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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1899.
jt Heaflnnarters of llie Reliel Army
lit Tateib?Oir Forces May.
that Pulitan in Which the Amer-
fcansLost Six Killed and Eleven
Founded Two Hundred Rebels
killed During the Advance.
shington, April 25. Ttie follow
,s been received at the war depart
roin General Otis :
tails, April 25. Hale's brigade,
jnhur's division, moved down tie
Lank of the Quinqua river yester-
i tbe vicinity of Calnmpit, and was
by Wheaton's brigade on the left
Hale encountered fierce oppo
, driving the enemy with heavy
and taking his entrenchments in
lank. Hale's casualties were six
and twelve wounded.
le diviaion has now Invested
lpit, which will be taken today,
in, with part of his command, will
Norzagaray this evening, where
11 be joined by the center column
ftreme heat, rain,' high streams
ibad roads made the march' very
ilt. He has not met opposition
eaving Novaliches, the enemy re-
in his front south of and near
a. The enemy baa a force of 4000,
g demonstrations daily, so can be
taken care of. It cannot com
itate with the north . 0 US."
Brigade Saw Hot Fighting.
Lmla, April 25, 6:15 p. m.1 Gen-
Hale's brigade, consisting of. the
ska, Iowa and South Dakota regi-
, with three guns, which left Ma-
Monday, followed the west bank of
o Grande river to a ford. Many
bands of rebels were encountered,
uring the afternoon the Americans
Ivered several hundred of the enemy
ncbed near Pulitan, north of Quin-
Our troops attacked tbe rebles,
six men killed and eleven
peral Hale's troops claim that
By 200 dead natives were counted
I the country traversed. Among
fad was a Spanish captain.
p South Dakota regiment bore the
I of the fighting, and had five men
p and nine wounded.
k country traversed by our troops
ekly wooded and hardest for fight
Tbe rebels along Bagbag river
reinforced from Calnmpit as the
n under Hale approached. During
lay the Americans captured thirty
ibis dispatch Is sent the rebels are
afinj? in the direction of Calumpit.
Filipino troops engaged were weii
prmed and well drilled.
the campaign progresses the work
je rebel troops is improving. They
adopting American methods, and
-curacv of their shooting is evinced
P fact that five Americans were
in the head.
pneral Hale at 4 o'clock this morn
poesed the river and advanced cn
'npit. MacArtbnr's division also
weed, and nine of the armored flat
were pushed ahead on the railroad.
Kaneas regiment advanced on tbe
1 of tt.e track and the Montana regi-
M pushed forward on the left.
pe rebels are already returning to
ploa and becoming troublesome.
Jy fired on an ambulance yeMerday
jell was parsing across the plazj, and
have driven the. Chinese out. The
1 artil ery patrjlied tbe town lust
Malolos to He Evacuated.
York, April 25. A dispatch to
Herald from Manila says: The
pment of tbe American forces on
"'pit has begun. General Hale's
p ie crossed the river at Oulngua and
N down tbo bank toward Calumpit.
y insurgents were driven from 1
front of tbe line of march. Fifty of the
enemy were killed where the American
loss was only one killed.
It is reported that General MaeArthnr,
Wheaton'e brigade and an armored
train, is waiting at Malolos for tbe strat
egic moment for an advance on Caluoi
pit. Thi advance from Malolos hs
momentarily expected to begin.
Tbe town of Malolos will be evacuated,
only the railway station being held. Tbe
natives are returning there in great
numbers. All are professed noncom
batants. Tbe army g tin boats being unable to
ascend the river and ooperate in the
movement on Calumpit have returned to
Poor Mail Service.
Washington, April 22. Second As
sistant Postmaster-General Shallen
bcrger baa suspended action in tbe caee
of P. C. Ricbardeon, of Seattle, whose
contract for the overland mail route in
Alaska from Juneau to Circle City and
Tanana has been held np. He Jnas fur
nished satisfactory assurances of keeping
to his contract in the lutnre. The ser
vice has been very poor. Richardson
claimed the failure to perform service
was due to the weather and the breaking
np of the ice. The department in decid
ing that he may continue conceded that
twice a year, when the water is freezing
and when it breaks np, the weather
might bean excuse, bnt that these ob
stacles by no means extended through
out the winter. The route is about
1200 miles long.
TRAGIC END OF
Story of Lieutenant Sissoo, a Manila
Hero, and His Fiancee.
Columbus, Neb , April 25. The death
of Lieutenant Lester E. Sioaon, of tbe
First Nebraska, at Manila, and the find
ing of bis financee's photograph near his
heart, where the fatal balled entered, is
tbe final chapter in the pretty romance,
the introduction of which was written
in this village several years ago.
The photograph is the likeness of Miss
Anna Taylor, one of tbe belles of Colum
bus. She Is tbe yonngest daughter of
John F. Taylor, a wholesale lumber mer
chant and a distinguished citizen of Ne
braska. Today the young girl is inconsolable,
and her grief is pathetic to witness. She
is at the residence of her parents, and
none bnt the most intimate friends of
the family are admitted. The financee
of the dead soldier has not been known
publicly as the betrothed of the dashing
lieutenaut, although their attachment
was generally understood throughout
Columbus and mutual friends knew of
Diphtheria at Eugene.
Eugene, Or., April 25. The presence
of several cases of diphtheria in tbe out
skirts of Eugene has caused considerable
uneasiness, and at the Geary school,
which some of the children bad been at
tending up to tbe time of the appearance
of the disease, the attendance is greatly
decreased. In one room where the
regular attendance is about fifty, only
nine were present yesterday. All possible
precautions are being taken to prevent a
spread ot the disease.
II U Lira W Havad.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen
of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder
ful deliverance from a frightlul death.
In telling of it he says: "I was taken
with tr-phoid fever, that ran Into pneu
monia. My longs became hardened. I
was so weak I couldn't even sit np in
bed. Nothing helped me. I expected
to soon die of consumption, when I
heard of Dr. King's New Discovery.
One lottle gave great relief. I con
tinued to use it, and now am well and
strong. I can't say too much in its
praise." This marvellous medicine is
the surest and quickest core in the world
for all throat and luogtrooble. Regular
siae 50 cants and $1.00. Trial bottle
tree at BIakley A Houghton' drug
store; every bottle goiranteed. 3
Wheat Crop Short In Ontario.
Toronto, Ont., April 20. Reports re
ceived here 1 7 grain men indicate heavy
damage to wheat in sections east of
Toronto. In many cases the crop is a
total failure, and farmers are plowing op
the ground preparatory to planting
spring wheat or barley. Last year's
crop of winter wheat in Ontario was esti
mated at 20,000,000 bushels, but there
will be a big decrease this year.
Ice cream soda now on tale at the
falace of Sweets. 4lf.
Hen it Kits Comment on He
ON THE LYNCHING
Country-Which Can't Protect Its Cit
izens in Time of Peace Has No
Right to Ask its Citizens to Protect
it in Time of War.
Ntw York, April 25. Colonel Robert
G. Ingersoll Bays of the lyncbings in
"I suppose these outrages-these fright
ful crimes make the same impression
on my mind that they do on the ' minds
of all civilized people. I know of no
words strong enough, bitter enough, to
express my indignation. These horrors
were perpetrated in the name of justice.
Tbe savages who did these things belong
to the superior race. They are citizens
of the great republic. And yet it does
not seem possible that such creatures
are human beings. They are a disgrace
to our country and the human race.
"Let me eay that what I have said is
flattery compart d with what I feel.
When I think of the other 1 nching of
the poor man mutilated and hanged
without the slightest evidence; of tbe
negro who said these murders would be
avenged and who was brutally murdered
lor tbe utterance of a natural feeling I
am utterly at loss for words.
"Are tbe white people insane? -Has
mercy fled, to bear thisT Has tbe United
Htates no power to protect a citizen? A
nation that cannot or will not protect its
citizens in time of peace has no right to
ask its citizens to protect it in time of
W. A. Barker, ex-attorney-general of
Sjoth Carolina, who has just returned
from Lake City, 8. C, where he was
prosecuting attorney for the government
in the trial of the lynchers of Postmaster
Barker, says :
"I believe in the lynching of the
negroes confessedly guilty ot crimminal
assault. It Is the only protection of the
women of the South, and especially of the
rural districts. Otherwise I am opposed
"I feel sorry for tbe South that this
blot is n pon us. It effects ns all over the
world. It robs us of material pros
perity and of tbe high moral and social
position to which we are entitled. It
rnins the woith of our investments. If
it is not stopped then shut the school
houses, burn the books, tear down the
churches and admit to the world that
Anglo-Saxon civilization Is a failure."
Rev. Horace Bumetead, president of
the Atlanta university, of Atlanta, Ga.,
when Interviewed in regard to the
lynching! in that state, said:
"In common with all law-abiding
Americans, I cannot but deplore the
horrible transactions of tbe last day or
two in my adopted state of Georgia. Aw
ful as is the lnjntico of such dealings
with the negro race, their results will be
more terrible in their effect on the white
race in undermining all respect for law
"It is a gratifying sign ot the times
that such a good Southern man as ex
Governor Atkinson should bodily en
deavor to stein the tide of wrong and
should declare his willingness to testify
against the wrong-doer. If only the
numb;r of iiich men c n be increased in
the South, that section can hope to per
petuate the best American civilization
within her borders."
The colored ministers of New York
city, at a meeting in St. Mark's Methodist
Episcopal church, passed resolutions de
nouncing tbe Georgia lyochlngs. Rev.
William If, Brooke, ol St. Mark's church,
was among the speakers.
"We have no sympathy," he said,
"with the crime charged against the
negro throughout tbe South, but what
ever the crime, we believe there Is
sufficient law to protect them until the
trial comes. I hope and rrust that the
secular and religious papers and pulpits
will give their aid and throw their in-
flaence on tbe side of right."
Rev. P. B. Tompkins, pastor of St
James's Presbyterian church said :
"I would ranch rather be a Filipino
ajd be under the Spanish yoke than
under the law and order now practiced
Corvallis, April 25. The present
rains interfere seriously with seeding.
Considerable acreage is yet to be sown.
One farmer has 130 acres, another 100,
and a third 80, with 40 acres of it to
plough. There are comparatively few
farms on which seeding has been com
pleted. Few farmers in tbe locality like
to sow grain as late as May 1. A large
fall acreage, however, which preponder
ates always in crop production, makes
np for any lack of promise in the spring
Victoria, B.C., April 25. A story has
reached here from Alaska to tbe effect
that a party of six returning Klondikers,
one of whom is said to have been bring
ing out considerable treasure, have been
drowned near Fifty-Mile, where the
river trail is now impassable. The story
was given at Skagway by a late arrival,
but it is unconfirmed by the other late
comers. No names were given.
Aguinaldo's Army Defends the Place
Energetically and Thus Far the
American Forces Have Been Un
able to Effect Its Capture. -
I "'- I X 1 f 1 t ft
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
BOVsH SAKTWO POWrTWW ft?., Wf VOftK.
Seasn Till Op Will a Slast
SO SAYS COM
Oregon Warehouses Hold 6,000,000
Pounds of Last Year's Clip, of
Which The Dalles Has 3,500,000
Manila, April 26. Aguinildo's army
today is defending Calumpit energetical
ly, which is said to Indicate that the
rebels are finally making their last
ditch which tbe Americans expected
them to make at Malolos. For the firBt
time the Filipinos are employing artil
lery. They brought two guns into
action today, firing modern shrapnel
which burst over the heads of Wheat
on's brigade without effect.
Fighting was resumed at 6 o'clock
this morning. During the night the
engineers repaired the Bagbag bridge,
enabling the troops to cross the river.
Wheaton's brigade advanced in ex
tended order with the Kansas regiment
west of tbe railroad and the Montana
regiment east, and took up a position
covering one and a half miles on tbe
south bank of the Rio Grande. Tbe
Americans fonnd trenches on Jthe south
bank of the river deserted, which fur
nished our men with cover from which
they could pick off the Filipinos when
ever one showed his head.
The Utah battery was ordered into
poeition in the center of the Kansas reg
iment to silence tbe rebel guns and at 11
o'clock our rapid fire guns came into
line. At noon the rebels are still pour
ing a heavy fire In the direction of tbe
Americans who returned it spiritedly.
Two Americans were killed and seven
Lawton is meeting with the greatest
obstacles in the character of the country.
His troops have only had a few skir
mishes thus far, resulting in five men
woundoJ, but he has been forced to put
men at work building rotds and the
transport service is giving much trouble,
bullocks dying of exhaustion and China
men are employed in pulling same cirts.
Therefore, the general has been unable
to cover the ground lie had horel to
cover. The Filipino sharpshooters are
harassing the American flanks.
Karaarkabla Cora for Uheumtlm.
Kinna, J.ickson Co., W. Ya.
About three years ag my wifo had an
attack of rheumatism which confined
her to her bed for over a month and
rendered her unable to walk a step with
out assistance, tier limbs being swollen
to donble their normal size. Mr. fc.
Maddock insisted on my using Chamber
lain's Pain Balm. I purchased a fifty-
cent bottle and nsed It according to the
directions and the ntxt morning she
walked to breakfast without assistance
in any manner, and she has not bad a
similar attack since. A. B. Parson. For
sale by Blakeley & Houghton Druggists.
Returns from Eggs.
Dai i.au, Or., April 20 Careful esti
mates made on the reports of dealers In
eggs in Dallas show that in March there
were bronght to Dallas 10,000 dozen.
About half wero shipped to Portland,
and the remainder sold to the local trade.
This shows a trado of 1250 per month
In eggs alone by the poultry people. At
this rate the Income of Polk county from
this source is about fAO.OOO per annum.
TT.a rlarVn A Falk'a Oninlnn I fair
Tonic for dandruff and falling hair. tf 1
Pendleton, Or., April 25. Indications
point toward an extremely sluggish wool
market, with no dealings before July
and August. With an opening then of
active bnying, the market will be belated
two to three months. This is the view
of tbe representative buyers, commission
men end woolgrowers of Eastern Oregon.
Figures gathered from tbe various
wool centers give a total of 6,000,000
pounds remaining unsold from the clip
of 1898. Of this, The Dalles has by far
the largest amount, having 3,500,000
pounds in the warehouses, one bouse
alone containing 2,000,000 pounds.
There is no precedent for the present
situation in wool here and at all Eastern
Oregon towns. The enormous quantity
of the 1898 uneold wool on hand fills tbe
warehouses to over flowing, even the
platforms being in some places crowded,
and yet already tbe 1899 clip is due to
arrive from the hundreds of shearing
camps, and there is no room in which to
Absolutely no sales are being made,
though a small quantity moves ont from
time to time on consignment to Eastern
Over in Utah, buyers have arrived
from the East, and are offering 8 to 10
cents for territory wools. This ptlce
fails to induce growers to part with their
holdings, and attempts to buy have so
far proved futile. Growers hereabouts
declare that the 8-cent figure will not
touch a pound of wool, 1898 or 1899 clip,
but that 10 cents would take some from
those who feel the pressure of financial
obligation, matured or nearly due.
Here, no offers are being made, how
ever, buyers having failed to begin im
portuning for purchases.
A well-known buyer, whose headquar
ters are in Pendleton, stated today that
woolgrowers on the North Pacific coast
have lost full 4'a' cents on every pound
of wool held from the 1893 clip, and that
the loss cannot be recouped. lie said
that buying manufacturers (those not
already stocked up) know their vantage
ground, and will refuse to give way an
inch in their stand they have taken.
It is probable the 1899 clip will be
somewhat below 1S!i8's in grade, the cold
winter having caused some break in the
fiber, and in many bands reducing tbe
total yield of wool per fi :ec t.
Strauge ns it mty seem, however, the
wool men are apparently iu good
financial position, and maintain their
credit with banks and stores.' This is
true to a remarkable degree, and indi
catcs a wonderful vitality in the wool
growing industry cf the North Pacific
President McKinlcy Expcsscd His
Disapproval of His Remarks.
Wamiinotos, April 27. Captain J. B.
Coghlnn.ot the cruiser Raleigh, has been
reprimanded by tbensyy department for
having made ill-advised remarks con
cerning the action of the German naval
officers at Manila and their relations
with the Americans. Dr. Von Holleben,
German ambassador at Washington, has
announced that this disposal of the case
is entirely satisfactory to his govern
ment, and tbe Incident is regarded as
Berlin, April 27. It is announced
here that President McKinley received
German Ambassador Dr. Von Holleben
yesterday and expressed his disapproval
of the remarks attributed to Captain
Coghlan at a recent dinner, and re
quested the ambassador to assure
Emperor William and the German gov
ernment of his friend U sentiment.
Statue of U. S. Grant Unveiled.
Philadelphia, April 27. Tbe eques
trian statue of General Grant in Fail
mount Park was unveiled this morning1
with appropriate ceremonies by Miss
Rosemary Sartorie, granddaughter of the
dead hero, in the presence of President
McKinley, members ot tbe cabinet,
representatives of foreign governments
and a large gathering of distingulsned
Promptly at 2 o'clock the Philadelphia
city cavalry escorted the presidential
party from tlio hotel to tbe reviewing
stand in front of the monument. Upon
arrival at the monument, the president
was received with a salute of 21 guns.
Simultaneously, tbe guns of Raleigh, in
the Delaware river, fired a salute.
Claim That the Ledges are the Largest
in the North west-Ore Similar io
Character and Geological Situation
to that of the Butte Mines.
San Francisco, April 27. A special
from Tacoma says: It Is reported that
the largest copper ledges ever discovered
In the northwest have been found In the
Carbon district, north of Mount Rainier
and sixty miles east of this city. The
ore Is said to be similar in character and
geological sitnaiiou to that found in
Montana, and to be folly as rich as that
of the Butte mines.
Chester Thorne, preeideut ot the Na
tional Bank of Commerce, of this city,
has had prospectors at work in the new
district for two years. It is stated that
a large force of men will engage in tbe
work of development as soon as the enow
If you suffer from tenderness or full
ness on the right side, pains under
shoulder-blade, cmetipation, bilious
ness, sick-headacV, an I feel dull, heavy
and sleepy your liver is torpid and con
gested. DeWitt's Little Early Risers
will care you promptly, pleasantly and
permanently by rem ivin 1 tbe congestion
and causing the bile ducts to open and
flow naturally. Thry arc good till.
Snipes-Kinersly Drug Co.
An Iowa Twister.
Omaha, April 27. A tornado ncnrUte,
la., last night destroyed the house ol
Geo. Ferrn and scattered its contents.
A 10-year-ol 1 boy was Instantly killed
and Mcs. Ferrin and five daughters bo
badly Injured that they are not expected
to live. Great damage was done to other
property. Details are meager.
It is now time to plaut your rosea,
lilacs, snowballs, dutslas, wieguU
syringas ar.d otht r flowering herbs for
spring and summer blooming. The
Cannes, helitropes, marguerites, geran
iums and fuichias are now ready for
garden planting at from Scents to CO
cents. Pholox spliea, hardy heliotrope
and grrJeo rr'mrosi at 10 cents jer
plunt. Prniies anddalsles at 15 cents
per do in at Mrs. A. C. Stabling's.
Smallpox at Tcko.i.
Tbkoa, Wash., April 20. A case ol
smallpox was discovered today in the
Hotel Miller, a dishwasher from Spokane
being the victim. The hotel was quar
antined and twenty railroad men aw
imprisoned. Tl.e doors and windows
are guarded by armed men.