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Eight Hundred Striking Miners
Make a Descent
On One of the Markle Collieries
to Close It.
By Both Sides Sheriff Kept
Out of It.
Strikers Will Not Return Till
Mitchell Orders.
Hazleton. Pa., Oct. 19. About SOO
strikers made a descent on the No. 4,
Jeddo mines of G. B. Markie & Co., at
Oakdale early today and made an effort
to close the colliery at that place.
The march was w ell planned and was
kept a strict secret. The marchers cams
from this city and from McAdoo and
Audenreid on the south side and Eckley,
Highland and Freeland on the north
fide. Each local union marched inde
pendently to a point on the Jeddo road
near Oakdale. The south siders reached
their destination at 5 a. m. and those
from the other side arrived soon after
ward. A signal of three pistol shots was
fired by one side and answered by the
other. Then the two bodies advanced
and met in front of the breaker in Oak
dale. There was a force of sheriff dep
uties on duty but they were kept in the
background. The sheriff himself did not
arrive until the affair was nearly over.
As soon as John Markle. managing
partner of the firm, heard of the march,
he went to Oakdale and expostulated
with the strikers, urging them to dis
perse. They, however, remained in the
vicinity of Oakdale, marching up and
down the road until 7:30 o'clock when
they went back home. No one was ser
iously hurt, but one man going to work
was set upon by strikers and beaten and
ethers were menaced. The strikers claim
they shut the colliery up but the infor
mation given out at the Markle office
was to the effect that the mine is still
Shamokin. Pa., Oct. 19. Preparations
are being made by the Philadelphia at
Reading Coal and Iron company, the
Mineral Railroad and Mining company
and the Union Ccal company for an ear
ly resumption of work at their respec
tive collieries. Engineer and firemen
have been ordered into the mines to re
pair the pumps and engines and the
mules are being brought back to the
colliery stables.
Among the strikers some disappoint
ment is expressed that no word has ,
come from President Mitchell in refer
ence to a settlement of the strike, but
there appears to be no break in their
ranks. They say they would not think
.of returning to work unless an order de
claring the strike off has been issued by
Mr. Mitchell. The statement is also made
that they are better prepared than most
people imagine to remain out six months
longer if necessary.
Perry Heath Claims the Senator
Settled the Strike.
Chicago, Oct. 19. In regard to the set
tlement of the coal miners' strike in
Pennsylvania Senator James K. Jones,
chairman of the Democratic national
committee said:
"The settlement indicates clearly to
my mind the fact that the trusts are
beginning to have a wholesome regard
of public opinion. They would not have
yielded to the demands of the men ex
cept from a fear that the consequences
might be disastrous to the administra
tion, which is the friend of the trusts.
This public lesson will not be lost. It
means that the trusts are themselves
afraid of the people, and is a hopeful
eign for the Democracy."
At Republican national committee
headquarters Secretary Perry S. Heath
stated that some weeks before the strike
was ordered Chairman Hanna was re
quested by delegations headed by Presi
dent Mitchell to try to effect an adjust
ment of the miners' grievances. Mr.
Hanna informed the delegations that he
was glad to hear from them, and that
he wouid consult with the mine owners
fo as to be informed on both sides of the
situation. After doing so he concluded
that nearly all of the claims of the
miners should be allowed. The prin
cipal object of Mr. Hanna's last visit to
New- York. Mr. Heath said, was to con
sult with the mine owners and railroad
othcials. and he then secured a promise
that they would accede to substantially
ail of the miners' demands.
Idfe Boat Capsizes and Four or Five
Persons Drown.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 19. Four and
probably five persons met death by
drowning in Gollvin bay off the town
of Chenik on September 26. as the re
sult of the capsizing of a lifeboat of the
San Francisco steamer Albion. The
known victims are:
Ous Rudd. San Francisco.
Joseph Gannish. residence unknown.
David Clancey. residence unknown.
Carpenter .Wishard. residence un
known. Eighteen people entered the lifeboat
to ride from Chenik to the Albion, which
was a mile away. The boat was rigged
with a sail. The wind was strong. Two
hundred yards from the Albion the life
boat capsized. The Albion's crew went
to the rescue and saved all but four or
Woolley Speaks In Brooklyn.
New Tork, Oct. 19. John G. Woolley.
Prohibition nominee for president, spoke
to an audience of about 1.300 persons at
the Star theater in Brooklyn last night.
He also spoke at meetings in Elizabeth
and Jersey City, N. J., earlier in the
evening. The Prohibition special train
leaves Jersey City this morning for Bal
timore, where the night meeting will be
held. Stop3 are scheduled at Trenton,
Is". J., Chester. Pa., and Newark, Del.
Xoving Cup For Hobson.
Montgomery. Ala., Oct. 19. This was
military day at the street fair, the fea
! ture being the presentation to Lieut.
Hobson of a loving cup from the people
of Alabama. Gen. Joe Wheeler made
tiie presentation speech.
$7,000 STOLEN.
Sealed Pouch of American ExpreRB
Co. Disappears.
St. Paul, Oct. 19. A sealed pouch said
to contain $7,000 disappeared while en
route from the local office of the Ameri
can Express company to the union de
pot. An attempt has been made to keep
the matter secret. The driver and the
local cashier resigned after General
Manager Naylor of Chicago had investi
gated the affair.
Wants to Begin Peace Negotia
tions Tomorrow.
Whole Matter is In the Hands
of Mr. Conger.
Washington, Oct. 19. The Chinese
government has made a request upon
Secretary Hay that negotiations begin
tomorrow at Pekin looking to a settle
ment of the Chinese question. It is said
at the state department that Mr. Con
ger's instructions are sufficient in
breadth to enable him to proceed with
negotiations tomorrow without further
orders from the department. However,
as the Chinese counter proposals receiv
ed yesterday through Mr. Conger ap
near to warrant further instructions
from the president and Secretary Hay,
Mr. Conger will be wired today an out
line of the course he is to pursue in
furtherance of the plans already com
mitted to his care.
For obvious reasons the state depart
ment has decided not to make public,
the text of these supplementary instruc
tions. But it may be stated that our
government does not regard the Chinese
tender as sufficient to meet the necessi
ties of the case. It is not indicated in
what respect they fall short, the Chi
nese agreeing according to their note to
express regret, admit liability for in
demnity, and yield anything in the way
of treaties, in consideration of the with
drawal of the troops and an armistice.
It is inferred that our objection is based
on a lack of guarantees for the present
safety of American citizens at the lega
tion in China, as well as for the protec
tion of the missionary and trade inter
ests in the future. It cannot be gathered
that the matter of the sufficiency of the
punishments to be meted out to the Chi
nese offending officials enters into this
The alleged edict setting out the pun
ishments alloted to Prince Tuan and his
fellow conspirators is surrounded with
doubt. Mr. Conger has advised the
state department that the authenticity
of the edict is called in question in Pe
kin. but nowhere has the state depart
ment been able to obtain any official
statement as to the character of the
The state department has so far made
no answer to the Chinese proposals. As
already indicated, it will return thU
probably through Mr. Conger.
The cabinet meeting today was devo
ted principally to the consideration of
the Chinese situation. After the meet
ing the members seemed impressed with
the favorable turn matters had taken
and the prospect of a satisfactory ad
justment. The government has received
the proposals of Li Hung Chiang and
Prince Chine offering indemnity and
guarantees for the future and they have
been accepted in good faith, the caul
net considered that the Chinese govern
ment, in admitting that it had been in
the wrong and In offering to make pro
per reparation as well as offering to
provide against a repetition of disorders,
has placed itself in the proper position
and had opened the way to negotiations
for a complete settlement. For the pres
ent the negotiations will proceed
through Minister Conger. A favorable
reply to the preliminary proposals of Li
and Prince Ching. it is understood has
been sent to Minister Conger. It was
stated that these proposals had been
correctly stated in substance in the
London advices from Pekin this morn
The message of the Chinese emperor
to the president urging early negotia
tions fur a settlement and the presi
dent's reply thereto were made public
today as follows:
(Handed to the president by Minister
W u, October 17, ltiOO.)
The following telegraphic imperial let
ter" dated October 14. ISfOO. forwarded by
the privy council from Tung Kuan (in
Shensi) and retransmitted from Shang
hai, by Director (General Sheng. under
date of October 16, haa been received
by Minister Wu:
"The emperor of Tai Tsing empire, to
his excellency, the president of the
United States, Greeting: We are ex
tremely grateful to your excellency for
taking the iritiative in the withdrawal
of troops (from Pekin) and for consent
ing, in the interest of the friendly rela
tions to use your kindly offices between
China and the friendly powers who have
been offended on account of the recent
unexpected uprising in China.
"We therefore especially delegate our
envoy extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary, Wu Ting Fang, to personally
deliver this telegraphic letter to your ex
cellency, conveying our sincere expres
sion of thanks.
"We beg that your excellency, in the
interest of peace and international good
relations, will exert your friendly in
fluence with the other powers toward
the complete effacement of all ill feeling
and the speedy determination on their
part, to negotiate for a peaceful settle
ment. For this we shall feel unbounded
gratitude towards your excellency. whose
good offices we aie now earnestly be
seeching." McKINLEY TO KWANG SU.
(Communicated to Minister Wu, for
transmission, October 18, 1900.)
Washington, Oct. 18, 1900.
His Majesty, Kwang Su, Emperor of
China, Greeting:
It has afforded me much pleasure to
receive your imperial majesty's tele
graphic letter of October 14. which has
been delivered by your majesty's min
ister in Washington.
I cordially share your majesty's wish
that there may be a peaceful settlement
of all questions between China and the
powers, whose interests have so griev
ously suffered wrong in your majesty's
dominions, and that the outcome may be
the complete effacement of ill-feeling be
tween them. The desire of this govern
ment that such a settlement may be
brought about speedily, has been made
known to all the powers, and I trust
that negotiations may begin so soon as
we and the other offended governments
shall be effectively satisfied of your
majesty's ability and power to treat
with just sternness the principal offenders,
who are doubly culpable, not alone
towards the foreigners, but towards your
majesty, under whose rule the purpose
of China to dwell in concord with the
world has hitherto found expression in
the welcome and protection assured ta
strangers. W ILLIAM McKINLEY.
Col. Brjan Tells New Yorkers
They Can't Hare Both.
Money Used to Develop the Phil
ippine Islands He Says
Every Big Plant There Means
One Less Here.
He Begins Speaking at 8 O'clock
This Morning.
Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 19.
Mr. Bryan
was in excellent spirits when he left
here at 8 a. m. He was immensely
pleased w ith yesterday's demonstrations,
he said. He invited Charles N. Bulger,
of Oswego, to remain with him to the
end of the trip and Mr. Bulger accept
ed. Mr..Bulger was to have joined John
B. ttanchSeld in Brooklyn tonight.
Auburn, N. Y Oct. 19. Mr. Bryan's
nrst stop today was made at Solway,
a suburb of Syracuse, where he spoke
orienj to several hundred people con
gregated at the railroad station. He
made no more direct reference to the
great salt interests of this place than
to say that he "did not know enough
about the local conditions to be able to
discuss the things that his auditors were
thinking about."
In connection with trusts he said: "I
do not believe that it is a good thing
for Ireland to have a few landlords and
the rest of the people tenants. Neither
do I believe it would be a good thing
in this country to have a few men stand
ing at the head of great industries and
all the rest merely clerks under these
He again referred to the Increase in
the size of the standing army, and said
that upon the present basis of 100,000
soldiers the expense to the country
would be not less than $75,000,000 a year
for the military establishment, or an av
erage of one dollar for each individual,
or five dollars for each family.
Taking up the Philippine question, Mr.
Eryan said that the Republican party
was promising "to be good to the Fili
pino. That," he said, "is what every
king promises to his subjects." On this
subject he further said:
"When the Republicans tell you that
there is going to be a great profit in
the exploitation of the Philippine islands.
you tell them that every dollar sent
from this country to exploit the Philip
pines will be taken out of the available
money of this country, for the estab
lishment of industries here, and every
time we send over and establish a big
plant there we make it less likely that a
big plant will be established here; and
t we allow tnese people to come over
here they will bring in their Oriental
manners and we will have the same
question on hand that we had in the
Chinese matter."
It was a large and enthusiastic crowd
that greeted Mr. Bryan at Seward park,
where he devoted most of his time to the
trusts. A printed statement, credited
to E. D. Metcalf, superintendent of D.
M. Osborne & Co., to the effect that in
case Mr. Bryan was elected the Osborne
shops, one of the largest manufacturers
of agricultural implements in the coun
try, wiuld be closed, received Mr.
Bryan's attention. He declared that Mr.
Osborne intended to coerce the voters, a
thing which was done by many four
years ago, and he warned the people
that this was but one of the many
methods the Republicans were employ
ing of denying to the common people the
freedom guaranteed them by the con
stitution. Pointing to a statue of Wm. H. Sew
ard, Colonel 3ryan said: "There stands
the greatest man your city ever pro
duced until Mr. Metcalf arose. There
that finger points upward and inscribed
on the base are Seward's famous words:
There is a higher law.' When our
friend Colonel Metcalf is called to his
fathers, I suggest you have a statue
erected and have his . finger pointing
downward and inscribed 'There is a
lower law.'
"The president," said Mr. Bryan,
"spends more time warning you not to
hurt the good trusts than he does tell
ing you how to meet the bad ones. The
vice presidential candidate spends more
time denouncing those who denounce the
trusts than he does in denouncing the
trusts themselves. Mr. Hanna says
there are no trusts, but they all know
there is an ice trust."
Mr. Bryan's references to imperialism
were practically the same as in his New
York speech. The special train bearing
Mr. Bryan left 10:35 for Ithaca,
Demand Ten Hour Say and Extra
Pay For Overtime.
Minneapolis, Oct. 19 The dressmakers
in this city, over 200 in number, have
struck for a ten hour day, extra pay for
overtime and no reduction in wages for
the new hours. A few employers have
granted the demands of the union, but
many have refused. The wages range
from J6 to $10 per week.
Choctaw Changes Managers.
St. Louis, Oct. 19. The management
of the Choctaw, OklaHoma & Gulf Rail
road company issued a circular today,
announcing the resignation of Col.
Henry Wood, as general manager, and
the selection of President Francis I.
Gowen to succeed him. Col. Wood will
retain his position as first vice president,
and will make his general headquarters
with Mr. Gowen in Philadelphia. The
heads of the departments will be in
structed to report hereafter to Mr.
Green Men Quit.
Houston, Tex., Oct. 19. George W.
Buikett, of Palestine, nominated for
governor by the Green faction of the
Republican party of Texas, today with
drew from the race, saying the action
of National Chairman Hanna in recog
nizing the Hawley faction influenced his
action. All the other Green nominations
have been withdrawn.
Consumers Will Pay It
Chicago. Oct. 19. The consumer will
pay the advance in wages granted to the
anthracite miners, according to a state
ment made by W. P. Rend, a local coal
dealer, today. "Anthracite coal," said
he, "will remain at $7 per ton. The fact
is that some advance is usual at this
time of the year and the advance in
the miners' wages makes this price justifiable."
Votes of Presbyteries as Reported Up
to Sate,
Philadelphia, Oct. 19. The vote of the
presbyteries on the question of the re
vision of confession of faith, as thus
far reported, is as follows:
For revision only, 30; declartory state
ment 2; supplemental creed 30; substi
tute creed 5; revision and supplemental
creed, 10; dismissal of the whole sub
ject 33; total number of presbyteries
voting 110.
There are 232 presbyteries, including
21 in foreign lands, most of which will
not vote in time for the report of the
committee and there are eight or ten
presbyteries which have only one meet
ing during the year In the spring. A re
port will be presented by the committee
at the general assembly which meets in
this city next May with recommenda
tions. The vote of two-thirds of the
presbyteries will be necessary for the
assembly to send down any overtures
on the subject. The presbyteries voting
for revision desire as a rule modification
of certain expressions, such as "elect in-
rants dying in miancy, which they ask
w nave cnangeu bo as to read "infants
dying in infancy are included in the
election of grace."
The majorities of these presbyteries
ask that the revision be along the lines
of the reports submitted by the revision
committee of 18ii
Presbyteries which voted for a decla
tory statement desire to have such an
explanation of disputed points in the
confession as adopted in May, 1879, by
the United Presbyterion church of Scot
land, which in connection with the ques
tion of salvation of infants has adopted
the following:
"In accepting the standards, it is not
required to be held that any who die in
infancy are lost." I
The advocates of a suDDlpmenta.1 creed '
do not desire to do anything with the
conression, dui simply to add to the
coniession a nnet statement of calvinis
tic doctrine in simple language.
Settlement of Strike Is Tempo
rarily Held Up
By Failure of Parties to Agree
on Powder Question.
Hazleton, Pa., Oct. 19. The settle
ment of the big strike of anthracite mine
workers is undoubtedly blocked by the
question of the price miners will be
asked in future to pay for powder. Em
ployers have agreed to give their men
10 per cent, more In wages than they
were paid before the strike began, but
they insist that in figuring the net ad
vance of 10 per cent, the reduction to
$1.50 in the price of powder shall be
taken into consideration. The miners
apparently want to go back to work for
the 10 per cent, advance and then arbi
trate the question whether they are to
et their powder cheaper as an add!
tional condition. It is not believed that
the mine owners will grant any such
demand, and their refusal may mean the
indefinite prolongation of the strike.
I Binee the Philadelphia conference of
railroad officials and operators, Presi
dent Mitchell ha. become very reticent,
maintaining an absolute silence on the
powder question. When he was asked
the direct question today by a represen
tative of the Associated Press whether
another convention will be called to as
certain the -wishes of the men on the
newest complication, he replied: "I pre
fer not to answer that."
When he was asked what the pros
pects were for an early ending of the
strike, he said:
"No man in America is more desirous
or more anxious to end this contest than
myself, and I have done all in my power
to bring about an honorable settlement."
This non-committal answer of the
leader of the strike helps to strengthen
the impression that the labor war is not
so near a solution as it was thought to
have been. '
The spirit of jubilation that prevailed
in this region on Wednesday has given
way to a feeling of disappointment. Thi3
is apparent everywhere.
It is Even on Stanley and Breiden
thaL The Republican state committee dis
posed of $1,000 even money to a West
phalia Democrat last night, taking the
Stanley end of the proposition.
The officers of the committee say they
have plenty of money to supply all com
ers and can be reached by telephone,
telegraph or mail.
The officers of the committee say that
enthusiastic Republicans in various
parts of the state have deposited large
sums of money with the committee to
bet that McKinley and Stanley will car
ry Kansas. They say that much of this
money is going begging, however, as
there seems to be no disposition to bet
large sums.
Strangers 'With a Supply From Our
New Possessions.
The sheriff of Miami county telephon
ed that he had arrested a gang of men
who were passing Porto Rican dollars
on the business men of Paola. The men
would go into a store and purchase five
cents worth of goods and would tender
as payment a Porto Rican dollar. When
put on the counter with the eagle side
up it is almost impossible to tell the dif
ference between the Porto Rican dollar
and the American dollar.
He asked for instructions from the
United States attorney, but as the attor
ney was not in town he was told to call
up Leavenworth where the United
States court is now in session.
She Furnished the String.
Marysville, O..' Oct. 18. Mrs. Ella
Smiley was the first witness called to
day in the trial of Rosslyn H. Ferrell,
for the killing of Express Messenger
Lane. She identified Ferrell as the man
who stayed at the hotel in Plain City on
the night of the murder. She testified
that she furnished the string with which
the package expressed to New York was
tied. A. G. Walker, a Columbus police
man, next gave testimony as to unim
portant details in connection with the
rinding and removal of Lane's body. The
prisoner's betrothed declares her faith in
him and expresses confidence in his
Postmaster 0. E. McElfresh of
Osage City Indicted.
Federal Grand Jury Charges
Him With Embezzlement.
He is Chairman of Republican
Congressional Committee.
Government Authorities Charge
He Used Pension Money.
Was Guardian For His Insane
Burlingame, Kan., Oct. 19. Information
has been received here of the indictment
of the Federal grand jury at Leavenworth
or kj. .McElfresh, for embezzlement.
jiicciiresn is postmaster at usaee
City and is chairman of the Republican
fourth district congressional committee
Me has not yet been arrested, but it is
understood that the warrant will soon bfc
placed in the hands of United States Mar
shal Sterne.
Mr. McElfresh Is one nf the most active
politicians in the Fourth district, and the
news or nis indictment will be received
with great surprise by the people of this
county and congressional district.
The charge which led to the indictment
of Mr. McElfresh is that he appropriated
to his own use $WK of ppnsion money be
longing to his brother, who is in an insane
asyium in Illinois. The indictment was
secured at the instance of a suecial nen-
sion examiner who was sent out by . tho
uryaiunfiiL at vv asniiigton.
The examiner visited Mr. McElfresh to
ascertain wny no report had been
ceiyed of his guardianship of his brother.
" is saiu tnat to this official Postmaster
iiciMrresn admitted that he had used the
money, ana was not able -to replace it.
i ne tacts were then placed before the
grand jury at Leavenworth, and his iu-
uicLiiieni. lonoweu.
ine penalty for the offense charged is
five years in the penitentiary.
Mr. McElfresh will probably be arrested
this week, and he will lie taW..n tn t.,
ptka. where he will have a hearing before
United States Commissioner Clark. His
bond will be fixed by Mr. Clark and there
nine uouui tnat ne win be able to
give bond, as he is one of the best known
iiien in usage county.
-i ne friends of Mr. McElfresh will be
very slow to believe that he has been
suiiiy ui any wrong uoing, and the prog
ress of the suit will be watched with
great deal of intertst.
Senator Hanna Enters on Two
Days Campaign In Nebraska.
Howard, S. D., Oct. 19. At Madison
one of the largest crowds gathered since
the special train reached South Dakota
greeted Senator Hanna's party.
Senator Hanna, who spoke for about
ten minutes, repeated the statement he
made in Ohio, that if it could be shown
that in a single instance he had denied
a hearing to one of his 6,000 employes
or had refused to consider any grievance
piesenLea Dy a single man or a com
mittee from a labor organization he
would resign from the United States
senate, "Deeause since the Rennhlican
party has called me once more to the
responsible position of managing the
campaign I feel that I have the right
uu u is my uuiy to tell tne people of
my country that when Mr. Bryan and
his demagogical supporters go before
the people of this country and call me a
labor crusher, that it is not true, and I
leave to the ladies whether I have horns
or not," said Mr. Hanna, amid laughter.
w oonsocKet, s. jj., Oct. 19. Howard,
the county seat of Minor county, and the
center of a strong Populist eommunitv.
was the next stop. The crowd here was
rather small and shouts for Bryan min
gled with cheers which greeted Senator
Har.na. He urged the audience to foreet
former party affiliations and consider
the personal interests of themselves and
their families; whether present condi
tions were not the best.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 19. Woon-
socket turned out a large crowd to hear
the Republican leaders, many farmers
with their harvest hands driving in for
distances of twenty miles. At Mitchell,
the county seat of Iavison county, the
largest crowd had gathered since Sen
ator Hanna spoke at Madison, Wis. The
meeting was made a gala day in Mit
chell, and excursion trains from points
within fifty miles brought hundreds of
outsiders. Here Senator Hanna made
emphatic denial of the reports con
cerning Governor Roosevelt's trip
through the west. He said:
"I am sorry that those who are lead
ing the opposition have so far forgotten
the dignity which surrounds the high
office of the presidency of this great na
tion as to descend, as Mr. Bryan has.
into personal abuse. I say that it is an
exhibition of small appreciation of the
high office to which he aspires to de
scend to public lying from the rostrum
every day. Why. my friends, when Gov
ernor Roosevelt was in your state, that
young champion of liberty, honesty and
good government, a man who has dis
played his courage upon the battlefield,
man who through all his public life
has been devoted to the highest prin
ciples of reform in government, a man
whose chief characteristics are known
everywhere, his name known to be in
tegrity, and ability some of the slan
derous speakers of this state insulted
you by saying that Governor Roosevelt
was intoxicated while he was in South
At Alexandria and Bridgewater small
crowds of farmers were briefly ad
dressed. At Parker, where the train
stopped for twenty minutes, a brass
band and a salute from a small cannon
greeted the speakers. Here Senator
Hanna had some fun with his audience.
Say, bawled a farmer in the audience,
'Mr. Hanna. if you have not got homs.
why :s it that you can rip the Demo
cratic and Populist parties up the back
Amid the laughter that followed. Mr.
Hanna replied:
"Well, I don t know. The only answer
I guess is that I always tell the truth
and people believe me."
Handshaking followed the speech, and
Mr. Hanna had to fairly fight his way
to the train. At Lennox the crowd was
decidedly Democratic. A number of
young ladies waved flags and shouted
"Hurrah for Bryan!" as the train
pulled in, and acclamations of the Dem
ocratic candidate were given at the
conclusion of the addresses. A fifteen
minute stop was made at Canton just
at dusk and shortly before 8 o'clock th
train reached Sioux Falls. Three meet
ings were held here. One in the audi
tonum, the second at the new opera
house, the third in the old opera house
In this city, the noma of Senator Petti
grew, the biggest demonstration of th'
campaign tour was held. The eelebra
tion included a torchlivht procession ir
Rhich marching clubs from several near
by towns took part and fireworks on an
elaborate scale. Today a stop of fifteen
minutes will be made at feioux City, la.,
and then the Republican leaders will
enter Nebraska for two days, the tou
ending with a meeting at Omaha Sat
urday night.
Got. Roosevelt Received Enthus
iastically at Huntington.
Huntington. W. Va., Oct. 19 Governor
Roosevelt left Parkersburg over th
Ohio River railroad at 8 o'clock this
morning on a special train. There was
a big crowd at the depot to see him off.
He made short speeches all along the
line between there and Huntington.
Huntington was reached at 12:15 p. m
a reception committee met Governor
Roosevelt on the way and he was joined
by the members of the state and local
Republican committees and driven to
the speaker s stand around which a vast
assemblage of people was waiting his
arrival. The demonstration here was the
largest that has been seen in this city.
During the afternoon Governor Roose
velt will make stops between this city
and Charleston and at the latter place
another demonstration awaits him.
The governor was introduced by J. L.
Caldwell, who during the last campagin
was a free silver Republican. Roosevelt
was given a wonderful ovation here. He
was followed by Curtis H. Guild, of Bos
ton, in a 40 minute speech. The special
departed over the Chesapeake & Ohio
for'the east at 1:60 o'clock. Brief talks
will be made at Hurricane, Charleston
and Iiinm. More than 5oO people from
here went on to Charleston to partici
pate in the Rough Rider parade there.
A Number of Pacific Vessels Long
San Francisco, Oct. 19. The failure of
the City of Pekin to report the ship
Wachusett, coal laden from Newcastle
Australia, for Kahului, in Hawaii, has
caused reinsurance on that long over
due vessel from 20 up to 90 per cent.
There are 28 men on the Wachusett which
sailed from Newcastle on May 13. The
ship Yosemite left the same port eight
days later and reached Kahului August
10. On October io, two months later, th
Wachusett had not reached Kahului.
Ninety per cent is also offered on the
British iron bark Limache In ballast
from Callao to Tocopilla. She is out 94
days when the voyage should have been
made in 35 or 40 days at the outside.
There is much speculation, too, on the
Alex McNeil which left Port Blakely
Puget Sound, on May 3 for Freemantle,
on the west coast of Australia, and
which has not been reported. Fifty per
cent is orterea on ner.
They Were Used at Tennessee
town Meeting Last Night,
Major John M. Brown, the colored fu
sion orator, spoke in Jordan's hall on
Lincoln street last night and while he
was speaking- rocks were thrown throuh
the windows and there was also some
shooting: and a great deal of excitement.
Major Brown was the principal speaker
of the evening and when he arose to make
his address there were about 60 residents
of Tennesseetown in the hall. The major
had spoken but a few minutes and waa
just getting warmed up on the subject of
lmperiulifcim, when a rocK wa-s uirown
through one of the windows in the direc
tion of the major's head. The major
dodged and the audience dodged in sym
pathy, (jreorge W . Clark, who attended
the meeting, drew his chair between two
windows and sat close to the wall.
The major started to continue his speech.
when another rock came through a win
dow and the major came to a period
about ten minutes long. "I came pre
pared for this." said h . and h-1 wnt to
a small grip and produced a iHrgp double
action Colt's. "So did 1.' rjf in-d An
drew Jordan, and he also dNcl -jsl-U a large
piece of rapid tiring artillery. Krown
rushed out gun in hand and the crowd
The offenders had flown and nothiner
could be found. All they discovered was
sound of rushing feet a moekintr
laugh in the distance. Thy then went
back to the hall to proceed with the meet
Major Brown completed his speech and
O. V. Clark was called upon for an ad
dress. He said : "I do not feel that I
should make a long talk this evening and
will simply state that 1 am a candidate
for the office of county attorney and
would like to have your support. He
punctuated his sieeeh by glancing from
one window to the other and when he fin
ished and ducked as h left the rostrum
the audience ducked with him.
S. B. Isenhart and Price Thomas, both
candidates for the legislature, followed
Mr. Clark in a few brief and rapid re
marks, iney evidently expected an erup
tion from one of the windows, but were
undecided which it would be, so they at
tempted to look at all of them at once.
The audience followed the eves of t he
speakers much more clostly than they did
the train of thought.
W. I. Jh meson, the well known colored
lawyer, said today: "The proceeding waa
an outrage and win make votes for the
Democrats. The respectable colored peo
ple won't countenance uch proceedings
as that. If a man wants to expound p"-
litical doctrine we should hear him and
refute what he says, if it is not right,
but rocks and revolvers won't carry elec
Many Dead Bodies Float Down the
Skeena River.
Vancouver, B. C Oct. 19. The trou
bles between the whitj and Japanese
fishermen are said to have culminated
in a series of murders and robberies on
the Skeena river. There was no fisher
men's strike on British Columbia r ivers
this year but the season was a difficult
one and the last few days of Its close
were marked by several tragedies, Japa
nese being the victims. huch is the
statement of Richard Gill, one of the
best known cannery men in the north,
who adds:
Dead men floated down the river on
several different occasions with wounds
in their heads. There is no doubt of the
fact that they were murdered, nor is
there any doubt that the purpose of the
murders was robbery.
"I saw as many as five bodies myself
during the season. Alihousrh no one was
arrested, the fact that thse thintrs were
happening was common Kisuwlediie
among the fishermen."
Oom Taut Secretly (Joes Aboard
a Dutch Steamer
Which Will Dear Him Away to
Holland Tomorrow.
Feeling Against the President
Exceedingly Hostile.
Boers Get Into Jagersfoutelu
In the Night.
Lorenzo Maniues. Oct. 19. Mr. Krupf r
was secretly taken at o o'clock this
morninj? on board the liutt h crui. P
Gelderland, on which vessel tin In t
sail for Holland.
The reason glvVn for Mr. Kni-r'n
embarkation is that he fi-ared the 1. !
here would attack him. The f.-.-iinn f
the iefUKees amainsi Mr. K''m:T l'"'
fleeing from the country is v ry fir'nit
He left the Rovprnor's bmiw in n tin. 1
carriage, arco.ni'HTiit-d by I r. H ; y m.i nn,
the Kovemmr folluwiiiK in m privmc t .m-
riase. The party drove through the im
tora house and embarked from tlx- cus
toms pier instead of fr.ni (he ihhk
Jetty. It is reported that the ; Id.-
will sail tomorrow.
London, Oct. !!. lril Roberts ivpi
from Pretoria under date of Oi toU r
as follows:
"A party of Hocis pot Into Jau-'is-
fontein on the ninht of (irlnlT lii and ;i
fiKht ensued in the rnoruirir: our
was eleven killed. Th 11.t' !..!. lli. ir
commandant and twenty killed.
"Kelly-Kenny dispatched a column.
under Uunhes-Hallett which jilioul I
reach Jane! sfont.-in today."
Pretoria. Oct. 19. The 1 ;o rs are dally
tearing ui portions of the railway ai d
rutting the telephone and t.l.Kiao'
wires. Their" attacks ure intolerable. Trie
repairing linemen can not h ave the tat-
risoned, oint without considerable
The only remedy seems to be to cor
ral all the burghers and deport them.
Third Largest Nebraska Heinl-
licau Paper Switches Over.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 19. The Hnntlncs
Republican, which has been Hepiil.lK an
since it was founded in is. u"d 'tie
daily paper of largest circulation In Ne
braska, outside of Omaha and l.ini" m.
announce! in a stroll? editorial Ihuin
day that it was for. Bryan and the Htm
fusion and legislative tickets. Comi .K
from such a source, in the home city of
Charles H. Dietrich, the I! .public a n can
didate for governor, the announce -ny
created a tremendous Ki nnntlou. Tim
editorial is Pencil by Kditor Frank A.
AVatkins, a life-long Jtepublir an, and be
gins: "For 12 years the Republican na o.-e i
a Republican newspaper. Mno- ii
has made as best It could a c loan. bom hi .
tmnlv flKht for Kcnubllcan l. ii and
measures, and has puppnrt.Hl Republican
nominees for notional, state and my
offices. Proud of its affiliation with me
party of Lincoln and Humner and
ward and Chase, of Grant and i'.laim-.
and Garfield and Harrlcon. glorying m
the record these great leader have uiaOK
nd in the idean of American govern
ment for which they havef-to.nl, the Re
publican has lent their iarty cheerliri
and loyal support. We can accord tl.at
support no longer. Prom now hence
forth the Republican will be found advo-
r-atlnz- the election or tne man w
tctands for the same fundamental prin
ciples for whk'h Abraham Lincoln lived
and died William J. Bryan, of our uvm
state of Nebraska."
The editorial scores the "Ohio crowd.
denounces Hannaism an a conspirac y ot
corporations, and McKinley for me
shedding of American blood to enwh
iberty-aspiring people and tint j-orvj
Rican policy.
Extremely Desirous to Have Chinese
Matter Settled.
New York. Oct. 19. A dispatch to th
Tribune from London say:
Lord Salisbury, it is an open nee ret in
British diplomatic clrcli-s. wishes tli
emperor of China to return to Pekin .
soon as jHssille, so that peace negoiia-
ions can le opep.enl and a nett n rnerii
reached without the necessity for a pro
longed military occupation of the cap
ital. While he 1 acting with the Ku-
ropean powers and japan, ne is not tine
ly to object to any measures by whic li
KwanKHU can be induced to return to
Pekin under special guarantee ' from tb-
Tnited States government. itotri i-opi
Salinbury and the German emr-eror will
welocme any arrangement by which the
powers can be brought into diplomatic
relation with the emperor of China. The
American government Ih no longer criti
cised by the Knglish pr.-ss lor n mo. -pendent
action In China. The truth !
recognized that, the date department is
in better position than the Kuropenn I"' -elgn
offices for dealing with the Chines-
government, since ltf ulterior niruci
re not amtrustecj ana mere i i . ap
prehension of American annexation.
Patriot League Furnishes Funds to
Purchase a Battleship.
New Tork. Oct. 19. A dispatch t. the
Herald from Lima. Peru. wv:
The government has appointed oneui
General Lembke and Alejandro ivii-rini
honorary delegate to the ltn ro-A rm ri
can congress in Madrid.
The Pumilliana. tunnel syndicate to
consist of Isaac Alsamora. vice pi.
of Peru: Joseph Fayan, manager
f th.
Peru-London bank; Aspill-.t.i
j :ro
Augustus C. House. Graham i: .we .
JuMus Villaneuva.
Tbe finance burau bas it n.-tc
banks and commercial nouner i'l-nm
whether all bill taken from b-r.
-Minister Iitlaunde have le.u paid.
It is r pol led that on Ft or-'a I
mer Minister Maune M.-e.i.in Carv:
will leave for I u '.; to m i-MLi!"
tn purchase- of a gun!xnt v, i tt.e r
triburtona of the patriotic f.v..
Weather Imiica.t,;--. . n.
Chicago. Oct. 19-For e. r 7:,---
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