMPLE ROOMS .... • Bedroom Suits \; WAY DOWN AT HAIfIKT'S I am overstocked with Bedroom Suits and will sell at a Great Re duction for the NEXT 20 DATS. ' " ' \ CHARLES SINCLAIR .... . . . DRALER IN . . . STAPLE AND • fancy .... urFoceries FRUITS AND PRODUCE, Stationery, Notions, and Tobaecos. ritzviulEv -j ' • j|> washinqton.