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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1900.
CRONJE IS AGED
frte Gallant General, WitH His Family,
Staff and Serrants, Has Alreafly Ar
rived at Caps Town.
NO NEWS -
FROM THE FRONT
England's Happiness Will Be Complete
When This Is Accomplished
Roberts Will Probably Have Some
Fighting to Do Before He Advances
Caps Town, March 2. General Cronje
was received here today by General
Frederick Forester Walker and a repre
sentative of Sir Alfred Milner, Governor
'of Cape Colony.
Caps Town, March 2 General Cronja
and his party arrived at Sinoneton to
Orange Rivib, March 1. General
Cronje and his wife passed liere last
night en route to Cape Town. Elaborate
precautions have been taken to prevent
the publrc from seeing him; even the
officers were ordered off at tho station
and the refreshment-roam was kept
loseJ before his arrival, to the discom
fort of the Kiuiberley passengers, who
were obliged to go foodless.
General Cronie looks greatly affected
and miserable and is much grayer. He
entered the refreshment-room, ae-
companied by his wife, son and Inter
preter and General Peltyraan and his
staff. Takinir his seat at table. Gener
al Cronje covered his face with hie hands
for a few moments as if engaged in
London, March 2. A dispatch from
Buller was received at the war office
this morning announcing that seventy
three wagon loads of supplies are now
entering Ladysinith. The first eleven
wagons contained hospital comforts.
Paardkbkbo, Wednesday. All the
prisoners were paraded yesterday after
noon. They extended in a long trailing
line, like a serpent across the plain, and
ai far as possible were arranged in com
mandos. The Free Staters were kept
separate from the Tianevaalere. .
The look upon the faces of the men as
they passed, made it Impossible to ar
rive at any other conclusion than that
they were all overjoyed at their release
from the daily hell of shell and shot
which they had been expeiiencing lately.
Many did not even take the trouble to
conceal their delight from the soldiers
guarding them. They chatted freely
with the Britleh, discussing different
battles in which they had fought; all
prisoners have Intense admiration for
the bravery and pluck of the High
landers, and they treely confess that
they are incapable of the dash and go
and pinuk of the British.
Home of the sick prisoners have given
a vivid description of Cronju's night
march. It began In a panic, and terrible
confusion prevailed throughout. Huge
wagons crowded the narrow road, there
was a ntter luck of order and desertions
ere numerous. The vriter also learned
details of the Boer commissariat. The
Boer rations consisted of ono and a half
pounds of fresh meat dally and one and
a half pounds of coffee, three pounds of
Uar and five pounds flour per man
Every jnan who was off duty visited
the Boer laager yesterday, and crowds
of curious Tommies spent the day in
'earcuing every nook and corner. What
might prove useful to the army had been
'retired and the soldiers were allowed to
tftke hatever they liked. The men car
ried off clothing, kettles, cups and even
The latest renorts announce that a
large force of Boers is operating ten
miles away on the British right front.
Mcrrltt Want Smaller Army.
New Yobb. March 2. Speaking at
the St. David's Society dinner last night.
General Merritt said he was glad to be
le to speak good word for the Ameri
can Army. There seems to be to Idea
'hat the Army is an aristocratic Institu
tion which will throttle the American
people nnless kept down. II offered to
guarantee ths Army harmless, sod said
l' hoped It would not be long before) It
would be reduced to its old basis ol 23,000.
"I eympathiie," he continued, "with
the British, because they sympathized
with ns at ManiU Bay. They signified
then that blood is thicker that water. I
don't know much about the merits of
the present war, but the British are try
ing to establish what every American
stands for the liberty of every man to
enjoy hie rights nntrammeled by the
fetters imposed upon him in the
nice Shipped ta Hawaii.
San Fbaxcisco, March 2. A new ex
port from San Francisco to the Hawaiian
Islands is rice, which has lately been
sent In large quantities to Honolulu,
Ililo and other outside ports. The rice
is raided in Louisiana. The first ship
ments were made at the beginning of
the plague and up to date 28,000 bags
have been shipped Irora San Francrcn.
Heretofore all the rieo consumed at the
islands, other than what has been grown
there, has cbnio from Japan.
American Died In Prison.
Chicago, March 2. A special to the
Record from Vera Cruz, Mex'co, says:
The Mexican Government is taking an
active interest in the caso of Elward
Turner, the American locomotive engi
neer who recently died in the military
hospital at Vera Cruz, after ten months'
confinement in prison, without trial, on
the charge of being responsible for the
wreck of his train.
Judge Litnbardo, one of the most
prominent members of the Mexican bar,
arrived here today from the City of
Mexico, with instructions from President
Diaz, to make a thorough investigation
of the circumstances surrounding
Turner's imprisonment and death. No
official demand for idemnity has been
Subject of a Special Message to Congress
Today People Must Have Help
President Wants to Use All Ac
crued Revenues io Relief.
Washington, Mar. 2. A special mes
sage from the President was received in
the House today recommending that all
revenues collected on importations from
Puerto Rico since the evacuation of the
islands by Spain (amounting to over $2,
000,000) should be placed at the disposal
of the President for the relief of the is
lands. Republicans greeted the reading
of the message with demonstrations of
"I hope the recommendation wil
meet with favor on that side of the
House," said Richardson, the minority
"I'll see if it meets with favor on that
side of the house," retorted Cannon
sharply, "I'll now ask for uoauiniou?
consent for the immediate consideration
of the bill to carry the recommendation
of that message into force."
The suddenness of the' request spread
consternation on the Democratic side.
There was no time for consultation.
Richardson stood hesitating a moment.
"Better do it at once," said Cannon,
"before yon change your mind.''
This shaft raised a lauiih. Richard
son said he would not obj'.-ct hut wanted
to know how much time would beal
lowed for debate.
After some discussion it was agreed to
allow 20 minutes debate on each side.
The bill was then read and Cannon pro
ceeded toexplaln Its features. Bailey of
Texas replied for the Democrats. At
the expiration of the time allowed for
debate, the vote was taken, resulting in
the passage of the bill by 102 to 103.
Catarrh Cannot be Cured
with local app'ications, 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 o.i
tho blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is not a quack medicine.
It was was preecribjd by one of the best
physicians In this country for years, and
Is a regular prescription. It is composed
of the beet tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifiers, acting directly
on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is
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curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials,
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Hall's Family Pills are ths best. 12
ring! Bod lee from Manila.
San Fbancisco, March 5. The trans
port Duks of Fife Is expected to arrlvs
hers today with 45 bodies of soldier
dead from Manila.
Filipi! Have Nil let Been Sot
THE RAINY SEASON
May Carry on Guerrilla Warfare on a
Large Scale Treacherous Native
Manila, March 3, 9 :55 p. ro. Reports
reach the Associated Press from various
sources, including army officers and the
heads of commercial houses with agents
throughout the islands, of continued
activity among the insurgents, who are
endeavoring to keep alive the armed op
position to the United States, and are
planning to continue the insurrection
with guerrilla warfare on a larger scale
when the rainy season begins. A person
holding a position second only to that ot
the Governor-General tells the Associated
Press he is convinced that the insurgent
organization has been remarkably rtlia
bilitated during the past month, partic
ularly in the northern provioces. He
says the insurgents have a secret organi
zation, even in the strongest garrisoned
towns, affording perfect means of com
munication and that the machinery is
managed from Manila. Some of the
leaders are Filipinos pretending to be
supporters of the American administra
tion, and many of the municipal govern
ments installed by the army form parts
of the machinery.
Two correspondents of lesding Ameri
can weeklies who have traveled for
month In Benquet and I locos with letters
for insurgent chiefs, going alone fifty
miles from garrisons and being every
where hospitably received, say the
people make no secret uf their sympathy
with the insurgents. Though admitiug,
t'iat the Filipino soldiers abuse them,
tbey still protect these soldiers from the
American ecoutiug parties. They claim
to have communications from Aguinaldo.
Paterno, in the northern mountains of
Manila, is full of civil and military offi
cials of all rurks of Aguinaldo's govern
ment, who were captured or eurreneered
and who were brought here and released
on promises to refrain from agitation.
While many of the insjrgent rrunici
pal officers were continued in office on
taking the oath of allegiance, residents
who aro acquainted with them have
little faith in their promises. All the
citizens of Tarlac, capital of the province
of that name, have been arrested and
charged with plotting, and two insur
gents have been captured at Malabou
with discriminating papers and f-4000
collected from the natives. Some of the
municipal governments appear loyal and
efficient. On the other hand, one Ameri
can General declares he believes the
majority in his province are agents of
the insurrection. . . - .. -
Afresh issue of insurgent pamphlets
is being circulated, asserting that the
American promises of good government
re merely a matk for commercial ex
ploitation of the Philippines, quoting
Senator Beverldge's speech and an
editorial from a Washington newspaper,
headed, "Let Us Be Honest."
The trial of the guerrillas charged with
m n r dei is finished, and it is believed the
commission's verdict will be guilty. In
dictments Hgainsl others have been pre
No report has beeu received from Gen
eral Bates' expedition. He has probably
moved Inland, where communication
with him is Impracticable.
The Army throughout the Island of
Luzon is working hard, icouring the
country for Insurgents and killing a tew
daily. The section from Manila to
D'gupan has been thorouuhly cleared,
the scouting parties being unable to find
any Insurgents. General Funston and
Colonel Keenan took 200 men through
the mountains to Baler, on the eat tern
coast, without meeting any insargents.
But they are active along the northern
coast from Dagupan to Aparri. Oc
casional reports come of an American
a ildier being killed or dlaa-aring. In
the southern provinces th insurgents
continne to harass theAme. "an garri
sons by night demonstrations.
Washington, March 3. Ai-nge-nients
were tnsde today for the transfer
of tht auxiliary cruisers Badger and
Resolute from the Navy to the War De
partment. Theeo vessels were purchased
during the Spauieh War, and are no
longer needed by the Navy. The Badger
is now at San Francisco, and will be
f'ted out oy the Quarter-master's De
oartment for a cruise to Alaska, alter
wh.ch die will be seat to the Philippines
for the ic'erieland transport ten ice. The
Resolute is undergoing repairs at Phila
delphia. Sho will be placed temporarily
on the service between New York and
the West Indies. When she can be
spared, it is intended to send her also to
For Arrest or Ooebel'e Murderer,
Frankfort, Ky., March 3. The Dem
ocratic Senate today passed the hill for
the appointment of a committee to hunt
down the person or persons who assassi
nated Governor Goebel and appropriat
ing f 100,000 to carry on I he work. The
bill had previously passed the House,
and now goes to Governor Beckham for
approval. The Republican Senate, sit
ting in the same hall, took no part in
Change In Canal I'laue.
New Yohk, Marc'i 3. A special dis
patch to the Herald from Washington
Some modifications in the plans for
the Nicaragua Canal recommended by
the first Wulker commission will have
to be made. This is made clear by re
ports forwarded to the office of the pre
sent Walker commission from one of the
surveying parlies now in the field. It
has been found that it will be impractic
able to build the proposed dam acroes
the San Juan River just above the month
of the San Curloj, known as the Boca
San Carlos dam. It is believed, how
ever, that a practicable site for the pro
posed dam can be found at no great
distance from tiio site formerly selected,
and surveys are now in progress for the
purpose of finding a better location.
Bigamist Farnaworth Sentenced.
Chicago, March 3. "I don't claim to
be an angel, your honor; but I believe I
have been more sinned against than
sinning," said Bigamist Walter L.
Farnaworth, as he stood before Judge
Baker for sentence. Farneworth was
sentenced to the penitentiary. Origin
ally he was said to have forty wives in
various parts of the country. He was
indicted on four charges, and ac
knowledged he had been married four
times. Farnsworth was known as Brad
ford, and by other names. His real
name is said to be Orton.
Itace Trouble Feared. a
Montgomery. Ala., March 3 Race
trouble is feared near Letohutchie, 125
miles south of this city. It is reported
that 1000 negroes are congregated and
are threatening. It is said that last night
some white men went to the house of
Jim Cross, a negro, called him to the
door and shot him. Afterwards the
crowd shot his wife, son and daughter.
Only a few days ago Sam Powell, white,
was shot by a negro in the same
neighborhood. The negro was taken
from the sheriff and hanged by a mob.
Journal Fall of Fnow.
Rochehteb, N. Y., March 3. Forty-
three and one-half inches of snow in 03
hours is the new record established here.
The railroads are recovering from the
biggest fight against the elements they
have had in many years.
Eighty-five per cent of all persons de
dared Incurable or given up to die by
physicians can be cured, or their lives
greatly prolonged by the beneficent
powers of the "Perfected" Oxygenor
King. Tills startling assertion U sus
ceptible of proof. We have it In the
form of letters from all classes of people
"retiiii.g far and near" who are de
lighted to testify to the marvelous cura
tive powers of this latest ard most per
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For sale by J. M. Filloon, The Dalles,
Impersonated an Officer,
New Ohlkans, March, 3 Julius
Morse, who married Miss Bertha Varn
ken, of Dayton, O., nmler the name of
"Captain Clark," was tried before Com
missioner Craig, of the United States
Court, today on the charge of Imperson
ating a Uovernment officer. He was
committed to the High Court nndera
bond of tlOOO.
American Orepe Vines.
Stbarbubo, March 5. The govern
ment of Alsace-Lorraine has declined to
grant the petition of the vinegrowers of
the Relchland that tbey bo permitted to
Import American grape vines In order
to renew their ruined vineyards. Baron
Z irn Von Bulach, Secretary of State for
Agriculture, declarej on tho floor of the
Landtag that the American vines
brought Into the conn try many worse
blights than phylloxera.
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Pretoria Is Beim Fnrtter FsrliJiil in
Eiplatioi if a In S.eje.
Transvaal President Withheld Announc
ment of Crooje's Surrender Until
He Could Conjure His Troops to
London, March 5. A special to the
Times from Lonrenco Marques, dated
March 4, says persistent reports continue
that the Transvaal Republic has opened
negotiations looking to the securing of
peace. On the other band it is asserted
the Boers will make a stand at Glencoe
and Laing's Nek, and that in the mean
time entrenchments at Pretoria are be
ing extended in anticipation of a siege.
The conference between the Boer Presi
dents, it is added, and the General com
manding the Boers iu Northern Natul,
was hurriedly arranged, on account of
the news of Cronje's surrender.
Until Thursday . night, official con
firmation of the surrender was withheld
from the public. Kruger sent out a
religious appeal with orders that it
should be read by all officers to the
burghers, urging them to stand fast and
itrive in the name of the Lord, for, un
less they had faith in him, cowardice
would set in, and their position would
he hopeless the moment they turned
their backs on the enemy. Their past
victories, he declared, showed that the
Lord wag on their side. The President
beseeched the burghers not to bring de
struction on their progeny.
Continuing, tiie epecial says, a high
authority in Bloemfontein, declares that
in the event of a repulse of the Free
State forces, the latter will retire to
wards the Transvaal, and, united with
their brethren there, maintain the
struggle to the last.
The Boer casualties at Colenso during
the week ending February 25, are re
ported to be thirty-one men killed and
London, March 5. There are now
practically tiiree British armies in the
fleld, one in the Free State, one in Cape
Colony, and one in Natal. All that is
known about the first and most im
portant is that it is in close touch with a
body of Boers, estimated to number
about tiOOO men. Speculations as to the
direction and method ot Roberts' ad
vance into the Free State is quite worth
less, so carefully are the plans concealed.
In Cape Colony General Brabant and
General Clements command two horns
of the army, while Gatacre holds the
main Boer force in check. Gatacre and
Clements will probably combine and ad
vance on Bloemfontein, with Brabant
guarding the right flank with the mobile
Colonials. Tiiis movement will be sub
sequent to securing a line of communi
cation nlon the lines of the Free State
railroads, which, according to the latest
dispatches, seen is almost accomplished.
With the exception of sorties, a serious
movement can hardly be expected from
the Natal army this week. When it will
he ready to advance its movements must
greatly depend upon how much distance
the retreating Boers put between them
selves and Buller. As an incident of
the British main objective, which at
least is clearly outlined as Pretoria, the
relief of Mafeking, by the force from the
sout'.i, may beexpected any day. Colonel
Plummer's force on the north seeming
incapable of accomplishing it.
The unexpected activity of the Cape
Dutch and the reported liklihood of
fighting between them and the Basntoe,
aided by other tribes having a grudge
against the Boers, Is regarJed as rather
ominons. The only other untoward
phase of the military situation that the
critics can discern Is in the forced tempo
rary inactivity of the Natal army, an
instance of which is contained in the
dispatches announcing that n flying
column which attempted to intercept
the Boer retreat only succeeded is driv
ing the enemy further north. '
Ilia Llfa Was Raved.
Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent ciliaen of
Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonderful
deliveranc-i from n frightful death. In
telling of it he says : "I was taken with
Typhoid fever, that ran into pneumonia.
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Wrecking of the Charleston,
Washington, March 3. Sensational
charges are contained in an anonymous
letter which has been received at the
Navy Department from Manila. The
communication relates to the wrecking
of the Charleston, and makes the serious
statement that a number of officers of
the veesul at the time of the dieaster
were under the influence of liquor. The
correspondent who furnishes the in
formation claims to have verified the
allegations by dilligent inquiry among
the officers of the Charleston.
The letter was not placed on the official
files on acconnt of the peculiar nature of
the charges, but it has been referred to
the Judge-Advocate-General of the Navy
with instructions from Secretary Long
that the matter be investigated at once.
This inquiry will probably not take a
more formidable aspect than a note of
inquiry addressed to the Commander-in-Chief
of the Asiatic station. Naval of
ficers here who have seen the letter say
there was nothing to justify the charges,
nd they believe the Department's in
quiry will relieve the accused officers
from tho unwarranted allegations. Cap
tain Pieman, who coiumanded the
Charleston at the time of the wreck, is
not involved in any of the charges.
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must keep her health. If she is weak,
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nervous and irritable. If she has con
stipation or kidney trouble, her impure
blood will cause pimples, blotches, skin
eruptions and a w retched complexion.
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Dollar Dlnuer Tonight.
New York, March 5. The Workmen's
Ji ffersonian Dollar-Dinner Committee
decided to hold their dinner tonight at
Terrace Garden. The speakers inv.ted
include William J. Bryan, John P.
Altgeld, Mayor Jones of Toledo, Governor
Piugree of Michigan, and Congressman
Snlier, Lentz and Tone. The original
idea was to hold the dinner on Lincoln's
birthday, then it was changed to Wash
ington' birthday, whtn it was pottroned.
William Ferrjr Killed In Chicago.
Chicago, March 5. William H. Ferry,
owner of the Lake Forest Polo Grounds,
was instantly killtd last night while
crossing the tracks of the Northwestern
Railroad at the Lake Forest depot. Mr.
Ferry was waiting for the Chicago train
when the accident happened. Mr. Ferry
also owned a large rancli in California,
which I. e visited at intirvals. He was
for many years a real estate dealer in
Chicago, although he had not main
tained offices here for some time. Mr.
Ferry'a father precenteJ Ferry Hall to
Lake Furest University. He was at tine
time owner of large bkcki of stock in the
Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.
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