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The Greatest True Bargain Spot in all Col Tax
AARON KUHN'S, Colfax's Greatest Store
It is not our intention to boast about the past, however we have ample reason for doing so, but rather turn to the future, from which we propose to
wrest even greater success. As the first step towards this end and to show our appreciation of the public's splendid patronage, we offer these unexampled
bargains, commencing today and continuing through next week, ending Saturday, September 29—unsurpassed values on beautiful Fall and Winter Goods
from the Fashion Centers of the World.
A Timely Purchase for This Great Sale.
jdl Ladies' Fall and Winter weight
£*L '£* Jackets and Capes
The piitcliaHf included jacketH
"" i» °f thf iiKist denirable styles and
material, carefully made and
V*- ' finished in the beet manner,
.££ iA down to the ninallpHt detail.
Splendid values at surpriHingly
& ■ $SJ[ \ :VM-X>\ --Ladi.V -'0 and 21 inch
§£' ... . w $ fine black and colored heaver
tr jSpß^t kJs jackets or black astrakau six-
Mf^ir^\ ''SJk button front, tiniah-id with
fjfr * siiieWtiF ■ tailor ntitchiiifr, all are nicely
X '^S'^'JBMEBg&fi lined, and ure sold and adver
■k*V-i Bf^Jl tiwed }»y many ntnrri from
W Pli' $4.«) to $(! 0(). Kuhn'sprices4.(.l4
.■••^ jP^tljy "^ —Ladies' 80-inch black astra-
S^jg^gy kan cape ed^ed with black fur
nicely lined, full sweep.
m*i% 620 — Ladiea' Golf Cape, made
tKj*t'' ■' "' v" w""' imported shawls,
either plain or plaid, large
\ ' Htonii collar, strapped hood,
Fall Millinery
Tuesday and
Sept, 25 and 26.
Promptly Attended To.
Spokane Jury Convicted Charles
l>e France of Larceny.
R.bert F. Elliott, Tried With Him,
Was Acquitted—l>e France Will
Appeal Prom Verdict.
Another chapter in the Shawnee warehouse
wheat stealing cases has ended, with the con
viction of ('has. 1)e France and the acquittal
of Robert E. Elliott, tried with him before a
Spokane jury. The case has been bitterly
fought since September 3, with an array of
lawyers upon each side. The prosecution was
represented by M. O. Heed.Deputy Prosecut
or Roberts and Sullivan, Nu/.um & Nonas;
the defense by Hanna & Hanna, F. C. Rob
ertson and J. T. Brown. The verdict was
arrived at Wednesday about three o'clock, the
jury being out about five hours.
The total of grain alleged to have been
stolen from the boose was about 18,000 bush
els. The epecihc charge upon which l)e
France was con acted was the larcer.y of
three certain carloads. The prosecution
claimed that Elliott, acting under De France's
instructions, shipped these cars to Colfax, and
that they were billed out from here by
De France. The defense claimed he shipped
nu wheat except such as he had bought for C
W Tracy The case was taken from Whit
man county on a change of venue.
F. GL Robertson, leading counsel for de
f'-rise, said after the rendering of tin veHict:
l>Wt-hold that the acquittal of Elliott also
aimuts De France. Elliott was the principal
in the cape, and De Fiance, being several
miles away from Shawnee at the time the
wheat was said to have been shipped, could
not be prosecuted a.s a principal, but only as
an accessory to the fact. We shall enter a
motion for arrest of judgment on De France
and appeal at once."
M. O. Reed, who led the prosecution, said:
"The state contends that the proposition of
principal and accessory does not enter int
this case. The verdict of the jury in acquit
ting Elliott shows that the jurymen believed
Elliott only did what he thought was ri^ht in
obeying the orders of De France. There was
no such issue as principal and accessory, for
the reason that the wheat was really billed
out from Colfax by De France, who had
charge and control of the grain sufficient to
permit him to press title thereto. In this case
the crime of larceny we hold was complete
only when De France caused the wheat to be
transported beyond the control of the owners
This wan done by billine the wheat out of
Colfax to Portland and drawing money there
on. The rc^uittal of Elliott can have r.o pot
silile bearing on the guilt or innocence of De
France other than going to show that Elliott
was used as a tool by De France.
"All the other cases against De France will
be dismissed and the question of law will be
settled in this case. The usual motions for a
n«-w trial and notice of appeal will doubtless
r»- made by the defendant's counsel.
"De France was given a fair and impartial
trial and Judge Richardson was eminently
f:iir in all his rulings. Whitman county will
be well satisfied with the results attaiued in
Marriage Licenses.
The following licenses to wed were this
week issued by Auditor Corner: Lmzy Ed
ward Gartin and Ifaod Jnhns< n, Garfield;
Williams Sellers and Lesta Knighton, Colfax;
C. K. Cram, Penawawa, and Lois M. Kings
ley, Thornton; Elmer A. Kendrick, Sprugue,
and Grace May Barnett, Thornton; Leslie J.
Smith and Minnie Storment, Endicott; C. m!
Martin and Ollie Jackson, St. John.
Rosalia's Dollar Dinner.
The Rosalia republicans are true blue and
chock full of enthusiasm. There ia no apathy
We Do Not Call Trash "Bargains."
Fall and Winter Dress Goods
A most interesting and varied gathering of fabrics fashioned for the seasons of 1000-1901.
Novel and fetching ideas in wholly new weaves, supplemented by a most comprehensive
stock of plainer stuffs, and all at prices considerably lower than the other stores are asking.
Come if only to see them.
36-inch half wool Atlantic cashmeres in all colors. Kuhn's price for this sale, per yard 18c
30-inch fancy weaves in any color and a large variety of weaves. Kuhn's sale price,
per yard 12|C
24-inch plaids in a large variety of colors and plaids, all new effects. Kuhn's price for
this sale, per yard : = , 12.1C
42-inch all-wool tailor suitings, newest effects. Kuhn's sale price, per yard 5(>C
36-inch all-wool ladies' cloth, in shades of green, red, brown, and black, sold every
where for 45c and 50c per yard. Kuhn's special for this sale per yard 25c
fag ;.;T^ -|—. -.-I 11 •§" •"I 1 •
3m WbL Here are just a few of the many Special Bargains Knlin is offering * "" I \
|| § in Ladies' Dress Skirts (luring this Special Sale. OrtPlllllo*
S - i A 'pv"ll 111^
.1 7 10 —Ladies' Walking Skirt, fancy figured, percalene lined velveteen hound, any color you
m .j_,-, wish. Knhn's special sale price $1.24 TllOsday ail(l
/a^S I'- 741 Ladies' Peerless Walking Skirt, In a large v rariety of mixed suitings, all lined, velve- i . I .
.;; H teen bound, and a skirt that speaks for itself. Kuhn's special sale price 2.00 CQIIC S(l<l> ,
''Hm m 150G —Ladies' Walking Skirt, of fine ladies' cloth, in tan, oxford, blue, grey and black, Spilt 4^5 'lllfl *)(\
j^P^ nicely appliqued, percalene lined, velveteen bound. Kuhn's special sale price 4.00
AARON KUHN Colfax's Greatest Store
there. They held a hip dollar dinner Thurs
day evening as a campaign opener, for which
about 2. r > tickets were sold at Colfax. A num
ber of prominent local republicans went over
to partake of the good cheer and cheer for the
whole republican ticket. The dinner was not
fully cooked at The Gazatte's press hour, but
it is safe to assume that the Rosalians did the
I proper thintr with all visitors and whooped it
up fur republicanism.
On Tour of Inspection.
]». H. Lacey left Monday to inppect the
sugar beet fields at Grand Island, Nebraska,
and the apple orchards of Michigan, Indiana
and other states, with a view of applying the
knowledge gained to the Burrell lands in this
county. He has already looked over the sugar
beet fields at La Grande, Oregon. He will be
absent several weeks.
Typhoid Fever Killed Him.
Levi C Duncan, a young man of 27 years,
died Tuesday at the Hotel Palouse at Palonse
from typhoid fever. The remains w^re buried
at Colfax Thursday by the Odd Fellows
lodges of the city, of which order he was a
member. Deceased was a cousin of Sheriff
Canutt. His home was at Goldendale.
McCroskey Could Not Appoint the
Senate Committee.
In a recent interview in a Spokane paper
Editor Goodyear of the Commoner endeavors
to turn votes toward the fusion state ticket
by saying the election of W. E. McCroskey
of Palouse f. r lieutenant governor will help
the farmers of Eastern Washington, from the
fact that he will appoint the senate commit
tees, anil "the farmers want for once a man in
that position who is thoroughly in sympathy
with them."
Mr. Goodyear's attempt would be very
good were it true. It is not true for one good
reason. The republicans, in order to gain a
majority in the senate have to elect but five
state senators. They are certain to do this,
and will control the senate. Controlling the
body, the republican!* can and will make fhe
rules of the senate anil themselves appoiir i;s
committees, and do it with more fairne a to
the farmers than Mr. McUroskey or any
other fusionist would, judging by the tainted
records of past fusion legislators on the freight
rate question.
Mr. Goodyear's little plea for votes for fu
sion has not the least merit Mr. McCrus
key's election would not aid freight rate legis
lation. There is no constitutional provision
or statute law empowering the lieutenant gov
ernor, as presiding officer of the senate, to ap
point its committees. It has been the custom
to grant him this privilege in the past, simply
because the lieutenant governor and the sen
ate majority have always been of the same
political faith. If the lieutenant governor
should, by chance, be of opposite political
faith to the senate majority, he would certain
ly not be permitted to name its committees
from his own party and thus defy the ma
An Apoplectic Stroke.
Mrs. Adam Stoneberger suffered an apo
plectic stroke at 5 o'clock Monday even
ing which almost proved fatal. She
was unconscious for thirty hours, regain
iug consciousness at 11 o'clock Tuesday night,
but has not materially improved wince thai
time. The lady had been in ill health for
some time previous to the stroke and was not
in condition to well withstand it. While able
to speak, she is yet unable to take nourish
Father Died in Missouri.
Mrs. J. F. Corner received by wire
Wednesday morning the sad news of the deatb
of her father, Albert Grigs*, at Higbee, Mo.
He had been ill for four years, and for the
past two years beyond hope of recovery.
Very best mixed paint at $1.40 per
gallon, white lead at 8c perlb, at Hoepp
ner'e Drug Store o
A Choice Collection of Newest Products in
Everything Will Be In Readi
ness By Saturday Night.
Arrangements For Entertainment of
Visitors Are the Best in the
History of Our Fairs.
The preparatory work of the fair managers
is drawing to a close, and by Saturday night
everything will be in readiness for the recep
tion of exhibits.
Some changes have been made in agricul
tural hall over last year, having been necessit
ated by a need for more room, as there will
be several lines of exhibits this year that will
be a departure from those of former years.
Amoni.' them will be displays of agricultural
implements. This is something the farmer is
vitally interested in, as he pays out good
iiioney every year for implements, and it is
vital with him to know what are good and
w/iat are not. The prizes iv this department
wiil be awarded by a committee of three
farmers, who will be selected during the fair.
Those who promise exhibits are The Bradley
Mfg Go. of Illinois, Davis & Moffatt of C'ol
fax, aud the J. I. Case Co., of itacina, Wis
consin. This latter company will exhibit a
threshing machine in operation, on which the
wooden sides have been replaced with plate
glass, so that the entire course of the grain
and straw as it passes through the machine
can be watched by the spectator.
Word was received from Prof, llichard
Earlston. the balloonist, last week, and he
says he will be on hand, and, weather permit
ting, will make a balloon ascension Thursday
and also Saturday.
The management are at present arranging
the details of what promises to be one of the
most interesting events of the fair, and prob
ably the most interesting feature of the excit
ing political campaign that will be waged in
Whitman county this fall. It is a joint de
bate between the Hon. F. W. Cushman, re
publican congressman of Tacoma, and the
Hon. J. T. Ronald, democratic nominee
for c ingress of Seattle. Both are candidates
for congress. It is tc take place on the fair
grounds at 10:30 o'clock Friday forenoon, and
as both men are forcible debaters it promises
to be a rare treat to those who will hear them.
A speakers stand wiil be erected in front of
the grand stand, so that 3000 people can find
seats while listening to them.
The Gazette learns, however, that this pro
posed debate has not been agreed upon, and it
is possible that the Decessary arrangements
may not be completed.
Prof. H. L French of the University of
Idaho has promised to be present and judge
the live stock exhibit, which now promises to
be one of the biggest departments of the fair,
over 30 entries being promised.
The races promise to be exciting in the ex
tieme, and well contested, as new horses are
arriving daily, there now being over twenty
tine racers and speeders quartered at the track.
Those having stand privileges and lunch
concessions are making preparations for car
ing for an immense crowd, and from present
indications their expectations will be fulfilled.
An agreement was made last week with
Hamilton and Housekeeper to conduct the
booth in the armory and take charge of the
dance, which is an assurance that everyone
attending will have a good time. They will
be assisted by Alex Endsley as caller. The
dance begins Tuesday night, and will be pre
ceded by a free entertainment, given by Rice,
Hughes and Erb, and they promise everyone
who attends a good hearty laugh.
Manager MacKenzie, when asked by The
Gazette if he had any special request to make
in the last issue before the opening of the fair
replied: "I just want everyone in the county
to lay off for one day, and if they want a goo i
time, come to the fair, and if we cannot sat
is A.T-
inly their desires in the way of entertainment
and excellent exhibits to look at, it will be
because they won't have time to see it all in
one day At any rate, we want to see every
one in Whitman county at the fair, s<> they
will learn what a rich county they live in."
Following are appointments for repub
lican campaign speeches so far made in
Whitman county:
Congressman F. W. Cusbman wiil ad
dress the people of the county at the fol
lowing times and places:
Pullman, Saturday, September 22,
7:.'50 p. m.
Palouse, Wednesday, September 20,
7:'-H) p. m.
Rosalia, Thursday. September 27,
7:.'50 p. m.
Colfax, Friday, September 28, 7:.'50
p. in.
Will Stump the County.
Key. Dr. John W. Flesher, pastor of
the Colfax M. E. church, announces that
in the interest of good citizenship he will
address the voters at various points in
Whitman county during the campaign
now on. Mis first speech will be at
Glenwood schoolhouse, Tuesday evening
September 25. All are cordially invited
to be present and hear an exposition of
the conduct of county affairs.
That's What Chadwick Says Gov-
ernor Rogers Is
The respective heads of the demo
cratic state ticket and the democratic
county ticket have little respect for each
other. Governor Rogers has said that
S. J. Chadwick, candidate for superior
judge, was unfaithful as a member of
the state land commission. The charge
made in IbIHJ by the governor was that
the state land commission had sold the
tide lands, valued at the time the
state was admitted at millions, and that
but $1800 remained, the balance having
been used in "expenses."
To this Mr. Chadwick replied in an
interview given The Gazette October 30,
"Yee, I saw a quotation from Rogers'
speech at Pullman to that effect; it was
published in the Pullman Tribune a week
ago. Like all of the assertions made by
Mr. Rogers, it is unqualifiedly false. It
would seem that one possessed of enough
sense and dignity to even run for the
oflice of governor, would undertake to
inform himself, instead of asserting
something of which he 'has been reliably
informed' or as given him 'upon compe
tent authority.' Annanias himself has
been outdone by this modern instance of
effrontery. And the age of divine inter
ference'having past, I feel sure that the
people of this state will exercise that
function on November Jird and consign
him to that oblivion so deservedly earn
ed by his accomplished mendacity.
"I confess my total inability to make
statements fast enough to refute the un
restrained imagination of this man. 'He
has been exposed as a fraud, and all of
his utterances so far have been proven
by the records to be utterly without
foundation, and I certainly think that
those people who have cared to inform
themselves have made up their minds
that no more proof is needed to stamp
John R. Rogers as the champion juggler
of truth in this or any other time."
H. W. Gofp writes reliable Insurance.
A Large and Choice Collection of
Fine Flannel and Silk Waists
Which will have to be eeen to be appreciated.
iWfc^ s —^\ Lot -Ladies iill-woo!
J&pjj&. W*£»v -O tUniu'l shirt wair.t, tiitiio
W*| X> ~'^V front triimne I, In-
%*■■ W \L^ *$ nlee\e* with flaring
js>[ y* *X all lined, colon red,
Jj^TLi^ navy, cadet and Mack, a
£?€^^ffir~?& /a//^"^^^ w^aint well worth $1 75.
}/ I' \: ,^V« Klllin'H rtpl>ci;il s; k lc ;
JL^"^^\^* V^" ">o)S—Ladien" rthirt w,ii-t ..t
/-3^ \EEefc7 x^'Vig^s v » »«T fine quality rt»»n-
S[ U'J rU*7 lifletfp, dark or ii:;ht
\\s^3§iA iM'fra/ A^ ground with fancy Kg
>^C "^\L A.ffT ~y'^Llr tired or Maorted polka
/Vs\ * r ' y=^S^^ ''"'' '" a ' ;ir^e variety; a
_-Z_^ I A/ /^V^^^V w:iist Meld by man)
if i»hi J^**:*lCj \ W-38. Kohn'a M|:e.ial
K^i T—— iIS^ \T| v sale price 98c
I f—| | '>(I I'^dieh'very tine fl iii
l^_ ■—77 J^-— j nel want, entire front
e^pS?£-> \^^^ »C^ trimmed with hr.iid and,
L^ — (iress rtleeven with trini
med flaring cuffs, all lined, colors red, navy, cadet and black. To nee
this waist is to buy it. Kuhn's special na!e price <1..,' i
i 501—Ladies' fine quality taffeta nilk waist, all lined, corded and tacked,
choker collar with rows of cording, fitted ve*t lining drem deeveM
with flaring cuffs, in all colors. Kuhn'H special sale price :?4 00
Man Bucked the Tiger, Lost and
Then Made Complaint.
Got In Ahead of Agents of the Anti-
Saloon League, Who Were
Ready For a Crusade.
The Rambling element received a jolt in the
ribs Wednesday afternoon, when Chas Pres
ton and Chas Parks, alleged operators of a
faro game at the Newcastle saloon, were ar
rested by Sheriff Canutt, upon warrants
sworn out in Justice Kirklands court by one
W. H. Weller. -
Weller seems to have been Romewhat of a
gambler himself, as he claims to have parted
with $105 in attempting to buck the tiger for
tbe bank roll.
The arrested men claim that if Weller lost
this amount it was not all with them, but
that he had divided his patronage with other
gambling games.
Weller also procured a warrant for Win
Sehluting, proprietor of the Newcastle saloon,
charging him with the offense of permitting a
faro game to operate in his house. Mr. Schlut
ing is ill in a Walla Walla hospital, and con
sequently has not yet been arrested.
Agents of the Anti-Saloon League pay they
were only forestalled by a few doys by Well
er's action, as they fully intended to begin a
crusade soon and arrest gambler
in the city against whom proof could be ob
The cases against Preston and Parks were
continued for preliminary hearing before Jus
tice Kirkland until Wednesday next at 1 p.
m. Parks deposited a cash bond of $100 and
Preston went on his own recognizance.
Freedom Was Short.
Win. Worrell, a stripe of those s^ntie
men who prefer the Hacred precinct h of a
county jail to freedom to rustle for the
necessary three meals a day, was liber
ated from the jail Sunday,'after service
of a sentence for vagrancy. Being
afflicted with a loathsome disease, Wor
rell was worked but little on the chain
gang and looked upon his prison as a
good place to stay. He enjoyed one
night ol freedom, fell node; the* baneful
influence of red liquor and stole a pair
of dollar shoes from Aaron Kuhn and
was sent back to his old quarters by
Justice Kirkland with a fine of $50 and
$5.70 costs to work out. He looked
rather sorry when the sheriff informed
him that ho was the first of many hoboes
to willingly return since the chain gang
has been in operation, and that he
would have to work this heat. Return
ing to jail through petty larceny within
24 hours was a common occurrence with
vagrants before the chain gang persuaded
them out of it.
Geo. W. Clove, practical optician from
Spokane, will be at C. P. Stuart's Colfax
Drug Store, from September 25th to
29th, inclusive. Examination free. Sat
isfaction guaranteed.
The Ladies Aid of the Baptist church
will serve hot meals and luncheon every
day during the fair, in the dining hall on
the grounds. All are invited.
Grand opening of fall and winter mil
linery at Mrs. Bratton's, Monday, Sept.
24. All the latest and beet styles to
select from. Don't, mins it.
Bring your old lounges to W. G.
Busse'a to be re-upholstered.
Our Fall
and Winter
For 1900-1901
Has been mailed. It' you
do not receive one send for
it. A postal card with your
name and address will do.
Promptly Attended To.
Moscow* District Campmeering Asso
ciation —Will subscribers to the camp
meeting fund please pay the sami to
either of the executive committee, S.
Hunt, Sam Cm in baker, John W. Fie* her?
The subject for tbe Christian Science
lesson sermon for September 2.'{, is 'Tn
reality." (iolden text: Put not your
trust in princes, nor in the son of man,
in whom there is no help.—Psalm 140 .'i.
Sunday service at 11 a. n. and Wednes
day afternoon at :\ o'clock. All arc in
At the United Pre»byterian ebnrrh,
the pastor. Uev. William W. Reid, will
preach his first anniversary sermon nexl
Sabbath morning at 1 f a. in. "1 be
World's Conqueror" will he the robjeel
at the evening service at 7:.'50, Sabbath
school meets at noon; Christian En
deavor at 7 p. m.
Rev. Fred St. ('lair will preach ;if tbe
Methodist Episcopal church morning
and evening next Sunday.
At the Baptist church, I'astor Collins
will preach Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:-"s<>
p. m. Morning theme, "Awakenment."
Kvening theme, "(Jod's Tails." Mrs. .!.
W. Evans will conduct the music morn
ing and evening.
Miv. Asa White of College Hill was made
glad Wednesday afternoon of last week l>y a
number of her friend* who had prepare! foi
her an enjoyable surprise, it being tbe event
of her birthday. The Udki net at tht- In,me
of Mrs. T. W. Walters, and the coatpaa) pro
ceeded from there in a body, carrying wkh
them Home handsome presents, appropriate
for the occasion. After the greeting! were
over, Mrs. Roland Keirl read a beautiful
birthday poem, after which the time psaac 1
pleasantly with bom ami conversation.
Dainty refreshments were served by Mm.
.Sherfey and Miss Hattie White, da^itors of
the hostess.
Mrs. R. F. Banker and Mrs. H. W. Can
field gave a delightful luncheon to a large
party of ladies at Mrs. Banker's home Wednes
day a'ternoon. The house decorations were
suggestive o f the approach of auiuiuti, mount
am ash berries, aaterH, and other fa 1 Bowen
being used in profusion. After luncheon
there was progressive euchre for those of the
guests who played cards and a guessing con
test for those who did not and the afternoon
was most pleasantly spent by all. Id the
guessing Mrs. Dr. Ferguson won a prize and
at euchre Mrs. Doosittlo and Mrs. Woodward
were the successful ones.
F. M. Higgins, editor Seneca, (IIIh.,)
News, was afflicted for yearn with l'iltn
that lo doctor or remedy helped until
he tried Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the bent
in the world. He writes, two boxes
wholly cured him. Infallible for piles.
Cure guaranteed. Only 25c. Sold by
The Elk drug store, P. J Stone, I'ropr.
At Your Service.
Harry IJ. Nathan, nn accountant of
experience, has located in Colfai and in
open to engagement Accounts ad
justed; books written up, opened and
closed; all kind* of accounting done
with dispatch. Renting and eolfectiou
promptly attended to. Office, room 11,
Fraternity Mock o
If yon want Insurance, or a collection
promptly made, call on Eacho, Larue &
to., the real estate hustlers*
Eight-room house in south end for
sale cheap. Edwin T. Coman.

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