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ADAMS COUNTY NEWS
IMI'E!) EVBtT WIDXBSDAY.
D. GILSON Edito* axd Manages
E. THOMPSON FOSEJIAN.
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fintered at the Postofllce at Rltrvllle, Adams
unty, Wash., nsSecond Class mall^natter.
ITZVILLE, DECEMBER 14, 1838
As we journey through life, let us
e by the way.
"Let us have peace" is a motto that
n now be hung up in the desolated
lues of Cuba.
Twenty millions will be a good nest
; for Spain now that the heavy and
;less colonial drain is ended.
One form of expansion immediately
lowed Republican success in the re
lt election,and that was the boom in
The postal business of the country in
lased $6,ooo,oooduring the last fiscal
tr which is s solid evidenes of pros
This Congress and the next will have
lie new problems to deal with; but
ipublican administrations are built
Even in Montana one republican was
cted on the gensral ticket. The
yan plurality of 32,043 in that state
s melted away.
[n the next legislature of Washing-
I convening at Olympiu in January
39, there will be 84 republicans, 8
mocrats, 2 silver republicans, 17
pulists and one member elected on
tizen's ticket. The ssnate will
md 15 republicans, 5 democrats and
p»nuli«ts, giving the Democrats
e bala.lca of power in the upper
use. Tha house of representatives
II have 63 republicans, 2 silver rep.,
lemocrats, 3 populists, 1 citizen. A
itest for the seat in the sixth sen
>rial district is expected, J. H. Car
r, populist, being elected over Mc
rn.ick of Whitman county by two
tos. The republicans are short
ree votes to control the organiza
m and tha populists lack four. It
II require fifty seven votes to elect a
No one can know, but those engaged
the ardtious work, what great labor
takes to accomplish the founding
d conducting a newspaper. There
i ten thousand chances of making
stakes of great moment in getting
t every single issue of a weekly or a
ily paper, and each has thousands
critics ready to discover the mis
uts and mistakes that are hurriedly
ide which the keen eye of the proof
ider may overlook in his scan of
3 proofsheet. But wo desire to call
mention to the fact that fewer inac
ricies occur in the columns of the
ual newspaper than in the same
lount of work done by any othei
afession, not excepting the recorder
deeds who has someone to compare
th him the text—a thing the proof
ider of a newspaper never has. 80
ten you find an error in your news
per, do not criticise the management
J severely, but thank the tireless
irker that yo-Tr paper is as bright
d newsy auJ free from errors as
It seems to be understood that the
csident will recommend an increase
the regular army to 100,000 men
in. Milts appears to think that 75,
0 would bs the correct strength for
e army niter the war conditions
bside and j>erman<fh't governments
Cuba, Porto Kico and the Philli
nes are established. Most persons,
twever, will lie apt to think that
ia number win Id be too small. Uar
ton« (or all the islau Is will be needed
rever, of coursc and the number o
ldi«rs which will be in the
osent limits of the United States
U have to be much greater here
ler than it has been up to this time,
itives will, doubtless, be enlisted to
• extent of many thousands for the
iniea in the different islands, to be
ticered by Americans, but the total
rength of ths army can never safely
reduced below the 100,0 X) line
ain. The increase in the regulat
niy to tho requisite strength will be
>• of the most urgent duties which
infront Congrsss in the coming Bos
LABOR OMNIA VINCIT
Washington Official Vote.
The official canvass of the leceut
vole was completed Dec. 8, by the sec
retary of state. Owing ti errors in
the footings of some of tha comity re
turns the result differs somewhat
from the figured previously published.
A remarkable feature of the result is
thai, the republican candidates for
supreme judge received the same vote.
Following is the corrected vote:
Congressmen-^',V. L. Jones 39,809;
Cii'hman, 38,983; Lewis, 36,385; \Y.
C. Jones 32,903; I)ickitiEO;i, 1161;
Haggard, 1317; Walker, 909; Hamil
' Supreme judge?—Anders, 40,452;
Fullerton, 40,452;; Heuaton, 32,793;
Godman, 32,185; Young, J323: Lawry
Amendment—Taxation, for, 15,860;
against, 33,850. Woman suffrage, for,
20.685; against, 30,540. ,
Duty determines destiny. Destiny
which results from any duty performed
may bring anxiety and perils, but
never failure and dishonor. It is not
within the power of man to foretell
the future and to solve unerringly its
mighty problems. Almighty God has
His plans and methods for human
progress, and not infrequently they
are shrouded for the time being in
impenetrable mystery. Looking back
ward we can sec how the hand of des
tiny bttilded for in and assigned us
tasks whose full meaning was not ap
prehended even by the wisest states
man of their times.
The progress of a nation can alone
prevent degeneration.^Tllere must be
new life and purpose or there will be
weakness and decay. There must be
broadening thought as well as broad
ening of trade.
Territorial expansion is not alone and
always necessary to national advance
ment. There must be a constant move
ment toward a higher and nobler civ
ilization, a civilization that shall make
its conquests without resort to war
and achieve its greatest victories pur
suing the arts of peace.
In our present situation duty—and
duty alone—should prescribe the
boundary of our responsibilities and
the scope of our undertakings.
The T.mes contemplates issuing a
large handsomely illustrated Nsw
Year's edition this year to contain at
least sixteen pages. In this issue will
be given a condensed history of the
town and county and their develop
ment, together with many other feat
ures of interest to all the peoplo~of
Adams county. It is expectcd that
the issue trill reach 10,000 copies, and
they will bo sent to all parts of the
United States. This is a large under
taking for a newspaper in a small
country town,but its success is assured.
Yes, Bro. Dornian this proposition
will bo 110 small tnsk unci the News
only hopes that the people of Adams
county will appreciate the same *nd
render you all assistance possible, us
it is something much needed at this
time to properly advance the interests
of our city *nd county. The luck of a
little friendly encouragement often
keeps back a worthy and generous en
terprise of this kind,which is as much
benefit to any fanii 'r or business man
as to the proprietor-of the newspaper,
for the editor of a small country sheet,
also like other people, "hat troubles
of his own."
"Admit the bea:er and one wife" is a
formula ol Artemas Ward that may be
of some service to the next Congress in
dealing with" the Utah delegation.
Hope is the gas in tire balloon i t
The greatest man is he who choosis
the right with invincible resolution.—
Difficulty is a nurse of greitnsss—a
harsh nurse, who rocks her foster cliil
dreu roughly, but rocks them into
strength and athletic proportions.—
A may establish a system of
ree government, but without the
spirit of municipal institutions it can
not have the spirit ot liberty.—De
If you lend a person money it be
comes lost for any purposes of your
own. When you ask for it back again
you find a friend made an enemy by
your own kindness.—Pliutus.
A CASE IT WILL NOT CUfft. M
„ An agreeable Laxative and Nebvk Tonto.
Bokl by Druggists or sent by mail. 525 c., 60c.
and $1.00 per package. Samples free.
M" O WTO The TOCT3 TOWVMM
A.W for the Teeth and Breath, 25c.
Captain Sweeney, C.BA., Ban Dlepro, Oal.,
flays: "Bbiloh's Catarrh Remedy 1a the first
medicine I have ever found that wen Id do mo
any good.'* Price 60 cts. Sold by Druggists.
This Great Co can Curb promptly eurtt
where all others fail. For Consumption it has
no rival; baa cured thousand*, and will CTTBa
too, if taken in time. Wctk.ll^o.
Mrs. Jlnry Harvey In Spokane.
Mrs. Mary Harvey, the eeoentric
poetess, who will be remembered by
many Ritzvillians anil who was con
ducte.l from this point to asylum at
Medical Lake for insanity has again
made her appearance in Spokane with
another of her somewhat renowned
and decidedly interesting productions.
The following appeared in the Spo
Mother's voice is calling dears
Pay all debts that angel chews
Smooth your way beyond the trap
That had hoped to death you back
Honor fears not to self deprive
Beings powers a e all alive
Moving with a mighty course
Planets joined with her resource
Ere the speed revives the trust
Opened eyes heed not the dust.
UNITED STATES SENATORS.
John L. Wilson Spokane
George Turner Spokane
REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS.
James Hamilton Lewis Seattle
W. C. Joues Spokane
Governor John It. Rogers
Lieut.-Governor. .. Thurston Daniels
Sec'y of State Will D. Jenkins
Stfte Auditor. .. Neal Cheatham
Attorney General P. H. Winston
Treasurer C. W. Young
Supt. Public Instruction. F. J. Browne
Com. Public Lands . . . .Robt.- Bridges
State Priiwer Gwiti Hicks
JUDGES OP THE SUPREME COURT.
El man Scott, It. O. Dur. bar,"James B.
Reavis, M. J. Gordon, T. J. Anders.
John I. Yeend Walla Walla
COMMISSIONER ARID IANDS.
O. E. Holcomb RitzTille
Judge Superior court, Ilon.C. 11. Neal
Representee J. O. Couch
Auditor Win. O. Lewis
Clerk Louis Walton
Sheriff J. C. Shorno
Treasurer Geo. Sinclair, Sr.
Prosecuting Attorney C. Staser
School Sup't Lota W. Emmert
Surveyor. John J. Koch
Coroner J. A. Thiel
A. S. Kelsey Hatton
A.J. Willis Willis
John Olson. Ritzville
Justice of the Peace F. P. French
Postmaster W. K. Kennedy
Mayor F. R. Burroughs
Clerk E D. Gilson
Marshal Samuel Hutchinson
Police Officer Alonzo L. Rettig
Police Judge C. Staser
Treasurer W. L. Olmstead
Hans Thomson, John Bovee, C. O.
Greene, W. R. Cunningham, Jr.,
D. Von Holt. ,
C. O. Greene,
All kinds of Rough and
Dressed Lumber, Brick,
Lime and Hair, Wood and
Agent for Jones' Steel
Headers. A Full line of
Prepared = Paints
White Lead and Oil.
60cta. « B B H — ■ M
*1.00 tyttle/>fifl M| B M A
One cent a dose.
This GBEAT Copoh CuKaprompUynlJTs
where all others fail. Couch", Croup, lore
Throat, Hoarseness, Whoopinff Cough and
Asthma. For ConaumptUja It has no rival;
has cured thousands, and will curs Ton It
taken in tlmo. Sold by Druggists on a guar
antee. For a Lame Hack or Oh«"st. uso
SHILOH'B BELLADONNA PLASTBRJSo.
Q HI LO CATARRH
Have you Outarrh ? This remedy is ffuaran
tced to cure you. Price. GOcta. Injector free.
C.M. Henderson&Co , s
SMIT£ & THOMSEN,
H'.TZ'.IT.LM . . . W.UJIITKOTOK
Ft, T7" OF P.—Prairie Queen Lodge No. 36,
knights of Py thins, meets Wednes
gyt day night oj each week in the Pythian
Castle. Visiting brothers are invited to
attend. W. R. Cunningham, jr., C. C.
E. R. Lemman, K. of R. &. 8.
T 0. 0. F.—Ritzville Lodge No. 58,
A I. O. O. F., meets every Thurs-
night at 8 o'eloek, in the Greene
block. A . cordial invitation and a
fraternal welcome is extended to sojourning
brothers. (). R. Flolcomb, N. G.
* E. D. Gilson. R. <6 P., Secy.
A Til AND A. M.—Ritzville Lodge F. &
-I- A. M. No. 101, meets in regular
communication on the second and
fourth Saturdavs in each month at
7:30 p.m. All brethren cordially in
vited to be present. O. 11. Gkeene. W. M.
I. WAT3ON Myers, Secy.
v A s fl w - B. Hazen Post, No. 46,
vT meets first and Third Saturdays
of each month, at Greene's hall.
Vj\" IX J. Zest, Commander.
' I \ n. Zimmerman, Adj.
LO.JT. M.—Meets second and fourth Tuesday
evenings in each month at Greene & Son's..
Lady Tina Uartron, Com.
Lady Ida Dkspain, R. k. S
KO. T. M.-Defiance Tent No. 14, Knights of
the Maccabees, meet first and third Satur
day evenings at 7:30 sharp. All visiting Bir
Knights welcome. C. O. i.reene, Com.
E. D. GILSON, It. K
WOF W.—Meets on second and fourth Mon
day of each month. All neighbors in
good standing are invited to visit the camp.
It. E. Vincent, C. C.
W, W. Zent, Clerk.
THE NEW STORE
We have just received an immense stock of toys and
Holiday Goods of every description and are too busy
to itemize the articles but we have everything in the
line of Fancy China, Cups, Saucers, Moustache
Cups, Child's Cups, Etc.
T\AT TQ mi elegant line from scents up. Doll Furniture, Doll Bods,
AJVAJAJkJ Gnulles, Swings, Toy Laundry, Toy Soldering Irons, Kitchens
Ranges, Toilet Sets. Also a full line of useful articles for the Homejjsifch as
Fancy Work Baskets, Photo Frames, China, Graniteware, Tin Cuspidors.
WAIX POCKETS AT 98c that are nice enough for the best room.
lAIIPN P©K PAliliO!!, Bedroom and Kitchen at prices that will please
Call early and got prices for the Headquarters for Santa
Clans is at
Formerly the Bine Front by DeSpain & Tuttle.
What We Carry.
Groceries. Glassware, Dry Goods,
Queensware, Boots and Shoes, Stationery,
Paints and Oils, Granite and Tinware, Hats and Caps,
Harness Extras, Shelf Hardware, Flour and Peed,
Coal, Wood and Posts.
OUR MOTTO—There is but one road to success in
business and that is by Strictly Upright Dealing.
Give us a call and be convinced that
our prices are as low as the lowest
Clever & Laing.
ADAMS COUNTY BANK
Money Loaned 011 Ileal, Personal and Chat
DRAFTS ON AM. POINTS IN UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
Dear Madam: —We take pleasure in oiling your attention to a very
useful and practical I ami }' F<nle, wlii li in illustrated by tlie above drawing
and which we will givo awav free to cash customers trading at our store. A
scale which will wcijili correctly is an absolute necessity iu every home. Re
alism-this fact, we have made arrangements with a large manufacturing
concern to furnish us with a limited number of them.
They are made of stscl, elegantly emtmeled, fitted with brass dial*, have
white marble tile tops, and weigh accurately from one ounce to twenty
We earnestly invite you tn commence favoring us with your trade at
once. By mea-i of punch cards or coupons, we record your cash purchase
fromtime to time, nll( j when these purchases reach a sjiecified amount, you
jfet a tCale charge.
We make this liberal offer to increase our trade; tu draw new customers
to our store, and toafepw our old patrons that we appreciate their trade. We
guarantee to keep our ißfJce* 011 goods a» low if not lower than ever, j
Wet hope you wnffKvor us with an early call, when we shall be plof ed to
give ifeu full part a rs regarding above. j
\ Respectfully yours, / '
W- Snyder &>Co.
MW. a.—Meets every second and fourth Fri
day evening of each month. Visiting
neighbors will receive a cordial welcome.
L. E. FAskILL, V. C.
W. W. Kino, Clerk
mOMANOWASH TRIBE NO. 80,1. O, R. M.-
L Meets the first iun of every seven suns at
Green's hall at the seventh run and. thirtieth
broath. All visiting Redmen welcome.
Samuel Hutchinson, Sachem. '
W. W. Zent, C. O. R.
PWORTH LEAGUE - Devotional services
every Sabbath at 6:30 p. m., at the. M E.
church. J. H. Everett, Pastor.
/CONGREGATIONAL Churcn-G. H. Newman,
pastor. Proaching every Sunday at 11 a. m.
and 7p. m. Sabbath school at 12 o'clock m.
Y. P. 8. C. E., 6:30 p. m.
rjERMAN Evangelical Church—Rev. Gillman,
" pastor. Services every other Sunday in
each month at 10:30 a. m. Sunday school every
Sunday at 9:80 a. m. All German speaking
\CETHODIST Episcopal Church — Preaching
-«A service every Lord's Day, morning ana
evening. Sunday school every 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 3 p. m. Willis—Preaching every
first and third Sunday at 3 p. m
J. H. Everett, Pastor.
GERMAN Congregational—Preaching eTery
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. 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. Gottlieb Schevkrle. Pastor.
to go out of. .
The Implement Business
and if yon are in need of anything in this line, call
early, before the assortment is broken. We will make
yon prices that will suit you. Of course t.hiw is a
and cash only will buy the goods. We have now on
hand a full stock of WAGONS, PLOWS, BUGGIES,
HACKS, DISC HARROWS, ETC.
Thanking all our Friend and Patrons for paat
favors we remain Yours truly,
Ritzville Hardware Co.
OUR LINES: . . .
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps,
Gloves, Linoleums, Gents' Furnishings,
Groceries, Crockery and Glassware.
Agency for the Watt Tailoring Company's Talltr
- Q. SPANJER A CO.
OLMSTEAD & ROSENOFF.
PURE DRUGS AND CHEMICALS.
SPECIAL ATTK\TIO> GIVEN TO COTIPOINBIIIiI #ar.
SICIANS' PREBCBIPTIODIS AKI) FAMILY RECEIPTS.
... WE CARRY 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 Drug Store.
F. SHEPLEY & SON
... DEALERS IK . . .
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Flour and Feed,
FRUITS IN SEASON A SPECIALTY.
Vail nnd sec us. We arc Never IlalemU. Tm m Cat
no Setter place in lUe country to trade.
for the Holidays. We have a large
line of Sensible Presents for ALL.
Ladies and Misses. flen and Boys.
SILK MITTENS BILK ML'FFLEBS
PLUBH CAPES HATS AND CAPS
FINE JACKETS KID GLOVES AND MITTENS
KID MITTENS SUITS AND OVERCOATS
KID GLOVES BOOTS AND SHOES
FINE DRESS PATTERNS MACKINTOSHES
We will give you a* good Goods for the money as any houss in eastern
HYERS & SHIPMAN