I1"" "V 4 ' VOL. XI THE DALLES, OREGON. SATURDAY. APRIL 22, 1899 NO 325 WHITEWASH FOR SECRETARY ALGER Best Conrt ot Injuiiy Will Hut Snslaitt Hilts. NEITHER WILL IT CENSURE HIM Findings Will Probably be the Effect That the Fresh Beef Was not Chemically Treated, but that Grounds for Suspician That it Was So Treated Existed. New Yoek, April 21. A. special to the Herald from Washington Bays: General Miles will not altogether be sustained by the findings of the beef conrt of inquiry, if the general opinion about the war de partment as to what these findings will be is correct. It is understood the court will complete its work and forward its final report to the secretary of war some time next week, and although no authori tative statement as to the finding can be made, such information aa can be gath ered tends to indicate that the report will not completely sustain all the alle gations made by Major-General Miles, nor will it completely dismiss them. ' By the order convening it, the conrt was directed to investigate allegation made by General Miles as to the unfit ness for issue of certain articles of food furnished to the troops in the field in Cuba and Porto Rica and to submit with its findings of fact such recommendations as to further proceedings as must seem to be warranted by the fact developed. The opponents of General Miles made no secret of the fact that it was expected that the court would find the allegations of General Miles entirely without founda tion, and would recommend that pro ceedings be instituted against him. These expectations will not be realized, and the probability is that the conrt will not recommend any further proceed ings either General Miles or any one else. Among officers of the army it is be lieved that the findings will ..be that the charge made by General Miles that the refrigerated beef was treated with chemi cles has not been proved, though there was some ground for a reasonable sus picion, and that some of it has been so treated ; that the canned beef was good when purchased, bnt that it spoiled easily in the climate of Cuba and Porto Rico, and that it was not suitable for issue as the main part of the meat ration to troops engaged in field operations in those islands. It is probable that the court will make recommendations as to the best method of supplying the army with fresh meat in the fntnre, and it may advise that special investigations into this question be made to the' commissary department. DECLINED THE PERSIAN MISSION Washington Dispatch Says He Had Applied for the Peruvian Mission, but Senator Simon Says He 'Had Not ' - Washington, April 21.--Ex-Governor Lord, of Oregon, has declined the tender of the mission to Persia. Governor Lord was an applicant for the Peruvian mis sion. The foregoing dispatch was this morn- nx, VAn Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ROYAL BAKWO POWPgft ing received by the Associated Press from Washington. In relation to the appointment of ex- Governor Lord to the office of minister .to Persia, and his declination, Hon. Joseph Simon, United States senator form Oregon, who is a warm personal friend or Mr. Lord, this morning eaid : "The statement that ex-Governor Lord was an applicant for the Peruvian mission or any other diplomatic mission is not true. The president, recognizing ex-Governor Lord's ability and devotion to party, felt kindly disposed to him and anxious to appoint, him to some good position when the opportunity should present itself. It appears lhat the Per sian mission was the first to present itself to the president, and this he tend ered to Mr. Lord, not knowing, of course, whether it would be accepted or not. Mr. Lord has seen fit to decline this post of honor, and that is about all there is to it. "In regard to the statement that ex- Governor Lord was an applicant for the mission to Pern, I know that he was not. 1 The first private dispatch from Washing ton announced that the post tendered ex Governor Lord was the mission to Peru. This was evidently a mistake in trans mission. Ex-Governor Lord might have accepted this office, and might not. This mission is a better one from a finan cial point of view than the ministry to Persia, and, besides, would have been better suited to Mr. Lord by reason of being so closely identified with our own republic. But Mr. Lord has never been an applicant for any diplomatic posi tion." His Life IV as Saved. Mr. J. E. Lilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder ful deliverance from a frightlul death. In telling of it he says : "I was taken with typhoid .fever, that ran into pneu monia. My lungs became hardened. I was so weak I couldn't even sit np 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 con tinued to use it, and now am well and strong. I can't say too mUch in its praise." ThiB marvellous medicine is the surest and quickest cnre in the world for all throat and lung trouble. Regular size 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottle tree at Blakeley. & Houghton's dm 2 etore; every bottle guaranteed. 2 Elegant new Pullman palace sleepers between Portland and Chicago have just been placed in service via the O. R. & N., Oregon Short: Line, Union Pacific and Chicago & Northwestern railways daily every day in the year. Cars are of the very latest pattern, in fart being the most improved up-to-date sleeping carB tuned out by the Pullman Company. These new palaces will leave Portland on the evening fast train of the O. K. & N. arriving at Chicago the morning of the fourth day and running through with out change via Granger and Omaha. 19tf No Right to Ugliness. The woman who is lovely in face, form and temper will always have friends, but one who . wonld be attractive must keep her health. If she is weak, sickly and all run down, she will be nervous and irritable. . If she has constipation or kidney trouble, her impure blood will cause pimples, blotches, skin eruptions and a wretched complexion. Electric Bitters is the best medicine in the world to regulate the stomach, liver and kid neys and to purify the blood. It gives strong nerves, . bright eyes, smooth, Velvety skin, rich complexion. It will make a good looking, charming woman of a run-down invalid. Only 50 cents at Blakeley & Houghton's drug store. 2 Bismarck's Iron Neive Was the result of his splendid health. Indomitable will and tremendous energy are not found where stomach, liver, kindeys and bowels are out of order. If you want theBe qualities and the success they bring, use Dr King's New Life Pills. They develop every power of brain and body. Only 25c at Blakeley & Honghton'a drug store. ' 2 'BtovVDMER. CO., NEW YORK. SPANIARDS MAY HAVE SHOT THEM Fate of Lieutenant Gilmore's Party Remains a Mystery.. New York, April 21. A dispatch to the Herald from Manila says : Admiral Dewey, in an interview today, said the expedition of the gunboat York to n to Baler was purely to rescue the Spanish soldiers and privates who are being be seiged in a church there. The soldiers refused to surrender when expected to lay down their arms by General Rios at the end of the Paris peace conference. Admiral Dewey eaid he did not know what had become of Lieutenant Gilmore and the 14 men in the launch,' ; They had been sent to sound the month of the river, but went beyond the bend, out of sight of the Yorktown. The sup position is they were captured or killed by tbe Spaniards or the 400 Insurgents who are besieging the Spanish garrison. Admiral Dewey declines to say. what steps be will take toward a punitive ex pedition. General Rios, the Spanish commander when interviewed, said be did not think the garrison at Balar knew tbe war be tween the United States and Spain bad ended.' He had sent an officer in Jan uary to tell the garrison to surrender. The garrison refused to surrender, either not believing tbe officer or fearing they would be trapped by the insurgents. Since then General Rios - has had no communication with the garrison, and this is the first information that the Spanish flag is still flying at Baler. " He thought the Americans were shot by the insurgents, as the 'Spaniards themselves are besieged and have no way of getting to the river. General Rios said that he bad not been con sulted. General Otis doubted whether tbe proposed exchange . of Filipino - for Spanish prisoners would succeed, as tbe insurgents are holding the Spaniards in the hope that it will help their cause, They are not eeeking money. . The letter containing General Rios' laBt appeal to Aguinaldo said , the sur render of the Spanish prisoners would create a bond of sympathy between the Filipinos and Spain. t)regon Boy Wounded. Washington, April 21. General Otis forwards the following list of additional casualties: Wounded-Second Oregon, April 17, company A, Private W. O, Walker, foot, moderate. Thirteenth Minnesota, April 20, Priv ate Nicholas Hansen, William Winders, Corporal G. H. Burlingham. (Private William O.. Walker, company A, Second Oregon, enlisted at McMinn ville last May. He was a f aimer by oc cupation. His father, W. W. Walker, is also a farmer, and lives near West Cbehalem, Yamhill county.) Little Sickness at Manila. Washington, April 21. The following dispatch, was received at the war depart ment today : - "Manila, April 21. Adjutant-General, Washington -The troops are abundantly supplied and the sickness, wounded in cluded, is only seven and a fraction per cent of the command. Otis." The Best in" the World. We believe Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the best in the world. A few weeks ago we suffered with a severe cold and i troublesome cough, and having read their advertisements in our own and . other . papers we purchased a bottle to see if it wonld effect us. ' It cured us before the bottle was more than half used: . It is the beBt medicine out for colds and coughs. The Herald, Andersonville, Ind. - For sale by Blake ley & Houghton Uruggists. SHARP ENGAGEMENT NEAR BOCA VE Three Companies of Souti Dakota Regi ment and Three of tbe Minnosota ' " Encounter Insurgents. LATTER SUFFERED HEAVY LOSSES Americans Exhausted Their Ammuni tion Rebels Unusually Active Be tween Malolos and Calumpit Manila, April 21, 9:05 a. m. At 6 o'clock this morning three South Dakota companies marched from Bocave and in conjunction with three companies of the Minnesota regiment from Gnginto, north of - Bocave, encountered a rebel force numbering fully 500, when two miles out. The rebele retired three miles in fairly good order, in spite of the fact that they Buffered heavy losses. The Americans, having exhausted their am munition, were compelled to. return to their camps. 4.05 p.m. The heat is intense. At noon the thermometer registered 95 de grees and the mercury was still rising. There were several prostrations from beat among the troops, but only one man was wounded. Later army togs opened fire on tbe enemy along the river banks. The rebels are unusually active from Malolos as far aa Calumpit. " They have been discovered within two miles of tbe railroad. Fires are burning east of ..the railroad and it would appear that tbe rebels are evacuating the foothill towns In anticipation of an attack upon the part of the American troops. Washington Regiment Repel An Attack. Manila, April 21, 10:45 a. m. A force of about 200 rebels yesterday after noon attacked tbe outposts of the Wash ington regiment near Taguig, south of Pasig and Pateros. Two companies im mediately engaged tbe enemy and ad vanced into tbe open in skirmish order. Tbe rebels were checked and routed after two hours' fighting, leaving twelve men killed on the field and several wounded. The American ' troops aleo obtained possession of Mauser rifles and many other weapons. Three Americans were wounded. - Remarkable Cnre for Rheumatism. Kenna, Jackson Co., W. Va. About three years agj my wife had an attack of rheumatism which confined her to her bed for over a month and rendered her unable to walk a step with out assistance, her limbs being swollen to double their normal size. 'Mr.. 8. Maddock insisted on my using Chamber lain's Pain Balm. I purchased a fifty cent bottle and used it according to the directions and the next morning she walked to breakfast without assistance in any manner, and she has not bad a similar attack since. A. B. Parson. For Bale by Blakeley & Houghton Druggists. The -steamer Spokane has been placed in eervice on the Snake river between Sparta and Lewlston with double daily service and will be operated as a through mail, express and passenger steamer, making round trips daily except Satur day. Leave Riparia at 2:30 a. m. ar riving at Lew is ton at 12 o'clock noon Leave Lewiston at 2:30 p. m. arriving at Riparia at 7 o'clock p. m. The steamer Lewiston will take the place of the Spokane on the same schedule Sat urdays and at other times will be oper ated on a wild schedule, taking care of all local work. The object of this new schedule is to place the Wisten and Buf falo Hump countries more in touch with points on the O. R. & N. " tf Silks for. CDonday : -Weeding out all short length in Silks today preparing them for. Monday's selling. Monday morning everything will be ready and whether you want a waist pattern or just a fraction of" a yard, yon will find it in this collection of fifty pieces of bargain-priced Silks. There are present representatives from the families of Plaids, Brocades, TafFettas, Indias, Chinas, Surahs, Bedford Cords, Pricesjust about two A. SVL Wfl LLi Ghronicle Publishing Co. IS is IS IS Jjfc We Have... IS IS IS IS " -o J PRINTERS. is VIS IS tfeat ttlotrk. j Quick Gdotfk. IS - Reasonable Prices. IS IS IS IS The Dalles, Oregon. CHOICE Northern Grown SEEDS In Bulk at J. H, CROSS Feed and Grocery store Cor 2d & Federal Sts. E5 IE! U o and Satins - thirds of the usual. ARfilS & CO, White Russian Granulated Rye Meal. Fine for Breakfast Mush and Gems, 35c per sack. The Celebrated XincoM Seed Oats From 100 to 130 bushels per acre has been raised from these Oats. For sale at J. H. CROSS, Feed and Grocery Store.