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Aged Statesman Passes Away at
At an Early Hour This Morning
From Brain Exhaustion.
For a Period of 36 Hours Pre
ceding Death.
Sketch of a Long and Busy
Public Career.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 ,
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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
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
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."
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
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.
The Governor Starts on a Can
vass of His Own State.
Will Travel a Distance of 2,146
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
"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".
Fusion Managers Urging Their
County Committees
To Join In Demonstrations Sat
urday Night.
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
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
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
The committee estimates also that
there are in these clubs two million
Wherever there Is one or these clubs
the national committees have urged
display of fireworks and booirntijf of
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)
The Shawnee county committee will
tomorrow commence its arrangements
for a meeting in Topika.
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."

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