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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY,' JANUARY Vd$.
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THE ELWOOD WRECK
Broken to Pieces by Alasken
STRUCK ON GARDINER'S POINT
ONE OF THE 'CHEW WAS DKOWXKD
The Beat, After Incredible Hardship
Reached Shore In Safety Canard
Steamer Cephalonla Sank at .
Seattle, Jan. 1. The echooner El
wood, Captain E. E. Wyman, ia a total
wreck in Alaska. It ia the worst story
of shipwreck to reach Seattle this year.
One eailor was drowned and the re
mainder of the crew only reached shore
after one of the bravest fights against
the elements that has been recorded in
the annals ot the Northwest coast.
The steamship Topeka, arriving this
foaenoon from the North, bronght the
first news of the disaster. Captain Wy
man and four sailors came down on the
Topeka, while the others remained in
.The El wood left Seattle September 11
for Kodiak and Cook's inlet. The ves
sel struck at Gardiner's point daring a
gale at 9 o'clock in the morning, two
months after leaving Seattle, and began
breaking np immediately. The crew
made a desperate effort to reach shore,
avoiding the reefs, jutting rocks and wild
The first boat let down was smashed,
and the second boat was worked sway
and swamped. Adrian F. -Gorton, a
Swedish sailovas washed away and
-drowned. One seaman started to swim
ashore and was about to give up when
he seized a piece of wreckage and
reached ashore. The captain and rest
of the crew finally reached shore by
clinging to the wreckage.. The story of
' hardship and peril is a heartrending one.
Strook a Reef Near Holyhead and Was
Holyhead, Jan. 1. The Cunard line
steamer. Cepbalonia, Captain Sacombe
from Boston, December 21, for Liverpool
ran ashore on a reef near South Stack
in a dense fog, but was subsequently
floated and steamed here. When the.
6teamer,first grounded two lifeboats were
sent to her. ' Forty passengers arrived
here and have -taken passage for their
The Cepbalonia had a very rough pass
age. Everything went well, however,
- until 7 :30 this morning, when she ran
" ashore. The passengers rushed on deck
in alarm. BoatB were lowered immedi
atley, and all women and children were
placed in them. - Then the other pass-
enegers were allowed to enter the boats,
An examination of the steamer showed
that while her after part was badly dam
aged, she was not making so much
water as to prevent her proceeding.
Therefore, at high tide, the passengers
were again taken on board and all possi
ble speed made for Hollyhead.
- The passengers speak in the highest
terms of the conduct of the officers dur
ing the emergency, and are delighted
with having escaped such gient peril
without loss to themselves.
, Later in the day the Cephalonia began
making water ' rapidly where she was
beached. Her afterpart and afterholds
are nearly full of water, which is also
beginning to enter the saloons. The
work of getting out her cargo from' the
afterholds has been almost entirely
stopped, and the position of the steamer
is very ciitical.
-The Stormy Straits.
; Poet Townsknd, Wash., Jan. 1 An
other outburst .of storm of ranch violence
prevailed in the straits yesterday. Two
vessels, the schooners Meteor and Bed
field, after reaching Cape Flattery, were
forced to return here for shelter. .Four
sloops and a small-sized schooner mocred
to the wharves foundered. Vessels from
outside report largo quantities of fresh
lumber southwest of Cape Flattery,
which is Grip posed to have been . the
decfcload of some outward-bound vessel
- -.- In Washington.
Wabhisgtonv Jan ew Year's
day was celebrated here in a good old
fashioned way. All of the officials re
ceived. It was an ideal day.
Interest, of course, centered in the
' president's reception. The White House
had bean elaborately decorated - with
flowers and foilage, and the Marine band
of 60 pieces, under the leadership of Pro
fessor Francuilla, were stationed just
within the entrance, and added color to
the brilliancy of tfccene. The musical I
program included a melange oi airs of all
nation?, arranged by Soiisa, as a compli
ment to the diplomatic corps, a tnnm
tihant Russian air .and a suggestion of
peace on earth and good will to men in
the "Angels' Waltz." .
Just before 11 o'clock the president
and Mrs. Cleveland descended the stair
way from the private portion of the
house, followed by members of the cab
inet, and exchanged greetings with mem
bers of the diplomatic corps, who came
resplendent in full court cnstomes.. The
president then took his place iu the blue
parlor, next to the door, with Mrs
Cleveland on his right. In line beside
her were the wives of members of the
cabinet and Miss Herbert, daughter of
Secretary Herbert. Mrs. Smith was pre
vented from attending by the illness of
her daughter. In the rear of the line
were members of the cabinet and the
ladies invited to assist (n the reception
FRKSH OCIBAOES AT OBFAH.
.'Cosstaktinople, Jan. 1. According
to a dispatch from Orfab, Asiatic Tar-
key, there were fresh outbreaks there
Saturday and Sunday.
In reply to the demand cf United
States Minister Terrill, the TurkiBh gov
eminent ordered the vali of Aleppo to
furnish an escort to Miss Shattuck and
the three native teachers from Orfah to
Aintab. Terrill has received informa
tion which shows that all the mission
aries in Anatolia are safe. '
The Turkish government has given an
evasive reply to- the offer of the repre'
sentatives of the powers to mediate with
theZeitounals. The ambassadors resent
the stand taken by the porte, and the
dragomans are urging the Turkish of
ficials to accept their offer. Ho definite
information is obtainable from Zeitoun,
although it is believed the place is hold
ing out against the Turks, and the latter
are suffering severely on account of the
A SPECIAL WRECKED.
and Fireman Were
Dknveb, Jan.l. The Rocky Mountain
News special; carrying the New Year's
edition, and intended to break all re
cords for mountain travel, was wrecked
at 7 :K a. m., at Malta, five miles this
side of Leadville. The train Blowed
down as it approached the station, but
the rails being cove-ed with ice and
snow, it jumr?d the track. The engine
crashed into the depot. The baggage'
car was thrown on to the coal car and
broken in two, but the coach remained
on the track.
Ralph Butler was in charge of the
News car, assisted by Frank Keller and
Special Messenger Harris. Engineer I.
G. Baker, and Fireman H. II art man
Berlin, Jan. 1. The news of the in
vasion of the Transvaal republic by an
armed British force has created a, de
cided sensation here.
The Kreuse Zsitung says: "Every
where is the same greed and bad faith.
Today it is Africa; yesterday it is South
The invasion of the Transvaal by Dr.
Jamieson and the forces of the British
South Africa Company, all the newspa
pers declare, constitutes a serious and
unjustifiable breach of peace, against
which Germany must protest.
Armenian IMahop Arrested.
New Yoek, Jan. 1. A dispatch to the
Journal from Constantinople says:
The army reserves at Moobd, Satdis,
Alesbgerd and Bitlis have been called
out: The Armenian bishop at Erzeroum
was arrested Monday and sent to Con
stantinople. He is accused of taking a
leading part in the agitation against the
government. His arrest has caused
much excitement in Erzeroum and the
officials there have taken measures to
preserve order. , '
Gone to Berlin.
The Hague, Jan. 1. The minister of
the Transvaal republic left here this
morning for Berlin in order, it is be
lieved, to make strong representations
to the German government on the sub
ject of the invasion of the Transvaal re
public by the forces of the British South
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find the true remedy in Electric Bitters.
This medicine does not stimulate and
contains no whisky nor other intoxicant,
but acts as a tonic and alternative. It
acts mildly on the Btomach and Dowels,
adding strength and giving tone to the
organs, thereby aiding Nature in the
performance of the functions. Electric
Bitters is an excellent appetizer and aids
digestion. Old people find it just . exact
ly what they need. Price 50 cents and
$1 00 per bottle at Blakeley & Hough-
ton'a Drug Store,
They Encountered the Span
iards at El Estanta.
THE LATTER NOW IN - RETREAT
THE OFFICIAL. ANXODXCEMESI
Jt States the Insurgents' Position Was
Raptured, but Adds, "The Troops
Were Moved Closer to
Havana, Jan. 2.-rAn engagement be
tween Spanieh troops and the insurgents
has taken place at El Estante, south of
Alfonzo XII, not far from the frontier
of the province of Havana.
. An official announcement says the
troops captured the insurgents' position,
bnt the loss of the rnemy is not known
It is admitted two Spanish officers and
four soldiers were killed and.19 wounded,
The insurgents, following the usual
tactics, did not attempt a decisive en
gagement, but. after a ekirmish, pro
ceeded westward, devastating the coun
try. The authorities here, in announc
ing this skirmish, added J,h "significant
statement that the troops "were moved
closer to the province of Havana," which
would indicate that the Spanish forces
are once more in retreat. .
Later in the day it was announced
here that further fighting between the
Spaniards and Cubans is taking place in
the vicinity of El Estante, which leads
the people here to believe that the insur
gents have been in pursuit of the Span
ish troops in the vicinity of El Estante,
which seems to be a confirmation of the
supposition' that the Spaniards were
worsted and the Cubans are making for
the frontier of the province of Havana.'
It is announced this afternoon that
Felippe Roderiquez, an insurgent leader,
has been killed in battle.
DRIVEN OUT OBTACdaiA.'
Rlggs' Chinese Servants Sent Back
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 2. The Chinese
have again been driven out of Tacoma.
The two Chinese that Thomas Rigga es
tablished as servants in his home t
month ago were this morning put on the
train and returned to Olympia, whence
they came. Mr. Rigga was tired of agi
tation on the subject, and surrendered
unconditionally. The public meeting
called for the 15th instant by the com
mittee of fifteen to further consider the
Chinese question, will now probably be
turned into one of rejoicing.
A Portland Man's Adventure.
Ensenapa, Lower Cal., Jan. 2. L. C,
Pease, a Portland, Oregon, newspaper
man, was brought into this city today
by B. Valesquez, a vanquero, who lives
five miles up the coast.
.rease tins nad a very rough experi
ence, having started from Tia Junta on
last Monday for a horseback trip by the
coast route to Ensenada,, for bis health
and lost the trail on Tuesday night. -
While endeavoring to reach his desti
nation by following the coast, he found
himself, late at night, in a country so
rough and mountainous' that he could
neither go forward nor retnrn with his
horse; so be decided to push ahead on
foot, but first he shot his horse, which
bad been injured by a fall and cutting
the animal's throat he slacked his thirst
by drinking the blood.
Peaee reached Valesqnez's house
twenty-four hours later, having, by dint
of swimming around pointsand climbing
over .rocks, accomplished about twenty
miles of coast which is generally consid
ered absolutely impassable. He had
been nearly forty-eight hours without
food or water and his mouth and throat
were in a frightful condition from hav
ing chewed the pulp of cactus leaves to
slake his thirst.
Married at the Benson Farm.
Editor Chronicle: On New Year's
day Mr. James C. Benson of 5-Mile and
Miss Fannie L. Wilkerton of Portland
were joined in . wedlock, by Rev. Frank
Johns of Hood River, at the residence of
the groom's parents. After the cere
mony, a splendid repast was partaken. -
Mr. Beuson is one of our substantial
yonng men, and is respected by
Miss Wilkerson has resided j
months in this neighborho
her lady-like deportment ag
ways, she has won the ,
friendship of all whom
which will be of use I
soon take up their
on 5-Mile, and the
wedding was intended to . be a private
one, with bnlv members of the families
present, hence no cards were issued
On the roll of expected guests was the
name of the long-absent eon and brother,
Mr. Frank Benson of Idaho. : His pres
ence would have completed tho. happi
neESofftll. - . ' ,
By this marriage Mr. BDd Mis. James
M. Benson are the onlv ones that now
remain at the old hearthstone. . Though
they have grown old in the battle of life,
their works have not been in vain, for
they have made a good record, raised a
respectable family and by industry and
economy havo laid by a sufficiency for
the evening of life..' They belong to that
band of -hardy pioneers who endured the
privations of early Oregon life, paved the
way for the making . of thousands of
happy homes and laid a foundation of a
great state. O. C. ,
Five Mile, Ore., Jan. 2, 1896.
'More Karl y History.
. Some time ago Tub Chronicle pub
lished an account of the. marriaijo of
William McKay and . Margaret Camp
bell, which took place in Wasco county
in 1836. At that time the statement
was . made that possibly this may have
been the first marriage of record in this
county, since no records of ah earlier
one were foand. Now, however, the
contrary is determined. The reading of
the article in this paper caused Mr. M.
M. Cusbing, the well known fruit-raiser,
of 5-Mile creek, to call from memory the
date of his marriage, which is shown to
be older than that of Dr. McKay. On
the 16th day of April, 1854 M. M. Cush
ing and Mary Pigott were united in
marriage. The ceremony took place at
the quarters of Major G. O. Haller in
old Hon Dulles. JNatnan Ulney per
formed the ceremony, and the?e were
(.witnesses: Eliza Pigott, a sister of
Mrs. ' Cuehing, Major and Mrs. G. .0.
Haller, Captain and Mrs. M. Maloney,
Lieut.- Montgomery,. Lieut. Forsythe,
Dr. Summers,, the post surgeon,- Mrs.
Caleb now Mrs. Schut-z Sergeant
James McAnliff now a resident of
Walla Walla and . Musician James
Whitebread. The certificate of marriage
i.Mr, Cusbing still has, and it was shown
to the' writer today." It reads as folio g :
' Territory op Oregon, ? '
County ok Wasco.!
I do hereby certify that on the 16th
01 April A. U., 18o4, Mr. M. M
Gushing and Miss Mary Pigott, both of
the county and precinct atoresaid, were
by me joined together, with their
mutual consent, in the bonds of wed
lock; and I did first ascertain that the
said parties were of sufficient age to con
sent to the same.
Given nnder mv hand this 16th day of
April A. D., 1854 . .
Justico of Peace for Wasco Co.
The writing is on a piece of blue
paper, discolored with age; but the
words are perfectly legible. This mar
riage was put on record, but either the
record has been misplaced or destroyed.
Mrs. Cuehing came around the Horn in
1853, while Mr, Cusbing, as a soldier in
the regular army, crossed the Isthmus
in 1852, arriving in The Dalles Septem
ber 3, 1852. Mr. and Mr. Cusbing have
lived in Wasco county for many years,
and are numbered among its oldest and
most respected pioneers.
' A curions coincidence happened in
connection with these early marriages.
UntiJ. yesterday Mr. Cuehing thought
his was the first ceremony performed in
this section of the country, but a casual
conversation with Mr. George Snipes
disclosed the fact that that gentleman
was in thn lead. Mr. Snipes was mar
ried in The Dalles September 18, 1S53,
before Wasco county was organized. The
ceremony took place near where the
Umatilla House now stands, and was
performed bv Rev. GuBtavus llines.
There is quite a romance connected with
this epi-sode, as an elopement preceded
the marriage of M-r. Snipes to the esti
mable lady who is his wife. Livve was
just as strong in thofe days as it is now,
and it laughed at locksmiths and long
journeys and braved difficulties innum
erable. For many years Mr. and Mrs.
Snipes have lived near The Dalles.
Time has dealt gently with them, and
the remembrance of those early days re
mains with pleasant clearness.
We offer $100 reward for any case of
Cattarh that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co.,
We, the undersigned, have known F,
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be-
ieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to carry out any obligations rnr.de
their firm. '.
West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,
bledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
holesale Druggist, Toledo, O.
iTXa Catarrh Cure is taken internal-
cg directly upon the blood and
rfacea of the system. Testi
it free. Price "75 cents per
by all Druggists. " .
MNEIL'S POSSIBLE RESIGNATION
' La Grande Chronicle : The reported
resignation .of Receiver McNeil has not
yet been verified, but if-he has not yi-t
resigned, there is a possibility thnt he
will do so in the near future. The fail
ure on his part to -make traffic arrange
ments with connecting roads and the
loss following the rate war has made dis
satisfaction among bond and t-tock-holders
and i they arc, .'. no doubt,
'making it uncomfortably warm for the
receiver.' If. a change occurs, business
on the O. R. & N. will - pick up at once
and more men will be placed to wjrk.
It would help all the towns along the
road and lend to everyone's prosperity.
Pendleton East Oregonian : '. If Mr. E.
McNeil resigns the management of the
Oregon Railway & Navigation Company,
as it is reported he ia abont to do, t rie
property and the- bondholders will miss
his services and connection with if, and
Portland, particularly, will fee! the ef
fects of it. . The road should remain in
dependent of all others. . It is best for
Oregon that it Bhould ; best for Portland ;
best for the people ; best for those who
own the road; and better for all the
transportation companies that make con
nection with it. The East Oregonian
hopes the report of Afajor McNeil's res
ignation is not true, and it does not be
lieve that the report U true. The Ore
gon Railway & Navigation Company is
in better condition physically than it
has ever been in its history ,"and it is
growing sturdy and strong under Major
Two lives Savrd.
Mrs. Phoebe Thomas, of Junction City
111. was told by her doctors she had
Consumption and that there was no hope
for her, but two bottles of Dr. King's
New Discovery completely cured her
and she pays it saved her life. Mr. Tho.
Eggers, 1&) Florida St. San Francisco,
suffered from a dreadful cold, approach
ing Consumption, tried without result
everything else then bought one bottle
of Dr. King's New Discovery and in two
weeks was cured. He is naturally thank
ful. It is such results, of which these
are samples, that prove the wonderful
efficacy of this jnediciue In Coughs and
Colds. Free trial bottles at Blakeley &
Houghton's Drug Store. Regular size
50 cents and 1 00.
Warned Against a Swindler.
The La Grande Chronicle gives warn
ing agajnEt a check swindler, going by
the name of J. M. Johnson, who worked
his schemes in Boise, Idaho, where he
claimed to be a sheepman of Umatilla
county, on hia way to the coast. The
way he operates ia-to go to a bank, when
he first Btrikes a town, deposit some
money there and pay all his bills with
checks. After a while, when he has con
cluded that the time is ripe to cash-
few good checks, he will draw, them on
people who have previously cashed
checks for him and found them ail
right. Nine times out of ten the unsns
pecting victim will cash the check, and
that night the man will leave. Next
day the victim goes to the bank and
finds there are no funds. The swindler
is a man of good address, about 33 years
of age, with short black beard and of
medium height and weigl.t.
The popularity of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and the high esteem in
which it ia helds leads us to believe it to
be an article of great worth and merit
vve nave tne pleasure ot givyig the ex
perience of three prominent citizens of
Redondo Beach, Cal., in the use of the
remedy. Mr. A. V. Trudel! says: "I
have always received prompt relief when
I used Chamberlain's Congh Remedy."
Mr. James Orchard says: "I am satis
fied that Chamberlain's Cough remedy
cured my cold.' . Mr. J. M. Hatcher
says: "For three years I have used
Chamberlain's Congh Rtmedy in my
family and its results havo always been
Fatisfactorv." For sale bv Blakelev &
Houghton, Druggist. .
England will be glad ot the intermis
sion afforded by the icqniry of the Ven
ezuelan commission. She tins her
hands full just at present in South
Africa, where an English company is
trying to conquer-a free state. The
cheering news comes today that the in
vading force sent by the British South
Africa company, was defeated by the
Boers and forced to surrender. Al
though the home government disclaims
any responsibility for the invasion, the
occurrence will not make Germany or
any. other European nation who has in
terests in Africa, feel more kindly tow
ards the bullying country of Great Bri
tain. England is just at present ont of
pint with the rest of the world, and
must stand having the worst construc
tions put upon her motives.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Go
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C spoonfuls of baking powder, arid odd tea yt
spoonful of salt into bowl; add three toa- JJ
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and cut with a small bine nit, cutter. PI. if a a. S
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Quick orn for fifteen or t.wr.it7 minute.
C Ths biscuits should b adeMc-to brown top 2
E and bottora, 1 iff lit on tho aide, and snow c
E white whea broken open.
I The secret of success in this re- g
I cipe, as iu others, is to use but 2
two-thirds as much C(ttolcu2 as 5
i you used to use cf lard. . jj
will make the biscuit light, deli-
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I biscuit you ever made before. Try 5
it. Be sure and get genuine Certto-'
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I steer's head in cottoa-plani zircath g
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A Compliment From Abroad.
The event of the searon at The Dalles
was the magnificent ball of Columbia
Hoee company Tuesday night in the
armory. J. 8. Fish, Henry J. Maier,
Hugh Chrisman, Harry Lonsdale, Max
Vogt, Johnny Hampshire, and such
"jolly good fellows," compose the roster
of this A No. l.Cor We should have
been with you, boys; bnt the walking
was not favorable to the tramp. iloro
. There are some people who are never
positive in anything. It is always, "I
don't know," or "I guees so.,' Thare is
a word of such people, and it is refresh
ing sometime s to bear a person epoak as
one having convictions, like Mr. Chas-..
F. Snyder, of Uangor, I, who wrote ; T
can heartily recommend Simmons Liver
Regulator to all who are troubled with
Dyspepsia or Liver Complaint."
Our littlo baly of two months was bsrily
afflicted wttU Kcznina.' It bogaa when
was th roo weeks ol.l, and in spito cf all onir
skiU and that of two goofi physicians, t)9
continued to grow worse. Her bead, amis,
nock, and limbs, and, In fact, nearly every
Joint In bcrloi!y,woreraw.ir.d bloedlnirr'boa
we concluded to try Cirrici nA Ksmedies.
Tho cljild being to suiall and flalica'e, t.o'
bejfan with CcricucA (olntn:cr.t,anrt Citi
cuba So.VP,accoriinjj to dvoticos, anil tfUr
the Jlrst application tea could tea a ciue,
When wa had used tho reinodica' on a vti-'f.
she was very' much bei.ti-r, porno of th6 fcores
had hcil d entire:)' and had cnas.'.d to ntsut.
After iisine; tlicm for low ih.i:i a iimutb, tbs
child was i.'oe .trout w-alc Rud l'lj"is;in-,r.:d
to-day ha hi lovely r.l:i:t Mil hv.i r. '-y
child. Bho v.vi slimvsi at tho Ori'.i." i'a.r
when four and a ba!f monrfcs oM.ar.d Ionic
the premium ol a silver cup, us ti.e pnsW"
baby, over sixteen ether. We r:ojntnfj.d
CtmcuRA Rekkwiw to all oar liieui:.',
cannot praise iliein tiK hihlv.
Mb. and Mm. :ti AS. J'ATlTv,
1WO Hello. iew Ave., JvauiLd City, Jlo.
Bpkkdt. Ctrnit Treatment. V'a'rh l :tiho
with CurtctTKA foAP KcutU-u3!!lc:t-.io:ii of k'a-1
TictJBA (oininrHDt). tlo irii-nt i'm ciiri-. hi fl
mild doeea of CuTiCLtA l;tsoi.7K; (&o
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The moment it in r.npilod.
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