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i rf 1 i f 1 1 1 i i I! LAST EDIT1QI MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KAXSAS, OCTOBER 22, 1900. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTG. u i! M j i 4 1 M 11, v ? s 1 ! ! SHERMAHIS DEAD Aged Statesman Passes Away at Washington At an Early Hour This Morning From Brain Exhaustion. HE WAS UXCOSSCIOUS For a Period of 36 Hours Pre ceding Death. Sketch of a Long and Busy Public Career. TRIBUTES OF ESTEEM. Officials and Statesmen All Over the Country Join In Testifying to His Worth and Public Service. Washington, Oct. 22. John Sherman, who for a period of forty years occupied a prominent place in the legislative and administrative branches of public af fairs in the "Cnited States, died here at 6:45 o'clock this morning of brain ex haustion. Death came to the aged suf ferer peacefully after almost 36 hours of nearly complete unconsciousness. During the last 15 hours of his life he w as all the time unconscious and passed away -while in this condition. A number of relatives and friends who have assembled in Washington in re sponse to summons were at the bedside w hen the end came. The most devoted of them was Mrs. McCallum, the adopt ed daughter of the secretary and Mrs. Sherman who remained constantly at the bedside during the last hours. Funeral services over the remains will be held in this city and Mansfield, the Ohio home, where the secretary and Mrs. Sherman spent so many of their summers. Interment will be in the fam ily lot at that place and w ill take place in all probability on Thursday, the re mains lying in the Episcopal church at Mansfield for about a day preceding the funeral services. Brief services also will be held here Tuesday and the body will be taken to Mansfield on a train leaving this city that night. The details are necessarily incomplete but are of the general nature of those stated. DETAILS OF THE END. Hon. John Sherman, former represen tative in the house, for a long term a member of the senate and twice holding cabinet positions, died at his residence in this city at a quarter before 7 o'clock this morning in the 7Sth year of his age. His death had been expected for some days and loving friends gave him their unremitting care and attention to the end. The immediate cause of death was described as brain exhaustion incident to extreme weakness due to old age and to several attacks of sickness from which he had suffered for the past year and a half. Since Saturday afternoon Mr. Sherman had been most of the time un conscious, rallying partially at intervals, when slight nourishment was given him. Yesterday afternoon evidences of the approaching end were manifest and he failed to regain consciousness after 3 o'clock, passing away peacefully just af ter dawn broke. About 1 o'clock this morning he rallied somewhat from the stupor and turned himself over in bed but after that he gradually sank until the end came. During the day and ev ening a number of inquiries were made at the house concerning the condition of the sick man. President McKinley being among those who sent to ask about him. Several days ago, realizing the critical condition of Mr. Sherman the members of the household and relatives here sent telegrams to a large number of the fam ily connections throughout the country notifying them of his extreme illness and some were able to reach here before he died. Most of those who arrived were at the bedside vhi the end came, the number including Mr. and Mrs. Colgate Hoyt of .New York; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wlborg of Cincinnati; Mrs. W. K. Otis of New York city; P. Teeumseh Sher nan, a son of the late Gen. Sherman; Charles M. Sherman of Chicaeo, and Miss Lizzie Sherman. Others who were at the bedside were Mrs .James McCal lum, the adopted daughter, who had been- his constant attendant and her husband, tk-neral and Mrs. Miles, the latter a niece of Secretary Sherman were at the house the greater portion of the day and evening, but left for their home shortly after midnight. They were summoned when it was apparent that the end was near and reached the house a few minutes after the venerable statesman had passed away. IN WASHINGTON HOME. Secretary Sherman's death occurred in the handsome home on K street, which he had erected eight years ago. It is a large double structure with white stone front and with the hall running throueh the middle. The house faces on Frank lin square, the prettest reservation and park in the capital city. Some weeks ago the secretary deeded this valuable property to Mrs. McCallum. The secretary was a large holder of real estate in this city, having invested extensively in that line from time to time during his residence here. Con servative estimates of his wealth place it at a round million dollars, most of which is believed to consist of Washing ton real estate. Other investments con sist of securities and it is stated that the old family home at Mansfield. O , re mained in his possession, notwithstand ing reports that he had disposed of it prior to his return to Washington last month. Arrangements for- the funeral will be completed today. As tentatively de termined they contemplate services both at the residence in this city and at Mansfield, where the interment will be made in the family burying ground, be side the body of Mrs. Sherman, who died early in the summer. The services here will be held probably on Tuesday afternoon, the remains to lie at the house after their conclusion until in the evening, when they will be put on a epecial train for Mansfield, leaving here at 8 o'clock. Some time ago Secretary' and Mrs. gierman occupied a pew in the Epiph- Picture of the Late Senator John Sherman, as Recently Sketched from He was the Oldest Statesman in Washington, Having Keen any church here, but in later years the secretary had no church affiliation. It is expected that Rev. Mackay Smith, of St. John's Episcopal church, or Rev. Dr. AspirLwallof St. Thomas' Episcopal church, of this city, will be asked to conduct the funeral services. Arriving at Mansfield on Wednesday the remains will lie in state in the Episcopal church in that city until the following day, when the interment will take place. HAD BEEN ILL. SOME TIME. Mr. Sherman had not been in robust health for considerably over a year. In March, 1SS9, while on a pleasure trip to the French and Spanish West Indies in company with a relative, Mr. Frank Wri borg, he suffered a severe attack of pneumonia which almost proved fatal. The ship on which they were traveling touched at Santiago, from which place reports came to the United States that the well known statesman had suc cumbed to the disease. He rallied, however, and the family accepted the offer of the United States government to bring him back to the United States on the cruiser Chicago, then in the vi cinity of Santiago, and he was safely landed at Fort Monroe, and brought to his home in this city. Here he gained strength and was strong enough by summer time to visit his home in Ohio. His remarkable vitality brought him through a relapse which he suffered during the heated term, and by autumn he had again regained much of his strength and seemed to be in good spirits. He spent last winter at his home in this city enjoying fairly good health, occasionally going out to social affairs and attending the theater -with, the members of his family. The family left here early in the summer for the old homestead at Mansfield, O. They were there but a short time when Mrs. Sherman, whose health had been very frail, died. This was a severe blow to the secretary, from which he never fully recovered. He remained at Mansfield until the middle of September, when he returned to Washington. He was very much broken in health and spirits, but for a time he was able to move about in the open air and to take short rides around the city. For the past three wTeeks or more, however, he had been confined to his bed, his general debility being aggravated by an irritating bron chial cough that hastened the end. WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. Among Mr. Sherman's former associ ates in the senate his demise will be sincerely felt without reference to party. In this field of activity, his service had been particularly able and successful. He had served so long that experience added greatly to his natural talents. He was a recognized master of all the great public questions and he had at his fin gers' end all the arrayal of facts, figures and precedent to give complete elucida tion to a subject. He was regarded as a guide rather than a party leader; for his conversation, caution, innate good judgment and power of effective execu tion inspired confidence in any line of action which he advised. This was par ticularly true in later years when he held a leading place in the senate on the questions of finance and foreign affairs. Amid the most heated arguments and the widest differences the entrance of the venerable Ohio senator into the de bate was the signal for a priod of calm and dispassionate consideration of the serious arguments of the case. His ap pearance in debate was often like the sudden entrance of the schoolmaster into a room full of unruly pupils. Mr. Sher man was not regarded as a great orator. His forte was more in analysis of a pro position, appealing to the judgment rather than to the emotions and carry ing conviction. He presented the simple facts, without any attempt at ornate diction. As a debater he had few equals. Of late years he seldom entered into the , THE STATESMAN WHO DIED TODAY. , Wk 3(7 daily discussion on lesser topics, but reserved his efforts for the greater ques tions. The personal appearance of Mr. Sher man added to the intellectual force he exerted. He is well remembered as he appeared on the floor of the senate dur ing the financial debates preceding the presidential election of 1896. His tall, spare figure was bent slightly forward over his desk, as with his index finger' extended he laid down the financial prin ciples of w hich he had been so close a student. During the later months of his service in the senate, Mr. Sherman had a habit of speaking and then retir ing from the chamber, as though all had been said. In earlier years hie was a most attentive listener, even to the minor routine of the senate and was most deferential and considerate of those with whom he differed, particularly the newcomers. HIS PRIVATE LIFE. In private life Mr. Sherman was known as a shrewd business man whose habits of industry, thrift and economy had built up a large fortune. When in this city, Mr. Sherman spent most of the time in his library, immediately to the right of the main entrance and op posite the drawing room. Here he could be found almost every day, sitting in a great leathern chair before a wide fiat desk of antique pattern. The walls are covered with books not, however, the books of a student or literary man., but volumes of historical data, governmental statistics and treaties on public questions with w hich his mind had been so long engaged. He gave considerable time also to looking after his large property in terests. Mr. Sherman was well known about the streets of Washington. He was fond of walking and in his later years he drove almost every afternoon in a large r,non rarriare accompanied until her death by Mrs. Sherman. The tall. straight-lined stovepipe nat, not oi me latest design, was invariably worn by him and his dress was of that simplicity and dignity in keeping with the char acter of the man. The news of Mr. Sherman's death was communicated to the state department by E. J. Babeock. for many years pri vate secretary and clerk to Mr. Sher man in his various capacities as secre tary of the treasury. United States sen ator and secretary of state and at pres ent private secretary to Secretary Hay. The president was at once informed by the department and the flags on the public buildings in Washington were lowered to half mast so to remain until after the funeral. The president as a mark of snecial honor to the deceased who was not at the time of his death connected in any official capacity with the government of the United States, re sorted to the unusual course of person ally preparing an expression of the na tion's grief in the shape of a proclama tion descriptive of the personal qualities and civic abilities of the deceased statesman. OUR AMBASSADORS NOTIFIED. At the state department also a mess age was framed to be transmitted in multiple to the United States ambassa dors and ministers and charges abroad, officially notifying them of the demise of ex-Secretary Sherman. The department will be closed for business during the funeral services in order to allow the of ficials and employes to attend in per son. Ex-Secretary Sherman was known in timately, not only officially but person ally, to Secretary of State John Hay, ever since the days of the civil war, so that naturally Mr. Hay was deeply de pressed at the news of the death of his predecessor in office even though that event had been expected for the last few days. In commenting upon the sad event, Secretary Hay said: "In the death of Mr. Sherman the Life. Though not the Oldest Man, xn Politics Sixty Years. country has lost one of its greatest citi zens, a man whose name was insepara bly connected with all the great events and policies of the latter half of the nineteenth century, a man of not extra ordinary ability, but of the most spot less character, and one w'hose personal ity, as well as his work, will always be a model and an incentive to the youth of the country." The navy department flag will be half masted in respect to Mr. Sherman's memory. Beyond this there will be no official action by this department. Sec retary Long was notified of the death of his former colleague after reaching the department. In speaking of the event he said: "I can only express my deep regret and unlimited respect for Mr.Sherman. He was a remarkable man, one of the eminent statesmen of this country and his name will be so recorded in history. The country owes him a debt of grati tude for the services he rendered while secretary of the treasury for maintain ing the national credit on a sound and conservative basis." MR. GAGE'S TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. Secretary Gage said of Mr. Sherman: "For nearly forty-four years Mr. Sher man had been a prominent, influential figure in our public life. Whether as a representative, a senator, or as a mem ber of the cabinet, he was at all times a distinctive force. He became secretary of the treasury at a most trying per riod. He had led the forces in congress which passed the resumption act in 1874. As secretary of the treasury in 1877 it became his duty to carry into effect the provisions of the law he had previously in congress done so much to inaugurate. In the performance of this duty he had many difficulties to meet, but ha met them with the wise forethought, the steady courage and the calm persist ency which the occasion demanded. His tory will, I believe, point to that period as the most brilliant in his career, and will recognize that in bringing back the national treasury to specie payment on January 1, 1879, he accomplished the greatest and most useful work of his long and fruitful life." The news of Mr. Sherman's death was immediately communicated to the presi dent, who had been extremely solicit ous as to his former premier's condition. The last word previous to the announce ment of Mr. Sherman's death this morn ing had been received by the president at midnight last night. The president was greatly affected by the news. He immediately directed that the White House be closed to visitors and the flag over the executive mansion be placed at half mast. After ordering some beau tiful flowers to be sent from the White House conservatory he went in person to Mr. Sherman's late residence to ex press his grief and offer what consola tion he could to the bereaved family. Mrs. McCallum informed him of the provisional funeral arrangements, and the president decided not to delay his departure for Canton tonight If they were adhered to. but to attend the fu neral services at Mansfield on Thurs day. Mrs. McKinley later drove to the Sherman residence and left her card. It is probable that the president will is sue an executive order closing the de partments on the day of the funeral as a mark of respect to the dead states man. HIS RECORD HIS MONUMENT. Chicago, Oct. 22. Regarding the death of ex-Secretary John Sherman. Senator Hanr;a, chairman cf the Republican na tional committee, said: "Though not unexpected the news of Senator Sher man's death is sad news to everybody. Ever since my connection with public affairs. I have been a supporter and ardent admirer of Sherman. I have al- Continued on Sixth Page. ROOSEVELT'S UNDERTAKING. The Governor Starts on a Can vass of His Own State. Will Travel a Distance of 2,146 Miles. TO MAKE 93 SPEECHES. Tour Will Last Two Weeks End ing at New York City On Saturday Nov. 3." Long Island Nov. 5. New York, Oct. 22. WTith the inten tion of traveling 2,146 miles, almost all of it within the confines of New York state and outside of the "greater city" boundaries and with the purpose of de livering ninety-three speeches ranging from seven minutes to two hours in dur ation,' Gov. Theodore Roosevelt, candi date for vice president on the Republican ticket, left Weehawken .by special train on -the West Shore railroad this morning at 11 o'clock. The day's close will find him at Kingston. Tomorrow he climbs to the apex of the Catskills, descending on the other range into the Susquehanna valley. From there he runs up and touches at points along the Mohawk, then away out to Water town on the north and back to Auburn in central New York. Striking Syracuse on Thursday night, he comes down the Mohawk and Hudson valley, reaching New York city on Fri day night, prepared to talk to many meetings. Saturday following he will rush along the Erie road reaching Bing hamton that night fend remaining over Sunday. The following week will find him at every place of Importance in western New York and back in New York city on Saturday, Nov. 3. Monday, Nov. 5, the day before election, will find him making a tour of Long Island and finishing his flying canvass of the state. Gov. Roosevelt arrived at the West Shore depot at 10:30 o'clock accompanied by his secretary, vv m. J. Youngs, Walter Emerson of Maine, Job E. Hedges.James R. Sheffield, Arthur von Brison, J. S. Whipple and ex-Senator John Laughlin. The governor was escorted to the train, which consisted of a dining car, a parlor car, the private car of the governor and an ordinary day coach. As Gov. Roose velt stepped on the platform of his car there were cries of "Speech, speech." The governor turned around, uncovered, and said to the crowd: "My throat is not in good condition for me to say much but I will say a few words. We are going to knock them out on the 6th." As the train pulled out of the yard the governor as cheered by the dispersing crowd. GOVERNOR GROWS BITTER. West Nyack, N. Y.. Oct. 22. "Hurrah for Bryan," shouted a man in the small crowd of people that greeted the Roose velt special train at Congers, its first stop. "Why don't you hurrah for Alt geld or Aguinaldo?" retorted Governor Roosevelt and the man subsided while the crowd cheered and waved its flag. Governor Roosevelt divided the ten min utes stop with James A. Whipple of this place. The governor's voice was good and he made himself plainly heard. He said in part: "I am now back again in my own state, and I come to appeal to you whose representative at Albany in the execu tive chair I have been for two years to ask you to stand by the cause of civic honesty, of civic decency of national prosperity and national honor. "You have been asked by our oppo nents at different times what were the paramount issues in this campaign. I can tell you, the paramount issue for the whole nation, is once for all to stamp under foot Bryanism. And with it, in this state goes the only less important issue of stamping under foot Crokerism. "Bryanism means somewhat different things in different places, but funda mentally it means an appeal to the low est passions, to those qualities that in the last analysis are most dangerous to the welfare of the people, whether it is Pettigrewism in South Dakota, AltgelO ism, smelling of anarchy and bomb throwing in Illinois, Gobelism, which means fraud of the ballot in Kentucky, or Crokerism with all that it calls up of the reign of Tammany Hall in New York; of black mailed vice and people flattening on theiniquitiesof a great city and I ask you to save the nation from all the material woe and the shame and disgrace, to save the state from being dragged down to the level to which Tammany Hall has dragged the city of New York. I ask you to compare the nation as it bow stands with what Mr. Bryan prophesied four years ago and to compare the government of New York state with the government of New York city and then make up your minds if you are willing to desert the state and turn it over to the rule of Tammany Hall.' SMALL CROWD AT CONGERS. Haverstraw, N. Y., Oct. 22. At Con gers there was a small gathering of peo ple, and Governor Roosevelt from the j'ear of his special train introduced Sen ator John Laughlin of Buffalo, saying as he did so: "It seems to me in this campaign we have a right to appeal, as we do appeal, not to men as Republicans, but as good citizens. There are certain principles that underlie republicanism and dem ocracy alike, that underlie the democ racy of Jefferson and Jackson, that un derlie the whigism of Henry Clay and Webster and the republicanism of Abra ham Lincoln, and it is under these prin ciples that we make our appeal for hon esty in the state and in the nation, hon esty in making promises and perform ance square, honesty in not prophesying that which we know or ought to know will not occur, honesty in not halving the nation's debt by halving the nation's dollars, resolving to preserve the condi tions under which we have gone up wards, and not to go back to the con ditions of Coxey's army and the free soup kitchen, and resolving to do the work of a great nation in the face cf the world's greatest powers without flinching." CELEBRATION POSTPONED. Modocs Select November 11 to Get Away From the Election. The Modoc club has postponed the -twenty-fourth anniversary from Novem ber 5 to November 12, because of the election on November 6. The committee on arrangements con sists of Joe Griley, F. C. Squires. F. A. Stevens and J.- G. Rodmeyer, who will prepare a musical program and a banquet. CHANGED TO BRYAN. Veterans Who Marched With Sher man Renounce McKinley. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 22. A Kokomo dispatch says that the Republicans of that locality were disconcerted today by the announcement that Edward W Freeman and sixteen other civil war vet erans in his company, who marched with Sherman to the sea, had renounced Mc Kinley and will vote for Bryan this elec tion. Mr. Freeman Is a well-known riewspa. per man and has resided here fur iifty years. He was postmaster of Kokomo for twelve years under Grant and other Republican presidents, and has held county offices of honor and trust. He was a brother-in-law of the late T. C Phillips founder of the Kokomo Tribune, one of the oldest and best known Re publican newspapers in the state. Mr. Freeman and his sixteen comrades who have abandoned the McKinley ranks are all substantial citizens. Thev departed on the issue of imperial ism and pension methods. They will vote the straight Democratic ticket from president down. All are enthusiastic for John W. Kern for governor. "The flopping" is all one pay In this vicinity. Nobody in these parts who voted for Bryan four years ago will vote for McKinley this year except one, and he calls himself a Populist and not a Republican or Democrat. The Gold Dem ocrats are all for Bryan this time. APPEATTOl aid. Mount Carmel Strikers First to Ask For Assistance. Mount Carmel, Pa., Oct 22. The min ers' relief committee of this place has issued a circular letter asking for con tributions in aid of the st .-iking miners of this district. The committee is not connected In any way with the United Mine Workers of America. Thomas H. Williams, the post master, is the president. WHISTLES BLEW IN VAIN. Shamokin, Pa., Oct. 22. The whistles of Cameron and Luke Fiddler collieries operated by the Mineral company, were blown this morning but none of the strikers returned to work. None of the Reading operations in this portion of the region resumed. WASHERY CLOSED As the Hesult of Hostile Demonstra tion by Strikers. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 22. The first hos tile demonstration of the miners strike In the Lackawanna region was made this morning at Ollphant. near here where it was determined to close down the Grassy Island coal washery operated by the Delaware & Hudson company. The place has been working a force of 30 men during the past two weeks and was daily turning out a thousand tons of the smaller sizes of fuel for the mar ket. This morning several hundred strikers gathered along the road near the wash ery and when the workmen appeared circled around them and gave them to understand they must desist from work ing until the strike was settled. Two of the deputies at the mine came on the scene and were warned against any in terference. The workmen decided they would return home. The strikers march ed with them back to Ollphant, shout ing as they passed down the main street. This was the first move towards shut ting down the washeries in the valley and if other men at work therein do not come out there will be demonstrations of the same nature. No violence was used at Grassy Island. The Delaware & Hudson company has 50 deputies on guard at its Rocket Brook washery In Carbondale today some 20 men being at work there getting out coal. The large force of deputies was provided because of a reported threat that the place would be attacked by marchers today. THEY JOLLIED HANNA. Senator Forced to Abandon His South Omaha Speech. Omaha, Neb., Oct. 22. Senator Hanna had a lively experience in South Omaha Saturday evening. He held one meeting there and tried to hold another, and both were noisy enough to satisfy the most ardent seeker after excitement. The meeting he spoke at afterwards In Oma ha proper was an enthusiastic but order ly one. In South Omaha are situated the stock yards and the town is to this city what the Twenty-ninth ward is to Chicago. The first meeting advertised was an open air one, in front of the post office and 6.000 persons had gathered there when the senator arrived. In the crowd were groups of Bryan followers, evident ly determined on making trouble, and they started it as soon as the'speaker was introduced. At first they confined their interruptions to cheers for Bryan and hisst s and jeers for Hanna, and then a lot of them began showering questions at the speaker. "How about the coal strike?" yelled a dozen voices at once. "The coal strike is virtually settled and I had more to do with the settlement of it than any other man in this coun try," retorted Mr. Hanna. "What's the scale of wages?" cried the crowd. "I don't know the details of the settle ment," was the answer. There were cries of derision at this and questions like "How about the Seaman's union?" "Why didn't Roosevelt kill the ice trust?" were shot in from all sides, and all at once. "One at a time." said the senator. "I will answer your questions If you give me a chance." But the disturbers in the crowd had no such intention. They kept at their howl ing until the speaker had to abandon the meeting and go to a building cailed the Olvmpic theater, used mostly for prize fights. This hall, which will" hold 1...00 persons, was crowded, and there were many Bryan people here. They also tried to stop the speaker by making so much noise he cculd not be heard. The majority of the audience, however, was on his side and kept the disturbers reasonably quiet. Senator Hanna answered all questions readily enough and got the whole house laughing when, in reply to the query "Why did we give Canada a part of Alaska?" he replied: "That s too much for me." In Omaha proper he addressed an en thusiastic audience of 7,000 persons. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 22 Forecast for Kansas: Threatening tonight in east portion; Tuesday probably fair; westerly wl". KAHSASISIH LIIIE Fusion Managers Urging Their County Committees To Join In Demonstrations Sat urday Night. BRYAN FIRES TO BURN In the Principal Cities oftLa United States. 3,000 Miles of Fires and Doom. Ing Cannons. roruLiSTs are busy Arranging the Part Which Kansas lias to Play In What Promises toDeMenior able Political Event. Bryan fires will burn In the principal cities of the United States from the At lantic to the Pacific coast Saturday night of this week. The Populist and Democratic man agers of the fusion campulgn in Kan sas have completed their plans for thin demonstration. In which the national committee has planned a part for every state. While the fires are burning and th orators are discoursing upon the prin ciples supported by the Democratic can didate for president, Mr. Bryan. Duvti B. Hill and liourke Cukran will from the same platform at Madison Square Garden, in New York. The allied force of New Yoik have reserved their power for this demon stration, and the Democratic leaders are confident that New York's tribute to Mr. Bryan will exceed In every de tail anything previously attempted by the Republicans. The Populist state committee Is to day sending out letters mid telecj air.s to the various county chairmen In Kan sas, urging thern tu ImmwiintHy pet f. ct plans for the demonstration in Khiihuk. The large and unusual number if Populist speakers who are now In th-j field have been assigned to Saturday night meetings, and arrangements arc being made for additional speeches In other places not indicated by the gener.U assignment list!. Bryan fires will burn at the following places where meetings have alt'-u ly been arranged for, the names of the speakers assigned also being given: Atchison. John Breidenthal. Stafford. C. F. Cllne. Robinson, G. W. Harrington, Garland. S. I Johnson. Kingman, W. W. Price. Marion, Jerry Simpson. Beloit. Webb McNall. Kansas City, S. J. Kent. Wellington. J. D. Hot kin, E. C. Little J. W. Lwdy. Valley Falls. Senator W. A. Harris, Levi Humbarger. Mound City, A. M. HarVey. Hiawatha, J. Ji. Davis. Arkansas City. J. H. At wood. Iola, Marion Butler, David Overmyer. Garnett, Hugo Grosser. Harris, 11. I'. Family. Burlington. F. W. Elliott. Osborne, Mrs. Atinie L. Dlees. Ixne Elm, John P. tit. John. Holton, J. M. Senter, J. G. Waters. Leotl, Sam Hale. These assignments have been mad by the state committee, and the local committees will arrange for meet inns at the other principal towns. Where chool house meetings are being held. under the direction of the local commit - -s arrangements will there lie nintln for the general demonstration Saturday night. The national Democratic committee es timates that in all of the larue ilths from the Atlantic to the Pacific ttn'ie are between 10. "oo and 12. d'H) clubs, which are charged with the ri'spoTisiblit y of getting up mass meetings lor Saturday nitrht. The committee estimates also that there are in these clubs two million members. Wherever there Is one or these clubs the national committees have urged display of fireworks and booirntijf of cannon. The national committees scheme Is to have the monster meeting In Nw York opened with salutes from immense ETiins. which Is to be followed, ir scheme can be successfully worked, I y similar paluti s from fast to west. B" ocmpanied by the fireworks display. Were this arcomMislu d. as tn- mi- tional committcs li"P", there will b" detonations and illuminations ftlmoxt simultaneuosly from ocean to ocenn. The Populist stnte committee toony began active work of preparation, al though the scheme lias been under con sideration for several weeks. The Kansas committee hope to be abla to cotnribute its full share to the bn of fire and the continuous sound "f boomirg guns covering the distance from New York to San Francisco, 3,()n) miles. The Shawnee county committee will tomorrow commence its arrangements for a meeting in Topika. JONES HAS HO DOUBT. Democratic Chairman Confident of 3Ir. Bryans' Election. Chicago, Oct. 22. Chairman Jones, of the Democratic national commit tee, said today: "I do not believe that there is any doubt that Mr. Bryan will cany New York. I believe our ( hann s fr carrying Ohio are better than the Re publicans. I regard Illinois nx an ex ceedingly doubtful state. TVlcr rains from the chairman of th state Demo cratic committee of California sjiv we are going to carry California. Advices from that state awhile ago were uim- what doubtful as to the result. .Mayor Phelan. of San Francisco, suys tin re Is no doubt about the stat". one of tb" causes of this change of sentiment In California Is the division of Judge Kstca on the Chinese exclusion act, in which he held that a Chinaman at any port In the Vnlted States could go to any other port, and therefore a Chinaman In Ha waii could visit any city In any part of the United States. thus practically throwing the door open to the fre entry of Chinamen in this country. 1 have no doubt of the election of Mr. lirytUL."