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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1900.
A Portage Railway Advocated As Pre
liminary to a Canal and Locks
The Matter Discussed Before the
Portland Chamber of Commerce.
Portland Telegram, April 24: Strong
nd detei mined effort will be begun at
once in Vegon to secure the passage
through the next congress of an ap
propriation for the construction of a port
ize railway at the dalles of the Columbia
river, and the further improvement of
the creat water way eastward. It is the
t intention to have it stated clearly in the
ippropriation bill that the portage rail
irsy is not to bo regarded as a perma
nent improvement, but tr.erely as'prelim
inary to a boat canal.
At a meeting of the trustees cf the
chamber of commerce held this morning,
i committee consisting of Henry Hahu,
H. W. Scott and E. T. Williams was ap
pointed to take the matter up and use
their own discretion as to the beet
method of procedure.
Their plan of action contemplates the
securing of uiemoiials from commercial
bodies of the principal cities of Oregon,
Idaho and Eastern Washington, ad
dressed to legislatures, to congress and
to members of the delegations from states
interested. It is thought that besides
the Portland chamber of commerce, c.im
mercial bodies of Astoria, Salem, The
Dalles and Pendleton, in Oregon ; Walla
Walla and Vancouver, in Washington,
and of every city io Idano. will indorse
the proposition and memorialize congress
in favor of it.
If the unflagging support of five sen
ators can be received, it Is anticipated
that the meaeure will pass. Two' sen
ators from Oregon and two from Idaho
may be counted on. Senator Foster, of
Washington, is believed to be favorably
disposed, and if Levi Ankeny, of Walla
Walla, is elected to the senate, the cause
will have another strong supporter,
Sentiment throughout Oregon, Eastern
Washington and a large part of Idaho
i unanimous in appreciation of the bene
fit to be derived by the prosecution of
sneh an enterprise by the general gov
arnuient. It is now generally under
stood that government engineers have
abandoned the boat railway scheme na
impracticable. The sum of $200,000 has
beeo appropriated for a boat railway at
the dalles of the Columbia, and it is the
purpose to have this transferred to the
fund for the portage railway and the
other improvements suggested, for which
400,0O0 additional will be asked.
The matter was brought before the
trustees of the chamber of commerce
this morning by Charles Frances Adams,
formerly president of the Union Pacific
Railway company, who is now extensive
ly interested at Lewiston, Ida. Mr.
Adams was accompanied by E. H. Lib'iy
and his eon, Mr. Adams, jr. H. W. Scott
was present, In addition to the members
of the board of trustees. Mr. Adams on
being invited to make a statement, said
"II this country that by rights is trib
utary to Portland is to develope to its
fullest extent, antf thereby Increase the
finportance of Portland, cheap transpor
tation must he established along the line
Ultra is a current which will float cargoes
from the Clearwater to Portland, almost
Without effort. The Great Northern,
Northern Pacific and Canadian Pacific
"'"st haul their loads over the mountains
'R'-t them into the Sound country.
fhile Portland's tributary territory
'ids its freight down stream all the
"I Was In Washington loot ulnlnr anil
f 'rr""d that the obstacles to securing
fl'e building of a portage railroad around
''e dalles of the Columbia will Dot be
fri't- I found upon investigation that
"appropriation for such an object can
fedily be secured, if nniipd action 1.
alien. I would advin-tu it, t,,, 11,11
f" I'Ortairn rallro.l II I
.iim I'lllJT BB II ircilllll-
ry toiheconstrntion of a boat canal.
" an ii not structed river, open to boat
Ration from I-nrtlnn.l In
i - ... x. v, nig turn uu rnire
P'ou.d be instantaneous. It would force
"broads to meet the rate of Amn
transportation. Obviously the
- ma producer ana to Portland
fM ha almost incalculable.
'ter Mr. Adams bad concluded. tl.a
"P'c uas discussed In a general way.
j 'ke i,.p. l0 t,rIlg U. mnHer be(()r.
"noil) local Commercial ...1
- v j 1 1 . i; . nnu
ciinreis through the proper
the intention to push the enter-
prise with unremitting energy until
success ia achieved. Bat it is believed
that it can be gotten through the next
The committee was instructed to re
port to the chamber of commerce
trustee, at as early a date as possible,
as to what action should be taken by
SHUT QUAY OUT
Pennsylvania's Long Pending Case
Was Decided This Afternoon at
Four O'clock, the Vote Being 33
Washington, April 24. Vote on the
Quay case was taken promptly at 4
o'clock. The resolution which declared
Mr. Quay "net" entitled to his seat was
first laid before the senate. Mr.
Chandler moved to strike out the word
"not," and on that the vote was taken.
Quay loses. The vote was 33 to 32.
Washington, April 21. (Senate) The
final debate od the case of M. S. Quay
began at II o'clock. Notwithstanding
the comparatively early hour of the
meeting, a large number of senators were
present when the session opened and
many people were in the galleries.
A resolution offered last week by Mr.
Culbertson was passed. It requires the
president to inform the sentate what
commissions have been created or ap
pointed by the executive since March 4,
1885, in reference to the foreign relatione
of the territories of the United States, to
inquire into the war with Spain, the
personnels of the commission, the total
compensation. or allowance of each of the
commissioners, all of the employes of the
A bill authorizing the secretary of war
to make regulations governing' the
running of loose logs, steamboats and
rafts on certain rivers was passed.
Consideration of the Quay case was
then resumed. Penrose continued his
argument begun late yesterday afternoon.
McCumber delivered a carefully prepared
constitutional argument in opposition to
the seating of Quay. Only a brief while
ago he was regarded as an advocate of
Quay's claim, but he announced in bis
speech that after careful consideration,
he had changed his opinion. The change,
he said, was not based upon emotion,
but upon reason.
In an extended argument, Lindsay
presented the legal and constitutional
reasons why, in his opinion, Quay ought
not to be seated. He held that the ap
pointment ot senators by an executive
was provided for by the framere of the
constitution merely to provide for the
filling of vacancies that may be regarded
Lord KobertV Net.
London, April 25,5 a. m. The reports
that the siege of Wepener Las been
practically raised were apparently pre
mature. The Boer attack on Colonel
Dalgety's northern position, as described
from Maseru, was probably a final at
tempt to rush the garrison before secur
ing a safe retreat, and as Colonel
Dalgety's successfully repulsed the at
tack, little further anxiety is felt on his
Lord Roberts has now spread a net
with some 40,000 or more men and 150
guns, covering the whole western semi
circle around Wepener, whilo General
Hamilton has occupied the waterworks
practically without opposition.
The seventh division, undoi General
Tucker, assisted by naval guns, has
made a demonstration from Kaiee
Siding,- the Boers showing eonio or
position. At the same time a brigade
moved out from Glen to take up a posi
tion on a range of hills at Gennaadena!,
north of the Modder. The waterworks
were found undamaged, with the ex
ception of the removal or the sliding
valves of the pumping engines.
The Boers now can only escape, with
out risking an encounter, northward to
Ladybrand, and the chance of a success
ful outcome of the plans of Lord Huberts
depends on whether the British troops
can reach Thabanchu and Ladybrand
before the retreaticg commandoes from
Do Wei's Dorp and Wepener, All the
correspondents report that the roads are
in a terrible condition, which accounts
for the slow probers of the British col
umns, and if the Boers are as well In
formed of the British plans as they
heretofore have been, they are likely
again to escape.
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TRYING TO COR
RAL THE BOERS.
French and His Forty Thousand Men
Endeavoring to Capture Twenty-Five
London, April 24. The indecisive ac
tion and slow progress of Generals Hart
and Brabant are relatively unimportant
when compared with the progress of
General French. It is now evident that
Lord Roberts' wishes are not only to de
feat the Boers, but to pen them in at
Paardeburg. To this end, 40,000 British
troops are concentrating in the south
eastern portion of the Orange Free
State and are operating according to
carefully devised plans, and the delay
may be due as much to strategy as to
The success of this important move
ment almost entirely depends upon
General French. If he can swoop down
from the North with the rapidity of ex
ecution which he displayed at Kimber
ley and Paardeburg, he will effect the
same swift, sudden transformation
which followed the cavalry evolution
two mouths ago. According to list ac
counts, he was pushing on successfully.
Every day the Boers remain at Wepe
ner Improves General French's chances
of success. To put a girdle around the
25,000 Boers estimated to be in the
southeastern part of the Orange Free
State, Lord Roberts has evidently taken
large chances. The British critics differ
regarding the result, some declaring it
is impossible for the Boers to escape,
while others reserve? their opinion until
more definite news of General French's
progress is received.
There is a general impression that the
main advance upon Pretoria will be
taken op without any reconcentration
at Blomfontein, as with more than half
the British army stretched in echelon
across the Orange Free State, such h
change in directions would indefinitely
delay the accomplishment of Lord Rob
erts' main objective.
Mr. Myers Ha a Nightmare.
Wichita, Kan., April 25. Allan O.
Myers, of Ohio, responding to a toast at
the banquet of the Suuflower League of
Kansas, following W.J. Bryan, created
a sensation by his utterances. Mr.
Bryan did not finish his speech until
1 o'clock this morning. Mr. Myers drew
a dark picture. The country was fust
racing to destrnction, he said, and Mark
Hannn, William MrKinley and Great
Britain were driving it. Then, sudden
ly turning toward Mr. Bryan, the
" Yo i may be elected, sir, by a million
majority, but they will not permit you
to take the presidential chair. Look at
the fata of William Goebel in Kentucky I
Men whose pastime is bribery find in
murder an amusement. Ohio was
bought in 1890; the country was bonght;
it will be bought again in 1900, and
Mark Harina'a reward for it is a seat in
the United States senate."
The masses of the country would con
tinue to permit the encroachments on
the classes, concluded Mr. Myers, until
finally too late for a restoration of rights
by the ballot. Then the sword and gun,
violence, revolution a new order of
ltuls' Last Measag-e.
New York, April 25. The state de
partment at Washington has notified
Mrs. Kit L. Ruiz, widow of Dr. Ricardo
Ruiz, who was murdered in prison at
Gu inabic , Cuba, while a captive of the
Spaniards, that tho chair on which he
wrote hh last message would ho for
warded to her.
The chair came into the possession of
General Fitzhugh Lee soon after the
murder of Dr. Ruiz, which occurred
February 4, lS'.lrt. General Lee kept it
till be left Havana two years ago,
when lie gave it to the British vice-consul,
Mr. Jerome, who kept it until Gen
eral Lee's return to Havana after the
war. At the request of Mrs. Ruiz he
has forwarded it to Washington.
The message, which was written on
tho bark of this chair by Dr. Ruiz, who
dipped his nails in his own blood, reads:
"Mercedes, mine, Evangeline, Ricardi.
to, good bye. My children of my life, I
give you my blessing. I5e obedient to
your mother. Good bye, Rita of my
Why lie Propped Nllvrr.
Wachita, Kan., April 24. W. J.
Bryan arrived here today at 11:05 a. ui.,
on his way from Texas to his home in
Lincoln, Neb. His visit was under the
auspices of tho Sunflower League, a
Democratic organization, embracing the
state. Mr. Bryan attended a meeting of
the club this afternoon, making a short
address, and later delivered an open-air
speech to 2000 people. Tonight he was
the guest of honor at the annual banquet
of the Sunflower League. Mr, Bryan,
in thscourae of his banquet speech, said :
The public wonders why I have
dropped the silver question. New meas
ures are resting opon us; hut I shall
never drop the silver question until the
little coteries of English financiers
cease to meet in secret and plan the
laws of this country. Tho difference
between this campaign and that of '96
is the matters of trusts and imperialism
have been injected, and that the East
becomes educated on the silver question.
The East no longer reg.trds Populists as
anarchists, but has come to respect
What Democrat Prefer.
Nxw York, April 24 Following is a
summary of the replies from 23 Demo
cratic national committeemen to the
Journal and Advertiser's "Questions re
garding the campaign issues and candidates:"
Anti-imperialism as a leadidg issue,
21; anti-trust as a leading issue, 21
money question as a leading issue, 10;
anti-militarism as a leading issue, 0.
Chicago platform will be reaffirmed,
20; noncommittal as to Chicago plat
Dewey's candidacy not taken serious
ly, 11; Dewey's candidacy would not
hurt Bryan, 12.
Bryan by acclamation, 8 ; Bryan unan
imously or on first ballot, 13.
Admiral Schley for vice-president, 2 ;
no personal choice for vice-president,
10; Cummingo, Sulzer, Van Wyck,
Williams, Pattison and Daniel (each) 1.
Chrlatlam Without a thrl.t.
New York, April 25. Rev. Jacob
Chambeilain, a missionary to Hindoo
stan, said in an address at the Carnegie
Hall meeting of the Ecumenical con
ference latt night :
"There is a . trend in India today
toward the acceptation of our Christi
anity, but without our Christ; that is,
merely accepting the morality taught iu
the bible. This is accounted for by the
fact that many today reject the incarna
tion of Brahma, and as a natural
sequence it Is difficult to get them to
accept the reincarnation of Christ, A
few years ago a prominent Hindoo said
in my presence: 'I have read the
Bible myself, have noted its system of
morality, and I say unhesitatingly that
I know of nothing at all comparable to
Will Not Consult Schley.
Washington, April 25. The friends
of Rear-Admiral Suhley in Washington
say that he has no desire whatever to
enter politics, and that all the talk
about the Demuctatic leaders attempting
to secure his consent to accept the vice
presidential nomination at Kansas City
will fail. It is doubtful if the effort will
bo made, it is not at all likely that a
messenger will be sent to the admiral
to ask him whether or not he would
accept the nomination. This has been
disenssed before by the Democratic
leaders. In the event that they desired
to make their ticket Bryan and Schley
this year, they would do so at KaiiBas
City without any consultation whatever
with Admiral Schley.
Max Hray and Hchley.
iVashington, April 25. The friends
of Rear-Admiral Schley in Washington
say that he has no desire w hatever to
enter politics, and that ail the talk
about the Democratic leaders attempting
to secure his c nsent to accept the vice-
presidcntiul nomination at Kansas City
will fail, ll is doubtful if the effort will
be made. It is not at all likely that a
messenger w ill be sent to tho admiral to
ask him whether or not he would accept
the nomination. This has been dis
cussed before the Democratic leaders.
In the events that they desirt d to make
their ticket BryBn and Schley this year,
they would do so at Kansas Ctty, with
out any consultation whatever with Ad
A rural Labor Klot,
CniCAdo, April 25. In a labor riot to
night at Racine and Wellington avenues
Peter Miller was shot tt rough the head
ami killed and six other men were more
or lew injured. Miller, together with
John McGuire, William Pottger, Louis
Jackiskif and James Gibbons, union
printers, waylaid three non-union men
who had taken their places in the Baker
Hawter Printing Company's office, and
attacked them. II. C. Baster, the com
pany's superintendent, who was one of
the men attacked, opened fire on the as
sailants with a revolver. Miller whs in
stantly killed, and McGuire was shot
twice and badly hurt. Policemen
quickly surrounded them, and arrested
all except Gibbons, who efcspcd.
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Washington, April 20 The Nieara
guan government has finally canceled
the concessions to the Maritime canal
company to construct a ship canal across
This decision is the result of proceed
ings covering a peiiod of nearly rice
months. The original CHi'-eesion would
haye expired October 5 last, but the
company applied for an exttnsion of the
period. This was refused by the Nicara
guan government, svd then thecompany,
contending that it had been prevented
by circumstances beyond itscontro! from
carrying out its contract providing for a
settlement of differences between (he
company and the Nicaraguan govern
ment by means of arbitration. Tho
Nicaraguan government admitted the
obligation to aroitrate the matter anil
appointed its arbitrators. Thecompany
was invited to do likewise, but being
nominated that, in accordanca with the
common laws with nations, it must
name .M'araguans as arbitrators, it
failed to do so. On January 21 the Nicu
raguan fiscal so'icitor appeared before
the superior court and asked for a judg
ment against the company by default.
Since that date the matter has been held
under consideration, and the United
Stttes minister toNuaragua, Mr. Merry,
has been at Nanagua, seeking to effect
a just settlement of the issue. Informa
tion has j'ist reached here that, the
courts having decided against the com
pany's cluims, the Nicaraguan govern
ment has refused to extend the period
of time allowed for the construction of
the Nicaraguan canal by the Maritime
Canal Company, and has vacated its
Kncl or the Chinees Kniplre.
New York, April 20 A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Edwin
II. Conger, American minister in China,
is keeping the state department fully ad
vised by mall of developments in the
situation. His latest reports are not of
a very encouraging nature, and indicate
that the anti-foreign movement is de
cidedly spreading, being particularly
strong in the province of Shan Tung and
As illustrating the hostility of the
Empress Dowager to the development of
her empire, attention was called today
to a decree which she recentlv issued.
degrading live officials on the most
ridiculous charges. One, for instance,
was degraded because of his "un
fathomable heait," another because of
"his gieed for money." The real reason
of their degradation was because of the
fear of the Empress Dowager and her
advisers that they were prominent in
the reform movement.
The hostility of the Empress Dowager
to the progiess of l.er people will surely
precipitate a crisis, it is said, in official
and diplomatic circles, and it would not
be surprising if the troubles which the
Peking government apparently does not
wish to suppress Bhould be the fore
runner of anarchy and general revolution.
ICeporl to London J'aper.
LoNDON.'April 27. The Bloemfontein
correspondent of the Standard, tele
graphing Thursday, says:
"General Ian Hamilton, with mounted
infantry, naval guns and a howitzer bat
tery, advanced from the water works in
the direction of Thabanchu. A large
force of infantry supported him. He
met with no opposition, and the
moontid Inlautry occupied a position
dominating tho Ladybrand district."
The Bloemfontein correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph, under Wednesday's
date, says :
"Our mounted infantry entered the
high mountain plateau of Thabanchu
today almost without opposition. As
Thabanchu is a natural fortress, this
must mean that the Boers have practic
ally thrown up the sponge in this section
of the country. If the force presses on
to Ladybrand, the whole country south
of thnt point and in line with Bloem
fontein will be completely in our bands.
"One ditl'.oulty is that many of the
Boors forming commandos, immediately
on finding themselves beaten, retreat to j
their farms and resume the roles of!
peaceful citizens, hiding their rifles."
Terrible Fire In Canada.
Moxthkai., April 20 A special from
Ottawa says that a terrible fire has
broken out in Hull, Quebec, acrosi the
river from Ottaw a. The fire started in
a mill, and the flames blew across the '
Ottawa river and the Vicloria and Bur-j
row wharves caught. In Hull a hundred
houses are already burned, and more are
burning. The buildings cf the Eddy
Company, manufacturers of paper an J
matches in Ottawa, are also In flames.
Later, an Ottawa dispatch savs the
town of Hull is in ashes, an 1 the renter
of Ottawa is burning. The Central rail
road station Is in ruins. As.-istmice has)
been requested from all near-by points.
Iloer Araenal Itluwu I p.
Pretoria, April 25 A teriuijj ex
plosion occurred at the Begble works,
used by the government as an arsenal,
last night. The walls of the building
were destroyed and the structures in
the neighborhood are a mass of flames.
The shrieks of women and children in
the adj inin streets added to the ghast
liness of the scene. Ten workmen were
killed and thirty-two injured, in
cluding Herr Grunberg, the manager of
the works. The most important part
of tho machinery was saved.
The cause of the explosion is un
known. The works employed 200 per
sons, mostly French and Italians. The
Red Cross ambulance did good work id.
helping the wounded.
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Drove Koers I) IV.
London, April 20. (Midnight) The
war office publieh.es the following dis
patch from Lord Roberts, dated Bloem
fontein. April 20:
"General Ian Hamilton yesterday
drove the enemy off a strong position at
Israel's Poort, by a well-conceived turn
ing movement, which was admirably
carried out by General Ridley, com
mander of the second mounted Infantry
brigade, General Smith-Dorrieu, com
manding the eighteenth brigade. The
troops are today advancing toward
"Our losses were slight, on'y one yet
reported Major Marshall, Gruhamstown
mounted rifles, severe wound in the
Caught a Kreadrul Cold.
Marion Kooke, manager for T. M.
Thompson, a large importer ol fine mil
linery at 1058 Milwaukee Avenue, Chi
cago, says: "During Ihe late severe'
weather I caught a dreadful cold which
kept me awake at night and made me
unfit to attend my work during the day.
One of diiy milliners was taking Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy for a severe
cold at that time, which seemed to re
lieve her so quickly that I bought some
for myself. It acted like magic and I
began to improve at once. I am now
entirely well and feel very pleased to ac
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Blukeley A Houghton.
Turkey Mutt 1 ay the Claiina.
Constantinople:, April 20, Negotia
tions between the United States ami
tho Porte regarding thi American in
demnity claim have been transferred
here. Unit -d State Charge d'Affaires
GrUcom yesterday handed Tew tilt Pasha,
minister of foreign affairs, a t.ote bared
on instructions he had received from
Washington, the tenor of which has not
yet been made public. It is understood,
however, that it demands prompt pay
ment of the indemiiit iee. The note will
be discii'ted by the Council of Ministers
French Rntera la Wet's torp.
Dk Wxr's I'orp, April 25, Evening.
General French entered this town today
with two c.wa'ry hiUades. Ho left
camp at daylight, and found the Boers
holding the bills. These were shelled,
and the Poerj retreated. The cavalry
pushed around the position of the Boers)
above the town, where they
in j General Run He in c' e k
It is re-
porta I that 000 Boers pasied through
the town latt night in order to avoitl
General French's atttuk in the rear.