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Our Grand Annual
Every Article Reduced.
This is the greatest opportunity ever offered for bargains in
.Dry Goods, House Furnishings, Underwear,
Clothing, Etc., Etc.
Remnants —Remnants.
We have taken all our odds and ends and placed them on our
center tables, at about one-half the regular price.
Come in and look them over.
Money back if goods are not satisfactory.
the: fair
The Place to Save Money.
Greetings of the New Year.
To all our friends and customers we wish a
most prosperous hew year. Your patronage
during the past year has been fully appreciated,
and we trust our service and goods have been
satisfactory. In the year 1900 our efforts will
be redoubled in securing the best footwear at
right prices.
We are Headquarters for
W Watches
.^""^"^^S^^. raa^eH and styles, and our prices
cannot bo beaten anywhere.
/ v \ Jewelry. Kings, Clocks, &c,
f ?y i|£ ik> $k Vw Sk Iri tHe largeet >n the Palousp Country
k^^L,'jJ"Z'^^'""^L'':r^^^ an(l our Pric? 9 are tDe lowest.
If. A. ROSE, Manager.
It will pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of its features:
No Burrs to Wear Out. No Gears. Only Six Bearings.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
All pizes up to 3,M tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CAKLEY IRON WORKS, Colfai. Wash.
Fine Commercial Printing
General Priuters ami Telephone Building,
Legal Blank Publishers. COLFAX.
Hotel Colfax, J-D-HagaD- Pr°prietOT-
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin $2.00 per cord, by carload
fH /N I • Agent for the Well known Rambler bicycle with G & J
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V'VVI vvAJtvxAitwj Canyon and Main sts., Colfax, Wash.
Happenings All Over the Union
Briefly Told.
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled in Short
Wednesday, December 27.
Congressman Boutelle of Maine is
seriously ill.
The proposed combine of Urilieh Co
lumbia canneries has fallen through.
Mail advi?eß from Japan state war is
imminent in the spring between Russia
and Japan.
A military reservation will be created
near Point Spencer, Alaska, where San
h rancisco people are now planning to
found a townsite. The reservation
would extend from the north end of
Point Spencer south 20 miles, thence
three miles west across Point Spencer
from Port Clarence harbor to Behring
sea. Secretary Hoot, who favors per
manent occupation by the government,
has been informed there is ample room
for a townsite south of the line.
General Otis issued a decree author
izing the celebration of civil marriages
in the Philippines. He cabled Secretary
Root to that effect today and the secre
tary promptly approved the action.
Heretofore marriages were celebrated by
the Catholic church, so that protestants
and non-chrintians were prohibited from
marrying. The Jdecree does not inter
fere with the Catholics who may be mar
ried according to their own rites, but
extends the privilege of civil marriage to
those who desire it, just as practiced in
the I'nited States.
Elliott Danforth, chairman of the
democratic state committee, returned to
New York after a trip through the south,
during which he talked with Senator
James K. Jones, chairman of the demo
cratic national committee, and most of
the chairmen of the democratic state
committees. Mr. Danforth said: "In
my trip through the south 1 observed
one thing which will be considered of
particular interest in New York, namely,
that none of the leaders .emed disposed
to insist on free silver as the main issue
of the campaign next year."
Thursday, December 12K
The viceroy of India, Lord Curzon of
Keddleston, telegraphs from Calcutta
that there has been no increase of rain
and that .'31,000 natives suffering from
famine are now receiving relief.
At a special election it was decided to
bond the city of San Francisco in the
sum of $4,500,000 for public park pur
poses. About 30,000 votes were cast,
and the proposition carried by a vote of
four to one.
By the unanimous action of Local
Assembly No. 14G0, Knights of Labor,
Chicago, the ranks of that organization
were reduced nearly 500. At a meeting
the members of the assembly which is
composed of letter carriers 'decided to
withdraw from the national organiza
The privy council held a meeting at
Windsor castle, at which Queen Victoria
proclaimed a warning to all British sub
jects not to assist inhabitants of the
Transvaal or Orange Free State or to
sell or transport merchandise there,
under penalty of the law. The procla
mation was gazetted.
E. C. Hodges & Co., brokers at Boston
suspended business today. The firm is
one of the largest in the'eity. Its deal
ings have been principally in municipal
bonds. It is a member of the Boston
and New York stock exchanges and
Chicago board of trade. Hodges said
that the trouble was caused by a refusal
of the Boston banks to give the firm
credit on United States mining shares.
The failure was no surprise.
Friday, December 2i>.
San Francisco, by special election,
voted to issue $0,750,000 bonds to build
new school houses, a new hospital and a
new sewer system. Tuesday last $4,
--500,000 were voted for parks, making
Boer report: "On Monday morning
the enemy from Mafeking attacked one
of our forts in force with cannon and an
armored train, and so persistently that
there was fighting light on the walls of
the fort. But we have retained our fort.
The British loss is reported as 55."
Under a plan recommended to the
stockholders of the Great Northern rail
way by President James J. Hill and the
management, the capital stock of the
road will be increased 10 per cent in
February and the employes of the road
given an opportunity to invest in the
issue at par. Stock is now worth $175
a share.
The insurgents who evacuated the
coast towns between Dagupan and Vi
gan, fleeing to the mountains before the
advancing Americans, are returning in
small bands to the towns the Americans
do not occupy and terrorizing the na
tives and Chinamen who showed friend
ship for the Americans. The natives and
Chinamen are seeking the protection of
the American garrisons.
Pool Grinslead, editor of the Wathena,
Kansas, Star, was sentenced in the dis
trict court today to 11 months' im
prisonment in the county jail under a
conviction of criminal libel. The con
viction is an outgrowth of a legislative
scandal, the editor having accused State
Senator John Fulton of Brown county
of accepting a bribe in connection with
the location of a new state insane
asylum. Grinslead will edit his paper
from the county jail.
Saturday, December 30.
San Francieco in suffering a coal
Andrew Carnegie presented city of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, with f 50,000 for a
free library.
A dispatch to the Herald from Manila
says: Six men of the signal corps were
attacked Thursday at Talevera, east of
Tarlac, by a force of 200 insurgents and
four of them were either killed or cap
Colonel Lockett has had a eecond en
gagement with the insurgents north
west of Montalban, and by a brilliant
charge drove the enemy from their
position. Only one American officer
and five soldiers were wounded, but the
loss of the insurgents was heavy. Our
troops captured a number of rifle* nnd
a quantity of ammunition and provis
General Otis in the Philippines recent
decree authorizing civil marriages make*
no provision for dhorce. Only the
Catholic reasons for separation are rec
ognized in the order. Girls 12! years
old and boys of 14 are permitted to
marry with the consent of their parents,
but otherwise they must be 21 years
The steamer Bundesratb, belonging
to the German Eost African line, was
captured by a British gunboat and
taken as a prize to Durban. A repres
entative of the Associated Press has
learned that there were throe officers
and 20 men attired in Khaki and intend
ing to serve the Boers, on board the
Bundesratb, which explains her capture.
German newspapers are wrathy over the
Sunday, December 31.
The heaviest enow ever known in
Georgia and South Carolina fell. At
Maeon, Ga., six inches laid on the
itoy Brewer and Roland Burke, boys
of 12, were playing soldier with a 22
--caliber rifle. It was discharged and the
ball struck Burke in the right eye, kill
ing him instantly. Both lived at Walla
The United Irish societies of New York
ami vicinity filled the Academy of Music
tonight at a mass meeting called to ex
press sympathy with the Boers and op
position to England in consequence of
the Houth African war.
One hundred and seventy-one sacks of
ore concentrates were brought to Ta
coma on the City of London from the
mines near Singapore, in the Straits
Settlement, for treatment in theTacoma
sineirer. This is the first shipment of
ore from the Orient to an American
smelter. The product of these mines
has been sent to England in the past,
and this shipment is in the nature of a
trial order for the Tacouia smelter.
There are a number of large producing
mines in the Settlement, and others are
being opened up.
It is asserted that the pope during the
recent service of opening the holy door
at St. Peter's cathedral addressed his in
timate entourage and said: "I thank
Divine Providence for granting me the
grace of being able to celebrate the great
function and I wish for my successor
grandeur and long reign, to "the greater
glory of God. My successor will be
young, as compared with my own age,
and will have tim*» to see many glories
of the papacy and the church.'" Later
Leo clearly designated Cardinal Girole
niano Maria Gotti, prefect of the con
gregation of indulgences and sacred
relics, as his successor. Cardinal Gotti,
the famous Genoese monk, is a man of
great piety and modesty. Now about
04 years of age, he has always lived the
life of an ascetic, and despite thejdignity
of ?. prince of the church, he always
elects iv a ceil and on a hard mattress.
Monday, January 1.
Kid McCoy whipped Peter Maher in
five rounds.
The Ohio assembly met and elected
the republican caucus nominees by a
strict party vote.
R. C. Herebey, county treasurer at
Lancaster, Pa., is reported short $05,
--(142. lie has fled.
Torpedo boat Goldsborough, built at
Portland ran for eight minutes at .'52
miles an hour, against a two-mile cur
For the first time in many years, the
Mississippi river is frozen over at St.
Louis. As a result no boats are arriv
ing and departing and the ferries have
been compelled to Bhut down.
Orlando Stevens of Ottumwa, lowa,
has made a new world's record in a com
petition mile bicycle race. His time was
1:59 14. The record was formerly held
by Fred Sima, made at Washington in
2:00 2-5.
A Manila dispatch Bays: The first
movement of a general "southern ad
vance occurred this morning, when two
battalions of the Fourth infantry landed
aud occupied Cabuyo, on the couth side
of Laguna de Bay. Two Americans
were killed. Twenty-four Filipinoß were
found dead in one house. One hundred
and fifty prisoners and foureix-poundere
were captured.
Tuesday. January 2.
Members of the new Cuban cabinet
took the oath of office.
Gov. Taylor of Kentucky asks the
legislature to repeal the Goebel election
law. He cays it is"an infamy which has
demoralized, disturbed and disgraced
the state."
When all the English troops destined
for South Africa are there they will
reach 200,000. Winston Churchill,
who escaped from the Boers, says Eng
land will need 250,000 men.
After four years of retirement J. S. C.
Blackburn was chosen tonight by the
join caucus of the democratic members
of the legislature as the successor of
Wm. Lindsay in the United Statee
senate from Kentucky.
The statement issued by the director
of the mint shows that the total cain
aga executed at the mints of the United
Statee during the calendar year ended
December yo, 1899, was $139,243,191,
as follows: Gold, $111,144,220; silver,
$26,061;055; minor coins $1,837,451.
At Chicago the quietude of the holiday
markets was broken in the wheat pit
and the firmness characterizing it was
turned to decided strength by an im
posing array of bullishness and statis
tics. January, 6G 3-4; May, 7O'i.
Portland, cash, 52; Tacoma, 51.
The Canadian regiment captured a
Boer laager at Sunnyside and took 40
prisoners, some tents, three wagons, a
great store of guns and ammunition,
forage, saddles and equipment. Two
British were killed and one wounded.
The Boer loss is given at six killed and
12 wounded.
Secretary Wilson of the agricultural
department walked into Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin's office at the war depart
ment and handed him $100 ia gold for
the Lawtcn fund, remarking that "it
was a farmer's contribution to a soldier's
widow." Another contribution to the
fund received by General Corbin today
was a check for $1,000 from J. Pierpont
Morgan of New York.
BRITISH WON A FIGHT Ur >n]"- i>r"'(-H > Ml r<'Hlll< Primarily ol
*"• •timulatiou proceeding from supply
■Dd demand condition*, scored probably
the greatest advance in any MBjrle year
and brought the Rroeral terd ol staple
vHliifH to the hiKhcßt poini reached for
more thnu eight yean pant. Failure
statistic! point to the HmnllPHt nomber
reported for 17 rears past. Tbeae re-
Hultd have come to pmhm la face of a con
Hiderably lemeoed production of whent
and an immense fallirm off m the field
of cotton.
Industrial affairs in the year has been
one of enormous expansion. Oertainlv
nothing hke th.- gsaeral advance iii
wages of indiiHthal employes ban been
witnessed for maDy years i.ni this bas
been accomplished with a minimum ol
General French Dispersed Boers
and Took Colesburg.
But Later Reports Say the Dutch
Rallied and Turned Upon
the British.
London, .Jan. 2.—The new year has
opened with a brilliant exploit by the
only British general in South Africa who
has not been beaten. French has been
operating with mobile forces during the
last month from Naauwpoort to protect
Methuen's line of comnonications by
keeping the Free State force from Cofcs
burg fully occupied. After threateniug
the enemy's communication with the Or
ange river and compelling: the Dutch to
retire from Rensberg, French decided
upon a sudden stroke. He ordered the
mounted force and artillery to advance
rapidly on Sunday night, with his in
fantry in wagons behind them, and by
daylight had succeeded in turning the
enemy's position at Coleeburg. The in
fantry aud batteries made a feint attack
on the front, while the light artillery and
cavalry were massed on the right tlank.
The Dutch camp was surprised by the
unexpected night march, of which it had
not received warning, and the Free Stat
ers did not attempt to defend their posi
tion, but retreated eastward, leaving
Colesburg in French's possession.
This exploit brings the British troops
within striking distance of Norvalsport
at Boothas drift. Colesburg is an im
portant border town, and if the town
can be held and the bridge and drift be
secured, two gates leading into the Free
State will be under British guard in ad
vance of the arrival of Roberts aud the
concentration of the Sixth and Seventh
corps for the march upon Springfontein,
the most important strategic point in
the Orange republic. French's occupa
tion of Colenburg is a distinct gain for
the British cause.
Boers Turned On French.
San Francisco, Jan. 2.—The World's
London special says: The latest news of
General French's operations shows that
his clever surprise of the Boers and his
successful skirmish with them was not
the impressive victory that a section of
the press claimed. The fact seems to be
that the Boers not only suffered very
little, but during the darkness rallied
and turned the surprise on the British
by attacking them next day with their
supposed crippled guns, some of which
were evidently those that General Gat
acre lost at Stormberg. General French's
dispatch does not detail his movements
later than 2 p. m. January 1, and the
final issue of the movement is unknown.
Nothing reliable has been received con
firming the rumored occupation of Coles
Goebel Has Kentucky Legislature
Under His Thumb.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. I.—All doubt as
to the ability of the Goebel democrats
to organize both houses of the legisla
ture was removed by the attendance on
the democratic caucus tonight. In the
house caucus all of the 58 democrats
answered to the roll call and partici
pated. In the senate four democrats
remained out. They were Senators
Alexander, Hays, Gilleepie and Huberts.
Senator Hill was sick and absent, but is
not classed with the dissenters. In the
senate causus Senator Harold created a
sensation by making an alleged expose
of the anti-Goebel leaders, declaring that
he had been approached by J. H. Whal
len of Louisville, and paid $4500 to re
main out of the caucus. The money, he
said, had been placed in a box with the
Louisville Trust company, the key to
which he passed up to Senator Goebel,
who was presiding over the caucus, end
ing his speech by declaring that he had
entered iuto the deal for the purpose of
exposing Whailen, and further, that
there was not enough money in the
world to make him disloyal to his party
and his state.
Senator Goebel was nominated by the
democratic caucus of the senate !or
president pro tern, Claude Desna for
chief clerk and William Cromwell for
assistant clerk. The entire slate of the
Goebel organization for places in the
senate went through.
Republican leaders say all republicans
will support the candidate named by the
anti-Goebel democrats. General Wat
Hardin today appealed to his friends to
keep out of the democratic caucus.
Goebel's notice of contest will be served
on Governor Taylor eitherthis afternoon
or tomorrow.
Attorneys for Goebel and other con
testing democratic candidates for state
offices this afternoon served notices up
on the republicans to take depositions
to be U9ed as evidence in the pending
contest cases, and naming their witness
es. The list of witnesses include a long
array of prominent men in both the re
publican and anti-Goebel democratic
parties, like Governor Bradley, Senator
Deboe, General Basil W. Duke, John 11.
Whallen and others.
Trade of the United States Was
New York, Dec. 29.—Bradstreet's Re
view of "The Year in Business"' tomor
row will say:
Rarely have sanguine hopes or predic
tions found such adequate realization as
they did during 1899. Certainly noth
ing like the widespread and general up
ward movement of values, alike of
staples and of securities, such as occur
red during this year could have been
foreseen. Linked with an immense
business and a record-breaking produc
tion in nearly all lines of business and
industry, except perhaps in some pro
ducts of the agricultural interest, there
was with it an advance of staple values
either of which alone would have made
the year notable and combined have
served to establish the year as a record
breaker and eet up new standards. The
volume of domestic and foreign trade
alike was the largest ever record
ed and the bank clearings reflecting im
mense business expansion, active specu
lation in stocks and immense new indus
trial floatings far surpassed all previous
Plol for a Big Uprising | n Manila
Wuh Quelled,
Manna, Dec. 31.- Four rxploniv..
bombs, a few firearms and .')()() ronnda
of ammunition were discovered in H
house in the center of Manila thin morn
ing while the police rereseeking Recarte
the insurgent leader, who was said t<!
have come to Manila in the hope of ef.
fecting an outbreak yesterday by taking
advantage of the mobilization o! th-
American troops at General Lawton'*
rodayit developed that the plot in
cluded the throwing of bombs among
the foreign consols attending the cere
monies in order to hrhi^ aboot inter
national complication*. These,it wems
were to have been thrown from the K-t
colta'H high buildings, hut the avoid
ariee of the Escolta by the faueral pro
cession spoiled the plan.
The popalace, it in thought had been
prepared for the attempt by a rumor
circulated widely among the nativeH
yesterday that Aguinaldo wan in Manila
and would possibly lead the outbreak.
The American authorities having been
advised of what was brewing, prepared
for all contingencies. Captain Morrison
who command* the troops in the most
turbulent district of this city, says be
does not believe an actual nprisiog will
ever occur, as the natives lack the reso
lution to take the first step* in a move
ment that, would entail lighting at clone
quarters with American troop*.
Alive With Assassin*.
Manila, Jan. I.—Yesterday's rapture
of bombs involved the seisure of doeu
meats inculpating a thousand Filipinos,
who intended to rise against the Ameri
cans. Papeis were also found showing
a division of the city iuto distiicts and
a careful assignment of leaders find fol
lowers. The precautions taken by the
Americans) on Saturday, it is now evi
dent, alone prevented an npruing. The
provost marshal haw requested that two
more regiments be detailed for the pro
tection of Manila. Three thousand
troops are bow actually in the city.
Captured His Wife.
Manila, .lan. 1 — AguinaJdo's wife,
sisters ami 18 Pilipiooi have surrender
ed to Major Marsh's battalion. Thin'
infantry, at BocJoc. Three Filipino
officers also surrendered to Major Marsh
and the Fillipinos gave up two Spanish
and two American prisoners.
Tliat Flour of Ourn,
Washington, Jan. 2.—The state de
partment received from Ambassador
Choate, at London, by cable a state
ment of the f.-ictH be bad developed in
connection with the seizure by British
war ships of American Roods on the
three merchant vessels, Beatrice, Mar
ehona and Maria. The goods comprised
not only flour, but miscellaneous articles
of common trade. They were shipped
for Lorenzo Marquea in British and (icr
man ships, but our officials contend that
they were not subject to seizure. They
could not, however, lodge representa
tions on the subject until they were
possessed of a knowledge of the facts,
and as soon as Mr. Üboate's statement
came to hand today an instruction was
cabled to him to inform the British gov
ernment that we could not admit the
right of seizure in these cases.
Deal for the West Indies.
The Bale of rbe Daniata West Indies to
the Doited States bi:JH fair to be accom
plished. The Danish captain, Cnristma*,
who has influential connections in the
United States, and who has secured the
support of President McKinl.-v, Admiral
pewey and a number of influential Amer
ican senators, is acting an intermediary
between the two governments, direct
official communication being impomible
for Denmark after repeated failures in
previous attempts.
The Oakesdale Sun has censed publi
cation, at least fora time, it maybe
Anderson Bros., of Rosalia have filed
at the clerk's office a petition to disin
James Con way shipped another car
load cf draft horses from Colton to
Seattle last w-ek.
If. J. Rooks, a pioneer of the PalooM
country, whose home was at Col too,
died December 22 at Medical Lake.
H. 11. Boone has completed his new
store building at Palouse and is do*
occupying it. The building is an 11
--ceptionally fine one and Palouse ettisena
are proud of it.
Garfield Enterprise: The new street
lamps lately purchased by private in
dividuals at a cost of %~~> are now in
position and are certainly a soctf—
They will be kept lighted at thr expense
of the town. The cost will be small.
Colton News Letter: Hon. ('. E. I line,
ex-speaker of the house ut Olympia, de
livered a very interesting talk on direct
legislation to a small audience in the
Opera Houee Wednesday evening. As a
result of his labors a club of ten was
Uniontown Gazette: When Iniontown
gets its flouring mill, fruit dryer and the
<). It & N road so that the farmers can
ship over either road, f'niontown will
not be bo quiet a town as now. Every
thing brings a eood price except wheat.
A fruit dryer will be a necessity. So will
a flouring mill and the cheese factory.
All will consume what the farmer has
to sell besides giving employment to
hired help.

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