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We announce to the Ladies of this community our
for 1900, commencing
Thursday, April 2(5 ''"^^ Saturday, May 19
In this naif we will show a special line of latent designs manufactured for us
by the leading New England millH. We have eight special lota, as a part of this
great purchase, and trust you will take the time to look it over carefully We are
proud of our reputation on this line of merchandise, and wish to thank the ladies
upon whose good will and patronage onr success has been achieved in the miHt
and will be maintained in the future. A full line of '
Drawers, Gowns, Skirts and Corset Covers.
Come in and see them—we know you will be pleased.
Money back if goods art not satisfactory.
The Place to Save Money.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
0, itP^vi ' The laßt shipment having just arrived,
V'xJSp* . -~:- ' we areshowing a complete line of Ladies'
k yß&k^'^^iJ lJ railor Suits. We guarantee them to be
\ ;'^>% -yfM^^' 'llr^ the beßt values in tnie market and of the
*4F t Tf&ftFi 1 tl'l\\ /,«■*% latest styles. Eton Jackets and Skirts
>V"7"X I vfrpHf//jA"' vW «C^ C? witn double box plait.
\l )W'^"'{^f^^^€'^lfksr\ We aleo offer Borne excellent bargains
irl-rlr ~w \' V^'U in Ladieß'Shirt Waiet *> lrom •r>° cents
/f\ y-*^fc^-£> \l |^% I m As "Special" for this week we have the
/.\ '-'■(. sJB||L '-2mj*t' celebrated "Hudson Boys' Ribbed Hoee"
} j^p ft t 15 cents per pair, sold for 25 cents at
' \ i Jaia ti'Sis' other places.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
We are Headquarters for
Poultry Supplies. Wholesale and Retail.
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r^ . l t-< i Write for Prices.
Groceries aild Feed, Poultry and Produce Wanted.
l'hone Main ti 1. Free Delivery. Colfax, Washington.
\\; General Hardware
:; IV» I aild Crockery.
(iv :>-SJi Contractors' Supplies and
f^&tfJi Builders' Hardware
A ' ''v^W? vT?h-' of the best manufacture, and made from
\ S*4rr''-J i "til '• c bef>t materials, are to be found in
■\\\\\ v 4 &H& > • our superior stcck of hardware in any
/'E V V'vV-vTv ■ V<r^?^?tV'-. quantity desired ready to meet the de
rv'V c' -r~^^■''•' "iand of consumers at all times. We
S^\/ypf- ..'^rpSSL.* ; liave made our prices as low as possible
~~^*^ kLrJI- "'"-"■ f-° r the buildin S season, and you will
: —v=^l^: "- nnd tnat tupy cannot be competed with
copvr,.^ l^3l-Jt* r. -%..-.^».v,^ for quality.
It will pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of ite features:
No Buns to Wear Out. No Clears. Only Six Bearings.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
All sizes up to 3^ tone capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CARLEY IKON WOKKS, Colfax, Wash.
Hotel ColfaX, J- D- H^n, Proprietor
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
ot. \ incent's Academy
A select Boarding School for younc girlc.
Gives a thorough education in all English
branches. Music, Fancy Work, Languages,
etc. No compulsion with regard to religious
Correspondence solicited.
FOR 1000.
McDonald Squirrel Gun
Improved over last year. No more
rubber hose to burn out. Found at
all leading Hardware stores.
Cheapest and Surest way
to get Rid of Squirrels.
If directions are followed money refunded if
it does not do the work. GREAT SELLER. Any
hardware company wishing to investigate, write
forterms. Q _ H ICKEY,
Box J2O, Walla Walla, Washington
Gathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Conies From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, April 25.
Kansas populists instructed for Bryan.
Alabama democrats instructed for
In a Chicago labor riot one man was
killed und six injured.
Only 27 of 57 Colorado counties were
represented at the populist state con
vention. A committee of 15 was ap
pointed to name delegates to the Bryan
convention at Sioux Falls.
Addressing the Sunflower league at
Wichita, Kansas, Allen O. Myers, Ohio
democrat, following W. J. Bryan's
speech, said: "The country is fast go
ing io destruction, and Mark Hanna,
wm. McKinley and Great Britain ar<>
driving it." Pointing to Bryan, tie
continued: "You may be elected, sir, by
a million majority, but they will not
permit you to take the presidential
chair. Look at the fate of William Goe
bel in Kentucky. Men whose pastime is
bribery find in murder an amusement
Ohio was bought in 1890, the country
waß bought and it will be bought again
in 1900, and Mark"Hunna's reward for
it is a seat in the United States senate.
The masses of the country would per
mit the encroachments of the classes,
until finally too late for a restoration
of rights by the ballot. Then the sword
and gun, violence, with revolution—a
new order of things."
Thursday, April 2«.
Alabama democrats named W. D.
Samford for governor.
Engagement of General Joe Wheeler
and Mrs. Geo. W. Childa of Philadelphia
is reported.
Foreign wheat shipments from Port
land for the week ending today were
137,138 bushels.
Twenty-two hundred employes of the
New York Central railroad at Buffalo
struck for higher wages.
"Theodore Roosevelt for president in
L 904," was the slogan of the Chicago
Marquette club at a banquet.
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians
was introduced to the secretary of the
interior by General Miles. Chief Joseph
asked if his band would be returned to
their old reservation in Oregon. The
secretary stated that the Indian bureau
had made an adverse report on this pe
tition, but he would personally investi
gate the subject.
The house committee on Indian affairs
directed a favorable report on the bil!
allowing ludians in the Indian Territory
to emigrate to Mexico, the emigration
to be under the direction of the secre
tary of the interior and in bands of 300.
Mexico gives the Indians an opportunity
to return to their tribal relations anil
nomadic habits and they prefer this to
the restrictions now imposed upon them
and also as a means of avoiding the
spread of tuberculosis and other dis
eases which have decimated them of
Friday, April 27.
Gold begins to go abroad, and prices
of iron products break sharply.
Two men were badly hurt in a Chica
go labor riot, being hit with bricks.
Shingle mills on the Sound abandoned
the effort to keep up association prices
and they fell 12 cents a thousand.
Lebanon Banking Company at Leb
anon, Oregon.closed doors owing $9000.
They say they will pay out with a little
The senate voted upon the resolution
declaring Nathan B. Scott to be entitled
to his seat in the senate from West Vir
ginia. The number of votes in the nega
tive was only three.
The first detachment of regular troops
that have served two years active ser
vice in the Philippines to be returned to
this country arrived at San Francisco.
They are the home battalion of the
Fourteenth regiment.
The senate in executive session ratified
the treaty with Spain extending for six
months the time in which Spanish resi
dents of the Philippines may decide
whether they will remain subjects of
Spain or become citizens of the Philip
Saturday, April 28.
Valley of the Brazos river in Texas is
almost a lake. Damage is immense.
Thirty thousand persons took part in
a socialist May-day parade at New York.
Governor Taylor's appeal was filed in
the supreme court over the Kentucky
M. Prislein beat the world's record at
broad jump, at Philadelphia, clearing
2±sfeet 7' 4 inches. Former record was
24 feet 4J{ inches, made by A. C. Kraenz
An important decision of the inter
state commerce commission was filed re
ducing the rail rates on sugar shipments
from California east. The rate to Kear
ney, Nebraska, was made CO cents a
ton instead of 99 cents.
Admiral Dewey says he sees no reason
for hurrying his political statement de
nning his views; but he says he has an
nounced he is a democrat, and the fact
that it is known he will be an opponent
of Bryan at the Kansas City convention
should suggest plainly where he stands.
The excess reserve reported by the
New York clearing-house banks now
amounts to $10,074,275, a gain of $2,
--179,900 during the week. The per capita
circulation of the United States is now
at the highest point of its history and
is increasing. As business is not ex
pending proportionately there is nothing
strange in the spectacle of a small per
centage of idle capital seeking better in
vestment returned elsewhere. It will be
useless to predict the volume which the
present export movement will assume, if
indeed, it continues, but since money
commands better terms abroad, and
there is certainly a surplus beyond pres
ent needs here, there would be nothing
surprising in a continued movement for
some time to come. But this does not
n: imply weakness or unfavorable trade
' conditions. On the contrary, it reveals
the inherent financial strength of the
Sunday, April 29.
Flood situation in Texas is improv
Bryan slipped into Chicago a day
ahead of Dewey and held a conference
with the democratic executive commit
Democratic prophets center on New
\ork, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois as the
debatable ground in the presidential
campaign. They of course say they
will carry all of them.
Governor Taylor of Kentucky return
ed to thut state from Washington. He
said he returned to silence the yellow
papers who have said he was attempting
to escape an indictment.
Steam collier Willamette took fire
from a cargo of lime in Seattle harbor
and was sunk to quench the flames.
This was successful and the steamer
raised with little damage.
Monday, April 30.
Illinois populists instructed for Bryan.
The president signed the Hawaiian
Woodworkers, 800 strong, struck at
Town of Ames, Michigan, was practi
cally wiped out by a forest fire.
Five of the defendants charged with
complicity, or as accessories in the mur
der of William Goebel were arraigned
before Judge Cantrill at Frankfort, Ky.
They were republican Secretary of State
Caleb Powers, Captain W. Davis, Har
land Whittaker, W. 11. Culton and Rich
ard Combs (colored). AH entered pleas
of not guilty.
A statement just compiled by the war
department shows that from July 1,
I^9B, when the American troops reached
Manila, until April 27, 1900, these
deaths have occurred: Killed in action,
43 officers and 552 men; died of disease,
2G officers and 1G35 men; total, 69 of
ficers and 2187 men; grand total, 225 G.
Severalthousand men have been wound
ed, but only a small percentage have
died of their wounds, and most of them
have returned to duty.
Admiral Dewey was royally received
at Chicago, where he arrived to celebrate
Dewey day, May 1, the second anniver
sary of the battle of Manila bay. Be
ing invited by a delegation of Canadians
to be present at a reception to be given
in his honor at Port Stanley, Ontario,
the admiral said: "Of all the evidences
of good will shown me since my arrival
in New York last October, none has
touched me more deeply than this. We
are of the same blood. There is but
slight differences between us, and I want
to say that the one man who stood at
my back during those trying days at
Manila was an Englishman. But for his
support, and the moral courage he in
spired me with, I don't know what
would have happened. I refer to Sir
Charles Seymour."
Tuesday, May 1.
Michigan democrats instructed for
Alaskan civil code bill was passed by
the senate.
Governor Allen of Puerto Rico was
formally inaugurated.
Former President Dole has been se
lected as the first governor of Hawaii.
Philadelphia mint coined 9,831,100
pieces in April, valued at 112,954,480.
It was a record breaker in number.
The aggregate stock of wheat held at
Portland, Tacoma and Seattle increased
134,000 bushels last week. Portland,
cash price, 53; Tacoma 53.
For the first time during the 50 years
of agitation of the project for the con
struction of an inter-oceanic canal, the
house of representatives entered upon
consideration of a measure to actually
authorize the building of a canal.
Annual May day strikes are on at
many eastern points, though none are
large ones. At Buffalo, N. V., 700 more
car repairers joined the strike of yester
day on the New York Central, and 550
Lackawanna and 150 Nickel Plate shop
men went out. At Omaha all union car
penters struck, demanding and eight
hour day and an increase in pay from
35 cents to 40 cents an hour. One
thousand workingmen struck at Kansas
City for increased wages. Eight hun
dred Minneapolis woodworkers decided
to go out tomorrow because employers
retuse to discharge their non-union work
men. Nearly 3,000 men are reported
out at Philadelphia, affecting every
branch of the building trades. All St.
Paul plumbers struck for shorter hours
and better pay. The eight-hour day was
established in almost every district of
New England. May day in the recollec
tion of the labor leaders in New Eng
land had never been so full of encour
agement as that which ended tonight.
There were few strikes, and these small
Many Insurgents Killed and Few
American Casualties.
Manila, April 26. -About 300 of the
enemy have been killed recently in North
Ilocos, including Dodd's fight and the
attack on Batoc, April 16, when froji
600 to 700 rebels, a quarter of whom
were armed with rifles, determinedly at
tacked the Americans, charging their
positions and fighting at close quarters.
The engagement lasted all the afternoon,
the enemy burning the town, but they
were repulsed after the arrival of Ameri
can reinforcements.
The insurgents generally are aggress
ive in that province. They captured an
American provision wagon near Lapo.
The Americans, having obtained evi
dence that alcaldes of Mago, Lingaspal,
Labugas and Sinait were holding treach
erous communications with the insur
gents.imprisoned them and burned Lapo
town hall.
There have been several minor fights
in the province, including an attack by
200 insurgents on Lavag April 17, 40
of whom were killed and 80 were cap
The officers report that the men of the
Thirty-third regiment and Third cavalry
behaved splendidly under very trying
circumstances. There were no American
casualties at Batoc, where 180 insur
gents were killed and 70 captured.
Hazelwood ice cream. Mrs. L. E.
Fuller, agent.
Terrible Coal Mine Disaster at
Town of ScofiehM'tah.
Hetween Three Hundred and Four
Hundred in the Trap, Few of
Whom Ktuaped Alive.
Scofield, Rah, May I.—The most
terrible mine disaster in the west oc
curred here thin forenoon in mine No. 1
of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company
by explosion. .One hundred and thirty
seven dead bodies of. miners have al
ready been recovdreU, although the work
of rescue woe greatly retarded by the
fire damp following the exptifeipn. Few
Over Two Hundred Dead.
Scofield, I'tah, May 2.— At 10:30 this
morning, 24 hours after the great dis
aster, 201 dead bodies have been re
covered from the exploded mine.
It is known that between 300 and 400
men entered the mines and it is also
known that a great majority of them
have been killed. The appalling nature
of the disaster had not fully downed on
the people at this place last right as the
company kept grief stricken wives and
children away from the scene of opera
All night long lights were kept burn
ing in every home in Scofield and the
winter quarters, and the moans of
mothers and the piteous cries of many
orphans were heartrending. The two
camps have always been conspicuous
for the large number of married men
employed. This fact makes the disaster
more appalling and far-reaching in its
results. Several families have been
robbed of all their male representatives.
In the Hunter family seven are missing.
Among the dead are about 20 young
boys who acted as couplers and trap
Sister Fell Dead at The News.
The first body taken out today was
that of Walter Clark, a young man who
forced hie way into the mine yesterday
to rescue his two brothers. Lizzie (lark,
1G years old, sister of Walter Clark, fell
dead at her mother's feet when she heard
of her brother's death.
It is said that the rescuing party has
40 bodies piled up in the tunnel which
will be brought out at one trip.
At Salt Lake the supply of coffins has
been exhausted. Additional coffins have
been ordered from Provo and Ogden
and an order for 75 more has been
placed in Denver.
Active measures of relief are being ta
ken here by the state and county offic
ials and several subscription lists have
been started. Armour & Co., through
their local agent have donated a ship
ment of beef, bacon and canned goods.
Dead Will Keach 250.
Scofield, Utah, May 2.—Latest figures
figures on the great mine disaster indi
cate that the dead will reach 250 out of
300 men io the mine.
Loss Will Reach Fully Twenty Mil
lion! of Dollars.
Ottawa, Out., April 27.—At 5 o'clock
the fire which has raged here and at
Hull, across the river, since 11 o'clock
yesterday morning was under control.
For 18 hours the fire has raged, with
the people of two cities powerless to
check its ravages. Engines were brought
from Montreal and from all cities within
reach, but they came too late to be of
much assistance.
Today the people are in a dazed state.
Thousands upon thousands of them are
helpless, all the big manufacturing plants
of the two towns are destroyed, and
there is no work for those who are with
out food and without shelter. Railroad
and telegraphic arrangements have been
broken, and it will be with the greatest
difficulty that order will be brought out
of the frightful chaos that now prevails.
The total loss will amount to twenty
millions of dollars or more.
In Ottawa 2,000 buildings have been
In Hull 1,800 buildings were burned.
Fully 15,000 people have lost their
homes, and when one considers that the
combined population of the two cities is
not 75,000, one can imagine the distress
that will follow the great catastrophe.
The Dominion government at a cab
inet meetingtoday,decided to give $100,
--000 to relieve the sufferers of the Ottawa
and Hull fires.
The city council has decided to irive
The losses in both cities by fire are
epitomized as follows:
Buildings destroyed in Ottawa, On
tario, 2,500.
Buildings destroyed in Hull, Quebec,
Total loss to both cities, $20,000,
Total insurance, both cities, $12,000,
Number of persons homeless, 15,000.
Number of lives lost, 12.
So Thinks Wharton Barker the
Philadelphia, April 29.—Interest has
l been aroused in the approaching popul
ist convention to be held in Cincinnati
May 9, owing to the possibility of that
party turning its back upon W.J.Bryan.
According to Wharton Barker, who has
received the endorsement of some of the
populist state conventions for president,
there will be between 800 and 1000 dele
gates at the Cincinnati convention, the
majority coming from south, west and
central west.
Asked as to the effect of his nomina
tion for president by the populists on
Mr. Bryan's candidacy, Mr. Barker said.
"There can be no longer a doubt in the
mind of anyone who considers the situa
tion that at least 1,500,000 of the 2,
--000,000 populist votes cast for Mr.
Bryan in 1896 will this year be lost to
him and cast for the presidential candi
date of the people's party. That the
democratic leaders know this fact is
made clear by the course of Hill, Patti
eon, Gorman and their associates. The
democrats will probably give the nor
ination to some one else, aad that invite
the gold democrats bark into the fold."
Mr. Barker wonted the idea ol a ntrone
opposition to President McKinley at the
republican contention in ttii^ city He
asserted that the president's Irieodacon
trol tbemacbinery of the party, and that
be would be renominated.
Mr. l?arkt>r hiivh be thinks the popal
istsbaTea Bghting chance to win tho
pn-Hidential fl«i,t. With MeKinley.Brjaa
juiii Barker a* tho candidates, belpc
heyes the former will win, but with Brrao
not in the race McKinley'a prospects will
be liHH bright.
•i think, 1 said Mr. Barker, "Bryan Is
tne man the republicans would like nom
Filipino OJlicial Captured.
Manila, April 2&_llaj. (ien. Lloyd
wneaton reports that Senator Paterno
the former president of the Philippine
bo called cabinet, was captured in toe
mountains near Trinidad, province ol
Bengoet, April 25. Paterno recently,
through relatives i,» Manila, requested
and received permission to enter the
American lines, hut failed to appear
His relations explained that be bad been
me* a long time an.] wan an invalid 11,.
was brought to San Fernando on a litter
ambulance by soldiers of tlr- Forty
eighth regiment.
Garrison of Thirty were Fiercely At
tacked By Hie Filipino*.
Manila, Hay 2.—The American garri
son of Catabi?, in the island of Bamar
consisting of 30 men belonging to toe
Forty-third regiment, luih been attacked
by rebels. Twenty oi the Americana
were killed. The remainder wen- rc*
The Americana were quartered inCato
big church, which the enemy, numbering
several huudivd men, surrounded and
attacked. The American! fought for
two days and then the rebels managed
to ignite the roof of the church, and it
burned away and finally fell upon those
inside the edifice. The uullh remained
intact, however, and were uml iih a
shelter by the besieged Americans for
three da.yn longer, the enemy attacking
the building on all Hides at once. The
Americana continued tiring from the
windows and doors of the church and
did good execution among the Filipinos.
Itmestimated that over 200 of the
latter were killed, many of the dead
bodies having been removed from the
Bceneof the fighting. After five days'
resistance by the Americans, a lieutenant
and eight men arrived from !.»an and en
gaged the besiegers, who thereupon re
tired. The fortunate arrival of these re
inforcements prevented the annihilation
of the American force entrenched in the
church, who had repeatedly declined to
surrender when ordered. The lOmirviv
ore were without food, had little ammu
nition and were exhausted when relieved.
City of Waco Inundated and Sev-
eral liives Ijom.
Waco, Tex., April 27.-A eloodlmrat
accompanied by a high wind descended
upon this city at noon todaj and the
n-Hiilt ia that eight people are known to
have perished in the city limits and
property valued at several thousand
dollars Ihih been destroyed or injured.
The Ktorni commenced ai I o'clock
this afternoon and the water (ell from
the clouds in vaHt sheets, one cloudburst
following the other, the water coones
rising about the divides and uniting in
to a sea, foaming and raging. The peo
ple in the portion of the city suffering
most Bed from their booses. The tire
men and police and hundreds of citizen**
rashed to the rescue, but the water wan
too swift for them. The main Bosqoe
and its tributaries are overflowing a
large district and ruining valuablecrops
The Brazos river is lo feet above the
danger mark and is still rising. The
property lose in Waco will be fully $50 -
The undertaker* are collecting the
dead. As the city in divided into sec
tions by the high water and communica
tion cut off between the various divis
ions a complete list oi the dead at this
hour can not be given. Boats are being
uned in the principal streets on the south
Hide to take people to places of Hafety.
Tornado Created Havoc.
Dallas, Texan, April 27.—A tornado
passed through Johnson and Hill coun
ties today, causing terrible destruction.
The town of Blum was partially destroy
ed and several persons fatally injured.
A daughter of Dr. Hanks had a scant
ling driven through her body and is in a
dying condition. An H year-old daughter
of D. P. Hunt had both legs broken.
The public school house was wrecked
and two pupils badly hurt. About a
dozen dwelling houses were destroyed
and the Baptist church wrecked.
Carter Begins His Term.
Leavenworth, Kan., April 27.—Oberlin
M. Carter, late captain U.S. A., arrived
at the federal prison here at 7:.'iO o'clock
this evening, under guard of Lieutenant
Thomas Haker, Fifteenth infantry, cor
poral and three soldiers. By "special
orders issued from the department of
justice newspaper men were not per
mitted to interview the prisoner, who
was immediately dressed in the prison
garb of gray and assigned to a cell. His
prison number is "2W.U," and he is now
the occupant of cell No. 420. When the
late army officer begins the monotonous
grind of prison life tomorrow morning it
will be as a prison bookkeeper, for he
has been assigned to this task in the
harness, broom, shoe repairing and car
pet weaving shops, which are in the third
story of the big east building.
Democrats t ilibusterpd.
Washington, April 27—At an ioform
al meeting of the senate steering com
mittee today the member* of the demo
cratic committee served notice on the
republicans that the shipping subsidy
■ and army reorganization bills must be
! laid over until next session or the demo
: crata would filibuster and keep congress
| from adjourning until late in the sum
. mer. The republicans wanted an ad
journment before the Philadelphia con
vention and were compelled to agree, al
though they gave up the army bill with
especial reluctance, for the shipping bill
waß known to be practically dead. This
session of congress will adjourn probably
about June 10.

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