WEEKLY 5 0 , t r iivtrt r f w VOL. X THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, lfcOO. NO. 18 Is IDYSM1III HAS BEEN RELIEVED i:l General Vara Killei in Mm Si Says Etprt i:0 CONFIRMATION OF NEWS Geieral Littleton's Force Supported by Artillery Fire, Made a Demonstra tion in Direction of Breakfoatein Kopje, the Boers Retreating. London, Jan. 19. It was rumored on the stock exchange this morning that a" -r eighteen hours of fighting, Lady- !;h had been relieved and that Gen. Warren was killed. Nothing was ob is' able, however, tending to verify the ru-. or and it had no appreciable effect on stock. Ppiarman's Camp, Natal, Thursday evening. The Boer trenches have been persistently shelled by naval guns all day long. Small parties of Boers were seen at intervals, and a large force from the direction of Ladysmith was seen re treating to the northwestward of the British position. A balloon did good service in observing. Ceneral Lyttleton's force made a demonstration in the- direction ot iho LVakfontein kopjes, four miles north of tl.s-British position, nnder cover of heavy artillery fire, to which the Boers dlJ Hot respond. On the lett General Warren's troops are now in possession of two prominent kopjes behind Spinkop. There were some Boer scalping, but it was ineffective. Tje Graafrienet Boers evacuated Pries ka Jan. 16, and returned northward cross the river. Will Move Quickly. London, Jan. 19.-2:22 p. m. Mea S8;n from the front appear to confirm tts general impression that events in Natal will now move quickly, though hardly as rapidly as tongues and pens of rumor-mongers. There is nothing up to the present to support the story that the relief of Ladysmith is an accomp lished fact, but it is learned on excellent authority that the situation is now re ga.ded by the war office with entire confidence, and that the beleagured town is considered practically relieved, although -there is no attempt to under rate the danger and difficulty of General Culler's task. ONLY A FEW SPORADIC CASES Tlal was but 49, of Which 40 Proved " Fatal Much Interest Has Been Aroused by Publication of Secret Decree by Empress Dowager of China. . Yokohama, Jan. 3, via Sao Francisco, J3. 19. The plague ceases to attract mzM attention, only a few sporadic 'a 1 showing themselves from time to time. The whole number of cases thus far throughout the empire has been on ly 43, of which 40 proved fatal. The chief injury sustained has been to the bualness Interests of Kobe, which has a.", red severely, and also' by railway com panics, passenger travel having been greatly deterred by stringent quaran tine regulations. A lively interest has been aroused by the publication of the secret decree of the empress dowager of China, In which she shows a becoming appreciation of the danger which threatens the empire f c a foreign aggression, and holds the r Incial governors to strict responsl t. f for Immediate defense of their re spective provinces, should attack be made npon Ihem. "The various powers," she says, "are casting upon us looks of tiger-like to rt ty, hustling each other in their : 'lavors to be the first to seize upon our Innermost territory. They think thct China, having neither money nor trorps, would never venture to go to war itti them." Speculation is, of course, rife as to what has harpenad to bring oat this decree, eminently suggestive as it ! of this stiffening of China's backbone. Some attribute it to an undemanding with Japan, it being reported anew that ex-Minister Yauko ii to return there aa Japanese adviser to the taung-li-yainau. Other see in it an assurance gathered from the relations with the United Slates government, which, it is thought were indications that the new power in the East bas provided for the protection of its trade interests In China, by (flow ing strong sympathy with the empire in its present evil plight. Urjan Turned Down. Annapolis, Sid., Jan. 18. The Mary land bouse of delegates, which is over whelmingly democratic, today refused to indorse William Jennings Bryan as the recognized leader of the democracy of the United States, and practically killed a resolution introduced by a free silver advocate to invite Mr. Bryan to address the body. Mr. Wills, of Talbot county, who in troduced the resolution, asked that it be carried without reference, but the prop osition was voted down, and the speaker referred it to tho committee on federal relations. Btqutiti fur Mattel Liable to Legacy Ta. Port Towxbend, Jan. 19. According to a ruling received today from the treasury department and made by the commissioner of internal revenue, a be quest of money to a priest for the pur pose of saying masses for the repose of the soul is liable to legacy tax. The case came before the commissioner from Illinois, where a bequest had been made for that purpose. Freight Collided With a Paaneoger. ' Spokane, Wash., Jan. 18. Five per sons were injured, one probably fatally, this morning by a tail-end collision on the Great Northern near East Spokane, A freight train ran into the rear of the east-bound passenger train, the engine going about one-third of the way through the rear sleeper. The accident occurred about 9 o'clock, when passen gers were at breakfast, hence the num ber of injured was smaller than it would otherwise have been. Blew up tbe Safe. Eu.ensburq, Wash., Jan. 18. The office of Tjnssem & Son, millers, thrfe miles from town, was burglarized last night. The safe was blown to atoms, evidently with nltro-glycerine, and all its contents taken. The burglars se cured $300 in cash and about the same amount In checks. In addition they took or destroyed all the papers in the safe, many of which were valuable. Pieces of the safe were picked up 40 feet away. A typewriter was wrecked, and office furniture badly damaged. The sheriff was notified by telephone and immediately set to work on the case. All Mini be Vaccinated. Baker Citv, Or., Jan. 18. The city council has ordered that every person in this city, over the age of six months, shall be vaccinated. Failure to comply with the order will subject the offender to punishment by a fine, at the discre tion of the police judge. Health Officer Hayes and his assistants are directed strictly to carry out tbe order, which is prompted by the prevalence of the light form of smallpox in this city, from which no deaths havo resulted in CO cases. A Thousand Tonguea Could not express the rapture of Annie E. Springer, of 1125 Howard St., Phil adelphia, Pa., wheq she found that Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption had completely cured her of a hacking cough that for many years had made life a burden. All other remedies and doctors could give her no help, but she says of this Royal Cure "It soon re moved the pain in ray chest and I can now sleep soundly, something I can scarcely remember doing before. I feel like sounding its praises throughout the universe." 80 will every one who tries Dr. King's New Discovery foran? trouble of the throat, chest or lungs. Price 50c and $1. Trial bottle free at Blakeley 4 Huughton'a drug store; every bottle guaranteed. 5 Will Qo to Court. Washington, Jan. 18. Roberts of Utah announces that he will fight his case in the courts if be is denied a seat as member of the house. Roberts has been making his contention on the ground that the constitution prescribes certain qualifications for a member, but he ought to know that the same consti tution allows the house to be the judge of its own members. No court will un dertake to set aside decision of the house on such question, especially as It would have no power to enforce it. ' The modern and most eflVctlve cure for constipation and all liver troubles the famous little pill known as DeWllt s L.:tlie J-.arly Kisers. RAILWAY WAR IS ENDED Northern Pacific Ii Have tbe Clearwater Ciantry. MOHLER TO LEAVE THE 0. R. & N. Northern Pacific to Have Trackage Down Columbia and the Union Pacific to Pugct Sound. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 20. A special from New York, says: The dispute between the Northern Pa cificand the O. R & N. Co.,, over the right of the respective roads to extend their lines in the Clearwater territory in Idaho, has been settled, and the North ern Pacific Is master of the situation The O. R. & N. Co., has withdrawn its claims to the Clearwater country, which is left iu undisputed possession of the Northern Pacific, and the next move will be the retirement of A. L. Mohler from the presidency of the O. R. & N Co., and bis transfer to the presidency of the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf. Formal announcement of the agree' ment between the two roads will be de ferred until February 5, when the official time of the six months' truce between them will expire, but tbe papers in the matter are practically ready for signa' ture, tbe fight is ended, and there will be no more trouble. The termination of ' the Clearwater difficulty marks tbe end of one of the most bitter railroad wars ever waged in this country. Every phase of railroad politics, diplomacy and force was brought into play by the lines interested. The Union Pacific took up the question in dispute. In order to facilitate an arnica ble settlement the Northern Pacific offered the use of its Portland-Tacoma line fo tbe Union Pacific in exchange for similar track privileges on the Col umbia, and the Union Pacific was offered the alternative of accepting the proposi tion or having the Northern Pacific parallel the line of the O. R. &. N. Co., from Lewiston to Portland. The Union Pacific has had the offer nnder considera tion several months, and it has finally decided to sccept it, and to refrain from extending the O. R. & N. lines In the Clearwater district. STRUGGLE TO BE RESUMED Unless Dutch Have Retreated War ren's Force Pushing Us Way to the besieged City London, Jan. 21. The war office short ly after midnight posted the following dispatch from General - Buller, dated Spearman's camp, January 20, evening: "General Clery, with part of General Warren's force, has been in action from 6 a. m. till 7 p. ro. today. By a judicious use of his artillery he has fought his way up, capturing ridge after ridge for about three miles. "The troops are now bivouacking on the ground he has gained, but the main force is still in front of them. "The casualties were not heavy. About 100 wounded had been brought in by 0:30 p.m. The number of killed has not yet been ascertained." . It is evident from General Buller's dispatch to the war office and the ad vices to the Associated Press from Spear man's camp that a big battle is now be ing fought. As far as can be gathered from these dispatches, the results remain undecided, and unless the Boers withdraw during the night, tbe engage ment on which hangs the fate of Lady- luiith, and which may prove the turning point of ihe whole war, will be resumed thla morning. ProgreM of the Battle. Spearman's Camp, Jan. 20, 11 :15 a, rc. The firing of field guns was heard early this morning on the left. Evident ly General Warren bas commenced the bombardment' f the Boer trenches on Tabanmyana mountain. Theie was also brief musketry fire. Among the prisoners captured Thurs day was a grandsonln-law of President Krtigor. Evening The Boer trenches were shelled continually today. General Lyttleton's brigade advanced and oc copied a kopje 2000 yards from the Boer position at Brakfontein. A company of rifles advanced with a balloon in action, and was received with a heavy fire from the Boers. Tbe artillery and musketry fire con tinues from General Warren's position The enemy has not shifted Its position at the time this dispatch is sent, and shells have set fire to the grass. Lord Dundonald's force Thursday sur prised 350 Boers. The British, who were! posted on a kopje, allowed the Boers to advance leisurely before opening fire. The Boers did not reply, and a majority of them galloped oJ. It Is re ported that the remainder surrendered. hrUttau Science Victim. Council Blvffs, la., Jan. 18. Mrs. P. E. Yates, of Tabor, la., against whom the grand jury has returned an indictment for manslaughter in connec tion with the death of her daughter, Ethel, in this city January Eth, was ar rested at her home today and is now in jail here awaiting the perfecting of her bond in the sum of $3000. The girl died of appendicitis after the . physician at tending her had been dismissed and she bad been for several days under the care ot a "divine healer." American Soldier Attempted to Kill Otli. Chicago, Jan. 19. A special to the Record from Victoria, B. C., s.tys: J. P. Molera, who arrived from Manila, tells of an attempt on the life of General Otis. In conversation in reference to the situation there, he said that General Otis once appeared on the firing line, when a shot from the rifle of one of the soldiers whizzed uncomfortably close to his head. As to who fired the shot no clew was discovered. DEATHS JOHN RUSKIN Great Art Critic and Writer Passes Away. London, Jan. 20. John Ruskln died this afternoon of influenza, aged eighty one years. He was born in London, February 8, 1819. His taste for art was early .mani fested, and after graduating at Oxford he studied under Harding and Fielding. From the study of painting he took up that of architecture. His first work, "Modern Painters," was written in 18-13 CO. Harvey Got Itoudnmen. Cottage Gkove, Or., Jan. 19. Frank Harvey, who was held in the circuit court for assaulting Winnie Thorn, promptly secured bondsmen, and re sumed his former position as brakeman. On tho witness stand, Miss Thorn Identi fied Harvey personally and by tho clothing he wore. Sentiment is strong against Harvey and Patterson. The former has a wife and two children at Junction City. Geo. Patterson, who was placed under $2500 bonds, was tin able to get sureties, and was committed to jail at Eugene. He waived exami nation. Pullman Conductors' Wage Cat. Chicago, Jan. 18. In a circular which has been posted on the walls ol the Pullman euboffice at the union depot, a reduction in the wages of sleeping-car conductors Is announced. The amount of the cut is said to be in many cases as much as 20 per cent. Whether the reduction is to be made among all employes of the company or is to be en forced only on some lines is a question. Suicide of a frleoner, Salem, Jan. 20. Joeeph Willard, who was held at the county jil 011 a charge of murder, committed suicide at 10 o'clock this morning. Unfastening a sash cord of a closet window, he tied one end to a waste pipe, and, making a nonse, he slipped it around bis neck and leaped from a window Bill. Ten minutes later his body was found dangling from the pipe. "I ans ImUbted to One Minute Cough Cure for my health and life. It cured me of lung trouble following grippe." Thousands owe their lives to the prompt action of this never failing remedy. It cures coughs, colds, croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, grippe and throat and lung troubles. Its early use prevents con sumption. It is the only harmless remedy that gives immediate results. I'endleton Won at lleppner. Hei'iwkr, Or., Jan. 20. A football game between Pendleton and Heppner was played here today. The rcore was 5 to 0 in favor of the Pendleton boys. Use Clarke A Falk's quinine hair tonic to keep dandruff from the bond. 1 ABSOLUTELY Makes the food more delicious and wholesome OV, I fUKftfO OWOf BOERS HELD THEIR OWN Gen, Warm a! as Early Hw Coin niEicEl a riasSiiij Msveiut. SHRAPNEL POURED AMONG BOERS Batteries of the British Worked Con tinuously Boers Had Few Can non and Devoted Their Attention to Musketry Firing Captain Honley, of the Dublin Fusiliers, Fell Mortally Wounded. Spearman's. Camp, Jan. 22,9:30 a. ra. Early on Sunday morning General Warren commenced a fl inking move ment on the extreme left of the Boer position. The infantry advanced at 5 o'clock in the nforning along the ir regular sides of Tabamyama mountain. which ends at Spioukop. Tho artillery positions were behind and on the plain. The British carefully worked along the hills until within 1000 yards of a com manding kopje, on which the Boers were concentrated, concealed behind immense boulders strewn thickly over the hill. The artillery opened the attack and the batteries worked continuously, pour ing tons of shrapnel among the Boers, who devoted their attention to musketry firing 011 the British infantry. The Boers uck to their rocky fastnesses with eatest tenacity and at the conclusion of the day the Biitish had only advanced across a few ridges. The Boers apparently have few guns, and they did little damage. Captain Honley, of tho Dublin fusiliers, fell mortally wounded while leading his men to seize a fresh point of vantage. ltcrult Not Known. London, Jan. 22.-2 :30 p. m. Nothing has been received thus fur to. lav to indi cate that any conclusive result has been reached by the British forces iu the region of tho upper Tugeln, and the lack of information regarding the number of men and the munitions the Boers have in reserve prevents accurate determina tion of the measure of real success at tending the two days' hard fighting. All that enn be said is that the British seem to be doggedly advaucing in tbe f:ice of equally stubborn lesietaoce. At the close of yesterday's fighting, the Republicans had merely evacuated their first line of defense to taku np an other semi-circular position a short dis tance in the rear, recalling the old burgher ruse by which the Boers had previously managed to entice the British into fatal traps. Dispatches from elsewhere Iti South Africa this motning give trivial details of minor happenings, and do not II pminiite the situation. THE ALASKA C0LLECT0RSHIP Still Held it) Abeyance Oregon Says She Should Have I teen Consulted. Wahiusgton, Jan. 20. Tho seleclion f a collector to succeed Ivey in the Alaska district is still held In abeyance, and it is understood awaits snch repre sentation as Senator McIirUle desires to make to the president. There is con siderable feeling engendered over the matter in the Oregon delegation. Mv Pride and the houso members feel that they should have been consulted before any recommendation was made by Senator Simon. On tbe other hand, Simon says that notwithstanding this appointment has been given for many years to Oregnn men, It was in no sense an Oregon appointment, snd it was tURE ft CO. , NfW YOK.K. promised to him a Ion time ago by the president, without any suggestion as to having the Oregon delegation agree upon it. That was when the charges were first made against Ivey. Afterwards, when Ivey came here and it became ap parent that there should be a vacancy, the matter was again taken np between the president and Senator Simon, and, in accordance with the promise prev iously made, Senator Simon made the rt commendation. There is talk about how I lie members of the delegation have previously agreed upon appointments ol Oregon men, but it is also recalled that Governor I.crd was appointed solely upon Simon's rec ommendation, none of the other mem bers joining him. Checka Without Funds. Ashland, Jan. 21. H. C. ttollins, the dapper young bartender rbrmeily em ployed in the Hotel Oregon, in thistity, who is b.idly wanted for kiting checks and drawing drafts on imaginary de posits in the Bank of Ashland, w hich he found parties in Medford, Grant's Pass and Ilornbrook, Cal., to readily cash, has again been heard from, at Marsh field, Coos county, where it is said he has been operating his game.' On the 15th Inst., he is said to have drawn a draft for (50 on the Bank of Ashland in favor of John Curran, which was cashed by that gentleman and was on Saturday returned, protested, to him. Collins is said to be an old hand at this game, hav ing done the tame kind of work in Minnesoti, wher ho went by the name of Codder. It is supposed ho has left Coos county for California. "One Minute Coujh Cure is the best reinely I ever used for coughs and colds. It is unrqitlled for whooping cough. Chrildren all like it," writes IU N. Williams, Giniryville, Ind. Never fails. It is the only harmless remedy that gives irrmediate results, Cures coughs, colds, hoarness, croup, pneu monia, bronchitis ami all throat and lung troubles. Its early uso prevents consumption. What Hath (lod Wrought." New York, Jan. 21. Mrs. Annie Ells worth Smith, widow of Roswell Smith, founder of the Century Company, died at her home here today, age. I 73 years. It was Mrs. Smith who, in 18-14, when she was a girl of seventeen, sent the famoui first telegraphic message, "What hath God wrought?" from the United States supreme onrt room, Washington, to Baltimore. Her f.tthcr, Henry L. Ellsworth, a son of Chif Justice Oliver Ellsworth, was thx first comimsnioner of patents, a?.d hus been called "the father of the patti.t office." He had been a college fr en I of Professor S. F. B. Morse. Together they had endeavored to induce congress to pass a bill granting $30,000 for the construction of a trial line betwei u Washington and Baltimore. Morse bad been set kin tliu help of con gress since 1S3S, but it wa not until the hist five minutes of ihe session of 1S43 44 that the hill was passed. It was Annie Ellsworth who carried the news of the passage of the bill to Professor Morse the next morning, and he assured her that she should send the first message. Wall or Hold tiro. Baker Crrv, Jan. 21. What is in some respects the most phenomenal gold find in Eastern Oregoa is reported by Cleaver Brothers, of Baker City. The discovery is 7'j miles south of Prairie City, In Grant county. The width of the ledge is 000 ieet, and thivwalls are broken away for a distance of more than 3000 feet, leaving the ore expos d 150 to 20) feet in the air. It n said that no where in the orld has such a body of ore been found, standing, as this does, where no tunneling is necessary. Tho V .Una of the ore run s from (3 to (03 ptr ton in gold, and it is Jree lulling. 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