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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1900.
If a Plan of Arbitration Can Be Agreed
I' poo as Xow Seems Probable, Sym
pathetic Strikes May Be Abolished.
Chicago, J ace 15 Sympathetic strikes
re to be a thins of the past if a plan of
arbitration can he agreed upon by the
Building Trades Unions and the associa
tions atililiated with the Building Con
tractors' Council. .A declaration to this
effect will come today from the delegates
who participated in the pint conference
with the contractors on Tuesday and
Wednesday, and who were in secret
eaucm all day yesterday debating a plan
ol settlement of the labor trouble.
It was agreed practically by the dele
gates that the demand of the contractors
for abolition of the sympathetic etrike
was one which C-uld be granted without
detriment to the cause of labor, and the
committee was appointed to prepare a
resolution which would give formal ex
pression to this sentiment. A subcom
mittee wps formed to draft a communica
tion to the Building Contractors' Council
on the tame subject.
The subcommittee will send to the
Building Contractors' Council today a
general statement Jof the position of the
delegate on the sympathetic strike
ijuestion. It will declare, as near as can
be learned, that sympathetic strikes
should be aboliehcd. At the same time
the subcommittee wiil reaffirm the deter
mioation of union labor to preserve the
Building Trades' Council.
The arbitration plan which has been
drawn up provides for the eetabhehed of
a permanent arbitration board, and alio
a board of appeals, which shall art
speedily and adjust every difference
promptly as it arises. Pending the tl rul
ing of the board, work ehail continuo
uninterruptedly, In this way strikes and
lockout will be eliminated, and in no
case will building bo delayed.
Chicago, June 15. A special to the
Tribune from Victoria, B. C, says:
News is brought by steamer of the battle
which occurred on May 26 south Paa
Ting Fu. After seven hours' fighting
the Christains succeeded in defeating
and routing the Boxers with aloes of
seventy killed, the victors having one,
killed and six wounded.
It seems that a mob of 2000 Boxers at
tacked the Roman Catholic villages, near,
ly all converts of the Roman Catholic
missons, who had anticipated the attack
and were all armed, whereas the attack
ing Boxers were armed only w ith iron
show poles, hatchets, clubs, stones and
knives. Tjie Buxers came right on into
the gates of the city, which were, left
open, andjas they entered, carrying their
flags with yellow ground and red border,
and their j sses in a big car, the
villagers poured in a heavy tire from
some of the near-by houses. Attack
after attack was made, and every time
the attacking Boxers were carried back.
At length, after seven hours' fighting,
the rebels fled in disorder. The villagers
afterward counted no less than (evenly
dead Buxers, besides many wounded.
Ban Francisco lilnamen Win. j
S.vx Fkanuio, Jun 15. In the
United States circuit court, Jude Mor
row rendered a decision in the case of
Jew Ho against the board of health of
this city, dissolving the general quaran
tine of Chinatown, enforced by the
board of health, owing to the alleged
existence of j iiiruo in the city. Morrow
held that the qnarrmitii.e was dis
criminatory in its character.
Regarding the evistence of the plague,
Morrow stated tfiat fie was not qualified
to pas judicially on the question, owing
tothe conflicting testimony of physicians,
but that if it came within his power to
decido in the matter, tie would declare
that plague does not, ium- has not, existed.
ICaln Will Nava tVhnat. 1
rExi.i.ETov, Or., June 10. Rain fell
here and throughout quite n scope of
country yesterday. The weather had
esn so warm us to cause great solicitude
'or the crop", which were beginning to
how the effect of the heat aid a brief
prevalence of the north- wind one day,
Hie wind that always burns wLeat and
onietimes completely shrivels it beyond
redemption. The cooler weather It is
believed will save all or most of the grain
"im any bad ffect. Preliminary
stimUea of the yield are for fi ,000 ,000
bushels of wheat for shipment out of the
country, bt.idei the Urge amount al
y kept here for feeding tj stock and
w seed fur next year.
31 . (ilmlMnna an Meal Wife.
London, Jllne 23. On all sides the
ueth of Mrs. Gladstone has called forth
inline expressions of sympathy and'
admiration, such as would scarcely have
, been written about any other woman in
j the kingdom. The trend of them is that
she was the ideal wife. Her coffin is
exactly eimilar to Mr. Gladstone's. Both
the private services at Hawarden and
the public ceremony at Westminister
will be as simple as possible, in accord
ance with her own ideas and those of
the greet commoner. Though their
erandson conies into possession of Ha
warden, it will remain a kind of family
house, Herbert Gladstone and uis sisters
being as free to come and go as they
i were during the lifetime of their parents
The yonng master of Hawarden, who is
not yet of age, is a pleasant, merry-look
ing youth, who will leave Eton this year
and then go to Oxford.
AT AN END
Admiral's Friends Hope He Wilt Re
tire From Politics.
Washington, June 15. Universal
hope is expressed here that Admiral
Dewey will hereafter remain out of
politics, even though his withdrawal
was accomplished in a very bungling
manner. Had he boldly faced the situ
ation and assumed the responsibility
for bis announced candidacy, and open
ly accepted the rebuff, he would have
partially re-established himself with
the American people, but in blaming It
on certain "leaders" whom we know not,
"thanking God the people don't want
him for president," and, in the next
breath, saying "the people do not select
the president," shows lack of grasp on
matters political and stamps him even
more deeply than before as a political
failure, uewey tailed to grasp bis op
portunity when it was offered. He can
never recover it and his friends hope he
has learned that lesson.
In speaking of the China situation,
Admiral Dewey says the outcome will
be the adoption of the American policy
of open ports for American commerce on
equal grounds with all other commercial
nations. He eavs tho results of the.
Spanish war make this possible, and de
clares most emphatically that he is a
thorough expansionist and that the
acquisition of the Philippines alone gives
us our present stand in the Ori"nt.
Situation in China Becomes Alarming
Rumored Massacres in I'ckin.
London, Jnue 10. A special dispatch
from Hong Kong says all the Pekiu le
gations have been destroyed, and the
German Minister, Baron von Ketteler,
killed. There is no confirmation ol the
report, nor the later repottof fighting
between the British and the Chinese.
Dispatches from Shanghai, dated last
evening, state that Admiral Seymour's
force is in a tight place between Lang
Fang and Yung Sun, with enormous
masees of soldiers in front, while the
Boxers are rutting the rntfwav in the
rear. The Kiang Kan arsenal, owteido
of Shanghai, is sending vatt quantities
of ammuniiiou north. All is quiet at
Shanghai, but trade has len disiaptd.
It is stated that 7Q0O Americans are
coming from Manila, arid that large
forces of Japanese are also en route. The
wires souts of Tien Tain have been out,
and the city telegraphically isolated.
According to a special from Vienna, it
is state in diplomatic circles there that
the question of intervention la unier
discoH-iou by the lowers. It H proposed
that Japan shall art an mandatory of lire
powers re-eetabllsli order in Pekin niid
elsewhere. This, it in said, etuanates
from England, and it is supported ly
Germany and Austria, hut it is doubtful
if Rtw-o'a an 1 France will aitree to the
No Keplr From tho Hullan of Torkrr.
CoNSTANTiNori.K.June 11. The United
States legation has not jet received a
reply to the note regarding the indemnity
question in the note on May 21, and
Mr. Griscom, Charge d'Aff.tires, is mak
ing verbal representations to the govern
ment, and pressing for a solution of the
Neglect I the short tep so many take
from a tough or cold to consumption.
Tho early use of One Minute Cough
Cure prevents consumption. It Is the
only harmless remedy that gives imme
diate results. It cores a'! throat and
lung troubles. Children all like it and
mothers endorse it.
WE MAY GET
Move to Put Him on the Ticket W ith
McKialcy It is Said He Would Not
Philadelphia, June 17. The long
advertised stampede for Rossevelt four
days before the nomination can be made
is such as to indicate it probably cannot
be checked. Nothing but a positive dec
laration from Governor Roosevelt that
be would not accept the nomination after
it was made would stop it, and he will
not uake that declaration. Some oi the
governor's personal friends have been to
him today and urged him to make every
effort to prevent the nomination, but he
realized that he is In no position to de
clare in advance that he would refuse a
nomination after it was tendered. Look
ing to the future, Governor Roosevelt
and his friends realize that the declina
tion of a popular and enthusiastic nomia
tlon for vice-president made with the
idea that ifwill contribute to the succees
of the party in the campaign would r.o
doubt mean oblivion.
It is accepted by the leaders that Roose
velt was sincere in hisenphatic declara
tions that be would not accept, and was
not a candidate, but he now realizes
that the popular and political movement
to force the nomination upon him has
reached a point beyond his control.
Tiie attitude of the administration,
and especially that of Senator Hanna,
who has been looked to by the delegates
to give the cue to the wishes of tho presi
dent, forms an interesting feature of the
situation as developed todav. It has
been the general impression that it only
remained for Hanna to give the word or
for some person with authority to
indicate the wishes of the president, and
that the convention will line up for the
While tho situation is not beyond the
control of the administration forces to
prevent the nomination of Roosevelt, it
is realized that such action, in view of
the general etampede, would be unwise.
From the first, Senator Hanna has de
clared that the convention slioulJ make
the nomination, and now that it is about
to do so, even under the manipulation
and with the assistance of such experi
enced politicians as Piatt and Quay, it
would be impolitic for Senator Hanna to
make a fight to defeat it, even if the
man selected is not the selection of the
administration. Tho only man in the
race who seemed satisfactory to the
friends of the administration was Secre
tary Long, and iiis candidacy did not
flourishecause a Massachusetts candi
date did not impress the delegates as
giving additional strength to the ticket.
With doubt as to the choice of the ad
ministration, and with tho desire to
make New York safe, with a belief among
many delegates that Roosevelt was the
one man who would add strength to the
ticket East and West, it was not difficult
to start the stampede, and tonight it is
generally accepted that the national re
publican ticket will lie Mckinley and
Aa Important I'ualtion.
Lonnon, June 15. By the peaceful oc
cupation of Klerksdorp, announced by
Lord Roberts, the Britieh have gained a
strategic position of some iinoorUnce, as
the town is oot onlv the tenuities of an
other railroad to Jolmitnet burg, ut it is
within easy reach of the Kroone'.ad Vir-
The Cronjs who surrendered the place
is a eon of Mm famous general. The son
was prominent during the -siege of
Mafeking. .apart from the :ct that
Lord iioberts' dispatch caine direct from
Pretoria, shooing the telegraph is re
opened, tiie oaly other point of interest
is tho fact tbari the Boers whoic 'General
Methuen was reported to have so utterly
routed have recuperated suflicknlly to
attack a reconstruction train.
Canada a fid 4tolriital ImnilftMlon,
Ottawa, Ont,. June 15. In the house
of commune, Thursday, a bill was intro
duced by the Prnier, raising the poll
tix on Chinese from f"0 per head W f 100
per head. Kir Wilfred Laurier also
promised to appoint a royal commission
to investigate the whole question of
Chinese and Japanese immigration and
report its finding to the imperial
Htrikari Antloni for Hettleincnt,
St. Lou, June 14. Cars on all the
Transit company's lines are apparently
running with as much regularity and as
free from Interfences as before tiie strike.
The officers of the company state that
during the past two weeks they have
received applications for employment
from several hundred strikers. The only
trouble of a serious nature experienced
last night was an attempt to blow up a
mail car on Broadway and North
Up to the date the strike has cost the
taxpayers of the city over a million
dollars for protection alone, not taking
into account the heavy loss sustained by
merchants and citizens generally, as well
as that of the Transit company and its
striking employes. The strikers as
sembled at the Coliseum today and ap
proved new propositions for presentation
to the Transit Company
termination of the strike.
looking to a
Congress May Be Convened Owing to
the Chinese War.
Washington, June 10. The adminis
tration and department officials general
ly, while not saying much in public, we
are deeply aroused tonight over the
Chinese situation, not so much because
of the present horrible conditions, but
over the possible outcome. Muc'i ap
prehension is felt also that the relief
expedition may be overpowered and
annihilated, but the greatest fear is of
international complications that may
arise if the great powers do not act
unitedly in suppressing the uprising.
Should Russia go in and take the lead
or act independently, there is danger
that they will contend thereafter for
supremacy in China. Or, if the European
powers act in concert without giving the
Ameiicans a fair show, it is feared they
may later combine to suppress American
advancement in China. This fear is, of
course, premature, but some people here
think if the worst rumors are confirmed,
it may be necessary to call an extra
session of congress definitely to outline a
course to be pursued.
Chinese Minister Wu discredits the re
ports of massacres from IVkin. He says:
"The fact that the story comes from
Hong Kong is an evidenco that it may
be untrue. Eighty per cent of the news
from Shanghai and Hong Kong, so far,
has proved groundless, and I have strong
hope that this belongs to the same class.
"The news is supposed to come by the
way of Tien Tsin, and Tien Tsin is cut
off from Pekln. Aa the railway i de
stroyed, I do not see haw the news could
have gotten through."
Plan to Organize All Societies In
Nkw York, June 18. With a view to
present action, a project that lias for its
object the federation of all the societies
in the United States composed of Roman
Cathrtiic laymen is being discussed in
Catholic circles throughout the country.
Some influential clergyman and laymen
are interested. By the plan all Catholic
societies are to become affiliated, al
though each separate organization is to
retain its individuality. The idea is
to have all the memliers of the societies
subject to a central direction so that ali
may work together whenever necessary
for any special purpose.
It is argil 1 tliut Roman Cuthoiics in
this mntry are unfairly treated in some
respects. The projectors of this unit n
hold that Catholic voters woild tw able
to ri(Hit whatever wrongs are now de
clared to ist.
BitKp McFaul, jt Tretiton, X. J., is a
warm ip porter of the project. I In lias
preoard an .address, which is lieincor-
eulated extensively in eanixirt of the
deration idea. In which iim fays:
"We are Auu-rican citlurn". f:iirtry
should tiot be allowed to deprivo ni of
the exeu'iHf id erjoynimt f anv of
our ritfix. We ore 2,000 .MM in Ain
ica, yet Uuvf small is our iritlijfiK-e?
What representation have we in state
and national affairs when we measure it
in the pioportions re bear to the whole
population of the country ? If a Catho
lic presumes to stand for any political
office, that saiuo indisridual who has en
joyed the lienelit of our suffrages may
be the first to cry out 'Don't vote for
him ; he is n Catholic'
"A.I honor to the Protest anU for the
courage with which tlwy stand in de
fense of their rights."
The Chinese ask "How is your liver?"
instead of "How do you do?" for when
the liver Is active the health is good.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers are famous
little pills for the liver and bowels.
MAY GET THE
Result in Oregon Makes Republicans
Washington, June 16. The repub
licans, iu considering the returns from
Oregon, are woudering whether the ex
pansion issue is not going to be strong
enough to overturn silver in the mining
etates which have heretofore beeti so
strong for the white metal. Of courfc,
they realize that Oregon voted for Mc
Kinley in 1890, and was carried by the
republicans by a good majirlty in 1S9S,
and an increased majority in 1000. They
aro also aware that Oregon was carried
by the republicans in years previous,
but it is well to understand that previ
ous to 1S90 the republicans had been
successful in all of the silver states.
The states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana
and Utah have continued in the repub
lican column from the time of their
admission until the gold declaration of
the St. Louis platform. That carried
them over to the silver party. Of .the
western states, Oregon is the only one
that has remained true to tho republi
can cause in subsequent campaigns.
The republicans, in discussing this phase
of the question, say that this has been
largely due to tho persistent efforts of
the Oregonian, which would not allow
the republican party or the state to be
Bryauized, and which has made it plain
to the people that the silver issue was
of no advantage to them. Now that the
democrats are getting ready to pass on
to other issues, and that silver is to be
one of tho several issues in the coming
campaign, the republicans begin to be
lieve that there is a possibility of carry
ing the silver states.
The democratic position on the ques
tion of expaneion is one of the reasons
which gives the republicans a great deal
of hope in the coming campaign. It is
believed that the expansion issue is as
strong in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming
and Montana as it is in Oregon and
Washington. The democrats, who car
ried Wnliink''on by 15,000 in IS'.l'i, have
abandoned a!l hope of that stale. The
on';.' hope they have of carrying either
Montana, Idaho, Colorado or LTtah is
because those states are large producers
of silver, and they believe that the
mining interr-Ms are still uppermost.
Chicago, June IS. Wheat was very
excited and at one time four cents over
Saturday'e close. Bad reports are all
onfirmed from the northwest. One
m L'lSig" from Winons, Minn., says we
are to have a repitition of 1888. With
abuu Innt rains and most favorable con
ditions. We can not get h&lf a crop.
Do not look for more than bread and
seed in South Dakota and thousands of
acres will never be cut. Another from
the Red River valley : Crops gone, etill
the northwest. The foreign situat
grows worse. A cftble Irom Udesa r
The Black sea disttict in Rustic (
threatened with blight on
ace ,nnt f
drought. France confirms a sb ,Artge of
upward ot one hundred minion bushels.
Liverpool closed 0 5-S. against 5
114 Saturday. Chicago a half cent up,
75Vj 5-S and advanced steady to 79 1-8.
closing at 78 7-S. Stocks lower on war
news, money 2 per cent.
Cloee Saturday, 75 1-8 ;4'.
Open today, 7o'.j 5-8.
Range, today 75' 79 1-8.
Cl?e today, 781. 7-8.
Itlk4 ( ruixtiiu'a Advice.
Chicago, June 18. A special to the
Tribune from Denver, Colo., says:
Biehop Ear! Cranston, who recently re
turned from China, declared from the
pulpit today that civilized nations must
"It is worth any c ,t in money," he
said. "It is wortli anv pout in hW.I.
shed if we can make the miH nna r.f
Chinese true and intelligent Christians.
I would cut all of the red tape in the'
word and break all the trraties ever,.;
rna le to placa the armies of t(,e United i
; Stiles in tli f ro nev to fir.. ui T;rii
Th(J .. ...... . :, ...... "
Christianity as well as commerce-."
........ .... iii.ii ii miii nj it r
1 w vaililm Hunk.
Bkki.iv, June IS. The German consul
at Che Foo telegraphs that a Japanese
torpedo boat from Taku has brought the
"Tne Chinese laid toriedoes in ih
Taku river and collected troops from
Cl,.n It.. I V T-l .
..... nil rwnau. me mreign com
manders f.ssembled on the Russian flag
ship and addressed an ultimatum to the
commanders of the Taku forts, summon
ing them to withdraw their troops before
2 o'clock, June 17. At 1 a. m., June 17,
the guns of the forts opened fire, to
which the Russian, British, French and
Japanese warships replied. The bom
bardment lasted seveml hours. Two
British ships iu the river between the
forts are reported to have been sunk.
"The telegraph line and railroad be
tween Tien T6in and Taku was destroyed.
Communication by water is also threat
ened." TO PROTECT
Ninth Regiment Ordered From Manila
Some Possible Complications.
Nkw York, June 18. American troops
have been ordered from the Philippines
to China, says a Washimrton special to
the Herald. Whether the men will be
landed or not will depend upon the
situation when they arrive. The ad
ministration has decided to injure pro
tection to American life and property
throughout China, order must be re
established in Pekin, and tho Empress
Dowager and the Tsnng Ii Yannin im
pressed with the necessity of acting as
the powers wish in the matter of guard
foreigners and their interests.
Japan's course in dispatching 1000 men
to Taku will be followed, said a well-informed
diplomat last night, by Russia,
which might deem it desirable to send a
large force, especially since Great Britain
and Japan combined will have an over
whelming force in that section of China
unless she draws on her forces at Port
Arthui and along the Siberian frontier.
The action of this government in send
ing troops to Taku with the probability
that they will be landed, will also have
influence upon Russia's moves, as there
ts always danger that as Britieh and
Japanese interests are nearly identical
with those of this country, it may under
take a policy on similar lines, inimical
to Russia's supposed interests.
If the foreign legations in Pekin ' p,
been burned, as reported, the sue
the Boxers has probably been a rfu
cost. Reports to the state d jn-ent
show that on June 1, there wr jrftn Pekini
about -109 sailors and mo riwat Great
Britain, Russia and Fi -U,B. ha(1 lhe
largest number, 75 ea . ITnited
States 47, Japan 4
Germany the remair
In diplomatic cir
the murder of Ge
clea it is h-Id that it
rinany's official repre-
seutative has be
es the result of
m permitted, practicslly.-
a movement. approved bw
act of war Hf
This is also
tn. GlYinm committed,
aituftb Berlin goven1"
merit, a n
trne-of tbe Japanese irovrrn-
nilwp of whose oflicial staff
was killed. It i hoped, how-
. neither Germany nor Japan
A radical action, but will co
cwwith the fMiwers to restore order.
Conference That Found It Hard to
Settle en a Man.
riiiLADKLi-iiiA, June 18. It transpired
that during a conference in Roosevelt's
room, Senator Hannu, con hat ing the
popular impression that Koosevult is
the only man who cn be nominated.
"I think we can nominate some one
else besides Roosevelt."
tor God s s.ike io ahead and do
responded the governor.
"That's right," said Senator Lidge.
"Lul's go ahead and nominate somo
"What is the mailer with Long?"
"Nothing,." replied Lidgf.
' Go ahead ami nominate him."
I Gathering from the t. hh of Senator
Lodge's rem..'.ik4, ultiiojigh the senator
j was supporting Long, he lind very littlo
I hope that Long would he nominated.
, Senator Hanna roitinue.l :
"Well, what is the nutter with Fair
banks?'' "Nothing in the world," responded
Lodge. "Go ahead und nominate him.
Nominate anybody. We are all standing
ready to help you.''
By invitation, General Ahtori, of
Washington, had a conference today
with Governor Rootvelt. He told the
governor that the Northwe-t wanted to
know exactly what his position is in the
vice-presidential matter. Naturally, his
section is favorable to Bariiett Irinn.
but if Mr. Roosevelt 1 to l- candidate,
they see the futility of their efforis.
The governor replied thai h did not
want the olllce, but that he l-ared, from
the shape the matter had tHkeii, be
would have to take it.