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VOL. 48 NO. 49.
Salem, Oregon, Friday, February 2, iood.
a -foul- mm
Attempt to Assassinate Senator
Goebei In Kentucky
Th Bullet Flrd from a Window ar th
Building Occupied by (iovern
I or Taylor.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. jaWm.
Gocbel xva thot and very seriously
wounded this morning at 4cn minutes
after II o'clock, while passing through
the statehousc yard on his way to the
capitoi building. Two shots were fired
fr:n a rifle, only one of them taking
effect. It struck Goebei in the right
side, one-third of the distance down
from the armpit to. tlft: hip.
The ball passed entirely through the
body, coming out below the right
.shoulderhladc.: It is not thought by
the physicians in charge that the wound
will prove fatal, unless complications
set in. Harland Whittaker, a farmer
from Butler county, Ky., i, under ar
rest, charged t with having; fired the
'shots, but he denies that he had any
thing to do with it. Five revolvers
were . found upon him when he was
taken into custody.
(.Joe be I, in i company with Colonel
Jack Cjiinn and Warden Lilliard, of
the Frankfort penitentiary, was walk
ing up the sidewalk leading from the
street to the capitoi -building. Goebei
being on the right of the three. 1 . When .
the three men were two-thirds of . the
distance irom me street to file capitoi,
the shot was find" from the third story
window .of., the building occupied as
the offices ,of the governor, secretary
of state and other leading officials of
the state. The - ball struck Goebei in
the side, audi be instantly dropped to
the pavement.' Chinn; and Lilliard in
stantly seized him, Chinn saying as he
did so: - 1 , . 4 .
"I guess they have got you, Goe
bei; . ' , i ; .
"Yes," 'replied the wounded man, "I
guess they have got me for sure."
While Chinn was holding the wound-,
ed man, supporting his head in Ins
arms, four shots were fired at both men.
All of them struck close.; making the
dust Hy from the brick pavement. Both
Chinn and Milliard stuck to their friend
neither of thcln moving: from his side,
until the firi.ig ceased, when Lilliard
ran for lielp. He had not far to go,
for there is always a crowd aro-ond the
gates of the capitoi building.
A crowd "of men were around Goe
bei in less than a minute and he was
carried to the office of Dr. Hume, in
the basement of the capitoi. about jooo
feet from the spot where the shooting
occurred. : Hume made a sitpcrncial
examination, of the wound. . He de
clared the ball had penetrated the right
lung and would in all probability pro v
fatal. Goebei was. then hastily taken
from the office of Hume to his own
room on the second floor of the Capi
tal hotel. (Jiiard-i were stationed at
the foot of-every staircase leading to
'the second .floor and nobody, not even
the guests of the hotel, "were allowed
to pass. .
A more extended examination by
Hume and several other physicians
who had been called, resulted in the
announcement, that the wound would
Ti.-i-fsinril v nrr'i f.itaf and that the
wounded man;-wouid in all probability
'recover. The 1 ball it was Jjiund had
inflicted a wound which was somewhat
of a glancing nature and had ?ot gone
-through the lung in a direct line, a
Hume had thought upon first" examin-'
ation. Had the ball struck the chest
half an inch to the right it would have
caused certain; death.
The house ! was in session when the
New York Racket
Sells cheap for cash. They'll save
you 15 to 25 per cent, on Shoes,
Clothing, Hosiery, Underwear, Shirts,
(Hats, and All Kinds of Furnishing
Goods and Notions.
You'll b treated right if you trade
with them.
Our1 Store Closes at Six 0 clock Every Evening,
Except Saturday.
E. T. BARNES, Prop.
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shooting occurred and the senate was
iiav c met in twenty minutes. The
Capitol buildins- was! ihrrftnr
with members rJ b 1
, v o.iiu
the greatest excitement followed. From
ooui nans men ran wildly down the
steps without hats or coats, and one
member of the h fillip ram nut
ing in h'u hand St bill on which he had
oeen arguing when the shooting oc
curred. . By the time the members of
til. 1. . t. .
, ivMdimc jiau rcacnea ine lower
floor, Goebei wis on his wav to the of
fice of Hume, The members hastily
niMieu uacK 10 ineir room, adjourned
with most unceremonious haste and
poured down into the streets again.
The news that Gocbel had been shot
spread throutrh the i;ir-f u.ith i;tU-
ning-hke i rapidity, and in a few. min
utes crowds were hastening toward the
capitoi from every direction. Within
three minutes afipf th. chtntincr -
line of men was thrown around tils'
ouiiding trom which the .'hots were
fired, with the intention of preventing
the escape of anybody from the struc
ture. John W. Miles, an aged citizen
of Frankfort, was stanrfitior at 'fh f,st
of the stairway, when-a man, evidently
a inouniainecr, came rusning down the
steps. Miles instantly threw his arms
arornd the niari and held him ntlino
loudly for help. , j -
Assistance was close at hand, and no
escape was OOSshSlp foftti nricnnrr
even had he attempted to make an ef
fort, lit submit I r
quietly, claiming again and again that
he had nothing do with the shoot
ing. He was hurried away with all
possible speed, it being feared an at
tempt might be made to lynch him. if
uie crowa wa aoie to secure nim. He
was very quiet, and dd not lose his
composure for an instant, notwith
standing the excitement around him.
That thp atirmnt tn trill rinoKol wa
deliberate admits of no doubt what
ever, and the only woilder ia that it
lauec- . . -
Th htillrf M-liirh ctrni-L- rnS1 was
fired from a window in the center of the
third story ot the office building just
east of the capitoi. That window was
raised about eight inches frm the sill
to permit, an unobstructed passage for
the bullet, when Goebei 'should come
within range. Both Chinn and Lilliard
assert that, while the j first shot came
from the direction, of a window in the
third- story, there were cither shots
fired from different portions of the
same building. The window in the third
story was left open, no effort having
been made to close it by the would-be
assassin, while, not another window in
the -building was opened, .nor were
(here any places where bullets had been
fired, through them, i ;
Whitakcr was surrounded by a group
of men. manv of them with down re-
voTcrs.- Ic made no attempt to es-.
cape, -knowing well mat tne .slightest
attempt to do so would have brought
a dozen bullets into his body. lie
submitted to .1 search, which was
quickly 'made of hiss clothing, the pro
ceeds being three revolvers nd a big
knife. A quick examination of the re
volvers showed that none of the cartridges-had
been used, and there was
no powder smoke on any part of his
weapons, proving conclusively that he
could not have used any of his three
revolvers. In addition to this, all
those who heard the shots join in the
statement that they wec from a rifle
and not from a small weapon. Whit
aker was quickly led away and placed
in jail. . !
. "I was on the first floor of thcbuild
ing." he said: "when I heard Governor
Taylor tell that mail Davis, the capitoi
pof iceman, tc go over at once to see
General Collier. 1 said i would go
.vith him, and that was where I was
going. 1 wanted to know, too. what
the shooting was about. When I
stepped outside that man grabbed me,
and that is all I know, and that's a
fact." - " '
Few people believe that Whitaker Is
guilty,, but the fact that he was hastily
leaving . the building from which the
shooting was done was enough to make
troiMe for him. 'That man Davis,"
to whom Whitaker referred, is Colonel
John Davis, custodian of the capitoi
grounds. His story agrees with that
01 Whitaker.
'I was just outside of Governor
laylors office," said Colonel Davis,
"when I heard the shots and heard
Governor Taylor say: 'My God. what
have they' done? He called to me to
at once go over to the office of Adju
tant General , Collier, ; and Whitakcr
went along. I am positive that I he
couVI not have done the shoo tine.
We were at the doors of the building
in too short a time for that."-
As soon- as it was known that the
bullet which struck down Goebei had
come fpom the building to the east a
group of men gathered in front ot the
door on Hie east side Others ran
around to the door on the west side to
prevent the- escape of anybody; from
there, bevera! men attempted to enter
the doors from the ouside, but were
prevented by groups of mountaineers
who stood-in the doorways. , Some of
these men! held Winchesters in their
handfi, and presented an aspect so gen-
crally uninviting that no attempt was
made, to search the building, and ho
body gained an entrance to it for sev
cral minutes after the shooting had
been done, and the assassin had ample
opportunity to escape.
That the rebooting of Goebei was the
resiili of a - carefully laid plan is with
out question. . . The man who did the
work had evidently taken his stand at
a window, which had previously been
raised in order to allow a free passage
of the bullet, and waited until his vic
tim was in lull sight before firing..;
.Ever since the influx of "the moun
taineers, last week, a large number of
them have lecn sleeping in the upper
part of the state house. It is not
DALLAS, Folk County, Or.. Feb. 2.
W. E. Magers. the murderer of Ray
Sink, was hanged in this city at 10:18
vVdock this tnorning.
; The body was cut down at 10:35
Magers made an emphatic denial' of
being guilty of murdering Sink, and
said that "jrou arc going to kill an in
nocent man." He forgave all his ene
mies and hoped to meet- them in heav
en. I lis voice was very much broken.
Just before being taken from his cell
he smashed all of the furniture thereim.
known, however, that any of these men
did the work or that they had any
knowledge ;of the premeditated crime.
There has not, so far, been discovered
the slighted direct evidence -pointing
to any man, and it is not likely now
that any will ever be found. The man
who fired the shots took the precau
tion to Conceal his location by using
smokeless powder cartridges!.
Both Chinn and Ijlliafd are men of
experience in affairs in which powder
smoke is-, a more or less prominent fea
ture, anfi both declare that while they
could tcilthe general direction lrorn
which tlie bullets came, they could not
eues the spot from which they were
FRANKFORT. Ian. to While Wil-
liarm" Gocbel ;fay at the point of death
in his room, as the result of an assas
sin's bullet. Jttoe contesting boards which
for weeks had been listening to evi
dence in byi contest for the governor s
chair, declared him entitled to the seat.
The boards liaving in charge the Con
test between !- Goebei and Taylor, for
governor, attd (Beckham and iMarshail.
lot lieutenant governor, met at 7 o'clock
tonight. A vote was then taken, and
by a strict party vote of 10 to 1, Wil-
am Gocbel was declared to nave nec;i.
legally elected governor of Kentucky.
Ihc Hcckham-.Marsnall contest was
then voted upon, and a strict party
vote of 9 to 2 settled this matter. -?o
announcement was made of the reasons
leading up . til the report being made
tortight. the board taking everything
at one leap, fcach one of the members
of both committees announced that he
haiH tnidr ihi his mind as to the merits
of the sase, and voted promptly as his
name was called.
In the contest for governor, Repre
sentative Yarherry was the one to vorte
in favor of Taylor, and in the .Beckham-Marshall
contest Kcid and Lilly
wete with Marshall-" -j
It is a certainty that Goebei wilt pe
made governor tomorrow, if hc is ahve.
Edclen, one ot Governor iavtor
counsel, said that it would be idle to
argue the cause. 111 view ot the jaate
of mind generally prevalent. Colonel
W. C. P. Ereckenridge said he had. ad
dressed a communication to the cliair-
mn nt ihf -two hoards, setting form
why the arguments should hot proceed.
He said that the lives of the attorneys
for Governor 'Taylor had been threaten
ed. . .. - ... .
The republicans will protatiy. ; as
soon as me . trecision ij icnmitm
favor of Gocbel. make applicatiort in
the United Stales circuit court at Cin
cinnati, for an injunction, restraining
Goebei and Rcckham from taking their
seats and the Iwttle will then be con
tinued before Judge Taft. of thce court.
The grounds upon which the lmhnc
tion will te aked, are prejudice of tht
legislative body and alleged unfitness
of several members of the contest
boards to sit m judgment upon inc
case.: t'::-;,'i " t'-'-V'Xi ;;
A pcari becomes red by the near-
nc 01 a rose, uui c" -
by . contact with a pearl. Tis not the
lower,-but trie more nouic, mut
ily recognize and take home for profit
the high qualities 01 uuich.
British fleet to Remain near the
i Home Shore
rasliaanrnt W Opened Teftterday, When
j Bitter Attack Was Mart oa
I the Cioverament.
Jan. 'II.- It is now
known that the cabinet devoted much
of its discussions Saturday to the mobi
lization of the fleet , Nothing was set
tled except that, until further security
to the home coasts has been obtained
by the naval preparations, the eigkth
division shall not be sent to South
Africa, ; ' . .
! On 'Monday the admiralty issued or
ders ithat the channel squadron:
instead of leaving Portland this week
for Gibraltar as previously directed,
shall (assemble on February 5th, off
Kddjstione. and proceetl. to Uautry for
a lortnight s exercise oil the Irish
coast, ithus keeping in iKwne waters for
a time. this decision to delay the
Eighth division, at a time when rein
forcements arc so urgently required.
may rhcan only, that more troopships
are not yet available and that the divi
sion will embark wVv.11 shipping is
ready. 1 The mobilization of the reserve
warships, if Mich a course shall be dc
tcrmimed upon, would be of the utmost
importance, there is nothing in the
intelligence possessed by the public to
cause ithc" cabinet s prolonged discus
sion of this matter, and the inference
is that the Meet may be mobilized as a
general warning to other countries to
keep their hand.' off the Transvaal sit
uation, or the ministry may have defi
nite knowledge that the neutral powers
purpose to take some advantage else
where! while Lug! and is busy in bouth
Africai One thing is certain', 10,000
men. all ready to go to bouth Africa,
are detained Mor reasons of which the
publics has no knowledge. There is
talk of forty-seven military battalions
being iembodied. These, arc all of the
militia not previously warned.
huch scraps ot information as can be
gathened regarding the movements of
the artnies in the field seem to indicate
that the relief of Idysmith has been
abandoned for the present, and that a
concentration of the British, for the
invasion of the Free State is in pro
gress.) In addition Jp General Kellys
Kenny's movement. General Brabant,
chief of the Colonials, has arrived at
Sterkstroom. The natives report that
three Boer guns have been - removed
from Spytfontcin to Kinibcrlcy. Tlvc
Boers i are .apparently making special
effort to reduce, that place quickly.
The Kimbcrley garrison was safe last
London. Jan. 30. Parliament opened
today. The Queen's speech was real
in both houses. The entry of the sec
retary: of state for the colonies. Joseph
Chamberlain, was not cheered .from
any part of the house of commons. Sir
Henry Campbell Bannerman. the liber
al leader, proceeded with a bitter con
demnation of the administration, and.
the temper in which it had approached
the whole problem, saying the narrow
ness of the government's provision of
provisions for the. military rcquire
mcntsl necessitated hostilities, and as
Don't tall to see this
line of ties.,.
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We Guarantee
Buy? a very good cot-"
ton hose full seam
less,, fast and stain
less. See Our
serting that its policy made war prob
able. Arthur J. Balfour, the govern
ment leader, defended the govcnior
ments's policy.
Lord Salisbury speaking in the
house of lords, - said:
"We must join together ard exercise
all our powers in extricating ourselves
from a situation full of humiliation, and
not free from dangcr."i
Kimberley, Jan. 20. A wholesale
bombardment, which lasted all day yes
terday, was resumed this morning. The
Boers sent .tNo shells into all parts of
Kimbcrley. There were several casual
ties, including a -woman and child.
Will Be Escorted East by General
Shaftcr -Major Logan's. Body
on ihe 'Same Transport.
her . flags at InK-mast, the United
States transport Thomas entered thi
harbor today,, bearing the Tcmains of
General Henry W, IjwIoii. Maior
ohn A. Logan. Jr., Lieutenant llrn-
nctt and Dr. J. L. Armstrong. In the
cabin of the Thomas were about twen
ty pnsseniffcrs. including Mrsi Lawton
and her children, the vessel -was met
at the Golden Gate by General Shafter
a ixl party. '
Arrangements - have fircii mailo ti
convey the bodies ot ueneral Kawton.
Major Logan and. Dr. Armstrong east
in a special train. icncrai rhaiter lias
been specially detailed by the secretarv
of war to accompany the. remains cast.
Porto Rico and the Philippines May
Have .Discriminating Duties: "
Laid Against Them.
WASHINGTON, Jan. w: The re
publican of the ways and means com
mittee tonight laid' down definite lines
upon which the; republican leaders of
the house, for l'orto Kico, so far as the
tariff duties arc concerned, will stand.
The decision reached is exceedingly
important,, as it i commits the republi
cans of the way s.j and means committee
to the theory that Porto Rico and the
Philippines arc nrt the territory of the
United States within the meaning of
that ction of the constitution which
provides that customs and revenue
Miall be uniform throughout the United
States. I heir action means that the
new possession 1 may be governed as
colonies, and that discriminating du
ties can be laid against them.
Washington. Jan. 30. The river and
harbor committee reached a formal de
termination today, not to present the
river and harbor bill at the present ses
sion of congress
linw This!
We offer One Hundred Uollani reward tot
my cr.as cf Catarrh that cannot be cared by
Elail' fttarrh Ctmr.
r J. CItn.NET & CO., Props . Toledo, O.
Xfo V.v) tiaiTcinirnrf), l.vc known I. J. Che
ney for the Jat t yearn, and be iieva him per
fectly bcnn-ablc in all t.iif inc? tranaartiona
nd fiaancK!! ablo i- carry cut any obliga-
tionn maAt by llirir firm.
WetTb' a. WboU-salc TrnrelHf (. Trtlfdo, O.
WaUiito, Kixai ft Maktim, Wbolosala Urog-
Hall's (t..rrh ftire iataVen Intcnjallr.acllna
flirerttv ttnon ih blonfl and miirous u rf of
the KVtio. Price. TV . fx.r IxfUJe. fcold by U
l)r"--'-t To'ioifilalj) frna.
IlaH'a Family If lis mre the best.
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I ' The greatest snap of all i3 now offered nt our etoro
Hen's Puff Ties
Regular 50c and 75c Values
these to be the Ijatest Styles and
Wc will offer a special sale In
Ladles9 Wrappers In a few
days. Walt and watch for It
The Garrison of Ladysmith Is
Healthy and Confident
rnblle 8plrlt;i Knrland at a f-ow Klb
Iwm- of Ihe War Are the Ileav
lent lit "History.
LAI)YS.MITH Tan. 20 The news
of the prolongation of the siege, result
ing from General Puller's failure, is re
ceived with fortitude. We can hold
on. The garrison-;is healthy and con
fident. Disease is disappearing. We
can hear General Buller's guns Mill
The Boer laagers around us are
ag.iiu full of men -who hac returned
from the upper Ttigela. The Boers have
also taken up a iew position tin the
hilN.near CiU-n-. wlicre they arc in
great force. Reiiiforeements are ap
parently arriving froiu the Transvaal.
London. Feb. 1. (Thurstlay.) The
corresmnivlent of the Times at Lourcn-
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fir .Aianiucs, tiicgrapning yeiurii.iy.
sayi: .- -,
"Information has been received here
from the Transvaal, that the war de
partment, convinced that it would be
useless ti htorm Ladysiuith and that
the bombardment will continue ineffect
ive, has decided upon a change of
tactics. . . -
Iluge quantities 01 timber and sand
bags, and hundreds of Kaffirs have
been sent front Johannesburg and
Pretoria for the puriKisc f .damming
the . Kilp river some miles' below
I.ailysniiih, the iilea being to flood the
town and drive the soldiers and 111-
habitanuts out of the bomb proof.
caves so as to expose them to the shell
fire. . , . 1
London, Feb.- Thursday. 4 a.
m.). Supplemental lists of casualties
filled two columr.s in nonparicl lyjtr,
in the-. morning papers, making 1300
reported thus far from General Bullrr's
operations north of the Tugela! The
Daily Chronicle estimates that the to
tal t xcce'd. .2nrxi. The loss of 40 per
cent at Spionko; Greater than anv
British force ever suffered, except pos
sibly xi Albucra, Spain, in iSti.
1 he admiralty has warned all naval
half-pay officers to hold lliemstjvcs in
rcanimsfs for service. This, with the
fact - thatNible seanuri. not thoroughly-
experienced, have .withdrawn from "the'
channel squadron, is taken to indicate
the early mobilisation of the reserve
fleet, especially "A" .addition..
Lord Salisbury has called another
cabinet council, which will meet Fri-
lay or Saturday, to consider. the f-ilti-
ition." I'uldic spirits are at a ery low
a ,
Blue -Mountain Eagle: ' .
jhe Baker. Cilv -Democrat. ha-" put
m its oiucc. a .Mergentrialer lmotyp-,
and will soon have it in operal ton,
This m.irhine can.' in 24 hour, prrform
the work of twelve -compositors. It is
the first machine of the kind iiisfalkd
in Eastern Oregon. ,
Best Qualities.
Buys an all-wool hoso'
for 'ladies. Guaran
teed fast black.
39c pair