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Beginning Saturday, June 9th, and continuing until July sth, we will conduct one of the
greatest bargain sales ever held in the Palouse Country—making a sweeping reduction of 20
per cent on every article in our store (excepting thread). We are overstocked in Sprint and
Summer goods—bought too many—our loss will be your gain. It has always been our
custom never to carry anything over from one season to another, and in order to completely
• •lose out our entire line of this season's goods we are making this sacrifice.
Our stock at present is complete in all departments, and the first to come will have the
advantage of elegant assortments to select from. Do not wait too long, for during this sale
Ladies 1 Tailor Made Suits
Suit, _'(■ 1 lusoont Price $2 39
:; 74 - '■ " 2.99
849 " '• " t; ?'.i
398 " " " 7.119
12. i> " " " ;i 99
Ladles 9 Bailor Made Skirts
$1.24 Skirt, 20 Discount Price 81.00
1.47 " " " . 1.18
1.9! " 1.49
2.98 " " " , 2.39
3.98 " " " . 5.19
198 " " " 3.99
.'-'•"> cranh wkirt, " .20
.r,\ " " . .r>2
.99 " " .7!l
Shirt Waists
I .49 Shirt waists, 20 Discount Price. $.39
.7". •' " ... .60
1 00 .80
1.21 " . . .99
Ladies 9 Wrappers
S .74 Wrapper, "_'O Discount Price $ ,59
.99 " " .. .79
1.38 " " .."" 1 11
1.49 " " 1.19
Press Goods
15c Suiting, 2<> Discount Price, per yd 12c
25c Cashmere, " " 20c
30c Mixed Novelty, " " 24c
f.oc Venetian Cloth, " " 40c
"•"«• Henrietta and Serges " " . (>oc
98c " " " . 79c
Our ftnaranW MoneybSMsk** soods
WIN UllcllcllllU. are not satisfactory.
Vast Acreage in Middle West
Which Will Be Total Loss.
Reports of Great Injury Through
out Several States Come
From St. I'aul.
St. Paul, June 10.—The crop Hit nation
has become critical. There are many
localities where the grain could not be
hotter, but there in a vast acreage where
it ranges from fair to a total loss. In
Minnesota the damage is estimated at
50 percent along the Northern Pacific,
which practically covers the north half
of the state. There has been no rain in
the southern part of Minnesota worth
mentioning and the condition of all
grains there is even more discouraging,
forn, potatoes and flax are holding well,
but making no progress.
In North Dakota south of the Mani
toba boundary rain has fallen to a con
siderable extent, but followed by intense
heat and the ravages of cut worms, the
promise is not bright.
In Manitoba crops are making but
little headway, the strong winds evap
orating the little moisture that has
livery little shower revives the hopes
of the farmers, but these are of little
benefit. (Jrain is yellow and grass is
drying up. Wheat three inches high is
jointing already in some localities. In
other places it is a foot to sixteen
inches tiiyh and doing fairly well.
Judging the entire Northwestern
states east of the middle of Montana, no
other conclusion can be reached than
that the damage will reach 2~> percent.
Main within a tew days would prevent
further loss, but on the whole it is safe
to say. although the acreage is larger
than last year, the yield will fall short,
.lust how much depends upon future con
ditions. The Northern Pacific, Great
Northern and Northwestern reports
show a discouraging condition.
Considerable replanting has been done
i:i corn ned tlax, giving place to wheat.
Nothing More Serious Than Kust
On the Blades.
Notwithstanding the reported great
damage—amounting to almost extinc
tion—to the wide winter wheat acreage
of nearly every state from the eastern
base of the Rocky mountains to Ohio,
the wheat crop of the Palouse country
never promised better than in these
ideal growiug days of middle June. This
is, indeed, true of all that great grain
belt of the inland empire embracing
eastern Washington, eastern Oreeon
and western Idaho.
While alarming reports of red rust
and immense damage have been float
ing up from the fields of portions of west
ern and southern Whitman county; this
scare now usems to be over. Investiga
tion has disclosed that the rust has so
far attacked only the blades or leaves
of the wheat and has not spread to and
weakened the stalks. The earlier fall
wheat only seems to have gathered this
rust. The most competent authorities
agree that this leaf rust is the only
thing to complain of, and that it will
cause insignificant, if any, damage. In
the southern and western portions of
the Palouse country fall wheat is well
headed out and in full bloom. Barring
; $ .34 China Silk, » „ Dis. Price, per yd. 27c
.50 Satin, " ■ < 4Oc
.:>0 Fancy Wash Silk, " " 40 c
.50 Taffeta " " '• 4Oc
is , - :: : :: ; £
1.1.S Satin Douchesse, " '■ Kin
I.l9Peaude Soie, " "
Twenty per cent discount on all wash Roods.
Send for samples.
Table Linens
$ .19 Table Linen, 20 Dis. Price, peryd $ .15
.25 " » .« 2Q
.34 " •• „ gy
.50 " •• " "40
.00 " " ••
.75 " » .. \ w
1.48 " " " i io
5c Towels, 20 Discount Price, each 4c
10c " •• i. o^
20c •' ■• «. { Gc
2;) C " "... 20c
5c Prints, 20 Discount Price, per yd 4c
"c " " ".. s|c
Hid Gloves
SI.OO Kid Gloves, 20 Discount Price S SO
X-50 " " " ... L2O
We are unable to list all the good things, but have this to say: if you miss this sale you will miss the grandest opportunity ever offered
to buy merchandise away below what it is worth.
the rust, a better crop has not promised
since the first furrows were turned on
Palouse hills.
This rust at first caused great alarm
and the gloomy predictions which have
been heard since the -'memory of man
rnnneth not to the contrary," that the
entire crop was ruined. Calamity howl
ers have every year found something
over which to spread crop failure reports
which have never yet come true. It is
not probable that they will this year.
The rust is considered to have been
caused by the unusually wet weather of
May; but the past three weeks have been
dry and reasonably warm. (Jrain has
been greatly benefited by it and the
danger from rust overcome.
Best Prospect Ever Known.
The country generally north and east
of Colfax, which is somewhat later than
south and west, reports but little rust,
even on the blades of fall wheat. From
every direction comes the cheerful re
port that the country never had a finer
crop prospect than now. Only a fair
price is wanted to bring a golden stream
into the Palouse which will make it one
of the most prosperous sections of an
already prosperous nation.
J. M. Baker, a farmer of experience in
the Palouse country since its earliest
days, and who this season rejoices in
1500 acres of grain said to The Gazette:
"I drove out to look at my 1500
acres of growing grain a few days ago.
It lies near Sunset, on Cottonwood creek,
20 miles north of Colfax. I was over
all but 90 acres of it, and can truly'say
that, in all my experience as a Palouse
farmer, I never before Baw so magnifi
cent a crop growing. It was finely
headed and struck me then waist high,
with a splendid stand. I was up and
down Cottonwood for 11 miles and
across the country from Colfax. Every
where is the same cheering prospect and
the same story to tell—simply the most
magnificent crop this region of great
crops has ever shown early in June.
There is no ruet nor anything else the
matter with it."
From Farmington Down
Hayfield Brothers, agricultural imple
ment dealers at Farmington and farm
ers with an experience in the Palouse
country since wheat first grew on its
hills, spoke enthusiastically a few days
ago. Walter Hayfield said:
"We drove down from Farmington to
Colfax, 25 miles across the wheat fields.
The crop is simply splendid all the way.
I never saw a better one, and it is much :
farther advanced than is usual at this
early season of the year. Grain has a
splendid color, and nothing whatever is
working damage. The present bright
weather is precisely what is needed and
Ilook for really the best crop through
out tnis country yet known.
"Reports of considerable damage by
Hessian flies in the vicinity ot Farming
ton I consider baseless. Both spring
and fall wheat present the appearance I
like to see."
Outside of the southern and western
localities afflicted by leaf rust— considered
practically harmless—just such cheerful
reports a 8 those above come from all
portions of the great wheat belt of the
Palouse—from Hay Station to the Coeur
d'Alene mountains and from Snake river
to the northern scab lauds.
Rye haying is over in the extreme
west, and it is expected that the wheat
harvest will begin a few miles west of
Colfax as early as July 10.
Decline in Winter Wheat Condition
of Six Points.
Washington, June 11.—The monthly
Waite dock, Main Street, Colfax, Washington
Ladies, Misses and Children's
sc. Hose, 20;, Discount Price .... 4c
we •• •• '• ;; Sc
15c. " " " 1-> C
2!ic- " " " '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 20c
Ladies" Underwear
sc. Vent?, 20 Discount Price ... 4c
}£■ ;; - •• 8c
.^ c- : ; " i2c
-Oc " " 10c
250. " •• " 20c
Hardware, Tinware and
Twenty Per Cent Discount from our Cata
logue price. Send for catalogue.
39a Jackson Hay Fork, 20 Per Cent Dis. 32c
New Home Sewing Machines
$24 Sewing Machines. 20 Disc. Price, $19.20
20 " " " •• 20.80
32 " •• » «
:u •* " " '• i>j 20
36 " » •• •• 28^80
Ladies, Misses and Children's
25c. Shoe, 20 Discount Price... . S 20c
■r>oc. •' " " ; 4O C
74c. " " " 59c
SI 00 "" " " liAo
v>v oUC
T-48 " " " 1.19
1.99 " " •• _ 1,59
250 " " •• ;;;;;.;■;
2-99 " " - 239
report of the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture states that as a re
sult of the special inveattwition relative
to the winter wheat neWfee plowed up
or cut for forage, the department's esti
mate of the area remaining under culti
vation has been further reduced by
1,676,000 acres, the area abandoned, in
addition to that announced May 10,
comprising 581,000 acres in Ohio, 79,000
acres in Michigan, 220,000 acres in In
diana, 348,000 acres in Illinois and 448,
--000 acres in California. This brings the
area for winter wheat remaining under
cultivation on June 1 down to 24,908,-
HOO acres, a reduction from the area
sown in the fall of 5,240,000 acres. Not
withstanding the further reduction of
acreage by the elimination of all land
entirely abandoned, the condition of
winter wheat declined during May G 2
points, the condition on June 1 being
82.7, against 88.9 on May 1, G7.3 on
June 1, 1899, 90.8 at the corresponding
date in 1898, and a 10 year average of
Spring Wheat Acreage.
Preliminary reports on the spring
wheat acreage indicate a reduction of
about 507,000 acres, or 2.9 per cent.
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Oregon report
a reduction of 4 per cent; North Dakota
and Nebraska 5 per cent and lowa G per
cent. In South Dakota and Washing
ton there is an increase of 1 per cent.
The average condition of spring wheat
on June 1 was 87.3, as compared with
91.4 on June 1, 1899; 100.9 at the cor
responding date in 1898, and a 10-year
average of 93. Minnesota falls 10,
North Dakota 7, South Dakota 11 and
Wisconsin 9 points below their respec
tive 10-year averages.
On the other hand the 10 year aver
ages are exceeded in Nebraska, lowa,
Oregon and Washington by 15, 1, 4,
and 9 points respectively.
The total reported acreage in oats ex
ceeds the average harvested last year
by 3.9 per cent.
The acreage reported as under barley
is 6 10 per cent greater than the area
harvested last year.
The acreage under rye shows a reduc
tion of 4.1 per cent from that harvested
last year.
The average condition of rye ie 87.G
as compared with 84.5 on June 1, 1899;
97.1 at the corresponding date in 1898
and a 10-year average of 89.9.
Wants to Plead Guilty.
Daniel Santry, arrested two weeks
ago upon complaint of Postmaster
Ewart at Colfax for cashing illegally a
$v money order belonging to Mrs. M. P.
Nickerson, has signified a desire to plead
guilty and an effort will be made to
have him taken soon before the United
States grand jury now in session at Se
attle, Santry had a hearing early last
week before United States Commissioner
Inman and was held to the United States
erand jury. He was taken to the Spo
kane county jail by Deputy United
States Marshal Pugh Tuesday of last
Cattle and Hogs.
Johnston & Johnston shipped three
carloads of fat hogs to Seattle, Monday.
The shipment was accompanied by R.
M. Johnston and Henry Myers. The
above firm has shipped 10 car loads of
hogs within the last 60 days, for which
they paid in the neighborhood of $9000.
They have also shipped about the same
number of cars of cattle to various mar
F. A. Blackstone sells Maeon ft Ham
lin pianos and organs. The best is the
Insure with H. W. Goff.
our store will surely be crowded with customers every day, and the sixes will booh be broken
fn a™ W yOUr a* °"Cc a"d C°me " a"d «" Bomc "f *c «'■■" W« ™ arc o£ri£
Everything is marked in plain figures and as catalogued. We deduct '»<> PER (I'VT
from all catalogue pr.ces. Our prices before this sale, you will acknowledge,^ from ifto 40
35 tor , 7 Ur r °Ur COmPf t'tors- so that d»ri '« «»« Wg reduction & you will Lveftom
•Jo to 00 per cent on every article you purchase.
g^ JNothing reserved—everything must s^o.
S 198 Men's Suits, 20% Disc. Price . S 399
7*B « '■' ~ " ■■ '
o. 00 '* ** l* i*^A
|?S :: :: •' ::::m»
10.00 " " •■ 12.00
Men's Trousers
§1.00 Men's Pants, 20 Disc Price. $ .80
1.48 " •• " I is
200 » •• .. :::;;; j-s
2.48 '• '■ •• i y8
3.00 :::::: 2.S
3.48 " " " 2 78
4-00 " •' » 3.20
5-00 '• '" " 4.00
Boys' Long Pants Suits
Ages 10 to 15 and KJ to 20.
$3.98 Boys' Suits, 20 Discount Price $3 19
4.98 •< " ; 399
5.48 " " •• 4 3s
COO » » " 4 so
7.50 " " "'.'.'. 0.00
Childrens' Clothing
\estee Suits—Coat, Pants and Vest
11.39 Child*' Suits, 20 Diec. Price $1 12
1.49 " " " ' 119
1 64 " " " ' 1*39
200 ;;;;;
2 48 ly9
2.98 " » " 2.38
3-48 " " - 2 78
Mi'iTioN jib ti
Republican County Ticket Will
Then Be Named.
Primaries To Be Held Wednesday,
Juno iio, Day After National
The convention of the Whitman coun
ty republicans will be held Wednesday,
June 27, at 10 o'clock a. m., and the
primaries on Wednesday, June 20, tbe
day following the national republican
convention. In city precincts primaries
will be held from 4 p. m. to 7 p. in., and
and in the country precincts from 2 p.
m. until 4 p. m. All expressing an in
tention of supporting republican prin
ciples in the November election, and who
are otherwise qualified as electors, may
vote at these primaries.
The republican central committee held
a meeting at Colfax Saturday afternoon
for the purpose of setting convention
and primary dates and to fix the repre
sentation of the various precincts. The
meeting was more than ordinarily well
attended, 82 of the 57 precincts being
represented. Chairman J. N. Pickrell
The convention and primary dates
were easily determined upon, it being
the general desire to get through with
the work before the opening of the hay
ing and harvesting season.
After some discussion of the basis of
representation, I. W. Shearer of Pullman
moved the appointment of a committee
of five to determine the matter. The
following were appointed: I. W. Shearer
of Pullman, chrirman; S. S. King of Te
koa, I. B. Harris of North Colfax, 0. E.
Young of Pullman and J. K. Cunning
ham of Turnbow.
The committee decided upon a basis
of one delegate at large for each precinct
and one for each 20 votes or major
fraction thereof of 10 or more cast for
Congressman W. L. Jones in the elec
tion of 1898. The new precinct of Hay,
organized since the last election, ie al
lowed one|delegate. This makes a con
vention of IG3 delegates.
Dr. John Benson moved the adoption
of the report, as read by Secretary King
of the committee, and this was done.
New precinct committeemen, it was de
cided, should be elected at the primaries,
and it is especially desirable that this
important matter be attended to in all
The committee then adjourned, warm
ly enthusiastic over the outlook for re
publican success in the great national, I
state and county contest approaching.
Nearly every committeeman had words '
of cheer in reports of accessions to the
ranks in various piecincts. They say
they never knew a time heretofore when
republican prospects for a great victory
were so bright as now, but ask that the {
strong encouragement of the times be !
made an incentive only to harder and j
more enthusiastic work on the part of
every well wisher for republican prin
ciples and republican success.
Habeas Corpused a Chinaman.
Ching Chong, a Chinese member of the
county chain gang, breathes free air
once more. He was released from the
county jail Monday by virtue of a writ
of habeas corpus procured by Attorney
M. 0. Reed. Ching Chong a few weeks
ago hacked another Chinaman in the
face with a hatchet and was convicted
in Justice Kirkland's court of assault
Boys' Double Breasted
Ages, 1> to 15.
! $1.48 Boys Suit, 20 Dfccoont Price. $1 18
L 75 " " .. 1.40
2-oo " ••■ ;;;. 160
! 2-4S " " . 199
300 "... 2 40
Men's Furnishing Goods
$1.00 White and Fancy Shirts. 20 ' t Dis. 80j
.50 White Shirt, uulaundried, " 4() t .
■ " r>2c
.09 Stanley Shirt, •« -,-, c
.75 All Silk Front Shut, " <;o c
Meii's Working Shirts
25c Shirt, 20 Discount Price. .. 20c
50c " " 40c
75c " " 60c
50c Double Back and Front, 20 1 >is. 40e
Men's I'nderwear
25c rndershirt, 20 Discount Price ... 20c
4- r >c " "... 360
a* - » .... 4o c
63c " •• .. 50c
Drawers to match. Same price.
The Place to Save Money
and battery and sentenced to pay a fine
of $100 and costs and nerve 3u days ad
ditional in jail. The jail sentence had
been served when the attorney raised
the point that the justice had exceeded
his authority in assessing both fine and
imprisonment. Cpon this showing he
was released by the superior court.
School Officers Again Chosen.
The annual school election Saturday
afternoon came into competition with
the meeting of the republican central
committee and interest in it was at a
discount. There being no greater issue
in the election than the re-election of
Rev. H. P. James and Chas. Van Schoick
as directors and E. K. Sheldon as clerk,
there was no fight and no opposing
candidates, the people being entirely
satisfied with the work of these school
officers in the past. Thirty-one votes
only were cast. Rev. H. P. James re
ceived every vote for the three-year term
as director, and Mr. Van Schoick 29 for
the one year term. Mr. Sheldon also re
ceived 29 for clerk.
A Tekoa Man Made Murderous
Threats and Was Arrested.
For threatening the lives of his wife
and children and announcing an inten
tion of then committing suicide, Oliver
Antle, residing in the edge of Tekoa.was
arrested Monday morning by Constable
Sparks, according to a newspaper cor
respondent of that town. The family
but recently came from Missouri and
have made things hum with family
quarrels ever since their arrival. The
husband and father raised serious ob
jections to his wife attending religious
meetings. In defiance of his commands
in this regard, Mrs. Antle went to
Spangle Saturday to attend the meet
ing of the Baptist association. During
her absence Antle told his son Roy that
he intended to kill her and the balance
of the family when she returned and
then commit suicide. The boy had him
arrested before his mother's return.
The matter was settled by an agree
ment for separation and division of the
property. Antle deeded his wife the real
estate, worth $2500, took $1300 in
cash and left the same evening for Cali
Was in Oregon.
W. P. Conaway of Moscow passed
through Colfax Saturday on his way
home from Oregon. He was in the Web
foot state during the exciting election
days and says it was the greatest re
publican victory Oregon has ever known.
What the fusionists of that state or
Washington can find in the result with
which to console themselves, Mr. Cona
way says he is entirely unable to figure
A Good Cough Medicine.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy when druggists use it in their
own families in preference to any other.
"I have sold Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for the past five years with com
plete satisfaction to myßelf and custom
ers," says Druggist J. Goldemith, Van
Etten, N. V, "I have always used it in
my own family both for ordinary coughs
and colds and for the cough following
la grippe, and find it very efficacious."
, For Bale by all druggists.
If you would have the best liniment,
get Stone's Pain-Not. Good for colic,
sprains, bruises and all sorts of pain.
\ 50 cents only at The Elk Drug Store o
Hulin Bros, manufacture their own
Bee Hives and can afford to sell them
cheaper than elsewhere o
Moil's Hats
$ .39 Hat. 2 Discount Price $ 3-»
•M ;; " ....'..'"... 'm
100 " - . %
L« " '• LM
LW " '• LM
-4S 1.99
298 " •• „«>
We have the above in all xhapea an.l colors.
Men's Slhm's
Sl.4!t Shoe, 20 Discount Price $1 v
LM " " LM
1.41) Norwood Shoe, " 1.1;,
1.C." Shot., .. j'-,,',
248 " " LM
:?.oo •• .. „ w
We havr the above in all htyl.-H.
Men's Socks
:>c Sock, '23 Per Cent Discoant Price 4c
8 l-3c Rook,
Ov<'ralls and Junipers
44c The Fair Overall, L'O Ter Cent Dis.. ;i,r
T)oc Juni{»er.s, " 4^
Work Progressing Favorably On
the New ltiver Line.
The new portage railway and steam
boat Bjßtem, for transportation of tbe
grain of the inland empire clown the
Snake and Columbia rivers, it* progress
ing most HatiHfactorily according to
recent reports from The Dalle*.
The grading for the ten miles of road
around the dalles of the Columbia has
been completed and tracklaying is now
in progress. Steel and ties are arriving
daily and there proraiseH to be no delay
in the immediate completion of the rail
line. The grading was done by contract,
but the track was being laid under the
direct supervision of the company.
There now appears to be no obstacle
that will prevent the company commenc
ing operations within six weeks and one
of their boats may be put in service at a
much earlier date. The steamers Bill
ings, I matillaand Klickitut will at least
be in service during the summer and be
fore fall, if the business justifies, it is
said the company will add other new
boats to the line.
This in the transportation line which
has beeu making three-year contracts
with whpat growers of Whitman county
within reach of Snake river to haul their
grain to an ocenn port for $.'s.2o a ton,
where the charge is now $4 25. The
company blho agrees to meet any re
duction which may be made by transpor
tation lineH already in existence.
Demolished the Bujftfy.
While returning from the Diamond
neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Dr.
and Mrs. T. 1). Ferguson, narrowly es
caped serious injury in a runaway. They
had just crossed the railroad near the
big trestle west of town, when they
stopped to gather ferns, the doctor re
maining in the buggy. When Mrs. Fer
guson returned to the road the horses
became frightened and ran up a bank,
throwing the doctor out and making
their escape. The top was torn from
the buggy and the dashboard knocked
into kindling wood. The team stopped
at Prof. English's barn near the college.
The doctor escaped with a few bruises.
Mr. W. S. Whedon.caHhier of the First
National Bank of Winterset, lowa, in a
recent letter gived some experience with
a carpenter in his employ, that will be of
value to other mechanics. He Bays: "I
had a carpenter working for me who
was obliged to stop work for several
days on account of being troubled with
diarrhoea. I mentioned to him that I
had been pimilarly troubled and that
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Di
arrhoea Remedy had cured me. He
bought a bottle of it from the druggist
here and informed me that one dose
cured him, and he is again at his work."
For sale by all drugeintH,
Moki Tea positively cures sick
headache, indigestion and constipation.
A delightful herb drink. Removes all
eruptions of the Bkin, producing a per
fect complexion, or money refunded. '2~>
cts. and oO cts. The Elk Drug Store.
Best orchard step ladder, 4 to 10 feet
high, 50c to a dollar. (Jet in your order
to Economy at once. See (James*
Mrs. M. M. Donnelly, manager for the
Viavi remedies. Will mail a Health
Book on application o
The Harper's Black and White Prints
can be found at Sherman's Art Store, at
1% cents per copy.
Miss Maud AndereoD, eye specialist,at
the jewelry store of T. Lommasson.
Eyes tested free o
Call on H. W. Goff for Insurance.

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