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Practical Way to Cultivate Them
With Success.
Mr. Corbin Says He Will Furnish
Herd and Wait for
Hlh Pay.
Some of the people about Colfax ure
taking an interest in the culture of sugar
beets, for (iisposal to the factory at
Waverly. Where they an- property cul
tivated and are tributary to the b. It.
«fc N. railroad, there smmijs good reason
to believe that beets can he made a
profitable crop. The haul from Colfax
to the factory would be about 50 miles.
Walla Walla farmers are contracting to
grow beets for the factory at La Grande,
Oregon, where the shipment wiil be
double the distance.
How to Grow Herts
The following letter was received by J.
W. Janoey from D. C. Corbia, president
of the Washington atate sugar factory
at Waverly:
"Answering your letter of the 3d inst.
I will pay, f. o. b. cars at Colfax, for this
season m crop of beets $4 per ton for
beets showing 12 per cent sugar, and 25
cents for each additional per cent. The
general average of all beets delivered at
my factory last season was 14 0 sugar,
at which per cent you would receive
$4.05 per ton.
"We usually figure about 20 pounds
Of seed to the acre, and thin will cost
you from *2.75 to |3 an acre. I will
furnish the wed nnd await payment for
the same until you deliver your beets in
the fall. This is usually done by the
factory, inasmuch as it is in a better po
sition to get good seed than you would
be, and my aim is to get only cost for
the seed I furnish.
"About the best yield that any field
gave last season, was ten tons, or be
tween nine and ten tone, but baldly any
of the ground was fit to plant beets oii,
und, aw you know, the season was un
favorable. The land should be. first
plowed about eight inches deep, and then
sab-soiled about seven inches below
that. Thin, if the crop is properly
managed afterwards, there is no reason
why you should not be successful. Of
course, they require careful cultivation,
and they miiHt be kept clean of weeds.
If you take hold of this business ia the
right way, I am very positive you will
be pleased with the results and will con
tinue in it.
"The planting is done with seeders and
the seed is drilled in. In thinning out.
spaces are cut out with hoes, leaving the
biets in bunches and they are thinned
out to one plant, the most vigorous one
being left, so that they will stand from
seven to ten inches apart, according to
the richness of the ground they are
planted in. 1 shall have an agric'ultur
alist visit all parties with whom I have
contracts, for the purpose of giving them
cartful information, about handling the
crop; and 1 also intend to subscribe for
a newspaper devoted to this industry,
and furnish it free, for a year.
"As to alkali, I do not believe you
have enough in your soil to do any
harm. A. subsoil plow, I think, costs
$12 or £ir», but if there should happen
to be several parties in your neighbor
hood who contract for beets, I may furn
ish a plow, or plows, Tor the purpose."
Chatty Letters From Celfax Boys With
. Thirty-lii'th Koffiiiiont.
Have Mcl the Googoos in Battle
and Taken a Few Scalps—
Ileautit'ul Country.
George W. Hull of Spring fiat, now a
member of Company C, Thirty-fifth in
fantry, has written the following from
Taleveras, Island of Luzon, at intervale
between December 4 and 20 to a friend:
''I thought when 1 reached Vancouver
that that was the garden spot of the
world, with its beautiful ferns, tall fire,
wide spreading maples, lovely flowers,
lawns, walks and drives; but all that
faded from my mind when Honolulu was
reached. Such nice warm and sunny
days; the morning breeze laden with the
sweet perfume of the lovely flowers, and
the sweet songs of the morning birds.
"Take a little walk in the fresh sea
air out where the breakers roll; then
look in the direction of the city. The
night is simply grand. Back of the city
the tall, barren, brown peaks of the old
volcanic mountains pierce the heavens.
Part of (he day these hugeold mountain
tops are veiled with white clouds that
nearly hide them from view and almost
every day a nice, warm rain falls far up
the mountain side, but seldom reaches
the low lands or the city.
"The rive days' stay at Honolulu I
spent in strolling carlessly around the
city, admiring the beauties of nature. 1
walked from morn till night, and still
there was more to Bee. So eager was 1
to nee it all that I looked and looked un
til my eyes and feet were both sore and
tired. One visit to the museum is worth
all the fruit fairs that will ever be held
at Spokane, and yet the half I did not
"These people were at one time great
idolators. One can see idols of all kinds,
shapes and sizes. The government
buildings are nice; still, most odd. The
native band of .'3.'! members was quite an
attraction. They came down to the
docks the tuorniug we left and gave us a
fine concert. All the rest of our voyage
I was speaking of Honolulu until 1
reached Manila; then 1 made a great
change. We landed in a nice rain storm
and the rain continued for one week.
Beautiful Luzon.
"This is undoubtedly the finest coun- j
try on earth. The roads and streets are
very narrow, 20 to 25 feet, and the sides
are one continuous mass of ttowers,iarge
palms, cocoanut trees, mangoes and
fruits of the finest flavors.
'•I will try and tell you of the pleasures
aud hardships of a soldier in the Philip
pines. We took the train at Manila
November 0, after 3G days on the ship,
and went up to San Fernando. From
there we "hiked," or walked, all the rest
of the way. We left Taleveras December
5, and have been on the march ever
since. I leave camp tomorrow at 3 a.
m. in company with 42 men of Co. C.
and 00 men of G. and 11. to go out and
attempt to capture a general who is
trying to get down to the south line.
In a Real Battle.
"I was iii a real battle on December
11. We left Sao Isidro at 2:30 a. m.
and marched 14 milts to Sun Miguel and
were attacked at 9:45 by the insurgents.
A nice little tight was put up by the
Thirty-fifth on one wide of the city and
the Sixteenth nnd Twenty-fourth, the
Third artillery and Fourth cavalry on
the other. There were n few of our men
hurt, but none killed. The natives made
their way up to the mountains and we
only got 8 few prisom rs.
"We had a very pleasant voyage
crossing the briny deep. The day we
crossed the 180 th meridian October 24
--2.") was one and the same day. There
were 517 men nick and one of them died.
I was eick three days. I will give you a
recipe for making army food: Take 403
gals^ water, boil for ', hour, then add
1 1-5 lbs. of spoiled beef, 1 fair sized po
tato, 1 onion the size of a nut meg, \
oz. of baton cut very tine; cook for 3%
hours by steam or over a slow fire.
When done, if not flavored to suit, add
Lsto 20 gals, of water. This is suffi
cient to feed 900 men. If there be more
people, just add more water. You will
find that the older the beef the better
the "slum" will be. We lived 30 days on
such food, but did not gain much in
"I swam five rivers the other day on a
"Googoo" chase. The rivers here are
nice and clear, but very cold and swift.
The first two weeks we were here we
walked or got through mud from ankle
deep clear to our waists on that terrible
northward march, but now the roads
are nice and dry.
"We took our little "hike"' yesterday.
December 18. Left camp early, walked
out b miles, and just at daybreak ad
vanced on the insurgents and captured
20 without the loss of a einnle man; got
back to camp at 12:30, when a heavy
rain began falling and has continued
ever since; so now we are quartered in a
church. The natives are having some
kind of a celebration which lasts ten
days, or until after Christmas. The
band goes all over town at night or early
morning and the bells are kept ringing
day and night.
"We are camped at the gate of a large
graveyard. One can see dead 'niggers'
in all stages of decay.
"Please give my regards to all inquir
ing friends and say that we are all well
or nearly so, and that we have met the
'Googoos' in battle and have come out
O. K. so far."
From Frank Illachley.
Frank Blaehley, also of Company C,
Thirty-fith infantry, wrote as follows
from San Miguel, Christmas day:
"We have moved down on the south
line now. The fighting here is rather
tame. The place where the Thirty-fifth
was to make its big reputation surrend
ered to us without a struggle. They
fired a few shots on the advance guard
and got two volleys in return which
wounded several of them and put the
rest to flight.
"A scouting party of J2 men, com
manded by Major Short, went out a few
days before the fight to see how the
roads were before we moved on the town.
We were moving along the road talking
and laughing, when all at once we were
tired upon by .'SOO of the enemy ia am
bush. The roads there were all lined
with tall grass, 15 or 20 feet high, and
we could see nothing. But Major Short,
who is one of the bravest of the brave,
gave the command to charge. That
brought us to a piece of open ground,
where we had a show for our lives, and
we went at them in proper shape. All
we vould see to shoot at were the little
puffs of smoke. The enemy began to
fall ?n to cut off our retreat,but we out
moved them. The command was given
to fall back, and they followed us for
about three miles, firing all the time,
without damage to us. One man was
hit in the heel. It was quite laughable.
He stopped and held up his foot and
showed it to some of the boys, saying:
"There, d ; you see how near they
came to shooting my fool head off—just
5 feet and 7 inches. Pretty close, isn't
it?" Then he laughed and went hopping
on. It was a close cail for us all, so our
major said. He stated that if we had been
five minutes longer breaking through
their liner-, we would not have got out
alive, for they were forming in a heavy
line all around us. We broke and ran
across a rice field and then fell back
slowly to a town eight miles from where
we started in the morning.
"The Filipinos are a queer people, but
those who have found out that the
Americans will not eat them up alive, as
they thought, are a pretty nice class.
They are not stingy. While on the
march, if a house is passed, there will be
a young girl or two come out with water
and cigarettes tor those who want them
—and we all do if the captain is not
Only Over the Hill.
The sheriffs office often has false
alarms about stolen horses, which, after
long rides, and a few dollars for tele
phoning, it is found have only strayed
two or three miles from home. But
Deputy Sheriff Steward answered an
emergency call Monday night which
rather lays it over all previous false
alarms. The deputy had just got iv
from a hard trip when it was reported
by telephone from Sunset that a span
of horses had been stolen from John
Mills, near that place. He made a
forced night drive of 20 miles, only to
find that the horses had but passed over
a hill out of sight from the house, and
that they had never even left the owner's
field. There have been a number of such
calls on the sheriff, many with little
more foundation than this. They cause
much unnecessary trouble and expense.
McDonalds Were Held.
The three McDonald brothers, Charles,
James and Dan, accused of burglary for
the theft of a wagon load of wheat from
John McCance near Sunset, which it is
alleged James stored at Oakesdale, are
to appear in the superior court March
20. Their preliminary was held Tuesday
before Justice Kirklaud, they conducting
their own defense. The court placed
them under bonds to answer to the su
perior court. Being unable to furnish
the necessary security, they were re
manded to jail to await trial. M. O.
Reed has been engaged to assist in their
Looking After Fertilizers.
Prof. Fulmer last week visited various
cities in the state investigating the pale
of fertilizers and fertilizing materials,
this duty being imposed upon him by a
bill passed by the last legislature, says
the Pullman Herald. Tnder the law, all
fertilizers manufactured or sold in the
Btate must be analyzed by Prof. Fultner
and none can be sold without the result
of his analysis attached. This law will
insure the sale of fertilizers on their
merits, a man knowing the exact fertiliz
ing value of every fertilizer purchased by
i him.
Anli-Fusionists Walked Out of
Committee .Meeting.
Middlp-01-thc-Koaders Would Have
Nothing to Do With Fusion
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. TO.—A split and a
walkout followed a turbulent meeting of
the populist nationalcommittee tonight.
The anti-fusion leaders, after having a
number of their followers turned down
by the credentials committee, organized
a bolt and formed a new committee.
The members favorable to fusion, after
adopting the report of the credentials
committee, adjourned until tomorrow,
when, in all likelihood, it will empower
the chairman or a committee of three to
call the national convention for the
same city and the same time the demo
cratic convention is held.
Caucuses and conferences this morning
among the contending factions betoken
ed an inharmonious meeting of the full
committee, which began at 3 o'clock
this afternoon in representative hall of
the stnte capitol, and the indications
that breakers were ahead were empha
sized 10 minutes after Chairman Butler
called the committee to order and an
nounced that it would at once go into
executive session.
Allen Was For Fusion.
The difficulties of the members, of
whom there were about SO present, but
holding proxies for nearly the full com
mittee, hinged on the old question of
fusion. The element led by Senator
Allen, with apparently the strongest
following, insisted on fusion,and to that
end that a committee be appointed with
power to call the convention the
same day and place as the democrats.
Senator Allen said: "I am not in
favor of admitting to the committee
meeting this afternoon or recognizing as
members of the committee any man who
participated in the Cincinnati convention
that nominated Barker and Donnelly
for president and vice president. lam
not in favor of recognizing proxies from
such men. Neither am 1 in favor of
recognizing any such man who Bends a
proxy. Ido not believe the committee
should admit any member who is sup
porting a ticket other than the one to
be nominated in the convention this
committee shall call. This committee
should throw over the transom every
member who has no right to participate
in its deliberations, and I believe it will
do it."
J. A. Parker of Kentucky replied on
behalf of the middle-of-the-road or anti
fusion men.
The calling of the list of committeemen
proceeded without incident to the end,
when Mr. Parker asked why the proxy
of Committeemen A. \V. Files of Arkan
sas and Robert Mcßeynolds of Lincoln
had been omitted.
Robert Schilling of Wisconsin said he
challenged the right of any man to sit
in the meeting regardless of his creden
tials, who had taken part in the Cincin
nati convention which nominated Bar
ker and Donnelly.
Chairman Butler ruled that the whole
matter must go to the committee, and
he thereupon appointed as a committee
of credentials Allen of Nebraska, Weaver
of lowa and Tracey of Texas, all of the
fusion faction, and declared the meeting
adjourned amid the protests of the
middle-of-the-roaders, who denounced
his action as partisan.
Proposition of the Ami*.
When the committee reassembled at
845 the anti-fusionists presented the
following proposition: "That the com
mittee recoenize only legal proxies,
stamped with revenue stamps, according
to law. That the roll of the meeting at
Omaha in 1898 be accepted except where
subsequent state conventions have elect
ed new members, except where contests
shall go before a committee composed of
five member*, two to be pelected by the
friends of Butler, two by friends of
Parker, these four to select a fifth mem
ber, and that in settling these contests
no votes are to be cast by contestees or
contestants until all contests are settled.
This proposition represents 75 votes of
this convention and they demand these
propositions in the name of the honest
populists of this nation who are opposed
to rascality in politics."
This was signed by J. 0. A. Parker of
Kentucky, K. H. Wheeler of Ohio, Newt
Gresham of Texas, J. B. Osburn of
Georgia, J. L. Knott of Maine. Robert
McKeynolds of Arkansas and I). C.
Dever of Nebraska, together with a num
ber of others not committeemen.
The proposition was ignored by the
full committee, The committee on cre
dentials reported, excluding uJI but five
of the anti-fusion members, and in the
midst of an uproar the middle-of-the
roaders, led by Parker and Wells of
lowa, left the hall,engaged a room down
town and organized a bolting meeting.
The main committee shortly before
midnight, without deciding on a date or
place for the national convention, ad
journed until tomorrow morning.
The bolters secured a room at the
Grand hotel, prepared an address and
called a national convention for Cincin
nati on Wednesday, May 9.
Seattle Silver Republicans.
Seattle, Wash,, Feb. 19.—The silver
republican city convention was held to
night, and after stormy debate a com
mittee to confer with the populists and
democrats, who already have separate
tickets in the field, was appointed and
the convention adjourned until Thurs
day morning. The convention was
characterized by violent debate on the
question of fusion, one faction favoring
it, and the other favoring adjournment
without action. During the progress of
the proceedings Colonel A. J. Blethen,
editor of the Times, denounced Dr. H. F.
Titus, chairman of the populist city cen
tral committee, as an unmitigated liar.
Biethen is an earnest advocate ot fusion,
and is chairman of the conference com
mittee ultimately appointed.
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that only exists in connection with good
digestion, a healthy liver and bowels.
Karl's Clover Root Tea acts directly on
the bowel's, liver and kidneys keeping
them iv perfect health. Price 25 cts.
and 50 cts. For sale by The Elk Drug
Store, F. J. Stone, proprietor.
Take Stone's Cough-Not, the infallible
cough cure. 25 and 50c, at The Elk
Drug Store o
Call on H. W. Goff for Insubance,
Tell Your Sister
I'assed the Senate By a Handsosae
Washington, I>. <\. I-Vb. 15 -The gold
j-tandard bill passed the senate today
by a vote of 40 to 29, a larger majority
than any one anticipated and it now
goes to the conference committee, where
the differences between the acts of the I
house and senate will be reconciled aud
a, , aw Perfected- Senators Allison and
Aidncb, who managed the bill in tin
senate, will be the conferees for that
body, and Representative Overstreet of
Indiana and probably Representative
Dalsell of Pennsylvania will be the re
publican conferees for the Donee.
It is not anticipated that there will le
any great difficulty in reconciling all
differences. The house conferees will ob
ject to the bimetallic amendment adopt
ed in the eenate, but may be prevailed
upon to accept it in the face of a na
tional campuigu. Tarty counsel will be
taken as to the wisdom of retaining the
amendment, which was added to the
bill in the senate to make it more accept
able to the senators from western silver
The refunding plan of the senate bill
will prevaH. It is believed by experts
that the private holders of 4 and 5 per
cent bonds will take advantage of the
proposition. There is uncertainty as to
the refunding of the 3 per cents, because
of the difference in the market price aud
the premium offered in the bill.
Senator Aldrich estimates an ultimate
saving to the government of $22,000,
--000. The conservative estimates indi
cate half this amount, which is a suffi
cient object, outside of the main one of
gold bonds. The house will try to in
sist on the senate's acceptance of the di
vision of issue and redemption as part
of the office of treasurer of the ("nited
The distinct separation of the uses of
money in the redemption fund from that
obtained for ordinary expenses of the
government will be an important con
sideration. The senate bill provides
that the proceeds of bonds which are
sold to maintain the gold reserve shall
belaid into the fiscal division of the
treasury. This division is to offer gold
for greenbacks to the issue division, and
the reserve fund strengthened by the
greenbacks which have been redeemed
with gold obtained for bonds. This pro
vision will, it is said, prevent the accu
mulation of money in the issue division
and the contraction in circulation which
would result from an accumulation in
the issue division of the proceeds of bond
salt a.
It will be proposed that the proceeds
of bonds sold to maintain the reserve
fund shall not be used for current ex
penses, thus avoiding the practice so se
verely criticised in the Cleveland ad
The minor amendment of .Senator Nel
son for the incorporation of banks in
towns of 4000 inhabitants and more,
with a capita! of $25,000, will meet no
opposition from the house conferees. It
is, in fact, part of the original house
measure. The differences between the
two houses are not serious. The con
ferees will meet upon the general idea of
completing a measure that will fix the
single gold standard in a form that will
establish the national credit beyond
question, and remove all fear of silver
experiment construction by a hostile
president or secretary of the treasury.
It was over the last section of the bill,
a provision looking to international bi
metallism, and declaring that the pro
visions of the act are not intended to
place any obstacles in the way of its ac
complishment, that the struggle raged
all day.
An Editor's Life Saved by Cham-
berlain's Cough Remedy.
During the early part of October,lß9o,
I contracted a bad cold which settled on
my lungs and was neglected until I fear
ed that consumption had appeared in an
incipient state. 1 was constantly cough
ing and trying to expel something which
I could not. 1 became alarmed and after
giving the local doctor a trial bought a
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and the result was immediate improve
ment, and after I had used three bottles
my lungs were restored to their healthy
state. —B.S. EDWARDS, Publisher of The
Review, Wyant, 111. For sale by all
The Whisky Without a Headache.
Wm. Schluting, proprietor of the New
Castle, has just received direct from the
J. W. McCulloch distillery, Owensboro,
Ky., a shipment of the celebrated Gieen
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headache. Selected for its purity and
superior quality by the government for
exclusive use in the D. S, army and navy
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measure and is recommended for family
Moki Tea positively cures sick
headache, indigestion and constipation.
A delightful herb drink. Removes all
eruptions of the skin, producing a per
fect complexion, or money refunded. 25
cts. and 50 cts. The Elk Drug Store.
Take Dr. Buck's Celery, Sareaparilla
and Dandelion Compound. As a blood
and liver tonic it has no equal. Sold
only at The Elk Drug Store.
Brown's in town; What Brown?
Brown the plumber o
H. W. Goff Agt. Phenix Ins. Co.
j~lpr For every day of every
Z^ month,
A panacea for human ill;
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When the blasts of winter chill.
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Full weight pound and
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y <*%^'^m .\iiiiinil Colors
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Colfax, Wash.
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Some of its feature*:
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Sash, Doors, Blinds,
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Teams and saddle horees by the hour,
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