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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1899.
BOYS IN II
Stiroisl at lis Water Worts Near
Rebels Finally Fled in Wild Disorder
General Miller Reports That the
Filipinos in the Suburbs of Uoilo
are Believed to be Disintegrating,
New Yobk, Feb. 21. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila says: The
enemy were concentrating all day at the
water works and in front of King's bri
gade. They became so nagging in front
of King's position that the general sent
two companies of the First Washington
infantry over the Pasig river. They
tweDt the country for two miles and
then swung over the river bank, oppo
site the insurgent trenches facing the
American position at Macati, and opened
a flank fire on the insurgents across the
Two guns of the Sixth artillery, under
Lieutenant Eoott, pounded the incur
Kent positions, while the troops from
Macati charged and drove the enemy
before them. Fifteen Filipino dead
were found and four wounded. Two
American soldiers were wounded by the
explosion ot Springfield rifles.
The declaration of Aguinaldo that he
has made a human war is a fabrication
In the past few weeks the Red Cross has
baen like a red flag to the insurgents.
Captain Fierce, of McArthur's start,
testifies that be has been shot at by
sharp-shooters fifty times In the pro
visional hospital. Not an ambulance or
litter came which was not a signal for a
shower of bullets.
The surgeons of the hospital corps,
who were giving aid to the Filipinos as
well as to the American wounded, were
a target for the sharpshooters. A
wounded man who was being carried
from the field was killed by insurgents
concealed in tree. The Red Crof s peo
pie are now going armed. '
All Quiet at Uoilo.
Washington, Feb. 21. The war de
partment has received the following:
Manila, Feb. 21. General Miller un
der date of February 19, reports that the
insurgent forces of a few miles out from
Uoilo are believed to be disintegrating.
He can maintain his position with the
present force. Business in the city is
being resumed. He has sent Dp four
representative men, officials of the cap
Hal, from the Island of Negros, where
the Americans raised their flag, and
American protection Is requested against
mall insurgent forces in the island.
Affairs there and In Cuba, are very en
couraging. Affairs here are quiet. A small insur
gent force east of the city was driven
way with a considerable loss to the
Manila, Feb. 21.-1:15 p. to. The
transport Newport baa arrived from Uo
ilo with dispatches from Miller to Otis.
She reports all qniet at Hollo. The
American troops there are occupying
the suburbs of jaro and Molo, business
hs been resnmed generally with the
outside world, and there has been no
fighting sincj February 12.
All is quiet at Manila. The heat is
eauiinj some Inconvenience, but no
casualties have been reported.
And Will Now ConMilt With His Party
Leaders ns to the Advisability of a
Rnua-tKLH, Feb. 21. The Duke of Or
leans has uneipectedly arrived here. Jt
Is reported that ho considers the moment
Iprttine for a nioriarchitic attempt In
France. He will consult with the lead
ers of his party on the matter.
New Yobk, Feb. 21. A special to the
Herald from Paris says :
Ihe iigaro save that M. Jules Le
Maitre's letter is causing serious splits
in the League Patrie Franeaise. The
Figaio publishes this interview with
Prince Henri of Orleans on the subject
of votes for birn on Saturday :
"Certainly I was not a candidate, but
it undoubtedly gives me pleasure.
have aU-aye worked simply for my
country, bowinc before the government
given to it by the national will eleven
years ago. At preeent things are gieatly
changed. I think there is a disagreement
between the government and the feel
ing of the people. That is what the last
election has clearly shown.
The period of humiliation abroad and
disturbance at home, though just passed,
shows the necessity of a change in the
"The only form of government which
conciliates the rights and needs of de
mocracy with the exigencies of a great
power that has neighbors, can be bad
by the confidence of all in one to give
satisfaction to the demands of the peo
pie, the interest ot threatened trade and
industry, and the feelings of honor and
justice wbich we bear."
"Would you consent to be the head of
such a government?"
"I am always at the disposed of my
Ministers Met Today.
Paris, teb. 21. The ministers met
today. Loubet preeided. The preai
dent communicated to them a meeeage
to parliament which will bo read in the
chamber of deputies and the senate this
afternoon. The council ordered that all
public offices, schools and bourses be
closed on tho day of Fa u re's funeral.
OF A SPREE
Two Women and Two Children Suffo
cated by Gas.
Philadelphia, Feb. 19. Mrs. Charles
Fahrenkarap, aged 33 years; her two
children, Florence and William, aged 10
and 9 years, and an unknown woman,
aged about 35 years, were found dead to
day in a room in Mrs. Fahrenkamp's
home, on North Fifty-second street. The
gas was turned on and life had apparently
been extinct for several days. Scattered
about the first floor were remnants of
cigars and cigarettes and empty beer
and whisky bottles.
The bodies were found by a next-door
neighbor, who had forced an entrance to
the bouse. The last heard from the in
mates of the house was Thursday night,
when the piano was kept playing until a
late hour. Mrs. Fahrenkamp's husband,
who ia a traveling salesman, left home
about a week ago on business for his firm.
Wheat Badly Damaged.
Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. 20. Re
ports from all sections of the country in
dicate that a large percentage of wheat
was frozen out by the recent cold weath
er. The most aamsge was uooe u
Eureka flat, and the farmers there have
already commenced reeeeding. In a few
sectioni the wheat was protected by tbe
snow, bat a majority of the fields will
be reseeded. An accurate estimate of
the damage done cannot be made until
the ground is thoroughly thawed out,
but it is feared that it will be worse than
was first reported. Advices from Uma
tilla county are to the effect that much
of the wheat there has also been destroy
ed. Farmers are now bnsly engaged
in making examination of their land,
with different results. Each farmer
will have to decide the question for
himself, as there Is no well-defined
district in which the wheat bas been de
White Pass Railroad.
.Skaoway, Alaska, Feb. 10, via Seattle,
Feb. 2'), The tank of building a railroad
along the precipitous side of the canyon
from Skagwy to the summit ot White
nass. an elevation of n-arly 30(H) feet,
has been completed. The first carload
of freight waa delivered on the summit
yesterday. Tho event ws road the
occasion of an exchnn.fn of courtesies be
tween the railway and Canadian officials.
From the mmmit t ) Lake Bennett the
work of construction la comparatively
eniy, and the track will be livid in a few
Private Edwin ff. Haijton Fell ftis
in! at Manila.
SHOT DURING A
Private Hampton Was a Portlaoder,
Well-Known and Highly Respected
Several Washington Troops Were
Wounded iu Same Engagement.
Washington, Feb. 22. Oiis has
cabled the war department as follows:
Manila, Feb. 22. The following cas
naltioBin the entrenchments were caused
yesterday by the men exposing them
selves to the enemy's fire:
First California Sergeant Frank N.
Turton, wounded, slight; Private James
P. Cassidy, killed.
The following were killed during a re
connaissance this morning in tbe vicin
ity of San Pedro Maccarti :
First Washington Wounded slightly,
company E, Privates Joseph H. Card
ini(ton, Christian E. Horn, II. D. Haz
ard. Wounded seriously, company H,
Corporal W. B. Tucker.
Killed Private Edwin W. Hampton,
company II, Second Oregon.
The following caeualties occurred in a
skirmibh near the water works this
First Nebraska Wounded, Private
John F. Alley, severe; Alonzo Pike and
Charles Govrick, elight.
Portland, Feb. 22. Edward W.
Hampton, the first Oregon soldier to be
killed in action at the Philippines, was
a son of John Hampton, a furniture
mover, who lives at 397 San Rafael
Tbe deceased was 20 years old last
October, end had lived in Portland since
be was four years of age. His father
moved here from Nebraska sixteen yea; a
ago, and has raised his family in East
Portland, where the dead soldier was
well known and very pooular.
The first intimation of the death of
his son that Mr. Hampton .bad was
when a Telegram reporter called at the
house at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The blow was a sad one to bis father
and his five children. They had a letter
from the eon last Saturday iu which be
said be was well and as well contented
as one could be in Manila. He said that
he would like to be at home, but was
willing to remain there as long as his
services were needed.
The news was doubly surprising to
Mr. Hampton, from the fact that com
pany II had been on duty at the custom
house. When he read in tbe news
papers that the Oregon boys had been
ordered to the front he consoled himself
with the thought that the company his
boy was in would not have to go.
Young Hampton joined company II
only a few days before it left for San
Francisco. He had been employed for
three years in the sash and door factory
of the North west Door Company, where
be is very highly spoken of by his em
ployers. He recently sent some Spanish fi.tgs
and several curios home to his father,
which are highly prized by the Hampton
Steamer Columbia Carries Over for
Interment Kit Bodies at a Single
New York, Feb. 21. Packed awav.
each In a refrigerator cell, amid tun of
Ice, there were in the morgue until i
day 170 bodie of the city' unknown
and homeless dead, the largest number
ever gathered tden Mnce the preneiu
morgue waxbtii1!. The cause of thN
that the city i nrylng ground on ll..ri'
inland was hummed in it'i Ice, and
could But be approached by the steamers
of the charity department.
The city euppcrts on Hart's island a
colony of forty men whose duty It is to
dig graves in the potter's fit-Id. These
men for ten days have been without oc
cupation. The tug Fidelity and the sidewbeeler
Thomas S. Brennan, of tho charity de
partment, both tried to break through
the ice which surrounds Hart's islands,
but failed. On Sunday, the big steam
lighter Columbia was fixed np for
rua'.i through the Ice. One hundred and
sixty-one bodies were loaded on her,
and she (teamed np for Hart's uland
In spite of all tbe captain could do, he
was not able to force a passage. The
forty grave diggers watched the Coluui
bia struggling with the Ice.
The Columbia tried it again yesterday,
however, and reached Hart's island
after a hard battle with tbe ice.
Bishop Christie Reported to Be Chosen
to the Archdiocese of Oregon.
Portland, Feb 22. The New York
Irish World, of February 18tb, which
arrived here yesterday, contained the
announcement, under date of Rome,
February 12tb. that Bishop Christie, of
Vancouver island, had been appointed
to tbe archdiocese of Oregon, made va
cant by the death of tbe late Archbishop
Gross. Catholic residents were inclined
to credit this report, but a dispatch from
Vancouver, B. C received late last
night, in wbich Bishop Christie ex
pressed doubts of its authenticity, gives
it the appearance of being premature.
Bishop Christie, however, is said to be
the most favored ot tbe aspirants for
Archbishop Gross' vacant seat, end it is
generally believed among Catholics in
Portland that he will be the next arch
bishop of Oregon when the choice is
The dispatch in the World reads as
"Rome, Feb. 12. Bishop Christie, of
Vancouver, has been transferred to the
"Right Rev. Alexander Christie takes
the place of Archbishop W. II. Gross, of
Oregon, who died in Baltimore, Nov.
14, 1893. He recently succeeded Bishop
John Nicholas Lemmens as bishop of
Vancouver. Before receiving this ap
pointment Fr. Christie was pastor of a
church in St. Paul, Minn.
"Tbe diocese ot Vancouver includes
Vancouver island and adjacent islands.
The archdiocese of Oregon comprises the
state of Oregon, embracing nearly 100,-
000 square miles.
"Bishop Christie is comparatively a
young man, who has done most of his
ctnrvb work in the Northwest.
Has Not Yet Heard of It
Victoria, B. C., Feb. 21. Bishop
Christie said toniiiht that he bad re
ceived no news of his appointment as
archbishop of Oregon, to succeed W. II.
Gross, deceased. He doubted the accu
racy of the report.
Fighting With Fire.
Manila, Feb. 21,-6:35 A. M. The
natives of the village ofPaco made a bold
attempt last night to burn tbe quarters
of the First Washington volunteers by
setting fire to the huts adjoining their
quarters in the rear. Fortunately the
wind changed at the moment the fire
was discovered, and, fanned by a stiff
breeze, the flames sprea 1 in the opposite
direction, destroying fully 20 shacks and
houses opposite the ruins of the church.
The Incendiaries escaped.
Mysterious signal were frequently
made along the enemy's lines during the
night, and tliis led to the belief that an
attack had been arranged, but nothing
Tbe rebels are leaving the vi.iinity of
San Pedro Macati In small parties, and
are reported to be moving toward Sing
alon. California's Hot Wave.
Sam Francisco, Feb. 20. Not since
1870 has California been visited by such
a spell of fine weather as 1 now prevail
ing throughout the state.
The temperature on Saturday In this
city reached 80 degrees, and the mercury
has been hovering around that point ever
since, at night the winds from the ccean
iiiHkingnleep possible. There is dangerin
tn warm weather, however, as the fruit
ire are blossoming, and should IroMs
'ii l. ,ihe (Ihiiihl'k would be irreparable.
In Mime country districts the ther
iniiiiit'ti'r registered (12 decrees. Pro
i.c..r llaiiiiiiun, of the United States
im ii-i bureau, doe not look for rain
n r several days or possibly a wetk.
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
MabitaMs if Us Islaai ot Neps
SO SAY THE
Informs Otis That the People Are
Ready and Anxious to Accept Any
Proposition the Americans Might
Manila, Feb. 22.-12:45 p. m. -While
the guns on the city wall and those on
board the ships of Dewey's fleet in the
bay fired a salute in honor of Washing
ton's birthday, four oranuistioners from
the island ot Negros had an interview
with Otis, and informed him that tbe
Amarican flag had already been raised
over the island, and that its inhabitants
were ready, anxious and willing to ac-
cept any proposition the Americans
might offer. The insurgents have been
driven from the island entirely.
Although the Uoilo rebels have given
the people of Negros much trouble, es
pecially in tbe matter of financial as
sistance made by tiie rebel leaders, tbe
inhabitants of Negros have persistently
held aloof, and now through the com
missioners they announce that they
want the advice aud help of Otis.
The latter assured them that the
Americans would provide an acceptable
government, and in the meantime be
instructed them not to pay the rebels
anything. The Negros commissioners
were delighted with the reception.
The United States cruiser Charleston
is coaling here, preparatory to starting
on a cruise.
The Uuited States gunboat Benning
ton arrived here today from the island
Tbe United States transport St. Paul
has arrived from Iloilo, but did not
bring any news of importance.
Fire I a a Courthouse.
Salem, Or.. Feb. 21. Fire was discov
ered in the Noulhwest wing of the court
house at 9 o'clock this evening, and be
fore it was extinguished the building bad
been damaged to tbe extent of about
$500, principally by water. Tbe cause of
the fire is unknown, but it is supposed
to have been a defective flutf, which
burned out at about 4 o'clock this after
noon. The fire started under the floor
of tbe top story in the county surveyor's
otice, but" was checked soon after the fire
department not to wrk. All the maps
and records in the surveyor's office will
probably be a total less aud new ceilings
and floors will have to be put in. Sheriff
Durbin, whose office and living rooms are
liroetly underneath those of the survey
or, the latter being on the ground floor,
succeeded in saving nil bis records and
household good, except carpets and
curtains, wbich wer badly damaged by
water. His personal Iocs is about (100.
The building wa erected in the early
70i, at a cost of about $125,000. It is in
sured for abnut $30,(100.
Damage To Fruit Trees.
Oregon City, Feb. 20. At first
hasty examination did not reveal the fact
that prunn trees in this county were
severely injured by the late cold snap,
bnt it is now evident that tbe loss will be
considerable. Deputv County Recorder
E. P. Dedumn and Iiolcomb Bros., of
Clackamas, made a close t xamination of
their orchards at Clackamas yectcrday,
and believe that hundreds of trees are
killed. A Mirface i xamination did not
reveal theextent of the damnge, but on
cutting into the tree, it wa ft nnd that
the wood had turned black, and tho
trunks wero blistering on the sides ex
posed to the eun. Mr. Dedman has 1200
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5-year-old prune tree, and is confident
that the fruit crop for the coming year
will not only be a failure, but the trees
are almost a total loss. Very little grain
is reported to have been frozen.
FAURE BURIED '
Remains of the Late President of France
Laid to Rest In the Cemetery of
Pcre la Chaise.
Paris, Feb. 23. The remains c!
President Fa nre were laid to rest in the
cemetery of Pere la Chaise with military
honors. President Loubet, army and
government officials, members of all for
eign missions, the papal nuncio and
other distinguished persons took part in
the'processiou to Notre Dame cathedral,
where the ceremonies took place.
The streets along tbe route to the
church were lined with soldiers, back of
whom surged many thousand specta
tors. At times there were shouts of
'Vive la armee," but nothing was said
At the conclusion of tbe ceremonies at
the cathedral, the procession, with the
remains, proceeded to the cemetery.
The whole way was traversed withuut
unpleasant incident. The military and
police arrangements were admirable.
Service at Washington.
, Washington, Feb. 23 Fureral ser
vices in memory of the lata President
Fa ore, of France, were held ben today,
tbe president, cabinet, diplomatic corpa
and a large part of official Washing
Egg Famine in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 22. Eggs have broken
the season's record for bigh prlecs. The
extreme scarcity of that article bas
caused the wholesalers to put up the price
to 28 cents, while retailers and smalt
grocers demand 35 cents a dor in.
Strictly fresh eggs were so few and far
between that they wero curiosities.
Nearly all of the offerings were from
California, These eggs represented eight
carloads received from California so far
this week, and they went to the groceries.
The wholesale price in Chicago was 3
cents higher than in New York.
One prominent egg dealer, in speaking
of the shortage of eggs said :
"It seems ridiculous that California
should have to save our lives just now
by shipping eggs to our markets."
Grass Springing Up.
Pbndi.kton. Or., Fb. 22. It is learn
ed that in the extensive livestock region
south of this city, extending into South
Umatilla, and Into Grant and Morrow
counties, tbe necessity for feeding cattle
and sheep is about past. Grass o i all
the lower levels is springing np, and
many bands are now browsing on tho
hillelJi a and lower h othilK II id cold
weather continued any longer, tbe loss)
would have been extremely heavy. Hay
was almoH exhausted, some ranchers)
havi-ig fed every pound. The other day
a thrifty rancher at Ridge, who usually
has a surplus of hay in the spring, bought
a large quantity at $9 a ton. The
ordinary price is $4 to f 5. Farther west,
in Gilliam and Sherman counties, so re
ports say, the loss of 1 ves'.oik has been
Snow Storms Raging.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. S3 A furious snow
storm ia raging thionliout Nebraska. In
Omaha terrific wind accompanies tbe
snow, but out in the state there is not to
much niuJ, and the indications are that
tbe fall will be q lite ineflcial to
stock and winter wheat. Several inches
of snow have fallen.
Reports from vaiioua towns in Kansas
show that a bliztvid is raginj in that
La Grippe ts ayaiii epidemic. Kvery
precaution she u d lie taken in avoid It.
Its specific cure is O le Mil uie Cough
Cure. 'A. J. Shepard, publisher Agri
cultural Journal and Advertiser, Elden,
Mo., says: "Noon will be disappoint
ed in using One .Minute Cough Cure for
La Grippe." Pleasant to take, quick to
act. Snipe. Kbftsler Dti C.
DeWitf Witch Hazel Salvo
Cure Pile. ScalJ. Uurn.