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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
Will Visit Canada.
LONDON, Nov. 21.— The Duke and
Duchess of York, according to the Daily
Man. have definitely decided to visit
King Leopold of Belgium Agrees to
Readjustment in Favor of
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
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-
¦ "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
"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."
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
The dead at Lagrange so far as known"
follow :
WALTER I. MOODY, assistant mana
ger of the Panky & Gaither Plow Manu
facturing Company. ... ...
NEGRO WOMAN; unknown.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
AND ONE SON: another son and daugh
ter missing.
JAMES CHERRY, and six negroes,
names unknown.
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
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.
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.
Residences and Churches Are Blown
to Pieces— Returns From Country
Districts Will Increase the
Terrible Havoc Wrought in
Tennessee and North
Victims Will Num
ber More Than
One Hundred.
'•.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
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.
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
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.
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.
Does Not Sanction the Pol
icy ol Driving China
to Desperation.
To Withdraw From
the Concert o! the
Grand Duke Vladimir Is Very Popular
With the Russians.
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.
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
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
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.
Prom tiie Summit of Mar
shall Pass Runaway
Train Descends.
Wiling Disasters in
Meet Death.
The San Francisco Call.

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