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Fora.ells Fate of Royalty.
The Story of a Remarkable
Clairvoyant. "
Two Sections in Color.
THE ST. LOUI S REPUBLIC.
IS
A Four-Page Comic Section.
Nexi Sunday's Republic ....
JflNETY-THIKD YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1900.
TrnTrn I In St. lonli, Onr C(.
1 IxlUJll 1 Ontwlde St. Louis, Two Cents. v
On Trains, Three Cents.
FEW REPUBLICANS FOUND BY
ROOSEVELT IN BRYAN'S WAKE.
DOCKERY WELCOMED
WARMLY IN MERCER,
-'1$ 77T z ' s 555he
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Teddy Loses Temper and
Calls Questioners
"Hoboes."
rEPEATEDLY JEERED
Excited and Irascible
Orer Failure to Arouse
Enthusiasm.
NEW YORK'S CHANGE.
Remarkable Reversal of
Sentiment Shown by
the Receptions.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Kingston, N. Y., Oct ii Theodore Roose
relt la perhaps the gloomiest man In the
Btate of New York to-night. He pees the
handwriting on the wait New York State
Is lost.
He wound tip his first day's campaigning
with an address to 2.000 people at the Acad
emy of Muslo In this city to-night. The
Bough Rider was tendered a much heartier
welcoma here than at any other point ha
topped at, yet there was little enthusiasm.
This was all the mora apparent to Roose
velt, who was Idolized by New Yorkers In
his campaign for the Governorship two
years ago. Blnce then, however, the voters
In this State have learned a few things, as
the receptions accorded Colonel Bryan tes
tify to.
DlBaoDolnted on every hand, the Rough
- "Rider was nervous and Irritable, and when
-at West Nyack and Newburg, cheers for
Bryan were asked for by some of his audi
tors. Roosevelt fumed and lost all control
of himself. He Indulged la personalities
with several individuals, and even the Gov
ernor's best friends do not hesitate to pay
that they were both shocked and amazed
at bis Indiscretions.
A Trouble Day.
Governor Roosevelt's special trato i etump
Ing tour of the State began this morning
at West Nyack at ten minute, to 11 o clock,
and from then on was interrupted by a
series of Bryan demonstrations, which
reached their breaking point. ov faras toe
candidate concerned, whll. be was ad
drwslnr a crowd of 10.000 meawomen and
Joflrea !a.tb great Pl & CwetjOf the
CoortnoBaa-ax nvmovrs-
loovsrnor Rooanslt waa repeatedly inter
.n,. hi. xAHrnta at this point by VO-
clferou cheers for Bryan. Finally, growing
bolder, one man asked In stentorian tones
whether Bryan wan all right, to which a
chorus of voices answered that he was. At
this the Qovernor'a face grow purple with
rage, and, stopping short in the remarks
he was making about the lea Trust, he
turned upon the man and gave him a ter
rible tongue lashing, which lasted for sev
eral minutes.
Jeers' and cheers greeted this outburst of
temper, and when the Governor, throwing
-moderation to the winds, exhorted his an-
sorer to "co back to his brother hoboes,"
there arose a succession of hisses, the In
tent of which could not be mistaken. It
was soma moments before tho Governor re
gained his equanimity.
The disturbance began by cries of "What a
the matter with Bryant What's the matter
with Stanchfieldr Then came back the
stentorian answer of "He's all right!" This
occurred several times, and the Governor
was visibly annoyedL. Finally Governor
Roosevelt roared back:
"No, he's not all right!"
"He Is all right!" Insisted a-voice again.
Roosevelt stopped speaking, ran over to
the aide of the platform from which the
Interruption came, and, shaking his fist,
roared:
"That gentleman has an the symptoms of
a Bryanlte. He la one of those people who
work with their mouths."
" "Hurrah for Bryan!" shouted a hundred
voices.
"That's right," screamed the Governor, in
a fury; "you Interrupt the meeting because
you're a hoodlum. You belong to the dis
orderly classes, which are naturally against
us. You object- to prosperity because you
don't work. Go back to your fellow-hoboes
and learn to do something useful. Natu
rally, you have no patriotism. Naturally,
you're against the nag."
At this point the crowd shifted and con
cealed the object of Roosevelt's attack
from view. "Ahl" said the speaker, Quick
ly. 'Tm glad you're going away. I think
you'll learn hereafter not to monkey with
the buxs saw. In the absence of the local
police, I am glad to have driven away the
disturber of the meeting."
"Hurrah for Bryanl" yelled the crowd at
West Nyack. It was like the red raw to
the bulL
"Why don't you hurrah for Altgeld or
iagulnaldo while you are about ltf hissed
, the Governor, but the cheers were only
1 hushed for the moment, to breaw ,,t
again as the train moved out of the sta
tion, the Governor.
Just before he began at Newburg a dele
irate from Poughkeepsle stepped forward
and handed him an immense tin pall loaded
with cabbage and turnips, which he de
scribed as "the full dinner palL"
Roosevelt took the pall and said:
"You notice he hands me a full dinner
pall with the American nag. This is what
the Democrats call a sordid argument."
A Jtesro Veteran.
Governor Roosevelt had scarcely got well
started in his speech on the second stand
at Newburg when another Interruption oc
curred which sadly ruffled his temper again.
He had singled out a colored man In the
crowd who wore a "Grand Army button"
and addressed him as follows:
"I sea a veteran of the Civil War over
there yes, you, my comrade of the black
face (and Roosevelt pointed to the object
of his address), who have been deprived of
your vote In North Carolina; to you I'd say
that Mr. Bryan would give a vote to the
yellow man who's shooting down your
brother in the Philippines."
Here a voice cried: "How about the
Democrats who are cowards at home and
abroadr
"1 never sold that," cried Mr. Roosevelt
furiously. "It's a lie and you knew it was
a He when you said It."
Then the Governor turned to the report
ers and said:
"They won't make much by Interrupting
me." '
In all his speeches to-day the Governor
waa particular to emphasize his opinion
that Bryan and his party appealed to the
lowest and basest passions of mankind, or,
aa he said at "West Nyack, to those quali
ties watch were most reprehensible.
"whether represented by JPettigrewism in
Booth Dakota, by Altgeldlem and anarchy
lnvBllBeia, by Goebellsm In Kentucky or
fey Orakerlsm with Its-blackmailed vice in
a great otty."
V.VWIiVWV.VJV.'
WiWMV.VAWAhWWVWVWW
ROOSEVELT CALLED
QUESTIONER HOODLUM
nr Afcsoci.vrnD runs.
Kingston. N. Y.. Oct. 21 At West
Nyatk. u. man closo to Governor Roose
velt's car, cried:
"Hurrah for Bryant" and Jlr. Roose
velt replied:
"Why don't you hurrah for Altceld
and Agulnaldo?"
The cheering ceased. Another called:
"What about tbo Ice Trust?" and ho
answered:
"This election will le decided by the
patriots nnd men of Fensa In tlio coun
try, who outrumlier the Junker ehouters
of your type. The Ice Trust will be
attended to in a proper legal way."
Toward the end of his remarks at
Newburg tho Governor was Interrupted
a number of times by soma shouts of
"What Is tho matter with Bryan?"
"Down with trusts." Governor Roosevelt
remarked:
"That Kentleman has all the symptoms
of a Bryanlte."
Then, walking over to one Elda of tho
platform, end epeaklng directly toward
the point lrom which tho shouts arose,
the Governor, paid:
"You look Hko one of those men who
work exclusively with their mouths.
What do vim mean to down, the Cotton
Balo Trust of Mr. Jones or the Ice Trust
of Mr. CroUerT" (Cries of "What Is the
matter with Bryanr "He's all right!")
"That Is an argument of wind. You
are afraid to hear the truth; you In
terrupt this meeting because ou are a
hoodlum end nothing else. You repre
sent the disorderly class that Is natural
ly against us.
"Now. go back to your fellow-hoboes." I
Juvv&rJvvhrjvjvsjrjv'rj'jJrrnr-mJrsjv'r.
BRYAN WILL RETURN TO
ILLINOIS TO CAPTURE IT.
Democratic Managers Say State Is So Close One Day's Work
By Him Will Win It Must Cancel Lincoln Date.,
republic special
HInton, W. Va.. Oct. 21 Illinois Is to ba
made the storm center by the Democrats
In the closing days but one of tho cam
paign. If tho campaign already made and
announced can be changed, Mr. Bryan will
Tljt m tn tJnmln THrlnv nltrht from Chl-
JaRWr - - mTT(1Tls1. He -was to speak In his
home city Saturday night.
Yesterday Mr. Bryan received word from
the Illinois State Commutes to the effect
that It is believed by the managers that Illi
nois may bo carried by the Democrats if
Mr. Bryan could speak in the State oa Sat
urday. According to the politicians who sent tho
word, a strong Bryan tide has been setting
In and the State Is now so closo that ono
day's work by the candidate will change the
result.
Robert E. Burke, Fred Elder and M. F.
Dunlap. who had a short talk with Mr.
Bryan at Niagara Falls Saturday night. In
their efforts to get all of bl3 time possible,
advanced the argument that tho State
electoral vote could be eecured by the right
kind of work, and Mr. Bryan's presence
was the principal thing demanded.
Following this, came further word from
Chicago, und the plausibility of tho san
guine claims mads by the Illinois, managers
so appealed to Mr. Bryan that ho took
steps to cancel his Lincoln engagement and
devote Saturday to Illinois.
He has not yet received word as to wheth
er the Lincoln local committee will agree
to release him.
The details of tho additional Itinerary are
not known to Mr. Bryan, but havo been
mapped out by the Illinois managers.
This plan wlllglve Mr. Ilrjan but one
day, Monday, to do the work for the legis
lative ticket In his own 6tate which he had
planned.
"Went Virginia Work Completed.
William J. Bryan finished his campaign
In thl3 State to-day. Ho started with a
meeting at Huntington which, ail things
considered, waa as great a demonstration
as has been a part of the Democratic cam
paign. "Governor Roosevelt was in Huntington
last Friday. Tho managers of tho largest
three hotels Bald to-day that his coming
had occasioned no perceptible Increase In
their business. Last night at 7 o'clock there
was not! a vacant room In any of the hotels,
and several hundred people walked the
streets all night, being unable to secure
places to sleep. The crowd this morning
was several times as large as that which
greeted the Rough Rider.
From a radius of 100 miles came the Bry
anltes to-day. A third of them came out
of tho mountains horseback, mulcback and
In wagons hauled by horses and oxen. Spe
cial trains brought In several thousands.
Without exception. It was a Bryan crowd,
and one that was not afraid to show It.
Mr. Bryan reached Huntington at 12JZ3
TOOK OUT HIS OWN
BURIAL PERMIT.
Aged Lover, Jilted by Girl, Bought
Cemetery Lot and Then
Took Toison.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 21-Frederlck
Welntge, 78 years old, lies dying at
Allegheny General HoSpTtal to-night
w.
the
be-
cause of love for l-ycar-old Minnie Sterlff.
He swallowed two ounces of laudanum. He
has remained unconscious and cannot re
cover, Welntge was infatuated with the
girl, who called on him frequently until a
month ago. The old man lavished gifts up
on her. Then younger and handsomer ad
mirers attracted her fancy, and the old
man grew bitterly jealous. A few weeks
ego, when shs denied that her love was
cold, he shot at her, but missed. On Sat
urday he bought a lot In Vniondale Ceme
tery, took out a burial permit for him
self, and during last night took poison. He
left a note to the Coroner, declaring that
the girl caused his death, and that he. had
spent ,080 upon her In fifteen months.
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BRYAN WON OYER
HIS QUESTIONER
BY ASSOCIATED TKES3.
lllnton. W. Va.. Oct. 21 After the
train started to move In leaving Scwell.
a man In tho outskirts of tho crowd, ap
parently very much In earnest, very
earnestly demanded to know about Mr.
Bryan'3 attitude toward the ratification
of tho Tarls peice treaty.
Mr. Bryan hid the train stopped and
mode a full explanation of Ills action
and position in that matter.
When this explanation had been con
cluded, the samo man nrked about tho
expenditure of $X.000.000 in procuring
those islands.
To thU Inquiry. Mr. Bryan replied:
"If ou had read an article that I
wrote about a month beforo the treaty
was signed, JOJ would have seen that
wo could havo got It bail: from lha
Filipinos In return for independence.
"But if you d.d not read that letter I
would rather consider It a contribution
to liberty than as part payment on men
and their lai.ds."
When Mr. lirjon concluded his reply
bis Interrogator pushe-d his way through
tha crowd, nnd. coming up to the car
platform, offered his hand to tha presi
dential candidate, raying:
"I thought I laid a right as on Ameri
can citizen to usk that question."
Mr. Bryan said in response:
"You certainly did hav e. und I am glad
you asked it."
The questioner Joined In tho cheers
which sent Mx. Bryan on his way.
w
a. m., and waa greeted by several hundred
persons. The streets began to fill early
In the xnornln?, and by 9 o'clock were
Jammed. At thst hour. Mr. Bryan entered
his carriage to ilda at the bead of the pro
ceiclon, which stretched away miles be
hind, him. Most of the marchers were
mounted.
Crowds Twice as Large si Roosevelt's
At 10 o'clock Mr. Bryan faced 11000 people
from the stand which was built for and
used by Governor Roosevelt. Ho spoke for
nearly an hour, and his periods called forth
most ardent applause.
During the mcrnlng It began to rain, nnd
a light shower fell most of tho time Mr.
Bryan was freaking, without affecting tho
size or enthusiasm of his audience.
Newspaper mm and others vvfco accom
panied Governor Roosevelt through thla
State and who were on tho Bryan train to
day agree that to-day's crowds on the aver
ago have been at least twice as large as
these to which the Governor talked, and
that the enthusiasm was several times as
great.
Mr. Bryan ma3o eleven rpecches and was
In better condition than for Bomo time. The
route lay along tho Kanawha River a good
part of the day. and tho territory traversed
Is compartlvely sparsely settled.
The enthusiasm along the Chesapeake and
OWo to-day wai greater than that along
the Baltlmoro nnd Ohio, when Mr. Brian
was la this Stt.te a few weeks ago. In
all the audiences to-day. thero were large
number who aiplauded Mr. Bryan wera
about equally divided i their political eym?
pathles.
Nowhere along the line was there any
antagonists demonstration. The Thurmond
meeting was a large one. and Mr. Bryan
spoke from a platform built out of the bluff
high up from the level of tha tracks. A
considerable pait of the crowd was col
ored. Caropnli;pManaircrs Very Joyons.
Stops wera mado at Hurricane, St. Albamr
Charleston, Brovinstown. Eastbank. Hand
ley. Montgomery, Sew ell. Thurmond and
HInton. HInton was reached at 1:1a, and
Mr. Bryan found tho city and a good share
of tho surrounding territory banked upon
a hill from the tracks to "meet him. It was
tha demonstration of the day In point of
numbers and nclse. Tho crowd was con
servatively estimated at from 16,0u0 to 13,
000. As a result of to-day's canvass, Mr. Bry
an and the campaign managers on his train
are Joyous. The reception here this even
ing, when dozen i of mountaineers in their
zeal tried to for:a their way Into Mr. Bry
an's car. Is a fair sample of to-day's en
thusiasm. Mr.' Bryan left hero at 7 p. m. for Wash
ington. Ho will bavo breakfast in that city
with Judge William Springer and leave for
tho Maryland to or at 8 a. m.. reaching Bal
timore at night.
COURT WILL OELIVER
ITS OPINION TO-DAY,
Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Argued Will Settle Kansas
City Muddle.
HETOBLia SPECI1L.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Oct. 21 The Kansas
City election caie. a petition for a writ of
mandamus, to compel County Clerk T. T.
Crittenden of Jackson County to place the
names of the nominees of the faction known
as the police wing of the Democracy on
the official ballet, was argued before the
Supremo Court tn banc to-day. The case
was argued for the police faction by Ed
win SUver and John H. Lucaa The antl
pollco faction w.is represented by Judge B.
L. Scarrltt, Jud(;e W. M. Williams and
Judge Elijah Robinson. The court will de
liver Its opinion to-morrow. This will prob
ably settle the KiJisas City muddle, as there
Is a tacit understanding that both factions
will abide by the ruling of tha Supreme
Court.
The Barthold! Statue of Liberty Is Badly in need of repairs, and may topplo
over. News Item.
The Old Man: "I've got to fire youl You've
let that statue go to ruin."
LEADING TOPICS
1.x
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
Missouri Fair Tuesday and Wednes
duyi southwesterly winds.
Illinois Rain In northern, fair In
southern, portion Taesdayi Wednes
day, falri fresh southerly, ahlttlns; to
northwesterly, winds.
Arkansas Fair Tuesday and Wed
nesday! westerly winds.
Page.
1. Roosevelt Finds Few Republicans In
Bryan's Wake.
Mitchell Says Strike Is Near an Sod,
Telephones on Electric Cars.
Bryan Will Return to Illinois.
Dockery Welcomed in Mercesv
Took Out His Own Burial Permit.
a. Death of John Sherman.
Went Together on a Long Journey.
3. Becomes Her Aunt's Daughter and Heir,
4. Clark Scored the Republlcana
Married His Chum of Childhood Days.
Joke Now Rests en the Republicans.
Men Singers Hard to Find for Chorus,
Campaign Opened In Cook County.
" Farmers to Choose Bryan or MoKlnleji
5. Gloomy Life Ended Under Car Wheels.
City News In Brief.
Trying to Make McKlnley Votes.
Had Little Time In Which to Wed,
Says Exposition Hop Injured His Pic
tures. Emlley, Brown and Unger Indicted.
. Weather Report.
Fell One Hundred Feet. But Not Injured.
C Race Track Results.
Sporting News.
7. Wild Car Dashes Through Corner of a
House. ,ml
Laugh at Fate and Bow to Cupid.
Proposes to Buy Englne-House.
Boy Killed by Six-Penny NalL
8. Editorial.
Eugene Cuendet to Wed Miss Rachel
Drummond.
At the Theaters.
9. The Railroads.
10. Republio Want Advertbemcnts.
Record of Births. Marriages. Deaths.
H. Republio Want Advertisements.
New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
12. Grain and Produce.
Cattle Sole.
15. Financial News.
River Telegrams.
14. She Fainted on Track In Front of Train.
Street Cleaning to Be Abandoned.
Teson Win Not Go to Asylum.
Weather Caused Trouble.
LITTLE WAIFS
TRAVELED ALONE.
Came In on Iron Mountain Train
Wearing Tags Bearing Names
and Destination.
When the Iron Mountain through train
arrived In Union Station at S:C0 o'clock last
night William H. Morton, station passen
ger agent of the Missouri Pacific, and Her
man Struckhoff, his assistant, were thun
derstruck by having five little girls under 4
years of age and a baby in long clothes
consigned to their charge
The little ones had nobody with them and
there was no one at the station to meet
them. Each girl woro a tog pinned to her
dress, which bore her name and the fact
that they were to go to the Children's
Home Society of Missouri, at No, 25 Chest
The girls are Ivy and Mabel Collier, Ur
als Mortis, Addle Miller and HatUe UlU.
The baby wore no tag and Its nam waa
not known.
It was learned that an agent for the
Children's Home Society, to whose care tho
children have been Intrusted, had shipped
them to St. Louis. The Collier girls are
from De Soto, Mo., and the homes of tha
other children and baby were at Ironton.
They were not expected to arrive In 8C
Louis until to-night, consequently the so
ciety had no one at Union Station to meet
the tote last night.
MITCHELL HAS
ACCEPTED TERMS,
Great Strike of the Pennsylvania
Coal Diggers Reported
Ended.
EXCITEMENT AMONG MINERS.
News of the Settlement of the
Great Struggle Becomes
Known Lato at
Sight.
REPUBLIC 61'ECIAL
Scranton. To.. Oct. H Information was
received here late to-night that President
Mitchell had agreed to the operator!' effer
and that tho strike Is ended. All this aft
ernoon and evening the local mlno cClclals
have been In conferonco wit, tho operatorr,
but the news was not announced untU late
this evening. Great excitement prevails
among operators and miners.
BEFORE THE 6CTTLEMCNT.
nazlcton. Pa.. Oct. SI President Mitchell.
In an interview to-night, practically admit
ted that the anthracite coal miners' strike
wodld end as soon as all tho operators post
ed a notice guaranteeing tho raiment of a
10 per cent advance In wages untU April L
President Mitohcll said:
"The prospect of an early settlement of
the coal strike is becoming brighter. Soma
of the operators havo not et posted no
tices signifying their willingness to fall in
line, either with tho Reading company or
with the proposition mado by tho Lehigh
Valley company in tho Hazleton region. If
all of them notify their employes by post
ing notices or otherwise that an actual ad
vanco of 10 per cent will bo paid each mine
employo and guaranteo Its continuance un
til April 1. together with the abolition of
the sliding scale, I believe that the terms
would bo accepted by tho mine workers
The reducUon in powder from 11T3 to JLM
has contused tha minds of the miners, but
some of the operators have so fuUy ex
plained how contract miners could receive
tho full advance of 10 per cent, as well as
all other employes, that I believe this ob
stacle can bo overcome."
As soon ss all5 tho notices guaranteeing
the payment of the advance until April 1
are posted. President Mitchell will call a
meeting of the National Executive Board,
at which it Is believed the strike wlU bo de
clared off.
The largest labor demonstration ever held
In this city took place to-day, when nearly
7 000 miners paraded the streets.
WOMCX ATTACK WOI1KER9.
Wllkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 22. Tha Stanton
washery of the Lehigh and Wllkesbarre
Coal Company, in the Wyoming Valley, was
the scene of a clash this morning between
the doxen men who havo been employed
there since the mine workers' strike began
and a number of women and boys.
This morning when the emploes started
for work they were met by a larse body of
the women and bojs, who again began to
stone them. James O'Hara. the foreman of
tho gang, was struck on the head, but not
seriously injured. Tho mob took tha tools
away from the men and broke them. Sev
eral shots were hred and some of the work
men fled.
Tho workmen finally left the place for
their homes, and no attempt was mado to
resume operations at tho colliery.
This evening there was another riot at
tha Stanton washery. Whon the workmen
started to go to their homes fully E,0u0 peo
ple had gathered. A telephone message w oj
sent W police headquarters in this city for
help.
The men who had been at work were put
on board a small mine locomotive, but to
fore the lacomotlvo could get under head
way some one fired. The police returned
the fire; but no one was struck. Anotner
volley from the windows of some houses
followed.
Every pane of glas In the cab of the
locomotive was broken, but no one was
wounded. Two of the workmen wera
knocked down and kicked, but were rescued
by the police.
As the officers were returning to head
quarters the electric car on which they rode
was stoned. All the windows on one side
of the car were broken, and PoUce Ser
geant Hall and two other passengers wera
allghUx Injured,
Former Constituents Gave
Strong 'Testimony of Their
High Regard.
MANY REPUBLICANS PRESENT.
They Were Urged to Weigh
the Issues Davis's Ef
fective Work.
ET A STAIT COr.RE.rONDnNT.
Trenton. Mo.. Oct. 21 The citizen of
Mercer County to-day welcomed at Prince
ton Alexander M. Dockery. tin- man who
represented them in Congrc3 for sixteen
j cars, and who is now asking them to voto
fcr him for Gov rnor of Missouri. Mr. Dock
cry makes an eloquent speech, which cap
tures and f-nthu-'es Ms nudienco undtr any
clrcumstan'ts but li surpassed himself as
he faced his former constituents. There was
arplaua and cnthuMafm from tha time ho
ascended tho rostrum until ho left the Fall.
A brass band and a glte club :arllclrated ,
In tho meeting, and Itosi Alexander pre
sided. "This has been tho most creditable meet
ing of tho campaign." said Mr. Dockery as
hu left tho 1-ilL
It was a disagreeable, muddy, malarial
day and rain fell unremittingly. The speak
ing was at 11 o'clock in tho morning.
Princeton und Mercer County aro Repub
lican by an overwhelming majority, jet
tho Mercer County Courtroom was packed
to thu doors.
"you'll havo to scrape the paint off tha
walls to gi.t another man In." ono of tha
spectators remarked. Men had como
through rauJ and tluaa to hear thu speak
ing. Horses hitched to vi hides of i.very
description blood by hundreds In tho driz
zling rain while their owners heard Mr.
Dockery's matttrly exposition of tho Issues
of the present canvass in nation and Staio.
Jlcn-cr County Uemuutlrnllua.
Half the Democrats of Merctr County
wero in that "uud.tnce, and sat far pat
their usual dinner hour to hear the speca.
It was on a tunshlny da last Friday aft
ernoon that a Republican meeting, ad
dressed by ex-Major Cyruj P. VAu.bridga
and "B1U" Osmtr of St. Louis and by tha
Republican candidato lor Congrcsa in tha
Third District, wai held in too same hall.
Two hundred and fitly persons Wero In tho
audience.
Bttoro tho meeting to-day Mr. Dockery
shook handd with many clUzcnj of Mercer
County at an lntormul reception held In the
olfita of tha People's lTess. Tatra wero
mucn entnuslasm and many reiolves to
bring out tho full LMmocratlo vote next
month."
"1 think tho Republican majority la Mer
cer County wlU bo mt down very material
ly," tfool Judgo 1U W. Steckman. chairman
or tho County Couimltte.
"Mercer County was tho first to Instruct
for Mr. Dockery for Congressman ana me
llrst to legiJly Instruct tor him for Gov
ernor; tnat is, it wa tho first to Instruct
for him after the Stato Convention was
culled. I know many Republicans of Mercer
Cuunty who will voto for Mr. Dockery, and
I f aliy expect him to poll a larger vote in
this county than any other candidate. Mr.
Dockery tertalnly la popular In na former
district. Ho knows tho full name, occupa
tion, connections and politics of almost
every man In tha county, und many point
to courtesies and favors received from him
during Us long congressional career. "I
havo never had the loast friction in Mercer
County in the sixteen jeara 1 havo repre
sented it," Mr. Dockery told mo after the
meeting. "Tho county paid me a loyal
trlhufrt trwilav "
Tills evening Mr. Dockery addressed a big
rajhJring In tho opcra-hous in this city,
urundy County, in which Trenton lies, is
another ov erwnelmlngly Republican local
ity. The proportion approaches two to one.
A pelting ram had been lolling throughout
the day, and few farmers had como to tha
speaking, 'the hall was packed, however,
with miners and with employes of tho Rock
Island road, who division headquarters
and eCops are located here.
Appeal to Republicans.'
A large number of Republicans wero In
tho hall, and Mr. Dockery mado a stirring
appeal to them to consider tho Usues at
stake In the present campaign.
Tho Declaration of Independence and tha
United Stntes Constitution aro at stake."
he told thorn. "Under McIClnley'a rule the
Philippine war has developed into a schema
to make tho Filipinos subjects of tho Unite!
States, and to attach to thU Government
colonUs which we do not want and cannot
uxe. and which do not want to Join thut na
tion. "When McKlnley"s administration placed
a tariff on Porto Rico It knowingly violated
a plain provision of tho United States Con
stitution, and when Americans protested.
TELEPHONES ON CARS
RUNNING TO SUBURBS
Innovation on the St.
Charles Rock Road
Line.
INGENIOUS DEYICE.
Eomethlng entirely new In street car con
veniences Is the telephone being fitted to the
cars of the St- Charles Rock Road and West
cars of the St. Charles Rock Road and
Western Company. The value of this inno
vation Is obvious. The motorman Is at all
times able to communicate directly with the
oQce, the sheds or the wrecking crew, as
occasion may demand; and. further, passen
gers will find this of convenience when they
lsh to let friends at their destination know
the exact time at which to bo ready to meet
them.
The Instrument Is placed in the rear of
each car, tho negative wire being connected
permanently through the wheels to the ran
and the positive wire being fitted with a
simple device resembling a Jointed fishing
pole by which connection Is secured with a
private overhead wire paralleling the trol
ley. The device Is the Invention of J. D.
Haussman, president of the company. It is
probably only a question of time until some
such fitting will be a part of the regular
equipment on suburban electric cars)
throughout the land.
Another Innovation In these cars Is the
complement of four motors, which enables
them to maintain a speed of fifty miles an
hour, even when weighted down with a load.
Their seating capacity Is ten greater than
that of cars built heretofore. Sunday after
noon last one of these cars was raced
against a steam train on a parallel track.
The motorman proved by far the better
jockey, winning handily, while tho engine
crossed tha tap puffing hard,
WEBSTER DAYIS
IS CONFIDENT.
itnruni.ic stkcial
Trenton. Mo. Oct. H Webster
Davis declares confidently that Bryan
will be elected. He was on the train
that carried tho Dockery party out
of Kansas City Sunday night.
"1 am fully conv lnced now." ho said.
"that Bryan will La elected. I have
r ached that conclusion within
if the last two months. I have
made speeches and felt tho public
pulso over a large portion nf tho
country. I believe Bryan will carry
West Virginia, Maryland. Kentucky.
Ohio. Illinois nnd Indiana. Tliat
would give him ninety-nlno addltlon-
4? al tle'ctorial votes and tha election.
even if New York went against him.
I do not. however, anticipate the loss
of New York. Bourke Cockran.
David B. Hill. Carl Schurz and
Dick Croker aro working sincerely
and they aro powers In that State."
the answer came that 'Constitutions wera
made for men. not men for constitutions.
We cannot approve such a course and wa
must rebuko it."
According to the local Democratic lead
ers the railroad and mine authorities of this
city, who wero vtry actlvo in li&6. are tak
ing no part In tho present campaign. In ISM
local leaders say two excursions were run
from Trenton to Canton, O., at a fare of
W cent, and Republican speakers were In
troduced directly into tho shops and al
lowed to address the men at work. Nothing
of tho kind Is now going on.
"Wo have nominated a full county tick
et." eald E. M. Harber, a prominent citi
zen of Trenton, "and aro working hard
for it."
Tho county Is so largely Republican that
frequently the Democratic county ticket fc
not filed. We have a local iajue here, too,
which seems to me highly Important. Un
der Republican rule annual county expenses
exceed tho annual Income. The State Con
stitution forbids this. The County Court
pays this excess out of the sinking fund. It
is financiering In direct violation of law.
The Democrats are bringing this to the at
tention of voters., and good results for tha
county may result Grundy County eeems
to ba a fighting ground. Numerous great
speakers on both sides aro participating.
Tho Democrats held a meeting. addrescd
by both David Overmyer of Kansas and
Senator Tillman of South Carolina.
The Republlcana havo had O'Fallon and
Walbridge. nnd expect to have Dolllvar,
Plory and Dyer later.
Contertcd by Webster Dul.
Webster Davis's Maysvllle meeting, the
first in his pre-;nt campaign In Missouri,
achieved remarkable result", according t n
dispatch re-ce-ivtd thU evening by Mr.
Dockery from G. T. Crenshaw of Majsvlllc.
DeKalb County. Charles E. Moss, a life
long Republican, who. for eight years, was
Clerk of DeKalb County, openly renounced
his Republican allegiance and declared hi
support of the Democratic platform and
candidates. In nation and State. Moss H
on of the most influential Republicans in.
DeKalb County. Ha Introduced Webster
Davis and presided at the meeting. Despite
tha rain, many pe-rsons were entirely un
able to secure admittance to the Court
house, where AVcbster Davis spoke.
JOHN a LEBENS.
DEMOCRATIC DAV IX PIKE.
Large Crowd Greeted United States
Senator Uerry.
p.Errnuc special.
Bowling Green. Mo, Oct. H This has
been Democratic day In pike County. Such
a rally has not been seen here in twenty
years. Although there was a heavy down
pour of rain all last night and showers
thU forenoon, at least 1Q.MJ0 persons gath
ered to bear United States Senator Berry
of Arkansas and other distinguished speak
ers. The processicn was so long that It
had to be formed on three streets and there
w?re 1A" carriages in lino and a corre
spondingly larga number of people on
horseback. Four bands and a drum, corps
kept the town alive with music
Senator Berry spoke two hours in tho
Gillum Opera-house, which was packed
from pit to gallery. It was a masterful
discussion of the great questions before the
American people. He was followed by
Congressman Cowherd of Kansas City, in
a short but able and well-received ad
dress. During this time W. a Allison of
New London addressed thousands of people
at on overflow meeting In the Courthouse
yard. . .
Champ Clark spoke In the forenoon and
took a train to fill other engagements. O.
IL Avery. Virgil Conkilng. David 1 Wallace,
and W. A. Rothwell fpoke to-night In the-ODcra-housn
ard Courthouse. In Pike.
many Republicans will vote for Bryan.
Dockery and Clark. Imperialism and
trusts aro making defections In Republic
an ranks.
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