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VOL. 40. NO. 2.
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1000.
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Boers Hasten to Oppose Roberts'
Advance in force. 1
A STRONG ARMY AT BLOEMFONTEIN
Crttije C.allant Kaiatenee Gives tbe Fcd
t ral Time t Prepare for Struggle
' Flghtlvg at Ladysmith.
LONDON, Feb. (27 (Tuesday, 4:20
a. m.).- The.. Jioers; are assembling an
army near Bhjemfontein, with which to
dispute the invasion of Lord Roberts.
This intelligence comes from Pretoria
by way of Lourctieo Marques. The
commands arc described as "hastening
t'roni all ipurttTS of the two republics."
No estimate is rinide of; their mim
bcrs, but the withdrawal vi Boers from
most of tiee places where ..they have
been in contact with the British, except
the district near Ladysmith, may raise
the resisting force to 30,000 men. This
figure; assume that; the Boers have bc
iwicii (.0,000 and 70,000 men in the! field.
The gathering of this army across the
path of Lord Roberts gives significance
to General Cronje's steadfast defense.
He has engaged a corps of Lord Rob
erts tor ten days now, and whether he
is relieved or not, I' he has given time
for the .dispersed Boer factions to get
together' and to prepare positions to
receive the advance; 01 the British when
Cronje is overcome aid Lord Roberts
It is difticfilt to conceive that the
Icrs are strong enough to take the
offensive and' to rescue General Cronje
from his prerario'is Situation.
The war office has nothing after mid
night to indicate his collapse, and he
may hold o::t' for a few days.
General. Duller on Saturday faced the
last and strongest position of the Boers
who, bar his way to Ladysmith. The
strenuous fighting indicates a battle
between armies, rather than a rear
guard's action in protecting a retreat.
I'M Thursday and Friday he lost forty
three officers, killed and wounded, re
presenting probably a total loss of
4rom 400 to 500. "General White's guns
worked Saturday upon the Boer posi
tions, and a hrliogram from Ladysmith
reported, that, the Boers were retreating
an.1 th.t larger rations were being is
sued iu view j of the fact that relief was
at hand. ;
Noshing has be ?n heard ffrom Mafc
king since February 12th. Theyiiiove
ment on the; veldt, away from the rail
way, is becoming increasingly difficult
for large bVlics ot troops, as the grass
js burned iijjl. General French has to
' agon forage for his hordes and even
the infantry; finds the long marches
harder than .lefore. as the forage for
the IramjmrKanimals must be carried.
Tliis rcp.iire.i " t he j formation of garri
soned depots. The ordinary' campaign
ing season -is over, and the: sickly -Rea
son for both men and -horses lias
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, STUBBORN j RESISTANCE.
.-London, . Fib. 27. Winston Church
Ill, in a disimuh to the 'Morning Post,
from Frere Camp, dated 'Sunday, -says:
"The idea! that the Boers are raising
ClEAnses the System
overcomes Isrti '.rfi:,
Acts gently on the
the siege of Ladysmith is premature.
The advance is being pushed in the
(ace of the most stubborn opposition
and oL heavy loss. ' President Kruger's
grandson is among the Boers killed."
Churchill theai proceeds to describe
the heavy fighting last Friday, in which
the EnniskiHens approached within 500
yards of the sumrait of the rocky Boer
position and then gallantly charged in
the face of a hail of bullets, f He says:
T'After repeated attempts, I however,
and having lost heavily,- they recog
nized that they' were unable to prevail.
'Nevertheless, they refused tb retreat,
but lay down on the slope, oehind a
shclfer of walls The Connaughts and
Dublin fusilcers were sent to their sup
port, but the light taded and the night
closed in before the main attack had
developed." ' , .
London, Eeb. 27. A dispatch from
Paardeberg, dated Friday, to the Times
says that several thousand Boers are
hovering in th?t neighborhood.
GALLANT FTJSI LEERS.
Ixjndon,1' peb. 27. The Times has
the following from Pietarmaritzburg,
dated Friday. February "2jd:
"The Dublin fusileers have again dis
tinguished themselves -by volunteering
to take ilroeblcr's Kloof, which they
did. This gallant battalion, which be
gan the campaign 850 strong, can today
be said to muster on .parade only be
tween roo and joo of its'l original mem
bership. ; ; . ,
Kimberley, Feb. 24 Cecil Rhodes.
presiding at a meeting of the De Beers
Company, delivered a tspeech which
was received with enthusiasm. He an
nounced that the year's profits of the
De Befcrs Company amounted to .2,
000,000. I lAHY CASUALTIES.
London, feb. '26.- The war office to
day issued an additional list of casual
ties, sustained by the P'ifth brigade un
der General Bullr, on February 23d
?.nd- Z4h, which includes seven officers
killed and wounded,- and one missing.
General Buller's death list contains the
names, of th.ee lieutenant-coloncls-r
Thackery, of; the First Royal Ennis
lviilcn fusileers; Stillwcll, of the Second
Royal Dublin tfusiicers. and " Thorold,
lit the Royal Welsh fusileers. . U
An additional list of the British cas
ualitici at Paardeberg, February 13th,
is announced, and gives a lieutenant
and eight men killed, ; one lieutenant
and seven men missing, and thirty
three men wounded.
HUMANE TREATMENT. "T
London. Feb. 27. The Daily Mail
has the following dispatch from Paar
deberg,. dated Sunday: ""There arc
about 4000 beleaguered in General
Cfonje's camp, exclusive of the losses
he lias hitherto sustained. His wife is
nt wilh him. although there are wo-
irten and children 111 the camps. , The
Boer position is now almost .exclusive
ly confined to the , rivef bed.! The en
emies arc entirely at our mercy, but
Lord Roberts is treating them with the
greatest consideration, from motives of
Independence,- Feb. 26. The postf
ofliec was broken into yesterday hiorn-
ing alter 3 o clock, and over . $fjoo wa?
secured ', the amount of cash was $212.9.5
and stamps. $400. An entrance was
made-bv. taking out a window-Dane in
a rear room, and then a panel of the
door, thus 'giving' admission ' to tne of
fice. The ools were stolen from, a
blacksmith shop in town. A hole was
drilled in the oiitsidc doof ff the ouice
safe, just above the handle, and the
hole in the inner door wa made ust
above the combination lock, and pow
der was used to blow the safe open.
A THEATRE BURNED.
Loftdon. Feb. 26. The Grand thea
tre. Islington, iwhere Henry Irving' and
other actors bavc been in the habit of
givjing .provincial tours, was, gutted by
fire this morning! ". Arson is su.-pected.
The theatrical ' properties and ward
robes' were lost, r , j -;.'
Green Bay. Wis., Feb. 26. A State
congress of religions is being held here
today, and will continue until Alarch 1st.
Most; of the rrligionstof the sftate are
represented.. There is: also a Woman's
auxiliary , meeting.
TOO MUCH BOY AND TOO FEW
( " : POTATOES.
. One of t'nc maddest; wo:nv:i in ihi
city is 'a don-townj barding-honsc
mistress who has wasted screril ,days
in an effort Jo find a -certain huckster
Ao worked a shrewd swindle on her.
She bargained with lurr for fourteen
bushclsrot potatoes,; with the under
standing tliat he was to -put them in
the cellar for her. . The rarrful house--we
counted Ihe two-bashcl : bag
se-n of them ami paid the man ir
that number. ? A short trnic aftc he
huckster k-ft a s neighbor notifieaher
that during-the potato transaction she
had seen a small boy crawling "out of
the "froftt cellar window. ' Jin invsstiga
t'inV! irow ths. : there wne ..!; .ten
(..'..Li,. ; i,.nnnri ind that on two
occ?s;ons the hy hd been Jrarncd
down cellar in the bag bv.the htfrkstcr,
and had thcnVlimbcd out of the wm
Jow and back to- ;r.r -ayn again f
repeat Use .vr.JH.--j;o:on jaurnau
Conimcrce has ei the mark of selfish-
The Most Gallant
, LONDON, f eb. 27, (Tuesday9:57 A. IW.)---!t Is of fi- $
cially announced thai Cronje surrendered "with 1 his whole, k
j force, unconditionally, at dawn this morning. J J
ABOUT THE TREATY
President and Cabinet on , the
THE BEST ARRANGEMENT1 POSSIBLE
lis Rejec tion Will IntciTvre With LkIhU'
tloo Farorable the Ilulldlnic'
of the Canal."
W vmnVOTON. Feb. 26. It mav
be stated as a result of careful inquiry, ;
ttmf tti. tirpcijlfrit f and- cahinet are t
unanimous in their , support of the j
llay-Paunccfotc treaty; that they all j
consider its provisions the best now !
obtaiirable. and that there is no inten-f
tion of withdrawing iU If the treaty
now before tlie senate is rejected, in
the opinion of tlie adniinistration, no
legislation can be had for the building of
isthmian canal except through repudi
ation of the CTayton-Bulwer, compact-
Chicago, Feb. 27. The will of the
late Philip D. Armour Jr. was filed
for probate here today. The instru
ment disposek oif property valued at
000,000, OneMhird of the estate is left
to the widaw and two-thirds is given
in trust for two surviving sons.
Washington, Feb. 26. The U.; S.
supreme :ourt today oeciaeo. me na
val prize money cases, involving the
seizure e the iir.tisn steamer .iMuna
and the Spanish steamer 1'anama, on
r.!,n ilnrin? the Soanish war, holding
that both were lawful prizes.
A FOET DEAD.
V Vnrk. Feb. 26. Richard H over,
the poet, professor of English litcta-
ture in liarnara onege, is uia-i
this city of apoplexy, aged 35 years.
, A BRITISH-WARSHIP.
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warship learns steamed into the harbor
jesterday. saluting me ions as f.i.c
passed up the bay. and .dropped anchor.
The; Icarus is on the way to Esqui
malf. wh?re she is to be given an over-hntiiin-j-
Iwforr- she ioins the North Pa
cific scnadron. - .
: Thprtjja cmly one care for Contagious
Blood Poi8on--the disease which baa
completely baffled the doctors. They
are totally unable to cure itLud. direct
their efforts toward bottling the poison
up in the blood and concealing it from
Tiew. S. S. S. cures tho disease posi
tively and permanently by forcing out
every trace of the taint.' .
- MS, . 1 1,1. A LmJMa VI A K UI '
Vbicli was in apota a flmt, lit aftrwrii
"Thekentan broke ontinto
BorrK, and it ta rnj to
imagine the aafferinfT I
endaid. Bfor I be
came eonrlneed that the
doc tors eoa Id do no pood.
I had speut a handrvnl
dollars, which vu rcaJlj
thrown away. I then
tried Ttrloal paJ
meiUi-inm. tvat tner aio
i n' ' im.M -
7 When I had finished taj
s V f - - boM t - B. -
was rreatiy iniproTen
the rwrnlU The Urxm red eptptchea on mj
ehet be(?an to rrow palr fn
befora lon disappear enUrely. 1 nRlneo
mr lost weifttat. Vcm9 ctrontrer. and mr P"
netite rreay improTed. I aoon entirely
well.and my skin a elar as a pie of Klart.
H. V. Ktkh, 100 Malberry SV, Newark. H.3.
' Don't destroy all possible chance of
ture by taking. the doctor's treatment
of mercury and potash. These minerals
cause" the hair to . fail out, and will
wreck the entire system- ' .' -
is'rtTBXLT Ttostabijb. and I the, only
Wood remedy guaranteed toconiaia no
potash, mercury, or other mineral
Books on the disease and its tre
mcnt mailed tree by Swift Specific Com
pany, AUaaU, Georgia-
i'J Vs ai V-r't. fi-i.' 'iO'-U.- t.-J." i ' .-"'''" '
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feifl w&iMm Kara
Defense in History
to a Close; j
HAD LIVELY TIME
Senators Tillman ant1 Spooner
Locked Horns Yesterday.
THE HAWAIIAN BILL DISCUSSED
Property Qualification of Voters for Mrui-Ix-ni
of LrUIatjiro Struck Oat
IJttlo Proy TVn Made.
WASHINGTON,! Fe1. ao.-The
consideration of the .Hawaiian govern
ment bill brought out a lively, discus
sion in the senate today. be( ween Till
man, democrat of South Carolina, and
Sfooner, republic? n of Wisconsin,, in
which- theNiormcr admitted that the
ballot boxe.f had been stuffed and negros
had been Shot doAti in the South to
maintain white domination. An amend
ment was made to the bill, striking out
the property quiiiyficationi of voters for
members of theegfflattire, but little
other, progress was made.
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. DAEV TESTIFIES.
Washington, Feb. 26. In the Clark
contest ; today, Marcus. Daly testified
that so far lie had contributed between
$.30,000 ;and $s,otx for prosecuting the
contest.! 4 Daly gave figures as o the
number of men employed by him in
various parts of the statc making a
total of almost 6000. '
SCHOOL i REFORM.
Chicago, Feb. J6. Chairman John
McLaren, of the Citizens' Educational
Commisison of 106, called . a mass
meeting to be hil at Central Musk
Hall this evening. Needed reforms for
Chicago's public school system were
considered. The cpmmisison is com
posed f taxpayers parents and teach
ers, and was organized by the civic
fededation to study the public school
system ; with a view of recommending
to the proper authorities the legislative
and administrative preforms deemed de
sirable.! . ..-.-!
Sing Sing, Fcbt 26. Antonio Fer
raro. the Italian f murderer, awaiting
death here, will go" to the electric chair
tfos week, the supreme cxnirt having
refused; a new trial. Although the, de
cision was made i in January, Ferraro
was not mpde aware of his fate until
ten days ago. This was done to pre
i HEAVY FIRE LOSS.
Montreal, Feb. 26. The Theatre
Francais and nearly the entire block on
St. Catherine .street, between Sri Dom
iniqur and Cadioiix streets, was burned
Uvis mrning. Fivebusiness properties
were destroyed besides the theatre.
The loifs is about $100,000 '
Washington, Feb. f The suprerm;
court . of the United States today
denitfd the application of Captain Ober
lin Carter to bring his case into that
court. ,! There was no written opinion.
i A Thousand Tongues
' C6utd not express "the , 'raplure of
An.iie: E. Springer. ; of IIJJ Howard
St.,. Philadelphia, i Pa., when ihe found
that Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption had; completely cured her
trf a hacking cough that Jor may years
had made life a burden. All" mother rem
edies end doctor cuid five, her no
help, but she sayi of this Royal Cure
"it-soon removed the. pain- in my chest
and l;can now iletp sotm-lly, some
thing j I can scarcely rcreenilcr doing
icfore. I-feel likfr; sounding its praises
throughout the Universe'." So will ev
ery onejwho trie Dr. King's New Dis
covery for ' any trouble of ,lhe Throat,
Chest, or Lungs. Price 50c. and $1.00.
Trial bottles 'reo at Dr. Stone's dreg
stores; every : botitle guaranteed.
SOLDI E RS' CLOTI II NG.
Sari Francisco, Feb. 26. Upon the
request of Major Oscar 'F. Long. Quar
termasfer. United States Volunteers,
Depot Qwartetmiaster in this city.,; a
board o survey inct in. his office today.
to examine irttoL-report upon "and fix
the respdnsibilrtir for an alleged de
ficicncy of clothing and equipage
shipped by Major Long to the tjuar
terrnaster at -Manila P. L, and for de
ficiency to quartermaster's stores re
ceived at the depot "in this. city Irom
various posts. '
V AGAINST DEWEY.
Washington. ' Feb. ,26.-Thc United
States yurt of claims today rendered
a decision on the claim of Admiral
Dewey for pri.c money, on account of
the destruction of the Spanish fleet in
Manila, harbor. The court decided
against the admiral' .contention thai
the enemy's" force., was superior to his
and awarded him 9750. jv.L-
M I N TJXO R k E RS YIELD.
Des Moines, Feb. 26. Tfie Iowa
Mineworkers and the (Minnesota Mine-i
operators Association met in joint
conference today to consider the sched
ule lor the yvar irom April 1, iqoo. Tne
prospect of trouble is greatly diminish
ed by; this action; j ' V
IN N.EW ORLEANS
New Orleans, llt.. Feb. 26. Tliou-
sands are pouring into the city. : Seven
hundred newspaper people- are here.
and the Oregon idelcgatiun's hYadquar
ters are crowded. The convention
opehsi Thursday, j . J !"
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j RobbejJ ihe Grave. 'X J (
A startling ineident. of which ' Mr.
John ! Olirer of lliiladelphia. was the
sirbjcft, is narrated by hint as follows:
I was 111' a most drcadiul condition.
'My skin was almost yelftw, eyes sun
ken. tongue coated, pain Icoirii.iually in
back 'and sides, in? appetite- gradually
growing weaker day by; day. ' ihiec
physijeians had given m up. Fortu
nately, a Inend advised trying 'Electric
Bitters;' ami to my great joy and sur:
prise the first bottle, made a decided
improvement. I C'intiniicd their use for
riiree; weeks, and am now a well man.
I know they savrd my life, anl robbed
the grave of another victim." No one
vsh(Hi!d fail to try them. Only 50 ets.,
guaranteed, at Ir. Stone s drug -: tores.
A GIFTED GIRL.
Cahtious 'FaHicrSon, ' has " thi
joung woman jioii want to marry any
uouiicsiic aeconipusnmenrsr - .
Infirtuated YoutliDomeftic. accom
plishments? Why, pop, she can make
Welsh rabbit toi beat the band! Indi
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An Editor s RiiTe Saved by Chamber-
' hun's Cough Remedy.
' During the early part of October,
l8gf1y I contracted a bad cold which
settled on my lungs and was neglected
until I fcred Ithat consumption ' had
appeared in ani incipient state. 1 I was
constantly coughing and trying to ex
pel something t which I could not. I
became alarmed and -4 after giving the
local doctor a trial bought a bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and the
result was immediate improvement, and
after. I had used three bottles my lungs
were restored to their healthy state.
B. S. Edwards, Publisher of The Re
view,' Wyanc, Jll. For' sale by F.' G.
WHEN TlfE DAY TS DONE.
Whoever kcejis an ojven ear '
For tattlers will be slire to hear
i The trumjt of cJntention.
i . . ' Cowpet.
There shall nc?cr lie one? lost good!
'What was fhall live as beiore:
The evil is null, ir nbug'ht, is siknee
! Hiiplying somid : '
What "WTas goq hall be gool, with,
i; for. evil, jso inucl good more;
On the earth the broken arcs; in the
heaven a-, perfect rind.
. j , 4-Robert Browning.
Senators Taliaferro of FWi'da, Har
ris of Kansas andf liindsay of Kentucky
arc all Virginiknsi by birth. The first
named is a descendant of Ro)rt Talia
ferro, who carhe Ifrom England in 1656
and settled in i what is now (J range
county. VirgmSa.1 :- '..-;; -r" f
In speaking about Scott's
Emulsion j for children, you
should not forget that it con
tains limp and soda, just
what the child must have to
form strong bones and good
teeth. 1 It's this forming time
you want to look after.
Growing bodies must have an
easily digested faL Just think how
much of it there is in milk, as cream.
is even more easily digested than
cream.' ttfs surprising how chil
dren thrive when given it :
- Don't keep the children living on
the edge of sickness all the time.
Make than strong and rugged;
plump and! hearty. Scoffs Emul
sion of Cod-liver Oil and the Hypo-,
phosphites of Lime and Soda will do
this for them.
1 At U irar 5
sad ft 00.
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Republicans o Congress After a
DECIDED ON tl'ERTO RICAN BILL
The Hmira la Intemtfd Only tor Tuinpn
rary l e Tl.a Island la Jiaaluua
x 1 ."for Frea Trade, J
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. The
ircneral debste wm the Puerto Rican
tariff bill was today-extended until to
morrow night. Interest centered in
the conferences, which were? going on
among the republican leaders in their
efforts to compromise their dilerences
on the bill. ; , J .
At a coherence of the, house repuU
licans. tonight, assurances were given
that -the president believed the measure
constitutional land would approve it if it
came to himj and art agreement was
reached to limif the operation of the
hill to i w vears and to reduce the duly
imposed by it from -5 to 15 per cent of
the American tariff. As a result, the
repiddican leaders claim that the bill
will have the support of all republicans
except four McCall of Massachusetts,
Littlefield o Maine, Lorimcr 01 iin
nois, and Cnimpackcr'of Indiana, and
thai this loss will be offset by the af
firmative votes of the opposition. They
claim the passage of the modified bill
is. certain. i - S
After the conferlincc adjourned at It.
o'clock. Chairmafr Cannon gave out the
follow ing statement of the amendments
agreed upon byt the" confc nice:
"The confererlec requested the ways
and means conniiittce to olTer an amend
ment to the bill as follows: fAmend the
title to make it 'an act, tcniporarily to,
provide' revenue for the island of Puerto
Rico and for cither purposes, and to
add the following sections: jj
" 'This act shall be taken nnd held to
be provisional in its purposes, intended
to meet the pressing, present need for
revenue for the j island of Pierto Rico,
and is not to continue in? force after
March vi,. igoz'f "
"These amendments wcrc adojtcd
with a practical "-unanimity. 'Another,
to reduce the duty impose by the act
from 5 to 15 p:r cent, wasl adopted ly
a votei of 105 to H. A further amend
ment is to be offered by the ways and
means committee to 4irakc jit clear that
no double1 duty is imposed; Hhat the
payment of. one internal revenue is the
total tax on importations;' One hun
dred and twenty-live; republican mem
bers attended the conference.
WANT FREE TRADE.
Washington, Feb. 26. Secretary vf
War. Root today ent to lie senate a
ktter from General Davis,' with a peti
tion' from -Puerto -'Rican citizens, ask
ing, for free trade with j the United
States. In the letter . General Davis
says: ; '.-..; - - - - , :'
"In ny frequent rcport to the de
partment I hare fully- stated- the gravity
of the indtistjrial situatioin. I canot, I
in any words j at my tomniand, over
state the urgeney and grayiy f the in-
Jitstnal conditipti,; now existing 111
i'uerto Rico.' j .
IlEECHAM'S PILLS lor Stomach
and Liver ills. . 0
SHRINKAGE OF Til
E pEAD 5
The level of) the Dead sa is steadily
falling on account of the large , volume
of water trilmtary to it which is now
absorbed by jirripration enterprises. The
ca was formerly much larger than at
present, as is shown by th old beaehe
stretching at various altitude', around
!he whole bavin. Since the nriddle of
Hie century iv level hasbern very slow
ly rising' till quite recently, but now it
s falling again. - j
The phenomenon is not due to nat
nr.il causes, bill to the steadily increas
ing quantity 4 water that is taken from
'he Jordan river for irrigation purposes.
There are other smaller t.frcains flow
ing into the. sea. and theyi too, qre be
ing utilized -by the' increasing iiumler
f farmers,- who arc diverting all the
water, they can get to the) lands and nrc
relieving the monotonous! aspect of the
former arid and lifeless region with
many; verdant fields.
h The latest travelers say that some of
the salt deposits covering the bottom
of the lake may now be seen above the
waUir in the shallower places and near
the shores. ; This is a new aspect in ad
dition to the, deposits of salt crystals
that have a'rways been observed on. the
snores.-IJut even though this desicca
tion go steadily on, it will take a long
time to dry up the waters, for it re
quires a sounding line over l,.?oo feet
long to touch the bottom in the .deep
northern part of the basin. J
HE WAS REM EM P, fcR ED. "Yes
terday at the University, Contractor W.
D, Pugh of tJie new Science Hall was
presented with a line diamond ring as
a slight token of esteem from the work
men who have been employed on the
building," says the Eugene Register
of Saturday. "A. C Woodcock in a few
well chosen words tendered "Mr." Puh
the lovely ornament who responded
expressing hi appreciation A the gilt
and of the pleasant personal relation
that have obtained during the construc
tion of the edifice." s