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SECOND DAY'S POLLING.
CONSERVATIVES FAR AHEAD
IN BRITISH ELECTIONS.
BOBFUSEMG UNIONIBT STRENGTH TN
LOXDON AVD LANCASHIRE-LA-
BOTTHEKE GETS HACK
tCrvpyrtsht; 1««: By The New-York Tribune.]
[py <~AF.LK TO TITE TRIBUNE.]
London, Oct. 3. 6a. m.— Up to midnight 178
Unionists, 35 Liberals and 25 Irish Nationalists
had been returned to Parliament. On the day's
r-nlling the liberals gained Fix seats and the
Conservatives three, and since the election be
gan there has been a net gain for the Opposi
tion of one.
A striking feature of the contest yesterday
was the emphatic verdict given for the Govern
ment by London and the great manufacturing
centres of Manchester and Solford. The Minis
terialists almost succeeded in sweeping the
board in the two Lancashire cities, while never
before in its electoral history has London polled
such heavy majorities for the Conservative
cause. The only Liberals so far elected for the
metropolis are Burns and Lough. The former
has been a consistent opponent of the war policy
of the Government, but he has, notwithstanding.
managed to hold Battersea by 254 votes on a
heavy poll, while Lough just scraped in at West
Islington by 19.
Mr. Labouchere has again been elected for
Northampton, but his majority has been re
duced, and he would probably have been
outright but for his Liberal Imperialist col
league, who actually headed the poll and dis
placed the Unionist holder of the- second seat.
Havelock Wilson, Labor Member and pro-
Boer, has been badly beaten at lOddlesborough,
uhich now returns a Conservative for the first
dme, L N. F.
BRITISH PUBLIC APATHETIC.
ONE SIBED ELECTION CONTESTS FAIL
TO ABOUBB EXCITEMENT.
[Copyright; 1S00: By The New-York Tribune.!
[BY CABLE TO THE TBIBfN-E.]
London, Oct. 3, la. m.— The election scenes in
Fleet Street and the political clubs are chiefly
remarkable for the lack of excitement. The
second day's polling has included Battersea and
Northampton, two of the most interesting bor
ough contests, and has revealed the trend of
opinion in Lancashire and other industrial sec
tions, but the results have been received almost
listlessly in the streets and clubs. This apathy
Is due to the fact that the general result of the
""'selections Is regarded as a foregone conclusion.
Not even the most sar.gruine Liberal ha«. ex-,
pected the triumph of his party, nor hoped for
anything more than a. reduction of the Govern
ment majority. The loyal example of the colo
nies in fighting the battles of the Empire has
brought the Liberal Imperialists well to the
front on the Opposition side, and even a mate
rial reduction of the Government majority, if
it can be effected, will not involve a reversal of
the South African policy. The elections are
passing quietly because the country knows that
there will not he any break in the continuity of
the Government of the Empire.
A fresh batch of uncontested elections sent
the Government well up to the figures at the
close of the last Parliament, and polling in Gal
way Town recorded an unexpected Unionist gain
in Ireland. The successful candidate is the
eldest son of Lord Morris, formerly Lord Chief
Justice of Ireland. He ran against two Na
tionalist candidates in 1895 and was defeated,
but has now come out at the head of the poll
in a Home Rule stronghold. He is a Roman
Catholic, and his election is proof that the in
fluence of the clergy has not been thrown
against him. The Tories describe this victory
as •he first fruits of the Queen's visit to the
island, and express the hope that it may influ
ence the results of the elections in South Ty
rone and South County Dublin, where T. W.
Russell and Horace Plunkett are opposed by In
dependent Unionists. The results of the polling
for fifty-three Feats will be summarized at a
These contests are regarded as decisive in one
respect. The Liberals are defending seven and
the Unionists twenty-two seats which have been
considered doubtful. The Liberals will not have
a better chance for making gains in the borough
elfictions. Their failures will be an* indication
that the Unionists will hold their majority, and
possibly increase it. unless the county divisions
take a line of their own. The Liberals started
off with gaining Grantham as an offset to Gal
way Town, and followed up their advantage by
capturing Swansea and Gloucester; but the
Unionists increased their majorities in Bop
ton. Whltehaven and other boroughs, and
won a seat at cton-on-Tees. Mr. Balfour
led off in Lancashire with a largely increased
majority. Mr. Blrrell was defeated after a stir
ring fight, and the industrial districts generally
went .strongly Unionist.
The Cabinet makers have suspended their ac
tivities until the results of the appeal to the
country are more clearly known. There is a
generally accepted belief that Lord Lansdowne's
successor will be a member of the* Commons,
"where a good debater is required for the exposi
tion of the reform policies favored by Lord Rob
erts. This will limit the choice of a new Secre
tary of War to Mr. <'hair.bf-rl.iin and Mr. Wynd
ham. Old Tories assert that the influence of
Mr. Chamberlain has declined, and that he will
n^t be transferred to the War Office. The po
tency of that influence depends upon the result
of the appeal to the country-. It will Increase If
Parliament be strongly Unionist, for he has
forced the fighting and been the target of abuse.
It may diminish if the Unionist majority be
cut down. The most intimate friends of Mr.
Chamberlain do not know whether he wishes
the War <>in-»- His enemies assert that he will
be unwilling to play second fiddle to Lord Rob
erts, for whatsoever Is done In the way oi mili
tary reorganization will have the authority of
the Commander-in-Chlef. Mr. Chamberlain, Mr.
"Wyndham and Lord Roberts are alike convinced
that the military resource* of the colonies,
which have been heavily drawn upon in South
Africa, must not be lost sight of. but Utilised
Continued on »ev*-nlb jimk*-.
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WILHELM TO KWANO SU.
REPLY OP THE GERMAN EMPEROR TO
THE ASIATIC SOVEREIGN.
Berlin, Oct. 2.- -The following: is the text of the
Chinese Emperors message to Kmperor William
Cheating: That Your Majesty's Minister has
fallen a victim to the rising which suddenly
broke out in China without our officials being
able to prevent it. whereby our friendly rela
tions were disturbed, is deeply deplored and re
gretted. By decree we order that sacrifice bo
made on an altar for the deceased, and Chief
Secretary Kun Yang has been instructed to
pour libations on the altar. The commercial
superintendents of the northern and southern
ports have been ordered to take the needful
measures concerning the conveyance of the coffin
of the deceased. When it reaches Germany a
Beoond offering shall be made on an altar.
Germany has always maintained the friend
■ iations with China. We therefore enter
tain the hope that Your Majesty will renounce
all resentment, so that peace may be arranged
; ,s soon as possible, and that universal har
mony be rendered possible for all time. This
is our most anxious hope and our most ardent
Emperor William replied, September 30, as
To the Emperor of China: I. the German
Emperor, have received the telegram of Your
Majesty, the Emperor of China. I have ob
served with satisfaction that Your Majesty is
anxious to expiate according to the custom and
precept of your religion the shameful murder of
my Minister, which Bet at naught all civiliza
tion. Yet, as the German Emperor -and a Chris
tian, I cannot regard that abominable crime as
atoned for by a libation. Besides my murdered
Minister, there have gone before the throne of
God a large number of our brethren of Christian
faith, bishops and missionaries, women and
children, who, for the sake of their faith, which
is also mine, have died the violent death of
martyrs, and are accusers of Your Majesty.
Do the libations commanded by Your Majesty
suffice for all these innocent ones? I do not
make Your Majesty personally responsible for
the outrage against the legations, which are
-violable among all nations, nor for the
iv wrongs done so many nations and
faith?, and to the subjects of Your Majesty of
my Christian belief. But the advisers of Yotir
Majesty's throne and the officials on whose
heads rests the blood guilt, of a crime which fills
all Christian nations with horror must expiate
iheir abominable deed. When Your Majesty
brines them to the punishment they have de
served, that I will regard as an expiation which
will satisfy the nations of Christendom. If Your
Majesty will use your Imperial power for this
purpose, accepting to that end the support of
all the injured nations, I. for my part, declare
myself agreed on that point. I should also glad
ly welcome the return of Your Majesty to Pe
king. For this my General, Field Marshal yon
Waldersoe, will be instructed not only to re
ceive Your Majesty with the honors due your
rank, but he will also afford Your Majesty the
military- protection you may desire, and which
you may need against the rebels.
I also long for peace which atones for the
guilt, which makes good wrongs done, and which
offers to all foreigners in China security for
life and property, and. above all, for the free
service of their religion. WILLIAM, I. R.
GERMANS PUNISHING BOXERS.
MANY KILLED BY AN EXPEDITION UNDER
GENERAL YON HOEPFXER.
Peking, Sept. 26. — The German column, con
■ sisting of seventeen hundred men, under Gen-
I eraJ yon Hoepfner, encountered a small Boxer
j force south of the Imperial Deer Park yester
day and killed forty of the Chinese during a
flg-ht which followed. The Chinese were put to
flight and scattered. Four Germans were
The 'objeoc of toe -ro<;v*ura..rnt s»"Jt.. of the Im
perial Park was to punish the Chinese for firing
on a German patrol. General yon Hoepfner's
force, which included a battery, burned several
villages whore arms were found.
The German commander then proceeded to
Nan-Hung-Nen and dispersed a body of Boxers
outside the town. Half were armed with rifles
and the others with pikes and swords. Some
of them advanced to within twenty yards of the
German rifles, performing Boxer exercises, and
were mowed down.
Chi Hsln, a member of the Tsung-li-Yamen
and a noted anti-foreign statesman and patron
of the Boxers, has been captured in the Imperial
City by the Japanese. His fate, has not been
EXPEDITION TO PAO-TTNG-FU DELAYED.
Taku, Sept 29.— The expedition to Pao-Ticg-
Fu has been postponed, and the start will not
be made until October 6. General Gaselee and
the German general will command the Peking
and Tien-Tsin columns, respectively.
The Russians have occupied Tonpr-Bhan with
The New South Wales contingent of the Brit
ish troops will winter in Peking.
EARL LI WILL NOT GO TO PEKING.
WILL OPEN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE RUS
SIAN MINISTER AT TIEN-TSIN.
Tien-Tsin, Sept. 29.— L1 Hung Chang has aban
doned his decision to proceed to Peking, and
will, it is announced, begin negotiations with
the Russian Minister to China, M. De Gif>rs.
upon the latter*s arrival at Tien-Tsin.
Genera] Chaff.cc has designated the 9th In
fantry, the fid Squadron of the tith Cavalry
and Battery F to remain at Peking. He esti
i ates that it will take a month CO get the
American troops out of China.
RUSSIAN NAVAL ESTIMATES.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 2. — According to semi
offlclal statements, the Russian na.vnl estimates
for 1901 form a total of 97,097,666 rubles, an in
crease of upward of 10,000,IW» rubles over those
for ih^ currr-nt year.
Th* ordinary expenditure swallows 60.000.000
of whi<b 16,000,000 is Intended to
hen the fleet, 3,000,000 for harbor work
at Libau, 2,000,000 to be expended at Vladi
vostok, and 3,000,000 at Port Arthur.
FRANCE'S MIDDLE COURSE.
M. DBLrCABBE'S VIEWS ON THE POLICY T< >
BE PURSUED IN CHINA.
Paris, Oct. 2.— An official of the French For
to-day. formally confirmed the ac
curacy of the details of France's note to m»
Powers on the Chinese question, as telegraphed
fi^rii Vienna. The official, asked as to the causrs
actuating thf French Minister of Foreign Affairs
(M. Delcasse) in issuing the note. hh\<l.
If. Delcaase' has been contemplating tins ac
tion for a number of days. Prance wants peace
;tnd desires H expeditiously. The Minister Is,
therefore, anxious to find a middle course be-
Bund Germany which will meet
with th.- approval of all. There is no foundation
for th<- statement thai an effort Is making to
Continental accord to the detrimeni of
England or th.- United States. We arc unable
to understand exactly the course the United
Intend! to i.ursu--, whether she will act
entirely b< parate under all conditions, or >••
*he will negotiate In concert with the other
Powers In case they reach an agreement sati?
factory to her.
The Vienna correspondent of "The London Morn
ing Post" yesterday telegraphed his paper ns fol
The Austro-Hungarian Foreign Office has re
ceived a circular note which France has addressed
to the Powers, in which she agreestaa to tb«m«
cssity of obtaining satisfaction for i he anti-fore g n
attack, but bUggeHU that the Ministers in J '«k hit
should immediately begin negotiations on the other
a Th.V < n"ot f . ri a lso Spr"P"B^S pr"P"B^ the permanent prohibition
of ihe imr-oit o£arm« and ammunition Into «. hlna.
t wi?KofiliP fortifications between faking and
the «ea «nd the . maint*nan<* of Legation guards.
NEW- YORK, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1900.-FOXTRTEEN PAGES.^^BBSWSU-.
CORPORATION COUNSEL JOTTN WHAT/ETM.
As announced in The Tribune yesterday. Justion
Edward Patterson, of the Appellate Division of ihe
Supreme Court, will not be renomlnated this year.
He has talked the matter over with Richard Croker
Hrd decided to wait until next year for a nomina
tion. John Whalen, Corporation Counsel. Is to be
named in his place.
There is no one who has ho ftr closer to Croker
since the tatter's return from Europe than Whalen.
and while he could hnve. been nominated last year
POWERS NEAR AGREEMENT.
PROSPECT OF A PEACEFUL SETTLE
MENT IN CHINA MUCH BRIGHTER.
Washington, Oct. 2. — Favorable news has
reached Washington from the; European chan
celleries indicating that a complete agreement
as to China is within slgnt. The agreement will
be on the basis of the propositions iaid down by
Secretary Hay in his note of July 3 and the
later notes treating of that subject. The ac
cord of Russia with the United States is more
complete than was expected at first, and the re
ports show that all the European nations prob
ably are placing themselves in a position to
take advantage of the opening made by the
United States, and soon will be ready to beeiin
negotiations for a settlement with the Chinese
Government. Russia has already given notice
of such a purpose, and, while the text of the
French note on this subject has not reached the
State Department, the officials are satisfied that
France, like Russia, is ready to negotiate at
As for Germany, either the position of that
Government has been misunderstood or it has
changed its attitude. Possibly the former is the
case, but it is certain from the advice? which
reached Washington to-day that the German
Government, on careful inspection of the plans
for a settlement proposed by the United States,
finds In them nothing inconsistent with the Ger
man views. Therefore it may be expected that
Germany also will be prepared soon to Join in
this common movement toward a settlement.
Altogether, the prospects of an adjustment of
the Chinese difficulty without resort to formal
war are muoh brighter than they were a week
The news developments of the day were few.
being confined to a cable dispatch from Mr.
Conger 'innev.ncinsr th* i>partur« of the Russissi
Minister and his suite from Peking, and an
authentication by Minister W-j of the edict'pro
viding 1 for the punisament of Tuan and the
other guilty princes. The following official
statement is made as to Minister Wu's dispatch:
A cable dispatch received from Director-Gen
eral Sheng, at Shanghai, states that by Imperial
edict issued on September 25, Prince Chwang,
Prince Yin, Secondary Princes Tsai Lien and
Tsai Ying, are deprived of all their respective
ranks and offices; that Prince Tuan Is deprived
of office and is handed over to the Imperial Clan
Court, which sl.ali consult and decide upon a
severe penalty, ana his salary is to be stopped;
that Duke Tsai Lan and the president of the
censorate, Ting Nien, are handed over to the
said Board, who shall consult and decide upon a
severe penalty, and that Kang Yl, Assistant
Grand Secretary and president of the Civil
Board, and Chao Shu Chiao. president of the
Board of Punishment, are handed over to the
Board of Censors, who shall consult and decide
upon a penalty.
Minister Wu's information arpears to put at
rest all question as to the fall of the reactionary
element headed by Prince Tuan. and including
the president of the Censorate and of the Board
of Punishment. It shows, moreover, that the
punishment of Tuan is more severe than here
tofore reported, as he is removed from office, a
fact not stated In the previous dispatches. The
Clan Court is directed also to decide on a "se
vere penalty" in addition to tho I<>f.=; of office,
salary ani servants.
FRENCH PUNITIVE EXPEDITION.
DISORDER SUPPRESSKD AIiONO THE WEST
RTVER BY A GUNROAT.
Paris. Oet 2.— The French Consul at Canton.
under date of October 1. cabled that the gun
bna: Avalanche, with the French Vice-Consul
on board, had just returned to Canton after co
op-rating with the Chinese forces in repressing
the troubles in the disturbed districts of the
Stiver. A certain number of the guilty
underwent capital punishment. The material
losses were very heavy, but there was no loss
PASTOR KILLED BY TRAfX.
HAD JUST BEEN ORDAINED PASTOR OF
DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH.
Paterson, N. J.. Oct. 2 (Special).-The Rev.
George Luckenblll. pastor of the Dutch Re
formed Church of Glen Rock. N. J.. was hit
and mortally injured by a westbound Erie
train to-night at Ferndale. four miles west of
this city. The clergyman had accompanied the
Rev i: W. Thompson, pastor of the Broadway
Reformed Church, of this city, to the Ferndale
station after they had attended a church con
ference at the Glen Rock church. Mr. Thomp
son ... on his train, which was drawing out
of the station, when the westbound train
Mr. Luckcnbill was crossing '.he track behind
the outgoing train, when the westbound train
caught and tossed him in the air. Dr. room at
tended to the injured man until the next east
hound train arrived, which brought him to this
( lt" \t the General Hospital it was learned
that the clergyman was Internally »J» rP ' * 1
is also thought his back Was broker.: His head.
bands and buly were cut and bruised. , The
clergyman died a few minutes aftei being taKen
to the hospital, He was about thirty-five year,
of age It was at a meeting of the Clasais tn
davthat the Rev. Mr. Luckenbill was ordained
as pastor of the church.
.4 FUGITIVE TURKISH GESERAL.
Par!- Oft 2.-~rjeneral Osman Pacha, •■ n- ■- r*ln
tlW Of 'he deceased Osman Pacha. The hero of
PtevnV; arrived to-day at MarsHilM from Con-
Btantir.opl.-. whence he fled owing to the Sultan s
Sll «plolons that he was ensued in a conspiracy.
in Paris. <_ p
ATI'.N~AN!. information !:rrK^ r
of the N>" Tori. Central «t 1216 Broa«ljvny. <•""&
H.W Y«* Ce*«al
JTTSTTCE EDWARD PATTERSON
CPhoto by Pach.)
for the Supreme Court, it Is said he preferred to
wait until this year, so that he could see the Rapid
Transit project well under way. Mr. Whalen's suc
cessor as Corporation Counsel has not yet been
decided upon. Justice Dugro and Mr. Whalen will
b« the nominees for the Supreme Court on the Tam
many ticket this year. Next year three Justices
of the Supreme Court are to be named, and it is
said that Justice Patterson will be one of the
BELIEVES RESULT SURE.
MR. MAXLEY GIVES OUT AX OFFICIAL
•STATEMENT, CLAIMING 266 ELEC
TORAL. VOTES FOR M*KTXLEY.
Joseph H. Man ley's forecast of the electoral
j Mc.Klnley ................. 2««
j Hryan . .. !* It! 112
! Doubtful 1. 1 ..... GO
I \ci'p»Hflrj- to choice*. 324
| Joseph H. Manley, of the Republican National
j Committee, last night said that the Republican
j National Committee was confident that McKin
j ley and Roosevelt would be elected, and for the
; first time gave out an official forecast of the
; way the vote will stand on the morning of
I November 7, the day after election. Mr. Man-
I ley's forecast is as follows:
|,, . McKlnley. Bryan. nil.
} Alabama _ ft _
I Arkansas — a
California » _ __
I Colorado _ _ . 4
j Connecticut 6
1 Delaware 3
Florida _ 4 _
Georgia — 13 _
Idaho „ 3
Indiana — . _ 1,%
lowa 18 _ _
Kentucky — — 13
; Louisiana — 8
i Maine « _ _
Maryland 8 _ _
Massachusetts 15 — —
Michigan 14 — —
Minnesota 9 — —
Mississippi — S —
Missouri — — IT
Montana — — 3
New-Hampshire 4 — —
New- Jersey in — —
New-York 36 — —
; Nevada — — . . a
Nebraska — — ' 8
: North Carolina — 11 —
North Dakota 3 . — —
Ohio 23 — —
Oregon . 4 — —
Pennsylvania .. 82 — —
Rh- v (flan-1 4 — —
. Sou* -."S* <<>:.» '.:...".... 4- — — ■
South Carolina — • —
• Term <-«?«><» — 13 —
i Texas — 18 —
TTtah — — 8
Vermont — — —
Vermont 4 — —
Virginia - — 12 —
I ■Washington 4 — —
; Weil Virginia • * — — -
Wisconsin 12 — — '
Wyoming 3 — —
Totals 2«« 112 «»
"The Republican Committee have been very
careful in estimating the result of the election
on November 6," said Mr. Manley to the news
paper men. "They have desired to avoid mis
leading the public In any way. They have been
criticised somewhat severely for claiming so per
sistently that there was an overconfldence on
the part of the Republicans, which should be
guarded against. This claim was, however, well
founded at the time. Lately the outlook has
materially changed. They have, however,
watched the situation with the utmost care.
They have had every State carefully canvassed
and polled. They know the condition thorough
ly in every section. They feel absolutely confi
dent now as to the result. They know now that
It will be impossible to defeat the re-election of
■ President McKinley. They are equally positive
\ that he will receive a larger number of electoral
i votes than he received four years ago. Ken
\ tucky they firmly believe will go Republican,
j but they know full well that the chances are
i that the Republicans in that State will be count
ied out In Nebraska, the Republicans are con
1 fident of carrying the State, and the information
1 received during the last few days would almost
! justify placing this State In the sure Republi
! can column. The committee, desiring to be
i careful and conservative in any statement they
■ give to the public, assert that the Republicans
i will carry States insuring McKinley 266 votes.
The fight in Indiana will be closer than in any
of the other States, but with the thorough or-
I ganization which the Republicans have in that
State and with a popular State ticket, the
! chances are very largely that these votes will
I be found in the McKinley column, which would
' give 2SI electoral votes for McKinley and Roose-
V6 "A determined and persistent contest will be
made from now on to place Colorado. Idaho.
Kentucky, Nebraska and Utah firmly in the
Republican column, with their thirty-one votes.
The committee feel confident that this can be
done, and they are working with a fixed pur
pose to see to it that McKinley and Roosevelt
receive 312 electoral votes, as against 2*l votes
1 received four years ago."
In commenting further on the forecast, Mr.
Manley said with reference to Indiana that he
did not feel like placing that State in the doubt
i ful column.
• DUEL OF RAILROAD if EN.
EX-GOVERNOR LOWRT'S NEPHEW AND SEC
TION BOSS WOUND EACH OTHER
Tusealoosa, Ala.. Oct. 2.-Rodney Lowry.
nephew of ex-governor Lowry of Mississippi,
fought a duel this morning it Moundsville. Ala..
fifteen miles from here, with W. H. White, a
Bectlon foreman. Both. #> is believed, are
fatally wounded. Lowry is the agent for the
railroad company at Moundsville. This morning
he had some words with White over the moving
of a car of cottonseed. White, it is alleged.
threatened Lowry. and Lowry procured a pistol
from his office. White was already armed, and
as Lowry turned to the platform the men
bepan shooting at each other, advancing as
Lowry was shot four times. In the leg, right
side, right forearm and chest. Each man fired
five times, but Lnwry> last ball was the only
one that struck White. This last shot was
fired within five feet of him. and struck White
in the abdomen. Lowry. with his right fore
krmshot, then clubbed White into insensibility
with the butt end of his pistol. ' White has a
wife and three children: L.»wry is thirty-three
years old and single Poth men are in a critical
at M>riS WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE BY THE
I^aies New Tork (West 2Srd Street) daily at 0.53
A. M.— Advt.
HEAR BRYAN OR BE CLUBBED.
CBOKER UNEARTHS A HEINOUS PLOT
AXI> PLANS TO NIP IT IN THE BUP.
Tammany Hall Is going to make William J.
Bryan feel at home In this town, no matter who
Is hurt. The Tiger is preparing to make a din
and a racket that will make the Nebraska
statesman think that everybody south of the
Harlem River Is for him. Tammany hopes to
make the night of October lfi. when Bryan
speaks in Madison Square Garden, a memorable
one. and Tammany Is going to handle roughly
any one who does not fall In with Tammany's
Richard Croker unearthed a deep, dark and j
deadly plot yesterday. This was aimed at the !
enthusiasm and success of the Madison Square !
Garden meeting. The moment Mr. Croker dis
covered this dastardly scheme he started out to
circumvent it. It was revealed by a treacherous
Republican in the XlVth Assembly District.
He laid bare all the details of this heinous plan,
and In return Croker Is going 1 to have him ap- j
pointed a detective to Investigate and report If j
there are gambling houses open In New-York j
Now, this Is the plot: The Republicans are |
going to send one thousand men to the mass ]
meeting in Madison Square Garden. When Will- j
lam J. Bryan spoke in Madison Square Garden |
in 1806 several thousand persons went to the
Garden out of curiosity to see him. When he ,
arose to speak, their curiosity being satisfied,
they began to file out of the hall. By the time
he was half through his speech the hall was j
well thinned out. Bryan's prestige and his cam- I
paign in the East suffered from this proceeding. ;
Now the Democrats charge that the Republicans I
will send these one thousand men to the Gar- !
den to wait until Bryan starts speaking. Then j
they are to get up and stamp out. This. It is j
believed, will cause a commotion and disorder ;
and hurt Bryan's chances, as it will be reported |
all over the State that as soon as he began to |
talk the audience began to walk.
Mr. Croker is equal to the emergency, how
ever, and last night, after a talk with his lieu
tenants, he adopted a plan to circumvent this
"fell design." It was decided to have three
hundred and fifty faithful Tammany policemen,
with trusty Tammany night sticks, in the Gar
den that night. Any one trying to get out will :
promptly be clubbed into submission and forced
to sit. out. the. Bryan ordeal. The punishment,
aside from the clubbing, even Mr. Croker ad
mits, will be awful, but it will take heroic meas
ures to make this meeting a success, and Mr.
Croker is going to do so If he has to club three
thousand persons into submission.
This is printed simply as a warning to those
foolish people who might out of curiosity go to
the Garden to see Bryan, not knowing what ter
rible fate is in store for them once they get in
side and into the hands of the police.
■With this terrible plot checkmated, Croker and
his members of the Ratification Meeting Com
mittee met at Tammany Hall last night to com
plete plans for the Bryan outbreak. It was de
cided that each Assembly district should furnish
one thousand men. These cannot all get into the
Garden, but those who cannot are to attend the
outdoor meetings, or the overflow meetings at
Tammany Hall and Cooper Union and shout.
Mr. Bryan will be escorted to the Garden by a
squad of police and members of the Reception
Committee in carriages. The doors of th* Gar
den will be thrown open at 5:30, and speaking
wtJJ begin at 7:30 Th»re will be a fine display
of fireworks from the roof and tower of Madi
son Square Garden, with a dozen searchlights In
operation. Fireworks and red fire will mar«
Bryan's Journey to Madison Square Garden, and
from there to Cooper Union and Tammany Hall,
where he will also speak the same evening.
Mr. Bryan will talk from a platform on the
Twenty-seventh-st. side of the Garden. Behind
him. In two sections, a number of arena ribses
and three hundred and fifty seats, will be the
vice-presidents, invited guests and other nota
After the meeting of the Ratification Commit
tee last night. Mr. Croker gave out the follow
ing statfmpnt about the meetings to b*» held:
There will be four large meetings the night of
October lo". The largest meeting, of course, will
be in Madison Square Garden. The other three
will be at Tammany Hall. Cooper Union and
an outdoor meeting at Madison-aye. and Twen
ty-fourth-st Mr. Bryan will speak at Madison
Square Garden about 7:30 o'clock. Other speak
ers will be Adlai E. Stev-nson. W. Bourke Cock
ran, Webster Davis, John B. Stanchfield and
William F. Mackey. Edwird M. Shepard will
preside. There will be a military band, and the
Garden will be decorated with bunting, flags,
pictures of the candidates, and every one as he
enters will be given a small American flag.
From there Mr. Bryan will go directly to the
open air meeting at Madison-aye. and Twenty
fourth-st. John W. Keller will preside at this
meeting, and there will be half a dozen spt ik
ers. Mr. Bryan speaks here about 8:30 o'elooVc.
From this meeting he will be escorted down
Fourth-aye. amid a blaze of red flre and fire
works to Tammany Hall, where he speaka at
015 o'clock. Other speakers at Tammany Hall
will be Senator Grady. Elliot Danforth. Judge
Charles N. Bulger, of Oswago, and Augustus
Thomas. Then more fireworks and bandplaylng
and red fire as Mr. Bryan makes his way to
Cooper Union, where he will arrive and speak
at 1O o'clock. There will be other speakers at
this meeting, including John B. Stanehneld.
William F. Mackey and John De Witt Warner.
XO RACE rnXFUCT IN SOUTH CAMOUNA.
NROROES OF GEORGETOWN nvHRATRP BY
MTLITTA— OP OUTBREAK.
Columbia, S. C Oct. 2 (Speclal).-Twenty ring
leaders, including three women, were arrested In
Georgetown th:B afternoon after the. visiting mili
tary, headed by three companies of local cavalry
and with the two pieces of light artillery, had
paraded through the town, crossing the negro
quarter several time* There was no trouble in
effecting the arrests. Three companies of Infantry
■want away this afternoon, but the others will re
main until to-morrow. The hundreds of negroes
who swarmed In from tne country, armed with
everything from rice hooks to rifles, had returned
to their homes. The greatest tumult was made by
women from the rice fields, who. with hoes and
rice hooka, urged the men to rashness and could
not be frightened or subdued. They yelled to their
men to kill "de dam bukrs men; we will tend to
de bukra 'oman and chillun." It has been twenty
years since the danger of a serious riot has been
The cause of the, trouble has Just been learned.
Saturday afternoon J. C Scurry, a white deputy.
went to collect delinquent taxes from • negro
barber. John Brownfleld. A fight ensued In which
Scurry's pistol dropped. Th© negro grabbed It and
shot Scurry five times. Brownfleld was arrested.
The negroes heard that the white people would
ring the fire bell to get the negroes to assemble in
another part of the town, and then the whites
would rush to the Jail and lynch Brownfleld. The
negroes rang the bell themselves, and a thousand
of them dashed to the Jail with rifle, and pistols
to protect the prisoner and remained all night. The
whites Intended no violence to the prisoner, and
Tearing &• negroes would be led Into an aggressive
outbreak, they asked for the militia.
TO BRIDGE tSe FT. LAXTREXCE AT QUEBEC
Quebec, Oct. Z.-In the presence of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and one. thousand invited guests the corner
stone was laid to-day of the new Quebec Bridge
_ the St. Lawrence River. This bridge will have
211 «nan that will a* the biggest In the world.
I? wllfSst !?«».«». and is to be finished in 1904.
HE DINES WELL
Who takes his meals In the dining ears of the Penn
sylvania Railroad trains to Chicago and St. Louis.
PRICE THREE CENTS,
MINKRS HEAR MITCHELL
BIG LABOR DEMONSTRATION
THE MINE WORKERS* PRESIDENT WILL
CALL A CONVENTION TO VOTE ON
THE QUESTION OF RE
TURNING TO WORK.
Wllkesbarre. Perm.. Oct The parade and
mass meeting of the striking miners la ?hts city
to-day formed the greatest labor demonstration
ever seen in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The
weather was favorable for a large turnout. The
sun shone brightly all day. and It was more like
June than October. Early In th.» morning the
steam and electric roads began bringing people
Into the city, and many thousands came on toot
from towns near by. The buildings along the
rout» of the parade were decorated with flags
and bunting, and the city presented a holiday
appearance. President Mitchell and his party
arrived from Hazleton shortly after .l o'clock,
and were met at the station br ■ large ant?
enthusiastic crowd. The visitors -rere cheered
and were then driven to a hotel.
The parade, headed by President Mitchell
and the ofijeers of the National Executive
Board, started a little after 2 o"clock. mid it
required an hour and twenty minutes to para
a given point. It Is estimated that fully fifteen
thousand men and breaker boys were In lme. "
Most of the paraders were stalwart men. As a
rule they were well dressed, and some of them
might have been taken for prosperous farmers.
They did not march with precision, but were a
dense mass of humanity. They walked six.
five and four abreast. The music was fur
nished by about forty brass bands and drum
THE BANNERS IN THE LINE.
Many banners and transparencies were car
ried by the men. Among- the- most noticeable
"We want our dinner palls filled with substan
tial food, not coal barons* taffy."
"We are fighting a cause that is just and
'Stand by President Mitchell and the union.*
"Our union must be recognised."
"We will no longer be slaves."
"Two thousand two hundr-d and forty pounds '
for a ton."
"We want two weeks' pay."
The breaker boys carried banners which read:
'We need schooling, but must work."
"Save us from the whims of the Sheriff and
"Down with oppression. We will stand by
The parade passed through the principal
streets of the city, and thousands of people lined
the sidewalks. Her° and there an enthusiastic
admirer of President Mitcnell would break
through the lines and insist on shaking hands
with him. The men from Pittston had a float
with four men representing 'coal barons." They
were drinking what purported to be champagne
Directly following was a float wjth. miners din
ing on bread and water A stretcher was car
ried containing a dummy representing a miner
who had Just lost his life in a colliery.
President Mitchell reviewed the parade on the
river common. He was generously applauded
by the marchers. Business was suspended in
the city all the afternoon. The superintendents
of the coal companies and their clerk 9 viewed
the parade from their office buildings. One coal
man said it was a creditable demonstration.
PRESIDENT MITCHELLS PPKECH.
It was after 4 o'clock wh^n the last of the
paraders passed President Mitchell. Then he
and his colleagues were driven to West Side
Park, where a hlg mass meeting was held- F<>r
several hours a crowd ha-i been gathering, and
it was estimated that nearly twenty thousand
persons were massed in front of the stand when
Mr. Mitchell began to speak. The reception he
had from the crowd was enthusiastic. His ad
dress was in part as follows:
The greatest strike In the history of the world is
drawing: to a close. Already the great coal car
rying railroads have agreed to increase your wages
10 per cent, which is a great victory In itself. True.
It does not satisfy us, but the time Is not far dis
tant when the anthracite coal miners will recelva
as much for their labor as any other class of work
men In the world.
In this struggle do not place absolute faith In
John Mitchell or any other one man. Put your
faith in the organization. Work hard for its pros
perity, for the stronger it is the better you are
armed for the struggle in which you now are en
faged. This strike shall not be declared off by me.
t shall not be ended until a convention cf anthra
cite miners shall so decide. Every union and every
colliery will be asked to send one or more delegates
to a convention to determine the question for
themselves. Tour Interests are greater than mine.
I shall not decide the question of your ?<>lng back
to work. You must vote on that yourselves. I will
not pretend to determine your fate or that of th»
five hundred thousand who are directly affected by
URGING STRIKERS TO STAND FIRM.
Mr. Mitchell then briefly reviewed the stnjg
gles of the miners in the last forty years, and
said that the miners cannot expect to have all
the evils which have been heaped upon them
during the last half century of unorganized labor
righted at once. Continuing, ha said:
■ I firmly believe that victory will be achieved by
the men standing together. Do not let one of you
move until all move. If you stand together we will
achieve a greater victory than was ever attained
by labor In the anthracite coal region. If nothing
else is achieved than the taking of the young boys
who to-day yelled as I passed them in the parade
that "Mitchell is all right!" out of the breakers and
placing them In the schools, the future will show
that Mitchell was all right. I am firmly of the be
lief that the mothers of the breaker hoys nightly
pray to the Ruler of the Universe to decide in fa
vor of the men. so that their boys can go to the
A°mlner should receive for his wages as much as
any man on earth. so that he himself can build
a home on the present tumbling ruins of his hovel
built by the companies and so that he can afford
to allow his children to have the advantages of the
college too Through the efforts of the United
Mine Workers we can secure justice for all. we
want to stand together, and I hope that not one
m in will desert the rank* of the. union, and that
not one man will go hack to the mines until the
victory Is complete.
The National president was followed by Fred
eric PUcher. of Ohio; Benjamin James, of
Pennsylvania, both members of the Executtv*
Board, and •Mother" Mary Jones. After th#
meeting President Mitchell was driven through
cheering crowds to his hotel, where h# will re
main until 8 o'clock to-morrow morning, when
he will return to Hazletn.
THE SPEECH A DISAPPOINTMENT
President Mitchell's address. »n far as outlin
ing any future move on the part of the labor
leaders Is concerned, was a disappointment. He
Intimated strongly last night that he would de
fine the position of the union to-day on the 10
per cent concession. His failure to do so has
caused the impression that he Is still undecided
as to what should be done, and is probably watt
ing for local unions to take som» kind of action
On the other band, some people In close touch
with the situation believ that Mr. Mitchell
knows exactly what he is damg. They argue
that his telling the men that they can settle the
10 per cent increase question by holding a con
vention was a broad bint to the local leaders to
carry «">ut the suggestion Mr Mitchell had no
No visitor to New York' can afford to mls« Hud
son River Day Lin* one day excursion; m *—