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FtraUils Fato of Royalty, The Story of a Remarkable Gatvoyant Mtxt Sunday's Republic. .... THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. I. A Four-Page Comic Section. Ntxt Sunday's Republic .... ST. LOUIS, MO., MONDAY, OCTOBEE 22. 11)00. In M. I.eeuls, One Cent. y NINETY-THIRD .YEAR. 1-ttICIi. J imtlu -t. Oil Trains, . lamls. Tnie Otili. Three lentie. DEMOCRATIC MANAGERS GAIN CONFIDENCE DAILY. AnEMPTS AT COERCION LED TO RIOT AMONG WORKINGMEN. B wjho I fj Vili?: I V Two Thousand Employes of Chicago Lumber Companies Re sented Being Taken to Hear Republican Orators Fight Resulted When Men Were Not Allowed to Leave. repuhuc srECf ak. Chicago, III.. Oct, 21. Nearlv 2. men en gaged In a fierce battle late Saturday after noon as the result of an attempt by bis lumber Arm"? or Chicago to force their em ployes to attend a Republican meeting. Men -were knocked down right and left and clubs and rocks were wielded with tell ing effect on both tides. Before the arrival of several wagon loads of police officers, who dispersed the crowd, fully fifty of the participants in the fight had been Injured, many of them severely. At 3 o'clock all the Iumlor yard south or Twenty-second street and on Blue Island avenue, between Iomh and Kobey streets, stopped work and all the men employed In tho yards received orders from their fore men and superintendents to "fall In." They did so, and were marched to Ulue Island avenue and Kobey street. At this corner a number of Republican campaign spellbinders were In waiting, and as soon ai the lumbermen, numbering nearly 2,ou0. arrived the Republican speaker began tell ing them of the great prosperltv of this country resulting from th McKInley- ad ministration and of the full dinner pall of the workmen, which would Iv emptv lr Mc Klnley and Ilanna had not made the coun try prosperous. However, all of the involuntary listeners did not believe In the Republican' claim" of prosperity and full dinner palls, and their protests against being forced to llten to tho speeches were many and loud. Attempted to l.psif. Many attempted to leave the crowd, but Oil such attempts were thwarted by their bosses, who were scattered through the crowd and threatened to discharge every man attempting to leave. The lumbermen claim that one superintendent wa- pre-ent with about 250 men who stood ready to force tho men to listen to the speeches. WILL MRS. BRYAN OR MRS. ROOSEVELT WIN? Daughters of the Revolution Will Make the One President Whote -. Husband Is Elected. REFUOLTC PPEClAli. Wasnlngton. Oct. 21. The presidential election may decide who Is to be the next President General of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It has been decided by many of the lead ing members to ask either Mrs. Roosevert or Mr?. Bryan to fill this honorable position. Neither of these ladles is at present a mem ber of the association, but both are eligible. Ono of the Hoard of Managers to-day made the statement that within the last w-ce; papers have been made out for the admission of both these ladies to the ranks of tho" daughters. If McKInley and Roosevelt are elected, then the choice will fall upon Mrs. Roose velt: If the Democrats win, then the honor will be conferred upon Mrs. liryan. The election will not take place until next February, but already the warmth exhib ited In the contest Is burprlslng. Mrs. Daniel Manning's second term expires at that time. Mri Manning has been criticised by some of the daughters as being too mucTi 'of an . aristocrat. One member of the board Is a Clerk In the Pension Office; another, al though of aristocratic lineage, runs a boarding-house. Mrs. Manning neglected her so cial duties in so much that she did not ex tend her courtesy to the point of calling on these ladies. This criticism of Mrs. Man ning will probably stand In the way of her election for a third time. If either Mrs. Roosevelt or Mrs. liryan should fall of election, then Mrs. Donald McLean only comes In for third choice. The society much prefers to have as president one of the first-mentioned ladles, as they ccrslder the position a national one. Previously, when Mrs. Stevenson was trado President General, she was only ad mitted to membership ono month before the elecUon took place. Mrs. McLean has many warm friends who are making a canvass In her Interest, and the result of the next convention Is looked for with Interest by outsiders as well as by the daughters themselves. MUTINY ON A SHIP. Turbulent Dockmen "Were Subdued by Officers. itnpL'nt.ic spnciAU New York. Oct. 21. There was mutiny, full-fledged mutiny, with tho old-time ac companiment of excited rushes by the men, huddling together and pushing forward their leaders; of cool resistance by a hand ful of determined ofticers, rallying about their captain and each gripping a revolver: of frightened passengers, roused from their bertha by the sound of pistol shots, crowd ing foolishly forward Into danger and finally of the subjection and arrest of the thirty-two mutineers In the City of Lowe'l, plying between New London and New York, this morning. Policemen of the steamboat squad hauled tho thirty-two in patrol wagons from Pier SB, North River, to Jefferson Market Court and marclrcd them In front of Magistrate Mott when the morning's court work was Just disposed of. Boatswain Boardman-told the story and the brawny thirty-two looked sheepishly guilty. MORE IMPERIAL REVERSES. "Triad" Army Reported to Re Pre paring to Attack China. London, Oct- 21 "Official Chinese dis patches." says the Shanghai correspondent of the Standard, wiring yesterday, "admit that the Imperial troops have sustained de feats In the Province of Kwang-Tung. All the Chinese Generals In Kwang-Tung and Kwang-Sl are begging for re-enforcements. "Tho leaders of the Vegetar!ans," the se cret society whose members last July mur dered the missionaries at Chu-Chou, have been captured and taken to Hang-Chau for punishment. "It Is reported that a 'triad' army Is pre paring to attack Canton." WILL BE BURIED TO-MORROW. Funeral of Charles Dudley Warner to Be Held at Hartford. Hart'ord, Conn., Oct. 21. The funeral of Chsu!' ' Dudley Warner, who died suddenly Saturday, will take place Tuesday after noon at S o'clock, at the Asylum Hill Con gregational Church. Notwithstanding thtir position were at stake, mail of the men would not Mibmtt to being forced to listen to what they did not want to hear, and after the 'peaking had begun several of them shouted for llrjan and Democracy and against McKIn Iey. trusts and Imperial Ism. Arcordlng to the statements of witnesses, every time any one shunted for 15ran he was Instantly knocked to the ground by guards scattered throughout the crowd. After about twenty -live men had been krecked elottn beoau-e they opposed what the speakers were saving the free tight started. I.liir.I I i f.ir llnltlr. The independent liiinbermen lined up on one side, while the guards, who were there to force them to submit, augmented by the Republicans from the lumber yards, were on the other. Tor fifteen minutes the battle rased, and there were few men who were not knocked down, kicked and beaten during this time. The struggle attracted a large croud, Sev eral patrol wagons tilled with police of ficers were dispatched to the scene of con flict. When they made their appearance the Republican forces cease-il their attack on the lumbermen who refused to be coerced and the crowd dispersed. The meeting was not held and many Republicans who are employed In the lumber yards announced after the trouble was ended that they would now ote for Bryan. The employes of one of the larget firms In the district said that they had been forced to sign a petition promising to march in the Republican parade next week, and that they had been threatened with imme diate discharge It they did not promise to ote for McKInley. It was al-o said that several men refused to make such promises and were discharged. edward j. cornish arraigns Mckinley. Delegate to National Convention Explains Why He Is Not on the Stump. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Omaha, Neb., Oct. 21. Edward J. Cornish, for the first time In his political life, is not stumping for tho Republican party. Mr. Cornish Is a, brilliant attorney, a warhorse of tho Republican party and was delegate from the Omaha district to the Republican National ConvenUon. A local fusion paper called on him editorially to explain his silence, lie responded to-day by an open letter of 3.000 words, containing a. bitter ar ralcnment of McKInley 's policies. .Jie says In part: "All these policies tend to confirm the statement that not only In the United States but throughout the world there Is a reaction against democratic institutions. The ransacking of history to discover the frailties and shortcomings. Inconsistencies and cruelties of our past eminent men over which oblivion ha.s cast Its charitable mantle and magnifying them Into prece dents to override the Declaration of In dependence and burning words of free dom In which alone our fathers have lived In the hearts of every schoolboy Illustrates our growing lack of reverence." Again he says: "To encourage the brown rices of the earth to attain and preserve free Institu tions of their own Is the greatest boon that can be given them. To do this is the light and easy white man's burden. It only be comes heavy when Incumbered by selfish ness." Am to tho race question, he says: "Under the decision of tne Supreme Court of the United States, no vote of a citizen of Ne braska can directly afreet the status of the black man In North Carolina. The moral Influence of the citizen of Nebraska, how ever, will be most potent In North Caro lina, provided he does not convict himself of hypocrisy by approving the North Caro lina practice in the treatment of the people whose political statu;) Is influenced by his vote. "The best taskmaster never transformed a slavo into a nobleman. The highest type of citizen cannot be developed unless each citi zen feels that he Is sovereign as well as subject, the governor us well as governed, responsible for the making and enforce ment of laws as well as amenable to their punishments. Such a citizen, developed and preserved by equal laws. Is the rock upon which alone we can bas- our hopes of im munity from excessive power In the hands of a few, or anurchy or communism on the part of the mob." HANNA IS FRIGHTENED. Will Send All Available Speakers to New York at Once. nni'l'BLIC SPECIAL. Chicago, III.. Oct 21. Within six hours after his return to-day from his six das' tour in the West. Senator Hanna had al tered the Republican plan of campaign in a way that confessed his fears for New York. At i conference with Henry C. Payne, chairman of the National Executive Com mittee; Perr S. Heath, secretary of the committee: National Committeemen Stew art of Illinois and Kerens of Missouri, it was decided to call in all the chief Repub lican speakers who are In the West and to send them at once to New York to offset the Influence of Mr. Bryan's wonderful campaign in that State. The reports of the perilous condition of the Republicans In New York had been accumulating day by clay since Tuesday, when Mr. Bryan reached New York City. Their alarm culminated Saturday, when, after a scries of immense meetings, Mr. Bryan announced that he would stay in the Kmplre State until October 29. Telegrams by the dozen were sent to Chi cago by the frightened Republican lead ers. "Help or we perish." was the gist of the appeals, and their urgency caused Sen ator Hanna to take prompt action. SITUATION GROWING CRITICAL Geneial Anti-Foreign Outbreak in Southern China Is Feared. Manila, Oct. 2L Mr. R. Wlldnsaii, United States Consul General at Hong-Kong, who Is now in Manila, says the expectation of a general anti-foreign outbreak in Southern China, notably in Canton, is growing dally, and that cablegrams received by him last week record an increasing uneasiness in Hong-Kong. A troop of the Sixth United States Cav alry and a contingent of marines from the United States battleship Indiana have ar rived here from China UNCLE REUBEN SAM "Say, Mister, I can PARTY LEADERS RESTED AFTER A BUSY WEEK. Mr. Bryan Missed His Train and Thereby Disappointed West Virgin ians. RKPl'llMC SPECIAL. Pittsburg. Ot. 21. William J. Rran is racing down the Ohio River Into Went Vir ginia, agairst time. He Is traveling to Huntington in a roundabout way and will miss his mcrnlng engagement there. By a delay on the- Pittsburg and Lake Kric Rail road, he wjji placed In an awkward posi tion. He airlved in Pittsburg unannounced at 11:03. and after being separated from his party Ipar ed at 1:23 for Columbus. At Buffalo It had been arranged to at tach the sleeping car "Rambler" to the Allegheny Valley train, leaving that city at 10:43 last night and scheduled to arrive in this city at 7.2") a. in. In time to be at tached to the S.20 Panh indi- train for Huntington. Owing to the second Buffalo meeting concluding late, the car was sent ahead with a party and Mr. Bryan, accom panied by lits secretary. Robert I". Rose, followed on another train via the Pittsburg and Lake Brie Railroad at midnight. In stead of the train leaving Buffalo at mid night, as Mr. Bryan expected, he did not get away from that city until 1:20. Tho train missed connection at Youngslown and got Into Pittsburg too late for Mr. Bryan to go with his party on the "Rambler." The latter'a occupants expected to find hlra waiting for them. When 9.20 arrived and no Mr. Bryan there was consternation. The railroad officials held the train thirty-five minutes and getting no word from the presidential candidate could not wait longer. It was thought he might have gone to the Birmingham station un the South Side, but he was not there. Huding that his car had gone and there was no direct way of reaching Huntington until SM3 to morrow afternoon, too late tu fill two en gagements, he went to the MonuugaticU House. It was Mr. Bryan's first visit during the campaign, and his coming was in the nature of a Mirp'lee. The news quiekly truvileil and In a fev,- mlaules former County Chair man Joseph Haw ley. W. S. Guffey. l 1C. Barr. II. 1 Kearn. e and others, called lo pay their respects. After taking dinner. Mr. Bryan confrred with his visitors until the departure of the Columbus train at 1:23 In the afternoon. He figured that by going to Columbus he can gel a Norfolk and West ern train from there to Kenova, across the Ohio River from Huntington, arriving there at a little after noon to-morrow. This will prevent his speaking in the forenoon, but his afternoon engagement will be filled. I'EVtSYLVAM 1S niStl'l'OIVrill). Huntington, W. Va.. Oct. 21. The private car Rambler, in which W. J. Bryan, the Democratic presidential c-andid.ite.is making his lour of the country, arrived here about S o'clock to-night, but Mr. Bryan himself was not a passenger on the car. It brought only the newspaper corresondents who usually accompany Mr. liryan. At Wheeling the newspaper correspond ents were met by a committee of distin guished We-st Virginia Democrats, headed by Colonel John T. McGraw, National Com mitteeman from that State, and Honorable John II. Holt, Democratic candidate for Governor. This committee occupied a par lor car of their own. and they will accom pany Mr. Erjan throughout hU West Vir ginia tour. The fact that Mr. Bryan was expected to cross the State, though without nny Inten tion of niakmg speeches, had apparently be come generally known, for the various stop ping places were filled with people in their Sunday clothes, who had come our to greet him. There was a large crowd at Wheel ing, SistervUle. St. Mary's. Parkersburg, and Indeed at all the other points all along the travel. At many places where the train did not stop, including farmhouses and churches, tho people were gathered in num bers, and waved their greetings to the train as it passeil by. At many of the stopping points the peo ple were quite incredulous about the absence of Mr. Bryan,, and some of them insisted on going through his car and making a search for him. There was a general ex pression of disappointment over his nonappearance. Dockery's Campaign Has Insured In creased Demo cratic Majorities. I V A STAFF COKl:E.rONPK.T. Knnas City. Mo., Oct. 21. The unbouiiled enthusiasm that greeted Alexander Dock ery In his tour in the western part of the State last week augurs well for the ma jorities, which will be rolled up at the election next month. During the week Mr. Doekery delivered ten spe-eches to crowds that aggregated over w- p. tmhh In Hen ry, Newton, Jasper. Bates. Jack-on, Va line. Lafayette and Platte counties. He shook hands with thousands in the coun ties through which the tiaiiis passed, eover lng the entire western portion of the State Bach of the counties In is1"! gave Demo cratic majorities of from l.v to -t.uw. and In every county but one Jackson the pir ty leaders declare that the old majorities will be held or increased. In Jackson Coun ty two tickets are In the field, pending the decision of the Supreme Court, as to which Is the regular Democratic ticket, and even here the party, leaders declare the light will injure tho State and national ticket but little. If any. Congressman Cowherd Is the Democratic nominee for Congress In this district, and his constituents declare that ho will be returned to Congrc-s. Lafayette County, which Is ao com prisd In this district. Is highly Indignant over reports that it will not bring out the full vote for Cowherd. "We are going to re-elect Cowherd." sajs Stephen Wilson, chairman of lafavette Ccunty Committee. "We recognize that the fight In Jackson County may affect the vote somewhat there, and this county Is straining INUf to the utmost li make up any deficit that may result. The Democrats of this county recognize in I'uwlitrd an able Representative, a nidti who has stood lip for the right on the lloor of Congress with elotjueuce and success, ami whatever Jackson County may du, l.afajctte County will not be found wanting." The Democratic County and Congressional committees cver where nre nor king encT fcelicallv to bring out the vote, and the Democratic speakers In the State are labor ing with siidl earnestness to Instruct Ml sourians in the Issues that have arl.-en dur ing McKlnley's administration. M!souri ans .ire- thoroughly alive to the conviction that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Vnitcd States are really at stake In this campaign. One important fact of this campaign Is that the Democrats who left the pirty In U9fi on the money Issu" are returning In numbers amounting to practical unanimity. They aro welcomed back with open arms and appear delighted to get back. The Democratic party in Sllssourl is a united party. There are no distentions in the State outlde of the very minor one in Jackson County. Men who left the part In ISM are now stumping the State for the ticket. Major Nichols of Mnrshall. who ad dressed an overflow meeting of the Mar shall rally, is an example. Alexander Doekery addressed UKetings In the home towns of four Ml'sourl Congress men last week De Armond at Butler. Ben ton at Neosho. Cowherd at Kansas City and Cooney at Marshall. Benton. Cowherd and Cooney partici pated in the rillles In their towns at which Mr. Doekery was the leading speaker. De Armond was campaigning In Mltblgan and Indiana and De Armond's sons welcomed Mr. Doekery at Butler. Democratic speakers aro very active in the State. Frequently their meetings are held simultaneously In adjacent localities, and then comes a struggle by tho local committees te get the best crowd for their speaker. Thus, -when Mr. Doekery spoke at Marshall, Senator Cockrell and Dave Ball spoke at a big rally at Versailles, with one county separating them. The Marshall committee gave a big bonfire that drew Its full share of the attendance. JOHN C. LKBENS. sec your lips move." LEADING TOPICS I.N TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC I'iip Missouri Fnlr In western and cooler in eastern imrtion Monclnx. Toeselny fair; northwesterly Trtnilx. I'or Illlnfii Hnlu ant! cooler lfciu ln. Tiiesiliey fnlr; fresh miutlienstrr lv. ntiifllnc In lirlsL. northwesterly, wlndn. I'or ArUnnieuie Fair In western, cooler in ensfrrn portion Monday. Tuesday fair; uorllincntrrly winds. Page. 1. Hrjan Missed Train; Kast Was Disap pointed. Will Mrs. Br.van or Jlra. Roosevelt Win? ". Senator Vest Is Hopeful for llrjan. Sugar Trust I'slng Tariff for a Tool. Spe-aker Routed by Polntoel Questions. Chlnee Charged With Robbery. 2. America's Leading. Great Year for Football. Kiitrie for To-D-ey. 4. Killtorlal. The Stage-. More IJght on State School Fund. 5. Seeking Steden Ihigagemeut Ring. I!pcct McKInley to Keep l'ioiiiits. Illness Hastened Wedding. C. Republic Waut AK T. Republic Want Ad. Ameilcaii Bid the llet. I.e.td and Zinc Report. Keene's Hand Is Felt In the Stock Mir ket. 8. Sermons and Services In the Varlocs Chuiehrs. Reiurmshiug Dewe'j's Home. Five Firemen Killed. 9. Movement of Grain. River News. Found Deid in Ills Room. 10. Sister Pushed Him Into Moiling Water. Duel With Knives In Dark Halhviy. Kansas Citv's Horse Show. INSANE CRIMINALS ESCAPE. Overpowered Hospital IS nurd and Kau Seven Xol Keeaptuied. I'miKhkeepsie. N. V . Oct. 21. There w is a revolt at the Muttevvaii State Hospital for the Criminal Insane this evening, when sl or eight keeliers were assaulted and overpowered by about twenty Insane pa tients. Some of the patients escaped tend seven are still at large. One ur two of the keepers are badly bruNed. There were no suspicious movments on the part of the patients until suddenly and wltl'out wurnlng each keeper was attacke-d simultaneously by two or three patients and heavy blows fell on the heads of tho surprised attendants. The keys held by the keepers were slum taken from them and a rush was n-ade for the eloor. Chae was given across the hospital farm, and all but seven of the patients were cap tured. The keepers then took the recap tured patients back to the Institution and had them securely locked up In other parts of the building. Ry this time the keepers had formed several searching parties, ami they all started out to scour the woods In the vlclnltv of the hospital. The keepers who were assaulted were given medical at tention and Joined in the search for the fuKltives. The revolt. It Is thought, was caused di rectly by the crampesl quarters at the hos pital. SPANISH CABINET RESIGNS. Objected to Appointment of WVy ler as Captain Oeiieral of Madrid. Madrid. Oct. 2l.-Sehor Sllvela. the Pre mier, had an audience with the Queen Re gent to-day rind formally announced the resignations of Senor Gas(tt, Minister of Agriculture, and Senor Da to. Minister of the Interior together with the resignations of the high officials In other department-. hs a protest against the appointment of General Weyler as Captain General of Mad rid. The Cabinet Council, which followed, dis closed serious differences between the mctti mcrs of the ministry, and the Premier de cided to place the question of confidence in the Cabinet beforo the Queen Regent. At 7 o'clock this evening. Senor Sllvela went to the palace to tender the resigna tion of the entire Cabinet. Secretary Walsh Issues His First Election Forecast, Claiming 257 Votes Cer tain for Bryan. Indiana Is Claimed by Adlai Stevenson to Be Safe and He Thinks Ohio and New York Will Tall in Line. i:i:i'i iJf.ii-M'O'i v New York. t. 21 The New Yejrk Jejiir nil this morning snvs in a spee-ia! ili-pitch from Chicago: "The active campaigning of the last week has maided the Democr.i'lc leaders to get a e !, gauge upon the "nation, and sev eral of them have made slne-el statements of their views for the Journal. These opin ions are printed herewith: "Secretary ('. A. WaNh of the De moer.etlc National Commit tee- to-ei.iy MibuilttiHl a t-l!e of States, putting In the Democratic eediuuu 237 electoral votes as alreaely .i sureel. He said: "'I feel absolutely confident of Bryan's ele- lion liv a large majorliv. I b-lleve that, conceding e-ver thing to e.ur opponents wlere serious doubt arises. Mr. Rrvan will receive 237 of the 417 "Sectoral votes. This means a majority of thirtv-feiiir votes In the e leetornl e-eillege. and th's numlier e-annut cut eluVMl. " 'I am tint a plunger, i am ne.t accus tomed to making re-e-kle-s stale merits. I base mv contideme on the reports I receive dally from men who nave every incentive to state only cold f icts and give the enemy tire be nefit of doubts. " 'I haver not been disposed heretofore to STEVENSON AND JONES EXPECT SWEEPING VICTORY FOR BRYAN. ii v aiii.u i:. vri-:vi:Mv Democratic Candidate for Vice President. Chicago. Oct. 21. We have an excellent chance here in Illinois. Jluch depends upon Chicago. Chicago In m! elected Cleveland. It may elect Br.van this vear. I have been In Ohio. West Virginia. Maryland and New York. Ohio was Re publican by less than I0.tw four ears ago. Jones of Toledo Is doing effi-ctive work and he had over 1OO.0K) votes for Governor last ear. Ills following, it ! safe to assume, will so to Bryan. Tbe Gold Democrats In Ohio are largely with Brvan this time, and I hear there Is m-icli Republican dissatis faction onions the Quakers In the eastern part of the State. They elo not relish war and imperialism. West Vlrglnl Is a close State us i Dela ware. New- York Cltv will declare for Bre-an by s-V) plurality that is the claim nor will the McKlnlev vote In the upper iurt of the State be able to overcome that lead. Tour years have passed slin.e 1&W. New questions are before the people, notably lriperi.ilism nnd trusts. The vote four j cars agei furnished no criterion by which to forecast wh.it the vote will be -this year. The Democrats will carry this year all the States they carried In ISM. except Wyo ming. Both Kansas ami Nebraska are In favor of Bryan. The New York Herald's estimates are merely a matter of opinion. They signify no mure than opinion. In mv judgment, the chances favor Brjan In Kentucky. West Virginia. M.ir.vland. Ohio and New- York. You may count In eliana as safe for Rran. None of these States (H,l he carry last time, and probably he will capture them all this lime. DOES BRITAIN PLAN ANOTHER STRUGGLE? Suddfii Naval Aitiity Is Talo-ii to I a Tliir.it to Trail te. NEW ALLIANCE STAYS RUSSIA. Aiiltit'criuan ('onipact ICffps ''njilaiid's (ircatcst Kiifiny From Fin tlu-r KiHTiiH'iiiiHiii Ann-! ifa I'smtioiis. sim:ciai. bv cabli:. Loudon. Oct. 21. tCopj right, isw. bj W. R. Heirs-t.e-l'ur the moment the absorbing topic In 1'aris is the Anglo-German agree ment. All the papers comment on It ami all consider It directed agalnt Russia. At this conjunction the preparation of the British naval reserves and the organization or an additional fleet In home waters, an nounced to-daj, cre.ite-s a de-cided uneasi ness In France. Thinking men cannot deny that the tlme-s are critical. Kruger arrives in France at the begin ning of next month, and It Is expected there will tier .i big demonstration. Petiple ask. Has the Rritl-h naval activity anything to elo with this, or is the Anglo-German agreement Intended to clear the way for un Anglo-German struggle? It is evident that this Anglo-German ac cord 1 a wai ning to Russia, met to collie to the help of her ally. STATUE OF LIBERTY MAY FALL Sadly in Nwil of Kenaiis and in a l)aii",eroil.s State. i:i:itiii.io si'KVt v! New York. Oct. 21. Bartholin's Statue or Liberty is in :i eleplorable- condition and an expenditure of from J73,'-1'0 to Jlun.eMr will be required tei put it ill proper repair. Decav. rust, filth, vandalism and lack of attention are everywhere visible on Liberty Island, and the only excuse for this de plorable condition of affairs Is that there la no money for the use of the committee to whom Is Intrusted the proper care of the jlft ot the French Republic. It Is fourteen years since the pedestal was declared to be finished and the God dess of Liberty was placed In position. T6 day the right arm of the Goddes3 holding the torch supposed to enlighten the world Is fully twenty degrees out of plumb, to Democratic ..257 t Republican ..K)3 r Doubtful 87 t t Necessary to elect 224 eiigoge ill the prophecy or prediction busi nes. ,ut now I am confident of Mr. Rrj.m's; election. My fenindatlcn for this conh Icnce is shown in the forecast of th electoral vote of the various States, which is as fol lows: DKMont n it-. Alnlenmn 11 llssemrl 17 rUniiii Na-lirnsUn f nllleirnlli .... . New A oris . . "I. feilorHcIo ..... Neertli Cnrolinn.l I llrliiwnre : .Neinelii :t t-'lorlcln 1 Seilllli CnroliliH 11 Crorislsi K! Penlie'SMce ...... 1-! lelnliee :t Trails I liiellanit I lull :' irginin I- Knneells .......... Ill lvelltlicl. ... I.ciiilnlrtiiii .... . i:i Hliliiictii .... 1 . West VirKlnln.. Mnrlnnel Ills. insipid : Total '-' .Mciulnnii :t DOl I1TKI I- Illinois i!t Minth IlnUeitn... I VllrlilKili II eimlnjl :t Wllllieseetii ....... t " rn Jrr.ri I' Total Ohio -:: WKl'lllI.ICW. Ceiiiiiectlrut .... IS lVnnInnln ..:SS !,! 1" Klioelr Islnnel .. I .Mielne II lermonl Massachusetts .15 A Isronsln 1- s.. Hampshire... - .Neirlli Dielsoln... :: Urrgiia Totnl KM 11V .T VMKs 1C. .lllK. Chairman Democratic National Committee. I:KI'Lni.lC SU'Bc'IAU Chicago. Oct. 21. Al this stage of the can vass everything appears to be satisfactory, and I feci absolutely certain that Brvan and Stevenson will be elected by a large majority in the electoral college. The Republicans are depending upon the use of money to debauch the electorate in the jame wav that they succeeded In eloing four cars ago. but it Is my opinion that the have not as much money to spend as they had in IW. and that even if they had. they would not be able to effect their pur pose. The reports that I receive from the coun try at large are cheering. When such dis tinguished patriots and partisans as cvj Governor Routw-elt of Massachusetts. Sena tor Wellington of Maryland, ev-Senalor Herderson of Miouri. General Bcatty of Ohio and hundreds of others abandon their part on the Issue of the Republic or thu Empire, it means that the great mass of the people of the e-ountry, irrespective e! prrty. are eloing some very eletp thinking or that -subject. It is impossible for me or for anyboely else to adequately gauge tho result of art election In advance. I can say. however, that I receive reports eliily from sube rdi nate committeemen in every State, e-ountv anil district in the Union. These men :ire Irstructed to report only cold facts and glvo the enemy Invariably the benefit of any doubt. From these reiiorts 1 feci satisfied tlat the Democrats will have at least 257 votes In the electoral c-ollege. I feel alesei-h-lely certain that Bryan and Stevenson will be e le-ctcll. that visitors have been cautioned against e-llmbing to Its dizzy height. The iron work inside the statue ami peel estal is heavily- coated with rust, showing; a lack of paint: the work of vandals Is everywhere visible. It is feared that unless Congress takes some action to supply- funds for the care of the gift of the French people to America It will topple over. HORRIBLE CHINESE TORTURES. iilio) Fontosali Endured Agony Four Hours JJefore Death. Victoria, British Columbia. Oct. 21. Ac cording to a correspondent of the Shanghai .Mercury. BNhop Fontosnti. in South Ho Nan. was tortured four hours by Chinese. Different members of IiLs body were re moved singly. Two prlfsts were covered with coal oil and placed on a pile of ticks. which were then et tire to. I'-ishup l'ontosatl was disemboweled ami others were frightfully tortured. Three thousand converts. Ieil by French priest, in defending; their church, were massacred. JOHN SHERMAN SINKING. (Inly His I'eniarkalile Vitality Is Kee'iiii"; Jliin Alive. Was-hliigto'i. Oct. 21. The condition of c-S'-crt.iry- Sherman showed a eleclded change for the worse to-day and it Is not believed he will survive the night. Doctor W. W. Johnston Mme to the hous early in the evening and Is In constant attendance to relieve the needs of the dying man. SANTO DOMINGO REVOLUTION. Advices From Hayti Say Fijjutinjj in the Interior Continue. Kingston. Jamaica. Oct. 21. Advices re ceived to-lay from Hayti assert that the revolution In Santo Domingo Is not ended and that fluting Is proceeding in the In terior, although the revolutionists ate weak. ROBERT BUCHANAN VERY ILL". Noted Xoveli.st Suffered Vrelral Hemou-lingc and Loss of Speech. Loudon. Oct. 21. Mr. Robert Buchanan, the novelist, has had a cerebral hemorrhage which was followed by paralysis of right side and complete loss of speech. His con dition is very critical. PERSISTENT DOWIEITES. Another Deacon Went to Mauslield Only to Be Sent Away. Mansfield, O.. Oct. 21. Dowlclte Deacon I.eo came here from Crestline to-day in a carriage, but was sent away by the police. I r,- i:i.vj - ,!-' VVS-i" e.es5-,'.. ,M.