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T"IE Grand Duke Vladlmlr-Alexandrovltch, who in all probability will be
Ilcgent in the event of the death of Nicholas II before the birth of an expected heir, is one of the most popular members of the Russian reign-* Ing family, and is the eldest: surviving brother of the late Czar Alexander. Vladimir was born at St. Petersburg In April. 1S47. In 1S74 he was mar ried to Marie Paulovna of Mecklenburg-Schwerln. an aunt of the young Duke who is affianced to Queen Wilhelmina of Holland. In the event of the Czar's death and the birth of a posthumous son the re gency of the Grand Duke Vladimir will be a long one. In the other event, that the fourth child is a Princess, the regent would forthwith give way to his nephew, the hereditary Grand Duke Michael, the Ru3sian law of succession precluding females from the throne, except in the case of the absence of any male of the 11ns. Will Visit Canada. LONDON, Nov. 21.— The Duke and Duchess of York, according to the Daily Man. have definitely decided to visit Canada. King Leopold of Belgium Agrees to Readjustment in Favor of Germany. LONDON, Nov. 20.— It is learned from an official of a foreign embassy here that. In return for the support given by Ger many to Belgium in obtaining for the lat ter a settlement at Tientsin, consisting of a strip of land on the left bank of the Peiho, King Leopold, as sovereign of the Congo Free State, has agreed to the recti fication of the frontier of Lake Kivu, be tween German East Africa and the Congo Free State, thus terminating a boundary dispute. BOUNDARY DISPUTE IS SETTLED IN EAST AFBICA ship Kentucky will remain at that port only five days. If the Sultan shows a dis position to meet the demands for the pay ment of the American missionary claims, the Kentucky will sail for Port Said, en route to China, on December 2. Otherwise It is possible she may remain until the arrival of the Dixie, a few days later. Foreign diplomats here display consid erable Interest in the Kentucky's visit but they apparently do not believe it will be fruitful of result. Battleship Will Probably Remain but Five Days at the Port of Turkey's Sultan. WASHINGTON.' Nov. 20.— Unless cir cumstances show the advisability of re taining her longer at Smyrna, the battle- KENTUCKY MAY NOT STAY LONG AT SMYRNA ¦ "Every one desires to end the situation. No one will think of diminishing the strength of our forces in China until the conflict ends. The Chamber may rest as. sured that the Government will neglect nothing to conclude it quickly. But it needs the confidence of the Chamber." -Continuing, M. Delcasse traced the sub mission of the French note as the basis of the negotiations and said it was neces sary to obtain a guarantee for the future against some deeds or attempts. The Foreign Minister then said: China. Special claims must be shunned. It Is necessary to inspire ideas for the general • benefit." "The eight powers have met in an at tempt to reconcile their interests and claims, all of them wishing. to respect tbe integrity and even the Independence' of The Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Del casse, explained at length ihe origin of the force necessary to relieve the for eign legations at Peking. In bo doing he referred to the heroism displayed In the defense of the legations and declared the accusations of cruelty against the French and international troops were un founded. He added: M. Lucien Millevoye, Nationalist, said he considered it necessary to maintain a large expeditionary force in China. PARIS. Nov. 2O.-The debate on the budget for the Minstry of Foreign Affairs was continued in the Chamber of Depu ties to-day. M. Denys Cochin, Conser vative, during the course of a speech, pro nounced himself in favor of upholding the honor of France and of the French troops in China. Until the Conflict Ends. Will Not Diminish Forces in China FRANCE'S STAND UPHELD. "The column under Colonel York ar xlved twenty-five kilometers south of Hsuenkwa-Fu November 17. On return ing Colonel York will establish communi cation with Major Muhlenfels." "A detachment consisting of two com panies of infantry, a force of mounted men and two guns under the command of Major Muhlenfels has been dispatched, with orders to push on to the great wall. BERLIN. Nov. 20.— The War Office has received the following telegram from Count von Waldersee: ' : Expedition. - German Troops Sent Forth on a New "I accept Ihe full responsibility for them. The speech at Bremcrbaven was extemporaneous, delivered at a time when It was nssumefi that all Europeans in Pe king had been murdered. ,It was natural, under such circumstances, that the Kaiser Ehould have tpoken as a soldier and not ts a diplomat." TO PROCEED TO GREAT WALL. Referring to Herr Richter's criticism of Emperor William's speeches, Count von Bulow remarked: I am one of those who saw very serious and important reasons for«summoning it." the points named. It appears that nineteen lives were lost and the destruction of property was also heavy. It Is believed that in the cyclone's path between the towns heard from numerous farmhouses and interior communities of more or less considerable population were struck, and these being cut off from the outside world, were unable to give notice of their distress. Accompanying the.tor nado was a rain storm of terrific propor tions. The dead at Lagrange so far as known" follow : WALTER I. MOODY, assistant mana ger of the Panky & Gaither Plow Manu facturing Company. ... ... WIFE OF BROWN MAY. colored. NEGRO WOMAN; unknown. CONFIRMS REPORT OF . * GROUNDING. OF INDIANA Colonel Miller at Manila Cables the Chief Quartermaster That the Ship Is* Not Damaged. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.— Quartermas ter General Ludlngton, received a cable dispatch to-day from Colonel Miller, chief quartermaster at Manila, confirming the press report of the grounding of the transport Indiana on the east side of the Isla de Polilo. one of the smaller islands of the Philippine group, east of Luzon. Colonel Miller's dispatch follows: "Indiana aground November 7. She is leported as not damaged. Charles D. Palmer, quartermaster, with transport Pennsylvania and a lighter draught ves sel, left Manila Sunday in order to re lieve her. Nothing more necessary-" When the Indiana ran aground she was loaded with supplies and a company of the Twenty-second Infantry detailed to act as a garrison at Baler. ACCIDENTALLY KILLS HIMSELF WITH A GUN Untimely Death of Will H. Brady, Grandson of General Hugh. .Brady of Michigan. DETROIT, Nov. 20.— Will H. Brady, a prominent young business . man of this city, killed himself to-day with a shotgun. He was preptrlng for a hunting trip and had risen early to pack his trunk. When the fatal shot aroused his wife, she rushed Into the room in which Mr. Brady stored his "guns and hunting equipment and found him dead before the open trunk. It is supposed that while handling his gun the trigger caught on something and ex ploded the charge. He was a grandson of General Hugh Brady, who waa a promi nent figure in the early history of Michi gan. FIGHTING A BATTLE WHICH HE CANNOT WIN Though Senator Davis Is Somewhat Stronger, Physicians Hold Out No Hope for Recovery. ST. PAUL.. Minn.. Nov. 20.— A quiet day was passed by Senator Davis, his condi tion this evening being reported un changed. > At Senator Davis* house It was stated tbat tbe physicians had reported their patient as being stronger than for the last two days. The delirium continues and that is his worst symptom. The res piration la eight above normal and the temperature slightly higher than yester day. The pulse is exactly as it was yes terday afternoon. Food and tonic were taken In the usual quantities to-day. While at times his friends ars encouraged to believe that with the help of nature he has conquered the destructive agency in his blood, a little later they are com pelled to believe that Senator Davis la fighting a battle which he cannot win. GRANGE TO MEET IN PORTLAND, ME., NEXT YEAS Resolution Adopted Favoring Tele- graphic Crop System by Agri cultural Department. WASHINGTON. Nov. 2a — Portland. Me., was selected by the National Grange. Patrons of Husbandry, to-day for holding the next annual convention. The grange adopted a resolution setting apart the third Sunday in June to be observed by members of the organization throughout the country as a grange memorial day. The extension of the rural free delivery malls, the establishment of postal saving.? banks and the popular election of Sena tors were unanimously indorsed. Resolutions were adopted favoring the creation by the Agricultural Department of a telegraphic crop system. Secretary Wilson will address the convention to morrow. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SWEIGARD DISREGARDED tJnited States Grand Jury Takes No .. Cognisance of Charges Made by Railway Brotherhood. ' PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 20.— The United States Grand Jury to-day ignored the bills of indictment against Isaac A. Swel gard^.'ormer-superintendent cf the Phila delphia -and Reading Company, who was chaiged by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen with having discharged em ployes of the Reading Company because they were members of the b-otherhood. The offense alleged constituted a viola tion of the act of Congress of June 1, 1S98. . and . the charge was made by the president of the brotherhood, Valentine Fitzpatrick, whose headquarters are at Cleveland. REPORTED BATTLE BETWEEN BRITISH AND THE BOERS Rumor Prevalent in Service Clubs in . London That De-wet's Forces Are Engaged. LONDON, Nov. 20.— There is a vague ru mor in the service clubs this evening- that a battle is in progress between the Boer forces under General Dewet and the Brit ish troops in South Africa. Census Bureau Announcements. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.— The Census Bureau officially announced to-day that the population of Illinois was 4.S21.550, as against 3,826,351 In 1S90, an Increase of 995,199 or 26 per cent. The population oJ Rhode Island was announced to be 42S. 556. as against 345.506 in 1890. an lncreaso of 83,050 or 24 per cent. The population of the State of Florida is 52S.542. as against 391.422 in 1S90. This Is an increase of 137,120 or 35 per cent, ¦ Bids for Supplying Seeds. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2O.-The Depart ment of Agriculture has advertised for bids for furnishing seeds to the depart ment for the usual distribution. Bids will be opened in this city on December 12. about three months earlier than the open ing last year. The early date is a conces sion to the Pacific Coast bidders in order to give them an equal opportunity with those having later crops. To Explore Vast Gold Fields. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 20,— An Eng lish syndicate with a capital of £1,000.000 hw Just secured a concession to exploit the Perhena gold fields, which are 370 000 acres in extent, in the Amur region. The syndicate will also be allowed to dredge and excavate the streams. The Marquis of Queensberry and Prince Holloway are the beads of the syndicate. "The Emperor passed a satisfactory day yesterday. At 9 o'clock In the evening the. patient's temperature was 102.2; pulse 80. His Majesty slept tranquilly until 3 o'clock In the morning. Subsequently his rest was broken and perspiration ap peared. This morning his condition was LIVIDIA. Nov. 20.— The bulletin Issued by the Czar's physician to-day is less favorable. It says: ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 20.— The Min isters have been entrusted with the con duct of current business during the pres ent phase of the Czar's illness, each of them carrying on his department accord ing to his personal Judgment, decisions on Important matters being postponed for the time being. fairly satisfactory. Temperature 100.4, pulse 70." The bankers' property is worth $50,000 and there was J15.000 in cash deposits of the bank. Four attempts were made to get at the cash, but the side door held to its combination, while the guards were shooting at the citizens who pressed closely in upon them. Dr. Buckley and Guy Shoemaker, merchants, first upon the DELAWARE, Nov. 20.— A dozen profes sional bank robbers, all masked, made a desperate attempt to secure the contents cf the money vault of Sperry & Warn steff's deposit bank at Ashley, ten mjles north of here to-day, before daylight. While nine stood on guard, holding the citizens at bay with their guns, three put dynamite under the deposit vault cf the bricu building. The gang left Morengo on a Big Four freight at 1 o'clock, stole the horses and rigs and reached Ashley shortly after 2 o'clock. They pried open the big doors without being discovered, but the first ex plosion of dynamite aroused the town. The gang fired as they fled, but no one was hurt. scene, were met by the robbers at the point of the gun and bade not to move. The robbers stole a horse and spring wagon and r black team and new surrey from farmers near by. The rigs waited in front of the bank for flight. The single horse ran away, demolishing the vehicle and the men who had occupied it took across the country on foot. The damage to the bank building, vault and other property is about half Its value. Russian Ministers Conduct Only Current Business and Defer Important Matters. CONDITION OF TH E CZAR GROWS LESS FAVORABLE TWELVE DA R ING RO B B E RS RAID A COUNTRY BANK Citizens of an Ohio Town Kept at Bay and Attempts Made to Blow Up Vault. [¦"•^v R- E. M. LIEBER, whose voice has been raised in the Reichstag in crit \\ lcism of Emperor William's "no pardon" speech, is the leader of the JJ Centrist party, which consists entirely of Catholics. It hold3 the bal ——^ ance of power between the Socialists and the Conservatives. Dr. Lieber, entering Parliament at an early age, devoted his atten tion entirely to political duties and soon rose to be the leader of the Centrists, and through them has become one of the most powerful men in Germany. Dr. Lieber has always been greatly interested In America and has maintained close relations with the German Roman Catholic Central Society in the United States. He visited this country In 1S9S and attended the German Catholic conventions at Cincinnati, Pittsburg, Detroit and Milwaukee. .The storm so completely Interrupted tel egraphic .and telephone communication that neither the origin or the ending of it can be determined, to-night, nor, can" the extent of the 'disaster be learned. From meaner details obtainable, covering only MEMPHIS, Nov. 21.— A tornado bound ing through a narrow stretch of territory, extending from a point three .miles north of Lula, Miss., to Lagrange," Tenn.," caused a heavy loss of life and property yester day afternoon. A freight train on the Nashville, Flor ence and Shefflleld Railway was lifted from the track, but as far as reported none of the passengers or crew was in jured. The cyclone lasted for about five min utes and its path extended one thousand feet wide, which is clearly marked by devastation. Many houses. Including'a large number of negro cabins, were blown down and many, others unroofed and oth erwise damaged. The fencing surround ing the United States arsenal was blown away, but the building remains Intact. CAPTAIN" A. F. ATDELETTB. WIFE AND ONE SON: another son and daugh ter missing. MISS KATE FORSYTHE. JAMES CHERRY, and six negroes, names unknown. MISSES FLORENCE AND EVELYN FARRELL. A terrific cyclone, moving in a westerly and northwesterly . direction, struck this place at 9:30 o'clock last night and left havoc in Its path. The northern and western sections of the city, which are populated principally by negroes, were almost entirely swept away. Fifteen per sons are known to have been killed and it Is feared that this number will be large ly increased by later reports. The dead are: BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Nov. 21.— A spe cial to the Age-Herald by long-distance telephone from Columbia. Tenn., says: MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 20.— A tornado visited North Mississippi this afternoon, causing loss of life and much property damage. Reports from Lulu. Tuyca County, state that three negroes were killed, their bodies being carried a dis tance of two miles by the wind. Many outhouses were razed to the ground and the damage cannot now be estimated. The storm made Its* appearance shortly after midday and swept everything in its path. Eight residences and three churches were destroyed. The damage to cotton will be great. The injured: Edward Smith. Southern railway agent, no* seriously. W. C. MOODY. TWO NEGRO WOMEN. LAGRANGE. Tenn., Nov. 20.— A tornado struck this town to-day, causing much damage and -killing three persons out right. The dead: At Batesville. Miss., the tornado blow away the roof of the Methodist church and Injured several resident?. Ihe injured at Batesville are Sterling Rogers. E. F. Shipp, wife and two children, and Kiley Robinson. At Guys Switch. John Guys, the well-known planter, is reported killed. The tornado struck the residence par tion of the city, but there Its violence was not so marked, though several residences were unroofed. The Southern railroad depot was valued at SSOOO. The total prop erty loss at Lagrange is $100,000. • The stores of the following were wrecked: W. P. LIpscomb & Co., J. G. McMlll & Co.. H. M. "McNamee. C. L. Panky. G. W. Goodwin & Co. At Lagrange the tornado struck at 3 o'clock and In two minutes It had done its work. All of the Lagrange churches except the Episcopal, were blown down. The Southern depot was also wrecked and a dozen business houses and resi dences demolished. The store of Panky & Galher was blown to pieces and the body of Walter I. Moody was taken out. He had been crushed to death by falling timbers. Two negro women were also killed and several negro women and chil dren hurt. ¦ • ¦ . - ¦ ti'iitfr&t&'i--^^ •••'¦: NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Nov. 20.— A tor nado swept over West and North Mississippi this afternoon and the list of killed and injured so far ascer tained is about 100. This number may be greatly increased when the returns from the farming districts come In. Lagrange. Tenn'.. forty miles east of Memphis on the Southern road, suffered the severest. Other villages In Missis sippi struck were Loves, Batesville, Guys and Townsville. Special Dispatch to The Call. MANY VILLAGES ARE RAZED Residences and Churches Are Blown to Pieces— Returns From Country Districts Will Increase the Horror. Terrible Havoc Wrought in Tennessee and North Mississippi. Victims Will Num ber More Than One Hundred. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE IN A TORNADO '•.Prince von Hohenlohe was much im pressed by the article in the Frelssinnlge Zeitung. which contended that it was ln ai3visa.t>!e to assemble the Reichstag. I am betraying no secret when I eay thai "The createst mistake of our Chinese policy." concluded Richter, "was afler the Chino-Japanese war, when we Joined with Russia and France in opposing Japan." His advice to the Kmperor to consult his Ministers elicited much approval. Count von Bulow. Imperial Chancellor, replying to Herr Kichter. Bald: Herr Richter declared the Radicals were of the opinion after the assassination of Baron von Ketteler that a military dem onstration in China was absolutely neccs pary. but the dispatch of an ironclad divi sion was superfluous. He alluded during the course of his remarks to the public declarations of Emperor William, say ing they were obviously Intended to influ ence public opinion. Heir Richter added that he thought that the Emperor should r.rst have reached an understanding with the competent Ministers regarding tha Tenor ar.d wording of these declarations. Politics and religion, lie continued, ought not to have been mixed up as they had been in the Emperor's speeches, becau&c the effect was to spoil both. BERLIN; Nov. 20.— The debate on the Government's policy in China was contin ued In the Reichstag to-day. Herr Has seronann expressing gratification at the Anglo-German agreement- in His Declarations. Declares William Has Been Too Bash The latest American proposition was In line with the Russian Idea of allowing The Hague Commissioners % to adjust tha indemnity. It is believed that this propo rltion has never commended Itself to the British or German Governments. Fall- Ing such reference. It will be more diffl cult for the Ministers at Peking to reach an agreement on this subject, particular ly In view of the existenct of a very strong suspicion of the motives of some of these Ministers. KICHTZB SCORES THE KAISER. The United States desires the punish ment of the principal offenders in such *'»'¦' as will serve as a warning to Chin ffc in the future. It seeks reasonable in demnity—one that China can pay— and It wants the withdrawal of the international troops. On none of ;h*>se points Is this Government in accord with Great Britain and Germany. So far as our Government is advised, the Ministers at Peking have not agreed upon all points under discussion. Thev are believed to be engaged now with the difficult subjects of indemnities and guarantees. It is apparent to officials that the G*r man Government will not be satisfied with moderate punishment, such as would meet the natural requirements of civili zation, but Is determined to shed more blood even though such action would probably solidify the Chinese in their op position to foreigners. Gr*at Eritaln in connection with the pun ishment of Boxer leaders. These reports raid that the decree issued by the Chinese Emperor, dated November 13. imposing punishment on anti-foreign Prince* and cJSclals had created a very bad Impression in Berlin, and as Germany does not now move without the sanction cf Great Bri tain and vice versa, it Is presumed here that the London Oovemment regrards the decree in the same manner. The German ?government Is not satisfied with the pun ishment administered; it believes it should be more severe. CALL BUREAU. WELLINGTON HO TEL. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.— Events are, according to the highest official au thority, hurrying the United States to a point where, in the interests of humanity and a satisfactory solution of the Chin ese question. It must withdraw from the concert of nations. Fraught as such ac tion Is with danger of complications, it may be safer than to remain entangled in the meshes of International jealousy that threatens to engulf China. It is not in tended by the administration to be hasty :n adopting such course. Fair warning will be given to the powers and if they still persist In the policy calculated to "'rive China to desperation, the only thing >ft for the administration will be to en :er into Independent negotiations* with the imperial Government Such course would undoubtedly be followed by Russia and France, but the action of Great Britain, Germany and Japan is problematical be cause of their recent agreement. The pessimistic view of the situation which oxists in official circles followed the re r*Mp* of information by tbe State. Depart- i Stand of the Kaiser, Backed by Britain, Certain to Lead to Further War and Endanger Foreigners. GERMANY CAUSES THE DISCORD Does Not Sanction the Pol icy ol Driving China to Desperation. To Withdraw From the Concert o! the Powers. UNCLE SAM LIKELY TO ACT ALONE WILL BE REGENT IF NICHOLAS DIES Grand Duke Vladimir Is Very Popular With the Russians. LEADS CENTRISTS IN THE REICHSTAG Herr Lieber Is a Great Political Power in Germany. DENVER. Colo.. Nov. 20.— Three men were killed, three prohably fatally Injured and one other more or less Injured In two wrt*ka on the Denver and Rio Grand* Railroad between 1 o'clock and 1:30 this morning. The dead: CHARLES SHAW. SaMda. brakenicn. BERT BRASSWELL. Sallda, flrcmca. UNKNOWN MAN. Fatally Injured: R. J. Weaver, no home. Injured: P. Ryan. Sallda. engineer: J. D. Dow. Salida. brakeman: Louie Reed, Salida. brakeman. Freight train No. 70. engine No. 270. In charge of Conductor F. H. Perkins and Engineer P. Ryan, had Just passed Graves, the summit of Marshall Pas?, when the ergineer lost control of the train. The airbrakes failed to work and the light snow falling made the tracks slippery and sand was useless. The Rio Grande rails crawl In long, winding sweeps with fifty curves up the moun tains, to the summit of Marshall Pass. 11.000 feet above the sea. The grade rises four, feet In one hundred. Down this fearful Incline the train whirled; safolng'-n^ia?ntunr witu- #%,so second and whipping around curves at a dizzy pace. Engineer Ryan stuck to the throttle, trying In vain to save the train from its certain destruction. It was ab surd to pump, for the roadbed is blasted out of solid rock and the decline Is so steep that the mountain looks as If It was terraced with tracks. A leap meant death. In less than five minutes the crash came. The train struck a reversed curve. The locomotive leaped off the rails and was thrown lengthwise across the track. i Twelve cars loaded with coal and coke dashing behind at seventy miles an hour crashed Into the engine, burying It In a second In a pile of wreckage thirty feet high. Charles Shaw, a brakeman. of Sallda. was Instantly killed. When the engine left the track Engineer Ryan was thrown far to one side, but Fireman Brasswell could not escape and went down with the engine and beneath the dozen cars loadei with coal and coke. Ryan was badly bruised about the body, but will recover. Dow and Reed were also caught in the wreck and probably fatally hurt. The three men were taken to Sallda. tha injured men being placed in the com pany's hospital. The wrecking- crew was at work all day endeavoring to extricate Brasswell from beneath the wreck, so thoroughly had the cars wedged upon the engine. Not until late to-night was the wreck cleared and the body of Brasswell reached. A. freight train parted near MInturn. about the time the runaway on Marshall Pass occurred, and the two sections col lided on a hill. In a car loaded with pipe were R. J. Weaver and an unidentified man. The car was up-ended by the collis ion. Weaver was fatally crushed and the unldentifled man was brained by a pipe. The loss of the two wrecks is $123,000. Engineer, Fireman and Other Hank Remain at Their Posts Until the Accident Occurs. A FEARFUL VELOCITY ATTAINED Prom tiie Summit of Mar shall Pass Runaway Train Descends. Wiling Disasters in WMcliTlireeMen Meet Death. CARS DASH DOWN THE MOUNTAIN VOLUME LXXXVIII-NO. 174. SAN FRANCISCO, WEpNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1900. PRICE FrVE CENTS. The San Francisco Call.