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Our Grand Annual
Is in Full Swing.
Every Article Reduced.
'I his 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 lack if goods are not satisfactory.
The Place to Save Mouey.
Remnants and Odds and Ends!
I have just completed my annual inventory and
am now ready to clean house.
Remnants of Dross Goods and Staple Dry Goods at from 25
to 50 per cent of their value.
Odds and ends in Clothing, Boots and Shoes at a discount of
from 25 to 50 per cent.
Ladies' Jackets and Tailor Suits—all going at a discount.
All departments must be cleaned up before our new Spring Stock arrives.
Pioneer Merchant. Col fax, Washington
Real Estate, [nsurance. and Landlords' Agent
Northern Pacific Railway Company,
and European Steamship Lines.
Tickets to all points in the United States and Canada, and the continent of
Kurope. i%&~ Also furnish prepaid tickets from European points to Colfax.
aStfß.™..?: Colfax, Washington.
Of Colfax, Washington.
CAPITAL, - - 8«O,OO(),OO.
President. Vico President. Cashier.
"The strength of a bank lies in the conservative
management of its assets."
J. A. Perkins & Co. ™r^
61 OO 000 to loan on itu Proved farms in the Palouee
<^AV/V/,V/V/VJ country. .-. No delay in -losing loans.
i;SKiiAL7il^^.^& agts. Offlii in BAUK OF COLFAX
Alfred Coolidge, President. I fAPTT\I (NnsnßPirs «v->niwi
Aaron Kuhn. Vice Presideut. LAFUAL AiND kORPLLh, ?U),000.
Ohas. K. Scriber, Assistant Cashier. i Does a general banking business
R. G. HARGRAVE, Manager.
Abstracters and Conveyancers. ) Oniy Cf\™^miSn count™ ct BooKS
/~i fH 1 • Agent for the Well known Rambler bicycle with G & J
I -J-A f\ I AT»H A 1111 Q tl™-. Also guns, ammunition, sewing machines, and
Subscribe for Magazines and Newspapers through The Gazette and save money
Tracts in all Variety.
Some were taken under mortgage
and must be sold.
Farming and Pasture Lands,
Fruit and Gardening Tracts,
Houses and Lots in Colfax, Pull
man, Palouse and Moscow.
Also my residence.
Harry Cornwell.
Happenings All Over the Union
Briefly Told.
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled in Short
Tuesday, January J>.
January wheat at Chicago, Go; May
65 8-5. Portland, cash, 52 to 52V
Tacoma, 51.
Blackburn, democrat, was elected sen
ator from Kentucky. Both houses gave
him a majority. The vote was: Black
burn, 79; Bradley, 54.
Senator Hoar charged in the senate
that General Otis brought on the Fili
pino war by suppressing a proclamation
of the president and issuing one of his
The appeal of George Webster to the
Lnited States supreme court baa been
dismissed. Webster is under sentence of
death at Spokane for the murder of Mrs.
Lize Aspland near Cheney. He wili
The loving cup of silver made of melt
ed dimes collected from over 70,000
Americans, the majority of whom were
children, was presented to Admiral
Dewey. The cup stands nearly six feet
in height, and is appropriately inscribed.
Wednesday, January 10.
Governor Tanner of Illinois announces
himself a candidate for United States
senator against Cullom.
Julia Morrison James, an actress who
shot and killed Frank Leidenheimer at
Chattanooga, Term., was acquitted by a
President nominated as rear admirals
of the navy: Henry L. Howison, Albert
Kautz, George It. Itemeny, Norman H.
Lloyd Lowndes, republican governor
of Maryland for four years, surrendered
the ofiice to John Walter Smith, hie
democratic successor.
For dealing in confederate money F.
M. Davis was arrested by United States
officers. Bills representing $10,000 were
found in his place of business.
Elihu Hoot, secretary of war, and
much talked of as a vice presidential
candidate, announced emphatically that
he would not be a candidate.
Senator Allen introduced a bill in the
senate granting a pension of $10 a
month to every soldier and sailor who
served in the civil war for three months
or more.
Thursday, January 11.
The fund for General Lawton'n widow
has reached $72,990.
Leslie M. Shaw wan inaugurated the
second time as governor of lowa.
The senate committee on Indian af
fairs authorized a favorable report on
Senator Pettigrew's bill for free homes
on lands ceded from the Indians. A
favorable report was also made upon
Shoup's bill to ratify the agreement with
the Fort Hall Indians for cession oi a
portion of their lands.
Four members of the Omaha board of
education were arrested today on war
rants charging them with accepting a
bribe. They are A. M. Cowie, G. G. Irey,
George H. Hess and Frank A. Sears.
The case grows out of the letting of a
contract for Venetian blinds for several
large new school buildings erected last
If Secretary Long approves the recom
mendation of the board of officers en
gaged in revising the naval regulations
Admiral Dewey will continue to be avail
able for sea duty. A provision inserted
in the regulations permits his assign
ment to command a fleet and to a
sphere of duty as the secretary of the
navy may direct. It is not expected
that the admiral will again go to sea,
though if he were to make application
for a sea assignment, the department
would undoubtedly be glad to give it to
Friday, January 12.
Robbers cleaned out a bank vault at
Oweneville, Indiana, and got away with
E. J. Lehrraann of Chicago, originator
of the department store idea, died, worth
Michael Rosendorf of Independence,
Oregon, suicided at Baker City. Gamb
ling proved his ruin.
A pension of $30 a month was grant
ed by the commissioner of pensions to
the widow of General Guy V. Henry.
Mrs. John Corse of California was
seized on a Chicago street by thugs,
thrown into a cab and robbed of $600
worth of diamonds.
General Corbin announced that the
subscriptions to the Lawton fund had
reached the handsome figure of $80,101,
$8,000 having been received since the
last report.
The house committee on interstate
and foreign commerce voted to make a
favorable report on the Nicaragua canal,
the United States to build, maintain and
operate it.
May pork went up 10 cents a hundred
at Chicago, closing at $11.05. Liberal
Argentine shipments of wheat and crop
conditions there depressed January wheat
to 03 and May to Q7%, Portland,cash,
52 to 53, Tacoma, 51.
Saturday, January 13.
Division of Alaska into two territories
is being pressed upon congress.
Seventeen cadets who failed in examin
ations were dismissed from West Point.
Three burglars killed N. K. Goss. who
caught them in his store at Edinburgh,
Ohio. They escaped, but three men be
lieved to be guilty have been caught.
Orders were issued from the war de
partment for shipment from the Pacific
coast of an ice making plant to Manila.
Beef on hoof will also be shipped from
Pacific coast ports.
H. H. Tamen and Fred Bonfils, pro
prietors of the Denver Post, were shot
and wounded in their office by W. W.
Anderson, an attorney, with whom they
had trouble. Bonfils will probably die.
Dee Moinee, lowa, held a pro-Boer
meeting, at which the proposition that
lowa ought to raise 5000 men and
$100,000 for the Boer cause was cheer
ed. At Chicago 3000 people cheered for
Great Britain and denounced the Boers
and |1000 was collected for widows and
orphans of British soldiers. The meet
ing was under the auspices of the Sons
and Daughters of Great Britain.
John W. Baker, broker, was arrested
at St. Luuis on a charge of using the
mails to defraud with a "get rich quick
scheme. Complaints indicate that he
has swindled people who bit out of at
least |100,000.
Surplus reserve in New York banks
hae increased $5,000,000. The excess
oyerjegal requirements now stands at
$lb,<o(,,{uo, greater than the banks
have reported since June 24. Most of it
came from the interior.
Thirty prisoners in the St. Clair coun
ty, Illinois, jail seized the turnkey and
took his pistol. Sheriff Barniskal heard
his cries. When he appeared Ed. Rively
shot him in the arm, but he shot Rively
twice and killed him. The riot was
Colonel Kobbe of the Thirty-fifth vol
unteers, recruited at Vancouver, has
been promoted to brigadier general of
volunteers. Lieutenant Colonel E, H.
Plummer, who organized the regiment,
has been made colonel, and Major Luhn
made lieutenant colonel.
Secretary of State Hay said that the
British government had released the
American goods ou the Dutch vessel
Maria and that they were now in Dela
goa bay. The goods consist of flour
and other provisions which the English
authorities seized as contraband of war,
intended for the use of the Transvaal
The receipts from internal revenue for
the_ month of November last were $24,
--457,365, an increase as compared with
the corresponding month in the preced
ing year of $2,052,959. The receipts
for the five months ended November 30,
1899, show an increase of $11,431,267,
compared with the corresponding five
months in the preceding year.
Senator Hanna says McKinley has a
cinch for renomination, but that there
will be a fight for second place. He says
the national issues will be the prosperity
of the working people and the retention
of the Philippines, and that the republi
can party is in pressing need of funds to
meet the labor agitators of the demo
crats at work in the west and the earn
paign must be begun without delay.
Sunday, January 14.
Indiana republican chairman c»iys the
party will surely carry the state.
Some of the manufacturing concerns
in the Schuylkill valley, Pa., shut down
because they couldn't get coal.
A daring hold-up man held up two
restaurants in Kansas City one after
the other and got away with $150.
Two work trains collided head on in a
tunnel on the Southern Pacific near
West Fork, Oregon. One man was
Rod mill workers at Cleveland, Ohio,
decided to strike in the four mills of the
American Steel & Wire Company for a
dubstantial increase in wages. It will
affect 4000 men.
George W. Lamoreau, clerk of Ada
county, Idaho, is $2000 short. His
bondsmen supplied it and placed another
man in charge of the cash. A woman
not his wife was the cause of it all.
Mrs. C. M. Foote, aged 73, of Los
Angeles was taking her husband's body
to Seattle for burial, when she fell dead
in a car near Ashland, Oregon. Her re
mains were placed in a baggage car be
side her husband's and sent on to Seattle.
At Fast St. Louis an undertaker was
preparing to inject embalming fluid in
the supposed dead body of Mrs. C. A.
Hirtb, when an eye weight fell off and
lie noticed a slight movement of the
eyelid. The woman was resuscitated
and said she knew all about what was
being done.
Monday, January 15.
John 11. Whallen and Chas. H. Ryan
were indicted at Frankfort, Ky., for at
tempted bribery of State Senator S. B.
Honolulu has had 22 cases of bubonic
plague to date. But one was a white
person—Ethel Johnson, a Swede girl of
14. The entire judicial district is under
Chas. Joyce, proprietor of a San Fran
cisco saloon, was shot and killed by
Thou. Dillon, recently retired from the
police force, in a quarrel over payment
for a drink. Dillon was shot in the
James Welch was beaten in a damage
case against the Northern Pacific at St.
Paul, and then tried to shoot Judge Wm.
Lochran of the federal court in his
chambers, but was knocked down by the
court crier. He then jumped from a sec
ond story window, but was captured.
The urgent deficiency appropriation
bill, the first of the important bills for
the government, reported to the house
by Chairman Cannon today,carriessso,
--127,841, of which $47,003,322 is reap
propriated for the military and naval
establishments and $8,825,500 are dis
trict appropriations.
Tuesday, January l(t.
The total of the Lawton fund row
amounts to over $90,000.
James Gear was re-elected United
States senator from lowa.
Gen. Joe Wheeler is to start home
from Manila within a week.
Increase in the visible supply sent
wheat down at Chicago. Quotations
for January, G2 1*; May,6s?i,. Portland,
cash, 50; Tacoma, 51.
In a desperate duel in the lobby of the
Capitol hotel at Frankfort, Ky., between
ex-Congressman David G. Colson and
Lieutenant Ethelbert Scott, Scott was
shot six timee and killed; Luther W.
Demarre, a bystander, was shot three
times and killed; Charles Julian, a by
stander, was shot in the leg and bled
to death; Captain B. B. Golden was shot
in the back and is expected to die;
Harry McEwing was shot in the foot,
and W. O. Ridpatch of Chicago had a
leg broke by a dead man falling against
it. Colson was colonel, Scott lieutenant
and Golden captain in a Kentucky regi
ment of volunteers last year. They had
trouble and some time ago Scott shot
Colson in a restaurant, partially paralyz
ing him. Scott and Golden came into
the hotel where Colson was seated and
he opened on Scott with two guns. It
was their first meeting since the former
Bnlier's Army Occupied Former
Boer Positions.
The Whole Knglish Force is Ad
vanclnjr to tne s uccor of
I'itll VNlllit 11.
Spearmast Farm, Natal, Jan. 17.—
Lord Dundonald, with a mounted brig
ade, pushed suddenly forward Thursday
last and seized Springfield bridge. Then
hurrying forward, he took a very strong
position at Swartkop, commanding
Potgieter's drift, finding the Boers to
tally unprepared for the British advance
A number of the enemy were bathing In
the river when Lord Dundonald's force
appeared. (Jen. Ljttleton'a brigade will
be Rent to hold the position.
T te whole British force, with the ex
ception of a garrison to hold Colenso
advanced without delay. General Hild
yard"s command is now at Springfield.
The South African light horee desired to
bring a pontoon or ferry boat to the
south side of the river, and nix men of
that command therefore swam the river
and brought the boat over under Lieut.
Carlyle. After a wait of four days the
British advance was resumed yester
day. Lyttleton's brigade crossed the
drift in the evening, and is holding the
kopjes on the British right.
Warren's division made a left flank at
tack on the enemy. The remainder of
the column is now crossing the river.
Buller's Force Concentrated.
London, Jan. 18.—General Buller com
pletely surprised the Boers and occupied
the hills beyond Potgieters drift, 15
miles west of Colenso, on Wednesday,
January 10. This intelligence is con
tained iv an exclusive dispatch to the
Times, dated yesterday. He followed
up the movement by shelling the Boer
This news completely disposes of the
statement that Sir Charles Warren"*
force went ii* the direction of We<man,
and it tends greatly to restore confi
dence iv General Buller's tactics. The
supposition that he had divided his
forces into time columns had given
cause for anxiety.
It is now seen that Boch a view was er
roneous as General Buller's forces are
Hot Pursuit of the Fleeing Fill-
pinos in (he Mountains.
New York, Jan. 11.—The Sun's Manila
special saye: The rush of the cavalry
equadrou from Binang through Silang
was a wonderful performance. The men
passed through gorges where 20 Boers
could stop any army and struck the in
surgents' rear guard in the hills near
Carmona. Thereafter the rebels made a
headlong rush to escape, scattering in
ali directions and dropping their rifles as
they ran. They also abandoned one
cannon. The precipitate flight of the
rebels prevented destruction by them of
bridges over gorges. If these bridgeg
had been destroyed it would have been
impossible for the trcopers to cross. The
cavalrymen raced on through to Silang,
destroying the arsenal and capturing
several thousand rounds of ammuni
tion. The trail ia this neighborhood is
one of the worst yet met and crosses a
number of streams. There are four
American prisoners with the fleeing in
surgents. The cavalrymen occupied the
insurgent hospital, where they found
7700 pesos in money.
Colonel Bullard's movement southward
has been very successful. Last Tuesday
he started in pursuit of the rebels and
struck several large forces. His men
captured the strongly fortified town of
Santo Tomas, where the rebels left 36
dead in the trenches. Fifty four insurg
ents with their Mausers were captured
and the enemy abandoned four smooth
bore cannon.
The people of Sauto Tomas say that
Aguinaldo is in Cavite province.
Joseph Boyd of the Thirty-seventh
volunteer infantry, has captured retired
insurgent (Jeneral Riscal. He also found
a handsomely carved casket containing
the bones of the general's brother, Mar
tyr Itigcal, as the Filipinos called him, at
a village three miles from Los Banos.
Particulars of the Fight.
Manila, Jan. 11.—Colonel Bullard,
with the Thirty-ninth infantry, moving
in three columns from Calaraba with two
guns, attacked 10 companies of insurg
ents strongly entrenched on the Santa
Tomas road. They resisted stubbornly,
making three stands. Twenty-four of
the rebels were killed and 00 prisoners
were taken. The Filipinos retreated,
carrying their wounded toward Lake
Taal. One American was killed and two
officers slightly wounded.
Shot American Prisoners.
Manila, Jan. 13.—Captain Leonhauser
and Lieuts. Enochs and Bates, with two
companies of the 20th Infantry, while
reconnoitering near Arayat yesterday,
found and attacked an insurgent camp.
During the fight the rebels brought out
five American prisoners from the jail—
three men of the Dth and two of the 12th
Infantry—and forced them to kneel in
front of a firing party. Two of the men
were killed at the first volley. The
others were boloed and received terrible
wounds. Two of them were rescued
Want the Niggers Themselves.
Madison, Ga., Jan. 14.— W. A. Will
j iams, the emigrant agent, who during
the past six weekw has sent 2500 negroes
out of the state, has been in jail here for
24 hours to pave him from a mob ol
farmers who threatened his life at Greens
boro, Saturday. Williams had engaged
I the negroes to leave Greensboro for the
j west and was arranging for their de
; parture. The negroes have been leav
! ing the farmers in large numbers of late
I and many farmers are entirely without
! help. The exodus will materially re
i duce the cotton acreage for the present
| year, perhaps from 20 to 25 per cent.
Big Blizzard In New Mexico.
Denver, Jan. 12.—A special to the
News from Almo Gorda, N. M., says: De
tails of the blizzard which swept over
southwestern New Mexico, Tuesday and
i Wednesday, are just coming in and they
indicate that it was the severest storm
ever experienced in the region. A stretch
of territory 60 miles in width with
white Oak™ and Nogales for the renter
seemed to seller the most, although the
seventy of the Htorm wan fully felt
throughout the Sacramento mountain
region. The velocity of the wind was
terrible, all roads and trails were obliter
ated and the driving snow made it im
possible for travelers to see their way in
the storm. When the storm abated
wagons which had been abandoned were
found strewn all over the section. Ber
tral fatalities are reported, including the
driver of the White Oaks Lincoln stage
It is feared that many sheep herders have
lost their lives. Thounands of head of
stock perished and it is believed the losa
will aggregate over half a million dollars
Boera demolished one of tii ( > itrfwisn
forts at ftialeking Monday.
British force in South Africa ii 120
--000, with 30,0000n the way.
Deaths from entric fever and dysentery
at Ladyemitfa average '.» or lo daily.
A Hrithh column of 11,000 men, mov
ing to relief of Ladyemith,croMed Little
rngela river Sunday.
British authorities bare released the
German steamer Herso*, seised Janaary
6, while on the way to Lorenzo Marqoei.
The Boer successes have been followed
by a tremendous outburst of enthusiasm
and Boer sympathy in the western part
of Cape Colony.
Field Marshal Lord Roberts and Gen
eral Kitchener, chief of staff, landed Fri
day at Cape Town. They are followed
by 30,000 fresh troops.
The embargo at Delagoa Hay upon
Transvaal imports in the quest ion of the
hour with the burghers. If thin it not
removed, it ie asserted that steps will be
taken prejudicial to prisoners and aliens.
The Suffolk regiment of the Knelish
army near Colesburg moved out and at
tacked a hill. The commander wan
fatally wounded, three lieutenants and
2t\ men killed, 21 wounded and 114 are
The Portuguese government has pro
hibited the passage of travelers from
Delagoa bay across the frontier into the
Transvaal, unless they give satisfactory
evidence that they are not goiug to fight
for the Boers.
Friday's dispatches gave British losses
at the anault on Ladjamith at 14 offi
cers killed, 34 wounded, and over «S()0
men killed and wounded. The Knglish
beard the Boer lopscs to be between
2000 and 3000.
Lord Stratbeona, of Victoria, B. ('.,
has offered to equip a mounted corps of
400 Canadians for South Africa service,
which, if the offer is accepted, will be
composed of British Columbians. It
will cose him .$1,000,000.
A Transvaal telegram of January 10
gives the Boer losses at the assanlt on
Ladysmith at the ridiculously low figure
of four Lilled. Natives assert 1~>() were
killed in one commando alone and that
there were wagon loads of wounded.
A newspaper correspondent in South
Africa reports that November 22 the
Yorkshire and Surrey regiments of the
British army fought each other in the
darkness, killing and wounding many.
They even came to the bayonet point
without recognition.
Buller reported .January 10: "I occu
pied the south bank of tlie Tugela river
at I'otgieter's drift this morning and
seized the point. The river is in a flood.
The enemy is strongly entrenched about
four and one-half miles to the north."
Boers attempted Monday morning to
rush a hill at Roneberg held by a com
pany of Yorkshires and New Zealanders.
They got to the trenches when the
Britons jumped out with bayonets and
chased them away. They left 21 killed
and 50 wounded.
A Tuesday dispatch from Pietermar
itzburg says: "There was very heavy
firing to the north yesterday. I believe
the Boers are contesting General Buller's
passage of the Tugela river. Howitzers
are evidently being used, as the firing is
the heaviest yet heard in Natal."
Enthusiasm for the Boers is assuming
substantial shape among the French
military men. Investigations show that
211 French officers have thrown up their
commissions and taken service with the
Transvaal army. Popular enthusiasm
in France, however, is not caused so
much by love for the Boers as by hatred
of the Euglish.
The Boer strength, originally .30,000,
is now heavily augmented by Cape Col
onists, and the enemy's fighting forces
may be estimated fairly at 100,000 men
and 20G guns. The Boers are not com
pelled to guard their communications.
Their grass is good, the crops are grow
ing, vegetables; cattle and sheep are
plenty and game is abundant.
Eighteen deaths from bubonic plague
had occurred at Honolulu up to Friday
The English cabinet iH in dancer of
being deponed. The people look upon
the war office as incompetent.
A large passenger steamer, name un
known, went to piece* on the rocks ut
St. Mary'R bay oa the New Foundland
coast Friday.
Canada in having a war scare over the
actions of the Trees and other northern
tribes, who seem to think now is a good
time to tight.
Germany has addressed two notes to
the British foreign office, challenging
Great Britain's right to detain any
ships traveling between any two neutral
Renewed buying of silver by the In
dian government, the Statist says, can
not be much longer delayed in conse
quence of rupee coinage requirements
and this will lead doubtless to a marked
improvement iv the price of silver.
Corporal Lindsey of the .Northwest
mounted police went to Regina to enlist
in the Canadian contingent for the Boer
war. He failed to pass the doctor and
suicided. His father and brother were
both killed in the first Boer war and he
wanted to avenge their deaths.
There is abundant evidence in the
Japanese preps of the probability that
Japan is drifting into a war with Rus
sia. The Japanese apparently do not
shrink from the dangers of such a con
flict, their government recently having
given an order in England for 100,000
suits of warm winter clothing for Japan
ese soldiers, in preparation for a cam
paign in Russia.

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