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THE DALLES. WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 1899.
Hi in Mid Yesterday at Enpe
fir the Muffler Last Year
of John Linn.
Has Calm and Cool and Kept His Nerve
to the Last Conferied With
Spiritual Adviser Till the Time
Ecokxk, May 12. Clauds Branton
til hanged today for the murder of John
Brnntott retired last night at 1 1 o'clock
I'ter writing several letters. He slept
well, and got up at the usual time thit
morning, hut would not eat breakfast
ReTi. Patterson aud Handsaker, of the
Cbriitian church, were admitted to the
jail it 7 this morning, and remained to
the end, praying and singing with the
At 9.30 his people were admitted to
tlir jail door, and conversed with hliu
ft moments. Sheriff Withtrs then
read the warrant.
Brinton left the cell at 10:45 under
the charge of the sheriff and two
deputies. He walked upon the scaffold
nniiiieted and took Lis place ou the
trap. When asked if he had anything
toiiy, lie replied that he had but very
lot Drm voice he told those present
that he did not want them to bear any
'll-ill against his people on his account
IT t . .
n iniea lor sympathy and prayers,
indulged them to walk in God's way
Sheriff Vt ithers sprung the trap at
Ml, and 15 minutes later life was ex
tinct, aud the body wag cut down. Not
bitcb occurred in the whole proceed
i"P, everything passing offal smoothly
ipoemble. The body dropped five feet.
Belcre leaving the cell Branton bid
food-'.y to all around. He was perf ct
Branton left several letters to be
"len, and irave a white tit In his
brother and left a Bible to bis mother
All ... j .. ....
oiiiie wiinoui a quiver oi a
He assisted the officers in ty
I... L . - , . ...
" on nanus, and did all he could to
"Ip make a success of the eiecution.
About sixty people witnessed the exe
"""n, wtiiie a thousand or more stood
'"the street around the Inclosure, hui
ter. .. . . .
i ei ana orileriy. The body was
lc-d In a cofHu and delivered to bis
COME AT ONCE
Xotice pttd by the Navy Department
s"w that the Hero Will Soon Sail.
AMIINGTON. Mav 19 "BanJ Sll.....
jj to B. F. Steve.,., No. 4 Trafalgar
Z!","' Ix"ldon. England," was the no-
7'nout at the
the flr,t formill ndl(.on ,hp,t
l.l.j . i."iiiry 11 was ascer
2 X ""y Lng last evening
A,,,,llrl Deary permission to re-
once to the United Ktatee. He
en relieved of the obligation of re-
fan.J?1"1 ont" Philippine
""olMion eomnUia. it. n. i.
"qiired to await the cessation
At k. ....
onos t. m'y n"rt honl"'rd
de. ' n ,,, posted at tbe navy
that ik ""0unt to the Information
oeh mpU wl" Dot r'ln ,OD
TheS. b "CU thB ntwrel mall.
. re,erred 10 ln- ""J
WeWe.ii . '"enl " Londo di,
blDI ' , p n"" 'or Unlud KUIM
to li .k Earon . to U will
' that tl.. r.
iiit.iiii. : . .
Im '"uifniD l mm h'.
"00 (k. " " I
tllsiti r " ov canal.
""Beted at tbe orr department '
t..m Dewey win rai.h ,e Uniteii Sute,
iiitiiiieforn national demostratien on
t Fourth of Jn'y nut. The Oiym
pia will not ron- under full steam, hut
i.ev. r'i 'PM hi.e should make the run to
N-w York in about fifty five days. That
she is to.ome to N-w York is almost
Bright Prospects in Grant.
iaN chkek, May 11 During the
pact three weens heavy rains liave fallen,
and the soring range has turned out
mucn netler than was predicted bv
stockmen a month ago. As a con9e
quvnue stock of nil kinds are doing well.
Cattle owners who desire to dispose of
their bands are receiving good trfers,
Sheepmen, wh i are in the height of the
lambing season, are not at all disc tur
aged. On the contrary, they express
g- neral satisfaction at the increase.
Q iite a number have reported marking
i-lose to 100 per cent of lambs, which,
when one reslizesthat a month ago many
of them would have been sal ii-fied with
a guaran-ee oi sixty-ove per cent, is
Captain Grant, of the Utah Battery,
Called the Dewey of the Army-The
Nebraska Regiment Makes a
Strong Appeal for a Temporary
Respite From Duty at the Front.
Manila, May 12. 4:50 p. ra. Fresh
Hoops are beginning to go to the front.
Two battalions of the Seventeenth infan
try t, regulars, that had been holding the
lines about the city of Manila, will join
General MacArthur's division at San
Ferna.ido tomorrow, and one battalion
of the same regiment will reinforce
General Lawton's division near Bacolor.
I'hese troops will be replaced by the
Twenty-first infantry regiment, which
arrived from the Uuited States en the
transport Hancock yesterday.
Captain Grant, of the Utah battery,
whose success in managing the army
gunboats Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga
has won him the soubriquet of "the
Dewey of the army," has been put in
command of the rtcently purchased
Spanish gunboats, whose arms the in
Mirenls captured. These vessels are
now being prepared for operations on the
rivers and aliu the coast. The arming
of the gunboats is being pushed with all
Nebraska Regiment's Memorial.
Manila, May 12 Cvia Hong Kong).
The First regiment of Nebraska volun
teer infantry is taking the usnal step of
respectfully petitioning the division com
mander, General McArthur, to tempor
arily relieve them from du'y at the front.
The regiment is badly exhausted by the
campaign, in which it has taken an active
part, and not many more than 300 men
of the organization are at present fit for
duty. On Sunday last 100 men of this
regiment responded to the sick call. The
men, In view of ti.e fact', have pre
pared a respectful memorial to Mat
Arthur, asking that their regiment le
withdrawn for a short time from the
fiithtin line in order that they may re-
cuperate. The memorial siaies uii nv
men are willing to fight, but are in I o
conditio ! to do so, owing to the strain
of long marching, continual fighting and
outpost duty, in which they have bten
engaged. The memorial adds that since
Febrnary 2, the regiment has lost ua
men in killed and wounded.
An IEilniie vt hlir Cmh,
Last winter during an epidemic of
wliooi'lrig cough my children contracted
the oisease, having severe cougning ,
spells. We had used Chamberlain's!
Cough Remedy very mccessiully tor j
- L t I
croop and naturally turned to It at that
time and found It relieved the cough
and effected a complete cure. Jonx E.
Clifford, Proprietor Norwood House,
Norwood, N. Y. This remedy is for sale
by Blakeley A Houghton, druggists.
Frost at Helix. .
I'imulxtom. Or.. May 14. A Waled
frost came to the Helix neighborhood
last night, and did damage to the grain
interests. Grain was ' leveled to the
groun.l. Even water pipes In nouses
burst. What amount ol injury was uune
the grain cannot now be told, bat It It
believed by the farmers that ii win oe
bv no means Inconsiderable. Generally
speaking, Ibe prospects for a crop this
vear are oot good. Conservative men
assert that there will be not more than a
- . ..! ... ...Imate It
ou r wm iiuc. r
at no more than flfty.
Ortjaaians Pariicitatei in lit Cute
of San Ufd'iES).
FLED IN TERROR
Battle Between Spaniards and Natives
in Mindanno Fresh Negotiations
Manila, May 12. Two companies of
the Sejond Oregon Volunteers, and the
same number of Minnesota men, with
twenty American uts, under Captain
Case and Berkheimer, flanked the insur
gents at Sau Ildefoneo this morning and
captured the place.
The Filipinos, in terror and panic, fired
20,000 rounds of ammunition, but only
slightly wounded one fCJiit. One insur
gent officer was killed and six men
The insurgents retreated and are now
at San Miguel, six miles norih of San
Twenty per cent of the opposing rebe
force has been killed and wounded since
Lawton began his advance May 1.
Fighting in Mindanao.
General Kios, Spain's military repre
sentative here, says the inhabitants of
Zamboanga, island of Mindanao, de
manded arms from General Lontero for
defense against the landing of the Ameri
can forces but their request was refused.
Therefore, the natives at midnight
opened fire on the Spaniards with much
ine guns and rifles stolen from the former
Spanish gunboats recently sold to tbe
United States. The natives were re
pulsed with great loss.
Aguiualdo Not a Fighter.
Aguinaldo has not in person taken part
in a single battle so nr. Aguinaiuo
chafes under the position which General
Luna occupies. Luna is the actual head
of military operations, and simply nees
Aguinaldo as a demi-god, w hose name
is to the people an incentive to lead them
out of the wilderness of slavery, and
the feeling of the natives on the subject
has been encouraged by cunning lies.
Aguinaldo is holding out for a money
settlement. He Is getting rich as the
war progresses, ine army under mm
is not being paid in cash. The salaries
of Filipino soldiers comeoutof the booty
they are able to gather In it, towns they
enter. It Is the policy of the retreating
army of insurgents to notity the natives
that blood-thirsty Americans are close
behind. Immediately the natives desert
their homes, and the troops plunder
with the full license of Aguinaldo. All
this is laid to the American troops. Gen
eral Luna orders all property distroyed,
and tells the natives that the Americans.,
being eno; tnoinly rich, will pay all
Fresh Peace Negotiations.
Manila, May 13. The Filipinos have
resumed the attempt to induce the
Americans to induce to discuss the sit
uation. Reyes, a young lieutenant on
the staff of General Gregorl Delphi, came
to General Lnwton today, under a flag of
truce. He was accompanteJ tiy a oare-
footed bugler. Reyes told General Otis
that Aguinaldo desired passes for a mili
tary commission to come to Manila to
confer with the American Philippine
commissioners. General Otis replied
that passes would not be necessarv, as
unarmed commissioners onld tnter
American lines. He would leave the
matter in General Lawton's bands.
lie Will Proceed Home at Leisure
Manila, May 13.-6:25 p. m.-Ad-mlral
Dewey will leave for the United
States as soon as be can arrange blsbusl
ess bere, and give fall Instruction! for
the management of the fleet to his suc
cessor. Ha will probably leave within
ten days. Tbe United States cruiser
Olympia, upon which Admiral Dewey
will make the voyage home, will sail at
a leisurely rate, stopping at Mediterran
ean ports for some time to give the ad
miral, the officers of the ship, and ibe
crew an opportnn:ty for rest. Like all
the O yuipin'i. company, l he admiral le
much run down ly his long stay in the
tropical ports. The Olympia w ill pro
ceed to Hong K'ing to be pniuted white,
and to coal and provision for her long
journey. Dewey exect to retain bis
position on the Philippine commission.
This is tbe Wish of the Officers and
Men of the Regiment.
Washington, May 12. Senator Mc
Bride today received a reply from Col.
Summers to his cablegram of vesterday,
in wh'ch the colonel srated that It is the
wish of the Second Oregon to come home
hy the regular route and San Francisco.
This will mean that the regiment will be
mustered out In that city and not In
Portland. The senator looks for the
early return of the regiment, as he says
he expects to leave Washington in
week, nnd is desirious of learning that
tbe Oregon regiment has started. for
home before he leaves.
The dispatches Indicate that the regu
lars who have been arriving at Manila
are to be sent to Die front.
The Seventeenth infantry ought to re
lieve the Oregon regiment, in which
event the regiment should be on its way
home in a abort time.
In behalf of tbe people of Portland
Senator McBride requested the navy de'
partment to order the Iowa or some
other available war vessel to Portland
to participate in the Fourth of July cele
bration, but was informed that the Iowa
would be in drydock at that time, and
that no other war vessels would be in
tbe vicinity of Portland until Inter in
Private Joseph Watson, Company II,
Second Oregon, has been discharged ou
account of sickness.
Shovelers Refuse to Go to Work, and
"Monthly" Men Determined to
Strike All Elevators Tied I' p.
BrrrALO, May 15. The grain shove!
eii whose troubles was believed to have
been satisfactorily settled have refused
to go no work in the elevators with the
men who have been working and whom
the contractors refuse to discharge. The
shovelers c'aim that they were required
to get cards from Contractor Conners be
fore they would be permitted to wotk,
and that in ad'liti in to the nl j c'ionable
shovelers at wo k some boss scoopers
ol jected to were working, no' withstand
ing tbe agreement that they were to be
suspended, pending an Investigation of
charges against them. I lie shovelers
marched to their headquarters with their
scoops on their shouldurs. The monthly
men at the various elevators have deter
mined to strike. This will completely
lie up the elevators.
Situation More Serious Than Ever.
Buffalo, May 15. Business is at a
standstill at the coal and ore docks, but
the railroads have men at work on their
docks handling freight. Thirty-five levee
negroes from Cincinnati were put to work
from the Central docks today. The
"monthly" men Irom tbe elevators held
a meeting and determined to order out
all the men who manipulate tbe elevator
machinery, including the steam shovels.
The situation lias not been so serious
Millions Ulvra Away.
It is certainly gratifying to the public
to know of one concern in the land who
are not afraid to be generous to the
needy and suffering, The proprietors
of Dr. King't New Discovery for con
sumption, conghs and colds, have given
away over ten million trial bottles of this
great medicine; and have the satisfac
tion of knowing it has absolutely cured
thousands of boneless cases. Asthma,
bronchitis, hoarseness and all diseases
of tbe throat, chest and lungs are surely
cared by It. Cell on Blakeley & Hough
ton, druggists, and get a free trial bottle.
Regular site, 60 cents and $1. Every
bottle guaranteed or price refunded. S
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
wovu mm Poworw co., nw vo.
Affairs Expected ly the
ASKS FOR PEACE
It is Thought His Agents Will Agree to
the Conditions Proposed by Ameri
can Commissioners Present Dis
position of Our Troops.
New York, May 15. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: A satis
factory conclusion is expected by the ad
ministration of affairs from the confer
ence which will be held by the Ameri
can Philippine commissioners which
Aguinaldo proposes to send to Manila.
In his dispatch to the war department
today, General Otis announced that Agui
naldo had sent a messenger to him ex
pressing a wish to send a commission to
"arrange terms of peace."
It is probably apparent to tbe Filipinos
that there is nothing to be gained by
conducting negotiations for the purpose
of obtaining a temporary cessation of
hostilities.' General Otis will not grant
an armistice, end be has shown that be
does not propose to stop flghtlug, no mut
ter bow many peace emissaries Aguin
aldo will send to Manila, unless they
agree to unconditionally t urrenJer. In
his dispatch General Otis shows, despite
the fact that Aguinaldo states his purpose
to sena a commission to arrange peace,
that be is making preparations to con
tinue military operations.
It is evident to tbe official from this
dispatch that General One has found it
necessary to change his plans. He has
been making preparations to attack Ba
color, where 9003 insura nts are believed
to be encamped, and it is presumed that
I he movements reporled today still have
that point as their ol jct.
Aguinaldo's Absurd Boasting.
London, May 15 The Filipino junta
here has received the follow in message
from Aguinaldo, cabled from Hong fv.ng
under date of May 12: "The Filipii.o
I government, in accordance with the gen
eral feeling of the country, has decided
to continue the war at all costs until
independence Is secured. The Filipinos
energetically refuse the American peace
overtures based on restricted autonomy
c 'Upled wiih promise of subsequent
elf government, The Filipinos demand
the strict fulfillment of the articles of the
American Constitution, and treaties con
tracted by American representatives
when imploring a Philippine alliance in
combating the Spaniards. All Filipinos
generally support Aguinaldo. General
Luna's reported ovoriuree for peace are
untrue. Our army is near Manila,
simullnnou oy attacking the whole
" The beat and rains are causing mat y
csualties In the American army. All
hospitals are crowded with the sick and
wimnded. Four hundred of the Cin
cinnati regiment have been Imprisoned
by Gf neral Otis for insubordination In
refusing to fight. ' The regular troops
quartered in Manila, and other towns
are quite. The volunteers are abused,
and always at the front with scanty
rations. Discontent betwe. n Americans
and Europeans in general."
Cold In Nebraska.
, Omaha, May 14. Tbe past twenty-four
hoars have been characterlxed by unsea
sonable cold weather, heavy rains and
severe hail ttormi throughout Nebraska.
Light frost is reported in some localities.
The worst storm of tbe spring struck
shortly after 0 o'e ck tonight, when a
tremendous downpour of rain, accom
panied by ball, occurred. Tbe bail fell
stealily for ten minutes and broke many
windowr, and did other damage. Street
railwav tr tlie was Interrupted, and tele
graphic aud telephonic communication
was iutert. r-t I w ith.
A Pleasant, Simple but Safe and
Effectual Cure for It.
Catarrh of the stomach has long been
considered t he next thing to incurable.
The UPiial eymptonsarea full or bloating
sensation after eating, nccompitnied with
sour or watery rigings, a formation of
gases canning a pressure on the heart
and lungs, and difficult breathing ; bead
aches, hVklr appetite, nervousness and
a genet al played mi', languid feeling.
There is often a f mi taste in the mouth,,
coated tongue and if the stomach could
he seen it would show a slimy, inflamed
The cure for this common and obsti
nate trouble is found in a treatment
which causes the food to be readily,
thoroughlydigestedbefore.il has time
to ferment aud irritate the delicate
mncoiis surface of the stoniHch. To se
cure prompt and healthy digestion ia
the one necessary thing to doand when
normal digestion is secured the catarrhal
condition will have disappeared.
According to Dr. Haslanson the safest
and best treatment is to use alter each
meal a tablet, composed of D at-taee,
Aseptic, Pepsin, a little Nux, Golden
Seal and fruit acids. These tablets can
now be found at all drug stores under
the name of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
and not being a patent medicine can be
used with perfect safety and assurance
that healthy appetite will follow their,
regular use after meals.
Mr. N J. Bonher.of 2710 Deaborn St.,
Chicago, III., says : "Catarrh is a local
condition resulting from a neglected cold
in the bead, whereby the lining mem
brane of the nose becomes inflamed and
the pnhonous discharge therefrom pass
ing backward imo the throat reaches the
stomach, thus producing citarrh of tbe
stomach. Medical authorities prescribed
for me for three years for catarrh of the
stomach without cure, but today I am
the happiest of men after using only one
tx x of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. I
cannot find appropriate wordn to express
my good feeling. I have flesh, appetite
and sound rest from their use.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is the safest
as well as the simplest and most con
venient remedy for any foim of indiges
tion, catarrh of the stomach, biliousness,
sour stomach, hearthurn and bloating
Send lor little book, mailed free, on
stomach trinities, by addres-irig F. A.
Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. The tablets
can be found at all drug stores.
The Kent lu the World.
We believe Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is the best in the world. A few
weeks ago we suffered with a severe Cold
an I i trotibleom cough, ami having
read their advertisements in our own
and other papers we purchased a
bottle to see if it would effect us. It
cured us l-f re the bottle was more than
half Uied. It is the bel medicine out
for colds and coughs. The Herald,
Andersni.ville, Ind. For sale by Blake
lev A Houghti n Drngulsts.
I ennsidar it not only a pleasure bnt a
duty I owe to my neighbors to tell about
the wonderful cure .ff- cled in n y case
by tbe timely ne of Clmmherlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea R medy.
I was taken very ha My with flux and
procured a bottle of this remedy. A few
doje. of it effected a perm .nent cure. I
take pleasure in recommending It to
others suffering from that dreadful dis
ease. J. W. Lynch, Dorr, W. Va. Thit
remedy la sold by Blakeley A llouuhton,
never been claimed that Chamberlain's
Pain Balm would c ist ont demons, bnt
it will cure rheumatism, and hundreds
bear testimony to the truth of thit
statement. One application relieves
the pain anJ this qoick relief which it
affords is alone worth many time sitt
cost. For tale by Blakeley A Houghton,
Caab la tear caeeke.
All eountv warrant! registered prior
to July 13, 1865, will be paid at my
office. Intereet ceases after April 19,
1899. C. L. Phillips,