If Ha Mi M 1 I II a VOL. IX THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY. OREGON, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 15, 1899. NO. 24 SCENES OF RUIN -; -ON EVER V HAND Mi las Ttrrilly Wrecfcei tj Rebel liecciiarics. ARRIVAL OF THE ST. PAUL Miller's Artillery Found in Action and v His Troops Advancing Into the Jungle t Prevent an Attack on the Town.. New Yokk, Maich 10. A dispatch to the Herald from Baacolood, island of Negros, under date of March 1, says: After a pleasant voyage, the St. Paul, carrying the deputation from Negro, Colonel Jatuei F. Smith, the first Amer ican governor, and the first batallion of the California regiment, Majir Simee commanding, arrived-at Iloilo on March 3. As the vessel entered the harbor at midday it found the artillery in action and General Miller's command ttdvunc ing into the cocoanat plantations at the right of the line. ' General Miller, fearing an organized and strong attack upon the town, had requested assistance from the Boston In landing. Captain White was unable to accede to this request owing to the fact I tut a portion of the crew was at Cebu It was at first expected that the Cali forniam would land and assist General Miller's forces, but on landing the Her ald correspondent met General Miller returning from the front and learned that it was only a false alarm. Iloilo ws terribly wrecked by the in argent incendiaries and presents i scene of havoc and desolation. Magnlfi cent residences and great warehouses were totally wrecked. General Miller and his staff are con fident they can hold the town. The in surgent strength is not definitely known, tut it is believed that there are 2000 men arm?d with firearms and 2003 arm ed with bolas. They follow similar tac tics to those at Manila, dropping irri tating shots into the American lines throughout the night, but never appear Ing in sufficient strength to justify a resolute forward movement. Few casu allies are reported. The St. Paul proceeded to Baacolood, and arrived at noon today. The Ameri cans found a native guard of honor drawn np on the beach. The inhabi tants were amicably disposed. The American flag was already flying from an unfinished convent. Coining oo the Scandia. ' Manila, March 10. 5 p. m. The re mains of Colonel VV. B. Smith, Major t. McConvllle, Captain David 8. Elliott nd Second Lieutenant Eugene French, who were killed in action, were shipped home today by the United States trans Port ScHndia, with military honors, the Second Oregon volunteers furnishing the scort through the city. A battalion of the Twenty-second infantry .has rein forced General Wheaton's brigade. MILITARY RULE GIVES WAY Administration Contemplating Certain Changes Calculated to Promote Harmony Cabinet to be Composed of Citizens. WAMIINflTiil Marnli 10. Th ailml '"tration is contemplating a change in i 'me leaituM of the government of cha. It is probable that the military J'Vernment will, to a certain extent, be 'placed ly a civil government. The head of the government must, of course, ""lain military, but the plan In con templation is to have civil officers lii '"""( military men in the cabinet nd subordinate positions. v is believed that exptrts in different lines, tuch as finance ami revenue ami the management of the general business of theisland and of the different wunict pannes will get along more smoothly inan toe armv officers. It is not known whether the contem plated change has reached a point further than discussion in the war de partment and with the president, but its advantages Lave been pointed out and the authority of government to establish such a civil government under control of the military government has been deter mined. DANGER OF . ARMED COLLISION Americans Threaten to Expel by Force Canadians Who are Encroaching on American Territory An Appeal ; to London. Chicago. March 10 A special to the Times-Herald from Washington says : There is grave danger of an armed collision between the American and Canadian miners in the Porcupine creek region, over the Alaskan boundary question. ' Despite the fact that the location of the boundary has been determined be yond any reasonable doubt, the Cana dians have encroached six miles or more on the American side, where they claim the right to stake claims und search for gold and deny the same right to the Americans. ' -The Americans have threatened to ex- pel the Canadians bv force, and it is feared that a conflict may be brought on. The situation is so serious that upon information contained in a letter from Governor Brady, of Alaska, to the sec retary of the interior, the secretary of state has called the attention of the British government to the actions of the Canadians and has aBked to have them recalled to their own territory. Money For Cubans. New York, March 11. The United States transport Meade sailed today for Havana. She has on board $3,000,000 provided by the United States govern ment to pay Cuban troops. Much interest is centered in the re moval of the treasure from the sub treasury. A large crowd watched the proceedings. Captain Littel, of the quartermasters department, had charge bf the detachments of soldiers. There were about fifty men, each with a Krag Jorgensen rifle and a full belt of cart ridges. They formed in line at the treasury building, and the boxes and safes of coin were passed out between them. The money was put on trucks, and eight men got on each truck to guard the treasure en route to the stealer. Kipling Wants Josephine. New Yobk, March 10. The Tribune says: tor two days Mr. Kipling nas made repeated inquiries for bis children. He asks the nurse and Dr. Dunham when be may see them, and is particu larly anxious to tee Josephine, the little one who died. His nurse finds it very difficult to invent tome new excuse to gain time. .The father seems to have some inkling that something is wrong, and his continually repeated requests for Josephine are most pathetic Of course the news will not be told him until he has recovered, if it is possible to keep him in ignorance ot his great loss. Children Attacked by Rats. Boston, March 11. Sewer rats at tacked two children in a hone in Dor chester and inflicted probably fatal wounds. Mis. Woodward left her two children, Elsie, aged 3 years, and Emma, aged 1 year, asleep in their bed while she went np to the grocery store. Re turning half an hour later.shw found them covered with blood, and examina tion showed parts of the face and limbs bad been partially eaten. Passenger Fell Overboard. San FnANCiHt o, March 11. The ship 8. N. Castle, which has arrivert irom Honolulu, brought tidings of the drown- ing of L. Lowmsn, a passenger, woo was making the trip for his health, and who accidentally fell overboard, Friday, March 3. His body was not recovered. He was about 40 years of age. and was from Cincinnati, though he had recent ly resided near Los Angeles. Til tha I'uhlli. We are authorised to guarantee every bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and if not satisfactory to refund the tikoney to the purchaser. There Is no better .medicine made for La Grippe, colds or whooylnii cough. Price 2 and 50 cents per bottle. Try if. Blakeley A Houghton, druggists. AMERICANS WILL TAKE AGGRESSIVE Active Campaip Against tne Filipinos Will Be Bepi, AMERICANS ABOUT TO ADVANCE The Second Oregon Made a Part of General Wheaton's Brigade, Sev . enteenth Regulars Releaved Them. Manila, March 1211 :30 a. m. In all probability the current week will see the beginning of an active campaign on a scale hitherto unknown in the Filipinos. For the last few days there has been un usual activity at headquarters, and there is every Indication of a complete reorgan ization of the entire corps, in the near future. ' f Since the arrival of tie American re inforcements several changes have been made, the most important being the ap pointment of a divisional brigade under General Wheat on, consisting of the Twentieth and Twenty-second regiments of infantry, eight companies of the Wash ington and seven companies of the Ore gon volunteers, three mounted troops of cavalry and a battalion of light artil lery. All the troops have disembarked. A battalion of the Fourth regular infantry is already on the firing line, assigned to General McArthur's division. The others have been held in reserve, and are en camped on the Luneta parade ground. A battalion of the Seventeenth regulars have been assigned tr protest guard, re lieving the Oregon volunteers. During a rainstorm which occurred be fore daylight this morning the rebels on the extreme left fired several volleys at the Americans, ' but without effect. Otherwise everything is quite. Manila, March 113:15 p. m. At daylight the rebels were caught enfilad ing the entrenchments at Cal,ocan, and were shelled by a battery. Desultory firing also took placeat San Pedro Macau. The United States cruiser Charleston has relieved the armed transport Buffalo off Paranaque. The last' batch of Spanish soldiers, numbering 885 men, excepting a few, who are in the hospital, were embarked on the transport Buenos Avers today. . WARRIOR RE- BUKED IN PUBLIC Money Sent From New York to Pay the Island Troops Who Fought for Independence. Havana, Cuba, March 11. The Cu ban militarv assembly, in public session this afternoon, impeached Genera Maximo Gomes and removed him from his co:nmand,as general-in-chief of the Cuban army, the first ballot result ing In twenty-six votes being cast in sup port of the motion to imptach and re move General Gomez, against four' in opposition. The original motion pro vided for the abolition of the grade of general-in-chief, but an amendment was offered to this by Senor Aguerro, which read : 'To abolish the grade of general-in-chief, and remove General Gomes, for failure in his military duties and diso bedience to the assombly." Much passion was evident In the spetches, in some of which Gomes was declared to have been delinquent in his duties and disoliedlent, because he had accepted the proposition of Robert P. Porter, President Mckinley's special emissary, without consulting the as sembly ; because he had taken upon himself arrangements for the payment and disarming of Cuban' troops, inde pendent of the assembly, and because be had declared to the assembly that he would observe its rulings in so far as he could see them beneficial to Cuba. The assembly then declared that $3, 000,000 is sufficient, and that it has not yet accepted the proposition. The dis cussion of this question will soon be taken np, now that General Gomes has been removed. , Not the Place for Officers' Families. Washington, March 11. The war de partment today issued the following eablegram from General Otis : "Manila is not the place for officers' families the great difficulty experienced in caring for those now here, and their safety, is one of the chief causes of anxiety' Officers' families should re 'main in the Uulled States." Under such conditions the secretary of war regrets that no more families of officers or enlisted men will be permitted to accompany the troops. The families of officers, for which quarters are legally provided, will be permitted to retain their quarters at posts from which the troops depart. '' TALMAGE RESIGNS HIS POSITION Will . Not Continue His Pastorate Washington. in Washington, March 9. Rev. Dr. T Dewitt Talmage, who for nearly four years bas been pastor of the First Pres byterian church of this city, today sent a letter to the session of that church, tendering his resignation. The explana tion made in the letter is as follows : "The increasing demands made upon me by religious journalism and con tinuous calls or more general work in the cities have of late years caused fre quent Interruptions of my pastorate work. It is not right that this condition of affairs should further continue." Reappointment Necessary. Washington, March 9. No action has been taken looking to appointing a postmaster at The Dalles since the ad journment of congress. This office will probably be filled by the president by recess appointment, in which event the present incumbent, J. A. Crossen, will be relieved. Until then he continoes in office. The appointment lies wholly with the president, and II. H. Riddell, whose name was sent to congress, having the backing of the entire delegation, will probably be named. To Celebrate the Fourth. Tacoma, March 9. The finest Fourth of July celebration ever given in the Northwest has been arranged for this, city this year, to be combined with the annual rose carnival, the celebration to last three days. President McKinley and Admiral Dewey have been invited to be present, the latter to be presented with a testimonial donated by the state for the flagship Olympia. Must Make Choice of Two Evils. Peking, March 11. The Italian min ister here, Signor Martine, addressed a note to the Chinese foreign office yester day evening, requested it to give back the Italian dispatch asking lor a con cession, and notifying the foreign office to accept the latter request as a demand, adding that he was willing to enter into friendly negotiations as to the details, but insisting upon an answer within fourdavs. The note was couched in courteous terms, but the Chinese regard it in the natnre of an ultimatum, to which they will probably yield. Congressman Greene, of Nebraska Dead. Omaha, March 11. Congressman W. L. Greene, of the sixth Nebraska district, died suddenly of heart lailure in the Bur lington station in this city at 7 o'clock. Mr. Greene arrived this morning from Washington, and spent the day with friends in the city. At 7:45 p. ro., he left his hotel for the train in company with three Iriends. On arriving at the depot he was found to be in an uncon scious condition, and was taken to the station, where he soon expired. To Kond Arlington. Aki.isotom, Or., March 11. The prop osition to bond the city was carried to day by an almost unanimous' vote. Onlv eight votes were cast in Uie negative. Anti-Christian Science Bill Vetoed. Gutiirir, O. T., March 9. The gov ernor vetoed the bill regulating the prac tice of medicine on Uie ground that it in terfered with religious liberty. The measure aimed at Christian Science. To Cur C'ald la One Day. Take Laxative Bromo tjuinirre. Tab lets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 2-ro, LB itOSCLUTELYttyRE Makes the food more delicious and wholesome OVl BAKf! K7Wfft CO. MFW YO. PASIG TAKEN IN A HOT BATTLE Filijiirios Wtthstana. lis Assault of Ite American Forces for an Hanr. OREGON AGAIN IN THE FRAY American Casualties Numbered But Six Wounded, While the Filipinos Lost Thirty Killed and Sixteen Pris oners. Manila, March 13.-11:55 a. m. At daylight today Brigadier-General Loyd Wheaton's divisional brigade, consisting of the Twentieth infantry, the Twenty Second infantry, eight companies of the Washington volunteers, seven compan ies of the Oregon volunteers, three troops of the Fourth cavalry and a mounted battery of the Sixth artillery, was drawn up on a ridge behind San Pedro Macati, a mile south of town. The advance was sounded at 6:30 a. m., the cavalry leading the column at a smart trot across the open to the right, eventually reaching a clump command ing the rear of Guadlupe. Supported by the Oregon volunteers, the advance opened a heavy fire on the rebels. The response was feeble and desultory, apparently cjming from few men in every covert. While the tight column was swinging toward the town of Pasig, the left advanced, pouring volleys into the bush. A small body of rebels made a de termined stand at Guadalupe church, but was unable to withstand the assault. At 7 :30 a river gunboat started toward Pasig. The rebels were first encountered ed by this vessel in the jungle near Gnadalupe. Steaming slowly the gun boat poured a terrific fire from her gat ling guns into the brush. For an honr the whirring of the rapid firing guns alternated with the booming of the heavier piecas on board. In the meantime Scott's battery ashore was shelling the trenches and driving the enemy back. The artillery then advanced to the ridge of bamboo and drove a few of the enemy's sharp shooters away with volleys from their carbines. The artillery then advanced and met willi no opposition. The infantry had been sent forward in extended order, the Washington regi ment resting on the bank of the river, each regiment deploying on reaching its station and furnishing its own support. Tire entire column wheeled toward the river, driving the enemy toward his supports and then advancing on Guada upe. . The artillery moved to a ridge commanding Pasig and Pateros. By this time the enemy was in full flight along a line over a mile, long, and the firing was discontinued temporarily, in order to give the troops a rest before making the attack on Pasig. The enemy's loss was believed to be severe, but only eight Americans were wounded at this stage of the engagement. It was rain ing heavily. Altera short rest, General Wbeaton resumed the attack on Pasig. Scott's battery, supported by two companies of the Twentieth regiment, advanced on Guadalupe by the road along the river bank, the remainder of the Twentieth regiment and the Twenty-second regi ment following with the reserve of Ore gon volunteers. At 11:30 a. m. the column came in contact with theenemv, and the gunboat steamed to the firing line and cleared the jungle on both sides w hile the battery took np a position on the bluff at the right. The first shot from the American field pieces at 1200 yards'range dislodged ed a gun of the enemy at Pasig. After the town had been shelled theTwentinth regiment lined npon the bluff and the Twenty-second took up a position on the left of the place, with the cavalry in the center, whereupon the enemy retreated to the town. The gunboat then moved into a bend opposite, and n hot fire on the rebel position was maintained along the whole American line until 2 :20 p. ni., when preparations were made for the attack. At 3 p. m. our gunboat started in pur suit of the enemy's armed tug, chasing her to the lake. At 3:30 p. m. a large body ot the enemy was discovered working around the right flank, and the Twentieth regi ment was moved to a commanding ridge. The rebels were met opposite Pateros, but bolted. Thirty of the rebels were killed, sixteen more taken prisoners, and the Americans lost six men wounded. The whole American line bivouacked at 5 o'clock. About 700 rebels were reported to be marching northward a few miles to the southwest. ASKS UNCLE SAM'S AID Determined Though Unofficial Effort to Secure Their Exercise Being Made, But With Little Success. New York, March 12. A dispatch to the Herald from Washington says: A determined though unofficial effort is being made to secure the exercise by the United States of its goad offices In bahalfof China. The matttr has not yet been brought officially to the atten tion of Secretary Hay, but it is under stood that be is awaro of the wishes of certain interested persons, and the ad vantage, from their point of view, which would accrue to this government in case of such action. It is untrue that an appeal bas been made to this government to make any representations to foreign governments to prevent them from seizing Chinese territory. What is desired is that this government shall, through its minister in Peking, inform the empress dowager of the dangerous position China occupies and having done this make a public declaration that tbe connnericial in terests of the United Sates make it nec essary that no further leases of Chinese coast territory be granted. It is extremely improbable, however, that the government will consent to take such action. How to Prerent Pneumonia. You are perhaps aware that pneu monia always results from a cold or from an attack of La Grippe. During the epidemic of La Grippe a Jew years ago when so many cases resulted in pneu monia, 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 Grippe to result in that dangerous disease. It is the best remedy in the world' for bad colus and La Grippe. Every bottle warranted. For sale by Blakeley & Houghton, druggists. President McKinley Going South. Washington, March 12. A number of the friends of President and Mrs. Mo Kinley were at the White House tonight to say good-bye to the chief executive and bis wife, who start on their trip South tomorrow evening. The affair was entirely an informal one. Among those present were all the members of the cabi net, except Postmaster-General Emory Smith and Secretary Hitchcock, Vice President and Mrs. Hobart, Mr. H. H. Kohlsaat, of Chicago, and several resi dents of Canton, O., now living in Wash ington. To Exterminate A Pest. MoNitoe, March 12. Destruction of tbe "digger" squirrel is contemplated by the farmers of Benton county. In the precincts iu the south end of the county a numerously signed petition to the county court is being circulated. The petition asks tbe Court to tlx a 4-cent scalp bounty ou the rodents, and the pro- spects of the ma! ter receiving favorable consideration ar J good.