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EitabliHhed, 1577. Entered at the postoffice at
Collax as second class mutter.
Six Months, postage paid One Dollar
One Year, postage paid. Two Dollars
Twenty-five por cent discount for
advance payment.
The south is ringing for expansion.
Protection has started southern devel
opment, and business men there know
that we must have foreign markets in
which to sell our surplus products.
The public debt is decreasing at a
rapid rate notwithstanding extraordin
ary expenses for the Philippine trouble.
Duriug the last democratic administra
tion the public debt increased, in time of
peace, m just about the same ratio that
it now decreases.
The treasury statement for the month
of February shows that the receipts of
the government were (45,631,265.08,
while the expenditures were only $.'i7,
--827,000, leaving a surplus of $7,804,
--2GJ1.08. For the eight months ending
February 28th, the surplus receipts
amounted to ?:i7,G74.78r> 22.
No man ever before made so many
direful predictions which came to naught
as has Mr. Bryan. No man ever before
found a surety of renomination in the
fact that all the disasters which he fore
saw failed to materialize and all the
benefitH he denied came to pans. This is
what the fame of the candidate who
speaks to the Palousers today is biined
The outstanding 2 per cent currency
option bonds of the United States
have recently been quoted at 103. The
2 per cent thirty-year gold bonds, which
will be issued under the new currency
bill, it is expected wiil sell at 105. These
high prices are complimentary to the
stability of the financial system of the
country, which has brought an increase
of 33 per cent in our money in circula
tion in less than four years.
Importations of manufactures will
amount to $400,<)<)(),<)<)<) in the fiscal
year which ends with June next. When
the republican party came intw power in
IHGI and inaugurated the protective
system as a permanent policy they were
barely $.40,000,000 per annum. Then
manufactures amounted to 12 per cent
of the total exports; now they form 30
per cent of the enormously increased
total. Yet there are people who will
grnvtlytell you that the country can
never have a prosperous foreign trade
so long as it retains a protective tariff.
The democrats in their far-fetched way
are making a .great spread over the
Puerto Rican tariff. The people of the
Palouse country should have lived here
long enough to understand that a dem
ocratic argument should not be thought
of among politically respectable people.
If there is any difference between a cal
amity howling democrat and a calamity
howling populist The Gazette would be
pleased to hear of it. A democrat is a
populist for office. A populist is a dem
ocrat for office. They are both for
Office, but too weak to win—fusion or
no fusion.
Money makes the mare go, and money
goes when the democratic donkey is
running. Watch our per capita circula
tion dwindle away during President
Cleveland's last term: 1894, f24.28;
1895, $22 93; 1896, $21.10. Now
watch it grow again while the republi
can team of thoroughbreds—protection
and prosperity—are in the traces: 1897,
922 49; 1898, $L>4.71 ; 1899, $25.60.
A pretty game of seesaw, isn't it?
Down, down, down goes the money
circulation under democracy, and up,
up, up it eoee during a republican ad
The Japanese minister of finance has
solved a great mystery. In 1898 a
committee composed of representatives
of the popocratic and "silver republi
can " party went to Japan for the pur
pose of reporting to the people of the
United States upon the workings of the
gold standard in that country, but
somehow their report was never heard
of. Now the Japanese minister of
finance comes to the front with an elab
orate official report in which he says
the gold standard lias been of great
advantage to all classes in Japan, which
fact may account for the failure of the
eelf-appointed commission of American
patriots to find material with which to
report against the gold standard.
The "forces opposed to republican
ism," aud especially Mr. Bryan in hie
■peeches, has much to say about Lin
coln and Sumner and other great repub
licans of earlier days as interpreters of
the constitution and the declaration of
independence. When these statesmen
were among the living the democrats
had no use for their opinions or their
policies. With a bitterness that seems '
Btrange in contrast with present mouth- !
ings they opposed every measure that !
Lincoln advocated and denounced Sum
ner a 8 a destructive radical. To claim
to be on the same side now is a queer
self-reversal. Bryan's favorite oratori- '
cal device is to range himself in com- !
pany with all the great men of the past,
assuming that they would stand pre
cisely where he does on every current
issue. If Bryan and the Bryanites de
eire to go into history why not refer to
Jefferson's Louisiana purchase, .luck
sou's connection with the transfer of
Florida and Polks relation to territory
acquired from Mexico? Why not turn
to the expansion of the nation to the
slope of the Pacific, where now are
countless happy homes, and which was
fought even more bitterly and with as
little sense than as is the expansion of the
nation todaj? Democrats who announce
that they are in line with Lincoln take
no account of the progress of the nation
or the naturally changed conditions
which result from the passage of years.
They are thirty-five years'behind the
Must Have a New Issue.
Democracy and populism—which are
widely divergent in principle—have been
roaring to high heaven for several days
about the Puerto Kican tariff bill. The
gentlemen and ladies of the opposition
have discarded all other howls, yells,
kicks and growls that they have made
so much of in the pant to take up this
new tad. It in unnecessary to say that
populism is visionary and not practical,
and that democracy in these days is
other than populism and just as unprac
tical. History shows it in both cases.
Is there a man or is there a woman who
really desires a return to Grover Cleve
land and popolistic times?
The Puerto Rico tariff act is the only
peg the democrats and populists now
hang their hats on. The burning issues
of the past—initiative and referendum,
free silver at "1G to 1 ', government
ownership of body and eoul—are for
gotten in the scramble to discredit the
administration. Our friends the enemy
have long ago acknowledged that their
calamity howl of 1896 is null and void.
Of necessity they must find something
new, and they have alighted like buz
zards on the Puerto Rican tariff bill,
dropping all the "burning" issues of
the past. This is the bill at which the
darts of populism and democracy are
levelled. The Gazette has it through
the courtesy of Representative W. L.
Jonee, who by the grace of republican
ism, has supplanted Wheat Chart■ Joms:
" An act temporarily to provide rev
enues for the inland of Puerto Rico, and
other purposes.
" Whereas the people of Puerto Rico
have been deprived of markets for a
large portion of their product?, and
have lost property and crops by Bevere
and unusual storms, whereby they are
impoverifahed and are unable to pay
internal revenue and direct taxes; and
whereas temporary revenue is necessary
for their schools, their roads and their
internal improvements, aud the adminis
tration of their government: now, there
fore, be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the United
States of America in congress assembled,
that the provisions of this act shall
apply to the islands of Puerto Rico and
to the adjacent islands and waters
of the islands lying east of the seventy
fourth meridian of longitude west of
Greenwich, which was ceded to the
United States by the government of
Spain by treaty concluded April 11,
1899; and the name Puerto Rico, ac
used in this act, shall be held to include
not only the island of that name, but
all the adjacent islands as aforesaid.
"Section 2. That on and after the pass
age of this act the same tariffs, customs,
and duties shall be levied, collected, and
paid upon all articles imported into
Puerto Rico from ports other
those of the United States which are
required by law to be collected upon
articles imported into the United States
from foreign countries.
"Section .'5. That on and after the
passage of this act all merchandise
coming into the Doited States from
Puerto Kico and coining into Puerto
Rico from the United States shall be
entered at the several ports of entry
upon payment of fifteen per centum of
the duties which are required to be
levied, collected and paid upon like
articles of merchandise imported from
foreign countries; and in addition thereto
upon articles of merchandise of Puerto
Kican manufacture coming into the
United States and withdrawn for con
sumption or sale upon payment of a
tax equal to the internal revenue tax
imposed in the I pited States upon the
like articles of merchandise of domestic
manufacture; such tax to be paid by
internal revenue stamp or stamps to be
purchased and provided by the commis
sioner of internal revenue at or most
convenient to the port of entry of said
merchandise in the United States, and
to be affixed under such regulations as
the commissioner of internal revenue,
with the approval of the secretary of
the treasury shall prescribe; aud on all
articles of merchandise of United States
manufacture coming into Puerto Rico
in addition to the duty above provided
upon payment of a tax equal in rate
and amount to the internal revenue tax
imposed in Puerto Rico upon the like
articles of Puerto Riean manufacture.
'• Section 4. That the duties and taxes
collected in Puerto Rico in pursuance of
this act, less the cost of collecting the
same, and the gross amount of all col
lections of duties and taxes in the
Lmted States upon articles of mer
chandise coming from Puerto Rico,
shall not be covered into the general
fund of the treasury, but shall be held
as a separate fund, and shall be placed
at the disposal of the president to be
used for the government r lD d benefit of
I uerto Rico until otherwise provided by
law. J
'Section 5. This act shall be taken
and held to be provisional in its purposes
and intended to meet a pressing present
need for revenue for the island of Puerto
Rico, and shall not continue in force
after the first day of March, 1002."
The insincerity of democratic preten
sions is illustrated by their performances
in the house of representatives on the
Porto Rican matter. On the day of the
passage of the bill temporarily 'regulat
iuß the tariff relations between the
island and the United States they were
rending the air with their shrieks in
favor of the Porto Ricans and demand
ing freedom of trade between that is
land and the United States. The next
day the president gent to the house a
message proposing to return to the
I'orto Ricana every dollar they had been
paid in duties collected on their pro
ducts since the United States took pos
session of the island, and all that «bnli
be collected in future, thus giving them
practically what the democrats ha 3
clamored for and a handsome lump sum
of over $2,000,000 for immediate relief
of their sufferings. Yet, behold those
same democrats who on Thursday were
demanding thin very same thing in
priuciple, on Friday bending every
energy to defeat it by speeches, by fili
bustering, by trekery of all sorts, by
fair means or foul. No wonder the
public refuses longer to accept the utter
ances of leaders of such a party as sin
cere or worthy of serious consideration.
The Inited States in rapidly becoming
a "creditor nation."' With the pros
perity brought about through a system
of protective tariff and a declaration
for sound money, has come an enor
mous reduction in our indebtedness
abroad, and now our business men are
actually loaning money to other parts
of the world. A $25,000,000 loan has
just been made by New York capitalists
to Russia. One especially interesting
feature of thin is the fact that much of
the money is to be expended in the
United States for the purchase of coal,
agricultural machinery, railway cars
and rails, and other products of labor
which are to be sent to Russia, $2,000,
--()0() beinj: placed in St. Louis for the
purchase of cars, another million dol
lars in Chicago for agricultural imple
ments, and still more in Pennsylvania
for railway engines and materials, thus
benefiting labor in the United States ac
well as capital. In addition to this
actual loan, it is asserted that United
States financiers offered to take the
entire loan which the British govern
ment recently put upon the market.
Building iv Seattle is about twice as
lively as it was a year ago.
Fully half the meat consumed in
Chehalis county is shipped in from the
The salmon catch in the waters about
Blame has been unusually heavy for
some weeks past.
A tract of 480 acres of land situated
near Walla Walla was sold last week for
.*.'! 1.200 or at the rate of $65 per acre.
The new building at the Fort Steila
coorn insane asylum is nearly completed.
It is over IGO feet long, three stories
and basement.
Eben Boyce, a musician, who mur
dered his wife at Tacoma six weeks ago,
was Saturday found guilty by a jury of
murder in the first degree.
A female in bloomers and schaps and
riding a horse a la clothes-pin was a com
bination that attracted attention in the
south of town last Friday, says the
Davenport Times.
The democratic state central commit
tee will meet at Spokane April 13 to fix
the time and place for holding the state
convention, to elect delegates to the
national convention.
Clarke county fruit growers have
organized for the purpose of grading
and packing the entire dried prune
product of the county. The exchange
will also establish a minimum price for
Frank Chord, a clerk in a store at
Deep creek, wan sandbagged by robbers,
but fought them off until help arrived,
when they iled without getting any
plunder. Be was knocked down four
times, but each time attacked the rob
Probably the largest yearling steer
ever sold in this county was sold last
week by Young & Co., to Frank Simp
son, the stock buyer, eaye the Asotin
Sentinel. The yearling weighed 930
pounds, and at the figure for which it
sold, 4\ cents, it brought the sellers the
neat sum of $41.8").
One hundred and thirteen varieties of
potatoes have been shipped from the
Moscow experiment station to the indus
trial agent of the 0. R. & N. Co. at
Walla Walla. They will be used to
make tests regarding yield and quality
on the company's experiment farm. The
station also sold a few steers rained
there which netted $24 per head profit.
Everj- day adds to the list of deaths
attributed to heart failure. If the
truth were told the bulk of these
deaths might be written down as due
to stomach failure. For it is in the
failure of the stomach and other organs
of digestion and nutrition, that "weak"
heart, " weak " lungs, « weak " nerves and
other forms of physicial deterioration
having their beginning. The man whose
stomach is sound, who can digest and
assimilate the food he eats, and so keep
each organ of the body well nourished^
is the man who is least liable to collapse
under the sudden weakness of some
vital organ.
The preservation of health which fol
lows the use of Dr. Pierces Golden
Medical Discovery, is chiefly due to the
fact that it perfectly and permanently
cures diseases of the stomach and organs
of digestion and nutrition, purifies the
blood and increases the blood supply of
the body. Weak people will find in this
medicine a sure means of strength.
"I was under doctors' care for quite a time "
writes Mr. J. F. Kidd, of Parnileysville, Wayne
Co., Ky. "They had almost given me up and
my suffering was very great. My pulse was
weak, breath short and I had severe pains in
back, head and legs. Had palpitation of heart
and for eleven months I was not able to do a
day's work. 1 purchased five bottles of Dr R V
Pierces Golden Medical Discovery' and by the
time the fifth bottle was gone I was a well man."
Dr. Pierces Pellets regulate the liver.
Know They Are Beaten.
Durban, March 24.—1t is learned Irom
an authentic source that the Boer lead
ers are aware that they are beaten, but
think they can hold out four or si\
months, in which time they firmly be
lieve foreign intervention will force Kng
land to grant favorable terms, including
independence. They expect Germany or
the United States to intervene. The
mission of Messrs. Wolmarens, Fischer
and Wessels to Kurope ia to hasten this,
so far as Germany is concerned. The
Boer plans include a stand at Kroon
stadt, the Vaal river and other points,
culminating in the defense of Pretoria,
which has been preparing for a siege.
The range of the guns have been tested ;
mines have been laid and the forces in
the field have not allowed themselves to
be cut off with their heavy guns, which
are needed in the forts at Pretoria. The
majority of the Transvaalers are ignor
ant of the gravity of the situation, and
though tired of remaining so long from
their farms, will fight hard, believing
that their liberty and property are at
I stake and confident of ultimate success.
British Losses in War.
London, March 2.").—The total British
losses, exclusive of the invalids sent
home are, 1(5,418 in killed, wounded and
How's This?
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney, & Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
We the undersigned, have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him
perfectly honorable in all business transac
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligation made by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, To
ledo, O.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wlulesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Price, 7~>e. per bottle.
Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Take Dr. Back's Celery, Sarsaparilla
and Dandelion Compound,the best blood
purifier and liver tonic. Only at The
Elk Drug Store.
It's a doctor's buHinesn to study
health, Doctors confidently recommend
Harper Whiskey. Sold by \V. J. Ham
ilton, ColfaXc
Brown's in town! What Brown?
Brown the plumber o
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance.
Karl's Clover Root Tea I
I „, I?e.a"tifi<"s the Complexion, Purifies the I
Hlood, gives a Fresh, Clear Skin. Cures Con- I
stipation, Indigestion, and all Eruptions of I
I the Skin.^ An agreeable Laxative Nerve I
lonic. Sf>Ul <m absolute guarantee by all I
I druggists at 25c, 50c. :md $1.00.
For sale I>y the Klk Drug Store, F.J.Stone, I'ropr
is essential in drugfl and should be the
first consideration with the purchaser or
user. Poor drugs are worse than none.
My drugs are the best that money can
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery,
Toilet Articles, Stationery,
Notions, Ktc.
(Successors to Sid Lyle)
Carry a full line of
Cigars and Tobacco
and Fruits.
Temperance Drinks in Season
Livery, Feed and Sale
Fine Turnouts of All Kinds
Best attention given to transient stock.
Horaea fed by the day or week.
Telephone Main 12.
# visit DR. JORDAN'S great
£jf The Largest An»tom!c«l Museum In the
World. Weaknesses or *ny contracted
£2i uh disease positively enred by the oldest
I&SAfeS NYI'HU.IH thoroughly eradicated
■ \\G&to from system wsihuut the use o^MercMry.
a <Y7* 6 Trusses fitted by an Expert. jKadl-
S// |l ft cnl care for Rapture. A quick and
*II ll™ radical cure for Piles. Fluur. and
Jl Fistulas, by Ut. Jordan's special pain
v AM ]ess met hods.
Consultation free and strictlyprirate. Treatment p«r
sonai y or by letter. A Fotitiv* Cure In every caie
undertaken. Write for n ,k. PHILOSOPHY .r
formra.) Call or writs
DR. JORDAN & CO., 1061 Market St.. 8. P.
SQ Q |p a Rroat Rloccinnr tn A(?o (loos not ne<*°ssaril >' mean
i 0i 0i 10 Q UlCCll DlGOOlllg 11) feebleness and ill health, and
nearly all of the sickness among
fllfi PonnlP It GiUQC Thorn older people can b<• avoided. Host elderly
UIU rCUpiCi II UIICO IIICIII people aro very susceptible to illi
but it is wholly unnecessary. By keep
NOW Rlnnf! and I ifQ iQg their blood puro they can fortify themselves
llClf UIUUU ullU Lllui so as to escape throe-fourths of the ailments
from which they sutler so generally. S S S. ii
the remedy which will keep their systems young. l>v purifying the blood,
thoroughly removing all waste accumulations, and impart
/nKi ing now strength and life to the whole body. It mere
ll^r ie aPPCtite, builds up the energies, and si nds new hit
jHr^^'dflgH giving blood throughout the entire systt-m
SfT^hßli lE^y Mrs. Sarah Pike, 477 Broadway. South Boston, writ.s :
V^ =y ' *i, i "I am seventy years old, and had nol enjoyed good health
\K /^^^i or twenty years. I was sick in different ways, and in
v^r\v_'*^4» — Edition, had Eczema terribly on one of my legs, The
doctor sail that on account of my age, I would never 1»»
w*'Hasail! 1 took a dozen bottles of S. S. S and it cur.. 1 me
completely, ami I am happy to say that
I feel as well as I ever did in my life." *JffcSk' <
Mr. J. \V. Loving, of Colquitt, Ga., says: "For^ eight- &^
eon years I Buffered tortures from a fiery eruption on V
my skin. I tried almost every known remedy, but they I^^ -,t I
failed one by one, and I was told that my ago, which is I Js3|r f
sixty six, was against me, and that I could never hope W V/- 1 S y 1
to be well again. I finally took S. S. S., and it cleansed 'ft A^
my blood thoroughly, and now lam in perfect health." iJßlffi'li' /
is the only remedy which can build up and strengthen '^fet'dj^L-l
old people, because it is the only one which is guaranteed i*^**^ <
free from potash, mercury, arsenic and other damaging
minerals.* It is made from roots and herbs, and has no chemicals whatevd
in it. S. S S. cures the worst cases of Scrofula, Cancer. Eczema, Rheum&tiMn,
Tetter, Open Sores. Chronic Ulcers, Boils, or any other disease of the bltw I.
Books on these diseases will be sent free by Swift .Sji.iiic (Jo., Atlanta, (ia
Dr. John Benson,
ialties: Chronic diseases and diseases of
women and children. Calls to any part of
the county promptly answered. Office n
Colfax Hardware building.
Cal. M. Boswell,
found at office over B&rrolTe hardware store,
or at residence on Mill Street, when nut
professionally absent. Telephones—Office
492, residence 493b
Wilson Johnston, M. 1).
Diseases of the
Office hours, 9t012 a. m., 2tosp. m. Office,
Rooms (J and 7, Pioneer Building.
Dr. A. E. Stnht,
Rooms 7 and 8, Colfax Hdw. Co. Bldg.
Win free & McCroskey,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Offices over the
First National Bank. Telephone No. 24.
M. O. Reed,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will practice in
State or Federal courts of Washington,
Idaho or Oregon.
W rm. A. Ininan,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Will do all kinds
of legal business. Office with H. W. Guff,
Ellis block.
H. W. Can Held,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Frater
nity Block, Rooms 9 and 10.
S. J. Chadwick,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offices- in Waite
AY. J. Bryant,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office, Room 6,1
Pioneer block.
J. N. Pickrell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office in Frater
nity block, Rooms 4 and 5.
James G. Combs,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Oflice-Room 11,
Fraternity block.
C. M. Kincaid,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office-Room No.
7. Pioneer block.
G. A. Chapman, I). I). S.
DENTIST. Graduate Ohio College Dental
Surgery. Office over Colfax Hardware Cor
Dr. E. 11. Bently,
DENTIST. Best teeth, $10 per set. Pain
less extraction, 50 cents.
J. C. Berry,
DENTIST. Over Colfax Hardware Com
pany's store.
You and your Horse
will l>e treated right a^
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded at reason
able rates.
H. M. LIDDLE, Propr.
Going to Build?
If bo, you «iil save money
by vieitiois
Codd's Sawmill
before placing unv orders
for building material.
Sash, Doors, Blimk
Moulding, Window Glass,
and building material <>f )i!! kimln kept
couHtantly on ham]. Kiln Pried LumluT
a specialty. Estimates promptly fur
nisbed and money eared f->r you in
bailding operations.
Express and Drayman
Will haul your freight or move your
floods and chattels
O. R. & N.
Depart For Arr. Prom
From Colfax.
Portland, Pendleton,
Ban Francisco, Den
ver, Omaha, Bt Loots,
11:10 a.m. ami East via Oregon 3:50 a.m.
7:45 p.m. Snort Line. . p.m.
Spokane, Bt. Panl, Dn
-3:55p.m. luth, Chicago and East li.ioa.m.
;i:soa.m. via Great Northern 7:46 p.m.
ll::'.oa.m. Pullman and Moscow 10:45 a.m.
8:15 p.m. 3:40 p m.
8:00 p.m. Columbia River p.m.
Ex. Sun. Steamers. Ex. Hun
Saturday To Astoria and Way
-10:00 p.m. Landings
Willamette River.
6:00 a.m. OregonClty.Newberg, 4:30 p.m.
Ex. .Sun. Salem <t way Land's Ex. Sun
Willamette and Yam
-7:00a.m. hill Riven i p.m
Tue, Thur. Oregon City, Dayton, Mon. Wed
and Bat anil Way Landings and Fri.
6:00 a.m. Willamette River. 1:30 pan
Tue, 'lluir. I'ortland to Corvallis Mon. Wed.
and Sat. and Way Landings an<l Fri.
Lt. Kiparia. Lv. Lewi
Daily Snake River. Daily
1:20 p.m. Riparia to Lewiston 8.30 a m.
Ocean steamships sail from Portland for
San Francisco every five days.
General Passenger Airent. Portland. (-^^,,o.
/ZtfH>\ The Shortest,
\%S?vy hissoiri
And All Pointß East
Pullman Sleeping Cars,
Elegant Dining Cars,
Tourist Sleeping Cars,
and BUTTE.
And All Points
Thrcugh tickets to Japan and Chiua, via
Tacoma and Northern Pacific Steamship Co.
For further information, time cards, mapa
and tickets, call on or write
Railway and European Steanahip Agent
Colfax, Washington,
A. D Charlton, Assistant General Passenger
Agent, N0.255 Morrison street, corner Third.
Portland, Orecon.

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