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HIS LAST BATTLE.
' After an illness of six days
General Joseph Wheeler, the
famous Confederate cavalry lead
er and Brigadier-General of the
"iUnited States since the war with
iSpain, died of pneumonia. The
.general died at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith,
Thursday afternoon and was 69
lyears of age at the time of death
Jn many ways he was a very re
Joseph Whesler, soldier and
statesman, was born at Augusta,
Georgia, September 10, 1836, of
New England parentage. He
graduated from West Point in
1859, and first saw active service
Kansas and New Mexico in
Indian warfare. He resigned
Ihis position in the United States
Army early in 1861 and was ap
pointed First Lieutenant of Ar
tillery in the Confedrate Army.
In the same year he was com
missioned Colonel of the Nine
teenth Alabam Infantry. At
tthe battle of Shiloh he served
with conspicuous bravery, hav
ing two horses shot under him,
;and earned the title, "Fighting
-Joe." In July, 1862, he was
laced in command of the caval
ry ftf the Army of the Mississippi-
After serving in numerous-campaigns
ihewas commissioned Brigadier
General, October 30, 1862, and
became Major-General early in
il863. At Chickamauga he
f ougkt the most desperate caval
ry, battle of the war. He was
made Lieu tenant-General early
He was elected on the demo
cratic ticket from Alabama to
ithe forty-seventh Congress and
was -steadily re-elected serving
when the war with Spain broke
out. He offered his services and
was appointed Major-General of
Volunteers, in April, 1898. He
, carved at LSan Juan and before
Santiago, and was appointed
senior member of a commission
to negotiate peace. After his
return to Alabama, he was unani
mously renominated for Con
gress and received the votes of
all the political factions of his
General Wheeler was married
in 1866 at Wheeler, Alabama, to
Daniella.v daughter of Richard
and Lucy W. Jones. She died
May 19, 1896, leaving two sons,
Joseph and Thomas H., and four
daughters, Lucy Louise, Annie
-Early, Julia Hull, and Carrie
-Peyton. Of these Thomas H.
"was drowned in 1898.
WERE THEY ROBBERS?
""Robbed of millions because
of the iniquities of the tariff!"
That takes in Morril of the war
tariff, McKinley and Dingley.
When Cummins can convince th
pop!o of this country that Mor
rill, McKinley and Dingley and
all those who aided in framing
our protective tariffs are "rob
ber V then will the skies fall
and we shall catch larks.
Cummins is not in the center
of the Republican platform, or
even on its edges, or peeking
-around the corners, but has gone
clean over into the democratic
camp so far as the tariff and reci
procity in competitive products
are concerned, The farmers of
"Iowa are sizing him up and they
will have something to say on
-these matters in due season. In
the meantime, republicans, let
:your minds dwell on the thought,
-were Morrii, McKinley and
"Dingley "robbers" of the Amer
ican people? Ii not, what shall
be said of the man who deliber
ately and willfully perpetrated
this infamous, lying slander on
their memory? We might just
as well get down to a rock-bot
tom basis in this business first as
last--- If we believe Cummins
tells the truth, let us follow him.
If we believe McKinley ; and his
followers were true patriots,
true republicans and true states
men, let us " follow them. We
cannot follow Cummins and Mc
Kinley both Anamosa, (la.)
"Eureka." . : - v .
It is difficult' to see why con-
sultion of any kind with the'Ger
man Embassador is necessary or
desirable. So far as it is known
our government was not consult
ed in regard to the denunciation
of the existing treaty. -It : is not
necessary to consult Germany in
respect to the legislation which
the German action will entail up
on us. We know what Germany
will propose. It will be to grant
us a certain concession on cer
tain articles of our export, pro
vided that we discriminate in her
favor against other nations.
Well, we won't do it under any
circumstances, and there will,
therefore, be nothing to discuss.
The American plan is impartial
trade with all countries, and we
will not depart from that plan
unless compelled to do so. Of
course, however, we shall not
patiently submit to discrimina
tion against our products, but
our course is perfectly plain. It
is to provide by general law that
the rates of the Dingley act shall
be increased by, say, 50 per cent
on all goods coming from coun
tries in which our products are
discriminated against under any
pretext whatsoever. Of course,
some commodities would be ex
cepted. Germany continues our
cotton on the free list because
she wants our cotton. There are
probably articles coming from
Germany potash, lor example
on which we do not desire to
increase duties. The work of
the excutive departments, be
fore congress meets, is to pre
pare a list of those commodities
on which we do not care to raise
the duties. We do not, however,
see that the German Embassador
can be of any service in prepar
ing such a list, and if he cannot
help in that, he cannot help in
anything, for there is no other
preliminary work to be done.
We do not wish for any commer
cial war with Germany, but if
she insists on having one we
cannot help it. We shall not de
part from the principle of im
partial trade. San Francisco
During the session of the Wil
lamette Valley Development
League last week in Albany a
committee consisting of H. S.
Westbrook, G. A. Westgate and
W. S. McFadden drafted the fol
lowing memorial to congress:
"Whereas, It is the sense of
the Willamette Valley Develop
ment League that among the
most urgent and important needs
of Western Oregon is the open
ing of the Willamette river from
Oregon City to the head cf navi
gation, to the end that . light
draught steamers and all other
means of transportation may
operate on the river the year
arsund ; and
"Wheieas, An embargo has
been placed oa the transportation
of the Willamette river by the
absolute ownership of the Oregon
City locks by private corpora
tion, to the irreparable injurv of
the vested rights of the common
people, notwithstanding the fact
that about $300,000 was taken
from our state treasury in the
construction of said locks origin
ally, and that by this embargo
not less than $100,000 annually
is being extorted by this corpora
tion from the producers of West
ern Oregon in freight and other
charges exacted ; and '
"Whereas, The federal gov
ernment has in commission a
snag boat and river dredge, for
the operation of which continu
ous appropriations are necessary;
therefore be it
"Resolved bv this convention.
That the free transportation ot
the Willamette river as a God
givcu conmoo carrier cf light
belongs to the common "people of
the state; that the ownership of
the locks at Oregon City by 'a
private corporation is an outrage
on the vested rights of the peo-
-a . . ' - 1
pie; tnat- our senators ana repre
sentatives in congress be and are
hereby urged to use every ettort
toward the betterment ' of the
Willamette river iu the interest
of " the people; and that they aim
unceasingly . for the passing of
the Fulton bill or a similar meas
ure carrying out the - sense . of
these resolutions to acquire the
locks at Oregon City by con
demnation or other ; necessary
proceedings, to the end that, the
same be operated free of cost as a
common : carrier for the sole use
and ; benefit of the people of the
state; and that through the of
ficers of this convention this, its
action and its will, be made
known to our delegation in
"Thou Shalt Not Steal.'
One evening last week a high
wayman held up a minister of
the gospel in Portland and robbed
him of a watch and 50 cents in
cash. The minister talked kind
ly to the thug and among other
things repeated the eighth com
mandment. The talk and the
commandment so softened the
stony heart of the robber that he
returned the watch and the cash.
Now let us suppose what might
Suppose the minister to have
been a country printer, for in
stance, what then? Mr. Robber
would have found no fifty cents
and if the print had a watch at
all it would have been either a
dumb one or a Waterbury. On
the other hand had fortune smiled
on the printer and he had a dol
lar or two he was compelled to
"cough up" it would have
made him so angry that he would
have insulted the highway
man and his all would not have
been returned to him. Rev. G
L. Tufts is the gentleman who
had the experience and he tells
the following story in the Tele
"Your money is as good as
anybody's, reported the high
wayman, who appeared to be a
thief as well as a philosopher.
"Yes, and so is your manhood
as good as anybody's is you
choose to live honestly and fairly
as men should," replied the
minister. "I do not begrudge
you the money or the watch, but
I do know that you are injuring
yourself more than yu are hurt
ing mt. You have my word for
it there is enough for you to do
in ihis busy world to make such
unpleasant work as this unneces
sary." "Well, other, work is mighty
hard to get," said Jthe thief,
whose tone intimated that he had
tried to be hones as long -as it
"True, but if you looked for
it as hard as you did for a victim
tonight you would likely find it.
And almost any sort would pay
better than this which doesn't
pay ten cents an hour."
"Well, you aren't a rich haul
I'll admit" said the robber, dis
consolately; "but," and he
brightened up, "better luck next
His smile the preacher said,
was free and frank, but the re
volver never wavered.
"The next time," said Mr.
Tufts, "you may run into the
arms of a policemen."
."Oh I ,aint afraid."
Punishment follows crime just
as surely as day the night," con
tinued the preacher, 'and a
healthy man like ysu surely
would not want to go" to prison
lor 50 cents and a rather poor
"I guess you're right," said
the high was man; "no use of
doing time for something that
can't keep time, eh? Well, here
"take' m back," and he hand
ed the minister his watch and
money, and left him without
"I think I preached- one of the
best sermons of mv life," said
the reverend gentleman at his
home, 865 First, street. "It was
timely and effective and results
were immediate. I have carried
the. watch more than 20 years.
Sale of Circus Property.
What proved to be the most
sensational sale of circus property
ever rmde occurred Jan 17, at
Birmingham, Ala., when the 30
car circus belonging - to Sells &
Downs was put up at auction to
the highest bidden Nearly every
prominent circus owner in the
country was present and the bid
ding for the, reallv excellent show
property; was sensational in the
extreme. - Prices soared high and
there was considerable: feeling
between the rival circus proprie-
rtors. : V'.::. ' -"'y :
: H. S. Rowe, general manager
of the Norris & Rowe circus, had
slipped. quietly into Birmingham
with a certified check for a. hun
dred :thousand dollars "and was
prepared to spend any part ot it
in the purchase of the wild ani
mals, beautiful thoroughbreds;
the magnificient heavy draft
horses; big wagons; dens . and
cages and the fine wardrobe and
equipment of the Sells & -Downs
show, so it was with great chagrin
that the other great circus owners
witnessed themselves being out
bid ou nearly everything put up
under the hammer and witnessed
Mr. Rowe acquiring the finest bit
of circus property ever offered
since the Forepaugh-Show was
bought by Mr. Bailey.
H. S. Rowe will return home
this week when a detailed account
ot his purchases will be given.
All this wealth ot new material
will be added to the greater
Norris & Rowe's present equip
ment and lovers of the circus will
see the very largest show visiting
this section next season when
Norris & Rowe play their annual
engagement in this city.
How hard a mother has to coax before
she can get her child to take its lirst step.
it is just aDout as nara 10 in
duce a cpn
farmed j" ln-
ally ' one
ness of the
take the first step to
health. There is a lack
of confidence, and perhaps a crushing
experience of a former failure which
depresses and discourages the sufferer.
In spite of doubts and fears you will
take the first step to health when you
take the first dose of Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery. It never fails to
help. In ninety-eight cases out of one
hundred it never fails to cure. Never
mind about the symptoms. Obstinate
cough, bleeding of the lungs, spitting of
blood, emaciation, night-sweats, condi
tions which if neglected or unskillfully
treated terminate in consumption, have
all been perfectly and permanently cured
by "Golden Medical Discovery."
"T am thankful to say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Modical Discovery cured mo of con
sumption." writes Mrs. Mattie L. Denton, of
Morgan ton. N. C. "My health had been bad
and for several months before I began the
use of your medicine I had symptoms of con
sumption. Had nig-ht-sweats, a bad cough,
loss of appetite and a great loss of flesh.
There were other symptoms of disease that
disappeared by the use of the medicine. By
the time 1 used one bottle of ' Golden Med
ical Discovery I began to recrain my anne-
1 tite and after using two and a half bottles
my cough was cured, 1 could eat heartily
and all symptoms of consumption had dis
appeared. Took seven bottles of "Golden
Medical Discovery' and one of the 'Favor
ite Prescription. Am very thankful X re
ceived so much benefit. 1 believe I would
have been dead if I had waited and not taken
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery."
Sick persons are invited to consult Dr.
R. V. Pierce, by letter, absolutely without
fee or charge. Every letter is regarded
as sacredly confidential. Each answer is
mailed in a plain envelope. Address Dr.
Ii. V. Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and Surgi
cal Institute, Buffalo, N. Y.
Four Hitadred Babies.
St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, Chicago,
shelters homeless waifs awaiting adop
tion, and there are nearly 4C0 babies
there. Sister Julia writfc?: "I cannot
say too much in praise of Foley's Honey
and Tar for coughs, colds, croup and
whooping cough." Contains no opiates
and is safe and sure. Ask for Foley's
Honey and Tar aud insist on having it,
as it is a safe remedy and certain in re
sults. Refuse substitutes. Sold by Gra
ham & Wortham .
and Railroad Accounting.
The activity in railroad construction
throughout the Northwest has created a
large demand for competent telegraph
operators. We teach telegraphy, thor
oughly quickly, and secure positions for
our graduates. Salary $75 to $90 per mo.
Tuition fee low. For terms and particu
lar?, wite, Pacific Telegraph Institute,
Portland, Oregon. 10 17
Another Good Mail Goae '.Vroaa.
He ueglected to take Faley's Kidney
Cure at the first signs of kidney trouble,
hoping it would wear away, and hf was
soon a victim of Bright's disease. There
ia danger in delay, but if Foley's Kidney
Cure is taken at once the symptoms will
disappear, the kidneys are strengthened
aad yon are soon sound and well. A. Ii.
Bass, of Morgantown, Ind., had to get
up ten or twelve times in the night, and
had a severe backache and pains in the
kidney and was cured by Foley's Kid
ney Cure. Sold by Graham & Wortham.
3-year-old red bull cam a to my premises
in November. Owner please call and pay
pasturage and price of this notice. Twelve
miles southwest of Corvallis.
916 William Park
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LOOKING TO EASTER.
Experience ia Growins ttvo Popoiar
Plar-.i For the Spring Holiday,
A vrnter m Garaenmg has related
fcis experience in starting and growing
Deutzia gracilis and hydrangea for
Castcrr as follows: y - j
: Deutzia gracilis should now be in
pots .Plunge outside in some loose
leaveu, to prevent pots from bursting
by freezing. About Jan. 15 remove
them into a greenhouse with a tempera
ture of about 50 degrees for a few
weeks. Then if they are a little back
ward for Easter raise the temperature
to 55 Oi CO degrees, but do not allow
the temperature to ."ca any hizher if
possi'ole. for there is no plant that can '.
ba .spoiled hs a shorter time by tool
racch heat when just . coming ' fcto
l)3ooi::. . -
Forcing the Hydrangea.
All the lloi-tensis hydrangeas want
abir.t the sair.o treatment. They should
La fn a greenhouse as cold as possible,
so they do not freeze, until the 1st of
January. Then place them in a tem
perature of 50 or t5 degrees for three
or four weeks. Then raise gradually
to 70 degrees or possibly a little higher
if they are behind. That is a question
each grower must judge for himself.
Plants to be in bloom by Easter
should have their cluster of buds about
the "size of a twenty-five cent piece five
or sis weeks before Easter. Give plen
ty of water when you begin to give
more heat and look out for red spider,
a pest that thrives in a temperature
that will flower hydrangeas by Easter.
A HOODOO TO HAVE.
Sfnskmelon of Exquisite Quality Gooct
For Field or Forcing;.
-: Hoodoo is not the name we should
have chosen for the melon shown here
when its exquisite quality is consider
ed, yet the originator, a Michigan man,
has so christened it. The .cut is of a
fruit picked 0 late in the season that
the flesh is not of average thickness,
yet its crystalline texture, always an
index of high quality, is plainly shown.
The melons are round, heavily netted
and just the right size to pack well In
baskets or crates. The vines are vig-
' HOODOO MUSKMELON.
orous, healthy and exceedingly produc
tive, the melons from' beginning to end
of season being as like as peas from the
."We have grown Hoodoo four sea
sons, both in the field and under glass,"
continues V. V. F. in notes from the
Rural Grounds. "Far from being bad
luck, it has given us our best melons
every year, holding off blight from a
week to ten days longer than Petosky.
Emerald Gem or Rocky Ford strain of
Netted Gem. Mr. Rose tells us he has
been many years selecting Hoodoo in
the endeavor to bring it to ideal ship
ping form and size, and at the same
time to retain the delicious quality,
vigor and productiveness of Petosky
and its ancestor, Miller's Cream."
Protecting the Hyhrid Perpetaals.
Hybrid perpetual roses should have a
good mulch of manure placed over the
roots. 'Whether or not to cover the tops
is a mooted question. The labor of cov
ering forty or fifty plants is consider
able, and the benefits, except in, very
severe seasons, are not always appar
ent. Of the five varieties of ramblers
on our porches only one, the yellow,
winter kills to any extent. Every
spring the strong shoots are dead half
way to the ground, and we only get a
little bloom about the base. A friend
who has a fine plant saves it by laying
it flat on the ground, but this Is no
easy task when the shoots are fifteen
feet in length. Country Gentleman.
Kotfcingr Better For Late Use.
The Catawba is one of the oldest and
best known of native varieties of the
grape. It is a very late grape and of
recent years has succeeded well in only
a few favored localities. Where it still
succeeds nothing better can be planted
for late use.
Giendale, a new carnation originating
In "Chicago, will challenge Fiancee for
honors this season. The blossom Is of
unusual size, the color white with scar
let edging. ,
Instead of forcing Hoya carnosa, a
wax plant, as so many do, give it a rest
The best time to transplant dielytra,
or bleeding heart, is said to be In the
autnmn after a hard frost, but, before
the ground is frozen hard. '
At a recent ship launching in Maine,
flowers Instead of wine were used by
Miss Cobb, daughter of Governor Cobb,
In christening the ship.
Decorative plants, particularly as
paragus sprengeri, require larger pots
than blooming plants.
Sunken gardens are an interesting
feature of modern home grounds.
- Id all its varieties, pneumonia is
' due to' infection, declares Pear
son's Magazine. . .V .
Twenty years ago even that,
much wai enkaown, -Now it is an
. undisputed fact that a majority
of . cases of this most deadly, of
acute diseases are caused bv a"
germ known as the pneumococeus
ag Jt .Q pairg the
j- . . ' , -.
PPlococcus pneumoniae. That
there are other bacilli which cause
pneumonia is also admitted. How
many different varieties are in this
ma-:dagg is a question, but several of
them have been discovered beyond
cavil. ' ;. . " . ' - . 1
. "Pneumonia,' says a distin
guished authority, "is eauBed by
weakening of the lungs due to con
gestion, allowing the inroad of
Kerms which were in the body be-
Investications riniro nnnnranHv
! 1 X V
established the fact that all the-micro-organisms
which - cause
pneumonia enter through the
respiratory organs. The bacilli
are found in large quantities in
the mouths and noses and breath
ing passages of persons in a nor
mal condition of health. In fact,
according to a Chicago physician
who made many tests, pneumonia
producing germs exist in the bod
ies of 45 out of every 100 persons,
under average normal conditions.
When pneumonia develops in
one lung or both, as a result of a
cold or because of some other de-.
pressing fact, it means that the
patient is in-such a reduced state
that the micro-organisms can take
hold and multiply. It is evident,
therefore, that maintaining the
general health is the first lesson
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