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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1899.
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ADMIRAL SAMP- ,
Showiug in His Request to Withdraw
Hs Name From the List of Re
gards for Gallantry.
Washington, M-irch 13 By direction
of the president the order has been U
sued mastering out a large number of
staff officers of the volunteer army. The
officers named will relieve their aides
and order ihein to join their regiments,
Brigadier General McKibben will pro
ceed to Columbus barracks, Ohio, and
assume command of that post. Other
officers, exclusively of the volunteer
army, will proceed to their homes, while
those of the permanent establishment
will join their regiments.
It should be explained that the re
duction in the list of general officers
made by today's order is not sufficient
in itself to meet the demands of the
existing law. There must be a further
cut, In fact, tho list of major generals
and brigadier genera! remaining must
be reduced by ten altogether, in order
to brim the list down to nineteen, per
tnitted by the strength of the regulnr
army. In effecting this reduction it is
the intention to reduce some of the
major generals to the rank of brigadier
generals instead of mustering them out
of the service. Also in the case of some
of the brigadier generals yet to be drop
ped, it will doubtless be found that, in
stead of being mnstered out of the
United states service entirely, some of
the officers, who hold lower positions in
the regular army, will return to their
former regimental and staff places.
The major generals who retain their
volunteer commissions at present are
Wade, Shatter, Otis, Wilson, Fitzhugh
Lee, Wheeler, Bstte, Voung, Law ton,
Chaffee, Anderson, Macarthur, and Lud
low. The brigadier generals remaining
are Frank, Williston, Carpenter (L. II.)
Davis. Kchwan, Hall, Hasbrouch, San
ger, Kline, Gilroore, Ernest, Wheaton,
King, Grant, II. G. Otis, Andrews,
Hughes, Colby, Wood, Ewers, Over
hins, Reeves and Combs.
It is not contemplated to make any
more changes in the volunteer army
generals and staff officers at present.
Under the law the officers mustered out
today must be retined until the procla
mation of peace is issued, so most of the
discharges take the date of May 12.
Sampson is Unselfish.
Washington. March 13. Secretary
Long has received a letter from Kear
Admiral Sampson, In which the admir
I. after referring to the allegations that
the list of officers, recommended for pro
motion tor gallantry off Santiago, had
'ailed of confirmation, because it in
cluded his name, askid the secretary to
Immediately re-appoint these officers,
omitting his own name.
Secretary Long will not accept the
MKeition made by Kear Admiral Samp
"0 in his letter, and make recess ap
pointments of officers who bad failed of
"unformation at the last session of con
The matter will be allowed to
''imin just as it stands until the next
cngren meets, and then all of the
nominations will be sent in precisely as
they stood at the end of tha last session.
Ratification of the Peace Treaty.
Maiihid. March 1 I. Corrrspoiidnticla
ys I lie rahlnet has advised the queen
'"Kent, to ratify the treaty of peace with
United ute linm-diately without
awaiting the reaviihlinir nf the coites.
Uewey May Come Soon. ,
Wanihsoton, March 14. Admiral
""wey will be In Washington on May 20,
" 'he plans of a committee of prominent
ei'l'ens hpie do not fail. -An Imposing
""'gallon will tait upon the secretary
"'the navy and ask him to authorize the
admiral to accept an invitation form the
City of Washington daring the festival
to be held here daring the latter part of
Secretary Long will refer the request to
the president at Thomasville, and If be
gives it hi approval, Admiral Dewey
will no doubt accept and be herein time.
Rebel Avenue of Communication North
aud South Is Now Closed by a
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Manila, March 14.-6:30 p. no.
Brigadier-General Wheaton'e column
advanced today beyond Pani, to the
shore of Laguna de Bay, sweeping every
thing before it. The enemy made a
running fight and suffered severe Iobs.
The rebels' avenue of communication
north and south is now closed, the Amer
ican cordon stretching over a mile from
the river to the lake. The rebels are in
torce at Pateros and Taguig.
Two of yesterday's wounded. Private
Stewart, of the Twentieth infantry, aud
Private Munson, of Twenty-second
infantry, are dead.
Otis Reports the Results.
Washington, March 14. The follow
iog Ciblegram from Otis was received at
the war department today :
Manila, March 14. Until yesterday
the field operations here since the cap
tare of Calocan had been of a minor
nature, consisting of driving back small
bands o! insurgents with a considerable
loss to the latter.
Yesterday General Wheaton, with the
Twentieth and Twenty-second infantry,
Oregon and Washington troops, a section
of the Sixth artillery and a squadron of
the Fourth cavalry, attacked a large force
of the enemy, drove them back aud took
the line of the Pasig river, which he now
Two Improvised gunboats in the lake
have captured considerable property,
The insurgent loss was heavy. Our own
killed and wounded aggregates thirty
five, mostly slightly wounded. The in
surgents made no determined stand.
The Statement of Chief Naval Con
Washington, March 14. Rear Ad
miral Hickborn. chief naval constructor,
in bis statement of work accomplished
on the vetsels now building for the navy,
bows that there are now actually under
construction, or already contracted for,
fifty-one vessels of various types, rang
ing from battleships to torpedo boats.
The Maine. Missouri and Ohio had not
boen started on the date of the report.
The sheathed crniser A'bany, purchased
in England on the stocks, is advanced
MiMitv Der cent toward completion. Of
the loroedo boats, the Dahlgren, at
Bath, Me., stands ninety-four percent,
nd the Fox. Wolff A Zwicker's com
pleted ; the Craven at Bath, at ninety
per cant, and the others range all tee
way down to cothing.
The submarine boat Plunger stands
at eighty-five per cent, and two tugs,
lie Pennacook and the Watncket, at
New York and Mare islaud, respective
ly at tilnetj-five per cent.
The Population Growing.
Hood Rivsk, Or., March 13. Work
on Davidson' sawmill continues.
Nineteen men have arrived from La
Crone, and twenty more will com this
week. Their families will follow as soon
as bouses c tn be secured to ai commodate
Pope is 111. Again.
London, March 14. A special dispatch
from Rome announces that the pope hs
suffers! tenewal of fainting fits, but it
Is addel that bis physicians do not
regard his condition aa serlnui.
II folt tli BurKfin.
All doctors told Renick Hamilton, of
Wesi Jrflnrson, O., after suffering 18
months from Rectaf Fistula, lie would
die unlesi a roHlly operation was per
formed j but he cured himself with live
boxes of Bnrklen'e Arnica Salve, the
surest Pile cure on Earth, anil the best
Salve In the World. 2) cents a box. Sold
by Blakeley A Houghton Druggists. 4
FILIPINOS SUFFER .
A BAD DEFEAT
Tbree Ttonsani Morei Down on the
Towns and Were Drivea Out.
Four Hundred Rebel Prisoners Were
Taken, of Whom the Washington
Regiment Captured Three Hun
dred and Fifty.
Washington, March 15. The follow
ing dispatch from General Otis has been
received: 4 '
"Manila, March 15.Three thousand
insurgents moved down last night to the
towns of Pasig and Pateros on the shore
of Lagnna de Bay, fronting Wheaton's
troops on the' Pasig river line. By heavy
bghting Wheaton baa. dislodged and
driven them hack, taking 400 prisoners
and inflicting heavy losses in killed and
wounded. He reports his losses only
moderate. He now i occupies these
towns with sufficient force to hold
them. s Otis."
Manila, March. lo, 4:45 p. id. Gen
eral When ton, commanding the United
States flying column, attacked and de-
feated a force of 2000 Filipinos at Pasig
this afternoon, inflicting heavy lots up
on them. The Americans captured 350
Filipinos. Many bodies of rebels killed
in the engagement are floating down
the river. Tue American loss was
6:55 p. m. Private Fornoff, of the
Twentieth infantry was killed today.
Private Newniau of the Twentieth
infantry and Privates Carroll, Marshall,
Coombs and Rogers, of the Twenty
Second infantry were wounded.
About 350 Filipinos surrendered at
tbe town of Taguig to the Washington
volunteers, and 175 Filipinos were
captured at Paeig by the Twentieth in
fantry. Our troops found 100 dead
Filipinos and 100 new graves near Pasig.
The prisoners were unarmed, and there
fore it is presumed they executed their
threats of throwing their arms into the
London, March 16. The Evening
News this afternoon publishes tbe fol
lowing from Manila: General Wheaton
has completely routed the Filipinos, and
has occupied PaBig.Taguim and Pateros.
Several hundred of theenemy were killed
and as many were captured. General
Otis says this the greatest victory since
February 5th. The Americans will now
press toward Aguinaldo's headquarters.
Among the casuality list are found the
following names :
Second Oregon Company B, Private
Walter Ervin, foot (moderate).
First Washington Company E, Pri
vate Van Buskirk, killed.
Second Oregon Wounded Company
D, Private Alfred O. Carden, chest
(severe); Company F, W. D. B. Dodson,
slightly J Company E, Charles J. Olson,
There Will Not Be a Wether for Sale
Gomjendale, Marco 14. "Jack" L?s,
tvnical sheepherder, who lias been a
trnsty shepheider over Klickitat flocks
for nearly twenty yeais arrived in Golden
dale last evening from the Horse
Heaven ranges. The veteran sheep
herder says there will not be a wether
for sale this year from Klickitat flocks,
east of Rock rreek. He says that the
buyers gathered in all the marketable
wethers in that section last fall. He
says sheep went through the wintefain
good shape, but the feeding period was
longer than he ever knew In Klickitat.
The 2000 bead under bis care were given
daily about two tons of rye bay with a
haif-'.on of barley. The older sheep
were given tbe most attention as to the
grain feed. And it was only op to last
week he killed on an average of one
coyote a day. Further he says it is one
of the most aggravating scenes he ever
witnessed to see a number of covotes
skulking about watching a band of
starving horses, and the iuetaut one
would get down and could not get up, a
coyote would quickly have the helpleta
animal's blood flowing from the jnguhir
vein, and in a few hours the dead animal
would be utterly devoured. The old
herder has great feeling for the p r,
Btarving horses, and says he dispatched
a number of the devils that were pursu
ing tbe horses.
Louis Nobel Tells pf Conditions at the
Lakes Beyond Skagway.
Oregon City, March 13. Liuia Nobel
returned last night from the lakes beyond
Skagway, in . Alaska, where he was
cariyingona freighting business. The
recent extreme cold weather, with tl e
thermometor fifty degrees below zero,
and the unsettled conditions caused by
the strict enforcement of the Canadian
alien mining laws in tbe Atlin district,
and the railroad strike on the line being
constructed from Skagway to the lakes,
caused him to return home for awhile.
Mr. Nobel stated that the alien laws are
strictly enforced in the Atlin district,
and none but Canadians are permitted
to work there. He also states that
business is is au unsettled condition in
that part of Alaska on account of 1500
railroad laborers quilting work when a
cut in wages was announced on March 1
The men were working during the
extreme cold weather, suffering frozen
extremities, etc., - for thirty-five cents
per ho ir.
Tension is Severe.
Havana, March 15. The report of
the resignation ot Civil Governor Mora
is untrue. A certain nervous tension
and uneasy restlessness, especially
during the evening, is noticeable in the
vicinity of Central Park, where they con
gregate and talk politics. The police do
not allow groups to assemble, and are
dispersing them. Another Gomez mani
festation has been planned for this
afternoon, and it is said that the Cuban
officers will organic a manifestation in
favor of the Cuban military assembly,
wnicb, if it takes place, will probably
lead to a clash between the opposing
factions. In fact, some people declare
such a conflict cannot be avoided.
General Gomez conferred with General
Brooke from about coon today.
The Junta Patriotica dissolved, pass
ing resolutions of adherence to Gomez.
Drought is Broken.
San Fbancihco, March 15. The
drouth which has threatened the loss of
millions of dollars to the state has been
broken by a rain storm which promises
to continue for several days. Nearly
an iuch has already been distributed
over the Sacramento valley. Reports
show that both grain and fruit crops are
in excellent condition throughout the
Only a trace of rain has fallen in the
southern coast counties but there, as
elsewhere, Indications point to a big
rain storm, where it is needed more than
in any other part of tbe state.
San Francisco, March 15. It baa been
raining here steadily for the past 24
hours, and the storm has become gen
eral throughout the state.
That Throbbing Headache
Would quicklv leave you, if you need
Dr. King's New Lifa Pills. Thousands
of sufferers have proved their matchless
merit for shk and nervous headaches.
They make pure blood and strong nerves
aad build up your health. Easy to take
Try them. Only 25 cents. Money back
if not cared. Sold by BUkeley A
Houghton, uruggints. O
Bow la frcTu I'n-amonla.
You are perhaps aware that pneu
monia always results from a cold or from
an attack of L Grippe. During the
epidemic of La Grippe a few years ago
when so many cases resulted in pneu
monia, it was observed that the attack
was never followed by that disease when
Chamlierlain's Cough Remedy was used.
It counteracts any tendency of a cold or
La Grippe to remilt in that dangerous
disease. - It Is the best remedy In the
world for bad colas and La Grippe.
Every bottle warranted. For sale by
Blakeley A Houghton, druggists.
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Brasi; lisirncM li Treat Willi Osaiez
' as BeprescnUiuE tne Cnnani.
Supporters of Gomez and the Assem
bly Have Each Arranged for Detn
onstrations to be Given and a
Clash Seems Unavoidable.
Chicago, March 15. A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington euvs:
Discretionary authority has been given
to Major-General Brooke, governor
general of Cuba, to dissolve the Cuban
assembly. From Die tone of General
Brooke's dispatches, officials expect that
he will immediately avail himself of the
authority Invested in him.
Such action will be t'r.e first inter
ference of the government of the United
States with tbe persons styling them
selves the representatives of tbe Cuban
people, and if it occurs it will berntirely
due to the illegal and unjustifiable acta
of those persons.
Furthermore, Gen. Brooke will recog
nize General Gomez as the represent
ative of the Cuban people until such
time as tbe national assembly ot Cuba
shall be organized. He will be consulted
on all points relative to tbe welfare of
Cuba, and General Brooke will continue
to show him the deference due his
position as the recognized leader of the
REBELS LOST A
' HUNDRED MEN
Americans Lost Two Men Killed and
Twelve Wounded Otis Reports a
Change for the Better in Condi
tions at Many of the Islands.
Manila, March 16. 5:55 p. m. The
first battalion of the Twentieth infantry
regiment has advanced from Pasig,
clearing the country to Cainti, a well
defended village of 700 inhabitants, five
miles northwest of the foothills.
The troops first encountered the rebel
outpost in the dense jungle on the bank
of the river. The enemy was dislodged
after half an hour's fighting. ' The
Americans advanced in splendid man
ner, under heavy fire, until they were
ready to volley the rebels from the
trenches. The latter had a great ad
vantage, and dropped a number of our
men. The American charged across
the rice fields, making four advances on
the enemy, who numbered 1000 men,
500 of whom w ere entrenched, and in
the face of a cross fire.
Our troops carried the town after four
hours ot fighting and burned tha out
skirts, the rebels firing from the win
dows and keeping np a running fire in
the streets. The Americans then with
drew to obtain more ammunition.
The rebels lost about 100 men and tbe
American loss was two killed and twelve
Washington, March 16. The follow
ing from Otis was received at the war
department today :
M.nila March 16 Reports from Ho
llo indicate an improvement and lesa
activity on the part ot the insurgents.
Reports from Negros are most encourag
ing. The inhabitants are enthusiastic.
Qiiet prevails throughout the island,
and Colonel Smith Is directing affair in
framing the internal government.
Cehu is quiet. Business is progressing:
qnder United States protection.
Reports from Samar and Leyte Indi
cite tbe desire of the Inhabitants for
United States troops. These islands)
will be occupied.
The insurgents' control Is confined to
Luzeu, and the occupation of the Pasig
river line with control ot Laguua da
Three in Twelve Hours in Eastern
Washington A Conductor Loses
. His Life.
Spokane, Mureh 15. Frank R. Pel
lett, a Great Northern freight conductor,
was killed early this morning at Adrian,
twenty miles west of Spokane. He was
on the caboose, into which a light loco
motive crashed. The caboose was crush
ed to pieces, and two cars were derailed.
Conductor Pellett leaves a widow ant
two children. The remains will b
shipped to Willmar, Minn.
In the twelve hours preceding this ac
cident two other wrecks occurred on tho
Great Northern. A west bound pas
senger train collided with a rotary near
the awitchback. Tbe baggage-car and
smoker telescoped, but nobody was tort.
Early Tuesday evening a freight train
crossing the switchback broke in two ,
and two cars were derailed.
Deafneaa Cannot Cnrxi.
by local applications, as they cannot
reach tho diseased portion of the ear;
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that ia bv constitutional remedies
Deafness is caused by an Inflamed coo
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube ia is
flamed you bave rumbling sound or
Imperfect hearing, and when it Is en
tirely closed, Deafness is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to its norma
condition, hearing will.be destroyed tor
ever; nine caws out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which ia nothing but an in
Earned condition of the mucous ear
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars; free.
F. J. Chunky A Co., Toledo, O.
0"Sold by Druggists, 75c. 6-10
Veteran Editor and Proprietor of the
Chicago Tribune Expired at San
Antonio, Tex., This Morning.
Chicago, March 16. Word was re
ceived here today from 8au Antonio,
Tex., that Joseph Medill, proprietor of
of the Chicago Tribune, died there early
(Joseph Medill was born in New
Brunswick, Canada, April 6, 1823. He
went to Ohio when a oy and worked on
his father's farm until he was 21 years
old. He afterwards studied law and be
gan practice at New Philadelphia. O. I ft
was owner of a free soil and whig news
paerin Cleveland, O. He Uiimht an
interest In the Chicago Tribune in lSo.
of winch ho became editor. In 1970 he
was a member of the Illinois constitu
tional convention. He was appointed ak
member of the first civil servlcrt com
mission by Prexideut Grant in the sams
year was elected mayor of Chicago.)
To get the beet dry fir and pine od
that the market afford lint' up 40.
Prompt delivery. The Dalles Lumber
ing Co. Jan27-2u