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THE DALLES, WASCO COUNTY. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19. 1W)0.
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Five British Officers Have Beta Killed
and Is Is Feared That Four Com-!
panies Northumberland Fusiliers
Have Been Captured.
Losdon, Dee. 14. L"rd Kitchener re
ports that after severe fighting at Sooit
Gedacht, General Clement's forces were
compelled to retire by Commandant De
Larey, with a force of 2500 nien. Five
British officer were killed. The other
c isua.tiei were not reported. Lor4 Kitch
ener's official dispatch to the war office
it as follows :
"Pretoria, Dec. 13. Clement's force,
at Nooit Gedacht, on the Magaliesbnrg,
was attacked at dawn today by DeLsrer,
reinforced by Beyer's commando fiom
Warmbatb, making force estimated at
2500. Though the first attack was re
pulsed, the Buers msnaged to get to the
top of the Msgalieeburg, which was held
by four companies ol the Nerthnmber
land fusilier?, and were thus able to com
mand Clement's camp. He retired on
Ilekpoort, anJ took op a position on a
hill in the center of the valley.
"The casualties have not hten com
pletely reported, l'ii '-the fighting was
very severe, an t I -i ply regret that
Colonel Leggp, i i I --iitieth Hussars,
and Capti;i Mnrdoch and
Atkinsm ! k l.rtl. ll-ii f jrcenients
have !''' lo-r."
Lor. I Hi'fi.pwr re: lint the
Boers hv. n vl- .. i.d were re-
pulsed at L i-u'ti-v. n i that General
Louiiner was killed. Attacks opon
Bethlehem and Viede were also repulsed,
the Boers losing ten killed and fourteen
wounded. Yryheld was attacked Decem
ber 11. Sniping continued when the
message was dispatched.
The scenes at the war office today re
call those witnessed in the early stages
of the war. A constant stream of ex
cited people filled the lobbies, all seek
ing details of the disaster; The absence
of the names of sny of the offiers of the
Northumberland fusiliers in General
Kitchener's dispatch to the foreboding
that the four companies of the fusiliers
mentioned are in the bands of the Boers.
The war office officials evidently expect
s heavy casualty list, but they are hope
ful from the fact that the dispatch dors
not mention the capture of the Nortbutn
berlands that each a great catastrophe
has been escaped.
Orders Wdie issued at Aldershol, Malta
and other military centers to dispatch'
all the available mounted infantry to
It is reported that General Knox, co
operating with the Baitish column at
Keddersburg, ha stopped General Dewet
snd that a battle is proceeding. The re
port adds that many of General Dewet's
followers have been captured.
. The scene of the fight is ontinionsly
cose to Pretoria. Nooit Gedacht is only
2-' miles northwest of Pretoria.
loltloB To Bngar Trunt.
New York, Dec. 1 1. The Times prints
the folio ing: New opposition to the
American'Sugar Refining Company is
now developing. It comes from two
sources. The two fold opposition comes
first from the Arbotkles snd the second
from Pbiladelpha interests and is admit
ted ly Herman Silcken, who is at the
head of the American Company's coffee
business, snd who is generally credited
ss bein cloer to Havemeyer than any
other man in the trade. Briefly out
lined, it may be raid that the plan of the
Arbnckles is to build a new refinery equal
In capacity and every other respect to
snd adj )in ng the present one In Brook
lyn. 8) far as the Philadelphia opposi
tion Is concern -d, not tnnch of a definite
nature Is kiown. At the oflice of Ar
bui kle Brothers, James X. Jurvie said:
"I refuse absolutely to talk on the mat
ter." President Havemeyer would not dis
cuss thfl report.
'-pr Mlmmnarjr ftaftra About tilna
N'kw Yohk, Dec. 14 China is on the
Verge of partition. There is no way by
hlch the integrity of the nation can be
attained. Smb. was the conclusion of
the address given last night by Dr. Wil
lis C. Noble before the People's Club.
Ir. Noble was stationed at Pao Ting Ka
y ths American board of foreign mis
ione, and rnide his escape shortly after
lh uprising of Ihe Boxers. Irs the
course of his remarks Dr. Noble also
'There I no telling how the negotia
tions with the Chinese oflicials are going
t( result. No document signed by the
"press or stamped with the great seal
nss yet been received by the represents
lliof the powers. Indeed, there is
w m me attitude 0 the great
fir-ign nations involved in this trouble
i th" ,"',0, re"T Purpose to rein,
i,UUMbe yoon ""Peror, although all
acknowledge that U U Ihe only hops of
the nation's salvage. The reason is that
the reinstatement of the youug man
would be iai practicable. He is so onder
the Influence of the empress dowsger,
snd she is so hostile to foreign interests,
that his reinstatement to the throne
would bring ultimate discord and cor
ruption. With the palace looted, with
Pekin divided and patrolled by different
foreign nations, there is little likelihood
that the court wiii ever be re-established
there. In my mind, tho only solution
of the problem Is the dismemberment of
China among the powers. Whoever ruav
nave doubted this before will believe
with me now on bearing that the anti-
foreign sentiment has again issued in
nnendoes threatening all foreigners."
THE BILL WAS
There is Still H-ope For Uaal Legisla
tion The Treaty Was Vopopular.
Washington, Vic, 14. The canal bill
is not yet defeated and it is evident that
a large majority of the senate is still in
favor of it. The treaty unamended is
distinctly uupopular in many sections
and in order to get the biil through, the
friends of the canal are willing to make
any kind of a concession regarding the
treaty. Those most iutereated in the
canal cannot locate the various interests
that are working against it, but they are
supposed to be trans-continental lines
and the Panama concern.
Senator McBride, although quoted as
opposing the Davis amendment to the
Hay-Paoncefote treaty, says he is heart
ily in favor of that amendment and his
vote yesterday was recorded in its sup
port. The senator maintaius his posi
tion as previously outlined that the adop
tion of the Davis amendment, as shown
by the large vote of yesterday, was ab
solutely necessary to insure the ratifica
tion of the treaty, and that the ratifica
tion of the treaty is absolutely necessary
to insure the passage'of the canal hill.
If the senate can avert the adoption of
further amendments to the treaty be be
lieves the canal bill will ies at this
As fir himself. Senator McBride says
he shall not support any amendment to
the pending treaty which, in his judg
ment, would endanger the passage of
the canal bill at this session.
No Llrta Wera Lost.
Sam Fbascisco, Dec. 11. --One of the
severest storms which bas ever visited
San FreneUco broke over the city at an
early hour this morning and continued
until noon in fitful gu:ts. rain and wind
sweeping over the city w ith unueual vio
lence, and . being accompanied by
thunder and ligh'.nin, a rather unusual
occurrence in this p.irt of the country.
At one time rain fell in such torrents
that many thought cloudburst wis im
During the height of the storm several
houses were overturned by the wind,
and one of the great receiving tanks of
the San Francisco Gas A Electric Com
pany was struck by lightning, the gas
taking fire. No one was hurt in the ex
plosion, but tho tank was demolished.
During the storm tiie city was entirely
cut off from telegraphic communication
with the rest of the woild, the telegraph
companies losing every wire out of San
Francisco. The damngb to telegraph
wires is being repaired rapldiy, but this
evening only partial service U being giv
en. The bulk of thi damage to the aires
was caused by the blov ing down of
about 100 pol-s on the Oakland side of
the bay. Some damage was done in the
mountains, but nothing b 'finite rin be
stated as to the extent. Ttie telephone
company alo lost many ol its long
i'ainn Hill I'wnril,
Wahhisoton, Dep. 15. The house to
day passed the war revenue reduction
bill. The opposition sought to recommit
the bill with instructions to report back
a measure reducing Ihe revenue at least
70,000,0l0 and Including a provision for
an Income tax, so drawn as to ecape an
adverse decision of the supreme court.
The motion failed, 1:11 to 1". Thereupon
the blil was psfsed without the concur
rence of the minority, who retrained from
voting. The amendments placed in the
bill yesterday to tax express receipts
was defeated on an aye an ! ni vote in
thm house. P'-i to 1.1. The pension ap
propriation bill, carrying M -t.Ui.im, canal i.l.i, anu me opponenis oi trie suo
was passed in exactly thirteen minutes. I sidy are using the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
WAR FAR FROM
England Has Awakened lo Fact i
South Africa Kitchener Wan
London, Dec. 17, 4" a. to. Lord Satis
bury and his colleagues mast today feel
greatly relieved that parliament was pro
rogned Saturday. A grim irony now at
tachee to Lord Roberts' description of
the war as "over." Yesterday the war
office, tor the first time in many months,
remained open throughout Sunday, in
response to the demand of public
anxiety to learn the latest news.
Lord Kitchener is reported to have
sent a fresh and urgent request to the
government to send out every available
mounted man. With General Dewet
again escaped through the British cordon
in the neighborhood of Thabacbu, the
serious affairs at Yryheld and Zastron
and the Magalies Berg disaster confront
ing the British people, thev will begi
to ask, as they do, wliy Lord Roberts i
allowed to come home.
The Colonial oflice announces its decis
ion to enlist 5000 men. instead of 1000,
previously asked, to be recruited
Great Britain for General Baden-Powell'
constabulary, which shows that recnrit
ing In Sooth Africa is less'active than
has been anticipated. Dispatches from
Lourenco Marques assert that all the
Boer forces are plentifully supplied with
ammunition, but terribly in want of food
Mr. Kruger, at The Hague, received
William Stead yesterday. Mr. Stead
urged him to continue his tour of Europe
and go to America. The Boer states
man listened attentively, but declined to
commit himself in any definite state1
ment. It is understood he Is about to
remove from his hotel to a private reel
dence, as though contemplating a pro
longed stay at The Hague.
Bryao'a New Paper.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 15. William J
Bryan gave out the following interview
"I have for several years had in con
templation the establishment of a week
ly newspaper, and tins seems au oppor
tune tiue for undertaking it. Intend
ing to devote my life to the study and
discussion of public questions, I have
taken this method because it will best
accomplish the purpose which I have iu
view. Through a paper, 1 will tie able
to keep. in touch with social, economic
and political problems. The paper wiil
at the same time, if successful, provide
an income sufficient for my pecuniary
needs, and this kind of work will alio
me more time with my family than I
have beeq able to enjoy for several years
"I expect to lecture occasionally, es
pecially Id college towns, where I can
speak to students, but my principal work
will be done with the pen, or perhaps I
should day, with the pencil. The paper
will be called the Commoner and will
defend trie principles set forth in the
Ksnsas City platform. I shall be
publisher and editor and Lincoln wiil be
the place of publication."
IttMinhl drain AihU.
Cokvam.im, Or., Dec. !"). While plow
ing a summer fallow field that was
cropped this season in Fall wheat, Wal
ter Yates yesterday afternoon found that
he was turning up millions of little bugs
that are in appearance identical with the
grain aphis, the plowing is six inches
deep, and the soil thrown out is per
meated with the bugs. Joseph Yates,
who owns the farm and has farmed it
for thirty years, believes the bugs to be
the regulation aphis, and he further be'
lieves their work at the roots of the
wheat to tiave bwen largely responsible
for the partial crop failure on the same
field ttrs searoi. I'p to a late period in
the season the prospect for a splendid
crop was very bright, bnt at threshing
time but fifteen bushels per acre was
realized, The same field In the past has
alwavs returned from 25 to 30 or more
bushels of whe-.it per acre.
Two weeks a(0 Lon Locke, plowing on
the J. Fred Yates farm adjoining, dis
covered multitudes of bugs nf the same
kind, and all the farmers in the neigh
borhood declare them to be aphis. After
an investigation nf a similar ditcjvery
couple of years ago, member of the
experiment station staff announced that
the biv were not grain aphis. The
Yates farms are located In Linn county,
I three miles eat of Ihe Corvaliis f.'rry.
Illlla Tangled If.'
Washington, Dec. 17. The ship sub
sidy bill bas tangled np the Nicaragua
anl the Nicaragua canal bill for the pur
pose of proiooging debate and staving
off any poeeible vote on the shipping bill.
It looks now as if tome agreement would
bare to be reached that the shipping biil
would n-t been pressed at this seseio
In order to secme action on the treaty or
on the Nicaragua canal biil. The friends
of the canal believe that it is nnwiee to
pass the bill nnlit the Claytcn-Balwer
treaty is supersede J. It is doubtful
whether the president would sign any
bill nnls the Hay-Pauncefote treaty is
ratified or something else is done which
will prevent complications that would
ensue should the United States begin to
build the canal with the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty will recognized. While the friends
of the canal still remain hopeful, it looks
as if the whole matter were now shaping
to defeat both canal and ship subsidy.
Hln Keller la Laaralag to ftpcak.
Boston, Dec. 17. Helen Keller, the
deaf, blind and heretofore dumb student
at Radcliff college, recently astonished
and delighted the freshman class of
which she is a vice-president by making
a short address. It was at a class luncheon
in Fay hall, aud Helen, who has recently
become able to make sounds, which can
be understood by those familiar with
her, responded when called upon by the
She spoke only tew worJj, in a low,
immodulated tone, which did not lack
in strength snd was even musical. Up
to this point she haO muttered bnt a few
words, but Mi6S Sullivan, her constant
companion and guardian, can now under
stand her quite readily, as can others
wto have become accustomed to her.
Miss Keller, who is not yet IS years
old, shows a Eteady improvement in her
new and wonderful accomplishment.
Even those who know her and her re
markable mental capacity express as
tonishment at the headway she is mak
ing. Ihe hrst public utterance to her
fellow students at Fay hail was ap
plauded rapturously. Every day she
bas long conversations in her own way
with Miss Sullivan, whosorao time ago
could understand her only from the
movement of the lips. Now she takes
up words and sentences and repeats
them, until she improves in tone and
Miss Keller is an eager student, all of
her time being taken up with her studies,
which include French, Engtiah and
history. Last week she spent several
days in New York, and her friends say
she was delighted with the trip.
Original Manuscript S'ouimI.
Carboxdalb, III., Dec. 15. A special
to the Salt Lake Tribune says :
Marshall Pen rod, who lives on a farm
close to the village of Dongola, Union
county, while digging a black oak stump
out of a potato field close to his residence,
found a stone a toot long and eight inches
The peculiar shape of ihe stone, which
which resembles a pocketbook, attracted
his attention, and upon close examina
tion be found carved on its face in the
F'nglieh language the following words:
This stone - contains the original
manuscript of the Book of Mormon.
The stone is hollow, with a hole drilled
entirely through it, and at both ends
red cedar plugs have been driven. When
removing one of the plugs, several sheets
of paper containing writing in hierogly
phics that could not be deciphered were
bund. The characters are very peculiar,
following no known line of ancient
At the bottom of the last page was
found written in the English language:
"The finder of this manuscript wiil du
ver the same to the elder i of the Mor
The stone still remains with Mr. Pen-
rod, and already communication has
been made with the Salt Lake church,
iving the incidents of the find.
They flllrd Onlrf fleets.
Washington, Dec. 15. Chief Wilkie,
rff the seviet service, received a telegram
today, announcing the arrest in 8.111
FrancWco of William Benton Fritch and
Emmett Benton Kritch, fattier an l son.
on a charge of counterfeiting. Last Tues-
av a woikman high upon the new pust.
office building at San Francisco noticed
wo men at work in a back room 111 a I
lly one of the men came to the window j
nd intentlv looked at an ol i-ct In his
and. The workman grew suspicions,!
nd ctme to lhecouclnion that the men
ere counterfeiters, and reported Ihe
facts to George lUz.'n. of the Western
ivision of the secret service, Mr. llazen
procured a AM I g!as, and on Wednesday
ent up on top of the poMofiice building,
here he watched the operations of the !
women. Hie oh-ervations connrmen ;
ie conclusions of the workman, and
ithasearch warrant he went to the
ace and found the two men engaged in
'iillina" ten dollar gold pirces. The
men were arrested and $00 in coin
Bled Quarts at a Time
"I am akniie maker and worked for a number of years ia the New York Kaifw
Co. a factory at aUea. N. Y. plrst thing I knew 1 commenced to bleed from
use moatn. Sometimes as much as a quart of blood would come vp frvra my
June at a time. Every time I coughed the blood spurted out. It was it tho
- ft v " i .v. , aii iv lucvnuil. U
people told me J had Utter
make my peace with tke I.oid
and prepare to die. for I n a.l - '
not live till spring- Mv borre
doctor ccuhlu'tciometav jrood.
bot advKed metttgtt t.i'.Ncw
Yoik City tor examination.
They liually took me K a med
ical college, and a whole lot of
physician made what thev
caJletl a diagnosis. There were
several sl.ulect lonkirg cu.
One professor had a little iviry
hammer, and with this he
pounded my chest and held bis
ear close to listen. After a
while the professor looked at
me solemnly and declared:
'One of your lunss is alxct
cone aud the other is affected.
There may be a slim chance
for life if vou quit working in
that knife factory." I went back
home. but didn't improve. One day I saw an advertisement of free samples of
Acker's English Remedy for Consumption, being given awav bv our home drug
gists, vYalker & Eaton. I got one of these bottles, aud it relieved me. Then I
bought more of the regular siie. and nrv improvement was continuous, although
slow. My doctors were astonished and so was 1. After dark 1 hated to spit,
because 1 was afraid it might "bo blood, and I wanted to know for sure. I have
no fear cow. for at Inst I am a solid man again. Although one lung is gone, the
other is as sound as a dollar, and answers us well as two lungs, so far as 1 can
see. I want everyone to know the facts and that i why 1 tdl them here."
(Signed) A. H. Simpson.
Acker' English Kemolr I o!d by all druggists onJer a port've Rnrnte
that Your iruin-y will be rj:id-il in ce u( failure, no., oc. aaj $i a bttU ia
United State aim I'ana.U. In KnslanU. i. J , ia. ?J., nl ,v 61.
ll arur ttu a(i yaiirunVr. H'. tl. UOOKHK dV IX)., Ftuy. ktuti, .V, w Joi i.
For sale at Blakeley's Pharmacy.
TO BE ENFORCED
Trouble Looms I'p Ahead Over Prospec
tive Purchase by French Republic
of a -Portion of Guiana.
Xkw Yon. D?c. 17. A special to the
Times from Washington says : The
-territory until recently in dispute be
t een Brazil and France and which has
been decreed to belong to Brazil niey
shortly become an object of a dispute be
tween France and the Unild States,
should the Monroe Doctrine be violated.
The territory lying south ol French
Guiana in the State of Para, and con
taining 100,0)0 square miles, was claimed
by Eiazil and France, and Saitzerland J
was made arbitrator. Her decision was j
In favor of Brazil. It is now reported!
that some French financiers anticipating I
that the decision would be favorable to
Franc bad already invested their capital
in this territory. Tbey are now, it is
said, trying to engineer a deal by which
the French government will buy this
land from Brazil.
The state department has absolutely
no knowledge on the subject. Its st
tention, however, has been called to the j 'ro"' death, says : "Exposure after mess
matter, and the attempt of the French I Induced serious lung trouble, which
capitalists tj secure government aid in ended in Consumption. I had frrquent
getting their money back will be watched hemorrhages and coughed night and dac.
with interest. There Ts hardly any 'All my doctors said I must soon die.
question, it is said at the department, J Then I began to use Dr. KinVe New
that such action would be a violation of : Discovery for C onsumption, which com
the Monroe Doctrine and would call forth ! p'etely cured me. I would not be without
a protest from the United States. I it even if it cost fY00 a bottle. Hundreds
A lor g as the claim was in its original
form, France might have maintained
that she was simply rectifying her
boundaries, ai.d that the United States
cannot object to that. Even in that case
a rectification of boundaries which in
rdvd an area of 100,000 square miles
won!, I be closely scrutinised. France
hs, how ever, forfeited the right to make
th 4 1 claim by submitting the matter to
arhii'ation by Switzerland. T:.o terri
tory ha been officially decreed by the
S'i tribunal to be outside the bounds
rie of French Gniffna.
r-iajert our. j robbery was the motive which prompted
D i 1 lleadtche. Pains in vaiions purts j ti f, in. e M,1 bten shot through
of :!ie t.dv, Sir'ing at the pit of the,lne ,,a wilhariHeor revolver fired
stomach. Lis of appetite, I everislmees, through the window.
Pimple or S 'res are all positive eviden
c "r f itiiiiiire blood. N' matter how it
Ihc uii- -o it ni'i-t be puriti-d in order
to turn 11 c d health. Acker's Blood
E -xir t.a.. iievei failed teenre Scrofulous
or v,'hllitic ;oisons or i-tlier blmid
dici'S'i-. Ii 1 per'ainlv 11 wonderful
r-meiv and e f?li etrv bollle on a
rojtjve guarantee. Blaktley, the drug
SiiWanly Hill l'rn.rl.
1 Wi!!M. ton, Dec. 17. The subsidy
- bill is i.ot dead, for it may be revived in
1 therext oiigres, and there In every in
j die ition that it cannot pass at this ses
sion. Already there has hctn organized
a ilof ftrmintil tutnnritv w hich will defeat
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out any effort. If the subsidy men will
come to the conclusion that they cannot
get this bill through, there wiil then
pe.-haps be a possibility of getting the
canal bill pased.
Representative Jones lodsy introduced
a bill extending the free homestead taw
to the openei half of the C'oivi'.le reser
vation, so that sett'ers may be relieved
of paying $150 for tl.i Ir lands.
The secretary of the treasury submits
an additional f etiiuale ol $.!', W O for pur
chasing more l ind tor the water supply
and its protection at the Pugel Sound
Wlp Out HoollfauWui.'
Losdos. D.c 17. The first issue of
the London Sun, under the eJitorship of
the Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, pastor of
the City Temple, appears this afternoon.
Toe column whore the day's betting is
asuilly published contained, onder the
caption "Lstest News," the "wages of
j sin is death," and other familiar texts,
followed np by vigorous protests against
gambling. The article declares, "If a
paper cannot live six days without pan-
Idering to the gambler, the drunkard and
the sensualist, let it withdraw."
I In another editorial Dr. Parker nrges
(the magibtrates to "apply the est and
wipe out Hooliganism."
A Lite Anil lalh t ight.
Mr. W. A. Hines of Manchester, I.,
writing of bis almost miraculous escape
have used it on my recommendation and
all say it never fails toenre Throat, Chest
and Lung troubles." Regular sire 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Blakeley
Drug Store. 4
t'onuil With a Kulltl Through Ilia llrad
Mil l.snoKo, Or., Dec. 17. Coroner Via
held an inquest today over the remains
of Andrew Dahlberg, who was yesterday
found dead In his cabin near Reedville.
Dahlbe.-g was an itolTt nive farmerabout
forty years of age, and was reputed to
have ci nsi Jerable money about his
house. It is generally believed that
The j iry has not yrt returned its ver
dict, which wiil in all probability be
that deceased cinie'o his t'eath !y being
struck with a club by parties unknown,
as there seems t be 11 1 clew to the pvi
petratora of the fiemhrh at-'.
Details are meager, .m l i-niiiiut tw
fully obtained until ihe rr vul of the
lla Pimii tha burgeon.
All doctors told llenick H.imilti n, of
West Jefferson, O., a;'t' snllVriiig IS
months from Uectaf Fistula, S.e would
die nnles a costly operation wu per
formed ; but he cured himself with live
boxes of Bncklen's Arnica Salve, the
surest Pile cure 00 Earth, snd the best
Salve in the World. '2't cents a box. Sold
by Blakeley, I ru'ist. 4
For sprains, swellings and lameness
there is nothing so good as Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. Try it. For sale by Blaka
lev, the druggist.