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Our new fall goods are now in and we would be
pleased to have you call and see them. Every
thing fresh and clean and This Fall's Goods.
Ladies Jackets, prices from $3.98 to $18.00
Ladies Capes, all kinds, prices from • 1.50 to 15.00
Ladies Fur Collarettes, prices from- 1.50 to 15.00
Ladies Silk "Waists, prices from— 5.00 to 10.00
Ladies "Wool Waists, prices from- • • 98c to 3.98
Ladies Dressing 1 Sacques, prices from 98c to 3.98
Ladies Underskirts, prices from• •• • 98c to 4.00
Ladies Overskirts, prices from 1.24 to 10.00
Ladies Wrappers, prices from 89c to 4.00
Wo have everything in ready-to wear garments for
Ladies, Children, Missus and Men. Our Dry Goods stock
is complete in all departments.
Our new and handsomely illustrated Fall and
Winter Catalogue is now ready and "will be mailed
on September 10th. In case you don't receive one,
a postal mailed to us with your name and address
■will get one free of charge.
Get our Catalogue and Com
pare Prices. We are willing* to
stand the test.
Money back if goods are not (satisfactory.
The Place to Save Money.
Fall and Winter Goods
Now Arriving—^-
Come and Look at the First Arrivals
New styles in Ladies' Jackets, Capes and Tailor
ISuits, Dress Skirts and Silk Waists, also the Latest
Fabrics in Dress Goods.
Our new lines in Staple Dry Goods, Clothing, Furnishing
Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Carpets and Oil
Cloths are coming in fast and all departments are well assorted.
Pioneer Merchant. Colfax, Washington
Farms and Town Property For Sale
No. Acres. Distance From Price. N<>. No. Rooms. Size Lot. Price.
l 160 2 1-.; miles Sunset ... jr-joo 10 7 100x130 ?l''"">o
160 1 mile sunset ....... 2.400 22 Two 5 100x120 l'lio
I mile St John -I.SOO 29 6 100\lt(0 I*6oo
I 160 ■_". MiMfS Thornton.. I 0(K) XX t; 100x135 1*275
ii-'o 2milrß Sunset. . 16J00 31 t; Tr of 10 1 its 1800
6 ■.'.' l^milex Diamond. 600 ::j 5 50x100 '^"ii
160 Smiles St. John 'J '^a) :.;! 4 50x100 350
B 160 Smiles St. John. .. . 3,050 :>•"> a 60s 100 650
:;-" s'aimlea m..1..in, 3,500 ;;::•, Tr of 3 acres 1.060
-;s '..mil.. )Ihv 1,200 XXX -1 100x100 ]mi
1- 5-11 :: niiU's steptoe. ... 14,000 All 5 50x100 '725
13 MM I miles Sunset . .... 13.000
M •<■" t miles Colfax v OtiO
IS S^i miles Pullman :i.r>oti . «»-.»■ »- „,«
ii. 160 ile Guy :i,ooo APPJLI 1 ()
17 140 US miles St. John 5,250
160 4 miles Bt John .... i.4ito f^TJf^ TJ TX?XTIVT/^V^
ID 319 ;'.', miles Winona 2,700 VJTX'jV/. XI. JjXLiil j> I^^V.
■!l 320 12 miles Colfax 2,2i>0 '
180 :: miles St. John 5,200 fini wl v «r t out
24 150 :' miles St. John... 1,600 tULrAX, WASH.
25 l"'4 I miles St. John I.iXH)
28 1440 I miles I'itmpii ;);JOO ■
30 160 7 miles The.niton 3,200 .i * i r , , „ „
Also for sale or trade, well improved term, 160 .A.° fnr s«|a. a ip»' John b F iillcr
■cres. in Boathern California. Whitman County Atlases. Prices right.
At prices that will leave you
something to pat in them
A tine line of Ladiea' Parses in all f-tyles and qualities just received and for 30
daj« will t)t> nold at very low prices. I'urses and I'oeket-Booke of all kinds at all
print*. Call and see them.
NVxt Door to PoetoAcr. Telephone, Main I. CF. STUART, Propr.
''j^&L Bring 1 Your Pennies
jjißfft THE BEE 111 \I:
SJPS'&^SBBfc And get all your School Supplies.
Cheapest f-fore in Colfax on All Kinds of Notions.
Remember us on Shoes. Don't Forget the Place.
SCHOOL ROOK'S Prescriptions filled by Pharmacy Graduate.
d'athered Prom Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down An It Comes From
the Wires for Information of
Busy Readers.
Wednesday, August S2O.
United States transport Thomas ar
rived at Sun Francit>co from Manila
with L'."!l sick and wounded soldiers, 31
miiitar.N prisoners. 51 cabin passengers,
173 in the steerage and seven stowa
ways. Seven deaths occurred during
tut* voyage.
National headquarters of the mid
road populists were opened nt Louis
ville, Ky., with Chairman J. E. Parker
in charge. The leaders nay a hard
fight will be made in Kentucky.
Chicago wheat raised to 7-V s for Aug
ust and the name for September
Thursday, August SO.
While hunting in the Bine mountains
in Eastern Oregon, Arthur Kelly, 11
years old, blew tin- top of his father's
head off with a Winchester while asleep
in his blankets. The boy Hays his father
beat and abused him.
With the selection of ottieers and the
choice ef Denver for the national en
campment of L9Ol, the 34th national
encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic practically came to a close.
These officers were chosen: Commander
in-chief, Leo liasM-ur, St. Louie; senior
vice commander, K. (.'. Milliken, Port
land, Me.: junior vice commander, Frank
Seam on, Knoxviile, Term; surgeon gen
eral, John A Wilkins, Delta, ().; chap
lain-in-chief, Rev. A. Adams, San Queri
tin, Cal.
Corbett knocked Kid McCoy out in the
fifth round, with two Mowh over the
heart, in a bout at New York.
Thirty-eight dead men were picked up
on the beach at Cape Nome as a result
of the big storm. Many others are
supposed to be lost.
On account of the recent race riots in
New York, colored men have tiled dam
age suits ngainst the city aggregating
Friday, August 31.
Fusion deals of Idaho populists and
ilemocratH hung tire.
O.licials of the war department are
positive thai the soldiers of General
Chaffee's army took no part in the ex
tensive looting which followed the cap
tun- of the city of Tientsin. At the direc
tion of Secretary Hoot petemptory or
ders were issued to military officers to
exert every effort to prevent looting aud
to severely punish disobedience of such
"In my opinion there will be a strike
in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania,
and it will be the highest that the United
States has ever known," said President
John Mitchell of the United Mine VVdrk
prs of America. "We have formulated
our demand h for an advance of about
20 per cent in wages and the removal of
certain conditions that exist in the an
thracite region. Principal among these
is that i!ih opera torn in dealing with the
miners allow :t:!oo pounds in a ton and
in Belling coal allow 2000 pounds for a
ion. If the strike is ordered 1 believe
that 140,000 men will come out."
A Peneacola, Florida, coal company
closed a contract for shipment of 100,
--000 tons of coal to Piume, Austria.
The battleship Oregon arrived at
Nagasaki, Japan. She eventually will
return to the United States for the com
plete repair of injuries sustained in her
grounding, but will first go to China.
During .Inly the aggregate receipts
from internal revenue from all sources
were $29,231,347, an increase of $1,409,
--431 over the name month of last year,
At a cabinet meeting the condition of
several hundred <r thousand destitute
miners at Cape Nome and of a large
number of Indian tribes in Alaska was
discussed. It was decided that the war
department should send a transport to
Cape Nome to bring back such of the
miners as are penniless and liable to en
danger the public welfare there this win
ter by reason of their destitute condi
tion. It is believed that a large pro
portion of those who flocked to Nome
early in the spring hoping to "strike it
rich" are stranded. Provisions and
clothing will be sent to the Indians, who
are said to be destitute.
Saturday, September 1
Transports Garonne aud Cackling ar
rived at Nagasaki with two squadrons
of the First cavalry. They will be di
verted from China to the Philippines.
About 25,000 idle tin plate workers
of the American Tin Plate company
throughout the country will nsume
work, the scale of wages having been
satisfactorily adjusted.
There was a blockade of 20 miles of
wheat cars at Argentine, Kansas. All
the roads in Kansas are unable to
handle the wheat offered.
The monthly circulation statement
issued by the comptroller of the cur
rency shows, at the close of business
August 31, 1900, the total circulation
of natioual bank notes was $324,223,
--810, an increase fir the year of $82^
-152.018 nnd an increase for the month
of $4,208,454 The circulation based
on luited States bonds was $290,341-,
956, an increase for the year of $84,
--4(58,007 and an increase for the month
of $4,103,022. The circulation secured
by lawful mouey amounted to $33,582,
--000, a decrease for the year of $2,315,-
-989 and an increase f;>r the month of
$14,532. The amount of United States
bonds on deposit to secure circulation
notes was $295,790,080 and to secure
public deposits $88,840,280.
Secretary Foster's annual report of
t'ue cotton crop of the Fuited States
makes the crop for 1899-1900 9,436,000
bales, against 11,274,840 last year.'
The monthly statement of the director
of the mint shows that during August
the total coinage at the United States
mints was $7,714,100 as follows: Gold,
$5,505,000; silver, $2,530,000; minor
coins, $188,100.
The flour mills of Minneapolis whose
year ended with last night, eclipsed all
previous records in the hiiitorj of fbe
'°/"*tT?- Tbp Prodocl last year »a*
14,L.) ( ,25(t barrels,this year 14,500,000
Sunday. September 2.
Thirteen person* killed and over :to
others injured in the appalling resuit <>f
a rear end collision between an excur
sion train and a milk train on the I'.eth-
Vhem branch of the Philadelphia A
Keading railroad at Hat Held, Pa. The
excursion train wan a minute ahead of
Thp U. S. transport Lawton, in to be
seat to Cape Nome to relieve the desti
tute miners, many of whom have pc
titioned through (ieneral Randall for
transportation Booth before the hard
Alaskan winter sets in. The Lawton
will sail for the north aw noon as she
can be got ready, probably within a few
days. She has accommodations for
about 700 men.
The dead bodies of William Taylor
and Haneen Basmnssen were found on
adjoining ranches near Polsom, Calif.
Both men had been murdered.
Owing to the unusually heavy west
nard passenger traffic, as well as to the
interruption in sailings owing to the
Iloboken disaster and to the chartering
of passenger steamers for the German
government for use in Chinese waters,
many American citizens have recently
been compelled to rake steerage passage
in returning to the United States.
Monday, September 8.
In a quarrel over a school election 11.
C. Hranstetter unsuccessfully attempted
to ehoot EL B. L'astman at Boise,
Idaho. Both are pioneer citizens.
The I*. S. transport Kosecrans sailed
from San Francisco for Manila via Nag
asaki, with light batteries (' and M,
Seventh artillery, Major (Jrrenough com
manding; 12' A recruits and 100 members
of the hospital corps.
Ex-(Jovernor Llewellyn of Kansas
died suddenly and unexpectedly at
Republicans opened the Kentucky
campaign at Bowling (Jreen with a big
There is still no fusiou with Idaho
populists aud democrats, but the
engineers say it is in sight.
Tuesday, September 21.
Russia and the United States an
nounce their willingness to withdraw
their troops from Pekin, but other pow
ers have not co far answered the sug
State issues, of which that of local
option was the most important, caused
a 20 per cent decrease in the republican
vote in the state election in Vermont,
and a large proportion of that loss went
to the democratic party. The republi
cans, of course, carried the state by an
immense margin. It i-i likely to fall at
ieast 10,000 under the vote of IMH), but
at the same time it is probably about
5000 ahead of the gubernatorial vote
of IH9B.
Idaho's population is estimated at
160,000 by the Boise Statesman.
Tia;,sports Meade and Californian
arrived at Manila. The Californian was
1(5 days overdue, being laid up at (iuam
with n broken propeller.
The republican campaign in Missouri
waH opened at Sedalia, with 10,000 peo
ple present.
September wheat at Chicago, T.'l*,; Oc
tober, 7-iVj Portland cash ">(> to .r >7;
Tacoma, ~><> for club, 50 for bluest em.
Warm Place Which the Gallant
Ninth Infantry Held.
Auburn, N. V., Sept. 3 —Mrs. Louis B.
Lawton of thin city, wife of Lieutenant
Lawton of the Ninth infantry, now do
ing service in China, received a letter
from Major J. M. Lee, who took tempo
rary command of the Ninth infantry, re
lieving Colonel Liscom. He gives a
graphic accouut of the battle of Tientsin
and comments on the gallantry of Lieu
tenant Lawton, who was wounded four
times during the battle while executing
After referring to the loss sustained by
the Ninth regiment, which Major Lee
places at 25 per cent in killed and
wounded, he says:
"Captain Noyes had been twice wound
ed; Captain Bookmiller had fallen; Major
Regan had fallen severely wounded
within a few fe>t of me, and soon after
Colonel Liecom fell wounded mortally.
This all occurred before or about 9a.m.
on the 30th. We had pushed forward to
the limit and were separated from the
enemy by h caual or moat 50 yards
wide and from six to eight feet deep in
water. The ground in our rear where so
many had fallen was literally swept by
bullets aud shrapnel. To advance was
impossible, and with the dead and
wounded around us, and all of us in
mm! and water from our wai«ts to firm
pits, we determined to hold the place
and await reinforcements, ammunition
and relief for our wounded.
The situation became more and more
desperate. About l()a. m. I decided to
send Lieutenant Lawton with an orderly
back for help. It was a perilous under
taking, but I believed he would get
through, and he did so under a heavy
tire aud coolly reported our needs to
General Dorward. Some reinforcements
were sent, about 100, but tLey never
reached our front line. Lieutenant Law
ton stood up under fire and urged them
to move on. He then received a scalp
wound. He then started alone to join
me and report. When nearly through
he was bit in the arm and breast severe
ly. Captain Brewster and I went to him
and he reported the result of his mission.
There he and I, with the dead and j
wounded about us, remained under fire
until nightfall. Lawton was again hit
in the sole of the shoe.
"Nelson _(\ Price, a private in Com
pany F, Ninth infantry, attended him j
and protected him with'a little bank of
earth, which was hit many times. Two
or three times orders had been sent us
to retire at night, but we never got
"Lieutenant Lawton, Lieutenant Fra
zier and I matured a plan to withdraw
undercover of darkness and carry off
i all our wounded and the body of our
| colonel. This we accomplished, begin
i ning the move at 8:30 p. m , though un
der some of the enemy's fire. One poor
j fellow lost his life, shot seven times. For
nearly an hour we floundered along over
i dikes and into ditches filled with mud
and water, and assembled under a mud
bank, where we found a part of the regi
ment under Colonel Coolidge."
Governor Charged With Specific
Acts of Dishonesty.
Veteran Editor of the Washington
Standard TVIIw Some Thine*
John K. Han Keen <;uilty Of
Tlic aiiti republicans, and more par
ticularly the Rogers strikers and heelers,
an-fond o! declaring that Roger* ban
been a really, truly honest governor of
the state of Washington. Saying noth
ing of his base betrayal of the populist
party which elected him, and for wbofte
death Mow he began to plan an hood as
he was safely seated in the gubernatorial
chair, it is well to listen to the words of
John Miller Murphy, editor of the Wash
ington Standard, a thoroughly demo
cratic paper of 30 years" standing at
Olympia. This comes From the very
shadow of the walls of the governor**
orhVe. It is an arraignment such as no
other governor has be»>n subjected to.
It is boldly made and John R, Rogers
is defied to enter a denial:
Arraignment of Kojjers.
The Wnnhiris^t on Standard (demo
cratic) says: It is quite true that the
present Btate officers arc able to make h
very creditable showing for their ser
vices the pant four .years, not alone from
economic work done, but from the de
veloping of latent mum-en of revenue
which have materially lifted the burden
of taxation from the people's shoulders.
Every one of these aids can be traced to
its legitimate source, and there is no
more need of attributing their inaugu
ration, development, or success, to the
executive head, than there is to pro
claim that the twinkling star-light is re
fleeted from the moon.
It is observed, however, that there
are many of our fellow men who readily
accede to anything that is said favor
able to men in public office It is prob
ably best that it should be ho, for it
shows a faith in humanity in general,
which extended observation demon
strates in often misplaced, and a
thorough knowledge of that fact might
lead to development of a cynical nature
and the pessimism and misanthropy
which destroys hope aud makes life a
It is well, however, for the people who
follow the promptings of patriotism us
shaping the destiny of free government
to study well the personal characteristics
of their no called rulers, and when they
ask for reelection, to verily by crucial
facts their adaptability or unfitneM for
an extension of official terms, based up
on the bent possible test, their own acts.
As a great patriot once Raid, '"There in
no better way of judgir.gthe future than
by the past," aud in judging of the past
official lets of John It Rogers, what
anybody can see to approve, aside from
the bare performance of routine work,
is beyond the power of mortal man to
discover. On the other hand, there is
much connected with his official conduct,
that we believe, like
"Vice presents so frightful a mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen."'
and it is to state a few of those facts,
and prove them by indisputable evi
dence, if required, that this article in
Grave Charges of Dishonesty.
Ist, we charge J. R. Rogers with hav
ing "held up" bills to influence legisla
tion. It can be shown that his hench
men, the concluding days of the last
sessiou, became ho hold an to claim that
they Bpoke by executive authority that
certain appropriations would not meet
with the executive approval necessary
to their validity, unleisH Rogera' spite
work should be advanced by making
effective the official veto on other meas
ureH. Hon. John Me Heavy stated thin
to be the case, and voted to pleaxe the
executive and immediately afterward*
the Skokoiuish fishery appropriation be
came a law.
This shonld be Boffleient to prevent
his renomination by any honest party.
2d. John R. Rogers did, through his
heuchmen, levy and collect contributions
for a Rogers' campaign to secure his re
nomination,and has sent bis appointees,
whose salaries are paid by the people,
over the sate to promote that object.
That the levy and collection has been
made can be proven by ex-secretary of
the board of control, Mr. Cbidester,
whose resignation therefrom was based
upon a knowledge of such nefarious
methods for self-advancement.
This should be sufficient to prevent
his reuomination by any honest party.
3d, .John R. Rogers, has, as executive
of the state, presented to the state
auditor bills for bis wife and daughter's
transportation, and dining-car and
hotel expenses, while they were accom
panying him on his junketing trips
abou the state, which bills, Auditor
Cheetham states, were disallowed, where
upon Rogers approached Deputy At
torney Gpneral Vance for aid in secur
ing payment of the bills. He was plain
ly told by the attorney general that
there was no authority of law by which
the bills could be paid, and he then
withdrew them "for the present."
Nepotism by official appointment, is
bad enough, but to foist his family de
pendents upon the payroll without either
of them performing any legitimate ser
vice therefor, is in plain violation of
propriety and his oath of office. -
This act should prevent him from re
ceiving a nomination from any party of
honest men.
Aside from these specific acts of dis
i honesty, the executive has been guilty
jof oufliuing a policy throughout his
j term for his own personal aggrandize-
J nient. He has ignored every pledge and
| promise made in the campaign four
I years ago, when it conflicted with build
! ing up a personal following, and has
i connived with enemies of the powers
j "opposed to republicanism" to make
> his work effective.
Now should the people who are un
aware of this perfidy, or delegates elect
ed without a knowledge of these and
many other facts of equal damning
force, be allowed to vote with their eyes
closed to his utter unfitness for any of
: ffieial position whatever? Shall the op
position of Tbarntoß county be handi
capped by the bire assertion that we
have a personal grievance to redress,
I when so many and such flagrant viola
] tions of decency, propriety, honor, and
law, may be cited and proven that
Hboald retrain any bone, man from
IJSSI «■ »«»• for the high IT
«'.,., h,h»H ho completely diHgram/'
. It * intended that if he b supported
'" 7";v«itw»n, it Hhall be witheyeTooen
;-«''nHMHF, ) n ; , ; dup ( ,nthefuHion;^
the responsibility will not rent with
W who have bad ample opportun tv
for ;;r«H.«. K H junt estimate ,5 bta£
■picaDle nature.
Turner's Kino Italian Hanrf,
Tncoma Ledger: Borne extra fine
work should have beet, anticipated at the
Seattte populist potlateb. Senator Tur
tier, already twice distinguished for dic
tafonal HoeeeaMS. was known to have
do greater intemrt in the fusion affnir
than the nomination of Roger* He
had abundant resources and a well en
tabhshed record for unHerupulounneHH
He had reason to be denperate- hi H one
Blender hope for reelection to the senate
depended upon the nomination and re
election of UogerH.
The practical politics of the Seattle
situation were obvious to everyone fa
miliar with the inner workings of the
original fusion, and what Turner had to
accomplish at Seattle in order to mort
gage the prospective patronage and null
ol the governor's office wan not no great
a tank aw the one he performed ruccchh
lully at Bllensbarg.
By far the most popular choice of the
fnsioniets for governor four yearn ago
was Colonel Lewis. The Kingeounty
populist delegation, dominated hy anti
wallace democrats, was the most poten
tial factor in the weightier of the three
conventions. They stood by Lewis and
would have made him governor but for
Turner, who was running the conference
committee an the representative of the
16 to 1 silver convention, ;ind had made
plans to secure a nominee favorable to
bit! design to break into the I'nited
States senate.
Rogers was inn man, but Roger* hail
made a record while a member of the
legislature, two \earn previous, that waH
supposed to bare shocked, if not par
alyzed, the sensitive ladings of tbe hon
ent populist* throughout tbe Htate. He
had accepted aonaal railroad piiHHt*H in
violation of tbe platform pled^eM to
w!iii■!) be had subscribed. Worse Htill,
and grievously ho, be bad ridden under
the privilege of tbese corrupting paato
boards, and tor the mileage thiin trav
eled without font he had collected the
perjured fare* from the Htate. A fac
simile of the pass had been published,
and the mileage collections from the
Htate treasury cheeked up.
Ko^ern wan roundly denounced l>y t he
opposition as a Dettv rascal ami n be
trayer of his party. Although he was
popular with the mtddle-of-tberoadrra
an the oracle of their multifarious jhiiih
ami pbariKnical virtues, the {tetter ele
ment am. »ntr them joined in tbe adoption
of a resolution which eliminated him
from the race, as dishonorably ineligible,
mid thus the nomination of Lewis
seemed assiire^
Turner had every reunon to fear for
tbe fate of bis senatorial ambition with
LewiH hh governor. The colonel was a
pretty Insty candidate for the United
States seoatorship himself. Besides, hin
affiliation with Turner and Winston was
a mere temporary pxpedi**nt, and they
knew it.
It was decided, therefore, to cheat him
of the victory already bait won. How
thin was done in detail may never be
known but ttje subtle influences brought
to bear upon the populist convention
eaosfrd a majority to rescind the anti-
Rogers resolution. With the Spokane
whitewashing tbns administered the
I'uyallup man was slated by Turner'H
conference committee for governor and
Lewis wan sidetracked for congress. In
the recent struggle for place on the Tur
ner ticket we witnessed the spectacle of
Lewis begging for his friend Ronald
what Gilman four years ago begged for
him—the congressional nomination.
Chinese Gentleman Warns Itewarri
for Murderiny Foreigner*).
Pekin, Aug 21.—Prince Thing in en
deavoring to open negotiations with the
allies. Yu Hsin, governor of Shanghai,
his sent a memorial to the throne ask
ing for a reward for having invited ~>'J
foreigners to eoroe under hi* protection
and for having afterward* killed them.
Pekin, Aug. '2-J —("hune Li, a member
of the tsung li yamen, and prefect of po
lice, visited the Austrian representative
yesterday, who armited him beeaota of
the Cbioese official's complicity in the
attacks on the legations. An AtKtriaa
dispatch says (hung Li whh military
governor of I'ekin.
Heads Cut Oft
Pekin, Aug. 20.—Three more members
of the tsnng li yamen have been exe
cuted by the empress. They tie Hen
Tun, a member of the imperial necretary,
I,i Shun, a friend of the foreigner*) and
Li Vien Yuan. They were put to death
jiint before the arrival of the allied forces.
There in do government in I'ekin. The
Japanese and Russians for Home un
known reason, still remain outside the
innermost palaces of the forbidden city.
Tbe Germans, on tbe other hand desire
to burn everything and avenge the death
of Baroa Yon Ketteler. Yesterday waH
quiet in the section allotted to the Amer
icans in the southern part nf the city.
Its condition is iv great contrast to the
other foreign sections where thieving
continues. The credit is due to General
(Jhaffee's proclamation forbidding loot
ing and offering fair pay for provision.
It has beeu ascertained that the posi
tions held by the legationerw during the
siege were undermined by the Boxers
and in a few days more the mine would
have been sprung.
Capture of Boer General.
London, Sept. 1 —A <iueenntown dis
patcb, dated yesterday, describes the
dramatic capture of Gen. Oliver, during
the Boer attack on Winberg. Eight
Queenstown TOlantecn sortied from the
town, and took up a position in a
donga, through which the road punned,
and behind the Boer position. As the
Boers retired through the doijga, in
single file, they were stuck up, one by
one and put in charge of a couple of
men, out of siijlit, until the Colonials
had captured twenty-eight, including
Gen. Oliver and bin three none. Ah 2(H>
BoerH were following behind, in fairlj
close order, the Colonials then began
bard volley tiring, with the result that
they killed six Boers and frightened off
the others, who had no idea of the act
ual number in the donga.

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