1 W ii it ii ii w mm VOL. IX THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1899. NO. 12 r s I OTIS STILL .WAITS FOR REGULARS r.- IVJ They Arrive No Arosive Oj i Derations Will Be Undertaken. DEPARTURE WILL BE RUSHED I Lack of Transportation Facilities in the Pacific and Consequent Necessity . ,of Sending Part of the Troops By 1C Way of the Suez Caual the Cause 5ft of the Delay. r . ifc: :'. ,i Washington, Jan. 3. General Otis, at Manila, has been notified by cable of Kr the arrangements that have been com- pletcd to epeedlly reinforce his command by the dispatch of six regiments of reg "p: ular infantry. The Twentieth, now at l'l Fort Leavenworth, will tail from San Fraaoieco on the transport Scandia, "j January 7th, and is timed to reach Ma' i nila by the end of the month. The force under General Law ton Is , expected to reach the Philippinea tbe second week in February. The other regiments selected for garrison duty in y the Philippines, the Third and the ?Z Twenty-second, will depart from San Francisco as soon is transports are avail Jjj,' able. The army steamer Senator, which t left Manila December 15th with the As ' tor battery and other troops bound for ; Ean Francisco, is due there early in next VI - i i week, and will be ready to return with Bn either the Third or the Twenty-second regiment five days later. ;(M While everything is being done by the war department officials to expedite the ' departure of the troops in compliance m with rnpeated intimations from General Otis that he is anxious to exchange his , volunteers for regulars, it has been found aluioBt impossible to start them much earlier than January 15th, which was Jf the time set when It was first decided tw weeks ago, to send a portion of the , . needed force by way of New York on ac count of the lack of transportation faoil s' ities in the Pacific. Until these troops reach the Philip- opines it is not believed by the authori ' ties that General Otis will undertake jo any aggressive operations for the exten sion of American sovereignty over the , various provinces now held by the in ; eurgents, although he hns full directions ' in the matter, but will reserve bis forces if for use in eineruencicn, should the in M surgents grow unruly, particularly in ihe vicinity ot Manila. Confidence was expressed at the war t department that there would be no bat- tie at Iloilo until every resource oi pence- m able negotiation to induco the rebels to evacuate me city nan ueon exnausieu. . . . .... . . 4 MASSACRE IS IMMINENT 1 ChilCats, Crazed With Liquor, are Ter- , rorizing the White Inhabitants Two Men Frozen to Death. Tacoma, Wash. Jan. 3. Passengers who arrived on the Al-Kl from Alaska, some of whom left Dawson as late as December 3, report that the Chileat In dians are terrorizing the white inhab itants of Pyramid harbor, near Skagway Had have threatened to massacre thorn. The tight before Christmas whites ap peared at the Chileat village with big supply ot whisky, which was sold to the Indians without reserve. The entire tribe got drunk Christmas, and with knives and guns compelled the whites in the locality to leave. When the Al Ki left Kksgwsy no blood had been shsd, but trouble was imminent. Oil reaching Indian river the miners were Informed that two men, names nn known, had frozen to death on the Yu kon Muppii Vorf Nelk'rk and Dr. w Jon. 'r' ;.rm wiiMrdin a s cv; loarli.f froan dre5ed beef, wm' VI cc. excep tionally cold night In November. Several hundred ton of mail for Daw- son are blockaded at Lake Bennett, awaiting ice transportation. The winter has been so open that Lake Bennett re mained unfrozen up to December 23. In October speculators cornered the butter and tobacco market at Dawson, and since then both articles have been bringing from $2 to 3 a pound. Orders to the Oregon. Washington, Jan. 3. Secretary Long cabled orders today to the Oregon, at Caliao, to proceed to Honolulu, taking the distilling ship Iris witb her. The Iowa was ordered to San Francisco to make repairs to her boilers and replace a broken cylinder head. Witb ber wil! go the supply ship Celtic and the col liers Scandia and Justin. The Oregon will get orders at Honolulu to proceed to Manila, if the situation does not change in the meantime. The gunboat Castine has also been ordered to Manila. Mrs. Mary Francis Porter. Olymha, Wash., Jan. 3. Mrs. Mary Francis Porter died in this city last night of tumor of the brain, after short illness. She bad lived in Olympia since the date of ber marriage, in 1844, to Judge M. S. Porter. She was a niece of John McCullough, the tragedian, and als" ot Hugh McCullocb, ex-secretary of the United States treasury. EXTREMELY SAD AFFAIR Last Member of the Pope Family Dan gerously 111 Near Amity. McMinnville, Or., Jan. 3. The dan gerous illness of a young man named Pepe, living east of Amity, in this county, brings to light a sad story. Dur ing the week both his parents have died. The family were Italian Catholics, and were known to neighbors as very quiet and extremely reserved. Their circum stances were not of the best, bin they lived in reasonable comfort. From cur rent reports it appears that about Satur day or Sunday a neighbor saw the younger Pope feebly waving a white sloth, and on reaching the house found him aud bis parents prostrated, him self on the floor, unable to reach a bed. They were not able to go tor help nor assist one another. By a will born of desperation the aged mother had re mained out of bed. When a doctor was called he at once ordered her to lie down. At first she refused to do so, stating that she feared if she did she would die, but finally obeyed and was the first to die. Friday of the same week the fether died aad the eon's life was almost despaired of, though now he is said to be gradually improving. It Is believed that the family were rendered weak by insufficient food, it being asserted that from religious and other eccentricities they would eat no meat, butter, cream, nor any bread ex cepting that made from cornmeal or coarse flour. This rendered them easv victims of disease when it cuuie. Years ago these people were quite well-to-do, but they purchased laud, paying several thousand dollars, the extent r.f their wealth, down, and lost all by reason of failure to meet subsequent payments. Fatal Folding Ikd. Si'itiNoriRi-D, III., Jan. 2. Mrs. Lu- cretiu Kent, a widow, mot her death in a manner horrible in Ihe extreme, Uer fat wus revealed when a friend, enter ing the house, found her dead body. One hand was pinioned inextricably'un- der a liravy folding bed. The body was decomposed, showing that death had oc- cured several days ago. When found, the woman's broken hand was still clasped in the bed as in a blacksmith's vise. How the accident happened will never be known definitely. The woman lived alone in the house, and that accounts for the tardy dis covery of the body. Heaviest in Spokane's History. Si'okanr, Jan. 2. Spokane during the last twe days has experienced the heav iest snow in Its history. Since yester- lay morning fifteen indies has fallen, making twenty-five Inches on the ground. Because of strong winds, tie snow has drifted and it Is with difficulty that street car linps are kept open. In places the snow lias drifted to a depth of 11 1 teen feet. I) in (ley Is Improved. WAsiiiso roM, Jan. 3. Dingley is a littlo better thi nv.rn'f.kr. tu .u;li hie conditiou remains uccmeuiy cii.id. DeWUt'A Witch hael Salve Curt mi. Soldi, ttura. AMERICAN RULE WORKS SMOOTHLY Mais Well fttei Witb New Cm iilitns in Hams. REORGANIZATION UNDER WAY Civil Administration Gets Firmly on Its Feet Autonomists to Have Xo Representation in General Brooke's Cabinet. Nkw Yokk, Jan. 3. A dispatch to the Tribune from Havana says: American rule in Cuba works smoothly. Generals Brooke and Ludlow are beginning the reorganization of the civil administra tion satisfactorily. The Cubans are well pleased. Pa it of the Spaniards ate sul len, but the commercial classes are satis fied with the new regime. . The understanding Is that no mem bers of the former autonomist cabinet are to be included in General Brooke's proposed council of advisors. They are all unpopular, and lack confidence of both elements. Civil Governor de Castro, by order of the military authorities, has abolished the use of passports and of stamped paper in the government office. They were annoyances. Prompt steps have also been taken for improving the section of hygiene. The postnffice service for the city and the foreigu mail shows improvement. The confusion still is due to inefficient employes. Tbe demoralization in the island service cannot be remedied im mediately. Chief Director liathbume's first order after taking charge was to abolish the frankins privilege, which has been grossly abused. The police service is being slowly or ganized. No general disorder exists. Two or three homicides during the last two days have been of the ordinary kind, and bavo hud no significance. Cubans and Spaniards are getting along together pretty well. Some fears of social demoralization, of which Americans complain, will be corrected when thu police organization is more advanced. The military authorities do not want to use troops for duty of this kind. SCHOONER PRO TECTION WRECKED Foundered Off Tillamook Kock Only One Man Drowned. Astoria, Or., Jan. 3. The steam schooner Protection, from Seattle with a cargo of coal for San Francisco, foun dered an J sank ofT Tillamook rock on the evening of December 31. But one man was lost, and he lost bis lifj in nn attempt to tower a boat after it hud been determined to abandoned the vessel. The Protection, with a full cargo of coal, including a heavy deckload. loft Seattle Thursday, December i!()th at 2 o'clock. While the vessel was heavily laden, she made fair Ihnr, and at five o'clock on the morning of December 30, was ofrCape Flattery. During that day the wind was light, but there was a heavy westerly swell that seemed to strain the vessel, but it was not until the morulng of the 31st, when the Pro tection encountered the southeast gale that had been predicted on shore, that she began to make more water than usual. It was not until late that after noon that the necessity of taking to the boats became evident, and at the time it was blowing a southeast gale. When Second Assistant Knglneer Kd Benson finally left the engine room to turnoH" tbe last cocks the water was up to his chin. In lowering one of the boats, First Engineer Carver was knocked overboard and sank almost Immediate'!-. .fti' .! . V;r ' ' Hie hoaia wore loaereii, and, under instructions from Captain Krickton, Loth (toed by the Protection for a time, until she was seen to take a deep star board list and get deep in the water at the stern, but she was not seen to act ually disappear. As near as can be figured, this was about 30 miles off Tilla mook rock. This estimate of the sur vivors, however, is very uncertain. The boats soon separated", and neither knew the whereabouts of the other, and it was a bitter night. New Year's morn ing broke with their boats tossing in the face ot almost certain death. In the afternoon, 2(5 hours after leaving the vessel, the boat of Captain Erickson sighted a ship and headed toward it. From the ship the boat was soon sighted and tbe occupants were picked up and safely landed on board. A Most Remarkable Wedding. Canal Doveb, 0., Jan. 3. A most re markable wedding has just taken place at tbe villiage of Trail, 10 miles from here, four brothers being married to four sisters. The four knot were tied at the home of the brides, who are the daugh ters of a farmer named James floch stetter. There ages' range from 1H to 28, and the ages of their respective husbands vary only slightly. Tbe grooms are four sons of John Summers. The ceremony o' marrying the four couples occupied almost an hour, the same cleigyman performing all. Tbe four brothers and their wives wil) live within a stone's throw of each other. ROOSEVELT WILL BE A GENERAL Colonel Baker, Who Was Sent to Hono lulu Duriog tbe W ar, to Be Made a Brigadier General of Volunteers. Colonel Castleman Also Slated for Promotion. New Yokk, Jan. 4. A special to the Herald says : Governor Roosevelt, of New York, is to receive the brevet rank of brigadier general for gallant and meritorious serv ice during the battle ot Sun Juan. A board of officers consisting of Generals Swan and Boynton and Colonel Carter, adjutant-general, which had been con sidering the question of the officers en titled to brevets for heroism, have rec ommended thai Colonel Roosevelt be breveted. Secretary Alger baa brought the recommendation to the attention of the president, who directed the noiuiiiH. tion of Governor Roosevelt for the brevet grade. President McKinley has also deter mined to reward Colonel T. IJ. Barker, commanding the First New York, who was sent to Honolulu during the war. Colonel Barker will be'promoted to the grade of brigadier-general of volun teers. For the same reason it has been deter mined to promote Colonel J. B. Cattle man, commanding the First Kentucky regiment, who has seen urduous duty in Porto Rico, In performing gtneral po lice duty. Major-General Wade, chairman of the American evacuation commitsion of Cuba, will be invited to Inform the de partment of his wishes respecting the duty to which he shall be assigned in the future. The department of the Missouri, with headquarters at Chicago, will he offered to General Wade, with the understand ing that upon the return of Major-Gene-ml Brooke tho latter officer shall be al lowed to resume his station. Il is believed that General Wade will prefer the department of Dakota, in which event he will be assigned to its command, with headquarters nt St. Paul. It is generally understood in army circles that practically all of the camps in tho South will he broken tip as quick 1 as troops are assigned to Cuba, and Porto Rico, aud tbe volunteer regiments now in the section are mustered out of service. An ample number of vacancies exist for the West Point cadets, who, in ac cordance with the order of the secretary of war, will le graduated on February 1st. There are seventy members in the class. No action has been taken as yet by the administration looking to the appointment of civilians. er regular appointments, and if there should be any vacancies, applications of civilians will receive consideration. UPON TIIF VERGE ' 7 A REVOLT Santiago Penis Uj In irms Ataitst tie Americas Aiimistralijj. DISCHARGE OF MEN THE CAUSE Only a Spark Needed to Plunge the Province Into Insurrection Gen eral Brook Ignores General Wood. Santiago, Jan. 4. Meetings were held at all of the political clubs !ast night, and even tho most conservative people, thofe favoring the annexation of Cuba to the United States, wero as tounded by the orders from Havana for the centralization of the customs money there. The past forty-eight hours have com pletely altered the situation of affairs here. Tha province had gradually set tled down and was contented with the with the order of tilings prevailing, rec ognizing the benefits conferred. Now there is a complete change, and there is no exaggeration In saying that the sit uation is critical, and that a spark would set up a blaze that would plunge tbe entire province into a state of insurrec tion. It is generally admitted that if 1,000 men wero suddenly discharged from the public works, Buch an action would probably cause a revolt which would be hard to quell. Major-General John R. Brooke, governor-general of Cuba, is apparently ig noring General Leonard. Wood, in com mand here, and is cabling direct to his subordinates. lie lias ordered the col lector of customs to bank no money, and the commanding general of the province has ordered his officers to close several minor offices, including that at Bayamo, practically shutting off the mail of the regiments there. Dr. Castillo will accompany General Wood to Washington, representing Brit ish interests in Santiago, to lay these matters before the president. Wood's work here is now thoroughly appreciated by tho Cubans. FATAL FIGHT AT COLFAX A Well-Known Plumber Killed By a Bartender. Cot.rAX, Wash. Jan. 3. At about noon today a fatal uflVay occurred In tween W. G. Campbell, a well known plumber, mid James Hardwick, bar keeper in Hagan's saloon. Campbell, who was drunk, wanted to pay for drinks with bar checks, which Hard wick refused to accept. A wordy alter cation followed. Hardwick become very angry, cursing Campbell, and finally striking him a terrific blow on the head with a heavy beer bottle. Campbell staggered back, then drew a revolver, and shot Hardwick through the heart. As the latter was falling, Campbell shot him in the back. Hard let's death was almost instantaneous. Campbell is in jail. He will be given a preliminary ex amination tomorrow. Il is reported that a few minutes before the affray, Campbell left the saloon and gjt his re volver, saying he was going to practice. Campbell was a married man, about 40 years old, and had lived in Colfax many years. He had always hben very quiet and peaceable. Hardwick was much younger, and had resided here less than a year. He has a brother in busi ness in Pendleton, Oregon. Campbell's head was badly cut by Hardwick' blow. No Inquest was deemed necessary. Reported Massacre Confirmed. 1., ,1, JJt. ) Llftiei ttl iti'iH l.U'it .) an the Spamartla ai ii of the Philippine group, oi) unles aouLh of PaUwan, have been aiaftseinated, witb Baking Powder Made from pure cream of tartar. Safeguards the food against alum. Alum baking powders arc the greatest mcnacers to health of tha present day. SOVM, MKIwa KXOtH COL, WW von. the exception of the women, whose re lease is beiug asked for. THE DEATH OF CAPT. MURPHY Died Suddenly in Portland of Brain Fever He Went there to Stand Trial. Pohtland, Jan. 5. Captain Edward Murphy, late of the American ship George Stetsen, died at 8:20 this morn ing at the Quiuiby housa on Firet and Madison streets, of brain fever. He, in company with his former mats George Harvey, left Sao Francieco last week, on the steamship Columbia, and overheated himself. While profusely perspiring he engaged in conversation with the master of the Columbia on the bridge of the steamship, where he con tracted a cold. From this it is supposed arose his fatal illness. But those inti mately acquainted with the deceased captain believe that the brain fever is resultant from bis brooding over a ser ious criminalr-charge pending against him in tbe United States court, tor which he and Harvey were to have been tried next Monday by Judge Bellinger, Captain Murphy was 45 years old, having been a master 20 years, most of that time in the Arthur Sewall line. lie was a widower, leaving a mother and three daughters residing in Alamada, Cal. In the event of his acquittal be was to have taken command of the ship Shenandoah, now in San Francisco, of which his brother bad been master. The latter days ot January, 1807, the ship George Stetson,' of which E. S. Murphy was captain, and Geo. Harvey was first officer, arrived at this port from Boston. They had aboard a young sea man named Amos Stone, who, it is alleged, had been so brutally handled on the trip that be was imbecile when the vessel arrived iiere. In May they wero indicted by the United States grand jury, but as they were abroui at Unit time, their tria's co'nld not proceed. In the meanwhile. United States District Attorney Halt detained three jurors of that term, hop ing the accused would appear before the end of that term. They not appear ing, though, he mofed tho forfeiture of their bonds, which at that particular period, was overruled. In the meantime, and up to this mo ment, tbe entire crew of the George Stetson was taken iu custody by the United States marshal, a part of whom are in the county jail here, and the rett in an outsids jaii, where they are being held 89 witnesses for the prosecution. These receive 1 per diem for each day of their detention, and board and lodg ing. Tho victim of the outrase, Amos Stone, bad to be removed to the insane asylum at Salem, where he has teen ever since, ttut now, it is said, he has recovered his mental, if not altogether his physical health. Choate Will Secure the Plum. Washinuton, Jan, 4. The announce ment was made today on the highest authority that Hon. Joseph II. Clioate, of New York, would be nominated am bassador to Great Britain. The nomi nation will not be snt to the senate for a few days, but those near the president say the delay does not indicate any pos sibility of a change of plans. Tv th I'ublle. 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