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And What Happened. By
George Ade, in next Sun
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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ST. LOUIS, MO., FRIDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1000.
IRON COUNTY TURNS
OUT TO HEAR DOCKERY.
STUDENTS OF ANN ARBOR
INTERRUPTED W. J. BRYAN.
Attended a Big Meeting and Tried to Discon
cert Him by Asking Questions, Jeer
ing and Shouting.
Gala Day at Ironton, Where Speeches, Pro
cessions and Red Fire Enliven
Democratic Candidate Bore Disorder Patiently, Replied to All
Interrogations Courteously and Asked for Release
of Those Who Were Arrested.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. O-t. 1L-Considerable
disorder imracterize! J. Bryan's visit
to Ann Arbor till? afternoon. The students
of the State L'tiivers-llj-. which Is located
here. wue at the meeting In large cum
Itrs. anil ach one made his presence felt.
A platfoim had boon erected on the south
fclde of tl.e Courthouse building, and the -n-tlro
south .lde of the square, as well as the
adjoining street, was covered with a noiid
mass ol humanlt, a ninjoiilv- of thesj
nearest the stand being Mudents.
Mr. Brjan had no sooner shmvn his facj
than tho Lcjs began a clamor which did
not cco&e for ten or fifteen minutes. Even
r.fter Mr. Bryan advanced to the front of
tho stand the din continued, but It ulti
mately subsided Miffi&CBtly to allow hlin
"I am glad to talk to you." he began, "If
you are willing to listen "
A few voices responded:
"Wo aro willing."
"If I vvcro an imperialist." Mr. Bryan
went on, "I v. mid call out an army to
bupprcss you. but I nm not."
ev enit Student" Arrested.
This sally seem'd to rlcase the your.?
men. and most of them laughed and
cheered. Some of them jeered to such aa
extent, hoi; ever, that an olllccr was com
pelled to enter the crowd and arrest several
of the noisiest. After this, while the Inter
ruptions were frequent, they generally took
the shape of questions. One of tho ques
tions brought out this explicit declaration
from Mr. Bryan:
"The Democrats party Is for tho free
coinage of silver at the ratio or 1G to 1
without waiting for the aid or consent of
anv- other nation."
Uy the time Mr. Bryan concluded tho
confusion had ceased entirely and ho closed
At ttio tlmo of tho arrest of some of the
students Mr. Bryan's attention was not
called to tho fact, and he did not know of
It until after the close of tho meeting.
Askcil Tlint Hojn He Released.
When Informed of what had been done, he
Immediately ent tho following letter:
"Honorable M. J. Cavanaugh, Ann Arbor
My Dear Sir: If It Is true, as I am In
formed, that some of the college boys were
arrested for disturbing the meeting, pleaso
a!k for their discharge. I am sure It was
the result of boyish thoughtlessness and
(Signed) "W, J. BRYAN."
Mr. Bryan took up the trust question at
the beginning of his speech and aked:
"Arc you willing to defend a system by
which a few men control a great branch of
Industry and s-11 to the reople at trust
prices, buy of the people at trvn prices and
then employ labor on such ter -s to.!- -ditlunt
as tho trust may fix? You young
men do not want that kind of a Govern
ment. "You don't want a Government that can
punish a horse thief, but cannot punish a
trust magnate, do you? That Is the kind
of a Government you have now. (Applause
and jeers and cries of "How about the Ico
Discussed the Ice Trust.
"I hall stop now long enough to discuss
the Ice trust. Now, will you explain to ma
why every Republican knows there is an lee
trust, and yet no Republican knows any
thing about any other kind of a trust?
Every director of the Ico trust Is a Repub
lican. Mr. Croker la cot a director. He is
pimply a stockholder. The Governor of the
State of New York Is a Republican, and it
he were in New York punishing tho Ice
trust Instead of making speeches out hero
there would be no ice trust. There is a Re
publican Legislature and a Republican Gov
ernor In New York, and yet tho ico trust
"We h.id an Ico trust In Omaha last
spring, but wo have a Democratic Attorney
General there, and he commenced suit
against the Ice trut there, and It dissolved
on the first day of August, but they do not
do that In New York. The Ice trust In New
lork confines Its evil to the Stato of New
York, and tho Republican Governor and
legislature can protect the people of that
State if they want to. Rut tho Standard
Oil Trust covers tho whole United Ktatc3;
so does the sugar trust; fo does tho oil
trust: so docs tho barb wire trust; eo does
the wire nail trust
A voice: "How about tho cotton trust?"
Cotton Ilale nutl Salt Trust Compared.
Mr. Bryan: "The gentleman speaks of the
cotton balo trurt. Now. let me tell you the
facts. The cotton bale company has a
patent for making round bales, and It bales
lets than one-twentieth of the cotton of the
United States, and yet you Republicans say
nothing about a talt trust that controls
about So per cent of the output, but you
howl about a cotton trust that has one
twentieth of tho output. Aro you honest?
(Cries of "yes.") Then you mu-t have been
Ignorant, for no honest man wilt condemn
a 5 per cent cotton bale trust and defend a
S3 per cent talt trust because it was Re
publican. "Let mo call your attention to( th fact
that your party has no rem'dy for the
trusts. Your President In a letter of ac
ceptance spent more time telling yo'j not
to hurt the good trusts than he did In tell
ing you bow to hurt the bad ones. Your
candidate for Vice President spent more
ON ELECTRIC WIRES,
Improvised Bicycles Carried Them
Over the Walls From Uoof of
rrison Both Becaptured.
Nashville, Tenn.. Oct. 1L Two desperate
eonvlcts at the Tennessee Penitentiary
made a daring and novel escape from that
Institution about 6 o'clock this evening by
sliding down two telephone wires from the
to; of a three-story building to a pclnt out
tide of the heavy stone walls.
Both worked In the harness department,
and after the roll call managed to return
to the building and gala the roof. Taev hnd
provided themselves with two big p'liejs
and a wabblng used In the manuface t of
bridles. The convicts mounted to slender
telcphono wires blcj'de fashion and on this
took their coast to freedom, the men pass
ing VA feet over the walls. The rattl-s of
the wires attracted the attention of lie
other convicts, but not tho gunrdH. ard it
was some time before the escape was dis
covert. Tho alarm was finally givsa and
blo'odhound3 put on Ihelr traiL
To-night they were overtaken about. five
miles from the penitentiary and over
powered and captured. Both are burglars
wing twenty-year sentences;
t!-no denouncing those who denounce tho
trusts than in denouncing the trusts them
telve" A voice: "What would you do?"
Di-iiioi-rallf Itcmi'ily for Trunin.
Mr. Brjan. "Wu h.ie a lemedy, and our
r"mly is. first, to put every trust-made
artl.-Ie on tho free lU-t; second, we propose
that Congress shall provido that beforo any
corporation does business outside of the
Stnto of its origin It shall take out a li
cense from the Federal Government, nnd
this license shall only be given when the
corporation shows that it has no water In
its stock, and that it la not attempting to
monopolize any branch of business.
"I believe that that would bo a remedy
for the trusts. I believe that no private
monopoly could exist."
Mr. Bryan then discussed the standing
army, r' Iterating his declaration that the
President aiked for an army of 1W.0CO men
when t.ot a hand was raised against tho
United States. Mr. Bryan admitted his ad
ocacy of tho peace treaty, saying:
"I slid ratify the treaty und declare the
nation's purpo; to give the Filipinos In
dependence and protection, and if this na
tion had given that promise to tho Fili
plnos, not ono American boy would have
died In tho Philirpiutf Islands. But that
resolution tha Bacon resolution was de
feated by tho vote of the Republican Vice
President, und from that tlmo to this the
Republican party lias not had time to do
anv thing on the Philippine question."
"It has had timo to give the banks con
trol of paper money; It has had time to pro
tect the trust while they extort from tha
people, but it has not had time to stop the
war and bring the boys homo and stand
again on the Declaration of Independence.
My friends. If we have an Imperial policy
wo will need n large army."
llrpubllrnn Policy Slniilur to Knslnnil
Continuing on the subject of Imperialism,
"Read the Porto RIcan bill and you will
find that It Is framed on tho iune policy as
the Knglish acts of Parliament against
which our people rebelled, and If the Kng
lish were right, then the Republican party
Is right; If the American colonle3 were
right, then the Republican party Is wrong,
for It Is simply standing on the same ground
that England was occupving."
A voice here Inquired: "How about fre"e
Mr. Bryan said:
"I am going to pau-e long enough to grat
ify this enthusiastic gentleman who wants
to know about sliver. Your party promised
you in 353-3 to bring you International bi
metallism. It brought the gold standard.
In IsSS jou -were afraid of a &-cent dpllar.
but ovi do nut worry about an S5 per eenl
citizen in Porto Rico to-day."
Here Mr. Bryan was again interrupted by
jeers. He continued.
.1Ii-n Jlnre Important Tlmn Mimrj-.
"I am afraid jou do n. t want jour ques
tion answered further. I am not through,
jet ou seem to havo enough. You were
afraid we could not havo a double standard
of money in HOC. now you want a doublo
standard of government, a Republic here
and a despotism in the Philippine Islands.
In IK'S you were afraid wo could not main
tain the parity between the whito metal
and tho jelluw: how are you going to main
tain the parity between a white citizen
hero and a yellow subject In tho Philip
pines? "Why is It you aro so much concerned
about a matter of government and of hu
man rights? (Applause.) Wo are in favor
of the free coinage of silver at tho ratio
of 1G to 1 without waltlns for the aid or
consent of any other nation on earth. Your
President Is now coining silver dollars at
tho ratio of 16 to 1 without waiting for tho
aid or consent ci any other nation on earth.
Your party nevtr proposed a change in tho
ratio. If 16 to l is wrong let your party
change It; It has the President, Senate and
A voice: "How about North Carolina?"
Mr. Bryan: "I thought thero would be
bomo North Carolina man here,so I brought
a bulletin issued ly the Government ucder
this administration, and thcrcforo know it
must bo right. It was issued August 23,
and when jou people worry about tho
educational qualillcatlon In North Carolina
I want jou to know that j'our own admin
istration has fixed an educational qualifi
cation for voters In Porto Rico, and ac
cording to this bulletin only 17 per cent of
tho negroes of voting ago in Porto ltlco
can vote under tho educational qualification
fixed by jour own President.
"And, raj' friends, remember that In tho
South tho educational qualification docs not
take from the man the protection of tho
Constitution, so far as their rights are con
cerned, but -ou take from the peoplo of
Porto Rieo the protection of our Constitu
tion, and, under thoso qualifications, we
thut out S3 per cent of the black men
In conclusion Mr. Bi-yan said:
"If jou believe in a colonial policy for
this countrj-. vote the .Republican ticket:
but if you want trusts destroyed, the army
re-duccd to Its former size. Industrial In
dependence here and Independence In the
Philippine Islands, we will do all we can to
carry out the promises In our platform."
HE INTENDED TO
DIE IN CEMETERY.
Twas Baining Too Hard, So lie
Killed Himself on a
Florence, Ala, Oct. iL-Max A. Haumm
of Meridian, Jllss., formerly superintendent
of the Florence Gas Company, shot and
killed himself this morning with a pistol.
Eaumm was found at 4 o'clock cluing In a
chair oa the front porch of his boarding
house with two pistol shots In his breast
and one In tha head. Ho wroto a note to
the I. O. O. P. Lodge, of which order he
was a member, statlng'that he was without
money and friends and had nothing to live
for. lie stated that he had Intended going
to the cemetery to kill himself, but that It
was raining hard and his nerve had failed
him. lie formerly came from Cincinnati.
Baumm was well thought or in thin city,
and bis tragic death was a great shock to
the community. The Odd Fellows burled
V". Aecuaed to-day.
YET DIFFER WIDELY.
Ameiicii Indorses Czar's Sugges
tion of Arbitration if All
Other Means Fail.
ANSWER TO FRANCE'S NOTE.
This Go -.'r-imcnt Asks That Every
Effort Be Made for the Early
Restoration of Peace
BY YON WALDERSEE.
Washington. Oct. 11. In direct op
position to tho Implied wishes of the
United States. Count von Waldorsee,
the German Commander-in-Chief la
China, has tent an expedition to
1'ao-TIng-Ku, and his action may
cause consequences In the Southern
Provinces which the authorities fear
There Is no Intention on tho part
of this Government to participate
In any further military expeditions,
and it will deprecate action of this
character on the part of other Pow
ers. Wu Tlnft Fang, tho Chinese Minis
ter, asserts that there la no danger
of an uprising in Southern China,
and hail so assured Secretary Ilaj.
The authorities fear, however, that
unless something Is Quickly done to
support the position of the Viceroys
who havo so successfully held their
people In check, thure may bo an
It Is proposed by this Government
to Insist that Uie ViceToya receive
appropriate reward for their con
Washington, Oct. 11. Believing that for
eigners and their interests can bedt be pro
tected by bringing about the early return
of peace. Secretary Jlay has tent to the
French and other Governments his reply to
tho French proposals. In which he tttatcs
that tho President "would be pleased to see
the negotiations begun Immediately upon
tho usual verification of crcdcntlaLV
The full reply follows:
The Secretary of State to the French
Charge d' Affaires: (Sent to Jlr. Thlebaut
October 10, 1K0.) Memorandum. The Gov
ernment of the United States agrees with
that of France In recognizing as the object
to be obtained from tho Government of
China appropriate reparation for the past
mid substantial guarantees for the future.
"The President Is glad to perceive In the
basis of negotiations put forward In tho
memorandum of October i the spirit that
has animated the declarations heretofore
made by all the Powers Interested, and
would be pleased to see the negotiations bo-
gun Immediately Upon the usual verifica
tion of credentials.
"It may be convenient to enumerate the
classes of tho memorandum and to add
some observations dictated by tho attitude
of the United States In the present clrcum
stancec T. The punishment of the guilty parties
who may be designated by the representa
tives of tho Powers at Pekln.
"The Chinese Government has already
Indicated Its Intention to punish a number
of those responsible for the recent disor
ders. The representatives of tho Powers
at Pekln may suggest additions to that list
when negotiations are entered upon.
"i. The continuance of the interdiction
against the Importation of arms.
"It Is understood that this Interdiction la
to be permanent, and the duration of It
and the details ot Its regulation seem, a
proper subject of discussion by the negoti
ators. "3. Equitable ladenalUt vt the Oovarav.
TBIIEI ICTIEIXZT THSTO-.
For 3llourI Generally fair, ricept
Kliimrra In outhrnit portion Friday,
ntnrday, fair; nortU to nt wind.
Fur IlltnoU Fair In northern, rnln
In southern portion Friday. Satur
day, fair; freib aoatli to rnnt trlnda.
For Arknnnni-Fair Trldny and Sat
urday; northwesterly wind.
1. Ann Arbor Students Interrupted Bryan.
Dockery in Iron Countj-.
Policies of tb.9 Powers Differ.
Indiana Counted for Bryan.
I. Captain Allen on the School Fund.
Itlce i:stato Given to Patrick In Tee.
President Powell Expelled.
3. To Investigate Fhnncon's Death.
Landslide for Brjau In Ohio and In
diana. 4. Twelve More Xnmcs for Hall of Fame.
Suffering of Little Ones Made Mother
Swift End to Clijlon Romance.
Suit for a Missing Dog.
Miners May Not Accept Raise.
Upton Denies Cornering Pork.
Students Condemn Chicago's Livery.
5. Girl Missing More Than a Week.
Democrats to Name Strong Ticket.
News In the City.
C. Race Track Results.
7. The Railroads.
Will Not Abandon Chinese Missions.
Mra. Ulrici Died In an Armchair.
Cotton Trust Is a Menace.
Catholic. Bishops Iavor Rryan.
Kruger Has Not Given Up Hope.
To Kxter.d Conduit District.
3. Illinois Politics.
10. Republic Want Ad"".
Record of Births. Marriages, Deaths.
Real EMato Transfers.
11. Republic Want Ads.
Island of Iyto In State of Turmoil.
Police Had No Authority to Act.
12. Grain nnd Produce.
13. Financial News.
II. Burglars Loot Faust Residence.
New City Hospital Plan".
ments, corporations nnd private Individ
uals. Arbitration SajiKeated.
Thi Is an object desired by aU tho Pow
ers. Tho Russian Government has sug
gested that In case cf pTOtractcd divergence
of vlewa this matter might be commended
to tho consideration of the International
Court of Arbitration of the The Hague. Tho
President thinks Oils suggestion worthy
tho attention of the Towers.
"t. The organization In Pekln of a per
manent guard for the legations.
The Government of the United States Is
unable to make any permanent engagement
of this nature without the authorlzaUon of
the legislative branch, but In the present
emergency we have stationed In Pekln an
adequate legation guard.
"0. The dismantling of the forts at Taku.
"The President reserves the expression of
his opinion as to this measure pending the
receipt of further Information In regard to
the situation In China.
"6. The military occupation of two or
three points on the road from' Ticn-Tsln to
"The same observation which has been
made In reference to No. 4 applies also to
this proposition. The President Is unable
to commit the United States to permanent
participation In such occupation, but he
thinks It desirable that the Powers shall
obtain from the Chinese Government the
assurance of their right to guard their le
gations. In Pekln. and to have the means
of unrestricted access to them whenever
"The President bcllcvca that tie Govern
ments of France and the other Powers will
tee In Uie reserves we have here made no
obstacle to the InltlaUon of negotiations on
the lines suggested, nnd he hopes It will be
found practicable to begin such negotia
tions at an early date.
"Depanmtnt of Stat. Washington. Oct.
SAFE FOR BRYAN.
Republican Committee Claims Not
ISornu Out by State l'iirty
TOILERS AGAINST M'KIMLEY.
Growing Democratic Sentiment
Among Farmers and Employes
of Railroads Harrison's Let
ter Is "Worrying Managers.
Chicago. Oct. 11. Vice Chairman Payne
of tho Republican National Committee Is
sued to-night n "rainbow" forecast of the
result of the presidential election In In
diana, In which he claims the State for
McKInlej-. Indiana, Mr. Payne nvors. Is no
longer doubtful, but will give McKlnley an
This opUmlstlo prediction Is ridiculed by
Chairman Jones of tho Democratic Na
tional Committee, who claims that Indiana
will surely cast Its voto for Bryan, nnd It
Is belled by reports to the Chicago Record
from Its correspondents on the ground,
Mesrs. Charles M. Pepper and John Raf
terj. Teiegraphlnir from Indianapolis to-nlcht.
Correspondent Raftery pays:
"Th Republicans of Indiana, who appre
ciate the political situation, are scared bo
jond expression. Witness the words of one
upon whose efforts depend tho capture of
the fanner vote, and remember Oiat unless
McKlnley gets the farmer vote he must
" 'In tho first placo, the Indiana country
vote Is at two to one compared with the
city vote. When I tell you that the Re
publican poll of the city vote shows a loss
of 1.000 votes in Marlon County alone, you
will understand that McKlnley Is beaten
unless we can make corresponding gains
In tho rural districts. Now. In 1SJ. Brjan
was strongest In the rural regions of ln
dlnnit. und wo must gain six to eight votes
In every country procinct before we can win.
We are sure that Bryan has gained In near-lj-
every town In the State, and, naturally.
wo are driven to do our best work In the
Farmers Are for Ilryan.
" The question is. Can wo bring out the
farmer vote that we hnve won? Rain on
election day will probably defeat McKlnley
lh Indiana. It Is sure to be that close. A
sr.ck hog will keep one farmer from the
polls, and a hundred sick hogs may give
th State to Bryan. The lethargy of the
majority of tho Republican manascrs In
Indiana Is threatening us with disaster.
They know the cltleo. but they aro mis
taken if they think that every farmer U
going to voto for McKlnley. Our chairmen
of ttie county committees are ready to
throw us down It tho Democrats pay Uie
price necessary to throw tho bulk of coun
try votes to Bryan.
The Democrats aro spending more
money In this State than wo are. Tho rail
road employes are almost solid for Bryan.
Thcj' scoff at prosperity, because, while the
roads have muilo more money since I&tti
than ever before, wages havo not been
raised, and the employes are discontented.
In the rural districts we planned to aid
Debs because we thought be would draw
largely from the Democratic party, but we
were fooled. Ho has drawn mostly from
the Republican party. The small store
keeper and well-to-do farmer will not con
tribute to the campaign fund. They iy.
"Why dou't you get your money from tho
trusts? Those are the Interests that prollt
most from tho McKlnley administration."
Our sole chance of carrying Indiana lies In
the farmer vote, and while we have made
gains there I doubt seriously whether they
are enounh to offset the loss In the towns.
New Albany alone shows a loss of 1,'.j0
Disappointed In Harrison.
Correspondent Pepper says:
"General Benjamin Harrison's statement
is unmistakably a disappointment to In
diana Republicans. They looked for some
thing larger' and stronger.
"I saw evidences of tho disappointed feel
ing in the southern part of the State this
morning, and here in Indianapolis, notwith
standing that the Roosevelt demonstration
is occupying the minds of the Republican
managers, they show that they expected
mere from General Harrison than they re
ceived. The Republicans would be grateful if he
could be persuaded to say something about
the flag In the Philippines. Their greatest
disappointment Is over his silence on this
Big Afternoon Demonstration at Annapolis At One Station
Twenty-Four Out of Twenty-Five Railroad Men Declare
for Democratic Candidate.
BY A STAFF CORRE3I"ONDENT.
Ironton, Mo., Oct. 1L Bed fire, bunting,
trumpets, horns, lanterns, torches and a
big white band wagon, flags, men on horse
back, men In vehicles and men on foot, the
wholu welded Into a bewildering, car-spllt-tlng
cn.-emblo bj- a chorus of shouts and
j-elbt from uncounted human lungs that
was how Ironton welcomed Alexindcr Doek- !
It wax getting dark when the Dockery
train pulled into Ironton Depot and tho
gro'indo surrounding it were a moving mass
of people, v.'hose shoulH ami j-clls of "Hur
rah fcr Dockcrj-," "Hurrah for tho next
Governor," drowned the whistle of the loco
motive mid the rumble of the' train. Back
on tho hillside road, near the depot, was a
lino of horsemen ranged with the uniform
ity of troopers, a line so long that It faded
into tho distance, and gloom. It mu only a
Democratic club which had rMden in from
the Bellevlevv Valley to hear Dockerj- speak
'I lie Drlvi- to Ironton.
Ironton 1 some distance from the sta
tion, and the banl wagon, a pretty whito
and gold outfit which tho members of tho
Arcadia Valley Cornet Hand assort to be
the Dncst In the State outside of St. Louis
and Kansas City, headed a procession to the
town. In which footmen, horsemen and ve
hicles escorted tlie surrey carrj-lng the
Dockery partj-. The Journey was enlivened
by continuous shouting, waving of flags nnd
tooting of iionr-t, Ever and anon rfd fire,
touched off along the route, lighted up the
Inspiring scene. It was a remarkable dem
onstration. The speaking took place fn the Court
house because tho e; era-houi" better
adapted acoustically, was too bmall. Half
nn hour before the speaking there was not
a vacant seat. The judge's stand, its steps,
the window ledges, the clerk's dek, chair:,
brought from the opera-house, the audito
rium, the gallery, tho nMen and the lobby
were packed to suffocation when tho ex
Th room was profuselj' decorated with
Brj-an and Dockery pictures, alternating
and Joined with fctoons of bunting. The
Judge's bench, from which Mr. Dockery
spoke, was a uower or palms ana ferns,
from whose green shono Texas sago !n
An elaborate programmo led up to the
ppeaklmr. A campaign glee club, the Arca
dia Vullcj Band and a campaign orchestra
rendeicd patriotic and campaign mulc.
Diicktrr Loudly Axiplundctl.
William Edgar Introduced Mr. Dockerr,
and for two hours tho Democratic candi
date for Governor of Missouri discussed
tho school fund, the comparative taxation
cf railroads and farm lands, trusts, Impe-
New Battleship Spurted 1S.5 Knots
and Averaged I7.SU on Her
Santa Barbara. CaL. Oct 11. The battle
ship Wisconsin made a successful trial trip
to-day. Owing to rough weather a light
start was made.
On the western run, over a thirty-two-knot
course, an average of 17.SJ was made.
Tho avcrago for four hours was 17.S, with
strong tide allowance In favor of the ship.
In a spurt a speed of 1S.I was attained.
After tho speed trial the ship was turned
over to Admiral Kautz nnd stair for ma
By tho terms of the contract, the Wlscoii
rlu.was required to steam at the rate of six
teen knots an hour for four consccutlo
hours, one knot more than was demanded of
the Oregon, which, howover, made a spurt
during her trial, reaching IT.13 knots.
The Wisconsin Is 1.0jO tons heavier than
tho Oregon, and no premium was offered for
excess of speed" ovr the requirement of the
contract. Nevertheless. sho has beaten tho
record o'f the Oregon nt every point.
AMERICANS HAVE SAILED.
First Troops Depart From China to
Washington, Oct. 1L Colonel Humphrey,
Quartermaster In China, has sent a cable
srara under to-day's date to the Quarter
master General announcing tho first de
parture of United States troops from China.
The dlpatch is as follows:
"Klntuck sailed yesterday for Manila
with forage, quartermaster animals. Com
pany D. Sixth Regiment, United States
Cavalry, pack mules belonging to tie Sixth
Regiment, United States ejavairy. .trans
port Indiana will leave this port on the
11th with about 900 marines. Hjde eendlng
wood heie already contracted for. United
States of America loses nothing by these
shipments. FoiaKe caps cap ornaments,
litters, numbers wanted for Ninth Regi
ment. Unltod States Infantry: Fourteenth
Regiment. United States Infantry: Sixth
Regiment, United States Cavalry: Company
F. Fifth Regiment. United States Artillery.
Entire command thoroughly provided for;
MAY YOHE HAS A CLAIM.
Counter Suit Will Re the Answer
to A. II. Cbaniberlyn.
SPECIAL BV CABLE.
London, Oct. 1L Copyright. 19CO. by W.
R. Hearst.) Concerning the spit for t3.G00
for breach of contract brought yesterday by
A. H. Charoberlyn In the Supreme Court of
New Tork against May Yohe. her husband.
Lord Francte Hope, when seen to-day, nade
tho following statement:
"Chamberlrn's suit against my wife does
not disconcert us in the least- If there was
any breach of contract It Is on his side.
Lady Hope entered Into a contract to ap
pear In New Tork September 23 In a play
and a part to be approved by her.
"Sho went to New York and waited vain
ly until September 3 for Chamberlyn to
complete arrangements. He finally submit
ted one act of a play, from which. It was
Impossible to form any idea of the piece.
Lady Hope then discovered that Chamber
lyn had no theater In New York, nor had
he engaged a company to support his star."
Lady Hope, will answer Chamberlyn's salt
with a, counter claim of $1,300 -expenses In
curred, in bar trio to New York and return.
riallsni nnd mllltar!m. eliciting applausa
that wakcil the echoes of tl.e Ironton hills.
Ad Iron Countj- was enthusiastic to-laj
i-lasm stod out prominently as soon
as tho Iwckery ttnln hit the southera
county line. In the morning, at Iis Arc.
the train was Ktormed bj- .i Mg body ot
men carrj"lnE a banner inscribed: 'Tha
IHs Arc Bryan nnd Stevenson Club. 1C0
strong: Dockery for Guv rnor." Thej- were,
headed bj- William McKeo and had come
to attend th" mcetlnss at Annapolis and
Ironttin. At Vulcan another large bodj- of
n.ex. boardcl the train.
Ileltl n Reception.
At Annapolis, where Mr. Dockerv- spoke,
In tho nfte-rnoon. a brass band of igateeo,
pieces and a largo delegation of citizens,
headed bj- William R. Edgar, chairman oC
the County Committee, met the Dockery,
party and escorted It to the hotel, whera
Mr. Dockery held a reception ami rhoolc
hands with several hundred who had coma
to the speaking. Despite the damp air and
the threatening weather, the size of the
crowd at Annapolis compelled tho ho-dln?
of the meeting out of doors. A pretty,
grove of post oaks sheltered the platform.
It was decorated with pictures of Bryan
and Stevenson, nnd a flaring red banner
bore the legend In gilt letters: "Hurrah for
The size and enthusiasm of tho crowd
led Mr. Dockery to defy the dampness and
the Inclemency of the weather and to spak
at length on State affairs, on trusts and
Tho Journey from Annapolis to Ironton on
the Iron Mountain was a continuous ova
tion, and at each stop mn en route to tha
speaking at Ironton boarded the train and
greeted Mr. Dockery. Ono of these reported
a poll or twenty-live -men at his station. In
which twenty-four declarjd.ln favor of thq
The conjunction of Democratla and Re
publican speakers nt Ellington yesterday
confused the good farmers of that district a,
trifle. Two amusing Incidents resulted. J.
,B. Oarber, a Republican speaker, preceded
Mr. Dockery, nnd when he finished he toot
a seat to one side and Mr. Dockery took tho
platform. Mr. Dockery discussed tha
charges made aealnst the Democratic ad
ministration In Missouri by Richard Dal ton.
Some of tho audience got the Idea that Gar
ber was Dalton, and as Mr. Dockery grew.
eloquent a number of vindictive eyes wcra
fir"d on Garbcr where he sat.
An ovation, with much appreciative "hand
phaklng, followed the conclusion of Mr.
Dockcry's speech at Ellington, and ono
farmer who had shaken hand3 with Dock
ery approached Carber and. extending hU
'"Don't think you'll be elected Governor
but I'll shake bands with you anyway."
JOHN a LEBENS. .
Boers Surprised an Outpost and a"
King Willlamstown, Oct. 1L The Boer
havo torn up tho railway north of BethuII
end captured a British outpost.
imiTlSH OFFICER CAITCI1ED.
London. Oct. 1L The following dispatch!
has been received from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, Wednesday, Oct. 10. An engine
with truck convej-ing a party of engineers
belonging to Pagct's Rlfla Brigade, while
proceeding yesterday to Xaapmulden, was
ambushed by Boers. Captain Stewart, with,
forty men of the Rlflo Brigade, went to their
support. The casualties, unfortunately,
were heavy. Stewart and one private were
killed. Captain Paget. Lieutenant Stubbs
and five engineers were wounded and Lieu-.
tenant Sewcll and ten of the Rifle Brlgada
were made prisoners. De Llsle's mounted
men and Colonials, after three days' flght
lng, havo driven De Wet north of Uie VaaL
near Venterskroon. De Wet has been as
suring the burghers that Europe would stop
Uie war October 10. The Boers were thus
buoyed with the hope that something would
occur to end tho war In their favor. I trust
they will now realize how futile were their
GERMANY BUILDING RAILROADS.
Construction of Line to Kunmi
Taken Up Again.
Berlin, Oct. 1L tCopyrlght, 10, by tha
Now York Herald Company.) The German
Navy League received a telegram from
Tslng-Tau to-day stating that the construc
tion of the railway from Rlao-Cnow to
Kauml has been taken up again under Ger
man military protection.
General Yuan Shi Kal retired with his regs
ular Chinese force to a distance of fifty
kilometers from the rallwaj- when requested,
to do so by the German Governor, and the
Germans occupied the frontier town ot
Kauml without opposition.
It seems that the Germans are now foU
lowing tho Russian methods In Manchuria,
gradually extending their sphere of inllu.
enco Into Uie territory hitherto unclaimed.
CHINESE REBELLION SPREADS.
Armies Battling in Two Larga
Shanghai. Oct. II. Sheng, the taotal. haa
received a telegram from General Su re
porting that a serious rebellion has broken
out In the southwestern part of Hwang-St
Province: that his 2J.GCO troopa arc Inade
quate, and that ha needs at least 103,00) to
cope with Uie danger, which Is directed
against the Manchus. and threatens to be
come worse than the Tal-Pfng Rebellion.
It Is rumored that the Yang-tse Viceroys
have sent 20,'a) troops to Pao-Tlng-Fu to
suppress the rebellion.
The Hong-Kong correspondent of he
Dally Mall telegraphs that the rebellion in
the Province of Kwang-Tung Is becoming
nnjl-forelsn. and that five missions have
teen destroyed at Hang-Kong-Chow.
GENERAL BARRY VERY ILL.
American Commander in a 2aga
Victoria, British Columbia, Oct U. Tha
Nagasaki press states that General Barry.
U. S. A., is IjlngserlOttslr III In St. Ber
nard's Hospital ttere-
The British transport Kuddea was badlr
shaken up in a typhoon and a lot of stock;
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