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NO. 37
Left South
of the
Lonihin, May 20 , 3:30 a. in. Tht
latest Intelligence Irum Lord Roberta'
headquarters at Vrtdefort station, Med
Thursday, 5 .45 p. m., wat lint I lie
British were rapidly advancing. General
llaiuillon tial Heeled a Junction Willi
Uint Robert. The country In front of
Ihrm waa clear of Boer to Viljoen'
Irift. Tim IWri were evacuating all
their position onth of Ilia Vaal river,
ami 6000 had already croil thai north
hank. Pre bably General French' cavalry
la alrraily reconiiolierlng the for J of
the Vaal. War office observer expect
that the next dispatch (nun the Held
marshal will he dated "la (ilil of the
Tranavaal frontier."
Bennett Burleigh, wiring to the Daily
Telegraph from YreiMort, Thuriday
morning, (aid I.ord Robert would
douMlet cms tho Vaal river Saturday
or Sunday. The British oolp all were
then at Krt Geluk, twenty tlx mill'
sooth of the Vaal river. The railway it
much damaged.
While the British, in over helming
force, are Ihna r .Mildly approaching the
Tranavaal, the inovruienle ol the liners
were enveloped in mystery. The laal
Pretoria newspaper to reach Ixmieiico
Marque waa a week old. K.very one
seeking to cms the Portuguese border
from the Tranavaal is searched for news
papers and letter. Dlspatchr and mail
letter containing even harmless rrfer
rncea to the war are suppressed.
The only new that haa emerged from
the Tranavvaal duiing the laat tea day
ha cotna by way of nioulh. According
tn theae oral report, yesterday, the
liners wrrvquarreliog among themselves.
Tranavaal paper money wa circulating
at HO per crnt discount, llrrket' firm
mi giving I In gold for i In paper.
Krouxend Kllnke, the engineer who
oppoaed the Mowing npof the mine,
have hern dismissed. Commandant
Schuttee ha been appointed to defend
Johannesburg, and all the British sub
ject have bvm turned nut. The Tram
vaalers fear that the lUilinh will blow
up the bridge at komalipoort, Hull
cutting idf thiilr supplies from Delag ia
In?, and a coiniitondo of (VH) la gtiatding
the bridge agiinat any inch attempt by
British redder.
They Will Now Try to Force McKinlcj
to Take Action.
Nxw Yiiiik. Mar 23. A special to tlie
Herald from Washington ays: Not
withstanding the declaration ol the presi
dent that the United State will not
interfere. In the Month Afrlran war, the
Hit commiiMoncr expect that political
expediency will cause him to make a
move which will be beneficial to their
cause. Jt ia apparent to the commission-
em that political agitation alone will aid
their cause, and they intend to take
advantage of every opportunity to pre
it ii ti the attention of the American
It will e tl,o earnest effort of tie
South African sympathiser In the
United Slate to make the failure of the
president to act In the Interest of peace
one of tho prominent laane of the cam
PIkh. The Writ I reported wrought
tip over the refusal of the president to
intervene, and It I proposed to keep the
discontent alive. Hhonld Bryan be
elected, the fret that the president-elect
of the I'ii I ted State ha made a dtclara
Hon of hi Intention to lake meaaure
to mop the war will have the sffect, It I
believed, of canting the British to be
m re lenient In the term they will
An official of the administration, who
in clone t the prealdent, laid lh policy
which had been adopted bad been rare
'Hy considered, and there would be no
deviation from"!!, no matter how great
night he the pressure applied by demo
cratic politician, Unless Great Britain
honld require It, thi official (aid, ti,
president would probably I ,mse to even
id the Transvaal to get term of peace
more lenient than those which the Brit
'li would Impose, provided President
Kriiger should offer to surrender.
Clarke A Falk have received a carload
' th celebrated Jam K. ration
trictly pure liquid paint
No Fluting
Eoiiagcmcntat Johanncslm. gand Lalng
N'ck Are Expected to He the Last
Fight of the Struggle Between llocr
and Hritou.
Nxw Youg, May 21. A dispatch from
London to the Tiibune, any: The re
treat of Botha' forces from the Rhcnosler
to the Vaal (erve to convince military
men that the end of tlie war la rapidly
drawing near. This la, without doubt,
the official view, althongh nolxidy con
nected with either the war office or the
headquarter stair i willing !u be quoted
to tlial etl.ct.
The date for the occupation of Pretoria
which I usually named among bilker,
I Jone 111. It la assumed among them
that there will be no delay either in the
passagr of the Vaal or In the occupation
of Johannesburg, since General Itohert
can turn the Boer out of every defensive
position which they may attempt to bold.
They expert to teethe llritlsli ling Hying
over Johanneebiirg by iheend of anott.rr
week, and Pretoria under irige early in
Ueneral Koberta himself ha hern too
wary to make any forecast respecting
the duration of hostilities. The otllrial
may have reason ( their ow n for con
cluding that there will he peace at the
end of three week, but they are not
neglecting to (end out reinforcements
from Kngland: Fvery week witm-ese
the movement of fresh levies and details
for strengthening the battalion and
cavalry rquadron at the sest of war.
Another matter whlrli is discussed I
diicu.sed in official circle wilb Increas
ing interest, Is the Dutch responsibilities
South African are not agreed upon the
financial aspect of the prjhlrin and
upon the most practical method of dis
tributing the burden of a costly war oo
the basic of population. Land taxes
llvlednpon the Boer will yield little
when they are improvished, and the
only idrqiiate resource for Iho payment
of a large indemnity is the mining
territory of the Kami.
(Jussll'iN of Heerel Morlsiles.
Cillt Atio, May 20 The question of
admi'Sion of member of secret s iletles
to membership In the I'nited Presby
terian church precipitated the warmest
discussion which has marked Ihe pres
ent assembly. The question came up in
the report of the c mittee to which
wa referred at Ihe last assembly the
revision of tho Kith article of testimony,
which relate to secret ocietfa. While
the report recoinmcndtd t
which declare Ihe opr
church In secret societies
it recommend that an i
he made to the presh)
' the article
.mi of (lie
uld Hand,
.e should
i of the
ctiurcti asking their op.n.on a to
whether the covenant of membership
should be so changed a to allow mem
bers ol secret societies to become church
member if they should consent to re
ceive from their pastor instructions a
to the altitude of the church toward
their societies. This propositi caused
heated dircussion for and airanifl it.
The discussion wa ended for the time
by I r. John McNaughton, president of
tlie Allegheny theological seminary, who
moved that the report should be referred
to a special committee of three, who
should revise it and prepare a suitable
preimhle and report back to the assem
bly before It adjournment. The inc
tion was carried iiuauiinouslv.
Ilermann'a I'lan In I'rniirl For!.
Wahiiiniiton, May 2(1. Commisrioner
B. Hermann, of Ihe Ueneral Land olllce,
has Issued an order Instructing snierln
tendents of forest reserve throughout
the West, to plant suitable saplings and
tree where portion of the forest liavii
been destroyed by fire. Ho 1 also mak
ing arrangement for the establishment
of a telephone system which 1 to con
nect all the forest (tationa in certain dis
trict o that In the future In cane cf a
foresl Are, help may lie summoned Im
Strikers Use ljwamlta.
St. Lorta, May 25. Twenty-two line
ol Ui St. 1-oul Transit Company are In
operation today, but few car are run
ning. At 0 a. m. an attempt wa made
by (oinebody unknown to blow up a
car on the Spaulding-Avenua line of the
Transit Company. The wheel of the
first car (truck something that exploded
with a loud noise, and lilted the ear two
or three feet into the air.
Far Rale.
A second-hand ten-foot Umdolph
header, In fair condition. Will be (old
cheap. Knqnirtof
Mi I.Kon,
The Palle.
Governor Gver Believe Thi Is tho
Opinion of the People of Oregon.
Sm.iu, May 25. Governor T. T. (Jeer
today received a message from the New
York Journal, asking hi opinion of the
auiilliueut of the people of Oregon a
regard their sympathies with the Boers
who are struggling fur independence, a
follow :
"New York, May 24 The Journal Is
anxious to print a few message ahowfng
the altitude of the American public sen
timent regarding the triiifgle of tlie
lloer for Independence. Will you wire
us a few word regarding the sympa
thies ol the people of our slate.
"New Yuan Joirxai.."
To which the governor ha made the
following reply :
"Salem, Or., May 23. To the New
York Journal; 1 have no mean of
knowing tlie sentiment of our people a
to the trouble in South Africa, but I
f. el sure they are oppoaed to 'mill
tiirism,' and, therefore, to our taking
anv step thot would probably embroil
us In difficulties with a great foreign
nation. It I likely our people think we
have no more business expressing
sympathy for a sister republic than
Finland had expressing lyinpathy with
her lister kingdom of Spain two year
ago, which we re me m lie r very gladly,
she did not do. It i likely our people
think a policy of 'anti-militarism' at di
reel variance with one of meddlesome
activity wl'h tho afUtrs of a foreign
nation In a mutter w hich doe not in any
way directly cornern our own lnterete,
and that in a situation like that now
exlding in South Africa, the expression
of sympathy, when nothing but men
and gun will stop Kimland, i like giv
ing a (tone when bread 1 asked, and
they are likely of the opinion that quite
probably the great nitiou of Kurope
may have a Monroe Doctrine of their
own secreted up tome unexpected sleeve,
"Thi I probably the opinion of the
nisi irity of the people of Oregon.
" T. T. (irKii, Governor of Oregon."
Tranavaalera llerelve All.
I.ONHOS, Mav 28 Tlie Lourenco
Marque correspondent of the Times, in
a dispatch dated Satuiday, sari:
"Dining the week the Bocra have uc-
cessfuliy deceived even the hept In
formed resident with reference to the
prcbahle course of event when Ixird
Robert entered the Transvaal. While
one section declares that ill serious
(Wilting is ended, another is equally con
vinced that the burghers will make a
stand at Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Men who have been present at the
engagement describe them a igno
minious routs, wholly unjustified by the
initial damage ii. dieted br the British.
Such observer are convinced that all
inch operations ol a military interest
are now at an end.
Captain Alum, tho Norwegian mili
tary attache, ia returning home. Indeed,
lo great is the eagerness of continental
resident to quit the Transvaal that both
the German and French steamers are
unable to cope with the demand for
"It la rumored here that, the Cape
rebel leader who aie now seiving with
the Boer are anxious to escape to
Kurope), and ihnt certain members of the
Cape parliament are waiting on the
borders for a favorable opportunity to
Tha llest tfemvily for Hhaiiiiiatlsiii.
All who use Chamberlain Pain Balm
for rheumatism are delighted with the
quick relief from pain which it affords.
When Rpenkingof thi Mr. D. N. Sink,
of Troy, Ohio, says: "Some time ago I
had a (eve attack of rheumatism In my
arm and shoulder. 1 tried numerous
remedies, but got no relief until I was
recommended by Mossrs. Geo. F. Par
on V Co., druggist of thi place, to
try Chamberlain' Pain Balm. They
reconimenned it ao highly that I bought
a bottle. u in soon rttitrtd of all pain.
I have since recommended tin lini
ment to many of my friend, who agree
aith me that it It the beat remedy for
muscular rheumatism In tho market."
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"I used Kodol Dyspepsia Cure in my
family with wonderful result. It give
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ay K. Ilarlgerink, Overisel. Mich.
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Kruiter Admits the Situation Is Very
Grave and Ask the Burghers What
They Wish.
Washington, D. C, May 28. While
Ixird Kibert' 30,000 Infantry, 20,000
horses and 150 gun are moving on
JuhanneiMirg anil rretona, through a
parched and deserted country, the silna
lion at the Iransvaal capital, a It was
last Friday, is thus described by an
observer, who aent hi inessagu by
private hand to Lourenco Marque yes
terday :
"The situation, both from a military
and political point of view, ha become
very critical. President Kroger yester
day admitted for the first time that
matter are very grave. The Boer de
termination is to trust everything to a
last stand on tlie Gaterand mountain, to
the north ol Potschefostroom, where
30u0 Kaffir are digging trenches. To
that point every available man and gun
ha I men tent.
"The whole ol Ihe western border of
the Transvaal from end to end is de
fenseless, and General Baden Powell
can march in when be like. I.ord
Huberts, on the other band, will en
counter the greatest resistance. The
Boer endeavor is to lure the British into
appearing to threaten Johannesburg
with attack, an excuse thus leing given
them for the destruction of property.
The Transvaal government wilt not dare
destroy the mine and property without
an excuse. Much dynamite lias been
sent down the line, and loO.OOO cases
lie ready at Zuurfontein, near J dmnnes
"General Loui Botha and General
l.ucas Meier have pleaded lor the pre
servation of proiwrtv. Both are Urge
landed proprietor and fear confiscation,
hut they have not received tatiefaclory
replie from President Krnger.
"Meanwhile, many French and Ger
man adventurer havecomeforward with
schemes and inventions for blowing up
the Biitish troops, some of theeo having
received a tacit permission to experi
ment. One German invention is for the
use on a railway, where it lie perfectly
concealed nntil the weight of a passing
train explodes the charge.
"General Lucas Meier says surreuder
would be nt once propo-ed by Ihe I'mhod.
hut that everybody fear Ihe ignominy
of being the one to make Ihe proposition.
He declares that ho is assured that his
men will not stand. Piesidint Steyn
and Mr. Reitx, the Tranvaal state sec
retary, are strongly opposed lo peace,
but Mr. Krnger Ia Dot to much against
President Krnger' proclamation to
the burghee asking their vote or or
against continuing tlie war 19 under'
stood to say they can quit now with Ihe
prospect of retaining their farms or con
tinue to the bitter end. Komors are
current in Lord Roberts' army that the
Boers intend to surrender.
A musenient Inestlou Deeltled.
Ciiioaoo, May 20 Bv a cbso vote,
and after a debate which exceeded in
bitternen and feeling displayed any
thing yet heard dining the session, the
Methodist general conference practically
decided today to mnkd no charge in the
attitude of the chntch in regard lo card
playii g, dancing, theater going and
other forms of amusement, w hich sii ce
IS72 have been under the ban of the
church. Preceding the vote to accept
the minority report, which recommends
that no action lie taken, tlie conference
at time waa in a state of wild disorder,
duo mainly to attempts to amend the
section ol the book of discipline under
discussion, and some exceedingly (harp
language was indulged in by the angry
delegate before the vote was taken.
I hillelhla to Aalrla.
Astoria, May 23. The committee
which ha in charge the Fourth of July
celebration ha received word from Rep
resentative Moody that the United
State cruiser Philadelphia will be here
for the big observance to lie held. Mr.
Moody' message w as to the ellect that
he had eeen the secretary of the navy
about the request for the presence of a
warship here and that he bad been as
sured tlie Philadelphia would be here.
The committee is also at work trying to
recure the presence of another ve;ael.
Mr. Harriet Kvans, Hinsdale, 111.,
writes, "I never fail to relieve my
children from croup at once by using
One Minate Cough Cure. I would not
(eel afe without it." Quickly cure
coughs, colds, grippe and all throat and
lung diseases.
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lt Prospect in the Orient According to
Congressman Sibley Becomes the
Master Question.
Washington, May 26. Representa
tive Joeph C. Sibley, oneof the principal
figures in the American Bimetallic
League, has addressed to Thomns H.
Tongue the following letter on what he
considers to be Oregon' chief interest In
the campaign now in progress:
"Looking not backward, hut forward,
to unsettled problems, the trade ol the
Orient become the master question. I
indorse the administration, because it
has established the policy of the open
door in China, because the world's trade
ia the Oriental trade, the Philippines
affording u the base from w hich we will
distribute, and in which will he assembled
the products of a commerce which is
destined to outrival tlie commerce of the
Atlantic, and which will make the coast
statu in commerce the rival) of tlie
Atlantic seaboard.
"The wall of exclutiverte is being
broken down in China. Trade, which in
the past ba never penetrated a fringe
of more than ten mile from the sea
coast towns, now, with the extension of
railway in every direction throughout
that empire, will bring over 400,000,000
people to our market with iheir multi
plied demand. Geographically and
industrially, the United States is in
position to command this commerce. If
we fail to do so, we w ill have committed
a world Plunder. Already the Chinese,
Japanese and Coreans are demanding
tlie product of our cotton field", and
our wheat held. At a price 100 per
cent higher than the present ruling price
u wheat today in Oregon. China can
feed her teeming millions aith a nu
tritions food, at a Ice cost than rice or
anything else w hich can sustain human
life. The eurplui of wheat produced
determines tlie valuo of Ihe entire crop,
w ith an outlet giving ux millions cf more
people c nstiiiiing, Ihe farmer become
by right, as he should be, the king of
men. An no distant day, my personal
belief being within three years at Ihe
farther t.every exportable bushel of wheat
raised c;t of the continental divide will
find its markt'tand consumption in China
ami the Orient, nud that at a price w hich
would make recent prices seem insignifi
cant. "I ftaml today for the republican ad
ministration, because it stands for devel
opment, for progress, for t:.e realization
of all the aspirations r.f American genius,
abet her in lactory or infield. 1 stand
for it because it ia seeking to encourage
tlie enlargement of our merchant nuriue,
the construction of the Nicaragua canal,
and the enlargement ol opportunity and
w idening the door through w hich honest
enterprise may press lo the peaceable
conquest of the world' market for that
American genius.
"I sincerely trust that, regard
less ol past party or political afliliaticr.s,
may speak in no uncertain tone touch
ing these problem of such moment
to all our citizsnthip, especially lo their
oan possibilities. It ia not a difficult
matter to picture Portland rivaling in it
commerce a Liverpool or a London, and
to see the farmer ol yonr magnificent
valleys the peers ol the product in their
IVlr lriartnimt Krrulvs Charges-
Nkw York, May 2i A special to the
Tribune from Washington says: The
war department tins issued a statement
from the division ol customs and in-ular
atfairs designed to show that the number
of "carpet-bagger" in Cuba had been
overestimated so far as the custom
service of the island is concerned.
According to the latest returns, which
were those of December 31st last, there
were titHiS custom employes, of whom
515 were Cubans, 09 wero Spaniards,
and only 50 were Americans, ol whom
20 were employed at Havana, principal
ly at headquarters. The total number
ol employe in the Havana custom house
was 3113, ol w hom 200 were Cubans, 08
Spaniards, 12 Americans, and three be
longed to other nationalities. At the
aub-port ol Batabatio all three employes
were Cubar.. At Cienfuegos 53 were
Cubans, 11 Spaniards, and two Ameri
cana. At Santiago there were 4-' (juoane,
lour Spaniards and three Americans.
At Matanxas ttiere were 24 Cuban,
three Spaniards and one American.
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How to Deal With Settlers Whose Lands
Are Not Yet Surveed.
Washington-, May 28. At iiie time of
the proclamation creating the several
forest reserves in the stato ol Washing
ton, there were a great many settlers
within Ihe limits of these reserve on
land which had never been surveyed,
an I to which, consequently, no title
could be shown.
The question of how these settlers can
obtain title to their land has been he
fore the commissioner of the General
Laud i ffice for some time. That depart
ment ha now ruled that, according to
the term of the teveral proclamations
creating the different forest reservation,
there waa excepted from tiie force and
eff-ct cf forest reserve proclamations all
land w hich were, prior to thedate there
of, covered by any valid settlement made
in pursuance to law, and the statutory
period within which lo make entry of
record had not expired, provided tlie
settler continued to comply with tho
law ut,der which the eelilement was
made. If sucii lands are ui, purveyed,
the settler ha three months, after the
filing of the plat of lurvev in the local
office, within which to make hi claim
of record, provided he has iu the mean
time complied with the law and is
qualified to make entry.
It is stated by tt department that
the un-nrveved land in the forest
reservations are . being surveyed as
rapidly as the appropriations made for
public surveys will admit.
Keport From Itnberta.
Loxdox, May 27. The war office has
received the following from I.ord Rob
erts :
"Vereeniging, Sundry, May 27, 1 :13 p.
m. We crossed Ihe Vaal thia morning
and are now encamped i n the north
bank. The advance troops, which
crossed yesterday, were only just in time
to save the coal mines on both this and
the other side of the river, from being
destroyed. Oar casualties were four."
Baden-Powell reports that the railway
between Mafeking and Bu'utvayo has
been restored, and that supplies are being
brought Into Maleking. He says the Ca
nadian ariillerv i-iined Colonel Plainer
from Beira, with incredible rapidity.
Lieutenaut Webber was taken prisoner
at Heilbron a few days ago. He went
there oh ttlegraph duty. It was not
known that our troops had been tempo
rarily withdrawn.
Cnlumlila Inilirov-inent.
Washington, D C, May 26. The
senate adopted the amendment for the
Columbia river improvement today, also
the amendment of Senator Simon for
copying the records of the L:keview Lsnd
Representative Moody hns been giving
attention lo legishttioa fur the state, and
has been urgiug every hill that was of
interest to Oregon. Thofe which had no
show whatever of being cor.silered, or
measures which he has Lund it impossi
ble to make any progress w ith, because
of the determination of the l oive not to
uive consideration to. he has wasted no
I.:...- ... i.., i.... i. . . ..i, -
l.lilc oil. vi una uo uiii jii .loinn
that Mr. Moody.
'. Longer Any troulit.
Astoria, Mav 28. List Saturday for
mal announcement of tiie engagement of
Governor T. T. Geer and Miss Felle
Trullinger, of this city, waa made. The
wedding will take place in this city on
June 14, at the residence of the bride's
parents. Miss Trullingtr is cue of the
most beautiful young women in Oregon,
and is a general favorite in local society
circles. She is highly icoinplished.
Tho announcement ol the eiuaement
was not a surprise, as Ouverr.or Geer
ha betn paying Miss Tiuilingcr marked
attention I' r some lime past.
Tha Appetite or a iot
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stomach and liver are out of on'er. All
such should know that Dr. King's New
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All conntr warrant registered prior
to June 3, 189 i, will be paid st my
office. Interest ceases after Fed ruary. 2,
llajO. C. L. Piiiixips,
Countv Treasurer.
Clarke A Falk have on sale a full line
of paint and artist' brusher.
A lull line of Eastman films and sup
plies just receivd by Clarke A Falk.