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THE DALLES, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 1895.
DOCTORS FIGHT A DUEL
iloody Encounter Between H. R. Holmes
and 1 A. Ausplund.
HE LATTER MAY BE FATALLY HDRT
h Bullet Wouoi for EachOne
Physician Claimed the Other Bad
Defamed Hit Character.
Portland, Or., Aug. 17. A remark
ble duel with pistols, which has thus
fir resulted in no fatalities, took place
lortly Defore noon yesterday in the
ekuin building, between Dr. Horatio
IIolmeB, a very prominent physician,
nd Dr. Andres A. Ausplnnd, a younger
lembar of the professor. The shooting
bok place in Dr. Holmes, reception-
pom, on the fourth floor of the building,
here Dr. Ausplund had attempted, at
lie point of a pietol, so Holmes states,
b coerce his brother physician into sign-
be a retractiou of some damaging etate-
faents he alleges Holmes had made con-
jerning himself and friends, among the
itter, presumably, Mrs. Dr. Chambers,
jsident physician at the Portland hos-
ital. Incidentally publicity has been
iven to a serious scandal at the Port-
knd hospital, in which Dr Chambers
las the "central figure; and it was the
ttitude of Dr. Holmes, who was until
ecently connected with the medical i
taff of that institution, toward Dr
hambers, who is a personal friend of
r. Ausplund, that nerved the latter to
is rash deed.
The shooting was highly sensational
i all its details. Dr. Holmes is a
rorainent member of Portland's med
al profession, and his office )s in the
ery heart of the city. The exchange of
istol shots drew the attention of an im
mense crowd, which blocked the busiest
brncr in the city for nearly an honr.
he motive for the crime and the pnbli-
ation of the trouble at the Portland
ospital gives added coloring to the story
f the duel, which would have been to
ihe death had not the participants dia
led each other by pistol shots that
r ere not necessarily fatal. As it is, the
fe of Dr. Ausplund is despaired of.
Holmes was severely shot, but will
HOW THE AFFUAY BEGAN.
The shooting occured at about 11:45
clock. The scene was room 28 on the
purth floor of the Dekum building,
hich is occupied in common by Drs.
tolmea and Amos as a reception room.
here wer9 no spectators, even after the
delists bad left the office, and were
ghing in tho ball, and it was not until
lie combatants were nnable longer to
Imtmne their murderous work that
there appeared on the scene. Accounts
iffer as to the number of shots fired,
at it is certain that there were at least
ix, for that many took effect, three on
ach of the duelists. It is difficult to
et at the exact facts as to how the fight
pmmenced, as the combatants tell dif-
rent stories, but it was substantially
a follows :
Dr. Holmes was on bis way to his of
ce after a call upon City Physician
fV'heeler, when he met Dr. Ausplund at
tie entrance to the building. They
linst have parsed up the stairs from the
washington-street entrance, as the ele
ctor men did not see them. They
bust have been talking heatedly when
ey entered the office, for the door was
ft open; still, the occupants of adjoin-
hg offices heard no loud talk. The first
.itimation that there was trouble was
the fnssillade of pistol shots, which
ommenced within ' a very short time
fter they bad entered the office.
Dr. Ausplund demanded that Dr,
lolmes siarn the written retraction
hich he had prepared. Dr. Holmes
ead it over, and said ctlmly :
"I cannot sign that, for I would then
ie lying, and I won't lie for any one."
"If you do not sign this paper at
nee," said Ausplund excitedly, "one of
8 must go into eternity." .
So far the stories ot the duelists aeree.
Dr. Holmes said that be ordered his
isitor out of the office, and upon the
latter refusing to go, and exhibiting , a
iistol to enforce, his demand, struck
im in the face with his clenched fist,
ben Ausplund opened fire, his first ball
striking Holmes just nnder the left
breast, passing around the body under
the ekin, but doing no serious damage,
and the second passing through the
loose flesh under the chin. Dr. Holmes
is known to be a very cool man, and he
did not lose his pretence of mind when
Ansplund's pistol cracked. He bad put
a 38-caliber revolver in his pocket on
the previous evening, having been
warned that trouble might be expected
anJ drawing it hastily, returned Ans
plund's fire. So close were the two men
together that the paper which Ausplund
had prepared, and which Holmes etiil
held, was powder-marked and spattered
with blood, and the first shot fired by
Ausplund went through it.
NO ABBESTS WERE MADE.
The police authorites have taken no
further action in the mattar than to col
lect the evidence at hand, and are await
ing developments. Neither of the duel
ists has expressed any de3ire or willing
ness to prosecute the other. If any
complaints are filed, it will probably be
King: Oscar Will Decide
Nkw Yobk, Aug. 16. The Herald cor
respondent in Rio Janeiro telegraphs
that the French charge d'affaires and
the Brazilian minister of foreign affairs
have signed a protocol agreeing to sub
mit the question of the ownership of
the territory of Amapa to arbitration,
with the king of Sweden as referee.
Each country is to be allowed until
April, 1896, to submit its claim.
The inquivy into .the imvrisoment of
Brazilians and the trials of the late gov
ernor of French Guina and the com
mander of the gunboat Bengali will be
suspended pending the decision of the
king of Sweden, afte which they will be
subjects for diplomatic negotiators.
Two Lives Bared.
Mrs. Phoebe Thomas,of Junction City,
111., was told by her doctors she had con
sumption and that there was no hope
for her, but two bottles Dr. Kind's New
Discovery completely cured her and she
says it saved her life. Mr. Thos. Eg
gers, 139 Florida St. San Francisco, suf
fered from s dreadful cold, approaching
Consum ption, tried without result every
thing else, then liought one bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery and in two weeks
wae cured. He is naturally thankful.
It is such results, of which these are
samples, that prove the wonderful effi
cacy of this medicine in coughs and.
colds. Free trial bottles at the SniDes-
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The Battle At Bio ISamba.
New Yobk, Aug. 16. The Herald's
correspondent at Guayaquil, Ecuador,
sends word that he has just received
news of a battle which was fought near
Rio Bamba between the forces of Alfaro
and Sarasli, The former acheived a de
cisive victory, and Colonel Medaro Alfa
ro took prisoner Colonel Liaburn, Gener
al Sarasti'a chief of staff. It ia believed
that the 1 jbs must have been heavy, as
8000 men were engaged on both sides.
It is known, however, that General Al
faro's soldiers took 100 prisoners.includ
ing several officers, and that General
Sarasti's force was reduced to 400 men
as a result of the engagement.
Cholera Morbus is a dangerous com
plaint, and often Is fatal in its results.
To avoid this you should use DeWitt's
Colic & Cholera Cure, as soon as the
firstsymptoms appear. Snipes-Kinersly
A. Steamer Ashore.
Qukenstown, Aug. 16. News reaches
here that a large passenger steamer ran
ashore on the coast in the vicinity of
Bally cotton, to the eastward of this
harbor. It is presumed to be a vessel
bound for this port from either Liver
pool or Southampton, althongh notning
definite is known. A dense foe was
prevailing along the coast and coast
guards went to Ballycatton with life-
When the coast guardsmen arrived at
Ballycotton they found the steamer had
been floated, and proceeded on her jonr
ney. Her identity was not established.
Dknveb, Aug. 16. The two story brick
building on Santa Fe and Ninth avenue,
known as theO'Donnell block, collapsed
today without warning. The following
persons were injured : Mrs. Lector Mil
er, hit on the head by bricks; Fred
Miller, 6 months old, severely bruised ;
Captain E. V. Williams, manager of the
Rocky Mountains, carriage works, arm
cut. ' Just what caused the accident ia
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not kuuwu, but it is supposed the heavy
raina loosened the roof supports, draw
ing the side walls to the center. The
damage amounts to about $10,000.
There are so many accidents to live
stock whicn cause delay and loss to the
farmer in his work. In a large number
of instances the delay would be but
trifling if a remedy was promptly applied.
Dr. J. H. McLean's Volcanic Oil Lini
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as the farmer's friend. Its healing on
flesh of domestic animals is immediate
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per bottle. For sale at Snipes-Kinersly
Drug Co. -
Richmond, Va., Aug. 16. General
John D. Imboden, the famous Confeder
ate cavalry general, who died yesterday
at Ablngton, in southwestern Virginia,
was a graduate of the Virginia military
institute. He parcipituted in all the
principal battles of the Rebellion. After
the war he engaged largely iu mining
and railroad enterprises, but met fre
quent reverses and died pour. He was
75 yearn old, and was married four times.
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world" is what Mr. E. M. Hartman, of
Marquam, Oregon, says of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
"What leads me to make this assertion
is from the fact that dysentery in its
worst form was prevalent around here
laBt summer and it never took over two
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Am Upeu Switch.
St. Louis, Aug. 16. The north-bound
passenger train on the Cotton Belt rail
road ran through an oj.en switch at
Stramp'a station, Ark., last night. The
engine and baggage and mail cars rolled
down an embnukmeut. No passengers
were hurt. Webb, the engineer, and
Fireman Dean were badly bruued ; W.
F. McCabe, an express messenger, bad
his leg broken ; Cleveland, a mail clerk,
had hia arm dislocated, and J. P. Blaud,
a Pullman conductor, fractured hisaukle.
Mr. C. G. Strong, principal of the
public schools at Anderson, Oal., says:
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