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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1899.
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PAUT S- O
TO HIS TREATMENT
Eecliues li Cams li Zmn WiKral
Cubans Hoped to be Allowed to Parti
cipate in the Evacuation Ceremon
ies, but finally Yielded to General
Brooke's and Ludlow's Wishes.
c. 30. A special to ifce
na, says: On Wed
03urgent cavalrymen with
drew .' s the city in a sulk because the
Americans refused to recognize them ex
cept as individuals. Civil Governor De
Castro advised General Ludlow to avail
himself of the services of the cavalry
under Colonel Hernandez. The men
entered as dragoons and hoisted the Cu
ban flags, doing police duty west of
Gaiiano street. The Americans refused
to permit them to act as an organized
body, and after doing duty one night
they lowered their flag aud returned to
Menocoal's camp at Mariana.
It is known that Gomez feels that he
ie not treated properly. Indeed, he has
never received anything but curt treat
ment from the representatives of the
American government. Some time ago
he sent a personal representative to con
far with the American evacuation com
mittee. General Butler proposed that a
personal note of congratulations be sent
Gomez, but General Wade and Admiral
Sampson refused to join him.
A letter from Gomez has jast been re
ceived hern. He is wise enough not to
commit himself further than to say that
Le could not come to Havana unless he
came as commander-in-chief of the Cu
ban army of liberation, and if the men
who had fought with him for three
years were not good enough to come he
pre'erred to stay with them. He scouted
the idea that the presence of the Cuban
troops would result in disorder, declar
ing their presence wonld be the best pos
sible guarantee of good order.
He concludes his letter with the re
mark that he had full confidence in the
good will and fairness of the American
as a people, bat believed the politicians
were attempting an excuse to compel
the nation to break its most sacred
The Americans are divided in senti
ment, many believing a great mistake
has been made in not giving the Cubans
an oppoitunity to celebrate the event
which they have tought so many years
to bring about. General Lee was in fav
or of granting permission for the insur
gents to parade, and recognizing Gomes
as the head of the Cuban army. Since
General Brooke gave his decision, Lee
has, of course, refused to express him
The Lakme's Lime Must Not Be Dumped
Into the Columbia.
Astoria, Or., Dec. 29. Captain Klit
Jaardt of the steamer Lackme, has been
notified by the local authorities not to
permit any of his cargo of lime to be dis
charge I into the river. He is helpless
in the matter as his vessel Is now in the
hands of the underwriters, pending an
examinational to her condition. City
Attorney Allen took the initiative by in
structing Chief of rolice Hallock and
IT...!.. V ,-t-r !?H notify Captain
r""i . :., 0f ,Iia cityand
.. dn,re it unlawful to dump any
matter in tha river that la injurious to
tht fish, and that lime it well known to
be fatal to yonng salmon, and that no
salmon will rnn near where lime is in
a stream. City Attorney Allen said this
evening that his action was based on the
law and information from fishermen of
many ear's experience, who told him
that it was an old trick of opposition
trapiuen or giilnetters who desired to in
j jre a trapman to drop some lime in
i front of a trap and no salmon would en
terit. The amount of slack lime now. in
the Lackme, if thrown overboard, is said
to be en jngh to kill all the young salmon
now in the river below here, and to pre
vent any from coming for several
The fire in the hold of tiie Lakme has
been extinguished, and she is now wait
ing an examination.
Cubans Will Yield.
Havana, Dec. 30 The Cnban patri
otic committee, consisting of 150 leading
Cuban lawyer", doctors and business
men, at a meeting which lasted until 4
o'clock this morniog, decided to yield to
General Brooke and General Ludlow in
the matter of postponing their celebra
tion, and has approved thj manifeato to
the Cuban population of Havana on the
lines cf General Ludlow's reply on the
subject of the proposed celebration. The
Cuban citizens in Havana and Cuban
soldiers outside of the city are intense
ly excited, but the patriotic committee
and military chiefs of the Cubans think
they can repress this feeling and pre
vent violent incidents.
STEAL IN TEXAS
A Wells-Fargo Employe and $6o,ooo
Sax Antonio, Tex., Dec. 29. The lo
cal office of 'the Wells-Fargo Express
Company is out of a money package con
taining $60,000. The money was tent
here from Houston tor the Southern Pa
cific to meet its payroll west from that
city to 1 Paso. It arrived Wednesday
morning and was given to C. A. Beeler,
the Wells-Fargo money delivery clerk,
to band over. Beeler started for the de
pot and was seen en route. Four hours
after his departure his wagon was found
five miles west of the city in a thicket,
the Lone almost dead from the effects of
bard, driving. Inquiry developed the
fact that no delivery had been made.
There was no evidence of a struggle in
the vicinity where the vehicle was found.
Beeler had been in employ of the com
pany for nine years, and enjoyed the
confidence of all. He spent several
years on the frontier as a cowboy. His
friends stoutly assert that he ie the vic
tim of foul play, .and his wife also in
clines to this belief. Superintendent
Taft, of the express company, is here in
vestigating. He admits that the lss
will reach the sum stated, while rumor
nearly doubles that amount.
ROUTE TO PARIS
Was Removed from Devil's Island and
Sailed for France.
New Yonic, Dec. 30. A Bpecial to tha
Herald from Paramaribo, via Haytl,
says: It is reported here that former
Captain Dreyfus, who for the last three
years has been kept In solitary and close
confinement on Devils island, one r f the
Isles de Salut, a few miles east of here,
has been removed from his island prison
to Cayenne and sailed .from there to
France on December 4 last on a convict
No details regarding the departure of
the prisoner or as to his ultimste desti
nation can beassertained. It is believed
he will be taken to Paris, tJ await the
orders of the court of cassation.
A telegram from Rotterdam announces
that Corote Esterhazy has been staying
there since December 13. His departure
for America is regarded as imminent.
Pari. Dec. 30. The ministry to the
colonies today denied the report that
Dretfns has embarked from Cayenne on
bis return to France.
Romero Is Dead.
Washixgtoh, Dec. 30. Ambassador
Romero, of Mexhvi, riled ! nr'-"
at 4 oVI x-U, aged 02 year. Thv reuioiiu l
wilt be taken to Alexico for Interment.
An operation for appendicitis was per'
formed on him yesterday.
URGED TO STAND
Ai Earnest Aiseal I) k Sent to tie
Delegation in This Country Sends Over
a Manifesto Declaring Against
Annexation to the United States.
New York, Dec. 30. A dispatch to
the World from Washington says : The
Cuban delegation to the United States
has just prepared and sent to Cuba an
elaborute appeal in circular form to be
widely distributed to all natives to re
member that they fought for Indepen
dence and not for annexation.
The manifesto reviews the struggle to
throw off Spain's tyranny, and recounts
the glories of the victory and refers to
the action of congress in regard to a
stable government being established.
"If annexation were desired, it would
be better to have it brought about now
then later, and for that reason It is de
sired that the question should be settled
finally at the present time. Yet it Is
sufficiently known that Cubans made
war and fought for independence, not
for annexation, and that all the precious
blood that has been shed and all the
hardships endured and all the suffering
were to gain independence, and nothing
short of that.
"It is ridiculous to try to answer the
accusation that tiie Cuban people are
indolent, that they are uneducated, un
faithful and unable to govern them
selves. . Their industry, labor and
energy have made Cuba in many re
spects one of the most productive coun
tries of the world.
"Their duty now is to stand by the
lone star banner, which signifies inde
pendence and liberty, the greatest bles
sings of .heaven.
"Remember that Cuba has not fought
and endured for a change of masters, but
that her people may be their own
"We are none the less grateful to the
people of the Uuited Slates for their aid
and support, and in doing what they
have done to free Cuba from Spain they
have but repaid the treat debt which
they owed to humanity, justice and
right for the aid they received from
Lafayette and France during their war
Men Were Fnally Rescued From the
Shaft Property Loss Estimated at
Only a Few Thousands.
Carlinvillb, III., Jan. 2. Early this
morning the trlppla and top works of
the Carlinville coal shaft, situated just
outside of town, took fire and burned
fiercely. There seemed from the start
no chance of saving them from total de
struction. Between seventy and eighty
men are in the mine, and, although des
perate efforts are being made In their
bahalf, it is by no means certain that
they can be rescued.
The entire force of one hundred men
went to work as nsual at 7 o'clock. Two
dozen of them, who were working in the
east leads of the mine, discovered that
tha air was fool, and escaped to tha top,
except Jack Minck and his son, Archie.
As yet they have not reached the top.
Tha other miners, working In the west
part of the shaft era still underneath
Tha air shaft is located near the burn-
ing p' .. ' ' . i
there will be no hope ot saving the men
still under ground. When the flames
started, tht engine quickly reversed the
air, forcing it down tiie safety air shaft
through tha main leads of the mine and
up the main entrance, thus preventing
the fire so far from entering the mine,
but it will be several hours before the
men's safety can be assured.
Fortunately a stiff breeze is blowing
from the south, which aids in saving the
engines which furnish air to the mi
prisoned minors. Several thousand
spectators are watching the canfhgra
gration, amorg tiiem wives, sisters and
children of the men below, who are
Later After herculean efforts on the
part of the mine managers aud those of
the miners who escaped at the first
alarm,, the entombed miners are all re
leased from their perilous position. The
property losses aggregate only a few
Floods Have Destroyed the Crops and
a Grain Famine is the Result of
Tacoma, Jan. 2. Advices brought by
the steaaiship Victoria say Sze Chnen
merchants wired to Shanghai desiring
all shipments of goods into the province
The yellow river floods have destroyed
the crops and famine has resulted
Thousands ot the natives are starving.
Thousands of hungry and ragged refugees
are moving down the river in boats, only
to find the cities lower down closed
against the starving hordes. The gov
ernment appropriated 300,000 taels for
their relief, but less than one-fifth has
been distributed. It is claimed dishon
est officials have pocketed the balauce,
A relief fund has been started at Shang
hai. Rev. B. Craig Patterson, of the
Chian Kiau mission, appeals to Atneri
can friends for aid.
A panic prevails throughout Sze-
Cbuen province, China, caused by the
rehoisting of the black flag of rebellion
by the notorious outlaw Yumantze.
After offering to refrain from further de
predations and receiving a compensation
theretor from the Chinese authorities.
Yumantze has rejoined his followers and
started a fresh ami Catholic crusade.
His reward Included 100,000 taels in sil
ver, immunity from punishment and a
captaincy In the Chinese army. The
French missionary, Fleury, remains in
Yumantze's hands and hopes of saving
him have been abandoned.
WILL NOT ACT
Fatal Ending of a Row in a San Fran
San Francisco, Jan. 1. As a resnlt of
a row in a saloon at 113 O'Farrell street,
today, James Gallagher was fatally shot
by John alias "Mike" Flynn. Gallagher
who was an ex-pugilist, died soon after
the affray, but was able to make an
ante-mortem statement, declaring that
he had been slain by Flynn. The pistol
with which ttie crime was committed
has not been found. Neither Flynn nor
the others who witnessed the quarrel
will talk about the matter. Jerry Sulli
van, one of the proprietors of the saloon,
and Delia Richardson, a friend of the
murdered man, have been held by the
police until their evidence can be ob
tained. It is said that Flynn has served
two years In the house of correction for
robbery, but expected an appointment
as baliff of one of the city police courts
Russia Wants no Nicaragua Caoal.
New York, Dec. 80. A dispatch from
Paris says : The HeraM's European edi
torial prints the following:
Russia is evidently beginning to cam
paign against the Nicaragua canal. The
Novoe Vremya publishes an article not
only warmly advocating tha Panama
scheme, but filled with bitter dislike of
tha United States.
The writer says tha predominance of
the United States would have been de
sirable for Russia a few years ago, but
all this has changed since the last war.
He goes on to say that, having despoiled
On a Minute Cough Cure, cure.
That Is what It was mad tor.
CLASH MAI' POS
SIBLY BE AVERTED
Will Try Moral Smsin Before Rssarl
At Least Tbey Will Not Fight Without
Orders From Aguinaldo Rein
forcement of Troops for Manila.
WAsnixcTON, Jan. 2. Nothing more
has been heard at the war department
from Otis since the cable of yesterday.
The situation is irritating in the fp.ct
that according to the experience of the
past tew days, it is not to be expected
that nnythisg can be heard from Iloilo
for a day or two at least, except in the
very improbable event that the Ameri
can force has been repulsed in its efforts
to make a landing and has been obliged
to return straight to Manila.
It is surmised that General Miller is
proceeding with more tact and less
roughness in his dealings with the in
surgents than appeared from a first in
spection of the reports. His purpoie
apparently was to avoid such formal
recognition of the insurgents as might
tend to embarrass the United States
government hereafter, but at the same
time not to dual harshly with them if
they can be brought to see the rectitude
of his intentions.
Therefore the officials are of the opin
ion that there will be no actual hostili
ties between the forces arrayed against
General Otis and his own, but that at
the worst the latter will retire from the
city.without accepting or rejecting the
American overtures until they have
heard from Aguinaldo. General Otis
has taken steps to acquaint General Mil
ler with the latest instructions from the
president, and a special messenger is
now on his way from Manila en route to
Although officials profess their strong
belief that no serious trouble will occur,
they have taken the precaution to expe
dite the dispatch of military reinforce
ments to the command of General Otis
in the Philippines.
Orders have been issued for the Twen
tieth regiment of infantry of Ft. Leav
enworth to time its departure so as to
be in San Francisco by the 17th inst.
in order to embark on the military
transport being fitted out to sail for Ma
nila on that date, if possible. The two
other infantry regiments which are un
der orders to proceed to the Philippines
by the Pacific route, the Third and
Twenty-second, will follow as soon as
transportation can possibly be secured
Three' other regiments are also un
der orders to proceed to Manila by way
of the Mediterranean and Suez canal.
These are the Fourth, Twelfth and Sev
enteenth infantry. They will make the
trip in the new transports Mobile and
Mohawk, and unless present plans mis-
cairy thoy will embark at New York on
the 17th inst. General Lawton will ac
company the expedition from New York
after a conference respecting the admin
istration of affairs in the Philippines.
Accident la a Bourne Mine.
Boubnx, Or., Dec. 30. Yesterday
afternoon Mr. Seare the manager of
Eureka Excelsior Gold Company, while
making his daily inspection of tha prop
erty, crawled into one of the slopes in
Excelsior No. 2, when the overhead side
snddenly caved in, completely burying
hin under abjut 1000 pounds of quarts
and earth. The foreman and twominers
extricated him and carried him out of
the mine. Dr. Grant found two ribs
were broken, and sawed up hie chin,
which was cut to the bone. Ha will
Killed in a Runaway Accident.
Hii.lsboro, Oregon. Dec. 30. Word
reached ns last evening that tha 13-year-
, 1 , f Mrr Win m in Vincent was
i. -.i.i.iiy i..wa U.c ulj.tr l,ty in-nr Al.-l-dletoo
in .u.tidnt. Tha
boy's father was killed several yean ago
in a sawmill accident.
Made from pure .
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders are the greatest
mcaaccrs to Jicalth of the present day.
kotai. amino eowatu oo. , new yook.
The People Permitted to Celebrate Their
Santiago de Cuba, Jan. 1. The last
day of the old year had tcarcely passed
when tho people of Santiago began to
celebiate the birth of Cuban Indepen
dence. From that hour until dawn,
crowds marched the streets, singing and
cheering for Cnb.i and the United States
while bands played exhilarating music.
It was the real voice of the people, in
stead of the element that is usually
making itself heard through 'the local
press, and there could not be any ques
tion of the enthusiastic feeling toward
This morning, General Wood, follow
ing an ancient Santiago custom, held a
reception at the palace, appearing for
the first time in the full drees uniform
of a major-general. He received tha
members of the Supreme court, city
council, chamber of commerce and the
other officials of the city. Tomcrrow,
with Mrs, Wood, he will hold a recep
tion for all who may choose to come.
Convicted of Murder in the First Degree
A Life Sentence Was Imposed
Upon the Convict.
San Franxisco, Dec. 30. Rather to
the general snrprise of those who have
followed the Botkin trial, and to the en
tire dismay of the defendant and her
attorneys, Mrs. Cordelia Botkin was to
night found guilty of murder in the first
degree, for causing the death of Mrs.
John P. Dunning, by sending a box of
poisoned candy to her in Dover, Del.
The condemned murderess will be
spared an Ignominious death on tha '
gallows, however, the jury that found
her guilty imposing also the penalty of
Considering the unexpectedness of the
verdict, Mrs. Botkin kept herself well in
hand when her fate was announced.
Not until the jurymen and most of the
spectators had left the court room did
she give evidence of a collapse. Then
she sank back, half fainting, hut speedi
ly revived when given a glass of water.
Sad Day for Spain.
Madrid, Jan. 1. New Year editorials
in the Madrid press are sad and dignified
reminders that the hoisting of the U. S.
flag in Cuba and the Philippines means
the closing of four centuries of SpanUh
colonial history. With suppressed emo
tion, rather than bitterness, the paperu
exhort the people to have confidence in
their recuperative power, hrging that
there will be the smallest possible waste of
time in reorganizing the affairs of the
country, aud txpressiug a special desire
for a speedy settlement of the cabinet
The general belief Is that Senor Sa
gasta will be able to resume his duties
as premier by the end of the week, and
that he will form a. cabinet to Include
Came to my place in May, one bay
mare, weight about 000 pounds, and
branded with a capital A. the cross line
of tho letter resouiiilitig the ieilur v,uii
the Irft I'l.oill It i . v . . j, b.t.i n.-'
a me by caiiiPK at uiy piacs . ' i iving
all charges. U. E. Sillkck,
lOleclin Boyd, Oregon.