WEEKLY VOL. X THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 1900. NO. 17 .S KILLING THE PARTY Esmocrats Again Trying to. Full Bryan Down. CAN LEAD THEM : ONLY TO DEFEAT Fault is Found With His Adhesion to the Chicago Platform and His r Peculiar Expansion Views. Washington', Jan. 15. Another effort is being made to get Bryan to withdraw from tbe presidential canvass in ibe hope that tbe Democrats may have tome t"ght chance of winning before the people this year. It is now known that great many Democratic leaders have addressed letters to Bryan or to close friends of the Nebraska man, suggesting that in view of the fact that silver can not win in the coining campaign, it might be well for the Nebraska man to get out of the way and allow some con servative man to be nominated. Fault is found not only with Bryan and his persistent adhesion to tbe Chicago p'at form, but also with the peculiar position he has taken in regard to expansion. Having advised the ratification of the treaty against the protests of tbe leading Democrats of tbe senate, be is now tak trg a position against expunsinn, and tr.a gone so far in that direction that he bus offended many Democrats of the South, while his former attitude in sup-1 port of tho treaty offended tbe extermists in tbe other direction. It is not believed by the leading Demo crats here that any advise that may be given Bryan on this subject will have the least effect, as they feel sure that he la determined to lead the Democracy, which, with him at its head, will be de f ted worse than any party since Greeley's time. Representative Tongue today called on the attorney-general to hasten action looking toward the construction of Salem's poetoffice building authorized by the last congress. He learned that title to the site has been approved and that payment will be made in a few days. Tbe supervising architect is about to pre pare plans for the new building, and Mr. Tongno is using his beet efforts to have provision made In tbe specifications for Oregon material, brick oretone. This matter has not yet been fully determined oa, but it is expected local bidders will I s given tbe preference. REGARDING THE THORN CASE Preliminary Examination of B. F. Harvey, the Brakeman. Cottacik Ghovk, Or., Jan. 15. Squire Vaughan's court was packed today by those interested and curious to hear the -preliminary examination of B.F.Harvey, the brakeman who was placed under $500 bonds last Saturday upon the charge of r9 apon the person 5f Miss Minnie Tiiorn. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney L. T. Harris appeared for tbe state and Attorneys A. C. Woodcock and J. S. I.Iadley for the defense. Miss Thorn, the victim of the dastardly crime, was the first witness on tbe stand. She is a rr. Jest looking girl of less than sixteen years, and from the first created a favor able impression, telling her itory in a Straightforward manner. Only once or twice during the recital of her pitiful ttory did she hesitate and then ap parently from aversion to alluding to the d! jraceful affair. Tho defense failed to break down her evidence on crosi-ex-t (nation, and when she was asked why l ) did not reist and cry for help, she i.ed that Patterson and Harvey, who she alleged forced her upon the car, threatened her life. The examination of the witnesses took u? the greater part of the day. The ar f ment was strong on both sides, and c mimed about" two hours, the rase r: ling with Judge Vaughan about 5 o'clock. The aged justice was not long cc ning to a decision, and immediately announced that he would hold the de f . ndont to appear before the circuit judge cf Lane county at the next term of court' in the sum of $1000 bonds. Harvey ex pects Junction people to arrive on to morrow morning's overland to fix Lis bocd. Patterson has not as yet been beard from. Waters era Booming-. La Gbande, Or., Jan. 16 As a result of the heavy snow in the monntains and the almost incessant rain for the last forty-eight hours, the Grand Ronde river has reached a higher mark on its banks than at any time during the freshets of last spring. It is feared here that damage will be done the new steel bildges recently completed by the O. R. & X. Co. There is already some washing at the ends, but no serious damage is yet reported. The thaw and the heavy rains have made the valley roads practically impas sable. The feeding of stock on the farms without waste is also very seriously han dicapped. A January thaw at this alti tude is an nnusual occurrence, and old settlers report only two or three similar circumstances in the past twenty years. BULLER'S MOVE- . MENT KEPT SECRET Nothing Will Be Made Known Until He Has Succedecd or Failed. Pretoria, Jan. 13. As a result of the bombardment of Mafeking yesterday, the British fort at the east was de molished and the British retired. One Boer was wounded. Advices from the head laagar at Ladysmith report that the attack on that place January 6 was disastrous to the British and Ladysmith appears to be in some straits. Rsnsbuko, Cape Colony, Jan. 15. The Boers this morning attempted to rush Uie hill held by a company of Yorkshires and New Zealanders, but they were re pulsed at the point of tbe bayonet. The Boers had twenty-one killed and about filty wounded. London, Jan. 1G. A complete absence of news from Natal up to this hour proves that the censorship will allow nothing to pass until Buller's plans are executed or have tailed. Even General Roberts, in his report of yesterday even ing, deferred from mentioning a word about Natal or Buller. From other columns there is little news of movement. Modder river advices of yesterday's date only report the daily long-range shelling from which the Boers are supposed to have suffered severely. A dispatch from Sterkstroom, dated January 15, reports that Gatacre's troops had made a demonstration beyond Mol teno in the direction of Stroraberg in the belief that the Boers, intended to seize Molteno. The burghers wore not sighted and the British remained at Molteno. Arrivals from Stroruberg estimate that there are 4500 Boers at that place, mostly revolted colonists and Free Staters. President Steyn's brother is the landrost. General French continues to shell Boer positions, but nothing decisive lias taken place. Famous Tlctnre Sold. New York, Jan. 15. According to a cablegram from London, Sir Benjamin West's famous picture, "The Raisina of Lazarus," which for over a century has hung in Westminister cathedral, has been sold for 75O0 for the new Protestant Episcopal cathedral in this city. Bryan's Wentern Trip. North Yakima, Jan. 15. lion. J. D. Medill. of this city, is In receipt of a let ter from William J. Bryan, who says it is not now certain whether he can visit this state in February, as he had in tended. He promises to speak in North Yakima if lie comes to Washington. Land Patent Approved Wahivotoj. Jan. 11. The secretarv of the interior has approved a patent of 19.G38.G3 acres in The Dalles land dia trlct, Or., to The Dalles Military Wagon Road Company, the land being on the clear list. As a cure for rheumatism Chamber Iain's Pain Balm Is gaining a wide repu tation. D. B. Johnston of Richmond, Ind., has been troubled with that ail ment since 1802. In speaking of it he says: "I never found anything that would relieve me until I used Chamber Iain's Pain Balm. It acts like magic with me. My foot was swollen and paining me very much, but one good application of Pain Balm relieved me. For sale by Blakeley &, llonghton. Sine doesn't indicate quality. Beware ot counterfeit and worthless lalve offered for DeWitt's Witch IUcel Salvo. De Witt's Is the only original. An infallible enre for piles and all skin diseases. J SILENCE IS OPPRESSIVE One Small Messaie Fran General Bnlltr. !S STILL AT SPRINGFIELD French Scores a Victory Boers At tacked His Advanced Post and Were Repulsed With Twenty Killed and Wounded. London, Jan. 17. 2:33 p. m. Public anxiety regarding the advance on Lady smith remains unappeased, and the vague rumors that a general engagement is progressing, purporting to emanate from Durban and Pietermaritzburg, are based solely on tho belief that Buller's arrangements to advance would be coin' pleted Monday or Tuesday at the latest The war offica this afternoon posted this notice: "The following telegram is the only news which has been received In regard to Buller's operations near Springfield." The telegram then proceeds to report the death of a private from dysentery at Springfield bridge camp January 13, and the wounding of another private in a reconnaissance toward the Tugela river January 15. General French's success, though con soling to the British, is recognized as be ing only a Bide issue. The country is grateful to learn that the British losses in the engagement wero only six killed and five wounded. The news that two transports with troops have been ordered fiom Cape Town to Elizabeth indicates tbatsubstantial reinforcements are on their way to General French. Victory for French. London, Jan. 17. The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts, dated Cape Town, January 16, evening: "On the 15th the Boers made a deter mined attack on French's advanced post, held by the New Zealand mounted rifles and a detachment of the First York shires. The Boers were repulsed, having twenty killed. Their wounded are esti mated at not less than fifty. The attack was preceded by a long-range fire from one gun. Otherwise the eituation is un changed." M heeler Is Out or the Army. Florence, Ala., Jan. 17. Tbe first absolute news of the intended course of General Joe Wheeler, representative In congress from this, the eighth district of Alabama, came in a private letter to Hon. William J. Wood, state tax com missioner, and a personal friend of the general. The letter was mailed in Manila on December 2. In it General Wheeler states his intention to return to Wash ington, and referring to a bill affecting the mineral lands of Alabama, he says : "I expect to leave in a few days for the United States, and will devote my self to getting the bill through, which I think I can do. I could have -left here while the campaign was on without be ing subjected to severe criticism. I have resigned my position in the army." ROBERTS HAS THREE WIVES He Will Not Be Allowed to .Remain In Congress. Washington, Jan. 17. The special commiltea of the hou?e to investigate the case of Roberts of Utah, today reached final conclusion. On the polygamous status of Roberts the com mittee was unanimous, and agreed upon a formal statement of facts. On the question of procedure to be adopted the committee was divided. The msjority.consistingof all members except Littlefleld and Dearmond, favored exclusion at the outset. Littlefield and Dearmond will make a minority report favorable to seating Roberts on his prima facie rights and then expelling him. The committee, in its statements, finds that abont 1878 Roberts married Louise Smith, his first and lawful wife, by whom he had six children ; that about 1835 he married as a plnral wife Celia Dibble, who had ever since lived as such and has borne him six children, of which last were twins born August II, 1S97; that some years after bis marriage to Celia Dibble he contracted another plural marriage with Margaret C. Shipp, with whom be has ever lived iu habit and repute of marriage. Chairman Taylor was authorized to prepare the mj rity report. It will le ready in a few days and prospects are that the subject will be before the house early next week. Dearmond will sub' mit the views of the minority. Kearly Burled Alive. Chicago, Jan. 16. A special to the Chronicle from Indianapolis says: Mrs. Ellen Crosby had n narrow efcape from being buried alive in Crawford county. She was prouounced dead, and preparations for the burial were being made. While this was In progress her daughter, nineteen years old, worn out by exhaustion, lay down to rest, but her eyes had scarcely closed before she sprang up and peremptorily insisted that her mother's bodv bo returned to the bed. She remarked that her mother had called to her in her sleep, saying : "Mary, don't let them bury me alive." The undertaker complied with the daughter's request, saying it was but a dream, but tho daughter stoutly claimed the con trary and would not be denied. Nearly eight horns passed when Mrs. Crosby slowly opened her eyes and looked at her daughter, who had remained by her bed side, constantly watching for a return to life. Mrs. Crosby is now considered in a fair way to recovery. Must ltebulltl Track. Lewibton, Idaho, Jan. 17. The North ern Pacific train service out of Lewiston is completely paralyzed. It is doubtful if another train will leave this point or arrive here for fifteen days. No such utter demoralization has ever taken place in the history of the system from St. Paul to the Pacific coast. More than twenty-five miles of track has been washed out, and will have to bo rebuilt at a tremendous cost. There is no way of estimating the loss, but it will be enormous. The whole Potlatch valley has been washed clean by the flood, and not a bridge remains to show where the roadbed once was. As an indication of how complete a ruin has been wrought, the original profile of the road has been called for by the contracting engineers before they can begin to rebuild. Andrew Gibson, chief of the construct ing engineers on the Clearwater Short Line, has been ordered to annul all work on the new line and take a force of 1000 men and four complete work trains to the scene of the disaster. Horse Came Hlderlees. Junction Citv, Or., Jan. 16. William Burbe, who has been here several days in the employ of the Oregon Telephone Company, was drowned in Lancaster slough, near this place, yesterday after noon. He left here on horseback to go to Harrisbnrg. The water being high, he probably missed his bearing and got in too deep water. The horse returned in the evening without a rider, and a searching party left early this morning, returning tonight with the recovered body. He was aged about thirty-five, and had a wife and three children living in Salem. He was a member of the A. O. U. W. lodge, of Salem. Hmallpox Abating; lu Moro. Moro, Jan. 16. The so-called small pox or chicken-pox that has prevailed in Moro this winter is abating. There are a few cases yet, but they are closely quarantined in their own houses. There have been no deaths from the dieease. Another Great rire at Dawson. Tacoma, Jan. 16. The steamer Faral- Ion brings the brief news from Skagway that a large part of the business portion of Dawson burned last Wednesday night. The loss exceeds $500,000. No particulars. The steamer 'eft Skagnay before the de tails were received by wire from Dawson. Wheeler Coming Home. Manila, Jan. 16. General Wheeler will reinrn to the United States this week, making a stop at Guam on bis way thither. Three additional Cises of bubonic plague have been reported. Ihil Throbbing- Headache Won'd qu:ckly leave yon, If you used Dr. King's New Life Pills. - Thousands of suflVreis have proved their matchless merit for Sick and Nervous Headaches, They make pure blood and strong nerves and build np your health. Easy to take. Try them. Only 25 cents. Money back if not cured. Sold by Blakeley A Houghton, druggists. 1 A New Candidate for Congress. Ai.iuny, Jan. 17. It is learned from friends df Judge H. II. Hewitt that he has at Inst consented to allow the use of his name as a candidate for congress. Judge Hewitt is a man of ability, and has many friends throughout this judi cial district. Hejwill undoubtedly go in to the congressional convention with considerable strength. 5W ilBSOLUTEIY Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ovt BAKtwft towrrn po. . ww vpihc. NO FURTHER BAR TO GREAT CAN4L Claston Bnlwer Treaty Will Hot stand in ins Way. UNDERSTANDING WITH BRITAIN Since Negotiations for Abrogation of Treaty Failed and Since Agitation for Construction of the Canal Has Been Taken Up by Congress, a Discussion Has Occurred Between the Two Governments. Nkw York, Jan. 18. A special to tbe Herald from Washington says: It was said tonight by a member of the foreign relations committee that an understand ing exists between the United States and Great Britian under which this govern ment can proceed with the construction of the Nicaragua cnnal without reference to the provisions of the Clayton-Bulwer treatv. There is no doubt that since the negotiations for the abrogation of tbe Clayton-Bulwer treaty failed, and since tbe agitation of the construction of the canal has been taken up bv congress, a discussion hascccurred between the two governments, and it is understood that Great Britain has given this country as surances that it need not let the conven tion of 1850 stand in the way of action. It has been known for a year that Great Britian was willing to abrogate the convention on condition that eho receive concessions in the Alaska boundary con troversy, and it is rouble, if f he has made the statement credited to her, she has coupled it with tho understanding that her rights elsswheie nill receive consideration iu retuin for her con cession. Representative Sulsr has prepared an amendment to the Nicaragua canal bill, requiring that American labor be em ployed In connection with the construc tion of the canal. Kobbed the Uiave. A startling incident, of which Mr. John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the subject, Is narrated by Jhini as follows: "I was in a most dreadful condition. My skin was almost yellow, eyes sunken, tongue coated, pain continually in back and sides, no appetite gradually grow ing weaker day by day. Three physi cians had given me up. Fortunately, a friend advised 'Electric Bitters' ; and to my great joy and surprise, the first bottle made a decided improvement. I continued their use for three weeks, and am now a well man. I know they saved my life, and robbed the grave of another victim." No one should fail to try then). Only 50c, guaranteed, at Blakeley A Houghton's drug store. 5 SHERMAN TO BE THE CANDIDATE The Choice of Republicans for Clerk of the Senate. Niw York, Jan. 18. A special to the Tribune from Washington says: It is now believed certain that at the Re publican senate caucus to be held on Friday, Representative J. S. Sherman, of New York, will be dec'ared to be the candidate of the party for secretary of the senate, which.of course, is equivalent to an election, and that bis formal ac ceptance of the honor will be announced. At one time it seemed as if James II. Clarkson, formerly of Iowa, but more re cently claimini legal residence in New York, might became the choice of the caucus. But if his candidacy was really formidable at my stage, it certainly Re 'An Baking Powder fcURE ceived its death blow when the opposi tion of the older senators developed soon after the meeting of congress. The Democrats hope to have tbe con ference conclude to retain the services of the present serjeant-at-arms, Ricbartl Bright, but the Republicans, it is be lieved, will favor "Dan" Ransdall, of Indianapolis. The latter is a one-armed veteran of the civil war, was marshal of District of Columbia under the Har rison's administration ; took a prominent pint in the manaueineut of PresiWnt Harrison's campaign for renomination at Minneapolis, and combines with tire less energy and great suavity the happy faculty of tnakiug friends wherever bs goes. Among Republican senators Le seems a general favorite. WILL TURN ENEMY'S POSITION At Least Gen. Warren Hopes To It t Thought a Combined Forward Movement Has Begun. Londox, Jan. 18. The war office has received the following dispatch from General Roberts, at Cape Town, duW'd today : "I have received a telegram from Gen eral Buller, stating that one brigade and one howitzer battery have crossed Tugela river at Potgieter's drift. Five miles far ther west, at Trichard's drift, General Warren has thrown a pontoon bridge over tbe river. By this means part of his force crossed yesterday. The remainder ia expected by this morning to be on tbe north bank. General . Warren hopes tbac he will be able to turn the enemy's) position, which is five miles distant to. his right front, and ia being strongly en trenched. There are at least two cross ings by which ho can bring up tbe neces sary reinforcements." Officials of the war office here are satis fied that the tide has turned, and that news of more hopeful character from the British point of view will hereafter be the rule instead of the exception. That the British advance in n north easterly direction will be fiercely resisted) is fully anticipated. The Boer strength is probably superior to the British, and) dispatches show tint the burghers oc cupy strong positions. There is a doubt whether the Sproen kop, oicupled bv Gei eral Warren, is identical with Spio.ikop. If so, tbe British are within a few miles of Actom Homes, thr. scene of earlier conflicts be tween White's forces and invading Free Staters whence there is a good road direct to Lodysinilh. While General Warren's force was crossing the Tugela river, tho Boers oc cupied a thickly wooded position one mile north of the river, and sent several volleys into the advance guard. The British replied, and the artiilery opened on a neighboring kopje. As the 1'ritisb pushed across the river, the Boers found their position uncomfortable, and re tired to the hills. Immediately after the pontoon bridge was completed the whole British force crossed. Il is thought probable thtt a combined forward move ment has since developed. In the meanwhile the naval guns on Schwartakop have been persictf ntly shelling the Boer intrenchments faring the kopj '8 ccjnpied by General Little ton's brigade. A Sllie 11 UK rilH CIIDIT. Twenty-Ate Year' lunntant tne With out a Failure. The first indication of croup is hoarse ness, and in a child subject t Ibat disease it may betaken as a sure sign of the approach of an attack. Following this hoarseness is a peculiar rough cough. If ChamberU'n's Coti'h Kmedy is given as soon as the child Ik cornea hoarse, or even after the croupy conuh appears, it will prevent tho attcc'i. It is used in many thousands of homes in this broid land and never disappoints) the anxious mothers. We havo yet to learn of a single Instance in uli'r'i it has not proved effectual. No other preparation cn show tuch record twenty-tive vears' constant ue with out a failure. For tab by B'akeley & Houghton.