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r rf rf LAST ED1TI0M WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. OCTOBER 24, 1900. "WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. BLACKJJHARGES. Chairman James E. Larimer He Teals Startling Condition. Says Assistant Postmaster A. K. Kodgers Opened Mail. HE SAW HIM DO IT. Thought That Sack Contained Populist Letters. Carried It to the Room of frank Brown. LOCKED THE DOOR. Sack Was Then Opened in Lar imer's Presence. Mail Was From Republicans Instead of Populists. Assistant - Postmaster Kodgers Denies Larimer's Charges. "I can prove that A. K. Rodger's Is guilty of opening- the United States mails." This is the sensational statement made by Chairman James E. Larimer of the A. K. RODGERS. Fhawnee county Republican committee today. Chairman Larimer refuses to enter in to details further than to say that As sistant Postmaster R.odgers took a. sack of mail supposed to be sent out by the Populist committee to the office of Frank L. Brown in the federal building while that official was absent and in the pres ence of Mr. Larimer locked the door of the room and then opened the sack and took the letters out, remarking as he did so: "I do not know what a postmaster Is for but I do know what an assistant postmaster is for." Mr. Larimer says that Rodgers opened one of the letters and found that the mail had been sent out by the Republi cans instead of Populists. Chairman Larimer also said that he is ready to swear to a. complaint against Rodgers. The announcement that J. R. Burton is to be brought to Topeka over the pro tests of the officers of the local organiz ation is responsible for the open rupture which led to the sensational statement ty Chairman Larimer. Chairman Larimer also said: "I have simply this to say, that Mr. Burton should wait until he is invited by the Republican central committee be fore taking part in the Shawnee county campaign. He is not wanted in the county. The committee does not want either Burton or Baker here. There seems to be a disposition on the part of Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Dudley to cause discord and confusion among the the fcM 1. At. 1 Republicans of the county. Neither of '" f those gentlemen have been working in conjunction with the Republican county central committee. A man who has done what Mr. Rodgers has done is not worthy of consideration by the county committee or anyone when he asks to be recognized. Mr. Rodgers knows what 1 refer to involves the opening of the U. S. mail. "Kodgers is not a member of the coun ty committee and Dudley has not been since he was defeated at the last pri mary. No one but Dudley and Rodgers have ever asked me to have Burton Fpeak in Shawnee county. It seems to be a paramount issue in Shawnee coun ty whether Burton shall speak here or not instead of the success of the Repub lican ticket. "I am for the ticket from top to bot tom and I can not say that for the Bur ton supporters or the Burton organs. The county committee has attempted to cover the entire county with meetings at every school house and has been suc cessful in doing so at every place ex cept one when a prearranged plan of Rodgers thwarted the committee's plans. Congressman Charles Curtis was to speak at Forbes" school house in Mem ken township. He was regularly assign ed there two weeks before the meeting. A day before the meeting Rodgers ask ed that the date be cancelled to allow Curtis to speak at Denison, in Jackson county. It was explained to Rodgers that such an arrangement was impossi ble as Curtis had been hilled for Fcrbfs' school house and that the Populists and Democrats there were saying that it was a trick to draw a crowii mnd that Curtis would not be there. Rodgers was to bring Curtis to the meeting. Rodgers came to the meeting and announced that Curtis had missed the train. Curtis spoke that night at Denison. That does not look as if he was working in con Junction with the county committee. The Menoken people know about it. Podgers has attempted to hold meetings outside the county organization. It is apparent that the money for these meet ings and for Jchn Dudley's outside work comes from Dave Mulvane who is work ing for Burton alone regardless of ev erything else." MR. RODGERS DENIES. Mr. Rodgers said today,, when told of the charge which -had been, made against him by Mr. Larimer: "There is no truth in it whatever. I have nothing to do with the mail; do not see it: do not touch it and have never opened -any mail in the presence of Mr. Larimer or any other man. "Mr. Larimer is angry with me be cause of this Burton business and he has trumped up these charges to make trou ble for me and the Republican party in this county." "Mr. Larimer, then, is not telling the truth in these charges?" said the re porter. "Certainly not," replied Mr. Rodgers. The date fixed for the Burton meeting is October 31 and it is to be held under the auspices of the Old Soldiers' McKin ley and Roosevelt club. CLEVELAND'S POSITION. Says He Has Not Indicated That He Would Vote For McKinley. Trenton, N. J., Oct. 24. The Trenton True American quotes ex-President Cleveland as saying: "I am not aware of having made any statement that would justify the as sertion that I am going to support Mc Kinley." Mr. Cleveland declined to make any statement regarding his position and the words quoted were in response to a sug gestion from the reporter that a. recent letter of his reiterating his financial views of 1S95 was being construed as meaning he intended to support Mr. Mc Kinley in the present campaign. New York, Oct. 24. The Journal and Advertiser which prints the same state ment, says that Mr. Cleveland added in his statement that he had, received a letter from the west some veeks ago, asking if he had changed his views on financial questions and he replied that he had not. Mr. Cleveland added that he had retired from political activity and must decline to be drawn into a dis cussion of a political character. A CRASHlMPENDIMG. Business Has Gone Ahead of Capital In Sweden. London, Oct. 24. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Stockholm, Sweden, says: The extraordinary scarcity of money which has been growing more acute for a month, is so seriously affecting com mercial circles as to threaten a crisis. The balance of foreign trade continues against Sweden and the repeated con traction of gold loans abroad fail to pal liate the situation. Industries are daily launched, but adequate capital is not available and the newspapers are filled with appeals from manufacturers in desperate straights for money. Rural people, attracted by the indus trial activity, are flocking to the towns, and consequently the demand for houses is so great that rents have advanced 20 to 30 per cent. The civil servants have already been granted 20 per cent, in pay to meet the hard times, and it is ex pected employers generally will ha.ve to follow suit. 34,000 CLAIMS Have Been Filed For Pensions on Ac count of Spanish. War. "Washington, Oct. 24 -Many inquiries have been made recently at the pension office as to the status of claims filed for pensions by soldiers of the Spanish American war. Commissioner Evans said today that the bureau scarcely had time to respond to all the inquiries, but that the claims were being adjudicated, as rapidly as possible. He added that some of the claims had been delayed by the difficulty in obtaining the neces sary official records at the war depart ment. "There have been filed 34,000 claims on account of Spanish-American war, up to Monday morning, October 22," said the commissioner. "Calls have been made for evidence in 33,424 of these claims. Medical examinations have been ordered by this bureau in 28.224 claims. The dif ference between the number of claims filed and tha number of the medical ex aminations ordered practically repre sents the number of widows and depen dents claims; 4.237 of these claims have been adjudicated already. "When the division was organized having charge of these claims, all claims of widows and claims for gunshot wounds and severe disability of soldiers were given- the right of way, practically making them special and they were promptly adjudicated. Twenty-five clerks were assigned to this work, and, like other divisions of the bureau, the work is now practically current. All classes of claims are treated alike as provided by law and the established practice." POLITICAL BREVITIES. Items of Interest Condensed For the Busy Reader. Major Warner, of Kansas City, billed for a speech at Salina last night, did not appear and J. L. Bristow occupied the evening. Governor Stanley was given a rousing reception at Medicine Lodge yesterday afternoon. Cyclone Davis is again making Populist speeches. He was at Stockton yesterday afternon whre a picnic meeting was ad journed to the opera house. Congressman Reeder and Tolly Pcott, the Democratic nominee, continued the series of joint debates with a meeting at Oberlin last night. Congressman "W. A. Calderhead is spending two days campaigning in Dick inson county. lie has not accepted Mr. Vincent's challenge to a joint debate. A. M. Harvey, fusion nominee for lieu tenant governor, spoke at Paola last night. John Breidenthal is following Governor Stanley in the Seventh district. Stanley was at Harper Monday: Mr. Breidenthal was there last night. Senator Marion Butler, of North Caro lina, chairman of the Populist national committee, made a speech at Coffyvllle last night. Charles F. Scott, the Republican nomi nee for congressman-at-large, spoke at Parsons last night. Governor Stanley speaks at Parsons November 30. Opie Read entertained the people of Concordia with a Republican speech last night. Lennis Flynn and Chester Long are campaigning in the Seventh district to gether. They appeared at Wichita last night. George M. Fortune, of the Indian Ter ritory, and J. T. Ellis, of Indiana, are in the list of imported speakers for the Re publican cause this week. Ingot Weighing 753 Founds. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 24. The Cari boo Consolidated mine, of Quesnell, has shipped to New York a record-breaking ingot weighing 753 pounds and of the value of $154,763. Weather Indications. Chicago, Oct. 24 Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; southerly winds. GIIINASPLAN. Prince Ching and Li Ilung Chang Submit Proposal Looking to Beginning Negotia tions For Settlement. FAULT ACKNOWLEDGED And a Promise Included to Do So No More. Willingness to Pay All the Damage is Expressed. New- York, Oct. 24. A dispatch to the Herald from Pekin says: A preliminary convention between China and the combined powers has been proposed by Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang. It is as follows: Article 1 Laying siege to the lega tions of foreign ministers is a high offense against one of the important principles of international law. No country can possibly tolerate such a thing. China acknowledges her great fault in this respect, and promises that it will never occur again. Article 2 China admits her liability to pay an indemnity for the various losses sustained on this occasion, and the powers will each appoint officials to examine and present all claims for a final consultation and settlement Article 3 As to future trade and gen eral international relations, each power should designate how these matters are to be dealt witli, whether the old treat ies should continue or new conventions should be made, slightly add to the old treaties or cancelling the old treaties and negotiating new ones. Any of these plans may be adopted, and when China has approved them further special reg ulations can be made in each case as re quired. Article 4 This convention will be made by China with the combined powers to cover the general principles which apply alike to all. This settle ment, the foreign ministers will remove the seals they caused to be placed in various parts of the tsung H yamen, and then the yamen ministers may go to the yamen and attend to business as usual. And further, each power should arrange its own special affairs with China, so that separate treaties may be settled in due order. When the various items of indemnity are all arranged properly, or an understanding has been reached about them, the powers will successively withdraw their troops. Article 5 The troops sent to China by the powers are for the protection of the ministers and no other purpose, so when the negotiations begin for the treaty of peace each power should first declare an armistice. REBEL ARMY (1ROW3. Canton, Oct. 24. According to official reports ail the cities in the Hui Chow prefecture are still holding out, the reb els confining themselves to capturing villages and slaughtering isolated bod ies of imperial troops. The rebels are also actively recruiting, and are now es timated to number 10,000. There has been no pitched battle. The Chinese general commanding at Hui Chow is afraid to leave the city for fear of be ing cut off. IN CONGER'S HANDS. Washington, Oct. 24. Based on Gen. Chaffee's advice the war department of ficials are of the opinion that all the American troops included In the orde.r of evacuation have not only left Pekin, but probably are now at Tien Tsin, or nearby. The quartermaster's depart ment has made all arrangements for taking them aboard ship so there is no longer much danger of the troops being prevented by ice from leaving north China. It is now said that in all proba bility Gen. James H. Wilson, the second in command in China will soon be de tached and will not remain in Pekin ac cording to the original programme. In stead of having the negotiations for a final settlement conducted through a fully organized commission In behalf of the United States government as at first proposed, it begins to appear that they will be conducted, if there are to be any formal negotiations, through the simple mechanism of the American legation at Pekin, proper credentials for the purpose being dispatched to Minister Conger. MR. GODARD'S APPEAL. Acirn People to Vote For Supreme Court Amendment. Attorney General Godard encloses the following in all letters, official or per sonal, sent from his office: "Dear Sir I sincerely hope you "will ask the voters of your vicinity to vote for the proposed constitutional amend ment permitting increase in the number of judges of the supreme court If the people understand the situation the amendment will be carried by a large majority. "It provfdes for a single tribunal, to which all appeals from the district courts shall be directly taken. "It provides for fewer judges and offices than the system that we now have. "The result should be: "A more satisfactory tribunal for the decision of cases, because the court will be composed of more members and its decisions will be final. "The expense of an appeal will be much less to litigants than it now is, where cases go to the court of appeals and then to the supreme court. "The expense to the state will be di minished by cutting off the salaries of two judges, two stenographers, and six clerks, with six less offices and court rooms to be maintained. "The decisions will be more uniform, and the reports of decisions can be pub lished in one series instead of two." NEW BALLOT LAW Recommended by Got. Candler In His Annual Message. Atlanta, Ga, Oct. 24. The Georgia legislature convened today. The senate was presided over by Clark Howell, elected a member from the 35th district and the lower house by John D. Little. In his message to the general assembly Gov. Candler made special mention of the price which cotton is now bringing in the market and noted the unusually large size of the wheat crop, which, he says, breaks the record of forty years. He congratulates the farmers of the state upon the disposition to diversify agriculture, calls attention to the in crease of $19,203,542 in the value of prop erty of the state and observes that law lessness and crime have shown marked improvement. Gov, Candler recom mends an appropriation of $1,000,000 for public schools. On ballot reform the governor says: "In the interest of good government and in the interest of the negro races, I recommend that an amendment to the constitution be submitted to the people providing for a qualified suffrage based on an educational or a property qualifi cation, or both. A man who has by in tegrity and frugality acquired a little home and is a tax payer should be allow ed to vote whether he can read and write or not; but he who has for the last thirty years had the opportunities of free schools and can not read and write and who has had an equal chance for the acquisition of property and yet has through indolence or profligacy, or vice, failed to become a taxpayer contributing something to the support of his state should have no voice in making its laws." LASfJOpEY. Remains of John Sherman Start For Mansfield, Ohio, Alter a Funeral Service at the National Capital. Washington, Oct. 24. In. the capital of the nation where hi3 life work had been accomplished, there gathered today rep resentatives of every government de partment and the representatives of many foreign powers to pay homage to the memory of John Sherman. The fun eral services held here were at the Sher man home on K street where the aged statesman had spent the greater part of the past five years and where a few weeks ago he had come with a full knowledge of his approaching end, to set his earthly affairs in. order. The massive black casket rested on a black draped catafalque in the parlor. The air was heavy with the scent of roses; orchids and hot house flowers that had come from all quarters, as a final testimonial of affection and respect. President McKinley, who had left Wash ington the night after Mr. Sherman's death, was represented by Secretary Hay, who was one of the honorary pall bearers. From the White House con servatories there was sent a heavy WTeath of white roses and orchids. The British legation is still closed, but Lord Pauncefote sent a heavy wreath of white roses. It was a notable gathering that filled the hallway and parlors of the residence, the most representative perhaps at any funeral here since the burial of Gen. Lawton last spring, when much the same concourse of officials and diplo mats gathered to honor the soldier dead as met today in memory of the states man whose services though in a different line, had been equally as distinguished. The services at the house were simple. They began at 1 p. m. and were con ducted by Rev. Alexander Mackay Smith, pastor of St. John's Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. E. M. Paddock, assistant rector. Concealed in the rear of the hallway a quartette of the St. Johns choir, ac companied by the organist, Mr. H. H. Freeman, sang in the intervals of the service. After the hymn, "Rock of Ages," Mr. Mackay-Smith read the sim ple but impressive funeral service of the Episcopal church. When the reading of the service was finished, the choir soft ly sang the hymn "Peace, Perfect Peace." In accordance with Episcopal usage, there was no funeral address and after a brief prayer, the choir chanted the anthem "Lord, let me know my end and the number of my days." The casket was then lifted by the bearers with the honorary pall-bearers following and carried from the house, where a detachment of the Fifth cavalry under Col. Rafferty waited to escort it to the depot. The honorary pall-bearers, who were grouped about the coffin during the cere mony, were Secretary Hay, Secretary Gage, Justice Harlan of the supreme court. Admiral Dewey, Gen. Nelson A. Miles, ex-Senator Cameron of Pennsyl vania, Senator Hawley of Connecticut. Judge Bancroft Davis, J. A. Kassoa of the state department and Col. M. M. Parker. Among those present at the services were members of the president's cabinet. Chief Justice Fuller and the associate justices of the supreme court, John W. Foster, Gen. Longstreet. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Wilson, Gen. Vin cent, Col. Gil more, Mrs. Foraker, Mrs. U. S. Grant. Mrs. Nellie Grant-Sartoris, Judge Weldon, Commander Reamy, ex Senator and Mrs. J. B. Henderson, M. Thiebaut. French charge d'affairs, Mr. Kogoro Takihera. the Japanese minister, the Mexican ambassador and Mme. Azpiroz, Minister Wu Ting Fang, Mr. Vicuna, the Chilean minister. Mr. Palido, the Venezuelan charge, ex-Senator and Mrs. Quay, Mrs. Robert Anderson and Mrs. Aduenri and members of the Loyal Legion. The funeral party left for Mansfield, O., on a special train over the Pennsyl vania railway at 3:30 o'clock. There the interment will take place on Thursday when President McKinley will attend. AT TIIEWR05G DOOR. Hanna Says Jones Should Have Ap plied at War Department. Chicago, Oct. 24. Senator Mark Hanna will speak at Aurora, 111., this evening, after which he will return to Chicago by special train in order tospeak at the Marquette club banquet at the Coliseum. He will depart for Mansfield, O., at midnight, to attend the Sherman funeral tomorrow, returning to Chicago tomorrow night, after a conference with the president at Canton. In regard to Senator Jones' statement of his demand on the president for the secret instructions to the Paris peace commission which Senator Jones says was not "complied with, Senator Hanna said that it was a matter within the jurisdiction of the war office, and which the president would probably not inter fere. More Gold Coming. New York, Oct 24. Lazard Freres have $500,000 on the steamship which sailed from Southampton today, and $1. 000,000 on the Eteamship Teutonic which sailed from Liverpool today. Total en gagements for this firm since the present import movement began are $4,500,000. Lumber Dealer Assasinated. Bristol, Tenn., Oct. 24. Joseph Ches ser, a leading lumber dealer, was assas sinated at Norton, Va., last night while1 going out of a hotel. The assassin has not been arrested. ACROSSTHE BAY. Col. Bryan Opens His Campaign In Eastern Maryland. Made Eight Speeches the Forenoon. During THE RACE QUESTION Discussed Wherever He En counters Colored Toters. Asks Them to Stand by Brown Men of Philippines. Easton, Md., Oct 24. The Democratic presidential candidate last night came down. Chesapeake bay from Baltimore to the hamlet of Claiborne, on the east ern shore of Maryland, and this fore noon he spoke at the towns of St. Mi chaels, Easton, Preston, Hurlock, Vien na, Salisbury and Berlin. He left the boat at Claiborne and from that point traveled by special train. At St Michaels, the first stopping place of the day, Mr. Bryan spoke to a small number of people who had con gregated there. , Among those In the crowd were some colored people, and to them Mr. Bryan addressed himself to some extent Before speaking to the colored people he referred to the ques tion of trusts. He again charged that the Republican party was suggesting no remeay for the trusts and that the reason why this was so was that the Republican campaign contributions came from the trusts. On the race question Mr. Bryan said: "It is one of the strange things to see in this campaign that the Republican party goes to a black man and urges that man to say by his vote that the brown man in the Philippine islands has not a right to a voice in this govern ment, and it seems to me that before a black man votes to disfranchise a brown man he had better find out upon what basis his own right stands, for if we deny to the Filipino the right to gov ern himself, what right have we to gov ern ourselves. It cost hundreds of thou sands of lives and millions of money to give the black man the declaration of independence and now we are spending hundreds of thousands yes, millions of dollars and wasting lives to take the declaration of independence away from the brown man. Before the black man of this country votes the Republican ticket he had better look into the mat ter and find out what the chance of the black man is to be when we draw a race line and say that because a man in the Rhilippine islands is brown and not of our race we w ill send a carpet bag government over there and hold that government by force from him with a standing army. We believe in the dec laration of independence, and if we have race problems to solve here we think it is better to solve them than to go seven thousand miles away from home to get another race problem and enter upon its solution, not here at home but so far away from home as the Philippine isl ands are." Easton was the scene of a large gath ering. This is the county seat of Tal bot county, an important agricultural center, and here Mr. Bryan addressed himself especially to the farmers. Re ferring to the trusts, Mr. Bryan told his hearers that they were especially dan gerous to the farming community. "You will find," he said, "that it will take a great deal of faith for a Republican to find any reason for voting the Republi can ticket this fall. It is said that faith is the 'substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen,' and the Republican faith this year is much like that. It is the 'substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." " Continuing his discussion of the trusts, Mr. Bryan asked why it is that the farmers who vote the Republican ticket get so little consideration from the Re publican party. Replying to his own in quiry he said: "It is because they vote the ticket regardless of what the party does, while the trust magnates do not vote the ticket unless it suits them and unless the party does what they want. Therefore the party does all they want and neglects the farmer.". Mr. Bryan charged the Republican party with many inconsistencies, say ing: "You will find that the Republicans to day are hurrahing for things that they denounced a few years ago. The Repub lican party used to stand for bimetal lism and all the Republicans hurrahed for bimetallism. Now it stands for the gold standard, and they hurrah for the gold standard. They used to hurrah for the greenbacks, now they hurrah for the national bank notes. They used to hur rah for the reduction of the national debt, now they stand for the bank cur rency that can only be permanent when based on bonds. It is a long distance from paying off the debt to making it permanent, but they hurrah just the same. They used to hurrah in denuncia tion of the trusts, now they say there are good trusts and bad trusts, and that they cannot tell the difference between them." TOUCHES ON 16 TO 1. Salisbury, Md., Oct. 24. In his speech at Preston, Md., Mr. Bryan made refer ence to the financial question in response to an inquiry. The question was: "How about 16 to 1?" Mr. Bryan said: "If you want to know about 16 to 1. I will tell you. Sixteen to one was the paramount issue in 1SS)6, but the Repub licans have done so many mean things since then that we are kept busy on the new things. But if a Republican dis putes the 16 to 1 doctrine, you tell him that we have a Republican president, a Republican senate and a Republican house and they have never attempted to change the 16 to 1 ratio, and Mr. McKin ley is now coining silver dollars at the ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid, or consent of any other nation on earth. Until the Republican party pro poses to change the ratio. I object to their discussing the ratio. When they propose to change it, we will discuss it with them." In his Preston speech Mr. Bryan charged that all persons contribute to the trusts. "I want to tell you," he said, "that the trouble with the Republican party is that it makes all the Republi cans contribute to its campaign fund, and makes all the Democrats too, not by coming to each man and asking him for it, because the Republican party collects a campaign fund from the corporations, and then these corporations collect from you, and tha trouble is that the corpor ations insist on collecting a great deal more from the people than they give to the party. We would much better con tribute to the party ourselves than to contribute ten. times as much to the trusts." CITES MC KIN LEY'S RECORD. Salisbury, Md., Oct. 24. Mr. Bryan had a fine audience here, and he made a speech of an hour's duration. Contrast ing the Republican and Democratic platforms, Mr. Bryan said: "I want you to take the platforms, and you will find between the two plat forms this marked difference, that the Democratic platform expresses the po sition of the party on every question, while the Republican platform is capable of construction one way or the other. Now this i3 the difference, and when you come to consider which party is honest and which is earnest, I want you to apply a common sense rule. You know that if a man has something to present to the public, as a merchant, something that he believes has merit In it, he tells all lie knows about it; but if it has not merit in it, he puts it out where you can see it and he hopes you will buy it without asking any ques tions. When people believe that they are standing for right principles, they tell you what they believe and they teJl you why they believe, what they are going to do, and why they are going to do it. But when they are doubtful about it they use language which can be con strued one way in one place and another way in another place." Mr. Bryan charged the Republican party with dealing with the people un fairly. He said the Republican party today only stands for one policy that Republicans can defend, and it has only stood for that for less than six month "The money question," he said, "is the only question upon which the Repub licans seem to have a position, and that is diametrically opposed to the position they used to have. Why, it is only a few years ago since Mr. McKinley de nounced Mr. Cleveland, said Mr. Cleve land was driscriminating against one of the money metals, trying to make money scarcer and therefore dearer, money the master and all things else the servant Now the Republican party stands for the same policy and Repub licans who hurrahed for McKinley when he denounced Mr. Cleveland hurrah for him now when he follows In Mr. Cleve lands footsteps." PASSES INTO DELAWARE. Berlin, Md., Oct. 24. In closing his speech at Easton Mr. Bryan made an appeal for the support of the entire Democratic ticket, including both the state and congressional branches of it. On this point he said: "The president can do nothing without the help of congress, and I do not know of a greater purgatory than to put a man in the White House and surround him with men who do not believe in the declaration of Independence, and there fore If you are with us on these ques tions I want you to come out and help from now on until election day. We have no money to buy you, we have no power to coerce you, but we appeal to your judgment and conscience, and we want you to roll up such a majority that money cannot buy away our victory and no coercion can intimidate those who want to go with us. And then, my friends, on the night of election, we can all rejoice you can rejoice out here as you think that the principles of civil government are safe, and in Nebraska we can say 'Maryland, my Maryland." " In his Salisbury speech Mr. Bryan again gave his definition of the differ ence between a private monopoly and a government patent. "No man," he said, "can mistake what we mean when we say we are opposed to a private mo nopoly. Wo mean that we are opposed to that monopoly by which all the in dustry of a certain kind can be con trolled by one man, so that one man tells you what you will have to pay. that you must receive a fixed price for the raw material that you sell, and fixed charges for labor. That is the monopoly we are opposed to." In his talk at Vienna Mr. Bryan com pared the government to a composite photograph, and said that as in a pho tograph of that eharartrr each face is impressed upon it, so in a government, each individual should make himself felt in the composition of his government. Berlin was Mr. Bryan's last stopping place in Maryland. There he was met by a Delaware escort committee and he began his tour of that state. In the Berlin speech, which was attentively listened to by a good audience, Mr. Bryan dwelt especlaly upon the sub ject of taxation without representation, contending that it was as unfair for the United States to tax the Filipinos with out giving them representation in our legislative bodies as it was for England to tax the American colonies prior to the revolution without their being rep resented in the British parliament. M'KINLEY DROVE. Meets Secretary and Mrs. Hoot at the Depot Canton. O., Oct 24. Secretary of War and Mrs. R.oot arrived today for a few days' visit at the McKinley home. Presi dent McKinley and Secretary Cortelyou drove to the station to meet them, and the president greeted the visitors at the car platform. When they started for the house the coachman was dismissed and the president himself drove. PACKED TO THE DOORS. Great Crowd Hears Altgeld Speak in Chicago. Chicago. Oct. 24. Former Governor John P. Altgeld was the principal speak er last night at a Democratic mass meet ing at the Auditorium. The meeting was one of a series to be held during the final two weeks' campaign in Chicaso. and the great hall was packed to the doors. Governor Altgeld devoted most of his time to a discussion of the Phil ippine question and bitterly denounced the administration policy in regard- to those islands. Governor Altgeld read a letter from a private soldier in troop G, Eleventh United States volunteer cavalry in the Philippines, in which the latter told of the killing of women and children at tending a wedding party during a suc cessful effort to capture a Filipino gen eral. CKOWD WAS TOO LARGE To Get Into the Eall Where Bourke Cockran Spoke in Cincinnati. Cincinnati. O., Oct. 24. Bourke Cock ran addressed a large and enthusiastic audience here last night for over two hours on Imperialism. There was an im mense crowd around Music hall for hours before the doors were opened and many were unable to gain admission. Ex-Judge Charles Evans, formerly a Republican, presided. and Howard Doug las, a leading Gold Democrat here four years ago, was secretary. Among the prominent men on the plptfnrm were Judson Harmon, attorney general in the cabinet of President Cleveland; John Grant, formerly a Republican member of the legislature and the head of the Union Reform state ticket in Ohio two years ago, and all of the local Democrat leaders. E10T HONEST. Got. IlooseTelt Replies to Col. Bryan's Speech Made to Colored People in West Tirginia. CHARGES INSINCERITY. Hates to Do It hut He Can't Avoid It. Third Day Canvass of the Em pire State. Norwich, N. Y., Oct. 21. Oovernnr Roosevelt In the third day of his second electioneering tour of New York statu began a. trip which will take him to Utica, stopping at Earlsville, Cazen ovia, Canastoga, Oneida, and Rome. Ha is in good health and suffered but lit tle from hoarseness. From Utica, where he will stop two hours this afternoon, hs will run to Herkimer for a half-hour meeting, returning to Utica for the big evening demonstration. At Earlevllle.where the first stop of the day was made, the governor took up the statement of Mr. Bryan that the peo ple of Porto Rico, particularly the blacks, were dlsfrancniscd. He nald: "I challenge Mr. Bryan because of bin absurd insincerity as shown in this statu by answers he made to certain questions and by statements he has made to us. The other day Mr. Bryan was ask i how he recorx iled his demand for si !f government for Malay 'bandits wllh tins denial of his party, the denial of tliopt who intend to give him electoral votes, of the right of self-government t' our fellow citizens of duskier pkin in Nort u Carolina, and he answered that evei y one was not allowed to vote in I'orto Rtco, that all men of color were not al lowed to vote in I'orto Itico. Now I fhv that answer was utterly lnnim ere: that using the word dishonest in its Iart; t sense, it was not an honest answer. That is a serious thing to suy, and I would nut say it if I could hut jirov it by documentary evidence. "Mr. Bryan cithir kn.ws., or ouuht to know the uualiliratlons of the nuU iat;. in I'orto Rico. There is not In I'.hpi Rico the slightest rctiiri Ion on acrcunt of color. Evrry man is treated on his wortii as a man. In North CHrollna. tb black man i disenfranchise! as nm h i v qualifications that apply to him and iwt to the white man. In I'orto Hi- a n ; u Is allowed to vote. I hav got here to pers issued by the gowni'.r of I'm: Rico, sitting fortli the iun lilies i lorn ! voters, if he either points tiny property, or can read and write. wh ther If . white or colored. In Mnmi hutclts t. has got to be abb; to read and t r, . that is, there are men who ran not . t in Massachusetts, but who ran vote :i I'orto Rieo, hut ar.y man who run v. in Massachuset ts ca n vote in I"orti i:U-t. In short, the preset.t conditions of suf frage in I'orto liieo r present a Mri'i towards enf ranohisement." 5ov. Roosevelt took particular de light along the route today in nssrting that Mr. Bryan was nbsolutely iriK.iueeie as was proved, be alleged, 1 y th" fact that the state of Nebraska bad no labor laws and that Mr. Bryan, while in con gress, never attacked a trust. GOVERNOR CIIJOWS FACETIOUS. Earleville. N. Y., Oct. 24 . ( lov ernor Roosevelt found a great gathering of people here despite the threatening weather. When Hie train arrived Sen ator Ilmry J. CogKhall was uddrring the assemblage. In addition to tiling the governor had already said he grew a trifle facetious in dealing with tyone of Mr. Bryan's statements, lie said in part: "In a speech two or three weeks no Mr. Bryan expressed great rr'seutiuent at the fact that certain people took their families to the peosliore and pretuma l! r bathed there. He said only rich pe,i.j did it. I wish h could come to (' y Island some summer and lie would tuel there tens of thousands of people whom he would not call rich, who ate enabl 'd and have been enabled during the past four years to go down to the seashore Tor a day off with their wives and tin ir little ones. Now if Mr. Bryan is e!-'tel It won't bring to the seashore one man, woman or child who does not go, but It will ke r some I nm tempted to r iy hundreds of thousands from going wh now go. That is what it will fb. It won't give any one a better chunctt." TUT;lsrEl)TVAY. Many People Tried to Hear Steven, son and Couldn't. Adrian, Mich., Oct 24. When Ad!ai E. Stevenson, Democratic candidate f ,r vice president, rose to fpeak In the opera house here today, It was pin kej to the doors and many people had been turned away unable to gain admit ta nee. Th Schools Closed tO permit the Heholiir.t b hear Mr. Stevenson and several f .irtor'e also shut down for the orea.-ion. Mr, fctevens-n spok 45 minutes and dis cussed trusts, imperialism and potto Ri'.-an tariff and the United Mates' atti tude toward the South African republics in the recent war. Wants to Bo Guardian. Cincinnati. O., Of t. 24. Mr. Chas. of Eafayette, Ind., today applied t th probate court to be appointed ifimrdian of Ms son. Mohcs Fowler, who iee'nti escaped from a sanitarium In 1'nris, France, and whose w hen al mils are t.'w unknown to his fithr. Young Fowler, who dropped hU father name, is lieir to a lare? estate, and his ha l frequently in the court to tix hi gutr Uianship. At Petitioner's Cost. Mansfield, ()., Oct. 24 Judg Campbell dismiss..-.-) the application at p' tlti"t cost in the hubeas corpvm caw of the Dowieite rie i .on, Kwl'T. Ivlditia U Kessier was not 111. mtlly deprived of liberty, but had plaoel hln.s. If la tie hands of the officers. The Jude ni i Kessier wu at liberty. Beckham Signs It. Frankfort. Ky t. :i n..vnrrf.r Beckham today apr'Vcd the non-i.-tisan election bill passed at the csna session or th legislature, whii h ad journed Monday. Potter Palmers Return. New York, Oct. 24 Among the prn gers who arrive.! on the Ke'-r Wilhelm dei' (irosxe were Mr. and Mr. Potter Palmer and Count Casniiii, tb Russian aiuiiauudui'.