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Defeat Could Not Have Been Avoided,
But It Mat Be Hereafter
The Oregonlan has received additional
answers to Its recent letters to Demo
crats as to the suggested reorganization
of the Democratic party. Appended will
be found letters from such well-known
party leaders as A. a. Bennett, John
Burnett, Ef. R. Skip-worth, Jefferson
Myers, S. H. Hazard and John 'Welch, all
of whom supported Bryan in the recent
campaign. While all say tho party N is
not In need of reorganization, some of.
them clearly state that It does want and
must have new Issues and new leadership.
The letters follow.
you ask me to give you. my views on the
present status of the Democratic party.
In answer to your first questlon-r"Is t in
need of reorganlzatlon?"-my ieply Is.
No. The party Is well organized, wlthi our
best men In the lead. By reorganization
we are to understand that Republicans
and Democrats, such as Cleveland, Car
lisle, Dickinson, "Whitney and their kind,
are to come to the front as leaders. They
are retired. All that Is left for them is to
be pensioned by the Republican party.
Treat them kindly. They have done you
much good. "We have no further use for
them, and soon they will understand this.
'As to your second question "What
measures should be taken to, bring" suc
cess In 1904. and in the state and Congres
sional election in 1902?" my reply to this
Is: "We will continue to advocate govern
ment by the people and for the whole peo
ple, equal rights for all. and special privi
leges for rone. This is sound Demqcratlo
doctrine, such as Jefferson promulgated.
If these principles of government pre to
be put aside for government in the in
terest of the few, then surely have we
started on the down-grade as a republic.
The great and glorious old .Democratic
party has been unfortunate in more ways
TERMS AGREED UPON
Final Session of. Diplomatic
Body in- China.
GOVERNMENTS MUST NOW ACT
"With Approval of Respective Pow
ers, Negotiations With Peace Com
missioners Will Ensue.
PEKW, Nov. 24. The diplomatic body
held a final meeting this morning, and
agreed upon the terms of the preliminary
treaty Nothing now remains except to
Becure the approval of the respective
governments before definite negotiations
with the Chinese peace commissioners
Express wires that the Russians are as
suring tho Chineso that the Amur mas
sacres were really repugnant to the Rus
sian officers, but were carried out under
orders of Count von Waldersee.
Chineso Army Retiring".
LONDpN, Nov. 26. The Times has the
following from Its Shanghai correspond
ent: Ten thousand Chinese, under 'Admiral
Ho, are said to be retiring in the direc
tion of Kalgan, before Colonel Torek's
expedition. It is said that the popula
tion Is friendly and glad to be rid of Ho's
A DOUBLE TRAGEDY
G. W. Traylor Killed Another,
DEED COMMITTED AT JACKSONVILLE
German Cavalry Attacked Chinese.
BERLIN, Nov. 25. The Lokal Anzeiger
publishes a dispatch from Pekln saying
that a force of German cavalry attacked
a detachment of the Chinese imperial
troops under General Ma and Admiral Ho
between Sun Hu and Hunan, killing 30
Chinese and capturing six ammunition
Russia Will Retain Railway.
'LONDON, Nov. 26. Dr. Morrison, wiring
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DEMOCRAOT LOST ITS CHANCE.
It May Have New Leadership, But
OORVALLIS, Or., Nov. 17. (To the Ed-
ltor. You letter of, November 14, asking
for my views on the question of the re
organization of the Democratic party Is
before me, and in answer thereto I have
to say, that the term reorganization im
plies in this case that there is a disor
ganization of the party. One definition
of reorganization is to make anew. To
reorganize the Democratic party would
be to make a new party of It. That
can't be done. The term itself, in my
opinion, has no application to political
parties In this country, and there Is no
ground for invoking it now, except the
defeat of the party in the last Presiden
tial election, and that is no ground at all.
When the Federal party ceased to exist,
the Whig party took its place. When the
Whig party ceased to exist, the Repub
lican party took its place, the old organi
zations in each case furnishing a basis
or nucleus for thenew. When the Dem
ocratic party ceases to exist, a new party
with a new name will take its place, but
that time has not arrived yet. Its de
mise has been often predicted, but it is
not dead, nor even sleepeth. There is no
need of a resurrection or reorganization.
Tho Federal party opposed the War
of 1S12, was made responsible for the
Hartford convention, and received the
sentence of death. The Whig party op
posed the annexation of Texas and the
war with Mexico, and received tho same
sentence. Whilo many of the leaders of
the Democratic party opposed the war
for the preservation of the Union, Demo
cratic platforms always announced the
Republican. Democratic Peoples Prohibition Regular Peoples Social-Pemocratlo.
McKlnlqy and Bryan and Woolley and Wharton and Debs and Har-
Roosevelt. Stevenson. Metcalf. Donnelly. riman.
9 3 9 3 B S g s! Si S S S B 9 3 S 3 I 5 g
Mill Mf ! ffiri
; f :;;:: P ; y ::::;:
Baker 1,450 1,458 1463 1,441 1,677 1615 1,596 1,575 40f 3!) SS 39 4 6 6 6 40 ill 441 39
Benton 929 S31 92S 916 753 764 763 766 81 S3 SO 78 4 3 2 2 7 7 7 7
Clackamas 2,207 2,234 2,321 2.1SS 1,599 1,641 1,640 1,593 US 115 114 110 22 23 23 20 125 1S2 130 126
Clatsop 1,312 1,329 1,321 1,318 676 6S3 6S2 6S33S36 3S3S 5 6 6 S S S
Columbia ....... S56 863 862 852 397 403 39S 401 31 30 30 30 5 5 o o 29 SO 23 30
Coos' 1,145 1,153 1,152 1.151 8S6 8S8 895 S91 53 64 54 S'i 15 14 15 . lo -0 31. 30 30
Crookt 475 474 475 469 365 3S1 3T9 371 16 16 16 34 3 3 4 2 19 21 23 21
Curry ' 207 308 308 297 150 152 150 148 3 1 1 1 1 1 ; 2 2 2
Douglas 1,858 1,910 1,899 1,886 1,620 1,624 1,617 1,604 75 76 76 73 17 17 16 16 61 63 61 60
Gilliam 417 419 422 418 344 3 342 343 22 24 21 21 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 4
Grant 90S 911 914 909 613 613 610 605 15 , 13 13 13 5 6 6 6 25 26 23 23
Harney 369 372 375 363 378 3S7 386 369 2 2 2 .. 7 3 3 4 22 23 23 SO
Jackson 1,556 1,565 1,556 1,550 1,483 1.535 1,519 1,499 68676766192020 19 727140 69
Josephine 920 919 918 911 721 744 736 735 45 43 41 40 2 6 2 3 36 37 So 36
Klamath 427 42S 428 424 31S 32 322 318 8 10 9 8 7 S 7 6 3 3 a
Lake 455 456 456 450 227 233 232 226 1 1 ... 1 1 2 .. .. .. 1 ..
Lane 2,475 2,521 2,513 2.4S2 1,996 2,037 2,035 1,990 133 13S 137 130 7 7 9 ? if
Lincoln 466 4T2 471 466 262 266 266 263 8 8 8 8 5 6 6 4 33 36 ao 34
Linn 1,92-i 1,927 1,931 1,926 1,990 1,997 1,996 1,998 22S229228223 2725262694 93 9290
Malheur 476 478 478 477 477 486 477 4S4 18 21 18 19 5 6 4 6 6 7 6 7
Marlon 3,080 3,112 3,093 3,081 2,290 2,318 2,313 2,293 187 186 187 186 21 19 21 19 85 89 S3 81
Morrow 717 723 722 713 354 358 356 344 41 40 41 42 3 4 2 7 27 28 28 27
Multnomah 9,912 9,948 9,904 9,894 4,416 4,436 4,404 4,408 455 444 437 438 12 12 13 16 2o4 347 o43 351
Polk 1,156 1,163 1,160 1,158 976 991 982 978 102 103 102 102 25-23 21 21 18 19 18 20
Sherman 443 451 44S 444 370 3S5 377 371 82 86 86 83 1 1 1 2 6 8 86
Tillamook 618623624619305 313 313 304737373:3 2, 2 4 3 ? ?I ??
Umatilla 1.957 1,975 1.93S 1,924 1,577 1,638 1,623 1.5S9 130 116 116 110 7 8 7 6 4o 43 43 41
Union 1.506 1,612 1,508 1,498 1,613 1,646 1,634 1,618 57 62 52 61 10 10 10 8 66 67 66 64
Wallowa .. 636 651 646 627 534 559 559 526 '21 20 22 19 ' 5 6 7 3 7 7 7 6
Wasco 1.562 1,676 1,568 1.568 1,027 1,038 1,028 1,035 85S385 86 812 9 9 ? 36 37 ZS
Washington 1,641 1,655 1,647 1,635 1,105 1,114 1,113 1,100 126 127 129 134 6 4 4 4 47 49 47 47
Wheeler J. 426 42G 426 423 239 243 242 239 10 11 10 11 3 4 4 3 5 4 6 3
Yamhill 1,586 1,583 1.6S5 1,573 1,172 1.235 L231 1,189 164 166 165 160 3 4 3 3 J6 3S j 39
Totals 46.173 46.526 46.420 46.058 32.810 33.385 33.216 32.857 2.536 2.516 2.491 2.455 269 276 267 25S 1.464J 1.494 1.4C6 L455
Ono precinct omitted n6 election held. tOne precinct omitted Judges and clerks failed to certify to tally sheets. $Ono
precinct omitted tally sheet not returned, to County Clerk.
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AGAINST OUR EXPORTERS.
Sore to Keep Americas. Machinery
Out of Russia.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. According to
German press reports, negotiations are
now pending betTreen the Russian rail
roads and the Prussian Governmental
railroads to carry Into execution a pro
ject of the Russian Minister of Finance
which will involve a discrimination
against the exportation of American
rails, locomotives and machinery to Rus
eta. By the terms of the proposed ar
rangements, according to United States
Vloe-Consul-General Hanauer, at Frank
fort, Germany, In a recent communica
tion on this subject to the State De
partment, Germany is willing to carry
Russian petroleum on her roads at a low
figure, provided Russia will reciprocate
by giving low railroad rates for German
Iron. The press reports have it that this
arrangement has been agreed upon and
that freight schedules now are being
made on this basis. The differential
rates accorded by Russia comprise Iron
ware and manufactured Iron, as well as
"Our American exporters would do well
to examine closely into this matter,"
feays Mr. Hanauer.
SENATOR DAVIS CONDITION
Germany and Turkey at Onts.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 25. A diffi
culty has arisen between Germany and
Turkey. The Ottoman Government ob
jects to Germany using Farsan Island, In
the Red Sea. as a coaling station, wish
ing to establish there a Turkish depot,
accessible to all the powers. Germany,
however, tlnslsta that she will not aban
Pawed Comfortable Day, but Torrard
BT-ealnjr Became Restless.
ST. PATJIi, Nov. 25. According to the
reporta from Senator Davis house to
night, the patient passed. a comfortable
day. His delirium, was a trifle less acute,
and ho was able to secure some sleep.
The kidney trouble, however, does not
yield to treatment. Toward evening the
Senator became restless again, and Dr.
Stone was called to the house. The doc
tor does not issue a bulletin during the
day Sunday, so that any statement of the
Senator's condition Is unofficial.
Dr. Stone's midnight bulletin, says:
"Senator Davis condition Is not mate
rially changed. He rested better last
night and slept more. His pulse, tempera
ture and respiration are about the oame
as at last report, except that tho pulse is
Commissioner 'Wilson Very I1L
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. The condition
of Commissioner "Wilson is critical to
night. He" Is weaker than yesterday, but
still retains consciousness.
Cement Hills to Form Combine.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 23. The Courier-Journal
tomorrow will say that the
14 cement mills located In the vicinity
of this city and Jeff ersonville, Ind., which
supply the greater part of the United
States, have in contemplation the forma
tion, of & combine.
file of the partyhad op
posed the war, It would have gone the
same way. For myself I may be permit
ted to say that I took an open stand as
a Democrat In favor of the Union, and
took an active part In raising the first
company in the regiment called for from
Oregon by President Lincoln. The Dem
ocratic party was In favor of the Spanish
"War; but, strange as It may seem, failed
to realize Its Importance or grasp the
fruits of victory, thus departing from the
teachings, principles and traditions of
the party for 100 years. For that they
have been defeated: but that does not
call for reorganization. The party has
been defeated before for a less offense.
In 1840 the "Whig party elected Harrison,
with log cabins, coonskins and hard
cider. The defeat of the Democratic party
was complete. "Van Buren carried only
seven states, and 60 electoral votes, out
of 294. But four years afterwards, tho
Democrats swept the country under tho
banner of "Polk, Dallas and Texas; 54-40
In 1832 the Democratic party stood for
a gold currency against the United
States Bank, and won. In 1S44 the party
stood for expansion and a war with Mex
ico to enforce it, and won. In 1900 it stood
in the shoes of the old "Whig party on
these questions, and lost. Comment Is
unnecessary. Notwithstanding its late
defeat, the Democratic party stands close
to the hearts of the masses on the ques
tion of equal rights to all, special priv
ileges to none, opposition to high tariffs
and monopolistic legislation.
Corporate power is the bane of the Re
public, and the father of ihe trusts, and
must be controlled. It has enabled a
comparatively few corporations and Indi
viduals to pile up immense fortunes
through friendly legislation. It has pre
vented tho construction of the Nicaragua
Canal, and threatens the country with a
ship subsidy bill, for a favored few. It
has forced the President to be inconsistent
with Porto Rico. In a word, It menaces
the Government with more insolence than
did the old United States Bank. The
Democratic party Is tho Instrument to
break this power. Its leadership will nat
urally change; but there will be no reor
ganization any more than there was after
the election of 184a Mistakes will be
corrected and lessons learned from experi
ence, but the old party will remain sub
stantially the same It has been for a
There are two opposing and enduring
forces at work in our Government, and
have been since its formation, one tend
ing to centralization; the other to separa
tion. In I860 the extremists of the latter
school rushed the country into a war, and
the ship of state came near being wrecked
on the Scylla of disunion. Since the close
of the Civil "War the tendency has been
slowly but surely to the Charybdis of
centralization. As. the Republican party
was foremost In saving the country from
disunion, so it will be the Democratic
party that will save It from the whirl
pool of centralization that has engulfed
all former republics, by its stern and un
flinching advocacy of the doctrine of
states rights, and rule of the "common
In answer to your last Interrogatory,
towit, "Do you think that tho defeat of
1900 could have been avoided?" I answer,
Yes, by a declaration that the financial
question had been settled by the Republi
can party adopting the gold-currency law
of the Democratic Administration of 1834,
and the ratio of 16 to 1 established at the
same time, and further enforcing said
ratio by providing In the last Congress
for coining 1.500,000 silver dollars per
month at that ratio, and further declaring
in favor of expansion and free trade with
our acquisitions. This may be said "see
ing the hind sicht the best"; but I said
the same thing substantially before the
meeting the Kansas City convention.
than one. First, we were called tho dis
union or rebel party during and after our
, Civil "War, when, in fact, the Union Army
was composed largely of Democrats. "We
were counted out when Tllden was elect
ed and counted In when Cleveland was
made President the first tlrrie. It was
raecamcPregraenti -ftad'wS eKbte$r$fr6.:
uemocrat, a man wno woum nave- given
his party his full support In. 96, Instead
of helping to defeat it, we would now be
victorious. Ungrateful are thy, these
aids of the Republican, party, for whom
we have done so much. I am1 not dis
couraged. "With 1,200,000 majority vote" of
the white, intelligent race In this Nation,
I am oure the right will prevail some
day. The Republican party Is In power,
with about all the moneyed men, syndi
cates, trusts and combines of all de
scriptions, and 2,000,000 negro votes, of
which we can never hope to get any
As to your third and last question
"Could the defeat of 1900 have been
avoided?" I think not If the -Democratic
party had been in power the last
four years the war with Spain would
have been fought Just the same, with our
arms victorious as they now are. "We
would have had abundant crops, the
famine In India and other parts of the
Old "World would have given lis good
markets for our surplus: our mines would
have yielded up their precious metals
Just the same as they have done. Dem
ocracy has seen much darker days than
these. "We think Mr. Bryan is a great
and good man. It was unfortunate that
he Uvea so far "West and was not 10 or 12
years older. I believe him to be a brave
and pure statesman, and hope for no bet
ter President than he would make when
we once more control the Government. I
have much more which I could give you
as reasons for our present defeated con
dition. JOHN "WELCH.
are begun. The precise terms of the set
tlement have not yet been made public
here but it is believed, outside the diplo
matic corps, that the malir points are In
substantial agreement with those con
tained in the French note to the powers,
namely punishment for- the irulltyi In-
the occupation of certain places between
Pekln and Taku.
A party of American cavalry ..went to
day to disperse a band of bandits in a
village, 16 miles from Pekln. The vlHage
was found strongly fortified, but the
Americans attacked and captured It, kill
ing seven Chinese.
A secret edict from Slnanfu to the pro
vincial Vlcefoys and Governors orders
them to cease the manufacture of moo
ern arms and to revert to the old style
of weapons, because modern arms "have
proved utterly useless against the foreigners."
Oklo "Woolen Mills Destroyed.
TIFFIN, O., Nov. 26. Fire destroyed the
Tiffin -woolen mills. Loss" $100,000.
KO MORE CL.EVELAKDS WANTED.
TacIt Presence a Positive Handicap
to the Democracy.
PORTLAND, Nov. 25. To the Editor.)
I received, a few lines from you in which
HOW CAX IT REORGANIZE t
Too Many Discordant Elements in
the Party to Please All.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 16. (To the EditorA
Your letter of November 15 received,
requesting an expression of views aa to
the reorganization of the Democratic
party, etc I hardly know what reply
to make. My opinion is that a reorgan
ization of the Democratic party satisfac
tory to the Gold Democrats, the regular
Democrats, the Populist-Democrats and
tho Free-Silver Republican-Democrats
would be as difficult a question, or per
haps greater, than a settlement at the
present time of the entire Philippine and
Chineso questions which are now peno
lng before the American Congress. I
don't know how you could possibly cre
ate a reorganization. that would satisfy
all these elements. I have not consid
ered what measures should be used for
tho Buccess of the campaign in 1904. It
will doubtless depend on the success of
the present Administration, and the sat
isfaction or dissatisfaction that may ex
ist with the voter at that time. As to
the Congressional election, It Is doubtful
If a Democrat could be elected In the
State of Oregon, and as the election of
these representatives Is many times of
a local character, It is difllcult to pre
dict a success In any other state.
In reference to tho defeat of Mr. Bryan,
at this time It is very doubtful if it could
have been avoided. However, I think
his position in reference to the Philip
pine question and money question was
not satisfactory to many voters In his
party. The majority of the American
people never have. In my opinion, been
willing to consent to the withdrawal df
the American Army from these islands,
from the day Admiral Dewey destroyed
the Spanish fleet. They have believed
that it was an act of cowardice to de
stroy the support which maintains a
home and business by a citizen of these
Islands, and therefore would oppose the
withdrawal of forces sufficient to main
tain a government of law and order for
the good citizen until government could
be established to maintain this condition.
As to the money question, there were
so many platforms absorbed by resolu
tion at the Kansas City convention into
the Democratic platform that It was hard
to determine whether "we had Indorsed
the Omaha platform of fiat money by
the Populists or the gold-standard plat
form of Indianapolis by the Gold Demo
crats. These several divisions of so Im
portant1 a question aro undoubtedly dis
advantages to a ticket. I believe tho
(Concluded oa Sixth P&se.)
State Department's Late -China Ad
vices So Indicate.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. Such Informa
tion concerning tho Chinese situation as
has come to the State Department In the
last few days Is said to indicate a more
favorable condition of affairs respecting
the chances for an understanding among
the Ministers of the powers than during
the early part of last week, when a dead
lock seemed Imminent.
Just what is the nature of this infor
mation is not stated, but probably it
camo as the result of Secretary Hay's
latest note to the powers setting out the
object of the United States Government
as to China. This note contained the In
structions that have been sent to Minister
Con'ger. and are believed to be of such"
a nature as to constitute an appeal from
the extreme course suggested by sope of
the powers as to 4he treatment of the
Chinese Government on some of the mat
ters upon which tho Ministers have been
unable to agree. Nothing has come from
Minister Conger during the past 48 hours.
to tho Times from Pekln Saturday, con
firms the report of Russia's decision to
retain the railway until her troops are
withdrawn from the Province of Chill.
"This changfc." he says, "Is coincident
with the arrival of Prince Ukhtomsky,
whose mission avowedly concerns the
assurance that sfiTla reTainSngthe'Tlne
in their Interest."
' " THE DEATH R"0LL.
John "W. Hendric; Philanthropist.
SOUTH BEACH, Conn., Nov. 25.-John
"W. Hendrle died at his home here today,
aged 79 years. In 1S54, he went "West to
seek his fortune and with a capital of
small size entered into business in San
Francisco, having as a partner H. M.
Lockwood, of New York, with whom he
continued to be associated In various en
terprises for half a century. On his re
tirement from business In California, ho
was worth a considerable fortune, and re
turned East. His gifts to California In
stitutions were lavish' and numerous, his
principal benefaction In San Francisco
being $15,000 to the Mercantile Library,
made in 1S9T. The same year agift of
$50,000 to Yale Law School was announced,
and later contributions to the university
brought his gifts to double that amount.
He also made various gifts to the local
churches and benevolent institutions.
George Scott, Chicago Merchant.
CHICAGO, Nov. 25. George Scott,, of
the dry goods firm of Carson. Plrle &
Scott, died tonight of typhoid fever, aged
71 years. , ,
-To Prevent Hall.
ROME, Nov. 26. An International con
gress, attendee by 1000 delegates., assem
bled In Rome yesterday to discuss the use
of cannon to prevent hall, which Is so
destructive to crops. The tneory Is that
firing cannon into the air would have
the effect of breaking up rairi clouds.
His Victim Was J. nardenhroolc
"WTio Met Death "While Seated at
Fireside of His Slayer.
JACKSONVILLE, Or.. Nov. 25. TheTO
was a double tragedy here last night. G.
W. Traylor shot and killed J. Harden
brook and then ended his own life. The
facts developed before the Coroner's Jury
are as follows: G. W. Traylor had lived
near Drain, Douglas County, for two
years past. He arrived In this place,
with his family, two weeks ago. His
wife's sister. Miss Sarah L. Beeson.
daughter of "W. N. Beeson, of Shubol,
Clackamas County, came here with
them. Mr. Hardenbrook had been pay
ing his addresses to her. and It Is under
stood they were engaged to be married.
Mr. Traylor objected to the marriage,
and on several occasions threatened Mr.
Hardenbrook's life. The day before tha
shooting. Traylor said Hardenbrook
would not live till Sunday, though he
gave his consent for him to come to tha
house to see Miss Beeson.
Last night, at 11 o'clock. Miss Beeson,
Mrs. Traylor and others were sitting
around the stove, when Mr. Traylor
walked out on the porch to the house.
A few moments later a ball came crash
ing through the window, and took effect
in Mr. Hardenbrook's face about the loft
eye. He fell forward In his chair but
was caught by Miss Beeson. and sup
ported until assistance came from neigh
bors. He lived an hour but never spoke.
After the shooting, Traylor ran to soma
old buildings 175 yards distant, and short
ly after shots were heard. Upon Investi
gation, it was found that he had shot
himself twice, the first taking effect un
der the chin and tearing away part of
the nose and face, and tho second enter
ing the head above the nose and carry
ing away the greater portion of this or
gan. The men had never any dispute or per
sonal trouble of any kind, and though
Mr. Hardenbrook had been repeatedly
warned of the threats that had been
made against him, he paid no attention
to them and seemed to feel In no danger.
It developed during the examination that
Mr. Traylor had not been sound in mind
for the past year; that he saw strange
visions, and was afflicted with loss of
memory. No valid reason was alleged for
his antipathy to Hardenbrook, and there
appears to have been no cause why ho '
should Jiave had any dislike for him. The
shooting was no doubt the result of hom
icidal insanity, as Mr. Traylor had de
clared only a short time since that rather
than that Mr. Hardenbrook and Miss
Beeson should marry, he would kill both
of them. The above facts are in ac
cordance .wltjj the, sertUct ftrttte-iary.
CZAR'S CONDITION IS CRITICAL
Disease Has Made Greater Progress
Than Physicians Admit.
BERLIN, Nov. 25. The following dis
patch, dated St. Petersburg,. November
25, 3:49 A. M., has been received here:
"It Is persistently rumored In St. Peters
burg that the condition of Emperor Nich
olas is critical. "Well-informed people here
declare that the disease has made far
greater progress than the Czar's physi
cians have publicly admitted. A fatal
Issue is now gravely feared."
Satisfaction in England.
LONDON, Nov. 26. Satisfaction is ex
pressed in the London papers this morn
ing at the news that the diplomats In
Pekln have arrived at a preliminary un
derstanding, but no great confidence
seems to be felt that any real step has
been made In the endless negotiations. It
is recognized that there Is little for Ger
many to do but to concede wherever the
United States and Russia agree. The
"It Is hardly possible for Germany to
hold out, deeply offended as she Is, as the
United States, Russia, France and Japan
are disposed "to moderation. Our Berlin
correspondent believes that Germany Is
prepared to waive the death penalty."
"WHAT ENVOYS "WDLL DEMAND.
"Russia Declined to Yield on the In
LONDON, Nov. 26. "The foreign en
voys have agreed to demand," says a spe
cial dispatch from Pekln, "an extension
of tho legation area so as to embrace
everything from the Haturoen gate to the
Tslenmen gate, between the walls of the
Imperial City, a strip a mile long and a
third of a mile wide. Mr. de Glers, Rus
sian Minister, has declined to yield on the
indemnity question, and some kind of
verbal compromise has been arranged."
Tho Morning Post puoiishes the follow-
ing from its Pekln correspondent, dated
"Wangwen Chao, now a Cabinet Min
ister, has written to Sir Robert Hart
from Slnan Fu that Emperor Kwang Hsu
Would be glad to return to Pekln, but
that His Majesty would 'lose his face if
foreign troops were there."
The Tien Tsln correspondent of the
Standard asserts that "thje Russian Volte
face tlates from the Czar'slllness."
Shanghai sends another catch of reports
from Chinese sources. Among those is a
rumor that the allies hav'e reached "Wei
Hal Fu. 200 miles east of Slnan Fu, and
are proceeding westward. Another Is
that the Taotal of Chu Chao Fu. In the
province of Che Klang, has been dismissed
and that 16 ringleaders of missionary
murders have been captured. A third
says that, a Chinese official has arrived at
the capital of the province of Hunan with
orders to organize a military force of 50,
The Shanghai correspondent of the Dally
No Exceptional Anxiety Displayed.
LONDON, Nov. 26. While the latest
bulletin regarding the Czar's condition is
much less favorable than Its predecessors,
there is nothing as yet to confirm alarm
ing rumors. Queen Victoria dally receives
a telegram from the Czarina, and It Is
understood that no exceptional anxiety Is
yet displayed. According to the Moscow
correspondent of the Dally Express, an
examination of water taken from the well
used for drinking purposes at Llvidla
proved the presence of typhoid germs. An
Odessa dispatch to the Dally News, dated
"Reports the last two days Indicate a
serious decline In the strength of tha
Russian censorship prevents any leak
age of news. It Is understood that the
Czarina will remain at Llvidla for her
accouchement, and even under the best
conditions it will be Impossible to removo
the Czar Tbef ore February.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEW3.
Federal Government. t
John 1 Wilson, of Washington state, dis
cussed as a Cabinet possibility. Pago 2.
Th Frye-Payne subsidy bill does not represent
wishes of Administration. Pace 2. i
Russia will discriminate against Importation
of American machinery. Pace 1.
President Krarer njoyed a period of rest in
Paris. Page 2.
The Czar's condition Is critical, and It Is as
serted that bulletins conceal rravity of his
Illness. Pas 1.
The Latin-American Congress voted unani
mously for compulsory arbitration. Page 2.
Roberts' request for 20,000 regulars denied by
England on score of expense. Page 2.
The diplomatic body has agreed upon the terms
of the preliminary treaty. Page 1.
Late Information at Washington indicates more
harmonious relations between representa
tives of allied powers. Page 1.
Emperor Kwang Hsu would be glad to return
to Pekln, but fears foreigners. Page L
Prominent Oregon Democrats opposed to reor
ganization. Pago 1.
O. W. Traylor, of Jacksonville, shot and
killed J. Hardenbrook, and then ended his
own life. Page 1.
Government will build sawmill at Puget Bound
naval station, against protests of Pacific
Coast lumbermen. Page 0.
Official vote of Oregon for President. Page 1
Police at Salem think they have discovered
nest of female burglars. Page 3. '
Senator Davis' condition Is not materially
changed. Page 1.
onard Day. a young Minneapolis millionaire,
was stabbed to death. Page 2.
Floods In Ohio Valley have caused considerable
loss of property. Page 2. " ,
Report on the mineral production 'of the United
States from 1S00 to 1809 inclusive. Page 9
In Michigan boiler explosion, three men were
killed and seven seriously Injured. Page 3.
O. B. & N. TTo-'s plans to deepen Ilwaco chan
nel. Pago 0.
Probability that recommendations of County
Judges and Assessors will come to naught.
Emperor Passed a Good NIsht.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 25. The fol
lowing bulletin was Issued this morning
"The Czar passed a quiet day yesterday,
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon his tem
perature rose to 103.8. The pulse was 8?.
At 9 o'clock In the evening the tempera
ture was 102.2, and the pulse S9. His Maj
esty slept" well during the night. The
morning's general condition and strength
are unsatisfactory. Temperature 99.5;
pulse 75. No complications whatever hava
Bulletins Conceal Gravity of Illness,
ST. PETERSBURG, Saturday, Nov. 24.
From three sources of information, direct
ly connected with as many Ministers of
State, the St. Petersburg correspondent
of the Associated Press today ascertained
that imperial officers are becoming ex
tremely pessimistic regarding the condi
tion of Emperor Nicholas, and assert that
the Llvidla bulletins conceal the gravity
of his Illness In spite of the notorious
ease with which an alarmist rumor can
be circulated In the Russian capital,
many good judges believe that the
chances of the Czar's recovery are di
minishing. One report says that the Em
peror, In addition to typhoid fever with
pectoral complications, has brain fever,
the result of the blow he received from
a fanatical policeman during his tour in
Japan, and it is even asserted in some
quarters that trepanning has become
Although the Imperial Ministers have
assumed wider powers In administration
since His Majesty's illness began, tho
whole machine of government Is affected
by his disability, and many departments
are almost ita standstill. Russian laws
nri i-1-atnmq Imnose an immense burden
"in detail work, particularly in the mat
ter of signatures, upon the Czar; for ex
ample, numerous special pensions, whoso
payment, on each occasion, requires tho
Not Satisfactory to Cubans.
HAVANA, Nov. 25. At a meeting held
In Havana today by the opponents of
Monsljnore Sbarrettl, bishop of Havana,
General Gomez presented a resolution
that all the municipalities should send
the bishop telegrams informing him that
he was not wanted by the Cubans, and
asking him to retire in favor of a Cuban
ecclesiastic. All the speakers accused
Monslgnore Sbarrettl of being too muca
of an American in his point of view, and
4 favoring annexation to the United States.