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VOL. XXXV WICHITA KANSAS NOVEMBER 21 1900. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NUMBER 24 CYCLONE SWEEPS DEATH DOWN NARROW VALLEYS. Many Lives Lost, Houses Demolished and Crops Ruined In the South. Tennessee Towns Desolate and Stricken People In Despair Deadly Tornado Lays Waste Many Populous Places Along the Lower Mississippi. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 21. A telegram received at the general offices of the Kansas City, Fort Sco: t and Memphis railway this morning from ils Memphis representative says that 111 lives were-lost in last evening's tornado at and near La Grange, Tenn., and that property damage to the amount of. nearly $40,000 was done at that place. The telegram follows: "A heavy rain storm passed over Memphis yesterday evening about dark. Two and eighty-fi'.-e hundredths inches of water fell from 7 o'clock yesterday morning until midnight last night at Memphis, and for 40 or 50 miles east. "A terrific wind storm struck La Grange, Tenn., a point 4!J miles east of Memphis, on the Southern railway and destroyed property to an estimated value of $25,000 or $40,000 and caused ID deaths at ihat place and vicinity, according to the ibest information no-.v obtainable. "So far as have been able to learn, there Is no damage at any of the stations along our line, though the storm seems to have circled around Memphis, beginning at, Lula, Miss., a point .jfl miles south of Memphis on the Yazzoo end Mississippi Valley and through Batesville, Miss., a point on the Illinois Central railway about 60 miles south of Memphis, to the northeast through La Grange." telegraphic and telephonic communication that neither the origin nor the ending of it can be determined at present, nor can the extent of the disaster bj learned. From meager details obtainable, covering only three points, it appears that 19 lives were lost, and the destruction of property was also heavy. It Is believed that between the town heard from numerous farm houses an 1 interior communities of more or less considerable population, were wrecked Accompanying the tornado was a rainstorm of terrific proportions. FITZHUGH LEE DONE WITH CUBA Little Progress Made on Free Government. ISLAND'S FUTURE. General Says It Is a Problem. Nobody Foretells Outcome. TRIUMPH or wjciiita Orient Railway Is Voted the Bonds. BIG CITY VOTE. Townships Give Small 4 'No" Majorities This Means Wichita Gets CLEVELAND CATCHES IT U. S. ARSENAL ATTACKED BUT THE TORNADO FINDS ITS WALLS TOO STOUT. Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 21 A special to The Age Herald by long distance telephone to Columbia, Tenn., says: A terrific tornado moving in a westerly and northwesterly direction, struck this place at a:30 o'clock last night and left havoc In its pa;h. The northern and western sections of the city, which are populated principally by negroes, were almost entirely swept away. Fifteen persons are known to have been killed, and it is feared that this number will be largely increased by later reports. The dead are: MISSES FLORENCE AND EVELYN FERRELL. CAI'T. A. F. AYDOLETTE, wife and one son. Another sou and daughter missing. MTSS KATE FOR3YTIIE. JAMES CHERRY. Six negroes, names unknown. The tornado lasted five minutes and its path extended 10u0 feet wide, which is clearly marked by devastation. Many houses, including a large number of negro cabins, were blown down and ninny others unroofed and otherwise damaged. The fencing surrounding the United States arsenal was blown away, but tile building remained intact. Gale Sweep Over Northern Oliio and Temperature Falls Cleveland, O., Nov. 21. A heavy westerly gale, "whicTi at times reached a velocity of 60 miles an hour, swept ovt r northern Ohio today, prostrating telephone and telegraph wires in all directions. In ;his city the wind played havoc with chimneys, trees and plate glas3 windows. The temperature is falling rapidly. 13 OKLY CHE CHURCH LEFT A I I. THE REST OF THE flllOIT A MASS OF WRECKAGE. Memphis. Tenn.. Nov. 21. A tornadi st) uck the tow n of LaOrange, Tenn., ;. miiex east of .Memphis, on the Southern railway, in Fayette county, yester-da y af tei noon. church is left standing in littered buildings telephom with the met chan-wires and i inly one the tow n. The streets ate debris of JeMr-yed Uis... telegraph nifl poles. i-vera I p rsons are dead and wounded. The dead recovered up to the time the correspondent left on the evening tiain to bring the report to Memphis, tiro; WALTER I. .MOODY, assis.aut man-it ger of th-'l'anky & Gaither Plow M a ttu fa luring comjuiny. WIFE OF' PROWN MAY. colored. NEGRO WOMAN, unknown. "ix persons were injured more or less seriously, an.', 10 business places wers s -oyed. Thp Meth"di:-t. Baptist and Presby-t.rirni churches were destroyed. The residence portion of the town I n!i-o suffered heavy loss, several buildings tiding completely demolished and a large numb t damaged. A pcrf-ct deluge of rain was falling when the cyclone came, but its advance was foretold by a roaring, rushing sound followed by quick, heavy reports which gave the inhabitants warning and they rushedi out from the falling buildings. HEIGHT OF SEVERITY TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI GET IT. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 21. Telegraph and telephone communication in the path of last night's storm is still interrupted, and although every effort is being made to reach the scene of devastation from various points, no definite information has been received as to the loss of life or the extent of the damage. The storm is .believed to have reached the height -of its severity in the middle and western parts of Tennessee and northern Mississippi, as no reports of damage elsewhere have reached this city. At Columbia, according to a message by telephone, the loss of life was 14. The list as reported Is: MTSS FLORENCE FA R ft ELI MISS EVELYN FAKRKLL. CAI'T. A. F. AYDELOTTE. .MRS. A. F. AYDELOTTE. DAUGHTER AND TWO SONS of the Adyehutes. MISS KATE FORSYTIIE. JAMES CHERRY. SIX (N.'RGItOKS, names unknown. At La Grange, in the extreme west ern portion of the state, the dead are reported as numbeiing three and the injured six. The storm was but a branch of a general disturbance which has been moving In a northeas.erly iliiecuon from eastern Texas. In Nashville the rainfall for 21 hours was fi.()2 inches, an abnormally Iarg precipitation. .Memphis reports 2.4.-4 inches. I lie wires are blown down in all directions, and the telegraph companies arc badly handicapped. New York, Nov. .. Maj. Gen. Fitz-hugh Lee, who has just returned from Havana having appointed to the command of the department of Missouri, had little to say about Cuba. He has now 'severed all connection wiwth the island, after an intimate association with its affairs for nearly live years, except for a brief period during the war. "The constitutional convention is in session to organize a free and independ ent governim nl for the Cubans," he said. "Thus far it has not made much pi egress. It is a small convention, only 31. delegates, all Cubans. "Some pro veterans of th" Spanish war. They have about disposed of one or two contests over senis, - od are nearly ready to begin with teal business. "How long It will take l!ie convention to adopt a constitution is rroble-matical. Nobody knows what the outcome will be. Until this Is settled, there is little to say of the futu.v of the Island." When the general was asked vbnt hp thought of the recent elect! in and its results In the island, he ii'iiHol: "Oh, they don't think much about our elections down there." He did not express his own opinion. "I am going to be here for a few days," he added, "and I shall th n pio-cced to Washington to make my report. From there I go to Richmond for a short stay. I expect to re ah Omaha and establish my headquarters about the first of next month." With Gen. Lee are Maj. R. E. Michlo and Cant. W. H. Hart, members of his staff, and W. P. Pedego, lis private secretary. Maj. Michie, who was his adjutant general when he commanded the 7th army corps during the Spunhh-American war. will conlinnn ,, 'm'd the same position on his staff in Omaha. ''"i" While the irenernl was r.enl.tniv ! I'.itglc James Coehnower, formerly of ("Inciu- the Shops. The "yes" votes of Wichiia carried the bond issue for the uneni railroad ye.-terday, and Wichita will get the shops. Wichita Rives a majority of nearly 401)0 "yes" on the city bonds, and a majority of over 4000 "yes " on the county bonds. Mod of the townships gave small majorities for "no, but the combined "vote of the townships is easily offset by the city's vote. In Wichita the biggest "no" vote in any precinct was 215, in the 2d precinct of ward 2; and the .smallest "no" vote was live in the Im precinct of w ard 2. 1 hose in charge of th. b 1st precinct of ward 4 tin, ting in the official count hali, and the election ch ... had not turiied'in the e,,;e KROGER IS JELAYED Not Likely to Reach Marseilles Till Tonight. MULTITUDE WAITS. Transvaal's Ex-President Sure of Big Time. All France Concentrates Enthusiasm. i ll..ts in the lale In get-to the city and judges at the hour of going to press. Wichita vote ON 'ITY PONDS. Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 i Ward 4 (1st plot, missin i Ward 5 Ward 6 Vcs. .. SI!) .. 742 . . Sl',2 ; StiS .. 41! .. 417 No. 32 23 Marseilles, Nov. 21 (.2 p. m.).--Tlie Dutch cruiser Gelderland, having .n board former President Krugtr oi the Soulh African republic, is reported to be off Toulon. The reception of Mr. Kruger Is likely to be positioned t.ntil tomorrow . Marseilles, Nov. 21. Higot o'clock Is the time llxed for Mr. Kruger's lai.d-Ing, but the Gelderland bus not yet been sighted. A drenching downpoar of ruin prevailed throughout (he cn- uie nigut. A lew policemen wi I on duty, but no crowd whs visible along the route of the procession. Marseilles, Nov. 21.- In ..pile of a heavy rain which prevailed ail' night and during the forenoon tod ty, the streets of Marseilles were lilloj I' rem an early hour by great crowds of pi o-ple intent on extending a welcome to Paul Kruger, president of I he South African republic. At 11:30 a. in. , the steamer ' leid.uiand carrying the noted voyager, tot liawg Ibecn sighted, the committee Inning Ihe JESSIE MORRISON GOES OKI TRIAL FOR MURDER. Long Legal Battle Is Looked for In the Eldorado Courthouse. Counsel for Defence Make Effort With Plea of Abatement, and Ask That Jury Try the Pica The Court Considers. Total r:i7 2S 27 30 22S WICHITA VOTE ON COUNTY PONDS W ard 1 SIS Ward 2 (1st pet. missing).. 4M1 Ward 3 x::i Ward 4 (1st pet. missing) Mil Ward 5 422 Ward 0 4 IS Total .. VOTE IN 3.". 31 IS f,l 2S 2 'J 37 HIS reception In charge, adjournment unt Lcyds aptain of me 'ting oillslde and the and the however, oil their I'd to 10- THE COUNT li N f H. ON COUNTY Garden Plain (South) tiati, a customs Inspector, wn busy Willi his baggage. General Leo stepped toward him to answer some lnouirit-s and the inspector said: "(Jen. Lee, I fought on the opposition side from you during the civil war." "That so," said Gen. Lee, "v.-.; arc all on one side now." MANY STEAMSHIPS DELAYED (Derby) .. ( Mtilvano) WORST STORM IN YEARS NASHVILLE REPORTS WIDESPREAD DESTR UCTION. Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 21. The storm last night was the most destructive in many year:.. Two lives are reported lost 'i'id much damage done at Lavergne, 1G miles from Nashville. At West Ilarpeth and Tnompsons Station a number of houses w blown down. A child was killed at the latt-r r'uee. Two persons were killed and several fatally injured at Nolensviiie, Williamson county. It is reported a lumber of persons were killed in Maury county. NINETEEN LIVES LOST TOR 1NADO BOUNDS THROUGH NARROW STRETCH OF COUNTRY. M- n.j his, Tenn., Nov. 21. A tornado i, ur.ding through a narrow stretch of territory stretching from a point three mil's north of Lula, Miss., to La Grande, Tenn., caused great loss of life and property yesterday afternoon. Th storm so completely in.errupted ALL WIRESARE DOWN DETAILS DELAYED ALONG ILLINOIS CENTRAL. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 21. Telegraph and telephone wires are down along the line of the Illinois Central railroad between Memphis and Grenada. Mi.-?., whei a is located the path of yesterday's storm. Consequently, news of the disaster can only be obtained from incoming trains, and will probably not be available until late today. HOUSE BLOWN, BABY CONE MANY ARE KILLED NEAR NOLENS VILLE, MISSISSIPPI. Nashville, Term., Nov. 21. Near Nol-ensville, Miss., Nannie Hampton was killed. James Hampton was internally injured and will die. Emma Hampton, Ernest Stephen and Mis? Black Hampton were seriously Injured. James Chrisman's house was blown away and his baby Is missing. The home of J. D. Vernon was demolished and Mrs. Eromlet, a sister, was killed. HEAVY WINDS AND ROUGH SEAS ON THE ATLANTIC New York, Nov. 21. Heavy winds and rough seas on the Atlantic arc undoubtedly tile cause of tin- delay of a lb-el of trans-at la n I ie liners due heie from I different. Eimu" an porls. I Among the vessels are the crack j North German Lloyd liver Kaiser Wil- helm der Giossc. from Bremen, Southampton and Cherbourg, the Ilollnnd-! American liner Rotterdam, the Red Mar line steamer Kensington, the Anchor line steamer Anchor!.-! riom Glasgow and Moville, the AUimtio Transport compmy's steamer Marojiotte from Loudon. the North German Lloyd's Mediterranean liner Alb-r from Genoa. Naples and Gibraltar, and the While Star liner Oceanic from Liverpool and Queenstown. MAN AND CHILD KILLED R.AILROAD STATION AND EIGHTEEN HOUSES DESTROYED. Nashville, Nov. 21 The Nashville & Chattanooga station and eighteen houses were demolished by a tornado last night at La Vergue, fi.j miles south of here. More than a mile of telephone and telegraph wires were destroyed, and details are meager, but it Is known that a man named Robertson and hM child were Instantly killed and a section boss Injured. There Is ano her break In the wires at West Ilarpeth, a station 25 miles southwest of the Louisville & Nashville road, but no particulars can he learned. CIIAIJT.KS H. IIOVT WRITER OF FUNNY PLAYS DIES OF PARESIS. Charleston, N. H., Nov. 21. Charles II. Hoyt. playwright, died t Ids h oine here. last nitht of paresis, f,, whh h he has been suffering f,,r seveial i months. Ever since Ms return to Cha rlestown, ! after his release from a private asylum I at Hartford by order of the court early in August, it has been known by his attendants and nearest friends that there was little chance for his recovery. I J L, I 'AMU IX DAKOTA Grand River Greeley Lincoln Mortou Ohio Rock ford Rockford Saleiu ... Sherman Union Valley Center (South) ... Warn Wiehila Total The townships not la-.i Afton, Delano, Grant, i (North), Gypsum (V. Kechl, Minneha, Nine1 (Easl), Park (West), !i Center (Xorlh), Viola. W. V. Ferguson said: "Work will commence on the Orient roa I. S come through here about n x t moii I h a nil la y on people uill have no ;n t le ir action In vol ing lie ' irieni road will do lnoi t han it has promised." Ex-County Clerk P n noon : "We ha ve suit i i-now to jusMfy n. Klateim bonds have curried by jority." i:. Hi 1 44 . 17 . 21 . ,f . Ill Hi . Ill . 23 . M) . 4H7 id fr a rdeii -I I, scad. details of the lioimced an o'clock 1). m. Early in the day Dr. Messrs. Fischer saw the i port with the purpose of boarding the Gelderland harbor. The sea proved loo rough to permit of their carrying Intention, and Ihey were obli turn. The scene nt the dock wns idclnr-esnue. Every coign of vamage was occupied by sightseers. The Ian ling stage was gaily decorated wllh the Tiansvaal and Free State colors, the French trl -color and shields bearing the blue cross of the ariiis of Marseilles. A red carpet covered the gvonml, forming a bright splash of i r at tho 'luay-slde. Decorations else vhere In the city were pracllcally non-ex sl en t. (Hi ! only a few Hags being visible nloiu; ,e (JU route which Mr. Kruger will travel, . In going from Ihe iuuy to the hotel. j Sennlor Paulis;t, the president, end jollier members of the Paris jid Marseilles reception committee, assembled (it Ihe landing stage during the foie- t noon, and behind Ihem. drawn no In a long Hoe, were delegations of various piilriolle societies, Uj emhroideied ' siUt standards. No. !l 27 til ! H3 132 7! S3 r.7 11 Kin 1H2 on are: Plain Illinois, Park Valley 41 j The Sainle Marlel lighthouse 11 ! end of Ihe breakwater nerves as a 21 ( point for a. large cat hcrint I lors, as the Gcldi tiand i:r?; U ere French llrsl from I here. ! Some of Ihe boa la Uilb little I :,,! and I. Ihe vlcw- f Siee!:l-l,e Men Kldotado, Kan., Nov. 21. The case of Miss Jessie Morrison, rdiarged with kill- lug Mrs. G. Olin Castle last June by cutting her throat with a razor, was called for trial here today. The case is one of the most remarkable in the history of Kansas crimes and promises to be a legal battle, euii lient altorneys having been engaged on each side. Miss Morrison's alleged motive for th murder was Jealousy, she having been a former sweetheart of Oas(.le, who is a elerk In a local Racket store. .Miss Morrison, who is 2fi years old, Is daughter of Former Probate Judge M. II. Morrison. Mrs. Caslle, who was a Miss Mary Wiley, was the same age as her alleged murderer, and her family also Is well-to-do. Uefore she died Mrs. Castle made a statement in which she declared that Miss Morrison had attacked her wllh-ou! provocation. Miss Morrison will plead self defense, alleging that Mrs. Castle attacked her llrsl with a razor, which she finally wrenched from the married woman and used to protect herself. A r uie preliminary hearing last summer Miss Morrison was held without b ill. Much of her time in Jail has been spent In reading (he I'.lhle. Late yesterday aflernoon atlorifys for the defense entered a plea of abatement, alleging that the defendant had never had n proper preliminary hearicg. and asking that the plea be tried before a Jury. This was the (list thing to he taken up when court opened this morning. Jessie Morrison was taken Into court yesterday afternoon to hear the plea of her attorneys. She was taken from her cell nt the county Jail by Sheriff Turner, but ho dil not accompany her directly In the court room. Iler father, ex-Judge Morrison, war; allowed to lake his daughter into the court room, and he sat beside her during the healing. She was tin ssed In hl.ick. Once in Ihe court room she did not show any sign of emotion, but sniib'l pleasantly lo her friends, and innoied those who were prosecuting her. Iler iilloriieys are J. L. Reoder of To-peka, Kramer of Eldorado, II. VV. Shoemacker and V. P. SfOoney. J. W. Shinn of Eureka is trying th case. County Attorney Rrumback la prosecuting Miss .Morrison and he will be assisted by several other attorneys. Miss Morrison's attorneys entered a plea of abatement in width they asked for a Jury trial. They alleged that the other preliminary trials were not Just toward Miss Morrison, and Judge Shinn took the plea under advisement until today. Great crowds gathered around tha court house today when she was brought In for trial. When Judge C. W. Shinn announce! the case the court room was crowded wllh spectators. Among them were a dozen women, clerks in the store where Castle and Miss Morrison worked, or neighbors of the dead woman and her husband. On the front seat sat Ju lge Morrison, the aged father of thealleged murderer, and hack of him, cromhing lOiV to escape the gaze of the curious, young Castle, for love of whom, the slate will contend, Miss Morrison killed his wife. Presently Judge Morrison left the room accompanied by the sheriff. A few minutes later the two men escorted Miss Morrison, slender and frail looking, to a seat beside the judge's desk. The prisoner was dressed plainly and 1iore a dejected appearance. She pat quietly through the proceedings, making no comment and hardly speaking a word. Her live months' confinement la the county jail had, apparently, chang ed ner completely. Yesterday Mlsss Morrison's attorneys filed a plea In abatement, asserting that the preliminary hearing had not beea regular and that the prisoner, therefore, could not be tried on the (barge of murder In the first decree. The slates attorney moved that the plea he amended, and usked that the case proceed, Considerable argument from counsel followed. Judge Shinn finally announcing that In? would pass upon the ues-tion at Ihe afternoon session, and a recess was taken, Difficiilly In securing a jury Is expected and It is not believed that t h-j taking of evidence will begin until late in the Week. BLOW FOLLOWS RIVER dec, 'la -?." dock I'd but W .'' s none ,,' ihe steamers at lie 'hewed with biuilintr. Rain, which had ceased f,,r a lime. jii'gnn laiiing again at n:.;n, wlr reunion, in view of the fai l Ihal (be Geldi r-; land may nol arrive unlll la.e I hi - af-in I'eeemlier i ternoon or lomorrow, Ihe lio r coiiuali -IIVi' ' OS will ! tee announced ,al II wool I disperse ihe middle .,f Ull(j L, ,,,.,,.( -j-,,,. io 1H f m he '"ad. The , t. HoceieS f irb-d their Man. lards and s" lo regret ' marched olT, and I he r row I e.vwlnre b oids. The In the town rapidly 'li:"-'.dved. M icoil. I The ( e, el Mil, e.irin,,! ,. I, A I see before r, o'clock tbi:; ovi-nbo. ;, lit LOVES STATION REPORTS DOWN I'll 1.1) WATER. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 21. - Loves Sla-lion, M.MS., reports none killed oulilght by (lie slorin of es. rday ofti rnoon In thai, vb inily. So far as known J. L. honey was fa (ally Injured by falling timbers. A dozen houses were wrecked an I much olh"r property damage done. The course of Ihe slorin was down t'" Cold Water river. Tiler'' Is HO delilllle lli'WS l' ll I feels along that stream at point j lant from ( 'old W'aler. FIRING AT TIEN TSIN ef-dis- roiii -aid (Ids ei urns in that the 2')'u ma- SNOWSLIDES IN COLORADO I the ll red, HIGH WINDS PILE DRIFTS RAILROAD TRACKS. D'-nver, Nov. 21. A lc accompanied by a high In progress on the w Colorado for three days. The warm weathvr m fast and slides have considerable damage. Railroad traffic is hoi and work In the mini s h has stopped because (if transport supplies. Nort h of Glen Wood weather Is reported, wl ly moving southward. Light falls of snow at several places on the the rane. UPON i y snowstorm uiii'l has been "in slope In i r- sno v doing ! In interrupted, ouio Keetjons 1 Inability to Springs cold n is gradual-reported from M' jn side of STORM IS GENERAL IN THE NORTH STATE. Gr and Fork. i.N. I)., Nov. 21 Th- first blizzarl of the season occurred Monday night. The storm was jrneral throughout the stnte and toads are hal-ly drited. Seven inches of now has fallen and the itorm is still raging. SEVEN FEET OF SNOW HEAVIEST NOVEM;.;:it SNOW L TEN 1'EAj :S. San Fianclsco, Nov, storm pievails over tiui but no seiious damage . ed. though telegraph! with some points has h Tho Southern I'acifl, ordered out Its say 4 pi, tral Pacific line. This is th first time in 10 y a November storm b-is made order necessary. Snow is falbnerfrom Colfix to R- no, and at the summit It is s- ven fe"t In depth fri1 still falling heavily. So far, traffic ha uot been Interrupted. 21. A severe .era Callfoi nia, u" been report-otiununl' alio 1 n Interrupted, company has . s on ihe Cen ars that such an TviUCH HAVOC WROUGHT THIRTEEN KII.LEIi. A C '1 ! I il M ! EARI.V RI.I'OR'I S. Memphis, T'-nn., Nov. 21. M. aee,- reports from I. ens along tl,e line of the Illinois Cent 1 1! railroad In north Mississippi, slat ' thai the tornado wrought, much havoc. Thirteen persons are reported kll.'el between bun Station and Cold Water The tornado made ils appearaiwe at j about .'!:-!'i o'clock Inihe afternoon and j swept, everything in s t j path. Tr. es were uprooted and femes and outhouses wre level lo the ground. Telegraph and telephone wires nr.. !down and details are ladtli.g. At. ('old Wa ler several houses are destroyed and the daughters of John Guy and John Iany were i-eriously Injured. A iiegio child was killed llnee mile.-i noi th of the town. The cyclone pawed from southwest t Northeast and struck Patesville about 4 o'clock. Several houses v.-"re demolished and seven persons were more or less In-Jurcd. The M. 1 hod'st ebur. h was unroof d. A report arrived h' re at noon stating that four ncgiees were killed and hiiii- i.i' os 01 eaoins on pi.i 11 la i ions lieu.' Lula, Miss., were demolished. Fve miles north of Tunica, a cabin in which five negroes wre assemble 1 was wrcck'-d and a,! of them were killed. A schoolhoos". a church and number of plantation houses In 1 lie same local, ily w re demolished, A v.bRe man and a n'gro wre killel six miles --outh of Ip-Miarido, Miss. Many plantation houses H cotton glti and a church were destroyed. The names of the victims cannot be learned. await i:i:i TAi'i: IN- MANY SHOTS EXCHANGED GERMAN QUARTERS. Tien Tsln. Nov. I'i, via. Shanghai, Nov. 2!.--There has been oonside: a hie firing recintly in the neighborhood of Tien Tsin, and, owing in a rom't that Ihe German (piarler of ihe city would be attacked last night, the German sentries were doubled, a reginiem pat ruled the opposite bank of the river, and the remainder of ihe German troops were ordered to hold themselves io readincs9 for action at an instant's notice. Will: AT. JO I NTS THREE INSANE PATIENTS START FOR WASHINGTON. Ai dmorc, I. T., Nov. 21. -Y Chief Deputy Iler., J. W'. Speak'- and Deonty liridges left for Washington, county that will I). ('., having In charge three pai c ut s j ()r m)U,.d ,l0n 11 bound for tin' hospital for the Insane in that city. The path nts ri: Dr. M. T. West, formerly a practicing plivslelan of Marlel I a, John Marliin and a negro woman named (Vila Hrown. TIli'V lllUe been conlillefl In the hos-jiiiac JWoird of the Jail for some time awaiting the running of the gamut of red lap. which is tieccsaiy before icr-rilory patients can be ndinllted to the in: lit u ;ion. to ciioosi: di:li:(jati:s HOLD PRIMARY FOR SOUTH MOLESTER MEETING DEC. 1. Ard more, I. T., Nov. 21. Judge Rrad-fcrd is preparing to send notices to every postofl'iee in the Indian territory calling 011 the people to assemble in mass mooting on Saturday, Dee. 1, for the purpose of electing delegates and alternates to the single statehood con vention whh h meets nt South McAlcs-ter Dec. 10. Every potoffloe Is entitled to one delegate and one alteinate, irrespective of population, and on additional delegate and alternate for each 100Q of population or major part thereof. WINTER CRop GETS Ton FAVOR-Aid. E , A START. El Reno, o. T., ,'ov. 21. -Tin farmers I of Canadian county are in a lot of t' lday j tr, lib!., about their wheal lie! Is. There hundreds of acres of w he at in this have to be era-'.ed off It stands ov r a foot hiuh and Is Jnint"d In a uiimbe fields. lie writ I farmers have rai.-e crop of pot alio nnd ve:;eia.l pieiiiiful us they are In .May. .Tl'HV I)ISA(i!M'LS of second are as :d El Unu clinking sen so ( ', R. NCER I.- IN fRIAL oF T PROG l: .-. O. T., Nov. 21. Uiysei man who was charged with two children from the Jen-Nov. Ill, was tried In Judge shy's court Monday Tor assaulting t'-aeher of the Jfijwn school, Miss do PoUierow. He asked for a jury He- his tool th 11. tilal and got it. which bung jury. His second tria ing on. lilted in a is now go- HAKI) IIIiOW TO MILLKKS nciN'CJR rowivitr.Kss Rt SSIA VI TS PROTECTIVE 1. UTY ON FLOUR. Washington, Nov. 21. The Russian government will on Jan. I, put a nuty of 80 cents a barrel on ,! ctr Lr Siberia. Tho object is to in me c;.:o the rapidly growing trade f.'r the !:;,uk sea millers. It will be a n:.'l blow to the Pacific coast. P. UT Perl f 19111 GENERAL'S ARMY SCARES CHINESE EMPRESS, in, Nov. 21. A special dispatch Pckin says that Prince Tuan has been arrested and stripped of his power by order of the emperor and empress dowager, but that fears are felt of Gen. Tung Fuh Slang, who, with 16,000 regulars, Is in Ilu Jang- Pu. joux vih(;i iii-:s IMPORTER AND RREKT'ER 07 FRENCH DRAFT II U;S! S. Chicago, Nov. 21. John Virgin, of Faii'hurg, III., well known throughout the country as an importer and breeder of French draft horses, died suddenly of heart failure at the Sherman ilouse.

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