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Can You Stuff an Elephant
Into a Bushel P
Of course not, nor can we stuff the grand bargains
to be had at Aaron Kuhn's into an advertisement.
We quote a few of the many bargains to be found by
following the crowds to
AARON KUHN'S—Colfax's Greatest Store
< Mi Friday. Saturday and Monday, .lan. 20, 27,29.
(her 10,000 ywda of Kibbon, from No. We have put our Shoes into three
LO to i>o—for 1- ri.lay, Saturday and lots for this sale.
Monday, per yard 5c Lot i_ Children - 8 Shoea> size 3 3 to 6<
T „ „,ir r , „ former prices 50c to $1.25—f0r Fri-
Ladm Ciolf Cappp. wild everywhere day, Saturday and Monday, pr pair . 35c
Emflototl3.6o-foc Friday, Sat- Lot 2-Boy's and Misses' Shoes, sizas
urday and Monday $5 50 7to 2s. formea prices $1.25 to 82.25-
T „,„,,„ , for Friday, Saturday and Monday, pr 7."> c
Ladies *ur (...llarettes, former price Lot 3-Ladies'Shoes, sizes 2 to 8 for
-5.{..i0 t<i 95— for Friday, Saturday and mer prices $1.50 to $3.50-for Friday,
Monday g1.90 Saturday and Monday, per pair.. §1.00
Colfax's Greatest Store.
Coliax, Washington.
Mail (.rders, if mailed to us within 51 Friday, Saturday and Monday are our
""•VH- Wl" c filled at these prices. I Special Sale days. Watch our ade.
f General Hardware
SImK: l;- wrs and Crockery.
V —~r~ \ <v2t' gives the hostess pleasure when
?-» .. Jv *"" 'SJ she can decorate her table with such ex
') . Q'#-<^w\ quisite China, handsome English Por-
IK », ' irTsi t'elnin and rich Glassware as we are
; ■ ilWS£m *1 fnowinK in our superb stock. Our store
Jt' . A^l 1 'I / 's a veritable museum of art in unique
nR (j f^9f £&£s t designs and rich decorations. Our prices
: k i liL'^^S ' are HO Bmall that the-v are not worth
11 l * quoting.
Remember, Q ft MOORE
Chase & Sanborn's Coffee and Teas
Don't Send Away for Seed. J?&.lti£rt %
quantity, for K>hh than you pay elsewhere. Resides buying at home, you take no
rink. We also have in any quantity Brome Grass, Alfalfa, Timothy/Clover and
Lawn Gram Seed. Get our prices before ordering elsewhere.
Low Trices and Good Goods our motto.
l'll<""' :c '• _^ Colfax, Washington.
c are -headquarters for
W Watches
makes and styles, and our prices
cannot be beaten anywhere.
I Jewelry. Kings, Clocks, &c.
fe >£ Sk S& Ie the largest in the Palousß Country
*:"rT"»*£V''ITVv^; ViL\ZZ'Z*^~ an^ our P"c^ 9 are tne lowest.
~^^^^ Al. A. 11*/»^>Ci, AlftDflgGr.
It will pay you to examine
Hefore 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 sizes up to 2% tons capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CAKLEY IRON WORKS, Collai, Wash.
Fine Commercial Printing
General Printers and Telephone Building,
Legal Blank Publishers. COLFAX,
Hotel Colfax, J-D- H* BMI> *"****■
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Comiuerci&f Yen.
Hotol Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Happenings All Over the Union
Briefly Told.
News of Many States Collected and
Compiled in Short
Wednesday, January 17.
An agreement was reached in the sen
ate to take the final vote February 15
on the pending bill fixing gold as the
standard of value in the United States.
George W. Lamoreau, clerk and re
corder of Ada county, Idaho, who a few
days ago was reported $20UU t>hort,waß
arrested on complaint of one of his
The special house committee to in
vestigate I'olvgamist Roberts reached
the conclusion to exclude him from a
seat in congress. Littletield and De-
Armond make a minority report.
The house committee on election of
the president and vice president agreed
on a favorable report on the joint'reso
lution for an amendment to the consti
tution for the election of I'nited States
senators by direct vote of the people.
Thursday, January IS.
American Sugar Refining Company
announced a reduction of five points on
soft sugars, to hold indefinitely.
The colossal bronze statue of Daniel
Webster was unveiled at Washington.
Secretary of the Navy Long accepted the
statue on behalf of the Tinted States.
At West Plains, Mo., County Jailer
Alfred Henry went into the jail to feed
prisoners. He was overpowered and
beaten to death by two prisoners, Ben
Richardson and ivJ. Grady,who escaped.
Grady was recaptured.
Herr Bernard Senten, believed to have
come to this country to create popular
sympathy for the Boers, landed ut New
York from Rotterdam. He says the
Boers will not go into a pitched battle
aud that they will win this right.
The Maryland Louie of delegates,which
is overwhelmingly democratic 1, today re
fused to indorse William Jennings Bryan
as their recognized leader of the democ
racy in the United States and practical
ly killed a resolution introduced by a
free silver advocate to invite Mr. Bryan
to address the body.
At today's session of the I'nited Mine
Workers at Indianapolis, the committee
on resolutions, the most radical of which
provided that when any federal judge
imposed a senteuce,Bimilar to that given
J P. Reese lately, the entire force of the
organization would suspend work until
the court's order was rescinded. An ad
verse report was made on this resolu
The Chicago Tribune says: "In order
to carry out their anti commission
agreement it is proposed now to com
bine all the railroads of the country in
to a big passenger pool tmd operate it
in such a way that each road will get an
agreed percentage of the earnings. By
euch action no possible profit can pos
sibly accrue to any of the roads by ig
noring the agreement. \ny road that
should manage to fret more than its
allotted proportion would have its labor
for its pains, as the profits would go to
the competing roads which have failed
to carry their proportion of the busi
ness. The eastern roads have all voted
in favor of this scheme, and a committee
of western executive officials is now at
work to get all the western lines into the
Friday, January 19.
All grade* of refined sugar were ad
vanced in price one-tenth of a cent per
Martin Bergen, a member of the
Boston baseball team, shot and killed
his wife and two children and then him
self at his home in North Brookfield.
An old man named Slover died in
California, confessing on his deathbed
that he killed Moee Lufkins near Red
wood Falls, Minn., for which Wm. Rose
was hanged I' 2 years ago.
Florida state republican convention
elected two white and two colored dele
gates to the national convention. Mc-
Kinley's administration was endorsed,
but the delegates were not instructed
for any candidate.
The birthday of General Robert E.
Lee was celebrated in all the leading
cities of the south by the societies of the
Army and Navy of the Confederate
States and Daughters of the Confederacy.
In most cities business was suspended
and the day was observed as a general
The Kentucky house, after a long de
bate passed Mr. Orrs (anti-Goebel dem
ocrat) resolutions instructing the con
test committee in the case of governor
and lieutenant governor to take all the
time necessary in order to arrive at a
full, fair and just conclusion and to hear
all of the evidence on both sides. Can
trill and other Goebel leaders opposed
the resolution, but a large number of
democrats broke away from party lines
and the resolution finally passed by a
vote of 78 to 1-t. Taylor was given
four days and Goebel five for testimony.
Saturday, January 20,
If. Labori, chief counsel for Dreyfus,
signed a contract to lecture 13 weeks in
the United States during the coming
Transport Scindia carried from San
Francisco 100 naval apprentice boys,
who will be distributed among the fleet
at Manila.
Col. David G. Colson, who killed three
men in a hotel shooting affray at Frank
fort, Ky., was indicted for murder in the
first degree by a grand jury.
George Silbee and Ed. Meeks, half
brothers, were lynched at Fort Scott,
Kansas, for the murder of Leopold Ed
linger, a young German farmer, last Oc
James W. Smith, collector of the port
at Gibara, Cuba, an American officer,
died from wounda inflicted a few days
ago by a Cuban editor who shot him
while unarmed.
Captain Frederick J. Mills, late lieu
tenant-governor of Idaho, was acquitted
by a jury in 15 minutes at Salt Lake
for killing John C. Omelveny, chief en
gineer of the Oregon Short Line, October
2. Mills was an officer in the volunteer
engineers stationed at Honolulu. While
absent on duty Omelveny seduced his
wife She confessed to Mills on the day
of the killing.
The house committee on elections No
1 divided on party lines today, and by
a vote of 6 to 2 decided to recommend
seating W. F. Aldrich, republican, who
contested the seat now held by (} \
Kobbins, democrat, for the Fonrth Ala
bama district.
The supervising architect said to Rep
resentative Jones today he would recom
mend fTTo.OOO or $800,000 as the very
lowest limit for a public building at Se
attle, and that in hisjudgment a million
dollar building should be constructed
there.and he would assure the committee
there should be a million dollar building
erected there.
The New York clearing house banks
added no less than $11,536,000 to their
cash holdings last week, bringing the
total cash on hand to $271,546,200, an
amount larger than they have had in
vaults for months past. The surplus re
serve rose about seven and one-half
millions of dollars and stands at present
at $24,184,675. This contrasts quite
sharply with the actual deficit existing
50 days ago.
Sunday, January ill.
Eleven men ."ere entombed by a 6ewer
cave-in at Los Angeles. Eight had been
rescued unhurt at last accounts.
The Illinois state organization of the
Commercial and Industrial league was
perfected. The league is a political or
i ganization in the interest of the gold
standard and a protective tariff.
A big pro-Boer mass meeting was held
at Washington City, addressed by Sen
ators Allen and Mason and Congress
men Sulzer of New York, Bailey of Texas
and Champ Clark of Missouri/ England
was roundly denounced by resolutions.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works has
obtained another large order for engines
from France. The order, which is for .'SO
large 10 wheeled passenger engines, is
from the Paris & Orleans railway, and is
the first order for locomotives ever
placed by the company with an Ameri
can firm.
A dispatch from Washington says
that the state department has received
assurances from Costa Rica and Nicar
agua that they are willing to lease terri
tory to the Inked States for IPO or 200
years, if necessary, for the construction
of the Nicaraguan canal. This definite
assurance absolutely removes any doubt
that may have existed as to the agree
ment of a treaty between the I'nited
States and Costa Rica and Nicaragua by
which the absolute control of the canal
shall be vested in the United States.
The clergymen of Frankfort, Ky., de
cided that next Tuesday shall be set
apart in that city as a day of humilia
tion and prayer. Clergymen of all de
nominations announced from their pul
pits this morning that the events of the
last week in Frankfort and continued
talk oi the possible repetition of such
: ffaire had rendered necessary some
stress to awaken the public conscience
to dangers threatening the common
wealth of Frankfort. Three services
will be held on Tuesday, at which pray
ers will be offered asking that men of
both parties may be guided to act with
wisdom and moderation and that the
danger of further bloodshed may be
safely passed by.
Monday, January 22.
Sidney G. Hawson, member of last
Oregon legislature, suicided at Arling
ton. Drink and domestic trouble.
Four Colorado penitentiary convicts
stabbed Wm. Rooney, night jwatch, to
death, bound two guards and escaped.
Clyde Wallace, clerk in the United
States sub-treasury at Chicago,was held
to the federal grand jury in $07,500
bonds for stealing a $5000 sack of golJ.
In the Kentucky legislature the house
contesting committee reported in favor
of Crawford, democrat of Breathitt,
against Markham, republican, without a
dissenting vote.
A. J. Honeycutt, farmer near Center,
Texas, killed his daughter Rosa, aged
16, with a knife, and so badly wounded
his wife and two sons, aged 12 and 10,
that they may die.
Prof. Henry A. Hazen, weather fore
caster at Washington, while bicycling
collided with a negro. His skull was
cracked from over the nose to back of
head. He died in a few hours.
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and
Soo roads offer half tariff rates on grass
seeds to Minnesota, North Dakota and
Montana. They are anxious to plant
those regions with tame grasses.
Tuesday. January 23.
Advices from the north, received to
day, say Dawson had a $400,000 fire in
the principal business street.
The senate committee on privileees
and elections reported unfavorably to
seating of Quay from Pennsylvania,who
was appointed by the governor.
Wheat prices picked up a little on a
stronger market. January at Chicago,
64%; May, 67. Portland, cash, 51 to 52;
Tacoma, 51 for club, bluestem 53.
The success of the negotiations insti
tuted by Secretary Hay with a view of
insuring the "open door" for American
trade in China may now be regarded as
The question of a government cable
across the Pacific was considered by the
house committee on interstate and
foreign commerce. A large number of
government officials were present includ
ing Captain 0. G. Squier, acting chief of
the signal service. Captain Squier said
there was no longer any doubt as to the
practicability of the Pacific cable from a
technical and engineering point of view.
Whipped Sick Men.
Manila, Jan 21.—The escort of 50 men
of Company C, Thirtieth infantry, Lieu
tenant Ralston commanding, which was
ambushed near Lipa, consisted of iO
convalescents from the hospital who
were going to rejoin the regiment. The
insurgents hid in the bushes along the
road and opened fire upon the pack
train from three Bides. The Americans
in addition to their casualties, were com
pelled to abandon the train, which con
sisted of 22 horses. The latter, with
their packs, all fell into the hands of the
insurgents, who pursued the retreating
escort for three miles along; the road un
til the Americans were reinforced.
Captured Spion Hop, Key to the
Boer Position.
Feared That the Casualties Weie
Heavy— One General Danger
ously Wounded.
London, Jan. 25.— The war office has
just issued the following dispatch irom
Spearman's Camp, dated January 25
12:10 moiirng: * " '
"General Warren's troop* last night
occupied Spion Kop, surprising the small
garrison, who fled. It has been held by
us all day, tboagh we were heavily at
tacked, especially by a vt rv annovins
shell tire. '
"I fear our casualties are considerable,
and i have to inform you with regret
that Genera! Wood mate was danger
ously wounded.
"General Warren in of the opinion that
he has rendered the enemy's position un
tenable. The men are splendid."
Standstill the Day Before.
London, Jan. 24—General Ruller's
great turning movement, of which so
much was expected, haw come to a stand
still. His carefully worded message to
the war office telling thin after a silence
of two days reads like an apology and
an explanation. General Warren'holds
the ridges, but the enemy's positions are
higher. The British artillery is playing
on the Boer positions and the Boers are
replying. The British infantry is separ
ated by only 1400 yards from the enemy,
but an approach to the steep slopes,
across the bare open would expose the
British to fatal rifle tire.
General Buller's plans have reached
their development. He declines to send
his infantry arroes this zone against
formidable positions by daylight and
disclosed I*iw purpose to assault the
Spion Kop heights during the night.
Tf.is appears to be the key to the Boer
defenses. If he takes it and tbos com
mands the adjacent country an import
ant and possibly decisive step will be ac
But Their Advance Against the
Boers is Stubbornly Met.
Spearman's Camp, Jan. 20. —A party
of picked shots from Methtiens mount
ed infantry took a position close to the
river before dawn and when it became
light fired on the Boers, killing one and
hitting three horses.
The Sun's correspondent was in a po
sition where he could watch General
Warren advancing from Mount Alice.
At the same time our front was advanc
ing, using a balloon to locate the Boers
and with skirmishers in front. The
naval guns and howitzers of General
White kept shelling the Boer positions.
At 4 p. m. (Jeneral Warren was still
phelling the high ridge running it right
angles behind Speerkop with shrapnel,
which was bursting right above the Boer
trenches. A gn.ss tire was burning be
tween the British and Boer positions.
During Lord Dundonald's engagement
at Acton Homes it is reported that the
Boers raised a white flag. Major Edison
stood up and was immediately fired on.
Thereupon he sent a Boer prisoner to
the burghers to say that unless their
arms were laid down and their hands
thrown up no notice would be taken of
white flags. The Boers fired on the
prisoner while returning.
The Knemy Are United.
Boer prisoners declare the Orange Free
State and Transvaal burghers are good
friends and have no idea of giving up
the fight, even when defeated. The Boers
fired Mauser volleys and used a Norden
feldt gun this evening.
General Warren fought for 12 hours
today. He gained two positions. The
British loss is believed to have been
small. Artillery was used for the pro
cection of the infantry and the generals
had not been in hot haste, but had led
their men cautiously. Clery by judicious
use of field guns had fought his way
from ridge to ridge for a distance of
three miles. The main position was still
in front of them, but they had made a
good beginning and had not suffered
Lord Dundouald's cavalry advance
guard is now in position to try to ad
vance by the Dewdrop road through a
comparatively open country direct to
Ladysmith, or may try t© cut off the
Boer retreat through Van Reenen's pass
by pushing on to Ladysmith along the
Harrismith railway. Lord Dundonald
must be governed by what is possible for
Warren. The former has been able to
get northwest of the Boers' entrenched
position, which must be thrust back or
turned by the troops across the Tugela.
Another Stubborn Fight.
Sherman's Camp, Jan. 21. — Today
there was another stubborn fight from
dawn to dark, the British slowly gain
ing ground. There has been constant
musketry firing to the northwest. The
British gained the position the Boers
were holding on the rocky ground be
yond. There is fighting in front and on
hotb flanks, covering a very wide range
of territory. At 10 o'clock this morn
ing the Dublin regiment carried a strong
position at the point of the bayonet.
The correspondent of the Sun today
visited the field hospital on the battle
field on Coventry's farm. The stretchers
were full of wounded, about 200 men.
None of them are seriously wounded.
Warren is confident and careful. He
prefers taking five days to accomplish
his object than to risk defeat by at
tempting to make too fast an advance-
British casualties ia yesterday's fight
ing were 279. Captain Hensley of the
Dublin regiment, was shot in the fore
head and killed.
After 10 hours of continuous and
i terrible fire yesterday, Generals Hart
I and Clery advanced 1000 yards. The
| Boers maintained an irregular fire dur
! ing the night, but the British outposts
'' did not reply.
Boers Make Stubborn Fight.
Spearman's Camp, Jan. 22.—Early on
Sunday morning General Warren com
menced a flanking movement on the ex
treme left of the Boer position. The in
fantry advanced at 5 o'clock in the
\ morning along the irregular Tabamy
j ama mountain, which ends at Spionkop.
| The artillery positions were behind and
on the plain. Th.> Britid fan-fully
worked along the hill* until within 1000
yard* of the commanding kopje on
which the Boera were concontratod, con
cealed behind immense l.oulderH strewn
thickly over the bill. The artillery
"Kned the attack and the batteries
worked continuously, pouring toim of
Bhrapoel among the I'.cern. «bo devoted
their attention to mosketry firing on
the Bntißh infantry. The Hoern HtU'-k
(o their rock (astaesses with ijreat
tenacity and at the conclusion of the
flay the Britinh had only advanced
acroHH a few rid V r OH . Tbe i- oerM
ently have but few gone and th-v did
little daniHjiP.
Fighting All Alon X the Li,,©.
l»»i'l«.n, Jan 23-The Daily Mail baa
the following, dated ctanday ni^ht from
Spearman's Camp:
' There has been hot fighting all day
At dawn oar attack was regained along
the entire line, nil the brigades taking
part. \\<> booo discorered that the
Boere still occupied the range (i f bill* in
force, their position being veri utroni,'
I he range isinteroeeted by steep ravinen
nnd many approaches are rery difficult
of access.
'Today the Boers who were driven
from their trenches yesterday took cover
in the dongas and behind the rocks with
which the hills are strewn. The forces
therefore commenced the tm-k of driving
them out and set to work with good
heart in the early morning. Much tiring
took place and our proven* was slow
but gradually British pluck told its tule
and the enemy fell back to another
kopje. We swarmed on and occupied it,
and then the attack recommenced with'
the utmost gallantry. The country
simply abounds in bills favorable to
guerrilla warfare and oar task in an
arduous one. Nevertheless it i* being
gradually accomplished. Whenever the
enemy were observed taking up a fresh
position our field batteries poured in
showeis of shrapnel ami the rapid move
ment of the guns, followed by accurate
shooting, must have greatly distressed
"The enemy were on the defensive al
most the entire day, save once when
they attempted to outflank our left and
were checkmated. They relied almoal
entirely on their rifi > lire. A lew shells
were lired from a heavy piece, but these
fell harmlessly.
"We now occupy the lower emt on
the left and are converging slowly but
Barely to the Boer center. The Boer loss
is unknown, but has been heavy. The
killed and wounded are carried away to
the rear rapidly. There are rumor* in
circulation that the Boers are retiring.
The battle will be resumed tomorrow."
Senator Hale Made a Most Vijjor-
ous Speech
Washington, Jan 10.—A speech, sen-
Rational in its interest and international
in its choice, wan delivered in the senate
today by Senator Hale of Maine. The
occasion of the utterance wan the simple
quentiou whether a re-tolution introduced
by Senator Allen of Nebraska, calling
for information as to the recognition by
thin country of diplomatic representa
tive of the Transvaal republic should be
directed to the president or secretary of
Senator Hale made the question the
occasion for an impassioned speech, in
which be declared that nine-tenths of the
American people sympathized with the
Boers in thiir gallant struggle for
liberty against one of the greatest pow
ers in the world. He dedared that the
war which (ireat Britain is waging is the
most fatal blow at human liberty that
has been struck in the century. He de
clared "that the American people were
not in sympathy witli (ireat Britain in
the South African war to stamp out the
liberty of the people," and when Mr.
Balfour in the house of commons made
such a statement "beshould be met with
some disclaimer from this side of the At
lantic." He declared that-'the Knglish
people themselves were not in favor ol
this war, which had been brought on by
a sharp cabinet minister engaged with
gold speculators."
Senator Hale spoke with unusual
force, decisiveness and earnest eloquence,
and claimed the close attention of every
The resolution which, previous to Sen
ator Hale's speech, had caused a sharp
colloquy between Senators Allen and
Spooner, was passed finally as amended.
British losses to January 19, in killed,
wounded and captured, were 7987.
The English war office declines offers
of militia, saying no more militia will be
sent abroad.
The British war office announces that
next week will be landed 72 guns, .'{7lo
men and 2210 borees. This is the
largest consignment of artillery ever
sent abroad.
General Buller's wagon train is 19
miles long and embraces 400 wagons
and 5000 animals. The Tugela river
drifts (ford*) are narrow and but one
wagon can cross at a time.
A Cape Town correspondent of the
London Times says he believes the
sympathy of every Dutchman in South
Africa is with the Boers and that a
general rising is still quite possible.
A Lorenzo Marquez correspondent
says: Numerous foreigners arrive here
in French vessel*. They enter in a sta
tion outside the town and leave at a
station before the Transvaal ig reached.
Then they walk across the border and
rejoin the train. Hundreds have passed
through in that way since the outbreak
of the war.
The Standard's vivid account of the
assault upon Ladysmith shows that the
garrison was surprised and that several
times the situation was critical. Out of
a detachment of 30 Gordon Highlanders
; who surrendered every man was wound
ed, says the correspondent. Curiously
■ eoough this is the first mention of the
j capture of Highlanders. The Boer re
' pulse at Ladysmith was the heaviest
' counter stroke of the war.
Santa Cruz Was Desertdd.
Manila, Jan. 28.—The Americans have
■ occupied Santa Cruz, on Ligunade Bay,
; Laguna province. It was reported
many insurgents were concentrated there
but the town was found deserted. The
military regulation requiring the street*
to be cleared of natives at B:3U has been
changed to 10 o'clock.

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