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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13, 1S99.
1!S state TSatttsFijlitiiij Bcp
at Six to Hie MornlEZ.
Gen. Gatacrc Is Expected to Take the
Offensive in Cape Colony Soon
Lady Wilson a Prisoner.
Pretoria, Wednesday, Dec. 6. Fight
ing commenced near ModJor liver at 6
o'clock this morning.
London, Dec. 8. While nothing in
the lateet messages from the British
camp at Modder river indicated an Im
mediate advance, it appears that
Pretoria has news that fighting wa9 re
sinned Wednesday. It la not shown,
however, whether Methuen has advanced
on the new position taken up by the
Boers or has merely engaged in recon
naissance in force.
Reinforcement are rapidly arriving at
Sterketrom to strengthen Gatacro, in
cluding much needed artillery. The
authorities expect speedy news that
Gatacre has taken the offensive, thus
diverting a portion of the Orange Free
Sute forces now obstructing the advance
A war office dispatch from Butler con
firms the statement that heliographlc
communication has been fully es
tablished with Ladysmith and that
Buller and White have been conferring
as to their future movements. The latest
advices from Frere camp show that the
bombardment of Ladysmith was con
tinued Thursday, Dec. 7. A pneumatic
dynamite gun on Umubulwana bill has
According to a special dispatch from
Pretoria, General Joubert recently pro
pped an exchange of prisoners, and es
pecially mentioned the exchange of Lady
Sarah Wilson for a Boer lady taken pris
oner at Mafekinjr.iLsdy Wilson is an
aunt of Winston Churchill, and the wife
of Captain Wilson, of the Royal Horse
jarda. This was the first definite news
that she was a prisoner. Lady Wilson
has been acting injthe double capacity of
newspaper correspondent and Red Cross
Serious Dissensions Reported.
New Yohk, Die. 8. A dispatch to the
Herald from London gives the following
adrices from Modder river :
It is reoortod that serion dissensions
have broken out in the Boer camp be
tween the Transvaal and Free Staters.
General Cronji Insists upon putting
Transvaal officers in command of the
Free State troops and says that the lat
ter will not fight. A trostworthy native
aho escaped from the Boers states that
ho drove his master, Andrew Cronj? and
Head Commandant Wessels away in a
cart after the battlo of Modder river.
They quarreled all through the journey.
Vessels severely blamed the Trans
H&lers for not coming to the assistance
l the Free Staters.
Jacobsdahl Is reported to be full of
Free Staters who are returning home be
"use ihey don't like the way the
English are shooting.
Project for Improving the Columbia
Submitted to Congress.
Waniun.iton, Dec. 7. The project for
40-foot channel at the month of the
Columbia river was submitted to con
fess today. It calls for an appropria
tion of t.2, 631,140 and has the Indorse
"nt of the engineer and the secretary
of war. It proposes to extend the pres
ent jwitya distancaof three miles, pro
ducing a scour which will give a channel
forty leet deep and of ample width.
The project was prepared by Captain
W.C. Landau, who, a'ter giving con-
wiu li ill 9 tjUCOiiwHt
c'uded that a mid-tide jetty, while cost
ins: Ihm ti.. . i,i,.K-i,i, utiv. will ftlvi
oainu am iiiiiiiiuxj J'" I
g less than a htgh-'.ldo jetty, will give
as satisfactory results.
It Will ho - tn. mafea tPnslve
iKtCBPHI J - -
'pairs to the existing jetty and ap
proaches before the work on the exten
sion can be taken np. It is proposed to
have the work done under the direction
of the United States engineers, material
to be furnished by contract, and labor to
Commander Howell Dead.
New Yobk, Dec. 9 Commander
Charles I. Howell, chief engineer of the
United States battle ship Maine, when
that vessel was blown up ia Havana
harbor, is dead at his home ia this city.
He died from an apoplectic stroke. He
was fifty years old and was born in
Goshen, N. Y. He was graduated from
the United States naval academy in
June, 1SG3, fourth in his class. His ap
pointment as an aesistant engineer dates
from August, 1870, and in 1876 he was
raised to the grade of passed assistant.
He was promoted to the rank of chief
enaineer in 1893. He served on the
Maine from 1S93 until the loss of the
He was then transferred to the Newark
and later was assigned to shore duty at
the Brooklyn navy-yard. He was made
a commander in September, 1899. He
was sitting at a table by the aide of
Lieutenant Fred W. Jenkins at the time
of the blowing up of the Maine. That
was the last he saw of the unfortunate
officer, who perished in the wreck.
Republican Editors to Meet.
Hn.LSiiOKO, Dec. 5. Notices over the
names of President D. M. C. Gault and
Secretary W. J. Clarke have been sent
out calling the annual meeting of the
Oregon Republican Editorial Association
for Monday, February 5. The meeting
will be held in the Chamberof Commerce
assembly room in Portland, at 10 o'clock
In the forenoon." The business coming
before the association is the election of
officers, the consideration of matters af
fecting the papers represented by the
respective editors, and determination of
a plan of campaign to be observed In the
political contests to be waged in 1900.
Caucht in a Fire Trap.
Reading. Pa., D?c. 7. One of the
most appalling fires that has ever visited
this city occurred today, when the ex
tensive hosiery mill of the Nellie & Horst
Company took fire, destroying the plan',
causing the death of one person, and in
juring fitty-seven other employes or the
company. What was at first supposed
to be the bodies of two persons proved
tonight to be the separated parts of one
body. It is that of Mies Louisa Clay.aged
48 years, who was the only person misl
ed. All the other employes have been ac
counted lor. Of the fifty-seven persons
who were Injured, thirty-one are badly
Astohia, Dec. 7. The body of Lonis
Love, the fireman on thireteamer Bailey
Gatzert. who mysteriously disappeared
about two weeks ago, was found this
morning in the river, a short distance
below the can company's wharf. The
bodv showed no marks of violence, so it
is practically certain that Love fell into
the liver and was drowned while re
turning to the steamer from a trip up
town. The body will be taken to Van
couver, Wash., for burial, as his family
Boers in Rear of Mctbucn's Army.
T ovimv. Dec. 8. The war offke has
just issued the following: No further
news has arrived from Methuen today,
but the following has been received irom
the Orange River station :
A railroad culvery was blown np
nr Grasoen this morning. The tele
r.h linn was also cut. Guides report
,.. firinirof guns toward the north."
The foregoing implies that the Boers
iim- nl rnmmunlcation behind
Methuen, which apparently ia no
Another .Presidential Ticket.
rm uMBUS. O., Dec. 9.-The union re-
for... nartv will nominate by direct vote
. .i,l,ntial ticket in 1900 on the estab
lish platform of the party, which con
sists of .single plank-advocating the
::.!.! nd referendum method for all
legislation, both stateand national. This
,L,il nirtn WA reached today by the
national executive committee of the
.,.,tv at a conference in this city witn
tne Ohio state executive committee,
Steclheads Expected This Week
i nr.. Dec. 9.-During the lat
ter part of the coming week the first
i .nr. l steclheads Is expected and a
number oi usm ' -
. in the water alter mem
The cold-storage people are paying five
(,,r all that are being
cems per i'""
Einmttt a Bankrupt.
i-D t)..f. 7. Joseph K. Em
r.:,r:,odv . !" in
- liabilities of m,,
and no aeeets.
A TERRIFIC GAS
Mil Man? Coal Stars at Csrlmii
Many Others Supposed to Be Under
Mine Wreckage Cause of Accident
Tacoha, Dec. 9. A mine explosion at
Carbonado, forty miles easterly from
Tacoraa, at 11 o'clock this morning,
killed thirty-three men. Identification
of the dead men is almost impossible.
The scraps of clothing that still cling to
the bodies of the men are carefully pre
served, laid nside and labelled to aid in
the identification. Frenzied relatives of
the missing men gather at the month of
the mine, watching eagerly to c.tch a
glimpse of the forms as th y ore hurried
by to the coroner's office.
The work of rescue is being rushed for
ward, but it may be days before tho last
blackened form is taken from the mine,
for many men are believed to lie huried
under masses of earth and rock. To ex
tricate them will take time, and thus far
the work of rescua has been pushed for
ward at the extreme endurance of the
workers, for the black damp and noxious
gases have driven the rescuers back re
Ominous Rumbling Under Town.
Carbonado, Wash., Dec. 9. Shortly
before 11 :45 o'clock this forenoon came
the first report of a terrific subterranean
explosion, in the mine of the Carbon
Hill Coal Company, the tunnels of which
run for miles under the town. There
was an ominous rumbling, smothered
sound for a few moments, and then It
ceased abruptly. People who had been
accustomed to a livelihood by mining
knew at once what this meant, and stood
around with blanched faces.
Apprehensions of some fearful disaster
were confirmed in a little whilo with in
formation that the morning shift I"
tunnel No. 7 had been caught in an ex
plosion of firedamp. Between seventy
o,,H olirlitv men were at work in the
mine at that time, and the meager re-
port conveyed the information that all
must hnve been killed, as thero was no
chance of escape. Those w ho were not
killed outright would be hemmed In by
the falling walls and limlrs and suf
focated by the fumes and smoke before
any relief could come.
Tough Skull Saved a Negro.
Lewiston, Dec. 10. In a quarrel over
a game of cards at 5 o'clock this morn
ing, Jack Mason, a white man, snot
Harry Ruiz, a negro, in the miuuie oi
the forehead. The bullet struck the ne
gro's skull, was flattened and passed
clear around the head under the scalp,
coming out near the back of the neck.
The negro walked away and found a
The wounded man is a barber who
came from Portland last April. Jack
Mason, who did the shooting, escaped
arrest. He was a gambler, and has been
in Lewiston for six years.
While Our Troops Had Only One Killed,
Six Wonnded Story Told by an
Escaped Spanish Prisoner.
tir ...... v rw. 9. The war
partment has received the following from
Manila. Dec. 9.-A dispatch from
General Young, at Vigan yesterday, says
that escaped Spanish prisoners report
four hours' engagement on the 31 Inst,
between his troops and Agninaldo's guard
near Cervantes, flftv miles southeast of
Vlgan, with a heavy loss to the enemy,
who is being pursued. Our loss was one
killed and six wounded. The Inhabit
ante, of their own accord, joined the
troops In repairing the trail and carry
"Have pushed the column to San Jose,
south cl Bangued. Howe', column is on
the rear trail; BaUhler' battalion ot
the Twenty-fourth Ia out of reach, north
of Biyombong, evidently descending the
river. The natives report fighting twenty
miles north. The uavy readies Aparri
tomorrow. A column tf MaeArthor's
troop, the Twenty-fifth infantry, in re
ported near Iba, on tho west coast
Ztmbales. Grant's column is nearSublg
'Lawtou is in Bulacan prov'nee today,
with sufficient troops to overcome op
position and scatter the enemy. It U
probable the troops which engaed
Aguinaldo'a guard are Hare's command,
as he was reported t be close in the
insurgent leader's rear."
Advances in Wages.
Indianapolis, Dec. 8 The United
Mice Workers have received notice of an
advance of 15 per cent in w ages In the
Fairmount, W. Va , oal region, bv two
of the largest operators in the state.
This is the second inereaee within three
months. Other West Virginia operators,
it is said, w ill follow.
Boston. Dec. 8. The executive com
mittee of the American Woo' Company
today decided to make a general in
crease of 10 per ceut in wages of
employes. The increase will affect mills
in section? of New England, and benefit
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 8 The Angusa
Manufacturers' Association voted today
to increase wages of operatives 10 per
cent, the new schedue to take effect Jan
uary 1. The advance will affect nearly
President McKinlcy Sent a Reply
Sufficient to Prevent Any Contem
plated Injury of Prisoners, but It
Is Not Known Whether It Reached
The Rebel Leader.
Nmv York, Dec. 11. A special to the
Herald from Washington says : Consid
erable concern has been felt iij official
circles for some time respecting the fate
of American prisoners still held by the
Filipino insurgents. This is due to an
intimation made by Aguinaldo In a note
to General Oiis, delivered a month ago,
that grave injury might befall the pris
oners if recognition of the so called Fili
pino republic bv the United States were
longer delayed. It was in answer to this
threat that the president sent n message
Otis for transmission to
A,,iiinaM,i annnniiciiiir that if the PTE-
oners were maltreated in any manner he
and his subordinates would be held per
At that time Agninnldo was believed to
be within the cordon established by the
American troops reaching from San
Fabian to San Ieidro. While it cannot
be learned that Aguinaldo received the
communication, General Otis un
doubtedly succeeded in apprising him ol
its contents, and, knowing the reeult ol
wanton inj'iry either to the American or
Spanish prisoners, it is hoped here that
Aguinaldo will see that they aro pro
lected from barm.
Agninaldo's effort to secare recognition
by threatening Injury to the prison
ers is considered by the officials as the
last card to be played by the insurgent
leader. It has been noticed that although
the insurgents have permitted many
Spanish prisoners to escape, they have
carefully held the American prisoners.
This leads the officials to believe that
Aguinaldo hopes, if finally captured, to
make terms advantageous to himself.
This would be impossible if the prisoners
were found to have suffered any harm.
Dull Headache, Pains in various parts
of the bodv, Sinking at the pit of the
stomach, Loss of appetite, FtveriehnesB,
Pimples or Sores all positive evidences
of impure blood. No matter how it
became so It must be purified in order to
obtain good health. Acker's Blood
Elexir has never failed to cure Scrofulous
or Syphilitic poisons or any other blood
diseases. It is certainly a wondeiful
r,n.lv and we sell every bottle on
a positive guarantee. BlakeleyA Hough
ton's drug store.
Two Children Were Shot.
Orioon City, Dec. 10. Yesterday was
notable day for accidents in Clackamas
county, beside the two already reported
The 9-year-old daughter of L. Dovinsky,
livlnir near Holcomb's, was accuientiy
shot through the triceps brachialis reus
cle of the right arm. The little girl's 12-
year-old brother playfully pointed a rifle
toward ber, not knowing that it was
Christmas will soon be hero. Weather indica
tions do not say so, but tho interior of our store may
le taken as evidence. We aro busy as bees display
ing the many new things wo have gathered for this
occasion and in but a day or two we will tell you of
our readiness. In tho meantime como in and look
around. Every day sees something new arriving,
and wo aim to lose no timo in showing them.
la Children's Worstad Dresses.
These dresses are of superior quality. Tho ma
terials used are of tho better grades, whilo tho trim
mings, tho designs and tho tit and finish bespeak
care in tho making and honesty throughout. Still
our prices are not high.
Every dress is lined throughout and i3 made
with a deep hem. Sizes range from 3 to 14 years.
They como but one, two, or sometimes three of a
style, for we had in mind these dresses wero for nieo
wear and it would not do to have too many of any
ono style. The values run from $2.93 to G.50 regu
larly. This week wo quote special, tho following
made of a pretty bine cashmere,
fancy yoke trimmed with three
rows of narrow whilo silk sou
tache, braid and srnull pearl
buttons, edged with a silk rib
bon rnHls. three rows of same
braid around enff and bottom,
lined throughout. Nizxs 4. 5
and 6 years. Pricu f '2.!)o. Kb-due-id
this week to
A. M. Williams & Co.
Wrlt-d. Lite in the atternoon the 10-
year-old son of Clark Gauong was accl- j
dentally shot in the right hip with a 'il- 1
caliber rifle. Ha was out bunting with
another small small boy, and while chas
ing a rabbit out of Ja pile l brush, his
companion fired, the shot inlying Us
mark. On account of the small nze ot
the cartridge in a flitah wound, no bad
results are expected. The 12-year-old
son of Register C. B. Mooree, of tho land
office, suffered the fracture of the collar
bone, while playing football last evening.
Catarrh Cannot li Cnrril
with Wal applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
la blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it yon must take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken Internally, and acts directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.
It was was prescribed by one of the best
physicians In this country for years, and
is regular ptescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifiers, acting directly
made of an all-wcel navy blue
TrrCJt cloth, fancy reveres
trimmed in white silk soutache
braid and cut eteel buttons,
lined throughout with a good
percaliue, deep hem at bottom.
White grained leather belt
with covered buckle. Sizafor
a girl of 10 vears only. Price
$5.00. This "week
We have a few ton m iny of an
all-worsted, navy blue, Lidies'
Mackintosh ; made with a
double breasted detachable
cape, box-pleat in hack. Fin
tire garment lined throughout
with a changeable Taft'i'tta silk.
Therefore, the irtce this week,
instead of $10.00, is
on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results in
curing Catarrh, ."-end for testimonials,
F. J. CiiasxY A Co., Props., Toledo O.
tSold bv dmiififiste, price 7?e.
Hall's Family fills are the best.
Thirty-Xinth Regiment Reached Manila.
Washington, Dec. 8 Genera! Otis
reports the arrival til the transpoit
Olvuipiit with the Thirty-ninth Infantry
one battalion of the Forty-ninth infantry,
and somo recruits. No casualties on tho
Change in Spokane Falls i Northern.
pok ank, Wash., Dec. 0. James J.
Hill has resigned as president of the
Spokane Falls A Northern railway, and
James N. Hill was today elected presi
dent at a meeting of the board of trustees
held in this city.
One dessn of Gilford's photos will
make you twelve fine presents. What
wrull ba appreciated more for tho