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The amputation of the hand often saves the arm;
A loss now on goods is better for us than to carry
this season's stock into next season.
Now is your opportunity to save—our time to
lose; but it sometimes pays to lose.
No Matter The Sacrifice
We are out to Lower Records
And we are doing it.
We are going to make a Clean Sweep. See posters for prices.
Sale commences Nov. 17, ends Dec 80.
Why pay a high rate of interest when you can renew
your mortgage with me at a better rate ? We do not sell our
mortgages, and charge no commission. Call or write,
J> x^^ Ladies'Wstches
j;|\| y/ \ZjLiii ' )) Ladies of taste admire our stock of
VM / fcLkS-V //r-J&^ watches. We have some delicate, at
• \Xv / tractive canes that contain reliuble
\wy works. These watches are not only
M* A\\ (f/-") v>7\\ they are perfect time keepers,
W yr~l^a\ I *°° They are made for yood service,
X y jKJ\^^i- / and we sell them at a simill price. We
\\ jS l\ \ I believe we have the one you want.
X\ f A / Also the latest
yVy \ .// y / Novelties in Jewelry.
%v /^^ y Jewelry Store,
ML JL. Rose.
FOR, m*
Light Bob Sleds
Heavy Bob Sleds
JV ">k'J^^ B> K^aoving tlie Cause.
fk\\ M\\ Dr. Buck's Celery, Sarsaparilla and Dan-
I \fr i/1 •'T'^\ delion compound is a sure aud quick relief.
/ 4 \i) It'sin thehlood. Don't make life a period
,tipV>fj^^NM' j^tel (lf euffering when every Bource of annoy-
A^ $IV^ k£ t'S i'.£ I ance may be removed.
NM^vjl |((ii)' P^ This '8 a reliable preparation, the erreat
'^^/A/S i'.>'drs i- eßt He"er we ever had, au(J ffiveH universal
\TV v? Kf\^ \ satinfaetion. If you want to get a good
N /<{.\:r-l „V'_V/>e£ / Blood Purifier, take Dr. Buek'b Celery,
\^v' .' '' / Sareaparilla aud Dandelion and you will
/ make no mistake. Sold only at
•"-' The Elk Drug Store.
Hotel Coif ax, J-D-Haga "'Propritftor
The Leading Hotel in the City.
All Modern Conveniences. Free Sample Rooms for
Lighted by Electrririty. Commercial Men.
Hotel Cafe and First Class Bar in connection.
Modern Warehouse Elevator Go. K-K
Ami is agent for a number of standard gasoline engines, from one to twenty horse power Can
put in a one-horse power pump that will pump 500 gallons of water an hour The cost of running
the engine is from 15 to 20 cents per full day. Why buy a windmill? Manufactory and Office,
Main Street, Opposite School House. COL PAX, WASHINGTON.
Can fill all orders for Wood on short notice.
Best Grade $2.25, Buckskin $2.00 per cord, by carload
J. A. Perkins^ Co" &$»%
©1 f\(\ 000 to 'oan on 'mProve^ farms in the Palouse
OIUU^UUu country. .*. No delay in closing loans.
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE. Office in T> A XT IT f\T? f^f\T 1? 4 V
Representing Balfour, Outline & Co.
(lathered From Hills, Valleys
and Plains of the Union.
Boiled Down As It Comes From
the Hir.s for Information of
rtiiny Readers.
Wednesday, November 14
Before the industrial commission at
Washington, James B. Reynolds, head
worker of the University of New York,
testified ns to the redemption of the
slums of New York, to which purpose
the society is devoted. Mr. Reynolds
contributed considerable information
concerning the sweatshops on the Fust
Side. Ha said that garment making is
pursued largely in that section in priv
ate apartments, and that it had degen
erated in ncent years. He attributed
several recent failures of large establish
ments to the sweatshops competition
Hi had investigated an instance of 125
workmen, four of whom were working
regularly 20 hours per day. GO of them
18 hours, and others less time, ranging
down to 10 hours per day. In eases of
long continued daily service the wages
were not increased commensuratelv with
the time put in by the workers. In
many cases the workrooms are used as
Bleeping apartments, and a large per
centage of the quarteis are in an unsan
itary condition. He said there is much
typhus and tuberculosis in the sweat
Tbe Nome district k the moat popu
lous in northern Alaska, The enumera
tion showed a permanent white popula
tion on June 1 of 6704. During the
summer about 18,000 people landed at
Nome, about 2500 of thouecoming from
Daw Hon. About 12,000 have returned
to their homes in the states, leaving
about 9000 people in the region contigu
ous to Nome. It is probable that the
population of the town of Nome during
the winter will be between 4000 and
According to Commissioner of Itutni
gration Fitchie immigrants have arrived
in this country at the rate of 1000 per
day from all countries since July laet.
Wm. L White, absconding quarter
master general of the Michigan national
guard, returned to Grand Rapids, made
full restitution and pleaded guilty. He
has been in South Africa during his ab
sence of a year.
The l'ittshurg Coal Co. has inaugur
ated a plan whereby its 20,000 employee
are not only to become stockholders in
the company, but will have an accident
and death fund, to be followed later on
by a system of pensioning all those em
ployed by the company in any capacity.
John I'orter, a negro boy 1G year*
old, confessed to the brutal outrage and
murder of 11-year-old Louise Frost
Bear Union, Col., giving all the details.
Thursday, November 15.
Thar the Indiana counties of Lake,
Porter, Stark and Laporte within the
next year or no will become the perma
nent trekki"^ grounds of many Traus
vaalers and Free Staters st-eme prob
able. Owners of iands in the Kankajkee
valley are reported to have combined for
the purpose of sending agents to South
Africa and Holland to encourage settle
ment of their lands.
Actual work began on Jim Hill's
mammoth steamers to run between Pa
cific coasr and Oriental ports. They are
far the largest vessels in the world, now
building or planned. They will be of
2O.(i()() tons register and 33,000 dis
placement., or just 10,000 tons more dis
placement than the new Atlantic grev
boumi, Deotßchland. They are not to
be an long n» mauy Atlantic liners, but
wider and deeper. They are being built
at Groton, Conn., aud will cost $5,000
--000 each.
Three negroes were lynched at Jtffer-
Bon, Texas, for attempted highway rob
Secretary Long today announced the
concloeision of the long controversy
over the price of armor plate for naval
vessels, and an agreement with the Car
negie and the Bethlehem companies for
Krnpp armor at $420 a ton, with the
possible addition of royalty fees, making
the maximum price $455.52. The
amount of armor involved is the larg
est ever placed at oue time by the gov
ernment, and is said to equal all the
armor purchased by this government up
to 1890. It covers the armor for 17
Hhips now in various stages of construc
tion, including eight battleships, six
armored cruisers and three protected
A cemetery at Kalamazoo, Mich., was
robbed of nine bodies.
Nebraska legislature is republican in
both branches by five on joint ballot.
Two senators are to be elected this
Linseed oil prices fell ten cents a gal
lon because of weakness of the trust.
James Lynch and Robert L. King-,
convicted of murder at Salt Lake, chose
to be shot.
Secretary Hay received a petition from
nearly all the leading cotton manufac
turers of the south to take such actiou
as may lie in his pow*r to prevent the
interference by any European power
which might close the foreign markets
to the cotton manufacturers of the
United States and injure ottjer American
interests. The petitioners declare that
the open door policy is necessary to se
cure the retention of the important trade
in cotton drills and shirtings with China,
most of which are manufactured in the
southern states.
Friday, November 16.
John Porter, the 16-year-old negro,
who confessed to the assault and murder
of little Louise Frost near Limon, Col.,
was burned at the stake by 300 citizens
on the spot of his crime. The girl's
father lighted the fire. The boy was
slowly roasted to death, suffering ter
rible agony.
By use of a dummy revolver, made
from wood and covered with tin foil.Sam
Smith, E. F. Stell and Ben Cravens, con
victs in the Kansas penitentiary at Lan
sing, forced a guard to hoist them out
of a coal mine where they were working.
They passed the guard at. the top, thpn
grabbed a guard's rifle, opened fire and
, ran. (taard Schwartz was seriously
I wounded. Deputy Warden Thompson
snot Smith dead, but the other two es
At the cabinet meeting Attorney Gen
eral Griggs informed the president and
me colleagues that after mature deliber
ation ho had concluded it would be im
possible for him to remain a member of
the cabinet during tbe next four yearn.
lhiß wan the first definite response from
auy member to the president's wishes
expressed at the lant cabinet meeting
that all of the portfolios should remain
in the Hame hands daring the coming
The annual report of United States
QammisHioner ( ,f F»h and Fisheries
Qporge M. Bowers nays the total number
of fash distributed by the government in
the past fiscal year wan 1,1G4,3:5<;,7r>4,
an increase principally of shad, cod, flat
n*h, whiterish and lake trout of about
100,000,000 over rhe previous year
The opinion is growing among public
men who are in the confidence of the
president that he will oppose any move
ment looking to a reduction of the con
gressional representation of the south
ern states on account of charges of the
disfranehisement of colored voters. The
president is said to be opposed to reviv
ing ill feeling, which he thinks would be
the result of a bill thus touching the
souths suffrage.
Saturday, November 17.
It in reported that Senator Spooner of
Wisconsin will succeed Attorney General
Griffgs, who will retire from the cabinet
at the end of President McKinley's pres
eat term.
The New York clearinghouse made an
unexpected good who wing for the week
ending November 17, cash increases hav
ing surpassed all exppctationH. The
gain footed up $5,208.:i00 w divided al
most equally between legul tenders aid
specie. The increase was due for the
most part to operations with the treas
ury, although it is known that New
York gained appreciably during the
week from the interior. Then, too, a
portion of belated gold imports figured
in the reserve item.
Three cowboys—John and Albert Ber
dice and Tobias Merrier—fought a duel
in the mountains nenr Otto, VVyo. Three
horses were killed and the Berdices were
both wounded. John whs shot in the
arm and Albert in the stomach. It is
aljeged the two families have been at
war for some time, and further trouble
will probably ensue.
A United States surveying corps found
over a hundred dead bodies in a swamp
just west of Galveston, Texas, on the
ialand where they had been deposited by
the storm of September 8. The uuburied
dead were in an out of the way place
near the couuty road and had not been
discovered by the burying parties sent
out after the storm.
The anuual report of the commission
er of internal revenue for the fiscal year
ending June ;tO, 1900, shows a collection
exceeded by only one in the history of
the bureau. The receipts, $293,163,197,
being $10,316,107 in excess of the esti
mated amount and $21,831,534 more
than during the previous year. The per
centage of cost of collection was 1:58, as
against 1.68 for last year, \>'\mx the
smallest in the history of the internal
revenue service.
Sunday, November IS.
Chas. R. Holmes of San Francisco
wedded Miss Hattie Norton at Windsor,
O.itario. At Detroit she drew $700 from
a bank at her husband's request and he
disappeared with it. They met through
the agency of a matrimonial bureau.
Coroner's jury at Litnon, Col., found
that John Porter, thf negro burned at
the stake by n mob for assault upon
and murder of 11-year-old Louise Frost,
fame to his death >it hands unknown,
though there was no secrecy among the
300 who did it.
Frank M. Brown, ass-istnnt cashier of
the German National Bank of Newport,
Ky., disappeared $201,000 short. Toe
bank is wrecked. Be led a fust life with
wine and women.
In the burning of the McGonigal house
at Oswayo, Ph., four men perished.
After h 35,000 mile trip through Si
beria, Bussia and Europe,VV. M. Bunker,
commissioner of foreign commerce of the
San Francisco chamber of commerce,
says: "The transsiberian railroad has
given this country a large market for
foodstuffs and other supplies, and this
market will keep pace with the increas
ing colonization of eastern Siberia. Al
though the railroad has been running as
far as Irkutsk for two years, the coun
tries of Europe, aside from Russia, have
not benefited by the new transportation
facilities. At the same time the Russian-
Asiatic trade of the United States has
steadily increased. Americans and
American products are popular with the
Russians and Siberians. Americans are
almost invariably given the preference
in trade affairs As far as i can see the
Pacific coast is destined to be the biggest
beneficiary of Siberian industrial de
At Joliet, 111., the billet mill and con
verter of the Illinois steel works resumed
operations after a three weeks' shut
down. About 1000 men are effected.
Monday, November 19.
In court at Van Wert, Ohio, Judge !
Mooney refused to quash an indictment I
against Mrs. Van Lie.v, charged with !
throwing vitriol in the face oi Miss Alice j
Hammel, from effects of which the giri !
died. Mrs. Van Liew is the wife of a !
prominent banker, and has been in jail j
since her arrest two months ago.
Heavy rains have flooded the country
along Salt river, Arizona, causing much j
damage to irrigating canals. At Pima ''
half the town is under water.
Rev. I). X. Stewart, pastor of the
Baptist church at Wyoming, Pa., is
under arrest on a charge of poisoning
hie wife of three months He also failed
to account for church money.
At Milwaukee, Win., the E. P. AlisCo.,
owning the Reliance Iron works, an
nounced a reduction in the working
time of its 200 employes from ten to
nine hours a day. The wages will be
slightly reduced.
A §5000 package of raonev. shipped
from Sheldon to Sioux City, lowa, dis
Senator Pritchard of Norrh Carolina
saye if the count had been fair iv that
j state the republicans would have car
ried it.
Republicans Will Cot It About
Thirty Millions.
Admtnißtration is \\ H n After That
Filipino Junta at
Hong Kong.
Washington, Nov. 21.—The republican
member aof the ways and means com
mittee today decided tn mnke n reduc
don ol 130,000,000 in the revenue*, the
amonnt BoggeHted by Secretary Gage.
The day whh spent almost entirely in -o
intc over the "ar revenue hi)!. The
schedules on which the redaction shall
be made have not be*-n decided npon.
Attention of England.
Londou, Nov. If I, —l aite«J States Am
bassador Choate has made representa
tions to the British foreign office on the
subject of the Filipino junta at Hong
Kong. The foreign office is investigat
ing the matter, and will reply as soon as
the reports of the authorities at Hong
Kong are received.
Kaiuy Season Boded ami Fighting
Begins Anew.
Manila, Nov. l!S.—Last week witnessed
a very considerable increase in rebel and
American activity in the Held. Many
skirmishes occurred and several small
engagements in northern and southern
Luzon. The termination of the rains
permits a resumption of operations.
The Americans are making a series ol
aggressive movements against the in
surgents, notably ou the island of
Samar, against General Lukban, whose
forces hold the entire island with the ex
ception of three coast towns, each of
which is garrisoned with two companies
of Twenty ninth infantry and a platoon
of artillery. The rebels are continuous
ly shooting into the garrisoned towns
and our forces have not been sufficient
to retaliate effectively. Commerce in
Samar has been at a standstill, and most
of the influential inhabitants have de
parted, (ieuerul Hare has arrived there
with 200 men. He will bring eight com
panies of the Second infantry from the
island of Maraduque and will proceed
energetically to crush General Lukban.
Meanwhile United States gunboats will
patrol the coast to prevent the escape of
the insurgents and their leaders. Luk
bau still holds three members of the
Forty-third regiment as prisoners.
Notable among the weeks engage
ments was General Grant's advance
with Maccabebe and American scouts on
a rebel stronghold 35 miles north of
Manila, which was defended by 200 in
surgents armed with rih*»s. Alter skir
mishinu. and lighting for a night and a
day the enemy was dislodged and im
mense quantities of rice and stores with
ammunition were destroyed. Fifty Fili
pinos were killed and many others
wounded The insurgents carried <ff
their dead. The American leases were
11 privates and 1 officer ami 1 Macca
bebe killed.
Lieutenant F. W. SJcAlstaeter ol the
engineers, who *«* captured by the it.
surgente in Lnzon last September, has
sent, tfitli the permission of his captors,
a letter to Manila asking tor food,
money and clothing, which will be for
warded to him at once.
The Widow of the Missouri Bandit
Passes From Life
Kansas <"ify, Mo., November 13.—Mrs.
Zerelda James, wife of Jesse James, the
outlaw, and mother of Jesse James, Jr.,
died ar her home. 3402 Tracy, thin morn
ing, after an illness oi ten months In
January of this year Mrs James was
attacked by the grip. Complication*de
veloped and she had been confined to b«
bed almost continuously since she first
became ill. Tfie funeral' will be held to
morrow afternoon from the home. E.
F. Swinney, 11. L. Yeager, Frank P
Walsh, F. C. Farr. L g. Banks and T.
T. Crittenden will act as pall-bearers,
hix of the most prominent business and
professional men in Kansas City. Burial
will be by the side of Jesse 'James, at
Kearney, ('lay County, Mo.
Mrs. James had lived in Kansas City
ever since her husband wae slain in 1881
by Bob Ford. For some years she lived
by doing sewing and other work for
friends of the family. When Jesse. Jr.,
her eon, was 11, however, he went to
work aud since that time has been bis
mother's support. Mrs. James, Jesse
and a daughter, Mary, lived in their own
home, bought and puid for by Jesse be
fore he was 21. Mrs. James was a
member of the Methodist church. She
was a good, consistent Christian woman.
When she came to this city to live she
joined a Methodist cburctTand kept up
her membership to the day of her death.
She sent her boy and girl regularly to
Sunday-school. It was Mrs. James who
prevented her boy from going upon the
stage, and she tried to keep him from
posing as the son of a bandit. She
hated to be looked upon simply as the
widow of a bandit. She kept the relics
of her husband's bandit career in the
background and tried to put the mem
ory of it there, too. She refut-ed large
offers from publishers of sensational
books for a life of Jeese James.
Ten Per Cent More Packages Than
Last Year.
Washington, D. C, Not. 14.—The an
nual report of the superintendent of the
dead letter office shows the large in
crense of total receipt* of undelivered
mail matter over the previous year of
nearly 10 per cent. The number of
pieces of matter received from all sources
was 7,536.158, against 6,855,983 for
the preceding year.
Letter- nnd parcels held lor postage
numbered 144.(Hi) and the mi-directed
422.793; nearly 35,000 letters were re
ceived which bore no address whatever.
The letters addrensed to guests of hotels
and undelivered numbered 269 024. The
total number of unclaimed parcels of all
kinds, was 180,914. There were 660,
--46 L pieces of mail matter addrewsed to
foreign countries and returned from
there as undetiverable Tbe Bamber <.f
letter* nnii pareelsopened was t; 676,003
an 'iHTi'fl-f ill tbe preceding \<->ir of !•'
l>fr cent. '
rbere were 50,32.1 let ten cootaiaiac
'•i> aggregatool * 11.1.-.0,,,,,! lettencon
taining draftH, note*, money orden etc
oftbefaee raloe of $1,186,645 Foreign
letter* „u<\ parcelii found nndelivered
and retorneH to countries of origin riiim
bered 606,4 12
Threw Hatchet at Kmporor.
Braalau, Germany, Not. 16-EmperoT
William vviih the object of an attempted
outrage today, which, however, failed
Ah tie Iran driving in an open carriage to
the (Drraiwier barrack*, accompanied by
the hereditary prinni of Saxe Mnningea
a woraaii in tbe crowd burled a abort
?_and chopper, or hatchet, al tbecarriaire
roe hatchet struck tbeearriage bul tbe
rapiditj with which the vehicle waa pam
in* saved it* occupant*. Tbe woman
was immediately am*ted. Her name ia
Kelma Schnapke. Bbeoccjpied a place
in the rront rank of tbe •) tatonoa
tbe side fnrthermost from the emperor
a crowd of people who witneated the
pntrage threw themtelvea on big maje»
ty h awailaot, but tbe prompt interven
tion ol the police saved tbe womaa from
injury a provWonal medical examina
tion of fhe prinoner has been made aad
Bbebaa been pronounced insane While
bmperor William wan returning from
tbe barracka to tbe railroad station be
w.ih cheered by an immense crowd of
people who were gathered alontj the
route *
Victory For Haohlaleta.
Washington, Nov. 19-Bj ngiwiiiwi
between representatives (»f tbe National
Metal association and the International
association of machinist! tbe boors of
abor of machinists throngbont the
United State*,-beginning today were
reduced to 9 I 2 per day. Beginning
May is, 1901, nine boon will constitute
a day h work among the machinists. In
accordance with the agreement ntrikeH
and lockouts will not be resorted to in
the machinists' trade. All further dis
putes are to be nettled by arbitration
Chinese Dignitaries Go to Prison—
Tuan Fur Life.
Washington, Nov. ic_Minirtf.-r Wm
han received from Director Sbeng the fol
lowing cablegram which he communi
cated to Secretary Huv today:
"An imperial decree of November 19
deprive* Prince Tuan and Prince Chwaag
ol their ranks and ofßeea and orden
them to he imprisoned for life; Prioee
Ytb and Secondary Prince lninn to be
imprisoned; Secondarj Prince Lien to be
deprived of bis rank; Duke Lao and
[aing Ni.-n to be degraded in rank;
Yang Vi, being dead, no penalty can be
imposed upon bins; find Chae Sim Chiao
t<> be degraded, but returned in office;
Yu llHicn to be exiled to the further'
The Chinese officials mentioned in the
decree are among tbe highest i» China,
and eompriM most if not all of thone
against whom tbe powers demanded
rigorous pnnishment. Prince Toaa
atandsat tbe bead of the anti-foreign
and Boxer movement. Previous edicts
have degraded him, and takes sway Mm
office and <:-i\nv.ty, bur this judgment of
iife imprie inment ir< tbe most seven thiiH
far given to an; ol tbe leaders responsi
ble for the trouble.
Prom a Chinese standpoint il is an
extreme penalty to a prince of the Mood,
i"it h remains to be wen whether the
powers will regard it uh adequate to
Prince Tuan's offense.
The others mentioned were Toan't
active associates, and two of them were
itieally mentioned for punishment
along with Tnan in Secretary Hay'i
note of October ."5, advising the Chinese
government that this country iroald ex
pect these Mtliciii's to receive their just
■I serts.
Khdij Vi is one of the ofleiaJs who
died Hoddenly when the demands for
puaifthment had been made,probably by
saicide. Yah Kien is another who wan
thought to have committed suicide, but
the reports indicate that he is still alive.
Working Great Damage to Wheat
Fields of Lane County.
Eugene, Ore., Nov. 17.—Report! come
from formers in various parts of Lane
county that the Hossian fly iH at iU de
structive work in the wheat fields, and
the indicationn are that, unless the pest
is soon destroyed, the crop will be al
most a failure again thin year.
Tbeoatlook was none too good for
the wheat farmer, even though the noil
and climatic condition** are better thin
season than for several yearH, and
knowledge of the existence of the Hes
sian fly completely discourages the
wheat raider. There is little doubt
about the peat being genuine. It existed
here last year and whh carefully exam
ined and its work watched by farmers
who know the pent, and they have no
hesitancy iv pronouncing it the genuine
article. They declare that the iavage«
will continue until the production of
wheat is discontinued for a few seasons.
It is characteristic of the instet to
hatch two broodH each year. The first
brood in now working in the roots of
the wheat. In the spring the second
will appear, and will work, not in the
root, but in the first joint of the straw.
The disposition of most of the wheat
farmers is to run moreiuto stock rais
ing, but this will require time. It is con
ceded, however, that whpn the farms
cease the production of wheat and de
pend more upon sheep and cattle, the
profit will be greater and the produc
tiveness of the soil will be increased iu
stead of being constantly diminished.
8010 Men Defeated.
Manila. Nov. 17 —Two hundred 8010
men, with 500 riH^H. attacked Bugapon,
Island of Par.ay, October .'{(). The
AmeriesM lost three men killed—Lieut.
H. If. Koontw, Kitchen and Corporal
Burns—all of company F, Forty-fourth
infantry. The enemy lont 100 killed,
tweDty-one woaaded ami fifty prisoners.
Made Yoong Again.
'One of Dr. Kinge New Life Pilln each
nigbt for two vsf-kn h»H put me io my
'teernn' ayain" writer I) H. Turner of
DempMTStown, Pa , Tbej'ra the be«t in
the world for Liver, Stomach and Bow.
els. Purely vegetjible. Sewn gripe
Oolj 25c at The Elk Drug Store, F. J.
Stone, I'ropr,

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