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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1900.
C;.y ,J :-HLllS
PART S. vj
Demccrats ani Eepnlcsiis Finally
Decide ta Cease Bicterugs.
BE SENT HOME
Democrats Consent to Modification- cf
Unjust Elections Laws Matters
to Remain in Statu Quo Until
LouisviLL, Ky., Feb. 6 The peaae
conference held at the Gait hon?e.la;t
night between bit en Kepoblicani and
eeven representatives of the Democrats
resulted in the signing of an agreement
embodying eeven specific propositions
which promise a settlement of the party
difficulties which have been brought
about between the two Kate govern.
ments in Kentucky. This agreement is
in substance, as follows:
First That if the general assembly, in
pint session, shall adopt a resolution
ratifj ing their recent action adopting the
contest reports seating Goebel and Beck
ham, the contestees, Taylor and Marshall
shall submit without further protest
Second That all parties shall unite In
an effort to bring about such modifica
tion of the election law as will provide
nonpartisan election boards and insure
free and fair elections.
Third that conditions shall remain
in statu quo nntil Monday, the general
aesembly meeting and adjourning from
day to day until that time.
Fourth That nothing shall be done to
hinder or prevent a joint session of the
general assembly from taking action on
the ratification resolution. '
Fifth-That the state contest board shall
meet and adjourn from day to day until
luesday, without takmir any action on
the contest for minor state officers. This
postponement la suggested in order that
the action of tbe general assembly on the
ratification resolution may bo taken first.
Sixth The state troops shall be re
moved lrom the state capitol at once,
thougii with all necessaty-precaution for
the public safety. This matter is to be
under the direction of General Dan.
Indeay, of Frankfort.
Seventh That the Republican officials
and officers of the state guard shall have
immunity from charges of treason,
usurpation, court-martial or any other
The agreement .in full was not given
out last night, as it was desired first to
submit it to Governor Taylor for bis
signature. It was stated by Republicans
present that Governor Taylor would
agree to anything that all of them signed.
It was stated in the conference that
the London session of the general as
sembly would be called off at once until
Monday. While the situation is In statu
quo, Taylor will remain in possession of
the executive building, while, the Re
publicans will recognixi hfm and the
Democrats will recognize Beckham as
rieaded Unllty of Harglarr.
Nkwi-ort, Or., Feb. 5. Sheriff Ross
returned late Saturday evening from
Kinn's Valley, Benton county, where be
succeeded in capturing Ira fiolderman,
wanted for complicity in the robbery of
crtlages here, for which John Haas was
arrested Thursday. When arraigned be
fore Justice Kllswortb, charged with
burglary, he pleaded guilty and made
general confession. He was bound over,
and in default of bonds was committed
to jail. Holderman is twenty-five yean
of age. He has a wife, aged 20, and four
small children, who, It Is reported,
through his neglect, are In destitute
6. A special t the
from Cleveland, O.,
John D. Rockefeller is no longer presi
dent of the Standard Oil Company, of
Ohio. This is the parent company of all
the widespread Standard Interests. Mr.
Rockefeller resigned last December, but
the factt wera kept secret nntil now.
Vice-President McGregor, of New York,
I'M been elected president, and Secre
cy Squire, of this city, vice-president.
Mr. Rockefeller, It la said, has been
objected to so many examination! In
the various legal proceedings egainat the
company under antl-trnst legislation
that he found tht presidency irksome,
and hence his resignation. Frank
Rockefeller, brother of John D., has
resigned the second vice-presidency.
Luniber la Seare.
Astoria, Feb. 6. Lumber of all kinds
is very scarce at present, and local con
tractors are unable to make any progress
on the several big buildings now in the
course of construction. The mills are run
ning overtime, but cannot fill order
This is due to heavy Eastern shipments,
Loggers find a ready market for their
logs, and spruce is now bringing fancy
prices, as high as $6.59 a thousand bein
offered for first-class rafts. The ruling
price for timber is )0.
The foundation for a large building on
Astor street has been laid for three
weeks, but nothing has been done on
the frame, owing to the Inability of the
contractors to get lumber. Astoria needs
another big mill.
Public Has Now Forgotten
Nf.w York, Feb. 0. While London
has received no news from Natiil and no
direct war news from Cape Colony, the
feeling of con fidence continues and grow
stronger. No one seems to doubt that
Gene-ar Boiler is making a third attempt
to relieve Ladysmith. So sure do the
peopKi seem to be that British arms will
in the end triumph, that even that if
General Buller were again unsuccessful
there would be no such outcry as fol
lowed lue previous failures, for any
heavy loss inflicted on the Boers is a
decided British gain.
The tide of British opinion turned
with the report from Spearman's camp
that General Joubert had only 19,000
between Boiler's army and Ladysmith,
aid the statement by Mr. Wyndham
that the British would soon have 213,000
troops in South Africa. General Buller
has been Jieavily reinforced with men
and guns; additional regiments have
been sent to the forces operating in Cape
Colony, and 13,000 men are about to sail
from England for the Cape. It is realized
that the English must win by sheer force
of overwhelming numbers, if not by
superior fighting capacity.
Keenarces of the lloera.
Washington, Feb. 6. By way of prep
aration for the great struggle now in
progress, the Boers in the year 1898
bought from France alone, guns, swords,
carbines, pistole, cartridges, lead, zinc,
powder caps, fuses etc. to the invoiced
value of $380,000, aceordinj to a report of
the slate department from United Stales
Consul Covert at Lyons. The consul
quotes his figures from a recent report
of the French consul-general in the
Transvaal ' on the resources of that
country. He adds that it is probable
several limes this sum was imported in
arms, of which no acconnt was taken.
Landslide on Astoria Road.
Astoria. O., Feb. 6. There was
landslide on the Astoria A Columbia
River railroad this morning about l'j
milts west of Clifton. The trackwalker
discovered it before the arrival of the
train, so no accident resulted. A con
struction gang was soon at work, and in
a few hours a temporary track was laid
around Die slide. This is at the same
place that so many slides have occurred,
and now there is very little of the mount'
ain left to cause further tronble.
Thomll A. Edlenn, flr., III.
Akhok, Or., Feb. 5. Thomas A.
Edison, sr., is quite seriously 111 in this
city. The physicians say illness is acute
Shows the state of your feelings and the
late of your health ae well. Impure
blood makes Itself apparent in a pale
and sallow complexion, rim pies and
Skin Eruptions. If you are feeling
weak and worn but and do not have a
healthy appearance you should try
Acker's Blood Elixir. It cures ail blood
diseases where cheap Sarsaparillas and
so called purifiers fail; knowing this we
sell every bottle on a positive guarantee.
Blakeley 4 Houghton, druggists.
High Wind at Olea.
Oi.ax, Or., Feb. 7. A heavy wind
storm visited this locality last night,
lasting abont six hours. It ripped the
shingles from the residence of William
W. Clark, moved header beds and
wagons and upset haystacks belonging
to J. E. Redmond. No more serious
damage has been reported. It was the
highest wind ever experienced here.
Clarke A Fa!k have on sale a full line
of paint and artist's brnshet.
Bat Boers ttoei Them Bart Hean
Bombardment . of Boers on
Roberts and Kitchener to Inaugurate
Movement Against Bloemfontein
Have Left For the Front.
Boer Hkad Laager, Ladysmith, Feb.
6. Since yesterday the British, with
naval and other guns have bombarded
our positions on tho Upper Tugela.
Troops crossed the river at that point
and Kolendrift with the object of storm
ing our positions. At the former, Gen
eral Dnrgher beat them back and they
recroesed in great contusion. Fighting
continues at Kolendrift with Standerton
and Johannesburg commandos. Theie
were no casualties on our side. The
cannonading was the fiercest yet expert
enced. There was continuous firirg all
day long. This morning it recommenced
with an increased number of guns.
Roberta mud Kitchener to tho Front.
Caps Town, Feb. 7. Lord Roberts and
General Kitchener have started for the
London, Feb. 7. The Associated Press
learns that the war office today received
a telegram saying briefly that Buller had
again recroseed the Tugela river Febru
ary 5, and is now advancing upon Lady
smith. Advance on Pretoria.
London, Feb. 7. While suspense re
garding Butler's movements and opera
tions affecting the fate of Ladysmith con
tinues unrelieved even by the vaguest
dispatch, there comes from other
quarters interesting news in the an
nouncement that Lord Roberts and bis
chief of staff, Lord Kitchener, have left
for the front. As this information was
held up for several hours by the censor,
it seems to indicate that an important
movement is on foot.
A dispatch from Sterkstroom, dated
this morning, announces that the Boers
are attacking General Gatacre from two
directions. Firing was then proceeding
by the outposts. .
Storm to 1'alouie Country.
Pui.t.MAN, Wash., Feb. C The worst
storm of the winter began throughout
the Palonse country this morning. The
storm lucked only a lower temperature
to become a blizzard. A fierce wind was
blowing. Three inches of snow fell in a
few hours, but where the ground is
smooth it is perfectly bare, while in
places where it is rough the snow Is
drifting to quite a depth. The storm
following a' long period of mild, damp
weather, makes its effects felt more
keenly, and is especially hard on live
stock, which will now have to be fed
and sheltered for the first time this
W mm Abrogation Purchased.
Nw York, Feb. 7. The Washington
correspondent of the Journal and Ad
vertiser avers that he has received in
formation indicating the Ambassador
Choate and Lord Salisbury were in
London Tuesday, perfecting tho details
of the settlement of the Alaska per
manent boundary line with the British
right to tidewater facilities as an es
sential feature of the prospective
Nicaragua canal convention.
In other words, while tho Clayton-
Bulwer treaty and the Alaska boundary
have been disassociated out of respect to
American prejudice, they are closely as
sociated in fact.
London, Feb. 7. Officials of the
United States embassy deny that any
negotiations in regard to Alaska are pro
ceeding between Lord Salisbury and Am
bassador Choate, or that the concession
of a free port In Alaska is concluded in
the Nicaraguan agreement, as cabled
Train Wreck Near It rowriTllle.
A mian v, Or., Feb. 6. The wrecking
rain at this city was sent for late last
night to clear the track between Plain
view and Brownsville, on theOrrgonian
railroad. In going np grade the mixed
rain from Woodburn was stopped by
the rails spreading. A paint car was
thrown on its er.d, a lumber car into an
IJolning field, a big furniture car across
the track and two or three others off the
rails. The engine and next box cars, I
and the cahooaa and adioininir cars!
remained on the track.
Alter 47 leare or Married Lire.
Salcm, Or., Feb. 6. After forty-seven
years of married life, M. Porter today
filed a snit for divorce from bis wife,
Martha Torler, alleging as grounds for
the action cruel and inhuman treatment,
slander, desertion, and a propensity to
break furniture. The parties were united
In marriage at Corvallis in 1S53, and
have several grown children.
Strength, of the Militia.
Washington, Feb. 6. Secretary Root
has sent to congress an abstract of the
militia force of the United States. ' It
shows a total number of men available
for military duty, but unorganized, as
10,3-13,150, and an aggregate organized
strength of 100,339.
Storm In Montana.
Great Falls, Mont., Feb. 6. Tho
worst wind and snow storm ever knowu
here occurred today. Much damage was
done to small buildings and electric
wires. It is feared the loss of stock on
the ranges will be large.
Is To Hold
London, Ky., Feb. 7. A rumor be
came current early today that a message
had been received saying Governor
Taylor had signed the conference agrei
ment and the Londou legislature would
be recalled. Senator Jolly sent the fol
lowing telegram to the chief executive
"Discouraging reports here. Members
are unanimously against the agreement.
Imperative to know the condition at
This telegram was soon followed by
another to Taylor from Representative
Kelday, which read as follows:
"Make no compromise of our rights
under the constitution and law. We
represent the people of the common
wealth for a free election and a fair count.
Any attempt on the part of any man or
set of men to set aside the result of the
last election by force, fraud or vicious
legislation, withoutconsentof the people,
is treason. We therefore pledge you our
support and will but stand by the
election returns, as counted by the
electorial commission. All members
agree to this."
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 7. It is stated
on excellent authority that Governor
Taylor has decided not to sign the Louis
ville agreement in its present shape. He
desires several charges in it, and parti
cularly a definite "statement regarding
the repeal of the Goebel law.
Pendleton, Or., Feb. (I The Pendle
ton Commercial Association, this even
ing, Inaugurated a movement to build a
railroad from Pendleton south through
the Camas prairie region and I he John
Day country to the mining district of
During the past few months a quiet in
vestigation has been carried on, resulting
in showing that the railroad proposed
woulil pay, Independent of the mines
which would be tapped. The road will
pass through timber land of vast area, a
rich farming country and extensive live
stock region, open up immense building
stone quarries, and tap a fine dairying
section before reaching the mines. An
enormous tonnage would besecnrid.
Pendleton a ill have preliminary sur
veys made and select the most feasible
route, and back the proposition to com
pletion. Local enthusiasm over the
project Is great.
"I had bronchitis every winter for
years and no medicine gave me perma
nent relief till I began to take One Min
ute Cough Cure. I know it la the best
cough medicine made," says J. Koontx,
Corry, Pa. It quickly cures coughs,
colds, croup, asthma, grippe and throat
and Inng troubles. It Is the children's
favorite remedy. Cures quickly.
Subscribe for Tin Ciikonick. j
V" Abscluteey pure
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
ovt- mkiw pomwn co., wrw vomc.
Talyor Has Not Ybt Decided WHa
to Da About Its Louisville
Ten Thousand People Attend Demo
cratic Legislators Stay in Louis
Cincinnati, Feb. 6. Former Governor
Bradley and Attorney MacKoy, attorneys
for Governor Taylor, and others appeared
before Federal Judge Taft at noon to
day and were given a hearing in chain
berson a petition for a 'restraining order
the exact nature of which was not made
public. It is not denied, however, that
the defendents in the petition are Gov
ernor Beckham et al. After hearing
former Governor Bradley and MacKoy,
Judge Taft announced to them that they
should at once make copies of their
petitions for the defendents and furnieb
them with the same and notify them
that the cae would be beard in the
United States court of appeals at Cin
cinnation February 12.
liradley ami MacKoy would not say
anything about the nature of their pro
ceedings or the plans of their clients.
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 8. Governor
Taylor announced this morning that he
had, as yet, taken no action regarding
the Louisville agreement and did not
know whether be would do so today or
not. lie said there were some tilings he
desired to consider further, and it would
be some time beforo he made up hie
mind as to the best thing to do.
As early as 0 o clock people began to
arrive from the country for the purpose
of attending Goebel's funeral, and by 7
o'clock there was a stream of them pour
ng through the room in which the body
lay, so great that the police had great
difficulty in handling it. The crowd
grew rapidly and, judging by v the num
bers that came early in the forenoon.
there will be no less than 10,000 people
at the funeral exercises.
The formation of the parade began at
11 o'clock. It was headed by a battalion
of police and members of the city coun
cil, numerous local societies on foot in
great numbers, and hundreds of men on
horseback made up the procession. The
service! at the hotel were short and
simple, but at the cemeterv they were
elaborate am) were witnessed by fully
7000 people. The oration of the day
was delivered bv Senator Blackburn.
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 you must take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, and acts directly on
the 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 piescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined with
the lest blood puritleis, acting directly
on the mncdus surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is
w hat produces such wonderful results in
curing Catarrh, Send for testimonials,
F. J. Ciiknicv A Co., Props., Toledo O.
Sold bv drrnggistp, price 7Se.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. 12
I'lagae In Manila I flaming Headway.
Victoria. B. C, Feb. 8. According
to newt brought by the steamer Km press
of China, the plague is reported to be
gaining much headway in Manila. Tele
grams to the Japan Daily Mail, under
date of January 17, ate to the effect that
there were t el vs cases on one street
on that date. The outbreak is said to be
cmsing great txcitement.
The Manila Times of an earlier date
says some excitement was caused by the
report of two cases of a disease believedl
to be bubonic plague. The victims were.
Chinese, who came bv steamer from
Hong Kong. The plague Is still raging
at Hong Kong.
A Thousand funuel
Could not express the rapture of Anni
E. Springer, of 1125 Howard et., Phil
adelphia, Pa., when she found that Dr
King's New Discovery for Consumption
had completely cured her of a hacking
cough that for many years ha I maila
ble a burden. All other remedies ant)
doctors could give her no help, but sh
sjys of this Royal Cure "It soon re
moved the pain in my chest and I can
now sleep soundly, something; I can
scarcely remember doing before. I feel
like sounding its praises througbont the- .
universe." So will every one who trie
Dr. King's New Discovery forany trouble
of the throat, chest or lungs. Price 50c
and $1. Trial bottle free at Blakeley &
Houghton's drug store; every bottle
Few I'ald to Hear linn.
Nsw Yokk, Feb. 7. W. J. Bryar
spoke tonight in Carnegie hall on "Pend
ing Problems," under the auspices of
Winfield Scott Hancock post, G. A. R.,
for the relief of soldiers' widows and
orphans. More than 1000 men and
women paid the price of admission.
With the hope of tilling the big hall,
those in the galleries were invited down
stairs. Still there were empty seats in
the auditorium, and three galleries were
vacant. There were some enthusiasm,
however, notwithstanding the suiallneea
of the audience.
Lost la Van-
VAN'couvtn, B. C, Feb. 0. A hurri
cane raged here laBt night, causing-
property damage all over the city. The
wind, which became utmost a tornado
attained a velocity of fifty-fivo miles an.
honi. Along the water front the waves
broke over the wharves and bridges
sweeping away beat-homes, wrecking
boats and dashing two .Heam launches)-
against a pier, batltring the crafts in'cr
total wrecks. Two stone-laden scows
went adrift and were wrecked, and two
steamers broke their moorings and wer
brought to their docks with great- diffi
culty. Telephone wires in the suburbs ar
down, and the long-distance system is
completely paralyzed. Trees were torn
up by the roots, H dgstnOd and chimney
full, and a cottage on the Westminister
road was crushel like im eggBhell by a.
gigantic tree, which was blown down
and fell on the roof. Though there were
three occupants in the h use at the time,.
all escaped injury. . The-damago to resi
dences, factories, wharves and shipping
will aggregate many thousands of dollars.
"After doctors failed to cure me of
pneumonia 1 used One Minute CongU
Cure and three bottles of itemed me.
It is also the best remedy on earth for
whooping co i it h. It cured my grand
children of the worst caser," writes J no.
Berry, Lo.aoton, Pa. It is the ou)y
harmlesi rrmedy that ylves immediate)
results. Cures ccuhs, colds, croup anil
throat and lung troubles. Itireveota
consumption. Children always like it.
Mothers endorse it.
Hoys Fined for Abasing- a Chinese.
Col. fax, Wash., Feb. 7. Six youn-
boys of this city were arrestod yesterday
morning, charged with making a brutal
assault on a Chinaman, whom they bad
chased and stoned, their attack resulting
i the Celestial losing several teeth, ami
aving his head badly cut. When
brought before the justice yesterday
afternoon each of the boys entered a pleat
of guilty, and a fine of $'J5 apiece ami
costs was levied. The- six boy were all
students of the high ichool, and were
arrested in the schoolroom.
W. 8. Thilpot, Albany, Ga., say
DeWitt's Little Early Risers did ma
mora good than any pills I ever took."
The famous little pills for constipation.
biliousness and liver and bowel trouble.