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Senator Allen of Nebraska Could
Not Wake Them Dp.
Addressed a Small Audience On
the Ismii'k Worn Out by
Candidate Ilrjan.
Win. V. Allen, who, through the hand
of death laid upon the republican who
beat him for re-election before the Ne
britHku legislature early in 18JW, and
who through the ((race of a faeioßWt
governor is again senator from the
graaahopper state, addressed an audi
ence of about 150 people at the court
house Monday evening. The senator
had not been billed for a speech here, but
wan passing through to till his North
Idaho appointment! Vben held up by a
few of his admirers among the local fa
aioniata. Otherwise he would probably
have been greeted by a Iji rj^i-r audience.
The Meeting was much of a froHt, and
the Moator was certainly a disappoint
ment to those of his admirers who had
expected much from a reputation. The
only argument advanced in hit* speech
of an hour and a half which has not
Keen worn threadbare by Mr. Bryan and
the newspapers of the whole country,
whh in explanation of the prosperity so
patent that he did not attempt to deny
its exigence. He said the production of
gold within the pant three yearn had
been greater than the volume of all the
gold and silver in existence in 185)6, and
that Mr. Mckinley had not dug it out.
Thus was the prosperity, ho worrying to
the Bryan democracy, disposed of.
Senator Allen iH of commanding phy
sique, with a dignified nasal twang and
a slow and tedious delivery which fully
explains why te »hh once able to make
a three days' speech in the senate. His
audience when he took the Boor after
introduction by 11. W. Cantieid in an
eulogium which will be carried down in
Colfax history an well spread on, straight
ened up with the expectancy of an ora
torical wanning up. The introductory
remarks were patiently listened to with
occasional faint applause— just an a
marker for what was coming. Hut on
anil on the senator mooted. No excuse
appeared for the tremendous and uncon
trollable outburst of pent-up feeling for
which the few fusionists in front rows
were prepared, and they settled resign
edly down in their Heats. When it was
impressively given out that the senator
believed that McKinley in a gone gosling,
the silence was oppressive. Not until
the magic name of Bryan was mentioned
for the first time near the close of the
Hpeeeh did a couple of dozen pairs of
hands spat with anything like enthusiam;
but this was short lived. Somehow, the
Nebraska senator failed to generate the
spark. He apologized on the grounds
that he did not exp<ct to speak in
Washington and was unprepared. Bat
ns he spoke only upon national issues
and is making a set campaign in Idaho,
the audience wondered if this was not
hiw Idaho speech and the best he carried
Imperialism Relegated to the Tail
End by Allen.
Senator Allen spoke principally upon
but three issues—silver, tariff and im
petialism. Silver was made the "para
mount"' issue. The Henator is west of
the Mississippi. East of the river such
taction would be democratic heresy and
in violation of the Kaunas City plat
form. Tariff was given the second place
of importance, and the "paramount'"
issue of imperialism was relegated to the
obscure end of the speech and scarcely
dragged from its obscurity. Nearly every
word said about it was in relation to
Cuba and Porto Rico —mighty little re
garding the Philippines.
While only a repetition of old and
worn out arguments of the Kryauocracy,
the senator was fair and free from vitu
peration or abuse oi persous, except
when he got down to Mark Banna. The
thought of his fellow senator was a red
rag, and be charged Marks fairy form
with a roar and a rush. It was the de
liberate and dignified opinion of the ap
pointed senator from Nebraska (who
was furious at Bryan when he was de
feated for re-election before the legisla
ture) that Mark Banna looks precisely
like his cartoons; that he is coarse and
ignorant, and believes only in the power
of money.
Senator Allen announced himself in
the beginning as a "populist without
frills.'" He said there were two brands
of populists—the fusioniat and the mid
roader, and that he was not a mid
roasler. "In mv state,'" said he, "the
midroaders are led by the republicans.
There are not more than ;)00 in the
whole state."
The speaker followed with the an
nouueerneut that be is not in love with
any party. This was in preparation for
itn at tempt to peraoade republicans to
desertion to a party whose leader* even
do not love it. He said he would have
no more compunction in leaving a party
when its mission is ended than in cast
ing off a worn out shoe, and that he
might, even at his age, vet belong to
half a dozen parties. In hie judgment,
the republican party is leading the na
tion to destruction. When he asked
what good the gold standard does the
ordinary citizen, there were two or three
faint lihihl claps. Be said it made the
dollar harder to get, and that the quan
tity of money in circulation regulates
the price of manufactured artic.es.
Speaking of gold aud silver, the senator
said he would rather have paper than
The administration he charged with
deception in establishment of the gold
standard, but when he made a painful
pause for applause there was absolute
silenci-uot a token of approval of the
Prosperity is All Abroad.
Notwithstanding the fact that there ie
prosperity and employment for all who
care to seek it, Senator Allen showed
the calamity skeleton, with whose dry
bones he and his party parts with many
v sad and briny tear, by announcing
that the prosperity is all abroad. It is
in Europe, in England, in Russia and in
Germany. This terrifying statement
did not blanch a fact-.
"Since 1896," declared Senator Allen
"more gold has been produced from the
mines of the Klondike, the Transvaal
and elsewhere, than all the gold and sil
ver then in existence—and McKinley
never dug it out."
Remarks on the tariff were confined
to the statement that, even if wool and
mutton prices were op, the schedules of
the Wilson and Dingley bills affecting
them were practically identical, and
could not have affected the industry;and
then he went on to nay that a suit of
clothes which could formerly be pur
chased for $12 now costs flti, because
the importation of raw materials for the
cloth is estopped by the present tariff
A few words were devoted to con
demnation of the numbers of the present
army, and the assertion made that when
it came time to muster out the volun
teers next .Mine it might be depended
upon that the powers that be would
tind some excuse, not only for a con
tinuance of the present strength, but to
increase it. While condemning the regu
lar standing army, as now authorized,
in n burst of something more nearly ap
proaching oratory than anything else
yet said, the senator declared that the
country depended upon the volunteer
soldier —not remarking, however, that
even every ngular soldier —every soldier
of the I'nited States— is a volunteer.
Expansion was disposed of by the
declaration that all additions hereto
fore, except Alaska, were of contiguous
territory, and therefore justifiable
The declaration was made that none
but democrats and populists favored re
lief of Cubans and the Spanish war.
The Porto Ricnn tariff bill of 15 per
ceut was attacked.
One laugh was raised when he said
Roosevelt, not Dewey, Schley or any
others, was the hero of the war.
The Filipino war was declared to be
in violence of the constitution. "Where
iH the declaration of war?" the penator
The republicans were charged with
trying to abolish the declaration of in
Senator Allen said the Filipinos were
capable of governing themselves, but
could never reach our state of civiliza
tion, because it is not in them.
Lincoln was quoted in brief extracts,
somewhat after the style of Bryan's
"More trusts have been formed under
the McKinley administration than in
all previous time, aud every trust favorH
McKinley's election," said the senator.
It is presumed this includes the Tam
many ice trust and the round cotton
bale trust participated in by Senator
Jones of Arkansas, cbaiiman of the
democratic national committee.
Senator Turner came in for an eulo
giuin almost equal to that given the
speaker in his introduction, when it was
announced that he was recognized as
the greatest constitutional lawyer i;i
the senate. This being the object of the
meeting, it then broke up.
During the last half of the speech,
Hon. Billy Uoodyear of the Commoner
enjoyed himself highly, the speaker's re
marks having had such a soothing
effect, that Billy had fallen asleep.
Mrs. Fred Waite and baby and Mrs.
Ida Woodward, who have been visiting
Colfax relatives for several weeks, re
turned to their home at Pendleton, Or.,
Mrs. .1. Hamilton Patten and children
of Denver, Colo., arrived in Colfax Fri
day, and are guests of Mr. and Mrs C.
Iv Scriber.
Miss Frances Bragg returned Sunday
from a fix weeks' visit with friends at
Mrs. Howard Bramwell returned Sat
urday evening from a visit to Harrison,
Idaho, friends.
Chae. Grim has returned from Ta
coraa, where he spent several months.
Prof, and Mrs. W. J. Roberts of Pull
man spent a few hours in Colfax Mon
day on their way to Portland on an
.John McMahon was in the city from
(ivy Tuesday.
A. C. Warner came down from Spo
kane Tuesday on a short business and
pleasure trip.
Dr. Uarvey ,]. Felch came over From
Koslyn Monday to accompany Mrs
Felch home. The lady has spent several
weeks with Coif ax relatives.
Mrs. Kate Metz returned Tuesday
morning irom Baltimore, where she has
spent three months witli relatives.
A. A. Wilson of Palouse, republican
candidate for prosecuting attorney,
spent several days at Colfax tins week
and by his geniality added many new
friends to bis large list of old ones.
Miss Edna Little, teacher of the sev
enth grade in the city schools, is serious
ly ill at St. Ignatius hospital. Her
mother, who resides at Caldwell, Idaho,
is with her. Mrs. W. E. llnusom is sup
plying her place in the school.
Mrs. Thos. Baker is visiting at Hepp
ner, Oregon.
Mrs. John Pultz of Denver, Idaho, is
visiting Mrs. R. L. MeOroskey.
R. H. Lacey and W. E. Burrell have
returned from an inspection of the sugar
beet fields at La Grande, Oregon, with p
view of entering largely into their culti
vation on the Burrell lauds. They will
also inspect the beet fields of Michigan
and Nebraska.
Mrs. Wni. Goodyear and son Tr*vor
left Monday for the east. They .ill
visit at Boston, Providence and oilier
down east points.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Cromwell returned
Thursday to their home at Portland,
after a social and business visit of sev
eral weeks. They were preceded Tues
day by their daughter, Miss Leona.
Mrs. H. P. James will spend the win
ter at Walla Walla, where she will keep
house for her daughters, L;*ura aud Lu
cile, aud Emma Davenport, while at
tending Whitman college. They left
Uerthold Kuhn and Chas. Warner
have gone to San Francisco, the former
to attend business college and the latter
to study medicine.
J. S. Carter, Wilbur Yearsley and G.
A. Chapman left Wednesday for Salmon
river, to inspect a placer property. They
were accompanied by two experts.
Mrs. H. S. Conu, sister of Sheriff Can
utt, is visiting in the city, from Rose
burg, Oregon,
Melancthon Walters and Will Kennell
left Monday for Whitman College, Walla
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kenaell attend
ed the street carnival at Portland.
Dr. Ed. Maguire of Pullman spent two
or three days of the week in town.
A fair will be held for the benefit of
St. Ignatius hospital some time next
month. Many handsome articles have
been donated already by friends of the
Sisters. No pains will be spared to
make the fair a brilliant Buccees o
All Needed tor Success is Con-
tinued Bright Weather.
Livestock Exhibit and Pleasing
Free Entertainments Will Sur
pass All Previous Ones.
The bright weather of the past week
has raised the expectations of the Whit
man County Fair management, tor good
weather is now the only necessary thing
to make the fair meeting a great suc
A contract has been closed during the
past week with M&lvern Bros., now in
California, and who are billed for Spo
kane during the fruit fair, to appear in
Colfax the three last days of the fair as
a free attraction. The Malvern Bros,
are known all over the coast ac the
greatest tumblers and acrobats in the
business. They do a number of sensa
tional turns, among them being the
"brother's act,'' which starts with a
pyramid, each brother standing on the
other's shoulders, when simultaneously
all turn somersaults and reach the
ground safely. They will do their turn
each day on the race track, in front of
the grand stand.
A contract has also been signed with
Prof. Richard Karlston, the balloonist
of Portland, who will make two ascen
sions orr 27th and 29th of September.
Karlston has been in the business a num
ber of years and has a record ac a high
J. \V. Janney, "vho has the contract
for building the new livestock barn,
started a force of men at work yester
day and will have the work completed
in a few days. This will give the asso
ciation thirty new stalls for exhibiting
cattle aud hogs, and will be a great im
provement over the old open shed
formerly used.
M. Lynch of Four Mile will bring ia
an exhibit of horses and tine blood Po
land China pigs.
J. C. Bain of Dry Creek will exhibit
some native grown broom corn, and al
ho try to capture the prize on Red Chaff
J. S. Klemgard will bring in ten head
of blooded cattle, and also several head
of Poland China and Berkshire hogs.
Henry Larkin will exhibit some Here
ford heifers and bulls.
W. Rensuaw of Lewiston came in with
his string of three running horses last
week and engaged quarters at the
track, where there are about twelve
horses now quartered.
There is some talk of big political
rallies in Colfax during fair week, but as
yet no definite arrangements have b^en
Peaches From the Hills.
Then. Smith has presented The Ga
zette with a box of peaches, which,
though not large, rival in flavor the best
from the recognized peach districts of
Snake river and the lower altitudes.
These peaches were grown in Mr. Smith's
tine orchard two or three miles east of
Colfax, on the hills. They are splendid
ly matured und demonstrate that this
tender fruit can be grown and ripened
on the Palouse uplands, where all the
hardier fruits flourish so well. From
many other points come reports of ex
cellent peaches gathered on the bills,
though the l'alouse plateau has not in
any sense heretofore been considered a
peach country. The (iarfield Enterprise
sa\s: "Some of as nice peaches as we
have seen anywhere grew on J. W. Cox's
farm west of town. Mr. Cox say* they
have several trees and usually h>.\e
more than enough for themselves. He
recommends planting only the early
varieties as it sometimes happens that
the late varieties do not ripen." Good
crops of peaches are also reported about
Farmington, generally considered at
the highest altitude of any Palouse sec
At the Opera House.
A great many people have read Sien
kiewicz's wonderful novel ''Quo Vadis:"
but few, if any Colfax people have wit
iiH^Ht-d a dramatization of the play.
Such an opportunity will be |given them
on tomorrow (Saturday) evening, Sept.
15, when Russell & Drews Theatre Com
pany will produce the play at the Colfax
opera house, promising a good and
faithful version of the story. For the
reason that this attraction appears so
closely to the minstrels, the manage
ment have placed the prices of tickets at
50c ami 7~>c. Keats can be secured at
Hamilton's, commencing today at 9
,1. H. and Cbas. Taylor of Farming
ton, owners of the Mother Lode quartz
mine in the Hoodoo district on the
upper Palouße river, are reported to
have struck ore in the second tunne!
which is literally studded with free gold
and assaying fCTno to the ton, from a
fair sample tested. A ton of this kind
of ore has been taken out, and there is
plenty more like it in sight. It has been
known for two or three years that the
Mother Lode is extremely rich, but this
has caused great excitement among
those interested in the district.
Bridges Are Broken.
Traction engines have played havoc
with culverts and small bridges on every
county road. Many are bo badly dam
aged as to be positively dangerous and
suould be looked after by the various
supervisors without delay. In some of
the larger county hridges, also, holes
are broken almost large enough for a
horse to fall through. These should be
at once repaired, else heavy damage
suits are likely to be brought and gained
against the county for injuries sustained
to persons or teams.
if you waut lusurance, or a collection
promptly made, cull ou Eacho, Larue &
Co.. the real estate hustlers*
Saturday Evening, Sept. 15.
Russell & Drews Theater Company
In a faithful and complete version of
With a Competent Cast.
Prices for this engagement 50 and 75c. Seats at Hamilton's 9 a.m. today*
Great Gold Ledge
Brown Bros, of the Modern Warehouse
Elevator Company shipped one of their
sack elevators to Prescott this week and
another to Wilbur. Carley Bros, also
shipped one of their feed mills to Bridge
port, one to Coulee City and one went to
Harvesting is almost entirely com
pleted throughout the Palouse.
Democrats held a committee meeting
Saturday and decided to open head
quarters at Colfax. E. .1. Doneeu, Sey
mour Manning, Wm. Duling, L. F. Darr
and E. W. Weinberg were chosen as a
campaign committee.
Thos. Hampton aud .lesse Short have
bought the Taggart barber shop.
Register now, republicans. In 'M) days
it will be too late,
C W. Mott, immigration agent of the
Northern Pacific, St. Paul, Minn., in
vites farmers of the Palouse to write
him describing their impressions aud
experiences in farming in the Palouse,
for publication in Northern Pacific ad
vertising literature. Only that which
can be verified will be acceptable. Pho
tographs of scenes, etc , are also de
sired, to be reproduced with the letters.
Announcement of the marriage Sept.
20, of Alta May, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. ,1. Browne, to Boyd Hamilton is
made. The ceremony will take place at
the residence of the bride'h parents at
Stolen Horses Recovered.
Deputy Sheriff Bon Carter, after a
chase which took in the Salmon river
country aud many other rough miles of
road, has recovered eight head of horses
stolen near Colton. Six belonged to
George Curran and two to Thomas
Schoffen. They were found in the Blue
mountains. 25 miles back of Milton,
Oregon, in possession of a man named
Fletcher, who claims to have bought
Will Support McDonald.
The gold democracy of Colfax held a
quiet meeting Saturday and passed un
animous resolutions to support the Hon.
William McDonald for judge of the su
perior court. The representation was
Daniel Frew and Ben Burguuder. As
they are well known representatives of
capital and corporate power, the action
is a mystery to the adherents of other
candidates and fell like a bomb into
their camps.
Republican Meeting.
A warm meeting of the republican club
was held Monday evening at head
quarters in Fraternity block. Business
of the campaign was talked over and
matters well started. Another meeting
will be held next Monday evening, and
all republicans are urged to come out
and take a hand in the downing of the
fusion democracy.
Reception to Teachers.
The Ladies' Union of Colfax will ex
tend a reception to the faculties of the
public school and the college at the
opera house, Thursday evening, Sept.
20. A cordial invitation is extended to
the public to be present. The orchestra
will furnish the music. Doors will be
open at eight o'clock.
At the recent session of the Columbia
River Conference Rev. John Webster
Flesher pastor of Colfax M. B. church,
was elected president of the committee on
education aud trustee of the Willamette
university, Salem, Oregon.
Methodist Episcopalians will note
that the new conference year begins Sun
day next. Rev. John Webster Flesher
has been reappointed to serve the church
in this city, upon the unanimous request
of the congregation. The pastor will
preach at 11 and 7:.'50 next Sabbath.
Morning, "Uod'e Revelation of Heaven";
evening, "The Twentieth Century For
ward Movement."' Strangers, and
those who are not attending elsewhere,
are cordially invited.
Mrs. Evans of Colfax college will have
charge of the music at the Baptist church
Sunday morning. Anthems, duets, etc..
will be rendered. A paper will be read
by Prof. H. L. Plumrm>rou "Is (iod in
Thit* Movement in China?"' Pastor Col
lins will preach in the evening at 8, on
"Purity of Heart. 1'
At the United Presbyterian church
regular t-ervices will be resumed Sunday.
Preaching services at 11 a. in. and 7:'-\0
p. m. Sabbath school at 12.
The Bravery of Woman.
Was grandly shown by Mrs. John
Dowling of Butler, Pa., in a three year's
struggle with a malignant stomach
trouble that caused distressing attacks
of nausea and indigestion. All remedies
failed to relieve her until she tried Elec
tric Bitters. After taking it two months,
she wrote: "I am now wholly cured and
can eat anything. It is truly a grand
tonic for the whole system as I gained
in weight and feel much stronger since
using it.'' It aids digestion, cures dys
pepsia, improves appetite, gives new life.
Only s()c. Guaranteed, at The Elk drug
store, F. J. Stone, Prop'r,
Lost—Sunday, Sept. 2, in Congrega
tional church block, a purse containing
about $4 25. Purse was left lying on a
fence. Finder will please leave at Ga
zette office*
Lost —Suuday evening last, between
the Episcopal church and residence of
James Woodley, a pair of heavy gold
bowed spectacles. Finder please leave
at Gazette office o
Eight-room hout-e in south end for
sale cheap. Edwin T. Coman.
Bring your old lounges to W. G.
Busses to be re-upholstered.
It pays to buy at Averill's store, El
berton c
H. W. Goff writes reliable Insurance.
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 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
We have everything in ready-to-wear garments for
Ladies, Children, Misses 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 Hatinfaetory.
The Place to Save Money.
At prices that will leave you
something- to put in them
A fine line of Ladies' I'urses in all styles and qualities just received and for ."{()
days will be sold at very low prices. Pursues and Pocket-Books of all kinds ot all
prices. Call and see them.
Next Door to Postoffice. Telephone, Main 1. C. F. STUAIiT, l»ropi\
1(>O Acres Sh miles from St. John
Watered by fine spring. Ninety acres under cultivation. Average crop last six
years ,30 bushels to the acre. Small frame house. Must be sold at once.
Price $2200, One-half Cash, Balance to Suit
This offer open until Sept. 30fch. For particulars apply to
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perfection of the CandymakeVi art* and are
sold in bulk or put up in attractive boxes
Our plain, wholesome con fictions, or our deli
cate chocolate* and banSom, all appeal to the
taete and help the health.
CHAS. KKyNKL. P. O, Store.
.I.U. and EXTRAS.
Our Extras, which are first class, sell at. about
one-half the prices charged by other houses.
Header and Jackson Extras.
150 ft. 8-inch 4 ply Gandy Belt $3&f.0
Myers' Tank Pump, complete " 15.00
Cylinder Teeth, each ,; eta
Next door to Gunshop, Main Street, Colfax
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