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v.... . THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1900. NO. 20
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C;j Slit Passes EiUMi liraiii 11
EsKtralic tefcr's, Esiy.
WOUND NOT .
Butler County Farmer is Under Arrest
For the Crime, But Claims He Is
Innocent Attempt at Assassina
tion Caused an Immense Sensation
T nkfobt, Ky., Jan. Jan. 30 .-i-Willi
ioebel was shot and very seriously
w: Jed tbia morning at ten minutes
after 11 o'clock, while passing through
the atatehouse yard on his way to the
capitol building. Two shots were fired
from a rifle, only one of them taking
eJdet. It etruck Goebel in the right aide,
one-third of the distance down from the
armpit to the hip.
The ball passed entirely through the
body, coming out below the right shoul
derblade. It is not thought by the phy
sicians in charge that the wound will
prove fatal, unlets complications set in.
Harland Whittakcr, a farmer, from
Butler county, Ky., is under arrest,
char-kI with having fired the shots, but
he denies that he had anything to do
with it. Five revolvers were found upon
him v. hen he was taken into custody,
A cowd of mt n were around Goebel
in leu than a minute and he was carried
to the office of Dr. Hume, in the base
ment of the capitol, about 100 feet from
the s; ot where the shooting occurred.
Home made a superficial examination
f t3 wound. He declared the-ball had
penetrated the right lung and would in
ill probability prove fatal. Goebel was
then hastily taken from the office of
Hurra to bis own room on the second
loor cf the capitol hotel. Guards were
sta:'- ed at the foot of every staircase
.exc:.-j to the second floor and nobody,
lot even the guests of the hotel, were
illowei to paes.
. ... Grave Fear for Gobcl.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 30. 1 :30 p. m
Goehel'g condition is not so good, and
rrave fears are entertained. He, bim
ielf, is calm, and insists that he will not
Received a Ulack Bye.
Washington, Jan. 29. The bill for
he reorganization and improvement of
h weather bureau, which includes pro
fit.' i for pensioning dieabled and aged
!rr;!cyes of the service, received a black
iye in the h juse. The bill was bitterly
or t by the opponent of civil pension
olid on account of the life tenure pro
rio: i it contained, and it was side-
rat' 'J on a test vote of 57 to 53. At'
hoi';,h tbe speaker ruled that it re
nained unfinished businees when the
muse was again in committee of the
vhole, the, opponents of the measure be
ieve the action of the day kills it.
lot Adviaeri or Kinperor'e Death.
Washington, Jan. 29. No confirina
lon hat reached the state department
f the reported death of the Chinese
m per or. Because of previous round
bout nays in which the story of the
leatb i ,Ined circulation it is subjected
0 considerable doubt as to its accuracy,
loreover, a dispatch was received at
he state department this morning from
Jnited States Minister Conger at Peking,
ontainlng no reference to the report,
t Is considered as incredible that the
ropercr should be dead and lying in
tate in Peking without Mr. Conger's
Remains or Dead Huldlera.
Ban Fbancisco, Jan. 29. A funeral
rain is being arranged by the Southern
'aciZc Company to convey the remains
f r-Ueneral Henry W. Law ton and
laj r hn A. Logan, Jr., to the Kast.
'he r ins of Dr. J. L. Armstrong, a
egular . -my surgeoti, will also be con
eyed G.i the same train. The three
odiet art) on the transport Thomas,
hlch It due from Manila. The body of
r. Armstrong, like that of General
wt03. Is to be Interred at Arlington
met:ry. Majnr Logan is to be buried
1 Yo;: gitown.O., the home of his
Mapr-General Shatter, with a mill
try escort, will accompany the remains
! General Liwton to Washington,
where there will be an Imposing mili
tary funeral. Mrs. John A. Logan and
her children, with stveral ' Eastern
friends, will also be on tbe train.
Fatal AeoJdeat to Logger.
La G ban oa. Or.. Jan. 23. Nels Nis
trouj, a Swede, aged 23, was killed yes
terday at 10 o'clock in Nelson's logging
camp, above Hilgard... He and another
laborer were sitting on a log beside the
cbuto, when a log jumped from the
chute and struck the one on which they
were sitting, causing deaib, it is cup
posed, by concussion, as there were no
braises on tbe body." He lived only one
hour and a half. The other man was
only slightly injured. The strange pari
of the accident was that the log leaped
back into the chute and went into the
river. ; The body was brought to La
Grande yesterday. Nistrotn had a slater
Washington, Jan. 29. The house
committee on mileage today discussed
the claim of Brigbam H. Roberts for
mileage, which amounts to about f 1000,
A maitrity of the committee ia of the
opinion that he ia not entitled to this
money, aa he was not sworn in as
member of the house. Roberta will be
heard by the committee Thursday.
Prion for Salmon Fixed.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 29. The re
pertly organized cannery combine has
arranged that during the season of 1900
the price paid in British Columbian
waters for sockeye salmon shall be 20
cents. This was the going price last
year, although salmon have often sold
as low as 7 and 8 cents.
FINE CONDITION -
Wool Already Heavier Than at Shear
ing Time Last Year.
Ontario, Or., Jan. 29. Reports from
a large number of shepherds show that
this has been a mild winter on them,
and that they have wintered in first-rate
condition. The percentage of loss will
be very low. Some flocks report that not
one has been lost from lack of feed or
shelter. Even at this early report they
are fattening and the wool is much
longer and in better condition that for
years, the clip is now 20 per cent
heavier than at shearing time last season,
it nut so dirty, and is full of life. Sheep
men already have begun to talk 18 to 20
cents for their wool, and buyers of sheep
have commenced to look this way. Talk
of woolen mill sat different towns has put
an idea into the woola.en'a heads, and
the Eastern buyer of wool here thit sea
son may find a competitor in tbe field in
the shape of home consumers.
Winter feeding'of sheep in thir part of
tbe country Is on the increase, and last
fall many who intended, to feed were dis
appointed on account of the shortage of
bay and grain. Large trainluada of shelled
corn were shipped in from Kansas and
Nebraska In lien of native hay and other
feed. This corn feeding is rather an
experiment, and if successful in the line
of economy will doubtless be followed np
vigorously another year. Corn it fed to
advautage, and experimenters claim that
corn from Nebraska ia cheaper than
alfalfa at $7 per ton.
Fir at Cornell University.
Itiiu a, N. Y., Jan. 29. Seven or eight
Cornell law students, members of the
De'taChi fraternity, were hurt this morn
ing as a result of the burning of their
fraternity lodge. Fifteen jumped thirty
feet to Die ground. Little of the lodge
property wa saved.
Itnilolih Nnnemarhar Head.
Mii.wAUKKR. Jan. 29. Rudolph Nune.
macher, head of the real estate depart
ment of the Pabst Brewing Company,
died today after an operation which he
nnderwent for appendicitis.
Rtrlke la Imminent.
Sr. Pah., Jan. 31. The situation on
the Great Northern railway ia unchanged
tonight, although the restive feeling
and the possibility of trouble seems
greater. General Superintendent Ward
and the grievance committee held a long
session tonight, but would give out no
Information about it. Preparation! for
troublo have not been abandoned, and if
a strike should be declared, the rail
road expects to have a complete force of
men ready for nil place vacated.
All persons wishing to take children,
either boys or gi'ls, for legal adoption or
on indenture, should write to W. T.
Gardner, superintendent of the Boys'
and Girls' Aid Society of Oregon, at
Portland, who can procure for them de
sirable children of all ages. All applies-
tions must be filed in advance,
DULLER HAD BETTER
Is Sail to Be in a Precarious Condition
Will Trap His Forces.
Rather Than Surrender, They May Cut
Their Way Out They Must Take
Some Action Within a Week.
Nxw York, Jan. 30. A London dis
patch to the Evening World today says:
Buller'a danger is now forcing itself on
military experts. The committee of
national defense is gravely considering it.
Lard Roberts, it is reported, cabled tbe
committee that unless Buller and his
force arrive safely from their position
to the smith of the Little Tugela river,
they will be in immineut danger of hav
ing their communications cut. Lord
Roberts has pointed out that Buller has
with him an immense transport train,
ctrrying his ammunition and supplies.
This interferes with this mobility of his
Buller'a main force is now about
twenty-two miles from its base at Frere
and Cheveley. It is between tbe Big
Tugela river, over which it has to retreat
in order to begin matching to its base
That part of it comprising Lyttleton's
brigade, may still be on the north side
of the Tugela at Pottgieter's Drift,
though it is generally believed that it,
too, has retreated over the river. It will
take days for Buller's army to get back
to its base.
Meantime, the Boers are in force at
Colenso, only a few miles away from that
base. Last Tuesday they crossed tho
river there, and made a reconnaissance
of the British camp, apparently with a
view of ascertaining the strength of the
force which Buller left behind to guard
his base and communications. The party
that crossed came in contact with Buller's
rear guard, and killed several British.
That reconnaissance showed the pur
pose on the part of the Boers to cut off
Buller. Should they hurl an overwhelm
ing force over Tugela and crush the
British at Cheveley, they would have
Buller in a trap.
Nkw York, Jan, 30. Advices from
London indicate that the military as.
sociatea of General White are of the
opinion that he w ill make a desperate
attempt to break through the Boer lines
and eicipe from Ladysmith; that,
though such a movement would cost a
tremendous sacrifice of life, it wonld lie
preferable to surrender to the Boere.
The statement that Lord Roberts ad
vised the abandonment of Ladysmith is
not generally credited in London, but,
in view of the fact that the supply of
provisions will not hold out for more
than a week longer, it is not probable
that any aid can be rendered to General
White inside of that time, and he will
hare but two courses open surrender or
cut his way out.
London, Jan. 30. The Associated
Press learns that Ljttleton ' brigade is
still in its original position at Pottgieter's
Drift, showing that part of Buller's force
is still north of the Tngnla river.
Scenes on Top of Spionkop Are Said to
Be Fearful England Does . Not
Capi Town, Jan. 30. General Buller
still holds the Tugola drifts and will
possibly renew his attempt to force bis
way through the Boer defenses before
long. ' In any rase, Ladysmith is capable
of holding out for a considerable time.
Loudon, Jan. 31. When the nation
bad almost resigned Itself to the fall of
Ladysmith there comet Irom al! quarters
today an indication that Buller will
make another attempt to relieve the be
sieged place. If the Daily Mall reports
of Buller's statement that he hopes to
be In Ladysmith within week can be
implicitly relied on, news of further
Jserlout fighting would ho expected short-
ly. But the papers are lotb to believe
what the St. James's Gaxette character
izes as "unwarrantable boasting" if trne.
Moreover, the war office throw! cold
water on the dispatch this afternoon by
issning a statement that it has no news
confirmatory of such a move a Bailer's
reported speech indicates. Yet, today's
dispatches from Ladysmith and Cape
Town give a strong impression that there
is something more than rumor in all
these reports. So, while all definite
opinion must await further news, it does
not seem at all unlikely that another
desperate effort will be made to succor
A dispatch from the Associated Press
representative at Spearman's farm, dated
January 25, describing the fight and re
tirement from Spionkop, says:
"We filed down sadly, bntin porfect
order. Tbe king's royal rifles colone
was struck down ai the moment a helio
graph message ordering retirement was
banded to him. The enemy is holding a
thanksgiving service tonight. Surgeons
who ascended the hill were allowed to
remove our wounded. The scene at the
top of the hill was fearful, and a terrible
witness to thedestructiveness of artillery
All day our body-bearers were busy
carrying down men.
Great Hrltaln Doe Not Want Mediation.
New York, Jan. 31. A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
"All the information which has
reached the president is to the effect
that Great Britain does not desire medi
ation and, though it is understood that
the' Boer government is anxious for
peace, the statements made by Dr. Leyds
seem to favor a continuance of the war
The president will certainly not inter
fere unless both governments request the
use of his good offices."
A STATE OF
Legislature Ordered Adjourned Demo
crats Refuse to Obey.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 31. Governor
Taylor at 10 o'clock this morning issued
the following proclamation ;
"To the General Assembly, Common,
wealth of Kentucky : Whereas, a state
of insurrection now prevails in the state
of Kentucky, and especially in Frankfurt,
the capitol thereof, by virtue of authority
rested in me by the constitution of Ken
tucky, I do hereby by this proclamation
adjourn at once the general assembly of
the state of Kentucky to meet at London,
Laurel county, Ky.,Tueeday, the 0th day
of February, 1900, at 12 o'clock.
W. S. TAYLOR,
"Governor of Kentucky."
The Democratic members ot the legiS'
lature declined to accept the adj mrn
ment and, not being permitted to as.
semble at the capitol, decided to meet
in the opera house. This was prevented
by troops who also chased members
through the streets and prevented them
from meeting at the courthouse.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 31. The court
of appeals has Indefinitely adjourned,
refusing to sit while the militia is here.
One reason is the fact that letters were
received 'rom Middlesboro today stating
that the appellate judges, Hazlerigg and
Hobaon, were also to have been killed
'-Cavalrymen" Assaulted a Spectator.
Lkiianon, Or., Jan. 30. Last Satur
day, after the meeting ot the cavalry
company at this place, several of the
members remained for exercise and
drill. A harmless, half-witted young
man by the name of Charley Galloway
went in as a spectator. Two or three of
the young men began to abuse and beat
Galloway, while another stood by the
elecirlc light switch and turned the
lights on and ofTtoiuit Galloway's as
sailants. After beating and kicking
Galloway to their satisfaction, they left
him, more dead than alivo. Some men
were attracted to tho scene, and suc
ceeded in reviving the young man, who
was at nrst supposed to be dead. 11 1 is
very badly Injured. His assailants are
tout of respectable citizens of tt.it place,
who disprove of such conduct, but seem
powerless to rurb the brutal disposition
of their sons.
)Vrlte Laundry" on the Mew Lear.
In turning over the new leaf for 1900
has It occurred to you to try our work?
People who have, say it's all right.
Keruember there la no charge connected
with onr collection and delivery system.
King np Condon 'phone 341, or long
D.w.i k Lai'smht Co.,
Cor. Third and Federal Sts.
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Makes the food more
anil Haito Bill
WORK OF ENEMIES
OF THE CANAL
Needed Improvements at the Mouth of
the Columbia Will Be Postponed
Washington, Jan. 30. The river and
harbor committee reached a formal de
termination today not to present a river
and harbor bill at the present session of
congress. A great deal of disappoint
ment isexpressed in the senateand houce
by both the Oregon and Washington
delegations regarding the decii-ion. This
means that nothing can be done looking
to the 40-foot channel at the mouth o
the Columbia, as has been recommended
by the engineers.
While tho explanation given nut by
members of the committee concerning
the bill are very plausible, there is yet a
feeling that opposition to the Nicaragua
canal enters into this action. It Is feared
by those who oppose the canal that it
will be made a part of the river and har
bor bill In the eenate, as it was last see
sion, anu in a long session ot congress
the friends of the canal would be able to
force it through. In a short session the
dtsire for local improvements would re-
suit in some such disposition of tbe
canal bill as happened last time, Tae
friends of the canal declare that they
will be able to get the bill through as an
independent measure, and will not be
compelled to make it a rider to the river
and harbor bill.
Because of the available funds now on
hand, runny of the Oregon projects will
not sutler on account of the failure to
pass the bill. There is now on hand over
iOO.OOO for work on the boat railway
and other projects at the dalles, as soon
as the secretary of war will authorize
the expenditure; $140,000 for the Lower
Willamette and Columbia below Tort-
land; 111,000 for the Columbia below
Tongue point; $72,000 for a canal at tbe
Cascades, and proportionate amounts for
other projects, sufficient to carry them
through until the next bill is passed
Those Oregon projects that are under
the continuing contract svstem will not
be affected by this decision, as provision
is made for them in the sundry civil bill
Goebel's Failure to Appoint an Adjutant
General Leaves Militia With One
Frankfort, Ky.,Feb. 1. Two govern
ors and armed soldiers ho ding the
balance of power between them. This
is the situation in Frankfort this morn-
ng. Whoever the soldiers decide is the
proper ofhcial for them to obey will be
seated in the gubernatorial chair. The
soldiers themselves are in a quandary as
to what they should do and they are
While all the o Ulcers are Republicans,
many of tlieni said this morning they
had no Intention of resisting the legal
governor of Kentucky, provided they
were once satisfied who the individual Is.
All things being equal, they will stand
by Taylor. There was a change for the
worse in Goebel's condition this morn
ing, and the chances are raid to be such
that he cannot live for any great length
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 1. Goebel
passed a comfortable night, but was
worse this morning. At ll:-0 Goebel
was resting comfortably, He had im
delicious and wholesome
It CO., NfW VO.
proved slightly since morning. There is
no change in the opinions of the physi
cians that death will ensue sooner or
His physicians said this looming tbat
death might come at any time, or it
might be several days before he expiree.
His high pulse and greatly increased
respiration, Dr. Welch said this morn
ing, iudicales the approaching collapse,
and he added : "The chances are 1000 to
1 againbt him."
Say. Il sin, lioebel.
Louinville, Ky., Jan, 31. James)
Sutton, sherilF of Whitley county, who
c.ima here from Frankfort last nihk, is)
a prisiner In the county j til. At an
early hour this morning, at the Victor
hotel, Sutton went np to the office of the
cleik brandishing two revolvers.
"I am the man who shot Goebnl," he
said, "and I will never be taken alive.
The hotel manager promptly sent for
the police, and on the appearance of the
latter, Sutton ran up stairs to tbe third
story, and when he though he was abont
to be captured, opened a window and
leaped out. He alighted on his feet un
injured and ran nearly a mile before he
The police believe that Sutton is either
decidedly unbalanced mentally or thai
he knows who shot Goebel. An effort
to interview him after lie was lodged in
jail proved unsuccessful. He lay in
dark corner of his cell and refused to
say a word.
Kolibed the (iiave.
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, eyes sunken,
tongue coated, pain continually in back
and sides, no appetite gradually grow
in weaker day by day. Three physi
cians had given me up. Fortunately, a
triend advised 'Electric Bitters'; and to
my great joy and surprise, tho first
bottle made a decided improvement. I
continued their U9e for three weeks, and
am now a well man. I know they saved
my life, and robbed the grave of another
victim. o one should fail to try them.
Only 50c, guaranteed, at Blnkeley A
Houghton's drug store. &
Uedo Ills Muther Good-live.
Dallas, Jan. 31. Magers' mother and
brother visited him yesterday at tbe jail.
His mother was very much- affected ut
the meeting, showing the proverbial
mother' affection for a wayward child.
He demanded that his cell be opened
that he might bid good-bye to his niothor,
which was gently but firm'y refused by
Sheriff Van Orsdale. He then upbraided
the sheriff for his "tyranny and want of
feeling." The mother told him he must
forgive everybody and tell the truth. Ir
this connection he said to hr that he
did not kill Sink, and avowed his inno
cence warmly. She was taken from the
jail In a state of prostration, and re
turned to her honi9 in Gervaie.
The claim of other cough medicines to
be as good as Chamberlain' are effectu
ally set at rest in the following testi
monial of Mr. C. D. Glass, an employs
of Bartlett & Dennis Co., Gardiner, Me.
He says: "I had kept adding to a cold
and cough in the winter of 1897, trying"
every couh medicine I heard of without
permanent help,, until one day I was in
the drug store of Mr. Honlehnn and he
advised nie to try Chamberlain's Cough
Uemedy and offered to pay back my
money if I was not cured. My lungs an
bronchial tubes were very sore at this
lime, but 1 was completely cured by
this remedy, nnd have since alwsya
nrned to it when 1 got a old, and soon
find relief. I also recommend it to my
friends and am gla I to say it ia the best
of all cough medicines." For sale by
Blakeley A Houghton.
Mmallpoa Situation at Spoaaoe.
Si-okank, Jan. 31. Tho authorities be-
ieve they have the smallpox epidemic
well in hand. They report fourteen
recoveries aa against only three new
cases in the past iorty-eigtit hours.
There are now thirty-nine patients in
he isolation hospital, and twenty-fonr
patients quarantined about the city. The
diseuse is the mildest ever experienced
by physicians here. There have been
but two deaths, and they resulted from
combination of other silments. In
most of the cases the patients do not
take to their beds.