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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1899.
TOE DEATH OF
H Attack cf Apleiy Cams Without
tli3 Slightest Warning.
National Assembly of France to Meet
at Versailles Tomorrow for the
Paeis, Feb. 16. President 'Faure died
from apoplexy tonight.
It bag been known for some time that
his health was weak, bnt the first inti
mation that be was sick was given at
half pastS this afternoon, when a mes
senger was dispatched to the premier,
M. Dupay, announcing that the presi
dent was ill. M. Dupuy immediately
repaired to the Elysee. All medical aid
proved futile and the president died oa
the stroke of 10.
The flag on tbe Elysee was Immedi
ately lowered to half-mast, and the news
was telegraphed to all the officers and
members of tbe cabinet. Gen. Zurlin
den, military governor of Paris, tbe
grand chancellor of the Legion of Honor,
tbe prefect of tbe Seine, the prefect of
the police of Paris, and the presidents of
the senate and chamber of deputies,
promptly arrived at the Elysee. The
report spread rapidly throughout the
city, and large crowds soon assembled
in tbe vicinity of the palace.
Paris, Feb. 17. Premier Dupuy has
fixed a meeting of the national assem
bly, or congress, in which senators and
deputies will unite In voting for presi
dent of France, for 1 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon at Versailles.
The national assembly met this after
noon and adjourned out .of respect for
the dead president. All la quiet in tbe
city ,-od country.
At a meeting of the leftist sepatort to
day, M. Loubet. president of the senate
and former premier, was unanimously
nominated for president of France in
succession to the lata Faure. The sena
tors consider Loubet'a election assured.
The body of the lute President Faure
will lie in state in tbe palace from 3 to 6
o'clock this afternoon. The obsequies
will take place next Thursday, in the
cathedral of Notre Dame and interment
will occur in the cemetery of Pere la
Kailway Proposed Alongthe North Bank
of the Columbia.
Vancouvkk, Wash., Feb. 17. Articles
of incorporation were filed in the county
anditor's office today of a new railroad
company, to be known as the Columbia
Valley Railroad Company.
The object is to build, equip and ope
rte a line of railroad along the north
bnk of the Columbia river from Wal
'uIk, Wash., to the mouth of tbe Co
lumbia. The capital stock is fixed at
13,000,000, in shares of the par value of
No definite information concerning the
Proposed road could be learned today,
beyond that contained in the incorpora
tion articles. The fi'ini of these is the
Aft Intimation the public had that such
road was contemplated. It Is intimat
'I that prominent capitalist connected
lth one of the big transcontinental
roads are interested In the project.
Mr. Grri Iner is the principal stock
holder in thla company, and i president
of the Portland, Vancouver & Yakima
Railroad Company, of which the west
ern terminus is at present In thlsclty.and
Uon which construction work has been
commenced on a ten-mile extension in
this county. E. L. Candy, another of
the Incorporators, Is cashier of the First
N'ional bank, of this city, and 0. W.
Stapleton, the last of the three ineorpo
tors, la a stock holder in and attorney
for the Portland, Vancouver A Yakima
Company, and a resident of Portland.
More Snow in Colorado.
Aspks, (Jolo., Feb. 16. It has been
snowing for the past thirty-six hours
here, and the conditions surrounding
the camps are further complicated
While railroad traffic has been partly
resumed, mountain trails to the outlying
camps are about all blocked bv immense
slides of snow drifts to a depth of many
fett. At Independence about a dozen
people are still hemmed in with two
teams, and the problem of their getting
out is becoming more difficult every
day. Miners at Ashcroft have not been
heard from for a month, and their
friends here are greatly concerned about
their safety. The snow fall in camp
has been the heaviest in fifteen years.
People continue moving out from unds
the frowning peaks of the Aspen
LINE TO MANILA
Good Prospect That Puget Sound May
Soon Be the Starting Point for a
Line of Steamers.
Tacoma, Feb. 17. James Ward of the
shipping firm of Saunders & Ward, has
returned from a visit to England, and
announces the establishment by him
self and others of a steamer line between
this port and the Hawaiian islands. Tbe
British steamer Manauence will be the
first steamer out, and will sail next
Mr. Ward is understood to be working
on a proposition for a new line from tbe
Sound to Manila and way ports in China
and Japan. Tbe famous Clyde Bank
Engineering and Shipbuilding Company
is said to be backing him in tbisjine,
and to have several steamers it can put
in the trade. It is expected the trade
will be opened soon.
Anxiety About Grain.
Independence, Or., Feb. 18 Tbe
acreage of fall-grown grain in this
vicinity Is probably the largest for many
years, and there has been a great deal of
anxiety as to tbe effect of the cold snap
on the growing grain. It now seems
that on the couth side ot the hills and In
tbe valleys, where the grain was covered
by the heavy enow, it is now in fine
shape, but the same conditions do not
prevail ou the north sides of these bills.
There the snow was bljwn off and the
grain was left without any covering to
protect it from the hard Ireexe, and was
in some cases badly damaged. Some
fields will probably have to be entirely
Hot Wave in California.
San Francisco. Feb. 16. California
bas been struck by another hot wave,
and the state is now enjoying regular
summer weather. Seventy degrees in
the shade in San Francisco is unusual
winter weather, even for California, and
it is growing steadily warmer. The
chances are that the warm spell will be
followed by rain, which is greatly need
ed all over the state.
Snow Still in Wallowa.
Joseph, Or., Feb. 16. In some parts
of the county snow is two feet deep,
notably near the timber lines. On tbe
stock ranges snow fell a week ago to a
depth of fifteen inches. It is not known
yet how the stock will come out. In
most parts o! the Wallowa valley proper,
stork that are being fed are In good con
dition, but feed is getting scarce in some
People Leaving Dawson.
Victohia, B. C, Feb. 10. A. Conn,
the pioneer mailcarrier of theYukon.ar
rived here this evening by the steamer
Tees, having made a record trip from
Dawson, leaving there January 24. He
arrived at Skagway February 6. He re
ports meeting twenty-three dog teams
on the way In with mail. They were
seventy-five miles below Fort Selkirk.
He says 3000 people will come out with
in alxtv davs.
A California Centenarian.
Bkrki.ey, Cal., Feb. 18. Malon
Thomas Is dead at the age ot 101 years,
after an illness of about three months.
His wile, with whom he had lived for
more than half a century , died four yenrs
ago. Thomas then sold his home in
Siskiyou country, and though then over
100 years old, expressed adesire to marry
again so he might establish another
U. Emile Lanbet Elected by tbe Nadana)
Meline Attempted to Withdraw Before
the Vote Was Taken, But the Pro
gressists Persisted in Supporting
Him for the Place.
Paris, Feb. 18. It Is officially an
nounced that M. Emile Loubet has been
elected president of the French repub
lie. He received 483 votes, against 270
Tbe assembly met at 1 o'clock, tbe
place being closed to tbe public. Meline
begged his friends not to vote for him.
During the progress of tbe balloting sev
eral deputies attempted to speak, and
cries of "down with anarchy" were
beard, but no actual disturbances oc
At 2:40 the work of balloting was
The progressists insisted on voting for
Meline, which explains the vote cast for
him. The votes not cast for Loubet or
Meline was divided between Cavalgnac,
General Jumont, General Snussier, and
Paris, Feb. 18. When tbe sitting of
the assemply opened today, the public
galleries were crowded. Tellers entered
beaded by M. Chauveau, whoannouncea
that Loubet bad been elected by a rote
of 483 to 270 cast for Meline. Amidst
applause from leftists and center groups
Chauveau added :
"Loubet having obtained an absolute
majority, I proclaim him president of
of the republic."
The announcement was greeted with
prolonged applanee, mingled with vio
lent protests from the rightists, and left
ists shouted "Vive la Repnblique." A
calm was soon restored, although the
crowd was enormous.
Loubet has asked Dupny to retain the
premiership and the present cabinet.
Anti-Lonbo demonstrations commenced
in tbe streets. Cries ot "Down with
Panamaists," were prominent. '
A squadron of the cnissairea arrived at
the palace to escort the new president,
and was greeted by the crowd outside
with cries of "Vive V armee."
The agitation was caused by M. de
Roulede and Drnmont and their party
and the authorities say means have
been taken to preserve order,
Faure's Petty Annoyances.
London, Fen. 18. There is little doubt
that the Dreyfus crisis and the scurril
ous attacks of a portion of the Parisian
papers are largely blamahle for President
Fau'e's sad end. The "gutte' papers"
have been constantly raking up court
incidents reflecting npon members of
Fame's family, thongli not affecting the
honor of President Faure.
Only on Thursday last the Libre Pa
role attacked the mother of Faure's son-in-law
with reference to a house which,
it is ciaimcd, she wants to force tbe city
of Paris to purchase at her own price in
order to prolong tbe Hue Mogdar. The
city officials, it further appeared, found
the price rxhorbitant and determined,
rather than pay the sum demanded, to
make a bend in the street, after offering
her a larger and more valuable house a
few doors off, which she refused. Tbe
matter was taken before the council of
state, which decided against the propo
sition to make a bend in the street.
Theieupon the Libre Parole denounced
the decision as "Jobbery," implying tbat
Faure exercised his Influence In the In
terest of his son-in-law's mother.
The president was much upset by this
attack, forseeing in it only the opening
of a cam paign against him.
Feb. 18. James
Lacey, murderer and footpad, lie dead
In the morgue tonight, ami his slayer,
James Albi, has disappeared.
On June 17th Janus Lacy and John
Murphy, tbe Utter a notorious desper
ado, held np Albi't saloon, taking all
tbe money in sight. July 23, Ltcey and
Murphy quarreled over the division of a
$ JO-piece and Lacey placed a pistol I
Murphv'e breast, fired and killed, him
Two months ago Lacey was acquitted of
the murder charge, but was re-arrested
on the charge of robbing Albi. - Lace
was also acquitted of that charge and
left jail without a dollar in his clothes
and no weapon.
Tonight's tragedy took place In the
Coeur d'Alene gambling rooms. Albi
knowing the habitb of his victim, op
parently laid in wait for him. He stood
at the gaming table nearest the stair, up
which all lovers of hazard must come
when the tragedy occurred.
Pass Through the American Lines for
Twelve Families Requested One
Washington, Feb. 17. The adminis
tration has determined rapidly to ex
tend ths jurisdiction of the United States
over the Philippine group in its en
tirety, acting on the theory that delay
in this crisis is dangerous, and that an
archy and general paralysis of such in
terests as tbe islands support would be
brought about through failure to prompt
ly replace Spanish sovereignty over the
islands with that of the United Stater
This decision involves the necessity of
naval campaign and this will be insti
tuted as soon os Dewev receives rein
forcements in tbe shape of gunboats
now on the way to Manila.
Filipinos Seek Refuge at Manila.
Manila, Feb. 17.-11:50 a. m. Ex
Consul of United States O. F. Williams,
is in receipt of application from a mem
ber of the insurgent congress, at Malo
los, for a pass through the American
lines for a family of twelve persons, who
are desirous of taking refuge in Manila
This is regarded as significant, as show-
Ing that the most intelligent rebels re
alize tbat tbeir families are safe only
within American territory.
With the exception of a few shots
fired into a email bodv of rebels, who
were attempting to destroy a railroad
bridge near Calocau, all has been quiet
along tbe line.
Last night the heat affected the men
in the open country to some extent, but
otherwise the health of the troops
shows marked improvement since the
beginning of hostilities.
Mrs. B. F. Giltner Dead.
Salem. Or., Feb. 18. Mrs. B. F. Gilt
ner, wife ol r t. (jiltner, who has been
for over 12 years recording clerk In the
secretary of state's office, and sister of
Senator George W. McBride and Circuit
Judge T. A, McBride, of this state, died
at the family home in Salem at 1 :15
o'clock this afternoon. She bad been an
invalid fo" about 15 years, mainly the
result of a severe fall. Her last Illness
wan of eight weeks' duration.
Mrs. Giltner was about 49 yean old.
She was torn in Yamhill county, and
was the daughter of James 11. McBride,
being one of 14 children, of whom all but
four are alive. She has resided in Salem
about 12 years. She was married In St.
Helens. Two children survive Mrs.
Giltner-Edmond C. Giltner, private sec
retary to Senator McBride. and Miss
Mrs. Giltner's remains will be taken to
St, Helens tomorrow morning. The fu
neral will take place there at noon.
Spain Once Owned It.
8eattle, Wash., Feb. 19 The Post
Intelligencer today publishes the fac
simile of a Spanish document which
shows that the Spanish were in actual
military possession of Vancouver Island
between 1790 and January 1, 1792. It is
stated that the document, if it had been
in the possession of Emperor William ot
Gerniauy when he arbitrated the Cana
dian boundary between England and
United States, would have incontestably
proven the right of the United States to
Vancouver island. The document In
question is a report of Pedro Alberni
upon the condition of his forces on his
return from Nootka sound to Mexico.
It Isdated January 1, 17U3. The original
document, which is now in Seattle, was
auld to a British citizen over 40 years
a-", ami it has been withheld ior
Makes the f ood more delicious and wholesome
OV41 ftAKIWfl KM
Tic Recent Tralle Necessitates Tbeir
It Will Be Necessary to Keep 35,000
Soldiers in tbe Philippines for
Washington, Feb. 18. But for the
recent affair around Manila the volun
teers under Gen. Otis would have been
preparing to start homeward. The
movement of 7000 regulars to the Philip
pines was planned and inaugurated with
a view to the return of 13,000 volunteers
now on service in the archipelago. The
transports enroute to Manila were ex
pected to lead with volunteers and star
for San Francisco soon after they
reached the former ports. Had there
been no outbreak by the Filipinos, and
had Aguinaldo shown the disposition to
acknowledge American authority that
was expected to follow ratification of the
treaty, the first of the returning; volun
teers would have been on their way
home before tbe end of March, probably.
But tbe recent events have caused a
modification of plans. The 7000 regu
lars will be re-enforctuents. The volun
teers will remain longer, until it shall
appear certain that the Filipinos do not
mean to continue fighting. Gen. Miles
thinks, since the battle of last Sunday,
tbat it will be necessary to keep 36,000
soldiers in the Philippines for some
time. The plans of the president have
not contemplated so large an army there
by one-half. The onlj thing to do is to
wait and see tbe effects of the lesson
In a general way the president, before
the battle of Manlia, bad directed the
war department to make preparations
for a muster-out of all volunteers. The
work was to begin with those in camps
in this country. Each of these regiments
s costing about $2000 a day for pay and
support. The president said he wanted
to lessen the drain of war expenses on
the treasury, and he felt that the vol
unteers could now be spared. Fifteen
regiments were to be disbanded just as
fast as the mustering out routine could
be performed. There has been no
change in the orders sines the Manila
affair. It 1 understood that the die-
bandment of the regiments still In the
Southern camps will proceed rapidly.
After that will come the return of vol
unteers from CuIia. Inquiries have al
ready been sent to commanders in Cuba
to obtain opinions as to the numbers
that can be spared. It is the intention,
unless the situation should seem to de
mand tbe continuance there of all the
roops, to bring to this country a divis
ion of the Seventh corps in March.
Two of the immune regiments iu San
tiago Province will he brought back in a
' weeks. By the 1st of May the gar
rison force is to be reduced to a mini
mum. The appearance of yellow fever
n a New York regiment in the interior
of the island is having the effect to
strengthen the purpose to reduce the
garrisoning army as rapidly as It can be
Numbers of Rebel are Concentrating
South of the Passing River, Before
Manila, Feb. IS, 6:33 P. M. The
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heat is very oppressive today, and th
troops, especially those compelled to
work in the open, have been affected.
It will probably be warmer from now oi
until the rainy season.
The rebels have been concentrating'
south of the Pasig river, in front of
Brigadier-General Ovensbine's lines, on
the right, all day long. The country in
the vicinity is a particularly thick jungle,
extending for miles. Scouts report that
the rebels are apparently coining from
Laguana aud Cavite provinces. The.
Americans are strongly entrenched from,
the beach to the Pasig.
Washington, Feb. 18 Otis has csbledl
Manila, Feb. 18 Casualties in tbes
skirmish on Tariquina road, north ol the
pumping station, yesterday, are as foUws :
First Nebraska Wounded : Privates
George Andrews (died last nighty Ed
ward Day (severe), Charles E. Parks
(slight, John G. Williams (severe)i.
Sergeant W. E. Camp (slight), " First"
Sergeant William H. Cook (severe).
Captain A. H. Hollingswortb (severe).
Second Lieutenant Bert D. Wheeldonv
OF AN ASSAULT
Charles M. Hawley Found Unconscious
and Badly Wounded on a Sao.
San Francisco, Feb. 20. A man be
lieved to be Charles M. Hawley .formerly
of Salt Lake, and recently a lereant ln
tbe Utah battery, was found in an on
conscious condition at Grant avenne anuV
Geary street last night.
At tbe receiving hospital, where he
was taken, it is feared that his tknll
must have been fractured or his neckr
broken. Papers found on the perron ol
tbe injured man, among whish la a mar
riage contract, satisfy the polio is to
his identity. He was evidently the vic
tim of an assault, though the motive i
It is said that Hawley came from Den
ver three years aa-o. He had not regained
consciousness early tLIi morning.
Tbe other partv to tbe marriage con.
tract found in his pocket was Alma E.
Burton, a reliplom worker connected
with the Peniel nrssion.
NO HAY LEFT
The Supply of the Stockmen- Only Last
ed Until the Extreme Cold Snap
Came to an End.
Long Ckkek, Feb. 20. Stockmen gen
erally throughout Grant county are con
gratalating themselves on their escap
from the hard winter with but little losa
'J hey are of the opinion that no merer
cold weather wil be experienced, and,
while their bar is practically all gone,
they are jubilant.
During the past few days stockmen
from nearly every section of tha country
have taken advantage of the breakup
that is now on and have visited Long
Creek, their supply point. Among them
were owners of large cattle bands, who
have determined to profit by the exper
ience tbe past long winter has offorded
them, and already sever.il have pur
chased ranches, and in some Instance
lieu lands, for the purpose of rasing
a little more hay iu the future than in
Was An Oregon Boy.
Dallas, Or., Feb. 16 Chester TT.
Hubbard, who died iu Manila, ani was
reported to belong to the Third artillery.
United States army, wi a volunteer of
the Second Oregon regiment. Senator
Simon so tiletraphi from Washington,
on the authority of the w.ir depirtment.
The telegram was received tonight by