The Dalles weekly chronicle. (The Dalles, Or.) 1890-1947, March 11, 1899, PART 2, Image 1

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NO. 23
Snow, Hit finis anil Floafls in Many
Atlantic Coast ani Sontnern States.
Snow and Wind Storms Have Created
Fresh Havoc in Georgia Many
Buildings Unroofed and Fruit
Crops Ruined.
Washington, March 7. A blizzard
like storm begin at 3 O'clock this morn--
ing, several inches of mow falling and
caullafi m ich delay in traffic. The
wetthir bureau say the storm is central
this morning off the New Jersey coast,
end bad rapidly assumed the propor
tiona of a genuine blizzard.' By tomor
row the cold wave will cover the At
lantic coast states.
Snow Storm in Alabama.
Atlanta, Ga., March 7. Heavy rains
and a cold wave have been followed by
high winds and snow in many parts ot
the state. At Monroe several business
building') were unroofed and a number
of dwelling houses blown down. Rome
and Quitman, Ga., were visited by
heavy snow stormB, and farmers report
the complete destruction of crops.
Livestock was killed near Opelika,
Ala., and all fruit which was not killed
by the cold wave three weeks ago, was
lost last night.
New Yohk, March 7. A fierce snow
storm set in about 4 a. m., and con
tinued unabated until 11 a. in., when
about five inches of (now had fallen
Considerable obstruction to travel is
Cleveland, 0., March 7. It has
snowed almost continuously since early
Sunday morning.
Philadelphia, March 7. Snow began
falling here shortly before 4 o'clock this
morning, and at 11 o'clock continues to
fall rapidly.
Heavj Damage bj .Flood. '
Charleston, W. Va., March 7. The
night was one of discomfort and actual
suffering. The slow falling of the water
aided by the low temperature, made the
situation a gloomy one. Many business
men were compelled to use boats to seek
provisions and fuel. Even the governor
was forced to use a boat to go from the
executive mansion to the state bouse
The loss to the timber men up Elk river
will be heavy.
Lexington, Ky., March 7. Almost
unprecedented losses followed the break
ing of booms from high water in the
Kentucky river. It is estimated that
I. 000,000 worth of logs have been lost
'n this way at Jackson, Beattyville,
Valley View and other points.
Cincinnati," March 7w Notwithstand
ing the low temperature and high winds
ot last night, the Ohio river continues
tsadily rising. A considerable portion
of Newport is flooded.
On the Contrary the Presidcut Proposes
. to Muster Out as Rapidly as
Chicaho, March 7. A special to the
Titiie-Ierltl (r(,, Wachingion says:
Pretident MeKlnley has decided not to
vail himself of the authority granted by
the compromise bill to organize a pro
visional army of 35,000 volunteer.
After consulting with olliclale of the
f department, the president has de
eded that m view of the present favor
I'le outlook in Cuba and the prospect
oi the complete suppression of the
Philippine insurrection at an early day,
it win not be necessary, after the present
volunteer forces have been mustered out,
to have more than the 65,000 men allow
ed for the resular arm nniil Jnl i lQfii
It is also his purpose to expedite the
iue witnarawai ot volunteers from Cuba
and the Philippines as rapidly as possible
maa muster trfein out oi the service. All
volunteers are to bo brought hnmn n
soon as enough regulars can be sent out
to taxe tneir places.
The president will
under the law to appoint volunteer staff
omcers in sufficient number for the 65,
000 regulars. If subsequent developments
show the necessity for more men tbe
president will then exercise his power to
enust an or part of the 35,000.
His Elevation Has Been Decided on and
Will Take Place on January
. New York, March 7. Kipling's con
dition continues to improve.
- Kipling, it is reported, will be ele
vated to the peerage January 1, i:00
Dr. Neil McPatten, of Edinburg, Scot
land, who is staying. at the Windsor
hotel, says he has received the news
from Sir Walter Besant. He adds that
the report is common gossip in literary
circles of London.
The Damage to Wheat.
Milton, Or., March 6. Recent in
yeetigation of wheat fields in the east
end of Umatilla county showed that the
damage by freezing is much lees than
was first thought. Very little grain was
injured by frost along the foothills of
the Blue mountains, where tbe enow
laid deep enough to protect it, but in
the lower parts of the valley consider
able re-seeding will have to be done
Conservative estimates place the amount
destroyed, however, at considerably less
than ten per cent of the total area of fall
sown grain.
How to Pravant fnsainonla.
You are perhaps aware that pneu
monia always results from a cold or from
an att.ick of La Grippe. During tbe
epidemic of La Grippe a few years ago
when so many cases resulted in pnen
monla, it was observed that the attack
was never followed by that disease when
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy was used.
It counteracts any tendency of a cold or
La Grippj to result in that dangerous
disease. It is the best remedv in the
world for bad colds and La Grippe
Every bottle warranted. For sale by
Blakeley Houghton, druggists.
Danger Point Reached.
Louisville, Ky., March 7. The Ohio
river is rising here at the rate of two
inches an hour, and reports from above
are that all tributaries are pouring un
diminished volumes of water into it
The danger point has been reached here
and houses on the levee have been
entered by the water. All the streams
ia the state are swelling and most of
thera are bevond their banks. Great
damage Is being dono to crops and farm
Dyea Asks to Be Made a British Port
Victoria, B. C, March 7. A petition
addressed to the British high cora
missioner has been circulated and large
ly signed In the little town of Dyea,
Alaska, asking that the commissioners
accept the town from the Americans, as
proposed in dispatches from Washington
some time ago, and make it a British
port. The idea is to get the trade of the
Klondike and Atlin districts, which are
In British territory.
Strike In White Pass.
Skaowav, March 2. tVia Victoria, B,
C March 7.) Seven hundred of the
1400 employes on construction of the
White Pass A Yukon railroad are out on
a strike as a result o! a reduction in
wages from 33 to 30 cents an hour, and
an increase of work to ten hours a day.
After the men struck, all the others
were laid off for a few rtav.
Not one child dies where ten formerly
died from croup. People have learned
thevalne of One Minute Cough Cure
and use It for every lung and throat
liouhle. Il'mrnediately stops coughing.
It never fails. Snlpes-Kinersly Drug Co.
recovery, by purchasing of us a bottle of
Dr. King's New Disovery for Consump
tion, and was so much relieved on taking
first doce, that she slept all night; and
with two bottles, has been absolutely
cured. Her name Is Mrs. Luther l.utz."
Thus writes W. C. Hamnli k A Co., of
Shelby, N. C. Trial bottles free at
Blakeley A Houghton's Drug Store.
Regular size 00a and 1.00. Every
bottle guaranteed.
iilcl It lie Mrastans Tfa Drive lie
Enemy Frnm Tteir Position.
Tbat tbe Loss Was Not Greater Was
Due Solely to the Bad Markesman
ship of the Filipinos, as Their Fire
Was Heavy.
New York, March 7. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila savs : After the
insurgents had been driven off last night
from in front of Mariquina they came
back 500 strong and cut off a company
of the Nebraska volunteers.
This morning General Hale sent out
three companies of the Nebraska regi
ment and two companies of the Second
Oregon to dislodge them. Tbe enemy
who were holding a strong position
among the rocks, fired several volleys at
the advancing Americans, but the latter
by a flank movement, drove the Filipinos
over tbe hills.
No sooner was this fight well under
way than the insurgents to tbe south of
the water works, knowing that the forces
there had been weakened by sending
troops to Mariquina, attacked the water
works in the rear. Their object was to
cutoff the pumping station, but they did
not succeed. Their fire was heavy and
our small loss was due solely to the bad
marksmanship of the Filipinos. The
enemy's dead numbered twenty. Returns
now in show five Americans wounded
The insurgents are placing guns In
position at various points.
The opinion of all the prominent men
in Manila is that the military force of
the insurgent anarchy must be broken
before a stable government can be
established In tbe islands.
250 MEN
Heat Is Intense, and Both Americans
and Rebels Are Spending the
Time in tbe Shade Wherever Pos
New York, March 8. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila says : General
Hale determined this morning to clear
away the enemy from the front of the
right of bis wing. Tbe gunboat La Guria
de Bay, under Major Grant, began shell
ing the enemy's position.
Two companies of the Twentieth in
fantry and three companies of the First
Nebraska, under Colonel Statenbarg,
swung in from the road to the water
works, driving the rebels toward tbe
Pasig river.
The First Wyoming advanced directly
on the insurgent position in iruni.
Meanwhile the La Guna de Bay pound-
e l the foe from the river.
Thus attacked on three sides, the in
surgenls were driven back. Captain J
D. O'Brien, of the First Wyoming, was
shot in the right wrist, and Major Shell,
of the bureau of information ws slight-
y wounded. Complete-reports of the
wounded are not yet in.
General Hale estimates tbe enemy's
os at 250.
At the time of sending this dispatch,
the Wyoming troopa occupied an ad
vanced position.
The insurgents opened fire across the
river from (iuadaloupe, killing Private
,oveioy, of Company C. First Washing
ton, and wounding two others.
The insurgents have been concentrat-
ng to the east ot me city, ani win
probably try an attack from that side.
Their principal object is to cut off the
water supply of Manila. The American
positions are strong, and their attempt
will be futile.
The insurgents losses have been severe
the last few dav.
The Madrid, authorities have offered
Agulualdo a ransom of $1000 for each
officer, 100 each for the privates, and
(50 for each civil servant. They have
not offered to ransom the priests.
Heat Cootinues Intense.
Manila, March 8, 3 p. m. The tem
peratore today at 3 p. m. was 87 degrees
but the cloudy air was like steam ami
the troop were greatly inc mvenienced
on the line, In spite of the temporary
shade afforded by matting and bamboos
wherever possible. Theie are fewer
prostrations, however. Our troop to
day are not compelled to remain in the
open country as much as yesterday,
when they were engaged In clearing the
jungle. The rebel seldom appear In
the open, except in the cool of the morn
ing and in the evening.
many Indians : .
are SICK
Unusual Suffering at Rock Creek An
Old Chief Dead.
Goldendai.e, Wash., March 7. Dr.
Bill, an Indian medicine-man of the
Tumwater tribe of Kllckitats, visited
Goldendale yesterday on his return from
tbe tribe's winter quarters on Rock
creek, east of tbe city. He reports that
the Rock creek Indians have suffered
more sickness this winter than ever be
fore in their history, and that the advent
of civilizition has carried in its train
scores of epidemics unknown to the red
man of previous years. Two of special
mention are the mumps and scarlet
fever. Chief Yuc-a-lat, a peer of Chief
Cani-poo, was burled last Friday on
Rock Creek, having died after a few
days' illness with pneumonia. From
Dr. Bill's report, it seems the late chief
resorted to the old custom of the Indian
sweathouse and a plunge into Rock
creek' waters, which are ice told at
thi time of year. The semi-civilized
doctor admits that as to the ills the
white man has bronght thera he is very
ignorant, and feels that an unaccount
able burden is now falling heavily upon
his people, that has doomed them to
death. Chief Yuc-a-lat was over 70
years of age, and in his time had been
a great warrior. One time he was the
owner of many ponies, which with In
dians as well as white men in former
times denoted much wealth. Dr. Bill
further states that tbe fifty families of
Indians that have wintered about Tum
water or Celilo falls have experienced
good health all winter, and he believes
it is from the fact there is no near-by
white settlement to expose them to the
nsnal winter contagions, which have
been more lrequent thi winter than
Italian Minister at Peking Reports as
An Insult tbe Manner in Which
a Coaling Station Was Refused.
Peking, March 8. The Italian min
ister reports as an insult the manner in
hich the Chinese foreign office ha
treated Italy' demand for a coaling sta
tion at San Mini bay, and a rupture of
diplomatic relation between Italy and
China as probable.
It is believed Russia has reiterated
her protest against the British railroad
loan, in order to make the contract
ground for complaint against the Chinese
and thus seek compensation, territorial
or otherwise.
China Must Stand By Her Contract.
Pikino, March 8. Sir Claud McDon
ald, the British minister, has informed
the Chinese foreign office that any at
tempt to repudiate the railway contract
will be regarded as a breach of faith
meriting retributive measures. At the
same time, the minister recalled Lord
Salisbury' assurances of support for
China if any other power attempted to
force her to repudiate her contract.
Bad Fire at Dyea.
Skauwat, Marth 2. (Via Victoria, B,
C, March 7.) Fire In Dyea last night
lestroyed the Palace and Northern
hotels, Chilcoot tram stables, Senate
saloon and courthouse. Loss, f 12,000.
Makes the food more
Ovn BAttrWQ
EeMs in Central China
Defeat In-
tsrial Troops.
Victorious Insurgents Capture Four
Towus and Massacre the Inhabit
ants Fear of a Famine Is Felt.
Victoria, B. C March 8. Detail of
insurrection in the central provinces of
China, received by theEmprees of India,
state tbat the rebel, force and the
imperial troops met In a pitched battle
on January 23, and the later was defeat
ed with great slaughter. Hundreds were
killed and their bodies, after having been
mutilated, were thrown Into the river,
nntil according to a correspondent of
the China Mail, the stream was like a
lOg-junmed creek.
After the defeat of the imperial troops,
the victorious rebels swept on to tbe
cities of Kuyang and Meng-Sheng, which
they 'took after a short siege. As toon as
they passed the walls they massacred
men, women and children, and perform
ed all manner of revolting cruelties.
They then burned the captured towns.
After these successes tbe rebels push
ed on to Shacbou and Kauchon. The
gates oi tbe former city were opened by
sympathizers within, and the horror
witnessed at the first two captures were
re -enacted.
Kanchon held out for soma time. At
length Niu and his follower gained an
entrance to begin their slaughter. As
reyenge for his having held the city
against the rebels tbe garrison was
butchered with savage cruelty. It is
said 200 men, women and children fell in
the struggle attending the capture of the
It is feared a great famine will follow
the insurrection, for so terrified are the
natives that the crops have all been left
standing and will not be harvested.
Wrangle's Citizens Will Petition the
Joint High Commission to Cede the
Town to Canada,
Seattle, Wash., March 9. The citi
zens of Foit Wrangle, Alaska, are said
by late arrivals from the North to be
drawing up a petition asking the joint
high commission to eeda their town to
Canada. This is one of the oldest settle
ments in Alaska. The people desire tc
be the center of Canadian travel to the
mines of the interior, and think a
change of flags would help their busi
ness chances.
The only excuse they offer for their
desire to get from under the American
flag is that the principles and laws for
which that flag stands are not in effect
in Alaska. They claim that the terri
tory has been abused and neglected,
and that the present laws are unfit to
live under.
Wrangle is the starting point for the
InteVior by the Stickeen or all-Canadian
trail. It proved a dismal failure last
year, and the Canadian government has
about given up hopes of getting to the
interior that way. It is doubtful if
Canada would accept Wrangle as the
British entrance. Wrangle is one of
delicious and wholesome
row CO.. irw votw
the oldest settlements in Alaska and has
about 500 population.
Robbed Her and Then Tried to Make
Her Drink Poison.
Tacoma, March 8. Two unknown men
entered the house of J. B. W. JohnBton,
in the heart of the residence portion of
tbe city, in broad daylight, today, while
the family was away, and attacked
Myrtle Fulmer, a 15-year-old adopted
daughter. They said they wauted to get
the money they understood to be in the)
house, and commanded the girl to pro
duce it. She refused, and they ap
proached her. She struck one in the eye
with a stick of wood and knocked a falee
mnstache from tbe lip of another. The
ruffians then put a revolver to her bead
and made her gi about the house with
them while they collected the jewelry
which had been left in the drawers. The
girl was so frightened she gave them $$
of her own money. This they put in a
purse, and then turned upon the young
girl. They attempted to make her drink
a cup of carbollcacid, but she knocked it
from their hands. They then chloro
formed her, tied a towel about her mouth
and fled. They tailed to take the puree
of valuable, leaving it behind the door.
The girl did not come to until two
hours after she waa chloroformed. She
is uninjured.
Telegraph to the Klondike.
Ottawa, Ont., March 8. The govern
ment hasdtcided to construct a telegraph
line to the Klondike country. The plan
is to build a line between Lake Bennett
and Dawson City at once. At the same
time surveyors will leave to examine the
country northward from Quesnelle.B. C,
which is the terminus of the present
government system, and see how to
con nect with tbe line to Dawson.
The government will retain the line
in its own possession, having decided it
is too valuable and too important from a
standpoint of the national safety to be
allowed to go into other hands.
Princess Kaiulani Probably Dead.
Honolulu, March 1, via San Francisco,
March 8. Princess Kaiulani is on her
death bed. She cannot survive another
24 hour. Rheumatism of the heart ia
the cause of her illness.
Kaiulani is the daughter of the Princess
Likelike. A. 8. Cleghorn, a Scotchman,
was ber father. He is now living in
Honolulu. She was born October 16,
1S75. After tbe death of Kalakaua,
when Liliuokalana ascended the throne,
Kaiulani was declared beir to the throne
of Hawaii.
Li Urtpp 8ucofully Treated.
"I have just recovered from the sec
ond attack of La Grippe this year," says
Mr. Jas. A. Jones, publisher of the
Leader, Mexia, Texas. "In the latter
case I nsed Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy, and I think with considerable suc
cess, only being in bed a little over two
days against ten days for the former at
tack. The second attack I am satisfied
would have been equally as bad as the
first but for the use of this emedy as 1
had to go to bed in about six hour after
being 'struck' with it, while in the first
case I was able to attend to business
about two days before getting 'down,' "
For sale by Blakeley & Houghton.
No Christian Science There.
GiTHKiR, O. T., March 8. Both
houses of the legislature have passed a
bill prohibiting the practice of Christian
science In Oklahoma. The governor, it
is aaid, will aiuu the bill.
Mr. Botkin Wants a Divorce.
Sas Francisco, March 8. Welcome
A. Botkin, husband of Cordelia Botkin,
convicted of the murder of Mrs. John R.
Dunning, of Dver, Del., today applied
for a divorce on I he ground that his wife
had been convicted of a felony.
L. M. Haywaid Elected Senator.
Linci.x, Neb., March 8. In j tint
session today L. M. Hayward was elect
ed United States senator to succeed
William V. Allen. He received "4 votes,
the solid Republican membership, with
the exception of one absent. Alien re
chived 58, the full fusion strength.