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San francisco,/ Monday; ogtober 22, 1900.
Continued on Second Pag*. t
. ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 21.— The Offi
cial "Messenger 'formally announces and
explains the return to Peking of.the.Rus
sian,; Minister to China In the following
'"','Aniedlct'of the Chinese Emperor hav
ing, appointed ; Prince ; Chlng ; arid , LI Hung
Chang to-be plenipotentiaries, the Czar
has. ordered M. • de Glers to return to Pe-*
king .and., to enter 'upon' peace * negotia
tions 'together with'_ the representatives of
the other ; powers."/.
With • Other Representatives.
Will Enter Upon Peace Negotiations
IvEXINGTOX, Ky.. Oct. 21.— Ivexington
phyeScians are puzzled over the case of
James B. Ferguson, the famous breeder
and etarter of thoroughbreds. He lies In
bed from the effects of .the passage of
X-rays through his body.
In order to locate a bullet, as prelimi
nary 4o an operation for lt» • removal,
Ferguson had the professor of phyfics at
the State University make an X-ray pic
ture of his body. This was done, and he
was seized with violent vomiting fits,
which took away his already falling
strength. He has been In very bad health"
for some months and came to Kentucky
to recuperate. He is now quartered at
his elegant home near Lexington and will
aubmlt to an operation for the 1 removal
of the bullet In case he can regain suffi
cient strensrth.
Starter James B. Ferguson in a Yery
Critical Condition From an
Unusual Cause. „
.-jlfiMcKlnley^ and Roosevelt are elected
¦/then 'the choice .will ; fall upon* Mrs.' Roose-.
.veU.-.If'Hhej Democrats twin- the honor
wW be • conferred r upon \ Mrs.'/Bryan. The
ters;- '-'•:¦%
'.^T * Oct " 21^-7-WhIehe'ver ' way : the . Presl
.t ; dential- election goes may decide
iwho is> tojbe' the/ next .president 1 general
or the; Daughters 'of the American Revo
lution. It' has been decided by many , of
,the" leading*. members to ask .either Mrs.
of ¦ Mrs: { Bry^\to\nir this, hon
orable -; position?;/ Neither -"of ¦ these ladles
Is ¦ at, '. present v Ya ,"; member,^ of ;, the .as-;
"sociation, .but both: are elisible s and one'
of, the board of managers to-day made the
statement: that \ within j the last ? week pa
pers i have'j been made* out ' for ; the admls- :
sion 'of •both \ to '•„ the franks of the Daii jrh- :
{Special ; Dispatch ¦ to^The". Call.'
After the patients had been given their
supper they were taken back to their
apartments with their keepers.' Among
tne number were fifteen or twenty; who
elept in one of the large corridors, where
there were- eix . or ' eight keepers. There
were no suspicious movements on the part
of the patients until suddenly each keeper
was attacked simultaneously, by : two f: or
three patients, and heavy blows I' Ml . on
th-5 heads of the, surprised attendants.'
The keys held by the keepers wer» taken
inal Insane this evening, when six
or eight keepers were assaulted and over
powered by about twenty insane pa
tients. Some of the patients escaped,
and'seven are still at large. One or two
of the keepers are badly bruised. . f
There was a revolt at the Mat
tewan State Hospital for the Crim-
Eo'clal Dispatch to Tbe Call.
Captures; Wa gems, Stores . and x Many
\ \ [and; Sl\p»p.v' ¦/. '_.. 7 :
;',CAPEi,TOWN, r , Oct.:, 21:— Lord iMethuen
has j reoccupied ZerustH and '» captured* nu
meroua a' large 'quantity'-* of stores
and ' many /.cattle.'and ! sheep." * • : : : - » ,
struckabout half a mile vest of Lodl and
twenty-five ; miles west' of .here to-day,:
sweeping everythlng'for'200 feet wlde.be- !
forest. One house -lri" the center "of its
path, occupied by 'colored • people, was de
stroyed," six persons being killed outright.
Three others are missing. *.-."¦
\:The tornado crossed jthe-. Texas Lnd: Pa
cific '- Railroad • at- Campbellsville -' (pur, a
lumber ° loading -station, two "miles = north'
of ; Lodl, • and carried away; considerable
lumber, j It '- is feared •. further^ loss • 6f7 life
has resulted "in"; the 'country.'- A, hard rain
"feUitiere; all: morning. rl - The result' Will Ibe
conslde'rable ¦'; damage JtcTjhe_ cbtton'crop^
Windstorm Sweeps a Section of Texas
and Six Persons Are Known, to .
. ~ Have Perished.
ATLANTA, Texas, Oct. 21.— A tornado
election will not take place until next
but already the warmth ex
hibited In the 'contest Is surprising. Mrs.
Daniel Manning's second term will expire
at that time. Mrs. Manning has been crit
icised by some of the Daughters as being
too much of'an aristocrat. One member
of the board is a clerk In the Pension Of
fice :_ another, although of aristocratic
lineage, runs a boarding-house. Mrs.
Manning neglected her social duties Inso
much that she did not extend her cour
tesy to the point of calling upon theee la
dies. .This criticism of Mrs. Manning prob
ably will stand In the way oj, her election
for a third time.
..The. revolt,:- It ,1s thought,', was "caused
directly bjr, the cramped quarters -at v . the
hoeplUU. ,
In the meantime," the'! keepers had "re
covered : sufficiently to give an /alarm.
Chase was : given across the hospital
farm, and all but • seven of the ''patients'
were captured. The recaptured "patients
were taken back to, the institution " : and
securely locked , up in : other" parts of .the
building. The searching par ties t- started
ou: to'scour.the woods in "the vicinity.' of
the" hospital. ' The - keepers : who were - as
saulted were given medical attention, and
were able to join In ; the search "for 'the
fugitives. . "'¦;¦¦.: .. .* : ...
.Through the yard. they, ran like deer,
and crowded around the big gate In the
wall, while one of .- their number .was
turning the key. In the lock.' When the
gate was thrown open' they rushed : out of
the yard, fairly tumbling over one f- an
other in their anxiety to, gain freedom. •
leading to the rear exit.
The patients first passed through the
dining-room, where each picked. from the
table a heavy cup or plate or bowl. From
the dining-room they went through -the
adjoining rooms, the doors of which were
unlocked, and then Into the long hall
from them quickly, and a rush for the
door was made.
came self supporting. He got a place as
an assistant with the engineers of the
Musklngum Improvement, where he re
mained about two years, when he -was. so
the story goes, discharged for zealous
partisanship of the Whig persuasion
This was at 16. and it is said that he ex
hibited the strong party spirit at that age
that characterized his entire public career.
He went from the Musklngum Improve
ment Into his brother Charles* law ofilce
at Mansfield, and began to read law.
There was no time for idleness — no time
to wait for something- to turn up.
In 1S55 Mr. Sherman entered Congress.
He had already established a reputation
for ability in his profession, and. it is said,
was making'money very fast when he left
his practice and followed thebent of Ms
nature— followed the example of, old Roger
Sherman, .whose temperament* must have
been akin to that of his distinguished de
scendant, the Senator from Ohio.
Mr. Sherman was but 31 years of age
when he was elected to the national
House of Representatives In 1S54. He took
CMcagoan Interferes
to Stop Blow and
Is Murdered. ,
Shot Dead While Protect
ing Young Woma'j From
Rescued is Seeking to Shield
the Assassin. .
Police Believe the One Whom Hs
The police are working on the theory
that the girl knows more about the shoot
ing and the causes that led up to it than
she is willing to admit. Miss Gilbert's
statement that the man who fired the
fatal fchot was a stranger to her is dis
credited. It Is thought that she will final
ly disclose his name „ and give evidence
that will lead to his arrest.
Griffin did not pause, but sprang toward
the man and attempted to grapple -with
bint. 'The next moment the report of the
revolver was heard and Griflln dropped
bleeding to the pavement. The murderer
did not -wait to see the result of his shot,
but fled south on State street, making
good his escape.
"Keep back or you are a dead man," he
cried, as he drew a revolver from his
The stranger turned toward Griffin with
an oath.
"Leave that •woman alone." he shouted
as he ran toward the place where the man
and woman were standing. "What do you
mean by striking a defenseless girl, you
Griffin was returning from a dance at
Central Hall, on Twenty-second street and
Wabash avenue. Miss Gilbert had. been
Fitting up with a sick friend and was on
her way home with Miss Ada Brown and
Miss Bertha Clark. When Griffin reached
the corner of State and Twenty-second
streets, according to the story told by
witnessed, he observed a man striking
Miss Gilbert on the face. The woman
ffave a terrified scream for help, and Grif
fin rushed to her side.
CHICAGO. Oct. 21.— Thomas J. Griffin,
a shipping clerk employed by N. K. Fair
bank & Co.. was shot and instantly killed
at 4 o'clock this morning while trying to
protect Miss Fay Gilbert from the attack
cf a strange man in front of 2220 State
street. When the stranger saw Griflln
was about to Interfere with his designs on
Miss Gilbert, he drew his revolver. Un
mindful of the threatening muzzle of the
¦weapon, the shipping clerk grappled with
his assailant. In a moment he fell to the
sidewalk with a bullet through his heart.
The murderer escaped.
Ej>ect«.l Dispatch to The C*ll.
But ancestry and opportunity are not
enough. They must be coupled with en
ergy and application — that sort of appli
cation that knows no tiring." Men move
forward by the power that is within them
—not by that behind them or about them.
John Sherman began to * recognize this
fact at the age of fourteen, when he be-
With such a paternal ancestry and such
a mother as John Sherman must have
had— with these two supreme essentials
supplemented by tne spur of poverty and
breathing the atmosphere of enterprise
and expansion that frontier lads wero
wont to breathe, it is not surprising that
the late senior Senator from Ohio rose to
ti*e height to which he attained. In
deed, the surprise is rather that more
boys of equal ancestry— vastly more in this
country of limitless possibilities, do not
rank with the brightest and ablest of our
But a few years ago there were three
conspicuous men In the United States
Senate, all three cousins of some degree,
and all related-either in the line of direct
descent or collaterally through the blood
of Roger Sherman. One of these Is still
in the upper house of Congress— George
Frisbie Hoar. William M. Kvartshas re
tired from public life, taking with him
rich laurels of fame well earned as a
jurist, as a statesman and as a man. and
John Sherman is dead.
Before Roger Sherman, too, there was
good blood. This almost goes without
saying, as he never would have been what
he was. There Is an occasional outcrop
ping of genius, however, when there is
no family precedent to account for it. But
even In these cases a careful, tracing of
the blood would be pretty cure to reveal
quality In ancestry that would account
for the seemingly unaccountable.
But before Judge Sherman the father
of these two distinguished sons, away
back a century and a half ago. was a
young man in Connecticut, whose voca
tion was that of the cobbler. The boots
that he. made were better, so runs the
story, than those that came from'. other,
hands, though the men In those days were
less clever at trickery than some Con
necticut Yankees In later years. But this
young man had a soul for something be
yond making strong boots forthe rugged
settlers thereabouts, and so a« he pegged
away at the leather he stored his. mind
with a knowledge of the lav.-. It .was In
17C0 that this same cobbler, now 40 years
of age and known as Roger Sherman, be
came prominent as a Revolutionary lead
er. His fame spread throughout the thir
teen colonies, and when the Continental
Congress was created Roger Sherman be
came one, of its leading members, serv
ing continuously from 1774 to 17S8. He
was a remarkable man, possessed of
strong commonsense, intense feeling and
an Intuitive knowledge of the true prin
ciples of government.
But Mrs. Sherman was one of those
brave, determined women who have made
our country great among the nations. So
well did she perform fhe work left to her
hands to do that one of sons. William
Tecumseh Sh«°rmnn. became with one ex
ception the first military hero of the land,
and the other. John Sherman, became one
of the preatest^men of his political faith
in the l*nited States Senate, if not the
greatest of any party in that body.
John Sherman was born at Lancaster,
Ohio, May 10, 1S32. Nevertheless he was a
typical New t'nglander. and his t:Ul. an
gular figure, his plain, simpl-? tast;s. his
cool, reasoning temperament were all New
England traits; and well might they have
been.'foj- it was from this soil his ances
try was nurtured. Ills father and mother
emigrated to Ohio from Connecticut and
settled on the famous Western" Reserve,
a district populated for the most part by
New Englandcrs. The pioneer Sherman
•was a lawyer uf distinguished ability. His
advancement in his profession. In what
was then little more than the frontier,
was rapid, but at 40 years of age his life
went out. he beliiK at the time one of the
Judges of the S-jpreme Court of Ohio. The
widow was l*ft with eleven children to
provide for and educate. The youngest
was fr'zi. a itr.r_ months olf«. -the eldest
bar.riy IS. Judge Sherman had ..accumu
lated no surplus. He died poor. It was
an appalling outlook for a young ambi
tious woman— such a problem as would
turn the head of a fin <1<» slecle mother.
NEW YORK. Oct. a.— Tbe Can-Herald
forecast of the Presidential election gave
politicians material for (Uscussloa f rom
the Atlantic to the Pacific. Republicans
were delighted with the prognostication.
Democrats were displeased. FsJr-mlnded
men In both parties frankly sa!d that the
poll had been fairly made and accurately
represented the situation at thl= time. Tbe
public placed absolute confidence in Its re
General Francis V. Greene, president of i
the ¦ Republican County Committee, said: "
"I think The Call-Herald's predictions j
are about correct as to the general result
and also ad to the Governorship of this "
State. The candidate for Governor In
New York generally runs behind his party -,
candidate for President Besides. In tola
Instance. Mr. Odell has been devoting hi*
energies unselfishly to the re-election of
At the headquarters of the Democratla
Congressional Committee the poll was
carefully read. The effect was exactly
the opposite from that at Republican
headquarters. It gave the Democrats lit
tle comfort. They have been counting
with confidence on carrying the House of
Representatives, even If they should lose
the Presidency, and the disclosure of
weak places In their lines was far from
gratifying. ,.
Politicians of all parties looked forward to
the election predictions of The Call and
the New York Herald this morning with,
great Interest. Republicans found much
to cheer them In the review of the politi
cal situation throughout the country. The
Democrats, on the other band, found llttla
consolation In It. Conservative Demo
crats, while still keeping up a show of
claiming the election of Mr. Bryan and a
majority in the House of Representa
tives, admitted that the poll showed evi
dence of careful work and .was undoubt
edly a fair presentation of the conditions
prevailing a fortnight before the election.
At the Eastern headquarters of tha Re
publican Congressional . Committee The
Call-Herald poll was In great demand to
day, and returns from several States -were
carefully gone over and analyzed. The
poll as a whole agrees .well with the In
formation of the committee as to the con
ditions throughout tbe country, though
there is a disposition on the part of tha
Republican managers to claim rather
more Congressional districts than have
been put down in the Vsure" column by
The Call. Most of those classed as doubt
ful would be put Into the Republican' col
Representative Loudenslager, who !» In
charge- of the Eastern headquarters^ did
not care to discuss particular districts for
publication, but he said:
"We have felt confident from tbe be
ginning of the campaign that Mr. McKln
ley would be re-elected by a ' handsome
majority In the Electoral College. "We,
have also felt sure that we would have a
majority In the House of Representatives.
It is naturally gratifying to us. neverthe
less, to have our Judgment of the situa
tion confirmed by the non-partisan poll
which The Call and , the Herald have
Special Dispatch to Th« Call.
on November 6.
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At Washington Headquarters Oia Fig
ures on Congressmen Are Re
garded as ' Too Conservative.
Result of the Poll
of States Pleases
Leaves No Doubt ol the
Success of McKlnley
his seat In December of . the .following
year. He remained in the. lower house
eight years, and then was elevated to the
Senate, where he served for seventeen
consecutive years, resigning from that
body to become Secretary of the Treasury
under Hayes.' f '
It was as the head of the Treasury De
partment that Mr. Sherman did perhap3
the best work of his life. He was a born
financier. In 1874, several years before
Mr. Hayes was even thought of In con
nectlon with the Presidency. Mr, Sher
man Introduced - a- bill providing *f or the
resumption of specie payments on Jan
uary . I, 1870. He had little thought, no
doubt, of .being the man to bring that pur
pose to a , practical realization. " But in
1877, he was made Secretary of. the-Treas
ury, and -the work of preparing for the
resumption fell to, his hands. He .did this
so well that when the appointed day came
.there was not a ripple of disturbance' In
financial circles, though theorists and pes-,
slmists generally held that serious trouble!
would ensue. But with John Sherman at
the • head of the ' Government's finances
ter, and the result was that Hampton was
laughed at all over the country.
Sherman came much nearer a duel dur
ing his term in the House. He expected
to fcc shot at that time and prepared him
self for defense. lit was making a speech
cne day, when a member nar%ed Wright
of Tennfjsfe said that one of his state
ments was a lie. Sherman did not hear
the remark, but It was reported to him
that evening and the next day It appeared^
in the Globe newspaper. Sherman rose
to a question cf privilege. He said he had
not heard the remark and he supposed
that the gentleman who made it was In
s-uch a condition (drunk) that he didn't
know what he was saying. As he said i
this Wright looked at him insolently and
Sherman picked up a box of wafers and
threw It in Wrlght'3 face. Wrlsrht then
tried- to -draw a pistol. ' but the other
members of Congress gathered around
lnm and prevented him from so doing.
The affair created such a sensation that
the House adjourned. Cvt-ry one.expect
td a duel, and Sherman was called uoon
by on^ of the Southern members and ask
ed what he expected to do. Sherman re
plied that he was not a duelist, but that
he would repel any physical attack upon
him with interest.' He k< a pood shot, and
he says that he never felt cooler In his
life than he did the next mornlnc wften
Yt'i walked up to the capltol with a pistol
in his pocket. He had made up his mind
that if Wright approached him in such
a manner as to justify it he would shoot
him dead. He took a friend with him and
went out to the capltol. He did not see
Wright until his* return trip. As he walk
ed down the steps to go home Wright
came out and walked down the opposite
side. The two -parsed around the foun
tain, which then' stood in front 'of the
capitol. Kaoh man oad a coileajjue -with
him. and Sherman , % expectcd Wright to
shoot; He had. his hand on his pistol and
he looked Wright -in .the eye. ready to
j raise the pistol and shoot him if be made
, any.-. demonstration of attack. Wright.
, hov. ever. saw., th&t Sherman meant busi
ness -and he walked on past withbut k ddlng
anything. 1 } "' ' ¦ " ' ' . ; ' i, ' i, '•
Mr.' Sherman was* always a"n" active man
in public office. 'but his genius aid not find
its most favorable" Held for ex^-esslon un
til the financial legislation of the war time
came up and thence forward his name Is
linked with the monetary course of the
nation. He championed the national bank-
Ing system when it was deemed an inno
vation; he shaped the refunding act and
that providing for the resumption of spe
cie payments which he. as Secretary of
the Treasury under President Hayes, pur
in operation. When Gar field succeeded
Hayes Mr. Sherman returned to the Sen
It was his great familiarity with our
finances and his distinction as a creative
financier that caused so many expressions
of surprise that Mr. McKinley should se
lect Senator Sherman as head of the De
partment of State. His ability for the lat
ter post was not questioned, out he had
proved himself, as the head of the Treas
ury Department and as the author of
financial measures of far-reaching im-.
portsnee. whereas he had nevervdernon
strated that his intimacy with ourVorelgn
relations was equally exact. -That he had
long been on the Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations Is too well Known to
need more than a passing sta.ement. but.
to the public this has seemed but a side
issue of his ability.
From the Cabinet.
Causes That Led to His Resignation
Senator Sherman's, relations with Presi
dent McKlnley as Secretary of State were
not altogether pleasant. He was never
a diplomat, 'but rather a man of strong
sentiments, direct and straightforward,
so much so that from the terseness of
some of his communications In dealing
with foreign affairs he was dubbed a
"shirt sleeves" diplomat. He never hesi
tated to say exactly what he thought and
this characteristic somewhat shocked the
Ministers and representatives of some of
the European powers. Indeed, to such an
extent was the subject discussed that
shortly before his resignation was
brought about it was published that the
mind of the great statesman was failing
and he was practically forced to resign
from the cabinet.
Slrtee that time Senator Sherman prac
tically retired from public life. •
Although for nearly half a century John
Sherman had been one of the leading
men of the country, his chlefest ambition
was never gra titled. More than once had
he sought Presidential honors, but as
often had his ambition been balked when
success seemed almost In his grasp. No
doubt this was due to a certain prickly
angularity In his character, his angles
usually impinging on -the sensibilities of
several of his competitors at once.
the people had . no ; fears. He had their
confidence. ; . .- 4^*-i
Once Nearly Met on the Field of
Honor With Hampton.
An Interesting episode In his* life oc
curred In ISSfl. when there was great talk
of a duel between him and Wade'Hamp
ton. Sherman had - charged Hampton
with being connected with the Kuklux
and .had "given evidence to show that he
was correct.' . Wade Hampton did not try
to. controvert, the "-evidence, but he satis
fied himself by sending the following let
ter, which he thought, would bring Sher
man to 'a duel:
¦ CHAKLOTTKSVILLE, -Va., Oct. 1.— Hon.
John Sherman — Sir:; .As you do not disclaim the
language to which I have called your, attention.
Thav« only to say that In using it you uttered
what you knew to be absbjutely false. My ad
dress will be Columbia,' S.\CV^I am your obe
dient servant. WAr/E HAMPTON.
¦: In reply to this Sherman • reiterated his
statements and .published Hampton's let-'
Famous American Statesman and Patriot Passes Awau
at His 'WasMiigton Home.
The San Francisco Call.
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