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VOL. XI THE DALLES, OREGON. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1898. NO 108
fiO TIPE IiIKE THE PRESENT FOR pOfffiY SAVpG.
NO OTHER STORE OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITIES WE DO.
The kind of weather
calling for a cool, neat
Summer Suit, finds os
offering just what is
wanted at from tw&nty
to thirty-five per cent
below the regular price.
Therefore, to 6ee is to
Regular $10.00 suite
now at $7.75
Regular $12 oOeuita
now at $10.00 .
Regular $15.00 suite
now at .$11.25
Regular $18.00 suits
now at $13.75
Regular $20.00 suits
now at $14.50
Above reductions on
summer weights and
"Dalles Mothers'' have learned
to believe in the Boys Clothing we
sell. They find that in the
brand, true merit exists. That's
why we continue to sell to the
eame people, and explains the
steady growth of our
BOYS CLOTHING DEPT.
ments Just Now:
$2 and $2.25 Boys Knee Pants
Suits $1 50
$2:75 and $3.00 Boys Knee
Pants Suits 2 25
$3.50 and $4.00 Boys Knee
Pants Suits 3 00
BOYS LONG PANTS SUITS,"
right through the line, with ex
ception of Black Clays,
25 PER CENT. OFF.
Ladies' Oxford Ties
Every merchant likes to open a new season wilh a
clean stock and as little cf the departed seaeon's goods
as possible, therefore, we say ' ,?.y;.
COST NO OBJECT
On more than one hundred and fifty pairs oxford
ties and long shoes. Easy buying when prices run Buch
as these :
Tan Oxfords worth $3.50 for 98c
Chocolate Oxfords worth $3.00 for $2.00
Oxblood Oxfords worth $3.50 for $2.35
Black Kid Oxfords worth $3.00 for $1.85
Black Kid Oxfords worth $1.85 for 95c
4th Annual Sale of
An important event in our store. Some people
argue that this is the wrong season to buy blankets,
that is, until they see our great
Special Price Offerings
which inevitably converts them into eager and
satisfied buyers. Cheap, medium and fine blankets.
30c to $10.00 per pair.
White or Colored Blankets. Cotton or Wool Blankets.
M. 7VL WIIL-i:
ail lot Spain
Extra Forces at Work Making all Due Prepa
rations for a Hasty Departure.
WASHINGTON, July 20. The squadron which Wat
son is to command on the expedition which is now being
gotten ready for decent upon the Spanish coast, will not be
able to get away for several da3rs yet, owing to the inability
of the ordnance department to get the batteries ready which
are to be used on the colliers.
All preparations are being rushed as fast as the extra
forces of workmen can push them, and the present prospects
are that next week will see the departure of the American
Brought to Bay in a Powder Magazine,
He Blows It Up, Wrecking the En
tire Plant and Killing Six Persons
Oakland, Cal., July 19. The works
of the Western Fuse & Explosive Com
pany were blown up by a Chinese mur
derer ac 5 :20 this morning. Five depu
ty sheriff who were trying to arrest the
murderer were killed. The dead are
Charles White, George Woodsum, D. C.
Cameron, Constable Gus Kock, J. J.
Lerri, Mrs. Hill and the murderer,
Goon Ng Chung.
The Celestial, who was employed in
the works and who caused the awful ex
plosion, killed a fellow countrymen yes
terday afternoon in a quarrel over Chi
nese lottery tickets. He defied the
officers of the law who went to arrest
him, and fled into a magazine which
contained five tons of giant powder, bar
ricaded the door and threatened to blow
op the magazine if any one came to ar
Deputy Sheriff Charles White, son of
Sheriff White, in charge of a posse, was
on the scene of the shooting shortly af
ter the murder, and kept guard over the
Chinese within bis stronghold. AH the
officers were armed with rifles. -After
repeated demands to surrender had been
made, to all of which came the reply,
"If you come in here I will blow np the
magazine," the officers retired for the
night within the private office of the
company, about 20 yards away.
This morning at 5 o'clock Deputy
Sheriff White, after a consultation with
the others, determined to break down
the barricade, not believing the Chinese
would keep his daring promise. Ac
cordingly the entire posse headed for
the door. True to his word the Chinese
fired the giant powder and in an instant
a terriffic explosion occurred, killing the
officers and blowing the Chinese into
atoms 60 all that not one piece has
been found. Mrs. Hill was visiting Mrs.
Pride, who lived across the way. She
was killed by the falling debris of the
All the buildings took fire. Engines
were soon fighting the flames, but to no
avail. The works were completely de
stroyed. Four houses were also blown
down, and abovt forty more partially
Deputy Sheriffs Fred Sherritt and Ed.
White escaped, but were painfully
wounded. The man Goon murdered
was Ham Se Sing. Fourteen freight
cars were blown to splinters and several
were burned. Windows were broken
in Oakland, Alameda and as far as Berk
ley. Hay and Oats for the Army.
St. Louis, July 19. A St. Louis firm
has secured the largest contract for hay
ever let by the United States. The con
tract calls for 9,000,000 pounds of hay
for the army, to be delivered at Chicka
manga. Between 400 and 500 cars will
be required to transport it. The con
tract for famishing oats to the army
was awarded to a Cincinnati firm ;
straw to an Evansville, Ind., firm, and
bran to a Chattanooga firm.
WILL SEE SERVICE
To Be Fitted Out at Once Sums Be
ing Paid for Repairs to Warships.
Washington, July 19. The Buffalo,
the cruiser bought by the United States
from Brazil, will be repaired, fitted out
wtth guns, and sent into the war. She
has been ordered to New York. Com
mander Hemphill, who will command
the Buffalo, will be in charge of the
work of fitting her for service. After
inspecting the vessel, he informed the
department that with a competent crew
he can make all necessary repairs.
The bureau of construction and re
pairs is expending $1,250,000 a month
npon repairs, fitting and refitting ves
sels fot the war with Spain.
The output of smokeless powder for
the navy is steadily increasing, and the
ordnance bureau is receiving more than
8,000 pounds daily for the big guns.
Report Lacks Confirmation.
Washington, July 19. The navy de
partment has received no dispatches
from Dewey relating to the press re
ports concerning our relations with
Germany, but officials feel much less
concern oer Germany's attitude, and
there is good reason to believe that di
rect assurances have been received from
Germany that she will offer no obstacles
to the execution of our plans.
J. W. Truesdale Expresses an Opinion
Concerning the State of Affairs in
the Eldorado of the North.
Seattle, July 19. Among the passen
gers on the Roanoke, who arrived from
Daweon today, was J. W. Truesdale the
well-known newspaper correspondent,
who made the trip over the icy Chilkoot
late last fall, being one of the last to get
through the pass before the freeze up.
Truesdale has spent much time and
enjoyed unusual advantages in investi
gating the conditions of mines and min
ers in and about the Klondike region,
and he does not give a rosy hued im
pression of affairs in the Alaskan eldo
rado. While expressing the belief that the
winter clean up will amount to at least
$20,000,000, he draws attention to the
fact that nearly all this sum belongs to
comparitively few men that is, mine
owners, who were in possession of the
golden claimB before the thousands who
rushed to the north last fall knew of
such bonanzas. It is ( these poor pros
pectors that have suffered. Those who
who have amounts over $5000 do not
number over thirty. When the expense
of getting to and returning from the
land of ice and "Bnow, not to speak of
the 'cost of wintering in a place where
Peace Negotiations are at a Standstill and No
Overtures Have Been Made.
WASHINGTON, July 20. Peace negotiations are at
present at a standstill. Inquiry made among the prominent
officials yesterday elicited the information that positively
no overtures had been made to the government, and it was
pretty plainly hinted that the admini ration was-not at all
displeased with the fact. ; y
Sagasta is Wrestling With the Greatest Prob
lem of His Whole Career.
MADRID, July 20. The Spanish cabinet at 2 o'clock
Wednesday morning decided to sue for. peace. The danger
ensuing from the revolution or Carlist uprising,' being fully
considered'and regarded no less evil than further war with
the American government, a grave situation is sure to fol
low. Sagasta has one of the greatest problems of his career
to handle. The stability of the present cabinet is doubted
food is worth its weight in nuggets, it is
easy to see how well the mighty struggle
for wealth paid those who undertook
labor and suffering.
If Truesdale's statements needed sub
stantiating, there are scores of others
on Koanoko who say that sensational
reports regarding the wealth to be had
for the effort have brought unutterable
suffering and hardship to thousands who
were deluded by these glowing reports.
Men who were expert miners in the
Etates are mere novicas in the Yukon
country. The worst feature is that it is
impossible to make these people believe
that theories as to ths formation, etc.,
are not worth bauble here, as the result
19 that they "confound" the country in
stead of UBingpick and shovel. I have
seen men go up as far as the forks, look
around for a few minutes, give expres-
sion to their feelings in a way that can
not with propriety be written, and re
turn to Dawson, jump in their boats and
sail for St. Michaels. There are thous
ands of such people in Dawson today,
and the food ' question with these is a
serious one, suffering among them being
The best index of the general worth of
any country is the willingness of its citi
zens to invest their money at home.
Speculation has been rife in Dawson all
winter, but sharks were compelled to
confine their operations to new creeks,
Of which little or nothing was or is
known. - -
Santiago's Governor Not Yet Chosen.
Washington, July 19. Secretary Al
ger says the military goyernor of San
tiago has not yet been definitely select
ed. He also said oar army captured
10,000,000 rounds of ammunition at
Santiago, so it will Deed nq supplies for
sometime. ' ' '
Royal makes the food pare,
wholesome and delicious.
ROYAL BAK1NQ POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
More Nurses Needed.
New York, July 19. A meeting of
the Red Cross Aid Committee was held
at the office of William T. Wardell.
chairman of the executive committee,
to consider . the yellow fever emergency.
Whitelaw Reid and Mrs'. Cowdin re
ported after an interview with Surgeon
General Sternberg that the government
would accept any immune nurses whose
services could bo secured, and that such
nurses could go to Santiago.,; on the
It was decided to send Dr. Carnenter.
one of the attending surgeons of the
Red Cross hospital, to Memphis to es-
tablish a bureau for the supply of im
mune nurses, it - being thought such
nurses could mora readily be secured in.
localities where the fever has prevailed..
In the meantime an effort .will be
made to. secure immune nurses i this