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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY JANUARY 6, 1900.
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FOR THE BRITISH
C:i Frenci Mate! Fran Fin I
r.itish Losses Are Reported as Slight
', While Boers Are Said to Have
v Lost Heavily.
London, Jan. 2. The war office has
received the following from Cape Town,
ander today's date: Colonel Pitcher re
ports through the officer commanding at
the Orange river :
"I have completely defeated a hostile
command at the Sunnyside laager this
day, January 1, taking the laager and
forty prisoners, besiJes the killed and
wounded. Our casualties are two
privates killed and Lieutenant Adie
wounded. Am cam pud at Dover farm,
twenty miles northwest of Belmont and
tea miles from. Sunnyside."
London, Jan. 2. The success of Gen
eral French's column is at length con
firmed officially at the war office this
afternoon in a dispatch from Cape Town,
Ilonday, January 1 as follows: French
reports at 2 p. m. today from Coleskop
ty heliograph as follows:
''Leaving at Rensborg, holding the
e emy in front, half of the First Suffolk
and a section of the Royal horse artillery,
I started thence at 5 o'clock in the after
ixm December 81, taking with me Ave
squadrons of cavalry, half of the Second
Larks and eighty mounted infantry,'
crried in wagons, and ten gune.
J halted for four honrs at Maldors farm,
tad at 8:30 this morning occupied the
kttpje cver-loooking and westward of
Colesburg. The enemy's outpoets were
taken completely by sot prise.
"At daylight weBhelled the laager and
enfiladed the right of the enemy's posi
tion. The artillery Ere in reply was hot
from a 15-pounder, using Royal la bora
tot y ammunition, and other guns. We
Silenced the guns of the enemy's right
flunk, demonstrating with cavalry and
gnr.s to the north of Celesburg, toward
the junction, where a strong laager of
t-:e enemy was holding a hill position
southeast of Colesbury as far as the
junction. Our position cuts tholineof
retreat via the road and bridge.
'Some thousands of Boors, with two
guns, are reported to be retreating to
ward Norvalspont All of Remington's
scouts proceeded toward Achterland
yesterday morning. Slight casualties,
abut three killed and a few wounded.
Brief independent messages from
Insberg filed the eve of January 1
supplement General French's dispatch
but (lightly. According to them, the
British were still shelling the Boer post
tion at 5 o'clock Monday evening and
expected to enter Colesburg today
British losses were three men killed and
seven wounded. No officers were killed
or wounded. The Boers are supposed
to have suffered heavily, from the accu
racy of the British artillery fire. French's
statement that the Boers were using a
15-pounder and Woolwich ammunition
evidently refers to the one captured at
Slromberg. The Boer strength in the
engagement with French was estimated
at from 5000 to 7000 men.
Acetylene Gas Exploalon.
Stbo.mhiu-ho, Neb., Jan. 1. Eden Bap
t'at church, which was dedicated only
year ago, was totally destroyed by fire
this morning, and two people were
seriously injured. The fire was caused
by an explosion of acetyleno gas, with
which the church was lighted. The gas
generator and the furnace were both
located in the basement, and It is
tnpposcd eccaplng" gas was ignited by
the furnace. New Year's watch meet
.' 'gs were being held, and a largo number
cf people were present, but the most of
them (.adjust left the building when
ihe explosion occurred. The building
was badly wrecked, and what was not
destroyed by the explosion was con
tamed by fire.
Lkad, 8. D., Jan. 2. Christian Scicn
Jsts of Lead have rebelled against the
rders of the school board that children
..Mending public ichools must be vac
cinated. The orders of the board are
ibat each rupil, after rcasonablo time,
mast be vaccinated or not attend. To
day when school opens the children of
Scientists will attend as usual, and if
refused r.dmiesion, they threaten to take
the case into court and see bow much
power the school board has in the matter.
I'sherad In 190O at Hlllaboro.
IIillsboro, Jan. 1. The old year was
rung out and the cew year rung in with
vengeance in this city last night. Al
bert Tezier, editor of Mines and Metals,
was out from Portland, and for the 28th
successive year pulled a bell cor;? in one
of the city churches. The booming of
cannon at Forest Grove was plainly
heard in this place.
Says Whallen Tried to Buy His Vpte
Against Gocbel Money Pl&red in
Safety Deposit Box and Registered
in Harrell's Name, but Whalled Is
Alleged to Still Have Strings to it.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 2. After the
caucus last night Senator Harrell made
a statement in which he said he was ap
pioacbeu shortly before Christmas at
his home in Ruseellville, by a man who
asked him if he could be persuaded to
vote against Senatar Goebel. He told
him he might, and an appointment was
made "to go to Louisville next morning
and Pee John Whullen." Harrell then
described his trip, saying he and a com
panion met Whallen in a room on
Jefferson street. He continued:
"After some preliminary conversation,
Whallen asked me what was my price
for agreeing to stay out of the caucus,
vote against Goebel, etc. I said I wanted
foOOO. He replied that fjOOO was an
outrageous price, and suggested $2500. I
would not consent, and gradually he
raised the amount to $4500."
Harrell says Whallen then went to
the Fidelity Trust Company, after which
the two went to the Louisville Trust
Company, where a box was rented and
money, four $1000 bills and five $100 bills
was deposited. Harrell continued :
"Whallen then said to the vault clerk :
'Now let the doctor register the box in
his name. We had gone Into an agree
ment that be is to keep both keys, but
he is not to open the box unless I am
present The number of the box is 559,
as shown on the keys I turned over to
the caucus." ,
Senator Harrell said when ho reached
Frankfort he was Invited to a meeting
or anti-Goebel men at tho Fleming hotel,
where a statement of reasonb for oppos
ing Goebel was presented for signature
by those present. He excused himself,
however, and entered the Democratic
caucus, w here he made the char -i of
Ntata's Colter Filling:.
Salem, Jan. 4. State Treasure Moore
announces that money due tho ttate is
now coming in very rapidlv. Some time
ago the state land board passed a motion
directing the clerk of the board and the
attorneys for the board to urge the pay
ment of interest on state loans. Manv
borrowers from the school fund had be
come delinquent on interest and the
board notified these that their mort
gnges would be foreclosed unless they
paid up the delinquencies. This action
on the part of the board has resulted in
itie payment oi uacK interest ana more
prompt payment of accruing interest.
That Throbbing Deadacha
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Dr. King's New Life Pills. Thousands
of sufferers have proved their matchless
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Halionlo flag-lie In Maulla.
Manila, Jan. 3. Health officers have
found native with all the symptoms of
bubouic plague in a houso In tho walled
city, where two suspicious deaths have
occurred. The patient has been isolated
and every precaution taken to prevent
spread of the disease.
All persons wishing to take children,
either boyi or gl'Is, for legal adoption or
oil Indenture, should write to W. T.
Gardner, superintendent of the iioys'
and Girls' Aid Society of Oregon, at
Portland, who can procure for them de-
slrrtblo children of all ages. All applica
tions must be filed in advance, tf
Cain in lour Check a.
All canntv warrants registered prior
to March 2, 1830, will bo paid at my
office. Interest ceases after Jar). 5th.
1! 00. C. L. Phillips,
Cams Baci and Are
COVERY OF POSITION
But Not Confirmed Gatacres Strong
hold at Molteno Attacked by Boers.
Nr.w York, Jan 3. A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says: An unex
pected development of the situation has
occurred at Colesburg. Late advices are
that the Boers returned with reinforce
ments during tbeuight and occupied the
position from which they were driven
by General French on Monday.
Naauwpoort, Capo Colony, Jan. 3.
There was brisk fighting today in the
hills around Cole6burg. The Boers stub
bornly resisted the British at every
point, but gradually retreated. The
British held the extreme position to tin
south and eaat, overlooking the town.
Hills around Colesburg are numerous,
not in ranges, but in groups, making it
very difficult to hunt the Boers out.
Sixteen wounded havo arrived at
London, Jan. 3. Latest advices from
the Colesburg district tend to modify
the estimate of General French's success.
The predicted occupation of Colesburg
had not been accomplished last evening,
while the Boers' guns, announced to
have been silenced, were still active.
Sterkstbom, Cape Colony, Jan. 3.
Morning The Boers attacked Molteno
this morning. Brisk action is now in
Nkw York, Jan. 3. A special to the
Tribnne from London says : There is a
deepening sense of anxiety respecting
Ladysrnith, whence most disheartening
reports of the prevalence of sickness are
r celved. General lute reported a list
of nearly twenty deaths yesterday from
ontric fever and dysentery and seventy
one serious cases in the hospital. Dr.
Jameson bns all tho work he can do in
that fever nest. It is evident that the
garrison c.innot hold out long, and that
Sir Redvers Duller will not allow manv
lays to pis before striking a blow.
Transports with fresh battalions and
batteries arrived at Durban yesterday
and within forty-eight hours Sir Redvers
ought to be in readiness for a supreme
Tho Bjer line of defense i9 now de
ft :rihed as sixteen miles in length, hav
ing been ettended up and down the
Tugela in order to prevent a turning
miveuient. There are many dispatches
of minor interest from General BuMer's
cimp this morning, but no details in
d eating the direction of the next attack.
Scouting has evidently improved, for the
Hussars of Thorneycroft'a horse and
fleron out of every ton men who work In rolling mills, Iron foundries and elns factories dla
nf consumption. You know how early In lif those men pas away. The usual symptom is n
ImickIuk. 'iltnt couuli sometime short and Imckliifr. soint'tlinpii hnnl ami lrv. Tho itl nt
Kiowi weaker nnl thinner tiny hy lny. lentil rvrnttiully eoniniew. Th troiil'lp eomes trout
Intense heat, and tho eonstnnl tiihnlinK nf Hit lino tairtli'li-s of ilnst nnil lion thnt Mil tho air.
Tlieso pur-Helen, under n nilcmmiire, snow nn.ired, sliiirp rilKet, willed tear and inulltattt the
lolioiilH lining of the throat and Iiiiiks. Iorotual tores nro thus funned, and here it Is that
the Konns of eonstiiniitlnii rind a plaeo to feed and multiply. Acker's Knuli.h Koine.lv m
dixcovcred In Kiivland, and Is tho only euro in tho world for ttoltintf Mill t'ounuiuptloii. It
heals up the, sores, n room liens the uiucoim inemhninos of the hrcathhur orpins, permanently
stops tho eotiKh, Ootids up the eonslllutlon and Imparts vlnor to tho whole i)tem. It must
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other patrols are described as Laving
I had brushes with the enemy. Tire naval
guns remain in constant practice, but
the Boer guns are silent.
Fall With Tli Urlrig.
Tii.i.amook, O.-., Jan. 2. Coroner J
E. Tuttle left this city Sunday morning
for Forest Grove, with a buggy and bis
team of ponies, accompanied by a boy.
While crossing a bridge about seven
miles this side of Walt. Smith's, on the
Forret Grove toll road, the bridge gave
way. The whole outfit fell forty feet be
low in a heap, breaking Mr. TuUle's
right leg and injuring him internally.
The boy was rendered unconscious, and
one of the ponies was killed. Mr.
Illingsworth fortunately happened along
ten minutes after the accident, and gave
the necessary assistance.
Light Hun or Sal nnn,
Astoria, Jan. 2. The run of fhh iu
the river is remarkably light at the
present time, but the price is sufficient
to entice mauy fishermen to go out. The
price of steelheads Is seven cents per
pound, and for chinoolcs, nine cents.
The latter are very scarce, and it is
estimated that not over four a day are
being caught in the Columbia.
Will Be No Reduction for at
Least Six Months.
Nkw York, Jan. 3. A special to the
Herald from Washington says : There
will probably be no reduction in the
military force now iu the Philippines
for at least six months. Including nil
arms of the service, there are now in the
islands 65,000 soldiers, in addition to
about 1200 marines at Cavite and about
5000 soldiers on the warships. The total
of the fighting forces is thus fully 70,
The department wishes to avoid the
mistake made when General Otis first
took command, of underestimating the
difficulties to be encountered, and the
policy is to be followed of having more
men than too few.
Dull Headache, Pains iu various parts
of the body, Sinking at the pit of the
stomach, Loss of appetite, Feveriehnes?,
Pimples or Sores all positive evidences,
of impure blood. No mailer 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 poison) or any other blood
diseases. It is ceitainly a wonderful
remedy and we sell every bottle on
a positive guarantee. Blakeley & Hough
on' drii' store.
Great rrtclpltKilr.il nt I'cmlleton,
Pesim.lton, Or., Jan.. 3. Total pre
cipitation of moisture at this station in
the year 1809 was 19.92 inches. No re
cord exists of so heavy precipitation in
any previous year. The average for the
pas', six years his been 15.29 inches per
annum, and the heaviest in any previous
year has been 13.71 inchep, that being
t;ie precipitation for the year 1S97.
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
Presiflent Has MmM Ttese Ttrse
BATES IS TO
Great Pressure Was Brought Upon the
President to First Use the Va
cancies fur Promoting and Retir
ing Many Regular Army Colonels.
Nkw York, Jan. 3. A special to the
Herald from Washington eays. The
next batch of nominations to be sent to
the senate, probably tomorrow, will in
clude the names of these three officers,
who have rendered valuable and con
spicuous service in the Philippines.
Major-Genoral of Volunteers Mac
Arthur, lieutenant-colonel and assistant
adjutant-general, to be brigadier-general
in the regular army.
Brigadier-General of Volunteers S. B.
M. Young, colonel Third cavalry, to be
brigadier-general in the regular army.
Brigadier-General of Volunteers J. C.
Bates, Second infantry, to be major-general
of volunteers, to succeed the late
These promotions have just been de
cided upon by the president, notwith
standing the great pressure which con
tinues to be brought to bear upon him
to utilize the existing vacancies in the
grade of brigadier-general for t lie pur
poee of promoting and retiring, with in
creased rank, colonels of the regular
army with civil war records. By yield
ing ta this pressure, the promotion of
General Law ton was unduly delayed,
ami hid deith occurred before his aj-
pointmcnt could ba sent to the senate,
although it had been decided uroti.
The three officers chosen havo been in
the Philippines since tho beginning of
the war. Generals Young and Mac
Arthur have participated in more en
gagements than any other general officers
now in the islands. General Hates' work
li as been largely of a diplomatic
QUAY MAY GIVE
UP THE FIGHT
Sentiment of Senate Will Be Tested
Next Week Without Submission
of Question of Seating the Penn
sylvanian. Nkw York, Jan. 4. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: An op
portunity Is oflVred to test the full
strength of former Senator tiuay in the
senate without a direct vote on the
question of seating him. This will come
sometime next week, when the com
inittee on privileges and eveclionu re
ports his cine back to the senate.
There will be two reports.one signed by
Senators Durrows, CaHery, Pettns, Tur
ley and Harris, against seating Senator
Quay, and another signed by Senators
Chandler, Hoar, Pritchard at.d Spooncr
in liis favor. When these reports are
submitted, ft motion will bo made by
Senator Chandler to proceed to the im
mediate consideration of the case. The
question of the rights of a senator to a
seat beinit one of the highest privileges,
it is competent for Mr. Quay's friends to
insist upon immediate consideration.
They are anxious to have test made of
his full strength and I believe the result
cm be accomplished by a vote on this
Should a majority prefer to continue
with the currency bill, it is not im
probable that Senator tj iay may con
clude to have his appointment withdrawn.
powrn co., fw von.
Wilson's Report Against Boat Railway
M to Corns.
WORTHY OF SOME
Moody Says Scheme of Chief of Engi
neers Would Operate to Disad
vantage of Eastern Oregon.
Washington, Jan. 3.--The report of
General Wil?on against the boat railway
at The Dalles was sent toconjrees today.
It is fully as strong as predicted in the
dispatches two weeks ago. General
Wilson quotes from the report of the
local engineer officer, tityinr:
"A portage railway wilt meet the
urgent demands of the wheat district.
The obstructions of navigation in the
Columbia river from Three-Mile rapids
to a point above Celilo falls can be over
come in the most feasible, speedy and
economical manner and in that best
adapted to the present interests of com
merce and its future development by
the constructions of a portage railway.
I do not hesitate to report that in my
judgment the proposed improvement, by
the construction of a boat railway at an
estimated cst of $2,264,407 nt the pre
sent is an uu.vorthy one."
"In my opinion," says General Wilson,
"the locality is at present worthy of im
provemert only to tho n'ent nf con
structing Ja portage road to pass com
merce around tho obstructions between
Tho Dalles and Celilo."
Representative Moody says ho is glad
that General Wilson advises thst the ob
struction at The D.tlles wairanti im
provement. Tbat much is a valuable
concession. But be Points cut that the
ultimate r-. bsdii f r the construction of a
portitgo road would de to dccreioe rail
road rates slightly, hut endiek'nlly to
take all the trade from the portage road.
Iu which event it w. til.l I e pointed out
that there being but little treffic over
tha portage road there wou'd be no
necessity for a further and permanent
Improvement. Thus, while it is better
to accept the portage road than have no
Improvement, it is sten that the portage
road would really operate to the disad
vantaguofthe wheat mtn and farmers
of Eastern Oregon, and not produce the
cheap rates that are 'iei-irod.
Senators McDrhle and Simon were in
the chamber tod.iy on the reassembling
of congress. They both reported having
had a pleasant time in their visits to old
friondt duiing the holiday recess.
The senators do not expect to have an
Oregon man appointed sergeant-at-arma
of the senate, nor do thy expect to '.
Gilfry or Tnrner, who now occupy prom
inent pieces ii the stnite, disturbed.
Although Gi'f-y is a Democrat, his
knowledge of afl'.iirs of the senate makes
his Bt'rvics too v!uab'9 to be dispensed
The senator have not betn able to
agree upon a m tn for district judge of
Alafka, and so the Oregon delegation
has made norecommendation. Possibly
the appointment mill be held to see if
the delegation can get together.
Upon recommendation of Senator
Simon, Drs. E. H. Thornton and O. P. 8.
Pin miner, of Portland, havo leen ap
pointed members of the pension examin
ing board ( Portland, in place of Drs.
Fenton and Strong. Dr. P.ovce, the
third member of the board, will be
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