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Twentieth Century Ideas.
Values, Dot words, are our dependence, and this adv. tells
of some wonderful bargains we offer you at bedrock prices, and
in return we ask that without skepticism or prejudice you o-ive
us the chance to demonstrate that all of our statements will
bear the searchlight of truth.
G<X)(IS Have Ad- in every department you will find
Vanced but prices lower than we could buy
goods were we forced to go into
the markets and pay the prices ruling today.
\\> Occupy a For- today with goods on hand and due
tUliate Position °n t'ontracts- We do not claim
any keener foresight than possess
ed by our neighbors, but we know that we had the courage of
our convictions.
The Explanation quotations is that we are loyally
Of OUr Under-Value sharin& wi.t]l our customers the
benefit which comes to us from
bog-standing contracts that are not as yet wholly filled.
20 yards of [odigo Blue Prints for jm 0o
20 yards good quality Apron Check Ginghams for ion
2;i yards of Standard Dress Prints for .. t*XX
Hi yards of 36-inch wide Bleached Domestic for I*on
20 j ards good quality light or dark colored Outing E^ielifor".'".*""!!!! 1.00
20 yards 1 urkey Red Oil color Dress Prints for 1 00
25 yards good Crash Toweling for. {'qq
Everybody•knowi i we are headquarters on this class of goods, as we buy them in
carload lota, thereby saving nearly 50 per cent in freights.
JJood quality Ingrain Carpets at '>", cents
Half Wool Carpets at 7- :
Strictly All Wool Ingrain da«j*ta"at!!"""Z" V) cen tl
(.nod quality Brussels Carpets, to clone out (goods we MU'for horn " 60c" '
to oac per yard) go at ~,\ +
Good Wall I'aper, per double roll .~Z.'Z! 10 cents
Nice Silver Gilt Papers, per double roll 1", cents
Fine Bmboased Papers, from 35c to 75c per double "roll
Mn J n a2 £•£?£ WP ,wi" Khe free of char«e with each and eTery Worsted Dress
amouDting to |3.00 and over, a complete Bet of Drees Linings.
FREE—FREE—Prom March 15th to March 20th:
2 jds of Sejisia worth 30c 1 Spool Silk Thread worth 10c
1 , yds of ( anvHH worth 30c 1 Paper Hook* and Eye* worth 5c
4 yds fancy striped Neareilk ...worth 80c 1 Set of Dress Stays worth 15c
4 yds \ rivet Facing worth 33c I Free from March 15th to 20th.
WANin-:!)—All kinds of Poultry and ooun*ry Pmi'ice.
Cash paid for Eggs and Chickens.
for Leaders in Low Prices,
The Great Eastern Store,
List your Farm Lands and
City Property
win, GEQ. H. LENNOX.
Of Colfax, Washington.
CAPITAL, - - 960.000.00.
"The strength of a bank lies in the conservative
management of its assets."
J. A. Perkins & Co. r/llr
m 00 000 to loan on im Proved farms in the Palouse
<?av/\/,vjvjv/ country. .-. No delay in closing loans.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE. Office in T> * ~\rrr *"kT? riAT T^ * V
HARRY EATON, President. JNO. F. FULLER, Manaper.
Abstracts furnished to all the lands and town lnta in Whitman County. A complete and
reliable set of books, up to date.
s'otary Public in office. Rooms 15 and 10, Ellis Block, Colfax
R. G. HARGRAVE, Manager.
Abstractors and Conveyancers. Only Complete set of abstract books in Whitman County
Alfred Coolidge, President. Aaron Kuhn, Vice President. Chas. E. Scriber, Cashier.
Money to loan on city property at 7 Stone's Cough Not will stop that
per cent, repayable in easy monthly in- cough. 25 and uOc at The Elk Drug
etallments. J. A. Pbskins & Co o Store*
Colliix, Wasningtou.
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.
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Conies From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, March 7
secretary of War Root arrived at
Havana on a tour of inspection.
Representative Jturner of Pennsyl
vania, the "father of the house,"' died'at
\N asbington.
Four thousand employes of the .Na
tional Tube company at McKeeeport,
Pennsylvania, were notified of a 10 per
cent advance in wages, to date from
April 1.
Georgia republicans, in state conven
tion, endorsed the McKinley administra
tion and renewed allegiance to the St.
Louis platform. Governors Bradley and
Taylor of Kentucky are presented for
vice presidential candidates and the
north and south were appealed to to
sustain and encourage republicanism in
the south by selecting one of these two
republicans for the vice presidency.
Thursday, March 8.
By a vote oHO to 3 the house ship
ping bill was finally ordered reported,
and Representative Grosvenor.ehairman
of the committee, was authorized to
submit the report.
Isy direction of Acting Secretary of
War Meiklejohn instructions have been
sent to Major (ieneral Otis to return to
the United .States some time in May one
battalion each of the Fourteenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty-third infantry.
It is stated by intimate friends of Gen
eral Harrison that be is chagrined that
his name should be so freely used in the
newspapers of the country in connection
with public questions now under con
sideration. Efforts to make it appear
that he is planning to step forward as
an anti-administration leader with the
hope that he may be called on to become
a candidate fer president, are especially
Under heavy police guard over ,'SOO
non-union workmen were today given
work by contractors engaged in erecting
various down-town buildings at Chicago.
This was the first serious attempt on
the part of the contractors to resume
the work interrupted by the strike of the
unions affiliated with the Buildings
Trades Council. As a result of the labor
troubles, Wm. Schindler was shot and
probably fatally wounded and six others
injured in a riot.
An official report made to the Hinds
county Mississippi, board of supervisors
reveals an appalling state -»f affairs in
the Jonesvilie neighborhood in the
southern part of the county. The com
munity is literally honeycombed witb
STB&Rpo* of the most virulent form, ana'
daring the pant nix weeks nearly 100
deaths have occurred. On Borne days
the death rate haw been so lame that it
wan impossible to secure cotlins and
rude caskets were made from rails.
W hoie families were wiped out of exist
ence and of several large families only
one or two children are left. Many of
the patients who are now in a critical
condition are without medical attention
and are dying at the rate of from three
to live per day. The death rate exceeds
T."» per cent and the entire lower portion
of the county in demoralized.
Friday, March {>.
Hospital ship Solace arrived at San
Francisco from Manila. Onboard were
Lieut. Gilmore, the sailor who was ho
long a captive of the Filipinos, and 17."j
sailors, most of whom participated in
the naval battle of Manila bay.
Edward E. (irimmell, formerly a clerk
in the government disbursing 'office at
San Fnincisco, decamped in December
with 400 of the engraved checks, used
and has passed f 10,000 of them in the
east and south. The secret service has
him now.
Representative Hepburn of lowa in
troduced a bill providing that no picture
or any description of any prize light or
pugilistic encounter, nor proposal of bet
ting on a fight shall be transmitted in
the mails or by any common carrier en
gaged in inter-state commerce, whether
in a newspaper or periodical or in any
other form, under $1000 penalty.
Saturday. March 10.
The entire Indian population of the
Inited States is by reports of
Indian agents to be 297,905. Deaths
for the year were 5253 and births -i'2'M.
The March report of the statistician
of the department of agriculture will
show the amount of wheat remaining in
farmers' hands on March 1 to have been
about 158,800,000 bushels, or 29 per
cent, of last year's crop, as compared
with 198,000,000 bushels, or 29.3 per
cent, of the crop of 1898 in hand March,
Trouble bobbed up in Kentucky again,
when the democratic forces undertook to
arrest Secretary of State Caleb Powers
and Captain J. W. Davis for alleged
complicity in the murder of Goebel.
Governor Taylor's militia refused the
peace officers access to the capitol build
ing to make the arrests. The men es
caped and were captured at Lexington.
Both sides are organizing militia.
Fifty thousand Chicago workmen, idle
because of the big strike in the building
trades, are dependent for their daily
bread on what money they have saved
or a weekly allowance percapita of |5,
which come out of the treasuries of their
! unions. The situation is rapidly ap
j proaching a critical point. The idle
carpenters, according to good authority,
have been drawing their ?5 each week
for the last four weeks.
The remains of Abraham Lincoln were
transferred from the crypt of the national
j Lincoln monument at* Sprinfield, 111., to
] a temporary vault, just north of the
monument and on rtie brow of the hill
overlooking Oak Ridge cemetery. The
removal of the body was made necessary
j by the demolition of the monument pre
| paratory to its entire reconstruction on
j a different plan, for which .* 100,000 was
I appropriated by the Illinois legislature.
Commissioner Wilson of the internal
: revenue department decided to proceed
j against manufacturers of tobacco and
cigarettes who violate section 10 of the
act of July 24, 1897. This section pro
hibits placing in or in connection with
packing of smoking tobacco and fine
cat chewing or cigarettes any article or
thing whatsoever than tho manufactur
ers wrappers and labels and exclude* all
Rifts prizes, premiums, etc., or order*
for the same.
Sunday, March 11.
It is rumored that the great western
railroads have made an agreement to
do no more cutting of rates between
Lbicago and the western coast. The
agreement, it is reported on excellent
authority, practically amounts to an
alliance of those railroads for mutual
protection ngainst the interstate com
t meree law.
Captain Abercrornbie and 43 govern
ment engineers will sail for the Copper
river, Alaska, on the steamer St. Paul
Monday or Tuesday. They will at once
prepare to lay bridges over the Copper.
Klutena and other rivers for the trail to
the Yukon and will begin setting poles
I for the telegraph line. It is the inten
tion to string most of the wire for the
new line from Valdes to St. Michael.
Implement men say trouble is about
to result because of the recent action
of the board of control of the
Kansas state penitentiary making bind
ing twine. Kansas City makes about
7,000,000 pounds o! twine a year and
the new factory at the state penitentiary
is equipped to turn out one-tenth of this
amount. This is enough to disturb the
market. While regular dealers are ask
ing retail merchants to pay them 11 12
cents per pound for their'offerings, the
Kansas penitentiary managers say they
I will sell direct to the farmer at 10 cents
per pound, half a cent lower than the re
tail dealer can buy it.
C. 15. Hopkins, general manager of the
Inland Telephone &. Telegraph company,
has been for some time endeavoring to
secure a right of way across the Yakima
ludian reservation for his telephone
system, proposing to erect his lines just
outside of the right of way of the North
ern Pacific railroad. The commisßioner
of Indian affairs has decided that the
department has no power or authority
to grant a franchise for the construction
of telephone and telegraph lines through
Indian reservations. Congress alone, he
says, can give the authority necessary
in this case. This view of the commis
sioner has been sustained by Secretary
Hitchcock of the interior department.
Monday, March 112
The American Snuff Company was in
corporated at Trenton, N. J., with an
authorized capital of $25,000,000.
The San Francisco board of health de
cided that a Chinaman who recently died
in that city had bubonic plague. Strict
quarantine of Chinatown is being en
, W. A. Young, democrat, from the Sec
v ond Virginia district, was unseated in
the national house of representatives
and his place given to R. A. Wisp, re
At a conference between type founders
o\ the United States and their employes,
( -regarding wages and hours, their differ
ences have been settled in a manner
satisfactory to both sides.
Another serious complication in the
great building strike came today when
the sash, door and blind manufacturers
of Chicago and vicinity voted to close
their mills until the labor troubles are
adjusted. By this action 4000 men are
added to the 50.000 now idle.
The recent order of the treasury de
partment for the collection of duties on
all American goods arriving at Alaskan
ports in British vessels has created comm
otion among Canadian transportation
companies and they have forwarded to
Washington vigorous protests. Accord
ing to the latest advices from Victoria
and Vancouver, they threaten to retali
ate by bringing pressure to bear upon
the Canadian government to prohibit
A merican vessels carrying goods destined
for Dawson and shipped through the
United States in bond.
Tuesday, March 13.
March wheat at Chicago, 65; May,
G5 7 N . Portland, cash, 52; Taeoma, 50%.
The last legislative step in the enact
ment of the financial bill was taken by
the house of representatives today when
the conference report on the bill waß
adopted by a vote of ICG to 120. The
senate had already adopted the confer
ence report, so that it only remains for
the president to affix hie signature to
make it a law.
The Rhode Island republican state
convention was the largest ever held in
the state and nominated a complete
state ticket. The platform adopted by
the convention expressed allegiance to
the national republican platform of 189G
every promise of which the resolutions
said had been kept and every prediction
made therein fulfilled; endorsed the na
tional administration and congratulated
the people of Rhode Island upon "the
unprecedented commercial, manufactur
ing and agricultural prosperity now pre
vailing throughout the country."
The legislature of Kentucky adjourned
pine die. A conference between Adjutant
Generals Collier and Castleman resulted
in a perfect understanding being reached.
Governor Taylor will continue to act as
governor, Governor Beckham will make
no move toward securing possession of
the state buildings until the court of ap
peals has decided the matter. The leg
islature appropriated £200,000 for the
use of Governor Beckham in organizing
the militia. Governor Taylor will not
outline his intended action beyond the
statement that he "would continue to
act as governor." Republicans in Tay
lor's confidence, however, cay he will re
main at Frankfort in the discharge of
his duties until the court of last resort
passes on the question at issue. Then if
the decision be against him he will step
out at once and turn over the state
buildings to Governor Beckham.
Great Gold Strikes.
Seattle, March 12.—Two arrivals at
Dawson City from Cape Nome, who left
the latter place eight days after Carl
Knoblesdorf and CD. Campbell, tell a
wonderful story of what is claimed the
richest find made in the north. The new
field is 100 miles from Nome, and strikes
of fabulous wealth were being passed
from mouth to mouth at Nome when the
latest arrivals left thereon December 18.
Reports of wonderful strikes on the Si
berian coast opposite Cape Nome were
being received. It was reported that
the Siberian earth was literally filled
with the precious metals. A great rush
from Nome to the new fields will com
mence as soon as the weather will per
Passed By Congress and Signed
By the President.
Signature Was Affixed On thcgl>ay
of the Month that Many
Have Been Signed.
Washington, March 14.—At 14 min
utes to 1 o'clock the president affixed
his signature to the financial bill, thus
making it the law of the land. Mr.
Overstreetol Indiana, who had the bill
in charge, arrived at the White house
about five minutes before that time, and
was shown into the cabinet room, where
he was joined by the president, who,
after inquiring if the bill had been com
pared with care, affixed his signature to
it. At the same time he recalled to those
who stood by the fact that many of the
important financial bills which had been
passed by congress had been approved
on the 14th of the month. He spoke of
the Sherman act, the resumption act
and now the bill which was before him.
The Uritish Captured Bloemfontein
Without Much Trouble.
London, March 14 —The British war
office officially announces that General
Roberts captured and entered Bloem
kratein Tuesday, meeting little opposi
tion. President Steyn of the Free State
Bed with the burghers northward.
Lord Salisbury has refused to cease
hostilities on the basis of independence
of the Free State and the South African
Republic, as asked by Kruger and Steyn.
He told tin m they should have thought
of the cost before preparing for yearH
and then declaring war on Great Britain.
Boers Want Intervention.
London, March 12.—The Daily Mail
has received the following dispatch from
Pretoria, dated Saturday, March 10,
and censored by the Hoer government:
"President Kruger and President Hteyu
have wired to Lord Salisbury peace pro
posals on condition that the independ
ence of the two republics be respected
and the rebel colonials amnestied. Yes
terday the foreign consuls were called
into conference and were requested to in
vite the intervention of the powers they
represented in order to prevent further
Lord Roberts Personally AVUiipsh-
e*l the Action.
London, Marcii 12—A dispatch to
the Daily Mail from Asvogel Kop, tinted
Sunday, March 11, says:
"The white flag treachery was person
al ly~Witnessed' at Driefontein by Lord
Roberts, who was looking through a
telescope when the Welch were charging
and saw the I'.oers hold up their hands,
show the Hag and drop their guns. He
saw an Knglißh officer advance to re
ceive their surrender, whereupon a Boer
volley was tired and the oflicer fell."
London, March 11.—The war office
has received the following dispatch from
Lord Roberts, dated Driefontein, Sun
day, March 11, 9:45 a. in.:
"The following telegram has been ad
dressed to their honors, the presidents
of the Orange Free State and the South
African Republic:
" 'Another instance having occurred
of gross abuse of the white flag or the
signal of holding up hands in token of
surrender, it is my duty to inform you
that if such abuse occurs again 1 shall
most reluctantly be compelled to order
my troops to disregard the white flag
" 'The instance occurred on a kopje
east of Driefontein farm yesterday and
was witnessed by some of my own staff
officers as well as myself, and resulted
in the wounding of several of my officers
nnd men.
" 'A large quantity of explosive bul
lets of three different kinds was fount] in
Commandant Cronje's laager and this
has been the case in every engagement
with your honors' troops. Such breach
es of the recognized usages of war and
of the Geneva convention are a disgrace
to any civilized power. A copy of these
telegrams has been sent to my govern
ment with the request that it will be
communicated to ail neutral powers.' '
Chip On Her Shoulder for Kng-
land to Knock Off.
Paris, March 7.—Your correspondent
learns that extreme tension exists in the
Anglo-French relations and French offi
cial circles are considering the probabil
ity of war. An important official, who
possesses the confidence of tbn ministry,
told your correspondent todaj that it
would be useless longer to deny the fact
that Great Britain aims at attacking
France. He added that it had been
evident for some time that the English
press was obeying instructions in mak
ing the most of every trifling offense
given by the French press, while ignor
ing graver insults from the press of
other countries. Moreover all Great
Britain's late preparations are known to
be solely directed against France. Every
step England has taken has been met
with a corresponding precautionary
step by France.
It was not weakness which made the
French yield in the Fashoda dispute, but
moderation, though apparently all
moderation was wasted, in p]ngland's
present temper. France has been pre
paring for years and is now ready to re
sist British aggression.
Your correspondent remarked that
these were somewhat startling state
ments and added he did not wish to
cable anything likely to produce bad
The diplomatist in reply said:
"I have put the case none too strong.
Remember, we do not wish for war, but
England's disposition is too evident to
be misunderstood. Consequently we
have made all necessary precautions to
avoid being taken at a disadvantage.
France is Ready.
"Stores and ammunition have been ac
cumulated in colonies in sufficient quan
tities to enable them,' though isolated,
to maintain a long campaign. Then
Mr.' 30,000 white troops in Tonqain and
50,000 in Algeria, under Oen. Galiieo,
who will deal with nn.v expedition Bug
-1 land may send against them. In Mada
gascar are nearij 10,000, and more will
be Beat shortly. TbcM will occupy
strategic positions, from which the
whole British army will be noable t<>
move them. Everything \* ready, find
we can now [old our arms awaiting Kmk
mnd h lirnt move."
correspondent again said he
hated to send news of tin* character leal
it prore mischierons, wberenpon ttio of-
Seial answered:
"We don't mind a publication of the
Fact, realizing England's public opinion.
We limv(> taken every precaution and
are now quite prepared to meet her hos
tility. France is ready tor any eventu
ality and courts rather than avoids a
contest For supremacy. The publication
wiH do more good than harm. English
opinion has misunderstood French mod
eration, and yon had better acquaint it
with the true state of the case. The
French Beet pont<e->HeH safe refiujen, from
which, opportunities offering, it will be
able to cover movements n^aiiiHt line
land's weak point-, which are perfectly
known, Bhould war be declared.
"Stranger things hove happened than
peeing the tricolor in London and Cairo.
Remember, however, we do not wish for
war, unless if in Forced on iih, but once
forced, we will give good account of our
Little General Believes Territorial
Government the Thins
San Francisco, March B.—Oen. Joseph
Wheeler favors giving t lit* Philippines a
territorial form of government. Said
"I believe the people are readj for -t
certain kind of Beif-government. They
could be given the power t<i make laws,
under such h Bystem of government <»s
has been adopted for our territories.
The municipal governments are (ill in
the hands of the natives, and they gel
along without trouble or friction. Under
a territorial form the islands could be
best controlled."
He reviews his impressions of trade
possibilities in the orient as follows:
"England, Russia, Germany and
Prance have braved war and pestilence
in efforts to secure a Bhare of the wealth
which will come to them by commercial
relations with these peoples. The treaty
of peace cant upon us the responsibility
of sovereignty over from nine to eleven
million people, together with the islands
which they inhabit, containing an area
three times that of our great and pms
perons Empire state.
"Very naturally there may be bones!
difference of opinion as to whether every
thing has been conducted, during the
two year.-, in accordance with the high
est wisdom and best possible judgment,
but there should be no question among
the American people as to the duty arid
wisdom of now uniting in a determined
effort to take the situation as it stands
and to ho conduct the affairs of our
country as to add the most to its glor,,
honor, welfare and prosperity. It is a
friendly straggle for commercial su
premacy, in which our rival nations are
using their best efforts, and I say let uh,
in a friendly but determined spirit, use
our best efforts also.
"<>ur Pacific cities are now face to face
with the eastern shores of Asia. The
Nicaragua canal will bring our gulf
ports nearer to them than those of the
Atlantic and Europe.
"With Manila as a great dejiot,steam
ers from that emporium could reach Un
commercial ports of Eastern Asia as
readily as it can be done by Knglish
steamers from Hongkong.
"We must consider that about one
third the population of the earth iH con
centrated in the eastern half of Asia, and
that these vast multitudes are rapidly
learning to appreciate the advantages,
and, I might add, the necessity of high
civilization, and they are also learning
to realize the comfort which is enjoyed
by the people of the most civilized na
tions in the possession and use of the
products, manufactures and mechanical
developments which are there found.
"Europe and America must purchase
the silks, teas, coffee, hemp, spices, the
products of the handiwork of the people
of the orient, and thin immense popula
tion needs articles which American farniH
and factories are producing cheaper and
better than those which are produced
anywhereel.se on earth. Cotton cloth,
such as is manufactured in southern cot
ton mills, is needed by the people of the
east to the enormous value of four to
five million dollars.
"England, with her navy, haH ap
proached China by the sea and baa es
tablished firm footholds at favorable
locations on the coast. France ban ac
quired possessions in Asia which con
tain a population four times, as great,
and an area nearly ten times as large as
that of our Empire state. England*
dominions and dependencies in Asia now
extend over an area of 1,000,000 square
miles, and contain a population of near
ly 300,000,000. Russia has already, in
Asia, territory exceeding an area of
G,000,000 square miles, and containing
over 10,000,000 people.
'Tort Arthur, the great commercial
and war port, in firmly in her grasp.
This gives Russia a power over Korea
which will add much to her strength.
The completion of the trans-siberian rail
way and its brunches, the opening of
the Nicaragua canal and the annexation
of the I'acitie islands to the United States
will more thoroughly revolutionize the
commercial relations of the world than
has ever been done by all other influences
combined during the last three centuries.
"It seems to me that therein but little
limit to the possibilities which are before
us, and we are certainly justified in the
belief and hope that the United States is
on the edge of an era of unprecedented
Debs for President.
Indianapolis, March o.—For pre-udent,
Eugene V. Debs of Indiana: for vice
president, John Harriman of California.
This is the national ticket of the social
democratic party, which will übsorb the
Hilquit-llarriman faction of the social
labor party by agreement. The social
democrats were happy today. They say
the candidacy of Debs will attract hun
dreds of thousands of voters to their
party. They profess to see the begin
ning of a great national victory.

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