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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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PnntiUIn Three Pirti.
Ttn. Sunday Magazine la
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ST. LOUIS, MO.. SUNDAY, OCTOBER U. 1900.
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Printed la Oae Part
He Said That Former President
Virtually Pleaded Against
GRAND OVATION AT DE SOTO.
Four Thousand Eager to Hear
Democratic Nominee En
De Soto. Ho., Oct. 13. In one main meet
ing and a tremendous ovcrilow gathering1
Alexander Dockcry. Democratic candidate
for Goternor of Missouri, addressed over
.WW persons here to-night. The main meet
ing was held In Knights of 1'ytlilas Hall,
and though the capacity of the hall I." only
, a croud of several hundred more stood
in aisles and gallery and surrounded the
windows on the walk outside.
Meanwhile 'William S. Anthony, formerly
Assistant United States District Attorney at
St. Louis, and Congressman Samuel Ilyrn"
spoke to the crowds outside the hall from
a torch-lighted wagon in the lot adjacent.
After Sir. Dockcry finished hi address In
the hall he spoke for a short lime to the
overflow meeting. 31 r. Dockcry discussed
the attitude of former President Benjamin
Harrison toward McKlnley. He said:
"Ex-President Benjamin Harrison in ef
fect pleaded eloquently against the re-election
of Wiliam McKInley when he declarel
that lie wis opposed to the policy which
led the McKiniey administration to pl.ico a
tariff on Porto Itlco. but that as he de
pended on the United States Supreme Court
to remedy this error In legislation ho Mill
proposed to support McKInley.
"Benjamin Harrison when the tariff
on Porto Rico was under discussion de
clared that this tariff was a radical de
parture from the established doctrines of
Coternmcnt in the United States.. He le
mains Arm In this conviction and every
American citizen agrees or should agree,
"Americans will not. however, follow Mr.
Harrison In looking to the Supreme Court
for relief from this obnoxious legislation.
Americans will take no chances on tho Su
preme Court. They have the matter in their
own hands. They are a jury sitting on this
question. They themselves are the Supreme
Court before which this question is being
debated. They are to decide whether the
Constitution applies to every Part of tho
United States or whether the President and
Congress shall say when the Constitution
follows the flag and when It does not. They
arc to decide whether the provision of the
Constitution, that all duties, imposts and
excises shall be uniform throughout the
United States, was put in the Constitution
by .the fathers to be obeyed cr to be vio
lated. I am confident in the belief that
tho American people will remain true to
tho United States Constitution and to tho
principles of free Institutions, as enunciated
by Thomas Jefferson."
Doekery Royally Welcomed.
Mr. Dockery was royally welcomed to De
Soto. He reached here about 7 p. m. from
Hillsboro. where he spoke in the afternoon.
Tho trip was made In a surrey, and a party
of several hundred men from HUUboro In
vehicles and on horse back accompanied
him. Tho procession received accessions
all along the road. When near DeSoto ho
was met by a mounted detachment with
.torches and a band. A procession through
MONEY LENDER HARLOW;
HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS.
Audrain County, Missouri, "Farmer" Carries No Weight
Where He Is Known His Long Opposition
Mexico. Mo., Oct. 13. Reuben Harlow,
"farmer," is a joke a decided joke. Har
low manages to Bet himself before the pub
lic at almost regular Intervals. When all
other means' fall he resorts to tho writing
oi rnyme ror tne local press, ills snutns
Hnd opinions, which are as changeable as
tho March winds, are usually published as ,
juitn. A lie luuiivuuu vi lilt; uiau a jui4iii:.ii
opinions Is nil. He carries no influence
Harlow states, or Is reputed to havo stat
ed, to a Globe-Democrat reporter thut he
had voted the Democratic ticket all his life
except while under disfranchisement for
participation on the Confederate side in the
Civil War. At first blush his statement
sounds well, but to-dty J. D. Jackman. a
Republican of this city, said that Reuben
Harlow was a member of the State militia
during the war. and that ho was stationed
at I'aris, Mo., during that time. If that bo
true, the question arises, for what was Har
I'or Palmer and Hncknrr.
To fchow the lack of stability of the man.
It may be well to relate that Harlow, soon
after the war was ended, stated en the
Mructs of Paris. Mo., that he wished that
tho war was to be fought over again, and
Intimated that lie would have fought on a
different side. Harlow is thought to have
supported the P.ilmer-Buckner ticket In
1S36, apd is said to have opposed Champ
Clark on account of his free-sliver Ideas,
but these things were not known, thought
of, or cared for. a the influence of the man
is positively nothing.
Your correspondent was unable to find
a man In Mexico to-day to guarantee any
strength of character in the make-up of
Harlow. Orlando Hltt. attorney, when
asked about Harlow to-day. said:
"From what I hae seen of him and read
of his productions, I regard him as very
erratic. In my opinion he is a, man who Is
especially fond or talking and getting him
ielf before the public."
J. W Bealty, Postmaster during Cleve
land's first term:
"Harlow was counted a Republican while
In the militia. His father was a strong
one. Of his conversation upon any subject
I will say that he is extravagant, that he
changes often and that he is very radical
in any position he occupies."
W. II. Ktnnan, former representative of
1 have known Reuben Harlow well for a
number e.f years. He lives on a farm, but
does not farm. Ho Is a money lender and
gats the highest rate of Interest possihle. I
am certain that he lias never been an en
thusiastic Bryan man", and ho was opposed
to free silver In lSDi He is a close business
man. He I. vacillating and has no Influ
County Collector T. Leeper:
"I wouldn't give one whoop for any opin
ion Harlow might utter."
linonn to I-Viv.
p. 11. Cullen. attorney, former president
of the local Rryit: club;
"Reuben Hcrlaw . a inan known to !l)t J
STATE TAX RATE
J SHOWS ECONOMY.
"Republican loaders may prate of
waste and profligacy in the admin
istration of the affairs of Missouri.
but the evidence given by the tax
rate in this State is an Incontrovcr-
tilde unsnir to all their charges.
s "The tax rate for State revenue
purposes in Mis?ouri is tho lowest
of any State in the American rnion.
"In Illinois the rate is 39 rents on
the hundred dollars in Iowa -S
centx. in Kansas cente. In MJs-
souri It is only 10 ecnts.
"The ptoof of the piMuing is in
the rating, and the test of admini-tra-
lion economy Is the cost of admiiiN-
''Missouri's tax rat" is a certificate
of the economy and ability of tlt.
Democrat, which no jugglery or
pirversion of M.ttistio can gainsay
Alexander Docker 's Speech at
the streets of He Soto followed An ar-
splltting continuous din of shouts. "Hurra:!
for Docket-:" and the tooting of horns and
fleam whUtles met tin- carriage containing
Mr. Huckcry all along the route. SUnm
whistle, fiom the railroad vlmrs and fiom
switch eugini.s joined tho din. .Irffert-oii
County, which went Republican in lvW. v. ill
probably gite a good Democratic majority
The elate glass works at CryM.il City
and the railroad shops at De Solo are in this
county. Three speeches were diiiierod by
Mr. Dockery in Jefferson Count Ovei
llowing crowds greeted him everywhere.
Festus, where Mr. Docker- spoke I'rlday
night. Is tiie sister city of Crstal Cit,
where the gla--s works are loeatid. Kestus
supplies t, site for the homes ot those work
ers in the glass works who want to own
their homes. The glass company rents
homes, but will not sell them. Crntal gave
a three-to-one majority against Bryan In
lSJtJ, and Ftstua gave Bryan a majority of
only thirty-fix out of S3S votes.
Reception at lllca.
A Reception Committee of over 10o on
horseback and in vehicles met Mr. Dockery
at Silica, and. headed by a brass band,
drove into I'estus in procession, amid a
great waving of flags and shouting from
the homes on the way. James H. Wag
genecr, a prominent business man of I'es
tus, headed the Reception Committee.
Pestus has an opera-house of considerable
size, seating probably 7C0 persons, it was
packed to suffocation. Men were there from
Crystal City and from all the country sui
roundlng. A Reception Committee headed by Josepn
J. Hoeken of Hillsboro, escorted Mr. Dock
cry from Kestus to Hlltaboro tho county
seat of Jefferson County, where he spoke
this afternoon. Hillsboro was reached from
Victoria, Station oh the Iron -Mountain hy
a.four-mf'.e drive.. through a beautiful
farming district on the outskirts of, the diyi
A large Reception Committee with a brass
band met the speaker and escorted him to
he city amid shouts and cheers from
the homes on the way. A reception at the
hotel, at which Mr. Dockery shook hands
with hundreds; of Hillsboro citizens and
others who had come In fiom the surround
ing country, follow ed. The County Court
house room, the largest audience chamber
In tho city, had been decorated with flow
ers and flags and here Mr. Dorktry
spoke for over two hours on State and
national issues to a large audience.
JOHN C. LRI1ENS.
few people in Audiain County. He lias
never been identified with public affairs, and
m opinions on mailers political nave neier ,
w.,1... itriiiuicij CK.fc(lvu. ji jtj 4iu JOtllllltMl lO
follow the Gold Democrats. His opinions
are without weight. Harlow's conduct will
increase tho Uemneratle vnt i ,tn,inin
County In such communities as may learn
ot his action, but the great majority of tho
ii n ""J"1'. " mey near or it at ,'
ill, will 11UI, MUCH lilt-v i-uiue IU lOlC. even
remember which side Reuben Harlow ald
he was on In this contest."
The Mexico Evening ledger said to-day:
"The Globe-Democrat Is hard un for 'hor
rible examples' when It uses a column of
lt w, l .!.. .....
" ""'" " """"-" ""n juiuuvn liar- i relative to the six proposals In the French
law. a prominent farmer of Audrain Coun- ' note. It expressed approval of tho various
ty. bad changed his politics ami Is going to proposals, and then added the new sugges
vote the Republican ticket. Reuben Har- . ti.. relmli-e t i?ivii.i Th. it........ ..nV..i
... ll.l..li. I, .!. ,
", iw"in.iij J'J.c, .loll 1.-OI11IU1S A
single vote hi own. The Republican party
must be In a close place when it make a
great noise about how 'Rube' is going to
vote, and what his opinion Is on the prin
ciples of a party or Its nominees. The
Democratic party In Audrain County was
never In better phape than It is to-day. and
will have a larger majority than ever be
fore." M2VUR WAS A Dt.MOCIt.VT.
I'aris. Mo., Oft. IX The people ot thi-J
vicinity read with broad smiles and a great
deal of amusement the announcement con
tained in a dispatch from Mexico In hi-day's
Globe-Democrat that Reuben Harlow, ".i
lifelong Democrat, and one of the most
prominent and prosperous farmers" ot that
section, had renounced his allegiance to
Democracy and would support the Repub
lican State and national tickets at the com
ing election. Although Mr. Harlow has for
years been n resident of Audrain County, he
was born and raised In this county and Is
well known here, as he lives Just over tho
The announcement in the Globe-Democrat
was the first intimation any of his
friends had that he had, ever In "his life,
with the possible exception of or.ee, voted
anything but the straight Republican tick
et, from Constable to President. The mind
ot man runneth not back to the time when
Reuben Harlow was not a Republican. II
It! lttfts1 ft-k1 4 A t Att& T AS.rt rt. L..!..
said that he had been a steadfast ,u.d loy- I
al Democrat all through the period if .
disfranchisement in Missouri directly fol
lowing the war, ana lelt tne inference that
some connection of his own with the Civil
War led to his vote being counted out with
those ot other valiant Democrats In the
days when Monroe County was considered
"the hotbed of sedition and treason,"
This Is the funniest portion of the dis
patch, for the truth Is that Harlow was
the most liernlclous member of the local
militia company at that time, a veritable
swashbuckler in embryo, and conducted
himself in such -an offensive manner to
ward Southern sympathizers that his name
Is still of most unpleasant memory. He
was never connected wjth the Confederacy
in any manner at all, but along with Ms
llllffT ' fcODujLrrfel
f0Bg Wrl,,, 'J, z
The Officer: "You can't vote that
SOUTH CHINA REVOLT
IS GROWING RAPIDLY.
Rebels Ho!d Six Provincial
Cities in Wei-Chow Pre
fecture. WARRING ON THE MANCHUS
Twelve Thousand Men Sent
to Assistance of Chinese
SPECIAL BY CABL.K.
Hons-Kong, Saturday, Oct. IX Copyright,
1S". by the New York Herald Company.)
. .... ... - .... .
iiie re.Mji.iuu nmiu i prc.uii.-u mure "
a inoiun ago is assuming .-em. us j.riir-
tlons. Tho whole territory from the iwr-
ders of the British Kow.oon concession to
the East River is in a state of seething
Six nut of ten of the provincial titles in
the Wei-Chow Prefecture are In the hands
of the rebels, who have sworn to overthrow
Manchti rule. Reformers are actively as
sisting with funds.
Admiral Ho. with his a braves, is help
less and 12.M0 more hate gone to his assist
ance. There is fear that the withdrawal of
ttcops from Canton will weaken the con
trol of the authorities and that rioting and
lectins will follow.
The Britli-h military police are watching
the frontier to prevent the ingress of
A 11 lug column is held In readlne-s to
leave promptly. REID.
POU KltS JIAY T.T AltlllTRATl:.
Washington. Oct. IX Tho Russian rug-, j,tep lu the negotiations, which. In them
gestlon that the International Court of Ar- seUes". are as Intricate as the world ha
bitratlon of Thu Jtdguc be given Jurisdiction
ovur divergencies of views arising on the
question of Chine: indemnities was sub-
mltieu to secretary nay ny m. ue woliant.
the Ruwian Charge in 'ashington, in a
note on October 3.
It haa received the adherence, nf th
j American, the French and tho Russian Uov-
ernments. thus giving the suggestion tha
nonrnv.il nf flir nf thn f.FUm...t i..Hinu
and gives assurance of its general adoption.
M. ue uouant'a note has not been made
public. It can bo stated, however, that it
was the result of extended exchanges be-
lwf., itiA T.rpn"!! .mil lined.... !n..A.H..M
.... v. - . . ............ UUInUU1l,
"- :. " "- .- "l.v; .iuuu.it
Jiiridictlon ot Indemnity In case there
Ehould te divergence of views.
Not being u formal proposition, but mer...
ly an Incident to the approval of the French Honr-Kong the rcliels have again iler.Mted
note. It has not called for a formal reply the army or Admiral Ho. who was pursuing
of acceptance, but the Rustlan authorities ! them In a northeasterly dlteetlon from San
have been famished with a copy nf tho Chun, killing forty acd capturing many of
American reply to the French note, where- i the lmiK-rial troops.
two brothers, one of whom whs killed bv
a Confederate roldicr In self-defense, just
after the war. was Intensely pronounced in
Even tho Republicans are laughing at his
miraculous conversion, and consider It tho
choicest bit of campaign humor the Globe
Democrat has furnished Its readers this
yenr. One ot the leading local Republicans,
who asks that his name be withheld, told
our correspondent that he has known
Harlow ever fine the war. and never knew
him to talk or act anything else but a Re
publican in that time. As to his flaming
indignation regarding the school fund, those
who know him best laugh the heartiest.
His shattered confidence and blasted pride
In the party he has. loved so long arc In
deed pathetic. If he ever voted a Demo
cratic ticket in his lire he kept the secret
to himelf. The dispatch to the Globe
Democrat Is all wrong.
The Democratic vote In this section will
be the largest ever polled here, and noth
ing has contributed more to it than the
'"nL.t SS?, ?rV, f th.e
.Dc nocr. Impeach tlio Democrat-
ic administration of state affairs. Tho
farmers of this county have made a study
ot the charge in regard to the looting of
the school found and have found It ground
less. As a result they are aroused and will
turn out to a man, as reports from every
schoot district indicate. In there ever was
any apathy in this county the Globe-Democrat
has destroyed it, and if tha other
conversions reported by them are similar
to that of Harlow tho whole list will not
Increase the Republican strength a single
vote. Monroe County will give XMO Demo
cratic majority, and Dockery will run"
ahead of th ticket. The stand taken by
T. B. Robinson of this place has won over
many of the most substantial Republicans
In this county.
ROUTED BY EOXERS.
I'ekin. Thursday. Oct. 11. The Box
ers are in great force east and west
Chinese olllelal reports are that the
Imperial troops defeated the Boxer.s
with heavy loss, but intelligence
gathered from allies and other
sources Indicates that, the Chintse
it troops were' defeated.
In our approval is given to the Russian sug
sestion. so th.it it L none the bs effective
In giving American adherence to the plau.
It Is understood also that Austria ami
Billy, and probably Japan, look v.Uh fuor
upon The Hague suggestion.
Tho movement promls-es to give the llrst
practical realization to tho Caar's move
ment in bringing about the international
i 4.-ini(,rt)S .ji. iiic xiiiKu'.
congress of The Hague. Tin Court cf
( Atbltr.itlon has received the approval ..f
. ,hl. arIous goiernments rf prenenled at
Th Hague, and its formal organization is
Pnbllelty Irritates Ilrltnln.
tionilon, Oct. IX No words can express
too strongly tho irritation of the British
Kt reign Otlice over the latest developments
in Uie,Cliine3; negotiations and Its despair
of any working arrangement being arrived
at within th- near future, exceeds If any
thing Its irritation, the chief cause, of
which, to quote an official, is the extraor
dinary and unreasonable publicity gien
diplomatic communications, even before
thej are ofllclally communicated to the
America, according to the view taken by
this offlclal.w hose opinion may fairly be pre
sumed to echo Lord Salisbury's. Is among
the offenders in this respect.
"How," continued the Informant of the
Associated Press. 'Van we be expected to
arrive at conclusions when the Chinese are
given tho opportunity of knowing :VTy
SCen? The advantage which this mmrece-
i ilcnird imlitlritf h.is civen the Chinese ran
I ntlt Dc overestimated. It has constantly
given them the opportunity of creating dif
ferences lietween the Powers and Inter
polating excuses and suggestions, which. If
continued, bid fair to rendsr Europe and
America the laughing stock of the Ori
ental world. And this deluge of notesi
what do they amount to? Nothing."
REBELS 3IAY ATTACK C'AVro.V.
Iondon, Oct. IX It Is rumored from Can
ton, says a special .Uspatch from Shanghai,
that tho rebels havo captured Wel-Chou
City on East River, and that the Imperial
troops lost sixty killed. Tho rebels, accord
ing to these advices, attacked Tung-Koon
on Thursday last. If successful In their at-
laoK upon Tuns-Koon tney win marcn upon
cung-iong, aim niemv uju .linun.
According lo a special iu.-p.iun ironi
TWO MEXICAN SENORS
El Paso Stinod by Lie Romero's
Attempt to Murder Mexican
El Paso. Tex.. Oct. IX Both El Pao and
Jourez. Mexico, were thrown into great ex
citement to-day when Llo Romero, Federal
Attorney for the Northern District of Mex
ico, drew his revolver in front of the Custom-house
In Jaurei and attempted to take
the life or Benor Francisco Mallen. the
Mexican Consul In El Paso.
Other officers near by ran In and pre
vented murder. So enraged was Romero
that he then attempted to shoot those In
terfering, but was disarmed. The affair
was the outcome of a long 111 feeling, but
no one antlclrated any sensational end.
Benors Romero and Mallen have had dif
ferences several times before, and the
former was recently notified that he was
to be transferred to Oaxica, In the southern
part of the Republic. He attributed this to
the efforts of Senor Mallen. and for a week
has been searching for him and openly de
Since the difficulty to-day Romero dis
guised himself by putting on a ranchero's
dress, and this afternoon was seen in hld
Ine. waltinir for Mullen. It it n.ilii th.r
.Romero was drinking, but this Is denied L
1... k(. t...4.. n.l.n J.fflf.li.1 I , . F
"j tits melius. j.uti uiu.K uiiciva oi
Jaurez are stirred up by the event, and
several aiurcstlons have resulted to-night.
gang this time."
For .Mlnnonrl null llllnola Fair Sol
day mill probably Monday; HrM to
frrsh Huntlicrly Triads.
I'or ArLnii!ni iienrrnlly fair Sou
it ny ni.il Mouitiiy; Hunt frrali nonlh
1. South China Revolt Is Growing.
Paper Trust Will Oust Salesmtu.
Four Million ot Stalw on. Ejection-WeBtherJteport:''"'rf-i-"--
4. Republicans Hope to Capture Legisla
ture. 3. Natives of I'ekin Crjing for Food.
T. The Railroad".
2. Illinois Politics.
Watchman Solves Spook Mystery.
Drunken Man Loses Prohibition Ticket.
f. Agetl Woman Steals to Get Into Work
house. Rescued a Child From Drowning
Washing Powder Didn't Hurt Her.
Music Caused DIcunI in a Flat.
lu. News From thfi Old World by Cable to
11. Race-Track Remits.
No More Jumping Races at Kinlih.ii.
Yankee Jockeys 8tll! Winning.
12 Harvard Won, but Showed Wcakuejj.
IX Baseball and Football Gjmes.
14. Tho Stage Mother Not a Lovable Peuon.
Four Years In Prison for Bigamy.
Repudiates Ills Father'. Party.
1. Police Hold a Little Gil I Criminal.
Hop PlLl.Ing In C.-ilirornla.
Harrison's Rival Dies in California.
Women Political Bosses Turned Down.
Millionaire Avclds Lite of Luxury.
Harvard Students Teach WorklngmrM.
Ilrido'b Mother Groom's "Best Man."
2. Worthy a Place in Hall of Fame.
Train Caller Has a Voicni I.Ike De
The Texan Had (he Drop.
To Complete Armory for Battery A.
Predict Triumph of Christianity in
One Thousand Miles in an Automobile.
Fishing. From Two Points of View.
2. This Man Can Change His Weight at
Horse Talk and Football Gossip.
4. McKendree College Football Team.
Pennsy Is Inclined to Fumble.
Jim Wear and the Yale Team.
Mcitr of St. Louis With Princeton.
Harvard's Crimson Trailing Low.
C. Jeffries and Corbett Still Have the Stage.
Dogs of Blue Blood Earn Money.
The Stage and the Player.
T. Death Notices.
Mayor Overrules Mr. Longfellow.
5. Fraternal Order News.
I. Working for World's Fair Amendments.
Bright Outlook for Horse Show.
Girls' Industrial Home Dedication.
S. SIciety News and Gossip.
5. Ont-of-Town Society Notes.
4. Financial and Commercial.
Z. Week's Record in Realty.
Weekly Bank Statement.
11. Death of Henry Meier.
Nomadi; Father's Sacrifices Ended.
Police Board's Report.
, No Sham About Youtsey'g Attack.
Death Caused by Pin Scratch.
IX Multi-Millionaire Works
England's Policy Taken as a Model.
Street Parade in Honor of Father
May Saw Hermit's Hut In Two.
For Index to Want Advertisements
see Pace U of Part Tare.
Under Mexican rule, the Federal Attorney
is the highest authority in the district, and
no one In Jaurex will dare to arrest Romero.
GIVEN BRYAN IN OHIO.
Record-Breaking Crowds Went Wild With
Enthusiasm When They Saw and
Republicans Confess Surprise at the WaYmlh and Extent of
the Reception to the Democratic Candidate Small
(owns Held Monster Gatherings.
Akron. O., jt. IX Eastern Ohio, from
Chillleothe to Akron, gave Mr. Bryan .i
rousing welcome. He spoke to XSo per
sons in the railroad yards In Chlllieothe
this morning before breakfast.
lu the morning paers Mr. Bryan read
that Frank S. Monnett, formir Attoinej
General of Ohio, hail formally declared his
intention to vote for him. In Ltrna-t-r
Mr. llryan took Monnetfa action for a ti t
and won his audience.
II'.- spoke to-night Ii Akron, the original
home or the trust in its present form, lo
an enormous audience.
Forty Thousand at Mnnstlelil.
Richland County, lu which ManslieM.
the home of JoNi Sherman. Is situated,
gave Mr. Bryan the warmest welrome he
has iM-elvcil in a city of the size since
the tour began. Republicans as well as
Democrats declared that the crowd wj"
the largest In Ihe history of the city.
Forty thousand formed a guard of honor
about the speaker.
Three bands, several uniformed marching
clubs, a mounted club and several floats
were in the long parade that marched be
hind him from the station to the Court
house. On one of the floats were forty-tie
little girls dressed In the national colors.
One banner bore tho words:
"What Is the difference between a Span
ish robber and an American robber? Ask
Rathbone and Neely."
Another bore the picture of a dinner pall
lalieled "Hanna's taffy and broken prom
ises." Several hundred boys dressed as ITnc!e
Sam marched In the pirade. The meeting
van held In front of the Courthouse. ;ii.d
over the speaker's stand hung a uuge tan
ner. "I am an American."
Hermans Plentiful In Anillenee.
Mr. Bryan's reception at the im ting
place was all that the thousands could mak"
It. As he took up the questions asked by
FIRST POPULIST FORECAST
GIVES BRYAN BIG LEAD.
One Hundred and Fifty-Three Electoral Votes Counted Cer
tain, With Eighty-Four Most Likely Democratic and
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Doubtful.
LilKolii. Neb.. Oct. IX The following
statement oter the signature of J. A. Kd
gerton, the secretary, was given out this
evening by the People's Party National
"Bryan will be elected: he has lost none
of the support he had In 1S3S except a few
Silver Republicans In the mountain States.
Of these there will not be enough to effect
a single electoral vote. He will hold his
own west of the Mississippi and will carry
every State In that region that be carried
in 1S96, with the possible exception of Wyo
ming. He will gain heavily in the Cen
tral West and East; he will not only hate
all the Democrats and Populists who sup
ported him In IMS. but. added to these, he
will receive the votes of a large number of
Gold Democrats and former Republicans
who have left their party on the Issues r
Imperialism and trusts.
states Hurr and Doubtful.
"The following States may lie classed a
icrtaln to cast their electoral vote for
?onth Carolina. !
It ah :
"Added to these are the following States
that will probably cast their vote for
Sonth Dakota.. 4
Waslilnsitan .... 4
West Vlralnla.. U
"Thee. added to 1J3 certain, give ST, or
12 more than a majority in the Electoral
College. Outside of these certain and pr,o!
able Stater are the following doubtful:
PAPER TRUST WILL
Alort: Traveling Men lo 15e Thrown
Out of Employment One
Result of Combine.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Oet. IX In consequence
cr the change In methods of doing business
decided on at the recent meeting of the
Writing Paper Trust of Springfield. Mass..
nearly all of the traveling salesmen who
now represent Wisconsin mills making that
sort of paper will be thrown out of em
ployment ami the same will be true of the
J. S. Glttlngs, manager of tho Shattuck
& Itabcock mill. Bays It has been arranged
to divide the country Into districts, in each
of which a single man will have charge of
the distribution of the product or the mills.
Agencies for this purpose will be estab
lished in Boston, New York. Philadelphia.
Buffalo and Chicago.
LI HUNG CHANG IN PEKIN.
Chief Peace Envoy in Consulta
London. Oct. M. A special dispatch from
TUn-Tsln. under data of October 12. an
nounces the arrival at PUa ot Li Hung
joen;or Boo eiit and answered ibem, tl".i
troml became wildly eithsUsl!& Mr.
i:ruii sske for an hour.
circlet IUu came out to hear Mr L'ryan
Nearly twice that many thronged tho sta
tion nrds at Lancaster. In this seetij-.i f".
a tonsiderable German element, and there
was a large sprinkling of them In thu
irowil. .Mr. l:r.in elne. big speech with
a request that John G. I.enlz be sent bncJ:
to Copgress, and the request was met with
a chorus of "Wo will: Vt- will'"
New Levlnst-in's crowd was large in pro
portion to the size of tV town. An old
-nldltr rllnibed onto the platform of Mr.
Bryan's car at Zanesnlle and liamled hlni
a liouuuet, which he asked him to accept
from himself and other veterans.
In the rowd of ifr'l at 7inesville then
were a strikingly small number or women,
and the attention was cio-e.
One of the big demonstrations of the day
was at Coshocton.
Small Tutvus .Not Left lleliiiul.
IoudenvilIe, A'hland. Sterl.ng. Junction
City. Crookstllle and other smaller places
all gave Mr. Bryan enthusiastic welcomes.
Mr. I!o an will spend to-morrow in this
city testing. Then he goes on to New York
for tlie great Madison Square Garden dem
onstration on Monday night.
Thu Bryan train arrived In Akron at T-U
p. m. and was stopped on the edge of town,
where the parade was formed. Mi. Bryan
alighted from the train at that place. He
was met by the local Reception Committee
and Mayor Jones of Toledo. The latter will
accompany him during the rest of the cam
paign trip in this State.
Th. meeting to-night was held in Main
street In the tenter of the city Mr. Bryan
was givtn an ovation when he appeared on
the platform. The streets for several
squares were packed. Great throngs filled
ihe streets to-night, and the noise was
Ciiliruruln !l .Nortli Dakota,. A , .
C'oiinertieut .... 41 Ohio ,....-2K
llelmrare :t wiconln ......IS
MIculKan 14 Wyoming
Minnesota tt , i
etv Jersey ....U Tutal fJS
Aetv lurk -UIS
"Of these. Minnesota, New York and
Ohio can all be classed as very uncer
tain for the Republican candidate. In fact,
were It not that McKinley Uvea in Ohio,
that State could be considered as almost
a certainty for Bryan.
Annljnls of the Vote.
"In 1S9S Illinois gave the Republicans a
majority of only a little over 4X000, with
practically a break-even in Cook County.
It is now generally conceded that Bryan
w ill carry Cook County by a good majority.
Twenty-two thousand in Chicago would give
Bryan Illinois, provided the rest of the
State went as it did in 1S9S, but there Is
every indication that wu are making gains
in the country districts, and that Chicago
will gite more than this majority to the
"The same conditions which prevail in
Blinul3 also hold lu Indiana, where there
Is a much smaller majority to overcome.
"Kansas will go fur Bryan by about the
same majority It sate him In 'M. The Re
publicans are making a hard tight for th?.t
State, but the? will fall. This Is a rop-uli.-tle
year In Kansa.
"Kentucky uad Maryland are practically
sure for Bryan.
"In South Dakota our forces are splendid
ly organized, and are making the best light
ever made in the State. They are confident
of the result.
"In Washington we will win with nearly
the same plurality as we did lis '8. The con
ditions which prevail In the other coast
States du not particularly affect Washing
ton. "In West Virginia we aro making gains
constantly. While McKInley carried that
Stato by over 1I. in 'X, the Republican
congressional candidates only had about X
:) In 'Si Tho same conditions which will
give us Kentucky and Maryland, will als
land Wc't Virginia for the reform candi
dates." MISSISS PPI RIVER
OVER ITS BANKS.
Higher in the North Thau at Any
Time in Jiixlet'ii Yearn
Galena. 111.. Oct. IX The official records
in Weather Ooserver Bottle's otlice show
that the present stage of water in tho
Mississippi River is higher now than It
has been for sixteen years at this season
or the year. The river Is rising steadily
ami a stage or fifteen feet will be markeo.
islaid farmers below Galena have lost all
their corn and hay. and hundreds of heail
cf cattle and ho(,s havo been drowned. At
thl season or the year the Mississippi
Rlter towns repair tnelr levees, but tnts
work has bten stopped by the advance of
water, which has reeulted In the destruction
or thousands or dollars' worth or property.
SAYS STRiKE'ENDS TO-DAY.
Ifanuii Declares Pennsylvania
Miners' Struggle Over.
Chicago. Oct. IX During a political meet
ing to-night at which Senator Ilunna was
the chlet speaker, one or the audlenco
"How about the Pennsylvania striker'
"It will be settled to-morrow." was the
Senator Hanna also declared practically
that his efforts were larcalir resiwuMiHfk
for the concessions- made to the aaen W
the coal, mlno operator. '-;
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