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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1899.
Ian Sjliicrs at Manila Iocagacitatel
li Bad Lipr.
MENACE IS A
Officers Give the Question Careful Con
sideration With a View to Devis
ioc Plans to Abate the Evil.
Sw York, April 13 A special to the
Tribune from Washington says : Among
tbe serious problems confronting Gen
eral Otis at Manila none hai caused
greater anxiety than the alarming eflYcts
produce I upon the American soldiers,
particalarly the enlisted men, by a
seductive beverage which they procured
In native shops and which produced
each physical and mental demoraliza
tion ai to give rise to s suspicion that
tbe army of occupation was beingsystem
itically drugged or poisoned to render
!t helpless to resist an Insurgent attack.
The native drink was generally known
it vino. It was exceedingly palatable
and inexpensive, but a single drink of it
uoStted a oldier for active duty fur the
wcceeding 24 hours, while frequent
portions sent the soldiers to tbe hospital
lor i long period of illness.
When the source of the trouble was
discovered, General Otis was disposed to
prohibit the t raffia in vino altogether,
and to that end referred the matter to
General Hughes, provost marsbal-gen-ii
al of the city, with a request for Bug
geitioni looking to practical course of
action. General Hughes Inveetigatad
tin tronble, and bis recommendations
huve been followed.
Ailonj as Manila waa crowded with
troops tbe vino Industry, unrestricted,
M exceedingly lucrative, but now that
Bost of the Americana are in the field,
practically all ibe shopa where it has
been told are closed.
W. P. LORD MIN
' ISTER TO PERSIA
Governor Irwin, of Idaho, Named
for Minister to Portugal.
Washington, April 18,-The following
important diplomatic changes have been
onounced as the result of the cabinet
Wing today: W. W. Rockhill, now
oinliter to Greece, has resigned that
J. Arthur Sherburne Hardy, of New
"mpiliire, now minister to Persia, has
wo promoted to succeed Rockhill.
William P. Lord, ex-governor of Ore
J". bas been appointed minister to
I M. Irwin, of Iowa, formerly gov
of Maho, has been appointed
Water to Poringal, to aucceed
Vrnce Townsend, transferred to
"", vice Bellamy Storer, who goes
n" Terms Secured, Another Cont
usion Will Take Them to Aguln
lIo and Try to Persuade Him to
Approve Thim-What the Fili
PinWant. April I8.-A number of p
. . ii io.-a nnin!er of prom-
1,1 ...j riupinos are organ-
committee t(J uk, tf p, Mng
tw,,, r"ib, " "'"'"'"""""h be"
br, " TtU n,, U,e A",crcDi
k t(r,rCt thl com,"ie Intend to
obi 1,8,1 fiUt"' r,,ilr'''n m
terma would be offered the rebels if
latter will surrender.
Another branch of tbe committee will
approach Aguinaldo with terms and en
deavor to persuade him to accept them.
It is considered doubtful, Lowever, if
any 'members of the committee will dare
to personally confer with the rebel leader.
The committee includes several persona
recently condemned to death by Aguin
aldo for petitioning him to cease fighting.
Major-General Otis has appointed
board, headed by Colonel Crowder, to
deal with war claims. Many such claims
have been 61ed, aggregating millions of
dollars, purely as a result of the Ho Ilo
tire. General Otis, who has hitherto
handled these claims, is unable tt devote
any of his time to them now.
General Lwton has ordered Colonel
Wholley, of the Washington regiment,
who is a lieutenant in the regular army,
to the command of General King's
brigade during the illness of the latter
Governor Geer Congratulated.
Salem, Or., April 17. Governor Geer
has received a number of letters of con
gratnlation on bis strong reply to the
Chicago Tribune's Inquiry regarding the
sentiment in Oregon as to the return of
the volunteers from Manila, oneof which,
dated Eugene, follows:
"Hurrah for Oregon's loyal governor.
Your reply to the Chicago Tiibnne has
the ring of true metal. Oregon wants
her boys home, but not as cowards or
deserters. Dudes and spectacled pro
fessors who fitfht the battles of our
country from lecture platforms are not
respected by the intelligent brawn and
mutcle of our nation builders. Let our
boys stay until the authority of the
United States is respected by the coward
Last Ballot of the Present Session at
Harrisburg Results In no Election.
IIarrirbi'bo, April 19 Tbe last bal
lot to be taken for United States senator
at the present session of the legislature
was taken today, and resulted as follows:
Quay 93 ; Jenks 85 ; Jones 69 ; Not voting
6. Necessary, 124.
The legislature adjourned until noon
Tbe Nyce resolution, calling upon the
attorney-general to prosecute all those,
including Quay, who have been charged
with receiving interest on state money,
almost precipitated riot in the senate
today. The resolution was finally laid
on the table, by vote of 33 to 6.
Missouri River Flood.
Niohraia, Neb., April 17. For the
first time since the great flood of 1881,
the Missouri river lowlands are almost
submerged. The banks were full all
yesterday, with heavy ice running and
with south wind blowing, which about
midnight changed to northerly and sent
the ice and current over Nebraska farms.
Tbe residents have not yet been driven
to higher land, but boats are in readiness
to rescue them, should it be necessary.
The packet steamer Last Chance, moored
at the mouth of the Niobrara river, is a
The Hon In the World.
We believe Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is the beat in the world. A few
weeks ago we suffered with a severe cold
and 1 troublesome cough, and having
read their advertisements In our own
and . other papers we purchased a
bottle to see if it would effect ne. It
cured us bef"re the bottle was more than
half need. It Is the best medicine out
for colds and coughs. The Herald,
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Captain of the Falke Arrested.
St. Paul, April 20. A Winnipeg,
Manitoba, special to the Dispatch says:
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the arrest nfthe captain of the German
warship Fiilke, at Apia, for supplying
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Ulcers, Boils, Felons, Corns, Warts,
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TO OUR FORCES
Boat and Crew Fram tic Torktown Dis
ajpear and Their Fate Unknown.-
Unfortunates Presumably Held Prison
ers Men Said to Have Been Cap
tured After Being Ambushed and
Cut Off From tbe Main Command.
Manila, April 19.-4:35 p. ra. Ad
miral Dewey has been notified of the
disappearance of J. C. Gilmore 'and 14
members of the crew of the gunboat
Last Saturday the Yoiktown anchored
off Baker, east coast of Luzon, 200 miles
from here, where there waa a Spanish
garrison of about 50 men, which bad
been defending Itself against several
hundred Filipinos for months past.
Lieutenant Gil more, EnBign Stanley and
a boat's crew were sent up the river
from Baler bay to communicate with
the Spaniards. Ensign Stanley, who
landed at the mouth of the river, reports
that he beard three volleys, a bugle call
and cheers up the river, but the auto
matic gun which was part of the equip-
ment of the boat was not heard.
Stanley then paddled to the Yorktown
in a canoe.
So-arch was made for the Yorktown's
crew, but no trace of them was found,
and the Yorktown sailed tor Iloilo, and
her commander cabled to Admiral
Dewey. Ilia theory is that the Filipinos
had captured or sunk the boat or that
the Spaniards had rescued the Ameri
London, April 19. The Filipino junta
claims to bave received a cablegram
from General Luna, commander of the
rebel forces in the Manila district, direct
from Manila, on Friday dtclaring that
General Lawton, "whose object was to
proceed to Baler and effect a junction
with the United States gunboat York
town," was inveigled by the tactics of
the Filipinos into "perilously extending
his line, with the result that one of bis
columns, consisting of 140 officers and
men, on reaching a place called Bino
gonain, was ambushed by a large force
of Filipinos, that communication with
the main force Waa severed and that
the entire oluinn was captured."
The Filipino advices further assert
that General Liwton, who was at La
gnna de Bay, on hearing the news, "re
tired to Manila, stating that he had been
rtcilled by Otis on the ground that a
native rising in Manila was imminent."
The foregoing is said by the members
of the Filipino junta to be a separate
affair from the disappearance o' a boat's
crew of like Yorktown in the vicinity ot
THE 5TH OF MAY
Will Render Willing Service Until
Transports are Available Don't
Want More Volunteers.
Washington, April 19. The following
cablegram has just been received from
"Lawton returned irom the Lake
country on the lilh met., brintng the
captured veemla. The Insurgents are
very much scattered and retreat before
our forces and await an opportunity to
attack the detachments. The better
class of the people are tired of the war
and desire peace. The enemy built their
hopes on the return of our volunteers to
the United States. Its army is tnnch
demoralized and the loss by desertion Is
large. They will probably prosecute a
mierllU warfare, looting anu miming
ii,. Miiintrv wlilcn it
ore ii plea.
health and spirltsof our troops are good,
The volunteers return will commence
a boat May 5th. They will render will
ing service until return transports are
available. The embarkation will con
tinue through June and July. Report
from the Visayan Islands continue very
The inter-island commerce is heavy
acd thecubtoms receipt are increasing."
Don't Want Volunteers.
Washington, Apr. 19 A conferei.ci at
the White Honse between the president,
Alger, Long and Corbin reiulted in a
confirmation ot the original decision 'of
tbe administration to at pi stent refrain
from availing itself of the authorisation
of congress to organize a volunteer army
of 35,000 in addition to the present
Child Burned to Death.
Coifax, Wash., April 17. The 3-year
old daughter ot Ueorge lempero, a
farmer living near Kamiac bntte, fifteen
miles east of Colfax, was burned to death
late last evening. The father and
mother left the child alone in a room
with a lighted lamp. A few nr.inutes
later a scream from the house attracted
their attention. The child was found
with its clothing a lire from the over
turned lamp. It died from its injuries
within an hour.
President L) tie's Terms Made Known
' to the Committee.
Goldbndale, Wash., April 18. The
Goldendale railroad cotnmitteo held a
conference Saturday in Goldendale,
Before that body of Klickitat's best
citizens appeared President Lytle, of
the Columbia Southern, and his chief
engineer, A. E. Hammond. The former
submitted to the committee a well-de
fined proposition to build a railroad to
Goldendale. The conditions are not
made public. Hon. Joseph Nesbitt, act
ing chairman of the committee, says tbe
conditions are better than expected, and
he has no doubt that Goldendale will
have a railroad in the near future. The
railway survey now in progress has not
been completed, and the company is
powerless to act in the matter of acquir
ing the right of way, which is not one of
the conditions of the proposition.
Engineer Hammond went from here to
the Bonj ura survey party on the Big
Klickitat river, while Mr. Lytle returned
to the Columbia Southern headquarters
at Moro, Or.
Four Washington Goldseekers Reported
Victobia, B. C, April 18 Men just
arrived from Klondike sav that the
Yukon Is already breaking up, and is
flooded from Marsh lake up. One party
of four, headrd by Stuart, of Snohomish,
went through the ice near White Horse
rapids, April 2, and were drowned, with
their dogs. While the Litkie party, now
here, was crossing Surnii it lake last Sat
urday, John Deland went through the
ice and was only rescued with difficulty.
Grave anxiety is expressed for those now
on the trail.
A tangle In titles is reported from At-
lin, wheie many Americans located
claims last year, only to be ousted by the
passage of the anti-alien law of this
spring. During the winter claim-jump
lag by the wholesale has wen progress'
ing, and there are now three or four dis
putants for every claim oj Spruce and
Pine creeks. Some of the Americans
are taking British partners to hold their
Nn Right to lcllne.
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and temper will always have friends,
but one who would be attractive mnt
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HIGH HONOR FOR
AN OREGON MAN
Dr. J. L. Wirlmaa Takes Clair ct
Patantoltn at Yale.
Dr. Wortraan Was Born in Oregon and
Educated at tbe Schools
of This State.
Nxw Yohk, April 20. Dr. J. D. Wort
man, who has been elected to the chair
at Yale made vacant by the death of
Professor O. C. Marsh, is assistant cura
tor of the vertebral paleontology of the
American museum cf the natural history
in this city. At the time of Professor
Marsh's death he was under contract to
go to Yale as his assistant this full, with
the ultimate end In view of becoming
Dr. Wortman was born in Oregon City,
Or., August 25, 1856. His early life was
spent in the West, and there he was
educated, being graduated from the
university of Oregon is 1878. It was
while in college under Professor Thomas
Condon, professor of geology, that be
first became interested in the study of
paleontology, and while an undergradu
ate be accompanied the professor on
several scientific expeditions to the Bad
Lands of Wyoming,
Immediately after graduation he came
East and became associated with Profes
sor E. D. Cope, of Philedelpbia. From
1877 to 1884 he conducted explorations
in the Weetern fossil beds for Professor
Cope during the summer, and in the
winter studied anatomy under Dr.
Joseph Liedy at the Philadelphia
In 1884 Or. Wortman was appointed
anatomist f'ir the United States medical
museum at Washington. While there
be studied medicine at Columbia medi
cal college, and in 1887 took tbe degree
of M. D. The saiiie year he become
demonstrator of anatomy in the George
town medical college. The appointment
of ass!stant curator of vertebral paleon
tology of the American museum of the
natural history waa tendered him in
1891, and he since that time baa been in
During the time of his association with
the museum, Dr. Wortmin has con
ducted all the held work. The collection
of fossils, which is the finest in the world,
is practically all his work. He also baa
written a large number of articles and
books along his chosen lin both in col
laboration with other scientists and
Dr. Wortman has also contributed a
number of articles to scientific journals.
IN THE NAME-
Simon Hotcma Confesses Having Mur
dered Three People.
St. Louis, April 20. A special to the
Republic from Antlers, I. T , say SIimkii
Hotema, the full-blood Choctaw Indian,
who waa arrested on the charge of mur
dering a man and two women last Fri
day near Cold Springs, has written a
confession of his guilt, in which he at
tributes his actions to the teachings of
his pecnllur creed.
In his confession he stales that he
killed the three persons and did so be-
eaime of their "evil practice of maglo
among the Indian people." Prevalent
sickness bad been ascribed to these
PCVWTW CO. , NfW VTHv.
supposed "witches," and he took their
In hia confession he said he com
mitted these murders to sacrifice his life
for the Lord's cause and the love of hie
people. It it thought religion un
balanced bis mind.
What tbe Filipinos Will Ask.
Nsw York, April 18. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila says: In an
interview with General Lagarda, he
said that a committee of twenty-two
Filipinos had been appointed to confer
with the peace commission fjr tbe fol
lowing purposes :
First To obtain as lare autonomous
rights for the Filipino people as possible.
Siond To bring about peaceful rela
tions hetwetn the insurgents and the
Third That the Americans and Fili
pinos shall occupy public offices.
Arevaleo, a former aide to Aguinaldo,
It now In Manila. He said in an Inter
view that if the Americans send to Agnitv
a'do now he think a peaceful solution)
of the present troubles is probable. In
fluential Americans think that the com
mission of rich Filipinos Is eeger to pro
tect property, and has little influence)
with the insurgents.
Ill Life Waa Saved.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen
of Hannibal, Mo., la'e'y had a wonder
ful deliverance from a frihtlul diath,
lit telling of it he says: "I was taken
with t7phoi I fever, that ran into pneu
monia, . My lungs became hardened. I
was so weak I couldn't even sit up in
bed. Nothing helped me. I expected
to soon die of consumption, when I
heard of Dr. King's New Discovery.
One bottle gave great relief. I con
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Tbe Lambing Season.
Long Creek, April 17. Sneepmen
from various sections of northern Grant
county, who have visited Long Creek the
past two days, in quest of supplies and)
herders, say that sheep have. begun to
pickup. The warm weather of the last
two weeks has brought the new gras
oit in excellent thape, and is is now be
lieved that no further loss of either lives
or lambs will occur.
Ethan Houzer succeeded in contract
ing for 200 head of cattle on Granite
creek. He bought the entire band of
steers belonging to V. B. Peterson. Tbe
price paid was $18 for yearling steers ; $25
for 2-year-old steers. $14 for yearling
heifers, and $20 for cows and calves.
Sine Wave System.
Washington, April 18. Experts in
tbe signal serv ca brai ch of the war de
partment were en erimenting today
with a wonderful new telegraph system.
They sent 120.000 words an hour, more
than double tbefeatof Pollock of Vienna,
whose achievrmmt was cabled to Amer
ica yesterday. Tbe system is known as
the sine wave system. Perforated paper
tape li fed into tbe transmitting machine,
and a similar tape cmies out of the
receiving machine. B lh are run at the
same speed by electrical motors.
Snake River Fruit.
Colkax, Wash., April 18. Reports
from orchards along Snake river are that
all the peaches are killed. Orchardmen
report that but few of the trees have
bloomed, and even in such esses the
blossom docs not indicate a (each.
Many of the trees have leen k'lled
entirely to the ground, mining many of
the bet orchards In the county. Apri
cot will he a very pn r crop. Among
the early frnitr, cherries aloue will yield
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