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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25. 1900.
ON VERGE OF
Relieving Column Reached Legations
Just in Time to Prevent Annihila
tion. Washington, Aug. 21. The state de
partment makes public the following
extracts from a cablegram received iast
night from Minister Conger.
"United States Legation, Pekin (uu
dated), via Che Foo, Aug. 20. Secre
tary of State, Washington. Saved.
Ktrlief arrived today. Entered city with
little trouble. Do not vet know where
imperial family is. Except deaths al
ready reported, all Americans alive and
well. Desperate efforts made last bight
to exterminate us. Mitchell, an Amer
ican soldier, and a Russian and a Jap
anfse wounded. German killed. Ad
vise Woodward, Chicago; Conner, Des
Moines; Sims, Council Bluffs; Conger,
Pasadena; Porter, Paris. (By Fowler,
Che Foo.) Congeb."
New York, Aug. 21. A dispatch to
the Herald from Pekin Friday, August
17th, via Shanghai, says:
Contrary to the agreement of the al
lied commanders, the Russians ad
vanced and occupied the first door of the
east gate early in the morning of Tues
day, August 14th, but failed to force
second door. At 2 o'clock in the after
noon of the 14th, the British and Amer
icans entered the gate near the legations
and met only with slight resistance.
The Japanese met more serious opposi
tion at the upper east gate all day.
At midnight they blew up the gale
and entered the city. Many Chinese
The people in the legation were well,
but somewhat starved. Minister Conger
" The tried to annihilate s the day be
fore you got in. Pi i nee Cting, presi
dent of the Tsung li Yannaw, sent word
that bis officers bad received orders to
cease firing on us, under tain of death.
At 7 o'clock in the evening of the same
day the Chinese openod 'fire, and this
continued all day.
"If the relieving coUiran had not ar
rived when it did we should probably
"The Americans 'ioet seven marine
killed and fifteen wounded, and one
"Th whole mevemrnt is purely a
governmental one. The Boxers are only
a pretense, having no gnus. The con
fidential adviser of the Empress was the
leader of the imperial troops here. In
eleven days over two thousand shells
fell among ns."
Damage Ten Millions.
Dentcr, Aug. 21. C. E. Wantland,
general land agent of the Union Pacific
Rtilroad, estimates the damage, pres
ent and prospective, caused by the for
est fires now burning in Colorado and
Wyoming at U .000,000. Tho loss of
timber burned, according to Mr. Want
land, is only a eomparitelr small item
in the total amount of damage.
"In many place," he said, "the fires
are spreading over almobt bare country,
land wlierj there is nothing but voung
growth, which might have made the
loreitg of ten and twenty years hence, if
it lud not been fur these fires Lands
Whic'i could have len sold fur homes
because of the pleasant suriotindings
will not be worth much for years. The
vicinity of Qlenwood Springs and such
pises, where the tourirts resort, ill be
affected noqcestionahiy i a commercial
.v, became the sciiiery will be im
In Middle Park the fires are burning
so fiercely that ranchmen are beginning
tof-ar that their homes will be swept
'ay and their properties ruined, A
dispa'ch from Saratoga., Wyo., says the
fifes in the Sierra Madro range have
keen checked by rain.
China In rllllea.
'AsiiiNoroN, Aug. 21. Some of the
opposition papers are demanding the
'"mediate withdrawal of the American
lr"J" from China, saying that the mis
'" for which they were sent to that
country has been accomplished. It is
eUiried that they should escort I he
American minister back to the seacoast
n I immediately lake ship, leaving the
Ulement to those who aro going to
over Chinese territory. S.irli a
withdrawal is not likely to be mad-, l.i
' the question of protection of
American lives and property l not yet
wiled, and there Is sure to be a great
a-al of negotiation More proper In-JM-ii,i,y
c.in be secured for the loss of
'' and property that has already oc
"""'1. Jl looks as if the Chines ques-
i tion might be forced into ti.e campaign,
j If so, it it more than likely that Minls
j ter Conger w ill c une hoine and tuake a
lew speeches in important stales ns an
offset to any clamor that may be raised
against the retention of troops in China.
To Changa Manorial Day.
Chicauo, Aug. 21. Albert D. Shaw,
comuiander-iti chief of the Grand Armv
of the Republic, arrived in Chicago to
consult with the executive committee
on the last details concerning the com
ing celebration, which he says promises
to be the largest and most successful
er.c iwpuient in the histcry of the order.
"Our membership Is decreasing rap
lily every year," said the coiamander
in chief, "and soon the G. A. R. will be
a tiling of the pjet. I hope, however,
that before we pass out of existence we
will change our memorial day from the
30th day of May to the last Sunday in
May. Memorial day should be given
over to patriotism and inspiration, and
not to boat races and ball games. I
shall recommend to the national com
mittee that the date be changed, and
while I cannot say what the action of
the delegates w ill be, I hope that they
a'l will be with me."
Hentt-ged by Twenty Thousand boier
New York, Aug. 21 A dispatch to
tho Herald from Tien Tein, via Shanghai,
eayt: Father be Het, a L-zirist in'e
eionary.has arrived here. At a village
forty miles to the northwest, he, with
6000 converts, held cut for six weeks
agtinst Boxers armed with rifles and
swords. They numbered 20,000. They
intended to kill the whole population.
The village officials sent Father De Ilels
word that he must leave China, but with
a tew rifles and a small cannon be held
on until General Sung sent word that
the Christiana would be spared, but they
must disarm, and rather De Ilets must
leave for the coast. He was escorted to
Genera! Ma at Peit Sang and had been
there for three days when Peit Sang was
taken. The remaining converts were
given one week's food by General Sung.
O. R. N. Taaes C&otrol.
Astoria, Aog. 21. President A. L.
Mohler, General Auditor E. S. Benson,
Chief Engineer W. II. Kennedy and
Attorney Writ Minor, of the 0. R. N.
Co. arrived here this evening from II
waco, and left at ohm on the evening
train for Portland. When asked about
the reported purchase of the Ilwaco
road by tl.e O. R. 4 X., Mr. Mohler
Skid (us company had had control of
that line by pu release for some time,
but the formal transfer of the property
whs not madd until yesterday.
Mr. Mohler stated that for the present
at least the roud and boats would be
operated as In the past, but the plans
f r the future had not been determined.
As to building a line down the north
side of tho river, he said his eotiipany
had no intention of doing so.
Fall Heir to Foituns.
Nkw York, Aug. 21. For saving the
life of Mrs. Elmer Carthage, of Galves
ton, Texas, 34 years ago. says a dispatch
to the World from Alhanr, Mrs. Julia
Sheldon, a Boomer in knitting mill, is
made heir to a fortune of $12,000.
Mrs. Sheldon was Mrs. Carthage's
maid m lSGfi. While out riding with
her mistress one day, the horse ran
away. Mrs. Sheldon cut the traces in
time to save them both being dashed
over a precipice. Maid and mistress
pirted soon after the accident, and Mr?.
Sheldon never heard from Mrs. Carthage.
Mrs. Carthage died several weeks ago.
When her will was r.-ad, her relation1)
were surprised ti learn that Mrs. Shel
d jii had been made so'e heir.
Ihs niseunsln Tori ail n.
Siikiioyoas, Wis., Aug. 21. A cireful
rrview of the havoc caused by yester
day's tornado shows the damagi to have
been far less than at li ret thought, The
number of 1 u. Mings destroyed or badly
damuged is not over seventy-live, ar,d
the pecuniary loss in the neighborhood
The storm originated at Marinette,
and seems to have followed Ihe line of
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway
dow n as far as Oshkosh. There it veered
to the east, and apparently spent itself
on lake Michigan. While the storm did
considerable damage all alonx its track,
it was mo it severe at this point.
Will Look for Aaairhlita,
Nkw York, A lg. 2:'. A disrated to
the Journtl ai.d advert! ier from Rome,
A stafTof Italian detectives will be sent
to this country. With tl assent of the
American authorities, a special body of
thirty secret special agents, all picked
men, will be dispatched to operate in
the centers here, w here Italians) abound.
They will bj under t'm command of
an Inspector, who will have his head
quarters in New Yoik. The foieign
budget appropriates t"0,C00 for this
IN THE FOR
Americans Attacked the Imperial Palace
in Pekin Captured Four of the
London, Aug. 23, 4 a.
1500 Americans attacked
palace," says a dispatch to the Morning
Post from Pekin, dated August 15, "and
captured four of the courts. The Amer
ican flag is flying over the imperial
granary and the iinperi.il bank has been
Describing the relief, the Dily Mail's
correspondent cables :
"August 12, the Tiung li Yamun re
quested a conference with a view to
peace. No armistice was granted, how
ever, and that night we endured the
longest fusilade of the whole siege. It
lasted 12 hours. August 13th, the
Tsung li Yamnn begged to be excused
from any conference, saying that the
members were too busy. Later they
wrote that they had forbidden firing on
us and would coml-martial any who
clisobeyed, Duiing tbe evening many
shells fell in the legation grounds."
The Daily Chronicle publishes an in
terview with the Japanese minister in
London, which represents him as hav
ing said :
"The Empress la the heart and soul ol
Chiua. As long as bIib lives, so long as
the remains in China, whether the su
preme power is taken from her or
not, tbe will always be the greatest
force, the one above all others to be reck
oned with. The difficulty will be to get
any one who can speak for ber. I fear
that the powers most come to a final
understanding quickly. Riots, anarchy,
bloodshed throughout China will be the
inevitable result of the policy that does
not immediately disclose itself. The
government must be re-established."
The Japanese envoy expressed his ap
proval of the reported American sugges
tion regarding a conference of the
powers and said that he believed that
satisfactory pecuniary compensation
could be secured, despite the fact that
her revenues are pledged.
Field Marshal von Waldersee, accord
ing to the Daily Mail's correspondent,
expresses tbe opinion that his labors
In China will be of long duration, "as
pacifioation will be a difficult under
taking." Three hundred and seventy five thou
sand Russian troops are already in the
far East,, or already on tbe way there,
by land and sea and uuder orders to
embark. This statement is made by
the Moscow correspondent of the Laily
Graphic, who adds thai mobilization is
in progress and that there are now at
Odessa fourteen steamers chartered to
According to a St. Petersburg special,
a telegram has been received at the
Russian capitol from Shanghai, an
nouncing the departure of Li Hung
Chang for Pekin.
BE TAKEN HOME
Roland hiiutcn Has Evaded Pursuit
for Nearly eighteen Months
Stole ,iK.ooo While Treasurer of
a Company in St. Louis.
Portland, Ah. 22. Captain I. C.
Young, a member of the prominent law
firm of Martin. Foiling & Young, of St.
L inn, and principal ald-. on the si a If of
Brigadi.'r-Grfuer.il If. C. CUi k, of Mis
souri, arrived in Portland this morning
with a commission from the state he
represents for the custody of Roland
Ci'linten, the embezzler, captured by
Detectives D y and Wiener in the (J'lim
by H us", on information fromOffk-er
A'isky, of The Dalles.
Roland Quinten was strretary and
t easurer of I he E.igle Bo it Store Com-
p ny, of St. Louis, one of the most ex
tensive c (tnm-Tcia! enterprises on the
M sii-slppl. O.ih year ajo last April he j
disappeared, and toon thereafter ,lt was
d"-cover -d that he was an emtxrx'er in
the sum of $18,000.
Search was immediately instituted for
the missing agent and sttcklmlder of the
company; Lut, under assume 1 nanus
an l by me of unique disguises, he suc
ceeded in t-vadinj his pursuers until he
reached Portland. His last fic:itioua
name had become known to his pursu-j
eis. His mall was directed to him In'
this city In that name. When con-
fronted by the directives, who addressed
him as "Mr. Quinten," he confessed
that be was that individual. The au
thorities at St. Louis were notified, and
Captain Young's visit to this city for
the emb?xx!er is the result.
Quinten is a man of accredited busi
ness tact and of cultivation. He is
probably 3,'t years old, and has for some
years held a prominent place in good
society and in the esteem of his business
associates in St. Louis.- Mrs. Quinten,
his wife, is esteemed as a lady of more
than ordinary accomplishments, and
those who knew her and her husband
have scarcely yet recovered from the
shock of his mysterious disappearance
and the publication of the circumstances
attending the investigation into the
probable excuse for it.
Captain Young, who is a prominent
attorney and a politician and state mili
tiamen of influence in Missouri, will
probably return tomorrow with the
prisoner. The law firm of which he Is
a member engages largely in criminal
law practice, and is counsel for the com
pany from which Quinten is alleged to
have stolen the $18,000.
APPEAL FOR PEACE
Rejection Based ou Noncompliance of
tbe Chinese Government With Pro
visions of Declaration of Aug. u.
Washington, Aug. 21. Tbe cabinet
today decided to reject the latest appeal
from Li Hung Chang for a cessation of
The reply will be communicated at
once to the Chinese government with
statement of the reasons for the action
of this Government.
The rejection is based on the noncom
pliance of the Chinese government with
the specific provisions of the declaration
of the United States under date of An
The state department has received
dispatch from Consul Fowler, at Che
Foo, but it develops technical features
and for this reason It will not be given
out. It sheds no new light on tho sit
nation at Pekin. An appeal was today
received from tbe viceroys of Nankin
and Hunan asking that no personal in
dignities be shown the Emperor and
Empress Dowager and renewing assur
ances of friendship and maintaining
quiet in China if this is observed.
ihe communication from the vice
roys came through Minister Wu and
was delivered by him to Mr. Adee this
morning. It is understood that the
powers have already considered this
question and there appears to be no
disposition to give the Emperor and
Empress Dowager affront.
Earl Li Hung Chang has signified his
Intention of leaving Shanghai for Pekin
as soon as he receives the reply of the
powers to his request of yesterday for
CorTfis and flucar May lieeonm C haer.
New York, Aug. 22. Considerable
surprise was shown in lower Wall Street
as a result of the announcement of the
Arbucklea that the would pay their
customers 't cent per pound additional
rebate on all roasted package coffee pur
chased from them that shall be 10 per
cent or mure in excess of pounds of
amount purchased in the year ended
July. This is supposed to indicate the
trouble over coflVe is likely to be renew
ed at any time.
The Ameiican Sugar Refining Com
pany rrcently began allowing an extra
one per cent discount to their customers
who have increased their purchases.
This is sail to be done to otl'-et Ihe
extra one percent allowid by Ail.nck'e
to wholesalers on sugar, and in n-tallia-lion
the Arbm kles have made the an
nouncement regarding piirchiie of
coffee. Arbuckle Brothers and tie
v ooison rpice uo'iipsnv nave lioth re
duced their quotations on packagu Cof
fee,' etnt per pound.
Shouhl I'rttTeflt llxftlitai liemiiitatrailou.
Washington, Aug. 22. The reply id
the 1,'ni'nl Statej government to Li
Hung Chang says, In brief, that this
government cannot ei.ter upon negotia
tions until there is a government in
China wh'c'i can prevent the hostilities
of Chinese troops and Chinese citiz ns
against Ihe foics of the powers. The
text of the reply has been communicated
to Ihe other governments.
A nil- Wuman-Suit rags Movrincnt.
London, Aug. 22 Women of Victoria
have started a movement against woman
suffrage, similar, according to the Mel
bourne correspondent nf Ihe Times, lo
the American anti-suffrage movement.
Fifteen hundred women have signed a
petition against the woman suffrage uil I
LI HUNG CHANG
HAS NO AUT0HRITY
Germany and the Initcd States at One
in Rejecting China's Peace Pro
posals. Wakiunuton, Aug., 23. Official dis
patches were received here tin's morning
stating that the German governrient
today has taken action subbiaiiliallv
similar to that of the United States in
rejecting China's peace proposals.
TheGerman foreign office delivered the
answer to the Chinese minister at Ber
lin this morning. Germany insists that
no negotiations can be conducted w ith
Li Hung Chang until his credentials
make plaiu that he has authority from
the responsible heads of the Chinese
The state department this morning
mnde public the following correspond
ence: Chinese correspondence, August 20-22,
1900. (Handed to Mr. Adee by Mr. Wu,
August 20, 1900, 10:15 a. in.) "Cable
gram dated 19th from Viceroy Li Hung
Chang, was transmitted by the Chinese
minister in London and received by
Minister Wu on the night of tho same
dav. It was the declaration of all the
ministers of foreign affairs of the great
powers that the expedition of the allied
troops was solely for the lescue of the
ministers in Pekin. Now, tbe allied
troops having entered Pekin and found
the ministers tufe, it seems proptr that
hostilities should at once cease and that
negotiations should commence. 1,
therefore, request the United States
government to appoint an envoy with
full powers or appoint the minister now
in Pekin for that purpose, as he is nee
essairly acquainted with the affairs be
tween Chinese and foreigners and to in
frm me if the conference will take
place in Pekin. After receipt of a defi
nite reply, I will at one proceed to the
north. Please request the secretary of
state to lay the matter before His Ex
cellency, the President. I wait his re
Received at the department of state
August 21, 1900, 3: 17 p. m.
i.t iiitno ciiano's mkssaok.
"Cablegram from Viceroy Li Hung
Chang, dated August 21, 1900, and re
ceived by Minister Wu on the same day.
The Boxer rebels in Pekin having
been dispersed, there will be positively
no more fighting. Further operations
on the part of the powers are greatly to
he deplored. Besides urging cessation
of liostilillos. please confer with the
secretary of state upon subject of with
drawal of troop and appointment of
plenipotentiary to negotiate a settle
ment nf till questions so as to preserve
amicable relations. I await earlv re
TEXT OK Ol'B ANSH KH.
Sent to the Chinese minister, Ai gust
22, 1900, (1:30 p. in.) "Memorandum
In responso to the Chinese minister's
communication of cablegrams from
Viceroy Eurl Li Hung Chang, dated
August 19 and 21, proposing the immed
iate cessation of hostilities and the ap
pointment of an envoy lo conduct nego
tiations, received at the department of
state August 20 and 21, 19(10. While
the condition set forth in the memo
randum delivered lo the Chinese minis
ter, August 12, has not beeen fulfilled
nnd the potters have been compelled to
rescue the ministers by force of arms
unaided by the Chinese government.
till this government is ready to wel
come any overtures for a truce and in
vito the other Dowers to j iiii w hen se
curity is established in the Chinese cap
itol and the Chinese, government shows
its ability ami willingness to make on J
its pari an effective suspension of hos
tilities in I '.kin and elsewhere in China,
When this is done and we hope it will
lie done promptly the United Stiles
will he prepared to appoint a repre
sentative lo jiin with the representa
tives of other similarly interested powers
and of the authorativH and responsible
government of the Chinese Empire to
attain the ends declared in our circular
lo the wiwers of July ,'1, 1900.
"Ai.vky A. Adkk Acting Secretary.
"Department of Stute, Washington, Au
gust 22, 1900."
Wllil fury of Akron Mult
A Kr.oN, (., Aug. 2.1 A a result of
last night's riot CAiised by ai attempt
to lync'i a ingr, two are dead, two
ni ire will die, 10 otheis aro more or less
injured, and fully $J00,00O in property
has gone np In smoke. The city hall is
totally destroyed, the Columbia build
ing, which joined the city hall, is a henp
of ashes, and sivral smaller frame
building in the V ciuity are in ruins.
The destruction was wroight by tho
wild mob which held possesion of the
city from dark last night until almost
dawn this morning. The mob formed
with the Intention of lynching Louie
Peck, a negro who was arrested charged
with having attempted to assault Chrl
Una, the 6 year-jld daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Theodore Mass, who liva on Per
kins hill. In the police court the pris
oner pleaded guilty, and was bound
over to the common plea court in f."000
bail. It is estimated that the mob vis
composed of not less thsn l'OO men.
Ilia Llfa Was XaTxi.
Mr. J. K. Lilly, a prominent citizen of
Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonderful
deliverenee from a frightful de.ith. In
telling of it he says: "I was taken with
Tvphoid 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 of 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 ami Luna;
Trouble. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00.
Trial bottles free ct Blakeley's drug
store; every bottle guaranteed. 2
raying !ha Hill.
Washington, Aug. 23. Notwith
standing every effort will be made to
avoid taking Chinese territory as in
demnity for the losses to the United
States government in China, there la
fear that such territorial indemnity
may have to be taken. Other countries
will make large demands on China. Al
though tbe nation Is rich enough to pay
large indemnities, its luck of govern
ment may prevent it from borrowing
money to make the payments. The
chaotic condition of the empire makes
Its credit bad, and it is believed Uu.
uiost of these creditor nations would
prefer territorial to cash Indemnity. ,
Tho United States would avoid anything
of that kind at long as possible, aa let--ritorial
indemnity would arouse? aeveiff
criticism by the opponenti of the pres.
ent administration, vho have raised the .
cry of imperialism.
Catarrh C'auoov U Cured,
with local applications, as Ihef cannof
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh '
is a blood or constitutional disease, and' '
in order to cure ft yon must taker fcvtev'"
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is
taken internally, and acts directly on
tho blood and mucous surfaces. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is not a quack medicine.
It was was prescribed by one of the besft
physicians in this country for yee-s, and
is a regular prescription. It is composed
of the best tonics known, combined with
the best blood purifieis, acting directly
on the mucous surfaces. The perfect
combination of the two ingredients is)
what produces such wonderful results in
curing Catarrh, Send for testimonials,
F. J. Cheney A Co., Props., Toledo OV
Sold by drruggists, price 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best. 12
Carnegie Uaalat It.
New York, Aug. 2. In referents to
a report which has been current for sev
eral days, the World tomorrow wilt
print the following copyrighted cible:
"London, Aug. 22. The worid coi re
spondent telegraphed Andrew Carnegie,
who is at Skibo Cai-tle, his Scotch resi
dence, asking whether the report waa
true that he intended to stump the
United Slates for Brynn, I ecauae of hie
opposition to imperialism. Mr. Car
neigie replied : "There is no truth in
o Kight to I glinrss.
The woman who is lovely in face,
farm and temper wi!l alwnyi have
friends, but one who would I e attractive
must keep her health. If she is weak,
sickly and all run down, shn will bo
nervous and irritable. If she lias con
stipation or kidney trouble, her impure
blood will cause pimples, blotches, skin
eruptions and e wretched complexion.
Electric Bitters is the bet medicine in
the world to regulate stomach, liver and
kidneys and to purify the blood. It
gives strong nerves, hright eyes, smooth,
velvety skin, rich complexion. It w ill
make a good-looking, charming woman
of a rnn-iloan invalid. Only 50 cents
i at Blakelev's drug store. 2
Tlis Heat Iteinnity lor Stomach au
"1 have been in the dru business for
twenty years and have sold most all of
the proprietary medicines of any note.
Among the entire list I have never foun t
anything to equal Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for all
stomach and bowel troubles," siys O.
W. Wakefield, ol Columbus, tia. "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 my customers to their entire satis
faction. It aff irdi a iiuick and sure corn
in a pleasant form." For sale by
Blakeley & Houghton.