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VOL. XIX. NO. 44.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MOBNING, NOVEMBER 4, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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THREE MILES OF MEN
Brilliant Parade for McKinley
OVER 5000 TORCHBEARERS IN LINE
Jloit Imposing ;rocemIou Ever "Wlt-
neied In Portland in Honor
of Republican Xomlneci.
Fully three miles of torch-bearing men,
numbering more than S000, marched
through the streets of Portland last night,
shouting for McKinley and Roosevelt. It
was by far the largest, the most enthu
siastic and the most brilliant parade that
has ever been seen in Portland, and the
fact that hundred more men were in line
than marched in the great sound-money
parade of 186 shows that Bryan will re
ceive even a more severe rebuke at the
polls in Portland Tuesday than he did
four years ago.
For almost two hours the long line plod
ded past a given point, the membera
clanging cymbals, blowing tall columns
of flame from flambeaux, illuminating the
air with sweeping rockets or showering
Roman candles, and shouting till their
voices became so husky that they could
shout no more. In the line were many
bands playing marches that breathed the
spirit of patriotism which was in the air,
handsomely uniformed marching clubs,
transparencies that dealt squarely and
pointedly with the reasons who so many
men of all classes should join in such a
demonstration, and elaborate and expen
elvo floats. But the main bodv of the pa
rade was composed of men in the ranks
privates in the army of Americans which
was marching to victory, and content to
be humble torch-bearers in such a parade.
Wage-earners of all classes, railroad and
street-car men, mechanics, clerks, factory
hands, walked side by side with prosper
ous merchants and professional men, and
their shouts proclaimed that they were
there because they wanted to, because
thev were eagor to do what they could to
check the attacks of demagogues upon the
currency, upon the Administration ana
uprn the flag itself.
Although in the ranks were many men
who came from surrounding towns to car
r a torch in the procession, the large
mjority of those In line were men who
I f i ring in Portland, and who will appear
nt the polls Tuesday to vote the senti
r,on's they voiced last night. The night
t n clear and the air bracing, even too
coi.i for the comfort of the thousands 'of
people who stood for hour on the streets
. - ting for the procession to pass, and
v'io Joined their hurrahs to those of the
rv r- vho filed past them. It was a ntaht
t aspire confidence in patriotism. (St
1 ' i t crowd of people who stood 10 wne
1 r-p along all the sidewalks, who
v -! ed p the line of march so that it
v as nearly Impossible to ferae on en-
t uid who had a word for the Demo
cratic candidates. The few Bryan sympa
thizer -who were among the spectators
vr r. either too much awed bv the mag
ril'iif'e of the demonstration or too lone
some to hatv anything to say, and they
watched In silence.
The streets were brilliantly alight. Many
bni lings were illuminated, and portraits
of McKinley and Roosevelt, backed by
strong lights that brought them boldly
out we displayed in almost every win
dow on the line of march. The flash of
rackets, the colored lights of Roman can
dtep, the green glare of Greek fire and
the deep glow of red Are transformed a
moonless night into high noon. Flags were
vavlng from the parapets of buildings,
from flagataffs, and by thousands in the
hand"? of the enthusiastic crowd that
cheered the marchers on. The blare of
t le bands, the clashing of cvmbals, the
boom of drums, the reports of bombs and
the houts of the men in line and those
along the streets united in a very pande
monium. The effect of such a parade can hardly
be overestimated It showed clearlv and
com inotnglv the attttude of the vast ma
loritv of the voters of Portland, and in
dicated beyond question that Bryan has
lo;t ground since IMS. Its promise will be
fulfilled at the polls Tuesday In a man
rer that will place Oregon well to the
front In the ranks of the states that are
loyal to the country and to the flag.
Two large locomotive headlights inthe
-van of the column cast their lighhlocks
eheid with a searchlight effect, acquaint
ing the wit'ng thousands of spectators
of the parade's approach. Then the
crowd was swept bak to the curbing by
the platown of poMce. under Sergeant
JIooiv opening the way for Grand Mar--hak
Captnin Charles E. McDonell and
Ts aids. Colonel D. M Dunne, R. L.
Durham. B. E. Miller, Ambrose Gronln.
II C Campbell. "William Skinner. Ralph
Jenkins. John Rngtehardt, G. T. "Wemple,
Colonel R. Jublt. Major T. C Boll. Cap
tain H. V. Welch, A. Maltzen and Fred
Rosch. Commanding the first division
came H. C Breeden and his aids, and
fol'owing were the thousands of torch
tearers that drew cheers of the spectators
they burt into ilew with the dazzling
brilliancy of the flaring flambeaux, spark
shedding Roman cindles. nags, and trans
parencies. Playing bright martial airs
came the Third Regiment hand, leading
the McKtetey and Roosevelt Soldiers'
Club, wWch was given the place of honor
In the patriots array of voters. Follow
ing were the cavalry, fully fito strong, pa
rading four abreast, with the tine steeds
cU gaily decorated with flags, and the
riders carrying torches with the red,
white and blue hanging from the staffs.
Captain Charles Cleveland commanded
this squadron and the effect of the fine
warlike array was not lost on the en
thusiastic crowd. At very point it was
1 udlv cheered.
The Second Ward and Third "Ward Re
publican Clubs, over i8$ strong, with
"-anaparenciee and sticks of xedfire, and
t irtr banner. "Honor toe Boys "Who March
I sder the Flag." the strong Fifth Ward
S ,nd Money Republican Club, with the
in m toes. "Progress and Expansion Can
rot Be Stayed. and Nebraska Will Go
Back on Her Own Billy Bryan," fol
I wed In good marching order, sending up
tbelr Roman candles right and left
Then came the trunk of a gigantic flr
tree bark en. diaplaved by the Eastern
Xtumber Company, bearing the sign in
large Wack letters. "Some MeKlnley Tim
ner " This was accompanied by a huge
delegation of mill nvn, bearing a large
transparency with MoKiatey's signlfieant
words. It is better to opan the mills and
factories of the raited States to labor
than the mints ,to the coinage of free
silver." This sentiment was roundly ap
plauded. The men abo carried dinner
Tialls and had a transparency, "Our
:Votto: A Full Dinner Pail aad Prosper
ltv The tura-out of the North Pacific Lum
ber Company was led by a. detail of
Scotch banntns, followed by a large and
longthy annate fce of timbec, decorated
'wtth piotMrM of SMoKlaWr and Roosevelt.
Carriages f uH of members of ,the .state 1
central committee, leading- Republicans,
and gray-haired Lincoln men t 1SS0,
closed the first division.
The second division was in command of
Captain Sandford Whiting and his aids.
By this time the gaps in the parade were
closed up and the full effect of the sea
of moving colored lights stretching up
and down the streets could be grasped at
a glance. The Mount Tabor band kept
the division marching to sprightly airs,
and Immediately following came the
Young Men's Flambeau Club, neatly uni
formed in blue and white, military in ap
pearance, and sending up flames Into
the air at every step. Next followed the
strong array of the Toung Men's Repub
lican Club, with full dinner pails, flags
and torches. In carriages rode the officials
of the O. R. & N. freight office, and on
foot were the O. R. & . employes with
railroad lanterns and other Jllumlnants
and the transparencies. "We of the O.
R. & N. Shops Are Solid for McKin
ley," and then the "O. R. & N. McKinley
Club: We're Prosperous."
One of the best transparencies In the
GENEROUS DONATION TO THE HOME
The Daughters of the Late
in Memory oF
THE LATE HESRT FAILING.
A special meeting of the trustees of the Children's Home "was held
November 2, at which time a communication was received from the
daughters of Henry Falling, Inclosing a check for $15,000. The fol
lowing resolution was passed:
"The trustees of the Home, being informed at this time of the gift
of 515,000 to the endowment f.und by Henrietta E. Failing, Mary For
bush Falling and Emily Failing1 Cabell," in the name of their father,
Henry Falling, deceased, do gratefully receive the same, with sin
cere thanks to the donors, and have by appropriate resolution
placed the above sum In the endowment fund, to be Invested, and
the Income only appropriated to the uses of the Home forever. The
Henry Failing fund will be for us and our successors In this trust,
and for this city, a perpetual commemoration of his Interest in this
institution during the past years, and of his desire to preserve its
uses to coming generations."
This generous addition to the endowment will enable the trus
tees and members of the Home to enlarge its usefulness and provide
for more children. There has been for some years a considerable
curtailment of income and contributions,' so that the institution was
only maintained by the strictest economy and constant refusal of
additional work. The many friends of the Home will be gratified at
this evidence of confidence and the promise of Increased usefulness.
parade was a largo drawing of the Demo- r
cratic Jackass sitting on a cake of Ice,
labeled "The Ice Trust, and the quo
tation, "Whenever I think of the trusts
it sends cold shivers up my spinal col
umn." Another emblem that made a hit
was the display of the rubber trades, a
large figure of a full dinner pail In white
rubber that marched contentedly along
with the motto: "I'm for McKinley and
Prosperity." This was escorted by the em
ployes of the Goodyear Rubber Com
pany, in oil slickers, carrying their dinner
pails. The Mount Tabor Club, the Sev
enth Ward Club, the Scandinavian Repub
lican Club, swelled the ranks of this
division, all making a creditable show
ing. Third. Division.
Commander Thomas W. Edmunds and
'his aids led the third division, the lead
ing feature of which was the turn-out
of the Southern Pacific and Northern Pa
cific Railroad men, led by the Southern
Pacific Band. This division had a good
yell: Rah, rah, rah' Rah, rah, root!
Sunset. Shasta, Northern Route!
One of the transparencies bore this let
tering: "To Bryan Don't Mention the
Ice Trust Croker," and another: "I
want a Brand-new Paramount Issue It
Must be Silver-plated Bryan." On one
transparency was the motto: "Stand up ,
for America, and America will stand up , tt Pocatello convention. At that place
for you." A large facsimile of an Amerl- ' . , . , .. ..,,
can dollar was labelled: "50 Cents it j met, laat Jul the democrat. Sliver Re
Bryan is Elected: Under the McKinley I publican and Populist conventions. Af
Adminlstratlon, 100 Cents." Following ter an entire week of angry disputatloa
were the Flelschncr Mayer Company em- over the composition of a fusion ticket,
ployes; led by a bugle corps, and swelling the conventions agreed to disagree. The
this division to a goodly number were the democrats an.d Silver Republicans got
S? SuSiJJS I , - th s - "CK-
land. Sylvan. Llnnton "and Lents Clubs.
Commander Frank Zimmerman, his aids
and the Seventh United States Infantry
Band led the fourth and last division.
The Roosevelt Rough Riders Club was
greatly augmented and presented an ex
ceedingly nne appearance, with their neat
uniforms, torches and dinner-pails. They
bore a fine likeness of Colonel Roosevelt.
In, line were the employes of the City &
Suburban Railway Company and the
Portland Railway Company, "Wolff &
Zwicker's, Mason, Bhnnan & Company,
Portland General Electric Company, H. C,
Brecdon Company. Heywood
Omrlndad oa Ninth PcJ
BIG EIGHT IN IDAHO
Republicans Are Likely to
Carry the State.
TWO BRYAN ELECTORAL TICKETS
The C-oenr d'Alene Outragre a an
Iaaue Silver Republicans
Nearly All Baclc
MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 8. (Staff corre
spondence,) If a remarkable change of
political sentiment has occurred in Wash
ington, in Idaho there has been a revolu-
Henry Failing Give $15,000
tion. It seems almost Incredible, In view
of recent overwhelming Republican disas
ters, but the statement appears to be
warranted that McKinley and Standrod,
candidate for Governor, have an even
chance to carry the state. Doubtless the
Bryanltes still outnumber the Republi
cans, but the awkward and irreconcilable
differences that have sprung up among
them are as likely as not to achieve their
ruin. Here in a nutshell is the situation
as to the electoral ticket: There is one
set of McKinley electors, and two sets
of Bryan electors one of the latter full,
the other bobtailed. These Bryan tick
ets are to all Intents and purposes op
posed to each other, so that if McKinley
has a plurality of votes, he will get the
state. True, the Democrats and fusion
Popullsta have united In a desperate ef
fort to concentrate their vote on the
Democratic eleotors, but that many will
get away from them and vote for the
two People's Party nominees cannot be
doubted. The number may reach several
thousand; it is certain to be hundreds.
This very curious complication is the
frnif nf the nhnrtivp. effort for fusion at
of their own. But, before adjourn-
mg, me discerning j.-opuiisis, minaiui oc
the weakness of party managers and the
frailty of human nature generally, adopt
ed a resolution declaring In substance
that no nominee of the Democratic con
vention should be placed on their ticket
to fill any vacancies that might occur.
Thus they erected a barrier to any sub
sequent fusion arranged by zealous com
mittees. There followed protracted ne
gotiations between the different party or
ganizations, and several candidates were
withdrawn, from the Democratic ticket
to make room for Populists. But only
1 one Populist elector could be persuaded
to get out of the way for the Demch
crats. As a resutt, the official ballot now
contains the names of five Bryan elec
tors, -where only three can be elected.
There areflve state tickets between whicli
the ypter must choose; Republican, Demo
cratic. People's Party (Pocatello), Popu
list (MIddle-of-the-Roaders) and Prohibi
tion,. In addition t full Silver Republi
can list of nominees appears, but they are
precisely the same throughout as the
Democratic The People's Party ticket
contains several gaping blanks, the can
didates for Governor, Justice of the Su
preme Court, Lieutenant-Governor, Attorney-General
and one elector having
been persuaded to withdraw; but it fills
the regulation space as the official bal
lot, and will answer the purpose of at
tracting Populist votes. The names of
only two Presldehtlal'electors are offered,
and any person who puts an X opposite
them will be at a loss for a third. Somo
will perhaps not find one; others may
select any of the4threeDemocrats. What
ever they do, It means trouble and loss
for the cause of Bryan.
It Is agreed on all sides that the con-;
test in this state is 'exceedingly close
ana aouDizut. jjcw Deiieve tnat me plur
ality for "McKinley or Bryan will be over
1200 or 1500, which seems small enough,
but is a considerable margin in a state
casting less than 50,000 votes, one-u.ird
of them women, who simply supplement
the masculine vote, and are not expected
to have any particular influence on the
result. When Fred Dubois, with his
Ave niteguided associates walked out of
the St. Louis convention in 1896; he pub
lished the: boast that "McKinley rwould
not get 150 votes in Jdaho." JBut Dubois
was mistaken, as he usually is. The
total was over COOO. The gold standard
was found not. to be the dreadful thing
the great majority of Idaho .pj$ple had
lmaginedand two years later Moss (rep.)
for, Governor received over 131000 votes.
It is estimated that the aggregate of all
parties- this year will be about 46,000, so
that JRepiibllcans will need an additional
galnjf 10,000, or somewhat less, as oniy
a plurality will be required by the suc
cessful ticket. The accession's since 1$$
have been remarkably heavy; whether,
they are enough is a question, that will
be lansweredtnext Tuesday.
The SllveriRepublfcans have come baclc
almost in 'aDody all except Fred Du
bois and a few like him. Five- out of
eix St Loulsdelegates who bolted Mc
Kinley In 1S9S are loyally supporting him
now. Here is a list of prominent Silver
Republicans who have" forfnally dropped
the prefix: - ,
Bx-Congressman Willis Sweet, of Mos
cow, now making an active .rear-platform
campaign throughout the state for
W. E.' Borah, of Boise, an influential
citizen, and a fine speaker and candi,-'
date for Congress in 1S36. -v
1. - 45 Cf CampbelVoC&eur-dTAeneJ6S "Jjj
I -.A-....fcWW.r -W.Ww.i-. wv.ow -
sons, of Boise. ""
Ben Rich, of Fremont, a prominent
Judge J. H. Richards, present Mayor of
Mark Patrie, of Fremont; elected sec
retary of State in 1898 on fusion ticket;
now renominated by Republicans. '
Bartlett Sinclair, present State Auditor.
Lyttleton Price, of Blaine.
F S. Dietrich, of Pocatello.
Supreme Judge Sullivan, of Blaine.
Supreme Judge Huston, of Boise. "
George A. Robethan, late president of
the University of Idaho.
Every one of these gentlemen is well
known throughout Idaho, and their ex
ample has been followed by thousands of
the rank and file. Besides these, sev
eral prominent Democrats, like "R. E. Mc
Farland. ex-Attorney-General during
Steunenberg's first administration, and
Charles Hlmrod, of Boise, have quit
Bryan and have lined up with the Re
publicans. Prosperity has brought about the Idaho
metamorphosis prosperity and expansion.
Democrats still complain about the crime
of '73, but Republicans And that they do
not have to regard It as an Issue, and
they ignore it. The former Silver Re
publicans do not apologize for their ac
tion' in 1896, or explain why they came
back, farther than to declare that the
silver question Is settled, and therefore
all causes of difference between them and
their party have disappeared. Nearly ev
erything except wheat produced In Idaho
brings good prices wool, livestock, Kay,
flax, .fruit, and even lead and silver. In
Southern Idaho especially have times been
good. In 1S9S thousands of pounds of
wool were stored in the warehouses, lit
erally valueless because the freight
charges for reaching a market were as
high as the prevailing prlce Jfow In one
little town of 1200 Inhabitants Caldwell
a Blngle bank has (or recently had) $760,
XXX) in deposits. Similar stories of good
times come from all over the state, with
the single exception of Latah County.
Here the principal Industry Is wheatrals
lng, and the quotation in Moscow today
Is only 37 cents per bushel. So many of
the farmers here are still clamorous for
a change. The best change they could
make a change entirely in their own
hands they stubbornly declined to make,
and that Is to diversify their crops. Here
is a beautiful and fertile country, perfect
ly adapted to horticulture and a variety
of crops; yet they go on year after year
with the same old methods and the same
old crop. As a consequence, when wheat
is down the whole country Is down. But
this system, while not pecuniarily profit
able, has its compensations. It gives the,
wheatgrower about six months leisure
each year to sit around and cuss the Gov
ernment. Notwithstanding all this, Re
publicans expect to carry the county.
They succeeded here in 163S, because of
chronic rows among the fuslonlsts. Fu
sion has been tried here again, and there
is some semblance of harmony; but the
best they can hope for Is a mixed county
The Democrats are at a great disadvan
tage because they have to shoulder Fred
Dubois, who is heartily unpopular, and
the onus of the ugly Coeur d'AIene slN
uatlon. Dubois was Indorsed forSenator
by the fractional Pocatello conventions,
and Steunenberg was turned down. Now
it happens that Dubois is peculiarly ob
noxious to the great body of Mormon
voters in Southeastern Idaho. When' he
(Concluded oa Second e&4
INTEREST IN LONDON
Britishers Watching the Amer
can Politica Campaign.
DEFENSE QUESTION IS REVIVED
General Belief That England! Mnst
Soon Fight One of tke Great i
LONDON, Nov. 3. The reconstruction
of the British Cabinet and the climax 5of
rowdyism, which marked the home-coming
of the City Imperial Volunteers, were
the topics' pf the week. Next in order st
interest came the American electoral cam
paign. China was scarcely heard of. much
less seriously discussed. South Africa lis
a subject.whlch affords too little self-sat
isfaction to allow of it becoming keenly
Long biographies of the American candi-
LOOK OUT faR
Almost Any Kind f TricKery May Be Expected From
( ' Bryan-ils beaten beyond doubt, but his followers may be expected
-toattempt to turn votes their Tvay by trickery. At no time "during
the campaign has Bryan met the issues fairly. He stands upon a
16-to-l platform, but he has -evaded the money question with the
dexterity of a mountebank. la gold states he has let-it be under
stood that he would not or could not do anything that -would affect
the present currency law. "In sliver communities he has posed as
the. champion of silver. He has preached imperialism, but has
never defined it, and he has howled about militarism, when he well
knows that the country would never tolerate bayonet rule. His
only hope of success now lies in some new appeal to class hatred
or religious or race prejudice, or the old appeal put in a new form
for changing the votes of the credulous. Tammany's threat of riot
in New Torlt'bn election day proves the desperation of the Bryan
ltes. If they will not stop at, riot, how can they be expected to stop
at roorbacks? Look out for fake Indorsements of Bryan by labor
leaders and-the champions of the agriculturist. Look put for an
nouncements that prominent Democrats who have been opposing
Bryan have been won over to him. Look out for stories, faked for
circulation In gold states like Oregon, that Bryan, if elected, will
' deal, honestly with the money question. Look out for yarns affect
ing the attitude of the Republican party, or its candidates, or lead
ers toward the issues of the day. Regard with suspicion all Demo
cratic Inventions about the trusts. Tammany's ice trust, and Chair
man Jones' cotton-bale trust have treed the Democracy on the trust
question, and the Bryanltes will resort to any trick, however dis
creditable, to clear themselves. Remember that the campaign is
practically ended, and that everything that could he said on either
'aide has been said. Treat all lkst
'flrpt Thir thorn dnsm an IIh n-nrt
- . -5-.
dates were printed and more or less re
cent portraits of President McKinley and
Mr., Bryan were In great demand, while
long cable dispatches have been received
giving details of the campaign. These
vary with tho ponderous forecasts of the
Times and the purely humorous sketches
of some of the half-penny papers, supple
mented by special articles giving in mark
ed' cases unintentionally humorous de
scriptions of the American campaign ma
chinery. But whatever view the writers
have 'taken, they have succeeded In cre
ating an unusual amount of interest.
Americans in England are assiduously
buttonholed and requested to pronounce
an opinion as to who is going to get, In.
The National Review presents striking
articles, forcibly pointing out Great Brit
ain's need of political and economic re
construction, the inadequacy of both the
navy and army as at present constituted
to meet possible and even probable emer
gencies, and the inability of the country
to cope with a sudden invasion. These
come from the pens of English authorities
which are neither hysterical nor Ignorant,
George J. Goschen, the retiring First
Lord of the Admiralty, it is sold, has let
the British squadron in the for East bo
outnumbered by the Germans, and the
British, fleet in the Mediterranean is as
serted to be far below the necessary
strength, without coal stores and bases,
while the home dock yards arefllled with
reserve ships that cannot be kept in good
order, and an effective mobilization at
short notice is out of the question. Cap
tain Calrnes, with convincing detail, ex
poses how comparatively easy it would be
for France to land several hundred thou
sand men In England (basing his belier
on the landing of American troops near
Santiago) and marching them Into London
before the whole mobilization scheme
could be put in action.
Throughout these articles there" is the
evident conviction that Great Britain
must soon fight one of the great powers.
The shadow of that struggle already over
lies the land, which Is not moving hand
or foot to meet the pending crisis.
BERLIN'S CORRUPT POLICE.
Sensational Disclosures Brought Ont
at a Criminal Trial.
BERLIN, Nov. 3. The second trial of
the rich banker, Sternberg, sentenced last
April to two years' Imprisonment for a
crime against morality, this week again
showed incapacity, Illegal methods and
traces of corruption in the Berlin crimi
nal police, and the press Is vigorously de
manding the thorough reform of that
body. During today's proceedings the
Sternberg case assumed more sensational
features. The evidence showed that Crim
inal Inspector Hullesman accepted from
Sternberg 30,000 marks as a mortgage
upon his house, and a number of other
loans. Also that Privy Councillor Romel,
While stllV State's Attorney, accepted fa
vors from Sternberg. Police President
von WIndhelm today suspended Criminal
Commissioner von Treskowthlel and Offi
cer Stlngtaelter. In court today the girl
Wolga, upon whose testimony Sternberg
was convicted on his first trial, made a
full retraction yesterday, charging Offi
cers Btierstackdoter and Criminal Com
missioner von Treskowthlel with having
by Intimidation Induced her to testify
falsely. The handling of the mysterious
Jvonitz ritual murder case by the Berlin
.police has also shown their complete in
capacity. One paper published a list
showing that a majority of the murders
and other big criminal cases during the
past decade have been left undiscovered
by the police.
QUEIL.ED A TRIBAL WAR.
German Corvette Subdued Rebels in
the Admiralty Islands.
VICTORIA, B. C, Nov. 3. The German
corvette Moewe, according to advices
from the South Seas, has reached Sydney
and reports that she was called upon to
-quell a trlbil war on one of the Admiralty
Islands. Word was 'received bv her com-
mander that a section, of fighters, armed.
with rifles from a pirate schooner, had
butchered ICO natives, and the Moewe went
to the scene. Arriving off the village, a
landing party, consisting of 120 Germans,
put oft under four officers, and opened.
Are on the rebellious natives. The latter
made a stubborn stand and returned the
fire of the landing party. Fortunately
their aim was bad, and only three cas
ualties resulted, six of the natives being
shotdown. Eventually the expedition re
turned to the warship, which steamed,
close in to the beach and shelled the vil
lage with disastrous results.
Eight Fights With, Boers.
LONDON. Nov. 3. Lord Roberts, in a
dispatch from Johannesburg, dated No
vember 2, reports no less than eight ilghts
at different points, nil unimportant, but
significant Of the activity of the Boers.
General Kitchener, after a night march,
surmised Schoem's laager, at Stelnkamps-
berg, and then pushed on to Schalkbur-
gers laaget, at RooiKranz. rat tne uns
Ish were prevented from following np
tho Boers, who trekked north.
Prisoners in the hands of the British
aav the Boer losses in the fight -with
General Barton October 25, were 140 killed.
wounded or missing.
A Detenltlnar Paymaster.
BERLIN, Nov. 3. An Army Paymaster
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named Wild, atDarmstndt has fled, and
large defalcations in his accounts have
Registration Fraud In St. Lonls.
ST. LOtJIS, Nov. 3. Warrants have
been Issued for the arrest of 330 men,
charged with having registered fraudu
lently at different precincts In the down
town wards of the Twelfth Congressional
District. This action Was taken on In
formation filed by Chairman John B.
Owen; of the Twelfth Congressional Dis
trict Republican Committee. The commit
tee sent registered letters to the name3
a3 they appeared on the vMer,3 list from
rooming-houses and saloons In the dis
trict, and more than 1000 of these letters
have been returned with the report of the
Postofflce Department that the persons
named do not live at the places shown on
the registration list. On the strength of
these reports, warrants have been asked
for the arrest of more than 1200 persons,
and 350 of the warrants have been issued.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Chairman Payne gives McKinley 294 electoral
votes. Page 1. ,
Over 87,000 Republicans parade In New York.
Chicago Democrats had a bly carade. Page 2.
Bryan has gone to Lincoln to receive election
returns., Page 2.
Election claims made by state chairmen of -the
various parties. Page 3.
Chairman Babcock says there will he 200 He
publicans in the next house. Page- 1.1.
Chairman Jones repeats his forecast of four
years ago. Page 13. '
The allies defeated a large Chinese force In a
pass In the interior. Page 3.
Germany will not send any more troops to
China. Page 3.
Eastern football scores: Harvard 17, Penn
sylvania 5; Tale 18. West Point 0: Michi
gan 12. Indiana 0; Minnesota 6. Wisconsin
S; Iowa 17, Chicago, 0. Page 2.
Twelve men were killed in a mine explosion
in West Vlrclnla. Page 2.
Englishmen " are Interested in the coming
American election. Page 1.
The defense question Is revived in England.
Lansdowne will be a mere figurehead ' in the
British Cabinet. Page 13.
The Carllst uprising In Spain seems to be
checked. Page 13.
The Republicans have made remarkable gains
In Idaho. Page 1.
Wallowa County will reverse voto of 18SK5 by
giving McKinley a plurality. Page 4.
Association to control salmon output of the
Pacific Coas; Is discussed. Page 6.
Over 100 wagonloads of machinery are await
ing transportation to Sumpter mlnei.
Last boat from Dawson this season cleared
October 14. Page 4.
Portland High School defeated Pacific Uni
versity in football game at Forest Grove.
Commercial and Marine.
New York speculation pausing until after elec
tion. Page 23.
Weekly bank statement not very favorable.
Argentine wheat crop premises to be much
short of last year's. Page 23. . A
Steamship Scarpsno brings- a full cargo from
the Orient. Page 0.
Enormous wheat shipments for the week- end
ing yesterday. Page 9.
Import decision regarding deserting sailors.
BTenry Falling's daughters- give ? 15,000 to the
Children's1 Home. Page 1. e i j.
Greatest political parade ever, seen In Port
land. PaSe'l.' . -. . p"1
Multnomah' 8 ,footbaU' team defeated trrurer
mltjt et. ftrmrrw. Fas. 24
CLAIMS BY PAYNE
menton the Outlook.. '
SURE OF 294 VOTES
JTo Donbt About Jfevr Torki Indiana.
or Ohio Maryland and Kentuci?"
In Republican Column.
CHICAGO, Tfov. 3. Henry C. Payne,
chairman -of the exeautive committee o
the National Reuublroan Committee, fur
nished to the Associated Press KmJgBt
the following statement, giving the' out-
look from a Republican standpoint: ' '
"Our latest advices from New Yftrit are
conclusive that the state will give a
large majority fer McKmley. Looa( 'con
ditions in Greater New York, "better
known to the country, will Increase "Mr
Bryan's vote in the metropolis, but wo
believe that a majority for MalClaley lit
the state Is a meat conservative, estimate.
"Lately there has been some question
as to the result in "Maryland. Mr. Bryan's
visit to that state proved injurious to
his cause, and there has been in the last
few weeks a great revival of feellrfg
among sound money Democrats, especial
ly In Baltimore, which presages a ma
jority for MfeKinley of between 5000 and
"As to Ohio, while there may be some
losses in Cuyahoga County and In Cleve
land, and perhaps In one or two of-tne
other large cities, this will be made up
In tho rural districts of the state. "Ofe
predict with the greatest confidence a,
larger majority in the state than was
given in 1S66.
"Undoubtedly, Indiana has ben th'e
great battleground of the states of'the
Middle West. The Republicans will suffer
losses In a few of the larger cities, but
there will be gains among the farmers
and the first votes of the young men.
Developments show that the young men.
of the state are almost unanimously sup
porting McKinley. It la unddrstoed In
Indiana that the majority for the Re
publican ticket will be In excess ,4f
"In the Rocky Mountain States, those
that feur years ago w nt almost solidly
for free silver, there has been a revolu
tion in public sentiment, and it will not
be surprising if all or nearly all of them
reverse their positions of four years ago.
It is as certain as anything can be that
Kapsas, Wyoming,; .South Dakota and
Washington w4il be carried by the Reppb.
lloans by decisive majorities, and Nebras
ka, Utah and Nevada are more likely 'to
give their votes to McKinley than to
VThe results of the campaign Indicate
clearly that the Administration of Presi
dent McKinley will be sustained by tho
people and that he will secure a. larger
vote than In M86. both In the- popular
vote and in the Eleto&l College
Mr. "Payne fwralfeedthe ioltowlngi. table
ft of the. probable refliHt: -,.tji
t v f.
"Safely "Republiean kt ..'r .
California StKe-w Jprsey ........ 30
Cdnnectlcct WNew York ......,5
Delaware WNorth Dakota ..O 3-
Illinois WtOhio 33
Indiana latOregon "4
Iowa Pennsylvania ....-38
Kansas lOtRhode Island...... 4
Kentucky WBouth Dakota .... 4
Maine, fiiVermont 4
Maryland SftVashlngton 4
Massachusetts ,.. MftVest Virginia i..1 6
Michigan MrtVIsconsln . .'12
Minneeta , 9IWyomlng .. 3
tCew Hampshire.. 41 .
Probably Republican , t
Nebraska SjUtah .-'3
Sevada 3 ,
Total '. 14
Alabama llKorth Carolina... 21
Arkansas Sleuth Carolina.,,., 9
Florida 4jreunoasee 12
Georgia 13iTe?:as . 15
Louisiana SIVirginia -13
Colorado 4&bntana 3
Missouri ....17J Total 27
"In this list." says Mr. Payne, "Ken
tucky is put down as safely Republican.
The popular vote will show a majority
of not less than 30.C00 for McKinley. The
oply doubt surrounding the casting of the
electoral vote is that raised by the? ques"
tion whether the Democrats, acting un
der the provisions of the infamous Goebel
law, will be able to steal it."
Annual Report of the Auditor 'of th'e
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 The report t
the Auditor of the Postofflce Department
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 130J,
shows that the total revenues for tho
department fer that period were J103.
354,579. and the expenditures. $107,119,283,
leaving a deficit of $4,864,718. The amount
of stamps, stamped envelopes, newspa
per wrappers and postal cards sold dur
ing the year were 94,013,690 The amount
of second-class postage collected from
publishers and news agents was 33,835,
386. The inland mall shows an expendi
ture for transportation of $54,781,589, and
the foreign account an expenditure of
$1,956,701. The receipts from the domes
tic money-order system during the' year'
are shown to have been $1,915,452, and tho
expendituresi JM8.S67, leaving a net reve
nue' of $J.,246.60C. Notwithstanding this
favorable showing, the Auditor says that,
if charged its proper share of the Ex
penses of the service, there would be
shown a net loss of at least $100,000 an
nually. The report shows that the population
of the United State in 1700 was 4.00O.Q5O:
In 1900 it is over 76,C0O,e0d. Tho wealth af
the people In real and personal property
probably aggregated $2,0O0.OW.C00 In 1790,
and Is conservatively estimated at $TO,
X'.000.CO In 1900 The number of Postof
fices was 79 in 1790, and 676.8W. In 1900. Tha
postal revenues were $37,975 in 1790, and
$102,361,579 In 1W0. Therefore, while tho
population of the country has increased
19 to 1 In 110 years, and the wealth of
the people. 40 to L the number' of Post-
offices had Increased 1600 to 1, and the
revenues of the service, 2700 to L
The President' Callers.
CANTON. O., Nov. X Callers poured
Into the McKinley home in a steady
stream today. For the, most part they
were people who called to pay their-respects
or to shake bands with the Pres
ident. They came from many sections of
Headquarters of Salvation Army.
NEW YORK, Noy- 3-Commagder
Booth-Tucker and several other 'officers ef
the Salvation Army have purohtehomes
Jnount.virnon, in which" cify it is'sald
the American headquarters of the Army
will bo located.