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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY. MARCH 25, 1899.
AT ILO 1L0
Attack" 01 lbs American Ontpts Pfccij
itates a Heayy Element
ONLY ONE AMER
Insurgent Losses Estimated at Two
Hundred Killed and Three Hun
dred Wounded Gallant American
New York, March 21 A dispatch t"
the Her.ild from Ho Ho, island of Panay,
tays: A battalion of the Eighteenth In
fantry, a platoon of the Sixth artillery
and the machine gun battery made a te
connoiseance in the direction of Mandur-
rioaoand Santa Barbira Thursday. While
they were returning the insurgents at
tacked the outposts on the right.
Although fatigued from marching In
the boiling sun for two hours, the entire
command proceeded to the assistance of
their comrades, the artillery pouring
Bhell and shrapnel upon the Insurgents,
who were strongly intrenched in large
numbers. Companies C, K and II, of
the Eighteenth, deployed to the right,
driving the insurer, ts back, and then,
wheeling to the left, made a junction
with companies B and I. A heavy en
Companies 15, C, M tn 1 I, of the Ten
nessee volunteers. Major Cheatham c iru
minding, arrived later and formed on
the left, and two more companies of the
Eighteenth marched from Ho Ilo to act
as support to the other troops.
The line advanced by rushes 3000 yards
under a hoi fire, pouring in deliberate
volleys upon the sneurgents' position,
the artillery making good practice.
By the time the' forces were within 300
yards of the enemy's final position dark
ness prevented the charge for when the
Tenneseee men and the companies of the
Eighteenth on the right had already
prepared by ilxing bayonets. The ad
vance upon Jaro was accomplished in
The engagement was brought on by
the enemy's persistant attacks upou the
outposts of Jaro Bridge.
Nothing could be gained by forcing
the enemy back, as it was impossible
with the limited number of troops to
hold the position.
The American troops were exhausted
by the fighting, and having to wade
knee-deep tbroniih the rice fields and
tugar cane. There were several cases
of prostration by the heat.
The only man killed was Private Louis
Biehl, of company B, Eighteenth In
fantry. Fifteeu wounded.
The leveritr of the engagement may
h judged by the fact that the Eighteenth
regiment alone fired 62,800 rounds. It
is estimated that the inturgents, with
their more than 2000 rifles, fired double
our total of ammunition.
Private Biehl brought In Daly,
wounded, and gave warning to hurry up
some ammunition, as roost of the men
were short. He then returned U the
fighting line and was struck in the chest.
He fell, spying:
"I'm dono for," and died in (en
It is impossible to tell accurately the
Insurgent losses, as the Americin troops
converged at a given point without trav
ersing the ground shot over, I at oi the
day after the battle one could see from
Jaro belfry the enemy carting away the
dead. The minimum estimate of their
Uses is twenty killed and 300 wounded.
Searching for Bodies.
Nkw You-, March 30. -A shift of
threa Imn Ire I men w rke I tonight in
the rains ot th Win Ur hotl search
lK for bodies. Two were found during
the day n:,r. fevnr.il person
hitherto renrt.'l hs iiiUhpj were found
to he ., ,,llVi .j-,, irw,Ilt r,Ht ol
"Doing numbers forty I , nr. This, how
'ver, takes into account hut a few of the
l hundreds servants of the house.
Suicide Near Walla Walla.
Wu.A Wai.i.a, Wash., March 21.
h""'"l Wilt,,,,, a young man about Ti
Vfrs of committed suicide last night
at his frnit firm five miles south of this
city, by iluotinu himself in the head.
vileon had been accueed of ruining
eeveial young girls in the neighborhood,
and though he always atserted his in
nocence, the charges weighed on his
mind. Last night on his way home
irom the city lie met a friend, who
charged him with intimacv ith Ma 13.
year-old daughter. Wilson proceeded on
nome, wrote a note to his friend saying
he was Innocent of the charge, and
hoped he would continue to be regarded
as a friend. Then he went ont on the
porch and shot himself. His parents
reside at Nevad t City, Mo.
Lose Their Heads and Jump From the
Window to the Pavement Below
Injured Doing Well.
Omaha, March 21. Comparatively
insignificant in material destruction,
but appalling in its harvest of death
and suffering, was a fire that partially
destroyed the Patterson block at Sev
enteenth and Douglas streets this after
noon. ' Two of its victims have died ;
one more is not expected to live, and
about twenty others are suffering from
broken limbs and burned and lacerated
The blaze started just after 3 o'clock
from a uaeoline stove explosion in a
room !n the rear of tho third floor of the
building and next tn the elevator shaft.
It was not discovered until it had spread
lo the adjoining apartments, and the
entire fljor was filled with smoke and
flames. About twenty members of the
women's lodge of Maccabees were at
tending a committee meeting in a wait
ing room in front of the middle of the
building, on the same floor.
They were uncontcious of danger until
the jinitor threw open the door and
told them to get out before the' flames
cut them off. The warning came too
lata. The fire swept through the door
and down the single stairway. Those
nearest the door fled through the blind
ing smoke and reached the street with
hands and faces burned and blistered.
The rest f iced tho solid wall of flame.
There was a fire escape at the south
front of the building, but not one of
them seems to have thought of it. They
rushed panic-stricken to the windows.
In anothor instant the spectators, at
tracted by the clouds of smoke, were
horrified to see one after another spring
from the open window and fall heavily
to the pavement. Moat cf them were
bleeding from severe cuts and bruises,
and all were burned until their torn and
blackened skins hung in threads. In a
few minutes all, except Miss Taylor, re
covered consciousness, and the physi
cians and nurses, hastily summoned,
did all that was possible to relieve their
Injured Doing Well.
Omaha. March 22. Most of the in
jured in yesterday's hie in the Patter
son block are progressing favorably.
There la a suspicion that the are may
have been of incendiary origin, as lev-
eral feople have informed the coroner
that two women were seen to hurriedly
emerge from the basement near the foot
of the elevator shaft a few moments be
fore the fire was discovtred.
Potatoes for San Francisco.
nr.. March 20. Representa
tives of San Fiancisco commission houses
have been scouring the country here
abouts In search of potatoes. Yesterday
they offcrad (jeorge Custer 68,!,,' cents per
bushel for his entire crop, f. o. b. care at
Kingston, sack furnished, luster sold
11 he had. About all tho surplus
potatoes raisid in this i-ction last year
were sold In the all ot 25 to 35 cents per
bushel, and thousands of bushel were
lost in the Fabiuiry frteza. It Ioks
now like holders of this product will
make rich strike.
China Refuses to Cede Sun Mun Bay,
Bomb, March 22, It is understoo i that
the Chinese minister has Informed the
Italian government that China has ah
Holutely refuse)l lo grant the demands ol
I inly lor concessions at San Mun bay.
Are grand, but skin eruptions rob lifo
of j.v. I'.'i.'k leu's Arnic.i Salve cures
them'; aln.i old, running and lever sore?,
Ulcer, Boils, Felons, Corns, Warts,
Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Seal. Is, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains. Best Pile euro on
earth. Drives out pans and aches.
Onlv 2:cts. hoi. t'"re P"""1!0"'
Kohl by Blakeley & Houghton, druggists.
Aiei Statesman Emired on the Paris
fMle En Route from Kingston.
Hot Weather of the Past Two Days In
the West Indies Hastened tbe
New Yore, March 21. A special from
Ciimanere, Cuba, lo the Evening Tele
gram, reports the death of John Sher
man on board the American line
It was realized last evening by these
in attendance upon Mr. Sherman that
the end was near. The hot weather of
the past two days had proved exceeding'
ly wearing on the patient, and doubt'
less hastened the end, although from
the time he was stricken it was realized
that he would not recover.
The Paris sailed from Kingston at 6
o'clock last evening with Mr. Sherman
and party on board, for Santiago de
Cuba, where the patient was to have
been transferred to tbe cruiser Chicago
and carried to the United States. It is
probably his body will be brought home
on the Chicago.
The passing of John Sherman removed
from the public stage about the last of
those towering figures whose public
lives, beginning with the civil war and
covering a period of the last forty years,
were interwoven with the great events
of that epoch. As his illustrious brother
William Teuumsch Shtrman, shared
with Grant and Sherdian the highest
place among the military heroes of the
nation, so, too, John Sherman stood in
civil life along with Seward, Sumuor,
Ei-art, Blaine, and that coterie o' in
tellectual giants of the war and recon
struction days. Always leader, twice
member of tbe cabinet, first as the
head of the treasury and then of state
affaire, three times a candidate for the
Republican nomination for the presi
dency, and for years one of the great
creative forces in congress, his came
was identified with the laws, the law
making and the political struggles which
engaged attention for almost half a
century. Few men had more on
tinuous public service in such a diver
sity of fields, and in all of them his
work was conspicuous.
Yesterday's Dispatch Announcing His
Demise on the Steamer Paris Was
John Sherman is not dead. The dis
patch received by the New York Evening
Telegram Tuesday and put on the wires
by the Assocaited Press, was erroneous.
Mr. Sherman is now reported Improving,
with fair chances for recovery.
Washington, March 22. Mrs. McCal-
hi in, daughter of Sherman, received a
teleiiraru from Mr. W tlberg, who is ac-
oomnanvlna the former secretary of state
on his tour of the West Indies, announc
ing Sherman's continued improvement.
The Chicago will probably arrive at
Santiago tonight, and if Sherman and
his friends are still of the same mind
they will take him on board and bring
Mrs. Sherman Is the ono person of the
senator's household w ho suffered neither
i ... ii.o drat nnciiiiiceineiit. or rei.uctd
IIUIll ......... ' s
over the second. She was not informed
of either. Mrs. Sherman has been quite
III from paralytic r.ttnek for several
months, and had never been informed
even ol the senator's s.'iious ilinfcj, for
fear of its eflVet upon her. It was Mt,
when the news uf his death came today,
that it would have to be broken to her,
but all hesitated to make the announce
ment. It was ultimately decided to
postpone the sad duty nntil tomorrow
She was thus saved the shock.
Already many telegrams of condol
ence and persona) calls of sympathy had
been received at the house.
How the Mistake Was Made.
Santiago dk Cfba, March 22. In
vestigation regarding the false report
sent out yesterday saying that John
Sherman was dead reveals thu facts in
the case. The chief signal officer here.
Captain Leigh, received the news from
the signal office at Guantanamo. The
men on duty at the latter oifiVe get the
story from the French cabl, snd having
no reason to doubt the correctness of the
statement, atones advised Captain Leigh
How the French companv made the
mistake is not stated.
Sherman continues to improve.
His Secretary Says He Will Withdraw
Boston, March 21. A Globe interview
with Ames L. Allen, secretary of
Speaker Thomas B. Reed, at Alfred,
Me., today cntained the statement that
"Mr. Reed will never again be a candi
date for the preeider.cy of the United
States." Mr. Allen further said : '
"It is Mr. Reed's disposition to with
draw from politics entirely. As to Mr,
Reed's antagonism in connection with
tho McKiniev administration, there is
absolutely nothing in it. With regard
to the war with Spain, Mr. Reed has
been no more conservative than was
President McKinley at the beginning.
As to the present war in tho Philippines
Mr. Reed is simply disgusted with it."
A Careless Engineer.
Seattle, Wash., March 21. A boiler
exploded in the basement of a combina
tion lodging house and saloon on the
corner of Washington and South Second
streets tonight, injuring six men. Three
are fatally injured. At 11 o'clock five of
the injured had been identified.
The boiler was located under the
sidewalk, and all the injured were pass
ing by when the explosion occurred.
Jacobs and Sallello were almost over the
the taller. They were thrown about
fifty feet in the air. Besidea having
their bones broken, they were severelv
cut by breaking glass. It is thought
the explosion was due to the careless
ness of the engineer, who allowed the
boiler to run dry.
Cannot Spare Volunteers.
Washington, March 21. The war de-'
partment has received the following:
Manila, March 21. Tne transports
Ohio and Senator left March 20. The
Grant starts March 25. She carries all
the sick and wounded it is necessary to
send home. The Sherman is expected
tonight. Cannot commence the ship
ment home of volunteers at present.
Hope to do so soon. Will ship addition
al battalion of Californias to Negros th s
The Pope's Condition.
Rome, March 21. The pope's physi
cian, Dr. Lapponi, and Professor Mas-
ztoui visited his holiness at 5 o'clock
ihis afternoon and found his general
health good and the seat of the recent
operation In excellent condition. While
conversing with them the pope ex
pressed deep grief at the false stories
circulated as to his health, especially
reports about a second operation, which
had so disturbed Catholics deeply in
terested in his welfare.
New York, March 20. Archibald
Clavering Guntur, the novelist, reported
last night as missing since the Windsor
hctel fire, escaped from the hotel un
injured. A. V. W. Van Vechten and
Mrs. A. C. Dumorf at, both of this city,
guests, also reported missing are safe.
lllxmarrk'a Iron rv ,
Was the result of his splendid health.
Indomitable will and tremendous energy
are not found where stomach, liver,
kin leys and bowels are out of order. If
you want these qualities and the success
they bring, use Dr. King's New Life
Pills. They develop every power of
brain and body. Only 25c at Blakeley
fc Houghton's drug store. 2
Beforn the discovery of One MintiU
Cough Cure, ministers wcte greatly i!i
t;irlvi by coughing congregations. No
excuse for it now. Snipes-Kincrsly
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ffonli Not Stand in toe Way
Generals of the line.
WAS IN THE
Number of Major Generals Were
Limited and All Were Needed in
New York. March 22 A dispatch to
the Tribune from Washington says: In
the forthcoming army register, the first
to be printed for more than a year, which
will be issued by the war department by
tbe end of this week, official corrobora
tion is given to the report that Brigadier-
General Corbln refused to accept a com
mission as major-general of volunteers,
which was tendered to him by the
president in recognition of his services
in the war with Spain.
From the new official register it
appears that such a commission was
made out for General Corbln August 31,
1898, and declined. This entry is notably
conspicuous in the register, bectuse in
the 300 pages of the volume, containing
the complete military records of all the
officers in the army, there are few similar
instances of an appointment by the
president having been followed by a
General Corbin, when asked why he
did not accept, Baid :
"The number of major-generals was
limited, and we needed everv one of them
in the field. I caulJ not stand in the
way of any man who was in the fighting
line. I wanted them to have their pro
motions first. My place was here. The
aw did not specifically provide that the
adjutant-general of the army, large as It
had grown to be, should be increased in
rank. It did permit an Increase of
major-generals in the line, and I
thought the officers of the line cuht to
have all the vacancies as long as we
On the Question of Disarmament It Will
Be Pointed Out That the U. S.
Military and Naval Department Is
Far Below What It Shi uld Be.
Nkw York, March 23. A dispatch to
tho Herald from Was Vn ton Fays:
Tnere Is reasou to beli"V4 that an im
portant proposition lo king to the
ettlement of international disputes by
arbitration will be advanced by the
American delegates at the coming dis
It is learned on Mali authority that
the i.redentials for and instructions to
the American ilele.ites are now being
prepired by Secretary Hay, and that
they will be ready for submission to
the president for his approval w hen be
returns to Washington from his South
ern trip. These Instructions will ho a
complete exposition of the position of
this government on the qmslion of dis
armament and arbitration.
So f.r as the proposition for a general
disarmament of the nations of the worhi
is concerned, it will be the duty of the
American delegates to explain and t0
show that the United States' nav.il and
military establishment is far below
what it should be, and besides that thia
government does not intend to hamper
in any way the Inventive faculty of tbe
people of this cjuntrv. Nor is it ex
pected that Great Britain will do 10.
In fact, the most important result which
the officials expect of the conference
will be the adoption of some plan for
the reference of disputes to general ar
bitration, and the United States will
have a plan of this character as well at
The administration is strongly in
favor of arbitration as the means for tho
ettlement of disputes among nations,
and while it appreciates that there are
number of controversies that cm only
be settled by war, it is still believed
that many questions which arise and
are causes of much friction may, bo ad
justed by arbitration.
The president is committol to inter
national arbitration by his inaugural
address aud bv subetqnent declarations,
but his administration has not at
tempted to negotiate arbitration treaties)
for one reason, because of the im
minence of war with Spain, and the oc
currence of the war. In view of the as
sembling of the conference at The
Hague, it is thought by the officials that
the time has come w hen the adminis
tr ition can put itself on record before
the world as favoring arbitration.
Ileafnefta Canuot b Cured.
by local applications, as they cannot
reach tbe diseased portion of the ear.
There Is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube is in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or
imperfect hearing, and when it la en
tirely closed. Deafness is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed for
ever; uiuecasis out of ten are caused
by catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous sur
faces. We will give One Hondred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars; free.
F. J. Cheney A Co.. Toledo, O.
jsSold by Druggists, 75c. 6-10
Hall's Family Pills are tho best.
Asylum's Oldest Inmate.
Salem, Or. , March 22. Jonn D. Shear
ar, one of the most interesting characters
at the asylum, died this afternoon, after
short illness. He was 06 years old.
He was one of the first inmates of the
Salem institution, having been moved
here when it was opened from the old
Hawthorne asylum in Portland, to which
lie was admitted trotn Lynn county in
18G3, when he was 00 years old. He did
l'ght work around tte building until a
short lime before his death.
blory oft Alnve.
Te be bound hand and foot for years
by the chains ot disease is the worst
form of slavery. Geo. D. Williams, of
Manchester, Mich., tells how such
slave was made free. Ha says: "My
wife has been so helpless for five years
that she could not tuin over in led
alone. After nsing two bottles of Elec
tric Bitters, she i wonderfully im
proved and able to do her oun work.'
This supreme remedy for female dis
eases quickly cures n rvou'ni'is, sleep
lessnes, melanc'io'y, headi cV, back
ache, fainting and ilii.y s ells. This
miracle working medicine is a godsend
to weak, sickly, run down people. Every
bottle guaranteed. Only 50 cents. Sold
by Blukeley and Houghton, druggists. 6
Hay for the Philippines.
Ei.i.KNSBCKd, Wash., March 22. Local
dealers aro now fi'.ling order f ir tevira)
hundred tons of prime timcthy lay,
which is to be shipped t M.uiiU from
Seattle on April Tho on tract was
awarded to Seattle parties, who anticipa
ting succeff, line! agents secure Kittitas
buy. A prime article is being supplied.
The price 1 not givtn on', but it not
f.ir from ?I0.
"Give mo a liver ri gultttur en I I ran
rejulute the world," raid a p ivih. Thu
clniifn'ft handed him a lii.ttV uf IMVitl's
Little Early KifHrs, the faun ih littlo
pills. Snipi's-Kinerhly D. tig C .