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"He who by the plow would thrive,
Himself must either hold or drive."
Our Great Mid-Winter Sale for
Friday, Saturday and Monday,
January 12th, 13th and 15th,
will be launched Friday morning on the expectant public. We
propose to put such prices on our goods as to make economical
money saving people dance with joy. Scan your eye over
these few ({notations and then follow the crowds.
'Tit* Kuhn'a nerve <loph it. All reductions for Mid-Winter Sale
made personally by our chieftain, Mr. Aaron Kubn,
Fa:i«y figured Wash Silks for waists in n All wool Dress Goods in light grays, tan
iH-nutiful combination <>f colon for mixed and blue, aold by everyone for
Friday, fatarday and Monday, per yard 12}£c from O. r>c to 86c per yard-for Friday,
Fancy plaid and checked Wash Bilks in Saturday and Monday, per yard ". 37' 2 'c
all colors, told everywhere for from 50c HnlfwoolCreponeflect.it speaks for it
lo 75c per yard—for Friday, Saturday so If -for Friday, Saturday and Monday,
and Monday,per yard 25c per yard ". lie
English Cashmeres in navy, green, red, Boy's and Misses' Hose that you consider
black and brown special i«t Fridny, ed «reat value for 25c a pair—for Friday,
Saturday and Monday, per yard ........ lie Saturday and Monday, per pair 12' 2 c
Sec display in north fchow window for a few of the many great
bargains offered for Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Coif ax's Greatest Store.
Col fax, Washington.
Mail orders, if mailed to us within 51 Friday, Saturday nnd Mo nday are oil
days, will be filled at theee prices. I Special Sale days. Watch our ade.
F~" ~^^^H Remember
"*%\ j^H Them.
Send your friends or
I relatives a nice
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v Plioto or
AblT'^H Family <Jroup.
HK^^iffjfjll DONOVAN'S
For Best Photographs
It vvill pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of its Feature*:
No Burrs to Wear Out. No Gears. Only Six Bearings.
MillH specially adapted to wind mill power.
All sizes up to 3% tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by PARLEY IKON WORKS, Colfax, Wash.
_j j When Going: Up
| £!■ Broadway
?J>v4i Stop on your way to admire
r- f^ - the latest in Footwear at
B§kT ***** Style and Comfort are combined
• . .._ p. in their New Line, juet in.
All new designs in vestinu in the new tintn, for /r^^^^«
Men, Women, Misses and Children. Thin in the iK
place. The larger the family the more we save |
you, as we sell from 25c to $1.00 per pair cheaper lh^\^i^\
than elsewhere. Leave your old love and try uh. <^^X
Remember that we are headquarters for
Groceries, Fruit, Etc. "^"^
W^' Genei*al Hardware
and Crockery.
/ -...Cy.- ?,,-v ,r f^_ • rseing overstocked with nice
q;^Bf~- * Lamps
%^A/JP we will for the next 30 days
/V) •jff £t y'T'' ' reduce prices on all fine Lamps,
both stand and hanging. If
y°u nee^ a }&m P, now is the
**~-^ 'p^^^^-rR^HT^ time to invest.
Fine Commercial Printing
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Legal Blank Publishers. COIL.FAX.
Happenings All Over the Union
Briefly Told.
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled in Short
Wednesday, January 3.
The report of the Boer attack upon
Molteno is not yet confirmed. Appar
ently General French holds nothing
within five miles of Colesburg. His re
quest for reinforcements dispels any
present hope that he will be able to seize
one of the crossings of the Orange river.
Senator Hanna declared that although
he had been urged to stand for the per
manent chairmanship of the next re
publican national convention, he would
not do so.
Mississippi democrats in the legisla
ture, in caucus, unanimously nominated
ex-goyernor J. A. McLaurin for United
States senator.
Eleven tons of powder on two sleighs
exploded near Lake Linden, Mich., blow
ing to atoms the drivers, Joseph St.
Louis and Joseph Pammerstot, and
four horses. The shock was feit for 20
One case of bubonic plague wa^ found
at Manila,
Thursday, January 4
The steamer \ustralia, from Honolulu,
reports the death of a white girl at
Honolulu on December 22. Two Chinese
were found dead in the Chinese quarters
on Christmas day. These fatalities
started the plague scare again, and
every precaution was being taken to
stamp out the disease when the boat
General Wood issued an important
order giving freedom to civil prisoners
in the province of Santa Ciara, Cuba.
Some of them hud beeu detained without
trial and others were suffering excessive
punishment. Reports from other de
partments are daily expected, and it is
believed that before the end of the month
a l.irge number will be released, especial
ly in the province of Havana. The cases
of those who have been held for a long
time in detention without trial will be
the tirst to be investigated.
Emperor Nicholas has assured the
British ambuKwdor at St. Petersburg
that England ueed not fear iuterveution
or any sort of difficulty from Russia in
the South African complications. This
may fairly be interpreted as an assur
ance iucluding an indirect promise that
France will abstain from creating dilli
culties for England.
Representative Jones of Washington
introduced a bill appropriating .*175,
--000 to be immediately available for the
erection of a new convalescent military
hospital at Vancouver barracks for the
reception of sick soldiers returning from
the Philippines.
Friday, January ."».
British detachment from Mafeking as
saulted a Boer fort, reachrng its walls,
but were driven off with 20 killed, in
cluding six officers, and many wounded.
Troopship Logan and animal trans
port Wyetield arrived at Manila.
At ("ape Town supreme court has
ordered that the British steamer Mash
ona, Captain .Johnstone, which left New
York Nov. .*{ for Delogoa bay, laden with
flour for the Transvaal, and which was
captured by the British gunboat Part
ridge, will be delivered to the claimants
upon giving satisfactory security, and
that the portion of the cargo claimed as
prize be Btored in the custom houee at
Port Elizabeth upon security provided
by the authorities. The prize cargo con
sists of 17,000 bags of flour.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections decided, by a vote of 4 to
3, to make an adverse report upon the
resolution to neat Senator Quay of
Pennsylvania, v.ho was appointed by
the governor.
Four and a quarter millions in gold
was shipped from New York to Europe.
legislature appropriated
$75,000 to care for sick and indigent
soldiers ©f the Spanish war. Previously
$184,000 had been spent.
January wheat slumped to Gs\ at
Chicago; May, G8" v Portland, cash, 52;
Tacoma, 51 1,.
Saturday, January O,
The grand jury of Ingham county,
Michigan, indicted Edgar James,epeaker
of the house of representatives, for
bribery; W. A. French, state land com
missioner, bribery; Chas. H. Pratt, law
book agent, bribery; Representative S.
J. Hammond, soliciting bribe; Fred A.
Maynard, ex-attorney general, retaining
part of chief clerk's salary; W. L. White,
state quartermaster general; Colone!
Harold Smith, assistant quartermaster;
Arthur F. Marsh, adjutant general and
fili It. Sutton, regent of the University
of Michigan and member of Governor
Pingree's military staff, charged with
alleged fraud and embezzlement in con
nection with the sale and alleged re-pur
chase of military supplies.
Dan Moore killed Sam Harpham in a
row at a dance in Council valley, Idaho.
Boers deserted Ladygrey.
Boers attacked outposts at Lady
smith in force, but were repulsed.
Mineral productions of the United
States in 1899 are placed at $891,424 -
082. Gold, $72,483,055: silver, 61,619,
--689 ounces: coal, 244,581,875 tons, the
largest ever mined in one year and plac
ing the United States for the first time
ahead of Great Britain in coal produc
Butte, Montana, has 75 cases of small
Sunday, January 7.
Boere are reported to have captured
the garrison of 120 British police at
Kuruman, in British Beuchanaland.
A Jack-the-Ripper murdered young
Rachel Ferguson at Toronto, Canada.
An address by the officers of the Order
of Hibernians says: '*lt is unnecessary
for the Hibernians to proclaim their
loyalty to the United States, but it be
comes them to state that no act of
theirs will be contrary to the laws.
Knowing the character of the British
government, its cruelty, its ambition, we
are desirous to assist the citizens of a
sister republic in their struggle to de
feat Lnglish aggression. What kind of
aid will be g;ven we cannot Btate at the
present time, but certainly it will b» of a
practical nature."
Monday, January H.
A Maniia cable Bays: Rates is pursu
ing the enemy in the south with vigor,
hchwan s column, in moving along the
shore of Laguna de Bay, struck 1800
insurrectionists under General Xoriel at
Binan on January 6, and driving them
westward on Silan, captured the place
from which point the cavalry pushed
through to Indan. Schwarz captured
three of Noriel's six pieces of artillery,
and will take the remainder; also his
transportation, with records and a large
quantity of ammunition. Two battal
ions of the Twenty-eighth, struck the
enemy near Imus, killing and wounding
There have been six cases of bubonic
plttgue and four deaths at Manila.
Five American prisoners in the hands
of a robber band in north Luzon were
released by Capt. Leonhauser, who de
feated the enemy and destroyed their
barracks and subsistence. Three sol
diers were killed and two seriously
Latest advices from India aver that
the situation there grows darker every
week. Three million are working on
government relief works. The sale of
children by starving parents is becom
ing common. Families are bn aking up,
each member for himself, in search of
food. Abandoned children are found
with frequency. It is a famine o! water
as well as food. Cattle are dying off by
thousands and no rain is now expected
until June.
Boers made a determined attack on
Ladysmith, and it was a bloody hand
to hand fight all day. The Boers were
Governor lingers Writes a Glowing
Olympia, Wash., Jau. 3.—A New York
paper asked the lioveruors of the differ
ent states to write a review of industrial
and business conditions in their several
states. Governor Rogers' reply was as
"Olympia, Dec. 19, 1899.—Editor: I
presume that no portion of our com
mon country presents in a business and
industrial way so inviting a held at the
present time, as that immediately adj i
cent to Puget sound. Its commercial
advantages are great, and its future
prospects can only be designated by the
word 'magnificent.' A map of the world
upon a north polar projection will show
that a straight line exteudiug from Pu
get sound to Japan, China, and the Phil
ippine islands, skirts the Alaskan penin
sular, being vastly shorter than any
other route between the Occident and the
orient In the loDg run commerce, like
everything else, follows the line of least
resistance. It is well known, too, to
navigators, that ocean currents favor
the northern route. Doubtless it will be
a great surprise to many to be told that
the shortest line from California to the
Fast Indies runs near the Alaskan coast.
The globe, however, reveafs the fact.
"Good Bishop Berkely, something like
175 years ago, in his well-known line
'Westward the course of empire, takes
its way,' stated, it is true, a great fact,
but the good bishop did not reveal all
the truth. The course of empire in past
historical times has also been as mark
edly to the north. I think careful in
vestigation will show I am correct in
saving in general terms that no conflict
between the north and south, whether
political or commercial, has ever been
waged in which the north was not suc
cessful. The conquest of England by
the Normans was only an overflow from
a previous northern invasion. Civiliza
tion began in the south. At the present
time the northern nations in Europe,
Russia, Germany and England, are the
arbiters of fate. In our own country
within recent times a political struggle
between the north and the south was
waged. We know the result. Commer
cially it has been and will be the same.
Alexander Humboldt long ago prophe
sied that the commerce of the Pacific
would one day far exceed that of the
Atlantic. He was followed in this pre
diction by William 11. Seward and James
6. Blame. Back of these predictions
were geographical and historical facts.
"The recent discoveries—as yet only in
their iafancy—of gold in Alaska have
accentuated the natural trend of events.
American commerce will, in the not dist
ant future, execute the evolution of
'About Face'; and one day—how far in
the future Ido not know—a greater city
than New York will be built upon Puget
sound. Yours very truly,
"J. R. Rogers,
"Governor of Washington."
Beveridge Has Visited Islands.
Washington, Jan. 4.—At the opening
of today's session of the senate, Bev
eridge presented the folio wing resolution:
"Resolved, That the Philippine islands
are territory belonging to the United
States: that it is the intention of the
United States to retain them ab such
and establish and maintain such govern
ment control throughout the archipel
ago as the situation may demand."
Beveridge asked that the resolution lie
on the table until next Tuesday, when
he will speak on it.
Deserter Killed in Battle.
Manila, Jan. 8.-General Schwan's
column, advancing to the south, occu
pied Nioau. One American was killed
and three wounded. Nine of the enemy's
dead were found on the field after the
fight. A number of rifles were captured
and several prisoners taken. Johnson,
a deserter of the Sixth United States
artillery, clothed in a major's uniform,
was found among the insurgent dead at
Noveleta yesterday.
General Advance in Wages.
Pittsburg, Jan. s.—The American Steel
& Wire Company today posted notices
in all its plants, notifying its employes
of a general advance in wages of 1% per
cent to take effect from Jan. 1. The
advance affects 30,000 employes, 10,
--000 of whom are in the Pitteburg dis
trict, the balance being employed in the
company's works in Chicago, Cleveland
and Kokomo, Ind.
Governor Rogers last year issued 350
commissions to notaries public.
Story of Terrible Suffering of
American Prisoners.
Lieutenant Gilmore and Party Lived
to the Extreme Limit of
Human Endurance.
Washington, Jan. s.—After p. silence
of several days General Otis is able to
notify the war department of the com
plete success of the military operations
in northwest Luzon, the main object of
which was the rescue of the American
prisoners, which the insurgents took
with them in their flight.
Although General Otis does not speci
fy Lieutenant Gilmore, U. S. N., by Dame
the wording of his message is taken to
mean that that officer is among the list
of rescued prisoners.
General Otis' message is as follows:
"Manila, Jan. s.—Colonels Hare and
Howse have just arrived at Vigan, in
northwest Luzon, with all of the Ameri
can prisoners.
"Their successful pursuit was a re
markable achievement.
"Schwan and Wheaton are now with
separate columns iv the Cavite province.
"Affairs in Luzon, north of Manila^
are greatly improved."
Lieutenant Gillinore Tells a Thril
ling Story of Captivity.
Manila, Jan. 7.—Lieutenant J. C. (Jill
more, of the Inked States gunboat
Yorktown, who was captured by the in
surgents last April near Baler, on the
coast of Luzon, and rescued a few days
ago by Colonel Luther It. Hare, of the
Thirty-third volunteer infantry, Bat to
day in the apartment of hia sieter, the
wife of Major Price, at the Hotel Oriente,
in Munila. and told a remarkable story
of his eight months in captivity, ending
with his dramatic deliverance from a
death that seemed inevitable.
The steamer Venus came into the har
bor lust evening from Vigan, province of
South Hocos, with Lieutenant Gillmore
and 19 other American prisoners, includ
ing seven of his sailors from the York
town. Lieutenant Gillmore, after re
port inir, came ashore and hobbled along
with the aid of a cane to the Hotel
Oriente. where American officers and
Indies Here waltzing through the halls to
the strains of "Aguinaldo's March."
Although tanned and ruddy from ex
posure, he is weak and nervous, show
ing the results of long hardships. He
speaks warmly of Aguinaldo and very
bitterly against General Tino, declaring
that while in the former's jurisdiction he
was treated splendidly, but that after he
fell into Tino's hands he suffered every
Colonel Hare and Lieutenant Colonel
Howse, the latter of the Thirty-fifth vol
unteer infantry, rescued Gillmore's party
on December 8, near the headwaters of
the Abalut river, after they had been
abandoned by the Filipinos and were
expecting death from the savage tribes
around them. When the rescuing force
reached them they were nearly starved,
but were building rafts in the hope of
getting down the river to the coast.
Orders to Kill Them All.
Lieutenant Gillmore made the follow
ing statement to a correspondent of the
Associated Prens: "The Filipino* aban
doned us on the night ol December 16.
We had reached the Abalut river near itß
Bource that morning and the Filipinos
rafted us over. We then went down the
stream along a rough trail, guarded by
a company of Filipinos. That night we
were separated from this guard and an^
other company, armed with Mausers,
was put in charge of us. I suspected
something and questioned the lieuten
ant in command. He said: "I have
orders from General Tino to shoot you
all, but my conscience forbids. I shall
leave you here."
"I begged for two rifles to protect us
from savages, adding that I would give
bim letters to the Americans, who would
pay him well and keep him from all
harm. He refused this, however, saying
he we <ld not dare to comply, Soon
aftcrwuid he left with his company. We
had seen some savages in war paint
around us and we prepared to fight them
with cobble stones, the only weapons
that were available to us. The next
morning we followed the trail of the
Filipino soldiers, feeling that it was bet
ter to stick to them than be murdered
by savages, but we could not catch up
with them. Then I ordered the men to
build rafts in the hope of floating down
the river. It was a forlorn hope, but I
knew the river must empty into the sea
somewhere. I was so weak myself that
I did not expect to get out, but I thought
some of the men could. On the morn
ing of December 18, while we were work
ing the raftp, the Americans came to
ward us, yelling: One of my men shouted
'They are after us.' He was lashing
bamboos. I knew it was the yell of
Americans. The rescuing troops thought
we had Filipino guards and called to us
in English to lie down so they could
shoot the Filipinos. That was the finest
body of officers and men I ever saw."'
Lieutenant Gillmore could not speak
enthusiastically enough about the 140
picked men who had rescued him and his
The command 6pent the day in mak
ing rafts. Colonel Hare thought Lieut.
Gillmore too weak to live through the
trip, but there was no alternative. They
shot many rapids, the men losing all
i their effects and Lieutenant Gillmore
I somelvalnable papers. Oaly 14 out of
37 rafts survived the first night of the
experience, and 80 men were practically
unable to walk when Tigan was reached.
Half Starved by Captors.
Describing the flight from Bangued
• when the Americans appeared, Gillmore
said: 'The Filipinos, completely terri
fied, left December 7. They hurried the
i prisoners from town to town, often re
i tracing the trail, not knowing where the
: Americans would attack. After being
• almost without food for three days, they
I killed several horses and we lived on
' horseflesh for several days. I did not
have a full meal from December 7 until I
, reached Vigan. Indeed, the rescuing
i party lived largely upon rice without
j salt. There was one day, when I was
i reduced to chewing grass and bark.
! While we were in the hands of General
Hbo's men be issued orders that any
person aidiag the Americans by food or
money should he treated as a criminal
One citisen of Vigan Henor Vera, «a«
probably killed for befriending ns We
would have starved but for the kindnenM
of some of the residents of the towns
and some of the Filipino colonels but
others treated us brutally. Wherever
there was * prison we wen kept there
Where there was no prison the; would
lodge us in a convent. We suffered
greatly from want of exercise as well as
lack of food."
For weeks GiMmore was covered with
boils and in great pain. When the Fili
pinos found the Americans were ap
proaching the treatment became better
rnerewasa sign painter in the party
and bepainted advertisements on the
rooks throughout the retreat with other
emblems, like a sknll and the word 'yen
geance, by means of which the imeri
cans were able to follow. The F.lipim,
treatment of the Spanish was brutal in
the extreme.
Gilmore adds: "The Americans talk
about the reconcentrados in Cuba, hut I
have seen Spaniards die at the rate ol
three a day of starration in the hospi
tals at Yigan. I have seen Tagalo offi
cers strike Spaniards in-tbe race with
whips and revolvers."
Brown, who was formerly a preacher
in Honolulu, twice revealed to the in
surgents plots of the Americans to es
cape in the hope of Raining the good
will of the Filipinos. The rest of the
party openly accuse him of treachery
and entertain the bitterest feeling to
ward him.
Charles Haker of the Third artillery
was formerly one ofj the prisoners, but
he became too weak to travel and the
Filipino guards bayoneted him during
the last flight through the mountains.
Effect of Gold Exports is llein X
New York, Jan. 6—The Financier
The New York banks continoe to gain
slowly in cash holdings and nurplus re
serves, despite thedrain made oponthem
by nold exports. The clearing boose in
stitutions report at the end of the *eek
just ended $589,650' excess eanh above
tlie urnount held jit the opening of the
year.tbe surplus reserve Btnnding at
$11,757,725. The expansion for the hx
days ending Saturday it (.f more than
ordinary interest, ftince it was made in
the fare of an increase ol nearly f9 000 -
000 of depoeitu wbicli of courw tied up
about $2,250,000 of money in addition
al reserve requirement!*. The gain in
cash wan $2,816,200, of wbicb the great
er part whh in the form 'if 1,^,1 tenders,
due to receipts from the int. rior Loans'
are $4,107,600 higher. ["be annual
dividend disbursements at this center
have doubtless affected the statement
and a detailed analysisshows that there
have been some unusually heavy changes
in the totals of larger l»inks, but viewed
in all lights, the exhibit in to be eon
Bidered satisfactory. The interior move
ment in particular is assuming larger
proportions than had been expect,.,!.
During January of last year the bankH
gained weekly something like $7,000,000
in cash, the surplus reserve rising be
tween the opening and the clone of the
month about $20,000,000. The gain
ho far this year has been proportionate
ly heavy, but the exports of gold of
course operate to keep tbeezcess cash at
a low figure. Still the banks are more
than holding their own and are demon
strating an element oi Btrength which
must be looked upon as gratifying.
Dnder the circumstances the outlook
favors a rate for funds not materially
different from that now prevailing.
Bow long exports are to continue is
uncertafn, but the conditions governing
the outflow of froki are entirely favor
able to the United States, both in in
ception and remits accruing, and the in
cident oi exports is not viewed with any
degree of apprehension. Present opera
tions are in the nature of loans to Eu
rope. If the return statement is made
in the form of an American security the
United States has only added to itn
wealth and cancelled a certain percent
age of yearly interest DOW remitted
Uncle Sam Raises the Flag On Sea
Girt siiuiiu.
Washington, January s.— The United
States navy has taken possession of an
other island in the east. The news of
the seizure was contained in the follow
ing dispatch:
"Cavite, Jan. s.— On Dec. 1 Weots
baugh, commanding the Albay (a little
gunboat), hoisted the flag on Sibatu
island, and the chief dato provided und
raised the pole. Natives and North
Borneo authorities are pleased.
The island lies at the south western
angle of the boundary line of the quad
rangle enclosing the Philippines. It in
probably outside of the line, and lie*
very near the coast of Borneo, com
manding the principal channel, but in
not one of the inlands of the Philippines.
The si:!tan of Jolo, whose group in elorfe
to thit? island, is believed to claim juris
diction over it, and as his authority in
recognized by the native tribes on the
north coast of Borneo and vicinity, it is
believed his claim is well foundt-d. It
was probably at his instance that the
naval officer commanding the gunboat
Battle in Cavite.
Manila, .jan. 7. —Reconnaissances out
of Imuh, Cavite province, thin morning
resulted in the lons of three Americans
killed and 20 wounded. The enemy's
loss in estimated at GO killed and 80
wounded. Colonel Herkheimer, with n
battalion of the Twenty-eighth volun
teer infantry, advanced toward Novel
eta. Major Taggart, with two battal
ions of the name regiment, moved to
ward Perez den Marinas. A part of the
Fourth infantry was engaged south of
Another German Ship Captured.
Durbau, Jan. G—The German steam
er Heivog has been neize.J by a Britinfa
warship and brought to this port. This
eteatner, which Germany claims carried
no contraband and no cargo intended
for the Boers, was captured three days
ago and is now considered a British
prize, to be dealt with by a prize court.

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