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iilr^yi^i^ We ar° selHng ;l >I'"ri;'l x:'!;i"
IhK''ilwliiw tllHt 'S •siln l)l. y ""beatable for the
fejfll tHHh This suit is of superior merit and style
ftffil flful '. uhl roal|y ought to he Bold by us for
fMflw $12.50, for that is the price for similar
rilffl JIH suits at other stores. But our well estah
llflffif W§ fished reputation for giving great values,
Wm iiM aud our pride in doing a little, better than
Mm other Btores, causes tin to make this great
fitm t'tlm^ Every sale must be \ n |} 1(1 QJothinc
Mjm buy back anything we trade there is no
Kg? sold it if it isn't ns name that stands
*^ represented. for more than ours
Exclusive Mens' and Boys' Clothiers and Furnishers.
Our Spring Opening of Ladies' Hats,
Bonnets and Millinery Garniture
Thursday and Friday, March 29th and 30th
when Mrs .]. Fisher will take pleasure in receiving and attending
t<> the call* of her many lady patrons. The entire line is a very
■ attractive one, Belected by her exclusively in the various Eastern
markets, and congistfl of many new and beautiful styles Our
Spring and Summer Novelties in Dry Goods are being daily re
ceived and placed on sale, and when all are delivered will consist of
Silk Waists, Silk Skirts, Silk Wraps, Summer Silks for Skirts, Waists and
Suits, Ties, Belts, Buckles, Parasols, Ribbons, Embroideries, Matched Sets of
Embroideries, All Over Embroideries, Laces, AU-Over Laces, Nets, Fringes,
Braids, and many other Novelties in Ladies' Lingerie.
our many patrons are cordially invited to call and inspect
<>nr extensive lines before making their purchases.
Respectfully, CHAg< .PL ATT.
We are Headquarters for
Poultry Supplies. Wholesale and Retail.
r-i *. i t^ i Write for Prices.
UrOCeneS and Feed. Poultry and Produce Wanted.
C. H. MOORE, !
I'hon,- Main :t I. Free Delivery. Coif ax, Washington.
/^^^ W Te are Headquarters for
M Watches
makes and styles, and our prices
/^ cannot be beaten anywhere.
/ 41 1 Jewelry, Rings, Clocks, &c.
&-^ 5*Z M l 8 the lar Sect in the Palouse Country
y^,,^,., r ,,,..^.,..,,....^.. n^gj and our prices are the lowest.
Dr° P iD and Bee#
1 '^Biw^-^ M. A. ROSP^, Manager.
Hotel Colfax, J-D-Hagan ' Fro '"ietor
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Eleetrrieity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
-L /mill A k_J. All kinds of Paints, best in tbe
market, and Phosphorous at COST, at the
coifax, waehington. Farmers' Drug^ Store
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Conies From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, March 14.
J. S. Peffer, son of the former populist
1 nited States senator from Kansas,
suicided at Kansas City, lie had been
drinking heavily.
Colonel Robert B. Wallace, who com
manded the Montana volunteers in the
Philippines, died at Fort Huachua, Ari
zona, from tiiL- (fleets of a wound re
ceived in battle at Calooean, February
10, 18<K).
A writ of error was granted in the
United States court in the case of the
Coenr d'Alene dynamiters convicted at
the October term of the court at Mos
cow. It is returnable before the circuit
court of appeals in San Francisco on
April 10.
Mrs. Mary Foote Beeeher Perkins,
sister of Rev. Henry Ward BeecEer, died
at New Haven, Conn., aged 94 >ears and
'J months. Rev. Thomas K. Heeoher,
the elder and last surviving brother of
Henry Ward Beeeher, died at Elmira, N.
V., aged 81.
In the vote of Kenton county, Ky.,
to elect a senator to the vacancy caused
by the death cf Senator Goebel, 11. L.
Harbison, Mr. Goebel'e law partner, was
elected by 520 majority over L. L.
Creasey, his republican opponent. The
majority for Goebel in this county and
district was ab-mt 2000.
The house committee on pensions or
dered bills reported granting pensions
to the. widow of Colonel Stotsenberg of
the First Nebraska regiment, killed in
the Philippines, at ?4<) per month; to
the widow of Captain Capron, killed in
Cuba, at |30 per month, and to the
widow of Captain Allan Capron, Sr., at
f2~> per month. The distinction in rate
in the ('apron cases, is due to the prop
erty owned by Mrs. Capron, Sr.
A large congressional party, including
senators and house committees on naval
affairs, witnessed the performance of the
Holland submarine torpedo boat. On
her first dive she remained submerged
for 10 minutes, going in a straightway
course, approximately a mile. Coming
up after this run, she discharged a tor
pedo tube at an imaginary enemy's war
vessel and then turning dived again im
mediately and came up some distance
away. Following this she made a suc
cession of short dives, being submerged
in all four or five times.
Thursday, March lr>.
I nveiling of the monument to the
dead of the battleship Maine took place
at Key West.
At a meeting of Doer sympathizers at
New York President McKinley's name
was hissed and hooted, while Bryan's
brought forth cheers.
It was stated that the report of the
eena'e committee would unanimously
favor construction and operation of the
Pacific cable by the government.
The servants of the household of Mrs.
Emmons Blame of Chicago, are now
working under union rules. Eight hours
constitute a day's work. It is in the
nature of an experiment.
Snow fell in northern Texas as far
south as Waco, something never known
before. Considerable snow fell at Ftica,
Miss , and at Arcadia, La,, there was a
snow storm lasting from early morning
until near noon.
Myrtle Lyttle, a young girl, was shot
and killed in sight of her father at Ban
nock, Montana, by Fred lirown. Miss
Lyttle's father shot and killed Brown on
the spot. Brown had had trouble with
the Lyttles and had said he intended to
"kill the whole outfit."
The house committee on naval affairs
reached a definite decision as to the
number of new warships to be author
ized in the forthcoming naval appropri
ation bill as follows: Two seagoing
coast line battleships of about 13,500
tons each, to cost approximately $.'l,
--800,000 each; three armored cruisers of
the highest practical speed and most
powerful armor and armament, to cost
approximately §1,000,000 each; three
protected cruisers, to cost about fl,
--141,000 each. It was decided to author
ize the secretary of the navy to contract
for armor at a price not to exceed $-345
a ton. This applies to the emergency
armor, about 7400 tons, required for
the battleships Maine, Missouri and
Ohio, now under construction.
Friday, March IG.
For the British war loan closing to
day, applications for £50,000,000 of
bonds were made by Americans.
Freezing was reported on the Atlantic
coast as far south as the center of the
cotton belt. Great damage to trees is
Francis Truth, head of the Divine
Healing Association, was arrested at
Boston for using the mails for fraudu
lent purposes.
The heaviest snowstorm in many
years prevailed over northern Texas,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. Many
places report six inches of snow.
Nine inches of sleet and snow covered
the streets of New York. Snow fell and
ice formed, not only in the northern but
the southern section, of Louisiana.
A grave diggers' union is being form
ed at Chicago. If plans are carried out
a body must be in a coffin bearing a
union label or it will be refused burial.
The house committee on military
affairs today directed a favorable report
on the bill of Mr. Marsh of Illinois, in
creasing the appropriation for the na
tional guard of the country from $400,
--000 to §2,000,000.
Attorney General Smytbe of Nebraska
i filed suits in three counties against the
! Union Pacific, Missouri Pacific and Rock
Island railroads for damages aggregat
ing §070,000, as penalties for alleged
violations of the Nebraska maximum
rate law.
Saturday. March 17.
A majority of the national banks in
New York have made applications to in-
crease circulation to the par value of the
bonds deposited by them.
Maud 8., the famous trotter, died at
I ort Chester, N. V. at the age of 26.
Having been identified by Miss Aman
da Shellgrove as the negro' who assailed
her in a lonely spot, John Bailey was
phot to death by a mob at the jail at
Marietta, Georgia.
George White attempted to start a
fire with gasoline at the home of James
Weaver at Columbus, Ohio. The result,
is that four of the Weavers and White
himself were burned to death. Alice
Weaver is fatally and James Weaver
seriously burned.
President O'Connell of the Interna
tional Machinists' Union, dedans that
100,000 machinists in all parts of the
United States and Canada will be order
ed on strike within the coming month,
as the result of a disagreement between
the manufacturers and machinists, who
closed a joint conference in Chicago.
Sunday, March 18.
Frank Cass, aged 18, was killed in a
boxing bout with Bert Whiddrn at
Santa Cruz, California.
A military commission at Bayombonp,
Luzon, has sentenced to be hanged :V2
natives, who have been found guilty of
murdering their countrymen.
Thomas Pooley a Botte, Montana,
saloonkeeper, killed his daughter and
her husband, Thomas Littlejohn. There
had been trouble ever since the marriage
of the couple.
Louis Billow was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree for killing Jocob
Hess, father of his sweetheart, several
years ago at Freemont, Nebraska. lie
was arrested in the state of Washington.
After the conference between the Inter
national Association of Machinists and
the administrative council of the Na
tional Metal Trades Association, Presi
dent James O'Connell of the union de
clared that strikes would be called im
mediately in all parts of tbp Uaited
States and Canada. Such strikes would
involve 100,000 men and cause to be
shut down for an indefinite time plants
having an aggregate earning capacity
of millions of dollars. Chicago labor
troubles are responsible for the disagree
ment which is expected to precipitate
the general machinists' strike.
Monday, March 19.
Jealous Mrs. Leonard Wagner killed
her husband and herself at Sanduskv,
Hon. John A. Bingham, who sentenced
Mrs. Surrat for conspiracy in the murder
of Lincoln, died at Cadiz," Ohio.
F. Wharton Golden is said to have
confessed the name of the slayer of (Joe
bel in Kentucky aud that he is a mulat
to, now hidden in a mountain county.
Elizabeth T. Struble, editor of tie
Nautilus, a Christian Science newspaper
at Sioux Falls, S. I)., pleaded guilty in
the federal court to sending obscene lit
erature through the mails and was fined
§200. Mrs. Struble refused to pay the
fine and was taken to jail.
All grades of refined sugars were ad
vanced 5 cents per 100 pounds by the
American Sugar Ketining company.
There was also an advance in the price
of raw sugars. The advance is said to
have resulted from the increased demand
for the product during the past week.
In the supreme court of the United
States an opinion was handed down in
the case of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany, involving its right to do business
in the state of Texas, contrary to the
provisions of the state auti trust laws
of 1889 and 181)5. It was charged,
among other things, that the Waters-
Pierce ()il Company was a member of the
Standard Oil trust as organized in 1882,
and various other allegations were made,
but the court did not enter upon a gen
eral discussion of trusts, contenting it
self with a discussion of the Texas law
as applicable to this case. The opinion
sustained the decisions of the state court
to the extent of affirming them, and was
thus opposed to the contentions of the
oil company, but it did this upon the
ground that the state laws impose a
condition which the oil company had
accepted, and hence was without ground
of complaint.
Tuesday, March 20.
While drunk, CJeorge Finch made a
murderous attack upon his wife at Chi
cago and was shot and killed by his
son, 1G years old.
The senate committee decided that
Nathan B. Scott had been duly elected
to that body from West Virginia and is
entitled to his seat.
City council of Astoria, Oregon, pass
ed an ordinance granting a bounty of
five cents each for all dead rats delivered
to the chief of police. It is a plague
Arkansas republicans held a state
convention and strongly endorsed the
renomination of President McKinley.
The platform opposes trusts and favors
the Nicaraguan canal and the protec
tive tariff.
The amount of bonds received at the
treaeurv today for exchange for the new
2s was f10.000,000, making a total to
date of $89,000,000. Of this amount
$5,300,000 came from persons or insti
tutions other than national banks.
Acting Secretary of War Meikeljohn
has recommended to congress an appro
priation of $1)17.8G to reimburse the
state of Idaho for ordnance stores used
in protecting government property en
dangered by the riotous condition in
1804 incident to the movements of
Coxey's industrial army.
March wheat at Chicago, Gs\; May,
66\. Portland, cash. 53 to 54. Ta
coma, 50J£. The official statistics of
the wheat crop in Victoria colony, Aus
tralia, show only 15,000,000 bushels,
instead of 21,000,000 bushels, which
was the estimate before the harvest.
The exportable surplus will be 0,050,000
bushels, instead of 12,000,000 bushels.
Standard Oil Dividends.
New York, March 15.—The Standard
Oil Company today disbursed $20,000,
--000 in dividends. It was the regular
quarterly dividend of 3 per cent and 17
per cent extra cash dividend. This prob
ably is the largest cash disbursement
ever made at any one time on the stock
01 a single corporation. Standard oil
was quoted on the curb today at 538
bid. The magnitude of the shifting of
capital involved in today's pHyment
may be judged by the fact that the
largest quarterly payment which the
United States government ever has to
make on its debts is $5,450,000.
1111110 PLATFORM
Wroto it for the Nebraska Demo
cratic Contention.
Up Will lie the Nominee of Both
the Populist and Democratic
National Conventions.
Lincoln, Neb., March 19.—1n effect,
William .1 Bryan announced tonight to
the democratic party and to the nation
at large the platform which he considers
best for the democratic party, and prac
tically upon which he desires to Btand if
. nominated at the Kansas City conven
tion. The platform, which was adopted
by the -Nebraska democracy with the
greatest enthusiasm, reaffirms the Chi
cago platform, declare for "16 to 1,"
opposes a large standing army, de
nounces the action of the republican
[tarty on the Puerto Kican tariff bill, de
clares against trusts and imperialism,
and favors the choice of United States
senators by popular vole. The platform
is practically the creation '>f Mr. Bryan,
lie did not write it personally, but he
was consulted concerning it, and before
it was read to the convention he had ap
proved ol it throughout.
The platform adopted by the populist
convention was substantially the same
as that adopted by the democrats. It
differs somewhat in form, but conflicts
in no essential point.
Both conventions today were enthu
siastic for Mr. Bryan to the laet degree,
and every mention of his name was
greeted with cheers of delight and ap
proval. Instructions were given to both
delegations to stand for Colonel Bryan
in the Kansas City and Sioux Falls con
Convention Thought of No Other
Lincoln, Neb., March 19.—The demo
cratic state convention was called to
order at 8:15 by James Dahlman, chair
man of the Btate democratic committee,
I(<" ins i) on need that Thodias J. Nolan
had been elected as temporary chairman.
Mr. Nolan took the chair, and after be
ing presented to the convention, made a
short address. The temporary organiz
ation was made permanent. The com
mittee on resolutions presented the fol
lowing report, which was adopted amid
great enthusiasm:
"We, the democrats of Nebraska, in
convention assembled,do hereby reaffirm
and endorse in whole and in part, in
letter and in spirit, the platform adopt
ed by the democratic, national conven
tion, held in Chicago in 189 G.
"We favor amendments to the federal
constitution, specially authorizing an
income tax and providing for the elec
tion of United States senators by a di
rect vote of the people.
"We oppose government by injunc
tion and the blacklist, and favor arbi
tration an a means of nettling disputes
between corporations and their employes.
"We observe with approval the sup
port given by democrats throughout
the country to the movement looking
toward the municipal ownership of
municipal franchises.
'"We favor the principal of the initia
tive aud referendum, wherever it can be
"We are in favor of liberal pensions to
deserving soldiers and to their depend
ents; we believe the names upon the pen
sion rolls should not be arbitrarily
dropped, and we believe, as stated in the
last national platform, that the fact of
enlistment and service should be deemed
conclusive evidence against disease and
disability before enlistment.
"We are in favor of the immediate
construction and fortification of the
Nicaraguan canal by the United States.
"We condemn the Dingley tariff law as
a trust-breeding and extortion-inviting
measure, skilfully devised for the pur
pose of giving to a few favors which
they do not deserve, and of placing up
on the many burdens which they should
not bear.
"We welcome the opportunity offered
thin year to take the federal government
out of the hands of the republican party,
which has abandoned American ideas
and American ideals, and at the com
mand of corporate wealth has plotted
against the financial independence of the
nation, has menaced the induntral inde
pendence of the individual, and now con
templates the nullification of the Declar
ation of American Independence.
il We pledge ourselves to wage an un
ceasing warefare against all the trusts —
the money trust, the industrial trust,
and the international lani-grabbing
trust. Instead of a system which would
chain our nation to the gold standard,
apd compel it to participate in disturb
ances which come to Europe, we demand
an American financial system, made by
Americans for themselves, to be secured
by the immediate restoration of the free
and unlimited coinage of gold and silver
and the present legal ratio of 16 to 1,
without waiting for the aid or consent
of any other nation.
"The republican administration has
admitted the gold standard to be un
satisfactory, by appointing a commis
sion to solicit foreign aid in restoring
the double standard; and a republican
congress, even while trying to make the
gold standard permanent, has confessed
judgment against the standard by at
tempting to revive the delusive hope of
international bimetallism.
"Instead of the system favored by the
republican party, under which national
banks are to be permitted to issue and
control the volume of paper money for
their own profit, we reiterate our de
mand for that financial system which
recognizes the government's sovereign
right to issue all money, whether coin
or paper; and we demand the retention
! of the greenbacks as they now exist, and
the retirement of national bank notes
aa rapidly as greenbacks can be substi
tuted for them.
"We believe that private monopolies
are indefensible and intolerable, and we
condemn the national administration for
its failure to enforce the present law
against the trur-ts, or to recommend a
more effective law. We favor a state
constitution which will prohibit the or
ganization of a monopoly within the
6tate, and also prevent a monopoly or-
ganized elsewhere from <!oin^ business
within the state; bat we further believe
that congress should supplement the
efforts of the state by legislation which
will require ever; corporation, before en
gaging in interstate commerce, to show
that it has no «Mt ( >r in its stock, and
tlmt " baa neither attempted in tin
past nur in attempting to monopolise
ii.iy branch <>f business or the produc
tion <>f an; article o! merchandise.
"In its platform of 1860 the republi
can party declared that the maintenance
of the principles promulgated in the
declaration of independence and en*
bodied in the federal constitution (vi*.,
that all men are created equal; that
they are endowed with certain inalien
able rights; that governments are insti
tuted to secure tli>ir rights, ami thai
governments derive their just powers
from the consent of tli>> governed), i*
essential to the preservation of republi
can institutions; but the republican
party of L9OO has placed the dollar
above the man in the construction of
governments, and is guilty of violating
the principles that it once declared to
be essential.
•'We condemn the Puerto Rico tariff
bill, recently passed by the republican
boose of representatives, as a bold and
open violation of the nation's organic
laws and a Hagrani breach of good faith.
"We assert that the constitution fol
lows the H ig, and denounce the doctrino
that an i tecutive or a congress, created
and limited by the constitution, can ex
ercise lawful authority beyond tlmt con
stitution <>r in violation of it.
"Believing that a natioa can not long
endure half republic and ball empire, we
oppose warn of conquest and colonial
"The Pilipinoe can not be citizens
without endangering our civilization;
they can not be subjects without endan
gering our form of government, and an
we are not willing to surrender our civil
ization, or convert a republic into im
empire, we favor an immediate declara
tion of the nation's purpose to give to
the Filipinos, tirst, a stable form of arov
ernment; second, independence, ami third
protection from outbids interference, an
ir has for nearly a century given protec
tion to the republics ol Central and
South America.
"We iavor the expansion ol trade by
every legitimate and lawful means, but
we are opposed to purchasing trade at
the cannon's mouth with human blood;
neither do we believe that trade secured
and held by force is worth the price that
must be [laid for it. We are in favor of
extending the nation's influence, bat we
believe that that influence should he ex
tended, not by force and violence, but
through th" persuasive power of a bigh
and honorable example.
"We oppose militarism, it imposes
upon the people an unnecessary burden,
and in a constant menace. A ■mall
standing army and a well equipped state
militia are sufficient in timeol peace; in
time of war the citizen soldier should be
a republic's defense.
"We believe with Jefferson, in peace,
comfort and bonest friendship with all
nations, and entangling alliance with
none, and we regard with apprehension
the doctrine advocated in some quarters
that this nation should, in its dealings
or diplomacy, show partiality toward
any of the European nations. Not be
cause of hostility to England, but be
cause the principles of a republic require
uh to reject, hh did our forefathers, the
theory of monarchy.
"We sympathise with tin- Boers in their
heroic effort to preserve their national
integrity. The failure of republican
leaders, who lour years a^o expressed
sympathy for the Cuban patriots, to
feel an interest in the simple of the
Dutch in South Africa, shown the para
lyzing influence of the imperial policy to
which the administration is endeavoring
to commit this country."
Populisti Foajcht Bitterly.
The populist convention was some
what turbulent from the start. Then*
were numerous candidates for evt ry po
sition and objectors to every measure.
Roll calls of the convention were fre
quent and progress Blow. The meeting
opened with a spirited contest for the
position of temporary chairman, trhteh
finally fell to \V. 11. Westoverol Cbadron.
The committee on credentials decided
againHt the claims of the middle-of-the
roaders from Omaha and ordered them
from the convention.
The position of 1). Clem Dearer of
Omaha, as member of the popnlwt na
tional committee from Nebraska, was
declared vacant, and E. E. Thomas <>f
Omaha was chosen in his place. Mr.
Deaver was ousted :<>r the reason thut
lie was "not considered a member of the
populist party.'"
After being denied admission as dele
gates to the populist convention, the
"middle-of-the roaders" held a small con
vention of their own and appointed a
Nebraska delegation to attend the pop
ulirft convention at Cincinnati. They
also decided to hold a State convention
in Nebraska at some date after the
Kansas City convention.
Cold Wave Over the Kockies.
Chicago, March 17. —The temperature
this morning beat all recorda for this
late in March since 1888. At 1 o'clock
this morning the thermometer registered
one below iTn. The cold wave, which
originated in the northwest had its cen
ter in this district. Chicago, Milwaukee
and Green Bay were the only places
where the temperature reached zero. The
frost filled the Chicago police stations
with lodgers and there wai a good deal
of suffering among the poor families.
The freezing weather reached as far
south as Macon, Ua., while in northern
Texas, Oklahoma and Indian Territory
heavy snow storms prevailed.
What Jones is Doing.
Washington, March 17.—Representa
tive Jones wan today directed to report
from the public lands committee the bill
recently pawned by the senate providing
for refunding £ I 2."> an acre to nettle™
who took up land* within the forfeited
railroad grants o [ Washington, Oregon
and California. This is the first time
this bill has ever been favorably con
sidered by the house committee, al
though it has several times passed the
Caught A<;uirialdo'B Secretary.
Manila, March 15. — Flures.Aguinaldo':*
Monetary of war, has surrendered to
■ (.ien. Mac-Arthur. Aguinaldo's infant
I Bon, who was captured in November and
who has been suffering from smallpox, is

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