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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1900.
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' three positions
-: All en tte Mela Ri?cr Balltr Has
; Been Using Naval Gans.
" BADLY CUT UP
Lost Fourteen Men Killed and Twenty
Wounded British Loss Was Insig
nificant Bombardment at Swars
kopf Was Resumed Yesterday.
Eotb Camp, Upper Tugela River, Jan.
23. Tbe British now occupy tbrey post-
tior.s along the Tuxela river. Tbeir naval
guns have been fl.'ing steel-pointed,
Reports being received that 2000
Britkh cavalry were attempting to out
Sank os along the Drakensburg ri'k'e, a
strorjf patrol was sent to reconnoiter
Mistaking the signals, tbe scouts and
patrol proceeded to a kopje, from which
a ternOo rifle and Maxim gun fire
suddenly opened. The Boers lost fourteen
killed and twenty wounded. The Biitish
loss was probably insignificant.
The bombardment of the Boer posi
tior.s at Swarskopf was resumed yester
day, chiefly with a battery brought
acr- j tbe river. In the afternoon can
nor. : ling became excitingly brisk, and
un ' r its cover their infantry advanced
in t'. ee lines to ascend a row of kopjes,
whiJa they occupied at nightfall, but
later they retired to their old position.
Daring tbe night a score of shells were
fired by tbe British, and a balloon was
sent rp to spy out the Boer position.
T:. 3 naval guns resumed the bombard
mert this morning from a new position,
but without results.
; Revolutionary Plot Nlppad In the Had.
t KiW York, Jan. 23 Advices from
C;; m, Venezuela, announce the im
. priLD iment there of Manuel A. Mattoe,
' who was minister of finance under Presi
dent Andrade, and is one of Venezuela's
wealthiest men, by order of President
Castro, on the cliargi of conspiracy
against the government. Documents
found in his possession show that he was
in communication with General Jose
Manuel Hernandez, the rebel leader,
i A few weeks ago an export firm of this
; city received from Senor Mattos an ordar
'fort'D.OOO Manser rifles and 5,000,000
car'Jdges. It is presumed at the time
th'i ; they were intended for the
V. xuelan government. His arrest,
L: jver, has caused the belief that the
i lies were meant for the use ot the
' lor Mattos is well known here and
v at one time a member of the firm of
I Alz, Sanchez & Co., of this city.
A Sunday Hattle.
Pbctobia, Jan. 21. A dispatch from
Colcaburg says that tbe British attacked
the Eoer poeillont there this morning.
There was heavy fighting, but with wbat
result is not known. According to the
latert from the front, the Boeri were
ho! "ng tbeir positions.
A "Ispatch from Colenso, dated Janu
ary 1 saya a patrol of 200 mm under
FL" '. Cornet Opperman, while scouting,
wti grounded, bnt succeeded in fight
ing 1 ) way back. It is reported that
four i en were killed and thirty wounded
and made prisoners.
Steamer Towniend Wrecked.
RjArri.E, Wash., Jan. 23. A Ipecial
to t-e Times from Port Townsend says :
The i earner Cottage City arrived today
fror.i Alaskan ports. She reports the
total loss of the steamer Townsend near
IIt!-i'i Mission on Tuesday night.
! ) also brings news of having found
t!.i c verdue steamer City of Heattle on
f; '-y morning anchored between
ri St. Mary and Point Bridget, with
' .' , -opeller missing. The Sent tie was
i r try dangerous position. She towed
isel to Juneau.
Klaht Men Keaeued.
Los Angklxs, Cal Jan. 22. Eight of
the e'sven men who were entombed in
ill J Third-street tunnel by the caving in
I i rth yesterday, were rescued nn
,d today. John Dejoe is still en
c id, and Is injured, bnt it ia not
how seriously. It may take
il hours to reach him, though lie
j I je n communicated with. Foreman
. ley ii doubtless dead. Many tons
f ( .th fell In the part of the tunnel
h' e he waa. It will be some time be-
fore he can be reached.
Tbe theory advanced for the cause of
the tunnel caring in ii that a sever broke
over the place where the men were
work;np,and water, saturating the earth,
caused it to become heavy and fall.
Street Inspector Lomble, who was
to badly injured, died this mcning.
Ha Mail Her Happy.
"I have but one rule that I follow
absolutely in this life, and that ia to
make other people as happy as possible."
"Well" she replied, "you ought to be
gratified, then, at what I heard a young
lady say the other day."
"What was that?"
"She said that whenever she saw you
dancing she bad to laugh." Chicago
Artesian Water at 20O Feet.
Prinkvili.e, Or., Jan. 20. While bor
ing their well, from which to supply the
city with water, H. V. Gstes & Co.,
struck artesian water thia aftornoor.
When down 200 feet a continuous flow
of clear, cold water was obtained.
Two Exhaustive Reports Filed in Con
tested Election Case.
Washington, Jan. 23. At the open
ing of today's session, Senator Turley
(Tenn.) reported from the committee on
privileges and elections the resolution on
the case of Quay. The resolution follow
"That Hon. Matthew S. Quay is not
entitled to take his seat in this body as
senator from the state of Pennsylvania."
The resolution was the judgment of a
majority of the committee. Senator
Turley called the attention of the com
mittep, which was to the effect that
Quay was entitled to a seat in the senate
Bjth reeolrtions were accompanied by
reports iu their support.
The majority report opposing the
seating of Mr. Quay was signed by
Senators Caffery, Pettus, Turley, Harris
and Burrows,, the last-named being the
only Republican signing it. The minority
report bears the signatures of Senators
Hoar, Chandler, Pritchard and Mc
Comas, all Republicans, and. advocates
giving the seat to Mr. Quay. The ma
jority report first reviews tbe circum
stances under which Mr. Quay's ap
pointment was mode, including the fail'
urn of the Pennsylvania legislature to
elect a senator.
Large Force of Filipinos Defeated
' at Taal.
Manila, Jan. 22. Two companies of
the Forty-sixth infantry, under Major
Johnson, and three companies of the
Thirty-eighth infantry, commanded by
Major Muir, defeated 800 insurgents at
Taal, province of Batangas, Saturday,
taking the town. The gunboat Marietta
also shelled the place. The insurgents
bad four cannon, two of which were cap
tured. Two Americans were wounded,
and ten dead insurgents were found on
The plague statistics now show a total
of fourteen cases and eleven deaths.
Americana Occupy Hants Crna.
Manila, Jan. 23, 9:5rj a. m. The
Americans have occupied Santa Crui, on
Laguna de bay, Lagnna province. It
waa reported many insurgents wore con
centrated there, but the town was found
The military regnlation requiring the
streets to be cleared of natives at 8:30 p.
m., has been changed to 10 o'clock.
Itoblied the Grave.
A startling incident, of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the
subject, Is narrated by him as follows:
"I was In a most dreadful condition. My
skin was almost yellow, eves 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. Fortnnately, a
triend advised 'Electric Bitters'; and to
my great j oy 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 them.
Only 50c, guaranteed, at Blakeloy A
Houghton's drug store. 8
LACK OF NEWS
Tension Caused ly tbe Pause Greater
tnan Any Time Sines War Began.
Generally Recognized That the Boer
Position, if Ever Taken, Can Only
lie Captured at Tremendous Cost
More News From the Boer Head
London, Jan. 24. 4 p. m. The ex
treme tension caused by what may be
justly designated the most anxious pause
since the war began has not been relieved
up to the time of this writing save the
daily stock exchange rumor, which to
day happens to bave been started by the
bulls, who assert that General Warren
Anxiety in regard to news is visible on
all sides. The war office was besieged
at an early hour this morning, and the
clubs and other resorts liable to receive
early news have been crowded with
eager Inquirers. It is generally recognized
that the Boer position, if ever taken, can
only be captured at tremendous cost.
London, Jan. 24. A dispatch from
Pretoria, dated January 23, somewhat
amplifies the dispatch of January 22,
from the Boer head laager, cabled by the
Associated Press last evening. It says:
"Four or five times during the day the
British replacsd tbeir wearied soldiers
by iresh ones. The Boer casualties to
date are one killed and two slightly
wounded. Our men are in excellent
spirits. There isa large slaughter of the
British. General Botha la now in sole
command, General Cronje having been
The same dispatch, evidently referring
to the situation at Colenso, says:
"One of the large Boer Maxims was
temporarily disordered, but was soon re
paired. The British north camp is in
confusion. People are observed treking
aimlessly in all directions."
As the afternoon progressed the excite
ment on Pall Mall reached a high pitch,
but the war-office officials reiterated at
3:30 p. m. tho ait-repeated statement
that "Nothing has been received from
General Buller." The suspense was in
creased by the belief that General Buller
would never have published his intention
to attack the Boers at Spionkopf unless
satisfied that theaesault would be carried
out before the news could be published,
and it was fully anticipated that the
news of his success or failure would
reach London in a few hours.
The cabinet ministtrs called at the
war office after lunch to ask for news.
OLD ISSUE TO
BE DUG UP
Southern Democrats Fall Back on the
Washington, Jan. 23. The pending
bill in the senate is that fixing tbe gold
standard, yet the dierusebn seems to be
on every other subject. The talk 'has
been on the Philippines and on tbe
negro vote of the South. This is most
significant, Southern senators, knowing
that the policy cf the Democratic party
on the Philippines is unpopular, and
and that the silver question in the South
ia dying, have turned their attention to
the revival of the race question, the
never-failing issue, to solidify the Demo
cratic party by rallying to it tbe white
vote of the South. At several Democratic
gatherings In Washington it became ap
parent that neither upon anti-expansion
nor the free-silver slogan could the
party be united. With a higher price for
cotton, with prosperity beaming on every
hand and prospects of enlarged markets,
the Southern Democrats find it difficult
to harp upon silver and anti-expansion.
This is why there Is so much talk these
days on the race problem in the South.
The old subject Is to be worked for one
more election, and it is hoped that it will
return members to the house and legis
latures to re elect senators. By being
gragooned and forced, some Democrats
are compelled to antagonise the ex
panaion policy, but for the most part
tbe fighting is left to men without a
party, like Pettigrew and Turner, who
harp at and abuse the administration.
Others content themseWee with setting'
up "negro domination" and pounding
away at it.
Wind and Sleet Ntnrni.
GxRVAis.Or., Jan. 23. This section
was treated to an unusually heavy wind
storm last night, commencing about 0
o'clock and lasting into the night. It
uprooted a few trees and laid loV some
fencing, but otherwise no damage was
done. The weather turned ofT cold, and
sleet and rain fell profusely all night,
while this forenoon cold rains, ac
companied by snow, fell. It is beneficial,
inasmuch as it retards the development
of fruit buds that were beginning to
Irla In Bloom, Fruit Kudu HuratlDK
MoNitoii. Or., Jan. 23. Fruitgrowers
in thia vicinity are somewhat worried
about the spring-like weather of the past
week. Fruit buds on eeveral varieties
ol trees are swollen, and a few more
warm days would cause them to break
open. Several specimens of the beautiful
iris (commonly called the flag or flag
lily) are in full bloom, while instances
of fully matured small fruit are not nn
common. It has been eeveral years since
such an open winter has come upon us.
Yesterday, the government thermometer
here registered 57 degrees in the shade.
Choked a Woman Nearly to Death and
Fled at Her Screams.
Colfax, Jan. 22 The sheriff's in
vestigation of the assault make early
Sunday morning on Mrs. M. Saxton, at
her borne southwest of Colfax, disclosed
the fact that it was not a burglary, but
an assassination that was attempted.
When Mis. Sexton fully recovered her
senses, which was not until late Sunday
afternoon, she told the following etory of
Shortly after midnight Sunday mom
ing she beard someone enter the room
in which she was sleeping, with her
little son. The man reaching the bed
side, seized her by the throat, at the
same time saying: "You won't escape
me this time, you ," choking
her and apparently feeling at his side
for a knife or other weapon. Mrs. Saxon
says that she struggled desperately,
striking at the man's face, and endeavor
ng to tear his hands away from her
throat, but does not think the marked
him in any way. Finally, for a moment
she tore her throat from the man's grasp
and screamed for help. Apparently her
assailant recognized her voice, as he at
once loosed his Jiold, sprang back and
ran from the room and house. Mrs.
Saxon and the little boy aere the only
persons sleeping on the lower floor, and
a minute or more elapsed before one of
the older boys ran down the stairs. Then,
by the time a light was obtained, Mrs.
Saxon fainted, and, recovering, remained
unsconscious only long enough to say:
"HechokedIme,"pointing to her throat,
which waa torn and swollen, with the
marks of the fingers plainly showing
The shock and her Injuries brought on
an attack of heart failure, and for several
hours her death was momentarily ex
No motive for the attempted assassina
tion is apparent. Mrs. Saxon, the
victim of the assault, is a woman of
mature years, who, so far as known, had
not an enemy.
A SI'HB CURB FOR CKOUP.
Twenty-Are Veart' Conatant Vae With
out a Failure.
The first indication of croup is hoarse
ness, and in a chjld subject to that
disease it may be'taken as a sure sign of
the approach of an attack. Following
this hoarseness is a peculiar rough
cough. If Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is given as soon as the child becomes
hoarse, or even after the cronpy cough
appears, It will prevent the attack. It
a used in many thousands of homes in
this broad land and never disappoints
the anxious mothers. We have yet to
learn of a single instance in which it
has not proved effectual. No other
preparation ran show such a record
twenty-five years' constant use with
out a failure. For sale by Blakeley A
Cures Headache )ulrkl.
Baldwin's sparkling effervescent Cel
ery Soda. A harmless and effective enre
for headache, nervousness, sleeplessness,
brain fatigue. 10 and 23 cents. Sold
by Clarke A Faik, druggists, jin 24 tiw
Mokes the food more
TbMsaiid Armed Hen Hays Arrives
Conflict May Take Place Toworrow,
When, It is Said, the Goebcl Dem
ocrats Will Endeavor to Force
Action on tbe Contests Over Scats
in the House.
Frankfokt, Ky., Jan. 25. A special
train bearing more than 1000 men, carry
ing Winchester lifles, arrived in Frank
fort this morning.
The men marched to tho statehouse,
stacked their guns and took up positions
in groups about the building. They were
all provided with badges bearing a por
trait of Governor Taylor, which they
pinned on their breasts. Adjutant-Gen
eral Collier states he had no knowledge
that the men were coming. Many of the
visitors are members of the state guard.
Tho total number which arrived on the
special train cannot be stated exactly,
but the train had seventeen cars.
Ex-Secretary of State Finley addressed
the visitors from the stops of the state
house. He said the object of gathering
was to see justice done. A committee
was appointed to draft resolutions.
Stephen Sharp, of Lexington, was chosen
The lower house of the legislature met
at 11 o'clock, and on motion of Cantrell
(Democratic leader), a resolution was
adopted excluding all but ladies from
the chamber and galleries. Catron (Rep.)
asked consent of the house to permit
non-members to present a resolution,
but Speaker Trimble ruled that nobody
but a msmber could do so.
A rumor is in circulation, but persist
ently denied, that Judge Cantrell, of tho
local circuit court, has summoned all
Democratic deputy sheriffs of the state
to Frankfort. Commonwealth Attorney
Franklin says he knows of no such order
Cauae Of It All.
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 21?. A Timet-
Star special from Lexington, speaking of
the movement of armed men from South
west Kentucky to Frankfort, adds:
"They are to be present at Frankfort
tomorrow, when the Goebel men will
attempt forcing action on tbe contests
over seats in the house. It Is given out
that these Republicans will serve notice
on Goebel members that they don't in
tend seeing Republicans who have been
honestly elected thrown out for Goebel
Democrats. This wou'd cause Speaker
Trimble to order the lobbies and galleries
of the entire statehouse cleared, which, it
is believed, would precipitateaconflict."
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a 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
tho 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 a regular prescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined with
the best blood pnrifleis, acting directly
on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is
what produces such wonderful results in
curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials,
F. J. Chunky A Co., Prop"., Toledo O.
Sold by drrnggists, price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. 12
Aaaanlt on a .lapaneie.
Indki'kndkncr, Or., Jan, 24. Con
stable J. II. Moran took over to the coun
ty jail at Dallas today, Willis Jordan,
who was committed in default of flOO
bail, on a charge of asaault with a danger
ous weapon. Last Sunday at the Cooper
delicious and wholesome
OwW CO. , MFW VOm.
logyinj camp, a few mile below town,
Allen Jordan is alleged to have given a
Japanese cook an unmerciful beating,
and while he was doing the beating his
brother ttood !n the room with a bit;
club and made the rest of the crowd keep
off". The brother who did the beating
cannot be found. The ot I er one did not
think the officials wanted him, so made
no effort to escape. The boys bave been
in trouble In this city before.
Shows the state of your feelings and the
state of your health ad well. Impure
blood makes ileelf apparent in a pale
and sallow complexion, Pimples and
Skin Eruptions. If you are feeling
weak and worn out and do not have a
healthy appearance you eliould try
Acker's Blood Elixir. It cures all blood
diseases where cheap Sarsaparillas and
so called purifiers fail ; knowing this we
sell every bottle on a positive guarantee.
Blakeley A Houzbton, druggists.
President Has a New Plan for the
New Yohk, Jan. 25. A special to the
Herald from Washington says: The
proposition made by the Filipino leader,
Senor Mabini, for a civil commission to
treat with the Filipinos will not be con
sidered by the administration until
Aguinaldo surrenders, and iu official
circles the central disposition is to re
gard Mabini's request as another play
It is the purpose of President McKin-.
ley to inaugurate a civil" government to
supersede military rule in tbe Philip
pines at the earliest possible moment,
and be is favorably inclined toward a
commission in lieu of a governor-general,
and is discussing the question of avail
able men for such a commission. If his
present plans arecarrledout the Filipinos
will have all of the commissions they
want to confer with, for in addition to a
commission for the government of the
islands, it is not unlikely that congress
will appoint a joint commission to in
veetighte tho islands next summer and
report to the next session as a guide for
A rrlgntrul ttlumler
Will ofteu c.tuse a horrible burn,
icarld, cut or bruise. Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, the best in the world, will kill
the pain and promptly heal it. Cures
old sores, fever sores, ulcers, boils, corns,
elous and all skin eruptions. Best pile
cure on earth. Only 25 cts. a box.
Cure guaranteed. Sold by Blakeley A
Houghton, druirgists. 1
"One Minute Cough Cure is the best
remedy I ever used for coughs and
cofde. it is unrqialled for whooping
CJiijh. Chrildren all like it," writes H.
N. Williams, Gentryville, Ind. Kever
fails. It is the only harmless remedy
that gives in; mediate results. Cures
cou.hs, rolds, hoarness, croup, tneu
monii, bronchitis and all tlrott and
lung troubles. It! early uso prevents
Independence Went Side Sold.
Inukpkndknck, Jan. 24. Tbe West
Side, one of the loo il apers, has been
sold by E. C. Penilan 1 to J. W. Craw-
ford, a Portland attorney. Mr. Pentland
has been very desirous of making a sale
for some lime.
Death Ijr Carbulle Aeld.
Rohebi'ko, Or., Jan. 24. Ida, wife of
Fied Gabbert, of Myrtle Creek, drank
carbolic acid with suicidal intent at 7
o'clock this morning, 'dying in a few
minutes. It is thought tbe woman was
mentally unbalanced from the effects of
setious illness a year ago. She left a
hutband and two young children. The
deceased and her husband belong to two
of the oldest families of Myrtle Creek.
The coroner is investigating the cse
Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold on
a positive guarantee. Cures hert-burn,
raising of the food, distress after eating,
or any form of dyspepsia. One little
tablet gives Immeiliate relieL - cts.
and 50cts. Blakeley V Houghton, drug