WEEKLY Cttif fitite s VOL. X THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1900. NO. 21 . - , MORE VAGUE WAR RUMORS Saeral Freud Sail to Hais Cajlnrel Eljbt HinM Batre. PARTICULARS WERE NOT MENTIONED Dispatch From Gaberoncs Disposes of Story That Mafeking Has Been Relieved Little to Confirm or Discredit the Rumor That Butler Has Agaia Crossed the Tugela. London, Feb. 2. There is no official news from General Butler's head quarters, and the only information which haa reached London In any way oimnortintf the report that lie haa re- croteed the Tugela is found in the At9 elated Press dispatches announce Lord Dun lonald's reconnaissance, which is taken to indicate a prelude to renewed activity. As the dispatch ia three clay old, and Lord Dundoiiald found no diffi culty in crossing the river, it is not im possible that General Buller may t.ave moved in the interim, and public anx iety is aain concentrated on the Upper Tugela. Dispatches from elsewhere in South Africa merely tell of desultory shell fire and the movements of patrols, though Cape Town mentions a rumor that Gen eral French has captured 800 Boers, where and how not being announced. Loi benco Mabqukh, Feb. 2.--A dis patch trom Gaborone, dated January 23, describing a reconnaissance of tome of Colonel Plumer'e forces around the Boer laager southward seems to dispose of the story that Mafeking has been re lieved. On that date the Rhodeiians captured two Transvaal lings and drove off the Boer outpost before returning to Gaberones. Robert Want 90,000 Additional Man London, Feb. 2. sensational rumors are current that the militia ballot act will be put in torce February 14, and that General Roberts, commander-in-chief of the British forces in South Africa, has cabled for 00,000 additional men. sending 50,000 militia and volunteers and -10,000 reserves. It is also said the volunteers will mobilize forthwith. It is even asserted Unity that the cabinet Las especially dealt with these matters. The militia I allot act makes every unmarried man between 19 and 30 years of age liable to service for five years. It Wai Family Kow. Hii.i.KBOKO, Or., Feb. 2. W. B. Mc Lin, a native of this country, who wa shot January 18 by his brother-in-law, "alter Thompson, formerly of Cornelius, three miles west of here, is recovering from his wonnd. The Mountain Echo, of Roulder Creek, Cal., where the shoot irtg occurred, says that the trouble arose from the fact that Mrs. McLIn Insisted on going- to a dance In defiance of her husband's wishes. He followed her and Her friends and threatened her and ber sister's husband so that a peace warrant was sworn oat against him, but It was not served. McLIn the nest day went buck to his brother-in-law's bouse, where all had been staving, when the brother-in-law, Thompson, met him In the front yard and shot him through the neck without a word. Thompson is now n jail in default of bonds. Cold Weather In Chicago. . Chicago, Feb. 1. Two deaths were emised by the cold weather In Chicago In the past twenty-four hour, and many persons suffered from frost bites of vary. Ing severity. Hundreds of homeless men wore cared for by the police. The mercury tt 0 a. m. yesterday and at 1:30 a.m. today touched at below aero, the lowest point this winter In Chicago, 'he forecast today promises ome relief. After carrying his wife and two child ren from his burning cottage early to day, Herbert Fletcher was overcome by moke and flames, and fell near the doorway and died before assistance c'"lld reach hlin. The weather tii hitter cold and his wife and children ere clad only In their night garments. Fletcher had rushed back Into the hnrn. Ing bull when overcome. ' "tor a n.l( to Kst lamB(r4 drain. Monkob. Or.. Feb. 1. Hoffian l rat. tie vicinity. One dealer was out for two day, and succeeded in securing nothing although he offered 4)4 cents per ponnd for bogs on foot, either fat or poor, and as good a price for cattle. It is said that spoiled grain Is the cause of this condi tion, every rancher wishing to bold bis stock nntil his bad grain is fed out. The cold snap put a stop to the winter blooming of several kinds of wild flowers. The buds which were about to burst in to nowers were frozen at the base, so that they died. The frost was not heavy enough to affect the grain. Warm Cluthel for Brltlfk Boldler. London, Feb. 1. Owing to the dis sovery that cotton khaki is insufficient protection for troops eleeping on the South African plains, the government ia starting to reclotho the forces in the field with woolen khaki, and has already ordered 95,000 suits in Glasgow alone, ARE SPARRING FOR POINTS Democrats Trying to Enjoin Taylor From Acting as Governor. Fbankfout, Ky., Feb. 2. Senator Goebel pasted a comfortable night, and was somewhat better this morning. Washington, Feb. 2. After the cabin et meeting tne following statement was made: "The president and cabinet de cides that no case has yet arisen to justify the intervention of the national government in Kentucky, and has so in formed the governor." Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 2. Governor Taylor this mornintt ordered that nobody be admitted to the grounds of the Capi tol under any circumstances. Passes which heretofore have entitled holders to go through the lines were taken up when presented. The object of the new order is to prevent any civilian from serving any legal papers upon him. It is the intention of the Democrats to se cure an injunction restraining Taylor from interfering in any way with the meetings of the legislature and enjoining him and Lieutenant-Governor Marshall from exercising the functions of state officers. The Democratic plan is to make a for mal demand for admission) to the legis lative halls in the statehouse everyday. As on yesterday, they will be denied ad mission by the militia, all of which, with the exception of two co.npaniea from Barboursville, will remain here. These two companies have been ordered to London for the meeting of the legislature there next Tuesday. Taylor gives no intimation of abrogating this proclama tion calling for the legislature to asremble at London. He is making arrangements for the session there. Many Republicans went borne last night and this morning, a'l intending to go to London Monday. Another 1'olltlclan Aalnted. Middmkdoro, Ky., Feb. 2. It is re ported here that William Wright, ex member of the Kentucky legislature and a prominent Democrat, was assassinated at iioones-rotk. 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Cures roughs, colds, croup, bronchitis and all throat and lung troubles. Itohert A treated. Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 3. Brlgham II. Roberts arrived here this afternoon, and was drivon from the depot to the office of his attorney, J. II. Movie. While In the office he was arrested for unlawful cohabitation with Dr. Maggie Shlpp. He was released on hii own recognisance to appear Monday morning next for a preliminary hearing. BOERS LOST oo MEN Orange " State Forces at Storm t. mfflost SnrronnieL RUMORS BODE EVIL FOR BOERS Buller Has Probably Resumed Fighting Reports That Besieging Force is Leaving Ladysmith Are Renewed. Stebkspruit, Jan. 29. Commandant Olivier, of the Orange Free State, in a speech to the Boers at Ladygrey, said that his men were almost surrounded at Storm berg and, unless recruits were forthcoming, he would be compelled to abandon the position. It is admitted that in the recent fight at Ladysmith. the Boers lost 1100 killed and 600 wounded. Many colonists who fought at Storm berg have gore back to tbeir farms and refuse to return to active service, though threatened with death. Among those are some conspicuous burghers. London, Feb. 3. A dispatch from Ladysmith, undated, via Spearman's Camp, February 2, says: Native deserters report the following field cornets killed in last week's fight ing: Lombard, ot Waterburg; Grobelair of Bremersdorp; Opperman, Pretoria Daniel Erasmus, of Mugaliorsbarg, and one tree btato cornet. The British artillery broke seven Boer gun.. The casualties were approximately 1000 though this information is not confirmed officially. London, Feb. 3. A dispatch to London paper from Pietermaritzburg' says:a The appearance of the flying column of scouts in Zululand has created some uneasiness among the Boers over the border. A number of Boers have been hurriedly withdrawn from Lady smith and Dundee to Vryhelcf to protect that place and oppose any Britieh ad vance. The Bor force there is about 1000 strong with three guns. London, Feb. 3. The war office I j si lent as regards Buller, but there is every reason to believe lie is continuing his movement npon Ladysmith, Those who are in a position to know confirm his re ported recre ating of the Tugela river, and believe he was engaged yesterday. The message from Ladysmith Thursday, say in i the Boer forces were leaving again and that the besieging force was con siderably diminished, tends to confirm th!s. Field Marshal L'jrd Roberts has noti fiel the war office that forty Highlanders who were previously reported killed at Magersfonteln are prisoners at Pretoria. Plundered Heande Cottages. Nkwi'obt, Or., Feb. 2. Several sum mer cottages, belonging to people living elsewhere, have recently been broken Into and looted. Persons living at Yaquina city were suspected. This after noon search warrant was sworn-out and the premises of John Hass were searched. Much stolen property was found and Identified. Hass was placed under arrest, charged with bnrglary He was brought down here by the sheriff, given a hearing before Justice C. R. Ellsworth, admitted bis guilt, waived examination and was bound over to the July term of t.ircuit court. His bond was fixed at f-"00, in default of which he was committed to jail. Another person Implicated escaped. 'It Is expected he w ill be captured. CALIFORNIA HAS CHOSEN A SENATOR Dan Burn., "the Mao From Mexico,' Is Now a Sore-Head. San Francisco, Feb. 3. The Exam iner this morning prints statement over the signature of D. M. Burns, in which he formally withdraws Ida nnine from consideration as a candidate for the office of the United States senator. This insure the election of Thomas B, Bard, the Republican caucus nominee. After thanking the members of the legislature who have supported him, he reviews the incidents of the senatorial contest, and the proceedings of the can cases held yesterday, stating that tie action of the meeting of his opponents which harmonized on Bird, virtually controlled the action of the full caucus, and abridged the right of individual members to vote as they pleased. He states that a hearing was refused a com mittee of his supporters, but without comment states that he Is a loyal Re publican, and submits the matter to the party for consideration. I? dried on Ham Bull. Salbm, Feb. 5. The remains of Corpo ral Hal 6. Hibbard were buried at War ren cemetery yesterday with military honor. The casket bearing all that was mortal of company K's greatest hero reached this city yesterday morning and was taken In charge by the volunteers and students of Willamette university, who escorted it to the grave. Brief ser vices were held, Rev. G. W. Grunnis de livering a very eloquent and touching address. After the remains, had been buried a salute was fired over the grave, in accordance with military custom. The services were attended by a large crowd of fi Sends of the deceased. All the members of the family were, present ex cept the father, who was too ill to make the trip, a distance of twelve miles. ENGLAND'S BIG GEST ARMY Over 200,000 British Soldiers to Fight the Boers. London, Feb. 2, 4:.10 a. m. Mr. Wyndhara'a remarkablo declaration in the house of commons that Great Britain will have in a fortnight 180,000 regulars In South Africa, 7000 Canadians and Australians, and 20,000 South African volunteers,, is received' with wonder ment. Of this total of 213,000 troops, with 452 guns, all are now there with tbe exception of 18,000 that ate afloat. Beyond comparison this is the largest force Great Britain haa ever put into the field. At the end of tbe Crimaen war she had scraped together 80,000. Welling ton, at Waterloo, had 25,000. Mr. Wyud ham's speech was the strongest defense the government has yet put forward as to what has been done and is being done. The general toneof the morning papers is that his figures will astonish the coun try. Roughly speaking, only 80,000 men are at the front. Ten thonsand others have been lost, and 10,000 are shut up at Ladysmith. Excluding these thcrj are 70,000 troops who have not yet been in action, in addition to those at sea. Why so many effectives have not yet been engaged is explained by the lack of land transportation and the organization of supplies, to which Lord Roberts is de voting his experience and Lord Kitchener his genius for details. It seems as though the weight of these masses must destroy the equilibrium which now ho'da the British forces stationary wherever they are In contract with the Boer armv. Kobbed the titer. 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 ing weaker day by day. Three physi clans had given me np. Fortunately, a trlend advised 'Electric Bitters'; and to my great joy and surprise, the first bottle made a decided improvement. continued their nae 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 Blakeley A Houghton's drug store. To Take Advantage nf Complication. St. PaTERsni-KQ, Feb. 5. The cam palgn In favor of taking advantage of present complications in South Africa to secure Russian ports oo the Indian ocean and Mediterranean is being pushed ith vigor. The newspapers openly ad vocate profiting by Great Britain's diffi culty to realiz the scheme upon which depends the ultimate, prosperity of Russia and which Great Britain has al ways frustrated. . a VourJ Para Shows the state of your feelings and the state of your health 4 well. Impure blood makes iVlf 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 yon thould try Acker's Blood Elixir. It cures all blood diseases w here cheap Stir-mpiir llla and so called purifiers fail (knowing this we sell every bottle on a poutivo guarantee. Blakeley A Houghton, druUts. AbsoluteivPure Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ot Mump WM. GOEBEL IS DEAD Assassin's Bullet Eolci His Life 6:45 SalnrJay Eraiini. SCENES IN DEATH CHAMBER Brother and Sister Were Present Another Brother Arrived a Few Minutes Too Late. FRANKFonr, Ky., Feb. 3. The bullet fired by an unknown assassin last Tues day morr.ing ended the lifd of WiPiam Goebel at 0 :45 this evening. The onlv persons present at tne deathbed were Mr. Goebel's bister, Mrs. Brawnecker and his brother, Arthur Goebel, o Cincinnati, who have been In constant attendance at Mr. Goebel's bedside, and Dr. McCorinack. Justus Goebel. brother, who has been hurrying from Arizona as fast as steam would carry in 'a vain hope of reaching his dying brother in time for some token of recognition, arrived forty minutes too late. Oxygen was frequently administered to the dying man during the afternoon in an effort to keep him alive until his brother's arrival, but in vain, for by the cruel irony of fate, the train on which Justus Goebel wan traveling to Frankfort was delayed several hours from various causes, and when Mr. Goebel finally reached here it was onlv to learn that his brother was dead. Among bitter partisans of both parties deep grief is manifested, and already a movement has been started to erect a fitting monument for Mr. Goebel memory on the spot in the stutehouse grounds where he was shot. No arrangements have as vet been made for the funeral. Plunged in grief and locked in the death chamber of their brother, Arthur and Justus Goebel and Mrs. Brawnerker have given no in limntion of their wishes, and no arrange men's will be made until tomorrow. It is understood that a request w ill be nade on behalf of the citizens of Frankfort that Mr. Goebel's last resting place be In the cemetery here, where lie buried Daniel Boone and Vice-President Johnson. GENERAL KOBBE ' WHIPS INSURGENTS Killed Ten and Captured and Their Men. Five Guns Manila, Feb. 3. General Kobbe has occupied the islands of Samaar and Leyte, in the fight at Catbalogan, ten Insurgents were killed and tbe Ameri cans captured five cannon with their artillerymen. Oti Report Cebu A flair. Washinuton, Feb. 3. The following from Otis haa been received at the war department : "Manila, Feb. 3. Kobbe reports from Cebu that insurgents endeavored to burn Calbayoc and Catbalogan without suc cess, except slight destruction of the last town. When the fire was pnt out by the troop from this point Kobbe drove the insurgents, nnder Genral Lnkhan, into the mountains, rapturing a large arsenal, powder-house, Lukban's baggage and money an I all his artillery. Insurgent loss in killed, 10; no casualties, 'Kobbe captured thirty pieces of artillery, a goxl many rifles, stores and ammunition. There are large quantities of hemp at the points seized, and thirty merchant vessels are engaged In trans porting the same to Cebu an I Manila." A Thnitaand font ue Could not express the rapture of Annie E. Sprinjar, of 112") Howard St., Phil- adelpf ia, Pa., when she found that Dr. eowor co., ww mm. 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Catarrh is a blood or constitutional disease, and in order to cure it you must take inter nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia taken internally, and acts directly on tho blood and mucous surfaces. Hull's Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.. It was was prescribed by one of the be?t physicians in this country for years, ami is a regular prescription. It is composed of the best tonics known, combined witb the best blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous suriitces. The perfect combination of the two ingredients ie what produces such wonderful results in curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. Chkney & Co., Props., Toledo O. Sold by drruggists, price 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the best. 12 SENT PLUNDER ' TO PORTLAND Frank Fisher Arrested at Walla Walla for Robbery Committed at Spokane. Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. 5. Sat urday Frani Fiher was taken to Sp- kane, where he wlil be- compelled to answer to the charge of robbery. Several data ago Fisher was arretted in this city for diunkenness. Upon bia person were found three express com pany receipts which bore the name of George Strong. Alter he had sobered up he was questioned concerning the .re ceipts. He said that he hail forwarded three packages from Spokane to George Strong, at Portland, ami that the pack ages contained quatitulee ot ore antl clothing. The man admitted that hia name was Frank Hastings. His state ment aroused Marshal Kauffman's sus picions, and accordingly Chief of Police McLaucbtan, of Portland, was com municated with and advised to obtain and open them. Tbe packages were found to contain "quantities of ore," consisting t f several pieces of valuable jewelry and a set of burglar's tools. Further investigation proved that the jewelry compared almost exsctly with the list of goo Is stolen from Merriams ewelry store in Spokane. The authori ties at Spoktne were notified tf Fisher's arrest, and upon immediate Instructions received from them tUe man was held n custody im-il the case iurtber developed. A Cui. Tinning Answer. 'I hobbled into Mr. Line mon's drug store one evening," says Wesley Nelson, of Hamilton, Ga., "and be atked me to try Chamberlain's Pain Hal in for rheu matism with which I I at nitTered for a long time. I to'd him I htd n faith in any medicine at they all Uil.d. He said: 'Well if Chamberlain's Pain Balm does not help you, you need not, l "T for it.' I took a hott'e of it home and used It according to directions an I in ens week I was curd, an I ha.v iot since been troubled with rhr U'natism." Sold by Blakeley A Houghton. Wheat floe I i. S u km, Feb. 5. The S leni Flonring Mills Company has advanced tt e price of wheat 2 cents, and now quotes it at 42 cents. Titls is still ten cents below the quotations at Portland. t Subscribe for Tin Ciiuii u. i';'