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LORD ROBERTS HURT.
Thrown From a Horse nnd Received
LONDON, Nov. 21. The Evening Stand
ard, in a special edition this evening,
'Just as w are going to press, the
news has reached London that Lord Rob
erts has been thrown from his horse and
received severe injuries."
The officials of tho War Office say they
are not "in a position to report anything
In connection with the rumored accident
to Lord Roberts." This utterance is in
terpreted here as giving indirect support
tc the Evening Standard's statement.
The reported death of General Schalk
burger, acting President of the Trans
raal since Mr. Kruger's departure, s
discredited here. There Is a mere rumor
that he died at Johannesburg, November
9, but the report lacks confirmation. Lord
Roberts' dispatch from Johannesburg
this morning does not mention the death
of General Sehalkburger.
A long dispatch received from Lord
Roberts today refers to a number of mi
nor occurrences. The only incident of
Importance Is the surprise of an outpost
of the "Buffs" southwest of Balmoral,
November 14. Six of the "Buffs" were
killed and five were wounded. An offi
cer and do men were made prisoners. The
post has since been reoccupled.
LONDON Nov. 22. Lord Roberta' ac
cident occurred Sunday last, while he
was riding. His horse fell with him and
he was shaken and bruised, but no limbs
were breken. As he has since sent dis
patches t the War Office, It is believed
I especially as he has not mentioned the
accident. A dispatch to the Standard
Lord Roberts bodyguard removed him
to the Government House, Johannesburg.
He was badly shaken and bruised, but it
is expected he will be able to take the
field again in the course of a few days."
The Dally Telegraph leaitis that Lord
Roberts has telegraphed privately to the
Secretary of State for War, William St
John Broderlck, that he felt no ill effects
Warned Against the Boers.
BERLIN. Nov. 21. The Vossische Zei
tung points out "the dangers of permit
ting: Boers to trek into German South
west Africa, since they are unmanage
able and incapable of accepting orderly
conditions." Giving a word of warning,
it says: "The Boers would seek to hold
the ground, thus forming a state within
a state. The German colonial authorities
should remember that It would be gener
ations before the Boers forget that they
once possessed an Independent political
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His Reasons for Resigning Front
Democratic Club Directory.
NEW YORK, lov. 21. The following
letter was today made public by its au
thor: "New York, Nov. 2L John W. Keller,
President of the Democrats Club Dear
Sir: On my return to the city I find that
during my absence and without authority
from me, my name was inscribed upon a
banner or ribbon attached to a basket of
flowers sent by the board of governors of
the Democratic Club to Richard Croker
on his departure for Europe. In acting as
a member of the board it was not my
Intention to place my name at the dis
posal of any one without my consent,
and I therefore tender my resignation as
a member of the board of governors of
the Democratic Club. Very truly yours,
Ohio's Official Count.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 2L The Secretary
of State today completed the official count
of the ballots for Presidential Electors.
Tho result shows: McKlnley 543,918, Bryan
474.SS2; McKinley's plurality, 69.036. The
total vote was 1.049,121. Four years ago
McKlnley received a plurality of 51.109 out
of a total vote of 1,020,109. The increase
in the total vote this year was 29,012. By
a coincidence, Bryan has exactly the same
vote as ho received in 1896.
The official vote for Secretary of State
is as follows: Laylln, rep, 543,389; Mc
Fadden. dem, 474.0S4; Laylln's plurality,
68,309. Blackburn, rep, for Dairy and Food
Commissioner, received the lowest plural
ity of the candidates on the state ticket,
The Vote In Nebraska.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 2L The official
count for Nebraska, nartiallv finished to.
I day, shows that McKinley's plurality in
the state is 7822. The total vote of the
state Is 251.99S. McKlnley received 121,
S35 and Bryan 114,013. The count on
othf r than Presidential 'candidates is not
complete. For Governor, Deltrich, Rep..
had 113.879; Poynter. Fus., 113,018. Delt
rich Is the lowest man on the Republican
The Vote In Missouri.
JEFFBRSONrCTTY, Mo., Nov. 2L The
official vote for Governor, announced to
night, gives Dockery, dem. a plurality
over Flory, rep, of 32,147. Llpscombe, So
cial Democrat, polled 5576 votes, and Fry,
Socialist Labor, 1213. The Prohibition
vote was 5194.
Charles H. Hoyt's Funeral.
CHARLESTOWN, N. H.. Nov. 2L The
funerU of Charles H. Hoyt, the play
wright, will be held Friday at 1:45 P. M.
from St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
Charlestown. Of his friend already here
are Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKee, of New
York. The companies now playing Hoyt's
productions are on thejjroad, and nearly
all are too far removed Jta reach, here for
,iho funeral, '1
Devastation Wrought by
Tornado in South.
THREE STATES SUFFERED
It Is Estimated That Seventy
five Lives Were Lost
HUNDREDS OP PERSONS INJURED
Portions of Mississippi, Tennessee
and Arkansas Visited by Storm
Much Property Damaged.
MEMPHIS, Nov.r"21. Advices received
tonight from the storm-swept sections of
Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee in
dicate that the loss of life and damage
to property Is far greater than at first
reported. The difficulties in the way of
securing information from the devasta
ted sections are almost Insurmountable.
The places affected are remote and Iso
lated, and at the best they are not well
equipped with means of communication,
and the storm which last evening carried
devastation across the country at the
same time swept away the wires, so that
telephone and telegraph wires alike were
put out of service. Dependence has nec
essarily been placed in railroad men and
travelers coming from affected parts. It
is estimated that the number of dead
will exceed 75.
THE STORM IX TENNESSEE.
More Than Fifty People Were Killed
and One Hundred Injured.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 21. Tennes
see was swept last night by the "most
destructive storm ever known in tho
state. More than 50 people were killed,
and 100 more Injured, while the damage
to houses, timber and other property will
reach large figures.
The storm entered the state from
Northern Mississippi and swept across in
a northeasterly direction. Great damage
is reported from the counties bordering
on Mississippi and further on. Columbia,
felt 'the wind's fury, the storm finally
losing Its f6rce against the Cumberland
mountain- range. Columbia's casualties
number 25 dead and some50 injured, the
list of dead, so far as known, being as
Misses Florence and Evelyn FarreL
Captain and Mrs. A. F. Aydelott
Miss Lizzie Forsythe.
Mrs. Tom Carel.
Miss M. J. Vlles.
Wlnfleld and child.
Glass Brown and wife.
Fryeson, cook at the Cards'.
Five unknown negroes in the emergency
The Injured are: Clayton Tucker, badly
bruised and In a dangerous condition;
Josie Reed, fatally hurt; Belle Cooper,
Maggie Reed, Lulu Bostlck, Mrs. Sarah
.Russell, Susie Lovell, all white, bruised
and scalp wounds; Will Hickman, col
ored broken thigh; Bob Sewell, colored,
seriously hurt in back; Jim Johnson, Dan
Sewell, Will Brown, John Fryer, Lucius
Walk, Phlllppson, Bill Hickman, all col
ored, injured badly, bruised and scalp
wounds. Lee Farrell was blown out of
a window and badly hurt, but will not die.
The path of the storm was about 350
yards wide, and was through the north
western suburbs of the town. In its path
everything is completely wrecked. Not
even the iron and stone fence on the
arsenal grounds Is standing. The house
of Captain Aydelott, the Farrels and oth
er large residences were demolished, With
the exception of these houses, the storm's
path was through a section of the town
populated chiefly by negroes and the
poorer classes, and the houses were mere
hovels. It is estimated that 150 of them
were totally destroyed and a larger num
ber damaged. The suffering of these peo
ple rendered homeless and -bereft of all
their goods is pitiable.
The number of houses destroyed in tho
NolanEvllle neighborhood is 16. There were
two fatalities, as follows:
Miss Nellie Hampton, aged 25.
Mrs. Nancy Bramlett, aged 65.
Those Injured are: J. B. Hampton, aged
70; Miss Luella Hampton, aged 23; Mrs.
Malinda Jemm, aged 70; Aubrey Hampton,
internally hurt; Thomas Hampton, badly
cut end bruised; Emma, Hampton, arm
broken; Mrs. P. C. Vernon, collar-bone
broken and rib broken; Ernest Stevens,
internally injured; Leslie Stevens, slight
bruises on head; Allen Fly, Internal in
juries; Mrs. J. W. Fly, Internal injuries;
Miss Fly, badly injured.
All of the 16 houses were totally de
stroyed. Mr. Hampton had 3400 In money
and this was blown away and only a part
of it has been recovered. The baby of
JinCnrisman, colored, reported lost, was
found 300 yards from, the house at 10
o'clock, lying near a branch, uninjured.
One of the family dogs was lying by its
At Lavergne, 16 miles south of here, on
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis
road, the velocity of the wind was mar
velous, and from best reports lasted only
about 20 seconds. In this short time abou:
SO dwellings were turned Into kindling
wood. The loss of life is small compared
with the miraculous escapes made. The
wind made a swath about 20C yarn- wide
through the middle of the town 'lha
Lavergne High School and the station,
the two largest buildings, were laid flat.
The railroad lost four section-houses also
The victims of the tornado are: George
Robertson and his 6-months-old child.
Mr. Robertson's house, which was a
strong log structure, was In the middle
of the path of the storm, and was laid
flat on the ground. At the time, Mr.
Robertson and his child bad .retired, and
his wife was sitting near the bed read
ing, and before the latter coaid even
warn her hnband, aeath had claimed
them. Mrs. Robertson's escape was mar
velous. When found the unfortunate man
was pinned across the bed by a largo
timber and a great scar wis on the
back of his neck. No mark could be
discerned on the body of the child. Both
aro thpught to have met Instant death.
In most every home there were several
injured, those most seriously being. Mrs.
Charlton, collar-bone broken; 6-year-old'
child of Mack Jordan, cannot recover, El
more House, seriously Injured.
In Williamson County, great damage
was done, but the town of Franklin es
caped with comparatively a mall loss.
Houses and timber in Sumner County also
suffered considerably, but first reports
sent out from Gallatin were exaggerated.
Great suffering is "being experienced ty
those deprived of homes at Lavergne and
The rise in the Cumberland River at
Nashville is the most rapid Known In 25
years, the water having climbed 20 'eet
on the gauge since yesterday jnornlng.
In Memphis there is heavy Joss as a re
sult of the storm. Culverts vere washed
out and small bridges were swept away.
Lumber firms on Wolf River suffered se
verely from the destruction of logs, and
it is estimated tonight that their losses
will foot up between 3300,000 and 3500.000.
Wide Extent of Territory Swept by
MEMPHIS, Nov. 21. In Mississippi tho
greatest loss of life and damage to prop
erty occurred near Tunica, Lula and Her
nando. A report by carrier from a point
12 miles from Tunica says that the tor
nado's devastation was so great that it
will take weeks to calculate and repair
it. Five negroes lost their lives on the
Hamlin place. In Tunica the church and
a number of buildings were totally de
molished. More than 50 negroes 'are miss
ing, and it is feared that several of them
perished. Corn is reported badly dam
aged. At Hernando a white man wan
killed and a negro fatally Injured by fil
ing debris. Numerous sawmills, several
residences and hundreds of negro cabins
were blown away. At Love Station, J. S.
Doney, a white man, was crushed by fly
ing timber, and is expected to die.
The tornado passed down Coldwater
River, leaving trees and houses in its
path. At Batesvllle much property dam
age was wrought, and several persons
were seriously injured, but no fatalities
aro reported. Several dwelling-houses, a
number of outhouses and many miles of
fencing were torn down and scattered.
The roof of the Methodist Church was
twisted off and was blown some distance
from the building. '
News of terrible havoc southwest of
Batesvllle is expected, as generally the
houses in that section are not securely
built. At Guy's plantatlqn the residence
and a large mill building of John Guy
were torn down and their timbers hurled
some distance. Miss Guyj who was in the
house at the time, miraculously escaped
with slight Injuries. A shanty in which
two negroes had taken refuge from the
storm was shattered, and both occupants
were instantly killed.
At Tracey the residence of J. B. Higgins
was totally demolished and several other
buildings were wrecked. Ten cabins were
destroyed on the plantation of Mr. Mar
shall, and three negroes killed.
At La Grange two persons were killed
outright and a score qr more seriously
injured. The town is practically a wreck,
nearly every residence being destroyed.
The tornado struck the town from tho
southwest but veered a little to the north.
jWgrd jm ,lt.Seour$e.ItffappeaTs3fhse"!
made Ti revolving motloji alflf'played
many pranks, in one Instance it demol
ished both the Methodlit and Baptist
Churches, a block apart, and left stand
ing a residence between tHem. About 100
residences, mainly those of poor people,
At Moscow. 10 miles west of La Grange,
several buildings were swept away by the
wind. No fatalities are reported, al
though many persons were injured. At
Blackton, on the Pine City branch of
the Arkansas Midland Railroad, Miss
Robinson was killed while trying to es
cape from a wrecked bulldlngr and at
Morro, Lee County, the Infant child of
Professor Richard Blount was killed by
flying timbers, the home of Professor
Blount being torn down. All along the
track of the storm there was mora-' or
The damage to unpicked cotton cannot
be estimated, but It is undoubtedly con
siderable. Trafflc on the Memphis branch
of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad has
been delayed since last night owing to
high water at places between Milan and
theTennessee River. All trains have been
TEN LIVES LOST THERE.
Fearful Havoc Wrought In a. Mis
MEMPHIS, Nov. 2L A special to the
Commercial-Appeal from Arkabutla, Tate
County, Miss., says:
Yesterday afternoon a tornado descend
ed upon this little town, and as a result
of its fearful Intensity 10 .persons were
killed Outright and 20 were injured. The
Jack Kellum, 10 years.
William Kellum, 12 years.
Nicholas Blake, 24 years.
Mrs. William McKay.
Four children of Mrs. William McKay.
Unknown negro and negro Infant
The injured are: Press Blake, seriously
hurt in back; John Parker, Internally,
serious; Mrs. John Parker, seriously
crushed: John Blake, right leg broken;
Alpha Bakewell, leg broken; Charles
Roshell, seriously hurt in back; G. L.
Thomason, injured on head; William
Scrogganj hurt In back; C. A. Parker,
painfully bruised; Mrs. Toombs, painfully
hurt; Miss Bunch Bradley, bruised; Gus
Aldridge, bruised: Miss Lottie Pickens,
seriously hurt; Ann Jackson, colored, seri
ously hurt; colored boy, may die.
The storm overwhelmed the town about
5 o'clock in the afternoon, and in a few
minutes every building was demolished.
Many of the victims were pinned under
the wreckage and were extricated with
much difficulty. The tornado passed to
the northeast and caused much damage
through the country districts.
UNDER THE CONTRACT.
Colombia Had a Right to Make Use
of the Steamer Taboga.
COLON, Colombia, Nov. 2L Following is
the text of the official decree under which
the- Colombian Government directed the
seizure of the British steamer Taboga,
which was used to carry troops and am
munition to Buena Ventura, then besieged
by the insurgents:
"The agents and owners of the steamer
Taboga, having refused either to sell or
rent the vessel, the Colombian Govern,
ment, in view of ts authority under the
law and according to the contract of 1S79,
binding the company to carry troops and
war material in time of war, and having
regard to the fact that the commercial
interests of the entire community demand
that the ports of Buena Ventura and
Tumaco be immediately reopened,, there
fore decrees the temporary appropriation
of the1 steamer Taboga and orders that
the owners be paid a fair price for the
use and possible damage thereof."
Pennsylvania Defeated AnnftnoJiM.
ANNAPOLIS, MdC Nov. 2L jTbe. Uni
versity of Pennsylvania defeated thV.na.val
cadets this. afteraooa,J28Yio 5,
NEW PARTY NEEDED?
Democrats Discuss Proposals
SOME SAY TO DO NOTHING
Others Think Bryanism a Mistake
The Real Need, Says One,
The Oregonlan a few days since sent to
prominent Democrats throughout the
state the following letter:
"The Oregonlan solicits from yon
an expression of your views as to
the reorganisation of the Demo
cratic party. Is It in need of reor
ganisation? If so, how may It best
he brought about? What measures
do you think should he taken to
BX-PRESlDBNT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN REPUBLIC.
bring about success in 1904, and in
'the State and Congressional elec
tions of 1002 T Do Von think that the
defeat of lOOO "could have been
avoided, or that the present state of
Democracy was unavoidable?
"The Oregonlan has asked many
Democrats to submit their- opinions
and it trusts yours may he included
These letters were sent to Gold and1 Sil
ver Democrats alike. The responses from
a number of them are appended:
IT. "WILL REORGANIZE ITSELF.
Bryanism a Mistake, but Trusts Will
JAOKSONVILE4 Nov. 16. (To the Edi
tor.) I am in receipt of your communi
cation Inviting an expression of my views
as to the reorganization of the Demo
cratic party, whether it is in need of reor
ganization, etc In my opinion reorgani
zation is unnecoessary and such an effort
would be impolitic. The suggestion of
reorganization presupposes the dismem
berment of the party and its non-existence
as a political factor, and -this can
not be because the party is founded upon
principles which are as Imperishable as
the Constitution itself. And because a
party is unsuccessful in a certain-campaign
is no argument for reorganization,
for both parties have at times swerved
from their governing principles when the
exigencies of the political situation seem
ed to demand it and after corruscating
through a kind of pyrotechnical political
existence are willing to return to the
old landmarks. In the present campaign
as in the campaign of '96 the Democratic
party strayed from its ancient traditions
and old beaten paths, surrendering itself
to Imaginary expediencies rather than
principle. The Populist party had
sprung into existence with such a mush
room growth, adopting certain of the Dem
ocratic ideas, and had drawn so heavily
from the Democratic ranks that many
Democrats entertained the delusion that
the only way to kill the Populist party
was to absorb it, and to that end advo
cated a fusion which meant virtual sur
render to the party autonomy. This I
opposed upon the theory that a fusion
with a mongrel ticket and platform cat
ering to all the isms like a weather vans
Veering to every heresy, could at best
mean only transient success and would
ultimately lead to party disintegration.
The defeat of Bryan did not mean the
disorganization of the party, no more
than the defeat of Harrison in 'S2 meant
the disorganization of the Republican
party. Harrison then only received 145
electoral votes to Bryan's loo this year;
in '92 the Independent voters repudiated
the-Republican party because of the in
iquitous results of its protective tariff
doctrines, and this year the Independent
voters aside from "upholding the Admin
istration In time of war" repudiated what
they were pleased to term Bryanism.
While I look upon Bryan as a brilliant
man,. I considered his nomination unfor
tunate for the party, for he was in him
self a free silver 16-to-l platform, and at
most only a de facto Democratic leader:
a man whom the Democratic National
Convention, in a moment when radicalism
triumphed over conservatism, placed at
the head of the ticket I believed and
believe yet that with a conservative plat
form and a man of the type of Olney or
Hill as our candidate we could have been
successful in 1900.
During the next four years I look for
capital to combine and the trusts to In
crease in number and Influence to such
an enormous and alarming extent and
the prices of articles controlled by the
trusts so Increased to cause a reversal
of public sentiment which will defeat
the next Republican candidate by even
a greater electoral majority than Bryan
Therefore to gain success in the Con
gressional elections of 1902 and the Pres
idential election of 1904, 1 think the party
should follow, as near aa practicable, the
lines of the campaign of 1893, incorpor
ating of course questions growing out of
the Administration's policy 'towards our
new possessions, and such other questions
as- the new conditions of the country
may dictate A. N. SOLISS.
Member Democratic State Central Committee.
"WHY MAKE A CHANGE?
Colonel Butcher Thinks the Party Is
BAKER CITY, Nov. 18. (To the Edi
tor.) I answer your question as to
whether I think the Democratic party
is in need of reorganization or not, by
asking whether any one viewing the bat
tlefield of the last political contest has
found any of the generals or rank and
file dead from wounds received from
the known enemy, in the back? If not
then why any reorganization? If there
is to be a reorganization who Is to per
form it? Shall it be done by the Cleve
lands, Whltneys. Carllsles, Watersons
and that ilk, who would make of it a
reflection of the Republican party, there
by stealing the livery of heaven to serve
the devil in?
So far as I am advised at present I
can see no necessity for any reorgani
zation of the party at all in the sense
that those who write the twaddle about
Its reorganization intend, which I take
to be a modification of Its platform. The
third edition of the Declaration of Inde
pendence1, issued by the Democracy at
Kansas City, suits me very well indeed.
Certainly no grander appeal could ever
have been made than was made in the
last campaign by the Democratic party
fors justice to a distant foreign people.
Surely no more sordid appeal was ever
made to the-- voters of any country than
.that of the "full dinner paiL"
In reply to the next question as to
what to do for f success In 1904 I always
believe. that "sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof," and in this case If my
Judgment is correct as to the natural con
sequence of a continual drainage from the
resources of the people (I am not a pes
simist but always prefer to be an opti
mist), and the Republican party contin
ues in its Hamiltonian course in every
direction, the people themselves will at
tend to the success of Democracy In 1904
If their will Is declared by the returning
boards as it is registered by them.
I do not think the defeat of 1900 could
have been avoided in any way, certainly
not upon a platform that promised any
thing for the preservation of the integrity
of the Declaration of Independence, and
the Constitutional rights of the great
masses of the people. This question
opens up a field that your space and my
time, will not permit me to enter Into, so
as to make myself fully understood, and
what I have said relates only to funda
mental principles and not to such planks
In the Kansas City platform as are sub
ject to change by reason of changing con
ditions. The Democracy Is all right Its
principles are great truths and they never
die. The people are at present satisfied
with a "full dinner palL" When It gets
empty or the larger ones become so much
fuller that the- small ones contain nothing,
the people will realize that greed differs
In quantity as well as in kind. There
can be but one" result to an increase of
127 per cent In the price of salt and
from 20 to 200 per cent In all other things
consumed by the people, and If Mr. Mc
Klnley permits his second administration
to be run by the same interests as his
first has been the people will administer
the affairs of this Government after 1904
If their votes are counted as cast
W. F. BUTCHER.
STILL LOYAL TO BRYAN.
Wants Him Renominated and Elect
ed in 1004.
PORTLAND, Nov. 19. (To the Editor.)
In answer to your question concerning
the reorganization of the Democratic par
ty, I beg to say that, in my opinion, it
is not in need of reorganization. What
It needs is vote3. If the time ever comes
when Its reorganization Is necessary, I
hope it will be done by friends, and not
Its enemies. Some of Its pseudo-friends
stem to think the party should be
changed so as to be as nearly like
the Republican party as possible. The
object is, I suppose, to fool people
into voting for it, while they, the
would-be friends, reap the spoils. Such a
policy must ever reckon the strenuous op
position of every true Democrat We
want to sail under no false colors. Right
before expediency must ever be our mot
to. Better be without votes than with
But Issues may change. Past events
become dead Issues. Success, however,
never make3 false contentions right De
mosthenes was right yet Philip pre
vailed. The. Democrats vainly opposed
forcing negro suffrage and carpet-bag
Governors on the people of the South
without their consent and went down to
ignominious defeat on that issue; yet to
day the sober sense of the country is al
most unanimous that they were right
They were right in their opposition to
railroad subsidies and Chinese Immigra
tion. At the end of the war. they In
sisted that the war bonds should be paid,
as tho soldiers had been in greenbacks
iConoluded on Third Page.)
THEY WAITED IN VAIN
Crowds Gathered to Welcome
Kruger Were Disappointed
CRUISER MAKING SLOW PROGRESS
The Fiasco Imperils the SuooeU'4
the Demonstration at Mar
seilles Today. .
MARSEILLES, Nov. ZL A blunder la
the calculation in the time the Gelderland
would require between Port Said and Mar
seilles resulted In the fizzling out today
of the Intended demonstration and Im
perilled the success of the reception of
President Kruger tomorrow. The French
reception committee did not take into cob
slderatlon the gale that is sweeping tha
Mediterranean and the low speed of tha
Gelderland, but allowed all their arrange,
ments to "stand. The Boer delegates wait
ed expectantly at their hotel from early
morning until the afternoon for the ar
rival of the cruiser. For several h6urs tha
carriage Intended for Mr. Kruger re
mained at the entrance to the hotel, the
horses, which were decorated with
rosettes of Boer colors, pawing the
ground impatiently until the equlppage
was dismissed. Various delegations and
societies that had assembled at the land
ing stage remained there through heavy
showers until they realized, in the non
signalling of the Gelderland that their
presence was futile. Then they dl
The fiasco was unfortunate, because
the thousands among today's concourse
will shrink from the possibility of losing
another morning tomorrow. Today's
crowds were for the greater part shopkeep
es and work'' gmen, who lost money by
attending the gathering, and who are not
likely to repeat the experiment Bad
weather and the element of uncertainty
as to the time of Mr. Kruger's landging
kept many thousands even today from tho
route. Thirty thomand would be a gen
erous estimate of the crowd which was
massed thickly at several points, while
only sparse assemblies were to be seen
The French and the Boer delegates were
all Intensely disappointed, especially as
up to a late hour no word had been re
ceived of the Gclderland's entry into the
harbor, although it is fully expected that
she-will anchor there before daybreak to
morrow. No Importance is attached to
tha report of an injury to her machinery,
the theory being that she is going slowly
in consequence of the neavy sea, which
is chiefly responsible for the delay.
An amusing statement appeared in a
local paper this afternoon, in which an
alleged rumor was published to the effect
that the delay was due to the capture
of the Gelderland on the high teas by a
British squadron, or to deliberate dam
age to her machinery ay a mercenary.
These statements only provoked tha
laughter of those who read It
The Boer commission has Issued a state-
taent that the programme today wilU-ba
today's concourse, while unanimously fa
vorable to Mr. Kruger and the Boers, was
nevertheless quite freo from anything of
fensive fo the" British, which tended to
enhance the absurdity of a noisy prom
enade along the principal boulevards this
evening by a score of antl-Britlsh youth,
whose efforts led to no disorder what
ever. Arrival of the Gelderland.
MARSEILLES, Nov. 22, 8:20 A. M. The
steamer Geldeiland, with ex-Presldejit
Kruger on board. Is entering the harbotf.
THE DEATH ROLL.
John Sherman's Brother.
DES MOINES, Nov. 21. Lampson P.
Sherman, brother of the late Senator John
Sherman, of Ohio, died here tonight, aged
79. He had lived in Des Moines since
B. F. Nelson.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21. B. F. Nelson, su
preme reporter of the Knights of Honor,
died tonight at his hdme' of an affection
of the stomach. He was prominent also
In Masonic circles.
LONDON, Nov. 22. Baron Farnham
died yesterday, aged 52 years.
SDMMA.RY OP IMPORTANT NEWS.
Seventy-five lives were lost in the tor
nado in the South. Page 1.
Colorado Springs was visited by a cy
clone. Page 2.
The National Irlrgation Congress opened
in Chicago. Page 3.
The Stato Department has not demanded
the disclosure of the identity of foreign
spies. ' Page 2.
Negotiations are under way for a reci
procity treaty with Russia. Page 2.
The ways and means committee decides
to reduce the war tax 330,000,000. Page 2.
MacArthur Is pushing tho campaign
against the Filipinos. Page 3.
Reinforcements are being sent to the sev
eral divisions. Page 3.
Manila customs warehouses are congest
ed. Page 3. '
A difference of opinion has brought the
Chinese negotiations to a standstill.
LI Hung Chang wants the punishment of
officials reduced. Page 2.
The Dowager Empress desires to return
to Pekln. Page 2.
Kruger arrived at Marseilles this morn
ing. Page L
Lord Roberts was hurt by a fall from a
horse. Page L
The Czar's condition is better. Pago" 2.
Oregon Democrats discuss party reorgani
zation. Page 1.
Another snow storm is sweeping over
British Columbia. Page 4.
The legal fight over the Salem light plant
may prove of benefit to the State of
Oregon. Page i.
Commercial and Marine. -
American securities in big demand in, the
foreign market PageTl. -
Wool prices affected by Eastern .failure.
Steamer Kvarven coming with a coal car
go. Page 10.
Numerous marine disasters. Page Id.
New president for Pacific Mall. Pago 18.
Senator Simon discusses measures to coma
before the coming session of Congress.
County Judges and Assessors recommend
oreatlon of State Board of Equaliza
tion and other changes in taxation laws.
Two street-car companies , petition Coua
cii for permission" to extend thelr-'Unea.,
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