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JQ| We Bid for
O^ Your Business
/f^O on the meritß of our merchandise. We aim to
[$&%^/h/i/fki\ 8P" tlie l)est th'H country produces in our par-
Wfflfawl/l'wMfWk. ticular lines, hut we do not lose Right of the
mmmwPMW \ fa. c( that n. ot pvery mnn can aff(ml to buy the
SWw/ ■!:' lliw''\ <\ "'tthee< priced goods. Therefore we have cater
■ffiy-W/V/ifflil'il'' fl h1 '" the wantH "f the InflHH<'"- and we can as
f 'ifltti lin Hureour patrons that the lowest priced garment
Mmll iKSIw ill '" "lir HtOr, e iH BUNected to the same rigid test
MW UUiWM nH to d«r?»»Hity and wearing quality of cloth,
S|: ' f'olor or linings as the highest priced.
ih\ i^jSf'' /Mf ()ur purchasing power and commercial
filV": WlilF .MB courage makes it possible to offer you better
lift: ' !ilnW '"''^m K°(»dH for Il'*' same price than any other house
A" (><> l Men's Suits
■l|fL I ui:d!ci-;i> from %~ r>o to
It is no exaggeration hi state that
Jgfls|li 1 these suite are the GREATEST \ AUKS
\ pver ('^''n'(' ''-V an.v clothing house in
{•tßj 1 this or any other city.
I am now sure of a large crop of fruit of
all kinds, including
Cherries, Apples, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Prunes
in a large assortment of varieties of each kind.
Prices will be as follows, at orchard: Persons interested in knowing when
Cherriea from le to LV per lb the various varieties of fruit will be ripe
Apples " Xc to le " are invited to drop me a line and I will
Peaches lc " reply promptly, giving full information.
Plums '„><' " 1 guarantee complete satisfaction, in
■ Vnrs from '„<• to lc " both quality and price.
''runes V' " No business done on Sunday.
Swift's Fruit Farm
Three Miles Northwest of Diamond.
KDWAKI) «-t. SWIFT, Propr., P. (). address Diamond, Waf-h.
kMjB y"P^ Our o)ra^ Ball Bearing
n •/ vVw Lawn Mower
ii ■\ L will do more work > and do it easier, than
any other two machines in the market.
s£ -'^ Wherever used a smooth, even and beau
"■^* v; ~-^-'^t tiful carpet of green is produced. On
, ... ~v";^' such grassy fields golf, lawn tennis and
'Vi^v. ' -' ~ 2.4-r, M open-air recreations generally find ideal
njT^ •" conditions. A good mower will return
Ey^^^^pnP. many time« its cost in pleasure enjoyed
-.*%V V ' r^'i copymoKr and labor saved.
' -'-^- : ' We carry everything in Hardware.
Hotel Colfax, J-D-Hagan-Froprietor
Tlie Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Kleetrricity. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
DPI^r^DTDTTAATO and pee if .you can't save some
Il\ ijkjvlt 1 ll'i\ n M()Ni:v; {)n]y thep»reßtdrus*.ac-
a- a* *^rw v, j-i-A-J- _LO.\./^^^; curately prepared.
Next Door to Postoffice. Telephone, Main 1. C. F. STUART, Propr.
Going to Build?
If so, you will save money
by viniting
(Mds Sawmill
before placing any orders 1
for building material.
Sash, Doors, Blinds,
Moulding, Window Glass,
and building material of all kinds kept
constantly on hand. Kiln Dried Lumber
a specialty. Estimates promptly fur
nished and money Bayed for you in
building operations.
Is what foUs say of our Chocolate!
and Bon Bous. Have you tried our
Delicious Ice Cream Soda?
CHAS. KENNEL, P. O. Store.
(Jathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, May 123.
Kansas democrats instructed for
A million and a quarter of gold was
shipped from New York to Europe.
Almost entire business portion of
Lakeview, Oregon, burned. Loss is
Arizona democrats endorsed the Chi
cago platform and denounced the ad
Twenty-three miners, 11 white and 12
negroes, lost their lives in an explosion
at Cumnock coal mines, Chatham coun
ty, X. C.
Rioting was renewed in the St. Louis
street car strike and a special policeman
killed while on a car. A 3-year-old boy
was shot in a leg and a conductor badly
In South Dakota republican state con
vention met. The platform adopted de
clares against trusts, favors a constitu
tional amendment, enlarging the powers
of congress to deal with them; iadorses
the free homes bill; indorses the currency
legislation of congress and favors ex
Mr. Fischer, one of the Boer envoys,
spoke freely with a representative of the
Associated Press today as to their gen
eral plans for the future. He said that
it was their purpose to visit 10 or 12
principal cities of the United States and
explain to the people whatever they
might wish to know of their cause. They
came to plead with the whole American
people for sympathy and support.
Thursday, May 24.
Thirty-iirst reunion of the Army of
the l'otomac was held at Fredericks
burg, Va.
A Dallas, Texas, dispatch sayt: \
wind and electrical storm is reported at
Mineral Welle last night. General
property in the farming section suffered
severely. Uallettsville reports a cyclone
last night which did much damage to
property. Many farms were swept clean.
The academy at Mossy Grove was de
stroyed by the wind. No casualties are
Notwithstanding the declaration of
the president that the I'nited States will
not interfere in the South African war,
the I?oer commissioners expect that po
litical expediency will cause him to make
a move which will be beneficial to their
cause. It is apparent to the commis
sioners that political agitation alone
will aid their cause and they iatend io
take advantage of every opportunity to
press it upon the attention of the Ameri
can people.
The war department issued a state
ment from the division of customs and
insular affairs designed to show that the
number of "carpet baggers'' in Cuba
had been overestimated so far as the
customs service of the island is concern
ed. According to the latest returns,
which were chose of December 31 last,
there were COM customs employes, of
whom 515 were Cubans, 99 were Span
iards and only 50 were Americans, of
whom 20 were employed in Havana,
principally at headquarters.
Friday, May 25
An unknown priest suicided in Whirl
pool rapids at Niagara Falls.
Chairman Towne announces that he
has appointed J. C. Campbell of Lob
Angeles sergeant-at-arme for the national
silver republican convention.
The senate committee on commerce,
through Senator McMillan, reported the
emergency river and harbor bill. The
ereneral appropriation by the bill was
increased from $200,000 to $250,000
and the following additional harbors,
rivers, etc., of which surveys are to be
made, were authorized: San Joaquin
river, California, from Antioch to Suisun
Point; Colorado river, Nevada, from
Eldorado canyon to Rioville; Columbia
river, Oregon, for canal at The Dalles
rapids; Snake river, Idaho and Wash
ington, from the head of navigation to
the Columbia.
On the very ground over which the
old Fifth corps charged at Fredericks
burg, President McKinley, his cabinet
and General Miles witnessed the laying
of a corner-stone for the shaft to per
petuate in bronze and granite the hero
ism of the army of the Potomac. It
was an impressive ceremony, and rend
ered the more bo by the fact that among
the hundreds who witnessed the event
were noted leaders of both the federal
and confederate forces. The monument
was the personal gift of General Daniel
Buttern'eld to the National Memorial
Saturday, May 26.
More than GO vessels are scheduled to
sail from Pacific coast points for Cape
Senator Wolcott of Colorado, it may
be said upon authority, is to be the tem
porary chairman of the national repub
lican convention.
The amount of bonds so far exchanged
at the treasury for the new 2 per cent
consols of 1930 is $221,331,700, of
which $01,308,500 were received from
individuals and institutions other than
national banks.
The secretary of war has appointed a
board of medical officers to meet at
• iuemados, Cuba, for the purpose of pur
suing scientific investigations with ref
erence to the infectious diseases preva
lent on the island of Cuba.
Commissioner B. Hermann of the gen
eral land office has issued an order in
structing superintendents of forest re
serves throughout the west to plant
suitable saplings and trees where por
tions of the forests have been destroyed
by fire.
James J. Coogan, president of the
borough of Manhattan,promised to con
tribute §100,000 to the democratic na
tional campaign fund and by that token
added his name to the list of possible
vice presidential nominees on the Bryan
ticket, roognn is a ten times million
Sunday, May 27.
Lucy Hilden was killed and her sister
stunned by lightning at Chicago.
San Francisco is preparing a big re
ception for General Otis when he lands.
Eddie Tebault, a colored pugilist, in
jured in a prize tight with Win. Forsyth.
at Bridgeport, Conn., died. Forsyth is
in jail.
Powers of attorney have been used so
extensively at Cape Nome this winter
that it is doubtful if any of the 20,000
men now rushing northward will be able
to secure claims in Nome, York or the
contiguous districts.
Expansion sentiment was rife at the
missionary mass meeting at Detroit as
one of the features of the American Bap
tist missionary anniversaries. Dr.
Harvey T. Hoyt quoted from a speech
by Senator Hoar in Massachusetts five
years ago, at which time the anti
imperialist statesman is reported to
have said that the tree of liberty and
self-government set out by the fathers
of the republic having spread across the
continent its roots "would in good time
thrust themselves beneath the waves and
spread to the isles of the sea." "This
prediction," said Dr. Hoyt, "came true
more quickly than the senator expected
and evidently more quickly than he de
sired. It is true that he made the elo
quent statement in 1895 and hundreds
of anti-expansion statements in 1900
could not efface the effect of that truth
ful prediction."
Monday, *Mayg2B.
Rev. William Joseph Beecber, a Mor
mon missionary, blew out the gas at
Los Angeles and was asphyxiated.
Judge John I". Rea, commander in
chief of the (i. A. R. in 1887-88, died at
Minneapolis from a disease pronounced
hardening of the brain.
James Smith, the American district
mesnenger, who is carrying a message
of sympathy from Philadelphia and New
York schoolboys to President Kruger,
has arrived at Lorenzo Marquez, and
Kruger has sent a private car to convey
him to Pretoria.
Advices received at the nava! observa
tory from its agents in various points
in the south show that favorable
weather prevailed for observing the
sun's eclipse today, that the contact oc
curred very close to schedule time, and
that the program arranged was carried
out without a hitch. Three parties were
sent out from the observatory, viz: One
to Pinehurst, N. ('., in charge of Pro
fessor Aaron N. Skinner; one to Barnes
ville, Ga., in charge of Professor Milton
Fpdegraff; and one to Griflin, Ga., in
charge of Professor S. J. Brown. Many
valuable photographs were taken.
Tuesday, May 2J>.
May wheat at Chicago, 6G; July, 67%.
Portland, cash, 51; Tacoma, 51.
A quarantine cordon was tightly
drawn about Chinatown, San Francisco,
because of the plague scare.
in the street car strike riots at St.
Louis fully a dozen people, some inno
cent bystanders, were shot orjnjured by
flying missiles. Over 200 shots were
fared and three men are probably fatally
After an exciting contest, lasting
many months, the advocates of the
Grout bill, placing an almost prohibit
ive tax on oleomargorine and like imita
tion butters, succeeded in having that
measure favorably reported from the
house committee on agriculture. The
vote was 10 to 7 in favor of the bill.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections, through its chairman,
Senator Chandler, made an adverse re
port upon the house joint resolution
providing for the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
people. The same committee made a
favorable report on Senator Hoar's bill,
amending the law relative to the elec
tion of senators so as to permit election
by a plurality of members of the legisla
ture in cases where a majority can not
be secured by any one candidate.
Ban on Card Playing. Theater Go-
ing and Dancing Stands.
Chicago, May 28.—With three business
sessions today the quadrenniul confer
ence of the Methodist-Episcopal church,
which for a month past has been sitting
here considering great questions affect
ing the welfare of that denomination,
practically came to a close.
Much important business was trans
acted, including the settlement of two of
the most interesting questions brought
before the conference—the reports of the
committee on temperance and the com
mittee on the state of the church in re
gard to the ban oncard-playing,theater
going and other amusements.
A strong political color was given the
discussion on the temperance question
by the bitter arraignment of President
McKinley on his attitude on the anti
canteen law, but after some decidedly
warm debate the conference refused to
criticize the attitude of the chief magis
trate, by striking out by an overwhelm
ing vote all reference to any action on
his part or that of Attorney General
The matter was brought up by the
presentation of a report of the commit
tee on temperance, of which Samuel
Dickey, who was candidate for president
on the prohibition ticket in 1892, is
chairman. The majority report ar
raigned the chief magistrate severely.
The conference finally adopted the mi
nority report, which excluded the para
graphs referring to the chief magistrate,
but which, however, called upon him to
use his influence to secure the passage of
the new anti canteen law now pending
before congress.
The minority report on amusements,
accepted Saturday, was, to the surprise
of many, laid on the table, which action
leaves the paragraph in the book of dis
cipline exactly as it was before the ques
tion was considered.
Washington total rail shipments in
April, 1900, were: 18G0 ears, or 29,
--760,000 It lumber, and 2107 cars, or
358,190,000 shingles, against 1085 cars,
or 17,360,000 ft lumber, and 2346
cars, or 375,360,000 shingles in April,
1899. The total cargo shipments in
April, 1900, of the leading mills of
Washington were: Coastwise —22,468,-
--960 ft lumber and 4:,66a,975 lath.
Foreign — 11,015,274 ft lumber, and
274,693 lath.
(Jiving Away All Aloni; the Linp
Hefore Ihp British.
Lord Roberta is Now Bm a IVw
Days March From Pretoria,
the Capital City.
London, May 29.—Lord Roberta is
now withia a days march of Johannes
burg, and Genera] French and General
Hamilton fought the Boers from noon
until evening on Monday, with what re
sult is not known here. *
H. J. Whigham, who has just return
ed from Pretoria to Lorenzo Marquei in
a dispatch to The Daily Mail, dated May
28, says; "The demoralization of the
Transvaal is remarkable. Panic and
confusion prevail everywhere. Everyone
is weary of the war and full ( ,f fear «"ih to
thecomiug of the British. Operations
were being carried on for encircling Pre
toria with telegraphic communications.
Fourteen points in the line of defenses
were connected with headquarters and
with the StaatS artillery, hut this ap
parently wan the only defensive measure
adopted. There were no other visible
"Not much gold is likely to be found
in the treasury. The salaries ol the of
ficials and judges have not been paid, or
have been paid only in national hank
notes which will tie worthless when Lord
Roberts arrives. The neat of govern
ment will he removed to Watervalbovan,
a small station on the Delagoa railway
line, and then if necessary to Ljdenbnrg.
"Both President Steyn and President
Kroger complain bitterly of Lord Rob
erts' unfair tactics in refusing to meet
the Boers in positions chosen by them,
and in eternally turning them by Hank
Defenses Are Trilling.
"Around Johannesburg a few trenches
have been dug, bat no other steps have
been taken for defense. The railway line
is blocked with refugees from the west
and southwest, who are packed like sar
dines in trucks.
"The government is now endeavoring
to reassure the public by telling them
that the ISritish will not outrage and
plunder them, but it is too late. The
previous misstatementa are bringing
their rewards. Food is high in prices.
The proposal to release the British
prisoners is due to this cause. Members
of the government and of the volksraad
express approval of the proposal, but
President Kruger is violently opposed
to it.
"One form of infernal machine which
meets with much approval is to be laid
under the rails of various lines. A press
ure of some tons weight of the engine
will cause this to explode with most
terrible effect. Many of these machines
are being made at the arsenal amUgreat
caution will have to be employed in neu
tralizing them.
"There has been a decided change in
public opinion, which has become quite
English. The burghers on command
sing 'God Save the Queen' and they can
not be stopped. All are sick of warfare.
In the towns the rabid anti English feel
ing is less rampant. The party eager
for surrender is now very inlhiential, and
includes the political leaders at the front.
The intelligent public feel that the game
is over. The lying reports of the news
papers are universally disbelieved now.
Although the hand of the censor has
been very heavy on news of all kinds re
cently, everyone believes the worst.
"The government has arranged to
continue the agitation against the Brit
ish occupation of the two republics on
the continent of European Great Britain
and in the I'nited States. Great efforts
are to be made in this direction, and no
expense will be spared."
Assertions That They Are Fabt
Losing Heart and Hope.
London, May 28.—When Lord Roberta
wrote his first dispatch op Transvaal
territory yesterday, shortly before 2
o'clock in the afternoon, he was 51
miles from Johannesburg and 77 miles
from Pretoria. His immensely superior
forces had passed the Vaal River, their
last great natural obstacle, at three
The Vaal has a curve of 80 miles on
the west to Zand drift on the east. The
concave of the current is toward the Free
State. Thus Lord Roberts, advancing
along the railway, was in a position to
strike any part of the crescent by shorter
lines than those by which the Boers
could reinforce the threatened points.
The Boers retreated almost without a
show of defense. General French and
General Hamilton apparently did not
fire a shot.
Of Lord Roberts' immediate force 11
men, belonging to the Eighth Mounted
Infantry, were the first to ford the river.
The came udou a Boer patrol looting at
Vieljoen'e Drift, and a skirmish lasting
10 minutes followed. Three hundred
Boers tried feebly to hold the Vereeniging
colliery, but were dislodged. Major
Hunter Weston and Lieutenant Earl
rode in advance of Lord Roberts 40
miles into a hostile country to try to
cut the railway behind the Boers before
the Vaal was crossed, but they were too
The Boer rear guard is at Moyerton,
10 miles south of Veereeniging. Their
main body is moving toward the Klip
River Hills that cover the south side of
Johannesburg. While Lord Roberts'
30,000 infantry, 20,000 horse and 150
guns are moving on Johannesburg and
Pretoria, through a parched and desert
ed country, the situation at the Trans
vaal capital, as it was last Friday, is
thus described by an observer, who sent
his message by private hand to Lour
enco Marques yesterday:
Situation at Pretoria.
"The situation, both from a military
| and a political point of view, has becon<e
I very critical. President Kruger yester
day admitted for the first time that
| matters are very grave. The Boer de
| termination is to trust everything to a
: last stand on the Gatsrand Mountains,
to the north of Potschefostroom, where
3000 Kaffirs are digging trenches. To
that point every available man and gun
has been sent.
"The whole of tbe western border ol
Ibe Transvaal from end to md in de
leneeless, and General Baden Powell can
march in when he likes. Lord Roberta,
on the other band, will eoeonnter the
greatest resistance. Tbe Boer endeavor
mto lure the British into appearing to
threaten Jobannesborg with attack an
excuse thus being given them lor tbe
destruction of property. The Transvaal
government will not <I>ir« destroy tbe
[nines and property witbont an excuse.
Much dynamite has been seat down tbe
Imp, and 160,000 cases lie ready »t
Ztnirfontein, near Johannesborg.
"General Louis Botha and General La*
can Meier have pleaded for the preserva
tion of property. Both are large landed
proprietors ami fear confiscation, hut
they have not received satisfactory re
plies from ['resident km^er.
"Meanwhile, many French nml (ier
man adventarers have come forward
with schemes and inventions for blowing
lip the British troops, Home of these
having received a tacit permission to
experiment. One German invention is
for use on a railway, where it lies per
fectly concealed until the weight of a
passing tram explodes the charge.
"General Lucas Meier says surrender
would lie at once proposed by the Boers,
but that everybody fears the ignominy
ol being theone to make the proposition.
lie declares that he is assured that his
men will „ot stand. President Steyu
and Mr. Reitx, the Transvaal state
secretary, are Strongly opposed to peace,
but Mr. Kruger is nol so much against
Krugor'B Proclamation.
President Kruger'n proclamation to
the burghers asking their vote for or
against continuing the war in utider-
Htood to say they can quit now with the
prospect of retaining their farms or con
tinue to the bitter end. Ramon are
current in Lord Roberts' army that the
Koern intend to surrender.
Another Band of Rebel* With <.uhh
Manila, May 27.-Scouting, small en
gagements and the capture of arms and
prisoners continue daily in northern Lu
zon. Last week's operations by the
Ninth, Twelfth, Thirty third, Thirty
fourth and Thirty-sixth regiments re
sulted in the killing of 46 of the enemy,
the taking of 180 prisoners ami the cap-'
tare of 300 rifles and a quantity of am
Colonel Bdward R. Qardin with tliree
companies of the Twenty-ninth regiment
and blue jackets from the gunboat
Helena landed at l'alonag, Ifasbate
inland, under the enemy's tire, routed
the insurgents, and after an engagement
lasting half an hour, occupied the town
without casualties.
The insurgent commander with 20
officers ami L.to men surrendered on
May .'SO, np 11 hundred rifleH. An
impressive scene occurred on the plaza
when the prisoners were disarmed and
liberated. The islanders were found
suffering from hick ol food, owing to the
blockade, aiil the American authorities
are endeavoring to relieve them.
Peace reigns and no trouble jh expect
ed in Manila, although the city in crowd
ed with people from the provinces, and
were leaving the unprotected bamiets in
order to avoid the conscription which
the insurgent leaders are enforcing, uh
well iih robbery and outrages at the
bands of roving insurgents and bandits.
The investigation ol the charge
against Brigadier General Punaton ol
having summarily executed two native**
in the province of 7. imbaleH haH remilted
in a discontinuance of the proceedings.
It developed the fact that (Jeneral Funs
ton caught the natives in the act of
murdering bound Macabebe Hcouts. Hih
action, in view of the comrniHftionerH.wttH
regarded an justifiable.
Sheriff and Dopuiy Killed By Oui-
lavvh in Utah
Salt Luke, May 27—A special to the
Herald from Thompsons, I tah, says:
A cowardly assassination occurred
about 50 milts north of here yesterday
at noon. Sheriff Tyler of Grand coun
ty and Sam Jenkins, a cattle owner,were
nh<>t and instantly killed by outlaws on
Hill creek, about ~»0 miles north of
here. Sheriffs Jenkins and Deputy Sher
iff Day have been en the hunt for cattle
rustlers sevenil days, in fact ever since
they killed George Currie on the 17th of
April. The posse bad separated from
Sheriff I'reece of I'intah county early in
the morning, the latter being about
three miles away when the shooting oc
curred. The story of the killing as told
by Deputy Sheriff Day, who was only
about ir>U yards away when the shoot
ing occurred, is as follows:
"The officers came upon the outlawh'
camp unexpectedly. As soon as they
saw the outlaws they dismounted anil
advanced toward them. When within a
few yards from the outlaws Sheriff Tyler
spoke to them, saying: 'Hello boys."'
The reply could not he heard by Dep
uty Day, but immediately after it was
made Sheriffs Tyler and Jenkins turned
toward their horses, supposedly with the
intention of leaving to get more assist
ance. As soon ai their b >cks were
turned the outlaws shot them through
the back, the bullets coming out of their
breasts, killing them almost instantly.
Mr. Day wa-< a witness to the killing,
but was in such a position that he could
offer no assistance. As soon as they
were killed he started for assistance,
when the outlaws turned their guns on
him, shooting twice, but missed him.
A large posse is in pursuit.
A Sprained Ankle Quickly Cured.
"At one time I suffered from a severe
pprain of the ankle," says lieo. E Cary,
editor of the (iuide, Washington, Va.
"After ut-ing several well recommended
medicines without success, I tried Cham
berlain's Lain Balm, and am pleased to
say that relief came as soon as I began
its use aud a complete cure speedily
followed." Sold bj all drugeists.
I>r. Buck's Celery, Sarsaparilla and
Dandelion Compound, for that lazy feel
ing. Purifies the blood; makes one fetl
good. Sold only at The Klk DrugStore o
Bolted corn meal, yellow or white, 10
pounds 25e, at Economy, opposite Ben
nett's. SeeGainpp.
Best heavy lamp chimneys 9c and 12c,
at Economy. Sm Uainep o

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