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VOL. XIX. NO. 48.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
KRUGER AND LOUBET
Oom Paul Received by the
President at the Elysee.
WARM WELCOME BY PARISIANS
A?ed Traveler Worn Out by the Ex
ertion of His Trip Rumor of a
Plot Against Him.
PARIS. Nov. 24. Paris, while giving full
ivent to pent-up feelings of sympathy with
and admiration for the Boers, in her re
ception to Mr. Kruger today comported
herself -with wisdom and prudence. While
a few isolated Instances of anti-British
vociferation were unavoidable, never once
throughout the day was there any sem
blance of an organized demonstration
against England to mar the reception. But
especially reassuring was the character
of the reception, and It was with feelings
of reHef that the authorities went to bed
after the eloomy forebodings inspired by
the unfortunate Incidents which had
marked previous welcomes given to Mr.
Kruger en route to the French capital.
It is true that M. Lepine, Paris Prefect
of Police, displayed his Iron hand In a
way that rendered even partial success'
of any discordant outbreak Impossible,
yet It is but fair to emphasize the fact
that no disposition was ever evinced to
create trouble. The only difficulty es
perlenced was In keeping the throngs
from sweeping over the line of the route
In their eagerness to secure a glimpse of
Oom Paul. The most troublesome task
was nvet with at the outside In front or
the de Lyon, when Mr. .Kruger's landau,
drawn by six horses decked with rosettes
of the Boer colors and driven by a coach
man, wearing a similar favor in his but
Despite a doube line of police and
municipal guards, aided by mounted Re
publican Guards, the crowd which was
massed at the approaches to the station
numbering thousands swept over the cor
don and In the twinkling of an eye 2000
police and guards were mingled In inex
tricable confusion among the multitude.
SbL Meiine, who was preceding Mr. Kruger
In a carriage, however, took In the situa
tion at a glance and shouted to Mr.
Kruger's coachman to break into a gal
lop, and, escorted by the mounted guards
and a swarm of police on bicycles, he
dashed ahead Into the boulevard, where
a hedge of municipal guards kept the
crowd In bounds. A squadron of Horse
Guards with trumpeters and drums then
assumed the honors.
Upon reaching the hotel, Mr. Kruger
was taken to the first story In an ele
vator. As he emerged therefrom, a dele
gation from the Dutch Colony offered him
addresses and bouquets. On entering the
ante-chamber, five little Boer boys struck
up the "Volkslied." Mr. Kruger stopped,
bared his head and listened with tears in
his eyes. He then passed to his apart
ment. OH crowd' lmedia:tely-ln3isted'"Upon
tils coming upon the balcony, and chanted
a French version of the song famous at
the time of the Boulanger craze, " 'Tis
Boulanger That We Must Have," sub
stituting "Kruger" for "Boulanger." Mr.
Kruger appeared bowing, accompanied -by
his great granddaughter, dressed in white
and waving a little Boer flag, which
brought forth a storm of cheers and a
responsive waving of Boer flags by a
Croup of students who wore cockades.
Americans Caused Excitement.
At this moment, several persons shout
ing "Vive Kruger" attracted attention by
their English accent. The bystanders
turned toward them, looking ugly, when
one of the men cried: "We are Ameri
cans," and the attitude of the crowd
changed like magic and they exclaimed:
"Vive Amerlque." A few cries of "A bas
Chamberlain" and "Down with assassins"
were raised here, but the police sup
pressed them Instantly and arrested one
or two offenders. At the same moment,
a pair of horses attached to a carriage
standing before the hotel bolted, owing
to the tumult, and a policeman was badly
hurt in trying to stop them. Mr. Kruger
cent 100 francs to the injured policeman.
Among the callers upon the Boer Presi
dent were Prince Henry of Orleans, who
was received by Mr. Kruger, and Gen
eral Mercler and Comte de Ion.
Mr. Krugor, on arriving at the Elysee,
was received In the courtyard by a mili
tary band playing the Tranevaal hymn.
Mn Kruger hastened to salute the
French tricolor when trumpets sounded
and drums beat. Mr. Kruger took a
eomowhat roundabout route from the
hotel to the Elysee, In order to avoid
passing the British Embassy, which is
situated on the direct road. Special pre
cautions had been taken to protect the-
building, the gates of which were closed,
and police and mounted guards formed
a cordon extending some distance on
either side of the Embassy, to provide
against any hostile demonstration being
The Interview between M. Loubet and
Mr. Kruger was confined to mutual good
wishes and congratulations, without po
During Ihe remainder of the afternoon
and evening the crowds which had gath
ered cheered and sang the "Marseillaise"
almost Incessantly. Mr. Kruger. how
ever, declined to appear on the balcony
after dinner, and eventually the police
cleared the space in front of the hotel
of the concourse of people. Large num
bers remained In the neighborhood until
the early hours of the mbrnlng.
Ma Kruger's secretary announces that
Ws chief win remain In France only a
ehort time, going thence to Holland,
where he will make an equally brief
otay. after which he wity return to the
Mediterranean for the benefit of his
KRUGER IN PARIS.
Reception Given the Boer Traveler
at the French Capital.
PARIS. Nov. 24,-The City of Paris wel
comed Mr. Kruger today In a whole
hearted manner, according him a sincere
reception at the station, and showing by
the cheering of the crowds all along the
line that he was cordially welcome and
had the sympathy of the populace. The
thoroughfares through which Mr. Kruger
passed were not laviehTf -ntr. i
a few flags were flying and the hotel wast
..v, urcoraiea, wft:je from early raora-
5w'Jt?et.,hawkrs d,d not Permit Pe
destrians to forget that It was Kruger
?'JF .rtf, ,n8a were offered
for sale Small Boer flags, badges of the
Boer colors and scarfpins of the same
character were called out on the boule
vards and lucky were the salesmen, for
almost every person wore a Boer em
Diera i?yJ?., 'F,0( the sidewalks began to
-fL1 Ln th lWty th railroad
rtation and about the Hotel Scribe the
crowd constantly increased in size.
Email squads f guard on foot and
mounted were continuously pasinir evi
dence of the fact t,t Lr.r:
was taWng Btringcht precautions to pre
vent trouble. On the Place do la Bastile. I
a few Nationalist groups collected, but
they soon dispersed. By the time the
train was due all the places of vantage
about the railroad station and the hotel
were packed for a distance of about a
Among those gathered at the railroad
station were Count Bonl de Castellane
and several other well-known Nationalist
Deputies, and Miss Maud Gonne, and a
party of the Irish delegation. The crowd
on the platform pressed so closely about
Mr. Kruger's salon car that for a time
he was unable to ajight and stood on the
footboard bareheaded, acknowledging the
plaudits of his admirers.
Mr. Crozier, Chief of the Protocol De
partment of the Foreign Office, to which
Is entrusted questions of etiquette and
the receptions of diplomats and others,
advanced and bade Mr. Kruger welcome
in the name of President Loubet and the
French Government. Mr. Krger bowed
his thanks. Mayor Grebauval then greeted
Mr. Kruger in behalf of the municipality
of Paris and the president of the pro
Boer committee and others presented the
aged traveler with addresses of welcome,
to which Mr. Kruger replied that he was
touched to the bottom of his heart by the
welcome he had received and could not
find words to express his appreciation of
the sympathy Frenchhmen were display
ing towards his conutry. He concluded
with saying he had faith In the Boer na-
" J V - -ii - -. i. m- h . - . Jfc r hLmAl .
WHO FOUNDED THE HOUSE OF
tlon which, though tempest-tossed, would
keep afloat and never sink.
The Start From Dijon.
Mr. Kruger and party entered the train
at -Dijon at 6:S0 A. M. His salon cars
were attached to the train deluxe from
the Riviera to Paris. In spite of the
early hour, a fair number of Inhabitants
assembled on the platform to cheer the
departing statesman. Mr. Kruger ut
tered a few words of thanks to the
city for Its splendid welcome.
The train stopped only once en route,
at La Roche. Here a deputation with
flags was waiting at the station to present
Mr. Kruger with a warmly worded ad
dress of admiration and sympathy for the
Boer cause. Mr. Kruger thanked the
deputation through his Interpreter. The
crowd, which was of respectable num
bers for such a small town, gave the dis
tinguished traveler unstinted applause.
Elsewhere along the route there were
the same scenes as yesterday. People
wore waiting on the sides of the track
and on bridges and other points of vant
age. They waved their hats and cheered
as the train rushed past at high speed.
Nearing Paris these gatherings grew
more frequent and of larger numbers,
until the train approached the termi
nus, the Gare de Lyon, here. Then a
romarKable spectacle was presented. Not
only the windows, but the roofs of the
houses commanding a view of the track
were covered with spectators. In addi
tion, the railroad employes, engineers,
cleaners, porters and guards, had clam
bered on the trains lying on the side of
the tracks and at the coaling platforms
at every point where a glimpse only of
the train itself could be secured.
This, however, was merely a foretaste
of the spectacle which greeted Mr. Kru
ger's eyes when the train steamed Into
the station Itself. Notwithstanding strin
gent precautions to admit only ticket
holders, a large assemblage filled the
station, while through the open doors
could be seen a huge concourse of people
gathered In the courtyard outside. The
Mayor and Municipal Councillors, a num
ber of Senators, Deputies, army officers
and reporters were mustered on the plat
form. Krajrer Replies to an Address.
Replying to an address of the Paris
Boer committee, Mr. Kruger said:
"I am deeply touched by the sympathy
the population of all the French towns
I have passed through have displayed to
me by such striking demonstrations. I
have seen the gatherings and I realise
that all Frenchmen, like myself, are con
vinced of the Justice of our cause. Wo
are seeking to maintain our Independence,
feeling that the independence of the peo
ple In Itself guarantees peace. It Is In
order to obtain this peace founded on lib
erty and Justice, that we sn strmrirUnr.
on the soil of the two republics and that
I have myself come to you. Never would
I dream If soliciting the least favor of
an unjust character. I have clearly
proved this by never ceasing to ask for
arbitration and that is what I still de
mand. I rely on the good offices of the
people and especially on the sympathy
of the French people."
Mr. Kruger was to have passed through
the station, which had been specially ar
ranged as a salon of hnnnr Hnt- nm
fusely decorated with flowers, and where
he was to be formally received by the
Mayor and Municipal Councilors, but for
some reason the Mayor received him on
the platform instead, and Mr. Kruger, to
the great disappointment of those walt
zing in the salon of honor, passed out
through another door to the front of the
station, where a pair-horse laudau was
drawn up. Mr. Kruger entered this vehi
cle and waa at once driven off for his
hotel amid enthusiastic cheering, which
followed him along the whole route
along the outer boulevard, across the
Place de la Republlque, which was a per
fect sea of spectators, and through the
central boulevards. He arrived at the
Hotel Scribe at 11:30 A. M. A large es
cort of mounted Municipal Guards rode
around Mr. Kruger's carriage.
AlonJT the main Jvmlpvnrrln th rT..
Increased In site, and as Mr. Kruger J
(Concluded ob Third Pftto.)
NO FEAR OF EMPIRE
President McKinley's After
- Election Speech
AT PHILADELPHIA UNION LEAGUE
Forces That Brought About the Vic
tory, and Great Importance
of the Result.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24. President
McKInley today paid his first visit to this
city since his election, and met with an.
enthusiastic reception. He came as the
guest of the Unon League, having been
Invited to attend the "Founder's Day"
banquet of that organization. The Presi
dent was accompanied by all the members
of his Cabinet, except Secretary Root,
who is in Cuba. The Presidential party
arrived here with a special train over
UFMATT, "WOLFE fc CO. IX 1850.
the Pennsylvania at 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon, and was met at the station by
a committee of "Onion League members.
Carriages were in waiting and the party
was driven through the principal streets
in the center of this city, escorted by the1
Firt City Troop.
An immense throng was in waiting at
tho station and the appearance of the
President .was the signal for an outbreak
of applause. Women waved handker
chiefs and silk flags and men, raised their
hats as President McKInley passed. From
the train to his carriage Mr. McKInley
carried his silk hat In his hand and
bowed in acknowledgment of the ovation
extended him. The streets along the route
were lined with cheerings crowds, and the
President seemed greatly pleased with
the cordial reception. Some business
houses and residences were decorated
with the National colors. v
The party" was driven to the residence
of E. T. Stotesbury, and at 6 o'clock
went to the Union League. Broad street,
in front of the clubhouse, was crowded.
As the President stepped from his car
riage and made his way up the steps of
the building, he was vociferously cheered.
Inside the clubhouse the members crowd
ed about the Chief Executive, who was
compelled to submit to much handshak
ing. The President's Speech.
The party then proceeded to the banquet-room,
where covers had been laid
for 344 persons. Following is the text of
President McKinley's speech:
"Gentlemen of the Union League An
after-dinner speech Is to me always a
difficult performance, and an after-election
speech after dinner is a still more
difficult task, and I shall do little more
than make acknowledgment to this patri
otic association for Its "unceasing loyalty
to the Government; for the earnest sup
port It has given to tho present Adminis
tration in the trying years through which
it has passed, and express my sincere
thanks for the great honor this meeting
and demonstration bring to me, which
should be shared by my distinguished as
sociate on the National ticket, the Vice-President-elect,
as well as by those con,-
nectea with me in the conduct of public
"Wo are always In danger of exaggera
tion on an occasion of exultation over a
political victory, and while the result is
mainly due to tho efforts of our splendid
party, there is sometimes a tendency to
give too little credit to other forces which,
silent though they may be, however, are
none the less potential. Wo must not
withhold generous acknowledgment from
that great body of our citizens who, be
longing to another party, powerfully as
sisted In the achievement of the result
which you celebrate tonight; nor for that
other large body, former members of our
party, who, with honesty of purpose, sep
arated from us a few years ago on finan
cial issues, but have now returned and
are home again to stay. Nor is any ac-"
counting ror the victory either just or ac
curate which leaves out of the calcula
tion the almost unbroken column of labor,
engaged In mechanics and agriculture,
which rejected the false doctrine of class
distinction as having no placo In this Re
public, and which rebuked those teach
ings which would destroy the faith of
American manhood in American charac
ter and American institutions. The busi
ness men in every part of the country,
typified by this great organization, were
a mighty factor In the recent contest.
And may we not also ascribe much to the
Influence of the; home, with Its affiliations?
In any previous election was it greater
or In any way did the counsels of the
fireside determine more largely the vote
of the electors?
"Nothing In government can be more
Impressive than a national election, where
the people delegate their power and In
vest their constitutional agents with au
thority to execute their behests. The very
character of the transaction clothes It with
solemnity. It Is a serious business. Its
issues are always momentous. What a
lesson In self-government it teaches.
Sixteen million voters on -the same day
throughout every section of tho United
States depositing their mandate and, re- J
cording their wllL Done by the people in
their own communities. In the very pre
cincts of tho home, under the supervision
of their fellow-cltlzena and chosen offi
cials to insure its freedom and independ
ence, the ballot a secret one. God forbid
that any citizen selected for that sacred
trust should ever attempt to divert the
will of the sovereign people or tamper
with the sanctity of their ballots.
"Some disappointments follow all elec
tions. But all men rejoice when an elec
tion .is so decisive as to admit of neither
dispute nor contest. The value of a na
tional victory can only be rightly meas
ured arid appreciated by what It averts,
as well as by what It accomplishes. It Is
fortunate for the party in power if it
understands the true meaning of the re
sult. Those charged by the people with
administration and legislation are re
quired to interpret, as well as to execute,
the public will, and its rightful Interpreta
tion Is essential to Its faithful execution.
We cannot overestimate the great im
portance and the far-reaching conse
quences of the electoral contest which
ended on the 6th of November. It has
to me no personal phase: It Is not the
triumph of an Individual, nor altogether
of a party, but an emphatic declaration
by the people of what they believe and
would have maintained In government.
A great variety K of subjects was pre
sented and discussed in the progress of
the campaign. We may differ as to the
extent of influence of the several Issues
involved, but we are all agreed as to cer
tain things which It settled. It records
the unquestioned Indorsement of the gold
standard. Industrial independence, broad
er markets, commercial expansion, recip
rocal trade, the open door in China, the
Inviolability of tho public faith, the inde
pendence and authority of the judiciary,
and peaco and beneficent government un
der American sovereignty In the Philip
pines. American credit Is unimpaired,
the honor of the American flag unsullied,
and the obligations of a righteous war
and treaty of peace unrepudiated.
"The Republican party has placed upon
It tremendous responsibilities. The party
could ask no higher expression of confi
dence. It is a great thing to have this
confidence; it will be a greater thing to
deserve and hold it. To this party are
committed new and grave problems. They
are too exalted for partisanship. The
task of settlement is for the whole Ameri
can people. Who will say they are un
equal to it?
"Liberty has not lost, but gained in
strength.. The structure of the fathers
stands secure upon the foundation on
which they raised It, and is today, as It
has been In tho past and as It will be In
the years to come, 'the government of the
people, by the people and for the people.'
"Be not disturbed; there is no danger
from empire; there Is no fear for tho Republic"
Governor Roosevelt's Remark.
Vice-President-elect Roosevelt followed
Mr. McKInley. He said In part:
"There was no doubt about our position
before the election and here Is no doubt
about It now. We are going to carry
on the policy that has been pursued dur
ing the last four years. It has been tho
signal good fortune of this Nation on
the first occasion when it mixed in world
politics to fix the standard to which the
other nations of the world will come In
dealing with the affairs of the great
Asiatic nations. We haye kept the cur
rency sound. We have kepttlfeJpjld
standard for the past four years and It
will be kept in the coming years-And
the Nation has decided that the flag- shall
float over the Philippines. Peace shall
come to them as a constantly" Increasing
measure of self-government will be given
them, but, first of all, order must be re
stored in them.
"Gentlemen, I am sure that I state your
views when I say that every rational
effort for the betterment of the condition
of either the wage-earner or the tiller of
the soil will have the heartiest support
of the Republican party; "that we realize
that the welfare of the Nation depends
ultimately more than all else upon the
welfare of the wage-worker and of the
man who tills the soil.
"I feel that we are to be congratulated,
not merely as Republicans, but as Amer
icans, because we approach the 20th cen
tury in the knowledge that these people
have, with seriousness of purpose, set
their faces to a proper ' solution of the
many problems which a great nation has
to meet and which this Nation must solve
alike in Its home policy and in doing Its
share of the world work that confronts
all the great world powers."
Senator Lodge and Senator Wolcott also
At the conclusion of the dinner the
President held a reception and all- paid
their respects to him. At midnight the
President left for Washington.
The President at a Weddlntr.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 24. President Mc
KInley was a guest at the wedding of
Miss Lillian Gary, daughter of the ex-Postmaster-General,
to Robert Coleman
Taylor, of New York, which took place
here today. With the President, who ar
rived here shortly before noon on a special
train, were Secretary and Mrs.1 Gage,
Secretary and Mrs. Hitchcock, Postmaster-General
and Mrs. Smith, Secretary
Wilson and Miss Wilson, and, other nota
The wedding ceremony took place at the
home of ex-Postmaster-General Gary at
noon, and was performed by the Rev. Dr.
Maltble D. Babcock, of New York.
Retaliatory Measures Reiner Devised,
by the Washington Government.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. The Turkish
authorites, having refused to grant an
exequatur to Dr. Thomas H. Norton to
act as United States Cdnsul at Harpoot,
the Indications point to some retaliatory
measures on the part of our Government
In the near future. The Turkish con
tention now is that they permitted a
United States Consulate to be established
at Brzeroum under an Implied under
standing that the United 'States would
abandon Its claim to a Consulate at Har
poot. That there was some shadow of
foundation for this understanding is ad
mitted, but It Is still the purpose of the
United States to establish this Consulate
because the British Government has since
been permitted to locate a Consul at
Harpoot and, under the favored nation
clause of our treaty with Turkey, the
United States Government claims the
same commercial privilege as Great
Britain. The last adverse decision of
the Turkish Government in this matter
has not modified the orders to the big
battleship Kentucky to proceed from
Naples to Smyrna.
Porte Firm In Its Refusal.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Friday, Nov. 23.
United States Charge d Affaires Grlscom
called upon Tewflk Pasha, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, yesterday to urge a set
tlement of the difficulty in relation to
the granting of an exequatur to Dr.
Thomas H. Norton, who some time ago"
was appointed by President McKInley to
establish a Consulate at Harpoot. The
Porte, however. Is firm" in its refusal to
grant the request for an exequatur.
Kentucky Sails for Smyrna.
NAPLES, Nov. 24. The United States
battleship Kentucky has vailed Xor
NEW WAR TAX BILL
Progress Being Made by Ways
and Means Committee.
SCHEDULE B WILL BE WIPED OUT
Pressure Belne Brought on the Mem
bers to Remove numerous
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. The sub-committee
of the Republican membership of
the ways and means committee held a
short session today and adjourned until
Monday." The sub-committee has not yet
completed the draft of the bill, but is
It is stated that it is not likely that
the general outlines agreed on will be
changed before the bill goes to the full
committee, unless there Is a great pres
sure among Republican members as they
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Dr. B. L. Steeves, Mayor of Huntington, was born in Canada In 1868, B came to Ore
eon in 1888, and settled at Salem, where he attended and graduated from the Willamette
University, in 1801. In 1894 he graduated frop the Willamette Medical College. He has
been a resident pt Huntington since 1807. Ih 1893 he and Mfs --Sarah Hunt, of Salem,
daughter of G. W.Hunt, a pioneer settler In that country, were married. They haver two
.children, a boy ahd sirLJ
arrive in the city. It' is understood, that
in addition to reductions heretofore men
tioned, the increase of 60 cents per 1000
on cigars will' be removed; also that the
stamp taxes on steamship tickets will be
taken off, because "the revenue received
does not Justify the difficulties of collec-'
tlon. Members of the committee have
been asked to remove the stamp taxes
on foreign bills' of exchange and bills of
lading, and It is possible that that mat
ter may be reopened. The tax on parlor
car chairs and sleeping berths will .re
main. The most important changes In the pres
ent law will be schedule" B, which practi
cally will be wiped out, arid which In
cludes medicines and proprietary articles.
Th'e tax also, probably, will be removed
from conveyances, mortgages, etc. These,
with the abolishment of taxes on express
receipts, telegrams, bank checks and
some other stamp taxes, will. It Is said,
secure the reduction of $30,000,000, which
Is the amount agreed upon ,by the Treas
ury officials and the committee.
BRYAN IN CHICAGO.
Discussed the Future of the Democ
racy With Townc.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. Mr. Bryan arrived
In Chicago this morning from Lincoln.
He drove to the Auditorium Annex,
where he did not register, but was at
once shown to the room occupied by
Chairman Towne, of Minnesota. Thero
he remained In consultation with Mr.
Towne and ex-Senator Dubois, of Idaho,
until tonight, when he returned to Lin
coln. Mr. Bryan refused to say what
was discussed during the meeting, but
did not deny that the future policy of
the Democratic party was one of the
J'I expect to remain' in politics as long
as I live," said Mr. Bryan. "I shall con
tinue to advocate and work with both
tongue and pen for the principles for
which I have fought so long. I shall
continue to reside In Lincoln."
To the question of what he thought of
the proposed reorganization of the Demo
cratic party, he said:
"I have nothing to say on that subject
at' this time. When the opportune time
comes for me to express myself, I shall
be heard. I shall write my -views out
carefully. In order that my position may
not be misunderstood. I have neither
the Inclination nor the time to do so
"I have received Innumerable offers for
my services, comprising opportunities In
nearly all the vocations of life, but I am.
not looking for a positionnot now," and
he Joined with Mr. Towne In a hearty
laugh. "I am In the best of health, and
expect to be exceedingly busy for some
time to come. I have not seen any of
the local politicians. I came here to con
sult with Mr. Towne and one or two other
men in regard to matters which I do not
care to talk about."
BRTAJT A FA1MJKE.
Hoke Smith Says the Silver Question
Muni Be' Dropped.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Nov. 2L Hoke Smith.
Secretary of the Interior in President
Cleveland's last term, said today. In ref
erence to Mr. Bryan's expressed Inten
tion of adhering to the principles of the
"I believe that Mr. Bryan deems it
propep to continue at this time to 'defend
the principles of the Chicago platform.'
He has twice received, as the nominee
of the Democratic party, the loyal sup
port of the Democrats of the Booth. Tho
the South, even for the nomination. I
disapprove the suggestion of reorganiza
tion of the party by certain persons In
the East, and I think Mr. Bryan 13 mak
ing a mistake equal to that which would
have resulted from any serious move
ment toward Eastern reorganization. The
Democratic party should stand between
the plutocrat and the socialist as the
party of the people. It should defend
the right of persons and of property, and
not be led Into attack upon either. The
South alone has remained steadfast to
the party, and our Senators, Congressmen
and people should assert their right for
the present tospeak for the party.
"While some of our best men believed
four years ago that the unlimited coinage
of silver would be desirable to furnish a
large supply of currency, conditions have
changed, and I have heard many of these
same men lecture that with the increased
supply of gold they are no longer pressing
the silver question. I believe Mr. Bryan
will And a majority of the former sliver
advocates in the South unwilling to follow
him further. There are some who, like
himself, opposed the platform but still
voted for Mr. Bryan after he was nomi
nated who will naturally join the former
silver men who do not intend to push
"Any effort to press him or his views
upon the country will meet determined
opposition. Mr. Bryan Is beloved' for his
honest intentions, but as a party leader
he has not' been a success."
TAGAL STRONGHOLD TAKEN
j Geronlmo's Fortress at PInnnran
Taken by Americans.
-"MANILA, Nov. 24. The fortress of the
insurgent chief Geroriimo at Plnauran,
which the Insurgents boasted as Impreg
nable, was taken and destroyed Thurs
day afternoon by a picked force of the
Forty-second and Twenty-eigth Infantry
and. Troop G of the Fourth Cavalry, 'un
der Colonel Thompson. Gerontmo and
most of the rebels escaped. 'The leader
leng harassed the Twenty-seventh In
fantry, operating In the .vicinity of San
Mateo, Montalban and Novallches. He
was Anally located at Plnauran, 35 miles
north of Manila. His position was con
sidered the strongest In Luzon. It was a
stone ' fortress surrounding a steep hill
surrounded by canyons. The Spanish force
lost heavily In attempting to take it.
Colonel Thompson mobilized 1000 men
at Montalban. Tho attack was made
upon four sides tho main body under
Major Carry, of the Forty-second, ad
vancing from the south Captain Atkin
son, of the Twenty-seventh, from the
east; Captain Castoll, of the Twenty
seventh, from the west, and Captain
Sloan, of the Twenty-seventh, from the
north. The ascents were steep and the
men climbed them by grasping the shrub
bery. It was Impossible for the eastern
column to reach the summit, but the
others arrived after three hours' climbing
under fire from the fortress and the hill
The enemy's force, numbering several
hundred, fled before the attackers reached
tho top. The Americans destroyed 1000
Insurgent uniforms, scores of buildings
and large stores of supplies and seized
a barrel full of documents. Private Hart,
of the Twenty-seventh, and Private Kop
ner, of tho Forty-second, and two native
scouts wore killed, and 12 of the attack
ing forces were wounded. The Insurgent
casualties could not be ascertained.
Lieutenant Alstetter, of the United
States Engineer Corps, who was recently
released by the Insurgents arrived in
Manila this evening. He had been in
captivity at Bubalto since August 12.
General Funston surrendered tho rebel
Major, Vantus, on the release of Lieuten
ant Alstetter. The latter Is well and says
that he received good treatment. He
escaped September 21, but was recap,
It Is unofficially reported that General
Torres, tbo insurgent commandant at
Bulacan, has been captured by General
Grant's scouts. General Grant wired Gen
eral Whtaton that the entire garrison at
San Jcje had been captured, but Gen
eral Torres waa not among them.
The Hong Kongr Junta.
LONDON, Nov. 24. The request ot Am
bassador Choate for the suppression of
the Filipino Junta at Hong Kong has been
put In the hands of the Colonial Office.
It will probably take some weeks to as
certain the facts, with doubtful results.
An official said:
"Hong Kong, of course, Is part of a
free country, and we cannot take .too ar
bitrary steps, even to please America.
Most of the International plots are
hatched right here In London: but we are
quite powerless to suppress them."
A Philippine Statistician.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. Lawrence Ja
cobs, one of the experts in the loan and
currency department of the Treasury, has
been appointed Statistician of the Philip
pine Commission. He will proceed to Ma.
ALL ON BOARD LOST
Wreck of the Steamer Stolaf
in the Lower St Lawrence.
RAN ASHORE IN A HEAVY GALE
Nineteen of the Crevr and Seven Pas
e&gert Perished One Wom
an's Body Recovered.
QUEBEC, Nov. 24. The steamer Stolaf.
coasting between this port and Esqui
maux Point, in the Lower St. Lawrence,
ha3 been wreoked off Seven Islands, and
all on board perished 10 of the crew ana
The Stolaf left here Sunday morning on
her last trip to Esquimaux Point, carry
ing government malls, passengers and a
large cargo. All apparently wont well on
the way down, and the steamer left Im
mediately on her return to this port. The
last news heard of the Stolaf until this
morning was that she had left Sheldrake
Wednesday. Shortly after this, the sig
nal station dispatches reported rough
weather, with gales of wind and snow,
and It Is supposed that during one or
these gales tho Stolaf ran ashore on one
of the rocks at th eentrance of the Seven
Islands, as a dispatch states that she waa
wreoked on Boule Island.
The officers and crew of the Stolaf were:
P. T. Lemastre, captain: Louis Caron.
first mate; Charles Boudreaux. second
mate; F. T. Velt. purser; Joseph T. Rexn
blay. steward: Joseph Roy, cook; Arthur
Lemalre, Joseph Gauthlcr. Sam Doyle,
William Blalney. seamen: Amedee Vig
nautt, lamp-trimmer; Joseph Arsenau,
cabin boy; Gus Lafleur. mossroom boy;
Eugere Bolanger, chief engineer; James
Brunei, second engineer; Wilfred Bo
langer, third engineer: Odilen Cormier,
John Gagne and Thomas Doyle, firemen.
The passengers were: Louis Ganen, of
Pentecost: Joseph Bacon, Clarence Bond,
Jeremle Chine, Michael Maher, of Shel
drake; Napoleon Baughln, of St. John's
River, and Miss Marie Page, of Thunder
River. The latter's body has been found.
The Stolaf was an Iron steamer of COS
tons, built on the Clyde In 1SS2, and was
valued at WO.fOO.
SENATOR DAVIS CONDITION
Only Ills Tremendous "Will "Wards
Oil Dcnth. .
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 24. The flgh't
of a tremendous will against physical
disease has alone kept Senator Davia
alive for the past 24 hours. Last night
was the worst he has passed since the
beginning of the acute kidney troubles.
Reports from the residence late this aft
ernoon etated that he waa resting quietly
and there was no apparent change In his
ATJL. Minn.. Nov. 25. Att 1 ofofoote
fDr. StomTlssued a btflfgthr as!-fdl!6wsr
"Senator Davis has been resting quietly
for a short time. Temperature, 991-i;
pulse fluctuating between 120 and ISO; res
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Progress is being made by the ways, and,
iiioaiia vuiumiueu un uiu wur-ias Din.
The monitor Nevada was launched at
Bath. Page 2.
The Republic of Acre sends a Minister to
Washington. Page 2.
Russia is soon to withdraw her troops
from China. Page 3.
Salisbury has Hay's note. Page 3.
The Empress Dowager is again reported
to be 111. Page 3.
Kruger was received by President Loubet
In Paris. Page 1.
A St. Lawrence River steamer was
wrecked and 26 persons perished.
The British are amused at the French
reception of Kruger. Page 13.
A war expert makes an attack on Kitch
ener. Page 13.
German papers warn the Emperor to be
more careful In his talk. Pago 13.
President McKInley spoke In Philadelphia
on the result of the election. Page L
Football scores: Yale 28, Harvard 0; Wis
consin 27, Illinois 0; Oregon 'varsity
freshmen 33, Portland Academy 0; Pa
cific University 21, North Pacific Dental
College 0. Pages 2 and 10.
The National Irrigation Congress will
hold two meetings next year. Page 3.
A dam broke in Tlllamcok County and
destroyed an electric sawmill. Page i.
Ontario will make a hard fight to wrest
the county seat of Malheur County
from Vale. Page 4.
A large body of copper ore has been dis
covered in the Sumpter mining district.
Proleot of the O. R. & N. Co. to facilitate
steamboat traffic between Astoria and
Ilwaco. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Northern Pacific's recent pnenomenal ad
vance. Page 23.
Weekly bank statement. Page 23.
Money In good demand In Londaa.
Page 23. .
Foreign crop conditions. Page 23.
Ocean freights Inactive, but steady.
Manila Jute output, Page 10.
Kuettcmeyer acquitted of murder after
short deliberation. Pago 24.
Multnomahs defeat Chemawas at football.
Several charitable Institutions make
Thanksgiving appeals. Page 8. "
Features and Departments.
Society in and out of town. Pages 14
Books and muslo. Page 14.
"At the Play." Page 17.
"White or Dark Meat." Page 25.
"Thanksgiving Day Game"; "Eugena
Lads Home Again"; "Activity at Mult
nomah"; miscellaneous sporting mat
ters. Page 26.
"Funny Things In Prose"; "Soma Things
to Be Thankful For"; "Poems Worth
Reading." Pago 27. "
"Found Mine and Lost It"; "His Thanks
giving Feast"; "At Center of the
Whirl"; "On Our Thanksgiving Day";
miscellaneous matters for children.
Page 28. ,
Fashions and Woman "Smart Things In
Skirts" Our Women of Clubdom";
"Aids to Health and Beauty"; mis
cellany. Page 20.
"Carpenter In the Orient"; "Philippine.
Mali Service." Pago 30.
"Norman Holt," serial, by General
Charles King. Page 3L
"Thanksgiving of the Pioneers"; "Buffalo
Getting Ready"; "Silas and His -Boy
Joe"; "From" Head to Fooft "A
ThanJa$lvlns Odo"; miseaUjux. -Pfre
last time ha .met with, no opposittao. In J