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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLICS
OW Four Women in One B
Found Fame and Fortunc-rsi-
Real-Lsfe Romance by Ada Patten
ST. LOUIS, MO.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 80. 1900.
I In St. I.onl. One Cnt.
T)"RTriT? - Ontlde St. I.oaln. Tno Cents,
i XHAUl 0n Trains. Three Cents.
BRITISH DEFEATED BY
BOERS AT DEWETSDORP.
0 FIERY FURNACE.
DeWet Takes Town Capturing Four Hundred
Men and Two Guns London Fears
Loss is Greater.
Thirteen Persons Perish
in San Francisco
J. A. Mulrooncy,
W. 11. RckfeMt.
I'r.ink New by.
Wllltim Valencia, i
Talleyrand Rarnvrsl!. J
31. Van DIna. ?
Carroll Harold. .
Most Seriously Injured.
'THE Oddest Evening Parly of the
Season Will Be Described, With
Ma.ny Pictures, in The
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Lcndon. Nov. 20. (Cl light. ISM. by W.
It. IIeatU-A disaster to British arms
.which is a forcible reminder of whit was
inking place in South Africa ii year ago. is
reported to the "War Office Viy Lord Roberts
in the following terms:
"The Dewetsdorp s.irrlun of two guns
of ths SlUv-cighlh Field Battery, with de
tachments of the Gloucester Regiment, the
Highland Light Infantry and Iriah Rifles.
tCO In all. surrcndciod at ."5:30 p. in.. Novem
ber 2. Our Pisses- were fiflten men killed
and fort-twi wounded, including Major
Hansen and Captain Hicliy The enemy is
said to he -.ZCO struc.
"Four hundred men were dlsr.a'chcl fiom
Edeiibutg to reliie Dewitsdurp, but they
did not su.-reed in reaching there in tims.
Kno joircd thu force and found Dcwits
dorp evacuated. Seventy-live Mek and
wounded had been left there. Knox, pursued
and is reported to liac successfully uigaged
Steyn and Dewet near Va.ilbaiik, Nue:n
"They retired wr.n and sonthwes-t. Knox's
mc-senger failed to set through, so I have
71. is re:.irt. however, does not tell the
whole stoiy. It is the forci miner of a more
grave announcement, which i withheld by
the War Offire. in line with the policy
adopted last year of li'st indicating a re
verse and then publKh.i!r. the detail'-.
Severe llri'.i.sh I.usw.
It is said that tho War Oilice is. in le .-ipt
of a later dispatca from Lord Roberts, de
scribing an ambu-ih of Briti-di troops by
.the Boers and a li'-aster s'milar to that in
which Lord Mfthuen ilsurcd during the
earlier operatior.s at the Modflcr River. The
loss to the British In this latr encasement
is said to be extremely heavy.
Press ditpa'ehes had told earlier in the
day of the evacuation and recapture of De
wetsdorp. bet Lord Roberts's dispatch was
the first tidings of the loss of 40 men and
De Wet knew that Knox was close on his
tracks, so he stayed in Dewetsdorp only
Ions cnoush to secure the two fifteen
pounder suns, their '.tnmunition, the provi
sions, live stock and prl-sonerr, and then he
made a dash to the west towaid where
Commandant Hertzrr's commando was, at
Knox reached Dewetsdorp on November
K and found it evacuated. Ho pushed on
after De Wet and overtook him on Tuesday.
Colonel Pilcher, presumably in command of
the 1.500 men frorr Edensburg, also at
tacked .the Boers so s'arply that they were
obliged to abandor. r.iuch1 ofthe loo? of
Dewetsdorp and rrany horses and retreat.
Before retreating, however, they put tip
n stiff fight. Pilcher seems to have taken
them by surprise, for dispatches say Steyn
and De "Wet were seen at bri- kfast In their
camp. The ilrltish sot within thirty yards
of the Boers and fired upon them with their
revolvers. The Boers replied with the guns
they had taken at Dewetsdorp. killing one
and wounding sis of the Butcns.
Harassed on two tides by the British,
tho Boer force moved off to the west,
chased by Knox and Pilcher, and leaving
DISASTER AT DEWETSDORP
THRSLLS BRITISH WITH ALARM.
taon. Nov. . The disaster at Dewets
dorp has sent a .hrill of alarm through
Great Britain. Th- censorship continues so
strict that there Is no hope of arriving at
a clear conception of ths a -tual yosiUon of
flairs in South Africa.
For Instance, Independent accounts of the
subsequent proceedings and the recapture
of Dewetsdorp give atnplo details, not omit
ting to announce the capture of two Boer
wagoM and a quantity of loot, but there Is
not the slightest mention of the surrender
of 400 British troops and two guns, which
were not even disabled. Inasmuch as the
Boers were able to use them against the
British relief forces.
"The ubiquitous De Wet" seems again to
have escaped, and so far there Is no news
that the- captured British have been lib
erated. -Taking into consideration the enigmatical
military situation north of the Orange ltiv
cr. the. smoldering rebellion in Capo Col
ony, the rumors that France has promised
Mr. Kruger to press arbitration on Eng
land if he is able to obtain tho support of
Germany, and that Lord Kitchener, after
all, Js not to bo given the chief command in
South Africa, the British Government will
meet the new Parliament ncx.t week at an
exceedingly inopportuno moment.
CINCINNATI OFFICIAL HAD
ROBBED Cl'f Y FOR YEARS.
George R. Griffiths's Accounts Short at Lc.5 $100,000, Pol
sibly Twice as Much Was Secretary of Education
Board and Turf Follower Died in October.
Cincinnati. O.. Nov. 29.-The accounts of
Eaonre E. Griffiths, who was clerk of tho
Board of Education for thirteen years
previous to his death, October 1, 1900, aro
Ihort at least $100,000, and It Is thought that
chen tho exact amount becomes known
Uiey will be found to be nearer two times
His peculations covered tho whole term
1 .r'KM-irlea as clerk of the School Board. The
waitor's experts say that he misappro-
. Irlatsa nearly all the tuition fees paid by
,tonreslaent students stace . 1H3.
rt .e Kepi uuo pvw -- - --
-fScounts wcre correctly entered and four.
an&aulent asnooons i""-
- pM to nt the case of each examination as
Zr 'It Mjrht arise.
- Baroreed receipts for money purporting
$tev3l by him into the city
" -fewry.- the forgery consisting of fraudu-
- f fSTSiniture. purportlm? to be the gen-
-SrWi .-... f th citv Treasurer.
f ."..Jv-jST-.-. ...i4Mft,i iia nn ol tho best
Tt Is rcuortid th.it Kno has outflanked
De Wit and it. now between him and the
O-angc River. Another report has De
i V. et's force split into three bodies, with the.
General and former President encamped
between Helvetia and the railway. He has
with him District Commissioner Doyle,
who was captured at Dewetsdorp. Many
of the fanners m the southern patt of the
Orange free State are fiocking to his stand
aid. Geiiernl Kencnnl of Hostilities.
This is not the only instance of the ro
luwal of Boer activity reported by Rob
ert. He Mis how the enemy occupy many
strong positions near Harricsmith and Phil
Iporolls, and at other points in the Orange
Then there is a report from Colesburg.
Cape Colony, that tho Boers have tired
:uros the Orange River Into the British
camp at Sandrlft killing one and wounding
Jnpo Town leports that Former President
Steyn was wounded In the light on Tvesday,
but the War OHice says It has no nev.a con
Mi .-natory of thi.
In the meantime the Dutclt residents of
C.ipe Colony are making active preparation
for their congress at Worcester next week.
Tho Government is throwing every ob
stacle in their way and has refused special
tnins for the delegutcs. declaring such
meetings, to be undesirable in the present
unsettled condition of the country.
Tlie fact is the coming convention is
dieaded, and there are many who suspect
that It will be the signal for a general up
rising. Major the Honorable H. J. Anson, repre
sented by Lord Roberts to have been
wounded at Dewetsdorp. is a son of the
Earl of Li, htieid. and was aid-dc-camp to
Lord Lansdowne during his term as Gev
crnor General of Canada. He is an officer
of the First Battalion, Highland Light In
Canadians in London.
A detachment of 260 men belonging to the
Ituyal Canadian Regiment, Colonel Otter
commanding, which has just reached Eng
land from South Africa by the Hawarden
Castle, arrived in London to-dny and pro
ceeded to Kensington Barracks. Since their
ai rival at Southampton, where they were
welcomed by Major General Robert Man
Gregcr Strw.irt, tho Canadians' have every
where been greeted with tumultuous ap
WIVES AND CHILDREN DEPARTED.
Ktanderton, Transvaal Coloney, Tuesday,
Nov. 27. Seventy Boer women and chil
dren, whose husbands and fathers are
stll"rfig: .!ug,diave. been deported to Pieter
DE WETS BRILLIANT STRATEGY.
The famous De AVet has added another,
nud perhaps the most striking, to his long
Hfjt of exploits In tho war, and has been
lately nviking headway in the southeast
ern portion of tin Orange Free State.
Le-d Roberts's olhclal report will be some
what cmbatrassing to the London newspa
pers, nearly nil of which have repeatedly
announced of late the capture or death of
General De Wet. Several other Boer com
manders reported d"ad in the same journals
have been co-operating with De Wet In the
No attempt Is made to conceal the ex
treme irritation felt at the ndoption of a
vote of sympathy with Mr. Kruger by the
French Chamber of Deputies. The morning
papers are unanimous in declaring that no
intervention of any kind will be allowed to
change British policy.
The Daily Mail publishes an interview
with Mr. Ze-Jtsman, a loyplist member of
the Capo Assembly, who i" tiuv in England
as a delegate of the Vig lance Committee.
Mr. SJedtsman admits the gravity of the
situation, but says he does not fear a gen
eral rising, although he thinks it may be
necessary to send troops Into the most dis
affected districts. Grapf Iteinet, Stecken
beseh, Worcester and Parrl, where mob
riots arc likely to occur.
He advocates the -proclamation of mar
tial law and expresses tho opinion that the
"only thing which prevtnta a rising is the
lack of arms and ammunition."
Tho Morning Post, ieviewing the situa
"The surrender at Dewetsdorp looks still
worse, la view of the suggestion that prob
ably half the towns wc have garrisoned In
the territories of the republicans are In no
better situation') to resist attack."
The Standard describes the disaster as
"deplorable, unaccountable, and, at the
present juncture, doubly unfortunate."
known public ijen in Cincinnati. Grifliths
was always a lover of horses, and It is
thought that he lost most of the money
backing his favorites.
Ho was known to make wagers on tracks
at Chicago and elsewhere. He was one
of the leading spirits in the organization
of tho Oakley race track, which closed
down two years ago after the stockholders
had lost thousands of dollars in imptoving
It Is also known that he was fond of card
games, but It is thought that most of tho
money he lost went on the horses.
His bond was J5.000. He left a small
estate, but it is. said this will not meet
more than one-fifth of the shortage, and
his bondsmen will have to make up the re
mainder... A special meeting or the School
Board 'has been called for to-morrow to
take action in tho matter.
Shortly after his death, Mrs. Griffith
removed with her daughter to EvansvIIIe,
HANNA: "LET ME
DR. NICCOLLS STRIKES
AT MUNICIPAL EVILS.
Pastor of Second Presb3'terian
Cliurcli Sounds a Cry
Suggests a Nonpartisan Com
mittee of Fifty to Pass on
The Reverend Doctor Samuel J. Niocoll.".
pastor of the Second Presbyterian Chuieli,
took occasion in his Thanksgiving Day ser
mon to upbraid St. Louis for her short
comings, po! lically, and diverged from his
general t erne long enough to make
pointed re...arks concerning conditions as
they are, and to p.irrgest lines along which
reform in municipal matters might be
The gathering was one of the most nota
ble of its kind in the history of the city,
affording, as It did, an opportunity for in
spection of tho magnlfkent new aousc of
worship at Taylor avenue and Westminster
place, which was crowded to the doors.
Ransom Post, G. A. R., was present In a
body, the remainder of tho congregation
being made up of well-known business and
professional men, their wives and families.
Doctor NIccolls's theme was "Thoughts
Suggested by tho Day." After reviewing
the many reasons for na'ional thanksgiv
ing, and summarizing the stirring events of
the vear throughout the world, he said:
WHICH HAVE EXISTED HERE.
"But there Is another thought suggested
by the observance of this dry. It concerns
the use which wo make of out privileges
and blessings at home. What we nre nt
home, our intelligence, our faith and the
morals of the people, will determine what
we will be as a nation in our world duties.
It wa are incapado of governing our.-elvcs,
we shall not be able to govern other, or
lead them to better things. And the.-e is
danger, as nil history reminds us, of per
ishing In the mldsf'or abundance.
"We may go on .singing the song of pros
perity, and boasting of our increasing
wealth and supremacy, nr.d yet In our easy
going optimism be indifferent to the fact
that corruption, greed and luxury, are un
dermining tho very pillars of state.
"The very greatness of our heritage
makes the question of good citizenship a
paramount Issue, and nowhere is It of great
er Importance than In our cities. They are
tho great nerve centers of our national
lite, and their condition determines for weal
or woo that of the surrounding country.
Their government is confessedly a difficult
problem, but it has been hitherto to a large
degree a national disgrace.
"As an illustration of this we need not
point the linger to distant cities, we havo
only to consider the present condition of
our own great city. During the past
year scenes of riot, bloodshed and disgrace
ful conduct have taken place which make
tho black deeds done in China white by
comparison because they were done in a
land like ours
OF SOME CITV OFFICIALS.
"The inefficiency and the reputed dl
hcnsty of some of our city officials and
representatives aro subjects of dally com
ment. Tho material condition of our city,
to say nothing of its morals, is one that
ought to bumble our ?.-.de, and justifies
burning indignation. Neglected jtreets, hos
pitals that aro a disgrace to civilization, a
badly built and imperfect systjm of sewer
age, a system of lighting that is aa slow
in approach to fulfillment as tho movement
of the fixed stars; taxes onerous because
of their unjust assessment, and worse than
wasted In distribution; a city legislature
with a most unsavory reputation, and a
demoralized police force, made so bynarty
domination these aro some of the things
that confront us in a city that proposes to
advertise Itself before the whole world In
Its jcoming World's Fair.
"It is not enough for good citizens, to
complain of these things; they must re
alize their own responsibility for them. The
so-called better class of citizens, the men
of Industry, wealth and Intelligence, have
M.fln all thfa pvll nosdhfo hv thitfr -nef?ln.t
and Indifference to public affairs. Absorbed
pleasure or in money-gciting, looking
SEE IF THAT READS ALL
THE REV. DR. SAMUEL J. NICCOLLS,
P.istor of the Second I'resbyterlAn Church,
vlin denounced present municipal eondi
ions from the pulpit yesteid.iy.
only at their own things, and not also en
ihe things of others, disdaining to soil their
hundo with what they call 'dirty politic.','
or buying of corrup' men, charters a'li
lilvllegcs, wiili.i If proper, should have
been secured through lawful incur They
havo opened the way for rafcaNanu .-Jsses
and self-seeking demagogues to st'ie tho
reins of powr. In what has come to pn-
among us we are only reaping the harvest
which we ourselves have sown. And now
what shall wo do'.'
RELIEVES THAT CITIZENS
CAN ACCOMI'I.IKH REFORM.
"Are we to invite the world to come and
see our shame, or to behold what a free
people and honest and Intelligent and reso
lute citizens can do to drive out Iniquity
and incompetency and to make a. city
worthy of our heritage? 1 have full faith
that my fellow-citizens, and especially the
average common people, can accomplish tho
much-needed reform It thoroughly aroused
from their guilty inertia and wisely led.
May I venture to say this, as to method?
Tho experience of the past convinces mo
that victory for rlghtiousness and better
government cannot be obtained through
what is called an Independent movement. I
would, indeed, that such a movement could
secure It, but It is not wise generalship
against compact end well-organized forces.
"The number of independent voters that
ii, of those whose judgment as to mon is
not controlled by party ties. Is large and it
is growing. It is now sufficiently large to
dctermlno any election In this city. If it
should be cast as a unit for those men who
have the best qualifications for office. It
should be rcmembcied also that polltlc.il
parties are a necessity In our piesent con
dition, and under right leadership their mis
sion Is a beneficent one. It is foolish to try
to suppress them. They will reappear un
der new forms unil names. A living party
will havo an organization, and cannot sur
render it without giving up its life. The
better method Is to mako the party organ
ization serve the highest ends of good gov
ernment and to wrest it from the hands of
those who have abused It by prostituting it
to their own base purposes.
.COMMITTEE OF FIFTY.
"So-called independent movements usual
ly leave p.trty organizations In the control
of the wort element. Those who have ob
served the habits of the coyotes on our
Western plains know that they hunt for
their prey In gangs. Sometimes H seems,
from their cries in opposing directions, as It
they were howling defiance at each other;
but after all they aro only signaling that
they might better act In harmony and seize
their prey. So It Is with the coyote clement
in our political parties. They understand
each other. Good citizens must so combine
that bad men cannot be foisted into.office by
"A nonpartisan committee of fifty or 100
well-known and trusted citizens, investi
gating the character and claims of those
placed in nomination for office, and certify
ing the good and capable to the public,
would secure a better class of candidates.
-And It this commutes were supported by
an organization of tile Independent voters
throughout the city In every ward. It would
i i ij j i i . " T
For Mi-.ioiirl l-'alr Friday and Sat
urday: nil rm -r Friday In extreme
eastern portion; Anrlalile vrlnclx.
J I'or IIIInnlM Fnlr nnd warmer Frl
, liny. Saturday, fair: freih wct lo
t sonthnent ttIuiIk.
For .trkimtiiH Fnlr Friday and Sut
rdnj: north to eimt wind.
1. Guam Tiiwn Swept Aw.iy by Typhoon.
Doctor Xiicolls Strikes at Municipal
Crowd Precipitated Into Fiery Furnace.
Ant-ial Report of Secretary of Agricul
ture. BrltLt Suffer Reverse hi South Africa.
i'. JoFeph P. Herrlngton Seriously 111.
Priest Says Pope is Very Sick.
Lillcd Sweetheart, Snrxi-s Himself.
Two Killed In Snn Anton.o Riot.
She Came to See Relatives and Was
Scrambling for Army riums.
Z. Fiinkr Did Not Receive Reward.
Runaway Horsu Saved Him From Rob
bers. 4. Washington and C. B. C. Struggle for
St. Louis U. Lost to Marion-Sims.
Missouri-Kansas Game a Tie.
o. High School Too Speedy for Smith.
Missouri Xcgroes Beat Tennesseeans.
fi. Race-Track Results.
T. Nation Weakened liv Love of Money.
House Has; Stood In Street for Months.
Official Rubbed Cilv for Years.
Strung ' Dies From Overexertion.
Search!;!-; v,r Huttie Collins.
Itallvr) a. Holds a Reunion.
Root's Plan for New Army.
To Erect Bronze Tablet to au Indian
The President's Turkey Feast.
Mark Twain III, But Charitable.
Death of August Placke. '
Hiawatha to Music at Choral Festival.
9. Charged With Making Bad Money.
Mother Unable to Pievent Wedding.
New Republic Is Making Trouble. '
President Says Hurrison Must Go.
10. Republic Want Advertisements.
11. Republic Want Adverti?emnt-.
12. Plan to Fight Smelter Trust.
Ready for Hospital Collection.
Lost His Life Saving a Woman's
Young Hunter Accidentally Shot.
Spoiled Plans for Home Wedding.
secure the election of the best. It would
mako it impossible for vile men to be ex
alted, and for those who wallow In the gut
ters of moral defilement to stand forth as
the chosen representatives of the people.
"Election to high office docs not change
men. In the 'Arabian Nights' there 13 a
story of a groom who fell asleep In his
drunken debauch, tad when he awoke ho
was in the Grand lzier's palace, married
to the Grand V'zler'd daughter and living
in luxury, but ho was a groom Mill In his
OPPORTUNITY I'OIl NEW
CAREER OF PROSPERITY.
"X wish that I could say something to
day to arouse you, my fellow-citizens, to
the importance and urgency of the crisis
now at hand. The gates of opportunity are
flung wide open before us with tho dawn
of the new century.
"Wo can, as a city, enter upon a new
career of prosperity and renown sucli au
was never possible to us in the past. We
can make our city what It ought to be,'
foremost in enterprise and fairest in Its
conditions, of all the cities in this great
valley. Nay, more; we can give it a world
wide renown for nil that makes a city
"It remains for us to say. In view of the
abundance of the power which God has
placed In our hands, whether it shall grow
into something off the ideal beauy and
purity of the great city of the future, which
the rapt Seer has prescribed; or whether it
shall become more like the accursed Sodom
of old, ripening to Us destruction."
Were Watching Football
Game From a Roof
and It Gave Wav.
San Francisco, Nov. 29. Thiitcen persons
were killed and fully fifty badly Injured by
thc collapse of the roof of the Pacific Glass
Works. In Fifteenth street, to-day, while
It was crowded with men ami boys watch
ing a. football game on the field adjoining.
About or.e hundred people fell through the
roof upon redhot furnaces and glass vats
below. AIL were horribly burned, and It is
fcaied that, in addition to the thirteen
deaths already reported, there will be sev
Two hundred men and boys had gathered
on the sheet-Iron roof of the glass works to
obtain a free view cf the annual football
game between Stanford and the University
of California. About twenty minutes after
the game had commenced there was a crash,
.plainly audible from the football ground,
and a portion of the crowd on the roof went
FELL OX MOLTEN GI,AS
AXD nOASTEII TO DEATH.
The fires In the furnaces had been statted
for the first time to-day and the vats were
full of liquid glass. It was upon these that
tke victims fell.
Some were killed instantly and others
were slovly roasted to death.
The few who missed the furnaces or rolled
off together with woikmen In the glass
works sacd the lives of many who lay un
conscious by pulling them aw.iy from their
horrible resting place.
The police and fire department were soon
at hand and every patrol wagon and ambu
lance ill the eity was summoned. They
were not enough, and express wagons and
private carriages were pressed into service
to carry off the dead and wounded.
Many of the injured were unconscious,
while others were hurried, shrieking with
agony, to tho hospitals.
The Southern Pacific Railway Hospital
was only two blocks away and was quickly
filled. About io:ty wounded were taken
there. Others were sent to St. Luke's Hos
pital and the City Receiving Hospital, to
private residences and other places.
NOT ENOUGH SURGEONS
At the hospitals there was soon a short
age of surgeons, and some of the wounded
had to wait until help came.
TOWNS IN GUAM RAZED BY
TYPHOON IN THE PACIFIC
Manila Dispatches Indicate There Has
Been Large Loss of Life Yo-
semite's Cable Parted.
Manila. Nov. IV-Rear Admiral Rcmcy
has as yet received no official report of the
loss of the United States auxiliary cruiser
Yoscmite. which parted her cables aud
struck a reef off the harbor of San Luis
d'Apra. Island of Guam, during the
typhoon of November 13, and was subs?
quently driven to sea by the gale, where tiie
sank November ir. The United States
cruiser Newark will sail for Guam to-morrow
to Investigate the circumstances of the
According to advices received here from
unofficial sources the wind was blowing
from the southwest in the early morning of
November 13 at tho rate of a hundred mhos
an hour. The Yosimlto hud two anchors
down, but both were dragged a mile across
the harbor entrance.
At 11 a. m. she struck the reef and stove
in forward. She drifted for an hour, and
nt noon struck the rock near Somayae, car
rying away her rudder ami damaging her
A launch had been sent to fiud shelter,
but It capsized, and the occupants were
drowned. They were Coxswain Swauson,
Seaman George Aubel, Engineer J. L. Ma
bancfy and Fireman J. L. Davis and Joseph
Fierce Afternoon Storm.
The storm abated somewhat at 1 p. n.,
but was then renewed with violence from
A dozen of the crew- attempted to carry
a line ashotc. but the boat capsized, al
though the occupants managed to reach
the land. Meanwhile tl.e Yoscmite was be
ing blown seaward, her head down and
the forward compartment tilling. The boiler
and engine rooms, however, were free cf
water, and the pumps were kept going.
The cruiser was kept allo.tt until the after
noon of No'.ember U. when the United
States collier Jus:in, which also had suf
fered dami'e to her anchors and had n ir
rowly cscuped the reef, was sighted.
The Justin attempted to tow the Yo
semite with two chains and two cables,
but these parted.
Finally 13' of tho Yosemltc's crew. 26 ma
rines and 9 officers were transferred to tho
Justin, losether with T3.W) in Mexican
The Yoscmite soon plunged forward
headforemost and sank.
The members of the crow were provided
with temporary quarters at Agana, which
Buffered badly from the hurricane.
Many Known to Us Dend.
The typhoon was of unprecedented vio
lence. Many are reported to have been
killed or injured. At Agana three were
killed and ten died of cxresure.
The town of Narajan was destroyed,
thirty of the townspeople being killed and
many injured. It is oelIet.d that there was
considerable loss of life elsewhere in Guam,
and all the crops were destroyed.
Many dwellings In Agana were demol
ished. "Mrs. White, wife of Major White ot the
G orge Campbell,
Walter Griffin. V. Freclitlor,
I A. MacAuler.
The roof of the glass works was not SO
feet away from the football field, but tha
twenty thousand people watching the game
were too interested in tho game to notlco
what had occurred. It was only when the
ushers went through the vast crowd calling
for doctors that it became known there had
been an accident.
Hundreds of people left the grounds and
gathered about the fence inclosing tho
glass works. News of the disaster spread
rapidly, and thousands of anxious peopio
The police keptthem back with difficulty
while the patrol wagons and ambulance
dashed through the crowd on their way to
and from the hospital.
MAJORITY OF VICTIMS
ARE VERY YOUNG ROYS.
Eighty-two persons, who were more or
less injured, have been taken to the various
hospitals or removed to their homes. Most
of those killed or Injured are bojs between
0 and 15 years of age. Nearly all of tho
Uctims had their skulls fractured or limbs
broken or sustained internal Injuries.
The section of the roof which collapsed
v. as merely the covering over the ventilator
bars at the apex of the building, and was
not constructed to sustain any heavy
weight. The horizontal Umbers correspond
ing to the ledgo pole of an ordinary struc
ture, broko in the center and the light
framework underneath, with Its covering
of corrugated Iron, turned inward, formlnir
a chute, through which the men and boys
were precipitated into tho furnaces beneath. ,
Only a few were actually burned to death,
the majority being killed by the fall. Sey-,
cral of those injured are In a precarious .
condition and the list of dead may ba In
creased to a score .uithia a day or. two.
A nainber who were only slightly hurt
went to their honic3 unassisted. Including
those the Use of injured may bo put down,
Marine Corps, the only white woman In
Agana, took refuge with her husband and
Commander Seaton Schroedcr. Naval Gov
ernor of Guam, in the cellar of the Gov
ernor's mansion, which was already partly
lilltd with water.
Tho United States ship Solace. Commander
Herbert Winslow. which left San Francisco.
J November '1. for Manila, was expected to ar
rive at Guam,. November 21, with supplies
for the families of Governor Schroedcr and
the other officers.
REMEY REPORTS THE DISASTER.
Washington, Nov. 2J. The Navy Depart
ment to-day received the following cable
gram from Admiral Remey. confirming tha
report of Ihe disaster to the auxiliary
cruiser Yoscmite at Guam:
"Cavlte, Nov. 20. Bureau of Navigation.
Washington Captain of trant port Sherman,
reports loUl Ios" of Yoscmite November 1
Chains parted In typhoon, drifted to sea anil
sank seventy miles off. Collier, just in, went
to rescue. Steam launch crew of fivo lost.
Shall send Kempff to Guam to-morrow to
ascertain extent of disaster and transport
Yosemite crew to Cavite. REMET."
This is all tho information the favy De
partment has about what occurred at
Guam two weks ago when the auxiliary"
cruiser Yosemite was lost and the island
Secretary Long said this evening that lis
proposes to send a vessel to the Asiatic
station lo tako the place of the Yosemite.
It Is Impossible, he said, to select any of
the sister ships of the Yosemite, as they
are needed for the training service. It i3
probable that the Supply will be ordered.
Under orders Issued by the department, tho
Yosemite was to have gone to Manila to
assume -rtation as the station ship of tho
Aulatic Squadron. Tho Suppiy. while some
what smaller than the Yosemite. is still
suitable for this service.
AMBUSHED BY YAQUIS.
Mexican Troops Beaten While Try
ing to Rescue American.
EI Paso, Tex., Nov. 29. A band of
marauding Yaqui Indians, eighty in ntim- .
ber, raided a miners' camp, forty miles
from Soyaga, Sonora, Mexico, last Wednes
day and carried off two Americans, Seta
Tompkins of Colorado and William Lowo
of Montana, Mexican troops sent to rescue
the two men were. ambushed Sunday by tho
Indians .in a defile of the mountains and
tho loss of life was considerable on both
sides. - - . "
Twenty Mexicans fell at the first volley
and six Indians were killed and wounded.- ..
Tho troops .were panic-stricken, and a re
treat was ordered to a more favorablo posi- '
tion. While the battle was still in progress
tho Americans managed to escape. They. -.
reached here to-day, after a weary jour-! :
ney across the mountains, and are in desti
tute -circumstances'. They sav that nit
,a few weeks ago the Indians had not mo-
jesicu .i&uicrHiu miners., out, owing to &
shortage of provisions', the Tfaquis have re
cently begun to raid the scattered 'Ameri
can camps In. the vlcinltv of their utm. -
hold to obtain' supplies.
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