WEEKLY 1 Sail Ml rxat VOL. X THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15. 1900. NO. 32 i REFUSE TO QUIT THEIR POSTS The Lives ol 800 Foreigners and 3000 Native Christians at Stake. WAsmsGTo.v, Aug. 10. The depart ment of stale made public this morning the following telegram from Minister Conger, which was reesived by Minister Wu late last night (August 9), being contained in a telegram sent to him by the Taotai of Shanghai. It was handed bv Minister Wn to the acting secretary of state at 9 o'clock this morning : "Secretary ot state, Washington : The Teung li Yamun states to the diplomatic body that the various foreign govern merits bave repeatedly asked through the respective Chinese ministers that we immediately depart from Pekin under suitable escort. The Yamun asks us to fix a date for our departure, and to make the necessary arrangements to do so. Our reply is that we will seek instructions from our governments, and that In the absence of such instructions we cannot quit our posts. "I must inform you that in order to insure our safe departure foreign troops only can safely escort us, and they must be in sufficient force to safely guard 800 foreigners, including 200 women and children.as well as 3C00 native Christians, who cannot be abandoned to certain massacre. We cannot accept a Chinese escort under any circumstances. All my colleagues are dispatching the foregoing to their respective governments. Of the American marines seven have been killed and sixteen wounded, among the latter Captain Myers and Doctor Li ppett, who are getting along well. "Congsr." ibis message is undated, but is cup- posed to have been sent on or after the 5th of August, when the imperial edict removing the inhibition against the ministers sending cipher messages was received by the Teung li Yamun. It substantially accords with the dispatch of the French Minister, M, Plchon to his government, which was made public in Paris yesterday. London, Aug. 10. An edict emanating from Pekin an authorizing LI Hung Chang to negotiate with the powers for peace has, it is reported from Shanghai under yesterday's date, been received thers. The correspondents at Yokohama again send the statement that a Russo Japanese force is moving on Pekin from the north. The movements and number of this force are, it is further asserted, kept secret in order to prevent the facts from reaching Pekin. New York, Aug. 10. A special from Tien Tsin to tho Herald says: The Boxers are in strong force ten miles to the south of Tien Tsin. They are mur dering, pillaging and committing atroci ties It is reported that Prince Tuan has left Pekin and joined General Sung in his position twenty miles northward' the Dowager Empress having issued an imperative command for the reocca na tion of Tien Tcin and Takn. This step shows a determination to stop the ad vance, but it may be Prince Tuan 'a plan to escape. Waa it n Attempt on McKlnley'a Life? Washington, Aug. 10. An Italian who gave his name as "Professor" Fi Kticcia, of Felucia, .Italy, caused some excitement at the white houce today by exhibiting a brass projectile which he wished to present to the president. He came during the forenoon, accompanied hy a Negro, who bore a Urge satchel. When stopped at the front door by Usher Mitchell, he presented a slip of paper bearing this Inscription : '"Professor Fngnccla presents this pro jectile to the president cf the United J States." He took out of the satchel a very heavy projectile and a large wire and explained that the pushing of the wire through a hole which had been bored in 'he end of the projectile's nose would cause an explosion, lhe visitor conld peak no English and made known his mission by signs. After some question ing it was conclnded tha Italian was an inventor seeking official recognition of n" device, and he was directed to the Italian embassy. Lter the secret ser ies was notified. Whore tha Chilian Mat Arma. w York, Ang. 10. A dispatch from London to the Journal and Advertiser vs: All exports on the part of British nd foreign governments to stop the npply of war material to the Chinese destined to prove of no avail as Ions as 'he chamber of commerce executive council of Hong Hong maintain their "Ifish resistance to the execution of the restrictive measures decreed by the pow ers prohibiting the export of war material to China. An immense trade is done at Hong Kong in the sale of both arms and am munition to both the Cbinesn and to the Filipino insurgents. Indeed, the latter, as well as the Chinese, draw all tbei supplies of this kind from Hong Kong where the merchants are trying to resist any interference with their business. Hong Kong has no custom-house and has, therefore, no means of checking the im ports or exporta if the shippers do not choose to make a purely voluntary de deration at the harbor office. The chamber of com mere ond the leg' islative council of Hong Kong are re solved to Gght the government tooth and nail in the matter, declaration that it will constitute a blow at the traditional "freedom of the port, of Hong Kong,' and have engaged Queen's Councillor Frances, the chief of the colonial bar, to champion their views in the matter. CHINA SUING FOR PEACE At Last She and Li Realizes Her Position Hung Chang Will Nego tiate at Ooee. London, Aug. II, 4:10 a. m. The morning papers express satisfaction at the latest development in China. The average comment is that China is now genuinely suing for peace through Li Hnng Chang. Dispatches printed this morning give further details of the taking of Yang Tsung. According to the Daily Mail's correspondent, the attack was led by the Americans and the British. The Chi nese Dosition consisted of seven lines of tntrenchments. The enemy fell back until, driven from the last line, they fled to Pekin, completely demoralized. The Chinese say that they retreated be cause the British "poured poison" Into their troops. This refers to the lyddite shells, which the Chinese then experl enced for the first time. Therorespond ent adds that the British casualties were 200 and the American 250, but this latter estimate, it will be noticed, is four times greater than that of General Chaffee's report. A St. Petersburg special says the Chinese minister there, Ching Yu, has received a telegram announcing that LI Hung Chang ij dangerously ill and con fined to his bed, and that he has been granted a month's leave. Another St. Petersburg dispatch asserts that the Russian general staff has been notified that Chinese, 12,000 strong, are moving from Hu Nan and Ho Pi toward Pekin and Tien Tsin. The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily News, wiring Thursday, says that the Chinese merchants are petitioning the authorities not to 'and troops. ' Neptune on tha Beach. San Francisco, Aug. 11. The Nep tune, Captain Johnson, which cleared from this port yesterday for Houda Landing, went ashore on the ocean beach two miles below the Cliff House during the night. The vessel became becalmed outside the heads and drifted on the beach. The captain and the crew were at no time in any danger. The Neptune will probably prove a total loss. She is of 184 tons gross and is owned by Sudden & Christensen, of this city. Not I P to Expectations. La Grande, Aug. 10. The wheat crop of the valley is proving much lighter than had been expected. The heavy growth of staw had led many to expect a crop of not lets than fifty bushels to the acre, but the best fields are yielding only ahont forty bushels. The shortage is due to the facts that the heads were not well filled, that the heavy growth caused much ol it to fall, and that the wind shattered out a small percentage of it. I'endleton'a Htraet Kelr. Pknki.eton, Aug. 10. Preparations for the Pendleton street fair and har vest carnival, to beheld September 18 22, are being pushed forward rapidly and its success is assured. It will be a oniiiiu entertainment, with numerous special features, sports, music, frolic, accom panying complete exhibits of the country's products. If Neceaalty Kalata. Washington, Aug. II. It is authori tatively stated that the United States government will accept Count Waider- see as the commander of the internation al forces in China if the necessity exists at the time of his arrival in that country for an international force to begin a campaign. THE EAST IS SWELTERING Hundreds of Prostrations and Deaths Reported. Washington in the Lead. New York, Aug. 11. Death reaped a harvest today from Ntw York's humid ity. At least 33 persons died in this city and vicinity. 30 of them from pros trations and three children falling from fire escapes on which they had crowded to get some relief from the torturing beat. Since August 6, when the temperature was 91, the conditions have been grow ing worse. All in all, it is the hottest continuous weather New York has bad. One Hundred InPhlladelplila Philadelphia, Aug. 11. The perature today broke all records, 1 tern- hen, at 3 o'clock the government thermoin eter registered 100 degrees. Ibis was within one degree of the highest tem perature ever officially recorded here At 8 o'clock this morning 87 degrees was noted. At noon it was 97, and at 8 o'clock tonight it stood at 92. The local fore cast officer has no record of spell so prolonged as tbe present. a hot Waahlngton In tha Lead. Washington, Aug. 11. This was the hottest city in the United States today The official thermometer at the weather bureau registered 101. The 11 days of the present month have been warmer than the first half of August, 1896, when the terrific heat made a record here in the number of fatalities. Six Deatha In Chicago. Chicago, Aug 11. Six deaths here were due to the heat today, and there were 25 prostrations, three of which will prove fatal. The mercury touched its highest point at 3 o'clock, when 92 was reached in tbe weather bureau office. Down on tbe street it was 95 and 97. Twl Deaths In Clnclnnactl. UiNCiNNATTi, Aug. 11. ilia mercury rose to 95 this afternoon. The deaths by sunstroke were two. There were nine prostrations. COMPLAINED Ul I AmUI 1 1 LOO France Warned to that A fleet by the Chinese Government. They Will Not Be Responsible. Paris. Aug. 12. 10:30 p. m. The Tfung li Yamun forwarded through the Uhinese minister in Pane, a Kong, a message to the French government com plaining of the "tardiness of the foreign ministers in Pekin in replying to the offer of the Cinese government to con duct their escort." The message pro ceeded to say that the Tsung li Yamun declined to be responsible for any easu ahties which might follow these delays, and insisted that the European govern ments order their representatives to leave Pekin. To this communication, M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs, sent the following reply: "No order to depart from Pekin will be given to ministers so long as the route is unsafe. If a casualty occurs, the re sponsibility will be entirely with the Chinese government. Its strict duty Is to protect foreign ministers even more than its own. If it bo true that the Chinese govern ment has great difficulty in defending them, and in defending itself against robels.it should order its troops to stand aside before the allied forces. This would lender free the road to Tien Tsin to the capital and would accomplish the work of protection which is encumbered. "The Chinese government should nn derstand that the only means of proving the sincerity of its designs and of limit ing its responsibility is a cessation in the placing of obstacles in the way of such an arrangnieut." Victor Emmanuel Hworn In. Rome, Aug. 11. King Victor Emman uel III took the formal constitutional oath before parliament. The senate chamber was draped with mourning, the benches and tribunes being covered with black furnishings, bordered with silver. Tho chamber was filled with senators and deputies, royal missions, high officials of state, and the diplomatic corps. The booming of cannon announced the departure of the royal party from the Twenty-fourth U. 8. Infantry, conelst Qnirnal. All along the route large crowds log of one major, six captains, six lieu were assembled and gave the new king tenants,. 109 men, 100 rifles and fifty an ovation. He was received on the steps ot the senate by the committees of the chamber of deputies and senate In pavillion especially erected and hand tomely decorated. When the cortege entered the senate chamber, the king being accompanied by the Duke of Aoeta, the Count ol Turin and the Duke of Genoa, the deputies and senators arose and then began long and exciting scene of enthusiasm Ilia Majesty later took theoath and de livered an address, The weather was beautiful. Coureeaed His Crime. ' CoLUMnus. O., Aug. 12. Chailes R H. Ferrell, former employe of the Ad ams Express company, was arrested thi afternoon ir this city, and confessed to the killing of Messenger Lane and th robbery of the way safe of the Adam Express company, on tbe Pennsylvania east-bound train Friday night. On thousand dollars of the money he stole was recovered. Ferrell was to have been married Thursday next to Miss Lillian Costlow daughter of an engineer on the Penn eylvania line. He had been discharged from the employ of the Adams Express Company, and confessed that the mo tive of the robbery was to secure monoy for the approaching wedding. The money recovered he had given to Miss Costlow to keep for him, saying he had saved it from his earnings. Ferrell i but 23 years of age. He was at the heme of bis affianced and in her com pany when placed under arrest. Two Sallora Drowned. Newport, Or., Aug. 11. Tbe steamer Robarts, which arrived here last even ing, reports the drowning of two men on Siuslaw bar yesterday morning. Cap tain Hasen, of the schooner Lizzie Prinn which recently arrived at that place to load lumber for San Francisco had taken on his cargo and was ready for sea. He was not satisfied with the depth of water reported on the bar by the tug Robarts, and went out to take soundings himself In a small boat with two of his sailors. While on the bar breaker capsized their boat, and the two sailors were drowned. Hansen sue ceeded in clinging to the upturned boat and drifted ashore. The names of th lost men were not known. Got Good Pay at Cap Nome. Albany, Aug. 10, The first man to come back to this part of the state from Nome with more money than he carried away, arrived last night, Fred Powell, ride north and only $15 for coming out on the Oregon. Powell is a veteran cf the Philippine campaign, and through his Eighth Army Corps pin received steady employment at lightering. On one occasion he worked forty-three hours without rest, at $1 an hour. When the Oregon left even the mines on the creeks were closed and in the hands of a receiver, tied up by liliga' tion. He confirms all tbe reports of the desperate nature of the situation there. Toe Hot Wave. Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Tbe intense beat today resulted in two deaths and twenty prostrations. The maximum temperature, 93 degrees, was reached at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The minimum was 80 at 4 o'clock this morning. At 8 o'clock tbe mercury nad reached the 85 mark, and by 10 o'clock had jumped to 92. At noon three additional degrees were noted, and at 2 o'clock 90 degrees were registered. The average for the past four years has been higher than for any similar period on record. Many large factories throughout the city are working on half time, the beat of the the afternoon being too great for employes to endure Klamath Hallway to Be Itullt, Asiii.axd, Or., Ang. 10. In a series of conferences just concluded here between the officers of the corporation known as the Oreuon Railroad Company and the Midland Construction Company, of Chi cago, a decision was reached to begin the construction of the road at an early date, Leaving the Oregon & California Southern Pacific line just north of the Klamath river, it traverses a heavy timbered belt north of that stream, and by a fairly direct route reaches Klamath Falls, in the Oregon Like region, at a distance of 83 miles. The engineers say the cost of con structing the road is $2,250,000. It is bonded at $3,000,000. Flilplnu Surrender. Washington, Aug. 12. The war de partment received today the following dispatch containing cheerful news from General MacArtl.nr: "Manila, Aug. 12. Adjulant-Gener- al, Washington: Colonel Grassa, Au- gust 11th, in vicinity of Taug, surren- derej command to Colonel Freeman, bolos. Mac Arthch." OUR CONDITIONS TO CHINA Relief Columu Must Enter Pekin and Rescue Ministers and Residents. Washington, Aug. 13. The depart ment of state today made public the re ply of the United States government to Minister Wu's communication delivered on Sunday morning, notifying the de partment of tbe appointment of Earl Li Hung Chang envoy plenipotentiary, to negotiate with the powers. This reply was sent to Minister Wu at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and is as follows: "Memorandum: Touching the im perial edict of AugUBt 8, appointing Li Hung Chang envoy plenipotentiary to conduct negotiations on the part of China with the powers, and the requeet for a cessation of hostilities pending ne gotiaiions, communicated to Mr. Adee by Mr. Wu on the 12th of August, 1900. "The government o' the United SUtes learned with satisfaction of the appoint ment of Earl Li Hung Chang as envoy plenipotentiary to conduct negotiations with the powers and will, on its part, enter upon such negotiations with a de sire to continue the friendly relations so long existing between the two countries. "It is evident that there can be no gen eral negotiations between China and the powers so long as the ministers of the powers and the persons under their pro tection remain in their present position oi restraint and danger and the powers can not cease their efforts for the deliv ery of those representatives to which they are constrained by the highest con sideration of national honor, except un der an arrangement adequate to ac complish a peaceable deliverance. "We are ready to enter into an agree uent between the powers and the Chin eso government for a cessation of hostile demonstrations on condition that a sufficient body of the forces composing the relief expedition shall be permitted to enter Pekin unmolested and to escort the foreign ministers and residents back to Tien Tsin, this movement being pro vided and secured by such arms and disposition of troops as shall be consid ered safe by the generals commanding the forces composing the relief expe dition." The text of this reply to the 'overtures by Minister Wu was telegraphed last night to the representatives of tbe United States for communication to the governments of the powers co operating n the ro!ief movement. Pythian Knighta' JCncampinent. Detroit, Aug. 13. Seventeen thou sand men under canvass is tlie estimate made bv Major-General James Carna ban, of the Uniformed Rank, Knights of Pythias, for the attendance at the coin ing bienni.il encampment, which opens n Detroit Sunday, Angist 20. Four thousand five hundred tents will arrive here this week and the work of erecting camp will take eight days. The camp ground is seven complete squares on the boulevard near Belle Isle. The city has built special sewers and water mains throughout the camp and 0000 incandescent lamps will be used in illuminating. Five thousand knights will parade on August 29 and the carnival features will surpass any previous attempt. The $10,000 prize rills, for which forty three companies ave entered, will begin August '-'!. A Good Cough Medicine. Many thousands have been restored to health and happiness by the ii'-e of Chamberlain's Oou::h Remedy. If af flicted with any throat or lung trouble. iveita trial for it is certain to prove beneficial. Coughs that have resisted ll other treatment fur years, have yielded to this remedy ami perfect health bren restored. Caees that seemed hopeless, that the climate of famous health resorts failed to benefit, have been permanently cured by its use. For rale by Blakeley & Houghton. Cable to me. San Francisco, Aug 13. The steamer Orlziba has been chartered by the United States government to lay a cable between St. Michael and Cape Nome. The vessel will leave about tho middle of the week for Seattle, where she will take the cable on board and then pro ceed north. The cable will ccnncct the military posts In Alaska. .porting Carnival at Del Monte. Dei. Montr, Cal., Aug. 1.1. This will be a notable week in sports for this section of California. Tennis experts, golf enthusiasts and yachtsmen have gathered here to take part In the events arranged for these several classes of sport during the four days of the mixed tournament, which openel today. Tha programme for the golf tournament wilt be run during the mornings of the first three days, the first event taking place this morning. The tennis games ant) yacht races are down on the programme for afternoon entertainments. The at tendance is satisfactory and the event will be the most successful carnival of sports held here. The Boat Remedy lor stoniaeh and) Bowel Traablee. 'I have been in the drug business for twenty years and bave sold most all of the proprietary medicines of any note. Among the entire list I have never found anything to equal Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for alt stomach and bowel troubles," says O. W. Wakefield, of Columbus, Ga. "This remedy cured two severe cases of cholera morbus in my family and I have recom mended and sold hundreds of bottles of it to ray customers to their entire satis faction. It affords a quick and sure cure) in a pleasant form." For sale by Blakeley & Houghton. Au Anarclilla'e Crime. New Yoke, Aug. 13. James Syefane,, an Italian, was stabled to death with a stiletto in this city last night. His brother, Angelo, knows who the mur derer is, but he will not tell. "I have sworn to the vendetta," he says. "No one shall kill him but I. The two Syefanes came from Crotonr Lake to visit friends and in the coarse of their visit became involved in an ar gument with a fellow Italian In a saloon, relative to King Humbert's character. The Syefanes eulogized the dead mon arch, the third Italian descibed him as an oppressor of the people. The quarrel ended in an affray in which James Sye fane was stabbed in the left breast. His assailant escaped, though pursued by a mob. No Hlght to I'gllneaa. The woman who is lovely in face, form and temper will always have friends, but one who would be attractive must keep her health. If she is weak. sickly and all run down, she will be nervous and irritable. 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A Russian battery some distance off did not notice the movement. It opened fire on the position and planted shells among the American troops. The Rus sians wero quickly notified and ceased their fire. Ilia Life Wu Haired. Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonderful deliverence from a frightful death. In telling of it he says: "1 was taken with Typhoid fever, that ran into Pneumonia. My lungs became hardened. I was so weak I couldn't even sit up in bed. Nothing helped me. I expected to soon die ot Consumption, when I heard of Dr. King's New Discovery. One bottle gave great relief. I continued to use it, and now am well and strong. I can't say too much in its praise." This marvellous medicine is the surest and quickest cure in the world for all Throat and Lung Trouble. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00. I Trial bottles free at Blakeley's drug store; every bottle guaranteed. 2 Wholeaale Smuggling Kopoited. Victoria, B. C.Ang. 13. W. C. Mar burger, a trader on the Yukon, tells a story of wholesale smuggllngof Canadian goods from Dawson into Americin terri tory. He says: "There is not a single instarce that I encountered on my trip of 950 miles down the Yukon, meeting mote than forty ecjws and boats belonging to trad ers, where any one had been called upon to pay duty. Iteinember That Chas. Stubling is still doing retail business at his new place. He sells in quantities to suit all customer, from one bottle to a barrel. Family orders delivered promptly. Subscribe for The Chronicle.