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Commencing J Fn this sale we will show a
Friday, July 13th, * Sl>eeia' latest designs
•7 0 manufactured for us by the
Continuing until $ leading New England mills.
si-Hniwliv liilv»>^ It is absolutely a fact that in
*T J * tins Big Sale we shall sell
Gowns, Drawers, Skirts and Corset Covers at prices less than
the material alone would cost, and even less than the sewing
alone would cost. This we guarantee.
SI ii 1-1 Wj lists.
Your choice of any Shirt Waist in sizes 38, 40 and 42 in
the house (some sold as high as $1.73) for 50 CCMItS.
Money back if goods are not satisfactory.
The Place to Save Money.
Ladies' Tailor Suits!
,-- The last shipment having just arrived.
v /--^ we are showing a complete line of Ladies'
,-■- . ■ -/ J Tailor Suits. We guarantee them to be
>=--«. the best values in this market and of the
Wm% latest styles. Eton Jackets and Skirts
/■> ' ¥?«• with double box plait.
:' - " v 4/ ,
SjS^>v also offer some excellent bar^iiinn
' -• "."■ "V'i't in Ladies' Shirt Waists, from 50 cents
I>U^ V yfM'i .li opwardß'
a. N '^■^■'S^ : ■ ■:C\ i -- \J. {/* As "Special" for this week we have the
/A ""■'■Csi&fe^ ''■ j /*m&V- celebrated "Hudson Boys' Ribbed Hose"
'^•^ ~\ t fss§!&r--?\i »t 1 5 cents per pair, sold for 2r> cents at
■ x •' jLif-i.iif&ZJ other places.
Pioneer Merchant Colfax. Washington
Xhte Models 0f....
Cleveland, Rambler and Ideal
Bicycles, with (I. &J. Clincher Tires.
Are Beauties. Drop in and examine them and learn prices. Bicycle Sundries
of all kinds. Bicycle and Gun Repairing of every description.
Osborne's Old Stand, opposite City Hall.
2* O C^^M> What you see in a King-
r (waT**** or other Jewelry depends on your
VpiSf'^ £? A&f' knowledge of such matters. It is
*S _ mtir (r\ easy to mistake baser metals for
X y Cw I <y gold—imitations for real jewels.
\Vk. !& \\ Here i 8 the safe plan: come to us. We
1 / Vy m«m vv know all about the quality of our goods
I-, J J^^^^JCTiSy /^VV\ »»nd we give you the benefit of f«ur cx-
j£gj vj perience and our honest valuation.
Mjff^^2^^^ Watches, Kings, Bracelets,
i ' • /'* Chains, Necklaces.
City Jewelry Store
It will pay you to examine
Before investing your money in a Chop Mill.
Some of its features:
No Burrs to Wear Out. No Gears. Only Six Bearings.
Mills specially adapted to wind mill power.
Ail sizes up to 3% tone capacity per hour.
Manufactured by CAKLKY IKON WOKKS, Colfax. Wash.
Slllwr'l'ilwi lor vonr Magazines and Newspapersthrooeh The
[ tIUPt>AAUC Gazette ami save money.
U.I.U. akd EXTRAS. '
* >ur Extras, which are first class, sell at about |
one-half the prices charged by other houses.
Header and Jackson Extras.
150 ft, Siuch 4 ply Gandy Belt 138.60
Myers' Tank Pump, complete . l. r>.oo
Cylinder Teeth, each 0 ets
Next >l<>r to Gir.ishoj>, Main Street, Colfax
S;>eeial attention to transient stock. Horses
boarded by the d<iy, week or month. Our
rates are right.
Headquarters Alinota and Penawawa Stage
Lacey & Sheldon.
(Successors to Bennett i Tarbet)
As successors to Bennett & Tarbet we hope to
merit a continuance of the liberal patronage
given our predecessors. Our best efforts will be
put forth to till your orders in a satisfactory
manner. Our prices will be the lowest possible
consistent with a high prarfe of goods. Your
telephone orders will be tilled with the utmost
care. Yours Respectfully,
W. H. Lacey,
E. K. Slielclon.
Telephone Main -4S. Main St , Oolfax, Wash.
You and your Horse
will be treated right at
Finest Turnouts in the city.
Teams and saddle horses by the hour,
day or week. Stock boarded'at reason
able rat«e.
H. M. LIDDLE, Fropr.
fathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Headers.
Wednesday, July 4
A hoy and a sky rocket caused a $">O,
--000 tire at Seattle.
Teddy Roosevelt, republican candi
date for vice president, is speaking in
James Hamilton Lewis, in an inter
view in the Chicago Record, made the
significant declaration that Washington
ifla republican state. That the state
will go republican, in his opinion, this
fall is known to be the colonel's belief,
which accounts for the announced re
fusal to be a candidate for office this
Canton, Ohio's Fourth of July cele
bration was purely non-partizan. It
was the occasion of the dedication of a
tablet to the country's representatives
in the Spanish-American war and the
mouuting thereon of a Spanish cannon
captured at Santiago. Hut in all the
demonstrations President McKinley was
the central figure, made so by thousands
of people, who went from all over the
country to see him.
Thursday. July 5.
July wheat at Chicago was a shade
lower, quotations standing at 78',. with
August at 79%, September, 80%.
Win. J. Bryan was unanimously nom
inated for president by the democratic
convention at Kansas City.
John J. Reed, a Portland barber was
stabbed to death by an unknown man
at Seattle. Robbery was the motive.
The Second, Sixth and Eighth regi
ments of regulars were recalled from
Cuba and will go to either China or the
The democratic national convention
made "imperialism" the leading cam
paign issue, trusts second, and 16 to 1
relegated to a back seat, while declaring
for it. b
The temperature of 90 degrees that
has tortured Chicago for the past two
days did not vary today. Tonight five
more deaths and 13 prostrations were
Captain Wilde reported the battleship
Oregon afloat from the rock in the Gulf
of Pichili, with pumps controlling the
water. The ship goes to Kure dockyard
in the Inland sea for repairs.
The Chicago Tribune reports from 125
cities record :i0 deaths, 1325 injuries
and $125,000 fire loss from Fourth of
July accidents with toy cannons, pistols,
h're crackers and rockets.
F. M. Griffith shot and probably
fatally wounded bin wife at Troy, Idaho.
He then took morphine and disappeared,
but was later captured alive and well.
Domestic troubles were the cause of the
Friday, July <»
First cavalry is to be Bent to the
Philippines to relieve volunteers.
Silver republican national couvention
nominated Bryan for president.
Three deaths and seven prostrations
from heat was the Chicago record.
Senator Jones of Arkansas was re
elected chairman of the democratic
national committee.
Wheat was steady at Chicago, July
quotations at 7* T, •• Portland, cash, ."()
(3 .">7: Tacoina, 50c for club. 58c for blue
Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, vice presi
dent under Cleveland, was nominated for
vice president by the democrats at Kan
sas City. David B. Hill of New York
seemed to be the favorite, but refused to
accept. Populists refuse to withdraw
Towne, though urged by the democrats
to do so.
Saturday July 7.
The silver republican national com
mmittee advised support of Adlai Stev
enson for vice president.
Former Senator 11. W. Corbett of
Portland was sued for $100,000 dam
ages by E. E. Peterson, formerly of
Helena, Montana, who charges Corbett
with alienation of the affections of Mrs.
At Chicago the extreme humidity
caused the largest list of deaths from
heat of any one day during the past
week. Nine deaths and three prostra
tions was the record. The record for
the week is 27 deaths and 96 prostra
A cyclone accompanied by a cloud
burst and a hail storm, swept over
Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a conserva
tive estimate places the damage result
ing at $100,000. The storm lasted half
an hour and in that time nearly six
inches of water fell, completely inundat
ing the city.
Tornado conditions prevailed through
out the northern part of Hardin county,
lowa. Houses were unroofed and over
turned, barns demolished and trees up
rooted, but loss of life is not reported.
Two and a quarter inches of rain feli
here during the night and the Colorado
river is over bottom lands and still
Sunday, July H.
St. Louis street car employes may
strike again.
Lieutenant I. M. Busby of Wardner,
who was an officer of the First Idaho
volunteers, has offered to raise a com
pany of 120 men for service in China.
Sixteen hundred men wer? today
thrown out of employment by the bank
ing of five furnaces operated by the
Lackawanna Iron A Steel company at
Scranton, Pa.
No formal announcement will be made
bp Charles A. Towne of his decision in
regard to the populist nomination for
the vice presidency until he is notified
formally of the nomination, in about 10
days. He said he would make public his
intention at that time, and would issue
an address giving his reasons for the
action he takes. What that action
would be he refused to gay.
Monday, July 9.
_ { Ju!y wheat was firm at Chicago at
Montana Central train crews are on a
St. Louis street car employes Btruck
again. They complain of unfair treat
Peter Niesson of Chicago successfully
rode Niagara fulls in a strange boat
called the "Fool Killer."
Democratic leaders held a conference.
Headquarters will be at Chicago and
Bryan is to take it easy and not travel
as he has been doing since 18i»G.
The departure of the first pack train
for Chinese service was reported to the
war department from Vancouver Bar
racks, Washington. It says the trans
port Lennon passed out of the Colombia
river to sea at 7 o'clock this morning
carrying 838 horses belonging to the
Sixth cavalry, 28 riding horses for
packers and 100 pack mules.
Tuesday, July 10.
July wheat at Chicago dropped to 78%.
Two steamers brought from Alaska to
Seattle over $1,000,000 in gold dust.
Two infantry battalions aud a battery
of artillery were Bent from Manilla to
\ forest fire started went of Boulder
Creek, Colorado, by a Fourth of July
fire balloon, is devastating the country.
Thousands of acres of timber have been
destroyed, and there seems no proba
bility that it will be brought under con
trol soon.
News that martial law has been pro
claimed at Nome City bj General Ran
dall, in charge of the I'nited States
troops in that district, was brought
down by the steamer St. Paul. The
necessity for martial law arose out of
the jumping of mining claims and other
acts of lawlessness. The St. Paul also
reports a great many cases of smallpox
and typhoid fever at Nome.
Francis Truth of Boston, who adver
tised himself as a "divine healer, ' ap
peared in the Inked States court today,
■ withdrew his previous plea of not guilty,
pleaded guilty and was fined $2500,
which he paid, lie pleaded guilty to
seven indictments, accusing him of using
the mails to further a scheme to defraud,
which involved his devine healing pow
ers, and on five charges he wan fined the
maximum penalty of $500 each.
Spanish ami Cuban Plot to Kill the
New York, July 11.—The World Bays:
A plot to assassinate President McKin
lev hus been frustrated. It was con
cocted by Spanish and Cuban con
spirators who had headquarters in New
Oue of the plotters weakened
and sent a warning letter to the repub
lican national committee. The letter
was placed in the hands of Secretary
Charles Dick, who referred it to Chair
man Odell of the New York committee
for investigation. Chairman Odell en
:ia^ed a detective, who speedily veriiicd
certain allegations made in the" warning
letter. Thereupon Mr. Odell reported to
Mr. Dick, who laid the facts before Chair
man Mark Hanna. Mr. Odell's report
caused great alarm among the presi
dent's close advisers. Mr. Odell made
ir plain that he regarded the plot an ft
matter of the utmost seriousness and
urged that extreme precautions be taken
to keep the president out of harm's
reach. Messrs. Dick and Hanna laid the
matter before the president before he
left for Canton. They instructed Mr.
odell to continue his investigation and
cautioned him to work with the utmost
To a World reporter last night Mr.
Odell admitted that he and other mem
bers of the national committee had dis
covered a plot to assassinate the presi
dent. "Yes, it is true," he said, "but I
regret exceedingly the matter has be
come public."
He was extremely anxious that no
reference whatever should be made to
the matter. Special detectives are
guarding the president in Canton.
The Stand We Take.
Secretary of State Hay outlined under
date of June ,'SO the position of the
I'nited States in the Chinese trouble, as
"In this critical posture of affairs in
China it is deemed appropriate to define
the attitude of the United States as far
as present circumstances permit this to
be done. We adhere to the policy initi
ated by us in 1857, of peace with the
Chinese nation, of the furtherance of
lawful commerce, and of the protection
of the lives and property of oar citizens
by all means guaranteed under extra
territorial treaty rights and by the law
of the nations. If wrong be done to our
citizens, we propose to hold the re
sponsible authors to the uttermost ac
countability. We regard the condition
at Pekin as one of virtual anarchy,
whereby power and responsibility is
practically devolved upon the local pro
vincial authorities. So long as they are
not in overt collusion with rebellion and
use their power to protect foieign life
and property, we regard them as repre
senting the Chinese people, with whom
we seek to remain in peace and in friend
"The purpose of the president is, as it
has been heretofore, to act concurrently
with the other powers, first in opening
up communication with Pekin and rescu
ing the American officials, missionaries
and other Americans who are in danger;
secondly, affording all possible protec
tion everywhere in China to American
life and property; thirdly, in guarding
and protecting all legitimate American
interests; and fourthly, in aiding to pre
vent a spread of the disorders to the
other provinces of the empire, and a re
currence of such disasters. It is, of
course, too early to forecast the means
of attaining this last result, but the
policy of the government of the United
States is to seek a solution which may
bring about permanent safety and peace
to China, preserve territorial and ad
ministrative entity, protect all rights
! guaranteed to friendly powers by treaty
! and international law and safeguard
| for the world the principle of equal and
j impartial trade with all parts of theChi-
I nese empire."
Foreigners at Pekin were reported safe
July 4, except the German minister.
i Later information, however, does not
I confirm this good news.
Nothing Certain About Safely of
Whiles in IVkin.
Chinese Stories Are That They
Were Alive July 1. Bat Story
is Unconfirmed.
London, July 7.—Detail* of further
horrors in iYking are gathered by cor
respondents at Sbangbai from Chinese
sources, especially of the slaughter in
the Chinese and Tartar city of thou
sands of native Christians. The ruthless
thirst for blood is spreading in all the
northern provinces and wherever there
are native Christians the Hc»>nes enacted
io the capital are reproduced in minia
ture. From these provinces nothing
further comes regarding the legation
forces, except a repetition that they are
all dead.
The correspondente aver that if the
Chinese officials wished to throw light
on the real state of affairs in the capi
tal they could do ho. and therefore the
worst report* are accepted as true.
Prince Tnan's coup d'etat is deecribi d
by the Shanghai correspondent of the
Daily Mail as a sequence to the grand
council of ministers, at which Yang I,in
advocated the suppression of the Boxers
promptly. The dowager empress gave
her whole support to Sfnng Lia, and a
scene of disorder ensued. Prince Tuan
passionately intervened, backed by Kind
They rushed from the council and their
partisans raised the cry, "Down with
the foreigners!" The effect was electrical.
The eunuchs, palace officials of all Borfs
and most (if the populace took up the
cause of Prince Tuan, and his agents
immediately put the dowager empress
under restraint.
The Cbefoo correspondent of the Ex
press, telegraphing ou Thursday, Bays
there is no longer any doubt that dis
aster has overtaken the Russian force of
•'{ooo that left Tien Tsin for Peking ou
June 11. The Russians had a full field
gun complement and carried their own
As nothing has been heard of them for
twenty-tour days, it is assumed that
they have been overwhelmed. Trust
worthy news is received to the effect
that all the country to the northeast of
Peking is covered with the corpses of
men and horses of the western garrisons.
Fighting of a desperate character took
place in the immediate neighborhood of
Tien Tsin on June 30.
Taku dispatches s;iy an attack in
great force is expected at any moment.
The Chinese commanders are awaiting
the arrival of more guns and reinforce
ments before making an effort to retake
the city.
Give Japan a Free Hand.
London, July 7.—The Rassiangovern
ment announces that it will give Japan
a free hand to apply military force in
China. The terms of ihis consent are
summarized in the subjoined dispatch
from St. Petersburg under date of July
0 under inquiry from the Japanese cabi
net regarding the dispatch of Japanese
troops to China to render aid to the
foreigners in i'ekin. The Russian gov
ernment declared on May 27 that it left
the Japanese government full liberty of
action in this connection as the Tokio
cabinet expressed if h readiness to act in
full agreement with the other powers.
Troops on the Way.
Washington July 7.—The issuance to
day of formal orders for the dispatch
to the east of more than 6000 troops
from the army posts in the United
States was a manifestation of the energy
with which the government is about to
act in the Chinese matter. True, these
troops ate nominally destined for the
Philippines to replace the volunteers
now there, but it is admitted that they
are being sent out by a route that will
easily admit of a deflection to Taku or
some other convenient Chinese port.
Possibly Consul General Goodnow's cab
legram reporting the legations as being
alive as late as the third instant may
have something to do with this radical
action. Whatever the cause, if these
troops are landed in China, together
with the Ninth infantry, supposed to be
now at Taku, and the marine contin
gent, the United States will have a force
in action commensurate with her inter
ests and in proportion to the European
Chinese Are After Them.
London, July B.—A dispatch from
Tientbin, dated July ;i, says: "Since
early morning the Chinese have heavily
bombarded the foreign settlements. Ad
miral .Seymour has ordered the women
and children conveyed to Taku at the
earliest possible moment,""
Were Safe July 4.
London, July B.—The counsuln at
Shanghai reported the legations safe on
July 4 and that the Chinese had ceased
their attacks. The only fear felt, ac
cording to the reports 'of the consuls,
was regarding the food supply.
London, July 9.—The foreign consuls
at Shanghai met on July 7 and officially
announced that the legations at Pekin
were safe on July 4.
The foregoing statement, read with
Consul Warren's dispatch to the foreign
ortlce on Sunday, makes it possible to
believe that the legations will hold out
for a number of days yet. Having
fought to a standstill the first out
bursts of fanatical fury, it is believed
that something may intervene to save
The news, after the sinster rumors of
the last 10 days, is enough upon which
to build up hope. The Shanghai cor
respondent of the Express, telegraphing
on Sunday at G:10 p. m., throws doubt
upon Consul Warren's information. He
says: "Tao Tai Sheng now admits that
there was an error in his communica
tion to General Warren. The date of
the courier's arrival at Chin Fu was
July 3, which does not apply to his de
parture from Pekin. The courier could
not have left Pekin later than June 28,
as it takes five days to make the jour
ney. The date of the massacre as given
by Chinese reports was the 30th of June
or July 1."
Tientsin is still hard pressed. A Chi
nese force numbering from 80,000 to
100,000 men, as estimated by inconclu-
»ive reconnaisances, il>«h!s the country
roundabout Tientsin. Commooieation
between wbk I. place and Takn is ap
parently possible by ri\er only.
A Chefoo dispatch to the Express says
the Russians have landed 8000 men at
laku and the Japanese bare discharged
several transports. The Japanese posh
ed on to Tientsin, leading in th- subse
quent assault npon the native city in
which their commander was killed.
Pen niorv transports are engaged at
Japanese ports. With tin- 10,000 Ilrit
inh India troops afloat and Iresh Japan
ese contingents it in probable that the
allies will have 50,000 men ashore.
rbe Boxera appear to be Increasing
A i binese army is within 40 miles ol
.New Cbwang, and the foreigners are pre
paring to abandon their homes. The
southern part of the province has been
swept l.y raiders, destroying all works
ol the white man, except in spots garri
soned by Russians.
Proclamation!) have been posted in all
Tillages near Chefoo calling upon the
loyal Chinese to rise and exoel the for
eigners for introducing among the pious
< binese an immoral religion. The proc
lamation continues: "Every good r> id
dhiet is expected to kneel three hours
daily, knock his head npon th- fl >or
thrice, and pray earnestly that sudden,
cruel death may overtake all aliens.
At Mercy of China.
The foreign settlement at Chefoo is at
the mercy of two Chinese forts,equipped
with Krnppgune, which command two
sides of the -ity. Six warships, includ
ing the United States gunboat Nash
ville, are constantly cleared for action.
Latest Report From Confer.
VVoshington, July B.—The lan, China
mail to reach the state department
brought the report of Minister Conger,
perhaps the last that will ever come to'
band. This bears the date of lVkin,
May '_'l. It is of the utmost importance'
disclosing, as it does, a full comprehen
sion on the part of th* foreign ministers
in Pekinof the character and extent of
the Boxer uprising, even though Mr.
('>MK"r himself, by disposition opti
mistic, found some reason to hope that
the worst was over at that date.
What Mr. Conger has to say as to the
attitude of the Chinese government
toward the loxer movement, as revealed
in the formal interchange that took
place between himself and the tsuim-li
yamen, is not only of peculiar interest
now, but probably will have a strong
bearing on the final reckoning that must
be had between the civilized nations and
the Chinese.
Mr. Conger makes it very clear,
through the publication ol the French
priest"* lt'ttcM-H, that a< leant one, and
probably all the European nation* hav
ing interests in northern China, were
acquainted v\ifli the dangers ol the nitii
ation at least two or three weeks before
the actual outbreak in Pekin.
Conger Not Cheerful.
London, July 7.—A dispatch from
Taku says that the lust message from
Mr. Edwin 11. Conger, the United States
minister at J'ekin, brought there l>y ran
titTH, re;ui* ;is follows:
"Wears beaieged the provisions are
becoming exhausted and this Bit nation is
desperate. The reliel force should ad
vance nrid give na notice by signal."
Runners hlho confirm the report of the
burning of tlie native city oT Pekin.
Iv London it in hardly doubted that
the worst has happened, though the
friends of those who were besieged at
Pekin cling to the last slender hope thai
sir Robert Hart (the inspector general
of the cnatomi boose, who wan trusted
hy the Chinese) managed by the promise
of bribes, to induce tin- Boxer leaden to
protect the women aud children from
the violence of the mobs.
Japan Will Act in Accord.
Paris. July 7.—ln the chamber of
deputies today the minister of foreign
affairs, M. IM CaH>e, replying to a
deputy said:
".Japan has expressed to v* her desire
to act in accord with the other powers
and do nothing without them. Prance
haw informed the Japanese government
that it will see with pleasure the co-op
eration of Jfipan in the common cause."
Four thousand French troops, h»- con
tinued, had already started, and an
other 4000 will leave before Jane 20.
Other troops will follow, according to
emergency of the Hit nation. Measures
will also lie taken to make the naval
force worthy of France, who never in
tended to abdicate any of her ri^lit h.
In conclusion, M.Del Caese dwelt upon
the necessity of perfect accord among
the powers and declared that such a>
cord really exists at the present time.
Say Legations Still Hold Out.
London, July 7.—The foreign office
has issued the text of n telegram from
Acting Consul General Warren, at
Shanghai, confirming from thoroughly
trustworthy sources the news received
by courier from I'ekin July .'{, by way of
Shanghai, to the London office of the
inspectorate of Chinese maritime cus
toms, saying that two legations were,
the day the courier left, holding out
against the troops and Boxers,and that
the troops had lost 2000 men and the
Boxers many leaders. Mr. Warren adds
that the messenger says the troops
were much disheartened by their losses,
and that the Boxers claim their mystic
powers have been broken by the foreign
ers, and that they dare not approach
the legations.
It is further asserted that the foreign
ers at Pekin ought to be able to hold
out for a long time, as they have suf
ficient food and ammunition.
One From Goodnow.
Washington, Jalj 7.—A cablegram
was received at the state department
this morning from Consul General (iood
now at Shanghai, dated July 7, Having
that the legations were standing on the
3d instant and that recent attacks of
the Boxen had been slight. They
seemed disposed to adopt starvation
German Kniperor'a Stand.
Kiel, July 'J.— Addn-Hbin;; the tirnt
naval division prior to its departure for
China today, Emperor William said:
"Youth in the first division of armored
ships which I send abroad. Uerneinber,
you have to fight a cunning foe, pro
vided with modern weapon*, to avenge
the (jerman blood which wan flowed
But spare the women and children. I
shall not rest until (biua is subdued and
all the bloody deeds are avenged. Ton
will fight together with the troops of
various nationalities. See that you
maintain good comradeship with them."


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